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  • Xiaomi Mi Band 4 India launch set for September 17

    first_imgAfter a long wait, the Mi Band 4 is finally coming to India. On Monday Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain confirmed that the Mi Band 4 is coming to India on September 17 in the country. The Mi Band 4 is already selling in China and we expect the same model of the Mi band to come to India. This means for the first-ever time expect the Mi Band will come with a coloured display in the country. The Mi Band 3 sports black and white screen and similar was the case with other previous generation Mi Bands.In China, the Mi Band 4 comes with a price of RMB 169 that roughly translates to Rs 1,700. This price is for the variant with no NFC support. The NFC version of the Mi Band 4 is priced at RMB 229 that roughly translates to Rs 2,300. We expect both the variants of the Mi Band 4 — with and without NFC support — to launch in India next week. The Mi Band 4 is expected to launch in India with the price similar to the Mi Band 3, i.e. Rs 1,999.To recollect, alongside the two Mi Band 4 variants Xiaomi also launched a special Avengers Edition Mi Band 4 in China back in the month of June. The Avengers Edition Mi Band 4 comes with a price of RMB 349 that roughly translates to Rs 3,500. For now, there are no words whether or not the Avengers Edition Mi Band 4 will head to India.Let’s take a quick look at the top features of the Mi Band 4: –The Mi Band 4 comes with a rubber band.–It includes bigger screen than Mi Band 3.–The Mi Band 4 comes with coloured OLED display.–The Mi Band 4 comes with different design when compared to the Mi Band 3.–The charging pins of Mi Band 4 sit on the bottom instead of the top.–The Mi Band 4 comes with a 0.95-inch AMOLED colour touch-enabled screen that offers a resolution of 240 x 120p.–The screen of the Mi Band 4 is protected with a layer of 2.5D curved glass on top.–The screen of the Mi Band 4 is capable of showing notifications like SMSes, WhatsApp messages, fitness details, among other things.–The Mi Band 4 also comes with Xiaomi’s own AI voice assistant support.–The Mi Band 4 also comes with a heart rate sensor and several tracking features.–The Mi Band 4 comes with several fitness features like step counting, sleep monitoring, among other things.–Mi Band 4 comes packed with an upgraded six-axis sensor which detects different swimming activities such as Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly stroke, and Medley.–The new Mi Band 4 comes with 5ATM rating for water resistance.–Xiaomi claims the Mi Band 4 can deliver 20 days of battery life on a single charge.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi Band 4 launches with advanced fitness features, coloured OLED display at starting price of around Rs 1,700last_img read more

  • Damen Opens Its New Joint Venture Shipyard in Vietnam

    first_imgzoom Vietnamese Minister of Transport Mr Nguyen Hong Truong, carried out the official Vietnamese ribbon-cutting ceremony for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. Damen Song Cam, a brand new yard, is one of the largest in the Group and represents Damen’s first formal Joint Venture yard in Vietnam.Damen Song Cam is considered state-of-the-art, bringing a western shipyard designed to meet European health, safety and environmental standards into a Vietnamese environment. The yard will produce around 40 ships annually in the first phase.The auspicious occasion was held on a suitable day in the Lunar Calendar in honour of Damen’s Vietnamese team. The many guests were treated to a special tour of the yard, which included many surprises, such as spectacular acrobatics, music and local dance troops. A history of successDamen has a well-established history in Vietnam and has been working with five shipyards for more than 12 years. Pim Schuurman, Managing Director of Damen Holding Vietnam, is delighted to see Damen Song Cam officially open its production hall. “We have successfully built 226 vessels in Vietnam with our partner yards. Vietnam has a lot of shipbuilding knowledge, the people are very hard working and in the next stage of Damen’s Vietnam journey we are looking forward to having our own Joint Venture shipyard, which has been designed to maximise efficiency.”Chris Groninger, Managing Director of Damen Song Cam comments: “Damen started building in Vietnam for the first time at Song Cam yard and this venture was such a successful cooperation for both Damen and Song Cam that we decided to bring this to the next level and that led to Damen Song Cam.”Mr Schuurman adds: “Damen built up its presence in Vietnam by subcontracting to yards in Hai Phong initially and the number-one yard was Song Cam and now it is great to see it become our partner in Damen Song Cam.”With direct access to open sea, the new yard is based on a 43-hectare site, of which 500 m is directly alongside the River Cam. The yard has a 120 m long x 85 m wide outfitting hall, plus extensive paint and carpentry workshops.Damen Song Cam to set to become the largest series producer in the Group therefore everything revolves around efficiency. The shipbuilding hall is in fact a dedicated outfitting hall, with three overhead cranes of 25- tonnes each over every bay.Designed to maximise efficiencyAdditionally, Mr Schuurman explains special work platforms are fitted at 5 m and 8 m, so employees are able to work very close to the main deck of the vessels, making the logistics very efficient and the walking distances very short. “Components can be stored on the platforms so outfitters don’t need to climb up and down; it is as if you are building the vessel on the ground floor. Everything is to hand so it is less tiring for people.”Swing arms on the top of the vessels give access to power, oxygen and compressed air. A Rolls-Royce Syncrolift® shiplift, with a platform of 60 m long x 24 m wide, is also on site. And directly next to the site of Damen Song Cam there is a further 43 hectares, which will be developed as a maritime industrial zone.The paint shop is an air-conditioned, controlled environment. “This is very important given the humidity here. A controlled environment is very important for us to be able to guarantee Damen quality,” adds Mr Groninger.In the short term, Damen Song Cam will also be carrying out all of the detailed engineering in Vietnam and they will be directly ordering parts and components within Damen’s framework agreements.Around 300 people currently work at Damen Song Cam but when phase 2 is realised – whereby up to 80 vessels can be built annually – this could rise to 800. Damen indirectly employs around 5,000 people in Vietnam and most people have worked for the Dutch shipyard group for many years.Knowledge transferDamen has invested a great deal in training and the transfer of knowledge to Vietnam. More than 50 engineers have been trained in the Netherlands and many more will attend courses in the Netherlands and Vietnam. Additionally, an office has been established in Hai Phong and in the next six months Damen is looking to open a base in Hanoi.Mr Schuurman, who has been visiting Vietnam for decades working on building long-lasting relationships with the yards there, is very proud to see a brand new shipyard come into being.Closer ties with VietnamAnd Damen’s bond with the country is becoming even stronger as the Group’s relationship with its other partner yards is formalised into joint ventures, he adds.Damen works with Song Thu (Da Nang), Song Cam/Ben Kien (Hai Phong), 189 (Hai Phong) and Ha Long Shipyard (Ha Long). Recently, the original Song Cam Shipyard merged with Ben Kien and this organisation is owned by Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC), formerly known as Vinashin. By the end of 2014, Damen will have formed a joint venture with the newly merged company Song Cam/Ben Kien, as well as with Ha Long.Mr Schuurman: “In Vietnam we have built up long term partnerships and friendships based on trust and respect and may this continue in the future!”Damen, March 24, 2014last_img read more