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Lufft brings SHM31 laser-based snow depth sensor onto the market

Fellbach, Baden-Wurttemberg (realtimepressrelease) May 24, 2017 – A new measuring tool for meteorological services, airports, road maintenance depots, and ski resorts, as well as for the generation of renewable energy, is now available from Lufft: the SHM31 measures snow depths of up to 15 metres in mere seconds. It is the successor to the tried-and-trusted SHM30, which Jenoptik launched on the market in mid-2009. Since 2014, SHM30 has been a fixed part of Lufft’s range of optical sensors.


What makes the innovative SHM31 different from its predecessor, the SHM30?

Some new features of the Lufft SHM31 snow depth sensor include, in particular, the different communication interfaces, which make the sensor fully compatible with Lufft’s UMB standards. In addition, the sensor has an integrated window heater for the entry and exit points of the laser beam, as well as an in-built protractor for simple assembly.

The sensor is fitted with the RS232, RD485 and SDI-12 communication interfaces. Two of these can be used in parallel. The amount of energy required has been reduced – despite the expanded, two-stage heating function. This latter feature ensures that measurements are not affected by even the most extreme weather conditions such as snowstorms or sudden cold spells.

Laser-based technology

The snow-depth sensor is based on an opto-electronic laser distance-measuring tool, and works with a visible measuring beam that is easy to configure. It recognises layers of snow of up to 15 metres on natural, diffusely reflective surfaces. Measurements are accurate down to a few millimetres. Additionally, the integrated evaluation of signal intensity enables reflectivity to be assessed, and the base surface to be differentiated from the snow.

The optical measurement principle is not affected by temperature fluctuations, and, in conjunction with improved accuracy, has an advantage over traditional ultrasonic sensors. The way the intelligent sensor operates can even compensate for temporary impairments of the measuring process as a result of precipitation.

Maintenance-free operation

Thanks to the robust casing, with IP68 certification, and the SHM31’s intelligent operating principle, no maintenance is required. Consequently, there is no need to replace drying agents or perform regular calibrations. However, Lufft does offer a set of measuring plates to enable you to verify the quality of measurements in the field over a period of years.

The features of the SHM31 at a glance:

– Measurement of snow depths over large distances, accurate to a few millimetres
-Various heating functions
-Long-life laser diode
-High-quality measurement data in all weather conditions
-Compact and weather-proof housing
-Differentiation between snow and other natural surfaces
-Maintenance-free operation

ABOUT G. LUFFT MESS- UND REGELTECHNIK GMBH:

Since it’s 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
Gutenbergstrase 20 | 70736 Fellbach, Germany
Contact: Helena Wingert |E-Mail: pr@lufft.de
Phone: +49711518220 | Fax: +49711 5182241

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Longest-Running Cybersecurity Awareness Workshop for CEOs Coming to London, Dubai, Singapore and NYC

Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders, well-recognized keynote speaker, partnering with Terrapinn Training for 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity to bring key insights for CEOs and board members on cyber security.

New York City, NY, USA — Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, returns to London, Dubai, Singapore and New York City with his insightful analysis and prescriptions for organizations to lead in today’s information-driven economy.

As information technology becomes ever more complex and Internet usage increasingly widespread, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important and business-critical field. Unfortunately, most organizations are not effectively prepared to handle cybersecurity threats, as they haven’t clearly identified the most advanced threats, addressed present and future challenges and applied a comprehensive cybersecurity framework.

Participants at Terrapinn Training’s 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity will:

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

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, is a recognized futurist, 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.

