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NEWHOUSE, United Kingdom, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE:  HON) today announced that it will build a new production line capable of producing up to 4.5 million FFP2 and FFP3 disposable face masks per month at its Newhouse site in Scotland, United Kingdom. These masks will assist the U.K. government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The U.K. government has ordered 70 million of the locally produced Honeywell SuperOne face masks, with production expected to start as early as July. The masks will be distributed by the Department of Health and Social Care to the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) and social care settings to protect frontline workers.
The new mask production line is expected to create approximately 450 jobs at Honeywell's Newhouse site.
"As a global leader of high quality personal protective equipment, Honeywell is committed to getting safety gear to those who need it most, including workers on the front line of the fight against COVID-19," said Will Lange, president of Honeywell's  personal protective equipment business. "Our Newhouse facility has both the physical capacity and technical capabilities to launch a large-scale respirator production line in such a short timeframe. We are proud of our teams who are bringing new manufacturing capabilities to the United Kingdom as quickly as possible to support the country's response to the pandemic."
This is the third new face mask production line Honeywell has announced in the last two months. The company started two new manufacturing lines in the United States for the North American market.
Honeywell's Newhouse plant specializes in electronic systems assembly and testing and other advanced manufacturing capabilities for several of Honeywell's business groups, and will continue to do so alongside the new face mask line.
"These 70 million masks are the result of our challenge to U.K. industry to scale-up domestic PPE manufacturing," said Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, U.K. government. "This deal is brilliant news for the whole United Kingdom, which will not only deliver the masks we need but create around 450 jobs in Newhouse, Scotland. I'm delighted to team up with Honeywell to open up another avenue to get millions of masks to the frontline and strengthen our ongoing response to the outbreak."
Honeywell will supply the 70 million face masks from Newhouse to the U.K. government over an 18-month timeframe.
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Join the Global Chamber for the March 2020 events

May 30 2020

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Join the Global Chamber for the March 2020 events

Date: May 30, 2020 4:00 AM

Location: https://www.globalchamber.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=events_glance&m=3&y=2020

Types Of Smart Card

May 27 2020

Product knownology

Types Of Smart Card

Date: May 27, 2020 4:00 PM

Smart cards are defined according to 1). How the card data is read and written 2). The type of chip implanted within the card and its capabilities. There is a wide range of options to choose from when designing your system.

Card Construction
Mostly all chip cards are built from layers of differing materials, or substrates, that when brought together properly gives the card a specific life and functionality. The typical card today is made from PVC, Polyester or Polycarbonate. The card layers are printed first and then laminated in a large press. The next step in construction is the blanking or die cutting. This is followed by embedding a chip and then adding data to the card. In all, there may be up to 30 steps in constructing a card. The total components, including software and plastics, may be as many as 12 separate items; all this in a unified package that appears to the user as a simple device.

Contact Cards
These are the most common type of smart card. Electrical contacts located on the outside of the card connect to a card reader when the card is inserted. This connector is bonded to the encapsulated chip in the card.
Increased levels of processing power, flexibility and memory will add cost. Single function cards are usually the most cost-effective solution. Choose the right type of smart card for your application by determining your required level of security and evaluating cost versus functionality in relation to the cost of the other hardware elements found in a typical workflow. All of these variables should be weighted against the expected lifecycle of the card. On average the cards typically comprise only 10 to 15 percent of the total system cost with the infrastructure, issuance, software, readers, training and advertising making up the other 85 percent. The following chart demonstrates some general rules of thumb:

Memory Cards
Memory cards cannot manage files and have no processing power for data management. All memory cards communicate to readers through synchronous protocols. In all memory cards you read and write to a fixed address on the card. There are three primary types of memory cards:  StraightProtected, and  Stored Value. Before designing in these cards into a proposed system the issuer should check to see if the readers and/or terminals support the communication protocols of the chip. Most contactless cards are variants on the protected memory/segmented memory card idiom.

Straight Memory Cards
These cards just store data and have no data processing capabilities. Often made with I2C or serial flash semiconductors, these cards were traditionally the lowest cost per bit for user memory. This has now changed with the larger quantities of processors being built for the GSM market. This has dramatically cut into the advantage of these types of devices. They should be regarded as floppy disks of varying sizes without the lock mechanism. These cards cannot identify themselves to the reader, so your host system has to know what type of card is being inserted into a reader. These cards are easily duplicated and cannot be tracked by on-card identifiers.

Protected / Segmented Memory Cards
These cards have built-in logic to control the access to the memory of the card. Sometimes referred to as Intelligent Memory cards, these devices can be set to write- protect some or the entire memory array. Some of these cards can be configured to restrict access to both reading and writing. This is usually done through a password or system key. Segmented memory cards can be divided into logical sections for planned multi-functionality. These cards are not easily duplicated but can possibly be impersonated by hackers. They typically can be tracked by an on-card identifier.

Stored Value Memory Cards
These cards are designed for the specific purpose of storing value or tokens. The cards are either disposable or rechargeable. Most cards of this type incorporate permanent security measures at the point of manufacture. These measures can include password keys and logic that are hard-coded into the chip by the manufacturer. The memory arrays on these devices are set-up as decrements or counters. There is little or no memory left for any other function. For simple applications such as a telephone card, the chip has 60 or 12 memory cells, one for each telephone unit. A memory cell is cleared each time a telephone unit is used. Once all the memory units are used, the card becomes useless and is thrown away. This process can be reversed in the case of rechargeable cards.

CPU/MPU Microprocessor Multifunction Cards
These cards have on-card dynamic data processing capabilities. Multifunction smart cards allocate card memory into independent sections or files assigned to a specific function or application. Within the card is a microprocessor or microcontroller chip that manages this memory allocation and file access. This type of chip is similar to those found inside all personal computers and when implanted in a smart card, manages data in organized file structures, via a card operating system (COS). Unlike other operating systems, this software controls access to the on-card user memory. This capability permits different and multiple functions and/or different applications to reside on the card, allowing businesses to issue and maintain a diversity of ‘products’ through the card. One example of this is a debit card that also enables building access on a college campus. Multifunction cards benefit issuers by enabling them to market their products and services via state-of-the-art transaction and encryption technology. Specifically, the technology enables secure identification of users and permits information updates without replacement of the installed base of cards, simplifying program changes and reducing costs. For the card user, multifunction means greater convenience and security, and ultimately, consolidation of multiple cards down to a select few that serve many purposes.
There are many configurations of chips in this category, including chips that support cryptographic Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) functions with on-board math co-processors or  JavaCard® with virtual machine hardware blocks. As a rule of thumb - the more functions, the higher the cost.

Contactless Cards
These are smart cards that employ a radio frequency (RFID) between card and reader without physical insertion of the card. Instead, the card is passed along the exterior of the reader and read. Types include proximity cards which are implemented as a read-only technology for building access. These cards function with a very limited memory and communicate at 125 MHz. Another type of limited card is the Gen 2 UHF Card that operates at 860 MHz to 960 MHz.
True read and write contactless cards were first used in transportation applications for quick decrementing and reloading of fare values where their lower security was not an issue. They communicate at 13.56 MHz and conform to the ISO 14443 standard. These cards are often protected memory types. They are also gaining popularity in retail stored value since they can speed up transactions without lowering transaction processing revenues (i.e. Visa and MasterCard), unlike traditional smart cards.
Variations of the ISO14443 specification include A, B, and C, which specify chips from either specific or various manufacturers. A=NXP-(Philips) B=Everybody else and C=Sony only chips. Contactless card drawbacks include the limits of cryptographic functions and user memory, versus microprocessor cards and the limited distance between card and reader required for operation.

Multi-mode Communication Cards
These cards have multiple methods of communications, including ISO7816, ISO14443 and UHF gen 2. How the card is made determines if it is a Hybrid or dual interface card. The term can also include cards that have a magnetic-stripe and or bar-code as well.

Hybrid Cards
Hybrid cards have multiple chips in the same card. These are typically attached to each interface separately, such as a MIFARE chip and antenna with a contact 7816 chip in the same card.

Dual Interface Card
These cards have one chip controlling the communication interfaces. The chip may be attached to the embedded antenna through a hard connection, inductive method or with a flexible bump mechanism.

Multi-component Cards
These types of cards are for a specific market solution. For example, there are cards where the fingerprint sensor is built on the card. Or one company has built a card that generates a one-time password and displays the data for use with an online banking application. Vault cards have rewriteable magnetic stripes. Each of these technologies is specific to a particular vendor and is typically patented.

Smart Card Form Factors
The expected shape for cards is often referred to as CR80. Banking and ID cards are governed by the ISO 7810 specification. But this shape is not the only form factor that cards are deployed in. Specialty shaped cutouts of cards with modules and/or antennas are being used around the world. The most common shapes are SIM. SD and MicroSD cards can now be deployed with the strength of smart card chips. USB flash drive tokens are also available that leverage the same technology of a card in a different form factor.
Integrated Circuits and Card Operating Systems
The two primary types of smart card operating systems are (1)  fixed file structure and (2)  dynamic application system. As with all smartcard types, the selection of a card operating system depends on the application that the card is intended for. The other defining difference lies in the encryption capabilities of the operating system and the chip. The types of encryption are  Symmetric Key and  Asymmetric Key (Public Key).
The chip selection for these functions is vast and supported by many semiconductor manufacturers. What separates a smart card chip from other microcontrollers is often referred to as trusted silicon. The device itself is designed to securely store data withstanding outside electrical tampering or hacking. These additional security features include a long list of mechanisms such as no test points, special protection metal masks and irregular layouts of the silicon gate structures. The trusted silicon semiconductor vendor list below is current for 2010: Many of the features that users have come to expect, such as specific encryption algorithms, have been incorporated into the hardware and software libraries of the chip architectures. This can often result in a card manufacturer not future-proofing their design by having their card operating systems only ported to a specific device. Care should be taken in choosing the card vendor that can support your project over time as card operating system-only vendors come in and out of the market. The tools and middleware that support card operating systems are as important as the chip itself. The tools to implement your project should be easy to use and give you the power to deploy your project rapidly.
Please see the  security section on this website for more information regarding PKI.

Fixed File Structure Card Operating System
This type treats the card as a secure computing and storage device. Files and permissions are set in advance by the issuer. These specific parameters are ideal and economical for a fixed type of card structure and functions that will not change in the near future. Many secure stored value and healthcare applications are utilizing this type of card. An example of this kind of card is a low-cost employee multi-function badge or credential. Contrary to some biased articles, these style cards can be used very effectively with a stored biometric component and reader. Globally, these types of microprocessor cards are the most common.

Dynamic Application Card Operating System
This type of operating system, which includes the JavaCard® and proprietary MULTOS card varieties, enables developers to build, test, and deploy different on card applications securely. Because the card operating systems and applications are more separate, updates can be made. An example card is a SIM card for mobile GSM where updates and security are downloaded to the phone and dynamically changed. This type of card deployment assumes that the applications in the field will change in a very short time frame, thus necessitating the need for dynamic expansion of the card as a computing platform. The costs to change applications in the field are high, due to the ecosystem requirements of security for key exchange with each credential. This is a variable that should be scrutinized carefully in the card system design phase.
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Winmate Launches M116 Series 11.6” Windows Rugged Tablets

May 26 2020

New product

Winmate Launches M116 Series 11.6” Windows Rugged Tablets

Date: May 26, 2020 4:00 PM

M116 x86 Rugged Tablet Series
Winmate unveils the M116 Rugged Tablet Series, containing three models- M116P, M116PT, and M116K- with varying processor, appearance or default data capture method configurations. These Windows-based Rugged Tablets redefine rugged enterprise mobility thanks to the powerful CPU, ruggedized enclosure, the latest mobility solutions and the large 11.6” widescreen display in a lightweight form factor. Every inch and detail of the M116 Series is engineered to optimize the efficiency of Smart Warehouse and Logistics, Field Service, Public Safety, and various transportation or industrial manufacturing applications. Highlights of the new line-up:
  • Intel® Pentium® N4200/Intel® Core™ i5-7200U CPU (Optional Intel® Core™ i5-7300U)
The M116P and M116PT ship with Intel® Pentium® N4200 processor for users that are looking for power-efficient, yet decent computing performance. The M116K, on the other hand, includes the powerful Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor, with configuration for Intel® Core™ i5-7300U available, to deliver an amazing level of CPU performance.
  • Large 11.6” 1920 x 1080 PCAP Touchscreen with Optical Bonding
To maximize the readability and efficiency of professional mobile filed workers, the M116 Series features a large 11.6” 1920 x 1080 Full HD widescreen with the user-friendly touch experience enhanced by PCAP multi-touch solution and the excellent readability in humid outdoor environments delivered by optical bonding technology.
  • Hot-Swappable Battery for Uninterrupted Battery Life
Stay all day productive with the hot-swappable battery design. Such design ensures that the device has no down time, boosting productivity and reducing the overall cost.
  • Full IP65 & MIL-STD-810G Certified
The M116 Series is full IP65 rated, meaning the devices are resistant to water and dust. With the MIL-STD-810G certification, they withstand accidental drops, shocks, falls and vibrations in the harshest work environments.
  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth and GPS Wireless Connectivity
With M116’s support for WLAN, WWAN, Bluetooth, GPS and GLONASS, the field workers can access or exchange data in real-time, independently performing process procedures and initiate or execute work orders while in the process area.
  • Versatile Data Collection Methods
In terms of data collection capability, the M116 Series features a reasonably competent front camera and rear camera. The M116P and M116K can be configured with 1D/2D Barcode Reader, Smart Card Reader and HF/UHF RFID Reader depending on different usage scenarios. The M116PT comes as standard with a Smart Card Reader, yet with other data capture methods configurable.
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M900P 8” Rugged Tablet- A True Transportation

May 26 2020

New product

M900P 8” Rugged Tablet- A True Transportation

Date: May 26, 2020 4:00 PM

Winmate M900P 8” rugged tablet, together with its vehicle cradle and the VG100 Vehicle Gateway, are engineered to be a true transportation and in-vehicle based solution either for operations within trucks, buses and trains to deliver efficient business communications, or for serving as the infotainment systems in vehicle environments. This rugged Windows tablet fulfills the needs of those who are seeking maximum mobility with no compromises on the computing performance to improve transportation and logistics efficiency while reducing operational costs. Product highlights include:
  • Compact and Lightweight, In-hand or In-vehicle
Weighing at just 900g, the M900P rugged tablet showcases the ultimate lightweight mobility in a compact tablet form factor, which provides flexibility for in-vehicle installation.
  • Intel® Pentium® N4200 Apollo Lake CPU
It is a Windows-based rugged tablet powered by Intel® Pentium® N4200 Apollo Lake processor for high processing performance, low power consumption and extended battery life.
  • PCAP Touchscreen with Optical Bonding Solution
The M900P boasts a brilliant 1280 x 800 PCAP multi-touch display with optical bonding solution to deliver a user-friendly multi-touch experience and outdoor viewability. It also supports rain/stylus/glove modes, meaning the touchscreen remains responsive in all conditions. 
  • MIL-STD-810G Certified & IP65 Rated
The M900P rugged tablet survives harsh environments with its solid enclosure with MIL-STD-810G certification for shock, vibration and drop resistance and IP65 rating water and dust proof.  
  • E-Mark Certified Transportation and In-Vehicle Based Solution
Thanks to the built-in D-Sub interface, the M900P is able to work with its vehicle cradle and VG100 Vehicle Gateway for a more powerful information integration and vehicle management by combining car resources and the tablet resources to achieve efficient coordination between car applications and the enterprise center.
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Winmate M700DQ8 with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Processor

May 26 2020

New product

Winmate M700DQ8 with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Processor

