New CIR Report States that Sales of Active Optical Cables for the Data Center To Reach $1.5 billion

According to a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, sales of active optical cables (AOCs) for the data center will produce $1.5 billion in revenues by 2019.

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Charlottesville, VA, USA (June 27, 2014) — According to a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, sales of active optical cables (AOCs) for the data center will produce $1.5 billion in revenues by 2019. The report “Active Optical Cable Markets – Data Center Applications,” is part of a two-volume set. CIR has also recently published an analysis and forecast of the market for AOCs for applications in personal computing, consumer electronics and digital signage.

More details about this report can be found at: http://www.cir-inc.com/reports/active-optical-cable-markets-and-opportunities-2014-to-2024-volume-i-data-c.

About the report:

This report identifies and quantifies opportunities for selling AOCs for the data center. AOCs in this sector carry Ethernet, InfiniBand (IB), Fibre Channel and SAS. Specifically, the report provides coverage on AOCs supporting the CX4, SFP/SFP+, QSFP, CXP, CFP, CDFP, and SAS/Min-SAS MSAs. In addition, the report provides detailed nine-year forecasts of data center AOC markets, with breakouts by end-user application, interface standard, cable lengths, type of cable and wavelength. Forecasts are provided in units shipped and revenue terms.

This new CIR study also assesses the product/market strategies of the leading AOC suppliers including: 3M, 10GTEK, A3CUBE, Amphenol, Avago, Brocade, Centera Photonics, ConnPro, Eoptolink, FCI, Fiberon, Finisar, Fujikura, Gigalight, Fujitsu, Hitachi Cable, IBM, InnoLight, JDSU, Juniper Networks, Luxtera, Mellanox, Molex, Multilane, Samtec, Siemon, Sopto, Sumitomo, TE Connectivity, Volex.

From the report:

Data centers are getting bigger and are requiring much higher data-rate pipes and interconnects than ever before. Mobile broadband and video applications are flooding data centers with content and this creates a growing incentive to shift to fiber in at least part of the data center. It is becoming increasingly difficult for data center managers to avoid fiber optics and at the same time AOCs offer an excellent entry point for fiber optics to all but the most structured-cabling savvy network managers.

Chinese AOC suppliers are showing that they can compete with the best U.S., European and Japanese AOC suppliers. They are now able to supply 40 Gbps cables with ease and a few are offering 100-Gbps AOCs. A few years back CIR would have seen the whole optical engine concept as beyond the capabilities of Chinese suppliers. But today Gigalight is using optical engines as the basis for its optical data center products, and other Chinese firms are expected to follow suit.

The Chinese AOC challenge will require a strategic response from established AOC firms. This could take the form of better branding, improved supply chains or upgraded products. For example, the TE Connectivity line was upgraded in 2011 with 40-Gbps products that offered reduced power consumption and lighter-weight cables and other leading AOC firms will follow suit.

We also expect to see more activity in AOCs that use the highest-performance modules. Such AOCs are not easy to make and this presents barriers to entry into the data center markets for smaller, less able AOC firms; providing market protection for the largest suppliers. The markets for such high-end AOCs are also not inconsiderable. CFP and CDFP together are expected to generate $190 million in revenues by 2019. Indeed, we think that the proverbial “next big thing” in the AOC space will be CDFP AOCs and expect to see such products prominently displayed at the OFC, ECOC and SC trade shows in 2015. For now, the three companies to watch in this space are Finisar, Molex and TE Connectivity, all of which have already introduced CDFP AOCs.

Nonetheless, throughout the period considered in this report, the “workhorse” QSFP and CXP AOCs will be the biggest revenue earners, with combined sales of $1.3 billion in 2019. These MSAs support both the Ethernet and IB protocols that are core to any data center and at data rates that are likely to be the ones most used in data centers over the next decade. The earliest QSFP AOCs catered to the 10-Gbps market, but the QSFP AOC business is now centered around the 40-Gbps opportunity. CXP can support 100 GigE or three 40-GigE channels. At this point almost every firm offering a range of AOCs includes CXP options.

About CIR:

Communications Industry Researchers has been publishing hype-free industry analysis for the optical networking industry for almost 25 years. We have provided market coverage of Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for six years. Our annual reports on this topic are widely regarded as the most authoritative market forecast and technology assessment in the AOC space.

Visit http://www.cir-inc.com for a full listing of CIR’s reports and other services.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery Chooses Submittable

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce they have chosen Submittable, the online submission platform, to receive and administer the gallery’s art competition submissions.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (June 26, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce they have chosen Submittable, the online submission platform, to receive and administer the gallery’s art competition submissions. This change will become effective July 1, 2014.

