Energy efficiency to be a focus for UK-Singapore low carbon collaboration

24/10/2014 / Singapore / efficiency / energy / low-carbon / news

The Carbon Trust and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) today announced that they will be working together to help SMEs in Singapore to improve their energy efficiency. The announcement of the collaboration is being made at Kew Gardens in London as part of the official state visit to the UK of Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore.

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DAFZA’s Wi-Fi service attracts high Interest at Gitex Technology 2014

24/10/2014 / DAFZA / Duba / Wi-Fi / freezone / news / technology

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) generated positive response and high interest at the recent Gitex Technology Week 2014, the largest information and communications technology (ICT) event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. DAFZA’s newly launched Wi-Fi service in particular attracted much attention from visitors. The freezone is among the first free zones in the world to provide employees and customers with complementary Wi-Fi connection speed of up to 1 Mbps.

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Vodafone partnership to use mobile phones to boost productivity and incomes of 30,000 Tanzanian farmers

24/10/2014 / Connected Farmer Alliance / Tanzania / agriculture / mobile / news / technology

The Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA), a public-private partnership between Vodafone Group, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and not-for-profit organisation TechnoServe, has announced its first commercial agreement to use mobile technology to increase the productivity of thousands of low-income, smallholder farmers in Tanzania.

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Navico acquires MARIS to expand its portfolio of commercial marine electronics

24/10/2014 / MARIS / Navico / acquisition / e-navigation / maritime / news / technology

Navico Holding AS, parent company to the Simrad brand of navigational marine electronics, has reached an agreement to acquire MARIS (Maritime Information Systems A/S) from The Grieg Group. MARIS is a leading supplier of data solutions to the commercial maritime sector related to navigation, voyage optimisation, and voyage monitoring, with over 10,000 navigation systems delivered to date, making it one of the leading suppliers of ECDIS systems globally. This strategic acquisition is see as a significant milestone in Navico’s continued investment in the commercial marine sector.

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