A Glimpse into BYD's Blade Battery Factory in Chongqing

Chongqing, China, Jun 6, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - On June 4, 2020, over a hundred members of the media and industry experts were given on-site access to the FinDreams Battery Factory in Chongqing that produces the BYD Blade Battery. This is the first factory tour that BYD has conducted since it debuted the Blade Battery on March 29, presenting the factory's intelligent manufacturing capabilities.


The BYD Blade Battery


Located in the city's Bishan District, the factory is currently the only production base for the Blade Battery. It possesses a highly demanding production environment and much of BYD's self-developed Blade Battery production equipment. The factory has a total investment of 10 billion yuan with an annual production capacity of 20GWH.

The nature of the factory's environment can be seen in the core production process. For example, requirements necessitate that within one cubic meter space, fine particles equivalent to 1/20th of a single hair (or a 5-micron particle, as a hair is 100 microns), cannot exceed 29, reaching the same standards as LCD screen production. The overall allowed humidity is limited to below 1% (the average daily humidity being 60-80%), and the humidity during a core production process cannot exceed 0.05% of the average moisture level. In addition, the temperature is kept constant at 25 degrees Celsius.

According to Sun Huajun, the Vice General Manager of FinDreams Battery, these demanding conditions are a "necessary foundation" to the Blade Battery's high safety standards.

"The nearly one-meter-long pole piece can achieve tolerances of within +/-0.3mm, and the accuracy and speed of a single-piece lamination have an efficiency of 0.3s/pcs. This is the first of its kind in the world. This form of lamination comes from BYD's completely independent development of its equipment and cutting-edge solutions - aspects that are uncopiable," he said.

In addition to laminations, the mixing of ingredients as well as the coating, pressing, testing, and other processes in the production of Blade Batteries have reached world-class standards. Whether it is the factory's high-precision sensors, the implementation of hundreds of robots, simulation systems, and quality control systems that comply with strict control standards, every production workshop, process, line, as well as the flow of information and intelligent control level follow exceptionally high standards. They serve as the bedrock for efficient and stable production, in turn forming the backbone of the Blade Battery's quality.

The Blade Battery refers to a single-cell battery with a length of 96cm, a width of 9cm and a height of 1.35cm, which can be placed in an array and inserted into a battery pack like a blade. Compared with ternary lithium batteries and traditional lithium iron phosphate batteries, it holds notable advantages in its high safety, long range, and enduring longevity.

The Blade Battery has notably passed the "nail penetration test", one of the most stringent safety tests in the industry. Due to its optimized battery pack structure, the volume utilization of the Blade Battery is also more than 50% greater compared to past products, with its cruising range reaching the same level as ternary lithium batteries.

In addition to solving the issue of endurance - once a previous limiter to the development of traditional lithium iron phosphate batteries - the Blade Battery can be charged from 10% to 80% of its full capacity within 33 minutes, supporting the BYD Han EV's acceleration of zero to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds. Furthermore, its accumulated mileage can reach 1.2 million km after 3,000 cycles of charging and discharging. In short, the Blade Battery outpaces ternary lithium batteries and traditional lithium iron phosphate batteries among the metrics of longevity, power, and strength.

The Han EV is BYD's flagship sedan model slated for launch this June. "BYD's Han EV is the first electric vehicle equipped with the Blade Battery, possessing a cruising range of 605km with a single charge," said Li Yunfei, Vice General Manager of BYD Auto Sales.

About BYD Company Ltd.

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China's largest privately-owned enterprises. Since its inception in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem - comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation - has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. More information on the company can be found at http://www.byd.com

Contacts:
In Asia-Pacific:
Richard Li, pr@byd.com
Tel: +86-755-8988-8888-69666

In North America:
Frank Girardot, frank.girardot@byd.com
Tel: +1 213 24 5 6503

In Europe:
Penny Peng, penny.peng@byd.com
Tel: +31 102070888

Source: BYD Company Ltd.

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84000 Launches an Animation Video to Preserve Buddhist Texts

NEW YORK, Jun 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, a global non-profit initiative to translate and preserve the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, is launching a video campaign to raise awareness around one of the world's largest and oldest collections of writings: With 230,000 pages locked within the fading Classical Tibetan language, the world is on the brink of losing access to a priceless archive of wisdom. This launch marks 84000's 10th anniversary.




In 2009, a conference of the world's leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers, translators, and academics concluded that less than 5% of the Canon had ever been translated into a language spoken today. That 5% of writings has already offered the modern world much insight into the mind, human psychology, relationships, and ethics.

Since its founding, 84000 has awarded over US$6 million in grants to translation teams around the world - from UCSB, Oxford, the University of Vienna, through to Rangjung Yeshe Institute (Nepal) - who work to decipher the Tibetan Buddhist Canon.

"The number of scholars who are both proficient in Classical Tibetan and trained to interpret this profound philosophy, is fast-fading," explains Huang Jing-Rui, 84000's executive director. "If we don't act now, imagine how much wisdom might be lost forever, locked within this ancient language."

In just ten years, 84000 has translated over 30% of the sutras. It has the endorsement of all four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism, and continues to work with the support of some of the most learned, living teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

This historic initiative makes freely available for the first time, primary-source material in English that is proving invaluable for international scholarship on Buddhist history, philosophy, and insight into the development and transfer of cultures across Asia. And 84000 continually integrates new technologies with its digital library giving its readers access to multi-language glossaries, and source-text, bilingual reading ability. The translated Tibetan Buddhist Canon is made available freely to the public to enjoy.

The launch of this 3-min animation, voiced by award-winning, British actress Joanna Lumley, is accompanied by a weekend "Like and Share" campaign from June 5th (5am EST/5pm SG) till June 7th (5pm EST/June 8 5am SG). With millions confined to their homes, 84000 urges everyone to make their screen time count: With one click, help preserve the world's largest archive of wisdom.

"It's entirely possible that the survival of the Buddhadharma could depend on it being translated into other languages," notes the Founding Chair, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche known for his long-sighted vision and innovation in an arena that still highly values conservatism. "By translating and making available the Tibetan Buddhist texts to modern people, a vast swath of Buddhist civilization and culture may be saved from annihilation."

Today's launch coincides with Saga Dawa, a day celebrated by Buddhists around the world to commemorate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing.

Video: https://84000.co/2020video
Directed by: Queena Li
Produced by: Blacksugar
Voiceover by: Joanna Lumley (English), Leah Dou (Chinese)

Website: 84000.co

For more information, please contact:
ASIA
Singapore
Huang Jing Rui
Executive Director
Email: jingrui@84000.co
WeChat: utpala84000

China
Wang Lang
Chinese Projects Coordinator
Email: 2773039697@qq.com

EUROPE
France
Dr. John Canti
Editorial Co-Director
Email: john.canti@84000.co
Tel: +33 6 83 85 82 64

USA
California
Dr. Rory Lindsay
Editor
Email: rory.lindsay@84000.co
Tel: +1-617-800-5755

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JCB Enables Cross-Border QR-Code Payments with FIS

TOKYO, Jun 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - FIS(TM) (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, today announced that an international payment scheme, JCB, has selected FIS' Payments One switching and acquiring services[1] to enable cross-border QR-code payments.

As consumers seek greater speed and convenience in their payment transactions, merchants are increasingly adopting QR codes and other digital payment types. The Worldpay from FIS 2020 Global Payments Report found that digital wallets now account for 58 percent of regional eCommerce purchases and are expected to reach almost 70 percent by 2023. Digital wallets also now surpass cash at the point-of-sale, accounting for 36 percent of in-store sales in 2019.

JCB, a leading international payment scheme based in Japan, was looking for a technology provider to help it drive acceptance of QR payments among consumers as part of its quest to be the preferred card brand. JCB chose FIS because of its global footprint, deep network of local acquiring licenses, and for the advanced capabilities of FIS' Payments One switching and acquiring services platform.

The FIS Payments One switching and acquiring services platform is customizable across a range of device and payment types. With this new payment method integrated into the platform, FIS partner banks can quickly and easily enable JCB QR Code Payment for their client base.

JCB plans to first use the Payments One switching and acquiring services platform to handle QR payments between Vietnam and Thailand, with plans to roll out across the APAC region.

"Improving the customer experience across the market is our number one goal," said Kenta Seya, Executive Vice President, Global Network Implementation Department at JCB Co., Ltd. "By creating a cross-border solution, we look forward to creating a more consistent experience for JCB card members as they travel, allowing them to pay using their preferred method, no matter where they go. Working with FIS will give us the broad reach to their partner banks globally to achieve the goal."

"By integrating QR payments for JCB cardholders through our Payments One switching and acquiring services platform, our partner banks will now have a way to deliver QR-based payments faster than before," said Mahesh Ramamoorthy, Managing Director, Banking Solutions, FIS.

Worldpay from FIS has been supporting JCB's merchant acquiring business internationally since the 1990s. In last December, FIS and JCB enabled card acceptance for Worldpay from FIS merchants in Japan, and this announcement further extends the companies' partnership.

[1] FIS' Payments One switching and acquiring services platform is a highly scalable payment processing solution for credit, debit, multicurrency prepaid, virtual card, digital wallets, loyalty programs and other value-added services.

About FIS

FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Our more than 55,000 people are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests by applying our scale, deep expertise and data-driven insights. We help our clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and deliver superior experiences for their customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS is a Fortune 500(R) company and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500(R) Index. To learn more, visit www.fisglobal.com. Follow FIS on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@FISGlobal).

About JCB

JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 34 million merchants as well as cash advance locations around the world. JCB cards are now issued in 24 countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

Contact
for FIS
Kim Snider, +1 904.438.6278
Senior Vice President
FIS Global Marketing and Communications
kim.snider@fisglobal.com

for JCB Co., Ltd.
Kumiko Kida
Corporate Communications
Phone: +81-3-5778-8353
Email: jcb-pr@jcb.co.jp

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MINY Makes Crypto Mining Affordable For Everyone

HONG KONG, Jun 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - MINY, the Hong Kong based blockchain startup, has announced the launch of it's MINY platform to facilitate crypto mining. As is common knowledge, crypto miners have the luxury to choose to mine the most valuable coins. However only a very few miners are capable of earning huge profits. MINY is launching a platform where miners from different countries and with different levels of expertise and knowledge about mining can come together and share in their resources to earn mining rewards.

The primary reason why a lot of individuals are limited from venturing fully into cryptomining is the high costs that are associated with it. MINY understands the need for every miner to maximize his or her profits. For this reason, it has identified the problem lies in miners not having enough resources. As such, the platform has devised three major strategies that are a sure way in which miners will earn profits even though they have limited resources.

Cloud Mining Pool
To help miners to maximize their profits, MINY combines its computational power by bringing various miners together. The users on the platform join a mining pool where they bring together their resources. Then the profits that are realized from mining are distributed proportionately according to the amount that a user has in their mining pool.

AI
This is another significant way that MINY is using in a bid to ensure that their users can reap big. The cryptocurrency market is very dynamic, and this means that the value of different coins keeps changing over time. As a way of making sure that miners do not suffer from losses, MINY uses an AI algorithm that will analyze the future value of various coins. This will then help to focus the mining activities at only those coins that are valuable. The MINY AI algorithm is accurate in its predictions, and as such, it helps to increase the mining efficiency.

MINY Token
The MINY platform has developed a native token, MINY, which is a self-established cryptocurrency. The token is obtainable by earning mining rewards and commissions, starting at a price of $1. It is also designed with an artificial scarcity, meaning it cannot lose value, but rather increases when parts are sold. After 12 months it is released and can be traded on external exchanges and is then pegged on economic principles. In addition to the many advantages of the MINY token it will be available for renting computational power on the Miny platform and for purchasing mining equipment.

It is very easy to join MINY's cloud mining pool and become one of the many users that are benefiting from this great initiative. Once users open an account, they can deposit their funds, which will be used to rent computational power. Besides this, they can purchase MINY tokens that users can also use to rent computational power. The profits that will be accrued from the mining rewards will then be shared among the users according to the amount that they contributed towards their mining pool.

Company: MINY LIMITED
Contact: PR Team
Email: info@miny.cc
Website: https://miny.cc



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MINY Makes Crypto Mining Affordable For Everyone

HONG KONG, Jun 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - MINY, the Hong Kong based blockchain startup, has announced the launch of it's MINY platform to facilitate crypto mining. As is common knowledge, crypto miners have the luxury to choose to mine the most valuable coins. However only a very few miners are capable of earning huge profits. MINY is launching a platform where miners from different countries and with different levels of expertise and knowledge about mining can come together and share in their resources to earn mining rewards.

The primary reason why a lot of individuals are limited from venturing fully into cryptomining is the high costs that are associated with it. MINY understands the need for every miner to maximize his or her profits. For this reason, it has identified the problem lies in miners not having enough resources. As such, the platform has devised three major strategies that are a sure way in which miners will earn profits even though they have limited resources.

Cloud Mining Pool
To help miners to maximize their profits, MINY combines its computational power by bringing various miners together. The users on the platform join a mining pool where they bring together their resources. Then the profits that are realized from mining are distributed proportionately according to the amount that a user has in their mining pool.

AI
This is another significant way that MINY is using in a bid to ensure that their users can reap big. The cryptocurrency market is very dynamic, and this means that the value of different coins keeps changing over time. As a way of making sure that miners do not suffer from losses, MINY uses an AI algorithm that will analyze the future value of various coins. This will then help to focus the mining activities at only those coins that are valuable. The MINY AI algorithm is accurate in its predictions, and as such, it helps to increase the mining efficiency.

MINY Token
The MINY platform has developed a native token, MINY, which is a self-established cryptocurrency. The token is obtainable by earning mining rewards and commissions, starting at a price of $1. It is also designed with an artificial scarcity, meaning it cannot lose value, but rather increases when parts are sold. After 12 months it is released and can be traded on external exchanges and is then pegged on economic principles. In addition to the many advantages of the MINY token it will be available for renting computational power on the Miny platform and for purchasing mining equipment.

It is very easy to join MINY's cloud mining pool and become one of the many users that are benefiting from this great initiative. Once users open an account, they can deposit their funds, which will be used to rent computational power. Besides this, they can purchase MINY tokens that users can also use to rent computational power. The profits that will be accrued from the mining rewards will then be shared among the users according to the amount that they contributed towards their mining pool.

Company: MINY LIMITED
Contact: PR Team
Email: info@miny.cc
Website: https://miny.cc


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トヨタなど6社、中国における水素社会の実現に向け、商用車用の燃料電池システムの研究開発会社を設立

Toyota City, Japan, Jun 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - このたび、中国における燃料電池車両(FCV)普及に向けて志を同じくする6社(詳細下記)が新会社「連合燃料電池システム研究開発(北京)有限会社」の設立に向け、合弁契約を締結いたしました。主な業務内容として、中国におけるクリーンなモビリティ社会に貢献する商用車用の燃料電池システムの開発に取り組んでいきます。トヨタ、億華通を筆頭に各社が出資し、董事長には董長征、総経理には秋田隆が就任予定です。2020年中に北京市内での設立を目指します。

新会社に参加する6社
中国第一汽車股※有限公司(以下、一汽)
東風汽車集団有限公司(以下、東風)
広州汽車集団股※有限公司(以下、広汽)
北京汽車集団有限公司(以下、北汽)
北京億華通科技股※有限公司(以下、億華通)
トヨタ自動車株式会社(以下、トヨタ)

中国では2016年に公表された「中国国家省エネ車及び新エネ車ロードマップ」に基づき、グローバルでも類を見ないスピードで商用車を中心にFCV市場が拡大しつつあります。この変化の激しい中国市場においてFCVを普及、定着させるには個社で取り組むのではなく、従来にないオープンな体制で、業界を挙げてFCV普及の基盤づくりに取り組むことが不可欠との考えのもと、志を同じくする6社連合で研究開発会社を設立するに至りました。

商用車開発ノウハウや市場経験が豊かな中国を代表する完成車メーカーと、FCシステム開発の経験、及び市場での実績を有する億華通とトヨタがFCV普及に向けた“仲間”として手を組むことで、競争力があり、中国における各種規制にも適合した燃料電池システムを開発することが可能となると考えています。具体的には、6社協議で商品を企画し、中国での性能ニーズを満たす「FCスタック等のコンポーネント」、それを支える「FCシステム制御」、そして「車両搭載」までの一連の技術開発を一気通貫で行います。これにより、開発から製品化までのリードタイムを大幅短縮し、中国の商用車市場におけるFCV普及を各段にスピードアップさせることができると考えています。FCV普及に不可欠な動力性能・燃費・耐久性など商品力に優れ、低コストで競争力ある燃料電池システム及び主要コンポーネントの開発にチャレンジしていきます。

新会社では、中国における水素社会の実現に向けたFCVの普及に努め、またそれらを進化・発展させることにより、CO2排出量の削減、大気汚染の低減などの環境問題解決に貢献し、中国のよりよいモビリティ社会に向けてお役に立つべく、取り組んでまいります。

【編注】※はにんべんに「分」

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https://global.toyota/jp/newsroom/corporate/32732340.html

概要:トヨタ自動車株式会社

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HTSC joins hands with WWF to support 13 local teams in protecting biodiversity in the Yangtze River region

HONG KONG, Jun 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - HTSC (Stock Code: 6886:HK; "The Company"), The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the One Planet Foundation Shenzhen (OPF) jointly launched the "One Yangtze River Wildlife Conservation Microfund" project (hereinafter referred to as the "Microfund") in December 2019. As 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day every year, today marks the first World Environment Day for Microfund. This year's theme is "Time for Nature" and focuses on biodiversity. According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, about 70% of viral pandemics in human history have emerged from animals. In 2020, COVID-19 has cast its shadow all over the world, reminding people that our health is closely linked to nature, and that rebuilding harmony between mankind and nature will require the joint efforts of the global community.

Microfund's aim is to support and promote the protection and biodiversity of the middle and lower regions of the Yangtze River. By providing funds to NGOs, the gaps in protection for some underpublicized and endangered species are being filled. In addition, the launch of Microfund is propagating the public support for local NGOs involved in the protection of biodiversity. Following the applications, reviews, and defense processes, 11 protection projects involving 13 local teams, including Fudan University, have been chosen as the first recipients of the Microfund's grants.

Funded projects / Related Species / Project collaborator
Construction of the Three-party "University-Community-Avian Alliance" for Avian Ecological Protection / Reed Parrotbill / Shanghai Ocean University
Response and Conservation Management of Urban Mammals within Human Activity: A Case Study of Shanghai / Roe Deer, Racoons etc. / Fudan University
Common Pochard Habitat Restoration and Maintenance in Tianfu National Wetland Park in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province / Common Pochard / Suzhou Forestry Research Institute
Protecting the River of Life, for a Radiant Yangtze River - Protection of the Yangtze River Finless Porpoise / Yangtze River finless porpoise / Environmental Protection Association of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology
Biodiversity Conservation and Public Education in Xiaohongshan, Nanjing / Roe Deer, Racoons etc. / Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo
"Migratory Bird Hospital 2.0" Project in Duchang Migratory Bird Reserve Community / Cygnet / Jiangxi Duchang Migratory Bird Provincial Nature Reserve
Background Investigation on Chinese Merganser Resources in Ganjiang River / Chinese merganser / Green Environment Association of Jiangxi Vocational College of Environmental Engineering
Changde Chinese Merganser Education Project / Chinese merganser / Hunan University of Arts and Sciences Bird Protection Camp
Wuhan Habitat Protection of Rare Water Birds such as the Baer's pochard and Black Stork / Baer's pochard and black stork / Wuhan Bird Watching Association and Wuhan Lakes Volunteers Association
Investigation and Protection of Wild Chinese Pangolin in Hunan and Jiangxi Provinces / Chinese pangolin / Changsha Wildlife Conservation Association, Ganzhou Wildlife Conservation Association
Monitoring and Protection of Wild Elk in East Dongting Lake / Pere David's deer / Hunan East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve Administration

Lighting up the Yangtze River
The Yangtze River is one of the top 10 most biodiverse rivers on earth. The region is known to support 424 species of fish, 280 species of mammals, 762 species of birds, 145 species of amphibians and more than 14,000 species of fauna and flora. Since it is a shared home to a rich and diverse spread of wildlife and 476 million Chinese people, maintaining the ecological balance and lasting vitality of the whole valley is of utmost importance. However, poaching, pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction and unsustainable human activities are increasingly threatening the survival of wildlife throughout the basin.

Lei Gang, chief scientist of WWF's Freshwater Project, introduced that HTSC and the OPF have launched Microfund and aligned themselves with WWF to help protecting rare and endangered species that have, until now, been somewhat unpublicized. He added that protecting the Yangtze River and restoring the ecological standing of the region were now more important than ever. The Microfund supports 11 representative species of the Yangtze River Basin area, including the now threatened Baer's pochard and the endangered Chinese pangolin. It is hoped that this initiative to protect and restore the habitats of the region's representative species will serve as an impetus for future innovative ideas in the promotion of biodiversity conservation projects.

Multiple efforts contribute to the future of the Yangtze River
As the Yangtze River flows through 19 provinces and cities, biodiversity conservation requires efforts from a multitude of regions and parties, to achieve long-term and sustainable development. The first batch of projects funded by Microfund encompasses four provinces and one city along the middle and lower regions of the Yangtze River, including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hunan, Hubei, and Jiangxi. The project teams are comprised of staff from academic institutions, front-line administrative units, university societies, city zoos and local NGOs, among others. In addition to providing financial support, Microfund also provides technology and project-planning support to facilitate the growth of local efforts, while helping preserve biodiversity.

The project teams will conduct biodiversity surveys, monitoring patrols, community co-management, habitat improvement and will engage with the public to participate in environmental education on location.

HTSC has long been committed to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the Yangtze River Basin. As its "One Yangtze River" project has constantly strengthened, an ever mobilizing, united and diversified protection force is under way to serve the "Yangtze River Protection" national strategy. HTSC will also give full play to its professional advantages, continue to consign itself to responsible investment and green finance, actively respond to current social ecological security and biodiversity protection concerns, and leverage more resources to contribute to a better future for harmonious coexistence between man and nature.

Background information:
Since 1999, WWF has been committed to the protection of fresh water in the Yangtze River Basin, and has carried out a great deal of work in the fields of species conservation, connectivity between rivers and lakes, wetland conservation and restoration, and environmental flow, with remarkable results. In 2018, HTSC launched the "One Yangtze River" project and joined hands with professional environmental protection NGOs to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the Yangtze River Basin, as well as to carry out biodiversity monitoring, community protection, garbage collection, public education and other work.


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日立、「知財功労賞」経済産業大臣表彰を初受賞

TOKYO, Jun 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 株式会社日立製作所(執行役社長兼CEO:東原 敏昭/以下、日立)は、このたび、経済産業省特許庁が主催する「知財功労賞」の経済産業大臣表彰を初めて受賞しました。「知財功労賞」は、経済産業省特許庁が、知的財産権制度の発展および普及・啓発に貢献した個人や、制度を有効に活用して円滑な運営・発展に貢献した企業に対して行っている表彰です。日立は今回、経済産業大臣表彰の「知的財産権制度活用優良企業」として、特許・意匠・商標などの分野のうち、特許分野での知財活動が評価されました。

日立としては、平成4年度「知財功労賞」において特許庁長官表彰を受賞して以来、28年ぶりの受賞です。今回は、その上位である経済産業大臣表彰において、初めて受賞しました。受賞理由は以下の通りです。

- 事業戦略の変化に合わせて知財権を活用する「競争知財戦略」に加え、知財をパートナー企業やお客さまとの関係強化(パートナーシップ促進)に活用する新たな「協創知財戦略」を確立し、この2本柱の知財戦略を事業戦略に組み込んで活動を進めていること。また、事業部門幹部などへの提言を含め活発な知財活動を推進していること。

- IPランドスケープ*1の浸透に先がけて、日立独自の「知財マスタプラン」を重要テーマごとに策定・実行するなど、事業戦略に合わせた活動を推進していること。これらの取り組みが、公益社団法人発明協会が主催する、全国発明表彰上位賞の3年連続受賞(うち最上位賞である恩賜発明賞の受賞2件*2)に大きく寄与していること。

- 知財部門としての投資家・アナリスト向けの発表を毎年実施して積極的に発信しており*3、SDGs・Society5.0を意識した社会課題解決に向けた知財のあり方の検討など、新たなチャレンジについても提言していること。

日立は、今後も知財を活用してお客さまの価値向上を牽引するグローバルリーダーになることをめざし、新たな知財活動にチャレンジしていきます。また、新型コロナウイルス感染症に伴う社会やお客さまの課題解決、新常態(ニューノーマル)を見据えた社会に貢献するため、公共性・緊急性の高い知財のオープン化(IP for society*4)や、知財活動を通じた新たなソリューション創出の加速、「知財マスタプラン」のさらなる進化などを検討し、実行していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2020/06/0605b.html

概要:日立製作所

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みらか・日立・東芝、新型コロナウイルス(SARS-CoV-2)抗原検査キット新工場の新設について

TOKYO, Jun 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - みらかホールディングス株式会社の連結子会社である富士レビオ株式会社(代表取締役社長:石川 剛生、本社:東京都新宿区、以下「富士レビオ」)は、6月4日開催の取締役会において、北海道旭川市に富士レビオの迅速診断キット「エスプライン(R)」シリーズの新たな生産拠点「富士レビオ 旭川工場(仮称)(以下、旭川工場)」を新設することを決議いたしました。また、旭川工場の新設に当たっては、株式会社東芝(代表執行役社長CEO:車谷 暢昭)およびグループ会社(以下「東芝グループ」)、株式会社日立製作所(執行役社長兼CEO:東原 敏昭)およびグループ会社(以下「日立グループ」)に参画いただき、早期の稼働を目指してまいります。

富士レビオは、新型コロナウイルス(SARS-CoV-2)抗原検査キットとして「エスプラインSARS-CoV-2」(以下、「本キット」)の製造販売承認を5月13日に取得し、既に臨床の現場でご使用いただいております。

しかしながら、新型コロナウイルス感染症の終息が見通せない中、検査体制のさらなる拡充が期待されており、本キットにおいても早急に生産能力を拡大することが求められています。旭川工場は、本キットの新たな生産拠点として2020年12月までの稼働開始を予定しており、既に生産を行っている富士レビオ 宇部工場とあわせて週40万テスト以上の生産体制を構築いたします。また、生産工場を2拠点とすることにより供給の安定化を図ります。

富士レビオ、日立グループ、東芝グループの3者は、旭川工場の短期間での稼働開始を目指し、基本的な事項について合意に至りました。本合意においては、日立グループは、製造設備の導入にあたって製造プロセスおよび製造設備構築のコンサルティングや付帯設備のエンジニアリング業務等を提供し、安定的かつ効率的な供給体制の構築に寄与いたします。また、東芝グループは、当初は東芝ホクト電子株式会社 旭川工場の建屋を含めた生産体制を提供するとともに、高信頼な医療関連部品の製造実績を生かし、本キットの安定的な生産を支えていきます。

みらかグループ、東芝グループ、日立グループは、期間を大幅に短縮した上で効率性の高い工場を新設することで新型コロナウイルス検査体制の早期拡充を実現し、感染拡大防止に貢献いたします。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2020/06/0605.html

概要:日立製作所

詳細は www.hitachi.co.jp をご参照ください。



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日立、人工呼吸器の3D作業手順書をクラウドサービスで無償提供開始、「組立ナビゲーションシステム」を活用

TOKYO, Jun 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 株式会社日立製作所(執行役社長兼CEO:東原 敏昭/以下、日立)は、このたび、新型コロナウイルスへの対応に不可欠な人工呼吸器の製造支援を目的に、日立の「組立ナビゲーションシステム」(以下、本システム)を活用した3D作業手順書を、クラウドサービスで無償提供*1します。

日立の「組立ナビゲーションシステム」は、設計工程で製作される完成品の3D CADの設計データから、現場作業者が直感的に理解しやすい3D作業手順書に自動で変換できるシステムです。今回、世界的なヘルスケア企業であるメドトロニック社 (本社:アイルランド)が無償公開した人工呼吸器の設計仕様(3D CADデータ)*2を、本システムに取り込み、組立工程ごとに自動で作業手順化して公開します。本日から1年間*3、クラウドサービス(SaaS形態)で提供し、パソコンやタブレットなどのWebブラウザから、容易に閲覧することが可能です。

今後、利用者間で意見交換を行う専用コミュニティを立ち上げ、作業手順などのノウハウを共有できるサービスの提供も予定しています。

日立の「組立ナビゲーションシステム」は、日立の大みか事業所(茨城県日立市)において確立した「高効率生産モデル」の技術・ノウハウを汎用化し、さまざまな製造現場における作業者の負荷軽減と生産性向上に向け、日立が注力するLumada*4ソリューションの一つとして2017年11月に製品化したものです。

一般に、設計者は3D CADデータをもとに製作図面を作成し、現場作業者がその図面に従って組立作業を行う必要があるものの、専門的な製作図面を読み解きながら組立作業を行うことは、生産現場において負担となっています。

本システムは、完成品の3D CADデータから設計・構造情報を取り込み、独自のアルゴリズムにより分解順序と分解動作の分析を行って、適正な組立順で3D作業手順書を自動生成します。1つの作業を1画面で、組立順に沿って簡潔に表示し、作業者が製作図面から組立の順番を読み解く手間を省くほか、画面に表示される各手順に従って効率的な組立作業を支援します。また、詳細に確認したい設計・構造は、回転や拡大・縮小して確認できるなど、直観的に理解しやすい作業手順を自動生成・提供します。

日立グループは、お客さま、パートナー、そして、グループ・グローバルに働く従業員とその家族をはじめとする、すべてのステークホルダーの皆さまの安全・健康を第一に考え、感染拡大防止に貢献していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2020/06/0605a.html

概要:日立製作所

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ソニービジネスソリューション、IoTブロックMESH(TM)を活用した小学校向けプログラミング教育ガイドブックの提供を開始

TOKYO, Jun 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - ソニービジネスソリューション株式会社(本社:東京都港区、代表取締役:古田了嗣、以下、ソニービジネスソリューション)は、IoTブロック「MESH(TM)(メッシュ)」を活用した、小学校理科におけるプログラミング教育ガイドブック『MESHではじめるプログラミング教育 実践DVDブック 小学校理科編』を、2020年6月25日(木)から提供します。本ガイドブックは、2019年5月に提供を開始した『MESHではじめる プログラミング教育 実践DVDブック 小学校編』の第二弾となるものです。

