ITRI’s Liquid Crystal Recycling Breakthrough
 
Oct 18, 2018
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Taiwanese LCD display makers generate large volumes of scrap screens that have been buried in landfills or crushed into pellets for use in construction. But Taiwan’s ITRI has stunned the world by finding a way to bring discarded panels back to life.

“Global liquid crystal suppliers are all really wondering how Taiwan is able to recycle liquid crystals.”

That’s how Sung Hsin-chen, the deputy executive director of the Environmental Protection Administration’s Recycling Fund Management Board, described the world’s reaction to a recycling breakthrough that could change how LCD (liquid-crystal display) panels are made.

Liquid crystal materials have been around for over a century. Big multinationals such as Germany-based Merck Group are now the main producers of liquid crystals and the biggest source of imported raw materials for Taiwan’s LCD manufacturers. But the ability to recycle liquid crystals from discarded flat panels has so far eluded these prominent global suppliers.

It was not until last year that the answer to the riddle finally surfaced in the form of an “LCD Waste Recycling System” developed by the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute. It was cast in the spotlight by winning an R&D 100 Award, known as the “Oscars of Innovation.”

The system extracts liquid crystals from discarded panels for reuse in the production process, which can save a panel manufacturer more than NT$1 billion in new raw material costs a year.

The nearly 100 percent recovery of the liquid crystals also transforms the panel’s glass substrate into a new usable material, easing the burden on landfills and lowering the risk of water pollution from scrap LCD screens.

Now, the complete panel, from the glass on the outside to the liquid crystals on the inside, can be recycled, which for Taiwan has increased the value and usefulness of screens that have been consigned to garbage dumps.

That’s a big deal when one considers how much electronic waste is produced. In 2016, the world generated 44.7 million metric tons of electronic waste, or about 4,500 Eiffel Towers, and only 20 percent of that was recycled through appropriate channels, according to a United Nations report.

Taiwan is the world’s third largest producer of LCD panels – a key component in many electronic products – and generates about 8,000 metric tons of waste panels a year. Beyond simply burying them, the only recycling option for them in the past, and one with limited economic value, was to crush them and use the waste glass as a building material.

“The yield rate of our [panel plants] is the highest in the world. We have very good technology. But when it came to figuring out how to handle discarded panels, we initially had no idea of how to proceed,” admits Hung Huan-yi, deputy director of ITRI’s Material and Chemical Research Laboratories.

In particular, liquid crystals have been critical to the evolution of panel technology, and Taiwan has long been dependent on imports of the material. At a price of about US$5 per gram, panel suppliers in Taiwan spend nearly NT$30 billion a year to buy the material from Merck Group and other big suppliers.

Two Birds with One Stone: Economical and Eco-friendly

The 10-person team led by Hung researched the waste recycling technology for more than 10 years to help resolve the industry’s pain points. The team’s starting point consisted of two questions: “Is there a way to recycle liquid crystals?” and “How can it be done to strengthen productivity and be environmentally friendly?

Hung recalls visiting a major flat panel producer at the time, and R&D staff took to him to a room with shelves stacked with unusable liquid crystal material that had been accumulated over many years.

“Its value alone was more than NT$2 billion,” he estimates.

Liquid crystal materials only account for around 3 percent of an LCD display’s production costs, but if they can be recycled and re-introduced into the process, it can directly reduce the amount display makers have to spend on new materials while also solving solid waste handling problems. In other words, killing two birds with one stone.

That motivated ITRI to study how to recycle and reuse scrap liquid crystal displays, but it immediately ran into problems.

“We needed at least three to five years to make breakthroughs for each type of technology required,” recalls Lu Chien-wei, a researcher in ITRI’s Material and Chemical Research Laboratories.

Recycling Different Liquid Crystals a Problem

Lu says there are two main sources at present for recyclable liquid crystals – defective panels from the production line and waste electronic products, such as those with LCD screens. An LCD panel may be only a few millimeters thick, but it consists of at least 10 kinds of materials, meaning that once the panel’s two glass substrates are split apart, other materials have to be eliminated before the liquid crystals can be extracted.

That extraction technology alone took the ITRI nearly 10 years to develop.

Once the material has been extracted, the next step is “purifying” it, a challenge that even the big liquid crystal suppliers doubted could be overcome because of the variety of materials involved.

Dick Hsieh, the managing director of Merck Group Taiwan, explains that liquid crystal materials are usually customized because they are used in different combinations for panels of different specifications. To meet those requirements, Merck Group sells more than 100 types of liquid crystals, each with distinct compositions.

“So to recycle all of those materials together and then treat them so they can be reused is basically really difficult,” especially considering that the higher a screen’s resolution, the higher the purity of the liquid crystals required, Hsieh says.

To tackle this “mission impossible,” ITRI researchers resorted to distillation, adsorption and filtering to remove impurities from the extracted liquid crystals, hoping to elevate the material’s level of impurities to “parts per billion” (ppb). It set a goal for impurities not to exceed 1 ppb.

As liquid crystal formulas were changing to meet more exacting flat panel specifications, the ITRI’s purification technology had to grow even more sophisticated. By using a “repeated verification” approach, ITRI has been able to identify different types of liquid crystals and blend them together into products that meet the needs of panel manufacturers.

“That’s the reason nobody overseas has been able to do this yet,” Lu says.

Though developing a technology can be difficult, having it reach beyond the laboratory can be even more challenging. ITRI’s Hung admitted that even though the process had been developed over many years and received related patents, panel manufacturers were initially unwilling to use it.

“We had to rely on our industry contacts and ask them to give us a hand by letting us try [the technology] out,” Hung says.

Panel makers were reluctant to take the plunge because of the irreparable harm they could suffer if using the recycled liquid crystal material resulted in quality problems. To verify the technology, they also had to stop their production lines, not an appealing prospect.

“A production line’s capacity is about NT$60 million a day. Who is willing to take that risk?” Hung says.

Just to get the process into a factory on a trial basis took a year, but once one company adopted it, others were willing to follow.

One of Taiwan’s two biggest LCD display producers, Innolux Corporation, formally signed an agreement with the ITRI last year that will pave the way for the ITRI’s waste processing system to be installed in its nine factories in Tainan within two years. The necessary equipment is now being built.

By extracting and reusing liquid crystals, the technology is expected to save Innolux hundreds of millions of Taiwan dollars a year in procurement costs, and it will make the production process more eco-friendly. Recycled scrap panels will no longer contain toxic liquid crystal material that has made buried panels a pollution threat.

At present, the system can treat 1,000 metric tons of discarded LCD displays a year. The leftover waste glass can be used as a nanoporous adsorbent capable of removing heavy metals from wastewater and soil, a departure from the more traditional coagulation and sedimentation approach. The method is currently being tested in the electroplating section of the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park on a trial basis.

“This proves that we can not only recycle and reuse waste materials but also solve other people’s pollution problems, putting the concept of ‘urban mining’ into practice,” says the EPA’s Sung.

The development is favorable for flat panel makers because of the money they can save, and Merck Group’s Hsieh sees it as making perfect sense from his customers’ perspective.

“From an environmental point of view, you don’t want to waste anything. Every little bit of liquid crystal material represents a cost, so the ability to recycle it is of course beneficial to the companies,” Hsieh says.

Though the technology could cut into Merck Group’s raw material sales, Hsieh said it has not had much of an affect so far, and his company will continue to work with panel makers in creating new technologies and applications and provide products that meet their needs.

Good Technology Benefiting the World

The ITRI’s technology is creating new value for discarded screens once treated as garbage, giving it value even in places where LCD displays are not widely manufactured. The ITRI has started to export its technology to the United States to help companies there extract liquid crystals from used panels and enable the waste glass to have more uses, hoping that this more environmentally friendly approach can solve a growing electronics waste problem.

“Although the direct beneficiaries seem to be Taiwanese flat panel makers, in the bigger picture, human beings and the environment are also beneficiaries because a source of waste and pollution has been reduced,” Hung says.

In an age of increasingly sophisticated electronic products and shorter product life cycles, finding better ways to recycle and reuse materials has become a pressing issue around the world, and Taiwan, as a big producer of LCD displays and semiconductors, is no exception.

The growing volume of smart devices permeating daily life will create even greater amounts of waste in the future, and if Taiwan can find ways to break through technology barriers and develop viable recycling systems, it will inevitably emerge as a good business and good optics for the country.

Developer: Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute
Factories Using It: Innolux Corporation and others
Technology Used: Extracting liquid crystals from discarded flat panel displays and recycling and reusing them in the production process, saving costs
Impact: Recycling 1,000 metric tons of discarded panels a year will help panel makers save more than NT$1 billion on purchases of new liquid crystal material.

