‫استحوذت The Boundary على الشركة الرقمية التوأم الرائدة Buildmedia

لندن, 16 يناير، 2023 /PRNewswire/ — استحوذت The Boundary على Buildmedia، الاستوديو الإبداعي الذي يتخذ من أوكلاند مقرًا له والذي يعتبر على نطاق واسع رائدًا عالميًا في مجال التوائم الرقمية على مستوى المدينة، والمبيعات العقارية التفاعلية خارج الخطة وحلول التسويق بالإضافة إلى تجارب الواقع الافتراضي للتجارة الإلكترونية التي لا تنسى. 

175 Park Avenue - Render by The Boundary

تم بناء سمعة The Boundary كمجموعة خبراء من التقنيين المبدعين والمصممين وصانعي الأفلام ورواة القصص من خلال العمل على حملات تسويقية للتطورات المرموقة مثل Waldorf Astoria (نيويورك) و175 Park Avenue (نيويورك) و Whiteleys (لندن) من خلال إنشاء تصورات CGI شديدة الواقعية وأفلام الرسوم المتحركة وتجارب الواقع الافتراضي.

تأسست شركة Buildmedia منذ 20 عامًا، وهي رائدة عالميًا في مجال الحلول التفاعلية في الوقت الفعلي عبر قطاعات متعددة باستخدام تقنية Epic Games Unreal Engine . لقد أنتجوا العديد من الحلول التجريبية الرائدة في السنوات الأخيرة، والتي تشمل حل جناح العرض التفاعلي المملوك لهم Realspace ( https://www.the-boundary.com/interactive )، مقترنة بخبرة خاصة في مدينة الواقع الافتراضي عالية الدقة والتوائم الرقمية على مستوى الدولة.

يجمع هذا الاستحواذ الاستراتيجي بين أفضل CGI الإبداعية الواقعية في فئته وخبرة الواقع الافتراضي من The Boundary ( https://www.the-boundary.com/ ) مع القدرات التقنية الأفضل في فئتها والملكية الفكرية التي طورتها Buildmedia ( https://buildmedia.com/ )

الحدود الآن في وضع فريد لتجاوز توقعات المطورين العقاريين الراقية، والمسوقين الوجهة، والعلامات التجارية التي تركز على التجارة الإلكترونية تتطلع إلى استغلال الفرص الناشئة على web3/metaverse عبر المحتوى التفاعلي التجريبي والتطبيقات.

تعد Epic Games من المعجبين منذ فترة طويلة بفريق Buildmedia ، وغالبًا ما يستشهدون بتوأمهم الرقمي لمدينة ولينغتون ( https://www.the-boundary.com/work/wellington-digital-twin ) كمعيار لما هو ممكن باستخدام تقنيتهم. لقد تعاقدوا أيضًا مع Buildmedia كواحد من شركتي خدمة غير حقيقيين معتمدين في مساحة AEC (الهندسة المعمارية والهندسة والبناء).

مع الدعم المالي من شركة الأسهم الخاصة Mobeus ، وحقن مجموعة من أعضاء فريق الإدارة التنفيذية ذوي الخبرة الواسعة والمثيرة للإعجاب من Buildmedia ، ستستثمر أعمال المظهر الجديد في البحث والتطوير عبر خدمات وتطبيقات الواقع الافتراضي/ web3/metaverse .

يقول توم وود، الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة The Boundary “يمثل هذا الاستحواذ المرحلة التالية لـ The Boundary بعد نمو مثير للإعجاب في جميع أنحاء أمريكا الشمالية ومنطقة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، حيث نتوسع الآن بشكل طبيعي عبر منطقة آسيا والمحيط الهادئ. يسعدنا أن نرحب بفريق Buildmedia الموهوب في العائلة”.

مع أكثر من 100 من فناني CGI الداخليين والتقنيين المبدعين الذين يعملون في أعلى قمة في قطاع التصور، أصبحت The Boundary الآن في وضع فريد لتقديم خدمات عملاء واقعية من البداية إلى النهاية عبر web3/metaverse الناشئة في العقارات والضيافة والتجارة الإلكترونية وقطاعات التوأم الرقمية.

 والأهم من ذلك، أن الأعمال الموسعة توفر للعملاء أيضًا ضمانًا للحجم والاستقرار المالي الذي يعد شرطًا أساسيًا للعملاء الكبار الذين يستثمرون مبالغ كبيرة في مشاريع ميتافيرس والتوأم الرقمي متعددة السنوات.

 سيؤدي نقل الموظفين والمعرفة التكميلية والملكية الفكرية بين نيوزيلندا واستوديوهات The Boundary ‘s London و New York إلى تعزيز اقتراح عميل The Boundary عبر نصفي الكرة الأرضية مع تزويد جميع عملائهم بالاستفادة من أنماط العمل على مدار الساعة طوال أيام الأسبوع.

للاستفسارات الصحفية تواصل مع:

Chris Mitchell

‎+ 44 (0)203 026 6270

cmitchell@the-boundary.com

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نبذة عن Buildmedia

Buildmedia عبارة عن استوديو للتصور الإبداعي يُعتبر على نطاق واسع الرائد العالمي في التوائم الرقمية على مستوى المدينة وحلول مبيعات وتسويق العقارات التفاعلية للواقع الافتراضي خارج الخطة باستخدام تقنية EPIC Games Unreal Engine .

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LG HOME APPLIANCE FACTORY IN UNITED STATES LATEST TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS ‘LIGHTHOUSE’ STATUS

LG Electronics Tennessee Plant is Selected as Industry’s First U.S. Home Appliance Lighthouse Factory by World Economic Forum 

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics'(LG) home appliance manufacturing plant in the United States has been selected as a world-leading Lighthouse Factory by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

LG Electronics Tennessee Factory is selected as the industry’s first U.S. home appliance Lighthouse Factory

The million-square-foot factory in Clarksville, Tennessee – the U.S. production base for LG’s award-winning washers and dryers – is the industry’s first home appliance plant in the United States to join the WEF’s global network. It also is the company’s second Lighthouse Factory, following on the heels of the LG Smart Park in Changwon, South Korea, which was selected by the WEF last year.

A “Lighthouse Factory” is recognized by the WEF for its role in shaping the future of manufacturing through the integration of Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence (AI), robots and other Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Since 2018, the WEF has selected and added global factories to its network twice a year.

AGV(automated guided vehicles) in LG Electronics Tennessee Factory

LG’s world-class autonomous factory in Tennessee, utilizes advanced digital technologies from AI and big data to IoT and robots. Completed at the end of 2018, the facility now operates three production lines for front-load and top-load washing machines and dryers. With an annual production capacity of 1.2 million washers and 600,000 dryers, the plant proactively responds to changing North American demand through local production.  More than 900 people work at the LG home appliance factory in Montgomery County, Tenn.

Featuring a complete integrated production system streamlined process to supply impeccable products to customers on time, each line carries out the entire manufacturing process of new models from making the parts to assembly and packaging. In addition, strict quality conditions are applied to all the assembly lines to heighten quality across the board, from parts to finished products.

Production line at LG Electronics Tennessee Factory

The LG Tennessee factory boasts a fully autonomous logistics system with 166 automated guided vehicles (AGVs) that transport parts around the plant. With three times more AGVs than the LG Smart Park, these robots improve overall productivity by freeing up people for other tasks.

Production line at LG Electronics Tennessee Factory

With the integration of parts production such as metal press processing, plastic injection molding, and painting — including LG’s own intelligent injection molding system — the company has increased component productivity by 21 percent.1 In addition, the plant recognizes and responds in advance to potential productivity issues through an advanced detection system. By applying data-based AI technology that accurately predicts washing machine performance, the number of tests and energy consumed during testing are reduced by 22 percent, while the defect rate has been reduced by more than 61 percent via quality optimization.2

The plant is also maximizing workplace safety and operational efficiency by using robots for complicated, potentially dangerous tasks, such as assembling and lifting heavy parts and welding.

To further improve efficiency, LG plans to establish a 5G connectivity network across the facility in the second half of this year, creating an environment where its many AGVs can transport materials faster and more accurately based on stable, uninterrupted communication. LG will also introduce Autonomous Mobile Robots that navigate the expansive facility with ease to enhance its logistics system.

LG’s commitment to sustainability can be seen throughout the Tennessee factory, which transitioned to renewable energy completely already in 2022. The plant also uses a high-efficiency utility infrastructure, which supplies the power, steam and heat necessary to produce LG’s home appliance products with the help of the company’s advanced Building Energy Control (BECON) solution.

“Along with the LG Smart Park, LG’s Tennessee factory represents our unmatched leadership in transforming manufacturing facilities into advanced, futuristic hubs utilizing the most revolutionary technologies,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of the LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “Lighthouse Factory status exemplifies how LG continues to strive for providing differentiated customer experiences through customized manufacturing innovations.”

  Comparing the overall equipment effectiveness rate from the year 2020 to 2022 according to the lighthouse site visit report by World Economic Forum.
2   Comparing the number of the test conduction and the field defect rate from the year 2020 to 2022 according to the lighthouse site visit report by World Economic Forum.

About LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company

The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company is a global leader in home appliances, smart home solutions, air solutions as well as visionary products featuring LG ThinQ AI. The company is creating various solutions with its industry leading core technologies and is committed to making life better and healthier for consumers by developing thoughtfully designed kitchen appliances, living appliances, HVAC and air purification solutions. Together, these products deliver enhanced convenience, superb performance, efficient operation and compelling health benefits. For more news on LG, visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

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CGTN: China protects lives, shares experience in global COVID-19 fight

BEIJING, Jan. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Chinese people are embracing a bustling winter after the country downgraded its COVID-19 management policies.

It’s a breakthrough in the country’s three-year fight against the pandemic, but challenges still lie ahead.

Along the journey, China went all out to protect its people and shared its valuable experience with the world.

Lives protected

China has seen declining numbers of fever patients, emergency visits and critical COVID-19 cases across the country, according to statements at a press conference held by the State Council joint COVID-19 prevention and control mechanism on Saturday.

The number of critical cases in hospitals peaked on January 5 at 128,000, and dropped to 105,000 on January 12, said Jiao Yahui, head of the Bureau of Medical Administration under the National Health Commission (NHC).

To strike a balance between saving lives and ensuring economic activity, China’s COVID-19 policies have bought time in which greater protections have been developed and the virus has become less deadly.

As of January 13, over 661 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 6.7 million related deaths had been reported globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

China’s death rate per 100,000 people stood at 2.29 as of January 13, according to the WHO, which is 1/37 of the global average and 1/143 of the United States.

The case fatality rate in China was 0.31 percent, far below the 1.01 percent global average and the 1.09 percent of the U.S. as of January 13, data from the WHO showed.

Putting “people first, life first” at the core of COVID-19 policymaking, China owes its low death rate to its strict prevention and control measures in the past three years.

“Based on the global average infection rate, China has prevented about 47.84 million infections and 950,000 deaths,” said Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, at a public meeting in November of 2021.

At that time, Wu presented the figures to explain why China had to stick to its dynamic zero policy even though the U.S. and some European countries had relaxed their prevention and control strategies.

If projected using the death rate in the U.S., China has prevented over 3 million deaths, Wu added.

Experience shared

When the outbreak first occurred in 2020, China took strong measures to prevent the virus’ further transmission by shutting exit channels, which created valuable space for the international community to make preparations.

China has been consistently sharing its information on the epidemic. It promptly reported the outbreak to the WHO, shared the genome sequencing results with the world and published its control and treatment protocols. All these moves facilitated COVID-19 prevention and control in the international community, and the research and development of vaccines and testing tools.

In order to share its experience, the country organized over 300 exchange events on epidemic control and medical treatment with over 180 countries and regions and more than 10 international organizations, according to the NHC. In addition, 37 medical teams were sent to 34 countries to help out at the front line.

During the past three years, China has updated 10 pilot editions of COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment protocols. As traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of the disease, China has held over 100 video exchange and live-streaming events to introduce TCM diagnosis and treatment methods to more than 150 countries and regions.

Medical tools developed

During the precious low-infection window its policies created, China worked against time to develop COVID-19 drugs while promoting vaccination.

Both domestically developed and imported drugs have been approved for emergency use by China’s medical products regulator. More than 10 oral drugs for COVID-19 treatment are being researched and developed in China.

So far, 13 COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the National Medical Products Administration for conditional marketing or emergency use in China. They can be inhaled or given to people through injection and nasal spray.

To build an immunity barrier against the virus, the Chinese government provided free vaccines for all and continued to improve the vaccination rate. The number of people in China fully vaccinated accounted for over 90 percent of the total population as of mid-December 2022.

Meanwhile, over 4.6 million Chinese citizens living and working in 180 countries have benefited from the “Spring Sprout” vaccine campaign, China’s global campaign to inoculate its nationals living and working abroad, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

China was the first country to announce it would make its COVID-19 vaccine a global public good. It also took the lead in waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines and conducting joint production with developing countries. The country has offered more than 2.2 billion doses of vaccines to over 120 countries and international organizations.

It also provided hundreds of billions of epidemic control materials to 153 countries and 15 international organizations.

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2023-01-15/China-protects-lives-shares-experience-in-global-COVID-19-fight–1gBV8M2PGGA/index.html

Ras Al Khaimah to host largest outdoor fine arts and cultural festival in UAE

DUBAI, The eleventh annual edition of Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF), taking place from 3rd-28th February, will showcase distinct perspectives of worldwide creatives with key emphasis on nature, the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Ras Al Khaimah and its connection with preserving the environment for a sustainable future.

From immersive culinary experiences to captivating art exhibitions, the free-to-attend Festival aims to generate a delightful hub of creativity in the historic pearling village of Al Jazeera Al Hamra, where all visitors can enjoy unique talent from across the region and overseas.

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival has become a cultural focal point of the Emirate. Inspired by the region’s Arabian Almond, this year’s event celebrates the theme of Nature. RAKFAF seeks to nurture youth and the community’s love for art and strengthen the position of the Emirate’s status as a centre for human innovation and creativity.

From art and heritage talks, pet-oriented events, thematic weekend programmes, art workshops, musical performances, film screenings and much more, the RAKFAF will be a platform that will engage the community through diverse cultural and creative programming. RAKFAF will include over 120 artists from 35 countries exhibiting their creative work throughout the Festival.

Source: Emirates News Agency

DEWA showcases its key projects and innovative initiatives at the World Future Energy Summit 2023, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is showcasing its key projects and innovative initiatives in sustainability and clean and renewable energy, at the 15th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which is held from 16 to 18 January 2023. This is part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) hosted by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar). DEWA is the Opening Ceremony Associate Partner of ADSW.

DEWA invites the public to visit its stand in Hall number 5 (Energy Hall) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) to learn about its key projects in the renewable and clean energy sector and its smart initiatives, as well as its efforts to advance the sustainable development and shift towards a sustainable green economy.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Through its stand at WFES, DEWA highlights the latest developments in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It contributes to achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. The current production capacity of the solar park is 2,027 megawatts (MW) using solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies. This is about 14% of Dubai’s energy mix, which has reached 14,517MW.

Visitors to the DEWA stand can learn about the latest CSP technologies that DEWA uses in the 950MW 4th phase of the solar park. This is the largest single-site solar CSP plant in the world. It combines CSP and solar photovoltaic technologies. This phase uses three hybrid technologies: 600MW from a parabolic basin complex (three units of 200MW each), 100MW from the world’s tallest solar power tower at 262.44 metres (based on Molten Salt technology), and 250MW from photovoltaic solar panels. On its completion, the project will have the largest thermal storage capacity in the world of 15 hours, allowing for energy availability around the clock. The 4th phase will provide clean energy for around 320,000 residences and reduce 1.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions yearly.

The Green Hydrogen project

DEWA’s stand at WFES displays the Green Hydrogen project, which DEWA implemented in cooperation with Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. It is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to produce hydrogen using solar energy. The pilot project, which covers an area of about 10,000 square metres, has been designed and built to be able to accommodate future applications and test platforms for various uses of hydrogen, including energy production and transportation.

The hydroelectric power plant in Hatta

DEWA’s stand also displays the pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant that DEWA is building in Hatta. It will have a production capacity of 250 MW, a storage capacity of 1,500 megawatt-hours. This is the first station of its kind in the Arabian Gulf region. The Hydroelectric power plant will be an energy storage facility with a turnaround efficiency of 78.9% that utilises the water stored in the upper dam, which is converted to kinetic energy during the flow of water through the 1.2-kilometre subterranean tunnel. This kinetic energy rotates the turbines and converts mechanical energy to electrical energy which is sent to DEWA’s grid within 90 seconds in response to demand. To store energy, clean energy generated at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will be used to pump the water through this tunnel back to the upper dam by converting the electrical power to kinetic energy making the whole project 100% renewable.

The Innovation Centre

Visitors to the stand will also learn about DEWA’s Innovation Centre at the Solar Park in Dubai. It aims to spread a culture of innovation among organisations and individuals. It also highlights the sectors that will lead the innovation process in the future, as well as develop the capabilities of the next generation of innovators. The Innovation Centre offers visitors the opportunity to watch innovative shows using drones and hologram technology, and try the autonomous bus ride. Using metaverse technology, the Innovation Centre offers its visitors a unique experience that takes them on a virtual tour of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

The Green Charger

DEWA’s stand highlights the Green Charger for electric vehicles. DEWA has installed about 350 charging stations across Dubai to support green mobility in the Emirate and the UAE as well as encourage individuals and organisations to buy environmentally friendly electric vehicles.

Digital DEWA

DEWA’s stand also includes several subsidiaries of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of the DEWA, which aims to redefine the concept of a utility and build a new digital future for Dubai. Digital DEWA focuses on four pillars: launching advanced solar energy technologies in Dubai, operating a renewable energy network that uses innovative energy storage technologies, integrating clean energy and storage, and expanding the use of integrated solutions for artificial intelligence. This is achieved through the subsidiaries of Digital DEWA: Data Hub Integrated Solutions (Moro), InfraX, and DigitalX.

Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

DMCC E-commerce Ecosystem to boost MENA region’s $32 billion e-commerce sector

DUBAI, DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has launched the DMCC E-Commerce Ecosystem to accelerate the growth of the e-commerce sector across the MENA region, which is currently valued at US$32 billion and is expected to reach US$50 billion by 2025.

DMCC is currently home to over 290 companies in the e-commerce space, including Deliveroo, Instashop, Cafu, Class Pass and JUSTLIFE.

The DMCC E-Commerce Ecosystem aims to capitalise on burgeoning demand in the sector. It will allow small and medium e-commerce companies to operate from a convenient location with easy access to workspaces, order fulfilment services and delivery options.

With its leading trade infrastructure and focus on increasing the ease of doing business, DMCC is well-placed to facilitate the sector’s growth.

The new ecosystem is being launched in partnership with the Middle East’s largest self-storage provider, The Box. Alongside providing members access to a wide range of storage solutions, from lockers to warehouses, The Box and DMCC will offer an accelerator programme to support e-commerce entrepreneurs and SMEs.

The Box DMCC Accelerator Programme will provide subsidised rates for storage and DMCC licensing, as well as one-on-one mentorship sessions, tailored workshops and access to exclusive networking opportunities with DMCC’s community of over 22,000 businesses.

Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, said, “Rapid digitalisation across the UAE and the wider region is driving growth in the e-commerce sector at an unprecedented rate. This growth is compounded by trends such as social media influencers selling products through their channels and established brands increasingly turning to online sales.

“As such, there is a timely and apparent need for a comprehensive platform that provides everything e-commerce businesses need to succeed. This is precisely what the DMCC E-Commerce Ecosystem aims to deliver, so we are proud to bring this to the market with our partner, The Box.”

Separate from the accelerator programme, companies interested in joining the DMCC E-Commerce Ecosystem can choose from three packages: Basic, Starter and Premium+. Through these packages, e-commerce businesses will receive up to a 50% discount on a DMCC business license, a co-working desk or private office space and storage solutions through The Box.

Wadih Haddad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Box, stated, “Storage, fulfilment and last mile delivery are critical to the success of any e-commerce business. We are delighted to partner with DMCC to support the ever-growing needs of the e-commerce ecosystem by providing access to our state-of-the-art infrastructure enabling e-commerce entrepreneurs and SMEs to fulfil their brand promise.”

DMCC’s e-commerce business licences cover a wide range of activities within the sector, including trading, payment services, delivery services and related consulting services.

Source: Emirates News Agency