Companies news of 2017-01-11 (page 2)

  • Globant's StarmeUp Recognized as Top 'Mobile App for Business' in W3 Awards, Signs Largest...
  • SimCorp Forms New European Market Units to Support Growth Plans
  • UNINETT selects Canvas the Native Cloud Learning Management System as their preferred...
  • New USD 250M Kuang-Chi GCI Fund Focuses on Israel Tech Opportunities
  • Viavi Introduces New Observer Platform to Address Surging Traffic Growth, Emerging...
  • Verizon, SevOne join forces to deliver added visibility into software-defined networking...
  • Verizon claims first completed Interop trial of NG-PON2 technology
  • SenesTech Expands Research and Development with the Hiring of Dr. Dana Skarra
  • MagnaChip Prices Upsized 5.00% Exchangeable Senior Notes Offering
  • Beeks Financial Cloud Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange to Continue Global ExpansionForex...
  • Sun East Federal Credit Union Converts to Symitar's Episys-- $519 million credit union...
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  • Newsbyte: SAP S/4HANA(R) Retail for Merchandise Management to Transform Sector
  • IBM Watson Health Announces Collaboration to Study the Use of Blockchain Technology for...
  • Automation Company Festo Entrusts Wirecard with Global E-commerce Expansion
  • Frost & Sullivan Lauds Keysight's Success in Developing a Broad T&M Product Portfolio to...
  • Xilinx Demonstrates Solutions for ADAS and Automated Driving at CAR-ELE Japan...
  • Upland Software Announces Acquisition, Provides Positive Guidance Update and Raises...
  • Attunity Signs $0.8 Million Agreement With Large Global Insurance Company to Enable New...
  • Kinaxis Event Alert: SCM World to Present Webcast "Concurrency: The New Era of Supply...
  • Sectra to Implement Unique Nationwide Telepathology Solution in the Netherlands
  • B Communications Ltd. Announces a Private Placement of NIS 118 Million Par Value of its...
  • Frost & Sullivan Lauds Keysight's Success in Developing a Broad T&M Product Portfolio to...
  • Magna Announces Outlook
  • China Digital TV Provides Update on the Sale of its Interests in Super TV
  • Accenture Survey: One in Three Cyberattacks Result in a Security Breach, Yet Most Canadian...
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  • TE Connectivity to Report Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results on January 25, 2017
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    Globant's StarmeUp Recognized as Top 'Mobile App for Business' in W3 Awards, Signs Largest International Client To-Date with over 180k users

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Globant , a digitally native technology services company focused on creating digital journeys, is proud to announce that StarmeUp, its proprietary employee engagement platform, has been recognized as a Silver Winner as a top Mobile App for Business in the W(3) Awards, as well as signing its largest client to-date - Banco Santander - with over 180,000 potential users.

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    StarmeUp is a recognition platform developed to help organizations strengthen their corporate culture by using gamification techniques and leveraging big data to engage employees and encourage a positive team mindset, while simultaneously delivering key insights on employee satisfaction, performance and hidden talent.

    Originally developed as an internal program, StarmeUp most recently secured Santander Group, a leading retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a meaningful market share in 10 core countries in Europe and the Americas and 124 million customers, as its largest client with over 180,000 potential users. Additional StarmeUp clients span the range of banking, media and technology companies in the US, Latin America and Europe.

    The W(3) Awards honor creative excellence on the web and recognize the people behind award winning sites, marketing programs, social content, mobile site/apps and online video. The W(3) Awards is the first major web competition to be accessible to a range of firms from small agencies to Fortune 500 companies. In its eleventh year, the awards this year received over 5,000 entries, only selecting the best of the Web, as judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

    "StarmeUp has been a fundamental tool for Globant to both grow our team, share our spirit and help other companies ensure a healthy, scalable corporate culture," said Martin Migoya, CEO and co-founder of Globant. "As Globant continues to service world-leading brands, we expect StarmeUp to soon become a staple of employee engagement programs across the world."

    "With recognition from a prestigious, international panel of judges, and an expanding client base, we could not be more confident in our outlook for StarmeUp heading into 2017," said Guibert Englebienne, CTO and co-founder at Globant. "Industry award recognition, positive client feedback and an expanding roster of users, including prominent companies such as Santander and Scripps Networks Interactive, send a strong message that StarmeUp is a premier platform for employee engagement and the maintenance and expansion of a healthy corporate culture."

    StarmeUp is one of the products within Globant's SoP suite, designed to help deliver Digital Journeys in a more rapid and innovative way. SoP carves out a new offering encompassing the best of two worlds, including the traditional professional services model and Software as a Service (SaaS) products.

    About Globant

    Globant is a digitally native technology services company that creates digital journeys for its customers, which impact millions of consumers. Globant is the place where engineering, design, and innovation meet scale.

    Globant has more than 5,400 professionals in 12 countries working for companies like Google, Linkedin, JWT, EA, and Coca Cola, among others.

    Globant was named a Worldwide Leader of Digital Strategy Consulting Services by IDC MarketScape Report (2016) and its client work has been featured as business case studies at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. For more information, visit www.globant.com.

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    CONTACT: Fausta Ballesteros, Globant, +1 (646) 430-2608,
    fausta.ballesteros@globant.com; Ivette Almeida, Paragon PR, +1 (917)
    302-9946, ivette@paragonpr.com

    Web site: http://www.globant.com/




    SimCorp Forms New European Market Units to Support Growth Plans

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today announced that it is changing its organizational setup in Europe, forming a new Northern European market unit and a new Southern European market unit in addition to the already existing Central European unit. The changes are in line with SimCorp's growth ambitions and the need to support clients, including recent wins like Generali and SEB, with a consolidated, more efficient operational setup.

    The new Southern Europe unit will cover France, Italy, and Spain. This region will be led by Emmanuel Colson, who is currently Managing Director for SimCorp France and has successfully established SimCorp in the French market. The new region will support the expansion into Italy and Spain, which have previously been outside SimCorp's geographical scope.

    A new Northern Europe market unit will be formed by merging the current Nordic and Benelux operations. The new unit will be led by Hans Otto Engkilde, who is currently Managing Director for SimCorp Benelux and has successfully increased SimCorp's market share in the Benelux markets.

    SimCorp CEO, Klaus Holse comments: "With our latest new client wins in Europe, it is time for us to organize slightly different to make sure we keep an efficient and lean operation across our business. We generally see investment management firms growing in size and we need to align with this pattern to continue delivering cost-effective, superior solutions and services that meet our clients' expectations."

    In addition to the three market units in continental Europe, SimCorp has a market unit covering Asia Pacific, one covering North America, and one covering UK, Ireland, and the Middle-East.

    Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:
    Anders Crillesen, SimCorp Corporate Communications, +45 3544 6474

    About SimCorp
    SimCorp provides integrated, best-in-class investment management solutions to the world's leading asset managers, fund managers, asset servicers, pension and insurance funds, wealth managers and sovereign wealth funds. Whether deployed on premise or as an ASP solution, its core system, SimCorp Dimension, supports the entire investment value chain and range of instruments, all based on a market-leading IBOR. SimCorp invests more than 20% of its annual revenue in R&D, helping clients develop their business and stay ahead of ever-changing industry demands. Listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen, SimCorp is a global company, regionally covering all of Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.simcorp.com.

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    Web site: http://www.simcorp.com/




    UNINETT selects Canvas the Native Cloud Learning Management System as their preferred supplier to the Norwegian HE Sector

    "Continuous updates without system downtime keeps Canvas modern, relevant and up to date for UNINETT members."

    LONDON and OSLO, Norway, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas [https://www.canvaslms.eu/] by Instructure , the open online learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, and UNINETT [https://www.uninett.no/] the state owned company responsible for Norway's National Research and Education Network, announced today, that Canvas has been chosen as the preferred LMS provider for the Higher Education (HE) sector in Norway.

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    The review process of purchasing an LMS in Norway started as part of UNINETT's eCampus initiative, and was driven by the need to simplify and shorten the purchasing cycle for the HE sector. The process started in November 2015, was undertaken by a core team that evaluated prices, and several expert groups that reviewed pedagogical aspects, technical, design, user interfaces, architecture and the contracts. The LMS systems were also tested by students and lecturers.

    To be chosen as the preferred supplier, means that UNINETT members do not need to conduct further procurement activities to select and migrate to Canvas as their LMS. University College of South East Norway [https://www.usn.no/] (USN) is the first such institution to take advantage of the review process and chose Canvas as their LMS within two working days of UNINETT's decision.

    "The robust review process, which UNINETT carried out in the LMS market, helps institutions like our University College. We want to choose the best technology to help deliver a consistent teaching and learning experience for 18000 students, across our eight campus sites, and we want to future proof our investment. With Canvas appointed as the preferred supplier, it has enabled us to reduce the evaluation and decision cycle from four to five months to a matter of days. We are starting in 2017 with a new LMS, and will be up and running from August 2017 with Canvas," says John Viflot, Leader USN Digital.

    "UNINETT is pleased to partner with Canvas in Norway. In our evaluation, Canvas was rated as the best technical choice, offering a modern, easy to use and easy to integrate, learning environment. They demonstrated their commitment to the Norwegian market with a strong team on the ground, helping our institutions to deliver a modern learning experience," says Olav Isak Sjøflot, Director of Services and deployment, UNINETT.

    Further reasons Canvas has been chosen as preferred supplier by UNINETT include:

    --  The preferred supplier delivers the solution that has scored overall
    best on the technical and functional solution criterion. It is a proven
    and standardised solution that overall fills the participating
    institutions needs best.
    --  The customer regards the technical solution as the best among the
    bidders, with a well-established native cloud solution. Continuous
    updates without system downtime, which keeps the system modern, relevant
    and up to date.
    --  The solution is regarded as having the best functionality and
    capabilities for communication and collaboration between teachers,
    students and staff. The solution appears very flexible and adaptable,
    both at the user level and at different organizational levels.
    --  The solution promotes sharing of resources between students and
    teachers, and has a Learning Object Repository. On this topic, the
    solution was rated noticeably better than other offered solutions.
    --  The offered solution gives ease of access to third party integrations,
    best capability for integrating the solution with third party systems.
    --  The solution facilitates a broader selection and range of pedagogical
    methods and learning activities than other suppliers, and offers
    pedagogical flexibility.
    --  The supplier's plan for implementation fits the Principals' needs, and
    references have given good reviews on the ease of implementing.
    

    "Canvas is honored to partner with UNINETT on their vision for the future of higher education in Norway, and we're privileged to introduce member institutions to the benefits that Canvas offers. Recent analysts reports show Canvas is being chosen more often as the LMS of choice in Europe [http://mfeldstein.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/e-Literate-European-LMS-Market-Dynamics-Fall-2016.pdf], and our local teams in Norway and across Europe are committed to making Canvas the safe and easy choice for institutions," concluded Kenny Nicholl, VP EMEA, Canvas.

    CONTACTS:
    Rachel Matthews
    Instructure
    rmmatthews@instructure.com [mailto:rmmatthews@instructure.com]
    +447585 977270

    ABOUT INSTRUCTURE

    Instructure, Inc. is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximise the potential of people through technology, Instructure enables organisations everywhere to easily develop, deliver, and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about the Canvas Learning Management System at www.Instructure.com [http://www.instructure.com/] and www.canvaslms.eu [http://www.canvaslms.eu/].

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    New USD 250M Kuang-Chi GCI Fund Focuses on Israel Tech Opportunities

    Portfolio Companies to Benefit from Collaboration with China Technology Leader

    TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuang-Chi Group, a Shenzhen based technology conglomerate announced today the launch of its Global Community of Innovation (GCI) Fund II and the opening of its Israel-based International Innovation Headquarters. As the first Chinese fund of its kind, GCI Fund is targeting companies that seek collaboration with local Chinese firms for entry into their domestic markets. GCI Fund II will invest US$250 million in global technology companies active in the areas of: smart city/smart home, IoT, artificial intelligence, VR/AR and robotic, and be supported by a new China-based incubator, established by Kuang-Chi to help bring its portfolio companies to the Chinese market.

    Dr. RuopengLiu, Chairman of Kuang-Chi, said: "We were able to quickly deploy the US$50-million GCI Fund I in exceptional companies that operate in sectors we know well and we'd like to build on this momentum with Fund II." "Working with our partner in Israel, we've identified a wealth of opportunities to expand our portfolio and give our joint investment team an expanded strategic and financial mandate."

