Anaqua Provides Platform for Intellectual Property Management to Fujitsu

BOSTON, March 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, today announced that information and communications technology company Fujitsu has adopted Anaqua’s AQX platform to optimize the digital management of the company’s IP portfolios.

Anaqua will provide its AQX platform to Fujitsu to seamlessly connect and enhance global collaboration among R&D sites, IP departments, and outside counsel, bringing increased efficiency to the development of IP and management of the innovation lifecycle. AQX will also help empower Fujitsu in the timely execution of their global IP strategy through the establishment of a more data-driven approach to developing and maintaining an IP portfolio that best supports the broader business. In addition, through Anaqua’s cloud hosting services and commitment to security, certification processes, and compliance programming, the AQX platform will deliver a robust security environment for Fujitsu.

“We believe that the AQX IP management system, which is a global cloud service, will enable us to standardize and further enhance efficiency of IP operations, replacing our previous on-premise legacy system,” said Kanna Kimura, Director of the Cloud Services Management Department of the Digital System Platform Division of Fujitsu Limited.

Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua, said: “Anaqua will provide the best support for the management and protection of Fujitsu’s IP assets, which are critical in delivering the company’s goal of making a more sustainable world through the power of innovation.”

About Anaqua
Anaqua, Inc. is a premium provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on LinkedIn.

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Lantronix Announces New X300 Compact Cellular IoT Gateway Solution, Ideal for Mission-Critical Applications

Monitor and manage globally distributed assets with Lantronix’s X300 IoT Gateway Solution, which includes hardware, cloud-based device management, cellular connectivity, advanced security and tech support

X300 IoT Gateway

New X300 Compact Cellular IoT Gateway

IRVINE, Calif., March 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the Intelligent IT market, today announced its new X300 Compact Gateway IoT Solution. Ideal for secure mission-critical applications, the new X300 Cellular Compact IoT Gateway Solution combines Lantronix’s IoT gateway hardware with a premium services subscription, including centralized device management, integrated cellular data, enhanced device security and expert technical support in an all-in-one package.

“At Lantronix, we are committed to providing our customers with turnkey IoT solutions that efficiently solve their connectivity and remote device management challenges while offering expert technical support to ensure a successful deployment,” said Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix. “With the new X300 Compact Gateway IoT Solution, our customers can rest assured that they have a reliable, easy-to-manage solution, achieving maximum uptime and data security for mission-critical applications.”

According to Berg insights, more than 4.5 million cellular IoT gateways were shipped globally during 2021, a 23 percent increase, at a total market value of approximately $1.15 billion as annual sales grew at a rate of 14 percent as demand recovered following the COVID-19 pandemic. Annual revenues from the sales of cellular IoT gateways is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent to reach $2.18 billion by 2026.

The X300 Compact Gateway IoT Solution includes:

  • X300 Gateway, a compact (79mm X 79mm) IoT industrial gateway with suitable hardware interfaces, including a Multi-mode Serial port, an Ethernet LAN port, Wi-Fi® 5, Bluetooth/BLE and Worldwide cellular options, enabling the connection of any type of industrial machine and sensor with any type of network.
  • Services included in the first-year subscription:
    • Free upgrade to ConsoleFlow™ premium cloud-based device management with analytics
    • Connectivity Services global, convenient and scalable cellular data plans
    • Free upgrade to LEVEL 2 Services prompt expert technical support and warranty with advanced hardware replacement
    • Lantronix InfiniShield™ built-in security, including a Secure Element (SE) chip to enable secure boot, secure equipment access and secure communications and to prevent unauthorized access of confidential information

The new X300 Gateway IoT Solution will be displayed at ISC West in Las Vegas from March 28–31, 2023, in the Lantronix booth, Number 2097. For more information on this all-in-one package, visit https://www.lantronix.com/products/x300-series/

About Lantronix

Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware.

Lantronix enables its customers to accelerate time to market and increase operational up-time and efficiency by providing reliable, secure and connected Intelligent Edge IoT and Remote Management Gateway solutions.

Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT and IT projects across Robotics, Automotive, Wearables, Video Conferencing, Industrial, Medical, Logistics, Smart Cities, Security, Retail, Branch Office, Server Room and Datacenter applications. For more information, visit the Lantronix website.

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Damaged primary school in Talensi District closed

The Saint Joseph Primary school at Kaare in the Talensi District, Upper East Region has been closed due to extensive damage to the building by a windstorm that preceded a down pour earlier in the week. The wind ripped up the entire roof of the building, opening it up to the heavy rain that soaked up books and other essential items. The Ghana News Agency, on a visit to see the extent of damage, observed that school activities had been suspended while the pupils and staff of the school busied themselves drying the soaked books and other teaching materials. Mr Damon Ayinbila Awaafo, the Head teacher at the school, bemoaned the situation and its effect on academic work, ‘As at now, we don’t have any learning materials to rely on, because the roof of the whole block is completely ripped up’. He said the pupils were expected to take an ICT examination before the end of the academic term. ‘But per our current situation, we are closing the school immediately because of the natural disaster that occurred. We are supposed to end our term’s examination today with ICT, but we cannot run that paper and the Education Authority has asked us to close the school immediately,’ he added. Mr Awaafo said the 316 learners of the school had been directed to immediately leave the school block ‘because looking at the school, a wall can fall on the learners, or the children can be hurt by the torn roofing sheets’. Earlier, the Talensi District Chief Executive, Thomas Duanab Wuni, accompanied by the Ghana Education Service (GES), District Director and NADMO officials visited the school to get firsthand information on the incident.

Source: Ghana News Agency

University of Mines and Technology holds 14th graduation

634 students who studied various engineering programmes were awarded certificates and degrees during the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa 14th graduation ceremony. This year, 89 graduands received postgraduate degrees, out of these, 12 were awarded Doctor of Philosophy, 75 master’s and two persons Diploma. 545 were also awarded Bachelor of Science degrees in their respective engineering programmes. Graduating students who performed well in their respective programmes were awarded and two workers from the institution were recognised for motivating their colleagues to put on their best. Mr Shadrack Kwasi Nuamah, with a Course Weighted Average (CWA) of 88.08 per cent from the Department of Mining Engineering, won the Vice Chancellor’s overall best graduating student award, sponsored by the UMaT Alumni Association. He took home a certificate, cash prize of GHS2,000.00 and a laptop. The Victoria Frempong Memorial award of GHS2,000 for the best graduating female student went to Miss Alberta Agyapomaa Tawiah of the Department of Mining Engineering with CWA of 87.41 per cent. Mr Richmond Amoah, a senior staff and Mr Joseph Woode, junior staff, won the best workers award, with citations and a cash prize of GHS2,500.00 each as their prizes. Professor Richard Kwasi Amankwah, the Vice Chancellor of UMaT, speaking at the ceremony, advised the graduands that as they transitioned to the next stages of their lives, they should do well to project the institutions values of knowledge, truth, and excellence. ‘As you move out, please identify some of the many problems in our society and solve at least one significant problem for which reason society will remember you’ he charged the graduands. In a speech read on behalf of the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said government together with the Ministry of Education placed importance on one key area of modern education which was Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Ministry recognizes that presently,’ STEM education cannot be overemphasized as technology was fast taking over daily activities in homes, schools, institutions and communities to solve real-world problems.’ According to Dr Adutwum, STEM education holds numerous prospects and benefits such as improving science literacy, developing critical thinkers and innovators, which intend to help sustain the development of economies. ‘With this realisation, in 2019 the Ministry of Education launched the Education Strategic plan 2018-2030, which among other things, targeted 60 per cent of student enrolment at the tertiary level to be in STEM disciplines as the Ministry identified that only 12 per cent of existing enrolment at the pre-tertiary level were in science programmes’ he stated. It was also for this reason that the Ministry had announced the full operationalisation of seven STEM schools across Ghana, which were included in the computerized selection school placement for the 2023 academic year. They are; Awaso, Abomosu, Bosomtwe, Koase Technical, Accra High and the Kpesemkpe STEM schools in the Western, Eastern, Ashanti, Ahafo and Northern Regions. Dr Adutwum noted that construction of 20 STEM centers was ongoing in various communities across the nation, added that ‘We are confident that these will transform the leaning of STEM in our schools as children who access centrres have the opportunity to learn coding, electronics, robotics, game development and character design’ The first 20 STEM centres have been commissioned at the Accra High STEM centre, while work was currently ongoing at Mfantsipim Senior High School (SHS) in the Central Region and Atebubu SHS in the Bono East Region among others, the minister revealed. Two distinguished Ghanaians, Mr Joe Ghartey, Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan constituency and Mr Kwesi Enyan, an accomplished captain of the mining industry was given Honorary Doctorate degrees. Mr Ghartey immensely contributed to the development of railway industry in Ghana and the establishment of the UMaT School of Railway and Industry Development. Mr Enyan was recognized for his solid contributions to the mining industry and support towards the expansion of mining education in Ghana.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Parents must make education of their children a priority – Dr Awoonor-Aziaku

Dr Lena Awoonor- Aziaku, a lecturer, Department of English at the University of Cape Coast, has appealed to parents to ensure their children get quality education. She said parents must have the number of children they could train instead of giving birth to many that would put enormous burden on them. Dr Awoonor-Aziaku made the appeal during the commissioning of an ultra-modern 8-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities for Sesime MA Primary near Avenorpeme in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region. She said parents’ ought to show keen interest in ensuring their wards receive the needed support at all levels of their education regardless of the environment. ‘We were like you. We schooled in uncomfortable situations as you have also experienced before but that shouldn’t be an excuse to promoting the educational welfare of your children,’ she said. Dr Awoonor-Aziaku also commended Hope For Ghana, a US-Based Non-Governmental Organisation for contributing immensely to the growth of the Municipality. She also called on the school authorities and parents to instill the required level of discipline in the pupils for academic excellence. Mr Karim Ayaana Umar, Akatsi South Municipal Director of Education, who received the keys to the facilities on behalf of management of the school, expressed appreciation to the donors. ‘I will require a comprehensive maintenance plan from the school in order to keep this great project safe, and properly maintained. Quality education is key so my outfit will initiate the needed processes to transfer additional teachers to the school,’ he said. Mr Kofitsey Martin Nyahe, the Akatsi South Municipal Chief Executive, called for support from one another to complement government’s effort towards providing enhanced and quality education to all Ghanaian children of school going age. He commended the donors and further promised to ensure the assembly’s readiness in meeting some other needs of the school. The project, with well-furnished furniture and ceiling fans, which started in November 2021, has a six-seater WC facility for staff and pupils, a complete water purification system, and a computer lab funded by Beother’s Brother Foundation, staff office, library, solar panel, and others. Mr Ahiafor, on his part, disclosed that the Organisation would continue to provide the needed assistance to communities in Akatsi South and beyond, adding, ‘this NGO provided two classroom projects already; one at Kpevenu, Live-Gakpokope, and now is this great one at Sesime.’ Mr Ahiafor also disclosed that the next project, which will commence on next month would be located at Klopke, in Akatsi South Municipality. Torgbe Dorglo Anumah VI, Paramount Chief of Avenor Traditional Area and President of the Avenor Traditional Council, who was a special guest, on behalf of his wing and sub chiefs from Avenor, expressed appreciation to Dr Steve Greene, Founder and President of the Organisation for his benevolence over the years. Senyo Gbormittah, Vice President of Operations at Hope For Ghana, said the organisation was focused on bringing hope and opportunity to Ghanaian children in rural villages, who are starving to learn as well as the provision of clean water to villages in dire need of potable water. Mr Peter Xorvey Agbaga, the assembly member for the area, told the GNA the sufferings of staff and pupils of the school would be now be a thing of the past.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Anloga: George Tettey Foundation launches Science and Maths Quiz for basic Schools

George Tettey (GT) Foundation, a charitable organisation, has launched the maiden Science and Mathematics quiz contest in the Anloga District of the Volta region. The science quiz is aimed to boost children’s abilities in their subject areas. Mr Atsu Tettey, the Public Relations Officer for the Foundation, explained during a short inauguration ceremony held at the Anloga District Assembly Hall that the initiative was to build confidence and prepare students for national Science and Maths quiz competitions and other academic activities in the future. He disclosed to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the move would be a six-year educational project targeted at equipping students with the necessary ideas and knowledge for Science and Mathematics subjects.’ ‘Several school-going children in this area are afraid of Science and Maths, so it is our key objective to eradicate that fear and give them the hope of overcoming their challenges,’ he added. Mr Tettey said the programme would be reviewed yearly and extended to other districts based on its success. Mr Seth Yormewu, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Anloga, who took part in the event, commended GT Foundation for the gesture and the initiative ‘as it would help boost teaching and learning in the area.’ He said that students might not have had the chance to attend Senior High Schools if the Free Senior High School programme introduced by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo New Patriotic Party’s government had not come to bear. He said the level of education in the district for the past 10 years had never been the best and that it needed urgent attention. He urged other individuals and philanthropic groups to assist in addressing the issues to aid the good efforts of the assembly to fight the canker. Madam Yvonne Ame-Bruce, the Anloga District Director of Education, expressed excitement about the programme. She further urged parents and guardians to embrace it for the success of their children. She said the project would enable children to have courage in the two subjects so they could perform well in future academic engagements. A committee was set up to champion the exercise, which would commence soon. All participating schools would be awarded. The winning team, first and second runners-up, would have some special awards based on the yearly performance of the event.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Over 15,000 high school pupils to participate in second edition of HD Plus Kids Armwrestling

The second edition of the of the HD Plus Kids Armwrestling is expected to witness over 15,000 participants from the various Junior High and Senior High Schools in Ghana. The competition, which promises to be an improvement of what happened in the maiden season as the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) led by Mr. Charles Osei Asibey and Madam Adelaide Abbiw-Williams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SES HD PLUS Ghana were committed in developing the sport in Ghana. Speaking at the launch of the new season, Mr. Osei Asibey, who doubles as President of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) and Ghana Armwrestling Federation noted that the sport was on the verge of becoming one of the most accepted sports disciplines in the country. He expressed his excitement for the willingness of HD Plus to continue supporting the growth of Armwrestling in Ghana and on the continent at large, hence injecting Ghc 300,000 to back the event this year. According to him, the main aim of GAF was channelled at identifying future champions who would win laurels for Ghana at the world stage and on the African continent. The AFA President announce that the event would take place in five different regions, an improvement of the initial three regions in the first edition. ‘The first season got us a kids academy which is at Bukom, we have about 45 young boys and girls coming from all over Ghana to form the kids academy.’ Mr. Asibey said the short-term goal for the competition was to groom young pullers who would win not less than ten gold medals for Ghana at the 13th Africa Games next year. He called on stakeholders to come on board and help make Armwrestling a household sport in Ghana. Madam Adelaide Abbiw-Williams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SES HD PLUS Ghana also speaking at the ceremony said ‘We are pleased to continue this partnership with GAF this year. Beyond supporting GAF’s Kids Armwrestling, we believe that this partnership will enable more positive experiences for kids in and out of home to support the HD+ offer of safe, fun and educative kids channels in high-definition pictures to TV homes in Ghana’ According to her, this was an opportunity to help build kids’ capacity in sport and live a healthy life. She stated that the feedback gotten so far had been encouraging, which was because of their decision to increase the number of regions who would be participating. Mr. Seth Panwum, Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority (NSA) also commended the Ghana Armwrestling Federation for their efforts in contributing to sports development in the country. He also noted that the Authority under the ministry of Youth and Sports was working closely to implement a national sports policy which would aid federations in terms of funding. The HD+ Kids Armwrestling Championship is aimed at encouraging children to participate in Armwrestling and it is open to children aged between 12 and 16 years. The season two would be held in the Bono Region, Western Region, Greater Accra Region, Ashanti Region and the Eastern Region after which the hosts of the finals would be selected. The episode of season two would begin on Saturday, April 29 at the Sunyani Senior High School.

Source: Ghana News Agency

UEW holds 27th congregation in Winneba

More than 2,150 students from faculties in Kumasi and Mampong Campuses of the Akenten Appiah Menka University of Skills and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28, graduated from the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). They are part of a total of 12,996 students who are to graduate from the university this year at the first session of the 27th Congregation which commenced on Monday and would be climaxed on Saturday, April 01, after successfully pursuing various degree programmes. Of the total number, 385 students would be awarded Diplomas, 11,690 First Degrees, while 921 students r would also be awarded various Postgraduate Degrees. Professor Mawutor Avoke, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of UEW stated that congregation was not only for their certification but for their hard work and diligence as well as to offer opportunities for self-assessment and self-renewal of institutions and stakeholders. The event was also a time when the university reflects on its mission and vision and celebrate the achievements of their graduates, took stock of their important activities, provided updates to their valued stakeholders, and envisage the future. He mentioned some of the major milestones the university achieved as the completion of a commercial centre project, resumption of work on lecture rooms; office complex at the Winneba north campus, the university Hospital, and an on-going construction of a faculty block at Ajumako Campus. He said that graduation at any level of the educational ladder was no mean feat due to the great efforts, tenacity and many difficult hurdles students go through to get that far. ‘We are proud of your accomplishments, but we also remind you that life does not stop or slow down after graduation, and as you leave here today, remember that fresh beginning awaits you; be it a quest for international travel adventure, or a next educational step, remember to keep moving forward without stopping,’ he advised. ‘Although the path to success may not always be easy, the outcome will speak for itself and so let the anthem of our dear university keep resonating in your mind and propel you to fight on and fight on till you succeed,’ he added. A total of 1,904 students from the Faculty of Educational Studies and Faculty of Ghanaian Languages with First degrees and Diplomas of the faculty of educational studies and Ghanaian languages Education, Ajumako campus are expected to graduate on Wednesday, April 29. On Thursday, March 30 a total of 2,006 students from the faculty of foreign languages Education and Faculty of Science Education with Degrees and Diplomas will also graduates. Friday, March 31 will see 2,170 students from the faculty of Home Economics Education and Faculty of Social Sciences graduating. The climax of the congregation will be on Saturday, April 1 when 2,396 students from School of Creative Arts and Graduate Studies will be presented for graduation.

Source: Ghana News Agency