PeriGen and Qualcomm Enter Strategic Licensing Agreement

CARY, N.C., Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PeriGen, the innovator of advanced perinatal systems, today announced a strategic reseller agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc. PeriGen’s  FDA-cleared software uses artificial intelligence to provide labor and delivery clinicians with real time analysis of dynamic patient data that has contributed to improved clinical and medical malpractice outcomes.

PeriGen’s early warning software helps clinicians provide more timely and informed intervention.

The collaboration with PeriGen will allow Qualcomm Life to license and sell PeriWatch™ Vigilance™, a new early warning platform for obstetrics that automatically identifies patients whose conditions are worsening, facilitating more timely interventions. Vigilance augments currently installed fetal surveillance systems, providing a critical layer of patient safety without requiring a hospital to “rip and replace” current systems.  The “always on” software uses proprietary intelligent algorithms to analyze maternal vital signs, fetal heart rate, contractions and labor progress in real time, informing clinicians of emerging abnormalities. Specific thresholds and automated checklists can be configured according to each institution’s preferences. PeriGen’s solution will complement Qualcomm Life’s Capsule™ product line to make care inside the hospital more intelligent by leveraging connected device and system data.

“As we grow our intelligent care product platform, we look to collaborate with companies that monitor patients and provide actionable insights for physicians and care teams,” said James Mault, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Qualcomm Life, Inc. “Our collaboration with PeriGen marks the first of Qualcomm Life’s obstetric applications and we are thrilled to be able to work with PeriGen in an effort to garner more insights for patients.”

“Clinicians are increasingly required to multitask, so the Vigilance early warning platform ensures that there is always a laser focus on spotting emerging issues and fostering communication and intervention before conditions worsen,” said Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen. “We are excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Life, a company with the same vision of leveraging medical device data to the benefit of patients and their care teams.”

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects and communicates. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our inventions are the foundation for life-changing products, experiences, and industries. As we lead the world to 5G, we envision this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT — including smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, the QCT semiconductor business.  For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About PeriGen

PeriGen offers innovative perinatal software solutions that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) features to enhance clinical efficiency and standardization of care during childbirth. Led by skilled OB practitioners and IT visionaries, PeriGen has created the PeriWatch platform to provide consistent analysis and efficient display of complex data in real-time to promote better human recognition and communication about impending problems during labor. With PeriWatch clinicians can spend more time on direct patient care and less time on manual calculations and data manipulation. To learn more, visit; follow us on TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Facebook; or call 984.208.4250 or email.

Capsule is a product of Qualcomm Life, Inc. Capsule is a trademark of Capsule Technologie SAS.

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Attunity to Present on Architecting Data Lakes for Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Gartner BI & Analytics Summit

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, February 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ CM : ATTU), a leading provider of data integration and Big Data management software solutions, announced today that its Chief Marketing Officer, Itamar Ankorion, will present the session, Fortune 100 Lessons: Architecting Data Lakes for Real-time Analytics/ AI, at the upcoming Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, TX. The session will be presented on Wednesday, March 5, 2018, in Exhibit Showcase Theater 2 at the Gaylord Texan Resort from 6:00pm-6:20pm CT.

Ankorion commented, “Enabling modern analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are important initiatives today. However, to ensure success, businesses require an adaptable Data Lake with a multi-stage architectural design to effectively ingest, stage and provision specific data sets in real-time. In this session, I will present on Attunity’s experience and best practices in providing a real-time data integration solution for Fortune 100 organizations in healthcare, telecom and global financial services.”

For more information about the session or conference, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Attunity’s leaders in booth #203 at the event, please e-mail Melissa Kolodziej:

About Attunity
Attunity is a leading provider of data integration and Big Data management software solutions that enable availability, delivery, and management of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the Cloud. Our software solutions include data replication and distributiontest data managementchange data capture (CDC)data connectivityenterprise file replication  (EFR), managed file transfer (MFT), data warehouse automationdata usage analytics, and cloud data delivery.

Attunity has supplied innovative software solutions to its enterprise-class customers for over 20 years and has successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide. Attunity provides software directly and indirectly through a number of partners such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners. For more information, visit or our blog and join our communities on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Abardeen Brings 4G Connectivity to its First Kid Smartwatch Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear Platform

Features Tencent QQ, AliPay, Abardeen Social Applications Suite, AI and Deep Learning Capabilities

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At MWC 2018, Abardeen, the innovative brand in Smart Wearables and sub-brand of Shenzhen Continental Wireless Co. Ltd., announced its release of the V600, a 4G kid smartwatch based on the Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 platform.

Abardeen Brings 4G Connectivity to its First Kids Smartwatch Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear Platform, Shenzhen Continental Wireless Co.,Ltd Marketing Director Ricky Wong (on the left), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Senior Director, Product Management Pankaj Kedia (in the middle)

The V600 connects directly to China’s largest social network, Tencent QQ. It also makes fast, easy and safe online payments via China’s largest mobile wallet app, AliPay. The device integrates Abardeen Social Applications Suite, which includes Ding Talk (a social networking app), Ding Fit (a pedometer to track steps), Ding Community (where kids can share pictures, videos, voice messages and texts with their family and friends), and Ding Games (trivia games).

“Abardeen is a pioneer and leader in kid watches in China,” said Liu Qinglong, CEO, Continental Wireless. “As consumers want more functionality, our product design and technology integration have transformed, enabling more features and experiences. Kid smartwatches have evolved from merely a calling and location device to a smart communication and learning device. With the addition of the V600 to our kid watch family, and utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 flagship platform, we are excited to bring such capabilities as Tencent QQ, AliPay, Abardeen Social Applications suite, AI and Deep Learning to our growing customer base.”

Additionally, the V600 has artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning capabilities including analyses of user scenarios and smart optimization of power consumption, enabling standby time of up to 72 hours and active battery life of up to 36 hours.

“The kid watch segment is an exciting opportunity to make the transition from 2G to 4G,” said Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are delighted to be working with Abardeen to accelerate this transition in China through the combination of our state-of-the-art wearables platform, Snapdragon Wear 2100, with rich and engaging cloud capabilities such as Tencent QQ, Alipay, social networking and AI/Deep Learning that Abardeen has brought to their devices. Meanwhile, we are on our way to realizing the vision of connecting friends and families as they live, work, learn and play.”

The V600 supports a myriad of cellular networks from worldwide operators including FDD-LTE and TD-LTE. The device features an optimized version of the Android 7 operating system with 1.45” AMOLED touchscreen, 550mAh high capacity battery and 2M pixels front camera. It integrates GPS, Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®, as well as interactive functions such as voice command.

The V600 will be released to China market on April, 2018.

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The Cognitive Legal Challenge During the Global Legal Hackathon Elevated With Premonition Data

MIAMI, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Cognitive Legal Challenge is a critical element of the Global Legal Hackathon, that took place this past weekend Feb. 23 to 25 in 40+ cities in 6 continents with a projected attendance of over 10,000. Via the Cognitive Legal Challenge, lawyers crowd-sourced the creation of new legal AI applications capable of reasoning through use of IBM’s Watson Knowledge Studio and Premonition AI, the world’s largest litigation database.

The plan is the brainchild of Brian Kuhn and Shawnna Hoffman, the Co-Leaders of IBM’s Cognitive Legal practice. Mr. Kuhn and Ms. Hoffman reached out to Toby Unwin and Guy Kurlandski, the Co-Founders of Premonition AI, to provide the data for the Cognitive Legal Challenge. Traditional legal analytics products have focused primarily on Appeals cases, because that’s where the data were available which was a small subset of case data as it relied on cases that were appealed. Premonition’s focus on State level courts has allowed it to gather what it calls the “missing 97 percent” of case data. “It’s exciting for the Cognitive Legal Challenge because it allows us to literally 100X the value we bring to the event. AI lives on data and we can now feed it more than anyone else on the market,” said Shawnna Hoffman. “The Cognitive Legal Challenge will help legal professionals understand ‘what works,’ but more importantly, ‘why,’ when it comes to blockchain, AI, and advanced analytics.”

“As a young company it’s been our plan from the beginning to partner with the best companies in each of our markets, to help them build better products and put them in front of their customers. Everybody wants more data and the Cognitive Legal Co-leaders at IBM are no exception. They’re the clear leader in the legal tech industry and we’re thrilled to be working with them,” said Guy Kurlandski, CEO of The 4-year-old Artificial Intelligence company based in Miami, raised eyebrows throughout the industry with its record-setting $100M seed valuation capital raise.

The companies aim to hit the ground running with their joint involvement at the Global Legal Hackathon. The Cognitive Legal Challenge provided competitors with car accident data from Connecticut and access to IBM’s Watson Knowledge Studio. “What participants can do with that is limited purely by their imagination,” said Shawnna Hoffman, Co-Leader at IBM Global Cognitive Legal. “The sheer scale of Premonition’s data means that legal analytics no longer need to focus on largely theoretical application of laws. We can build systems that can help average people having to deal with the legal system. Making a positive change in the judicial system is hugely important to me, it’s why I accepted the role. We couldn’t do that without the partnership with Premonition.”

The Cognitive Legal Challenge transpired Globally and started on Feb. 23. Premonition data was used by teams in New York. Premonition co-founder, Toby Unwin joined Shawnna Hoffman in San Francisco at the event hosted by law firm Orrick. The two were emcees and mentors to the teams throughout the competition.


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YouAppi’s Second Annual CMO Mobile Marketing Guide Survey Reveals Significant Increase in Video Investment for 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — YouAppi, a leading growth marketing platform for premium mobile brands, today announced the results of its second annual CMO Mobile Marketing Guide, which highlights opportunities for mobile marketers over the next 12 months. Video emerged the clear winner, with 85 percent of marketers planning to increase their investment in video during 2018, up a full 10 percent from 2017. Over three-quarters of respondents cited video as very or critically important to the customer journey, with marketers saying they use video for acquisition (71 percent), awareness (65 percent), engagement (56 percent), re-engagement (40 percent) and segmentation (31 percent).

YouAppi today announced the results of its second annual CMO Mobile Marketing Guide, which highlights opportunities for mobile marketers over the next 12 months. Video emerged the clear winner, with 85 percent of marketers planning to increase their investment in video during 2018, up a full 10 percent from 2017.

The use of video across every channel is also on the rise. Social media topped the list at 61 percent, an increase of 13 points year over year, while other channels also saw increases in 2018 including in-app video (56 percent), brand video advertising (45 percent) and video for mobile web (42 percent). Rewarded video remained steady, with about one-third of respondents planning to use it in the coming year. Conversely, the number of respondents who said they had no plans to use video in their 2018 mobile marketing programs decreased by four points, to only seven percent.

“The results of our annual survey highlight a growing trend for marketers to meet consumers where they are, and that is with video,” said Moshe Vaknin, CEO of YouAppi. “What is particularly exciting is the impact of video in every part of the customer journey – from user acquisition to engagement, segmentation, awareness and re-engagement. Marketers cited user acquisition and re-engagement as top priorities in the coming year, and video is one of the most effective resources for attracting the right customers and keeping them engaged.”

Mobile marketers did reference certain challenges with video advertising as well. Fraud topped the list, with 48 percent of respondents citing it as their main concern, a 15 point jump from 2017. Additional issues included difficulty in effective measurement (45 percent), difficulty in targeting (26 percent), and lack of visibility into whether videos are being watched (23 percent).

Mobile marketers are eager to incorporate emerging technology, with 49 percent saying machine learning will become a part of their customer journey in 2018 and 36 percent using artificial intelligence. Additional technologies marketers will use in the coming year include mobile payments (27 percent), chatbots (24 percent), augmented reality (21 percent) and virtual reality (15 percent).

The 2018 CMO Mobile Marketing Guide survey was conducted by Dimensional Research in February 2018 and included responses from 425 global digital marketing professionals.

About YouAppi
YouAppi’s 360 Platform is the leading growth marketing platform for premium mobile brands. By combining the power of machine learning with YouAppi’s proprietary predictive algorithms and cohort technology, YouAppi can analyze the mobile content consumption patterns of over two billion users, converting data into profitable users.

Headquartered in San Francisco, YouAppi operates across eleven countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, or for more information, visit

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Ohio Invites Global Technology and Innovation Community to Advance Solutions to Curb Drug Abuse and Addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ohio is one step closer to finding new solutions in the battle against drug abuse and addiction. The second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge will accelerate the development of technology in four innovation Challenges. The goal is that these technology-based discoveries will help prevent and treat addiction and overdoses.

“We were thrilled by the outpouring of ideas we received in the first phase of the Technology Challenge,” said Director David Goodman, chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. “We’re eager to move forward with this next step in developing new solutions and saving lives.”

At the request of Ohio Governor John R. Kasich, the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge leverages $8 million of a $20 million commitment to advance new ideas in the battle against drug abuse and addiction. The Challenge is a multi-phase prize competition with escalating prize amounts associated with progress toward developing solutions. The Idea Phase, which concluded in December 2017, collected bold and creative ideas from hundreds of researchers, caregivers, service providers and citizens from across Ohio, the U.S. and the world.

The Challenge Phase will tap the expertise of the worldwide business and innovation community to advance technical solutions in the following areas:  

  • Diagnose: Technologies to rapidly identify individuals at high risk of addiction or overdose. Solutions are expected to come from a variety of disciplines including IT, artificial intelligence, and biological or genetic diagnostics.
  • Prevent: Technologies to eliminate or reduce urges, cravings or symptoms of withdrawal. Solutions are likely to be pharmaceuticals or medical devices that specifically address addictive responses but may also come from other behavior modification innovations.
  • Connect: Technologies to provide immediate and extended access to help for relapse or overdose intervention. Expected solutions are likely to include communication or social media technologies that immediately connect individuals, including those in remote and rural areas, to needed resources.
  • Protect: Technologies to protect first responders and medical professionals from inadvertent exposure to toxic opioid levels. Expected solutions are likely to include ambient detection of opioid residue, medical prophylactics, or protective equipment.

Responses for the Challenge Phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge may be submitted at and are due by July 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. US EDT. For the Challenge Phase, up to 12 prize recipients will be announced in September 2018 and will receive $200,000 to advance their solutions. These semi-finalists will be eligible to compete in the final phase of the program, the Product Phase, to further develop their technology for market entry. 

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The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence to Pursue Common Sense for AI

SEATTLE, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Paul G. Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, announced today that he is committing $125 million over three years to support the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and to launch Project Alexandria – a new research initiative on common sense artificial intelligence (AI). Common sense represents one of the most fundamental and difficult problems for AI.

Paul G. Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, announced on February 28, 2018 that he is committing $125 million over three years to support the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and to launch Project Alexandria – a new research initiative on common sense artificial intelligence (AI).

“When I founded AI2, I wanted to expand the capabilities of artificial intelligence through high-impact research,” said Mr. Allen. “Early in AI research, there was a great deal of focus on common sense, but that work stalled. AI still lacks what most 10-year-olds possess: ordinary common sense. We want to jump start that research to achieve major breakthroughs in the field.”

While AI has dramatically advanced in the past decade, there are still many things it cannot do, such as unstructured problem-solving or managing unanticipated situations.

“This is an extremely complicated challenge,” said Mr. Allen. “If we want AI to approach human abilities and have the broadest possible impact in research, medicine and business, we need to fundamentally advance AI’s common sense abilities.”

The $125 million commitment will fund AI2’s existing projects and the new Project Alexandria. The project will integrate knowledge developed in machine reading and reasoning (AI2’s Project Aristo), natural language and understanding (AI2’s Project Euclid), and computer vision (AI2’s Project Plato) to create a new, unified and extensive knowledge source. This knowledge can then be used as a foundation for future AI systems to build upon.

“Despite the recent AI successes, common sense—which is trivially easy for people – is remarkably difficult for AI,” said Oren Etzioni, CEO of AI2. “No AI system currently deployed can reliably answer a broad range of simple questions such as: ‘If I put my socks in a drawer, will they still be in there tomorrow?’ or ‘How can you tell if a milk carton is full?’ For example, when AlphaGo beat the number one Go player in the world in 2016, the program did not know that Go is a board game.”

The path to adding common sense to AI requires years of research and many checkpoints along the way. Major steps in the next few years include introducing standard measurements for the common sense abilities of an AI system; developing novel crowdsourcing methods to acquire common sense knowledge from people at an unprecedented scale; and developing applications that utilize common sense to boost performance for a broad range of practical AI challenges, from machine reading to robotic vision.

“Common sense is the precondition for general intelligence; until we get there we will be stuck with narrow AI that is rarely robust and never as flexible as human reasoners,” said Gary Marcus, founder of Geometric Intelligence (acquired by Uber) and professor of psychology and neural science at NYU. “I am hugely excited about Project Alexandria. There’s only been one serious large-scale effort to endow machines with common sense, and it was launched over three decades ago. The time is right for a fresh approach to the problem.”

Project Alexandria is named after the ancient library in Alexandria, Egypt, the fabled repository of texts in the 3rd century BCE. For more information on AI2’s Project Alexandria, please see:

About AI2
AI2 was founded in 2014 by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, with the singular focus of conducting high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence, all for the common good. AI2 is led by CEO Dr. Oren Etzioni, a renowned researcher in the field of AI, and employs more than 80 top-notch researchers and engineers, attracting individuals of varied interests and backgrounds from across the globe. AI2 prides itself on the diversity and collaboration of this team and takes a results-oriented approach to complex challenges in AI.

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Dialpad Debuts New Integration with Hangouts Chat

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dialpad, the pure-cloud business communications provider, and a Recommended for G Suite Partner since 2015, today announced a new integration with Hangouts Chat. Chat is an intelligent and secure collaboration tool now available to G Suite users and built to bring teams together. From direct messages to group conversations, the combination of Chat and Dialpad and UberConference provides an integrated experience that makes team collaboration easy and efficient.

Dialpad is communications for the modern workforce. (PRNewsFoto/Dialpad)

With the new integration, Chat will provide easy access to Dialpad and UberConference for users to quickly move from G Suite’s workstream activity to engage in voice calling using Dialpad, or immediately start a conference call using the UberConference collaboration functionality.

“The integration between Hangouts Chat and Dialpad is making one-on-one and team conversations easier, so users can choose to easily initiate a live conversation from within their existing work platform, versus an impersonal chat session,” said Dialpad Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering, Brian Peterson. “Pairing Dialpad’s technology with Hangout Chats allows users to easily maneuver between talk and text, as well as search G Suite for files in-stream, providing a nice compliment to everyday workflow so employees can focus on work and productivity, not mastering yet another technology.”

With the recent addition of Chat integrations, G Suite is introducing a new way to merge two services, thus underscoring the value of combining services from Dialpad with Google Cloud. Access to Dialpad and UberConference is immediately available for use from within Hangouts Chat in the browser and mobile application.

“Our two services will continue to operate intelligently together as we take greater advantage of Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities, including those of many third-party apps and bots that are part of the Google Cloud ecosystem. And with Hangouts Chat already Enterprise Ready it’s easy to manage functions like sign-on, compliance, and the security of data for an enterprise customer of any scale,” added Peterson.

Dialpad was selected to be part of a select group of ISVs who were provided early access to Google’s Developer Preview for Hangouts Chat. Together with the G Suite team, Dialpad’s developers incorporated the functionality that provides companies of all sizes a more tightly integrated business communications experience. Built on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Dialpad delivers a uniquely native, integrated business communications solution with Google.

Worldwide, Dialpad has helped more than 50,000 customers move their daily business communications to the cloud, avoiding the use of any on-premise legacy PBX hardware, with 85 percent of customers eliminating their desk phones. Dialpad’s software-only platform is built on GCP and allows companies, from small storefronts to large enterprises, to instantly launch, provision and scale their communications platform making voice, video, messaging and meetings available on any device. Dialpad also has native integrations with Salesforce, Zendesk, and LinkedIn.

“Our integration with Hangouts Chat allows Dialpad to more deeply enable companies to move farther away from their legacy desk phones and move towards the dynamic ecosystem that cloud communications creates,” said Craig Walker, CEO at Dialpad.

About Dialpad
Dialpad is communications simplified for every business. Available on any device, anywhere, the services include voice, video, messaging and meetings. Dialpad is the only communications system built upon the Google Cloud Platform and is fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite. Over 50,000 customers and more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500 use Dialpad including Uber, Motorola Solutions, Xero, Betterment, PagerDuty, Stripe and Quora. Dialpad investors include Amasia, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, GV, Section 32, Softbank and Work-Bench. To learn more visit


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Cell C Selects Comigo Experience Intelligence to Power black, a Newly Launched Entertainment and Content Platform in South Africa.

YARKONA, Israel, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Comigo the leading provider of Artificial Intelligence for enhanced television experience, announced today that it has been selected by Cell C, a leading mobile provider in South Africa, to power the company’s new entertainment and content service, black.

black brings to consumers a full 360 degree entertainment experience from video-on-demand through to live TV streaming. It includes live streaming of five top European football club channels, and services like sports betting and ticketing.

Comigo’s Experience Intelligence (EI) is a complete solution that covers both TV AI and a matching Android STB solution. The EI Mind cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) creates an intuitive TV experience based on an ever-growing Knowledge Graph driven by Deep Neural Network to offer advanced personalization, interactivity, and social capabilities on every screen.

Comigo’s Android™-based set top box (STB) running the EI Middleware enable black subscribers to watch a wide variety of enriched content, including linear channels, VOD, catch-up TV, and content-aware applications anytime, anywhere, on any device, increasing their engagement and loyalty.

black brings a digital lifestyle revolution to the South African market. We have covered the majority of access bases, with the Android application, iPhone application, the web platform and the smart multimedia set-top box from Comigo,” said Surie Ramasary Chief Executive of Content for black.

“We selected Comigo’s solution because of its exceptional TV AI driven user experience with unique features, that would offer continuous innovation cycles for black“.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with black and take entertainment for the South African market to the next level. Our EI Mind, would make sure that black maintains a clear sustainable advantage in the SA TV market space,” said Motty Lentzitzky, CEO of Comigo. “As deployment of our EI Mind and MW solutions continue to thrive, we pledge our commitment to bringing TV AI to the market and making any OTT deployment shine above the rest” he concluded.

About black:

black is an innovative 360 degree-entertainment platform that is flexible, affordable and brings everything together in one place. Offering live television, video-on-demand, gaming, betting and a host of other services, black aims to bring relevant content to the South African consumer. With up to 5000 movies, series, music and documentaries; and more than 60 live TV channels, including the top five European football club TV channels, (MANU TV, BARCA TV, LIVERPOOL TV, CHELSEA TV and REAL MADRID TV) customers will have access to both top international content, as well as, relevant local entertainment.

black is being brought to consumers as a new separate division within Cell C which is focused on delivering entertainment and content. However, black is available to any consumer with an internet connection from as little as R5 a day.

About Comigo:

Comigo is the creator of the Experience Intelligence (EI) class solutions, thus, creating TV that understands with the first ever TV AI (Artificial Intelligence) offering. At its core lies the EI Mind PaaS (Platform as a Service), which, enables any OTT service to shine above the competition, by automatic metadata enrichment and creation, personalized entity interaction with social, ads, commerce, sports and automatic video tagging for a unique TV cruising experience.

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Vessel Traffic Management Market Worth 4.12 Billion USD by 2023

PUNE, India, February 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

According to the market research report on “Vessel Traffic Management Market by Component (Equipment, Solution, Service), Investment (Brownfield, Greenfield), Systems (PMIS, RIS, GMDSS, Aton Management & Health Monitoring Systems), End User (Commercial, Defense), Component, Region – Global Forecast to 2023”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is estimated at USD 2.87 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 4.12 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.50% from 2018 to 2023. Increasing demand for Internet of Things (IoT), e-navigation, and artificial intelligence drones are some of the key technologies expected to drive the vessel traffic management market.

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Based on system, the River Information Systems (RIS) segment of the market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period 

The River Information Systems (RIS) segment is projected to be the fastest-growing application segment during the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the rise in interconnected mode of transport.

Based on end user, the commercial segment of the vessel traffic management market is estimated to account for the largest market share during the forecast period 

Based on end user, the commercial segment is estimated to account for the largest market share during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increasing security in ports & harbors, inland waterways, and offshore platforms.

Based on investment, the brownfield segment of the market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023 

Based on investment, the brownfield segment of the market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increase in port expansions along with the installation of high security VTM equipment, rise in vessel congestion, and saturation of existing ports across the world is also projected to drive the brownfield segment.

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Based on component, the solutions segment of the vessel traffic management market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023 

Based on component, the solutions segment of the vessel traffic management market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the adoption of technologies, such as GNSS, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data analytics, and e-navigation.

Surveillance & monitoring in the equipment subsegment of the vessel traffic management market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023 

Surveillance & monitoring in the equipment subsegment of the vessel traffic management market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Rise in illegal immigration and terrorist activities are driving the need for VTM surveillance & monitoring equipment, such as CCTV surveillance cameras, sensors, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing vessel traffic management market during the forecast period 

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing vessel traffic management market during the forecast period, which can be attributed to increasing port expansions, new port construction, and rise in government involvement towards coastal & port security. Moreover, high investments for the development of inland waterways to promote the interconnected mode of transport are also leading to the growth of the market.

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Major companies across the globe providing vessel traffic management equipment are Kongsberg (Norway), L3 Communication (US), Transas (Ireland), Saab AB (Sweden), Thales (France), Rolta India (India), Japan Radio Co. Ltd. (Japan), Frequentis (Austria), TERMA (Denmark), Tokyo Keiki Inc. (Japan), Indra (Spain) Leonardo Finmeccanica (Italy), and Kelvin Hughes (UK).

These key players offer various vessel traffic management systems, including VHF communication systems, Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) receivers and base stations, e-navigation charts, routing monitors, UAVs, and multi tracking sensors, among others. New product developments, partnerships, and contracts are the major strategies adopted by these players to retain their positions in the vessel traffic management market.

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