MESHは、人感センサーや温度センサーなどの機能ごとのブロックと、タブレット端末などを組み合わせながら「部屋に人が入ってきたら写真を撮影する」「気温の変化に応じて植木に水をやる」といった仕組みを手軽に作れるプログラミングツールです。スタートアップの創出と事業運営を支援する「Sony Startup Acceleration Program(ソニー・スタートアップ・アクセラレーション・プログラム)」を通じて、2015年より発売しています。

本ガイドブックでは、小学校の理科の授業でプログラミング教育を実施する教員向けに、「MESH」を活用した実践事例や授業のポイントなどをわかりやすく解説しています。「MESH」を活用した授業を初めて行う教員でもすぐに授業に取り入れられるよう、実際の授業の様子を収録したDVDと、DVDの内容やその他のプログラミング例、「MESH」活用のポイントなどを豊富な図表や板書例とともに解説したテキストで構成しています。

ガイドブック第二弾となる今回は、2020年4月から採択された小学校6年生理科の主要教科書に「MESH」が掲載されたことを受け、小学校理科の授業で活用できる実践事例を掲載しています。なお、当該教科書に掲載された単元(電気の利用)での実践事例に加えて、その他の単元での「MESH」の活用方法も豊富に掲載しており、プログラミング教育を無理なく授業に取り入れることができます。

本ガイドブックは、東北大学大学院情報科学研究科 堀田龍也教授および、信州大学学術研究院 教育学系 佐藤和紀助教の監修のもと、株式会社NHKエデュケーショナルが制作協力を行っています。ガイドブック第一弾や、「MESH」を活用した授業を通じて寄せられた専門家や現場の声を反映し、より、授業に取り入れやすい内容としました。また、ガイドブックの提供開始に合わせ、「MESH」公式サイトのコンテンツ拡充も行います。ガイドブックに掲載された事例のPDFや、「MESH」活用のアイデアなどを順次公開していきます。

「MESH」公式サイトURL:https://meshprj.com

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.sonybsc.com/press/2020/20200605.html

概要:ソニー

詳細は www.sony.co.jp をご覧ください。



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三菱自動車、プラグインハイブリッドEV『アウトランダーPHEV』の特別仕様車「BLACK Edition」を発売

TOKYO, Jun 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱自動車工業株式会社(本社:東京都港区、代表執行役CEO:加藤 隆雄、以下三菱自動車)は、プラグインハイブリッドEV『アウトランダーPHEV』に、内外装にブラックをアクセントカラーとして配した上質でスポーティな特別仕様車「BLACK Edition」を設定し、全国の系列販売会社を通じて6月4日(木)より販売を開始します。メーカー希望小売価格は、4,413,200円(消費税10%込)。

1. 商品特長
(1)要所にブラックをアクセントカラーとして配した、上質でスポーティなエクステリアとインテリア。
(2)ビルシュタイン社製の高性能ショックアブソーバーを採用し、優れた操縦安定性と上質な乗り心地を実現。

2. 商品概要
(1)エクステリア
- フロントグリルをブラックメッキ、前後スキッドプレートはブラックマイカ、フロントフォグランプベゼルにはピアノブラックを採用することで、スポーティで精悍な表情とし、ブラック塗装の18インチアルミホイールを採用して足元を引き締めました。
- ボディカラーは、2トーンカラーのチタニウムグレーメタリック/ブラックマイカ*1、レッドダイヤモンド/ブラックマイカ*2、ホワイトパール/ブラックマイカ*3の3種類を設定。ルーフ部をブラックマイカ塗装とすることで、低重心なイメージとしてスポーティさを際立たせました。また、モノトーンカラーはブラックマイカを設定し、合計4種類のカラー展開としました。

(2)インテリア
- ヘッドライニングと各種トリムをブラックで統一し、スポーティなドライビング空間としました。
- 本革巻ステアリングホイール、前後コンビネーションシート*4、メーターフードなどのステッチをレッドとしたほか、ピアノブラックのセレクターレバー、ブラックカーボン調のドアトリムオーナメント、アルミペダルをアクセル及びブレーキに採用し、スポーティさを高めています。

(3)機能装備
- 優れた操縦性と上質な乗り心地を実現するビルシュタイン社製の高性能ショックアブソーバー*5を採用しました。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/jp/newsrelease/2020/detail5439.html

概要:三菱自動車工業株式会社

三菱自動車の企業コミュニケーションワード「Drive@earth」
地球を走る。地球と生きる。三菱自動車。

人とクルマ、社会とクルマ、地球とクルマの新しい時代を拓くために。いま、三菱自動車は挑戦を始めています。走行中のCO2排出ゼロ。地球温暖化防止に貢献する新世代電気自動車、i MiEV(アイミーブ)の世界投入。軽自動車で培った技術を存分に活用、燃費性能にすぐれたグローバル・スモールの提案。世界の環境基準をクリアしながら、走りの楽しさにあふれた三菱ならではの小型SUVの開発。さらに、新ディーゼルエンジンによるラリー参戦を通じて、走りと環境を両立する、新次元のクルマづくりを追求してゆきます。

私たちは信じています。私たちのクルマへの熱い想いと技術が、新しいクルマの価値をつくることを。ドライブ・アット・アース。走る歓びが永遠であるように。クルマが地球と共生できるように。

詳細はこちらからご覧ください。 www.mitsubishi-motors.co.jp



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JCB Enables Cross-Border QR-Code Payments with FIS

TOKYO, Jun 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - FIS(TM) (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, today announced that an international payment scheme, JCB, has selected FIS' Payments One switching and acquiring services[1] to enable cross-border QR-code payments.

As consumers seek greater speed and convenience in their payment transactions, merchants are increasingly adopting QR codes and other digital payment types. The Worldpay from FIS 2020 Global Payments Report found that digital wallets now account for 58 percent of regional eCommerce purchases and are expected to reach almost 70 percent by 2023. Digital wallets also now surpass cash at the point-of-sale, accounting for 36 percent of in-store sales in 2019.

JCB, a leading international payment scheme based in Japan, was looking for a technology provider to help it drive acceptance of QR payments among consumers as part of its quest to be the preferred card brand. JCB chose FIS because of its global footprint, deep network of local acquiring licenses, and for the advanced capabilities of FIS' Payments One switching and acquiring services platform.

The FIS Payments One switching and acquiring services platform is customizable across a range of device and payment types. With this new payment method integrated into the platform, FIS partner banks can quickly and easily enable JCB QR Code Payment for their client base.

JCB plans to first use the Payments One switching and acquiring services platform to handle QR payments between Vietnam and Thailand, with plans to roll out across the APAC region.

"Improving the customer experience across the market is our number one goal," said Kenta Seya, Executive Vice President, Global Network Implementation Department at JCB Co., Ltd. "By creating a cross-border solution, we look forward to creating a more consistent experience for JCB card members as they travel, allowing them to pay using their preferred method, no matter where they go. Working with FIS will give us the broad reach to their partner banks globally to achieve the goal."

"By integrating QR payments for JCB cardholders through our Payments One switching and acquiring services platform, our partner banks will now have a way to deliver QR-based payments faster than before," said Mahesh Ramamoorthy, Managing Director, Banking Solutions, FIS.

Worldpay from FIS has been supporting JCB's merchant acquiring business internationally since the 1990s. In last December, FIS and JCB enabled card acceptance for Worldpay from FIS merchants in Japan, and this announcement further extends the companies' partnership.

[1] FIS' Payments One switching and acquiring services platform is a highly scalable payment processing solution for credit, debit, multicurrency prepaid, virtual card, digital wallets, loyalty programs and other value-added services.

About FIS

FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Our more than 55,000 people are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests by applying our scale, deep expertise and data-driven insights. We help our clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and deliver superior experiences for their customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS is a Fortune 500(R) company and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500(R) Index. To learn more, visit www.fisglobal.com. Follow FIS on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@FISGlobal).

About JCB

JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 34 million merchants as well as cash advance locations around the world. JCB cards are now issued in 24 countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

Contact
for FIS
Kim Snider, +1 904.438.6278
Senior Vice President
FIS Global Marketing and Communications
kim.snider@fisglobal.com

for JCB Co., Ltd.
Kumiko Kida
Corporate Communications
Phone: +81-3-5778-8353
Email: jcb-pr@jcb.co.jp

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Bityard Exchange Garners Global Attention since its April Launch

SINGAPORE, Jun 4, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Bityard, a world leading digital contract exchange, has garnered widespread attention from industry insiders and experts since its launch in April 2020. Headquartered in Singapore, Bityard aims to provide safe, easy, and fast crypto asset trading services to its customers in more than 150 countries.








Several industry experts have published article guides after experiencing Bityard's simple and intuitive trading process. The following is a quick guide which explains how to create an Account, how to Buy and Sell, and how to Mine at Bityard.

Creating an Account on the Bityard Website

Creating an account and starting to trade at Bityard is easy. Navigate to https://bityard.com/ and click 'Get Started'. One will be navigated to the registration page where we can register with email or a mobile number (whichever suits). Enter your email for example, the verification code which is sent to the email entered, choose a password, and press Register.

It's that simple to create an account at Bityard! After successfully creating an account, users will be navigated to the Dashboard. We will explore the Dashboard in the Buy and Sell part of this guide.

Deposits and Withdrawals at the Bityard Website

First we need to deposit cryptocurrency to start trading. Press the Deposit Now button located at right bottom of the Dashboard and get a page like this: [ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006031.jpg ]
Bityard accepts deposits in USDT, BTC, ETH TRX, XRP, and HT. Users can choose whichever suits; today, we are depositing 100 USDT.

To Deposit USDT to the account, scan the QR code and send 100 USDT to the generated address. Or one simply copies the Deposit Address (shown above). Every account has a unique QR code and Deposit address. Funds sent to this addresses will be automatically added to the account. After a successful deposit, we can see the balance at bottom of the Dashboard.

To Withdraw money is as easy as depositing money. To withdraw funds, first click on Deposit Now (located on bottom right of the Dashboard) and then Withdraw. One will be navigated to the following webpage:
[ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006032.jpg ]

One can withdraw USDT to OMNI, ERC20, and TRC20 addresses. To start the withdrawal process, select the Chain name (we selected ERC20), amount to withdraw (90 USDT), withdrawal address (we provided a ERC20 address), account password and code that will be sent to your email address. After filling all this in, press the Confirm button.

There are a few things to note while withdrawing is that the minimum withdrawal amount is 50 USDT while the maximum is 100000 USDT. Make sure to enter the correct withdrawal address, users can't cover the coin in case they type wrong withdrawal address. This is all about withdrawing funds to the wallet.

Trading at Bityard - with 0.05% Transaction Fees

Users can trade the following cryptocurrencies at Bityard : BCH, BTC, DASH, EOS, ETS, ETH, LINK, LTC, RX and XRP. We will demonstrate the process of trading by buying 1 DASH. First, on the left Dashboard panel, select DASH (shown by the red rectangle in the snapshot below).

Next, we move to the right panel and using '+' or '-' adjust the amount. Since we are buying 1 DASH, we select 73.59 USDT. We can also leverage from 10X to 100X. Note that the more leverage we take, the greater the fees to pay. Do do not forget transaction fees are as low as 0.05%.

Once we enter the Amount and the values for Take Profit (TP) or Stop Loss (SL), Profit and Loss are calculated automatically. Read all these values carefully and press the Buy button to confirm the buying order:
[ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006033.jpg ]

When the Buy button is pressed, a confirmation message will be prompted. After confirming that message, the Buy order details are seen at the bottom of the dashboard.

Selling at Bityard - also very simple

For this demonstration, we sold DASH. To start selling, move to left panel of the Dashboard and select DASH (as with Buying). Next from right panel of the Dashboard, select Sell and using + - adjust the amount of DASH. The procedure is very much similar to Buying. Also, do not forget transaction fees as low as 0.05%.

After going through this guide, users might have noticed that from creating an account to trading and mining, everything is super easy at Bityard. Users don't need to be an expert to use this platform. Bityard is designed to handle 1 million transactions per second, so speed won't be affected by an increase in the number of users.

This ease of use and super speed doesn't come at the cost of compromise on security. There is a 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), multiple offline signatures and cold Storage of assets, to make sure all the assets are safe. Make a wise decision now by joining the next generation contract exchange platform and book the future profit.

Rafael Zhou, bd@bityard.com, https://www.bityard.com.

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source http://www.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/59394/

WARC Awards 2020 - Effective Use of Brand Purpose winners announced

LONDON, Jun 4, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Campaigns for global brands including Airbnb, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Finish, Harpic and L'Oreal, as well as local brands such as Hungarian Telekom, Maxis in Malaysia and The Times of India, are among the winners in the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category of the WARC Awards, a global search for next-generation marketing effectiveness.




Ivan Pollard, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills


Grand Prix for The Country Pub Project, Airbnb


16 campaigns from around the world - one Grand Prix, four Golds, six Silvers and five Bronzes - have won in the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category, rewarding marketing initiatives that have successfully embraced a brand purpose and achieved commercial success as well as a benefit for a wider community.

Airbnb Creative, APAC, has won the Grand Prix for The Country Pub Project. In Australia, Airbnb regained its position as the most popular booking site by creating a project to support rural communities by boosting the country pub, a gathering point for struggling country towns. The campaign used a combination of public policy, paid media, earned media and owned channels in a three-stage strategy to reach more than 15 million people, achieve over 30m video views, and drive increased brand favourability and awareness.

Three special awards have also been given in specific areas of excellence:

- Evaluation Award, for a brand purpose strategy that has gone the extra mile in measuring both commercial and societal impact, has been awarded to FCB India for The Times of India's Out & Proud - India Comes Out of the Closet campaign. The newspaper sparked a nationwide movement to normalise LGBTQ with a special Out and Proud classifieds section.

- Employee Engagement Award, rewarding a purpose-led strategy that is consistent both inside and outside an organisation, has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for The Gift of Mom campaign for children's retailer Babyshop, which increased brand affinity through a multi-channel Mother's Day initiative centred around breast cancer in the United Arab Emirates.

- Sustainability Award, for a brand that has replaced a strategy or business practice with a more sustainable alternative and can prove that it has contributed to long-term brand health, has been awarded to Santa Clara for Native Bees, a campaign for Brazilian craft beer brand Cervejeria Colorado, which highlighted the problem of bee extinction to publicise its production chain and brand values.

An eminent jury of 18 agency- and client-side industry professionals, selected the following full list of winners:

Grand Prix:

- The Country Pub Project - Airbnb - Airbnb Creative, APAC - Australia

Gold:

- Out & Proud - India Comes Out of the Closet - The Times of India - Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd - FCB India - India + Evaluation Award
-The Gift of Mom - Babyshop - Landmark Group - FP7 McCann Dubai - United Arab Emirates + Employee Engagement Award
- The Uncovered - Ahmini - Tunisie Telecom - J. Walter Thompson Tunis - Tunisia
- As far as we go - Almosafer - Seera Group - FP7 McCann Dubai - Saudi Arabia

Silver:

- Native Bees - Colorado's Appia - AMBEV - Santa Clara - Brazil + Sustainability Award
- Job-Hunting in Sneakers - Band-Aid - Johnson & Johnson - BBDO Japan - Japan
- #FinishWaterWaste - Finish - Reckitt Benckiser - DEC PR - Australia
- Senior Gamer Club - Hungarian Telekom - Deutsche Telekom - Uniomedia - Hungary
- Abtal El Shawarea' (The Stars on the Streets) - Clear - Unilever - FP7 McCann Cairo - Egypt
- The Ramadan campaign that didn't launch in Ramadan - Jawwy - STC - FP7 McCann Dubai, FP7 McCann Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Bronze:

- Meet Me Halfway - SK-II - Procter & Gamble - Forsman & Bodenfors Singapore, Verizon Media - China, United States, United Kingdom
- Glass and a half in everyone - Cadbury Dairy Milk - Mondelez International - Ogilvy Malaysia - Indonesia
- The Non-Issue - L'Oreal Paris - L'Oreal Group - McCann London, McCann Paris - United Kingdom
- Overcoming India's Toilet Divide - Harpic - Reckitt Benckiser - McCann Worldgroup India - India
- The Unheard Prayer - Maxis - Leo Burnett - Malaysia

Commenting on the winners, jury chair, Ivan Pollard, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills, said: "As you can see from these powerful case studies, purpose is not just the right thing to do, it is the best thing to do for business. Those brands that really do act purposefully and not just talk about it will prosper - not by chance but on purpose."

View on www.warc.com/WarcAwards.prize?tab=purpose the winning case studies in the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category alongside the winners of the Effective Innovation category.

The winners of the remaining categories - Effective Content Strategy and Effective Social Strategy - will be announced shortly. The Grands Prix and Special Awards winners across the four categories of the WARC Awards share a $40,000 prize fund.

More information on the WARC Awards is available on www.warc.com/warcawards.prize?tab=about

About WARC

- advertising evidence, insights and best practice

WARC provides the latest evidence, expertise and guidance to make marketers more effective. WARC's mission is to save the world from ineffective marketing.

WARC's clients include the world's largest brands, advertising and media agencies, media owners, research companies and universities. They rely on WARC for rigorous, unbiased information and advice on almost any advertising and marketing issue, which WARC delivers via best practice guides, case studies, research papers, special reports and advertising trend data, as well as via webinars, awards, events and advisory services.

WARC collaborates with more than 50 respected industry organisations globally including: The Advertising Research Foundation, Cannes Lions, Effie Worldwide, Association of National Advertisers, ESOMAR, 4A's, IPA and DMA.

WARC was founded in 1985, and has offices in the UK, US and Singapore. In July 2018, WARC became part of Ascential plc, the global specialist information company.

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エーザイ、ブレインパフォーマンス(脳の健康度)のセルフチェックツール「のう KNOW(TM)」を美容室に展開

TOKYO, Jun 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - エーザイ株式会社(本社:東京都、代表執行役 CEO:内藤晴夫)は、このたび、当社が日本で発売しているブレインパフォーマンス(脳の健康度)をセルフチェックするためのデジタルツールである「のう KNOW(TM)」(読み:ノウノウ、非医療機器)が、株式会社ユーフォリオ(本社:東京都、代表取締役:大久保誠二、以下 ユーフォリオ)の運営する定額会員制美容室 Attina(読み:アティーナ)において展開されることをお知らせします。

近年、様々な研究において、定期的な運動やバランスの良い食事などの生活習慣を見直すことにより、脳の健康度低下のリスクを減らすことができる可能性が示されていますが、当社の調査によれば、正しい予防行動を理解している方や認知機能をチェックしている方は少なく、それらの習慣化に向けて大きな溝(キャズム)が存在しています。

当社は、キャズムの解消に向けて、「のう KNOW」を通じてブレインパフォーマンスの維持・向上に向けたセルフチェックと予防行動の習慣化に取り組んでおり、定期的なブレインパフォーマンスチェックが可能な場を幅広く構築したいと考えています。働き盛りの世代から、「のう KNOW」を用いてブレインパフォーマンスを定期的にセルフチェックすることにより、生活習慣の見直しや予防行動、周囲の方や医療従事者への相談などを行うきっかけとなることが期待されます。当社は、顧客との信頼関係に基づくチェック後のフォローが可能で定期的な来店が見込める美容室を「のう KNOW」による定期的なブレインパフォーマンスチェックの大変有効な場(健康拠点)の一つとして考えています。

ユーフォリオ代表取締役の大久保誠二氏は、「私たちの経営理念である「美容を通して人がイキイキする」を実現するためには「美と健康」が必須であると考えています。今回、エーザイが日々取り組んでいる、国民の健康寿命を伸ばす取り組みに共感して、一緒に「美容室の健康拠点化」の実現に取り組むことになりました。ブレインパフォーマンスチェックを美容室で行うことで、多くの方の健康寿命をのばし、美容のみならず、健康も手に入れる場所として新しい時代の美容室を確立することをめざします。」と述べています。

当社は、「美容室の健康拠点化」のコンセプトに基づき、美容室を「のう KNOW」による定期的なブレインパフォーマンスチェックの場として提案していくほか、自治体や企業による健康診断や介護施設、フィットネスクラブをはじめとする幅広い場に「のう KNOW」の展開を進め、日常生活におけるブレインパフォーマンスチェックの習慣化をはかります。

当社は、日常生活から医療までをつなぐ認知症エコシステムを構築し、社会を変えるイノベーションの実現をめざします。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.eisai.co.jp/news/2020/pdf/news202026pdf.pdf

概要:エーザイ株式会社

詳細は www.eisai.co.jp をご覧ください。



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NECの子会社ネットクラッカー社がデジタルトランスフォーメーションを実現するBSS/OSS総合ソリューションの最新版「Netcracker 2020」発表

TOKYO, Jun 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - NECの子会社Netcracker Technology(ネットクラッカー)は、あらゆる通信事業者のDX(デジタルトランスフォーメーション)を実現するBSS/OSS統合ソリューションの最新版「Netcracker 2020」を発表しました。

TM Forumをはじめとする各種関連業界標準に準拠した「Netcracker 2020」は、カスタマーエンゲージメントシステム(Customer Engagement)、ビジネス支援システム(Digital BSS)、運用支援システム(Digital OSS)で構成されております。豊富な導入実績に基づくブループリント手法での要件定義/設計工程の短縮、Agile/DevOpsをベースとする短いサイクルでの機能リリース、クラウド環境での運用により、デジタルトランスフォーメーションを早期に実現します。またクラウドネイティブな「Netcracker 2020」はマルチクラウド環境で運用できるように設計されており、オンプレミスクラウド上と同等にパブリッククラウド上においても高可用性、高信頼性、拡張性を実現することが可能です。

近年、多様なパートナーとの新しい連携サービスが拡大しており、他のサービス事業者を含む、新しいパートナーとの新サービスをスモール・スタートで始め、ビジネスを大きく成長していくクイック・ウィンの実行が重要とされており、その実現のためにはあらゆるレベルでの完全な自動化が必要になります。オープン5Gネットワークにおける新しい運用モデルを適用することで、ネットワークの各ドメイン毎や、エッジクラウドアプリケーションを含むマルチドメイン環境においても、運用の高度化と自動化を実現します。

最新のセキュリティ・フレームワークとAIを活用した顧客ニーズ予測も「Netcracker 2020」に含まれております。セキュリティ・フレームワークは、システム全体に業界最高レベルのセキュリティとプライバシー保護を提供するように設計されています。またAIを活用した顧客ニーズ予測によりお客様に最適なサービスを提案することが可能で新たな顧客エンゲージメントを実現します。

「Netcracker 2020」は、5GやIoT、B2B2Xでの新しいマーケットへの参入を容易にし、より豊富なサービス提供と収益拡大に貢献するソリューションです。NECはこれらのサービス提供によりお客様のDX実現に貢献することで新たな社会価値を創造していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://jpn.nec.com/press/202006/20200604_01.html

概要:日本電気株式会社(NEC)

詳細は www.nec.co.jp をご覧ください。



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Bityard Exchange Garners Global Attention since its April Launch

SINGAPORE, Jun 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Bityard, a world leading digital contract exchange, has garnered widespread attention from industry insiders and experts since its launch in April 2020. Headquartered in Singapore, Bityard aims to provide safe, easy, and fast crypto asset trading services to its customers in more than 150 countries.

Several industry experts have published article guides after experiencing Bityard's simple and intuitive trading process. The following is a quick guide which explains how to create an Account, how to Buy and Sell, and how to Mine at Bityard.

Creating an Account on the Bityard Website

Creating an account and starting to trade at Bityard is easy. Navigate to https://bityard.com/ and click 'Get Started'. One will be navigated to the registration page where we can register with email or a mobile number (whichever suits). Enter your email for example, the verification code which is sent to the email entered, choose a password, and press Register.

It's that simple to create an account at Bityard! After successfully creating an account, users will be navigated to the Dashboard. We will explore the Dashboard in the Buy and Sell part of this guide.

Deposits and Withdrawals at the Bityard Website

First we need to deposit cryptocurrency to start trading. Press the Deposit Now button located at right bottom of the Dashboard and get a page like this: [ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006031.jpg ]
Bityard accepts deposits in USDT, BTC, ETH TRX, XRP, and HT. Users can choose whichever suits; today, we are depositing 100 USDT.

To Deposit USDT to the account, scan the QR code and send 100 USDT to the generated address. Or one simply copies the Deposit Address (shown above). Every account has a unique QR code and Deposit address. Funds sent to this addresses will be automatically added to the account. After a successful deposit, we can see the balance at bottom of the Dashboard.

To Withdraw money is as easy as depositing money. To withdraw funds, first click on Deposit Now (located on bottom right of the Dashboard) and then Withdraw. One will be navigated to the following webpage:
[ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006032.jpg ]

One can withdraw USDT to OMNI, ERC20, and TRC20 addresses. To start the withdrawal process, select the Chain name (we selected ERC20), amount to withdraw (90 USDT), withdrawal address (we provided a ERC20 address), account password and code that will be sent to your email address. After filling all this in, press the Confirm button.

There are a few things to note while withdrawing is that the minimum withdrawal amount is 50 USDT while the maximum is 100000 USDT. Make sure to enter the correct withdrawal address, users can't cover the coin in case they type wrong withdrawal address. This is all about withdrawing funds to the wallet.

Trading at Bityard - with 0.05% Transaction Fees

Users can trade the following cryptocurrencies at Bityard : BCH, BTC, DASH, EOS, ETS, ETH, LINK, LTC, RX and XRP. We will demonstrate the process of trading by buying 1 DASH. First, on the left Dashboard panel, select DASH (shown by the red rectangle in the snapshot below).

Next, we move to the right panel and using '+' or '-' adjust the amount. Since we are buying 1 DASH, we select 73.59 USDT. We can also leverage from 10X to 100X. Note that the more leverage we take, the greater the fees to pay. Do do not forget transaction fees are as low as 0.05%.

Once we enter the Amount and the values for Take Profit (TP) or Stop Loss (SL), Profit and Loss are calculated automatically. Read all these values carefully and press the Buy button to confirm the buying order:
[ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006033.jpg ]

When the Buy button is pressed, a confirmation message will be prompted. After confirming that message, the Buy order details are seen at the bottom of the dashboard.

Selling at Bityard - also very simple

For this demonstration, we sold DASH. To start selling, move to left panel of the Dashboard and select DASH (as with Buying). Next from right panel of the Dashboard, select Sell and using + - adjust the amount of DASH. The procedure is very much similar to Buying. Also, do not forget transaction fees as low as 0.05%.

After going through this guide, users might have noticed that from creating an account to trading and mining, everything is super easy at Bityard. Users don't need to be an expert to use this platform. Bityard is designed to handle 1 million transactions per second, so speed won't be affected by an increase in the number of users.

This ease of use and super speed doesn't come at the cost of compromise on security. There is a 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), multiple offline signatures and cold Storage of assets, to make sure all the assets are safe. Make a wise decision now by joining the next generation contract exchange platform and book the future profit.

Rafael Zhou, bd@bityard.com, https://www.bityard.com.



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Bityard Exchange Garners Global Attention since its April Launch

SINGAPORE, Jun 4, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Bityard, a world leading digital contract exchange, has garnered widespread attention from industry insiders and experts since its launch in April 2020. Headquartered in Singapore, Bityard aims to provide safe, easy, and fast crypto asset trading services to its customers in more than 150 countries.








Several industry experts have published article guides after experiencing Bityard's simple and intuitive trading process. The following is a quick guide which explains how to create an Account, how to Buy and Sell, and how to Mine at Bityard.

Creating an Account on the Bityard Website

Creating an account and starting to trade at Bityard is easy. Navigate to https://bityard.com/ and click 'Get Started'. One will be navigated to the registration page where we can register with email or a mobile number (whichever suits). Enter your email for example, the verification code which is sent to the email entered, choose a password, and press Register.

It's that simple to create an account at Bityard! After successfully creating an account, users will be navigated to the Dashboard. We will explore the Dashboard in the Buy and Sell part of this guide.

Deposits and Withdrawals at the Bityard Website

First we need to deposit cryptocurrency to start trading. Press the Deposit Now button located at right bottom of the Dashboard and get a page like this: [ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006031.jpg ]
Bityard accepts deposits in USDT, BTC, ETH TRX, XRP, and HT. Users can choose whichever suits; today, we are depositing 100 USDT.

To Deposit USDT to the account, scan the QR code and send 100 USDT to the generated address. Or one simply copies the Deposit Address (shown above). Every account has a unique QR code and Deposit address. Funds sent to this addresses will be automatically added to the account. After a successful deposit, we can see the balance at bottom of the Dashboard.

To Withdraw money is as easy as depositing money. To withdraw funds, first click on Deposit Now (located on bottom right of the Dashboard) and then Withdraw. One will be navigated to the following webpage:
[ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006032.jpg ]

One can withdraw USDT to OMNI, ERC20, and TRC20 addresses. To start the withdrawal process, select the Chain name (we selected ERC20), amount to withdraw (90 USDT), withdrawal address (we provided a ERC20 address), account password and code that will be sent to your email address. After filling all this in, press the Confirm button.

There are a few things to note while withdrawing is that the minimum withdrawal amount is 50 USDT while the maximum is 100000 USDT. Make sure to enter the correct withdrawal address, users can't cover the coin in case they type wrong withdrawal address. This is all about withdrawing funds to the wallet.

Trading at Bityard - with 0.05% Transaction Fees

Users can trade the following cryptocurrencies at Bityard : BCH, BTC, DASH, EOS, ETS, ETH, LINK, LTC, RX and XRP. We will demonstrate the process of trading by buying 1 DASH. First, on the left Dashboard panel, select DASH (shown by the red rectangle in the snapshot below).

Next, we move to the right panel and using '+' or '-' adjust the amount. Since we are buying 1 DASH, we select 73.59 USDT. We can also leverage from 10X to 100X. Note that the more leverage we take, the greater the fees to pay. Do do not forget transaction fees are as low as 0.05%.

Once we enter the Amount and the values for Take Profit (TP) or Stop Loss (SL), Profit and Loss are calculated automatically. Read all these values carefully and press the Buy button to confirm the buying order:
[ http://acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_Bityard2006033.jpg ]

When the Buy button is pressed, a confirmation message will be prompted. After confirming that message, the Buy order details are seen at the bottom of the dashboard.

Selling at Bityard - also very simple

For this demonstration, we sold DASH. To start selling, move to left panel of the Dashboard and select DASH (as with Buying). Next from right panel of the Dashboard, select Sell and using + - adjust the amount of DASH. The procedure is very much similar to Buying. Also, do not forget transaction fees as low as 0.05%.

After going through this guide, users might have noticed that from creating an account to trading and mining, everything is super easy at Bityard. Users don't need to be an expert to use this platform. Bityard is designed to handle 1 million transactions per second, so speed won't be affected by an increase in the number of users.

This ease of use and super speed doesn't come at the cost of compromise on security. There is a 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), multiple offline signatures and cold Storage of assets, to make sure all the assets are safe. Make a wise decision now by joining the next generation contract exchange platform and book the future profit.

Rafael Zhou, bd@bityard.com, https://www.bityard.com.


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source http://www.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/59381/

Transforming the SMART GRID with Fibocom 5G Modules

SHENZHEN, CHINA, Jun 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fibocom (SHE: 300638), a leading provider of cellular embedded wireless module solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced in April that its two 5G supported IoT modules, FM150(W) and FG150(W), had completed the first successful data call using an end-to-end data transmission service under a Chinese Standalone (SA) Structured 5G network. Download speeds skyrocketed, exceeding more than 2.5Gpbs under the ENDC mode.

5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for cellular networks. Its objective is to support three generic services with vastly heterogeneous requirements: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine-type communications (mMTC), and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (uRLLC). These capabilities make future scenarios more flexible, reliable, and secure when providing diverse services in the intended usage scenarios.

Both the Fibocom 5G modules FM150(W) and FG150(W) support 5G standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) network architectures, provide an integrated multi-network compatibility with 5G Sub 6 and millimeter-wave bands and work both with LTE and WCDMA standards. This gives customers an edge in harnessing the full power of 5G networks' faster data transmission, vast network capacity, and ultra-reliable low latency.

The applications of Fibocom's 5G smart modules bring efficient cost-effective advantages to a vast number of industries. In this paper, we will look at the application of these 5G modules in the utility industry, specifically in smart grids.

5G Network Slicing Meets the Needs of Smart Grid Effectively

The term "Grid" refers to an "Electric Grid" fundamentally describing the complete network which includes transmission lines, transformers, distribution substation and all accessories that are used for delivery of electricity from generation plants to home and commercial scale. These services require a flexible and orchestrated network, high reliability, and millisecond ultra-low latency for its diverse needs.

Smart grid systems have provided the possibility of enabling two-way communication between electricity consumers and the distributor, thereby allowing distributors to manage and effectively handle electricity distribution. One of the primary reason technologies like smart grids are in place is because of the capabilities of 5G Network Slicing. 5G accommodates the connectivity requirements of multiple end-points and delivers flexibility at a low cost.

In the era of 5G, heterogeneous services are allowed to coexist within the same network architecture utilizing network slicing. Network slicing allocates network computing, storage, and communication resources among the active services intending to guarantee their isolation and given performance levels. This strengthens the security, reliability, and control over the network by creating slices within the network.

5G IoT Modules Empowering Smart Grid Applications

Production and control scenarios include intelligent distributed power, distribution automation, precise load control, distributed power control, supervisory monitoring, and fault localization. These scenarios aim to address power distribution network requirements, including ultra-low latency (15ms), ultra-reliable communication (99.999% reliability), and high-security isolation.

Management and information scenarios include low-voltage power consumption information collection and smart grid video applications. Networks are required to meet 100 ms latency, 99.9999% reliability, and 4-100 Mbit/s bandwidth requirements, as well as thousands of connections per square kilometer.

Line Differential Protection

Future smart grids will look profoundly different from the power grids used today. The increased number of renewables, like solar panels, will increase the need for cost-efficient, reliable communication to ensure the correct operation of the grid. Using a 5G macro network in line differential protection can be handled with wireless ultra-reliable low latency communication. The protection service can be delivered on the same band handling Mobile Broadband traffic. Fibocom 5G modules embedded in the DTU can monitor the power line transmission status in real-time, anywhere, without using local wired deployment, thus lowering the costs of network deployments.

UAV Inspection

UAV inspection is an innovative and safe way for the assessment of transmission towers and power lines, eliminating human risk. UAV inspections are mainly for maintenance with drone cameras and robots to access dangerous areas. With 5G's high speed and network capacity, Fibocom's FM150(W) and FG150(W) enable data transmission of high-quality resolution (4K/8K) videos which require high bandwidth requirements of over 100Mbps. These devices transmit a crystal-clear view of the maintenance area, making it easier to identify problems in emergency repair scenarios, reducing labor costs, and grid downtime.

Advanced Metering

Automatic meter reading is adapted into smart meters, which leads to applications such as dynamic load management, time of day rates, and net metering to name a few. It has also fueled many behind-the-meter applications such as customer-owned renewables through advanced metering.

Power companies, consumers, and first responders will gain real-time wireless control with 5G-enabled AMI networks, and a variety of sensors monitoring variables including electricity quality, temperature, pressure, rate of consumption, and more. These sensors send readouts directly to utility companies, where data is analyzed and reformatted into diagnostics that help users better understand their averages and monthly use comparisons. This usage information benefits users to improve their energy efficiency and costs. With 5G speeds and access already reaching the consumer market on a limited basis, we will see better performance, faster power reconnection after outages, and more cost-effective measures across AMI-equipped homes and facilities.

5G low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity facilitates this need with a longer battery life of devices using 5G enabled modules and expanded geographic coverage for connected devices. Advanced metering will reach its intended potential with the full rollout of 5G with the ability to have multiple end-point connections with 99.9% reliability.

AI and Power Prediction

A smart grid can help utilities conserve energy, reduce costs and carbon emissions, increase reliability and transparency, and make processes more efficient. By combining the current generation of these smart grid cutting-edge technologies with AI, it is possible to automatically adapt to changing conditions so prevalent and modify the grid as needed to improve efficiency. AI will ensure that smart grids are more user friendly by analyzing grid data, scenario and routine learning, and take action without any form of human intervention. 5G will support AI's high bandwidth and low latency requirements to improve power prediction patterns, energy production, and forecast usage more efficiently. Fibocom's 5G modules will aid in the transmission of the data required for AI to be functional in real-time.

Conclusion

Network slicing can create a customized industry-specific network for the power industry to better meet the security, reliability, and flexibility needs of smart grid services. 5G slicing technology can give priority to ensuring high-priority power services, and when necessary, through flexible slicing resource allocation to meet the needs of emergency security services. Fibocom's FM150(W) and FG150(W) 5G modules will enable the next leap in smart grids, reducing labor, costs, fossil fuel usage, and saving time. Eventually, leading to a sustainable greener environment.

About Fibocom Wireless Inc.
Founded in 1999, Fibocom is the first wireless communication module and Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider listed in China (Stock Code: 300638). Headquartered in Shenzhen, with R&D center in both Shenzhen and Xi'an, Fibocom is located globally in North America, Europe, India, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, serving customers over 100+ countries.

Fibocom's main product lines include 5G, LTE, SoC, NB-IoT/eMTC, HSPA+, and GSM/GPRS wireless modules, empowering customers from industries of consumer electronics, wireless payment, metering, security surveillance, and connected cars, etc. With Perfect Wireless Connection as our DNA, Fibocom is envisioned to improve smart life and make the all-connected world within reach. Visit www.fibocom.com.

Media Contact:
Ellie Yuan
info@fibocom.com
+86 755-26733555
www.fibocom.com



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Transforming the SMART GRID with Fibocom 5G Modules

SHENZHEN, CHINA, Jun 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Fibocom (SHE: 300638), a leading provider of cellular embedded wireless module solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced in April that its two 5G supported IoT modules, FM150(W) and FG150(W), had completed the first successful data call using an end-to-end data transmission service under a Chinese Standalone (SA) Structured 5G network. Download speeds skyrocketed, exceeding more than 2.5Gpbs under the ENDC mode.


How do these 5G modules work so fast?


5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for cellular networks. Its objective is to support three generic services with vastly heterogeneous requirements: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine-type communications (mMTC), and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (uRLLC). These capabilities make future scenarios more flexible, reliable, and secure when providing diverse services in the intended usage scenarios.

Both the Fibocom 5G modules FM150(W) and FG150(W) support 5G standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) network architectures, provide an integrated multi-network compatibility with 5G Sub 6 and millimeter-wave bands and work both with LTE and WCDMA standards. This gives customers an edge in harnessing the full power of 5G networks' faster data transmission, vast network capacity, and ultra-reliable low latency.

The applications of Fibocom's 5G smart modules bring efficient cost-effective advantages to a vast number of industries. In this paper, we will look at the application of these 5G modules in the utility industry, specifically in smart grids.

5G Network Slicing Meets the Needs of Smart Grid Effectively

The term "Grid" refers to an "Electric Grid" fundamentally describing the complete network which includes transmission lines, transformers, distribution substation and all accessories that are used for delivery of electricity from generation plants to home and commercial scale. These services require a flexible and orchestrated network, high reliability, and millisecond ultra-low latency for its diverse needs.

Smart grid systems have provided the possibility of enabling two-way communication between electricity consumers and the distributor, thereby allowing distributors to manage and effectively handle electricity distribution. One of the primary reason technologies like smart grids are in place is because of the capabilities of 5G Network Slicing. 5G accommodates the connectivity requirements of multiple end-points and delivers flexibility at a low cost.

In the era of 5G, heterogeneous services are allowed to coexist within the same network architecture utilizing network slicing. Network slicing allocates network computing, storage, and communication resources among the active services intending to guarantee their isolation and given performance levels. This strengthens the security, reliability, and control over the network by creating slices within the network.

5G IoT Modules Empowering Smart Grid Applications

Production and control scenarios include intelligent distributed power, distribution automation, precise load control, distributed power control, supervisory monitoring, and fault localization. These scenarios aim to address power distribution network requirements, including ultra-low latency (15ms), ultra-reliable communication (99.999% reliability), and high-security isolation.

Management and information scenarios include low-voltage power consumption information collection and smart grid video applications. Networks are required to meet 100 ms latency, 99.9999% reliability, and 4-100 Mbit/s bandwidth requirements, as well as thousands of connections per square kilometer.

Line Differential Protection

Future smart grids will look profoundly different from the power grids used today. The increased number of renewables, like solar panels, will increase the need for cost-efficient, reliable communication to ensure the correct operation of the grid. Using a 5G macro network in line differential protection can be handled with wireless ultra-reliable low latency communication. The protection service can be delivered on the same band handling Mobile Broadband traffic. Fibocom 5G modules embedded in the DTU can monitor the power line transmission status in real-time, anywhere, without using local wired deployment, thus lowering the costs of network deployments.

