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Digital Shadows raises $26m to expand its market leading Digital Risk Management Service and fuel global expansion

Led by Octopus Ventures and World Innovation Lab, this new investment will enable the company to meet increasing customer demand across all verticals and geographies

Digital Shadows raises $26m to expand its market leading Digital Risk Management Service and fuel global expansion

Alastair Paterson, CEO and co-Founder of Digital Shadows

Munich, 21st of September 2017 – Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, announced it has raised $26m in a Series C funding round to expand the capabilities of its market leading SearchLightTM digital risk management service and fuel global expansion.

Led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from World Innovation Lab, Industry Ventures and all of Digital Shadows“ existing investors, the funding will support company growth and support its continued commitment to protecting organizations with the best and most comprehensive digital risk management solution in the industry.

Luke Hakes, investor at Octopus Ventures, will be joining the board of directors.

„Digital Shadows is a world-leader in digital risk management, and continues to innovate across all verticals and geographies in a highly competitive space. We are seeing growing demand for this service across our portfolio of technology companies, and we think Digital Shadows are best-placed to meet this considerable opportunity,“ said Will Gibbs, Investment Manager at Octopus Ventures.

Digital Shadows has continually invested in its market leading SearchLightTM service which combines scalable data analytics with human analysis to give customers the context and awareness they need to protect their digital footprint from digital risks including cyber threats, data exposure, brand exposure, VIP exposure, infrastructure exposure, physical threat, and third party risk. Recently, Digital Shadows added mobile application support and increased Dark Web capabilities, and the latest funding will speed up the rate of innovation further to provide even more value to customers.

„Risk management is an increasing area of focus for most organizations, as risk profile complexity and interconnected relationships grow explosively,“ according to John A. Wheeler and Rob McMillan, Gartner analysts. „To understand the full scope of risk, organizations require a comprehensive view across all business units and risk and compliance functions, as well as key business partners, suppliers and outsourced entities. As a result, new technology solutions are emerging to increase the collaborative nature of risk management, both within and external to the organization.“1

„Digital Shadows provides the most complete and adaptable service when it comes to helping us manage our digital risks,“ said Sascha Maier, IT & Information Security Manager at IWC Schaffhausen. „This is crucial for protecting our intellectual property, brand, and reputation as we digitally transform our business.“

„This funding event is a huge milestone for Digital Shadows so we can expand our lead to offer the best digital risk management service in the industry,“ said Alastair Paterson, CEO and co-Founder of Digital Shadows. „We are excited to have the support of the likes of Octopus, World Innovation Lab and Industry Ventures as we embark on the latest phase of our development and continue to expand our geographic coverage and SearchLight service to help our customers manage their digital risk to protect their business, brand and reputation.“

1 Gartner, Risk Management Program Primer for 2017, John A. Wheeler, Rob McMillan, January 2017

About Octopus Ventures
Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm, focused on identifying unusually talented entrepreneurs. In recent years we have been fortunate to back the founding teams of over 60 companies, including Conversocial, graze.com, LOVEFiLM, Property Partner, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, SwiftKey, Swoon Editions, Uniplaces, tails.com, Zoopla Property Group and Zynstra.
We can invest from 250,000 to 25 million in a first round of funding and will look to follow in subsequent rounds. We are proud to be known as one of the most entrepreneur friendly investors in Europe and a significant part of our portfolio consists of referrals from teams we have already invested in or serial entrepreneurs who we have previously backed.
Octopus Ventures is part of the Octopus group. Octopus is a fast-growing UK fund management business with leading positions in several specialist sectors including property finance, healthcare, energy and smaller company investing. Founded in 2000, Octopus manages more than 6 billion of funds on behalf of 50,000 investors. www.octopusventures.com

About World Innovation Lab
World Innovation Lab (WiL) connects entrepreneurs with corporate resources to build global businesses. World Innovation Lab is a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in consumer and enterprise technology companies. With a deep network of global corporate partners, the firm is committed to providing startups with unparalleled investment and partnership opportunities. World Innovation Lab’s foundational platform includes the Japan government investment arm and over 20 Japan leading corporations such as Sony, Nissan, Mizuho Bank, Daiwa Securities, NTT, KDDI and All Nippon Airways. World Innovation Lab is headquartered in Palo Alto and Tokyo.

About Digital Shadows
Digital Shadows provides insight into an organization“s digital risks and the threat actors targeting them. The Digital Shadows SearchLight™ service combines scalable data analytics with human analysts to monitor for cyber threats, data leakage, and reputation risks. Digital Shadows continually monitors the Internet across the visible, deep and dark web, as well as other online sources to create an up-to-the minute view of an organization“s digital risk and provide it with tailored threat intelligence. The company is jointly headquartered in London and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.digitalshadows.com

Company-Contact
Digital Shadows
Birgit Fuchs-Laine
Prinzregentenstraße 89
81675 München
Phone: 089 41 77 61 13
E-Mail: digtalshadows@lucyturpin.com
Url: https://www.digitalshadows.com/

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Lucy Turpin Communications GmbH
Birgit Fuchs-Laine
Prinzregentenstrasse 89
81675 München
Phone: 089 41776113
E-Mail: digitalshadows@lucyturpin.com
Url: http://www.lucyturpin.com

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Qlik Sense Deep Dive: New Intensive training program from AKQUINET for advanced Qlik Sense Developers

Debut in November 2017

Qlik Sense Deep Dive: New Intensive training program from AKQUINET for advanced Qlik Sense Developers

(Source: @ akquinet AG)

Hamburg, 19. September 2017. The IT consultancy companies AKQUINET and TIQ solutions have developed a new three-day intensive training curriculum for Qlik Sense developers. With Qlik Sense, users can easily create flexible, interactive visualizations and make meaningful decisions. The offering will provide four focused, independent tracks presented in interactive groups of ten or less. The course premiers from November 27th-29th at the Resort Schwielowsee near Berlin and will be offered on an ongoing basis as annual Qlik Sense Developer Summit.

According to Konrad Mattheis, Managing Director of AKQUINET and Qlik Luminary 2017, „we specifically solicited feedback from Qlik Sense developers about their thematic interests, organisational wishes and criticism of existing training offerings and took heed of this input during course conceptualization. We have been and continue to be in an ongoing dialogue with the community regarding topics, speakers and course content to help us provide an experience that dives deeper into the Qlik „sphere“ than ever before.“

This year ’s kick-off event will focus on the following topics:
– Advanced Analytics
– Advanced Extension Development
– Advanced Scripting
– Qlik Sense Security

The parallel sessions will be led by the current Qlik Luminaries Konrad Mattheis (AKQUINET) and Ralf Becher (TIQ Solutions) as well as AKQUINET Solution Architects Alexander Nagler and Robert Weber. All speakers will be available to attendees during evening „jam sessions“ for further dialogue regarding the Qlik Sense universe.

Further information about the event may be found at http://www.sensedeepdive.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. AKQUINET 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.

Company-Contact
akquinet
Michael Walther
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
22297 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 881732617
E-Mail: michael.walther@akquinet.de
Url: http://www.akquinet.de

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marketing & public relations on demand
Andrea Fischedick
Brahmsstraße 7
63225 Langen
Phone: +49 6103 2021885
E-Mail: fischedick@mupod.de
Url: http://www.mupod.de

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Connect complex infrastructures even easier

Setting up a KVM Matrix-Grid™ across locations: even more flexible thanks to new Ethernet-capable I/O-Card-Trunk4

Connect complex infrastructures even easier

As the size of IT installations grows, the demands on the flexibility and integration capability of systems increase as well. Ensuring a sufficient interconnection between high-performance systems also increases the cabling effort.

The KVM Matrix-Grid™, a feature of the digital KVM matrix switches from Guntermann und Drunck GmbH, helps users implement even more complex and powerful IT installations. The matrix grid establishes bidirectional communication between individual matrix switches. Now it is even easier to interconnect systems and facilitate larger installations. Thus, users are able to operate the system bidirectionally at multiple locations and access the remote IT systems of the remote matrix. The individual matrix systems are connected via gridlines, which are direct connections of the I/O ports from one system to another. But what about the cabling effort and how can it be reduced without compromising the performance of the systems?

Reducing the number of grid lines with the I/O-Card-Trunk4
G&D’s I/O Card Trunk4, which can be placed in one of the I/O slots of the ControlCenter-Digital matrix system, provides an answer to this question. The I/O-Card-Trunk4 reduces the grid lines required for a matrix grid by combining 4 of the 16 channels on one line. For transmission between two matrices, the four ports of an I/O-Card-Trunk4 can be configured independently for a 1:1 direct connection. Transmission between two I/O-Card-Trunk is carried by even more powerful components compared to the standard. These components let you use the fourfold of the bandwidth at the same time – thus saving you one fourth of cabling efforts.

Reducing cabling efforts even further?
In addition, the I/O-Card-Trunk4 supports a connection over a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet network (layer 2). The transmission mode (G&D protocol or Ethernet) can be set individually for each of the four transmission ports. This means that efficient network infrastructures can also be used, and the cabling does not necessarily have to be done in a dedicated manner. Matrix grid installations can even be set up across locations if suitable connections are available. This way, long distances can be bridged and even studio locations can be connected with each other. The KVM Matrix-Grid™ over Ethernet does not only make it easy for admins to access the system, but also allows access to multiple users from different locations.

With the I/O Card Trunk4, G&D provide their customers with a powerful tool to implement complex, bi-directional matrix grid installations even easier. By bundling four channels on one line, the cabling effort is significantly reduced. Thanks to the Ethernet capability of the I/O-Card-Trunk4, even existing infrastructures can be used. For more information on the I/O-Card-Trunk4, please visit www.gdsys.de/en

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

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

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

G&D – if it’s KVM.

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

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WebPoster: Industrial Monitor as HTML Viewer

New Information Displays by Distec Visualize Company-related Web Content on Modern Computer Platforms

WebPoster: Industrial Monitor as HTML Viewer

TFT WebPoster by Distec displays any common web content

The newly developed WebPoster by Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – is now based on a modern, future-proof computer platform and displays all common web content. With the TFT WebPoster, Distec meets the demand for administration and maintenance free information displays with an embedded Linux operating system. „As a classical network device, the WebPoster is configured via an Internet browser,“ explained Michael Dernbach, Product Marketing Manager, Data Display Solutions by Distec. „Thanks to the integrated embedded operating system, no costs for monitor administration or system updates incur.“ Designed according to industrial standards, the monitors continuously show the contents of a webpage and are ideally suited for displaying enterprise information, for human resources consulting, for visualizing and monitoring industrial processes, as well as for digital signage. The WebPosters are based on the well-known POS-Line monitors. They are available in a broad range of sizes ranging from 15 to 65 inches.

Maintenance-Free Information Display

After a simple configuration process, the monitor connects to the provided website and begins a continuous display of its content. No keyboard nor any other input devices are necessary. Any configuration adjustments are managed through the network. Website changes happen automatically. On request, Distec will add a PCAP touch if the WebPoster is intended not only for display but for interactive use of websites. The industry panels with LED backlighting are energy-efficient and long-lasting. They are suitable for VESA mounting or as built-in monitors. In addition to classical industrial design with robust metal housing and protective glass or true-flat glass with bezel, diverse customer-specific designs are available. Distec manufactures all WebPosters in Germany.

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

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

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

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What aspects – beyond pure technical specifications – make broadcast technology really powerful?

What aspects - beyond pure technical specifications - make broadcast technology really powerful?

For decades, KVM systems have been an integral part of the broadcast sector. TV stations, production houses, OB vans or post-production studios all use KVM systems to link classic broadcasting technology and their infrastructure to IT technology and to move more towards IT-based studios. But how do KVM systems become really efficient?

Guntermann & Drunck GmbH, a German manufacturer of KVM equipment, is focusing on usability and the seamless integration of its products into the operating environment as well as on high-quality KVM products made in Germany. Or in other words, on letting users operate G&D KVM systems as easily, intuitively and user-friendly as possible. KVM systems help move powerful computers out of studio and production areas and into air-conditioned equipment rooms. Producers, however, still have full access to all computers to be able to switch to the right systems at the right time. Therefore, they do not even realise that they operate their systems remotely.

The wide range of user-friendly functionalities such as CrossDisplay-Switching via mouse cursor shows how much G&D thinks about their users and the user-friendly operation of their systems. The feature has been specifically designed for multi-monitor workstations that access multiple computers at the same time. 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 lets users create multi-monitor user stations, which can be operated with one set of keyboard and mouse. Here, special LEDs indicate the active channel. Thus, producers, directors or staff members of post-production always see on which computer they are currently working.

Remote control via IP-Control-API
In addition to a range of integrated, useful functionalities, you can use special services to control G&D matrix systems over network. This way, external control options can be added to any system-specific operating concept. For an easier start, G&D provides its own remote GUI as graphical user interface. It is also possible to integrate G&D matrix systems into control concepts such as KSC Core, VSM or Avid’s ProTools. No matter where they are located – each computer can be connected to the desired projection media and/or operator screens. In the perfect symbiosis between the IT and the broadcast world, the matrix can also automatically follow complex application processes.

With their user-friendly functionalities and many new product innovations, G&D take account of the trends in the broadcast industry and currently offer the broadest range of KVM systems available on the market. The company will present its powerful solutions at IBC 2017, 15-19 September, Hall 1, Stand B10.

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

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

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

G&D – if it’s KVM.

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

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Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Guntermann und Drunck GmbH will be giving the first presentation of the new GPIO function live and in action at the IBC 2017. It enables you to transmit relevant Tally Light information to a remote work station and to indicate the active „on air“ system.

G&D Matrix systems give several users access simultaneously on one and the same or on different computers in studios or OB vans. What about if the computer is „live“ on a programme and a producer is making undesired changes on this system? The big advantage – that the computers are externalised by KVM and various systems can be made flexibly accessible – has until now had one disadvantage: the on-air signal on the remote computer, typically in the form of a Tally Light, so additional technology and much expense was required to also show this at the workplace. So it was not only the distance that needed bridging, but the tally controller also needed to know on which computer the user was situated.

G&D has developed a specially customised function for such cases to transfer the GPIO status. The GPIO changer also makes technical installation easier. So tally switch states are transmitted from the computer via the KVM matrix and the information is made available to the user at the console. The connected „ON AIR“ light informs the producer when a computer is live on a programme.

Benefit: The Tally information (or any other GPIO information) is available to the user at any time when operating remote computers and switching to CPUs – and it is available before switching to a „live machine“ because the status is shown by a signal at the work station, as well as on the OSD and in the computer“s selection menu.

If several producers are working simultaneously on one system, the „on air“ signal ensures that they don“t make undesired changes on a live computer.

G&D will be presenting the GPIO changer and many other product innovations that allow you to link typical broadcast equipment with IT at IBC 2017, 15-19 September, hall 1, stand B10.

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

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

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

G&D – if it’s KVM.

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

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Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec Further Extends Application Areas for Robust and Flexible POS-Line Series

Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec extend the temperature range of their industrial POS-Line series to -25° to +65°C

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – has extended the operating temperature range of their industrial POS-Line monitors, now from -25°C up to +65°C. In combination with the front-end IP protection of up to IP65, they are ideal for use in harsh industrial and digital signage environments such as process and data visualization in production and logistic buildings, or digital signs in public areas. „The proven product family of 15 to 25 inch monitors combines the newest technology with the latest, most appealing design for a perfect solution, thus serving any user looking for a rugged metal housing, reliability in operation, and a choice of controller and front options for different fields of application,“ explained Daniel Fichter, R&D Project Manager at Distec GmbH. In addition to robust design, the industrial monitors provide an elegant, low weight aluminum housing, simplified installation without any mounting angles, and PCAP multi-touch technology for 10-finger operation.

