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Press ReleaseNokia commercializes next-generation 5G Cloud RAN Nokia’s 5G Airscale Cloud RAN solution helps operators to generate revenue from 5G services, enable flexible end-to-end network slicing and meet IoT technology and business requirements.Announcement follows a series of successful customer trials, including end-to-end 5G data calls over sub-6GHz frequency bands, with fully cloudified base station.23 June 2020Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that its next-generation 5G AirScale Cloud RAN solution based on vRAN2.0 will be commercially available this year with general availability expected in 2021, following a series of successful trials. Nokia’s first-generation 5G AirScale Cloud RAN based on vRAN1.0, which has a virtualized Central Unit (vCU), has been in commercial operation on a mmWave network in the U.S. since early 2019. Nokia’s new vRAN2.0 solution introduces a virtualized Distributed Unit (vDU) as well as a Fronthaul Gateway. The result is a fully cloudified and disaggregated 5G base station that provides scalability, low latency, high performance and capacity, as well as several network architecture options, to meet ever-increasing market demands. The solution helps operators to generate revenue from new 5G services as well as to enable flexible end-to-end network slicing, meet IoT requirements and bring the overall benefits of cloud computing to Radio Access Networks (RAN).The first Nokia 5G AirScale Cloud RAN solution with a vCU in vRAN1.0 configuration was taken into large-scale commercial use in the U.S. in 2019. Since then, Nokia has evolved the solution to vRAN2.0 configuration with a Distributed Unit (DU) running on General Purpose Processor (x86)-based computing with hardware acceleration in Layer 1 (L1).Nokia has now successfully completed end-to-end 5G data calls in a full end-to-end system consisting of Nokia Cloud Packet Core, Nokia 5G AirScale Cloud RAN in vRAN2.0 configuration with full baseband in Cloud, Nokia Fronthaul Gateway, and a commercial 5G device. Both real-time and non-real-time sensitive baseband computing across vDU and vCU ran in x86-based Nokia AirFrame Open Edge Servers and Nokia AirFrame Rackmount Servers. Standard off-the-shelf Intel Vista Creek hardware acceleration was used for specific parts of the real-time sensitive L1 computing in the vDU. This helps to boost the performance even further without impacting the fully cloud-based implementation. Since 2018, Nokia Bell Labs has been working on the potential of using Graphics Processing Units for hardware acceleration, and Nokia expects these ‘vRAN3.0’ solutions to become mature in 2022.Nokia’s 5G AirScale Cloud RAN solution is also specifically designed to reuse the existing network assets. For example, Nokia’s Fronthaul Gateway solution offers an evolution path for operators to upgrade existing CPRI-based radios to eCPRI-based AirScale 5G Cloud RAN. It can run as a standalone unit or fully integrated with the vDU on an optimized Nokia AirFrame Open Edge Server, which is the first x86-based product in the world built and tailored for edge cloud and far edge cloud deployments of Cloud RAN.The 5G AirScale Cloud RAN solution supports all architecture options, offering mobile and converged operators with a choice of RAN deployments: vDU and vCU can be co-located at a central or regional edge cloud; the vDU can be decentralized to an edge or far edge cloud, or the vDU can be located even at the cell site. Such flexibility is of paramount importance due to varying topologies and transport network needs even within the same network. Nokia’s 5G AirScale Cloud RAN software runs both on top of Nokia CloudBand and third party cloud infrastructure software stacks to provide maximum flexibility.With the vDU moving closer to the edge, 5G AirScale Cloud RAN enables operators to make full use of the low-latency capabilities of 5G and enables services that benefit from such low latency and ultra-reliability, such as IoT applications. It also supports Nokia’s end-to-end network slicing, from RAN across transport to Core.With a fully cloudified vCU and vDU, Nokia 5G AirScale Cloud RAN brings the overall benefits of cloud computing familiar from IT and Core networks to RAN: pooling, scalability, elasticity, agility, uniformity, and automation. Operators can also deploy other network functions and services at the edge, on top of the Cloud RAN deployment. For example, this can be used for Mobile or Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) implementations that benefit from the proximity of content and processing close to the point of use.Nokia 5G AirScale Cloud RAN has been architected for Open RAN (O-RAN), splitting the base station into Radio Unit (RU), Distributed Unit (DU), Radio Access Point (RAP, a combination of RU and DU), Centralized Unit (CU), and O-RAN compliant interfaces between these elements. It also includes the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) concept to take advantage of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to optimize the radio and system performance.Ed Gubbins, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, said: “Cloud RAN has the potential to fundamentally transform mobile networks, making them more agile and dynamic and allowing operators to be more nimble in activating new services and revenue streams. Nokia has been more proactive and consistent in driving Cloud RAN technology than its peers, and the launch of its fully cloudified 5G AirScale Cloud RAN solution is only the latest example of its commitment.”Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: “The next-generation Nokia 5G AirScale Cloud RAN is a true innovation that will transform mobile networks and provide operators with the flexibility they need to meet the customer demands in the evolving 5G era. Its flexible architecture offers speed, coverage, capacity and low latency as well as the opportunity to generate revenues immediately.”Resources:Video: AirScale Cloud RAN for the lowest latenciesWhite paper: 5G immersive service opportunities with edge cloud & Cloud RANWebpage: Nokia AirScale Cloud RANWebpage : Nokia AirFrame Open Edge ServerWebpage: Nokia AirFrame Fronthaul GatewayAbout Nokia
We create the technology to connect the world. Only Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. With our commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we are a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks.
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Other unknown or unpredictable factors or underlying assumptions subsequently proven to be incorrect could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.Riskit ja tulevaisuutta koskevat lausumat
Nokiaan ja sen liiketoimintoihin liittyy erilaisia riskejä ja epävarmuustekijöitä, ja tietyt tässä esitetyt lausumat, jotka eivät koske jo toteutuneita seikkoja, ovat tulevaisuutta koskevia lausumia. Nämä tulevaisuutta koskevat lausumat heijastavat Nokian tämänhetkisiä odotuksia ja näkemyksiä tulevaisuudesta. Näitä ovat esimerkiksi: A) odotukset, suunnitelmat tai hyödyt, jotka liittyvät strategioihimme, kasvun hallintaan ja liiketoimintamme operatiivisiin tunnuslukuihin; B) odotukset, suunnitelmat tai hyödyt, jotka liittyvät liiketoimintojemme tulevaan tulokseen ja odotettavissa oleviin osinkoihin, sisältäen niiden ajoituksen ja laadulliset ja määrälliset rajat; C) odotukset ja tavoitteet, jotka koskevat tuloskehitystä, rahavirtaa, tulosta, saatavien ajoitusta, liiketoiminnan kuluja, veroja, valuuttakursseja, suojauksia, kustannussäästöjä, tuotekustannusten alentumista ja kilpailukykyä sekä liiketoiminnan tulosta, mukaan lukien tavoitellut synergiat, kaupallisen johtamisen parannukset ja tavoitteet, jotka koskevat markkinaosuuksia, hintoja, liikevaihtoa ja katteita; D) odotukset, suunnitelmat tai hyödyt, jotka liittyvät muutoksiin toiminnallisessa rakenteessamme ja toimintamallissamme; E) odotukset koskien markkinoillamme tapahtuvaa kilpailua, markkinoiden kehittymistä, yleistä taloudellista tilannetta ja rakenteellisia ja oikeudellisia muutoksia maailmanlaajuisesti sekä kansallisilla että alueellisilla markkinoilla, kuten Kiinassa; F) kykymme integroida hankitut liiketoiminnat toimintoihimme sekä toteuttaa liiketoimintasuunnitelmat ja saavuttaa tavoitellut hyödyt, mukaan lukien tavoitellut synergiaedut, kustannussäästöt ja tehokkuustavoitteet; G) odotukset, suunnitelmat tai hyödyt, jotka liittyvät mahdollisiin tuleviin yhteistyömahdollisuuksiin, yhteistyösopimuksiin, patenttilisenssisopimuksiin tai välimiesmenettelyihin, mukaan lukien tulo, joka tultaisiin saamaan yhteistyöstä, kumppanuudesta, sopimuksesta tai välimiesmenettelyn nojalla; H) tuotteidemme ja palveluidemme toimitusten ajoitus, mukaan lukien lyhyen ja pitkän aikavälin odotukset 5G palveluiden tuomisesta markkinoille, kykymme hyötyä siitä ja siihen liittyvät investointitarpeet, sekä yleisesti ottaen 5G-ekosysteemin valmius; I) oletukset ja tavoitteet, jotka koskevat yhteistyö- ja kumppanuusjärjestelyitä, yhteisyrityksiä tai niiden perustamisia ja niihin liittyvät hallinnolliset, oikeudelliset, viranomais- ja muut ehdot, sekä odotettu asiakaskuntamme; J) vireillä olevien ja mahdollisesti tulevien oikeudenkäyntien, välimiesmenettelyiden, riita-asioiden, hallinnollisten menettelyjen ja viranomaistutkimusten lopputulokset; K) oletukset, jotka koskevat uudelleenjärjestelyitä, investointeja, pääomarakenteen optimointitavoitteita, yritysjärjestelyistä saatavien tuottojen käyttöä, yrityskauppoja ja divestointeja, ja kykymme saavuttaa uudelleenjärjestelyjen, investointien, pääomarakenteen optimointitavoitteiden, divestointien ja yrityskauppojen yhteydessä asetetut taloudelliset ja toiminnalliset tavoitteet, mukaan lukien nykyinen kustannussäästöohjelmamme; L) odotuksemme, suunnitelmamme tai hyötymme, jotka liittyvät pääomakuluihin, tukitoimintojen kulujen alentamiseen, tilapäisiin lisäkustannuksiin tai muihin T&K kuluihin uusien ohjelmistojen ja muiden tuotteiden kehittämiseksi ja tuomiseksi markkinoille, mukaan lukien 5G ja lisääntynyt digitalisaatio; M) odotukset liittyen asiakkaidemme tulevaisuuden käyttöomaisuusinvestointien rajoitteisiin ja kykyymme vastata asiakkaiden odotuksiin; N) lausumat, jotka sisältävät tai joita edeltävät “uskoa”, “odottaa”, ”odotukset”, ”yhdenmukainen”, ”toimittaa”, ”ylläpitää”, ”vahvistaa”, “tavoitella”, “arvioida”,  “suunnitella”, “aikoa”, ”oletus”, “keskittyä”, “jatkaa”,  “pitäisi”,  “tulee” tai muut vastaavat ilmaisut. Näihin tulevaisuutta koskeviin lausumiin liittyy useita riskejä ja epävarmuustekijöitä, joista useat ovat meidän vaikutusvaltamme ulkopuolella, mikä voi johtaa siihen, että varsinaiset tuloksemme eroavat merkittävästi näistä lausumista. Tällaiset lausumat perustuvat johdon parhaaseen arvioon ja käsitykseen niiden tietojen valossa, jotka sillä on kyseisellä hetkellä ollut saatavilla. Tulevaisuutta koskevat lausumamme ovat vain ennusteita, jotka perustuvat tämänhetkisiin odotuksiimme ja näkemyksiimme tulevaisuuden tapahtumista ja kehityksestä ja niihin liittyy erilaisia riskejä ja epävarmuustekijöitä, joita on vaikeaa ennustaa, koska ne liittyvät tulevaisuuden tapahtumiin ja olosuhteisiin. Tekijöitä, mukaan lukien riskejä ja epävarmuustekijöitä, jotka saattavat aiheuttaa tällaisia poikkeamia, voivat olla esimerkiksi: 1) strategiamme on alttiina erilaisille riskeille ja epävarmuuksille ja on mahdollista, että emme välttämättä onnistu toteuttamaan menestyksekkäästi strategisia suunnitelmiamme, ylläpitämään tai parantamaan liiketoimintojemme operatiivista ja taloudellista tulosta, tunnistamaan oikein tai tavoittelemaan menestyksekkäästi liiketoimintamahdollisuuksia tai muuten kasvattamaan liiketoimintaamme; 2) yleinen taloustilanne, markkinaolosuhteet, yleinen kansanterveydellinen tilanne (mukaan lukien sen vaikutus toimitusketjuumme) ja muu kehitys maissa joissa toimimme, mukaan lukien 5G:n käyttöönoton aikataulu ja kykymme  hyötyä siitä menestyksekkäästi; 3) kilpailu sekä kykymme panostaa tehokkaasti ja kannattavasti olemassa oleviin ja uusiin korkealaatuisiin tuotteisiin, palveluihin, uudistuksiin ja teknologioihin sekä tuoda näitä markkinoille oikea-aikaisesti; 4) riippuvuutemme toimialojemme kehityksestä, mukaan lukien informaatioteknologia- ja televiestintäalojen syklisyys ja vaihtelu ja meidän potentiaalimme ja panostuksemme tutkimus- ja kehitystyön saralla; 5) riippuvuutemme rajallisesta asiakasmäärästä ja laajoista monivuotisista sopimuksista, sekä asiakkaisiimme vaikuttavat ulkoiset tapahtumat mukaan lukien fuusiot ja yrityskaupat; 6) kykymme säilyttää olemassa olevat aineettomaan omaisuuteemme liittyvät tulonlähteemme, mukaan lukien lisensoinnin avulla, luoda uusia tulonlähteitä ja suojata aineetonta omaisuuttamme loukkauksilta; 7) kykymme hallita ja parantaa taloudellista ja toiminnallista suoritus- ja kilpailukykyämme sekä saavuttaa kustannussäästöjä ja synergiaetuja yleisesti, odotukset ja ajoitus liikevaihtomme kirjaamisessa ja kykymme toteuttaa tehokkaasti muutoksia toiminnallisessa rakenteessamme ja toimintamallissamme; 8) globaali liiketoimintamme ja altistumisemme lainsäädäntöön liittyvälle, poliittiselle tai muulle kehitykselle eri maissa tai alueilla, myös kehittyvillä markkinoilla, sekä muun muassa verotukseen ja valuuttasääntelyyn liittyville riskeille; 9) kykymme saavuttaa hankituista liiketoiminnoista odotetut hyödyt, synergiaedut, kustannussäästöt ja tehokkuustavoitteet; 10) valuuttakurssien vaihtelut sekä suojaustoimenpiteet; 11) kykymme saavuttaa onnistuneesti odotukset, suunnitelmat tai hyödyt, jotka liittyvät mahdollisiin tuleviin yhteistyömahdollisuuksiin, yhteistyösopimuksiin, patenttilisenssisopimuksiin tai välimiesmenettelyihin, mukaan lukien tulo, joka tultaisiin saamaan yhteistyöstä, kumppanuudesta, sopimuksesta tai välimiesmenettelyn nojalla; 12) Nokia Technologiesin kyky suojata immateriaalioikeuksiaan ja ylläpitää sekä luoda uusia patentti-, tavaramerkki- ja teknologialisensointitulolähteitä ja IPR-liitännäisiä tuloja erityisesti älypuhelinmarkkinoilla, jotka eivät välttämättä toteudu suunnitelmien mukaisesti; 13) riippuvuutemme immateriaalioikeuksilla suojatuista teknologioista, mukaan lukien itse kehittämämme ja meille lisensoidut teknologiat, sekä immateriaalioikeuksiin liittyvien oikeudellisten vaatimusten, lisensointikustannusten ja käyttörajoitusten riskit; 14) altistumisemme suoralle ja epäsuoralle sääntelylle ja talous- tai kauppapolitiikalle, sekä käyttämiemme prosessien luotettavuus liiketoimintamme tai yhteisyritystemme hallinnossa, sisäisessä valvonnassa ja säädösten noudattamisen varmistamisessa estääksemme oikeudellisia seuraamuksia; 15) tukeutumisemme kolmansien osapuolten ratkaisuihin tietojen tallennuksessa ja palvelujen jakelussa, mikä altistaa meidät tietoturva-, sääntely- ja kyberturvallisuusriskeille; 16) tietoteknisten järjestelmien tehottomuus, tietoturvaloukkaukset, toimintahäiriöt tai -katkokset, sekä asiakkaidemme tietoturvaan liittyvät huolet; 17) altistumisemme erilaisille sääntökehyksille, jotka sääntelevät korruptiota, petosrikoksia, kauppapolitiikkaa ja muita riskialueita, sekä mahdollisesti sakkoihin, seuraamuksiin tai pakotteisiin johtaviin menettelyihin tai tutkimuksiin; 18) asiakasrahoituksen epäsuotuisa kehitys tai pidennetyt maksuehdot, joita tarjoamme asiakkaillemme; 19) mahdolliset eri lainkäyttöalueilla kohdattavat monitahoiset veroihin liittyvät seikat sekä verokiistat ja -velvoitteet, joiden perusteella meille voidaan määrätä maksettavaksi lisää veroja; 20) kykymme hyödyntää laskennallisia verosaamisia muun muassa todellisen tai oletetun tuloksemme perusteella; 21) kykymme sitouttaa, kannustaa, kehittää ja rekrytoida osaavia työntekijöitä; 22) häiriöt valmistus-, palvelutuotanto-, toimitus-, logistiikka- ja toimitusketjuprosesseissamme sekä maantieteellisesti keskittyneisiin tuotantolaitoksiimme liittyvät riskit; 23) liiketoimintaamme liittyvien oikeudenkäyntien, välimiesmenettelyjen, sopimusriitojen tai tuotevastuita koskevien väitteiden vaikutus; 24) kykymme palauttaa luottoluokituksemme investment grade -tasolle tai säilyttää luottoluokituksemme; 25) kykymme saavuttaa yritysjärjestelyistä odotetut hyödyt tai toteuttaa yritysjärjestelyt onnistuneesti, sekä niihin liittyvät odottamattomat vastuut; 26) osallistumisemme yhteisyrityksiin ja yhteisessä hallinnassa oleviin yhtiöihin; 27) liikearvomme kirjanpitoarvo saattaa olla kerrytettävissä olevia rahamääriä matalampi; 28) osakkeenomistajille kultakin tilikaudelta jaettavien osinkojen ja pääomanpalautusten määrän epävarmuus; 29) eläkekustannukset, työntekijärahastoihin liittyvä kustannukset, ja terveydenhuoltokustannukset; 30) kykymme onnistuneesti purkaa tilauskantaa ja hyötyä siitä taloudellisesti; ja kykymme jatkaa myyntihankkeiden muuttamista liikevaihdoksi; 31) merenalaiseen infrastruktuuriin liittyvät riskit; 32) COVID-19 -viruksen vaikutus maailmantalouteen ja rahoitusmarkkinoihin sekä asiakkaisiimme, tuotantoketjuumme, tuotekehitykseemme, palvelutarjontaamme, muuhun toimintaamme ja rahoitus-, vero-, eläke- ja muihin omaisuuseriimme, sekä ne riskitekijät, jotka mainitaan Nokian 5.3.2020 julkaisemassa Yhdysvaltojen arvopaperisäännösten mukaisessa vuosikertomuksessa (Form 20-F) otsikon “Operating and financial review and prospects – Risk factors” alla, täydennettynä 30.4.2020 julkaistulla tiedotteella (Form 6-K) otsikon ”Risk Factors” alla, sekä muissa Yhdysvaltain arvopaperiviranomaiselle (US Securities and Exchange Commission) jätetyissä asiakirjoissa. Muut tuntemattomat tai odottamattomat tekijät tai vääriksi osoittautuvat oletukset voivat aiheuttaa todellisten tulosten olennaisen poikkeamisen tulevaisuutta koskevissa lausumissa esitetyistä odotuksista. Nokia ei sitoudu julkisesti päivittämään tai muuttamaan tulevaisuutta koskevia lausumia uuden tiedon, tulevaisuuden tapahtumien tai muun syyn johdosta, paitsi siltä osin kuin sillä on siihen lainmukainen velvollisuus.

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The Global Autonomous Vessels Market is expected to grow from USD 13,769.50 Million in 2019 to USD 21,784.01 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.94%

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New York, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Autonomous Vessels Market Research Report by Fit, by Type, by Automataion, by Solution, by Users – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913503/?utm_source=GNW
On the basis of Fit, the Autonomous Vessels Market is studied across Line Fit and Retrofit.
