Companies news of 2017-11-21 (page 1)

 
NYX Gaming Group Limited Announces Amendment to Arrangement Agreement with Scientific Games and Waiver of Standstill

LAS VEGAS, November 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

NYX Gaming Group Limited (TSXV: NYX) ("NYX") today announced that it has entered into a first amendment dated November 21, 2017 (the "Amendment") to the arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") dated September 20, 2017 between NYX and Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games").

Under the Amendment, NYX and Scientific Games have agreed that should the acquisition of NYX by Scientific Games not be approved by shareholders at the shareholder vote in December or not move forward for other specified reasons, Scientific Games will commence a contractual takeover offer to NYX shareholders. This reaffirms the companies' commitment to move forward together.

The takeover offer would include a minimum tender condition requiring Scientific Games to acquire no less than one ordinary share more than 50% of the ordinary shares of NYX outstanding (including any ordinary shares of NYX beneficially owned by Scientific Games prior to the consummation of the takeover offer) and would be for the same share price contained in the Arrangement Agreement.

In addition, NYX has agreed to waive the existing standstill with Scientific Games contained in the agreement between NYX and Scientific Games so that Scientific Games and its affiliates can purchase any ordinary, preferred or other equity securities of NYX or any of its subsidiaries. The waiver of the standstill is effective immediately.

Copies of the Amendment and a side letter agreement between NYX and Scientific Games will be filed by NYX under applicable Canadian securities laws and will be available under the NYX's profile on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com.

About NYX 

NYX Gaming Group Limited (TSXV: NYX) is a leading digital gaming provider, headquartered in Las Vegas, USA, with a staff of more than 1,000 employees globally, including more than 600 engineers.

NYX delivers value by adhering to the highest standards of customer service, probity and responsibility. It has one of the broadest distribution bases in the industry, with more than 200 unique customers.

The award-winning NYX OGS? (Open Gaming System), which allows licensees to leverage the best-of-breed, multi-vendor casino content from around the world, is acknowledged to be the industry's market-leading gaming offering. From its own studios and a broad partner network of the most innovative third party suppliers, NYX offers customers the widest portfolio of content available, with access to more than 2,000 game titles, via OGS?.

In addition, NYX's award winning sports betting division OpenBet is utilized and trusted by leading sports book operators, with its scale and performance world-renowned. In 2016, the OpenBet Sportsbook processed more than two billion bets and broke new records at the 2017 Grand National, where it processed 68,000 peak bets-per-minute.

NYX Gaming Group Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol TSXV: NYX.

Forward-Looking Statements   

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" (collectively "forward looking statements") within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "continue," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "could," "potential," "opportunity," or similar terminology. These statements are based upon management's current expectations, beliefs, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Similarly, statements herein that describe the proposed transaction, including its financial impact, and other statements of management's expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and goals regarding the proposed transaction are forward-looking statements. It is uncertain whether any of the events or results anticipated by the forward-looking statements (including consummation of the proposed transaction) will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what impact they will have on the results of operations and financial condition of the combined company or the price of Scientific Games' stock. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the proposed transaction and the ability of the parties to consummate the proposed transaction; potential litigation related to the proposed transaction; disruption of NYX's current plans and operations as a result of the proposed transaction; the ability of NYX to retain and hire key personnel; competitive responses to the proposed transaction; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the proposed transaction; the ability of Scientific Games to successfully integrate NYX's operations, product lines and technology; the diversion of management's attention from Scientific Games' and NYX's ongoing business operations; and the other risks, uncertainties and important factors contained and identified (including under the heading "Risk Factors") in NYX's filings with Canadian securities regulators, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof and NYX undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. NYX is responsible for the information in this press release concerning NYX. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Additional Information and Where to Find It 

This communication is being made in respect of the proposed transaction involving NYX and Scientific Games. NYX intends to file with Canadian securities regulators via SEDAR (http://www.sedar.com) a management information circular and certain related materials in connection with the proposed transaction with Scientific Games. The information circular will be sent or given to the shareholders of NYX and will contain important information about the proposed transaction and related matters. NYX GAMING GROUP'S SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE INFORMATION CIRCULAR REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

In addition, security holders of NYX will be able to obtain free copies of the information circular from NYX by contacting Dennis Fong, NYX's Investor Relations representative, by phone at (647) 797-3376 or email at investor.relations@nyxgg.com.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

Company Contacts: Investor Relations: Dennis Fong +1-416-283-9930, Investor Relations, investor.relations@nyxgg.com; Media Relations: NYX: Huw Thomas, +1-702-816-0415, Group Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, huw.thomas@nyxgg.com; Legal: NYX: Todd F. McTavish +1-702-586-8428, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Axon Launches Signal Sidearm at Milipol for International Markets

First wireless holster sensor to integrate with Axon body cameras available to international customers in early 2018

PARIS, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced that Signal Sidearm will be available for Axon customers worldwide, in addition to the U.S., in the first quarter of 2018. The product, announced in Q1 2017, attaches to the outside of most sidearm holsters and wirelessly alerts nearby Axon cameras to begin recording when officers draw their firearms. Learn more by visiting: https://global.axon.com/signal-sidearm.  

TASER's Axon brand includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobiles apps.

"We know that police agencies around the world want to feel better connected with their communities - and that starts with transparency," says Axon CEO and founder, Rick Smith. "Signal Sidearm is not only crucial to increasing transparency for community members, but for increasing safety for officers. Our Signal product line is representative of Axon's goal to better connect people, devices, and apps."

Axon is showcasing Signal Sidearm along with other products at Milipol Paris, the worldwide event for homeland security in Paris, France, at booth number L204. The show begins today and ends November 24. In addition to Signal Sidearm, attendees can demo new products including Axon Citizen and Axon Records as well as existing technology such as Evidence.com, body-worn cameras, and TASER conducted electrical devices.

About Axon

The Axon network is a network of devices, apps and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus, and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of an officer's day-to-day experience:

  • In the field - Our Conducted Electrical Devices offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to capture the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
  • At the station - Our secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription, and other tools.
  • In the courtroom - Our solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. To date, there are more than 187,400 licensed users from around the world and more than 191,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at https://global.axon.com/products/signal-sidearm or by calling +1-480-991-0791.

Axon, Axon Citizen, Axon Network, Axon Records, the "Axon Delta" logo, Evidence.com Smart Weapons, TASER, and "Protect Life" are trademarks of Axon Enterprise, Inc., some of which are registered in the U.S. and other countries. For more information, visit https://uk.axon.com/legal. All rights reserved.

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Note to Investors

Please visit http://investor.axon.com, http://axon.com/news, www.twitter.com/axon_us and https://www.facebook.com/Axon.ProtectLife/ where Axon shares about the company, its financial information, and its business.

Visit our Investor Relations Safe Harbor Statement at: http://investor.axon.com/safeHarbor.cfm  

For investor relations information please contact Andrea James via email at IR@axon.com.

CONTACT:
Sydney Siegmeth
VP Communications
Press@Axon.com

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New Public Evidence Submission Portal, Axon Citizen, Now Available in Multiple Countries

PARIS, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced international availability of Axon Citizen, a public safety portal that allows community members to submit evidence directly to law enforcement agencies, from their mobile devices, for specific crimes under investigation. The product is now available in Australia and the UK in addition to previously announced countries, the U.S. and Canada. Learn more by visiting https://global.axon.com/citizen.

TASER's Axon brand includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobiles apps.

There are two ways in which officers can solicit help from the community: one-on-one between an officer and the citizen, or with a community-wide broadcast requesting information on a crime. The one-on-one tool is available now for Axon customers signed up for early access. The community-wide broadcast tool will include additional software capabilities to help triage the massive amounts of data that may be submitted. Pricing information for all customers will be available in early 2018.

The citizen receives a URL via text message that they can click to upload their photos or video footage. The evidence goes straight into Evidence.com so community members do not need to hand their phones over to police. The direct upload to Evidence.com eliminates any need for officers to download, print and transfer data to a USB drive and physically place it inside an evidence locker at the agency.

Axon Citizen includes the following features and benefits:

  • Accelerates the review process: Axon Citizen's triage tool allows the reviewer to quickly decide which submissions to accept or decline.
  • Streamlines searching: All submissions are automatically categorized and searchable within Evidence.com to simplify case building.
  • Keeps community privacy in mind: For people who prefer to submit evidence without formal attribution, Axon Citizen allows the community member to determine which contact information is provided to the police agency.
  • Offers network reliability: Axon Citizen provides agencies the infrastructure and tools needed to support large volumes of submissions, so agencies can remain confident during large-scale events.
  • Seamless integration with Evidence.com: Data submitted with Axon Citizen is maintained at the highest levels of security and compliance on Axon's Evidence.com solution.

"We're thrilled to offer Axon Citizen to police agencies around the world," says Axon CEO and founder, Rick Smith. "In recent months we've seen a number of incidents that affect entire communities across multiple countries. Not only does law enforcement need to turn to the public for help with these specific crimes, our survey results show that citizens want to help out their local law enforcement. Axon Citizen offers a solution for both sides and will ultimately help solve crimes faster."

Axon worked one-on-one with multiple police agencies across six different countries including Australia, England, Holland, Sweden, the U.S. and Wales to get their take on current public evidence submission practices. This valuable input from global police agencies allowed us to create a product that meets the specific needs of law enforcement officers.

Axon is showcasing Axon Citizen along with other products at Milipol Paris, the worldwide event for homeland security in Paris, France at Booth Number L204. The show kicks off today and runs through November 24.

About Axon

The Axon network is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus, and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of an officer's day-to-day experience:

  • In the field - Our Conducted Electrical Devices offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to capture the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
  • At the station - Our secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription, and other tools.
  • In the courtroom - Our solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. To date, there are more than 187,400 licensed users from around the world and more than 191,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at https://uk.axon.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.

Axon, Axon Citizen, Axon network, the "Axon Delta" logo, Evidence.com, and "Protect Life" are trademarks of Axon Enterprise, Inc., some of which are registered in the U.S. and other countries. For more information, visit https://uk.axon.com/legal. All rights reserved.

Follow the Axon brand here:

Note to Investors

Please visit http://investor.axon.com, http://axon.com/news, www.twitter.com/axon_us and https://www.facebook.com/Axon.ProtectLife/ where Axon shares about the company, its financial information, and its business.

Visit our Investor Relations Safe Harbor Statement at: http://investor.axon.com/safeHarbor.cfm

For investor relations information please contact Andrea James via email at IR@axon.com.

CONTACT:
Sydney Siegmeth
VP Communications
Press@Axon.com

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Tata Consultancy Services Announces Internet of Things Digital Transformation Partnership With Rolls-Royce

BANGALORE and MUMBAI, India, November 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

- Expanded partnership set to deliver further value to Rolls-Royce 'Digital First' transformation with TCS to deliver improved data innovation, and create new market opportunities.  


Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Rolls Royce the market-leader in high performance power systems, have announced the expansion of their long-standing partnership in order to exploit future data innovation opportunities. The partnership will help Rolls-Royce accelerate its 'Digital First' vision, deliver further value to customers, improve existing services, accelerate development and deployment times and create new areas of growth.

This digital transformation for Rolls-Royce will be supported by TCS' Connected Universe Platform, a platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that accelerates the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. As part of this agreement, TCS,  will provide IoT digital platform capability, allowing data to be captured, shared and analysed more quickly  across Rolls-Royce so that new products and services can be developed at pace. This will enable Rolls-Royce to use data to innovate within all of its businesses and collaborate more effectively with partners and customers.

Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services said: "TCS is honoured to be part of this continuing Digital Transformation journey for Rolls-Royce. TCS' Connected Universe Platform with its Services and Solutions offer a wealth of functionalities that will allow Rolls-Royce to more easily develop, deploy, and launch products and services to the market quickly. Organisations are increasingly building upon a digital foundation to transform their businesses, and TCS is actively guiding our customers to become increasingly more Intelligent, Automated and Agile. TCS continues to be the global technology partner of choice for navigating and taking advantage of the opportunities in the new Business 4.0 era."

Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer at Rolls-Royce, added: "This is an example of how we intend to unleash data innovation through collaboration. TCS is an outstanding partner with excellent experience in delivering a flexible and agile platform capability across many different markets. We expect to be able to realise both short-term and long-term benefits through collaboration with partners and customers on the TCS IoT Platform. It will allow us to take advantage of fast-paced data innovation - including accelerating our application of industrial artificial intelligence and a range of other cutting edge breakthrough opportunities."

In addition, TCS and Rolls-Royce will build on their long-standing collaborative partnership by launching a world-class analytics and agile applications capability hub in Bangalore. TCS has also recently opened a new customer delivery centre in Derby, UK dedicated to servicing Rolls-Royce, and also will be supporting from its Global Delivery Centres Rolls-Royce sites across the UK, Germany, Nordics, Canada, Singapore and India.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) 
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of ITBPS,infrastructureengineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model?, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 389,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at http://www.tcs.com

TCS media contacts: 
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Sectra Wins French PACS Deal With Imapôle Lyon-Villeurbanne as Two Clinics Merge

LINKÖPING, Sweden, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra(STO: SECT B) hereby announces it has signed a contract with Imapôle Lyon-Villeurbanne. Sectra will provide PACS for radiology and breast imaging. Sectra's solution will be used by the radiology departments at two clinics, which will merge and consolidate their systems into one. The new site, Médipôle Lyon-Villeurbanne, will work under the entity Imapôle Lyon-Villeurbanne. With a joint solution, they can improve collaboration and increase clinical efficiency and quality, thereby improving patient care. 

"To us, it was important to find a future-proof vendor recognized for efficient solutions," says Mr. Lounis, Radiology Department Manager at Imapôle Lyon-Villeurbanne. "Sectra's solution has a proven track record of high system availability and support for efficient radiology workflows, which aligns well with our strategy. Its future-proof technology and the possibility to smoothly extend the solution to other departments are important aspects of meeting the future needs of Médipôle Lyon-Villeurbanne."

"Sectra is distinguished by being highly innovative as a company," says Dr. Emonet, Co-Manager of Imapôle Lyon-Villeurbanne. "Also, it's beneficial to be able to secure a consolidated patient pathway at Médipôle Lyon-Villeurbanne. In addition, the imaging element of the solution will enable us to provide greater value to our patients on a daily basis."

"Sectra's experience of large-scale projects impressed us and will be valuable given the future size of Imapôle Lyon-Villeurbanne," says Dr. Lebas, Co-Manager of Imapôle Lyon-Villeurbanne. "The flexibility of Sectra PACS is unique and enables each radiologist to work efficiently according to their own preferences. The tools offered in oncology will also add value."

The contract includes Sectra PACS for reviewing radiology images at Médipôle Lyon-Villeurbanne. The Sectra solution will handle the approximately 150,000 examinations performed at the clinic every year. The contract is sold as a service (SAAS).

About Sectra PACS
Sectra PACS is optimized for high-production environments with stability and usability in focus. It is designed to shorten report turnaround times, enhance result distribution workflows, and improve communication between radiology and referring departments. For four continuous years, Sectra PACS has won the customer satisfaction award "Best in KLAS" for US hospitals with over 200 beds and for three years in a row the "Best in KLAS" for Global (Non-US) PACS.

Sectra PACS is part of Sectra's complete enterprise imaging offering, which is modular and supports the most image-intense departments?radiology, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics. Being built on the same technical platform, customers can easily extend a departmental solution to create a comprehensive VNA and enterprise image management solution without major investments or the replacement of existing components.

Experience the solutions at RSNA 2017
Sectra's solutions for radiology imaging will be showcased at RSNA in booth #6113. Read more and book a meeting with Sectra at RSNA.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB, +46(0)705-23-52-27
Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, +46(0)708-23-56-10

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