Simplify Your Comfort — Ambi Climate Accepting Pre-orders on 22nd July

HONG KONG, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ambi Climate, the delightfully simple add-on upgrade that simplifies your comfort and optimises your home’s air conditioning (“AC”), will be accepting pre-orders from 9am on 22nd July, as one of the inaugural projects on a new Asia focused crowdfunding platform launching that day.

Ambi Climate. Simplify your comfort.
Ambi Climate. Simplify your comfort.

Ambi Climate solves a problem that is familiar in many Asian households over 90% of households in the leading cities in Asia use ACs, yet many users find that their ACs do not adequately maintain their comfort. “Our online survey of 6 major Asian markets last year showed that over 70% of respondents identified with at least one comfort complaint caused by their AC, with the most common complaints being temperature related, such as finding the room too hot or too cold; or humidity related, such as condensation problems or finding things too humid,” explains Ambi Labs founder and CEO Julian Lee. These comfort challenges require effort on the user to solve, with some research participants remarking “[I am] looking forward to not having to touch the remote 5 times an hour” and “Crazy unpredictable weather. [It is] hard to really control [my] aircon based on my needs.”

“One goal of this crowdfunding campaign is to recruit more beta testers,” said Julian. “We already have over 100 beta testers signed up, mainly in Singapore and Hong Kong, and we wish to recruit users from other Asian countries to ensure our product meets the needs of consumers across the region. Our beta units are already in production and will ship in September. To make this reward especially attractive, we have priced these units at US$89, over 40% off our expected retail price of US$149 despite higher manufacturing costs for these early units. Backers who wish to support us, but who would prefer to wait for a more mature version, are encouraged to back our production reward tiers, which will ship in April 2015 and start at US$69 for the early bird promotion.”

For more details of our upcoming campaign, and to sign up for news of upcoming promotions and discounts ahead of the launch, visit: http://www.ambiclimate.com/campaign

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Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company receive Multiple Awards at 2014 Frost & Sullivan Philippines Excellence Awards

MANILA, Philippines, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan honored and recognized Philippine’s best at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Philippines Excellence Awards banquet held on Thursday, 17 July 2014 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila.

First founded in 2012, the Philippines Awards program began on showcasing outstanding IT and Telecommunications companies in the local market. This year, the Awards program expanded to also include other prominent companies in the Philippines from other sectors like Building, Energy, and Environment.

The 2014 Philippines Excellence Awards will recognize companies demonstrating best practices across various industries in the Philippine market. The objective of this awards program is to spur these industries forward by highlighting leading companies and individuals who inspire and influence the industry’s performance.

“We are pleased to celebrate local outstanding talents and their achievements at the annual awards in Philippines. We aim to highlight these local talents not only at a regional level but also internationally,” said Andrew Milroy, Vice President of ICT, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.

The 2014 Philippines Excellence Awards recipients were identified based on an in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan’s analysts. Companies are typically studied on their revenue growth, market share in a specific category and growth in market share, leadership in new product introduction and innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, as well as business and market strategy in order to identify best practices.

For more details on the 2014 Philippines Excellence Awards log-in to http://frost-apac.com/philippinesawards/.

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2014 Frost & Sullivan Philippines Excellence Awards Recipients

Category

Award Recipient

ENERGY

2014 Philippines Solar Photovoltaic System Integrator of the Year

SAN CARLOS SOLAR ENERGY, INC

2014 Philippines Distribution Transformers Market Leadership Award

FIRST PHILEC MANUFACTURING

ENVIRONMENT

2014 Philippines Industrial Waste Management Company of the Year

INTEGRATED RECYCLING INDUSTRIES PHILIPPINES, INC

2014 Philippines Facilities Management Company of the Year

CENTURY PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT, INC

2014 Philippines Industrial Water Technology Company of the Year

VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS

BUILDING

2014 Philippines Builder of the Year

AYALA LAND, INC

ICT

2014 Philippines Unified Communications System Integrator of the Year

TRENDS & TECHNOLOGIES INC

2014 Philippines Contact Centre Outsourcing Growth Excellence Leadership Award

TRANSCOM WORLDWIDE PHILIPPINES, INC

2014 Philippines Contact Centre Outsourcing Competitive Strategy and Innovation Award

AEGIS LIMITED

2014 Philippines Contact Centre Outsourcing Customer Value Enhancement Award

SITEL

2014 Philippines Contact Center Applications Vendor of the Year

AVAYA

2014 Philippines Contact Center Applications System Integrator of the Year

DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC

2014 Philippines Hosted Contact Center Service Provider of the Year

PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY

2014 Philippines Data Center Service Provider of the Year

ePLDT

2014 Philippines Infrastructure as a Service Provider of the Year

GLOBE TELECOM

2014 Philippines Broadband Service Provider of the Year

PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY

2014 Philippines Mobile Service Provider of the Year

GLOBE TELECOM

2014 Philippines Telecom Service Provider of the Year

PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY