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ATM Capability Through System-to-System Integration

HERNDON, Va., March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Metron Aviation, a global leader in software solutions for Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) systems, will exhibit at the Airspace World 2024 show in Geneva, Switzerland.

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On Wednesday March 20, 2024, during Airspace World 2024 Metron Aviation will present a panel on - Enhanced ATM Capability Through System-to-System Integration. This panel of industry experts representing different aspects of ATM will gather to discuss the benefits and capability extension that can be realized through greater system integration.

Metron Aviation is honored and excited to present this outstanding group of industry experts:

  • Brett Fujisaki, Vice President Sales & Business Development – Metron Aviation
  • Juan M. Gomez, CEO – Synaptic Aviation
  • Fredrik Lindblom, Vice President, Head of Saab Thailand & Sales Director Region Asia – Saab Group
  • Adam Stark, Senior Product Manager, Solutions Specialist – SITA
  • Christopher Devlin, Director of Product Management – Aireon
  • Moderator: Javier Alejandro Vanegas, Region Director Latin America & Caribbean Affairs – CANSO

During the tradeshow, between March 19-21, 2024, Metron Aviation invites attendees to visit Stand #J08 in Geneva to learn more about their ATM and ATFM solutions and options for onsite deployment or cloud solution delivery models.

In addition, Metron Aviation will showcase its Harmony System and Post-Operations Evaluation Tool for its primary stakeholders — airlines, airports, and air navigation service providers. Metron Aviation’s smart software enables its users to better manage the efficient use of their airspace and airport capacities while also meeting their environmental goals and mitigating impact on our ecosystem.

About Metron Aviation
Metron Aviation is a global leader in aviation software development for air navigation service providers, airlines, airports, and the U.S. Federal government. Our technical software is implemented via onsite deployment or cloud solutions in support of our primary focus — to be the global brand that delivers excellent services in the aviation industry and inspires customers through an exceptional experience.

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LONGi introduces the new Hi-MO 6 PV module series to the Mexican market

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, March 7, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On March 2, 2023 in Guadalajara, Mexico, the world’s leading solar technology manufacturer, LONGi, presented the new series of photovoltaic modules for the distributed generation market, Hi-MO 6.

LONGi presented its “Explorer” line, a classic model, but with extraordinary novelties. Attendees had the opportunity to see and touch the first product of the series, which promises to revolutionize the distributed generation industry and contribute to energy development.

LONGi, in its commitment to the local markets in which it operates, recognizes the state of Jalisco, Mexico, as one of the regions with the greatest potential for growth in terms of energy transition and development of distributed generation, which is why it was chosen to host the event. The Mexican Photovoltaic Industry Association (AMIF) also participated in the event.

During the presentation, Ivan Reyes, Head of Mexico, Colombia & Caribbean at LONGi Solar, said that “this is an event for our customers and partners, with whom we have built a long-term relationship of trust in the country, and who have seen in LONGi a technological ally whose DNA maintains innovation and quality as fundamental principles of its philosophy. The new Hi-MO 6 series of modules is proof of this, as it was not only created to meet the needs of various customers but was also intended to go beyond in terms of efficiency, safety and aesthetics, and set a new standard in the supply of residential and commercial PV products.”

About LONGi

Founded in 2000, LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company, focusing on customer-driven value creation for full scenario energy transformation.

Under its mission of ‘making the best of solar energy to build a green world’, LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation and established five business sectors, covering mono silicon wafers cells and modulescommercial & industrial distributed solar solutionsgreen energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. The company has honed its capabilities to provide green energy and has more recently, also embraced green hydrogen products and solutions to support global zero carbon development.

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LONGi successfully completes its participation in the IV edition of Renpower Central America & the Caribbean

PANAMA CITY, Feb. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On February 15 and 16 in Panama City, LONGi participated as a Gold Sponsor in the fourth edition of Renpower Central America & the Caribbean, where the measures and strategies that continue to catalyze the energy transition of this block of countries were evaluated.

Two days, eight sessions, more than 12 hours of content and approximately 20 expert speakers to inform and discuss the development of renewable energies

During the session, Antonio Morales, Sr. Sales Manager Utility Mexico, Central America and Caribbean of LONGi Solar, spoke on the panel “Execution of Renewable Projects in Central America and the Caribbean – Innovative Technologies and O&M”, where he highlighted why LONGi is a reference in R&D for the photovoltaic sector, with ultra-high efficiency products that adapt to the needs of customers and are unparalleled in the market.

LONGi, a world leader in the manufacture of monocrystalline photovoltaic cells and modules, reaffirms its commitment to energy development in the region, contributing its technology and know-how to achieve global energy equity.

About LONGi

Founded in 2000, LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company, focusing on customer-driven value creation for full scenario energy transformation.

Under its mission of ‘making the best of solar energy to build a green world’, LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation and established five business sectors, covering mono silicon wafers cells and modulescommercial & industrial distributed solar solutionsgreen energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. The company has honed its capabilities to provide green energy and has more recently, also embraced green hydrogen products and solutions to support global zero carbon development.

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Ultimaker sets new 3d printing milestone with the release of Ultimaker Cura 5.0

UTRECHT, Netherlands, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Ultimaker, the global leader in professional 3D printing, has launched the beta for Ultimaker Cura 5.0, the latest version of its free, open source, slicing software during the Spring Showcase. Unique applications in design, architecture, engineering and metal 3D printing have been enabled by the enhanced slicing engine that sets a new threshold for finer and faster 3D prints. The newly developed variable line width capability of this slicing engine improves its ability to print thin walls and fine details. Parts printed with this engine will also be stronger. Other improvements include faster print profiles for owners of Ultimaker printers, support for Apple M1 chips, and more.

Ultimaker Cura 5.0 represents the biggest leap forward in print quality that the software has ever seen. This is the start of a true revolution in 3D printing technology,” says Miguel Calvo, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Ultimaker. “We believe that even those who have looked at 3D printing before and concluded that it may not be ready for their use, today it is time for them to look again. Until now, you had to make your design work for 3D printing. It’s time to turn the table… from designing for 3D printing, to 3D printing for design.”

Ultimaker Cura 5.0 – Thinner walls and finer details

The most eye-catching improvements of Ultimaker Cura 5.0 are:

Thinner walls and finer details

The new slicing engine in Ultimaker Cura 5.0 allows for the use of variable line width when slicing a 3D model to most accurately print fine details.

Stronger parts

The variable line width capabilities of the new slicing engine in Ultimaker Cura 5.0 results in fewer gaps on the inside of printed parts, making them more solid, and therefore stronger. The improved printing of thin walls brings parts printed with Ultimaker Cura 5.0 closer to the strength of those produced using injection molding.

“Cura is evolving and there is much more freedom in the design for FFF, so the software is less of a limiting factor. Thin walls, and the kind of small design features that are often featured in injection molded parts, are created more efficiently and this results in applications being produced in an improved way in 3DP,” according to Steve Cox- Engineer and 3D printing advocate .

Faster print profiles

Print profiles available to users of Ultimaker printers have been updated to make use of the improved capabilities of Ultimaker Cura 5.0 resulting in print time reductions of up to 20%.

Ultimaker Cura 5.0 enables new applications

New possibilities and new applications

The Showcase featured innovators and thought-leaders from the 3D printing community who demonstrated unique applications enabled by the newest version of Ultimaker Cura 5.0. It can be watched here for anyone who missed the original presentation of Cura 5.0.

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CritiComms Inc., powered by ESChat technology is launching Advanced Push To Talk over Cellular (PoC) service for Latin America

Push To Talk is roaring back in Latin America. Investments estimated at Near 2 billion dollars are foreseen for the next 3 years

The new reseller will offer service in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Central America and the Caribbean.

Former executives of Nortel, Motorola and KodiakNetworksare on the board of the new company, which will bring broadband solutions for critical instant communications to the region

New Push To Talk service has been developed for operations over broadband cellular networks. The key sectors: government, defense, mining, security, health, hospitality, transport, construction, logistics, among others

MIAMI, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – The company CritiComms Inc., has launched Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) service in the LATAM and Caribbean regions. The CritiComms service aims to fill the demand left unattended by the shut down of iDEN platforms in the regions. With a more secure and advanced network architecture, CritiComms Inc. PTT increases the intelligence and productivity of work teams and offers total flexibility, since they work on multiple wireless networks (and provide freedom in the choice of operators and devices. The PoC solutions of CritiComms Inc., are not exclusive to any operator or any cellular technology.

Juan Luis Gutiérrez, CEO of CritiComms Inc., said: “Broadband solutions for critical PTT communications are an excellent opportunity for enterprises, government entities, public security and other sectors, as the investments do not demand new networks, but are integrated into existing ones.” The new company has already begun to deploy service powered by ESChat technology. Gutiérrez, former VP of Nortel and Motorola, assumed responsibility for the Caribbean and Latin America to deploy the Advanced Push To Talk over Cellular (PoC) applications.

ESChat is a market leader is advanced Push-to-Talk solutions in North America, where it offers a carrier agnostic and FirstNet Certified solution. FirstNet; born after September 11, 2001, to address the needs of public safety agencies has the ability to prioritize communications to these most demanding sectors and unify all networks simultaneously.

ESChat offers service for customers on all North American wireless carriers, and is the primary PTT solution for T-Mobile and Telus.  ESChat is used by a majority of departments within the US federal government..  “We are pleased to have CritiComms Inc. as a partner for the region where we expect strong adoption and success,” commented ESChat CEO, Josh Lober.

CritiComms Inc. provides maximum performance service without borders or limitations to the sectors that most demand these technologies: public and private security, government, health, hospitality, logistics, transport, construction and mining.

There is unsatisfied demand in Latin America due to the shutdown of the iDEN PTT networks. CritiComms Inc.’s critical instant communications solutions target this market.

The global PTT market is US 25B and it is estimated that, by 2024, it will be US 38B. Latin America would have about 10% of that market with a cumulative annual growth of more than 13.3%.  Criticomms Inc. Advanced PoC solutions work with most Android and iOS smartphones, iPads, tablets and Windows PCs.  The solutions can also work with rugged, purpose-built terminals according to the needs of the customers. Implementations are deployed jointly between CritiComms Inc., a chosen wireless operator and the customer, to create a solution tailored to each customer.

About CritiComms Inc. “powered” by ESChat
Regional leader in instant critical communications

Our Advanced Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) service platform was developed by ESChat to meet the demanding needs of U.S. military contractors. Approved by the DISA (Defense Information System Agency) and FirstNet Certified, ESChat is the leader in the North American PTT market, and is now available in Caribbean and Latin America from CritiComms Inc. The Advanced Over-The-Top (OTT) PoC implementations of CritiComms Inc. provides total flexibility and an optimal experience of functionalities to our customers.   The CritiComms service works across multiple wireless networks, providing freedom in the choice of operators and devices. CritiComms Inc. Advanced OTT PoC systems provide strong end-to-end encryption with maximum security and compatibility with all radio networks.

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Envista Forensics Announces Gabriel de Carcer as Managing Director

MEXICO CITY, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Envista Forensics, a global forensic consulting company, announces the appointment of Gabriel de Carcer as the new Managing Director, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Envista has offices across North America, including Mexico, the U.S., and Canada, as well as Europe, Singapore and Australia. Their team of global experts assist claim and legal professionals worldwide following incidents or disasters such as fires, failures, collapses or natural disasters.

De Carcer will be responsible for continued growth and development of the company’s forensic engineering services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, primarily serving sectors such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Energy, Construction, and Infrastructure.

“I am excited to begin this next chapter with Envista,” said de Carcer. “Through my contributions and experience in the insurance carrier sector, I hope to jump in quickly and help continue to grow the brand in the market.”

As an industry veteran with more than 20 years working in insurance with carriers such as Crawford and Tokio Marine, de Carcer has handled claims over $100M, managed large scale catastrophe response, and has a heavy background serving the construction, manufacturing, energy, marine, transportation, property, and civil liability sectors.

“There is immense potential for Envista to more broadly serve the insurance claims industry in Mexico and the Caribbean, and with engagement and passion for what we do, and why we do it, I’m inspired to work hard and keep pursing the continuous improvement of our world-class services for the success of our teams and for this great firm, of which I’m so grateful to be a part of,” stated de Carcer.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Gabriel onboard,” said Mike Driscoll, Technical Director. “I have overseen the Mexico office for the past 5 years, and I’m thrilled to have someone with Gabriel’s experience and knowledge of the industry help us continue to grow the Envista brand in Mexico and the Caribbean. I know our clients will enjoy working with him, as will the entire team.”

In addition to de Carcer’s appointment to the firm’s Managing Director role for Mexico and The Caribbean, Envista also welcomes back two engineers to their team, further increasing the offices capabilities. Leonel Carrasco will join as Project Engineer, Fire/Electrical/Mechanical and Miguel Hernandez, will join the team as a Senior Project Engineer, Fire/Civil/Structural.

“The experience added to our team in Mexico just exploded,” mentioned Liz Peterson, Vice President, International Forensics. “I know our clients will be in great hands, and I’m eager to see the potential of this team, and how they will work together to increase our services and capabilities in the market.”

To reach de Carcer, Carrasco or Hernandez, please email [email protected][email protected][email protected], respectively. To submit an assignment, please call +52 55 6821 0880.

About Envista Forensics

Envista Forensics is a global leader in forensic consulting services. We provide failure analysis, fire and explosion investigations, digital forensics, accident reconstruction, building & construction consulting, geotechnical engineering, damage evaluations, and equipment restoration services following disasters of all kinds.

Envista has served the insurance, legal, and risk management industries for more than 30 years. Our experts travel globally to more than 30 offices located across North America, Europe, Singapore, and Australia. Visit our website at for more information.

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Windward Selected by CARICOM IMPACS to Enhance Maritime Security in the Caribbean

CARICOM IMPACS will use Windward’s Predictive Intelligence platform to identify illicit maritime trade in the region

LONDON, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Windward, the Predictive Intelligence company applying AI to transform global maritime trade, announced today that it has partnered with The Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS), an organization of fifteen Member States and five Associate Members in the Caribbean as well as CARICOM’s Regional Security System (RSS), a treaty organization comprising of Barbados and other countries in the Eastern Caribbean. Windward’s AI-powered maritime intelligence platform will empower CARICOM IMPACS and RSS to support CARICOM Member States in their fight against drug trafficking and illegal activities in the Caribbean’s exclusive economic zones.

As the entryway to the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea is a main stop-over in the trade route from South to North America and illicit activities such as drug trafficking and other types of smuggling are becoming increasingly commonplace, especially in light of recent sanctions placed on Venezuela. Despite a decrease in general maritime activity in the region during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in illicit maritime activities in the Caribbean in recent months. Windward’s platform will support CARICOM Countries, through CARICOM IMPACS and RSS, in their fight against illicit activities by providing a real-time view of the maritime ecosystem and offering AI-powered risk assessments of vessels, companies, shipowners, and all other stakeholders in the maritime domain.

“Windward’s solution is key in our fight against illegal activities,” said Lieutenant Colonel Michael Jones, Executive Director (Ag) of CARICOM. “As illegal shipping methods are becoming more advanced, we turned to Windward’s industry-leading Maritime AI solution to assist in detecting these activities and flagging vessels that are suspicious, enabling us to assist CARICOM Member States to crack down on illicit trade, minimize and/or prevent illegal fishing, and surveil the maritime domain, beyond AIS monitoring.”

Windward’s Maritime AI is powered by hundreds of behavioral analytics models and over 10 billion data points, giving authorities the power to make smarter decisions, faster. Relying on thousands of case studies and a vast array of parameters including vessel routes, Dark Activities, and unusual changes in course, Windward’s platform analyzes existing behaviors to predict in real-time which entities are likely to be involved in illicit activities. Windward’s solution is the new global standard in maritime control, enabling government bodies to protect their borders, national interests, and citizens. The partnership with CARICOM IMPACS and RSS comes on the heels of Windward’s announcements of a partnership with the EU’s Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre-Narcotics (MAOC-(N)) in October 2020 and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex in January 2021.

“We are thrilled that CARICOM has chosen Windward to help protect its territorial waters throughout the Caribbean,” said Ami Daniel, CEO and Co-Founder of Windward. “The Caribbean Sea is a major point in the trade route of illegal substances leaving South America and of sanctioned oil leaving Venezuela. Using Windward’s Maritime AI technology and real-time insights, CARICOM is strengthening its defenses against these activities and enhancing the transparency needed into the global maritime domain to protect its borders.”

About Windward

Windward is the leading Predictive Intelligence company fusing AI and big data to digitalize the global maritime industry, enabling organizations to achieve business and operational readiness. Windward’s AI-powered solution allows stakeholders including banks, commodity traders, insurers, and major energy and shipping companies to make real time, predictive intelligence-driven decisions, providing a 360° view of the maritime ecosystem and its broader impact on safety, security, finance, and business. For more information visit:


The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) was established by the Twenty Seventh Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in July 2006, in Bird Rock, St Kitts and Nevis, as the implementation arm of a new Regional Architecture to manage CARICOM’s action agenda on crime and security.

At this Meeting, the Heads of Government signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement establishing the Agency as a legal entity, with direct responsibility for research, monitoring and evaluation, analysis and preparation of background documents and reports, as well as project development and implementation of the regional Crime and Security agenda.

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Cyber Help Is on the Way – Canadian Banking & Technology Executive Claudette McGowan Hits Top #10 on Apple With New Cyber Security Podcast

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Claudette McGowan launches C Suite, a new cyber security program and podcast designed to elevate cyber literacy and digital awareness for everyday people.

On February 4th, McGowan aired her first episode of the C Suite podcast, landing one of the top spots in the Canadian Technology category.

The first episode featured Kevin Mandia, CEO of FireEye. He shared his account of what happened in December 2020, when FireEye discovered a significant cyber breach within their network.

Listen to Episode 1 of C Suite on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

The need to enhance personal cyber literacy has never been greater.

“As we continue to increase the time we spend online, consumers have an opportunity to learn more about cybersecurity best practices, so they can continue to use new and existing digital platforms with confidence,” says TD’s Claudette McGowan, Global Executive Officer, Protect Fusion and Cyber Experience.

In addition to being a Cyber Security executive, McGowan serves as Chair of Canada’s CILAR (Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism). Together, with innovation colleagues like Yung Wu, CEO MaRS Discovery District she is launching new cyber learning programs and job opportunities for youth in late 2021.

“As COVID-19 demands new ways of working, cyber attackers have found new targets. The explosion of entry points and the associated rise of cybercrime means it’s critical that we focus our innovation economy on cyber resilience and scaling ventures that will maintain and build our defensive shields against these fast developing threats.” – Yung Wu

Visit and follow @GlobalCSuite on social media for daily tips, information, upcoming webinars and cyber security jobs opportunities.

About C Suite
C Suite is a global cyber literacy movement created to raise personal cyber awareness. The focus of C Suite is to elevate cyber fluency and digital confidence through events, podcasts, and new learning experiences. This global movement showcases a year-round commitment to creating safer digital environments for all. Through regular reminders, tips, and training, C Suite taps directly into the greatest asset on Earth, people.

The Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR) was established to leverage the connections of Black, Indigenous and people of colour to the innovation sector – a critical part of rebuilding and transitioning to the new economy. Composed of senior members of Canada’s tech, innovation and advanced industry sectors, CILAR’s work will be driven by its broad membership. Using the strong institutional influence of its members, as well as a system-focused approach, CILAR aims to have a wide network impact.

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MCI WET Develops Containerized Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems for Middle East Power Plants

MCI Water Equipment Technologies is meeting and exceeding the global challenge to provide high quality purified water

DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – MCI Water Equipment Technologies was awarded 50 containerized seawater reverse osmosis systems deployed to the Middle East. The systems are designed to handle varying feed water quality to different sites.

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Countries around the world are dealing with population expansion.  Land development puts a great strain on government resources and infrastructure to provide the basic needs to their citizens.  Often, municipal infrastructure services will not reach underdeveloped areas for years.

Seawater Reverse Osmosis System Includes:
Engineers at MCI Water Equipment Technologies developed Seawater Reverse Osmosis systems that incorporates floating feed pumps and ultrafiltration membranes. This system will be able to produce 300,000 GPD (1,136 m3/day) of high-quality water.  Each system will be packaged inside a customized container that is designed and built in house. The air-conditioned containers are fitted with the latest technology and construction materials.  The advanced features will achieve the highest efficiency and operational needs of each system.  MCI WET Engineers were able to overcome many challenges to provide advanced Seawater Reverse Osmosis systems suited for communities all over the globe.

Our factory in Dallas, Texas provides one of the most modern fabrication facilities in the industry today.  MCI Water Equipment Technologies has the capability to produce and deliver 50 containers, and ancillary equipment in a timeframe unmatched by any other company. Our experience with large scale projects allows MCI Water Equipment Technologies to execute this project at a record pace.

MCI Water Equipment Technologies, Raafat Ali, Middle East Manager, said: “Our multi-disciplined work force and 240,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing facility can design and engineer projects with specialized equipment requiring complex customization.”

MCI Water Equipment Technologies is setting revolutionary benchmarks for others to follow.

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Dahua Technology Launches Retail Epidemic Safety Protection Solution To Enhance Store Operation Safety Under COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A recent report from AP News shows that a lot of major non-essential retailers worldwide have been affected by COVID-19. According to Neil Saunders, Managing Director of GlobalData Retail, more than 190,000 stores have temporarily closed, accounting for nearly 50% of U.S. retail square footage. At the same time, Swedish fashion retailer H&M also implied that after temporarily closing 3,441 of its 5,062 stores globally, it may be forced to lay off some employees permanently. How to survive during the pandemic and take effective prevention and control measures after work resumption has become a major consideration for retailers across the globe.

In response to the challenges facing the retail industry, Dahua Technology, a world-leading video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, has launched a professional Retail Epidemic Safety Protection Solution to help retailers maintain safe operations and improve business efficiency during the pandemic, as well as providing upgraded plans to increase ROI after business resumption.

Featuring thermal body temperature monitoring and customer flow control, the Dahua Retail Epidemic Safety Protection Solution combines two technological advantages enabled by AI to provide double value for retailers, assisting in slowing the spread of the virus while creating a safe in-store shopping experience for customers.

The Dahua thermal body temperature monitoring camera allows highly accurate body temperature monitoring of ±0.3℃ (with blackbody). With built-in AI algorithm, it can simultaneously monitor a group of people from up to 3-meter distance, enabling fast and non-contact access. When installed at the entrances of supermarkets and shopping malls, it can help retailers with preliminary screening of employees and customers with abnormal body temperature. It notifies users to take corresponding measures before the temperatures change significantly, thereby enabling the appropriate protocol and conducting a second verification by medical professionals if necessary.

For retailers who require limited customer flow during the pandemic, the Dahua AI-empowered people counting camera can automatically and accurately calculate the real-time number of people entering the store, avoiding congestion and helping to mitigate the spread of the pandemic. When the number of shoppers exceeds the set value, the device will alarm and will display on the digital signage at the entrance of the store that the number of people inside is full, reminding customers to wait at the door. No extra employees are needed to count customers manually at the door, which can help retailers reduce labor costs and improve their management efficiency.

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GM Sectec and Visa promote the adoption of secure payment technologies and practices in Latin America

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico and MIAMI, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – GM Sectec, a global leader in cybersecurity, and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, have announced the development of a virtual initiative – following a series of successful roadshows in Latin America in 2019 – where they will work together, with the objective of evangelizing, educating and guiding companies in the adoption of secure payment technologies and practices, taking into consideration the moment that we are living in worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 health crisis is putting the world at risk. The impact on businesses, markets and economies is already beginning to be felt, and in business ecosystems the demand for strong measures to ensure business continuity is fundamental.

At a global level, the changes and challenges that companies have faced include adapting to new tele-working scenarios, unknown until only about three months ago, have created unique opportunities on all ends of the digital divide. For many large corporations, this option has become the norm and many have chosen to adopt it permanently, at least for the rest of 2020.

As a result, the number of people making electronic payments has multiplied, as shown by the recent Visa study which presented that more than 13 million of its cardholders made an e-commerce transaction for the first time in the first quarter of 2020, in key markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. This means that two out of every 10 active e-commerce cardholders are “new to e-commerce,” representing up to 14 percent of all active Visa accounts in key markets during this period.

