Saturday, March 31, 2012

Best Architectural, Multiple Residences Awarded to Capital House, Capital Centre

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, March 31st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Capital House, a residential tower being developed by SinoGulf Real Estate Investments and EastGate Capital Group, was awarded the Best Architectural, Multiple Residences - Arabia award.

Maisam architects & engineerswere the design consultant for the architectural and engineering for Capital House, located in the Capital Centre district, adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Maisam design was recognized amongst a strong field of competing project designs at the International Property Awards, the property industry’s most prestigious architectural design competition which was held recently at The Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Emad Muqattash, area manager and partner of Maisam architects & engineers said:

"We are delighted that SinoGulf Real Estate Investments and EastGate Capital Group have selected Maisam architects & engineers for the design and supervision of this project. We are confident that we will be able to give the highest performance and maintain the highest quality and deliver yet another award winning project. This residential tower will be a state of the art product introduced to the Abu Dhabi market."

Andrew Clout, Managing Director of SinoGulf Real Estate Investments commented:

“We are grateful for the recognition that the project design has secured and we appreciate the selection of Capital House for this prestigious award.  We look forward to bringing this property to the market very soon. We thank Maisam for their great work, and hope for other awards”.

About SinoGulf:

SinoGulf Real Estate Investments LLC known as SinoGulf Investments was established in Abu Dhabi in 2003 to develop real estate opportunities and assets for investors from within the Gulf region. SinoGulf has a number of investments, subsidiaries and associates including SinoGulf (DIFC) Limited, an Asset Management subsidiary that is licensed by the DFSA.

About Maisam:

Established by Architect Meisa Batayneh and her team of associates with over than 20 years of architectural and engineering experience, maisam was based on the vision of utilizing knowledge, innovation and design in the pursuit of architectural excellence. maisam’s expertise is focused on providing planning, architecture and design services to developers, corporations, governments and individuals. Maisam’s multidisciplinary team comprises architects, engineers, urban planners, projects managers, landscape designers, and branding experts.

About the Project Award:

The International Property Awards organized in association with Google and BLOOMBERG TELEVISION is open to residential and commercial property projects from around the globe, and judged by a jury panel consisting of more than 80 worldwide professionals whose collective knowledge of the property industry is unsurpassed. Every year, the awards celebrate winners from all around the world and have become recognized as the highest standard of excellence throughout the international industry. It’s worth mentioning that this is the second year in a row that Maisam architects is awarded at this event; in 2010 Maisam was selected for three awards.


Mr. David Cockerton

+971 50 748 6518

April Showers of Prizes from KLUDI RAK!

Thousands of amazing prizes including a Nissan Sunny!

Ras Al Khaima, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, March 31st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

KLUDI RAK is the UAE’s only manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom fittings and accessories, made to the highest European-standards.

The company synergizes the expertise of two giants in the field of manufacturing and marketing: KLUDI – a leading German manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom fittings with over 80 years of experience, and RAK Ceramics the world’s largest ceramic manufacturer, in operation for over 20 years from its sprawling plant in Ras Al Khaimah.

This April, KLUDI RAK is rewarding its customers with thousands of amazing instant prizes, as well as the chance to win a Nissan Sunny in the Grand Draw. Against every spend of Dhs. 500, customers will receive a Scratch and Win Card that guarantees them prizes which include gold coins, Samsung home theatre systems, wireless computer mice, speakers, picture frames and gift vouchers. There will also be a raffle draw on the 15th of May for a Nissan Sunny 2012.

Equipped with state-of-the-art European technology, KLUDI RAK has the required expertise and skills for the development, design and manufacture of fittings that combine innovative and trendsetting designs with technical perfection and high functionality. All its products showcase ‘the best of German technology, made in the UAE’, and take bathroom and kitchen architecture to a new level.

In addition to high-end design and quality, the company is also committed to reducing the wastage of one of earth’s most precious resources – water. The company’s engineers work tirelessly to ensure that its faucets, unlike conventional ones, reduce wastage by up to 60%, by maintaining a constant flow rate.


Mr Raafat Al-Fahoum



BIOTRONIK’s AlCath® Gold Ablation Catheter Coupled with Maximum Voltage-Guided Technique Is Optimal Approach for Typical Atrial Flutter Ablation

Superior gold-tip catheter outperforms platinum-iridium tips – maximum voltage-guided technique is optimal versus conventional ablation

BERLIN - Saturday, March 31st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BIOTRONIKannounced today that its AlCath® Gold  ablation catheter, together with the maximum voltage-guided (MVG) technique for radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial flutter, has been shown to provide optimal clinical results. The post-hoc analysis data from the AURUM 8 clinical study was published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology(JCE).1

AURUM 82is the largest randomized atrial flutter ablation study in the world, with a total of 463 patients undergoing cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation in 19 clinical centers worldwide. The patients were randomized into two groups. They either received treatment using an 8-mm gold-tip catheter or an 8-mm platinum-iridium-tip catheter. The gold-tip catheter was associated with a significantly higher ablation success rate.

In the AURUM 8 study, 72 patients were treated with the MVG technique. A post-hoc analysis compared this subgroup with a patient group who underwent conventional anatomic CTI ablation. The MVG technique markedly reduced ablation time, the number of lesions, fluoroscopy time, the procedure duration and the energy delivered compared with anatomic CTI ablation. Furthermore, this subgroup analysis also confirmed previous results of AURUM 8: the MVG technique has even more advantages with a gold-tip catheter.

“The results of this post-hoc analysis show that the MVG technique is preferred over conventional CTI ablation due to an increased acute success rate, shorter ablation times and less charring,” stated Professor Dr. Thorsten Lewalterof the Isar Heart Center Munich, Medical Center for Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care. “Further analysis showed that using a gold-tip catheter with the MVG technique ensures optimal clinical and health economical outcomes.”

“This latest data confirms the results of a previous randomized study from the Gottsegen Gyorgy Hungarian Institute of Cardiology in Budapest published in 2009”3 commented Dr. Werner Braun, Managing Director at BIOTRONIK. “BIOTRONIK gold-tip ablation catheters are made of 99.9 percent pure gold. Compared with platinum, they provide four times greater thermal conductivity, maintain a cooler tip-temperature, facilitate fast and efficient lesion formation, and reduce coagulation resulting in reduced catheter exchange rates during the procedure.”


1Lewalter et al., Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (2012), “Largest Amplitude Ablation” is the Optimal Approach for Typical Atrial Flutter Ablation: A Subanalysis from the Aurum 8 Study.

2Lewalter et al., Europace (2010), Gold vs. platinum–iridium tip catheter for cavotricuspid isthmus ablation: the AURUM 8 study.

3Attila Kardos et al., PACE (2009), Cavotricuspid Isthmus Ablation with Large-Tip Gold Alloy Versus Platinum-Iridium-Tip Electrode Catheters.


As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cardiovascular medical devices, with several million devices implanted, BIOTRONIK is represented in over 100 countries by its global workforce of over 5,600 employees. Known for having its finger on the pulse of the medical community, BIOTRONIK assesses the challenges physicians face, and provides the best solutions for all phases of patient care, ranging from diagnosis to treatment to patient management. Quality, innovation and reliability define BIOTRONIK and its growing success, and deliver confidence and peace of mind to physicians and their patients worldwide.

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Sandy Hathaway

Senior Director, Global Communications

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EPAM Systems Reports Earnings Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011

NEWTOWN, Pa. - Saturday, March 31st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Fourth Quarter revenues up 10.1% sequentially and 34.4% year-over-year;

Annual revenues of $334.5 Million, up 50.8% year-over-year led by strong growth out of Europe of 82.8%;

Provides guidance for 2012 revenue growth of between 23% and 25%

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading software engineering and IT outsourcing (ITO) provider with development centers across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

    Quarterly revenues increased to a record $95.1 million, up 34.4% compared to the year-ago quarter and 10.1% sequentially
    Quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) on a GAAP basis was $0.29, compared to $0.27 in the year-ago quarter
    Quarterly, Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.30, compared to $0.31 in the year-ago quarter
    Net headcount for IT professionals increased 30.2% to 6,968 as of December 31, 2011, from 5,350 as of December 31, 2010

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $95.1 million, up 34.4% compared to $70.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Income from operations was $15.4 million, an increase of 20.1% compared to $12.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP income from operations was $16.3 million, an increase of $2.0 million or 14.2%, from $14.8 million in 2010. Net income was $12.4 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to $11.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Non-GAAP net income was $13.8 million, resulting in non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.30, compared to $13.8 million, or non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.31 in the fourth quarter of 2010. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to operating results and diluted EPS are included at the end of this release.

Full Year 2011 Highlights

    Revenues increased 50.8% to a record $334.5 million from the previous year.
    Diluted EPS was $0.63, compared to $0.79 in the previous year
    Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.19, compared to $0.94 in the previous year
    Net headcount for IT professionals increased 30.2% to 6,968 as of December 31, 2011

Revenue for 2011 increased to a record $334.5 million, up 50.8% from $221.8 million reported in 2010.

Income from operations for 2011 was $55.0 million, an increase of 67.8% from the previous year. Operating margin increased 166 basis points to 16.4% from 14.8% in the previous year. Non-GAAP income from operation was $60.9 million.

Net income for 2011 was $44.4 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, compared to $28.3 million, or $0.79 per diluted share for 2010. Non-GAAP net income was $53.9 million resulting in on-GAAP diluted EPS of $1.19. This compares to non-GAAP net income of $35.5 million, or non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.94 in 2010. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP operating results and diluted EPS are included at the end of this release.

Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and President of EPAM Systems said, “We are pleased to have completed our initial public offering in February, and are excited to share our results with you for our first quarter as a public company. I would like to thank our entire staff, business partners and everyone who helped make our IPO a success.”

“Despite the global macroeconomic uncertainty, 2011 was a very successful year for EPAM as we delivered strong growth across our targeted services areas, verticals and geographies. First, we benefited from an increased reliance on offshore outsourcing in Europe, where we remain well- positioned to capitalize on this rapidly growing trend. At the same time we have been successfully converting from a highly specialized software engineering shop that served mostly global leading ISVs, into one of the preferred vendors in key and rapidly growing vertical segments. In today’s challenging environment of yet another massive technology conversion, companies are in search for reliable partners with strong engineering heritage and proven hands-on expertise in such emerging trends as social enterprise and enterprise mobility, and cloud and big data. Clients are expecting to receive real help and guidance in delivering complex solutions and services cost-effectively by utilizing a global delivery model but with quality they expected in the past only from local specialized vendors and professional services divisions of leading software product vendors.”

EPAM generated cash from operations of $26.3m in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of $7.6m generated over the fourth quarter of 2010. As of December 31, 2011 EPAM had cash and cash equivalents of $88.8 million and $30.0 million of available borrowings under a revolving line of credit, which expires on October 15, 2013. Currently, the Company has no outstanding borrowings under its revolver.

First Quarter and Full Year 2012 Outlook

EPAM is providing the following guidance:

    First quarter 2012 Revenue of between $92 million and $94 million, representing a growth rate of 26% to 29% over 2011 revenue.
    First quarter 2012 non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.28 to $0.30. These non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates are based on 2012 fiscal year weighted average of 46.3 million diluted shares.
    Full year 2012 Revenue expected to be between $411 million and $418 million, representing a growth rate of 23% to 25% over 2011 revenue.
    On a full year basis, we expect non-GAAP net income growth to be in the range of 10% - 12% with a tax rate of approximately 17%.

Conference Call Information

EPAM will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2011 results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern this morning. A live webcast of the call may be accessed over the Internet from the Company's Investor Relations website at Participants should follow the instructions provided on the website to download and install the necessary audio applications. The conference call also is available by dialing 877-941-2068 (domestic) or 1-480-629-9712 (international) and entering passcode 4523859. Participants should ask for the EPAM Systems fourth quarter and full year conference call.

A replay of the live conference call will be available approximately one hour after the call. The replay will be available on the Company's website or by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1- 858-384-5517 (international) and entering the replay passcode 4523859. The telephonic replay will be available until Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

About EPAM Systems

Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) is a leading global IT services provider with delivery centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM employs over 7,000 IT professionals and provides services to clients worldwide using a global delivery model through its client management and delivery operations in the United States, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, UK, Germany, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Switzerland and Poland.

Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Financial Measures

EPAM supplements results reported in accordance with principles generally accepted in the United States, referred to as GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes these measures help illustrate underlying trends in the company’s business and uses the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing the company’s business and evaluating its performance. Management also believes these measures help investors compare EPAM’s operating performance with its results in prior periods and compare EPAM and similar companies. EPAM anticipates that it will continue to report both GAAP and certain non-GAAP financial measures in its financial results, including non- GAAP results that exclude stock-based compensation expense, write-off and recovery, amortization of purchased intangible assets, goodwill impairment, legal settlement, foreign exchange gains and losses, and M&A costs. However, because EPAM’s reported non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated according to GAAP, these measures are not comparable to GAAP and may not necessarily be comparable to similarly described non-GAAP measures reported by other companies within the company’s industry. Consequently, EPAM’s non-GAAP financial measures should not be evaluated in isolation or supplant comparable GAAP measures, but, rather, should be considered together with its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared according to GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions  Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. These risks and other factors include, but are not limited to, those described under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “intend,” “potential,” “might,” “would,” “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements may differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, and these differences may be material and adverse. EPAM undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable law.

To view the full report and tables please click here.


EPAM Systems, Inc.

Ilya Cantor, +1-267-759-9000 x64588

Chief Financial Officer


PENTAX Lifecare Expands Its R&D Capabilities in Germany

TOKYO - Saturday, March 31st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PENTAX Lifecare, a division of Hoya Corporation (TOKYO:7741), today announced the acquisition of Digital Endoscopy GmbH, which will expand PENTAX's global R&D capabilities. Based in Friedberg, Bavaria, center of Germany's medical technology frontier, Digital Endoscopy develops innovative endoscopic imaging products with expertise in software-based computer architecture and optical illumination technologies.

"Digital Endoscopy and its leadership team will complement our R&D expertise to accelerate product innovation and foster technology leadership, especially given the increasing importance of computer architecture and software to improve image quality as well as ease of use", said Dr. Jayant Saha, Sr. Vice President of Technology, PENTAX Lifecare, "The primary goal behind this expansion of R&D capability into Germany is to accelerate innovative product development with a focus on unmet needs. The combination of Digital Endoscopy GmbH in Germany with our existing world class R&D center in Tokyo Japan will bring the very best of global innovations to make a positive difference to the clinical practice of endoscopy."

About PENTAXLifecare

PENTAX Lifecare is a division of Hoya Group and its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY.

Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Lifecare provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community.

PENTAX Lifecare has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. PENTAX Lifecare employees represent the diverse countries where we do business, allowing us to provide innovative solutions tailored to meet local needs.


Hoya Group

Akiko Maeyama, 813-3232-0065

Corporate Communications

Quintiles to Quantify Healthcare Decisions Using Archimedes Simulator

Validated Simulation Model Helps to Predict Real-World Performance

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. & SAN FRANCISCO - Saturday, March 31st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quintiles and Archimedes Inc. today announced an agreement to co-promote clinical and commercial solutions for biopharmaceutical companies to help reduce the time and expense associated with developing and marketing novel therapies. Through this partnership, Quintiles will incorporate Archimedes’ industry-leading healthcare modeling technology, the ARCHeS Innovator, and expertise into its existing solutions that span the product lifecycle.

“Turning data into insights will allow customers to make faster, better decisions across the product lifecycle and increase their probability of success.”

“ARCHeS Innovator is a tremendous tool for capturing predictive simulations from real-world research, which is vital to helping biopharma improve efficiency and productivity in the New Health,” said Rick Sax, Global Head of Integrated Clinical Services for Quintiles. “Turning data into insights will allow customers to make faster, better decisions across the product lifecycle and increase their probability of success.”

Quintiles will promote and provide access to ARCHeS Innovator, a Software as a Service (SAAS) solution that gives users direct access to the Archimedes Model. The Archimedes Modelis a full-scale computer simulation model of human physiology, diseases, behaviors, interventions and healthcare systems. Through advanced methods of mathematics, computing and data systems, the Model enables users to run clinically realistic virtual trials that drive better decisions in health and economic outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, clinical trial design and portfolio management.

Mika Newton, Vice President, ARCHeS & Consulting Business Leader for Archimedes, said: “Biopharma companies are under enormous pressure to maximize the efficiency and strategic positioning of products they are developing and marketing. This partnership between Archimedes and Quintiles makes advanced simulation modeling and premier medical evidence accessible and fully integrated into customers’ clinical research and commercial activities.”

Michael Ackermann, Senior Vice President in the Commercial Group at Quintiles, said: “Being able to forecast potential outcomes to interventions brings tremendous value for our biopharma customers, who need to increase productivity, shorten timelines and manage risk. Through the simulation and modeling capabilities of Archimedes, we can provide estimates on the impact of interventions, experimental protocols and guidelines on long-term outcomes. This has applications in clinical trial design, product development, commercialization and patient engagement to help our customers increase the probability of their success.”

About Quintiles

Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. Our network of more than 25,000 professionals in 60 countries has an eye on the future while delivering results today with an unwavering commitment to patients, safety and ethics. Quintiles helps biopharmaceutical companies develop and commercialize products to improve and lengthen patients’ lives while demonstrating value to stakeholders. Visit for more information and for additional company news.

About Archimedes

Archimedes Inc. is a healthcare modeling organization. Its core technology – the Archimedes Model – is a clinically realistic, mathematical model of human physiology, diseases, interventions and healthcare systems. The Model is continually validated by comparing the results of simulated trials to the results of real clinical trials and cohort studies. Through innovations such as ARCHeS and IndiGO, Archimedes helps people understand the implications of their decisions and for the last 15 years has been relied upon to answer complex, real world questions for health plans, health systems, medical groups, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and other organizations in the United States and Europe. Archimedes, a Kaiser Permanente Innovation, is based in San Francisco, California.


Quintiles Media Relations

Mari Mansfield, 919-998-2639

Quintiles Investor Relations

Greg Connors, 919-998-2000

GCI Health on behalf of Archimedes

Edie DeVine, 415-365-8543

ADT North America Commercial Security to Be Renamed Tyco Integrated Security

Tyco Integrated Security Will Continue to Deliver Efficient, Innovative and Reliable Commercial Security Solutions

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Thursday, March 29th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) announced today that its ADT North America Commercial Security business unit, the industry’s leading security systems integrator, is changing its name to Tyco Integrated Security. The new name will be phased into use over the coming months.

“Commercial enterprises have different, more complex needs from homes and small businesses, and this name change, from ADT North America Commercial Security to Tyco Integrated Security, is representative of our continued focus and commitment to the commercial market,” said Brian McDonald, COO, Tyco Fire & Security. “We’re building on more than 100 years of experience in the commercial security industry, and investing in the future to continue to deliver the most efficient and innovative security solutions to businesses.”

Tyco Integrated Security will continue to invest in solutions and services, leveraging the global resources of the new standalone Fire & Security company that will result from the separation that is planned to be completed by the end of September. Tyco Integrated Security will continue to deliver leading-edge technologies, and will focus exclusively on the unique, complex and ever-evolving security needs of businesses in North America.

“We are committed to providing leading-edge, customized security solutions and services to our commercial customers in the best ways possible,” said Jay Hauhn, Chief Technology Officer for Tyco Integrated Security. “As our business evolves, we intend to continue delivering the quality and reliability our customers have come to expect. This is an exciting time for our organization, employees and customers alike.”

About ADT North America Commercial Security

A business unit of Tyco International Ltd., ADT North America Commercial Security is North America’s leading security system integrator, providing security and business optimization services to 500,000 customers. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., ADT NA Commercial Security has more than 10,000 employees throughout North America. For more information, visit

About Tyco International

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers around the world. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, and industrial valves and controls. Tyco had 2011 revenue of more than $17 billion and has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at

License information available at www.adt.comor by calling 1-800-ADT-ASAP®

©2012 ADT. All Rights Reserved. ADT, the ADT logo, Anti-Skim and 1-800-ADT-ASAP are registered trademarks of ADT Services AG and are used under license.



Alex Price, 561-213-9982

Manager, Public Relations

MCN Learning Participation at Saudi E-Health 2012 Conference Commemorated

DENVER - Thursday, March 29th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MCN Learning is the recipient of a commemorative plaque for its participation at the Saudi E-Health 2012 international conference. The plaque recognizes MCN Learning’s presence at the conference, and its commitment to support healthcare-centered e-learning in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

The goal of the Saudi E-Health 2012 conference is to bring together both healthcare providers and information technologists to empower the advancements in the delivery, quality, and continuity of healthcare. The conference's strong ties to The Saudi Association for Health Informatics (SAHI) and healthcare communities offer abundant opportunities for interaction and collaboration along with the National E-health initiative as guided by the Saudi Ministry of Health. The Saudi E-Health Conference is the largest of its kind In the Middle East, and it is held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Frank Morello, Vice President of Business Development, accepted the accolade on behalf of MCN Learning. “This recognition is another confirmation of our established presence in the Middle East and of our commitment to health education and training across the globe,” said Mr. Morello. He added: “MCN Learning humbly accepts this recognition, and feels honored to have the opportunity to participate in Saudi E-Health 2012.”

About MCN Learning

MCNLearning provides hospitals and healthcare systems with reliable cost effective solutions related to compliance and learning management. Serving more than 25,000 customers, MCN Learning is focused on serving the educational needs of hospitals, clinics, and all healthcare organizations worldwide. For general information visit For press inquiries, please send an email to Jorge Acuna at


MCN Learning

Jorge Acuna, 303-647-1290

MCN Learning Operations Manager

Thursday, March 29, 2012

نمو متسارع لشركة إنجل تيليكوم

بار، سويسرا - يوم الخَمِيس 29 مارس 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(بزنيس واير): أعلنت شركة "إنجل تيليكوم" (المدرجة في بورصة "أو تي سي" تحت الرمز: OTC: AGLT) أن نتائج أعمالها خلال الربع الأول من عام 2012 تشير إلى تحقيق الشركة لنمو متسارع، حيث سجلت العائدات الناتجة عن أعمال مزودي الخدمات المترابطين إضافة إلى مستويات التدفق العام للأعمال ارتفاعاً للربع الثاني على التوالي بمعدل زيادة بلغ 97 في المائة و84 في المائة على الترتيب مقارنة بالربعين الأخيرين من عام 2011.
وأعرب بيتر وانيك الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة "إنجل تيليكوم" عن رضاه عن التقدم الذي أحرزته الشركة عقب زيادة رأس مالها في ديسمبر من عام 2011، وقال في هذا السياق: "صحيح أن الأرقام التي حقنناها تبدو جيدة، إلا أن إنجازاتنا لا تتوقف هنا، حيث تمكّنا خلال الأشهر القليلة الماضية من تحقيق تقدم ملموس في جودة خدماتنا. وكنتيجة لذلك فإن ’إنجل تيليكوم‘ تسير حالياً على طريق ردم الهوة بينها وبين الشركات من الدرجة الأولى، وإن هذا الأمر سيمكننا من خدمة عملائنا ومزودي الخدمات من ذوي الاعمال ذات الأحجام الصغيرة والمتوسطة العاملين عالمياً ومشغلي الشبكات الافتراضية الجوالة".
ويتجسد هدف "إنجل تيليكوم" بحلول عام 2012 في أن تصبح مركزاً رئيسياً للمكالمات الصوتية التي تتم عبر بروتوكول إنترنت وذلك عبر تحقيقها لهدف تداول نحو مليار دقيقة شهرياً. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، فإن "إنجل تيليكوم" تسعى إلى حصولها على مكانة مرموقة في سوق "أو تي سي" مثل "أو تي سي بي بي" وذلك على طريق تطلعها لأن تصبح مدرجة في بورصة "ناسداك".
إن نص اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أما الترجمة فقد قدمت للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنص اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثل النسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.


"إنجل تيليكوم"
رالف كوهلر
+41 41 7674 136


Rapid Growth for Angel Telecom Corporation

BAAR, Switzerland - Thursday, March 29th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Angel Telecom Corporation (OTC: AGLT) announces that its first quarter 2012 results confirm the company’s rapid growth. Revenues from interconnected service providers as well as general traffic volumes have significantly gone up for a second consecutive quarter with an average increase of 97% and 84%, respectively, compared to the last two quarters of 2011. Peter Waneck, Angel Telecom’s Chief Executive Officer, is pleased with the company’s progress following its successful capital raise in December 2011 and comments: “Not only do our numbers look better. Over the past months we have made significant improvements to the quality of our service. As a result, Angel Telecom is closing the gap on the Tier One companies. This positions us ideally to service our target customers, globally operating small-to-medium sized service providers and MVNOs.”

Angel Telecom’s goal for 2012 is to become a leading switching center for international Voice over IP calls by reaching the milestone of trading 1 billion minutes per month. In addition, Angel Telecom is targeting a listing on a recognized OTC Market such as OTCBB with a view towards a listing on NASDAQ.


Angel Telecom

Ralf Koehler


بنجامن ويست تنسّق عملية شراء المفروشات والتجهيزات والمعدات ومواد التشغيل والمعدات لأكبر مشروع فنادق في العالم

مكاتب الولايات المتحدة ولندن وهونج كونج ستجهّز مجمّعاً يضم 26 فندقاً

مكة المكرّمة، السعودية وبولدر، كولورادو - يوم الخَمِيس 29 مارس 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(بزنيس واير): أعلن مسؤولون من شركة "بنجامن ويست" الرائدة عالمياً في قطاع الفنادق في مجال شراء المفروشات والتجهيزات والمعدات "إف إف آند إي"، ومواد التشغيل والمعدات "أو إس آند إي"، اليوم أنّه قد تم اختيار الشركة لشراء تلك المستلزمات لمشروع واسع يضم 26 فندقاً قيد الإنشاء في مكةّ المكرّمة بالمملكة العربية السعودية. هذا وستنسّق مكاتب "بنجامن ويست" في بولدر ولندن وهونج كونج، بدعم من مكتب المشروع المحلي في جدّة، عملية شراء مستلزمات المشروع الذي تفوق قيمته مليارات الدولارات وتقوم بتنفيذه شركة جبل عمر للتطوير. ومن المتوقع افتتاح الفنادق الخمسة الأولى في عام 2013 وهي: فندق "كونراد" المؤلّف من 637 غرفة، وفندق "هيلتون كونفنشن" المؤلّف من 797 غرفة، وفندق "هيلتون سويتس" المؤلّف من 562 غرفة، وفندق "حياة ريجنسي" المؤلّف من 744 غرفة، وفندق "ماريوت" المؤلّف من 455 غرفة، أي بمجموع 3,195 غرفة.
وسيحيط مجمّع جبل عمر بالمسجد الكبير، وهو أقدس موقع للإسلام، ويُعتقد أنّه سيكون أكبر مشروع يضم فنادق متعددة في العالم، بحيث سيضمّ 38 برجاً، منها مبانٍ سكنية على مساحة 1,950 ألف متر مربّع من الأرض، و58 ألف متر مربّع مخصّصة للصلاة، ومجمع لمحلات التجزئة، وقاعة مؤتمرات تتسع لألفي مقعد.
وتعود هذه الفنادق الـ26 التي تضم نحو 11,535 غرفة، و40 مطعماً وركن مشروبات، إلى علامات 11 شركة فنادق عالمية، منها "هيلتون" و"حياة" و"ماريوت".
وقال عبد السليمان، الرئيس والرئيس التنفيذي لشركة "إكوينوكس هوسبيتاليتي" (، التي تتخذ من سان فرنسيسكو مقراً رئيسياً لها، وهي شركة عالمية للاستحواذ على الفنادق وتطويرها وإدارتها وتقديم الاستشارة حول المشاريع، في معرض تعليقه على الموضوع: "لقد تمثّل دورنا بتقييم العلامات والمشغّلين المناسبين والتوصية بهم والتفاوض معهم، إلى جانب تحديد شركات التصميم الداخلي العالمية الأفضل، وغيرها من الخدمات المحترفة الرائدة في القطاع. لقد أجرينا عند وصولنا إلى مرحلة شراء المفروشات والتجهيزات والمعدات ومواد التشغيل والمعدات، عملية اختيار دقيقة شملت بعضاً من شركات الشراء الأفضل سمعةً في العالم. ووقع اختيارنا على ’بنجامن ويست‘ لأنّها أثبتت أنّها تملك ما يلزم من الحجم والموارد العالمية وقدرة الاكتساب لإنجاز هذا المشروع الضخم بنجاح".
من جهته قال آلان بنجامن، رئيس شركة "بنجامن ويست": "أمام مثل هذا المجمّع من الفنادق، فإن أي مشروع آخر سمعت به طوال مسيرتي المهنية التي تخطّت 25 عاماً في قطاع الفنادق يبدو صغيراً مقارنة به. إذ أنّه سيشمل نحو 20 شركة تابعة لنا على أربع قارات، بحيث ينسّق كل من مكتبنا في لندن بقيادة المدير دانييل إنجلندر، ومكتبنا لإدارة المشاريع في جدّة مستلزمات المساحة المحلية اليومية في السعودية. أمّا فريقنا في هونج كونج، بقيادة المدير بيل شينج فسيساعد على الإشراف والتنسيق في تصنيع المفروشات والتجهيزات والمعدات المنتجة في آسيا، على أن تنسّق مكاتبنا الأخرى عملية توريد السلع من حول العالم".
وأضاف: "سيهتمّ مكتبنا في بولدر بالعملية الضخمة المتمثّلة بتقديم العروض والطلب والتعجيل والمحاسبة وذلك فيما يخصّ نحو 10 آلاف غرض مختلف تمّ اختياره والمناقصة عليها وتصنيعها وشحنها. أمّا برنامجنا الخاص السحابي ’آر بي إم‘، فسيسمح لجميع المشاركين في المشروع بتبادل المعلومات ومتابعة الأسعار في عملات مختلفة وتزويد تقارير محاسبية ومالية مفصّلة وبالوقت الفعلي على مدار الساعة".
وأضاف بنجامن قائلاً: "لقد قمنا بزيادة عدد موظّفينا بنسبة 30 في المائة خلال الأشهر الـ18 الأخيرة تحضيراً لعمليات الترميم المهمة الجارية في 23 بلداً حول العالم. ونحن نمتلك الموارد البشرية والخبرة اللازمة لإدارة هذا المشروع من دون تعطيل مشاريعنا الأخرى، وليس هذا فحسب، بل من أجل زيادتها. وفي التفاصيل، فنحن نهتم اليوم بترميم المشاريع وتطويرها في أكثر من 400 فندق، كما أتممنا مؤخراً شراء مشروعنا رقم 565 لفندق ’ماريوت‘. وتعزّز هذه الإضافات قدرتنا التفاوضية وعلاقتنا مع العملاء، وإلى جانب نظام متابعة المشاريع السحابي، فإنه يمكننا تقديم المنافع لجميع عملائنا، سواء كانوا يجهّزون فندقاً واحداً أم حافظة كاملة للفنادق في أي مكان حول العالم".
وأشار بنجامن إلى أن معرفة الشركة للعلامات المعنية بالمجمّع وبمعايير كل علامة، سيقدّم لفرق التصميم المتعددة مجموعة واسعة من الخيارات واحتمالات التصنيع. حيث قال في هذا السياق: "يُعدّ تحليل الكلفة مهماً لأي مشروع، ولا سيّما بالنسبة لمشروع بهذه الضخامة. فمن المهم التفكير ليس بالسعر الأولي فحسب، بل بتصنيع السلعة وديمومتها. ودائماً ما تتم التسوية على حساب الكلفة وزمن القيادة والديمومة فيما يخص المفروشات والتجهيزات والمعدات، إلا أن معرفتنا وخبرتنا في العمل مع العلامات تخوّلانا إعطاء المالكين أقصى قيمة على المدى البعيد، وأقل كلفة لكل غرض من المفروشات والتجهيزات والمعدات".
إن ما يميّز مشروع جبل عمر عن غيره هو نطاقه. حيث سيتم توريد وشراء وشحن أكثر من 10 آلاف غرض مستقل من نحو 15 بلد بكميات كبيرة من تحف قديمة إلى 25 ألف سرير و100 ألف غطاء وسادة".
وستحتاج الفنادق أيضاً إلى 750 ألف متر مربّع من السجادات ونحو 1,4 مليون متر طولي من جدران الفينيل. وعند إنهاء مشروع جبل عمر وتشغيله، فإنه سيكون قادراً على استيعاب نحو 60 ألف شخص يومياً، و15 مليون شخص سنوياً.
أمّا خدمات التصميم الداخلي للمجمّع، فستزوّدها شركات معروفة حول العالم مثل "ويلسون آسوشيتس"، و"آر تي كي إل"، و"فورست بيركنز"، و"إتش بي إيه"، و"ليو إيه دالي"، و"بي بي جي إم".
لمحة عن "بنجامين ويست"
تتّخذ شركة "بنجامن ويست" من بولدر في ولاية كولورادو الأمريكية مقراً رئيسياً لها، وإلى جانب مكتبها الجديد في مدينة ميامي، تدير الشركة مكاتب لها في كل من شيكاجو ودالاس وهونج كونج ولندن. وبما أنّ طاقم الشركة يضم أكثر من 70 ألف مختص، تُصنّف "بنجامن ويست" كأكبر شركة في العالم لتزويد المفروشات والتجهيزات والمعدات ومواد التشغيل، حيث تقدّم مجموعة كاملة من خدمات الشراء التي تشمل وضع الميزانية وعرض المواصفات والتحليل التقني وتقديم العروض والتعجيل والمحاسبة إلى الفنادق في قطاعات السوق المتوسطة والفاخرة. للمزيد من المعلومات الرجاء زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني التالي:
إن نص اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أما الترجمة فقد قدمت للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنص اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثل النسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.


"بنجامن ويست"
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المجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ يحتفل بعقدٍ من الإنجازات

بروكسل - يوم الخَمِيس 29 مارس 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(بزنيس واير): يحتفل المجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ خلال عام 2012 بالذكرى السنوية العاشرة له، هذا ويُعتبر الدور الذي أداه في زيادة نتائج دراسات أمراض الدماغ خلال العقد الأخير من أبرز الإنجازات التي حققها المجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ. وبلغ تمويل الاتحاد الأوروبي لأبحاث أمراض الدماغ خلال الأعوام الأربع التي سبقت تأسيس هذا المجلس نحو 85 مليون يورو، وارتفع هذا المبلغ اليوم ليتخطى مليار يورو.
وتقول السيدة ميري جيوجيجان كون، المسؤولة عن الأبحاث والابتكار والعلوم في الاتحاد الأوروبي: "خلال العقد الأول بعد تأسيس المجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ، أدى هذا المجلس دوراً أساسياً في مجال العلوم العصبية. علاوةً على ذلك، فإنه يجمع المساهمين كافةً من باحثين وأطباء وصناعيين ومرضى، وأسهم في جعل الإدارات الوطنية والأوروبية والقوى السياسية على أهبة الاستعداد لتقديم الدعم اللازم. والأهم من ذلك، فإن المجلس الأوروربي للدماغ لطالما كام محاوراً قيّماً في الهيئة الأوروبية".
بالإضافة إلى دوره المهم كسببٍ أساسي لدعم مجال أبحاث أمراض الدماغ، يستحق المجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ الاحترام والاهتمام السياسي بفضل تركيزه ورغبته الشديدة بتحسين حياة أولئك الذين يعانون من أمراض واضطرابات الدماغ. ولم يقدم المجلس خلال العقد الماضي براهين مهمة كتقارير كلفة أمراض الدماغ فحسب، بل ركّز أيضاً على تقديم حلول مناسبة. وتمكن المشروع الطموح والرائد الذي حمل عنوان "2014 عامٌ من أجل أمراض الدماغ في الاتحاد الأوروبي" من تغيير مظهر هذا المجال الصحي الحيوي تغييراً شاملاً مستداماً وكذلك الطريقة التي يفكر فيها المواطن الأوربي عندما يتعلق الأمر بدماغهم.
وعلى الرغم من الإنجازات المهمة التي حققها المجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ، يعتقد هذا المجلس أنه لا وقت للراحة ولا مجال للتوقف طويلاً عند الإنجازات التي حققها. ويحرص هذا المجلس على الوصول إلى مرتبة رائدة ومرموقة في مجال أمراض الدماغ وينوي متابعة تركيزه على الشق السياسي من خلال توجيه رسائل جمّة من شأنها أن تُبقي أمراض الدماغ على رأس الأولويات التي تحتاج إلى التمويل.
ويختم السيد ألاستير بينبو، الرئيس التنفيذي للمجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ قائلاً: "أعتقد أن العالم بات يقبل ويفهم أن أمراض الدماغ هي المسؤولة عن كلّ ما تمكن الجنس البشري من إنجازه. وأعتقد أيضاً أن الجميع سيقرّ أن نجاح المجالات الصناعية والقطاعات والمجالات التخصصية الأخرى لا يمكن أن يُعزى إلا إلى الدماغ وبالتالي لا شكّ من أن الجميع سيستفيدون من التعاون مع المجلس الأوروبي لأمراض الدماغ. لقد كانت السنوات العشرة الماضية ذات أهمية كبيرة. ولقد خططنا بشكلٍ عميق لنضمن أن نغيّر خلال السنوات العشر المقبلة أمراض الدماغ إلى الأبد".
إن نص اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أما الترجمة فقد قدمت للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنص اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثل النسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.


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Benjamin West to Coordinate FF&E and OS&E for World’s Largest Hotel Project

U.S., London and Hong Kong Offices to Outfit 26-hotel Complex

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia & BOULDER, Colo. - Thursday, March 29th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Officials of Benjamin West, the hotel industry’s leading global purchasing firm for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and operating supplies and equipment (OS&E), today announced that the company has been selected to purchase the FF&E and OS&E for an expansive 26-hotel project currently under construction in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia. The FF&E and OS&E purchasing for the multi-billion dollar project, developed by Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC), will be coordinated by Benjamin West offices in Boulder, London and Hong Kong, supported by a local project office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The first five hotels, a 637-room Conrad, a 797-room Hilton Convention Hotel, a 562-room Hilton Suites, a 744-room Hyatt Regency and a 455-room Marriott; 3,195 rooms in all, are expected to open in 2013.

The JODC complex will surround the Grand Mosque, the holiest site in Islam, and is believed to be the world’s largest, multi-hotel development. The project will feature 38 towers, including residential components, covering 1,950,000 square meters of floor space, including 58,000 square meters of prayer space, a retail concourse and a 2,000 seat conference hall.

The 26 hotels, comprising 11,535 keys with 40 food and beverage outlets, will showcase brands from 11 international hotel companies, including Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott.

“Our role has been to evaluate, recommend and negotiate the appropriate brands and operators for each hotel, as well as identify internationally acclaimed interior design firms, and other industry leadingprofessional services,” said Abdul Suleman, president and CEO of San Francisco-based Equinox Hospitality (, a global hotel acquisition, development, management and project consulting company. “When it came to purchasing FF&E and OS&E, we conducted an exhaustive selection process involving several of the most respected purchasing companies in the world. We recommended Benjamin West because they demonstrated that they have the size, global resources and proven procurement capability to successfully execute this massive project.”

“This hotel complex dwarfs any development I’ve heard of in my more than 25 years in the hospitality industry,” said Alan Benjamin, president of Benjamin West. “It will involve some 20 Benjamin West associates on four continents. Our London office, led by Daniel Englender, managing director, and our Jeddah project management office will help coordinate day-to-day local area needs in Saudi Arabia. Our Hong Kong team, led by Bill Cheung, managing director, will help supervise and coordinate the manufacturing of the FF&E produced in Asia. Our other offices will coordinate the sourcing of goods from around the world.

“Our Boulder office will handle the massive process of bidding, ordering, expediting and project accounting required to get some 10,000 different items specified, bid, manufactured and shipped. Our cloud-based RPM™ proprietary software program enables everyone involved with the project to share information, track pricing in multiple currencies, and provide the detailed supporting accounting and financial paperwork in real time, 24/7,” he said.

“We increased our staffing by 30 percent in the past 18 months to prepare for the significant renovations currently underway in 23 countries around the world. We already have the human resources and expertise on board to manage this development without disrupting our other projects and have capacity to add more,” Benjamin said. “Currently we are handling renovation and development projects involving more than 400 hotels and recently completed the purchasing for our 565th Marriott project. This additional volume strengthens our negotiating power and vendor relationships, and, coupled with our cloud-based project tracking system, will benefit all of our clients, whether they’re outfitting one hotel or an entire portfolio anywhere in the world.”

Benjamin noted that the purchasing firm’s knowledge of the brands involved in the complex and their respective brand standards will give the multiple design teams the maximum range of choices in products and manufacturing possibilities. “Cost analysis is critical for any project but especially one of this magnitude. It’s important to consider not only the initial price, but the item’s constructability and durability. There are always trade-offs between cost, lead time and durability for FF&E, but our knowledge and experience in working with the brands enables us to give the owners the maximum long-term value and lowest cost over the life of every single FF&E item.”

The scope of the JODC project is what sets it apart. More than 10,000 separate items will be sourced, purchased and shipped from approximately 15 countries in quantities from one-of-a-kind antiques to some 25,000 beds and 100,000 pillow cases.

The hotels will require more than 750,000 square meters of carpeting and some 1.4 million lineal meters of vinyl wall covering. When completed and fully operational, the JODC development will provide lodging for an estimated 60,000 people daily and some 15 million people annually.

Interior design services for the complex are being provided by such world-renowned firms as Wilson Associates, RTKL, Forrest Perkins, HBA, Leo A. Daly and BBGM.

About Benjamin West

In addition to their new office opening in Miami, Boulder, Colorado-headquartered Benjamin West also operates from offices in Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong and London. The firm’s staff of more than 70 professionals ranks Benjamin West as the world’s largest hotel FF&E and OS&E procurement firm providing a full range of purchasing services, including budget development, specification review, technical analysis, bidding, expediting, and project accounting for hotels in the mid-market, upscale and luxury segments. Additional information about the company may be found at its Web site:


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Gemalto selected by KDDI for Japan’s first mobile NFC launch

HONG KONG - Thursday, March 29th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

CARTES in Asia 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CARTES in Asia - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, announces being selected by KDDI for Japan’s first commercial launch of mobile NFC services. KDDI serves over 34 million subscribers in Japan. Successfully launched in January, Gemalto provides a one-stop service to KDDI, encompassing its Allynis Trusted Service Manager (TSM) software and UpTeq NFC high-end security device.

The launch is a part of the recently announced Japan Mobile NFC Consortium that brings together the country’s three largest operators to coordinate the adoption of multiple international standards for NFC. Subscribers are able to experience various types of contactless services ranging from mobile payments, transportation services, e-driver’s licenses, e-ticketing as well as information acquisition from smart posters. The launch sees participation from a wide-range of leading industries including car manufacturers, airlines and cinema operators. The launch in Japan will also allow end users to use NFC services both domestically and outside of Japan.

KDDI’s early migration to Gemalto’s Upteq NFC high-end security SIM-format device provides a solid protection for the operator’s investments in NFC with lower risks and higher returns. KDDI began last year to insert UpTeq NFC in handsets in place of the standard SIM/UICC so they are ready now to mass deploy NFC services. This further permits the operator to progressively incorporate new partners without the need to extensively pre-qualify each and every service and application or anticipate all the subscriber configurations ahead of time. Service providers and KDDI are able to easily deploy and manage new services and install additional applications with full flexibility, after card issuance to end users. KDDI’s mobile NFC program will be based on international standards compliant with GSMA’s Pay-Buy-Mobile specifications, allowing for faster market rollout and ensuring a high level of security for transactions.

“With more than 45 NFC projects globally, Gemalto has unrivalled experience in managing the complexity of building a mobile contactless ecosystem,” said Kenichi Bandou, Senior Manager, KDDI. “As Japan is where mobile proximity started many years ago, with consumers already actively using mobile contactless services, we anticipate quick user adoption of this new service.”

“KDDI’s decision to proceed with commercialization was based on their subscribers’ positive feedback that the pilot program brought much convenience and added value to their daily lives,” added Tan Teck-Lee, President Asia, Gemalto. “Built from our extensive engagements across key digital security markets worldwide, Gemalto’s end-to-end NFC solution will enable further massive deployment of mobile contactless services across Japan. It is also the first step towards NFC roaming capability, which will enable mobile users to make purchases in globally compatible contactless point of sales wherever they are when they travel abroad.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers in 43 countries.

We are at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, anywhere – in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, M2M communication, eHealthcare and eGovernment services.

Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which we design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential data they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle. We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing the convenience and security of their end-users’ digital lives.

Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world.

For more information visit,,, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.


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Asia Pacific

Yvonne Lim, +65 6317 3730

Latin America

Ernesto Haikewitsch, +55 11 51 05 92 20

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Peggy Edoire, +33 4 42 36 45 40

The European Brain Council Celebrates a Decade of Achievements

BRUSSELS - Thursday, March 29th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the European Brain Council. One of the EBC’s most significant achievements has been the role it has played in the increase in brain disorder research funding over the past decade. In the four years prior to the formation of the European Brain Council EU funding of brain research was €85 million; research now exceeds a billion euros.

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: “During the first decade of its life the European Brain Council has played a key role in the area of neurosciences in Europe.

“It has also mobilised all stakeholders from researchers to clinicians, from industrialists to patients, rallying national and European administrations and political forces. And very importantly the European Brain Council has been a valued interlocutor for the European Commission.”

As well as its valuable membership a key reason the European Brain Council warrants such respect and political attention is because of its focus and genuine desire to improve the lives of those with brain disorders. During the past decade it has not only produced significant evidence, such as the Cost of Brain Disorders Reports it is also focussed on providing solutions. The ambitious and exciting project titled Year of the Brain in Europe 2014 has the potential to change the landscape of this vital health area forever as well as the way all European citizens think of their brain.

Despite the significant achievements the European Brain Council believes there is no time to rest on their laurels. Determined to become the leading and most respected organisation in the field of brain disorders they intend to continue their political focus intensifying messaging ensuring brain disorders becomes a priority funding area.

Alastair Benbow, EBC Executive Director concludes: "I strongly believe that as the world accepts more readily and understands that the brain is responsible for everything the human race has ever achieved it will also recognise that there are no industries, sectors or specialist areas which cannot attribute their success to the brain and, therefore, wouldn’t benefit from collaboration with the European Brain Council. The last ten years have been more than significant. We plan on ensuring the next decade changes the landscape of brain disorders forever. "


Vane Percy & Roberts

Simon Vane Percy

(T) 01737 821890


الخطوط الجوية الملكية الأردنية تتعاون مع شركة سيتي ديسكفري لبيع الجولات و خدمات النقل عبر موقع الكتروني ثنائي اللغة.

عمان - يوم الأَرْبعاء 28 مارس 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(بزنيس واير)تشرع الملكية الأردنية انطلاقا من الآن في ببيع الجولات السياحية و خدمة النقل في أهم الوجهات حول العالم بالشراكة  مع شركة سيتي ديسكفري
تم مزاوجة موقع شركة الطيران بسلاسة مع ما يزخر به موقع سيتي ديسكوفري وقرينه موقع خدمة النقل من و إلى المطار بإمكان زبائن الملكية الأردنية الاختيار مثلا بين جولات في مدن لندن أو باريس أو روما، إضافة إلى أهم الوجهات في الشرق الأوسط كدبي والدوحة و أبو ظبي. كما يمكن للمشتركين في برنامج روايال بلس، برنامج الخطوط الملكية للمسافرين المعتادين، أن يحصلوا أميال سفر مقابل كل دينار أردني يصرف على الجولات و عمليات النقل.
قام كل من السيد حسين دباس – المدير العام و الرئيس التنفيذي للخطوط الجوية الملكية الأردنية والسيد امانويل اساورات- رئيس شركة سيتي ديسكفري ومؤسسها بتوقيع الاتفاقية في عمان.
وقال السيد حسين دباس معلقا على الاتفاق: " نحن سعداء بشراكتنا مع شركة سيتي ديسكفري. توفر الملكية الأردنية اليوم وبفضل الشراكة مع شركة سيتي ديسكفري خدمات متطورة تتعدى الخدمات الأساسية المقدمة من قبل شركات الطيران، و هذا من خلال التشكيلة الواسعة للبرامج وأنشطة السفر التي يوفرها موقع سيتي ديسكفري. سيوفر مسافرونا الوقت والمال. عن طريق حجز الجولات والتنقلات عند حجز رحلاتهم مباشرة، سيتمكن مسافرونا من ضمان حجوزاتهم مسبقا خاصة في أماكن جذب السياح، كما سيستفيدون أيضا من أسعار ملائمة جدا. علاوة على هذا فإن هذه الشراكة مع موقع سيتي ديسكفري سيكون لها أثر إيجابي عل مبيعات شركتنا".
عن شركة سيتي ديسكفري:
يوفر برنامج الشراكة لموقع سيتي ديسكفري امكانية التمتع بما يزيد عن 6000 نشاط سفر في أكثر من 110 بلد، وإمكانية النقل من أكثر من 600 ميناء ومطار حول العالم. بصفتها رائدة في توفير خدمات الجولات السياحية والنقل البري، فإن موقع سيتي ديسكفري يبيع مباشرة لعملائها وأيضا من خلال شبكة تزيد على 7500 شريك ووكيل سفر. إن الموقع الالكتروني متاح الآن في  17 لغة. كما أن لنا مكاتبا في كل من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية وفرنسا واليونان وايطاليا  والفلبين.
عن الملكية الأردنية:
أسست  الملكية الأردنية في عام 1963 لتكون وسيلة النقل الجوي الوطني للاردن. تهدف الشركة لأن تكون شركة الطيران المفضلة لربط الأردن وبلاد الشام بالعالم. وتقع الشركة في قلب العاصمة الأردنية عمان، ويتم تسيير رحلاتها من مطار الملكة علياء الدولي. يغطى أسطول طائراتها الحديث والمكون من 32 طائرة 61 وجهة سفر في أربع قارات. وهي الآن عضو في تحالف شركات الطيران" عالم واحد" إلى جانب شركات كبيرة في مجال النقل الجوي.
لمزيد من المعلومات، زوروا موقعنا  أو


"سيتي ديسكفري دوت كوم"
جيورجوس مازاراكيس
مدير إعلام الأعمال
+33 970440774
البريد الإلكتروني:
الموقع الإلكتروني:

"الملكية الأردنية"
رنا سمعان
قسم الإعلام والإتصالات
+962 6 5202068
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Royal Jordanian Airline Collaborates With CityDiscovery to Sell Tours and Transfers on Dual-Language Website

AMMAN, Jordan - Wednesday, March 28th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Royal Jordanian now offers tours and transfers to all major destinations worldwide through a partnership with

The airline website is seamlessly coupled with the portfolio of and its sister site, RJ passengers can choose among tours in top cities such as Paris, London and Rome as well as top Middle East destinations like Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi. Members of the Royal Plus, RJ’s Frequent Flyer Program, can also earn miles for each Jordanian Dinar spent on tours and transfers.

Royal Jordanian President/CEO Hussein Dabbas and CityDiscovery's president and founder Emmanuel Issaurat signed the agreement in Amman.

Dabbas said, “We are pleased to partner with CityDiscovery. RJ now offers enhanced services beyond the airline’s core business through the vast variety of programs and travel activities offered by Passengers will save time and money by directly booking tours and transfers with their flights. They secure reservations in advance and enjoy very convenient prices. Partnering with will help the airline see positive impact on its sales.”

"We’re proud to be working with a leading airline provider." Issaurat commented, “Royal Jordanian Airlines represents a fast-growing region of outbound travelers. We're quite excited to offer them our travel possibilities presented in a familiar format thanks to Royal Jordanian's Arabic language setting, a first for online tours and activities providers.”

About CityDiscovery: is a leading provider of sightseeing tours and ground transportation and sells directly to consumers as well as through a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and partners. The website is available in 17 languages.

About Royal Jordanian:

Established in 1963, Royal Jordanian is the national air carrier of Jordan. Its vision is to be the Airline of choice connecting Jordan and the Levant with the world. The airline is located in the heart of the capital, Amman, and its flights are operated from Queen Alia International Airport. Its modern fleet of 32 aircraft covers 61 destinations on four continents. RJ is also a member in the oneworld airline alliance, along with big names in the air transport industry.

For further information, please visit www.rj.comor


Giorgos Mazarakis

Phone: +33 970440774


أبسولار تطرح وحدات أحادية البلورات تحتوي خلايا قطرها 6 إنشات

تقدم الشركة مستويات أعلى من الاستطاعة الكهربائية من أجل تحسين حجم التركيب والتكاليف

شانجهاي - يوم الأَرْبعاء 28 مارس 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(بزنيس واير): أعلنت "أبسولار"، المزود العالمي الرائد لوحدات الألواح الشمسية، عن إضافتين جديدتين إلى حافظتها من المنتجات عالية الجودة من الوحدات أحادية البلورات مع خلايا قطرها 6 إنشات والمتوفرة في مجموعات تتضمن 60 خلية و72 خلية. وتقدم "أبسولار" التي تعتمد نفس التصميم الذي حظي بشعبية في الوحدات القائمة، إلى عملائها الآن مستويات أعلى من الاستطاعة الكهربائية حتى يومنا هذا: 255 وات و310 وات.
وقامت هذه المنتجات المتوافقة مع معايير اللجنة الإلكتروميكانيكية الدولية ("آي إي سي") و"أندر رايترز لابوراتوري" ("يو إل")، على نجاح الوحدات أحادية البلورات التي تتضمن خلايا قطرها 5 إنشات. ويمكن للذين يقومون بالتركيب القيام بتعديل مستويات الاستطاعة الكهربائية بزيادات بنحو 5 وات بحيث تصبح الأفضل بالنسبة لاحتياجات العملاء في مجالات الطاقة. هذا ويتوافر المنتجان مع خلفية بيضاء أو سوداء من أجل المزيد من التخصيص.
وتتوقع الشركة طلباً قوياً على خيارات الوحدات أحادية البلورات قطرها 6 إنشات في سوق عالمي يحتاج بشدة إلى تقنيات فعالة للغاية وبشكل خاص في الولايات المتحدة وفي أسواق خلايا الطاقة الشمسية المدمجة في أعمال البناء "بي آي بي في"الرائدة في فرنسا وإيطاليا.
وقال ستيفن دو فرين، مدير التكنولوجيا لدى "أبسولار": "تحاول ’أبسولار‘ جاهدة تلبية المتطلبات التقنية المتنوعة لمشاريع شركائنا. وتقوم الشركة من خلال إضافة وحدات أحادية البلورات قطرها 6 إنشات مع خيار الحصول على خلفية بيضاء أو سوداء، بتوفير مجموعة كاملة من التكنولوجيات البلورية". وأضاف: "لقد قمنا بتصميم وحداتنا الجديدة لتلبية الطلب على منتجات ذات كفاءة أعلى. إن هذا الأمر يعني تخيفض موازنة تكاليف الأنظمة والتركيب في جميع أنواع المنشآت، الأمر الذي يعتبر مهماً بشكل خاص بالنسبة للألواح الشمسية الخاصة بالمنازل حيث تكون مساحة الأسطح محدودة".
وتجدر الإشارة إلى أن جميع وحدات "أبسولار" تخضع لكفالة "باور كليب" المقدمة من شركة "باورجارد سبيشاليتي إنشورانس سيرفيسز". وهي تحظى بدعم من شبكة "باورجارد" لمزودي التأمين الحاصلين على تصنيف "آي إم بيست" للقوة المالية من الفئة "أ" الممتازة أو أفضل. وتؤمن سياسة عدم القابلية على الإلغاء الحماية من عيوب المنتجات والتدهور غير الاعتيادي لحالتها على مدى 25 عام.
وقال زي جيانج، المدير التنفيذي لشركة "أبسولار": "نفخر بتقديم أفضل معدل جودة بالنسبة للسعر في القطاع، ونحن نقوم بدفع هذا الأمر إلى الأمام من خلال طرح سلاسل الوحدات أحادية البلورات قطرها 6 إنشات". وأضاف: "تساهم محفظتنا الشاملة من الوحدات البلورية القابلة للتخصيص بالإضافة إلى خيار تغطية المنتجات التي لا مثيل لها، بجعل منتجات ’أبسولار‘ أفضل استثمار شمسي في السوق اليوم".
لمحة عن "أبسولار"
تعد "أبسولار" منتج ومطور عالمي رائد للألواح الشمسية وتقدّم الشركة أفضل نسبة جودة مقابل السعر في أسواق الألواح الضوئية العالمية. تنتج شركة "أبسولار" ألواحاً شمسية مضمونة عالية الجودة تدعمها أولاً ضمانة تأمين عالمية بأسعار تنافسية ويتم ذلك من خلال منصات تصنيع متكاملة ومتنوعة وكذلك عبر نظام إدارة مراقبة الجودة يقوم على البحث والتطوير. يقع مقر أبسولار الرئيسي في شانغهاى وتملك مكاتب في آسيا وأوروبا وأميركا الشمالية لتقديم الدعم لقاعدة العملاء العالمية ولتأمين الدعم التقني وفرق تطوير المنتجات وخدمة العملاء في المواقع. لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى زيارة الموقع التالي:
إن نص اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أما الترجمة فقد قدمت للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنص اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثل النسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.


لوسي تشين
خبيرة في العلاقات العامة والإعلام
+33 1 83 62 02 00
البريد الإلكتروني:

"أنتينا جروب" لصالح "أبسولار"
كيمبرلي سيتليف
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Upsolar Introduces Monocrystalline Modules Featuring 6-inch Cells

Company offers increased wattage capacity to optimize installation size, BOS costs

SHANGHAI - Wednesday, March 28th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced two new additions to its portfolio of high-quality products: monocrystalline modules with 6-inch cells, available in both 60-cell and 72-cell configurations. Implementing the same popular design as its existing modules, Upsolar now offers customers its highest wattage levels to date: 255 Wp and 310Wp, respectively.

Compliant with both International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standards, these products build upon the success of Upsolar’s monocrystalline modules featuring 5-inch cells. Installers can adjust wattage levels in 5Wp increments to best suit a customer’s power needs. Both products are available with white or black backsheets for additional customization.

The company anticipates strong demand for 6-inch monocrystalline options in a global market hungry for high-efficiency technologies, most notably the US and in the leading building-integrated PV (BIPV) markets of France and Italy.

“Upsolar constantly strives to satisfy the diverse technical requirements of our partners’ projects. With the addition of 6-inch monocrystalline modules with both black and white backsheet options, Upsolar now provides a full range of crystalline technologies,” said Stephane Dufrenne, Chief Technology Officer for Upsolar. “We designed our new modules in response to a demand for products with higher efficiency. This equates to reductions in balance of systems and installation costs across all installation types and is especially important for residential PV systems, where rooftop space is limited.”

All Upsolar modules are covered by the PowerCLIP warranty from PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services. Backed by PowerGuard’s network of insurance providers – all with A.M. Best Financial Strength Ratings of “A” (Excellent) or better. This non-cancelable policy offers protection from product defects and abnormal degradation for 25 years.

“We pride ourselves on offering the industry’s best quality-to-price ratio, and we’re raising the bar with the introduction of our six-inch monocrystalline series of modules,” said Zhe Jiang, CEO of Upsolar. “Our comprehensive portfolio of customizable crystalline modules, combined with unmatched product coverage options, make Upsolar products the best solar investment on the market today.”

About Upsolar

Upsolar is a leading international solar module developer and producer, offering the solar industry’s best quality / price ratio in the global PV market. With vertically integrated, diversified manufacturing platforms, as well as an R&D-supported quality control management system, Upsolar produces high quality, reliable solar modules backed by a world-class warranty, at competitive prices. Headquartered in Shanghai, Upsolar has offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America to support an international customer-base, providing on-site technical support, customer service and product development teams. For more information, visit



Lucy Chen, +33 1 83 62 02 00

PR and Communication Specialist

Antenna Group for Upsolar

Kimberly Setliff, +1-415-977-1942

أزبيل تعرض منتجاتها وحلولها في المملكة العربية السعودية

طوكيو - يوم الأَرْبعاء 28 مارس 2012 [ME NewsWire]
 (بزنيس واير): استضافت شركة "أزبيل" (المدرجة في بورصة طوكيو تحت الرمز TOKYO:6845) معرضاً حصرياً لشخصيات مختارة، للتعريف بمفهومها التجاري لحلول دورة الحياة النباتية، وذلك بهدف تعزيز علامة "أزبيل" وتطوير أعمال الشركة في المملكة العربية السعودية. أقيم المعرض خلال يومي 12 و13 مارس في فندق كران بمدينة الجبيل في السعودية.
وتمثلت أهداف هذا المعرض في طرح حلول الشركة لتلبية توقعات العملاء الكبيرة في ما يخص دعم دورة الحياة النباتية في السعودية. وشمل المعرض لمحة عن الحل الذي تقدمه الشركة حول دورة حياة النباتات. وتضمن الحدث عروضاً لمنتجات "ياماتاكي" كالصمامات وأجهزة التحكم بها والأنظمة والحلول. وجذبت تلك العروض جمهوراً كبيراً، حيث شارك المقدّمون والمشاركون في نقاشات هامة. وكان المعرض قد استقطب نحو 100 زائر على مدى يومين.
والجدير بالذكر أنّ شركة "أزبيل" تتفاوض حالياً حول إنشاء مشروع مشترك في السعودية بحلول خريف 2012، وسوف تضع إطار العمل لدعم العملاء المحليين الذين يبحثون عن حلول الشركة.
إن نص اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أما الترجمة فقد قدمت للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنص اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثل النسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.


شركة "أزبيل"
قسم العلاقات العامة، دائرة التخطيط المؤسسي
ماسايوشي كوجاي/ هيروكو سودو
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Azbil Holds Private Exhibition to Promote Azbil Brand Products and Solutions in Saudi Arabia

TOKYO - Wednesday, March 28th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Azbil Corporation (TOKYO:6845) hosted a private exhibition featuring its business concept of plant life cycle solution, with the objective of strengthening the azbil brand and further developing business in Saudi Arabia. The exhibition took place on March 12 and 13 at the Karan Hotel in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

This private exhibition was held with the aim of introducing the company's solutions to meet the strong expectation from customers for plant life cycle support in Saudi Arabia. It included an introduction of the company's plant life cycle solution, and presentations, demonstrations and exhibition of Yamatake products such as valves, valve positioners, systems and solutions. The product demonstrations attracted a large audience, where the presenters and participants engaged in lively discussions. The exhibition drew approximately 100 attendees over two days.

Azbil corporation is currently negotiating the establishment of a joint venture in Saudi Arabia in autumn of 2012, and will lay out a framework for supporting local customers of these solutions.


Azbil Corporation

Masayoshi Kogai/Hiroko Sudo, +81-3-6810-1006

Public Relations Section, Corporate Planning Dept.

BGH verdict - unitedprint wins patent litigation against Vistaprint

DRESDEN, Germany - Wednesday, March 28th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The online printers SE http://www.unitedprint.comand their subsidiary print24 GmbH http://www.print24.dehave won a landmark patent dispute against Vistaprint. On Thursday, March 22 the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) handed down its final verdict on the legal dispute initiated in 2007. The judges finally declared the controversial Vistaprint patent EP 0 852 359 B 1 null and void.

The patent described a process for preparing, processing and transmitting templates via the internet. In 2006, Vistaprint filed the first lawsuit against SE and print24 GmbH. Vistaprint alleged that the subsidiary of SE had, with its powerful FreeDesign tool, violated their patent. The whole European software industry was in a panic over Vistaprint’s attempt to secure a monopoly on the European software market. Had the patent leading to market exclusion obtained by Vistaprint proved valid, it would have been illegal to transmit and process digital data via the internet without infringing the patent.

In 2007, unitedprint successfully appealed to the German Federal Patent Court against the patent. The final verdict delivered by the BGH a few days ago confirmed the patent’s revocation by the Federal Patent Court. With its decisive victory in the dispute, unitedprint has laid the foundations for more open and legally compliant competition in the European software industry. unitedprint is now entitled to considerable damages totaling six figures from the proceedings, after the BGH increased the litigation value.

unitedprint.comSE is Europe’s market leader in the online-printing sector. It provides its customers with top-quality flyers, posters, postcards, prospectuses, business cards, writing paper, and much more besides, in the quickest delivery times, and at the lowest prices.

You can find more information on unitedprint and its products and services at

The original source-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the source-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.

Contacts SE

Contact: Roman Kasper

Tel.: +49-351-27225379




يونايتد برنت تفوز بدعوى براءة الاختراع أمام فيستا برنت

تمّ أخيراً إلغاء براءة الاختراع التي تؤدي إلى احتكار السوق 

دريسدن، ألمانيا - يوم الأَرْبعاء 28 مارس 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(بزنيس واير): ربحت شركة "يوناتيد برنت دوت كوم إس إي"، مزوّد خدمات الطباعة على شبكة الإنترنت ("")، وشركة "برينت 24" ("")التابعة لها، دعوى براءة الاختراع الشهيرة ضدّ "فيستا برنت". فقد أصدرت المحكمة الاتحادية الألمانية يوم الخميس 22 مارس، حكمها النهائي في ما يتعلق بالدعوى القضائية التي بدأت عام 2007، وأعلن القضاة بناءً عليه بأن براءة اختراع "فيستا برنت" ذات الرقم ("EP 0 852 359 B 1")التي هي موضع الخلاف، باطلةً ولاغية.
يصف هذا الاختراع عملية التحضير والمعالجة ونقل النماذج عبر الإنترنت. وفي عام 2006، أقامت "فيستا برنت" أول دعوى قضائية ضدّ "يونايتد برنت دوت كوم إس إي" وشركة "برنت 24" التابعة لها، ادعت فيها بأن شركة "يونايتد برنت دوت كوم إس إي" قد تعدت على براءة اختراعها عبر أداتها المسماة "فري ديزاين". وقد سببت هذه الدعوى في حينها قلقاً لمجتمع البرمجيات الأوروبي بأكمله لا سيما وأنه رأى فيها محاولة تسعى شركة "فيستا برنت" من خلالها فرض سيطرتها على سوق البرمجيات الأوروبي واحتكاره. ولو أن براءة اختراع "فيستا برنت" التي تؤدي إلى احتكار السوق حازت على شرعية، لكانت مُنِعت أية شركة قانوناً من نقل ومعالجة أية بيانات رقمية عبر الإنترنت تحت طائلة اتهامها بالتعدي على براءة الاختراع.
نجحت "يونايتد برنت" عام 2007 باستئناف الحكم الصادر عن محكمة براءات الاختراع الاتحادية الألمانية في ما يتعلق بدعوى براءة الاختراع التي أقامتها "فيستا برنت". وقد أكّد الحكم النهائي الذي صدر عن المحكمة الاتحادية الألمانية منذ بضعة أيام، إلغاء محكمة براءات الاختراع الاتحادية لبراءة الاختراع التي تملكها "فيستا برنت". وبهذا الفوز الحاسم الذي حققته "يونايتد برنت" في هذه الدعوى، تكون قد وضعت أساسات منافسة أكثر انفتاحاً وتوافقاً مع القانون في مجال البرمجيات في أوروبا. الآن وبعد أن زادت المحكمة الاتحادية الألمانية من قيمة الدعوى القضائية، ستحصل شركة "يونايتد برنت" على تعويض كبير عن الأضرار يقدر بمئات الآلاف وذلك في إطار القرارات التي صدرت عن المحكمة.
تعتبر "يونايتد برنت دوت كوم إس إي" شركة رائدة في أوروبا في مجال الطباعة على شبكة الانترنت. تقوم الشركة بتزويد عملائها بنشرات إعلانية وملصقات وبطاقات بريدية وبروشورات وبطاقات تعريف المهنة وورق كتابة ومنتجات أخرى عديدة عالية الجودة، وتسلمها في أسرع وقت ممكن وبأقل الأسعار.
للاطلاع على مزيد من المعلومات عن "يونايتد برنت" ومنتجاتها وخدماتها يمكنكم زيارة الموقع التالي:
إن نص اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أما الترجمة فقد قدمت للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنص اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثلالنسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.


"يونايتد برنت دوت كوم إس إي"
رومان كاسبر
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