The 7th Edition of ASEAN M&E Show Gathers Industry Key Players on the Show Floor
Jul 12, 2018

Bringing the biggest show to create more business opportunities to mechanical and electrical engineering industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 11, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- With the biggest ever ASEAN M&E SHOW just one week away, show organiser UBM Malaysia holds a press conference together with industry key stakeholders at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to announce the latest development of the coming show and to share the insights and new opportunities in the power, energy and HVACR industries.

The 7th edition of ASEAN M&E will be held from 17-19 July 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. ASEAN M&E 2018 gathers on the show floor leading players from the Power, Energy, HVAC and Lift industry. ASEAN M&E will be held concurrently with REVAC (Southeast Asia's Premier Refrigeration, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Expo and Forum), TENAGA (Southeast Asia's Premier Power & Electrical Industry Expo & Forum), GREEN ENERGY (Southeast Asia's Premier Green Energy Expo & Forum), ASEAN SOLAR (Southeast Asia's Premier Solar Energy Expo & Forum) and ASEAN LIFT (Southeast Asia's Premier Lift & Escalators Technology Expo & Forum).

Mr Alun Jones, Country General Manager of UBM Malaysia said, "The total exhibition area increased by 15% and the total number of exhibitors by 38%, compared with that in 2016. The booming industry created opportunities and attracted the attention of companies in the region. ASEAN M&E has grown to become a prestigious platform in Southeast Asia and is currently the largest mechanical and electrical engineering trade event in Malaysia and in the ASEAN region, bringing together 460 exhibiting companies and an expected 15,000 attendees this year."

He attributed the success of event to the collaboration and partnership between ASEAN M&E with the industry key stakeholders including Institution of Engineers Malaysia represented by Ir. Raftah Mahfar, WiSET Chairman and ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter represented by Mr Ng Wen Bin, President Elect who were present in the press conference.

ASEAN M&E brings the community together, including manufacturers, contractors, engineers and those from the Electrical, HVACR and Mechanical industries under one roof, providing opportunities to build successful business relationships.

ASEAN M&E will be accompanied by over 40 free-to-attend seminar topics presented by industry experts. Besides that, there will be conferences and forums held concurrently with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), 2nd International Conference of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET), ASHRAE Conference and International Power Accessed Federation (IPAF) Asia Conference & Showcase.

Key exhibitors including Alpha Automation (SEL) Sdn Bhd (Simon Tiew Teck Chye, Assistant Sales Manager), Daikin Malaysia Sales & Service Sdn Bhd (Mr Chan Hon Leong, Head of Marketing Department) and Glarie Elevator (Datuk Seri Hj Mohd Effandie b.Ahmad, Chairman) were also present.

Do not miss the largest gathering for all professionals in mechanical and electrical engineering. Visit for more information and visitor pre-registration.

About UBM Asia - the show organiser

UBM Asia recently became part of Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B event organiser in the world. Please visit for more information about our presence in Asia. UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region.

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Seoul Semiconductor's LED SunLike Improves Eye Health and Sleep Quality, According to Clinical Study
Jul 12, 2018

ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a global market leader in LED (light emitting diode) design and manufacturing, announced that a research has shown that its “SunLike” is an optimized LED for human centric lighting that improves eye health and sleep quality.

The research team of Biomedical Information Laboratory, Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea, has reported that using SunLike based lighting, the eye discomfort is significantly reduced and the sleep quality is improved compared to conventional LED lighting users.

The researchers conducted experiments on adults including graduate students at Seoul National University, who spend a lot of time studying at their desk indoors. Each participant was instructed to use SunLike desk lamp and conventional LED lamp for 3 hours before bedtime. The team conducted a questionnaire and analyzed the vital signs of participants recorded during sleep.

Subjective evaluation through questionnaires showed a significant decrease in eye fatigue and a marked improvement in sleep quality. The researchers found that improvement of the feeling of not refreshing after a sleep in the following morning was statistically significant.

As a result of analyzing the measured vital sign, the time it takes to fall asleep is 23% faster and the time to break during sleep was also improved by 43%. Therefore, the research team found that sleep efficiency as an indicator of sleep was significantly improved from 88% to 94%.

“We conclude that these effects are due to the stabilization of the autonomic nervous system rhythm, which is manifested by inactivation of sympathetic nerve and activity of parasympathetic nerve by SunLike based lighting,” said the research team of SNU. “Light affects people’s circadian rhythm. In order to improve biorhythm, we can adjust the light according to time zone and use a light source close to sunlight,” said the research team of SNU.

SunLike is an advanced light source that combines the latest optical and compound semiconductor technology of Seoul Semiconductor and *TRI-R technology, a sunlight spectrum reproduction technology, that is a registered trademark by the Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. It that lowers blue light peak similar to sunlight spectrum contributes to maintaining a stable human circadian rhythms and enhancing the color clarity of objects.

In addition, as a result of analyzing the blue light emitted by the LED ‘SunLike’, it received Eye Safety Certification for level RG-1, the highest level of safety, from Korea Testing & Research Institute last November. This is the level given to a safe light source without any photobiological hazards.

“Since its launch on June 29th, last year in Frankfurt, Germany, with Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., SunLike has being supplied to global customers in US, Europe, China and Japan that manufacture home lightings, smart desk stands and lamps. It is also currently working on more than 200 projects for SunLike with customers, suppliers and researchers,” said Minsoo Son, marketing vice president of Seoul Semiconductor. “We will prove SunLike is the innovative LED which adds value for human centric lighting by demonstrating differentiated quality and competitiveness to exceed customers’ expectations.”

*TRI-R, supported by Toshiba Materials, finds in the definition “The light closest to the sun for human well-being” as its original concept. The sun light spectrum is developed by the same company and can be reproduced by a white LED light source technology.

About Seoul Semiconductor
Seoul Semiconductor develops and commercializes light emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, general illumination, specialty lighting, and backlighting markets. As the fourth-largest LED manufacturer globally, Seoul Semiconductor holds more than 12,000 patents, offers a wide range of technologies, and mass produces innovative LED products such as SunLike – delivering the world’s best light quality in a next-generation LED enabling human-centric lighting optimized for circadian rhythms; WICOP – a simpler structured package-free LED which provides market leading color uniformity and cost savings at the fixture level, providing high lumen density and design flexibility; NanoDriver Series – the world’s smallest 24W DC LED drivers; Acrich, the world's first high-voltage AC-driven LED technology developed in 2005, including all AC LED-related technologies from chip to module and circuit fabrication, as well as multi-junction technology (MJT); and nPola, a new LED product based on GaN-substrate technology that achieves more than ten times the output of conventional LEDs. UCD constitutes a high color gamut display which delivers more than 90% NTSC. To learn more, visit


Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Korea and Asia
Jeonghee Kim

Andrew Smith
+1 (901) 831-6614

Vincent Wu

Marc Juarez
+49 89 450 36 90 31

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ISH Shanghai & CIHE returns with an elevated sourcing experience for the East and Central China market
Jul 12, 2018

SHANGHAI --( ASIA TODAY )-- ISH Shanghai & CIHE, the sister show of ISH China & CIHE in Beijing, will return to Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 3 – 5 September 2018 as the show cements its position as the most influential HVAC and home comfort exhibition in East and Central China.

As the demand for customised heating solutions, intelligent and comfortable households in East and Central China continues to soar, industry professionals are gearing up for another edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Home Comfort System. The show will be concurrently held with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China to form a one-stop sourcing channel. Together, these five building technology fairs are expected to host over 600 exhibitors across 46,000 sqm of exhibition space and attract 60,000 visitors from around the world.

An increasing number of severe cold winter days during the year has fuelled the heating market in East and Central China. While centralised heating systems are predominant in the north of China, households in East and Central China require a different set of solutions. ISH Shanghai & CIHE enables fairgoers to capture lucrative opportunities generated by recent coal-to-clean energy policies and the growing popularity of fully-furnished deluxe apartments. Those, in fact, require individual household-based heating systems. These changes in the market will be seen through a comprehensive selection of advanced home comfort systems at the fair which also includes fresh air, water and air purification and smart products.

This comprehensive range of products ensures the fair is a focal point for a wide range of buyers. This includes manufacturers, distributors, installation companies, design and decoration companies, property developers, designers and end-users who are all looking to explore the latest products as well as industry trends.

Debut Premium Area elevates sourcing experience To accommodate the diversified needs of the market in East and Central China, the Premium Area will debut at this year’s fair to showcase outstanding technologies and products under the themes of Technology, Quality, Design and Technical Skills. Renowned domestic and overseas brands dedicated to comfortable home products and technologies will offer a variety of sourcing options. The different themes allow visitors to efficiently navigate the various exhibits and discover design patents, quality and design awards, innovative system designs, and advanced skills involved in the manufacturing or installation process.

The European Pavilion will return to the 2018 edition to capitalise on the rapid development of the HVAC market in East and Central China. Renowned HVAC brands from Germany, Italy and the UK will showcase top-of-the-range European heating products and technologies. Last year, 20 top industry players from Europe featured at the pavilion and a strong line-up is expected again this year. Companies that have already confirmed their participation include AeroFlow, Afriso, Bampi, Dephina, KANE, Radius and WKL.

ISH Shanghai & CIHE is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the world’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies. The mother event will take place from 11 – 15 March 2019 (Monday to Friday).

Furthermore, the next edition of ISH India powered by IPA will run from 28 February – 2 March 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Another ISH event in China, ISH China & CIHE will be held from 6 – 8 May 2019 at the New China International Exhibition Center.

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Suprema to demonstrate GDPR-ready access control at IFSEC 2018
JCN Newswire
May 31, 2018

SEOUL, KOREA - (ACN Newswire) - Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, announced that the company will showcase GDPR-ready access control solution at IFSEC 2018 in London in June. As an EU's leading provider of biometric access control solution, Suprema has anticipated the regulation by providing key technical features to comply with GDPR. At the show, Suprema will provide full demonstration of its GDPR-ready solution to help systems integrators and customers understand trusted best practices to keep people and organizations safe and secure.

When it comes to access control, GDPR requires that organization implement appropriate technical and regulatory measure to provide security level against certain risk. Suprema's latest access control security solution now provides comprehensive GDPR-compliant features including below.

- Secure biometric data protection by templates
Raw images of the fingerprints / faces are never stored in the device or server. All data is stored in templates which encrypted by 128bit AES, 256bit AES, DES/3DES depending on the designated storage location. (i.e. Device, Server and/or Smartcard)

- Protection against transactions, malware and data breaches
TCP communication of data within the system is secured with the use of TLS 1.2 (including SSL/HTTPS). This ensures that no sensitive data is compromised during the communication between the devices and the central server.

- Physical protection of privacy data on edge devices
All Suprema devices are equipped with a secure tamper feature, which ensures the security of data stored in the devices. If the device is removed from the wall and tampered with, the secure data (biometric templates, User ID, Logs) within the device will automatically be deleted.

- Personal data protection by 'access on card'
With Access on Card (AoC) technology, Suprema provides system designers with option to store personal data only on smartcards. All personal data and credential is not stored on servers or devices but only on his/her smartcard of own possession.

- Management of personal data lifecycle
In accordance with GDPR, Suprema makes it possible in BioStar 2 so that event logs and data stored in the server is automatically deleted after a certain period of time (set by the administrator). This is in line with the 'right to be forgotten' requirement in the GDPR.

- Authentication for data access
With the latest update of BioStar 2, Suprema's open-architecture security platform, system administrators can fully customize level of right on access to personal data information according to their organizational requirements.

- Providing proof of compliance
BioStar 2 delivers comprehensive audit logs compliant to GDPR.

In addition, Suprema will also showcase its latest range of centralized access control solution including CoreStation (access control unit), fingerprint reader, RFID/keypad readers as well as BioLite N2, an outdoor fingerprint terminal.

To experience latest Suprema products and technologies, please book a demo at below link or visit Suprema booth (#B265) at IFSEC International 2018.

About Suprema Inc.

Suprema is a leading global provider of biometrics and security. By combining world renowned biometric algorithms with superior engineering, Suprema continually designs and develops industry leading products and solutions. Suprema's extensive range of portfolio includes biometric access control systems, time & attendance solutions, fingerprint live scanners, mobile authentication solutions and embedded fingerprint modules. Suprema has worldwide sales network in over 130 countries and is one of the world's Top 50 security manufacturer in its turnover (ranked in A&S's Security 50, 2010-2017). For more information, please visit

Andy Ahn
Head of Marketing, Suprema Inc.

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Silicon Mitus Designs Very High Efficiency Switched Capacitor for Fast Charging Applications
May 14, 2018

The SM5428 offers the highest figures in efficiency and output current while guaranteeing safety

SEOUL-PANKYO, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Mitus, an advanced specialist in PMIC technology, announced the SM5428, a Switched Capacitor Battery Charger. The DC-DC converter has been highly optimized to meet the demands of the emerging fast charging applications in the USB Type-C market, offering a higher efficiency that allows for a reduced time to charge the battery and better management of the thermal dissipation during the recharging cycle of the device. It is tailored specifically for smartphones, tablets and any other battery powered consumer devices.

The SM5428 integrates the company’s most efficient converter with the highest output charger current to date. It reaches a peak efficiency of 98 percent and a maximum output current of 8 A to support 35 W of charging power. It also integrates 10-bit ADC to measure the VBUS input voltage, VBAT output voltage, current and die temperature. Furthermore, the serial I2C interface and numerous battery protection schemes help minimize heat dissipation while doubling the power, thereby reducing costs for designers. This allows for an efficient, safe and cost-effective solution for fast charging in consumer applications that are taking full advantage of the latest USB Type-C PD3.0 standard.

“The introduction of SM5428 underscores Silicon Mitus’s long term commitment to delivering innovation in the computing and consumer applications within the USB Type-C ecosystem,” said Gianfranco Scherini, VP of Business Development of Silicon Mitus based in Cupertino, California. “The device is a recent addition to our current line of USB Type-C compatible products, which also include Type-C CC controllers, OVP protections and eMarker ICs.”

To receive more information, please contact The device is offered in a 56-Bump WLCSP package, and samples are available now to selected Tier 1 customers.

Silicon Mitus, Inc.

Silicon Mitus is a globally recognized provider of high performance ICs for power management needs. We design display, mobile and audio chips to support applications such as smartphones, wearables, IoT, LCD and OLED displays, automotive solutions. Silicon Mitus has a global presence with R&D centers and sales offices in South Korea, the USA, Italy and China. For further information,

Silicon Mitus USA Head Office
Gianfranco Scherini, +1-408-627-4020
Silicon Mitus Asia Head Office
Joey Lee, +82-70-7835-6213

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VERMES Microdispensing presents its modular, highly flexible MDS 3280 Micro Dispensing System
May 12, 2018

MUNICH, Germany, May 03, 2018 - VERMES Microdispensing, the world's leading manufacturer of precision dispensing systems, introduces its new MDS 3280 Micro Dispensing Solution of the MDS 3000 Series that convinces with applying ultra-precise application of smallest, identical droplets at highest speed.

The jet dispensing system MDS 3280 is based on the proven piezoelectric actuator with all the advantages of contact-free dispensing. To further enhance the extremely fine dispensing, especially for high and highest viscosity media, VERMES Microdispensing has expanded its MDS 3000 series with the MDS 3280 all-round system, which takes state-of-the-art microdispensing technology into new dimensions.

"The new MDS 3280 fits seamlessly into our current product portfolio and offers a multitude of applications, addressing all sectors that require high-performance dispensing systems and need to dispense in minimum quantities with maximum process reliability," says Juergen Staedtler, Managing Director of VERMES Microdispensing. "These include micro dispensing applications in automation and electronics, mechanical engineering, vehicle electrics, medicine, pharmacy, information technology and consumer electronics, as well as the related diverse component topography, particularly when combined with partially sensitive surface texture of the substrate," explains Juergen Staedtler.

The MDS 3280 is characterized by its new valve design ensuring highest performance, cost-effective productivity and excellent dispensing results with uniform and reproducible droplets. It is suitable for the exact application of a wide range of media, such as SMT adhesives, silver conductive adhesives, LED phosphors, underfill materials, as well as silicones, conductive glue or solder pastes and hot melts.

The ability to dispense droplets of less than 150 μm in diameter on the substrate with exceptional consistency and repeatability and shortest cycle times simultaneously improves throughput and reduces production costs.

The VERMES Piezojet valve MDV 3280 is equipped with a setting technology called "Top Adjust" and allows a quick and comfortable configuration and perfect and free pairing of nozzle insert and tappet. Parameter settings can be quickly and easily changed during operation. This allows the system to rapidly adjust to changing conditions such as variations in material viscosity, modifications of dispensing patterns and the application of different dispensing quantities.

The innovative connector technology which uncouples the fluidic part - named VERMES "Bayonet Fluid Box Body" - from the actual valve body, ensures flexible coupling between these two parts. This allows easy handling and quick cleaning since the screw-less Fluid Box Body can be removed from the valve drive with one-click.

This new, unique design makes the media supply rotatable and the very compact and lightweight valve can be perfectly adapted to a variety of tasks including the desired dispensing direction. It enables fast and seamless integration into the most inaccessible or confined spaces. When implementing complex applications, this saves valuable time and reduces set-up costs within fully automated microdispensing production processes. The tappet can be changed while the valve remains in its operating position, avoiding difficult part replacement and critical service outages.

The nozzle heater is integrated in the Fluid Box Body and keeps it constantly at optimum temperature without taking up much space. Due to the continuous temperature control and the control of the material pressure, the dispensing quality remains absolutely constant until the cartridge / container has been emptied.

About us
VERMES Microdispensing world renowned high precision MDS Micro Dispensing Systems are the solution of choice for modern manufacturing processes throughout the globe in automotive, pharmacology, smart phones, TV sets, lamps, wafers, automated manufacture of LEDs, MEMS components, RFID tags, LC displays and many other electronic devices.

Headquartered in Germany, VERMES Microdispensing is an ISO 9001 certified company that revolutionized microdispensing technology with the introduction of its contact free piezo based MDS 3000 series in 2001. Today, the company is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative microdispensing concepts and systems for adhesives, silicones, greases, solvents and other fluids.

A world-class knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enables the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its customers.

Our systems enable our customers to achieve contact free dispensing of highly viscous media droplets in the micro and nano-liter range at theoretical frequencies of more than 3000 Hz; a rate that is unique in our industry.

VERMES Microdispensing employees are dedicated to providing the best technologies and services to its customers around the world with the ultimate aim of contributing to increased throughput, improved quality and lower production costs.

Birgitt Harrow
VERMES Microdispensing GmbH
Palnkamer Str. 18
83624 Otterfing, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 80 24-6-44-335
Fax: +49 (0) 80 24-6-44-19

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CE CHINA 2018 Innovative Technologies Presented at CE China
May 04, 2018

SHENZHEN, China, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CE China, a global IFA event, is held from 3 to 5 May 2018 in Shenzhen. Exhibitors show innovative technologies and present their strategies for the Asian market. CE China is designed to be China's premier trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances products for the Chinese and Pan-Asian market. For the third time it takes place in Shenzhen, China.

Experience a wide range of major European brands like Severin, CASO Design, Fakir, Elgato, Blaupunkt, Bosch, LifaAir and their outstanding products and innovations in the consumer electronics as well as home appliances segments. In addition, executives from leading Chinese brands like Midea and Huawei provide insights in cutting edge technologies and latest trends. Official partners of CE China include China's largest retailers such as Suning, Tmall/ Alibaba and CE China unites international exhibitors with Chinese retailers to bring new products to their customers.

European innovations at CE China

The prestigious German manufacturer of household appliances Fakir presents the new Air Wave® Technology for efficient high performance. In combination with HEPA and ULPA filters to be allergy sufferer friendly, they are designed to present the future of vacuum cleaning. As yet another innovation, the manufacturer furthermore exhibits a cyclone technology model with a new LED alert system which indicates the condition of the filter.

Leading Chinese brands on site

International brand Midea provides markets around the world with a wide range of home appliances, including kitchen appliances, refrigerators, laundry appliances, and various small home appliances. At CE China, the company not only exhibits its latest products but also provides more detailed insights as part of the IFA Retail University@CEChina.

The IFA Retail University

This year, CE China makes it even easier to stay tuned with current and future market trends. As a major highlight, the newly introduced IFA Retail University @ CE China, developed and established in partnership with Chinese retail giant Suning, shows an extensive program of high-level presentations.

TV-Footage service for media free of charge and free of rights

International broadcast partner is producing comprehensive video material of CE China 2018 on site for journalists, TV newsrooms and online media. For video clips, interviews and footage of CE China 2018 please visit IFA Global Broadcast Center. Usage of footage is free of charge. Copies are requested.

Source: CE China 2018

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Great Wall Motor Chooses HARMAN to Deliver Over-the-Air Software Updating Technology for Its Connected Cars
Apr 26, 2018

China’s Great Wall Motors will provide HARMAN’s Remote Vehicle Updating Service In its connected cars in 2019

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AUTO CHINA 2018–HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that Great Wall Motors has chosen HARMAN to deliver its Remote Vehicle Updating Service (OTA) in the company’s vehicle launching in 2019. This announcement was made at the Auto China 2018 show that is taking place in Beijing, between April 25 – May 4, 2018.

China is one of the world’s largest and most enthusiastic markets for connected cars. A J.D. Power study found 78 percent of Chinese consumers “definitely would” or “probably would” trust a fully automated, self-driving vehicle. Meanwhile IDC predicts total market size for connected and electric vehicles in China’s car manufacturing industry will grow from $4.87 billion in 2016 to $10.5 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 16.5 percent.

HARMAN’s Remote Vehicle Updating Service is an end-to-end solution capable for remotely updating the full vehicle, from head units to the smallest ECUs, providing OEMs the capability to fully monitor and control any update, campaigns with full traceability. HARMAN’s solution is also capable of updating any software on any operating system, including firmware, software, application, maps, content, configuration and more. It leverages the company’s key cornerstone Smart Delta technology, which reduces the file update package by up to 99 percent. This contributes greatly to the security of the process, network efficiency as well as cost savings, minimizing the time it takes for the update to complete and ultimately resulting in a positive customer experience.

“OTA updates are an important layer of the Great Wall Motors’ connected car strategy and serve as a foundation for future-upgraded and next-generation vehicles. ‘OTA update’ is easy to say, but difficult to execute. This is something we take seriously, because even a little R&D mistake may have serious consequences, like car disablement. As the connected car space grows more complex, we need the leading supplier with a history of notable experience in the auto industry to ensure quality service,” said Yansong Guo, deputy director of technology center at Great Wall Motors.

“HARMAN’s OTA Remote Vehicle Updating Service has a worldwide reputation, with 18 years of successful deployment. More than 25 million cars worldwide are using HARMAN’s OTA solution for full-vehicle software management and update services. Choosing HARMAN also represents the high standard of Great Wall Motors and the mature Smart Delta technology can help our cars save bandwidth, improve the user experience and shorten the time to market. I believe our partnership will greatly improve the service experience within our connected car.”

According to Sanjay Dhawan, EVP & President of HARMAN Connected Services and CTO, HARMAN, “HARMAN has been working with Great Wall Motors, China’s top OEM player, for several years by providing outstanding in-car infotainment systems to their customers. We are excited to extend this relationship through the new OTA award. We admire the company’s strengths in R&D and innovation, as well as their commitment to advancing the automotive industry. The Great Wall Motors’ vehicles we’ll see next year will showcase how advanced OTA solutions can ensure all vehicle software can be updated with the latest features and functions at any point during the lifecycle of the car.”

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Great Wall Motor Company Limited is China’s largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. We were listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2003 and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2011. By 2016, our assets had amounted to 92.309 billion yuan. Now Great Wall Motors owns three brands--Haval, Great Wall and WEY which covers three categories: SUV, passenger car and pickup. With over 40 holding subsidiaries, more than 88,000 employees, four vehicle manufacturing bases, we have developed the independent matching capacity of core parts such as engine and transmission. Great Wall Motor always adheres to the business philosophy of technology driven and independent research and development. We gain technology advantages through the excessive investment in technical R&D. Our market positioning is "based in China, focusing on emerging countries, and cultivating US and Europe ". Great Wall Motor focuses on SUV category. By leveraging category advantages to enhance brand value, we aspire to become the world-class SUV expert.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

© 2018 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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INOX Partners with Harkness Screens to Enhance Cinema Experience for Its Patrons
Apr 26, 2018

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--INOX Leisure Limited, India’s leading multiplex chain, partners with global leaders in screen technology, Harkness Screens. The association enables Harkness to install state-of-the art technology and systems across INOX multiplexes. The association comes at a time when 3D content is on a rise and moviegoers are looking for a premium and more engaging movie going experience for 3D and 2D films. Through the partnership, over 30% of INOX screens in India have been upgraded with Harkness’ Clarus XC screen technology. Additionally, the screens will also be powered by Curolux technology which will help fine tune projection settings automatically in real time, hence enhancing the complete movie watching experience.

Harkness Screens’ Clarus XC screen integrates revolutionary screen technology, is multi-faceted, can be used for 2D and 3D environments and is globally the best-in-class screen for laser projection. The technology dramatically improves cinema presentation resulting in visibly deeper 3D content, a captivating viewing experience and more defined, sharper and crisper picture presentation. Combined with real time presentation monitoring Curolux technology ensures presentation quality, brightness uniformity, focus, colour correction and audio related specifics, a moviegoer can be assured about receiving the best possible cinematic experience at INOX screens.

Having installed one of Harkness’ most premium technology for INOX, Senior Vice President – Asia, Preetham Daniel, Harkness Screens, said, “We value our long-standing relationship with INOX and have always believed that it is essential to provide the best and the right technology to make the cinema experience a life-like one. Moreover, with increasing awareness about technology, it is only fair to offer the best experience available. The Clarus XC is one of the highest selling screens for Harkness Screens globally and it has always been positioned as the screen surface for the age of immersive cinema in the global markets by our partners and clients. Moreover, with the Curolux monitoring technology, we are confident of offering the best movie going experience to audiences at INOX screens. We are certain that this partnership will add great value for end consumers.”

Alok Tandon, CEO, INOX Leisure Ltd., said, “Technology is at the core of INOX. We operate on three pillars – LUXURY, TECHNOLOGY and COMFORT to provide the best cinema viewing experience to cinemagoers and our association with Harkness Screens is only going to make that experience a notch higher. Like always, our audiences remain our key focus and we continue to look for opportunities to make their experience worthwhile. We believe in the concept of not just watching the movie but also living it and our endeavour will be to continue providing 7-star experience to our patrons.”

About Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens™ is the world's largest manufacturer of projection screen surfaces, specialising in the design and production of cinema screens and custom screens of virtually any shape and size. Harkness Screens is the world leader in cinema with screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

Founded in 1929, Harkness’ corporate office is located in Ireland with other offices and factories located in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide.

About INOX Leisure Ltd.

INOX Leisure Limited (INOX) is amongst India’s largest multiplex chains with 123 multiplexes and 492 screens in 61 cities. INOX has redefined movie experiences in India making it truly 7-star. Each INOX property is unique with its own distinct architecture and aesthetics. INOX boasts of bringing the very latest in projection and audio technology, plush micro adjustable leather recliners with a butler on call facility, gourmet meal choices by celebrity chef, designer staff uniforms and many more. For easy and convenient ticket booking, INOX offers online booking on and through its smart phone applications across Android and Apple platforms.

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PLSG Annual Training Course offers global perspectives on live event production and industry developments
Apr 26, 2018

GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2018 will welcome uprising talents with a series of top level industry seminars during next month’s show. The concurrent fringe programme will feature the highly anticipated signature PLSG Annual Training Course.

With the themes of ‘A Blueprint to Success in Music Festival Production’ and ‘Dante Certification Level 3 Training @ Guangzhou’, the course is set to map out the best practices on live event production, from planning and organising music festivals, project management, social media promotion, risk and safety assessment to technology applications such as audio recording and production, AoIP deployment, visual design, lighting solutions and stage setup.