Date: May 26, 2020 4:00 PM

Winmate releases M700DQ8, the 7” rugged Android-based tablet coming with the high performance processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Octa-core up to 2.2 GHz and a set of features that make it ideal for mobile computing applications where a small, durable, environmentally rugged tablet is required, such as field services, transportation, logistics, factory automation, smart retail, and more. Main features include:
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 CPU with Android 9.0 OS
With processing power coming from Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Octa-core up to 2.2 GHz the M700DQ8 features a longer battery life and higher computing and graphics performance. The OS support for Android 9.0, with the growing trend of more Android-based industrial computing, provides the greatest benefit for those that base their asset management on Android operating system to integrate the rugged tablet more easily.
  • Compact 7” PCAP Touchscreen with Direct Optical Bonding
Tailored to deliver the ultimate mobility, the M700DQ8 boasts a compact, lightweight (550g) form factor with a user-friendly PCAP multi-touch screen. When it comes to the deployment in highly humid, outdoor, or harsh environments, the 7” rugged tablet adopts optical bonding technology for enhanced ruggedness and visual performance to the display. 
  • Full IP65 & MIL-STD-810G Certified
The M700DQ8 is full IP65 rated, meaning the device is resistant to water and dust. With the MIL-STD-810G certification, it withstands accidental drops, shocks, falls and vibrations in the harshest work environments.
  • Vehicle Dock/Desk Dock for Mobile Work Environments
The M700DQ8 comes with an optional vehicle dock/desk dock, allowing users to securely mount the device to vehicles or place it on any flat surfaces, and meanwhile, to deliver always-charging functionality. 
Speaking of other highlights, the M700DQ8 rugged tablet has the USB Type-C port, along with the onboard 3GB RAM system memory and 32GB eMMC storage. 8M/13M dual cameras and NFC reader are built in for extraordinary data collection capability. In terms of wireless connectivity, it supports Bluetooth and GPS to enable mobile workers to instantly access the central information server from anywhere. The M700DQ8 is designed to withstand industrial use while providing high tech solutions that increase productivity, improve safety, and reduce operational costs. For more details and questions on Winmate’s M700DQ8 rugged tablet, please contact us for more information.
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Winmate Offers GC Series G-WIN Heavy Duty Panel PC and Display

May 26 2020

New product

Winmate Offers GC Series G-WIN Heavy Duty Panel PC and Display

Date: May 26, 2020 4:00 PM

Winmate offers GC Series G-WIN Heavy Duty PPC and Display in sizes 7” ~ 23.8” and a wide variety of configurations. The GC family is engineered to satisfy those in demand of a stylish, robust and high-performance HMI in heavy-duty applications, intralogistics, industrial automation, or smart retail scenarios.
  Heavy Duty PPC with Multiple OS Support & CPU Options

With support for Windows and Android OS, the GC Series Heavy Duty PPC contains four high performance, yet low power consuming processor options for users to choose from, depending on their intended application, including Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Kaby Lake, Intel® Celeron® N2930 Bay Trail, Arm Dual-core Cortex-A72 + Quad-core Cortex-A53, and Arm Cortex® A9 i.MX6 Dual Core.



  Up to 1000 nits High Brightness PCAP Display for Outdoor Heavy-Duty Use

Apart from the wide range of screen sizes (7” ~23.8”), the GC Series heavy duty lineup is engineered with PCAP multi-touch technology to ensure that any individual can operate the HMI with ease. Options for up to 1000 nits high brightness display provide excellent viewing when it comes to outdoor or semi-outdoor applications.


  Front IP65 & MIL-STD-810G Shock/Vibration Resistance

The panels are finished with an IP65 rated front bezel against water and dust. For users looking for in-vehicle computing systems being operated in rugged environments that experience shock and vibration, such as on tractors, agricultural machinery and other heavy-duty vehicles, the GC Series is shock and vibration resistant according to MIL-STD-810G.


  Flexible Mounting Solutions

The support for VESA (stand-alone) mount and panel mount allows for flexible installation of devices into a broad range of applications while positioning screens for ergonomic benefits. 


Other highlights include the true flat front surface with edge-to-edge design for a sleek, elegant look while being easy to clean. Plus, the fanless cooling design reduces downtime from on-site support due to cooling system failures that may be seen with fan designed PCs. For more details and questions on Winmate’s  GC Series G-WIN heavy duty Panel PC and GC Series G-WIN heavy duty Display, please contact us for more information.
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 Multi Contact feature for EasyBusiness

May 26 2020

New product

Multi Contact feature for EasyBusiness

Date: May 26, 2020 4:00 AM

We are excited to announce the new  Multi Contact  feature for EasyBusiness. You can now target up to 50 companies and executive at a time through EasyBusiness! With the  Kompass EasyBusiness Tool, you can access information on 43 million B2B companies in more than 68 countries, with 40 million contacts, and 56,000 products and services.
The new  Multi Contact  feature allows both your sales and marketing teams to save time by targeting multiple companies and executives with just a few easy clicks! Analyze, target, engage and close with our all-in-one solution for Sales and Marketing teams!
How Can My Business Use EasyBusiness?
EasyBusiness is a great tool for marketing and sales. Get the sales team on EasyBusiness and they’ll finish prospecting in no time. Let marketing try it out and they’ll be able to figure out how to segment the market before you know it. Just enter your criteria into the search engine and you’ll be able to produce prospect lists almost as fast as you can think of segments.
But that’s not all your team can use EasyBusiness for – Human Resources can find detailed legal information, your financial team can look up detailed information on competitors, prospects, and partners. Whatever the data you need, you’ll be able to find it on EasyBusiness.
And in case you’re thinking EasyBusiness is only for huge businesses with thousands of employees, don’t worry about it. EasyBusiness has plenty to offer small and medium-sized businesses. Even individual subscribers (like professors and students) can get immense research value from EasyBusiness.
Kompass data is available to Salesforce users directly through Kompass App for Salesforce. This can make a huge difference for salespeople around the world. Knowing how precious your time is today, Salesforce users can now benefit from using Kompass International database directly from their Salesforce account. Once the connector is installed in your Salesforce account, you can benefit from all the feature of the Kompass EasyBusiness.
Kompass can help businesses to:
  • Search for local suppliers
  • Search for international suppliers
  • Search for COVID 19 Emergency Equipment
  • Promote within the global marketplace
  • Analyze global market sectors for potential opportunities
  • Identify suppliers of products and services
  • Identify potential clients, partners, agents, and distributors
  • Identify and research competitors
Kompass serves companies all over the world, whatever their size, to help them develop their business.
Whether you’re a large corporation or a small business that wants to develop its local market, or export its know-how abroad, Kompass puts a unique worldwide database at its clients’ fingertips with its prospecting assistance tools and direct marketing solutions.
Kompass facilitates and securitizes corporate decision-making. The emergence of the information society has greatly increased the role of collecting, processing and interpreting data all along the decision-making chain. The Kompass database is structured to constitute an especially high-performance tool for knowing the industries, the competition, the markets, the players and production.
During this challenging times, we don’t have time to waste! Allow the  Multi Contact  feature for EasyBusiness save you and your team time and energy! To learn more about our new feature and about our EasyBusiness tool,  reach out to us!
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Effective Communicating in the Midst of a Crisis

May 25 2020

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Effective Communicating in the Midst of a Crisis

Date: May 25, 2020 4:00 AM

When an unforeseen event or situation occurs, people can experience a range of emotions; confusion, fear, and frustration being just a few of those. This can happen to anyone, in any walk of life. These emotions can be compounded when someone is in an already unfamiliar or alien environment, away from their usual support networks and systems that we all rely upon in times of uncertainty. This is certainly the case for international assignees who may find themselves in an array of situations that lead them to lean on their organization for advice and support. In such instances, it is important not to underestimate the importance of timely, clear, and regular communication, not only to advise and assist but to reassure assignees at a time of heightened anxiety.
 
During the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic we have seen a variety of responses in different countries based on the degree to which they are affected, as well as different local norms, infrastructure, and constitutional arrangements. It is important, therefore, that employees assigned to roles outside their home country are given clear guidance on how to respond in terms of following local guidance, but also in understanding the organization’s expectations and protections regarding risk to the wellbeing and safety of overseas assignees. With this in mind, there are three key aspects of communication that organizations with overseas assignees should be mindful of.
 
