Nilesat builds broadcast playout facility with PlayBox servers

PlayBox Neo has completed a large broadcast playout system for Nilesat at its headquarters in Cairo. One of the largest telecommunication networks in the Middle East, Nilesat provides a wide range of satellite-based facilities including transmission of over 700 television channels, 600 of which are free-to-air. The new system was provided by PlayBox Neo channel…

AFIG Funds pitches for NEM Insurance

Nigerian insurance group NEM Insurance Plc has gained investment by private equity fund manager Advanced Finance and Investment Group. AFIG has acquired 29.9% of NEM’s shares. This transaction now makes AFIG Funds the largest shareholder in NEM, and marks the commencement of a strategic partnership between AFIG Funds and NEM, as the company embarks on…

AlphaFold system development and scientific discovery

With a strongly interdisciplinary approach to its work, DeepMind has brought together experts from the fields of structural biology, physics, and machine learning to apply cutting-edge techniques to predict the 3D structure of a protein based solely on its genetic sequence. The system, AlphaFold, which we have been working on for the past two years,…

AURAK gets SACSCOC accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has accredited the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) at its 2018 Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America. SACSCOC, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern United States, has…

Swedish Lorry Parts cuts retrieval times with Kardex Remstar system

At its headquarters in Tumba, near Stockholm, Swedish Lorry Parts stores high-quality machinery parts. They are shipped from there to customers in Sweden and throughout the world. The company is committed to keeping 95 per cent of all parts in stock and shipping them on the same day as the order is received. Such prompt…

LAPP presents more innovations at Motek 2018

System solutions are a major trend in connection technology. Fully assembled, ready-to-connect connection systems from a single source deliver high quality and save time. Machine and equipment manufacturers will find an extensive range on the LAPP stand at Motek 2018. It features everything from custom cable assemblies to servo assemblies for connection of servo drives…

How COOs can create sustainable growth capacity

The emergence and proliferation of exponential technologies such as AI and IoT will challenge organisations’ ability to innovate at speed and scale to remain competitive. Within a few years, modern executives will have to consider the impact of machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT and even quantum computing on their businesses. These technologies hold untold potential…