Radwin radios overcome major RF interference in Bogota

Radwin said that a leading university in Bogota, Colombia – Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina (FUAA) – has deployed the Radwin 2000 D+ Point-to-Point (PtP) radios to upgrade its MPLS network.

Radwin´s D+ radios deliver mega-capacity of up to 750 Mbps and provide the university with high-speed connectivity to support applications including internet browsing, database replication, IP telephony, videoconferencing and remote video surveillance. WiCom Networks, a leading turnkey solution provider in Colombia, was in charge of project design and implementation

Radwin is a leading provider of wireless Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint and FiberinMotion® solutions for wireless broadband-in-motion.

WiCom Networks is a dynamic company that specializes in providing its customers with integrated solutions in information technology and communications (ICT).

Radwin radios overcome major RF interference in Bogota

Radwin said that a leading university in Bogota, Colombia – Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina (FUAA) – has deployed the Radwin 2000 D+ Point-to-Point (PtP) radios to upgrade its MPLS network.

Radwin´s D+ radios deliver mega-capacity of up to 750 Mbps and provide the university with high-speed connectivity to support applications including internet browsing, database replication, IP telephony, videoconferencing and remote video surveillance. WiCom Networks, a leading turnkey solution provider in Colombia, was in charge of project design and implementation

Radwin is a leading provider of wireless Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint and FiberinMotion® solutions for wireless broadband-in-motion.

Practice Fusion expands leadership team

Practice Fusion said it has hired four new members to its leadership team: Matt Ackley as chief marketing officer; Dorothy Gemmell as senior vice president, life science practice and strategic partnerships; Tim Rauschenbach as vice president, customer service and support; and Dave Caldwell as senior vice president, enterprise solutions.

Additionally, Alan Black has joined Practice Fusion´s board of directors as its newest director, and will also serve as the chairperson of the audit committee.

The expansion of its leadership bench with industry veterans from the technology and health sectors further strengthens Practice Fusion´s continued growth and forward momentum for achieving its long-term business plans.

Practice Fusion is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform for doctors and patients, with a mission of connecting doctors, patients and data to drive better health and save lives.

LICT Corporation Q2 2015 revenues up 2.9%

LICT Corporation (OTC: LICT) said its second quarter 2015 revenues increased by USD0.6 million, or 2.9 percent, to USD21.7 million compared to the corresponding quarter in 2014.

EBITDA before corporate costs was USD9.4 million, as compared to USD9.3 million in the previous year´s second quarter. All 2014 amounts have been restated to reflect the sale of the company´s New York operations, DFT Communications Corporation, which closed in December 2014. As part of that transaction, LICT retains a note receivable of USD3.25 million and has a 20 percent on-going equity interest in those operations.

Non-regulated revenues grew by 16.7 percent to USD9.2 million from the prior year´s USD7.8 million due to increased broadband and competitive local exchange carrier (“CLEC”) revenues. Regulated revenues were USD12.5 million in the 2015 second quarter, off USD0.7 million from the prior year´s quarter, reflecting lower intra-state revenues, primarily at our New Mexico operation, and lower interstate revenues across almost all of our operations.

Earnings per share from continuing operations during the second quarter were USD90 per share in 2015 versus USD89 per share in 2014. Shares outstanding at June 30, 2015, were 22,156 versus 22,272 at December 31, 2014 and 22,327 at June 30, 2014.

LICT Corporation is a holding company with subsidiaries in broadband and other telecommunications services that actively seeks acquisitions, principally in its existing business areas.

Videocon d2h launches direct to mobile TV app

Videocon d2h Limited (NASDAQ: VDTH) said it has reinforced its investment in over-the-top (OTT) services with the launch of a mobile TV app.

The new app, called Direct to Mobile TV, will make it possible for Videocon d2h subscribers to watch television anytime, anywhere on their mobile phones.

The direct to mobile TV app will give viewers instant access to a wide range of news, entertainment, sports and movie channels. Videocon d2h subscribers can watch more than 70 select live TV channels and more than 3000 movies and videos available in the library.

The offerings to keep viewers entertained on the go includes popular channels, such as Sony TV, Sony MAX, Sony Music, Sab TV, AajTak and many other regional language channels. The existing Videocon d2h subscribers can view these channels using the Direct to Mobile TV app for Rs. 60 per month. This service also features a program guide, show reminders and social media integration, besides the What´s Hot section.

Arup marks opening of Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel

Arup said it has marked the official opening of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel in Toronto on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

The project was procured by owner-operator PortsToronto as a public-private partnership (P3) structured under a design-build-finance-maintain model with Forum Infrastructure Partners.

