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Ideanomics Reports 503 EV Units Processed for July & August an Increase from Q2

Ideanomics Announces MEG's July and August Activity

203 Units Delivered in July and August

­ 557 Units Invoiced in July and August

 

NEW YORK – Sep 15, 2020 – Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) ("Ideanomics" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its Mobile Energy Global (MEG) division's activity from the period starting July 1, 2020, and ending August 31, 2020.

MEG activities during the period of July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 were as follows:

Vehicle Type

Units Invoiced

(pending expected delivery)

Units Delivered

Heavy Trucks

-

25

Taxis/Ride-Hailing

557

178

TOTAL UNITS

557

203

"Units Delivered" refers to vehicles which have been delivered to customers, and Ideanomics has obtained the delivery notes. "Units Invoiced (pending expected delivery)" refers to customer orders where sales invoices have been issued and units ordered are still pending expected delivery. Delivery dates vary according to the type of vehicle and manufacturer availability.  

The US GAAP accounting treatment for the anticipated revenue from the above orders will not be finalized until the order transactions complete. Consequently, the revenue may be reported on a Gross or Net basis and some portion may be deferred to future accounting periods.

 

About Ideanomics


Ideanomics is a global company that facilitates the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and supports next-generation financial services and fintech products. Our electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides group purchasing discounts on commercial electric vehicles, EV batteries and electricity, as well as financing and charging solutions; we refer to this business model as sales to financing to charging (S2F2C). Ideanomics Capital provides fintech services that include intelligent and innovative solutions powered by AI and blockchain. Together, MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with more efficient solutions for a greener economy.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Qingdao, and operations in the U.S., China, Ukraine, and Malaysia.

Posted in: Automotive,Business,Finance,Finance Market,Technology

Personal Tech Concierge Simplifies Life for Seniors

Did your computer update and now something doesn’t work?  Virus on your smartphone?  Is your car’s technology a bit overwhelming to understand?  Did you buy a new device or program and just cannot for the life of you figure it out?  Printer won’t talk to your laptop?  These are all common problems that a personal tech concierge can help you solve and improve your tech literacy along the way.

Instead of calling the Geek Squad or dropping hundreds of dollars for an Apple Genius, you can stay home and get a personalized solution fast.  Work with a personal tech concierge to address your unique problem in your best learning style and find a solution on your budget.

“My job is teaching people how to use new technology based on their specific challenges, questions, and complaints, and to identify the best, easiest, and most cost-effective solution,” explains New Jersey-based personal tech concierge Steven Kohn, of SJK Consulting.  “I also provide follow-up instructions and other reference resources at the end of each session.”

Tech concierges like Kohn can work with clients in person, or remotely.  Unlike common technology resources found at Best Buy, The Apple Store, and other retailers whose motive is sales, education and simplifying are always at the forefront of Kohn’s services.  If the goal is to learn how to troubleshoot, or how to use a specific program or device, he will work with each client based on their needs and learning style.  As technology grows increasingly complex each day, Kohn’s objective is to make it as transparent as possible while his clients reap the benefits that it provides.

“Steven helped me fix my 12-year-old computer over the phone,” said customer Sheila Danzig.  “If he can teach this 72-year-old woman how to be computer-savvy, imagine what he can do for you!”

Kohn also assists with installation and setup of devices, malware and virus remediation, and a long list of other repair and maintenance services for PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android devices with all operating systems.

Another offering in his arsenal enables his clients to save tons of money by “cutting the cord” – essentially replacing expensive cable TV with state-of-the-art streaming devices and services. “I called Steve to help us become a cable free home. He suggested the equipment, installed it, and explained, with great patience, how to make the most of it. We are now saving monthly dollars,” explains client Jeffrey Wallach.  Kohn says, “Customers can often cut their cable bill in half by cutting the cord.”

On the subject of state-of-the-art, Kohn also help you make your home “smart“. In a “Smart Home” you can control things like security access, lighting, temperature and even home theater devices through voice commands or with automation. His client, Douglas Weiss said, “Steve has helped us turn our home into a Smart Home. He recommended equipment, helped us install it, and debugs issues when they arise.”

“Mr. Kohn has encyclopedic knowledge of the tech field, and he is a good and patient teacher,” reviews customer Lucille Uhlman.  “He says that there is a solution to every problem, and, so far, he’s right.”

For educational, cost-effective solutions to tech woes, contact Steven Kohn and SJK Consulting at 862-234-5646 or info@sjkconsulting.net.

Client Lucille Uhlman is happy with her new found knowledge from SJK Consulting

Steven Kohn explaining Smart TV features to Jeff and Jane Scheetz

Steven Kohn teaching new iPad features to Jeff and Jane Scheetz

In-Person visits are safe as all parties wear masks

Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Living,Professional Services,Technology

Aspects of Online Reputation Management & its Services

Everyone on this blue-marble planet is completely immersed in the fanaticized online world. The Online world is developing with such force that it is almost next to impossible to ban or control it. But do you really aware of the jeopardy offered by this inexplicable magnetic online world.

The spellbinding Internet world creates situation where there are no secrets left. The internet mirrors, magnifies and makes everything more visible to everyone (the good, the bad: the ugly truth of your everyday life). Though you have a habit to delete negative content but in the internet space delete does not always mean delete. Remove negative links from Google search are immutable and hence can’t be erased. 

Digital footprints are known as the data obtained from the digitally traceable behavior & online presence of an individual. Positive information about you or your business is beneficial for you but single negative information will give you nightmares. In this digital world, whatever goes online remains there for eternity. Whatever you put online further become your digital footprints whether it is Remove complaints from Google search, Remove person information from Google search or Remove arrested record from Google search of an individual. These negative information will lead to various adverse consequences.

Although, digital footprints are not a complete picture of a person, but being a social animal you should know how information about you could affect your online reputation. In an era of digitalization everyone is too eager to disclose their personal information online and aren’t eager enough to protect it.

Surprisingly a substantial amount of people are unaware of the term digital footprints and hence failed to secure them. Your social media activity, your browsing history, online subscriptions, any information on your personal website whether it’s an image, video or any information you share on internet with your name on it is recorded and leads to may tarnish your online presence.

Risk is uncertain. Luckily, your online reputation may be pretty good till now but there are certain chances someone can harm that, someone can tamper your online reputation anytime. Hence, to mitigate the risk, Delete Negative Content team has come up with an innovative service plan which acts like a protective shield which will firewall against negative threats that can affect your online reputation.

Delete Negative Content is in the early stages of metamorphosis and expected to grow in a year or two.

While some people may think that only businesses with negative online reputations need this type of service, all businesses can benefit from some level of online reputation management. 

Whether your online reputation is positive, negative or nonexistent, chances are, your business can benefit from hiring a reputation management service. However, the minute difference lies in when, how and what management strategies these services can deploy that can beneficial for your company the most.

For illustration, companies having good online reputation can benefit from consistent maintenance strategies like review management. Companies having negative online reputations may require an advanced version of strategies to minimize negative search results and highlight positive business achievements.

Establishing a brand new online reputation can be bit difficult; but hiring a good online reputation management company can benefit immensely.

If you believe in prevention, and don’t want a dip in your business graph better set up a Google alert! Make sure your social media password is strong and it has all those upper and lowers case, alphabet and numeric, integrated with your mobile. Also, make sure you have fixed your privacy settings according to your interest and needs. Don’t share your personal stuff frequently on social media. Watch out, you can be butt! For people who are more vulnerable as an individual like HNIs, Celebrity, and Politicians and corporate, should consult an appointment for online monitoring.

Many digital marketing companies like Delete Negative Content mostly work when a pall of online gloom pervades over clients and poses a threat. To maintain your online reputation like Remove complaints from Google search, Remove person information from Google search or Remove arrested record from Google search of an individual, one must be alert always.

In order to remove a complaint from google search permanently, only an expereince and skilled person can be a savior. Complaint removal services helps individuals, Celebs, Politicians, HNIs and enterprises in this process, while burying the negative comments dip down in the Google search page and help your business to grow.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Marketing & Sales,Services,Technology

Regroup Unveils Updated Mass Notification Platform Built to Meet Changing Client Needs

Regroup Mass Notification, an award-winning provider of emergency and day-to-day mass notification technology, today announced the release of its fully updated platform. This highly anticipated upgrade was driven by customer feedback, requests, and more than a decade of experience in delivering millions of critical and emergency notifications.

The renovated Regroup solution is a high-performance platform that directly responds to the needs of organizations across many industries that 10+ years ago didn’t need a mass notification system, but now see it as an essential tool for keeping people and their assets safe. The new enhancements — combined with previous features such as robust API integrations, a versatile set of mobile applications, unparalleled 24/7 client support and more — continue to place Regroup as the leader in the field of mass notification.

The many improvements in the newest Regroup product launch include:

  • Powerful delivery speeds will allow organizations to send up to 20,000 voice calls, 65,000 text/SMS, 100,000 emails, and 540,000 push notifications per minute
  • Enhanced mapping features that enable powerful geo-targeted alerts to be sent to client-specific locations such as offices, neighborhoods, school locations, and more
  • Powerful and consolidated reporting for message delivery, response rates and more
  • Easier message sending with greater customization options
  • Highly customizable administration permissions and rules and unlimited groups, templates, and admins allowed in every account
  • Built-in solutions for commonly-requested customer support items
  • Streamlined implementation and initial set-up for new clients
  • Redefined and elegant user interface for IT professionals and every admin in the system
  • Security and hosting from industry leader Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • An enhanced dashboard for users at all levels of administration

 

“Our whole team worked together to ensure this upgrade to our platform was completely customer-driven,” said Chris Utah, the Chief Operating Officer of Regroup. “This latest version of Regroup is a direct response to our clients’ requests and suggestions, and addresses their wants and needs. Every update to our platform was specifically chosen to help our clients keep people safer and better informed.”

Interested parties can join a free webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to see a live demo and presentation of the new Regroup Mass Notification platform.

To learn more about Regroup Mass Notification, and how its advanced notification solutions are helping organizations overcome communication challenges, please visit http://www.regroup.com to request a free customized demo.

About Regroup

Regroup Mass Notification empowers better mass communication that keeps people safe and informed at all times. The company’s award-winning, cloud-based mass communication platform is what clients across North America and around the globe rely on to send both emergency and day-to-day communications to millions of people. By enabling one-click messaging to mobile devices, landlines, social media, email, websites, and more, Regroup Mass Notification helps organizations keep people safe, strengthen operational resilience, mitigate risk, and thrive in an increasingly unpredictable world.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

LinkeDrive Releases New App For Drivers!

LinkeDrive®, Inc., a leading provider of Driver Performance Management (DPM) solutions for the transportation industry, announces the release of the LinkeDriveR App, continuing their ongoing efforts to improve the end-to-end driver experience and empower drivers with the information they need to succeed.

Available for IOS, Android, and even laptops if drivers prefer. The LinkeDriveR App provides clear, visual, and intuitive communication of organizational goals and driver performance. Hailed by early adopters as the “Driver’s Go-To Hub That Makes a Difference” and boasting rich and easy-to-understand driver reporting and information, this app is a must-have for every transportation organization.

“We are thrilled to launch the LinkeDriveR App, completing our vision of enabling a self-regulating driver. With this new application, we are empowering our drivers with all (and only) the data, insights, and coaching that is needed, when and where they need it,” shares LinkeDrive’s CEO and Founder Jeff Baer. “For our drivers, it is a one-stop-shop, with easy access to intuitive, visual performance details. For our managers, it means that winning results can be driven with little to no effort in the office. With LinkeDriveR, drivers are much more engaged and happier -- and we know that happier and more engaged drivers are more productive, fuel efficient, and safe!”

Major features include:

  • LinkeDrive reporting. Daily MyDrive, Monthly MyScore, 30 / 60 / 90 Day Trends
  • Leaderboards. Easily extensible to any data set to create customized leaderboards (e.g., safety leaders, number of customers' “likes,” PedalCoach Score) and flexible reporting on fleets, regions, business units, and companies.
  • Driver coaching. Complete with personalized driver coaching, infographics, and video training support, including coaching review and engagement adherence scoring
  • Training and onboarding. Full suite of onboarding and training materials, spanning tips, infographics, and videos, for the best possible driver experience.
  • Configuration tuning and customization for drivers. Personalize your account, report delivery preferences, and the look and feel of your app
  • Other functionalities include… Star and create a favorite MyDrive list, easily share MyDrives, add truck specs to your reports

“These days, drivers, and for that matter, society as a whole, have greater expectations on the information that’s available to them in their personal lives, as well as at work. Apps showing progress against goals and performance are more and more commonplace in individuals’ daily lives,” says Tibor Ivanyi, VP of Engineering at LinkeDrive. “The transportation industry in many cases; however, has lagged in these modern approaches to provide the needed information to drivers in a fair and positive way that truly scales. By combining the latest in flexible, web-based, and mobile technologies, with Nobel prize-winning approaches in behavioral science, we’re truly creating a best-in-class experience for drivers with the LinkeDriveR App. The focus of our design is to provide a streamlined interface making it easy for drivers to see the good work they are doing out there every day!”

LinkeDrive’s leading-edge and patented Driver Performance Management (DPM) solution begins in the cab with real-time coaching, followed by context-rich daily, weekly, and monthly engagements with drivers, each attuned to organizational goals and objectives. An operationally streamlined and mobile-friendly portal is available to management, focused on ease-of-use and simplicity. Now with the LinkeDriveR™ App added for drivers, LinkeDrive truly completes their driver-focused DPM ecosystem.

About LinkeDrive, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, LinkeDrive is committed to helping trucking and logistics companies improve fuel efficiency, heighten safety, and increase the retention rates of their drivers. The company’s combined expertise in cloud-based, mobile technology and the trucking industry helps it to deliver solutions that accurately measure, coach, and report on vehicle dynamics, fuel usage, and driver performance. For further information, please visit http://www.linkedrive.com/. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Linkedrive/) and on Twitter @LinkeDrive.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Transportation & Logistics,Travel,U.S

Taskade: All-in-One Collaboration Platform Launches Free Real-time Workspace for Remote Teams and Y-Combinator Startups during COVID-19

The first all-in-one real-time organization and collaboration platform Taskade launches free upgrades for teams and individuals. This week, the team behind Taskade announced they are removing the limitations on the number of projects and tasks for all free accounts. Taskade users will now be able to create unlimited projects, templates, and invite an unlimited number of collaborators into their workspaces, all for free.

Following its debut at Y-Combinator’s demo day, Taskade set out on a mission to make remote collaboration simple. The platform helps remote teams stay competitive in the modern workplace by cutting down unnecessary friction in planning, organizing, and decision making, says Taskade CEO John Xie.

While remote teams can cherry-pick the tools they work with, the number of options available on the market makes for some really tough decisions. More often than not, trying to juggle several solutions means that meaningful, focused work takes a back seat.

Now that the need for remote collaboration tools has soared due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Taskade's offering seems like a sound proposition. Instead of adding yet another brick to the wall, the company takes a step back and combines document outlining and editing, visual mind mapping, video conferencing and task management in one, simple and elegant tool.

Apart from the upgraded free package, the platform offers two paid tiers for small businesses and enterprise-grade clients. Their unlimited plan ( per user) removes the cap on storage space for files and attachments. It also unlocks priority support and custom onboarding. The enterprise package is priced individually and adds extended security, control, and support.

If you have used tools like Asana, Trello, Todoist, Zoom, Notion, Microsoft Teams or Slack, you will feel at home as Taskade combines all the essential ingredients needed for remote collaboration into one simple tool. Another good news is that it’s available on all popular operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and as a browser extension and syncs in real-time.

Last year, the company secured a M seed investment from Y-Combinator and Grishin Robotics.

”We believe Taskade is fundamentally changing remote team collaboration by providing one tool that teams need to get work done effectively. Taskade provides a real-time, device-agnostic and cross-platform experience to end-users. We are excited to be part of the journey with the Taskade team,” said Dmitry Grishin, managing partner at Grishin Robotics.

If you’re interested in taking the app for a spin, head over to https://www.taskade.com/ to create a free account. You can also download Taskade’s mobile and desktop apps for all your devices at https://www.taskade.com/downloads/.

About Taskade

Based in San Francisco and Singapore, Taskade is a real-time organization and collaboration platform for remote professionals and distributed teams who want to stay competitive in the modern environment. Taskade helps its customers get work done together, faster and smarter by providing one tool for tasks, notes, mind mapping, and video conferencing, in one remote-first platform. Some of its happy customers include teams at Uber, Shopee, Capital One, YCombinator, Lyft, Compass, Activision, Booking.com and Transferwise.

Posted in: Education,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

HomeSeer Announces New Smart Home Hubs Powered With HS4 Software

HomeSeer continues its 21-year pursuit of smart home excellence with the release of 3 new smart home hubs. HomeTrollers Pi, Plus & PRO are powered by HS4 smart home software which features locally-managed (cloud-free) automation and includes several new features and integration options.

Chief among the improvements is an all new mobile-friendly interface that provides full system management from any device. Built-in support has also been added to view and record security cameras and an automatic backup function allows quick system recovery if needed.

Several free plugins have been released for easy integration with popular smart home products & technologies including Z-Wave, Zigbee, Philips Hue, Ecobee, Harmony Hub, Tuya, MyQ, Wemo, Rachio, LIFX and more. As with previous hubs, full support is also included for smart speakers, devices and cloud services from Amazon, Google and IFTTT.

HomeTroller Pi and PRO hubs are shipping now. HomeTroller Plus hubs will ship later this year. For more information on HomeTroller hubs, visit https://homeseer.com/home-controllers/

HomeSeer’s free remote access service (MyHS) has also been enhanced to include paid “Premium” options for users who need unified control of multiple systems and users, or require more storage space for system backups and camera recordings. Learn more about MyHS Premium here: https://homeseer.com/myhs-premium/

HomeSeer Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of smart home systems based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Its smart home software and hubs allow users to integrate and automate everything in their homes, including lights, thermostats, sensors, door locks, security systems and much more. HomeSeer systems are locally managed for performance, reliability and security. Visit https://homeseer.com/ for more information.

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Total Server Solutions Relaunches Brand, Unveiling New Brand Name - Performive

Total Server Solutions (TSS), the first hyper-converged, VMware multicloud provider, specifically built to serve the Mid-Market (MM), finalized its transformation to Performive. With this transformation, Performive launched a new look and feel, while also adding to its product portfolio, creating a full suite of fully-managed, secure, multicloud solutions and services.

“We are at a pivotal point in our growth and our capabilities as a managed cloud provider, making it the absolute right time to reintroduce our brand to our current and future customers,” assesses Gary Simat, CEO of Performive. “While the name may be new, our updated messaging encompasses 15 years of managing customer environments to evolve into hyperconverged, VMware-centric managed multicloud provider.”

The rebrand highlights an expanded infrastructure portfolio that focuses on the team’s long history as VMware experts. The technology offerings include secure, fully managed VMware Cloud, Private Cloud, Bare Metal, Colocation, and an entire suite of Veeam-powered Data Protection Services. To continue to serve customers with excellence, Performive has also introduced three tiers of customer support and engineering/consultancy services to meet Mid-Market IT Teams’ need for more regular access to expertise and time-saving environment management. With the new product and service offerings, Performive customers can focus on driving technology-forward innovations and business solutions in this demanding, ever-changing era.

“The team has been proactively serving our loyal customer base with a performance-first mentality for over a decade. With performance and service excellence as key components of our organization’s core culture, the new brand name was an easy, authentic choice for the leadership team,” comments Danielle Walter, Vice President of Marketing, on the new brand identity. “We can now clearly and concisely tell the story of our past, present, and vision for the future with our updated messaging and product portfolio.”

The new logo and brand imagery’s mountain landscape symbolize that Performive is the experienced guide to lead customers through unchartered terrain of strategizing performant cloud environments that optimize their mission-critical workloads and applications.

Founded in 2005, the organization has gained the attention of several publications and company rankings lists, including becoming recipients of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award and 2018, 2019, and 2020’s Pacesetter Award. Performive recently landed a spot on one of the most prestigious rankings list, Inc 5000’s fastest-growing privately owned businesses, which marked the fourth year in a row of inclusion.    

About Performive
Performive is a Cloud Solutions Provider specializing in VMware environments for the Mid-Market. From Private Clouds to Managed Hyperscale, the Performive cloud portfolio is complemented by a robust security and Veeam-powered Data Protection offering to build strategic multicloud environments for growing businesses across the world. Learn more or view our 20+ global locations at Performive.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Swiftly Announces Collaboration with SMRT to Accelerate Expansion into Asia

Swiftly, the leading big data platform for public transit, today announced an investment round from SMRT Ventures, the Corporate Venture Arm of transport operator SMRT.

The collaboration with SMRT enables Swiftly to further expand its activities in the Asia region. Established in 2015, Swiftly has sales, marketing, and customer success operations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia. Asia is a large opportunity for Swiftly as its economies depend heavily on public transit to support their rapid economic and population growth.

Swiftly has created the first cloud-based data platform specifically designed for public transit data and operations. Unlike legacy transit software, Swiftly leverages big data and sophisticated algorithms to drive efficiency across the transit operations to boost the rider experience. Further, the platform includes a suite of APIs that enable public transit networks to connect and integrate services with other modes of transportation.

Swiftly has seen rapid growth and has more than doubled in size over the past twelve months. “We are thrilled to partner with SMRT as we look to accelerate our growth into Asia,” said Jonathan Simkin, Co-Founder & CEO of Swiftly. “Beyond growth, one of our core goals at Swiftly is to build a transportation community where we can share best practices that we observe around the world. We’re delighted to be able to include SMRT and Singapore within this network to broaden the scope of our reach.”

SMRT, Singapore’s leading public transport operator, serves more than 3 million passenger journeys daily via bus, rail, taxi and other public and private transport services. SMRT’s investment in Swiftly (via SMRT Ventures) aims to deliver innovative technologies and new business models in urban transportation.

“As a board member and historical investor, one of our key goals is to help Swiftly realize their vision to help make public transit more efficient and sustainable everywhere around the world,” said Xavier Gury, International Investment Director at Via ID. ”Thanks to our international platform, we’re excited to have made the partnership connection between SMRT and Swiftly. SMRT is a perfect partner now for Swiftly as it expands into Asia, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the world.”

About Swiftly:
Swiftly has created the first big data platform specifically designed for transportation data and operations. Swiftly works with over 80 city transit networks around the world, including MBTA in Boston, Capital Metro in Austin, VIA in San Antonio, VTA in San Jose, and MDOT MTA in Baltimore, supporting over 5,500 transit agency professionals and impacting over 1.5 billion passengers per year. Swiftly has helped customers improve arrival predictions by up to 30% and complete planning projects up to 90% faster, resulting in increased ridership, fewer passenger complaints, and more efficient transit operations.

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Dr. Paul J. Bailo Shares His Insights On Digital Transformation In Part 1 of The Podcast Trilogy

The first part of the trilogy – ‘Digital Transformation - Leadership with Dr. Paul J. Bailo’ has just been released. In this part of the podcast, Dr. Paul J. Bailo shares his views about the importance of leadership in digital transformation. He also stressed on the key reasons why it has become imperative for organizations to focus on creating a digital model during the global health crisis and have to forcibly operate within restricted space.

“I don’t see how any organization in this current world could survive without a true digital leadership model,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data & Innovation. “The leadership model of the physical world is in the past. The forefront and cornerstone of every business must be digital from here on if they want to survive and become successful.”

Paul has a string of achievements to his credit and it includes empowering the expansion processes of multinationals, mentoring top performers, coordinating strategic planning, comprehensive handling of P&L budget, and, building significant market partnerships. 

The reputed digital thought leader opines that with the coronavirus forcing nearly everyone to work from home, there is a pressing need to follow a true digital leadership model. 

Paul says a real digital leader is one with a vision and the knowledge of bringing together people, and processes and making the best use of them even during the restraining challenges imposed byCovid-19.

Companies are suddenly waking up to the reality that their digital model is not current. While the experienced digital leaders are aware of the need to improve upon the digital model, the execution part poses the biggest challenge.

A digital leader must not remain in their comfort zone. They must break out of their shells, network, and build relationships, outside their domain. This can help them make the brain work differently so that perfect business management solutions can be quickly crafted.

Paul says that the organization leadership must have the enthusiasm to put the various components of the digital framework together to move ahead. This cannot be achieved without collaboration. 

Companies going digital need new talent, new models, and new leadership skills. These are not easy to find. Even the implementation of digital processes requires a different mindset which can be extremely difficult for most people. 

A good digital leader must

  • Be humane and speak the truth, 

  • Have a vision that people can understand and connect with

  • Be curious about tech, developments in other fields and other things in general

A good digital leader must also know to fine-tune their skill, must be passionate about tech, and most importantly, loves people. 

The 14th issue of the reputed Interface Magazine has published the views expressed by Dr. Bailo in the Digital Transformation – The Trilogy. It has been posted under the Title: Be Human, Have Vision, Stay Curious. 

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His background in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. His blue-chip background includes major corporate entities such as Google, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard, American Express, GE, Citibank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYC Transit Authority, and US Department of Transportation.

Paul teaches at Columbia University and the Adjunct Executive Graduate Professor in Applied Analytics and Digital Marketing, Innovation, and Data Analytics at New York University. He served as an Executive Advisor to the Governments of Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi, as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria and Drexel University. 

Paul is currently doing his Ph.D. in International Leadership & Innovation through the International School of Management. He holds eight US patents and has earned his Six Sigma Black Belt through GE. 

About Interface Magazine:

Interface Magazine is an industry-leading digital magazine that offers technology-focused insights from the industry’s leading executives. It’s a dedicated platform for CIO’s, CTO’s and CDO’s and provides updates on matters related to digital disruption & technology transformation. The magazine aims to provide an opportunity to technology leaders by creating personal, peer-to-peer narrative on company-wide disruption through technology. The area of focus of the magazine includes change management, digital, big data & analytics, blockchain, AI & machine learning and more.

To read the magazine, click the link below -

https://www.b2e-media.com/magazines/interface-magazine-issue-14

You can hear the podcast on the link below - 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Oc9DLu0JyDKIJse3HxKnr 

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Media & Communications,Society & Culture,Technology

For the 3rd Time, Stable Kernel Receives the Inc. 5000 Award, Ranking No. 3115 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 124.07 Percent

Inc. Magazine reveals Stable Kernel is No. 3115 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents an exclusive look into some of the most successful organizations of 2020 including Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and more.

“We are thrilled to be named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the third year. We owe our growing success to the incredible talent we have in-house and our clients who trust us to build innovative, complex software products for their most high-stakes business challenges,” said CEO and Founder Joe Conway.

This marks three out of four eligible years Stable Kernel has been a part of this elite list of businesses, ranking No. 532 in 2017 and No. 1549 in 2019. The company also celebrates a year of achievements from several national and local publications. These awards include Fortune Magazine Certified Great Place to Work, Inc. Magazine Best Place to Work, Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetters and Atlanta Business Chronicle Healthiest Employer Award.

“From our beginning in 2013, we've been building a company culture that is authentic and expansive. Our work is guided by our shared commitment to four core values that has helped us create a sustainable, healthy business to support such massive growth,” said Chief People and Culture Officer Jami Sieder.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. To learn more about Stable Kernel, visit https://stablekernel.com.

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About Stable Kernel:

Stable Kernel is a custom software and technology firm founded and based in Atlanta. Our Fortune 500 clients rely on us to navigate the unknown — that space between an identified problem and a future-focused solution. At Stable Kernel, we identify, strategize and execute on custom software that builds your business.

Founder Joe Conway’s roots run deep in tech from training thousands of engineers at Apple, Facebook, IBM, and more. His cachet in the industry attracts the brightest tech talent to build world-class products for brands including BMW, Kimberly-Clark, Carvana, UNFI, Rheem, SCJohnson, Honeywell, Sallie Mae Bank, GoPro, DowDupont, Assurant, Louisiana Pacific and more.

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Nirmata EKS Manager for Day 2 Kubernetes Operations now available on AWS Marketplace

Nirmata, Inc., a leading provider of Kubernetes management platform has announced the availability of Nirmata EKS Manager, an integrated solution designed for AWS users, in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace.

Adoption of Kubernetes in the enterprise continues to accelerate and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is one of the most popular managed Kubernetes services today. As EKS adoption grows, enterprise teams are faced with several challenges around Day 2 Kubernetes operations. Nirmata EKS manager has been designed to address these challenges.
Nirmata EKS Manager solves the problem by providing on-demand cluster provisioning, centralized visibility, and compliance, multi-cluster application management for EKS.

More details of our solution:

  • On-demand cluster provisioning: Development teams need the ability to provision clusters on-demand but they do not want to deal with configuring networking, storage, and other infrastructure components. Nirmata’s unique approach allows operations teams to create predefined cluster configurations that can be used by developers to provision clusters that are secure and compliant.
  • Centralized visibility and compliance: As the number of clusters grows, operations teams need full visibility across these clusters and also need the ability to set policies to ensure compliance. Nirmata provides comprehensive visibility into cluster and node health, resource allocation, and utilization as well as costs across all your clusters in any AWS region. Nirmata also includes the open-source Kyverno policy engine along with predefined best practice policies to ensure workloads running on the clusters are secure and compliant.
  • Multi-cluster application management: Increasingly, applications need to be deployed and managed across multiple clusters for high availability or these applications deliver some common core services (e.g. security, monitoring, etc.). Streamlining the application management across multiple clusters ensures that your clusters are always up-to-date and consistent. Nirmata provides a robust application management tooling to make multi-cluster application deployment a breeze.

 

“Enterprises are accelerating their digital strategies and have truly embraced Kubernetes as their foundation. Our mission is to accelerate the enterprise cloud-native journey,” says Jim Bugwadia, Founder and CEO at Nirmata. “As enterprises adopt Kubernetes, they are increasingly faced with challenges related to Day 2 Kubernetes operations across multiple clusters. Enterprise platform teams need to strike a delicate balance between enabling developer agility and flexibility while ensuring compliance and controlling costs. Nirmata EKS manager integrates tightly with Amazon EKS, and several other AWS services, to deliver a comprehensive Kubernetes platform for enterprises of all sizes.”

Customer-centric SaaS

Nirmata EKS manager is delivered as a secure and scalable cloud-based service (SaaS) and has an integrated chat tool to reach our global customer success team. Our customer-success team partners with our customers across their entire journey and is always available 24/7 for enterprise customers to help with Kubernetes issues. The Nirmata EKS Manager offers integrated billing with AWS, so customers can enjoy the benefits of “pay-as-you-grow” pricing and a single bill for their cloud services.

Availability

Nirmata EKS manager is available now in the AWS marketplace.

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About Nirmata, Inc.

Nirmata is a unified management plane for Kubernetes clusters and workloads built for enterprise DevOps teams. Nirmata enables self-service cluster provisioning, provides visibility, health, metrics, and alerts, ensures compliance via workload policies, and streamlines application deployments across clusters.

For more information, visit us at https://www.nirmata.com. You can also follow Nirmata on GitHubTwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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Latent AI Wins 2020 Startup of the Year Award from IoT World

Latent AI, creators of the Latent AI Efficient Inference Platform (LEIP) and the latest spinout from SRI International, has been recognized as the 2020 "Startup of the Year" from IoT World during their virtual awards ceremony on August 12, 2020.

The IoT World 2020 virtual awards program highlighted exemplary IoT projects, products, and people in 13 categories, with 81 finalists from over 600 total nominations.

The categories in the 2nd annual competition spanned the IoT ecosystem from Industrial IoT to Edge Computing to Consumer IoT, including deployment in such verticals as manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and the public sector. A mix of editors, analysts, researchers, consultants, and industry experts participated in the judging process.

The IoT World 2020 Startup of the Year finalist list included several other impressive young companies developing cutting-edge IoT solutions such as Zededa, Cohesion, Pointr, Luminance, NanoLock Security, and Senra.

Latent AI, launched in 2018 by co-founders Jags Kandasamy and Sek Chai, is backed by DARPA technology and is the latest SRI International spinout. Latent AI's technology, a suite of software tools designed with AI developer and engineering teams in mind, simplifies and accelerates the AI workflow from training to deployment. Latent AI transforms the way developers train AI for inference through adaptive AI technology. This enables rapid AI application development on lean edge devices at scale, works anywhere, and seamlessly adapts, regardless of framework, OS, architecture, or edge hardware.

Latent AI’s LEIP SDK allows compression of neural nets running on any edge AI hardware target in the edge continuum, enabling the Internet of Things. LEIP compresses conventional AI models by 10x without a noticeable accuracy change and allows deployment on inexpensive microcontrollers, DSPs, and other processor cores typically found in edge devices. With many thousands of compelling edge AI applications yet to be developed, Latent AI will solve AI workloads efficiently, even at the edge of the networks.

LEIP provides intelligence to migrate to the edge for local processing for any number of use cases such as face detection algorithms running locally within security cameras or appliances, or Siri-like voice interfaces working instantly even when network connectivity is missing.

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About Latent AI, Inc.

Based in Menlo Park, CA, Latent AI, Inc. is an early-stage venture spinout of SRI International, dedicated to building solutions that enable the adaptive edge to transform AI processing. Latent AI is well-funded by Steve Jurvetson, from Future Ventures and Autotech Ventures, with support from Fortune 500 clients. The Latent AI Efficient Inference Platform (LEIP™) brings AI to the edge by optimizing for compute, energy, and memory without requiring changes to existing AI/ML infrastructure and frameworks. Jags Kandasamy and Sek Chai are the founders of Latent AI. They bring decades of combined industry experience and R&D expertise in machine learning AI (lifelong learning), computer vision, embedded systems, IoT applications, and efficient computing.

Press Contact:
Cyndy Sandor
VP Marketing
cyndy@latentai.com

 
 

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Ephesoft Shortlisted as a Global 2020 SaaS Award Finalist

Ephesoft, Inc., a leader in content acquisition and data enrichment solutions, is a finalist in the 2020 SaaS Awards Program in the Best SaaS for Business Accounting or Finance category. Ephesoft was selected as a finalist for Semantik Invoice, a cloud-based data acquisition product shown to improve accuracy and reduce cost for invoice processing.

Now in its fifth year of celebrating software innovation, the Software-as-a-Service Awards program accepts entries from around the world, including the US, Canada, Australasia, EMEA and UK.

“It is an honor to make the SaaS Awards shortlist, as it validates the Ephesoft team’s diligent work to deliver innovative SaaS technologies that save companies time and money,” said Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Ephesoft. “As organizations seek to reduce accounts payable costs and move more transactions to the cloud, we see a market for highly scalable solutions with quick ROI like Semantik Invoice and are pleased that our industry peers concur.”

Semantik Invoice, released in May 2020, is geared to help finance and accounting departments expedite invoice processing by utilizing knowledge graphs. Built from the ground up on a multi-tenant public cloud serverless architecture, this SaaS solution performs a semantic extraction to invoices, extracting critical invoice data using artificial intelligence / machine learning with 97% accuracy. Semantik Invoice is the first point solution on the Ephesoft Semantik Platform, which turns flat data into context-rich information to fuel data scientists, business users and customers with meaningful data to automate and amplify their business processes.

SaaS technology is continually adapting and innovating. Semantik Invoice is designed to not only help companies be competitive, accelerate processes and cut costs by over 30%, but it is also poised to enable customers to easily adopt new features, functionality and integrate with other solutions in the future as new technology emerges.

“Software-as-a-Service’s force for positive disruption never seems to abate, with seemingly unending solutions for modern business,” said James Williams, head of operations for the SaaS Awards. “This year is of course a special case, with SaaS not only at the forefront of remodeling existing business processes but also agilely responding with pioneering solutions to unavoidable global disruptions. Indeed, SaaS technologies are now celebrated as providing new and inventive ways for organizations to perform what might have once seemed simple tasks in a changing international landscape. From fulfilling orders to arranging meetings, SaaS technologies are more important than ever.”

Final SaaS Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 25, and the program will return in spring 2021. Hundreds of organizations entered, with international entries coming from North America, Canada, Australia, UK, Europe and the Middle East. To view the full shortlist, please visit: https://www.cloud-awards.com/2020-software-awards-shortlist/.

About Ephesoft
Ephesoft is the leader in Context Driven Productivity solutions, helping organizations maximize productivity and fuel their journey towards the autonomous enterprise through contextual content acquisition, process enrichment and amplifying the value of enterprise data. The Ephesoft Semantik Platform turns flat data into context-rich information to fuel data scientists, business users and customers with meaningful data to automate and amplify their business processes. Thousands of customers worldwide employ Ephesoft’s platform to accelerate nearly any process and drive high value from their content. Ephesoft is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with regional offices throughout the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. To learn more, visit ephesoft.com.

Media Contacts:
For Ephesoft
Kristin Brocoff, 949-400-4899
kbrocoff@thatcherandco.com

Christina Gillham, 646-868-5174
cgillham@thatcherandco.com

For the SaaS Awards
James Williams – head of operations
https://www.cloud-awards.com/software-as-a-service-awards/
james@cloud-awards.com

Notes for editors
About the SaaS Awards
The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011. The SaaS Awards focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions. Categories range from Best Enterprise-Level SaaS to Best UX or UI Design in a SaaS Product.

About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2021 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution.

Finalists are selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards and SaaS Awards, please visit https://www.cloud-awards.com/.

Appended: Shortlist
Best SaaS for Business Accounting or Finance

  • Yooz Inc.
  • Xero Ltd.
  • Apiax AG
  • Sage Intacct
  • Vena Solutions
  • VersaPay
  • Wolters Kluwer TeamMate
  • Workiva
  • Ephesoft
  • Esker Inc.
  • Avalara, Inc.
  • Bill.com
  • Botkeeper
  • Century Business Solutions
  • FinancialForce
  • Ordway
  • Sage South Africa (PTY) Ltd
  • Securitize
  • Tipalti, Inc.

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Coverage of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) virtual meeting featured on AuntMinnie.com

For the second straight year, radiology portal AuntMinnie.com, part of Science and Medicine Group, has launched a new special section dedicated exclusively to the proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.

AuntMinnie's RADCast@ISMRM is available at radcast.auntminnie.com and features wall-to-wall editorial coverage of the premier medical conference dedicated exclusively to MRI. Important topics at the 2020 conference include the following:

  • Alternatives to gadolinium-based MRI contrast
  • Reducing the ecological impact of MRI scanners
  • MRI in low-resource countries
  • New applications of artificial intelligence and MRI
  • Holographic visualization of human anatomy
  • Efforts to improve the safety of MRI scanning

 

"We're pleased to once again be offering coverage of the ISMRM annual meeting," said Brian Casey, editor in chief of AuntMinnie.com. "This year's virtual format for ISMRM 2020 is a perfect complement to our exclusively online coverage."

ISMRM's mission to educate the MRI community continues with this year's virtual meeting, even in an era of social distancing, according to Lawrence L. Wald, PhD, 2019-2020 ISMRM president.

"Sharing research, networking, precipitating new thinking, and inspiring thought that does not come easily in isolation -- that is the goal of our annual meeting," Wald said. "It’s been a challenging year for all of us, with plenty of isolation, but I am confident that the virtual meeting can achieve these goals. I look forward to participating in it with you. It has been an honor serving the society as the 2019-2020 ISMRM president."

AuntMinnie's daily editorial coverage of ISMRM 2020 will run from August 8 to August 14.

About AuntMinnie.com

AuntMinnie.com is the premier online destination for radiologists, radiation therapists, interventional radiologists, and related professionals in the medical imaging industry, while AuntMinnieEurope.com serves the European radiology community. AuntMinnie.com and AuntMinnieEurope.com feature the latest news, communities, continuing medical education, and board review education for medical imaging physicians, clinicians, residents, and medical students across the world. AuntMinnie.com and AuntMinnieEurope.com are part of Science and Medicine Group.

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Innovative Discovery adds iCONECT to FedRAMP-authorized cloud environment

iCONECT receives FedRAMP approval through Innovative Discovery for its Review Platform

iCONECT, a digital document archiving platform company, today announced that its been approved for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) with Innovative Discovery of Arlington, VA. Innovative Discovery achieved full FedRAMP authorization for its iCONECT eDiscovery platform in July 2020. It currently is only one of a handful of platforms that are available in a secure FedRAMP-hosted environment.

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud-based products and services. Its authorization process included an in-depth examination of the solution’s data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of its administrative services and logging capabilities. To achieve this, iCONECT worked with Innovative Discovery under the supervision of the FedRAMP Program criteria and has undergone an extensive scrutiny of security process implementation and rigorous auditing of its platform and processes by outside consultants.

Beyond listing on GSA, Innovative Discovery is committed to complying with the regulatory requirements set forth by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and enforced by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). From initial creation to the time it is deleted, ID consults with clients to establish workflows and procedures to increase compliance, mitigate risk, and improve the organizational structure of client’s data.

“By adding the iCONECT platform to our FedRAMP portfolio of available technology solutions, we’re committed to offering solutions that are designed to meet the needs of the various government agencies that we serve,” says Kim Taylor, CEO of Innovative Discovery.

As a foundational company in the eDiscovery landscape, iCONECT continues to innovate, optimize efficiencies and streamline the identification, collection, review, analysis and production of legal documents and multi-media files. Through the award-winning intuitive interface of its flagship platform, iCONECT is already used by hosting providers, law firms, legal departments and government agencies worldwide to collect, organize, search, sort and produce evidence in some of the world’s largest and most complex legal cases and archival projects.

“Working within the Innovative Discovery FedRAMP environment is next level,” said Ian Campbell, president of iCONECT. “This FedRAMP status allows Federal government agencies to leverage the power of the iCONECT document and multi-media review technology.”

ABOUT INNOVATIVE DISCOVERY
Innovative Discovery partners with law firms, corporations, and government agencies to provide service, guidance, and consultation throughout the information lifecycle. Our team of lawyers, technologists, forensics professionals, and cybersecurity experts work closely with clients to develop tailored workflows to effectively and efficiently manage data and mitigate risk. Should litigation arise, ID offers the tools, services, and know-how to help you win your case. Visit the ID website at https://www.id-edd.com.

ABOUT ICONECT DEVELOPMENT, LLC
iCONECT software has been selected for use in some of the world’s largest high-profile projects such as the ENRON investigation, BP-Oilspill, NASA-Columbia Return to Flight, FDIC-900+ Banking Investigations and most recently the creation of a public access archive for the 30,000 JFK document and audio files released by the CIA. iCONECT was recently named one of the ‘30 Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2019’ by Silicon Review. To learn more visit http://www.iconect.com

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Proctorio’s Data Security Methodology Confirmed by Leading Information Security Company

A leading information security consulting company, has completed a comprehensive Security Assessment of Proctorio’s approach to data security.

After a month-long engagement conducted from June 24 to July 24, 2020, White Oak Security, Inc. has conclusively found that Proctorio’s downloadable Browser Extension appropriately implements Zero-Knowledge Encryption, meaning that Proctorio never possesses the encryption keys for the audio or video that is stored. Zero-Knowledge Encryption guarantees that no one outside of approved institution representatives, including Proctorio employees, ever has access to exam-related data.

White Oak Security also confirmed that the Browser Extension’s cryptographic functionality was implemented appropriately, signifying that Proctorio is “adequately hardened” to resist external tampering or intrusion. Finally, White Oak Security determined that video and audio for all exams are stored in the proper geographical regions in compliance with national/local data privacy laws.

“Since inception, Proctorio has put data security first,” says Mike Olsen, CEO and Founder of Proctorio. “Proctorio leads with transparency and the public release of White Oak Security’s Security Assessment results confirmed what we have known all along: Proctorio’s protection of test taker privacy is unparalleled in the remote proctoring industry.”

Proctorio puts the security of student users at top priority. In early June 2020, Proctorio alone was ruled to be GDPR compliant and privacy centric by the Amsterdam District Court, encouraging the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) continued usage of Proctorio’s remote proctoring services despite student concerns regarding privacy.

GDPR’s seven principles are: lawfulness, fairness, and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimization; accuracy; storage limitation; integrity and confidentiality; and accountability. In the case of security breaches that leak personal data, institutions are expected to communicate the incident with clients in a timely manner to ensure a quick escalation and resolution process.

With test takers in all but four countries around the world, Proctorio never requires the collection of biometric data or any personally identifiable information beyond what is already required to access each institution’s Learning Management System. Additionally, Proctorio conducts daily vulnerability and penetration tests to assess server strength against a potential attack. In seven years of providing remote proctoring services, Proctorio has maintained a 99.991% uptime with a collective total of eight minutes of downtime since 2013.

Proctorio is backed by Microsoft Azure data centers located in multiple international regions, allowing Proctorio to have the infrastructure necessary to be limitlessly scalable without users experiencing service interruptions or data loss. Proctorio has administered over 18 million exams since inception in 2013. Proctorio proctored 2.5 million exams in April 2020 alone, signifying a 900% year-over-year increase in the number of exams proctored from April 2019. Despite the remote learning challenges exacerbated by COVID-19, Proctorio remains firmly committed to upholding academic integrity without compromising test taker data to ensure that test takers around the world can rightfully and safely earn their degrees and certifications.

For more information on the Security Assessment’s results, visit Proctorio’s Data Security page.

About Proctorio:
Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform is a live and fully-automated, remote proctoring service that provides a scalable, cost-effective solution to validating test taker identities, activity and originality during online exams. Proctorio ensures the integrity of distance learning and online certifications while protecting institutional accreditation, increasing the value of online degrees and credentials, and helping institutions grow their programs.

Proctorio’s customizable, secure exam settings, recording options and live ID verification allow institutions to set-up unscheduled, on-demand proctoring specific to their assessment needs. Proctorio ensures fairness for test takers by increasing accountability, securing exam content, deterring cheating, and promoting a culture of integrity while improving learning outcomes.

About White Oak Security, Inc:
White Oak Security is a practitioner-led organization with a team of highly-experienced professionals that utilizes industry-leading tools, techniques, and testing methodologies to ensure a thorough and complete penetration test. The organization partners with clients to provide in-depth application and infrastructure penetration testing, red team, and threat emulation services.

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To the Moon and Back with Sheyene Gerardi, kicks off its first season with space, rockets and cyborgs.

The Venezuelan model and television personality is back on the TV dial in more than 100 countries. In its premiere season, the show will feature fascinating stories from Silicon Valley, including the world´s most iconic figures such as Elon Musk (SpaceX), Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook). Throughout this series, Sheyene Gerardi goes behind the scenes to uncover leading-edge technological developments taking place across the aerospace industry. ¨To the Moon and Back with Sheyene Gerardi" is available to some 600 million TV viewers globally. In the U.S., is´s available to around 45 million households in certain markets through Cable.

Sheyene Gerarardi is a model and one of Venezuela´s most beloved television icons. She beat a prediction of 3 months to live and she has been involved in many philanthropic endeavors over the course of her career. This time she addresses the issue of her social work with a mission to use visual storytelling to amplify social issues and catalize social change. "Science is inherently optimistic. I love being able to use the power of entertainment to create positive change and help audiences to take action, and digital TV allows me to do this in powerful ways.- says Sheyene.

To the Moon and Back is about Sheyene doing what she does best: communicating hopeand celebrating progress, with which she aims to educate audiences on a global level. Sheyene is also executive producing this series. 

Each segment will air Nationwide during half-hour episode to millions of television housholds distributed throughout cable television, reaching approximately 100-million subscribers via Univision, DISH Network, DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS TV, Amazon Prime and more that 600 independent rural cable systems.

 

 

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Thermal Proximity Systems Announces Safety Offerings in Response to COVID-19

Thermal Proximity Systems Helps Businesses & Public Institutions Return to Work Safely

  • Company Provides a Regimented and Automated Approach to Determining Body Temperature Allowing Companies to Comply with CDC, Government & Healthcare Guidelines
  • Solution Automatically Provides the Visibility and Insight to Understand if Employees, Customers, Students or Visitors are not Physically Distancing allowing Organizations to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

 

As America continues to open across all industries and public institutions with increasing velocity, many organizations are seeking to gain an understanding of how to facilitate the process of having employees and customers return to work safely in both public and private spaces.

While most companies are committed to ensuring a safe workplace, few understand the requirements and implications related for reopening safely. To help alleviate some of the uncertainty and provide clarity in uncertain times, Thermal Proximity Systems is focused on three (3) problematic areas:

 

  • Measuring an individual’s body temperature to ensure a fever is not present.
  • Checking to ensure an individual is wearing a mask, if applicable.
  • Monitoring and alerting you to groups that are not practicing physical distancing.

 

These vitally important practices are automatically performed via a non-invasive and anonymous approach driven by proven AI-assisted technology and software that alerts staff to issues in real-time.

In addition to providing the appropriate automated technology functions, Thermal Proximity Systems works closely with clients to provide guidance, processes, and practical approaches to ensure individuals can return safe, stay safe and be confident within their facility or workspace.    

“The emergence of COVID-19 has created a life-altering situation that could potentially be life-threatening for some. With our years of physical security, video surveillance and network expertise we felt an obligation to help organizations fundamentally transform the way they prepare and think about reopening their facilities,” said Amy Friel, Thermal Proximity Systems’ Co-Founder and COO. “Many organizations, however, rush to embrace a return to work posture without a clear plan, or a precise understanding of the implications of this move. Thermal Proximity Systems was founded to help organizations weigh the pros and cons of safely returning to work, school or entering public gathering spaces and make educated and informed decisions based on practical advice and supported by automated technology platforms.”

Thermal Proximity Systems is poised to assist organizations who look to return safely to work or educational institutions who are now planning for the arrival of students and faculty in the Fall. The company’s experience, flexibility and business experience will be vital in helping organizations navigate the public safety issues that are present in reopening.

Pricing and Availability Furnished upon request

About Thermal Proximity Systems
Thermal Proximity Systems helps organizations safely reopen and remain open using cutting edge technology that provides confidence and assurance that people are at the proper temperature and physically distancing without invading individual privacy.

We take a three (3) pronged approach that includes Advisory Services to help you look at various approaches to reopening, Thermal Protect®, our highly accurate, thermal body temperature monitoring solution is effective for quick and accurate detection of elevated body temperature and Distance Alert® our distance monitoring solution which provides you up-to-the-moment data on the proximity and concentration (not just capacity) of everyone at your location using real-time tracking of personal devices, allowing you to create a distance-friendly environment in today's new normal.

Contact:
George Mellor
Thermal Proximity Systems
508-356-4830
George.Mellor@ThermalProximitySystems.com

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BabyLiveAdvice Partners with March of Dimes, Weeks After Being Named an Awardee in the J&J Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge

BabyLiveAdvice is pleased to announce a new partnership with March of Dimes, the leading non-profit fighting for the health of all moms and babies. The organization has also received an award from the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, Johnson and Johnson.  

Recognized as an innovative tech health application, BabyLiveAdvice supports mother and parents virtually through their journey from preconception to early childhood and everything in between. Offering virtual access to a national network of mom providers such as midwives, nurse practitioners, lactation consultants, nutritionists, mental health professionals even a dentist. All provider come from various cultural background and via translation services can speak in all languages. Moms can join online live support groups, pre and postnatal classes or receive individual consults straight from their cell phones. 

Through their partnership with March of Dimes, BabyLiveAdvice will connect families to vital telemedicine support while helping the Arlington, VA-based non-profit develop the virtualization of their program offerings and learn from user experience. In addition, BabyLiveAdvice will provide a portion of its proceeds from its telemedicine platform to support healthy moms and strong babies.

“We are happy to announce our collaboration with March of Dimes to provide virtual support to mothers and their babies,” says Sigi Marmorstein, founder and CEO of digital health platform BabyLiveAdvice. “We all know of the stressful and uncertain times when bringing a baby into the world, and that is especially true in current times with the coronavirus pandemic. Our partnership with March of Dimes will assure that mothers and parents get access to the right advice and support needed to negotiate through these turbulent times, so that they and their babies remain safe and healthy.” 

This development comes after recent recognition of BabyLiveAdvice as one of the awardees in the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate Quick Fire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health, together with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Nurses from around the world were invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving maternal & new-born care – including but not limited to neonatal care, obstetrics, and women’s health.  

“Access to quality healthcare for all parents, wherever they may be, is critical to winning our fight for healthy moms and strong babies,” said Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO at March of Dimes. “Through this partnership with BabyLiveAdvice, we will gain valuable insight into how moms and parents utilize telehealth platforms, so that we may incorporate those learnings into our new virtual care and support programs.” 

The BabyLiveAdvice digital platform has been designed to support, educate, and empower mothers and parents. The core aim of BabyLiveAdvice is to ensure women feel confident by providing the right information and enhancing their knowledge about pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding, infant care, and more. BabyLiveAdvice connects with mothers and parents, with the aim to help them achieve better health before, during and after their pregnancies.

BabyLiveAdvice provides personalized, ongoing support both nationally and internationally, for the whole family, including moms, dads, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Virtual counselling is provided by BabyLiveAdvice through video and chat components to enhance the convenience factor for mothers. If moms have a concern about their health condition or that of the baby, they can get help online quickly and effortlessly.

According to Marmorstein, BabyLiveAdvice has been receiving a steady flow of moms seeking advice and support since the site launched. They have also been experiencing a larger surge in visitors to its site since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The service had thousands of visitors to date. They are recommended to others by 95 percent of their customers. They enjoy a high appointment adherence of 79 percent, and their visitors report an impressive 68 percent adherence to lactation. 

The goal of the healthcare platform is to reach one million moms around the World. Their services are being used by hospitals, employers, insurers, care organizations, and non-profits, because they believe that only BabyLiveAdvice offers trusted technology, proven results, turnkey solutions, and sustained engagement. Marmorstein believes that the recently conferred Johnson & Johnson award, along with the March of Dimes partnership, will help them get closer to that goal.

By partnering with March of Dimes, one of leading organizations supporting pregnant women and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, BabyLiveAdvice will be closely monitoring current data and enhancing its capability to provide parents and families 

For more information, visit https://www.babyliveadvice.com/

About BabyLiveAdvice:

BabyLiveAdvice is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and is on a mission to make sure that every mother and her baby are safe and healthy. From 2018 to date, the platform has helped thousand mothers and families, from all over the US and the world, to successfully navigate their parenthood journeys. Parents can get one-on-one support in their language by a caring provider from BabyLiveAdvice whenever they require.

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New Turnkey Project-Based Learning Resources for High School STEM Teachers

July 27, 2020, MIT BLOSSOMS, an international education initiative founded in 2008 to encourage high school STEM teachers to pursue more active, student-centered learning, has recently enlarged its focus to support those teachers in moving to Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an emerging teaching/learning strategy. The traditional teaching/learning model has students passively “receiving content” from the teacher, practicing with homework, memorizing for the next exam and then – tragically – often forgetting it all.  PBL offers a substantially different experience where the teacher helps students form small teams and then challenges each team to work on a demanding problem over the course of weeks.  The ideal problem is socially important, located in the real world -- preferably in the students’ community, and requires mature application of STEM knowledge.  The complexity of the problem is such that it has no right or wrong answer, a situation often troubling to students used to formulaic learning.  Rather, the team must devise its own procedures for problem framing, formulation, and resolution. In the course of this effort, where now the teacher is mentor or coach, students experience discovery learning -- in sharp contrast to taking lecture notes.  They also must develop 21st Century skills involving cooperation, collaboration, conflict resolution and reaching out to local professionals who work in the domain of the assigned problem.  The team’s problem resolution is typically presented in a final written report and public oral presentation, often with local stakeholders attending.  It is a learning exercise that these students will likely never forget!  

Yet imagine the challenge for a teacher to design and operate such a PBL project over the course of three to five weeks, while still having to prepare and give lectures for other required topics.  This huge teacher preparation “start-up cost” (in terms of time and energy) is certainly one reason why many high school STEM teachers hesitate to try PBL, although they may want to. Our new MIT BLOSSOMS PBL units are designed for just such a teacher – someone who wants to give PBL a try, but is not sure just how to get started.  The first five MIT BLOSSOMS PBL units listed below:

Each of these units is developed to provide a teacher with all the resources and scaffolding needed to lead a three to five-week classroom project. To begin, each unit kicks off from a BLOSSOMS video lesson, thus providing the teacher with anchoring content and clear direction. Teachers have informed us that one of the most useful scaffolds provided in these units is the “Project Calendar,” which offers a detailed, flexible day-by-day schedule for the unit.  This calendar includes downloadable resources to lead the project, such as lesson plans, teacher notes, slide presentations, student handouts, homework assignments, etc. -- thus removing myriad hours of preparation time for teachers who might not try PBL without such scaffolding.  Other valuable resources provided with each of the five BLOSSOMS units include “Video Teacher Guides,” “Summative Assessments,” “Project-Based Learning Tools,” “Teacher Questions/Answers about PBL”, and a discussion of “Common Student Concerns During PBL.”  

Education professionals are looking forward to using these new PBL resources.  According to Michael Lauro, Associate Executive Director of the Atlantis Charter High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, “We have learned much from collaborating with the MIT BLOSSOMS team over the past three years.  We think we have played some role in helping BLOSSOMS define their PBL capabilities, and we look forward to using in our classrooms these five new PBL exercises in the coming academic year.”

Financial support was generously provided to MIT BLOSSOMS by the US OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES FOUNDATION INC of Ruckersville VA, Lincoln H. Miller, Jr., founder and president.

All content from BLOSSOMS is OER, Open Education Resources, freely available to all.  

Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Science,Technology

Qvinci Releases its Second Generation What If Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics tool, The Cashflow & Forecasting Optimizer

Qvinci® Software has released its second generation of its wildly popular What If forecasting and modeling tool. 

This new solution with Qvinci’s new Model Merge Technology is the most robust forecasting solution for accountants, franchises, dioceses and SMBs giving you the ability to define your future and monitor the progress.

  • Create virtually an unlimited number of What If models and forecasts to show the ongoing granular impact of the present COVID-19 crisis (or any other future scenarios) on their business’ income, expenses, profitability and cash over time—and highlight the best path forward 
  • Set the Report Options to cover a truly customizable range
  • The reference period can be set as a single month, a range average, or seasonal 
  • The first What If month and the beginning reference month are fully customizable
  • Finally, there is a 12 month What If to Actual presentation with integrated charts and graphs 
  • As the Chart of Accounts changes, Qvinci’s Model Merge Technology keeps the parent-child relationship intact and slots any new accounts correctly in the model instantaneously

 

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Users make intelligent and timely adjustments to one or many accounts to establish an actual forward-looking 12-month roadmap, such that you immediately see your adjustments and their impact on the running cash balance and P&L performance for the next 12 months. What can be more relevant today!

Bonus: Qvinci is also releasing new versions of the Top 10 Expenses BI Templates that can be added to your reporting packages that present unique views of the top 10 expenses as a percent of income. The variations include:

 

  • Reporting Month vs Prior Month vs Same Month Prior Year
  • Last 3 Months vs Prior 3 Months vs Same 3 Months Prior Year
  • Reporting Fiscal YTD vs Last Fiscal YTD vs Last Fiscal Year

 

Qvinci Once Again Delivers!  To introduce this game-changing technology, Qvinci has a live webinar scheduled for Wednesday July 29, 2020 at 12:00pm CT with its storied inventor, serial entrepreneur and renowned turnaround expert Charles Nagel, Founder and CIO of Qvinci. 

 

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Ardent Privacy raises seed funding to help businesses automate Data Minimization and Privacy Compliance

Ardent Privacy, a Maryland-based data privacy company, announced today that it received a 0,000 investment from TEDCO's latest 0,000 funding round. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology companies in Maryland.

"We are excited to partner with TEDCO to pursue our mission to help companies in their data privacy journey. Enterprises are losing data in breaches not only because they are under attack, but also due to a lack of data hygiene and the absence of a data-centric security approach. Enterprises need a "Marie Kondo" tidying up approach for organizational data as they are challenged with data deluge and privacy compliance requirements at the same time. Our innovative data minimization technology will help companies reduce privacy risk and simplify compliance with CCPA and upcoming privacy regulations," said Sameer Ahirrao, CEO of Ardent Privacy.

"We believe these companies are in a critical area of known need, setting them on a path to build strong businesses here in Maryland," stated Frank Glover, lead director, TEDCO Seed Fund, and director, Maryland Venture Fund.

Companies have growing challenges with privacy with increased scrutiny of personal data by regulators, heightened consumer expectations, and the changing global environment. On July 16, CJEU (European Union's top court) struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. It found the Privacy Shield invalid due to inadequate privacy, surveillance, and data protection rights for the transfer of personal data between the EU and the US. The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) was enacted on January 1, 2020, and enforcement began on July 1. Companies holding Californian's data are accountable for consumer data they own, and negligence can result in huge fines. Fourteen more states are in the process of passing similar laws. Virginia recently (July 1, 2020) enacted their Insurance Data Security Act enforcing security compliance for insurers and producers in Commonwealth.

Ardent Privacy Solution

Ardent Privacy's AI-driven solution helps companies reduce their unwanted or excess data footprint to become compliant and resilient in case of a breach. It provides deep discovery capabilities essential to meet privacy requirements for compliance, such as data subject access requests (DSAR). Organizations collect and retain vast amounts of personal data which represents a substantial liability for privacy compliance. For example, CCPA holds companies accountable for consumer data they own, and negligence can result in huge fines. By utilizing the Ardent Privacy solution, companies can reduce risk and liability by limiting excess storage of personal data. Data minimization reduces the costs associated with securing data and storage. It is vital for companies to know what data they have and only keep what they need to do business.

About Ardent Privacy

Ardent Privacy helps enterprises to comply with data privacy regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), insurance data security laws, and more. Ardent Privacy's AI-powered data privacy platform provides a quick and easy to use data minimization solution to discover, identify, inventory, map, minimize, and securely delete personal data. Ardent achieves data minimization using machine learning and artificial intelligence to report on large data sets in hours rather than days.
LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ardent-privacy

About TEDCO

TEDCO enhances economic development growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology companies in Maryland.

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Venminder Launches Exchange Network for Collaboration Between Vendors and Third-Party Risk Professionals Accelerating Due Diligence Efforts

Venminder, an industry recognized provider of third-party risk management solutions, today announced they have launched the Venminder Exchange, a secure 2-sided network for the flow of Venminder’s proprietary analyzed vendor data.

