D-BOX to Ride 2019 Out in Style with Impressive Roster of Blockbuster Movies Including Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

MONTREAL, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX:DBO) (“D-BOX”), the pioneer and world leader in immersive motion entertainment experiences, is excited to finish off what has already been a good year with an impressive list of Hollywood movies. Not surprisingly, advanced ticket sales for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are impressing leading industry analysts to predict record sales during the holiday season – traditionally one of the best times of the year for movie fans.

D-BOX has nearly 200 screens in 130 locations across the US with a vast majority of them already selling advanced tickets for the last episode of the Star Wars franchise. Sensing a huge opportunity, exhibitors are banking on the hugely-popular immersive experience to propel the movie into record sales territory by offering D-BOX motion technology with approximately 3100 showtimes on the first week of its release.

D-BOX is for many people an unequalled way to watch movies in which the movement in the seat is synchronized with the action on the screen, essentially pulling people into the story like never before. This totally immersive, global experience is perfectly fit for the high-octane, action-packed, fun-filled movies that are set to be released in the coming weeks, including:

  • “Terminator: Dark Fate”; November 1
  • “Midway”; November 8
  • “Ford v Ferrari”; November 15
  • “Charlies Angels”; November 15
  • “Frozen 2”; November 22
  • “21 Bridges”; November 22
  • “Jumanji: The Next Level”; December 13
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”; December 20
  • “Spies in disguise”; December 25

“We are extremely proud that the precision of our movement is so loved by moviegoers and is also revered by major decision-makers within the movie industry,” states Claude Mc Master, President and CEO of D-BOX. “Collaborating with all the film studios has given us an opportunity to show how our motion technology works with all types of movies, including action, thrillers, horror, epic dramas and adventure. This wide range of genres means we can appeal to all ages, or to be more precise, anyone looking for a great night out at the movies.”

For showtimes and dates of the movies mentioned in this press release, consult your local listings.

For further information, please contact:


Violaine Boucher
Communications Director
450 442-3003 ext. 233

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Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Strategies
450 442 3003

D-BOX redefines and creates realistic, immersive entertainment experiences by moving the body and sparking the imagination through motion. D-BOX has collaborated with some of the best companies in the world to deliver new ways to enhance great stories. Whether it’s movies, video games, virtual reality applications, themed entertainment or professional simulation, D-BOX creates a feeling of presence that makes life resonate like never before.

D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX: DBO) is headquartered in Montreal with offices in Los Angeles, USA and Beijing, China. www.d-box.com

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eleven-x and SimpTek Partner to Create Complete Wireless Energy Monitoring and Analysis Solutions

LoRaWAN® Technology Enables Secure Real-Time Data Collection for Energy Monitoring

WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eleven-x, a global leader in full-service low-power IoT solutions, and SimpTek Technologies, a leading intelligent energy management solution provider are pleased to announce a powerful new partnership. The two companies have joined forces to deliver Building360, a wireless real-time energy performance monitoring solution designed for use in public-sector and commercial applications. Easy-to-use and cost-efficient, Building360 will wirelessly monitor energy consumption and demand in real-time, use built-in analytics capabilities to identify energy-saving opportunities and measure and verify the impact of all actions taken.

The Building360 energy performance monitoring solution solves the current problems of cost, complexity and compliance for today’s building and facility managers. Typically generating savings between 5% and 10% through no/low cost behavioral changes, Building360 offers extremely cost-effective packages that are easy to deploy and provide actionable recommendations to solve energy related issues. Easily scalable to multiple buildings, increased savings can be gained on larger-scale programs. Additionally, reporting features help facility managers stay within compliance guidelines such as Ontario Regulation 507/18.

The partnership combines eleven-x’s wireless LoRaWAN™ connectivity and real-time data collection capabilities with SimpTek’s cloud-hosted energy management software. The result is a secure and cost-effective wireless data access platform that deploys quickly and can be used by facility managers even if they are not energy experts. The SimpTek platform tracks current usage against historical and benchmark data and targets areas for improvement. The solution provides an intuitive web-based dashboard that allows customers to see their current energy usage and enables them to connect with “virtual” energy advisors for possible energy conservation measures.

“The combination of our purpose-built energy management solution and expertise with eleven-x’s wireless connectivity expertise is a perfect match. This is exciting for us as it helps us continue with our goal of creating the best and most cost-effective energy management platform available today,” said Keelen Gagnon, VP Sales, SimpTek Technologies. “From single buildings to those with larger portfolios, we can not only help customers identify areas of improvement but help them act on them with data-driven recommendations.”

“The powerful potential of this partnership is that it seamlessly combines our wireless, real-time data collection solution with a best-in-class energy management platform, allowing energy-saving opportunities to be identified cost-effectively, and acted upon quickly and efficiently,” said Dan Mathers, President and CEO of eleven-x. “We are proud to partner with SimpTek in order to offer a solution that has the ability to deliver such immediate and impactful results.”

The Building360 energy monitoring platform is currently available with initiatives already deployed. For more details including packages and pricing, visit Building360 Energy Monitoring.

About SimpTek Technologies

SimpTek Technologies is a Canadian company providing intelligent power management solutions to commercial and government energy users and utilities. SimpTek helps facilities managers better understand and manage their building portfolio performance through its advanced analytics dashboard, benchmarking and virtual energy advisor services. Founded in 2014 and based in Fredericton, NB, SimpTek is now engaged with many utility companies and municipalities in Canada and the United States. www.simptekinc.com

About eleven-x

eleven-x simplifies IoT and facilitates faster, evidence-driven decisions through wireless connectivity and real-time data collection for Smart Cities, Campuses, Buildings and Industry. We offer complete device to cloud LoRaWAN™ solutions comprised of accurate and reliable sensor networks delivering secure data to our customers through easy-to-use dashboards and industry standard APIs. Organizations rely on eleven-x’s wireless connectivity expertise to deliver turnkey solutions that improve operations, simplify processes and deliver value in today’s connected world. Visit eleven-x.com for more information.

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Marchex to Present at Roth Technology & New Industrials Day

Marchex to Present at Roth Technology & New Industrials Day

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX), a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers, announced today that members of the Marchex management team will attend the following conference:

Roth Technology & New Industrials Day

Date: Wednesday, November 13th

Location: The Lotte New York Palace Hotel, NY

Presentation Time: 1x1s only

About Marchex

Marchex understands the best customers are those who call your company – they convert faster, buy more, and churn less. Marchex provides solutions that help companies drive more calls, understand what happens on those calls, and convert more of those callers into customers. Our actionable intelligence strengthens the connection between companies and their customers, bridging the physical and digital world, to help brands maximize their marketing investments and operating efficiencies to acquire the best customers.

Please visit https://www.marchex.com/blog or @marchex on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marchex), where Marchex discloses material information from time to time about the company, its financial information, and its business.

Marchex, Inc.

Investor Relations

Trevor Caldwell, 206-331-3600


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AMD Introduces World’s Most Powerful 16-core Consumer Desktop Processor, the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X

– AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X rounds out 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor series, arriving November 25

– New AMD Athlon™ 3000G processor to provide everyday users with unmatched performance per dollar, coming November 19 –

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, AMD announced the release of the highly anticipated flagship 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor, available worldwide November 25, 2019. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor brings the ultimate processor for gamers with effortless 1080P gaming in select titles1 and up to 2X more energy efficient processing power compared to the competition2 as the world’s fastest 16-core consumer desktop processor3. In addition, AMD also announced a significant performance uplift4 coming for mainstream desktop users with the new AMD Athlon 3000G, arriving November 19, 2019.

“We are excited to bring the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X to market later this month, offering enthusiasts the most powerful 16-core desktop processor ever,” said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, client channel, AMD. “We are focused on offering the best solutions at every level of the market, including the AMD Athlon 3000G for everyday PC users that delivers great performance at an incredible price point.”

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: Fastest 16-core Consumer Desktop Processor

Offering up to 22% performance increase over previous generations5, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X offers faster 1080p gaming in select titles1 and content creation6 than the competition. Built on the industry-leading “Zen 2” architecture, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X also excels in power efficiency3 with a TDP7 of 105W.

As the fastest 16-core consumer desktop processor available3, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor offers incredible performance best experienced with a liquid cooling solution. AMD is recommending the use of an AIO solution with a minimum 280mm radiator. A list of AMD recommended coolers can be found on AMD.com to ensure enthusiasts can maximize the potential of the Ryzen 9 3950X processor.


AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X 16/32 Up to 4.7/3.5 72 105W AM4 44 (36 useable) $ 749 Nov 25, 2019

AMD Athlon 3000G: Versatile Everyday Processor, Unlocked

AMD also announced a significant upgrade coming for mainstream desktop users with the new AMD Athlon 3000G processor, arriving November 19, 2019. The new AMD Athlon 3000G with Radeon™ Graphics brings reliable computing experiences to a wide range of users, from day-to-day needs to high-definition PC gaming, offering faster framerates when gaming and enhanced productivity performance over competition4 at an incredible price point. The Athlon 3000G is the first “Zen”-based Athlon processor that is unlocked for overclocking potential, delivering the only unlocked processor in its segment10.


AMD Athlon™ 3000G 2/4 3.5 Radeon™ Vega 3 35W AM4 $ 49 Nov 19, 2019

AMD AM4 Platform Developments

To ensure the best experiences for all users, this month, AMD released AGESA version 1004 to its motherboard ecosystem. Containing more than 150 updates, AGESA 1004 offers significant improvements for the AM4 platform focused primarily on stability. Key improvements include AMD X570 stability and compatibility with add-in devices, PCIe® device support and stability, and interoperability of PCIe®, USB, SATA, and device reset capabilities, alongside performance enhancements with fastest core utilization and further boost frequency optimizations for the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X. More information on the specific updates AGESA 1004 can be found here.

Supporting Resources

About AMD

For 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) websiteblogFacebook and Twitter pages. 

The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown in herein are plans only and subject to change. “Zen” and “Zen 2” are codenames for AMD architectures, and are not product names. GD-122.

1 Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 9/10/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor, Core i9-9920X. Games tested at 1920×1080 with high in-game quality preset. Results may vary. RZ3-74
2 Testing by AMD performance labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, Core i9-9920X and Core i9-9900K, measuring wall power during Cinebench R20 nT. Results may vary. RZ3-76​
3 Testing by AMD Performance Labs on 09/15/2019, comparing the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (AMD’s fastest 16-core) to the Intel Core i9-9960X (Intel’s fastest 16-core), using the Cinebench R20 single-core benchmark score and Cinebench R20 multi-core benchmark score to measure single-core and multi-core performance for each processor. Performance results may vary. RZ3-72
4 Testing done by AMD performance labs on 9/15/2019. Gamer performance as represented by the following games tested using Windows 10 at 720p and low settings: Fortnite, Rocket League, Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Application performance as represented by the following applications tested using Windows 10: Cinebench R20, PCMark 10, Lame MP3 Encoder, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop. Results may vary with configuration. All Intel Pentium G5000 series processors have locked multipliers, but the Athlon 3000G which competes in the same entry-level segment has an unlocked multiplier. ATG-11
5 Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 6/03/2019 utilizing 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors: 3950X, 3900X, 3800X, 3700X, 3600X, 3600 and Ryzen™ 7 2700X in Cinebench R20 1T. Results may vary. RZ3-25
6 Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 9/10/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor, Core i9-9920X, and Core i9-9900K in: DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Cinebench R20, Handbrake 1.1.1, LLVM Compile Time, POV-Ray 3.7, and V-Ray. Results may vary. RZ3-75
7 Though both are often measured in watts, it is important to distinguish between thermal and electrical watts. Thermal wattage for processors is conveyed via thermal design power (TDP). TDP is a calculated value that conveys an appropriate thermal solution to achieve the intended operation of a processor. Electrical watts are not a variable in the TDP calculation. By design, electrical watts can vary from workload to workload and may exceed thermal watts. GD-109
8 Max boost for AMD Ryzen PRO Processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. GD-150
9 AMD Suggested Retail Price in USD. Price subject to change.
10 Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.  This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer.  Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability. GD-106


Sophia Hong

AMD Communications
(512) 917-9998

Laura Graves

AMD Investor Relations
(408) 749-5467

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives Multiple Contract Awards Totaling $1.6 Million for High-Power Amplifier Modules to Support the U.S. Military

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives Multiple Contract Awards Totaling $1.6 Million for High-Power Amplifier Modules to Support the U.S. Military

November 07, 2019 — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today, that during its first quarter of fiscal 2020, its New York-based subsidiary, Comtech PST Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, received multiple contract awards totaling $1.6 million for high-power amplifier modules to support the U.S. military.

These high frequency amplifier modules, which utilize the latest in solid-state GaN transistor technology, provide for very broad frequency coverage and will be utilized as part of an electronic warfare system.

In commenting on this contract award, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp said, “This initial production award clearly demonstrates our continued leadership position in providing electronic warfare transmitter technology and the ongoing demand for our high-power broadband amplifiers that are utilized by major electronic warfare programs in both domestic and international markets.”

Comtech PST Corp. (www.comtechpst.com) is a leading independent supplier of broadband, high-power, high performance RF microwave amplifiers and control components for use in a broad spectrum of applications including defense, medical, satellite communications systems and instrumentation.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


Media Contact:

Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer



KEYWORDS: United States North America New York

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Technology Other Defense Contracts Satellite Telecommunications Software Networks Internet Hardware Defense



In Honor of World Prematurity Month, New Pampers Scholarship Supports the Littlest Fighters and their Caregivers

In Honor of World Prematurity Month, New Pampers Scholarship Supports the Littlest Fighters and their Caregivers

Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification teaches NICU experts how to incorporate human touch with all medical caregiving

Pampers, the brand trusted to be the #1 choice of U.S. hospitals* for over 40 years, has partnered with Creative Therapy Consultants to provide scholarships for the neonatal nurses and therapists who improve the lives of babies — including preemies — every day.

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Pampers has partnered with Creative Therapy Consultants to provide scholarships for the neonatal nurses and therapists who improve the lives of babies — including preemies — every day (Photo: Business Wire)

Pampers has partnered with Creative Therapy Consultants to provide scholarships for the neonatal nurses and therapists who improve the lives of babies — including preemies — every day (Photo: Business Wire)

Up to fifteen percent of babies spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU), the majority of whom are born premature. In honor of World Prematurity Awareness Month, Pampers will fund scholarships for NICU professionals to take the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® (NTMC) in cities across the U.S.

“We owe it to babies and families to touch not just with our hands, but also with our hearts during every neonatal interaction,” says Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMC, president, Creative Therapy Consultants and founder, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification. “Reportedly 95% of touch in the NICU is not intentionally comforting. This study led me to develop NTMC with a clear vision to reverse this for babies and families.”

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® (NTMC) is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. The Certification has been developed with a 3-fold purpose: to help NICU babies, families, and staff. It’s all about maximizing positive long-term development of the infant and giving families the opportunity and tools to bond with their infant.

“I’m really proud of the practical knowledge and skills I gained about comforting touch and the value it added to my work in the NICU,” says Amy Wiford, Pampers BSN, RN, NTMNC, who participated in NTMC last year. “I’d encourage anyone who works with infants in a NICU setting to consider this course, which demonstrates how Pampers cares for babies and nurses alike.”

Pampers, Professionals and Preemies

More than 25 million babies in 100 countries start their journey in Pampers, and the brand has a history of supporting the NICU nurses and neonatal professionals who are integral to an infant’s early-life development.

“Designing products to meet the needs of babies is important, but that alone is not enough,” says Andre Schulten, Vice President and General Manager, Baby Care North America, Procter & Gamble. “Funding the NTMC scholarship series is our way of thanking the healthcare professionals who have invested in their own education to elevate care and optimize infant development during a vital growth stage.”

In 2002, Pampers became the first major diaper manufacturer to design a diaper specifically for premature infants. Thanks to advances in medical technology, these littlest fighters continue to survive at younger and younger gestational ages. In 2016, Pampers created a diaper for infants weighing as little as one pound. In addition, last year Pampers donated more than $200,000 to the March of Dimes to help the national organization learn more about the causes of premature births.

If you are neonatal professional and would like to learn more about how Pampers is helping babies, families and healthcare providers, visit pampersprofessional.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Creative Therapy Consultants

Creative Therapy Consultants provides infant-driven education that not only expands the knowledge, skill and expertise of healthcare providers but also improves the safety, efficiency and consistency of neonatal care practices. Its educational opportunities are individualized to meet the needs of each audience, are participant-centered, and have a strong “hands on” component to facilitate the transition of classroom knowledge into competent bedside caregiving. Online education, hands-on training, advanced level certification, workshops, lectures and DVDs designed for all staff in the NICU or Special Care Nursery are available.

About Pampers®

For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers, wipes and training pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, join the Pampers Club, and find ideas and information to help you and your baby “love the change” even more.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

*hospitals: based on hospital sales data; nurses: vs. other hospital brands, among those with a preference; parents: based on retail sales

2019 Procter & Gamble. All rights reserved.

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P&G Baby Care Communications

Laura Dressman, 513-482-0619



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Pampers has partnered with Creative Therapy Consultants to provide scholarships for the neonatal nurses and therapists who improve the lives of babies — including preemies — every day (Photo: Business Wire)
Pampers has partnered with Creative Therapy Consultants to provide scholarships for the neonatal nurses and therapists who improve the lives of babies — including preemies — every day (Photo: Business Wire)

Philips and Sunrise Senior Living introduce next generation senior care technology for residents at Welltower’s flagship Manhattan community

November 7, 2019 

  • Sunrise chooses Philips’ resident safety cloud-based platform to power Welltower’s new, first of its kind assisted living and memory care community for Manhattan seniors
  • Philips wearable devices with real-time resident locating and alert system technology provide actionable insights to help support senior health and wellness 

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and New York, New York –

Royal Philips
(NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced its collaboration with Sunrise Senior Living to bring state-of-the-art technology to benefit seniors and their families at Welltower’s flagship senior living community in New York City. Sunrise at East 56th is Manhattan’s first of its kind assisted living and memory care community, serving as a premier technology showcase for seniors, helping to achieve wellness goals as well as supporting patients with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of memory loss.

As one of Welltower’s premier operating partners, Sunrise is a leading senior living provider with more than 325 communities throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and total unit capacity of approximately 29,300. The new community will leverage Philips Cares for Senior Living to transform care delivery through innovative technology including real-time resident locating, alerts and communications when assistance is needed, as well as wellness tracking. This alliance will enhance the experience of Sunrise at East 56th’s residents to positively impact staff efficiency, and provide residents’ families with deeper connections to their loved one through digital technology.

Empowering Manhattan’s seniors and caregivers with connected digital technology

Seniors are increasingly opting to spend their retirement years in urban environments, with NYC’s population of residents ages 60 and older projected to grow by 22 percent to 1.86 million by 2040 [1]. Those who live in the city can benefit from proximity to family members, public transportation, and elite healthcare providers – all of which can minimize social isolation. Beyond being in a convenient location, senior living operators need to modernize their infrastructure and leverage technology solutions to enhance their operational performance while keeping pace with a growing senior population that needs support at each stage of the aging journey.

