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AIA gives document management its own knowledge platform

Introduces Aia Campus Online, the new virtual knowledge platform with a primary focus on document creation and ITP
Nijmegen, 16 December 2014 – Aia Software has established Aia Campus Online, a platform for anyone who wants to further develop their document creation and ITP knowledge and skills.
Software is constantly evolving, and keeping up to speed with developments is a constant challenge for users. Being able to expand your knowledge any time, anywhere is crucial. Aia Software is facilitating this by opening Aia Campus Online, which complements to the Aia Campus sessions that have been running for some time now in Aia Software's offices in the Netherlands (open to Dutch-speaking customers, partners and other interested parties) and makes access to information available to a broader, international audience.
“Self-development and the sharing of software knowledge by and for users is crucial to the evolution of our software,” said Paul Dirven, director of Aia Software. “This new knowledge platform combines ITP expertise and news with the experiences and opinions of both our users and our employees in one, convenient, virtual environment.”
Stephen Barrett, Application Support Analyst at WHSCC (insurance), uses ITP on a daily basis. “Aia Campus Online will certainly be beneficial for ITP end users. It is great to have an additional source of information - I am sure it will make life even easier. Aia Campus Online looks good too, I look forward to using it.’’
Aia Campus Online is made up of various virtual buildings, including a ‘library’ with a Knowledge Centre, a ‘theatre’ that stages webinars and presentations, and a ‘school’ for e-learning modules. Like any real college campus, there is also a ‘pub’ where visitors can share code snippets and exchange tips & tricks. English is the main language used within Aia Campus Online.
Aia Campus Online's design allows users to independently navigate between the various buildings and departments, with knowledge shared in the trusted formats of blog posts, browsable PDF files and videos.
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Notes to editors
About Aia Software
Aia Software is the global developer and supplier of ITP, the ultimate customer communications management solution for customers in a wide range of sectors around the world. Our reliable and flexible ITP products are currently used by more than a thousand organizations in 30 countries, including some of the world’s foremost financial service providers. ITP is your software and, if desired, can be adapted by your employees. Naturally, you can always contact us for the necessary professional support.
ITP: own your communications! www.aiasoftware.com  

@VodafoneIreland customers get 4G roaming first for Christmas

Vodafone first Irish operator to offer customers 4G roaming services across 33 countries Dublin, 15 December 2014 @VodafoneIreland customers can now enjoy great value superfast 4G while roaming in 33 countries. With 4G, customers can experience high-speed connections for video, music streaming or sharing adventures on social media from the far-flung corners of the world. 4G roaming is more convenient, generally faster, often cheaper and more secure than typical hotel or public Wi-Fi connections. It makes mobile working easier with superfast download and upload speeds available on the move at a low cost daily rate.
4G roaming is available to all customers opted in to RED Roaming, which is a daily add on enabling customers travelling abroad to access their home plan’s calls and texts. It also includes worry-free data usage with a 200MB daily allocation. With a daily rate only charged on the days when the phone is used, customers don’t have to worry about unexpected charges waiting for them when they get home.
Commenting, Vodafone Ireland Consumer Director Marcel de Groot said, “Vodafone 4G is already available to over 80% of people in Ireland so it is excellent news that this superfast mobile experience has been extended abroad and includes our customers’ top five favourite destinations: UK, Spain, France, USA and Portugal. We hope customers have an enjoyable mobile experience when travelling for business or to visit family and friends during the festive season.”
The daily price for RED Roaming varies by region starting from as little as €1.99 a day for visitors to the UK. Travellers heading to Europe, USA, Canada, and Turkey can enjoy RED Roaming for just €2.99 a day while those heading further afield to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China and India will pay just €4.99 a day.
RED Roaming is available to all pay as you go customers and to consumer and business bill pay customers on RED and My Way tariffs. Customers can opt in to RED Roaming by sending a freetext RED to 50020.
For RED Business Super customers, roaming is already included in their package when travelling in the UK, EU and USA. 
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Further information:
Clodagh O’Hagan, Vodafone Ireland, 087 9084055
Ger McCarthy / Natalie Christie Weber Shandwick, 01 679 8600
 
Notes for Editors:
4G Roaming is available in the following countries:
  • Destinations with 4G roaming: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Korea, Rep of Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA.
  • A day is defined as 00:00 to 23:59 local time of the capital city.
  • Vodafone Ireland roaming partner’s 4G speeds may vary due to coverage and demand.
  • The same pricing applies to consumer and business customers, however, prices will be quoted excluding VAT to business customers.
  • 4G roaming is currently available to bill pay customers opted in to RED Roaming. There are plans to extend 4G roaming to pay as you go customers in 2015.
Average Data
The amount of data customers will use depends on the type of service they are accessing, as well as how rich the content is. The table below gives an indication of the average amount of data used for many common tasks. 

 Service

Usage 

 Average data size

 Netflix1 Hour

1GB

 Sky Sports Mobile TV1 Hour

180MB

 You Tube4 mins

11MB

 Radio Streaming10 mins

15MB

 Facebook15 mins with no video streaming 

5MB 

 Email100 text emails sent/received

2.5MB 

 Google Maps10 mins

6MB

 Spotify1 music track

5MB 

*Please note that examples provided should only be used as a rough guide, as data usage volume can vary by device, by type and by quality of content.
Roaming offers:

Consumer

Business

€1.99 inc. VAT
Call and text from home tariff whilst in the UK (including minutes, texts, add-ons and top up offers)
+

Add on bundle of 200MB data per day

€2.99 inc. VAT
Call and text from home tariff whilst in Europe, USA, Canada and Turkey (including minutes, texts, add-ons and top up offers)
+

Add on bundle of 200MB data per day

€4.99 inc VAT (ROW)

Call and text from home tariff whilst in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, China, Hong Kong and Egypt

(including minutes, texts, add-ons and top up offers)
+

Add on bundle of 200MB data per day

€1.62 ex. VAT
Call and text from home tariff whilst in the UK (including minutes, texts, add-ons and top up offers)
+

Add on bundle of 200MB data per day

€2.43 ex. VAT
Call and text from home tariff whilst in Europe, USA, Canada and Turkey (including minutes, texts, add-ons and top up offers)
+

Add on bundle of 200MB data per day

€4.06 ex VAT (ROW)

Call and text from home tariff whilst in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, China, Hong Kong and Egypt

(including minutes, texts, add-ons and top up offers)
+

Add on bundle of 200MB data per day

Vodafone RED Business
RED Business
One

RED Business
RED Business
Super

€40per month
All you need to do
business at home
- Unlimited calls & texts to any network
-100 international minutes & texts
- 2GB data - 4G-Ready
- Optional new phone every year
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One Net Express
24 month contract
 
€55per month
Perfect if you do
business in the UK
- Unlimited calls & texts to Ireland & UK
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Unlimited UK roaming calls & texts
- 250 international minutes & texts
- 150MB UK roaming data
- 4GB data - 4G-Ready
- Optional new phone every year
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One Net Lite
24 month contract
€75per month
Bring your business to
the EU, USA & Canada
- Unlimited calls & texts to Ireland & UK
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Unlimited UK roaming calls & texts
- 1000 international minutes & texts
- 500 EU, USA & Canada roaming minutes & texts
- 300MB UK, EU, USA & Canada roaming data
- 8GB data - 4G-Ready
- New phone every year
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One Net Lite
24 month contract

About Vodafone
Vodafone is Ireland’s leading total communications provider with 2.3 million customers. At 30 September 2014, the company had 2.1 million mobile customers and 267,000 customers of its fixed portfolio.
Vodafone provides a total range of communications solutions including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications to consumers and to small, medium and large businesses. Since 2011, Vodafone has expanded its enterprise division, offering integrated next-generation fixed and mobile solutions in addition to cloud-based platforms, machine to machine services and professional ICT support.
Vodafone Group is one of the world's leading international mobile communications groups with mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets.
For more information, please visit www.vodafone.ie.

@VodafoneIreland customers first to experience 4G+ in Ireland

Waterford, Cork, Dublin and Limerick first Irish cities to receive 4G+
2 December 2014, @VodafoneIreland is the first operator to deliver Ireland’s first 4G+ technology providing speeds up to twice as fast as first generation 4G, and speeds exceeding the standard fixed-line broadband experience.  From 1 December, Vodafone customers in Waterford city will have access to data speeds of up to 150Mbps with 4G+, while Cork, Dublin and Limerick cities will be switched on by the end of December.
With 4G+, customers can now experience the fastest speeds available on mobile to enjoy services like, instant video streaming in HD, live TV with high reliability and the potential to broadcast live from events.  In addition, business customers can download higher volumes of data even faster than ever before.
4G+ is available to Vodafone RED Super Business and RED Extra Super bill pay customers at no extra cost until April 2015 using one of three select Samsung 4G+ enabled smartphones; Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha.
Celebrating the launch of the first 4G+ network in Ireland, Vodafone Technology Director, Madalina Suceveanu said “Vodafone customers in Ireland already have access to the widest 4G footprint across six cities and 377 towns and villages – covering over three quarters (79%) of the country and 95 per cent of 3G coverage nationwide. In tandem with our 4G roll-out, we are modernising our network nationwide, providing customers with improved voice call quality and data services to all areas with existing voice services.  This new addition of 4G+ services is an even greater boost for our customers.  Quite simply, 4G+ downloads, streams and delivers chosen content even faster than before.”
Commenting, Vodafone Enterprise Director, Anne Sheehan, “With 4G+ super-fast speeds now available in Ireland – it opens up a new world of mobilisation for our business customers, with video calls and Cloud based applications really coming into their own”.
4G+ speeds are delivered by combining two 4G bandwidths.  Location coverage maps will be available as areas are switched on.  For full details of 4G+ please see www.vodafone.ie/network/4g.
 
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Further information:
Clodagh O’Hagan, Vodafone Ireland,                                   
087 9084055
Orla Molloy / Ger McCarthy Weber Shandwick,                  
01 679 8600
087 770 5108 / 086 233 3590
Notes to Editor
  • Vodafone 4G+ is available to all Red Extra Super and Red Business Super Plus customers as part of their price plan at no extra cost until April 2015
Customers can avail of Vodafone 4G+ if present in an area of 4G+ coverage, have a 4G+ enabled handset and be on a relevant tariff (Red Extra Super and Red Business Super Plus).
  • Compatible handsets, thus far, are:
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
About Vodafone
Vodafone is Ireland’s leading total communications provider with 2.3 million customers.  At 30 September 2014, the company had 2.1 million mobile customers and 267,000 customers of its fixed portfolio.
Vodafone provides a total range of communications solutions including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications to consumers and to small, medium and large businesses.  Since 2011, Vodafone has expanded its enterprise division, offering integrated next-generation fixed and mobile solutions in addition to cloud-based platforms, machine to machine services and professional ICT support.
Vodafone Group is one of the world's leading international mobile communications groups with mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets.
For more information, please visit www.vodafone.ie.

Selex and Close Air Solutions to deliver Forward Air Control Simulator to UK MoD

In partnership with Selex ES, Close Air Solutions are excited to announce the purchase of the iCASS system by the Joint Forward Air Control Training and Standardisation Unit (JFACTSU), UK MoD, for their Forward Air Control training requirement at RAF Leeming. The Selex ES and CAS partnership ensures that the customer benefits from the security and international delivery experience of a world class services provider and the knowledge, deep understanding and commitment of a team dedicated to providing excellence in FAC training.
The Immersive Close Air Support Simulator (iCASS) has been specifically developed to provide FAC’s with a high fidelity immersive training environment with full AAR capability.
At the core of the iCASS system is computer generated/semi-automated forces and threat generation with powerful 3D virtual simulation provided by MetaVR and Battlespace Simulations. The system meets DIS/SISO standards, interoperability being an important consideration; iCASS can interoperate with any DIS-based system using DIS protocols, such as VBS2/3.
Close Air Solutions’ iCASS and the MetaVR software is already used globally to support the highest quality and tempo FAC/JTAC training.
“… Close Air solutions realistic and demanding training scenarios showcased the unique benefits of not only a simulation device, but demonstrated an outstanding ability to instruct and mentor by leveraging previous experience and expertise as both aircrew and Forward Air Controllers…”
Chief FAC Capability Section, NATO Ample Strike exercise 2014, Czech Republic.
Mike Squires, Director CAS said, “JFACTSU has been instrumental in shaping us as individuals, a company and as a provider of world class FAC training. We are still based locally to RAF Leeming and we look forward to delivering the best possible FAC training system and support as part of the team.”
About Close Air Solutions (CAS):
CAS is a single source deliverer of all aspects of international Close Air Support Training for Forward Air Controllers (FAC), Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), Aircrew, and the wider military community. Delivering innovative Forward Air Control training and consultancy services to UK and NATO forces, the primary focus remains the development of best in class FAC simulation systems. Their experience is born directly from the UK Joint Forward Air Control Training and Standards Unit, employing both ex JFACTSU instructors and JFACTSU simulator system architects. www.closeairsolutions.com
About Selex ES:
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is a Tier 1 prime contractor with the strength of human and financial capital to deliver against this requirement. Selex ES employs over 17,700 people worldwide with annual revenues in excess of 3.5 billion Euros. Our 4,700 UK employees sustain a key UK industrial sector worth over £1.07 billion annually whilst investing more than £140 million in research and development. We not only support the UK MoD, but also generate significant export revenues in excess of £670 million for the country.

Bundeswehr Signs Agreement to Significantly Expand Use of Virtual Battlespace 3 and Suite of Complementary VBS Products

Orlando, Florida - On behalf of the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr has significantly increased its investment in Virtual Battlespace 3 licenses as part of an agreement with Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) and eurosimtec, the companies announced today.
With their extensive experience in modelling, simulation and training (MS&T), the Office of Simulation and Testing (Simulations- und Testumgebung der Bundeswehr SuTBw) has selected Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3). For more than 5 years the German military has used Virtual Battlespace in various capacities, including JFAC, JFST procedure training, UAV simulation for Army tactical UAVs and artillery training, squad & platoon infantry training particularly at Wildflecken, the German Army Battle Simulation Center.
"VBS3 provides a common training solution for all branches of German armed forces," said Dr. Mark Dzulko, Bohemia Interactive Simulations' Chief Technical Officer. "VBS3 offers a high degree of interoperability and gives Bundeswehr the opportunity to direct their own training and technology requirements in the broadest possible way. We look forward to working with the all services within the Bundeswehr."
eurosimtec CEO André Komp noted that, "VBS represents a key training enabler to increase the existing virtual simulation capability of Bundeswehr. The agreement also provides the Bundeswehr flexibility to further expand their use of VBS for training across the services."
VBS3 provides an immersive virtual environment that helps soldiers train on tactics, rehearse for missions, and practice standard operating procedures. With its after-action review tool, the software is designed to help soldiers learn to think, make decisions and improve communications before heading to the field for live exercises.
VBS3 is the most widely used virtual simulation software for military training in the world. VBS3 is used for tactical training and mission rehearsal on desktop computers as well as part-task trainers and full-mission simulators. More than 30 NATO entities, countries and partner nations use VBS as part of their virtual training including the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, UK Ministry of Defence, Australia Defence Force, Canadian Armed Forces, and New Zealand Defense Force.
In addition to doubling the number of VBS licenses currently held by the German Armed Forces, the agreement provides the German military with the following:
  • TerraTools 5, a complete simulation environment development toolkit and uses cartographic source data to automatically and rapidly create high-fidelity terrain databases for visual, constructive, and serious game runtimes, from TerraSim, a BISim company.
  • eurosimtec's VB-Edit product line, a rapid 3D scenery and object editing tool you can use with VBS, and C³I-TS, software that helps instructors manage complex scenarios.
  • SimCentric Technologies' VBS2Fires and VBS2Strike for Call-for-Fire and Close Air Support mission training.
  • Calytrix Technologies' CNR-Sim, for in-game communications for VBS3, and LVC Game, the HLA/DIS gateway for VBS3.
  • Silvador, BISim's rapid tree generator software.
Carsten Barth, eurosimtec's Vice President of Business Development and Sales, added: 
"We look forward to providing the Bundeswehr with customized support, training and German language localization." 
About BISim
Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for military and civilian organizations. Founded in 2001, BISim develops high-fidelity, cost-effective technologies for tactical military training. We apply game-based technology to a range of breakthrough, military-specific training and simulation software products. For more information, visit our website at www.bisimulations.com.
About eurosimtec
With long term experience and expertise, eurosimtec is a full-service-provider and system integrator who delivers turn-key simulation systems and simulators. Training, update and software services for 3D virtual simulation systems like VBS3 (Virtual Battlespace 3), are also provided by eurosimtec.
eurosimtec provides individual software solutions as well as integrated simulation systems. Custom made solutions can be delivered, based on generic simulation systems. All simulation solutions are network capable. eurosimtec also supports customers by generating 3D virtual models of vehicles, objects as well as 3D terrain databases of different formats. As a service provider, eurosimtec also offers leasing solutions for simulation systems.