AVEVA and ETAP Sign Agreement to Deliver Industry First for Electrical Engineers

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

AVEVA and ETAP’s collaboration provides the first single round-tripping environment for complete data validation including 3D visualisation 

AVEVA and ETAP have signed a partnership agreement under which both companies will jointly develop a software interface between AVEVA Electrical and ETAP’s enterprise solution for electrical power systems. The new interface will provide for the first time electrical engineers with a single round-tripping environment for complete data validation from design and network validation to 3D visualisation. The interface will deliver capabilities for efficient design, development and production for the most complex electrical installations in all types of process and power plants, ships and offshore facilities.

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The collaboration means that engineers will be able to introduce an iterative approach to electrical data changes. They can now seamlessly round-trip data between AVEVA Electrical and ETAP as many times as necessary and can use shared data to visualise and perform accurate cable routing in AVEVA Everything3D through an unbroken workflow.

“Last month customers from around the world gathered to test a pre-release version of the new software interface,” said Shervin Shokooh, Chief Operating Officer, ETAP. “The response was overwhelmingly positive. The interface is helping engineers and designers to repeatedly check the validity of electrical engineering plant design and ensure compliance with relevant industry standards.”

“We have been working with ETAP for many years so it is very rewarding to formalise our partnership with such an important project,” said Dave Wheeldon, Chief Technology Officer, AVEVA. “The interface, which can be easily and quickly introduced at any stage of a project, offers a unique opportunity for electrical engineers to take designs from Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) to detailed design and construction and all the way to operations. The benefits are not just realised during design, it allows electrical validation to continue throughout the life cycle of plant.”

AVEVA Electrical is feature-rich software for electrical engineering and design in plant and marine projects. Its advanced graphical user interfaces, advanced cable routing capabilities, use of design rules and catalogues for data creation offer maximum workflow flexibility, improving project productivity and design quality. AVEVA Electrical is also part of AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering and Design solution that includes AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D), which handles routing and cable segregation in the 3D model. Via a two-way interface, this seamlessly integrates 3D model to create accurate design information.

ETAP is the global market and technology leader in electrical power system modeling, design, analysis, optimization, and predictive real-time solutions. The Company’s software technologies ensure that power systems are designed for optimal reliability, safety, and energy efficiency; when deployed in real-time mode, they enable organizations to manage energy as a strategic asset, maximize system utilization, lower costs, and achieve higher levels of financial stability. Visit http://www.etap.com for more information.

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Strong Demand for Ambi Climate Beta Units

HONG KONG, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ambi Climate – the delightful add-on upgrade that simplifies your comfort and optimises your home’s air conditioning (“AC”) – has officially accepted its first beta testers. Ambi Labs CEO Julian Lee announced the upcoming beta during Echelon 2014, Asia’s Largest Tech Conference, which was recently held in Singapore. Response from the audience was extremely enthusiastic, with the beta test units set aside for this occasion snapped up in less than 2 hours.

Ambi Climate simplifies your AC comfort
Ambi Climate simplifies your AC comfort

“We thank the organisers, e27, for the opportunity to present at Echelon 2014. It was the perfect platform for us to recruit beta testers from across Asia,” stated Julian. “We are also heartened by the fact that our message resonated so strongly with the audience!”

Attendees at e27 were active not just in signing up as beta testers, but they also voted overwhelmingly for Ambi Climate in the People’s Choice Award — one of only 3 prizes awarded to the 10 finalists, who were in turn handpicked out of over 400 startups that applied to Echelon 2014. “We are humbled and grateful to the Echelon attendees for their support. This validates our research into a common pain point amongst consumers in Asia,” said Julian after the event.

Echelon 2014 attendees who registered for the beta trial were also encouraged to state how Ambi Climate would help them, with the largest category of responses related to comfort. “I’m sick of adjusting my AC temperature every 30 mins!” read one, and “I hate waking up [at] night to [turn] off my aircon” stated another. Some saw an opportunity to care for their loved ones: “So that my wife can stop switching the AC on and off throughout the night.” Others wanted Ambi Climate to help with their AC’s energy consumption: “[I am a] big believer in reducing energy waste at home, especially during the night when AC might not be always required. Plus it would save loads on energy bills!”

Ambi Climate harnesses machine learning and big data techniques to solve these problems. It is the world’s first system that learns not just your preferences, but also predicts how conditions in your home will change. Ambi Climate’s patent pending algorithms build up a holistic picture of your home, and are able to adjust your AC settings to ensure your comfort, no matter the time of the day, or outdoor weather patterns. Ambi Climate also provides deep, data-driven insights into the conditions in the user’s home, and the impact of their usage behaviour. This knowledge helps users to take control of their AC usage, allowing them to understand the tradeoffs between comfort and energy consumption.

Want to sign up as a beta tester? Ambi Climate beta devices will soon be available to a wider audience via a crowdfunding campaign. Sign up for the mailing list at http://bit.ly/ambiclimatesubscribe and be notified as soon as they launch their campaign.

Ambi Labs is also announcing an “Ambi-A-Day” video contest. From 16 July to 22 July, contest entrants who submit a video to the Ambi Climate Facebook page detailing why they want an Ambi Climate in 15 seconds or less will have a chance to win a free device. The video with the most votes each day wins a production Ambi Climate device. For further details and Terms and Conditions, visit the official contest page:http://bit.ly/ambi-a-day.

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CUCKOO Electronics Opens First “Cuckoo Brand Shop” In Ho Chi Minh!

SEOUL, South Korea, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cuckoo Electronics Co., Ltd. (CEO Koo Bon-hak), Korea’s No. 1 home appliances company, has a plan to open their first brand shop in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh Phu My Hung.

Launching cutting, CUCKOO Electronics Opens First 'Cuckoo Brand Shop' in Ho Chi Minh
Launching cutting, CUCKOO Electronics Opens First ‘Cuckoo Brand Shop’ in Ho Chi Minh

This is the first brand shop opened by Cuckoo Electronics in Vietnam. The shop will carry Cuckoo brand products such as premium electric pressure rice cookers, electric grills, and water purifiers. Starting with the first shop in Phu My Hung, they are planning to spread Cuckoo brand shops to other large cities including Hanoi, so that more consumers can easily experience Cuckoo products for bigger brand awareness.

Ho Chi Minh, the first city in Vietnam in which a Cuckoo brand shop will be opened, is a commercial city that leads the economy of Vietnam and it is the largest port city. Thus, there is high possibility of attracting a number of consumers who have high purchasing power. A spokesperson for Cuckoo Electronics said that they are expecting that there will be a resulting sales increase of Cuckoo products. In particular, as the Cuckoo brand shop makes it possible for local consumers to be exposed to various household appliances of Cuckoo products, it is expected that more Vietnamese consumers will become familiar with the brand.

An Opening event for customers is going to be held until August 11th. A total of four products, including the steady-selling “Shining Black 2.0” (model name CRP-HXXB1020FB), other Induction Heating (IH) rice cookers and an electric grill, will be offered to consumers at discounted prices. At the same time, several kinds of gifts will be given to consumers who either visit the store or make purchases. Also, customers can have a look the latest premium models from Korea so customers who want the Cuckoo IH rice cooker’s excellent taste of rice can have a wide range of selections.

A spokesperson for Cuckoo Electronics’ overseas business team said, “Cuckoo Electronics has been launched in the position of a premium brand in Vietnam through a variety of products and high quality services,” and added, “As we represent the leading home appliances company in Korea, we will carry out various marketing strategies, including brand shops, to become the No. 1 home appliance brand in Vietnam as well.”

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Yongda Auto Embraces Oriental Yongda’s Fourth Anniversary and Commencement of Automobile Online Service Activities

HONG KONG, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings Limited (“Yongda Auto” or the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group“, stock code: 03669.HK), a leading passenger vehicle retailer and comprehensive service provider in China, is pleased to announce that Oriental Yongda, the only TV shopping automobile retailer in China created by Yongda and Oriental Shopping, officially launched the Car Exhibition on Oriental Shopping Website at its four-year anniversary. After four years’ operation, Oriental Yongda has cooperated with more than twenty well-known brands, including BMW, Audi, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Shanghai Volkswagen, Roewe and hundreds of models on its TV shopping platform, and has successfully broadcasted 300 series of automobile sales program. High-quality programs and high-value schemes have been recognized by the vast of car consumers. The automobile sales program created by Oriental Yongda has not only won the trust of many car consumers, but also gained the widespread attention and recognition from automobile industry and the media. Oriental Yongda has won the “Financial Innovation Award”, “The Most Influential Automobile Sales Platform”, “Best Marketing Innovation Award”, “Gold Award of the Greatest Marketing” and other honors by the China Automobile Dealers Association, the Shanghai Automobile Sales Association, Liberation Daily, China’s Famous Automobile Market and other well-known media and organizations.

The Car Exhibition on Oriental Shopping Website contains live car models, website exclusive offerings, used car exclusive sales and car rentals. The launch of the platform not only provides Oriental Yongda with strong Oriental Shopping TV platform, but also enables Oriental Yongda to step into e-marketing with the assistance of Oriental Shopping Website. The powerful combination of platforms overcomes the timeliness and limitations of TV programs, achieving the 24-hour uninterrupted online sales from 45-minute live show, and diversified development of the automotive services from single new car sales service. This time, Oriental Yongda has launched four business segments, which are used car sales, car rental and leasing, after-sales products, group buy of new cars, providing the vast of customers with a more comprehensive automobile-related services. Under the attention and care of the management from Oriental Shopping and Yongda Auto, Oriental Yongda will pay more attention to consumers’ experiences, constantly develop new products, actively improve service quality, gradually form the service system of car purchase, car maintenance and car upgrading, and to create an integrated automobile sales operators in the multi-media age.

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Ubitus Gaming Cloud Extends DRAGON QUEST X to Nintendo 3DS

TOKYO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ubitus Inc., the worldwide cloud gaming technology leader, is proud to announce the availability of blockbuster MMORPG title DRAGON QUEST X published by Square Enix Co., Ltd. on Nindendo’s most popular portable gaming console Nintendo 3DS™, enabled by its cloud game streaming platform.

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By overcoming the challenges of server side GPU virtualization and scalability, portable console computing architecture and the wireless network quality management, Nintendo 3DS users can now enjoy the high quality MMORPG gaming experience on Nintendo 3DS, playing in the game world together with Wii®, Wii U™ and Windows PC, in addition to Android mobile devices that has also been enabled by Ubitus’ cloud gaming technology.

The service will be commercially launched on September 4th, 2014 in Japan, offering various tickets access plan through Nintendo’s platform. It demonstrates Ubitus’ strong technology leadership in cloud gaming space, and create a new console gaming experience to the next level.

“Ubitus is thrilled to bring the national flagship title from Square Enix to Nintendo’s bestselling Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console through our GameCloud® technology,” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus, “we are committed to provide best technology to enable gaming platform providers to offer best seamless and enjoyable gaming experience over the cloud.

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Noble Group and EIG Form New Energy Company

HONG KONG and WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Noble Group Limited (SGX: N21) (“Noble”) and EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”) today announced the formation and commitment to capitalize Harbour Energy, Ltd (“Harbour Energy”), a company that will own and operate upstream and midstream energy assets globally. Harbour Energy will seek to own high quality assets that provide exposure to key supply trends while capturing value up-lift associated with control of offtake, logistics and supply chain management. Noble will be preferred offtake and marketing partner of Harbour Energy, while EIG, together with the company’s internal management team, will serve as manager of the company and oversee the acquisition of assets. Harbour Energy’s capitalization will be funded solely through balance sheet capital of each of Noble and EIG.

EIG also announced today that Linda Z. Cook has been appointed a Managing Director of EIG, a member of EIG’s Executive Committee and CEO of Harbour Energy.

“The creation of Harbour Energy gives us the exciting opportunity of joining with an industry leader such as EIG to exploit the tremendous opportunities that the changing global energy markets are presenting,” said Yusuf Alireza, Chief Executive Officer of Noble. “This transaction represents a significant milestone in the continued implementation of Noble’s ‘asset light’ strategy, exploiting our best in class expertise in logistics and supply chain management, while partnering with market leading asset managers and owners.”

R. Blair Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of EIG, said, “New sources of supply, together with demand growth in Asia, are driving fundamental changes in the energy sector and related trade flows. By partnering with Noble, we believe Harbour Energy will be uniquely positioned to benefit from the established global platforms of each of our firms and capture value both through the ownership and operational improvement of assets and the flow business those assets generate. We couldn’t be more pleased that someone of the caliber of Linda Cook has agreed to join EIG and serve as CEO of Harbour Energy. She is an extraordinarily accomplished senior executive with deep operating and management expertise across all facets of the global energy industry.”