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PSAV Connects Presenters with Attendees in New Live Event Environment

Presentation Stages™ Offer a Virtual Return to the Stage

Schiller Park, Ill., Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, has launched Presentation Stages™, a remote presentation environment that creates a familiar stage setting to bridge presenters and attendees together in a live, virtual or hybrid environment. Combined with its MeetSAFE™ guidelines, the Company’s health and safety protocols, Presentation Stages offer a clean and safe pre-built location to produce, record and/or broadcast a high-quality online event.

As companies move forward with initiatives such as new product launches, training sessions or sales kick-off meetings, PSAV has created an event solution with a broadcast quality stage far exceeding production values available from the typical home or office. Presentation Stages are equipped with critical broadcast technology and staging equipment that helps elevate event messaging and engagement. Presenters broadcast from one or several Presentation Stage locations, eliminating the need to travel. Content flows seamlessly between presenters and attendees whether the presentation is dynamic live, video or on-demand. Onsite production support is constant throughout the process – from planning and rehearsals to execution and post-production – to optimize overall presentation experience and quality. Using the latest technology, each Presentation Stage offers enhanced aesthetics and can be custom designed and branded to amplify presenter messages.

“While we are starting to see live events slowly come back through our production of thousands of in-person events during the months of August and September, our Presentation Stage solution is the outcome of our latest work to continue meeting the evolving needs of our customers in this challenging environment,” said Annette Moody, SVP, Product Management. “This service enables presenters to return to the stage and utilize a setting that is ideal for conducting a live broadcast or instilling the confidence to deliver a recorded message. It’s one way we can simply provide them with more seamless options to achieve their goals.”

“We were the first to use the new Presentation Stage near Chicago. From the start of the process through post-production, service was excellent, flexible and collaborative,” said Mary EM Bradford, Senior Manager Meeting Services, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). “The studio was beautiful with many options for aesthetics, versatility and production, and allowed all involved to follow PSAV’s MeetSAFE guidelines. We truly appreciated the creative and safe environment to produce general sessions and presentations for our EDGE conference. They were flawless and so well received.”

Presentation Stages are just one of the many virtual, hybrid and live event solutions designed to help keep customers meeting, connecting and inspiring. They are currently available in major metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Australia. For more information, visit www.psav.com/presentation-stages or call 866.483.5110.

About PSAV®

The PSAV family of companies serves as a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting professionals deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and events. The team consists of thousands of professionals across 2,100 on-site venue locations and more than 50 regional warehouses. The company operates in more than 20 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. It is the trusted partner and exclusive on-site provider of choice at leading venues worldwide. PSAV was recently named to the Forbes 2018 and 2019 America’s Best Employer list. The company is headquartered in Schiller Park, Ill.  www.psav.com.

Bob Niersbach
PSAV
847.385.3619
rniersbach@psav.com

Pulse Secure Registers Outstanding Business Growth and Partner Expansion in Asia Pacific Japan Region

Explosive surge in demand for workforce mobility, Zero Trust and secure access solutions propel expansion of regional business in reach and scale

SINGAPORE, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pulse Secure, the leading provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions, today announced exceptional business and partner growth across the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region, for the first half of 2020. Robust demand for Pulse Secure Zero Trust and remote access solutions has resulted in a more than 18 times increase in overall subscriptions, and over 260 percent growth in new business revenue, year-over-year.

Registering five consecutive growth quarters since 2019, Pulse Secure has garnered tremendous support from new and existing customers in the APJ region. As enterprises advance workforce mobility and business digitization by leveraging cloud, utility and hybrid IT computing, users require safe and secure access to on-premise and cloud applications from any device, at any time and location.

Additionally, cyber threats, data breaches and compliance obligations have rendered authentication and adaptive control critical to appropriate access, which has compelled organizations to turn to solutions that would help simplify secure access management with end-to-end visibility, rich analytics, automated provisioning, and advanced threat response.

In the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, Pulse Secure launched its Pulse Cares program to help customers support work-from-home (WFH) initiatives and business continuity through expedited sales and service response. The company worked with over 1,500 customers globally that required immediate temporary subscription licenses and deployment guidance in order to rapidly expand their secure remote access capacity during their procurement.

To address the exponential business growth in APJ, Pulse Secure has expanded its footprint across the region with new offices opening in China, Korea and Australia to complement existing direct presence in Singapore, India and Japan. Total staff count in the region has grown by more than 10 percent over the previous year.

“Our regional customers knew the importance of business continuity and productivity while staying protected and compliant in the digital world, and have entrusted Pulse Secure to provide them with the best solution for remote and flexible workplace options, and to accelerate user workflows to cloud-based applications,” said Joe Signorelli, Vice President for APJ at Pulse Secure. “We are committed to serving our customers and partners as they take advantage of mobile and cloud computing through our continued investment and expansion of the reach and scale of our regional business.”

Pulse Secure has also bolstered its partner network and channel footprint in APJ, through the appointment of new distributors, resellers and training partners that are aligned with its go-to-market strategy across focused industries and customer segments. The company has hundreds of active partners throughout the APJ region, these include:

  • ECCOM – A leading system integrator, ECCOM has partnered with Pulse Secure to add Zero Trust secure access capabilities to its comprehensive IT portfolio across the Greater China region.
  • MDI – With the sudden shift into a digital-first workplace, MDI and Pulse Secure formed a key partnership and successfully spearheaded secure access deployments in the Philippines, particularly in banking and telecommunications.
  • Datacipher – New partnership with Datacipher to deliver Pulse Secure Authorized Training courses across Australia and New Zealand. Training courses are designed to help network engineers, enterprise system architects, technical support specialists and implementation consultants to successfully deploy and maintain Pulse Secure products and services.

“Pulse Secure is our vendor of choice in Zero Trust and secure access solutions. As organizations in Asia Pacific transform their business digitally and accelerate workforce mobility to meet both near and long term challenges, Pulse Secure holds the key to unlocking the possibilities, freedom and peace of mind that they need to stay productive, safe and compliant,” said James Shen, Deputy General Manager of Solutions Operation at ECCOM. “We look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with Pulse Secure to help our customers adapt to new workstyle initiatives and advance their hybrid IT transformation.”

About Pulse Secure
Pulse Secure provides easy, comprehensive software-driven Secure Access solutions for people, devices, things and services that improve visibility, protection and productivity for our customers. Our suites and SaaS platform uniquely integrate cloud, mobile, application and network access to enable hybrid IT in a Zero Trust world. Over 24,000 enterprises and service providers across every vertical entrust Pulse Secure to empower their mobile workforce to securely access applications and information in the data center and cloud while ensuring business compliance. Learn more at www.pulsesecure.net

Follow @PulseSecure on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Media Contact:

Tony Tan
Autonomy for Pulse Secure
tony@autonomy-consulting.com 
+65 6570 9139

Novavax to Present COVID-19 Vaccine Data at World Vaccine Congress Europe 2020

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that Gregory M. Glenn, M.D, President of Research & Development, will present on NVX-CoV2373, the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine, at the 2020 World Vaccine Congress Europe. The Congress takes place virtually October 19 – 21, 2020.

Presentation Title: Recombinant nanoparticle COVID-19 vaccine: Platform technology for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)
Time: 14:10 CET/8:10 am ET

For more information on the Congress or to register, please click here.

About NVX-CoV2373
NVX-CoV2373 is a vaccine candidate engineered from the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. NVX-CoV2373 was created using Novavax’ recombinant nanoparticle technology to generate antigen derived from the coronavirus spike (S) protein and contains Novavax’ patented saponin-based Matrix-M™ adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. NVX-CoV2373 contains purified protein antigen and cannot replicate, nor can it cause COVID-19. In preclinical trials, NVX-CoV2373 demonstrated induction of antibodies that block binding of spike protein to receptors targeted by the virus, a critical aspect for effective vaccine protection. In the Phase 1 portion of its Phase 1/2 clinical trial, NVX-CoV2373 was generally well-tolerated and elicited robust antibody responses numerically superior to that seen in human convalescent sera. NVX-CoV2373 is also being evaluated in a Phase 3 trial in the UK and two ongoing Phase 2 studies that began in August; a Phase 2b trial in South Africa, and a Phase 1/2 continuation in the U.S. and Australia. Novavax has secured $2 billion in funding for its global coronavirus vaccine program, including up to $388 million in funding from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