SPEAKER’S KEYNOTE TOPICS

• The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs
• Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
• Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
• The Impact of Brexit in the U.K and the World
• Blockchain and its impact on Finance
• The Biggest Risks for Financial Markets
• Finance in the New Global Economy
• The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading
• China: To Rebalance or Not to Rebalance

SPEAKER’S RECENT TESTIMONIALS

• “Thanks for the great work training our employees. You really made a difference!” Global Chief Information Security Officer
• “After working with a number of vendors, we found your team to be in a qualitatively different level. By that I speak to your deep expertise and exemplary professionalism.” Divisional Chief Information Officer
• “The team that Edgar has assembled is top-notch. There are no words to express our satisfaction with your high-quality delivery.” Member of the Board of Directors
• “The program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness.” IT Security Coordinator
• “Great training. Much more than expected!” Senior IT Specialist

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 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity, Longest Running Cyber Security Business Workshop and 3-Day Masterclass Quantitative Finance, The World of Quant Finance; 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 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 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 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
jpetrova@thespeedtraders.com
http://www.mredgarperez.com

The New Version of The KISS ORM for Android has Arrived

Software Tree announces version 2.0 of JDXA ORM product for Android.

Campbell, CA, USA — Software Tree, an innovator in data integration technologies, today announced JDXA 2.0, a versatile and lightweight Object Relational Mapping (ORM) software framework for Google’s Android platform. JDXA significantly simplifies and accelerates the development of mobile apps by eliminating the need for low-level coding that involves tedious SQL programming. On top of an already available comprehensive set of ORM features, JDXA 2.0 adds performance improvements and new APIs to further provide flexible mapping capabilities like bulk updates, lazy fetching, and auto-initialization of primary key attributes.

JDXA offers a non-intrusive POJO (Plain Old Java Objects) friendly programming model to Android developers. Based on some well thought-out KISS principles, JDXA easily supports complex object modeling including inheritance, one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships. JDXA also offers convenient persistence for JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) objects.

“JDXA is one of the easiest Android ORM frameworks I have worked with so far,” says Lakitha Samarasinghe, Mobile Tech Lead at Fidenz. “I was up and running with JDXA in literally a few minutes. I am really impressed by its non-intrusiveness and comprehensive feature set, especially its support for JSON object persistence.”

“We take delight in increasing developers’ productivity with practical products,” says Damodar Periwal, Founder, President & CEO of Software Tree. “Thanks to great feedback from many JDXA users, we have carefully enhanced our product and the associated documentation. These enhancements and many new sample projects will make it easier for mobile developers to write intuitive object-oriented code to efficiently access SQLite databases on Android devices.”

A free 30-day evaluation version of JDXA ORM is available from Software Tree’s website at http://www.softwaretree.com.

About Software Tree
Founded in 1997, Software Tree is a Silicon Valley-based technology leader in providing superior software infrastructure that simplifies data integration. Software Tree has licensed its ORM products to leading-edge organizations around the world, such as British Telecom, Xerox, Los Alamos National Labs, UAB Medical Center, Electronic Arts, and Darden Business School. For more information, visit http://www.softwaretree.com.

Note: JDX, JDXA, “JDX for Android”, “The KISS ORM” are trademarks of Software Tree, LLC. Android is a registered trademark of Google. Java is a registered trademark of Oracle. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Damodar Periwal
Software Tree, LLC
408-282-3606
dperiwal@softwaretree.com
http://www.softwaretree.com

Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker Edgar Perez Launches Global Cybersecurity Awareness Training Offering

Well-known keynote speaker Edgar Perez has assembled a team of cyber experts that provides essential cybersecurity awareness training to reduce the risk that employees and partners can fall victim to sophisticated phishing or social engineering methods and unknowingly serve as entry points into the firm’s information and data systems.

New York City, NY, USA — Renown cybersecurity speaker Edgar Perez is offering 360° Cybersecurity Awareness Training services for Forbes Global 2000 companies, in the wake of the large-scale WannaCry ransomware attack that leveraged malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency and exposed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows computer systems in almost 150 countries.

Today cybersecurity is top of mind for management. That same cannot be said of all employees, who need to be appropriately trained and evaluated on a consistent basis. That is where MrEdgarPerez.com’s offering becomes critical; it offers the world’s first 360° Cybersecurity Awareness Training that effectively prepares employees at all levels of the organization, from the interns all the way up to the chairman, CEO and board members.

Any employee of major organizations can be exposed today to a sophisticated phishing attack. MrEdgarPerez.com provides a baseline analysis to understand how ready the client organization is to respond to this type of attacks; once training is complete, its readiness is benchmarked to the baseline assessment as well as competitors in the same industry.

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, is a recognized futurist, 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.

RECENT TESTIMONIALS

• “Your presentation was the real highlight of the Emerging Markets Investments Summit. You clearly have the connections in the industry and are very well connected.” Alex Ritson, BBC News Presenter at The Newsroom, World Business Report and Business Matters (United Kingdom)

• “I would like to show my appreciation on your willingness to share your insights about cybersecurity. We would certainly have you in mind as we move forward to deal with this very important issue.” Nik Hasyudeen, former President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Malaysia)

• “It was such a pleasure to have you participate in our conference. The feedback was great and the information you shared with the audience was invaluable. Once again, thank you for your contribution in making the event a success.” Holly Chudzy, Corporate Events Coordinator, Peters & Co. (Canada)

THE LARGEST RANSOMWARE CYBER ATTACK EVER

According to The New York Times, malicious software, transmitted via email and stolen from the National Security Agency, exposed vulnerabilities in computer systems in almost 150 countries in one of the largest “ransomware” attacks on record.

Cyberattackers took over the computers, encrypted the information on them and then demanded payment of $300 or more from users to unlock the devices. Some of the world’s largest institutions and government agencies have been affected, including the Russian Interior Ministry, FedEx in the United States and Britain’s National Health Service.

As people were fretting over whether to pay the digital ransom or lose data, attackers might be pocketing more than $1 billion worldwide before the deadline runs out to unlock the computers.

While most cyberattacks are inherently global, this one seems more virulent than most. It had spread to all corners of the globe, with Russia hit the worst, followed by Ukraine, India and Taiwan, said Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm.

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 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 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 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
jpetrova@thespeedtraders.com
http://www.mredgarperez.com

Fulham Introduces LinearHO DC LED Modules at Lightfair International 2017

New LinearHO LED DC Modules with extruded aluminum heat sink are designed for High Output Applications such as High Bays, Vapor Tights and Troffers.

Philadelphia, PA, USA — At Lightfair International 2017 this week, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will unveil its new line of LinearHO DC LED modules. These LinearHO modules are ideal for use in high-bay applications, vapor tights, troffers, and other linear luminaires for environments where high output lighting is needed in a damp environment.

The LinearHO DC LED modules are high lumen, high efficacy units designed for use in Class 2 lighting systems and are compatible with constant current and 36Vf drivers, including most of Fulham’s LED drivers and emergency lighting systems. There are three LinearHO modules: a 22-inch unit that delivers 7,000 lumens up to 1250mA), a 44-inch unit with 7,800 lumens (up to 1400mA), and a 44-inch unit with 13,300 lumens (up to 2400mA). All three models come with magnets pre-mounted for easy installation, and are self thermally managed thanks to the extruded aluminum design. The modules come with a pin connector and provided with a push-in connector harness for easy installation.

“We are seeing more demand for high-output linear LED modules for outdoor applications and harsher environments, such as linear high bay application,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing. “Our LinearHO modules are ideal for new installations and retrofits and can be installed within minutes. These modules are another example of Fulham’s commitment to clever lighting design, so we can provide OEMs and installers with LED modules that are more versatile, standards compliant, and easy to customize and install.”

Fulham’s LinearHO DC LED modules are ideal replacement for Fluorescent T5HO used in high bays as well as in troffers. They are designed to be installed within four-foot or eight-foot vapor tights, and there is a diffused lens accessory available that can be snapped on so there are no tools or additional components required. The new modules also meet UL8750 standards, RoHS compliant, and suitable for DLC applications.

Fulham will be displaying the new LinearHO DC LED modules in booth 3101 at Lightfair 2017. Fulham’s line of LED lighting units is 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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Fulham Introduces New DALI Lighting Control for WorkHorse LED Extreme Outdoor and High-Power Drivers at Lightfair 2017

Expands WorkHorse Extreme Drivers XP Series with First DALI-Capable Units from Fulham Following Acquisition of Control Network Solutions.

Philadelphia, PA, USA — At Lightfair International 2017 this week, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display its new family of WorkHorse LED Extreme constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications, including new support for DALI lighting controls. The new WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI are the first Fulham products to be introduced following the acquisition of Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system.

With the addition of support for the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) lighting communications standard, the WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers now support remote commissioning and control as well as intelligence and programmability. The WorkHorse Extreme is an IP65 LED-compliant driver designed specifically to operate in harsh environments such as outdoor parking lots, for street lighting, and outdoor commercial lighting. Adding DALI support provides centralized control of dimming and other lighting characteristics.

The WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI have the widest output current/voltage range available in the market, programmable in 1mA increments. The output current and dimming curve are fully programmable using Fulham’s SmartSet software, with expanded dimming capability using the DALI dimming protocol.

“Our WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers are the first Fulham products to apply clever lighting intelligence and smart lighting communications,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “We have extended built-in programmability with DALI-driven remote lighting controls, giving customers a new platform that promises durability and performance. DALI is the most interoperable standard for lighting controls, and adding DALI to the WorkHorse LED Extreme Driver is just the first step in Fulham’s delivering a new generation of robust, standards-based, smart lighting systems.”

The WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI are available in linear and compact form factors. The units support universal input voltage from 120V to 277V, 50-60Hz. Products support universal voltage input, for operation around the world. The WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers also have 6kV of internal surge protection and come with a five-year warranty.

Fulham will be displaying its latest LED and lighting products in Booth 3101 at Lightfair 2017. Fulham products 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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Infinity SAV USA Nominated for the Katerva Award

Infinity SAV USA has been nominated by Katerva Award for sustainable innovations in Clean Energy.

Seattle, WA, USA — Infinity SAV USA (http://www.infinitysav.us) has been nominated for the Katerva Award for sustainable innovations in Clean Energy. Katerva Award (http://www.katerva.net) is often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Sustainability. Gary Tripp, President of Infinity SAV USA says their, “generator will stop Climate Change by eliminating CO2 from electricity and transportation and will cut the cost of power by 90%.” Katerva selects the companies with innovations that will change the market and the environment for the better and Infinity certainly does.

Infinity SAV USA technology claims it technology will replace fossil fuels for electricity and transportation. The company’s working generator prototype is powered by permanent magnets and produces 3 kW of excess energy. The generator has been demonstrated to hundreds of people including engineers and academics.

The Infinity generator technology will benefit everyone – the poor villager with no electricity, who has to walk miles for water and the clogged cites breathing polluted air. Infinity’s generator powered solely by permanent magnets will replace fossil fuels for electricity and transportation.

Infinity SAV USA Incorporated is developing an electric generator to power homes and small businesses for as little as $0.02 per kWh. The goal is to stop climate change, save the environment, and save money.

The company has uploaded several video demonstrations to YouTube and those videos have received 500,000 views, and many many requests to purchase generators. The company plans to use this technology as the starting point to develop a 20 kW generator that will completely power a house or small business.

The company’s founder and inventor, Andrii Slobodian, explains that the generator has permanent magnets in the stator and coils of copper wire in the rotor. When a magnet approaches a coil of copper wire, it induces a like polarity in the coil. North induces North and North repels North and that causes the rotor to spin and creates power.

Skeptics say it is impossible because it violates the Law of Conservation of Energy. Infinity responds by pointing to their working prototype. Magnets are caused by quantum mechanical spin of unpaired electrons. The company believes their generator conforms with Law of Conservation of Energy on the quantum level. Electron spin may be the source of the quantum effect causing this new source of energy. (Electrons don’t spin, it is just shorthand for “maintaining their magnetic dipole moment.”)

