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Content delivery, automation and a touch of Obi-Wan in technical writing and documentation – the SCHEMA Conference 2017

Technical writing and technical documentation were the focal points of the conference, held once again in Nuremberg on 9th and 10th May 2017

Content delivery, automation and a touch of Obi-Wan in technical writing and documentation - the SCHEMA Conference 2017

The SCHEMA Group, a provider of high-performance component content management solutions, opened its doors to the annual SCHEMA Conference, this year held for the first time in the Mitte Convention Center at MesseNürnberg. More than 500 delegates from 14 countries attended the conference to learn about the latest developments in technical documentation. Representatives from a number of certified partners from the SCHEMA partner network were also present, who, together with the „best-of-breed“ manufacturer, develop solutions for consultancy, translation and implementation, to provide the best possible response to specific customer requirements. Amongst this year’s guests were partners A2 documentation, acrolinx, across, C+P, congree, doctima, Dokuwerk, ep Technische Dokumentation, ICMS, Imprimatur, Kaleidoscope, nlg, Schmeling + Consultants, T3, TID Informatik, Transline, urban translation services, text & form and Dr. Rieland Technische Dokumentation.

In a number of workshops and lectures, speakers from the SCHEMA Group gave a detailed presentation of the latest 2017 release of SCHEMA ST4 – the proprietary and now globally used component content management system for a modular approach to technical writing. This year’s focus was on content delivery in the context of Industry 4.0 and thus on the SCHEMA Content Delivery Server, known as SCHEMA CDS, a solution also developed at the company’s Nuremberg site for the B2B sector. SCHEMA CDS is one of the few content delivery platforms that is currently available on the market as comprehensive standard software. At a packed podium discussion, a panel of experts comprising users, developers, researchers and associations principally discussed the implementation and further development of these new platforms, as well as questions on recoverability. Improved cooperation and optimised workflows were other issues covered this year, which generated huge interest amongst delegates. As well as the announced expansion of the automation workflow in SCHEMA ST4, reports of customer experiences in this regard were presented to the entire audience. SSI Schäfer, an Austrian intralogistics provider, talked about successful cooperation with SCHEMA ST4 as a standard platform for company-wide documentation and communication – with more than two hundred users and three technical writers. SEW Eurodrive also reported successful compliance with exacting standards using SCHEMA ST4. Representing the healthcare sector, Philips Medical Systems talked about the creation and presentation of novel analytics applications for service technicians with SCHEMA.

With 47 partners and speakers and some 40 workshops and presentations, over the two days of the conference, users still had plenty of opportunities to learn about partner solutions and individual features in SCHEMA ST4 and SCHEMA CDS in greater detail. With a slight modification to an Obi-Wan quote from the Star Wars epic, one speaker from SCHEMA Development showed how data analysis and evaluation can be successful. The British SCHEMA partner, Imprimatur Limited, talked about the key role of the SCHEMA Online Media Designer (OMD) in drafting the owner’s manual for the new Bentley Continental GT.

The SCHEMA Group presented a workflow-optimised 2-in-1 principle geared to user requirements in the form of the new Catalog Content Integration, which brings together functionalities from the TID, SCHEMA ST4 and SCHEMA CDS content creator to ensure optimum interaction between the spare parts catalogue and operation-, maintenance- and service manuals.

Amongst visitors from international companies, there was particular demand for presentations and proposals in the area of translation management. Specialised partners and SCHEMA experts explained how systems can be used to optimise translation management and how the COTI standard interface supports the connection between the content management system and the translation memory system (TMS). This project launched under the leadership of DERCOM (Association of German Manufacturers of Authoring and Content Management Systems) was a topic of interest in discussions, as was the iiRDS (Intelligent Information Request and Delivery Standard), the data provision standard currently promoted by tekom (European Association for Technical Communication).

As in previous years, newcomers and interested parties had the opportunity on day two to take time out from the experts‘ presentations and discussions in the SCHEMA CMS Camp to find out about the functionalities and operation of a modern day content management system.

As a welcome break after the first day of the conference, delegates were invited to an evening event at Nuremberg’s traditional restaurant, Bratwurst Röslein, in the heart of the Old Town. Then on day two, the Partner Prize Draw, now firmly established in the conference programme, provided a further interlude.

Save the date: the next SCHEMA Conference will be held on 19th and 20th June 2018 in the Mitte Convention Center at MesseNürnberg.

