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  • Uncategorized Comments Off on How Technology Can Help Endangered Tree Species

    Technology plays a huge role when it comes to various industries and most especially when it comes to international wildlife trade and regulatory enforcement. Let us take for example the recent technology that has the capacity to track timbers that are being traded. Though this is still a new technology, the importance it plays is not overlooked by the people involved and is more recognized due to the desire of the consumers to know more about the timbers that are being harvested in a legal manner. They also want to make sure that they are sourced from a sustainable environment and managed properly.

    According to a list released by CITES in 1975, there are only 18 species of timber in existence – now that number has grown to more than 400. The majority of these species are coming from tropical countries where harvesters are subjected to rough challenges in order to prove that they have gathered the timber legally and in a sustainable condition.

    The technology that is now employed on timber has the capacity to track and is designed to create way to model as well as record the in and outs of the timber and its resulting products that is travelling through its supply chain. As of today, technologies only differ from one another because of its sophistication. The system can be as simple as a paint markings left on the wood which are then recorded through a spreadsheet.

    There are latest technologies that are better but the downside is that they are expensive and needs more innovative methods so they can be made affordable and available to the local market. Here are some of the latest techniques:

    • RFID or radio frequency identification. This resembles the process of barcoding and is a way to match the unique data of a timber recorded on a database.
    • Aerial drones. This can be used to monitor the animals as well as record activities of the poachers and may be controlled using tablet devices.
    • DNA sampling. Matching is done with the use of the timber’s DNA rather than a unique data. This requires all the DNA of all existing species.
    • Isotopic sampling. The same as the DNA sampling but timber products are not required. Isotopes can be collected from the land where the tree grew.

    In order to contribute to the environment, take care of your trees and hire a professional arborist from All trees Perth.

  • Business Comments Off on Application Speeds Up Car Insurance Claims

    Claim Di just recently announced their new service Claim Di K4K (“knock for knock”) which allows customers who experience minor collisions to simply shake their mobile phones when filing a claim for a Car Insurance.

    Claim Ki K4K claim process

    First-class Car Insurance holders will be offered this service. When a collision happens and the two drivers have the application currently installed in their mobile phones as well as a registration with Claim Di, they can both shake their smartphones next to each other resulting in the claim being filed on their behalf.

    Kittinan Anuphan who is the chief executive officer and founder of Anywhere 2 Go, Claim Di’s developer, mentioned that during the process of shaking their phones, the Car Insurance details are exchanged and are sent to their respective insurers for quick approval. When the claim has been approved, they can right away leave the accident scene without waiting for their insurance adjusters.

    Kittinan said that when using the Claim Ki K4K service, the policyholders will just spend a few minutes making claims rather than a 30 minute wait for the insurance adjuster surveying the case.

    Claim Ki K4K availability and affiliated insurance partners

    Claim Di K4K has already become available since September 1 for first-class motor policy holders with Muangthai Insurance, Bangkok Insurance, Thanachart Insurance and Deves Insurance.

    Customers from 6 other insurance companies will then be able to use the Claim Di K4K within October. These 6 more companies are Thaisri Insurance, Generali Insurance, Thai Setakij Insurance, Chubb Samaggi Insurance, AXA Insurance and LMG Insurance.

    The target group includes around 50% of the sum of top Car Insurance policies from all ten companies.

    Kittinan mentioned that the new service is beneficial for these 10 companies saving around Bt45 million annually. They will no longer need to send the adjuster for claim handling. This is both efficient for policyholders and companies alike.

    App downloads and registration

    As of September, the are 30,000 downloads of the Claim Ki K4K app, and 17,000 have already gone through Car Insurance policy registration. Since some have multiple policies, there are 20,000 Car Insurance (ประกันภัยรถยนต์) policies on the app ready for the “knock for knock” claims.