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1  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Congree Language Technologies GmbH Celebrates a Successful 2014 on: Today at 07:58:46 AM
Karlsbad, Germany, 29th January 2015 – For Congree Language Technologies, version 3 of its authoring assistance software was the main highlight of 2014. Numerous new developments were presented at the tekom annual conference in November. Visitors were impressed especially by the flexible customization options, which enable adaptation to the user's mode of operation, and the expanded range of supported text editors.

"Version 3 of the Congree Authoring Server introduces an improved focus on the author and his mode of operation and is marked by a document-specific rules concept, easy and user-friendly installation, and uncomplicated data maintenance. What is more, the new program version can now also be used for the text editors XMetaL® Author Enterprise, Microsoft Word, and Adobe® FrameMaker®", explains Ahmad Masrieh, Chief Executive Officer of Congree Language Technologies GmbH. "This year, we will mainly work on the support of new editors. We will also concentrate on the expansion of our tools for purging and increasing the quality of document repositories and translation memories." In 2015, Congree will present its version 3 at various events. For example, visitors will again be able to see the new authoring assistance features live on the system at the user conference of Across Systems GmbH in March and at the tekom spring conference in April.

Membership in DTT – Deutscher Terminologie-Tag e.V.
To keep an eye on the needs of the users in the further development of the software and to incorporate the insight gained in research and practice, Congree is active in various associations. Since the beginning of 2015, this also includes DTT – Deutscher Terminologie-Tag e.V. The purpose of the membership is to enable even closer networking and professional interchange with interested users and experts in the field of terminology.

Further information on Congree is available at the recently redesigned website

Congree reader contact:
Tel: +49 7248 92545-0

About Congree Language Technologies GmbH:
Since 2010, the solution provider Congree has bundled the activities and competencies of its shareholders Across Systems GmbH and of the Institute of the Society for the Promotion of Applied Information Sciences at the Saarland University (IAI) in the field of authoring assistance. Congree combines authoring memory functionality, terminology, and rule-based quality and style control in integrated products. Thus, the software manufacturer delivers leading technology for the formulation of consistent texts under consideration of defined style rules and uniform wording.

For comprehensive information, see

For further information please contact:
Congree press contact: Congree Language Technologies GmbH
Anja Bergemann
Tel: +49 7248 925 412
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Nicole Körber
Tel: +49 451 88199-12
Fax: +49 451 88199-29
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2  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Across Systems Looking Forward to Numerous Highlights in 2015 on: January 26, 2015, 05:59:09 AM
Karlsbad, Germany, 26th January 2015 – Across Systems GmbH, manufacturer of a leading translation management system, achieved many milestones in 2014. One of these is version 6 of the Across Language Server, which has already been installed at numerous customers. In 2015, Across Systems GmbH will focus primarily on the needs of translators. Closer collaboration with users is to contribute to user-oriented product optimization.
"Last year, we substantially improved the function scope, performance, and design of our software. Especially the project management has been greatly simplified through new features such as the Across Dashboard, the Project Management Cockpit, and the Across Data Cube for the analysis of key indicators. With respect to the successor version of Across v6, which is planned for mid-2015, we are concentrating more intensively on the further development of the translation environment. Direct interchange with users within the framework of the recently established Translators' Advisory Board assists us in this process", says Niko Henschen, CEO of Across Systems GmbH. "This year, we will also bring language service providers and freelance translators closer to their customers. In turn, we will make it easier for those in need of translations to find qualified translation partners. However, I am not going to tell you exactly how this will be done. All I can tell you for now is that the participants will get a sneak preview at the Across user conference in March and at the Across LSP Day in May."
Twenty Across-Certified Language Service Providers:
In 2015, Across will also continue to push ahead its certification program for language service providers. Of the 20 "Across Certified" companies, eight have already qualified for Across v6. For detailed information about the certification, visit

Across reader contact:
Tel: +49 7248 925-425

About Across Systems:
Across, based in Karlsbad, Germany, and in Glendale, CA, USA, is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server, a market-leading software platform for all corporate language resources and translation processes. Within a very short time, the use of Across can increase the translation quality and transparency, while reducing the workload and process costs.
The Across Language Server can be used for EN 15038:2006-compliant translation services. As Across Systems GmbH is a certified Microsoft partner, the successful introduction of Microsoft technologies is guaranteed. Thanks to the Software Development Kit (SDK), Across can easily be integrated in IT environments. Integration support is available from the company’s Business Services & Support department and from renowned system integrators and technology partners.
Within the scope of its product development, Across collaborates with international universities and academies. For many years, Across has also been focusing on cooperative partnerships with renowned technology companies and language service providers.
Customers of Across (extract): 1&1 Internet AG, Allianz Versicherungs AG, HypoVereinsbank, Miele, SMA Solar Technology AG, ThyssenKrupp, etc.
Further information about Across Systems GmbH is available at

For further information please contact:
Across press contact:
Across Systems GmbH
Anja Bergemann
Tel: +49 7248 925-412
Fax: +49 7248 925-444
good news! GmbH
Nicole Koerber
Tel: +49 451 88199-12
Fax: +49 451 88199-29
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3  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / AsiaInfo opens Delivery Center in Hungary to support European expansion on: January 19, 2015, 06:27:31 AM
London and Budapest, 19th January 2015 - AsiaInfo, China’s leading telecoms IT supplier, today announced the opening of its new European Nearshore Delivery Center (NDC). The NDC - which will support AsiaInfo’s increasing presence in Europe as the company begins a major joint project with Telenor Hungary – will be co-located within Telenor Hungary’s Törökbálint HQ near Budapest.

AsiaInfo said it expected to employ some 180 staff in the Törökbálint center within two years and is planning to recruit more than half the workforce locally, working alongside experts relocating from China.

The company plans for the NDC to be providing support services for up to eight European operator projects by 2016.

Announcing the opening of the NDC, AsiaInfo’s European Managing Director, Alex Hawker, said: “Little more than one year after announcing our first major European project, we are now embarking on our second one, and at the same time opening up a major new delivery center to support our customers and our expanding business.”

At the ceremony to mark the official opening of the NDC, Christopher Laska, CEO of Telenor Hungary, said: “Last year we celebrated our 20th anniversary, now we are preparing ourselves for the next 20 years: our new partner AsiaInfo will help us further improve the Telenor customer experience.

“AsiaInfo will employ dozens of Hungarian developers, thus keeping local IT talents in Hungary and contributing to the growth of value-adding industries. I am particularly pleased that they are moving into the Telenor House in Törökbálint, further raising our profile as a center for excellence in telecommunications.”

The first local engineers have already been recruited for the new NDC, which will be headed by AsiaInfo Senior Director, Chen Huaping.

Prior to joining AsiaInfo, Chen Huaping was Chief Solution Architect in the Telecoms Business Unit of Hewlett Packard. He has extensive experience of both telecoms business and technical architecture with a track record of success in delivering major projects.

“This new project in Hungary and the opening of the NDC represent major milestones in our global expansion,” said Chen Huaping. “This is further evidence that the innovation our Veris BSS Product Suite brings from China is making a real impact in the European marketplace.”

About AsiaInfo, Inc.
AsiaInfo, Inc. is a leading provider of internet-based systems and software to the telecommunications industry. Headquartered in Beijing, we employ more than 11,500 professionals worldwide.

AsiaInfo provides a full suite of business and operations support systems and professional services to solve the business challenges of the future. Through our innovative BSS/OSS, Big Data, and security software products, AsiaInfo is driving the transformation of the telecoms industry into the new Business Internet era.

Our core Veris™ product suite includes billing and customer care systems that serve nearly a billion subscribers globally, plus business intelligence, network management, network security, and OTT and cross-vertical collaboration solutions. Veris is the cornerstone of our growing ecosystem to support the transformation to the Business Internet.

Our customers work with us to converge large scale pre-and post-paid mobile operations; improve time to market for new products and services; and develop cost-effective new business models. In China we have more than 50% market share in Billing, CRM and Business Intelligence through our longstanding partnerships with China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. We have deployed our BSS solutions with leading operators throughout Asia, and our expansion into Europe has already resulted in two major contracts with Telenor Group. For more information please visit:

Editorial enquiries to:

Telenor Hungary:
Telenor Hungary was established under the name Pannon GSM as part of the Telenor Group in 1994. With more than 1,100 employees and a market share of 30%, it is one of the leading mobile operators of the Hungarian market. Telenor Hungary provides efficient, affordable and easy-to-use voice and data services, mobile content and value-added services to 3.5 million consumers and business customers. Its continuously upgraded nationwide Hipernet network and innovative solutions make the company a long-term investor in Hungary.

Telenor Group:
Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. Telenor Group has mobile operations in 13 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as a voting stake of 42.95 per cent (economic stake 33 per cent) in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 17 markets. Headquartered in Norway, Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with 166 million mobile subscriptions in its consolidated operations per Q4 2013, revenues in 2013 of NOK 104 billion, and a workforce of about 33,000. For more information about Telenor Group, please visit:
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4  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / STARCHIP® Announces Its Third Generation of SIM Controllers on: January 16, 2015, 07:02:27 AM
Meyreuil, FRANCE, 15th January 2015 - StarChip®, experts in designing, qualifying and industrializing Smart Card integrated circuits (IC), today announced the addition of a new generation of controllers intended for SIM/USIM/M2M applications. The SCFXXXI series is the third generation of StarChip controllers optimized through enhanced design features providing tremendous cost-savings. These devices bring the best power, cost, and performance trade-off to the Telecom market. The SCF400I, the first member of the SCFXXXI, is designed to aggressively tackle 3G Java applications that require more powerful, cost-effective and energy-efficient chips. It will be followed by many other devices, under qualification or development, which will cover the demands of 2G, 4G LTE and NFC applications.

Based on CORTUS APS3cd 32-bit Harvard RISC architecture, the SCF400I achieves 25MIPS @25MHz providing very fast execution of Java code. The optimization of the instruction set makes the APS3cd well suited for applications demanding high-speed data processing. The SCF400I, as well as the other SCFXXXI series, is designed using high-performance embedded SuperFlash from SST that maximize the device capabilities to accommodate the growing demand for high speed high capacity memory. Besides, the embedded flash into SCF400I, enhanced by E3 (ECUBE), provides robust data retention with several hundred millions cycles for the best endurance performance in the SIM market.

The SCF400I is supported by a comprehensive set of development tools. Starchip, second generation of development kit, Starbox V2 provides all the necessary components to develop high-quality software in a timely and cost effective manner.

“The SCF400I, The first product of our Third Generation of SIM Controllers family demonstrates very well StarChip’s constant commitment to provide the industry with a comprehensive, rich portfolio of high-performance, highly efficient, cost-optimized devices. We are pleased with the design enhancements incorporated, over the last months, in our new products. ” said Yves Fusella, StarChip’s CTO. “StarChip already sold more than 500 million units of its first and 2nd generation of SIM controllers and now thanks to SCF400I, alongside the other new SIM products, we will be able to strengthen our position in the mobile market.”

The SCF400I is available now for sampling in DIL, Card or wafer form. For additional information, contact StarChip® Sales at sales[at]starchip-ic[dot]com

About StarChip®:
StarChip® is a dynamic semiconductor company that enables customers to directly benefit from our unique, optimized value chain system. We design and qualify products for mass production, then license our solutions for purchase directly by our customers through qualified foundries and test houses.
StarChip® products are based on state-of-the art, Flash-based 32-bit architectures. They are designed to offer maximum integration, providing support for embedded, innovative security technologies, analog functionality and connectivity and control interfaces. The result is a flexible set of solutions that can easily meet the requirements of a wide variety of markets, including smart cards and security, consumer, automotive and industrial applications.

For further information please contact:
StarChip® contact:
Mounira Bouba
Field Sales Engineer
Tel: +33 1 34 52 20 75
Mob: +33 7 89 67 76 98
Email: mounira.bouba[at]starchip-ic[dot]com
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5  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / ZUGFeRD 1.0 – English Version Released Today on: January 12, 2015, 07:08:00 AM
Eschborn/Germany, 12th January 2015 – In order to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to benefit from the advantages of e-invoicing, the German Forum on electronic Invoicing (FeRD) has developed a uniform data format called ZUGFeRD, the "Central User Guide of the Forum for Electronic Invoicing in Germany" which is freely available to all interested companies and organisations since 25th June 2014. The ZUGFeRD 1.0 specification is now also available as an English version for download:

Providing invoice data digitally has fundamental benefits for both the business sector and public administration: quicker and more efficient work processes, fewer late payments as well as lower printing and postage costs. This in turn reduces errors and improves transparency, while the procedural steps involved in processing invoices are made quicker overall.

ZUGFeRD 1.0 is designed to achieve these objectives, most notably for those parties which only issue a small number of invoices to one partner each year or for parties which sometimes or even exclusively deal with partners without a regular business relationship. To achieve this aim, electronic invoices should be just as easy to send and receive as paper invoices. Therefore, ZUGFeRD 1.0 combines structured XML data and PDF/A as visualization to a hybrid electronic invoice. Both the structured XML file and the PDF visualization represent the complete invoice, and the receiver can choose what he processes, be it XML, PDF or both. Eventually this means that it is possible to exchange structured invoices without any prior consultation or agreement between the involved parties and without any agreement on the transmission itself.

The objective that ZUGFeRD 1.0 can be used on an international scale is a key aspect: ZUGFeRD 1.0 can be used in non-German-speaking countries – both in Europe and beyond. ZUGFeRD 1.0 is based on the regulations of the Cross Industry Invoice (CII) standard developed by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) as well as on the European Committee for Standardization’s (CEN) Message User Guides (MUG) for a core invoice, for which the CII serves as a basis. This means that the foundation for establishing ZUGFeRD as a uniform European format has already been laid.

Since its launch in June 2014, the German version of ZUGFeRD 1.0 has been downloaded by IT and software companies more than 3.000 times. The IT industry, in particular companies which develop financial management, document management and ECM software, regard the uniform ZUGFeRD 1.0 format for electronic invoices as a source of considerable potential for increasing efficiency and have started to launch a series of new products and services based on ZUGFeRD. Many companies from different industries and with different sizes have successfully implemented ZUGFeRD to abolish paper or supplement their EDI processes. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has expressed its support of ZUGFeRD, in particular with acknowledging that small and medium sized companies will have lower costs using ZUGFeRD 1.0 on the way to create a complete workflow without paper.

Stefan Engel-Flechsig, Chairman of FeRD emphasizes: “The ZUGFeRD 1.0 format guarantees the automated processing of structured invoice contents. We are very pleased that the IT industry is integrating ZUGFeRD 1.0 in their services addressing the needs of small and medium sized enterprises and public administrations. This strong engagement will ensure that ZUGFeRD is available in software products and services and ultimately reach the mass-market.”

The active involvement of FeRD in the European Multistakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing and in the standardization activities of CEN means that the interests of ZUGFeRD users are represented effectively in these bodies.

About FeRD:
The Forum for Electronic Invoicing in Germany (FeRD) is the national platform of associations, German federal and state ministries and companies aiming at promoting electronic invoicing in Germany ( The Forum’s task is to focus on the topic of electronic invoices from technical, business, economic and legal perspectives as well as to prepare, coordinate and implement suitable measures for the swift and simple use of electronic invoices. FeRD represents the interests of its members at European and international levels. The Forum was founded in Berlin on 31 March 2010 with the participation of various ministries of the federal and state governments, the Federal Chancellery (Secretariat of the National Regulatory Control Council, a government agency aimed at reducing bureaucracy) as well as the leading German business associations and other trade associations under the umbrella of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Wirtschaftliche Verwaltung (Working Group for Economic Administration). The Forum is designed to increase both the level of acceptance and the dissemination of electronic invoices in Germany, to help shape opinion among companies and associations and to pool German opinion to pass on to European bodies such as the European Multistakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing.

