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What’s New for Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017

Shanghai, China, July 21, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Organized by UBM China, Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 is going to take place at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on September 5-7, 2017.  This year, the overall scale and the quality of the event will be superior to the previous one thanks to the debut of Interop in Shanghai. Cloud computing service and solution providers and networking enterprises will congregate to meet IT leaders like CIOs and CTOs from end users in finance, e-commerce, FMCG, retail, education, manufacture, rail transit, national defense, etc. A new round of discussion over cloud computing and networking’ technical innovation and practical application is definitely to be brought by eminent speakers in China and foreign countries.

Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 will include various simultaneous activities like keynote speech, workshops, conference tracks, the enterprise CIO forum, matchmaking event, etc, which can further enhance the participation value for attendees and exhibitors. The exhibitors will both showcase the latest technical products and services and have a chance to interact with potential clients and their counterparts.

Eminent Speakers & Hot Topics
So far, many global eminent speakers have confirmed to share theirs insights and interpretation for cloud computing trend and practices at Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017. Conference tracks this year will focus on six parts: Industrial Application, Cloud Native Technologies & Practices, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Software Defined Data Center & Cloud Management Platform, Internet of Things+ and Cloud & Network Security. Part of the speakers are like the following:

— Jacky Zhang, Strategy Development GM, LeCloud;
— Song Lin, Project Manager/Data Scientist, Petrochina;
— Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, North America West, Red Hat;
— Richard Hou (PHD), Chief Cloud Strategy Consultant, Huawei;
— Shen Li, VP Engineering, PingCAP;
— Fang Li, Founder & CEO, CloudChef;
— Yuebin Shen, VP of R&D, Anchora Information Technologies, Ltd;
— Kai Zhou, Vice President, NSFocus;
— Uday Oali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst;
— Haiming Yang, Chief Architect, JD.com.

Click here to see the updated conference agenda:
http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/en-us/Agenda

Sponsors & Exhibitors At-a-Glance
Leading brands in cloud computing and networking industry will be seen at the exhibition area at Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 like Shanghai Yovole Networks lnc., Guangdong Hotwon Network Co.,Ltd, Beijing Big Data Group, Beijing Internet Harbor Co., Ltd., Ixia, FIBERHOME, Shanghai Cloudguarding Information&Technology Co.,LTD, OPEN01 TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Singtel, PingCAP, Ping An Technology(Shenzhen)Co.Ltd, NSFOCUS Cloud, iTech Towers, ModuleTek, Zoho, Nubosh Technology Inc., DYXnet Group, iTrusChina Co.,Ltd., etc.

Click here and register to meet the above enterprises for free:
http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/exhibitionen/

You can also register to attend the conferences during Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 and the discount for conference tickets are still available till the commencement of the event. http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/en/

Contact Us:
Mr. Derren Gong
(86-21) 6157 7250
derren.gong@ubm.com

Mr. Alex Sun
(86-21) 6157 3948
alex.sun@ubm.com

Ms. Kico Wang
(86-21) 6157 7241
kico.wang@ubm.com

Source: UBM China

Microsemi Announces General Availability of Engineering Samples for its Lowest Power, Cost-Optimized Mid-Range PolarFire FPGAs

Hong Kong, China, July 20, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its PolarFire#8482; field programmable gate array (FPGA) engineering samples (ES) are available for ordering. The PolarFire FPGA family provides the lowest power, cost-optimized mid-range devices spanning from 100K logic elements (LEs) to 500K LEs. Its PolarFire#8482; Evaluation Kit, already shipping to key customers, is also available for ordering from the company and its distribution channels. In addition, Microsemi’s Libero#8482; SoC PolarFire Design Suite has been updated with version 1.1 Service Pack 1 enabling design starts for the broad customer base, together with key quick start demonstration designs for rapid evaluation and prototyping.

Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGA ES devices, which feature 12.7G transceivers and offer up to 50 percent lower power than competing mid-range FPGAs, have shipped to early access program (EAP) customers since February and are now available for all customers. The FPGA product family is ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

“After successfully shipping initial ES devices and hardware kits in February to our early access and select tier-one customers for system integration and advanced evaluation, we are pleased to reach another key milestone in the PolarFire family rollout by making ES and a high-performance evaluation platform available to our broader customer base,” said Shakeel Peera, senior director of SoC product marketing, at Microsemi. “The release of the evaluation kit allows customers to port complex designs and test out advanced features—including 12 Gbps package protocols, high-speed DDR3/4 memory interfaces and general purpose input/outputs (IOs)—as well as complex signal and waveform processing, all in the industry’s lowest power, cost-optimized midrange FPGA.”

Multiple demo reference designs are available now with full design files for Libero SoC PolarFire targeting the PolarFire Evaluation Kit, including JESD204B Interface, PCI Express (PCIe) Endpoint, 10GBASE-R Ethernet Loopback, DSP FIR Filter and Multi-Rate Transceiver Demo, with additional reference designs planned over the coming months.

Microsemi’s PolarFire Evaluation Kit is a comprehensive platform for evaluating the company’s recently introduced PolarFire FPGAs and is well-suited for high-speed transceiver evaluation, 10Gb Ethernet, IEEE#8482; 1588, JESD204B, Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and CPRI. The solution is also ideal for a wide variety of end markets and applications, including communications (high-speed transceiver evaluation, full-duplex 12.7 Gbps SerDes channel testing, SyncE and 1588 applications, and dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 solutions), industrial (PCIe edge testing, and SyncE and 1588 applications), and aerospace and defense (encryption and root-of-trust, secure wireless communications applications, aircraft networking, and actuation and control). The kit features a high-pin-count FPGA mezzanine card (FMC), numerous surface mount assemblies (SMAs), PCIe, dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules, DDR4 and USB.

Offering additional design support for customers, Microsemi’s Libero SoC PolarFire Design Suite provides high productivity with its comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development tools for designing with Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs. The suite includes a complete design flow with Synopsys SynplifyPro synthesis and Mentor Graphics ModelSim mixed-language simulation with best-in-class constraints management, as well as Microsemi’s differentiated FPGA debugging suite, SmartDebug. The SmartDebug tool enables hardware debugging using the in-built dedicated signal probe and offers advantages including live on-chip debugging, eliminating extra FPGA resources, reduced FPGA design debug cycles and enabling read-write capability to LEs and memory blocks. The release of v1.1 SP1 includes faster run time, DDR3 support, and support for advanced 10 Gbps transceiver based protocols, as well as IBIS Algorithmic Modeling Interface (AMI) models for advanced simulation of signal integrity.

Key features of the kit include:

#8226; 300K LE PolarFire FPGA in an FCG1152 package (MPF300TS-1FCG1152I)
#8226; HPC FMC connector
#8226; 1x SFP+ cage
#8226; IEEE1588 phase-locked loop (PLL)
#8226; SMA connectors for testing of full-duplex 12.7Gbps SerDes channel
#8226; 4GB DDR4 x32 and 2GB DDR3 x16
#8226; PCI Express (x4) edge connector
#8226; 2 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet using serial gigabit media-independent interface (SGMII) on general purpose input/output (GPIO)
#8226; Dual 10/100/1,000 BASE-T PHY (VSC8575) for SyncE and 1588 application
#8226; Power management unit for 1 or 1.05 volt (V) PolarFire FPGA core voltage
#8226; USB to universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) interface
#8226; Embedded programming and debugging using serial peripheral interface (SPI) and Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
#8226; On-board power monitoring
#8226; 2 x 1Gb SPI flash memory

Availability

PolarFire 300K LE FPGA devices are available for ES ordering now with standard lead times. PolarFire Evaluation Kit MPF300-EVAL-KIT-ES is available for ordering and shipping now. Libero SoC PolarFire v1.1 SP1 software is available for immediate download. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/polarfire or email sales.support@microsemi.com.

About PolarFire FPGAs

Microsemi’s new cost-optimized PolarFire FPGAs deliver the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities with exceptional security and reliability. The product family features 12.7 Gbps transceivers and offer up to 50 percent lower power than competing FPGAs. Densities span from 100K to 500K LEs and are ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and internet of things (IoT) markets.

PolarFire FPGAs’ transceivers can support multiple serial protocols, making the products ideal for communications applications with 10Gbps Ethernet, CPRI, JESD204B, Interlaken and PCIe. In addition, the ability to implement serial gigabit Ethernet (SGMII) on GPIO enables numerous 1Gbps Ethernet links to be supported. PolarFire FPGAs also contain the most hardened security IP to protect customer designs, data and supply chain. The non-volatile PolarFire product family consumes 10 times less static power than competitive devices and features an even lower standby power referred to as Flash*Freeze. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/polarfire.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Fujitsu Innovates Server Portfolio for the Computing Demands of a Digital World

Hong Kong, China, July 17, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Fujitsu today announces the availability of its new, fully refreshed range of dual- and quad-socket PRIMERGY servers and octo-socket PRIMEQUEST business critical server systems designed for IntelR XeonR Scalable processors. These combine exceptional performance, flexible configuration options, and optimized system designs to meet the changing computing demands driven by digitalization, including advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence. With its latest server models, Fujitsu offers a full set of workload-optimized servers that make a perfect foundation for building secure, agile, multi-cloud data centers: the IT architecture for a human-centric, digital world.

Representing some of the biggest platform advancements of the decade, the latest server innovations are spearheaded by the multi-node Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX400 M4, which offers workload-specific computing power in a compact and modular form factor. The PRIMERGY CX400 M4 combines the density and efficiency of blade-like servers with the simplicity and cost efficiency of rack-based systems, and presents a versatile and future-oriented platform for building integrated systems and software-defined technologies. It is ideal for modular and density-optimized server infrastructures in virtual environments, for high-performance computing, cloud and hyper-converged network and storage environments.

Featuring the new IntelR XeonR Scalable processors, the entire new generation of Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST Business model server systems1 are designed for exceptional workload-specific performance and hardware-enhanced security. Built for trusted data service delivery, the new models represent significant leaps in I/O, memory, storage and network technologies. On top of their powerful performance and efficiency, the next-generation servers are optimized with a rich feature set to suit the broadest range of application scenarios across a range of industries, including core and business-critical digital business processes and databases, hyper-converged systems, cloud and virtual environments, and data-rich applications such as real-time big data analytics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Olivier Delachapelle, Head of Enterprise Business, Category Management Data Center at Fujitsu EMEIA, says: “Digital technology is now at the heart of most businesses, as organizations leverage an individually tailored set of connected technologies such as cloud, mobile, the Internet of Things, and data analytics. This brings new computing and performance demands that hugely impact existing data center infrastructures. As businesses need to gather, process and store more data, they need to act faster and with more flexibility and agility. Servers are a crucial part of this digital transformation. This is why we have developed our new PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST system line-ups to offer a comprehensive portfolio of powerful server systems for all usage scenarios, company sizes and workloads – systems that are easily able to handle whatever performance demands you make of them. Choosing these new-generation systems is a guarantee that you are ready for the digital future.”

Leo Ng, General Manager, Sales amp; Marketing, Fujitsu Hong Kong says: “As enterprieses enter an era of digital transformation, they want to evolve faster to meet the changing computing demands. New generation of Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY and Server PRIMEQUEST help enterprises build perfect foundations for digital transformation, and help them raise the bar for business operational performance and efficiency. Fujitsu remains committed to co-creating with our customers, help them to evolve and overcome business challenges associated with cloud, big data, IoT, AI and others.”

Jennifer Huffstetler, Senior Director, Data Center Product Management at Intel, says: “The combination of Intel and Fujitsu technology results in compelling data center products that enable our shared customers to pursue digital transformation. The Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver increased levels of performance, scalability, agility and security to further accelerate this digital transformation.”

New-generation systems feature multiple technology advances
Technical features include enhanced DDR4 memory modules and up to 6 TB capacity in quad socket PRIMERGY server2, flexible configuration options to support mix-and-match of storage drive bays with enormous capacity and the most advanced graphics processing units (GPUs) to further accelerate the most demanding high-performance computing, hyperscale, and enterprise datacenter workloads. Connectivity is provided through onboard LAN for Ethernet, as well as DynamicLoM for extended requirements.

The PRIMEQUEST serverpushes the performance envelope of SAP HANA up to 12TB of the in-memory database.

Embedded management features let IT departments deploy, monitor and support the servers remotely, while the new Fujitsu ServerViewR Infrastructure Software Manager (ISM)3 allows for the consolidated, efficient operation and management of converged infrastructures and facility equipment that runs in datacenters and server rooms.

Pricing and availability
The all-new range of dual- and quad-socket x86 PRIMERGY servers and octo-socket PRIMEQUEST Business model server systems is available worldwide from Fujitsu and via distribution partners. Prices vary by region, model and configuration.

Notes to editors
1 The new Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY M4 generation includes the dual-socket rack servers PRIMERGY RX2530 M4 and PRIMERGY RX2540 M4, which offer maximum performance for business applications in a compact design, the quad-socket PRIMERGY RX4770 M4 rack server for business-critical backend services, such as in-memory databases and business intelligence workloads, and the high-performance, high-density scale-out server PRIMERGY CX400 M4 with a comprehensive ecosystem consisting of CX2550 M4, CX2560 M4, CX2570 M4 server nodes, Ethernet ToR switch (PSWITCH 2048) and ServerViewR ISM. Fujitsu is also introducing the octo-socket, high-end PRIMEQUEST 3800B server system for business-critical computing.
2 Features available depending on model and configuration. Restrictions may apply.
3 Available on special release only and compatibility limited to Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400 M4.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

ONEdigitals Introduces Android and IOS App Supported Surfwheel for Online Customers

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Hong Kong, China, July 17, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Imagine, you can now ride the most popular skating trend to rock your parks and streets. The Surfwheel R1 Electric Skateboard is now available on ONEdigitals.com

The Surfwheel R1 Electric Skateboard is the only skateboard that lets you “surf” anywhere. Whether it is the thrill of snowboarding down an icy mountain you are looking for, or the excitement of surfing under a giant wave, the Surfwheel R1 is able to let you feel both.

Its central, patent pending wheel is specially designed to let you experience the authentic feel of surfing on any dry surface. Surf on any pavement or sidewalk without worrying too much about balance and navigation, because it has got both Assisted Stabilization Technology and Advanced Gyroscopic Sensors perfectly calibrated to help you find your bearings faster on local terrain.

Want to surf at night or through dark tunnels? Not a problem with its Full-Spectrum LED lights to illuminate your immediate surroundings. It also runs on lithium power so it is fully electric. So if ever you are running low on battery juice, just about 2 hours of charging will do the trick. With the latest 500w brushless hub motor technology, it offers you powerful and reliable riding experience.

Though not designed for riding in icy conditions or on any slippery surfaces, its rainproof systems allows you to surf in wet weather.

The Surfwheel R1 is available in three colours. Feel like you are catching waves in the suburbs when you buy it in blue. Or if you are up for some flaming fun, get it in red. And if you like to keep it cool and simple, go for black. You can learn more about this great product when you download the Surfwheel App, available on Android and IOS.

ONEdigitals is an online shop specializing on smart gadgets and electronic consumer goods. ONEdigitals provides customers with the best and latest gadgets at budget-friendly prices. For more information, please visit
www.onedigitals.com (ONEdigitals USA)
www.onedigitals.com.au (ONEdigitals Australia)
www.onedigitals.co.uk (ONEdigitals UK)
www.onedigitals.de (ONEdigitals Germany)
www.onedigitals.nl (ONEdigitals Netherlands)
https://ie.onedigitals.com (ONEdigitals Ireland)

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

TUV Rheinland Releases White Paper on Industrial Robotics and Cyber Security

Hong Kong, China, July 17, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – On July 5-8, TUV Rheinland was invited to attend Shanghai International Industrial Automation amp;Robot Exhibition 2017, and held thematic lectures on “New Engine of Smart Society – Robots and Inspection amp; Certification Services for Robot Systems” during the exhibition. Shu Xu, Unit General Manager of Commercial Products of TUV Rheinland Greater China, officially released in the lecture a White Paper on Industrial Robotics and Cyber Security, drawing considerable interest of many exhibitors, media and professionals in the world of robotics.

The White Paper provides a detailed picture of various cyber security risks faced by industrial robots, as well as latest developments on technological trends, standards and product testing in the cyber security industry. It also proposes realistic responding strategies and recommendations respectively for robot manufacturers, integrators and operators according to their characteristics, aiming to help enterprises in the robotic industry chain remain abreast of new developments on cyber security so that they can capture market opportunities and make right operational decisions.
“Like any complex electromechanical system, robots are subject to cyber security threats that can impact their safe and secure functioning. By presenting a comprehensive view of the robotic cyber security, we hope that we can create a safe and reliable operational environment for upstream and downstream enterprises to address potential security risks in all processes, from robot design, manufacturing and integration to use.” Shu Xu said.

Shu Xu, Unit General Manager of Commercial Products of TUV Rheinland Greater China, officially released a White Paper on Industrial Robotics and Cyber Security in the thematic lectures on “New Engine of Smart Society – Robots and Inspection amp; Certification Services for Robot Systems” during the Shanghai International Industrial Automation amp; Robot Exhibition 2017
Cyber Threats and risks to Robots
With the development of industrial internet, an increasing number of industrial devices are connected to the internet, especially industrial robots. Connecting a corporate internal network to the public internet contribute to increased production efficiency on the one hand, and pose cyber security threats to robots on the other. Specifically, these risks mainly come from the following aspects:

Firmware and software: Some firmware and software with open access for ease of maintenance in low security level are vulnerable targets of malware, such as an open USB port, a wireless network with default password, and a maintenance laptop lack of secure configuration.

Software development: As robot operating systems (ROS) provide open source software and do not have any security features by default, and the programming languages of a robot are mostly common languages, the security flaws in software are easy to be exposed.

Communication System: Robots are usually configured with various communication systems, but manufacturers often do not consider the confidentiality of data in their design, thus leading to weakly encrypted products. Such insecurity of communication channels could result in an attacked system.

Identity and access management (IAM): Poor implementation of IAM could result in, for example, inexperienced operators sharing user name and password that could introduce major quality and safety issues.

Data privacy: Robots for medical care and surgery will inevitably contain many personal and sensitive data. In most cases, both personal and healthcare data are protected by law due to their sensitive nature. Special attention will need to be paid by manufacturers and users of these equipments to ensure they do not breach legal requirements of patient confidentiality.

Disposal and recycling: As for industrial robots that contain sensitive data, any resident memory should be destroyed or forensically overwritten during robot decommissioning, because criminals can trivially recover simply deleted data for their own use.
Cyber threat analysis- an important risk management approach

Cyber security threats are developing and evolving continuously. In this context a threat is anything — either originating from a technical software bug or human criminal gang.

At present, cyber threat analysis is an important approach for industrial robot suppliers or operators to manage risk. Tying together disparate snippets of data to produce threat intelligence and taking efficient solutions can help protect an industrial robot.

Mutually reinforcing functional safety and cyber security

Functional safety is the defense against random and systematic technical failure to protect life of the person concerned. Cyber security is the defense against negligent and willful actions to protect devices and data. The worlds of functional safety, robots and cyber security are inextricably linked as an industrial robot can no longer be deemed safe if it is not secure.

TUV Rheinland suggests that both safety and security testing are addressed

The generic standard for functional safety, IEC 61508:2010 states that, if a malevolent or unauthorized action is identified, then a security threats analysis should be carried out; if security threats have been identified, then a vulnerability analysis should be undertaken in order to specify security requirements; the standard further goes on to recommend using the guidance given in the IEC 62443 series (a set of information system security standards for industrial communication networks).

Testing an industrial robot against the seven foundational requirements of IEC 62443 will reduce many cyber security risks across an industrial robot system, and security level (SL) can then be applied to the system. SL4 is the highest security level to protect a robot against intentional violation using sophisticated means with extended resources. However, most enterprises have not fully recognized the importance of SL4.
As such, TUV Rheinland suggests that the best approach is to design in safety and security at the initial development of an industrial robot. For product testing, a combination of traditional vulnerability and penetration testing with those tests for IEC 62443-3-3 will likely provide the most comprehensive test to determine whether there are security risks, such as due to outdated software components, use of poor authentication or default credentials, poor transport encryption using outdated cryptographic techniques, insecure web interfaces and poor software protection.

TUV Rheinland provides robot enterprises with proportionate solutions

Industrial robot manufacturers, integrators and operators need to review potential cyber security risks of their products based on the function, performance and context in which they are used, and implement a set of proportionate controls so as to minimize and control potential risks.

By undertaking this process, industrial robot manufacturers are able to continue product research, development and innovation. In order to integrate complex robotic systems with production and manufacturing processes, systems integrators need to understand the security risks of their products and work with manufacturers to reduce such risks in a deployed facility. Operators need to ensure that their production plant robots are configured in a way to address cyber risks. Therefore, a cyber security risk assessment of the plant along with any robot systems should be undertaken. In the White Paper, TUV Rheinland presents a comprehensive view of the measures that should be undertaken by above mentioned enterprises. These risk solutions based on cyber security threats can help them achieve safe and sustainable profit growth.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Adobe brings to life the 100-year old brushes of Edvard Munch

Hong Kong, China, July 12, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Master painter’s brushes digitally recreated in partnership with the Munch Museum

Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) announced an innovative, first of its kind project, The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, which will digitally recreate the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch to inspire a new generation of master painters. In collaboration with The Munch Museum in Oslo and award winning Photoshop brush maker Kyle T. Webster, Adobe has digitally replicated seven of Munch’s original brushes and made them available in Creative Cloud for Photoshop and Sketch users worldwide.

Working closely with the Munch Museum’s conservation experts, Munch’s original brushes were photographed in 360 degrees using ultra-high-resolution cameras, which captured all angles and details to create an accurate three dimensional representation. Munch’s artistic style and brushwork were closely analysed by specialists, and combined with data about the brushes’ attributes, including physical properties such as flexibility and bristle type.

The process of turning the data and scans into Photoshop brushes was then performed by Kyle T. Webster, regarded by many as the world’s foremost authority on Photoshop brushes. In collaboration with the museum experts, Kyle has been able to capture the exact shape and performance attributes of each of the brushes, which are available to download for use in Photoshop and Sketch from today.

Simon Morris, senior director of campaign marketing at Adobe said, “There are certain pieces of art we all know and love. These works transcend time, living on to influence modern creatives, and society as a whole. But we rarely think about the tools that were used to create those masterpieces.”

“The Hidden Treasures of Creativity is all about rediscovering the forgotten tools of the masters to a new era, and placing those tools in the hands of a new generation of artists. Institutions such as The Met in New York and The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are already making their collections available online to help keep classic works of art in the public eye. Our campaign is an extension of this movement, making it possible for today’s artists to rediscover and treasure the brush of a master and use it to create their very own masterpiece.”

To find out more about how you can use Munch’s digitally recreated brushes to make your own artwork, Kyle T. Webster will be hosting a series of live streams on the theme of digital painting which will be available to watch live online between 20th – 22nd June. You can register your interest in attending the live stream here.

Adobe will also be running a contest over the next month, 15th June – 14th July, to encourage Photoshop and Sketch users to make use of these exclusive brushes to create their own versions of Munch’s most famous and iconic painting, ‘The Scream’. Edvard Munch made four different versions of the artwork and 80 years on, Adobe is challenging artists worldwide to create ‘The 5th Scream’.

Entrants will be able to submit their masterpiece by uploading their artwork to Behance with the tag #MunchContest for the opportunity to have their work of art displayed in The Munch Museum in Oslo and as part of a special Behance collection. In addition, the winner will receive a cash prize of €6,000 and an all expenses paid trip to Adobe MAX taking place in Las Vegas from 18th – 20th October 2017. Submissions will be judged on originality, craftsmanship and creativity by a dedicated panel of judges. The brushes can be downloaded online here with supporting tutorials being made available as part of the campaign. Winners of the contest will be announced on 28th July 2017.

The Hidden Treasures of Creativity campaign was created by creative agency, Abby Priest, in conjunction with Adobe.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

BDMS sets up Alarm Center to provide 24/7 medical emergency assistance for foreign visitors in Thailand and its neighboring countries

Bangkok, Thailand, July 12, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Thailand’s first full-scale emergency center operated by a group of private hospitals, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Co. Ltd. (BDMS), provides 360-degree of international standard healthcare services, which include medical evacuations; conditions assessment and treatment plan; hospitalization and treatment; coordination with assistance and international insurance providers; and worldwide repatriation.

Foreign visitors in Thailand can simply dial 1724 for Thailand domestic calls and no. +66-2-226-4565 or +662 BANGKOK for international calls from neighboring countries, to access BDMS’ emergency medical assistance. The one-stop service center provides 24-hour English-speaking staff and on-call interpreters. With the network of 45 hospitals, of which BDMS Trauma Care Center at nine major hospitals carry Center of Excellence status, the network covers every corner of Thailand – including popular tourist destinations Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and Samui – and in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and China.

The center offers 65 board-certified medical specialties for emergency situations, available for consultation 24/7, include Trauma surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, Pediatric surgery, Travel medicine, Aviation medicine, Stroke, and many more.

The ethics-driven medical expertise and highly experienced Emergency/CCU teams are able to cope with complex disaster management on a mass scale, as well as timely and personalized response. Medical protocols include patient assessment, preparation, transportation, and treatment, are aided by close-at-hand communication channels on the ground in the provinces. Emergency evacuation will be dispatched as appropriate using BDMS’ dedicated CAMTS*accredited ambulance fleet consisting of air, land or sea medical ambulances. Timely and effective patient case management is ensured via integrated digital and GPS network.

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Note to editor:
*CAMTS: Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

About BDMS:
BANGKOK DUSIT MEDICAL SERVICES Public Co., Ltd. (BDMS) is one of the most comprehensive hospital networks in Asia-Pacific. Boasting 14 JCI and 11 CCPC accreditations, BDMS delivers world-class care to an international clientele, providing top-tier services and facilities and skilled specialists in various fields. The unique BDMS network of 45 hospitals stretches across all of Thailand’s regions. The group currently owns and manages six major hospital brands: Bangkok Hospital, Samitivej Hospital, BNH Hospital, Phyathai Hospital, Paolo Hospital and the Royal Hospital. Our hospitals are located throughout Thailand, in all major cities, including Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Samui, as well as two hospitals in Cambodia.

Centers of Excellence:
In order to serve emergency patients across Thailand plus the neighboring countries better, BDMS upgraded nine hospitals into Centers of Excellence (CoE) focusing on 5 key clinical areas, Trauma, Orthopedics, Cancer, Cardiology, and Neurology. Altogether they offer 65 board-certified medical specialists who are available for emergency consultation 24/7. The CoE status exemplifies the highest standards of medical care not only based on their state-of-the-art facilities and scope of medical specialties, but also on their academic excellence covering clinical studies, training, innovation and international affiliations. BDMS’s nine CoE and their city location are: Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok; Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Bangkok; Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, Bangkok; Phyathai 2 Hospital, Bangkok; Bangkok Hospital Phuket; Bangkok Hospital Pattaya; Bangkok Hospital Udon Thani; Bangkok Hospital Chiangmai; and Royal Phnom Penh Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Source: Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PCL.

DIMENSION DATA HELPS TAIWANESE RUBBER GIANT IMPROVE COLLABORATION ACROSS THE REGION

Hong Kong, China, July 12, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Immediate benefits include savings on international calls and travel expenses

A leading Taiwanese manufacturer for industrial rubber products has joined forces with global ICT solutions and services provider, Dimension Data, to upgrade its internet telephony infrastructure. The goal is to improve efficiency and optimise collaboration between the organisation’s factories in Taiwan, Mainland China and Thailand.

Experiencing steady growth, the rubber firm decided that it was strategic to invest in IPT technology with the addition of new capabilities such as web conferencing, to facilitate better communication among its manufacturing centres and administrative offices. However, the company wanted a partner that was not only a unified communications expert, but also one with proven multi-country project execution capabilities. Appointing Dimension Data as the rubber firm’s IT partner was a logical choice as Dimension Data met its requirements, and has undertaken other projects for the firm in the past.

“The biggest challenge was upgrading the outdated IP telephony system that the client has been using for years. With no automated migration tools available for this system, our team’s familiarity and expertise with IP telephony systems made it possible for us to design and implement a smooth migration plan for the client,” said Frank Liao, General Manager at Dimension Data Taiwan.

Dimension Data assigned a dedicated project team, developed a comprehensive plan with pre-launch testing and created a solution based on Cisco collaboration technologies. The project includes implementing Cisco Business Edition 7000 (BE7000) – an all-in-one, end-to-end collaboration solution across five sites in Taiwan, China and Thailand.

Besides upgrading the IPT system, the project also includes voice gateway migration, server virtualisation, Jabber instant messaging roll out for mobile users and the development of a private Cisco WebEx Meeting Centre.

The new IPT platform is scalable, less complex and much easier to manage. The use of Jabber and WebEx enables mobility and improves collaboration, as well as allowing comprehensive communications between internal colleagues, external partners and customers.

“The goal was to achieve the business results quickly, increase team productivity, and lower costs. Even though the project is not fully completed, the client is already seeing savings in a host of areas, such as international calls and travel expenses,” said Liao.

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About Dimension Data
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New Enhancements to Microsemi’s Imaging/Video Solution Enable Customers to Leverage Company’s Low Power and High Security FPGAs in MIPI CSI-2-Based Camera Systems

Hong Kong, China, July 12, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced new additions to its imaging/video solution supporting the popular Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) camera serial interface (CSI-2). The enhancements, including a new field programmable gate array (FPGA) mezzanine card (FMC)-based daughter card and new intellectual property (IP) which support image sensors with MIPI CSI-2 interfaces, enable customers to use the company’s power-efficient, highly secure IGLOO?2 FPGA and SmartFusion?2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA capabilities in CSI-2-based camera systems.

As a standard specification by the MIPI Alliance, MIPI CSI-2 defines an interface between a peripheral device such as an image sensor and a host processor such as a baseband or application processor. Microsemi’s imaging and video solution is comprised of an imaging/video IP suite and FMC daughter card for MIPI CSI-2 sensor interface. Users can instantiate the MIPI CSI-2 IP in the SmartFusion2 or IGLOO2 FPGA designs and then implement image processing and bridging to other interfaces or peripherals. By leveraging Microsemi’s power-efficient FPGAs in the designs of CSI-2 cameras, users could potentially lower system costs or use smaller, longer lasting batteries while benefitting further by using the most secure FPGAs to protect their IP.

“Our CSI-2 FMC daughter board bundled with our IP enables customers to quickly design a wide variety of imaging solutions. In addition, the low power of our IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 FPGAs are particularly compelling for camera designs which are often size and power constrained,” said Ted Marena, director FPGA marketing at Microsemi. “We are excited to continue growing our imaging and video offering, which allows us to expand our customer base for those designing with CSI-2 cameras across various applications, particularly those requiring high security and low power—two areas in which we excel.”

Microsemi’s newly enhanced MIPI CSI-2 imaging/video solution includes an FMC-based daughter card with an image sensor module which works with Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 advanced development kit. The MIPI CSI-2 receiver decoder IP is supported in SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 FPGAs. It comes with a MIPI CSI-2 reference design project and a graphical user interface (GUI) software for real-time video demonstration configuration. The company also expects future enhancements to its CSI-2 IP and FMC daughter card to also support its recently launched cost-optimized, low power PolarFire? mid-range FPGAs.

The MIPI CSI-2 receiver decoder IP supports multi-lane (one, two and four lanes), RAW8 (eight bit data width), and both short packet and long packet formats for transporting image data. As use of the MIPI CSI-2 standard continues to expand within numerous types of image sensors, the new enhancements to Microsemi’s imaging/video solution extend its ability to cater to the market’s increasing opportunities. Designs can be easily reused across multiple platforms using LiberoR SoC Design Suite, a comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development toolset for designing with Microsemi’s power-efficient FPGAs and SoC FPGAs.

In addition to speeding the adoption of Microsemi FPGA technology in MIPI CSI-2 camera designs, the new solution adds to the company’s growing portfolio of solutions for video and imaging applications which are differentiated from competitors with the company’s expertise in low power, reliability and security. Designers can leverage the solution for numerous applications across industrial, defense, medical, aviation and automotive markets, including machine vision cameras; thermal, infrared and night vision cameras; hand-held cameras and medical imaging. In applications such as thermal imaging, Microsemi’s low power dissipation can provide advantages over competing FPGAs and digital signal processors (DSPs).

“The overall infrared and thermal imaging market is growing at a rate of 6.5 percent and is likely to reach $23.25 billion by 2023,” said Dependra Lall, senior analyst, IndustryArc. “The declining prices of infrared imaging and the advantages offered by uncooled infrared imaging applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems in automotive and infrared detectors in industrial and security, are set to drive the growth of this segment.”

Product Availability

Microsemi’s imaging/video IP suite and newly added MIPI CSI-2 receiver decoder IP are available in the IP Catalog accessed from the Libero SoC software. The MIPI CSI-2 FMC-based daughter card scan be ordered using the ordering code VIDEO-DC-MIPI. For more information, visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/imaging#overview and https://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/imaging#ordering or contact sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs

Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs deliver more resources in low density devices, with the lowest power, proven security and exceptional reliability. The devices are ideal for general purpose functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control planes, bridging functions, input/output (I/O) expansion and conversion, video/image processing, system management and secure connectivity. Microsemi FPGAs and SoC FPGAs are used by customers in communications, industrial, medical, defense and aviation markets. PCIe Gen 2 connectivity starts at just 10K logic elements (LEs). SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs offer a 166MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor with up to 512KB of embedded flash and a complete peripheral set. IGLOO2 FPGAs offer a high performance memory subsystem with up to 512KB embedded flash, 2 x 32 KB embedded static random-access memory (SRAM), two direct memory access (DMA) engines and two double date rate (DDR) controllers. Microsemi also offers a broad range of military, automotive and space grade FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. For more information visit: http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/soc-fpga/smartfusion2 and http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/fpga/igloo2-fpga.

About Microsemi’s Industrial and Industrial IoT Solutions Portfolio

Microsemi is a provider of industrial and industrial internet of things (IoT) solutions, products and services for applications such as automation, smart energy, networking, transportation and surveillance. This includes secure, reliable and low power FPGAs and SoC FPGAs with IP building blocks and development software; industrial Ethernet switches with management software and PHYs; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs) and midspans; 1588 precision timing and synchronization devices; comprehensive drivers and interfaces ICs including sensor interface devices; power discretes such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, power modules and state-of-the-art audio processing solutions. For more information about Microsemi’s complementary product portfolio for industrial applications, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial. For more information on Microsemi’s security products and technologies, visit https://www.microsemi.com/design-support/security-technology and for more information on Microsemi’s product directory, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace amp; defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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MILLENNIAL PROTECTION ALONG THE SILK ROAD IN CHINA

Hong Kong, China, July 10, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Seagate Technology Launches Dunhuang Grottoes Digitalization Protection Program, with Dunhuang Research Institute and China Dunhuang Grottoes Conservation Research Foundation, Exploring New Model of Data Application

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the “Dunhuang Grottoes Digitalization Protection Program” a comprehensive digital preservation initiative for protecting and promoting the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, a world cultural heritage site, located in Gansu province in Western China. The program is being run in partnership with the Dunhuang Research Institute and the China Dunhuang Grottoes Conservation Research Foundation.

Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, comprises a system of 492 temples and caves containing some of the finest examples of Buddhist art in China, including 735 surviving caves, 45,000 square meters of murals and 2,415 colored clay sculptures. The first caves were dug out in 366 AD as places of Buddhist meditation and worship, and formed one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites in China. The caves are located 25 kilometers southeast of the center of Dunhuang, strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the ancient Silk Road trade route.

However, with the passing of time, many of the historical and cultural relics within the grottoes have become damaged, and some elements lost. Additionally, being made of clay, wood, straw and other fragile materials, the colored clay sculptures and murals have gradually deteriorated. In recent years, mass tourism has also had an impact.

“The increase in tourist numbers to the Mogao Grottoes has also resulted in a certain degree of harm,” said Mr. Wang Xudong, Director of Dunhuang Research Institute. “Carbon dioxide exhaled from the visitors builds up in the caves, resulting in an increase in temperature and humidity, which further degrades the murals and colored clay sculptures.”

To help preserve the grottoes, a new approach was sought, utilizing the latest technology which could also be used for educational purposes and for reaching a broader audience.

The “Dunhuang Grottoes Digitalization Protection Program”, jointly initiated by Seagate Technology, Dunhuang Research Institute and the China Dunhuang Grottoes Protection Research Foundation, is a successful example of data application in a cultural context. The program aims to digitally map the cave system and murals, and make them available online in 3D.

The data collected from Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes can be utilized in tourism and mass education as well as important data for research. Data used in cultural heritage protection is an inevitable development in this era of data.

According to IDC, the volume of data globally will reach 163ZB in 2025, a ten-fold increase over what was created in 2016. It is not surprising that data will be applied in more and more areas and industries in the age of big data, and more new models of data application emerging.

“Dunhuang Grottoes Digitalization Protection Program”, jointly initiated by Seagate Technology, Dunhuang Research Institute and China Dunhuang Grottoes Protection Research Foundation, is a successful exploration in data application in a wide range of areas.

The program aims to protect the grottoes and murals so that they can be preserved permanently intact. It fully demonstrates the role of technology in the protection of cultural heritage. The charm and fascination of the ancient Dunhuang can be vividly reproduced with the digital technology. The digital work represents new potentialities and means for protecting, researching and promoting Dunhuang Grottoes. The digital demonstration of Dunhuang Grottoes can take tourists into an immersive 3D virtual environment to enjoy the sculptures and murals and feel the mysterious culture of Dunhuang, alleviating the pressure in the caves brought by tourists. Seagate is applying its advanced storage solutions into digital protection including prophase collection, image processing, virtual roaming and database storage, restoring and reserving Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes for later generations.

“‘Dunhuang Grottoes Digitalization Protection Program’ is another innovative community project by Seagate,” said Ms. Sandy Sun, Vice President and General Manager for Asia-Pacific and China Sales, Seagate. “We are very pleased to work with Dunhuang Research Institute and China Dunhuang Grottoes Protection Research Foundation to bring the advantage of protecting cultural heritage with technology into full play and protect Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes. The power and value of data is infinite. With the digital protection and storage of precious data, we hope that not only our generation can enjoy the splendid Dunhuang culture, but it can be handed down to later generations. This is what we can and should do as a sci-tech organization, and also responsibilities we should undertake.”

Mr Wang from Dunhuang Research Institute also said, “Dunhuang Grottoes, situated on the ancient Silk Road and as the non-renewable precious cultural heritage, is in urgent need of protection; while the development of digital technology opens another door to protect Dunhuang Grottoes, which enables the murals and sculpture to be preserved longer and spread wider. Digital technology resolves the conflict between opening to the tourists and preservation of Grottoes, and at the same time, it also spreads the splendid civilization and precious history carried by Dunhuang Grottoes to all over the world.”

Yang Xiuqing, Secretary General of China Dunhuang Grottoes Protection Research Foundation said, “we welcome Seagate, a high-tech organization with social responsibilities to work with us to contribute in the protection of Mogao Grottoes, so as to retain the exquisite color sculptures and murals, explore the profound history reflected by the caves, and let the spirit of the Silk Road live forever.”

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