Ai-Media Lança LEXI 3.0 Impulsionado por IA: O Futuro da Legenda Automática ao Vivo

SYDNEY, Austrália, May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  A Ai-Media, líder mundial em soluções de legendagem profissional, tem o orgulho de anunciar o lançamento do LEXI 3.0, a nova e aprimorada versão da sua principal solução de legendagem automática ao vivo. Com aprimoramentos de ponta e novos recursos, o LEXI 3.0 é a solução de legendagem automática mais precisa e avançada do mundo, oferecendo resultados que fornecem legendas humanas por uma fração do custo.

Auditorias independentes confirmam que o LEXI 3.0 fornece consistentemente resultados com 35% menos erros de reconhecimento, formatação e pontuação do que a versão anterior.

Essencialmente, o LEXI 3.0 introduz novos recursos automatizados, incluindo identificação de falantes e posicionamento de legendas com tecnologia de IA para evitar interferência na tela. Os resultados médios de qualidade aumentaram significativamente de 98,2% para 98,7% Ner com esta versão.

O LEXI 3.0 é uma solução acessível sob demanda perfeita para legendagem ao vivo em uma ampla gama de tipos de conteúdo – desde a transmissão linear de TV, OTT, Esportes ao Vivo e Transmissões ao Vivo, até reuniões, eventos, palestras e muito mais.

O cofundador e CEO da Ai-Media, Tony Abrahams, disse:

“Depois de vinte anos, finalmente conseguimos tornar a legendagem automática ao vivo uma realidade. O LEXI 3.0 é um divisor de águas. Estamos vendo uma adoção acelerada de legendas automáticas impulsionada por um aumento significativo da qualidade, redução da latência e lançamento de novos recursos de IA que anteriormente exigiam intervenção manual, como alterações de falantes e colocação de legendas sem obscurecer recursos visuais importantes.

O LEXI 3.0 está disponível imediatamente para os clientes existentes da Ai-Media sem nenhum custo adicional e é entregue com qualquer codificador iCap (hardware, Alta e Falcon) conectado à iCap Cloud Network da Ai-Media.

Para mais informação sobre o LEXI 3.0 clique aqui.

Sobre a Ai-Media

Fundada na Austrália em 2003, a empresa de tecnologia Ai-Media é líder global no fornecimento de soluções de legendagem, transcrição e tradução ao vivo e gravadas de alta qualidade. A empresa ajuda as principais emissoras, empresas e agências governamentais do mundo a garantir alta precisão, segurança e custo-benefício por meio da sua solução de legendagem automática LEXI com tecnologia de AI e uma gama completa de hardware de legendagem. Em todo o mundo, a tecnologia Ai-Media proporciona 7 milhões de minutos de conteúdo de mídia ao vivo e gravado, eventos online e transmissões na web todos os meses. Ai-Media (ASX: AIM) começou a ser negociada no ASX em 15 de setembro de 2020. Para mais informação sobre a Ai-Media visite Ai-Media.tv.

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Ai-Media dévoile la solution LEXI 3.0 basée sur l’IA : l’avenir du sous-titrage automatique en direct

SYDNEY, Australie, 04 mai 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ai-Media, le leader mondial des solutions de sous-titrage professionnel, est fier d’annoncer le lancement de LEXI 3.0, la nouvelle version améliorée de sa solution phare de sous-titrage automatique en direct. Grâce à de nouvelles fonctionnalités et des améliorations à la pointe de la technologie, LEXI 3.0 est la solution de sous-titrage automatique la plus précise et avancée au monde, qui permet des résultats rivalisant avec les sous-titres d’origine humaine à une fraction du coût.

Des audits indépendants confirment que LEXI 3.0 fournit systématiquement des résultats avec une réduction de 35 % des erreurs de reconnaissance, de formatage et de ponctuation par rapport à la version précédente.

Essentiellement, LEXI 3.0 introduit de nouvelles fonctionnalités automatisées, notamment l’identification du locuteur et le placement de sous-titres optimisé par l’IA afin d’éviter les interférences à l’écran. Les résultats de qualité moyenne ont considérablement augmenté, passant d’une REN (reconnaissance d’entités nommées) de 98,2 % à 98,7 % avec cette version.

LEXI 3.0 est une solution à la demande et abordable, parfaite pour le sous-titrage en direct de toutes sortes de types de contenu : allant de la télédiffusion linéaire aux conférences, en passant par l’OTT, les événements sportifs et les diffusions en direct, les réunions et les événements, et bien plus.

Tony Abrahams, co-fondateur et PDG d’Ai-Media, a déclaré :

« Au bout de 20 années d’efforts, nous avons finalement déchiffré le Saint-Graal pour que le sous-titrage automatique en direct devienne une réalité. LEXI 3.0 change la donne. Nous constatons une accélération de l’adoption du sous-titrage automatique stimulée par une augmentation considérable de la qualité, une réduction de la latence et le lancement de nouvelles fonctionnalités d’IA qui nécessitaient auparavant une intervention manuelle, comme les changements de locuteur et le placement des sous-titres afin de ne pas masquer les visuels importants.

« LEXI 3.0 est disponible immédiatement pour les clients actuels d’Ai-Media sans frais supplémentaires. Elle est livrée avec n’importe quel encodeur iCap (matériel, Alta et Falcon) connecté au réseau iCap Cloud d’Ai-Media. »

Pour en savoir plus sur LEXI 3.0, cliquez ici.

À propos d’Ai-Media

Fondée en Australie en 2003, la société technologique Ai-Media est un leader mondial dans la fourniture de solutions de traduction, de transcription et de sous-titrage enregistré et en direct d’excellente qualité. La société aide les principaux diffuseurs, entreprises et organismes gouvernementaux du monde à assurer des sous-titrages de haute précision, sécurisés et rentables via sa solution de sous-titrage automatique LEXI optimisée par l’IA et une gamme complète de matériel de sous-titrage. À l’échelle mondiale, la technologie Ai-Media livre 7 millions de minutes de contenu multimédia, d’événements en ligne et de flux Web en direct et enregistrés chaque mois. Ai-Media (ASX : AIM) a commencé à échanger sur l’ASX le 15 septembre 2020. Pour plus d’informations sur Ai-Media, veuillez consulter Ai-Media.tv.

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Deriv Expands Global Reach with 7 New Offices

Deriv’s new office locations in 2022

In 2022, Deriv opened 2 new offices in Asia, 2 in Europe, and one each in South America, Oceania, and the Caribbean.

CYBERJAYA, Malaysia, May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Deriv, one of the world’s largest online brokers, opened 7 new offices worldwide in 2022 to broaden its reach and leverage talented professionals spread across the globe.

In the fast-moving world of financial trading, changes are inevitable. Trading firms need to adapt to the evolving financial environment and innovate on their feet. Deriv has always been a broker able to adapt to changes. Last year was one of success and expansion for the firm, reflected in its opening of 7 new offices worldwide.

Deriv’s new office locations ranged from Vanuatu in the east to the Cayman Islands in the west and spanned 3 continents. Deriv opened 2 new offices in Asia, 2 in Europe, and one each in South America, Oceania, and the Caribbean.

Deriv opened 7 new offices worldwide in 2022

Singapore and Amman, Jordan, became Deriv’s latest offices in Asia. Reading, UK, and Berlin, Germany, were the European additions to Deriv workplaces. A new office was set up in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, making it the company’s second workplace in the country, adding to its existing address in Asunción. George Town, Cayman Islands, and Port Vila, Vanuatu, were the other Deriv workplaces in 2022.

The latest additions take the total Deriv office count up to 20 in 16 countries and will help the company reach new clients in more locations as it looks to become the world’s number 1 trading provider.

As it expands globally, Deriv aims to tap into the vast talent pool that exists across the world and provide its employees with the best tools to enhance their knowledge, skills, and experience which will in turn enable them to contribute to the company’s growth and success. Several Deriv locations have been certified with the ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2022 by Great Place to Work® (GPTW).

Jean-Yves Sireau, the CEO of Deriv, said: “At Deriv, we believe that talent isn’t restricted by geography. Our 7 new offices have allowed us to explore new markets — some of them in non-English-speaking countries — and hire quality professionals to help us achieve our goals in 2023. We are expanding our reach by adding new products and services, and customising them to local needs as we integrate our systems with AI language tools, including Amazon Translate.”

He added: “Our hires at the new offices have helped us strengthen our technical infrastructure, add expertise, and create localised educational materials for traders on our platforms.”

Over the course of 2023, Deriv will look to add new employees at its latest offices and to its existing multinational and multicultural workforce — that currently stands at over 1,200 — as it aims to become the world’s number 1 trading provider. If you want to be part of this successful and fast-growing team, check out open positions at Deriv.

About Deriv

Starting its journey in 1999, Deriv’s mission has been to make online trading accessible to anyone, anywhere. Deriv’s product offering includes intuitive trading platforms, over 200 tradable assets (in markets such as forex, stocks, and cryptocurrencies), unique trade types, and more. With more than 1,200 employees in 20 global offices spread across 16 countries, Deriv strives to provide the best work environment, which includes positive work culture, timely addressing of employee concerns, celebrating achievements, and conducting initiatives to boost their morale.

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Aleksandra Zuzic
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Deriv accroît sa présence dans le monde avec 7 nouveaux bureaux

Les nouveaux bureaux de Deriv en 2022

En 2022, Deriv a ouvert deux nouveaux bureaux en Asie, deux en Europe et un en Amérique du Sud, en Océanie et dans les Caraïbes.

CYBERJAYA, Malaisie, 04 mai 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Deriv, l’un des plus grands brokers en ligne au monde, a ouvert 7 nouveaux bureaux dans le monde en 2022 afin d’élargir sa présence et de s’appuyer sur des professionnels talentueux répartis dans le monde entier.

Dans un monde en constante évolution des transactions financières, les changements sont inévitables. Les sociétés de trading doivent s’adapter à l’évolution de l’environnement financier et innover en permanence. Deriv a toujours été un broker capable de s’adapter aux changements. L’année dernière a été marquée par le succès et l’expansion de la société, comme en témoigne l’ouverture de sept nouveaux bureaux dans le monde.

Les nouveaux bureaux de Deriv se situent entre le Vanuatu à l’est et les îles Caïmans à l’ouest et couvrent trois continents. Deriv a ouvert 2 nouveaux bureaux en Asie, 2 en Europe, et un en Amérique du Sud, en Océanie et dans les Caraïbes.

Deriv a ouvert 7 nouveaux bureaux dans le monde en 2022

Singapour et Amman, en Jordanie, sont devenus les derniers bureaux de Deriv en Asie. Reading, au Royaume-Uni, et Berlin, en Allemagne, ont été les nouveaux lieux de travail de Deriv en Europe. Un nouveau bureau a été ouvert à Ciudad del Este, au Paraguay, ce qui en fait le deuxième lieu de travail de l’entreprise dans le pays, en plus de l’adresse existante à Asunción. George Town, aux îles Caïmans, et Port Vila, au Vanuatu, sont les autres lieux de travail de Deriv en 2022.

Ces nouvelles implantations portent le nombre total de bureaux Deriv à 20 dans 16 pays et aideront l’entreprise à atteindre de nouveaux clients dans un plus grand nombre d’endroits, alors qu’elle cherche à devenir le premier fournisseur de services de trading au monde.

Dans le cadre de son expansion mondiale, Deriv vise à exploiter le vaste réservoir de talents qui existe dans le monde entier et à fournir à ses employés les meilleurs outils pour améliorer leurs connaissances, leurs compétences et leur expérience, ce qui leur permettra de contribuer à la croissance et à la réussite de l’entreprise. Plusieurs sites de Deriv ont été certifiés par Great Place to Work® (GPTW) comme “Best Places to Work” pour 2022.

Jean-Yves Sireau, PDG de Deriv, a déclaré : ” Chez Deriv, nous pensons que les talents ne sont pas limités par la géographie. Nos sept nouveaux bureaux nous ont permis d’explorer de nouveaux marchés – dont certains dans des pays non anglophones – et de recruter des professionnels de qualité pour nous aider à atteindre nos objectifs en 2023. Nous étendons notre portée en ajoutant de nouveaux produits et services, et en les adaptant aux besoins locaux à mesure que nous intégrons nos systèmes avec des outils linguistiques d’IA, notamment Amazon Translate.”

Il a ajouté : “Nos recrutements dans les nouveaux bureaux nous ont aidés à renforcer notre infrastructure technique, à ajouter de l’expertise et à créer du matériel éducatif localisé pour les traders sur nos plateformes”.

Au cours de l’année 2023, Deriv cherchera à recruter de nouveaux talents dans ses nouveaux bureaux ainsi que dans ses effectifs multinationaux et multiculturels existants – qui s’élèvent actuellement à plus de 1 200 personnes – dans le but de devenir le premier acteur du trading mondial. Si vous souhaitez faire partie de cette équipe performante et en pleine expansion, consultez les postes à pourvoir chez Deriv.

À propos de Deriv

Deriv a commencé son histoire en 1999, avec pour mission de rendre le trading en ligne accessible à tout le monde, n’importe où. L’offre de Deriv comprend des plateformes de trading intuitives, plus de 200 actifs négociables (sur des marchés tels que le forex, les actions et les crypto-monnaies), des types de transactions uniques, et bien plus encore. Avec plus de 1 200 employés dans 20 bureaux répartis dans 16 pays, Deriv s’efforce d’offrir le meilleur environnement de travail possible, ce qui inclut une culture de travail positive, la prise en compte rapide des préoccupations des employés, la célébration des réussites et la mise en œuvre d’initiatives visant à stimuler leur moral.

CONTACT PRESSE
Aleksandra Zuzic
aleksandra@deriv.com

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A Deriv amplia o seu alcance global com 7 novos escritórios

Os novos escritórios da Deriv em 2022

Em 2022, a Deriv abriu dois novos escritórios na Ásia, dois na Europa, e um escritório na América do Sul, na Oceania e no Caribe.

CYBERJAYA, Malásia, May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Deriv, uma das maiores corretoras online do mundo, abriu 7 novos escritórios ao redor do mundo em 2022 para ampliar o seu alcance e alavancar profissionais talentosos espalhados por todo o mundo.

Com o movimento acelerado do mundo da negociação financeira, as mudanças são inevitáveis. As empresas de negociação precisam se adaptar ao ambiente financeiro em constante evolução e inovar rapidamente. A Deriv sempre foi uma corretora capaz de se adaptar às mudanças. O ano passado foi de sucesso e expansão para a empresa, o que resultou na abertura de 7 novos escritórios ao redor do mundo.

Os novos escritórios da Deriv estão distribuídos desde Vanuatu, na parte leste do globo, até às Ilhas Cayman, no oeste, se estendendo por 3 continentes. A Deriv abriu dois novos escritórios na Ásia, dois na Europa e um escritório na América do Sul, na Oceania e no Caribe.

A Deriv abriu 7 novos escritórios ao redor do mundo em 2022.

Singapura e Amman (Jordânia), tornaram-se os mais recentes escritórios da Deriv na Ásia. Reading (Reino Unido), e Berlim (Alemanha), são os novos escritórios europeus da Deriv. Um novo escritório foi inaugurado em Ciudad del Este, no Paraguai, que se tornou o segundo escritório da empresa no país, somando-se ao já existente escritório na capital paraguaia, Assunção. George Town (Ilhas Cayman), Port Vila (Vanuatu), foram os demais polos da Deriv em 2022.

As incorporações mais recentes elevam o número total de escritórios da Deriv para 20, em 16 países, e ajudarão a empresa a conquistar novos clientes em mais lugares, já que ela avança com afinco para se tornar a principal provedora de negociação online no mundo.

À medida em que se expande mundialmente, a Deriv busca aproveitar o grande leque de talentos que existe pelo mundo e proporcionar aos seus funcionários as melhores ferramentas para aperfeiçoar seus conhecimentos, habilidades e experiências que, por sua vez, irão permitir que eles contribuam para o crescimento e sucesso da empresa. Vários escritórios da Deriv foram certificados em 2022 com o “Best Places to Work” (Melhores Empresas para Trabalhar) concedido pela Great Place to Work® (GPTW).

Jean-Yves Sireau, o CEO da Deriv, destacou: “Na Deriv, nós acreditamos que o talento não se limita pela geografia. Os nossos 7 novos escritórios nos permitiram explorar novos mercados – alguns deles em países onde o inglês não é falado – e contratar profissionais de qualidade que nos ajudem a atingir os nossos objetivos em 2023. Estamos ampliando o nosso alcance ao adicionar novos produtos e serviços, e personalizando todos eles às necessidades locais à medida que integramos os nossos sistemas com ferramentas de idiomas de IA, incluindo a Amazon Translate.”

Ele completa: “Nossas contratações nos novos escritórios nos ajudaram a fortalecer nossa infraestrutura técnica, agregar experiência e criar materiais didáticos personalizados para os traders em nossas plataformas.”

Durante o ano de 2023, a Deriv pretende incluir novos funcionários em seus escritórios mais recentes e a sua já existente equipe de colaboradores multinacional e multicultural – que atualmente é superior a 1.200 – já que aspira se tornar a principal provedora de negociação online no mundo. Se você quiser fazer parte desta equipe de grande sucesso e crescimento acelerado, confira as vagas disponíveis na Deriv.

Sobre a Deriv

Iniciando sua jornada em 1999, a missão da Deriv tem sido tornar a negociação online acessível a qualquer um, em qualquer lugar. A oferta de produtos da Deriv inclui plataformas de negociação intuitivas, mais de 200 ativos negociáveis (em mercados como forex, ações e criptomoedas), tipos de negociação exclusivos e muito mais. Com mais de 1.200 colaboradores em 20 escritórios internacionais espalhados por 16 países, a Deriv se esforça para proporcionar o melhor ambiente de trabalho, o que inclui uma cultura de trabalho positiva, assistência imediata às preocupações de seus colaboradores, a comemoração de suas conquistas, e a realização de iniciativas que visam elevar a moral dos seus colaboradores.

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Aleksandra Zuzic
aleksandra@deriv.com

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Government of India Grants Pan India Unified Licenses to Zoom

Zoom aims to empower the India workforce with the rollout of Zoom Phone

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Zoom (NASDAQ: ZM) announced that it has received the Unified License with Access – All/PAN India, NLD National Long Distance, and ILD – International Long Distance from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India. With these licenses, the company will be able to offer Zoom Phone, its industry leading cloud PBX service, to multinational corporations (MNCs) and businesses operating in India.

Zoom Phone is a global cloud PBX application service, enabling MNCs and businesses in India to have a single communication platform for their global workforce. Zoom partners with international telecommunication providers and offers phone numbers and calling plans in 47 countries and territories bundled with cloud PBX service, making it simple for customers to deploy and manage their phone services.

Zoom Phone offers a robust set of features for the modern workforce, including intelligent call routing, auto attendants, interactive voice response, shared line appearance, call queuing, call analytics, voicemail, recordings and transcriptions, desktop/mobile app experience optimized for business users and integrations with CRM applications.

“We are thrilled and proud to receive the unified licenses from the Department of Telecommunications. With Zoom Phone, India businesses and multinational corporations can support hybrid work environments, foster greater collaboration among employees and elevate the customer experience,” said Abe Smith, Head of International, Zoom. “This important milestone underscores our continued focus in countries like India, a strategic growth market for Zoom, and our commitment to bringing new and innovative collaboration solutions to our customers.”

Zoom Phone grew more than 100% year over year globally in fiscal year 2023, surpassing 5.5 million seats in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023. This is a testament to Zoom Phone’s ability to meet customer requirements for simplicity and flexibility and help businesses transition to a modern cloud communications platform.

In the coming months, Zoom will be working with regulators and partners in India to offer a complete telecommunications service bundled with its Zoom Phone PBX service.

“Feeling the pinch to produce more with less, Indian multinationals are increasingly turning to collaboration platforms including video communications to streamline workflows and engage employees, partners as well as their customers. The launch of Zoom Phone will offer a competitive edge to the collaboration solution vendor in targeting the Indian enterprise customers,” said Nikhil Batra, Research Director, Telecom at IDC. “Collaboration solutions have been highlighted by Indian enterprises as their top ICT investment priority through the course of 2023 and Zoom Phone, along with the broader Zoom collaboration portfolio, could help organizations accelerate this move to support and empower an increasingly mobile and connected workforce.”

About Zoom
Zoom is an all-in-one intelligent collaboration platform that makes connecting easier, more immersive, and more dynamic for businesses and individuals. Zoom technology puts people at the center, enabling meaningful connections, facilitating modern collaboration, and driving human innovation through solutions like team chat, phone, meetings, omnichannel cloud contact center, smart recordings, whiteboard, and more, in one offering. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Get more info at zoom.com.

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Hitachi Energy, the partner of choice for largest-ever HVDC wind energy project in U.S.

The SunZia Transmission Project, enabled by HVDC Light®, links New Mexico’s wind farms to Arizona’s grid, increasing renewable energy to the Western States.

Zurich, Switzerland, May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zurich, Switzerland, May 4, 2023 – Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, has been selected by Pattern Energy to supply its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and other advanced technologies for the SunZia Transmission Project. It will connect the 3,500-megawatt (MW) SunZia Wind project in New Mexico to the power grid in Arizona and Southern California, which will be among the world’s largest transmission links delivering renewable energy.

Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light® technology will efficiently transfer and integrate huge volumes of wind power over more than 885 kilometers (550 miles) into the regional power grid. This will significantly increase the availability of sustainable energy for homes and businesses throughout the region.

When complete, SunZia Wind will have a total power capacity of 3,500 MW, enough clean, renewable electricity to provide power to approximately three million Americans.1 The HVDC link will efficiently transmit up to 3,000 MW of this power west to Arizona. The HVDC Light® system will be the largest voltage source converter (VSC) installation in the United States, one of the largest worldwide, and one of the country’s longest HVDC connections.

“We are proud to be advancing a sustainable energy future for all in the southwestern United States, enabling Pattern Energy to integrate emission-free electricity into the regional grid serving Arizona and Southern California,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “Our market-leading HVDC technologies combined with our execution expertise makes us the partner of choice to help the U.S. achieve its carbon-neutral targets by efficiently and reliably maximizing its renewable energy resources.”

“Our collaboration with Hitachi Energy is an important milestone for the SunZia Transmission Project and will enable us to harness and carry this great energy potential to the areas where there is a high demand for renewable energy,” said Hunter Armistead, CEO of Pattern Energy. “The use of HVDC technology will enhance power grid reliability and resilience and play a vital role in delivering clean energy and deploying a sustainable energy system in the U.S.”

The SunZia Transmission project is a 3,000 MW HVDC link between Corona, New Mexico and Pinal County, Arizona. Hitachi Energy has already started work on designing and engineering the two HVDC Light® converter stations, one at either end of the link. The transmitting station converts the power from AC to DC for transport in the overhead lines, then back to AC for integration into the receiving grid.

Hitachi Energy has partnered with Quanta Services, Inc. (Quanta) to provide a turnkey project solution for the SunZia project, including managing the HVDC construction and building installation at the associated project sites. Quanta is an industry leader providing specialized infrastructure solutions to the utility, renewable energy, communications, pipeline, and energy industries. The collaboration with Quanta is designed to leverage the core competencies of the two companies to deliver a best-in-class solution for the project. The HVDC converter stations are expected to be in-service by the end of 2025 to support final testing and commissioning of the SunZia Wind facilities in 2026.

To find the optimal solution that considers the impact of the new facility on the existing grid, a system study and a comprehensive interconnection and system impact analysis were conducted by Hitachi Energy´s expert consultants.

Hitachi Energy will also supply ‘alternating current (AC) chopper’ technology to help restore power if the power flow on the DC line or in the AC grid in Arizona is temporarily interrupted by weather and other contingency events.

Hitachi Energy has delivered more than half of the HVDC projects in North America. These include the Pacific Intertie transmission system, which transfers electricity from the Pacific Northwest to Los Angeles, the Quebec-New England link, which was the first large-scale multi-terminal HVDC transmission system in the world, and the Maritime link, which connects the Islands of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, supporting the integration of renewable energy sources and improving grid stability. The company has also recently announced new HVDC projects including Champlain Hudson Power Express, the Châteauguay converter station modernization with Hydro Quebec, and the InterMountain Power Project.2

Note to editors

Hitachi Energy’s HVDC solution combines world-leading expertise in HVDC converter valves, the MACH™ digital control platform3 converter power transformers and high-voltage switchgear, as well as in system studies, design and engineering, supply, installation supervision and commissioning.

HVDC Light® is a voltage source converter technology developed by Hitachi Energy. It is the preferred technology for many grid applications, including interconnecting countries, integrating renewables and “power-from-shore” connections to offshore production facilities. HVDC Light’s defining features include uniquely compact converter stations and exceptionally low electrical losses.

Hitachi Energy pioneered commercial HVDC technology almost 70 years ago and has delivered more than half of the world’s HVDC projects.

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Modular Advanced Control for HVDC (MACH™)

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About Hitachi Energy Ltd.
Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology. We will solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products, under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services, Green Energy & Mobility, Connective Industries and Automotive Systems. Driven by green, digital, and innovation, we aim for growth through collaboration with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totaled 10,264.6 billion yen ($84,136 million USD), with 853 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

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Hitachi Energy
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FEMA GRAS status for Sweegen’s sweet protein brazzein technology

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global sweetness and flavor innovator, Sweegen has announced that its highly sought-after sweet protein Ultratia™ brazzein technology received the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA).

“Our customers and the industry have eagerly anticipated our brazzein FEMA GRAS status, and now we are excited to offer it as the star sweet protein in our Sweetensify Flavors Collection,” said Luca Giannone, SVP of Sales. “We’re pleased to demonstrate our Ultratia brazzein in the newly launched Sweetensify Flavors Collection at the IFT First trade show in Chicago July 17-19, 2023.”

Brands are encouraged to visit Sweegen’s food and beverage application team at IFT First, the Sweegen booth, located at the South Building — S1619 — IFT, for a sensory experience and learn how it can easily fit into their food and beverage products.

Sweegen is the first to attain FEMA GRAS status and to produce brazzein commercially globally. The designation is important because it allows manufacturers to use Sweegen’s Sweetensify Flavors confidently, including the novel sweet protein brazzein in their product formulations.

Brazzein’s unique characteristics make it special, and its commercialization and scaling have been challenging until now. Brazzein is a rare sweet protein that originates from the fruit of the West African climbing plant, oubli. To produce brazzein sustainably, Sweegen uses a proprietary precision fermentation process, which creates clean high-purity ingredients.

“This important milestone in food and beverage creation symbolizes Sweegen delivering on its promise to brands for opening doors to scalable state-of-the-art technology for creating better-for-everyone food and beverages,” said Hadi Omrani, VP of technical and regulatory affairs. “The FEMA GRAS status is a testament to the safety of brazzein as a flavor modifier that our customers can trust to explore new and exciting taste-modulating solutions.”

Sweetensify Flavors for taste modulation improves and modulates a variety of taste attributes, which can help brands push the boundaries of healthier product innovation. Brazzein’s exceptional formulation qualities inspired Sweegen to launch Sweentisify Flavors in April 2023. It is the newest flavor tool starring its novel sweet protein Ultratia brazzein, which also features thaumatin II and other unique proteins.

“Sweegen’s product development teams have discovered remarkable synergies between Sweetensify Flavors and our Signature Stevia systems,” said Casey McCormick, VP of global innovation.

Sweet proteins like brazzein have an affinity for different taste receptors on the tongue, especially the receptor known as T1R3, which is associated with both umami and sweetness perception. Leveraging this unique attribute, Sweetensify Flavors will enable product developers to maintain the quality of characteristic flavors and sweetness while reducing the amount of sugar they use in products.

“Sweegen’s Ultratia brazzein has received great feedback from our customers during the initial formulations phase and tastings,” said Casey McCormick, VP of global innovation. “Now, the timing of the FEMA GRAS status perfectly coincides with the launch of Sweegen’s Sweetensify Flavors, which offers the best sensory experience in better-for-everyone products.”

Sweegen recently attained FEMA GRAS status for thaumatin II, a sweet protein complementary to brazzein. With the addition of brazzein, Sweegen continues to expand its portfolio of safe and effective taste modulating flavors that can help food and beverage manufacturers meet the demand for healthier and delicious products to align with consumers’ holistic approaches to wellness.

