The NEW KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K 360 Camera Makes Virtual Reality a Breeze for the Travel Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—(Marketwired – January 04, 2018) – Tours.com is spreading the news about the new 360⁰ VR camera for the travel industry — an affordable, easy way to integrate 360⁰ video and virtual reality into travel. The new KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR Camera is a compact one–stop shop for filming, stitching and posting 360⁰ immersive visual experiences. Originally targeting consumers, it is also now seeing demand from the travel industry looking to embrace the new technology as a key part of modern marketing campaigns.

“We are very proud to be one of the first companies to bring 360° VR cameras to market over 3 years ago,” said Paul Meyhoefer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JK Imaging Ltd., the licensee for KODAK PIXPRO. “The new ORBIT360 4K is our 3rd generation 360° VR camera and answer to the growing demand of every day consumers that want to be able to capture more of their experiences and adventures and share them in social circles.”

“The travel industry has been growing increasingly interested in the use of virtual reality,” says Maria Polk, President/CEO of Tours.com and publisher of the first, and only, VR newsletter for the tourism industry. “However, while some big names in our industry have dived in, others have been concerned about how to take the first steps as well as the entry cost and the pull on their manpower resources.”

The ORBIT360 4K's innovative and stylistic approach to an all–in–one 360° VR camera, is equipped with two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the futuristic camera body. Each lens is designed to work in tandem, to capture and stitch 360° video and easily upload 360° photos and videos to FACEBOOK and 360° interactive videos to YOUTUBE, on the go via the camera's smart device.

“Not only is this an exciting tool for consumers but any company in the travel industry universe could benefit from this,” said Polk. “For instance, a tour operator outfitting their guides to capture tour highlights, a destination upgrading their social media feeds, or an attraction renting them to guests so they can record and instantly share their adventures. All for a price point that can fit any travel company's budget.” Learn more about this exciting 360⁰ VR camera @kodakpixpro.com or go @sightseeing.com and read more in The World of VRTourism News.

About Kodak – Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide — directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies — hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world–class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at Kodak. © 2017 JK Imaging Ltd. The Kodak trademark, logo and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.

About Tours.com – Tours.com is the parent company of well–established tourism websites and trade newsletters. Trade newsletters include: VR Tourism News – The 1st VR Newsletter Exclusively for the Travel Industry and Travel–Intel, a bi–weekly news compendium for retail agents.

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Librestream Advances its Onsight Platform with Expanded Content Management and AR Capabilities

WINNIPEG, MB—(Marketwired – January 04, 2018) – Librestream is pleased to announce the ninth major release of its proven Onsight collaborative mobile platform, which now includes Onsight Workspace. This specialized content solution is built for industrial teams to securely create, access, and share materials across difficult field environments.

“We started working with our customers over a year ago on a solution to manage and secure access to Onsight images and recordings, allowing teams to leverage these training assets while out in the field. This collaboration expanded into a specialized content solution that now equips workers with access to Onsight visuals as well as content such as asset schematics and manuals,” shared Kerry Thacher, CEO of Librestream.

Kate Leggett, VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester, highlighted the need and value of providing virtual access to information and expertise in the industry report, 2017 Customer Service Trends: Operations Become Smarter and More Strategic. She writes in the report that “successful field service technologies empower customers” and technicians with access to content and expertise. These technologies “can fuel differentiated customer experiences by equipping the technician with the right customer information, parts, and knowledge to get the job done in one visit.”

Onsight Workspace is integrated with the full Onsight platform, which allows teams to upload Onsight content automatically or manually with smart upload options. Authorized users can search and view content on their own to assist in performing inspections or maintenance work in the field. Colleagues can also find relevant content to share in live remote expert calls.

Thacher added, “Throughout 2018, our customers will see us release additional capabilities that focus on digitizing the worker's day. We are advancing our roadmap at an accelerated pace to keep up with our customers' changing businesses, especially within their demanding service operations. This advancement includes Onsight Workspace, which will provide expanded editing tools, guest access, and integration with existing systems.”

This latest release of the Onsight platform also includes expanded augmented reality capabilities such as advanced telestration. While in a live Onsight remote expert call, participants can select from various telestration shapes to draw on live visuals, or enter text to identify key information. A customized snip tool also provides participants with a way to immediately select and share content such as sections of manuals or schematics for additional guidance.

About Librestream

Librestream Technologies Inc. is the leader in developing innovative mobile video collaboration solutions for field service, manufacturing, energy and public sector industries. Deployed globally, the Onsight collaborative mobile platform provides access to augmented content and brings the eyes and ears of experts into the field virtually to immediately resolve issues and assess environments. Visit Librestream at www.librestream.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter.

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Auplata assesses its mining assets on its sites

GUIANA, FRANCE—(Marketwired – Jan 4, 2018) – (EURONEXT PARIS: ALAUP)

Auplata assesses its mining assets on its Dieu Merci, Yaou and Dorlin sites

Auplata (Euronext Growth – FR0010397760 – ALAUP), the leading publicly listed French gold producer, has announced that it has conducted a new assessment of its mining assets located on its Yaou and Dorlin sites via the consulting and engineering firm SOFRECO.

This study was accompanied by the financial evaluation of these assets, carried out by a leading international independent expert based on the report produced by SOFRECO. This financial evaluation also included the upgrading of the cyanidation treatment system for stores of ore residue that has already been processed (called tailings) located on the Dieu Merci site.

This assessment took the form of a scoping study whose methodology complies with the JORC (Joint Ore Reserve Committee) code — the international standard primarily used to estimate and report on mineral resources and reserves — and which takes the mining and ore treatment studies into account. This study drew on Auplata's document database for the Yaou and Dorlin sites.

The study estimated the two sites' potential for gold production, the related operating costs and the initial investment required to develop a gold production facility. The estimates were carried out by the firm SOFRECO based on an inferred resource level. Starting in the first quarter of 2018, AUPLATA will conduct further studies with the purpose of increasing its level of confidence in its resources to “shown” and “measured” levels.

An average fair value of EUR 81M for the three mining assets
Based on the scoping study, the international independent expert conducted a financial evaluation of Auplata's three mining assets. The aim of this financial evaluation was to estimate these assets' fair value, defined by the IFRS as “the price that would be received for the sale of an asset or paid for the transfer of a liability in a normal transaction between market players on the valuation date”.

 
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Auplata assesses its mining assets on its sites

GUIANA, FRANCE—(Marketwired – Jan 4, 2018) – (EURONEXT PARIS: ALAUP)

Auplata assesses its mining assets on its Dieu Merci, Yaou and Dorlin sites

Auplata (Euronext Growth – FR0010397760 – ALAUP), the leading publicly listed French gold producer, has announced that it has conducted a new assessment of its mining assets located on its Yaou and Dorlin sites via the consulting and engineering firm SOFRECO.

This study was accompanied by the financial evaluation of these assets, carried out by a leading international independent expert based on the report produced by SOFRECO. This financial evaluation also included the upgrading of the cyanidation treatment system for stores of ore residue that has already been processed (called tailings) located on the Dieu Merci site.

This assessment took the form of a scoping study whose methodology complies with the JORC (Joint Ore Reserve Committee) code — the international standard primarily used to estimate and report on mineral resources and reserves — and which takes the mining and ore treatment studies into account. This study drew on Auplata's document database for the Yaou and Dorlin sites.

The study estimated the two sites' potential for gold production, the related operating costs and the initial investment required to develop a gold production facility. The estimates were carried out by the firm SOFRECO based on an inferred resource level. Starting in the first quarter of 2018, AUPLATA will conduct further studies with the purpose of increasing its level of confidence in its resources to “shown” and “measured” levels.

An average fair value of EUR 81M for the three mining assets
Based on the scoping study, the international independent expert conducted a financial evaluation of Auplata's three mining assets. The aim of this financial evaluation was to estimate these assets' fair value, defined by the IFRS as “the price that would be received for the sale of an asset or paid for the transfer of a liability in a normal transaction between market players on the valuation date”.

The independent expert conducted its evaluation of the mining assets using three methods:

  • The comparables method, which allows the fair value to be determined in comparison with completed transactions involving similar assets;
  • The discounted cash flow method, which allows the fair value to be determined by discounting the projected cash flows resulting from the operation of the sites (after tax and after the allocation of costs to the headquarters);
  • The latest market transactions.

Based on the estimates and analyses carried out by the independent expert, the fair value of the mining assets of Dieu Merci, Yaou and Dorlin ranges between 73 MEUR and 88 MEUR, or an average of 81 MEUR. This estimate should be considered in light of the net book value for the mining assets as recorded on the balance sheet of June 30, 2017, which is of 15.6 MEUR, the fair value thus being over 5 times the net book value.

To reflect this new economic reality, Auplata plans to include these fair values in its consolidated accounts for the 2017 financial year, which will end on December 31, 2017. This possibility, permitted for mining assets by the IFRS Standards on the condition that the fair values of these assets can be reliably determined, was confirmed by a report commissioned by Auplata from an auditing and consulting firm specializing in the IFRS Standards.

Auplata
Based in French Guiana, Auplata is the largest French, stock–market listed gold producer. The Company has more than 700 sq km of mining permits and titles in French Guyana. Auplata operates an innovative industrial and financial strategy, aimed at developing and exploiting Guianese gold resources with the strong involvement of local players. The Company's objective is to offer sustainable exploitation for the Guianese mining industry.

