• 19 Jul 2017

    TradAir and Snap Innovations Team Up to Deliver Innovative FX Solutions for Asia

    TradAir, an Israel-based provider of cloud-based trading technology solutions, today announced a partnership agreement with Singapore-based Snap Innovations, a multi-asset trading software and services specialist, to develop joint FX solutions dedicated to their clients in the Asian market.

    Backed by the Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation, or SIIRD, the two firms will produce a new series of forex solutions specific to Asian markets in a bid to enhance regional liquidity. Recognizing the need to have efficient access to the best pricing capabilities and market liquidity, the cooperation also centers on providing market participants with improved connections to FX venues, bridging the current gap, and facilitates market making between the fragmented OTC and exchange-based regional liquidity pools.

     This initiative is one of many projects funded and sponsored by the SIIRD, which is a collaborative endeavour between the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Office of the Chief Scientist in Israel, to support joint projects between fintech companies from both countries.

    Snap Innovations was founded in 2011 to support Singapore and China exchanges by providing a multi-asset system and order execution to sell-side and buy-side clients.

    In turn, TradAir’s continued expansion in Singapore aims to tap into one of the largest FX nexuses in the world. Indeed, Singapore is the biggest FX centre in Asia and the third-largest globally after London and New York, according to the 2016 Triennial Central Bank Survey by the Bank for International Settlements.

    Chan Eng Chye, General Manager of SIIRD, commented: “We are very pleased to support TradAir and Snap Innovations, exemplary examples of Fintech companies in Singapore and Israel, in their joint research efforts to address challenges facing Asian financial participants. We look forward to supporting more of such collaborative R&D projects between innovative Fintech firms from Israel and Singapore”

    Michael Lim, Director of SNAP Innovations, also noted: “Asia is a rapidly growing FX region, and Singapore is the 3rd largest centre globally. This is great opportunity to partner with TradAir to jointly develop innovative FX solutions that address challenges facing Asian market participants.”

  • 07 Jun 2017

    Sky News Partners with LiveU to Deliver UK Elections Live from 150 Locations Simultaneously

    HACKENSACK, N.J., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky News, leading UK TV and online news provider, has once again turned to the market-leading video-over-cellular company LiveU to provide all-embracing live coverage of the UK General Election, which will be held on June 8th. Crucial to the order is the company's ability to supply a very high volume of portable transmission units at short notice. LiveU's UK partner Garland Partners is again overseeing this complex project.

    Richard Pattison, Manager of News Technology at Sky News, said, "Our live declaration coverage in 2015 won huge plaudits and audience appreciation, a Guinness World Record for Most Concurrent Live Web Streams for an Event and The TVB Europe Best Live Broadcast Award 2015. The technology allowed us to bring results to the nation as they happened and this editorial advantage was made possible by our partnership with LiveU. It simply wouldn't have been achievable using traditional newsgathering methods and now we are expanding our live coverage for 2017 to make the night even more alive for our viewers."

    Once again, Sky News will be using an IP set-up in a specially built studio – including a huge video wall for all the incoming feeds – then taking selected live feeds for broadcast via its Network Operations Centre. All live feeds will be available online via YouTube Live.

    LiveU Central, the company's unified management platform, will be key to the project. It provides those in the studio with both remote monitoring and control capabilities, providing essential access to units in real-time.

    Sky News has recently expanded its permanent fleet of LiveU units, including the recently launched flagship LU600. Sky News has LiveU units across the UK and in Los Angeles, two in Washington D.C. and one each in New York, Delhi, Moscow and Jerusalem.

    Pattison added, "Using cellular bonding has fundamentally changed the way we can approach news reporting and has considerably increased our live coverage because their technology allows us to broadcast from places we simply couldn't before. With our foreign coverage, previously we would only have been live from our actual bureau. Now we can be out and about in the field with LiveU units getting us far closer to the story."

    Ronen Artman, VP of Marketing with LiveU, said, "We're genuinely delighted to be working with Sky News again on a project of even greater scale than last time. For live events like this TV has real power, with YouTube providing flexibility for viewers and additional reach. We applaud the ambition of Sky News."

    About LiveU

    LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. Let your audience become part of your story with high-quality and flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world, through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. LiveU creates a consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection so you can acquire, manage and distribute high quality remote live broadcasts over IP. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With over 2,000 customers in 80+ countries, LiveU's technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, online media, news agencies and social media.  For more information, visit, or follow us on, FacebookYouTube, or Instagram.

    Contact: Joss Armitage   

  • 06 Jun 2017

    Seebo Named a 2017 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner
    Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017 report, published on May 5, 2017, recognizes vendors "that can help CIOs and their stakeholders build IoT solutions via building-block technologies in design, integration, IoT platforms and security." According to the report, the "Internet of Things remains a top focus for CIOs driving digital business transformation." The Seebo platform serves product development leaders by uniquely combining graphical IoT system ideation and specification, technical and financial feasibility assessment, simulation and collaborative development tools, and an IoT service marketplace.

    "We are proud to be recognized by Gartner and included in this list of Cool Vendors," said Lior Akavia, Seebo, CEO and Co-founder. "We feel this recognition is a tremendous validation of the tangible business value that our IoT innovation platform provides manufacturers seeking to build smart products and systems. Seebo enables manufacturers to transform their smart ideas into market disruption quickly, easily and profitably, empowering them to revitalize products through innovation, trigger brand leadership, get user data and increase margins."

    About the Gartner report 
    The Gartner, Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017 report was written by analysts Alfonso Velosa, Benoit J. Lheureux, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, Earl Perkins, and Nathan Nuttall and published on May 5, 2017.

    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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