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New Technology Using Predictive Models to Create Highly Tailored Plans for Infrastructure Maintenance Management

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 dicembre 2019

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503), Tokyo Institute of Technology and Kagoshima University announced today a basic technology that roadway and railway administrators will use to prepare highly tailored long-term maintenance and management plans for infrastructure. The technology is now being refined in cooperation with the city of Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, where a verification test began this month targeting bridges managed by the city. Going forward, tests involving a variety of bridges in Satsumasendai will be conducted to improve the accuracy of the technology. Application in other regions of Japan and for other types of infrastructure also is planned.The technology was announced today at a conference being held by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers in Japan to present research and hold discussions regarding the challenges of construction management.

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Hisense Roku TV Models – Now Available in UK

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 novembre 2019

Today Hisense and Roku, Inc. announced that starting next week Hisense Roku TV™ models will be available in the UK. Recently announced at IFA 2019, these smart TVs are powered by the Roku® OS, offering consumers a premium TV experience at an affordable price. Hisense Roku TV models offer consumers a customisable home screen, thousands of streaming channels and advanced features like universal search and private listening.
Hisense, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, plans to release the first Hisense Roku TV models for the UK market on Black Friday (November 29) at Argos. Hisense Roku TV models will be available in 43”, 50”, 55” and 65” screen sizes, enabling consumers to enjoy their favourite TV entertainment in beautiful HD, 4K and 4K HDR.Hisense Roku TV models are powered by the Roku OS and are simple to set up and incredibly easy to use. They come with a customisable home screen that combines all entertainment choices in one overview, including streaming channels and traditional inputs such as pay TV set top boxes and gaming consoles.From the Roku Channel Store consumers can pick and choose from 5000+ streaming channels including popular streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video and NOW TV. For a complete overview of available channels consumers can visit Hisense Roku TVs also include Freeview Play, bringing live TV and on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5. Roku TV models can be controlled with a simple and intuitive remote control or through the free Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android devices. The mobile app also enables consumers to cast photos and videos to their Roku TV, use voice search and connect headphones for private listening.

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AntiCancer’s Oral Methioninase Overcomes Gemcitabine Resistance in Patient-Like Mouse Models of Pancreatic Cancer

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 giugno 2018

Pancreatic cancer is lethal in about 95% of cases mostly due to failure of first-line therapy gemcitabine. AntiCancer Inc.’s oral methioninase (AC 00619), which is in late pre-clinical development as an anti-cancer as well as an anti-aging drug, has now been shown to overcome gemcitabine resistance in mouse models of human pancreatic cancer, including AntiCancer’s patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX®) mouse models. The new results are to be published in the upcoming issue of Cancer Letters.“Methioninase can change the paradigm of pancreatic cancer therapy,” said Robert M. Hoffman, Founder of AntiCancer. “Methioninase is active against all cancer types, since they all require excess methionine compared to normal tissue, as seen in the use of radioactive methionine in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, which gives the strongest PET signal due to the hunger of cancers for methionine,” said Hoffman.With AntiCancer’s strong patent position on oral methioninase, a very big commercial potential is expected. AntiCancer’s Methuselah Pharmaceuticals subsidiary has been formed to develop oral methioninase as a therapeutic for cancer, diabetes, obesity, hyperhomocysteinemia, and to extend the normal healthy life span.AntiCancer is also developing engineered bacteria to target all cancer types and has the most patient-like mouse models of cancer, including its PDOX® models, as well as MetaMouse®; AngioMouse®; its histoculture drug response assay (HDRA®), which is an in vitro test for first-line chemotherapy; and hair-follicle-associated-pluripotent (HAP) stem cells for regenerative medicine. AntiCancer was founded in 1984 with world headquarters in San Diego and subsidiaries in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and Nanjing.

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Catella: Proptech business models – a paradigm shift for the real estate sector?

