John Wall to Retire as Chief Technical Officer After Nearly 30 Years with Cummins; Jennifer Rumsey to Succeed Him

COLUMBUS, Ind., June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced that Dr. John Wall, Vice President – Chief Technical Officer, will be retiring after nearly 30 years with the Company. Wall has been at the center of many pivotal moments and initiatives in Cummins’ history over the past quarter century.Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President of Engineering for Cummins’ Engine Business, will take Wall’s place. She is the first wOman to serve as the Company’s top technical leader.“We are, of course, happy for John and excited about what the future might hold for someone with his energy and passion,” said Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger and Rich Freeland, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, in a joint statement. “It’s a bittersweet moment, however, because John has played such an important role, not just in our Company, but in emissions science and policy around the world.“We are fortunate to have someone with Jennifer’s expertise to take his place,” they added. “She has successfully worked across business units and regional boundaries and we have no doubt that Jennifer will continue John’s legacy of innovation and superior results.”Under Wall’s leadership, diesel engine emissions technology has advanced significantly at the Company, evolving into a key competitive advantage for Cummins. Wall has been personally involved in developing the most critical emission control technologies and integrating them into the Company’s products.He has also played a key role in the transformation of the Company’s technical function taking it from approximately 1,000 engineers primarily based in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.), to a global organization with the collective talents of more than 6,000 engineers located around the world, including technical centers in India, China and Brazil.Known for his ability to easily explain complex technical concepts and ideas, Wall believes strongly in working with regulators to develop standards that are tough, clear and enforceable. He is also a leading voice for action on climate change.Wall has received numerous honors over his career including induction into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in 2010, the 2013 winner of the Soichiro Honda Medal for outstanding achievement from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and just last week a 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California Air Resources Board. That award is given annually to people who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in the fields of clean air, climate change, technology and related policies. Wall is also a Fellow in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).Wall joined Cummins in 1986 and became the Company’s Chief Technical Officer in 2000. His retirement is official Oct. 31.Rumsey joined Cummins in 2000 and on July 1, 2014, she succeeded Steve Charlton as the engineering leader of the Engine Business Unit, the largest business segment at the Company. Over the course of her career with Cummins, Rumsey has worked in various roles across the Engine and Components businesses, including advanced technology development, new product development and current product engineering.Rumsey’s leadership has been instrumental in the development of Cummins’ most advanced automotive and industrial engines, in the successful launch and support of the Company’s new engines in China and in developing the engine business strategy for Cummins’ newest global technical center in India.A native of Columbus, Indiana, Rumsey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with highest honors from Purdue University in 1996 and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a National Science Foundation Fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998. She led controls engineering in a fuel cell start-up company in Cambridge, Massachusetts (U.S.A), before joining Cummins.Rumsey is active in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Society of Women Engineers, and has received a number of awards including the SAE International’s Association of Equipment Manufacturers Outstanding Young Engineer Award. She was also named a “40 under 40″ up-and-coming Purdue alumna by the Purdue Alumni Association’s magazine.“I am honored for the opportunity to continue John Wall’s legacy of innovation leadership at Cummins,” Rumsey said. “I look forward to building on his successes and taking Cummins’ technical organization to the next level by focusing on customer-driven innovation, global integration and our brand promise of dependability.”About CumminsCummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel Systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation Systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at @Cummins and on YouTube at CumminsInc. Jon Mills
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Nonin Medical Named Prime Platinum Partner by Tri-anim® Health Services for Fourth Consecutive Year

MINNEAPOLIS, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that for the fourth consecutive year it has been named a Prime Platinum Partner by Tri-anim Health Services, Inc. Tri-anim sells and distributes products to hospitals, extended care, surgical, home care, and long-term acute care in the United States. Tri-anim is owned by Sarnova, Inc., the nation’s leading specialty distributor of healthcare products in the respiratory and emergency medical services markets.

“Tri-anim is proud of our continued partnership with Nonin Medical, and we are delighted to recognize the company as a Prime Platinum Partner for the fourth consecutive year,” said Tri-anim Health Services Vice President of Marketing, Fred Hunter. “Our companies’ shared commitment to exceeding customer expectations and offering the right products and services continue to have a positive impact on patient care.”

