OutSystems Joins Forces with the Manufacturing Technology Centre to Accelerate the UK’s Industrial Growth

Membership in innovation hub enables OutSystems to drive low-code adoption in manufacturing sector

LONDON – 17th April 2019 – OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code platform for rapid application development, today announced that it has joined the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), enabling it to deliver cutting-edge innovation through its low-code application development platform to the UK’s biggest manufacturers.

The MTC is an innovation hub that develops manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment. OutSystems collaboration with the MTC will enable it to work alongside manufacturing powerhouses such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Unilever, BAE Systems, and Siemens.

Nick Pike, VP UK&I, OutSystems, comments: “Right now there is pent up demand within manufacturers who are trying to introduce web, mobile, and IoT-connected apps across the sector but are being hampered by slow processes and legacy systems. As a result, development teams are seeking ways to innovate faster, and drive digital transformation projects forward quickly, without being encumbered by traditional environments and ways of working.”

OutSystems foothold in the manufacturing sector will allow development teams to innovate at a much quicker rate and far more cost-effectively than previously, enabling them to build enterprise-grade applications in the following areas:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)/Industry 4.0
  • Artificial Intelligence technology
  • Mobile apps for production line, field service and logistics staff
  • Systems of engagement for customers, staff and business partners
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Legacy modernisation

“Bringing OutSystems low-code platform to organisations within the MTC provides this sector with a great opportunity to develop applications in a faster and more cost-effective way. We’re truly excited to be part of the MTC, helping to drive forward the UK’s global leading role in the manufacturing sector and deliver competitive advantage, which has never been more important than it is today,” adds Nick Pike.

As a member of the MTC, OutSystems will be able to commission its own fully-funded projects, as well as engage in MTC’s Core Research Programme, which provides access to an annual collaborative research scheme worth more than £2m+, where research outputs are shared. This will enable OutSystems to demonstrate the value of low-code as the Centre experiments with different methods of bringing products to market, all in a cost-efficient way.

The MTC is also actively engaged in external research programmes with Innovate UK and Horizon2020. OutSystems’ membership provides an ideal opportunity to bid for major R&D projects in the UK and worldwide manufacturing sector, opening up further collaborative opportunities with the biggest players in the industry.

Craig Stevens, Chief Digital Engineer at the MTC added: “It’s fantastic to have OutSystems join the MTC. As a global leader in low-code rapid application development, its knowledge and experience will only benefit our wider-partner network. We look forward to further strengthening this relationship in the future.”

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About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster.

OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems.

Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems.

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Wireless Broadband Alliance and Mettis Aerospace Announce World’s First Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise & IoT Trial

Wi-Fi 6 trial to demonstrate the delivery of transformation for Industry 4.0

London, 17 April 2019: The Wireless Broadband Alliance, a leading organization in support of the adoption of next generation Wi-Fi services across the Wi-Fi ecosystem, has announced the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial, as part of its ongoing Wi-Fi 6 program. Mettis Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of precision-forged, machined and sub-assembled components, primarily for the aerospace and defense industry, will work with WBA members to test several use cases* on a Wi-Fi 6 network at its 27-acre West Midlands facility. The trial, the first of a series of global trials, will enable the use of augmented reality, real-time monitoring of equipment, and a host of other applications in an enterprise network environment designed to digitize Mettis’ production line. Mettis Aerospace is a key supplier for organizations like Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce.

The Mettis Aerospace environment is challenging from a connectivity perspective, with a large geography to be covered, and industrial radio interference that can disrupt signals. Some applications will require high bandwidth, others low latency and mission critical applications need clear prioritization for data. Wi-Fi 6 is well-positioned to support the provision of cost-effective enterprise-level connectivity in this industrial environment, to these standards using the latest security capabilities.

The West Midlands region, under the leadership of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, was selected to be the UK’s 5G Testbed for manufacturing and security by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. This trial will demonstrate the role that Wi-Fi 6 has to play in the broader 5G ecosystem.

“Wi-Fi 6 is a critical component for the future of connectivity for enterprises, operators and consumers. The work of Mettis Aerospace, the WBA and its members will clearly illustrate the role that Wi-Fi 6 has to play,” said Tiago Rodrigues, General Manager, WBA. “We’re delighted to be working with Mettis Aerospace and are grateful to the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership for inviting us to collaborate with them to demonstrate the capabilities and promote the convergence of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 in heterogeneous networks. This first trial will serve as an example to industrial manufacturers around the world who are embracing the move to ‘industry 4.0’ about the capabilities to deliver transformation with Wi-Fi 6.”

“We’re delighted to be the first aerospace company to trial Wi-Fi 6. By working with the WBA, we’re able to gain access to dozens of leading vendors and operators in the Wi-Fi arena,” said Dave Green, Head of IT, Mettis Aerospace. “Industrial manufacturers work in incredibly complex environments, which can make cellular technologies challenging to deploy and operate effectively. We believe that Wi-Fi 6 has a significant role to play within the 5G ecosystem, enabling a range of, cost-effective, industrial applications.”

