will present its final recommendations to Mr.
Canadian Internet services firm Tucows (TSE:TC) said it had acquired German domain registrar EPAG
Domainservices from telecommunications provider QSC (ETR:QSC) for USD2.
EPAG gives facility and electrical system operators an anything-to-anything networking solution that, when used with EDSA's Paladin([R]) Live([TM]) or Paladin Smart Grid[TM] platforms, aggregates all of the real-time data being generated by formerly-proprietary equipment and systems within their infrastructure.
Armed with this virtually limitless supply of power systems data, EPAG enables Paladin Live and Paladin Smart Grid to make highly-accurate predictions about the operational state of power infrastructure, by not only attaining access to real-time data, but by comparing data results back to the original design model; variations between the as-is and as-designed readings allow operators to isolate and preempt potential problems at their earliest stages, and ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency.
By serving as a universal translator for any data acquisition system, BMS, or data-producing component in an electrical network, EPAG ensures that no clue that could point to downstream operational power problems is overlooked.
EPAG and Minds + Machines were major sponsors and welcomed 250 major brandholders to events in Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.
Executives in marketing, trademark and IT told EPAG that many companies are preparing to apply for new TLDs, and understand the substantial value of this global digital asset.
Alexander Schwertner, Managing Director of EPAG, noted the enthusiastic response to the joint service offering of Minds + Machines and EPAG: "This roadshow has proven the market demand for new TLDs from businesses in Germany, underlining the need for ICANN to finalize the application procedure as soon as possible.
We are delighted with our partnership with EPAG in Germany, and gratified that our registry technology and application preparation services are getting substantial traction in the German market," said Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines.
In upcoming weeks, EPAG and Minds + Machines will run workshops throughout Germany for companies considering TLDs -- including information on how to prepare their ICANN application.
campaigners celebrated a rare victory in October when Stockton Council refused plans submitted by housebuilders McCarthy & Stone to demolish two family homes on The Avenue, Eaglescliffe, and build 42 self-contained apartments for the elderly.
Melanie Kilburn, spokeswoman for EPAG
, said members fear that developers are after every large house.