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Sponsoring Future Technology Leaders in Our Community

Provision Networks sponsors future technology leaders in our community as the Desert Mountain Robotics Team advances to World FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Championship in Houston, TX.

Phoenix, AZ, USA — Scottsdale based Provision Networks sponsors future technology leaders in our community as the Desert Mountain Robotics Team advances to World FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Championship in Houston, TX.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to generate an interest in engineering and math among today’s youth. The program serves as a vehicle to provide students with a hands-on learning experience in robotics while partnered with engineers to gain a full experience. Students develop life skills in the areas of team building, problem solving, communication, and leadership in a fun and exciting environment. Robotics provides students with practical learning opportunities about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Each schools team is given a task through a live broadcast from NASA, and then each team has six weeks to brainstorm, design, test, and build a robot to complete the assignment. The Desert Mountain High School Robotics Club has shown their engineering and design skills as they demonstrated the capabilities of their robot.

By joining a FIRST team, students are more likely to go to college, earn a higher GPA, and have more scholarship opportunities. These students will be the next generation of new hires for companies like Provision Networks, or the customers we serve. We are excited to see how far the Desert Mountain High School Robotics Club can go.

About Provision Networks
Provision Networks understands the capabilities that WIFI and its analytics provide to their customers. They are the key for any business when taking the first step in creating the best WIFI network for end-users. Their success is achieved by gaining a deep understanding of a customer’s business processes and applying technology solutions that address key business challenges. Their team of engineers consistently provide superior analysis of customer’s existing networks; design solutions that align IT goals with business objectives; and deliver consistent results to customers. Backed with in-house project management, sales and executive leadership, Provision customers enjoy a collaborative engagement designed to address customer’s needs at each level of their organization. For more information, visit our website: http://www.provisionnetworks.net.

Media Contact:
Angelina Gonzales
NThreeQ Media, LLC
2999 North 44th St. #145
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-908-2285
agonzales@nthreeq.com
http://www.nthreeq.com

Fulham Acquires Control Network Solutions to Bring DALI® Control to Customers for Emerging Smart Lighting Products

CNS’s Smart Light Management Software and Technical Expertise Helps Fulham Meet Growing Demand for DALI-enabled Clever LED Drivers and Smart Lighting Controls.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. This transaction continues Fulham’s strategic European expansion.

Fulham has been developing its relationship with CNS for over a year and utilizing CNS’s elitedali to help its partners provide complete smart lighting control systems.

Based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) lighting communications standard, elitedali simplifies installation, commissioning, and control of lighting systems. Enhancing Building Management Systems (BMS) and Edge Control devices, elitedali provides total control over individual LED fixtures, including reducing input current, managing output to optimize useful life, adjusting lighting to dim at a constant level, and adjusting power output to accommodate different light sources.

With this acquisition, Fulham can now offer a DALI and web-based, convergent smart lighting solution to meet increased demand from customers worldwide. For Fulham customers in Europe and India, CNS’s smart lighting platform meets the immediate need for DALI-based lighting control solutions.

“We developed clever LED lighting components that are intelligent and programmable so luminaire manufacturers can customize solid-state lighting products in a customer-valued way. With the acquisition of CNS, we now have the remaining components needed to move from clever to smart lighting products – communications and control system software,” said Bob Howard-Anderson, Fulham CEO. “elitedali technology aligns with our vision of standards-based smart lighting controls and allows us to meet increasing customer demand for DALI-enabled lighting solutions based upon multi-vendor choice, flexibility and real-time device data for analytics, and effectively lays the foundation for the coming of smart lighting.”

Mike Welch, founder of CNS, will continue with Fulham as Vice President, Controls Business Development. In his new role, Welch will continue to support more than 40 elitedali resellers worldwide and help shape Fulham’s clever lighting strategy as well as new smart lighting products and solutions.

The elitedali solution is based on the Niagara® software framework from Tridium, an independent business entity of Honeywell International. Niagara is used by hundreds of OEMs and resellers to craft building, data center and smart city management systems.

“We are excited to be able to leverage Fulham’s global brand and resources to accelerate the market reach of elitedali,” said Welch. “Becoming a part of Fulham will allow us to provide better support for our growing Niagara Community Partners, enabling them to participate in larger lighting control projects.”

Fulham already incorporates DALI support into a variety of its LED driver products, including the programmable WorkHorse LED drivers and the company’s new Lumo series of European LED drivers. Fulham offers CNS partners direct access to DALI-compatible driver products through Fulham’s global network of distributors, and works with a network of OEM luminaire manufacturers that incorporate the company’s DALI drivers.

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of LED drivers, please visit http://www.fulham.com.

For more information on elitedali smart lighting controls, please visit http://www.elitedali.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

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Future Electronics President Robert Miller Recognizes Seoul Branch on 20th Anniversary

Pointe Claire, Quebec (realtimepressrelease) April 18, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently observed the 20th anniversary of the opening of the company’s Seoul branch in South Korea.

Future Electronics, founded in Montreal in November of 1968 by Robert Miller, President. The Seoul branch opened in 1997, and the company now has 2 offices in South Korea. One is located near Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and the other is in Daegu, which is in the southern area of the country.

Richard Lee, Regional Technical Manager, said, “The South Korea team of 36 looks forward to continued success throughout 2017, delighting customers with full quote visibility and Demand Creation. We offer products, services and technology solutions to a variety of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer electronics and security. We also provide extraordinary services, programs, and technology, and continue to grow every year.”

Lee continued, “Future Electronics will keep investing in sales, marketing and engineering resources to maintain momentum, and I am confident that our team will continue to support customers with outstanding service and ongoing growth for another 20 years and beyond.”

Company president Robert Miller congratulated everyone and thanked them for their contributions toward the company’s success in the region.

For more information about Future Electronics and its 169 office locations in 44 countries around the world, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contact

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

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Order increases for the ParaZapper™ MY-3 has caused a significant increase in Lead times

Para Systems Inc. unveiled a new member to its family of zappers, the ParaZapper™ MY-3 model. This zapper which has a total of over 270 frequencies in 25 modes with better accuracy is designed to perform better than its predecessors.

Horton, AL, April 17, 2017 – David Etheredge, President Para Systems Inc., Reported that orders for the new MY-3 model have significantly increased, leading to long lead times. New employees have been added to speed up the production and shipping. The MY-3, which delivers leading performance and quality, backed by Current Controlled (CC) technology.

In addition to the increased mode selections, the new ParaZapper™ MY-3 model has a superior zapping ability i.e. able to kill microbes. The MY-3 model has a distinct specific frequency feature that allows specific frequencies to run for sufficient time for maximum effect.

“People today expect the best experience from their technology- they are counting on technology to kill parasites and microbes wherever they are,” said David Etheredge. “The new ParaZapper™ MY-3 zapper gives customers the good experience they expect from the best zappers, with performance that allows them zap with more accurate consistency, when they want, in a model they will be proud to own.”

The MY-3 model is designed with accurate frequencies utilizing many of Royal Raymond Rife’s frequencies and technology that far exceeds the old Hulda Clark and Bob Beck zappers. The accurate frequencies make the micro-controller zappers such as this one to work better.

This model employs the constant current or current controlled output technology which is better, safer output that meets Dr. Clark’s recommendations. Other cutting edge features found in the Hulda Clark zapper that are not present in other devices in the market include:

Good connection indicators: in this product, the status indicator serves as s good connection indicator with the changing colors without reducing that output.

Larger contacts: this provides a greater amount of electrical signal to produce greater effectiveness than would be achieved with smaller contacts.

“We introduced multiple frequency zappers because they can reach and destroy more organisms, and the MY-3 model is the latest in the market with amazing capabilities in killing microbes” said David.

One of the most popular zappers is the Terminator style zappers and these are very popular for their convenience. According to David Etheredge, “These zappers are limited because of two features. First, these electrodes are only about the size of a penny, which is way too small, causing skin burns, even holes in the skin from usage. Additionally, these electrodes are right next to each other, essentially shorting out much of the signal.” People who have tried both zappers, while they still like the convenience of the Terminator, prefer the effectiveness offered by the best ParaZapper products.”

The best results come from using a 4 point contact system with one negative contact and 3 positive contacts. In some cases, using this configuration with paddles and pads can almost double effectiveness and satisfaction.

Para Systems Inc., the maker of the positive offset zapping products as specified by Dr. Clark such as the ParaZapper™ CC2ParaZapper™ UZI-3, and the new ParaZapper™ MY-3 model. For more information on pricing and delivery, visit Hulda Clark Zapper Co at http://huldaclarkparazapper.com.

About Para Systems Inc.

Para Systems Inc. is a usa based maker of ParaZapper zapping products. They make a wide range of zapper models available for both US based and international customer from those countries that are not banned from trade by the U.S. government.

Contact Information

Para Systems Inc.

Hulda Clark ParaZapper sales

490 Holland Rd. Unit B 35980

205-856-3909

http://huldaclarkparazapper.com

BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel Now Can Split Workbook Into Single PDFs

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput XLS 2.4, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. In addition to batch printing and PDF conversion, the software lets users carry out professional PDF production directly from Excel and effortlessly repurpose Office spreadsheets for web and mobile devices. The new version lets users split Excel workbooks into single sheet PDF files, improves application of PDF color tone filters and enhances memory management.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput XLS 2.4, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel on Mac. The software provides advanced solutions for demanding enterprise and office publishing environments through automation of printing, professional PDF output, and repurposing Excel spreadsheets for web and mobile devices.

The new version adds the ability to automatically convert Excel files with multiple worksheets to individual PDF files, saving users the time and hassle of splitting Excel workbooks into separate documents manually. The sheet name will be automatically appended to PDF file name. The update also improved the reliability of PDF color tone filter application, improves memory management, and addresses several licensing issues.

In addition to batch printing, BatchOutput XLS allows to carry out powerful professional PDF production directly from Excel, helping users simplify and streamline the conversion process. BatchOutput XLS is the only app on the market that brings advanced PDF creation options right to Excel users’ fingertips:

Batch print and export Excel documents to PDF with a click of a button.
-Variable PDF file names based on user name, date, batch number and other values.
Reduce PDF file size and optimize documents for web, print or mobile devices.
-Encrypt and password-protect PDF from unauthorized copying, printing and viewing.
-Apply Quartz filters to change PDF color tone, brightness and other qualities.

BatchOutput XLS is a part of the Zevrix BatchOutput product family which also includes output automation solutions for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign and PDF workflows.

Pricing and Availability
BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for US$39.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput XLS requires macOS 10.6 – 10.12 and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 or 2016.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, digital delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions makes it easier for professionals to achieve more while doing less by automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting down on production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Collavate Releases Google Machine Learning Based Auto-Translation on Collaboration Workflow for Google Drive

Collavate, Inc. (San Jose, Ca.) has announced the release of Collavate 3.9.1. The upgraded version includes improvements to enhance the use of the Collavate— an original Cloud-based document management and workflow processing solution with security for personal Gmail and Google G Suite.

San Jose, CA, April 13, 2017 – Collavate, Inc. has announced the release of Collavate 3.9.1. The upgraded version includes improvements to enhance the use of the Collavate— an original Cloud-based document management and workflow processing solution with security for personal Gmail and Google G Suite. This update includes website widgets, a fully-functional task master, an auto-translating feature and a new user interface.

“Adding Google Machine Learning based translation in our app is just the beginning. We will add more unique AI features to help our users improve their work,” said CEO and product evangelist, Justin Jung.

For those needing to build an enterprise portal or incorporate an intranet, the new version release makes incorporating group collaboration easier and more efficient than ever before. Now, users can copy and paste Collavate’s widget codes for workflow and post tools onto websites or Google Sites, and also add other gadgets for Google Calendar, Gmail, and other various features.

One of the most notable advances included is Post Translator, an auto-translate feature, powered by Google Cloud Machine Learning technology, lessening language barrier issues that may hinder work productivity. The translation button is located in the right corner of each post, and when clicked, the post will automatically convert the post to the user’s set profile language. Each user can use the auto-translate feature up to 10 times per day.

Usage of Collavate Groups has been improved in this new version. To organize a team project with a “to do list” approach, a team member simply fills in the project description on a post, uploads any relevant documents, and invites colleagues to the team project. A notification is automatically sent to each included team member. Once members accept the invitation, full collaboration features are immediately accessible.

Deadlines on posts has been added drive effective results-driven work. A deadline date can be assigned for the entire domain, a subgroup, or to individual(s) by clicking the clock icon, which automatically converts deadlines to the correct time zone date and time for each member. The individual(s) are notified of the deadline and are reminded accordingly when approaching the due date.

Another improvement is the updated user-friendly interface design to facilitate navigation. Contacts can easily be added to posts by directly typing @ followed by a contact’s name. Contact search suggestions has been greatly improved for the option to quickly select contact(s). Now, there is also the option to upload your own background wallpaper to customize your Home menu.

Security features are carried over from the previous version, in addition to a new designated Login page to accommodate future supportage of sign in for Google accounts and non-Google accounts. Now, non-Google users may now set up their administration screen to disable domain sharing for posts.

The improved Collavate version is made to be mobile-friendly. An icon web shortcut can be added to appear as an app on your smartphone.

Founded in 2014, Collavate, Inc. continues its upward momentum in taking the networking platform to the next level with newly released improvements. Users may login to start a free Collavate 3.9.1 upgrade by visiting the company’s website at www.collavate.com.

Contact:

Harry Jung

Collavate Inc

San Jose, CA 95129

+1 (650) 515-3733

hjung@collavate.com

http://www.collavate.com

Lufft Introduces New Non-Invasive Road Weather Sensor For Smart Traffic Applications

Fellbach, Baden-Wurttemberg (realtimepressrelease) April 12, 2017 – After a year of development work, a new generation of Lufft stationary street weather sensors is now ready. The StaRWIS, which is installed at a measuring distance of 5.5 meters above the road, is based on an award-winning and innovative LED technology. This is already used with the MARWIS mobile sensor. After introducing the first non-contact road sensor NIRS31 in 2011, the company is now consistently continuing the development of this technology.

SUITABLE FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS IN CITIES AND ON BRIDGES

The easy-to-install and compact StaRWIS is a new stationary sensor for road weather information systems. This is based on a non-invasive, spectroscopic measuring principle. The sensor is particularly suitable for hard-to-reach or critical locations, which make installation on the ground difficult or impossible. This includes, for example, bridges or city streets.

StaRWIS provides the values ​​of road temperature, dew point temperature, water film height, road conditions (dry, wet, ice, snow, critical and chemically wet), relative humidity, the percentage of ice and friction. In November 2017, a firmware update will expand the capabilities to include the freezing point temperature and dew point density.

StaRWIS can be installed at a height between five and six meters. Thus, it has a shorter range than the road weather sensor NIRS31-UMB, which can be installed flexibly at distances to the surface of 15 to 50 meters. The innovation therefore complements the portfolio of the Lufft sensors for winter services, smart cities and traffic management applications with a more cost-effective and compact model.

NO COMPROMISES ON ACCURACY, THANKS TO MARWIS LED TECHNOLOGY

The new StaRWIS road weather sensor is based on the same Lufft LED technology as the MARWIS mobile sensor. In this way, it achieves the highest precision that opto-electronic weather sensors are capable of attaining. Like the MARWIS, Bluetooth can be used to wirelessly control the configuration as well as the data transfer. Alternatively, a connection via RS485 and CAN bus is also possible.

“StaRWIS provides all measurements accurately and reliably. It even exceeded our expectations,” reported the first Canadian tester.

More Informationen about StaRWIS: bit.ly/2ohrepm

About G. Lufft Mess‐ und Regeltechnik GmbH:

Since its founding by Gotthilf Lufft in 1881, G. Lufft GmbH has been the leader in the production of climatological measuring equipment – always with the motto “tradition meets innovation”. Lufft’s capacity for innovation and precision has helped its products establish the solid reputation they enjoy around the world. The company’s products can be found in use wherever variables such as air pressure, temperature, relative humidity and other environmental factors need to be measured. Together with its subsidiaries in the U.S. and in China, the company has 105 employees. In November 2012, G. Lufft GmbH was awarded the German Standards Brand Prize and was named a “Brand of the Century”. More information at: www.lufft.com.

COMPANY CONTACT:

G. Lufft GmbH
Gutenbergstraße 20 | 70736 Fellbach, Germany
Contact: Helena Wingert |E-Mail: pr@lufft.de
Phone: +49711518220 | Fax: +49711 5182241

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Fulham Introduces New LED Exit Signs Designed for Outdoor and Wet Applications

New FireHorse Wet Location Exit Sign and Exit Sign/Emergency Light Combo Unit Feature Slim Design and Remote Head Capability.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has added two new Wet Location LED Exit Signs to its FireHorse emergency lighting product line. The new, UL 924-listed products feature slim enclosures that are resistant to non-hazardous dust environments, corrosive atmospheres, hose-down water spray, or splashing water.

The FHEX26 Wet Location LED Exit Sign features energy-saving LEDs with a maintenance-free NiCd battery that provides 90 minutes of emergency lighting. The sign is double-sided and housed in a 12.625-inch by 8.125-inch corrosion and impact-resistant thermoplastic casing.

The FHEC34 Wet Location LED Exit Sign/Emergency Light Combo Unit is a double-faced LED exit sign in a compact enclosure that measures 12.563 wide by 8.063 inches high. It features two 3.6V, 1.17W weatherproof plastic lamp heads to provide egress path lighting in case of power failure. The lamps provide a maximum initial light output of 170.6 lumens, and during emergency operation the unit relies on a NiCd battery to deliver 90 minutes of emergency illumination.

“Our new series of FireHorse wet location emergency lights are designed to provide LED energy savings and offer a compact design so they can be installed almost anywhere, which simplifies inventory for both installers and wholesalers,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “They also have remote capable versions, which means that our FHEM12RH remote heads lights can be added for higher output. We see a big demand for these in hospitals, schools, office buildings, and other applications where exterior emergency signs are needed, or where signs need to be waterproof to withstand sprinkler systems and other environmental hazards.”

The new FireHorse Wet Location LED Exit Signs are available with either red or green lettering. Remote capable versions provide up to 3W of power for 90 minutes to run additional lamp heads. Both signs are designed for 120/277VAC input, and come with a five-year warranty.

Fulham’s line of FireHorse emergency lighting units are available from Fulham locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

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Tesla Passes Ford and GM in Market Value; It Better Boosts Security, Says Cyber Speaker Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders, partnering with Terrapinn Training to bring key information security insights for CEOs, board members and investors who need to become more educated about cyber security today.

New York City, NY, USA — The record pace of auto sales in the United States is slowing down, leaving investors increasingly bearish on auto stocks. But there is one exception, says The New York Times. Tesla, the electric-vehicle upstart, continues to surge.

Tesla surpassed Ford Motor and General Motors in market value, starkly illustrating the growing gap in investors’ optimism over its future versus the prospects for the traditional carmakers from Detroit. Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, has shattered the conventional wisdom that automakers should be viewed as a stable, reliable investment. Instead, he promotes his California-based company as a dynamic vehicle for growth, despite the risks and challenges ahead of it.

In his vision, Tesla is going to change the world, and is primed to cash in on the two transformative trends in the industry: the shift to electric vehicles as part of a broader societal move to cleaner energy, and the advent of automated driving. Yet, despite Tesla’s announcement in 2014 that it was hiring dozens of security researchers to test its cars (about 40 or so employees are now dedicated to information security), researchers at the Chinese firm Tencent revealed serious security issues when they burrowed through the Wifi connection of a Tesla S all the way to its driving systems and remotely activated the moving vehicle’s brakes.

Security problems in Tesla vehicles are bound to continue. In the same way hackers have attacked big and small companies to get ahold of their most critical information, cybercriminals might adapt spear phishing, stealing the driver’s credentials, or ransomware, which is the malicious software that holds computers and systems hostage for money, to work on cars. Tesla better keeps hiring more ethical hackers to further test its systems.

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, is a recognized global keynote speaker and director of programs targeted at board members, chief executive officers and senior executives looking for new ways to gain and maintain a competitive business advantage. Partnering with Terrapinn Training, Mr. Perez offers the 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity for executives to:

• Gain a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity and its key aspects
• Get to grips with various cybersecurity testing methods
• Learn valuable system administration techniques for executives
• Master the cybersecurity framework and its five core functions
• Discover how to establish or improve your cybersecurity program
• Consider how the “weak human link” can become the organization’s greatest strength
• Understand the four components of the cyber preparedness continuum

SPEAKER’S KEYNOTE TOPICS

• Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which was drafted by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), comprises leading practices from various standards bodies that have proved to be successful when implemented, and it also may deliver regulatory and legal advantages that extend well beyond improved cybersecurity for organizations that adopt it early. Its adoption may prove advantageous for businesses across virtually all industries. Mr. Perez will explain why a proper Cybersecurity Program will build on the analysis of the possible areas of concern, an understanding of the company’s most critical assets, and a thorough review of Information Technology’s policies and procedures when faced with cybercrime.

• The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs
An email embedded with malware. Security systems hacked by thieves. Credit card numbers stolen from store purchases. There’s certainly no shortage of examples when it comes to data security breaches and the havoc they wreak on business. No wonder then that nearly a third of CEOs in KPMG’s latest global survey identified cyber security as the issue having the biggest impact on their companies today. Every organization should apply a Cybersecurity Framework for analyzing cyber security, and ideally it should be integrated into an organization’s existing enterprise risk framework. The key is making it part of the mainstream of risk management within an organization. The most innovative companies today have recognized that cyber security is a customer experience and revenue opportunity, not just a risk that needs to be managed. Mr. Perez will explain why this must done across the entire organization and why the CEO and Board of Directors have the most important role to play.

• The Biggest Risks for Financial Markets
Constant regulatory changes and technological evolution have transformed the financial landscape so profoundly since the advent of the first electronic networks in the early 1970s. Regulators around the world are now in a race to respond to the evolution of technology in financial markets and prevent its operational challenges from becoming the biggest risk for financial markets. However, when considering technology and the cyber landscape, errors are bound to happen. Financial services firms are expected to have deployed the most sophisticated defense systems against cyberattacks. Trading firms are expected to have controls in place and invest in the technology to keep up to date. Most companies would realize the need of these investments and honestly attempt to implement them, but their IT departments would soon hit a wall, because of direct involvement from senior management and boards of directors. Compliance actions against those who missed their importance will go a long way toward restoring investor confidence and limiting the impact of the biggest risk for financial markets.

• The Impact of Brexit in the U.K and the World
Companies inside and outside Britain’s borders have warned that the Brexit decision is affecting their businesses, highlighting how the June vote for the UK to leave the European Union is having wide repercussions. The vote roiled equity markets worldwide and led to a devaluation of sterling amid concerns over a prolonged slowdown in consumer demand. The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union inflicted an immediate blow on the economy as business activity shrank at its fastest pace since the last recession seven years ago. The International Monetary Fund said that it had become less optimistic on global growth, and warned the damage could worsen if confidence falters among investors and companies, as fears abound over businesses and customers reining in spending during a period of uncertainty for the UK as it negotiates the terms of its exit. Mr. Perez will identify the world economies that will feel the lion’s share of the short and long-term pain to come.

• Finance in the New Global Economy
Until quite recently, globalization was seen as a one-way street. Multinationals, which led the charge four decades or so ago into growing global markets, were its ambassadors, and American and European workers, whose wages and upward mobility were flattened, were feeling left out. The core idea was that globalization, technological innovation and unfettered free trade would erase historical and geographic boundaries, making the world ever more economically interconnected and alike. Developed economies would come under more and more competitive pressure from eager upstart nations. Now we are entering a new age of volatility. Financiers will become less important, manufacturers more so. Blue collar jobs will go high tech. Robots will replace Chinese workers. Mr. Perez will discuss why finance stands now in front of its biggest transformation triggered not by any of the financial conglomerates that dominate the world today but by obscure startups that could be working already in garages in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Kiev or Delhi.

• China: To Rebalance or Not to Rebalance
China’s 12th Five-Year Guideline in 2011 included efforts to rebalance its economy, shifting emphasis from investment towards consumption and development from urban and coastal areas toward rural and inland areas. Flash forward to 2016 and the country is exhibiting massive overcapacity in sectors linked to real estate, steel, cement, coal and construction equipment, zombie businesses continue to undermine the sustainability of China’s growth and exports are declining. At 260% of gross domestic product, the country’s overall debt is approaching danger levels. The world’s second-largest economy is now posting its weakest annual growth in 25 years, 6.9% for 2015. To top it all, $676 billion left China in 2015; with so much overcapacity in China, lack of confidence in the future as monetary policy can change tomorrow, why should people keep money inside China? Why should we bet on China? Mr. Perez will bring the answers you are looking for.

• Blockchain and its impact on Finance
Blockchain technology (the software behind the digital currency, Bitcoin) offers an opportunity to overhaul existing business models, including banking infrastructure, approach to settlements and customer interactions. Now it is only a matter of time before the broader financial services and banking industries shift to blockchain and network-based approaches. The application possibilities are endless, improving the way we hold and transfer secure goods from money to deeds to music to intellectual property. In fact, blockchain, as a pure platform technology, may be able to cut out the middlemen (or middle companies) everywhere, even disrupting other disruptors like Airbnb or Uber. Mr. Perez will explain why the question is not whether network business models supported by blockchain technology will disrupt organizations, but when.

• Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
Social engineering involves tricking your employees into breaching security protocols or giving away information, most often over the telephone or via email. Social engineering exploits human weaknesses rather than technology, preying upon people’s propensity towards trust in particular. Often, these exploits are used to gather information to support a more targeted cyberattack, with the initial forays based on the premise of ‘little and often’ so as not to cause concern. Employees at all levels, including senior executives, are vulnerable. Mr. Perez will explain why by improving employee awareness and introducing simple technical measures, organizations can protect themselves against social engineering techniques and the risk of a cyberattack and its potential impact on business, customers and data.

• The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading
On May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted nearly 1,000 points, then its biggest intraday point drop ever. The “Flash Crash” revealed the influence of high-frequency trading to mainstream audiences around the world. In fact, over the past 15 years, the global financial market has fragmented: where there were once three main U.S. exchanges, there are now more than 40 exchanges and alternative trading systems. High-frequency trading companies have largely replaced traditional broker-dealers, using algorithms instead of human traders to make decisions in milliseconds, mostly in response to orders made by other algorithms. Mr. Perez will discuss the benefits brought by technology, making trading faster and more efficient, as well as the potential costs brought upon institutional and retail investors.

ABOUT KNIGHTMARE ON WALL STREET
Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

Knight Capital announced a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

Knightmare on Wall Street, is a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company. Knightmare on Wall Street is the definitive behind-the-scenes story of Knight Capital.

ABOUT THE SPEED TRADERS
High-frequency traders have been called many things-from masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile-until now. In this title, The Speed Traders, Mr. Perez opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading (HFT). Inside, prominent figures of HFT drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade.

Mr. Perez begins with an overview of computerized trading, which formally began on February 8, 1971, when NASDAQ launched the world’s first electronic market with 2,500 over-the-counter stocks and which has evolved into the present-day practice of making multiple trades in a matter of microseconds. He then picks the brains of today’s top players. John Netto (M3 Capital), Manoj Narang (Tradeworx), and Aaron Lebovitz (Infinium Capital Management) are just a few of the luminaries who decided to break their silence and speak openly to Mr. Perez. Virtually all of the expertise available from the world of speed trading is packed into these pages.

The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill, is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today’s high-frequency traders make millions-one cent at a time.

ABOUT EDGAR PEREZ
Mr. Edgar Perez is a published author, business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors and Research International, with subject matter expertise in cyber security, investing, trading, financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act) and market structure.

He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez is course director of Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop, How Boards of Directors and CXOs Can Build the Proper Foundation to Address Today’s Information Security Challenges, and The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX; he has presented his workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Petersburg – Channel 5, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, Finance.QQ.com, hexun.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Previously, he managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer and resides in the New York City area.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
+1-414-FORUMS0
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http://www.mredgarperez.com

Robert Miller and Future Electronics Formalize Expanded Franchise Agreement with Delta Electronics

Pointe Claire, Quebec (realtimepressrelease) April 4, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a newly expanded worldwide franchise agreement with Delta Electronics Group, to include additional products above and beyond the fans and filters already available through Future Electronics.

Robert Miller, the President and Founder of Future Electronics, congratulated his team on the completion of the expanded agreement with Delta, which is the world’s leading producer of power supplies for the industrial, medical, lighting and consumer market places, and the preferred supplier for the largest percentage of major Tier 1 customers.

Delta is heavily vertically integrated, leading to guaranteed longevity, reduced costs, improved logistics and quick time-to-market. Delta manufactures their own magnetics, windings and bobbins, using Delta-manufactured passive and high frequency RF components. Delta-designed custom ASIC chips reduce component count, and their products are self-certifying to major safety agencies, with DoE Level VI efficiency.

“We are thrilled to establish this new level of partnership with the Delta Electronics Group,” said Heather Goldsmith, Director of Marketing at Future Electronics. “We look forward to offering an even broader portfolio of power supplies for our consumer, medical, lighting and industrial customers on a global basis.”

Future Electronics’ President Robert Miller, places a high priority on providing outstanding customer service, and the company’s motto is to always Delight the Customer®.

For more information about the comprehensive portfolio of Delta Electronics products available from Future Electronics, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contact

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

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