Anaqua Provides Platform for Intellectual Property Management to Fujitsu

BOSTON, March 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, today announced that information and communications technology company Fujitsu has adopted Anaqua’s AQX platform to optimize the digital management of the company’s IP portfolios.

Anaqua will provide its AQX platform to Fujitsu to seamlessly connect and enhance global collaboration among R&D sites, IP departments, and outside counsel, bringing increased efficiency to the development of IP and management of the innovation lifecycle. AQX will also help empower Fujitsu in the timely execution of their global IP strategy through the establishment of a more data-driven approach to developing and maintaining an IP portfolio that best supports the broader business. In addition, through Anaqua’s cloud hosting services and commitment to security, certification processes, and compliance programming, the AQX platform will deliver a robust security environment for Fujitsu.

“We believe that the AQX IP management system, which is a global cloud service, will enable us to standardize and further enhance efficiency of IP operations, replacing our previous on-premise legacy system,” said Kanna Kimura, Director of the Cloud Services Management Department of the Digital System Platform Division of Fujitsu Limited.

Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua, said: “Anaqua will provide the best support for the management and protection of Fujitsu’s IP assets, which are critical in delivering the company’s goal of making a more sustainable world through the power of innovation.”

About Anaqua
Anaqua, Inc. is a premium provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on LinkedIn.

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Lantronix Announces New X300 Compact Cellular IoT Gateway Solution, Ideal for Mission-Critical Applications

Monitor and manage globally distributed assets with Lantronix’s X300 IoT Gateway Solution, which includes hardware, cloud-based device management, cellular connectivity, advanced security and tech support

X300 IoT Gateway

New X300 Compact Cellular IoT Gateway

IRVINE, Calif., March 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the Intelligent IT market, today announced its new X300 Compact Gateway IoT Solution. Ideal for secure mission-critical applications, the new X300 Cellular Compact IoT Gateway Solution combines Lantronix’s IoT gateway hardware with a premium services subscription, including centralized device management, integrated cellular data, enhanced device security and expert technical support in an all-in-one package.

“At Lantronix, we are committed to providing our customers with turnkey IoT solutions that efficiently solve their connectivity and remote device management challenges while offering expert technical support to ensure a successful deployment,” said Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix. “With the new X300 Compact Gateway IoT Solution, our customers can rest assured that they have a reliable, easy-to-manage solution, achieving maximum uptime and data security for mission-critical applications.”

According to Berg insights, more than 4.5 million cellular IoT gateways were shipped globally during 2021, a 23 percent increase, at a total market value of approximately $1.15 billion as annual sales grew at a rate of 14 percent as demand recovered following the COVID-19 pandemic. Annual revenues from the sales of cellular IoT gateways is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent to reach $2.18 billion by 2026.

The X300 Compact Gateway IoT Solution includes:

  • X300 Gateway, a compact (79mm X 79mm) IoT industrial gateway with suitable hardware interfaces, including a Multi-mode Serial port, an Ethernet LAN port, Wi-Fi® 5, Bluetooth/BLE and Worldwide cellular options, enabling the connection of any type of industrial machine and sensor with any type of network.
  • Services included in the first-year subscription:
    • Free upgrade to ConsoleFlow™ premium cloud-based device management with analytics
    • Connectivity Services global, convenient and scalable cellular data plans
    • Free upgrade to LEVEL 2 Services prompt expert technical support and warranty with advanced hardware replacement
    • Lantronix InfiniShield™ built-in security, including a Secure Element (SE) chip to enable secure boot, secure equipment access and secure communications and to prevent unauthorized access of confidential information

The new X300 Gateway IoT Solution will be displayed at ISC West in Las Vegas from March 28–31, 2023, in the Lantronix booth, Number 2097. For more information on this all-in-one package, visit https://www.lantronix.com/products/x300-series/

About Lantronix

Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware.

Lantronix enables its customers to accelerate time to market and increase operational up-time and efficiency by providing reliable, secure and connected Intelligent Edge IoT and Remote Management Gateway solutions.

Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT and IT projects across Robotics, Automotive, Wearables, Video Conferencing, Industrial, Medical, Logistics, Smart Cities, Security, Retail, Branch Office, Server Room and Datacenter applications. For more information, visit the Lantronix website.

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Senegal Ramadan: Nationwide sugar shortage messes with tradition

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is in full swing after beginning last Thursday. Billion of muslims around the world will be breaking their daily fast with the Iftar meal. In Senegal, it’s known locally as Ndogou, and usually consists of several sweet treats as well as the main dish but this year a nationwide sugar shortage is playing havoc with the traditional food available. FRANCE 24’s Sam Bradpiece reports from Dakar.

Source: France24.com

NAPTIP, FIIAPP advocate strong action against human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) has called for strong action against the menace.

The collaboration is aimed at addressing human trafficking said to be posing serious security challenge.

The call was made on Tuesday at a two-day public awareness and anti-human trafficking campaign programme organised for community leaders, law enforcement agents/officers at the border posts and other stakeholders held in Saki, Oyo State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that FIIAPP is a Spanish Government Foundation in Nigeria implementing European Union funded project through the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Project (A-TIPSOM).

A-TIPSOM project is tackling human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Nigeria through 5Ps, which include Prevention, Protection, Policy, Partnership and Prosecution.

Cross section of stakeholders at the programme.

NAN reports that the stakeholders’ forum is to increase the level of awareness about human trafficking and its dangers in border communities.

In his remarks, the Zonal Commander, NAPTIP Lagos, Mrs Comfort Agboko, said that the public awareness programme was aimed at enlighten Saki residents on the dangers and scourge of human trafficking.

Agboko said that human trafficking remains the violation of people’s right, crime against mankind and sin against God.

She said that Saki Town was strategically chosen for the sensitisation programme because of its location as a border town with a lot of foreigners engaging in cross-border trade between Nigeria and the neighbouring countries.

“We discovered that our young ones are being trafficking to other West African countries and rest of the world as soon as they are successfully taken out of Nigeria through border communities like Saki here.

“We believe that if we succeed in raising the counsciousness of our people living in border communities across the country, the human trafficking will be reduced to the bearest minimum,” she said.

Agboko said that the NAPTIP Act has provisions for severe punishment for any human trafficker found guilty after thorough investigation under the law.

“When a suspect is found guilty of child labour after the court process, the minimum punishment is six months imprisonment and maximum of three years imprisonment.

“When a case of trafficking in persons is being suspected, people can reach us on our toll free line 627 to report the case.

“We urge parents not to release their wards to people who promised fake jobs for them somewhere,” Agboko said.

Also, the Head of NAPTIP in Oyo State, Mr Augustine Akanya, said that the community-based programme would simplify and teach Saki residents on the signs, how to know who is being trafficking and how to rescue such people.

“The circumstances of trafficking determines the signs to look for; the person who has been trafficked for labour such as housemaids will be seen look distress, crying or at times with different marks on their bodies.

“Some of them are being deprived of having education and international trafficking victims will be seen naive, always withdrawn and unable to give clear answers to questions about their destination.

“We want people to always alert NAPTIP whenever they noticed these signs and other strange signs on a child in their neighbourhood,” Akanya said.

Commenting, Mr Joseph Sanwo, the Senior Project Officer and Technical Adviser, Prevention in FIIAPP, said that human trafficking posed serious security challenge to a nation.

According to Sanwo, human trafficking poses serious security challenge to a nation as it can easily diversify to other forms of crimes such as drug trafficking, arms smuggling and money laundering.

“The community leaders have a lot of roles to play in supporting government and other partners in stemming the tides of this heinous crimes being perpetuated in their domain.

“The project aims to provide mass awareness in the community and within its environs.

“It shares with community new ideas on how to identify and escape the antiques of human traffickers; and create working synergy between the community leaders and the law enforcement agencies,” he said.

Sanwo noted that lots of traffickers and their agents always take advantage of parents that relied on relations, religion associates and friends to take care of their children by pretending to assist them in the upbringing of those children.

The technical adviser reiterated the continuous support of FIIAPP in the fight against human trafficking to the Federal Government through NAPTIP, security agencies, the Network of CSOs Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) and other critical stakeholders.

Earlier, the Okere of Saki, who also was the Royal Father of the Day, Oba Khalid Olabisi, urged parents to always give birth to number of children they know that they could conveniently cater for.

Olabisi said that children from families with lack of basic means of survival always end up becoming victims of human trafficking.

He, then called on the government to step up its various empowerment programmes through Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resuscitation of farm settlements to boost job opportunities in the country.

NAN reports that the awareness programme featured the inauguration of the Anti-human trafficking neighbourhood

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

151 stranded Nigerians depart Libya as FG resumes evacuation – Envoy

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Tuesday evacuated 151 stranded Nigerians from Benghazi, Libya as the government resumed its voluntary evacuation in Libya.

Amb. Kabiru Musa, Charge D’affiares en titre of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to Musa, the evacuees who included 71 females, 54 males, 14 children and 13 infants are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos at 8 p.m.

