Hong Kong to have its first Superyacht Management Services Center

Hong Kong, China, March 23, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) has reached a partnership agreement with the China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd for the establishment of the Hong Kong’s first Superyacht Management Services Center in Tsing Yi. Located at the Yiu Lian and Euroasia Dockyards, the centre will provide world-class supporting services for superyachts of over 45 meters, including yacht refit, repair and maintenance services.

Speaking at the signing ceremony witnessed by lawyers of Stephenson Harwood, Kara Yeung, HKCYIA Executive Director said “the establishment of a yacht management services center specifically designed for superyachts has marked a major milestone in the development of the yacht industry in Hong Kong. As more yachts are becoming bigger in recent years, the demand for quality superyacht management services is on the rise. However, existing facilities in Hong Kong are lagging behind leaving some very big space for development in this field.”

“Currently the majority of the maritime business in Hong Kong is taken up by commercial and cargo ships, with the repair and maintenance systems being mainly designed for these kind of ships. However, yacht management and maintenance is another service segment which the current system cannot cater to meet their specific needs,” She said.

Yeung remarked that the move is in line with China’s plan to develop the maritime economy. According to the Outline of the 13th Five-Year Plan for the National Economic and Social Development of China, the maritime economy grew by 7.5 per cent annually on average in the past five years reaching 7.8 trillion yuan in 2017. Beijing expects the maritime industry to be worth 10 trillion yuan by 2020 and account for around 15 percent of her GDP by 2035, showing the bright future of the maritime business.

As Hong Kong is expected to be a “super connector” in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative and the strategy to build a 21st century maritime Silk Road, the enhancing of multilateral maritime co-operations and fostering of world-class marine industrial clusters in the Greater Bay Area will be of special significance for Hong Kong.

Yeung said the HKCYIA Superyacht Management Services Center is set up in response to this national strategy as it will provide a transit point for superyachts to obtain supplies and fuel when they travel to destinations in Asia. Not only will more superyachts come to Hong Kong to help promote tourism, but also more foreign investors are expected to come and develop the related businesses.

According to Yeung, the HKCYIA Superyacht Management Services Center will collaborate with international yacht brands and top yacht management companies in providing world-class supporting services, including repair and maintenance, audit and survey, bunkering services, crew administration, logistics support, etc. Exclusive onshore tours with tailor-made itinerary can also be provided for ship owners and their crew.

HKCYIA will also join hands with the Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) and RINA Services S.p.A. to develop a superyacht management course, providing hands-on training to young people who have an interest in pursuing their careers in the yacht industry.

Yeung said this programme will be the first of its kind and the collaboration with RINA will provide training that meets international standards. “Nurturing the next generation is important for the long-term development of the high-end maritime economy. The Superyacht Management Services Center will provide the perfect environment for youngsters to learn the necessary skills from industry practitioners, as well as getting the opportunities to develop their careers.

Since last year, HKCYIA has been working closely with the relevant associations and organizations, with the plan of fostering the development of the yacht industry in China. A Memorandum of understanding was signed between the association and Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA); Taiwan Yachts Industry Association (TYIA); Shenzhen Boating Industry Association (BIA); Zhuhai Ocean Association; Yacht Industry Development Association of Fujian; Hainan Cruise and Yacht Association and Sanya Yachting Association (SYA) to provide the foundations for future co-operations.

HKCYIA will also participate in the Singapore Yacht Show 2019 in April and the Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous in Viareggio in May in meetings with industry experts to seek further co-operations. Yeung has been invited as a guest speaker of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference 2019 to share her insights on the development of yacht industry in Hong Kong.


About China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd

China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd. (CMI) is an advanced manufacturing group wholly owned by China Merchants Group (CMG), a leading state-owned enterprise founded in the Westernization Movement in 1872. Well known as a pioneer in the development of China’s national industry and commerce with cruise and yacht building services, CMG’s worldwide businesses cover four sectors, focusing on infrastructure and equipment manufacturing, logistics and shipping, financial services, as well as investment and capital operation. By the end of 2018, CMG’s total assets reached 8.0 trillion RMB and total profits stood at 145.0 billion RMB, both ranking No.1 among all the SOEs.

About Hong Kong Cruise Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA)
Hong Kong Cruise Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) is an organization of cruise and yacht industry practitioners working together as a united force to promote the long-term development of the cruise and yacht industries. With the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of the Hong Kong cruise and yacht industries in the international market, HKCYIA is committed to fostering co-operations between local and global cruise communities. HKCYIA recognizes the importance of cultivating young talents through providing professional training and recruitment services to promote careers in maritime services.

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Artworks Bring Visual Dialogue to Central Station in Latest “Art in MTR” Exhibition

Hong Kong, China, March 20, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - “Factory Forward: JCCAC [email protected]” is a collection of exquisite artworks that celebrates the talent of the resident artists of the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) in Shek Kip Mei. The art pieces range from an oil painting depicting footbridges juxtaposed with one another outside MTR Wong Chuk Hang Station to an installation work of traditional gongs forming a music box, and ceramic sculptures portraying people’s imagination. The works handpicked by the JCCAC are on display at the latest “Art in MTR” exhibition near Entrance/Exit J of MTR Central Station from today (20 March 2019) to 20 May 2019 for the appreciation of those who travel to and from the station.

“The exhibition features art pieces from 11 talented visual artists, including ceramics, oil painting, photography, Thangka and installation works. Having transformed a previous factory block into an iconic artist village, we are particularly proud of all resident artists and cultural organisations that span across different artistic genres. Since our establishment 10 years ago, the JCCAC has been dedicated to facilitating Hong Kong’s arts development. We thank the MTR Corporation for its continuous support which allows us to bring ‘factory forward’ and showcase the most local and down-to-earth Hong Kong artworks to a multi-faceted audience base,“ said Ms Lillian Hau, Executive Director of JCCAC.

“We are pleased to provide a platform for creative individuals to showcase their talent to a mass audience. The artistic flair added to the station not only makes passenger journeys more delightful but also nurtures art and cultural development in the Hong Kong community,” said Ms Linda So, Corporate Affairs Director of MTR Corporation.

“Factory Forward: JCCAC [email protected]” is the latest exhibition for the “Art in MTR” programme under the Corporation’s “Community Connect” platform. “Art in MTR” provides a platform for aspiring artists, designers and talented individuals in the creative industries to showcase their works to the community. The objective of this programme is to enhance passengers’ travelling experience through easy access to different art elements including live performances, short-term art exhibitions and permanent displays of art pieces.

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Ruckus Networks Achieves FIPS Certification for Wireless Access Points

Hong Kong, China, March 18, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Compliance with security requirements offers government customers innovative wireless solutions to modernize networks

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced it received Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS PUB 140-2) certification for its wireless access points (APs). Compliance with the U.S. government security standard broadens the connectivity solutions available for Ruckus’ government customers.

“The U.S. Federal Government wants more options for wireless networks at scale, but because of strict government requirements for technology, their options to date have been limited,” said Jimmie Adkins, Vice President of Federal, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company. “Ruckus has joined a very select group of vendors that have received this important certification. Our government customers now have more options to modernize their networks to meet ever-increasing wireless connectivity demands.”

Budget and staffing realities – as well as evolving security threats – are making it more challenging for government departments to succeed in their missions. Governmental IT infrastructure must be continuously modernized to manage and function at scale with existing resources. Today’s government IT networks are at a crossroads. For too long, these networks have been locked into old technologies without the budget to innovate.

“With a twenty-year history of government IT network modernization, Ruckus knows how to help update their access infrastructure in a scalable and secure manner,” continued Adkins. “By ensuring Ruckus solutions are compliant with government certifications, Ruckus makes it easier and more cost efficient for these IT employees to fulfill the mission of their departments.”

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Hong Kong creativity shines through as 13 teams shortlisted for JOS Innovation Awards 2018-19

Hong Kong, China, March 11, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Closed door learning and sharing session with JOS, Manulife, Hong Kong Maxim’s Group and Sino Group

JOS, a technology solutions provider for Asia’s changing environment, and its partners, Manulife, Hong Kong Maxim's Group[1] and Sino Group have announced the shortlisted teams in the annual JOS Innovation Awards. At a kick-off ceremony held today, the thirteen teams, numbering over forty students, participated in a learning and sharing session about customer experience challenges found in the technology, insurance, food beverage services and property sectors.

All those shortlisted can now look forward to the battle round on 12 April 2019 where four teams will walk away with HK$30,000 each and win a place on the JOS Innovation Awards 2018-19 mentorship programme. Industry pundits from JOS, Manulife, Hong Kong Maxim’s Group and Sino Group will provide valuable insights into learning and what it takes to succeed in business together with potentially offering internships.

“This year, the JOS Innovation Awards yet again attracted high calibre entries from students who approached the customer experience theme with great enthusiasm and creativity. There were some amazing ideas put forward and it was very hard to determine the shortlisted entries,” said Eric Or, Managing Director, Greater China, JOS. “Today’s sharing session allowed executives and students a common platform to voice their thoughts on current and future customer experience trends and how these may be addressed.”

The Awards themselves are designed to demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving skills to everyday business challenges. The JOS Innovation Awards 2018-19 attracted over fifty teams of between two and five university students in Hong Kong all examining the customer experience challenge and coming up with solutions for JOS, Manulife, Hong Kong Maxim’s Group and Sino Group.

"Especially impressive was how the entrants highlighted specific issues associated with the insurance sector and showed an understanding of the critical role our agents play in the customer experience journey,” said Francesco Lagutaine, Chief Marketing and Experience Design Officer, Manulife Asia. “Manulife is focused on helping people make decisions easier and their lives better and leveraging technology to deliver on this. We’re excited to see the ideas the students present after gaining more understanding of our industry and customers."

During the kick-off ceremony, representatives from JOS, Manulife, Maxim’s Caterers Limited, and Sino Group took part in a panel discussion on customer experience, the challenges faced, trends and spoke about the JOS Innovation Award submissions. The session also provided the teams with genuine insights and learnings from Hong Kong business leaders in a closed-door setting.

"The customer journey is evolving in an increasingly tech-savvy world where everything is available at our fingertips. This is the same for the food and beverage industry with customers opting for diversity, speed and convenience. This requires innovative ways to understand the customers’ decision-making process. We are excited to gain inspiration from all the entries as this brings us even closer to customers and further enhances the overall customer experience," said Louis Mah, Director of Information Technology, Hong Kong Maxim's Group.

“The JOS Innovation Awards entries provide us with valuable insights to keep the customer experience fresh and relevant in the new era, particular at our properties. These enable us to identify areas for improvement and to harness technology to enhance the Sino Experience,” said Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group.

“There are over twenty thousand students graduating from Hong Kong universities every year who look to gravitate towards companies they perceive to have the strongest brands. This perception is shaped, in part, by the experience they have received as customers. Thus, the customer experience theme has allowed every participant to address issues they have experienced and to find a solution,” said Eric from JOS.

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Ruckus Launches Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi For Multi-site Organizations

Hong Kong, China, March 6, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi simplifies enterprise Wi-Fi deployment for “lean IT” organizations

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced that Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, a cloud-managed Enterprise Wi-Fi solution is available in the Asia Pacific region.

Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi allows network administrators to manage multiple locations through a single web- or mobile app-based dashboard. The solution is designed to help ‘Lean IT’ staff at schools, retail, professional services, warehouses, and hotels easily deploy and manage a multi-site network while delivering exceptional connectivity for students, guests, and customers. Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi also helps organizations lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to other solutions by combining cloud efficiency with high-performance access points (APs) that serve more users over a wider area.

The Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi solution offers short videos to learn about its new features, and a network to auto-update and remain secure, informing them through text messages and push notifications via a mobile app of any outages.

Designed for both simplicity and ease of scaling, Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi allows businesses of all sizes to deploy and remotely manage Wi-Fi networks across multiple sites. With a single interface to create new Wi-Fi networks, add access points, and monitor network performance and activity, the solution allows administrators to manage from anywhere using an intuitive, web-based interface or the Ruckus Cloud mobile app.

“As organizations in the Asia Pacific region undergo digital transformation, reliable and high-performance Wi-Fi are a must to accelerate growth and improve operational efficiencies,” said Linda Hui, Managing Director, Ruckus Networks, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. “By using the same enterprise-grade technology present in all of our installations, customers now have access to a combination of simplicity and performance that wasn’t previously available. We look forward to helping our partners across the region drive greater value for their customers with a solution that is easy to deploy and manage.”

“Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi is the first foundational service, of many SaaS offerings, we will deliver soon,” said Phal Nanda, Business Leader and Sr. Director, PLM, Ruckus Cloud platform. “Built on the latest micro-services-based architecture, Ruckus Cloud is highly scalable, secure and API-driven to enable innovative applications to be delivered to Ruckus technology partners. This will bring more value to our customers and partners and differentiate the solution in the market.”

Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi is available now in the Asia Pacific region.

60 Days Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi Trial is available at Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi homepage here: https://www.ruckuswireless.com/products/system-management-control/cloud-wifi

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Hong Kong, China, March 1, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - GEMINI JOINS THE BT RADIANZ CLOUD COMMUNITY

Leading cryptocurrency exchange and custodian to leverage the resilience and global reach of the BT Radianz Cloud as it scales to meet institutional demand for cryptocurrencies trading

BT today announced that leading cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust LLC (Gemini), a New York-based trust company, has joined the BT Radianz Cloud. The move provides Gemini access to one of the world’s largest, secure networked financial cloud communities — which consists of thousands of brokers, institutions, exchanges and clearing and settlement houses — while providing community members access to the growing cryptocurrency market.
Founded in 2014 by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Gemini offers customers the ability to cross connect directly to its trading infrastructure —#8202;matching the sophistication of major global equities and derivatives exchanges.
By joining the Radianz Cloud, Gemini taps its global market reach and ability to scale with a commercial structure familiar to large institutions.
Institutions that are already members of the Radianz Cloud community can benefit from the performance and reassurance of Radianz connectivity when accessing Gemini’s platform.
"No other cryptocurrency exchange in the world offers our calibre of top performance and breadth of connectivity options. Adding Radianz Cloud connectivity to our current low latency offerings in the NY5 data centre allows our existing institutional customer base to access our FIX interface whether they are directly connected or in AWS. This strengthens our institutional investor connectivity and helps us better scale our offerings in this space," said Nick Vigier, chief information officer at Gemini.
"Global financial institutions have very specific requirements about the performance, resilience and security of the infrastructure over which they trade,” said Michael Woodman, managing director of BT Radianz. “They expect stringent service levels and will only do business under trusted commercial frameworks that help them to meet their own contractual and compliance requirements. This can make it difficult for small or new service providers to grow. By joining the Radianz Cloud, Gemini achieves the reach and scale demanded by global institutions and benefits from an established framework for doing business with them.”
Through a single, resilient and secure network connection engineered for the exacting demands of the international financial markets industry, members of the Radianz Cloud can reliably access thousands of applications and services from more than 400 providers critical to the every-day running of the global financial sector.
Find out more about how our Radianz services help you do business in the capital markets. A community built to meet the changing needs of the industry.


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Thomas Cook India Group announces its acquisition of Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) – one of the world’s leading imaging solutions and services providers

Hong Kong, China, February 27, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - #8226;Acquisition is PAT and free cash accretive from day one
#8226;Marks Thomas Cook India Group’s entry into an adjacent sector, complementary to its travel travel related services portfolio

Thomas Cook India Group, the leading integrated travel services group, has announced its acquisition of a 51% stake in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI), one of the world’s leading imaging solutions and services providers at an enterprise value of US $40.6 Million (Rs 289 crores). The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

The acquisition marks the Thomas Cook India Group’s entry into an adjacent sector, complementary to its travel travel related services portfolio and is both PAT and free cash accretive from day one.

Established in 2004, Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging is a technology driven company with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, Orlando, and Kuala Lumpur. DEI focuses on imaging solutions for the attractions industry with a robust end-to-end turnkey model by providing equipment, software, talent and operational expertise consultation to its business partners.

With a strong network of over 120 partners, DEI is present at more than 250 venues spanning over 14 countries (Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, UAE, Macau SAR, China, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Mauritius, Maldives, Egypt, India and Kuwait), and has completed 3.6 million transactions in 2018.

Since 2012 DEI has tactically chosen Singapore as its regional headquarters in the Far East. This approach paid off resulting in DEI successfully securing the majority share of imaging partnerships in Singapore. The importance of this location was reinforced by the successful extension of their 10-year partnership with Wildlife Reserves Singapore and One Faber Group – operator of several attractions in Sentosa. DEI’s partnership with Marina Bay Sands was also renewed recently, strengthening their presence in Singapore.

Having a strong foot hold in South East Asia, DEI is aggressively expanding their presence into Greater China, including Hong Kong SAR. DEI’s proprietary imaging solution has enabled payment gateway localization for the local Chinese market expanding into AliPay and WeChat Pay. Their local hosting and content distribution is in compliance with local privacy policies, allowing guests to share their memories on Chinese social media channels like We Chat, Sina Weibo, QQ and Qzone. Based on current tourism trends, DEI is aggressively viewing the Far East as a pivotal region and a major contributor of revenue over the next 5 years. DEI intend to focus on rapid growth over the preceding years in this belt.

DEI’s partner attractions encompass waterparks, theme parks, aquariums, towers and resorts, including iconic attractions in Hong Kong (Ngong Ping 360), Singapore (Universal Studios Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Zoo), Macau (Macau Tower, The Venetian), the UAE (At The Top Burj Khalifa, Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Warner Brothers, Ferrari World), Malaysia (PETRONAS Twin Towers, Resorts World Genting), China (Atlantis Sanya, Chimelong Safari Park), India (Ramoji Film City, Imagica, Wonderla Holidays Ltd.), Maldives (Taj Exotica, W Retreat Spa, Shangri-La Villingili), Mauritius (St. Regis Mauritius Resort, Shanti Maurice Resort Spa), Indonesia (Waterbom Bali, Bali Zoo, Trans Studio), Egypt (Ski Egypt, KidZania), Thailand (Ramayana Water Park, Vana Nava Water Jungle), USA (Hard Rock Caf#233; New York, Mango’s Tropical Caf#233; and Gaylord), to name a few.

In 2017, DEI launched KlassAkt, its school photography arm, and has already partnered with more than 90 schools across the UAE and India, including the prestigious GEMS group of schools in the UAE, the Oberoi International School, Jamnabai Narsee International School and Aditya Birla World Academy in Mumbai, India.

Madhavan Menon, Chairman and Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “Our acquisition of DEI, a global imaging solutions and services giant, presents the Thomas Cook India Group an opportunity to participate in an exciting new business space, adjacent to our core travel services portfolio that is both PAT and free cash accretive from day one. DEI is an entrepreneurial success story with an impressive and proven track record of leadership, growth and profitability.”

He elaborated, “With several key markets in common, the addition of Ram and his team at DEI to our family, also presents new synergistic opportunities leveraging our travel services across 25 countries. We see an immediate opportunity for our outbound customers from India and Hong Kong, as well as our inbound and DMS customers across our global network. With the growing demand for experiential travel and social sharing, DEI’s partnerships with iconic attractions, theme parks, water parks and resorts will further enhance our travel services portfolio in line with our philosophy of creating long term shareholder value.”

K.S. Ramakrishnan, founder CEO and President of Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging said, “Our synergy with Thomas Cook India Group in the travel and tourism ecosystem strengthens DEI’s position in our existing markets whilst giving us immense reach to expand. DEI is leading the digital transformation of the guest photo journey through NFC, facial recognition and other state of the art proprietary technology enabling the guest to receive and share their memories in real time. We are proud to be part of a globally renowned travel and tourism leader, the Thomas Cook India Group. Innovation being key to DEI’s core entrepreneurial spirit with focus on long-term partnerships aligns us perfectly with the vision and ethos of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.”

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Unveiling the delectable: “U.S. CHAIRMAN’S RESERVE PORK TOMAHAWK” at Belgian Beerhouses FRITES

Hong Kong, China, February 26, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Unveiling the delectable: “U.S. CHAIRMAN’S RESERVE PORK TOMAHAWK” at Belgian Beerhouses FRITES

Hong Kong 25th February 2019 – This March, dine at FRITES so you can taste the delectable new dish, the US Chairman’s Reserve Tomohawk. Staying true to its Belgian roots, the talented team of chefs at FRITES aspire to create European cuisine to delight the taste buds. To celebrate the Year of the PIG, FRITES will launch the “U.S. CHAIRMAN’S RESERVE PORK TOMAHAWK”, for HK$190 (originally priced HK$380) during March for either lunch or dinner. You can add an additional $180 for a 2-hour free flow red wine to pair with the dish.
With a generous portion of 350 grams of pork the tomahawk is famous for its tenderness and juiciness. Each Tomahawk pork is perfectly executed by the FRITES’ chefs, yielding a succulent texture and richness. The dish is served with creamed spinach, dauphinoise potato and confit cherry tomatoes. Call us today to book at table.
Enjoy this opulent meal like no others, but Chairman, in FRITES. FRITES’ U.S. CHAIRMAN’S RESERVE PORK TOMAHAWK will be available all day in March 2019 at all FRITES venues at HK$190 (originally HK$380). FRITES is located in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and Quarry Bay. The success of these events deems it ESSENTIAL to book early to secure a table.
For details: www.frites.hk

About FRITES Management Ltd.
FRITES Belgian Beerhouses present delicious tradition European fare washed down by one of Hong Kong’s largest selections of draught and bottled Belgian Beer.
The growing chain of European-style bistro-beer halls are always warm and welcoming. Styled after traditional 1920s Belgian beer halls with high ceilings, rustic tables and stain glass windows, FRITES has created the perfect atmosphere for sharing hearty portions of great food, great brews and great conversations with friends.

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A Focus on Start-Ups: Rutronik24 Establishes Team to Support Innovative Companies

Hong Kong, China, February 21, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Rutronik24, the sales organization of Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemen-te GmbH, set up a dedicated team called #8222;BaseCamp“ to focus on start-ups, dealing exclusively with the needs and projects of young, innovative companies. In addition to supplying components, the team also offers comprehensive and individually tailored consulting services.

To Andrea Bissinger, Director Sales Global at Rutronik24, supporting start-ups is only logical: “Rutronik24 fo-cuses on small and medium-sized companies with corresponding needs – so start-ups are precisely our target audience. All of our processes are tailored exactly to their requirements. This allows us to support young entre-preneurs and their projects with customized solutions. Thanks to our large network, this not only includes the required components and consulting services, but we also help put them in touch with suitable partners, such as for production, marketing and sales” says Bissinger. This is why Rutronik24 participates in festivals such as Innolution Valley, the Hannover Messe trade show, and various start-up events in order to network and build relationships with interested partners.

A new button has been added to www.rutronik24.com that allows start-ups to contact the sales organization’s newly formed start-up team directly. Marek Fuchs, Team Leader Field Sales at Rutronik24, is the first point of contact for founders and leads the three-person team. “I like to try out new things myself and enjoy thinking outside the box – and that goes for our entire team. We look forward to collaborating with start-ups from a variety of sectors in new ways and hopefully helping them both bring their product to market and make their company a success.”

About Rutronik (www.rutronik.com)
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2017) and the number eleven worldwide (SourceToday, May 2018). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,600 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 950 million euros in the fiscal year 2017.

The rutronik24.com e-commerce platform gives users access to the online catalog, the Procurement Area and the Product Change Notifications (PCNs) with just a single login. The online catalog provides an overview of all products including#8218; detailed data sheets, and intelligent search functions make selection easier. The mass quotation‘ link allows customers to use their parts list for convenient purchasing. In the Procurement Area, customers can obtain a quick overview of their current and past orders, tenders, article lists, safety stock level, contracts, consignment stock and traceability. The current catalogs, procurement information, PCNs and also a wide range of media are available for downloading.


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Ruckus Introduces ICX 7850 Switch for 100GbE Edge-to-Core Networks

Hong Kong, China, February 21, 2019 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Enables multi-gigabit networks with pay-as-you-grow model suitable for education, government and enterprise environments

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the availability of its new ICX 7850 switch: an edge-to-core solution for the next decade of enterprise networking.

Ruckus’ stackable ICX 7850 delivers high-density aggregation for 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE using existing customer investment in fiber cabling, making it suitable for large, secure enterprise edge networks in education, government and enterprise settings. The pay-as-you-grow design enables enterprise-scale networks to keep pace with advances in wireless technologies – such as 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), IoT and LTE – to accommodate continued multi-gigabit network growth.

“The ever-increasing need for Wi-Fi connectivity is taxing network cores, but the solution to keeping up with the proliferation of devices and advances in wireless technology does not need to be complex or expensive,” said Linda Hui, Managing Director, Ruckus Networks, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. “The Ruckus ICX 7850 switch simplifies multi-gigabit network upgrades and reduces the total cost for enterprises through its ability to scale quickly and linearly to address current and future network demands.”

Simple, Pay-As-You-Grow Model and Management
The ICX 7850’s advanced stacking capabilities can scale up to 12 switches, which rivals the density of traditional chassis-based data center and enterprise switches. The hitless stack failover, multi-chassis trunking, and in-service software upgrades eliminate downtime. The available SmartZone#8482; network controller enables configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting for the entire Ruckus ICX switch portfolio and wireless access point network. This highly scalable approach is easier to manage with reduced power and cooling requirements and a lower total cost of ownership.

“We are seeing a clear shift towards multigigabit access in enterprises, which makes the introduction of the Ruckus ICX7850 very timely,” said Brandon Butler, Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks, IDC. “More data-intensive devices and applications continue to stress the core of the enterprise network and are driving a move to 100GbE network infrastructure. Ruckus’ ICX 7850 and management solutions address these issues and when complemented with the company's SmartZone network controller, the company is able to manage access points and switches in a ‘single pane of glass,’ simplifying network management and operational efficiency.”

“Ruckus’ ICX 7850 switch outperformed our existing core network chassis with easy installation and a much smaller footprint,” said Matt Mercer, Director of Network Services, Troy University. “Our new network, powered by the ICX 7850, is now able to deliver demanding student services for the next decade.”

Security and Encryption
The ICX 7850, along with all switches in the Ruckus portfolio, support the latest security standards and encryption technologies. ICX switches have been deployed in the U.S. federal government for over two decades and comply with the most stringent security standards and federal certifications including FIPS, Common Criteria, CSfC, and JITC. The ICX 7850 also supports Media Access Control Security (MACsec), a Layer 2 security technology, based on symmetric cryptographic keys, to provide point-to-point security on Ethernet links between nodes.

Adapts to Existing Infrastructure
Many organizations, particularly school districts with older, existing networks that have OM1 or OM2 fiber optic cables require Long Reach Multimode (LRM) optics to achieve the 10 Gbps connections needed for today’s bandwidth requirements. The ICX 7850 provides investment protection and an upgrade path for customers with older fiber infrastructure by providing support for LRM optics with select family members.

The ICX 7850 switch is now available and will be demonstrated in booth 2022 at AFCEA West 2019, February 13-15, 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

About Ruckus Networks
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