Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

RF IDeas Announces New Embedded and Mobile Credential Readers for Healthcare at HIMSS 2018

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RF IDeas Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of employee RF credential readers for in-building applications such as computer access, identification, secure pull print, time and attendance will showcase  its new OEM and Embedded Readers and its Mobile Credential Readers with Bluetooth® low energy technology.

RF IDeas will showcase the following products and solutions:

  • RF IDeas pcProx® Plus BLE for Mobile Credentials:  RF IDeas will be demonstrating its  Bluetooth® low energy technology reader now compatible with the OrangeTM Pack ID mobile credentials as an example of how users of identity access management solutions can leverage their smartphone instead of a physical badge.
  • RF IDeas New First-in-Class OEM and Embedded Readers including: pcProx® Plus Embedded dual-frequency reader, pcProx® 125 kHz Nano reader, pcProx® 13.56 MHz Nano reader and the pcProx® Plus SP reader with multiple installation options.

In addition to these credential reader demonstrations, RF IDeas will showcase innovative healthcare authentication solutions with the following partners: HP®, KSILRS™, Micro Focus®PharosSerial IO and Sharp®. RF IDeas also will present “Leading the Way with Innovation” at the HP booth #2837 highlighting the use of pcProx Plus embedded readers for healthcare.

In the Innovation Live Pavilion (booth # 9900-72) RF IDeas will be demonstrating its pcProx Plus BLE reader working in tandem with the ShoBadge© patented Identity Management solution by ShoCardTM  which allows healthcare providers to meet healthcare security compliance guidelines through the use of blockchain technology.

“At this year’s HIMSS, we are focusing on expanding the possibilities of RFID technology for healthcare,” said David Cottingham, President of RF IDeas. “Through our strategic partnerships, we are excited to showcase solutions that increase efficiency, streamline accountability and offer protection to the healthcare market.”

HIMSS18 is the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference and exhibition held in Las Vegas on March 6-8. RF IDeas and its partners will present in booth #3265.

Learn more about RF IDeas readers here.

About RF IDeas

RF IDeas, Inc. is a leader in the employee badge and card reader space for healthcare, manufacturing, government and enterprise. Partnering with leading technology companies, RF IDeas readers enable innovative solutions for single sign-on, secure printing, attendance tracking and other applications that require authentication. RF IDeas is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies. For more information about RF IDeas solutions, visit the Knowledge Center at https://www.rfideas.com/knowledge-center.

RF IDeas® and pcProx® are registered trademarks of RF IDeas, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks and product or service names are property of their respective owners.

Media Contact

Arlene King
Marketing Manager
Ph: (866) 439-4884 Ext: 480
E: Marketing@RFIDeas.com

INTTRA Grows Container Orders to 45 Million, Expands Carrier Network

PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — INTTRA, the largest neutral electronic transaction platform, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, today announced significant growth in its carrier network with the recent addition of four new carriers, including Evergreen Marine Corporation, one of the largest container fleets in the world.  The continuing growth of INTTRA’s carrier network signals the rapid adoption of digitalization across the industry. More than 60 carriers, including all of the top 10, are INTTRA customers*.

“2017 was a tremendous year for INTTRA, with container orders growing by 12%, and the company processing 45 million container orders on its platform,” said John Fay, CEO of INTTRA. “Our network growth, both in transaction volume and in participants, means we are no longer approaching the digital tipping point, the digital tipping point has arrived.”

“Everyone wins when our network scales in size. Carriers joining INTTRA benefit by providing a great customer experience to shippers and by attracting more business as a result.  Shippers benefit as they can book and trace containers from multiple carriers in a standard manner and through a single connection, reducing costs and errors,” said Inna Kuznetsova, President and COO, INTTRA. “The expansion of our network and the introduction of new integrated solutions to digitalize key pieces of the container shipping lifecycle are all part of our larger vision to help reinvent the container shipping industry for the digital age.”

INTTRA added the following new carriers:

  • Evergreen Marine, one of the largest container fleets in the world.
  • Namsung Shipping, which provides shipping services throughout Asia, targeting Korea to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand and Intra-Asia routes.
  • Unifeeder, the largest and best connected feeder and shortsea platform in Europe.
  • Antillean Marine Shipping, servicing Miami to Port-Au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien, Puerto Plata, and Rio Haina, as well as Intra-Island routes between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, intends to offer services over INTTRA’s network by summer.

The carriers will be available on INTTRA upon completion of integration.

*According to Alphaliner upon completion of announced business integrations and mergers after April 2018.

About INTTRA                                                                                                                                 

INTTRA is the largest neutral electronic transaction platform, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry. INTTRA’s innovative products, combined with the scale of our network, empower our customers to trade with multiple parties and leverage ocean industry information to improve their business. Connecting over 30,000 shipping companies across 200 countries with more than 60 leading carriers and over 150 software alliance partners, INTTRA streamlines the ocean trade process. More than 800,000 container orders per week are initiated on the INTTRA platform, representing over one quarter of global ocean container trade.

Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF

A new brand identity heralds a new era for the company

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin.

The new identity leverages the powerful, international brand equity of the Radisson name to drive awareness in the marketplace, increase marketing efficiency across the global portfolio and offer exceptional experiences to make Every Moment Matter for guests, owners and talent. Every Moment Matters will be the new signature service philosophy of the company and all its hotel brands.

The new go-to-market name, Radisson Hotel Group, capitalizes on a strong partnership between Radisson Hospitality, Inc. (formerly Carlson Hotels, Inc.) and Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and headquartered in Brussels, Belgium) who has master franchise agreements to develop and operate several brands across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Currently, the 11th largest hotel group in the world, Radisson Hotel Group is made up of eight hotel brands with more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development. The launch of the group’s new identity is a significant milestone in a five-year operating plan that will transform the business and position it to become the preferred choice for guests, owners, investors and talent.

“Today is the start of an exciting era for the Radisson Hotel Group, united by our new brand and long-term vision to become a top three hospitality company in the world,” said Federico J. González, President & CEO, the Rezidor Hotel Group and Chairman of the Global Steering Committee, Radisson Hotel Group. “Our five-year operating plan includes initiatives that redefine our value proposition, optimize our portfolio, streamline operations, invest in new technology systems and align our team members to deliver on our signature, Every Moment Matters. ‘Every moment Matters’ is about how we do business at the Radisson Hotel Group and who we are at the core – a place of purposeful encounters. For everyone. Everyday. Everywhere. Every time. Our rebranding is just the beginning.”

“The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group is an evolution of our long-term partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. Together, we are clarifying and executing a new brand architecture to create more value for our guests and owners,” said John M. Kidd, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Radisson Hospitality, Inc. “It’s the right time for us to align our strategic and operating plans and go-to-market as one solid player.”

In conjunction with the alignment around the Radisson brand equity, the Radisson Hotel Group has restructured its brand architecture and redefined guest experience pillars to be implemented across all eight brands: (1) Brilliant Basics (2) Memorable Moments (3) Local Experience (4) Feel at Ease.

The brand portfolio ranges from accessible luxury to modern economy with updates including:

  • RADISSON COLLECTION(TM)

WELCOME TO THE EXCEPTIONAL
Radisson Collection will replace the company’s Quorvus Collection brand. Radisson Collection will launch in June 2018 as a premium collection of our exceptional hotels.

  • RADISSON BLU®

FEEL THE DIFFERENCE
Radisson Blu will continue to deliver a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces with continued expansion in major cities around the world.

  • RADISSON®

SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL
Radisson will be introduced in EMEA to serve the upscale segment. The brand will be refreshed in the Americas and Asia Pacific, with changes to its logo and visual identity, product design and guest experiences, that will focus on delivering Scandinavian inspired hospitality.

  • RADISSON RED®

ENJOY IT!
Radisson RED, a playful twist on the conventional hotel experience, has rolled out a new product definition and updated logo with a robust growth plan across EMEA and Americas.

  • PARK PLAZA®

SMART, ENGAGING SERVICE
Park Plaza offers trend-setting designs and captures the energy and style of each individual location. The brand is currently being re-worked to make it more relevant for high-end international travelers.

  • PARK INN® BY RADISSON

FEEL GOOD
Park Inn by Radisson will continue to expand its footprint around the world and provide stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments in major cities and near airports.

  • COUNTRY INN & SUITES® BY RADISSON

I LOVE THIS COUNTRY
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson recently announced a new naming convention adding “by Radisson” to align the brand with the master brand and will stay true to its brand essence of country warmth.

  • PRIZEOTEL

AFFORDABLE HIGH DESIGN
prizeotel will continue to grow across EMEA to serve the modern economy segment.

The new brand architecture will also enable new customer-facing benefits and commercial drivers including:

  • Radisson Rewards(TM) is the refreshed global loyalty program (formerly Club Carlson SM), where members enjoy Member Only Rates, have access to exclusive benefits and earn towards free nights. Radisson Rewards(TM) for Business will drive engagement with professional partners including meeting and event planners, travel agents and executive assistants across all brands.
  • Radisson Meetings(TM) is an enhanced meetings and events offering designed to make every event unique with fully-equipped spaces, on-site contacts and carefully designed menus. It will launch later this year with a multi-brand digital platform.
  • RadissonHotels.com is a new global, multi-brand digital platform that will bring an industry-leading online booking experience to guests and professional partners, launching later this year.