Musa said that in 2022, the IOM, Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Nigerian Mission in Libya, successfully repatriated almost 4,000 Nigerians who were irregular migrants in the country.

He said that the March 28 voluntary evacuation was the first in the year with several other exercises to follow in the coming days and weeks.

“Under the IOM’s voluntary repatriation exercise, we successfully evacuated 151 stranded Nigerians from the city of Benghazi to Lagos, Nigeria at 16:00 hours local time aboard chartered flight no. UZ189.

“The flight is expected to arrive the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at 20:00 hours Nigerian time the same day.

“There are several Nigerians living illegally in this country who have been subjected to very inhumane treatment, and the Federal Government, through the Mission here, has continued to intervene with local authorities to stop this.

“The voluntary repatriation offers an opportunity for those who want to return to Nigeria to do so safely and reunite with their families.

“There are always officials of relevant government agencies on ground to receive them and ensure their resettlement and reintegration back to society,” Musa said.

Musa said that more Nigerians would be evacuated from Tripoli on Wednesday, with another exercise to be carried out on April 3 from Misrata, Libya. (NAN)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

FG averted over 4,000 industrial disputes in 7 years – Ngige

The Federal Government says it successfully averted over 4000 impending strike actions by industrial unions across the country through dialogue in the last seven years.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known at the weekly Ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to him, dialogue remains the best tool for settling labour disputes.

“We have been very proactive in handling industrial disputes.

”We have conciliated about 4000 labour disputes, more than that figure I think about 4300 or so since I came into that ministry and you don’t hear about that.

“Once we get notice of an impending strike, we call them to come, we discuss and we resolve the matter.

”Some of them are not very big unions especially in the oil and gas sector. But you don’t hear about that because we are forever committed to doing what we are supposed to do.

“The Ministry of Labour holistically conciliates but we don’t make those ones public because an agreement is reached almost immediately and the agreement ground is easy and you won’t see a strike.

”Once you write to us of a pre-action, (Trade Dispute Notice) once you do that, you have exercised your right and the rest is left for us.” he said.

Ngige added that the Ministry has Labour Dispute Desks and Rapid Response Teams in all the States of the federation that help in addressing industrial disputes.

According to the minister, modalities are already in the pipeline to give pay rise to civil servants especially those that enjoy peculiarity allowance, adding that the authorities are just waiting for the president’s approval to implement.

“We are already addressing the envisaged challenges associated with the current high cost of living.

“We are handling the issue of pay rise, some of the Ministries Departments and Agencies are doing that; even for Federal Civil Servants, there is a peculiar allowance that is envisioned for them.

“The Presidential Committee on Salaries has approved it and we have sent that to the President and once he approves it, implementation will start for them.

”Other people in the public service are also taking a queue, some are giving five or ten per cent pay rise,” he said.

The minister further disclosed that Nigeria had completed arrangements to collaborate with the International Organization for Migration to prevent illegal migration by job seekers.

He added that efforts had been intensified to revive textile industries in the country, adding that the Central Bank of Nigeria had since put in place special funds for cotton growers.

He said that the fund was to locally source raw materials for the textile industries.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Government plans to present financing instruments for startups

The government plans to present financing instruments adjustable to the needs of startups, taking into account the different stages they are at, announced Tuesday the national director for Economy and Business Development, Nédio dos Santos.

Speaking at the updating meeting of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), he stressed that the instruments will be presented at the 2nd edition of the “Angola Startup Summer”, to be held on April 27 to 29, under the motto “Innovation and technology as vectors for the immersion of startups in Angola”.

Nédio dos Santos said that the event aims to foster the emergence of new startups, improve entrepreneurial literacy, mature ideas so that “they have the necessary robustness, so that when they go to the market they can have the normal startup cycle, as well as connect startups so that they can create service exchanges.

According to the official, the intention is to finance two companies via venture capital, in a universe of 200 startups segmented between projects under the umbrella of some universities or institutes, incubators, accelerators and those that today are companies, among others.

“The MEP will challenge the startups in order to find a set of solutions that can improve the parking system in the province of Luanda and the creation of QR code, by which customers can make payments in restaurants without human interaction”, he emphasized.

On his turn, the national director of Socio-economic Studies, Luís Epalanga, made known that the MEP in collaboration with the Economy and Market Magazine will hold the 1st edition of the “Angola Economic Outlook”, under the motto “Economic recovery to sustainable development”.

He also said that the event should constitute a platform for debate on issues focused on the national economy, namely economic growth, employment, inflation, public finances, monetary policy, and the national financial system.

With this event, he continued, the intention is to establish a forum that allows the Government, academia, the private and financial sector, and opinion makers to evaluate recent developments in the national economy and to anticipate the expected behaviour in the short and medium term, taking into account the forecast established for the international and national context on the solution of a set of assumptions.

Luís Epalanga says that this event should serve everyone interested in developing business in Angola (nationals, foreigners, internationally ranked financial institutions).

The 1st edition of the “Angola Economic Outlook” will be held on April 26 and will be attended by members of the Angolan Government, international development cooperation partners, academia, commercial banks and members of civil society.

The director also said that the opening ceremony is to be conducted by the Minister of State and Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Júnior, having as main speakers the Minister of Economy and Planning, Mário Caetano João, who will present the performance of the real sector of the economy in the period 2017 – 2022 and the medium term perspectives.

The event will also be attended by the minister of Finance, Vera Daves, who is expected to present the performance of public finances 2017-2022 and the governor of the Angolan Central Bank (BNA), José de Lima Massano, who will present the performance of the country’s external, foreign exchange and monetary sector.

According to Luís Epalanga, with this event, the Executive inaugurates a new way to communicate the performance of the national economy, to allow economic agents access to information, which allows them to anticipate decision making.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

BNI bank brings back Moneygram transfer service

The Banco de Negócios Internacional (BNI) bank resumed on Monday the money transfer service called Moneygram in order to facilitate the transaction of values abroad for its clients.

According to a press release, which ANGOP had access to, the limit of money to send is 2,524,005 kwanzas equivalent to USD 5000 every month per customer.

According to the document, the strategic partnership between BNI and Moneygram (one of the main international players of money transfer and payment services) will allow customers, in a first phase, to use the service in 35 branches spread across the country.

The note revealed that the same partnership will facilitate the sending of money, in a fast way, to more than 200 countries, in which Moneygram is currently operating.

It also explains that the transfers of the amounts to be moved will be made and received in Kwanza currency, depending on the availability of the existing amount and the regulatory limits defined by the National Reserve Bank of Angola.

According to BNI´s board of directors, the date is relevant, not only because it resumes work, with a partner that has always been there, but also because it once again makes available a service that is of extreme importance to its customers.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Angolan Head of State receives message from Zimbabwean counterpart

The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, received, this Tuesday, a written message from his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, within the framework of strengthening bilateral cooperation.

The message was conveyed by Patrick Chinamasa, special envoy of the President of Zimbabwe, who at the end of the audience said that it was the intention of both governments to keep working for the unity and development of Southern Africa.

Patrick Chinamasa, who highlighted the importance of friendship and cooperation ties, recalled that Angola and Zimbabwe maintain deep and fruitful ties from a political, diplomatic and commercial point of view.

Located in Southern Africa, like Angola, the Republic of Zimbabwe is a country placed in the south area of the continent, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers.

Zimbabwe is bordered to the north by Zambia, to the north and east by Mozambique, to the south by South Africa and to the west by Botswana.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Industrial fair with about 230 confirmed companies

About 230 companies are confirmed for the direct and indirect exhibition of the 5th edition of Expo-indústria/2023, to be held from March 29 to April 1, in the Special Economic Zone (ZEE) Luanda-Bengo, said, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eventos Arena, Bruno Albernaz.

Speaking to ANGOP, about the preparations for the event, he underlined that the 230 confirmed participations exceed the approximately 200 of 2019, when the Expo-indústria (Expo Industry) had a three-year pause, due to Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the businessman, despite the registration process being finalised, the confirmed participations represent an extremely positive number for a sectoral fair linked to the industry.

He made it known that in terms of participation there are about eight provinces, including Benguela, Huíla, Namibe, Malanje, Cabinda and Cuanza Norte.

He added that the exhibiting companies are all national, “that operate in our market, carrying out their activity in the country, because it is an expo focused on national industry. The international participation is of agents representing machines and equipment that they make available to these industries to keep up with their business”.

“There are 15 companies that are presenting to the market machines and solutions needed on the market”, he emphasized.

The 5th Edition of Expo-indústria/2023, to be held from March 29th to April 1st, in the Special Economic Zone (ZEE) Luanda-Bengo, will bring together, among several sectors, the manufacturing industry, engineering and civil construction, as well as the food industry and agribusiness.

Participation in the fair has a minimum value of 320,000 kwanzas for a “stand” of nine square meters, creating a 20% discount for companies that are not from Luanda.

The purpose of the event is to make industries increase employment and improve the living conditions of populations and leverage new partnerships and businesses.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)