Convergence Plus
Press Release
Friday, September 20, 2019
Matrix becomes the first company to get TEC Certificate under the newly launched MTCTE Program

Mr. Ganesh Jivani, Managing Director of Matrix receiving the. TEC certificate from Mr. Anshu Prakash, Secretary Telecom, Government of India

Matrix, a leading manufacturer of enterprise-grade Telecom and Security solutions, is the first company to get TEC certificate under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) launched by TEC, Govt. of India. Mr Ganesh Jivani, Managing Director of Matrix was honored with the TEC certificate from Mr. Anshu Prakash, Secretary Telecom, Government of India at an event organized by TEC at Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi.

“Having been a leading provider of IP-PBX, VoIP phones, Media Gateways and other telecom equipment, we recognize the necessity and importance of TEC certification.” said Ganesh Jivani, Managing Director of Matrix. “Matrix Telecom solutions are offered in 50+ countries including India, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, UAE, Africa and others. We invest a significant amount of R&D resources to ensure Matrix products meet the standards enforced in these countries. Compliance is an integral and important dimension of product quality at Matrix. ”

About Matrix
Established in 1991, Matrix is a leader in Security and Telecom solutions for modern businesses and enterprises. As an innovative, technology driven and customer focused organization, the company is committed to keep pace with the revolutions in the Security and Telecom industries. With around 40% of its human resources dedicated to the development of new products, Matrix has launched cutting-edge products like Video Surveillance Systems - Video Management Software, Network Video Recorder and IP Camera, Access Control and Time-Attendance Systems as well as Telecom Solutions such as Unified Communications, IP-PBX, Universal Gateways, VoIP and GSM Gateways and Communication Endpoints. These solutions are feature-rich, reliable and conform to the international standards. Having global footprints in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa through an extensive network of more than 2,500 channel partners, Matrix ensures that the products serve the needs of its customers faster and longer. Matrix has gained trust and admiration of customers representing the entire spectrum of industries. Matrix has won many international awards for its innovative products.

18th July 2019 - GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Scheinder Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) was attended by the following key speakers:

- Mr. Sanjay Pathak – Former Commissioner Planning – DDA (Delhi Development Authority)
- Mr. Dhirajkumar Pandirkar – Chief Engineer MHADA – Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority
- Mr. Asutosh Limaye – Director Research – Anarock Property Consultants
- Mr. Manish Motwani – Director & CEO – RSP India
- Mr. Sriram Natrajan – VP Project Management – Radius Developers
- Mr. Amitabh Kumar – Senior VP Engineering – Puranik Buikders
- Mr. Kumar Ravindra – Design Director – Venkataramanan Associates and many more such industry experts were seen on the panel and giving key note address at the event. The event also hosted 150+ construction industry peers alongside 16 unique construction products & solutions brands like, Technocraft Industries, Meinhardt EPCM India Pvt Ltd ,British Paints, Living Art Interiors, Norisys, , Omega Elevators, MFS Formwork, Bronco Buildsmart LLP and many more such innovative and quality brands showcased their solutions here.

GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Scheinder Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) was divided into 3 parts which included Conference Sessions, B2B Meetings & #Time2Leap Awards . The key takeaways from the conference session was to streamline effective measures for development & re-development of buildings by comparing interstate modules & measures taken into consideration, while planning the same. The main areas of discussion circulated around the history of Bombay City, Category of Buildings, Reasons why redevelopment is of key importance today, smart construction technologies saving time & money, Stats on how cities are economic engines, key components that elevate a projects – Architects & Interior Designers point of view. The B2B meetings was the 2nd part of the summit, the feedback collected suggested that 2 out of 3 leads introduced to all the brands were unique and each company received a bare minimum of 10 decision makers of their choice. The summit also hosted a gala awards night #Time2Leap Awards 2nd Edition which proved to be hugely popular & successful, formulated to honor innovative & sustainable construction marvels that are changing the dimensions of buildings in India. The #Time2Leap Awards winners were as follows:
• Blocher Partners India Pvt Ltd - Most Innovative Architecture Design- Mix Use - Mondeal Heights
• JMC Projects - Residential property of the year – Prestige IVY League – Luxury Segment
• Anruna Green Ventures - Best Sustainable Initiator - Waste Management
• Anushree Green Tech - Best Clean & Green Energy Company of the Year
• Global Advertisers - Best Outdoor Adverstisng Agency - Global Advertisers
• DPA Consultants Pvt Ltd - Retail & Commercial: Business/IT park of the year - Bagmane Aquila
• Anil Sharma & Associates - The Taj Hotel & Convention Centre at Agra - Best Architecture Design Hotel, Best Wedding Hotel of the Year
• Simha Associates - Master Planning & Landscape Campus Planning
• Oscar & Ponni Architects - Eco Resort at Amaravati - Master Planning,Waterfront & other Ecological Projects
• DSP Design Associates - Smart - Project of the Year - Commercial - SwissRe
• Opus Architects - Redevelopment project of the year- Industrial
• Team One Architects - Best Female Professional of the Year - Ms Varsha Changedia
• Indian School of Business, Mohali Campus - Best Green Campus Award - ISB Mohali Campus just to name a few. A detailed Press Release is issued for all the award winners in a separate Press Release. Follow page www.summentorpro.com to know more.

GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Schneider Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) took place on 17th July 2019 in the Istana Ballroom, Ground Floor at the Hyatt Kalyaninagar, Pune, India. This was a full day event, the registration began at 9.30 am followed by Welcome Speech delivered by current President PMI (Pune-Declan Chapter) Mr. Shyam Bhavsar.

Nitika Shahi – Director Summentor Pro Business Consultants said that GSBS 4th Edition & #Time2Leap Awards Co-Sponsored by Schneider Electric & Co-Organized by PMI – (Pune Deccan Chapter ) was a fairly new topic of mass interest & the event did do justice to understand the market scenario across India, the major challenges & opportunities that companies can look at while delivering such critical projects. Here is what the audience had to say about the overall summit.

“This is one of the best events that I have attended with Summentor Pro, The team made a constant effort to ensure every things runs smoothly, Well organized event – Congrats – Mr. Anil Bhaskaran – CEO – IDEA Centre Architects”.

“This is the very first event I have attended and this proved to be very informative for us, the topics & speakers gave complete insights on various markets, the networking sessions were also great! Looking to attend more such informative events - Mr. Sameer Hastak- GM Operation - LandW India”

“The networking & B2B sessions proved to be quite effective, met good leads here, we will definitely work more with the organizers – Mr. Sunil Matthur - Director - Buildon”

“We are quite happy with the turn out of the complete event, was successful event for our company - Thank you SummentorPro Business Consultants – Mr. Rohitt Sharma – Director MFS Formwork”. (Source: Convergence Plus)

DIGISOL Systems Announces Appointment of Mr. Devendra Kamtekar as CEO

Mumbai, India, 16th July, 2019: DIGISOL Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of SMARTLINK Holdings Ltd., appoints Mr. Devendra Kamtekar as CEO of the company. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the business and driving growth by focusing on emerging market opportunities.

Announcing the appointment, K.R. Naik, Chairman and Founder DIGISOL Systems said, “DIGISOL is currently on the verge of a tremendous growth curve and we believe it's an ideal time to increase our presence across key markets and product segments through a focused approach. Mr. Devendra Kamtekar as CEO of DIGISOL Systems, would help us drive forward our growth plans by leveraging his rich experience across these markets and product segments. His transformational leadership approach and fresh thinking will strengthen the company’s operations and will lead DIGISOL to greater heights.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Devendra Kamtekar, CEO, DIGISOL Systems said, “I am thrilled to be part of DIGISOL Systems and contribute to the company’s growth in this new role. I am looking forward to work towards meeting the business goals and objectives and anticipate the market needs for tomorrow.”

Mr. Kamtekar comes with 25 years of Experience in the Networking & Telecommunications Industry. His diverse and cross-industry experiences give him the benefit of a broad view of our new journey. Previously, he has worked with companies like Cisco, NCR, Alcatel Lucent & Palo Alto Networks.

ConnecTechAsia Primes Asia for an Increasingly Transformative Future

Asia’s largest Infocomm, Media and Technology event ends on a high note after three days of announcements, exciting plans for the future, speaking tracks and tech showcases. ConnecTechAsia will return in 2020 from 9-11 June at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Singapore, 26 June 2019 – ConnecTechAsia, comprising BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and NXTAsia, wrapped up last Thursday drawing 38,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors over two venues.

Asia’s largest Infocomm, Media and Technology event ends on a high note after three days of announcements, exciting plans for the future, speaking tracks and tech showcases. ConnecTechAsia will return in 2020 from 9-11 June at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

Singapore, 26 June 2019 – ConnecTechAsia, comprising BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and NXTAsia, wrapped up last Thursday drawing 38,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors over two venues.

The event unfolded over three exciting days of networking, announcements, thought leadership keynotes and discussions, showcases on the latest innovations and trends including 5G, AI, IoT, Smart Cities, next-generation broadcasting and more.

“This year’s show has seen much more vibrance in the many networking opportunities and activities throughout the event. This includes CXO Forums, workshops, tech tours, engaging conference sessions, shared knowledge at the several stages on the showfloor and new partnerships forged among attendees who also had the opportunity to witness ground-breaking technologies that are changing Asia’s future landscape. We achieved this through the new and strong support of our many knowledge partners, in particular Informa’s Ovum, Light Reading, Tractica alongside Accenture, Deloitte, McKinsey and KPMG,” said Ivan Ferrari, Event Director for ConnecTechAsia, from organiser Informa Market.

Commenting on and new exciting plans for the future of the event, Mr Ferrari adds, “Going forward, by strengthening our partnership with key stakeholders such as the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), ConnecTechAsia2020 is set on its course to be the landmark infocomm, media and technology event in Asia. It will encompass top brands and speakers from across the globe, the latest content and technology showcases, and lively activities and networking events, aimed at delivering an ever increasing value to attendees. Specific announcements on what this all means in practice for ConnecTechAsia2020 will be made soon, exciting times ahead!”

From 5G and Smart Cities to Hyperconnected Societies
5G emerged as the show stealer with Infocomm Media Development Authority’s Chief Executive Tan Kiat How outlining Singapore’s vision for 5G – as an enabler that supports the development of innovative applications and services that will power the country’s Digital Economy. Showcases and discussions around 5G throughout the event also shone the spotlight on how the technology will create value and deliver benefits to businesses and societies, and how 5G will accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies as Asia’s digital future beckons.

On the back of 5G, technological convergence that is taking place across Asia is giving rise to the emergence of Smart Cities in the region. A growing priority for governments, Smart Cities are seen as a sustainable way forward for Asia as it grapples burgeoning populations, rapid urbanisation and increasing pollution.

At ConnecTechAsia, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between ConnecTechAsia, Smart Cities Network and Smart Cities Council India on ‘The Digitally Twinned Smart Cities Initiative’ on 19 June. This signifies a pioneering regional effort aligned to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) that encourages a proactive, innovative, and entrepreneurial approach towards the creation and development of Digitally Twinned Smart Cities from participating countries. The MoU covers the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Digitally Twinned Smart Cities, and several cities in ASEAN and India are set to come on board.

“Asia presents a diverse yet perfect setting for the growth of smart cities, given its populous and digitally savvy demographics,” says Kok-Chin Tay, Chairman, Smart Cities Network (SCN) Singapore. “The agreement kickstarts an exciting new phase of collaboration between ASEAN and India, and through training, sharing of best practices and innovation, digitally twinned smart cities will develop the external economies of countries in the region while accelerating Asia’s move towards its digital future.”

“The journey through Indian Smart Cities is propelling innovation and start-up culture as challenging sustainable options are competing for attaining priority in execution,” adds Pratap Padode, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council India.

As the development of Smart Cities continues to gain momentum across the region, innovations related to an increasingly digital urban environment became a draw at ConnecTechAsia. This included the launch of autonomous robots from OTSAW and Solustar at the event, both of which received significant visitor and media attention.

“Through ConnecTechAsia, we were able to showcase our solutions to a diverse and international audience in Singapore, a valuable opportunity which raises the profile of OTSAW globally. Nothing beats face-to-face interactions with potential customers, where we got feedback and insights that are crucial in helping validate our business strategy, as well as helping us expand into new use cases,” says Ling Ting Ming, CEO of OTSAW, who launched its O-R2 indoor autonomous security robot at the show.

Louis Loo, Founder and CEO, Solustar, who launched VAL II, its smart concierge robot that gives a boost to front-line service staff, adds, “The buzz and media spotlight on ConnecTechAsia makes it a great platform for Solustar to showcase our latest innovations to wide pool of prospects across different industries. The media attention we received this year piqued the interest of many potential customers, who headed down to our exhibition booth to find out more about our products and solutions”.

Connectivity’s New Era – VR, UHD and more
Technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) also saw buzz on the show floor, with Korea’s Salin Co. inking a deal with Singapore’s Green Lab to bring its EpicLive VR education platforms to international schools in Singapore and regional Asian countries. EpicLive allows students to interact in a VR class and can be used in scenarios such as debates or lessons programmed by schools, boosting knowledge retention and adding a fun, engaging teaching aid for the classroom.

“We’re excited to bring VR to the classrooms to redefine education experiences for students here in Singapore,” says Kenny Tay, Director of Green Lab. “Besides adding a dimension of fun to learning, VR allows teachers to use a more visual approach to help students understand concepts and engage with each other, leading to more memorable and better learning outcomes.”

With growing demand for high-quality video content made possible by the increasing connectivity across the region, Malaysia’s MEASAT Satellite Systems announced an agreement at ConnecTechAsia to carry India’s first 4K / UHD channel and the world’s first 4K/UHD HDR travel channel, Travelxp. Travelxp offers viewers a closer and immersive view at the world’s most beautiful travel destinations, cultures and heritage in stunning resolution like never before.

Acknowledging how emerging technologies will play a pivotal role in shaping future societies, Dr David Soldani, Expert, CTO Office, Huawei Southern Pacific Region, provided his perspective on how businesses and societies will continue to evolve alongside technology, “The target is to bring digital to people, and bring digital to homes, and especially to organisations for enterprises. The ultimate goal is providing people and homes with a full immersive experience. And to the enterprise organisation, the fundamental enabling technology to achieve this goal is AI, connected networks and cloud.”

Heralding the golden age of live entertainment in Asia
Asia’s rising growing smartphone adoption and youthful population has also seen a surge in gaming and the e-sports industry. Esports, beyond being a multibillion dollar industry, could possibly be an Olympic sport as soon as 2024 in Paris and spark the next wave of global gaming. “Esports is driving significant growth for the live entertainment sector, and is also a converging point with other industries such as media, broadcast productions, advertising, and games,” says Nicholas Khoo, Co-Founder & Chairman of Singapore's Cybersports and Online Gaming Association. “ASEAN itself has become a significant focal point for the region with a massive uptake of smartphones and rising income levels. With emerging technologies such as 5G, VR and IoT there is a lot of potential for esport’s further growth and expansion, which is also bringing about massive opportunities for the world’s largest brands.”

VOIC Networks, India’s Leading ICT Technology Distributor and Yealink , Global No# 1 VoIP Phone Brand join hands to explore India market.

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Voic Networks Pvt Ltd signed upwith Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) solution provider for distribution of wide range of VOIP phones and Conferencing solution through its strong channel partner network in India. The business cooperation between the two companies is to further their shared mission of delivering industry leading Yealink voice communication solutions to India businesses

“we are very pleased to have Voic networks as our distributor in India .In such a crowd market full with challenge and competition, a strong pairing between Voic network and Yealink will be a good choice to explore the business in India. Voic networks is a competitive company with an innovative team. With Yealink’s advanced UC Solution and the strong channel Relationship by Vice networks, we we are very excited to see what the future holds in India.” Says Hendry Liu , Regional director-APAC , Yealink.

“Voic Networks is excited to be a distributor for Yealink in India, and we look forward to introducing Yealink’s wide portfolio, including IP phones and Conferencing solutions, Microsoft Team and SFB certified voice & collaboration solutions to our channel partners in India. Our aim is to build a strong partnership with Yealink that will address the new and future needs of the unified communications channels and service providers in India” says Rohan Fernandes, VP – Partner &Alliances, Voic Networks.

About Yealink:- Yealink is a global leading provider of unified communication & collaboration solutions. Focusing on research and development, Yealink also insists on innovation and creation. With the outstanding technical patents of cloud computing , audio, video and image processing technology, Yealink has built up a panoramic collaboration solution of audio and video conferencing by merging its cloud services with a series of endpoints products. As one of the best providers in more than 140 countries and regions including the US, the UK and Australia, Yealink ranks No.1 in the global market share of SIP phone shipments. For more details: www.yealink.com

Airtel renews long-term partnership with Synamedia to drive digital TV innovation

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded LONDON and SINGAPORE – April 24, 2019 – Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, today announced that it has extended its relationship with global telecoms operator Bharti Airtel in India. The new multi-year contract builds on Airtel’s 12-year partnership with Synamedia and the two firms’ shared foc uson driving digital TV innovation while protecting content and revenues.

This extended contract will see Synamedia working closely with Airtel on enhancements to its multi-lingual EPG and additional features and functionality that will boost the overall experience for Airtel’s video customers.

Airtel will continue to use Synamedia VideoGuard to safeguard its investments in live sports, news, entertainment and other premium content delivered to its 16 million DTH subscribers, and manage and monetize premium experiences on set-top boxes using Synamedia’s Foundation platform. This allows Airtel to roll out new premium services to customers without compromising on security.

Sunil Taldar, CEO, Airtel DTH, said, “Synamedia continues to be a strategic, long-term partner for Airtel. Our two companies share a common vision centered on innovation designed to boost customer experience and revenues while also protecting content investments. Synamedia’s engineering teams are second to none, meaning that we can always rely on them to deliver superior and robust solutions.”

Sue Couto, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific for Synamedia, added, “Airtel is an acknowledged leader in the fast-growing Indian pay-TV market and we look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with Airtel, as we collaborate on technologies and solutions that will help to shape the future of TV in India and beyond.”

Astro partners with Synamedia for new video services

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Technology transformation and cloud DVR delivering a personalized multi-screen experience to Astro customers. LONDON and SINGAPORE – April 24, 2019 – Synamedia and Astro Malaysia Holdings (Astro), today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver a seamless premium video experience to Astro subscribers across all devices. Synamedia is the largest independent video software provider while Astro is Malaysia’s leading content and consumer company.

Synamedia’s cloud-based Infinite video platform will enable Astro to secure, distribute and monetize premium video experiences across all screens while deepening viewer engagement. Importantly, Infinite will deliver the same high-quality viewing experience on one-way and two-way connected devices, and Astro customers will continue to have access to all stored and scheduled recordings on the new platform.

The partnership has resulted in a major improvement to the user experience (UX) across the existing DVR and Astro Go video streaming services. Astro customers can enjoy the next generation UI/UX which includes an intuitive seamless experience; a uniform look-and-feel across multi-devices; enhanced search; enriched metadata; and instantaneous playback using Synamedia’s adaptive bit rate streaming.

Customers can upgrade to new hybrid DTH and IP enabled 4K UHD set-top boxes with the new UX and cloud-based recording (cDVR) features. This allows users to access the recordings on their DVR at home as well as using the Astro Go app.

Henry Tan, CEO of Astro said, “The adoption of a seamless user interface and the deployment of the new 4K UHD set-top-boxes with cloud-based recording will improve the customer experience substantially. We believe this improvement will spur growth opportunities in our SVOD, TVOD and OTT services.”

Yves Padrines, CEO, Synamedia, said, “We understand how important it is for Astro to embrace the cloud while protecting its existing hybrid broadcast technology investments and ensuring the customer experience remains second to none. Our experienced systems integration team is doing just that - delivering a smooth transition path that will allow Astro to embrace the myriad new opportunities that Infinite offers.”

Using Synamedia’s Infinite platform, Astro customers will enjoy a personalized UX incorporating multi-screen recommendations, multi-lingual search and discovery capability across 40,000 hours of content. This will make it easy to find relevant content quickly, enhancing engagement, and opening up new revenue opportunities for premium content. The new look and feel will be introduced in the following months.

World’s largest Mobile Electronics sourcing show opens today. With Asia’s largest charging products pavilion

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded HONG KONG, April 18, 2019 – Global Sources Mobile Electronics sourcing show opens today at Hong Kong’s Asia World-Expo. Across 3,600 booths, the show features the latest Smartphones & Tablets, AR/VR/MR, Wearable Electronics, Mobile Speakers & Headphones and Mobile Accessories that include Cases & Covers, Power banks, Wireless Charging Products and Repair Equipment, Materials & Services.

Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Electronics Group, said: “More and more suppliers hope to use this show as a springboard to open up the market at home and abroad. Global Sources Mobile Electronics provides an excellent platform for verified suppliers to meet and conclude deals with buyers from close to home and around the world.”

Key highlights at this April’s Global Sources Mobile Electronics show:
• eBay and Global Sources – strategic partners
For the first time, eBay, one of the world's leading e-commerce platforms, is participating in the Global Sources Exhibitions as an exhibitor, with Global Sources offering tailor-made workshops, guided tours and networking events. On April 18 and 19, around 50 eBay top sellers are set to attend the show to carry out sourcing activities.
• Asia’s largest charging products pavilion
With more than 100 suppliers and 400 booths at Hall 9 and 11, the Charging Power Hall offers charging products such as chargers for mobile phone, automotive, other applications and different types of charging cables. A total of 99 popular charging products from 66 exhibitors are being featured in the Charging Products Showcase. E-Cool Media is collaborating with Global Sources creating for the first time to create a special quick charging and wireless charging exhibition area for buyer to experience.


Other highlights include:

• Hall of Fame
A gathering place for the renowned suppliers of mobile products, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, charging products and speakers.

• Mobile Accessories Carnival
To facilitate with the cheerful and joy on sourcing on mobile accessories, we create carnival atmosphere for buyer to entertain with Samba music during the busiest sourcing journey with a 150-booth zone of on-trend accessories.

• Seminars for innovation and applications
Representatives from well-known companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, and Canalys are scheduled to share their insights via below summits:-
• Global Sources USB PD & Type-C Industry Summit
• Wireless Charging Industry Summit
• Bluetooth Headset Industry Summit
• Embracing the Opportunities of AIoT
• When Wearables Meet AI & 5G
• The Future of Mobile Technology
• Smart Sourcing & Online Retail Strategies.

• Top 20 Chinese Cross-border Brands Awards Ceremony
To encourage and appreciate the effort of exhibitors, Global Sources is holding the Top 20 Chinese Cross-border Brands Ceremony to reward enterprises with outstanding performance in cross-border marketing activities.

Asia's largest hardware and retail solutions startup exhibition
Startup Launchpad is the leading sourcing platform that brings together hardware/retail ready start-ups and leading online/physical retailers in the global distribution process. Startup Launchpad, which is co-located with the Mobile Electronics Show, includes 200 start-ups from 20 countries and regions who are showcasing their innovative electronic products, including IoT, artificial intelligence, health technology, smart home, 3D printing, wearables and VR/AR. Ninebot, Ubisoft and other well-known companies are expected to attend.

Event highlights
• “Future of Retail” seminar
• 3rd SLIC Venture Innovation Competition for prizes of up to HK$800,000.
• Start Make Sell Startup Workshops hosted by Indiegogo and Intertek
• Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Ecosystem Tour


The Global Sources Electronics show is expected to attract more than 65,000 buyers from 150 countries and territories, including purchasing decision makers from Amazon, Best Buy, Carrefour, Citylink Electronics, CSL Mobile, eBay, Fossil Group, Fujitsu, HKT, Hong Kong Disneyland, Intel, Li & Fung, Maxell, Panasonic, PCCW, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Samsung, Toshiba, and Walmart.

Care & Share
Global Sources is committed to organizing eco-friendly and sustainable trade shows. Since 2006, Global Sources has donated through Care & Share, a charity partnership program with Crossroads Foundation, 5 full container loads of items including furniture, mobile accessories and stationery to 64 NGOs and social welfare service centers in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone at NAB2019

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded The China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone was splendidly staged at NAB2019 held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the United States on April 8, 2019 (local time). This move was the important event that the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau (hereinafter referred to as the “BMRTB”) thoroughly implements the "going global" development plan proposed by the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and provides the platform support for the international promotion of Beijing radio and TV enterprises, so as to enhance their international influence and display to the world their latest independent innovation achievements.

There were 11 excellent radio and television technology enterprises from Beijing in the NAB2019 China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone, which are involved in such links as collection, production, transmission, management and broadcasting of the radio and television field. Exhibitors focus on displaying their most competitive products. The UHF digital multiplexer and passive equipment brought by Beijing Sino-Sky Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. has strong competitiveness in overseas market, with the design advantages of different digital channels synthesized into a set of antenna feeder system without interference, which makes the limited antenna feeder system highly efficient, and with stable product performance, low insertion loss, low reflection loss, and high isolation, reaching the internationally advanced technology level in terms of all indexes. The high-performance gigabit broadband access HINOC core chip and solution brought by Beijing Handnow Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd., with the product model HN1000 & HN1019, has the advantages of independently-developed UWB access technology, which can implement the complete solution of gigabit access and home interconnection based on HN1000/HN1019, give full play to the advantage of coaxial massive interface, provide users with ubiquitous gigabit access capability, and meet high bandwidth, low delay, full function, and easy-to-deploy information access requirements in the future, so as to become an important carrier for realizing 5G penetration, 8K transmission and media fusion, under dual guarantees of domestic standards and ITU international standards. In addition, the 4K content production platform provided by SCV, and the multi-person live broadcast connection controller system developed by China Television Information Technology are all leading in the broadcasting and control field of radio and television in the world, with unique competitive advantages in overseas market.

Meanwhile, the first morning of NAB2019 witnessed the good news that Beijing Kaidixingye Network Technology reached a preliminary cooperation intention with Oceanic Technology Corporation (Taiwan) to explore domestic and foreign markets and achieve win-win cooperation.

Ms. Yu Ping, Director of Media Organization Management Office of BMRTB, attended the exhibition and visited China (Beijing) Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone. She listened to the introduction and explanation of the products by the exhibitors, and affirmed the achievements of the enterprises and the new products developed in recent years. During the exchange, representatives of enterprises also expressed their support for the China Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition organized by the BMRTB, and thanked the BMRTB for providing international promotion opportunities for Beijing radio and television science and technology enterprises.

In order to better understand the development trend of international radio and television technologies and to speed up the "going global" strategy of Beijing radio and television enterprises in the future, Ms. Yu Ping successively visited Dolby, NDS, and Amazon, made in-depth exchanges on the development direction of internationally edging radio and television technologies with the enterprise staff, and comprehensively and systematically introduced the work contents of BMRTB and China (Beijing) Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone. Through her visits and exchanges, more international enterprises would know about China's radio and television industry and Beijing's radio and television enterprises.

It was the fourth times that the China (Beijing) Radio and TV Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition Zone staged at NAB. Compared with NAB 2018, the exhibition area of NAB 2019 booth was expanded to 232 ㎡, and the exhibition content was more extensive, covering the whole process of the radio and television field including collection, production, display, transmission, management and broadcasting. The BMRDB led Beijing radio and television enterprises to attend the NAB, starting from the implementation of China's radio and television science and technology development strategy to promote Beijing radio and television enterprises go global and guide the healthy development of Beijing radio and television industry. It has set up a promotion and exchange platform for enterprises with international market competitiveness, and provided policy support and help for small and medium-sized enterprises with independent intellectual property rights and strong technological innovation to expand overseas markets.

Today, Chinese radio and television enterprises have made a voice in the world. They are not only the representatives of Chinese stories, but also an important force in the development of China's radio and television industry, as well as the image reflecting the development of China's radio and television industry. As the industry influence of "China (Beijing) Radio and Television Science and Technology Innovation Exhibition" continues to increase, the brand effect is highlighted, the international recognition is higher, the participating enthusiasm of enterprises is increasing, and the resources of international industry organizations, professional media, equipment manufacturing and technology research and development enterprises develop to a certain scale, all of which will facilitate the implementation of the "going global" and “bringing in” development strategy of radio and television industry and be more conducive to promoting and facilitating the independent and innovative products and technologies of Beijing radio and television to broaden the international market, and become an important window and preferred platform for Beijing radio and television technology innovation products and TV programs to link with international market demand for overseas promotion and cooperation as well as talent introduction and output.

NSBM Green University secured by R&M

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Overview
NSBM (National School of Business Management) Green University Town in Pitipana, Sri Lanka, is the first ever green university in Southern Asia and sets an example for the whole area by paving the way for environmental sustainability. The state-of-the-art university offers nationally and internationally recognized UGC approved degree programs and foreign degree programs in three faculties: Management, Computing and Engineering.

Business Challenge
NSBM Green University Town was established under the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training and is renowned for its world-class academic offerings. The university is spread over an area of 26 acres with a massive university complex with more than 9000 students and highly qualified lectures.

The challenge was in deploying a secure communication network across the university which is safely accessible by all the students and faculty in the premises. Thus, IT Managers from NSBM were looking for a structured cabling service provided who can serve their demands with high quality and future proof cabling solutions. “The university’s huge infrastructure needs the best cabling and network components to have uninterrupted data communication. We would require an experienced structured cabling provider who can help us in achieving this” saidChamindra Attanayaka, IT Manager at NSBM

R&M’s Solution for NSBM
After a detail evaluation of global structured cabling companies, IT team from NSBM selected R&M for its Swiss quality products and innovative, forward-looking system designs. R&M deployed superior cabling products comprised of Cat. 6 cables and components to go along with 12 core SM fiber.With the help of local IT consultant in approving the brand, R&M completely installed a world-class data communication network backbone for NSBM which is reliable and future-ready.

Benefits
With the network support provided by R&M, NSBM is now monitoring and managing the entire communication network of the university with ease. The data transmission rate has been increased allowing the fast transfer of data across the people in the university. Deployment of highly reliable cabling components improved the overall functionality of the network.

Speaking on the benefits reaped by choosing R&M for their network infrastructure, Chamindra Attanayaka, IT Manager at NSBM said, “R&M has helped us achieve a secure network with faster data transfer capabilities. R&M

Tata Communications Transformation Services partners with Zeetta Networks for Next-generation Network Services

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded The partnership will drive early adoption of new user-centric networks using cross-layer Network Slicing and Splicing®. Mumbai – 20th March 2019 – Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), partner of choice for the world’s leading Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider and Zeetta Networks, a leading network slicing and splicing® company, today announced a global partnership agreement to facilitate early adoption of technologies like 5G and network slicing within the ICT space.

As a partner to Zeetta Networks, TCTS will install, maintain and support Zeetta Networks’ NetOS® in telco and enterprise networks to enable use cases like Factory-as-a-Service, smart cities, smart venues, connected cars, gaming and security etc. TCTS will also provide System Integration services for Zeetta Networks' multi-tenant, multi-technology software platform. As part of the agreement, TCTS will be a key go-to-market partner for Zeetta Networks to target new markets and grow the business by leveraging TCTS strong presence in the Telecom service provider market.

Commenting on this partnership, Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman & CEO, Tata Communications Transformation Services said, “We are happy to partner with Zeetta Networks at this important juncture as the telecom industry goes through digital transformation to drive more customised and differentiated service offerings. Our partnership with Zeetta Networks for network slicing will allow operators to build networks on demand & slice the networks based on specific requirements of autonomous cars, AR/VR & other use cases. While the service providers get ready for 5G networks, we have demonstrated slicing-as-a-service – which is ready now on 4G/Wi-Fi networks with experiential use cases of smart stadiums and pop up networks.”

Harkirit Singh, Global Head of Solutions, TCTS said, “Network slicing will transform the way networks are consumed by humans and machines. Our partnership will enable service providers to launch new use cases and business models in high growth enterprise markets through differentiated connectivity-as-a- service enabling new revenues and lower total cost of ownership.”

TCTS’ decade long experience in transforming, simplifying and managing global networks offers Zeetta Networks an edge in terms of market awareness, product knowledge, best practices, and multi-vendor domain skills that can enable Zeetta Networks to deliver real world success and value to customers.

With extensive global experience, Zeetta Networks has developed patented technologies that enable network owners the flexibility and freedom to manage their services – and budgets – more effectively. This not only supports and extends the Open Networking philosophy beyond data centres to core and access networks, but also towards a future where the whole ‘end-to-end’ network is as agile as it needs to be. With such expertise, Zeetta Networks is a natural partner of choice for TCTS in their ambition to drive the technologies of the future for its customers globally.

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with TCTS, a major transformation, managed services and solutions provider to the telecommunications industry with long-established relationships with industry leaders. This partnership will enable us to expand rapidly into new markets, and explore business opportunities of mutual interest at a global scale” said Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks. “We launched our collaboration at MWC 2019, where we unveiled our latest product, NetOS Rapide™, that has made available immediately to TCTS and their partners,” he added.

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded 6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded. The two-day forum witnessed industrious deliberations on smart cities & villages

The 6th edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 (www.m2m2iotforum.com), the national forum on machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) focused on applications of these disruptive technologies in smart cities and villages space was concluded on 15th January after 2 days of enthralling series of Panel discussions, Keynote addresses, Technology show at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The forum was jointly organized by the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (DMS, IIT - Delhi), FI Media (Future Internet and Electronic Media - a prestigious project of the European Union) and India m2m + iot Forum.

The forum highlighted the need of forward-looking policies and a proactive government to play a role in the development of smart cities & villages on the bedrock of JAM Trinity which has 1bn bank accounts (Jan Dhan) + 1bn Aadhaar + 1bn mobile broadband users, already organized for the technological revolution in this space, thus, Capitalizing the connected World with the help of modern & niche technologies like 5G, GIS, IoT, m2m and others. Likewise, the governments effort to connect 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats with BharatNet project was discussed to leverage the smart villages concept in India.

5G vision for India was also one of the major highlights of the 2-day forum, as 5G technology has the potential for ushering a major societal transformation in India by enabling a rapid expansion of the role of information technology across manufacturing, education, healthcare, agriculture, finance and social sectors. The panelists voiced that India must embrace this opportunity by deploying 5G networks early, efficiently, and pervasively as well as emerge as a significant innovator and technology supplier at the global level. Emphasis should be placed on 5G touching the lives of rural and weaker economic segments so as to make it a truly inclusive technology.

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2019 concluded Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Honorable Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India via her message highlighted, “A city is a complex system, involving many different domains, infrastructure, organizations and activity which need to be integrated for that city to emerge as a smart city. Standardisation forms a critical part of the work that needs to be done. Being smart cities, a new holistic and cross functional standardization approach is needed, breaking the old ‘vertical silos’ approach, through better cooperation and synergies.”

“While the cities of India are fast progressing towards digitalization, it is encouraging to note that digital solutions are being readily accepted amongst the rural population of India as well. To support this technology adoption, the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India, has initiated projects to provide broadband connectivity for connecting various digital services and solutions across our Urban and Rural Landscapes”, added Ms. Sundarajan.

Elated about the forum Mr. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary (Mission Director - Smart Cities), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs stated, “The forum can make noteworthy contributions to the Smart City Program at large. By sharing and collaborating on topics such as technology, multi-country experiences and innovative approaches, I am sure that we can bring together the best minds, and the surest hands to co-create cities of the future.”

The attraction of the forum was, NOT TO BE MISSED ‘Technology Show – by FIWARE Foundation member companies namely – NEC Technology India, APInf, MobilePedia and Smart Cities Lab Ltd where they demonstrated the OPEN SOURCE PLATFORM designed and developed by the FIWARE FOUNDATION– a market-ready open source software, combining components that enable the connection to IoT with Context Information Management and Big Data services in the Cloud.

The forum also hosted a dedicated session on 'India-EU Dialogue on ICT for Smart Cities' which was organized by the prestigious project, namely, ‘India-EU ICT Collaboration Standardization’ of the Delegation of European Union to India, highlighting the absolute need for ‘Leveraging Standards for Smart Cities’, which brought together key stakeholders and smart city officials.

Participants from across the globe got the opportunity to meet Stellapps Technologies – an end-to-end dairy technology solutions company – the first of its kind in India, Sensorise – an IOT Services and Solutions company, Phoenix Robotix – a network-IoT and Big data company, Sensable – an IoT company offering end-to-end smart solutions using artificial intelligence and machine learning, C-DOT – an autonomous Telecom R&D Centre of Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Government of India – showcasing Common Service Platform for m2m communications on oneM2M Specifications. “We appreciate the participation from our key partners, showing trust in the forum and the vision it stands for. The key speakers, thought leaders and industry leaders have made this forum a thought provoking one with dialogs on disruption these modern technologies can bring to make cities & villages smarter, and at the same time, mentoring the startups in this segment. We are proud to have EU partners to share their insight on business possibilities from across the globe. Thus, making the 6th edition of this forum a success” concluded Ms. Shilpi Batra, Director, India m2m + iot Forum 2019

India's tech rules are taking on a Chinese quality

India's tech rules are taking on a Chinese quality For global technology giants looking for growth, India was supposed to be an easier hunting ground than China. But New Delhi's plan to compel the likes of Facebook and Alphabet's Google to actively police user-generated content threatens free speech.

For global technology giants looking for growth, India was supposed to be an easier hunting ground than China. But New Delhi's plan to compel the likes of Facebook and Alphabet's Googleto actively police user-generated content threatens free speech. Coming after edicts that limit foreign giants Amazon and Walmart in e-commerce, the rules suggest India may not be a much easier bet than the People's Republic.

The proposal, made by the technology ministry in December, addresses a real problem. It's an effort to curb the spread of misinformation after mob violence linked to messages circulated on Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which counts India as its largest market. The draft demands companies pre-screen user content, remove unlawful material within 24 hours and provide a way to trace the user. India is also asking any content provider with more than 5 million users to be locally incorporated.

If enacted, the policy would reduce various tax benefits and liability protections that consumer-facing tech companies enjoy as a result of being based in the United States, and elsewhere. An alarmingly broad definition of what constitutes "unlawful content" also leaves plenty of scope for self- censorship and enforced censorship in the run-up to a general election that must be held by May.

A lobby group which includes the big U.S. names has criticised the plan, ratcheting up trade tensions between the two countries. Local companies, including billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio and social network Sharechat are less concerned with the interference. Certainly, India is not the first to seek to curb the internet and use it on their own terms, benefitting domestic players in the process.

But it's a blow for tech behemoths who viewed the country of 1.3 billion people as a way to compensate for problems they have faced in larger and much richer China, which has, for years, banned the services of Facebook and YouTube owner-Google.

India's sheer size and potential allow it to make some demands. But companies like Google have faced significant backlash at home when they have attempted to bow to the demands of authoritarian regimes. Now that India has almost half a billion internet users, foreign companies may find that prize comes with strings attached.

- An Asian internet lobby group, which includes Alphabet's Google and Facebook, on Jan. 31 criticised India's plans to regulate social media content.

- The proposal drafted by India's technology ministry in December would compel companies to pro-actively prescreen user-generated content, and remove unlawful items within 24 hours and, if asked by a government agency, provide a way to trace the offending user within 72 hours.

- The draft has a very broad definition of "unlawful", including anything "grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory" and which "threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India" among other things.

- "We strongly feel that blanket regulation that is overly broad and contains vague and ambiguous language will jeopardise citizens' fundamental rights to privacy and free speech," the Asia Internet Coalition said in a press statement.

- India also wants any content provider with more than 5 million local users to incorporate in the country with a physical address and contact person.(Source:ETTelecom)

China launches 5G services in Qinghai-Tibet region

China launches 5G services in Qinghai-Tibet region China launched 5G network services in the high-altitude plateau of Qinghai-Tibet as a state telecom company opened a 5G base station in the city of Xining. The government in April 2018 had announced to develop new wireless technologies such as 5G network in the region which lags behind in infrastructure.

Currently, part of the city's downtown area is covered by 5G service, with a peak download speed of 1.3 gbps, about 10 times that of 4G service.

The province also plans to offer information services such as virtual reality and tele-medicine thanks to faster Internet speeds, according to Xinhua news agency.

Officials with the company said 5G service is expected to improve communication between Qinghai's Tibetan-populated areas and the rest of the country by closing their information service gap. (Source:ETTelecom)

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