Citizen Enthusiasm for Personalized Government Services and Digital Innovation Are on the Rise, Accenture Survey Finds

Greater comfort with artificial intelligence a factor in increased
expectations for government innovation

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enthusiasm for artificial intelligence (AI) is helping to drive
heightened citizen expectations for government innovation and
personalized services, according to results of a multi-country survey
from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

The survey of more than 6,000 citizens from Australia, France, Germany,
Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States found that citizens
overwhelmingly favor an increased government focus on the digital
delivery of public services — including more personalization — and
easier, more-secure ways to share and access data. Most respondents (86
percent) view digital delivery of public services as equally or more
important to them than traditional methods of public-service delivery.

The survey also found that as citizens increasingly access more
user-friendly AI-driven solutions in their daily lives, they expect the
same type of innovation to also ease their access to government
services. Specifically, nearly half of respondents (44 percent) cited
personalized services as a top priority when interacting with government.

“Personalized digital government services are better equipped to address
the needs of the modern citizen,” said Mark Lyons, who leads Accenture’s
work to improve citizen services. “For instance, information and
services that a taxpayer sees on an agency website should be more
specific to individual needs, online use patterns and how that person
wants to interact with the government. Personalized government entails
an enhanced level of citizen services based on factors such as
preferences, age, demographics or location, better meeting constituent
needs and lifestyles.”

Survey findings show that respondents are willing to provide personal
information to access digital benefits and more personalized government
services. For instance:

  • About four in 10 citizens (42 percent) would willingly use “internet
    of things” devices to share personal data with government to receive
    discounts or improved services;
  • Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of citizens would provide biometric
    data such as fingerprints, retinal scans and voice ID to government in
    exchange for more-personalized services; and
  • More than half (54 percent) of citizens would be willing to share
    their fingerprints in return for more-personalized government services.

Additionally, the survey found that respondents are willing to be active
participants in the evolution of digital delivery of government
services. Forty-five percent of citizens said they would be willing to
participate in focus groups or committees to improve a service they use,
and half (51 percent) support the use of new technologies such as AI and
virtual reality to learn more about government services and streamline
applications for government services like job applications, visas and
passports, tax filings and student loans.

The survey found that most citizens increasingly expect government
services to be provided digitally and are enthusiastic about innovation
around specific applications. For instance, half (51 percent) of
respondents said they would like to use an AI-enabled chatbot to learn
about visa requirements for international travel; slightly more said
they want human services agencies to use AI to speed eligibility
decisions (52 percent) and better identify service needs (55 percent);
and nearly six in 10 (57 percent) favor the use of virtual reality
technology to create immersive learning environments in higher education.

“As emerging technologies like AI, machine learning and robotics create
a new reality for public services, citizens desire rapid government
innovation,” Lyons said. “Public-sector employees will be a critical
component to meeting that expectation and to advancing technology to
better engage with citizens.”

Creating new digital tools and hiring employees with the necessary
digital skills are essential for government innovation, the survey
determined. Nearly half of respondents (44 percent) want government to
incorporate citizen feedback to improve digital applications and
services and nearly two thirds say it is important for government to
attract top talent capable of working with emerging technologies.

Methodology
Accenture surveyed 6,000 citizens aged 18 or
older in Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom and
the United States on a variety of public service issues and topics. The
survey was conducted online in May 2018. Results for the full global
sample are statistically significant with a confidence level of 95
percent and a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional
services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in
strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining
unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40
industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s
largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of
business and technology to help clients improve their performance and
create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 449,000 people
serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation
to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Contacts

Accenture
Joanne Veto, +1 703-947-2590
+1 703-963-4212 (mobile)
joanne.m.veto@accenture.com
@JoanneVeto
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WiSA – the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association – Unveils New WiSA Ready Certification

Coincides with launch of industry’s first WiSA Ready USB transmitter
from Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WiSA™
– the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association
today unveiled the
“WiSA Ready” certification, which marks an important milestone in
delivering immersive wireless audio. This new certification coincides
with the launch of the industry’s first WiSA Ready USB transmitter from
founding member Summit
Wireless Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WISA)
, which will be
compatible with forthcoming WiSA Ready sources.

The new WiSA Ready certification will clearly identify entertainment
sources – such as TVs, gaming systems or computers – that are equipped
to deliver up to eight channels of high-definition audio to WiSA
Certified speakers when connected with a WiSA USB transmitter. This new
program simplifies consumer set-up and reduces costs by replacing AV
receivers or wireless hubs with a low-cost USB accessory. Using WiSA
Ready products makes it extremely simple and convenient for consumers to
enjoy wireless multi-channel sound, eliminating the clutter, wires and
complicated installs previously required to create immersive audio
experiences

“The WiSA Ready certification is pivotal to amplifying our mission of
delivering immersive, wireless sound to those who desire exceptional
audio,” said Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “Consumer electronics
brands that leverage WiSA Certified technology will accelerate consumer
adoption and the availability of immersive wireless audio while pushing
the consumer entertainment experience to new heights.”

The new certification coincides with the launch of the industry’s
first-ever WiSA Ready USB transmitter from Summit Wireless Technologies.
As a compact USB accessory, the transmitter easily plugs into WiSA Ready
sources to deliver an immersive audio experience with WiSA Certified
interoperable products, making such systems extremely simple to set-up.

Once plugged in, the USB transmitter enables wireless, multi-channel
communication of low-latency, tightly synchronized, high-definition
audio between any WiSA Certified components, making it ideal for today’s
intelligent devices and next generation home entertainment systems while
eliminating the cost and complexities of traditional wired solutions.

“The biggest problem facing today’s highly-lucrative home entertainment
industry is the costly and timely process to install systems that
deliver immersive sound experiences,” said Brett Moyer, CEO of Summit
Wireless. “With a large majority of the marketplace desiring better
sound in the home entertainment ecosystem, our launch of the first-ever
WiSA Ready transmitter is a significant leap forward in our quest to
enable multi-channel wireless home audio.”

The WiSA Ready USB transmitter from Summit Wireless will be available
for purchase in the fourth quarter. For more information about the WiSA
Association, its technology and products, please visit www.wisaassociation.com.

About WiSA

WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) is the creator and enabler
of the industry’s most reliable interoperability standards utilized by
leading CE brands and ODMs for the consumer market. Summit Wireless, a
founding member of WiSA, provides interoperability testing so that
consumers can feel confident that all WiSA Certified components from all
brands will work together perfectly. WiSA Certified components also
eliminate the complicated set-up and wiring of traditional audio systems
by utilizing cutting-edge wireless technology to deliver immersive,
seamless sound experiences every time. Additionally, WiSA ensures
multi-channel transmission of low-latency, high-definition audio to
dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports,
gaming/esports, and more. For more information about WiSA, please visit www.wisaassociation.com.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.

Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider
of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next
generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands
and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung;
LG; Klipsch; Bang & Olufsen; Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft; and
others, the company delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for
high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports,
gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA™
(the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) and works in joint
partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standards
across the industry. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA with
sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information
please visit www.summitwireless.com.

Contacts

WiSA Contact:
Tony Ostrom
President of WiSA
tostrom@wisaassociation.org
or
Summit
Wireless Technologies Investors:

LHA
Kirsten Chapman,
415-433-3777
summit@lhai.com

CareCloud Named by Gartner’s Software Advice as FrontRunner for Top EMRs Among Enterprise Healthcare IT Companies

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EHR–CareCloud, the platform for high-growth medical groups, announced today
it was named a FrontRunner
for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software by Gartner’s Software
Advice. Designed to help companies evaluate which software products may
be right for them, FrontRunners evaluated 140 EMR products across small
and enterprise healthcare technology vendors. CareCloud’s Charts
scored among the top 3 highest-rated EMR products in the enterprise
market.

Among CareCloud Charts clients is The
Foot Group
, a podiatry practice in Willimantic, Connecticut. “With
podiatry, we have a lot of specialized workflows and our clinicians have
different ways of doing things, so it is important that we have an EMR
that is adaptable and easy to configure to a clinician’s individual
preferences,” said Karla Scanlon. DPM. “Because patient information and
labs are easy to find, Charts is helping us expedite clinical encounters
and, most importantly, ensure the continuity of care that can be
challenging to achieve in a multi-practitioner practice.”

FrontRunners is published on Software Advice, the leading online service
for businesses navigating the software selection process. FrontRunners
evaluates verified end-user reviews and product data, positioning the
top scoring products based on usability and user recommendations.
FrontRunners results for EMR software is available at this
website
.

“Our whole reason for being is to give physicians technology that helps
their practices grow and that they love to use, so being named a
FrontRunner based on what our customers have to say about our product
usability is especially gratifying and meaningful to us,” said CareCloud
CEO Ken Comée. “Through our modern cloud platform, we’re able to deliver
an effective EHR solution that is easy to use in even the most complex
situations, and we’ll continue evolving Charts to support our customers’
initiatives to deliver high quality, high value care to their patients.”

Developed in consultation with practice staff from a range of medical
specialties, CareCloud Charts is a flexible and intuitive EHR that
medical groups use to access and report clinical information, manage
patient care and engage patients. Charts is part of the company’s
comprehensive health IT platform which has received numerous industry
awards and recognitions, including being rated by KLAS
as a top cloud-based provider of revenue cycle management services for
ambulatory practices in 2017. Most recently, its patient experience
management software, Breeze, was named a finalist in the 2018 SaaS
Awards
Program in the category Best UX/UI Design for a SaaS Product.

The company’s highly flexible, customizable, and modern platform is
enabling CareCloud to rapidly deploy new features to clients serving
patients across a wide variety of specialty medical practices, both
large and small, in record time. CareCloud’s other solutions within its
integrated cloud-based platform have also received UI/UX awards in the
past thanks to the innovative, modern, and easy-to-use experience they
deliver.

To learn more about CareCloud Charts or to schedule a demo, contact
CareCloud at hello@carecloud.com,
call 877.342.7517 or visit carecloud.com/ehr.

FrontRunners constitute the subjective opinions of individual
end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented
methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an
endorsement by, Software Advice or its affiliates.

About CareCloud

CareCloud is the leading provider of cloud-based revenue cycle
management, practice management (PM), electronic health record (EHR),
patient experience management (PXM), and telemedicine solutions for
high-growth medical groups. CareCloud helps clients increase
profitability, streamline workflow and improve patient care nationwide.
The company currently manages more than $4.2 billion in annualized
accounts receivable on its integrated clinical and financial platform.
To learn more about CareCloud, visit www.carecloud.com.

Contacts

CareCloud
Lynn Shepherd, 610-613-7263
lshepherd@carecloud.com

Garmin® and Marvel introduce the vívofit® jr. 2 kid’s fitness tracker and interactive mobile app featuring Marvel’s Spider-Man

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the vívofit
jr. 2
kid’s fitness tracker1 with Marvel’s Spider-Man
themed bands and mobile app. So much more than a fitness device, the
vívofit jr. 2 provides kids with an interactive experience where
activity unlocks adventure, shaping habits for lifelong health and
fitness. In an engaging, comic book-style Spider-Verse app experience,
kids will look forward to crushing activity minute goals to unlock new
adventures, games, gems and step icons. Enhanced animations make New
York City come to life with fun fitness facts integrated into the story
to further encourage building healthy habits. With two ultra-durable,
etched Marvel Spider-Man designs, vívofit jr. 2 bands are swim-friendly2,
feature a customizable color screen, and most important of all, boast a
battery life of over a year. See
the vívofit jr. 2 in action here.


“The Spider-Man experience, both the band and the mobile app adventure,
lets kids dive into the imaginary Super Hero world through physical
activity,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer
sales. “With the vívofit jr. 2, kids get to ‘Be the Hero’ on the
playground, and are incentivized to keep moving as their activity goals
unlock new worlds within the Spider-Verse app experience. We’re excited
to add Spider-Man to our lineup of Disney, Avengers and Star Wars bands
and app storylines.”