Mapping industry needs with talents in large scale live event production

The number of music festivals is skyrocketing in China (269 in 2017, up 33.8%[1]). As such, it is important to look into the planning and production in the right manner in order to stay relevant on the market. The desire for the Chinese entertainment industry to further uplift its event planning skills and technical standards continues to grow.

Mr Jimmy Chan, Head of Business Development of Event Safety Alliance in Asia, sees the importance of live event production as it is one of the future development trends in China: “Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is at the forefront in providing hardware devices and technological solutions for music festivals in China. Also, it provides an extensive platform to connect manufacturers and suppliers with producers and organisers of music festivals.”

There are various crucial aspects that require attention during organisational process, such as event programming, risk and capacity management, marketing and strategic planning, communication and promotion.

Equally fundamental to a well-established music festival includes a wide array of lighting and audio, rigging and staging support. During the event, experts will share tips on getting the technical issues right for achieving a perfect balance in every detail.

China’s premiere in establishing Dante Certificate Level 3 Training for advanced sound practitioners

More and more industry peers are seeking further education in managing audio networking systems. In order to cater for these market needs, China’s first-ever Dante Certification Level 3 Training will be hosted during the show. The advanced course is geared towards attendees who have prior knowledge in audio networks, and will focus on the ease of use with Dante’s ‘Plug n Play’ technology. Alongside this, the course will look at an overview of the wide varieties of tools available from the IP toolkit, and how to make live sound distribution and control easier.

10 – 11 May

Part 1: A Blueprint to Success in Music Festival Production

Theme: Planning and Organisation

Topic: Analysing EDM Festivals and Design of Audio System
Speaker: Mr Stanley Lee, Marketing Director of Real Music Acoustics & Lighting Technology Co Ltd

Topic: How Can We Better Promote EDM Festivals to Our Customers?
Speaker: Mr Koma, Director of EDM Lab (Wechat public account)

Topic: Can Safety Be Creative?
Speakers: Mr Tim Roberts, Director, The Event Safety Shop
Mr Jimmy Chan, Director of Business Development Asia,
Event Safety Alliance

Theme: Technical Applications

Topic: The Enchantment of Big Audio
Speaker: Mr Tony Andrews, Founder of Funktion One

Topic: Better Live! HQ Audio Recording for Concerts and Festivals
Speaker: Mr Andrew Levine, Director of Music and Word Production, The German Tonmeister Association (VDT)

Topic: Deploying AoIP in Live Events
Speaker: Mr Kieran Walsh, Director of Application Engineering (EMEA), Audinate

Topic: Lighting Design for Large Scale Events
Speaker: Mr Michael Chan, Lighting Designer, Lighting Insomnia

Topic: Applications of Mega Outdoor Mobile Stage in Concerts
Speaker: Mr Lee Kam Bor, Managing Director, Trinity Technology Ltd

12 May

Part 2: Dante Certification Level 3 Training @ Guangzhou

Topic: Dante Certification Level 3 – Advanced Dante Networking
Speaker: Mr Kieran Walsh, Director of Application Engineering (EMEA), Audinate

A number of other events are scheduled to take place during the course of Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2018, including the International and Oriental Outdoor Line Array, The First Live Sound Mixing Contest Finals, The Eighth Audio Technology Forum 2018, the seminar themed “Application of Audio Technology in Artificial Intelligence”, and Stage Design and Stage Engineering Alliance Annual Forum 2018.

Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is expected to host 1,300 exhibitors and more than 75,000 visitors in 13 thematic halls and the Y-Channel from 10 – 13 May 2018 in Area A at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, spanning over 130,000 sqm as a leading platform for the audio visual, professional light and sound industries in China.

Other shows under the Prolight + Sound brand include:

Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia
13 – 15 September 2018, Moscow

Prolight + Sound Middle East
23 – 25 September 2018, Dubai

Prolight + Sound Shanghai
10 – 13 October 2018, Shanghai

Prolight + Sound
2 – 5 April 2019, Frankfurt

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Tel. +852 2230 9281

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