Sennheiser and Neumann showcase Innovative and Premium Broadcast Products that Capture with Confidence During CABSAT 2021

Sennheiser microphones along with Neumann Studio mic and headphones for all kinds of audio and video podcasting to be showcased at Hall 2•Booth E2-10 together with long-standing distribution partner Venuetech

Content creators need not look any further than the Sennheiser and Neumann solutions shown at CABSAT this year. The show will open its doors to visitors from the broadcasting, media, and creative industries from October 26 to 28. At booth No. E2-10, Sennheiser, and Neumann will show their audio solutions for productions of any type and size, with product highlights ranging from newly launched mobile kits to all-time favourite microphones, headsets, and digital systems.

Vloggers and budding filmmakers will view Sennheiser’s entry-level MKE 200 and MKE 400 directional microphones, as well as other mobile kits for an on-camera mic or a wireless Lavalier. The TLM 103 studio set from Neumann for studio recording and Neumann’s NDH 20 studio headphones for critical monitoring applications will be on show as well as Sennheiser’s MK 8 microphone and HD 300 PRO headphones.

Mig Cardamone, Sales Director, Sennheiser Middle East said,“While Sennheiser has market-leading solutions that cater to the specific needs of the broadcast industry – radio, audio, film, events, broadcast, and content creation, our focus this year is inspired by the trend towards vlogging and broadcasting from home. Sennheiser’s nimble solutions that cover all the audio recording needs of content creators on the go are highlighted at CABSAT 2021.”

Rounding off vloggers’ requirements are the varied range of mobile kits, the newly launched Sennheiser MKE 200, a directional on-camera microphone with built-in wind protection and shock absorption for enhanced in-camera audio is on display. It features a super-cardioid capsule that provides focus and detail while rejecting unwanted background noise. The MKE 400 is loaded with even more features – a highly directional compact shotgun microphone that brings compelling audio to DSLR/Ms and mobile devices alike.Users will experience how vastly it improves in-camera audio, lifting storytelling to the next level and wowing audiences. The MKEs simple yet effective controls and great performance for the price make it easy to produce brilliant results. Both the mics are specially created for vloggers, videographers, and mobile journalists enabling them to capture the sound that makes a story come to life.

The display on the stand includes a Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod and Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp, ideal for vloggers and content creators for whom the smartphone is the tool of choice during some or for all their creative processes. Also, showcased at CABSAT is the XS Lavalier USB-C Mobile Kit that adds the Smartphone Clamp and PIXI to Sennheiser’s wired USB-C Lavalier microphone to create an ideal vlogging and podcasting bundle The XS LAV USB-C is the perfect companion for enhanced dialogue applications on mobile devices and computers. Featuring an omnidirectional clip-on microphone, XS Lavalier provides a clear, natural upgrade for interviews, presentations, podcasts, and more.

The XSW-D Portable Lavalier Mobile Kit on display isSennheiser’s wireless Lavalier solution that includes an additional TRS-TRRS cable for connection to smart devices. This special cable features an attenuator to ensure optimum levels for mobile devices. The XSW-D Portable Lavalier Mobile Kit combines functionality with efficiency for the ultimate vlogging experience and provides a one-touch ease-of-use wireless audio system that utilizes a digital transmission to seamlessly link audio sources. 

Studio Recording and monitoring

When it comes to accurate monitoring via headphones, Neumann’s NDH 20 headphones are an outstanding solution for the studio. They are joined by Sennheiser’s HD 300 PRO headphones known to give the sound a remarkably natural, three-dimensional quality. Only the sound carries weight.

These headphones are accompanied by Neumann TLM 103 and Sennheiser MK 8 studio microphones. These extremely life-like condenser microphones stand for sound recordings of the very highest quality and let you discover the soul of sound.

Digital 6000, wireless technology for the next generation

Producers and creators visiting the stand will discover the Digital 6000 wireless microphone. The outstanding audio quality of Digital 6000 features the legendary Digital 9000’s long-range transmission mode, coupled with a massive 244 MHz of switching bandwidth that is perfect for professional users in broadcast studios, theatres, and live performers. The intuitive user interface makes it extremely user-friendly and Sennheiser’s True Bit Diversity and predictive algorithms create a reliable wireless link that remains stable when other systems fail.

“Our intention is to be able to provide a platform for the engineers, videographers, content creators, marketers, and decision-makers from all segments of the broadcast industry to learn and experience Sennheiser and Neumann products,” Cardamone said.