About Novavax
Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a late-stage biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. Novavax is undertaking clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, its vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. NanoFlu™, its quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both vaccine candidates incorporate Novavax’ proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M™ adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines; its proprietary recombinant technology platform combines the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

For more information, visit www.novavax.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Contacts:
Investors
Erika Trahan
ir@novavax.com
240-268-2022

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kaplan@kogspr.com
617-974-8659

Seaborn Deploys Infinera to Launch AMX-1 Submarine Network Services Connecting US and Brazil

Seaborn Announces the launch of AMX-1 from Rio de Janeiro to Jacksonville

Seaborn launches new network services on the AMX-1 submarine network segment connecting the U.S. and Brazil

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced today the launch of new submarine network services on Seaborn’s AMX-1 submarine network segment connecting the U.S. and Brazil. Powered by Infinera’s XT Series submarine network platforms, featuring Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology, Seaborn’s new network boasts modernized architecture and industry-leading spectral efficiency, enabling the company to optically bypass cable landing stations and reduce network costs.

The global economy relies heavily on uninterrupted data connectivity, which is fueled by increasing bandwidth demand and bandwidth-intensive applications such as cloud-based services. To address global bandwidth needs across the Americas, Seaborn operates two leading cable systems, Seabras-1 and AMX-1, both powered by Infinera solutions. Seaborn’s AMX-1 cable system provides transport, Ethernet private line, and IP services on a geographically diverse path from its Seabras-1 cable, connecting Rio de Janeiro and Jacksonville, Florida, to offer its customers high-capacity, low-latency connectivity services.

“Our longstanding relationship with Infinera and this collaboration have enabled us to cost-efficiently address our customers’ growing capacity demands with reliable, low-latency solutions purpose-built for subsea transport,” said Paul Cannon, Vice President of Engineering & Operations at Seaborn. “Key factors in Seaborn’s selection of Infinera’s solutions are its history of consistently delivering industry-leading optical engines and the roadmap for its ICE6 800G generation technology.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Seaborn to provide submarine network services enabling the company to operate a resilient, high-capacity network,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s optical engines consistently demonstrate proven benefits in subsea applications, delivering superior spectral efficiency while significantly lowering network costs. With Infinera’s optical engine, Seaborn has the network capacity needed today and can seamlessly upgrade its network in the future to Infinera’s ICE6 800G generation coherent technology with ease as bandwidth demands dictate.”

Contacts:

Infinera Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.comSeaborn Media:
Naaz Bax, Head of Marketing
media-relations@seabornnetworks.com
Infinera Investors:
Amitabh Passi
Head of Investor Relations
apassi@infinera.com

About Seaborn
Seaborn addresses global communications needs across the Americas delivering wavelength, Ethernet private line and IP services. Unique among independent cable operators, Seaborn fully operates and maintains its submarine and terrestrial cable infrastructure. POPs, terrestrial backhaul, landing stations and subsea cable are all under Seaborn’s control. The Seaborn management team has designed, built, and operated more subsea cable systems than any other telecom management team including over 75 landing stations, 250 global POPs, and 250,000 km of subsea fiber optic cable. Visit www.seabornnetworks.com for more information or follow us on LinkedIn.

About Infinera
Infinera is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet-optical portfolio delivers industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro transport applications. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at www.infinera.com/blog.

