20 Ocak 2009 Salı


Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance regulation has proved to be one of the biggest operational challenges banks, accountants, lawyers and similar financial service providers worldwide have had to overcome.World-Check, the industry standard KYC compliance solution, provides an overview of KYC compliance and its origins, and outlines the compliance mandate as applicable to banks, accounting firms, lawyers and other regulated financial service providers – not just in the UK, Europe and the USA, but all around the world. Relied upon by more than 3,000 institutions worldwide, this KYC database solution provides effective legal and reputational risk reduction.Why “Know Your Customer?”The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre revealed that there were sinister forces at work around the world, and that terrorists activities were being funded with laundered money, the proceeds of illicit activities such as narcotics and human trafficking, fraud and organised crime. Overnight, the combating of terrorist financing became a priority on the international agenda.For the financial services provider of the 21st century, “knowing your customers” was no longer a suggested course of action. Based on the requirements of legislative landmarks such as the USA PATRIOT Act 2002, modern Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance mandates were created to simultaneously combat money laundering and the funding of terrorist activities.What is Know Your Customer (KYC)?Know Your Customer, or KYC, refers to the regulatory compliance mandate imposed on financial service providers to implement a Customer Identification Programme and perform due diligence checks before doing business with a person or entity.KYC fulfils a risk mitigation function, and one its key requirements is checking that a prospective customer is not listed on any government lists for wanted money launders, known fraudsters or terrorists.If preliminary KYC checks reveal that the person is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP), for example, Advanced Due Diligence must be done in order to ensure that the person’s source of wealth is transparent, and that he or she does not pose a reputational or financial risk in terms of their finances, public positions or associations. Beyond customer identification checks, the ongoing monitoring of transfers and financial transactions against a range of risk variables forms an integral part of the KYC compliance mandate.But to understand the importance of KYC compliance for financial service providers better, its origins need to be examined.Origins of Know Your Customer (KYC) complianceThe arrival of the new millennium was marred by a spate of terrorist attacks and corporate scandals that unmasked the darker features of globalisation. These events highlighted the role of money laundering in cross-border crime and terrorism, and underlined the need to clamp down on the exploitation of financial systems worldwide.Know Your Customer (KYC) legislation was principally not absent prior to 9/11. Regulated financial service providers for a long time have been required to conduct due diligence and customer identification checks in order to mitigate their own operation risks, and to ensure a consistent and acceptable level of service.In essence, the USA PATRIOT Act was not so much a radical departure from prior legislation as it was a firmer and more extensive articulation of existing laws. The Act would lead to the more rigorous regulation of a greater range of financial services providers, and expanded the authority of American law enforcement agencies in the fighting of terrorism, both in the USA and abroad.In October 2001, President George W. Bush signed off the USA PATRIOT Act, effectively providing federal regulators with a new range of tools and powers for fighting terror financing and money laundering. During July 2002, the US Treasury proceeded to introduce Section 326 of the PATRIOT Act, a clause that removed some key burdens for regulators and added significant enforcement muscle to the Act.What 9/11 changed, in essence, was the extent to which existing legislation was being implemented. Using the provisions of the earlier anti-terrorism USA Act as a foundation, it included the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act, which allowed for federal jurisdiction over foreign money launders and money laundered through foreign banks. Significantly, it is this anti-terror law that would make the creation of an Anti Money Laundering (AML) programme compulsory for all financial institutions and service providers.Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act dealt specifically with the identification of new customers (“CIP regulation”), and made extensive provisions in terms of KYC and the methods employed to verify client identities.In accordance with this piece of updated KYC legislation, federal regulators would hold financial institutions accountable for the effectiveness of their initial customer identification and ongoing KYC screening. Institutions are required to keep detailed records of the steps that were taken to verify prospective clients’ identities.Although current KYC legislation does not yet demand the exclusion of specific types of foreign-issued identification, it recommends the usage of machine-verifiable identity documents. The ability to notify financial institutions if concerns regarding specific types of identification were to arise, combined with a risk-based approach to KYC, proved to provide a robust mechanism for addressing security concerns.Effectively, the risk-based approach to customer due diligence grants regulated institutions a certain degree of flexibility to determine the forms of identification they will accept, and under which conditions.KYC compliance: Implications for banks, lawyers and accounting firmsThe KYC compliance mandate, for all its positive outcomes, has burdened companies and organisations with a substantial administrative obligation. Additionally, KYC compliance increasingly entails the creation of auditable proof of due diligence activities, in addition to the need for customer identification.