In the Superyacht Village at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Benetti will be showcasing, for the first time in the US, the new Motopanfilo 37M, a yacht that perfectly embodies the union between the brand’s signature style and the storied tradition of Loro Piana Interiors. Also making her transatlantic debut is the first Oasis 40M unit, M/Y Rebeca. The yacht with an adventurous look features the OASIS DECK™, the solution proposed by Benetti to enhance both contact with the water and the authenticity of an onboard lifestyle that marries exclusiveness with a more informal approach, as epitomised by the spectacular 90-square-meter multifunction beach area with wings that open out, just a few steps from the water.  

Also at the show, the 47-meter custom M/Y Bacchanal brings together Benetti’s great yachting tradition and the Shipyard’s undisputed construction capabilities in the steel segment. For her size category, M/Y Bacchanal has a noteworthy new feature on the Sun Deck in the form of a tailor-made swimming pool clad in mosaic, while the Main Deck is characterised by a spacious in&out veranda featuring a custom full-width sliding door with frameless glass.

This year there will be three Benetti superyachts on show at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world’s largest in-water event in the yachting industry. Now in its 62nd year, the boat show taking place from October 27 to 31 has always been a key event for Benetti because of the brand’s high standing with American owners, the result of constant technological innovation combined with the tradition and the elegance of ‘Made in Italy’ products, making this a strategically important market.

Making her first appearance in the USA, the new Motopanfilo 37M is the true star of the show, epitomising tradition projected into the future. A yacht built from composite materials and suspended in time, her design is rooted in Benetti navettas from the 1960s, which provide the inspiration for her gracious and refined elegance. For her large, light-filled spaces in constant visual contact with the sea, Loro Piana Interiors has chosen classic fabrics for summer on the water, with the leading role played by linen in shades of white, blue and malachite, used to decorate the interiors entirely and part of the exteriors.

Also inspired by 1960s’ yachting tradition, the interiors by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti successfully marry that classic design approach with modern technical and style solutions. The exterior lines by Francesco Struglia, in partnership with Benetti, successfully echo the vintage style of the period, joining hull and superstructure to create a single harmonious element that gives the clean-cut profile an elongated and austere form. All these and other features won the 37-meter yacht the Best Innovation category award at the World Yacht Trophies presented during the last Cannes Yachting Festival.

On show with the Motopanfilo 37M will be Rebeca, the first unit of the multiple-award winning Oasis 40M model, which successfully combines a dynamic and informal approach to life on board, in constant contact with the sea, with a chic and sophisticated style. This yacht – which won the Best Layout and Best Displacement Motoryacht prizes in her size category at the World Superyacht Awards – is perfect for owners who want to explore new destinations, pampered by an informal sense of luxury. With exterior styling by UK design firm RWD and interiors by New York-based Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture (winners of the Interior Designer – House & Residential award at the DNA Paris Awards 2021), Oasis 40M is the first yacht to feature the new OASIS DECK™, offering 90 square metres of openness just a few steps from the water. The yacht’s stand-out features are wings that open out to increase the available space in contact with the water but sheltered from the waves, the magnificent swimming pool tailored to fit a free deck area close to both the water and the interiors, and the 270-degree view aft, also from the lounge.

The bridge of Oasis 40M is designed as a multifunctional space with full-height glazing and a futuristic helm station from which to enjoy the cruising experience to the full.

Alongside the two new fiberglass models, and making her first boat show appearance, is M/Y Bacchanal, a 47-meter custom yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.

The exterior styling developed by the shipyard is intentionally sleek and pared down. The interiors are a joint effort between Mauricio Gómez de Tuddo, the architect chosen by the Mexican owner for his second Benetti, and the Benetti Interior Style Department, who worked together to give the project an allure that is international but underpinned by a strong ‘Made in Italy’ imprint, given by a choice of brands that includes Minotti, Flexform, Giorgetti, Rimadesio, Poltrona Frau and Exteta.

Continuity of space, the guiding thread in the yacht’s development, is emphasised by the materials: the style of the exterior teak flooring is reprised in the interiors by the wengé wood parquet featuring special 60mm-wide boards in the main salon, the owner’s bathroom, the captain’s cabin and the Sky Lounge. Also contributing to the boat’s sense of airiness is the Thassos marble in the guest cabin bathrooms: a white, almost crystalline material that covers the floor, walls and shower tray, creating an interesting contrast with the black granite chosen for the tops.

Benetti will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 27 to 31 in the Superyacht Village, 2150 SE 17th St, Tent #14

NetApp Expands Hybrid Cloud Solutions Portfolio to Unlock Best of Cloud

New Hybrid Cloud Updates Fuel Digital Transformation, Enabling Organizations to Optimize Operations for Cost, Scalability, Agility and Speed

Today at INSIGHT 2021, NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced new additions and enhanced capabilities across its hybrid cloud portfolio to help organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and accelerate digital transformation. Delivering new secure ways to consume and operate data services on-premises and in the cloud, NetApp hybrid cloud solutions make it simpler for enterprise customers to put their data to work wherever and whenever they need it.

As the only solutions provider with native integrations for the world’s largest public clouds, NetApp’s industry leading ONTAP® software continues to serve as the foundation for hybrid cloud. With the latest release of ONTAP, NetApp is introducing enhanced protection against ransomware, expanded data management capabilities, and NVMe/TCP support for accelerated performance. The company is also announcing new digital wallet capabilities for NetApp Cloud Manager and enhanced data services for simplified administration across a hybrid cloud, more flexible consumption options to better control costs, as well as new Professional Services offerings to help customers unlock the full value of on-premises and hybrid cloud resources.

“The promised benefits of migrating to the cloud may be profound, but many IT departments are still working to overcome on-premises challenges, like managing the complexity and costs of moving data, protecting against ransomware, and ensuring reliable performance for critical applications,” said Brad Anderson, Executive Vice President, Hybrid Cloud Group at NetApp. “As the hybrid cloud specialist, NetApp can help enterprises move their digital transformation efforts forward to deliver business results faster and within budget—whether they are still developing a strategy or in the middle of executing large-scale migrations.”

“IDC’s research shows that approximately 70% of enterprise IT customers plan to modernize their storage infrastructures in the next two years to support next-generation workloads. But the key operational advantage will be in optimizing workload placement across traditional on-premises and cloud environments,” said Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems Group at IDC. “As an industry leader with years of innovation and expertise delivering hybrid cloud solutions, NetApp is uniquely positioned to help enterprises transition to hybrid cloud models to achieve the scalability and flexibility they need to deliver critical data services and workload capabilities that drive business value.” 

NetApp’s latest portfolio innovations announced today include:

  • ONTAP Data Management Software Enhancements: The latest release of ONTAP enables enterprises to autonomously protect against ransomware attacks based on machine learning with integrated preemptive detection and accelerated data recovery. The new release also delivers enterprise-grade performance for SAN and modern workloads with NVMe/TCP support, expanded object storage capabilities, and simplified management. In addition, this latest ONTAP release will power the upcoming NetApp AFF A900, the next-generation high-resiliency all-flash system for business-critical workloads. 
  • Enhanced Data Services: With new digital wallet capabilities available in NetApp Cloud Manager, customers can benefit from greater mobility and more visibility into usage of data service licenses across a hybrid cloud, with prepayment of credits enabling streamlined deployment to avoid procurement hassles. Additional updates include enhancements to NetApp Cloud Backup and Cloud Data Sense services, simplified deployment of Cloud Volumes ONTAP with new customer-ready templates, fully embedded Active IQ, and deeper integrations with NetApp Cloud Insights and ONTAP software to support Kubernetes workloads.
  • More Flexible Consumption Options: NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription, an on-premises storage-as-a-service offering with native cloud integration, continues to gain momentum with customers. The offering is now supported on four continents—encompassing petabytes of capacity within just under one year of availability. NetApp is now offering a new freemium service tier for Cloud Volumes ONTAP, providing customers with access to a fully featured, perpetual license to use ONTAP in the cloud for workloads needing less than 500GB of storage. This consumption flexibility gives organizations the freedom to use enterprise-grade data services for small workloads such as Kubernetes clusters at no initial cost. An organization only needs to convert to a subscription when the workload matures and scales.

“As a leading IT consultancy specializing in cloud infrastructure and services, our clients are increasingly working with us to reduce CAPEX spending by taking advantage of cloud-like consumption models for their on-premises environments,” said Kent Christensen, Virtual Practice Director for cloud and data center transformation at Insight. “NetApp Keystone helps us provide a truly flexible consumption model for enterprises, serving as a platform to provide business-critical data services across the entire hybrid cloud data fabric, which will be a huge boon for our growing client base.”

  • More Accessible Hybrid Cloud Expertise: NetApp is also introducing new Support and Professional Services offerings to make it even easier to access experts for step-by-step guidance as they transition to hybrid cloud. With SupportEdge Advisor for Cloud, NetApp is extending its data center support model to cloud services with rapid, direct access to trained specialists. NetApp Flexible Professional Services (FlexPS) is also available for customers that require on-demand and ongoing support as they transition to a hybrid cloud. With this new subscription-based offering, organizations can get the professional help they need to design and build a data fabric strategy, implement solutions, and optimize their hybrid cloud with predictable costs and avoid procurement delays.

SonicWall Returning Choice to Customers by Securing Any Mix of Cloud, Hybrid and Traditional Networks

Company’s virtual offerings, cloud services match with on-premises deployments to solve real-world security challenges for SMBs, enterprises, governments and MSSPs

SonicWall, a global leader in physical, virtual and cloud-focused cybersecurity solutions, is emphasizing the return of customer choice for securing and scaling a mix of cloud, hybrid and traditional environments.

“Too many times organizations have been forced to change the way they operate in order to secure access to their networks, data, devices and people,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “We’ve been busy innovating cloud and virtual solutions that help organizations secure complex blends of networks, including virtual, hybrid, cloud and on-premises deployments.”

SonicWall’s growing virtual, cloud and hybrid offerings leverage the best of the company’s Boundless Cybersecurity approach to return deployment choices to the customer while solving real-world use cases faced by SMBs, enterprises, governments and MSSPs. SonicWall’s core cloud solution offerings:

  • Solve security and connectivity challenges for cloud-native and hybrid environments.
  • Secure access to cloud and on-premises applications and virtualized workloads through modern zero-trust capabilities.
  • Protect increasingly distributed and remote workforces through powerful virtualized security layers and zero-touch capabilities.

  • Simplify threat detection and response by unifying security events and analytics in a single cloud-based dashboard, allowing easy visualization and management of high-risk alerts.

“The modern IT environment is rife with complexity that drives security and connectivity challenges, which can be further complicated when organizations require hybrid environments comprised of physical, virtual and SaaS offerings, and private and public cloud solutions,” said IDC Research Director Chris Rodriguez. “Cybersecurity vendors that support these deployment options add tremendous financial and operational flexibility for their customers, and are also well suited for organizations that are in different stages of their cloud journey.”

SonicWall Solves Today’s Complex Security, Connectivity Challenges

SonicWall’s cloud innovation is driven by the need to solve complex security and connectivity challenges by delivering power, flexibility and choice to customers and partners. SonicWall has collaborated with organizations worldwide to build some of the most secure and robust hybrid networks.

“The University of Pisa connects and secures a wide and distributed network of systems, users, applications and services to ensure our institution can provide the highest levels of on-campus and remote learning,” said University of Pisa CIO Antonio Cisternino. “It’s imperative that we’re able to use the same trusted security controls, regardless of how we deploy them. Through their growing range of virtual, cloud and hybrid offerings, SonicWall gives us that choice and flexibility without sacrificing the security standards we require to protect and enable students, faculty and staff.”

SonicWall ensures organizations are able to set their own deployment paths and cloud migration timelines — not forcing them into a rigid vendor-first approach. By providing cloud-based (e.g., virtual firewall and VPN), as-a-service (e.g., ZTNA, FWaaS) and on-premises (e.g., firewalls, VPN) options, SonicWall empowers customers to deploy what works for their architecture — and adopt cloud transformation at their pace.

These real-world hybrid environments are secured using a cohesive mix of virtual, cloud and on-premises offerings, including SonicWall NSv virtual firewalls, Cloud Edge Secure Access zero-trust security, appliance-free SMA virtual private networks (VPN), and Cloud App Security to protect SaaS applications.

Organizations are able to further scale and extend distributed environments by simultaneously deploying security across multiple locations — with minimal IT support — using Zero-Touch Deployment capabilities.

Implement Zero-Trust Security in as Few ‘15 Minutes’

With the influx of work-from-home access, companies require a simple and secure way of connecting their workforce to resources they need — wherever they’re located.

SonicWall embraces zero-trust security as a tenet of cybersecurity in a perimeter-less, cloud-first reality. SonicWall helps organizations easily and quickly connect remote users to on-premises resources, cloud-hosted applications, branch offices and public clouds.

In as few as 15 minutes, SonicWall Cloud Edge Secure Access — the company’s zero-trust network access (ZTNA) offering — quickly scales security beyond the perimeter through modern zero-trust principles. This results in logical trust zones that authenticate every user, device and location for secure access to only the specific services and resources they require.

Simplify Threat Detection, Visibility & Response  

New in SonicWall Capture Security Center 3.0, Unified Insights brings analytics from across SonicWall products, including physical and virtual firewalls, wireless access points, switches and endpoint security products into a single, customizable dashboard. This provides a central, easy-to-use location for monitoring environments and troubleshooting incidents, eliminating the need to multi-task across different consoles.

Paired with SonicWall Analytics, Capture Security Center 3.0 can transform large volumes of data (spanning tens of thousands of firewall nodes) into actionable insights and defensive actions against hidden risks across networks, applications and users — all with the visibility, precision, speed and scale of the cloud.

Integrate Cloud-delivered Threat Protection Across Hybrid Environments

Regardless of deployment strategy, SonicWall ensures organizations can identify and block both known and unknown cyberattacks across traditional networks, public and private cloud infrastructure, and virtual environments by seamlessly integrating SonicWall physical and virtual firewalls when and where it makes sense for your business. The foundation of this ecosystem integrates with SonicWall’s cloud-based Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) multi-engine sandbox service to stop advanced cyberattacks, including never-before-seen malware and ransomware.

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Aerobility’s innovative Project Able wins prestigious Laureate Award

Aerobility, the UK’s leading disabled flying charity, is delighted to receive a prestigious Laureate Award, in the business aviation category, from Aviation Week Network.  The award is for Project Able, a collaboration with Germany’s Grob Aircraft SE and the UK’s Southern Sailplanes, backed by the UK Government, which centres on a full refurbishment, new engine, propeller and avionics enhancement of former RAF Air Cadet Vigilant Grob G109 motorgliders.  A number will fly with Aerobility, adapted for disabled flyers and the remaining aircraft will be sold by the charity to support the project and also enable more disabled people to fly.

The Aviation Week Laureates celebrate the people, programmes and technologies that are changing the face of aviation. Sarah Montague, Aerobility volunteer, accepted the award from Bill Carey, Senior Editor Business Aviation, Aviation Week Network during a special ceremony and gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in McLean, VA, Washington DC on Monday evening.

Mike Miller Smith, CEO Aerobility said: “I am delighted that Project Able has been honoured in this esteemed category.   We support anyone with any disability, literally giving them wings. We do this because it challenges our flyers to ask themselves, if I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do? The effects of learning to fly are felt far beyond the airfield, with greater self-confidence and an enhanced awareness of personal ability.”

That a small charity from the UK, should share a stage with such impressive winners is humbling and perhaps reflective of one of our core beliefs that experiencing the magic and wonder of flight, makes anything possible.

We would like to thank Molly McMillin, Managing Editor Business Aviation and the judging panel at Aviation Week Network for this award and for shining the light on our charity and disabled flying in particular. I would also like to thank our superb team at Aerobility including all our volunteers, whose continued support and dedication have made this possible.”

Aerobility’s Project Able, highlighted in Aviation Week’s June 2nd issue, Aerobility Launches Grob Program To Increase Disabled Flying | Aviation Week Network, is returning 60  Grob G109 motor gliders to service, each featuring new Garmin avionics, MT Propeller and Rotax Engines. 

Profits from the sale of surplus aircraft will support disabled flying at Aerobility, which takes to the skies with up to 1,000 individuals a year. This includes people with disabilities and serious illnesses, as well as wounded, injured and sick members of the UK’s Armed Forces community. The remaining aircraft will join Aerobility’s fleet, lifting capacity from 1,000 to 2,600 individuals a year.

“With availability for sale globally, our ambition is to inspire a new generation of Grob pilots and encourage pilot training schools, gliding clubs, aviation enthusiasts and others to seriously consider purchasing a Grob G109 ‘Able’ aircraft,” said Mike Miller Smith.  “This recognition is a massive boost to our endeavours.”

Project Able has been gaining momentum in recent weeks. The first completed aircraft made its first public appearance in the UK in August and is scheduled for delivery to its customer in two weeks’ time.  A second will follow shortly.

With a complete airframe overhaul, state-of-the-art Garmin avionics, new Rotax engine and MT Propeller, Grob G109 Able’s performance and handling is hugely enhanced, whilst the fuel consumption is significantly reduced. The updated and re-certified variant of the Grob G109B makes for an exciting and environmentally friendly way to take to the skies. The aircraft is certified to run on the latest biofuels.

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Response Plus Holdings PJSC Reports Impressive 3rd Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Gross Profit recorded at AED 60.1 million with achieved revenue of AED 197.7 million over the first nine months of 2021

Response Plus Holding PJSC (RPM), UAE’s largest provider of on-site healthcare management reports an impressive Q3 performance for the period ending September 2021.

The company, a unit of ADX-listed Alpha Dhabi (subsidiary of International Holding Company ‘IHC’) has reported a net profit at AED 40.1 million for the 1st three quarter reflecting a year-on-year growth of 817% which is the outcome of the of the transformative changes incorporated this year. The dynamic team at RPM achieved a revenue of AED 197.7 million over the first nine months of 2021 with a gross profit of AED 60.1 million for the period.  Total RPM assets amounted to AED 293.9 million as on 30th September 2021 compared to AED 5.6 million at the start of 2021.

In addition to existing contracts, RPM has been awarded many new contracts during the period and has commenced providing services for these projects which has also contributed to RPM’s enhanced financial growth performance. Key projects bagged by RPM during the 3rd quarter include Abu Dhabi Health Services Co. (SEHA), Mafraq Hospital (200 ICU facility), Emirates Global Aluminium, Schlumberger, Abu Dhabi Police, Larsen & Turbo, Trojan Contracting in addition to Integrated ambulance fleet management for hospitals.

For the last quarter, the management confirms its commitment to drive continuous growth of the company through key new upcoming projects with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and various international events such Soundstorm 2021, UAE Warriors and Abu Dhabi Motor Sports.

RPM has also enhanced its business development and marketing department with the aim to expand within the region as a part of its growth strategy. Some very prestigious Tendered contracts of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Ethiopia are in the final stages of negotiation that the Management is confident on being awarded in the coming months.

“RPM is focused in providing the highest standards of Medical services in areas of Emergency Medical Services, Remote site medical services, Medical manpower supply, Occupational Medical Services & International Patient Concierge services and we have achieved record revenues in the 3rd quarter this year. said Major Tom Louis, CEO of Response Plus Holdings. “Our focus is to further boost the momentum for the last quarter of this year with confirmed contracts & businesses in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman & Ethiopia. Our India expansion plans for 2022 will further pave the way for sustained growth over the years to come. We have also implemented a robust and exemplary corporate governance framework to ensure strong growth is supported by effective internal controls.

StarLink Partners with Safe Security to Build a Safe Digital Future

Both companies aim to instill a CRQ mindset and help enterprises gain rich insights about their cyber risk posture with the real-time, enterprise-wide breach- likelihood score

StarLink, the fastest growing “True” Value-added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region, today announced partnership with Safe Security for distribution of their unified and real-time risk quantification platform, in the META region.

Safe Security, a pioneer in the ‘Cybersecurity and Digital Business Risk Quantification’ (CRQ) space facilitates organizations to measure and mitigate enterprise-wide cyber risk using its Security Assessment Framework for Enterprises (SAFE) platform. This quantified and consistent real-time cyber risk metrics empowers enterprises to make informed business decisions and most importantly identifies a Dollar Value Risk an organization is likely to face. By 2025, they envision to become the global de-facto industry standard to measure and mitigate cyber risk.

Mr. Zaidoun Arbad, Chief Operating Officer, StarLink commented, “It is extremely crucial for organizations to identify risk scenarios that are most likely to affect them, gauge the financial impact and align their security infrastructure. Taking a quantitative approach is a persuasive idea that can help CISOs and CROs to bolster risk management and mitigate any potential cybersecurity breaches. Our collaboration with Safe Security is aimed at bringing about a paradigm shift in the mindset of customers in this region and empower them to adopt a risk-intelligent response tactic to tackle cyber threats.”

Safe Security’s mission is to create a safer digital future, by helping organizations understand their breach likelihood in real-time and the economic loss that comes with it. To that end, we are delighted to partner with StarLink, an elite security-focused distributor in the region. It is a natural choice to partner with StarLink, given their comprehensive reach and rich cybersecurity solution portfolio. It allows us to help them provide a strategic umbrella to how these portfolios are leveraged by customers in the most effective manner,” said Dr. Cherif Sleiman, Chief Revenue Officer, EMEA at Safe Security.

Ivanti to showcase innovations that enable working from everywhere at GITEX

Ivanti – the automation platform that discovers, manages, secures, and services IT assets from cloud to edge – will be at GITEX to showcase its latest innovations that empower working from any location.


With COVID-19 and the acceleration of digitalisation, securing various endpoints and supporting employees to work from different locations, has become more challenging. Ivanti has made it its mission to enable the Everywhere Workplace with critical IT solutions safeguarding against ransomware attacks and viruses and providing patch management.


Ivanti will exhibit at the computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai from the 17th until the 21st of October 2021.


The three main new innovations that Ivanti will exhibit at the conference are Ivanti Security Controls, Ivanti Neurons for Healthcare and the Ivanti mobile phishing risk calculator. All products can be activated universally, are cost-effective, provide uninterrupted threat intelligence and actionable insights, mitigate data loss and are flexible in their deployment:


• Ivanti Security Controls simplifies security with unified and automated prevention, detection, and response techniques that target big attack vectors. It provides the highest barriers to modern cyber-attacks, including discovery, OS and application patch management, privilege management, and whitelisting.


• Ivanti Neurons for Healthcare delivers the complete picture of IT across healthcare facilities by discovering and intelligently profiling medical devices and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), assessing security risks, reporting threats, and reconciling device information across multiple data sources.


• Ivanti mobile phishing risk calculator protects against mobile phishing, leveraging a multi-tiered approach to phishing protection and remediation to support the best security posture for organizations. The Ivanti Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) is built into the Ivanti UEM for mobile clients so that admins can achieve 100% user adoption.