“With an all-new hit console video game and feature film – it’s a big
year for our favorite web-slinging Super Hero,” said Kyle Laughlin,
Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences, Disney Parks,
Experiences and Consumer Products. “Marvel’s Spider-Man is a great
addition to our successful line of characters and stories that are
inspiring kids to get active.”

The Spider-Man vívofit jr. 2 is brought to life through a corresponding
app adventure, which kids explore with the help of their parents. In Web
Warriors: A Spider-Man Adventure
, kids will unfold new adventures
and explore different dimensions of the Spider-Verse. They’ll soar high
above the city alongside Spider-Man, fight Vulture with the help of
unexpected allies, and track down the Green Goblin once and for all. The
more they meet – and exceed – their activity goals, the more of the
story they’ll get to see. In addition to uncovering additional
adventures with Marvel’s Spider-Man, kids can gain access to fun games
and more. To collect gems and get more chances to play games, kids will
need to keep logging those active minutes.

The vívofit jr. 2 is a valuable tool for parents as well and comes with
a companion app3 that acts as a parental personal assistant.
From their compatible smart device, parents can view their child’s
activity, assign chores, and schedule reminder alerts that show up on
their child’s device. Task timers help kids know how much time they have
left for each chore. For added incentivization, when kids receive and
complete a given chore, parents can reward them with virtual coins that
can be redeemed for agreed-upon rewards. The app allows for multiple
profiles, so parents and siblings with compatible Garmin devices can
have their steps listed on the step leaderboard, promoting a healthy and
fit lifestyle for the whole family.

In addition to tracking steps, sleep and active minutes, kids can also
use the vívofit jr. 2 to engage in some friendly competition with their
friends and family. Toe-to-Toe™ step challenges let kids sync with
nearby friends (or themselves) for timed step competitions. Parents can
also play by downloading the Toe-to-Toe Connect IQ™ app to a compatible
device. New family challenges let users connect with other families and
compete in weekly step challenges for extra motivation to move.

The vívofit jr. 2 featuring Marvel’s Spider-Man is available for
purchase at Garmin.com and has a suggested retail price of $79.99. With
vívofit jr. 2, the adventure never ends. By swapping out their band with
an accessory band (sold separately, SRP $29.99), kids can open up a
whole new world of adventure with Disney Princess, Star Wars,
Minnie Mouse, and Avengers band options*.

The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to
enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are
runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to
stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help
them reach their health and fitness goals.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new devices and applications that are
designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five
primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine,
and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual
pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin,
twitter.com/garmin,
or youtube.com/garmin.

*Accessory bands and mobile app adventures are
compatible with first generation vívofit jr. devices.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
2 See
Garmin.com/waterrating
3 When paired with a compatible
Apple®, Android™ and Amazon Fire™ Tablet device

About Garmin

Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and vívofit are registered trademarks, and Toe-to-Toe
and Connect IQ are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

STAR WARS, and related properties and character names are
trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries,
of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

©2018 MARVEL
©Disney
©2018 MARVEL © 2018 SPAI. All
Rights Reserved

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Apple is a trademark of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands,
product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the
properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as
a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting
Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2017, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.
No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin
undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.

Contacts

Garmin International, Inc.
Mary Thompson Woodbury,
913-397-8200
media.relations@garmin.com

ACH Alert Offers Insight on How Financial Institutions Can Transform Treasury Management & Gain a Competitive Edge in Latest Whitepaper

Whitepaper highlights best practices for improving fraud prevention
efforts to enhance the account holder experience and drive profitable
growth

OOLTEWAH, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ACH
Alert
, an award-winning provider of electronic payments fraud
prevention technology for financial institutions of all sizes, today
released its latest whitepaper, “Transform
Treasury Management with Actionable Fraud Prevention Solutions.”
In
the paper, ACH Alert reveals how banks and credit unions can transform
their fraud prevention strategies to stop unauthorized transactions in
the most cost-effective and convenient manner, improve the account
holder experience, generate revenue and gain a competitive edge.

Traditional fraud prevention measures pose problems for today’s
financial institutions, especially those that are seeking to expand or
grow into new markets. This is because many fraud prevention services
burden staff with manually reviewing for fraudulent transactions and
reporting suspicious activity to the account holder. Not only is this
expensive from an operational standpoint, as well as labor-intensive and
time-consuming, these inconvenient methods can frustrate account
holders, negatively impacting their experience with their financial
institution. Addressing this issue should be a priority, as 78 percent
of organizations across the U.S. experienced payments fraud in 2017 – a
record high according to the AFP
Payments Fraud Survey
.

ACH Alert’s whitepaper explores how financial institutions can leverage
actionable fraud prevention tools to make treasury management more
profitable, retain existing and attract new account holders, improve the
account holder experience and support their institution’s future growth.
ACH Alert offers several best practices for achieving this, such as
empowering account holders to detect and respond to suspicious
transactions, automating the fraud detection and response process, and
using the latest biometric technologies, like voice biometric
authentication to balance the need for a secure and convenient banking
experience.

“Banks and credit unions are no longer only competing with the financial
institution down the block. To remain competitive in today’s market,
financial institutions must provide services, experiences and technology
that are compatible with the way consumers conduct their every day
life,” said Deborah Peace, chief executive officer of ACH Alert. “By
automating fraud detection and prevention, institutions can enhance the
flow of transactions and add value to the account holder experience,
which is crucial because the organization that is easiest to do business
with ultimately gains the competitive edge.”

To download the whitepaper, visit ACH
Alert’s website
.

About ACH Alert

Founded in 2007, ACH Alert provides patented, innovative fraud detection
services to financial institutions ranging from community banks to top
tier financial institutions. Relying on more than 25 years of industry
experience, ACH Alert assists financial institutions in mitigating the
risks associated with electronic payments. ACH Alert is the 2012
recipient of the Kevin O’Brien ACH Quality Award, the highest award for
quality in the ACH Network industry. For more information, visit www.achalert.com,
or follow them on Twitter @ACHAlert,
Facebook,
or LinkedIn.

Contacts

For ACH Alert
Mallory Griffin, 678-781-7225
mallory@williammills.com

Invengo lance la toute dernière version de sa plate-forme numérique ACUITY pour la gestion des stocks de linge

LA CIOTAT, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Invengo a annoncé aujourd’hui de nouvelles améliorations sur sa
plate-forme numérique ACUITY, confirmant son engagement à permettre aux
groupes de blanchisseries, aux hôtels et aux établissements de santé de
maîtriser entièrement leurs stocks de linge, où qu’ils soient et à tout
moment.

Cette nouvelle étape constitue un grand pas en avant par rapport à la
version précédente, car elle permet aux professionnels du linge
d’obtenir une visibilité complète et en temps réel de leurs inventaires,
optimisant ainsi les niveaux de stocks et leur disponibilité grâce à des
rapports d’analyse et tableaux de bord dans le Cloud.

Cette toute dernière version d’ACUITY propose une offre supérieure de
SaaS (software-as-a-service) dans le Cloud pour les entreprises qui
recherchent une solution prête à l’emploi, réduisant considérablement le
coût total d’investissement, la complexité technique et le temps
d’installation, tout en fournissant aux utilisateurs un accès instantané
à leur plate-forme de gestion du linge depuis n’importe quel appareil
connecté et n’importe quelle position géographique. Libérés des
contraintes d’hébergement, de maintenance de leur propre serveur et des
mises à jour logicielles, les utilisateurs peuvent bénéficier de données
plus sécurisées et plus fiables.

La plate-forme améliorée supporte également un ensemble de stations «
intelligentes » RFID UHF nouvelle génération, dont la
cabine
u-Door
Lite
le
portique e-Way 500 
et la station
de table TTS500 
, qui bénéficient du stockage direct de données
RFID sécurisées dans le cloud, ainsi que d’une configuration,
installation et support à distance.