“Our intention in developing our GM Sectec & Visa ‘PaySec Talks’ on the heels of our successful ‘PaySec Day’ Events throughout Latin America in 2019; is to promote the adoption of secure payment technologies and practices in concert with our Strategic Partner, Visa. Offering organizations and individuals who are working from home, the opportunity to learn about the tools, tactics and procedures they have available today to prevent multi-vector fraud and identity theft is a critical objective for all of us here at GM Sectec.” said Héctor Guillermo Martínez, President of GM Sectec.

Through the “PaySec Talks”, which will be held throughout July, in three sessions – English, Spanish and Portuguese – GM Sectec and Visa will be sharing better strategies and practices on how to maintain the security of their customers’ information and data when conducting electronic transactions.

“We have seen a pivotal change in consumer shopping behaviors as a result of the pandemic, which has rapidly reinforced the multiple benefits of e-commerce and contactless payments, as consumers prioritize health, safety and hygiene both at home and when out shopping,” said Eduardo Perez, Chief Risk Officer for Visa Latina America and the Caribbean.  ”Now is the time for issuers, acquirers and businesses to invest in quickly implementing payment services that consumers will increasingly demand during and as we overcome this situation.”

for this reason, we want through the PaySec Talks, to educate companies in Latin America, where e-commerce is a growing alternative, to ensure the safety of their customers and their business.”

The “PaySec Talks” will be held on July 2nd, 16th and 30th, to participate you just have to register through the following link:

About GM Sectec

GM Sectec offers innovative solutions and services in cybersecurity, governance, and compliance focused on managing digital risk. Its solutions are designed to detect advanced attacks and respond to them effectively, reducing business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. Founded in 1970 as General Computer Corporation and later as GM Group in the 1990s, GM Sectec has an extensive track record and experience in the management of policies and integrated processes of technologies and standards for data protection in payment system risk.  Its commitment to the principles of simplicity, innovation and customer success has made them the leading and fastest growing provider of security and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean. GM Sectec has been selected as one of the “Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies to watch in 2020″ by Cybercrime MagazineTo learn more about GM Security Technologies, visit our website:

About Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit  About and  @VisaNews.

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ContourGlobal Inaugurates Innovative Hybrid Power System in Bonaire

Project recently awarded “Best Microgrid Project of 2019″

BONAIRE, Dutch Antilles and LONDON, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – For seven years ContourGlobal and its client, “WEB” (Water-en Energiebedrijf Bonaire, the island’s electricity and water utility), have collaborated to achieve the holy grail of electricity provision on island nations: more renewable energy, lower costs and around-the-clock reliability.  This common challenge throughout the Caribbean region is now being solved on Bonaire, where ContourGlobal recently inaugurated the extension of its innovative Hybrid Power System joined by representatives of WEB, the island government and other dignitaries and guests.

The Dutch island of Bonaire enjoys strong seasonal winds, peaking from December to June.  Harnessing this extraordinary wind resource enables ContourGlobal to deliver electricity that is lower in cost and carbon emissions than liquid fuel-based alternatives. Because of the intermittency of wind and solar resources, reliable uninterrupted electricity supply requires an innovative solution that can keep the lights on even when wind speeds drop or clouds block the sun.  Utilizing a new state-of-the-art Li-Ion battery with a 6MW/6MWh capacity and power management system supplied by Wärtsilä Greensmith, ContourGlobal is able to maximize wind generation, resulting in reduced costs to WEB by 36% over the last 7 years, decreased CO2 emissions and improved engine efficiency. This has been achieved while maintaining unprecedented levels of reliability including zero blackouts for five straight years.

The hybrid generation system owned and operated by ContourGlobal Bonaire consists of a new battery and digital power management system, the wind farm and newly expanded dual-fuel engines which together supply the entire island’s electricity demand. The new battery storage system supports Bonaire’s grid by injecting active and reactive current to balance decreases in wind speed with a rapid response time of 50-100 milliseconds.  The newly enhanced electricity production system also eliminates the need for the engines to operate at costly low levels of output to support the reliability needs of the electricity grid. Instead, the battery itself can maintain a reliable electricity supply on a second-by-second basis so that during high wind periods the engines can be shut down or used only as a last resort.

Bonaire, the world’s first Blue Destination, is committed to sustainable tourism and has undertaken an ambitious plan to promote 100% sustainable electricity production, including the maximum possible contribution from renewable electricity.  ContourGlobal’s contribution to this plan through its expansion of this unique project was recently recognized by the “Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum” (CREF), which awarded ContourGlobal Bonaire “BEST MICROGRID PROJECT” for 2019.

Joseph C. Brandt, President and CEO of ContourGlobal said, “Our new innovative battery-led hybrid system will move Blue Bonaire one step closer to its ambition of a fully sustainable but still reliable grid.  The success of the project is a direct result of the productive partnership between the teams of ContourGlobal, Wärtsilä Greensmith and ILTEKNO who delivered the project without any Lost Time Incidents in record time and on budget. We look forward to continuing to partner with our client WEB to increase renewable energy production by installing new solar generation and more productive wind turbines.”

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About ContourGlobal

ContourGlobal is listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange (TKR: GLO) and is an international owner and operator of contracted wholesale power generation businesses with approximately 4.8 GW in operation in 18 countries. ContourGlobal operates a portfolio of 107 renewable and thermal power plants across Europe, Latin America, and Africa utilizing a wide range of technologies.

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Integration Technologies Partners with RIB Software to Expand Its Global Footprint on Cloud, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Integration Technologies (Intech -, a leading Managed Solution and Service provider for Hybrid Data Center, Cybersecurity, and Microsoft Cloud Platforms in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, today announced a majority growth investment from RIB Software and the buyout of Advent-Morro Equity Partners’ long time ownership in Intech.  The investment will enable Intech to globally expand its footprint and leadership.

RIB Software SE (, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and Hong Kong, China, listed on the prime standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011, and with more than 1,500 talented staff members and 30 locations worldwide, is the world’s leading provider of Cloud enterprise technology for the building, construction and real estate industries.  In April 2018, RIB and Microsoft announced MTWO – the world’s first vertical cloud platform for the construction and real estate industries, which is expected to grow to USD 14 trillion by 2025 according to a McKinsey Global Institute report. This partnership aims to help companies in the industry achieve productivity gains through digital transformation. To accelerate the international adoption of MTWO technology, RIB is building a global MSP network to leverage Microsoft’s partner communities to attract up to 2 million users in the mid-term.

Intech will work closely with the RIB group and add expertise and scale to the Americas RIB cloud capability. This investment augments the cloud capability for hundreds of American clients in the building vertical with Intech’s strong market position in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, cloud experience, and English / Spanish language capability.

For Intech, this investment reinforces its strategy to be a global leader for Cloud Solution and Services, which in combination with RIB group of companies will benefit customers around the world. RIB will leverage Intech’s footprint throughout the Americas and favorable time zone support capabilities to expand its present Americas cloud team to continue fulfilling the increasing demand for cloud services and accelerate MTWO adoption.

The transaction was facilitated by IT ExchangeNet, a leading Microsoft channel mergers and acquisitions firm.

“The RIB investment in Intech is another exciting development in our drive to build the largest vertical cloud MTWO over the Microsoft MSP network,” said Tom Wolf, Chairman and CEO of RIB. “I was impressed by Henry Gordillo’s growth path, cloud experience and entrepreneurial spirit. RIB will continue to implement its Cloud and GTM strategy during 2020-2021 and integrate MSP partners around the world. We believe that MTWO, the world’s first vertical cloud platform for the construction and real estate industries, is the right option for our target customers.”

“RIB’s investment in Intech is an exciting next step in our journey towards advanced Managed Cloud Solutions and Services,” said Henry Gordillo, Intech’s Founder and CEO. “Our staff has long-standing capabilities on IT solutions and services and have built leading expertise on Microsoft’s Cloud technologies within our region, which places us in unique opportunity to leverage the significant cloud adoption acceleration we are seeing in the Americas. Our team will work closely with RIB Cloud’s offices in Amsterdam, Singapore, and San Diego to leverage the growing Cloud needs in the Americas.  Joining forces with RIB group, as the leader in this industry, just makes sense for our clients, staff and shareholders. We are excited to leverage this relationship in the cloud market and the construction industry through the distribution and support of MTWO technology on the Microsoft Cloud.

“We are very proud of having been part of the Intech family and to have provided the required growth capital to position Intech as a premier IT provider in Puerto Rico” said Cyril Meduña, Managing Partner of Advent-Morro.  “It’s the classical example of how we back talented local entrepreneurs like Henry to build extraordinary companies.  This investment by a world-renowned company like RIB confirms this and is the natural transition to continue Intech’s growth and global expansion.

About Intech
Founded more than 25 years ago, Intech has a long-standing capability to modernize the digital footprint of organizations.  Our experts design, transform, and manage secure enterprise-grade solutions and services for networks and unified communications as well as for infrastructure and business-critical applications on Microsoft cloud platforms. The portfolio focuses on Azure, Office 365 and Cybersecurity services and solutions.

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About RIB Software
RIB Software is an innovator in building and construction industry. The company creates, develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide. iTWO 4.0, RIB’s flagship cloud-based platform, provides the world’s first enterprise cloud technology based on 5D BIM with AI integration for construction companies, industrial companies, developers and project owners, etc. With over 50 years of experience in construction industry, RIB Software focuses on IT and engineering and is the pioneer in construction innovation, bringing in new thinking, working methods and technologies to enhance construction productivity. RIB is targeting to transform the construction industry into the most advanced and digitalized industry in the 21st century

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About Advent-Morro
Advent-Morro Equity Partners is Puerto Rico’s leading private equity investment firm and has been managing private equity and venture capital investment funds in Puerto Rico since 1989.  Advent-Morro has invested in over 60 portfolio companies, primarily backing local entrepreneurs to build companies that are known leaders in the respective industries.  Advent-Morro’s portfolio companies employ over 3,000 people in industries such as healthcare, telecommunication, consumer good, finance, entertainment, education, distribution and technology.

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About IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M&A professionals, IT ExchangeNet is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners. IT ExchangeNet follows a disciplined and highly targeted process, bringing buyers and sellers together to close deals with transaction values up to $40 million.

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Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider Deploys Space-Based ADS-B In Curaçao

Curaçao leads Caribbean region in aviation safety and efficiency

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Today, the Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP) announced it has deployed Aireon’s space-based ADS-B surveillance service in the Curaçao Flight Information Region (FIR). This milestone follows years of collaboration, with the two organizations signing the data services agreement (DSA) in October of 2015.


Effective immediately, DC-ANSP will have 100 percent air traffic surveillance over the 300,000 square kilometers that make up Curaçao’s FIR. Adjacent to Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Colombia, the majority of this FIR is oceanic.

“Space-based ADS-B will revolutionize how DC-ANSP ensures the highest levels of safety and efficiency throughout the Curaçao FIR,” said Micilia Albertus-Verboom, Director General, DC-ANSP. “Before Aireon, the northwestern sector of our FIR lacked real-time air traffic surveillance coverage. Now, space-based ADS-B provides coverage where before there was none.”

The Curaçao FIR is a major throughway for flights; DC-ANSP manages critical routes between the United States, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Europe throughout the Curaçao FIR. Because of space-based ADS-B coverage, DC-ANSP’s air traffic controllers will be able to reduce separation and guide overflight efficiency in the northwestern sector of the Curaçao FIR.

Director General Albertus-Verboom also noted, “among the many benefits we anticipate, Aireon will allow us to facilitate seamless transitions between Curaçao’s neighboring FIRs. Regions adjacent to us will benefit from safer and more efficient hand-overs, which are afforded by the minimization of human error through data-driven decision making.”

“Deploying Aireon in Curaçao FIR solidifies DC-ANSP’s position as a leader of aviation safety and efficiency in the region,” said Don Thoma, CEO, Aireon. “Our data will provide DC-ANSP more control over how they manage cross-regional and intersecting routes within their airspace and will enable complete situational awareness for DC-ANSP as they continue to deliver superior safety and efficiency to the flying public.”

For the past several years, DC-ANSP and Aireon have worked closely on the technical implementation of the system in Curaçao, which includes the use of the regional network, Mejoras al Enlace de Voz del ATS (MEVA), as a secondary telecommunication link as a means to transfer space-based ADS-B data to DC-ANSPs operations center. Additionally, Aireon has worked alongside DC-ANSP leadership to ensure preparation for the enhancements in procedural operations.

“Not only have we changed how we manage our airspace, but we are also adapting how we work with our adjacent airspaces and our customers, and Aireon has been our partner at every step of the way for the last four years,” said Director General Albertus-Verboom.

Curacao has a January 1, 2020 ADS-B equipage mandate for part of the airspace where there is no conventional radar coverage. Users in Class A airspace must be ADS-B equipped.

About Aireon LLC
Aireon has deployed a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon is harnessing next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that were formerly ground-based and, for the first time ever, is extending their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Space-based ADS-B surveillance covers oceanic, polar and remote regions, and augments existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav, NATS and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon is providing a global, real-time, space-based air traffic surveillance system, available to all aviation stakeholders. For more information, please visit

DC-ANSP was founded as Netherlands Antilles Air Traffic Control (”NAATC”) which was incorporated in Curaçao on 9 February 2005 and became operational on 1 April 2006. DC-ANSP is an Air Navigation Service Provider (”ANSP”) which is responsible for the Air Traffic Services (”ATS”) within the Curaçao Flight Information Region (FIR). DC-ANSP operates 3 air traffic control facilities: an Area Control Centre located in Curaçao and two Aerodrome Control Towers, one located at Hato International Airport (Hato Control Tower) and the other one located at Bonaire International Airport (Flamingo Control Tower). For more information, please visit

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Nexxt Solutions collaborates with Microsoft and Tuya to bring innovative new Smart Home Devices and Home Automation Solutions to Market

Nexxt Solutions connected devices including smart plugs, smart power strips, light bulbs, cameras and complete home security kits will be available at retail in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean this fall

MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Inspired by this new era of the Internet of Things, where everything is interconnected, Nexxt Solutions is proud to partner with Microsoft and Tuya to power and commercialize its first fully cloud-connected and highly secure portfolio of smart home devices Nexxt Solutions integrated portfolio of devices includes Smart plugs, smart power strips, smart bulbs and complete home security kits that contain window, door and motion sensors all of which can be monitored and managed from anywhere with The Nexxt Solutions Home App that’s powered by Tuya and hosted on Microsoft Azure.

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The Nexxt Solutions Home App can run on either a smartphone or tablet, and lets people control all compatible devices, via a Wi-Fi connection, so they can set schedules or control their home appliances from anywhere. The Nexxt Home app is easy to install, does not require a hub to operate and it can be easily shared with family and friends. In addition, its Voice activation feature makes it compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for hands-free management of all linked devices.

The Nexxt Solutions smart home devices are currently being sold into retailers in 40 countries, including the US, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile and will be available to consumers from retailers and etailers such as Brandsmart, Best Buy Mexico, Chedraui, Alkosto, Falabella, Distelsa, Intelaf, Hiraoka, Coolbox, Almacenes Siman, Mixup, and others soon to be announced . Demand for products in the smart home category is growing exponentially, and Nexxt Solutions is proactively expanding its portfolio of smart home products to include smart coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, intelligent pet feeders fitted with cameras and more. Nexxt Solutions plans on having more than 40 products under its ecosystem by mid 2020 all working under the same Nexxt Home app.

“The Internet of Things, along with the power of AI, is forever transforming the way we interact with our devices,” said Bruno García, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nexxt Solutions. “Home Automation is shaping the future, as devices are no longer simply responding to our commands but are increasingly interacting with us making people’s lives not only easier and more secure, but also environmentally friendly.”

“The future of the smart home is streamlined integration,” adds Alex Yang, COO and co-founder of Tuya. “By combining the operation of several home devices into one app powered by Tuya, Nexxt Solutions is creating a powerful, simple way for people to control their homes and get the most out of them.”

“This strategic collaboration with Tuya and Nexxt Solutions represents an important step in our ongoing commitment to bring highly secure, cloud connected, smart home devices to our customers,” said Mark Linton, General Manager, Devices Portfolio and Solutions, Microsoft. “We are delighted that consumers in 40 countries will be able to purchase Nexxt Solutions smart home devices and solutions, powered by Tuya and Azure, this fall.”

About Nexxt Solutions
Nexxt Solutions is a leading manufacturer of the most comprehensive and competitive line of wireless data and surveillance solutions for networking and connectivity products, known for their performance, reliability as well as for their user-friendly operation and configuration. The brand has recently added a complete line of home automation products and advanced Wi-Fi Mesh Systems designed for creating a fully connected, cloud-based ecosystem. With operations in over 45 countries, Nexxt Solutions products are available through an authorized network of distributors in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information on the home automation line, visit, #NexxtLevel

About Tuya
Tuya provides a class-leading AI + IoT platform that brings smart products to life for manufacturers, brands, OEMs, and retail chains. The platform offers hardware access, cloud services, and app development. Tuya also helps brands upgrade their technology and business models so they are able to deliver smart devices to meet consumer demand. The company serves more than 93,000 partners in over 150 countries powering products such as lighting, appliances, environmental, and surveillance equipment. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Tuya now has offices in Silicon Valley and Pasadena, California, Hangzhou and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit Tuya’s WebsiteLinkedInFacebookTwitter or YouTube.

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Cloud Carib Ranked Among top third World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services.

CARIBPR WIRE, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 18, 2019: Cloud Carib has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. Coming in above all other providers in the Caribbean and Latin America, and #160 out of 501 managed service providers worldwide, there’s a lot to be proud of for The Bahamas owned and headquartered company.

Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth rates, annual total and recurring revenues, pricing structures, revenue mix and more. MSPs were ranked according to a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

Channel Futures is pleased to name Cloud Carib to the 2019 MSP 501.

“We’re honored to be awarded #160 out of the top 501 MSPs worldwide, and to be the highest rated in both the Caribbean and Latin American regions,” said Scott MacKenzie, CEO, Cloud Carib. “We’re proud to be recognized on a global scale and take it as further evidence that we’re helping transform this region and establishing the Bahamas as a tech hub of the region. Every year more MSPs enter the market and competition gets fiercer, our ranking demonstrates our dedication to our client’s business needs, our thirst for innovation and forward thinking as well as our ability to compete on a global scale”.

In the 12 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.

“The 2019 MSP 501 winners are the most elite, innovative and strategic IT service providers on the planet, and they stand as a model of excellence in the industry,” says Kris Blackmon, Content Director of Channel Partners and Channel Futures and lead of the MSP 501 program. “As the MSP 501 Community grows, leagues of managed service providers learn from the successes of these winning companies, gaining insight into the best practices, strategies and technologies that elevate an MSP to the level of the 501 winners. Our heartfelt congratulations to the 2019 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”

In addition to deciding the rankings, the survey drives the creation of an annual in-depth study of business and technology trends in the IT channel, released each year at the Channel Partners Evolution conference. The full MSP 501 Report leverages applicant responses, interviews with industry experts and historical data to give a well-rounded picture of the managed services opportunity.

The complete 2019 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the region’s premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

Cloud Carib clasificada entre los tres principales Proveedores de Servicios Gestionados 501 de mayor elite en el mundo

La duodécima MSP 501 anual identifica los principales MSPs visionarios & las tendencias líderes mundiales en servicios gestionados

CARIBPR WIRE BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 18, 2019: Cloud Carib fue nombrada como uno de los principales proveedores de servicios gestionados del mundo en la prestigiosa duodécima clasificación anual Channel Futures MSP 501. Posicionándose en primer lugar entre todos los proveedores en el Caribe y América Latina, y #160 entre 501 proveedores de servicios gestionados en todo el mundo, hay mucho para estar orgullosos de la empresa de propiedad y con sede en Las Bahamas.

Cada año, los MSPs en todo el mundo completan una extensiva encuesta y solicitud para informar sus ofertas de producto, tasas de crecimiento y utilidades recurrentes, estructuras de precios, mezcla de utilidades y más. Los MSPs fueron clasificados de acuerdo a una metodología exclusiva que pondera las cifras de utilidades según el resultado que la estrategia de negocios del participante anticipa las tendencias en el ecosistema de canal de rápida evolución.

Channel Futures se complace en nombrar a Cloud Carib para la MSP 501 de 2019.

“Nos honra ser galardonados #160 entre los top 501 MSPs en todo el mundo, y tener las más alta clasificación en las regiones del Caribe y América Latina”, dijo Scott MacKenzie, director ejecutivo de Cloud Carib. “Nos enorgullece ser reconocidos a escala global y tener aún mayor evidencia de que estamos ayudando a transformar esta región y estableciendo Las Bahamas como un centro tecnológico en la región. Cada año más MSPs penetran al mercado y la competencia se vuelve cada vez más fuerte, nuestra clasificación demuestra nuestra dedicación a las necesidades de nuestros clientes, nuestra sed de innovación y visión futura, así como nuestra capacidad para competir a una escala global”.

En los doce años desde sus inicios, la MSP 501 ha evolucionado desde una lista de clasificación competitiva a un grupo energético de proveedores de servicios, distribuidores, consultores y analistas de la industria que trabajan conjuntamente para definir la creciente demanda de la oportunidad de servicios gestionados.

“Los ganadores de MSP 501 de 2019 son los proveedores de servicios de IT de mayor elite, innovadores y estratégicos en el planeta, y están catalogados como un modelo de excelencia en la industria”, dice Kris Blackmon, director de contenido de Channel Partners y Channel Futures y líder del programa MSP 501. “A medida que crece la comunidad MSP 501, las ligas de proveedores de servicios gestionados aprenden de los éxitos de estas compañías ganadoras, obteniendo una perspectiva de las mejores prácticas, estrategias y tecnologías que elevan un MSP al nivel de los ganadores 501. Nuestras más sinceras felicitaciones para los ganadores de 2019 y nuestra gratitud a los miles de MSPs que han contribuido al continuo crecimiento y éxito del programa 501, así como del próspero sector de servicios gestionados”.

Además de decidir las clasificaciones, la encuesta conduce la creación de un estudio profundo anual de las tendencias de negocios y tecnología en el canal de IT, publicado cada año en la conferencia Channel Partners Evolution. El informe completo MSP 501 utiliza las respuestas del solicitante, entrevistas con expertos de la industria y datos históricas para proporcionar un cuatro completo de la oportunidad de servicios gestionados.

La lista complete de MSP 501 de 2019 está disponible en Channel Futures.

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Cloud Carib es el principal proveedor de servicios gestionados en la nube de la región y se basa en los principios de ofrecer calidad, agilidad y valor para para cada uno de sus clientes. Las soluciones van desde ofertas complejas personalizadas de nube privada a servicios de nube híbrida. Cada solución proporciona a los clientes costos controlados, niveles de servicio inigualables y niveles de protección de datos y privacidad incomparables: cuando y donde la privacidad importa.

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PaySett Corporation continues its global expansion of real time payments

The real time payments (RTP) solution PayExpedite® will become the foundation for the modernization of the automated clearing house in El Salvador.

ATLANTA and SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – PaySett Corporation a global provider of Payment solutions along with ACH El Salvador announced today the start of the implementation of the PayExpedite® RTP platform based on the  ISO 20022 standard.

Laura Bowen the head of Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi commented “For over 55 years we have been a trusted ally of our customers supporting their initiatives and entrepreneurship. As a member of the El Salvador financial system we are focused on modernizing the ACH in order to bring a better service to our customers”.

Jesus Garcia VP of Business Development added “The ease, speed, and security provided by a proven solution like PayExpedite® allows a financial entity to accommodate the future needs of the financial system while driving down costs of traditional payment methods such as cash and checks.”

“The ACH will evolve over the next several months into a more efficient system for the Salvadorians and businesses via the country’s interbank immediate funds transfer and payments system. This will be the path toward more mature and robust services of the payments system that we have been proposing” indicated Roberto Monterrosa, General Manager of ACH El Salvador.

Participants will be able to process consumer, corporate and government payments in real time through a multitude of banking channels.

About PaySett Corporation

Atlanta Georgia based PaySett Corporation is a global provider of payment software solutions. PaySett provides products/services to assist global financial entities to effectively manage the way money moves throughout their organizations and for their customers. PaySett’s two decades of experience moving payments through national and international payment networks has allowed for the development of advance payment software for assisting global banks with the capability to enhance their regional and global payment network processing capabilities.  Sixteen of the top twenty global banks process payments through PaySett software.

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Cloud Carib Joins Discussion on Caribbean Disaster Resiliency ahead of Hurricane Season at Barbados Conference

CaribPR Wire, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 04, 2019: Last week, organizations from across the globe, including 20 Caribbean countries gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados to discuss disaster resilience, priorities and solutions to tackle climate change and disaster risks at the Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean conference. Hosted by the World Bank in partnership with the Government of Barbados, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the European Union (EU), the week-long conference brought together leaders in risk and disaster management as well as private and public sector organizations to collectively discuss and formulate an action plan to address and take steps to reduce disaster risk within the Caribbean.

The event featured demonstrations hosted by the University of the West Indies, Harvard University, NASA, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Nassau-based Cloud Carib and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, to name a few. All this in time to kick start efforts for improved hurricane preparedness.

Barbados Prime Minister, the Honorable Mia Amor Mottley offered these thoughts in a keynote address at the opening ceremony, “Failure to act is largely because we do not believe that the problem is important enough to require such action. That’s the hardest thing for us as Caribbean people to accept. It is our contention that it is only when moral and ethical leadership is given both at the national level and the international level that we must summon the courage to fight down these battles. Until such time, it is a form of idle entertainment for those who choose to watch,” Mottley continued, “I pray that those of you gathered here will help us as policymakers understand the art of the possible. For you, as technicians more than anything else, will frame what is technically possible, whether at the level of infrastructure, science and technology, capacity to finance or general policy making,” highlighting the importance of disaster preparedness and the need for agreement and action at all levels of government and the private sector. Mottley’s comments struck a chord for the importance of disaster recovery specialists like Cloud Carib who came on as a partnering sponsor for the conference.

The Bahamian company held a panel discussion on ‘Strategic Approaches to Infrastructure Sustainability’.  On the panel was Cloud Carib’s Mark Arruda, Vice President of Solutions, Shiva Bissessar, Managing Director of Pinaka Consulting, Ann Wyganowski, Vice President, of HZX Business Continuity Planning and Yohannes Kesete the Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank. The panel focused on the critical issues influencing infrastructure sustainability from physical to digital infrastructure and addressed strategies on how to approach maintaining sustainability and resilience in a region where natural disasters are common, and resources limited. To take a deeper dive into these complex issues Cloud Carib also hosted a half day workshop and training session led by Stelios Xeroudakis, Cloud Carib Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Mark Arruda, Eamon Sheehy, Cloud Carib, Director of Public Sector and Ann Wyganowski.

“This event is timely, the region is looking for a path to better resiliency, the last few hurricane seasons have devastated the region and with the current trends and impacts of climate change, we expect the devastation to only increase. It is important the private sector and organizations like Cloud Carib be involved in this discussion. Our services offer entities, both public and private, the opportunity to improve their resiliency and reduce their risk profile,” said Xeroudakis.

About Cloud Carib

Cloud Carib is the region’s premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

Cloud Carib se une a diálogo sobre recuperación ante desastres en el Caribe en anticipación a la temporada de huracanes en la Conferencia de Barbados

CaribPR Wire, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 04, 2019: La semana pasada, organizaciones de todo el mundo, incluyendo 20 países caribeños, se reunieron en Bridgetown, Barbados para tratar sobre la capacidad de recuperación ante desastres, las prioridades y soluciones para abordar el cambio climático y los riesgos de desastres en la conferencia Understanding Risk (UR – Comprender el riesgo) en el Caribe. Patrocinada por el Banco Mundial en asociación con el Gobierno de Barbados, la Agencia Caribeña de Gestión de Emergencia de Desastres (CDEMA) y la Unión Europea (EU), la conferencia de una semana de duración dio cita a líderes en gestión de riesgo y desastres, así como a organizaciones del sector privado y público para dialogar colectivamente y formular un plan de acción para abordar y tomar medidas para disminuir el riesgo de desastres dentro del Caribe.

El evento cuenta con demostraciones presentadas por la University of the West Indies, Harvard University, NASA, la Organización de los Estados del Caribe del Este (OECS), Cloud Carib con sede en Nassau, la oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Disminución de Riesgo de Desastres, para nombrar unas pocas. Todo a tiempo para impulsar los esfuerzos de preparación ante huracanes mejorada.

La Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, Primera Ministra de Barbados, hizo una reflexión en un discurso de presentación en la ceremonia inaugural: “La falta de acción se debe en gran parte a que no creemos que el problema sea lo suficientemente importante para necesitar tal acción. Esta es la parte más difícil de aceptar para nosotros, el pueblo caribeño.  Nuestro argumento es que sólo cuando se trata de liderazgo moral y ético, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, debemos armarnos de coraje para combatir estas batallas. Hasta ese momento, es una forma de entretenimiento vano para aquellos que observan”. Después, continuó: “Rezo para que aquellos de ustedes que se reunieron aquí nos ayuden, como legisladores, a comprender el arte de lo posible. Para ustedes, como técnicos más que nada, plantearé lo que es técnicamente posible, ya sea a nivel de infraestructura, ciencia y tecnología, capacidad para financiar o formulación de políticas en general”, y resaltó la importancia de la preparación ante desastres y la necesidad de llegar a un acuerdo y tomar medidas en todos los niveles del gobierno y el sector privado. Los comentarios de Mottley tocaron la fibra sensible con respecto a la importancia de especialistas en recuperación ante desastres, como Cloud Carib, que acudió como patrocinador asociado para la conferencia.

La compañía bahameña, sostuvo un panel de diálogo sobre ‘Métodos estratégicos para sostenibilidad de infraestructura’.  En el panel participaron, Mark Arruda, vicepresidente de soluciones de Cloud Carib, Shiva Bissessar, director administrativo de Pinaka Consulting, Ann Wyganowski, vicepresidenta de planificación de continuidad de negocios de HZX y Yohannes Kesete, especialista sénior de gestión de riesgo de desastres para el Banco Mundial.  El panel se centralizó en los asuntos críticos que influyen en la sostenibilidad de infraestructura desde la infraestructura física a la digital y abordó estrategias sobre cómo abordar la sostenibilidad y recuperación en la región donde los desastres naturales son comunes, y los recursos limitados. Para sumergirse más profundamente en estos temas complejos, Cloud Carib también ofreció un taller de medio día y una sesión de capacitación liderada por Stelios Xeroudakis, fundador director de tecnología de Cloud Carib, Mark Arruda, Eamon Sheehy, director de sector público de Cloud Carib y Ann Wyganowski.

“Este evento es muy oportuno, la región busca un camino hacia una mejor recuperación, las últimas temporadas de huracán han sido devastadoras para la región y con las actuales tendencias e impactos del cambio climático, anticipamos que la devastación sólo aumentará. Es importante que el sector privado y organizaciones como Cloud Carib participen en este diálogo. Nuestros servicios ofrecen a las entidades, públicas y privadas, la oportunidad de mejorar su capacidad de recuperación y reducir su perfil de riesgo”, dijo Xeroudakis.

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Xceedance Announces Global Availability of MGA Agility Suite

U.K. MGA Archipelago Risk Services adopts the next-generation offering to sell and service its personal lines coverages and package policies

CaribPR Wire, BOSTON, May 06, 2019: Xceedance, a global provider of insurance consulting, managed services, technology, data sciences, and blockchain solutions, today announced the availability and client implementation of a new software and services offering, the MGA Agility Suite.

The Xceedance MGA Agility Suite enables established and startup program administrators, managing general agents (MGAs), and managing general underwriters (MGUs) worldwide to swiftly deploy a tailored, advisor-driven sales and service engine to capture profitable market segments — a key competitive differentiator in managing diverse insurance products, especially lower-margin classes of business.

Additionally, Xceedance announced a successful implementation of the MGA Agility Suite for Archipelago Risk Services (Archipelago), helping the London-based MGA to boost underwriting efficiency and augment the policyholder experience.

