LinkedIn to Deliver Visionary Address at CommunicAsia2015 and BroadcastAsia2015

Exciting line-up of C-level speakers will share insights on the impact of today’s hyper-connectivity to businesses and consumers

SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Social media has become an even bigger part of consumers’ lives in today’s hyper-connected world. Users are finding more ways to play, interact, work and even monetise content through social media. Asia Pacific, presently the world’s largest mobile region[1], accounts for over half of the globe’s social media users[2]. The social media explosion has not only changed the lives of hyper-connected consumers, it has also caused a rippling effect throughout its ecosystem  businesses, network infrastructure, communication providers and more.

Businesses now face challenges of providing adequate and fast connectivity to support the exponential usage growth, and the need to rethink strategies to meet current media consumption and engagement patterns. The need to acquire a keen understanding of social media trends, the opportunities and challenges of engagement, innovative ways to monetise has never been more imperative.

The visionary address and plenary sessions to be held alongside CommunicAsia2015 and BroadcastAsia2015 from 2 – 5 June 2015 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, will bring to life social media trends, opportunities and challenges of engagement, monetisation and more, across the entire ecosystem. 

Understanding how social media is changing media consumption

The world’s largest professional networking site on the Internet, LinkedIn has over 347 million users in over 200 countries and territories globally. Hari Krishnan, LinkedIn’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Japan, will deliver a visionary address at CommunicAsia2015 Summit and BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference on 3rd June, titled “How Social Media is Changing the Way People Work and Play.

Having led hyper-growth Internet companies in the region and leadership positions in companies including Yahoo!, Cisco Systems and Fox Interactive Media, Krishnan now leads the Asia Pacific business with the aim to connect all professionals to help make them more productive and successful. At the visionary address, Krishnan will share insights on how social media consumption is changing in the region, the opportunities and challenges these changes present to consumers and businesses alike.

ICT industry stakeholders can also look for indicators from Krishnan and other plenary speakers’ addresses about how digital convergence and the data analytics-led commercial decision making will have a positive impact on the regional economy.

Together with plenary speakers, including Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer  Enterprise Group, SingTel, Dmitri Chen, COO and VP Specialty Sales, APJ, EMC, Dirk Wolter, Managing Director  Mobile Network Technologies APAC, CISCO, Kevin Ackhurst, Director, Google for Work APAC, Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director Public Sector, Amazon Web Services and more, delegates to the CommunicAsia2015, BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference and Creative Content Production Conference can expect thought-provoking tracks addressing the latest trends in social media and challenges faced by businesses, such as:

CommunicAsia2015 Summit Topics:

  • Digital convergence and changing media consumption with social media
  • What the communications industry need to do to survive
  • Bringing the enterprise mobility to the next level

BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference Topics:

  • Achieving reach, resonance and reaction with second screen services and social TV
  • Big Data analytics and actionable intelligence

Creative Content Production Conference 2015 Topics:

  • Creating a successful transmedia strategy
  • Leveraging co-production and collaboration opportunities in Asia

An impressive C-suite from the world’s leading enterprise technology companies 

More than 150 C-level executives will deliver key updates and share case studies on a wide range of the latest trends and technology advancements, such as Over-the-Top (OTT), Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Ultra-High Definition (UHD)/4K, multi-screen broadcasting and many more.

Speakers and that attending delegates can look forward to at the CommunicAsia2015 Summit and BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference include:

  • Bernie Trudel, CTO Cloud; Chairman, CISCO; ACCA
  • Bill Chang, CEO, Enterprise, SingTel
  • Peter Moore, Head Global Public Sector (APAC), Amazon Web Services
  • Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President New Media and Chief Executive Officer, Telekom Malaysia 
  • Barry Lerner PE, Regional Chief Information Officer, Huawei Solutions Marketing South Pacific Region
  • Rangu Salgame, Chief Executive Officer Growth Ventures and Service Provider Group, Tata Communications
  • Joe Igoe, Chief Technology Officer, Mediacorp
  • Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Officer, NCS
  • Magnus Ewerbring, Chief Technology Officer APAC, Ericsson
  • Terry Bleakley, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific Sales, Intelsat
  • Peter G Bithos, CEO, HOOQ

CommunicAsia2015 / EnterpriseIT2015 Exhibition

Incorporating:

SatComm2015

Date:

2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Levels B2, 1 & 3

Opening Hours: 

2-4 June 2015: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm | 5 June 2015: 10:30 am –  4:00 pm  

Admission:

Business and trade professionals only

Website:

www.communicasia.com | www.goto-enterpriseit.com

CommunicAsia2015 Summit

Date:

2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Level 3

Admission:

Registered delegates only

Website:

www.communicasia.com/conference/conference-highlights/

BroadcastAsia2015 Exhibition

Incorporating:

ProfessionalAudioTechnology2015

Date:

2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Levels 4 & 5

Opening Hours:

2-4 June 2015: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm | 5 June 2015: 10:30 am –  4:00 pm   

Admission:

Business and trade professionals only

Website:

www.broadcast-asia.com/

BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference & Creative Content Production Conference 

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Level 3

Date:

2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday

Admission:

Registered delegates only

Website:

www.broadcast-asia.com/conference/conference-highlights/

Media Enquiries:         

June Seah / Patricia Yee
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6621 / +65 6233 6637

Email: june.seah@sesallworld.com / patricia.yee@sesallworld.com   

Chan Shu Ling / Ang Fangying

FleishmanHillard Singapore

Tel: +65 6424 6379 / +65 6424 6396

 

Email: ShuLing.Chan@fleishman.com / Fangying.ang@fleishman.com

[1] http://asiapacific.gsmamobileeconomy.com/GSMA_ME_APAC_2014.pdf
[2] http://www.go-globe.com/blog/social-media-asia/

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TICO® Compression Supporters Announce the Launch of the TICO Alliance to Move to 4K/UHD in Live Broadcast Production

— The new TICO® compression technology will ease the challenge of moving 4K/UHD over current SDI infrastructure and IP Networks

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Broadcast equipment manufacturers, OEM providers, broadcasters, electronics brands and technology companies announced today the launch of the TICO Alliance.  TICO is a new lightweight compression technology, which enables 4K/UHD to be transported over legacy SDI infrastructure and modern IP production and contribution networks.  TICO has been developed by intoPIX and work is now ongoing at the SMPTE to publish TICO as Registered Disclosure Document (RDD) for the benefit of the entire broadcast and media industry.

TICO Compression Supporters Announce the Launch of the TICO Alliance to Move to 4K/UHD in Live Production. The growing consortium includes Altera, Artel Video Systems, Embrionix, Image Matters, Imagine Communications, intoPIX, Keisoku Giken, Grass Valley, Macnica, Nevion, Ross Video and Xilinx. TICO is a light disruptive compression developed by intoPIX, allowing 4K/UHD to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and modern IP networks with few lines of latency and no loss of quality.

TICO Compression Supporters Announce the Launch of the TICO Alliance to Move to 4K/UHD in Live Production. The growing consortium includes Altera, Artel Video Systems, Embrionix, Image Matters, Imagine Communications, intoPIX, Keisoku Giken, Grass Valley, Macnica, Nevion, Ross Video and Xilinx. TICO is a light disruptive compression developed by intoPIX, allowing 4K/UHD to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and modern IP networks with few lines of latency and no loss of quality.

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The alliance is a coalition of companies united to set the bar for next generation infrastructure by establishing TICO in the new IP-based Live production ecosystem that allows to seamless update and upgrade the existing SDI-based workflows. The group is created to ease 4K/UHD adoption over the current SDI and the new IP-based infrastructures.

The group is formed by leading companies supporting intoPIX’s effort to promote TICO compression for UHD workflows: Altera Corporation, Artel Video Systems, Embrionix, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, Image Matters, Imagine Communications, Keisoku Giken, Macnica Americas, Nevion, Ross Video, Xilinx and will be extended to all new supporters and adopters.

Benefits of TICO compression for UHD, SDI-based and IP-based Broadcast Production
To support transportation of UHDTV streams across the IP network or the existing 3G-SDI infrastructure, a new smart, fast and light compression is needed. 10 GB Ethernet or 3G-SDI networks are widely deployed and operated cost effectively within the Broadcast landscape.

TICO will help Broadcasters to fully benefit from a seamless, integrated and high-quality Ultra-HD ecosystem from end-to-end. With a visually lossless compression up to 4:1, TICO enables the mapping of a single 4K/UHD 2160p60 stream over a single 3G-SDI link. Over 10Gbps Ethernet, it allows the simultaneous transmission of up to 3 streams of 4K/UHD 2160p60.

TICO provides an extremely low latency (limited to just a few pixel lines), preserves video quality across multiple generations of encoding/decoding, fits into the smallest cost effective FPGA devices and runs also efficiently in software.  This technology is designed to enhance live IP systems by increasing efficiency and reducing cost for both HD and 4K/UHD video.

First step toward standardization and adoption
In December 2014, intoPIX announced the creation of a Registered Disclosure Document (RDD) at SMPTE.  This will ease the integration process of all new adopters and supporters of the TICO compression and shares recommendations to map 4K/UHD TICO streams over 3G-SDI or IP Networked infrastructures. The members of the TICO alliance are closely collaborating with intoPIX on the SMPTE RDD draft document.

TICO Alliance Members say:
Altera:
Umar Mughal, Director Broadcast Business Unit: “As the Broadcast industry moves to Ultra HD with higher resolutions, higher frame rates, and better pixels delivering an overall better quality experience to customers, Broadcasters are faced with the challenge of getting more data through the same or limited transportation connections. Our customers are now able to implement TICO to allow them to quickly upgrade their products without needing to change existing infrastructures and meet the needs of the next generation video needs.  There is also added benefit of visually lossless compression to reduce overall ecosystem costs including the reduction of external memory bandwidth needs.”

Artel Video Systems:  Richard Dellacanonica, President: “The transition to 4K/UHD is inevitable and with it comes significant technical challenges related to transporting it uncompressed.  Standard fiber and IP infrastructures designed to handle such large data requirements cost effectively currently do not exist, thus in most cases mezzanine compression will be required.  TICO, with its low overhead, latency, and virtually losses quality, is the ideal compression format for that application and we are pleased to be involved with the consortium.”

Embrionix: ”In our changing market, a variety of formats will be available and used in production environments. Embrionix is pleased to collaborate in the TICO consortium to allow SFP, SFP+ based products to support TICO in addition to other transport formats without the major investment cost of a new infrastructure. The emSFP with TICO codec will enable seamless path to IP and to UHDTV integration.”

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand – Charles Meyer, CTO Production: “Our Company sees the advantage of TICO for live production environments.  The UHDTV roadmap calls for ever increasing data rates.   TICO allows us to provide our customers infrastructure scalability for the next decade while simultaneously reducing latency to imperceptible levels.”

Image Matters – Jean-Francois Nivart CTO: “TICO has a great future!
With a typical compression ratio up to 4:1, TICO fills the gap between improved video quality expectations and actual data transport links!  It perfectly completes the image compression technology range.  The efficient MPEG standards compress images with ratios higher than 30 to 1 to cast them to the end-viewer.  The high quality JPEG 2000 standard is used in DCP and IMF with compression ratio between 8 and 30 to 1 to protect the viewer experience and preserve image quality for future generations. The TICO offers a new and efficient implementation to carry the highest video data throughput on local production and post-production network.  It keeps the quality through Ethernet and SDI. It enables easy implementation on CPU, GPU and FPGA.  Image Matters will be proud to support the TICO with its IM-X product range enabling OEMs for a fast and easy UHD adoption.”

Imagine Communications Steve Reynolds, CTO “Imagine Communications is focused on enabling 4K/UHD for our customers.  We see both 3G SDI and 10GbE as essential parts of that ecosystem and we are fully supportive of the TICO initiative. Collaboration among industry leaders in establishing universal standards is critical as we address the challenges of moving the industry towards live production of 4K/UHD.”

intoPIX, Gael Rouvroy, CTO: “Broadcast industry faces heavy investments to enable the transport of 4K video in a regular way. Using a TICO light-weight video compression, over 10GbE IP Networks or through 3G-SDI mapping is a smart upgrade path to manage UHDTV 4K, higher frame rates and more streams while assuring visual quality and very low hardware complexity and cost.”

Keisoku Giken:  “TICO is the superior technology which will overturn the common sense of the relation between beautiful images and the bandwidth.”

Macnica AmericasMarc Levy, CTO: “TICO compression is a very exciting product, and the answer to transporting UHD live video over the same network infrastructure as HD or 3G live video with minimal impact on the gate count and latency, and no impact on visual quality. We are actively integrating TICO into our SMPTE 2022 High Bit Rate Video transport solution, and expect TICO to become an integral part of high-bit rate video transport for many years to come.”

Nevion: Johnny Dolvik, Chief Product and Development Officer says:  “The move to UHD for content production and distribution, with higher resolution, higher frame rates, and higher dynamic range, represents another large step change of increased bandwidth and processing requirements. At the same time, the industry is trying to do more with less; putting content on new distribution channels while reducing production cost. This is where TICO lightweight compression will come to the rescue, allowing broadcasters and content producers to take advantage of these new exiting formats in live production, engaging audiences in a new way, while still keeping the data rates for UHD signals below 10G. This is important because it will mean we can take full advantage of the commoditization and cost-savings of 3G-SDI uncompressed video links, 10G Ethernet and IP networking.”

Ross Video Troy English, CTO: “TICO offers a great compromise between quality, bit rate and size to implement.  We are actively evaluating it for potential future applications in live production.  Ross Video likes to get on board and encourage interoperable solutions like TICO.”

Xilinx – Aaron Behman,  Director, Broadcast and Pro A/V Segment:  “Xilinx recognizes that demands for faster line rates to support 4K, 8K, higher frame rates and higher dynamic range means that low-latency, lightweight compression offered by TICO provides our customers, broadcast production equipment vendors, the ability to control costs of implementation without sacrificing video quality. By combining TICO with our high speed transceivers to support uncompressed and compressed paths, we can now offer a scalable, future-proof and low-risk way to get products to market quickly.”

About the TICO Alliance at NAB Show 2015
The show is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13 through 16. Several demos using TICO are organized by the Alliance supporters including Altera, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, intoPIX, Nevion, Macnica Americas and Xilinx, leveraging 4K/UHD over 10GbE IP Networks or 3G-SDI infrastructure.

At NAB 2015, intoPIX is showing the TICO FPGA IP-cores and implementations combining TICO with the SMPTE 2022 IP transport standard with 3G-SDI mapping with partners such as Altera, Macnica Americas and Xilinx.

Based on the TICO compression technology, intoPIX has released first UHD4K 60P TICO codecs running on FPGA and real-time CPU, designed to address the move of the Broadcast industry towards a fully networked IP ecosystem.  More FPGA & Software product releases are scheduled for release after the show, during Q2 & Q3 of 2015.

More information about the Alliance is available on www.tico-alliance.org
More information on intoPIX TICO is available on intoPIX website www.intopix.com/TICO

Contact:
tico.alliance@intopix.com 
www.tico-alliance.org

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WebStreamur Introduces a Marketplace for Monetizing Live Streaming Content

ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — At NAB 2015 WebStreamur will demonstrate the end-to-end solution for monetization and live streaming from any location. You can now go live at a click of a button from an Android as well as from an iPhone, Mac Book and dedicated Streamur devices. Due the tight integration with Twitter and YouTube you can go live instantly and receive feedback on your stream. WebStreamur enables the live broadcast of any event but college and other amateur sports will be one of the most important markets for this platform. In combination with targeted advertisement also smaller sports can monetize their content. Next to the apps WebStreamur will launch three dedicated Streamur transmitters utilizing bonded 3G/4G and fixed IP channels.

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WebStreamur CEO Michel Bais:
With WebStreamur we are able to unleash the potential of the smaller sports and live events that do not get airtime on national or even local television channels. With the advertising revenues from platforms like YouTube, sport clubs and colleges are able to finance the broadcast of their events. With the apps available for free everybody can start right now. For the clubs who want to invest a little more we offer dedicated transmitters with HD SDI or HDMI input.

On WebStreamur
WebStreamur is a new platform which delivers high quality live video from any place to the web. WebStreamur utilizes the award winning bonding technology of Mobile Viewpoint to live stream from any location using bonded IP channels. Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of wireless video solutions for both the broadcast and security industries.

WebStreamur and Mobile Viewpoint will exhibit at NAB 2015 in Central Hall, stand 2807

http://www.webstreamur.com 

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AltaSens to Debut Unprecedented 4K Camera Technology at 2015 NAB Trade Show

— UHD Cinematic & Broadcast Quality Streaming!

— Collaborations with Innovative Market Players such as: JVC, BRADLEY ENGINEERING, REALTIME IMMERSION, & MORE!

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AltaSens, Inc. (www.altasens.com), a leading pioneer in the semiconductor market as a supplier of high-resolution CMOS imaging sensors in UHD format, has introduced a new array of collaborative products that incorporate their commercially available Super-35 4K sensor and their new mini 4K camera module. 

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AltaSens will showcase these new products in the Central Hall at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13th – 16th, booth C12435.

ALTASENS’ AL-CM460 Camera Module – This small yet versatile device delivers full video processing control of industry-standard, ultra-clear UHD 4K video at 60 fps while simultaneously saving to SD card and outputting via Fiber Optic, 4 x 3G-SDI, or HDMI 2.0.  The Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount allows the capture of high-end cinematic imagery with affordable lenses, while the short flange focal distance means most cinema lenses can be adapted for use.  Multiple down-converted formats also offer superior quality video for applications using HD footage.  The AL-CM460 is driven by the powerful AL41410C 4K CMOS image sensor, with 5.2 um pixel pitch for higher sensitivity and lower noise, and captures 4K frames in 12-bit ADC Resolution at up to 72 fps for either UHD 3840 x 2160 or DCI 4096 x 2160 format 4K video.  The sensor’s native 4512 x 3008 resolution can be read at up to 50 fps.  Experience the AL-CM460 – a portable, customizable, and sophisticated solution for all of your production needs!

“Owing to the fruits of extensive collaboration with our parent, JVC Kenwood, and our camera partner, Bradley Engineering, we are thrilled to debut our excellent 4K Image sensor simultaneously with leading edge UHD camera solutions to the broadcast community,”  explained Lester Kozlowski, the company’s founder and CEO.

Ilya Koshkin, Vice President of Business Development at AltaSens (IKoshkin@AltaSens.com), added, “The unmatched versatility of our 4K Camera Module makes it an ideal solution for nearly any application where crystal clear “Beyond HD” video quality and flexible system design are a priority.”

BRADLEY ENGINEERING’s Remote Head 4K System –  The expert designers of specialist and remote controlled cameras from the UK’s Bradley Engineering, Inc. have teamed up with AltaSens to design a complete 4K remote camera system with remote pan, tilt, zoom, focus and iris control – PLUS entire camera video processing control for up to 99 cameras!  Output live UHD 4K 50/60 fps video over a single fiber with conversion to quad 3G-SDI at a rack mount base station for unparalleled broadcast quality – available for sale this Spring!

REALTIME IMMERSION’s Alta-RTI-4K 360° Camera – RTI’s patented cameras, which evolved from systems developed for the U.S. military, have been refined to capture and stream live 360° video at resolutions beyond HD for immersive coverage of news, entertainment, and sports. The RTI-4K integrates AltaSens’ AL-CM460 with RTI’s panoramic optics and streaming technology to offer a superior quality immersive video experience to virtually any connected device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smart TVs.  Stop by AltaSens’ NAB booth to demo some Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles streaming 360° video taken with this exciting new product!

JVC KENWOOD’s GY-LS300 –  A full-featured 4K Super 35 video camera,  JVC’s new GY-LS300 is equipped with AltaSens’ AL41410C sensor and accommodates a wide range of cinema and photographic lenses for high-quality 4K video.

The LS300 will be displayed at AltaSens’ NAB booth as well as  JVC’s Booth, C4314.

Media Contact:
Ilya Koshkin
Vice President of Business Development
(818) 338-9425
ikoshkin@altasens.com

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Transforming Traditional Healthcare to Virtual Methods

Frost & Sullivan reveals the importance of raising consumer awareness surrounding virtual visits

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — How consumers access healthcare is evolving in the U.S. due to connected healthcare expansion and new options in the delivery of care. As the healthcare system shifts to value-based models, including focal points on wellness and prevention, different settings in the care continuum are growing in importance, especially the home. Over the next five years, virtual visits expect to become a more common occurrence given the rapid expansion in video telemedicine service options. For true advancement, consumer awareness of virtual visits is a critical challenge for all healthcare system stakeholders to overcome.

During the Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum in New York City, the Big Idea Session:  Raising Consumer Awareness of Virtual Visits will be hosted by Frost & Sullivan Healthcare and Life Sciences Research Director Daniel Ruppar (@danielruppar).

Attendees should expect insight on the following:

  • The access to care challenge.
  • Importance of virtual visits and growth ranking in telehealth.
  • Growing consumer awareness.
  • Creating the new world of primary care.

Please join Ruppar at the Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum. To view more information regarding the events please visit, http://bit.ly/19xs1Ys.