Flexible through Modularity

The lightweight aluminum housing of the POS-Line provides a robust, high-quality powdered surface. The modular setup allows an optimal front end option according to the application and mounting conditions. In addition to suitable front plates or frames, Distec also supplies a 19-inch rack mount or frames with true-flat glass, providing the perfect solution whether users prefer to integrate the monitors into their machines, furniture or walls, or use them as desktop monitors. The monitors and front options are also available in combination with an anti-glare safety glass or a touch sensor. Depending on the application, the POS-Line series can be equipped with a robust, resistive touch, which even allows glove operations, or with a sensitive 10-finger PCAP multi-touch. With the right touch, the monitor becomes interactive and suitable for use as an industrial HMI device. The high transparency of the touch sensors, in combination with the anti-reflective safety glass, leads to a first-class picture impression while offering a high degree of security.

Powerful TFT Controllers Prolong Life Cycles

Distec develops their own TFT controllers in order to become independent of the often short life cycles of Asian controllers. With the PrismaMEDIA-ECO video board, Distec offers DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA interfaces, in addition to serial interfaces (e.g. RS232), which are broadly used in the industry. For the lower range of performance, Distec delivers the powerful computer platform Raspberry, with various benefits. A modern and energy-saving Atom-Baytrail architecture with 4 CPU cores meets medium requirements. The high-performance range covers the latest Core i5/i7 CPUs. Passive cooling, a wide operating voltage range and two LAN interfaces are essential features of the monitor. On request, Distec installs a Windows operating system ex-factory. All PC solutions have 4GB working memory and offer a fast and large 128GB mSATA hard drive memory space.

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

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

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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estos MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise Now Available

New replicators, new user management and user-based licensing, distinguishes the latest versions of the leading LDAP middleware for Unified Communications

estos MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise Now Available

Starnberg, 7/8/2017

With immediate effect, MetaDirectory Enterprise Version 4 is available with a host of new features: web service-based replicators, user administration, user-based licensing, 64-bit architecture, and support for IPv6. In principle, the MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise combines existing, distributed contact data from different data sources into a company-wide directory based on LDAP. It processes names, addresses, phone numbers, images and customer-specific information, standardizes and normalizes them – especially for unified communications hardware and software solutions that rely on the LDAP standard. This ensures a simple search and quick presentation of the results – even with large data files.

Web service-based replicators enable data from cloud-based systems to be replicated. For example, contacts from MS Office365, MS Dynamics365, Google G Suite or Salesforce are also available in the company-wide LDAP directory. The user-specific access control contributes to the protection of sensitive data in the sense of the „need-to-know“ principle. The administrator can define which members of a group can view certain contact data. Information is only displayed if it is relevant to the searcher. For example, if a member of the Sales team searches for a contact, the result includes contact information about offers, licenses, and sales, whereas a member of the Development team receives only the contact data for the same contact. „In the new version of MetaDirectory, we have changed from server to user-based licensing,“ explains Joachim Frenzel, Product Manager at estos. „This makes our directory service more affordable for smaller companies and therefore more attractive to use.“ With the new 64-bit architecture and the additional support of IPv6, the estos directory service is sustainable in the long term. In conjunction with a Unified Communications & CTI software suite such as ProCall Enterprise, the deployment forms the foundation for business process integration.

MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise from estos is now available directly from estos and sales partners such as ITK distributors, qualified retailers and trained system integrators. Further information can be found at https://www.estos.com/products/metadirectory .

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

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

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Now Available: ixi-UMS 6 Business

estos Unified Messaging Server now as a simple complete package for small businesses

Now Available: ixi-UMS 6 Business

Starnberg, 2/8/2017

The software producer estos from Starnberg has now released the brand-new version of the ixi-UMS Unified Messaging Server: ixi-UMS 6 Business is especially designed for small businesses with up to 100 employees. Predefined packages for 5 to 100 users include the UM features: fax, voice and SMS, including mobile access. The integration into messaging systems takes place via the SMTP connector, and the connection to PBXs via SIP, H.323 or CAPI. The integration capability in ProCall Enterprise completes the spectrum. „We have designed the installation, administration and implementation to be as easy as possible,“ explains Bernd Kattner, product manager at estos GmbH. „Our partners can quickly integrate the UM features into their customers“ system environments and make them easily available to their employees.“

