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Transforming Work and Learning with Complete Ecosystems
TAIPEI, June 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, unveils the latest innovations at its Visual Solution Forum 2024 hosted at its R&D Center during COMPUTEX (June 4th – 7th). The event highlights its “ViewSonic Future Meeting Room” and “ViewSonic Future Classroom” initiatives, showcasing comprehensive solutions for workplace and education designed for easy accessibility and inclusive collaboration. Another highlight is large-format Customizable All-in-One LED displays, providing expansive sizes up to 760 inches, crafted to demonstrate the unprecedented versatility and convenience that mega displays can offer.

“ViewSonic is proud to introduce the ‘Future Meeting Room’ and ‘Future Classroom’ solutions, designed to transform traditional spaces with cutting-edge technology and intuitive functionality,” said Eric Wei, Asia Pacific General Manager at ViewSonic. “Our ‘Future Meeting Room’ enables seamless collaboration and communication, boosting productivity. Similarly, the company’s long-term dedication to education drives the ‘Future Classroom’ to redefine the learning space with interactive tools, preparing students for tomorrow’s challenges. We are committed to continuously innovating and improving technologies aiming at creating a more comprehensive ecosystem.”
Future Meeting Room: The Solution for Hybrid Meetings
As hybrid work becomes the norm, efficient and versatile meeting room setups are essential. The “ViewSonic Future Meeting Room” seamlessly integrates in-person and hybrid teamwork with high accessibility, inclusive collaboration, enterprise-grade security, and remote device management capabilities. For business professionals, it supports the entire workflow, from project initiation to brainstorming and showcasing work, ensuring smooth and effective team interactions while adhering to sustainable principles, making it ideal for modern businesses.
Built on this concept, ViewSonic offers a wide range of touch and non-touch display solutions that are paired with its latest TeamJoin™ solution designed for Microsoft Teams Rooms, TeamOne™ online collaborative software, and the Manager centralized device management software to present a future-ready meeting space. 
At the forum, guests can experience an ideal setup for Microsoft Teams Rooms meetings – the ViewBoard 105″ 5K Interactive Display paired with TeamJoin™. This combination offers a streamlined user journey, ensuring instant and efficient meetings initiated by a single touch. This 21:9 ultrawide display enhances eye-to-eye connection and provides a full view of presentation content and chat messages through front-row display mode, simulating clear and engaging face-to-face communication. With exceptional audiovisual quality, this setup exemplifies how hybrid meetings can be made more intuitive and productive.
TeamOne™ features intuitive handwriting capabilities and integrates whiteboarding, flow charts, and other tools. It offers various workflow templates for brainstorming and note-taking, providing a unified collaborative experience for in-person and hybrid teams. The ViewBoard built-in Manager software eases IT administrative tasks by controlling and managing apps and displays remotely on a unified platform.
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ViewSonic’s latest innovation — the Customizable All-in-One LED displays (LDC series) combines the size versatility of conventional LED displays with the installation convenience of an All-in-One design. Guests will experience the real-world application of the LDC series, which is configured at 263 inches and installed at a second-floor height, serving as welcome signage in the lobby. The displays can be even larger, from 760 inches in one unit to over 1,000 inches when multiple units are combined, suitable for entrance decorations, public advertisements, event backdrops, etc.
Future Classroom Designed to Revolutionizing Education
ViewSonic has been committed to education for years, building a strong and comprehensive product profile to support the education community. The “ViewSonic Future Classroom” initiative offers numerous benefits to schools, teachers, and students by creating a fully digitalized, interactive, and personalized learning environment.
Teachers benefit from innovative tools like ViewBoard and software such as myViewBoard, ClassSwift, and TeamOne. These facilitate dynamic digital lessons, real-time collaboration, and personalized teaching experiences while reducing class preparation time. Students gain from adaptive learning with interactive digital content and immediate feedback, fostering engagement, motivation, and improved learning outcomes tailored to their individual needs. Schools benefit from enhanced learning environments, centralized device management from the Manager for streamlined campus communication, efficient resource allocation, and improved sustainability.
Expanded Offerings to Boost Efficiency for Professionals and Creatives
ViewSonic will also showcase the latest display solutions. The new WorkPro series is designed to enhance individual video conferencing experiences, featuring Windows Hello for secure facial login and a built-in Zoom® Certified camera, microphone, and speakers. The new 16:10 portable monitors, ideal for multitasking on-the-go, offer more vertical screen space and high fidelity for main screen mirroring and extension.
The ColorPro series, designed for creative professionals, includes monitors with Thunderbolt™ 4 technology for faster data transfer, alongside durable, portable models with a waterproof surface in a 16:10 aspect ratio. Additionally, ViewSonic showcases its first OLED gaming monitor for seasoned gamers and a new VX series model boasting a 240Hz refresh rate for novice gamers.
The forum also debuts its new ViewBoard, featuring advanced, intuitive functionalities such as the Writeaway functionality and one-stop access via NFC. For corporations seeking agile solutions, ViewSonic presents a mobile, foldable 135-inch LED display and high-brightness projectors paired with wireless screen casting kits for an instant, stable, and secure connection. Both provide a convenient setup.
Commitment to Sustainability
Beyond innovation, sustainable practices are equally important to ViewSonic. Validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), ViewSonic aims for net-zero emissions by 2050. The company’s energy-efficient products include EPEAT Silver-certified ViewBoard displays, ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2024 monitors, and lamp-free LED and laser projectors, underscoring its commitment to environmental responsibility.
About ViewSonic
Founded in 1987 in California, ViewSonic is a leading global visual solutions provider with a presence in over 100 countries. The company leverages over 35 years of expertise in visual technology to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of hardware, software, content, and services. ViewSonic offers a wide range of products, with screen sizes spanning from 5 inches to a massive 760 inches. This includes interactive displays, large format displays, LED displays, pen displays, monitors, projectors, SaaS, AI services, interactive content, and more. This innovative ecosystem empowers education, workplaces, and individuals to foster creativity, collaboration, and seamless learning. ViewSonic focuses on designing products that deliver optimal performance and customer satisfaction while integrating sustainable production practices and upholding comprehensive environmental, social, and governance standards. The company’s goal is to enable customers to “See the Difference”. Learn more at www.viewsonic.com.
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Workers embrace AI and prioritise skills growth amid rising workloads and an accelerating pace of change: PwC 2024 Global Workforce Hopes & Fears Survey

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Almost half (45%) of workers say their workload has increased significantly in the past year, as almost two-thirds (62%) say the pace of change at work has increased over the same timeMore than one-quarter (28%) say they are very or extremely likely to switch employer in the next 12 months – a higher proportion than during the ‘Great Resignation’ (19%) in 2022Employees prioritise skills-growth: fewer than half (46%) strongly or moderately agree that their employer provides adequate opportunities to learn new skills. This is particularly important for workers considering leaving: two-thirds (67%) say opportunities to learn new skills are a key factor in any decision to job-switchMore than 80% of workers who use generative AI daily expect it to make their time at work more efficient in the next 12 months. Half (49%) of all users expect it to lead to higher salariesCost-of-living pressures ease slightly: the proportion of workers with money left over each month rises to 45% (compared to 38% in 2023). However, 52% say they are still financially stressedLONDON, June 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Among more than 56,000 workers across 50 countries and territories, many say they are prioritising long-term skills growth to accelerate their careers amid rising workloads and heightened workplace uncertainty, according to PwC’s 2024 Global Workforce Hopes & Fears Survey, published today.

In the last 12 months, workers say they have experienced rising workloads (45%) and an accelerating pace of workplace change. Nearly two-thirds (62%) say they have experienced more change at work in the past year than the 12 months prior, with two-fifths (40%) noting their daily responsibilities have changed to a large or very large extent. Almost half (44%) don’t understand the purpose of changes taking place.
In the midst of this growing mix of employee pressures, the findings suggest workers are alert to opportunities elsewhere, and are highly focused on skills growth and embracing AI.
More than one-quarter (28%) say they are likely to switch employer in the next 12 months, a percentage far higher than during the ‘Great Resignation’ (19%) of 2022. Two-thirds (67%) of those considering moving say skills is an important factor in their decision to stay with their current employer or switch to a new one.
Carol Stubbings, Global Markets and Tax & Legal Services (TLS) Leader, PwC UK, said:
“As workers face heightened uncertainty, rising workloads and continue to face financial stress, they are prioritising skills growth and embracing new and emerging technologies such as GenAI to turbocharge their growth and accelerate their careers. The findings suggest that job satisfaction is no longer enough. Employees are placing an increased premium on skills growth in a climate characterised by constant technological change. Employers must ensure they are investing in their employees and technological platforms to mitigate employee pressures and retain the brightest talent.”
Workers embrace AI to ease workplace pressures and unlock personal growth
As employees face heightened workplace pressures, they are also turning to new and emerging technologies such as generative AI (GenAI) to help. Among those employees who use GenAI daily, 82% expect it to make their time at work more efficient in the next 12 months.
Employees are also optimistic about opportunities for GenAI to support their growth. Half (49%) of all users expect GenAI to lead to higher salaries – an expectation that’s even higher (76%) among employees who use the technology daily. More than 70% of users agree that GenAI tools will create opportunities to be more creative at work (73%) and improve the quality of their work (72%).
The skills imperative
Workers are placing an increased premium on skills growth to mitigate their concerns and accelerate their careers. Employees who say they are likely to switch employers in the next 12 months are nearly twice as likely to strongly consider upskilling in that decision than workers planning to stay (67% vs. 36%). This comes as fewer than half (46%) of all employees moderately or strongly agree that their employer provides adequate opportunities to learn new skills that will be helpful to their careers.
Employees who are likely to leave in the next year may be more attuned to skills changes that are needed than the general workforce, with 51% moderately or strongly agreeing that the skills their job requires will change in the next five years (vs. 29% of those unlikely to change employer).
There is particular interest in the impact of AI on skills development, with 76% of all users expecting it to create opportunities to learn new skills at work. However, employers will need to invest heavily in new and emerging technology training and access. Among employees who have not used GenAI at work in the last 12 months, one-third (33%) don’t think there are opportunities to use the technology in their line of work, while 24% don’t have access to the tools at work, and 23% don’t know how to use the tools.
Despite the pace of change, there are also signs of optimism and engagement at work. 60% of workers expressed at least moderate job satisfaction (up from 56% in 2023) while more than half (57%) of employees who view fair pay as important agree that their job is fairly paid. Cost-of-living pressures have slightly eased since 2023 (the proportion of workers with money left over each month has risen to 45%, up from 38%). However,  more than half (52%) say they are still financially stressed to some degree.
Pete Brown, Global Workforce Leader, PwC UK, said:
“Technology is fundamentally transforming the way work gets done and the types of skills employers are looking for. Employees are therefore placing an increased premium on organisations that invest in their skills growth so that they can stay relevant and thrive in a digital world. Businesses in turn must be proactive in their upskilling programs – prioritising the employee experience and being transparent. Because when you meaningfully engage your workforce, they become an accelerant for successful transformation.”
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About the Survey
In March 2024, PwC surveyed 56,600 individuals across 50 countries and territories who are in work or active in the labour market. The sample was designed to reflect a range of industries, demographic characteristics and working patterns. You can read the full report on pwc.com.
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Amagi’s new Zero Slate delivers personalized linear streaming, resulting in increased viewership on VIZIO FAST channels 
NEW YORK, June 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Amagi, the global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and Connected TV (CTV), today announced the first successful showcase of Amagi’s Zero Slate technology on VIZIO’s owned and operated WatchFree+ channels, part of Amagi’s broader Stream Personalization initiative. This innovative new offering enhances the streaming experience with its highly impactful, patent-pending technology that can dynamically adjust the length of ad breaks on a per-viewer basis, eliminating the need for slates or filler to round out linear ad breaks.

This new “viewer-first” personalized approach to digital streaming has already demonstrated a lift in viewership (Amagi ANALYTICS showing more than 20% increase) on VIZIO’s owned and operated channels utilizing the Zero Slate capabilities. This industry-first innovation from Amagi paves the path for a more engaging and profitable future for entertainment and enhanced viewer experiences.
Data from Amagi ANALYTICS indicates that slates, often used to fill the unsold portion of ad pods, may increase viewer churn by as much as 15% in today’s Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) ecosystem. Zero Slate’s early success demonstrates that personalizing pod length can boost viewer engagement, enabling more high-quality viewing experiences over time. This capability also represents an important first step for Amagi toward a broader suite of Stream Personalization capabilities that offer even more engaging linear viewing experiences.
“We are pleased to partner with Amagi on this showcase of their Zero Slate technology. This collaboration reinforces VIZIO’s commitment to enhancing user experiences and delivering personalized content as we expand Zero Slate across more channels,” said Katherine Pond, Group Vice President of Platform Content and Partnerships at VIZIO.
“We are grateful to have partnered with an industry leader like VIZIO to test the impact of our new Zero Slate capability and are excited about Stream Personalization’s ability to further transform the linear viewing experience,” said Srinivasan KA, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Amagi.
About VIZIOFounded and headquartered in Orange County, California, our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. We are driving the future of televisions through our integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to connect with the right audience.
For more information, visit VIZIO.com and follow VIZIO on Facebook, Twitter, and [email protected] 
About AmagiAmagi is a next-generation media technology company that provides cloud broadcast and targeted advertising solutions to broadcast TV and streaming TV platforms. Amagi enables content owners to launch, distribute, and monetize live linear channels on Free Ad-supported Streaming TV and video services platforms. Amagi also offers 24×7 cloud-managed services bringing simplicity, advanced automation, and transparency to the entire broadcast operations. Overall, Amagi supports 800+ content brands, 800+ playout chains, and over 5,000 channel deliveries on its platform in over 150 countries. Amagi has a presence in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, and broadcast operations in New Delhi, and innovation centers in Bengaluru, Zagreb, and Łódź.
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Amagi Contact:Aashish WashikarDirector – Corporate CommunicationsEmail: [email protected]: +91 9533390005

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ResourceWise Brings Its Cross-Commodity Data and Analytics Expertise to New Oleochemicals Service

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ResourceWise has met a key milestone in providing cross-commodity price benchmarks, data, and analysis on chemicals, forest products, and decarbonization markets. 
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ResourceWise has met a key milestone in providing cross-commodity price benchmarks, data, and analysis on chemicals, forest products, and decarbonization markets. 

For the first time, one digital product encompasses expertise that spans all the key commodity sectors that ResourceWise covers. Dedicated to renewable feedstock, the new platform-based oleochemicals analysis and insight tools draw on decades of experience within each distinct business sector. 
Dwight Lynch, Biomaterials Business Manager at ResourceWise, is leading the transition towards data and insight on renewable intermediates and biobased and biodegradable polymer inputs. 
“Navigating oleochemicals markets at a time when regulation, legislation, and competition from renewable fuels markets are the key drivers is a challenge. Our new service offers pricing and analysis that informs decision-makers and allows sustainable business to thrive.” 
The new oleochemicals portal in ResourceWise’s flagship chemicals market intelligence platform, OrbiChem360, has evolved beyond its legacy biomaterials insights to focus on the fats and oils markets that are key to sustainability.  
It presents pricing data and analysis that ResourceWise biomaterials experts have furnished within OrbiChem360 this past decade and includes a crude tall oil (CTO) price index. The inclusion of a forest-based output introduces the ResourceWise platform FisherSolve’s pulp and paper industry insight to our portfolio. 
Pete Stewart, the CEO of ResourceWise, is focused on the future. “From raw material converters to end-use consumer goods producers, manufacturing value chain participants are increasingly seeking cross-commodity insights to meet low-carbon targets. We are building and providing the data and analytics businesses need to achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets and market products competitively worldwide.  
“The ResourceWise mission is to use the intelligence within the increasingly inter-related business sectors we have harnessed to guide customers in their journey toward a net-zero future. This new offering is the first of many milestones in our endeavor to do just that,” adds Stewart.  
A Streamlined Renewable Chemicals Service  
The new product leverages oleochemical pricing and commentary gathered by ResourceWise legacy brands since 2014 and insight collected since the 1990s. It extends our regional reach with additional price points and streamlines the data and analytics provided.  
The new portal is designed with personal care, cosmetics, detergents, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, flavor and fragrance, and food and beverage market participants in mind. However, it provides pricing data and insights for producers, intermediaries, and consumer product manufacturers in broader industries. 
More Than Forty Current and Historical Prices          
International price indexes for oleochemicals include the feedstocks soybean, coconut, tall, rapeseed, and palm oils, as well as tallow and glycerine grades Dozens of spot and contract prices for fatty acids and fatty alcohols plus comprehensive commentary based on intelligence from a worldwide contact base       Low-carbon price benchmarks and commentary in our oleochemicals offering will increasingly leverage intelligence on the biofuels sector within the Prima CarbonZero platform      Global Trade Flow graphics for all oils and tallow to help customers understand how key plant and animal-based feedstocks are traded globally to identify new markets and sources   Industry experts contextualize data, making it actionable, and respond personally to customer inquiries By bridging information gaps in the chemicals market, OrbiChem360 subscribers gain a competitive edge in volatile markets. The platform provides decision makers with robust, data-driven insight that unravels market trends so they can harness growth opportunities. For more information on the OrbiChem360 platform, visit the ResourceWise OrbiChem360 page. 
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