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Interxion to Expand Capacity in Amsterdam and Frankfurt

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2018

INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced new data centre builds in Amsterdam (“AMS10”) and Frankfurt (“FRA14”), together with an expansion at the Science Park facility (“AMS9.2”) and the acquisition of land and a building at the Schiphol-Rijk campus in Amsterdam. As a result of these land bank and build projects, Interxion today announced an increase in its 2018 annual capital expenditure guidance to €365 million – €390 million.“Interxion is continuing to see a strong flow of opportunities across markets and customer segments and we are increasing our expansion programme to address this demand,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “Customers are recognising the value of our communities of interest and our trusted provider status for their mission critical applications. We are capturing deals from multiple customer segments, including connectivity, digital media, Cloud platforms and enterprises, and across the size spectrum. Of the announced phases in AMS9.2, AMS10 and FRA14, approximately 25% of the capacity is pre-sold.”AMS10 will be Interxion’s tenth data centre in Amsterdam and will be adjacent to AMS8 on land owned by Interxion on its Schiphol-Rijk campus. In total, AMS10 is expected to provide 14,400 square metres (”sqm”) of equipped space and a total of 26 megawatts (“MW”) of customer available power when fully built out. The first phase of AMS10 will provide 2,700 sqm of equipped space and is scheduled to open in 3Q 2019, while the second phase will provide 4,100 sqm of equipped space and is scheduled to open in 1Q 2020. The capital expenditure associated with the first two phases of AMS10 is expected to be €128 million.In addition, Interxion has purchased land and a building on the Schiphol-Rijk campus that can accommodate a future data centre of approximately 6,000 sqm of equipped space. The purchase price for the land and building was €19 million. The power required for this site has also been obtained.The AMS9 data centre in Amsterdam’s Science Park will be expanded by 500 sqm and 1MW of customer available power. The capital expenditure associated with the AMS9 expansion (“AMS9.2”) is expected to be €8 million. This phase is scheduled to open in 4Q 2018.In Frankfurt, Interxion will construct its fourteenth data centre (“FRA14”) on owned land in its existing campus. FRA14 is expected to provide 4,600 sqm of equipped space and will have approximately 10 MW of customer available power when fully built out. FRA14 will be constructed in two phases – the first phase will provide approximately 2,400 sqm of equipped space and is scheduled to open in 3Q 2019, while the second phase will provide 2,200 sqm and is scheduled to open in 4Q 2019. The total capital expenditure associated with FRA14 is expected to be €76 million.

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Frankfurt Agreement, October 2016: Further strengthens global trade, broadens market access

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 ottobre 2016

Geneva, SwitzerlandGeneva, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium. Friday, during the annual IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt, the IEC, which publishes the large majority of International Standards for electrical and electronic devices and systems, and CENELEC, its counterpart at the European level, have signed an agreement that will increase the harmonization between International and European standards. This agreement will benefit the European electrical and electronic industry, which will find it easier to export to markets around the world, many of which rely on IEC International Standards, as well as manufacturers from other countries who will be able to export assemblies and products more easily into the European market.Today, electrical and electronic devices are the largest category of goods traded in the world. In 2015, they represented 17.7% of total trade value, according to UN Com trade statistics. This is without counting goods such as lighting, photographic devices, aircraft and trains, which are not included in these numbers.Dr Junji Nomura, IEC President, and Dr Bernhard Thies, President of CENELEC, sign the Frankfurt Agreement, October 2016 at the IEC 80th General Meeting
Europe is an important consumer of electrical and electronic devices and systems and is host to thousands of small, medium and large companies active in this field. Many of them want to sell beyond national and European borders.Around 80% of all European electrotechnical standards are identical to or based on IEC International Standards.This level was achieved through the Dresden Agreement which was signed in 1996 between both organizations. However, a lot has changed since then – global trade in electrical and electronic devices has accelerated and differences between products have become a lot smaller.The new Frankfurt Agreement takes these changes into account, and aims to bring the ratio of harmonization between International and European standards up to an even higher level. Says Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO: “Most countries in the world accept products that are built to IEC International Standards. This harmonization facilitates global trade and it allows developed and developing countries to compete on an equal footing, levelling the playing field. This agreement, with CENELEC, an important IEC partner, will further boost the efficiency of both organizations, making best use of resources and ultimately help make the world a safer place.”Says Bernhard Thies, President of CENELEC: “An electron is an electron, in Europe, Asia, the US or Africa. There is really no good reason to have a different standard from one region to the next. Differences waste time and money and make it more difficult for European manufacturers to export and compete globally. This agreement is an important path forward in harmonizing European standards with the world and increasing European industry competitiveness on the global market.” Under the Frankfurt Agreement, the primacy of electrotechnical standardization at the international level in the IEC will be reinforced. This avoids duplication of efforts and helps make best use of European and IEC experts. (photo: cenelec)

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Expert comment: Proposed Merger of LSE and Deutsche Borse

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 marzo 2016

borsaExpert comment on the proposed Merger of LSE and Deutsche Borse, John Colley, Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School and an expert on mega mergers, has made the following statement: “After an initial announcement last week, stock exchange boards in Frankfurt and London are currently working on how to make the proposed merger of Europe’s leading stock exchanges more attractive to shareholders as potential bidders wait in the wings. So far the benefits are being aired as £250M of administration savings, mainly IT, and ‘capital compression’ of £7Bn for investors as the same capital requirement would satisfy both exchanges.”The savings seem rather meagre in a merger which appears to be designed to avoid upsetting staff, directors and, indeed, competition authorities. Previous stock exchange merger attempts have attracted sufficient attention to prevent progress and hence the particularly gentlemanly approach on this occasion.”The real issue is achieving scale to compete on a global scale against already consolidated opponents. Europe needs a strong champion to compete against the US exchanges and Hong Kong. In the past European competition authorities have tended to see such mergers at a European level. The issue this time may be the complications of a possible Brexit.”Whilst promoted as a ‘merger of equals’ with top jobs respectively filled by a balance of directors from both businesses, in practice such arrangements rarely work. ‘Mergers of equals’ usually result in a lack of clarity in direction and leadership as both camps jockey for influence. A result is a confused structure and a failure to drive cost savings opportunities arising from the merger. This situation can persist for several years before investor pressure results in one camp taking overall responsibility and addressing the necessary savings.”Currently the most likely intervention is likely to come from the US network of exchanges and clearing houses ‘Intercontinental Exchange’ lead by founder and president Jeffrey Sprecher. However the current approach of the LSE and Deutsche Borse may not be aggressive enough to see off Sprecher’s unwanted attention. Intercontinental, based in Atlanta, was founded in 2000 compared to the rather more illustrious history of LSE founded in 1571 and opened by Queen Elizabeth.”

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Industrial Robots Global Study: China to overtake EU and North America by 2017

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 gennaio 2015

Frankfurt. More industrial robots will be operating in China’s production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today’s 200,000 to more than 400,000. To compare: In North America, numbers will rise to about 300,000 – with 340,000 predicted for Europe’s five largest economies. So says the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in its 2014 World Robot Statistics. China is already the world’s largest market in the sale of industrial robots. But this merely marks the first step in a fast game of catch-up. Given China’s still very low robotic density, the future market dimensions are palpably clear: To date, China only has 30 industrial robots per 10,000 employees in manufacturing industries. To compare: Germany’s robotic density is ten times larger – in Japan it is actually eleven times more. In North America robotic density is five times higher than in China, where the majority of industrial robots are used for handling operations (40%) and for welding (36%). The automotive industry is by far the largest customer (approx. 40%).
“The automation of China’s production plants has just started”, says Per Vegard Nerseth, Managing Director, ABB Robotics. “As the first foreign robot manufacturer to arrive here, we have observed the market and developments for years now. We have witnessed swift, almost explosive growth over the last two or three years, surpassing even our expectations.” Kuka and two Japanese robot manufacturers now also have their own locally-based production sites. Four out of five industrial robots in China are made by foreign manufacturers – the majority from Japan, North America and Europe. Yet more manufacturers are planning to build their own production lines in China.The Chinese government is simultaneously pushing forward with robotic research. Once again the main partners are leading foreign robotic manufacturers. In contrast, Chinese manufacturers have concentrated on customers satisfied with average quality and unsophisticated technology. But sales in this segment have also more than tripled since 2012.
World Robotics Industrial Robots: This unique publication presents comprehensive global statistics on industrial robots in uniform tables allowing consistent country comparisons. It contains detailed statistical data for some 40 countries, broken down by application areas, industrial branches, types of robots and by other technical and economic variables. Data on production, exports and imports are presented for a selection of countries. Trends in robot densities, i.e. number of robots per 10,000 persons employed in relevant sectors, are also featured.

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Fraunhofer technology thrills Frankfurt museum

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 ottobre 2014

Fraunhofer technologyDisasters are threatening historic cultural treasures. For the first time last week, Fraunhofer researchers automated 3D reconstruction of artifacts in the Frankfurt Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, making them accessible for eternity. CultLab3D, the world’s unique 3D scanning facility for cultural artifacts, was in operation inside the Medieval Room of the Frankfurt Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung developed by Fraunhofer IGD, is to revolutionize the needed 3D digitization of cultural artifacts. The artifacts, threatened by environmental influences and disasters, are secured in their current state of preservation and at the same time are made accessible to international research. So far, this process has been very expensive and time-consuming. With CultLab3D, the Fraunhofer researchers are relying on the industrialization and automation of the entire 3D digitization process of artifacts by means of state-of-the-art scan and illumination techniques. The mobile digitization laboratory thus allows for the millions of existing artifacts to be scanned and archived in an industrial, cost-effective and fast manner.With their CultLab3D, the Fraunhofer researchers are digitizing genuine cultural artifacts for the first time in a fully automated way in Frankfurt. “In this test run, we gained a great number of very valuable insights”, says Martin Ritz of Fraunhofer IGD. “The properties of the different sculptures but also the conditions in the museum operation are providing us with some important impulses to further develop CultLab3D.” This is how the researchers managed, among other challenges, to apply the automated scanning process with industrial cameras to very dark and low-contrast objects as well. In the process, CultLab3D does not only capture geometry and texture of artifacts but also their optical material properties such as reflection and absorption behavior. This allows for a photo-realistic 3D illustration.
So far, 3D scans of art treasures have entailed laborious and cost-intensive manual labor for the most part. Due to the higher speed, the Fraunhofer researchers aim to reduce the cost of 3D scans tenfold to twentyfold. The outlook of being able to digitize entire collections in the future is very welcome to Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Brinkmann, head of the collection of antiques at the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung: “Whoever knows how we had to work before, will recognize the “miracle” of the scanning facility. Entirely new ways of scientific study will now open up to museums around the world.”
Fraunhofer IGD is the world’s leading institute for applied research in Visual Computing. Visual Computing is image- and model-based information technology and includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality.In simple terms, the Fraunhofer researchers in Darmstadt, Rostock, Graz and Singapore are turning images into information and extracting information from images. In corporation with its partners, technical solutions and marketrelevant products are created. (photo: Fraunhofer technology)

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BioStorage Technologies Integrates Sample Preparation Services into European Operations

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 marzo 2012

Indianapoolis (PRNewswire) BioStorage Technologies, a global provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience industry, including storage, cold chain logistics and virtual sample intelligence, has expanded its European operations to include sample preparation services. New services include sample aliquoting, nucleic acid extraction and verification, as well as PBMC (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells) processing. This allows BioStorage Technologies to provide a unique sample renewal and preparation process that maximizes samples for clinical research and development activities. Once samples are processed, aliquots of blood and/or DNA products can be identified for future testing by using BioStorage Technologies’ proprietary tracking and inventory management system, ISISS®. Sample preparation supports the storage of visible sample assets and enables researchers to understand the integrity level of samples in storage. The addition of this new service offering gives BioStorage Technologies the ability to provide customers with improved control over the quality of nucleic acid samples that are shipped to central or referral laboratories for traditional clinical trial laboratory testing services.All sample preparation services will be supported by automated liquid handling technology to ensure the accuracy and precision needed for high-throughput testing and screening. BioStorage Technologies stores and manages research samples from the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies and CROs, and as a practitioner of Good Storage Practices, the company is committed to ensuring sample integrity throughout the complete sample life-cycle. Utilizing ISISS, the industry’s most advanced virtual sample management and web-based tracking tool, BioStorage also provides a complete FDA-compliant audit trail annotated on every sample.
BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is the premier, global provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience industry. Offering flexible onsite, offsite and hybrid sample outsourcing models for the management of sample assets, BioStorage Technologies manages the complete life-cycle of samples. With an expert team of global sample consultants, industry-leading temperature-controlled storage facilities, and state-of-the-art virtual sample management solutions, the company supports its customers in maximizing opportunities, minimizing risk and reducing costs. BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Indianapolis with an additional full-service site near Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit http://www.biostorage.com or call +1-866-697-2675
BioStorage Technologies Integrates Sample Preparation Services into European Operations
Indianapolis (PRNewswire) BioStorage Technologies, a global provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience industry, including storage, cold chain logistics and virtual sample intelligence, has expanded its European operations to include sample preparation services. New services include sample aliquoting, nucleic acid extraction and verification, as well as PBMC (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells) processing. This allows BioStorage Technologies to provide a unique sample renewal and preparation process that maximizes samples for clinical research and development activities. Once samples are processed, aliquots of blood and/or DNA products can be identified for future testing by using BioStorage Technologies’ proprietary tracking and inventory management system, ISISS®. Sample preparation supports the storage of visible sample assets and enables researchers to understand the integrity level of samples in storage. The addition of this new service offering gives BioStorage Technologies the ability to provide customers with improved control over the quality of nucleic acid samples that are shipped to central or referral laboratories for traditional clinical trial laboratory testing services. All sample preparation services will be supported by automated liquid handling technology to ensure the accuracy and precision needed for high-throughput testing and screening. BioStorage Technologies stores and manages research samples from the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies and CROs, and as a practitioner of Good Storage Practices, the company is committed to ensuring sample integrity throughout the complete sample life-cycle. Utilizing ISISS, the industry’s most advanced virtual sample management and web-based tracking tool, BioStorage also provides a complete FDA-compliant audit trail annotated on every sample.
BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is the premier, global provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience industry. Offering flexible onsite, offsite and hybrid sample outsourcing models for the management of sample assets, BioStorage Technologies manages the complete life-cycle of samples. With an expert team of global sample consultants, industry-leading temperature-controlled storage facilities, and state-of-the-art virtual sample management solutions, the company supports its customers in maximizing opportunities, minimizing risk and reducing costs. BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Indianapolis with an additional full-service site near Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit http://www.biostorage.com or call +1-866-697-2675 or +49-6155-898-1011.

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