The SCHEMA Group develops and markets high-performance solutions for information logistics. Founded in 1995, the company employs over 110 people at its headquarters and development site in Nuremberg, Germany. Relied upon by over 500 customers, the SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System (CCMS) and the SCHEMA CDS Content Delivery Server number among the most widely used systems for a modular approach to technical writing and documentation. The SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System and the SCHEMA CDS Content Delivery Server cater to all functions relating to the creation, versioning, variant control, translation, quality assurance, publication and distribution of product information – from service information on a mobile device to the final layout for a print catalogue. SCHEMA ST4 is a flexible system that can be scaled to suit the needs of small authoring teams up to entire companies. It is also available as a standard version or as a client-specific solution. SCHEMA CDS distributes information while providing its immediate availability. The SCHEMA Group’s solutions are suitable for a broad range of applications. They are deployed in a wide variety of sectors including mechanical and plant engineering, automotive, IT, electronics, medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Clients such as ABB, Agilent, Andritz, Bayer, Bentley, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bombardier, Bosch, Bundesanzeiger Federal Gazette, Carl Zeiss, Caterpillar, Daimler, Datev, Doppelmayr, General Electric, KSB, MAN, Miele, Austrian Federal Railways, Philips, Porsche, Roche, Schaeffler Group, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, SMA, Toyota, TüV, Voith, Weleda, Wincor Nixdorf and many more rely on systems from SCHEMA.

SCHEMA. Complex documents made easy. www.schema.de/en/

Firmenkontakt
SCHEMA Gruppe
Almedina Durovic
Hugo-Junkers-Str. 15-17
90411 Nürnberg
0911 586861-29
0911 586861-70
almedina.durovic@schema.de
http://www.schema.de/en/

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SCHEMA Group
Almedina Durovic
Hugo-Junkers-Str. 15-17
90411 Nürnberg
0911 586861-29
0911 586861-70
almedina.durovic@schema.de
http://www.schema.de/en/

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AKQUINET expands Qlik Sense add-on with fully integrated reporting module

Company-wide reporting system based on familiar Excel front end

AKQUINET expands Qlik Sense add-on with fully integrated reporting module

Hamburg, 08. May 2017. The IT consultancy company AKQUINET has just developed a new reporting module as an extension of the Qlik Sense add-on Sense Excel. Sense Excel Reporting now allows Sense Excel users to generate analysis and key statistics automatically in the form of a standard report, and distribute them to an unlimited number of recipients. With the help of the well-known Excel front end, reports can be created based on the WYSIWYG principle („What you see, is what you get“) in standard formats such as pdf, Excel or html. Distribution of the reports can either be effected automatically at defined times, or remain flexible, the documents being supplied when requested by the user. Use of the Qlik entitlements system ensures that the reports will be distributed to precisely defined target groups and restricted to legitimate users. Task, report and user filters provide a basis for the user-specific individualisation of report templates. The module can be fully integrated with the Qlik Sense server, no special hardware being required. Nor is there any need for Excel to be installed on the server, as the complete range of functions will be replicated by way of Sense Excel.

„Sense Excel Reporting makes it possible to provide company-wide reports in an uncomplicated and automated way, on the basis of a consistent data infrastructure and key statistics valid for all parts of the company. In this way companies can ensure that both employees and managerial staff can make use of analysis and key statistics when making their decisions in cases where interactive or visual dashboards are not so relevant,“ commented Konrad Mattheis, Managing Director of AKQUINET and Qlik Luminary 2017.

The new module will be presented to the general public for the first time at this year“s Qonnections, Qlik“s worldwide users“ conference, which is taking place from 15 to 18 May in Orlando. On the occasion of the international event Konrad Mattheis and Alexander Nagler, Senior Solution Architect at AKQUINET, will moreover be speaking on the subjects of advanced analytics and the creation of server side extensions.

Further information about the event may be found at http://www.qlikqonnections.com

About akquinet AG
akquinet AG is an internationally active and steadily growing IT consultancy firm with its corporate headquarters in Hamburg. Operating on a broad technological base, it helps companies make their IT processes speedier, simpler and more secure. The company specialises in the introduction of ERP and BI systems and on the individual development of software solutions in the fields of Java, SAP, QlikView, Qlik Sense and Microsoft. Over 750 specialists work for the company at head office and at subsidiary branches in Germany, Poland and Austria. Working in mechanical and systems engineering, in insurance and the public sector, in the social economy and in logistics, AKQUINET has many years of experience in all these fields and offers certified solutions. Aquinet operates its TÜV-IT-certified computing centres in Hamburg, Itzehoe and Norderstedt on an integrated basis. AKQUINET is a Microsoft Gold Partner, SAP Partner and an Elite Solution Provider for QlikView and Qlik Sense. akquinet AG is an independent company without a stock market listing.

Firmenkontakt
akquinet
Michael Walther
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
22297 Hamburg
+49 40 881732617
michael.walther@akquinet.de
http://www.akquinet.de

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AOC presents Benefits of Gaming

Gaming improves the brain, AOC helps gamers to stay healthy

AOC presents Benefits of Gaming

AOC’s AGON AG271QG gaming monitor with ergonomic stand

Amsterdam, 4 May 2017 – AOC strives to bring high quality products to the gaming market via its AGON line and, as one of the leading manufacturers of monitors, keenly promotes responsible and healthy gaming. In accordance with this aim, AOC has produced this fully cited guide to the social and cognitive benefits that result from gaming. Far from being purely for fun and entertainment, gaming improves players‘ visual information processing, decision making, and teamwork.

Cognitive abilities
Most games stimulate memory, attention span and logical thinking(i). Even gaming just a few hours a week can make a difference regardless of age. Real-Time-Strategy(RTS) games for example can enhance these abilities, as the player needs to analyse the situation against his rivals, plan ahead for an attack/defense or any advantage, remember rivals‘ actions and make counteractions, all this in a constricted time. The resulting improvements on attention and problem solving will definitely show up on the school / office or everyday life.

Decision making
Playing videogames can help improve decision-making skills(ii,iii). While some games require split-second decisions that impact the game, in some games decisions made earlier will change the course of the whole game. In Role-Playing Games (RPGs), even the early decisions on the attributes of a character and the later interactions with the world will have heavy consequences on the morality and wellbeing of the player’s character. Some Turn-Based-Strategy games also require players to analyse and react to a multitude of parameters to successfully win the game.

Processing visual information
First Person Shooter(FPS) games and Shoot ‚em up games will often require players to shift their focus rapidly on different parts of the screen(iv). While doing that, users will also try to keep their situational awareness in check. This means that the brain learns to split the attention and improve processing of incoming visual information. As the players don“t have much time to make decisions, prediction and reaction times improve. Certain studies even suggest that some gamers are as sharp as actual fighter pilots.

Teamwork
Let it be an online game with multiple teams, or just an offline co-op game with some friends, most games require players to work closely in a team. Popular competitive games such as some FPS games and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA)-style games will bring teams of 5 people together, where each player has its own strengths, weaknesses and skills. This kind of collaboration will definitely translate into workspace or to school(v).

Keeping it healthy
Hospitals equipped with game stations can impact recovery in a positive way(vi). Patients can find some distraction and joy by playing games, and even socially interact with other people and bring their optimism levels up.

AOC cares about health & comfort while gaming
While AOC promotes the benefits of gaming, its innovative technologies will keep users‘ health in check during gaming. A monitor with good ergonomics will help players‘ posture and spinal health. AOC’s Anti Blue Light / Low Blue Light technologies will reduce the blue end of the spectrum, which can cause eye-strain, headaches and sleep disorders. Whilst its Flicker Free technology reduces the flicker that occurs which can cause fatigue, dizziness and nausea. The i-Care technology uses sensors to detect the light intensity in the room and adjusts the brightness accordingly so that the users‘ eyes will not experience fatigue while adjusting to the light differences.

While there are many studies about the different positive aspects about gaming, AOC emphasises and promotes responsible gaming. It is vitally important that computer use forms part of a balanced and healthy life. Spending time outside, playing sports and being with friends are all equally important.

This guide and more about the benefits on gaming, recommendations about a healthy and responsible gaming experience can be found on the following website : https://www.aocgaming.com/en/benefits

AOC is constantly innovating in monitor technology to bring gamers the most immersive experience possible, with the maximum benefit to health!

Sources:
(i). „The Benefits of Playing Video Games“ Granic, I., Lobel, A., & Engels, R. C. (2014). The benefits of playing video games. American Psychologist, 69(1), 66.
(ii). „Real-Time Strategy Game Training: Emergence of a Cognitive Flexibility Trait“, Glass, B. D., Maddox, W. T., & Love, B. C. (2013). Real-time strategy game training: emergence of a cognitive flexibility trait. PLoS One, 8(8), e70350.
(iii). „Brain plasticity through the life span: learning to learn and action video games“. Bavelier, D., Green, C. S., Pouget, A., & Schrater, P. (2012). Brain plasticity through the life span: learning to learn and action video games. Annual review of neuroscience, 35, 391-416.
(iv). „Increasing Speed of Processing With Action Video Games“, Dye, M. W., Green, C. S., & Bavelier, D. (2009). Increasing speed of processing with action video games. Current directions in psychological science, 18(6), 321-326.
(v). „The effects of playing cooperative and competitive video games on teamwork and team performance“ , A Badatala, J Leddo, A Islam, K Patel, P Surapaneni (2016). The effects of playing cooperative and competitive video games on teamwork and team performance. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research. Volume 2; Issue 12; December 2016; Page No. 24-28
(vi). „Therapeutic Uses of Active Videogames: A Systematic Review“, Staiano, A. E., & Flynn, R. (2014). Therapeutic uses of active videogames: a systematic review. Games for health journal, 3(6), 351-365.