Submittable is an international online platform that provides administrative processing of entries for art organizations. Submittable provides these services for most creatives, specializing in writing, film-making, art, photography and grants.

Based in Montana, Submittable was founded in 2009. Presently, they provide administrative services to more than 7,000 organizations. Their website is http://www.submittable.com.

John R. Math, Gallery Director of Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery explains the rationale for this change. “As our online art competitions have become more popular and are now on a large international scale, we want the artists who compete to have their entries administered 24 hours a day. The Submittable platform provides this function efficiently for us”.

Math goes on to say, “We have wanted to upgrade our entry system. In Submittable we’ve found a simple and effective method for artists to participate in our future competitions. In addition, the platform will allow the gallery to employ guest judges and eliminate the server and upload problems that sometimes occur close to the entry deadline”.

Math, continues, “With Submittable’s easy registration (Name and Email Address Only), any artist who registers will be able to access any of their entries, as well as be registered automatically for any other competitions on the Submittable platform. We are very excited about these changes. We believe our artist participants will see the immediate benefits of using the Submittable entry platform”.

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time – Online Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2014

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.5.3, a compatibility update to its professional solution for Adobe InDesign output automation. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, processing history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the 2014 release of InDesign CC, featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (June 26, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.5.3, a compatibility update to its professional solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide by offering batch processing with powerful and time-saving output options.

The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently announced 2014 release of InDesign CC, featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to Output Factory users. The same version of Output Factory can be used with any version of InDesign from CS3 and later.

“When every second counts Output Factory is a life saver!” says Glen Saville of Glen Saville Design, Hornchurch, UK. “It’s a sublime beast that saves a lot of time. I just drag my files into the job list, set them up as I want and then sit back and watch the computer do its stuff.”

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML, EPUB, INDD and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
-Output as single pages
-Create custom workflows for different job targets
-Output files to multiple formats with one click
-Variable output file names
Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
-Preflight InDesign documents and skip the ones with errors
-Preflight final PDFs
-Keep track of jobs, output files and errors

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Light version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 on Intel-based Macs and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2014.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

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Leo Revzin
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Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
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Actyl Group Assists Employers After Ban Lifted on TFW Program for Fast Food Restaurants

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Company’s team is well trained in the new changes made by Citizenship & Immigration Canada.

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REGINA, Saskatchewan (June 22, 2014) — In the wake of a recent overhaul of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), international workforce solutions firm Actyl Group has trained its staff on all of the new rules and regulations associated with the program.

The broad changes, announced June 20, are intended to prevent abuse and make it more difficult for employers to hire workers from outside the country. As part of these efforts, businesses and organizations in high-unemployment regions will not be allowed to bring in temporary foreign workers, and there will be caps placed on the number of TFWs employers across the country can hire. The ban on TFWs for fast food businesses, however, has been lifted.

“Although these recent changes to the TFWP in Canada will make it more difficult for employers to leverage it, there are still many opportunities to find, recruit and hire skilled workers,” said Linda West, president and CEO of Actyl. “Our firm has been able to project these changes and is ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest updates imposed by the federal government. As a result, our team is very well positioned to help businesses with both domestic and international worker recruitment.”

While the TFWP will still exist, there will also be a new category created called the International Mobility Program. Changes to the overall program include an increase in the number of inspections to 25 percent of all organizations using the TFWP each year. There will also be an increase in the application fee to $1,000 per worker requested, up from $250 previously.

In addition, businesses found to be abusing the program will have to pay a fine of up to $100,000, and the Canada Border Services Agency will receive more funding to pursue criminal investigations against potential abusers. Employers with TFWs on staff will also be listed in public records.

“Because of this recent overhaul, businesses with temporary foreign workers must make sure that they are in full compliance with the law,” said West. “Actyl has been the first recruitment firm to train its staff on these changes, and we know how to effectively and legally help you find and manage the skilled workers who will allow your business grow and thrive.”

Actyl Group is a widely respected firm that helps its clients create workforce solutions customized to their specific needs. The company has decades of industry expertise and experience, providing Canadian businesses and organizations with the best immigration solutions and job candidates. To learn more, visit http://www.actyl.com.

Please direct inquiries to: Linda West (888) 883-2731

4th Annual Animals Online Art Competition Announced

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2014.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (June 22, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2014. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s August 2014 online group exhibition. The gallery encourages entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best “Animal” art. For this theme, Animal art will include mammals, birds and any animals that live in the water.

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of August 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards will also be given as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on July 27, 2014.

Winning artists of the “Animals” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, and social media marketing and promotion in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement.

In addition to the above, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide the gallery with your best “Animal” art now or before the July 27th deadline. For more information and to apply online here http://www.lightspacetime.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time – Online Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Dr. Alanna Junaid Joins Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre

Dr. Junaid is a recent recipient of the University Gold Medal, CDA national research award.

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Winnipeg, MB (June 22, 2014) — Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre, an established clinic specializing in cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry and TMD treatment, has welcomed a new member to its team.

Dr. Alanna Junaid recently received her dentistry designation from the University of Manitoba. She graduated with Honours and is the Gold Medalist in Dentistry for her graduating year. Last year she won a national research award from the Canadian Dental Association, the first time in more than 20 years that a Manitoba student has claimed that award. Dr. Junaid joins Dr. Allan Winchar and Dr. Raynaldo Todescan at Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre.

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“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Junaid to our outstanding team,” said Dr. Winchar, lead dentist. “Her recent awards and achievements have demonstrated her talent, skill and commitment to providing exceptional care and attention to her patients. As our clinic continues to grow, we are confident that our patients and staff members will benefit from Dr. Junaid’s knowledge and expertise in the field of dentistry.”

Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre is one of Winnipeg’s first boutique-style dental practices. Founded in 1994, it specializes in cosmetic dentistry, TMD treatment, neuromuscular dentistry and dental treatment for snoring. The staff at the clinic is dedicated to providing first-rate dentistry services to its clients, with personal consultations, honest communication and expert-driven care.

Dr. Winchar graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1975. One of the first practitioners of neuromuscular dentistry in Canada, he is considered a leader in the field. He received his mastership at the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, and is currently a member of several dentistry associations. Dr. Winchar’s dentistry philosophy centers on a non-surgical and preventive approach, catering to the long-term health and comfort of his patients.

“Since we opened our practice almost 20 years ago, Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre has become known for providing top-notch dental care. We are constantly striving to better serve our clients’ needs,” Dr. Winchar said. “Dr. Junaid will be an excellent addition to our staff as we work to grow the practice and continue providing high-quality dental care to people across the Winnipeg area.”

Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre is located at 2020E Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg. To learn more about the practice, visit http://www.tuxedoedge.ca.

Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Allan Winchar, 204-888-3708

Imperial Properties Welcomes 40th Condominium Property in Four Years

OZ Condos is the newest addition to the firm’s growing portfolio.

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Winnipeg, MB (June 17, 2014) — Imperial Properties, a leading property management firm serving Winnipeg and the surrounding area, has welcomed its 40th condominium property into its rapidly growing management portfolio.

The firm has been managing its own properties since 2007, and in 2010 began offering third-party management services, specializing in condominiums. This month, Imperial Properties began managing the OZ Condos, a 25-unit community at 90 Bole Street in Winnipeg.

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“We are proud to announce the addition of our 40th condominium property to our management portfolio in just four years,” said Adrian Schulz, ACCI, president and CEO of Imperial Properties. “Since we began offering third-party management services, we have earned a reputation for exceptional condominium property management. OZ Condos is a fantastic community, and we look forward to working closely with its board and unit owners for years to come.”

Designed by award-winning architect Sasa Radulovic, the OZ Condos features five levels of townhouses, lofts and flats, in addition to multilevel heated parking, private balconies, storage space and terraces. The community is located in one of Winnipeg’s most sought-after neighborhoods, a centrally located Osborne Village known for its historic charm and variety of artistic shops and restaurants. Occupancy of OZ Condos began June 15, although there are still a few units available for sale.

Imperial Properties has rapidly become a leader in Winnipeg property management, providing a wide range of services for condominium, commercial and multifamily residential properties. The firm’s quality of service was recently recognized with its second Winnipeg’s Top Property Management Firm award, and is a member of FIABCI, the international real estate federation. Imperial Properties is also in the process of opening a second office in Regina, Saskatchewan.

“Our firm has grown significantly since launching in 2007. This growth has allowed us to continue bringing new properties into our management portfolio,” Schulz said. “We are incredibly thankful to all of our clients, tenants and our dedicated team of property managers and accounting staff members who have made this tremendous growth possible.”

To learn more about Imperial Properties and the services its team offers to property owners, visit http://www.imperialproperties.ca.

Please direct inquiries to: Adrian Schulz, 204-272-8799