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CORRECTION – OMNIQ’s Artificial Intelligence-Based Quest Shield™ Solution Selected by the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore

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SALT LAKE CITY, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a release issued under the same headline on June 1, 2020 by OMNIQ, Inc. (OTCQB:OMQS), please be advised that the second paragraph as originally issued contained certain inaccuracies, not related to financial results or projections, which have been corrected below.Quest Shield™ security package provides a  proactive ground-breaking cloud-based solution for crime prevention on campuses and in schools using  automatic Machine Vision detection and identification of vehicles by license plate, make and color via an AI-based  identification algorithm
Real-time alert and notification to law enforcement authorities to actively prevent potential tragediesTechnology developed in Israel, previously deployed with success in sensitive security zones in the U.S., Middle East and elsewhereAddressing Covid-19 concerns, students will be equipped with a contactless, readable ID tag verifying pre-screened temperature test clearanceTalmudical Academy in Baltimore has over 1,000 students and is part of the Chofetz Haim educational chain with more than 35 locations in the U.S., Canada and IsraelOMNIQ, Inc. (OTCQB:OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or “the Company”), announces that it has been selected to deploy its Quest Shield™ campus safety solution at the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore in Maryland.The Quest Shield™ security package uses the Company’s AI-based SeeCube technology platform, a ground-breaking cloud-based/on-premise security solution for Safe Campus/School applications. The platform provides unique AI-based computer vision technology and software to gather real-time vehicle data, enabling the Quest Shield™ to identify and record images of approaching vehicles including color, make and license plate information. The license plate is then compared against the school’s internal watch list to provide immediate notifications of unauthorized vehicles to security and administrative personnel. In addition to providing a vehicle identification and recognition solution to the Talmudical Academy, the Quest Shield™ comprehensive security platform addresses other security concerns including controlling access to the buildings and visitor management as well as the ability to pre-register guests for school activities. Additionally, as part of COVID-19 mitigation, parents in Maryland will be asked to take and record their child’s temperature each day before they leave for school. Quest Shield™ will automate this process, by providing parents an online form where they may record the temperature. All Talmud Academy students will be equipped with an ID tag that will have a QR code that can be read with a barcode scanner. As students enter campus, faculty equipped with Quest handheld scanners will read the barcode to confirm that the student’s temperature has been taken that day; if the form has not been filled in, faculty will check temperatures before allowing students inside.    Shai Lustgarten, CEO of OMNIQ, commented: “It is our privilege to work with the Talmudical Academy to provide our solution to enhance safety at their Baltimore campus. Quest Shield™ is an extension of the homeland security solution we designed for the Israeli authorities to fight terrorism and save lives.”Rabbi Yaacov Cohen, Executive Director, Talmudical Academy of Baltimore, commented: “Concern about campus safety and the safety of our students and faculty drove the Talmudical Academy to seek ways to implement new strategies aimed at preventing crimes and violence that may be committed on the school grounds. The unfortunate reality today is that situations we could never imagine just a few years ago are happening now with increasing regularity. Most security systems that are currently being deployed on other campuses are good at recording events subsequent to crimes being committed. With Quest Shield™, we have an opportunity to alert personnel and Law Enforcement ahead of any sign of violence.”Mr. Lustgarten added: “The Quest Shield™ has been tailored to provide a proactive solution to improve security and safety in schools and on campuses as well as community centers and places of worship in the U.S. that have unfortunately become a target for ruthless attacks. We’re pleased to work with a forward-thinking organization like the Talmudical Academy, it is gratifying that the Academy selected the Quest Shield™ platform to strengthen its security precautions.”“Additionally, many schools and communities are expressing concern around children returning to school in the fall due to COVID-19. With that in mind, Talmudical Academy will also employ the Quest Shield™ to provide an automated screening process to confirm that students have had their temperatures checked, per Maryland regulation, upon their arrival on campus and prior to them entering the school facilities.”Mr. Lustgarten concluded, “We are proud to be able to improve student safety in the U.S., as well as in other vulnerable communities. Quest Shield™ has previously been implemented by a pre-K through Grade 12 school in Florida and at a Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City. We look forward to working closely with the Academy and other institutions to promote the health and safety of students, faculty and support personnel.”About OMNIQ, Corp.
OMNIQ Corp. (OMQS) provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.
OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals.  Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.