About ZUGFeRD 1.0:
ZUGFeRD 1.0 combines structured XML data and PDF/A as visualization in a hybrid electronic invoice. Both the structured XML-file and the PDF visualization represent the complete invoice and the receiver can choose what he processes, be it XML, PDF or both. Eventually, this means that it is possible to exchange structured invoices without any prior consultation or agreement between the involved parties and without any agreement on the transmission itself. ZUGFeRD 1.0 is based on the regulations of the Cross Industry Invoice (CII) standard developed by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) as well as on the European Committee for Standardization’s (CEN) Message User Guides (MUG) for a core invoice, for which the CII serves as a basis. The ZUGFeRD 1.0 data model can be used in non-German-speaking countries – both in Europe and beyond.
The ZUGFERD 1.0 format can be downloaded here:

About PDF/A-3:
PDF/A-3 is the 3rd part of the ISO standard 19005, which specifies a long-term stable and archivable PDF, which itself is standardized in ISO 32000-1. PDF/A-3 was released in 2012 by ISO and encompasses all features and restrictions of the former PDF/A-2 (ISO 19005-2) standard but allows for the embedding of foreign file types like XML. PDF/A-3 document format supports a long-term stable and paper-like representation of documents as well as the original source or data of the documents bundled together in one file.

For further information please contact:
AWV e.V. – Working Group for Economic Administration Mr. Hendrik Leue Phone: +49 (0) 6196 -7772631 Email: leue[at]awv-net[dot]de
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6  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Publishing Technology expands client base in 2014 on: December 18, 2014, 09:17:40 AM
Oxford, UK, 18th December 2014 – Publishing Technology has ended this year on a high by announcing one of its most significant achievements - a 10 per cent rise in the number of publishers choosing to host their publications on its ingentaconnect platform.

The Company signed new deals in 2014 with 27 major academic and professional publishers, including The Society for American Archaeology, Peter Lang Publishing, The Open University, The Chicago Linguistic Society, Manchester University Press, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, The American Society on Aging and Karnac Books, who join the list of over 250 publishers already hosting their book and journal content digitally on ingentaconnect.

The year also saw Publishing Technology welcome five new clients onto its advance enterprise system. Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS) is currently rolling out the system’s Order to Cash module across three of its subsidiary companies, while Macmillan Distribution (MDL) recently went live with a new subscriptions platform also running on Order to Cash. In addition, Egmont Kids Media launched its new global contracts and rights system on advance this month and Peking University Press became the latest publisher to sign up for the product suite in 2014. Further success in the Chinese market was also seen as China Law Press saw its installation completed, taking the number of publishers now operating with advance up to ten.

Two pub2web contracts were signed with new customers in the shape of The Society for General Microbiology and China’s Zhonghua Book Company, while The American Institute of Physics and John Benjamins launched their sites on the custom online hosting solution. Meanwhile the Company’s industry consultancy arm, Publishers Communication Group (PCG), also enjoyed notable successes working with eight new organisations to help them expand their reach, including The American Nuclear Society, Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and Christian Science Monitor. Finally, in addition to several major projects for Publishing Technology’s long-standing Vista clients being undertaken in 2014, F+W has seen its extensive upgrade and streamlining of its author2reader print fulfilment systems completed this year.

It was also a year of transition for Publishing Technology as the company appointed new CEO, Michael Cairns, who subsequently expanded his management team with new hires Melissanne Scheld, Managing Director of PCG, David Montgomery, CTO, and Byron Russell, Head of ingentaconnect.

Michael Cairns, CEO of Publishing Technology, commented: “2014 has been a transformative and productive year for the business, during which we’ve made substantial in-roads with new and existing customers and taken major steps to ensure the continued growth for the company long into the future.

“Across the organisation we’ve signed major new contracts, implemented new systems with notable success and we have a healthy line-up of sales in the pipeline in 2015. We’ve redesigned and relaunched some of our more established products and appointed some extremely capable people to stand us in good stead for the future. I’m excited to lead the business into 2015.”


Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact:
Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397973
Email: emily.taylor.gregory[at]publishingtechnology[dot]com

Publishing Technology plc:
Publishing Technology is the world-leading provider of content solutions that transform business. We cover the publishing process from end to end with content systems, audience development and content delivery software and services. Combining our unmatched publishing knowledge, global operations and perpetual support model with our advance enterprise system, ingentaconnect scholarly portal, pub2web custom hosting platform and PCG (Publishers Communication Group) sales and marketing consultancy, we offer the industry’s only full spectrum of solutions to help publishers move their content forward. Listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, the company operates jointly from Europe (Oxford) and North America (Boston and New Jersey), with local offices in Brazil, India, China and Australia. Assisting 400 trade and scholarly publishers for over thirty years, Publishing Technology solves the fundamental issues content providers face.

Visit, follow @publishingtech on Twitter, or connect with us on LinkedIn.
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7  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Ormuco Communications selects MigSolv for data centre services on: December 12, 2014, 04:18:05 AM
Norwich, UK, 12th December 2014 – Ormuco Communications, the global Cloud, managed services and telecommunications provider has selected MigSolv, the data centre specialists, to provide data centre services that will support its recently announced partnership with UK-based Cloud service provider, Core DataCloud. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with an EMEA operation in Central London, Ormuco provides IT services supporting over 3 million users with active on-going projects across 5 continents.

