Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

InnovMetric Reports Record PolyWorks® License Sales Worldwide for Fiscal Year 2016

QUEBEC CITY, May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InnovMetric Software Inc., the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, proudly announced today that worldwide demand for PolyWorks® in fiscal year 2016 (ending March 31, 2017) led to a 20% global sales revenue increase compared to the previous fiscal year. This growth was fueled by all-time record sales of 3300 new licenses of PolyWorks.

The PolyWorks sales growth in the three largest Asian markets, China, Japan, and India, has reached an impressive 35%. Moreover, PolyWorks support/maintenance contract sales in North America and in Western European countries have also significantly increased, by 30% and 40% respectively.

“2016 represented a defining moment in our company’s history: we achieved our 2006 vision of delivering a universal 3D metrology software platform by unifying the worlds of portable metrology and CNC CMMs. Although an impressive achievement in itself, what truly made PolyWorks 2016 a milestone in the metrology industry is the fact that it delivered a truly universal 3D metrology workflow. Portable metrology and CNC CMM operators were now able to define and execute their measurement plans, and review the measurement results, using the same tools and methods within a single software module,” said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric. “Commercially, it was also a transition year, as our large manufacturing OEM customers needed to assess all the cost-reduction opportunities brought by a universal platform before embracing our unique vision. The remarkable growth in license and support/maintenance sales worldwide shows that PolyWorks 2016 is gaining acceptance and is starting to take root. This is exciting news that should lead to major sales opportunities in FY2017 as we prepare to celebrate the sale of the 20,000th PolyWorks license in June.”

About InnovMetric Software

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Quebec, QC, Canada, with subsidiaries worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. is the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations (Toyota, GM, Volkswagen, Honda, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Apple, and many more) trust InnovMetric’s PolyWorks® software solutions and associated technical services to maximize the benefits of 3D measurement technologies for their engineering and manufacturing applications.

With its subsidiaries and joint ventures, InnovMetric has more than 250 employees in 14 countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, India, Thailand, China, and Japan. For more information, please visit: www.innovmetric.com.

Contact: Nathalie Rhéaume
Tel: 1-418-688-2061
Email: nrheaume@innovmetric.com
Website: www.innovmetric.com

Mogadishu Blast Kills 6 Including General

At least six people have been killed in a car bombing outside a Mogadishu restaurant, including a senior Somali military general.

Government officials have told VOA’s Somali Service that General Abdi Bashir Aden was among those killed in the Monday bombing.

Ten others were injured when the bomb went off shortly before 6 p.m. local time, next to a popular eatery and coffee shop known as the Italian Cafe. Witnesses said they believe the explosion was timed for an hour when many customers sit outside the shop to enjoy afternoon tea and coffee.

The coffee shop is across the street from the headquarters of Somalia’s immigration directorate, and is adjacent to the Sunrise Hotel.

Militant group al-Shabab claimed responsbility for the attack, saying they were targeting officials for national security and immigration. The coffee shop is across the street from the headquarters of Somalia’s immigration directorate, and is adjacent to the Sunrise Hotel..

Meanwhile, four government soldiers were killed Monday in a roadside explosion in Kabtanlas village near the town of Qoryoley, in the Lower Shabelle region.

The soldiers were traveling on a military vehicle when the explosion occurred, officials said.

Source: Voice of America

PRESIDENT ZUMA EXTENDS DEPLOYMENT OF SOUTH AFRICAN TROOPS TO DR CONGO

PRETORIA, President Jacob Zuma has informed Parliament that he has extended the deployment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

According to a statement from the Presidency issued over the weekend, this is in fulfillment of the international obligations of South Africa towards the United Nations in the DRC.

The employment is extended as from of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, the Presidency said.

A total 1,371 members of the SANDF were deployed to participate in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) as part of the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Transport on launch of new Prasa Train Service

Presidential launch of peoples’ trains for South Africans

His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma and the National Minister of Transport Mr. Joe Maswanganyi cordially invite media to witness the official launch of the new, state-of-the-art Metrorail (Peoples’) trains.

The Peoples’ trains form an important part of the fulfillment of a promise made by the President in 2012 after using various modes to get a sense of the state of public transport in the Republic.

At the time, the President made a promise that the rail system in the country would be significantly improved.

The new Metrorail (Peoples’) trains are part of the new fleet that will be rolled out by government over the next 10 to 15 years as part of PRAS’s Mordernisation Programme, creating an affordable, accessible, safe and reliable transport system in the country.

With the manufacturing plant for the new trains underway in Nigel, Ekurhuleni, this initiative will create thousands of sustainable jobs and job

Members of the media attending the official launch are requested to bring their ID books or Press cards to gain access to the event.

Please not that the deadline for accreditation is on Monday, 8 May 2017 at 15h00.

Source: Government of South Africa

President Zuma accepts Judge Jansen’s resignation

President Jacob Zuma has received and accepted the resignation of Justice Mabel Jansen as a Judge of the Gauteng High Court Division, with immediate effect.

Justice Jansen was on special leave following comments she made on social media in 2015 which gave rise to a complaint to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). The JSC was processing the complaint when she tendered her resignation.

The President has thanked Justice Jansen for her service and wished her well for her future endeavours.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa