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MasterCard: Millions of people gaining financial access in 2013


A recent study conducted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and McKinsey, Fighting Poverty, Profitably, found that only countries with relatively widespread access to electronic payment systems achieve high levels of financial inclusion. Countries where more than 70 percent of people can pay electronically, financial inclusion is over 85 percent. This year alone, together with its partners, MasterCard launched more than ten programs around the world which are designed to bring financial access to over 350 million people: In Nigeria,... Read More »

MasterCard Travel Controller empowers companies to regain control of Travel Spending


Companies of every size risk tremendous annual budget losses through unmanaged travel activity. These companies look for ways to prevent ‘leakage’ and opportunities for cost savings. Controlling spend to achieve contracted terms and policy compliance is fundamental to effective travel management. “Typically, travel and entertainment (T&E) is the second largest controllable expense after salaries and benefits, and yet companies worldwide are overwhelmed with huge amounts of travel spend data requiring expense reconciliation,” said Richard... Read More »

GODIVA and the Lady Godiva Program Rings – The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell


In honor of the occasion, CEO of GODIVA Chocolatier, Jim Goldman & Beginning Over founder, Heidi Markow will ring the Closing Bell. The Beginning Over Foundation offers survivors of domestic violence and domestic homicide support and long term solutions as they rebuild their lives. The mission of the Beginning Over Foundation is to provide individuals and families affected by domestic violence and domestic homicide with the vital financial support and peer based programs designed to educate, heal, empower, inspire and assist in rebuilding t... Read More »

Barco supports 40th Film Fest Gent with digital cinema solutions and brand-new concepts


For Film Fest Gent 2013, Barco’s rental partner XL Video installed several projectors, to allow visualization during events and screenings at various festival venues. To welcome the guests of the Kinepolis multiplex, traditionally the heart of the film festival, rental partner Photonics set up a big LiveDots C8 LED display that streams live video content of the red carpet activities. One Kinepolis theater further featured technology from dZine, a Barco company, facilitating a live interactive voting session for the Best Belgian Student Short Fi... Read More »

Barco redesigns its 2Kx2K main display for air traffic control, offering more comfort and higher performance at a better price


Eye-catching in every way With 12,000 units in the field, Barco’s ISIS display has a proven track record of efficiency and performance. The 4 MegaPixel display now comes with a brand-new 28” LCD panel featuring Panasonic’s IPS-Pro (Next) LCD technology. Offering a wider viewing angle and a higher contrast ratio than its predecessor while eliminating reflections, the new ISIS offers optimum reading quality to air traffic controllers. The smart and stylish design – with all cables neatly covered and no fans spinning – further adds to the syste... Read More »

Barco redefines its biggest single-operator ultra HD rugged display for use inside mobile shelter environments


Low-power, low-heat LED backlights The HD-30 – featuring a WQXGA screen resolution – is renowned for delivering bright and crisp graphics and video, enabling accurate mission planning and presentation of digital maps in their native resolution. Now equipped with energy-efficient LED backlights, Barco’s HD-30 ensures excellent dimming (100:1) and minimal power consumption (85 W typical). Additionally, a metal chassis dissipates the limited amount of heat generated by the LEDs so that no fans are needed, ensuring noiseless operation to improve... Read More »

Barco receives Frost & Sullivan 2013 product line strategy award for diagnostic imaging displays


The Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future. Based on intensive research and analysis, Frost & Sullivan concluded that Barco clearly distinguishes itself from competitors in terms of its ability to address key industry needs and challenges by offer... Read More »

Cobb Theatres to expand deployment of immersive audio with Auro 11.1 by Barco


Having received overwhelmingly positive audience reaction to movie showings featuring Auro 11.1 immersive audio, Cobb is planning to expand the deployment of Barco’s industry-leading cinema sound solutions on a wider scale. Smart financial sense “We have crunched the numbers and Barco’s Auro 11.1 is the most affordable solution to bring immersive audio to our patrons,” comments Jeremy Welman, COO of Cobb Theatres. “For this reason we are incorporating Auro into our aggressive expansion plans over the next few years, starting with the inst... Read More »

3D printing fixture company, RapidFit, Inc. begins manufacturing in Michigan


With a focus on automotive quality and inspection, RapidFit, Inc. will manufacture CMMs and attribute checking fixtures out of the Chesterfield Township location. By exploiting the benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing), the revolutionary RapidFit+ service provides customized jigs, fixtures and quality control solutions. These patented systems are used to check the dimensional quality of car components and assemblies. Bryan Crutchfield, President of RapidFit, Inc., commented: "Our goal is to become a major player in the fixture ind... Read More »

New York Fashion Week, Materialised


First shown during New York Fashion Week and now part of a 5-month long exhibition at the Jewish Museum, the MER KA BA collection by the New York-based fashion collective threeASFOUR fuses avant-garde couture, architecture, video projections and, of course, 3D Printing. Inspired by sacred geometry and tile patterns found in synagogues, churches, and mosques around the world, the exhibition brings together ancient motifs and contemporary design aesthetics to reflect the group’s hybrid identity and utopian vision. Gabriel Asfour, Adi Gil, and ... Read More »

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