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Tokyo, Mar 30, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of global payment brand JCB, is pleased to announce that starting 1 April JCB cardmembers visiting Hong Kong can enjoy riding the tram for free. Hong Kong Tramways routes link the north coast of Hong Kong island from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan, providing convenient transportation to city dwellers as well as visitors to the city. Since the first trams started running in 1904, Hong Kong Tramways has become a symbol of the city, serving both local residents and visitors from abroad. Each day an average of 230,000 people ride the double-decker trams for commute, school or to enjoy sightseeing Hong Kong's neighborhoods. Starting 1 April, JCB cardmembers can ride any tram for free. JCB places an effort to expand JCB cardmember base in China, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast... (more)

Fujitsu Introduces Cloud Service for Senior Care

Leveraging ICT to contribute to a society that supports the elderly Tokyo, Jan 23, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the introduction of a new cloud service that comprehensively supports the health and lifestyles of senior citizens through home healthcare and nursing services. The new cloud service, to be rolled out only in Japan starting from today, was developed through the experience Fujitsu gained over the past two years in using ICT in senior care on the front lines of home healthcare and in areas stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Based on the concept ... (more)

Technology Leaders Establish the AllSeen Alliance to Advance the 'Internet of Everything'

Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image, TP-LINK and more unite to enable interoperability across multiple devices, systems and services and support broadest cross-industry effort to accelerate Internet of Everything Tokyo, Dec 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the formation of the AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the "Internet of Everything" in homes a... (more)

Shanghai MHI Engine, JV with Shanghai Diesel Engine, Begins Mass Production

Target Set on Manufacturing 1,500 Diesel Engines in 500-1,600kW Class Per Year for Use in Power Generation Systems Tokyo, Dec 20, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Shanghai MHI Engine Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and marketer of diesel engines jointly established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Shanghai Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (SDEC) - a major Chinese diesel engine manufacturer - has begun mass-volume production. The model launched on full scale is a diesel engine with 1,000-kilowatt (kW) class output for use in power generation systems. Plans incrementally expand a product lin... (more)

NEC Ranks First in NIST Fingerprint Matching Technology Benchmark Test

Tokyo, Aug 21, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation's (NEC; TSE: 6701) fingerprint identification technology has garnered the top place for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test (PFT II), a benchmark test conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to measure performance of fingerprint matching software by utilizing vendor proprietary fingerprint templates(1). The test evaluated one-to-one verification matching accuracy against 120,000-subject datasets consisting of a wide range of fingerprint data collected for official... (more)