Property Management Services

Rylands Associates

Complete and transparent service

Rylands Associates is an independent property management company that provides effective, reliable and transparent management services to a range of clients and asset types across the UK.

Rylands Associates’ personalised team has accrued more than 60 years of knowledge and experience in the residential property sector.

Their ever-growing portfolio consists of managing an assortment of buildings, ranging from smaller individual units to larger, well-populated blocks. Regardless of the size of your property, Rylands Associates’ core ethos is to deliver a personal but professional approach, irrespective of size. At Rylands Associates they treat each property individually as a bespoke project, or business, and consider the requirements of that business to ensure they meet the expectations of their clients and customers.

Rylands currently partner with a number of regional and national house builders and understand the importance of maintaining strong relationships. They strongly believe that managing the developments in a proactive manner reflects well on their partners, this reduces unnecessary administration both before and after handover.

They manage a large number of new developments, from small housing developments to large complex developments containing several hundred units with different types of tenure including mixed use including: private flats and houses, flats and houses owned by Housing Association and Health Authorities, sheltered accommodation and commercial units.

By involving them from the start of your building project, Rylands Associates Property Management provides you with a complete service such as:

  • Management of apartment buildings.
  • Communication with leaseholders.
  • Regular site inspections.
  • Communal area routine maintenance.
  • Building cyclical maintenance.
  • Management of plant.
  • Managing contractors and contracts.
  • Annual service charge estimating.
  • Recovery of service charge.
  • Annual service charge accounting.
  • Record keeping.
  • On site staff management.
  • Legal enquiries processing.
  • Compliance with health & safety

Their Block Management team is headed up by Russell O’Connor MIRPM Assoc RICS, who brings an array of expertise and industry know-how, gained from working in the sector for over 15 years. Russell has also gained invaluable experience in management and lettings at an international level, including the management of 65,000 units around the globe.

Within their offices, Rylands always ensure the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance can be provided. Technology has allowed them to remain ahead of the competition in terms of efficiency, collaboration and effectiveness by providing iPads to staff for total mobility when away from their desks. Equipping their employees with iPads has allowed them to have total visibility of emails, documents, and any account or property information 24/7, from any location.

The decision to adopt iPads with a Dropbox cloud based solution has augmented Rylands as an innovative adoptee of new technologies within the sector, which focuses on the constant improvement of their customer experience through innovative solutions.

Rylands Associates always strive to ensure all residents and clientele are satisfied with their service offering, which is why they always focus on the little details that matter. Personalised service is a culture at Rylands Associates. They want their residents to always feel comfortable addressing any issues at any time, as they say; home is where the heart is…

Company Name

Rylands Associates


t: 0207 859 4159



DDT now linked to Dementia and Childhood Paralysis Worldwide

In a startling revelation, a review article published last week explained how the pesticide DDT is still used with abandon, and in first world countries hides behind a name unknown to the public…

– a pesticide called dicofol, almost identical to DDT but for an extra oxygen and hydrogen group.

Today, many don’t even know what DDT is or if they do know they believe it was banned in the 1970′s, but it was not banned, and has now been directly linked to late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and seems to be the “mystery” behind the tens of thousands of cases of Non-Polio-Acute-Flaccid Paralysis (NPAFP).

While public health measures are focused on the eradication of a single enterovirus, the poliovirus, the disease of “Polio” itself thrives under the new name NPAFP caused by any number of enterovirus variants in children contaminated by DDT (or other toxic co-factors that compromise their immune systems). Thus  the global vaccine program to erradicate the poliovirus is cruel subterfuge at best.

DDT is used primarily to control mosquito populations that cause malaria, but the practice, which has many ardent advocates – such as the WHO, is unsustainable and devastating to many forms of life. More cost-effective DDT substitutes are side-lined for lack of interest or support.

The article, AD, AFP, ALS, and DDT, was published in International Journal of Current Advanced Research at the end of August (

Its author, K Paul Stoller, MD, has been warning about the devastation being caused by pesticides for many years (

Approximately 5 billion pounds of pesticides are applied  each year in the USA. When Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in the early 1960′s, only 400 million pounds of pesticides were used annually. Today, 1 out of 3 American children suffer from at least one chronic illness, and  12 million have some form of developmental disorder. The U.S. has the 4th highest incidence of childhood cancer in the world. Since the 1970′s, there has been a 50% increase in childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia and a 35% increase in brain cancer. This new pediatric morbidity & mortality is not due to better diagnosis or awareness.

K Paul Stoller, MD, was a board certified pediatrician for over two decades, but today operates the Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic of San Francisco (


Contact: Dr. Stoller, 415 563-3800

Texas Executive Women Announces 2015 Women on the Move Award Winners

HOUSTON (Sept. 3, 2015) — Today, Texas Executive Women (TEW) announced the Women on the Move® Class of 2015. The Women on the Move Award recognizes the business and civic achievements of ten top female leaders, while the Rising Star award spotlights one young professional woman up-and-comer. The Houston area winners will be honored during TEW’s 30th Annual Women on the Move Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010. 

“The selection process was especially challenging this year because we received a record number of applications and the candidate pool was exceptional,” said Shira Yoshor, 2015 Women on the Move luncheon co-chair. 

Cisselon Nichols Hurd, 2015 Women on the Move luncheon co-chair added, “Houston has a wealth of professional women making significant contributions, both professionally and in the community. The level of female leadership and diversity in our city was well reflected in the outstanding applicant pool and our 2015 WOM Class.”

“We invite everyone to celebrate the phenomenal achievements of the honorees, who embody the spirit of the Women on the Move Award. Indeed, each of this year’s talented honorees emanates qualities such as tenacity, courage, selflessness and humility,” said prior Women on the Move Award recipient Debra Ibarra Mayfield, 2015 Women on the Move luncheon co-chair.

Comprising the 2015 Class of Women on the Move are:

TEW understands the value of supporting women along their professional journeys and grooming the next generation of female leaders to help shape the global success of Houston. Partnering with TEW to accomplish its mission through sponsorship of the 2015 Women on the Move Awards Luncheon are the following sponsors to date: Platinum Sponsor H-E-B; Gold Sponsor Sofia Adrogue/Gary Reed & McGraw, PC/Kelli Cohen Fein/Caroline Baker Hurley/S. Shawn Stephens and Y. Ping Sun; and Silver Sponsors Debra Ibarra Mayfield, Nancy Hall, KPRC-TV, Melanie Gray/Winston & Strawn LLP, and Susan Soussan/Elizabeth Ray/Katie Kennedy. In-kind sponsors to date include: Barfield Photography and Lisa Malosky Productions, and media partner Houston Women’s Magazine.

For additional information regarding Texas Executive Women, Women on the Move, sponsorship or individual ticket purchase, please visit the TEW website. Sponsor confirmations are due by Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, for inclusion in the printed collateral.

About Texas Executive Women

Founded in 1979, Texas Executive Women (TEW) is a 501(c)(3) membership-based, nonprofit organization with a mission to support programs that recognize, develop and fund the advancement of women and teenage girls in Greater Houston. The TEW brand includes Women on the Move (WOM), which recognizes ten exceptional women each year and one Rising Star. WOM was started by two powerful Texas families – the Sakowitzes and Hobbys. Proceeds from the Women on the Move celebration fund college scholarships, field trips and individualized mentoring of the teenage girls in the program. For additional details, visit:


#  #  #


First World Congress on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders Presents Important Research Findings and Fosters Collaboration Among Scientific and Clinical Investigators From 38 Countries

The Tourette Association of America, in collaboration with its international partners, The European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS) and Tourettes Action UK, have released for public use key findings from the 1st World Congress on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, which was held in London, June 24 through 26, 2015. These discoveries will advance our knowledge and ability to treat these neurodevelopmental conditions, which affect 1 in 100 children as well as a significant number in of adults in the United States. 

More than 430 research scientists, physicians, neurosurgeons, psychologists, social workers and other experts from 38 countries and six continents gathered for the international meeting to present and discuss research in all areas, including drug development, genetics, comorbid conditions, surgical therapies and behavioral treatments for children and adults living with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. This unprecedented global assembly marked the first time a collective forum of such size and significance has ever been convened to explore means of improving the lives of people affected by these neurodevelopmental conditions.

Leading experts in the field made history as they laid the foundation for a new global workforce focused on Tourette and Tic Disorders research, presenting 185 scientific abstracts and 161 posters with important   discoveries and developments that have the potential to change our understanding of these conditions. A comprehensive library of research abstracts from the Congress is available at:

“The 1st World Congress on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders saw the largest gathering and networking of clinicians, scientists and other experts in the history of these conditions,” said Kevin McNaught, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Research and Medical Programs, Tourette Association of America. “Notably, discoveries and development in most—if not all—areas of study were presented and discussed among researchers from the 38 countries represented at the Congress. We hope that this global collaboration and momentum will grow in the years ahead as we seek to increase understanding and develop effective treatments for Tourette and related conditions.”

Research topics ranged from investigations of the therapeutic use of cannabis to control Tourette and Tic Disorder symptoms, to analysis and new data exploring a variety of deep brain stimulation therapies, to new developments in Tourette Syndrome genetics and a host of other topics.

“The Congress allowed for a meaningful and dynamic discourse on novel treatments and therapies that will pave the way for ideas and strategies for years to come,” said Marc Scullin, M.A., Tourette Association of America, one of the Congress organizers.

Treatment options in the digital age were among the topics explored at the Congress, including those discussed by Dr. Douglas Woods, psychologist at Texas A&M University and co-chair of the Tourette Association of America Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Woods presented findings from clinical trials designed to improve existing Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) options through TicHelper, an innovative computer program that empowers children and adults to recognize and manage their tics.  

Other highlights include (For Full Library Click Here):

Dr. Mort Doran, who was anonymously profiled by Dr. Oliver Sacks in his book An Anthropologist on Mars, was a riveting keynote speaker, and the dance company Ballet Rambert performed Awakenings, in honor of Dr. Sacks’ best-selling novel of the same name.

John Walkup, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, the Vice Chair of Psychiatry, and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, delivered the first Dr. Oliver Sacks Lecture, which was a state of the art presentation on current, and likely future, treatments for Tourette and related disorders.

Other presenters included Jess Thom, writer, artist and “part-time superhero,” who gave a voice to the individuals and families affected by Tourette as she spoke about her experience living with the disorder.

World Congress awards included the Dr. Oliver Sacks Award for Excellence in Tourette and Tic Disorders, presented to Jonathan W. Mink, M.D., PH.D., Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Professor Mary Robertson Award for Research Contribution was presented to Christos Ganos, M.D., from University College London Institute of Neurology.

Attendees also learned about upcoming research projects funded by the Tourette Association Research Grants and Fellowships Program. Since the Grants and Fellowships Program was formed in 1984, the Association has awarded over $21 million to 250 scientists working in basic scientific and clinical TS research. Projects funded have provided crucial insights into many areas of the disorder and encouraged investigators to become or to remain involved in pursuing Tourette research.

As a result of the World Congress, the Tourette community now has public access to the largest and most comprehensive compilation of TS research in the world, and is poised to move forward toward better clinical, psychological and cultural understanding of this commonly under-diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder.

The first Global Advocacy Summit held on June 24, provided patient advocacy and support organizations from around the world an opportunity to discuss strategies for helping those affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The day-long workshop focused on quality-of-life issues including: the global impact, awareness and understanding of Tourette and Tic Disorders; supporting families; using technology creatively; advocating for children in schools and for adults in the workplace and society; and global support and collaborations.

About Tourette and Tic Disorders

Tourette is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting). Non-tic features, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties, often develop in affected individuals.  Symptoms in Tic Disorders can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life. While some treatments are available for people with Tourette and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent, medications are often ineffective and there is no cure. Recent studies show that up to 1 in 100 school-aged children in the U.S. have Tourette Syndrome or other Tic Disorders.

About the Tourette Association of America

Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The only nationwide organization serving this community, the Association works to raise awareness, fund research and provide on-going support.  The Association directs a network of 32 Chapters and more than 80 support groups across the country.  For more information on Tourette and Tic Disorders, call 1-888-4-TOURET, visit, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.        

Tabernus Presents Revolutionary Data Erasure Products At RWM Exhibition

Cardiff, UK, August 2015- Data security experts Tabernus will display it’s certified data erasure management solutions at the RWM exhibition. The annual exhibition takes place 15-17 September in the NEC, Birmingham. Tabernus will be exhibiting at stand 4H88.

