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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

ICT Happenings Week 2 of Sep 2014

News for Week 5 of Aug 2014.
  • PR - Sep 12, 2014 - KAONMEDIA Selects Axiros for Device and QoS/QoE Management
  • PR - Sep 11, 2014 - Easy-to-use vision sensor kit from RS Components enables high-speed part inspection
  • PR - Sep 11, 2014 - Mobile Video Calling Now Available With Viber
  • PR - Sep 11, 2014 - MSTB’s Lab Gets Internationally-Recognised Accreditation
  • PR - Sep 9, 2014 - TIBCO Announces its New Marketing Application Built to Optimize Consumer Engagement
  • Ovum - Sep 8, 2014 - iPhone 6 creating excitement around NFC capabilities
  • PR - Sep 8, 2014 - Thoughtbuzz Leads the charge with new cross-platform social media analytics and management platform
  • PR - Sep 5, 2014 - DKSH and Roland Berger release the fourth Global Market Expansion Services report on digitization
  • PR - Sep 2, 2014 - Ministry of Education named VMware Innovation Awards Winner 2014
  • PR - Sep 4, 2014 - MDeC and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Global Startup Labs Malaysia 2014 closes on a high
  • PR - SG - Sep 4, 2014 - Tata Comm. Challenge to create a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team Global Scrapbook
  • PR - Germany - Sep 3, 2014 - China's Yeastar Selects Axiros for its Service Provider Infrastructure Device Management and Provisioning
  • PR - Sep 3, 2014 - Seedstars World is coming to Kuala Lumpur to find the best startup
  • PR - Sep 3, 2014 - Compact video inspection camera from RS Components enables faulty equipment diagnosis and accurate inspection in hard to reach locations
  • PR - Sep 2, 2014 - AMD Launches AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics
  • PR - Sep 1, 2014 - Aspect Software’s Cloud-Optimized Unified IP 7.3 Offers New Compliance Features, Greater TCO



PR - Sep 12, 2014 - KAONMEDIA Selects Axiros for Device and QoS/QoE Management

Today at IBC2014 Amsterdam, Axiros, the technology leader in open device management solutions for service providers and enterprises, announced a strategic cooperation with KAONMEDIA (KAON), a leading manufacturer of set-top boxes (STBs), Gigabit AP routers and range extenders, DOCSIS residential gateways, and other products for the connected home. The two companies will work together to integrate Axiros' Open Device Management architecture with sophisticated QoS/QoE analytics into KAON's connected home solutions for the global service provider market.
  • Together the companies' solution offers many significant features and benefits, including:
  • QoS/QoE: Analytics tools for quality of service management and control
  • State-of-the-art video and connectivity solutions for the home
  • Cloud platform, TR-069 based auto provisioning and device management system
  • Optimized troubleshooting tools for quick problem detection and Resolution
  • Self care portals and applications
  • Improved time-to-market of innovative services for service providers

PR - Sep 11, 2014 - Easy-to-use vision sensor kit from RS Components enables high-speed part inspection

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has announced exclusive availability of a new vision sensor inspection kit that enables the user to perform high-speed part inspection and quality assurance across diverse applications, such as sorting systems, assembly verification, alignment and rotation checking, and size and shape inspection.

Key features of the Inspector I20 include:High speed part inspection and robust pattern match algorithm to locate object independent of position, rotation and scale.

PR - Sep 11, 2014 - Mobile Video Calling Now Available With Viber

Viber,the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, today announced the release of Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, along with new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. Viber 5.0 delivers some powerful new features and enhancements, including the ability to make video calls from your phone.

In addition to video calls, Viber 5.0 includes a number of OS specific enhancements in both its iOS and Android versions as well as additional improvements to its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X with new and improved design and bug fixes among others.

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PR - Sep 11, 2014 - MSTB’s Lab Gets Internationally-Recognised Accreditation

The Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) hits another milestone as its laboratory obtains the accreditation under the international standards for testing and calibration laboratories. Specifically, the MS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is for the certification laboratory, internally referred to the System Laboratory, which undertakes the task of testing and evaluating software under the Quality Software (QS) Product Certification scheme.

(L-R:) Mastura Abu Samah, President,MSTB;
Shaharul Sadri Alwi,Standards Malaysia,Director of Accreditation


Standards Malaysia officially handed over the accreditation certificate today, in conjunction SOFTEC 2014, a conference on software testing organised annually by MSTB. At the ceremony, Standards Malaysia was represented by its Director of Accreditation, Shaharul Sadri Alwi, while MSTB was represented by its President Mastura Abu Samah.

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PR - Sep 9, 2014 - TIBCO Announces its New Marketing Application Built to Optimize Consumer Engagement

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, has announced a brand new product today, TIBCO Engage™.

TIBCO Engage™ aims to expand into marketing technology while leveraging TIBCO's core strength, which is integrating technology and gaining insights from real-time information. TIBCO's core business revolves around messaging and the company has built that technology into its enterprise social networking.

By leveraging the Fast Data platform, TIBCO Engage™ can help enterprises deliver:
  • Personalisation – through a deeper understanding of customer's behavioural patterns and preferences to offer a more tailored customer experience.
  • Timeliness – offer relevant content to customers in real time and analyse historical data to predict interests or risks.

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Ovum - Sep 8, 2014 - iPhone 6 creating excitement around NFC capabilities

It makes total sense for Apple to launch a payments service with the release of the iPhone 6, a move that will have a positive but also disruptive effect on the mobile payments market, particularly for mobile operators. Apple has been putting the pieces in place for a fully-fledged m-payments service for some time: Passbook, Touch ID biometrics, the iBeacon feature in iOS 7, the EasyPay feature in the Apple App Store application. It also has 800 million iTunes accounts on file, which is a huge base to leverage for m-payments and is potentially a significant revenue opportunity for Apple. It would also be logical for Apple to bring NFC into the m-payments equation. If Apple is forming alliances with major card schemes and riding on contactless rails then embracing NFC is a pragmatic move. We would expect Apple to prove highly effective at marketing NFC to consumers, creating awareness and excitement around NFC capabilities in a way others have so far failed to do. This is turn could help ignite merchant interest in NFC, that so far has remained cool due to lack of consumer uptake

“Ovum would expect Apple to prove highly effective at marketing NFC to consumers, creating awareness and excitement around NFC capabilities in a way others have so far failed to do. This is turn could help ignite merchant interest in NFC, that so far has remained cool due to lack of consumer uptake,” said Eden Zoller, Principal Analyst, Consumer at Ovum.

PR - Sep 8, 2014 - Thoughtbuzz Leads the charge with new cross-platform social media analytics and management platform

Today, ThoughtBuzz, the analytics arm of TO THE NEW, launched a unified social media management and analytics platform for brands and enterprises.

The platform is aimed at helps businesses to monitor, engage and identify influencers across all major social media platforms, namely Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

This self-serve product compliments ThoughtBuzz’s enterprise grade OmnioG solution, which was launched in April this year.

Some key features include:
  • Influencer identification
  • Cross platform analytics
  • Competitor benchmarking
  • Content performance
  • Instagram and Twitter analytics

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PR - Sep 2, 2014 - Ministry of Education named VMware Innovation Awards Winner 2014

Malaysia’s Ministry of Education was recognized for “Transforming IT by Defying Convention” with its deployment of 25,000 virtual desktops at 1,250 schools across the country with VMware Horizon™ and Teradici PCoIP Zero Client devices as part of a national effort to modernize education and bridge the urban-rural digital divide. This nationwide effort driven by Teradici alongside VMware and Bitara Induk (leading systems integrator) is part of the Malaysia Education Blueprint, 2013-2025.

The investment in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology has given school children access to high-quality computing and digital education resources – regardless of location, connectivity or end-user device is set to impact lives of six million students at 10,000 schools. As of March 2014, students, teachers and administrators gained access to desktops, applications and data using virtual desktop infrastructure.

On Aug 27, 2014, VMWare made similar announcement.

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PR - Sep 5, 2014 - DKSH and Roland Berger release the fourth Global Market Expansion Services report on digitization

The digitization trend has become a key driver of growth for Market Expansion Services (MES) providers, according to Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and DKSH’s fourth Global Market Expansion Services report.

According to Roland Berger’s independent research, the global MES volume grew up to USD 2.7 trillion in 2013. This growth dynamic is expected to continue until 2018, when the forecast volume will stand at USD 3.8 trillion with an average annual growth of 7.4%.

(L-R:) Chanchai Tanatkatrakul, Project Manager of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants; Michael Warren, Vice President of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and John Clare, Head of Country Management & Group Finance Director of DKSH Malaysia sharing with the media about digitization to drive growth for businesses.

The new report focuses on digitization, the transformation of business processes through digital technologies and how it is impacting corporate business models. Digitization is moving up the agenda on companies' list of business priorities and the report forecasts 450 billion of B2B and B2C daily business transactions on the internet in 2020.

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PR - Sep 4, 2014 - MDeC and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Global Startup Labs Malaysia 2014 closes on a high

Global Startups Lab Malaysia 2014, a partnership between the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Global Startup Labs and the Entrepreneurship unit within the Ministry of Education (MoE) ended their seven-week programme recently to resounding success.

