Mynaric USA and The Ohio State University Partner for High-speed Communications Research

Formal long-term agreement announced at Farnborough Air Show

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, USA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mynaric USA and The Ohio State University College of Engineering entered into a long-term, collaborative research agreement today at the world-renowned Farnborough Air Show. The research agreement is focused on emerging communications technologies, as well as advancing current high-speed laser-based communications.

A world leader in high-speed communications with free space optics, Mynaric USA will look to leverage Ohio State’s impressive research capabilities and talent to improve and refine its technology. Likewise, the collaboration will expose engineering students and faculty to advanced laser communications, as well as Mynaric’s industry-leading products and expertise.

“This is an exciting opportunity for both parties and we’re eager to begin work with Ohio State Engineering,” said Joseph Fehrenbach, Mynaric USA CEO. “We very much look forward to collaborative research that advances high-speed communications technology and accelerates its adoption across both industry and government.”

“Ohio State’s unique blend of assets is well-suited to serve high-tech growth industries across the globe,” noted College of Engineering Dean David B. Williams. “The opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research with Mynaric USA will ensure that our students help build the future of high-bandwidth communications across multiple domains and industries.”

The first cooperative research effort will focus on systems-level flight research and testing using Mynaric’s air-to-ground laser communication terminals. A team of experts from Ohio State will provide aircraft, airport infrastructure, hardware integration and data collection and analysis.

Mynaric’s optical laser technology provides ultra-high data rates, power efficiency and highly secure communication across vast distances. Find out more at www.mynaric.com.

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About Mynaric USA

Founded in 2009, Mynaric specializes in air and space wireless laser communications. These laser communications provide secure and efficient ultra-high data rates enabling ultra-long distance communication. Applications of Mynaric technology include secure point-to-point communications between stationary and nonstationary objects, airborne mesh networks, and secure tactical communications. Mynaric customers are also using the technology to deploy communication constellations, bringing accessibility to previously underserved populations. Established in 2016, Mynaric USA brings these innovations to serve the North American market in support of commercial and government customers.

For media inquiries, contact pr@mynaricusa.com.

Mallory Hilderbrand
Mynaric USA
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Coaxifi's WiFork Whole-Home Wi-Fi Kit Delivers Wi-Fi over Coax to Cord Cutters

Wi-Fi over coax delivers Wi-Fi directly to each room with a cable outlet, improving signal strength for streaming media devices and smart TV sets.

KANSAS CITY, MO, USA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cord cutters now have a new use for their homes' coaxial cabling: Wi-Fi delivery. With patent-pending Wi-Fi over coax (WoCA™) technology, WiFork kits from Coaxifi® offer reliable whole-home Wi-Fi coverage for as little as 1/10th the cost of range extenders and mesh systems. Since WoCA travels free of obstructions through walls, homeowners no longer need to put up with degraded Wi-Fi performance due to signal absorption by concrete and drywall.

As more households subscribe to 'over the top' virtual MVPD services to stream live video programming, the need for reliable Wi-Fi has never been greater. Fortunately, bringing Wi-Fi to the back of a drywall TV niche or built-in TV cabinet is easy with WoCA. Coaxifi's WiFork sends a strong Wi-Fi signal directly to each room's cable outlet, with customized antennas that thread onto coaxial wall plates. This ensures low-latency, high-throughput connections between users' Wi-Fi routers and smart TV sets, streaming media devices, game consoles, and other connected devices. As a distributed antenna system, WiFork delivers Wi-Fi to the user 'edge' in each room to maximize modulated PHY rates and packet delivery, rather than squandering transmitted power on empty spaces between the router and connected devices as with traditional Wi-Fi delivery.

The best part? Cord cutters can keep using their compatible Wi-Fi routers. While many meshed range extenders fail to support Fast Roaming, Coaxifi's WoCA kits natively allow users to seamlessly roam from floor to floor on a single SSID. Unlike meshed systems that rely on unstable wireless links between floors, Coaxifi's WoCA kits eliminate hidden-node interference, multi-hop latency, and downtime caused by unpaired nodes. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for low-power meshed systems using the 802.11n/ac chipsets of yesteryear, WiFork lets users delay purchasing a new router until meaningful upgrades – like 9.6-Gbps-capable 802.11ax or WPA3 with Protected Management Frames – reach the market. Since WiFork provides a future-proof Wi-Fi solution ready to work with both existing and new router models, users benefit from an assured upgrade path if and when they seek to purchase a new router.

WoCA kits also allow ISPs to keep consumer-premise equipment deployed in the field for longer, without the added expense of troubleshooting range extenders. Instead of crimping and wallfishing Ethernet cables, technicians can vastly reduce installation time by using existing coaxial cabling. ISPs can cross-sell a whole-home Wi-Fi solution that "just works" from the moment it's installed.

Each WiFork kit connects 4 cable outlets, with support for 16 or more rooms when used with multi-antenna routers. Larger deployments can be paired with multi-band amplifiers. WiForks are available for retail sale on Amazon, eBay, and coaxifi.com.

For media inquiries and wholesale opportunities: info@coaxifi.com

Tyler Kaine
Coaxifi
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Enov8 – The most promising DevOps Solution Provider 2018

IT & Test Environment, Release & Data Management

Enov8 DevOps at Scale

20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers

20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers

Enov8, the Enterprise IT Intelligence company, has been named winner of this year’s, 2018, CIOReview “20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers”.

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Enov8, the Enterprise IT Intelligence company, from Sydney Australia, has been named winner of this year’s, 2018, CIOReview “20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers”.

A somewhat unique winner, Enov8 goes “against the grain” of providing a “simple” DevOps point solution, and provides a broader “business intelligence” platform that helps organizations run their Enterprise DevOps more effectively through the embracement of methods that help the organization better understand and manage their complex IT landscape and delivery chain operations.

In response to the news, Enov8’s Executive Director, Niall Crawford said: “CIOReview selected a great list* of companies this year. To be selected as the overall winner of this prestigious award was fantastic and I believe it was partly in recognition that the industry is evolving and organizations now need to address the ‘DevOps at Scale’ problem and, off-course, an endorsement of Enov8’s hard work and innovative approach in this space.”

CIOReview Top 20 List*: https://devops.cioreview.com/vendors/most-promising-devops-solution-providers-2018.html

Note: This award follows some of Enov8’s recent achievements which include various big wins with global enterprises (banking, telecom and retail) and significant partnership announcements with some of the world’s largest technology service provider.

About Enov8
Enov8 is a leading “Enterprise IT Intelligence” and “Enterprise DevOps” innovator, with solutions that support IT & Test Environment Management, Release Management and Data Management. Enov8’s philosophy is to help organizations be “Agile at Scale” through enhanced transparency and control of their IT landscape and operations.

About CIOReview
CIOReview is a leading technology magazine that has been at the forefront of guiding organizations through the continuously disruptive landscape and providing enterprise solutions to redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. Recognized as a principal and reliable source of information, CIOReview offers a ground-breaking platform allowing decision makers to share their insights, which in turn provides entrepreneurs with analysis on information technology trends and the broader environment.

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Rentex Audio Visual & Computer Rentals Announces its Partnership with Ken Chiocchi

Rentex Audio Visual & Computer Rentals logo

Rentex is proud to announce that the organization is working with industry veteran Ken Chiocchi to develop business opportunities in the Northeast.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rentex is proud to announce that the organization is working with industry veteran Ken Chiocchi to develop business opportunities in the Northeast. Ken’s experience spans over twenty-five years focused on Event technology in the Hospitality industry. He has held positions with KVL Audio Visual, PSAV and Corporate AV. Ken’s business development strategies include developing and maintaining strong customer relationships, positioning an organization’s value and brand.

“Ken thrives in complex, fiercely competitive situations and succeeds through building strong collaborative relationships. That is exactly the right strategy for growing our business in the Northeast. I’ve worked with Ken for almost 15 years and respect his talent, abilities, and work ethic tremendously. I’m excited to have him on my team,” states Janne’ Mummert Vice President of Business Development, Rentex.

About Rentex
Founded in 1980, Rentex is one of the largest and most trusted wholesale providers of audio visual, production, and computer rental equipment in the nation. We are a longtime leader in the cross rental market supplying AV equipment to the nation’s largest AV rental, staging, production, and other live event companies. Rentex can deliver nationwide within 24 hours and offers same day delivery to most major cities. To view all available rental equipment and request a rental quote, visit www.rentex.com or call 800-574-1702.

Marcel Maillet
Rentex Audio Visual & Computer Rentals
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CCP Technologies secures strategic placement

LPLAN – Sigfox, NB-IoT and LTE Cat M1

Digital currency invests in ASX-listed public company

CCP Technologies Limited (ASX:CT1) (ASX:CT1)

ST KILDA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Key highlights:
• Strategic placement to raise $861,247 (before costs) at a 25% premium to last close
• CCP welcomes Penta Global Blockchain Foundation and First Growth Funds (ASX:FGF) to the register
• Acceleration of CCP’s blockchain initiatives
• Opening the China market for the CCP solution

CCP Technologies Limited (“CCP” or “The Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received commitments from strategic investors to raise $861,247 (before costs) by issue of 43,062,350 new ordinary shares at $0.02 per share. Each subscriber in the placement will also receive a two-year unlisted option, for each share issued, with an exercise price of $0.03, subject to shareholder approval at the Company’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.

The investment made by Penta Global Blockchain Foundation will be in the form of “Penta” tokens. Further details on Penta tokens and key terms of the Securities Subscription Agreement with Penta Global are provided in Appendix 1 accompanying this announcement. New ordinary shares will be issued under the Company’s available LR7.1 and L7.1A capacities, where applicable.

First Growth Funds Limited (FGF) led the strategic investment and have also invested directly from their balance sheet, as well as partnering with Penta Global (Penta), a US$500 Million market capitalised digital currency, to cornerstone this placement in CCP Technologies Limited.

David Ritter, CEO of Penta said that:

"The Penta Global Blockchain Foundation is very happy to announce completion of a strategic investment in ASX listed company, CCP Technologies. This represents one of the first times a digital currency has invested directly in a public company on a major exchange and reflects Penta’s commitment to bring blockchain technology to the real- world economy. We see many strategic opportunities to work with CCP Technologies to deliver new solutions to the market."

Penta Global is a blockchain connector that provides interoperability between blockchain and existing IT systems, which complements CCP Technologies’ established and rapidly commercialising critical control point Internet of Things (IoT) solution as well as CCP’s wholly owned India-based development company that has been expanding its blockchain development capabilities.

Anoosh Manzoori, Executive Director of FGF said,

“FGF believes it is an opportune time to invest in CCP. Their technology is fully developed and with the establishment of key channel partners, including Vodafone, Dicker Data Limited (ASX:DDR), Sigfox operators and now with Penta, CCP has a great growth outlook.”

The Company continues to build a growing list of customers in Australia, North America and Asia which includes many well-known corporate brands seeking an enterprise-grade IoT critical control point management system. CCP’s new energy monitoring, shipment monitoring and blockchain solutions provides a great opportunity to strengthen market position.

Michael White, Chief Executive Officer of CCP said,

“Our company is leveraging Cloud, IoT, blockchain, Big Data and AI technologies to revolutionise critical control point management. We have an industry leading suite of technical capabilities, a growing customer base and partner network. We’re bringing exciting new solutions to a massive market which offer a compelling value proposition. This raise provides synergistic investment that we expect will further accelerate our commercial and technical advancements.”

About First Growth Funds

First Growth Funds Limited is a diversified Listed Investment Company which focuses on increasing shareholder value by making investments across a broad range of listed and unlisted investments. Since December 2017, under the leadership of Executive Director Anoosh Manzoori who is also a non-executive director of CCP Technologies Limited, FGF has strongly positioned itself in the digital currency space and is an active investor and advisor for new blockchain technologies.

About Penta Global

Penta Network is a next generation platform for both public and private blockchain projects, designed to be a premier platform for transferring value and operating high- performance decentralised applications. Penta aims to remove roadblocks and reshape the blockchain landscape with an emphasis on impacting the real economy and improving productivity. With its unique consensus algorithm (DSC) and a distributed network architecture, Penta is endeavouring to build the world’s most inclusive, equitable, and distributed blockchain community.

Penta Global has a large development team in China and has built a ‘blockchain rice’ solution for 30,000 rice growers for food security and supply chain in the rice sector. The solution provides growers, harvesters, milling, transport and retail data to be stored on the blockchain delivering valuable data to all stakeholders.

About CCP Network
CCP offers a critical control point management system in Australia and North America, and has an emerging presence in Singapore. Critical control points are the points in a supply chain where a failure of standard operating procedure has potential to cause serious harm to people – and to a business’ reputation and bottom line. Standard critical control points include temperature, energy, environment (e.g. air and water quality, pH, chemicals, noise, acoustics and gases) and movement.

CCP captures data using Smart Tags (sensors) and an advanced Internet of Things (IoT) network. Data is delivered to the company’s big data cloud platform where it is analysed to deliver business intelligence. Customers access this information through Web and Mobile Dashboards; and they receive real-time alerts via SMS, email and push notifications.
The Company’s first target market is the food industry, where food safety regulation, energy savings and waste reduction drives adoption. For further information on the CCP Solution, visit: www.ccp-network.com

Michael White | Executive Director & CEO
CCP Technologies
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CNN’s Don Lemon to Keynote the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference

Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon”

Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon”

Chair, NAMIC Board of Directors

Accomplished News Anchor and Emmy Award Winning Journalist Brings Insightful Barrier-Breaking Story to Conference Opening Session

The ongoing conversation around diversity & inclusion is more important than ever and I am looking forward to the opportunity of being part of an event that has helped lead the charge in our industry.”

— Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon”

NEW YORK, USA, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon”, will be the opening keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, October 16-17, 2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis. The respected news professional will set the tone for this year’s conference theme, “Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes”, and illuminate multiculturalism by sharing his inspiring journey and thought-provoking insights.

“I am thrilled to be joining the NAMIC Conference this year with a group of media professionals who influence so many people,” said Lemon. “The ongoing conversation around diversity and inclusion is more important than ever and I am looking forward to the opportunity of being part of an event that has helped lead the charge in our industry for over 30 years.”

The 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference will be highlighted by a remarkable roster of the industry’s notable business leaders and subject-matter experts. This year’s agenda will soar to new heights of knowledge and courage by amplifying voices from across the cultural spectrum.

“We are honored to have Don as our opening keynote speaker,” said Joiava Philpott, vice president, Regulatory Affairs, Law & Policy Department, Cox Communications and chairperson of the NAMIC National Board of Directors. “He is the consummate journalist who brings his authentic self to everything he does and I know everyone attending the NAMIC Conference will walk away with something from his story and the insights he will bring during his talk.”

Additionally, conference highlights include the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Luncheon, the Annual Awards Luncheon honoring the recipient of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award and celebrating the 2018 class of Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries, and the Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). The conference will continue its tradition of powerful, provocative education sessions, plus networking events.

Sponsors for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference include ARRIS, Charter Communications, Cox, Discovery, HBO, Nokia, NCTA, Turner, TV One, Univision Communications Inc. and The Walter Kaitz Foundation.
To register for this event visit namic.com/conference. Group discounts are available. For more information and sponsorship inquiries contact Sandra Girado 212-594-5985 Sandra.girado@namic.com.

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ABOUT NAMIC
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises more than 4,000 professionals across 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.com and stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Wanita Niehaus
NAMIC
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EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell BTS Antenna Shipments Up 7% in 2017

Earl Lum, President EJL Wireless Research

Product Code: GBSAMAF-S-2018

Antenna revenues surged 69% in 2017 due to sAIA and MM-ARS products; MM-ARS market to reach USD $70 billion by 2022; Huawei Technologies Remains Top Vendor

We remain skeptical about the return on investment of 64T64R TDD MM-ARS solutions being 100% of 5G NR networks. We believe that 32T32R TDD MM-ARS will be the volume driver.”

— Earl J. Lum, President

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global macrocell BTS antenna shipments increased 7% in 2017 despite weakness in China and India, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell BTS Antenna Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2022 10th Edition.” “Initial shipments of FDD/TDD antennas, coupled with growth in FDD antennas, sAIA products, and MM-ARS products supported the growth. Antenna revenues surged due to the mix shift towards higher port count passive products as well as increased shipments of sAIA and MM-ARS solutions,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that macrocell BTS antenna shipments will decline by 10% in 2018 due to the shift towards higher port count passive antennas and continued weakness in China and India, offsetting initial 5G MM-ARS shipments in South Korea and the United States. However commercial deployments of 5G MM-ARS solutions will drive revenues up 234% in 2018.

EJL Wireless Research estimates that the Top 3 macrocell BTS antenna suppliers for units controlled 57% of total antenna shipments in 2017 while Top 3 macrocell BTS antenna suppliers for revenues captured 68% market share. The Top 3 antenna suppliers in unit shipment volumes were Huawei Technologies, Comba Telecom, and CommScope while the Top 3 antenna suppliers in revenues were Huawei Technologies, CommScope, and Kathrein. Chinese antenna suppliers captured 63% of shipments and 61% of revenues in 2017. Huawei Technologies was again the largest macrocell BTS antenna supplier in 2017 in terms of both units and revenues.

For currently overloaded LTE macrocell sites, EJL Wireless Research believes that the use of sector splitting with multi-beam antennas to add capacity may be the most economical option for mobile operators compared with the deployment of small cells to support ever increasing data usage from mobile subscribers. The potential to transform network capacity from a traditional three sector macrocell architecture to four, five, or more sectors per frequency band is on the near horizon.

“LTE-Advanced Pro services using 4×4 MIMO across multiple frequency bands, coupled with the strategy to consolidate all passive antenna ports onto a single panel per sector to support a “1+1” configuration are driving mobile network antenna upgrades using FDD and FDD/TDD antennas supporting 14-24 ports,” says Lum. The potential for a new class of antenna products, active (massive MIMO)/passive antenna radio systems (AP-ARS), is on the horizon as some mobile operators will not be able to deploy a “1+1” configuration on their macro sites and will be forced to deploy a ”1+0” configuration to support 5G NR services.

EJL Wireless Research forecasts global macro BTS antenna revenues to reach a record USD $74 billion by 2022 as massive MIMO antenna radio systems (MM-ARS) for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G services will represent USD $70 billion of the total.

“We remain skeptical about the return on investment and capacity gains of 64T64R TDD MM-ARS solutions being 100% of 5G NR networks. We forecast a tiered approach to 5G NR deployments with the majority of products being 32T32R MM-ARS and using the 64T64R MM-ARS for very high capacity sites,” says Lum.

About EJL Wireless Research
EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem. The firm's wireless infrastructure research focuses on vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including telecommunication standards evolution, global and regional regulatory issues, spectrum availability, mobile operators, and mobile infrastructure equipment vendors. In addition, the firm provides analysis across horizontal technology suppliers including RF semiconductor materials, RF semiconductor/components, and RF subsystems. Our goal is to provide our clients with critical market analysis and information.

EJL Wireless Research believes it has a corporate responsibility, both local and international, in giving back to the community. Please visit our website for more information about the charitable organizations it supports at: http://www.ejlwireless.com/corporate_responsibility.html.

EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 25 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street. The company is headquartered in Half Moon Bay, CA. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company’s website at www.ejlwireless.com.

EARL LUM
EJL Wireless Research LLC
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Biometrics firm SmilePass partners with Nigeria’s Kwara State to launch ‘selfie’-driven healthcare

The Universal Health Insurance Program that will bring primary medical care to the rural state’s 3 million citizens at the flash of a face.

I’m sure it will be life-changing for many families and it is also fantastic to see our biometric technology used for socially impactful schemes.”

— Grant Crow, CEO, SmilePass

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Biometrics platform SmilePass have partnered with Kwara State in Nigeria to launch a Universal Health Insurance Program that will bring primary medical care to the rural state’s 3 million citizens at the flash of a face.

Nigeria’s population numbers 186 million citizens, many of whom live in rural environments and so access to quality primary healthcare can be challenging. But it is a challenge that is now being tackled in Kwara State with facial recognition “selfie” technology.

The objective of the program, launched yesterday, is to provide Kwara State citizens with affordable primary healthcare: when citizens register, the state will cover 70% of the healthcare costs. Citizens simply have to take a selfie on their phone which will match their face to their registered medical record — proving their eligibility and opening up their access to healthcare.

Several trials of fingerprint recognition technology have been attempted however in rural areas the worn fingers of the largely agricultural population meant that the devices failed to accurately recognise people.

The state then turned to SmilePass for its reliable facial recognition technology.

SmilePass CEO Grant Crow, said: “It has been a fascinating and rewarding program to work on. When Kwara State realised that fingerprint reading technology was not effective — they approached us to help implement our facial recognition technology.”

All 80,000 state employees are now registered and trained field workers are poised to register a further 500,000 citizens over the next 90 days in the scheme. Fieldworkers will capture citizens’ biographical details as well as their facial recognition “selfies” which will be registered in the database.

“We were thrilled to learn that Kwara State wants every citizen to be covered by the healthcare program — I’m sure it will be life-changing for many families and it is also fantastic to see our biometric technology used for socially impactful schemes,” Crow added.

The benefits for the state are clear: allowing citizens access to essential care to improve their health will help to reduce poverty and potentially increase productivity. Kwara State’s economy is heavily reliant on agriculture and a healthier population could mean stronger economic benefits for all.

Kwara State has created a specific agency to manage the healthcare program — the Kwara Health Insurance Agency — as well as setting up an insurance fund for the program.

The project was launched with the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, and is part-sponsored by the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group.

In 2016, Nigeria was ranked 187th out of 200 countries for healthcare quality as well as very low on a number of common health indicators such as expected lifespan and mortality rates at birth.

Healthcare funding by private out-of-pocket payments is unaffordable to many Nigerians, but biometric technology can now play a part in democratising the system and bring healthcare and hope to millions.

About SmilePass
SmilePass uses ground-breaking biometric solutions to manage identification and authentication across the customer journey – controlling the impact of fraud, social engineering and theft. Re-launched in 2018, SmilePass is based in London. The SmilePass flexible platform works with companies all over the world to build secure and trusted communities. For more information visit https://smile-pass.com/ or contact info@smile-pass.com

Laura Roberts
Good Stories Ltd
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Crux Labs deploys its unique telecom solution for VWO – Diabetes Singapore

DS Jurong Centre

DS Jurong Centre

Overall DS setup layout

Overall DS setup layout

Crux Labs logo

Crux Labs

Crux solution enhances collaboration and provides better access to patients and induces reduction in monthly telecom rental and call charges by over 30 percent

Crux turned out to be the most cost-effective solution as well as easy to install and configure. Its functionality is far outstanding and there is no comparable product in the market.”

— Venkatesh Narasiah, Executive Director, Diabetes Singapore

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, July 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Crux Labs, a start-up headquartered in Singapore, announced the successful deployment of their telecom product, Crux LX, at Diabetes Singapore (DS), a non-profit organization affiliated to International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). DS now has a common communication platform between its centers, mobile van and remote staff, that improves their reach, provides seamless access and delivers an improved experience to their patients and channel partners.

Diabetes is a long-term illness and according to industry estimates, in Singapore, one out of nine people aged 18 to 69 has diabetes. Diabetics are required to make lifestyle changes and continued health monitoring to manage the illness and lead a healthy life, for which DS ties up with hospitals and clinics to help their patients effectively manage diabetes. As a Voluntary Welfare Organization (VWO), DS lacked distribution capability through a common telephony platform for patients to access its services seamlessly across Singapore. Increasing awareness and demand required DS to expand its outreach, while at the same time reduce their operating costs. The current communication system at various DS centers operated in isolation and did not allow cross-location collaboration. This prevented DS from providing patients a comprehensive view of its offerings across all of their locations. In short, DS needed to scale up their telephony and improve operational efficiency in order to deliver consistent, uninterrupted services in a cost effective, secure and compliant manner.

SMBs like DS require cost-effective collaboration solution that can facilitate easier communication and better connect but does not burden them with a need for an inhouse IT team or create expensive vendor dependencies to manage such a solution. However, unified communication solutions involve either a high cost of acquisition or high monthly rentals with incremental feature cost. Hence, the involved complexity and costs make such solutions unattractive for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB).

Crux LX not only simplifies the consumption of this complex technology, without comprising functionality – such that it is as simple as configuring a wireless router, but is also the most cost-effective solution, cheaper than cloud-based PBX service providers.

“I had a very specific need for a telephony system for my organization. The only available solution was Crux LX. It turned out to be the most cost-effective solution as well as easy to install and configure. Its functionality is far outstanding and there is no comparable product in the market. It has significantly enabled us to increase our distribution reach.”, said Venkatesh Narasiah, Executive Director, Diabetes Singapore. Adding further, he said “With Crux LX solution, the staff just punches in 3-digit numbers to call colleagues across our locations without incurring any call costs. I am also able to stay connected to my office lines even when I am at home in evenings. This has not only enabled better collaboration across our centers but also helped us reduce monthly telecom rental and call charges by over 30%”.