About AOC
AOC is one of the global top brands in the display market. High quality, first-rate service, attractive designs as well as environmentally friendly, ergonomic and innovative products at competitive prices are the reasons why more and more consumers, corporate decision-makers and distribution partners trust in AOC. AOC offers displays which cater to every type of user, be it for professional, home, entertainment or gaming use. AOC is a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest LCD manufacturer.
www.aoc-europe.com

Firmenkontakt
AOC International (Europe) B.V.
Anna Stefańczyk
Prins Bernhardplein, 6th floor 200
1097 JB Amsterdam
+31 205046950
anna.stefanczyk@tpv-tech.com
http://www.aoc-europe.com

Pressekontakt
united communications GmbH
Elena Strzelczyk
Rotherstr. 19
10245 Berlin
+49 30 789076 – 0
aoc@united.de
http://www.aoc-europe.com

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News & networking at the SCHEMA Conference 2017 on 9th and 10th May 2017

Automation, Industry 4.0 and the IoT in the spotlight – the annual gathering of the technical writing and documentation sector in Nuremberg

News & networking at the SCHEMA Conference 2017 on 9th and 10th May 2017

Once again, this year’s SCHEMA Conference promises to be a highlight for the technical writing and documentation sector. After last year’s record attendance of 500 participants from 21 countries, the organiser – SCHEMA Group from Nuremberg – will this year welcome clients, partners and interested industry professionals into the spacious new venue of the Nürnberg Convention Center (NCC) Mitte in Nuremberg. The focal point of the two-day event on 9th and 10th May 2017 will be workshops, lectures, presentations and partner solutions relating to the SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System and the intelligent SCHEMA CDS Content Delivery Solution.

Intelligent content management in an era of Industry 4.0 and the IoT

Automation, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are hot topics not only for information technology companies, but for the process and manufacturing industries too. As a result, a broad range of sectors – including automotive and electronics, aviation and aerospace, machine and plant engineering, medical technology and the pharmaceuticals – will be represented at this year’s SCHEMA Conference, where delegates will be able to examine the latest developments concerning modular working in technical documentation. Speakers from Philips Medical Systems, Otto Bock Healthcare, Bentley Motors, Daikin, Jensen, SEW Eurodrive and Maquet and many more will report on their practical content management experiences with SCHEMA ST4, using content delivery and the challenges and opportunities of automation and digitalisation in the authoring operations of global companies. Representatives from companies and professional organisations will also address the topical question of content delivery in times of intelligent information distribution and interlinking in the panel discussion on 10th May. Alongside this, SCHEMA partner companies will be presenting their „best of breed“ solutions in the fields of Industry 4.0, content solutions, language and translation management, publication, data migration and consulting. The CMS Camp will take place alongside the SCHEMA Conference on 10th May. Interested visitors to the CMS Camp will be able to gain an insight into the requirements and potential of a modern authoring system (preregistration required).

The SCHEMA Group develops and markets high-performance solutions for information logistics. Founded in 1995, the company employs over 110 people at its headquarters and development site in Nuremberg, Germany. Relied upon by over 500 customers, the SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System (CCMS) and the SCHEMA CDS Content Delivery Server number among the most widely used systems for a modular approach to technical writing and documentation. The SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System and the SCHEMA CDS Content Delivery Server cater to all functions relating to the creation, versioning, variant control, translation, quality assurance, publication and distribution of product information – from service information on a mobile device to the final layout for a print catalogue. SCHEMA ST4 is a flexible system that can be scaled to suit the needs of small authoring teams up to entire companies. It is also available as a standard version or as a client-specific solution. SCHEMA CDS distributes information while providing its immediate availability. The SCHEMA Group’s solutions are suitable for a broad range of applications. They are deployed in a wide variety of sectors including mechanical and plant engineering, automotive, IT, electronics, medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Clients such as ABB, Agilent, Andritz, Bayer, Bentley, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bombardier, Bosch, Bundesanzeiger Federal Gazette, Carl Zeiss, Caterpillar, Daimler, Datev, Doppelmayr, General Electric, KSB, MAN, Miele, Austrian Federal Railways, Philips, Porsche, Roche, Schaeffler Group, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, SMA, Toyota, TüV, Voith, Weleda, Wincor Nixdorf and many more rely on systems from SCHEMA.

SCHEMA. Complex documents made easy. www.schema.de

Kontakt
SCHEMA Consulting GmbH
Almedina Durovic
Hugo-Junkers-Strasse 15-17
90411 Nürnberg
+49 911-586861-29
+49 911-586861-70
almedina.durovic@schema.de
http://www.schema.de

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AOC and Studio F. A. Porsche introduce new monitor series

Fasten your seatbelt for breath-taking design

AOC and Studio F. A. Porsche introduce new monitor series

The AOC PDS241 – super-slim with an asymmetrical stand

Amsterdam, 26 April 2017 – AOC widens the range of its displays with two new special models. Collaborated with the world-famous design house Studio F. A. Porsche, the 24 inch AOC PDS241 and 27 inch AOC PDS271 redefine what one can expect from a monitor. Equipped with a 3-sides frameless AH-IPS panel, an asymmetrical metal stand and an ultra-slim minimalistic premium design, both of these new members in the AOC portfolio are going to be eye-catchers even when turned off. With the first ever modular design on a monitor, the PDS241 and PDS271 combine power and HDMI outputs into one single cable coming from the stand itself, leaving only the display to be admired. Underneath their outstanding appearance, their AH-IPS panels enhanced with AOC SuperColor WCG technology cover broad-colour gamut and provide the widest possible viewing angles.

Innovative, sleek and elegant design

When two legends meet, extraordinary things can happen. The renowned display specialist AOC and the legendary design house Studio F. A. Porsche have collaborated to bring the best looking monitors to the market. The design philosophy behind this monitor is inspired by the philosophy of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. His approach was: „If you analyse the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious.“ In its purest sense, a monitor is just a screen. But in reality, this simplistic view is obscured by bulky stands and multiple cables hanging out from the backside. The new AOC PDS monitor series revolutionises the traditional approach to monitor design. „The expressive shape of the monitor stand emphasises the simple idea of integrating the cables into the stand. The form not only follows the function but celebrates it through its asymmetrical shape in an elegant and sophisticated way.“ – says Henning Rieseler,
Head of Studio F. A. Porsche Berlin.

Both the 24″ PDS241 and the 27″ PDS271 will appeal to any style-conscious user such as business executives, designers and artists. At the front, the well-defined asymmetrical metal stand accentuates the 3-sides-frameless design. Looking from the sides, both these monitors are slimmer than the latest smartphones with a mere 5.2 mm thickness. The Studio F. A. Porsche designed monitors stand out from the crowd with their sleek appearance from the back – both the power and the monitor signal run through the stand and are divided in a separate box. The resulting clean look embodies what a monitor should be all about – the screen.

„We’re very proud of the result of AOC’s collaboration with Studio F. A. Porsche. These new futuristic and elegant monitors from the PDS line make a bold statement about AOC’s dedication to delivering innovative products – both technology and design wise“ says AOC’s Director Marketing, Business Management, Stefan Sommer.

Wide colour gamut and wide viewing angles

When turned off, these monitors are real stunners, for sure, but they really shine when turned on. Thanks to their latest AH-IPS panels, both the 24″ PDS241 and the 27″ PDS271 provide 1920×1080 pixels at Full HD resolution with excellent wide viewing angles of 178°. AOC’s SuperColor WCG technology enables these monitors to cover 100% sRGB and 90% of the NTSC colour space.

Easy on the eye

For those who cannot take their eyes off these monitors, both are equipped with AOC’s Low Blue Light technology and Flicker-Free technology. AOC Low Blue Light reduces harmful short wavelength blue light. On the other hand, AOC’s Flicker-Free technology regulates the monitor’s brightness with a DC (Direct Current) backlight system instead of PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), thereby relieving eye discomfort and fatigue even during long periods of use. An HDMI connector lets users connect everything from desktop and mobile PC’s to game consoles and set-top boxes and an audio output enables a practical connection for headphones or speakers.

AOC’s PDS241 and PDS271 will be available in June 2017. The MSRP is 189 GBP for the PDS241 model and 259 GBP for the PDS271.

About AOC
AOC is one of the global top brands in the display market. High quality, first-rate service, attractive designs as well as environmentally friendly, ergonomic and innovative products at competitive prices are the reasons why more and more consumers, corporate decision-makers and distribution partners trust in AOC. AOC offers displays which cater to every type of user, be it for professional, home, entertainment or gaming use. AOC is a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest LCD manufacturer.
www.aoc-europe.com

Firmenkontakt
AOC International (Europe) B.V.
Anna Stefańczyk
Prins Bernhardplein, 6th floor 200
1097 JB Amsterdam
+31 205046950
anna.stefanczyk@tpv-tech.com
http://www.aoc-europe.com

Pressekontakt
united communications GmbH
Elena Strzelczyk
Rotherstr. 19
10245 Berlin
+49 30 789076 – 0
aoc@united.de
http://www.aoc-europe.com

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NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding For Linux Servers

Industry-leading MainConcept® video encoders power NeuLion“s production ready OTT and broadcast software solution with live HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 encoding for MPEG-DASH and HLS

NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding For Linux Servers

PLAINVIEW, NY – April 25, 2017 – NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand digital video content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that its subsidiary MainConcept GmbH has released the highly-anticipated Linux version of their ready-to-use NeuLion® MC Encoder.
The NeuLion MC Encoder is a production-ready, real-time multi-screen live encoding platform that allows input from SDI and IP, including UDP, RTMP and HTTP for transcoding into adaptive streaming formats. It is able to encode up to 4K60p 10-bit HEVC/H.265 live streams, including HDR-10. Creating Apple HLS, DASH-264 and DASH-265 compliant streams up to 4K60p, with multi-bitrate and multi-resolution quality layers, the NeuLion MC Encoder takes care of packaging as well as playlist generation. For live archiving, the product optionally writes files to disk or Amazon S3 locations.
The new Redundancy Management feature adds several flexible 1+1 and N+M failover modes to provide uninterrupted service and automated channel recovery in case of an outage or hardware failure. Loudness normalization based on CALM-Act and EBU R128 guarantees that encoded content matches today“s broadcast regulations.
„We combined the market-proven NeuLion® OTT Platform with MainConcept“s best quality and high performance HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 Video Encoders, making the NeuLion® MC Encoder an excellent alternative to existing live encoding solutions,“ said Deacon Johnson, SVP Global Sales – Technology Licensing for MainConcept at NeuLion. „With live HEVC/H.265 4K60p encoding up to 10-bit – and now with support for Linux – the NeuLion MC Encoder can be the driving force behind any OTT and broadcast service targeting adaptive streaming content creation. This new release offers an affordable tool that helps establish the HEVC/H.265 format as the leading multi-screen experience in the market.“
The NeuLion MC Encoder 2.5 is available now. Contact us for a free evaluation trial.
About NeuLion
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content in up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital video management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others. NeuLion powers the entire video ecosystem for content owners and rights holders, consumer electronic companies, and third party video integrators through its MainConcept business. NeuLion“s robust consumer electronics licensing business enables its customers like Sony, LG, Samsung and other to stream secure, high-quality video seamlessly across their consumer devices. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com

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Press Contact: Chris Wagner | chris.wagner@neulion.com | +1 858 336 8728
Investor Relations Contact: Tim Alavathil | tim.alavathil@neulion.com | +1 647 426 1254

MainConcept is a leading provider of video codec technology, ranging in offerings from software development kits, transcoding applications and plugins serving professional video production, multimedia, broadcast, digital signage, medical, and security industries. Our engineering and development teams focus solely on creating encoding and decoding components for video and audio content, enabling us to provide best of breed solutions to our customers. In addition to outstanding products, our attention to detail and devotion to customer support and satisfaction is geared to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of even the most demanding customers.

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MainConcept
Philipp Harmuth
Elisabethstr. 1
52062 Aachen
0241 4010843
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Design Excellence of Philips Displays Honoured with Red Dot Design Award 2017

Design Excellence of Philips Displays Honoured with Red Dot Design Award 2017

-Two curved Philips monitors win the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design
-Both offer brilliant colours and various ergonomic features

Amsterdam, 21 April 2017 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announces that two Philips monitors have reaped Red Dot Award for Product Design in 2017. The award-winning displays are both curved, testifying to MMD“s dedication to combining advanced viewing experience with design excellence. The Red Dot Award, which every year attracts in excess of 5,000 submissions from over 50 nations, is one of the largest and most prestigious design competitions in the world.
„MMD is committed to innovative technology that makes work and play easier and more enjoyable for users. We are therefore very excited that two of our curved displays have been recognised by the Red Dot jury. We take this as a confirmation for our strategy and will further expand our line-up of curved monitors this year,“ says Stefan Sommer, Director Marketing & Business Management Europe AOC and MMD.

The Red Dot Award winners
The award-winning displays both feature curved screens, which create a subtle immersion effect by curving around the user“s line of vision. The 34-inch X Line LCD display (the 349X7FJEW) perfectly combines functionality with innovation, enhancing the wraparound experience with an ultra-narrow border for edge-to-edge viewing. CrystalClear, UltraWide Quad HD resolution, with 3440 x 1440 pixels and Ultra Wide-Color, provides excellent visuals in a panoramic format. This makes the monitor equally suitable for both work and entertainment.
The 32-inch M Line LCD display (the 328M6FJMB) is designed for an outstanding home entertainment experience and casual gaming. It offers a CrystalClear Quad HD resolution with 2560 x 1440 pixels, combined with AMD FreeSync and 144Hz fast refresh. Additionally, it features Ambiglow lighting. This unique feature creates a halo of light on and around the base that syncs with the display image and creates an even more immersive action in intense, competitive games.
Moreover, both monitors are equipped with LowBlue Mode and are height adjustable for health-friendly usage.

For more information on the Red Dot Award, please visit http://en.red-dot.org/winners_product_design_2017.html
More information on the Philips 349X7FJEW: http://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/349X7FJEW_00/brilliance-curved-ultrawide-lcd-display

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

Firmenkontakt
MMD Monitors & Displays B.V. / AOC International (Europe) B.V.
Ivilina Boneva
Prins Bernhardplein 200 6th floor
1097 JB Amsterdam
+31 20 5046945 / +31 20 504695
Ivilina.Boneva@tpv-tech.com
http://www.mmd-p.com

Pressekontakt
united communications GmbH
Peter Link
Rotherstr. 19
10245 Berlin
+49 30 78 90 76 – 0
Philips.Displays@united.de
http://www.united.de

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Smart KVM solutions for industrial applications

At HMI 2017, G&D will present their broad KVM portfolio for industrial control rooms

Smart KVM solutions for industrial applications

ControlCenter-Compact 80: High flexibility through remote access to all computers.

From 24 April to 28 April 2017, at Hannover Messe, Hall 11, booth D56, G&D will showcase a range of KVM solutions especially designed for industrial applications such as process control stations or control rooms. KVM products enable the spatial separation between computers and operators. This way, computers can be moved into a separate equipment room from where they can be operated from a distance – in real-time, latency-free and without image losses.

KVM extender systems consist of a computer module and a user module and extend computer signals. The latency-free data transmission between computers and control rooms or operators is carried out over a dedicated connection via CAT cable or optical fibre. KVM extenders extend computer signals up to 140 m over CAT cables or up to 10,000 m over optical fibres. When transmitting via optical fibres, there is a galvanic isolation between the transmitter and the receiver module, which makes the devices insensitive to interference radiation. Due to their robust design, time and again, the systems have proven their worth in harsh industrial environments.

DP1.2-VisionXG – latency-free data transmission of high-resolution video up to 8K
A highlight on the G&D stand will be the presentation of the DP1.2-VisionXG, a powerful system that extends signals via fibre optics. It uses uncompressed data transmission and supports extremely high video resolutions up to 4K and 8K with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The system includes many user-friendly and mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, a redundant power supply, SNMP and two network ports. The screen-freeze function is a safety feature, which, in case of an issue, „freezes“ the image last displayed on the monitor. This state is highlighted by a red semi-transparent frame. Meanwhile, the current time and the downtime of the video signal is displayed.

The continuous monitoring of the G&D device status ensures a long life cycle for the equipment. If defined states (for example ON / OFF) are changed or defined threshold values (for example, temperature) are exceeded, a corresponding documentation is generated in the web interface and the administrator can be notified via SNMP.

ControlCenter-Compact – high performance in compact form.
Industrial control rooms and process monitoring are characterized by a distributed and heterogeneous computer landscape. Often, several sources must be monitored at the same time. The use of a KVM matrix, e.g. the ControlCenter-Compact, improves the IT infrastructure and harmonizes spatially distributed installations, which can bridge distances up to 10,000m thanks to different transmission media (CAT or fibre). KVM matrix systems switch and distribute computer signals and are used whenever several computers have to be operated remotely via different, simultaneous workstations. The ControlCenter-Compact is available in six expansion levels providing between 8 and 80 dynamic ports and is compatible with both the DVICenter and the ControlCenter-Digital as well as all end devices, which makes it possible to add new systems to existing infrastructures. Special end components make it possible to operate multi-monitor workstations adding to the usability, as control room staff have to monitor several processes and programs running on different computers.

Versatile functions for flexible and user-friendly operation
On the G&D stand at Hannover Messe, one of the highlights will be the ControlCenter-Compact with both its wide range of functions and its simple and intuitive operation. It features 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 control room staff as efficient as possible. The integrated CrossDisplay-Switching is extremely useful for multi-monitor workstations. Here, users are able to swicth between channels simply by moving the mouse. The mouse acts as if on a „virtual desktop“ and can be moved seamlessly across the connected displays. When moving the cursor from the active to an inactive display, the keyboard-mouse focus automatically switches to the connected computer. This way, for users it feels like working on a virtual desktop.

The push-get function, which is available for all digital matrix switches, is also ideal for the cooperation of several operators in industrial control rooms. With the Push-Get function, users can move the screen contents of a target to (push) – or get it from – the display of another console. This display can be a large screen projection, for example. By using this function, operators can work together on solving issues..

Switching between day and night shift often also requires the operation and monitoring of different computer constellations. Scenario switching makes it possible to store predefined setups of switching conditions (e.g. day/night scenario). The selected switching states are saved in a script in the matrix system and can be accessed and executed via the OSD of workplaces assigned with the required rights.

The difference lies in the detail
In addition to simple, intuitive operation, G&D places particular emphasis on add-on products especially tailored to the industry. For example, the HK-Controller lets you use individual buttons or pushbuttons to transmit commands or shortcuts. Industrial-suited mounting sets for rack, table and rail mounting simplify the installation.

G&D have been dedicated to KVM for more than 30 years. At Hannover Messe, customers and interested parties will be able to discuss their individual IT solution with a team of KVM experts, 24 – 28 April, 2017 in Hall 11, Stand D56.

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.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

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Sunlight Readable Displays with Low Power Consumption

Distec Signs Distribution Agreement with the Renowned Japanese Manufacturer Ortus Technology

Sunlight Readable Displays with Low Power Consumption

Advantages of the New Blanview Technology (Source: Ortus Technology)

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications, adds the high-quality ORTUSTECH TFT displays to its product range. Ortus Technology was founded in 2010 by merging the display units of CASIO and TOPPAN and offers a variety of different TFT displays in sizes from 2.2″ to 9.6″ (5.588 cm to 24.384 cm). They are manufactured according to industrial standards and are especially suitable for rough outdoor use. „With more than 30 years of experience in the field of industrial displays, ORTUSTECH is one of the pioneers in the LCD sector and has developed the optimum technology for sunlight readable displays with low power consumption: the innovative Blanview technology,“ explained Leonhard Spiegl, Product Manager Components at Distec GmbH. „It perfectly combines the benefits of transmissive and transflective displays.“ Perfect applications for the Blanview displays are all mobile or battery driven devices, for example in the medical or automotive field or in handhelds for outdoor applications.

Blanview Technology

Optimum readability and color fidelity under almost all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight, and a wide viewing angle are the main benefits of the Blanview technology. Blanview displays also show an up to 60 percent reduced power consumption (compared to conventional transmissive displays). All these advantages enable compact designs and long battery life – nowadays the basic requirement for modern products.

Industrial Quality

Typical for Japanese companies, ORTUSTECH is focusing on quality: the production sites are certified according to IS09001/14001 for optimum process cycles, sustainability and environmental protection. The displays feature a low weight and a narrow bezel but nevertheless are robust and master rough environmental conditions due to the extended temperature range. To ensure a reliable project planning, ORTUSTECH guarantees a long-term availability of at least 5 years.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Firmenkontakt
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 43 63 0
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.distec.de

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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For Office applications: Intelligent interfaces to the German GAEB standard

If European construction companies want to participate in German invitations to bid, they have to use the so-called GAEB file format.

For Office applications: Intelligent interfaces to the German GAEB standard

GAEB-Online 2016

If European construction companies want to participate in German invitations to bid, they have to use the so-called GAEB file format. At very little expense, European construction companies can now carry out a data exchange with architects and contracting authorities that work in accordance with the GAEB standard.

All it requires is to have an application package like Microsoft Office or a cost-free Office like OpenOffice available. The only other thing that is needed is the small but practical software app, GAEB-Online 2016 from the „gaeb-online company“ in Walzbachtal which provides the interface.

To communicate an offer in Germany, the architect sends the construction company an electronic specification in the German GAEB DA83 default format. This can be transmitted by the contracting authority in such currently common GAEB formats in Germany as GAEB 90, GAEB 2000 or GAEB XML. With the GAEB software GAEB-Online 2016, the service specification in all these formats can simply be opened on the construction company“s PC and for every specification, the asking price can be captured.

In connection with the previously mentioned Office programs, a genuine calculation of prices can also be carried out at any time by means of the spreadsheet. To do this, the construction company exports the GAEB service specification to an Excel table, for example, and calculates the unit price, the price component and surcharges there.

When exporting to MS Excel, the position numbers, short description, quantity and units are always transferred from the service specification. In Excel itself, the wage and surcharge calculations are simplified significantly, since this method always offers additional, individual price break options for material requirements and possible rebates, wage minutes, etc.

The unit prices determined in this way can simply be imported back into GAEB-Online 2016 and the program will create out of it a quotation file in the DA84 file format. The quotation is printed and the DA84 file is transferred back to the architects who can read in the prices from the file directly into the AVA program they are using to create their price comparison automatically.

GAEB-Online 2016 runs on Windows 7 or higher under 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. The GAEB-Online 2016 program as well as its online help program and the PDF handbook are only available in the German language.

For all users who prefer to work on mobile devices, there is an additional variation of the program called „GAEB-Online 2016 USB“ available on a USB stick. This mobile solution makes it possible to perform a „seat-of-the-pants calculation“ on any Windows PC that has a USB port.

In addition, for larger teams, special terminal server versions are available for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

The free version of GAEB-Online 2016 can be tested for 8 days. The demo version can be downloaded from the website http://www.gaeb-online.de for free. After the test phase, an activation key can be ordered online at a cost of 95.20 Euros including VAT. For more information goto http://www.gaeb-online.de

Ulrike Braun of gaeb-online sells software on the topic of GAEB tenders. In recent years electronic data exchange has become inseparable from the working world of skilled craftsmen. In the areas of tenders and offer preparations, the GAEB interface has become established for the exchange of service specifications and associated offers. Almost all current, commercial software solutions and tender programmes in Germany work with this interface which, among other things, permits simple data exchange between planner and workshop. GAEB-Online products are already used by more than 5,000 customers for rapid calculations with MS-Excel®, for example, and for electronic tender submissions in the GAEB DA84 format.

Kontakt
gaeb-online
Ulrike Braun
Kraichgaustraße 15
75045 Walzbachtal
+49 7203 346506
info@gaeb-online.de
http://www.gaeb-online.de