Infinera and the Infinera logo are registered trademarks of Infinera Corporation.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the potential technical, operations and financial benefits provided when using Infinera products. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Fiscal Quarter ended June 27, 2020 as filed with the SEC on August 6, 2020, as well as any subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at www.infinera.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

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Multi-Billion Dollar Operator Personal Cloud Opportunity Revealed by Synchronoss with Arthur D. Little

Market dynamics creating inflection point for operator personal cloud revenue growth potential

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) and Arthur D. Little reveal new analysis detailing that the total addressable market for personal cloud services will reach $8.9 billion by 2025 in the United States alone. The three key drivers of this trend are growth in mobile data generation and storage requirements, flat growth in free offerings by current market players, and continued evolution in personal cloud solution capabilities. The analysis shows that if the right strategy is adopted, the global personal cloud opportunity available to operators is valued between $15-$25 billion.

Personal cloud services provide for the storage of consumer data – photos, videos, documents and more – that can be accessed from any device. Telecoms operators today own only 1% of the U.S. personal cloud user base, giving them a tremendous growth opportunity. With smartphones as the primary place that people generate and store personal content, operators are in the driver’s seat as this market evolves and expands.

“In just the United States, the total addressable market for personal cloud services will reach $8.9 billion by 2025. Given that consumers already value and trust operators with their personal data, increasing ownership of the personal cloud user base is the greatest incremental revenue opportunity available to operators today,” said Jeff Miller, Interim President and CEO of Synchronoss Technologies. “Subscribers with operator-provided cloud services are four times more likely to use paid plans than subscribers with platform-provided clouds. Clearly, the market dynamics actively favor operators who capitalize on this growth potential. I believe operators can and will wrestle this opportunity to the ground.”

The $15-$25 billion global personal cloud opportunity available to operators is being driven by three main factors:

  • Data generation: More and more consumer data is being generated by and stored on smartphones. Global data traffic generated through smartphones is poised to grow at a CAGR of 31% through 2025.
  • Cloud adoption to cloud monetization: Personal cloud is now widely adopted, driven largely by ecosystem choices (the use of iOS, G-Suite, etc.) as opposed to active choices. Consumers value price, storage levels and interoperability. Security, privacy and data ownership are key significant trends as consumers look to primary central storage hubs which operators are primed to provide. Not only do operators have the opportunity to support the hardware, they can now become a one-stop-shop for all device and content data needs.
  • Storage needs: As consumers exceed free personal cloud storage allowances, they will have to move to a paid personal cloud model. Operators are well-positioned to move subscribers to paid cloud plans, but they must meet expectations for a new and enhanced customer experience.

Sean McDevitt, Partner, Arthur D. Little, added that personal cloud represents a significant revenue opportunity for telecoms operators over the next five years. “The way we communicate, live, entertain, learn, stay healthy and work are changing and reinforcing this opportunity. Data generation continues to skyrocket, ‘free’ cloud storage offerings are full or nearly full, and consumers are having to make decisions about who they trust to safeguard their personal data and assets. With the right strategy, telecoms operators can make a strong play for the personal cloud market.”

Miller concludes: “Telecoms operators should implement short- and long-term strategies to conquer the personal cloud market. In the short term, this means increasing personal cloud app visibility and interoperability, and positioning cloud as a ‘hub app’ to increase trial and subscription rates. Longer term, a cloud-first philosophy that drives consumers to use operator-provided personal cloud for various applications is critical. Taking photos through the app, playing games through the app, and other similar activities will drive high app usage and provide consumers with something more valuable than just storage. Recently, we’ve heard a lot of talk about ownership of the consumer and how operators are losing control. The right cloud strategy will allow operators to seize a sizable piece of the personal cloud market once and for all, and create billions of dollars in revenue.”

About Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss (NASDAQ: SNCR) transforms the way companies create new revenue, reduce costs and delight their subscribers with cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products and platforms supporting hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe. Synchronoss’ secure, scalable and groundbreaking new technologies, trusted partnerships and talented people change the way TMT customers grow their businesses. For more information, visit us at www.synchronoss.com.

Contacts

Media
Anais Merlin
CCgroup (International)
T: +44 20 3824 9219
E: synchronoss@ccgrouppr.com

Diane Rose
CCgroup (North America)
T: +1 727.238.7567
E: diane@ccgrouppr.com

Investors
Todd Kehrli/Joo-Hun Kim
MKR Investor Relations, Inc.
investor@synchronoss.com

Teledyne Imaging’s new Z-Trak2 family of 3D profile sensors delivers up to 45K profiles/sec

Introducing Z-Trak2 for high-speed, in-line height measurement and inspection applications using 5GigE

Teledyne Imaging’s Z-Trak2 profile sensor

New Z-Trak2 profile sensors provide accurate in-line height measurements

MONTREAL, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teledyne Imaging, a Teledyne Technologies [NYSE: TDY] company and global leader in machine vision technology, launches Z-Trak™2, its newest family of 3D profile sensors. Built on Teledyne Imaging’s 3D image sensor technology, Z-Trak2 ushers in a new era of 5GigE 3D profile sensors for high-speed, in-line 3D applications. Models deliver scan speeds of up to 45,000 profiles per second and features built-in HDR and reflection compensation algorithms to handle surfaces with varying degrees of reflectivity in a single scan. This delivers in-line height measurements for inspection, detection, identification, and guidance in electronics, semiconductor, automotive and factory automation markets segments.

Within the Z-Trak2 family, the S-2K and V-2K series feature scanning speeds of 45,000 profiles/sec and 10,000 profiles/sec respectively. Offering 2,000 points per profile, all Z-Trak2 models are factory calibrated and offered with either blue or red eye safe lasers to suit various surface properties and operating environments. All sensors are housed in IP67 enclosures for harsh environments and come bundled with Teledyne Imaging’s Sherlock 8 — a point-and-click, rapid application development software package.

“We are delighted to launch the Z-Trak2 family, designed for 3D applications requiring in-line height measurements on production floors,” commented Ghislain Beaupré, Vice President and GM, Teledyne DALSA, Montreal. “This new family combines speed and performance with easy-to-use features and lower cost. In addition, the series offers a price/performance mix of models to address a broad range of applications, involving objects of different sizes and surfaces. We expect this new series to benefit challenging mobile phone, electronics and factory automation inspection applications, among others.”

Sapera Z-Expert
Teledyne Imaging is also pleased to announce the introduction of Sapera Z-Expert with the release of Sapera LT SDK ver. 8.60. Z-Expert offers a graphical configuration environment for rapid set-up and configuration of the Z-Trak family of 3D profile sensors. With its intuitive GUI, Z-Expert allows for the creation of a Unified Measurement Space using up to 16 Z-Trak sensors, live visualization of profiles and 3D surfaces and includes a multi-sensor synchronization wizard.

Notes to Editors:
Teledyne Imaging is a group of leading-edge companies aligned under the Teledyne umbrella. Teledyne Imaging forms an unrivalled collective of expertise across the spectrum with decades of experience. Individually, each company offers best-in-class solutions. Together, they combine and leverage each other’s strengths to provide the deepest, widest imaging and related technology portfolio in the world. From aerospace through industrial inspection, scientific research, spectroscopy, radiography and radiotherapy, geospatial surveying, and advanced MEMS and semiconductor solutions, Teledyne Imaging offers world-wide customer support and the technical expertise to handle the toughest tasks. Their tools, technologies, and vision solutions are built to deliver to their customers a unique and competitive advantage.

For more information, visit www.teledyneimaging.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

Jessica Broom
Senior Global Marcomm Manager
jessica.broom@teledyne.com

To contact sales, please visit our website.

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Honduras Ex-President Receives Experimental Russian COVID Vaccine

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is taking part in Phase 3 trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Venezuelan state television showed Zelaya receiving a shot of Russia’s experimental Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Caracas on Monday.

Venezuela is the first Latin American country to participate in the testing process.

Western experts raised questions over the Sputnik V vaccine’s readiness for mass trials, citing the fact that Russia had tested the vaccine on just a small sample group before launching widespread testing.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro discounted the criticism, expressing satisfaction Zelaya is taking part in the trials.

So far, Venezuela has confirmed more than 87,000 coronavirus cases and at least 736 deaths.

Source: Voice Of America