Communicate your plans. Most organizations will have some well-documented emergency plans, but how effective are these without good communication? It is important to make sure that key players at all levels are aware and have access to the policies and plans they need to effectively manage situations as they arise. It is also important that assignees are aware of the support that will be available to them, and who to approach for support, before undertaking and international assignment.
 
It is better to say something, than nothing at all. As an international assignee perhaps the worst scenario is to feel forgotten or abandoned by your organization at a time when you expect them to step in and help. When extraordinary and unforeseen events occur, it will naturally take a little time for any organization to put into practice any necessary measures or procedures, and often no communication is made until the time which everything has been figured out. However, it is important to communicate in a timely fashion. Not only does it demonstrate that the organization is taking action, it also provides reassurance to employees. Being transparent and acknowledging that you don’t have all the answers right now is preferable to radio silence, and helps to instill a level of trust between assignees and their employer.
 
Be effective, be consistent. Ineffective communication is almost as bad as none at all. Ensure that you are reaching everyone by utilizing multiple communication channels, formal and informal. Email lists, for example, can quickly become outdated, but if you use social media too, you might catch anyone who falls through the net. Effective communication is also two-way - it is important also that assignees are able to easily make contact with their organization with questions or concerns. Without this, organizations cannot effectively address the issues that require their attention.
 
Has the global health pandemic had an impact on how you communicate information to your employees, either at home or overseas? Going forward, these challenging circumstances will provide a benchmark for organizations to assess their performance and refine their emergency communications strategy and plans to support overseas assignees. Whether you are looking to expand or improve how you manage international assignments, we can help. Please contact us to schedule a call or virtual meeting to explore the potential options available to you.
 
In the US
Call +1 703 723 6509
or send a message to  info@adaptiveleadershipstrategies.com

In the UK
Call +44 7711 734 015
or send a message to  david@mcconsulting.co.uk
 
Post authored by Liane Cheyne
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Make In India

May 18 2020

New service

Make In India

Date: May 18, 2020 6:30 PM

We are proudly announcing that we are one of the most leading manufacturing and exporting unit in India we representing MAKE IN INDIA
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Elesa have recently revised their extensive range of high-quality industrial magnets for use in positioning and clamping applications across almost all industries, from mining to food processing and machining to farming. With high pull force and many shape options available in different alloys, these popular magnets are suitable for a variety of purposes which are frequently difficult to appreciate, as they are often located internal to the equipment where they are installed.
 
Design and production engineers will perhaps be familiar with the use of high strength magnets in actuation and in holding placement, e.g. on production lines to hold jigs in place, or temporary covers, doors or masks for industrial processes, with the advantage that they are very quick to place and to remove, so speeding up the overall manufacturing or processing cycle.  They have no need for catches or latches, screws or clips – they hold tight and can be manually or mechanically removed with ease, simply by arranging to release the magnetic contact.
 
Characterised by different shapes and overall dimensions, the Elesa range of magnets are high quality and highly versatile: from cylindrical retaining magnets, flat retaining magnets, horseshoe magnets to both shielded and unshielded magnets. High strength magnets are also available for lifting and pulling applications in standard executions of hard ferrite resistant to temperatures up to 200°C - (SmCo) Samarium cobalt magnet resistant to temperatures up to 200°C and (NdFeB) Neodymium-iron-boron magnet resistant to temperatures up to 80°C.
 
Further information regarding Elesa products may be found here.
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International Assignments and COVID-19

May 18 2020

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International Assignments and COVID-19

Date: May 18, 2020 4:00 AM

For many years international assignments have overwhelmingly been viewed with positivity, both from a business and personal perspective. But the current pandemic is challenging many of our natural assumptions about the need for organizations to have a presence, or to be represented in global locations. Businesses around the world are adapting to remote working and learning to overcome challenges brought about by the unprecedented circumstances we face.

Many organizations are demonstrating high levels of resilience as they find creative ways to continue conducting business in the midst of extreme uncertainty. But we must continue to be mindful of the irreplaceable value international assignments provide as a means of accomplishing strategic business and career objectives. Achieving the best outcomes requires having the best people in the right places.
 
Top of mind for employees and employers alike are questions around Duty of Care. What will we need to be safe? What will it take for employees and their families to feel safe? An April 2020 Global Pulse Survey conducted by PwC provided insight into how some companies are managing global mobility programs in the midst of COVID-19. Below is a snapshot of steps being taken by respondents from more than 38 countries: 
 
Reporting in from home. About 50% of respondents are allowing people to begin working on new assignment responsibilities from their home country.
 
Monitoring local policy. Companies are closely monitoring regulatory changes to keep current on modifications to home/host location policies.

Communication and planning. There is a hyper focus on communication with expatriate employees and families to make sure everyone is kept well informed.

Know who is where. Staying on top of where mobile employees are is critical! It is also important to have clear contact protocols in place to be able to facilitate fast notification in the event of an emergency or changing circumstances.
 
While much of this may seem a bit daunting at first glance, the good news is that there are plenty of resources available to help organizations of all sizes begin or continue with strategic global mobility implementation. Please contact us to schedule a call or virtual meeting to explore your interest in initiating a global mobility program and potential options available.
 
Call +1 703 723 6509
or send a message to  info@adaptiveleadershipstrategies.com

You can also find us in the UK - please call +44 7711 734 015
or send a message to david@mcconsulting.co.uk
 
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The irruption of the COVID-19 across the world has altered purchasing habits and amplified an already growing trend: e-commerce. In line with the mobility restrictions that our societies are enduring, online commerce remains as a solid ally for companies nowadays.
 
As a leading supplier to the corrugated and folding carton industries for hot and cold gluing and quality assurance systems, Valco Melton is offering SealTak® a multiple application solution package for your e-commerce products from a single supplier.

 
This includes the application of pressure sensitive hot melt adhesive and release liner for easier peel and seal (replaces Transfer Tape), the application of Tear Tape, and optional cold glue equipment for In-Line Cross Gluing – a complete solution from one single brand.
 
By eliminating the use of double-sided tapes, Sealtak® technology brings the following benefits:
-       Improved easy peel and seal feature
-       Stronger bond
-       Reduced downtime
-       High speed and efficiency
-       Cost savings
 
Learn more about the complete e-commerce packaging solution, and watch how it works by visiting: https://www2.valcomelton.com/learn-more-about-sealtak-system
 
For additional information, you may contact us at info@valcomelton.es, or find your closest Valco Melton representative at https://www.valcomelton.com/find-us/
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New F-Series : Stable internal structure

May 13 2020

New product

New F-Series : Stable internal structure

Date: May 13, 2020 3:00 PM

  • Compact operating machanism, Exploring changes in traditional design
  • BMQ(BMt type Quick change tool holder) - Even for a BMT type holder, Powerful cutting force, Plus tool change is much easier and faster interchangeable system.
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DGM India factory in operation at the beginning of 2020!

May 12 2020

New office opening

DGM India factory in operation at the beginning of 2020!

Date: May 12, 2020 3:45 AM

Location: B-90, Sector-80, Noida-Phase-II, new delhi INDIA

India, as the 7th largest country by area, the 2nd most populous country in the world, is becoming a very important economic entity.

Therefore, it is surely an important target for DGM world expansion program.
Thanks to the deep collaboration and experience of Mr Puneet Aggarwal, who is responsible and head of DGM India factory, we had debut in Indian market by selling 20+ machines in 2019, and had kick started 2020 by grabbing 8 machines order in January at Pamex 2020 exhibition.
There is any old saying in China: It is easier to fight than to defend. ¨It´s hard to open India market but we did it; it is even harder to maintain the reputation, that’s what we have to consider on priority, that’s one of the main reason we establish DGM India, we want to offer the fastest, and affordable service with reliable product to all our Indian customers.¨ Says Tony Lin, the owner of DGM.
DGM Automation India pvt. Ltd. is 30,000 square feet built-up area in total, it will be in operation early April 2020. Demo and operator training center will be it´s first functional role, in long term we will have assembly teams for folder gluers, die-cutters and laminators.
DGM India:
DGM Automation India pvt. Ltd.
B-90, Sector-80, Noida-Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh-201306
Contact person: Puneet Kumar Aggarwal
Email: puneet@dgm-global.com
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