    Dorian Barak, a veteran Israeli venture investor and now the Global Strategy Officer of Kuang-Chi, stated that GCI Fund's investment is "creating unique opportunities for start-ups, particularly those from Israel." "China represents a natural market for Israeli firms developing technology in the areas of smart cities, computer vision, connected home, artificial intelligence, and robotics," he said.

    GCI Fund I was established in 2016, and now has stakes in several Israeli companies, including: computer vision pioneer eyeSight; voice analytics developer Beyond Verbal; and, video intelligence and analytics provider AgentVi. The Fund also invested in Norwegian biometric authorization innovator Zwipe, Canadian aviation company SkyX.

    Earlier, Kuang-Chi established a foothold in the aviation sector with investments in Canada-based company SolarShip, and Australia's Martin Jetpack. In the telecommunications field, the company has a significant investment in Southeast Asia telecommunications provider Hyalroute.

    Yangyang Zhang, Kuang-Chi co-founder and CEO of KuangChi Science, the Hong Kong listed affiliate of the Kuang-Chi Group, stated, "We have moved from success to success in Israel, and I'm delighted by the pace of our good progress showed in our recent investments in eyeSight, AgentVi and Beyond Verbal", he said.

    Within six months of its investment, Kuang-Chi and eyeSight jointly built a local team in China to provide markets with the most advanced embedded computer vision solutions currently available. In December, Beyond Verbal signed its first cooperation agreement in China, with the Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou.

    According to Liu, "GCI portfolio companies will share access to cutting-edge technology that includes over 2,000 patents and R&D from around the world. Each of these investments comes with an opportunity to expand their business in China and establish relationships with global market leaders across multiple industries."

    Founded in 2010 with a five-person team, Kuang-Chi has created a Global Community of Innovation of more than 2,600 employees in 18 countries and regions which is dedicated to disruptive innovation and principal investment in cutting-edge technology sectors including communications, metamaterials, and space technology. Kuang-Chi's subsidiary company KuangChi Science Limited (00439.HK) is concentrated on the development of future technology. The Group also operates through Shenzhen-traded Zhejiang Longsheng (002625.SZ) and Martin Aircraft Company , as well as research institutes and private companies.

    Contact: yuyan.liu@kuang-chi.com [mailto:yuyan.liu@kuang-chi.com]

    KuangChi Science Holdings Limited

    CONTACT: Liu Yuyan, +86-13691619430




    Viavi Introduces New Observer Platform to Address Surging Traffic Growth, Emerging Technology, and Security Threats for the Next DecadeRelease Marks Industry's First 40 Gbps Wire Rate Analytics, Traffic, and Storage Solution with Real-time Reporting

    MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viavi Solutions today announced the availability of the new Observer Platform, an industry-leading solution for network performance management. As global network traffic growth continues to defy expectations, enterprises are compelled to embrace advanced technologies to keep up, while security threats multiply in intensity and complexity. Anticipating these market trends, Viavi has redesigned the Observer Platform, including Observer GigaStor and Apex, to address IT departments' changing demands.

    According to Viavi's 2016 State of the Network study, bandwidth requirements continue to exceed enterprises' own predictions, and 48 percent expect bandwidth to double from 2016 to 2017. The same study showed that IT departments are accelerating their adoption of advanced technologies such as higher-capacity data center interconnects, software-defined networking (SDN), and cloud. As the threat of security breaches from the outside--including more recently from the proliferating Internet of Things (IoT)--continues to grow, enterprises have an increasing need for robust platforms to maintain comprehensive network visibility in a rapidly evolving environment.

    For back-in-time analysis, GigaStor has been redesigned from its very foundation to provide customers with readiness for internal and external service delivery turbulence. Apex complements GigaStor with an all-new analytics and reporting engine for total situational awareness via contextual workflows integrated into intuitive dashboards.

    Key updates to the Observer Platform include:

    --  Custom-designed Gen3 capture card with 40 Gbps capture rate and
    accelerated analytics, providing the industry's fastest access to stored
    packet data and analysis
    --  Exclusively designed, fault-tolerant custom enclosures support four
    years of uninterrupted, 100% duty-cycle, line-rate capture without
    dropping a single packet for the ultimate in transaction visibility and
    peace of mind
    --  Standard operational network, application, and unified communications
    workflows are automated to mirror the way IT teams approach these three
    most common types of issues enabling faster analysis and resolution
    --  All new models are tailored to customer use cases, accommodating any
    location, network, or data center configuration.
    

    "More than just metadata, Viavi delivers the purity of complete forensic data at 40 Gbps wire-rate data center speeds to help ensure troubleshooting and threat intelligence information is always available," said Douglas Roberts, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Business Unit, Viavi Solutions.

    About Viavi Solutions

    Viavi is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including Viavi Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. Viavi is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about Viavi at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

    US Media Inquiries
    Sonus PR for Viavi Solutions
    Micah Warren
    +1 (609) 247-6525
    viavi@sonuspr.com

    EMEA Media Inquiries
    Sonus PR for Viavi Solutions
    Chevaan Seresinhe
    +44 20 3751 0330
    viavi@sonuspr.com

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    Web site: http://www.viavisolutions.com/




    Verizon, SevOne join forces to deliver added visibility into software-defined networking services for enterprises

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and SevOne are joining forces to deliver added levels of visibility into the performance of Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD WAN) services. With these new capabilities, Verizon's enterprise clients benefit from a singular view that spans multi-vendor technology without the burden of managing disparate monitoring systems.

    Using an integrated Web interface, enterprise clients gain an end-to-end view of services spanning the physical and virtual network. IT professionals can:

    --  Analyze performance of the hybrid WAN to help enhance delivery of
    applications to users.
    --  Correlate disparate metrics into a single-services view spanning the SD
    WAN, application performance and the supporting infrastructure.
    --  Automate baseline performance metrics that drive predictive alerts on
    service performance.
    --  Unify performance metrics across network, security and applications.
    --  Provide speed to intelligence at scale across the global enterprise
    footprint.
    

    Digital transformation simplifies, yet increases complexity
    As more companies pursue digital transformation initiatives, they are looking to next-generation infrastructure such as software defined networking services to support their business goals and increase business agility. These new environments are more complex and difficult to scale, support and maintain. Many of the legacy infrastructure management tools cannot support these environments.

    Management systems should be able to collect, visualize and analyze infrastructure to better understand what is happening, whom it is happening to, why it happened and how they experienced it.

    "Companies are well into their journeys with next-generation virtualized environments to accelerate their businesses, yet many don't have the required level of operational insight," said Jack Sweeney, CEO, SevOne. "The collaboration between SevOne and Verizon provides organizations with unprecedented business agility that allows them to proactively manage more of their digital infrastructure, visualize, and report and troubleshoot quickly."

    "Verizon's SD WAN portfolio is a major milestone in our company's multi-stage journey toward fully virtualizing the network and delivering virtual business services that help increase reliability, agility and efficiency," said Shawn Hakl, vice president of networking and innovation. "This initiative plays a major part in our overall enterprise digital transformation strategy, in which we are committed to helping clients accelerate innovation and maintain a competitive edge through simplified management and cost control."

    About SevOne
    SevOne provides the world's largest CSPs, MSPs and Enterprises with the most comprehensive technology portfolio to collect, analyze and visualize network & infrastructure performance data to deliver actionable insights to compete and win in the connected world. SevOne serves organizations that are looking to complex, dynamic next-generation infrastructure such as software defined networks, orchestrated containers and cloud technologies to support their business goals. SevOne is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA.
    For more information on the enhancements to SevOne's Digital Infrastructure Management Platform, please visit www.sevone.com.

    About Verizon
    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 162,000 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 113.7 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

    Verizon's Online News Center: News releases, feature stories, executive biographies and media contacts are available at Verizon's online News Center at www.verizon.com/news/. News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/.

    Media contacts:

    Janet Brumfield
    Verizon
    +1.614.582.9636
    janet.brumfield@verizon.com
    Twitter: @janet_brumfield

    Nilesh Pritam
    Verizon
    - APAC
    +65.9277.9048
    nilesh.pritam@intl.verizon.com
    Twitter: @Nilesh_pritam

    Clare Ward
    Verizon
    - EMEA
    +44.118.905.3501
    clare.ward@intl.verizon.com
    Twitter: @ClareWSpeaks

    Jill St. George
    SevOne
    508.509.8213
    jstgeorge@sevone.com
    Twitter: @JillStGeorge

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    Web site: http://www.verizon.com/




    Verizon claims first completed Interop trial of NG-PON2 technology

    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon has successfully completed what it believes is the first interoperability trial of NG-PON2 (next generation passive optical network) technology at its Verizon Labs location in Waltham, Mass.

    This trial demonstrated that equipment from different vendors on either end of a single fiber -- at the service provider's endpoint and at the customer's endpoint -- can be used to deliver service without impacting the end user. This breakthrough in NG-PON2 interoperability will provide increased flexibility and resiliency as well as the ability to meet customer needs more quickly. Until now, equipment from the same vendor had to be used on both endpoints.

    The selected participating companies were ADTRAN, Broadcom, Cortina Access and Ericsson (in partnership with Calix). The trial tested plans aligned with Verizon's Open OMCI specifications, which define the OLT-to-ONT interface and will be shared with the industry in the next few months.

    "Verizon has chosen NG-PON2, which is an ITU-T-developed international standard, for its next-generation network," said Dr. Denis Khotimsky, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and Verizon's lead engineer on this trial. "This technology is the foundation for providing services that deliver multi-gigabit speeds."

    Verizon is evaluating NG-PON2 technology to provide increased speeds, functionality and reliability to customers on its fiber access network, including the award-winning Fios network. This technology supports up to 40G of total capacity and up to 10G speeds per customer, both upstream and downstream, over a single fiber. With NG-PON2 technology, Verizon will be able to easily increase system capacity by adding wavelengths to meet the demand for traffic drivers such as ultra-high definition video, virtual reality applications and cloud services.

    Dr. Vincent O'Byrne, director of technology at Verizon, added, "Verizon and the participants in this trial are focused on establishing NG-PON2 as the industry's first PON standard that can be deployed in an interoperable fashion from Day One."

    This interoperability trial is the next natural step in the company's plan to implement NG-PON2. In 2015, Verizon announced it had successfully completed field testing of NG-PON2 technology.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 162,000 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 113.7 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

    Verizon's Online News Center: News releases, feature stories, executive biographies and media contacts are available at Verizon's online News Center at www.verizon.com/news/. News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/.

    Media contact:
    Lynn Staggs
    918-590-7173
    lynn.staggs@verizon.com

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    Web site: http://www.verizon.com/




    SenesTech Expands Research and Development with the Hiring of Dr. Dana Skarra

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. , a developer of novel proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, today announced the hiring of Dr. Dana Skarra as Senior Research Scientist. This expansion will provide product support for the launch of our first EPA registered product ContraPest((R)) and development of near and long term pipeline products.

    Dr. Skarra brings over 10 years of reproductive medicine research experience to the SenesTech team. Trained as a biomedical research scientist in reproductive physiology, Dr. Skarra holds a MS in biology (2005) and a PhD in basic medical sciences (2011) facilitating expansion of our proprietary drug delivery platform. She has successfully competed for both NSF and NIH support and was recruited from her postdoctoral position at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in the Department of Reproductive Medicine.

    "At SenesTech, I can advance toward my career goals by combining my deep interests in animal welfare and my professional focus on reproductive medicine to develop products for humane animal control, an exciting opportunity," said Dr. Skarra.

    The Company will discuss the expansion of its research and development department during a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET). The SenesTech NACET R&D team will be directed by Dr. Cheryl Dyer, SenesTech's Chief Research Officer and Dr. Skarra will facilitate the expansion with experienced SenesTech team leader Elissa Calloway.

    "The top of the line facility that NACET has built has been a major factor in our decision to expand here in Flagstaff," said Dr. Loretta Mayer, CEO. "As we begin commercialization of ContraPest we are bursting at the seams! Our R&D team will now have the space they need to further develop our technology and products in our pipeline. We are also looking forward to have the opportunity to share and support innovation growth in Northern Arizona on a day-to-day basis with our NACET neighbors. As an international emerging growth public company I am excited to share Flagstaff as a great location to grow."

    About SenesTech

    SenesTech has developed an innovative technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control as opposed to a lethal approach.

    The Company's first fertility control product candidate, ContraPest((R)), will be marketed for use initially in controlling rat infestations. ContraPest's novel technology and approach targets the reproductive capabilities of both sexes, inducing egg loss in female rodents and impairing sperm development in males. Using proprietary bait stations, ContraPest is dispensed in a highly palatable liquid formulation that promotes sustained consumption by rodent communities. ContraPest is designed, formulated and dispensed to be safe for handlers and non-target species such as wildlife, livestock and pets, in a biodegradable product. In contrast, the historical approach to managing rodent pest populations, rodenticides, carries a high risk of environmental contamination and the poisoning of non-target animals, pets and children.

    We believe our non-lethal approach, targeting reproduction, is more humane, less harmful to the environment, and more effective in providing a sustainable solution to pest infestations than traditional lethal pest management methods. There is currently no other non-lethal fertility control product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for the management of rodent populations. We believe ContraPest((R)) will establish a new paradigm in rodent control, resulting in improved performance in rodent control over rodenticides, without the negative environmental effects of rodenticides. For more information visit the SenesTech website at www.senestech.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may," "future," "plan" or "planned," "will" or "should," "expected," "anticipates," "draft," "eventually" or "projected." You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and other risks identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made and are based on management's assumptions and estimates as of such date. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, the occurrence of future events or otherwise.

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    SenesTech, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor: Robert Blum, Joe Dorame, Joe Diaz, Lytham Partners,
    LLC, 602-889-9700, senestech@lythampartners.com, Company: Tom Chesterman,
    Chief Financial Officer, SenesTech, Inc, 928-779-4143

    Web site: http://www.senestech.com/




    MagnaChip Prices Upsized 5.00% Exchangeable Senior Notes Offering

    SEOUL, South Korea and SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (the "Company," and together with its subsidiaries, "MagnaChip"), today announced that MagnaChip Semiconductor S.A. (the "Issuer") has priced an upsized offering of $75 million aggregate principal amount of exchangeable senior notes due 2021 (the "Notes"). The Company has also granted the initial purchasers a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $11,250,000 principal amount of Notes. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 5.00% per annum, payable semi-annually in cash, in arrears, on each March 1 and September 1, beginning on March 1, 2017.

    The Notes will be exchangeable at the option of the holder into shares of the Company's common stock at an initial exchange rate of 121.1387 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of notes, which is equivalent to an exchange price of approximately $8.26 per share, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.

    The closing of the offering of the Notes is expected to occur on January 17, 2017 and is conditioned on customary closing conditions. MagnaChip plans to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes (i) for its anticipated cost reduction program to be implemented during the first half of 2017 (approximately $30-40 million), (ii) for capital expenditures (approximately $15-20 million), (iii) to repurchase common stock as part of its stock repurchase program (up to $15 million) and (iv) for general corporate purposes.

    The Notes will be offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The issuance and sale of the Notes and the shares of the Company's common stock issuable upon exchange of the Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, and the Notes and such shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or the shares of the Company's common stock issuable upon exchange of the Notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any Notes or such shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

    About MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation
    MagnaChip is a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high-volume consumer, communication, industrial and computing applications. The Company's Display Solutions, Power Solutions, and Foundry Services Groups provide a broad range of standard products and manufacturing services to customers worldwide.

    Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
    Information in this release regarding MagnaChip's forecasts, business outlook, expectations and beliefs are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include statements about our future operating and financial performance. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to MagnaChip as of the date of this release, which may change, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include general economic conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing, timely design acceptance by our customers, timely introduction of new products and technologies, ability to ramp new products into volume production, industry wide shifts in supply and demand for semiconductor products, industry and/or company overcapacity, effective and cost efficient utilization of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in foreign markets and the impact of foreign exchange rates, unanticipated costs and expenses or the inability to identify expenses which can be eliminated, compliance with U.S. and international trade and export laws and regulations by us and our distributors, and other risks detailed from time to time in MagnaChip's filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2016 and subsequent registration statements, amendments or other reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC and/or make available on our website. MagnaChip assumes no obligation and does not intend to update the forward-looking statements provided, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    CONTACTS: In the United States: In Korea: Bruce Entin Chankeun Park Entin Consulting Director of Public Relations Tel. +1-408-625-1262 Tel. +82-2-6903-3195 Investor.relations@magnachip.com chankeun.park@magnachip.com

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    MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation

    Web site: http://www.magnachip.com/




    Beeks Financial Cloud Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange to Continue Global ExpansionForex industry leader to accelerate business performance using Equinix interconnection platform

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and LONDON, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. , the global interconnection and data center company, today announced global financial cloud infrastructure provider, Beeks Financial Cloud, has deployed on Equinix's Cloud Exchange as it continues to expand its business globally.

    Beeks Financial Cloud leverages Cloud Exchange and Platform Equinix(TM) to connect its customers to global cloud services and networks via a secure, private and low-latency interconnection model. By joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange, Beeks Financial Cloud gains access to instantly connect to multiple cloud service providers (CSPs) in 21 markets, build a more secure application environment and reduce the total cost of private network connectivity to CSPs for its customers.

    Highlights / Key Facts

    --  Today, banks, brokers, forex companies and professional traders are
    increasingly relying on high-speed, secure and low-latency connections
    for more efficient business transactions, as demand for data centers and
    colocation services in the cloud, enterprise and financial services
    sector continues to grow. According to a July 2016 report by Gartner -
    Colocation-Based Interconnection Will Serve as the 'Glue' for Advanced
    Digital Business Applications - digital business is "enabled and
    enhanced through high-speed, secure, low-latency communication among
    enterprise assets, cloud resources, and an ecosystem of service
    providers and peers. Architects and IT leaders must consider
    carrier-neutral data center interconnection as a digital business
    enabler."
    --  Beeks Financial Cloud, a UK-based company, first deployed in an Equinix
    London data center four years ago on one server rack, now has
    approximately 80 interconnections within Equinix across eight data
    centers situated in financial business hubs around the world. These
    direct connections provide increased performance and security between
    Beeks and its customers and partners across its digital supply chain.
    Beeks was the first provider in the world to use cross connects to
    ensure a retail trader customer had a direct connection to their broker.
    --  Beeks' new deployment in Equinix's Cloud Exchange provides the necessary
    digital infrastructure and access to a mature financial services
    business ecosystem to connect with major financial services providers in
    key markets around the globe via the cloud. Equinix's global data
    centers are home to 1,000+ financial services companies and the world's
    largest multi-asset class electronic trading ecosystem-- interconnected
    execution venues and trading platforms, market data vendors, service
    providers, and buy-side and sell-side firms.
    --  Equinix's Cloud Exchange offers software-defined direct connections to
    multiple CSPs including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud
    Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and Office 365, IBM Softlayer,
    Oracle Cloud and others. This has allowed Beeks to scale up rapidly
    while securely connecting to multiple cloud providers.
    --  Beeks Financial Cloud has continued to expand its business on Equinix's
    global interconnection platform of 146 International Business
    Exchanges(TM) (IBX(R)) in 40 markets across the globe. Beeks is
    currently deployed in Equinix's International Business Exchanges(TM)
    (IBX(R)) in London, New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Chicago, and most
    recently, Hong Kong.
    --  The move to Equinix's Cloud Exchange is expected to help save
    approximately   1M over the next 3 years, while enabling Beeks Financial
    Cloud to meet the needs of its global customer base who thrive and grow
    through forex trading.
    --  London is a key player in the global digital economy, with the fifth
    largest GDP by metropolitan area in the world. Equinix's flagship London
    data center based in Slough (LD6) is one of the fastest-growing in the
    UK and has been established as a hub for businesses to interconnect in a
    secure colocation environment.
    

    Quotes

    --  Gordon McArthur, CEO, Beeks Financial Cloud:"Beeks Financial Cloud has
    continued to grow rapidly on Equinix's interconnection platform, with
    Hong Kong being our eighth addition. Data centers underpin our business
    and we are confident that Equinix's Cloud Exchange will enable the
    speed, resilience and reduced latency our customers have come to expect
    from our company. Equinix's global footprint of interconnected data
    centers has allowed our business to really thrive."
    --  James Eibisch, research director, EMEA Telecoms and Networking, IDC:"We
    see the global demand for data center colocation being largely driven by
    cloud adoption. That coupled with the expanded reach of Equinix's global
    interconnection platform is a compelling offering for businesses such as
    Beeks that require connectivity and access to new markets to meet
    business demand."
    --  Russell Poole, managing director UK, Equinix:"We're seeing an increasing
    number of customers leverage our interconnection platform to expand
    their businesses globally. The rapid growth of the cloud industry is
    driving activity in all business sectors including financial services -
    we are seeing more businesses partner with us to host their critical
    financial infrastructures off-premise in our data centers in order to
    get the best out of the cloud. On Equinix Cloud Exchange, we are
    confident Beeks Financial Cloud will continue to accelerate its growth
    and move quickly into new markets."
    

    Additional Resources

    --  How Interconnected Clouds Can Boost Your Performance for Less Cost
    [blog]
    --  Equinix Invests $42M in London Data Center Expansion [press release]
    --  Cloud Exchange for Enterprise [video]
    

    About Equinix
    Equinix, Inc. connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centres. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.

    Forward Looking Statements
    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centres and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centres; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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    CONTACT: Equinix Press Contacts: Liam Rose (EMEA), +44 (0) 207 618 9602,
    liam.rose@eu.equinix.com or APCO Worldwide for Equinix, +44 (0) 207 526
    3600, equinix@apcoworldwide.com; Equinix Investor Relations Contacts:
    Katrina Rymill, +1 (650) 598-6583, krymill@equinix.com or Paul Thomas, +1
    (650) 598-6442, pthomas@equinix.com

    Web site: http://www.equinix.com/




    Sun East Federal Credit Union Converts to Symitar's Episys-- $519 million credit union moves to Episys for advanced customization, integration potential --

    MONETT, Mo., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Symitar((R)) division announced today that Sun East Federal Credit Union has converted to the Symitar Episys((R) )core system for in-house processing.

    Aston, Penn.-based Sun East FCU had been with its previous core provider for nearly three decades. Over time, the credit union needed more from its provider in both technology advancements and the ability to integrate with complementary solutions. Sun East FCU selected Symitar's Episys for its clear technology plan and the flexibility of the platform to accept third-party integrations with ease.

    Michael Kaczenski, CEO of Sun East Federal Credit Union, said, "Symitar knows where the market is going and appears to always be one step ahead; if it's not available now, the team is working on it. We saw Episys as our gateway to greater efficiency, and to keeping up with what our members want out of their primary financial relationship. Not only has Symitar understood our needs from day one, it offers us the core solution capable of meeting those needs in a very real way."

    Sun East FCU was eager to run Episys in a live environment and benefit from its substantial customization, with most of the configurations happening inside the credit union. Kaczenski continued, "With some other vendors we considered, this level of customization would be a cost and resource strain. With Episys, even employees outside IT are able to personalize the system around our processes and policy. The overall intuitiveness is allowing us to build a culture of consultative service for our members."

    Ted Bilke, president of Symitar, said, "Converting from a longstanding core relationship is a difficult decision, in any scenario. Yet, most credit unions understand that their core should be the central command post for a constantly changing infrastructure - designed for today's business opportunities and ready to embrace tomorrow's possibilities. Sun East FCU's successful move of its core processing to Episys means that the credit union can take advantage of a tightly integrated, customizable environment to streamline the front and back office, bring new offerings to market faster, and deliver higher levels of member service."

    About Symitar
    Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. , is a leading provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar has been selected as the primary technology partner by more than 800 credit unions, serving as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information is available at www.symitar.com.

    About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
    Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.((R)) is a leading provider of computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations. Its solutions serve approximately 10,500 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking((R)) supports banks ranging from community banks to multi-billion dollar institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar((R)) is a leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars((R)) provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.

    Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking information. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking information. Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information. Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the Company's financial results, are included in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings on Form 10-K, and potential investors should review these statements. Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.

    JKHY-SY

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    Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    CONTACT: Analyst Contact: Kevin D. Williams, Chief Financial Officer,
    (417) 235-6652, Press Contact: Jessica Randall, Corporate Communications
    Manager, (704) 357-0298

    Web site: http://www.jackhenry.com/




    Epson Introduces SureColor P5000 Professional 17-inch 10-Color Inkjet PrinterDesktop Printer Offers Enhanced Performance and Reliability for Professional Photographic, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Proofing Applications

    LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson is once again setting the benchmark for professional imaging excellence with the introduction of the new 17-Inch Epson((R)) SureColor((R)) P5000. Incorporating the latest imaging technologies, the SureColor P5000 resets the standard for the desktop photography, fine art, graphic design, and proofing markets. Leveraging the advanced Epson PrecisionCore((R)) TFP((R)) printhead and UltraChome HDX((R)) 10-color pigment ink set, the SureColor P5000 delivers outstanding output with an increased color gamut, higher-density blacks and twice the print permanence than the previous generation(1). A refined printer design includes improved dust and static control for reduced maintenance and increased durability and reliability.

    "The SureColor P5000 is a replacement to the last Epson Stylus((R)) Pro model still available - the renowned Epson Stylus Pro 4900. The Epson Stylus Pro brand was iconic, and it helped Epson build a pronounced reputation within the photography industry. We have since announced the SureColor product line, which is bringing Epson's photographic technology to the next level," said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "The SureColor P5000 brings all of the SureColor printing technology into a 17-inch desktop model, providing photographers and graphic designers with the best imaging technology has to offer."

    The SureColor P5000 leverages 200 mL UltraChrome HDX 10-color ink cartridges(2) utilizing newly developed core pigments, including new Orange and Green inks, as well as Black inks that are 1.5 times denser than the previous generation, delivering a wider contrast ratio and improved resin encapsulation technology for superior gloss uniformity and optically clearer, sharper images. Touting a refined design, the SureColor P5000 supports a 10-channel PrecisionCore TFP printhead that includes a new ink-repellant surface coating, along with improved dust and static control for reduced nozzle clogging and maintenance, and supports printless nozzle checks for time, production and resource efficiency.

    The SureColor P5000 can support two different ink configurations. The SureColor P5000 Standard and Designer editions leverage Light Light Black ink for twice the overall print permanence, smooth and neutral tonal transitions and support of the Epson Advanced Black and White print mode, ideal for photography, fine art and graphic design applications. The Commercial Edition includes Violet ink, in place of Light Light Black, for an expanded color gamut, to deliver an industry-best 99 percent PANTONE((R)) PLUS FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated color matching(3), ideal for commercial and flexographic proofing applications.

    The SureColor P5000 offers versatile media handling capabilities with auto-switching between the high-capacity front paper cassette and roll media feeder. It includes a power-driven roll media spindle, ideal for producing panoramas and roll printing up to 100-feet, and an internal high-speed single pass rotary cutter. The high-capacity cassette can hold up to 100 sheets of premium paper for high productivity printing on sheets from 8"x10" up to 17"x22". In addition, the SureColor P5000 features a front feed straight path for delicate fine art sheet media, including poster board, up to 1.5mm thick. Auto-switching between roll and cassette sheet feeding allow both sources to be loaded at the same time.

    Additional Epson SureColor P5000 Features:

    --  Exceptional Print Permanence - Offers next-generation pigment ink
    technology for up to twice the overall print permanence than previous
    generation(1)
    --  Remarkable Detail - Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead delivers high
    print speeds with 360 nozzles per color channel, with variable-size ink
    droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters
    --  Epson Precision Dot Screening Algorithm - Ensures incredibly accurate
    control of the sizing and mixing of ink droplets for beautiful prints
    --  Borderless Printing - Four-sided BorderFree((R)) printing is available
    at common widths, including 8", 10", 11", 13", 14", 16", 16.5", and 17"
    --  Optional SpectroProofer((R)) UVS - Developed jointly with X-Rite, the
    in-line spectrophotometer provides automated color management and
    verification-related tasks for a range of proofing applications. It
    supports all current illumination standards for UV and UV-Cut
    measurement and is UV selectable between M0, M1 and M2.
    --  LCD Control Panel - Full-color 2.7-inch LCD panel allows for easy setup,
    control and maintenance of the printer
    

    Current Pricing, Availability and Support ----------------------------------------- Printer Details Price* ------- ------- ----- SureColor P5000 UltraChrome HDX with Light Standard Edition Light Black $1,995 ----------------- --------------------------- ------ SureColor P5000 UltraChrome HDX with all-new Commercial Edition Violet $1,995 ------------------- ----------------------------- ------ SureColor P5000 Standard Edition with EFI(R) Designer Edition Fiery(R) eXpress 4.6.1 for Epson, software RIP with true Adobe(R) PostScript(R) 3(TM) for accurate CMYK and spot color printing $2,495 ----------------- ----------------------------- ------

    The Epson SureColor P5000 Standard and Commercial Editions are available now, and the Designer Edition will be available in March 2016, through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers. The Epson SureColor P5000 is supported by a standard Epson Preferred(SM) Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and unit exchange service in the event of hardware failure. Optional Epson Preferred Plus Service Plans are also available, offering one or two additional years of protection. For additional information visit, www.proimaging.epson.com.

    About Epson

    Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

    Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 91 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

    Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

    (1) Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. Visit www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
    (2) This product uses only genuine Epson-brand cartridges. Other brands of ink cartridges and ink supplies are not compatible and, even if described as compatible, may not function properly.
    (3) 99% coverage of PANTONE PLUS FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated palette based on Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte printed with Epson Driver at 2880 x 1440 dpi. PANTONE coverage may vary when printed under other conditions.

    Note: EPSON, SureColor, UltraChrome HDX, Epson Stylus, PrecisionCore, TFP, and SpectroProofer are registered trademarks and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. BorderFree is a registered trademark and Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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    CONTACT: Duane Brozek, Epson America, 562-290-5683,
    Duane_Brozek@ea.epson.com OR Katelyn Pelton, Walt & Company, 408-369-7200,
    ext. 2974, kpelton@walt.com

    Web site: http://www.epson.com/




    Newsbyte: SAP S/4HANA(R) Retail for Merchandise Management to Transform Sector

    WALLDORF, Germany, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE today announced the release of the SAP S/4HANA(R) Retail for merchandise management solution -- an industry-specific version of the SAP S/4HANA product line. The solution helps retailers meet the demands of a digital economy and omnichannel retailing end-to-end. Solution capabilities that support retail processes include:

    --  End-to-end support for all core retail processes from master data down
    to point of sale, enabling retailers to deliver a better consumer
    experience
    --  Insights into operational retail data, such as precise stock
    assessments, to empower users with contextual, real-time information for
    faster and better decision making combined with accelerated
    mission-critical processes such as replenishment
    --  A simple and intuitive user interface to enable users at headquarters
    and store associates to improve efficiency and customer service
    

    "Today, it is critical to continue to optimize processes and retail frameworks," said Achim Schneider, global head of SAP Retail. "With SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management, customers can explore other business models for improved best practices and implement new business processes based on data. The real-time analytics and insights allow our customers to not only keep pace with but anticipate the changing needs of consumers and the market, driving business decisions accordingly."

    The SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management solution will be featured January 15-17, 2017, at the NRF Annual Convention and EXPO in New York. Join the conversation by following SAP on Twitter at @SAP_Retail, visit sap.com/nrf and watch the live presentations in SAP's booth #1921.

    For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

    Media Contact:
    Stacy Ries, +1 (484) 619-0411, stacy.ries@sap.com, ET

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    IBM Watson Health Announces Collaboration to Study the Use of Blockchain Technology for Secure Exchange of Healthcare DataThe joint initiative with the FDA is aimed at leveraging blockchain technology to improve public health.

    ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Watson Health has signed a research initiative with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at defining a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology. IBM and the FDA will explore the exchange of owner mediated data from several sources, such as Electronic Medical Records, clinical trials, genomic data, and health data from mobile devices, wearables and the "Internet of Things." The initial focus will be on oncology-related data.

    Transformative healthcare solutions are possible when healthcare researchers and providers have access to a 360-degree view of patient data. Today, patients have little access to their health data and cannot easily share with researchers or providers. Giving patients the opportunity to share their data securely, for research purposes or across their healthcare providers, creates opportunities for major advancements in healthcare. Blockchain technology, which enables organizations to work together with more trust, is designed to help make this a reality.

    By keeping an audit trail of all transactions on an unalterable distributed ledger, blockchain technology establishes accountability and transparency in the data exchange process. In the past, large scale sharing of health data has been limited by concerns of data security and breaches of patient privacy during the data exchange process.

    A recent IBM Institute for Business Value paper 'Healthcare rallies for blockchains(1)', based on a survey of about 200 healthcare executives, found that more than seven in ten industry leaders anticipate the highest benefits of blockchain in healthcare to accrue to managing clinical trial records, regulatory compliance and medical/health records.

    IBM and the FDA will explore how a blockchain framework can potentially provide benefits to public health by supporting important use cases for information exchange across a wide variety of data types, including clinical trials and "real world" evidence data. New insights combining data across the healthcare ecosystem can potentially lead to new biomedical discoveries. Patient data from wearables and connected devices for example, can help doctors and caregivers better manage population health.

    The collaboration will also address new ways to leverage the large volumes of diverse data in today's biomedical and healthcare industries. A secure owner-mediated data sharing ecosystem could potentially hold the promise of new discoveries and improved public health.
    IBM brings extensive expertise in blockchain technology, for example, IBM is founding member and key contributor to the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project.

    As the promise of blockchain in healthcare becomes increasingly evident, IBM will work to define and build the technological solution for a scalable and decentralized data sharing ecosystem.

    "The healthcare industry is undergoing significant changes due to the vast amounts of disparate data being generated. Blockchain technology provides a highly secure, decentralized framework for data sharing that will accelerate innovation throughout the industry," said Shahram Ebadollahi, Vice President for Innovations and Chief Science Officer, IBM Watson Health.

    The initiative with the FDA is a two-year agreement. IBM Watson Health and the FDA plan to share initial research findings in 2017.

    About IBM Watson Health
    Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing capability representing a new era in computing. The system, delivered through the cloud, analyzes high volumes of data, understands complex questions posed in natural language, and proposes evidence-based answers. Watson continuously learns, gaining in value and knowledge over time, from previous interactions. In April 2015, the company launched IBM Watson Health and the Watson Health Cloud platform. IBM Watson Health is helping to improve the ability of doctors, researchers and insurers to innovate by surfacing insights from the massive amount of personal health data being created and shared daily. For more information on IBM Watson, visit: ibm.com/watson. For more information on IBM Watson Health, visit: ibm.com/watsonhealth.

    About IBM Blockchain
    IBM is rapidly expanding its blockchain capabilities and actively working with companies to understand what it takes to make blockchain ready for business. Financial services, supply chains, IoT, risk management, digital rights management and healthcare are some of the areas that are poised for dramatic change using blockchain networks. For more information about IBM Blockchain, visit www.ibm.com/blockchain.

    Jessica Emond
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    Automation Company Festo Entrusts Wirecard with Global E-commerce Expansion

    MUNICH, January 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Integration of credit card payments in France with high security for the payment recipient   - Payment processing for online shops in the Netherlands and Mexico to follow 

    Wirecard has secured Festo as a customer: the expert in electric and pneumatic automation technology has turned to Wirecard, a leading payment service provider, to handle credit card processing for its online shop in France. Since mid-December, French customers of Festo have been able to pay online for their products using a credit card. Wirecard enables Visa and Mastercard payments for this. Additionally, the expert in payment processing and internet technologies guarantees fraud detection using its smart Fraud Prevention Suite, which is particularly important when it comes to credit card payments on a global scale.

    The expansion of payment options in the French online shops is a prelude to further collaboration: Between February and March, Wirecard will start to assume payment processing for Festo's online shop in the Netherlands, offering credit card payments via Visa, Mastercard, Amex or iDeal as well as those in Mexico via Visa and Mastercard.

    Marion Laewe, Vice President Sales Consumer Goods at Wirecard: "We are delighted to support Festo AG & Co. KG with our international payment and risk management solutions during the global expansion of their online shop. For consumers around the world, being able to pay for online purchases easily, securely and flexibly by credit card is becoming increasingly important. By using merchant-focused payment processing with smart risk management solutions combined with quick, global fraud detection, we satisfy this demand and enable simple and secure real-time payments."

    Daniel Figueras Hernandez, IT Business Partner for e-Business at Festo: "We decided on Wirecard following a tender process: their global alignment and wide variety of risk solutions were deciding factors for us. We are delighted to expand our collaboration with Wirecard to include the Netherlands and Mexico in the coming year. We have also planned an additional, international roll-out."

    Festo, a global, family-owned company headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, supplies to 300,000 customers in more than 40 industries such as the automotive and supply industries as well as hydraulic engineering. Festo's products and services are available in 176 countries.

    About Wirecard:  

    Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit http://www.wirecard.com or follow us on Twitter @wirecard.

    About Festo: 

    Festo AG & Co. KG is a global, independent family-owned company with its headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. The company supplies 300,000 customers in more than 40 industries worldwide with pneumatic and electric automation technology for both factory and process automation. Festo's products and services are available in 176 countries worldwide. In 2015, the Festo Group achieved sales revenues of EUR 2.64 billion, employed 18,700 staff and was represented worldwide in 61 companies. Annually, approximately 8% of turnover is allocated to R&D.

      Wirecard media contact:   Wirecard AG  Jana Tilz  Tel.: +49-(0)-89-4424-1363  Email: jana.tilz@wirecard.com   Festo media contact:   Festo AG & Co. KG  Dr. Heinrich Frontzek  Tel: +49-(0)-711-347-1873  Email: heinrich.frontzek@festo.com  

     

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    Frost & Sullivan Lauds Keysight's Success in Developing a Broad T&M Product Portfolio to Fast-track IoT Product Deployment


    Keysight provides a best-in-class customer purchase experience by ensuring the right combination of hardware design and both modular and automated calibration procedures

    SANTA CLARA, California, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the test and measurement (T&M) industry for Internet of Things (IoT), Frost & Sullivan recognizes Keysight Technologies, Inc. with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Keysight has consolidated its position at the top of the leader board by basing its solution portfolio on its distinctive test equipment. It has combined high-quality equipment with the broadest format coverage across the product life cycle of IoT devices to ensure there are no dips in product performance or quality.

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    "Keysight is strongly focused on developing path-breaking technologies to support hardware design as well as modular and automated calibration procedures. It delivers an all-inclusive test solution while simultaneously focusing on a holistic hybrid approach with a combination of instruments in different form factors," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Mariano Kimbara. "The success of its solutions has cemented Keysight's market dominance, earning it almost 40% of the global market share in IoT Wireless Technologies."

    Keysight has hit upon the right combination of software and measurement expertise to offer greater insights to the IoT industry during IoT product research, manufacturing, and deployment. For instance, its EXM and UXM, which are one-box wireless testers, are ideal to support radio frequency (RF) measurements ranging from 300 MHz to 6 GHz. Its multi-layer protocol logging provides insights that can help enhance the battery life of IoT devices.

    The company also boasts four modular signal analyzers--M9393A, M9392A, M9391A, and N7109A--with a frequency range of 9 kHz to 27 GHz and 250 MHz of analysis bandwidth. They use indigenous superheterodyne technology, analog-to-digital converters (ADC), and digital signal processing (DSP) technologies to achieve high-resolution spectrum measurements. Keysight's standalone bench instruments for IoT include the MXA signal analyzers and MXG signal generators, which present a wide range of test capabilities supporting wireless local area network (WLAN) and ZigBee. Meanwhile, its PXA series of signal analyzers offers 160 MHz of modulation bandwidth up to a frequency of 50 GHz, and is in a leading position to address evolving testing needs for digital modulation analysis.

    "We are pleased to accept this award from Frost & Sullivan. Keysight's broad portfolio of solutions covers a wide range of IoT formats and helps our customers overcome critical design and test challenges," said Kailash Narayanan, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Devices.

    Keysight has made significant inroads into the design of simulation software. It has enhanced signal studio software, advanced design system (ADS) software and 89600 vector signal analysis (VSA) software with the waveform playback approach, which can customize test signals for test components and receivers. It facilitates configuration for test parameters with the representation of RF subsystems and employs a digital modulation tool for troubleshooting wireless setups. All these software tools enable IoT device designers to discover every side of a signal and improve even their most advanced IoT solutions.

    "Importantly, Keysight has a price-performance advantage over its competitors, as its product offerings accommodate the budgets of every organization without compromising quality," noted Kimbara. "Keysight brings to the market a cost-effective packet of test solutions that can test all the required standards and has the technical capability to support new standards."

    Keysight has ensured a burgeoning customer base with to its commitment to lowering the total cost of ownership and guaranteeing measurement continuity across benchtop, modular instruments, and wireless test sets. By covering the areas of RF design validation, manufacturing, automated calibration procedures, design and simulation software, Keysight has helped companies tackle the most challenging design and test issues. Its dedication to product development and overall customer centricity has made it richly deserving of the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award.

    "We appreciate the recognition from Frost & Sullivan. Keysight is committed to the growing IoT industry and we are enabling the ecosystem with solutions for the entire lifecycle meeting price, performance and form factor requirements," said Satish Dhanasekaran, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Devices and Operators industry segment.

    Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

    Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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    Keysight Technologies helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com [http://www.keysight.com/].

    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 [http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/register-form.pag?refpage=http%3A//www.frost.com/prod/servlet/frost-home.pag&SRC=Contact].

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    Xilinx Demonstrates Solutions for ADAS and Automated Driving at CAR-ELE Japan 2017Demonstrations include machine learning, computer vision and sensor fusion on Zynq SoC and Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices

    TOKYO, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. will demonstrate solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving (AD) at CAR-ELE Japan. Demonstrations will including machine learning, computer vision and sensor fusion on Xilinx's Zynq((R)) SoC and Zynq UltraScale+((TM)) MPSoC devices. Visit the Xilinx Booth E35-38 at CAR-ELE Japan, 18-20 January 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.

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    Xilinx and Ecosystem Demonstrations -Booth E35-38

    --  Deep Learning Using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) on Zynq
    UltraScale+ MPSoC  Demonstration showcases the use of the automotive
    industry's first 16nm Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC as an embedded computing
    platform for pedestrian detection using deep learning.
    --  Camera-based Driver Monitoring System - Presented by Fovio Real-time
    machine learning-based demonstration for head and eyelid tracking,
    combined with precision gaze direction measurement that allows reliable
    driver attention and driver state detection under a wide range of
    challenging real-world conditions.
    --  Multi-Camera System using Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging - Presented by
    Regulus, NEC Communication Systems, Ltd. and Linear Technology Sensor
    fusion demonstration implementing Ethernet-AVB in an automotive camera
    system. Using various camera modules based on the Zynq-7000 All
    Programmable SoC for image signal processing, object detection and
    distortion correction.
    --  Advanced Camera/Display-based E-Mirror System - Presented by Toyota
    Tsusho Electronics Corporation Demonstration of an e-mirror system based
    on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC shows an innovative way to replace
    conventional rear-view mirrors in cars or other vehicles. The system
    displays how multiple camera inputs are combined with a set of displays
    --  High-end Surround View System - Presented by Xylon Sensor fusion
    demonstration of an advanced surround view virtual flying camera system
    enabling drivers to smoothly transition perspective of a
    three-dimensional view of the vehicle.
    

    About Xilinx
    Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized - powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision and Industrial IoT. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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    Upland Software Announces Acquisition, Provides Positive Guidance Update and Raises Adjusted EBITDA Margin Target to 35%

    AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Upland Software, Inc. , a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, today announced that it has acquired Omtool, an award-winning enterprise document capture, fax, and workflow solution.

    "We are pleased to welcome Omtool and their valued customers and partners to Upland," said Jack McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Upland Software. "This strategic acquisition enhances our workflow automation and document management product family by adding powerful capture, security, and compliance capabilities and strengthens our position in the financial services, legal, and healthcare verticals."

    "Upland and Omtool power some of the most efficient organizations," said Karen Cummings, General Manager of Omtool. "We look forward to ensuring the ongoing success of Omtool customers, partners, and team by leveraging Upland's enterprise-class service, support, and cloud expertise."

    The purchase price paid for Omtool was $19.2 million (net of cash acquired), within Upland's target range of 5-8x pro forma Adjusted EBITDA. Upland expects the acquisition to generate approximately $11 million in revenue in 2017, subject to reductions for a deferred revenue discount as a result of GAAP purchase accounting. The transaction will be immediately accretive to Upland's Adjusted EBITDA per share.

    Business Outlook

    Upland today also announced that it expects total revenue and Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 to be at the upper end of previously-announced guidance ranges.

    In addition, for the quarter ending March 31, 2017, Upland expects reported total revenue to be in the range of $20.0 million to $20.8 million including recurring revenue in the range of $17.5 million to $18.1 million, for growth in recurring revenue of 17% at the mid-point over the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $5.0 million to $5.5 million, for an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 26% at the mid-point, representing growth of 162% at the mid-point over the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

    Finally, Upland today raised its long term Adjusted EBITDA margin target from 30% to 35%.

    "Q4 came in strong with continued success in expanding our customer relationships allowing us to affirm our healthy Q4 outlook and to provide record Q1 guidance that reflects both the Omtool acquisition and the continued growth in our core business," said Mr. McDonald. "Finally, we are raising our long term Adjusted EBITDA margin target to 35% to reflect the increased customer loyalty and operating efficiency we are seeing as we scale."

    The Cosine Group advised Upland Software on the Omtool transaction.

    About Upland Software

    Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Our family of applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and effectively engage with their customers, prospects and community via the web and mobile technologies. With more than 2,500 customers and over 250,000 users around the world, Upland Software solutions help customers run their operations smoothly, adapt to change quickly, and achieve better results every day. To learn more, visit www.uplandsoftware.com.

    About Omtool

    Omtool is a trusted partner for document capture, fax and workflow solutions. The company designs and builds software solutions that serve as the foundation for secure document process automation for customers that include some of the world's largest financial institutions, hundreds of healthcare providers and legal firms, and companies across virtually every industry.

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    To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use non-GAAP financial measures including Adjusted EBITDA.

    We use non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Our management believes that non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance and liquidity by excluding certain expenses and expenditures that may not be indicative of our recurring core business operating results, such as our revenues excluding the impact for foreign currency fluctuations or our operating performance excluding not only non-cash charges, but also discrete cash charges that are infrequent in nature. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. Non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to our historical performance and liquidity as well as comparisons to our competitors' operating results. We believe non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and they are used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the health of our business.

    Upland defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss), calculated in accordance with GAAP, plus net income (loss) from discontinued operations, depreciation and amortization expense, interest expense, net, other expense (income), net, provision for income taxes, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, non-recurring litigation costs, and purchase accounting adjustments for deferred revenue.

    For a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see Upland's earnings press releases filed on Form 8-K with the SEC and on the Investor Relations section of Upland's website at investor.uplandsoftware.com.

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    Attunity Signs $0.8 Million Agreement With Large Global Insurance Company to Enable New Data Lake InitiativeAttunity Replicate Selected to Enable Consolidated Reporting and Analytics for all Business Lines

    BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, January 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Attunity Ltd. , a leading provider of data integration and Big Data management software solutions, announced today that a global, multi-billion dollar insurance company (the "Customer") has signed an agreement for $0.8 million in license fees, services and five years of maintenance for Attunity Replicate [http://www.attunity.com/products/replicate ], which is expected to significantly enhance the performance of the Customer's recently implemented data lake analytics solution.

    The Customer will utilize Attunity Replicate to provide real-time data feeds into its data lake, a single repository for their enterprise-wide reporting and analytics, as well as to support quick data absorption for acquisitions - both highly strategic and important initiatives for the Customer.

    The Customer, who focuses on acquiring and managing insurance companies, as well as providing management, consulting and other services to the industry, originally evaluated Attunity Replicate Express as a free trial solution. The Customer then selected Attunity Replicate for its high-scale production use after experiencing how efficient and effective it is at ingesting data from various heterogeneous systems into a Hadoop platform, noting its automation, real-time capabilities and ease of use as key advantages.

    "This customer-engagement is yet another example of the strategic value that Attunity solutions bring to the table for key data lake initiatives currently taking place at large corporations in the world," stated Shimon Alon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Attunity. "We are proud to be a part of these critical projects that are helping companies bring their Big Data analytics capabilities to the next level, enabling more informed decision-making and better business insights for a competitive edge."

    About Attunity

    Attunity is a leading provider of Big Data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud [http://www.attunity.com/solutions/cloud-solutions ]. Our software solutions include data replication and distribution [http://www.attunity.com/products/attunity-replicate ], test data management [http://www.attunity.com/products/attunity-gold-client ], change data capture [http://www.attunity.com/products/attunity-cdc ] (CDC), data connectivity [http://www.attunity.com/products/attunity-connect/data-connectivity ], enterprise file replication [http://www.attunity.com/products/attunity-efr-r1-r ] (EFR), managed file transfer [http://www.attunity.com/products/attunity-mft-rmft ] (MFT), data warehouse automation [http://www.attunity.com/products/attunity-bi-ready ], data usage analytics [http://www.attunity.com/products/appfluent-visibility ], and cloud data delivery [http://www.attunitycloudbeam.com/?__hstc=48913913.b40a590e0e254565c05b57ae732c1d8d.1422629881819.1438177307110.1440170681978.38&__hssc=48913913.3.1440170681978&__hsfp=2589592026 ] .

