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"This is a hugely important moment for passengers on the East Coast. Our new fleet of Azumas will … propel one of the UK's most prestigious lines into the 21st century." ? Sir Richard Branson.
With quick acceleration, fast journey times and better comfort, Hitachi's brand new, highly advanced Azuma trains will service the UK's East Coast from 2018. The 65 trains will provide an extra 12,200 seats, and with an expanded timetable, they will increase capacity into London's King's Cross station by 28 percent during peak times. They will be operated by Virgin Trains and will be called Virgin Azuma. Literally translated as “East” in Japanese, Azuma are state-of-the-art Intercity Express trains that will transform rail travel for passengers between London, northeast England and Scotland. Among the trains' many benefits are lower emissions, more direct services, greater comfort, fast and free Wi-Fi, and of course, faster journey times.
Hitachi is partnering with companies involved in FinTech inside and outside of Japan to support the creation of new business models at financial institutions.
Hitachi's Oasis MRI scanner gives improved imaging for more accurate diagnoses
The Santa Maria della Misericordia hospital in Rovigo, Italy, chose Hitachi’s Oasis MRI scanner as a powerful, reliable imaging system that enables clinicians to provide the very best care for patients. For the hospital, that is the priority.
Tata Hitachi and Sushee InfraChanging the face of coal excavation industry in India
Tata Hitachi is at the forefront of construction equipment industry in India. Over the years, Tata Hitachi has expanded and created a robust, diversified product portfolio which boasts of state-of-the-art technology, unmatched quality and strong adherence to compliances.
Hitachi VeinID helps STAR Tasmania to reduce human resources costs
STAR Tasmania changes the lives of more than 250 Tasmanians with a disability every year through various support services including group housing to enable people to live in the community. With more than 16 sites, STAR provides supported accommodation and respite services to Tasmanians with disabilities and their families.
Gulf Earth Moving chooses Hitachi EX1900-6 to help excavate one of the largest port projects in the world.
The New Port, located on the outskirts of Doha, will be a vital component in Qatar's economic infrastructure. But the main challenge is to overcome the harsh climatic and geological conditions that make work difficult in this region. Keeping in mind the project's tight schedule and the shipping and assembly requirements for the excavators, Gulf Earth Moving has chosen the Hitachi EX1900 ? 6 to help excavate more than 30 million cubic meters of sand and limestone from the site.
Advanced ATM Solution technology for Evolved Needs in India
Olympia Group is one of the leaders of Chennai's growing real estate market. Renowned eco-friendly developer with its first project Olympia Technology Park being granted the status of the "Largest LEED Gold rated Green Building in the World", Olympia has set the benchmark for quality developments.
Using Hitachi's Hi Vision Preirus ultrasound scanners to give high-quality imaging
Turkey is widely predicted to be one of the World's fastest growing economies over the next decade. It has an expanding population of over 77 million people, which is aging and placing increasing pressure on the healthcare system. The population is also becoming more affluent and demanding higher quality healthcare.
A leading research support agency partners with HDS to make vital data accessible
Intersect is Australia's largest eResearch support agency. In its collaboration with New South Wales' university sector, it needed to process massive amounts of data and provide a platform for global collaborations. Read about how the solutions provided by Hitachi Data Systems have fostered innovation and enabled life-saving research.
A massive heating and cooling center becomes more efficient thanks to Hitachi Appliances' innovative new chiller
The Shinjuku District Heating and Cooling Center opened in 1971 to centrally manage air conditioning for buildings in the busy Shinjuku region of Tokyo. Hitachi Appliances designed and manufactured the centrifugal chiller that serves as the center's core. When time came to replace the chiller, the Center's operators asked for a more efficient model. Through extensive testing this 'legendary' machine was made into a next-generation chiller with innovations in numerous areas.
Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency uses Hitachi technology to solve a conservation challenge
A conservation program sought to reintroduce the Arabian Oryx to its natural habitat. But the only water in this remote desert area was deep underground, and had twice the salt content of seawater. Plus there was no electricity. Read about how Hitachi applied its technologies to an ingenious solution that desalinates water with minimum environmental impact.
One of India's fastest-growing banks automates its transactions with Hitachi ATMs
At both merchant and retail levels, Karur Vysya Bank was experiencing a huge increase in transaction volume. To rectify long queues at tellers and security issues, it needed an automated and efficient ATM solution. See how the Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions Cash Recycling ATM helped it address multiple needs and improve its services.
Two UK companies find the monitoring solutions they need in Global e-Service
HM Plant rents out construction machinery. Land & Water uses machinery for development projects. Both companies faced challenges in managing huge volumes of information about vital aspects of their businesses. See how deploying Hitachi's Global e-Service system helped them stay on top of their wide-ranging operations.
Hilton Istanbul is working towards its sustainability goals with help from Hitachi
The Hilton Istanbul is more than Turkey's first five-star hotel. It's part of a global hospitality business that makes sustainability a top priority. Due to population growth and urbanization, demand for water is constantly increasing in Istanbul, along with cost. The Hilton turned to Hitachi for a solution that would allow it to reuse and conserve water through innovative technologies.
Microscopes at Mobile Nanotechnology Schools in Brazil motivate students and inspire development
After surveying various new technologies, SESI and SENAI-SP, two non-profit social and educational institutes in S?o Paulo , saw nanotechnology as an opportunity for investment in knowledge and a way to stimulate youth education. The project Nanomundo (Nanoworld) uses Hitachi's TM3000 TableTop Microscope in its teaching concepts and high-tech experiments, demonstrating the importance of sciences today and in the future.
Loaning high-powered microscopes to schools in the U.S. ignites interest in science for students and teachers
There has been ongoing concern that American students are not receiving adequate education in math and the sciences. The number of students pursuing science-related careers is also decreasing at the same time that job opportunities in science-related and high technology fields are increasing. Experts fear we will not be able to meet our future workforce needs. By loaning its TM3000 microscope to schools and universities around the country, Hitachi is hoping to help get students and teachers excited about science.
Through diagnostic imaging, a hospital in Brazil fulfills an urgent need in its community
Located in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Santa Casa de Avar? is a hospital has strived to offer its local population the best possible healthcare services since 1904. Though it provided a full range of services, from heart disease to neurology surgeries, it needed an image diagnosis center. See how Hitachi Medical Systems' AIRIS II helped doctors perform tests more quickly and accurately and provide safer, better care to patients.
A huge social facility in Brazil keeps thousands of visitors cool every day with Hitachi Air Conditioning
The SESC (Social Service of Commerce), an educational, cultural and leisure institution in Brazil, built a spacious new building in Sao Paulo. It needed an air conditioning solution that consumed low power and required little upkeep. Read about how Hitachi Air Conditioning Brazil has provided comfort, energy saving, and zero corrective maintenance in a facility that can welcome up to 15,000 people in a day.
The Nooriro commuter train for Korea Railroad provides benefits for passengers and the environment
Introduced in 2009, Nooriro is a lightweight electric train that operates between Seoul and Sinchang Stations. This next-generation system is part of Korea's efforts to phase out its older diesel locomotives in favor of more environmentally-friendly electric trains. Read how its sleek design, spacious interiors, and advanced technologies and support from Hitachi keep passengers comfortable and its operations efficient.
Bank BPH becomes a pioneer in implementing Finger Vein Technology for authentication within its branches
In 2013, Bank BPH branches across Poland began using Finger Vein biometrics. The innovative technology first had to be connected to the bank's IT systems. Then customers had to be convinced of its security and its benefits. With Hitachi Europe Ltd. as a partner, Bank BPH was able to make this happen. How did it achieve its goals, and what future applications is it considering for this groundbreaking technology?
An Australian coal mining contractor meets demand by growing its fleet of Hitachi equipment
At the Middlemount Coal Mine in Queensland, NRW Civil and Mining started its operations with a volume of 2.8 million tonnes of coal a year. That number will soon double, and a large part of its success is due to its growing fleet of Hitachi machinery. NRW workers have benefitted from Hitachi's leading-edge power and innovative tracking system - though the quick turnaround of Hitachi's dump trucks keeps them on their toes.
The German Space Operations Center uses Hitachi data storage to manageexperiments in space
The Columbus Module is the European research laboratory on theInternational Space Station. The German Space Operations Center needed a stable, reliable storage system to manage vital data for experiments to be conducted on the ISS. Its previous system could not meet the demands of the job, which is why it turned to Hitachi Data Systems. The result is a system that fully meets current and future needs with virtually zero outages.
An aging infrastructure is upgraded to provide water to 8.8 million people
Sao Paulo attracted a huge influx of people in the 1960s, but its outdated water infrastructure couldn't support this growth in population. To combat shortages and improve water quality, the service provider Sabesp needed a partner. A worldwide search led them to Hitachi Plant Technologies, who helped Sabesp find a solution to its battle with rugged uphill terrain and keep the water supply flowing.
A growing region gets a much-needed upgrade in its transportation system
Safe, reliable, and efficient transportation is the goal of Trensurb, the agency responsible for upgrading the rail system in a southern region of Brazil. Overcrowded highways were once a part of daily life for commuters between these rapidly-growing cities. But with the train system provided by Hitachi Transportation Systems, Trensurb was able to meet its goal and provide commuters with the means to get where they need to be with amazing reliability.
Experience and teamwork lead to a dependable and exciting experience for passengers
Japan's bullet trains are known throughout the world for their speed, design, and reliability. Hitachi, which built the Shinkansen, drew on its experience supplying trains for the Japanese market when it was contracted to deliver the UK's first domestic high-speed rail service. Learn about how Hitachi expertise, technology, and know-how were put to use to create Britain's favorite commuter train.
A solution for reducing voltage fluctuations from renewable energy use
Renewable energies such as solar and wind power are a key part of the UK's ambitious carbon reduction targets. However, inconsistencies in weather can cause fluctuations in voltage for power customers. Hitachi Europe Smart Cities Energy Group put its expertise and technologies to work to help address these problems in an effective way, including the installation of Hitachi D-STATCOM near a wind farm.
Poland's PBS Bank employs Finger Vein Technology to provide important services to customers
PBS Bank was looking for a secure and reliable way to distribute social benefits and provide other services to its customers, including cash withdrawals. Hitachi's Finger Vein Technology was offered as a solution that could enable efficient and secure services benefitting a wide range of users. It was seen as a breakthrough that could make services more efficient and also help this community bank to gain new clients. What at first was considered a novelty is now something the bank feels it can't live without.
Hitachi technologies assist Minnesota Power in meeting strict emissions standards
To comply with strict federal and state air quality standards, Minnesota Power faced a need to reduce its emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. Amongst specific requirements and a tight schedule, Hitachi Power Systems America was able to utilize its technologies and expertise to help MP surpass its goals.
Hitachi Cable Manchester addresses concerns about PVC used in cable products
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is the most widely used cable insulating material in the world. Studies have shown that it may have harmful effects on humans and animals. In this feature, representatives from Hitachi Cable Manchester (now part of Hitachi Cable America) discuss the pros and cons of PVC and compare it to other plastics commonly used by people around the world every day.
A growing business finds a reliable way to store more data into a smaller footprint
Non-profit medical centers all over the United States rely on University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) to store vital data for their operations. To help control rising costs and reduce its growing server space, UHC turned to Hitachi Data Systems for a solution. Manager of Infrastructure, Steven Carlberg, explains how Hitachi offered an ideal solution and became a reliable partner every step of the way.
Efficiency and productivity were the goals of a 16-month project in Korea
In addition to its liquidity risk management needs, the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of Korea turned to LG Hitachi when it needed to improve scalability on its mainframe and improve the efficiency of its accounting system. By switching the mainframe to UNIX and integrating multiple systems into a single platform, LG Hitachi helped the Federation become even more productive.
LG Hitachi helps a Korean agricultural cooperative get a better idea of its funds
This is the first of two case studies on the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of Korea. A liquidity risk management system was vital for its day-to-day operations, but the one it had was too large and too slow in identifying ways funding could be used immediately. LG Hitachi provided a solution that speeded up processes and identified factors, without any additional hardware required.
A museum in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona uses technology to keep visitors engaged
Sant Boi de Llobregat is a region near Barcelona in Spain. Its museum is full of fascinating historical and cultural artifacts, so it wanted to treat its visitors to a modern experience that was both educational and entertaining. Hitachi's Ultra Short Throw Projectors create a visually stimulating experience within small spaces, helping the museum pass the region's legacy to future generations.