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Philips debuts AI-enabled, automated Radiology Workflow Suite at RSNA 2020

November 24, 2020

  • Integrated, data-driven radiology workflow solutions are front and center in Philips’ virtual RSNA experience, connecting people, data and technology to advance precision diagnosis into clear care pathways and predictable outcomes
  • Philips Smart diagnostic systems empower patients and staff with more definitive diagnostic and interventional radiology studies, optimized workflows, enhanced efficiency and operational excellence

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced its participation in the RSNA 2020 virtual event, featuring its Radiology Workflow Suite of end-to-end solutions to drive operational and clinical efficiency through the digitalization, integration, and virtualization of radiology. At RSNA 2020, Philips will showcase a coordinated suite of offerings for the first time, introducing key solutions that come together to enhance the entire radiology workflow to address the most pressing operational challenges across diagnostic and interventional radiology.

The effective capture, analysis and reporting of data is now at the core of modern diagnostics, with healthcare providers increasingly challenged to implement integrated, digital systems that improve the experience of staff and patients, provide better health outcomes and lower the cost of care. The impact can be felt across the entire system, as 97% of radiology departments are unable to meet their reporting requirements, [1] and repeat, low-value, and unnecessary imaging exams cost them as much as $12 billion annually [2].

The situation has been further exacerbated by COVID-19. To manage backlog after an estimated 50-70% reduction in imaging volume during the peak of the pandemic, radiology departments are now being challenged to combine exams and procedures for patients with cancer, heart disease, and other conditions, while continuing to support critical care for COVID-19 patients. Combined with the growing global shortage of radiologists [3] and the fact that diagnostic and treatment workloads are expanding in both volume and complexity, radiology departments are under pressure to provide more precise diagnosis and treatment, while minimizing wait times for patients.

Integrated workflow solutions for patients, technologists and radiologists
By taking a systems view of imaging, Philips is connecting workflows (patient, acquisition, interpretation, collaboration) across the imaging enterprise to help improve outcomes for patients and enhance the efficiency and work experience of radiologists, technologists and administrators. Reinforcing Philips’ strong foundation in imaging, therapy guidance, and clinical solutions, Philips Radiology Workflow Suite is designed to be vendor-neutral and can be implemented in any radiology department around the world. Philips portfolio of integrated solutions featured in the Radiology Workflow Suite includes imaging technologies optimized for easy of scanning, informatics solutions and related solutions for disease management, patient management and more.

“Precision across the diagnostic enterprise is more important today than ever before. To help meet our customers’ greatest challenges, we are pivoting away from standalone products to an integrated systems and solutions approach focused on data and intelligence to drive operational efficiency in an automated way for informed practice management and continuous improvement,” said Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis at Philips. “Visitors to our Philips RSNA virtual site will experience Philips smart connected systems with solutions that optimize radiology workflows, generate insights from integrated diagnostics leading to clear care pathways and predictable outcomes for every patient.”

The Philips Radiology Workflow Suite helps drive clinical and operational efficiency across all phases of the diagnostic enterprise, including:

  • Scheduling and preparation – Patients anxious about a potentially serious diagnosis can receive support even before arriving for their exams, with personalized instructions and reminders delivered via SMS-based communications from Philips Patient Management, making its debut at RSNA 2020.
  • Image acquisition – Technologists under pressure to achieve a first-time-right scan can now be supported virtually by remote specialists through the Radiology Operations Command Center.  Philips’ Collaboration Live, available on premiere Philips ultrasound systems, also connects technologists with colleagues and specialists whenever and wherever required. To streamline patient setup, the MR SmartWorkflow reduces and simplifies the number of steps needed in a conventional MR exam workflow, using technology to automate where possible.  And the Radiology Imaging Suite provides the technologist with a common imaging platform and more streamlined workflows by integrating patient information and advanced visualization and analysis into one easy-to-view console.
  • Image and data interpretation – Radiologists confronted with increasing numbers of images to read can now receive a prioritized worklist from the AI-enabled Workflow Orchestrator, along with an intuitive summary of advanced visualization and analysis from various systems presented in a single view. IntelliSpace Portal Advanced Visualization also connects patient data across departments to create interoperability for greater clinical intelligence and analysis, supported by AI-tools such as an algorithm for the detection of COVID-19 lesions.
  • Reporting and results communication – To streamline reporting, the Interactive Multimedia Reporting module of Philips’ Clinical Collaboration Platform, with embedded voice recognition capability, helps radiologists cut turnaround time by entirely eliminating the need for typing and entry of patient or clinical context. Exam data can be inserted directly into reports, allowing radiologists to quickly review and approve final reports while adding clinical context for referring physicians.
  • Shared decision-making, pathway selection and treatment – For referring physicians who need to offer confident recommendations on a patient’s care pathway, Philips’ Oncology Collaborator integrates radiology, genomic, lab, treatment and other data into a single view so radiologists and oncologists, together with the extended clinical team, can see the whole patient profile at a glance and decide on a treatment pathway efficiently and collaboratively.
  • Outcomes and follow-up care – Radiology administrators are empowered to help patients keep to their treatment plans while improving overall operational efficiency with the real-time performance metrics and follow-up patient tracking provided by Philips Operational Informatics. The Philips Patient Portal empowers patients to access and share their information and access their results between facilities, physicians, specialists and other healthcare providers.

Philips solutions spotlight at RSNA 2020: advancing precision diagnosis to enable a clear care pathway
From the moment a patient is referred to radiology to the time his/her clinical status is known, care depends on a cascade of complex workflows where precision is essential. From data-driven practice management and improving the radiology staff and patient experience, to increasing diagnostic confidence to improve patient care, Philips is connecting the right data, technology and clinical insights to enable the patient’s pathway to precision diagnosis and therapy. For more information on key areas of focus for Philips at RSNA across its rich portfolio of radiology solutions, please visit Philips’ RSNA Press Backgrounder.

Philips Live! virtual platform at RSNA 2020
New this year, Philips has created a unique, immersive experience for attendees, with a virtual platform allowing visitors to participate in live and on-demand sessions and tours of the Philips booth from November 29 through December 5.  Attendees can explore the 3D environment and view in-depth solution demos of the latest breakthrough innovations from Philips.  Visit Philips Live at RSNA 2020 for more information on Philips’ integrated workflow solutions to connect data, technology and people across the diagnostic enterprise.

Philips triple duty of care
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight how interconnected the world’s social, economic and environmental challenges are. Philips remains fully focused on delivering against its triple duty of care: meeting critical customer needs, safeguarding the health and safety of its employees, and ensuring business continuity. As a purpose-driven health technology company, Philips is applying its innovation strength to improve the health and well-being of people. The company is deeply committed to doing business responsibly and sustainably, recently setting out a range of challenging new environmental, social and governance targets.

[1] https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20180718-radiology-reporting-review-report-final-for-web.pdf.

[2] https://reactiondata.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/peer60:unnecessaryimaging.pdf.

[3] https://www.aidoc.com/blog/is-radiologist-shortage-real/.

[4] Compared to the Ingenia 1.5T ZBO magnet.

[5] Compared to Philips scans without Compressed SENSE.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: +1 978-221-8919
E-mail : kathy.oreilly@philips.com
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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Philips introduces industry-first vendor-neutral Radiology Operations Command Center at RSNA 2020

November 24, 2020

  • New multimodality virtual imaging command center enables real-time, remote collaboration to broaden expertise between technologists, radiologists and imaging operations teams across multiple sites via private, secure telepresence capabilities
  • Proprietary digital technology developed by Philips helps maintain business continuity, increase enterprise-wide radiology productivity, minimize issues with image quality, and expand access to advanced MR- and CT-based diagnosis 

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced commercial launch of the industry’s first vendor-neutral, multimodality, radiology operations command center to add secure, digital, virtual scanner access to existing imaging installs across multiple systems and sites.  Making its debut at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) virtual Annual Meeting (Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2020),  Philips Radiology Operations Command Center enables virtualized imaging operations via a private, secure, and auditable telepresence platform. Philips is the first company to market a radiology command center that can integrate with existing technologies and systems outside Philips.

As a multimodality (MR and CT), vendor-neutral digital hub, the Radiology Operations Command Center connects imaging experts at a central command center with technologists and onsite staff in locations across an entire enterprise for real-time, over-the-shoulder collaboration and support. Powered by Philips’ proprietary, patented operational performance management technology, Radiology Operations Command Center enables remote access to scanners across an imaging network. Its remote scanner connections are compatible with older imaging platforms, allowing customers to operationalize a ‘Hub and Spoke’ model for imaging within their current install base. Radiology Operations Command Center enables multiple use cases such as virtual imaging assistance, virtual on-demand cross-training, and remote adjustment of imaging protocols for greater standardization.

Addressing imaging technologist shortages, inconsistent workflows and quality issues
As radiology networks expand their services, they continue to experience technologist shortages, skill limitations, image quality issues, and scheduling challenges, all of which  impact patient care. Variability in imaging technologist expertise and procedure quality can lead to the need for repeat scans and recalls, resulting in additional procedure and training costs. Imaging procedure training, which traditionally requires in-person onsite training, is often difficult during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Combined with challenges in maintaining business continuity resulting from staff turn-over and recruitment difficulties, both of which have been further complicated by the pandemic, today’s imaging environment requires a totally new approach.

Philips’ Radiology Operations Command Center addresses these challenges by providing virtual remote access and workflow capabilities in a secure environment.  Integrated solutions linking MR and CT to the command center will help increase the value and productivity of lead technologists, minimize image quality issues, accelerate training, and reduce travel time between sites for updating protocols. Radiology Operations Command Center helps expand access to imaging across an enterprise to help improve patient outcomes, improve patient and staff satisfaction and lower the cost of care.

“We have been deeply involved in piloting Philips’ Radiology Operations Command Center on our scanners over the past year, which is already showing great potential to help enhance our workflow efficiency and training needs,” said Dr. Lawrence N. Tannenbaum MD FACR, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Medical Director, Eastern Region at RadNet. “We use the technology to distribute our expertise across our network. Examples include cardiac imagers at one site helping to manage workload at other sites, while a rookie technologist doing a problematic prostate MR can get support from expert technologists at a central site. We are also leveraging the technology to centralize training, connecting people virtually to watch multiple exams on the same day from the central site. The information sharing is already showing great potential.”

Expanding access to imaging services to enable expert care
With Philips Radiology Operations Command Center, radiology departments can expand access to imaging across more locations and during more convenient hours to help meet patient demand, while increasing capacity and throughput within existing labor resources limits. Radiology Operations Command Center’s telepresence capabilities give imaging centers access to imaging experts allowing them to expand their capabilities to provide complex procedures and specialty subservices such as virtual colonoscopy, cardiac CT, Breast MRI and prostate MRI. This allows imaging providers to improve imaging exam quality to help reduce or eliminate negative patient experiences such as procedure recalls or repeats, while also helping to improve talent retention within their organization by reducing the burden on their staff.

“We understand the pain points our customers face in terms of staff variability, training levels, and the need to maintain standardization of both the imaging quality and the patient experience – pain points that have been further accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis at Philips. “As an integral component of the Philips Radiology Workflow Suite being featured at RSNA this year, Philips Radiology Operations Command Center enables our customers to virtualize imaging by setting up a unique model of operations to seamlessly extend their expert talent across all sites. By working with advanced imaging partners like RadNet, we see the virtualization of imaging as a game changer in radiology workflow.”

Philips virtual platform at RSNA 2020
Starting Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, visitors to the Philips virtual RSNA platform can participate in live, on-demand sessions and explore a unique 3D environment that allows them to customize hands-on demos featuring the latest breakthrough innovations from Philips across diagnostic and interventional imaging, including Philips Radiology Operations Command Center, which is now commercially available in the U.S. market. Visit Philips Live at RSNA 2020 for more information on Philips’ integrated workflow solutions within the Radiology Workflow Suite that connect data, technology and people to redefine radiology workflow efficiencies.

Philips triple duty of care
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight how interconnected the world’s social, economic and environmental challenges are. Philips remains fully focused on delivering against its triple duty of care: meeting critical customer needs, safeguarding the health and safety of its employees, and ensuring business continuity. As a purpose-driven health technology company, Philips is applying its innovation strength to improve the health and well-being of people. The company is deeply committed to doing business responsibly and sustainably, recently setting out a range of challenging new environmental, social and governance targets.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: + 1 978-221-8919
E-mail : kathy.oreilly@philips.com
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Silvie Casanova
Philips North America
Tel.: +1 781-879-0692
E-mail: Silvie.casanova@philips.com

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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Feedzai’s Financial Crime Report: COVID increases fraud rate by 60%

Ecommerce Transactions

26% increase in the dollar amount processed in May 2020 compared to the 2019 holiday season

  • Top 3 Global Fraud Contributors in 2020: Card cloning, High-Speed Ordering/Spending, and High-Risk Merchant Category Code
  • 34% increase in card cloning fraud rate across industries and regions
  • 13% increase in sporting goods purchases compared to last holiday season due to social distancing and prohibited indoor gatherings
  • 36% decrease in fuel purchases compared to Q1 and 89% Drop in Transportation Sector Transactions
  • 75% of customers plan to maintain new digital banking habits

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Feedzai, the world’s leading risk management platform, has announced its Quarterly Financial Crime Report which contains financial crime indicators and consumer trends while drawing spending comparisons during one of the most complex shifts in consumer behavior. The report also identifies the top 3 Global Fraud Contributors in 2020 with card cloning, high-speed ordering/spending, and high-risk merchant category code taking the lead.

Fraudsters also seized opportunities provided by the shift to online transactions causing networks’ fraud rates to increase by 60%. Not only was there more fraud attempted, the dollar value of each attempted fraudulent transaction was 5.5% higher than it had been the six months preceding the pandemic.

Gas and Public Transportation During the Lockdown

Public transportation dropped by 89% and the number of gas station transactions dropped by 36% compared to Q1.

The digital-first revolution brought on by the pandemic has shown that criminals – who already revealed technical sophistication – quickly adjusted to the new reality and that consumers adapted their shopping habits to the realities of lockdowns and social distancing requirements. In both cases, they’re not likely to switch back. In fact, 30% of consumers opened new accounts during the pandemic, and 75% of customers plan to maintain digital banking habits. A further 56% cited trust as the reason they opened new accounts with their current financial institution.

30% Increase in Card Not Present (CNP) Transactions

  • The radical shift to online commerce and banking produced a 30% rise in CNP transactions from April through August as compared to Q1 2020. As expected, the move away from in-person transactions realized a 22% drop in April for card-present (CP) transactions. However, and most surprisingly, by June, CP transactions, which dramatically decreased in April, recovered.

13% increase in sporting goods transactions comparing to holiday shopping levels

  • With new social distancing guidelines and a dramatic change in people’s social behavior, which prohibited indoor gatherings, came with new shopping needs. One sector, in particular, has seen an uptick: sporting goods. Transactions skyrocketed during Q2 and Q3, reaching 2019 holiday shopping levels. Even more impressive, sales were sustained over three months. May 2020 saw a 13% increase in the number of transactions compared to the peak holiday month of December 2019.

89% Drop in Transportation Sector Transactions

  • At the start of the lockdowns when consumers were sheltering in place, the transportation sector took a giant hit. Public transportation dropped by 89% and the number of gas station transactions dropped by 36% compared to Q1.

Fuel Transactions, Public Transportation, and Travel Refunds

  • The steep decline in transactions related to gas and fuel was short-lived and met with an equal and opposite rebound. Additionally, Feedzai saw an increase in transactions during the summer months.
  • The radical shift to work from home policies implemented to stop the spread of COVID forced many public transit systems to dramatically decrease their activity. Nine months later, public transportation remains down by 56% from pre-pandemic levels.
  • Travel refunds rose 150% in March, compared to early 2020, but after a difficult start, refund rates returned to their normal levels.

COVID cancels Black Friday but gives Cyber Month a big push

Black Friday as we know it is canceled for the year. Major retailers are limiting crowds and extending their deals beyond one day to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Consumers are now opting for Cyber Monday, which will morph into Cyber Month. It’s a necessary step to both ensure robust retail figures and also meet new realities ushered in by COVID, which has delivered previously unseen and unheard-of digital results: holiday season shopping levels in spring and summer. The dollar amount processed in May 2020 was higher than 2019’s holiday season. Additionally, the dollar amount increases over the previous year’s holiday season were sustained through the summer and early fall.

  • Monetary Value
    • 26% increase in the dollar amount processed in May 2020 compared to the 2019 holiday season
    • 13% increase in dollar value June-Sep. 2020 over the 2019 holiday season
  • Number of Transactions
    • 30% increase per month in number of transactions from June-Sep. 2020 compared to Sep. 2019

“We’ve analyzed over 4 billion global transactions across all major industries to produce what we believe to be a comprehensive snapshot of the latest fraud and consumer trends,” said Jaime Ferreira, Senior Director of Global Data Science at Feedzai. “COVID has created a big disruption in the banking, payments, and e-commerce sectors with multiple impacts all over the world. Feedzai is in a good position to add clarity to this debate and help financial institutions to understand these complex shifts and how to better protect their customers.”

4 Ways to Spot a Scam

Fraudsters sometimes pretend to be someone from a tech or utility company, the government, or even charity. They might tell consumers that there’s a problem, an emergency, a virus on a personal device, or a problem with one or several accounts. In order for them to “solve” the problem, they ask people to verify their personal information.

Fraudsters also bombard people with questions and threats. They might say that a person is about to face legal actions or unwanted financial consequences. In every case, they will act as the person with the power to avoid any kind of harm.

  • Don’t provide personal or financial information to people that are calling you even if they sound credible. Legitimate businesses or government agencies won’t ask you for personal information like credit or debit card numbers, social security, etc. If anyone is asking you to act quickly to avoid legal or financial consequences, you’re in the presence of someone who is trying to scam you.
  • Never transfer money to people that say that that action will solve the problem, and never accept to deposit money in your bank account to then send it back to the person who is requesting it.
  • Carefully inspect the emails in your inbox that might contain suspicious links and keep a close eye out for fake websites that ask you to submit personal information. Text messages or rogue mobile apps are also common tactics used by fraudsters and scammers.
  • If you think you’re in the presence of a scammer, hang up, find a number from a legitimate source and use a different phone to call the institution to clarify the information you were provided with.

Access Feedzai’s Quarterly Financial Crime Report to learn more about the latest fraud and consumer trends.

About Feedzai

Feedzai is the market leader in fighting financial crime with AI. We’re coding the future of commerce with today’s most advanced risk management platform powered by big data and machine learning. Founded and developed by data scientists and aerospace engineers, Feedzai has one mission: to make banking and commerce safe. With more than 500 employees, Feedzai is considered best in class by Aite and one of the most successful AI companies by Forbes. The world’s largest banks, processors, and retailers use Feedzai’s fraud prevention and anti-money laundering products to safeguard trillions of dollars and manage risk while improving customer experience.

Press Contact – Feedzai

Igor Carvalho
Head of Corporate Communications, Feedzai
igor.carvalho@feedzai.com

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10kW+ Laser Cutting Machine Made a Sales Record of 260 Sets, Bodor Laser Constantly Surprises the Market

SHANDONG, China, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The spring of 2020 is different. A sudden epidemic has stopped us from all kinds of progress. The world is shrouded in the haze of the epidemic, and the COVID-19 epidemic has become a matter of concern to everyone. There is no doubt that the outbreak of this epidemic has brought a great blow to the world economy. In this context, “high efficiency” has become the overall demand of manufacturing and processing in several major industries such as heavy machinery, urban rail transit, high-speed rail and new energy etc. https://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/a02c98e0-2f15-4cae-8add-b2419d07ee23?size=3

With its excellent performance, 10kW+ laser cutting machine has gradually become the darling of the market and has been adopted by the majority of metal processing enterprises. As one of the fastest-growing companies in the laser industry, Bodor Laser has also taken part in this activity. Bodor Laser’s 10kW+ products have become a representative of new productivity in the field of laser cutting by virtue of wider and deeper processing range, stronger cutting ability and higher processing efficiency. Since the Bodor laser 10kW+ laser cutting machine was put into the market, it has repeatedly created industry sales miracles.

Until the beginning of November 2020, the sales volume of Bodor Laser 10kW products have achieved 260 units, the sales of 20kW have exceeded 20 units, the 30kW equipment has reached the world’s first batch of contracts, and the world’s first 40kW laser cutting machine has achieved its world premiere at the same time.

On September 4th, the Bodor Laser’s 40kW ultra-high power fiber laser cutting machine made its global debut at the Bodor Laser Innovation and Research Center, in order to define the future pioneering posture and achieve a new high point in the laser cutting industry.image2

40kW can make laser cutting technology improve a big step as a whole, break more limitations of laser cutting processing, and make laser processing have a more extensive use scene. On the premise of improving the processing quality, the processing efficiency of 10kW fiber laser cutting has also been doubled, allowing end users to complete more business volume in the same time. In addition, the overall processing cost has also been greatly reduced, allowing terminal sheet metal processing users to reduce costs and generate income.

Now, the world’s first 40kW laser cutting machine has been unveiled, redefining laser cutting. Bodor Laser will take the 40kW global debut as the starting point, start a new round of technological revolution, provide better services for customers and create more and greater value for global metal processing enterprises.

(Note: Bodor Laser’s global sales and service network provides services for 150 countries on 6 continents)

Chi Han
jerry.han@bodor.com
+86 15668308452

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Edge Cloud Services Provider Zenlayer Selects Juniper Networks to Power a Better-Connected World

Juniper’s MX series routers deliver full-featured support of segment routing traffic engineering, strong telemetry capabilities and future-proof scaling for the cloud provider experiencing exponential growth

BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that Zenlayer has selected Juniper Networks for datacenter network upgrades to help drive its rapid growth as a global edge cloud services provider and to better deliver its vision of providing instantaneous worldwide connectivity and a superior digital user experience through its software-defined platforms.

As a leading global edge cloud services provider, Zenlayer has experienced stellar growth to now offer its on-demand bare metal cloud, SD-WAN, cloud networking and managed services from a global footprint of over 180 nodes across six continents. From a longer-term growth perspective, Zenlayer has identified the enablement of the rapid rise of emerging markets as a key priority, having expanded and developed its operations across regions such as Southeast Asia, South America, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. By providing secure, stable and sustainable access to networking resources, Zenlayer helps enterprises across its markets to deploy applications near their users, expand their global presence and improve the digital experience offered to their end customers.

To ensure continued scalability alongside its substantial growth momentum, Zenlayer required a significant expansion of its global networking infrastructure. This would allow the company to address several priorities, including the capacity to support the ever-increasing demand for lower latency services across industries like gaming and video streaming, as well as the ability to step up its research and development efforts in areas such as intent-based networking.

Having forged a long-term relationship driving Zenlayer’s growth as its major network vendor over the years, Juniper Networks was selected again for Zenlayer’s latest upgrade and to further introduce agile, automated and AI-driven innovation across its network.

News Highlights:

  • Juniper Networks® MX Series Universal Routing Platforms have been deployed as backbone routers in Zenlayer’s initial phase of upgrades, with plans for the potential replacement of other vendor backbone routers in later phases
  • A variety of other Juniper® platforms from the QFX Series of data center switches and the SRX Series of next-generation firewalls also sits across the rest of Zenlayer’s network
  • Segment routing traffic engineering is utilized to schedule traffic, with the full-featured support of SR-TE and multiprotocol label switching from Juniper’s solutions key to addressing Zenlayer’s capacity demands
  • Leading telemetry capabilities, better routing and forwarding table support, as well as stronger access control lists and physical interface device resources also addressed Zenlayer’s priority of forward-looking scalability
  • Juniper’s strong automation capabilities also allow Zenlayer to continuously explore the increased adoption of agile, automated and AI-driven innovation across its network

Supporting Quotes:

“With our sharp focus on only providing top quality cloud services, Zenlayer has built a large customer base and developed a strong reputation in just six years. Close cooperation with our technology partners has been essential and we are delighted to have been able to successfully upgrade and expand our global networking infrastructure to accommodate this growth. The strong hardware and technical support from Juniper Networks have been crucial toward reducing network transmission delays while maintaining high levels of performance and reliability. In addition, the rich routing features and powerful automation capabilities have also provided a strong foundation for agile operations and our continued business growth. We look forward to building on our deep and cooperative relationship with Juniper Networks, which will be a win-win result for our future development.”

     – Ansan Chen, VP, Product and Platform, Zenlayer

“In our increasingly cloud-first world, the demand for greater, faster and smoother global interconnectivity is rising by the day. Zenlayer has grown rapidly as a leading edge cloud services provider in the span of a few short years, a strong testament to their customer-first focus of improving the digital user experience globally. It is a vision we are delighted to share and a continued growth journey we are excited to enable – especially with the next-generation segment routing traffic engineering deployed, driven by our automation and AI-driven capabilities.”

     – Norman Lam, VP & GM, China, Juniper Networks

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About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks challenges the inherent complexity that comes with networking and security in the multicloud era. We do this with products, solutions and services that transform the way people connect, work and live. We simplify the process of transitioning to a secure and automated multicloud environment to enable secure, AI-driven networks that connect the world. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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OKEx กลับมาให้บริการถอนสินทรัพย์หลังจากการระงับชั่วคราว

วัลเลตตา, มอลตา, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKEx (www.okex.com) จุดแลกเปลี่ยนสกุลเงินคริปโตเคอเรนซี่และอนุพันธ์ชั้นนำระดับโลก มีความยินดีที่จะประกาศว่าบริการถอนสินทรัพย์ดิจิทัลทั้งหมดจะกลับมาให้บริการอีกครั้งในหรือก่อนวันที่ 27 พฤศจิกายน เพื่อเป็นมาตรการรักษาความปลอดภัยในการคุ้มครองเงินทุนของผู้ใช้ การถอนออกจากการแลกเปลี่ยนจึงถูกระงับชั่วคราวในวันที่ 16 ตุลาคม โดยที่ฟังก์ชันอื่นๆ ทั้งหมดบนแพลตฟอร์มจะไม่ได้รับผลกระทบ ซึ่งปัญหาที่ทำให้ OKEx ใช้มาตรการรักษาความปลอดภัยพิเศษได้รับการแก้ไขแล้ว

แม้จะมีการรับประกันความปลอดภัยของสินทรัพย์ของผู้ใช้ตลอดระยะเวลาการระงับและการให้บริการอย่างต่อเนื่องในฟังก์ชันอื่นๆ ทั้งหมดของการแลกเปลี่ยน OKEx ตระหนักดีว่าการระงับการถอนชั่วคราวทำให้เกิดความไม่สะดวกแก่ลูกค้า นับตั้งแต่ก่อตั้ง OKEx ยืนยันที่จะรักษาเงินสำรอง 100% มาโดยตลอด ซึ่งหมายความว่าเงินทุนของผู้ใช้ทั้งหมดสามารถถอนได้โดยไม่มีข้อจำกัดหลังจากเปิดการถอนอีกครั้ง

