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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Eagles don’t need Peserio to deliver, says ex-NFF board member

Sani Fema, a former board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said the Super Eagles are a group of talented players without good coordination and head coach.

Fema, who is now a Special Assistant on Sports to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made this known on Monday in Abuja, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He was reacting to the Super Eagles 1-0 defeat of the Djurtus of Guinea Bissau in the return-leg match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played on Monday at the Estadio 24 de Setembro Stadium in Guinea Bissau.

The Djurtus had three days ago humbled the Nigerian team 1-0 at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja in the first-leg of their encounter.

But Fema said the Eagles performance in Bissau have shown that the team was capable of confronting and defeating any team in the world but that it lacked the technical crew to bring out the best in the players.

“We can play Brazil with the same players but the problem is that we don’t have a good coach, I am sorry to say this; our technical crew is not good enough but we have the players to play any team in the world.

“You can see that the players did well in Guinea Bissau, most especially in the first half, the host couldn’t attack them.

“I am so impressed with the team but like I said, we lack good technical crew.

“I am not supporting Peserio, I prefer our local coaches.

“We have potential coaches, the likes of Sunday Oliseh and Emmanuel Amuneke. Oliseh is one of the best coaches in the world.

“Combine Oliseh with Amuneke and Salisu, then the Super Eagles are good to go because the players will listen to them having played in the team before them,” Fema said.

According to him, Oliseh is the best Nigerian coach to handle the present crop of Eagles.

Fema noted that Oliseh was not able to handle the team in his short stint as its coach because of circumstances beyond his control, but that the environment was befitting now for him to excel with the team.

“If you give Oliseh this calibre of players we have now, I tell you, the team will be the pride of the world.

“Imagine these players playing on a waterlogged pitch in Guinea Bissau and were still able to secure the maximum three points.”

He said that not even Sao Tome and Principe or Sierra Leon could stop the Super Eagles from finishing top of Group A and also picking the AFCON ticket. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Sirika wants improved visa policy between Nigeria and Qatar

Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has called for improved visa policy between Nigeria and Qatar.

Sirika made the call when the Charge d’Affaires of Qatar in Nigeria, Mr Ahmed Mohammed, paid a courtesy visit to him in Abuja on Monday.

He said restrictions on both sides were making it difficult to connect the two countries as expected.

The minister also called for sustainable relationship between the two countries.

“Nigeria and Qatar should maintain a sustainable relationship. Nigeria is yearning for investments and is also committed to its policy of ease of doing business for investors.

“The rate of returns on investments in Nigeria is 34 per cent and the highest in the world with a population of more than 200 million people.

“Qatar is rich in oil and gas with other areas of investments just as Nigeria equally has infrastructures required for smooth business operations,’’ he said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Sustain Mathematics Olympiad as annual event-official

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dr Ibrahim Kana, has called for the sustenance of the Mathematics Olympiad as an annual event for Armed Forces Schools.

Kana made the call on Monday in Abuja, at the grand finale of the maiden edition of the Armed Forces Schools Mathematics Olympiad.

He said that mathematics was the foundation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and was critical to the nation’s security and prosperity.

He noted that mathematics was a vital subject that permeates all human endeavor from engineering to economics, medicine computer science among others.

” Mathematics play a critical role in every field. It’s application is not only limited to the sciences, but in everyday life situation.

“Therefore, it is with great importance that we encourage and promote mathematics as a key area of study,” he said

The permanent secretary also said that the initiative for the event received the approval of the ministry because it was an opportunity for students to showcase their problem-solving skills and creation in mathematics.

“It is an event that challenge the brightest minds to solve problems and think outside the box.”

He said he was proud of the role the Armed Forces Schools have played in fostering academic excellence among the students.

According to him, the schools have been in the forefront of nurturing and developing students mathematics abilities .

“We have made concerted effort to provide an enabling environment and access to quality returns that make learning mathematics an enjoyable experience.

“It has borne fruits with the outstanding performance we have today.

“Our future as a nation depends on the quality of education our children receive.

“I am confident that with the right support and environment, our students will go on to excell in their various fields of studies and contribute to the development of our great nation.

“It is believed that the Mathematics Olympiad, more than a competition, is a platform for students to learn, grow and develop their skills.

“It is also hoped that this event will inspire students to pursue their passion for mathematics and continue to excel in the field,” Kana said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles beat Guinea Bissau

Wing forward Moses Simon utilised a penalty kick for Nigeria’s Super Eagles to defeat Guinea Bissau 1-0 on Monday in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the win helped them to reclaim leadership of the qualifiers’ Group A which they lost on Friday in Abuja.

In the match day 4 fixture at the Estádio Nacional 24 de Setembro in Bissau, the Super Eagles were scoring their first goal in four matches.

After Friday’s shocking 0-1 loss to Guinea Bissau at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, the Super Eagles knew only a victory in Bissau would suffice.

Head Coach Jose Peseiro made five changes to his starting 11 from Friday’s game, with Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi starting from the bench.

The Super Eagles started on a positive note and dominated the opening quarter of the game, but Guinea Bissau defended well.

Nigeria piled on the pressure while the Wild Dogs were just contented with sitting back and soaking up the pressure from their visitors.

But just before the half-hour mark, impressive Fenerbahce full-back Bright Osayi-Samuel took matters into his hand by dashing into the hosts penalty area.

He was consequently hacked down and the Mauritian referee had no choice but to award a penalty kick which Simon stepped up to convert calmly and superbly in the 29th minute.

Five minutes later, Nigeria had another golden opportunity to double the lead following a counter-attacking move which saw Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen against a Guinea-Bissau defender.

However, Chukwueze ignored sending an easy pass to Osimhen for a shot which went way off the mark, much to Osimhen’s disappointment.

Semi Ajayi came close again with a header moments later but his header was easily saved as Nigeria went into the break with a slim lead.

It was a slow start to the second half in Bissau as Nigeria looked for the second goal to kill off the game.

But it was not until just before the one hour mark that Super Eagles came close as Osimhen rattled the post from nothing.

Four minutes after the Osimhen chance, a defensive mix-up in the Nigerian defence led by goalkeeper Francis Uzoho almost gave the host a lifeline but their blushes were saved.

Joe Aribo came on and nearly made an immediate impact following good work from Simon.

But the Southampton midfielder saw his well-taken effort excellently saved by the Guinea-Bissau goalkeeper.

It was the last real opportunity in the game as the Super Eagles held on to take home a slim win that sees them return to the top of Group A.

They have now upstaged from the apex position Guinea Bissau who toppled them on Friday in Abuja with a 1-0 win.

Guinea Bissau are with seven points from four matches and in second place, ahead of Sierra Leone who have five points from four matches.

NAN reports that Nigeria will next face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a Match Day 5 fixture.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

We use art to stress maternal health importance in Nigeria- Ihekweazu

Mrs Vivianne Ihekweazu, Managing Director, Nigeria Health Watch, has hinted that the organisation and its partners were using art to highlight the importance for maternal health in the country.

Ihekweazu said this in Abuja at the second edition of the ‘Celebrating Womanhood Art Gala’, themed “Elevating Women’s Voices for Quality Maternal Healthcare”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was part of the activities to commemorate International Women’s Month.

The organiser, Nigeria Health Watch, said that the theme acknowledged that women’s perspectives, insights, needs and experiences were frequently overlooked in decision-making, policy design and implementation.

The managing director said that no woman deserves to die while giving birth in the country.

Ihekweazu said that the art gala aims to advocate for maternal health programmes and services that incorporate and centre women’s experiences and perspectives to improve the quality of maternal care in the country.

“Art has been used to record history, shape culture, cultivate imagination, and encourage individual and social transformation,” she explained.

She said that the goal of this year’s art gala was to amplify the voices and experiences of women, using art to raise awareness about the need for meaningful engagement, consultation, and listening to the perspective and experiences of women.

“If our voices as women are an essential part of our humanity, then we lose some of our humanity when we as women are made voiceless. Women having a voice are crucial and our voices must be heard. Silence is what allows women to suffer without any recourse,” she said.

The wife of the Kebbi Governor and Founder of Medicaid Cancer Foundation (MCF), Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, said it was no secret that Nigeria has a lot of maternal health issues, including Kebbi.

Bagudu said that various interventions from partners, the government and civil society, have helped to improve maternal health indices in Kebbi.

She said that the state leveraged the existence of community development committees to influence decisions and social behaviour, and this had made a huge difference in maternal indices in the State.

Ms Iyadunni Olubode, MSD for Mother, Director of Nigeria Programmes, said that a woman’s perception of the care she receives is an integral part of her clinical experience.

Olubode said it is, therefore, an important consideration in improving the quality of care in the country.

She said that the formal channels to solicit and integrate women’s perspectives and preferences would fortify and sustain efforts to improve quality throughout the continuum of maternity care, at every level of the health system and for all women everywhere across the country.

According to her, Women’s perspectives and experiences before, during and after childbirth provide critical insights into how to strengthen maternity care for all women in the country and should be a guiding force in developing and implementing equitable solutions.

She expressed joy over celebrating the diversity and indomitable spirit of women all over the country, represented by each woman at the event and depicted in the different art forms seen and still to be seen.

MSD for Mothers is a 10-year, 500 million dollars initiative aimed at reducing preventable maternal mortality worldwide.

Ms Onyedikachi Ewe, Senior programmes and Advocacy Manager at the Nigeria Health Watch, said that art can attract attention, evoke emotion, sustain interest and stimulate memorable responses.

Ewe said for these reasons, “the organisation has decided to fuse arts in our advocacy and as a creative way to build knowledge and raise awareness on maternal health issues in the country.”

According to her, “If any progress is to be made towards achieving or contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target of reducing global maternal deaths to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, then we must prioritise listening to women’s voices to understand their unique needs, perspectives and experiences.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Chika Offor, Chair of Health Sector Reform Coalition, said that the lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy for a woman in the country is worrisome.

Offor commended what Nigeria Health Watch and partners had put in place to highlight the suffering of a Nigerian mother.

She called on the government to focus on reducing the high maternal and neonatal mortality rate in the country.

“The situation which has been the case for far too long is unacceptable and it is time we do things right,” she said.

NAN recalls that the event began with a walk-through, led by Dr Ngozi Akande, Female Artists Association of Nigeria, who guided the guests through the curated artwork depicting the health challenges women face in the country.

The Nigeria Health Watch held its first celebration of the Womanhood Art Gala in 2021.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria