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Cameroon Earns 5 Star Certificate of Excellence for GxAlert ...

BOSTON and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SystemOne, the leader in global health disease intelligence for rapid detection and response, recently announced its 5 Star Quality Program for GxAlert Technical Excellence. GxAlert is SystemOne’s first connectivity platform enabling instant visibility into and communication from medical diagnostic devices.

5 Star Quality Program for GxAlert Technical Excellence Certificate

The 5 Star program recognizes countries using GxAlert capabilities to optimize their diagnostic landscape.

In order to receive the 5 Star rating, a country must meet the following criteria:

  1. No GeneXpert instrument offline for more than 10 days without a valid status assigned detailing the reason for not reporting;
  2. More than 80% of instruments reporting at any given time;
  3. All pertinent SMS and email notifications for case detection configured and working correctly;
  4. All facilities have stock information correctly captured; and
  5. All facilities have calibration and warranty information correctly captured.

Cameroon is the first country to complete the program. Other participating countries have seen improvement in their operations since starting the program in September 2017.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a GxAlert super user,” said Dr. Jean-Louis Abena Foe, Permanent Secretary of the Cameroon National Tuberculosis Control Programme, “GxAlert provides crucial diagnostic data to our clinicians to properly treat patients and is vital to our daily operations.”

“We’ve been tracking the percentage of offline instruments since the program started and early results are impressive,” said Nancy Brown, VP Implementation, SystemOne, “We plan to add another 12 countries to the certificate program by the end of 2017.”

About SystemOne:
Founded in Massachusetts in 2012, SystemOne focuses on producing solutions for disease surveillance and response. SystemOne has offices in Springfield MA and Johannesburg, South Africa.

The company’s new disease intelligence software, Aspect®, addresses numerous infectious diseases including Zika, Ebola, HIV, Malaria, Hepatitis C and more on a host of diagnostic devices.

For more information please email: info@systemone.id.
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Seaborn Networks delivers SeaSpeed ULL routes between Brazil and U.S. ...

SeaSpeed provides the only ultra-low latency route from 1400 Federal NJ to B3 São P a ulo

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced today it has delivered SeaSpeed Tier 1 on Seabras-1 to its customers of record. SeaSpeed Tier 1 is the lowest latency route between 1400 Federal in Carteret, New Jersey and B3 in São Paulo, with an actual measured latency of 105.05ms RTD between the exchange data centers. This is a direct exchange-to-exchange service with no intermediate drops at the cable landing stations permitted.

In addition, Seaborn also delivered its SeaSpeed Tier 2 (fka Carrier Class) latency service from 1400 Federal to B3 to its customers of record, with actual measured latency of 106.54ms RTD between the exchange centers. Seabras-1 Tier 2 is a lower-cost method for financial trading firms to get on the newest, most direct route between Carteret and B3. Both SeaSpeed Tiers 1 and 2 offer the most reliable connectivity between U.S. and Brazil trading exchanges.

Seaborn manages all six fiber pairs of Seabras-1 for its customers. This is accomplished via Seaborn’s own 24X7 network operations center (“NOC”) manned with Seaborn employees, its own disaster recovery NOC, along with control of its cable landing station in Praia Grande and underlying ownership (together with Partners Group on behalf of its clients) of all six fiber pairs on Seabras-1. Seaborn’s management of the full system applies regardless of whether such parties have SeaSpeed or, through Seaborn’s Wholesale offering, purchase IRUs or leases for fiber pairs, spectrum or lit capacity.

This enables Seaborn to offer its SeaSpeed and Wholesale offerings with the following unique attributes:

  • SeaSpeed Tiers 1 and 2 are available only from Seaborn through its exclusive channel partner, Spread Networks, to financial industry customers, are not permitted to be resold or swapped to third parties, and both include industry-leading latency service level agreements (“SLAs”).
  • All Seaborn non-financial customers (including carriers, OTTs, ISPs and resellers) have Seabras-1’s Wholesale service, which is also managed by Seaborn. Seaborn believes its Wholesale offering provides a lower latency than competing submarine cables between NJ/NY and São Paulo and also provides a wide range of on-net POP locations to choose from in the U.S. and Brazil. However, Wholesale does not include a latency SLA nor does it include a direct path to B3.
  • Actual measured latency POP to POP for Wholesale offerings varies depending on the wide array of POP locations Seaborn offers, and we believe these are lower than any other existing US-Brazil cable system between the POPs we serve. As an example, our Wholesale service between SP3 in Sao Paulo and 800 Secaucus in New Jersey benefits from a latency of 107.76ms RTD. Station-to-station latency of our Wholesale solutions also differ from SeaSpeed offerings.

Seaborn’s latency and quality of service for its SeaSpeed customers is without precedent.

With more than $520 million invested in Seabras-1, it’s the first-ever submarine cable project designed from the ground up to offer the fastest path between the largest exchanges of North America and South America.

About Seaborn Networks
Seaborn is a leading developer-owner-operator of independent submarine fiber optic cable systems, including now fully operational Seabras-1 U.S./ Brazil, ARBR between Brazil /Argentina (RFS Q4 2018), and SABR between Brazil /South Africa (RFS 2019).  Seaborn has offices in the U.S., Brazil and England and fully operational 24/7 NOCs. Management has experience in designing, building, financing and operating many of the world’s largest submarine and terrestrial networks. www.seabornnetworks.com

Media Contact
Kate Wilson, Seaborn Networks
Tel: +1 978 471 3169
kate.wilson@seabornnetworks.com

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Spreadtrum Joins Hands with Accent to Provide North Africa Users High ...

SHANGHAI, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”), a leading fabless semiconductor company in China with advanced technologies in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communications standards, announced that Spreadtrum’s LTE platform SC9832 and WCDMA//HSPA(+) platform SC7731C have been selected by Accent, the largest IT brand in Morocco, for their smartphones. Spreadtrum and Accent will work together to provide end users high performance smartphones, with the first two models Cameleon C6 Plus and Cameleon C5 already made available in the markets across many countries in North Africa.

Accent is a well-known local IT brand in Morocco with more than twenty years of history. It is committed to provide products with high quality-to-price ratios including smartphones, tablets, computers, and accessories. Its product are available in the markets of North Africa.

The two released models are a 4G and a 3G version that meet the demands of smartphone users well in North Africa. The 4G version, the Accent Cameleon C6 Plus smartphone, is designed with Spreadtrum’s 28nm 1.3GHz Quad-code ARM Cortex-A7 5-mode SoC platform SC9832. It is based on Android 7.0 operating system and supports dual card with dual standby. It features a 5.5-inch HD IPS screen, a 5 MP main camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and a 2800mAh battery.

The 3G version, the Accent Cameleon C5 smartphone, is based on Spreadtrum’s 1.2GHz Quad-code ARM Cortex-A7 WCDMA/HSPA(+) /GSM/GPRS/EDGE SoC platform SC7731C. It features a 5-inch FWVGA TN screen, a 5-MP main camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and a 2000mAh battery.

“We are very proud to be working with Accent in providing users in North Africa with high-performance smartphones. More than 5 million mobile devices have been sold since Spreadtrum first entered this market, offering users a broad range of differentiated products.” said Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum, “Looking forward, Spreadtrum plans to continue working with Accent in defining the markets in North Africa, and creating more and better quality products and services.”