12 Ocak 2009 Pazartesi


CDM Electronics is a certified small business, CCR# 42827, founded in 1993, CDM Electronics' mission is to provide our customers with exceptional interconnect products and value added services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations. We welcome the chance to design a creative solution to the most challenging issues.
Our ProductsCDM Electronics is a NEDA Authorized Supplier for electronic connectors, coaxial cables and other interconnect products. This assures you that you are receiving factory new and approved products. With today's ever changing business climate, particularly in light of RoHS initiatives which transpired in July 2006, it is imperative that your applications perform to specification and in compliance with environmental and other government regulations. For those applications not requiring RoHS compliance, there are still several performance and reliability factors that are compromised when superior products are not deployed. Choose CDM for all of your interconnect sourcing requirements and you are guaranteed excellent products with on time deliveries.
Our ServicesIn 1999, CDM management recognized that customers wanted access to thousands of parts in stock ready for same day shipment. But this only represented half of our customers' needs. So we embarked upon a program to expand our offering into the arena of cable assembly and value added programs. Since that time, CDM has experienced explosive growth and now provides a host of value added services, from "womb to tomb". We provide quick turn engineering and cable assembly services for prime contractors, as well as 2nd and 3rd tier providers. Our satisfied customer list includes Northrop Grumman, BAE, General Dynamics, and all branches of the United States military: Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
CDM credits our great staff, especially our brilliant engineering team, with our enormous success in this area.
Proactive Cost Reduction Program™ Process improvement and cost-saving solutions are as important to us as they are to you. Our "Proactive Cost Reduction Program" is a trademarked initiative created by CDM Electronics to constantly create cost-saving solutions for our customers.
Our PeopleFrom Reception to Shipping, CDM Electronics is proud to have the most loyal & dedicated employees. But it takes more than just our own employees to make our company great. We rely heavily on the expertise of several of our providers, especially our web designers:

High Flow Range Mass Coriolis Flow Meter

Ideal for the measurement of flow, density and temperature of liquids and slurries, such as aggressive or contaminated, sanitary or particle-filled fluids.
Flow ranges from 60 to 60K Kg/Hr (2.2 to 1650 lb/min)
Accuracy up to 0.25% of reading
Materials: flow tubes - 316 L, splitter flanges - 316 Ti, housing - cast iron
Process temperature -40°F to 356°F
Ambient temperature -40°F to 140°F
Wide flow ranges
ACCURATE AND RELIABLEThis meter has the ability to maintain high accuracy, despite changing viscosity conditions, with accuracy of +0.25% of reading.

The ACM series has smooth stainless steel tubes and no moving parts, and is therefore very easy to flush and clean.

MULTI-TASKINGThe ACM series of mass coriolis flow meters measure flow, density and temperature.

Because of the meter's 316 stainless steel flow tubes, the ACM series can measure a wide range of materials.

Electronics available for the ACM series include a local, hazardous rated display and a remote, panel-mount digital display.

5 Ocak 2009 Pazartesi


Benefit from Huntron's 30 years of providing quality Diagnostic Tools for PCA Recovery With today's valid concerns for protection of our environment, the recovery, repair and recycling of printed circuit assemblies (PCAs) is a positive move towards sustainable environmental-friendly practices.Huntron has been helping businesses troubleshoot and repair printed circuit assemblies for over 30 years. Repairing rather than discarding failed PCAs keeps the potentially harmful chemical components such as lead out of our world's landfills and disposal sites.Below is a list of Huntron products to help you recover, repair and recycle PCAs:• Huntron Tracker 2800 • Huntron Tracker Model 30 • Huntron TrackerPXI • NFSA RF Prober New Version of Huntron Workstation Available!A new version of Huntron Workstation is now available for download. Go to the Workstation Support web page to download version 4.1.3273! Update December 22, 2008.New Automated Near Field Signature Analysis Combining the Huntron Access Robotic Probing Station, Huntron Workstation Software and the new Test Evolution (TEV) Non-Contact RF Near Field Probe with local synthetic measurement technology sets the standard for Near Field Signature Analysis (NFSA).Placing the sensor, receiver and signal processing in one compact RF Probe assembly allows the sensing of EM fields emanating from RF circuitry. A specific position in a Near Field is defined as a Virtual Test Point™ (VTP) where a NFSA measurement is made. Identical circuits emanate nearly identical fields at the VTP. The combination of Huntron Prober and TEV RF Probe allows accurate positioning and measurement of VTPs. This provides the repeatability to measure VTP's from 200MHZ to 3GHZ on RF assemblies. When used for test, an engineer examines the UUT schematic with an eye toward following the RF signal path. Using Huntron Workstation Software, points along that path are selected for Virtual Test Points (VTP). A set of known good boards are then scanned making and saving Near Field signatures at the VTP's. Unknown UUT's are scanned with the same VTP's against the saved signatures. Any deviation against stored signatures indicates areas of concern.Near Field Signature Analysis (NFSA) is close proximity sensing of EM fields emanating from RF circuitry. Near Fields are close to active circuits with the strength dependent on power and circuit design. AC circuits radiate a unique frequency and magnitude “signature” being a function of frequency of operation, magnitude, distance to the test probe and geometric location of the probe.The RF NFSA Prober will be available from Huntron to USA customers only in early 2009. Contact Huntron for more details on Near Field Signature Analysis.Download the latest NFSA RF Prober brochure now!Huntron Access USB Probers The NEW Huntron Access USB Probers are the latest versions of the popular robotic probers used to automate testing of complex printed circuit boards. The Access USB Probers come in two sizes - the Access USB Prober can handle PCBs up to 19.4” by 14” and the larger Access 2 USB Prober can hold PCBs up to 22” by 23” in size. The new Probers come with a USB Probe Tip camera to monitor the probe placement as the test progresses. Both Probers uses linear encoders for incredible 20 micron accuracy. The new Access USB Probers can also be ordered with the Tracker Model 30 embedded inside the chassis for a space saving, all-in-one platform.Download the latest Diagnostic Systems brochure now!Huntron's flexible, automated diagnostic solutions help people solve circuit card problems.
Huntron was founded in 1976 with the introduction of the Huntron Tracker®, the pioneering troubleshooting tool that uses power-off signature analysis to identify component failures on printed circuit boards.
Today, Huntron's reputation in providing automated power-off diagnostics results in instrumentation and software for test, inspection and repair of electronic printed circuit assemblies. As density and complexity increase, printed circuit assemblies become tougher to probe and test. Huntrom complements conventional test equipment with access and test tools that catch the elusive problems other test methods often miss. The keys are physical and virtual access, which translates into meaningful results such as shorther design cycles, improved production yield and lower warranty costs. When you need to test, diagnose or troubleshoot complex circuit boards, Huntron lets you access, explore and discover more.Contact us for more information on how we can help solve your test and troubleshooting needs ALINTI


Adding a Huntron® Scanner to your Tracker Model 30 system lets you access components using standard DIP clips and cables, custom cables to PCB connectors or interface to a bed-of-nails.You can compare one component with another in real-time (64 pins max.) or use your PC to automate testing and scan up to 128 pins.Huntron Scanners can be used with a Huntron Access Prober to provide Common line connections while the Prober is probing a PCB. This method gives you up to 128 selectable Commons to use. For example, you can connect the Scanner to a connector on a PCB mounted in the Prober using a common ribbon style cable. While the Prober is probing, any one of the lines on the connected ribbon cable can be selected as the Common reference. This would provide you true point-to-point testing capabilities.Note: The ProTrack Scanner will be replaced by the Scanner II and/or the Scanner 31S effective 1/1/2008. This applies to commercial sales only.Scanner II and Scaner 31S users may want to consider these Optional Accessories to enhance their test capabilities.
The Scanner II and Scanner 31S accessories add scanning capability to the Tracker Model 30
All Scanners have a minimum 64 pin capability
The Scanner II can scan up to 128 pins when the A and B channels are combined
The Scanner 31S use standard IDC style connectors
The Scanner II uses the common SCSI-2 (68 pin) style connectors
Up to 8 Scanner IIs can be “daisy-chained” to increase the available number of test pins
Selecting Accessories for your Scanner IIThe Scanner II accessories for interfacing to your printed circuit board come "ala carte". This means that you select the accessories you want included with your Scanner. Choose from SMT or through-hole style DIP clip and cable kits (Scanner Adapter required with Scanner II) or a mutli-pin breakout cable. Details on these accessories are provided on this page

3 Ocak 2009 Cumartesi


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