Since June 2015, Auplata is a shareholder in the Côte d'Ivoire mining company OMCI, which owns two mining projects in Côte d'Ivoire.

Auplata's share capital consists of 99,600,723 shares listed on the Euronext Growth market in Paris (Euronext). ISIN: FR0010397760 – ALAUP; ICB: 1777 – Gold Mining.

For more information about Auplata, go to www.auplata.fr.

 
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BBX Capital Corporation and Bluegreen Vacations to Commemorate Successful 2017 NYSE Listings with Dual Bell Ringing Ceremonies on January 12, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and BOCA RATON, FL—(Marketwired – January 04, 2018) – BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTB) (“BBX Capital” or the “Company”) and its affiliated company Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) (“Bluegreen Vacations” or “Bluegreen”) today announced that representatives of both companies will celebrate their successful 2017 listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ICE) with dual bell ringing ceremonies on January 12, 2018.

Alan B. Levan, BBX Capital's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will ring The Opening Bell™ at 9:30 a.m. EST, accompanied by members of BBX Capital's management team. In addition, Mr. Levan, who is also Chairman of Bluegreen Vacations, will ring The Closing Bell™ at 4:00 p.m. EST accompanied by Shawn B. Pearson, Bluegreen's Chief Executive Officer and Bluegreen's management team.

Mr. Levan commented, “2017 was a transformative year for both BBX Capital and Bluegreen Vacations. I am honored as Chairman of these two affiliated companies to have the unique opportunity to ring both the Opening and Closing Bell of the New York Stock Exchange, the largest equity market in the world, on the same day, which we believe is a historic occasion at the Exchange. It is a momentous way to mark these two NYSE listings, as well as the dedication of our management teams and employees that have contributed to our success.”

Investor Meeting to Be Held
In conjunction with their participation in the Bell Ringing Ceremonies, BBX Capital and Bluegreen Vacations will be hosting an investor meeting at the New York Stock Exchange, including presentations, luncheon and “meet & greet” sessions with the managements from both companies. Interested parties should contact Investor Relations for further information.

About Bluegreen Vacations Corporation:

Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests (VOIs) and manages resorts in top leisure and urban destinations. The Bluegreen Vacation Club is a flexible, points–based, deeded vacation ownership plan with approximately 211,000 owners, 67 Club and Club Associate Resorts and access to more than 11,000 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. Bluegreen Vacations also offers a portfolio of comprehensive, fee–based resort management, financial, and sales and marketing services, to or on behalf of third parties. Bluegreen is 90% owned by BBX Capital Corporation. For further information, visit www.BluegreenVacations.com.

About BBX Capital Corporation:

BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTB), formerly BFC Financial Corporation, is a diversified holding company whose activities include its approximate 90% ownership of Bluegreen Vacations Corporation and, through its Real Estate and Middle Market Divisions, the acquisition, ownership and management of joint ventures and investments in real estate and real estate development projects and middle market operating businesses. As of September 30, 2017, BBX Capital had total consolidated assets of $1.5 billion. For further information, visit www.BBXCapital.com.

ANT Wireless Showcases Latest in Mesh Technology, New Releases, G.FIT & ANT BLAZE AT CES 2018

COCHRANE, AB—(Marketwired – January 04, 2018) – ANT Wireless, a division of Dynastream Innovations, an innovator in ultra–low power (ULP) wireless technology, is exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 at the Tech West, Venetian's Sands Hall booth #43537 in Las Vegas, January 9–12, 2018. The company will be featuring its latest products in IoT connectivity and fitness innovation.

ANT Wireless is one of the few companies in the world able to meet the exacting demands of IoT connectivity and wireless fitness equipment optimized for group and classroom training applications.

Two of the cornerstones of ANT Wireless' CES presence this year will be ANT BLAZE and G.FIT. ANT BLAZE is a robust and reliable, enterprise–ready, connectionless mesh networking technology for high node count IoT applications in large scale environments. G.FIT, a turnkey dual–protocol ANT/Bluetooth low energy technology solution for wireless fitness equipment, is optimized for group and classroom training applications with 50 or more fitness devices and multiple receivers.

Visitors to ANT Wireless' CES booth (Tech West, #43537) will see first–hand demonstrations that showcase the capabilities of the ANT protocol in commercial and group fitness environments:

  • ANT Wireless technology and its ability to transform IoT connectivity ranging from large fitness environments to the office and everything in between
  • G.FIT and how it's meeting the challenges of group fitness, working around Wi–Fi interference to ensure large groups of devices can connect concurrently to a group application and solve pairing and setup challenges
  • ANT BLAZE's robust and reliable enterprise–ready connectionless mesh networking technology for high node count IoT applications in large–scale environments and operating independently of existing IT infrastructure.
  • How companies like Herman Miller and Nordic are making an impact in IoT by incorporating ANT Wireless technology for sport and group fitness, smart home and commercial applications

“We're excited by the convergence at CES this year of IoT's potential and its reality, particularly in how companies like Herman Miller are creatively including mesh connectivity advancements into truly innovative products. These innovations are already being seen in offices, gyms and smart homes around the world,” said James Fujimoto, Director, ANT Wireless.

Visit ANT Wireless at CES 2018, Booth #43537, at the Tech West Venetian's Sands Hall.

For more information about ANT Wireless visit: www.thisisant.com

About ANT / ANT+ (www.thisisant.com)

ANT is an established protocol and silicon solution for ultra–low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. With millions of deployed nodes, ANT is perfectly suited for any kind of low data rate sensor network topologies; from peer– to–peer or star, to practical mesh; in personal area networks (PAN) which are well suited for sports, fitness, wellness and home health applications, or in local area networks (LAN) in home and IoT applications.

ANT+ Product Directory (www.thisisant.com/directory)
The ANT+ Product Directory is a complete inventory of all ANT+ certified or verified products. ANT+ is the pervasive ULP wireless technology facilitating the capture of critical market share in the exploding mobile sensor sector. This standardized communication platform enables quick–to–market solutions for application developers, sensor manufacturers, and cell phone makers. ANT+ has amassed an ecosystem of world–class technology vendors in the ANT+ Alliance, an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. These industry leaders offer readily–available brand name products for sport, wellness management and home health monitoring. Visit thisisant.com/directory for a complete listing of ANT+ certified and verified products.

Zoom Partners with OpenExchange to Provide Video Communications for Financial Services Market

SAN JOSE, CA—(Marketwired – January 04, 2018) – Zoom Video Communications today announced that it has partnered with OpenExchange to provide a new joint video conferencing solution designed exclusively for financial services organizations. Zoom, the leading provider of cloud video communications, and OpenExchange, the trusted video exchange for financial services, have created a strong offering of secure, versatile cloud video conferencing with white glove managed services.

The partnership of these video service providers offers numerous benefits to customers, including:

  • Zoom's cloud video communications platform that provides HD video, audio, and web conferencing, as well as chat and webinars seamlessly across conference rooms, desktops, telephones, and mobile devices
  • OpenExchange's global video exchange, which offers full interoperability with disparate video equipment and world–class managed services. The result is the financial industry's highest–quality, most secure private video conferencing solution
  • Access to OpenExchange's Global Connected Network of 1500+ public companies, intermediaries, and institutional investors, making it easier to provide video access to management teams and industry experts
  • Secure cloud (and optional hybrid cloud–onprem) communications environment with AES–256 bit end–to–end encryption
  • Zoom's full collaboration feature set, including speech–to–text recording transcription, screen sharing, co–annotation, whiteboarding, and more

“This partnership comes at the perfect time in OpenExchange's growth. The majority of our high–value meetings use classic video conference room set ups, but we are seeing a significant increase in joining from the desktop. Partnering with Zoom will make it easier than ever for investors to meet with corporate management teams, industry experts, and leading research analysts with the click of a button,” said Mark Loehr, Chief Executive Officer of OpenExchange. “As adoption in the financial services industry continues to accelerate at a rapid pace, integrating Zoom into our managed video service offering allows us to better serve the growing and changing needs of Wall Street.”

“The goal of this partnership is to help financial institutions leverage Zoom with the best possible user experience. A strength of both of our companies is developing frictionless video communications environments that 'just work,'” said Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom. “So it was natural that we would come together with OpenExchange — whom I'm also proud to call a Zoom customer — to deliver managed video services to our customers.”

This announcement follows a banner 2017 for both OpenExchange and Zoom. OpenExchange experienced 50% growth in video meetings; virtual group meetings led the increase in activity with the level of participants in each meeting more than doubling. One of the pivotal aspects of OpenExchange's growth was the ability to have more investors join these valuable meetings from their desktop. Zoom, for its part, started the year with a $100MM Series D funding round from Sequoia, developed numerous partnerships, hosted its first user conference Zoomtopia, and announced triple–digit YOY revenue and customer growth.

About Zoom

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with a secure, easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, messaging, and webinars across mobile, desktop, telephone, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software–based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Zoom is a private company headquartered in San Jose, CA. Visit zoom.us and follow @zoom_us.

About OpenExchange

OpenExchange is a community based video exchange that enhances interaction within the financial industry. By using OpenExchange, the buy–side, sell–side and corporate issuers can arrange and conduct one–on–one and group meetings using secure, private, high quality video. Citi, Barclays and Ipreo LLC are strategic owners of OpenExchange.