technology

August 19, 2019

High income users engage less on social media platform Instagram, according to a luxury hospitality influencer and founder of creative agency The Contourage, as they do not have the time or liberty to ‘like’ and comment on photos and videos.

When asked whether Instagram’s trialling the removal of its ‘likes’ feature would turn away advertisers from influencer marketing, Dubai-based Talal Al Rashed said brands should not depend on engagement levels as they do not necessarily create sales.

Speaking to Arabian Business, he said: “I"...

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August 18, 2019

Nikon Middle East FZE is pleased to announce that its full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z 6, and its high-performance standard zoom lens, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, are the respective recipients of the EISA Camera of the Year 2019-2020 and the EISA Professional Standard Zoom Lens 2019-2020 awards, presented by the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).

EISA comments on the reasons the Nikon Z 6 was selected as the EISA Camera of the Year 2019-2020

With the Z 6 (released in November 2018), Nikon has made a superb camera with sensational handling and robust"...

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August 17, 2019

Insomnia Gaming Festival, the UK’s number one gaming event, is set to launch in Dubai as part of a multi-year partnership with Dubai-based Global Event Management (GEM).

The company is set to unleash a three-day gaming spectacular for the thousands of the region’s gamers from October 17-19 at Meydan Grandstand.

“As the fastest growing gaming market in the world, there is a huge appetite for gaming across the Middle East, and we’re very excited to bring something unique to Dubai this October with content that is made for the gamers, by gamers,”"...

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August 17, 2019

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Hesai Photonics Technology Co., Ltd. and Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. RoboSense) for violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 which makes unfair methods of competition and importation of certain products into the United States unlawful. Earlier this week, Velodyne also filed patent infringement complaints against Hesai and RoboSense"...

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August 15, 2019

Changsha Huanghua International Airport in South Central China’s Hunan Province has seen smoother communication between different departments and more accurate dispatching after deploying Hytera’s 400 MHz digital trunking system and multi-mode advanced radios. As of September 2018, the flight on-time rate of the airport has remained above 80% for 14 consecutive months, ranking first in the South Central region for 11 consecutive months.

Due to the increase of trade, tourism, exhibition, and cultural exchanges, the traffic volume of Changsha Huanghua International Airport has maintained a strong growth momentum in recent years. As"...

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August 15, 2019

Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara join forces for the fifth consecutive year in this latest edition of the award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ series: Engineering Big Ideas. To watch the first video, go to https://youtu.be/VRrqHSJFqlM. This four-part series will explore the process of turning an idea into a product and examine the path to commercialization — from discovery to design and eventually development. Imahara and Mouser will explore the stops, the starts, the pitfalls, and the excitement of bringing an idea to life. They will take a closer look at how individuals and small groups can move from idea inception to an end product in the absence of huge corporate resources and technological infrastructure. The Engineering Big Ideas series is supported by Mouser’s valued suppliers Analog Devices, Intel®, Microchip Technology and Molex. To kick off the series, Imahara visits the Arizona test track of Nikola Motor Company. There, he talks with CEO Trevor Milton about how Nikola Motor Company is bringing its vision for hybrid truck design to market, and revolutionizing the economic and environmental impact of commerce in the process. “Innovation is what drives technologists, from makers to professional designers and developers,” states Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics, a leading global distributor with the newest semiconductors......

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August 15, 2019

Mavenir, a leader in accelerating software network transformation and transforming mobile network economics for communications service providers (CSPs), has appointed Aniruddho (Ani) Basu as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Business, based out of the Stockholm office. Ani will leverage Mavenir’s existing and newly created solutions for 5G, IoT and digital transformation to generate new business opportunities for Mavenir in Enterprises and Industries. Offerings will include Enriched Communication, IoT and Private Networks, delivered with new business models, via a digital ecosystem of partners and channels. “This new business focus will enable Mavenir and our channel partners to expand their addressable market, generate new revenues, and create a thriving digital marketplace and ecosystem,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir. “This is an exciting time as we will power Digital Transformation in Enterprises and Industry Verticals with Advanced Services on our cloud-native, 5G ready platform,” said Basu. “These advanced services will be built and deployed as microservices on elastic infrastructure, through agile DevOps......

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August 15, 2019

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced it has been named a leader in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform market in a new research report from IDC entitled “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industrial IoT Platforms in Manufacturing 2019 Vendor Assessment” (doc #US45116819e June 2019). IDC MarketScape positions PTC as a leader in the IIoT platforms market worldwide. The ThingWorx® IIoT platform is the core of PTC’s technology portfolio, designed to provide industrial companies with the functionality and flexibility they need to transform the way they design, manufacture, and operate for a smart, connected world. The IDC MarketScape report examines the capabilities and strategies of PTC and 11 other IIoT platform vendors. Each company was evaluated and assessed according to a wide-ranging set of criteria, including: the robustness of the offering, the company’s go-to-market approach, and the stability and viability of the business. The report highlighted PTC’s strengths, stating that “PTC's software portfolio has the ability to support the integration, unification, and decision support of data, processes, resources, and people.” The report further notes PTC’s product portfolio, stating that it is “well-aligned to deliver on the vendor's vision within the manufacturing space.” PTC’s ThingWorx industrial innovation solutions platform is the centerpiece of its......

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August 14, 2019

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

“During the second quarter, we improved sales bookings 17 percent year-over-year, expanded sales capacity 21 percent year-to-date, and continued to invest in sales productivity and effectiveness,” stated Seth A. Ravin, Rimini Street co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “We also continued to invest in new enterprise software products and services such"...

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August 14, 2019

Netcracker Technology announced today that GlobalData has named Netcracker’s Hybrid Operations Management (HOM) solution as the sole leader in the firm’s 2019 NFV MANO: Competitive Landscape Assessment report. Based on an assessment of 17 vendors, GlobalData cited several unique differentiators of Netcracker’s solution, including its core technology strength, the high number of commercial deployments and its use of a vast ecosystem of onboarded VNFs and services. Netcracker’s HOM solution utilizes an advanced cloud-native, microservices-based architecture that can be deployed on any public or private cloud. Leveraging this environment, the solution leads the market in support for complex and hybrid use cases, including 5G. It is an open and VNF vendor-agnostic solution that incorporates critical capabilities like VNF license management. HOM enables automated onboarding and management of third-party VNFs, IT and IoT applications to help service providers rapidly bring new offerings to market. The solution is fully ETSI compliant, successfully completing ETSI Plugfest tests and winning awards by MEF for service automation and TM Forum for its adoption of open APIs. Netcracker is a primary contributor to the ETSI and OASIS VNF onboarding standards, leading the work on VNF license management. Netcracker has also demonstrated its vision and roadmap for the future of NFV MANO in relation to the evolution......

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