The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. Information about Forward-Looking Statements
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This release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. The words “anticipate”, “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “can,” “believe,” “potential” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products particularly during the current health crisis, the introduction of new products, the Company’s ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of the Company’s liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, the Company’s ability to manage credit and debt structures from vendors, debt holders and secured lenders, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate its acquisitions, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in OMNIQ Corp.’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include, among others, statements regarding revenue growth, driving sales, operational and financial initiatives, cost reduction and profitability, and simplification of operations. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting OMNIQ Corp., please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at http://www.sec.gov. OMNIQ Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.Investor Contact:
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U.S. Dairy Delivers Sustainable Ingredient Solutions + Global Product Inspirations

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Arlington, VA, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The versatility and functionality of U.S. dairy ingredients will be on display, virtually, at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual expo, being held next week. At a pre-IFT special access webinar held July 7, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)’s leadership shed light on the U.S. dairy industry’s ambitious sustainability goals for 2050, announced upcoming scientific sessions and previewed exciting technical and innovation resources for IFT attendees to learn how U.S. Dairy delivers on consumer demand for global taste adventures, balanced nutrition and sustainable food production.Education around the industry’s sustainability efforts is a key component of USDEC’s virtual IFT presence this year, as it aims to shine a light on the aggressive new environmental stewardship goals set this spring which include becoming carbon neutral or better by 2050 in addition to optimizing water usage and improving water quality. These goals build on a decades-long commitment to producing nutritious dairy foods that can feed a growing global population in the most economically viable and socially responsible way. They align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically those focused on food security, human health and responsible stewardship of natural resources, including animals.“We want to be the source of choice when you think about a partner who can not only help nourish people, but also the planet,” said Krysta Harden, Executive Vice President of Global Environmental Strategy for Dairy Management Inc. and Interim Chief Operating Officer at USDEC, during the webinar. “Collectively passing new and aggressive goals is just one way U.S. Dairy can prove we are a global leader in this area.”Consumers and manufacturers alike might be surprised to learn that of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, the dairy industry — from feed production to post-consumer waste — currently contributes only 2%. USDEC developed a short quiz to encourage people to test their sustainability knowledge and learn other fun facts.“Innovation continues despite these challenging times and U.S. Dairy resources and expertise can support successful product development,” said Vikki Nicholson-West, Senior Vice President – Global Ingredient Marketing at USDEC. “We’re thrilled to have Krysta’s talents and sustainability focus on board as our new interim COO, guiding our extensive network of staff and representatives around the world.”USDEC’s virtual IFT presence this year also serves as an opportunity to virtually travel and visually experience foods from around the world through a showcase of globally-inspired, fusion-style menu/product prototype concepts. From drinks to desserts, these examples capitalize on popular trends such as the popularity of Latin American influences. For example, high quality dairy ingredients such as Greek-style yogurt, whey protein, milk permeate, paneer cheese and butter round out a savory empanada that boasts 85g of protein. WPC 34 adds quality protein to a Piña Colada (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), providing extra refreshing permission for indulgence.Beyond learning about U.S. dairy’s sustainability journey and seeing innovative product concepts at USDEC’s virtual IFT booth, there are also a variety of dairy-related online scientific symposia debuting that navigate the evolving processing and nutritional landscape, particularly addressing the important role of sustainable food production and the challenge of providing valuable nutrition to the growing global population. These include:Protein Processing 2.0— Next Gen Scalable Technologies for Advancing the Functionalization and Sustainable Production of Protein IngredientsArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – For a Safer, Better, and Sustainable FoodNutrient Profiling – From the Global Landscape to the Evidence BasePlant-based eating patterns vs. plant-based foods – Why distinguishing between the two is vital for industry, research, and consumersTo learn more about how U.S. Dairy is delivering sustainable ingredient solutions and global product inspirations during virtual IFT, visit ThinkUSAdairy.org/IF20. ### About U.S. Dairy Export CouncilThe U.S. Dairy Export Council® (USDEC) is a nonprofit, independent membership organization that represents the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, proprietary processors and cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders. USDEC aims to enhance U.S. global competitiveness through programs in market development that build global demand for U.S. dairy products, resolve market access barriers and advance industry trade policy goals. As the world’s largest producer of cow’s milk, the U.S. dairy industry offers a sustainably produced, world-class and ever-expanding portfolio of cheese varieties as well as nutritional and functional dairy ingredients (e.g., skim milk powder, lactose, whey and milk proteins, permeate). USDEC, together with its network of overseas representatives around the world, also works directly with global buyers and end-users to accelerate customer purchasing and innovation success with quality U.S. dairy products and ingredients.Attachment07102020 release photoErica Davis
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