Alex Rabbetts, CEO MigSolv said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ormuco Communications into our data centre. Ormuco is a company with a vision and an approach to its customers that fits very well with our own determination to provide excellence in service combined with the flexibility that our customers deserve”.

Antony Green, Ormuco’s Sales Director for EMEA added, “We are pleased to have found in MigSolv’s data centre the kind of high specification and cost effective facility that we were looking for. The very low-risk location, combined with the excellent connectivity, provides an ideal locale from where to deliver our range of services”.

About Ormuco Communications:
Ormuco Communications provides telecommunication services to businesses across North America and Europe. Established in 2008 in Montreal, Ormuco developed its reputation by offering a range of services designed to streamline day-to-day business operations and reduce associated telecommunication costs. Ormuco provides access to the latest technological trends to companies with custom made solutions that surpass the current players in the market at competitive prices. This vision is achieved by strong partnerships with industry experts, knowledge of the industry technology trends, and strategic relationships with our clients

About MigSolv:
MigSolv was founded in 2002 as Migration Solutions and became Europe's leading specialist data centre consultancy, providing advice based on real life experience in all aspects of data centre design, operation and, as the name suggests, migration. In 2011 the company acquired its own data centre, branded the operation as MigSolv, and now operates a colocation facility offering very high quality, low cost and totally flexible data centre space to clients seeking exceptional service from the people who wrote the majority of data centre operation best practice in use today.

For further information please contact:
Alex Rabbetts, alex.rabbetts[at]migsolv[dot]com
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8  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / The Christian Science Monitor partners with PCG to sell its archive on: December 05, 2014, 04:41:49 AM
Boston, US, 5th December 2014 – Industry consultancy Publishers Communication Group (PCG) has been selected by the Christian Science Publishing Society to represent its Historic Newspaper Archive. PCG will sell the retrospective collection, which digitizes nine decades of the award-winning The Christian Science Monitor, to academic institutions, public and government libraries in North America.

Covering the period 1908-1996 of the prestigious secular newspaper’s backlist, The Christian Science Monitor archive offers researchers the opportunity to browse complete historic issues, search by keyword, author, date range and more than 20 article types, and download and share articles, front pages photos and display ads in PDF format. With a sophisticated interface, users can also track recent searches, save articles, email documents, create a bibliography, export citations, and create Web pages.

PCG, a division of Publishing Technology plc, is a sales, marketing and research firm providing audience development strategies for over 100 scholarly publishers each year. With this agreement, PCG continues to grow its program of full-service global representation services. By leveraging established networks in the US initially, PCG will execute library-facing telemarketing and content sales programs for the historic and journalistic resource, available via subscription or as a one-time perpetual access purchase.

Melissanne Scheld, Managing Director of PCG commented: “We are excited to work with The Christian Science Monitor to broaden the institutional reach of its thoughtful and constructive perspectives over the course of the 20th Century. PCG is uniquely positioned with the personnel, expertise and library relationships to deliver this valuable content to educators, students and researchers of contemporary history and reporting. We are confident that our specific experience promoting digital collections will allow us to execute a sales plan tailored to The Christian Science Monitor’s growth strategy.”


Notes to editors:

For media enquiries, please contact:
Michael Groth, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +1 617 395 4089
Email: michael.groth[at]publishingtechnology[dot]com

About PCG:
Publishers Communication Group, Inc., a division of Publishing Technology, is a full-service marketing and sales consulting firm with locations in Boston, Oxford, São Paulo, New Delhi and Beijing. PCG was established in 1990 as a resource for scholarly publishers to more effectively work with the global library market. PCG offers international multi-lingual telemarketing services, qualitative and quantitative marketing research, customer services operations based in the UK, US, Brazil, India and China, sales representation and strategic consulting.

Visit, the ContentForward blog at, or follow on Twitter @pcgplus.

About The Christian Science Monitor:
Founded in 1908 to provide fair, balanced news in response to the “yellow” journalism of the day, The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international organization that delivers global news via its website and mobile site, weekly digital edition, digital app, weekly print magazine, Daily News Briefing and email newsletters. Winner of 7 Pulitzer prizes and 14 Overseas Press Awards, the publication covers international news, US news & politics, innovation, the environment, money, books, arts and culture.

Visit, or follow on Twitter @CSMonitor.

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9  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / CCS crowned winner at World Communication Awards 2014 for small cell backhaul in on: December 04, 2014, 05:14:23 AM
Cambridge, UK, 4th December 2014 – CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems Limited), creator of the world’s first self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system for mobile networks, today announces that it has taken home another top industry prize – a prestigious World Communication Award 2014. CCS was named winner of the ‘Innovation Award’ at a gala award ceremony held in London last night.

The 16th edition of the World Communication Awards (WCA) recognise innovation and outstanding performance in the global telecoms industry. CCS’ World Communication Award adds to a stellar line-up of industry plaudits bestowed on the company during 2014, including overall wins in the IET Innovation Awards (Communications), Small Cell Forum Industry Awards (Backhaul Design and Technology Innovation Category) and Cambridge News Top Innovations Awards.

CCS is the pioneer of the first self-organising small cell backhaul system that makes outdoor small cells truly viable. CCS’ backhaul nodes connect autonomously to form self-organising, self-healing links that dynamically reconfigure to optimise performance and spectral efficiency as Line Of Sight circumstances or traffic levels change, whilst minimising interference. In October, the company announced the expansion of its first commercial deployment with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator.

Commenting on CCS’ World Communication Award win, CEO and Co-Founder Steve Greaves said: “To win a World Communication Award is a tremendous honour for any company in this industry, and we’re grateful to the WCA judges. This has been a pivotal year for the small cells market, and a phenomenal year for CCS as a business. We’ve enjoyed celebrating the acclaim our solution has achieved during the past twelve months, and we’re looking forward to an even more successful 2015.”

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About CCS Ltd:
Cambridge, UK-based CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems Ltd) is the pioneer of the world’s first self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system for mobile networks.

CCS offers mobile network operators the only system that meets all key requirements for high capacity and low latency, reliability, rapid deployment and low-cost operation in a small, low-impact design. Self-organising, self-healing links automatically reconfigure themselves to optimise performance across a resilient, multipoint-to-multipoint topology. Easy to scale, with no radio planning or re-alignment required as nodes are added, CCS’ self-organising microwave-based system delivers the lowest TCO for any small cell backhaul technology.

CCS’ system enables mobile operators to deploy small cells in a flexible, organic way as additional capacity is required, maintaining a quality of service that meets customer expectations.

For further information please contact:
Press contact: Nicky Denovan
EvokedSet PR for CCS Ltd
Email: nicky[at]evokedset [dot]com
Mobile: +44(0)7747 017654

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10  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Intershop powers Vattenfall's new 'Energibutik' on: December 01, 2014, 04:58:50 AM
London, UK, 1st December 2014 – One of Europe´s largest power companies, Vattenfall has launched a new online store based on the new Intershop 7 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. The Swedish shop at, which sells a range of products to help Vattenfall's customers use energy more efficiently, went live already, after a short implementation period. The quick onboarding was realized together with Intershop´s implementation partner Brightstep who have a close relationship with Vattenfall and extensive knowledge of the Scandinavian e-commerce market.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Vattenfall also sells energy-saving products to its customers - from light bulbs and water-saving valves to solar powered radios and smart energy meters. To better equip its online shop for growing demand, Vattenfall selected Intershop's full service offering, which includes technical services, hosting of the online shop, and business operations support based on Intershop's SaaS e-commerce platform. Payments, logistics and shipping services are closely integrated into the Intershop platform and provided by local partners.

Key features of the new online shop include a responsive storefront for a better user experience on mobile devices, an advanced promotion engine for targeted sales promotions, and powerful search options. In addition, Vattenfall uses Intershop's content management solution as a powerful tool for creating, managing, editing, and publishing content across all touchpoints.

The Intershop SaaS solution not only scales easily to Vattenfall's requirements, but also offers Vattenfall faster go-to-market and better control over its e-commerce costs.

Vattenfall is now planning the roll-out of its Finnish online shop, scheduled to go live in early 2015.

About Intershop:
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 500 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, and Mexx run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

For further information please contact:
Natalie Sutton
Proud PR
+44(0) 1276 679570
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11  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / The Shard played host to 20 of the UK’s most promising tech start-ups in real li on: November 28, 2014, 06:53:24 AM
London, UK, 28th November 2014 – More than 20 of the UK’s most promising technology start-ups bid for a collective £30m of investment in front of a live audience of investors at The Shard last night.

The 22nd floor of the iconic London landmark was turned into a real life Dragon’s Den as SETsquared, a business incubation programme run by a partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, held its annual investment showcase.

Businesses providing technological solutions for everything from wrinkles to democratic voting pitched in front of an audience of some 250 plus, including those from Mercia Fund Management and Eden Ventures.

The event, supported by leading intellectual property firm Mathys & Squire, also saw a number of significant announcements including:

• The launch of a new £3.2m programme from SETsquared, HEFCE and Innovate UK to speed up the commercialisation of university research
• The unveiling of a new partnership between SETsquared and academic health science networks across the south which aims to help patients inside and outside the NHS

SETsquared businesses have raised some £60m in investment in the last 12 months and last night’s event aimed to boost that figure by putting start-ups face-to-face with angel investors, venture capitalists, high net worth individuals and self-certified sophisticated investors.

Simon Bond, Innovation Director at SETsquared, said: “There were some incredibly strong pitches and while investment does take time we have already seen some promising conversations taking place between SETsquared start-ups and investors. We’re looking forward to these developing over the coming months and hope to report even more success stories from our programme.”

Dr Thomas Frame, who pitched on behalf of his business Fourth State Medicine, added: “It was fantastic to be face-to-face with so many investors at once. For many start-ups, getting access to finance to help them grow can be a major stumbling block so we are extremely grateful for the opportunities SETsquared has provided us.”

Over the last 12 years SETsquared has helped more than 1,000 businesses raise over £1bn in investment, figures that have contributed to it being named by the UBI as the top university business incubator in Europe and number two in the world.


Photo left to right:
David Murgatroyd, TISICS Limited
Sarah De'Lacy, Centre Director, SETsquared Surrey
Nigel Bridges, SoftIron
David Bream, Centre Director, SETsquared Southampton

About SETsquared:
SETsquared is a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which partners in enterprise activities and collectively supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through spin-outs, licensing, incubation and education. The partnership also works with industry through research collaboration and consultancy.

