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Zoomlion | August 24, 2021
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. ("Zoomlion"; 1157.HK) successfully demonstrated its 5G tower crane remote control system (the "System") on June 25 in Zhengzhou, China, and completed its first ever hoisting on the construction of Zhengzhou Jiangshan School.
Installed remotely and intelligently, the System was developed based on Zoomlion's unmanned tower crane project with the support of the advanced 5G technology of Henan Telecom. The System enables remote intelligent control, which replaces previous operations at high-altitudes or ground level. It has filled the gap in remote intelligent hoisting of tower cranes, promoted tower crane restoration, modified the construction method, improved the operator's working environment and reduced labor intensity to guarantee personal safety.
The System consists of four cutting-edge systems:
All-around video surveillance system: it realizes all-around and multi-angle observation of the crane's movement and surrounding area (including blind spots), which improves operation convenience and ensures construction safety;
Visualized intelligent tracking system of the tower crane hook: composed of infrared cameras and digital sensing equipment, this system improves hoisting accuracy and effectively reduces hidden safety hazards during the hoisting process;
Digital tower crane status monitoring system: the different sensors can monitor and display all parameters including boom height, wind speed, temperature and humidity and can predict motion trail to avoid danger and protect the operator's safety;
Anti-collision and intelligent dispatch system: it utilizes the low latency and stability of the 5G network, adopts binocular cameras and combines AI and computer vision technologies to achieve obstacle detection within 10 meters of the hook.
Driven by Zoomlion's "Product 4.0A" strategy, the company has successfully applied 5G technology to tower cranes, cranes, pump trucks and excavators, and the intelligent upgrades of the company's production lines and intelligent factories.
In the future Zoomlion will ceaselessly work with top 5G companies to accelerate its digital transformation and upgrading in a bid to build world-class smart factories and further promote intelligent upgrades of its products.
Founded in 1992, Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (1157.HK) is a high-end equipment manufacturing enterprise that integrates engineering machinery, agricultural machinery, and financial services. The company now sells 568 cutting-edge products from 70 product lines covering 11 significant categories.
Tucows Inc | October 25, 2021
Tucows Inc. a global provider of internet services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Simply Bits, the largest fixed wireless network service company based in Tucson, Arizona.
This acquisition will be made through Ting Internet, a leading fiber internet provider in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Tucows. This purchase allows Ting to quickly enter the Southern Arizona market, leverage Simply Bits' wireless expertise, and to build off of Simply Bits' small but growing fiber footprint.
As part of this deal, Ting will assume all of Simply Bits' existing infrastructure and customers, adding approximately 4,500 customers, 1,100 square miles of established fixed wireless network, and a small fiber-to-the-home footprint to Ting's portfolio. Ting will also retain Simply Bits' employees, including senior management, with assistance and guidance from Simply Bits' founding members.
"This acquisition marks another milestone for Ting as we move into the large and growing Arizona market. This deal allows us to leverage an existing network with significant capacity, ultimately accelerating our growth," said Jill Szuchmacher, chief strategy officer and executive vice-president networks, Ting Internet. "By building on Simply Bits' decades-long service in Southern Arizona, we will have a platform to introduce Ting to the broader Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Cochise County communities, and the team and resources to enter the market quickly."
Since founding in 2004, Simply Bits has grown into a leading independent provider of internet, voice and other enhanced broadband solutions in the most populated areas of Southern Arizona, including Tucson, Marana, Vail, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Rio Rico, Sahuarita and Douglas. Over the past 17 years, Simply Bits has created a sophisticated and robust network and is well-positioned to serve more than 425,000 residences as well as enterprises, educational institutions and government agencies.
"The merging of Simply Bits wireless network with Ting resources and fiber deployments will benefit our current and future customers and allow them state of the art internet delivery options," said Bradley Feder, partner, Simply Bits. "We are excited to become part of the Tucows and Ting family, and continue to grow the business in both area and employment opportunities."
The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP served as legal counsel to Tucows in connection with the transaction. Cowen and Company, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Simply Bits in the transaction and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP served as legal counsel.
To learn more about Ting Internet, its services, or the areas in which it operates, please visit ting.com/internet.
About Simply Bits:
Simply Bits, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona is committed to creating Southern Arizona's best wired and wireless network for delivery of Internet access, voice, fax and other enhanced broadband applications and solutions. This sophisticated network allows Simply Bits to serve residences as well as small, medium, and large businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies. Our customer base represents diverse industries including healthcare, financial, legal, insurance, automotive, hospitality, real estate and more.
Tucows is a provider of network access, mobile technology services, domain names, and other internet services. Ting Internet delivers fixed fiber internet access with outstanding customer support. Tucows' mobile services enabler (MSE) platform provides network access, provisioning, and billing services for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). OpenSRS, Enom, and Ascio combined manage approximately 25 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 36,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses.
About Ting Fiber Inc.:
Ting Internet provides Crazy Fast Fiber Internet® in select U.S. towns and cities. Ting is committed to net neutrality and the Open Internet. More than that, Ting Internet is committed to being a part of improving the communities it serves by supporting and championing local good works. Ting Internet sponsors local programs, events, foundations, festivals, charities, and public services everywhere we go, investing in the future of the towns we serve.
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HCL Technologies | June 27, 2022
The opening of a new delivery center in Vancouver, Canada, was announced by HCL Technologies (HCL), a well-known international technology corporation. To better serve clients, notably in the HiTech sector, the new center will dramatically increase its footprint in the nation. The brand-new, almost 9,000-square-foot facility will be a cutting-edge hub enabling quicker and more organized delivery of cutting-edge technology services.
With the opening of new delivery centers in New Brunswick, Mississauga, and Edmonton, as well as the welcoming of the first cohort of the HCL Technologies Apprenticeship Program in Vancouver, HCL Technologies has experienced a general uptick in momentum in Canada. With focus areas in software development and testing, digital and cloud services, infrastructure delivery, and engineering, the program, which is a part of the company's early career and training program, enables high school graduates without a formal college degree to pursue a career in a rapidly expanding industry.
HCL Technologies has more than 2,000 employees in Canada and is expanding quickly. A Customer Experience Center, offering full-stack engineering solutions, customer experience and R&D services across various industries, will also be part of the new facility. Its goal is to develop cutting-edge digital technologies, next-generation products and solutions for HCL Technologies' international clients.
"Vancouver has a long-standing culture of innovation in technology and we're excited to expand our presence and help bring new technologies into the region. With this launch, HCL Technologies is further cementing itself as a local employer, and as a leader in emerging technologies building a strong foundation for the future."
Joelien Jose, EVP & Country Head, Canada, HCL Technologies
"With this advanced facility, we will leverage our industry-leading digital engineering technology services and R&D capabilities to develop and deliver next-generation products and platforms for global customers. This facility will also foster better collaboration across the Vancouver technology and education ecosystem," said Vijay Anand Guntur, President, Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies.
"This city has a reputation for major technological innovation and a highly sought-after talent pool feeding the broader tech industry. We're incredibly proud to see industry leaders like HCL Technologies taking steps to further investment, foster innovation and unlock all the great potential that Vancouver has to offer businesses in the tech industry," said Kennedy Stewart, Mayor, City of Vancouver.