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Optiv Security Brings Cybersecurity Innovation to Dallas-Fort Worth

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Doubles North Texas Footprint

Accelerates Ability to Help Clients Optimize, Integrate, Innovate and Operationalize Cybersecurity

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DallasOptiv Security, a security solutions integrator delivering end-to-end cybersecurity solutions across the globe, today announced the opening of its new Dallas Innovation and Fusion Center, a state-of-the-art, more than 14,000-square-foot facility located in the HALL Park complex in Frisco, Texas. The Center brings together a diverse team of cybersecurity experts – cyber digital and risk professionals, threat and innovation experts and others – working together with clients and industry partners to develop integrated, tailored and proactive cybersecurity solutions that address the speed of business change. Optiv’s investment in its new Innovation and Fusion Center doubles the company’s footprint in North Texas, and underscores Optiv’s commitment to helping global clients achieve success by optimizing, integrating, and operationalizing cybersecurity.

“The world continues to change and evolve at an accelerating pace, but the industry’s approach to cybersecurity has largely remained the same – a reactive approach where businesses respond to new external influences or requirements from the outside-in,” said Dan Burns, Optiv’s chief executive officer. “Our Dallas Innovation and Fusion Center accelerates our ability to provide businesses with a new approach that acknowledges and leverages the invention delivered by technology vendors, and then integrates and innovates how technology works together. Further enhanced with the innovation Optiv is developing, we are transforming the cybersecurity delivery and consumption model. This allows Optiv to reduce complexity and remove the symptoms that are roadblocks to business innovation. We are pleased to expand our capabilities in North Texas to better serve our clients and are looking forward to continuing our strategic investment in the region.”

Optiv’s new location features a state-of-the-art Advanced Fusion Center (AFC), an upgrade of the outdated security operations center (SOC) model. The AFC uses data analytics, machine learning, robotics, intelligence and automation capabilities – backed by skilled global cybersecurity experts. The AFC provides the foundation to deliver completely customizable solutions for each client based on the specific organization’s risk tolerance, business model, compliance requirements, and current technology investments.

“Optiv’s focus for the Center will be used to test, evaluate, and deliver new global cybersecurity solutions like our new Cyber-as-a-Service (CaaS™) offerings, it will also provide a global delivery center to grow cybersecurity talent and to provide integrated and innovative design services through workshops where Optiv global services experts work hand-in-hand with clients to design and build real-time custom solutions that address specific business problems and concerns,” said Chad Holmes, Optiv’s chief services and operations officer.

Holmes continued, “Optiv has also incorporated many of these innovations into our new Advanced Fusion Center and will continue to evolve our capabilities across all centers around the world. We are excited to empower locally based organizations and global clients with the ability to leverage the latest technology advances, giving them new choices relating to how they would like to consume cybersecurity services, and greater flexibility to manage their appropriate level of risk.”

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YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller Launches in the Middle East

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Award-winning chiller offers the widest-operating envelope to support the region’s climate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Johnson Controls is pleased to offer the YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller to its Middle East customers. The YZ delivers up to 35% annual energy savings, reduced maintenance costs and is optimized for ultimate performance with a low-GWP refrigerant. Cooling capacity ranges from 165 to 1350 tons (580 to 4747kW).

“With the launch of the YZ chiller, we are proud to deliver another industry-leading chiller to meet the demands of our Middle East customers,” said Claude Allain, VP and GM — Building, Technologies and Solutions, Middle East & Africa. “The extreme, dry climate of the region presents a variety of cooling challenges. Coupled with the success of magnetic bearings in the region, the operating map of YZ makes it an ideal choice for a variety of application needs in the Middle East.”

Since its initial launch in 2018, the YZ has made a significant global impact, capturing top honors in North America, China, Europe and Australia. The YZ chiller was named 2019 AHR Innovation Award winner in the Cooling category. The success of the chiller has already been seen in the Middle East, as the first YZ project has been sold in the region. Globally, this is the second largest YZ project.

The YZ is the first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a next generation refrigerant R-1233zd(E) with ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) of 1, chosen for its efficiency, safety, cost, non-flammability and availability.

The YZ chiller can deliver significant energy savings and lower operating costs by taking advantage of the off-design conditions where chillers operate 99 percent of the time. The YZ chiller operates with entering condenser water temperature as low as 4.5°C, providing enhanced performance over widest operating envelope in the industry. The YZ uses an optimized single stage design to provide industry-leading real-world energy efficiency.

The YZ chiller brings together groundbreaking YORK® innovations refined over decades of real-world use to create a revolution in chiller design and optimization. It represents a solution from the chiller experts, who like to think of the YZ chiller as tomorrow’s chiller, available today.


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At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 105,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers’ mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, York®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit, follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter

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Zozen Has Collaborated With Samsung Electronics Again to Provide SZS Series Gas-fired Boilers

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XI’AN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZOZEN recently cooperated with Samsung Electronics again to supply high-quality and efficient steam boilers, which would provide a strong guarantee for the constant temperature and humidity and ultra-clean environment for the semiconductor production workshop.

Samsung (China) Semiconductor Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, and it is also an important production base for Samsung Electronics in the field of semiconductor memory chips. As an electronics industry giant, Samsung Electronics has strict requirements for boiler systems. As early as 2012, ZOZEN achieved its first cooperation with Samsung Electronics and was awarded the Premium Supplier Prize. Based on previous pleasant cooperative experience, this time ZOZEN has been selected again as its boiler supplier for the second phase of Samsung Electronics’ memory chip project.

ZOZEN customized the system solution of SZS series gas-fired steam boiler for Samsung Electronics. Combined with an advanced low NOx burner, the large furnace of the boiler can ensure the full combustion of fuels, and make the emission of the boiler easy to be reduced below 30mg/Nm3; Meanwhile, the energy-saving devices equipped at the end of the boiler flue also effectively improve the boiler thermal efficiency over 98%, greatly reducing the operating cost.

In addition to technical advantages, ZOZEN also sets high standards on the boiler erection. At the construction site of the boiler room for Samsung (China) Semiconductor Co., Ltd., ZOZEN construction team meticulously arranged the boiler system wires and the network layout, helping Samsung Electronics successfully complete the project construction and acceptance.

From the design and manufacture of the boilers to the acceptance of the installation, ZOZEN always adheres to innovative research and development, aiming to create more economic and social benefits for Samsung Electronics and other global customers.


The annual production scale of Wuxi ZOZEN Boilers Co., Ltd. has exceeded 2,000 sets and 25,000 tons per hour since its establishment in 1988; ZOZEN has obtained PRC Grade A Manufacture License of Special Equipment, PRC Grade BRⅡManufacture License of Special Equipment, ASME “S” (Power Boilers) and “U” (Pressure Vessels) stamps and passed ISO9001:2000. In the electronics industry, ZOZEN has provides systematic solutions for Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and other well-known companies.



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ABS: Industry-Leading Study of $246m of Injury Claims Offers New Shipping Safety Insight

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HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABS, the American Club, and Lamar University are calling on industry to advance the cause of safety at sea with more comprehensive requirements for injury and near miss reporting.

The call follows an industry-wide project analyzing more than 12,000 injury records with a financial cost of $246m and a further 100,000 near miss reports from the ABS and Lamar Mariner Safety Research Initiative (MSRI) and nearly a decade of data from the American Club.

The research offers unprecedented insight into accidents at sea but inconsistent data along with a lack of consistency and comprehensiveness have led the project team to urge industry to adopt a comprehensive new standard for maritime injury reporting.

“Nothing is more important to ABS than the safety of the men and women working at sea. This project offers a deeper insight into how and where seafarers are being injured and highlights what industry can do to take our understanding of safety to the next level,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO.

The research reveals how injuries sustained while lifting or in slips, trips/falls are the most frequent at sea, with more than 1,300 in this study’s dataset. American Club data records these cost in excess of $85m for the period. The average cost per incident exceeds $65,000: lifting incidents averaged $48,000; falls and trips averaged $88,000; slips averaged $56,000. Looking at costs and anatomical locations, the two most costly body locations were the head and neck, averaging just over $100,000 followed by the back and torso at $66,000.

Joseph Hughes, the Shipowners Claims Bureau’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, “Shipping is currently navigating through a digital era in which asset owners are increasingly able to use the power of operational data to predict potential failures. As those capabilities grow, the industry would be well counselled to get ‘smarter’ about how it compiles and uses its safety data.”

“This industry, academic, and class partnership provided valuable insight into the impact of injuries across the maritime industry. This is another tool to provide better solutions to help prevent the occurrence of maritime injuries,” said Dr. Brian Craig, Lamar University, Dean of Engineering and Co-Director of the Mariner Safety Research Initiative.

A report summary is available here.

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