Radisson Hotel Group intends to invest significantly over the next five years into platforms and technology, including a comprehensive IT program for integration, new property management and distribution platforms along with new CRM, loyalty and campaign management platforms. It will also make significant investments in rebranding or repositioning more than 500 hotels globally.

Committed to make Every Moment Matter, Radisson Hotel Group will be a true host and best partner, and aims to become one of the top three hotel companies in the world, and the company of choice for guests, owners and talent.

MEDIA CONTACT:
communication@radissonhotels.com

ABOUT RADISSON HOTEL GROUP
Radisson Hotel Group(TM) (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection(TM), Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel. Guests can benefit from the newly rebranded Radisson Rewards(TM) (formerly Club Carlson SM), a global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners. Radisson Meetings(TM) offers a variety of fully-equipped meeting and event venues featuring fast free Wi-Fi, A/V technology and on-site contacts designed to make every event unique. More than 95,000 global team members work for the Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Minneapolis and Singapore.

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YPO Names Pascal Gerken 2018-2019 Chairman

DALLAS, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world, announced the election of Pascal Gerken to YPO’s highest elected office, the 2018-2019 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors. Gerken, the 67th member to hold this office, will succeed current YPO Chairman J. Randall Waterfield and begin his term on 1 July 2018.

A member of the YPO Brussels and YPO Yangon Chapters, Gerken is CEO of Gerken Group, a leading company in carbon and graphite technology. The 275-employee company was founded by his grandfather in 1936 and is now part of Wabtec Corporation since 2016.

He is also Co-Founder of GRAGER SA, a real estate group with assets in Berlin, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium, as well as Founder of Coral Green Myanmar, a hospitality company dedicated to building sustainable resorts in emerging markets.

“Pascal is truly a global citizen who exemplifies our YPO ideals,” Waterfield said. “He leads from the heart and will be a passionate ambassador of our more than 25,000 members.”

Gerken attended the Institut Supérieur Européen du Tourisme in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. He then joined the academy of cavalry military officer in Bourg-Leopold in the Belgian province of Limburg and spent two years as a Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment of Lanciers before he was called back into the family business.

“For the past 12 years, YPO has been such an integral and essential part of my leadership journey,” Gerken said. “I am so honored to be selected for this prestigious position and eager to help support YPO and its mission of creating Better Leaders through Lifelong Learning and Idea Exchange.”

The YPO chairman is elected by member peers on the board. Gerken continues the legacy of YPO’s founder and first president, Ray Hickok, who set the standard for peer leadership. Today, more than 30 past chairmen are actively engaged with the organization.

Gerken is an elected director of the YPO Board and currently is the chair of the YPO Membership Council and a member of the Chapters and Regions Committee and the Strategy Committee. He joined YPO in 2006 and has served in multiple roles across the organization, including the regional chair of Europe, chair of the Doing Business Globally Network and chapter chair of YPO Brussels.

In addition, Gerken actively has championed and supported the expansion of YPO throughout the world, founding the YPO Myanmar, YPO Alcatraz and YPO Euro Star Chapters.

ABOUT YPO
The premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.

YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Today, YPO empowers more than 25,000 members in more than 130 countries, diversified among industries and types of businesses. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 16 million people and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues.

Leadership. Learning. Lifelong. For more information, visit‪ YPO.org.

Contact:
YPO
Linda Fisk
Office: +1 972 629 7305 (United States)
Mobile: +1 972 207 4298
press@ypo.org

Limpopo Government on listeria outbreak

The Limpopo Provincial Government is extremely concerned about the health hazard posed by the processed meat products found to be having traces of listeriosis.

On the 4th February 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi warned consumers around the country to avoid consuming ready to eat processed meat products .The Minster ordered producers to shut down and recall all retail products from three meat processing plants from which strains of listeria had been linked to the current national outbreak. The health department found that Enterprise Foods’ biggest processing plant in Limpopo was the source of the present outbreak of listeria.

The Limpopo Provincial Government welcomes the announcement made by the Ministry .The provincial government is currently engaging stakeholders such as Department of Health, Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, Polokwane Municipality, Business Community, Capricorn District Municipality and other stakeholders involved on this issue of listeria outbreak. Government environmental practitioners are hard at work with conduction of further test.

The provincial government will this afternoon have meetings with the producers and Chamber of Businesses to prepare a recall strategy and make further announcement to the public in due course.

The Premier of Limpopo Mr Chupu Mathabatha urge the public to comply with the announcement made by the Minister and stop consuming ready to eat processed food products such as polony ,viennas and chicken sausages.

Source: Government of South Africa