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Macro Solutions Receives U.S. Army ITES-3S Prime Contract Award

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 ottobre 2018

Msol Inc. (dba Macro Solutions), an established leader in the delivery of strategic IT and management consulting, announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract under the U. S. Army’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 3 Services (ITES-3S) program. Awarded by the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) and Army Contracting Command – Rock Island (ACC-RI), ITES-3S is a general IT contract for the procurement of enterprise software solutions and services for the U.S. Army and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies. With this award, Macro Solutions is among a limited pool of Small Business prime contract holders, thereby allowing the company to compete for projects as a Woman-Owned Small Business under the Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.
The competitive ITES-3S contract is valued at up to $12.1 billion and it includes a five-year base with four one-year options. Macro Solutions led a team of 10 innovative small and large businesses in pursuing this contract, orchestrating a collaborative effort that brought together companies of different sizes, competencies, and geographical presence in order to meet the Army’s IT services requirements.With this award, Macro Solutions will compete for and execute task orders in support of U.S. Army and other DoD agencies: the scope of ITES-3S includes Cybersecurity Services; Information Technology Services; Enterprise Design Integration, and Consolidation; Network/Systems Operations and Maintenance; Telecommunications/Systems Operations and Maintenance; Business Process Engineering (BPR); IT Supply Chain Management; and IT Education & Training.

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Vista Group Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension with Global Super-Circuit – Cineworld

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 agosto 2018

Vista Group International (“Vista Group,” NZX & ASX: VGL) has signed a renewed and extended agreement with Cineworld Group plc (“Cineworld”), which following its £2.4bn acquisition of USA-based Regal Entertainment Group (“Regal”) in March 2018, has become the world’s second largest cinema exhibition chain.The new agreement continues the relationship in the existing Cineworld territories in which Vista is licensed and installed – the UK, Ireland and the USA, and extends the term for 5 years.
Now included are a wider range of Vista Entertainment Solutions (“Vista Cinema”) products, as well as solutions provided by Vista Group companies – Movio, Numero and movieXchange Showtimes, which considerably expands the portfolio of complementary Vista Group products within the Cineworld super-circuit.Kimbal Riley, Vista Group Chief Executive, is obviously delighted with the continuation of the long-standing relationship with Cineworld Group. “Vista Group has a unique and compelling suite of offerings for global super-circuits and we’re delighted that Cineworld has renewed our relationship and extended it to include new and exciting Vista products. It is testament to our product, to our people, and to the trust that we have built with Cineworld over a long period of time; these are the foundations of this new contract,” commented Mr Riley.“Cineworld is a renowned global innovator in the exhibition sector and Vista Group and Cineworld will continue to work collaboratively on a number of initiatives to support and enhance that innovation.”
Cineworld Deputy Chief Executive Officer Israel Greidinger noted, “We have a long-standing relationship with Vista Group; their products and our collaborative engagement has delivered some outstanding innovation and excellent support for our global business. This new agreement will see us continue to build on that into the future.”

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SAIC Awarded Position on U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command Contract

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to deliver a broad range of training system products and services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.The multiple-award contract has a five-year base ordering period and three option ordering periods spanning four years. The contract is potentially worth approximately $980 million total for all awardees. SAIC is one of 22 awardees and work will be performed primarily in Orlando, Florida.“This new award expands our presence in Orlando and focuses on training systems that improve readiness for our sailors,” said Jim Scanlon, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Customer Group. “We are excited to potentially deliver new training systems, modifications, and upgrades to our troops.” Under this contract, SAIC will deliver analysis, design, development, integration, delivery, modification, modeling & simulation, and trainer support primarily to Naval Air Systems Command. Work is also open to other Navy commands, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, the U.S. Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Army. “We’ve supported Navy training missions for decades,” said Josh Jackson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Engineering Integration and Mission Solutions Segment. “We look forward to applying our passion for integrating technology to create immersive training solutions that enable mission readiness.”

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Summary of the contract for the government of change in Italy

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 maggio 2018

This is the summary of the contract for the government of change, signed by the 5 Star Movement and the Lega, the two political forces that won the last elections in Italy. They represent 17 millions of citizens:
01 PUBLIC WATER Protection of this common natural asset, as expressed in the 2011 referendum.
02 AGRICULTURE AND FISHING – MADE-IN-ITALY PRODUCTS Protection of agriculture, as well as support to small-scale fishing and Made-in-Italy products.
03 ENVIRONMENT, GREEN ECONOMY AND ZERO WASTE Environmental sustainability through a “de-fossilized” and “de-carbonized” economy and nance; energy efficiency and renewable sources; support to a “green-economy”, (research, innovation and training for environmental development work); promotion of circular economy.
04 BANK FOR INVESTMENTS AND SAVINGS Establishment of an investment bank for small- and medium-size businesses; protection of savings accounts; separation of credit and investment banks.
05 CONFLICT OF INTERESTS Applicability of the notion of confict of interest in cases of interference between a public interest and another public or private interest that may influence the objective exercise of a public function, regardless of an economic advantage; application of statutory measures also for non-governmental positions.
06 CULTURE Conservation, enhancement and usability of cultural and artistic heritage.
07 PUBLIC DEBT AND DEFICIT Reduction of public debt through GDP growth, rather than through tax- and austerity-based measures; revitalisation of both domestic demand as it pertains to high-multiplier investments and policies to support the purchasing power of households, and foreign demand, by creating better conditions for exports.
08 DEFENSE Protection of Armed Forces personnel; hiring of new resources with increased equipment and tools; rationalisation of military spending, including in reference to the reclamation of decommissioned military real estate assets; review of international missions in relation to national interests.
09 FOREIGN POLICIES ISSUES Membership to NATO with the USA as a privileged ally; openness to Russia to strengthen commercial relations; reorganisation of the diplomatic and consular network for Italians’ rights abroad.
10 TAX MATTERS – FLAT TAX AND SIMPLIFICATION Freezing of VAT and excise taxes; Determination and simplification for households, businesses and VAT-registered professionals; review of the tax system applicable to natural persons and businesses; Flat tax at fixed 15% and 20% for natural persons, VAT-registered professionals, companies and families; provision for a fixed deduction of 3,000.00 based on family income; confirmation of the “no-tax area”; burden of proof on tax authorities; strengthening of compensations between credits and debts towards the Public Administration; abolition of the expense-based (spesometro) and income-based reporting systems (redditometro); enhancement of penalties for large-scale tax evaders; tax reconciliation: reinforcement of debt consolidation procedures.
11 SPEEDY AND EFFICIENT JUSTICE Independence of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM); separation of the judiciary – political careers; simplification and reduction of trials; enhancement of the right to self-defense; tightening of penalties for sexual violence; fair compensation for victims of violent crimes; crime expunction reform; end to de-criminalization and early release from jail; penalty increases for theft, robbery and fraud; speedy trials; class-action suits for citizens and businesses; reduction of costs to access justice; fight against poaching; construction of new prisons; new guidelines on the so-called “41-bis” prison reform (“hard prison regime”).
12 IMMIGRATION: REPATRIATION AND STOP TO SMUGGLING ACTIVITIES Revision of the Dublin Regulation; compliance with the principle of fair sharing of responsibilities among EU countries; fast-tracking procedures for the veri cation of the right to refugee status; transparency of public funds for the immigration hospitality system; cooperation among countries.
13 EMPLOYMENT Introduction of minimum hourly wage; reduction of tax wedge and simplification of bureaucratic procedures; voucher system overhaul; enhancement of employment centers; fight against short-term employment and the effects of the Jobs Act; enhancement of training paths.
14 FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION Increased penalties for crimes against the Public Administration; debarment from doing business with or holding positions in the Public Administration for perpetrators and enablers of corruption-related crimes; introduction of undercover and inciting agents; strengthening of the National Anti-Corruption Authority; greater protection for whistleblowers; enhancement of wire-tapping, especially in cases concerning corruption; strengthening of crimes related to interactions between organized crime (Mafia) and politicians.
15 MINISTRY FOR DISABILITIES Increase of funds for disabilities and individuals who are not self-sufficient; exclusion from the Indicator of the Equivalent Financial Situation (IEFS) calculation of welfare, social security benefits and indemnities; increase of civil disability allowance and adjustment to the social pension.
16 THE FORNERO PENSION LAW Abolition of imbalances in the social security system introduced by the “Fornero Pension Law”, to facilitate the exit from the labor market of categories that are currently excluded; introduction of Quota 41 and Quota 100 pension reforms; separation between social security and assistance; extension of the “women’s option” measure.
17 POLICIES FOR FAMILIES AND BIRTH RATE INCREASE Policies to enable women to reconcile family and work duties. Increase of maternity allowance; tax benefits for businesses that keep mothers at work after the birth of their children; reimbursements for nursery and baby-sitting expenses, tax benefits including “zero VAT” for neonatal and child products. Benefits for families with dependent elderly, including home assistance through maids and caregivers.
18 EMPLOYMENT-BASED SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME AND MINIMUM PENSION INCREASE Employment-based supplemental income as support for Italian citizens for the purpose of job reintegration; the financial support amounts to 780.00 per month per person, de ned on the OCSE scale for larger families; the beneficiary of the income must accept job offers from employment centers (maximum of 3 proposals over a 2-year period); in the case of refusal, financial benefits will be revoked; investment of 2 billion Euro to reform employment centers. Minimum pension increase for those living below the minimum poverty line: supplement to pensions lower than 780.00 per month.
19 INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS, AUTONOMY AND DEMOCRACY Reduction in the number of parliamentarians; introduction of a mandate constraint for parliamentarians; strengthening of direct democracy; regional autonomy and provision of funds for local authorities; introduction of proactive referenda; elimination of quorum for revocation referenda; enhancement of legislative initiatives; transparency on the financing of foundations connected to political parties; evaluation of the performance of Public Administration managers; cutting laws streamlining of Public Administration.
20 HEALTHCARE Increase of funds for the public health service; protection of regional autonomy in the organisation of health services; termination of the relationship between politics and the provision of health services; fight against waste, corruption and inefficiencies; review of pharmaceutical governance; Automation of the NHS and investments for prevention; reduction of wait on waiting lists.
21 SCHOOL Review of teacher recruitment system; resolution of short-term teaching jobs; effective training system; introduction of tools that take into account the link between teachers and their area of residence; resolution of the “direct-call” system; continuous training for teachers; review of “school-to-work” programs.
22 SAFETY, LEGALITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT Increase of funds, tools and equipment; sta increase; renewal of contracts and career reorganisation; measures for fire fighters (stabilisation of labor relations, reinforcement of training and adjustment of wages to mirror levels set for law enforcement personnel); reorganisation of the Local Police with increase of equipment and tasks; rigorous fight against bullying and gambling; speedy eviction of illegal occupants and repatriation of illegals; investments in road safety; closing of unlawful nomad camps; fight against toxic bon res.
23 SPORT Implementation of physical activities; provision and upgrading of sports facilities throughout the country; improvement of the operation of sports bodies; introduction of tax and contribution benefits for small amateur sports associations. 24 SOUTHERN ITALY
Definition of policies (support to income, pensions, investments, environment and protection of employment) to achieve Italy’s uniform development, and the reduction of the gap between North and South.
25 CUTS TO COSTS OF POLITICS, INSTITUTIONS AND GOLDEN PENSIONS Cuts to costs of politics, unnecessary institutions and privileges; retroactive equalisation of the social security system of parliamentarians, regional councillors, etc. to the social security system in force for all citizens; reduction of official vehicles, government-paid aircrafts and body guard services; reduction of golden pensions (above 5,000.00 Euro net monthly) that are inconsistent with social contributions paid.
26 TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS Reduction in the use of vehicles powered by diesel and petrol engines; incentives for hybrid and electric vehicles; National Infrastructure Plan to install electric vehicle recharging stations; strengthening of electric car sharing; development of urban and extra-urban bike trails; investment in resources to equip ports; modernisation and upgrading of railway lines; review of the project in the application of the agreement between Italy and France concerning the Turin- Lyon high-speed railway line; transparent management of public radio – television service lines; elimination of political cronyism and promotion of meritocracy in public radio – TV service.
27 TOURISM Creation of a Ministry of Tourism; abolition of tourism tax; tax credits for tourism businesses that hire young people; redefinition of ENIT (Italian National Tourism Agency) governance and its financial, economic and operational functioning.
28 EUROPEAN UNION Review of European agreements (monetary policy, Stability Pact and growth, Fiscal compact, MES, procedure to balance excessive macroeconomics, etc.); fight against counterfeiting and falsi cation of Made in Italy products; review of Italy’s contribution to the EU; opposition to CETA, MES China, TTIP and similarly inspired treatises.
29 UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH Increase of resources allocated to universities and research institutions; investments in innovation; elimination of waste; incentive of public-private partnerships that allow greater contribution of resources to research; expansion of student bracket that benefits from “No-Tax area”.

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ORBCOMM and Maerospace Extend AIS Contract with Government of Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 aprile 2018

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a global provider of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that the Government of Canada has exercised the option for another year on their contract through ORBCOMM’s Canadian partner Maerospace, a global supplier of advanced data analytics and maritime domain awareness solutions.Through its Canadian subsidiary SkyWave, ORBCOMM will provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts to the Government of Canada for monitoring Canadian and global marine traffic. The Government of Canada contract award was the result of a competitive procurement process among providers and integrators of space-based AIS data service and is a multi-year contract with options through 2020.“We have had great success in collaborating with Maerospace over the past year to provide the Government of Canada with the most complete situational picture of Canadian and global vessel activity to ensure maritime visibility and security,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to extend the contract with Canada for another year, which reaffirms ORBCOMM’s position as the industry’s preferred provider of satellite AIS data.”
“We are committed to continue supporting Canada’s national security mission through our joint efforts with ORBCOMM to provide highly accurate AIS data,” said Eric Meger, Founder and CEO of Maerospace. “Together with ORBCOMM, we can leverage our advanced systems and technology that will help Canada maximize maritime domain awareness.” ORBCOMM’s AIS service provides unmatched global coverage and latency and processes over 26 million messages from over 200,000 unique vessels per day through a combination of satellite and terrestrial AIS data, which is well ahead of all other AIS services.

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Fluence Awarded Contract for Innovative Reuse Water System in California

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 aprile 2018

Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX:FLC) announced today that it has received a contract to deliver a water treatment reuse system to its customer Rosenblad Design Group (Rosenblad). Fluence’s zero liquid discharge (ZLD) solution will utilize ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis equipment to treat brine for reuse. The system will be integrated and utilized as part of a larger turnkey water treatment project Rosenblad is installing in California. California is one of the largest water and wastewater treatment markets for Fluence.This will be Fluence’s first ZLD system in the continental United States and is particularly significant for its location in California, where the local government has recently renewed the drought declaration and is once again implementing restrictions on water consumption. This water reuse system has benefits to the end user beyond the obvious environmental ones, which include the reduction of costly waste management and the increase in product recovery, capturing maximum utility from its resources. The market for water reuse in the US is expected to grow over the next couple of decades due to policy change, population growth and climate related challenges in water scarce regions. Fluence’s Managing Director and CEO, Henry Charrabé said: “Our team is working closely with Rosenblad to support this project. Rosenblad is well known for its extensive experience as a leading provider of high quality evaporation technologies. Combined with Fluence’s water process expertise, we trust this will be the first of many future joint projects between Fluence and Rosenblad.”Rosenblad President, Fredrik Thelander, added: “This project win is due to a very close collaborative effort between Rosenblad and Fluence. We selected Fluence as our partner due to their strong process knowledge within the water space. We look forward to working closely with Fluence, where we can utilize their expertise and technology, together with ours, in order to deliver a highly efficient zero liquid discharge system to meet the most stringent environmental regulatory requirements in California with an optimized operating cost solution for the end user.”The Fluence system is expected to be delivered, installed and operational onsite by the end of 2018.

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Frontier and CWA West Virginia Contract Expires

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 marzo 2018

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) today announced the company’s contract with CWA Local 142, covering approximately 1,400 employees in West Virginia and Ashburn, Virginia expired at midnight on March 3, 2018. The company and the CWA have not been able to reach an agreement. Frontier will continue to provide the company’s West Virginia customers with quality customer service. Frontier’s goal is an agreement that is fair to all; one that enables employees to continue enjoying very generous wages and benefits while providing outstanding service to the company’s customers.“We want our customers to know they are our top priority,” said Greg Stephens, Senior Vice-President, Midwest Region, Frontier Communications. “Frontier is proud to be one of the top employers in the state, average annual wages for union employees exceed $64,500, and more than half of all union employees earn more than $75,000 per year. Including employee benefits, the Company’s average employee cost per CWA member is more than $100,000. We would like to continue to engage in constructive contract negotiations with CWA and resolve this matter quickly.”Residential customers with service questions may call 800-921-8101. Business customers with service questions may call 800-921-8102. Customers may also access Frontier’s Help Center http://www.frontier.com to manage their accounts.

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TEI and voxeljet Sign Volume Contract for 3D Printed Sand

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 febbraio 2018

Voxeljet AG (NYSE:VJET) (the “Company” or “voxeljet”), a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers, today announced that Tooling and Equipment International in Livonia, MI (TEI) has signed a 3-year Volume Contract with voxeljet America Inc. in Canton, MI for 3D printed sand molds and cores.
In the contract, TEI has committed to purchase more than 500,000 liters of 3D printed sand from voxeljet over an expected three-year period. In connection with the contract, voxeljet will install additional printing capacity in TEI’s Livonia facility as well as using its existing machines in their Canton, MI facility.TEI is the largest user of 3D printed sand in the USA and has a comprehensive low-pressure aluminum casting facility together with heat treatment and a state-of-the-art machine shop with over 50 CNC machines. TEI supplies machined prototype and low volume components in aluminum, iron and steel to automotive, aerospace and defense customers. With the help of voxeljet’s high productivity 3D printing systems, geared towards industrial production, TEI will offer all phases of manufacturing from one source: design, 3D sand printing, casting, heat treatment, machining, and inspection.Oliver Johnson, President of TEI commented: “This is an outstanding opportunity for both companies to further capitalize on the benefits of large scale 3D sand printing for engineered aluminum castings. With voxeljet working alongside us to supply molds and cores, we will be able to compress lead times even further for our customers while also setting new records in terms of the size and weight of parts we can cast.” David Tait, Managing Director of voxeljet America Inc. commented: “The 3D printing industry is at an inflection point, and this marks another milestone in our mission to push 3D printing into industrial production. We are very proud to support TEI’s growth strategy with our unique 3D printing technology.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers Award Toshiba Five-Year Contract Extension

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 dicembre 2017

toshibaToshiba America Business Solutions today announced it is renewing its contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers to continue as the preferred copier and service provider of the successful National Football League team. The deal extends the 10-year partnership for a minimum of five more years.
Toshiba’s industry-recognized e-STUDIO™ multifunction printers (MFPs) will continue to tackle the six-time Lombardi Trophy winners’ array of document management applications. The print fleet streamlines document workflow while improving the productivity of Steelers’ personnel throughout the team’s Heinz Field, UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, North Shore Place locations and Saint Vincent College training camp facility in Latrobe, Pa. Toshiba also supports the printing and document workflow needs of the Steelers’ four Pittsburgh-area Sidelines Stores’ retail operations.“Toshiba has been a great teammate for us and we’re excited to continue this partnership,” said Ryan Huzjak, Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of sales and marketing. “The Toshiba product line and service are top-notch, and will continue to help our teams perform at a high level.”
Toshiba MFPs allow Steelers employees to produce vibrant collateral for sponsors, current and prospective season ticket holders, pre-game notes, halftime stats and game summaries for reporters as well as training and rehab programs for players. Toshiba’s products also deliver playbooks and sideline play-calling cards for Steelers’ coaches and players. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin utilizes his personal e-STUDIO3505AC for scanning the team’s weekly game plans to his coaches’ and players’ tablets.”We are excited to continue our longtime relationship as the official copier provider of the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said Mark Chepkevich, president, eastern region at Toshiba Business Solutions. “Our team is committed to providing innovative technology and expert services to help keep the team performing at its best on and off the field.” (photo. toshiba)

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UN Ass. Secretary General Shares Latest News On the 17 SDG`s

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 novembre 2017

new yorkNew York. In September 2015, 193 countries signed up to support the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals for our planet and the people that live on it. “The promise to leave no one behind is the most difficult commitment of this new social contract,” says Thomas Gass. “It requires that we all seek to understand who the most vulnerable people are and what risks they face, and then systematically empower these people and build their resilience.” Thomas Gass was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA and he took office on 3 September 2013. Gass believes the SDG’s are a “shared vision of humanity” and not just a “development strategy for big international organizations to fix the problems in the South.” Leaders need to understand that “sustainability has been redefined,” and that “no group must be left behind.” He adds that when “poverty or pollution or climate change happen in another country far away, that does not mean that we are not part of the cause of these problems and their necessary solution.”CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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DigitalGlobe Announces Four-Year Direct Access Contract with the Australian Department of Defence

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 20 agosto 2017

camberraCamberra. DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, announced that it signed a Direct Access Program (DAP) contract with the Australian Department of Defence. This multi-year agreement will allow the Australian government to access DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading commercial satellite imaging constellation to support defense and intelligence missions. The contract is expected to deliver $83.0 million USD in incremental revenue to DigitalGlobe over four years, beginning in January 2018.As a DAP partner, the Australian Department of Defence will be able to directly task and download imagery in real-time to its ground station from all five DigitalGlobe satellites—including WorldView-4, launched in November 2016, and WorldView-3, launched in August 2014, which are the world’s two highest-resolution commercial satellites. The addition of Australia—a key ally of the U.S. and member of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance—expands the global footprint of DigitalGlobe’s DAP program and reflects the Australian government’s commitment to increase the use of commercial satellite imagery for its critical national defense and intelligence missions.
MDA is a long-standing partner in DigitalGlobe’s Direct Access Program and will be providing the multi-satellite ground system to support tasking, reception and precision processing of imagery from the satellite constellation. VIASAT will provide the ground antenna systems that will enable direct tasking and downlink capabilities.
“DigitalGlobe is a trusted partner to the Australian Department of Defence,” said Dan Jablonsky, SVP and General Manager of Defense & Intelligence at DigitalGlobe. “We currently provide timely, high-resolution imagery to Australia via our web-based SecureWatch service. This agreement provides enhanced, real-time access to DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading satellite constellation to enable decision-making with confidence. We look forward to working closely with Australia as it further integrates high-quality commercial satellite imaging capabilities into its military operations, border protection and humanitarian missions.”

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WEST: 5 year contract with Stargroup to distribute next generation payment solutions in Australia and New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 31 agosto 2016

australiaWest International and Stargroup Ltd (ASX:STL) have signed a five year agreement for the delivery of a card payment solution for the Australian and New Zealand markets. The deal marks a significant increase in West’s international presence.
Australia represents an advanced and vital payment market. The installed base is close to one million card payment (EFTPOS) terminals, with an annual market amounting to 60,000 new and 200,000 replacement terminals. Australia was one of the first countries in the world with contactless payments. Contactless cards have reached a penetration of 66 per cent, including support for digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay.Stargroup is a leading independent service operator of ATMs and EFTPOS terminals in the merchant market in Australia. The company is the only ASX listed ATM operator deploying ATMs in Australia and more importantly is the only ATM operator that has a direct ownership interest in its manufacturer, namely NeoICP, a South Korean private company.Stargroup’s objective is to become the largest ISO in the payment technology industry in Australia. Not only does this involve controlling the cash in and cash out cycle via its ATMs, but to also be a dominant player in the EFTPOS terminal and services markets. The current dominant ISO player has circa 15,000 EFTPOS terminals.
The companies have signed a five year agreement. At signing, West has received a first pilot order with a value of approx. USD 500 000. Stargroup has committed to acquire at least 2,000 EFTPOS terminals annually. Required certifications are expected to be completed in late 2016 and in early 2017 the deliveries will commence.

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Teleena signs IoT contract with Tvilight for smart city street lightning

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 maggio 2016

teelenaNieuwegein Teleena, a global IoT enabler supports Tvilight with the international roll-out of their smart streetlights products. As market leader in wireless controls and remote management of outdoor (street) lights, Tvilight needed an IoT partner that is not only experienced in delivering global data connectivity but also has the flexibility to support new business models, new networks and work side by side on further innovations in the Smart City space. Through this partnership Tvilight is enabled to provide a complete connected range of Smart City solutions regardless of geography.
According to Ceo Chintan Shah of Tvilight “Our ambitions in Smart City development requires partners that are capable in and willing to enable the necessary building blocks to Tvilight. Teleena offers us a full stack from global data connectivity against local rates, to a state of the art IoT management platform for managing the connectivity and connected devices. These capabilities are essential for both our national and cross-border activities.”
Teleena’s CEO Timo Smit says “I am proud that an innovative company like Tvilight has chosen Teleena for its IoT activities. This proves that the focus we have on continuous technological improvement is recognised and appreciated by the market. Our IoT management platform is of immediate added value to innovative companies like Tvilight”.
Teleena is a global IoT and MVNO enabler headquartered in the Netherlands, with regional offices in United Kingdom and Dubai. Teleena has been enabling companies with IoT and Mobility ambitions since 2007 with a broad portfolio of products and services and currently operates more than 1 million devices worldwide. Teleena is offering a full stack in the Internet-of-Things Realm. This stack will facilitate setup and management of communication channels between device and network. Besides an 8+ years’ experience in GSM 3G/4G Data connectivity, Teleena is also embracing new communications channels, such as WIFI-Eap,LoRa, Sigfox, Narrowband-IOT,etc.. This makes the Teleena IoT stack truly communication agnostic.Additionally Teleena will facilitate market adaptation and increase time-to-market for both existing and new devices. Teleena’s offering include a carrier-grade, highly redundant Real-time Online Charging System, allowing the calculation of various wholesale and end-user ratings. Handy not only for the rating of the communications costs, but also allowing for Payload Rating. This will help embrace and adapt new business model for most challenging IoT endeavours. Teleena will actively help avoiding any IoT Bill Shock.
Time to Market is also decreased by offering a bi-directional device management, offering device SDK’s for various IoT platforms. This platform will auto-discover devices and provide cutting-edge graphical tools to create status and overview of all the IoT devices.
Tvilight is the high-tech company specializing in wireless networks and sensor technologies. Our core strength lies in intelligent outdoor lighting and Smart City applications. Tvilight is currently running projects in more than 30 cities in The Netherlands, and in more than ten countries around the world. Among our end-customers are cities and municipalities, infrastructure operators, and businesses with large outdoor facilities. We install our networks in residential and historical districts, industrial areas and parking lots, on highways and train stations, and anywhere else where quality outdoor lights are needed.
Founded in 2012 in the Netherlands, Tvilight has been strengthened by a seed investment from Ponooc B.V. Ponooc is a member of the Pon family of companies which also includes Pon Holdings (www.pon.com) We offer wireless lighting solutions that are reliable, scalable and meet the evolving energy and environmental requirements of cities around the world. Our products are intelligent and run on open standards—thus serving as an excellent platform for additional Smart City devices and applications.
Our lighting solutions work on a patented presence-detecting technology. By connecting other sensors on top of the lighting network, you can harness the power of big data for the better traffic management, environmental control, enhanced security, and more.
With Tvilight, street lights turn into a powerful data gathering network, bringing you closer to a city that is smart, connected and controllable.

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Strategic’s Australian Airlines operations

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 agosto 2009

Brisbane, Australia,  Strategic Airlines Takes Off in Europe, after today receiving their Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile(DGAC). With two Airbus A320 aircraft now forming the Strategic European fleet, this major milestone is central to the ongoing growth and expansion of the new airline. With established international bases and operations, Strategic is looking forward to cementing its position as a strong global player in the aviation industry with an Airbus fleet now available in both Europe and Australia. The first Strategic A320 aircraft will grace the skies on August 14 under contract with Solomon Airlines, and the second aircraft is to be operational within the next two weeks for European ACMI and charter operations. Within Europe, Strategic is a full service charter operator with aircraft available in full economy or economy and business class configurations. ACMI options are also available. Strategic’s Australian operations will utilize an Airbus A330-200 alongside two Airbus A320 aircraft. http://www.flystrategic.com.

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Global hunger and humanitarian needs

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 giugno 2009

Rome – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, has urged G8 Development Ministers meeting today in Italy, to remember the needs of the world’s hungriest people and continue to support WFP, which depends entirely on voluntary donations. “We must not forget the urgent hunger needs around the world, or cut back on support for hungry people.  The world’s most vulnerable are being hit by the combined effects of the global financial downturn and stubbornly high food prices in many developing world markets.  Hunger can lead to dangerous destabilisation, and impact global peace and security.” “With one in six people going hungry, one child dying every six seconds, and 80 per cent of Sub-Saharan African countries facing higher food prices than a year ago, the poor and the hungry are facing one of the biggest crises in our lifetimes.  It is critical for the world to remember that hunger will have a permanent impact on children and we may lose a generation unless they have adequate access to nutrition during this crisis.” “After the Great Depression, the world created institutions, including World Food Programme, which should expand – not contract – when times are bad.  Global food aid is at a 20 year low and we must meet urgent needs to avoid an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.    At this moment of dramatically growing need, it would be wrong to cut our funding. We have proven our ability to scale up when the world calls on us and equips us with the means to do so.  We have also shown that we can do this in a way that supports recipient nations’ own long term development strategies to tackle hunger.”

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