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1  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Online PR distribution specialists NeonDrum and PR agency good news! collaborate on: Yesterday at 07:01:15 AM
Reading, UK, 14th April 2014 – Industry-leading online news release distribution specialist NeonDrum today announces a collaboration with a leading German PR agency good news! that will enable B2B companies to maximise their online press release exposure in both English and German-language markets.

The new partnership will allow NeonDrum customers to extend the market-leading global English language distribution already provided by the NeonDrum service to include specialist local language distribution to the German online channel. The supplementary distribution and reporting will be available to NeonDrum customers for an additional fee via the normal distribution credit online purchase process. Professional press release translation can be provided by good news!, on request, as part of its expert distribution to targeted German online media outlets. The collaboration with good news! will also offer a local language point of engagement for German businesses seeking to harness the NeonDrum service.

Commenting on the new service launch, NeonDrum Director and Co-Founder Nicky Denovan said: “We work with businesses all over the world to optimise online visibility and reach for their press releases across key English language web media – from online newsites and blogs to forums and social channels. We are very excited to be joining forces with such an experienced PR agency as good news! to expand our award-winning service to companies seeking local language online exposure in German-speaking markets, and to providing a local contact for German businesses looking to boost their international online footprint.”

good news! Founder and Managing Director Nicole Körber added: “We have been using the NeonDrum service for several years and are delighted with the high publication rate from the press releases. As a PR agency we also have also a strong focus on the B2B market, like NeonDrum. With this cooperation we want to help international companies achieve targeted and high-impact online media coverage across the German market.”

NeonDrum is a press release distribution service specialising in online news. By keyword-tagging and manually distributing news release to a hand-picked list of global online publications, news sites, blogs, forums and social media, NeonDrum generates high quality, instantly visible coverage and delivers measurable results, including increased brand visibility, a boost in quality web traffic and tangible SEO benefits. NeonDrum is the only distribution service to guarantee industry-leading coverage results – measurably better than other newswires.
For more information about the service, please visit:, contact Nicky Denovan/Lloyd Pople on 0844 870 8028 or email info[at]neondrum[dot]com.

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About good news!: (
good news! takes care of operational and strategic public relations tasks: using clear issue management for IT and consulting firms in particular, the company brings targeted impulses into the public eye. Our public relations services ensure credibility and assertiveness on the market for companies, products and images - good news all round.

Media Contact:
Nicole Körber
Managing Director
Email: nicole[at]goodnews[dot]de
Phone: +49 (0)451 88188-12

About NeonDrum: (
NeonDrum is a targeted online news release distribution and monitoring service for business-to-business PR professionals. Our mission is simple: to boost your online news coverage and get you seen on the web by the people that matter.

We keyword-tag and distribute business-to-business (B2B) news releases to a hand-researched list of global online publications, news sites, forums and social bookmarking sites. We maximise quality online hits for every single story and optimise pick-up by social media channels, including blogs and user-generated content (UGC) sites.

NeonDrum delivers:
• Measurable brand visibility: your story is seen by a global online audience and is instantly visible via search – delivering a tangible boost in web visitors and enquiries
• Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): the online coverage that NeonDrum generates improves your keyword ranking in major search engines
• Guaranteed results: industry-leading coverage results for your story – measurably better than other newswires

Media Contact:
Nicky Denovan
Director, NeonDrum
Email: nicky[at]neondrum[dot]com
Phone: +44 (0)7747 017654
Distributed on behalf of EvokedSet Ltd by NeonDrum news distribution service (
2  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Isansys wins two SBRI Healthcare development contracts to improve patient safety on: Yesterday at 05:56:35 AM
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK, 14th April 2014 –  Isansys Lifecare Limited, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient status services and systems, today announces that it has won two SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Healthcare contracts. Granted as part of NHS England’s initiative to enhance the adoption of innovative devices and new technologies, the contracts have been signed with Papworth NHS Trust (Cambridge, UK) for Isansys to expand the functionality and applications of its CE-marked Patient Status Engine (PSE) in two theme areas– patient safety and cancer. Isansys is currently working with a number of hospitals and healthcare service providers to deliver patient monitoring services and patient status solutions based on the PSE platform.

The SBRI Healthcare awards are designed to address critical high cost areas of healthcare where the NHS has identified patient and clinician needs that are not being met. Isansys’ successful proposals have been inspired by requests from UK clinicians and nurses who have identified opportunities to extend the applications of the Patient Status Engine and realise new methods for aiding discovery and treatment.

“Every patient monitored” is the ethos behind Isansys’ SBRI Healthcare contract for improving patient safety. Through the SBRI, the NHS has contracted Isansys to re-develop and cost-reduce a number of third-party devices to be used in conjunction with the Patient Status Engine. Applying the same low-cost and lean-design principles embodied in the company’s already successful Lifetouch™ wearable wireless cardiac monitor, Isansys will produce an integrated suite of low-cost wireless vital signs sensors that will provide new insights into the status of a patient by providing automatic data collection of five vital signs. Combined with a bedside display and data entry screen for manual input (for example, Glasgow Coma Scales), the Patient Status Engine reimagines the way patients are monitored in, and out of, hospital. Through the economies of scale and new consumer-driven technologies, the Isansys platform will enable all patients to be monitored where and whenever needed.

For its SBRI Healthcare development contract to reduce risk in cancer patients, Isansys will reconfigure its Patients Status Engine for home use in order to monitor and analyse subtle variations in vital signs that are early warning signs of sepsis – a potentially life-threatening condition. Patients who have undergone chemotherapy face a difficult and anxious few weeks at home immediately following their treatment, many of whom could unknowingly deteriorate with sepsis. Using multiple data streams from wireless vital sign sensors, the project team will develop a unique algorithm that will enable the detection of sepsis much earlier within the 72-hour critical period, facilitating easier, cheaper and less traumatic intervention. The Patient Status Engine allows the patients’ care teams to have remote 24/7 access to their vital sign data and early warning indicators, and also provides a communication channel to patients for real time feedback and support. This virtual “comfort blanket” will bring peace of mind and allow patients to more confidently engage in their recovery and rehabilitation programmes. By monitoring 20,000 at-risk chemotherapy patients, Isansys estimates that this solution would prevent a large number of deaths and achieve a saving of £70 million annually for the NHS.

Speaking about the announcement, co-founder of Isansys Rebecca Weir said: “Receiving these awards is a real endorsement from the NHS, and the decision makers within the NHS, of our platform solution. Whilst already in use in a number of clinical environments, the Patient Status Engine platform has the capacity to be adapted into a range of applications. We are thrilled to be exploring these with the aid of the NHS and SBRI Healthcare.”

Funded by NHS England, the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) seeks to explore new alternatives to current known practice, with the intention of addressing ongoing difficulties in the healthcare system. The development contracts cover a six month period, to prove feasibility before being expanded to full development and delivery contracts of 18 months.

For regular updates on the progress of these projects, please follow Isansys on Twitter (@isansys) and LinkedIn (

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Notes to editors:
This work was commissioned and funded by NHS England. The views expressed in the publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily that of the funding partners.

About Patient Safety:
The cost to the NHS of patient safety-related issues has been estimated at £2 billion in additional bed days alone that resulted from 850,000 reported in-hospital adverse events. In addition Secretary of Health Jeremy Hunt speaking at a press conference this week disclosed that the NHS is also paying out another £1 billion a year in patient safety related compensation claims. When all the costs arising from patient safety related issues are taken into account the total amount is around £5 billion, close to 5% of the NHS budget. Clinicians and nurses in NHS hospitals in London and Birmingham are currently using Isansys wireless patient monitoring platform (the Patient Status Engine) to continuously collect and analyse patient vital sign data to provide early warning notifications to help them improve the safety of the patients in their care and avoid the largely unnecessary costs of dealing with patient safety related issues.

About Sepsis:
Around a third of the 125,000 chemotherapy patients treated each year in the UK have a high susceptibility to infection and approximately 20,000 will unknowingly deteriorate at home as a result of sepsis, requiring emergency readmission to hospital. Sepsis, often referred to as either blood poisoning or septicaemia, is a serious and life-threatening condition caused by the body overreacting to an infection. A major problem across many clinical areas, sepsis accounts for 100,000 hospital admissions a year in the UK and is the cause of 37,000 deaths.

About the SBRI Healthcare: (
The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) is an NHS England initiative, championed by the newly formed Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), who aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice.

Part of Innovation Health and Wealth the SBRI Healthcare programme sets industry the challenge in a series of health related competitions which result in fully funded development contracts between the awarded company and the NHS. Unlike many R&D projects which offer grant or match funding, SBRI contracts are 100 per cent funded and the company retains the IP.

About Isansys Lifecare Limited: (
Isansys Lifecare is a new generation healthcare company that provides patient surveillance and monitoring services built on an innovative, low cost and scalable platform.

We work with leading healthcare professionals, institutes and policy organisations operating in a wide range of healthcare settings, who want to employ new patient monitoring technologies and methods to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

Isansys’ ‘Vitals as a Service’ TM clinical solution provides continuous real-time information for automated patient surveillance, for early warning scores and track and trigger indicators, and for predicting adverse events. Through its low cost and highly scalable architecture, the LifeTouch-based system offers the opportunity for continuous surveillance of all patients regardless of whether they are in hospital, other care facilities, or at home. For the first time, healthcare providers can not only improve patient safety and enhance clinical outcomes, but also reduce costs associated with avoidable patient deterioration, medical errors, readmissions to intensive care wards, and admissions (and readmissions) to hospital.

Press contacts:
Isansys Lifecare Ltd
Nicky Denovan
EvokedSet PR
isansys [at] evokedset [dot] com
Phone: +44 7747 017654
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3  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Publishing Technology signs new advance deal with Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut on: April 10, 2014, 09:24:14 AM
Oxford and Paris, 10th April 2014 – Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut (ELS), one of the largest publishing groups in France, has signed an agreement with Publishing Technology to roll out the advance Order to Cash solution across three of its subsidiary companies: Editions Francis Lefebvre, Editions Legislatives and Editions Dalloz.

The new system, which will have a French interface, will allow ELS, which produces material across print, ebook and video formats, to package, market, deliver and sell all of its content from one single application, replacing the complex and disparate legacy sales and billing solutions currently in place.

The tax, law and business publisher will now be able to fully integrate and exploit all available sources of revenue; customising its products, creating innovative bundles, experimenting with both new business models and flexible pricing structures, specifically in its subscription sales, and managing ecommerce and fulfilment.

With advance Order to Cash, ELS will also be able to:
• Manage subscriptions and define and support complex access models
• Increase uptake of renewals and better manage the renewal process
• Manage billing and revenue recognition for subscriptions and direct sales
• Improve payment and debt management with a fully integrated accounts receivables
• Target and manage up-selling opportunities with tailored promotions
• Process orders, including currency management and refunds
• Manage physical product shipping and delivery

Olivier Bourgueil at ELS commented: “Publishing content in multiple formats is the way of the future, but it can also bring with it a range of complications. With our product portfolio expanding rapidly to cater for both print and digital requiring the management of complex pricing policies, we need a flexible and innovative new system to help us centrally manage our ecommerce and fulfilment more effectively. We look forward to implementing advance Order to Cash across these three key areas of our business and believe the installation will position us well for the future, helping us to become more agile and creative in how we manage the whole content ecosystem.”

Jane Tappuni, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Publishing Technology, said: “Most publishers’ systems are ill-equipped to cope with the complex demands of the digital age and many tend to use a jumble of disparate and incongruent systems, which can often be more of a burden than an aid. Order to Cash will not only unify the company’s ecommerce and fulfilment activities and requirements, it will also enable ELS to experiment with new models and become more flexible when it comes to delivering and selling content.”

The advance Order to Cash installation will begin in September 2014.


Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact:
Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397873
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 on Twitter @publishingtech, or connect on LinkedIn.
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4  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / JABA-Translations Accelerates Translation Processes with Across Language Server on: April 10, 2014, 05:11:47 AM
Karlsbad, Germany, 10th April 2014 – JABA-Translations, based in Portugal and Spain, makes use of the LSP Edition of the Across Language Server, which is tuned to the needs of language service providers, for smooth customer communication and efficient project coordination. As one of the first users ever, the company has enjoyed a close partnership with Across for several years.

Before JABA-Translations introduced the translation management software, the coordination of translation tasks and the exchange of files had required a lot of manual work. Since the introduction of the system, a more transparent and much more inexpensive project management has been implemented, allowing the language service provider to accommodate individual conditions of their customers. Direct server-to-server interaction is possible where an Across installation exists on the customer side – an aspect that greatly facilitates the exchange of data. Additionally, the automation of numerous administrative chores optimizes and accelerates the process. "All our customer projects comprise the translation, editing, and proofreading (TEP) steps. The use of Across has proved useful in the entire process, as the software not only reduces our administrative overhead but also assists us in complying with our high quality standards. More and more of our customers want their projects to be processed in Across. Meanwhile, we translate about 5.6 million words a year with this system", explains Joaquim Alves, CEO & President of JABA-Translations.

To offer its customers highly professional and efficient project handling, JABA-Translations puts emphasis on the regular training of its employees. Since mid-2013, Across Systems GmbH has been offering a comprehensive training and certification program for language service providers. Based on the successful participation of its employees in the Project Management I and II, Terminology, Translation, and System Administration training modules, JABA-Translations has qualified for the Across Certified v5.7 label.

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
PR-Agency: good news! GmbH
Nicole Körber
Tel: +49 451 88199-12
Fax: +49 451 88199-29
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5  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / SMEs unhappy with their web presence but not investing to improve it, shows Brow on: April 09, 2014, 07:48:10 AM
London, UK, 9th April 2014 – Eight out of ten (79%) small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) say their website is critical or very important to their business but only 28% are happy with their company’s Google rankings. In fact, research undertaken by Browser Media at The Business Show in London shows that only four in ten (43%) of these SMEs are actively investing in marketing their website to improve their web presence.

Joe Friedlein, founder and managing director at Browser Media said: “It’s heartening to find that SMEs understand that their website can be a valuable business asset but equally concerning that only half invest in promoting it more broadly. It’s a bit like setting up a new retail outlet and then only telling family and friends how to find you. In order to attract new customers and grow their businesses, these SMEs need to think like a big brand and make more noise online.”

Of those businesses who do invest in digital marketing, just over half (69%) undertake this solely in-house, a third (31%) have some levels of agency support or outsource entirely. However, those businesses that seek external expertise are more satisfied with their online presence and visibility than those who undertake the work in house.

SME owners and managers were most familiar with the following online marketing disciplines:

social media marketing (91%)
email marketing (89%)
SEO (79%)

and least familiar with:

content marketing (52%)
affiliate marketing (48%
inbound marketing (35%)

Joe Friedlein, concluded: “It’s understandably chicken and egg - lots of small and micro business know they need to invest in digital marketing and that it will grow their business, but they can only cut their cloth according to their means. If these businesses can’t afford long-term activity, then ensuring their website is well optimised is be a good place to start. That way, they have a solid platform from which to build on additional activity as and when they can afford it.”

For more information or to see the associated infographic and blog post, please visit:


Notes to editors:

The research was carried out amongst 188 SME owners and managers at The Business Show, December 2013.

About Browser Media:
Browser Media was born as an SEO agency but has embraced the ‘inbound marketing’ philosophy. The agency has always practiced a PR-led approach to search engine marketing and modern SEO is now proving itself to be based on building authority rather than keywords and meta tags.

Browser Media’s services include online strategy, SEO, PPC, online PR, social media and analytics/CRO.

The company was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Joe Friedlein, and from humble beginnings has grown into a highly respected and award winning marketing agency that boasts a wide portfolio of clients including Scribbler, John Lewis, Colt, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Balloon Flights and Navman.

For further information please contact:
Ali Cort PR Director Browser Media 0207 099 0945
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6  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Cellhire to supply Cannes Marché du Film 2014 on: April 07, 2014, 05:18:40 AM
York, UK, 7th April 2014 – May 2014 will see the 67th Festival de Cannes and Cellhire will again be the official supplier of the Marché du Film for the 14th consecutive year. Throughout the festival critics, producers, distributors, film crews and stars will be able to keep in touch and stay online thanks to Cellhire’s portfolio of voice and data solutions specifically designed for festival attendees. Smartphones, mobile WiFi routers and SIM only products are among those on offer at the event.

Through a unique agreement with Orange France, Cellhire is able to offer 4G service and excellent coverage in Cannes and across France. The company will also be supporting its customers at the event itself with a team of Cellhire specialists on site at the Palais des Festivals venue. Offering on-site support allows Cellhire to maintain its signature high levels of customer service and gives attendees the option to collect and return their equipment at the main Festival venue.

Cellhire’s Aymeric Bouffard, Managing Director of Americas and Mainland Europe said “We are delighted to be supporting the Festival de Cannes for another year. Our partnerships with Marché du Film and Orange France have enabled us to offer some of our fastest products yet to more customers than ever before.”

Cellhire is offering 4G data speeds of up to 150Mb/s for the first time at Cannes. The choice of 3G and 4G data speeds are on offer for all attendees, both are available with mobile WiFi hotspot devices to share the connection between multiple devices on the go.

Cellhire is also behind the Cinando iPhone app, giving Marché du Film participants access to the film industry at their fingertips.

Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of Marché du Film commented "Cellhire has developed a wonderful mobile app that is quick, clear and makes great use of the iPhone user interface, helping us bring the power of the Cinando database to our members at film festivals and markets throughout the year".

About Cellhire:
Formed in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. Cellhire’s next major event commences in June 2014 with the Kick-off of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup where the company is supplying voice and data solution across Brazil.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queens Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the Company's continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

For further information please contact:
Cellhire plc (UK)
Park House
Clifton Park
York, YO30 5PB, UK
James Hepton, Marketing Manager
Email: marketing[at]cellhire[dot]com
Tel: +44 (0)1904 616784
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7  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / SETsquared companies wow at Pitch @ Palace on: April 04, 2014, 07:30:01 AM
Bristol, UK, 4th April 2014 – A company from SETsquared’s innovation centre at the University of Bath has returned victorious from one of the most prestigious investor events that London has ever seen.

Industrial Phycology, which has found a way of using algae to treat wastewater and recover valuable resources, was named joint first place winner of the ‘pitch with the greatest commercial potential’ category at the final of Pitch @ Palace on Wednesday night.

The event, spearheaded by the Duke of York, is the culmination of a series of events aiming to support UK start-ups by giving them access to finance and advice from successful business leaders and investors.

Some 200 investors and mentors gathered at St James’ Palace last night to see the top 36 businesses pitch their business ideas. Among those in the room looking for the next big money-spinning opportunity were national and international investment firms, celebrities and high net worth individuals.

Dr Dan Murray from Industrial Phycology, said getting time face-to-face with big names in investment was one of the biggest benefits of taking part. He said: “Being involved in Pitch @ Palace has been a huge learning experience for us, helping us to develop our pitch and speak to likeminded entrepreneurs about our product.

“The icing on the cake is the contacts we were able to make at the final and we had several promising leads from our conversations with investors that we will be following up over the coming weeks.”

Completing the hat trick of SETsquared businesses selected to take part at the prestigious event were; fellow Bath company, Envolve, which has created a web app that helps public service providers consult with the public; and Neighbourly, a social network that connects community projects with companies that want to make a difference, a member of the Bristol Centre but with bases in both Bath and Bristol.

Nick Sturge, SETsquared centre director at Bristol, said: “The success of SETsquared companies in this prestigious competition is testament to the strength of innovation and entrepreneurialism within the South West. Right on our doorstep is a whole ecosystem of innovative companies that are creating solutions to real world problems and developing profitable businesses that will contribute to the local and national economy.”

SETsquared was one of several high profile partners involved in Pitch @ Palace. Other supporters including KPMG, Telegraph Media Group and Entrepreneur First.


For more information, images or interviews please contact:
Laura Downton at Carswell Gould
T: 023 80 238001
E: laura[at]carswellgould[dot]

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.

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8  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Macmillan Distribution to launch new subscription business on Publishing Technol on: April 02, 2014, 09:07:17 AM
Oxford, UK, 2nd April 2014 –  Macmillan Distribution (MDL), the award-winning international book distributor, is launching a new subscriptions platform to be delivered via Publishing Technology’s advance enterprise system.

MDL will implement the digitally-native Order to Cash module of advance, to expand into the journals fulfilment market, offering publishers an increasing number of subscription-based models for both digital and physical content and providing readers with a seamless user experience at the point of purchase.

With its robust sales, marketing and ecommerce capabilities for serial content, advance Order to Cash will enable MDL’s clients to respond swiftly to market demands, customise products and experiment with new business models, driven by comprehensive data analysis and reporting.

MDL can confirm that Hart Publishing, now part of Bloomsbury Academic, will be the first of its clients to take advantage of the new service, and expects to announce more clients over the coming months.

Matthew Hogg, Commercial Director, Macmillan Distribution (MDL) commented: “A rapidly developing digital supply chain requires a flexible solution to fully manage products, revenues and reporting. In choosing Publishing Technology’s impressive advance system, we will not only have the tools to roll out our new subscriptions service, but opportunities for other new business developments in the future. Critically, that investment to future-proof our business also extends new opportunities to our clients.”

Jane Tappuni, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Publishing Technology, said: “That a major distributor like MDL is investing in new technology to support its own business as well as those of its many publisher partners is a significant step forward for everyone. Because the advance system is built for the digital age, it offers a powerful set of tools to manage, package, sell and distribute content in exciting and innovative new ways that until now have been too challenging to administer. We look forward to working closely with MDL on the installation of the system, and then building on that foundation as the company expands its business and services further still in the future.”


Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact:
Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397873
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 on Twitter @publishingtech, or connect on LinkedIn.

Macmillan Distribution (MDL):
Macmillan Distribution (MDL) is a UK based book distributor that handles over forty publishers including the Macmillan Group. Third party clients include Bloomsbury, Guinness World Records and Ryland, Peters & Small. MDL distributes throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Customers include trade and specialist bookshops, wholesalers, internet retailers, schools and members of the public

MDL is always keen to invest in new systems and approaches to ensure the highest quality of service. Its bespoke sales data warehouse, MIDAS, was shortlisted for the “Innovation in the Supply Chain” award. MIDAS allows publishers immediate and independent access to their sales, creditors and stock information and the ability to analyse the data in a huge variety of ways. MDL was one of the first to be accredited under the e4 books scheme and the “supply chain excellence” programme.

Investment in warehouse technology includes a sophisticated PEEM conveyor and warehouse management system and over the last six years MDL has invested £12m in building new state-of-the-art storage facilities. MDL recently won the Logistics & Supply Chain Best Practice at the CILT Wales National Transport Awards for Project Apple; which improved service to Export customer using e-invoices, improved warehouse efficiencies and consolidation to freight forwarders.

Macmillan Distribution (MDL) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited.
Visit, or follow on Twitter @MDL_News
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9  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Pyxalis adopts Cortus APS cores for smart CMOS image sensors on: April 02, 2014, 05:42:21 AM
Montpellier, France and Grenoble, France, 2nd April 2014 – Cortus, a technology leader in low power, silicon efficient, 32-bit processor IP, and CMOS image sensor solution company, Pyxalis, announce that Pyxalis has been using Cortus APS cores in multiple design projects.

In a range of high performance image sensor designs, Pyxalis has used Cortus processor subsystems for a high level of software integration dedicated to sensor operation management. The processors offer the possibility to integrate more application-specific image processing functions such as auto-white balance, auto-exposure control, etc.

“By using Cortus processor cores we have been able to offer our customers very flexible sensor operation enabling a lot of different modes depending on the applications”, says Philippe Rommeveaux, CEO of Pyxalis. He adds, “Cortus processor cores, with their small silicon footprint, complement our Pyxalis IP allowing us to efficiently deliver designs for different market segments”.

“We are honoured to be chosen by Pyxalis for their high performance image sensors”, says Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus, “Their approach of adding intelligence close to the sensor is an emerging trend in the industry”. He adds, “Using a processor core not only offers programmability to end users, but helps the Pyxalis design team efficiency by making derivative designs easier to implement”.

The Cortus family of APS processors starts with the world’s smallest 32-bit core, the APS1, and goes up to the floating point FPS6. All cores interface to Cortus’ peripherals including Ethernet 10/100 MAC, USB 2.0 Device and USB 2.0 OTG via the efficient APS bus. They also share the simple vectored interrupt structure which ensures rapid, real time interrupt response, with low software overhead.

The APS toolchain and IDE (for C and C++) is available to licensees free of charge, and which can be customised and branded for final customer use. Ports of various RTOSs are available such as FreeRTOS, Micrium ?C/OSII and ?CLinux.

To date over 500 million devices have been manufactured containing Cortus processor cores.

About Cortus:
Cortus S.A.S. is a technology enabler for rapidly growing applications including Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronic devices, smart sensors and security. It has specialised in 32-bit processor cores which can significantly reduce manufacturing costs while achieving computational performance and power constraints. Integrated circuits containing Cortus cores have been manufactured in high volumes for a wide range of applications including automotive, CMOS imaging, M2M controllers, secure execution, sensors, SIM cards, PayTV cards, smart metering and wireless.

Cortus Contact:
Roddy Urquhart, tel: +44 753 158 7023
e-mail: roddy.urquhart[at]cortus[dot]com

About Pyxalis:
Pyxalis SAS (Grenoble-France) is a leading company in CMOS image sensor custom solutions development, serving a wide range of applications in both niche and medium volume markets like medical, machine vision, security, photography, aerospace and more. Pyxalis key strengths are extensive industrial experience, in-depth application knowledge, optimized design methodologies, extended IP portfolio and major innovation capabilities in pixel, analog design, on-chip image digital control and processing.
This major asset has contributed to build an impressive track record of right-first-time innovative image sensors that’s are now reference products on the market.

Pyxalis Contact:
Philippe Rommeveaux, tel: +33 607 860 885
e-mail: philippe.rommeveaux[at]pyxalis[dot]com

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10  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Incubators in danger of becoming sausage factories, warns European research init on: March 28, 2014, 07:13:58 AM
England, UK, 28th March 2014 – A European research initiative has warned that university business incubators in the UK are in danger of becoming ‘sausage factories’.

UBI Index, which has just published a 70-page dossier, analysing the top global performing university incubators, says the industry is leaning towards a prescriptive approach that could limit the chances of promising start-ups.

Creating a fertile breeding ground within areas of technological innovation and cutting-edge research is the best way for university incubators to foster a future fleet of successful start-ups, it adds.

Dhruv Bhatli, Co-Founder, UBI Index, said: “Sadly the industry is leaning towards a ‘sausage factory’ approach. Incubation is undergoing tremendous change and only entrepreneur-centric incubation programmes are going to survive. Unless incubators understand that each startup is different and has distinct requirements, they will never be able to help start-ups achieve their full potential.”

He highlights SETsquared, a partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, as an incubator that is pushing back against the prescriptive approach.

He said: “That’s where SETsquared is different – it adapts its offer to fit the entrepreneurs, which is unique and the only way to avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.”

SETsquared’s incubator, which is ranked as the joint best in the UK and the fourth best globally in the UBI Index, is featured as a best practice model in UBI’s new report.

Dhruv Bhatli continued: “Other incubators could learn from the absolute focus of SETsquared on its clients and its commitment to providing value to its startups. That single-minded focus on the entrepreneur is what makes a champion incubation programme, one that SETsquared clearly is. Another lesson to take from SETsquared is to engage with research-intensive universities. This is something that contributes to the quantity and quality of deal flow, which is the heart of an incubation programme.”

SETsquared was formed in 2002 and runs business incubation centres at the five universities, from which high tech start ups have access to intense business mentoring, networking opportunities and flexible office space.

Over the last 11 years it has helped over 1,000 high tech start ups attract some £1.2 billion in investment. It offers its network of around 150 investors access to only the highest potential tech start-ups. With around 100 applications to join the incubator programme every year, only 50% make the cut, highlighting the calibre of businesses under the SETsquared umbrella.

Karen Brooks, Project Director at SETsquared, says she believes the key to the incubator’s success has been the way it treats each of its clients as unique.

She said: “At SETsquared we are not prescriptive with any of our companies, since all of them have very different needs and are in different situations. Our job is to identify those needs and build a customised program to provide them maximum assistance.”

Simon Bond, Director of SETsquared’s centre in Bath, added: “A close association with research-intensive universities that puts us at the heart of a lot of technology innovation, and in the middle of a cluster of talented engineers, scientists and technologists has been core to our success. This in itself creates a well of activities that bring entrepreneurs close to us.”

The Best Practices at Top University Business Incubators report provides timely and vital information on how to streamline and optimise university business incubators as it reviews the best university incubators in the market and explains how they achieved their success

UBI Index is a European research initiative established to assist incubators around the world to become more efficient and competitive. Based in Stockholm with an international research team, UBI Index has successfully released the first benchmark study of the best university business incubation program around the world. In the Global Benchmark of 2013, 150 incubators from 22 countries participated in the research.


Full copies of the report are available on request.

For more information, images or interviews please contact:
Laura Downton at Carswell Gould
T: 023 80 238001
E: laura[at]carswellgould[dot]

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.

The University Business Incubator (UBI) Index has listed the SETsquared incubator as the best in Europe, alongside jointly-placed NDRC LaunchPad in the Republic of Ireland. The ranking puts SETsquared fourth in the world, with the only other higher ranking counterparts hailing from the US.

In 2013 SETsquared was hailed as a ‘best practice’ model for business incubation in a paper presented at the first International Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference. The document, Management, Strategy and Policy suggestions for European academic incubators: the Creation of a Start-ups’ Ecosystem in the South West England, was authored by Angelo Miglietta and Dario Peirone and copies are available via Carswell Gould on the details below.