The company is using the crowdfunding site Fundable.com to raise money to complete the engineering in the US for a bigger version of the generator.

The many benefits of this new energy source include cheap, clean, renewable, 24/7 electricity with no CO2. These generators could be used to power a house, charge the battery of electric cars, or provide power in remote locations. Decreasing the cost of electricity and stopping pollution will benefit everyone, especially the poorest among us.

Website: http://www.infinitysav.us
Crowdfunding Campaign: http://www.fundable.com/infinity-sav-usa

If you have any questions, please contact Gary Tripp at 206-383-2245 or gary@infinitysav.us. Tripp is available for an interview.

Media Contact:
Gary Tripp
Infinity SAV USA
206-383-2245
gary@infinitysav.us
http://www.infinitysav.us

Avoid Google Docs Phishing with Cyber Security Awareness Training for Boards, CEOs and Employees

Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders, provides essential cyber security awareness training to reduce the risk that employees and partners can fall victim to sophisticated phishing or social engineering methods and unknowingly serve as entry points into the firm’s information and data systems.

New York City, NY, USA — An unusually sophisticated identity phishing campaign that targeted Gmail users and sought to gain control of their entire email histories was revealed by Google last week.

The worm, which arrived in users’ inboxes posing as an email from trusted contacts, asked users to check out an attached “Google Docs,” or GDocs, file. Clicking on the link took them to a real Google security page, where users were asked to give permission for the fake app, posing as GDocs, to manage users’ email account. To make matters worse, the worm also sent itself out to all of the affected users’ contacts reproducing itself hundreds of times any time a single user fell for it.

While the worm caused havoc for millions of users because of its unusually sophisticated construction, firms that trusted cybersecurity expert and trainer Edgar Perez would have been spared the expensive and embarrassing experience of having their information compromised. Mr. Perez’s programs target boards, CEOs and employees and turns them into the company’s first line of defense. For more information about public and in-house programs, please visit http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com.

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders (http://www.thespeedtraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), is a recognized futurist, 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.

SPEAKER’S KEYNOTE TOPICS

• The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs
• Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
• Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
• Finance in the New Global Economy
• The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading
• The Impact of Brexit in the U.K and the World
• The Biggest Risks for Financial Markets
• Blockchain and its impact on Finance
• China: To Rebalance or Not to Rebalance

SPEAKER’S RECENT TESTIMONIALS

• “I would like to show my appreciation on your willingness to share your insights about cybersecurity. We would certainly have you in mind as we move forward to deal with this very important issue.” Nik Hasyudeen, former President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Malaysia)

• “Your presentation was the real highlight of the Emerging Markets Investments Summit. You clearly have the connections in the industry and are very well connected.” Alex Ritson, BBC News Presenter at The Newsroom, World Business Report and Business Matters (United Kingdom)

• “It was such a pleasure to have you participate in our conference. The feedback was great and the information you shared with the audience was invaluable. Once again, thank you for your contribution in making the event a success.” Holly Chudzy, Corporate Events Coordinator, Peters & Co. (Canada)

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
jpetrova@thespeedtraders.com
http://www.mredgarperez.com

Lufft Launches Vs20k Sensor To Measure Visibility Up To 20 Km

Baden-Wurttemberg (realtimepressrelease) May 5, 2017 – Measurement technology manufacturer Lufft announced the official launch of the VS20k. This is the first Lufft visibility sensor on the market that can measure at distances of up to 20 kilometers, thus making it particularly suitable for meteorological applications or airport monitoring. It’s an addition to the Lufft VS2k visibility sensor with a range of two km.

The right technology to measure reduced visibility

Air saturated with water particles, fine dust, or sand can lead to reduced visibility – a risk factor that all too frequently leads to road and air traffic accidents. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 3,277 accidents on German highways, with 107 of the 3,686 people injured killed.

Lufft’s VS2k and VS20k sensors ensure greater safety on the roads and warn of emergent poor visibility conditions. Both sensors detect visibility at ranges of up to two or 20 kilometers respectively by using measuring reflectance in accordance with the 45° forward scattering principle and deliver updated results every minute. A maximum reading means that the visibility is clear.

Applications, technical details, and advantages of the new visibility sensor

Since meteorological services and airports require reliable sensors with a particularly large measuring range, Lufft has created the VS20k visibility sensor with a measurement range of up to 20 km. It complements theVS2k sensor which measures up to two km. The two sensors are based on the same measuring technique and only differ in terms of certain hardware components and the firmware.

Both the VS2k and the VS20k are low-maintenance. This is due to the anodized and seawater-resistant housing offering IP66-class protection. An intelligent self-monitoring function detects and reports dirt on the lens. The electronics’ automatic zero-point calibration also helps to reduce maintenance intervals. Lufft offers a suitable calibration kit for further on-site calibration measures.

The Lufft UMB visibility sensors can connect with the measurement network via RS485 half-duplex 2-wire and SDI-12 interface.

Vibration for active spider defense

In previous visibility sensor models, spider nests repeatedly affected the accuracy of measurements, resulting in extensive maintenance requirements. This is now a thing of the past thanks to a vibrating motor, a special coating on the unit housing, as well as interference detection.

At a glance: VS2k and VS20k visibility sensors

– 10 to 2,000 or 10 to 20,000 meters measuring range

– Forward scattering method

– Zero-point calibration of the electronics

– Active spider defense

– Self-monitoring of the lenses

– Anodized, seawater-resistant housing with special coating

– Calibration kit (optional)

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 Demonstrates New Universal Voltage LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit at Lightfair International 2017

New Shoebox Retrofit Kit Applies Clever Lighting Design to Deliver Programmable, Energy Efficient Replacement for Commercial, and Exterior Luminaires.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — At Lightfair International 2017 being held in Philadelphia next week, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will unveil its new Universal Voltage LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit. Designed to replace conventional shoebox lighting and 400W HID luminaires, the new LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit uses clever LED programmability for greater energy-efficiency and performance. The Kit comes in a single configuration for outdoor applications using street lamps, parking lights, and area lighting luminaires.

The LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit supports 120V to 227V with low total harmonic distortion (THD) and features an integrated thermal management system for optimal performance, reliability, and longevity. The Kit is designed to maintain the aesthetics of the original shoebox luminaire and can be used in dry or damp locations. It also is UL Classified for Field Installation and can be fitted in from five to 10 minutes. The outdoor/high-output version of the Shoebox Retrofit Kit also complies with DLC 4.0, the new DesignLight Consortium standard.

Part of Fulham’s growing line of clever LED lighting products, the LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit has a programmable driver that can be configured for 165W to 53W for greater versatility and low power consumption, with seven programmable wattage settings for multiple lumen outputs (preset by request). Smooth dimming can be programmed from 100 percent to 10 percent or 0 percent. The unit also is compatible with daylight harvesting controls, occupancy sensors, and building automation systems.

“We designed the new LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit for versatility as well as performance. Our clever lighting initiative gives OEMs and installers programmable flexibility to configure and control our LED lighting to suit multiple applications,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Our new LED Shoebox Retrofit Kits can be used with different voltages and programmed for different power consumption, wattage settings, and lumen outputs. With clever programmability, customers can store fewer parts and be assured of compatibility and easy installation.”

The LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit can be installed either into a screw-in luminaire with an E39 or E26 base, or using a direct mount bracket. A protective lens enclosure is included and rated as a high voltage barrier that meets the 5VA flame rating. The surface-mount LEDs on the DC module also feature NTC thermal feedback, and the thermal heatsink fin design for best lumen and life performance.

Fulham will be displaying the LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit and other products at Lightfair in Booth 3101. Fulham’s line of LED lighting units is 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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