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Reliable Ku-band solution tailored to today’s enterprise with terrestrial-like speeds of up to 15Mbit/s

LUXEMBOURG & WASHINGTON - Wednesday, March 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced X2nSat has doubled its Ku-band capacity aboard the SES-2 spacecraft to power its new generation ST4G™ broadband service, delivering higher speeds and the reliability of Ku-band satellite capacity across North America.

To offer connection speeds up to 15 megabits per second, X2nSat has tapped both the high-powered, reliable coverage of the SES-2 satellite and the Newtec broadband platform, including hubs and terminals. As a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, Newtec is providing the ground infrastructure for X2nSat’s innovative, reliable and easy-to-install ST4G™ business enterprise platform.

X2nSat’s ST4G ... Read more »

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 Compact yet rugged and easy-to-use printer

TOKYO - Wednesday, March 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Tec (TOKYO:6588), a leading provider of technology solutions announces that the B-FV4D desktop label printer has won an “iF Product Design Award”. This award, judged and issued by the International Forum Design GmbH (iF) is recognised as one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. B-FV4D received the award for its compact body, outstanding design and innovative appearance.

Stylish, yet robust the user-friendly B-FV4D is intended for use in Logistics, Industrial, Courier, Retail, Healthcare and Commercial services. Toshiba Tec realized to create a compact and stylish form while keeping its robustness and ease of use with its innovative design. Thanks to this sleek design the printer is ultra-compact and fits into the smallest of work spaces in the office, reception, or in the service counter. Also users’ conv ... Read more »

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Paris-Charles de Gaulle: “World's Most Improved Airport”

PARIS - Wednesday, March 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Among the Top 5 airports for shopping
    Among the Top 10 airports for services
    Hall M in Terminal 2E: 6th best terminal in the world

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the recent Passenger Terminal Expo, Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of AĆ©roports de Paris (Paris:ADP) (OTC Pink:AEOPF), received the Skytrax award for the “World's Most Improved Airport” on behalf of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Voted on by passengers from all over the world, the prize goes to the airport that made the most progress in terms of service quality and customer satisfaction.

“This prize is a well-deserved reward for all AĆ©roports de Paris teams’ daily commitment to satisfying our passengers. In one year, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport moved up 47 places in the Sk ... Read more »

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 Sharing economy pioneer to fuel Rakuten growth into new digital content segments

TOKYO - Thursday, March 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rakuten, Inc. (TOKYO:4755), one of the world’s largest Internet services companies, today announced it has agreed to fully acquire OverDrive Holdings, Inc., operator of OverDrive, Inc., a leading eBook and audiobook content marketplace and sharing economy pioneer, for a total consideration of $410 million in cash.

“OverDrive is a widely-respected pioneer in digital content and the sharing economy. Long before even Kobo emerged onto the global stage, OverDrive had already seen the future and was working with publishers to digitize their content to share with the world, building one of the most comprehensive online digital marketplaces in the process,” commented Takahito Aiki, Head of Rakuten’s global eBook business. “OverDrive’s deep content library and relationships with pu ... Read more »

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Maritime leader taps more SES capacity to serve top maritime routes throughout the Americas

LUXEMBOURG & PRINCETON, N.J. - Tuesday, March 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), a leading global manufacturer of maritime communications solutions, has signed a new satellite capacity agreement to connect more ships traversing prime sea routes along the eastern coasts of Canada and the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the multi-year agreement, KVH will use 36 MHz of Ku-band capacity aboard the SES-4 satellite to expand high-speed Internet access and Voice over IP services across its mini-VSAT Broadband network to luxury, government and commercial vessels. This SES-4 capacity doubles the bandwidth currently available via the broad coverage of SES’s AMC-21 satellite, which KVH has relied on for years to meet the growing regional dem ... Read more »

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Criminal Investigation Department tells of beggars’ different tales of woes and fraudulent methods

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, March 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Abu Dhabi Police, described some of the objectionable methods and funny tales of beggars who enter the country either illegally or under the pretext of tourism. This measure is designed to prevent the spread of this phenomenon, which tarnishes the civilized image of any society. It also aims at raising awareness among the public about the fraudulent methods used by beggars to capitalize on people’s sympathy and compassion, and cashing in on their good will to make profits.

Colonel Dr. Borshid said that the vast majority of the arrested beggars are not really needy, and that they engage in this unethical objectionable behavior by taking advantage of the generosity and tolerance that typif ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, March 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Participants in the Ministry of Interior Majils hosted by the UAE national Suhail Shaheen Al Marar at his place in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi under the theme “The Diversity of Cultures and Citizenships and its Effects on the National Identity” stressed the necessity of fostering the efforts of local media in promoting the concept of national identity among young generations of UAE citizens.

Participants called for encouraging and attracting UAE male and female citizens to work in the private sector. For their part, speakers at the awareness majlis activities organized by the Law Respect Culture Bureau of the Ministry of Interior during the year and facilitated by the media person Ali Al Shamesi from Abu Dhabi Media; called for rationing the use of manpower.

Participants agreed upon the importance of encouraging citizens to get married early, and encourage their children to enro ... Read more »

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New agreements utilize HTS capacity on SES’s newly announced spacecraft

LUXEMBOURG & WASHINGTON - Tuesday, March 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Satellite operator SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and Global Eagle Entertainment (“GEE”, Nasdaq: ENT), a worldwide leading provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines, today announced they have signed important capacity deals for services on three SES satellites. These agreements are part of a strategic partnership to deliver in-flight connectivity and services to airline passengers around the world.

Under the latest agreements, GEE will utilize Ku-band wide beam and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam capacity aboard the SES-12, SES-14 and SES-15 satellites. The three spacecraft, currently under construction, are scheduled for launch in 2017.

SES-14 and SES-15 offer a complementary coverage over busy air travel routes across the Ame ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, March 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The 26th batch of male university graduates and the 10th batch of female university graduates totaling 267 students have joined the 2015/2016 academic year at the Police College.

Colonel Saif Al Ketbi, Police College Director, in addition to department heads, section chiefs, and a number of officers and supervisors welcomed the new students.

He said that these two new batches come in line with the training plan for the 2015/2016 academic year and embody the Ministry of Interior’s vision to attract new and distinguished groups of university graduates of different disciplines, to enhance the security and stability process across the country.

Moreover, Colonel Al Ketbi stressed the commitment of the College’s training, academic and administrative staff to exert unrelenting efforts to qualify human cadres and to graduate qualified and highly skilled officers, in order to f ... Read more »

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WASHINGTON - Tuesday, March 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) sees significant progress in the spacecraft and launch technology as a strong catalyst for the role that satellite plays in global digitisation and the roll-out of next generation video and data networks.

In the new White Paper "Creating Space - The Satellite Revolution" published by SES, the leading satellite operator summarises satellite as "a proven technology that has built a stunning track record over more than a generation and is now making another quantum leap into a new era of connectivity".

The White Paper describes three key elements of the "new mantra for satellites": lightness in weight, efficiency in beams and speed to market, and details how electric propulsion, digital on-board processors and modular production of satellites will benefit the industry.

This new thinking -- the design and manufacture o ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Tuesday, March 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it has increased its reach in 2014 to 312 million TV homes worldwide and thus reaches 1.1 billion people worldwide with its services. This represents an increase of 7 percent compared to the previous year.

SES’s annual market research, including the detailed Satellite Monitor studies in Europe, shows that the growth is coming from emerging markets of Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, where SES reaches 7 million, 44 million and 24 million homes respectively. In Europe, the household reach has increased to 154 million, and in North America to 84 million.

The direct reach from the SES fleet to satellites TV homes grew from 106 million in 2013 to 125 million worldwide in 2014. While the reach in cable slightly decreased (- 3 percent), the number of IPTV homes fed from SES satellites increased by 21 percent to 38 million. These f ... Read more »

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Tuesday, March 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- MATRIXX Software today announces the opening of a new office in Dubai to support business development in the Middle East region.

The office will serve Communication Service Providers (CSPs) based in countries in the Middle East, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey.

CSPs in this region are experiencing an explosion in mobile data, driven by the proliferation of apps, services and various smart devices. Data revenue is growing and will soon surpass the combined revenue of voice and SMS. In order to capitalize on this trend, CSPs are exploring new business models, capabilities, and services that help them monetize 4G investments, and new ways of delivering those services using customer self-service capabilities direct from the device. Leading CSPs will use these business models and capabilities to drive their transition towards becoming Digital Service Pro ... Read more »

Views: 98 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.19.2015

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 15th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Today, the activities continue for the the 31st Unified GCC Traffic Week in Abu Dhabi as the Traffic Awareness Exhibition for Families and Students was launched at the Al Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi. The exhibition, under the slogan “Your Decision Determines Your Destiny”, is organized by the Saaed Society to Reduce Traffic Accidents in coordination with the Traffic and Patrols Directorate in Abu Dhabi Police, under the community partnership approach for enhancing the traffic culture among families and all segments of society.

Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate in Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of the Saaed Society to Reduce Traffic Accidents, said that the aim of the traffic awareness exhibition for families is to send a comprehensive message to families and all the segments of society; a message that elevates their awareness regarding t ... Read more »

Views: 98 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.19.2015