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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.

AOC International (Europe) B.V.
Anna Stefańczyk
Prins Bernhardplein, 6th floor 200
1097 JB Amsterdam
+31 205046950

united communications GmbH
Elena Strzelczyk
Rotherstr. 19
10245 Berlin
+49 30 789076 – 0

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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

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Press Contact: Chris Wagner | | +1 858 336 8728
Investor Relations Contact: Tim Alavathil | | +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.

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
More information on the Philips 349X7FJEW:

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.

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

united communications GmbH
Peter Link
Rotherstr. 19
10245 Berlin
+49 30 78 90 76 – 0

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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.

Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen

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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 (, 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:

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

Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 43 63 0

ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg

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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 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

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.

Ulrike Braun
Kraichgaustraße 15
75045 Walzbachtal
+49 7203 346506

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OVH Announces Intent to Acquire VMware vCloud Air Business

vCloud Air, Marquee Customers, and Enterprise-Ready Support Team to Serve as
Foundation for OVH“s Launch into the US

OVH Announces Intent to Acquire VMware vCloud Air Business

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, today announced OVH intends to acquire VMware vCloud Air business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected close in calendar 2Q 2017.

Laurent Allard, Vice-Chairman of the OVH Board, invites you to an online press conference during which he“ll answer your questions,
on Wednesday, April 5th, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CET. Click here to sign up.

vCloud Air is VMware“s cloud offering based on the software-driven data center and designed specifically to meet enterprise needs delivering a secure, hybrid cloud experience. The recent introduction of bi-directional, zero downtime cloud migration and the hybrid DMZ architecture has enabled our customers to accelerate the pace of migration to the cloud, while maintaining security, compliance and control. Since its inception, vCloud Air has serviced industry leading customers as they embrace a hybrid cloud environment.

VMware has evolved its business strategy to focus on providing hybrid and cross-cloud software and services. Given this evolution, VMware is transitioning vCloud Air U.S. and European data centers, customer operations, and customer success teams to OVH. After the close of the acquisition, OVH will operate the service as vCloud Air Powered by OVH, will continue to leverage VMware“s hybrid cloud technology, and will closely partner with VMware on go-to-market and customer support around the three proven vCloud Air use cases: data center extension, data center consolidation, and data center recovery.

„We are pleased to announce this next step in vCloud Air“s evolution. We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with OVH and view this acquisition as an extension of our partnership and a positive for our customers and partners. Customers will have access to OVH“s global footprint, high-touch customer support, and still retain the VMware SDDC technology innovation that they are accustomed to,“ said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. „We remain committed to delivering our broader Cross-Cloud Architecture that extends our hybrid cloud strategy, enabling customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.“

OVH is one of the largest cloud service providers in the world with more than one million customers and 260,000 servers deployed. OVH is a long-time VMware vCloud Air Network partner with more than 200,000 VMs from thousands of customers running VMware vSphere Private Cloud, OVH was recognized as „Service Provider of the Year“ by VMware 2011-2014 and in 2016. Both companies collaborated to bring Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) as a Service to market in 2016. vCloud Air customers will benefit from greater choice as they select from OVH“s global data centers across four continents and experience faster performance and workload mobility through the company“s thousands of miles of dark fiber and 32 points of presence worldwide.

„Through our strategic relationship with VMware, which includes joint R&D and best-in-class delivery of solutions, OVH leads the private cloud market in Europe,“ said Octave Klaba, chairman and CEO, OVH. „With this acquisition, OVH will offer a very unique value proposition for larger enterprise deployments, including rich capabilities for migration and advanced hybrid functionalities for virtual data centers. This will benefit all our clients across the globe.“ As far as the Patriot Act is concerned, the isolation pattern that separates OVH American business activities from the rest of the world remains unchanged. The Patriot Act will apply only to the vCloud Air activities attached to OVH US.

OVH recently announced its US-based business, adding two new data centers to their large global network of high performance and water cooling green technology. Its newly-announced management team is comprised of cloud hosting industry executives under the leadership of Russell P. Reeder as president and CEO.

„OVH“s global reach and technology innovation, combined with VMware“s software-defined data center technology, will give customers competitive hyper-scale cloud economics,“ said Reeder. „Both companies are committed to providing a seamless transition for current vCloud Air customers, great customer support, increased access to our global network and modern green data centers.“

Founded in 1999, the OVH group innovates at the heart of the Internet, data centers (260,000 physical servers) and network (more than 10 Gbps bandwith capacity). As a result, today it is a major player in the European cloud market. Through its brands,, So you start, RunAbove, and hubiC, the OVH group offers tools and solutions that are simple yet powerful, revolutionizing the way its 1,000,0000 worldwide customers work. Its credo is technology must serve business. Respect for the individual, freedom, and equal opportunity to access new technologies have always been and will be strong commitments of the company.

Jens Zeyer
Dudweiler Landstraße 5
66123 Saarbrücken
+49 (681) 90673216

Alpha & Omega PR
Michael Hatemo
Schloßstraße 86
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
+49 (2204) 9879930
+49 (2204) 9879938

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Abuse Monitoring and Business Intelligence with mambo+

Abuse Monitoring and Business Intelligence with mambo+

The continuous improvement of mambo+, the simple and user-optimized business intelligence tool for domain portfolios, goes on. The enhanced abuse monitoring offers compliance with Spec 11 3b of the ICANN registry agreement. Further to that, mambo+ now provides additional business intelligence functionality for registries, registrars and registrants.

By analysing technical information and usage data of domain names the users gain important insights for operative and strategic decisions. Thereby, mambo+ helps to improve services, to determine the demand and market potentials of new functions, and last not least to enhance reputation and customer support. Besides these improvements a lot of further innovations have been added to mambo+. The user interface has been redesigned to become even more comfortable, and a new app (for iOS and Android) has been developed which provides instant user notifications on mobile devices about new or omitted abuse cases.

Another technical innovation is the new smart mambo+ bulb. These LED Bluetooth bulbs signal status updates of domain abuse cases within a domain portfolio, hereby supplementing the automated reports and e-mail alerts that mambo+ provides out of the box. This allows to respond to domain abuse cases even quicker.

The first public presentation of the smart mambo+ bulbs has taken place at the ICANN meeting in Copenhagen from March 11th to March 16th. There, interested registries had the possibility to get sample devices for free.

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Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH is an Internet infrastructure provider that develops and operates cutting-edge software solutions for the domain name industry. It is specialized in solutions for mission-critical system components.

Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH
Linda Müller
Martin-Schmeisser-Weg 9
44227 Dortmund
+49 231 9703-0
+49 231 9703-200

Computer Information Telecommunications

CryptCleaner is helping data recovery services fight against ransomware

Often victims are forced to give up their data or pay the developers of ransomware a considerable amount of money. Cryptcleaner helps fight against such fraud

CryptCleaner is helping data recovery services fight against ransomware

Forensics and data recovery help get data back

In many countries ransomware has been affecting all areas of society.
People with low income are most often being hit by ransomware. The
level of ransoms being demanded is way above what victims can afford.

Some victims pay but never get their data back. Here data recovery
experts try to help these victims. Often ransomware has encrypted or intentionally damaged files.

The challenge is not to be underestimated.

This where the tool CryptCleaner was been widely accepted as a great
initiative. Many experienced companies are now supporting the
development by helping to translate the application into 20 different

The number of regional support partners is growing. They will get
access to a special edition of CryptCleaner (laboratory edition) in
order to have a wide range of research tools.

The funding for this project is not based on government payments or
investment funding. Development is primarily financed by selling
licenses worldwide.

Pricing is set to not put unnecessary financial burden on victims and
those who want to protect themselves against future attacks.

The development roadmap will lead to users gradually getting new
protective tools with regular updates.

The tool is focused on windows users who are most affected by
ransomware criminality. At the moment the software is usable in
English, German, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese.

Next release will include Bulgarian, Italian, Punjabi, Hindi. Also the database structure has been expanded and migrated to accommodate more features for handling ransomware cases where users of technicians try to clean computers and recover encrypted data.

More details and news is available on the product website, YouTube or
Facebook fan page.

ACATO is a European company specialized in developing solutions for authorities, auditors, fraud investigators and compliance officers. With its team of certified and experienced forensic experts this corporation provides services to corporations, authorities and military across Europe. These services include forensics, data recovery and data protection consulting.

Christian Bartsch
Heimeranstr. 37
80339 München
0049 89 54041070

Computer Information Telecommunications

See you in Las Vegas with a special focus on 4K

G&D presents the broadest KVM portfolio on the market

See you in Las Vegas with a special focus on 4K

The new KVM extension DP1.2-Vision-XG extends computer signals up to 10,000m via fiber optics.

The annual NAB Show in Las Vegas is a thriving meeting place for all US broadcasters and digital media professionals. For many years now, Guntermann & Drunck GmbH has been a strong partner for the broadcast industry and shows great commitment to this sector. This year, the US subsidiary of the German KVM manufacturer will again be at the show to present the broadest portfolio of the entire KVM market. G&D“s stand will be dedicated to 4K. Here, a range of KVM systems, which are capable of extending and switching 4K video signals even over long distances – pixel-perfect, loss-less and without latency – will be presented.

Uncompressed transmission of 4K and 8K over distances up to 10,000 m
The DisplayPort KVM extender system DP1.2-VisionXG consists of a computer module (transmitter) and a user module (receiver) and extends computer signals via fiber optics over distances up to 10,0000m. For the perfect hand eye coordination, the transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort video signals is uncompressed, pixel perfect and lossless. The dedicated transmission via optical fibers offers sufficient bandwidth for an uncompressed and pixel-perfect transmission of 4K and 8K videos at 60Hz as well as for keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0, and audio signals. 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.

Loss-less transmission even for compressing systems
Another highlight at G&D“s stand in Las Vegas will be the presentation of compressing systems, which now include G&D“s improved, 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. The KVM extender DP-Vision1.2 already uses the advantages of this new compression mode for the extension of computer signals either via fiber optics up to 10,000 m or via CAT cables up to 140 m.

Switching 4K video signals via matrix systems
It is even more exciting when it comes to extending computer signals not only as a point-to-point connection, but when these signals are also switched and distributed – or in other words, when several computers are to be operated remotely via different, simultaneous workstations. Following G&D“s principle of mix & match, all products as well as their variants are compatible and can be combined with each other. 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.

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™
Based on IP structures, the new KVM extender DP-Vision-IP complements G&D“s portfolio and breaks any limitations of bridging distances that existed so far. 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. Various broadcasting companies and TV stations in the US already rely on quality „made in Germany“ products from G&D. The exhibition team will present all above-mentioned systems at NAB show booth N5624, 24-27 April, 2017.

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.

Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen