ActiveOps Releases ‘Automation Ready’ Workware™ v6 and Workware™ Mobile

READING, England, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Responding to the demand for a blended and optimized back office workforce

ActiveOps Ltd, a leader in back office workforce optimization announces the release of Workware™ v6, a leading cloud-based back office workforce optimization application, including support for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and a new mobile application.

First released in 2005, Workware supports leading service organizations in more than 37 countries, delivering sustainable improvements in back office operations, performance management, forecasting and capacity planning.

Consisting of two modules, Data Insights and Planning Insights, Workware v6 is ‚automation ready’, including mobile support, a fresh new user interface, streamlined navigation, improved analytics, support for Lean initiatives, enhanced dashboards and a new range of management reports.

Quick to install, the Workware Data Insights module provides in-depth, real-time insights, including productivity and utilization of individuals, robots, teams and departments, variation from standard unit times, and SLAs. Volume data is automatically captured from existing applications (CRM, BPM, ECM, etc.) and recorded for manual processes, with time information from all sources.

The granularity and accuracy of the information gathered allows operations managers to determine where time is spent on core and non-core work, identifying where spare capacity exists. This data is key to those embarking on an RPA project to avoid automating inefficiencies prior to implementation, while highlighting which tasks and processes would be best suited to be undertaken by robots.

Workware Planning Insights uses historical data to build and test forecast and capacity plans, robotic and business process improvements, and individual, team, training, coaching and mentoring opportunities. The combination of RPA scheduling and other operational performance data enables leaders to manage a blended workforce. The result is the ability to manage actively, improve employee engagement and collaboration through transparent, comprehensive and actionable data.

Workware mobile provides a single, real-time view of all operations from any Android or iOS mobile device. With Workware mobile, managers can respond quickly to variances and changes in forecasts, workloads or resources.

„The release of Workware v6 marks a significant stage in the evolution of the ActiveOps solution,” explains Paul Moroney, CPO. „Workware has evolved from a software tool designed to support our accredited AOM (Active Operations Management) method, to become a cloud-based repository of key operational information that is otherwise not available in a decision useful, accessible and timely way.

Workware complements rather than replaces existing BPM, workflow, ERP or other operations systems to provide a single view of work and capacity across all operations.

With many forecasts predicting the effect of RPA, little has been written about the planning or coexistence of robots and existing operations teams. Embracing RPA is a natural evolution for ActiveOps as, quite simply, robots will be more effective if their work is planned for, capacity scheduled and performance monitored. The operations environment needs to stay in balance, whilst the benefits from RPA need to be quantified and realised.

Using Workware together with the AOM Method, team leaders and operations managers are trained to consistently manage actual and planned performance, collaborate across organisational boundaries, release latent capacity in their teams, drive operations efficiency, improve quality and meet SLAs.

Team members gain access to effective performance information which helps leaders provide balanced feedback resulting in improved employee engagement, wellbeing and performance.”

About ActiveOps 

ActiveOps – Manage Differently​

Since 2005, ActiveOps has been enabling organizations to improve their operational efficiency by helping managers and teams deliver their best possible performance.

ActiveOps provides cloud-based software and services to meet the increasing market demand for back office workforce optimization.

Workware™, our cloud-based software, is purpose-built for the back office to quantify work and time, manage capacity and measure productivity for people and robots. It enables capacity to be optimized, reducing costs and improving service delivery across diverse and complex back office operations.

The Active Operations Management (AOM™) method enables teams to collaborate and sustain higher performance through a consistent management framework. Better communication and improved control results in higher staff engagement and well-being.

ActiveOps operates across the globe from offices in the UK, Australia, India, South Africa and North America supporting back office and shared service operations in financial services, shared service centers, government organizations and Business Process Outsourcers (BPOs).

Full details and overview of Workware 6, Workware Mobile and RPA Support can be found at activeops.com

Contact
Zoe Rogers
Phone: +44-(0)-1189-075-047
Email: enquiries@activeops.com
Address: Forbury Court, 12 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1SB, UK

activeops.com

SOURCE ActiveOps

ActiveOps Releases ‘Automation Ready’ Workware™ v6 and Workware™ Mobile

READING, England, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Responding to the demand for a blended and optimized back office workforce

ActiveOps Ltd, a leader in back office workforce optimization announces the release of Workware™ v6, a leading cloud-based back office workforce optimization application, including support for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and a new mobile application.

First released in 2005, Workware supports leading service organizations in more than 37 countries, delivering sustainable improvements in back office operations, performance management, forecasting and capacity planning.

Consisting of two modules, Data Insights and Planning Insights, Workware v6 is ‚automation ready’, including mobile support, a fresh new user interface, streamlined navigation, improved analytics, support for Lean initiatives, enhanced dashboards and a new range of management reports.

Quick to install, the Workware Data Insights module provides in-depth, real-time insights, including productivity and utilization of individuals, robots, teams and departments, variation from standard unit times, and SLAs. Volume data is automatically captured from existing applications (CRM, BPM, ECM, etc.) and recorded for manual processes, with time information from all sources.

The granularity and accuracy of the information gathered allows operations managers to determine where time is spent on core and non-core work, identifying where spare capacity exists. This data is key to those embarking on an RPA project to avoid automating inefficiencies prior to implementation, while highlighting which tasks and processes would be best suited to be undertaken by robots.

Workware Planning Insights uses historical data to build and test forecast and capacity plans, robotic and business process improvements, and individual, team, training, coaching and mentoring opportunities. The combination of RPA scheduling and other operational performance data enables leaders to manage a blended workforce. The result is the ability to manage actively, improve employee engagement and collaboration through transparent, comprehensive and actionable data.

Workware mobile provides a single, real-time view of all operations from any Android or iOS mobile device. With Workware mobile, managers can respond quickly to variances and changes in forecasts, workloads or resources.

„The release of Workware v6 marks a significant stage in the evolution of the ActiveOps solution,” explains Paul Moroney, CPO. „Workware has evolved from a software tool designed to support our accredited AOM (Active Operations Management) method, to become a cloud-based repository of key operational information that is otherwise not available in a decision useful, accessible and timely way.

Workware complements rather than replaces existing BPM, workflow, ERP or other operations systems to provide a single view of work and capacity across all operations.

With many forecasts predicting the effect of RPA, little has been written about the planning or coexistence of robots and existing operations teams. Embracing RPA is a natural evolution for ActiveOps as, quite simply, robots will be more effective if their work is planned for, capacity scheduled and performance monitored. The operations environment needs to stay in balance, whilst the benefits from RPA need to be quantified and realised.

Using Workware together with the AOM Method, team leaders and operations managers are trained to consistently manage actual and planned performance, collaborate across organisational boundaries, release latent capacity in their teams, drive operations efficiency, improve quality and meet SLAs.

Team members gain access to effective performance information which helps leaders provide balanced feedback resulting in improved employee engagement, wellbeing and performance.”

About ActiveOps 

ActiveOps – Manage Differently​

Since 2005, ActiveOps has been enabling organizations to improve their operational efficiency by helping managers and teams deliver their best possible performance.

ActiveOps provides cloud-based software and services to meet the increasing market demand for back office workforce optimization.

Workware™, our cloud-based software, is purpose-built for the back office to quantify work and time, manage capacity and measure productivity for people and robots. It enables capacity to be optimized, reducing costs and improving service delivery across diverse and complex back office operations.

The Active Operations Management (AOM™) method enables teams to collaborate and sustain higher performance through a consistent management framework. Better communication and improved control results in higher staff engagement and well-being.

ActiveOps operates across the globe from offices in the UK, Australia, India, South Africa and North America supporting back office and shared service operations in financial services, shared service centers, government organizations and Business Process Outsourcers (BPOs).

Full details and overview of Workware 6, Workware Mobile and RPA Support can be found at activeops.com

Contact
Zoe Rogers
Phone: +44-(0)-1189-075-047
Email: enquiries@activeops.com
Address: Forbury Court, 12 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1SB, UK

activeops.com

SOURCE ActiveOps

IMD Business School Launches a New Series of Programs on Digital Business Transformation

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Following the success of IMD’s Digital Transformation program, IMD today releases the new Digital Business Acceleration Series which will include Digital Bootcamp, Digital Strategy, Digital Leadership, and Digital Execution. These four new programs will provide an introduction to today’s most disruptive technologies and they will be launched during 2017. Additional programs on digital analytics and finance are to come in 2018. 

The pace of digital transformation continues to speed up dramatically. No industries have been left untouched any many businesses risk being left behind. In order to address this, IMD’s new series of short programs (2.5 days) on digital business transformation aim to boost business leaders and senior managers’ digital skills and create new value for their companies.

„These courses are meant to take executives on a learning journey through the digital landscape,” says IMD Professor Misiek Piskorski, Director of the Series. „Whether executives are new to digital, changing responsibilities, experienced in digital or are already undergoing transformation, there are courses for everyone.”

The digital acceleration series programs will be held as several 2.5 day sessions throughout the year and can be taken as part of a journey to explore numerous areas of today’s digital business landscape.

As a response to the digital threats and opportunities that have arisen from the profound affect technology is having on the business world, IMD previously launched Leading Digital Business Transformation. These programs also add to IMD’s already robust offering of programs focused on doing business in today’s increasingly digital world including Digital Supply Chain Management, Digital Marketing Strategies and Digital Disruption (online-based).

About IMD

IMD is a top-ranked business school, expert in developing leaders, transforming organizations and creating immediate and long-term positive impact. IMD is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Singapore. IMD is also home to the Digital Business Transformation Center, an IMD and Cisco Initiative. www.imd.org

Media Contact:

Alessandro Sofia – IMD Business School
+41-21-618-06-36 
Alessandro.sofia@imd.org

SOURCE IMD

AUO Unveils Ultra High Resolution, Slim and Narrow Border LTPS LCDs for Exciting Smart Mobile Life

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AU Optronics Corp. („AUO” or the „Company”) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced that numerous types of innovative mobile displays and technologies will be presented at SID’s Display Week 2017 in Los Angeles from May 23 to 25, shaping the future of smart living.

Exhibition highlights include a complete portfolio of LTPS LCDs for notebook PC, with UHD 4K ultra high resolution, ultra narrow border, and low power consumption. For AMOLED, AUO will demonstrate world’s first 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch true circle AMOLED(*) smartwatch displays and 5-inch foldable touch AMOLED for future wearable or phablet applications. A new suite of ultra high resolution, free-form, and curved automotive displays, and 15.6 to 35-inch LCDs for gaming displays incorporating high resolution, ultra high refresh rate as well as bezel-less and curved design will also be showcased.

Ultra High Resolution, Narrow Border and Power-saving LTPS LCD Setting New Standard for High Performance Notebooks

AUO led the industry in mass producing UHD 4K LTPS LCD for notebook PCs(*), and will demonstrate a stellar lineup of notebook PC LCDs at this year’s Display Week highlighting ultra narrow border and power-saving features, realizing the full potential of LTPS technology. Both 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch UHD 4K LTPS LCDs adopt a new MUX (multiplexer) design, which effectively reduces the width of the panel’s bottom border. In particular, 13.3-inch UHD 4K LTPS LCD has a high pixel density of 332 PPI and 1.5 mm-only ultra narrow border to allow much more display active area. At just 2 mm thick, the LTPS LCD reveals an extremely sleek and thin profile.

The 13.3-inch UHD 4K ultra low power LTPS LCD boasts logic power consumption of less than 1 watt, around 40 percent lower than conventional 60 Hz models. The LTPS LCDs are in line with the trend for slimmer and lighter, and more power-saving mobile devices with higher screen-to-body ratio, perfect for professional and hybrid notebook PCs.

Pioneering True Circle AMOLED Displays(*) for Maximum Smartwatch Design Flexibility

In terms of smartwatch applications, AUO owns the industry’s most complete AMOLED product line, with the latest additions being the world’s first 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch high resolution true circle AMOLED displays(*) with high pixel density of 326 PPI. AUO took circular design to the next level by creating slim salient corner on the two displays with the width of merely 2.2 mm and 2.34 mm, respectively. This contributes to a true circle display appearance, lending flexibility for watch brands to be more creative with their designs. Furthermore, both displays use around 30 percent less power than other models in the market, showing impressive power-saving strength.

By administering an enhanced structural design, the 5-inch foldable touch AMOLED allows a folding radius of 4 mm while still delivering HD grade image quality and 95% coverage of the BT.2020 color gamut. In addition, the display has touch sensor and cover film integrated and is still only 0.1 mm thick, creating more inspirations for future wearable or phablet designs.

Advancing High Potency, Curved and Free-form Displays for Modern Smart Cars

Over the years AUO has accumulated profound experience in the making of high-end car displays, for applications ranging from instrument cluster, center information display (CID), in-car entertainment system to rear-view mirror. The 8.9-inch LCD for rear-view mirror comes with a full mirror design, with AHVA wide viewing angle, high brightness, fast response time, and free-form narrow border design, offering a wider field of view to substantially increase driving safety.

For instrument cluster applications, AUO will show 12.3-inch full HD free-form LTPS LCD with AHVA wide viewing angle, narrow module border and low power consumption features. With demand for ultra high contrast ratio next-generation car displays, AUO has developed 12.3-inch full HD AMOLED display with superior features, including ultra high contrast ratio, super fast response time, and high color saturation. The 27-inch full HD panoramic LCD combines two displays to form an all-encompassing and stylish design, meeting the trend for streamlined car interior design.

In terms of advanced technology for center information display (CID), 3.5-inch flexible plastic LCD applies a colorless PI (polyimide) plastic substrate and COG (Chip on Glass) direct bonding, and develops a flexible backlight unit to create a highly flexible display.

Full Range of High Refresh Rate Gaming LCD Panels for Supreme User Experience

AUO has built an impressive product lineup for professional grade gaming monitor and notebook PC. The LCD panels integrate high refresh rate, large-sized display, high resolution, and bezel-less curved design. With application to gaming notebook PCs, AUO presents 15.6-inch and 21-inch AHVA LCD panels with high resolution, high refresh rate and fast response time. Notably, the world’s first 21-inch WFHD (2560×1080) ultra-wide curved LCD(*)  has a high 120Hz refresh rate and 4 ms response time, while 15.6-inch WQHD (2560×1440) LTPS LCD demonstrates 188 PPI ultra high pixel density and equally high 120Hz refresh rate, delivering perfect image quality and motion performance.

During Display Week 2017, AUO Chairman & CEO Mr. Paul SL Peng will deliver a keynote speech titled „The Warring States Era of Display Technologies” on May 23. AUO will also present several conference papers at the oral sessions of Display Week Symposium, with a paper titled „Achieving a Foldable and Durable OLED Display with BT.2020 Color Space Using an Innovative Color-Filter Structure” granted the Distinguished Paper Award. It is hoped that further exchange of ideas can be achieved for more inspirations to power the advancement of display technologies.

* Based on the available market research information as of May 23, 2017.

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http://auo.com/?sn=479&lang=en-US

Any use of photographs must cite the source thereof is from AU Optronics Corporation.

ABOUT AU OPTRONICS

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world’s leading providers of optoelectronic solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 85 inches. Based on its profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in 2008 and provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO currently has global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index from 2010 to 2016. AUO’s consolidated net revenues in 2016 were NT$329.09 billion. For more information, please visit www.AUO.com.

Safe Harbour Notice 

AU Optronics Corp. („AUO” or the „Company”) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a global leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this Release include „forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our management’s expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business strategy. Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of and demand for our products, technological and development risks, competitive factors, and other risks described in the section entitled „Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2017. In addition, our SEC reports, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F contains other information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information we may provide. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events, new information or future circumstances.

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Things Mobile: the First Global Mobile Operator Dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) is Born

MILAN, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Things Mobile to connect millions of devices around the world  – even without Wi-Fi

Things Mobile, the Global Mobile Operator specialized in the Internet of Things, is the stroke of genius of Manuela Zanella who roots a decade-long experience in international roaming and in the TLC market with his companies Zeromobile and ChatSim, the SIM card designed to chat free of charge and without limits with WhatsApp and other Instant Messaging Apps. It is in this project that Zeromobile is the majority shareholders while Angelsim Sarl and Juan de la Coba – the former already investor in ChatSim and the second ChatSim co-founder- are the other main partners.

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Things Mobile is the evolution in field of data exchange:Things Mobile was created with a crucial goal in mind: upgrading the technology of objects connected to the Internet making it more user-friendly, faster and more convenient. Since most devices exchange very few kilobytes, our rate guarantees very low connection costs and no management fees for devices, stresses Manuel Zanella.

The rate plus the unique technical features of the SIM card makes Things Mobile the most affordable, competitive and reliable IoT operator on global markets. It allows connecting and managing IoT products all over the world, with a very competitive rate starting from €0.10/MB in the worlds most important countries. The Things Mobile wireless connection works everywhere, even without Wi-Fi.

The Things Mobile SIM card ensures a data connection with over 50% in savings compared to conventional mobile operators thanks to deals with 250 accredited partners in over 165 countries around the world, providing the best connection, coverage and quality.

It is the new global IoT solution that ensures a wireless connection around the world without initial costs or fixed costs. It works with multi-network connectivity. This innovative SIM card for IoT devices supports customers on all networks: 2G, 3G and 4G LTE

All information on Things Mobile can be found at http://www.thingsmobile.com

https://www.thingsmobile.com/press/things-mobile-is-born

https://www.thingsmobile.com/it/press/nasce-things-mobile

#1 Network of Things

E-mail: press@thingsmobile.com

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Telestax® Launches the RestcommONE Marketplace™

Quickly Launching Their Own CPaaS Offering and Gaining Access To New CPaaS-Enabled Applications Produces A Significant Revenue Opportunity For Service Providers

PALO ALTO, California and PRAGUE, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Telestax® the Restcomm company, today announced its RestcommONE Marketplace™ powered by their proven CPaaS (Communications Platform-as-a-Service) enablement platform, RestcommONE™. Service providers participating in the Marketplace are quickly CPaaS enabled and gain immediate access to available real-time messaging, voice and video applications to sell to their business customers. Service providers now become partners where they profit from a value-based revenue sharing business model that favors themselves, the application vendor and Telestax. Where CPaaS offerings have historically been a single vendor solution that locks partners into their platform, the Marketplace is open to any application and service provider to participate.

The RestcommONE Marketplace offers participating service providers a new business opportunity by providing in demand real-time applications and solutions that are certified and integrated into the RestcommONE Platform. This new CPaaS-enabled computing paradigm blends traditional telecommunications with new enterprise applications to create and deliver real-time communications business solutions that scale.

Today, through the RestcommONE Marketplace, service providers can select SMS-enabled business applications to offer a full choice of rich communications products and services to their existing business customers. Because the service provider becomes their own CPaaS, they benefit from increased margins and keep all traffic on their network. The initial large opportunity for service providers is to SMS enable all of the phone numbers on their network to provide SMS-based products and services. In addition to the available SMS-enabled applications, RestcommONE’s industry leading APIs and robust visual design tool help service providers create revenue generating applications in hours and days.  Telestax is quickly adding real-time voice and video-enabled applications to the Marketplace to offer rich WebRTC applications.

„The business models of the current CPaaS players can often be at odds with their service provider partners. Further, as their customers become successful, the costs associated with moving messages, voice and video traffic through these CPaaS platforms can often scale disproportionately,” said Michael Brandenburg of Frost and Sullivan. „The Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace offers a creative revenue sharing business model that provides high value to business customers while increasing revenue opportunities for application vendors and service providers alike.”

MetTel, Lumin, Ipitimi, Network Intelligence and TeleHealth are among those who are working with Telestax and excited about the prospects the RestcommONE Marketplace offers.

„We are excited to enhance our preeminent communications solutions with RestcommONE’s industry leading real-time communications technology,” said Ed Fox, Vice President of Network Services for MetTel. „As our business customers continue to look to us for over-the-top (OTT) SMS communications, apps and interactions with their end users fueled by artificial Intelligence and other bots, we look to the Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace to enable rapid deployment of these services.”

„We jumped on the SMS/texting movement early by reinventing the success of our popular call center, around SMS. It helps us reach entirely new audiences like the national teen bullying hotline. Teens prefer texting to talking anyway and as a result more victims are willing to reach out. Now we have moved our SMS-enabled call center application to the RestcommONE Marketplace. The process was painless and the opportunity for Service Providers to become distribution partners is incredible,” said Greg Nielsen, CEO of IPitimi.

„Our Marketplace is enabling service providers around the world to quickly offer their own branded CPaaS offering, along with high-value SMS-enabled business applications. It is in the cloud and on par with other CPaaS players. Within a month our service provider partners can be on level playing ground with other CPaaS players in the market and shortly after they can offer their business customers new products and services,” said Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder and CEO of Telestax.

About Telestax

Telestax is quickly becoming the catalyst for bringing real-time communications into the mainstream. Our RestcommONE platform is scalable, highly available and is the only WebRTC platform that supports cloud, on premise and hybrid deployment configurations. RestcommONE is fast becoming the platform of choice for rapidly building enterprise class real-time messaging, voice and video applications. RestcommONE Marketplace connects these new Omnichannel applications with RestcommONE CPaaS-enabled (Communications Platform as a Service) service providers and increases the revenue opportunity for both. The RestcommONE Marketplace is generating a positive disruption in the real-time communications market by changing the way organizations acquire and utilize their business software. Telestax is a privately held global company with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

Media Contact: JoAnn Yamani, 408-781-5719, telestax@luminapr.com

SOURCE Telestax

Telestax® Launches the RestcommONE Marketplace™

Quickly Launching Their Own CPaaS Offering and Gaining Access To New CPaaS-Enabled Applications Produces A Significant Revenue Opportunity For Service Providers

PALO ALTO, California and PRAGUE, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Telestax® the Restcomm company, today announced its RestcommONE Marketplace™ powered by their proven CPaaS (Communications Platform-as-a-Service) enablement platform, RestcommONE™. Service providers participating in the Marketplace are quickly CPaaS enabled and gain immediate access to available real-time messaging, voice and video applications to sell to their business customers. Service providers now become partners where they profit from a value-based revenue sharing business model that favors themselves, the application vendor and Telestax. Where CPaaS offerings have historically been a single vendor solution that locks partners into their platform, the Marketplace is open to any application and service provider to participate.

The RestcommONE Marketplace offers participating service providers a new business opportunity by providing in demand real-time applications and solutions that are certified and integrated into the RestcommONE Platform. This new CPaaS-enabled computing paradigm blends traditional telecommunications with new enterprise applications to create and deliver real-time communications business solutions that scale.

Today, through the RestcommONE Marketplace, service providers can select SMS-enabled business applications to offer a full choice of rich communications products and services to their existing business customers. Because the service provider becomes their own CPaaS, they benefit from increased margins and keep all traffic on their network. The initial large opportunity for service providers is to SMS enable all of the phone numbers on their network to provide SMS-based products and services. In addition to the available SMS-enabled applications, RestcommONE’s industry leading APIs and robust visual design tool help service providers create revenue generating applications in hours and days.  Telestax is quickly adding real-time voice and video-enabled applications to the Marketplace to offer rich WebRTC applications.

„The business models of the current CPaaS players can often be at odds with their service provider partners. Further, as their customers become successful, the costs associated with moving messages, voice and video traffic through these CPaaS platforms can often scale disproportionately,” said Michael Brandenburg of Frost and Sullivan. „The Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace offers a creative revenue sharing business model that provides high value to business customers while increasing revenue opportunities for application vendors and service providers alike.”

MetTel, Lumin, Ipitimi, Network Intelligence and TeleHealth are among those who are working with Telestax and excited about the prospects the RestcommONE Marketplace offers.

„We are excited to enhance our preeminent communications solutions with RestcommONE’s industry leading real-time communications technology,” said Ed Fox, Vice President of Network Services for MetTel. „As our business customers continue to look to us for over-the-top (OTT) SMS communications, apps and interactions with their end users fueled by artificial Intelligence and other bots, we look to the Telestax RestcommONE Marketplace to enable rapid deployment of these services.”

„We jumped on the SMS/texting movement early by reinventing the success of our popular call center, around SMS. It helps us reach entirely new audiences like the national teen bullying hotline. Teens prefer texting to talking anyway and as a result more victims are willing to reach out. Now we have moved our SMS-enabled call center application to the RestcommONE Marketplace. The process was painless and the opportunity for Service Providers to become distribution partners is incredible,” said Greg Nielsen, CEO of IPitimi.

„Our Marketplace is enabling service providers around the world to quickly offer their own branded CPaaS offering, along with high-value SMS-enabled business applications. It is in the cloud and on par with other CPaaS players. Within a month our service provider partners can be on level playing ground with other CPaaS players in the market and shortly after they can offer their business customers new products and services,” said Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder and CEO of Telestax.

About Telestax

Telestax is quickly becoming the catalyst for bringing real-time communications into the mainstream. Our RestcommONE platform is scalable, highly available and is the only WebRTC platform that supports cloud, on premise and hybrid deployment configurations. RestcommONE is fast becoming the platform of choice for rapidly building enterprise class real-time messaging, voice and video applications. RestcommONE Marketplace connects these new Omnichannel applications with RestcommONE CPaaS-enabled (Communications Platform as a Service) service providers and increases the revenue opportunity for both. The RestcommONE Marketplace is generating a positive disruption in the real-time communications market by changing the way organizations acquire and utilize their business software. Telestax is a privately held global company with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

Media Contact: JoAnn Yamani, 408-781-5719, telestax@luminapr.com

SOURCE Telestax

SonaCare Medical Announces Acceptance of Medicare C-Code application for HIFU Prostate Ablation

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SonaCare Medical, leading developer and manufacturer of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, announces the imminent reimbursement for HIFU prostate tissue ablation with a newly approved C-code.

As the first company to introduce and gain FDA authorization for sale of HIFU prostate tissue ablation in the United States in October of 2015, SonaCare Medical has worked extensively with its partners to obtain a reimbursement code for this minimally-invasive procedure. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently accepted the application for a HIFU C-code, which will go into effect on July 1st of this year.

This HCPCS code C9747, under the ambulatory payment classification (APC) 5376, is specific to the ablation of prostate tissue using transrectally delivered high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and includes image guidance. It will be applicable to procedures performed using Sonablate®, including but not limited to primary whole gland ablation, sub-total ablation, and salvage ablation. This C-code is applicable to procedures performed in hospitals and ASC facilities under the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and may also be applied to claims from other providers in the future.

„The patient is our top priority and we are thrilled that this C-code will make HIFU a more accessible option for men seeking a minimally-invasive, targeted prostate procedure,” comments SonaCare Medical CEO, Mark Carol. „The issuance of this C-code represents a notable breakthrough for HIFU in the United States, legitimizing the important role this technology plays in modern-day prostate care. Additionally, SonaCare Medical extends our gratitude to the reimbursement strategy team at Medical Technology Partners, with whom we will continue to work as we strive to enhance reimbursement coverage of HIFU procedures in the United States.”

Since Sonablate® received FDA clearance on October 09, 2015, more than 1,000 patients have had a Sonablate HIFU prostate procedure across the 40+ locations in the U.S., including placements at top-tier academic institutions in California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Maryland, New York, Arizona, and Texas. 

About SonaCare Medical, LLC
SonaCare Medical is a world leader in minimally invasive focused ultrasound technologies. SonaCare Medical is committed to developing focused ultrasound related technologies that support precise and innovative procedures for the treatment of a range of medical conditions. SonaCare Medical, with its subsidiary Focus Surgery, Inc., designs and manufactures medical devices, including the following: Sonablate®, which has 510(K) clearance in the U.S.; Sonablate® 500, which has CE Marking and has obtained regulatory authorization in more than 50 countries outside the U.S.; Sonatherm® laparoscopic HIFU surgical ablation system, which has 510(K) clearance in the U.S., has CE Marking and has obtained regulatory authorization in more than 30 countries outside the U.S.

For additional information, visit www.SonaCareMedical.com

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and Movendo Technology Launch the Production of their First 30 Rehabilitative Hunova Robots

GENOA, Italy, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hunova, the first robotic gym for the rehabilitation and functional motor sense evaluation of lower limbs and trunk, has been officially launched in Genoa, Italy. The first 30 robots will be available from June in Europe and the USA. The technology was developed and patented at the IIT laboratories and has been launched on the market by the IIT spin-off Movendo Technology thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio Dompè.

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Hunova is a programmable robotic medical device that allows professionals in the geriatrics, neurology and sport rehabilitation field to cure and predict many neurological and orthopedic conditions. There are two main competitive advantages of this technology: Hunova is able to collect a significant amount of data on biomechanics, constantly monitoring the patient’s progress. Secondly, it provides direct support to the patient through a guiding robotic system, offering a wide range of rehabilitation protocols in the form of video games. It consists of two electromechanical platforms equipped with sensors, characterized by two degrees of freedom (feet and seat level). The device integrates force sensors to adjust the interaction with the patient and a wireless sensor, which is placed on the patient’s trunk, allowing the physiotherapist to check the movement of the torso.

Movendo Technology is an industry 4.0 that integrates cloud computing, big data analysis, robotics and artificial intelligence. Hunova’s technologies are covered by international patents granted in concession from IIT, and it has already received CE certification for Europe and FDA certification in the US. So far, over 400 patients have been involved in clinical trials, resulting in the development of 156 customizable procedures both for prevention and rehabilitation treatments.

The first lot of devices will be delivered in June to European and US Hospitals and Physiotherapy Centres that have pre-ordered the new, unique, rehabilitative device. Movendo have already sold 10 robots (about 100K euros each). The Korian group, one of the leading companies in the European senior care sector, is among the main buyers with five Hunova robots purchased.

 

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ANEXIO Debuts Carrier-Grade LightSpeed Network

RALEIGH, N.C., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ANEXIO, the leading „Desktop to Data Center” infrastructure as a service company, today announced the availability of the company’s new network for its data center customers. ANEXIO LightSpeed is a world-class Tier II network offering burstable or fixed-rate Dedicated Internet Access and MPLS services up to 100 gigabits per second.

The best-in-class carrier-grade ANEXIO LightSpeed network is powered by the combination of the company’s DWDM (Metro Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) backbone, MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) techniques and LISP (Location Identifier Separation Protocol) routing and addressing architecture to create a self-healing, highly secure, low latency and extremely fast network.

„Our engineers designed ANEXIO LightSpeed with customers in mind,” said Tony Pompliano, president and CEO of ANEXIO. „We built the infrastructure with the highest-quality hardware and we added unique self-healing capabilities to ensure customer uptime. With bandwidth speeds up to 100 gigabits per second and direct connections to leading carriers and public cloud companies, ANEXIO LightSpeed offers the best customizable network services at the best price point in the data center marketplace today.”

The ANEXIO LightSpeed product portfolio is anchored by Cisco routers and Arista switches. It includes four customizable connectivity options:

1. ANEXIO LightSpeed for Colocation: Dedicated, scalable and redundant Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet or 10/40/100GB Ethernet internet access in any ANEXIO data center.

2. ANEXIO LightSpeed for Data Centers: Point-to-point connection between a customer’s rack, cabinet or cage in two or more ANEXIO data centers.

3. ANEXIO LightSpeed for Offices: Point-to-Point connection between a customer’s office locations and their data center environment.

4. ANEXIO LightSpeed for Cloud: Direct connection from any data center or office location to industry-leading public Cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, HP and IBM SoftLayer. Services supported:

ANEXIO pairs its high-performance network with available round-the-clock customer support. The company’s skilled team of network professionals help customers design, implement and manage their network infrastructure. ANEXIO’s multiple peering points and transport options allow organizations to purchase exactly what they need at an affordable price, with the ability to scale up or down as their business dictates. 

ABOUT ANEXIO

ANEXIO is transforming the IT industry with Desktop to Data Center solutions designed specifically for enterprises worldwide. The company’s state-of-the-art offerings provide unlimited capacity for profitable growth, elevating its clients to global players. With ANEXIO, businesses have access to the most advanced technology solutions and its partners become global players. Visit www.anexio.com for more information.

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