Global Startups Lab Malaysia 2014 participants

LeadAlways Technology, which comprised a team of students from various local universities was awarded ‘Best Prototype’ with their startup idea Feeion, a fitness application that allow teenagers and working adults to be motivated to exercise through raising a virtual pet. The virtual pet reflects its user’s body size and health status. The Best Project Presentation Award was awarded to team SimpleBox Lab with their mobile application ShopINS while the ‘Most Promising Project’ was won by team Running Bus with their idea of a mobile application that reduces students’ waiting time for campus buses by notifying them when a bus is about to reach the bus stop. It also allows students to view live coordinates, estimated arrival time and capacity of campus buses that are installed with a GPS tracker within.

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PR - SG - Sep 4, 2014 - Tata Comm. Challenge to create a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team Global Scrapbook

Tata Communications today confirmed the details of the second technology challenge intended to harness global brainpower in the USD $50,000 initiative set against the white heat of connectivity innovation that defines Formula 1® racing.

The detail announced today in the lead-up to the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2014, is to create a global digital scrapbook to celebrate the richness and diversity of ‘The Silver Arrows’ extensive history in the sport.

The Global Scrapbook Challenge is intended to create and sustain a virtual ‘museum’ as an engaging online treasury of anecdote, recollection and intrigue that will attract both browsing visitors as much as the broadest range of contributions from fans of the sport.

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PR - Germany - Sep 3, 2014 - China's Yeastar Selects Axiros for its Service Provider Infrastructure Device Management and Provisioning

Axiros, the technology leader in device management solutions for telecommunications, IoT and M2M markets, today announced that Yeastar, a leading designer and manufacturer of IP communications products and IP video surveillance products, has selected Axiros' AXACT Embedded TR-069 Client as its tool of choice to allow its applications to be seamlessly integrated into service provider management infrastructure. This means that telcos and service providers can choose Yeastar IP-PBX, VoIP gateways, and IP video surveillance products and be confident that the products will (plug-and-play) interoperate with the existing telco infrastructure for device management and provisioning functionality.

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PR - Sep 3, 2014 - Seedstars World is coming to Kuala Lumpur to find the best startup

Seedstars World (SSW) will make its debut in Malaysia on September 9th 2014 continuing on its journey to emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland and founded by Alisee de Tonnac and Pierre-Alain Masson, the competition is supported by the venture builder Seedstars SA. After a first successful edition in 2013 across 20 cities, SSW expanded its competition massively to more than 30 countries. Regional winners are invited back to Geneva to pitch for an equity investment of up to USD 500,000 in February, 2015. The regional events feature up to 20 startups who must prove their worth in six minutes of pitching time and withstand the questions from a local jury of experts, and a Seedstars World representative.

MAD Incubator’s Startup Hub in Putrajaya is hosting the event, with further support provided by Digital Malaysia and MSC Malaysia.

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PR - Sep 3, 2014 - Compact video inspection camera from RS Components enables faulty equipment diagnosis and accurate inspection in hard to reach locations

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of a new RS branded professional-quality digital camera that enables electricians and maintenance professionals to quickly achieve high-accuracy inspections in difficult to reach locations to check equipment and cables for corrosion, leaks, damage, broken parts or blockages.


Ergonomically designed, the camera is simple to use and features a jog switch and trigger key for easy control. The product is also designed for single-handed operation (left- or right-handed), thereby leaving a free hand to guide the probe camera. Product accessories include attachments such as a mirror, hook and magnet.

PR - Sep 2, 2014 - AMD Launches AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics

AMD today launched the AMD Radeon™ R9 285 graphics card, serving as the newest desktop GPU in the award-winning AMD Radeon R9 series graphics family.

The Radeon R9 285 graphics card brings the robust feature set of AMD’s Radeon™ R9 290 series graphics, like support for Project FreeSync and AMD TrueAudio technology, to even more gamers. The AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card has been designed to run the most demanding games with ultimate settings at 1080p and beyond.

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PR - Sep 1, 2014 - Aspect Software’s Cloud-Optimized Unified IP 7.3 Offers New Compliance Features, Greater TCO

Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated customer interaction management, workforce optimization, back-office and award-winning cloud solutions, has announced the launch of Aspect® Unified IP® 7.3, a feature-rich customer contact solution that simplifies and flexibly manages omni-channel interactions.

Codenamed Mako Shark, Unified IP (UIP) 7.3 improves upon its predecessor by offering:
  1. greater cloud-optimized deployment options,
  2. new proactive outreach compliance capabilities and
  3. tighter integration with Aspect’s social media interaction solution, ultimately providing a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than previous iterations.

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