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    2020 Brings Choice for In-Building Wireless in the Middle East

    Written by Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   2019 saw the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 CERTIFIED products, the deployment of shared spectrum, availability of 5G handsets and service in select cities in the region, and an uptick in interest for private networks. These new standards, products and services will give enterprises more choices in 2020 as to how they meet increased demands for both capacity and coverage, as well as meet increased end-user expectations. Wi-Fi 6 shipments to ramp across multiple verticals Let’s start with Wi-Fi 6. Shipments of Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs) will increase across multiple and diverse verticals such as healthcare, education and hospitality to support high-bandwidth applications including eSports, a ......read more

    Samsung Pay Expands in the UAE with New Bank Partnerships

    Samsung customers can now enjoy enhanced access to instant cashless transactions, making life easier     UAE, 22 January 2020:   Samsung is further enhancing UAE customers’ mobile payment experience by collaborating with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) to enable access to Samsung Pay, the leading digital payment and digital wallet solution.   The two new issuer partnerships extend Samsung Pay’s partnership ecosystem to offer greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers, while also accelerating mobile payment adoption.   As part of the agreement, all FAB’s Mastercard and Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cards FAB’s Mastercard and Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cards as well as ADIB Visa covered cards are now live on Samsung ......read more

    Dynabook Bolsters Device Range With Performance Driven 15” Satellite Pro L50-g

    • Combining latest performance-enhancing technology in a cost-effective and lightweight device  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Wi-Fi 6, SSD/HDD dual storage and up to10-hour battery life      22nd January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dynabook Europe GmbH recently announced the launch of the Satellite Pro L50-G – the perfect combination of cost-effectiveness and cutting-edge technology in a lightweight business laptop. The new device offers businesses, especially SMBs, the performance, reliability, flexibility and connectivity they need to be productive in the office, or out on the road.   Superb performance, latest technology The Satellite Pro L50-G has been designed with enhanced performance in mind. Thanks to its 10th Generation Intel® ......read more

    Etisalat remains the most valuable consumer brand in MEA for the 3rd consecutive year

    •         Increases in brand value to $8.5bn as the most valuable consumer brand in MEA •         Portfolio of brands now touching $11bn •         Most valuable telecom brand in MEA for 4th consecutive year •         The only telecom brand in MEA to retain AAA brand rating    Abu Dhabi 22 January 2020: Etisalat today set another milestone by coming out on top again as ‘The Most Valuable Consumer Brand’ and ‘The Most Valuable Telecom Brand’ in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Brand Finance as a recognition for the success and growth of the brand spurred by digital customer service driven strategy and engaging with consumers across markets with innovative global branding ......read more

    Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes?

    Whether an online travel agency, travel Management Company, travel agent or any other business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time, reduce costs and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Most of the Travel Agencies are still running their business with so many complex manual processes which involve high human resource cost, complex processes, less customer satisfaction, no clear insight and less control on their business. A typical large TMC is dealing with Retail, Corporates, B2B and on lines sales channels for revenue. There are so many solutions in the market which automates sales and booking management and most of them are focused on B2C, B2B and CBT solutions. But TMCs are not limited to these 3 channels; they have their own front desk staff, Implants and many other ways to sell. They have complex ......read more

    Azur Drones unveils Skeyetech drone-in-a-box solution for surveillance in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, Sunday, January 20, 2020:   Azur Drones, Europe’s leader in autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has launched its drone-in-a-box surveillance solution, Skeyetech, at Intersec. This move is expected to boost the security monitoring for high-risk private and public sites in the Middle East.   Skeyetech is a ready-to-fly surveillance system, which has been designed to monitor and confirm events, conduct perimeter patrols and provide support operation to ground security personnel. This new autonomous security system, which is already deployed in France, can be used directly by security agents as it needs no remote pilot skills or certification.  “We are delighted to be introducing our state-of-the-art autonomous UAV in the Middle East, and more precisely in Dubai. This launch ......read more

    Top 5 innovations that make the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   Huawei recently launched its latest flagship, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G. Packed to the brim with a wide range of innovations, ranging from a powerhouse performance to iconic features and even heavy security, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is all set to take smartphone innovation to the next level. Here are the top 5 innovations that give the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones title.   Super 5G performance The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone, and furthermore what makes this phone stand out from the 5G crowd is its ability to support both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G networks. Simply put, current devices use the NSA 5G network, which is based on existing 4G hardware. However, there will be ......read more

    Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance solutions at the ARAB HEALTH trade fair in Dubai 2020

    United Arab Emirates January 19, 2020:   Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.   A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market   The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its reach to the international market. Drawing on its expertise in managing patient data and organizing care, Evolucare recently began the shift towards open innovation in digital health, especially AI and IoT, to add decision-making assistance services to its initial range through ......read more

    Lg Electronics Collects Record Number of Awards at Ces 2020

    LG OLED Wins Official Best TV of CES Award for Sixth Consecutive Year         DUBAI, January 19, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) took home the most awards ever from industry experts at CES® – more than 150 honors this year, led by the Best TV of CES Award for the sixth consecutive year. The Best of CES Awards (the official CES awards program run by Engadget on behalf of the Consumer Technology Association) singled out the LG CX series OLED TVs as the cream of the crop from the literally thousands of new TVs shown at CES.   LG continued its dominance in the TV category with its industry-leading LG OLED TVs winning 83 awards and honors from a wide range of industry experts. The cutting-edge LG SIGNATURE OLED TV RX (model 65RX) “rollable TV” was honored by the Consumer ......read more

    Lg to Join Forces With Cerence on Ai-powered Connected Car Platform

    Companies Enter MOU to Develop Solutions Based on webOS Auto and Cerence ARK   DUBAI, January 16, 2020 –  LG Electronics (LG) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Cerence Inc. (Nasdaq: CRNC), which recently spun off from Nuance Communications, Inc. as an independent automotive software company, to develop a new software solution that integrates LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit), a new turnkey voice assistant for the automotive market. Together, the companies aim to create and advance a more convenient in-car experience through voice commands that allow drivers and passengers to have far more control over car functions, navigation and multimedia content. The partnership is expected to deliver more efficient management of ......read more

    The Data Center Market in 2020: What to Expect

    Author: Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope 2019 was a year for digital transformation across a number of areas and industries in the Middle East – and the data center market was no exception. According to Statista, Middle East and North Africa data centre spending is predicted to hit US$5.1 billion by 2020 – an 8.5 percent increase from 2017. Under increasing pressure to stay relevant and keep up with rapidly advancing technologies, data center providers saw a need to transform and prepare for what’s to come. Now, as we head into 2020, the outcomes of the adoption of both newer and more mature technologies will start to take shape in the data center. Specifically, we’ll see 5G drive an increase in demand for edge computing, while Artificial Intelligence (AI) will heighten deployment of ......read more

    HONOR Wins Big at CES 2020 with Growing Momentum of Wearables

    HONOR Crowned Top 15 Global Smart Phone Brand of the Year by IDG [United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15 January 2020] – Global technology brand HONOR announced a slate of award wins at CES 2020 by international media and organization, testament to its best in class products, solid business performance, cutting-edge technologies and international brand recognition.  HONOR MagicWatch 2 is awarded “Best of CES” 2020 by global media The HONOR MagicWatch 2, the brand’s second-generation smart and health assistant with a 14-day battery life, has been awarded Best of CES 2020 by international top-tier media outlets Android Headlines, PocketNow and Ubergizmo. The HONOR Band 5 Sport, an all-in-one fitness tracker, has also been awarded a CES 2020 Spotlight Award by Android Authority as one of the top picks at CES ......read more

    Lenovo and Nasr Esports partner to champion gaming talent in MENA

    Dubai, January 15, 2020 - As part of its commitment to advancing the gaming industry in the Middle East and Africa, Lenovo has signed a club sponsorship deal with Nasr Esports – the MENA region’s leading esports organization. Since 2016, Nasr Esports has been developing esports talent in the region by identifying, mentoring and managing several global top 10 ranked Arab players. Nasr also has dedicated teams for popular gaming titles such as League of Legends, FIFA and Fortnite. The club roster currently consists of more than 30 professionals from 15 countries in the MENA region, who have won over 300 gaming tournaments around the world. Commenting on the partnership, Mohammed Hilili, Lenovo General Manager Gulf, Saudi Arabia & East Africa said, “With the popularity of gaming continuing to grow exponentially, ......read more

    EPSON celebrates the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival with offers on key lineup of EcoTank printers

    Epson, January 12, 2020: The Dubai Shopping Festival is back, marking the 25th year of retail celebrations, and amazing deals! Running until February 1st, Epson is offering deals that are hard to beat during the DSF, including special offers on its award-winning lineup of EcoTank, cartridge-free printers. With up to 3 years of ink included, shoppers can save up to 90% on the cost of ink with Epson’s EcoTank printers.    “We’re excited to be part of DSF’s 25th Anniversary,” commented Nikola Aksentijevic, head of consumer sales - Epson Middle East. “Our EcoTank printers allow users to print thousands of pages before having to refill the ink tank. An EcoTank printer is fundamentally different to most printers – instead of cartridges it features a large ink tank that you fill with ink ......read more

    Ericsson ConsumerLab: Ten Hot Consumer Trends 2030 – The Internet of Senses

    • Early technology adopter consumers expect an Internet of Senses by 2030, enabling a new service economy based on digital sensory experiences • With the human brain as the user interface, consumers expect devices to respond to thoughts, creating a new interaction paradigm • Most consumers believe that Internet of Senses’ services will make society more environmentally sustainable   Consumers expect an array of beneficial services from connected technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch to be a common reality by 2030.  The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses are among the expectations highlighted in the ninth edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report.   The Internet of Senses will be enabled by ......read more

    Huawei brings the king of 5G smartphones- HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G to the UAE

    HUAWEI Mate Pro 30 5G boasts a powerhouse performance, an iconic design and takes phone videography to the next level.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 9 January 2020:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G to consumers in the United Arab Emirates during a launch event in Dubai. Boasting powerful 5G capabilities that make it a unique 5G smartphone able to support both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) modes. With an iconic design, powerful 40MP dual main camera, a large long-lasting battery and solid security features, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G proudly wears the crown as the King of 5G smartphones. Gene Jiao President of Huawei CBG, Middle East and Africa said: “The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G brings together the pinnacle of smartphone ......read more

    5 super reasons why the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is the king of 5G smartphones we've all been waiting for.

    Super performance, an iconic design, and videography features never seen before!     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   Have you ever thought how it would be to have blazing 5G speeds in your hand? Streaming 4K videos with ease or taking super clear videos at night? Or even taking your social media to the next level with ultra-slow motion videos as if they were shot on a professional camera or by a movie director? These phone features surely seem like a thing of the future, but now it is all possible thanks to Huawei’s latest flagship, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G. It packs a whole lot of powerful and iconic features, but to make it easier for you, we picked out 5 super reasons why it actually deserves the title as the King of 5G smartphones.      1. Enjoy super ......read more

    Lg Introduces Next Generation of Laundry With New Ai-powered Washer

    CES Innovation Award-Winning Washer Deploys AI and Advanced Fabric Care to Deliver Unrivaled Convenience, Performance and Speed     DUBAI, January 8, 2019 — At CES®, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its most advanced innovation in laundry, deploying artificial intelligence to deliver precision washing for optimal results without the guesswork. Winner of a coveted 2020 CES Innovation Award, the new LG ThinQ™ front-load washing machine features an Artificial Intelligent Direct Drive™ (AI DD) motor along with the company’s AI-powered Proactive Customer Care service.     The AI DD washer builds on 20 years of advancements in LG’s groundbreaking Direct Drive motor, which delivers both effectiveness and efficiency. LG’s new washing machine not only detects the ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Unveils 2020 QLED 8K TV at CES

    New flagship combines premium design, sophisticated picture quality, AI and an immersive sound experience   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020: ​ Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced today its next-generation QLED 8K line at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, offering a glimpse into the future of display technology. It combines cutting-edge innovations that make the viewing experience more immersive with connected features that make consumer lifestyles more integrated to deliver the ultimate home entertainment experience.    The 2020 QLED 8K lineup provides consumers with an unprecedented viewing experience and unparalleled smart home integration. It leverages the power of enhanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology to improve audio, video and smart capabilities. Plus, it offers a range of ......read more

    Commvault Expands Global Leadership Team with New Regional Leads in EMEA and APJ

    Tinton Falls, N.J. – January 8, 2019 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced the strengthening of its global presence and expertise with the addition of two industry veterans to its executive leadership team.  Former Dell Technologies vice president and general manager of enterprise sales, Marco Fanizzi, and Callum Eade, former vice president, APJ for the Software Defined Data Center business at VMware, have joined Commvault as vice president of EMEA and vice president of APJ, respectively. Fanizzi has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise data industry, covering multiple geographies and sectors. He will drive the company’s growth objectives across more than 70 markets in Europe, ......read more

    Schneider Electric Announces Easy UPS 3M 3-Phase UPS with Internal Battery Modules, Making Business Continuity Even Easier

    • Easy UPS 3M offers competitive specifications for small and medium business that require lower capital investment • Compact footprint design with new internal high-capacity battery modules • Easy to install, use, and service • Green Premium™ Solution for sustainable business performance     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020:    Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today introduced the first version of Easy UPS 3M 3-phase Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) with 60 and 80 kVA (400V) internal high-capacity battery modules. Easy UPS 3M UPSs personify simplicity as they are easy to install, easy to use, and easy to service, providing business continuity for small and medium businesses, and making it an ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Adds NEXTGEN TV to 2020 QLED 8K Line-up

    Samsung’s Ultra HD Viewing Experience enhanced with ATSC 3.0, the latest in broadcast TV technology standard    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 07, 2020:    Samsung Electronics announced upcoming 2020 QLED 8K television lineup will offer ATSC 3.0 tuners. This next-generation broadcast standard provides consumers higher resolution, more realistic audio and interactive experiences, designed to usher in a new era of over-the-air transmission TV broadcasting.  “Samsung is constantly transforming the technology we put in front of our consumers to give them the ultimate home entertainment experience, so leading this endeavor was a natural step,” said  Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “NEXTGEN TV powered by ATSC 3.0 ......read more

    Lenovo Transforms Traditional Form Factors That Embrace a Foldable Future and Launches World's First 5G PC1

    DUBAI, January 7, 2020:   At CES 2020, Lenovo continues its mission to deliver world firsts by unveiling a set of innovations that have the potential to transform lives, move industries forward and unveil new possibilities presented by our fast-paced era of connectivity. With a global vision to create smarter technology for all, today’s announcements are not only smarter, but bring a faster and more foldable future to everyone, everywhere. Find all the information on Lenovo’s launches at CES here.   A fast future with 5G With 5G set to continue disrupting the tech landscape and enable the likes of smart cities, smart infrastructure and smart IoT, Lenovo has launched the world’s first 5G PC1 – for the first time bringing 5G connectivity to a premium computing experience beyond smartphone ......read more

    Sony Highlights its Evolution as a “Creative Entertainment Company with a Solid Foundation of Technology” at CES 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 07, 2020:    Sony Corporation will exhibit at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, 7 January 2020.   Sony seeks to deliver products, content, and services that resonate with people and affect a positive impact on society, based on its Purpose to “fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology.” Sony Corporation’s President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held ahead of the exhibition’s public opening, stating “Creativity is a powerful driving force that moves Sony forward. When it is combined with our technology, it is unstoppable.” He then proceeded to introduce Sony’s latest offerings and new developments from its electronics and entertainment ......read more

    Samsung Partners with 8K Association to Launch Certification Program

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 06, 2020:   Samsung Electronics announced today that it has partnered with the 8K Association (8KA) to establish a first-of-its-kind certification program designed to distinguish 8K-enabled televisions and other devices. The partnership marks another milestone for Samsung’s QLED 8K as it will be among the first TVs to be certified by the 8KA next year, bearing the new certification logo. “We are proud to be one of the founding members of the 8K Association and to have our new lineup of QLED 8K TVs certified by the program,” said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our goal is to provide consumers with the ability to easily identify premium 8K displays from other devices when making purchasing decisions. Home ......read more

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    Xerox Launches Suite of Compact Multifunction Printers with WiFi Direct and Mobile Printing

    Three new devices bring reliability and higher print capacity to budget-conscious small businesses and home offices DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 29, 2019 – Xerox announces a new series of three affordable print devices designed to enhance small office mobility, without compromising image quality, security or the user experience. Comprised of the Xerox B210 printer, and B205 and B215 multifunction printers, the devices offer high-speed wireless connectivity, allowing users to print anywhere, at any time.  Each device features WiFi Direct technology that enables wireless ......read more

    State-of-the-Art Living with LG SIGNATURE

    THE FINEST WORKMANSHIP MEETS TIMELESS DESIGN   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Since launching in the GCC in 2017, LG’s premium home appliance brand, LG SIGNATURE has gone on to redefine luxury living for homeown-ers across the region.  Through a careful blend of style and functionality, LG SIGNATURE meets the de-mands of the discerning consumer of today, who expects high quality workmanship, seamlessly intertwined with innovative technologies. From the initial design phase, LG SIGNATURE products are treated differently. ......read more

    Synology® Urges All Users to Take Immediate Action to Protect Data from Ransomware Attack

    Dubai, UAE —July 28, 2019— Synology® recently found that several users were under a ransomware attack, where admins’ credentials were stolen by brute-force login attacks, and their data was encrypted as a result.    Synology investigated and found that the causes of these attacks were due to dictionary attacks instead of specific system vulnerabilities. This large-scale attack was targeted at various NAS models from different vendors; therefore, Synology strongly recommends users check their network and account settings to protect data from ......read more

    Cisco and du Enrich Customer Experience with an Innovative Digital Visual IVR Solution for the first time in the Middle East

    The interactive digital solution transforms traditional IVR platform into a personalised digital interaction, simplifying customer journey by offering easier access to information at fingertips   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – July 28, 2019 – Cisco and UAE-based telecom service provider ‘du’, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind Visual IVR – a new, digital self-service solution in the Middle East region that will enable du customers to swiftly find answers to their queries at no ......read more

    Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Dubai - UAE, July 28, 2019 - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today reported preliminary financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and provided its outlook for the three months ending September 30, 2019.   Second Quarter 2019 Financial Performance   Net revenues were $1,102.5 million, a decrease of 8% year-over-year, and an increase of 10% sequentially.   GAAP operating margin was 7.5%, a decrease from 13.3% in the second quarter of 2018, and an increase from 4.3% in the first quarter of ......read more

    Vodafone goes live with Ericsson 5G technology in London

    Partnership includes Ericsson Radio System installed base Ericsson Spectrum Sharing enables extended 5G coverage on existing LTE spectrum   July 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) 5G technology leadership was at the heart of Vodafone UK’s launch of 5G for consumer and business customers in London today - July 3. The spectacular cityscape views of London’s Sky Garden hosted a dedicated launch event powered by Ericsson 5G technology, including a virtual demonstration with highlights from the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab Report: 5G ......read more

    Lg Rolls Out Apple Airplay 2 on 2019 Thinq Ai Tvs, First Global Tv Manufacturer to Support Homekit

    Play Content Directly from Apple Devices and Effortlessly Control TV and Connected Smart Devices with Voice DUBAI, July 24, 2019:   LG Electronics (LG) today announced that Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are available starting July 25 on its 2019 AI TV lineup, making LG the first global TV manufacturer to support HomeKit. These Apple features will be available through a firmware update for 2019 LG OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI capability.    With AirPlay 2, LG 2019 AI TV owners can effortlessly stream content, including Dolby Vision titles – ......read more

    HONOR 20 PRO ranks no. 2 in the world with a score of 111 DxOMark

    The smartphone becomes the most versatile and powerful camera ever of our time United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 23rd, 2019:   HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, offers a multipurpose smartphone with the latest HONOR 20 PRO designed to provide impactful and benchmark quality photos and videos without any compromises on the other features. Packed with innovative smartphone camera photography and videography technologies, HONOR 20 PRO has risen to the top of DxOMark (an independent benchmark that scientifically assesses image quality of smartphones, lenses and cameras) ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports AED 4.4 Billion consolidated Net Profits for H1 growing 3.1% YoY

    Distribution of interim dividend for the first half of the fiscal year 2019 of 40 fils per share Abu Dhabi, 23  July  2019: Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial results for H1 ending 30 th  June 2019.  H1 2019 Financial Highlights and Key Developments  Etisalat Group subscriber base reached 143 million representing year on year increase of 2% Etisalat Group Consolidated Revenues for first half of 2019 reached AED 25.9 billion while consolidated Net profit amounted to AED 4.4 billion re presenting 3.1% increase year over ......read more

    Etisalat offers Hajj and Umrah roaming pack

    • Share special moments with family and friends with a new Hajj and Umrah roaming pack • Enjoy 10GB and 1,000 minutes for only AED150 valid for 14 days     Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2019:  Etisalat announced the launch of a new roaming pack for customers travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah. The offer provides enhanced data and voice allowances and a 14-day validity that allows them to stay connected with family and friends back home. From 21st  July to 19th August 2019, customers can enjoy 10GB data and 1,000 minutes (to make and receive voice calls) ......read more

    LG Quadwash™ Steam Dishwasher Raises Bar With Cutting-edge Technology

    Company’s New Dishwasher Promises Thorough and Hygienic Cleaning with TrueSteam™ and QuadWash™ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22 July  2019:    LG Electronics (LG) is setting new standards with its latest LG QuadWash™ Steam dishwasher with TrueSteam™ technology. In addition to the company’s exclusive TrueSteam™ system, the revolutionary product employs a number of unique performance-enhancing technologies to guarantee more effective and efficient cleaning. The company recently presented its new QuadWash™ dishwasher ......read more

    Canon announces the expansion of its portable projector range, with three new long-life, lamp-based projectors

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 July 2019:  Canon Middle East today announces the expansion of its range of portable projectors, including three new high-brightness, low-maintenance lamp-based models - the LV-WU360, LV-WX370 and LV-X350. Equipped with an innovative lamp unit, these models have an exceptionally long lifespan for a portable projector and are designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for businesses and schools. Delivering faithful image reproduction at high brightness with enhanced connectivity options, these new projectors achieve powerful optical performance ......read more

    du Announces Winners to Conclude IoT & AI Pioneers Competition

    The telco has selected three innovative projects that could play a role in leading the UAE into the future   Dubai, UAE, 18th July, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has played an inspirational role towards empowering the next generation of technology innovators, following the completion of the IoT & AI Pioneers Competition.    Driven by UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG) - which is powered by Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) - and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), to lead innovation initiatives established by HH Sheikh ......read more

    Sony Introduces New WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Headphones with Industry-leading Noise Cancellation in the Middle East

    Noise-free, Wire-free And Worry-free:  Enjoy the 1000X family’s renowned premium sound on Sony’s latest truly wireless headphones The next level of silence with Dual Noise Sensor technology and HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e Wire-free design, stable connectivity and comfortable fitting for total listening freedom Long-lasting battery life and quick charging function to revolutionise your commute  Listen your way with Adaptive Sound Control, customisable touch controls and voice assistant   Dubai, UAE, 18th July 2019 – Sony today ......read more

    Etisalat unveils new ‘together' emoji to mark World Emoji Day

    Abu Dhabi, 17 July 2019:  There’s a palpable excitement in the air as Etisalat today unveiled the newly crafted ‘together’ emoji.  Today is the sixth World Emoji Day, a day to celebrate the use of every emoji possible on your social media accounts.  Avid emoji fans may soon find themselves excitedly embracing the new ‘together’ emoji. Depicting three quirky faces - a smiling face with smiling eyes, a winky face and a laughing emoji huddled up together - this adorable digital icon is set to breathe life into our messages in a creative, ......read more

    Lg's Front-loader With New Ai Dd Brings Optimized Washing to the Middle East and Africa

    Deep Learning and Upgraded TurboWash 360 Maximize Washing Effectiveness, Minimize Clothing Damage Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   During its Home Appliance & Air Solution Press Tour in Seoul, South Korea, LG Electronics (LG) is unveiling its latest front-loader washing machine releasing in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.  Powered by the company’s new Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive (AI DD) with deep learning, it delivers thorough yet gentle care, determining the characteristics and volume of each load to minimize fabric ......read more

    FVC Partners with Avaya to Help Businesses Across Africa Deliver Next-Generation Digital Experiences

    Under the Distribution Agreement, FVC will market, deliver and support Avaya’s industry-leading range of solutions in Africa & Egypt. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 10, 2019 – FVC, a leading Value-Added-Distributor in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) to help businesses across North, West, East, Centra Africa and Egypt (NWECA) deliver unmatched customer experiences with Unified Communications, Collaboration and Cloud Communications solutions. The partnership will see FVC become a distributor for Avaya’s ......read more

    Injazat Partners with Nuance to deliver Cloud-based Speech Recognition Technology for the healthcare industry in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE 10 July 2019 - Injazat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nuance Inc., an industry-leading provider of AI-powered solutions, to promote cloud-based speech recognition solutions in hospitals to enhance healthcare operations in the UAE.  Using speech recognition technology, physicians will be able to record patient conditions accurately and efficiently, eliminating the need to manually document patient encounters and ultimately freeing up physicians’ time to focus on more meaningful interaction with the patient. Nuance’s cloud-based  ......read more

    Dubai-based Blue Ocean Group expands into UK distribution market ahead of Brexit

    The move will help Blue Ocean Group to market and distribute UAE’s home-grown products in the UK market and help UAE exports to the United Kingdom to grow faster   Dubai-based Blue Ocean Group is the first UAE distributor to enter the UK market ahead of the Brexit Consumer electronics market in the United Kingdom is expected to reach US$20.82 billion (£16.39 billion) in 2019 Consumer electronics market in the United Kingdom is expected to reach US$21.27 billion (£16.74 billion) in 2020 Blue Ocean Group’s growing international network will help ......read more

    HP Launches Next-Gen Commercial Desktop Portfolio

    July 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Building on our desktop innovation momentum with the previously announced HP EliteOne 800 G5 All-in-One with optional HP Sure View technology and the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini, HP today unveiled its next-generation HP EliteDesk 800 and ProDesk 600 and 400 series. The new desktop portfolio supports today’s workforce to power flexible workspaces and designed with the performance to take on modern workloads with 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processors across a broad set of form factors.   Security is essential. The next-gen commercial ......read more

    Samsung QLED 8K: How AI Upscaling Enables Truly Immersive Picture & Sound

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:  Samsung is the first manufacturer to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology into a QLED TV. Adding machine learning to the TV’s repertoire of immersion-enhancing features has made it easy for users to enjoy a wide range of content in crystal clear 8K. Samsung’s exclusive machine-learning technology automatically upscales lower-resolution videos into 8K picture quality, regardless of the video’s native resolution or method of transmission. The technology is powered by the Quantum Processor 8K, ......read more

    The Network Gets Smarter, Simpler and More Secure with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    • Cisco helps IT teams better understand network behavior and predict issues with new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. • Since its introduction two years ago, Cisco’s intent-based networking has reinvented how networks are built and managed. Cisco is furthering this effort through multidomain integrations designed to provide end-to-end security, segmentation and application experience.   • Cisco is delivering these new software advancements via software subscriptions, granting customers access to ongoing ......read more

    The 5G era begins: Huawei launches the King of 5G smartphones HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G)

    The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is the World’s first Dual-Sim 5G smartphone(5G SIM+4G SIM) to support Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G networks*: Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:   The 5G era has finally reached consumers, as Huawei has officially launched its first 5G commercial smartphone – the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G). Equipped with Huawei's powerful 5G multi-mode terminal chips, the 7nm Balong 5000 and the Kirin 980, the ground-breaking device boasts excellent 5G connectivity while retaining the ability to down shift to 4G, 3G and 2G ......read more

    Epson announces a compact, commercial photo printer that supports a wide range of formats

    The SureLab SL-D800 offers photo shops and professional photographers greater print flexibility, speed and quality, to boost business opportunities Dubai, UAE; 8 July, 2019:  Today, Epson announces the SureLab SL-D800 commercial photo production printer, which has been developed for photo shops and those who want to expand their printing business, with a wider range of services for their customers, while minimising environmental impact. It’s ideally suited to photo production businesses, independent photo shops, event photographers, minilabs, copy shops and self-service ......read more

    Computer & Power Technology Adds Cisco Collaborate Architecture Award to its List of Accolades

    Incorporating dynamic new technologies helps CPT customers gear up for future growth   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07 2019:  Computer & Power Technology (CPT), a part of MIDIS Systems Integration Group has been awarded the 'Cisco Architectural Award - Collaborate" at the Cisco Partner Summit 2019. The award highlights the incorporation of Cisco’s Collaboration portfolio with Apple B2B products and services for greater customer and employee experiences and business growth.    CPT is one of the largest System Integrators in the UAE since ......read more

    Etisalat Digital and Microsoft announce strategic partnership to deliver the intelligent cloud

    Abu Dhabi, 03 July 2019:  Etisalat Digital is collaborating with Microsoft as its strategic partner in the UAE, to provide government entities, large enterprises, and small and medium enterprises with state of the art digital solutions and enable transformation based on Microsoft Cloud services.  The announcement coincides with the official launch of Microsoft’s cloud regions in the UAE, to offer cloud-based services including Azure, Office 365, and ExpressRoute, as well as data residency options for customers. As a strategic Microsoft partner spanning cloud, security ......read more

    #NANOCELL – LG'S Best LCD TV

    Outstanding Color and Clarity from Every Seat in the House Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:   As a market leader in consumer electronics, LG is committed to ensuring innovation remains at the forefront of its television lineup. Over the years, LG Electronics (LG) has fine-tuned its premium LCD TV offerings. LG’s advanced televisions have been rebranded under the NanoCell TV name to highlight their NanoCell Display technology. LG’s NanoCell TVs provide a clear and distinct brand identity, which emphasizes their capabilities to provide a more ......read more

    Ericsson's 5G leadership in Europe awarded at World 5G Summit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:    Ericsson, Swisscom, and strategic partners Qualcomm Technologies and OPPO, have been recognized on the European stage with a prestigious award at this year’s World 5G Summit in London, UK. The partners were jointly awarded the “Best 5G Network Development in Europe” award at a June 12 ceremony for their industry-leading implementations of 5G products and services in the region. The four companies have worked closely together in recent years to make 5G technology a commercial reality. Ericsson and ......read more

    Infoblox Unveils Simplified Security Platform to Detect and Stop Threats in Today's Borderless Networks

    DUBAI, UAE, 2nd July, 2019 — Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, today announced BloxOne™ Threat Defense, the industry’s first hybrid security offering that leverages DNS as the first line of defense to detect and block today’s sophisticated cyberthreats. With a scalable hybrid architecture, BloxOne Threat Defense secures enterprises’ existing networks as well as digital transformations like cloud, IoT and SD-WAN deployments. It makes an organization’s threat analysts more productive and reduces the total cost of enterprise ......read more

    Fortinet Extends Advanced Application Security with FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service on Amazon Web Services

    Fortinet to secure applications on AWS with FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service Dubai, UAE., July 1, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the addition of FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service to its robust cloud security portfolio offerings. FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows organizations to rapidly deploy web applications while providing best-in-class security for mission-critical applications – protecting applications and APIs from threats and addressing compliance ......read more

    With proven technological track record, LG Electronics to lead the smart energy industry with its total HVAC solution

    LG Electronics targets tropical regions such as Middle East & Africa (MEA) with its unique smart energy solutions that offer high efficiency Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:     As a leader in the HVAC industry, LG Electronics is strengthening its foothold as a pioneering provider of smart energy solutions in the Middle East & African (MEA) market. According to Mordor Intelligence, a global market research company, the energy management system market in the MEA region is expected to grow at an annual rate of 11.87% to reach USD 3.76 billion by ......read more

    Etisalat brings UAE's first smartphone self-service vending machine to Abu Dhabi

    Etisalat launches pilot project with first location at ADNOC Distribution service station   Abu Dhabi, 27 June 2019:   Etisalat has launched a smartphone self-service vending machine that is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ for the UAE by partnering with ADNOC Distribution, the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE. The machine will allow customers 24/7 access and a five-minute turnaround time to buy a smart phone automatically.    The launch is part of a pilot project implemented by the two entities to ensure the provision of ......read more

    du Transforms 5G Experience with Middle East's First Video Call Over LTE & 5G

    The telco demonstrated the transformative potential of its intelligent 5G network with an innovative video call conducted utilising 5G technology Dubai, UAE, 25th June, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), has taken the 5G experience to new heights by demonstrating the region’s first-ever Video over LTE (ViLTE) 5G call. Taking place at du’s headquarters in Al Salam Tower, Dubai, the video call was made using the telco’s state of the art commercial 4G and 5G Non-standalone (NSA) network, IMS Core, and 5G smartphones. By enabling ......read more

    MENA Fintech Association launches to support Fintech Industry in Growing MENA Marketplace

    MENA Fintech Association launches to support  Fintech Industry in Growing MENA Marketplace June 24, 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: MENA Fintech Association (MFTA), an inclusive, not for profit organization that aims at fostering an open dialogue for the MENA fintech community, formally launched yesterday at an exclusive event held at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The event was attended by fintech leaders from across the industry, including 22 financial regulators from the MENA region, government representatives, global and regional enterprises and the MFTA community. Together, they ......read more

    Lg to Display Advanced Led Screens Installed at Newly Renovated Cairo Stadium

    Stadium Signage Designed to Revolutionize Fan Experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:   On the 25th of June, LG Electronics (LG) will be inviting its customers and partners around MEA to experience its latest indoor and outdoor LED display solutions for businesses at an exclusive event in Dubai. LG LED Connect 2019 MEA will see the company showcase its latest LED displays to help transform stadiums in the region. With increased efforts being made by stadium owners to invest in new technologies, LG will illustrate how its latest innovations can help provide club ......read more

    HID Global Announces Agreement to Acquire De La Rue's Citizen Identity Business

    Dubai, UAE, June 23, 2019 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue (LSE:DLAR). The acquisition will broaden HID Global’s leadership position in the government-to-citizen identification market and extend its capabilities. Through its identity solutions business, De La Rue delivers identity documents and software solutions for governments around the world. It issues secure identity documents for more than 25 countries, with significant ......read more

    Telecom Egypt and Juniper Networks Partner to Enable Digital Transformation for Egypt's Enterprises

    Companies Building Fast, Secure and Reliable Network for Residential and Businesses Across Fixed and Mobile Services    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:  Telecom Egypt (EGX: ETEL), Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator, and Juniper Networks, (NYSE: JNPR) a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week in Cairo further cementing Juniper’s position as a strategic technology provider for Telecom Egypt. This MoU will highlight the companies’ intent to scope the Egyptian business landscape for shared ......read more

    Nokia 9 PureView adds Adobe Lens Profile for a seamless imaging experience

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 June 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is excited to share an update on its partnership with Adobe Lightroom. The companies have worked closely together to further improve the already impressive imaging experience on the Nokia 9 PureView with the introduction of a bespoke Lens Profile specifically for this smartphone. The new Lens Profile automatically tailors the editing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom to the Nokia 9 PureView, giving you full editorial control over your images directly on your smartphone.  The Nokia 9 PureView ......read more

    LG to Showcase Immersive Signage For All Business Sectors

    LG LED Connect 2019 MEA will Illustrate the Future of LED Signage Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:   LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its latest LED display solu-tions for businesses at LG LED Connect 2019 MEA next week. The company will ex-hibit a wide range of its indoor and outdoor LED displays at the event, with superior picture quality and world-class reliability.  A key feature of the event will be the previewing of LG’s new 130-inch LED screen (LAAF series), recently showcased at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The LED screen has been designed ......read more

    Innovation for a Better Planet

    LG’s vision and strategy for a sustainable future     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  From the latest home appliances and electronics, to AC units and business solutions, LG Electronics (LG) is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products.   To achieve this, the company has unveiled a number of commitments and goals, hoping to work with homeowners and businesses to create an eco-friendlier environment.   LG’s Green Product Strategy   1. Reduce resource consumption: Cut product volume and ......read more

    Zeeland Refinery Bridges Gap in Planning and Scheduling with Aspen Technology

    Oil refinery to deploy Aspen GDOT software aiming to maximize profit generation Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), the asset optimization™ software company, today announced that Zeeland Refinery, a joint venture between Total and Lukoil in Western Europe, will deploy Aspen GDOT™ dynamic optimization software. Aspen GDOT will initially be deployed on the middle distillate production units across the refinery and will help Zeeland Refinery to drive more consistent product quality, increasing middle distillate production and ......read more

    Critical Strategies for Staying Ahead of Emerging Cyberthreats

    By John Maddison, EVP of products and solutions at Fortinet. Over the past couple of decades, changes in the threat landscape have driven changes in how we design, implement, and manage security. Organizations have spent the last two decades updating their security gear to keep up with the latest threats and attack vectors. In the late 1990s, the creation of viruses and worms forced the development of anti-virus and IDS solutions. Spam and phishing drove the development of advanced email gateways. The list is long, with organizations adding things like Anti-DDoS, Secure Web Gateways, and ......read more

    HMD Global, CGI, and Google Cloud are in partnership to build Nokia phones for the future!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces a partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland. The move will deliver an even better customer and device experience for Nokia phone users, by improving the speed and accuracy of device enhancements delivered to Nokia phones.   By using Google Cloud ́s advanced data analytics and machine learning technologies, combined with CGI´s cloud and data ......read more

    ESET identified as one of EMEA's Best Software Companies

    In last few days it has been revealed that ESET, the global leader in cybersecurity, has earnt one of the top spots on G2’s Best Software Companies in EMEA list – a ranking that takes into account over 66,000 users reviews of software products. G2, the global user review site that helps businesses to make smart buying decisions, awarded ESET the #4 ranking in a process that examined nearly 900 companies serving in the EMEA region. G2 hosts around 750,000+ users reviews, 80,000+ products and 1,600+ tech and service categories, making ESET’s recognition an exceptional ......read more

    Ultimate Power with Anker's PowerCore+ 26800 PD

    Premium Colossal-Capacity PD Portable Charger Supports Power Delivery for High-Speed Charging Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:  To stay charged all day and beyond, Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 PD provides faster and safer charging with unmatched advanced technology, conforming to the latest standards of USB charging with USB-C Power Delivery (PD). Anker's charging technology ensures the fastest possible charge for non-Quick Charge devices, including Apple phones, tablets, drones, laptops and other USB-C devices. The premium colossal-capacity portable ......read more

    Epson launches compact and white EcoTank printers'

    Cost-effective and mess-free printers designed to reflect design trends Dubai, UAE; 18 June, 2019:   Epson’s award-winning EcoTank printers have been given a stylish new look with a compact footprint and a white finish on four of the new models (L3116, L3156, L4156, L6176). Making them ideal for modern spaces. Jeroen van Beem, director of sales, Epson MEA, says: Black printers have always proved very popular, but some customers said they wanted a different option that wouldn’t look out of place in their homes or stylish offices. We believe today’s launch is ......read more

    Nokia 2.2 offers the latest advances in AI and AndroidTM at an accessible price

    Sophisticated AI-powered low light imaging, face unlock, Google Assistant at the push of a button* all combined with the promise of latest Android that keeps getting better Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced the new Nokia 2.2, delivering sophisticated AI powered low light imaging and Google Assistant at the press of a button, all at a truly astonishing price. Nokia 2.2 is the first 2 series Nokia smartphone to be part of the Android One programme, delivering the latest full Android experience on a modern ......read more

    Manufacturing Industry Gears Up to Outpace Average Adoption of Hybrid Cloud by 2020

    DUBAI, UAE, 18th June, 2019 – Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index results for the manufacturing sector, measuring manufacturing companies’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. The report revealed that the manufacturing industry’s hybrid cloud usage and plans outpace the global average across industries. The deployment of hybrid clouds in manufacturing and production companies has currently reached 19% penetration, slightly ahead of the global average. Moreover, ......read more

    Fortinet Delivers Industry's First Secure SD-Branch Solution to Extend Security to the WAN and Access Edge

    Further Extends the Fortinet Security Fabric to Branch Offices, New Products Support Secure, Easy-to-Manage and Cloud-Ready Infrastructure for Distributed Enterprises Adopting SD-WAN Dubai, UAE., June 18, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its Secure SD-Branch solution, the industry’s most comprehensive branch offering to secure the WAN and access edge and enable security-driven networking for distributed enterprises. Fortinet’s Secure SD-Branch solution extends the Fortinet Security ......read more

    DarkMatter Group Calls for Improved Vigilance as UAE's Cyber-threat Landscape Reaches Critical Level

    A report by DarkMatter Group found cybercriminal attacks in the UAE and Middle East are both widespread, frequently undetected, and often state-sponsored   Abu Dhabi, UAE 17 June 2019:  DarkMatter Group, the region’s first and only fully integrated digital and cyber transformation firm, today released the first semi-annual Cyber Security Report for 2019 revealing that critical infrastructure sectors, including Oil & Gas, Financial, Utilities and Transportation, are in the firing line from a growing incidence of cyberattacks across the UAE and wider Middle ......read more

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