Find out more at
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11  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / STARCHIP Announces the STARBOX V2, Its New Generation of Development Tools on: March 27, 2014, 09:37:59 AM
Meyreuil, FRANCE, 27th March 2014 – StarChip®, experts in designing, qualifying and industrializing Smart Card integrated circuits (IC), today announced the release of its second generation of Smart Card development tools, the StarBox V2. StarBox V2 is the development platform supporting StarChip’s next SIM product family and Banking & ID products.

Based on Keolabs’ Raisonance brand hardware and integrated development environment solutions, the StarBox V2 includes all the tools necessary to develop high-quality software in a timely and cost effective manner. StarBox V2 offers advanced emulation features (Rkit), integrated development environment (Ride7) as well as the StarChip Toolchain which includes the latest compiler from Cortus to guarantee the portability of customers’ projects. Last but not least, StarBox V2 supports a wide range of communication protocols, including ISO14443 as well as SWP for upcoming NFC products.

“This new generation of StarBox has been designed as part of StarChip’s strategy to support all new products, from low-end SIM to high-end secure contactless chip. To that matter, StarBox V2 includes a set of innovative and intuitive functions that improves both the performance and the user experience.” said Frederick Bonnin, StarChip Application and Software Manager. “This new development tool allows us to address the growing demand for high security in the Smart Card Market and position StarChip as an active global IC provider that places security as a focus“.

Ultra-fast code loading, infinite breakpoints and enhanced look & feel are some of the major improvements proposed by the StarBox V2. While Ride7 and related kits are available on demand from the StarChip support team, developers will find on StarChip’s support site documentation and tutorial videos demonstrating how to make the best use of StarBox V2 with Ride7.

If you need more information on our STARBOX products, please contact:
- support[at]starchip-ic[dot]com for technical questions or requests.
- sales[at]starchip-ic[dot]com for tool pricing and availability.

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
Tel: +33 1 34 52 20 75
Email: Mounira.bouba[at]starchip-ic[dot]com; sales[at]starchip-ic[dot]com
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12  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / cVidya Harnesses Hadoop Technology to Cut Costs and Enable New Capabilities on: March 26, 2014, 05:53:32 AM
London, UK, 26th March 2014 – cVidya, a leading provider of Revenue Analytics solutions for digital and communications service providers (CSPs), today announced support for the Hadoop platform, which enables cost-effective processing of very large data sets in a distributed computing environment.

By harnessing the increasingly mature Hadoop technology, cVidya is making it viable for new and existing customers to dramatically expand their Fraud Management, Revenue Assurance and Marketing Analytics capabilities. Moreover, the new solution is very cost-effective: By reducing the need for conventional data warehouses, cVidya estimates that Hadoop could enable customers to cut their hardware licensing costs by approximately 70%.

cVidya’s support for Hadoop means it will be feasible for service providers to process and analyze both structured and unstructured data going back several years, rather than just a few months, enabling them to gain a better understanding of the behavior of customers. Hadoop can also enable data analysis at a very granular level in real-time, yielding more insights and sophisticated new algorithms that can be applied to detect fraud, prevent revenue leakage and identify opportunities to cross-sell and up-sell products and services.

cVidya is enabling customers to harness Hadoop in two ways. Depending on whether a digital or communications service provider is already using the open source framework, cVidya can supply a full solution, including the necessary hardware and software, or it can supply an interface into a customer’s existing Hadoop solution. cVidya customers are already piloting the technology in both modes.

“We see the distributed computing capabilities of Hadoop as a game changer for Fraud Management, Revenue Assurance and Marketing Analytics,” said Alon Aginsky, President and CEO of cVidya. “By making it cost-effective to analyze data from many different sources on a massive scale, we are essentially enabling digital and communications service providers to do more for less, thereby boosting profitability.”

About cVidya:
cVidya is a leading supplier of Revenue Analytics solutions to communications and digital service providers. cVidya provides operators with a complete solution, encompassing a big data technology platform and analytical applications designed to optimize profits and support operational and strategic decisions.
cVidya’s Business Protection offering, which supports Risk Management, Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management, enables operators to quickly identify and prevent risks. Its Business Growth offering, which encompasses Marketing Analytics and Sales Performance Management, enables operators to analyze marketing efforts, opportunities and challenges, to optimize marketing strategic planning, and to deliver the right offers to the right customers at the right time.
cVidya has achieved rapid ROI for more than 150 customers globally, including British Telecom, Telefonica Group, Vodafone, AT&T, MTN and DTAG.

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For further information please contact:
Media Contact:
Julia Simonova-Lopez
Director PR Marketing and Digital Media Solutions
Juliet Media International
Tel: +44 7432 144804
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13  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / China Telecom Group and AsiaInfo’s game-changing B2B collaboration platform earn on: March 25, 2014, 11:15:08 PM
Beijing and Cambridge, UK, 25th March 2014 - AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc., Asia’s leading supplier of BSS systems, today announced that the implementation of its B2B collaboration platform by China Telecom has been nominated in the Open Digital category of the annual TM Forum Excellence Awards. AsiaInfo’s Veris™ Open Operational Platform (O2P) is a collaboration platform that enables the creation and deployment of converged digital services between over-the-top (OTT) providers and network operators. The solution has been successfully deployed by China Telecom since 2011.

