KOF Business Tendency Surveys from January 2018: Swiss Companies Are Getting the New Year Off to a Strong Start

The KOF Business Situation Indicator rose further in January, continuing on its upward trajectory after a brief pause last autumn. The companies that took part in the KOF survey are confident regarding business development over the next six months. All in all, Swiss companies are getting off to a strong start in 2018.


Porsche Classic Supplies Classic Parts from a 3D Printer

"No longer available" – for collectors of rare classic cars, the unavailability of spare parts can quickly lead to problems. In the worst case scenario, the car may even be forced out of action. Porsche Classic, the division of Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles, has come up with a solution to this problem: namely, producing extremely rare parts that are only needed in small quantities using 3D printers. All parts that are produced using the 3D printing process meet the requirements in terms of absolute fidelity to the original specifications – both from a technical and a visual perspective.


A new Era for Timekeeping Technology in PyeongChang

At the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, every millisecond counts. Timekeeping technology has evolved since the early days of Olympics. 2018 is no exception. OMEGA has been the Official Timekeeper of the Games on 27 occasions since 1932. At PyeongChang, OMEGA will once again take on the role of the official timekeeper. 

Through incredible sensor systems, the brand will now provide continuous mea­surements from start to finish of events, meaning that athletes can gain an imme­diate understanding of where they gained or lost time, or where they won or lost points.From the live speed of a single alpine skier - to the formations of an entire ice hockey team – the information provided will add a brand new dimension to every performance. 


Tallinn Based Creative Mobile and FoxNext Games Released “The X-Files: Deep State” Mobile Game

Creative Mobile and FoxNext Games announced the release of "The X-Files: Deep State", arriving on the App Store, Google Play and Facebook, coinciding with the new season of the hit X-Files television series. Tallinn based Creative Mobile has worked in partnership with Chris Carter, Ten-Thirteen Productions, and FoxNext Games to build a genuine X-Files experience based on the series’ iconic character-driven mythology.

X-Files fans investigate the paranormal in a story-driven, hidden object adventure game. " The X-Files: Deep State" draws long-time fans and new players into a web of deceit, mystery and deadly intrigue, with the familiar X-Files trademarks of paranormal crime investigation, strange monsters and overarching conspiracies.


Exercise Crossed Swords Practised Cyber-Kinetic Operations in Latvia

Crossed Swords 2018, the technical red teaming cyber defence exercise of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, took place last week in Latvia in cooperation with CERT.LV. This year the exercise expanded considerably in scope and complexity, covering several geographical areas, involving critical information infrastructure providers and cyber-kinetic engagement of military units.


Partnership between Sigfox operator Connected Baltics and Levira accelerates IoT services reach in Estonia

Connected Baltics OÜ and Levira can now enable hundreds of thousands of smart devices across Estonia to connect directly using Sigfox LPWAN technology, which provides the most energy and cost efficient IoT connectivity solution to the market.

Tallinn, Estonia, January 31, 2018 - Connected Baltics, the exclusive Sigfox operator of the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Levira, the leading digital services provider from Estonia, entered the IoT partnership to offer Sigfox's low-powered connectivity into the Levira's IoT offerings and solutions.


70 years of sports cars at Porsche

Fast. Puristic. Emotive. For the past 70 years, the Porsche brand has been synonymous with sports car construction at the very highest level. The first vehicle to bear the Porsche name was registered on June 8, 1948: It was the 356 “No.1” Roadster. This is the day on which the Porsche brand was born. The Type 356 turned Ferry Porsche’s dream of a sports car into a reality.

Proact to provide bespoke monitoring service to enhance availability at City of Copenhagen’s IT entity

The City of Copenhagen’s IT service provider Koncern IT has selected leading data centre and cloud service provider Proact to provide monitoring and alerts for more than 100 critical components in its complex IT infrastructure, outside working hours. This tailored version of Proact’s Premium Support+ will help Koncern IT reduce incident response times from hours to minutes, ensuring IT operations are supported round-the-clock.


The daily routine of autonomous robots: more than 1,600 km and 23,800 parts

A blue light goes on at 5 o’clock in the morning in the engines warehouse. It belongs to one of the 125 robots that begins its route in one of the workshops at the SEAT factory in Martorell, where it makes up to 2,800 rounds every day. This is how these mobile robots work:

Internet of Things arrives to animal health care

Devices connected to Internet are now part of our everyday life, as well as in small animal clinics. Provet Weight Check Point, developed by Finnish Net Solutions, has been eagerly adapted by clinics.

Internet of Things (IoT) means the expansion of the Internet network into devices and machines. Provet Weight Check Point is doing just that.

Automating a simple, constantly repeating routine is of interest to everyone. If the clinic has 10,000 animals to be weighed each year and each animal’s weighing, saving the weight, and microchip reading takes 1 minute, then automating this step saves 10,000 minutes per year, i.e. 20 working days a year. Managing the job automatically saves both staff time and considerable money.