    Attunity has supplied innovative software solutions to its enterprise-class customers for over 20 years and has successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide. Attunity provides software directly and indirectly through a number of partners such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners. For more information, visit http://www.attunity.com or our blog [http://www.attunity.com/blog ] and join our community on Twitter [http://www.twitter.com/attunity ], Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/attunity ], LinkedIn [http://linkd.in/attunity ] and YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/attunity ].

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    Attunity Ltd.



    Kinaxis Event Alert: SCM World to Present Webcast "Concurrency: The New Era of Supply Chain Planning"

    January 24 webcast with Kevin O'Marah to discuss recent research and insight on the future of planning

    OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Kinaxis(R) , provider of RapidResponse(R), delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications, is proud to host a live webcast based on recent SCM World Research that discusses how organizations are abandoning outdated, overly rigid supply chain planning processes and moving towards the future of planning: concurrency.

    Event Details:
    This live webinar takes place on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1 - 2:00 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. UTC

    Future supply chain leaders will look back at 2016 as the end of an era. Spurred by unprecedented disruption, volatility and technology evolution, leading organizations are abandoning outdated, overly rigid supply chain planning processes and moving towards the future of planning: concurrency.

    Join this live webcast with Kevin O'Marah, chief content officer, SCM World, as he shares predictions, insights, and best practices for achieving success in this new era of supply chain planning, including:

    --  Defining concurrent planning, the factors driving it and the three
    foundational capabilities it's built on
    --  Discussing the magnitude and pace of change expected in supply chain
    strategy, planning and decision-making; and
    --  Sharing the most innovative strategy and planning case study examples
    from leading supply chain organizations
    

    Registration is free. Reserve your spot for this complimentary webcast.

    For more Kinaxis news, follow Kinaxis on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or Facebook.

    About Kinaxis Inc.
    Kinaxis is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that enables our customers to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain operations. The supply chain planning and analytics capabilities of our product, RapidResponse, create the foundation for managing multiple, interconnected supply chain management processes. By using the single RapidResponse product instead of combining individual disparate software solutions, our customers gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions, and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies.

    Kinaxis

    CONTACT: Media Relations: Melissa Clow, Tel: (613) 592-5780 ext. 5513,
    mclow@kinaxis.com

    Web site: www.kinaxis.com/




    Sectra to Implement Unique Nationwide Telepathology Solution in the Netherlands

    LINKÖPING, Sweden, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra [http://www.sectra.com/](STO: SECT B) has signed a contract with the organization Pathology Projects (SPP) in the Netherlands to offer all 50 pathology labs in the country to connect to a shared telepathology solution. Sectra's cloud-based image-sharing solution will enable pathologists to efficiently share digital pathology images on a national scale. This is the first pathology project of its kind in the world.

    With the solution for efficient sharing of images, pathologists will be able to easily consult with other pathologists throughout the country or to ask for second opinions. The solution also makes a patient's previous images easily available, regardless of where the study was carried out. In addition, the solution makes information readily available for panel discussions and supports their execution. All in all, the nationwide telepathology solution could greatly improve cancer care in the Netherlands.

    The telepathology project was initiated by the Dutch Society of Pathologists (NVVP) and the nationwide network, Stichting PALGA. The project will be implemented by Sectra, together with the subcontractors Deutsche Telecom Healthcare Solutions and RAM IT. The Pathology Image Exchange solution is based upon a SaaS (Software as a Service) model. Pathology labs which choose to participate will be connected in the coming years.

    "Implementing a pathology solution on this scale requires integration between several different IT solutions throughout the 50 labs. Sectra's philosophy and proven track record of implementing standard-based integration is a core strength for us, which makes me extra proud to be part of this unique project," says Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra.

    Sectra's digital pathology solution

    Sectra provides a complete solution for primary diagnostics in pathology, including archiving and an advanced review workstation. The solution allows pathologists to make their diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case, thereby improving cancer care. Sectra's high-end review workstation provides pathologists with the right environment and tools to perform their work in a digital system and to reduce the pain-points associated with time-consuming and labor-intensive manual workflow. Sectra's digital pathology solution also allows seamless sharing of digital slides and patient data in multi-hospital environments, enhancing the workflows around consultations, frozen sections and second opinions. In the US, digital pathology for primary diagnostics is still pending FDA approval. Read more about Sectra's digital pathology solution [http://www.sectra.com/medical/pathology/index.html].

    CONTACT:

    For further information, please contact:

    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27

    Marie Ekström Trägardh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10

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    B Communications Ltd. Announces a Private Placement of NIS 118 Million Par Value of its Series C Debentures to Israeli Institutional Investors

    RAMAT-GAN, Israel, January 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    B Communications Ltd. , today announced a private placement of NIS 118,000,000 par value of its Series C Debentures to Israeli institutional investors for an aggregate consideration of approximately NIS 118 million (approximately US$ 31 million).

    The private placement was carried out as an increase to the outstanding Series C Debentures of B Communications, which were first issued in September 2016 and have identical terms.

    The transaction was conducted as a private placement to "classified"/"institutional" investors (as defined under the exemptions of section 15 of the Securities Law, 5728-1968 and the First Schedule of The Securities Law).

    The private placement was offered pursuant to Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. The newly issued Series C Debentures will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons unless they are registered under the Securities Act or an exemption from registration is available. Initial re-sales will be restricted by applicable securities laws.

    This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

    The issuance of the newly issued Series C Debentures is subject to: (a) the approval of Midroog Ltd., an Israeli rating company affiliated with Moody's, that the issuances will not cause a reduction in the Series C Debentures' Aa3.il rating; and (b) the listing of the additional debentures for trade on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; (c) the approval of the Israeli Tax Authority for a formula for calculating the adjusted discount rate for all Series C Debentures, for tax purposes. The Company expects such approvals soon.

    Doron Turgeman, CEO of B Communications commented: "We are very pleased with the results of the private placement and the vote of confidence from major Israeli institutional investors. We have repeatedly demonstrated our strong ability to raise debt from local investors quickly and effectively, and now we will continue creating value to our shareholders in 2017."

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the industry, changes in the regulatory and legal compliance environments in the industries it is engaged, the failure to manage growth and other risks detailed from time to time in B Communications' filings with the Securities Exchange Commission, including B Communications' Annual Report on Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.

    For further information, please contact: Idit Cohen - IR Manager idit@igld.com / Tel: +972-3-924-0000 Hadas Friedman - Investor Relations Hadas@km-ir.co.il / Tel: +972-3-516-7620

    B Communications Ltd.



    Frost & Sullivan Lauds Keysight's Success in Developing a Broad T&M Product Portfolio to Fast-track IoT Product DeploymentKeysight provides a best-in-class customer purchase experience by ensuring the right combination of hardware design and both modular and automated calibration procedures

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the test and measurement (T&M) industry for Internet of Things (IoT), Frost & Sullivan recognizes Keysight Technologies, Inc. with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Keysight has consolidated its position at the top of the leader board by basing its solution portfolio on its distinctive test equipment. It has combined high-quality equipment with the broadest format coverage across the product life cycle of IoT devices to ensure there are no dips in product performance or quality.

    Click here to view the multimedia release - http://bit.ly/2jfExC6

    "Keysight is strongly focused on developing path-breaking technologies to support hardware design as well as modular and automated calibration procedures. It delivers an all-inclusive test solution while simultaneously focusing on a holistic hybrid approach with a combination of instruments in different form factors," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Mariano Kimbara. "The success of its solutions has cemented Keysight's market dominance, earning it almost 40% of the global market share in IoT Wireless Technologies."

    Keysight has hit upon the right combination of software and measurement expertise to offer greater insights to the IoT industry during IoT product research, manufacturing, and deployment. For instance, its EXM and UXM, which are one-box wireless testers, are ideal to support radio frequency (RF) measurements ranging from 300 MHz to 6 GHz. Its multi-layer protocol logging provides insights that can help enhance the battery life of IoT devices.

    The company also boasts four modular signal analyzers--M9393A, M9392A, M9391A, and N7109A--with a frequency range of 9 kHz to 27 GHz and 250 MHz of analysis bandwidth. They use indigenous superheterodyne technology, analog-to-digital converters (ADC), and digital signal processing (DSP) technologies to achieve high-resolution spectrum measurements. Keysight's standalone bench instruments for IoT include the MXA signal analyzers and MXG signal generators, which present a wide range of test capabilities supporting wireless local area network (WLAN) and ZigBee. Meanwhile, its PXA series of signal analyzers offers 160 MHz of modulation bandwidth up to a frequency of 50 GHz, and is in a leading position to address evolving testing needs for digital modulation analysis.

    "We are pleased to accept this award from Frost & Sullivan. Keysight's broad portfolio of solutions covers a wide range of IoT formats and helps our customers overcome critical design and test challenges," said Kailash Narayanan, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Devices.

    Keysight has made significant inroads into the design of simulation software. It has enhanced signal studio software, advanced design system (ADS) software and 89600 vector signal analysis (VSA) software with the waveform playback approach, which can customize test signals for test components and receivers. It facilitates configuration for test parameters with the representation of RF subsystems and employs a digital modulation tool for troubleshooting wireless setups. All these software tools enable IoT device designers to discover every side of a signal and improve even their most advanced IoT solutions.

    "Importantly, Keysight has a price-performance advantage over its competitors, as its product offerings accommodate the budgets of every organization without compromising quality," noted Kimbara. "Keysight brings to the market a cost-effective packet of test solutions that can test all the required standards and has the technical capability to support new standards."

    Keysight has ensured a burgeoning customer base with to its commitment to lowering the total cost of ownership and guaranteeing measurement continuity across benchtop, modular instruments, and wireless test sets. By covering the areas of RF design validation, manufacturing, automated calibration procedures, design and simulation software, Keysight has helped companies tackle the most challenging design and test issues. Its dedication to product development and overall customer centricity has made it richly deserving of the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award.

    "We appreciate the recognition from Frost & Sullivan. Keysight is committed to the growing IoT industry and we are enabling the ecosystem with solutions for the entire lifecycle meeting price, performance and form factor requirements," said Satish Dhanasekaran, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Devices and Operators industry segment.

    Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

    Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

    About Keysight Technologies

    Keysight Technologies helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

    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:

    Chiara Carella
    P: +44 (0) 207.343.8314
    F: 210.348.1003
    E: chiara.carella@frost.com

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    Frost & Sullivan

    Web site: http://www.frost.com/




    Magna Announces Outlook

    AURORA, Ontario, January 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Expect Continued Sales Growth - Over $43 Billion in Total Sales by 2019 

    - Strong Free Cash Flow Generation Anticipated Over Next Three Years 

    Magna International Inc. today announced its financial outlook for 2017, along with sales expectations for 2019. In this outlook we have assumed no material unannounced acquisitions or divestitures. In addition, we have assumed that foreign exchange rates for the most common currencies in which we conduct business relative to our U.S. dollar reporting currency will approximate year end 2016 rates.

    OUTLOOK 

    2017 2019 Light Vehicle Production (Units) North America 17.7 million 18.4 million Europe 21.7 million 22.5 million Production Sales $20.4 - $21.2 North America $19.2 - $19.8 billion billion $10.1 - $10.7 Europe $8.7 - $9.1 billion billion $3.2 - $3.5 Asia $2.2 - $2.4 billion billion $0.4 - $0.6 Rest of World $0.3 - $0.4 billion billion Total Production $34.1 - $36.0 Sales $30.4 - $31.7 billion billion $6.6 - $7.1 Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales $2.7 - $3.0 billion billion $43.5 - $46.2 Total Sales $36.0 - $37.7 billion billion EBIT Margin(1) Approximately 8% Approximately $90 Interest Expense million Tax Rate 25% - 26% Approximately $2 Capital Spending billion (1) Earnings Before Interest and Taxes ("EBIT") represents Net Income before income taxes and interest expense, net. EBIT Margin is the ratio of EBIT to Total Sales.

    "Magna has a long history of above-market sales growth, and 2016 was no exception. As we look forward over the next three years, we expect our sales to continue to outpace industry production. Longer term, we believe our capabilities and new innovations, together with our deep customer relationships, will position us for continued growth as a preferred supplier for the 'Car of the Future'."

    - Don Walker, Magna's Chief Executive Officer 

    "We have made good progress in improving our margins over the last number of years. We believe there is potential for further margin progress by 2019, across each of our reporting segments. We expect to translate our sales growth, margins and solid returns into strong free cash flow generation over the next three years."   - Vince Galifi, Magna's Chief Financial Officer 

    We will be making a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1:20 p.m. EST during which we will review the details of our Outlook. The presentation will be webcast and available on our website at www.magna.com [http://www.magna.com ]. The slides accompanying the presentation will be available on our website Wednesday morning by 7:00 a.m. EST.

    About Magna1

    We are a leading global automotive supplier with 312 manufacturing operations and 98 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 155,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. We have complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing expertise, as well as product capabilities which include body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, active driver assistance, vision, closure and roof systems. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit our website at www.magna.com [http://www.magna.com ].

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, including, but not limited to, statements relating to: Magna's forecasts of light vehicle production in North America and Europe; expected consolidated sales, based on such light vehicle production volumes; production sales, including expected split by segment, in its North America, Europe, Asia and Rest of World segments; complete vehicle assembly sales; consolidated EBIT margin, net interest expense; effective income tax rate; fixed asset expenditures; sales and margin growth; as well as free cash flow generation.  The forward-looking information in this document is presented for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements may include financial and other projections, as well as statements regarding our future plans, objectives or economic performance, or the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing, and other statements that are not recitations of historical fact. We use words such as  may, would, could, should, will, likely, expect, anticipate, believe, intend, plan, forecast, outlook, project, estimate and similar  expressions suggesting future outcomes or events to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us, and are based on assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and the effects of which can be difficult to predict, including, without limitation: the potential for a deterioration of economic conditions or an extended period of economic uncertainty; a decline in consumer confidence, which would be expected to result in lower production volume levels; economic or political uncertainty, including as a result of the U.K.'s potential exit from the European Union; legal claims and/or regulatory actions against us, including without limitation any proceedings that may arise out of our global review focused on anti-trust risk; underperformance of one or more of our operating divisions; ongoing pricing pressures, including our ability to offset price concessions demanded by our customers; our ability to successfully launch material new or takeover business; restructuring, downsizing and/or other significant non-recurring costs; our ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate acquisitions or achieve anticipated synergies; our ability to conduct appropriate due diligence on acquisition targets; an increase in our risk profile as a result of completed  acquisitions; shifts in market share away from our top customers; shifts in market shares among vehicles or vehicle segments, or shifts away from vehicles on which we have significant content; inability to sustain or grow our business; risks of conducting business in foreign markets, including China, India, Eastern Europe, Brazil and other non-traditional markets for us; fluctuations in relative currency values; a prolonged disruption in the supply of components to us from our suppliers; work stoppages and labour relations disputes; scheduled shutdowns of our customers' production facilities (typically in the third and fourth quarters of each calendar year); our ability to successfully compete with other automotive suppliers; a reduction in outsourcing by our customers or the loss of a material production or assembly program; the termination or non-renewal by our customers of any material production purchase order; our ability to consistently develop innovative products or processes; exposure to, and ability to offset, volatile commodities prices; warranty and recall costs; restructuring actions by OEMs, including plant closures; shutdown of our or our customers' or sub-suppliers' production facilities due to a labour disruption; risk of production disruptions due to natural disasters or catastrophic event; the security and reliability of our information technology systems; pension liabilities; changes in our mix of earnings between jurisdictions with lower tax rates and those with higher tax rates, as well as our ability to fully benefit tax losses; impairment charges related to goodwill, long-lived assets and deferred tax assets; other potential tax exposures; changes in credit ratings assigned to us; changes in laws and governmental regulations; costs associated with compliance with environmental laws and regulations; liquidity risks; inability to achieve future investment returns that equal or exceed past returns; the unpredictability of, and fluctuation in, the trading price of our Common Shares; and other factors set out in our Annual Information Form filed with securities commissions in Canada and our annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and subsequent filings. In evaluating forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, and readers should specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we do not intend, nor do we undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.

    __________________________ 1 Manufacturing operations, product development, engineering and sales centres and employee figures include certain equity-accounted operations.

      Investor Contact:  Louis Tonelli,  Vice-President, Investor Relations  louis.tonelli@magna.com  905.726.7035   Media Contact:  Tracy Fuerst  Director of Corporate Communications & PR  tracy.fuerst@magna.com  248.631.5396   Webcast Contact:  Nancy Hansford  Executive Assistant  Investor Relations  nancy.hansford@magna.com  905.726.7108 

     

    Magna International Inc.



    China Digital TV Provides Update on the Sale of its Interests in Super TV

    BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), one of the leading providers of cloud-based application platforms and conditional access systems which enable China's digital cable television market to offer and secure diversified content services, today provided a further update on the pending sale of its interests in Beijing Super TV Co., Ltd. ("Super TV"), as held by Golden Benefit Technology Limited ("Golden Benefit"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

    Pursuant to the previously disclosed Equity Transfer Agreement dated November 7, 2016 (the "ETA") and Supplemental Agreement to Equity Transfer Agreement dated December 28, 2016 (the "SA"), the Company has received, through its Chinese affiliate, an amount equal to RMB610 million less the previously received deposit, from Changxing Bao Li Rui Xin Technology Co., Ltd. (the "Buyer"). Super TV has also completed the change of its business registration with the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce, as provided in the SA.

    Pursuant to the SA, the Buyer is required to proceed with the procedures for converting the RMB610 million into US dollars and paying such converted amount to an offshore account designated by Golden Benefit, as soon as possible but in any event no later than September 30, 2017. Until the completion of the currency exchange and payment, the amount is required to be held in the onshore account of the Company's Chinese affiliate.

    The transaction is expected to close once the Buyer coverts the RMB610 million into US dollars and pays such amount to an offshore account designated by Golden Benefit. The closing of the transaction (the "Closing") is subject to certain conditions precedent, including the approval required under policies of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. There is no assurance that all conditions precedent to the Closing will be satisfied or waived.

    China Digital TV's press releases regarding its proposed sale of its interests in Super TV and SEC filings can be found on the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

    About China Digital TV

    Founded in 2004, China Digital TV enables television network operators to manage, extend and diversify content services across households and public areas in China. China Digital TV is the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms to Chinese cable operators, helping them to effectively bring mobile gaming apps and other entertainment options to household television sets, and extend cable programming outside the home to any mobile device. China Digital TV is also the leading provider of Conditional Access ("CA") systems in China's digital television market. CA systems enable television network operators to secure the delivery of content to their subscribers. The Company has existing cooperation with nearly all of China's cable television operators.

    For more information please visit the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

    These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the expected closing of the sale of the Company's interests in Super TV and statements regarding the outlook and comments by management about trends in the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries in the PRC and China Digital TV's strategic and operational plans and future market positions. China Digital TV may also make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about China Digital TV's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from projections contained or implied in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: competition in the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries in the PRC and the impact of such competition on prices, our ability to implement our business strategies, changes in technology, the progress of the television digitalization in the PRC, the structure of the cable television industry or television viewer preferences, changes in PRC laws, regulations or policies with respect to the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries, including the extent of non-PRC companies' participation in such industries, and changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in the PRC, including the government's policies with respect to economic growth, foreign exchange and foreign investment.

    Further information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. China Digital TV does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.
    Nan Hao
    Investor Relations Manager
    Tel: +86-10-6297-1199 x 9780
    Email: ir@chinadtv.cn

    ICR, Inc.
    Xueli Song
    Tel: +1 (646) 328-1950
    Email: stv@icrinc.com

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    China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

    Web site: http://ir.chinadtv.cn/




    Accenture Survey: One in Three Cyberattacks Result in a Security Breach, Yet Most Canadian Organizations Remain Confident in Their Ability to Protect Themselves

    Survey indicates overconfidence may be putting organizations at higher risk for attacks

    TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - A new security survey from Accenture finds that in the past twelve months, roughly one in three targeted attacks resulted in an actual security breach, which equates to three effective attacks per month for the average Canadian company. Still, about two-thirds of Canadians surveyed are confident in their ability to protect their enterprises from cyberattacks.

    In the report titled "Building Confidence: Facing the Cybersecurity Conundrum", Accenture surveyed 2,000 enterprise security practitioners, including 124 in Canada, representing companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more in 15 countries about their perceptions of cyber risks, the effectiveness of current security efforts and the adequacy of existing investments. The survey reveals that the length of time taken to detect these security breaches often compounds the problem, as more than half of Canadian executives (52 percent) disclose that it takes months to detect sophisticated breaches, and as many as a third of all successful breaches are not discovered at all by the security team.

    "Cyberattacks are a constant operational reality across every industry today and our survey reveals that catching criminal behavior requires more than the best practices and perspectives of the past. There needs to be a fundamentally different approach to security protection starting with identifying and prioritizing key company assets across the entire value chain," said Russell Thomas, Canadian cybersecurity lead for Accenture. "It is also clear that the need for organizations to take a comprehensive end-to-end approach to digital security -- one that integrates cyber defense deeply into the enterprise -- has never been greater."

    What has Been Done in the Past is not Working

    Out with the old and in with the new is easier said than done, especially when it comes to embracing new technologies or cyber defense tools.

    --  While Canadian survey respondents say internal breaches have the
    greatest impact, 62 percent prioritize heightened capabilities in
    perimeter-based controls instead of pivoting to address high-impact
    internal threats.
    --  Research findings further show that most Canadian companies do not have
    effective technology in place to monitor for cyberattacks and are
    focused on risks and outcomes that have not kept pace with the threat.
    --  Slightly less than one-third (29 percent) of Canadian respondents say
    they are competent in business-relevant threat monitoring; 52 percent
    are confident in their ability to monitor for breaches, and 48 percent
    say the same about minimizing disruptions.
    

    Getting Smarter about Security Spending

    Recent high-profile cyberattacks have driven significant increases in cybersecurity awareness and spending. Yet, the sentiment among those surveyed suggests Canadian organizations will continue to pursue the same countermeasures instead of investing in new and different security controls to mitigate threats.

    --  For example, given extra budget, 46 percent to 54 percent of Canadian
    respondents would "double down" on their current cybersecurity spending
    priorities - even though those investments have not significantly
    deterred regular and ongoing breaches.
    --  These priorities for Canadian companies include protecting the company's
    reputation (54 percent), safeguarding company information (56 percent),
    and protecting customer data (50 percent). Compared to the global
    average, Canadian companies exhibit higher confidence in their ability
    to perform every capability.
    --  Far fewer Canadian companies would invest the extra funds in efforts
    that would directly affect their bottom line, such as mitigating against
    financial losses (20 percent) or investing in cybersecurity training (22
    percent).
    

    Key country highlights from the report include:

    --  Overall, it takes longer to spot a breach in the US and the UK with over
    a quarter of organizations taking a year or more to detect a successful
    attack. (30 percent in the US; 26 percent in the UK).
    --  Organizations in Canada (52 percent), Germany (52 percent) and the UK
    (50 percent) are the most confident in monitoring for breaches compared
    to the global average (38 percent).
    --  Organizations in France, Australia and the US are among the least
    confident in their ability to monitor for a breach compared to the
    global average.
    --  Organizations in France spend the most (9.4 percent) of their total IT
    budget on cybersecurity compared to the global average of 8.2 percent.
    Organizations in Canada are among those who spend the lowest amount of
    their IT budget on cybersecurity (7.3 percent).
    

    For more information on steps organizations can take to effectively deal with cyber threats, visit: www.accenture.com/cybersecurityreport.

    Accenture Security helps organizations build resilience from the inside out, so they can confidently focus on innovation and growth. Leveraging its global network of cybersecurity labs, deep industry understanding across client value chains and services that span the security lifecycle, Accenture protects organization's valuable assets, end-to-end. With services that include strategy and risk management, cyber defense, digital identity, application security and managed security, Accenture enables businesses around the world to defend against known sophisticated threats, and the unknown. Follow us @AccentureSecure on Twitter or visit the Accenture Security blog.

    About Accenture
    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network - Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 394,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

    Accenture

    CONTACT: Theresa Ebden, Accenture, 416-358-6741,
    Theresa.ebden@accenture.com

    Web site: http://www.accenture.ca/




    Digimarc's End-to-End Retail Solutions Drive Greater Efficiency and EngagementShowcases Progressive Partner Ecosystem at NRF 2017

    BEAVERTON, Ore. and NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NRF Booth #4402 - At this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) "Big Show," Digimarc Corporation is highlighting its expanding universe of retail solutions, all of which are built on the Intuitive Computing Platform((TM)) (ICP), a suite of technologies helping retailers improve front-of-store efficiency, promote omni-channel sales, improve shelf program compliance, and enhance loss prevention efforts. Digimarc will be showcasing numerous demonstrations of its growing partner ecosystem and the integration of Digimarc technology into every stage of the value chain. The 2017 NRF show is being held at the Javits Center in New York City, January 15-17.

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    Booth demonstrations will highlight Digimarc's partnerships with leading scanning and machine vision systems, enabled variable measure devices, and major product packaging print partners. Enhanced packages of retail customers, such as Wegmans Food Markets and New Seasons Market, will be on display. Visitors can participate in a friendly scanning competition, with a real-time leaderboard and daily prizes for the fastest scan.

    Demonstrations of Digimarc technology will be featured in the Digimarc Booth #4402 and in several partner exhibits at the show including:

    --  Improving Product Identification for Retailers with GS1 US: Digimarc and
    GS1 US have a broad collaboration to help the industries served by GS1
    US to make effective use of Digimarc Barcode.
    --  Serialization and Track and Trace Solutions featuring Link Technology
    from HP Inc. (Booth 2543): Serialization and track and trace solutions
    for counterfeit deterrence and brand protection.
    --  Variable-Weight Solutions from Bizerba (Booth 3783): Many grocery
    purchases involve variable-weight items, such as deli meats and seafood.
    Bizerba, a leading manufacturer of retail scales, slicers and
    weigh-price labeling equipment for grocery, will demonstrate
    variable-weight product labels enhanced with Digimarc Barcode.
    --  Efficient Inventory Management featuring Bossa Nova: The Bossa Nova
    robot will be at the Digimarc Booth demonstrating its ability to
    accurately monitor on-shelf inventory with Digimarc Barcode.
    --  Direct Store Delivery featuring Scandit: Scandit provides rapidly
    deployable mobile data capture solutions for retailers that now include
    the capability to read Digimarc Barcodes. Digimarc is working with
    Scandit on their Flow Platform to build enterprise mobile apps for
    barcode scanning.
    --  Interactive Price Checking & Consumer Engagement with Aila Technologies
    (Booth 1236): Aila is a maker of barcode scanning hardware for use on
    Apple mobile devices. Aila utilizes Digimarc's mobile SDK and will
    demonstrate their Interactive Scanning Kiosk in the Digimarc booth.
    --  Enhanced Packaging: Digimarc Barcode-enhanced product packaging from
    brands such as Wegmans, New Seasons, Perrigo, Kimberly Clark Depends, GI
    Joe's Coffee, Allerpet and Plastipak will be on display.
    --  Front-of-Store Efficiency Featuring Retail Scanner Solutions: Leading
    original equipment manufacturers (OEM) will have demonstrations of the
    latest in-counter and handheld scanners including:
    --  Datalogic (Booth 3827): Datalogic was the first manufacturer to
    implement and deploy Digimarc Barcode, and will showcase the latest
    in retail scanners, industrial mobile computers, and handheld
    scanners.
    --  NCR (Booth 3405): NCR helped pioneer the first barcode scanners in
    1974, and will feature new offerings at NRF that support 1D, 2D,
    mobile barcodes, and Digimarc Barcode.
    --  Honeywell (Booth 3163): Honeywell will feature its latest Xenon(TM)
    1902 handheld scanners including Digimarc Barcode scanning
    capabilities to help retailers improve cashier safety and checkout
    times.
    --  Zebra (Booth 1603): Zebra offers fully-integrated solutions,
    including Digimarc-enabled in-counter and handheld devices, that
    significantly reduce checkout time by increasing the average number
    of items scanned per minute.
    --  Consumer Engagement featuring Shazam: The Digimarc platform provides
    unprecedented consumer engagement via smartphones. One of the world's
    foremost discovery applications for smartphones, Shazam has integrated
    Digimarc Discover software to create "Visual Shazam" as part of its
    Shazam for Brands solution - turning what customers see into
    opportunities to explore, engage and purchase products with their
    smartphones. Examples of Shazam's visual activations by leading brands
    will be showcased in the Digimarc booth.
    

    About Digimarc
    Digimarc Corporation , based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the inventor of the Digimarc Discover(R) software featuring the imperceptible Digimarc Barcodes for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media. The platform enables industrial scanners, smartphones, tablets and other computer interfaces to reliably, efficiently and economically identify traditional barcoded items, along with many other media objects. Digimarc Barcodes are imperceptible to people and do all that visible barcodes do, but perform better. These remarkable capabilities have allowed Digimarc and its business partners to supply a wide range of patented consumer engagement, media management and security solutions across multiple consumer and government industry sectors. Digimarc owns an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media object discovery, and intuitive computing more generally. For more information and the latest news, please visit www.digimarc.com and follow on Twitter at @Digimarc.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/digimarcs-end-to-end-retail-solutions-drive-greater-efficiency-and-engagement-300389165.html

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160106/319963LOGO Digimarc Corporation

    CONTACT: Gary Grossman, Edelman PR, pr@digimarc.com, 503-471-6868

    Web site: http://www.digimarc.com/




    TE Connectivity to Report Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results on January 25, 2017

    SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity Ltd. will report fiscal 2017 first quarter results before trading begins on January 25, 2017. The company will hold a conference call for investors at 8:30 a.m. ET. The call can be accessed in the following ways:

    --  At TE Connectivity's website: http://investors.te.com.
    --  By telephone: For both "listen-only" participants and those participants
    who wish to take part in the question-and-answer portion of the call,
    the dial-in number in the United States is (800) 230-1059, and for
    international callers, the dial-in number is (612) 234-9959.
    --  An audio replay of the conference call will be available beginning at
    10:30 a.m. ET on January 25, 2017, and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on
    February 1, 2017. The dial-in number for participants in the United
    States is (800) 475-6701. For participants outside the United States,
    the dial-in number is (320) 365-3844. The replay access code for all
    callers is 414794.
    

    ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
    TE Connectivity is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our commitment to innovation enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. TE's unmatched breadth of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest of environments, helps build a safer, greener, smarter and more connected world. With 75,000 people - including more than 7,000 engineers - working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, we help ensure that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS - www.TE.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/te-connectivity-to-report-fiscal-2017-first-quarter-results-on-january-25-2017-300388660.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/337029/te_connectivity_ltd__logo.jpg TE Connectivity Ltd.

    CONTACT: Media Relations: B.J. Talley, TE Connectivity, 610-893-9553,
    bj.talley@te.com ; Investor Relations: Sujal Shah, TE Connectivity,
    610-893-9790, Sujal.shah@te.com

    Web site: http://www.te.com/




    Bonita Unified School District Lights Campuses with SunPower(R) Solar3.9 Megawatts of SunPower(R) Helix(TM) Systems Expected to Save Millions in Electricity Costs Over 30 Years

    SAN JOSE and SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bonita Unified School District (BUSD) and SunPower Corp. celebrate the near completion of multiple SunPower(R) Helix(TM) solar systems across 13 school sites in California's San Gabriel Valley with a community ribbon-cutting event at San Dimas High School today, January 11, 2017, 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

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    A combination of carports, shade structures and fixed-tilt systems will total 3.9 megawatts. The Helix systems are complete with SunPower(R) EnergyLink(TM) software, a comprehensive, powerful energy intelligence software (EIS) for solar which quantifies real-time demand charge savings, and identifies demand peaks and savings opportunities. BUSD expects to save more than $26 million in electricity costs over 30 years by switching to solar.

    "The money saved over the next 30 years will be used to support the educational programs of the District," said Assistant Superintendent Ann Sparks. "SunPower was selected because they provide the industry's best power and product warranty, system maintenance, and value pricing. We are very happy to be working with them."

    The SunPower(R) Helix(TM) systems installed at the school sites are expected to generate more than 6 million kilowatt hours of clean solar energy each year. Over 30 years, this would equate to removing nearly 26,000 cars from the road according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator. To finance the majority of the project, the District secured U.S. Department of Treasury clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs), which are available to certain entities, primarily in the public sector, to finance renewable energy projects. BUSD also owns the renewable energy credits associated with the systems. About $2 million of the cost will be supplied through Measure AB funds, which voters approved in 2008.

    "We're thrilled to celebrate BUSD's commitment to a clean energy future with SunPower's high efficiency, high reliability solar," said Bill Kelly, SunPower vice president. "It's rewarding to see a district like BUSD reduce electricity costs through solar power, while demonstrating the incredible potential of renewable energy to their students, the energy that will power their future."

    A leader in delivering innovative energy solutions to California school districts, SunPower has installed more than 135 megawatts in 30 districts. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), this is enough to power 33,750 average California homes.

    About Bonita Unified School District

    Bonita Unified School District serves 10,230 students from the La Verne, San Dimas, and surrounding communities with comprehensive educational services on thirteen campuses. The District is known for innovative educational practices, strong athletic and arts programs, and successful business practices that have saved taxpayer dollars while still providing a well-rounded education for all students.

    About SunPower

    As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.

    SunPower's Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding expected project timelines, projected energy output, and expected cost savings. These forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions, expectations and beliefs and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that may cause results, performance or achievement to materially differ from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: regulatory changes and the availability of economic incentives promoting use of solar energy, challenges inherent in constructing and maintaining certain of our large projects, and fluctuations or declines in the performance of our solar panels and other products and solutions. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is included in filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from time to time, including our most recent report on Form 10-K, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC or on the SEC Filings section of our Investor Relations website at investors.sunpowercorp.com. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events.

    (C)2017 SunPower Corporation. All Rights Reserved. SUNPOWER, the SUNPOWER logo, ENERGYLINK and HELIX are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunPower Corporation in the U.S. and other countries as well.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bonita-unified-school-district-lights-campuses-with-sunpower-solar-300389167.html

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150713/235415LOGO SunPower Corp.

    CONTACT: Ann Sparks, Assistant Superintendent Business, Bonita Unified
    School District, Sparks@bonita.k12.ca.us, 909-971-8200; or Amy Smith,
    Corporate Communications, SunPower, amy.smith@sunpower.com, 408-457-2718

    Web site: http://newsroom.sunpower.com/
    https://www.sunpower.com/




    ClearOne Appoints MultiPoint Ltd. of Israel as Manufacturer's Rep


    MultiPoint Becomes the Newest Manufacturer's Representative for ClearOne's Full Line of Audio and Visual Communication Solutions.

    SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne , a global provider of audio visual communication solutions, today announced its Manufacturer's Representative agreement with MultiPoint Ltd.; enabling them to represent, throughout Israel, ClearOne's full line of best-in-class solutions for Professional Conferencing Audio and Professional Microphones, Video Collaboration, and Network Media Streaming.

    "Multipoint has a well-deserved reputation in Israel for supportive relationships with all their channel partners which makes them an ideal partner to represent ClearOne audio and video solutions," said Zee Hakimoglu ,ClearOne President and CEO.

    "Our technical strengths and deep knowledge of the markets we serve sync perfectly with ClearOne's industry-leading solutions," Ricardo Resnik, Founder and Managing Partner of MultiPoint states. "We look forward to this partnership with ClearOne, and the shared vision of support; working alongside customers throughout the entire sales process."

    About MultiPoint
    MultiPoint is a leading distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, providing the Israeli channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. MultiPoint operates through a network of reseller partners, including VARs, OEMs, systems integrators, ASPs and ISPs, offering them a single point of expertise and assistance as they deliver solutions to improve the efficiency of modern business. Visit MultiPoint at http://www.multipoint.co.il [http://www.multipoint.co.il/].

    About ClearOne
    ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, and network streaming & signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced, comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability. Visit ClearOne at www.clearone.com [http://www.clearone.com/].

    Contact:
    ClearOne Marketing
    +1-801-975-7200
    marketing@clearone.com [mailto:marketing@clearone.com]
    http://investors.clearone.com [http://investors.clearone.com/]



    ClearOne

    Web site: http://www.clearone.com/

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