In this capacity, Forum acted as lead developer, with PCL Constructors Canada Inc. as design-builder, Arup as lead designer, Technicore Underground Inc. as tunnel contractor, and Johnson Controls as facility manager. In collaboration with design-build lead PCL, Arup was the lead tunnel designer for the project, including the temporary support and the permanent lining design, and also provided technical support and general review services during construction.

Built under the Western Gap of Toronto Harbor on Lake Ontario, the USD82.5M P3 project connects the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to downtown Toronto. Arup designed the tunnel as well as the mainland shaft situated six meters from the water´s edge, and the island shaft, the mainland terminal building and the connection to the existing airport terminal on the island side. The airport remained open and uninterrupted during all stages of construction.

Arup performed all numerical analyses for temporary support of drift bores and main tunnel excavation activities, in addition to the final lining of the main tunnel.

The 10-meter cut diameter of this tunnel makes it one of the largest tunnels to be constructed in shale bedrock in the greater Toronto area. Arup monitored movements in the shafts, drift tunnels, and main tunnel excavation, which enabled design requirements to change to better suit the project.

Silicon Valley Data Science partners with Health Integrated

Health Integrated said it has announced a strategic partnership with consulting firm Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS).

The two companies have had a consulting relationship since March 2014 when Health Integrated tapped SVDS to help shape its proprietary data architecture, a key to its data-driven managed care solutions for health plans that serve the most vulnerable patient populations.

Health Integrated uses precision data to focus on the relatively small segment of patients who account for a large share of healthcare plan costs. The partnership includes a strategic investment from SVDS, which enables a deeper level of services collaboration and strategic advisory.

Health Integrated enables health plans to effectively manage its members and control costs through its highly scalable precision empowered care management delivery model.

Based in Mountain View, California, Silicon Valley Data Science works in holistic teams trained in strategic and agile approaches: whether using data to understand customers or build new go-to-market offerings, they help clients to iterate toward big data applications that create meaningful business impact.

Bag-free travel available at Gatwick Airport

Portr and London Gatwick said that the London-based travel tech start-up has just launched its AirPortr luggage transfer service at the airport.

Gatwick passengers can now take advantage of the same-day, on demand luggage service which provides bag-free travel to and from their home, workplace or holiday destination within London, Gatwick and surrounding/ connecting London corridor*.

AirPortr´s team of concierges and drivers collect and deliver passengers´ often burdensome baggage between their location and the airport within hours and at a time suited to them. Passengers can now travel bag-free, resulting in quicker, lighter and stress free journeys.

Departing travellers with an afternoon or evening flight can be free to make the most of their departure day, leaving it later before making the journey to the airport as they no longer have to factor in extra time carrying their heavy luggage.

Founded in 2012, AirPortr has delivered thousands of bags to-date and all with a 100 percent customer satisfaction record.

Gatwick Airport is the UK´s second largest airport. It serves more than 200 destinations in 90 countries for more than 38 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services.

Lloyds profits increases to £1.2 billion while PPI compensation costs rise by £1.4 billion

Lloyds Banking Group has set aside a further £1.4bn to cover compensation claims by customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), but has declared a 38% rise in half year profits to £1.2bn, it was reported on Friday.

A total of £13bn for compensation costs has now been set aside by the bank, which was bailed out by the UK government during the financial crisis and received £22.5bn of taxpayers’ money.

The bank was recently fined a record £117m by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over the mis-sold PPI.

Lloyds is said to have identified approximately 1.2 million previously defended PPI complaints for re-review at the end of 2014, but this figure has now increased to 1.4 million cases. Those cases were being reviewed following a fine by the FCA, as a result of an investigation into the way that around 2.3 million complaints were handled. The FCA investigation found the bank mis-handled complaints between March 2012 and May 2013.

According to reports, the three months to the end of June represents the last quarter in which the bank can make set aside PPI compensation against its corporation tax bill.

Antonio Horta-Osorio, Lloyds’ chief executive, was quoted as saying: “Today’s results demonstrate the strong progress we have made in the first half of the year.

“We remain focused on our aim to become the best bank for customer sand shareholders, while at the same time supporting the UK economy.”

The UK government has reduced its stake in the bank to 15%, down from the 43% that it bought at the height of the financial crisis This stake has been steadily reduced over the twelve months by sales of shares to institutional investors. Analysts expect the government to announce a discounted share sale to the public in the early half of next year, when the stake is set to be as low at 5%.