By Laura Kang
Translated from the Chinese Article by Luke Sabatier
Edited by Shawn Chou

 
 
2018 TAITRONICS and AIoT Taiwan Open to Reshape the future with New Technologies
 
Oct 12, 2018
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The 2018 Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS) and Taiwan International AIoT Show (AIoT Taiwan), jointly organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), see their grand opening on October 9 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall1. Mr. Ming-Hsin Kung, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Mr. James C. F. Huang, Chairman of TAITRA, Mr. T. C. Gou, Chairman of TEEMA, and Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, India, unveiled the themes and highlights of TAITRONICS 2018 and AIoT Taiwan 2018.

The four-day show will highlight the theme “Transforming for an Innovative Future.” In parallel, the inaugural edition of “AIoT Taiwan” will be held, bringing renowned firms including Chunghwa Telecom, Advantech, Lite-On Technology, Delta Electronics, , Mobiletron, Protech Systems, Good Will Instrument, TES Electrical Electronic Tenmars Electronics, ECE, TARO &TYC, and The System Group. These companies come together under one roof and attract more than 350 exhibitors using over 650 booths.

Organizers have joined forces with strategic cooperative partners and dedicated media channels to host a spate of forums and seminars during the exhibition period, conduct deep discussions on such subjects as AIoT development trends, India-Taiwan Electronics Meet, and edge computing. Experts with forward-looking perspectives and high tech content are invited to explore and analyze the positioning of industries within tech development trends, to inspire new-generation innovation capabilities.

TEEMA, TAITRA, and the Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association (APIAA) have joined forces again to jointly host the “2nd Innovative Smart Application Competition.” This event aims to expand AIoT technological applications and innovations, encourage exhibitors to organize cross-industry, cross-trade and cross-border competition teams, and create new AI and IoT business opportunities. This year, 12 award-winning products have been selected and will join the dedicated exhibit area “Smart Innovation Application Award Winner's Hall of Fame”, which will allow the interactive situational presentation of 12 AIoT application products and solutions.

The organizers are expecting to attract more than 1,500 international buyers to the show. In order to efficiently assist international buyers search for potential partners with excellent products, TAITRA will organize one-on-one procurement meetings, matching the business opportunities of the supply and demand. At the same time, the largest Taiwan’s national B2B e-commerce portal - Taiwantrade will provide assist businesses everywhere in finding quality suppliers and products from Taiwan.

For more information on TAITRONICS and AIoT Taiwan, its exhibitors, forums and activities, please check out the official website: www.taitronics.tw.

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SolarEdge to Acquire Kokam, a Provider of Li-ion Cells, Batteries, and Energy Storage Solutions
 
Oct 12, 2018
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FREMONT, Calif. & SEOUL, Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ:SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a major stake in Kokam Co., Ltd. Headquartered in South Korea, Kokam is a provider of Lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions.

Founded in 1989, Kokam has been manufacturing Lithium-ion cells and providing reliable, safe, high-performance battery solutions for the past twenty-nine years. Kokam provides battery solutions for a wide-variety of industries, including ESS (energy storage systems), UPS, electric vehicles (EV), aerospace, marine and more.

“The acquisition of Kokam will enable us to grow our offering, adding already proven battery storage to our product portfolio,” said Guy Sella, CEO, Chairman and Founder of SolarEdge. “Our technological innovation combined with Kokam’s world-class team and renowned battery storage solutions, will enable seamless integration with our current solutions, taking us a further step toward making solar installations smarter and more beneficial.”

The acquisition of approximately 75% of outstanding equity shares of Kokam reflects an aggregate investment of approximately $88 million, including related transaction expenses. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the coming weeks. Over time, the Company intends to purchase the remaining outstanding equity shares of Kokam that are currently listed on the Korean over the counter exchange through open-market purchases and otherwise, eventually resulting in Kokam becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of SolarEdge.

About SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy technology. By leveraging world-class engineering capabilities and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress. SolarEdge developed an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in photovoltaic (PV) systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter seeks to maximize power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the PV system. Continuing to advance smart energy, SolarEdge addresses a broad range of energy market segments through its PV, storage, EV charging, UPS, and grid services solutions. SolarEdge is online at solaredge.com

About Kokam Co., Ltd.

With a globally acknowledged and proprietary manufacturing technology, Kokam Co., Ltd has provides a wide range of lithium ion battery solutions to customers in over 50 countries and many different industries, including the Electric Vehicle (EV), Energy Storage System (ESS), aerospace, marine, and industrial markets. With over 60 battery-related patents and a total of 708-megawatt hours of field performance, Kokam is a proven leader in providing innovative battery solutions. For more information, please visit www.kokam.com.

Contacts
Investor Contacts
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.
Ronen Faier, +1 510-498-3263
Chief Financial Officer
investors@solaredge.com
or
Sapphire Investor Relations, LLC
Erica Mannion or Michael Funari
+1 617-542-6180
investors@solaredge.com

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EDOM Establishes New Branch Office in South Korea
 
Oct 12, 2018
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TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EDOM Technology (TSE: 3048), Asia’s best distribution and solutions provider, announces the opening of new branch office in Gangnam, South Korea to better support the needs of OEMs and ODMs in Asia. South Korea is a major electronics center where many of the world’s most recognized brands design and manufacture their consumer and industrial products. These same companies also have manufacturing facilities outside of Korea and require the type of Asia-wide distribution support services that EDOM is ideally suited to provide. With a comprehensive technology vendor portfolio and solution-based support capabilities, EDOM provides near one-stop-shopping across many industries and markets including communications, Internet of Things (IoT), data center markets, robotics, medical/industrial, and automotive. With a comprehensive understanding of its customer’s needs today and a drive to secure business in emerging technologies and applications, EDOM will provide excellent services to the Korean ODMs and OEMs looking for their next distribution partner. EDOM has helped many companies expand and scale their business to meet their growing demand.

"EDOM has always been focused on bringing the best service and solutions to our customers. As the world continues to globalize, electronics distributors must be able to coordinate and deliver resources across the region. Opening a new branch in Gangnam, South Korea is a natural extension of our long-term strategy.” said Gilbert Kwak, Branch General Manager at EDOM Korea. "This new branch will enable new opportunities, and build stronger connections among our vendors, customers and partners."

ABOUT EDOM TECHNOLOGY:

More than Distribution, EDOM is Your Best Solutions Partner

Founded in July 1996 and headquartered in Taipei, EDOM Technology is Asia’s best distribution and solutions provider. With subsidiaries in China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Malaysia and now South Korea, EDOM provides best-in-class distribution and solutions-based services to vendors, ODMs and OEMs around Asia and the world. EDOM has years of experience serving established markets and anticipating the requirements for leading edge products and applications, including portable and wearable devices, wireline and wireless communications, IoT, automotive, robotics, medical, industrial control, computers and many other applications. With deep technical experience in opto-electronics, digital, analog and mixed-signal applications, and excellent logistics and operation, EDOM bridges the gap between vendors, customers and partners to provide a full range of services and solutions. For more information: www.edom.com.tw.

Contacts
Serene Huang
EDOM TECHNOLOGY
TEL: +886(2)2657-8811 ext. 5403
EMAIL: IR@edom.com.tw

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Neural Technologies releases the Optimus Ecosystem, a leap forward in digital transformation
 
Oct 09, 2018
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SINGAPORE. 9 October 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Neural Technologies today announces the launch of the Optimus Ecosystem, an integrated compilation of solutions spread across the areas of Revenue Management, Digital Integration and Advanced Automation & Analytics that is able to address effectively the challenges associated with digitizing business processes across the enterprise. Optimus Ecosystem is the answer to a successful digital transformation journey.

The Optimus Ecosystem is powered by Optimus – an all-in-one highly configurable Event Data Lake Platform with built-in end-to-end dynamic orchestration. Optimus ultimately delivers on the promise of the enterprise’s digital transformation strategic goals by eliminating the risks of digitizing end-to-end business processes combined with an overall lower investment.

David Toms, CEO at Neural Technologies commented: “Optimus represents a way of effectively replacing numerous separate product investments that require to be integrated with one single pre-integrated product.

“With Optimus we have removed some of the biggest challenges that contribute to digital transformation failures by reducing the risk and time-to-market with a lower overall investment.

“The challenge of combining often complex aspects of Digital Integration, Advanced Automation & Analytics and Revenue Management, as well as effectively tracking these, remains tough for many enterprises. Optimus, by combining and pre-integrating these components, answers this challenge, allowing our customers to save time and money.

“Under one investment, Optimus combines myriad elements of the business and makes sure they work together.”

Offering exceptionally high levels of scalability which allows the enterprises to digitize and integrate increasing data volumes, Optimus also has built in big data capability and powers its own Event Data Lake, which has the capability to manage and store infinitely scalable volumes of Event Data, whilst effectively collecting and distributing Event Data in any acquired or distributed format or protocol.