The functions in Detail
ixi-UMS 6 Business complements existing messaging systems such as Microsoft Exchange Server or IBM Domino with additional features such as fax, voicemail or SMS. The user intuitively handles the new message types with its familiar e-mail client. Fax messages are received in the inbox as e-mails with a PDF file attachment. Faxes can be sent by opening a new e-mail window. Here, the user can write texts or attach documents, addressing them to a fax number with the appropriate identification, for example, faxnummer@ixifax.com. The rest is taken over by ixi-UMS 6 Business. The „Voice“ function provides a software-based answering machine. Ixi-UMS 6 delivers business messages in the form of a WAV file in the respective inbox. The user can then listen to the message via his telephone or PC with sound card and edit it like an e-mail. Browser-based, it allows the user to configure the voice mailbox, for example, to create profiles or set up call forwarding. Short messages can be sent simply via a „new e-mail“ to an address such as: mobilnummer@ixisms.com, and are sent by preconfigured SMS providers via http. An account with one of these SMS providers must be available.

Client Tools
ixi-UMS Client Tools, which is also available in the brand-new version, offers additional convenience. The Fax printer driver included in the Client Tools makes it possible to send faxes from all Windows programs that have a printing function. Based on Microsoft Word, the users can use features for Autofax or serial fax. With Autofax, you can send faxes directly from a Word document: ixi-UMS 6 Business recognizes the fax number using predefined criteria. Serial faxes can be created similar to serial letters. Faxes or short messages can also be launched directly from Microsoft Outlook contacts: The user marks the contact and selects „Fax“ or „SMS“ in the ixi-UMS. An e-mail window with an appropriate address will open.

Mobile Access
On the road, ixi-UMS 6 Business users can access all messages in the inbox via PC, phone, smartphone or tablet via the e-mail mailbox. Voice messages can be listened to remotely by mobile phone or by telephone. Users then have the option to either reply with a voice message, or to forward or delete the message. In addition, the user can use a web browser via a smartphone or tablet to read faxes and SMS messages in the inbox or listen to any voice messages.

Integration in ProCall Enterprise
Furthermore, the Unified Messaging Server can be integrated into the Unified Communications and CTI Software Suite ProCall Enterprise. Users can initiate faxes directly from the ProCall client and are informed of new fax messages in the sum bubble. The voice mailbox can be configured via ProCall and the ixi-UMS Journal can be managed in the client.

Availability and Further Information
ixi-UMS 6 Business from estos is now available directly from estos or sales partners such as ITK distributors, qualified retailers and trained system integrators. Further information can be found at https://www.estos.com/products/ixi-ums-business .

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

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

Computer Information Telecommunications

Strong expansion of the portfolio and computer access via IP structures

Strong expansion of the portfolio and computer access via IP structures

Strong expansion of the product portfolio and flexible computer access via IP structures: these are only two of the key points that await visitors to Guntermann & Drunck’s trade fair stand at the 2017 IBC, 15-19 September, hall 1, stand B10. The newest member of G&D“s KVM family is the IP transmission based KVM extender DP-Vision-IP. It allows great flexibility and overcomes the existing spatial restrictions on bridging distances.

The DisplayPort™ KVM extender system DP-Vision-IP consists of a computer module and a workstation module and facilitates the remote operation of a computer. DisplayPort 1.1a image data is processed pixel-perfect and with great hand-eye coordination. The maximum possible image resolution corresponds to a pixel rate of up to 300Mpixel/s. DP-Vision-IP supports DisplayPort 1.1. Video resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz. Transmission of compressed data is by CAT cabling via an IP based network on Layer 3 – and beyond network boundaries. Video, keyboard, mouse and control data are encrypted with AES-128.

The KVM-over-IP™ developed by G&D reveals the limits of dedicated cabling, because existing powerful IP infrastructures can be used with it. It can be combined with other G&D devices, enabling complex installations to be IP accessible.

The DP-Vision-IP System has a proven monitoring and SNMP function, which facilitates continual monitoring of device statuses and sends status notifications.

With DP-Vision-IP and many other product innovations G&D is responding to the trends in broadcasting. It offers the largest range of KVM systems available on the market. These and other powerful solutions will be presented by the trade fair team at the 2017 IBC, 15-19 September in hall 1, stand B10.

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

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

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

G&D – if it’s KVM.

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