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Computer Information Telecommunications

G&D KVM systems – High video resolutions and smart solutions for the next generation of broadcasting

G&D KVM systems - High video resolutions and smart solutions for the next generation of broadcasting

At IBC 2017, Guntermann and Drunck GmbH will again arrive with a suitcase full of new products to excite visitors with KVM solutions for the extension of high-resolution 4K and 8K video signals – pixel-perfect, latency-free and fail-safe. One of these next generation solutions is the KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG, which transmits even 8K resolutions at 60 Hz – uncompressed, loss-less and without any latency.

The KVM system consists of a computer and a user module. Operators benefit from a pixel-perfect, uncompressed transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort videos over distances up to 10,000m. The device is available in variants with up to four video channels. Thanks to the source synchronicity of the video channels, even video resolutions up to 8K can be extended over long distances. The DP1.2-VisionXG uses optical fibres for the dedicated transmission of signals and therefore provides enough bandwidth for uncompressed, high-resolution DisplayPort 1.2 video signals, keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0, and audio.

Switching 4K resolutions via matrix systems
Another highlight will be the demonstration of the new DP1.2-Vision extender generation, which is fully compatible with G&D“s digital matrix switches and allows the extension, switching and distribution of 4K video through these matrix systems. The KVM extender system provides pixel-perfect images and uses the in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3. This compression mode allows the loss-less transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz. Thus, the systems require less bandwidth to transmit signals – but still provide crystal-clear images and latency-free operation.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Contact
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
Phone: 004927123872-100
Fax: 004927123872-120
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de
Url: http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

InfoComm 2017 – it“s all about 4K and 8K

The world“s first and only KVM extender to transmit 8K video – made in Germany

InfoComm 2017 - it"s all about 4K and 8K

With a suitcase full of product innovations, this year again Guntermann & Drunck GmbH and its subsidiary G&D North America Inc. will travel to Orlando, FL to participate in InfoComm 2017, the largest annual conference for AV buyers and sellers in the Western Hemisphere. Visitors can expect various next-generation KVM solutions and the market“s broadest KVM product portfolio.

One of these smart solutions is the KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG. The system of superlatives makes it possible to transmit 4K and 8K resolutions at a refresh rate of 60 Hz over large distances – uncompressed, loss-less and without any latency. The KVM extender system consists of a computer module and a user module. It allows users to operate their computers remotely while benefitting from the pixel-perfect, uncompressed transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort videos over distances up to 10,000m. The device is available in variants with up to four video channels. Thanks to the source synchronicity of the video channels, even extremely high video resolutions such as 4K and 8K can be extended over long distances.

Pixel-perfect and latency-free
The DP1.2-VisionXG uses optical fibers for the dedicated transmission. Thus, the system provides enough bandwidth for uncompressed, high-resolution DisplayPort 1.2 video signals, keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0, and audio.

With a network port, an intuitive web interface, monitoring, syslog, SNMP, screen freeze function and a redundant power supply, the DP1.2-VisionXG offers numerous features for mission-critical applications.

Loss-less and pixel-prefect transmission even for compressing KVM systems
At InfoComm 2017, G&D will also introduce the KVM extender DP1.2-Vision, which uses the in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3. This compression mode allows the loss-less transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz. Thus, the systems require less bandwidth to transmit signals – but still provide clear and visually lossless images and a latency-free operation. The DP1.2-Vision supports the transmission of DisplayPort1.2 signals, which takes place either via CAT cables over distances up to 140 m or via optical fibres to 10,000 m.

Switching 4K resolutions via matrix systems
The advantage of a lower bandwidth and a compressed image transmission: Video signals can be better processed and switched. Thus, the KVM extender DP1.2-Vision can be combined with a matrix application and 4K signals can be distributed by matrix systems. KVM matrix systems allow the independent and remote operation of multiple computers over multiple, simultaneous consoles.
Even with different features, all G&D products are compatible and can be combined. Thus, the KVM extender DP1.2-Vision can easily be integrated into G&D matrix systems such as the ControlCenter-Compact or the ControlCenter-Digital, which allows the extension and switching of 4K at 60 Hz through the matrix.

Versatile functions for flexible operation
G&D matrix systems feature a range of mission-critical and user-friendly features, such as CrossDisplay-Switching, the push-get function and scenario switching to make the work of the all users as efficient and as comfortable as possible.

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™
The latest member of the G&D KVM family is the DP-Vision-IP, a KVM extender based on IP structures.

The system supports DisplayPort video resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz. Combinations with other G&D systems are also possible thus allowing complex installations with worldwide access. With the DP-Vision-IP, G&D are significantly expanding their portfolio and currently offer the broadest range of KVM systems available on the market.

With these powerful expansions to their portfolio G&D introduces their answer to the calls for 4K equipment and provide a large selection of powerful solutions. These and other applications will be presented at InfoComm 2017, booth 2580 in Orlando. The G&D team look forward to advising customers and interested parties on high-performance KVM solutions.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Contact
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
Phone: 004927123872-100
Fax: 004927123872-120
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de
Url: http://www.gdsys.de

Fashion Trends Lifestyle

BRAUN HAMBURG LAUNCHES FRENCH-LANGUAGE ONLINE SHOP

In addition to the German- and English-language divisions of their online shop, BRAUN HAMBURG now also launches a French Version at www.braun-hamburg.com/fr/.

BRAUN HAMBURG LAUNCHES FRENCH-LANGUAGE ONLINE SHOP

BRAUN Hamburg

After the big success of the English version of the online shop that went online in 2014, BRAUN Hamburg now expands its online presence with a French-language version. Thus, the heritage company from Hamburg continues its expansion strategy.

„We are registering a continuous growth abroad and plan to strengthen our international presence even more with our French online shop. As a premium retailer for designer fashion, we don“t just use our online shop to complement our brick-and-mortar shops, but we are striving to set new standards,“ Lars Braun, owner and managing director of BRAUN Hamburg, comments.

Today, BRAUN Hamburg delivers in more than 30 countries, including large parts of Europe, but also Australia, Japan, Canada or Singapore.
Apart from its core market Germany, Austria and Switzerland are the biggest markets for BRAUN Hamburg, followed by the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain and Eastern Europe.

The focus now is on France, Luxemburg and Belgium, as markets where BRAUN Hamburg is in high demand already but where customers clearly prefer a French-language version.

The company has existed since 1933 and is led by Lars Braun in its third generation. The consistent development of his owner-managed family business is extremely important to him. „We are not looking into the rearview mirror but ahead through the front window. We work on our uniqueness every day, since it is not the demand our times to be comparable.“

In terms of conception and conversion, BRAUN Hamburg is supported by the e-commerce agency mzentrale, which specialises in fashion and lifestyle and is based in Munich and Stuttgart. The two companies have been successfully working together for five years.

Visit our website: www.braun-hamburg.com

About BRAUN Hamburg

BRAUN Hamburg offers a highly exclusive selection of international luxury brands, such as Bottega Veneta, Brioni, Brunello Cucinelli, Caruso and Dries van Noten as well as Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Moncler, Santoni, Valentino, Tom Ford and many more.

Our heritage fashion house with two shops in Hamburg has always stayed true to our belief that comprehensive service lies at the core of our business. To achieve this, our trained staff“s professional and people skills are crucial.
Not only do we offer individual and personal advice, we also provide our own alterations studio as well as laundry and shoe repair services, all of which provide an associated delivery service, and thus take great care of our discerning customers.

BRAUN Hamburg stands for a very diverse range of offerings that is almost unrivalled in Germany. The store at www.braun-hamburg.com provides customers with an individual and exceptional online shopping experience.

Company-Contact
BRAUN Hamburg
Jamina Behrens
Mönckebergstr. 17
20095 Hamburg
Phone: 040/33447126
E-Mail: presse@braun-hamburg.com
Url: http://www.braun-hamburg.com

Press
BRAUN Hamburg
Jamina Behrens
Mönckebergstr. 17
20095 Hamburg
Phone: 040/33447126
E-Mail: presse@braun-hamburg.de
Url: http://www.braun-hamburg.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

estos ECSTA Series Version 5 Now Available

New generation of CTI middleware now released for even more PBX systems and SIP phones

estos ECSTA Series Version 5 Now Available

Starnberg, 20/7/2017

estos releases the latest generation of its ECSTA series: Not only has the software manufacturer from Starnberg improved the performance and optimized the administration interface, but Version 5 also supports more PBX“s and SIP devices as well as the latest versions of Microsoft“s operating systems. The ECSTA series from estos is a specialized CTI middleware that enables communication between telephone systems and the Microsoft Windows IT world. It combines, for example, the Unified Communications & CTI software suite ProCall Enterprise with whatever respective telecommunication system is in use.

In the latest generation of the ECSTA series, the lines can be read more quickly. „This is especially beneficial for large installations,“ explains David Welzmiller, Deputy Head of Product Management at estos. „This allows the software to be configured faster.“ In addition, administration is made easier with a clearer interface. For example, the administrator can identify the status of a TAPI line directly in the driver and reset it if necessary. Furthermore, future sustainability is ensured with the support of the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems, such as Windows Server 2016. With an eye on the future, even more SIP telephones can be connected now, as used in IP-Centrex scenarios: Now the user can control Auerswald and Yealink SIP telephones with their PC too.

Basically, the ECSTA series from estos connects telephone systems to the IT world. Almost all well-known manufacturers are supported, such as: Unify, Alcatel-Lucent, Mitel, Avaya, Panasonic, Deutsche Telekom and Cisco. ECSTA series software modules emphasise the multi-site/multi-vendor strategy of estos, which aims to combine telecommunication systems from different CTI manufacturers that are distributed over various locations, thus integrating communication functions into the IT application world via a uniform interface. This reduces the cost of migration for existing telephone systems to a modern Unified Communications solution. The CTI middleware from Starnberg is characterized by outstanding stability, particularly easy installation and configuration as well as trouble-free maintenance. Further information can be found at estos web pages.

estos – enables easy communication
estos GmbH is an independent manufacturer of innovative components for Unified Communications. Since 1997, estos has been developing professional standard software for small and medium-sized companies, thereby improving their business processes in communication-intensive areas. As a technology leader, the expertise of estos lies in the area of computer telephony integration (CTI), Unified Messaging Software (UMS), SIP, XMPP, LDAP and WebRTC-based applications that enable uncomplicated audio/video communication. Products from estos are trend-setting, original and innovative, due to constant investments in research and development. The core markets of the company are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy. estos GmbH has its headquarters in Starnberg, close to Munich, as well as estos Knowledge Center Messaging in Olching, a development office in Leonberg, an office in Berlin as well as branches in Udine, Italy and Doetinchem, the Netherlands.

Contact
estos GmbH
Susanna Heine
Petersbrunner Str. 3a
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +49 8151 36856-122
E-Mail: susanna.heine@estos.de
Url: http://www.estos.de

Politics Law Society

Cancellation agreement and threat of exceptional notice of dismissal

Cancellation agreement and threat of exceptional notice of dismissal

Cancellation agreement and threat of exceptional notice of dismissal

Employers threatening to issue a notice of dismissal with immediate effect ought to have serious grounds for terminating the employment relationship. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Köln [Regional Labour Court of Cologne] (Az.: 11 Sa 114/16).

In addition to ordinary notice of dismissal, employers can also issue exceptional notice of dismissal. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that there needs to be good cause in order for an exceptional notice of dismissal to be effective. Besides dismissal, employers can often make use of a cancellation agreement to terminate the employment relationship.

In its ruling of October 19, 2016, the LAG Köln clarified that employers can only entertain the notion of issuing exceptional notice of dismissal if it must assume taking into account all of the facts and circumstances that the threatened dismissal would most likely not stand up to a judicial review by a labour court. Moreover, there needs to be strong suspicion in cases involving dismissal based on suspicion, i.e. there should be a high probability of the suspicion being true.

This very criterium was not fulfilled in the case that came before the LAG Köln. In that case, the employer had presented an employee with the prospect of exceptional notice of dismissal, with the parties ultimately settling on a cancellation agreement. Notwithstanding this, the employee then contested said agreement.

The employee“s responsibilities included carrying out surveillance activities in a department store together with a worker from an outside company based on the „four-eyes“ or „dual-control“ principle. The food department was monitored by cameras. Following a body search performed on the worker employed by an external company, it was established that he had stolen food. He also admitted to further incidences of theft. It was beyond dispute that the plaintiff had been in the camera room again, thus there were grounds to suspect that he had manipulated the cameras in order to conceal the offences. For this reason, the employer threatened him with dismissal and the employee subsequently signed a cancellation agreement.

However, the LAG Köln ruled that the cancellation agreement was null and void, stating that while it is possible in principle for notice of dismissal to be issued in the absence of comprehensive evidence, there would then need to be a strong suspicion and all reasonable potential explanations exhausted. The Court went on to say that the suspicion here had been based on mere assumptions and did not constitute a strong suspicion. It was therefore not permissible for the employer to threaten with dismissal as a way of inducing the employee to sign the cancellation agreement.

Exceptional notice of dismissal should always be well prepared. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of employment law can advise employers.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/employment-law.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

Electric Electronics

ERS appoints seasoned expert to fill new CSMO position

ERS appoints seasoned expert to fill new CSMO position

New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ERS electronic GmbH: Laurent Giai-Miniet (Source: Laurent Giai-Miniet)

MUNICH, 18 July, 2017 – Effective immediately, Laurent Giai-Miniet is the new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO) at ERS electronic GmbH, the world leading provider of thermal test solutions for semiconductor manufacturing.

Laurent Giai-Miniet brings more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, global electronics and Internet of Things spaces. Laurent has held leadership positions at companies such as Texas Instruments and Infineon. In one of his most recent roles as CEO, Laurent Giai-Miniet successfully completed the turnaround of the energy harvesting technology leader EnOcean from a German-centric startup to a leading global provider of self-powered IoT solutions.

Laurent“s primary task will be to accelerate the company growth and increase its visibility in the global semiconductor equipment market. „I am excited to join the ERS team and I look forward to building on the foundations of a strong customer base, a talented team and a world-class product to take ERS“s business to the next level“, said Laurent Giai-Miniet.

„Laurent has an impressive track record of growing and scaling businesses“, said Klemens Reitinger, CEO of ERS electronic GmbH. „He brings with him excellent connections from across the worldwide semiconductor industry and a very good understanding of the specific needs and challenges of a growing company like ERS. I am very pleased to be working with him and to further build ERS“s business.“

Laurent holds an MBA (DESS) from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (IAE) of Aix-en-Provence (France) as well as an MSc in Technical Marketing of Measurement Instrumentation.

ERS electronic GmbH, based in Germering near Munich, has been producing innovative thermal test solutions for the semiconductor industry for more than 45 years. The company has gained an outstanding reputation in this sector, notably with its fast and accurate thermal chuck systems for test temperatures ranging from -65°C to +500°C for analytical, parameter-related and manufacturing tests. Today, thermal chuck systems developed by ERS with its product families AC3, AirCool©, AirCool© plus and PowerSense© are an integral component in all large-size wafer probers right across the chip industry.

Company-Contact
ERS electronic GmbH
Klemens Reitinger
Stettinerstraße 3+5
82110 Germering
Phone: +49-89-8941320
E-Mail: kreitinger@ers-gmbh.de
Url: http://www.ers-gmbh.com

Press
Brand+Image
Timothy Göbel
Von-Eichendorff-Str. 41
86911 Dießen a.A.
Phone: 08807 9475642
E-Mail: ERS@brandandimage.de
Url: http://www.brandandimage.de

English Press Releases

Rehm opens new branch in Taiwan

Expansion of the Sales and Service department in Asia

Rehm opens new branch in Taiwan

(from left) Andy Wang, Ralf Wagenfuehr, Ricky Lam, Titan Huang, Johnson Ma, Jack Deng und Arie Chen

With around 23 million inhabitants spread across an area roughly the size of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Taiwan is one of the smaller countries in Asia. In the electronics industry, however, the island is a major global player, with leading manufacturers such as Asus, Acer and HTC becoming global brands in recent years. In order to meet the needs of Asian electronics manufacturers and strengthen partnerships with them, Rehm Thermal Systems has recently set up a new branch in Taiwan.
Together with long-term clients and business partners, the Rehm team celebrated the opening of the branch and the inauguration of the new premises, led by Regional Sales Director Titan Huang.

„A clear trend in the Asian electronics market is, in particular, massive growth in the semiconductor industry. With the new branch, we are offering customers in Taiwan and the region even more reliable sales services and faster support, with particular focus on semiconductors. But the team is also on hand to offer help and advice on any other queries regarding Rehm“s product range“, says Michael Hanke, Rehm’s Chief Customer Officer.

In the Technology Center on site, thermal processes can be optimized together with customers and partners and numerous applications can be tested and compared.

Contact:
Rehm Thermal Systems Limited Taiwan Office
1F, 75#, Qingpu 4th Street, Zhongli Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Regional Sales Director: Titan Huang
titan.huang@cn.rehm-group.com
T: +886 919358442
F: +886 (03) 287 2298

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Katharina Peuker
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: ak.peuker@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

English Press Releases

Onboard Entertainment System for Long-Distance Buses in the US and Canada

Lufthansa Industry Solutions will have equipped more than 230 of megabus“ long-distance buses with „megabus RIDE“

Onboard Entertainment System for Long-Distance Buses in the US and Canada

megabus in Houston (Source: megabus.com)

Enjoy Hollywood films or surf the Internet: Velimo; the onboard entertainment system by Lufthansa Industry Solutions will make traveling on long-distance buses in the US and Canada even more comfortable in the future. By the end of the year Lufthansa Industry Solutions will have equipped more than 230 of megabus“ long-distance buses with the infotainment solution which megabus has branded as „megabus RIDE“.

Long-distance bus travelers in the US and Canada will not only reach their destination safely and comfortably with megabus, but on the way they will be able to surf the Internet, shop online or watch popular movies thanks to Velimo. The infotainment solution allows travelers to access a varied range of digital content, as well as relevant information and services for their trip.

Travelers can use this interactive and user-friendly solution on their own smartphone, tablet or laptop by connecting their device of choice to a secure local network. In addition to the Internet connection, they can access the onboard choice of content. Based on easily configurable parameters, the Velimo app enables passengers to retrieve current information before and during the trip then enables users to complete a satisfaction survey immediately after the trip. The app will be made available in three languages: English, Spanish, and French-Canadian.

Robust hardware, minimal installation effort

Lufthansa Industry Solutions is re-launching the „Velimo Road & Rail“ onboard entertainment system specifically for long-distance buses with a robust architecture and highest possible level of investment protection. The hardware, for example, is particularly sturdy and resilient to road conditions and can interface with onboard systems and screens. Velimo has a very small but powerful footprint on board comprising of the rugged Velimo SmartBox – including the server, an access point for the WLAN connection and a router for the Internet connection. Lufthansa Industry Solutions facilitates everything – from support in securing content and licenses through onboard installation by working with bus operators to establish roll-out processes designed around their unique needs including ongoing support and maintenance services as well as feature and product enhancements.

„We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with megabus,“ said Mike Oropeza, Director of Business Development for Lufthansa Industry Solutions. „Velimo is a win-win situation for travelers and long-distance bus operators. Passengers have an even more comfortable journey and long-distance bus companies increase customer retention while reducing cost of ownership created by onboard based entertainment and advertising revenue opportunities.“

„Megabus is excited to be working with Lufthansa Industry Solutions on further enhancing our customer experience“ said Colin Emberson, Commercial Director at megabus. „Our customers already appreciate the ability to be connected and powered while travelling. The addition of the megabus RIDE onboard entertainment system to our existing suite of amenities is an important enhancement to our goals of providing safe, affordable and reliable travel.“

About Megabus
Megabus offers daily express bus service to more than 100 major cities in North America. Since its launch in 2006, megabus has served more than 60 million customers. Megabus maintains the highest (Satisfactory) safety compliance rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is approved by Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX), an independent safety rating organization.

Lufthansa Industry Solutions ist ein Dienstleistungsunternehmen für IT-Beratung und Systemintegration. Die Lufthansa-Tochter unterstützt ihre Kunden bei der digitalen Transformation ihrer Unternehmen. Die Kundenbasis umfasst sowohl Gesellschaften innerhalb des Lufthansa Konzerns als auch mehr als 200 Unternehmen in unterschiedlichen Branchen. Das Unternehmen mit Hauptsitz in Norderstedt beschäftigt mehr 1.300 Mitarbeiter an mehreren Niederlassungen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und den USA.

Company-Contact
Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Heiko Packwitz
Schützenwall 1
22844 Norderstedt
Phone: +49 40 5070 6716
E-Mail: heiko.packwitz@lhind.dlh.de
Url: http://www.lufthansa-industry-solutions.com

Press
Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Ute Miszewski
Schützenwall 1
22844 Norderstedt
Phone: +49 40 5070 65715
E-Mail: ute.miszewski@lhind.dlh.de
Url: http://www.lufthansa-industry-solutions.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Press Release: New Work and the need for cooperation

Press Release: New Work and the need for cooperation

Connection of decentralized employees via digital collaboration platforms

As a result of New Work, decentralization, flexibility and digital information, virtual collaboration tools are considered irreplaceable.

Cooperation and increasing individualization

Employees increasingly want to decide individually about their work process and flexibly determine their working time and location. By taking these wishes into account, companies can win motivated, productive and loyal employees. Cooperation and efficiency must not be impaired. This can be achieved thanks to digital tools. Real-time communication and collaboration platforms create new forms of collaboration. „Building, maintaining and sharing knowledge is an important part of successful collaboration“, said Lars von Thienen, who has accepted this question with his tool, „To find digital information on a decentralized basis is a task of digitization and the changing cooperation. For example, the digital knowledge assistant „Noggle“ offers a way to answer this by presenting decentralized documents in a central search result and by cognitively sorting and linking knowledge. Finding knowledge and colleagues is achievable.“

Digitization of the working world

The digitization of the working world and processes is progressing. IT systems are getting better at analyzing information. Information is more and more digitally available and will remain structured over an extended period of time. In the medium term, all necessary documents will be available digitally and thus independent of the location. This is how digitization affects cooperation. An increasing flexibilisation, decentralization and de-marginalization of work are developing.

New Work – Cause and Goal

New Work, the profound change in the world of work, is at the same time both thinking and movement. Work-Life-Balance and Industrie 4.0 find their merger in this term. Knowledge growth, demographic change, digitalization and globalization have an impact on society and on companies and are the cause of the discussion about New Work.The goal is to change the design of work.

New Work is to be seen as a future of working and it has to be culturally and technically adapted for companies.

Noggle AG is a registered trademark. Patent is pending. Noggle is a knowledge assistant for Windows. Noggle unifies search results through desktop locations, network file servers, and cloud storage. By sharing libraries, the collaboration of several users is realized. An intelligent search shows content relevant documents.

Company-Contact
Noggle AG
Lars von Thienen
Bredbeekskoppel 6
21266 Jesteburg
Phone: 017656218987
E-Mail: info@noggle.online
Url: http://www.noggle.online

Press
Noggle AG
Melina Müller
Bahrenfelder Steindamm 55
22761 Hamburg
Phone: 017656218987
E-Mail: knowledgeassistant@gmail.com
Url: http://www.noggle.online

Computer Information Telecommunications

How to choose the right display for photography and graphics design

How to choose the right display for photography and graphics design

What features should graphics designers and photographers look out for when they are shopping for a professional display?

With a plethora of monitor sizes, resolutions, aspect ratios, panel technologies and colour support all vying for shelf space in retail stores, even professional users can have a hard time choosing the right display to make their photos and designs stand out. MMD, brand license partner for Philips monitors, has put together a few pointers:

1.First, the crux issue: colour. In a professional environment, on-screen colours must be as close a match as possible to the output on other devices (like printers). This is why accurate colour representation is so important. Although it might sound plenty, the 16.7 million colours that can typically be reproduced on a standard display are not enough for professional graphics and photo applications. A good monitor for this kind of work needs both a wide colour gamut and an excellent calibration. Here are a few of the terms you will come across:

a.The sRGB colour space is the minimum;

b.Adobe RGB is a wider gamut than sRGB and is the de facto standard in the industry. A professional display ought to be able to exactly reproduce at least 90% (preferably more) of the colours in this space;

c.Another common standard of colour space is the NTSC gamut – 72% NTSC = 99% sRGB . Therefore, a display that can reproduce more than the standard 72% NTSC will deliver even more vivid and true-to-life colours. Most of the newer Philips monitors, for example, are equipped with technologies allowing them to deliver between 85% NTSC (122.9% sRGB) and 104% NTSC (130% sRGB).

2.Another thing to consider is the monitor size and aspect ratio:

a.For a good overview of your creative work, comparisons or multitasking, a larger screen is the way to go. Any display under 27″“ simply doesn“t provide the screen real estate that a photographer or a designer needs. 32″“ and even 40″“ are suitable screen sizes that offer enough space for quality work.

b.Aspect ratio should also be considered. Widescreen displays are now standard, with many designers going for 16:9 aspect ratio as it provides not only plenty of horizontal space but relatively more space in height as for example compared to 21:9. This means it requires less neck and eye movement for a good overview and can proportionally fit standard print sizes.

3.The choice of resolution is less clear-cut, and should be considered in conjunction with display size. Is Full HD enough? Or should users go for Quad HD or even 4K? QHD displays have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, as opposed to 19201080 with Full HD. The bigger the screen, however, the higher the resolution should be. Since professional photographers and designers will be looking at screen sizes of 27 inches and up, it makes sense to go with higher resolutions, at minimum QHD.
If you are planning to go even bigger, you should consider a 4K display, a category that is fast becoming very popular. These deliver an even greater resolution, 3840 x 2160, making them ideal for intricate zooming-in on fine detail. With more pixels packed into each square inch on the display, individual pixels remain imperceptible even at close zoom levels. Anyone who works with split screens might find a top-of-the-range 40-inch display with super-fine resolution is the right choice for their jobs.

4.Next up, the panel technology. There are two common technologies, which are great for graphics work: VA (vertical alignment) and IPS (in-plane switching). Both offer similar, extra-wide viewing angles of 178 degrees, making it possible to view the display from almost any angle. There is a difference in colour accuracy and consistent brightness, which are slightly higher in IPS panels. In a lot of newer VA panel monitors, however, this is well compensated for through special colour enhancing technologies e.g. by Ultra Wide-Color technology in Philips models, which brings colour accuracy to an excellent level. What is more, VA panels show better blacks and better contrast than IPS panels, and tend to have lower power consumption.

5.Flat or curved? This is down to personal preference. The latest curved displays wrap the screen space gently around the user“s line of vision, enabling greater focus on the task in hand: important in busy office environments. A curved display is able to create an increased perception of depth with minimal picture distortion. However, some users do report a preference for flat displays for creating (rather than viewing) content, since any distortion at all, even minimal, is unwelcome. Depending on desk space (and budget), it can be a great idea to have a dual display setup: one flat and one curved.

Graphics professionals should focus on these key features first – but also keep in mind other items such as ergonomic adjustability and good connectivity. All play a role in enabling them to be more productive throughout their working day.

MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD displays worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV“s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD serves the Western European markets from its headquarters in Amsterdam. The Eastern European and CIS markets are served by a local office in Prague. Through its network of local sales teams MMD works with all major IT distributors and resellers. The company“s design and development centre is located in Taiwan. www.mmd-p.com

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