New to 2015, all 28 governments of the European Union agreed to update its European data protection laws, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new proposed data protection laws will radically change the way businesses operate in Europe. The new European data protection laws mean that businesses found in breach of users personal data rights could face fines of two to five percent of their annual global turnover. With the EU becoming stricter its essential that businesses have the correct procedures and safe guards in place. Tabernus can provide the safest method in doing so.

Tabernus is delighted to be exhibiting at the RWM for the fourth consecutive year. With regulatory requirements becoming stricter, it is imperative for companies to have a data erasure management strategy in place when destroying corporate data, ” comments Pasi Pihlman, Director of European Sales for Tabernus.

Our certified and flexible data erasure software runs securely whilst generating detailed audit ready reports and certificates of successful erasure for regulatory compliance,” continues Pihlman.

Tabernus will be showcasing its Enterprise Erase Mobile and Enterprise Erase USB software, all of which run on CESG CPA Certified Software V7.0.
Tabernus will also be demonstrating it’s new diagnostics feature, which tests the hardware of pc’ & laptops to allow a better resale value and helps meet the export evidence requirements of PAS141, E-Stewards and Microsoft MARS programme.

For more information on any Tabernus products or for some complimentary licenses, visit stand 4H88.

Or alternatively arrange a meeting with Tabernus today to learn more on how Tabernus Data Erasure products can protect your organisation.

Note to Editors:

About Tabernus
Founded in 2002, Tabernus is a leading global provider of certified data erasure software and hardware products, which completely remove all data from hard drive storage devices. Used by companies of all sizes across the globe, Tabernus is the preferred erasure method with partners that include Military, Defense, Public/Private sector, Health Care, Banking and IT Recycling and Disposal Sectors.
Tabernus with headquarters in Austin, Texas and Newport, South Wales maintains a global presence by operating in more than 16 countries worldwide.
As data erasure experts, Tabernus thrive on providing customers with the highest quality products. As a result, Tabernus maintain certifications and approvals globally from NATO, United Kingdom and others.

Tabernus provides you with:
1) Certified secure data erasure
2) Detailed reports which can be used as evidence of successful erasure and is a key principle towards compliance and regulatory requirements
3) Auditable process which is an important requirement for compliance with IT security
4) Erasure solutions for every need – Tabernus data erasure is one of only a few companies that offer a full suite of products
For more press information, please contact:
Kathryn Dempster Public Relations for Tabernus: +44 (0) 845 689 1350 or email

Sherman Oaks Hospital Opens Its New Facility – The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing: Offers Advanced Wound Care, Hyperbaric, Resonstruction & Vascular Services. Welcomes New Medical Director.



Sherman Oaks, Calif. (August 27, 2015) – Sherman Oaks Hospital (SOH) announced today the grand opening of a facility that specializes in the treatment of wounds, using the most advanced healing techniques. Formerly named the Amputation Prevention Center®, The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing (“The Center”) utilizes a comprehensive approach in the assessment and evaluation of wounds through various treatment modalities including mechanical debridement, advanced vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, hyperbaric medicine, and plastic and reconstructive surgeries.

The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing integrates the expertise of wound specialists in the medical management plans as appropriate. This multispecialty approach in the treatment and care of complex wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, wound infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and cancer treatment related wounds optimizes wound healing. The Center is led by its Founding Medical Director, Som Kohanzadeh, M.D., a fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the management of complex wounds and hand reconstruction.

The Center has seven (7) individual private consultation and treatment rooms, a vascular laboratory suite, and two (2) state-of-the-art monoplace (single-person) hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. The medical services are complemented by experienced, highly qualified nursing personnel to make your treatments safe and as comfortable as possible. Advanced treatment modalities performed include negative pressure wound therapies, surgical revascularization, bioengineered skin substitutes, and healing-centric medical, reconstructive surgical interventions.

Dr. Som Kohanzadeh, Medical Director of The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing at SOH says, “Successful outcomes are derived from a multidisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on limb preservation for patients at risk for limb loss. Our dedicated and skilled foot and ankle surgeons, vascular and general surgeons, along with reconstruction and hyperbaric medicine experts bring about the best results for all patients. Although not every patient can be guaranteed a positive outcome, our diversity of experiences and dedication to excellence sets our Center apart.”

While The Center treats various types of complex wounds, diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common. About 15-20% suffer from diabetic neuropathy, and of these 10% will develop foot ulcers; which are one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization and amputation among individuals suffering from diabetic complications, affecting approximately two percent of all patients with diabetes.

“The addition of two new hyperbaric oxygen chambers dramatically enhances the hospital’s wound care capability. Adding inpatient and outpatient oxygen therapy services, Sherman Oaks Hospital is pleased to offer additional healing services for people in the greater San Fernando Valley who need this advanced mode of care,” says Bockhi Park, CEO of Sherman Oaks Hospital. “Our goal is to provide a truly comprehensive and cohesive care by coordinating multiple wound-related medical specialties under one roof for the convenience of our patients and streamline their care experience.”

Anyone with a wound that has not improved with traditional or conventional treatment methods may benefit from a visit or consultation at The Center. A physician referral is not needed to make an appointment. To schedule, please call (818) 205 – 1995 or visit for more information.


Contract:           Tricia Ercoli

                        Community Relations Officer

                        Sherman Oaks Hospital

                        (818) 995 – 5393


Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Founder of BuildMyBod Announces New Healthcare Podcast

San Francisco, CA (8/27/15) – Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and founder of, – the online marketplace for healthcare services and price transparency, launches brand new Healthcare Podcast.

Patients of the information age want a transparent relationship with their doctor. They want to feel connected. As a result, it is becoming more common for patients to befriend their doctors on Facebook, or to have their doctor’s cell phone number saved in their contacts. 

The BuildMyBod Health Podcast is designed to bridge that knowledge gap between patient and healthcare provider by taking on issues important to patients, providers, executive and political leadership. When interviewed, Kaplan, an advocate of transparency in healthcare said, “I started the podcast to humanize doctors, patients and the healthcare system at large so everyone can walk in each other’s shoes, leading to a better understanding amongst our community.” 

Kaplan, a cosmetic surgeon by day, radio personality by night, has formed an impressive professional network of practitioners and game changers in the healthcare industry throughout his career and the BuildMyBod network of providers. 

As a result, the episode line-up is one to be noted. From Dr. Monica Bonakdar of the Bonakdar Institute in Orange County, patients recovering from heart transplants to CFO’s of major hospitals and physician members of congress, the BuildMyBod Health podcast will promote our similarities rather than our differences. The podcast can be found in the iTunes store by searching ‘BuildMyBod Health’ and show notes are available at offers consumers a database of healthcare pricing for out-of-pocket procedures and services from a network of approximately 150 providers in the U.S. and Australia. BuildMyBod continues to make a footprint in the healthcare space with the release of its health podcast.


For more information contact:

Kelsey Rypl
Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: 415-871-0322



Fort Lauderdale Transgender Surgery Clinic Encourages Visitors to Facebook Page

Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. has created a new Facebook page to help those in the LGBTQI and LGBT communities learn more about the benefits of transgender surgery in Fort Lauderdale.

Everybody in Fort Lauderdale deserves the opportunity to live a healthy and happy life. But there are countless people in the LGBTQI and LGBT communities who struggle each day with their gender and self-identity. To help more people live the life they’ve always wanted, Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. has created a new Facebook page to promote the benefits of transgender surgery in Fort Lauderdale. To access the Facebook page, simply logon to .

The team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. is led by Dr. Russell Sassani, who is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale. The facility utilizes the latest technology and techniques in cosmetic surgery to provide the following procedures:

  • Male to female and female to male gender surgery services
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Breast augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Face lifts
  • Fat transfer
  • Cancer reconstruction surgery and much more

Dr. Sassani and his team of experienced professionals take pride in providing the safest and most effective transgender surgery in Fort Lauderdale. They understand many of the unique challenges facing members of the LGTBT community. To help more people live with the freedom and life they’ve always wanted, Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. offers affordable plastic surgery solutions. The facility also provides valuable resources for post op recovery assistance. To learn more about how transgender surgery in Fort Lauderdale can help improve your life, contact the professionals at Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. today at (954) 585-3800 or visit them online at for more information.

About Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A.:

Take Shape Plastic Surgery is a facility committed to providing patients with effective and affordable transgender surgery in Fort Lauderdale. Their team of professionals is led by Dr. Russell Sassani, a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale who utilizes the latest and safest techniques of cosmetic surgery to help patients look and feel their very best. To learn more, call (954) 585-3800 or visit them online at

Advil Helps Take The Pain Out of DIY Projects at Florida’s Largest Home Show


Jackie Jags


#1 selling pain reliever is encouraging consumers to share their DIY projects on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a $15,000 CASH prize

Tampa, FL, August 26, 2015 — Beginning September 4, Advil® will be at Florida’s Largest Home Show, offering free t-shirts, tool belts, samples and coupons and encouraging attendees to share their DIY projects. Attendees should look for the Advil® truck on the Florida State Fairgrounds to receive giveaways and to learn more about how to enter to win a $15,000 CASH prize.

Advil® is asking consumers to share their home, apartment and outdoor DIY projects on Twitter or Instagram, using both #DIYrelief and #Advil Sweepstakes for a chance to win daily prizes. Now through September 7, all entries will also automatically be placed in the drawing for a grand prize: a one-on-one video conference call with home improvement expert Carter Oosterhouse where he’ll help you plan a DIY project for your home as well as $15,000 CASH to use toward a tough DIY project.

Visit for more information on how Advil® can take the pain out of DIY.

About Advil®

Advil® is the number-one selling over-the-counter pain reliever in the United States. Advil® provides relief from multiple aches and pains– including headaches, backaches, muscle aches and minor arthritis pains. The Advil® line of products also includes Children’s Advil®, Advil® PM, Advil® Cold & Sinus, Advil® Allergy Sinus, and Advil® Congestion Relief. Use as directed.

Pfizer Inc.: Working together for a healthier world

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. To learn more, please visit us at

Deb Morelli


VIA and C Media Bring Uninterrupted Wi-Fi Service to Passenger Trains in China

Ruggedized system serves up a “Bamboo Basket” of connectivity, entertainment and other travel services to sweeten the ride

Taipei, Taiwan, August 25, 2015 Taipei – VIA Technologies, Inc. and C Media, today announced the launch of a Wi-Fi Service System for passenger trains in China that will ensure free uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers in even the remotest locations on their journey.

Passengers on the more than 700 trains which are being outfitted with VIA’s industry-leading Wi-Fi server hardware can utilize C Media’s “Bamboo Basket” software application suite to log on to the network with their own devices and access a wide range of entertainment options including free movies, music, and games; popular social media platforms; as well as a host of travel services that include, timetable updates, meal ordering, and ticket reservations.

 Highlights of the Wi-Fi Service System include:
  • Scalable cloud-based software services platform developed by C Media to meet the high data capacity requirements of passengers and resolve signal interference issues.

  • Free “Bamboo Basket” app that allows passengers to enjoy movies, music, books, comics, games, and other on-demand entertainment programs, as well as also providing specialist travel services such as ticket reservations. C Media has a dedicated team that will continue to optimize the basket of services based on the current market and user feedback.
  • Fanless, ruggedized hardware system developed by VIA to ensure reliability and performance in demanding operational environments, including varying power supply requirements, wide operating temperature ranges, and extreme vibration conditions. The system provides the backbone to the service platform and is capable of supporting up to 120 users per train car.  
“We are delighted to be working with C Media on the development this ground-breaking system,” commented Richard Brown, Vice-President International Marketing, VIA Technologies Inc. “It provides rail operators in China with the ability to transform the passenger experience by ensuring uninterrupted Internet connectivity to deliver a huge choice of entertainment programming and travel-related services.”
“We have signed an agreement with six national railway bureaus including Guangzhou, Kunming, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, and Hohhot, to install the systems in over 700 trains.” C Media Chief Technology Officer Dr Jian Zhao said. “Implementing the solution into the development process gives us many obvious advantages and in partnering with VIA we can not only accelerate the development time for our Wi-Fi service system, but also carry out easier system upgrades.”

For more information about the Wi-Fi Service System, please visit:

For images related to this release, please visit:

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in the development of highly-integrated embedded platform and system solutions for M2M, IoT, and Smart City applications, ranging from video walls and digital signage to healthcare and industrial automation. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the many world’s leading hi-tech, telecommunications, consumer electronics industry brand names.

VIA PR Contact

Richard Brown
(886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Note to reporters, editors and writers: VIA is written in ALL CAPS.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.