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Sky and Space Global Starts Construction and Integration of its Network of 200 Nano-satellites to serve the World’s Unconnected Population

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Sky and Space Global successfully completed the Critical Design Review of its “Pearls” nano-satellites

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• SAS has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (“CDR”) for its Pearls nano-satellites and is now advancing the project to the construction and integration phase.

• Significant milestone achieved with the presentation of key hardware and software requirements by SAS’ aerospace partner GomSpace.

• First launch of the “Pearls” remains on track for 2019, with successive launches to proceed in the following quarters until the entire constellation of ~200 nano-satellites are in orbit in 2020.

• Multiple binding MoU agreements signed with strategic international telecom partners, are expected to be converted into commercial revenue generating agreements in due course.

• CDR supports the business model of providing low cost communications solutions to individuals and businesses in remote geographies.

Sky and Space Global Ltd (ASX: SAS) a New Space UK company listed in the Australian Stock Exchange, has completed the Critical Design Review (“CDR”) of the Pearls satellite, which now allows the company to immediately proceed with assembly and integration of the nanosatellite network, the company announced. The CDR process was undertaken by global aerospace construction partner GomSpace (SS: GOMX) a European based, Nasdaq listed contractor, specializing in the construction and testing of bespoke nano-satellites.

SAS will deploy a constellation of 200 highly sophisticated nano-satellites over the Equatorial Belt. The network of nano-satellites will provide around the clock affordable voice, data, instant messaging, M2M and IoT communications, enabling SAS to implement its vision to provide communication services to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime.

SAS services will also bring to the equatorial region a huge range of life saving and other services, including search and rescue, disaster management, emergency response, security alarms and recreational tracking. This is in addition to many other services including cellphone applications, offshore communications, smart farming, interactive TV, airplane, vessel and animal tracking, water and electric metering, grid monitoring and ATM.

“We have successfully completed the CDR with GomSpace, reaching another milestone and remaining on track for next year’s planned launch,” says Meir Moalem, Co-founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at SAS. He added that the positive results from the CDR validate the company’s technology, supports its strategy aimed at achieving the goal of providing connectivity to remote geographical locations.

The CDR process assesses all technical components including; schedule, overall design, altitude control performance and system budgets (mass, power and link), to ensure each part is of the highest quality and meets the required standard to progress to the construction phase.

The review concluded that the design presented by GomSpace to SAS complies with the requirements, and the Pearls can now progress to assembly and integration, which will also be undertaken by GomSpace. Assembly and integration are scheduled to commence immediately and construction of the first batch of Pearls is expected to be completed on time for the planned launch.

Once construction and integration are complete, the nano-satellites will then pass through additional technical assessments and testing including a final acceptance test before launch. This represents an important milestone for SAS and signifies the next step in implementing its business model for providing reliable and affordable connectivity services to individuals and businesses in remote geographies.

 

About Sky and Space Global Ltd

Sky and Space Global Ltd is an ASX listed (SAS) satellite company with European and Israeli centres of Aerospace, Satellite and Software Industry Experts. The Company’s core business is to operate a communications infrastructure based on nanosatellite technology and develop highly sophisticated software systems that will deploy, maintain orbit control and handle the communication network in space to provide a global coverage. The Company successfully launched its first three nano-satellites, the ‘3 Diamonds’, into space in June 2017 and is preparing for the launch of a constellation of 200 more nano-satellites by 2020. The Company’s vision is to provide affordable communication coverage and services to anyone, anywhere, anytime with relatively low maintenance costs. This will enable Sky and Space Global to deliver cost-effective communications infrastructure and services to those who need it most and to disrupt the telecommunications and international transport industries. Sky and Space Global Ltd owns 100% of Sky and Space Global (UK) Limited.

 

For more details:

The company website: https://www.skyandspace.global/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sky-and-space-global-uk-ltd

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skyandspaceglobal/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRU4YCBI68NIqA-jyNfBbTg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkySpaceGlobal

 

Alon Mlievski: +972-50-4438778

Meirovitch Public Relations, SAS global PR agency: +972-77-2129988

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Safety in the Cloud: HubStor advances their cloud data technology with strict identity intelligence, establishing clear security and privacy requirements

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Leverages Microsoft Azure Active Director to automate intelligent data management for secondary – storage use cases

KANATA, Ontario — HubStor, the software-based cloud storage innovator, has announced new cloud data management capabilities that enable enterprises to join Azure Active Directory’s extended identity attributes in policies that control the storage, preservation, and security of unstructured data.

The HubStor cloud data management platform uniquely protects unstructured data workloads while incorporating a query-optimized mapping of data access rights, users, and group memberships. Now with extended identity metadata correlated into HubStor’s intelligent policy engine, enterprises can streamline their management of critical information in the following ways:

  • Storage: Automated enrollment into secondary storage – HubStor can now dynamically detect when a user leaves the organization and automatically enroll their Office 365 mailbox and OneDrive for Business site in a backup/archiving policy that captures the data into Azure-based secondary storage
  • Preservation: Retention or legal hold automation – HubStor can dynamically set retention periods on a user’s data in secondary storage when, for example, the user joins a department or leaves the organization.
  • Security: Role-based access control for data streams – HubStor can restrict access permissions into global data streams so that privileged users can search, access, or recover information relating to precise sets of users only. HubStor’s new ability to automate a logical separation within a single data stream for role-based access control is gaining traction in the following scenarios:
    • Email journaling – Storage rules that leverage the Organizational Unit attribute can support controlling access to messages so that legal discovery users can conduct searches, apply holds, and perform exports on email custodians within their particular domain only, for example.
    • Office 365 audit log retention – Similarly, storage rules leveraging the Department attribute work to create a logical separation of events so that particular IT and security administrators can review and produce Office 365 event history for users within specific departments or office locations only.

“We try to keep a keen ear tuned to the needs of our customers as we enhance the HubStor cloud data management platform,” said Brad Janes, VP of Product Management at HubStor. “Enhancing HubStor’s integration with Azure Active Directory and the HubStor policy engine to incorporate identity metadata unlocks never-before-seen data management capabilities in the IT industry.”

About HubStor :

HubStor is a leading innovator in cloud-based storage software. Enterprises use the HubStor cloud data management platform to transform their data storage and protection practices, backup their Office 365 data, journal electronic messages, enable cloud-tiering of file systems, and manage long-term retention of unstructured data. HubStor is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and is a Microsoft Co-Sell Prioritized and Gold ISV Partner.  More information is available at: www.hubstor.net

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Zinnov recognizes increasing capabilities of QuEST Global for converging mechanical, electronics and new age software engineering technologies

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  • QuEST Global retains leadership position in the study titled “Zinnov Zones 2018 – ER&D services” for the fourth consecutive year
  • Positioned in the leadership zone across Automotive, Transportation, Aerospace, Energy & Utilities and Medical Devices
  • Rated as an ‘Expansive and Established’ player in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Design and Simulation Engineering, and Platform Engineering segments
  • Entered into the execution zone of enterprise and consumer software

 Bengaluru, India, February 13, 2019: QuEST Global, the pioneering engineering services provider, today announced that it has retained leadership position in the “Zinnov Zones 2018 – Engineering and R&D Services Rating”, for the fourth consecutive year. The report was published by Zinnov after evaluating more than 35 global engineering service providers in major industry segments. The key parameters for the study included product development capabilities, innovation, client relationships, eco system linkages, scalability etc.

According to Zinnov Zones 2018 report for ER&D Services, QuEST has been positioned in the leadership zone in automotive, transportation, medical devices, energy & utilities and aerospace verticals. The company has gained presence in artificial intelligence & machine learning, design and simulation engineering, and platform engineering where, Zinnov has placed QuEST in the expansive and established zone. Zinnov has also placed QuEST in the execution zone for consumer software, enterprise software, computer peripheral, consumer electronics and industrial automation sectors.

Commenting on this achievement, Ajit Prabhu, Chairman and CEO, QuEST Global said, “This recognition from Zinnov is a re-affirmation of our dedication to solve engineering problems of our customers by converging mechanical, electronics and software technologies. With the help of our proven expertise across the spectrum of advanced technologies, we are committed to enable OEMs and Tier1s across the world to launch new products and discover newer possibilities. Our integrated local-global solution delivery approach and more than two decades of in-depth engineering experience across industries enable us to address the increasing market demand for safety critical and reliable connected products that provide superior customer experience.”

As a pioneer in the engineering services and solutions industry, QuEST has been helping customers to identify problems, proactively create innovative solutions and make products safer and more reliable in today’s digital age. The company’s strong capabilities in areas such as artificial intelligence, connected engineering, augmented reality and software technologies is enabling OEMs and Tier1 suppliers cross the digital divide, while continuing  to provide a reliable backbone of support in the mechanical and electronics world.

About QuEST Global

QuEST Global is a trusted engineering services and solutions partner to many of the world’s most recognized Fortune 500 brands in aero engines, aerospace & defense, automotive, medical devices, oil & gas, power, hi-tech, industrial and rail with 10,000+ associates. For more than 20 years, QuEST has been a trusted partner providing comprehensive support across the complete engineering lifecycle to help our customers improve efficiency, increase quality, create new products and open new markets. Through a collaborative and customized approach, QuEST enables its customers to manage traditional engineering requirements as well as convergence of digital and mechanical technology to help them create safe, dependable and high quality products and services.

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Anto T Ouseph – anto.ouseph@quest-global.com

Pratvii Ponnappa, Weber Shandwick – M: 9886321381| E: PPonnappa@webershandwick.com

About Zinnov

Founded in 2002, Zinnov is headquartered in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. In over a decade, they have built in-depth expertise in engineering and digital practice areas. They assist their customers in effectively leveraging global innovation and technology ecosystems to accelerate innovation and digital transformation.

Zinnov’s team of experienced professionals serves clients in Software, Automotive, Telecom & Networking, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Storage, Healthcare, Banking, Financial Services & Retail verticals, and in the United States, Europe, Japan & India.

For any further media queries, please contact Nitika Goel at media@zinnov.com

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itel Empowers Consumers with the Magic of Technology!

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The Brand Launches Its New Campaign ‘Ab Har Haath Mein Jaadu’

  • itel enables its consumers with the power of magic in every hand
  • Exhibits its latest range of segment-first smartphones, with A23 featuring Face Unlock, A44 Power with big battery and A44 Air with an AI Dual Camera.

 New Delhi |xx February 2018 – Explore the Magic of technology in your smartphones at the best ever prices! Well, yes. itel launches yet another path breaking campaign – ‘Ab Har Haath Mein Jaadu’ for its discerning customers as it completes 3 successful years in India. Aiming to connect with the mass market consumers and enhancing their smartphone experiences by democratizing technology, itel’s new brand campaign creates an aura for all its customers.

For brands, being tuned into people’s aspiration matters and this is what itel has been constantly striving to achieve since its launch in India. With this continuous and conscious effort, itel is aiming towards fuelling the aspiration of the masses thereby, empowering them with a life filled with magic. A life where one is able to connect with the loved ones, communication is not confined to a language, one is able to capture the happy moments of his life without any inhibitions and people come together as one big and happy family. This is itel’s life of magic!

 To Celebrate the onset of the brand campaign, we have worked on our market insights strongly and met people across segments, genres and realised that value is fuelled by creating desirability and affordability, said Goldee Patnaik, Head of Marketing, itel Business Unit, TRANSSION Holdings.

“Har Haath Mein Jaadu resonates with our core belief of providing latest mobile features at the best prices further making customers’ experience magical while using itel smartphones. The new brand campaign compliments itel’s latest range of portfolio which are bringing newness and affordability together to make sure that our customers have a magical experience with each offering,” Mr. Patnaik added.

itel A44 Air, the latest product offering, is a segment-first AI Dual Camera with a full screen display and face unlock at an incredibly affordable price. In 2019, itel’s smartphone portfolio will be primarily driven by AI and hence empowers the consumers with magic of technology while making them feel confident and liberated.

itel, in its true essence, has always been democratising technology for masses.  Its robust footprint via mass market distribution, customer-centric approach, and innovative product portfolio have together made itel one of the most reliable & value-driven brand for 4cr + customers.  As the entry level brand of TRANSSION Holdings, itel aims to continue the same strategy by empowering consumers with the magic of premium features at budget-friendly prices.

 For this new campaign, itel has rolled out a full-fledged and integrated marketing campaign to foster engagements across all the media platforms. From a special retail visibility drive to on-ground activations across all its markets, the campaign will be supported extensively with tactical TV campaign to drive awareness followed by radio amplification to create consumer engagements. To further drive meaningful local connections with consumers during the festival, itel also participated in Pongal and Kumbh Mela, making its presence impactful across markets. Way forward, it is geared up to participate in key festivals across its top markets and connect directly with customers.

Along with the exciting campaign and new brand philosophy, get ready to experience the magnificence of itel’s latest product portfolio – itel A23 with face unlock and bright display at INR 4299, itel A44 Power with full screen display and 4000 mAh battery at INR 4,999 and itel A44 Air with full screen and AI dual camera at INR 4,599. These are well aligned with the current needs and demand of customers, promising a delightful smartphone experience for them thereby, truly democratizing technology for masses.

About itel:

Established in 2007, itel, TRANSSION Holdings entry level brand, is a reliable mobile phone brand for everyone. itel’s mission is to provide budget-friendly mobile communications and it democratises technology for everyone. After more than 10 years’ development, itel has expanded its presence in around 40 emerging markets globally. itel has a product portfolio of smartphones, tablets and feature phones and in 2017, it achieved a landmark sale of more than 77 million devices globally.

itel forayed into the Indian market in April 2016 and has established its leadership position by bringing in unique product portfolio backed by strong service proposition. itel emerged as the second largest player in the overall mobile phone market in India by capturing 9 percent market share for the year 2017, registering an exponential growth of 217% year-on-year as per Q4 2017 CMR report. itel also maintains strong distribution channel and wide service centre presence PAN-India with more than 960 touch points and its exclusive service brand, CarlCare.

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@itelMobileIndia

www.facebook.com/itelMobileIndia/

For further information log on to: http://in.itel-mobile.com/

For any media query:

Joyeeta Mitra
joyeeta.mitra@transsion.com

Priyanka Malhotra

+91 9873990454| Priyanka.Malhotra@text100.co.in

 

 

 

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