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Absen tops Chinese management league

LED display specialist, Absen, has been announced as one of China’s Best Managed Compa- nies as part of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies (BMC) programme. The company demonstrated excellent busi- ness management and was rec- ognised at the gala dinner of the inaugural BMC Awards in China on 21 March 2019. The BMC programme is a global initiative to identify and recognise private companies with advanced management ideas and excellent business performance. Since its launch in Canada in 1993, the pro- gramme has been introduced to many countries including Ireland, the Netherlands, Bel- gium, Turkey, Mexico, Chile and more. China’s BMC programme was initiated in August 2018 by Deloitte China in coopera- tion with Bank of Singapore, the Business School of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Harvard Business Review and the Federation of Shenzhen Commerce. Absen was named as one the 23 China’s best managed com- panies, who were selected from over 80 candidates in different industries around the country for the very first time. Compa- nies including Skyworth, BBK Electronics, Mindray Medical International and New Oriental Education & Technology Group were also on the list.

Commenting on the Award, CFO of Absen, Chelsea Huang said: “The BMC Awards exam- ines every facet of an organisa- tion and we are very proud that Absen fulfils all of the require- ments. This prestigious award is a fantastic recognition for the overall success of Absen, based on the clear strategic direction and organisational structure, outstanding financial perfor- mance, strong risk management ability and inspiring corporate culture. This award will boost our confidence in continuing to improve our business manage- ment as well as our products and services.”

A judging panel consisting of over 40 experts from Deloitte and Bank of Singapore con- ducted a detailed qualification and judging process that eval- uates the entire management team and business strategy at a broad range of criteria un- der the headings of strategy, capability, commitment and financial performance. Ab- sen impressed the panel with “management excellence” and was recognised one of the best managed companies thanks to its "industry leadership, global thinking, long-term strategy, in- novative development” and fo- cus on its staff, after six months of rigorous reviews, interviews and specialist research.

Exertis welcomes Joan

Exertis has announced a UK distribution agreement with Vi- sonect for Joan, its award-win- ning digital display and meeting room booking system for easy scheduling of office spaces and meeting rooms. Greg Bennett, Exertis Pro AV Solutions, Head of Solutions said:

“Joan is an easy-to-use system that helps companies to better organise and reserve meeting spaces and huddle rooms. It provides a simple, power-effi- cient and affordable way to dis- play when a room is occupied or vacant, eliminating unnecessary interruptions and enabling you to book meetings on the spot if the room is free. Joan will pro- vide our resellers with an addi- tional option to provide a com- plete solution when kitting out meeting rooms.”

Absen was recognised by Deloittemas as demonstrating excellent business management at the gala dinner of the inaugural BMC Awards in China on 21 March 2019. Pictured here, Chelsea Huang, CFO of Absen, is collecting the Award.

Described as “ideal for the cor- porate, education and govern- ment markets”, Joan solutions seamlessly integrate with a vari- ety of existing calendar and Wi- Fi networks to improve the way people use meeting and office spaces with a real-time schedule to show room availability. Users can search for available meeting rooms and book meetings from a single user-friendly interface. No drilling and no wiring are need- ed to install Joan. The digital display can be customised and branded with company images. In addition, with Joan analytics, companies can make informed decisions on meeting room us- age to utilise space better, re- duce estate costs and enhance productivity. “AV and IT play a major role in ensuring that people can work to the best of their ability. The workplace has undergone a transformation, in which the use of these functionalities should be intuitive, frictionless and scalable. Organisations want to ensure ROI on their meeting room investment, whilst provid- ing effective and efficient use of it. Their employees want a us- er-friendly way to book and use these rooms and office spaces. Joan is supporting this by of- fering a meeting room booking solution for easy scheduling of office spaces and meeting rooms. Our approach is to create simple, easy-to-use, easy-to-in- stall products and solutions with an outstanding

design,” said

Lex de Grijs, Director Western Europe for Joan. “We are delighted to be part- nering with Exertis in the UK & Ireland. Their specialist Pro AV Solutions division works with both AV specialists and IT re- sellers that are providing more productive workplaces for com- panies. Progressive companies are at the forefront of the next- gen work space and are taking advantage of the changes: better working conditions, less stress, better meetings, optimized costs, better utilisation of work- place assets, and much more. Joan saves organisations count- less lost hours and frustrations by providing a room booking sys- tem that looks professional yet is easy to install and use. The aver- age IT and AV investment in the office and meeting room space is significant. Joan enables organ- isations to generate ROI on this meeting room investment and supports effective and efficient use of it. Users experience Joan as an intuitive, user friendly way to book these assets,” added de Grijs.

Suitable for all sectors rang- ing from corporate to education and government, Joan provides an easy solution that seamlessly integrates with all the major ex- isting calendar applications* via Wi-Fi, improving the way people use meeting spaces with a re- al-time schedule to show room availability. The wide variety of additional

integrations offer a

wealth of additional functionality and use cases.

* Joan supports G Suite (Goo- gle Apps, Google Calendar), Of- fice 365, Microsoft Exchange 2010+ (Outlook), iCalendar (.ics) or CollegeNET 25Live.

... and adds Intevi to its portfolio

Exertis has announced a dis- tribution agreement with Intevi Ltd to provide resellers with its market leading digital media solutions through its specialist Exertis Pro AV Solutions divi- sion. Intevi Ltd offers a range of market leading, digital sig- nage, digital communication and IPTV solutions with the metrics and analytics to sup-

tomers.” Each display device in the In-

tevi IDT system can be unique- ly controlled and system ac- tions can be applied across a group of screens. Through the convergence of IPTV and Dig- ital Signage, content distribu- tion can be optimised, combin- ing digital media channels and branded content to elevate and

Intevi solutions are applicable across a wide range of vertical mar- kets such as hospitality, retail, corporate, transportation and stadia.

port the return on investment. Greg Bennett, Exertis Pro AV Solutions, Head of Solutions, said “With Intevi, customers can create engaging content to efficiently communicate messaging. Its IDT range is designed to be simple to use with features that help organ- isations to deliver digital video streams and managed content over an IP network to digital media displays and PCs. It’s a great addition to our portfolio, fitting perfectly with our strat- egy of providing end-to-end solutions for our resellers to meet the needs of their cus-

personalise displays, as well as a range of plug-in widgets (e.g. weather, transportation, news and sport). Adam Wilson,

Director and

Co-Founder, Intevi Ltd said “This is an exciting opportunity for Intevi. Working with Exer- tis will allow us to extend our global reach, growing the Intevi brand across European mar- kets. We chose to partner with Exertis as they have an excel- lent skillset in both IT and AV which nicely complements the Intevi solutions.”

Exertis has announced a UK distribution agreement with Vi- sonect for Joan, its award-win- ning digital display and meeting room booking system.

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