Flutter Entertainment and Scientific Games Celebrate 20 Year Global Sports Betting Partnership with Long-Term Renewal

prnewswire | September 28, 2020

Scientific Games Corporation  ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") secured a five-year contract renewal with long-term customer Flutter Entertainment plc to continue providing its OpenSports™ technology to the operators' portfolio of global brands.m Flutter Entertainment is the world's leading sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider serving over 13 million customers worldwide through its innovative, diverse and distinctive brands including FanDuel in the U.S., Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet in the U.K. and Europe and SportsBet in Australia.

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APPLICATIONS,MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

ViewSonic Launches Latest Smart 4K Ultra HD LED Home Entertainment Projector

ViewSonic Corp | September 02, 2022

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, announces the launch of the X11-4K home entertainment projector. The X11-4K is a lamp-free projector utilizing next-generation LED technology to ensure high brightness levels and up to 30,000 hours of usage.* It features native 4K Ultra HD resolution, color reproduction technologies for stunning image quality, as well as embedded 5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Audio In/Out for sharing entertainment from other devices.By combining 4K resolution with HDR/HLG support and Wi-Fi enabled capabilities in a portable design, the ViewSonic® X11-4K provides an immersive experience from just about anywhere. At less than 10 pounds, the projector can move from room to room or outdoors with the built-in handle. At 2,400 LED lumens of brightness, the short throw lens delivers images up to 100 inches (diagonal) from just 5.8 feet away from a screen or wall. With instant auto-focus, horizontal/vertical keystone and four-corner adjustment, setup of the X11-4K is effortless. The X11-4K comes with the company’s exclusive Cinema SuperColor+ technology, 125% Rec.709 color accuracy and enhanced HDR10 color and contrast ratios. Integrated Harmon Kardon speakers offer incredible sound, while multiple connectivity options, including HDMI 2.0/HDCP 1.4/2.2 and USB 2.0 Type A/Type C, ensure connection to multiple devices. Smart connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth audio In/Out, allows wireless screen mirroring and other flexible audio possibilities. “The X11-4K, the latest in the ViewSonic X-Series of smart 4K projectors, offers enhanced features and a smaller form factor to ensure an amazing home entertainment experience, The projector delivers amazing image reproduction, while the 5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi allows users to wirelessly share and stream content from other devices. With Bluetooth In/Out functionality, the X11-4K projector can be used as a stand-alone speaker. Harman Kardon speakers and stunning picture quality give users a truly immersive visual and audio experience.” -Mia Shen, Sr. Business Line Manager of Projectors at ViewSonic. X11-4K LED-based projector with native 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution at 2,400 LED lumens of brightness Embedded 5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi, Bluetooth In/Out; Built-in Harman Kardon speakers HDR content support, 125% Rec.709 color accuracy and exclusive Cinema SuperColor+ technology Connectivity options include: HDMI 2.0/HDCP 1.4/2.2, USB 2.0 Type A and Type C. Bluetooth Audio In/Out, 3.5mm Audio In/Out, HDMI ARC and RJ45. Available August 2022 for an estimated street price of $1,499.99 [USD] About ViewSonic Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard™ software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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BUSINESS

Praxis Cements Partnership with Gaming Software Giant, SoftSwiss

Praxis | August 19, 2022

Praxis is pleased to announce its latest partnership with the software development gaming giant, SOFTSWISS. As an omni-channel gateway provider, Praxis Tech's extensive portfolio of PSPs and unrivaled cashier promises to ensure extensive global scaling opportunities for SOFTSWISS. Thus opening the door to multiple new markets through payments.As an innovative developer of iGaming products for online casinos, sports betting and beyond, SOFTSWISS has a plethora of dynamic clients requiring bespoke payment services on a grand scale. In an effort to streamline the user-journey while increasing approval rates and revenue generation, SoftSwiss partnered with Praxis Tech; the logical choice. After the initial onboarding procedure, taking a mere 3 hours, SOFTSWISS was able to roll out Praxis Tech's solution to its 300+ clients, thereby giving access to a network of 510+ PSPs and over 1000 APMs, all accessible through Praxis' entirely customizable cashier. "we make every effort to ensure we're a reliable partner in every way. We're able to cater to SOFTSWISS' need for a fast turnaround time - especially when it comes to enabling PSPs at short notice and during off-peak hours. We pride ourselves on our personal service and are very much looking forward to continuing expanding our cooperation with the SOFTSWISS team." -Praxis' CSO, Natalie Agopian Vadim Drozd, Chief PSP Officer at SOFTSWISS explained that "Praxis' 24/7 support team assisted us at every stage of the setup and was open to our requests and needs. The whole process was transparent and convenient. He went on to say that "The Praxis team goes above and beyond when it comes to technical support. They are truly experienced advisers in the field of payment processing and that is very valuable for SOFTSWISS.

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BUSINESS,INDUSTRY MARKET

FS Announces Sponsorship of Insomnia Gaming Festival i69

FS | August 26, 2022

FS.COM, the high-speed communication solution provider for data centers, enterprises, and telecom networks, has announced that they will be the Insomnia Gaming Festival i69's key network solution sponsor from August 26th to 29th, to provide an ultra-fast gaming experience for gamers on site.Insomnia Gaming Festival is a celebration of all things gaming, including e-sports tournaments, BYOC, cosplay, VR, and much more, which attracts thousands of game enthusiasts approaching every year. This summer, the UK's biggest LAN party is to take place at the NEC Birmingham once again. With 2000+ gamers competing simultaneously and 3000+ people visiting Expo per day for the 4-day non-stop party, ensuring a stable and flawless network connection is critical. FS is honored to take the opportunity to deliver a high-performance network switching solution for this game event. FS has a broad portfolio of network switches ideal for a wide range of industries and segments, including S series enterprise switches and N series data center switches. S series switches are featured with comprehensive functions and gigabit Ethernet connectivity choices for a wide range of applications from large-scale campus network aggregations to small and medium-sized network cores. The N series switches offer 10/25/40/100/400 GbE multi-speed interfaces, support microsecond latency and zero packet loss, which can be used perfectly for high-performance network installation. FS networking switches, represented by FS N5860 series, S5860 series, and S3900 series switches, will bear the role of getting thousands of gamers online at the same time. Featuring average latency of less than 1μs and advanced functions such as PFC, ECN, and RoCE, FS switches enable peak performance with incredible network speeds and superior bandwidth during the event. The event network backbone is now entirely FS gear, Mathew Burnett, the Network Administrator of the Insomnia Gaming Festival i69 said. The end result is that we ran the best network we have ever been able to deliver and experienced no bottleneck for the 2000 gamers between them and the core." He believes the success of this event will benefit from the high performance and fast-speed FS networks bring to the whole party. "It's the first time that FS has announced a partnership in U.K. with a large gaming festival, We are confident that we will make it a success and serve clients well across gaming industries in the U.K. and other markets, as we have broad successful cases in gaming network field and a comprehensive portfolio of networking products." -Seth Qi, Technical Services Director of FS Since FS U.K. Office was set up in Birmingham in 2018, FS has continuously improved its network equipment and services for various industries in the U.K. market. Recently, a new U.K. warehouse is under construction, which is expected to bring more benefits to U.K. customers and clients. About FS.COM Inc. FS.COM Inc (www.fs.com) is a high-speed network product and solution provider for connecting and securing global data centers, enterprises, and telecom networks. FS is dedicated to fulfilling high-speed network product systems and tailoring project solutions for global tech companies with immediate services by developing its talents, labs, and local service center. Through continuous technology upgrades, professional end-to-end supply chain, and brand partnership with top vendors, FS services customers across 200 countries – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative solution portfolio.

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TECHNOLOGIES,BUSINESS

disguise Acquires Creative Studio Meptik to Accelerate Global Delivery of World-Class Immersive Productions

disguise | July 13, 2022

disguise, the market leader in extended reality (xR) technology, has acquired Atlanta-based immersive entertainment specialists Meptik, to empower the global deployment of trailblazing immersive productions, studios and installations delivered by Meptik and powered by disguiseWhile both companies will continue to operate as separate entities, disguise will be leveraging Meptik’s expertise to expand its global reach, helping creatives build the next generation of extended reality and metaverse experiences. Meptik’s teams will work with disguise to workshop new solutions, create product roadmaps and drive new standards in entertainment technology. Meptik specializes in creating dynamic virtual worlds that blow audiences away—and keeps them coming back. Their clients range from film studios to lifestyle brands, Fortune 500s, musical artists and more. Combining creative chops with technical skills, Meptik is always working behind the scenes to define what’s next for extended reality (xR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual production (VP). Led by Sarah Linebaugh and Nick Rivero, their team of experts deliver groundbreaking projects for filmmakers and broadcasters as well as remarkable corporate and immersive installations. xR technology unleashes storytelling potential by delivering photorealistic, three-dimensional, real-time graphics that immerse performers and audiences alike in a virtual world visible on set and in-camera. disguise’s market-leading extended reality (xR) workflow has, in the past two years alone, enabled over 600 xR productions in over 50 countries, powering live entertainment productions for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, film and episodic TV productions for Netflix and Amazon Prime, corporate presentations for Siemens and Verizon and live broadcast programs from Eurosport, MTV and ITV. With new disguise locations opening up around the world and a software interface available in multiple languages, disguise is accelerating the democratization of its xR workflow to meet the expanding appetite for xR, virtual production and virtual studios. As a rapidly growing global player in the events, media and entertainment space, disguise is well placed to support a similar growth trajectory for Meptik, bringing their creative and technical expertise to all. Customers can expect a Meptik team with the latest technology in their back pocket, and an ever-growing global team of experts to support them on their creative journey. Meptik will also use its unique combination of creative and technical expertise to aid disguise in its mission to empower game-changing virtual experiences at the intersection of physical and virtual worlds. “We have always prided ourselves on our ability to service both sides of the xR equation the creative and the technical—and we love creating dynamic virtual worlds that blow audiences away, Joining forces with disguise will enhance our ability to continue to serve our clients from start to finish while maintaining our down-to-earth spirit.” -Nick Rivero, Co-Founder of Meptik “Meptik has been a trusted partner of disguise for many years, growing to excel at bringing out the very best capability for disguise solutions. Given that we have both been, in the past two years, bringing extended reality and immersive entertainment to the world, this acquisition would expand on these efforts and lead the next era for extended reality and metaverse experiences,” says disguise CEO Fernando Küfer. About disguise disguise is the platform to imagine, create and deliver spectacular visual experiences. Its award-winning extended reality (xR) solution has powered over 600 immersive real-time productions across live entertainment for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, film and episodic TV productions for Netflix and Amazon Prime, corporate presentations for Siemens and Verizon, and live broadcast programs from Eurosport, MTV and ITV, in more than 50 countries. With an ever-increasing global partner network and working alongside the world’s most talented visual designers and technical teams in live events, TV broadcasts, films, concert touring, theatre, fixed installations and corporate and entertainment events, disguise is building the next generation of collaborative tools to help artists and technologists realize their vision. Recognized as one of the Financial Times’ top 1000 fastest growing businesses for 2021, disguise has recently announced new majority backing from investment firm Carlyle Group, with Epic Games taking a minority stake. About Meptik Meptik is your creative partner for building mind-blowing xR experiences from start to finish. From content creation through to technical workflow integration, Meptik’s experienced designers and xR specialists push the boundaries of what’s possible

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Players in the Entertainment, Media, and Communications (EMC) industry face the challenge of thriving in a digital world where consumers are hungrier than ever for content.The traditional EMC value chain is changing. It's becoming more complex and is no longer linear, but fluid and multidirectional. A new value chain means new opportunities.

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