“The Xceedance MGA Agility Suite provides software and associated services to support MGAs in insurance markets worldwide,” said Travis MacMillian, chief business officer at Xceedance. “MGA operations typically rely on software or platforms intended for primary insurers. In contrast, the dedicated MGA Agility Suite comprises an insurtech platform, coupled with lifecycle services for program administrators, MGAs, and MGUs.”

Through advanced software development and integration with a diverse set of technologies that support operational efficiency, the MGA Agility Suite gives MGAs and their retail agents proficient automation for personalized, intermediated policyholder services. The MGA Agility Suite combines policy-administration capabilities, an underwriting platform, distribution and communication tools, and the business intelligence (BI)/reporting functionality MGAs need to write more business efficiently and profitably. The MGA Agility Suite facilitates regulatory compliance and partnerships with organizations such as actuaries and third-party administrators (TPAs); and it enables robust integration with insurance data providers, payment gateways, general ledger applications, and document generation services. The platform can be hosted on the cloud for superior performance in managing diverse insurance products and core MGA/MGU operations.

“The MGA Agility Suite elevates our personalized service delivery to program administrators, especially with an innovative broker and underwriter portal, and a configurable rating/pricing engine,” said MacMillian. “The automated workflows and streamlined policy lifecycle processes built into the MGA Agility Suite create transactional efficiencies, while enhancing user experience and customer-centricity for MGAs and MGUs.”

Archipelago recently deployed the MGA Agility Suite, providing the company with a single platform for clients — via intermediaries — to purchase motor (auto), home, investment property, travel, and pet insurance, quickly and efficiently. In implementing the bespoke platform, Archipelago leveraged operational expertise from five principal insurance capabilities at Xceedance: technology and core systems; actuarial services; insurance data sciences; catastrophe and exposure management; and BI and reporting.

“The Xceedance MGA Agility Suite empowers us with highly-automated workflows and a streamlined policy lifecycle — boosting organizational efficiency, enhancing the policy buying experience, and lowering operating costs,” said Richard Coleman, managing director at Archipelago Risk Services.

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The Bevertec Group to Implement Shared Financial Delivery Services for St. Lucia Credit Unions

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Feb. 06, 2019: Bevertec CST Inc., a leading provider of retail financial services technology and services in the Caribbean and worldwide, is pleased to announce that the company has reached an agreement with Capita Financial Services Inc. (Barbados) to implement an Automated Teller Machine network and related technology to serve the credit unions of St. Lucia.

The ATM driving, transaction switching and debit card issuing solution will be run from Bevertec’s processing centre in Antigua. All credit union ATMs in St. Lucia will be shared among the subscribing institutions forming a de-facto national network for credit unions. Bevertec’s Client Services Workstation will be available to all ATM-owner institutions enabling local, real-time, ATM monitoring and report retrieval over and above centralized monitoring and support delivered from Bevertec’s operations centre.

Bevertec’s President, Mr. Barry Walsh, commented, “We are very proud to be an integral participant in the digital transformation of St. Lucia’s Credit Unions. This project provides Bevertec with an opportunity to further demonstrate our commitment to the financial services industry in the region. We are looking forward to working with Capita and the Credit Unions of St. Lucia in building a showcase of innovation and service delivery.”

Mr. Paul Maxwell, President & CEO of Capita Financial Services Inc. said, “This partnership is transformative, both for the credit unions who can now offer their members a more complete range of services and for individual members who would now be able to perform ordinary day-to-day transactions in a way that was not before possible.”

About Bevertec Group

Since 1981, the Bevertec Group, a Canadian enterprise, has been supplying technology and services to various industry sectors. The Group has over 100 customers in the financial services sector spread across five continents but focuses primarily in the Caribbean, Central and South American markets. The Group also provides consulting services, staffing solutions and subject matter expertise to assist institutions at all business levels including development/project work, project management and strategic direction and planning.

About Capita Financial Services Inc.

Capita Financial Services Inc., a Barbados company, is a one-stop financial services company. Capita provides residential and commercial mortgages, land loans, vehicle loans, premium finance loans, leases, general insurance, term deposits, mutual funds and stock brokerage services. The company serves private individuals, insurance companies, credit unions, government statutory corporations, pension funds, and institutional investors.

About St. Lucia Co-operative League Limited

The St. Lucia Co-operative League Limited is the umbrella body for Co-operatives in St. Lucia. At the local level they function as the link between government and the individual Credit Unions. Key responsibilities include fostering the growth and welfare of Credit Unions both by direct effort and co-operation with other agencies having similar objectives and providing information and guidance to co-operative leaders and personnel so that the societies they serve will offer the best possible service to members and to make such opportunity equitable.

El Grupo Bevertec implementará servicios de entrega financiera compartida para las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito de Santa Lucía

CARIBPR WIRE TORONTO, Feb. 06, 2019:  Bevertec CST Inc., un proveedor líder de servicios y tecnología de servicios financieros para el consumidor en el Caribe y en todo el mundo, se complace en anunciar que la compañía ha alcanzado un acuerdo con Capita Financial Services Inc. (Barbados) para implementar una red de cajeros automáticos y tecnología relacionada para atender a las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito de Santa Lucía (St. Lucia Co-operative League Limited).

La solución para manejo de cajeros automáticos, cambio de transacciones y emisión de tarjetas de débito se ejecutará desde el centro de procesamiento de Bevertec en Antigua. Todos los cajeros automáticos de St. Lucia Co-operative League Limited será compartida entre las instituciones suscritas que forman una red nacional de facto para las cooperativas de crédito. La estación de trabajo de Servicios para Clientes de Bevertec estará disponible para todas las instituciones propietarias de cajeros automáticos, lo que permitirá el monitoreo de cajeros automáticos en tiempo real en tiempo real y la recuperación de informes por encima del monitoreo y la asistencia centralizados que ofrece el centro de operaciones de Bevertec.

El presidente de Bevertec, el Sr. Barry Walsh, comentó: “Estamos muy orgullosos de ser un participante integral en la transformación digital de las cooperativas de crédito de Santa Lucía. Este proyecto le brinda a Bevertec la oportunidad de demostrar aún más nuestro compromiso con la industria de servicios financieros en la región. Estamos ansiosos por trabajar con Capita y las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito de Santa Lucía en la construcción de una muestra de innovación y prestación de servicios “.

El Sr. Paul Maxwell, Presidente y CEO de Capita Financial Services Inc. dijo: “Esta asociación es transformadora, tanto para las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito que ahora pueden ofrecer a sus miembros una gama de servicios más completa como para los miembros individuales que ahora podrían realizar transacciones cotidianas ordinarias de una manera que antes no era posible “.

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Desde 1981, el Grupo Bevertec, una empresa canadiense, ha estado suministrando tecnología y servicios a diversos sectores de la industria. El Grupo tiene más de 100 clientes en el sector de servicios financieros distribuidos en los cinco continentes, pero se centra principalmente en los mercados del Caribe, América Central y América del Sur. El Grupo también proporciona servicios de consultoría, soluciones de personal y expertos para ayudar a las instituciones en todos los niveles de negocios, incluido el desarrollo / trabajo de proyectos, gestión de proyectos y dirección estratégica y planificación.

Acerca de Capita Financial Services Inc.

Capita Financial Services Inc., una compañía de Barbados, es una compañía integral de servicios financieros. Capita otorga hipotecas residenciales y comerciales, préstamos sobre terrenos, préstamos para vehículos, préstamos con financiamiento premium, arrendamientos, seguros generales, depósitos a plazo, fondos mutuos y servicios de corretaje de valores. La compañía presta servicios a personas privadas, compañías de seguros, cooperativas de crédito, corporaciones gubernamentales, fondos de pensiones e inversionistas institucionales.

Sobre St. Lucia Co-operative League Limited

St. Lucia Co-operative League Limited es el organismo que une a las cooperativas en Santa Lucía. A nivel local, funciona como el vínculo entre el gobierno y las cooperativas de crédito individuales. Las responsabilidades clave incluyen fomentar el crecimiento y el bienestar de las cooperativas de crédito, tanto por el esfuerzo directo como por la cooperación con otras agencias que tienen objetivos similares y brindar información y orientación a los líderes y al personal de las cooperativas para que las sociedades a las que sirven ofrezcan el mejor servicio posible a sus miembros y para asegurar que oportunidades como esta sean equitativas.

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