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estos ECSTA Series Version 5 Now Available

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

estos ECSTA Series Version 5 Now Available

Starnberg, 20/7/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Press Release: New Work and the need for cooperation

Press Release: New Work and the need for cooperation

Connection of decentralized employees via digital collaboration platforms

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

Cooperation and increasing individualization

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

Digitization of the working world

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

New Work – Cause and Goal

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Information Telecommunications

How to choose the right display for photography and graphics design

How to choose the right display for photography and graphics design

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

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

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

a.The sRGB colour space is the minimum;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Company-Contact
MMD Monitors & Displays B.V.
Ivilina Boneva
Prins Bernhardplein 200 6th floor
1097 JB Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 5046945
E-Mail: Ivilina.Boneva@tpv-tech.com
Url: http://www.mmd-p.com

Press
united communications GmbH
Peter Link
Rotherstr. 19
10245 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 78 90 76 – 0
E-Mail: Philips.Displays@united.de
Url: http://www.united.de

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Digital Shadows Unveils Channel Rev Partner Program and Showcases New Partner Portal

Digital Risk Management Leader Attracts New Strategic Channel Partners as the Business Continues to Expand

Digital Shadows Unveils Channel Rev Partner Program and Showcases New Partner Portal

Munich, 30. Juni 2017 – Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today announced the launch of its channel only partner program – Channel REV – and an associated online Partner Portal, designed to accelerate partner revenue and enhance their customers“ loyalty by offering the award-winning Digital Shadows SearchLight™ service that combines scalable data analytics with human analysts to effectively manage and reduce the digital risks of cyber threats, data leakage, and reputation risks.

The Digital Shadows“ Channel REV portal gives partners the tools they need to move fast to build their own professional services around the SearchLight solution from Digital Shadows. The new portal gives partners access to marketing materials, training videos and a host of other content 24/7, as well as request quotes, submit incentive claims, run reports, track opportunities and registrations, request marketing development funds (MDF), and sales promotion incentive funds (SPIF).

„The digital footprint organizations present to the world, and specifically to cybercriminals and hacktivists needs protecting,“ said Chris Catanzaro, Director of Channel Sales at Digital Shadows. „Partners recognize that Digital Shadows“ revolutionary SearchLight solution is ideally placed to give them the visibility and intelligence they need to tailor their own cybersecurity solutions to their customers around the world.“

„Digital Shadows is a natural extension to our team and through that our Managed Security Services capability,“ said Tom Millar, CEO of ITC Secure Networking. „Digital Shadows supports us through every stage of an opportunity – from demand generation and qualification, right to deal closure.“

„We have been impressed with the business model Digital Shadows has displayed to support our security practice,“ said Tom Gobeille, President & CEO at Network Computing Architects, Inc. „The strong support we get from the DS team through Channel REV program is invaluable to us as we expand our own security solutions.“

Digital Shadows is active around the world but is specifically targeting US, UK, Germany and Holland for new channel partners. To learn more about the Digital Shadows REV Channel Partner Program, please visit the website. http://partners.digitalshadows.com/

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/

Press
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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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/

Pressekontakt
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

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

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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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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
philipp.harmuth@neulion.com
http://www.mainconcept.com