VP of Engineering at Neural Technologies, Bernd Niedergesäß, said: “We are confident that Optimus is the perfect choice to support all of your Big Data Analytics (BDA) requirements. This is evident from our choice of cost-effective technology for our Event Data Lake (EDL) and our more than 25 years of expertise in dealing with large amounts of Event Data from Communication Service Providers. We have selected Apache Kudu as our preferred data storage technology for our Analytics Data Model (ADM), which offers more than 60 use-cases and 800+ KPIs in a predefined TMF SID compliant model."

Neural Technologies will be showcasing the Optimus Ecosystem and the capabilities of Optimus at Big Data World, taking place in Singapore on October 10. Neural Technologies can be found at stand Q20.

For more information about Neural Technologies, visit www.neuralt.com or email info@neuralt.com

ENDS

About Neural Technologies
Neural Technologies brings Accord and Insight to an open digital world. Optimus, from Neural Technologies, can assist the enterprise in successfully digitising its various business processes in the areas of Revenue Management, Digital Integration, Advanced Automation & Analytics. Ultimately assisting enterprises in successfully completing their digital transformation journey and thereby propelling us all towards an open digital world. Neural Technologies has a global presence with customers in 45 countries worldwide. Founded in 1990, the company has built an international reputation for providing quality solutions to increase the bottom-line for its customers around the globe.

Press contact
Mike Shields
Proactive PR
+44 (0) 1636 704888
mike.shields@proactive-pr.com

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Singapore’s HES Unveils Plans for Regional Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Aircraft
 
Oct 02, 2018
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SINGAPORE & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After 12 years developing hydrogen propulsion systems for small unmanned aircraft, HES Energy Systems is today unveiling its plans for Element One, the world’s first regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft.

One century after the start of commercial aviation, HES is joining forces with a variety of partners to pioneer a new form of aerial mobility: quiet and zero carbon, personalized, on-demand, decentralized and economically inclusive of rural communities.

Designed as a zero-emissions aircraft, Element One merges HES’ ultra-light hydrogen fuel cell technologies with a distributed electric aircraft propulsion design. With virtually no change to its current drone-scale systems, HES’ distributed system allows for modularity and increased safety through multiple system redundancies.

Element One is designed to fly 4 passengers for 500 km to 5000 km depending on whether hydrogen is stored in gaseous or liquid form. This performance is several orders of magnitude better than any battery-electric aircraft attempt so far, opening new aerial routes between smaller towns and rural areas using an existing and dense network of small-scale airports and aerodromes.

Originally from Singapore, HES has been working with a number of fast-moving start-ups and SMEs in France over the past year and exploring various locations to execute its Element One vision, including Aerospace Valley, the global aviation R&D hub located in Toulouse. Its parent company H3 Dynamics has been a symbol of intensifying technological cooperation between the two countries as part of the 2018 Year of Innovation.

The promise of hydrogen-electric power could shape the future of aviation. “It’s now possible to break past the endurance limits of battery-electric flight using HES’ ultra-light hydrogen energy storage in a distributed propulsion arrangement,” says Taras Wankewycz, founder of HES. “Element One’s design paves the way for renewable hydrogen as a long-range fuel for electric aviation.”

Refueling Element One will take no more than 10 minutes using an automated nacelle swap system that applies AGVs and automated warehouse operations such as those used by Amazon and Alibaba.

Last week, HES announced its plans to begin associating on-site hydrogen generation with fuel cell powered unmanned aircraft across a network of hydrogen-ready airports, in preparation for larger-scale electric aircraft such as Element One. HES is now in discussion with industrial-scale hydrogen producers to explore energy-efficient refueling systems using renewable solar or wind energy produced locally.

In an effort to explore new business models that help position Element One into new travel segments, HES has aligned its zero-carbon aviation roadmap with Wingly, a French startup that offers flight sharing services for decentralized and regional air travel: “We analyzed the millions of destination searches made by the community of 200,000 pilots and passengers on our platform and confirm there is a tremendous need for inter-regional transport between secondary cities,” says Emeric de Waziers, CEO of Wingly. “By combining autonomous emission free aircraft such as Element One, digital community-based platforms like Wingly and the existing high density network of airfields, we can change the paradigm. France alone offers a network of more than 450 airfields but only 10% of these are connected by regular airlines. We will simply connect the remaining 90%.”

Targeting a first flying prototype before 2025, HES is in the process of building a technical and commercial consortium involving both the aviation and hydrogen eco-systems.

About HES Energy Systems (Singapore)

HES Energy Systems specializes in building high performance hydrogen fuel cell systems to extend the flying range of autonomous aerial vehicles. With a presence in Singapore since 2009, HES has grown to become a global leader in developing ultra-light fuel cells and hydrogen energy storage systems. Hired by tier-one UAV manufacturers and leading aerospace institutes around the world for over 12 years, HES has developed a variety of hydrogen storage approaches to continuously push the limits of on-board, off-grid or portable energy. HES’ parent company H3 Dynamics Holdings is backed by Japan’s SPARX representing Toyota Mirai Creation Fund, ACA Partners, and Capital Management Group.

Contacts
HES Energy Systems Pte. Ltd.
Bertrand Gauthier
Office: (+33) 6 63 00 50 64
Bertrand@hes.sg

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Dahua Technology Launches Integration Partner Program (DIPP) at Security Essen 2018
 
Sep 25, 2018
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HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, advocates openness and believes that an industry ecosystem can benefit all industry players. At Security Essen 2018, it launches the Dahua Integration Partner Program (DIPP), aiming to extend collaboration with 3rd party partners in technology integration and business development.

DIPP focuses on creating comprehensive and integrated solutions with 3rd party partners for wider customer and end-user base. Featuring three partner levels - Strategic Partner, Golden Partner and Silver Partner - DIPP ensures that its partners enjoy multiple benefits through Dahua Technology's global network. Partners who specialize in Video Management Software, Access Control System, Video Analytics, Physical Security Information Management, Alarm Systems, Cloud-based Services and other Vertical Systems that involve Security Surveillance are most welcome to join the program.

DIPP benefits partners on both technical and business sides, including in-depth marketing, project and technical support. Marketing-wise, DIPP partners enjoy dedicated marketing support including co-marketing opportunities at Dahua Technology's global events, recommendation in Dahua 3rd-party-partner-solution catalog, etc. Technical-wise, Dahua Technology guarantees feedback within 24h, dedicated technical support, opportunities for sample borrowing, roadmap sharing & product introduction, and free training regarding Dahua Technology integration protocols. The key is that Dahua Technology ensures considerable benefits at project parts, including end-to-end support, opportunities for projects pipelines sharing and product recommendation, etc.

So far, some 3rd party partners have joined DIPP, like Ivideon, AxxonSoft, to name just a few. "We're happy to launch DIPP, a program aiming to better serve our partners and achieve win-win results." said James Wang, Deputy General Manager of overseas business at Dahua Technology.

"We were the first to implement a solution on Dahua Open Platform, and we're very happy to be among the first companies to participate in the Dahua Integration Partner Program. Dahua Technology's innovative technologies, particularly its development of deep-learning video analytics, completely aligns with our vision of how video surveillance should develop. I'm confident that, together, we will create products that grow our value proposition for both our partners and clients." Said Alan Ataev, Global Sales Director at AxxonSoft.

For detailed information, please visit DIPP website portal. With a mission of "Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living", Dahua Technology will continue to focus on "Innovation, Quality, and Service" to serve partners and customers around the world.

Source: Dahua Technology

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Narada Grid Scale BESS Inauguration Ceremony Held In Germany
 
Sep 25, 2018
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HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 14th, an inauguration ceremony for Narada's frequency regulation energy storage PCR project phase I was held in Leipzig, Germany. The Minister Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Germany, Wang Weidong, ALABC Product and Sustainability Director, Dr. Alistair Davidson, and other guests, project partners, representative of Mitnetsz Grid Company of Germany, and Upside, and more than 70 representatives from power grid companies and media reporters from 11 countries attended the ceremony.

Wang Weidong congratulated Narada on its project's successful operation, and affirmed Narada's extreme pursuit of technology, research and product innovation.

Chen Bo, CEO of Narada, thanked the Chinese Embassy in Germany for their support of the project and the cooperation of the project partners in his speech. He said, "This frequency regulation energy storage PCR project is a symbol of transformation and of the development of Narada's new business.This Grid scale large BESS is Narada first investment + operation model project in the overseas market. Narada will take this opportunity to accelerate the promotion and application of the energy storage business in Europe and the global market."

The Technical General Manager of Mitnetsz, Dr. Schweer, and Dr. Rico Wojanowski, founder of Upside, also spoke at the ceremony. They think that their collaboration with Narada went very well, and they are confident that the solutions provided by Narada will encourage more cooperation in the future.

Afterwards, guests visited the project site and saw the safety of the system, its operation and grid-connected design. EDF, ENEL and other customers and representatives of ALABC gave high praise to the technology and quality of Narada.

The peak energy storage capacity of the initial construction capacity of Narada's frequency regulation energy storage PCR project can reach 25MWh, which can provide more than one month of power to 80 households per charge. This project has been reviewed and certified by the German power grid and has participated in the EU's power grid frequency auxiliary service. The second phase of the project has also begun construction.

For more information, please visit http://en.naradapower.com

Zhejiang Narada Power Source Co., Ltd
+86-571-56975980
intl@narada.biz

Source: Narada Power Source Co.,Ltd

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MobiCom simplifies contracts in Mongolia with fingerprint authentication
 
JCN Newswire
Sep 13, 2018
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Links with KHUR, Mongolia's state information exchange system

TOKYO - (ACN Newswire) - MobiCom Corporation, a subsidiary of KDDI CORPORATION, has recently introduced fingerprint authentication enabled by compatibility between the KHUR state information exchange system and MobiCom's sales management system.

MobiCom is the first telecommunications service provider to establish compatibility with the KHUR state information exchange system. It enables MobiCom to provide more than 100 service offerings to Mongolians, who are able to complete the personal ID authentication process using fingerprint verification only, without the need to present an ID card.

The KHUR state information exchange system also allows MobiCom to save the time and efforts expended in sales outlets and back-office operations managing customer ID card information, in favour of constructing the necessary data wharehousing facilities.

KHUR state information exchange system was developed as an integrated national population database managed by government authorities for registration, taxation, social insurance, and other services for improved utility and transparency. Use of an open-source platform ensures connectivity for private-sector firms that meet compliance standards.

Issued free of charge, the Mongolian national ID card is required for public procedures, such as voting. The cards include personal information such as digital photograph and fingerprints, which is securely stored to an embedded microprocessor. By linking its sales management system to KHUR, MobiCom can use information integrated with KHUR to enable personal ID authentication through fingerprint verification alone.

By establishing links with KHUR, MobiCom will be able not only to improve its service quality, but also to aspire to provide new telecommunications and finance services, thus contributing to the development of Mongolia.

About MobiCom
MobiCom Corporartion is a total telecommunications service provider, supplying mobile, fixed line and satellite communication services in addition to a wide range of ICT services, and holds the largest market share among Mongolia's mobile subscribers.(12/17).

KDDI has been a shareholder in MobiCom since it was established in 1995 to develop Mongolia's telecommunications industry. KDDI will apply its knowledge and experience to continue powering the growth of MobiCom and Mongolia's telecommunications infrastructure.

History
- Nov 1995 KDDI, Sumitomo Corporation and Newcom LLC enter the Mongolian market, establishing MobiCom, the telecommunications venture.
- Mar 1996 Launched 2G GSM service
- Mar 2009 Launched 3G W-CDMA service
- 2011 Obtained ISO 9001 quality management system certification
- 2012 Obtained ISO 27001 information security management certification
- Aug 2014 Launched Candy loyalty program
- Mar 2016 KDDI took on MobiCom as a consolidated subsidiary
- May 2016 Launched 4G LTE high-speed data communication service in Ulaanbaatar
- Dec 2016 Launched Candy e-money service
- May 2017 Launched Candy Message Loan service
- July 2017 Obtained Mongolia's first international OHSAS18001 certification, for implementation
and operation of the MobiCom Occupational Health and Safety Management System
- Nov 2017 Introduced Mongolia's first carrier aggregation in 4G LTE
- Dec 2017 Received the Grand Prix at the "Entrepreneur Awards"
- Mar 2018 Honored with the prize for "Best Socially Responsible Foreign Company" at the Silk Road Awards
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Chengdu InfoComm China 2018: A Resounding Success
 
Sep 10, 2018
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Western China’s premier Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience Solutions Exhibition and Conference attracted a total of 8,201 visitors during its three-day debut, with 5,332 attendance at 40+ knowledge-sharing summit sessions

Chengdu, Sichuan, 7th Sept 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- In a firm demonstration of the pent-up demand for a Pro-AV exhibition platform in the fast-growing Western China region, the first edition of Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 which was themed “Gear Up for Growth in Western China” attracted 8,201 visitors during its three-day run from 5th -7th September 2018.

Richard Tan, the Executive Director of event organizer InfoCommAsia, said, “These visitor numbers are beyond our expectations and we are heartened by the turnout. The response has shown that we have underestimated the need for a platform like Chengdu InfoComm China 2018, which brings the best of Pro-AV and Integrated Experience solutions from all over the world under one roof to satiate the pent-up demand for such cutting-edge technologies in the emerging Western China region.”

The exhibition: a collaborative industry platform
A platform like Chengdu InfoComm China is critical in Western China as the region is experiencing fast-pace growth and development, said Intel’s IoT Group Vice President and Visual Retail and Digital Signage Global Director Jose A. Avalos in his address at the Opening Ceremony.

He said: “Most people think the future just happens. But in reality, it just doesn’t. We make it happen. The people in this room are making it happen. We are the ones developing the solutions that deliver the new experiences that are interactive, that are fun, experiences that will improve the lives of consumers. We make the future. And this is simply why the Chengdu InfoComm China is so important, it allows companies like Intel and our ecosystem to come together, to have a dialogue and work together to demonstrate the solutions that we are creating. We are making the future together."

Exhibitors committed to Western China
Among the over 150 exhibitors, many, including big-name companies like Intel, Epson, Yamaha, Harman, Bose and AOTO, were heartened that their strategy to be first movers in Western China, by riding on the Chengdu InfoComm China platform had paid off. Orders and transactions were penned at the show for some exhibitors, with many reiterating their commitment to the Western China market with booth spaces booked for the next run in 2019.

Leo Yan, Senior Manager, Sales, for Professional Solutions, Harman International (China) Holdings Co., Ltd, said, “For a first show in Chengdu, the turnout is very good. Many industry players, including large enterprises, small and medium business owners, designers and systems integrators were all at the show; essentially the audience base we had anticipated and hoped to see at the show, all showed up. InfoComm China remains one of the most important shows on Harman's annual calendar, and has always been a show we attach great importance to. There aren’t many such fairs here in China, and with the industry shifting towards convergence and integration, the show platform is in sync with our market strategy. We will definitely be back next year!”

Innovations galore, inspirations afore
Visitors were also blown away by the breadth and depth of technologies showcased, which included Command and Control systems for traffic management, security surveillance, defence and healthcare services, digital signage for advertising, retail and information communications, 3D projections for education, entertainment, museums and exhibitions, collaborative communications technology, conference systems for corporate and hospitality, and theatre systems for smart homes. At the show, many products which were new to Western China were launched.

Many came away inspired to transform their businesses with innovative ideas they took away from the show, like Alibaba Group’s OS Business Unit - TV Division Vice General Manager Jonson Wu. Coming from Hangzhou, it was Mr Wu’s first time attending an InfoComm China show and he was blown away by his experience in Chengdu.

He said, “It was a very good show, definitely one of the most professional trade shows I’ve attended in China. It was very well-organized, including the pre-show registration instructions, the on-site registration and wayfinding around the venue, the layout of the show floor, careful attention was paid to all the details. I learned quite a few new ideas, like the integrated solutions for enterprise meetings which I can immediately implement for a few conference room projects I’m working on for my clients. The show also brings together many of our potential future customers, as well as competitors. At the same time, I can size up competitors’ product offerings and stay competitive."

Chengdu InfoComm China Summit - Hearing is believing
The Chengdu InfoComm China Summit - the educational component at the trade fair which comprised a series of free industry forums and seminars with the objectives of knowledge-sharing and elevating the level of professionalism within the industry - was another platform that delegates benefited from. Over the three days, 5,332 attendance for more than 40 sessions, where experts shared emerging trends and in-depth market insights. Wide-ranging and pertinent issues explored included that of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, digital signage, visual technology, smart hotels, smart cities and transportation.

Star of Mind (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd Vice General Manager Xie Jing from Nanchong, a prefecture-level city northeast of Sichuan, shared his discovery. "This is the first time I have attended the InfoComm China Summit and I have learned so many things. I had little understanding prior to entering this industry, the summit sessions left me completely in awe at the marvel of technology and its development! There were many technologies and products that I have only been reading and hearing about for so long, but I finally got to see them at the show, and even better, have the experts explain these technologies in person, it has been a really rewarding experience."

Chengdu InfoComm China 2019 will return next year from 4th-6th September 2019 at the Chengdu Century City-New International Exhibition & Convention Center.

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