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PARC and NCS Partner to Bring Silicon Valley Innovation to Singapore Markets
Plans to Jointly Explore Condition-Based Maintenance Opportunities

1 June 2017

Palo Alto, CA -- PARC, a Xerox company, and NCS, a wholly owned information, communications and technology (ICT) services provider of the Singtel Group, jointly announced its partnership to leverage PARC’s innovative R&D environment to collaborate with NCS on technologies to serve customers in Singapore and other markets within the region. NCS and PARC will work together to offer PARC’s Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) technologies with NCS’ applications development, sensor, analytics, and system integration capabilities.

“CBM is an important set of software and sensor technologies that help maintain and improve failing equipment and infrastructure, like trains, roads and bridges,” said PARC Director of Business Development Aki Ohashi. “Of course, as systems around the world age, we need innovative solutions to ensure these systems can continue to operate and remain safe. PARC’s work in this area is helping global companies innovate in the area of systems maintenance, and we look forward to working with NCS to expand our reach.”

PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Today, PARC continues the physical, computer, and social sciences research that enables breakthroughs to help grow our clients' businesses. NCS delivers end-to-end information, communications and technology solutions to help governments and enterprises realize business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology.

“NCS and PARC recognize that significant synergies could be realized by creating a strategic alliance,” said Mr. Ferry Chung, Vice President of Smart & Safe City Centre of Excellence and Communications Engineering, NCS. “We look forward to working together to identify projects and explore beneficial ways to collaborate. Clearly, the IoT creates a substantial opportunity in today’s market, and we look forward to providing our customers with innovative ways to take advantage of the digital transformation.”

The reliability and uptime of infrastructure systems is becoming critical. As service budgets continue to be stretched, maintenance, operations, manufacturing, and design teams are under tremendous pressure to maximize system life and utilization without compromising safety and operational uptime. PARC’s CBM technologies empower engineers, operators, and maintenance personnel to improve the reliability and maintainability of critical systems, and transition from conventional schedule-driven inspections to effective CBM. 

About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realize business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions. It also provides mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services. For more information, please visit www.ncs.com.sg.

 About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses. To learn more about PARC, visit www.parc.com or contact engage@parc.com.

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