« Cette plate-forme améliorée suit une série d’avancées
technologiques que nous mettons en œuvre chez Invengo et souligne notre
engagement à répondre aux besoins complexes de nos clients en termes de
fiabilité et d’accessibilité des données à tout instant. » a déclaré
Richard Bailly, directeur général d’Invengo Technologies. « Nos clients
professionnels du linge ont la possibilité de bénéficier de notre offre
à la demande sans avoir à payer pour toute la prestation mais uniquement
le montant exact de la prestation utilisée ».

À PROPOS D’INVENGO

Invengo est un leader mondial de solutions de connectivité RAIN RFID et
HF de qualité unanimement reconnue, utilisées dans l’Internet des
objets. Invengo est l’une des plus grandes entreprises RFID cotées en
bourse (SZSE: 002161.SZ).

Invengo Textile Services, basée en France, a développé ACUITY, une
plate-forme de visibilité des stocks en temps réel, qui allie logiciels,
matériel RFID et services. www.invengo-textile.com

Contacts

Invengo
Angeline Fraud, +33 4 1396 1127
marketing.tcas@invengo.com

Twispay et Blue Air collaborent afin d’étendre les paiements numériques

BUCAREST, Roumanie–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Air, la plus grande compagnie aérienne régulière roumaine en termes
de passagers transportés, et Twispay, société européenne à capitaux
suisses de traitement de paiements et pionnier de la FinTech, ont
annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement d’un partenariat pour l’intégration du
paiement permettant à une clientèle mondiale d’effectuer des paiements
en ligne via les services de paiement de Twispay.

Les contraintes de temps sont considérables dans le secteur de
l’aviation. Les compagnies aérienne ont appris à adapter leurs modèles
économique et tarifaire en fonction d’un très grand nombre de fortes
fluctuations, allant de modifications majeures de la demande et des
coûts opérationnels aux aléas météorologiques. La fiabilité et la
flexibilité de l’intégration du traitement des paiements sont par
conséquent essentielles. La possibilité d’accepter des paiements en
ligne rapidement, de façon sûre et facile est fondamentale pour toute
entreprise du 21ème siècle, et certainement pour une
compagnie aérienne.

“Il était essentiel pour nous d’établir un partenariat avec une
société de services de paiement capable de comprendre les spécificités
opérationnelles du transport aérien et de gérer de gros volumes de
transactions. Nous cherchions en outre un prestataire de services de
paiement pouvant offrir à la fois un concept de paiement sûr et un flux
d’achat facile à nos clients ainsi qu’un excellent support pour les
intégrations techniques. Nous sommes convaincus que Blue Air a trouvé le
partenaire idéal avec
Twispay,” a déclaré Tudor
Constantinescu, Chief Commercial Officer de Blue Air.

“Nous sommes ravis d’avoir été en mesure d’étendre l’expérience de
paiement des voyageurs de Blue Air. Twispay a assuré une intégration
harmonieuse du flux de paiement au travers d’une personnalisation
granulaire, et nous sommes très fiers des modèles personnalisés et reçus
qui ont été intégrés aux parcours des clients. Nous avons fourni à Blue
Air notre tableau de bord performant qui couvre tous les besoins en
reporting, et nous avons implémenté des mesures de protection
anti-fraude perfectionnées qui permettront à la compagnie aérienne de se
développer et de se concentrer sur l’essentiel,”
a conclu Cristi
Gheorghe, Marketing & Product Director de Twispay.

A propos de Blue Air

Blue Air, la plus grande compagnie aérienne à capitaux privés roumains,
opère depuis plus de 13 ans, offrant désormais un réseau de 100 lignes
directes en Belgique, à Chypre, au Danemark, en Finlande, en France, en
Allemagne, en Grèce, en Irlande, en Israël, en Italie, en Norvège, au
Portugal, en Roumanie, en Suède, en Espagne et au Royaume-Uni.

