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Swiss producer HTS Global AG

HTS Global AG is an international corporation with offices, representatives and agents around the world. Our global presence allows us to serve the needs of our customers all over the world in all our business sectors, says Fabian de Soet, CEO of HTS Global AG proudly.

The core business is the development, production and worldwide distribution of electric heat tracing systems. In this sector HTS Global AG is one of the world’s leading suppliers of heating tapes, cables and accessories, known for its brand ThermTrace.

HTS Global AG was founded more than 15 years ago and is a well-known for its swiss quality.

Working on a global scale, HTS Global AG has positioned itself with offices in Switzerland and Germany as well as in the UK and the United States.

All of our technically advanced heat tracing solutions fulfill international quality standards for both hazardous and safe areas, says Fabian de Soet. HTS Global AG and its professionally trained partners in various countries provide marketing, distribution and customer service for our entire heat tracing product range.

The ThermTrace series of heating tapes includes a complete collection of self-regulating products. Starting with heating cables for very small piping systems with special applications we also provide high-end industrial grade cables for temperatures up to 240 ° C.

In addition to self-regulating cables, HTS Global AG offers constant wattage cables as well as a broad variety of accessories.

ThermTrace products offer solutions for all kinds of temperature ranges and applications. You can download their newest production catalogue on hts-global.com.

Comtrend Integrates KDPOF”s Gigabit Ethernet POF for Home Networks

KDPOF – a leading supplier for gigabit silicon transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – proudly announces that Comtrend has implemented their Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) technology in order to provide guaranteed connectivity within home networks. “Comtrend have preferred our POF optical transceiver KD1001 for their new device since more and more Service Providers require a way to secure robust connectivity with very low latency, reduced jitter, fast download speeds, and flawless connectivity for video,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. Comtrend”s new product provides two POF and two Ethernet ports in order to allow daisy chain topologies. “Service Providers worldwide will benefit from being able to deliver guaranteed 1 Gigabit connectivity into homes by combining the POF backbone with Wi-Fi Mesh.”

For customers that demand assured performance, POF is the preferred option. POF cables are practically invisible since installers can reuse any existing conduits or install in a very unnoticeable way in the home. Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, robust, and much easier and quicker to install than Cat 6 cables.

KDPOF will present their in-home robust optical backbone connectivity at stand B40 at the Broadband World Forum on October 15 to 17, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In his presentation “Gbps: Do Customers Care?” on October 16, 2019 at 10:05, Ramon Garcia, Business Development Manager with KDPOF, will discuss how to satisfy Gbps customers and thereby increase the number of subscribers willing to pay for qualified bandwidth instead of sole connectivity.

About Comtrend

Founded in 1990, Comtrend Corporation has established itself as one of the leading suppliers of Broadband Networking equipment in the world. An ISO-9001/14001 certified company, Comtrend designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of advanced networking equipment integrating ADSL, ADSL2+, Bonded ADSL2+, VDSL2, VoIP, Residential Wi-Fi, Auto Configuration Systems, GPON ONT, and High-Speed PLC technology. The company’s greatest triumph has been its ability to attract, retain, and develop talented professionals from all around the world. Comtrend is committed to a vision of bringing people together through technology and continues to realize this vision through a focus on innovation and superior service. For more information, including Comtrend”s full lineup of Broadband Networking solutions, please visit www.comtrend.com.

Boost your Start Up

Rieta de Soet, CEO of Global Management Consultants AG in Switzerland says that many Start Up companies start at a Business Center. There are a lot of benefits that come with renting office space at a Business Center like the GMC AG, such as low costs and the support of professionals with many years of experience.

GMC AG supports its customers with words and deeds. Rieta de Soet has set up GMC AG herself and knows how difficult it is to start a business and has some useful tips for Start Ups.

1. Take part in competitions for Start Ups. Even if you do not win, you get publicity. Initially, it is very important to get your name out there, so you should not miss a chance.

2. Advertising is much easier these days than it was 20 years ago, says Rieta de Soet. The social networks allow fast, cheap and global advertising 24/7. The good thing about it, you can control your accounts at any time from any location.

3. Establish contacts. This is where the Business Center comes into play. Due to its long existence, GMC AG has numerous useful contacts and acquaints its customers with potential partners. Networking must not be underestimated.

4. Finding the right partner. If you work at a Business Center, like GMC AG in Zug, you are not on your own. You have a strong partner with a lot of experience at your side, which gives the Start Up company a good image from the start.

Not only the cost factor plays a big role, why Start Up companies should first start at a Business Center, but also the support they get from a company like GMC AG, Fabian de Soet concludes.

From the very first idea to the final process

Which process is best suited for which application? How do you establish a specific temperature profile? And which technologies can help reduce voids in the soldering joints? Be it competent consultation, process demonstration or technical training – Rehm Thermal Systems, as the leading manufacturer of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industry, offers a plethora of possibilities in its Technology Centre. Moreover, specialists from Rehm will discuss innovative solutions for new application and methods with the customers in order to optimise manufacturing processes in the long run.

Rehm”s application specialists are on hand as advisors to provide support in selecting the right system or to create individual process parameters. “Each product has different requirements in production. In the direct application of vacuum, vapor phase and convection soldering processes, we can precisely determine the advantages and disadvantages for the product to be manufactured and specify the optimum system technology. In the second step, we can then determine the optimum process parameters, e.g., for paste printing, linear/saddle profile, vacuum process or coating application. With the options in our Demo-centre, we can react in a flexible manner to the wishes of our customers”, explained Helmut Öttl, Head of Application and Process Development. Customers can work out the optimum machine concept for their requirements together with the application specialists. The assembly is of particular focus here – the processes are selected based on this.

In order to present the customers the complete range of soldering products within this framework, Rehm is supported by renowned companies from the industry that provide the corresponding equipment. “We have our partners to thank for this”, said Johannes Rehm. “We can now combine everything under one roof – consulting and customer service, technical expertise, the vivid demonstration of entire production lines and the exchange of knowledge and experience in the seminars. These possibilities are very well appreciated by our customers”.

The Technology Centre also offers ideal conditions for training courses and events. Soldering theory and practice can be perfectly combined here. An important point on this note: At the request of the customer, both the process consulting and the execution of the trials can be carried out absolutely confidentially. In a secured room with access control, which is not accessible to everyone, strictly confidential new developments can be developed together with the application specialists.

Do you require assistance for a special application or would like to explore the topic of soldering live in our Demo-centre? You are welcome to make an appointment at applikation@rehm-group.com. You can find information about the current events and seminar series on our website at www.rehm-group.com.

Pharma 4.0 Award 2019

The most interactive Pharma MES and Pharma TRACKTS! event in Europe took place in Berlin, September 19-20 2019. On the occasion of the Pharma MES & Pharma TRACKTS! 2019, we.CONECT had the honour to award 5 companies for their remarkable achievements in MES and Track & Trace | Serialization projects projects. This year, the prestigious Pharma 4.0 Award 2019 was handed out for the third time for outstanding results in MES and TRACKTS in two categories: Outstanding MES related innovation of the year and Best execution of a Track & Trace / Serialization project.

All submitted projects were judged and nominated by an independent jury. The evaluation of each project was based on criteria such as methodology, technology and innovation. This year, the nominated projects were submitted by: Prasanna Balakrishnan, Manager (MES, PLM, IoT) at Strides Pharma Science Limited, Mirek Popieluch, CEO and Co-Founder of DataComplex Sp. z o.o. s.K (for the Innovators Category), Thomas Halfmann, Marketing Director at OPEN-SCS Working Group, Marco Farinelli, Marketing Company Account Manager – Global Supply Chain at AstraZeneca, and Andre Fleer, Supply Chain manager at Nordic Drugs AB (for the Tracksters category)

In the evening after the conference we hard our award ceremony where the MES & TRACKTS! audience voted for their favorite project. The emerged winners were Data Complex who were the champions for The best Innovators project and Open – SCS working group for the best Tracksters project.

Congratulations to the winners of The Innovators Category

1st Place – Data Complex – Mirek Popieluch
2nd Place – Strides Pharma – Prasanna Balakrishnan

Congratulations to the winners of The Tracksters

1st Place – OPEN-SCS Working Group – Thomas Halfmann
2nd Place – AstraZeneca – Marco Farinelli
3rd Place – Nordic Pharma – Andre Fleer

The trophies and certificates were presented to the winners by Mr. Bernd Pastors from Action Medeor. Action Medeor was given 1,000 EUR as a charity. The prize money was sponsored by we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH

After the success of the 8th Pharma MES and 5th Pharma TRACKTS! we hope to see all the partners and delegates next year.