“Nonin’s strategic partnership with Tri-anim is valuable to our organization because Tri-anim recognizes the importance of supplying only the highest quality medical products,” said Nonin Medical Vice President of Global Sales, Richard Eagle. “Our commitment to providing industry-leading accuracy and reliability in the most challenging conditions helps us meet the rigorous financial, operational and product innovation requirements needed to become a Tri-anim Prime Platinum Partner.”

Tri-anim customers who choose Nonin vital-sign products enjoy peace of mind, knowing:

Quality matters – Nonin pulse oximeters are constructed using hazardous-free materials and are made in the United States

Accuracy matters – Accuracy and performance claims for the Onyx® Vantage fingertip pulse oximeter are supported by published peer-reviewed, clinical studies

Versatility matters – The Onyx® Vantage is the only fingertip pulse oximeter with accuracy claims for use on fingers, thumbs and toes, for use from pediatric to adult patients

Performance matters – The LifeSense® pulse oximeter/capnograph and the RespSenseâ„¢ capnograph are easy to read, easy to use, pole mountable and cost effective to purchase and operate with standard tubing

Reliability matters – Nonin PureLight® sensors, when used with Nonin PureSAT® pulse oximeters, provide proven accuracy and durability in a wide range of patients and clinical settings

Currently, Tri-anim hospital customers can purchase Nonin’s Onyx® Vantage 9590 professional fingertip pulse oximeter as part of Tri-anim’s Curaplex® offering. In addition, Tri-anim also sells Nonin’s PalmSAT® 2500 handheld pulse oximeter, Wrist-Ox2â„¢ 3150 wrist-worn pulse oximeter, disposable and reusable sensors, and LifeSense® and RespSenseâ„¢ capnographs.

About Nonin Medical, Inc.

Nonin Medical, Inc. invented the finger pulse oximeter and designs and manufactures noninvasive medical monitoring solutions that meet customers’ technology needs today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA, with an additional customer service center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nonin Medical sells its pulse and regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries. The company also has more than 200 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.nonin.com.  

About Tri-anim Health Services, Inc.

Tri-anim is a specialty healthcare supplier that provides innovative products paired with clinical expertise for hospitals and advanced patient-care facilities. With over 30 years of experience, Tri-anim understands the business of healthcare and offers value-oriented programs designed to improve patient care and maximize operational efficiencies. Combined with a fast and reliable supply chain, nationwide sales support, in-service training and one-call customer care, Tri-anim specializes in healthcare excellence. For more information, visit http://www.tri-anim.com.      

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Emirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegations

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Emirates today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the “big three” US legacy carriers – Delta, United and American Airlines.  

The full document was released to the media and public, following meetings yesterday where an Emirates delegation briefed officials from the US Departments of State, Transportation, and Commerce on the airline’s response.

The US legacy carriers launched an aggressive lobbying campaign in January, in a protectionist bid to restrict consumer choice, and restrict the growth of international flights to the USA operated by Emirates and other Gulf airlines. Only on 5 March did the US legacy carriers publicly release their 55-page white paper which presented so-called “evidence” of Emirates receiving subsidy and competing unfairly. Full appendices to the 55-pager were not made public until 21 April.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The methods employed by the US legacy carriers to discredit Emirates have been surprising and frankly, repugnant. We do not underestimate their lobbying prowess, but facts are facts. Unlike the Big 3’s white paper, which is riddled with inaccuracies, conjecture, and legal misinterpretations, Emirates’ response is comprehensive and based on hard facts. We clearly show why the Big 3 have no grounds to ask the US government to unilaterally freeze Emirates’ operations to the USA or pursue other action under the Open Skies agreement. It is because we are absolutely not subsidized, and our operations do not harm these legacy carriers, but instead benefit consumers, communities and America’s national economy.”

US legacy carriers are wrong on facts: Emirates is not subsidized

Emirates’ response Systematically disproves each of the Big 3’s allegations that it has received over $6 billion in subsidies, including fuel hedging subsidies; purchasing goods and services from related third parties at below-market terms; disproportionately benefiting from airport infrastructure and user fee at Dubai International airport; and having an artificial cost advantage through the structure of the UAE’s labor law.i

Sir Tim said: “The subsidy allegations put forward by the Big 3 are patently false. We have been profitable for 27 years straight, and unlike our accusers, we have never depended on government bail-outs or protection from competition. In fact, we were told right from the start by the government of Dubai that Emirates has to deliver profits and stand on its own feet. We had to then, and we still have to now. Dubai has no oil reserves to speak of, and therefore it embarked on a well-documented strategy to diversify its economy with air transport as a key enabler. That directive is what led us to pioneer a successful business model as an efficient long-haul connector that offers customers a best-in-class experience.

“Our global expansion is funded from our own cash flow, and debt raised in the open market through banks and financial institutions. Our success is due to superior commercial performance. To date we have paid our shareholder, the Dubai government, more than $3 billion in dividends. All of this is laid out in our financials, audited by Pricewaterhouse Coopers. We are financially transparent, and have published fully audited accounts for over 20 years.” 

US legacy carriers built their case on wrong legal standards, ask the US government to act against the law by imposing a unilateral freeze

Much of the Big 3’s case rests on the legal premise that the WTO’s anti-subsidy rules apply to international aviation or is implicitly incorporated in the US Open Skies Agreements. This is fundamentally wrong. The WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM agreement) does not apply to services, which are covered by a separate WTO Agreement, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). GATS explicitly excludes air transport services, and does not include rules on unfair subsidies.

Sir Tim said: “It is ironic that the Big 3 are trying to argue their case based on WTO rules, when the USA, at the behest of these same legacy carriers, has always opposed efforts to bring air transport into GATS.  Part of that reason would be because the US carriers themselves would be a prime target for restrictions, and would for the first time have to compete with foreign carriers in their protected US domestic market. Even if WTO rules applied – which they don’t – the legacy carriers would have to show that Emirates was subsidized and that competitive injury resulted, and they have failed to do this.”

The Big 3 also build their case for a unilateral freeze on Article 11 of the Open Skies Agreement, but this is the wrong article. Article 11 (“fair and equal opportunity”) deals with access. Subsidies are addressed in Article 12 which sets out specific procedures for dealing with artificially low prices “due to direct or indirect governmental subsidy or support”. In addition, both Articles 11 and 12 prohibit unilateral actions with very limited exceptions that do not include subsidies.

Sir Tim added: “By asking the US government to take unilateral action, the Big 3 are asking the US to breach its own negotiated international obligations. This would put in jeopardy America’s Open Skies relationships with 113 other countries, and all the significant public and competition benefits that the Open Skies program has generated.”

Wrong for the United States: restricting competition would hurt US consumers, communities and the national economy

The US legacy carriers have framed their complaint in terms of their own narrow interests. They assert fealty to the “foundational principles” of Open Skies but the reality is they favor Open Skies agreements only when such work to their financial advantage, and they seek to lock out airlines that offer consumers a competitive choice.

Emirates proudly contributes to the goals of Open Skies which are: greater competition, increased flight frequency, consumer choice, promotion of business travel and tourism, improved service, and customer-centric innovation. We do that by offering US consumers, communities and exporting companies direct flights to more than 50 cities not directly served by any American carrier. We transport tourists, business travelers and goods, connecting America to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  

We operate all our flights on a fully commercial basis, with the high average seat load factors of over 80% on our USA services responding to consumer demand for our high-quality services.

Emirates today flies 84 flights each week from nine USA gateways – Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.  The estimated annual economic value of Emirates’ services to these airports and their surrounding regions is $2.9 billionii. In addition, via interline arrangements, Emirates has provided over 775,000 feed passengers to US legacy carriers, producing $133 million in financial benefits to them over the past five years.iii 

The Big 3 are earning record profits, while seemingly content to remain on the lower ranks of global customer satisfaction surveys. They claim to have lost traffic to competition but in fact on every route that Emirates has established to the US, overall traffic has grown significantly after Emirates’ entry.iv

The Big 3 assert, in their PR campaign, that if a daily wide-body flight by a legacy carrier is lost to a foreign carrier, then 800 US jobs will be lost. The Big 3 relied on two studies of job creation in the German and Austrian markets to make their analysis, and on closer examination, these studies actually contradict their arguments and find that Emirates supported 2,400 jobs in Germany and 3,300 jobs in Austria per round trip. More specific to US jobs, aviation experts Campbell-Hill Aviation Group has analyzed the US jobs effect of Emirates’ flights to the USA, and found that Emirates supports nearly 4,000 US jobs per daily round trip service. v 

Groundswell of support from broad spectrum of US stakeholders

As submissions to the US Government illustrate, there is a tremendous groundswell of support from across the spectrum of US stakeholders who believe the US national interest is best served by maintaining Open Skies policy and not selectively unraveling it. 

These stakeholders, representing low cost carriers, non-legacy carrier hub cities and airports, air cargo carriers, leading hospitality and tourism businesses amongst others, are a far better barometer than the self-interested legacy carriers. These stakeholders believe the national interest should be the Obama Administration’s North Star in this matter, and not the parochial interest of Delta, United and American in constraining competition for their benefit alone.

Sir Tim said: “The Big 3’s white paper is littered with self-serving rhetoric about ‘fair trade’, ‘level playing field’, and ‘saving jobs’, but their mess of legal distortions and factual errors falls apart at the slightest scrutiny. The allegations about Emirates receiving subsidies or competing unfairly are false. The Big 3 are far from being ‘harmed’ financially by Emirates’ operations, and they are not even operating in the same markets that we are.

“What’s happening is that the legacy carriers, not satisfied with their protected domestic market, plus their anti-trust immunized global alliances which let them collude on capacity and price with joint venture partners, are now flexing their lobbying muscle to further restrict valuable international air transport links for American consumers, communities and companies. The case put forward by Delta, United and American Airlines against Emirates is full of holes, and if their protectionist campaign were to be successful, it will not end with just the Gulf airlines.”

Emirates’ full response submitted to the US Departments of State, Transportation, and Commerce, can be viewed here: www.emirates.com/USsubsidyRebuttal

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Email: arielle.himy@mslgroup.com; Tel: 646-500-7761

i See section I of Emirates’ full response document. Pages 1 – 65
ii According to economic impact studies from respective airports or regions 
iii See Exhibit 1 of Emirates’ full response document. Page 67
iv See section III, C of Emirates’ full response document. Pages 109 – 142
v See section III, C, 4, of Emirates’ full response document. Pages 139 – 142.  Also, section V, B, pages 176 – 178, and Exhibit 6.

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DIMENSION DATA VA ANALYSER LE BIG DATA DU TOUR DE FRANCE

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dimension Data, fournisseur international de solutions et de services informatiques, au chiffre d’affaires de 6,7 milliards USD, vient d’achever sa plateforme d’analyse Big Data ainsi que sa plateforme de transmission numérique, à partir de laquelle la société transmettra des informations en temps réel sur les coureurs individuels, une première dans l’histoire du cyclisme professionnel.

Cette innovation majeure a vu le jour grâce au partenariat conclu entre Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) et les 22 équipes participant au Tour de France 2015. Des données d’une grande exactitude seront recueillies par des capteurs en temps réel, installés sous la selle de chacun des coureurs. Dimension Data se chargera ensuite du traitement et de l’analyse des données, pour mettre les résultats à la disposition des amateurs de cyclisme, des commentateurs, des diffuseurs et des médias.

Dès le lancement du Tour de France ce samedi, le public du monde entier pourra suivre en temps réel les 198 coureurs des 22 équipes et connaître la vitesse de chacun d’entre eux, ainsi que sa position exacte dans la course, par rapport aux autres coureurs, et la distance entre eux – le tout sur un site Web bêta de suivi en direct.

Jeremy Ord, Executive Chairman de Dimension Data a déclare « Cette technologie permettra aux amateurs de cyclisme de suivre la course comme jamais auparavant. Jusqu’à présent, il était difficile de comprendre ce qui se passait au-delà des images diffusées en direct. La capacité de suivre les coureurs, ainsi que la possibilité d’obtenir des informations exactes sur les coureurs faisant partie d’un groupe et de connaître leur vitesse en temps réel, ne sont que quelques exemples des innovations introduites grâce à cette solution. Durant les trois semaines de la compétition, nous déploierons un éventail de nouvelles fonctionnalités, y compris un site Web bêta de suivi en direct. »

À partir de données fournies par un outil de géolocalisation tiers, la solution d’analyse en temps réel procédera d’abord au nettoyage des données, puis à leur analyse, avant de donner accès à ces données sous la forme d’un flux de données en temps réel et d’archives historiques.
Pour préparer le Tour de France, Dimension Data a réalisé des essais durant l’épreuve du Critérium du Dauphiné qui s’est déroulée en France du 7 au 14 juin. Jeremy Ord ajoute : « Nous avons analysé les données d’un cycliste qui roulait à la vitesse stupéfiante de 104 km/h. Ce type de données n’était pas disponible par le passé. »

Toutes les données analysées seront affichées sur un site Web bêta de suivi en direct, ce qui permettra aux amateurs de sélectionner et de suivre leur coureur favori mais également de suivre la course sur leur téléPhone ou tablette (via un site Web bêta à la conception adaptée) tout en regardant la course en direct à la télévision afin d’obtenir des renseignements additionnels.

Les 198 coureurs des 22 équipes généreront 42 000 points géospatiaux et 75 millions de relevés GPS. Le site Web de suivi en direct peut prendre en charge 17 millions d’utilisateurs et 2000 demandes d’accès à une page par seconde. Les données relatives aux coureurs seront traitées sur cinq continents par la plateforme dans le cloud de Dimension Data, ce qui nécessitera pour l’unité centrale plus de 350 000 000 cycles de traitement par seconde.

Brett Dawson, CEO de Dimension Data Groupe ajoute qu’il a fallu plusieurs couches d’innovations pour créer la solution requise par l’ASO. « Nous avons dû mettre en Å“uvre une technologie de pointe pour produire une plateforme numérique d’analyse en temps réel très moderne capable de fournir des indications sur la course inaccessibles auparavant. Dimension Data apporte un nouveau niveau de compétences techniques au Tour de France dans des domaines qui transformeront l’univers de la technologie, notamment dans l’Internet des objets, l’analyse Big Data en temps réel, l’infrastructure élastique dans le cloud, les plateformes numériques modernes, les technologies avancées de collaboration et le développement logiciel agile. Nous serons ainsi responsable d’un “Tour de Force technique” ».

Christian Prudhomme, directeur du Tour de France, déclare : « Cette excellente solution technologique permettra une meilleure analyse de la course, mettra les tactiques en évidence et montrera aussi à quel point chaque coureur a un rôle essentiel à jouer au sein de son équipe. Il sera désormais possible de comprendre comment un coureur se prépare au sprint final dans les derniers kilomètres d’une étape, de percevoir l’impact du vent sur la vitesse d’un coureur, et bien d’autres encore. Nos efforts et ceux de Dimension Data apporteront un changement permanent à la façon dont nous suivons le cyclisme et le Tour de France. »

À partir de 2016 et pendant quatre ans, ASO et Dimension Data collaboreront étroitement afin d’élargir et d’améliorer la plateforme pour offrir tout un éventail d’expériences novatrices aux utilisateurs.

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Dimension Data completa la piattaforma di fornitura dei contenuti digitali e di analisi dei big data per il Tour de France

PARIGI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dimension Data oggi ha annunciato di avere approntato la piattaforma di fornitura dei contenuti digitali e di analisi dei big data in tempo reale sui singoli ciclisti del Tour, una novità assoluta nella storia del ciclismo professionale.

Questa importante innovazione è stata resa possibile da Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) in collaborazione con i 22 team che parteciperanno al Tour de France edizione 2015. I rilevatori installati sotto il sellino di ciascuna bicicletta raccoglieranno in tempo reale e con grande precisione i dati che saranno poi elaborati e analizzati da Dimension Data e infine messi a disposizione di tifosi, commentatori, emittenti e media.

Quando sabato inizierà il Tour de France, il pubblico di tutto il mondo sarà in grado di seguire in tempo reale tutti i 198 ciclisti delle 22 squadre partecipanti e di monitorare la velocità di ciascun ciclista, la sua posizione esatta in classifica rispetto agli altri ciclisti e la distanza tra due corridori, il tutto da un apposito sito web in versione beta.

“La tecnologia consentirà agli appassionati del ciclismo di seguire la gara in modi del nuovo. Sino a oggi era difficile capire cosa stava accadendo al di fuori di quanto mostrato dalle immagini televisive dal vivo. La possibilità di seguire i ciclisti, di ottenere informazioni accurate su quali corridori si trovano in un determinato gruppo e di conoscerne la velocità in tempo reale sono solo alcune delle innovazioni rese possibili da questa soluzione. Nel corso delle tre settimane della gara introdurremo una gamma di nuove funzionalità, tra cui la versione beta di un sito web di monitoraggio in tempo reale”, ha detto Jeremy Ord, Presidente esecutivo Dimension Data.

La soluzione di analisi in tempo reale acquisirà i dati forniti da un componente di trasmissione per geolocalizzazione di terzi, li analizzerà dopo avere eliminato i dati spuri e li renderà accessibili sia sotto forma di flusso di dati real time, sia come archivio storico.

Ord ha aggiunto che Dimension Data ha condotto vari test durante la corsa Critérium du Dauphiné che si è svolta in Francia dal 7 al 14 giugno. “L’analisi ha mostrato che un ciclista pedalava alla straordinaria velocità di 104 chilometri all’ora. Finora dati di questo tipo non erano disponibili”.

Tutti i dati analizzati saranno disponibili attraverso un sito web di monitoraggio in tempo reale in versione beta. I tifosi potranno così selezionare i ciclisti preferiti da seguire, monitorare la corsa su uno smartPhone o un tablet (tramite il sito web) mentre la seguono dal vivo in televisione, e ottenere accesso a ulteriori dati molto informativi.

I 198 ciclisti dei 22 team genereranno 42.000 punti geospaziali e 75 milioni di letture GPS. Il sito web di monitoraggio in tempo reale può inoltre gestire 17 milioni di spettatori e 2.000 richieste di pagine al secondo. I dati relativi ai ciclisti saranno elaborati sulla piattaforma cloud di Dimension Data in cinque continenti, con oltre 350 milioni di cicli di CPU al secondo.

Brett Dawson, Amministratore delegato del gruppo Dimension Data, ha affermato che l’innovazione necessaria per sviluppare la soluzione destinata ad ASO consiste di più livelli. È stato necessario implementare una tecnologia all’avanguardia che ha reso possibili analisi avanzate in tempo reale e una piattaforma digitale modernissima per rendere disponibili per la prima volta dei dati estremamente informativi sulla corsa.

Dimension Data offre al Tour de France un nuovo livello di capacità tecniche in aree destinate a trasformare il panorama tecnologico: Internet delle cose, analisi in tempo reale dei big data, infrastruttura cloud elastica, piattaforme digitali all’avanguardia, tecnologie di collaborazione avanzata e prassi di sviluppo agili. Saremo il ‘Tour de Force tecnico’ di questo evento “.

Christian Prudhomme, Direttore del Tour de France, ha dichiarato: “Questo sviluppo tecnologico così avanzato consentirà di analizzare in modo ottimale la corsa, evidenziandone le tattiche e dimostrando la criticità in questo sport del ruolo ricoperto da ciascun ciclista nella propria squadra. Adesso sarà possibile capire come prepararsi per la volata finale negli ultimi chilometri della corsa, percepire l’impatto del vento sulla velocità del corridore e molto altro ancora. La nostra iniziativa, coniugata con l’impegno di Dimension Data, cambierà per sempre il modo di seguire il ciclismo e il Tour de France“.

A partire dal 2016, e per i prossimi quattro anni, ASO e Dimension Data collaboreranno fianco a fianco per estendere e potenziare la piattaforma allo scopo di offrire all’utente finale una gamma di esperienze innovative.

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