Mark Stansfield, Chair of the Worcestershire LEP, comments: “We see 5G and Wi-Fi 6 as complementary technologies that will revolutionise industry on a regional, national and global scale. We recently announced the UK’s first live 5G factory trials in Worcestershire, in a landmark step towards the creation of smart factories, and it’s fantastic to also see the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial IoT trial go live in the county. This is an important step in the evolution of next generation technologies that will completely transform UK industry and an important step in establishing Worcestershire as an exemplar for manufacturing best practice for the UK and wider afield.”

The trial is being managed by the WBA and Mettis Aerospace, and supported by WBA members including British Telecom, Boingo, Broadcom, BSG Wireless, CableLabs, Cisco, HPE Aruba and Intel. It is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2019. For the latest deliverables of the WBA Wi-Fi 6 program and participants, click here: https://www.wballiance.com/802-11ax-guidelines-trial-enhanced-wi-fi/.

“Wi-Fi 6 has inherent capabilities that enables wireless to be more deterministic, which is important for mission-critical IoT assets being used in manufacturing automation”, says Matt MacPherson, CTO Wireless at Cisco. “When we look at mission-critical IoT programs, and accelerating digitization initiatives, we also need to keep security top of mind. The ability to enforce policy through Wi-Fi 6 scheduling and segmentation means much better control over these environments. We are delighted to be supporting the Mettis trial and to demonstrate the power of Wi-Fi 6 in the very challenging environments typical to Industry 4.0 use cases.”

“We’re excited and looking forward to supporting the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 IoT trial led by the Wireless Broadband Alliance and Mettis Aerospace,” said Gabriel Desjardins, director of marketing for the Wireless Communications and Connectivity Division at Broadcom. “We are confident that Wi-Fi 6 technology will demonstrate exceptional performance and reliability metrics during this real-world deployment and deliver unprecedented value to the broader industry.”

“Accuris Networks is excited to work with the WBA to continue demonstrating practical applications of how Wi-Fi 6 can continue to transform Industry 4.0 and similar verticals which require best-in-class security, significant broadband data rates and seamless user experience,” commented David Reeder, VP Global Sales & Business Development at Accuris Networks.

* Use cases under consideration include multi stream live video monitoring; real time energy monitoring; ultra-reliable low latency communications with sensors on critical systems and augmented reality for trouble shooting.

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About the Wireless Broadband Alliance
Founded in 2003, the mission of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to resolve business issues and enable collaborative opportunities for service providers, enterprises and cities, enabling them to enhance the customer experience on Wi-Fi and significant adjacent technologies.

Building on our heritage of NGH and carrier Wi-Fi, the WBA will continue to drive and support the adoption of Next Generation Wi-Fi services across the entire public Wi-Fi ecosystem, having a focus on four major programmes: Carrier Wi-Fi Services, Next Generation Wireless & 5G, IoT, and Connected Cities. Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Charter Communication; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies, Google and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 2 billion subscribers and operate more than 30 million hotspots globally.

The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco, Comcast, Intel, KT Corporation, Liberty Global, NTT DOCOMO and Orange. For a complete list of current WBA members, please click here: https://www.wballiance.com/join-us/current-members/.

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Kofax ControlSuite Improves Office Productivity and Document Security with Innovative Print and Capture Capabilities

Intelligent Print and Capture Software Significantly Increases Efficiency through Automated Workflows while Reducing Compliance Costs

London, UK, – April 16, 2019 – Kofax®, a leading supplier of Intelligent Automation software to digitally transform end-to-end business processes, today announced Kofax ControlSuite, an entirely new print and capture software solution that simplifies and enables the central management and governance of content flowing through multi-function printer (MFP) fleets, mobile & desktop devices, email, and print streams. Kofax ControlSuite actively manages, secures and governs virtually every aspect of the distribution in documents via printing, scanning, routing and storing throughout the enterprise – across any combination of hybrid systems, technologies and devices, including mixed MFP environments. The innovative solution provides unmatched efficiency through unified printing, scanning and workflow processes.

“Market-leading enterprises are investing significant resources to transform their operations and better optimise and secure the flow of documents and information throughout the organisation,” said Kathleen Delaney, Chief Marketing Officer at Kofax. “Kofax ControlSuite delivers proven technology and a simplified deployment model that reduces friction throughout this digital transformation journey, while also increasing return on investment.”

Kofax ControlSuite is a unified platform that enables a single installation, configuration and management of print, capture and output management. Its modular architecture contains next-generation versions of Kofax Equitrac 6, Kofax AutoStore 8 and Kofax Output Manager 5.

  • Equitrac 6 expands upon its robust print management capabilities with new mobile print release capabilities, Micro Card Reader Smartphone authentication, enhanced security capabilities, a new web-based administration console and basic scan to email or file.
  • AutoStore 8 augments its rich capture capabilities with new authentication services, Micro Card Reader Smartphone authentication, enhanced mobile capture capabilities, healthcare workflow with HL7 and CDA support and new data extraction capabilities with OpenForms 360.
  • Output Manager 5 has enriched its output management capabilities with new Micro Card Reader Smartphone authentication, a new Epic connector to service healthcare, an enhanced mobile app, advanced deployment options and basic scan to email or file.

Kofax ControlSuite boosts business productivity by ensuring that documents and information get to the right people at the right time — every time — through automated workflows and processes. As businesses seek accurate and timely access to business information, while reducing mistakes and errors inherent in paper-driven processes, Kofax ControlSuite enables enterprises to securely manage and govern documents, supporting compliance by automatically generating audit trails that track documents and how they’re accessed and used.

Kofax ControlSuite is the ideal solution to enable enterprises to digitally transform and modernise the world of print and capture by:

  • Automating user-centric print and capture policies to mitigate security risks
  • Reducing the risk of failed compliance audits
  • Enabling efficient automated workflows and information routing across multiple processes, including document capture, print, output and mobile environments
  • Providing a consistent user experience, even from a single mobile app that manages all print, capture and routing needs
  • Simplifying and centrally managing mixed MFP fleets
  • Reducing hard print labor costs while increasing workforce productivity
  • Delivering images and data to disparate line of business applications such as document management systems, accounting applications, databases, ERP, CRM and other systems

“We’re committed to helping customers digitally transform their businesses. Kofax ControlSuite is designed to enable enterprises with a new way of working with content in this digital age of cyber-attacks, tougher privacy regulations and increasingly mobile workforces,” added Delaney. “It increases office worker productivity and minimises security breaches while also reducing compliance costs – a very strong value proposition.”

More information on Kofax ControlSuite may be found here: http://www.kofax.com/controlsuite?utm_source=West&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=ControlSuite

About Kofax
Kofax software enables organisations to Work Like Tomorrow™ – today. Kofax’s Intelligent Automation software platform helps organisations transform information-intensive business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimise costs, and improve customer engagement. We combine RPA, cognitive capture, process orchestration, mobility and engagement, and analytics to ease implementations and deliver dramatic results that mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability. Kofax provides a rapid return on investment for over 20,000 customers in financial services, insurance, government, healthcare, supply chain, business process outsourcing and other markets. Kofax delivers its software and solutions through its direct sales and services organisation and more than 650 indirect channel partners and integrators in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

For more information, visit kofax.com.

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IGEL Enhances Security at the Endpoint with Extended UEFI Secure Boot Capabilities

The IGEL Workspace Edition, powered by IGEL OS 11, and select IGEL software and hardware platforms now come pre-loaded with UEFI Secure Boot activated

Reading, UK. April 15, 2019 – IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimisation and control solutions for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has extended UEFI Secure Boot capabilities to the IGEL Workspace Edition, powered by IGEL OS 11, as well as select software and IGEL Universal Desktop hardware solutions.

“In 2018, we announced that we had received UEFI Secure Boot validation from Microsoft,” said Matthias Haas, CTO, IGEL. “By expanding this security standard to the IGEL Workspace Edition, and integrating these enhanced security features within our software and hardware solutions at the factory, IGEL is further demonstrating its commitment to securing the endpoint by preventing the manipulation of the boot sequence and subsequent execution of malware. With UEFI Secure Boot, enterprises are leveraging IGEL OS powered solutions, making it much simpler to protect their endpoints.”

UEFI Secure boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help ensure that a device boots using only software that is trusted by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). When the device starts, the firmware checks the signature of the operating system boot loader. If the signature is valid, the system boots, and the firmware gives control to the operating system.

The IGEL Workspace Edition is a feature-rich software-defined endpoint offering consisting of all essential capabilities to transform any compatible x86 device into a secure, highly functional IGEL-powered endpoint. With the IGEL Workspace Edition, the hardware is de-coupled from the software through new, flexible and portable software licensing options that are designed to extend the value of endpoints while simplifying their acquisition, control and management.

“Once again IGEL continues to lead the industry in its software-first approach and ability to standardise, manage and secure any complex end user computing ecosystem,” added Haas. “With UEFI Secure Boot, only boot loaders signed with the IGEL designated keys are allowed to be executed and load IGEL OS onto the endpoint. Further, boot loaders signed with designated keys from Microsoft can also be executed and load the operating system.”

Activated UEFI Secure Boot is available with IGEL UD3, IGEL UD6 and IGEL UD7 Universal Desktop hardware endpoints, and supported by IGEL OS 10 and IGEL OS 11 operating systems and Windows 10 IoT. IGEL intends to extend this feature to upcoming hardware solutions. For more information on IGEL OS, visit https://www.igel.com/igel-os-universal-desktop-operating-system/.

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About IGEL
IGEL is the world leader in providing software-defined endpoint optimization and control solutions for cloud and virtualized workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

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Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits in three continents

Cambridge UK, Wednesday 10 April 2019 – On April 30, Redgate Software holds the first of six SQL in the City Summits which, over the following weeks, will see major industry figures speaking in three continents. The ambitious plan is part of Redgate’s ongoing efforts to demonstrate how data professionals can deliver value faster, while keeping data safe, by adopting DevOps for the database.

In an age of increasingly stringent data protection legislation across the globe, this compliant database DevOps approach is gaining a lot of attention and the Summits will feature well-known figures from the DevOps world alongside Microsoft Data Platform MVPs, consultants and IT experts.

The first event in London will include a panel discussion in which representatives from Aberdeen Standard Investments, Lloyd’s and Shawbrook Bank will talk about what businesses need to know before launching a DevOps Initiative.

At the Los Angeles event, Donovan Brown, Principal DevOps Manager at Microsoft, will give the opening keynote about the key findings from the 2019 State of Database DevOps Report. Known in DevOps circles as ‘the man in the black shirt’, Donovan wrote the forward to the report and is passionate about including the database in DevOps.

In Austin, Jeffrey Palermo, CEO of Clear Measure, will talk about what to consider when scoping a DevOps project, how to instigate cultural change to support it, and creating a game plan for a successful proof of concept.

And over in Australia and New Zealand, the founder of SQL Down Under, Greg Low, will provide a detailed introduction to Azure DevOps, and show how compliant database DevOps fits into the picture.

Other speakers at the events include Microsoft Data Platform MVPs, Kendra Little, Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey, as well as Pre-Sales Engineers and data specialists from Redgate. Each of the one-day Summits will give attendees the knowledge they need to implement a consistent, scalable, and repeatable process to help their teams keep application and database development in sync, while protecting data at every stage.

Ike Ellis, Microsoft MVP and partner at San Diego software studio, Crafting Bytes, will also be speaking at the Los Angeles event and comments: “This is a rare opportunity for IT professionals to get a real handle on DevOps and data privacy issues. Every business everywhere is now facing the same challenge to release software faster yet protect customer data, and these events give practical advice from businesses who are already doing it.”

The SQL in the City Summits will be held in London UK on April 30, Los Angeles CA on May 15, Austin TX on May 22, Brisbane AUS on May 31, Christchurch NZ on June 7, and Melbourne AUS on June 14. To find out more information and register for any of the events, search for ‘SQL in the City Summits’.

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For further information, please contact:
Annabel Bradford, Events Marketing Manager, Redgate Software
Annabel.Bradford@red-gate.com

Matt Hilbert, Technology Writer, Redgate Software
Matt.Hilbert@red-gate.com
07564 778274

About Redgate Software
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by over 800,000 IT professionals and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Redgate’s philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them to adopt compliant database DevOps. As well as streamlining database development and preventing the database being a bottleneck, this helps organizations introduce data protection by design and by default. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use Redgate tools, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.

Calnex Ships Industry’s First 400GbE SyncE Measurement Solution enabling Deployment of High-speed Synchronous Ethernet Networks

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, April 10, 2019 – Calnex Solutions Ltd today shipped the industry’s first ever 400GbE Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) Jitter & Wander measurement solution to a major North American equipment manufacturer. The Paragon-400G enables the jitter and wander performance of 400GbE SyncE network equipment to be validated.

The ITU-T standard for SyncE (G.8262) has strict limits for both Jitter Tolerance and Jitter Generation. It’s vital that network equipment can tolerate the levels of Jitter specified by G.8262 and that equipment does not generate jitter above the limits specified by G.8262.

“With 5G networks about to be deployed, Service Providers are preparing to deploy even higher speed core networks, and Ethernet synchronisation is crucial for the end-to-end operation of these systems. Without being able to validate 400GbE SyncE performance, Equipment Manufacturers, cannot ensure their equipment will perform and comply with the SyncE standards” said Tommy Cook, Calnex CEO. “The Paragon-400G is the only test solution able to make the synchronisation and jitter measurements required to verify 400GbE SyncE jitter and wander standards compliance.”

Paragon-400G is the first instrument to enable testing of SyncE technologies at 400GbE according to ITU-T G.8262.

About Calnex Solutions
Calnex Solutions is a leading provider of R&D test solutions for Ethernet synchronisation technologies. The company serves customers in more than 45 countries, including many of the largest telecom companies in the world. Information about Calnex is available on the Web at www.calnexsol.com.

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Anand Ram, Calnex Solutions
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anand.ram@calnexsol.com

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