“Now is a critical time in the market for virtual visits,” said Ruppar. “All stakeholders must work together to maximize awareness with consumers of this approach, to best expand integration in their lives as a common healthcare option, and further promote the growth of telehealth.”

Ruppar has extensive background in a number of healthcare sectors including digital transformation of healthcare and solutions throughout the continuum of care, including telemedicine and mHealth.

The Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum will be held at the Alexandria Center. The conference will take place on April 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Frost & Sullivan is pleased to partner with the American Heart Association at their upcoming Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

Contact:
Kayla Belcher
Corporate Communications 
P: +1-210-247-2450
E: kayla.belcher@frost.com

http://www.frost.com 

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OneAsia Deploys Appcara’s App360 Appliance PRO for its Cloud Orchestrator

OneAsia’s Cloud Orchestrator accelerates enterprises’ application to the cloud

HONG KONG, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OneAsia, the leading IT services, cloud solutions and data centers services provider in Asia, today announced that it has deployed Appcara’s App360 Appliance PRO, the state-of-the-art multi-cloud and application automation solution, into OneAsia’s data centers to offer Cloud Orchestrator solutions across Asia .

Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management system that allows enterprises to move applications into a virtualised infrastructure. Charles Lee, Founder & CEO of OneAsia said, “The Cloud Orchestrator, which is the key enabler for OneAsia’s latest offer OneCloud, seamlessly extends the traditional onsite IT infrastructure into the cloud. This allows enterprises to rapidly deploy, efficiently manage and simplify the migration of applications into the cloud. This is a guaranteed end-to-end service to our customers.” Cloud Orchestrator’s end-to-end cloud management offers standardised provisioning, on-going support and maintenance and application migration for businesses.

The key advantages of OneAsia’s Cloud Orchestrator include:

  • Speedup virtualised infrastructure for server connectivity, VM, OS and Apps
  • Standardised user and administration experience
  • Carrier neutral connectivity
  • Cloud and Hypervisor Neutral
  • Centralised patch management at all layers

With OneAsia’s trans-Pacific networks, world-class data centers and cloud services, OneAsia’s Cloud Orchestrator offers enterprises tremendous flexibility and simplicity in migrating the business critical application workloads into the cloud.

OneAsia will have a physical presence to demonstrate Cloud Orchestrator at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 on 8-9 April, 2015. The booth will be located at booth #716 at the Sheraton Futian Shenzhen (Fuhua Rd, Futian District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518048).

About OneAsia

OneAsia offers a full range of cloud computing solutions and data centre services, from infrastructure, platform to application software, aiming to help clients to manage its IT budget and resources effectively in meeting core business needs. OneAsia’s top-tier rated data centres are located across Asia to keep its customers connected from anywhere in the world with consistent levels of quality, security and services. OneAsia is at the forefront of the industry with extensive infrastructure coverage in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

For more information, please visit www.oneAs1a.com

For media enquiry, please contact:
Maggie Sun
Email: maggiesun@oneas1a.com
Tel: +852 3979 3900

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Conax demonstrating next generation multi-DRM offering and new joint partner solution at NAB 2015

– Spotlighting demonstrations of new cutting-edge multi-DRM capabilities in Conax Contego™ and Conax Xtend Multiscreen already deployed in the market

– At NABShow, service and content protection provider Conax will announce how it plans to strengthen its IPTV offering placing the company ahead of rival solutions

– Co-exhibitor and sister company NAGRA will demo its studio-endorsed anyCAST PRM solution for the protection of content delivered OTT or via the home network

LAS VEGAS, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NABShow 2015 — Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital TV and entertainment services via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, today announced its participation at the NAB Show 2015, April 13th – 16th, Las Vegas. At NAB, Conax will launch next generation multi-DRM solution in flagship security hub Conax Contego™, supporting Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady, Conax OTT Access and NAGRA anyCAST PRM. Together with strategic business partners the security provider will feature real life demonstrations spotlighting implementation of the new joint solution at a live multiscreen customer. In addition, at an event at Conax Stand SU8517, Monday, April 13th, 4 pm at NABShow Conax will also announce how it plans to strengthen its IPTV offering including technology it believes will position the company ahead of rivals in the IPTV security space.

– “Supporting multiple DRM technologies is essential to reach all required devices for a TV everywhere service. Conax Contego™ supports PlayReady, Widevine, NAGRA anyCAST PRM and Conax OTT Access, with Common Encryption (CENC) for a simplified and cost-effective workflow. This ensures a unified configuration of DRM with consistent business rules across devices and networks from STBs, Smart TVs, Tablets, Phones, Gaming consoles and PC browsers,” states Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Marketing, Conax. “At NAB, Conax will provide demonstrations based on a live customer illustrating how along with our strategic partners Conax solves the latest challenges for our customers by building, highly efficient solutions both for the end-user and the operator.”

-“Conax will also talk about the latest product portfolio advancements resulting from co-development efforts between sister companies in the Kudelski Group – the leading provider of content security solutions worldwide – and the multitude of benefits for our customers in all regions.”

Conax, Kudelski Group and NAGRA
Conax will be co-exhibiting with sister company NAGRA at NAB Stand SU8517. At the NAB stand, NAGRA will feature its advanced NAGRA anyCAST PRM solution as implemented in DISH Network’s DISH Anywhere multiscreen service for PCs, Android and iOS devices.

Conax Launch & Celebration @NABShow: 4 – 6 pm, April 13th, Stand SU8517
Conax customers, partners and the media are invited to join in celebrating Conax latest multi-DRM news. Conax will also share its newest blueprint for Kudelski cross-technology advancements – followed by networking and a launch party.

At NAB’s Connected Media IP Panel Debate: “Content Security – Protecting Your Assets”
Tom Jahr, EVP Products and Marketing at Conax will speak alongside Christopher Schouten, Senior Director of Product Marketing at NAGRA, as part of the Connected Media exhibit at NAB. Panelists will address a variety of hot topics affecting content protection and the pay-TV industry.
Details: Wednesday, April 15th at 11:30 -12:00 (CM|IP Pavilion, North Hall)

Using Conax’ truly modular approach to a hybrid multiscreen offering, Conax Contego™ unified security hub supports all major distribution technologies and formats including UHD/4K, seamlessly supporting smart cards, cardless and advanced OTT services from a single unified back-end and designed to support operators of any size; small, medium and large, broadcast and broadband. Conax GO Live™ is the new entry-level, targeted solution for pay-TV operators looking to provide streaming of live channels to iOS and Android devices.

About Conax
A part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), Conax is a leading global specialist around the total service protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and connected devices. Conax provides telcos, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial and broadband operations with the innovative, flagship Conax Contego™ family of flexible and cost-efficient solutions to deliver premium content securely and enable operators with easy access to the OTT multiscreen arena. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, ISO 9001 & 27001 certified Conax technology enables secure content revenues for 400 operators in 85 countries globally. For more information, please visit www.conax.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Conax media contact
Leslie Johnsen
Head of Public Relations & Communications, Conax
Mob: +47-41-45-80-43
Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com

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Frost & Sullivan: Convergence Can Provide New Growth Opportunities for Companies

BANGKOK, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan today hosted the 2015 Growth, Innovation & Leadership summit in Bangkok, discussing Convergence of industries and digital transformation of the Thai economy

Koh Eng Lok, Country Head, Thailand at Frost & Sullivan said that connectivity will accelerate the convergence of industries, products, technologies and competition.

He added that companies need to understand how convergence has provided and will continue to provide opportunities in the future.

Koh said that companies are beginning to understand the importance of convergence. “Many companies such as Google are moving out of their traditional business areas to form new partnerships and new solutions. Customers are not interested in silo based apps or services anymore,” he added.

He also said that Thai companies should explore opportunities in convergence to tap new growth as customers are now demanding holistic, end-to-end solutions of their connected life. “We foresee a lot more partnerships between energy, security, IT, healthcare, automotive and other sectors,” he added. 

Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan delivered a GIL Special Presentation on Convergence – The Game Changing Visionary Future.

Yuttasart Nitipaichit, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President at CAT Telecom Public Company Limited gave the keynote address on Digital Convergence – A Key Factor for Thai Digital Economy.

Frost & Sullivan analysts also provided insights on affordable and accessible healthcare, mega trends in the global food and beverages industry and autonomous cars, big data and connected mobility business models.

The panelists at the Industry Leaders’ Visionary Perspectives session, who shared their views on how they shaped their companies in the highly innovative and turbulent market environment were Supawan Teerawat, Vice President & CMO, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Office of the Prime Minister, Wijit Nimitrwanich, Acting Director of Transport and Traffic Systems Development Division and Transport Technical Officer, Advisory Level, Dr. Piyapan Tayanithi, Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank Public Co. Ltd, Ping na Thalang, Vice President, Corporate Safety Department & Chief Strategy Adviser, Bangkok Airways PLC and Dr. Agachai Sumalee, Director Smart City Research Center, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

CAT Telecom Public Company Limited is the Platinum Sponsor while NEC is the Gold Sponsor for the summit. Media partners are Asia Pacific Biotech News, Developing Telecoms, EMIS, Thailand Oil & Gas Today, Asia Research News and Thailand Business News

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? Contact us: Start the discussion

Media Contact:
Sasikarn Watthanachan
Corporate Communications, Thailand
P: +66-2-637-7414
E: sasikarn.watt@frost.com

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Following recent successes, Tech in Asia Singapore 2015 ready to break new records

SINGAPORE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Following the success of Tech in Asia conferences in Singapore, Tokyo, and then Jakarta in 2014 – the most recent of which saw a record-breaking 2,202 participants – Tech in Asia announced the 9th edition of our signature event in Singapore. Due to be held on May 6 and 7 this year, Tech in Asia Singapore 2015 promises to be bigger, better, and crazier than ever, with more than 2,500 international attendees, popular initiatives like Speed Dating, Arena, and new ones like Investor Lounge and Night Crawl.

The conference’s numbers have grown significantly since the first Tech in Asia conference back in 2012. From hosting 870 delegates in 2012 to 1,498 in 2014; from showcasing 70 product-ready startups, to over 100.

Tech in Asia Singapore 2015 will be held at the award-winning Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, with several new initiatives launched. First up is the newly revamped Bootstrap Alley – a fan favorite of startups and investors. Startups can now exhibit with a booth for free – but only for one day. Each exhibiting startup at the Bootstrap Alley is curated from a list of applicants from all over Asia. Tech in Asia expects to showcase over 250 exciting startups this time round – more than twice the number that exhibited at Jakarta.

The Bootstrap Alley will also feature 10 startup winners from the brand new month-long Tech in Asia Tour that was held in March, with pit stops in Jakarta, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangalore. The startup winner from each tour leg has won free flights, accommodation, startup passes, and an exhibiting booth at Bootstrap Alley.

There is also a brand-new Night Crawl segment – which will feature a mix of open and closed-door parties – that gives attendees the opportunity to network with other conference attendees over drinks from 6pm till 12 midnight, on both nights of the conference. To complement that, private networking app Jublia will be brought in again to help attendees maximize their time and connect with the right people at the conference.

A new space called the Investor Lounge will be set aside for investors to take refuge from the hustle and bustle of the conference, or to conduct private conversations with the next Alibaba or Tokopedia.

The highlight of the Tech in Asia conferences, the Arena, where startups battle it out for bragging rights, now has an increased cash prize of US$15,000.

There will also be the usual mainstays of the conference – fantastic content from world-renowned speakers at our Main Stage and Kickstart Stage, face-to-face meetings with investors and top tech firms at the Startup Investor Speed Dating and Office Hours, and opportunities to meet international media for coverage at Meet The Media. Currently, the list of confirmed speakers includes Kevin Hale (Y Combinator), Ray Chan (9GAG), Anthony Tan (GrabTaxi), Khailee Ng (500 Startups), and Steven Leonard (IDA, Singapore).

“Given the last record-breaking turnout at our Jakarta edition of Tech in Asia, and the line-up of new initiatives, I fully expect Tech in Asia Singapore 2015 to smash more records,” says Andrew Wang, Tech in Asia‘s head of business development and events.

About Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering news, we’ve bonded together under one goal – to create a great Asia-focused tech news site to tell the world about the wonderful things that are happening here.

About Tech in Asia Conference

Tech in Asia Conference is Tech in Asia‘s signature 2-day conference held tri-annually in Singapore, Tokyo, and Jakarta. It is also one of Asia’s largest conferences organized for entrepreneurs, investors, media, and friends in the technology and startup community across the region. Previous speakers include executives from Alibaba, Twitter, Airbnb, Tencent, DeNA, Rocket Internet, Rakuten, GREE, MOL, Cyberagent Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and more.

Media Contacts
Emily Goh
Events Director, APAC
Email: emily@techinasia.com

Valeri Inting
Business Development Executive
Email: valeri@techinasia.com

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