ESI to Present at Two December Investor Conferences

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESIO), an innovator in laser-based manufacturing solutions for the micro-machining industry, today announced that company management is scheduled to participate in two upcoming investor conferences:

6th Annual NYC Investor Summit
Date: December 6, 2017
Location: Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City, NY

D.A. Davidson Laser/Optical Forum
Date: December 14, 2017
Location: Hilton Boston Downtown Hotel in Boston, MA

The NYC Investor Summit is by invitation only and is open to accredited investors and publishing research analysts.  Last day for registration is November 27, 2017.

To RSVP for the NYC Investor Summit, please contact either of the Summit’s co-chairs:

Laura J. Guerrant-Oiye   Claire E. McAdams
Guerrant Associates   Headgate Partners LLC
Phone:  (808) 960-2642   Phone: (530) 265-9899
Email:   Email: 

About ESI, Inc. 
ESI enables our customers to commercialize technology using precision laser processes. ESI’s solutions produce the industry’s highest quality and throughput, and target the lowest total cost of ownership. ESI is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with global operations and subsidiaries in Asia, Europe and North America. More information is available at

Brian Smith


Aryaka to Present Global SD-WAN Use Cases and Enterprise Deployment Stories at 6th Annual CIO Leaders Singapore Summit

SINGAPORE, Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aryaka®, the leading global SD-WAN provider, announced today it will be presenting global SD-WAN use cases and enterprise deployment stories at the 6th Annual CIO Leaders Summit in Singapore on November 21st. The summit is one of Singapore’s largest and most respected gatherings of CIOs and IT executives in the Asia-Pacific region.

Feroz Zaveri, Vice President of Customer Success, Asia-Pacific, at Aryaka, will showcase the capabilities of a global SD-WAN solution with a built-in cloud-native private network and WAN Optimization during the presentation, Global SD-WAN Use Cases and Success Stories: Digital Transformation Must Include Network Transformation. Zaveri’s presentation will cover the impact of digital transformation on the today’s enterprise network, and how a global SD-WAN provides the ideal connectivity solution for fast and reliable application delivery. The use cases will focus on how enterprises around the world leverage global SD-WAN for their successful cloud/SaaS migrations, IoT deployments, move to UCaaS, and enterprise mobility initiatives.

Aryaka’s global SD-WAN helps international enterprises deliver improved performance for cloud and on-premises applications to enterprise datacenters, branch offices, and remote or mobile employees from anywhere in the world. The solution is currently deployed at over 700 companies with sites in 63 countries, and has quickly become the only viable MPLS replacement solution on the market today.

For more information about Aryaka’s award-winning global SD-WAN or to arrange a meeting, visit

About Aryaka
Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern business execution demands. Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN combines a purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms, and network visibility in a single solution that is delivered as a service. 

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Aryaka Media Contact
Shehzad Karkhanawala
Director of Marketing

UnionPay showcased state-of-art e-payment technologies at Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

UnionPay showcased state-of-art e-payment technologies at Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW/ — UnionPay unveiled its vision for the future of e-payments with a technology showcase at the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) 2017 held from 13 to 17 November. Featuring UnionPay FacePay - a new face recognition technology that enables users to pay for purchases by taking a photo of their face; Sound Code - a new technology that encodes data into ultrasonic sound waves to enable interactive payments for users; Virtual Reality - a new application that allows retailers to visualise in-store layouts and the integration of new payment technologies prior to implementation; and an enhanced Risk Management System - which helps issuers and acquirers verify consumer data and evaluate creditworthiness in real-time to manage the risk of card fraud; these technologies are being tested in real-life scenarios in partnership with brands in Asia, offering visitors a glimpse into the future of e-payments.

UnionPay at Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

Joshua, an attendee from Silicon Valley who works in the science and technology industry, experienced UnionPay FacePay, and was intrigued by it, commenting: “UnionPay displays very strong innovation capability in FinTech.” UnionPay FacePay can reach 99.5% accuracy in facial recognition, and has a wide variety of potential applications in unattended scenarios. The technology is under pilot testing and is expected to be launched in Asia soon.


Developed for attended and unattended sales scenarios, UnionPay FacePay enables users to pay for their purchases by leveraging face recognition technology. Users can link their facial identity to their payment accounts, and make hands-free payment by taking a photo of their face using the FacePay-enabled system. With a wide variety of potential applications in the food & beverage (F&B), retail industries as well as in unattended scenarios such as unmanned vending machines and more, this technology is being tested in partnership with LinkFace, and aims to be rolled out in Asia in the near future.


UnionPay’s Sound Code is an interactive, open platform solution built upon sound wave technology. Sound Code enables users to encode data into ultrasonic sound waves, and transmit them to the receiver, before being decoded into readable data. Sound Code also enables users to conduct more precise audience targeting, facilitate multimedia interaction, push out information, payment and e-vouchers to partners. Potential applications of Sound Code include:

  • Enabling the purchase of an outfit worn by a character on a TV show;
  • Ordering food via an online menu sent from a device using a discrete ultrasonic wave to the user’s mobile device; and
  • Receiving information on an actor’s film accolades while watching their movies.


Developed primarily for retailers to visualise in-store layouts and the integration of new payment technologies prior to actual implementation, UnionPay’s Virtual Reality solution is built using Unreal Engine 4 and the HTC Vive headset. By immersing users into a virtual retail environment modelled after the real world, UnionPay envisions a future where payment services will be integrated within the virtual reality space, enabling password-free payment based on biometric identification or computer vision. This solution is currently being tested in partnership with Beijing Sureal Network & Technology Co. Ltd, and will be rolled out at clothing and grocery stores in China, followed by implementation in other markets in Asia.


As a holistic risk management system that helps issuers and acquirers improve their fraud mitigation procedures, UnionPay’s enhanced Risk Management Systemnow features risk-based authentication, real-time fraud interception and near real-time card risk monitoring. The enhanced system not only helps issuers and acquirers verify consumer data in real-time, but also enables them to evaluate creditworthiness and personal credit risk to better manage the risks of card fraud and fraudulent use.

“As a global payment brand focused on realising the vision for a cashless society, UnionPay continuously innovates by working with developers and partners to conceptualise new payment solutions that can enable convenience and ease of e-payments for consumers around the world. Through extensive research, rigorous testing and trial, our aim is to connect consumers, businesses and financial institutions with cost-effective and secure payment technologies that will define the world of payments. The technology showcase at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2017 marks the beginning of more payment innovations to come, as we intensify our efforts in harnessing artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data and cloud technologies to enable quicker, safer and more seamless payments for consumers and businesses,” said Mr. Shuan Ghaidan, Director of Products, UnionPay International.

The 5-day Singapore FinTech Festival is the largest FinTech event in 2017, with about 300 participating companies from more than 40 countries and regions and over 25,000 attendees.

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