“Even in current digital age, 47 percent of on-premise communication systems sold every year, continue to be based on old analog technology, that lack collaboration features, sold largely to SMB – ie. companies with less than 100 users. We are very happy that we were entrusted with the opportunity to serve Diabetes Singapore. Through this deployment, our product is touching the lives of many in Singapore. It is very satisfying to see DS draw benefits from using our product.”, said Rohit Gupta, Founder, Crux Labs. He added that, “DS is the first VWO that we have worked with to deploy Crux LX. We now understand the challenges and considerations of VWOs much better. We are looking forward to working with more non-profit organizations to help them break out of the lock in with old technology and reduce their expenses.”.

About Crux Labs
Crux Labs is a Singapore-based technology startup focused on building IT products that simplify technology, in an innovative yet cost effective way, using open-source software and hardware. Crux Labs’ first product, Crux LX, is an effective alternative to complex and expensive telephony. This makes it an ideal choice for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) globally. In January 2018, Crux LX became one of the 26 successful hardware-based crowd-funded ideas on Kickstarter from Singapore, and one of the very few in B2B segment.

About Diabetes Singapore
Diabetes Singapore’s mission is to raise awareness and to provide education, counselling and support to people with diabetes, their families and the community in order to empower them to lead a healthy and productive life.

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Crux LX – The alternative to complex and expensive telephony


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Cross industry executives offer insights on adopting innovation to drive cost optimisation and process excellence

The most influential industry voices shaping business and process improvements will meet at the OPEX Forum to be held from 17-19 September 2018 in Dubai, UAE.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The two-day event will address why companies need to constantly improve their operations and processes to transform business operations to deliver more efficient results.

“Continually re-engineering processes to stay lean and get rid of the legacy is what keep organisation agile and competitive.” Stacey Alioto, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

HSBC Bank Middle East COO will give an exclusive talk on how organisations are changing the culture and adapting to dynamic nature of today’s business landscape at the Forum.

Other distinguished speakers include:

• Dr. Ahmad Al-Nuseirat, Coordinator General, Dubai Government Excellence Program, UAE
• Dr. Ayesha Almutawa, Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE
• Michelle Wu, Chief Information Officer, GE Power Services, Africa, India, Middle East, China & APAC
• Dr. Karsten Eller, Chief Operating Officer, Beckers Group, Germany
• Girish Jandhyala, Global Lean Manager, Volvo Group, USA
• Steve Snowdon, Head of Lean, Mashreq Bank, UAE
• Angad Singh, Director of Business Excellence, Fetchr, UAE
• Sameer Rane, Sales Operations and Strategy Manager, Nordics and Benelux, Google, Ireland
• Zubair Ahmed, Chief Information Officer, Emirates Islamic, UAE
• Zarrar Khan, Chief Technology Officer, VIVA Kuwait
• Ian Ohan, Founder and CEO, Freedom Pizza, UAE
• Ali Al Jassim, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad ESCO, UAE
• Ajay Rathi, Senior Director, Information Technology, Meraas, UAE
• Huned Ujjainwala, Vice President Operations GE, UAE
• Shahid Ahmed Osmani, Senior Consultant IT Unit, The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, UAE
• Zoeb A Madraswala, Vice President, Operations and Change, Abu Dhabi Finance, UAE
• Dr. Mazin Gadir, Senior Consultant and Advisor, The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority
• Hans Christensen, Director, Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), Department of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
• Gagan Porrwal, General Manager, Sales Operations, Growth Campaigns & Market Intelligence
• GE, Middle East, India & Africa

The Operation Excellence Forum will include accelerator and innovative hubs visit, one-to-one mentoring nooks, and interactive discussion groups.

Find the full programme, speaker list and registration form at https://bit.ly/2Lb6mJp, call +971 4 364 2975 or email enquiry@iqpc.ae.

ENDS –

Media contact: Michelle Petiza, +971 4 374 8283, michelle.petiza@iqpc.ae or visit https://bit.ly/2Lb6mJp

Gene Erese
IQPC Middle East
+971 4 364 2975
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Source: EIN Presswire