O2P was created by AsiaInfo-Linkage to enable operators to boost revenues by converging their products with those of the OTT players, who in turn get access to the operator’s advanced back-office IT capabilities. A recent survey1 revealed that 93% of operators see value in partnering with OTT players. Veris O2P provides the capability for operators to add more value to their OTT partnerships, as well as reducing the IT cost of working with multiple partners.

China Telecom currently hosts more than 20 OTT partners on the platform across its fixed mobile and IPTV services, and is constantly evolving to provide a more streamlined, cost-effective implementation. With China Telecom’s help, AsiaInfo-Linkage has continually enhanced O2P to optimize the collaboration process for all members of the digital ecosystem. O2P is now available as a commercial product as part of the Veris™ product suite.

TM Forum's Excellence Awards recognise operational and business excellence across the communications and media industries and provide a unique opportunity for companies to demonstrate their leadership, expertise and initiatives. The award finalists in all five categories will be announced on April 8, 2014.
For more information about the awards, please visit:


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About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.:
AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services to the telecommunications industry. Headquartered in Beijing, we employ more than 11,500 professionals worldwide.

AsiaInfo-Linkage provides a full suite of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) and associated professional services. 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.

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 recent expansion into Europe has already resulted in a major contract with Telenor ASA (Telenor Group).

Our aim is to be the leading IT solutions provider to the global telecommunications industry, enabling the Connected Digital Lifestyle, and helping our customers build, maintain, operate and constantly improve their network infrastructure and IT environment.
For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit

AsiaInfo PR (EMEA):
Nicky Denovan/Kevin Taylor
Standing Tall Communications
Email: nicky[at]standingtallcomms[dot]com/kevin[at]standingtallcomms[dot]com
Mobile: +44 (0)7747 017654 / +44 (0)7850 858291
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14  THE TECHNO CLUB [ TECHNOWORLDINC.COM ] / Techno News / Premiere for PDF Days Europe on: March 24, 2014, 07:40:57 AM
Berlin, Germany, 24th March 2014 – Since its beginnings in 1993, PDF technology has become a gigantic ecosystem with thousands of different providers. Originally a proprietary file format, today PDF is a critical part of global IT infrastructure used in almost every sector and industry imaginable. On the 16th and 17th of June 2014, the PDF Association is dedicating another event entirely to the format: PDF Days Europe. The premiere event will be held in Cologne. At this star-studded conference, users and developers will find answers to their questions and ideas for optimal usage of the PDF format. Each different PDF standard will be considered and its potential applications discussed. The agenda for the first day, Educational Day, will include developer- and product-independent presentations on PDF-related themes, such as PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X, PDF/VT, PDF/E and PDF itself. Day two, Solution Day, is dedicated to practical applications for PDF solutions. Cutting-edge questions will be answered, such as “Where is PDF going?” “How can organizations best leverage PDF’s subset standards for archival, accessibility, engineering and print?” “How reliable is PDF?” and “What will PDF 2.0 look like?”

“PDF today is an open ISO standard with a wide range of potential applications. This, along with the wide range of PDF standards, can sometimes make it difficult to maintain an overview of the situation. In PDF Days Europe, we are offering a roadmap”, said Olaf Drümmer, chairman of the PDF Association, explaining the Association’s concerns.

The conference programme includes a wide range of subjects, meaning that IT managers, decision makers, ECM strategists, developers and PDF experts will be sure to get their money’s worth. At the beginning of the event, Frank Easton, system developer at HUK Coburg, will present his keynote speech, titled “PDF or not PDF”, describing his experiences integrating the PDF format into business processes. In the presentation that follows, participants will get a compact overview of all current PDF standards in just 45 minutes. After this, three parallel tracks will be available: Basics, Advanced, and a slot with German-speaking presentations. An evening event together, including the opportunity to watch the football world cup match between Germany and Portugal, will close out the first day of the programme.

Solution Day will start with a compact series of presentations describing new and innovative tools from a range of providers. Participants will be able to choose between a presentation slot containing customer project reports and best practices for users and developers, a slot containing instructions and workshops on the subject of PDF/UA and PDF/A, or they can visit the iText Summit taking place on the same day.

For further information and to register, visit:

About the PDF Association:
First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology.
The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Actino Software GmbH, Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, intarsys consulting GmbH and LuraTech Europe GmbH. The association’s chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000, the PDF Standard, is the association’s vice-chairman.

For further information please contact:
PDF Association;
Thomas Zellmann Neue Kantstr. 14 D-14057 Berlin Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 - 0 Fax: +49 30 39 40 50 - 99 info[at]pdfa[dot]org
good news! GmbH;
Nicole Körber Kolberger Str. 36 D-23617 Stockelsdorf Phone: +49 451 881 99 - 12 Fax: +49 451 881 99 - 29 pdfa[at]goodnews[dot]de
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