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Partnership with Government of Rwanda will bring electricity to 900,000 families

KIGALI, Rwanda & AMSTERDAM-Thursday 4 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NOTS Solar Lamps - an impact enterprise - and the Government of Rwanda today announced a landmark deal that will accelerate the provision of electricity to the lowest income families in the country. NOTS will invest USD 70m over five years in a manufacturing facility for Solar Home Systems (SHS) - the first in Africa - a microloan credit scheme and marketing infrastructure and programs. SHS are recognized by the United Nations and World Bank as an essential technology in the effort to provide rural families with electricity, ending energy poverty and enhancing life opportunities. In another first the factory will build the ‘Mutimax’ SHS to a price point of USD 56 - roughly half that of current SHS - affordable for even the lowest income families. In return, the Government of Rwanda wil ... Read more »

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MUNICH-Thursday 4 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- VertiGIS announced today the completed acquisition of SynerGIS GIS & FM Solutions GmbH, based in Innsbruck, Austria. SynerGIS GIS & FM Solutions develops geographic information system (GIS) software for a variety of market segments, including local and regional governments, utilities, exploration and industry. SynerGIS GIS & FM Solutions will officially join VertiGIS’s AED-SICAD business unit after more than a decade of existing commercial partnership via their shared subsidiary, AED-SYNERGIS. SynerGIS & FM Solutions and AED-SYNERGIS are now part of VertiGIS’s DACH solutions group, which is comprised of AED-SICAD, Geocom and Dynamic Design.

The SynerGIS solutions GeoOffice, WebOffice and ProOffice are used by thousands of customers daily. The products leverage the market-leading ArcGIS® platform from Esri and are therefore highly compatible with all current IT infrastructure ... Read more »

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During the group stage, more than half of all in-stadium purchases were made with contactless payment technology

Visa data – provided by Natixis Payments – shows fans from France have been the biggest spenders overall, followed by the United States and United Kingdom; Japanese fans have spent the most on individual purchases

PARIS-Thursday 4 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, today released an analysis of spending during the group stage (June 7 to June 20) of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. The results found that in the nine official stadiums, fans across France tapped to pay using contactless payment technology for more than half (51%) of purchases– including on contactless cards, smartphones, payment-enabled wristbands and wearable technology.

Analysis of out-of-stadium spend from international Visa cardholders shows increased touris ... Read more »

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LONDON-Thursday 4 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- From 6K to holographic projection and from esports to the FIFA World Cup, this year’s 10 IBC Innovation Awards finalists show a clear trend towards global co-operation and remarkable advances in bringing new engagement to content.

Representing the very best of technical excellence in pursuit of real benefits for producers and viewers alike, the Innovation Awards judges were “astounded by the range of imaginative projects submitted and had some really tough decisions to make,” said Michael Lumley, Chair of the international judging panel.

“Although we never look for a theme in our list of finalists, the shortlist usually reflects the wider industry,” Lumley added. “This year you can definitely see that there are a number of projects which are global in their scale and which use new opportunities in connectivity to bring us astounding images, whether that is capturi ... Read more »

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SHENZHEN, China-Thursday 4 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hytera, a global leading provider of professional and private wireless communication equipment and solutions, is announcing the release of a white paper titled “Mission Critical Applications Over Operator’s Broadband Network” today.

Hytera has been a trusted partner with Private Mobile Radio (PMR) operators globally in the public safety, public utilities, transportation, energy and commercial industries for more than 20 years. With rich industry experience, deep understanding of end-user requirements and a forward-looking vision for the development of the communication industry, Hytera launched this white paper to provide customers with foresighted guidance.

The white paper discusses the development of communication technologies and the need for broadband technologies to support and enhance daily operations and emergency response to mission-critical and business-critical e ... Read more »

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NEW YORK-Thursday 4 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today that Frederick W. Bogdan will retire from his position as MSCI’s General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary on January 2, 2020. Robert J. Gutowski, who currently serves as Deputy General Counsel, Head of Compliance and Head of Internal Audit, will succeed Mr. Bogdan in leading the global legal and compliance functions. Mr. Bogdan will remain with the company for a transition period ending on March 2, 2020.

Mr. Bogdan joined MSCI as its first lawyer in May 2000 and during his tenure has served critical roles in supporting the company’s licensing business, ensuring its successful initial public offering and transition to a fully independent public company and overseeing the legal aspects of various strategic transactions, including complex integra ... Read more »

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