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Virtual Instruments Expands Cloud Monitoring and Analytics Portfolio With Acquisition of Metricly

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

Virtual Instruments, the leader in AIOps for hybrid infrastructure management, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of SaaS-based cloud cost, optimization and monitoring service provider Metricly. The acquisition will enable Virtual Instruments to expand its cloud migration, monitoring and analytics portfolio to offer customers SaaS-based, hybrid infrastructure management across multi-cloud environments.
Formerly Netuitive – one of the pioneers in applying machine learning and AI to IT operations (AIOps) – Metricly’s platform provides tools to help customers plan, analyze, organize and optimize their cloud workloads, services and resources. Metricly specializes in full-stack monitoring and optimization of application middleware, containers and microservices in public cloud environments. The highly scalable platform is architected based on state-of-the-art technologies and offers a self-service free trial evaluation to visitors on its website. Featuring nearly 100 customers across a variety of industries, Metricly has extended the original market momentum built by Netuitive since rebranding in 2017, with Metricly achieving 100% growth in recurring subscription revenue in 2018.
With the acquisition of Metricly’s platform, Virtual Instruments expands its hybrid IT infrastructure management portfolio to encompass the full range of the cloud deployment models – including public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Metricly’s cloud-native monitoring, workload analysis, resizing and AWS cost optimization solutions will integrate with Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom, the industry’s most comprehensive hybrid infrastructure monitoring and AIOps platform. The acquisition will result in the addition of more than 50 new integrations for popular open source DevOps technologies to the Virtual Instruments portfolio, covering middleware including databases, messaging platforms, microservices, and containers, as well as cloud infrastructure services such as AWS Lambda, EC2, ECS, ASG, EMR, Microsoft Azure VMs, and Load Balancer, among others.

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Live Cell Analysis Using xCELLigence Instruments

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 dicembre 2017

In 2002 ACEA Biosciences pioneered real-time cellular impedance as a tool for dynamically tracking cell number, cell size, cell-substrate attachment strength, and cell invasion/migration. Now encompassing a line of seven different xCELLigence Real-Time Cell Analysis (RTCA) instruments, this label-free and noninvasive approach to cell-based assays makes use of gold biosensors to continuously track cell health and behavior in diverse contexts. xCELLigence combines high throughput capability with rapid data acquisition, reading 96 well plates in less than 15 seconds. Owing to its high reproducibility and dramatically simplified workflow relative to traditional endpoint experiments, cellular impedance has rapidly become the go-to assay for dozens of different applications in fields spanning from cancer and infectious diseases to regenerative medicine and vaccine development. More than 2,000 xCELLigence RTCA instruments are currently being used in academic, government, industrial, and CRO laboratories worldwide, leading to >1,400 peer-reviewed research articles.As a tool for viewing these real world examples of xCELLigence RTCA’s utility for specific applications, today ACEA launched a comprehensive and searchable online library. “By compiling all these publications in a single location, our hope is to make this information, including protocols, more immediately accessible for prospective and existing users of the xCELLigence RTCA technology,” stated Dr. Jeff Xue, ACEA’s Director of Global Marketing & Corporate Development.

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WiTricity and Texas Instruments Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging Solution

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 novembre 2017

automotiveWiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced it has collaborated with Texas Instruments (TI) to use automotive-grade semiconductor components in WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless charging systems and reference designs.WiTricity’s industry-leading DRIVE 11 wireless charging system enables drivers to park their electric vehicles (EVs) and be assured of rapid and efficient charging without having to handle charging cables. WiTricity’s TMN™ Controller utilizing TI’s C2000™ real-time control microcontroller (MCU) can enable DRIVE 11-based electric vehicles and charging stations to automatically optimize energy transfer between the source and vehicle in a wide range of real-world operating conditions including parking misalignment, differing vehicle ground clearance and varying battery voltage conditions.”New automotive technologies, such as wireless charging, are entering the market at a rapid pace,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. “TI has been enabling innovation for decades and working with them to deliver robust WiTricity automotive-grade silicon will give carmakers and Tier 1 suppliers confidence to deploy complete wireless charging solutions. We’re excited to be collaborating with TI to bring our TMN technology to carmakers around the world.”“Convenient charging built to automotive industry standards is a key to growing the adoption of electric vehicles. WiTricity’s wireless charging technology can serve to expand the automotive charging ecosystem,” said Matt Watson, general manager of TI’s C2000 MCU business. “At TI, we are committed to delivering innovations to enable the electrification of vehicles and the rapid evolution toward a greener future.”

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New ‘CoCo’ bonds may worsen financial crisis situations

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 novembre 2014

Technische Universität MünchenBanks are increasingly issuing ‘CoCo’ bonds to boost the levels of equity they hold. In a crisis situation, bondholders are forced to convert these bonds into a bank’s equity. To date, such bonds have been regarded only as a means of averting a crisis. A study by economists at Technische Universität München (TUM) and University of Bonn now shows that if such bonds are badly constructed, they worsen a crisis instead of stabilizing the banking system – because they incentivize a bank’s owners to worsen a bank’s situation themselves so as to leave bondholders out in the cold. One lesson that policymakers and financial regulators have drawn from the financial market crisis is that banks need to be backed by more equity. But banks have found it hard to increase their core capital positions – in other words, the equity available to them long-term. Since 2009, this has led European banks to increasingly deploy an instrument that allows them to convert debt into equity in times of need: contingent convertible bonds, also known as CoCo bonds. Banks issue these bonds at fixed interest rates – as is normal with corporate bonds. The special aspect of CoCo bonds is that if banks fall short of their predetermined core capital ratio levels – mostly 7 percent – the bonds are converted into the banks’ equity. In other words, bondholders are forced to convert their securities into the banks’ shares, or even waive their claims entirely. Banks use these instruments as it is generally easier for them to place them on the market than shares, and they also entail tax advantages. For investors, CoCo bonds are interesting because they offer higher interest rates than other corporate bonds. Policymakers and regulators welcome them because banks that are in financial difficulties ‘bail in’ their bond creditors, rather than resorting directly to taxpayers to bail them out. This has led various European states and the European Central Bank to recognize CoCo bonds as bank equity capital. US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner concluded in 2010 that CoCo bonds could function as ‘shock absorbers’ in market upheavals.

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Automotive industry

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 27 aprile 2010

London. While ferrous commodities are subject to relatively sharp fluctuations in price, and despite increasing usage of light materials such as aluminum, HSS and UHSS (High and Ultra High Strength Steel), demand for steel from the automotive industry remains directly proportional to car production levels. Steel remains a key raw material in car manufacturing, accounting for approximately 55 per cent of the weight of an average C-class passenger car and about 5 per cent of its production cost. Unfortunately, given existing production cycles, there is little alternative to cost-effective production for all major OEMs. “Therefore, combining financial instruments like futures contracts on steel and relying on long-term agreements with steel suppliers might be one of the most suitable solutions,” advises Belskiy.   Strong support from the ACEA, which encourages EU and member states to develop a raw material strategy that facilitates access to raw materials on competitive basis, would also be helpful.  However, steelmakers will not be prone to signing long-term contracts if raw material prices, usually stable for at least a year, henceforth change on quarterly basis. Instead, they will likely transfer that risk to automakers. Electric Vehicles Unplugged 2010: taking place at the House of Lords and at the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders in London on June 22 – 23, will bring together key decision makers including Government, OEMs, Supplier Infrastructure companies and Major Fleet Managers, to provide insights into the structure of new business models and their implications for industry stakeholders. This unique workshop will also allow attendees to understand the position that key industry players are taking towards infrastructure and to debate the pros and cons of different solutions in development across
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Incisionless Operating Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 aprile 2010

San Clemente, Calif., April 12, 2010 — USGI Medical, Inc.(USGI) announced today that European regulatory authorities have granted the CE Mark to the instruments that make up its ™ Incisionless Operating Platform (IOP). The IOP consists of the Transport™ Multi-lumen Access Platform, the g-Lix™ Helical Endoscopic Tissue Grasper, the g-Prox® Grasping/Tissue Approximation Device, and the g-Cath™ Tissue Anchor Delivery Catheters with Expandable Tissue Anchors™. Each instrument received individual CE Mark certification. USGI has developed the first durable suturing system for use in Incisionless Surgery. Recent publications confirm that the Expandable Tissue Anchors exceed surgeons’ expectations for tissue remodeling, long-term tissue compatibility and durability. The lack of a proven durable endolumenal suturing technology had limited the growth of incisionless surgery.  Incisionless Surgery is the next wave in minimally invasive surgery and is rapidly becoming an option demanded by patients and healthcare providers for its potential to minimize pain, shorten hospital stays, lower treatment costs and eliminate visible external scars. Incisionless Surgery, which encompasses Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), endolumenal and single-port techniques, can be applied to bariatric surgery, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), gastrointestinal cancer and urological and gynecological procedures.
USGI Medical designed the Incisionless Operating Platform™ (IOP) to enable Incisionless Surgery. Combining the flexibility of endoscopy with the therapeutic benefit of laparoscopy, the IOP offers a stable operating platform, access for multiple, robust, flexible surgical tools and durable tissue anchors to approximate and permanently affix tissue – important requirements for Incisionless Surgery that traditional endoscopes and endoscopic instruments do not provide. The IOP incorporates the TransPort™ Operating Platform and instruments for cutting, suturing and grasping tissue.

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