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Medtronic launches center in Singapore to drive access to technology and training share and learn through state-of-the-art virtual technologies . It also provides them with access to immersive learning experiences , round-the-clock remote training and future healthcare technologies and innovation .

Medtronic , a global leader in healthcare technology , has launched the Medtronic Customer eXperience Center ( MCXC ) in Singapore , leveraging innovative healthcare technologies across extended reality ( XR ), Virtual Reality and robotics to connect the global healthcare community from anywhere , at any time .

A first for Medtronic in Asia , MCXC ’ s network capabilities will bring together healthcare professionals from around the world to ideate ,
“ Today ’ s event serves as an important milestone ,” said Geoff Martha , Chairman and CEO , Medtronic . “ Technology and innovation are the only ways to address today ’ s rapidly evolving healthcare environment . Our focus on addressing unmet patient needs through the application of biomedical engineering and our collaboration with clinicians across Asia will only be strengthened through the new customer experience center . I look forward to the ongoing partnership with Singapore , as the region continues to gain momentum as a healthcare hub for Asia . Together , we can deliver on the Medtronic Mission to alleviate pain , restore health and extend life for millions – across Singapore , Asia and the world .”

Vertiv supports Singapore ’ s first tropical data center testbed with energy-efficient cooling technologies

Vertiv has announced that it has partnered with National University of Singapore ( NUS ) and Nanyang Technological University ( NTU ) Singapore in the development of a state-of-the-art data center testbed facility .

Vertiv has provided racks , rack power distribution ( rPDU ), and high-density cooling solutions to demonstrate advanced thermal management technologies to support data centers located in tropical locations .
Known as the Sustainable Tropical Data center Testbed ( STDCT ), the testing facility is the first-of-its-kind in the region . It was developed to enhance Singapore ’ s competitiveness in sustainable and efficient data center solutions . In this facility , innovative thermal management technologies will be tested to identify potential operational risks and design de-risking measures suited for the tropical climate .
“ In recent years , we ’ ve seen a shift of data center investments in tropical locations across Asia , largely due to decentralization and global expansion . With the growth in investments , Singapore has been touted as a key data center hub in the region ,” said Hitesh Prajapati , Country Manager for Vertiv . “ However , cooling high-density compute applications , especially in hot and humid tropical climates , can be a challenge . Traditional free-cooling methods that rely on cool , outdoor air to support IT equipment will not be as effective in tropical climates common in Singapore and many countries in Southeast Asia . This facility is an excellent avenue for us to showcase our latest thermal management technologies that support tropical climates .”
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