About Sweegen

Sweegen provides sweet-taste solutions for food and beverage manufacturers around the world.
We are on a mission to reduce sugar and artificial sweeteners in the global diet. Partnering with customers, we create delicious zero-sugar products that consumers love. With the best modern sweeteners in our portfolio, such as Bestevia® Rebs B, D, E, I, M, and N, and sweet proteins brazzein and thaumatin, along with our deep knowledge of flavor modulators and texturants, Sweegen delivers market-leading solutions that customers want, and consumers prefer. Well. Into the Future.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Sweegen’s actual results may differ from the estimates, assumptions, and other illustrative material contained herein, and consequently, a reader should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, illustrative information regarding Sweegen’s bottom-up assumed market potential, assumed hit rate, and the resulting revenue based on these model inputs. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.

Industry, Market, and Other Data
In this press release, we rely on and refer to information and statistics regarding market participants in the sectors in which Sweegen competes and other data. We obtained this information and statistics from our own internal estimates and third-party sources, including reports by market research firms and company filings. We do not expressly refer to these sources. All of this information involves a number of assumptions and limitations, and the sources of such information cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such information. The industry in which Sweegen operates is subject to a high degree of uncertainty and risk due to a variety of important factors, any of which could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the estimates made by Sweegen or third parties.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, among other statements, statements regarding the future prospects for Reb M stevia leaf sweetener, brazzein, and thaumatin. These statements are based on current expectations, but are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond Sweegen’s control.

Relevant risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements and therefore should be carefully considered. Sweegen assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments.

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Ana Arakelian, Head of Public Relations and Communications
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Minister Sihle Zikalala tours Saldanha and Hout Bay harbour upgrade projects

Minister Sihle Zikalala site visit at the Saldanha Bay and Hout Bay Harbours

501 million invested in small harbour upgrades – small harbours will anchor South Africa’s economic revival

The revival of small harbours has been given a massive boost after the investment of half a billion rand by government in order to propel South Africa’s economic recovery.

This announcement was made by the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Sihle Zikalala as he toured the Saldanha and Hout Bay Harbour Upgrade Projects.

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has invested half a billion rand (R501 million) as part of a major refurbishment programme to the 13 Proclaimed Fishing Harbours in the Western Cape.

Small Harbours Repairs and Maintenance Programme is a strategic infrastructure programme spearheaded by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure and is aimed at bringing the harbours to a greater level of efficiency to revitalize the local economy and to serve the local fishermen, tenants and surrounding communities.

The programme has a catalytic effect on local job creation and investment attraction. The programme has contributed to the removal of sunken vessels, dredging of the harbour basins, repairs to slipways, shore crane replacements, security, civil and electrical infrastructure upgrades.

The upgrades of the small harbours is aimed a creating an appetite to new investors within the harbours which will re-ignite the local economies across the coastal areas of South Africa and have a positive spin –off on job creation.

Minister Zikalala engaged with stakeholders which include the Municipality led by its Executive Mayor Cllr Andre Truter the operating company Sea Harvest, the Paramount Chiefs and Councils, Civil society organisations, business community.

The Minister expressed happiness with the work done to date in the harbour upgrades as this symbolises practically what infrastructure development is all about.

We are monitoring the work that has been done to date in both Saldanha and Hout Bay Harbours. The improvements will boost economic activity in these areas.

We want to see economic boom and the SMMEs benefitting from the oceans economy that exist in these harbours, said Minister Sihle Zikalala.

We are going to be hands on deck and work with all stakeholders in turning around our small harbours. We want to attend speedily to the remaining bottle necks such as the long term leases, security of the harbours land for human settlement purposes, localisation and empowerment of previously disadvantaged communities in the economic value chain of the harbours.

Minister Zikalala appeals for stakeholders to work together as the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is renovating the harbours.

Zikalala expressed concern about the acts of vandalism and the acts of criminality led by poachers. The harbours are strategic entry points and vandalism and criminality in these areas pose a high risk to the economy of the country. We need to deal decisively with any lawlessness. These upgrades are a clear commitment of ensuring port efficiency and guaranteeing the economic future of our country.

Source: Government of South Africa