เพื่อเป็นการขอบคุณลูกค้าประจำที่ให้การสนับสนุนอย่างต่อเนื่องและเพื่อขออภัยสำหรับการหยุดให้บริการ OKEx จะเปิดตัวแคมเปญตอบแทนความไว้ใจของผู้ใช้จำนวนมากควบคู่ไปกับการเปิดการถอนเงินอีกครั้ง รายละเอียดของข้อมูลเหล่านี้จะประกาศในอีกไม่กี่วันข้างหน้า

“เรายินดีเป็นอย่างยิ่งที่จะประกาศการกลับมาของบริการเต็มรูปแบบและขอขอบคุณผู้ใช้ของเราสำหรับการสนับสนุนอย่างต่อเนื่องในช่วงเวลาที่ยากลำบากนี้ ขออภัยในความไม่สะดวกที่เกิดขึ้น และนอกเหนือจากการมอบรางวัลตอบแทนความไว้ใจ เรารู้ดีว่าเรายังคงต้องทำงานอย่างทุ่มเทต่อไปเพื่อเรียกคืนความเชื่อมั่นของผู้ใช้” Jay Hao, CEO ของ OKEx กล่าว

ในฐานะที่เป็นหนึ่งในผู้นำด้านการแลกเปลี่ยนสกุลเงินคริปโตเคอเรนซี่ที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก OKEx ได้เติบโตขึ้นทั้งในด้านขนาดและความสำคัญนับตั้งแต่เริ่มก่อตั้ง ซึ่งมักได้รับการยอมรับอย่างบ่อยครั้งว่าเป็นแหล่งแลกเปลี่ยนอนุพันธ์สกุลเงินคริปโตเคอเรนซี่อันดับหนึ่งของโลกจากแหล่งที่มีชื่อเสียงมากมาย รวมถึง CoinDesk Research และ CryptoCompare ด้วยการผลักดันนวัตกรรมและความมุ่งมั่นต่อผู้ใช้อย่างต่อเนื่อง ทำให้ผู้ซื้อขายใน OKEx สามารถดำเนินกลยุทธ์การซื้อขายที่หลากหลายเพื่อเพิ่มผลตอบแทนและป้องกันความเสี่ยงได้สูงสุด พวกเขายังสามารถรับรายได้แบบพาสซีฟโดยการลงทุนกับโทเค็นที่แตกต่างกันผ่านการริเริ่มต่างๆ เช่น OKEx Earn และ OKEx Jumpstart Mining

เกี่ยวกับ OKEx

OKEx นำเสนอตลาดที่หลากหลายที่สุดซึ่งเป็นที่ที่ผู้ซื้อขาย นักขุด และนักลงทุนในองค์กรสามารถจัดการสินทรัพย์คริปโต เพิ่มโอกาสในการลงทุน และป้องกันความเสี่ยง เรามอบจุดแลกเปลี่ยนและการซื้อขายอนุพันธ์ รวมถึงสัญญาซื้อขายล่วงหน้า การซื้อขายแบบ Perpetual Swap และ Options จากคริปโตเคอเรนซี่หลักๆ พร้อมมอบความยืดหยุ่นให้กับนักลงทุนในการกำหนดกลยุทธ์เพื่อเพิ่มรายได้สูงสุดและลดความเสี่ยง

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After Being Stuck Indoors, Global Beer Brand Corona Launches New Original Content Series “Free Range Humans” to Inspire a Life of Disconnection Outside

The New Series on Corona Social Channels Marks the Launch of ABInBevs Corona Studios

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On average, people spend 90% of their lives indoors*, and in the nine months since lockdowns started around the world, this has felt more real than ever. For many, this reality has sparked a growing desire to be outside and explore a lifestyle away from the familiar urban jungle and closer to nature. Increasingly, this has led to populations fleeing large cities** in search of a more fulfilling life.

As a brand linked to the beach and nature, Corona is addressing this shift with the launch of its new original content series, Free Range Humans. The series, which celebrates real-life individuals who made the leap, aims to inspire those pursuing meaningful lives outside to take that next step once the pandemic subsides. Corona believes our best selves are experienced outside, and it is with this mantra that the brand is delivering a first-in-kind series to provide much needed escapism with the credibility that few can. The series is the first global content franchise from the Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) brand, which operates and markets Corona exclusively outside of the US.

Free Range Humans is an eight-part digital content series celebrating individuals that chose to break from routine in pursuit of more fulfilling lives outside. The series comes out of the newly launched Corona Studios, and marks the first of many content-led initiatives for the brand, who is expanding its entertainment footprint to engage consumers more deeply across their passion points. Free Range Humans can be viewed on Corona’s Youtube channel and other social platforms starting today.

For many, a relaxed, outdoor way of life is a mere daydream. Through its 6-10 minute episodes, Free Range Humans offers mental disconnection for those indoors and celebrates the stories of individuals around the world who made this a reality. They challenged a conventional lifestyle to overcome obstacles and fully embrace their passions, ranging from underwater art sculpting to the development of an influential female surf school. Each story offers insight and inspiration into what a rich life can be when we just make that first step.

Free Range Humans season one features:

  • Bruna Bessa, a Brazilian public relations associate turned surf instructor and founder of Mare Alta, a women’s empowerment surf camp that hosts retreats around the world.
  • Juan Pablo Bueno, a Colombian biologist who built an eco-friendly resort in the jungle of La Macarena without disturbing a single tree.
  • Mario Rigby, a Canadian influencer who gave up a potential Olympic career to become a world traveller focused on breaking cultural perceptions by helping people discover new places and people around the world.
  • Emily Penn, a Cambridge-trained architect turned ocean advocate from the UK who leads sailing expeditions to eradicate plastic from our oceans.
  • Jason deCaires Taylor, a UK artist who used his passion and talent to create underwater sculptures that become coral reefs and marine ecosystems.
  • Roushanna Gray, a South African sustainable coastal forager who educates students about the edible treasures that nature has to offer.
  • Zandile Ndhlovu, who broke through cultural barriers to become the first Black freediving instructor in South Africa.
  • Darci Liu, a dancer who became China’s first professional surfer, using her knowledge to inspire and change perception as a surf coach, eco-entrepreneur, and environmental advocate.

Free Range Humans marks the formal launch of Corona Studios, a new venture within the brand to provide high quality, consistent, and entertaining content to consumers. With Corona Studios, the brand will build deeper consumer connections through story-led content across its passion point verticals of travel, surf lifestyle, sustainability, wellness, and the creative arts. Over the last nine months, the brand has set the stage for this platform, producing over 30 films in collaboration with dozens of local, world class creators. As the platform expands, Corona Studios aims to diversify its content base across relevant formats and verticals, from long form videos to short form clips and more. Free Range Humans was originally conceived by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and developed as a global entertainment platform by Pereira O’Dell.

“This is not just another travel series. With the events of this year, we know that people around the world are increasingly appreciative of the outside and pondering what an alternative life could look like. This series was developed to give new, first-hand inspiration on what that could look like once the lockdowns subside” said Felipe Ambra, Global Corona VP. “The people we are celebrating are an embodiment of the Corona lifestyle and we hope can serve as motivation for others to pursue a fulfilling life in and around the natural world when they are able to.”

While Free Range Humans is inspired by the traditional television show format, it was specifically shot to live natively across the social universe, with a connected ecosystem of supporting content. Instead of standard 22 minute episodes, for example, the series offers 6-10 minutes episodic stories, collectively equivalent to the production of a feature film, involving collaboration with over 100 people. Each episode is flanked with a range of promotional cuts and 2-3 assets for the curious minds looking to explore each cast members’ passion points more deeply.

Notably, the series was produced remotely by Pereira O’Dell and shot by Rocket Film. The casting process was rigorous and assessed 500 candidates, and the shoot included teams working in six virtual edit rooms across multiple time zones, allowing for nimble, real-time collaboration between editors, producers, and sound design daily. Post-production was led by Cosmo Street Editorial, with music scored by Quiet City.

In light of the COVID-19 climate and with consumers increasingly emboldened to disconnect and pursue their passions, Corona also wants to enable more people to live a free range lifestyle. That is why the brand is accompanying its series launch with the announcement of its Free Range Fund, a grant pool to help support the outside projects of select consumers globally. With the fund, Corona aims to identify and enable passionate individuals who broke routine to pursue their projects fully, with the potential to be featured in Season Two of Free Range Humans. Consumers can apply for the fund at www.CoronaFreeRangeFund.uk starting Wednesday, November 25th.

For additional information about Free Range Humans visit Corona.com and YouTube.com/Corona.

*https://indoor.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/lbnl-47713.pdf
**https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/coronavirus-has-tainted-city-life-now-i-long-for-nature-and-community

ABOUT CORONA
Born in Mexico, Corona is the leading beer brand in the country, the most popular Mexican beer worldwide exported to more than 180 countries. Corona Extra was first brewed in 1925 at the Cervecería Modelo in Mexico City. Corona is a pioneer in the beer industry by being the first to use a transparent bottle showcasing its purity and high quality to the world. The artwork found on the bottle is painted, highlighting our commitment to quality in our packaging and our Mexican heritage. No Corona is complete without the lime. Naturally adding character, flavor and refreshment, the lime ritual is an integral part of delivering an experience that is truly unique to Corona. The brand is synonymous with the beach and celebrates time outdoors. It invites people to pause, relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

CONTACT
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(917) 753-2955