“At Philips, we’re committed to easing the senior’s aging journey and the caregiver experience through digital innovation. Philips’ next generation resident safety system allows senior living facilities to stay ahead of the curve, to ensure both resident and staff satisfaction, and support population health management through connected solutions,” said Derek Ross, Business Leader of Population Health Management at Philips. “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Sunrise and our partnership with Welltower to help them serve the needs of Manhattan’s aging population and their families and look forward to further opportunities within the Sunrise portfolio of senior living communities.”

The Philips Cares for Senior Living resident safety system will give the staff at Sunrise at East 56th enhanced visibility into the wellbeing of residents. The system combines wearable devices with cloud-based capabilities including real-time resident locating with personalized boundaries, alerts when assistance is needed, mobile-enabled communications, and wellness tracking. Advanced analytics provide actionable insights into resident activity, including comprehensive incident and trend reports, with real-time alerts delivered to mobile and desktop devices.

“Sunrise at East 56th is a one-of-a-kind urban community, designed and operated to enhance its residents’ lives and health. The Welltower platform continues to be a leader in integrating leading technology, payor and operating partners to provide the highest quality residential sites of care for our aging population,” said Thomas J. DeRosa, Chairman and CEO of Welltower. “We are proud to collaborate with innovative health technology leaders like Philips who share our vision in the qualitative strides that cutting-edge elder technology can add to the well-being of an aging population.”

Enhancing the future of senior care through adaptable innovation

Sunrise at East 56th is designed for seniors looking for the very best in care and wellness in the Manhattan neighborhood they call home. The community will provide personalized assisted living as well as a secure, engaging environment for seniors with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease. The project was conceived and financed by Welltower and developed by Texas-based Hines. The 130,000 square-foot Sunrise at East 56th community is expected to open in the summer of 2020, with approximately 150 units over 17 floors.  

“At Sunrise, we’re committed to enhancing our residents’ quality of life and seeking opportunities to innovate. We believe our senior living communities should be as unique and savvy as the residents we serve,” said Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise. “By teaming with Philips, we will provide our seniors, particularly those with cognitive and memory impairments, an individualized wellness experience that advances their safety and happiness, and helps provide added piece of mind for their caregivers. We look forward to continued collaboration to explore future technologies to support residents and their wellness.”

Adaptable and designed to be enhanced as technology evolves, Philips’ resident safety platform helps position Sunrise for long-term success in the market. Philips Cares for Senior Living is part of the Philips Cares solution family, which together empower at-risk seniors and their professional and family caregivers across independent living and senior living communities to help make sure the right care is being provided at the right time.

More information on Sunrise at East 56th is available here.  

[1] NYC Department for the Aging. “Plan 2025: Aging Services in an Era of Rapid Population Growth.” May 2018.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: +1 978-221-8919
E-mail : kathy.oreilly@philips.com
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Silvie Casanova
Philips North America
Tel.:  +1 978-659-7467
E-mail: silvie.casanova@philips.com

Sara Abriatis
Sunrise Senior Living
Tel.: +1 703-744-1829
E-mail: sara.abriatis@sunriseseniorliving.com

Tim McHugh
Tel.: +1 646-677-8743
Email: tmchugh@welltower.com

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips
(NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 80,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company employs approximately 32,000 people. As of August 1, 2019, Sunrise operated 327 communities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, including 21 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit capacity of approximately 29,300. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit SunriseSeniorLiving.com.

About Welltower

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure.  The Company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people’s wellness and overall health care experience.  Welltower™, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing, post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties.  For more information, visit www.welltower.com.


SambaSafety Joins Duck Creek Partner Ecosystem, Offering Auto Insurers in the U.S. and Canada the Ability to More Cost-Effectively Price and Assess Risk

Partnership gives Duck Creek customers seamless access to SambaSafety’s Volta™ service, providing actionable driver violation insights while reducing carriers’ Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) spend

Boston, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies announced today that it has expanded its Partner Ecosystem program through a new relationship with SambaSafety. For more than 20 years, SambaSafety has been a market leader in driver risk solutions; its Volta™ service provides comprehensive violation data combined with an Enhanced Rules Engine designed to accurately assess and price driver risk. An integration with Duck Creek Policy gives carriers access to Volta™ from directly within the Duck Creek Platform.