In the last 11 years SETsquared has developed over 1,000 high tech start-ups that have generated some £1bn in investment. It is named by the UBI as the joint best university incubator in Europe and 4th best globally.

For more information or images please contact:
Laura Downton at Carswell Gould
T: 023 80 238001
E: laura[at]
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12  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Multi-million pound fund to boost UK university spin-outs and research on: November 26, 2014, 04:01:26 AM
UK, 26th November 2014. – Research from universities across the South of England could be commercialised and turned into successful businesses faster than ever before, thanks to a multi-million pound project announced today (November 26) by Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP.

Funded by HEFCE and Innovate UK, the £3.2 million ‘iCURE’ project aims to ‘bridge the valley of death’ identified by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee. The project will help address issues raised in the Government’s response to the Committee’s inquiry last year, including the importance of innovation by universities in managing intellectual property and of attention to the availability of ‘proof of concept’ funding.

iCURE will see HEFCE, Innovate UK and university enterprise partnership SETsquared work together on a pilot to tackle these issues and help accelerate research being successfully commercialised and ‘spun out’ new high-potential companies.

Under the programme, early-stage researchers at the five SETsquared universities (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) will be given tailored training, mentoring and funds to speed up the commercialisation of their ideas, technologies and products. The project was inspired by Innovate UK’s review of a similar programme operated by the US National Science Foundation, and is funded by a £2.8 million HEFCE cash injection and £400,000 from Innovate UK.

Universities, Science and Cities Minister Greg Clark MP said:

“Collaboration is the key to turning the best research into new businesses. We are proud that SETsquared is already Europe’s best incubator, and second in the world, which is why we are supporting this pilot scheme. It will provide skills, support and mentoring to help the UK’s best researchers turn their ideas into commercial success. This strengthens the UK’s position as the best place for science and technology research, and drives forward our economic growth.”

Don Spalinger, Board member of SETsquared and Director of Research and Innovation Services at the University of Southampton said that iCURE could see university research being commercialised faster than ever before, something that is vital for universities. He added:

“Particularly in the field of technology, where everything evolves so fast, getting a product to market quickly can make the difference between creating a successful business and falling behind. The flexibility of this programme and the way it is run will allow researchers to assess their markets much faster, meaning they can potentially seek investment or sell their ideas within just a few months.”

David Sweeney, Director for Research Education and Knowledge Exchange, HEFCE, said:

“The SETsquared partnership has an excellent record for knowledge exchange since it was formed with support from HEFCE over 10 years ago. It is important that the iCURE programme has been designed in partnership with the technology transfer staff of universities themselves, demonstrating that higher education takes innovation in intellectual property management very seriously. This addresses an important recommendation of the “valley of death” inquiry and the government response, which stressed the importance of autonomous universities playing a major part in the innovation ecosystem.”

Mark Glover, Director of Strategy at Innovate UK said:

“The United Kingdom’s research is world-renowned, but we need to be fast if we're going to make the most of the business opportunities that research brings with it. Innovate UK helps bridge the gap between concept and commercialisation and this scheme, along with the additional funding we're making available to the spin-outs, will help some of our best universities move quickly to create successful, high-growth businesses.”

Innovate UK, which helps businesses bring new innovations to the market, is separately making £6 million available over the next two years to help university spin-out companies develop faster and be more attractive to private investors.

The iCURE programme was announced today as SETsquared held its 11th annual investment showcase, Accelerating Growth, at The Shard.


Notes to editors

iCURE stands for ‘Innovation and Commercialisation of University Research’. The programme will work as follows:
• Individual universities will put forward key research outputs that may have the potential for commercialisation.
• These ‘prospects’ will be filtered to identify which are of sufficient interest to progress.
• For each successful prospect, an ‘entrepreneurial team’ will be assembled, comprising the original researcher, an entrepreneurial lead (a recent graduate), and a mentor (supplying skills such as market knowledge, commercialisation expertise).
• The team will be provided with entrepreneurial training and support for a hypothesis-driven business model discovery process. Funding is provided for time and travel to explore the market opportunities and develop and check ideas. During this stage the commercial potential of the prospect will be validated.
• Each prospect will be developed by the entrepreneurial team to a stage where a business proposition can be delivered in a standard format (such as business model canvas). The prospects will then be submitted to a competitive review process, with those with the greatest potential to create a new business being ‘spun out’.
• Other proposals may be taken forward in different ways (for instance through IP licensing).
• Once completed the pilot will be reviewed and (with further development if necessary) considered for wider implementation across the UK.

The programme will also benefit teams that do not move to spin-out. Don Spalinger adds: “We do not expect that every team going through the programme will result in a spin-out opportunity. The successful output for some teams will be the licensing of the technology or product idea to an existing company which will commercialise it through their existing channels. Other teams will gain invaluable knowledge of the marketplace, which will be taken back into the research lab to either refine the ideas and technologies, or take the research down another path that they have discovered from their interactions with the marketplace.”

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research to meet the diverse needs of students, the economy and society. Our responsibilities are to distribute funds, safeguard quality and assure the stewardship of public money. We work closely with universities, colleges and other partners to develop policies, achieve excellence and impact in education and research, and to provide opportunities for all those who have the ability to benefit from higher education. For the academic year 2014-15, HEFCE will allocate allocate £3.88 billion to 130 universities and higher education colleges and 212 further education colleges.

About SETsquared
SETsquared is a partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, which specialises in growing high tech start-ups through its incubation programme and other acceleration services.

It provides mentoring, access to investors and corporates and a wide range of industry experts through its network and training programmes.

Its business incubation programme is ranked the best in Europe and second in the world and over the last decade it has developed over 1,000 high tech start-ups that have generated some £1bn in investment.

It provides services from its innovation centres at the five universities but also supports companies virtually, giving every member access to the world leading business support.

Find out more at

About Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board – we are the UK’s innovation agency, accelerating economic growth. We know that taking a new idea to market is a challenge. We fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth. For further information visit our website at

For further information please contact:
For more information or to attend SETsquared’s event at The Shard today from 4 to 6pm call Laura Downton on 07834393111.
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13  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Four southern AHSNs launch new programme to accelerate health innovation in part on: November 25, 2014, 08:50:11 AM
UK, 25th November 2014. –  Four southern AHSNs launch new programme to accelerate health innovation in partnership with SETsquared

Four Academic Health Science Networks in the south of England have joined forces with the leading university business incubator, SETsquared, to set up a revolutionary new programme that could see more effective and better value healthcare technologies benefitting patients quicker than ever.

An extensive programme is being launched to help accelerate the faster adoption of cost effective innovation into healthcare across the region to benefit patients and the health economy. In this first round, up to 300 participants will be offered access to seminars, 3-day courses, tailored coaching and mentoring run by SETsquared.

The AHSNs, created by the government in 2013, bring together NHS, universities and industry to identify, test and roll out improvements to the health service.

SETsquared is ranked as the number one university business incubator in Europe, second in the world, and has supported more than 1,000 start-ups and innovators in 11 years.

Simon Bond, Innovation Director of SETsquared, said: ‘We have extensive experience of helping innovators get their ideas off the ground. We are excited to participate in a programme of this scale and ambition.’

Lars Sundstrom, Director of Enterprise and Translation, West of England AHSN said: ‘This initiative will provide a major boost to innovation locally and is a great example of how AHSNs can work together to take advantage of local centres of excellence like SETsquared.’

The programme will be available in the regions covered by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex, South West, Wessex and West of England AHSNs. The five universities that make up SETsquared - Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey - are members of the four AHSNs.


About SETsquared
SETsquared is a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which partners in enterprise activities and collectively supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through spin-outs, licensing, incubation and education. The partnership also works with industry through research collaboration and consultancy.

In the last 11 years SETsquared has developed over 1,000 high tech start-ups that have generated some £1bn in investment. It is named by the UBI as the joint best university incubator in Europe and 4th best globally.

About the AHSNs

15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) were founded by NHS England in 2013 with a brief to improve population health and generate economic growth in England.

AHSNs are licensed by NHS England to improve the health and care of the nation through collaboration with patients, the NHS, academia and industry.
The four AHSNs collaborating in this programme are: Kent Surrey and Sussex AHSN, based in Crawley; South West AHSN, based in Exeter; Wessex AHSN, based in Southampton and West of England AHSN, based in Bristol.

For further information please contact:
For more information, images or interviews please contact: Laura Downton at Carswell Gould T: 023 80 238001 E:
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14  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Urban Living Product and Services Innovation Competition Free briefing workshops on: November 24, 2014, 08:46:16 AM
London and Manchester, 24th November 2014. – InnovateUK are to invest in collaborative R&D projects to build products and services based on integrated city data platforms. Integrated and open data platforms are being developed for cities around the world. As they do, increasing volumes and new types of data will become available. The challenge is to begin to develop the high value products and services that will be built on the integrated data foundations.
The aim of this competition is to support the development of new products and services that exploit integrated systems to deliver new solutions to improve the performance of cities.
We are seeking proposals that enable consortia to prototype, develop and trial products and services that use integrated city data platforms to solve the known problems of city management and operation; improve resilience; and/or contribute to life for citizens that is happy, healthy and harmonious.
Proposals must be collaborative and business-led, with no more than 30% of total project costs being allocated to research organisations. We expect to fund mainly industrial research projects in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for SMEs).
We expect the maximum total award size being around £700k, although we may consider projects outside this range.
This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 15 December 2014. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 11 February 2015.
These workshops set out to:
- To get an overview from industry on the data landscape, current data use in integrated city systems and who should be using it but isn’t.
- To tap into urban living products and services innovation drivers present to discuss emerging developments in integrating city management systems
- To anticipate the kind of data that might lead to the development of new products and services
- To brief the audience on InnovateUK interests in this area and current thinking for competition investment.
- To bring the community into a collaborative and consortia potential space that becomes “competition ready”.
The workshop will also feature the new Horizons tool from InnovateUK that aims to help consortiums think-through the process of applying for competition funding, saving you time and effort during the run-up to such opportunities.
Who should attend
- Data generators and holders of city integrated systems (Local Authorities)
- Urban product and services developers and utilisers of data.
- Developers of new online tools (Apps) the leverage integrated systems data sets
- App developers
- Integrated city management platforms providers
- Research centres in urban living and urban data utilisation

For further information please contact:
Stephen Lowe 07985 807529
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