A propos de Twispay

Soutenu par sa propre banque acquéreuse – Capital Financial Services – Twispay
est un organisme de paiement européen à capitaux suisses et un pionnier
de la FinTech, offrant aux commerçants en ligne un accès aisé à une
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Blue Air
Ana ZIDĂRESCU
PR Coordinator
+40756208916
pr@blueair.aero
www.blueairweb.com
ou
Twispay
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Marketing Manager
+40757699440
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Allison Transmission Announces Global Launch of 9-Speed Transmission and Expanded Electrification Portfolio At IAA

Company also continues work to support customers with connected
capabilities for a single, efficient fleet management experience

HANNOVER, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allison Transmission today announced that it will offer its medium-duty,
fully automatic 9-speed transmission globally, and that it has developed
an electric hybrid system with purely electric extended range. The news
was revealed at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

“Right now is an exciting time to be part of Allison and our industry as
a whole,” said David S. Graziosi, president and CEO of Allison
Transmission. “There is more rapid change in our industry and more
Allison initiatives underway today than at any point during the last
decade.”

With its deep first gear ratio and industry-leading ratio coverage, the
Allison 9-speed transmission provides significant fuel savings as the
highly efficient gear train allows the torque converter to lock up early
in first gear. Additionally, the 9-speed includes an optional integral
engine stop-start system that provides immediate transmission engagement
and vehicle hold while the engine is restarted. Providing value for a
variety of applications, the 9-speed transmission is ideal for
distribution trucks, rental and lease trucks, and school buses.

“With this new transmission, Allison continues to demonstrate its
commitment to help achieve standards regarding fuel efficiency and
vehicle emissions,” said Graziosi.

The Allison 9-speed model leverages the proven durability of the Allison
2000 Series™ 6-speed transmissions, which have accumulated more than 100
billion miles globally. It has been designed to utilize the same vehicle
manufacturer’s interfaces as its 6-speed predecessor, providing ease of
integration into vehicles currently released with the Allison 2000
Series.

In addition to the 9-speed transmission, Allison also announced the
expansion of its electrification portfolio with an electric hybrid
system that includes a purely electric extended range—up to 15
kilometers. Ideal for transit bus and motor coach applications, the
system features zero-emissions with engine off, including approaching,
during and leaving passenger stops for a quieter and healthier
environment.

Additional features include a higher energy Li-ion battery for extended
engine off range; a smaller, lighter dual inverter with water ethylene
glycol cooling for more efficient operation; and Increased Power
Accessory II to improve fuel economy by using the hybrid system to power
accessory components like air conditioning, air compressors and power
steering.

“This hybrid with extended electric range builds on one of the most
dependable and efficient hybrid-propulsion systems,” said Graziosi.
“With over 8,000 buses around the world using our system since 2003,
Allison was a pioneer in electrification and remains a trusted brand.”

The system is pure electric capable, but no electric charging
infrastructure is required. Battery charging is accomplished via
regenerative braking and engine operation. The regenerative braking
capability can extend the brake change interval by up to 350 percent.
The two-mode split parallel architecture improves fuel economy up to 25
percent.

Beyond the 9-speed transmission and extended electrification portfolio,
Allison also continues to work with telematics service providers (TSPs)
and vehicle manufacturers to support existing and new customers with
connected capabilities for a single, efficient fleet management
experience.

Backwards compatible to fourth generation electronic controls, which
were first produced in 2005, the new connected capabilities will provide
insight into over 170 different transmission conditions. This will
provide fleet management and maintenance staff with the insight they
need to improve vehicle uptime.

Allison will begin delivering transmission health information via
multiple North American TSPs by year-end. Support for additional
applications and global regions is planned.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of
fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial
vehicles, and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city
buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications
including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes,
defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people
worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has
regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with
manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also
has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations
worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.

Contacts

Allison Transmission
Corporate Affairs & Communications
media@allisontransmission.com
317-242-5000

Magnox Limited streamlines and automates invoice processing with Proactis

WETHERBY, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Proactis, the global spend management and B2B eCommerce company, today
announced that Magnox Limited, the management and operations contractor
responsible for safely managing 12 nuclear sites in the UK, is using the Proactis
Invoice Capture Managed Service
to drive process efficiency and cost
reduction within invoice processing.

Magnox, owned by Cavendish Fluor Partnership, previously relied on
manual paper handling and invoice entry. This time-consuming process has
been replaced by a fully automated solution. All invoices are now
captured and sent via Proactis to its ERP solution, Unit4 Business World
On!. Invoices, regardless of their format, paper or electronic, are
handled directly by the Invoice
Capture Managed Service
, removing the need to scan and key-in
invoice data.

If a PDF invoice is sent by email, this is automatically imported –
“intelligent” data capture extracts key, defined invoice values and
cleanses them for accuracy. When an invoice is not compliant, such as
missing or invalid values, Magnox resolves the issue through the
web-based query desk, which includes the ability to engage suppliers
directly to assist with the resolution. This dedicated process is
critical to driving a structured resolution to query invoices.

Carl Jenner of Magnox states: “The Proactis service means we no longer
need to handle incoming invoices, irrespective of how they are sent, or
the manual entry of information. This frees up staff to focus on more
value-add activities and the web based query capability drives further
efficiencies for us. The ability to view it from our existing Unit4
system ensures we have instant access to each invoice as we need it and
we have welcomed the knowledge and expertise from Proactis, especially
as a strategic partner of Unit4.”

The control that comes with automatically capturing, scanning and
importing invoices improves the resolution of non-compliant invoices and
drives transparency throughout the process, and significantly reduces
wasted time and money previously spent on discrepancies.

Magnox is also adopting further solutions from Proactis to assist with
the entire Source-to-Pay
process. The Procurement team has selected solutions for supplier
management, sourcing as well as the electronic marketplace, all
integrating seamlessly with Business World On!, helping both Procurement
and Finance drive optimum efficiency and effectiveness across the entire
organisation.

About Proactis
Proactis
helps organisations around the world to operate faster, leaner, smarter
by rethinking the way they do commerce to thrive in the digital economy.
We enable both buyers and sellers to eliminate wasted time, money and
talent by transforming the way they buy and sell goods and services,
while eliminating risk.

Proactis solutions are used daily by over 3 million people in 100+
countries, serving 1,000 enterprise clients. Our integrated spend
management solutions streamline every aspect of buying and paying for
all types of goods and services, while our integrated digital marketing,
selling and invoicing solutions streamline B2B sales processes.

proactis.com

Contacts

Proactis
Chris Ridley
Chris.ridley@proactis.com
+44
(0)1937 545070

Philip Morris International Inc. to Host Webcast of 2018 Investor Day

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) will host a live audio
webcast at www.pmi.com/2018InvestorDay
of presentations and Q&A session by senior management at its 2018
Investor Day, which will be held at its Operations Center in Lausanne,
Switzerland, on September 27, 2018.

The presentations and Q&A session will be webcast live in a listen-only
mode beginning on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at approximately 8:55
a.m. CET and concluding at approximately 5:00 p.m. CET. Times are local
Swiss. A copy of the slides and full transcript will be made available
at www.pmi.com/2018InvestorDay.

The audio webcast may also be accessed on iOS or Android devices by
downloading PMI’s free Investor Relations Mobile Application at www.pmi.com/irapp.

An archive of the webcast will be available until Friday, October 26,
2018.

Philip Morris International: Who We Are

We are a leading international tobacco company engaged in the
manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other nicotine-containing
products in markets outside the United States of America. We’re building
our future on smoke-free products that are a much better consumer choice
than continuing to smoke cigarettes. Through multidisciplinary
capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and
scientific substantiation, we aim to ensure that our smoke-free products
meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements.
Our vision is that these products ultimately replace cigarettes to the
benefit of adult smokers, society, our company and our shareholders. For
more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com.

Contacts

Philip Morris International Inc.
Investor Relations:
New York:
+1 (917) 663 2233
Lausanne: +41 (0)58 242 4666
InvestorRelations@pmi.com
or
Media:
Lausanne:
+41 (0)58 242 4500
Iro.Antoniadou@pmi.com