Mohammad Alshare, Managing Director, Ivanti Middle East and North Africa said: “We are extremely proud of our achievements and technological advancements at Ivanti and the new products that we get to showcase at GITEX. We are focused on making your Everywhere Workplace possible as we believe that with well-defined processes and the right tools, we can Discover, Manage, Secure and Service any endpoint.”


Recent milestones include winning the Eleven 2021 MUSE Creative Awards for Everywhere Workplace Brand Launch and being named leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for IT Service Management Tools for Second Consecutive Year.


Samer Hani, Regional Director at Ivanti, said: “GITEX is always a great time for us to connect with our partners and customers alike and to see what other technological products are coming onto the market. It is the more exciting this year as it will be the biggest tech event to be held live and in person in the region.”


You can find Ivanti at Stand H1 – B20 in Hall 1 across the duration of GITEX.

Toshiba Gulf FZE to highlight Surveillance, Enterprise HDD and KIOXIA SSD storage solutions at GITEX 2021

Focus will be on 18TB MG09 Series HDDs, S300 for the enterprise and KIOXIA Solid State Drives for thr Enterprise and Canvio Gaming for the Consumer segment

Toshiba Gulf FZE will be offering a complete 360 of Data storage solutions for Consumers and Enterprise at Hall 4, Stand H4-B2 at GITEX 2021 held at DWTC from 17th to 21st October 2021. On display will be Toshiba range of Storage products  and KIOXIA (formerly Toshiba memory) NAND Flash memory products.

Visitors to Gitex can view a wide range of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products to meet the varied demands of the diversified storage marketplace. Products displayed will include high capacity power-efficient storage for Cloud Data Centers, capacity and performance HDDs for Entertprise IT, client HDDs for PC/Desktop, and specialty drives for Surveillance, NAS systems, set-top box video, gaming and external storage for Windows and Mac PCs.

The 18TB MG09 Series Hard Disk Drives,3rd-generation 9-disk Helium-sealed design and innovations in energy-assisted recording helps customers achieve new levels of storage density and power efficiency. With 12.5% more capacity than prior 16TB models, 18TB MG09 CMR drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems.

For KIOXIA various flash memory such as NAND flash BiCS FLASH™ & Solid State Devices (SSD) will be displayed. Flash memory has become a standardized memory device and KIOXIA, the inventor of flash memory, has carved out a path to a new era in which we are able to carry videos, music and data with us wherever we go.

Kioxia puts great emphasis on retaining the same excellent quality, performance and reliability standards, that consumers are used to expect from the formerly known Toshiba Memory product line-up, dedicated to the development and production of innovative class-leading flash storage solutions.

Santosh Varghese, Vice President, Toshiba Gulf FZE said, “With our competence and experience combined with our value chain of highly driven and proven channel partners and distributors, we look forward to the visitor response to our new products at Gitex 2021. Our 18TB MG09 Series delivers new levels of storage density and power efficiency to our cost-conscious cloud-scale and storage solutions customers and it is compatible with the widest range of applications and operating environments.”

Also highlighted at GITEX will be Canvio® portable storage lineup with new applications and designs, adding new Canvio FlexTM and Canvio GamingTM models along with new colors and textures. The next generation of Canvio® designs delivers seamless portability, high storage capacity and broad compatibility for various USB devices. It meets the evolving needs for storage solutions suited for a broad range of users, including multi-platform users, gamers, business professionals, outdoor photographers, and students. There’s a model that fits everyone’s needs.

Toshiba Gulf FZE will be in Hall 4, Stand H4-B2 at GITEX 2021. Activations on the stand include a photo booth competition where winners can walk away with attractive prizes.

Parmigiani Fleurier’s 25th Anniversary

Time Is Flying

In 1996, Michel Parmigiani’s watchmaking activities gave rise to a new brand, a new credo and new aesthetics. Parmigiani Fleurier was born out of his passion for watchmaking, classical culture, the observation of nature and his experience in restoring the world’s most sophisticated timepieces and automata. 25 years later, Parmigiani Fleurier turns a new leaf. A new contemporary timepiece collection, the Tonda PF, renews its enduring devotion to bringing sense and beauty into the world through watches.

The year is 1996 and mechanical watchmaking is in limbo. Here and there, a few remaining brands and a handful of trailblazers are keeping alive the art of crafting complicated timepieces. Michel Parmigiani, based out of Fleurier in the Swiss Jura mountains, has already been at it for twenty years. Instead of choosing architecture as a career path, he had counter-intuitively elected to become a watchmaker at a time when that art was already starting to dwindle. Such was his will to preserve the wide-ranging craft, its techniques and the timepieces that stemmed from it, which he so revered.

At the head of a highly advanced restoration workshop, he handles the finest clocks, pocket watches and mechanical objects there are, ranging from the Renaissance to the 1930’s. He is also a bespoke, high-end manufacturer working for prestigious brands.

Building up on that rare and thorough expertise, he and his main customer, the Sandoz family, owner of a peerless timepiece collection, decide to take this knowledge and put it to new use. Thus is born Parmigiani Fleurier.

Steady Credo

Based on a contemporary and understated approach to high-end watchmaking, Parmigiani Fleurier strikes the right balance between appeal and poise, abundant details and streamlined design. Rooted in a wealth of experience and expertise, the Toric, Kalpa and Tonda collections are made for connoisseurs who understand that showing is not being. The art of enjoying a rare, low-key and sophisticated timepiece is a particular brand of self-confident hedonism.

Parmigiani Fleurier constantly demonstrates that it is wiser beyond its years, young enough to keep creating a continuous stream of groundbreaking designs, movements and concepts. Mastery and excellence in craft are the keys to its lasting relevance, both in the modern and classical genres.

Track Record

On May 29th, 1996, in the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, the watchmaking founding acts of the Parmigiani Fleurier brand took place. A total of 52 timepieces were introduced, ranging from simple to the highly complicated and including the visionary Toric Perpetual Calendar Retrograde. The bar was set, high, and for 25 years, Parmigiani Fleurier has created several timepiece collections, ranging from sport-chic to classical, from slim to highly complicated while staying true to its original ethos: imperceptible refinement, entire dedication to exclusivity, modern permanence.

Over the course of 25 years, Parmigiani Fleurier has created over thirty in-house movements. Some of them extremely elaborate and groundbreaking, like the 5 Hz, integrated split seconds, solid-gold, skeletonized, Caliber PF361 fitted in the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire. Some of them slim and streamlined, such as the 2.6 mm thick PF700. Some of them unconventional and ahead of their time, such as the first caliber developed under the Parmigiani Fleurier brand, the eight-day, twin-barrel, tonneau-shaped PF110. And as time has passed, proficiency in calendars has become the signature of the Parmigiani Fleurier workshops.

Parmigiani Fleurier’s set of watchmaking skills extends to the chronograph, to the split seconds chronograph, and to tourbillons. High frequency, high power reserves, high complications, minimal case heights, minimal aesthetics, Parmigiani Fleurier runs a wide gamut with a single thread: rarity and excellence. And to fittingly celebrate its 25th Anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier launches a new elegant and contemporary collection designed for purists, the Tonda PF.

A Purist’s Delight for Those in the Know

With a judicious sense of detail, pattern, shape and curve, the Tonda PF is Parmigiani Fleurier’s latest and most forward-looking collection. Aimed at the most enlightened part of the watch-loving community, it showcases the brand’s excellence and focuses on contemporary design. These new timepieces take attention to craft, complication and streamlined aesthetics to a new high. Everywhere the eye lands on a Tonda PF, there’s a particular texture, form, detail to be seen and enjoyed.

This is not ornament, ostentation or opulence. This is a mature, sartorial approach to watchmaking. Seven integrated bracelet models make up the collection, including a slim two-hander with date, a 5 Hz integrated chronograph, an annual calendar with retrograde date, and culminating in a 25-piece limited edition integrated split seconds chronograph whose case, bracelet and dial are made of platinum.

Past and Future

As many of Parmigiani Fleurier’s creations, the Tonda PF’s design is driven by the Fibonacci sequence. This mathematical formula, associated with the golden ratio, has been at the root of virtually everything Michel Parmigiani has ever created. It’s the guideline of the size of hands and counters, the curvature of lugs, the guilloché patterns, case proportions and countless design details that suffuse the Parmigiani Fleurier aesthetics.

This attachment to the classical canons of aesthetics is prolonged by today’s streamlined luxury, discretely hedonistic approach that gave rise to the Tonda PF. The collection is the brainchild of Parmigiani Fleurier’s new CEO, Guido Terreni.

“In the last 25 years, Parmigiani Fleurier has been able to create mechanical art at the highest level, thanks to the unique mastery of Michel Parmigiani. We intend to transmit this powerful heritage to the watchmaking purists of tomorrow. An uncompromising crowd of a select few, seeking personal hedonistic pleasure, who are savvy in watchmaking, appreciate sartorial craft on their timepieces, and have a strong sense of style and refinement,” says Mr. Terreni.

Where Michel Parmigiani brings heritage, skill and knowledge, Guido Terreni brings sartorial allure, and a sense of contemporary luxury in tune with the times we live in. Using 25 years of rich history is the root of Parmigiani Fleurier’s next 25.