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 Maggio 2016

Thomas Beyerle CatellaThe property sector is currently witnessing the rise of a new kind of company – proptechs. Their aim is to bring about disruptive change in the sector and trigger a digital transformation similar to the one happening in the financial sector with fintechs. At present, the main focus of proptechs is crowdfunding and property brokerage platforms.In its latest Market Tracker, Catella investigates the booming market for proptechs, defined as new companies whose business models link innovative technological opportunities with the real estate sector.Looking at the current situation in the property sector, Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research at Catella, says, “This issue is still in its infancy in continental Europe. The reason lies in the pronounced discrepancies between different European countries and along the entire value chain when it comes to the willingness to tackle the necessary workload associated with digitalisation.”
Last year alone, some USD 1.5 billion was invested in the development of proptech companies, and Catella believes this sum will increase to USD 2.3 billion by the end of 2016. However, the US and China will account for no less than 75 % of this investment, and the European countries combined will account for only 5 %.The specific factors shaping the real estate sector need to be taken into account when analysing the scene. At present, the main focus of proptechs is on two sub-segments: crowdfunding (ultimately another form of finance) and property brokerage platforms. These are the first real offers to make an appearance on the competitive radar. Ranging from classic brokerage activities (marketing platforms) to planning tools such as building information modelling (BIM), and from crowdfunding models to the software-supported mapping of interiors, developers have very high hopes for quick market growth, according to Catella’s analysts.“But there is still a long way to go before we see a substantive change in the market. Most proptech firms simply do not have access to the industry. They are also hampered by a structural drawback, with a lack of data. Then there is the real estate sector’s own internal capacity for development, which should not be underestimated,” says Beyerle. “For example, some signs are already pointing the way towards a ‘pay per use’ model for floor space. This is the first thing that service providers should prepare themselves for,” he concludes.The Catella Market Tracker, May 2016 is now available at (photo: Thomas Beyerle Catella)

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3D city models: Fraunhofer researchers allow direct access to their technology

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 agosto 2015

3D city modelsWhenever a large-scale construction project is pending in a city or municipality, the citizens are legitimately interested in understanding how it might change their lives. 3D models have become increasingly popular in recent years in order to provide information on a project from the very beginning in a comprehensible and comprehensive manner. 3D city models or comparable spatial data, however, can quickly turn into an enormous flood of data. In order to master it, special software, high-performance computers and specifically trained staff are needed. “Various digital information, such as aerial views, construction plans or terrain models are compiled to one overall model in laborious suboperations”, explains Michel Krämer from the “Spatial Information Management” competence center of Fraunhofer IGD. “This is a very time-consuming process, often taking several days in practice”.
The GEOToolbox developed by the researchers of Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt should now significantly reduce this effort. “As we are faced with such tasks time and again, we have developed some tools to make our lives easier”, says Krämer. Fraunhofer IGD has more than two decades of experience in processing large 3D data and a long expertise in 3D spatial information. According to Krämer, the institute thus provides mainly smaller companies in the spatial industry with an opportunity to develop new applications more quickly and thus save costs.Krämer and his colleagues are not worried about making many competitors this way. “It is Fraunhofer’s task to provide the industry with academic basics”, says Krämer. “The potential of 3D models in urban planning for citizens and investors must be better exploited. If our GEOToolbox can make a contribution, then everyone benefits and opportunities for further research are created.”
The GEOToolbox will be presented together with other developments at this year’s INTERGEO in Stuttgart in Hall 6 Booth F6.037 from September 15 through 17. (photo: 3D city models)

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Frost & Sullivan: Big Data’s Predictive Functions to Help Identify and Deliver Opportunities in the Automotive Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 marzo 2014

londonLondon, UK Both the European and North American automotive industries are on the cusp of change, with big data and connected services combining to foster the development of diverse mobility integration business models. Frost & Sullivan expects 60 percent of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to devise big data strategies and offerings in the next two years, prompted by the proliferation of high-bandwidth, embedded connectivity technologies, such as long term evolution (LTE). OEMs’ strategies could involve strengthening in-house capabilities or outsourcing the job to big data experts. The focus is on standing out from the competition based on brand awareness, digital engagement of customers, and response time. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Impact of Big Data on the European and North American Automotive Industry, finds that by 2020 approximately 35 million vehicles in Europe and North America will make relevant data sets available for OEMs to assimilate and convert into actionable insights. Around post-2015 or 2016, the industry is expected to witness the emergence of integrated service providers with expertise in end-to-end services across the automotive value chain, from consulting to implementation. The concept of connectivity is gaining currency in the European and North American automotive markets, as there is a rising need to create a three-way data sharing network among dealers, customers and the OEMs. This collaboration is crucial for providing a seamless after-sales experience through convenient service scheduling or proactive diagnostics. Furthermore, having access to data regarding the vehicle’s performance and issues before it reaches the service center, will also help dealers better manage their inventory.

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The impact of global trends on business

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 aprile 2011

London Frost & Sullivan has pinned down the top Mega Trends that will influence and shape the world in the coming years and has launched a Visionary Innovation Research Programme. Ongoing research will cover a spectrum of interesting Mega Trends in the following areas: development of Mega cities, regions and corridors, “Smart” emerging as the new Green, Geo Socialization, Innovating to Zero, Beyond BRIC: The Next Game Changers, Space Jam, Personal Robots, e-Mobility and New Business Models, to name a few. The objective is to provide companies with special reports to focus on the evolution of these global trends to help them drive growth and innovation in a rapidly changing environment. A brave new world emerges from Frost & Sullivan’s recent research, “World’s Top Global Mega Trends to 2020 and Implications to Business, Society and Cultures.” According to the analysis, sustainability was one of the major Mega Trends that shaped human, organisation and government behaviour in the last decade. The study forecasts health, wellness and well-being with a much wider definition than mere healthcare, which will include body, mind and soul as the most important factor of discussion and differentiation in this decade. It reveals that women empowerment will reach new heights, with one in three workers being a woman and up to 40 percent of boardrooms in some nations comprising women by 2020. The world will also witness reverse brain drain, wherein the vast vacancies for CXOs in countries like India will be filled not only by returning Indians, but also by Americans and Europeans seeking better prospects.
The next level of social networking will focus on geographic services and capabilities such as geocoding and geotagging to enable additional social dynamics. User-submitted data with profiles and interests will be matched with location-based services to connect and co-ordinate with surrounding people or events. This type of geo-networking will drive markets, businesses and individuals to interact, advertise and promote in real time.
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Global business summit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 marzo 2010

London/ Zurich/ New York. 3 – 5 June 2010. Innovative business leaders, CEOs, senior policy makers and NGOs from around the world will gather in Zermatt, Switzerland for the inaugural Zermatt Summit  It is the first annual business summit of its kind – which will be dedicated to placing the spotlight on the ‘human face of globalisation’ in the current economic crisis.  The turmoil in the global economy has left key decision-makers facing challenges on a myriad of fronts, which has implications for every stakeholder.  Most of them acknowledge that the current economic models are not working and that urgent action is required to change it.  Many feel that placing a band-aid such as further regulation does not tackle the real root of the problem.  Having witnessed the biggest corporate and financial collapses in history, many believe that we now need to encourage the next generation of business leaders to operate under a new and ethical mandate.  This is why it is critical that we influence the hearts and minds of key decision-makers who are responsible for formulating policy in business and government towards responsible leadership, in order to restore stability and identify new opportunities for growth in the world markets.  Business leaders with a strong set of values and principles, can inspire new behaviours and cultures and drive sustainable change.   The main objective of the Zermatt Summit is to formulate a roadmap and focus on three areas :-to revisit the corporate raison d’être of the firm  -to integrate leadership and ethics -to make corporate statesmanship a reality

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