“Our insurance risk solutions provide cost-effective visibility into drivers’ behavior. This allows carriers to accurately assess driver behavior at lead, quote, bind and renew, while more effectively managing risk,” said Rick Fendell, Director of Insurance and Data Solutions at SambaSafety. “Partnering with Duck Creek and leveraging the Duck Creek Anywhere API is a perfect choice for us, and we are excited to help even more auto insurers make the right decisions at the right time, for the lowest possible cost.”

Volta™ offers a flexible solution that delivers MVR order filters and indicators. This solution can be paired with SambaSafety’s state data services with direct access to state DMV MVRs and alternative violation data services. This combination allows carriers to be more efficient, improving pricing and risk assessment. By accessing Volta™ through direct integration with Duck Creek Policy, insurers enjoy a more streamlined underwriting order and review process, significantly reducing MVR spend (up to 60%).

“SambaSafety’s solution decision engine is designed to optimize not only the cost of MVR ordering at bind, but also to enhance insureds’ buying experiences through cost-effective driver data at quote,” said Jeff Wargin, Chief Product Officer at Duck Creek Technologies. “Their solution is a win-win for insurers as well as their customers, and Duck Creek is thrilled to welcome them into our rapidly-growing partner ecosystem.”

SambaSafety’s Volta™ reduces MVR spend without sacrificing underwriting performance. Utilizing historical MVRs, state violation databases, and court records, its proprietary intelligent order management system automatically checks driver activity to determine if a new MVR is required. This results in unprecedented time and cost savings, eliminating unnecessary ordering of “clean” MVRs and associated state/data fees. Duck Creek and SambaSafety have jointly developed an Anywhere Enabled Integration, now available on the Duck Creek Content Exchange, for insurers looking to accelerate implementation through Duck Creek’s Anywhere API program.

About SambaSafety:

Since 1998, SambaSafety continues to be the pioneer and leading North American provider of cloud-based mobility risk management software solutions for personal and commercial insurance organizations. Through the collection, correlation and analysis of driver information, SambaSafety helps insurers to make informed decisions; employers identify high-risk drivers and enforce safety policies and background screeners perform accurate, efficient pre-hire checks. To learn more, visit sambasafety.com.

About Duck Creek Technologies:

Duck Creek Technologies paves a genuine path to the future for P&C insurance companies. Decades of insurance experience underpin advanced technologies specifically designed to accommodate change – allowing carriers to navigate uncertainty and capture market opportunities faster than their competitors. Duck Creek solutions are available standalone or as a full suite. All are available via Duck Creek OnDemand, the provider’s SaaS solution for the P&C insurance industry. For more information, visit duckcreek.com.

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Paul Rechichi
Racepoint Global

Sam A. Shay
Duck Creek Technologies
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Navis MACS3 on Board of Two Newbuilding Series

Navis MACS3 on Board of Two Newbuilding Series

Evergreen Marine Corporation selected MACS3 for its cargo securing regulation services

OAKLAND, Calif. & FLENSBURG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and the provider of maritime software solutions for cargo and vessel performance and compliance, announced that MACS3 loading computer will be installed on two newbuilding series of container vessels owned and operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corporation. Due to the owner’s decision to have this loading computer installed, they are moving to support safer and more effective onboard cargo handling.

The newbuildings are currently being built at two different Chinese shipyards. The Jiangnan shipyard is currently building four container ships with a capacity of 2,500 TEU, which will be delivered between February and November 2020. Two other 1,800 TEU fully containerized vessels are being built at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang shipyard and are planned to be commissioned in March and May 2021 by Evergreen, currently operating a fleet of around 200 owned and chartered-in vessels. All vessels will sail under Japanese classification society Class NK.

As the industry standard loading computers for container vessels, MACS3 provides an advantage for cargo securing rules. MACS3 incorporates the most comprehensive set of updated lashing regulations of all major classes that provides vessel operators a greater flexibility for planning the vessel’s utilization while being compliant in terms of safety.

“Ensuring the availability of most accurate lashing force data is an important step towards our goal to optimize the vessel utilization,” said Capt. Hwang, Deputy Senior Vice President at Evergreen.

“Our software engineers collaborated closely with the classification societies in order to secure the implementation of all rules providing by different systems into MACS3, while maintaining the performance of the loading instrument,” said Ajay Bharadwaj, Head of Product Management for Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions. “We will work to ensure that all of our customers reap the benefits of applying the updated lash rules from MACS3.”

Navis also recently launched MACS3 API Services, offering lash rules calculations in the cloud. For the first time, ocean carriers, terminal operators and other key stakeholders in the shipping industry can directly access ship-specific loading calculation results for lashing and integrate them into the workflow of stowage planners.

Additionally, Navis will be hosting its one-day customer and user conference in the EMEA region on December 3, 2019 at the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg. Attendees at the event will be able to discuss the advantages and accessibility of MACS3 along with other topics within its theme of, Standardization of Data Flow and Interoperability Challenges.

For more details, please visit https://www.navis.com/en/products/carrier-vessel-solutions/MACS3-API/ and to register for the conference please visit https://www.navis.com/en/ncvs-customer-conference/.

About Navis, LLC

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators and ocean carriers. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. www.navis.com

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec’s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimize global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec’s sales in 2018 totaled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 13,000 people. www.cargotec.com

Steffi Karsten

Navis Carrier & Vessel Solutions

T+49 40 830 33 256


Geena Pandolfi


T+1 212 398 9680


KEYWORDS: California Germany Europe United States North America

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Maritime Technology Transport Logistics/Supply Chain Management Software Other Transport



First Foundation Bank Launches Municipal Lending Offering with the Appointment of Trevor Mael as Vice President, Director of Public Finance

First Foundation Bank Launches Municipal Lending Offering with the Appointment of Trevor Mael as Vice President, Director of Public Finance

First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) (“First Foundation”), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced the new municipal lending and public finance service offering with the appointment of Trevor Mael as Vice President, Director of Public Finance. In his new role, Mael will oversee the department for First Foundation Bank which seeks to add to its existing strong loan portfolio with a new public finance footprint.

“As First Foundation Bank continues to expand, we continue to search for service and product offerings that complement our existing capabilities,” said Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO. “The opportunity to offer municipal lending and government banking is a nice fit with our Sacramento location and comes at a time when we found a proven and well-connected leader in Trevor to lead this effort.”

Mael began his 10-plus years banking career with Umpqua Bank, and grew to a role as a Vice President, Relationship Manager, where he managed the bank’s municipal finance portfolio. He has built a strong reputation as a banker committed to helping communities build and grow by utilizing bank-financing. He comes to First Foundation Bank with experience also as an operator in loan administration, underwriting and credit, allowing him to effectively manage the loan process from application to funding.

The new offering will seek to focus on community development projects such as schools, transportation, infrastructure improvements, economic development, and other major projects to help grow and enrich the community. The initial offering by First Foundation Bank will include general financing for the needs of cities, counties, and special purpose districts across the First Foundation Bank footprint.

“I am honored by this opportunity to work with a relationship-driven bank with so many strong resources to support the local communities. First Foundation Bank’s expansion into financing local projects will now bridge the gap to making integral investments into the communities in which our clients and team both live and work,” said Mael.

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides private wealth management, personal banking, and business banking. The Company has offices in California, Nevada, and Hawaii with headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.firstfoundationinc.com.

First Foundation Inc.

Tyler Resh

Director of Marketing and Strategy


KEYWORDS: California United States North America

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Banking Professional Services Finance