UAV Inspection

UAV inspection is an innovative and safe way for the assessment of transmission towers and power lines, eliminating human risk. UAV inspections are mainly for maintenance with drone cameras and robots to access dangerous areas. With 5G's high speed and network capacity, Fibocom's FM150(W) and FG150(W) enable data transmission of high-quality resolution (4K/8K) videos which require high bandwidth requirements of over 100Mbps. These devices transmit a crystal-clear view of the maintenance area, making it easier to identify problems in emergency repair scenarios, reducing labor costs, and grid downtime.

Advanced Metering

Automatic meter reading is adapted into smart meters, which leads to applications such as dynamic load management, time of day rates, and net metering to name a few. It has also fueled many behind-the-meter applications such as customer-owned renewables through advanced metering.

Power companies, consumers, and first responders will gain real-time wireless control with 5G-enabled AMI networks, and a variety of sensors monitoring variables including electricity quality, temperature, pressure, rate of consumption, and more. These sensors send readouts directly to utility companies, where data is analyzed and reformatted into diagnostics that help users better understand their averages and monthly use comparisons. This usage information benefits users to improve their energy efficiency and costs. With 5G speeds and access already reaching the consumer market on a limited basis, we will see better performance, faster power reconnection after outages, and more cost-effective measures across AMI-equipped homes and facilities.

5G low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity facilitates this need with a longer battery life of devices using 5G enabled modules and expanded geographic coverage for connected devices. Advanced metering will reach its intended potential with the full rollout of 5G with the ability to have multiple end-point connections with 99.9% reliability.

AI and Power Prediction

A smart grid can help utilities conserve energy, reduce costs and carbon emissions, increase reliability and transparency, and make processes more efficient. By combining the current generation of these smart grid cutting-edge technologies with AI, it is possible to automatically adapt to changing conditions so prevalent and modify the grid as needed to improve efficiency. AI will ensure that smart grids are more user friendly by analyzing grid data, scenario and routine learning, and take action without any form of human intervention. 5G will support AI's high bandwidth and low latency requirements to improve power prediction patterns, energy production, and forecast usage more efficiently. Fibocom's 5G modules will aid in the transmission of the data required for AI to be functional in real-time.

Conclusion

Network slicing can create a customized industry-specific network for the power industry to better meet the security, reliability, and flexibility needs of smart grid services. 5G slicing technology can give priority to ensuring high-priority power services, and when necessary, through flexible slicing resource allocation to meet the needs of emergency security services. Fibocom's FM150(W) and FG150(W) 5G modules will enable the next leap in smart grids, reducing labor, costs, fossil fuel usage, and saving time. Eventually, leading to a sustainable greener environment.

About Fibocom Wireless Inc.
Founded in 1999, Fibocom is the first wireless communication module and Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider listed in China (Stock Code: 300638). Headquartered in Shenzhen, with R&D center in both Shenzhen and Xi'an, Fibocom is located globally in North America, Europe, India, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, serving customers over 100+ countries.

Fibocom's main product lines include 5G, LTE, SoC, NB-IoT/eMTC, HSPA+, and GSM/GPRS wireless modules, empowering customers from industries of consumer electronics, wireless payment, metering, security surveillance, and connected cars, etc. With Perfect Wireless Connection as our DNA, Fibocom is envisioned to improve smart life and make the all-connected world within reach. Visit www.fibocom.com.

Media Contact:
Ellie Yuan
info@fibocom.com
+86 755-26733555
www.fibocom.com


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Nili Method and APP helping Couples Choose Baby Gender Naturally

LONDON, Jun 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Nili Method (www.nilimethod.com), the easy, natural, and safe way to conceive the baby gender that parents wish for, with its new Family Planner, is now available at Google Play and App Store. Determining the gender of your baby is possible, and now, with the Nili method and new App, it is more accessible than ever.

Nili is a method that personalizes a unique day by day program for couples who want to conceive the gender they are wishing for. The personal Nili Family Planner is based on physical parameters and lifestyle, and will provide couples with daily instruction on how to conceive their desired baby boy or baby girl.

Family planning is one of the most significant decisions in life. The Nili Family Planner assists couples on this journey and supports them in the choice of the natural way. Thanks to latest technology, with an accumulation of world best research performed by physicians around the world, it is no longer required to go through a tiresome and expensive process.

And the Nili method and the new Nili Family Planner offer a full money back guarantee. Couples that use the Nili Family Planner and do not conceive their desired gender will receive their money back, without any questions. We have already helped thousands of people all over the world. And now it's your turn to make your dream come true.

People that had doubts beforehand are happy parents today. They follow our gender selection program and give birth to a child of their wished gender. We are so sure about the results that we say, If the method doesn't work with you, we'll return your money. It is reliable, affordable and easy to use. So, why not try?

Contact: Jeniffer Hamilton
office@media-group-international.com
www.media-group-international.com
http://www.nilimethod.com/home/
http://www.nili-family-planner.com

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Nomination Opens for "Directors Of The Year Awards 2020"

HONG KONG, Jun 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") has announced that its annual "Directors Of The Year Awards 2020" is open for nominations today. Last year, the US-China trade war and ongoing social unrest have plunged Hong Kong's economy into a recession. This year, the coronavirus pandemic has paralysed the global economy, but at the same time accelerated the development of major business trends such as cloud online offices and e-commerce. A series of shifts have tested the adaptability and leadership skills of the Hong Kong business leaders. The Awards this year are themed "Vanguard in Challenging Times", and honour the outstanding directors and boards who have successfully shown their leadership skills and led their companies through difficult times in an unpredictable environment.

Dr Christopher To, Chairman of HKIoD, said, "'The HKIoD Corporate Governance Scorecard' recently launched points out that companies with improved corporate governance standards have experienced relatively smaller declines in market valuation, demonstrating the direct relationship of corporate governance standards to the ability to survive under adversity. We always emphasise that corporate governance is a dynamic process, and good corporate governance needs to continually improve to better respond to the market situation, particularly persevering in the face of adversity. With this year's theme, I hope the creative thinking and calm attitude of the awardees can inspire the industry and directors how to find a way through the difficulties."

Mr Kenneth Wong, Chairman of 2020 Directors Awards Organising Committee, said "There is no performance index to accurately measure the leadership skills of business leaders. Figures in the report such as profit, cost or return on investment can be affected by different variables across specific industries as well as external factors. When the judges assess the outstanding directors, they evaluate on how the directors establish excellent corporate governance procedures, build company culture, lead the company to accomplish the goal together as well as undertake accountability to stakeholders . I hope the theme this year can recognise the most outstanding directors in Hong Kong and enhance the overall corporate governance standards in Hong Kong by sharing their stories, particularly in surviving or even thriving in such times of challenge"

Dr Carlye Tsui, CEO of HKIoD, said, "In the face of the current unsettled situation, business leaders must fully understand the latest market situation, in order to make the right decision at the crucial moment and to lead their firms to avoid crisis. HKIoD provides a platform for directors to learn and share, so that they can keep abreast of market trends and to ensure they are provided with adequate information in order to make wise decisions."

Nomination for the Awards will close on 31 July 2020. The Panel of Judges comprises leaders, professionals and regulators in Hong Kong. Director Of The Year Awards 2020 recognises excellence in the following categories:

Company Categories
1. Listed Companies
2. Non-Listed Companies
3. Statutory/Non-Profit-Distributing Organisations*

Director Categories
1. Executive Directors
2. Non-Executive Directors
3. Boards

Notes: *A non-profit-distributing organisation is defined as an organisation in which profits are not distributed to its shareholders, members, directors, employees or any other persons, with objectives including, but not limited to, charitable welfare, social service, health and medical care, education, research, trade and industrial alliance, professional advancement, self-help support etc.

The selection criteria for winners in the Individual Director Categories include successful pursuit of strategic corporate business/non-profit functions, contribution to board effectiveness in strategic planning and monitoring of performance, implementing compliance, risk control and accountability measures, managing change and succession, leadership and other attributes and qualities, including continuing professional development for directors, business ethics and other achievements. As for the Collective Board Categories, judging criteria include board composition, effectiveness in pursuing strategic functions of corporate business/non-profit aspects, development and execution of strategic plans and monitoring of performance, implementing compliance, risk control and accountability measures, managing change and succession, development of the board, effectiveness of board committees, business ethics and other achievements.

The Awards nomination form and related information are available on The Hong Kong Institute of Directors website at www.hkiod.com.

About Directors Of The Year Awards
First launched in 2001, Directors Of The Year Awards were the first ever such Awards organised in Asia. The project has now become an annual project of impact in the community. The objectives are to recognise directors and board of directors for outstanding director practices and corporate governance, to publicise the significance of good corporate governance and to promote awareness of good corporate governance and director professionalism in Hong Kong. Nominations are open to the public. As good corporate governance is vital to all types of organisations, and professional director practices are encouraged from directors in all board roles, the Awards recognise excellence in categories by company types, including listed companies, private companies and statutory/non-profit-distributing organisations, and categories by roles, including Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors and Boards. For more details on the previous years' Awards, please visit http://www.hkiod.com/dya-awardees.html.

About The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors is Hong Kong's premier body representing directors to foster the long-term success of companies through advocacy and standards-setting in corporate governance and professional development for directors. A non-profit-distributing organisation with membership consisting of directors from listed and non-listed companies, HKIoD is committed to providing directors with educational programmes and information service and establishing an influential voice in representing directors. With international perspectives and a multi-cultural environment, HKIoD conducts business in biliteracy and trilingualism. Website: http://www.hkiod.com.

Media Enquiries:
Strategic Public Relations Group
Eveline Wan +852 2864 4822 eveline.wan@sprg.com.hk
Brenda Chan +852 2114 4396 brenda.chan@sprg.com.hk
Chak Yau +852 2114 4395 chak.yau@sprg.com.hk
Fax: +852 2114 4948

Directors Of The Year Awards 2020 Enquiries:
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
Odessa So +852 2889 4988 odessa.so@hkiod.com
Moni Ching +852 2889 1414 moni.ching@hkiod.com
Fax: +852 2889 9982



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