To achieve industry standards and meet regulatory requirements, organizations must complete detailed due diligence reviews on their vendors. This is often a time extensive exercise involving the gathering of documentation, artifacts and sending/receiving of questionnaires from vendors and then giving all that information to an appropriate, qualified expert to review it for risks. Since the expertise needed varies based on the area being reviewed, it is a huge drain on valued internal resources or requires multiple dedicated hires. With the Venminder Exchange, thousands of already completed Control Assessments have been added by Venminder’s qualified and certified experts, including CISSPs, CPAs and paralegals, and added to the searchable exchange for purchase.

“We are very excited about the launch of the Venminder Exchange and what it means for the future of due diligence for all sides involved – vendors and their clients and prospects,” said Dana Bowers, founder and chief solution architect of Venminder. “The Venminder Exchange will be a valuable asset to third-party risk professionals for quickly finding risk scores on their vendors and purchasing the assessments as and when they need. For vendors, it provides transparency and knowledge into the risk assessment process that is inherently vital to every third-party risk management program. Collaboration between all parties will undoubtedly improve the outcome for everyone involved.”

The Venminder Exchange launched this week with the first of many planned phases. The company is currently inviting vendors into the exchange to view and collaborate with Venminder on the assessments that have been completed on their organization. This advance period will give vendors the opportunity to learn how an independent third party, such as Venminder, views their stated controls and associated risk. Venminder will also offer training to vendors on how to accelerate the due diligence process by proactively sharing their Venminder assessments with clients or prospects. In the final phase, the Venminder Exchange will be available, by invitation only, to third-party risk professionals across the globe, who can register, search vendors, preview scores and go through the authorization process, with the vendor, of purchasing the full Control Assessments.

“Venminder is an all-in-one partner for all things third-party risk,” said James Hyde, CEO of Venminder. “We are extremely unique to the market in that we are 100% dedicated to third-party risk. While it’s fairly common to find initiatives for sharing access to a library of control documents, Venminder completes the final mile by actually assessing the documents and assigning a risk score saving valuable time and resources to complete the risk assessment process. We take our commitment to the market quite seriously evidenced by our library of thousands of Control Assessments, continued development of our world-class software platform, staffing of respected domain and subject matter experts as well as our ongoing certified education offerings. This newest edition of The Exchange is the next chapter in Venminder’s continued rapid growth by optimizing and streamlining the due diligence and risk assessment process for our clients and vendors alike.”    

Venminder has now grown to over 800 customers across all industries and is on track to deliver over 30,000 Control Assessments in 2020. The Venminder Exchange will allow the company to distribute Control Assessments more efficiently and facilitate the building of vendor relationships. The Control Assessments include risk ratings and assessments covering:

  • The financial health and viability of a vendor
  • A vendor’s SOC reports, including an assessment of their internal control environment, areas of concerns and any recommended next steps
  • A review of the vendor’s business continuity and disaster recovery documentation, including plans, testing and recovery point and time objectives
  • A review of the most critical elements of a vendor’s cybersecurity preparedness to identify areas of potential weakness

 

For more information on Venminder and the Venminder Exchange, please visit https://www.venminder.com/platform/exchange.

About Venminder
Venminder is an industry recognized leader of vendor risk management solutions. Dedicated to vendor risk, the company is the go-to partner for software, assessments on vendor controls, ongoing monitoring, certified subject-matter expertise and education.

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Valley Bank Partners with Vikar Technologies To Accelerate Loan Processing

Vikar Technologies (“Vikar”), a leading provider of Loan Lifecycle Management solutions announced today that Valley National Bank (Valley) has selected Vikar to automate their commercial loan onboarding process to improve cycle time, enhance data integrity and to reduce compliance risk.

The Vikar Loan Lifecycle Management solution greatly reduces the time it takes to onboard and service commercial loans by providing an end to end digital experience straight through to core banking systems. The Vikar solution eliminates re-keying of data, provides pre-configured business rules to eliminate errors, and provides a seamless experience for bank employees and clients.

"Valley strives to deliver the best, most efficient banking services to our customers. By working with Vikar, we are able to leverage a rules-driven engine and strong data aggregation capabilities to reduce processing time and improve accuracy for our commercial loan borrowers" said David Goldberg, Director of Loan Servicing for Valley National Bank. 

“We are thrilled to have Valley as a client”, said Glenn Bolstad, CEO of Vikar.  “Valley’s adoption of our solution for their loan servicing operations will greatly increase the amount of loans they can onboard and service without additional headcount.  This will ultimately allow them to deliver great experiences for their customers while  optimizing their efficiencies.”

About Vikar Technologies
Vikar Technologies combines modern technology and deep industry experience to help financial institutions digitally transform their business. Our Client Lifecycle Management (“CLM”) and Loan Lifecycle Management solutions provide workflow automation and data aggregation with open APIs for the front, middle and back office; enabling our customers to onboard and maintain clients and loans in a complete, end to end digital experience.   For more information, visit http://www.vikartech.com

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates many convenient branch locations across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to http://www.valley.com or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.

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Podcast Part 3 of the Trilogy: Digital Culture With Dr. Paul J. Bailo Released

The third segment of the podcast Trilogy Digital Transformation series with Dr. Paul J. Bailo has been released. In this segment, Dr. Bailo discusses the reasons why culture is the glue that binds every element of the transformation process. He dives into how culture is made up of the rich experiences of every member of an organization, how that mixture helps to create a positive digital culture, why digital culture simply can’t exist without managerial transformation, and the part digital leadership plays in the creation of that culture.

“Culture is very hard to define for a lot of people, but it’s really the essence of what your organization is about. It’s truly understanding what your value systems are,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation. “Digital transformation culture is one of the hardest things to do, it is not a sprint – it is a marathon, and you have to work at it at every level of the organization to reinforce it on a continuous basis. It’s the only way organizations are going to survive.”

In the podcast, Dr. Paul Bailo points out that digital culture is all about organizational change and transformation. While many legacy organizations tend to rely more on managerial judgment, that won’t work in the current digital scenario. Modern business management is more about intuition and instincts.

Dr. Bailo emphasizes the pressing need to reinforce digital culture on a daily basis from the executive leadership down to the frontline people. The focus of digital change is not about actions alone according to Dr. Bailo. The actions of change must happen in the heart mind and soul of the organization aiming for a digital transformation.

Organizations must make every person in the team accountable. The message must be delivered that they will reap the benefits of digital change when there is a high level of consistency in their actions. The employees must be taught to support each other and execute tasks as a team with minimal disparity in sharing high risks.

At the same time, Dr. Bailo warns that it is an extremely challenging task to change the existing culture, especially in legacy organizations. It involves rewiring the minds of people and make them overcome the resistance to change.

Dr. Bailo also points out that digital change is a highly emotional thing. The personal values of employees must be in a smooth alignment with the digital values of an organization.

Digital culture is a must for survival. Clients are unlikely to do business with partners that are not into digital culture, preferring instead to work with organizations that have a culture for accepting transformation and change. Dr. Bailo stresses on the use of digital culture at every level of leadership in an organization because it introduces innovation and creates the ability to adapt and respond to an unstable environment. It helps organizations deal with the unknown.

Dr. Bailo is convinced that digital transformation is the toughest thing to do for any organization as it involves implementing a new work behavior within the employees and transforming the whole concept of work.  

Dr. Bailo says that organizations that don’t have a strategy for digital culture must get moving now. They must work on it at every level of the organization to reinforce it on a continuous basis and survive the hyper-competitive business environment. Digital culture and maintenance must go hand in hand.

Organizations committed to implementing digital culture are at a competitive advantage as they can understand the market quicker, implement new technologies, boost productivity, and create an environment of growth and success.

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Data, and Innovation. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and innovation are unparalleled.  Paul is a global author and adjunct Ivy League professor and world class speaker.

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Alchemy Launches World’s First Hybrid Branch and Mobile Lending Operating System

Alchemy Technologies, (“Alchemy”) a Fintech Infrastructure Company announces today the launch of their next generation of lending operating system that combines brick and mortar operation and online lending experience under one seamless solution.

Incubated in the past six months with two major player national brick and mortar financing companies, Alchemy and its clients finally unveiled this much anticipated solution into production. We also successfully migrated all of the existing customers and loans into the new lending system.

“Working day and night with some of the most forward thinking brick and mortar operators has been an eye opening experience. Not only did we bring their operations to the 21st century, our technology also allows them to acquire customers from new channels. Their customers can transact at home and complete a finance transaction from end to end, they can also visit branches and complete the transactions there as well,” said Timothy Li, CEO of Alchemy.

The Alchemy’s new online and brick and mortar hybrid solution is built for today’s environment as well. With COVID19 spreading around the world. Our digital, touch-less solution provides a great way of servicing those health conscious consumers in a completely different way.

While preserving the charms of brick and mortar locations, customers now have a choice of either visiting a branches or to continue their experiences on their mobile phone. This solution enables our brick and mortar clients to continue their operations even during a shut down scenario due to COVID19.

Some of our most exciting features are:

  • Seamless handling and completing applications whether the application started online or in store.
  • Buying leads from online lead generators and direct interested customers into an online or a branch experience
  • Integration with touch screen for signing promissory notes in branch.
  • Mobile friendly experience that allows customers to apply, upload document and sign their application.
  • Integrated and load physical pre-paid debit card at the branch.
  • Seamless refinancing functionalities
  • Branch open and closing as well as cash drawer functionalities.
  • Full integration with online lead generators
  • Direct Mail functionalities
  • Call center technology integration
  • Distinct Branch and Online Underwriting Strategies
  • Full integration with Debit Card and ACH payment gateways.
  • Integrated Collections module
  • General Ledger integration
  • Rule of 78 for state licensed lenders and effectively update ever changing state by state rules and regulations.
  • Check printing technology that allows branches to create checks for customers and paying expenses.

 

We are pleased and excited to bring this new technology to market and provide a whole new experience for brick and mortar operators as well as their clients.

About Alchemy
https://www.trustalchemy.com/
Alchemy Technologies is a world first fintech infrastructure company offering out-of-the-box technology, algorithms, and servicing to launch financial products for Banks, Specialty Financing Companies, Point of Sale Financing, and FinTech startups alike. Our leasing solution reduces the barrier to entry and brings tremendous value both in our software and industry know-how. Our end-to-end infrastructure offering includes end user experience, merchant experience, loan origination system, decision engine, loan management system, payment gateways, and secondary market access. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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New BarTender® Software Designed for Small Business

Seagull Scientific, maker of BarTender software, today announced the release of BarTender Starter Edition, the newest addition to their product lineup.

Designed to help small businesses and departments, Starter Edition is built on the same BarTender technology that the world’s largest and most demanding enterprise environments trust to power their mission-critical labeling. Starter Edition features a straightforward, easy-to-understand way to create labels that use dynamic data sourced from databases like Excel or CSV, making it ideal for brands enrolled in the Amazon Transparency program.

“Starter Edition offers capabilities that no other software on the market does,” said Harold Boe, Seagull Scientific’s president and CEO. “Unlike other products geared to the small business sector, it supports multiple users across multiple computers with the ability to update, modify and print templates. That’s a differentiator that we think creates significant value for users who are looking for a solution that can scale and grow as their business does — they can add more advanced features when needed with a simple upgrade to a more powerful edition.”

With Starter Edition, new users can be up and running in minutes using BarTender’s intuitive design tools, smart wizards, built-in business logic and an extensive library of sample label templates. The product enables +1 / -1 incremental serialization for product traceability and regulatory compliance, and includes sophisticated design tools and over 400 preformatted, ready-to-use components based on 105 barcode symbologies and more than a dozen standards.

The BarTender Starter Edition is available through an extensive global network of resellers and partners. For more information, visit the Seagull Scientific website.

About BarTender by Seagull Scientific
BarTender software by Seagull Scientific transforms data into the labels, barcodes, documents and RFID that drive business. Hundreds of thousands of companies in supply chain, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, food and beverage, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, logistics and other industries trust BarTender with the labeling and marking processes that keep their businesses running.

With corporate headquarters and software development in Bellevue, Washington, USA, and branch offices in Madrid, Taipei and Tokyo, BarTender is available in more than 150 countries through a global network of local partners.

Learn more at http://www.seagullscientific.com.

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Distron Announces Million Commitment for Corporate Headquarters Renovation to Better Serve Customers

Strategic investments made to continue company’s growth and longevity

Distron Corporation, a leading electronic contract manufacturer, announced it will commit  million to remodeling its headquarters and an additional 0K in equipment upgrades to enhance productivity. The total investment will result in more jobs, more innovation and more technology for Distron and its customers.

“Distron has had 50 years of manufacturing success in New England, this investment ensures that Distron will continue to grow and meet the needs of our customers for the next 50 years,” said Distron President Robert Donovan. “The renovation will give us the flexibility and space to add to our team and allow us to stay at the top of technology for our industry.”

The equipment additions include a Juki dual nozzle selective soldering system (CUBE460DN) and a Nordson Assure x-ray counting system. The selective soldering system offers excellent flexibility for through-hole application. It is very flexible and is simple to setup and maintain. The Assure counting system allows for live component inventory management increasing productivity and minimizing component shortage downtime.

Distron currently employs more than 120 people at its headquarters, and plans to add more new jobs over the next three years. The renovation and remodel should be completed by the end of 2020. Looking to the future, Distron will have more space and capacity to grow with its expanding customer base.

The Company’s location in Attleboro Falls, MA has been its primary manufacturing facility since 1997. In 2010 a major expansion added 12,000 square feet of SMT assembly, electro-mechanical assembly and warehousing to the facility. The current project will renovate and upgrade approximately 6,000 square feet of office space. The result of the renovation and remodel project will be a more modern and collaborative workplace and will provide a new cafeteria, offices and meeting space.

Creative Business Design, of Hingham MA., will serve as general contractor.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

Propel Marketing & Design, Inc. Offers a Discount on their SEO Program: Ready. Set. Rank! During COVID-19

Propel Marketing & Design, Inc., a South Florida based Marketing Agency, is pleased to announce its SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Program “Ready. Set. Rank!” at a discounted price to help struggling businesses during the COVID pandemic.

This class is designed for entrepreneurs, small business owners, consultants, and marketers looking to generate more leads, website traffic, and brand recognition online.

“In today’s current climate, now is a great time to work on reaching your target audience through the accessibility of this program,” explained Darcy Sullivan of Propel Marketing & Design.

Sullivan continued, “The program is designed to provide quick wins and long-term digital marketing strategies that will ensure your business goals are met.”

Through Ready. Set. Rank! students will be able to experience the best of online learning from the comforts of home and at a lower price than ever before.

The program is designed to radically propel a brand’s online presence and website’s organic rankings in just 12 weeks with a proven 3-step program.

The program comes in three stacks, each section building on top of the other:

Stack #1 – Ready.

  • Students clarify their business-offering and wrap their head around what digital marketing tactics are working for them and against them
  • Spy on their competition to find out what’s driving traffic form their brand
  • Discover how and where to find ideal customers with clarity
  • Learn how advancing technologies like mobile, social media, voice search, Rank Brain, AI, and others are a driving force for search engines and how to leverage them (without feeling like you’re in a tech tizzy)

 

Stack #2 – Set.

  • Set their website up to perform in a way that’s appetizing to website visitors and in a Google-friendly style
  • Complete a step-by-step website audit to find where SEO improvements can be made
  • Follow the foolproof formula to improve website rankings
  • Stake claim on the right social media sites to gain maximum exposure
  • Develop an easy-to-implement content strategy to ramp up webpage rankings
  • Learn how to write content in a way that both Google and your audience will love

 

Stack #3 – Rank!

  • Find which online directories are worth students’ time and how to submit information to online directories properly
  • Come up with a simple plan of action to start generating rave reviews online
  • Get high-quality website backlinks
  • Learn the process of creating external distribution channels to get in front of potential new customers
  • Learn what’s important to measure through website analytics, without drowning in data

 

During this program, Propel Marketing & Design will highlight some of the core elements of creating an SEO plan that truly works for all types of organizations.

This program is ideal for any business that is just getting started with SEO or currently running an active campaign.
To avoid missing out on this course at its lowest price ever, it is suggested to register as soon as possible.

Registration details can be found at http://www.propelyourcompany.com/ready-set-rank.

About Propel Marketing & Design, Inc.
Propel Marketing & Design, Inc. is a full-service internet marketing agency, located in Boynton Beach, Florida, that specializes in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social media, website design, email campaigns, search engine marketing, public relations, graphic design, and marketing workshops. Propel works with clients to create effective and unique marketing strategies to help raise their online profile and support their business objectives. For more information please visit http://www.propelyourcompany.com.

Contact:
Propel Marketing & Design, Inc.
(800)943-2346
533 E. Ocean Ave.
Suite #1
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

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Philadelphia Based Media Company Launches Exciting New Digital Marketing Agency Targeting Healthcare Practices - Curis Digital

Philadelphia Digital Marketing Powerhouse Media Components – Launches Curis Digital, a full-service Brand Strategy and Digital Marketing company focusing on HomeCare Agencies, Dental and Medical Spas and Aesthetic Practices. “Having an already robust portfolio of clients within the Greater Philadelphia area in these categories made our decision to expand services for their growing needs much easier,” said Denis Sinelnikov, President and Founder of Media Components. “In a time where precise messaging, strategic content and more dialed-in marketing tactics is needed more than ever. Curis Digital will provide that hands-on and enhanced level of service,” continued Sinelnikov.

Being an entrepreneur requires expertise, business savvy and a keen insight to grow an enterprise, but the reality is that the most intrepid and well-intentioned owners and doctors are typically expert in one thing – their own area of specialization. “Curis Digital is just the partner that every healthcare practitioner needs to identify their key market segments, engage them, then convert new business in today’s new marketplace,” said Rocco Iacobellis, Chief Marketing Officer of Curis. With a history of digital marketing experience to a variety of industries, Curis Digital was created from the legacy and continued success of its parent company Media Components who has been delivering full-service brand strategy and digital marketing solutions for over 20 years. Curis means healthcare in Latin and as such, the perfect defining name of this organization.

Today, healthcare practices can look to Curis Digital for brand strategy consulting, website development, social media, SEO|SEM, video production and expert content development. For more information about how Curis Digital can help your practice grow and profit, check us out at CurisDigital.com or contact us at (215) 396-3307. It's never too late to gain a winning edge! We’ll get back to your inquiry as well on info@curisdigital.com

Company Social Media Links:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/curisdigital/
https://www.instagram.com/curisdigital/
https://www.facebook.com/curisdigital/
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LogRhythm Announces Entirely Free and Virtual Security Conference

LogRhythm, the company powering today’s security operations centers (SOCs), announced that its RhythmWorld 2020 user conference will take place as an entirely virtual event from Sept. 22–24. Now in its fourth year, RhythmWorld is the ultimate conference for security professionals across industries looking to grow as a practitioner and improve their organization’s security operations. Attendance is completely free, and registration is officially open to LogRhythm customers, partners and members of the security community.

RhythmWorld 2020 will provide deep-dive learning sessions, comprehensive training, access to technical LogRhythm experts, and feature an epic capture the flag event. Sessions attendees should look forward to sessions such as:

  • Thinking Like the Adversary to Thwart Cyberattacks
  • Threat Hunting with MITRE ATT&CK Technique ‘X’
  • Women in Security Power Panel
  • Live Red and Blue Teaming in LogRhythm

 

In addition, LogRhythm executives — including CEO Mark Logan, Chief Security Officer James Carder, and Chief Marketing Officer Cindy Zhou — will host panels and fireside chats with leading security executives, including:

 

  • Abid Adam, group chief risk & compliance officer of Axiata Group Berhad
  • Sam King, CEO of Veracode
  • Chris Mitchell, chief information security officer of the City of Houston
  • Avani Desai, partner and president of Schellman & Company
  • Kip James, vice president and chief information security officer, global information security, TTEC

 

“LogRhythm is committed to providing our global community with the cybersecurity resources they need, and we’re excited for more participation from our international customers and partners by holding RhythmWorld virtually,” said Logan. “This security conference is as much about learning from LogRhythm’s own team of experts as it is learning from prominent security industry leaders and fellow attendees. We look forward to providing more of our community with those same quality learning experiences as they’ve come to expect with our in-person events.”

LogRhythm began its RhythmWorld conference series in 2017 to enable its customers to engage in peer-to-peer learning, discover security trends and best practices and help its users maximize their knowledge and use of the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform. Last year, participation increased by over 100 percent, with more than 400 customers and partners in attendance. Ninety-three percent of attendees indicating they gained value by attending the conference, enhancing their security industry knowledge, and expand their use of the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform.

More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. For more information on the event, to register, or to sponsor the event, please visit logrhythm.com/rhythmworld.

About LogRhythm

LogRhythm empowers more than 4,000 customers across the globe to measurably mature their security operations program. LogRhythm’s award-winning NextGen SIEM Platform delivers comprehensive security analytics; user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA); network detection and response (NDR); and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) within a single, integrated platform for rapid detection, response, and neutralization of threats. Built by security professionals for security professionals, LogRhythm enables security professionals at leading organizations like NASA, XcelEnergy, and Temple University to promote visibility for their cybersecurity program and reduce risk to their organization each and every day. LogRhythm is the only provider to earn the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for SIEM designation three years in a row. To learn more, please visit logrhythm.com.

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New ODU SPC 16 - Single Power Connector for High Power Applications

ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance connector solutions and cable assemblies, is introducing to the market ODU SPC 16, the robust single power connector solution.

The ODU SPC 16 is a robust single power high voltage and high current connector. This connector benefits of the ODU LAMTAC technology, a high performance contact system with maximum current carrying capacity.

ODU SPC 16 has a robust housing made of engineered plastics and a bayonet locking system that ensures a quick and easy mating. The single power connector is IP65 in mated condition, can stand currents up to 615A/1,000 V, and has up to 5,000 mating cycles, making it a highly reliable and stable connector solution. Additional product features include: touch proof IP2X, operating temperature range of -40 °C up to +60 °C, crimp termination type for the plug and a screw termination for the receptacle, cable cross section of 150 / 185 / 240 mm² and 6 color coding options.

ODU's new high power connector solution, ODU SPC 16, is ideal for various applications, such as but not limited to stationary power distribution, emergency generators, and mobile power supply trucks. For more info go to: https://www.odu-usa.com/connector-solutions/electrical-contacts/odu-spc-16/

ODU Group: Global Representation with Perfect Connections
The ODU Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of connector systems, employing 2,300 people around the world. In addition to its company headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn (Germany), ODU also has an international distribution network and production sites in Sibiu/Romania, Shanghai/China and Tijuana/Mexico. ODU combines all relevant areas of expertise and key technologies including design and development, machine tooling and special machine construction, injection, stamping, turning, surface technology, assembly and cable assembly. The ODU Group sells its products globally through its sales offices in China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Romania, Sweden and the US, as well as through numerous international sales partners. ODU connectors ensure a reliable transmission of power, signals, data and media for a variety of demanding applications including medical technology, military and security, automotive, industrial electronics, and test & measurement.

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Jawfish Digital Announces An Exciting Relief Package For All New Clients

Jawfish Digital, the digital marketing, and web design firm that also specializes in creating meaningful and effective content, has announced the launch of a new Relief Package for new clients. The package aims to help new businesses achieve their objective of creating the best exposure for their brands even as the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown continues to affect many firms. 

“We are happy to announce a new Relief Package for the benefit of our new clients,” says Jim Tee, President/COO of Jawfish Digital. “The Relief Package includes either free web design or one free blog/article and optimization. We understand that it can be difficult to get your brand out there, especially now, but with our promotion package, Jawfish can help you strategically and successfully implement your brand.” 

Apart from the payment plans, Jawfish Digital also offers content and web design referral programs and rewards as a mark of appreciation for the support of their customers.  "Our company has a passion for serving our customers with a commitment to deliver more with less.  We are result driven and customer centric."- Jim Tee, President/COO of Jawfish Digital.

Jawfish Digital stands apart from other digital marketing firms by offering a personalized connection to each of its clients. This is achieved by utilizing a variety of tools that keep their clients informed at every stage of the website development process.  

Breaking away from the traditional methods of web designing, Jawfish Digital not only works in close association with clients from beginning to end of the website process but also offers a subscription-based payment option that includes everything from website maintenance to any changes that a client might want to update. Clients continue to have access to top-class expertise even after the website is designed and commissioned. 

The company has unmatched industry expertise in SEO, Google Ads, and in various critical aspects of content creation and digital marketing processes. Jawfish also offers E-Book creation and design for longer content as a part of their content marketing solutions.  They always supplement their services with informational guides and blog posts that provide vital industry tips and trends for a variety of topics.

The Relief Package announced for new clients is a welcome move that has been highly appreciated by several customers whose business has been affected by the pandemic but want to keep their brand image active among their clientele. With their promotion package, Jawfish can help companies strategically and successfully implement their brand promotion programs.

For more information, visit https://jawfishdigital.com 

To check out their past work, visit https://jawfishdigital.com/portfolio/ 

About Jawfish Digital:

Jawfish Digital is the top content marketing and web design agency in Raleigh, NC. It was founded in 2015 with a passion for serving customers with a commitment to deliver more with less and specializes in providing exceptional service and results to its clients. The result-driven and customer-centric firm has a marketing team with years of experience working in the sales, digital marketing, and web design industries. They serve customers across all industries including local and small businesses, startups, and established businesses looking for a redesign, in the US and internationally. 

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Tompkins International Launches New Mobile App to Help Businesses Ensure Facility Safety & Compliance During COVID-19

Tompkins International, a leading supply chain consulting and solutions firm, has announced the launch of SentryCheck, a new solution to help businesses operate safely and effectively amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The easily configurable mobile application can prompt users to perform time-sensitive tasks, record critical inputs, automatically send corrective action alerts and more.

“With warehouses operating around the clock to meet customer demands during the pandemic, it is more important than ever for businesses to verify that all processes and procedures are being followed to keep their facilities safe,” said Denny McKnight, CEO of Tompkins International. “By leveraging Tompkins’ 45 years of supply chain experience, SentryCheck provides businesses with the validation they need to ensure the health and safety of their employees and customers throughout COVID-19 and beyond.”

SentryCheck offers complete data transparency with cloud reporting and dashboards, allowing compliance teams to monitor all facilities from a single view. It provides automated tools to ensure all facilities comply with their company’s COVID-19 procedures, including Workplace Entry, Facility Sanitation and Remediation & Communication, as well as other customizable checklists and tasks. Additional features include:

  • Hourly, daily, weekly and monthly required tasks accessible from any iOS or Android device
  • Customizable task management checklists for any operational needs
  • Secure cloud-based storage of all task observations, activities and audit commentary
  • Corrective action alerts sent immediately via text or email
  • Photo, video and audio capture with notes for accurate recordkeeping
  • Consistent and complete reporting and analytics with subscriptions

 

In addition to the new mobile app, Tompkins International also offers free digital resources to help businesses overcome operational challenges and deliver on customer demands during COVID-19. The company’s COVID-19 Resources hub includes educational and thought leadership content that focuses on the impacts of COVID-19, successful supply chain reinvention strategies and other related topics to help businesses flourish in these uncertain times.

To learn more about SentryCheck or to schedule a demo of the solution, please contact us at info@sentrycheck.com.

About Tompkins International
Tompkins International is a global supply chain consulting and solutions firm dedicated to helping clients achieve supply chain excellence and profitable growth. Founded in 1975, Tompkins has integrated its decades of experience in strategy, commerce, logistics and technology into an ecosystem of four business units: Supply Chain Consulting, Material Handling Integration, Robotics and Applied Technologies. By combining best-in-breed services and technologies, Tompkins delivers a true end-to-end supply chain solution enabling clients to improve the customer experience and ensure long-term success. Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.tompkinsinc.com.

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MSI Global Transformation Solutions Joins RES Forum’s Technical Partner Program

As part of the Technical Partner program, MSI has helped develop RES Forum’s Policy Analytics and Risk modules that allow companies to compare (on an anonymous basis) their risk and assignment policies against all other companies. Currently over 100 organizations have input data. For those companies who have already input responses, they will have the ability to change these, model scenarios and see the impact on overall weight and cost of these changes relative to others.

MSI’s Global Relocation division is a leading provider of relocation and Global Mobility Transformation® solutions to organizations worldwide. MSI has a diverse portfolio of services designed to help companies effectively and strategically meet their mobilization needs.

David Enser (The RES Forum) said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Timm Runnion and his team at MSI Global Ttransformation Solutions. The quality and service that MSI delivers to corporate clients and transferees is outstanding and that’s why we are excited to have them as one of our Technical Partners.

Timm Runnion, MSI Chairman said, “We too are delighted to build on the outstanding relationship we have with RES Forum and look forward to collaborating on these excellent tools, providing genuine value to our clients and the broader relocation community.” Kim Raymond, MSI’s SVP Global Talent Strategy added: “RES Forum’s values and culture of collaboration, research and shared learning will continue to resonate well with our clients.”

About RES Forum (http://www.theresforum.com). Created in 2006 as an independent community for International HR & Mobility professionals and is now the largest and most active network, specializing in global mobility survey data, modelling and analytics. Over 1850 members from 820 of the world’s leading companies in 41 countries, all mobility professionals, have joined the RES Forum and are active participants in knowledge sharing in an increasingly growing online community.

About MSI (http://www.msigts.com): MSI helps to transform businesses into highly optimized and well executed organizations that can embrace the ever-changing dynamics of the global economy.

Global corporations depend on MSI’s trusted expertise and managed services capabilities in the specialized areas of:

Global Immigration                
Domestic Relocation                 
Global Employer Services
International Assignments
Global Employer Services
Mergers & Acquisitions            
Post-Merger Integration
Change Management                
Globalization                    
Procurement
Diversity and Inclusion            
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Compensation & International Payroll    
Tax & Equities
Business Traveler Compliance        
Technology & Digital
International PEO                
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Analytics

Companies grow, compete, and globalize with MSI

http://www.msigts.com

Media Contact:
Nick Royle, MSI Global Transformation Solutions | nick.royle@msigts.com | +1 (603) 274 9100

http://www.theresforum.com

Media Contact:
Ken Scott, The RES Forum | ken@theresforum.com | +44 (0) 7562 986444

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OTTC Completes Fiber to the Home Build in Phelps, Clifton Springs, Trumansburg, Interlaken, Romulus and Ovid NY

Ontario Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) is proud to announce that it has completed its 600-mile Fiber to the Home (FTTH) build in Phelps, Clifton Springs, Trumansburg, Romulus, Interlaken and Ovid, NY. OTTC is also the first independent telephone company in Upstate New York to implement the new FlexNAP™ system from Corning, a leading innovator in materials science, into their FTTH build. This system allows for faster, more reliable fiber installation to both homes and businesses. As a result of its innovative fiber build, OTTC was awarded the FTTXcellence Award during the 2019 Fiber Connect conference.

OTTC’s new OTTC Blast router is being deployed to FTTH customers to provide them with the ultimate whole home wi-fi solution. This router gives the customer complete control of their network with the OTTC Smart Home app. This allows the customer to setup guest wi-fi, utilize parental controls, run speed tests, and manage their home network.

Paul Griswold, President and CEO of OTTC says, “We’re on the cutting edge of fiber technology, and our new OTTC Blast Router will provide customers with the most reliable whole home wi-fi solution.”

“Corning is excited to support OTTC’s most recent FTTH build, and proud that our pre-terminated solutions continue to deliver value in deployments across America,” noted Clark Kinlin, SVP of Corning Optical Communications. “OTTC’s willingness to innovate makes them the ideal partner for deploying next-generation solutions like FlexNAP. We’re looking forward to the countless benefits fiber connectivity will bring to the Ontario-Trumansburg community.”

OTTC has been owned and operated by the Griswold family since 1920, and now has 5 generations operating the company. Known for its innovative communication solutions, our 5 generations of family, have prided ourselves in keeping up with the technological times, the company has undergone many evolutions over its 100 years of operations. This has allowed its current generation the ability to provide customers with the latest high-quality and technically advanced communication services.

To meet the advancing needs of customers, Paul Griswold founded Finger Lakes Technologies Group (FLTG) in 1995. In 1999 the company became one of the earliest Cisco partners, and by the year 2000 the company had become a premier Cisco partner with over 100 Cisco Certifications. FLTG’s 3,000-mile fiber network serviced over 75 cities in Upstate NY, and in 2014 FLTG received the New York State Broadband Award for Fiber Innovation. FLTG was also the recipient of Top Work Place Awards for New York State in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017, FLTG was sold to FirstLight. Now known as OTTC, the company continues to provide the largest privately-owned fiber network in Upstate NY.
To stay up to date for promotions and everything fiber to the home related, like OTTC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OTTelephone.

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The Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) and their subsidiaries form the largest independently-owned telephone Company in New York State, providing phone and internet services to more than 8,000 residential and business customers. Founded in 1920, OTTC is a five generation, family-led business that keeps innovation at its core with nearly 100 years of experience. OTTC offers services in Phelps, Clifton Springs, Trumansburg, Interlaken, Ovid and Romulus. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ashley Gustafson at 585-313-9794 or email at ashleyg@ottctel.com .

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The Leading Provider of White Label Marketing Services in the USA and Canada Expands Product Line and Enters European Marketplace

White label marketing service specialists, yourlabel, expands across Europe and adds to its product line, giving marketing agencies and media companies the opportunity to diversify their service portfolio and create new revenue streams without the extra costs and investments that usually come with growth.

The white label service model is simple, yet effective. When a company partners with yourlabel they can pick and choose from a wide range of marketing services to re-sell to their clients. When the company gets a new order, yourlabel’s team of marketing experts step into action. Acting as an extension of the company, yourlabel fulfills the service and provides all necessary support. Many companies choose to outsource marketing services because it is a cost-effective, efficient, and practical avenue for revenue generation and sustainable growth.

The initial expansion of yourlabel is focused on the UK and offers several unique benefits to the marketplace. As opposed to outsourcing to local providers, yourlabel offers companies access to fresh, unique and innovative perspectives on marketing strategies and services that are not otherwise found in Europe. The favourable exchange rate also makes yourlabel a cost-effective solution for European companies.

“Our expansion into Europe is the first step in getting Canada recognized as a valuable supplier of marketing solutions in the international stage. Our team will bring a wealth of fresh ideas and expertise to the European community. In an already extremely competitive marketplace, agencies who adopt yourlabel early will be able to stand out in the crowd” says Vimal Siva, CEO at yourlabel.

The synergy between the UK and Canada extends beyond just sharing a language, with a time-change of only 5 hours, companies in the UK can tap into yourlabel resources and support during business hours and receive responses in a timely manner. All factors that are a necessity in the fast-paced realm of online marketing.

Renowned in the marketing industry for their extensive white label marketing services, yourlabel is synonymous with excellence in expertise and support. With a full complement of online marketing services available, including PPC, SEO, reputation management, social media management, content development, website design and development, marketing agencies and media companies have the unique opportunity to brand themselves as a one-stop-shop for marketing services, and offer a comprehensive range of marketing services to their clients.

More about yourlabel white label services:
A division of Canadian owned and operated OutReach Media, yourlabel is a fast-expanding white label marketing outsourcing provider that is changing the way marketing agencies and media companies do business. While yourlabel handles the logistics and fulfillment behind the scenes, companies can focus on their sales and client relationships.

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Houston Native, Rashad Garrett Creates Faith of a Mustard Seed Therapy App Bridging the Gap for Accessible Mental Health Services in COVID-19 Pandemic

Houston Life coach, Rashad Garrett, has thrown a lifeline to those struggling with mental health problems during the pandemic and beyond with the launch of his new app, Faith Of A Mustard Seed (FOAMS).

The global pandemic has caused a drastic increase in the number of people dealing with mental health issues. In fact, a Federal Agency emergency helpline dedicated to helping people in emotional distress registered more than a 1000 percent increase in April for their service in comparison to the same period last year. But despite the growing demand for mental health services, therapists are struggling to bring their services online due to restrictions with reimbursement and licensing.

With the current state of affairs, the FOAMS App has never been timelier. Touted as the social therapy app, the FOAMS app offers a space for individuals to grow socially and emotionally by providing help for issues such as depression, anxiety, self-identity, abandonment, insecurities, low self-esteem and much more. Users of the app can access one-on-one personal therapy from the platform’s clinicians that include Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Licensed Therapists, and Life Coaches. Sessions are facilitated via phone, video calls, and live chats; users can even send in-app messages to their counselors.

FOAMS is a black-owned, LGBTQ business blazing the trail for a new kind of Telehealth. When asked about the motivation for creating the app, CEO and Founder, Rashad Garrett, explained: “I wanted to bridge the gap between counseling and technology by providing a preventative source to the society’s growing epidemic of depression. We just want people to have a place to turn to when they feel overwhelmed and or struggling with Mental health issues.”

For those who prefer self-help, the FOAMS app hosts free podcasts that focus on self-help techniques by industry leaders. There is also 24/7 access to forums and discussions moderated by life coaches and special guests as well as articles on topics such as abuse, relationships, panic attacks, depression, and more. FOAMS app also offers motivational apparel for children and adults.

The FOAMS App is available for free download in the Apple and Google app store. For further information, or to shop FOAMS apparel and other merchandise visit https://www.foamstherapy.com/.

Media Contact: Tikiyah
Email: toverstreet (at) relatepublicrelations.com

 
 

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The Receptionist announces contactless visitor check-in experience with latest version release

The Receptionist today announced the release of a new Contactless Check-In option for its visitor management system as a way to reduce contact liabilities in businesses and facilities and help minimize the risk of spreading any virus or disease.

After months of intensive research into different screening procedures, interviews with customers to determine needs, and internal product testing, the rollout of the new contactless functionality prioritizes keeping visitors and employees safe during the check-in process when the chances of using shared equipment are at their highest.

“Business leaders around the world have had to rethink how they welcome visitors through their doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Andy Alsop, President and CEO of The Receptionist. “We wanted to ensure that any solution we produced in response to this need would add lasting value to our customers not only during this time, but far into the future. By making our contactless feature available immediately to everyone using our software, we believe we’re helping our customers keep their visitors and their employees safer and healthier.”

The Receptionist for iPad's contactless feature allows office visitors to check in using their personal mobile device, without needing to physically touch an iPad kiosk or download an additional app, and at no additional cost.

Upon arrival, visitors can use their mobile device’s camera to scan a QR code displayed on the iPad screen, launching a browser that walks them through answering each company’s unique visitor check-in questions.

Additionally, visitors can start the process prior to their arrival by accessing a unique URL provided by the business. They will then be able to answer any questions ahead of their scheduled visit.

Once they’ve answered the check-in questions, visitors will be given a unique QR code on their mobile device to present to the iPad’s camera that will complete their check in and notify the appropriate contact that their visitor has arrived.

Feedback from Receptionist for iPad customers has been overwhelmingly positive in the initial days since the contactless feature’s release.

“As a community of independent health and wellness providers, protecting the health and safety of our Members and their clients and patients is at the forefront of what we do,” said Scott Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of Nexis Wellness. “The Receptionist for iPad has been a critical tool at Nexis for the past three years, and we are confident that our visitors are going to love using the new contactless check in process.”

The initial release of the contactless feature includes the ability to have visitors sign health, security, and/ or liability agreements/statements digitally and print badges (if a printer is available) once a visitor has scanned their QR code to confirm their check-in and log their Covid-19 risk.

Planned future updates include functionality to recognize returning visitors, take photos from the mobile device, search contacts, and more.

“We see contactless visitor check-ins becoming much more the standard rather than the exception moving forward,” said DeLynn Berry, The Receptionist Co-Founder and Director of Engineering, “and we’re going to continue to place our resources into additional functionality that provides our customers and their guests the best experience possible.”

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Altium Launches the #MyAltiumStories Showcase Contest Celebrating the Passion of PCB Designers Everywhere

Altium is launching an exciting new contest this summer, open to engineers, students, inventors, and companies. The contest will allow PCB designers from all industries and experience levels an opportunity to show off their design work and a chance to be featured on Altium’s popular Altium Stories YouTube channel.

The Altium Stories YouTube channel, launched in late 2019, features short videos showcasing innovative projects designed by Altium users. In mere months the channel has grown to nearly 6500 subscribers and individual videos have received as many as 35,000 views.

The #MyAltiumStories contest gives viewers the unique opportunity to have their own designs featured alongside industry luminaries ArduinoHouston Mechatronics and Piano Arc. Contest winners will also be eligible to win Altium Designer licenses, official Altium-branded merchandise and more.

The contest is just as exciting for Altium, as it gives the company another way to connect with the PCB design community. As Masha Petrova, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Altium, elaborates, “Altium users are more than just customers to us—they’re vital to our success as well as the advancement of future technologies. The #MyAltiumStories contest is a great way for anyone who loves PCB design to show off their creations while inspiring peers and future generations of designers.”

Informative videos showcasing current projects using Altium PCB software tools may be submitted through August 31, 2020.

For detailed contest rules and requirements, please visit: https://resources.altium.com/p/showcase-your-designs-and-win.

ABOUT ALTIUM

Altium LLC (ASX: ALU), a global software company headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is accelerating the pace of innovation through electronics. From individual inventors to multinational corporations, more PCB designers and engineers choose Altium software to design and realize electronics-based products.

The growing demand for smart and connected products is driving advancements in electronics technology. Design trends are demonstrating the need for minimizing power, reducing package size and energy consumption, and prioritizing high-speed design. For over 30 years, Altium has been delivering software that maximizes the productivity of PCB designers and electrical engineers, from idea to board. Users are at the center of Altium’s R&D and business operations. With its unique Business-to-User approach, Altium is focused on developing software that is easy to use and implement, with solutions that enable innovation and deliver industry-leading user productivity.

 

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Podcast Part 2 of the Trilogy: Digital Transformation: Planning with Dr. Paul J. Bailo

The second part of the trilogy – Digital Transformation with Dr. Paul J Bailo has just been released. In this latest podcast which focuses on the planning part of Digital Transformation, Dr. Paul J Bailo has shared his views on the critical role of planning in the digital transformation process.

“The planning phase is a critical piece in the digital transformation process,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation.  “The chances of achieving success in the digital transformation strategy depends to a large extent on the planning part. The execution is easy but the planning is harder.” 

Dr. Paul who has proven expertise in multiple competencies states that the planning process must begin with an evaluation of the changes that are needed, and understanding why a business exists, and how it functions. 

Dr. Paul says that business owners must have a clear focus on the goal and identify the performance gap and the opportunity gap distinctly. It is equally important to understand what form of change is needed to move ahead and whether the organization is ready for that change. 

One of the key requirements to successfully implement the digital transformation process is having the right leadership team to guide the organization through the change. The leadership must keep pushing because some amount of skepticism will always be seen among the early adopters as they might not be keen on innovation and change. 

Dr. Paul admits that ushering a change in the existing business process could be hugely challenging as it involves fundamentally changing the core foundation of the business.

According to Dr. Paul, the critical piece of the idea of digital transformation is to have the right leadership and the right people in the team. Those with the right digital mindset can convince and take others along and can transform even large institutions. 

“There will always be resistance to change as people who have been working in an organization for long have their minds wired in a specific manner,” says Dr. Paul. “Digital leaders who want to plan a successful digital transformation can’t have people with legacy thinking on their team.  The foundation piece is imp but the thinking has to be flexible and they must be ready to change.” 

Organizations need the best digital transformation professionals to be able to pull off the change successfully. Empowering is the best way of removing obstacles in the digital transformation process. This involves providing people access to the process, training, preparing, and educating them, and ensuring that they get completely involved in the transformation journey. 

Dr. Paul avers that digital transformation leaders must not only possess emotional intelligence but also a street sense. The team can support the other players through proper training, performance management systems, controls, and constantly improving the process. 

Dr. Paul again reiterates that there are just a handful of professionals who can deal with the multitude of challenges posed by digital transformation. The key thing to focus on is building the climate of change in an organization. 

Leaders must understand the psychology of building commitment for change. For this to happen, it is important to know the culture of the organization and the planning must be made around that culture. 

According to Dr. Paul, digital planning is all about rethinking the business process, rethinking what the future looks like, how it is to work with new and different clients, embracing new technology, and new data analytics.

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. 

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Rocket Launches First WordPress Edge Cloud Service, with Built-in Website Security Suite, Increasing WordPress speed by 2-3x world-wide

Lead by Web Hosting Industry Veteran and seasoned startup founder Ben Gabler, Rocket today emerged as an all-in-one Managed WordPress Hosting provider at the Edge of the cloud.

Rocket is Gabler’s vision for bringing WordPress to the Edge of the Cloud with Global Caching and Website Security inherently built-in to the Platform. After spending years working with WordPress users seeking CDN and WAF solutions to layer on top of their hosting provider - Gabler realized there was not only an opportunity to integrate these services but simplify the experience so every WordPress website in the world can effortlessly benefit.

“WordPress users should be able to focus on building and managing their website content without needing a degree in security and performance best practices” said Gabler. “Our platform has a unique footprint at the Edge of the Cloud that not only brings WordPress hosting as close as possible to your website visitors, but it also provides Enterprise Website Optimization and Security tools at no additional cost.”

Starting with the end result, Rocket’s platform enables WordPress users of all sizes to deliver maximum WordPress performance across the globe, while maintaining a secure experience. Rocket delivers a full suite of optimization tools within the platform removing the skill sets and resources needed to manually configure separate plugins and operational settings during a WordPress deployment, optimization or update. WordPress users can now focus on what matters most, making a digital impact..

Rocket Platform Benefits include:

  • Easy to use Control Panel: Modern interface built for WordPress users of all sizes - making it easier than ever to develop, stage, launch, and boost your WordPress Website performance.
  • Premium Servers & Global Footprint: Directly connected with all major ISP networks the platform’s Enterprise grade servers at the Edge of the cloud put your WordPress within arms reach of our Website Visitors.
  • Built-in Caching (CDN) and Proxying: Rocket automatically caches all website content in over 200 locations, no plugin or configuration required. Rocket’s global caching fully supports dynamic content including WooCommerce. We also proxy and cache several third-party scripts like Google fonts to reduce DNS lookups and increase load time on your pages.
  • Always-on Website Security suite: Every WordPress installation includes a Website Firewall (WAF) and Malware Scanning/Patching specifically tuned for WordPress at no additional cost. Protecting every WordPress install from common http attacks, weak password usage, brute-force prevention, and much more.
  • Optimized JavaScript and Images: Our platform can automatically optimize your website’s use of JavaScript and increase page load time by asynchronously loading it. The platform also applies lossless image optimization with WebP support
  • Automated WordPress Updates: Save time, headache, and money with our automated WordPress core, plugin, and theme updates.

 

As a WordPress plus Edge Solution, Rocket is the only provider to leverage over 200 locations around the world extending the footprint of every WordPress installation. Not only is caching and security built in, the Rocket platform minimizes packet transfer delivering premium performance at increased speeds to site users anywhere in the world.

To build this innovative and easy-to-use WordPress hosting platform, Rocket teamed up with Total Server Solutions. “We take great pride in customizing our global reach and hyper converged cloud offering to support our client’s innovations” said Gary Simat, Total Server Solutions’ CEO. “The Rocket story is one of many partnerships where the result achieved more than each could accomplish individually. Even more, Total Server Solutions is using the Rocket platform to build our WordPress online presence”

“We’re really excited to bring this Product to market with our partners. While the name Rocket may be new, the team behind it is extremely seasoned” said Gabler. “Seeing WordPress evolve from the early 2000’s to where it is today, we’re thrilled to be a part of the WordPress community again. We strongly feel our Platform will really make an impact to provide a better Internet experience for users all over the world”

Rocket’s Simple, Fast, & Secure Managed WordPress Hosting is available today and is priced based on resources required starting at just a month. See full pricing details on our website or contact our Sales team for more information.

About Rocket

Rocket is an all-in-one Managed WordPress Hosting platform built for WordPress Websites of all sizes. We deploy and cache your entire website in over 200 locations with built-in Website Security tools. We primarily compete with WPEngine, Kinsta, and GoDaddy. Our management team comprises hosting industry experts that bring over 30 years of combined experience to the table. With an easy-to-use control panel on top of an Enterprise grade global footprint, we hope to help make the internet a safer place for WordPress users of all sizes. For more information, visit onrocket.com

For more information, media and analysts may contact:
Aaron Phillips
Rocket
Chief Revenue Officer
aaron.phillips@onrocket.com
646-895-6320

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LM Instruments Partners with Nano Dimension to Market Revolutionary PCB/Hi-PEDs 3D-Printers

South Florida, July 9, 2020Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDM), a leading Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME)/PE (Printed Electronics) provider, has signed an agreement with LM Instruments, which will represent it in the Mid-Atlantic States by marketing its 3D-Fabrication machines for High-Performance Electronic Devices (Hi-PEDs). 

LM Instruments is a reputed manufacturers' representative organization focused on the electronics manufacturing industry.  Its President, Alfred Freire, commented: “The Mid-Atlantic electronics manufacturing industry is predominantly categorized by prime contractors in the defence and space industries. Furthermore, the end user is always looking for short time-to-market, together with the highest quality, to meet the stringent requirements of their mission critical applications. The ground-breaking technology in these 3D-Fabrication Machines drastically reduces the development cycle time. It is now possible to enable on-site prototyping and it can be done within a few hours instead of a few weeks.” 

LM Instruments will work with Nano Dimension to market this new, disruptive technology, enabling the rapid prototyping of 3D Hi-PEDs (High Performance PCBs). The DragonFly LDM machine can be placed in the work area to fabricate the device overnight. It saves the hassle of having to send the IP rich electronic circuit files to another supplier or even in some cases to another continent. With Nano Dimension's 3D additive electronics technology, it becomes remarkably easy to print functional electronics prototypes and complex multi-layer Hi-PEDs in-house. 

The technology also helps to limit the environmental impact by optimizing design, size, and weight. Waste and procurement can be reduced with additive manufacturing of embedded electronics directly on board.

Multi-layered IC interface stepped socket

20-layer embedded capacitor timing PCB

20-layer embedded coil DC to DC convertor PCB

There are many other benefits of using Nano Dimension’s 3D PCB printers. Engineers and organizations can easily ensure that the confidentiality of sensitive IP is secured when development takes place in-house. It puts to rest the costs and concerns associated with IP infringement.

“The features of this technology are ideally suited to the Mid-Atlantic electronic manufacturing industry,” added Yoav Stern, CEO of Nano Dimensions. “LM Instruments brings product know-how, customer base knowledge and tremendous enthusiasm to ensure that our technology is successfully introduced locally. Over the years they have successfully marketed complex products to many local companies.”

About LM Instruments:

LM Instruments specializes in marketing highly engineered and automated products to the electronic manufacturing industry commonly known as the SMT (Surface Mount Technology) industry. LM Instruments is located in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. corridor. For more information, visit https://lm-instruments.net/3d-pcb-printers-nano-dimension/

 About Nano Dimension

Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) is a provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME). High fidelity active electronic and electromechanical subassemblies are integral enablers of autonomous intelligent drones, cars, satellites, smartphones, and in vivo medical devices. They necessitate iterative development, IP safety, fast time-to-market and device performance gains, thereby mandating AME for in-house, rapid prototyping and production. Nano Dimension machines serve cross-industry needs by depositing proprietary consumable conductive and dielectric materials simultaneously, while concurrently integrating in-situ capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers and electromechanical components, to function at unprecedented performance. Nano Dimension bridges the gap between PCB and semiconductor integrated circuits. A revolution at the click of a button: From CAD to a functional high-performance AME device in hours, solely at the cost of the consumable materials. For more information, please visit www.nano-di.com.

NANO DIMENSION INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

Yael Sandler, CFO | ir@nano-di.com 

 

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Technology

CloudAccess, a Cloud Equity Group Portfolio Company, Completes Second Add-on Acquisition

CloudAccess, a leading Wordpress and Joomla cloud hosting provider based out of Michigan, today announced that it has expanded its professional service offerings with the acquisition of Miller Media, a Michigan-based web development and search engine marketing firm.

Miller Media is a Google Partner digital marketing agency focused on Internet marketing strategies, usability, conversion improvement, SEO, SEM, design, and development of websites. For over 30 years, the team at Miller Media has worked to bring transformative experiences to the business goals of its clients and the unique needs of its customers.

The add-on acquisition will allow both firms to leverage resources from each other to expand their respective service offerings and create significantly more value for their clients.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Miller Media. Combining the expertise and assets from each company presents significant opportunities for growth” said Jonathan Gafill, CEO of CloudAccess.

"Very proud of my team and excited for the tremendous opportunity and synergies that this new partnership with CloudAccess offers” added Dan Miller, CEO of Miller Media.

About CloudAccess
CloudAccess.net is the premiere hosting and support platform for the Joomla and WordPress content management systems. The company developed and has exclusive rights to the Cloud Control Panel (CCP), a custom built, feature-rich, application management portal that is setting new standards within the hosting industry. CloudAccess.net is home to over 15,000 websites and offers an industry-leading support team that supports all core Joomla or WordPress features.

About Cloud Equity Group
Cloud Equity Group is a strategically positioned investment management firm capitalizing on the rapidly expanding industries of web hosting and cloud-based infrastructure. The company’s primary focus is leveraging investor capital in the acquisition of private lower middle market companies that possess high levels of unlevered free cash flow and/or significant opportunity for exponential growth.

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Casebook PBC Releases Saas for Human Services in Four New Program Areas

Casebook PBC, known as a leader in child welfare software innovation, has continued its expansion across human services into four additional program areas. The New York City-based software company has been quietly developing its new platform and bringing innovation to new areas of human and social services. Casebook’s configurable Software as a Service (SaaS) platform is now bringing innovation to nonprofit and state and local government organizations in Youth & Family ServicesDomestic Abuse & Victim ServicesInspection & Licensing Services, and Foster Care & Adoption Services.

"In times of crisis, such as the current pandemic, and the accompanying economic instability, there has never been a greater need to support the human services organizations and agencies that serve our country's most vulnerable. We've taken over a decade of experience in child welfare, user-centered design, and best-in-class software development and turned that into an affordable SaaS solution that can bridge the technology gap facing far too many human service organizations. Organizations no longer have the luxury of months or year-long modernization projects. Human services organizations require software that is native to the domain - and even specific program areas, as well as easy to onboard and requires very minimal training for their staff. With Casebook, we are getting service organizations up and running in weeks, including importing historical data. Crises don't honor delays, and our newest offerings are eliminating technical and programmatic obstacles so that organizations can work digitally and save time." said Nicole Reece, Chief Product Officer.

Casebook, originally incubated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a person-centric SaaS, inspired by the original version of Facebook. Purpose-built and designed to help workers, Casebook was originally designed with child welfare experts as a way to help workers prioritize and collect the data required to make informed decisions and improve outcomes. Today, Casebook PBC continues to create innovative solutions that are cloud-based, mobile-ready, and built with input from experts and workers in the program areas we support.

Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,Website & Blog

The Summit Learning Program: Big Promises, Lots of Money, Little Evidence of Success

Virtual learning and personalized learning have been at the forefront of education reform discussions for over a decade. One leader of this sector, Summit Public Schools, has been backed by almost 0 million philanthropic dollars from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the Gates Foundation, and others. Summit Public Schools has aggressively marketed its Summit Learning Platform to schools across the United States since 2015. As a result, the Summit Learning Program is now one of the most prominent digital personalized learning programs in the United States.

In Big Claims, Little Evidence, Lots of Money: The Reality Behind the Summit Learning Program and the Push to Adopt Digital Personalized Learning Platforms, Faith Boninger, Alex Molnar, and Christopher M. Saldaña, of the University of Colorado Boulder, provide a thorough analysis of Summit Public Schools, an 11-school charter network operating in California and Washington. Summit Public Schools began marketing its proprietary Summit Learning Program to potential “partner” schools in 2015 as a free, off-the-shelf, personalized learning program; it is now used in nearly 400 schools nationwide.

The marketing message of Summit Learning Program trades on the alleged success of the Summit Public Schools. Summit claims to have developed a “science-based” personalized learning model of teaching and learning that results in all of its students being academically prepared for college. It further claims that its students succeed in college and are prepared to lead successful, fulfilled lives. These successes, it claims, are the result of its unique approach to personalized learning and the use of the digital platform at the heart of its approach.

None of these claims made by Summit Public Schools have been confirmed by independent evaluators. In fact, other than scant bits of self-selected information provided by Summit itself, Boninger, Molnar and Saldaña found no evidence in the public record that confirms the claims. Nor did Summit Public Schools provide the information that the authors solicited in a California public records request.

Despite the lack of evidence to support the claims made by Summit Public Schools, the Summit Learning Program has been adopted by nearly 400 schools across the country. While Summit has offered positive anecdotes and some selected data, there is no solid evidence that “partner” schools are experiencing the promised success; to the contrary, there have been a number of reported incidents of problems and dissatisfaction. Further, the student data collected pursuant to the contracts between Summit and these partner schools presents a potentially significant risk to student privacy and opens the door to the exploitation of those data by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and possibly by unknown third parties—for purposes that have nothing to do with improving the quality of those students’ educations.

Virtual education and personalized learning are at the top of the education reform agenda in large measure because of hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and advocacy by philanthropic organizations (e.g., the Gates Foundation), large digital platforms (e.g., Facebook and Google), and venture capitalists anxious to access the school market.

Exacerbated by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country are struggling to find safe ways to educate their students. The rapid spread of the Summit Learning Program, despite its risks and lack of transparency, provides a powerful example of how policymakers are challenged when faced with a well-financed, self-interested push for schools to adopt digital personalized learning programs. Boninger, Molnar and Saldaña provide policymakers with recommendations to protect the public interest by establishing oversight and accountability mechanisms related to digital platforms and personalized learning programs.

Find Big Claims, Little Evidence, Lots of Money: The Reality Behind the Summit Learning Program and the Push to Adopt Digital Personalized Learning Platforms, by Faith Boninger, Alex Molnar and Christopher M. Saldaña, at:
http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/summit-2020

This research brief was made possible in part by the support of the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice (greatlakescenter.org).

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), a university research center housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. Visit us at: https://nepc.colorado.edu

Posted in: Education,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Allerio Mobile Hub Now Certified by Multiple Cellular Carriers to Enable Telemedicine for First Responders and Healthcare Systems

At Allerio we have chosen to do things differently. At Allerio we solved an important problem with connectivity for telemedicine and remote communications. We knew it had to be portable, it had to be reliable, it had to be secure, it had to be simple, and that it just has to work.

We are proud to announce that Allerio has passed all FCC and carrier certification requirements to operate on three U.S. nationwide networks simultaneously for its Allerio Mobile Hub platform. Allerio is a portable connectivity platform that optimizes cellular connectivity, enabling first responders in the field to reliably record, share, and transmit critical patient and other broadband data for telemedicine at the point of care and in transit.

Allerio CEO TJ Kennedy said, “At Allerio we are passionate about empowering first responders with life-saving technology. When creating Allerio, we looked at what was available for telemedicine at the patient’s location and found that more was needed, so we went to work to solve that problem. We came up with something completely different that optimizes coverage of three nationwide carrier LTE networks in one device that is lightweight, portable and is extremely easy to operate.”

Allerio Corporate Development Officer Jason Karp added, “The Allerio solution is a true step forward in connectivity options, which has been validated by public safety in the field, facilitating telemedicine for faster patient interventions and enabling true community paramedicine.”

The Allerio Mobile Hub platform, which includes all network connectivity, is now available for one low monthly fee. To learn more about Allerio, visit http://www.allerio.com.

About Allerio

Allerio's smart connectivity solution for first responders and other public safety personnel provides a reliable communication platform that facilitates the exchange of critical information and data from the field. Through an easy to use, one-button interface, Allerio offers an efficient and secure “Mobile Hub” to connect devices and transmit rich data in real-time, whether at the incident or in transit in an emergency vehicle. Allerio is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota with satellite offices spanning the U.S., including production facilities in Madison Heights, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.allerio.com and follow us on social media.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Technology,Telecom,U.S

4R Systems Taps Mark Garland as President and CEO to Lead the SaaS Solutions Company to its Next Phase of Growth in the Retail Supply Chain Space

4R Systems, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based machine learning & AI solutions that help retailers optimize their supply chain and merchandising decisions, announced Mark Garland to serve as its new President & CEO. Effective immediately, Garland will be responsible for leadership in all areas of 4R’s operations.

“On behalf of the 4R board, we are pleased to select Mark Garland as our new President & CEO,” said Marshall Fisher, 4R board member and UPS Professor, Operations and Information Management Dept. at The Wharton School of Business. “Mark has been key to our growth since he joined us in 2012. He has created positive change in all areas of our business and has been instrumental in countless operational improvements.”

Prior to assuming the role of President & CEO, Garland served as Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Solutions at 4R Systems, where he was responsible for growing the company’s brand and expanding sales.

4R’s new President & CEO, Mark Garland, said, “It’s a great honor to be chosen by our board to lead 4R. I’m proud to serve our entire team as each one has the utmost commitment to the success of our retail clients. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than when a retail client is pleasantly surprised by the increased profit 4R helped them to achieve. We’ve got more good things in store for our retail clients and I’m eager to keep 4R moving forward.”

“We are grateful for the leadership of Kevin Stadler, our former President & CEO," added Fisher. “Stadler and Garland were a great team. We know Stadler will bring success to the new role he has accepted, as he’s an innovator at heart. Mark Garland has earned this leadership role and the entire board is confident he will help 4R navigate uncharted territory in the retail world.”

About 4R Systems
4R is a leading provider of cloud-based, prescriptive analytics solutions leveraging the latest machine learning and AI strategies that help retailers optimize their supply chain and merchandising decisions.

Its innovative SaaS solutions are dedicated to helping retailers improve strategic decisions across the key functional areas of demand planning, omnichannel replenishment, assortment optimization, product markdown and seasonal allocation planning. Its holistic modeling learns your consumer demand including price elasticity, seasonality, localized demand variation, promotion lifts, and substitutability while allowing retailers to control the amount of risk.

Whether a traditional or pure e-commerce retailer 4R’s benefit driven methodology provides a flexible framework of exception-based management and scenario planning to meet the needs of a competitive landscape. Call (610) 644-1234 or visit http://www.4rsystems.com.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Retail,Services,Technology,U.S

Quotible and Spincar Join Forces to Introduce Immersive Digital Experiences in Lead Response Emails

Quotible, a premier lead response and communication company, and SpinCar, the global leader in digital automotive merchandising, today announced an integration that will enable dealers to deliver advanced digital merchandising experiences within every Quotible quote.

This advanced new integration enables dealers to feature SpinCar’s interactive 360° WalkArounds and Feature Tour experiences in their outgoing lead response sent via text and email. Allowing prospective buyers to explore every aspect of their vehicle of interest directly from the lead response builds greater confidence in their purchase decision. With this new capability, dealerships are able to deliver a better first impression when responding to leads and consumer inquiries.

“As a long time SpinCar customer, I was excited to see the integration between SpinCar and Quotible as it will provides for a more dynamic way to show photos and ‘spins’ of cars to our customers along with an engaging customer quotation tool,” said Bill Feinstein, President of New Jersey Planet Honda. “We now can provide our customers with a fully dynamic quoting environment that will only increase ‘stickiness’ and conversion rates."

“We at Quotible could not be more excited about our partnership with SpinCar, as we feel both companies have an aligned goal to increase conversions for our dealer partners and improve the consumer shopping experience,” said Nick Kaptain, co-founder of Quotible.

“Over the past 6 years, thousands of dealers have upgraded their static, photo-based websites with enhanced digital experiences that truly bring their vehicles to life online,” said Devin Daly, SpinCar Co-Founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with Quotible to be the first in the industry to extend this same technology to the outbound lead response process, and we look forward to welcoming them into our expanding partner ecosystem.”

Quotible is a dealer-founded technology that was created to solve the most common and critical pain points associated with automotive lead response and communication. Quotible replaces static, unengaging CRM email templates with powerful, personalized, and interactive quotes sent by both text and email. Dealers using Quotible deliver a first response that drives engagement, satisfies customers, differentiates the dealership, and most importantly, helps increase contacts, appointments, and closing percentages.

The integration with SpinCar offers various benefits including:

  • Personalized quotes that deliver a multimedia 360-degree virtual exterior and interior walkaround of every vehicle
  • Improved transparency and trust with close up zooming and panning of dealership inventory from every angle
  • More empowered shoppers in full control of vehicle exploration

 

ABOUT QUOTIBLE

Quotible is a dealer founded interactive lead response technology that helps progressive dealers all across the US maximize every single opportunity and differentiate from the competition by delivering highly engaging interactive quotes via text and email. Dealers using Quotible deliver a first response that drives engagement, satisfies customers, differentiates your dealership, and most importantly, helps increase contacts, appointments, and closing percentages. To learn more about Quotible, visit Quotible.com

ABOUT SPINCAR

SpinCar offers automotive dealers, wholesalers, OEMs and third-party marketplaces the industry’s most advanced platform for digital automotive merchandising. The company’s suite of products build trust between buyers and sellers by bringing the physical showroom experience to car shoppers wherever and whenever they want. SpinCar’s proprietary shopper behavioral data and digital technology applications enable vehicle sellers to deliver hyper-personalized interactions across the entire car buying journey. To date, the company has delivered more than 700 million shopper interactions across 20 countries. To learn more about SpinCar, visit SpinCar.com.

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VIA AIOps Announces the Next Generation AIOps Application

Vitria today announced the evolution of their Digital Operations suite with the VIA AIOps Application, which enables reliable automation across all layers of service delivery to improve the customer experience and optimize operations.

Customer experience is the ultimate measure of successful digital transformation — the VIA AIOps Application assures service delivery experience across today’s large and most complex ecosystems. The challenge operators face is siloed with noisy monitoring tools that tell them plenty about what is broken, but almost nothing about why and the potential impact to customer experience. In order to stay ahead of customer-impacting issues, operations teams need to leverage automation made available by digital transformation, but first need to separate root cause from symptoms, build trust in the analysis and then understand the potentially impacted population. However, lack of visibility across the entire service delivery ecosystem and ‘black box’ analytics can mask the real cause and make automation ineffective or even dangerous. To fully benefit from their investment in digital transformation, enterprises need less noisy monitoring tools and more comprehensive AIOps applications.

Today, Vitria is introducing VIA AIOps delivering a value multiplier that leverages all the data coming directly from sources or events from existing monitoring tools across the application, network and infrastructure layers in service delivery. VIA AIOps goes beyond traditional AIOps solutions by cross correlating this data with customer experience markers and change management events to provide the complete analysis needed for incident lifecycle automation.

“Today, we bring to market a comprehensive AIOps Application that helps enterprises accelerate their pace of innovation,” said Chris Menier, GM Digital Transformation, VIA AIOps. “Automating the incident lifecycle can maximize the customer experience while optimizing operations. VIA is the only AIOps application in the market that provides total ecosystem observability and explanatory analytics to assure the service experience.”

VIA AIOps

Is a next generation AIOps application that improves customer experience by providing total Ecosystem Observability, Explanatory AI, and Experience Assurance.

Total Ecosystem Observability—learns dependencies and generates an ontology across all layers of service delivery including application, network and infrastructure performance, as well as customer experience markers and change management events.

Explanatory AI—delivers advanced analytics and machine learning to accurately detect anomalies and determine what is the cause, what is symptomatic, and what customer populations are impacted with visual explanations of all analysis and actions.

Experience Assurance—remedial actions can be automated and customer-affecting issues can be predicted and acted upon prior to customer impact.

Learn More: Bridge CX to Service Operations

About Us

Move from Analyzing Data to Automating Actions. VIA AIOps enables reliable automation by correlating data and events across all layers of service delivery to improve the customer experience and optimize operations. Automation minimizes the incident-to-response lifecycle and overall service and customer impact. VIA AIOps provides total ecosystem observability, and explanatory AI to increase confidence in automation and speed up operationalization. Using VIA AIOps provides experience assurance to your customers — know and act on problems before your customers do.

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International Internship Grant Allows Broward College Students to Participate on a Virtual Internship

5 high achieving students from Broward College (Florida) will complete a 1-month Virtual Internship this summer, after receiving funding from the Armstrong International Internship Grant exclusively offered to Broward College students. The Grant was funded by David Armstrong, former president of Broward College and current board advisor to Virtual Internships. His grant will cover the program fee for the 5 selected recipients to intern with an internationally-based company through Virtual Internships’ program.

The 5 awarded students include:
Ariana Martinez, a film major
William Zachary Dean, a biology major
Annie Villalta, a rising senior at College Academy High School planning to major in political science or economics
Kyle Ozuna, an international relations major
Gia Marquez, a chemical and biomedical engineering major

Recent Virtual Internship program participants have been placed with global small-to-medium enterprises (SME’s) and nonprofits, such as Karen Hilltribes Trust - a community-based organization supporting the Karen people of Thailand.

“Internships provide students with valuable workplace skills and experience for their future careers,” said Armstrong. “Through Virtual Internships, these students will also receive global and international business experience that should enhance their world view and career opportunities. The students at Broward College receive an outstanding academic experience, and these diverse grant recipients will no doubt improve their life and work experience through their internships.”

Due to COVID-19, 2020 has seen a massive push towards remote working for employees and interns alike. Organizations such as Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook will host thousands of worldwide interns through remote and virtual internships this year.

“I feel very honored to have won this scholarship as it helps me participate in a wonderful opportunity to work in the field I eventually want to have a career in,” says Martinez of winning the scholarship.

About starting his internship, Ozuna says he is “most excited to put into action lessons that I have been taught and apply them into the real world. Also, [I’m excited for] the opportunity to be able to step out of my comfort zone to try something new.”

“I am excited to meet professionals with completely different cultures than myself, to begin to learn how they think. I think meeting people is wonderful, especially people who are so different than I am and who are also professionals within their fields. I think the most exciting part will be making lifelong connections with other respected professionals in my field,” says Dean.

When asked what she hopes to accomplish during her internship, Villalta says, “I hope to gain work skills that will potentially boost my employability. I also hope to gain cross-cultural skills that will help me communicate with those who are different from me.”

“I’d like to increase my skills in written communication and problem-solving as well as mastering software and platforms relevant to my career field. Be able to adapt and gain an international perspective and most importantly, be able to demonstrate my potential as a Dominican Woman in STEM,” says Marquez.

Virtual Internships is grateful for its partnership with Broward College and its fundamental belief in the positive outcomes of academic and professional development programs of international nature. Additionally, we thank David Armstrong for his vision and generous support, allowing more students to have the opportunity to gain professional and international experience.

About Virtual Internships
In addition to these 5 students from Broward College, Virtual Internships will be supporting over 1,000 students from around the world to complete a remote international internship this summer. Students wanting to gain global work experience can complete an internship from the comfort of their own home, working 20-30 hours per week for 1-3 months. Virtual Internships’ program follows the highly-regarded National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies framework.

High school students can also access the program through Virtual Internships Foundations programming, which is a structured 4-week part-time internship and career-exploration experience. Those interested in learning more can visit Virtual Internships' Website

Posted in: Education,News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Planet Depos Releases Safety Guide as States and Localities Begin to Re-Open

Planet Depos, LLC, a global court reporting company providing best-in-class court reporting and litigation technology services, has distributed its safety guide, “A Safe Return to In-Person Litigation,” to its clients worldwide. As areas stabilize from the pandemic, government stay-at-home orders are lifted, and law firms return to in-person litigation, Planet Depos has implemented additional safety measures in its administrative and satellite offices.

“We are committed to the safety of staff returning to the field, in addition to all court reporters and guests present at our various locations around the world,” commented Joseph DiMonte, Co-founder and Managing Partner. “We are staying up to date with local, state, and federal orders regarding safe return to the workplace, along with recommended safety guidelines.” Best practices include, but are not limited to the following:

Full Disclosure: Prior to entering a Planet Depos office, all staff, contractors, and guests are requested to disclose if he or she is presenting with COVID-19 symptoms or has had contact with anyone who has tested positive within the last 14 days so that appropriate accommodations can be made.

Advanced Cleaning and Disinfection: Routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch spaces and surfaces is maintained in each of the Planet Depos offices per health authority guidelines, including all workspace areas, offices, conference rooms, restrooms, kitchens, and other areas. Signage throughout the offices serve as reminders for all employees, contractors and visitors to promote safety through emphasizing basic infection prevention measures.

Face Coverings: Upon arrival to a job location, Planet Depos staff, contractors and guests are required to wear a face mask.

Social Distancing: Planet Depos staff, as well as contractors and guests, are requested to maintain six feet of social distancing. Maximum capacity of conference rooms and offices is temporarily lowered in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Plexiglass Barriers: All Planet Depos satellite offices are equipped with Depo Shields, which are strategically placed for client use, and court reporters have been advised to add the shields to their equipment list when covering proceedings. The Depo Shield provides an extra layer of safety by blocking any droplets spread through talking or coughing.

Personal Hygiene: Planet Depos staff and contractors are encouraged to continue practicing good personal hygiene wherever work takes them, including touchless greetings, frequent handwashing, and respiratory etiquette.

Additionally, Planet Depos requires its staff and contractors to ensure depositions taken outside of a Planet Depos office are just as safe as those taken in the office. This includes requiring staff and contractors to wear face masks at any facility during their entire stay, practicing social distancing even when the facility does not specifically require it, and to carry hand sanitizer.

“Planet Depos recognizes that communicating with our clients and with our staff is more important now than ever,” said DiMonte. “Throughout the migration back into the physical workplace, we will continue to review and adopt best practices for health and safety, provide guidance and recommendations to our team, and welcome ongoing feedback from our staff, contractors, and guests.”

With its robust IT infrastructure, Planet Depos will also continue to offer remote depositions in a technologically secure environment from any location that has cell phone or internet access.

About Planet Depos

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Planet Depos, is the only international court reporting agency led by court reporters and world-renowned industry experts. Planet Depos provides court reporting and legal technology solutions throughout the United States and abroad to international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. The Company has extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials and depositions. A forward-thinking company, Planet Depos is conversant with the latest technologies and works closely with clients to implement case-winning tools.

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Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Pantomime’s Reality Faucet with Liquid LiDAR for 2020 iPad Pros Brings Realistic Physics to Augmented Reality

Pantomime Corporation has today launched the Reality Faucet augmented reality app which, on Apple’s iPad Pro 2020 models, uses new LiDAR depth tracking technology to seamlessly merge moving virtual objects with real environments in real time. The Liquid LiDAR in-app purchase lets users spray a kind of virtual liquid around their space, where it realistically flows across floors, behind furniture, and over irregularly shaped objects; bouncing off, flowing and pooling around real things; is pulled by gravity, fills containers; and physically interacts with other droplets and even with the iPad itself.

Liquid LiDAR is a milestone in augmented reality across several dimensions:

  • Physics — hundreds of virtual objects collide with the real world — with seamless occlusion as virtual objects disappear behind real ones.
  • Graphics — gorgeous translucent, shiny animated 3D droplets reflect the room, sky, and even details like floor tiles in each rolling, sliding bubble.
  • Sound — dozens of 3D sound sources engulf users via their iPad Pro’s four speakers. Surrounded by liquid — when a big bubble pops behind a user, sounds stay put even as he turns and moves.
  • Performance — high physics and graphics frame rates for hundreds of dynamic, interactive objects — with the user’s environment represented in tens of thousands of polygons — all ideally matched to the iPad Pro CPU, GPU, LiDAR and mobile tracking hardware.
  • Cutting edge hardware and software — the app leverages new LiDAR hardware and iOS 13.4 with new Reality Kit software — all introduced by Apple in late March 2020.

 

“LiDAR is the biggest leap ever into realistic virtual worlds people can reach into,” says Pantomime co-founder and CEO David Levitt. “Where clunky VR headsets block out the environment and isolate users, augmented reality is about anchoring things in the real world. Until now, the standard for mobile AR was recognizing where the nearest flat floor or wall was. Now AR knows the exact shape of your space and all the irregular objects in it. Seeing virtual objects interact realistically with the real world is a new kind of magic.”

The Reality Faucet app and its Liquid LiDAR in-app purchase are available for 2020 iPad Pros at the App Store today.

Pantomime Corporation, founded in 2014, has created augmented reality apps, earning awards including the Silicon Valley World Cup, patents, and fans with the first physically realistic networked AR experiences.

Pantomime founders Dr. David Levitt and Don Hopkins were on the teams that invented virtual reality and created The Sims™. Their previous apps include the first augmented reality app Invisibility, Pantomime Bug Farm, and Creatures AR.

Contact:
David Levitt
(707) 318-3456
david@pantomimecorp.com

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Posted in: Computers & Software,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

Coronavirus Crisis: AI Heath-App Helps Seniors Avoid Anxiety & Isolation

The Coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle area nursing home has some seniors scared -- not only of infection, but increased isolation.

“Senior living communities like Aldersgate in Charlotte, NC provide immediate health updates via our software platform, so the right message gets to the right person at the right time,” says Kyle Robinson, Co-founder of North Carolina-based Wellzesta, a health-tech company working with eldercare organizations coast-to-coast.

Each day, tens of thousands of seniors and their caregivers use Wellzesta products to stay connected and engaged. The mean age user of the Wellzesta Life software solution is 84, and 79% of subscribers use the App daily. The elderly are more susceptible to the virus according to health care experts and as a result, may face fewer visitors either by facility restrictions or fear from loved ones.

Seniors who experience social isolation or loneliness may face a higher risk of mortality, heart disease and depression, says a newly released report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization.

“Our 500 residents at Aldersgate all get iPads along with training on the Wellzesta app -- our main point of contact. Not only do they get important up-to-the-minute information like the Coronavirus updates – Wellzesta encourages social interaction via the events and calendar feature. It’s easy to RSVP to events and see who else is attending,” says Brooks Shelley, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement.

Seniors can stay engaged by signing up for sponsored events (they can see who is attending), do their own health journaling, or consume on-demand wellness articles and videos. Digital assistants, and digital coaches personalize the experience.

“We always get great info from resident association meetings, but when anyone asks me where to find information, I tell them to look at Wellzesta,” says an 84-year old resident of four years at Aldersgate (a Life Plan Community in Charlotte, NC.)

AI App Helps Seniors & Caregivers Stay Informed & Engaged

“The Wellzesta AI platform is super useful – it enables us to instantly communicate important information and tips to our caregivers and clients,” says Bill Osborne, Owner, Right at Home -- a Veteran approved home care agency with offices in Belmont and South Charlotte, NC. Osborne knows a lot about upper respiratory illnesses - having worked on a critical care helicopter flight team for nine years. As a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Adult Critical Care Specialist with a BA in Health Sciences and Management, Osborne has a deep understanding of virus symptoms and the urgency to share precautions for everyone to stay safe.

“Our caregivers rarely use email while working. Texting isn’t efficient. With Wellzesta’s Thrive, they log on to a password-protected platform, which has everything for them in one place,” according to Osborne.

Wellzesta Thrive is like a security blanket – it keeps me up to date on fun, food and future regarding my work and the world. I share exercises, articles and videos with my clients, which helps us both de-stress and stay healthier,” says caregiver Denise Brown, Right at Home, Charlotte.

About Wellzesta, Inc.
The company's name, Wellzesta is a combination of two words: WELLness and ZEST for life.

Dr. Robinson is the CEO of Wellzesta Inc. Dr. Robinson received a BA in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a combined MD + PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics) degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Co-founder, Kyle Robinson has spent her entire career in senior care and has a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned two Masters in Health Care Communication and Gerontology.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Beyond the myth: Christie introduces the Griffyn 4K32-RGB all-in-one RGB pure laser projector for permanent and staging applications

The new Christie® Griffyn™ 4K32-RGB continues the Christie tradition of delivering unmatched purpose-built laser projection technology for theme parks, indoor and outdoor sports venues, and other environments where there’s no time for downtime. With 360-degree orientation capabilities, and the ruggedness rental and staging customers demand, the Griffyn 4K32-RGB includes patented next-generation Trulife+ all-in-one electronics for a blur-free experience, and unrestricted connectivity to eliminate the time and hassle of removable option cards.

The Griffyn 4K32-RGB is Christie’s first projector to offer new digital convergence giving users the ability to select Red, Green, or Blue individually and adjust each color by remote control, for easy picture-perfect image alignment that saves time and money. Griffyn 4K32-RGB produces an exceptionally wide color gamut, achieving greater than 96% of the Rec. 2020 color space—more than twice the color of Rec. 709 and 50% more than DCI-P3-capable projectors—for a richer, more memorable audience experience. It also features optional high frame rate (HFR) capability to achieve 120Hz at 4K resolution or up to 480Hz with HD resolution for lifelike images.

“Weighing only 175 pounds (79.5 kg) the Griffyn 4K32-RGB is packed full of powerful features that will enhance your audience’s experience including exceptional color, sound performance below 50dB at full brightness, and superior video processing,” said Brad Martin, senior product manager, Christie. “Users can transport their audience to colorful new worlds since Griffyn not only raises the bar for RGB pure laser projection but soars above it. The Christie line of 3DLP® projectors are market leaders in electronics, illumination, and functionality, and the new Griffyn continues that legacy.”

Christie Griffyn 4K32-RGB at a glance:

  • All-in-one, omnidirectional RGB pure laser projector - compact single chassis, no additional components required
  • Up to 34,000 lumens while operating at less than 50dB at full brightness
  • New TruLife+ all-in-one electronics - unrestricted connectivity, eliminating the hassle of removable option cards        
  • New digital convergence via remote control for easy, flawless, image alignment
  • Rec. 2020 color – more than twice the color capability of a Rec 709 projector
  • 4K lens compatibility – compatible with Boxer and our current 4K40-RGB series

The Christie Griffyn™ 4K32-RGB projector ships in the fall of 2020 with a three-year parts and labor warranty backed by Christie’s industry-leading service and support.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser projectors and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED video wall display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com.

“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries. DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

Small Plumbing Camera from MEDIT Saves Thousands of Dollars for a Barbados Hotel

The track record of the MiniFlex plumbing camera is a story of how a modest investment prevented a huge financial loss. This compact, lightweight and portable camera, designed especially for narrow pipes with multiple bends, was able to locate a leakage in a swimming pool piping system in a Barbados hotel. Freshwater is scarce and expensive on the island, so fixing the issue saved the hotel management a lot of money, and let resort guests keep enjoying the pool and artificial waterfall without interruptions. The plumbing camera was rushed to Barbados when all other methods to detect the leaking spot within a complex and irregularly shaped piping failed. Once the problem area was successfully detected through visual inspection, the exact spot was located thanks to a signal transmitted by a sonde.

This compact and easy-to-use CCTV system was engineered to inspect narrow piping, such as bathroom and kitchen drains, swimming pools, hot tubs, showers, and sprinklers where larger diameter or less flexible push cables turn out to be useless.

MiniFlex comes with three cable length options, 65.6' (20m), 100’ (30m) and 131' (40m). The tiny 0.76" (19.5 mm) camera head boasts a Color CMOS chip, 12 white high power LED lights and an integrated 512Hz sonde, which works with any locator of the same frequency. The cable and the camera head are water-resistant and able to withstand up to 3 Bar pressure. The patented flexi-tube neck of the cable performs extremely well while running through multiple 90 degrees bends in 1.5’’ pipes and larger and can even navigate a P-trap in a 1.25’’ PVC pipe.

The portable DVR unit of MiniFlex plumbing camera has dual power supply: it can operate on a rechargeable battery (up to 7 hours on a single charge) or use standard 110V AC. The DVR is equipped with a 5.6’’ color screen with 640x480 pixels display resolution. The recorded files are kept on a removable SD card, and the image recording resolution is 720x576 pixels.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Services,Technology,U.S

Cloud4Wi appoints Scott Ackerman as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member

Cloud4Wi, the industry’s leader in location-based customer insights technology, is excited to announce that Scott Ackerman, former CEO of TuneCore, joined the company as COO and Board Member.

"Scott is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Cloud4Wi, with a laser-focus on operational excellence, and he is a perfect fit with our company culture," said Andrea Calcagno, CEO and Co-Founder at Cloud4Wi. "I have tremendous confidence in Scott's ability to align Cloud4Wi's world-class innovation with industry-leading operational practices to extend our market leadership."

Ackerman will assume responsibility for human resource, finance, support and customer service, and operations. Ackerman will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of the activities, ensuring operational excellence across the company.

“The opportunity to join Cloud4Wi is very exciting,” said Scott Ackerman, COO at Cloud4Wi. “We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and I look forward to working with this exceptional team to manage these new challenges and to maintain focus on delivering the company’s strategic growth objectives.”

Ackerman joins Cloud4Wi from TuneCore where he served as President and COO in 2010 and was promoted to CEO in 2012. Prior to joining TuneCore, he held executive operations positions at eHarmony, Orbitz, US Airways and American Airlines. He is an accomplished executive leading global sales, services and operations in high growth technology companies.

About Cloud4Wi
Cloud4Wi is a location-based customer insights solution that enables businesses and organizations to seamlessly and safely collect, analyze and act on customer data. Using real-time behavioral insights, Cloud4Wi empowers one-to-one relationships with customers by delivering perfectly-tailored communications at the right moment. With a 10x faster data collection and +30% lift in click-through rate, location-based customer insights drive results in today's new normal. Leading global companies rely on Cloud4Wi. They include Armani, BAC Credomatic, Burger King, Campari, Carmila, Diamonds International, First Trust, Gruppo FS Italiane, Herschend Family Entertainment, Klepierre, Kudu, Lacoste, Loro Piana, MaxMara, New York Botanical Garden, Prada Group, Talent Garden, The Cordish Companies and Valentino.  Cloud4Wi is headquartered in New York, and has offices in San Francisco, London, Paris, Milan, Pisa, São Paulo, and Bangkok.

To learn more about Cloud4Wi, please visit the website at http://www.cloud4wi.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Elena Briola
Cloud4Wi
ebriola@cloud4wi.com
Tel: +1 (347) 296-8790

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SATISFYD Announces Its Annual List of Top Dealer Award Winners for Highest Customer Satisfaction in the Industry

SATISFYD has announced the winners of its Top Dealer Awards for 2020. Each year, equipment manufacturing dealers who have achieved best-in-class customer experience scores from the previous year are selected by SATISFYD’s recognition program to receive a “Top Dealer” honor.

Only 26 dealers were selected for this year’s industry-recognized award, all of whom have made a significant impact on customer experience in the industry, according to their own customers, respectively. Scores are based on real customer survey data on more than 1,000 dealers of top equipment manufacturers from across the United States, Canada, and Australia.

“It’s not easy to satisfy the high expectations of modern-day consumers. That’s why these elite dealers deserve to be recognized for demonstrating excellent customer experiences on a consistent basis,” shared Emilie Spalla, Vice President of SATISFYD. “We’re honored to present this award each year to dealers who clearly consider customer satisfaction to be a top priority, and we’re excited to continue to support their efforts for many more years to come.”

Of the 26 winners overall, the 10 top-performing dealers will receive an exclusive Certificate of Excellence for customer satisfaction:

Cal-Coast Machinery, Inc.
Cross Implement, Inc.
Greenland Equipment Ltd.
Greenline Service Corp.
Hurst Farm Supply, Inc.
Leslie Equipment Co.
Martin Implement
Midland Tractor Company
Neff Co. Avon
S.H. Dayton Ltd

The complete list of honorees can be found here.

SATISFYD works closely with equipment manufacturers and their dealers to drive growth through managed customer relationships. SATISFYD helps dealers recognize, react and resolve issues identified by their customers, thus empowering them to improve customer satisfaction, increase customer retention, and boost their bottom line.

About SATISFYD

SATISFYD engineers database-driven survey and customer feedback processes. It specializes in customer and employee experience programs for equipment dealers. To learn more about SATISFYD and its services visit online at http://www.SATISFYD.com or call 1-800-562-9557.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Global Peer-to-Peer Renting Site Transforms E-Commerce Landscape

June 15th, 2020 - It’s that time of year again when millions around the world are “spring cleaning” and sprucing up their homes just in time for summer. But, what about all that unnecessary clutter? Sure. You’ll find use for it one day, but not today.

This mindset isn’t an anomaly. A recent global study (1) conducted by SNC-Lavalin found that, out of 7,000 respondents across 150 countries, 66% said they’re likely to rent products or services from others. 

In the U.K. alone, 64% of the population have participated in the “sharing economy,” according to research (2) conducted by the Virgin Group.

With increasing demand for an industry expected to be valued(3) at £9 billion in the U.K. and 5 billion worldwide by 2025, the time is now for a platform that redefines what it means to rent almost anything; anytime, anywhere. 

RentYourStuffs is the disruptor in the global e-commerce marketplace revolutionizing the demand of making instant purchases mixed with the pragmatism of “try before you buy.”

(1)“The Sharing Economy – are we in or out?” – SNC-Lavalin

https://careers.snclavalin.com/gen-z-sharing-economy

(2)“64% of Britons Now Use the Sharing Economy” – Virgin Group  https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/64-of-britons-now-use-the-sharing-economy

(3)“Global Sharing Economy Revenues Could Hit 5 Billion by 2025” – Virgin Group

https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/global-sharing-economy-revenues-could-hit-335-billion-by-2025

The Renting Revolution

Why are so many making the switch from owning to renting when it comes to consumer goods? Most opinions range from growing population mobility to embracing sustainable practices in our personal lives. But, the actual reasons may be more practical and less esoteric. 

In a 2019 study (4) by Lab42, a majority of U.S. respondents between the ages of 18 and 36 (57%) prefer renting to owning in order to test a product before making a purchase. 52% said they only needed a particular item for a short time, while other motivating factors included “spending less” (43%), “convenience” (42%), and “less maintenance and responsibility” (41%). 

With RentYourStuffs, you now have the freedom to rent what you want, for long as you need, across an active global community.

(4)“What’s Mine is Yours… And Yours… And Yours…” – Lab42

 http://blog.lab42.com/whats-mine-is-yours-and-yours-and-yours/

The Rent-to-Own Racket

According to the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations(5), the rent-to-own industry generates an annual revenue of .5 billion a year in the U.S., serving an estimated 4.8 million consumers in all 50 states, as well as Mexico and Canada. 

But, a cursory Google search what seems like a great bargain on paper may, indeed, be too good to be true.

How so?(6) Frequently coming under fire with entities like the Better Businesses Bureau and other consumer protection agencies for alleged misleading sales practices, advocacy groups have successfully changed laws protecting consumers in states like Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin. Also, interest rates on items can be upwards of 100% and higher.

(5)“The Rent-to-Own Industry” – APRO

https://www.rtohq.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/APRO-Flipbook-About-Us.pdf

(6)“Beware of the Real Cost of Rent-to-Own Stores for Furniture, Appliances, and Electronics”- MoneyCrashers

https://www.moneycrashers.com/rent-to-own-stores-furniture-appliances-computers/

That’s one of the (many) reasons why RentYourStuffs is a game-changer. By putting power and control back in the hands of consumers, through an innovative peer-to-peer marketplace, “we the people” are liberated from “fine-print fees,” “exorbitant interest rates,” and free to save money (and financial stress) by renting on our own terms.

Turn Your Treasures into Cash

While we won’t know the final economic fallout as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic for some time, most economists agree there will be severe negative impacts on the global economy.

RentYourStuffs offers the perfect opportunity to generate more income or start your own business, by renting what you already have right in your own home.

All you have to do is sign up for a free account (with no hidden membership fees), take and post photos of your items, add a few words, name your price and that’s it! Now you can share your items around the world, communicate with prospective renters via RentYourStuff’s secure messaging service, and invite friends and family to get in on the action.

RentYourStuffs Redefines the Rental Marketplace

With trusted and verified reviews from both renters and sellers, RentYourStuffs offers unparalleled peace of mind while eliminating the hassle of purchasing an item “sight unseen” or knowing you’ll only need it temporarily. 

So, whether you’re looking for new, used, or vintage items or you want to turn your own treasures into cash, RentYourStuffs has redefined the online rental marketplace by helping you save money and make money exactly when you need it.  

For more information, press only:

Delphine Dominic

Email: info@rentyourstuffs.com 

Posted in: Business,Shopping & Deal,Technology

AI “Swarms” Could Shape the Future of Digital Marketing

In nature, when honeybees gather and form a swarm to look for a new nesting site, their efforts can find the best site over 80% of the time.(1) Likewise, people can pool their intellect on a subject, amplifying it using algorithms modeled after the swarms found in nature. “Human Swarming has been shown to enable groups to reach optimized decisions, prioritizations, and forecasts in significantly less time than traditional methods,” said Louis Rosenberg, PhD, CEO of Unanimous A.I., in the latest B2B If You Market podcast. “In other words, thinking together in swarms makes groups smarter and faster.” Dr. Rosenberg explored the impact of “hive minds” in A.I and its future in marketing in Episode 78 of the If You Market podcast “The Role of A.I. in Marketing, with Dr. Louis Rosenberg," hosted by MountainTop Data’s CEO Sky Cassidy and JoTo PR Disruptors’ CEO Karla Jo Helms.

In 2016, Newsweek challenged Dr. Rosenberg’s team to amplify the intelligence of sports fans to predict the Kentucky Derby outcomes. Their Swarm A.I. model predicted a Superfecta—at the odds of 540:1—by connecting 20 horse racing enthusiasts with their digital platform and applying algorithms to their predictions of winners and precise places. “The result was a demonstration that people are smart and can get even smarter when thinking together as a swarm,” noted Dr. Rosenberg. “Now, Unanimous A.I. is focused on using the unique form of A.I. for marketing.”(2)

According to Dr. Rosenberg, real-time swarming can generate more accurate insights from human populations than traditional surveys and polls, especially when using limited group sizes from 20 to 50 people. For example, a recent study compared Artificial Swarm Intelligence to various methods of statistical polling and found that the group was able to converge on the optimal solution at significantly higher rates when swarming as compared to polling.(2) “Will swarming replace polling focus groups? While thinking together in swarms makes groups smarter and faster, there are a number of comparison points to consider,” Dr. Rosenberg noted.

Dr. Rosenberg’s Comparison of Swarms, Traditional Surveys, and Focus Groups:

  • Groups able to converge on the optimal solution at higher rate when swarming
  • Swarming requires simultaneous participation while focus groups do not
  • Polling requires scheduling for groups to gather
  • Swarming facilitated digitally; by participants logging into platform
  • Real-time swarming is better solution where accuracy is paramount

 

“I’m intrigued by the applications of Swarm A.I. in marketing and wondered when marketing professionals would have some readily-accessible technology application where they could work with a chat bot that allows people connecting to the platform to participate,” Cassidy noted. “Dr. Rosenberg’s response that they have a subscription to a soft offer platform is a solid sign that we’re looking at the future of A.I. in marketing right now.”

Dr. Rosenberg mentioned that in the past, marketing experts relied on human knowledge, wisdom, and intuition in collecting data from the general public. He discussed that “the big push” recently has been in removing the people factor and using big data, noting that this is not nearly as effective as a lot of people think.(3)

“Marketing is all about people, and it was people that created the processes utilizing A.I.,” says Helms, noting that she agrees that A.I. should aim to harness the power of human intelligence.

“In weighing whether swarming will replace polling I see that for applications where accuracy is paramount, swarming is often the superior solution, especially when access to large populations is limited,” Dr. Rosenberg pointed out. “That said, for applications where accuracy is not the highest priority, polling may be a preferred process as it does not require simultaneous participation the way swarming does.”

To listen to the podcast episode on swarm A.I. in marketing with Dr. Louis Rosenberg, visit https://ifyoumarkettheywillcome.com/2020/05/05/78-the-role-of-a-i-in-marketing-with-dr-louis-rosenberg/.

The If You Market podcast is a 45-minute conversation about B2B marketing—new trends, best practices and established tried-and-true. Each episode features a conversation with one expert guest discussing topics like: content marketing, account-based marketing, social media, marketing automation, PR, etc. The podcast airs on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and Tunein Radio.

About Louis Rosenberg:
Dr. Louis Rosenberg is the Founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, an artificial intelligence company that amplifies the intelligence of human groups using algorithms modeled after swarms in nature. Their Swarm A.I. model predicted the Superfecta at the Kentucky Derby at 540 to 1 odds. Making a fortune at gambling is great, but Louis Rosenberg and Unanimous AI are focused on using their unique form of A.I. for marketing.

About the If You Market They Will Come Podcast:
Meet If You Market podcast host, Sky Cassidy—an accomplished B2B marketing guru. And his co-host, disruptive PR evangelist Karla Jo Helms. Together they talk with industry experts to analyze marketing and public relations tactics from a perspective of data leveraging in marketing, entrepreneurial insight, and a measure of crisis management.

Sky Cassidy is also the CEO of MountainTop Data. MountainTop Data, based in Los Angeles, CA, provides data and data services for B2B marketing. Karla Jo Helms is the CEO and Anti-PR Strategist of PR agency, JOTO PR DisruptorsTM, based in Tampa, Florida.

1. Staff Writer. “Searching For a New Home – Scouting Behavior of Honeybee Swarms,” Academic.oup.com, 20 December 2006. Web.
2. Staff Writer. “Can Humans Use Artificial Swarm Intelligence to Make Smarter, Faster Decisions?” SU.org, 9 September 2019. Web.
3. McFarland, Alex. “Microsoft to Replace Dozens of Journalists With AI,” Unite.ai, 1 June 2020. Web.

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Rex Academy is offering Free Coding Content this Summer for 10 weeks

Rex Academy, the reputed academy that’s known for providing schools and organizations the best-in-class cutting-edge technology curriculum, has announced that it is offering free coding content for kids this summer. The Academy mainly licenses its standards aligned curriculum to K-12 schools, they also offer online week long summer camps, school year online weekly hour long classes for individual kids and at partnered schools in the USA, and IT job training skills for adults. The initiative has come at the right time as kids and adults are stuck at home due to the Covid19 pandemic and have free time but nothing concrete to do. 

“We are delighted to announce that our online coding classes (private, group, self-paced) for kids this summer have a great start” says the spokesperson for Rex Academy.  “We are committed to bringing high-quality, online, self-directed computer science curriculum to all K-12 students. Rex online coding classes during this summer will help students take a step ahead of their peers towards their technology skills.”

Rex Academy is offering a 10 week, 45 minutes of free daily coding content this summer. If you are a parent or represent a non-profit organization interested in this free daily coding content, please sign up here:

https://mailchi.mp/rex.academy/free-summer-coding-content 

Rex Academy was founded in 2014 by Sandhya Padala, a Master’s Degree holder in Computer Science and an IT Professional with over 15 years of experience. She started the Academy after quitting her job from Harley Davidson as a Technology Design Director. 

The Academy started with a few classes and camps but started building a curriculum gradually and partnered with local schools and organizations. In 2019 Rex Academy started developing its own coding learning portal which is designed to be both fun and educational.

Rex Academy offers the best online coding classes for kids age seven and above. Over 10,000 students have enrolled in their programs. It has successfully completed over 200 Summer Camps. More than 15 organizations are partnered with Rex.

CEO of Rex, Sandy believes that to succeed in the increasingly technology-driven world, every student must learn how computers think. Rex Academy’s mission is to provide high-quality, online, self-directed computer science curriculum to all K-12 students by licensing curriculum directly to schools. 

Here’s what Curt Hazelbaker President/CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas had to say about this initiative:

“I was struck by the comment made by Sandy, that coding is the reading and writing for the future generation. That really resonates when you realize how basic reading and writing is and what that means for coding going forward.” 

Programming is sheer magic and a universal language”, says Rex Academy CEO Sandy Padala. “Kids can develop a passion for it quickly. It becomes an outlet for their creativity and helps hone problem-solving skills. In many ways, programming is the new literacy that every kid must learn in this digital world. The earlier they are introduced to it, the easier it becomes for them to pick it up.”

Today, Rex is a huge success having impacted over 10,000 students in its short tenure. It has taught students through partnerships and pilot programs with major organizations like Girl Scouts, YMCA, as well as camps and classes at reputed private schools such as Greenhill.

For more information, visit:

https://rex.academy/online-classes/    

About Rex Academy:

Rex Academy , a Texas LLC, is an Educational Technology Company founded in October 2014 by CEO Sandhya Padala. The idea for Rex Academy came about due to her desire for her eight-year-old to learn computer programming. 

When it comes to learning to code, it is important to choose the right place that can impart this critical skill for this generation in a simple, fun and engaging manner. Rex Academy is the best place to learn online coding skills. Some of the key benefits of enrolling kids in Rex Academy are that the classes are fun and engaging, it teaches critical and analytical thinking and improves communication skills, it teaches kids to create games, mobile apps, animations, websites, and build software applications. The courses are 80 percent project-based and aligned with National Education standards like TEKS, CSTA and K12CS. The Academy offers multiple ways to learn - self-paced, one on one and small group sessions.

Couple of testimonials from our students.

Aatif
 
 
Samuel 
 




Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Services,Technology

XIMEA Releases 8K Industrial Camera Able to Stream 70 Fps to Production

The well-known high-speed camera line from XIMEA called xiB-64 already includes fast models ranging from 1 Mpix at 3600 Fps to 16 Mpix at 300 Fps. The name of the new addition is CB654 and it offers 65 Megapixels at a remarkable data rate of 70 frames per second when streaming at 10 Bits of RAW image format.

CB654 is utilizing GMAX3265, the latest CMOS sensor from Gpixel which has picture parameters close to sCMOS performance. The 8K consists of 9344 x 7000 which is the world’s highest resolution sensor with Global shutter. The sCMOS level of picture quality is reflected in low noise and Dark current of 2e-/s that makes the cameras suitable for both industrial as well as demanding scientific applications.

There are various grades of GMAX3265 available and XIMEA is capable to supply multiple camera versions to provide different levels of quality and prices. For overall heat dissipation reduction and even better noise results, the cameras are equipped with a fan cooler which can be removed and replaced with a heatsink or water cooling system.

Such high grade sensor deserves an equally impressive interface and it finds this in the face of PCI Express Gen3 with the bandwidth of 64 Gbits and real data throughput of 7000 MB/s – or more than any other conventional industrial camera can compete with. This comes without the need for bulky and expensive frame grabbers or special software.

Additional benefits of PCIe interface are Direct memory access (DMA) with low CPU load and practically zero latency. The cable length can reach up to 300m with fiber optic and bonus GPIO connectors ensure triggering and synchronization. Supplied active EF-mount lens interface enables remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization. All in a robust housing of 60 x 70 x 40 mm and 250 grams.

Applications examples cover: Flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, persistent stadium and border security, wide area surveillance, 360 panorama, cinematography, instant replays, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR, AR), Sports imaging and broadcasting, motion capture and aerial or city mapping.

Complete release and download of support material:
https://www.ximea.com/en/products-news/high-resolution-fast-speed-gmax3265-camera

About XIMEA
For more than 20 years XIMEA has developed, manufactured and sold standard and OEM cameras for machine vision applications in motion control, assembly, robotics, industrial inspection and security, as well as scientific grade cameras for life science and microscopy. The main distinction is based on flexibility of development and production processes, and extremely robust way the cameras are built while still providing highest speed and power. Drawing on more than two decades of experience in the industry, XIMEA offer consists of state-of-the-art cameras with FireWire, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and smart cameras with embedded PC and GigE interface.

Learn more about XIMEA at http://www.ximea.com

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Services,Technology,U.S

Diversified Launches New Global Ecosystem of Innovative Technology Managed Services

Diversified, a leading global technology solutions provider known for delivering an unparalleled customer service experience, is proud to announce the debut of a global ecosystem of technology managed services tailored to meet the evolving needs of organizations worldwide. With a diverse team of subject matter experts, Diversified's professional services methodology helps fuel success and technology adoption and is backed by follow-the-sun operations support for remote service and dispatch via the company's 24/7 Global Service Center and five regional network operation centers around the world.

"Investing in and expanding our managed, connected services and ‘as a Service’ offerings has been a key initiative for Diversified as the marketplace has already began to realize the need for such higher-level services," says Johan Claassen, chief operating officer, Diversified. "Our Global Services team is the cornerstone of this focus, staying one step ahead with an innovative approach and next-gen solutions for servicing tomorrow's technology." The exciting new suite of solutions includes four strategic offerings:

  • Adopt® (Dedicated Technology Specialist) - Quickly add to your team for simple break/fix and support or specialized skills including content creation, broadcast/streaming and more
  • Assurance (Equipment Warranty, Service and Support) - Expanded coverage for preventative maintenance, programming support, ticket tracking and more
  • Pulse (Remote Management and Diagnostics) - Helping clients achieve predictable business outcomes, security, stability and longevity across their IoT landscape
  • ReFresh® (Technology as a Service) - The use of equipment generates profits, not the ownership, and this realization is driving organizations to opt for strategic asset management plans

 

"Technology and even the ways that we source and consume it are evolving," says Stephen Jenkins, senior director of Diversified's Global Services. "At Diversified, we’re proud to be our clients’ supportive partner on their journey toward transformative technology adoption. This new ecosystem provides organizations with strategic tools customized to meet their unique business drivers, enabling our clients to focus on fulfilling their core business objectives—not the technology behind it."

Designed to support global connections and empower the business of tomorrow, Diversified’s Global Services deliver proactive and intentional service measures to maximize the end user’s ROI and demonstrate the value of these next gen technology solutions to key stakeholders.

About Diversified
Diversified is a leading global technology solutions provider delivering a comprehensive suite of solutions to help a diverse clientele achieve the highest performance levels, enhance their operations, increase productivity and drive ROI. Our mission is to enable a digital future—connecting people, technology and experiences, where and when it matters most. Our solutions are experienced by millions every day. Removing the distance. Delivering a message. Powering business. Celebrating fandom. Even saving lives.

Founded in 1993, we’re a global organization serving local needs with 2,500+ employees in 50+ locations worldwide. Learn more at diversifiedus.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

Parkson Launches New Products to Improve Lagoon Treatment Capabilities

Parkson Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the TumbleOx™ Nitrification Reactor, which provides a simple, easy to operate and cost-effective solution to reduce effluent ammonia levels in lagoon-based treatment plants. The reactor consists of a partially submerged rotating drum filled with media. The unique media design maximizes surface area for high concentrations of bacteria to form and provides aeration as the media moves in and out of submergence during drum rotation.

TumbleOx is ideal for nitrification of partially treated lagoon effluent and suitable for small biological treatment applications, pre-treatment applications and effluent polishing. Multiple drum configurations are available and can be designed for installation in owner supplied tanks or as pre-packaged factory-built units.

Additionally, Parkson now offers a non-activated sludge lagoon treatment solution that combines Parkson’s Biofuser® lagoon aeration system with the TumbleOx Nitrification Reactor. This complete solution is called the IGNITE™ Integrated Nitrification Process. The IGNITE offering provides an option to achieve low effluent BOD, TSS, and ammonia limits from existing lagoons without converting to an activated sludge process.

“The IGNITE process with TumbleOx Nitrification Reactor gives our customers another solution for upgrading lagoons to meet tighter effluent quality standards,” said Brad Linsey, Sr. Product Manager. “Parkson’s experience in designing lagoon type treatment in conjunction with the new product offerings allows us to provide a fully engineered and coordinated system with guaranteed performance.”

These products add to Parkson’s already comprehensive line of lagoon-based treatment options, which include Biofuser® lagoon aeration, Biolac® activated sludge systems, Wave-Ox™ process control systems, and EZ Clear™ integral clarifiers.

To learn more, visit parkson.com and explore the new product pages. For any inquiries or additional information, contact Lydia Ebert at marketingfl@parkson.com.

About Parkson Corporation:

Parkson Corporation, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, KS; and Golden, CO, is a supplier of equipment and solutions for potable water, process water, and industrial and municipal wastewater applications. Parkson designs, engineers, assembles, and manufactures the products it sells into the municipal and industrial wastewater segments. Its factories and warehouses are located throughout the United States. The company was founded in 1960 and is currently in its 60th year of business. Parkson Corporation has been owned by Axel Johnson Inc. since 1967.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Cannes XR Virtual and Positron Announce Finalists of Inaugural Positron Visionary Award for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling

Cannes XR Virtual and Positron, a leader in XR Cinema, announced the jurors and finalists of the inaugural Positron Visionary Award for Best Cinematic VR, and details on the special VR screening program showcasing the frontrunners’ experiences hosted by The Marché du Film Online and the Museum of Other Realities during the all-virtual event set for June 24-26, 2020. Award finalists will be offered a worldwide distribution deal by Positron. The winner of the Award will be announced in a VR ceremony on June 26th at 12:00pm PST and will receive a Voyager® VR chair package delivered to their studio or office and support for bringing their VR film to the Positron XR network.

Viola Davis, Co-Founder & CEO of JuVee Productions, serves as president of an esteemed jury including Christina Lee Storm, XR Producer, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour" / "Dragons Flight Academy", Jake Sally, (Head of Development, RYOT a Verizon Company), John Canning (Executive Producer – New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain), Josh Nelson (Head of Immersive & Interactive Media, JuVee Productions), and Jeffrey Travis (CEO / Producer at Positron). “We’re thrilled to support Cannes XR and Positron in recognizing the bold vision of talented voices who are using this immersive medium to offer fresh and authentic stories that connect with a global audience,” said Davis. JuVee Productions, helmed by Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, is an artist driven, production company that develops and produces feature films, television, theater, immersive, and interactive content.

Positron CEO Travis added, “Positron was built with a passion to elevate cinematic VR, and through this event we honor some fresh new creatives telling stories in this medium. While Positron is known for its unique VR motion chairs and location-based entertainment platform, we see the virtualization of Cannes XR as an opportunity to help bring the best VR content to audiences. We're excited to partner with Cannes XR and these filmmakers for this first-ever kind of event in VR itself.”

Nearly 200 immersive entries were submitted for the Award. The six finalists of the Positron Visionary Award competition are:

  • Enter The Tomb, Joel Newton
  • Everest VR, Jon Griffith
  • Gravity VR, Fabio Rychter
  • The Great C, Michael Masukawa
  • Lutaw, Michaela Holland and Samantha Quick
  • Wingwalker VR, Malvina Martin and Max Salomon

 

During the Cannes XR Virtual event open to VR headset users, finalists will screen their work at the Positron XR Cinema on the Museum of Other Realities (MOR) online platform starting June 24th. The entire virtual program will remain available until July 3rd via the MOR application on SteamViveport, or Oculus. Cannes XR Virtual 2D live video stream shot by a virtual cameraman from the MOR, including conferences, pitching sessions and project presentations, will be accessible on the Marché du Film Online. Cannes XR Virtual 2D live video stream will also be available on the Tribeca Film Festival and Kaleidoscope.

A network of partner Location Based Entertainment (LBE) in several major cities in the United States, China and France will offer access to Cannes XR Virtual to journalists and guests who do not have a VR headset. In Los Angeles, Positron will serve as the LBE location for the event.

Cannes XR Virtual is the destination where professionals from the traditional filmmaking industry, XR artists, independent producers, leading tech companies, location-based and online distributors will come together to imagine and shape the future of movies.

About Positron
Positron is on a mission to bring wonder and connection to all audiences through its platform for immersive storytelling. Based in Los Angeles, the team includes filmmakers, mechatronics engineers, designers, software developers and artists. Positron is best known for Voyager®, an award-winning, full-motion VR chair platform that has been called "the future of movies.” The Positron XR Cinema, based on the Voyager system, is available for location-based entertainment venues. Positron XR Cinema is also developing the digital platform for XR content. Positron has worked with leading creators in VR as well as companies such as Universal Studios, Disney, Dreamworks, Verizon, Intel, and many more to bring cinematic VR experiences to audiences around the world.

Posted in: Lifestyle,Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

DEUTZ Selects Jacksonville Location for New North Florida Power Center

DEUTZ Corporation has chosen a North Florida location for its newest DEUTZ Power Center. The new facility will be located at 8999 Western Way, Suite 100 in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Florida is a booming market for heavy equipment sales and rentals, and it makes good sense for us to establish another new DEUTZ Power Center there,” said Dominick A. “Nick” Vermet, general manager for DEUTZ Power Centers. “The new Jacksonville location will complement the West Palm Beach Power Center that we launched earlier this ear, helping us continue to provide the top-notch, expert service and parts delivery that DEUTZ customers everywhere deserve and expect.”

While the new DEUTZ Power Center location is currently being branded and configured, customers in North Florida are already receiving DEUTZ parts and service support. The new location’s branch manager, Chuck Scott, comes to DEUTZ with nearly 40 years of experience in engine distribution, sales and service in the Jacksonville area.

“We’ve been working hard to recruit a quality support team and officially open this new DEUTZ Power Center for business,” Scott said. “I’ve been in this industry for many years, and I know the difference that good aftermarket sales and service can make for businesses that depend on power equipment for their livelihoods. I want all our OEMS and their customers in North Florida to rest assured that our new Power Center will continue the DEUTZ tradition of top-notch customer support, helping enhance their productivity and profitability.”

DEUTZ Power Center North Florida will have fully stocked parts counters and provide regularly scheduled and emergency service of DEUTZ engines, either at the Power Center location or at the customer’s site via traveling service technicians. DEUTZ Power Center North Florida will also provide dedicated application engineering and technical sales resources for OEMs that utilize DEUTZ products. Manufacturers can receive custom, value-added production and assembly services that result in the best possible DEUTZ solutions for their engine specification and configuration needs. Power Center customers can also purchase new DEUTZ engines, as well as DEUTZ Xchange remanufactured engines.

To learn more about DEUTZ Power Centers, please visit http://www.deutzsupport.com. For more information about DEUTZ Corporation and its complete line of diesel and natural gas engines, please visit http://www.deutzamericas.com.

ABOUT DEUTZ CORPORATION:

For more than 150 years, DEUTZ engines have supplied customized, cost-effective power to a broad array of machine types and market segments. The nine millionth DEUTZ engine was produced in 2015. From its headquarters in Norcross, GA, DEUTZ Corporation, a subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, supports a broad range of engines with capacities up to 620 kW that are used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications.

The company is committed to providing optimized power solutions from the drawing board to prototype to production release. The organization serves as a sales, service, parts, and application engineering center for the Americas, employing nearly 300 people. DEUTZ Corporation also operates a value-added production facility for some of its key OEM partners, as well as an engine remanufacturing facility in Pendergrass, Georgia. Strategically located DEUTZ Power Centers and Service Centers are designed uniquely support both OEM partners and end users. For more information, visit http://www.deutzamericas.com.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Pandell Presents Land Management Solutions at AWEA CLEANPOWER 2020

As part of the kick-off to the AWEA CLEANPOWER 2020 Stronger Together Live Series last week, Pandell’s Director of Land Products, Laura Holt, hosted a live-streaming chat room and poster presentation titled: Automating Lease, Land, & Royalty Obligations to Reduce Operational Expenses. Clean energy developers, operators, and other industry stakeholders were invited to attend to learn how today’s leadership teams are using integrated land management and GIS software to address five of their most common business challenges, including:

1.    How to analyse the status of new development projects in real-time with multiple parallel workflows.
2.    How to achieve quick digital record conversion for mergers and acquisitions.
3.    How to scale-up land management analytics to meet growing operations.
4.    How to pay complex royalties accurately and efficiently.
5.    How to streamline landowner communications in the digital age.

Pandell’s presentation graphic will be on display in the CLEANPOWER 2020 poster gallery throughout summer 2020. AWEA members and non-members can search it by either title (Automating Lease, Land, & Royalty Obligations to Reduce Operational Expenses) or author (Laura Holt) to view the background, methods, solutions, and recommendations on how best to adopt an automated digital approach to managing lease, land, and royalty obligations.

The AWEA CLEANPOWER 2020 conference is the largest renewable conference in the Western Hemisphere. This year, the conference was moved from a live event in Denver to a virtual conference, in which all general sessions were available in a live stream format.

“Pandell has been an active member of AWEA for more than a decade and found events like this provide a good opportunity to connect with our industry associates and customers,” said Laura Holt of Pandell. “Although this year we were forced to connect virtually, it proved that our industry doesn’t just shut down when faced with a challenge. We moved ahead together, and it was great to be a part of it.”

Posted in: Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,Website & Blog

SELLGPU.com, World’s #1 GPU & CPU Trade-In Site Introduces Trade-Ins for RADEON RX 5000 and GEFORCE GTX 1600 Series Chipsets

SellGPU.com, the world’s #1 mainstream GPU, RAM, SSD & CPU trade-in service, today announced the introduction of Radeon RX 5000 and GeForce GTX 1600 Series graphics cards to its trade-in program. Consumers are now able to virtually trade-in any major component that was released during the past 7 years. The trade-in service provides a straightforward and fast process enabling consumers to easily dispose of their used components.

The process begins by selecting your current GPU or CPU from a dropdown and proceeding to checkout with an instant quote. Once checkout is complete, an anti-static protective mailer and prepaid shipping label are delivered within 2-3 business days in order to simplify the process of shipping. A shipping label can also be delivered by email if speed is a priority.

The trade-in program requires a customer to submit a functional component for trade-in to be eligible. Pricing is largely based on the age and value of the component being sent for trade-in.

US based customers that currently own a GTX 700, GTX 900, GTX 1000, GTX 1600, or an RTX 2000 series GPU or an RX 200, RX 300, RX 400, RX 500, RX Vega, or RX 5000 Series GPU are eligible to use the trade-in program. Most mainstream CPUs released during the past 7 years are also eligible.

SELLGPU's CEO Said Hafez believes the program will provide great value for consumers looking to upgrade to next generation chipsets and platforms incoming this summer 2020 while at the same time do not want to go through the hassle of finding a buyer for their components.

About SellGPU.com
SELLGPU.com is a semiconductor recycler and innovator in the computer component recycling field. The company specializes in providing trade-ins and recycling services to mainstream PC users as well as medium to small sized businesses.

Launched in 2014 by PC enthusiast Said Hafez, SELLGPU LLC quickly pioneered GPU, CPU, RAM, and SSD mainstream trade-ins and built a leading presence in the consumer and enterprise grade computer hardware recycling industry. SELLGPU LLC is an A+ BBB accredited business and has received a fair amount of interest and media coverage from the semiconductor sector.

The company received significant attention as it simplified the process of computer component disposition and has become an industry go-to for consumers and businesses looking to sell their hardware.

For more information about the trade-in program, please visit: https://sellgpu.com/

Posted in: Computers & Software,Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

University of Michigan MCity and Florida Polytechnic University Become Members of The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization

The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS) announced today that the alliance has gained two academic institutions with the onboarding of the University of Michigan MCity and Florida Polytechnic University. With these new additions, IAMTS is now a global, membership-based alliance of more than 20 stakeholders in the testing, standardization and certification of advanced mobility systems and services.

MCity is a public-private research partnership led by the University of Michigan which brings together industry, government, and academia to advance connected and automated vehicle safety, sustainability, and accessibility for the benefit of society through research funding, testing and development facilities, and technology deployments.

“We are pleased to join the International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization,” said Huei Peng, director, MCity. “The work of the IAMTS is critical and will ensure that we coordinate internationally. I’d like to thank SAE ITC and the IAMTS Executive Committee for their leadership in organizing this group.”

Florida Polytechnic University is the newest public state university in the state of Florida. As a polytechnic, the university is focused on STEM and has recently formed the Advanced Mobility Institute as a premier research organization focused on autonomous vehicle validation and verification.

“The progress of autonomous vehicle technology is gated by the ability of the industry to solve the critical safety and validation challenges. I have been involved with IAMTS since its early foundational stages and it is quite exciting to see the progress the organization has made in the past year,” said Dr. Rahul Razdan, senior director at Florida Polytechnic University. “We are pleased to accept IAMTS invitation for membership and plan on contributing to moving the state-of-art forward in this field.”

For more information about IAMTS, including membership, please visit: http://iamts.org or contact info@iamts.org.

About The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS)
IAMTS is an SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia) program (http://www.sae-itc.com). The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally. Learn more at https://www.sae-itc.com/iamts.

About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at http://www.sae.org.

Posted in: Education,Services,Technology,U.S

Hindsait Successfully Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification with 360 Advanced

Hindsait, an AI technology company for improved healthcare, today announced the successful completion of their HITRUST validated assessment. Having earned HITRUST CSF certification, Hindsait can now provide a high level of assurance regarding their security and risk management efforts.

“With several leading Fortune 500 healthcare payers and providers entrusting us with their data, which represents more than 40 million patient lives across our solutions, we have invested significantly in ensuring our security infrastructure meets the highest standards,” said Pinaki Dasgupta, CEO of Hindsait. “Hindsait’s achievement of HITRUST CSF certification offers our clients confidence that we keep their members’ health information protected.”

The HITRUST assessment took into consideration the people, processes, and technology behind Hindsait’s Utilization Management and Risk Adjustment Audit Services systems. The certification effort demonstrates that the organization’s clinical review and audit platform meets federal and state regulations, as well as industry-specific requirements for handling protected health information, and that the organization appropriately manages its risk.

The assessment was completed by the professional and independent third-party audit firm, 360 Advanced, Inc.

About Hindsait

Hindsait, Inc. (Hindsait), headquartered in New Jersey, is a leading technology company focusing on healthcare. Hindsait’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology - Software as a Service (SaaS) platform includes a sophisticated Clinical Natural Language Processing (CNLP) platform and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) toolset. The AI platform enables Payers and Benefit Managers to reduce unnecessary health services, human errors, biases, wastage, and fraud, by augmenting Pre- as well as Post-service Medical Necessity reviews, coding review including ‘prior-authorizations’ and ‘payment integrity audits’. Hindsait’s capabilities start with its ability to ingest and translate “unstructured free text” in patient charts within the context of clinical guidelines and business rules.

The AI platform’s RPA toolsets along with its CNLP enabled extractions drive machine learning and predictive analytics. Hindsait’s AI algorithms can quickly sift through thousands of pages of medical records and evaluate, score, and accurately predict medical necessities of diagnostic tests, procedures or medications during pre-service as well as post-service medical necessity reviews and recoupment audits, saving the health plans several tens of millions of dollars in cost-of-care savings, besides administrative review costs.

For Hindsait inquiries, please contact:

Brad Timm
Chief Security Officer
info@hindsait.com
About 360 Advanced
360 Advanced is “Making Better Businesses” through their national Cybersecurity and Compliance offerings. Services provided include SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, SOC for Cybersecurity, SOC for Supply Chain, CSA STAR, HIPAA/HITECH, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HITRUST CSF, Microsoft SSPA Attestation, Penetration Testing, GDPR, CCPA and more. In certain states, 360 Advanced may operate under the name of Hiestand, Brand, Loughran, P.A. to meet State Board requirements for CPA firms. To learn more about 360 Advanced, visit http://www.360advanced.com.

For more information on compliance solutions, contact Jim Brennan at jbrennan@360advanced.com.

Media Contact:
Fkubicki@360advanced.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

altumAI EXTENDS futureWork PLATFORM TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES RETURNING TO WORK

altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to support businesses returning to work.

futureWork was launched in 2017 with a core focus of using technology and data to protect worker health and safety. Since inception, futureWork businesses have monitored their workers risk using the futureWork Supervisor and Worker applications to mitigate risk on the jobsite. The mobile enabled software and apps give organizations insight to understand and avoid risk across organizations with aggregated risk scores, micro-training, coaching, and messaging. futureWork provides workers with tailored insight to understand and avoid their individual risk with risk scores, micro-training, and messaging.

futureWork’s latest Screener and Guest apps and software supports the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions new recommended employer return to work guidelines around education, self-screening, and administrative controls. “While CV-19 has disrupted every aspect of business across the US, one common thread across all industries is that worker health and safety has never been more important,” said Douglas Turk, CEO of altumAI. “futureWork supports the State return to work guidelines of Employee Education, Self-Screening, and Individual Control Measures. Each of these is centered on providing the right information and data to the worker and ensuring communication and engagement occurs across an organization. futureWork is uniquely positioned to deliver and help businesses return to work.”

Learn more about altumAI futureWork Return to Work Program here.

About altumAI
altumAI, the company behind futureWork, uses data, technology, and AI to protect worker health and safety. futureWork is the leading worker health and safety application platform for real-time, mobile-enabled risk awareness, communication, and engagement. futureWork captures and interprets the data that surrounds every worker to identify and avoid risk. To learn more about how altumAI can help your business, please visit http://www.altumai.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Complimentary Webinar to Showcase New Cone Beam CT Accreditation Standards: Presentation to Highlight Key Thought Leaders

RadSite™, a CMS-recognized accrediting agency promoting quality-based advanced diagnostic imaging, is offering a complimentary webinar called 2020 RadSite ConeBeam CT Standards Overview. The webinar will take place on June 17th, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET and will last approximately one hour. Click here to register.

“Cone Beam CT imaging represents a new and innovative way to image for certain specialty exams, including dental/maxillofacial, ENT, mammography, orthopedics, and podiatry,” notes Garry Carneal, JD, RadSite President and CEO. “The webinar will highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with Cone Beam CT systems, including the need for national quality and performance standards.”

The session will be moderated by Mr. Carneal and will feature the following speakers:
-William Harrell, Jr., DMD, C. DSM, RadSite Chair, Cone Beam CT Standards Committee, and Assistant Associate Professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham
-Adam Powell, PhD, RadSite Standards Coordinator and President of the Payer + Provider Syndicate
-Eliot Siegel, MD, RadSite Chief Medical Officer

The webinar is complimentary and pre-registration is strongly encouraged:
-Title: 2020 RadSite ConeBeam CT Standards Overview
-Time: June 17, 2020; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
-Register: Click here to register..

“The webinar will describe the two-year standards development journey which has incorporated key performance and manufacture requirements with an eye on developing uniform physics metrics for Cone Beam CT in the near future,” Dr. Siegel elaborates. “This dynamic session also will highlight what RadSite has learned about fine-tuning the final requirements during the beta-test accreditation review period.”

“The new Cone Beam CT Accreditation Program will establish the most detailed standards for specialty imaging that are available for this emerging market,” adds Dr. Harrell. “The Standards Committee spent many hours discussing key aspects of what is required to promote quality-based imaging—including scope of practice parameters for various types of dental and medical providers using Cone Beam CT systems for diagnostic imaging.”

“Utilizing the input of numerous clinical and industry experts, we have drafted high-fidelity standards that address key operational issues, such as the role and prerequisite qualifications of the clinical director, interpreting provider, imaging technologist, and other personnel,” said Dr. Powell. “The session will highlight our next steps for launching the new Dental and Medical Cone Beam CT MIPPA Accreditation Programs.”

As part of its spring webinar series, RadSite hosted two other webinars which can still be viewed by registering below:
-2020 RadSite Standards and Accreditation Updates (recorded on April 15, 2020). Click here to register and listen to the webinar.
-Overview of Cone Beam CT Imaging (recorded May 6, 2020) ET. Click here to register and listen to the webinar.

RadSite offers a comprehensive, affordable, quality-based accreditation program that evaluates providers on established industry standards and best practices. Working with health plans and their participating providers helps raise imaging standards through meaningful imaging quality and patient safety protocols. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and more than 350 payers and radiology benefit managers.

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About RadSite™ (http://www.RadSiteQuality.com)

Founded in 2005, RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the U.S. and its territories. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an official accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. RadSite’s programs help assess, track, and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs, and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (443) 440-6007 or info@radsitequality.com.

Posted in: Science,Services,Technology,U.S

Eastern Computer Exchange and VMUG to Host Webcast on “The Digital Workspace”

Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc. (Eastern), a leading global solution provider, announced today that it will host "The Digital Workspace," a VMware VMUG Webcast, on June 10, 2020. The session will cover the evolution of VMware Horizon and options for hosting VDI, with a Q&A session with the experts.

Led by Eastern’s Eric Tomasello, a 21-year veteran in the private, hybrid and public cloud solutions space, with speaker Steve Blake, senior cloud architect, the webcast will cover VMware’s VDI solution, VMware Horizon and tips for how an organization can leverage public cloud providers to host their virtual desktop environments. "The Digital Workspace" will also include a review of Horizon 7, Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure and Horizon on AWS, with a discussion on how organizations can extend their on-premises Horizon deployment into a cloud provider.

“With the COVID-19 outbreak impacting people across the globe, the shift to a remote work environment has been game-changing,” said Tomasello, director of Cloud Solutions Northeast, Eastern. “It’s more important now than ever for organizations to simplify the way they manage and deliver virtual desktops and apps—on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid or multi-cloud.”

In addition to the webcast, Eastern is also offering a COVID-19 Tech Plan to help customers respond to the current pandemic. The plan includes resources to help businesses accelerate their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to support a remote workforce.

To register for the webcast, visit the event registration page here. Live attendees who opt in to share their information with Eastern will be entered into a drawing to win a 0 Amazon gift card.

About Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc.
Celebrating its 30th year in business, Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc. (Eastern) is a Westport, CT-based enterprise technology solutions provider with a proven track record of architecting, designing and deploying complex enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Hyper-Converged, Server, Desktop, Elastic Cloud, Isilon and Backup and Recovery solutions. ECEI is a certified partner for industry-leading IT manufacturers, such as VMware, Dell Technologies, Cisco and others.

With offices in 46 locations across five continents, Eastern boasts a team of highly skilled technology strategists to help global organizations deploy the gold standard in enterprise IT solutions.

For more information, visit http://www.ecei.com/, Twitter @EasternCompExchLinkedIn or YouTube

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Bluegrass Water, a Division of Central States Water Resources, Acquires New Water and Wastewater Systems in Kentucky

Bluegrass Water Utility Operating Company, a division of Central States Water Resources (CSWR), has completed the acquisitions of three Kentucky water and wastewater systems previously approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

“We appreciate the Commission’s continued support of our proven abilities to deliver access to clean and safe drinking water and reliable wastewater systems to Kentucky residents,” said Josiah Cox, President of Bluegrass Water and CSWR.

The acquired systems include 69 sewer customers in the Timberland section of the Joann Estates community in Paducah (McCracken County), 182 sewer customers in the River Bluffs community in Westport (Oldham County) and 339 water customers in the Center Ridge community in New Concord (Calloway County).

Bluegrass Water serves customers in Bullitt, Calloway, Franklin, Hardin, Madison, Marshall, McCracken, Oldham, Scott and Shelby counties; and under the newly approved acquisition agreement will continue to charge the same rates to customers as previous systems owners.

ABOUT CENTRAL STATES WATER RESOURCES
Central States Water Resources (CSWR) is transforming how water utilities work by using technology and innovation to bring safe, reliable and environmentally responsible water resources to every community in the U.S. The company has water and wastewater operations or pending acquisitions across the nation, including in Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Learn more about CSWR at CentralStatesWaterResources.com and Bluegrass Water at Bluegrasswateruoc.com.

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PayJunction Earns Silver Stevie® Award for Customer Service in 2020 American Business Awards®

PayJunction received a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in The 18th Annual American Business Awards® on May 18. This marks the fourth year PayJunction has won a Stevie® Award in this category, having won bronze in 2017, gold in 2018, and bronze in 2019. PayJunction also received a bronze Stevie® Award for Best FinTech Software in 2018, and a bronze Stevie® Award for Achievement in Employee Engagement in 2017.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

PayJunction’s customer service team maintained a satisfaction score over 98% during 2019. The team answered over 45,000 support tickets in 2019, an increase from the 29,000 they responded to in 2018. PayJunction has maintained an overall A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 5 years in a row with zero complaints.

“We are honored to have once again received national recognition from the American Business Awards,” said Alex Estrada, operations manager at PayJunction. “Every year, we challenge ourselves to continue delivering a level of quality service and care that is unprecedented in the merchant services industry. Recognition as a Silver Stevie Award-winning company proves that it pays to value building long-term relationships over short-term profit.”

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About PayJunction
PayJunction, founded in 2000, has continually disrupted the payment processing industry with an approach that combines customer advocacy, transparent and ethical pricing, and environmental consciousness. PayJunction’s cloud-based gateway and processing platform consolidates credit, debit and check transactions made in person, online, over the phone and on the go. Its technology helps businesses increase productivity, reduce costs and elevate the customer payment experience. PayJunction processes over billion annually and is the most comprehensive developer of paperless payment software, committed to mitigating the carbon footprint across its rapidly growing customer base. Learn more at https://www.PayJunction.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Finance,Personal Finance,Services,Technology

EmpowerMX launches Contact-less MRO Solution for post-pandemic operations

EmpowerMX, the leading cloud-based MRO platform for the aviation industry today announced the launch of Touchfree Electronic Task Card (ETC), a contact-less solution for companies that are planning to resume post-pandemic operations.

“In the new reality, paper-based operations will subject multiple users to physical contact with a paper trail, leading to potential increased spread of COVID-19” said Dinakara Nagalla, CEO of EmpowerMX. “The EmpowerMX Touchfree ETC is an elegant, mobile-ready solution that can works seamlessly with any existing MRO solution to enable operators on the floor to digitally complete tasks without coming into contact with paper.”

As a fully integrated digital platform, Touchfree ETC offers engineers and field operators the ability to collaborate with remote support using built-in video technology in mobile devices. It can also record these support calls and permanently save them as part of the aircraft’s records. With many MROs launching drone inspections, Touchfree ETC delivers the ability to stream the drone footage directly into the mobile device and onto the task card, as well as photos taken with hand -held devices. This will allow the MRO organization to maintain a single point of storage for all aircraft maintenance activities.

EmpowerMX Touchfree ETC is an industry-first electronic task card solution that helps MRO organizations migrate to digital operations in a very short time. Legacy PDF and images that are currently the norm are rapidly digitized with the Touchfree ETC conversion engine, which then makes all data available for any hand held digital device.

Powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, Touchfree ETC can auto recognize the correct signatories, where they should sign, and if they are qualified to sign, irrespective of the document format. It can seamlessly deliver any technical document that engineers and field service personnel use today—including forms—through mobile devices and can be executed electronically, enabling a fully digital operation.

“Having been in the airline industry for decades, I was excited by the EmpowerMX vision to transform a paper-based operation to a fully digital process, irrespective of the source documents,” said Jim Sturgis, COO at EmpowerMX. “Our product design focus has been to help MRO shops start off using ETC with current projects on the floor, even as they work to bring their legacy paper-based data to the digital realm. It is time for the industry to embrace this path towards a complete digital operation that helps minimize the impact of current pandemic crisis as well as saving very significant costs through improved operational efficiencies and increasing regulatory compliance.”

EmpowerMX Touchfree ETC will meet all regulatory mandates for Clean Operations in the MRO industry, reduce the risk of contact-based virus spread, and help shops provision for workspace employee safety in a frictionless manner.

For more information, contact sales@empowermx.com

About EmpowerMX:
Based in Frisco, TX, EmpowerMX is a leading cloud-based software platform that is designed to accelerate digital adoption in the Airline, MRO, and Defense establishments. Its product suite helps Engineering and Compliance, Heavy and Line Maintenance, Shop and Materials Management.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Tantiv4 Announces REZRV™ a Patented Real-time Data Prioritization Software for Enterprise, Industrial and Home Routers or Network Appliances

Tantiv4, a leading provider of IoT and cloud platforms for Enterprise, Industrial and Consumer applications today announced that it has been working closely with Columbia University to develop a patent-protected solution REZRV which mitigates the issue of improper bandwidth usage by a specific application or a networked device. Based on Tantiv4’s ThingaOS™ edge and cloud platform IT managers can manage their work or home networks in a more natural, intuitive and efficient way without going through extensive set up pages on the network router. REZRV is an easy to use application that resides on the home router enabling dynamic policy changes in the home using leading voice platforms.

“Internet is an essential requirement for the business or the home and proper bandwidth management is a vital requirement in today’s world and there is no better proof than in the current COVID-19 situation where the world has transformed from office and school, workspaces to work and study from home environments, “said Lokesh Johri, co-founder and CEO of Tantiv4 Inc. “What this means is that the home bandwidth needs to adapt itself to give you priority to maintain your work efficiency or timely homework submission.”

Excessive bandwidth usage in your network impacts the entire network's performance and affect business-critical services and often leads to network downtime. Simply buying additional bandwidth only treats the symptom of a bigger problem. REZRV uses advanced AI and ML techniques trained for a factory environment where several IoT sensors constantly collect and transmit data. REZRV and Tantiv4’s platform ensures that the data from these sensors is available to all decision-makers in case of an emergency situation ensuring that actions of other users on the network do not lead to network downtime.

REZRV core features include

  • AI and ML based bandwidth management
  • Dynamic Management of User Preferences and Policies
  • Reliable Connectivity for IoT Devices and manage mission-critical data in a factory
  • Improved Wi-Fi signals over distances and reduced packet jitter while streaming content

 

About Tantiv4 Inc.
Tantiv4 Inc., headquartered in Milpitas, CA, is powering the next generation IoT Edge, Cloud and Voice platforms by providing uniquely architected solutions with a focus on simplifying and solving the pain points that exist in today’s IoT solutions. ThingaOS solutions provide advanced automation using AI and ML algorithms increasing ROI and improve business efficiencies. ThingaOS™ operates on all popular cloud eco-systems, RF protocols and supports all popular controller and voice interfaces.

For more information about this topic, please contact Kishore Moturi at +1 408 396-5962 or email at contact(at)tantiv4(dot)com.
ThingaOS, ThingaAI, FetchitGO, REZRV are trademarks of Tantiv4 Inc. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™ is Featured in “Behind the Scenes” with Laurence Fishburne

Imagine Learning, a Weld North Education company and leading educational technology developer of supplemental adaptive curriculum for PreK through eighth-grade students, announces that its digital curriculum and the impact it has on students is being featured in an award-winning documentary series.

“Today, educators are seeking unique and creative ways to better engage with students,” shares host Laurence Fishburne, as he introduces the newest segment of “Behind the Scenes.” Featuring Imagine Learning’s engaging digital curriculum, the segment explores the importance of language development for all students and the value of leveraging technology to accelerate learning. The documentary will air on exclusive public television affiliates and promoted via commercials on primetime Fox networks and other regional primetime airings including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Discovery, and CNN Headline News in the top 100 cities.

In these unprecedented times of nationwide school closures, Imagine Learning understands that equipping teachers with the digital tools they need to reach all students is more critical than ever. The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™ promotes rigorous and equitable development of language that accelerates learning across all subjects, transforming students into stronger and more confident learners.

“Imagine Learning is committed to helping districts navigate the shift between teaching students at school to a remote learning environment, ensuring every child, especially those most-at-risk, stays on-track,” shares Jeremy Cowdrey, CEO of Imagine Learning.

Discover how Imagine Learning ignites engagement, maximizes personal relevance, amplifies confidence, and inspires breakthroughs for all learners in this new segment at https://behindthesceneslf.com/ptv-segments/ “Learning Solutions” video.

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About Imagine Learning:
Imagine Learning is a leading educational technology company providing equity of access to learning through supplemental digital curriculum for PreK through eighth-grade students. Our adaptive suite of Literacy, Reading, Math, and Assessment solutions are powered by the Imagine Learning Language Advantage™, a theory of action that promotes rigorous and equitable development of language, enabling students to have deeper comprehension, engagement, and enjoyment of learning. Over 3.5 million students, nationwide benefit from Imagine Learning programs to accelerate their learning. Learn more at https://www.imaginelearning.com/

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Imagine Learning Twitter https://twitter.com/ImagineLearning

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https://behindthesceneslf.com/ptv-segments/ “Learning Solutions” video

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Mass-Vac Introduces MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Pump Inlet Traps that Prevent Premature Pump Failure

Mass-Vac, Inc. has introduced a new line of vacuum pump inlet traps that protect pumps from the byproducts generated by freeze dryers, gel dryers, rotary evaporators, vacuum ovens, glove boxes, and vacuum sterilizers.

MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Inlet Traps come in 4” and 8” dia. sizes for pumps up to 25 and 50 CFM, respectively, and are designed to prevent contaminants from being ingested in the pump; causing premature pump failure. Suitable for vacuum pumps connected to a broad range of laboratory research equip-ment, users can select the appropriate filter media to protect pumps from particulates, acids, organic solvent, hydrogen peroxide, and water vapor.

Made of stainless steel and positively sealed at both ends to prevent blow-by, MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Inlet Traps are available with straight-through and right-angle ports and flange sizes from NW 25 up to ISO 80. Filter elements include SS mesh, activated charcoal for organic vapors, molecular sieve for water vapors, polypro in 20-0.1 micron pore size, and Sodasorb®, for acids.

MV PosiTrap® Vacuum Inlet Traps are priced from 5.00 (list), depending upon configuration and the selected filter cartridges.

For more information contact:

Mass-Vac, Inc.
David Rolph, Marketing
247 Rangeway Rd. / P.O. Box 359
No. Billerica, MA 01862
(978) 667-2393 FAX (978) 671-0014
e-mail: drolph@massvac.com
http://www.massvac.com

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Brilliant and The Genie Company Announce Garage Door Integration for the Brilliant Smart Home System

Brilliant, the leading smart home control and lighting company, and Genie, the most recognized brand of smart garage door openers, announce a new integration to bring more convenience, simplicity, and security to the smart home industry. Genie’s full line of Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers powered by Aladdin Connect® can now be controlled from Brilliant’s in-wall touchscreen control panels and mobile app.

Brilliant is the first affordable smart home control and smart lighting system that unifies all your favorite smart home devices and makes them easier to use. Homeowners, families, renters, and guests could already control lighting, locks, cameras, music, thermostats effortlessly by using simple voice-enabled touchscreen controls on the walls or the all-in-one Brilliant app. Now they can add garage doors to the list.

Key benefits:

  • Extended Security Control: Check if the garage doors are closed, and open or close them from any room with a Brilliant Control - without needing to carry a phone, download an app, or walk to the garage.
  • Simplified Home Automation: Secure the entire home with a tap or voice command by creating home automation scenes. Example scenes include a “Leave Home” or “Goodnight” scene that would close the garage doors, lock the front door, turn off lights, and adjust the thermostat.
  • In-Wall Voice: Brilliant’s built-in Alexa feature enables the use of voice commands to manage garage access as well as all other smart home features.
  • Unified Remote Control: Use Brilliant’s all-in-one mobile app for iOS and Android to control the entire smart home—lighting, thermostats, locks, Genie garage door openers, Ring cameras, Sonos speakers, and more—from the palm of your hand from anywhere.

“At Brilliant, our mission is to make interacting with all of your smart devices simple, from lights, music, climate, security, and doorbells to whatever comes next. Today, we are pleased to share what’s next: Garage Doors,” said Aaron Emigh, Co-Founder and CEO of Brilliant. “The integration between Brilliant and Genie offers a new opportunity for homebuilders and custom integrators to create more convenient and smarter homes for their customers.”

"We’re excited to partner with Brilliant to offer our customers more convenient ways to control their homes" said Mike Kridel, President of The Genie Company. "Genie and Brilliant are committed to helping homeowners meet their needs now and in the future by working with homebuilders and custom integrators to create a more harmonious smart home experience."

Brilliant currently works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, Sonos, Ring, Schlage, Honeywell, Ecobee, Philips Hue, LIFX, Wemo, ButterflyMX, and more, with new integrations added on a monthly basis. Brilliant also supports hubs such as Samsung SmartThings for connecting Z-Wave or Zigbee products and can connect directly to bridge products from Philips Hue and others. Starting at 9, Brilliant is available in six colors to seamlessly blend with any decor and is available for purchase at http://www.brilliant.tech.

Genie’s full line of reliable, ultra-quiet, Wi-Fi enabled smart garage door openers and controllers are Works with Alexa and Google Home certified. Genie’s line of residential garage door openers includes an award-winning wall-mount version that improves garage aesthetics and includes an automated garage door lock to provide an additional layer of security.

About Brilliant
Brilliant, the leading smart home lighting and control company, creates technology that unifies the home experience through simple and thoughtful interaction. Winner of the CES Innovation Award, the CTA TechHome Mark of Excellence, the IoT Breakthrough Award, and the CEDIA BEST Award. Brilliant is based in San Mateo, California, and is funded by August Capital, Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and other prominent investors. For more on Brilliant, please visit: https://www.brilliant.tech

About Genie
The Genie Company is based in Mt. Hope, Ohio, and is a leading manufacturer of smart, connected garage door openers and accessories for residential and commercial applications. The Genie® name itself is a well-recognized icon among homeowners, builders, and dealers alike. Genie distributes its openers and accessories through a broad distribution channel of professional dealers, wholesalers, and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more on Genie, please visit: http://www.geniecompany.com

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

FutureAI CEO Presents Brain Simulator II at International AGI Conference

Brain Simulator II – a software platform for proving how Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), the next phase of AI, will emerge – will be the focus of a paper to be presented by FutureAI CEO, Charles Simon at AGI-20.

Noted expert on AI and software developer, Simon, will discuss how Brain Simulator II, an open-source software project, enables experimentation into diverse AI algorithms to create an end-to-end AGI system.

Seamlessly marrying spiking neural networks with symbolic AI algorithms, Brain Simulator II features modules for vision, hearing, robotic control, learning, internal modeling, planning, imagination, and forethought.

AGI-20 is the preeminent annual conference on Artificial General Intelligence. Taking place June 23-26 as a virtual conference due to the coronavirus pandemic, the physical AGI-20 conference tentatively has been rescheduled to be held from September 16-19 in St. Petersburg, Russia.    

Noting the significance of the annual AGI conferences, which are organized by the Artificial General Intelligence Society in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Simon contends, “New, unique algorithms that simulate biological neural circuits and directly address cognition are the key to advancing AI and ultimately helping it to evolve into AGI.”

According to Simon, the Brain Simulator II platform is able to combine vision and touch into a single mental model. “As a result, it is making progress toward the comprehension of causality and the passage of time,” he explains. “As the modules are enhanced, progressively more intelligence will emerge.”

A unique feature of the Brain Simulator is the introduction of the Universal Knowledge Store which can link information from multiple sources in a biologically plausible way. The Brain Simulator’s virtual entity receives inputs from vision, hearing, and touch and merges it into the knowledge store. Combined, this information provides the basis for understanding that words represent things in an objective reality, how causes lead to effects, and the ability to imagine and plan—all necessary prerequisites for true, humanlike intelligence.

Simon anticipates near-term development for Brain Simulator II will include improved and expanded sensory inputs, expansion of language capabilities, and the ability for the virtual entity to move objects in its environment. This will allow exploration into how the entity learns the basic physics of objects and uses this knowledge to plan object motions to achieve goals.

The proceedings of AGI-20 will be published as a book in Springer’s Lecture Notes in AI series, and all accepted papers will be available online.

In advance of AGI-20, anyone interested in Brain Simulator II can participate in the development process by downloading the software, suggesting new features, and (for advanced developers) adding custom modules. Visit http://brainsim.org. Follow Charles Simon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/futureai3.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

SEOHost.Net COO Reminds Users To Update WordPress To Protect Their Data

SEOHost.net, a leading domain registration, SSL service, and SEO hosting provider, announced the importance of updating WordPress to protect their data.

“By keeping plugins and installation up to date, you can significantly reduce the risk of suffering a successful cyberattack,” said SEOHost COO Terry Cane. “Not only that, but there are also plenty of SEO-related reasons to keep your site secure. A compromised website can and will suffer on the SERP, and it can be difficult to recover after something like that.”

According to a report published by cybersecurity agency Sucuri, 90 percent of all hacked content management system sites in 2018 were running WordPress. According to the agency, experts blamed the vulnerabilities primarily on plugins and themes, configuration problems, and a lack of maintenance on the part of webmasters. Cane said this is not a great surprise.

“WordPress’s versatility is certainly a huge draw of the platform, but the main reason it’s so popular is that it’s easy to use. With its plugin ecosystem and simple interface, it allows anyone to create a website containing anything they can think of,” she said.

Unfortunately, Cane said this means that a large percentage of WordPress webmasters aren’t particularly educated in or aware of cybersecurity. As a result, they’re more likely to engage in bad practices such as poor password hygiene, installing too many plugins, or downloading plugins/themes from unknown third-party sources.

“The most egregious thing I see novice webmasters do - and arguably the most damaging - is slacking on patches,” says Cane. “There seems to be a common perception these days that most cyberattacks are carried out by sophisticated criminal enterprises, but this is false. Most cyber-criminals are opportunists looking for the path of least resistance.”

Indeed, the majority of data breaches are the result of identified vulnerabilities. Criminals bank on finding unpatched websites. And on WordPress, these websites exist in droves.

Cane recommends that users not only patch their WordPress installation but also look into installing the requisite security plugins to protect themselves against everything from spam to malware to targeted attacks.

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About SEOHost.net:
Located in Orlando, Florida with locations all around the world, SEOHost.Net provides a wide range of services in both the U.S. and the E.U., including domain registration, SSL Hosting for SEO, and VPS, dedicated, and A Class IP hosting The company offers exceptional service with a strong service level agreement, multiple geographic locations, and free migration. For more information, visit https://www.seohost.net.

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Software for Hardware® Announces Release of Version 14

[ATLANTA, GA, May 21, 2020]  Software for Hardware LLC proudly accounced the successful release and rollout of Software for Hardware version 14.  SFH version 14 represents the latest, easiest and most powerful software for small and midsize door, frame and hardware distributors.  Version 14 continues a progression of powerful and easy to use specialized software for distributors dating back to 1996 with version 1.0.  Ian Oxman, co-owner, Software for Hardware LLC stated, "Version 14 builds upon our ease-of-use heritage but combined with much more power.  We've added nearly 20 new features specifically requested and imagined by our customers."  Version 14 contains entirely new proprietary features such as the Purchase Order Status Monitor(tm) which provides distributors real-time visibility to manage hundres of POs simultaneously.

Gary Loderhose, Senior Software Engineer, Software for Hardware LLC, commented, "I've been building the SFH product for over a decade.  While we are quite proud of the new functionality, I am equally pleased with our rigorous alpha and beta testing process.  We involved numerous SFH customers who put the software to real-world use for the past two months."  Mark Dement, President, Stars & Stripes Doors stated, "Stars & Stripes happily participated in the beta testing of v.14.  We appreciate how Software for Hardware incorporates customer feedback directly into the product."  Another beta test customer, Jim Livesay, President, RT Western, added, "I admit to being a demanding customer, but Software for Hardware always steps up and directly addresses my requests.  Software for Hardware proactively included RT Western in the best testing program.  I appreciate that type of vendor relationship."

"It's all about the customer," reflects Lisa Oxman, co-owner, Software for Hardware LLC.  "While we certainly had our own ideas about version 14, we instead took direction from our customers.  We surveyed users, held webinars, countless meetings, and all that feedback created a great software product."  Lisa continued, "True to our business model, all current and active SFH customers receive the v.14 upgrade absolutely free."

In addition to customer-driven features and data processing improvements, version 14 also contains integration with numerous industry and accounting platforms.  Version 14 integrates to the ASSA ABLOY AAOS system and soon to be released an integration to the Allegion Overtur system.  Software for Hardware also integrates with DoorData Solutions providing field inspectors direct access and easier input of inspection data into SFH.

On the accounting side, SFH version 14 continues integrations with Quickbooks, Sage 40, ContractERP and Epicor.  Ian added, "We're committed to ensuring that our product integrates to our clients' prefered accounting system.  Software for Hardware remains the only provider in the industry willing to create customer accounting system integrations as needed by our customers.  We intend to continue to expand our integrations and industry partnerships."

Beyond features and functionality, the true value of any software lies in ease of learning and ease of use.  Software for Hardware released version 14 following the launch of the P3 Training and Consulting service earlier this year.  P3 provides subscribers live training webinars, recorded video sessions and person one-on-one consultation meetings.  Software for Hardware dedicated new hires to support P3 with the goal of helping all SFH users get the most from their software investment. 

Chery Orsi, Senior Customer Relations Manager, and DHI 2020 Award Winner, commented, "Back when I was a distributor, I wish my software provider offered a service like P3.  We wasted so many hours learning software by trial and error.  Believe me, those errors can be expensive.  Training improves profitability and reduces stress!"

To view a quick video overview of Software for Hardware version 14 go to
https://softwareforhardware.net/version14video.html

For more information on Software for Hardware products and services visit
www.softwareforhardware.com or contact info@softwareforhardware.com

Based in Atlanta, GA since 1996, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada.  Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability.  As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software company in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors.

 

Posted in: Business,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

Murrieta Genomics Partners with Life Science Nation to Offer Startups Discount to Global Investment Conference

Murrieta Genomics has partnered with Life Science Nation (LSN) and the RESI (Redefining Early Stage Investments) Conference to offer startup companies a special discount rate to the Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference being held June 8, 9 and 10.

The RESI conference series was created by LSN to bring together startups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. The goal was to maximize the capability of these companies, from seed to series B, to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development.

Originally scheduled as a live event to be held in San Diego California, the coronavirus pandemic has forced LSN to shift to a digital platform due to the restrictions on travel. This is the second RESI conference that has gone digital after RESI Europe was moved to digital in March. LSN found that opening the conference to a virtual audience was a game changer.

“Digital RESI Global doubled our predicted attendee turnout with investment partners and fundraising CEOs. The metrics are actually quite interesting and surprised us in revealing the pent-up demand for action in the life science arena in these troubled times,” stated Dennis Ford, founder and CEO of Life Science Nation. “I never would have thought that these troubled times would have contributed to a new model that seems to be shifting the paradigm.”

What is unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain, connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health, the “4Ds.” RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups - those seeking grants, seed and angel capital and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.

Digital RESI June is a full-blown, three-day conference with investor panels, fundraising workshops, company presentations, an Innovation Challenge competition and will also feature elite life science tech hubs from around the globe.

Over 400 life science investors are expected to attend. Registered companies have access to a digital platform in which they can invite create an online profile and invite investors to one on one video chat sessions. This provides benefit to both investors and startups, as the investors can choose who they meet with while startups know that the investors have an interest in hearing their story.

In conjunction with the upcoming conference, LSN is offering a Fundraising Bootcamp webinar on Thursday, May 28th from 4-5pm (PST) to share more about the upcoming Digital RESI conference as well as a proven methodology for getting in front of as many investors as possible that are a fit for your company and product. The bootcamp will cover Messaging and Branding and Successful Partnering. This Bootcamp is open to all entrepreneurs at no cost. Registration is required –click here to register.

Interested life science startups can register for Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference here and use the promo code “RESIMG100” for 0 off a 3-Day pass. Companies that are part of a participating Tech Hub can receive an even greater discount. For more information on the conference, click here.

About Murrieta Genomics
Murrieta Genomics provides access to next generation sequencing technology for researchers in the health, veterinary, agriculture, forensics and direct to consumer industries. The company is a true business incubator, offering mentorship and guidance from both the scientific and business perspective to aspiring genomic-related entrepreneurs. The founders of Murrieta Genomics have extensive background in business, finance, science and technology. They are supplemented with a prestigious advisory board from both business and science. The company provides Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) services, hands-on consulting, review, appraisal and guidance. In addition, it provides help with company value propositions and potential seed funding support to qualified incubator graduates. For more information visit http://www.murrietagenomics.com.

Murrieta Genomics is part of the Murrieta Innovation Center, a RESI Tech Hub dedicated to supporting life science companies. The Innovation Center has medical device, therapeutic, software, clinical research and of course genomic companies that are working hard to advance new ideas and innovations that can impact the world in a positive way. The Center is also a resource for all types of local startup companies, offering services and workshops from a local SBDC, several veteran organizations, a SCORE branch and more.

About Life Science Nation’s RESI Conference
The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series was created by Life Science Nation (LSN) to bring together startups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. The goal was to maximize the capability of these companies, from seed to series B, to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development. What is unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain, connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health, the “4 Ds”. RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups, those seeking grants, seed and angel capital, and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.

Posted in: Agriculture & Farming,Health & Medicine,Services,Technology,U.S

Clean Cooking Alliance Selects Portfolio Companies for Industry Acceleration Program

A diverse portfolio of 33 companies, operating mainly in Africa, will be supported by the Clean Cooking Alliance’s new Venture Catalyst (VC) program. The program focuses on building an investment-ready pipeline through venture-level interventions, to deliver universal access to clean cooking in developing countries.

The Venture Catalyst portfolio currently includes biofuel, LPG, and biogas fuel distributors; pellet, ethanol, and char-briquette producers; and ethanol, gas, electric, and biomass stove manufacturers. The portfolio reflects a growing number of companies whose customers lack access to clean cooking solutions, including multi-product last-mile distributors, microfinance institutions, and distributed energy services companies. Many VC portfolio companies integrate industrial-scale manufacturing, digital technologies, mobile money, and consumer financing.

See the full list of portfolio companies here.

“We are proud to launch the Alliance’s new Venture Catalyst program and its initial portfolio, which will expand as new innovators enter the market,” said Peter George, the Alliance’s Senior Director of Private Sector & Investment. “As dramatic urbanization in Africa and other developing regions continues to occur, so does rapid business model and technology innovation. There is an urgent need to solve this problem for the 40% of families around the world who lack access to clean cooking, and for the planet as a whole. Fortunately, there is now a real possibility to catalyze a market transformation that has not been possible in the past.”

The VC program is the venture-focused component of the Alliance’s Cooking Industry Catalyst (CIC), a new, global industry development program. The CIC program combines venture-, market-, and consumer-level interventions to build scalable business models that deliver high-impact clean cooking solutions.

George adds, “We see this work as critical to generating a robust pipeline of investment opportunities that will attract the tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars of private capital required to meet these energy access infrastructure needs as more and more around the world continue to emerge from poverty.” To begin to catalyze the investment into companies supported under the Venture Catalyst program, the Alliance is also developing the Spark+ Africa Fund, a + million sector-specialized fund that will offer debt, equity and quasi-equity capital to companies throughout the clean cooking value chain.

Under the VC program, companies will benefit from a broad range of specialized support aimed at solidifying their commercial viability, enhancing their investment-readiness, and facilitating access to growth capital. Possible areas of support include:

  • Financial and transaction advisory;
  • Strategy and business development;
  • Operations and human resources;
  • Tax, legal, and governance;
  • Government relations and policy advocacy; and
  • Social and environmental impact.

 

This support will often be delivered in partnership with a broad network of partners, such as impact investors, grant funders, fee-based consultants, and donor-funded technical assistance providers.

George emphasized the importance of the timing of this approach: “Particularly in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it is unacceptable that the respiratory health of three billion people is so negatively impacted by the way they cook, and that the poorest remain limited by energy poverty. Financially viable companies that mobilize private capital are critical to addressing this challenge at a global scale.”

The Alliance welcomes inquiries about admission to the VC program or interest in the Spark+ Africa Fund. Please email your questions or a management presentation request to investment@cleancookingalliance.org.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology,U.S

Sirona.tv Launches New Solution to Help Monitor Seniors for COVID-19

Dover, Delaware – Safety Labs a leader in remote care solutions for seniors, today announced  it’s Sirona.tv business has launched a new solution to help assess, monitor, and triage support for seniors who may be concerned about COVID-19 and or their respiratory symptoms.  It has launched a new voice based COVID-19 Virtual Care Evaluation and Monitoring solution available to U.S. based home healthcare, health systems and health plans.

“With the rapid spread of COVID-19 within the senior communities we know that an alternative approaches to screening, disease monitoring, and education is required now to reach the seniors and the vulnerable to reduce additional population exposure to the virus and to ease the burden on health care providers and facilities. Self-quarantine and monitoring own symptoms are challenging. Unless you consult a medical professional, it is hard to know when the symptoms warrant seeking medical care,” said Sanjay Chadha, CEO and co-founder of Safety Labs. “Using easy to use voice technology seniors and critically ill can now perform self assessment for self-reported symptom monitoring using the newly added self assessment features.”

For home health agencies, senior living facilities, health systems, health plans the company has included in Sirona the Virtual Care Companion COVID-19 self Evaluation and Monitoring solution. Sirona a voice based virtual assistant helps evaluate seniors through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline-based survey for COVID-19 symptoms. The solution guides seniors based on the CDC guidelines which includes recommendation to continue monitoring symptoms at home, or to contact a healthcare provider directly.

Sirona.tv Covid-19 voice based Self Assessment for Seniors

Availability and Pricing

Sirona.tv is available for immediate order and deployment to healthcare organizations. For more information please see our covid-19 page and product availability & pricing page. If you have any questions email us at covid-19@sirona.tv.

About Safety Labs and Sriona.TV

Safety Labs, Inc., a leader in remote senior engagement and healthcare technologies for focused on connecting seniors to their family and friends and to the digital world and keep them healthy - through a line of products called Sirona.TV. Sirona.TV enables easy to use remote engagement and care by leveraging its innovative technology to integrate across the TVs and smart devices, improving quality of life of seniors and their families. Sirona.TV line of senior care products helps elderly stay at their homes safer and independently if possible. Visit https://www.sirona.tv/ and https://safetylabs.org

Posted in: Business,Health & Medicine,Technology

Conveyco and Geek+ Enter into a Strategic Partnership for North America

Conveyco Technologies, one of the premier order fulfillment and distribution center systems integrators in North America, announces their strategic partnership with Geek+, a global provider of smart logistics solutions that utilizes advanced robotics and artificial intelligence technologies, to help support organizations across North America. According to Interact Analysis, Geek+ is the No. 1 supplier of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in the world with 10% market share.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Conveyco to accelerate access to AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) solutions in North America,” commented Rick DeFiesta, Partnership and Business Development Director at Geek+. “The demonstrated efficiency, scalability and cost-saving of Geek+ solutions will bring significant value and enable flexible logistics for customers across industries, at a time where logistics bottlenecks are increasing.”

“The breadth of field proven AMR technologies that Geek+ provides allows Conveyco to truly focus on our clients use and business case to provide them a scalable and cost-effective solution,” said Ed Romaine, VP Marketing & Business Development. He continued, “Being able to implement Conveyco’s RightFIT™ methodology using Geek+ technologies will provide efficiencies and competitive advantages to our clients that will change their market dynamics.”

The distribution agreement allows Conveyco to offer Geek+ robotics solutions to improve efficiency, provide flexibility, and reduce costs associated with warehouse and logistics operations in various industries. With regard to fast-growing industries, such as e-commerce and online retail, traditional manual warehouse operations cannot meet customer and market demands efficiently and accurately and will benefit from the joint offering.

Geek+ Goods-to-Person Picking System, empowered by Geek+ proprietary smart algorithms, uses P-series warehouse robots to eliminate redundant walking of the picking workers, improve picking accuracy, and reduce labor intensity. The AI-driven system features robot tasks management, combined order optimization and picking, inventory management, dynamic wave optimization, and adjustments of inventory layouts for maximum efficiency.

About Geek+
Geek+ is global technology company leading the intelligent logistics revolution. We apply advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize flexible, reliable and highly-efficient solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ counts 300 global customers and has deployed more than 10,000 robots worldwide. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 800 employees and is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Germany, the UK, the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

For more information, please visit: https://www.geekplus.com/

About Conveyco Technologies
Conveyco Technologies has been providing world class performance enhancements for order fulfilment, distribution centers and warehouse operations for over 40 years. Solutions and systems include autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), robotic picking, sortation, voice, pick-to-light, palletizing, AS/RS, automated case handling, dispensing, AGVs, WES, WMS and WCS software plus consulting and integration services.
For more information, please visit: https://www.conveyco.com/

Posted in: Automotive,Computers & Software,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

CyberMaxx™ Receives SOC for Service Organizations (SOC 2, Type II) Certification

CyberMaxx™ has received the AICPA’s SOC 2 Type 2 Certification for their managed cybersecurity services by Insyte CPAs, LLC, an independent service auditor. This certification illustrates CyberMaxx's constant dedication to its customers and commitment to providing trusted services on which healthcare organizations can rely.

"It was a pleasure to work with the CyberMaxx team on its inaugural SOC examination. Their internal control environment solidly withstood the rigor of the SOC requirements," says Cindy Wyatt, Managing Partner at Inyste CPAs, LLC.

The SOC 2 Certification is designed to provide assurance related to a Service Organization’s control environment related to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy. When certified, a service provider's systems are determined to meet the requirements of the trust services criteria in all material respects.

"The entire CyberMaxx team has and will continue to work hard to ensure we maintain systems and controls that support the confidence our customers place in us," says Thomas Lewis, CEO of CyberMaxx. "We are their trusted partner in the fight against cybersecurity attacks."

With more than 15 years of experience, CyberMaxx understands that cybersecurity expertise is critical to the success of any organization, and without it, organizations are left vulnerable. That is why CyberMaxx provides tailored and scalable managed cybersecurity solutions for healthcare organizations designed to be an extension of the team. CyberMaxx expands capabilities to avoid cyberattacks and mitigate loss to provide peace of mind.

About CyberMaxx
CyberMaxx prevents, detects, and responds to cyberattacks for healthcare organizations. CyberMaxx equips its customers with a 24/7/365 security operations center with services including endpoint threat detection and response, network-based threat detection and prevention, security information and event management (SIEM) with advanced data analytics, vulnerability risk management, and incident response services.

Contact CyberMaxx for more information about healthcare cybersecurity solutions by visiting CyberMaxx.io.

About Insyte CPAs, LLC
Insyte CPAs, LLC was founded by a group of Certified Public Accountants and business advisors with both Big 4 and regional firm experience who specialize in risk management, internal control, and business performance.

Media Contact
Erin C. Kennedy | CyberMaxx | 615.309.2514 | ekennedy@cybermaxx.io

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Paramount WorkPlace Launches New Travel Management Solution

Paramount WorkPlace, a leading software developer and provider of web-based and mobile spend management software solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of WorkPlace Travel, a cost-effective, powerful, and easy-to-use travel management solution for midmarket and enterprise organizations. Paramount WorkPlace ProcurementOCR and AP Invoice AutomationExpense, and Project Timesheet management applications are already transforming spend management for thousands of users globally. With the addition of WorkPlace Travel, the company’s offering is the most complete, comprehensive, and affordable available to companies in the SMB and enterprise spaces.

Salim Khalife, President and CEO of Paramount WorkPlace, said, “With business travel slowing due to coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for companies to strategically plan, approve, book, and account for every trip. Looking forward, as corporate travel inevitably returns to more normal levels, companies need to be ready with tools that facilitate compliant and cost-effective trip planning. Very few (if any) spend management applications for the midmarket combine the extensive functionality and competitive price point that Paramount WorkPlace does, making our offering a clear choice for savvy organizations that are seeking to improve their entire procure-to-pay process.”

WorkPlace Travel combines an easy-to-navigate user interface that makes it simple for employees to shop for and manage trips with a robust approval engine that ensures travel requests are within corporate thresholds.

WorkPlace Travel eliminates paperwork and simplifies business travel by allowing employees to easily shop for travel from their mobile devices, seek approvals, book travel according to corporate policies and limits, and then effortlessly transfer the trip data into their expense reports. WorkPlace Travel supports guided, data-based corporate travel decisions by providing employers with full visibility into travel activities, full control of booking parameters, and actionable insight into corporate travel spending. Combined with the integration into the Paramount WorkPlace expense management solution, the entire process is efficient, cost-effective, and auditable.

WorkPlace Travel will be available beginning June 26, 2020. For additional information visit paramountworkplace.com/travel-management.

About Paramount WorkPlace
Paramount WorkPlace develops, sells, and supports advanced web-based and mobile requisitionprocurementexpense, and travel software solutions for mid-market and enterprise organizations. With over 171,000 worldwide users, Paramount WorkPlace cloud-based and on-premise solutions are trusted by global, national and local brands for their powerful capabilities, intuitive features and the option for a stand-alone and integrated extension of multiple ERP providers, including: Microsoft Dynamics GP, SL, AX, NAV and D365 Business Central; Sage ERP and Sage Intacct; Acumatica; Blackbaud Financial Edge and FE NXT, SAP, Oracle and other major mid-market and enterprise ERPs.Learn more at http://www.paramountworkplace.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, launches FIN Edge2Cloud - a new easy, secure, open, scalable way to connect to building automation and IoT systems

J2 Innovations, the makers of the FIN Framework – the next-generation software platform for building automation and IoT applications in buildings and built-environments, has launched the Edge2Cloud product to support users of FIN to easily access building data, and service and upgrade their FIN-based building automation systems remotely and securely. Until now, this has required IT support, including the use of a VPN connection, or having to visit the site, using up valuable time and resources.

Building automation is predicted to have the largest annual growth rate in 2020 (42%, up from 0.31 to 0.44 billion of units) in IoT endpoints, making the need for easy and secure access to building data more significant than ever. OEMs, system integrators, facilities managers and end-users all benefit from the Edge2Cloud technology by reducing the need of on-site servicing, better user and access management and reducing long-term costs by ensuring building automation systems are fit-for-the-future.

Edge2Cloud uses the latest IoT web services technology from AWS to ‘push’ a highly secure, certificate authenticated link, encrypted to TLS 1.2, between an instance of FIN Framework on site, and the cloud. Users log-on to the cloud service and access the FIN (and building) data remotely from anywhere, using any browser.

Edge2Cloud can be deployed across multiple sites within minutes with a plug’n’play set up via an optional QR code and is easily connected and integrated with other cloud platforms via an open API framework based on Haystack 4.0.

“The release of FIN Edge2Cloud is a game-changer for the building automation industry. For the first time organizations can now procure an open framework that enables highly secure remote access to data from multiple systems on their sites that use BACnet, Modbus, and other protocols, without the hassle and cost and complexity of VPN.” - Gareth Johnson, Senior Cloud Architect, J2 Innovations

An advanced user & device management portal provides comprehensive user management, with exact control over access permissions, enabling large multi-site organizations to determine the appropriate level of access for maintenance subcontractors and other user groups.

Following the early access release of FIN Edge2Cloud today, the service will become a standard part of FIN Framework when fully released this summer. The initial package is called “Essentials” and will cover User & Device Management, Portfolio Management and Remote Access and will be provided free of charge for FIN Framework server licenses that are under Maintenance. Future planned enhancements will add remote updates and upgrades, cloud APIs and more.

For more information about FIN Framework or Edge2Cloud, visit j2inn.com

About J2 Innovations
J2 Innovations is a fast growing, innovative software technology company based in California. They are the creators of the FIN Framework, a state-of-the-art open framework for building automation and IoT applications. J2 Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, operating as an independent legal entity.

About the FIN Framework
FIN is a next-generation software framework for building automation and IoT applications. FIN provides features such as monitoring, control, alarming, scheduling, visualization, reporting, integration, and analytics. The FIN Framework offers OEMs, System Integrators, and end user solutions that are faster, easier, and better.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Sports,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Encompass Group, LLC Announces “Encompass Cares” Apparel Gifts to Seven Georgia Hospitals

In special recognition of the invaluable role of Georgia nurses during the COVID-19 crisis and in honor of the Year of the Nurse, Nurses Month, and Nurses Week, Encompass Group, LLC today announced recent gifts of professional apparel to seven nearby hospitals. Each of the receiving facilities is in the vicinity of the company’s McDonough, GA corporate headquarters. Between mid-April and the first week of May, approximately 1,200 sets, total, of donated scrubs were delivered to Jasper Memorial Hospital, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Medical Center Navicent Health, Piedmont Henry Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Most of the deliveries were made personally by Encompass Group, LLC staff, including Chief Executive Officer John Wood, Executive Vice President – Operations Andrew Boyd, Vice President and General Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Deanna Leonard, Senior Managing Director – Corporate Services Marty Mappes, Managing Director – Product Management Michelle Daniels, Merchandise Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Kristy Mosel. To capture these unique community interactions, the company has added photos and other content to the page, Encompass Cares.

In response to a donation received, Jasper Health Services, Inc. Administrator Jan Gaston said, “We thank Encompass Group for providing scrubs for the recently constructed dedicated COVID unit at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Having uniforms for the staff to wear while working reduces the risk of our team exposing family members and others to the virus. The safety and wellness of our staff is one of our highest priorities. A special thanks to Andrew Boyd for quickly responding to our request.”

Navicent Health Chief Nurse Executive and Medical Center Navicent Health Chief Nursing Officer Tracey Blalock RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, stated, “We would like to thank Encompass Group for their donation of scrubs to Navicent Health. We were so thrilled to have their support during this critical situation. This generous donation will truly make the difference for many of our staff; we are extremely grateful!”

Northside Clinical Supply Chain Manager Kathy James, RN, said, “In recent weeks, our partners have offered us overwhelming support in the form of PPE, linens, and other shows of appreciation. It means more than any words could express. On behalf of Northside Hospital and all of our staff, thank you.”

“We cannot thank the individuals and organizations who have supported our hospital during this crisis enough,” said Paula Butts, Chief Nursing Officer at Piedmont Henry Hospital. “This is an unprecedented time for hospitals and healthcare workers and these generous donations allow us to continue our mission of caring for our community.”

Wellstar Foundation Director of Strategic Giving Lisa Mello declared, “Wellstar caregivers are the heroes of our health system and the community has been incredibly supportive of our team members across all of our service areas. The outpouring of support has touched our team members. From generous donations of scrubs for our healthcare workers, to donations of meals, masks, messages of support, and contributions to the Wellstar Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, every action has been heartfelt.”

Remarked Encompass Group, LLC Chief Executive Officer John Wood, “We always enjoy celebrating and giving back to those that care for patients year after year. This year, more than ever, our team wanted to say a special thank you for the tireless work that neighboring nurses are doing to keep all of us safe and well during this pandemic. While we could not reach everyone, we want you all to know that we greatly appreciate all that you do every day and especially during this health crisis. You are making such a difference in our community and we are humbled to be able to provide some help during this time.”

Encompass Group, LLC, Vice President and General Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Deanna Leonard, added, “Encompass Group apparel brands are made with healthcare provider safety and comfort in mind. It’s literally in our mission to care about the healthcare community, as they care for us. In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, we’ve become acutely aware of not just the nation’s struggles, but of those occurring close to home. Offering scrub sets to as many area hospitals as possible that could receive them right now is our way of continuing to try to make a difference. We’re all in this together.”

To see photos and other content related to Encompass Cares, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com/encompass-cares. To learn more about Encompass Group, LLC, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com.

ABOUT ENCOMPASS GROUP, LLC
Encompass Group, LLC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single-use medical products. Encompass Group believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. Encompass Group enhances the healthcare experience by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost-effective for all providers. Encompass Group serves the acute-care, long-term, and senior-care markets, retail healthcare and hospitality apparel markets, and government operations markets. For more information about Encompass Group, LLC, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com.

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Posted in: Business,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

Clients First Business Solutions Minnesota Earn Acumatica Gold Certification

Clients First Business Solutions Minnesota office announced it has achieved the Acumatica Gold Certified Partner status. It represents the highest standards in the Acumatica ERP Partner Program for training, sales and customer satisfaction. The Clients First Business Solutions Minnesota office joins the Texas office in Gold Certification status. The Texas office became an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner in 2019.

Acumatica Gold Certified partners are an elite group of Acumatica partners who invest in an extensive amount of training. Gold Certified partners demonstrate a high level of proficiency with Acumatica ERP products. Since Acumatica is an end-to-end solution, there’s a lot to cover and the training is intense. Investing in continuous training empowers the Clients First Business Solutions cloud ERP consultants and sales team to deliver outstanding service, value and results to clients.

“Our Acumatica consultants work hard with every release to learn all the new ways Acumatica can deliver value to our customers. The Acumatica Gold Certification is a great way to maintain our high standards of excellence.” - Catherine Dean, Clients First Business Solutions – Minnesota office

Clients First Business Solutions completed exams for the following Gold Certification courses:

  • Acumatica Certified Advanced Business Consultant - Designed for business consultants or application engineers with a deep understanding of two or more areas of Acumatica expertise. The Business Consultant badge is required before earning this badge.
  • Acumatica Certified Business Consultant - Geared for business consultants or CPAs responsible for configuring and implementing new Acumatica customers.
  • Acumatica Certified CRM Business Consultant - Created for business consultants who implement customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for customers.
  • Acumatica Certified Distribution Business Consultant - Course for ERP business consultants who implement distribution solutions for customers or need to learn distribution processes for field services, commerce edition, or manufacturing deployments.
  • Acumatica Certified Implementation Project Manager - ERP consultants learn how to help elevate the level of service for project implementation managers leading a team through the complete ERP implementation life cycle.
  • Acumatica Certified Pre-Sales Engineer - Perfect for pre-sale engineers who articulate the Acumatica value to both business and technical users.
  • Acumatica Certified Project Accounting Business Consultant - The Project Accounting Business Consultant Badge is a new badge.
  • Acumatica Certified Sales Consultant - Designed to help salespeople managing the overall execution of the sales cycle.
  • Acumatica Certified Technical Specialist - Demonstrate the capability to modify/build reports, create inquiries, and build import/export scenarios.
  • Acumatica System Administrator - Demonstrate the capability to install and maintain the Acumatica application and manage user security.

“I have been involved with Client’s First for almost 20-years. I was very happy when Client’s First of Minnesota committed to becoming a partner of Acumatica. As an organization that is focused 100% on delivering complex business solutions through Certified Partners, I am also very pleased to announce that Client’s first of Minnesota has obtained Gold Partner status with Acumatica. This is our highest measurement of partner investment, capability and commitment. Any customer or prospective customer of Client’s First of Minnesota can rest assured that they are working with a premier partner that truly understands the solutions they represent, as well as being a trusted and respected partner for the world’s fastest-growing ERP publisher for seven years now.” Geoff Ashley, Vice President at Acumatica, Partner Strategy & Programs

About Clients First Business Solutions

Since 2003 Clients First Business Solutions has been offering businesses ERP software implementation, support, and training services. Clients First are in the business of helping companies of all sizes implement ERP software for their organization. We have seven offices covering the United States.

Our goal is to help you streamline business processes, reduce overhead and realize a competitive advantage in your industry. Your business benefits from our team's expertise by our focus on increasing ROI and improving your bottom line.

We offer an affordable Quick Turn Implementation (QTI) plan, so you are operating more efficiently faster and on the first day of use. We also offer full implementation services for more complex needs along with a US-based development team to tackle unique business challenges and scenarios. Our team supports Dynamics 365 solutions and Acumatica Cloud ERP. Our team is well versed in Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Project Accounting. Our industry focus is on the manufacturer, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), field service, project accounting, and aviation customer.

Please contact us to learn more – call 877-428-7205 or email info@cfbs-us.com.

About Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications such as Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Field Service, CRM and Project Accounting, powered by a robust and flexible platform. In an interconnected world, Acumatica enables customers to take full control of their business; to play to their strengths, since every business is unique; and to empower their people by going wherever their people go, on any device.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

AEC Content Veteran Joins ENGworks to Lead Global Partner Strategy

ENGworks, the internationally recognized leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) services and solutions to the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner Community (AECO) today announced, Mike Collins will join the executive team as VP of Global Business Development. ENGworks has been establishing strategic alliances with some key industry vendors in an effort to build a Global Content Network bent on establishing much needed standards and quality guidelines.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to impact the design to construction lifecycle with demands for a greater variety of content formats and richer product data. “We see a need to provide content solutions for the AEC/O community on a global level while supporting local project demands for languages, codes and standards. This can only be accomplished through a network of providers with localization skills all working within a common framework of quality and consistency, said Chris Di Iorio, CEO of ENGworks.”

BPMs as the owners of this much needed product data must adapt their digital marketing strategy to deliver higher quality BIM-ready content to serve the new tools and processes not just in design, but through to fabrication and construction.

Mr. Collins brings over 25 years of experience in the AECO industry and is well connected to both the needs of BPMs and the many platform and portal vendors who need product content to support the demanding workflows of their users. After an early career in project data and analytics at Construction Market Data, Collins built the industry’s first BIM content portal, BIMworld, which became the foundation for the Autodesk Seek content platform when acquired in 2008. Most recently he co-founded Global Product Data which helped BPMs get their product data to multiple AEC platforms.

About ENGworks (Chicago)

For three decades, ENGworks has been a technology leader continuously developing new processes and services to drive productivity for the AEC/O Community in their BIM and VDC workflows. The ENGworks mission is to help AEC/O professionals design and build better projects by reducing risks, saving cost, by combining cutting edge technology with their deep knowledge of the building lifecycle to create BIM technologies that impact construction productivity as well as building performance for Owners. Through its extensive expertise delivering technology and real-time building automation solutions with major players in Data Centers, Health Care, Hospitality and Government, ENGworks has become the technology and service provider of choice for the AEC/O and BPM community.

Posted in: Business,Services,Technology,U.S

2.5 Million Virtual Eyewear Try-Ons - a Revolutionary online shopping tool

The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is celebrating more than 2.5 million virtual eyewear try-ons - making shopping eyewear online easier (and cooler!) than ever before. 

The virtual try-on and frame recommendation technology from SmartBuyGlasses.com, the current tool being used developed by Ditto,  allows customers to quickly and effortlessly see themselves wearing over 14,000 eyeglasses or sunglasses in 180 degree angles from more than 180 designer brands.  

The Ditto technology has been in use on the website for the last 18 months and with such staggering numbers of customers using the tool, it’s clear the virtual try-on is revolutionising a ‘customers try on experience‘ and subsequently the shopping experience online. 

“At SmartBuyGlasses, we are working hard to continuously improve the customer shopping experience online. This includes being at the forefront of offering new technologies to surprise and delight our consumers, but also to provide real value and ease in shopping eyewear online. We are proud to have helped customers with their eye care and we continue offering our Virtual Try-On tool to consumers accessing our websites”, says David Menning,  co-CEO of The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group.  

The key point is that customers can use the filter logic of the website to select the exact type of frame they want and then they are presented with 10<100 or more of the ‘ideal shapes’ that fit their specific requirements.

“It is more effective for a customer to short-list their chosen selection in this way, and then proceed to try them on, rather than going to a traditional optical store which typically only holds approximately 800 different frames,” says David Menning, co-CEO of  SmartBuyGlasses.



The app is developed by Ditto, an American tech start-up. “We want eyewear to be personal and accessible for everyone so we created technology that enables customers to easily discover frames that fit and match their style, allowing them to shop confidently at home,” says a representative from Ditto. 

All you need to use the tool is a smartphone or a computer with internet access. The tool will help you record a quick five second selfie video asking you to turn your head to the left, the centre and then to the right and back again. After that, you’re provided with face shape information including  advice on the most flattering styles for you and you can proceed to trying on glasses virtually. Start filtering  by ‘virtual try-on’ on the eyeglasses or sunglasses pages, hover your mouse over any product and instantly see what the glasses look like on your own face or the face of our in-house models. For a closer look, you can directly go to the product page, click ‘selfie-view’ and see yourself wearing a pair of glasses with stunning realism in high definition. 

SmartBuyGlasses’ Virtual Try On is compatible with both iOS and Android and available for free via SmartBuyGlasses Virtual Try On.

About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with websites in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses.com in the US and VisionDirect.com.au in Australia. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands. The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group works with certified and highly respected opticians to provide the latest news and accurate information regarding eye health to consumers.

 About Ditto

Ditto is the leading eyewear recommendation and virtual try-on technology platform for retailers.  Ditto is redefining the eyewear shopping experience to make it simple, personal, and a little bit magical.  Ditto’s platform captures a precise map of each customer’s face and their personal style preferences to make insightful recommendations, determine precise fit and style, and visualize it all with vivid realism. Ditto is fundamentally changing the way eyewear is bought and sold globally for over 50 million customers each year.

Posted in: Business,Fashion & Beauty,Retail,Shopping & Deal,Technology

KUBRA Announces Winners of 2020 Experience Better Client Awards

KUBRA, the leading provider of customer experience management solutions, announced this year’s Experience Better client award winners. Despite the cancellation of its annual iConnect Client conference, where winners are typically celebrated, KUBRA continued to honor utilities who exemplify forward-thinking and customer-centric services. This year, the following utilities received special recognition.

PacifiCorp won the Illuminating Innovation Award for the innovative enhancements it made to its mobile apps for Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power customers.
The finalists in this category were:

  • PSEG Long Island for adding planned outages to its outage map and launching a new map highlighting reliability improvements.
  • Lincoln Electric System for its on-demand payment implementation with Retail Cash Payment solution.

Duke Energy won the Electrifying Delivery Award for its customer experience portal which included unified billing, payment, and mobile solutions.
The finalists in this category were:

  • National Grid for upgrading its outage maps and pre-enrolling customers for proactive outage communications.
  • Regional Water Authority for its recent payment implementation upgrade that added secure email and SMS payment options for customers.

Exelon won the Glowing Engagement Award for deploying ten new outage maps to keep customers informed of outages across its operating companies.
The finalists in this category were:
Avista for improving customer experience by adding energy usage alerts for customers.
Lakeland Electric for increasing customer access by implementing a Spanish text-to-speech solution for its alerts implementation.

CPS Energy won the Inspiring Energy Award for launching enhanced e-billing, on-demand payment, print and mail, and outage map solutions.
The finalists in this category were:
Chesapeake Utilities for launching new, innovative billing and payment solutions for its operating companies.
Eversource Energy for rapid deployment of its mobile app that offers payment, alert, and outage map tools for customers.

Each carried out ambitious projects that led to remarkable results. KUBRA is proud to partner with these utilities to implement solutions that help improve customer experiences and drive innovation in the industry. iConnect 2021 will provide another opportunity to celebrate the efforts of these forward-looking utility companies.

About KUBRA

KUBRA provides customer experience management solutions to some of the largest utility and government entities across North America. Our portfolio includes billing and payments, mapping, mobile apps, proactive communications, and artificial intelligence solutions for customers. With more than 1.5 billion customer interactions annually, KUBRA services reach over 40% of households in the U.S. and Canada. KUBRA is an operating subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation. Visit https://www.kubra.com for more information.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

StorageOS Announces General Availability of Version 2.0, Delivering Market-Leading Storage Resilience, Scale, Security and Performance for Kubernetes Environments

StorageOS has released V2.0 of its leading cloud native, software-defined, persistent storage for Kubernetes into general availability. Delivering reduced time to recovery, scale, security and performance. StorageOS V2.0 has been designed for organisations that want to run hyper-converged and/or multiple cluster Kubernetes environments with the underlying storage to support cloud native workflows and stateful applications.

StorageOS platform provides the availability, management, performance and security for users to run stateful workloads at scale – whether in the cloud, on-premises or a hybrid. By delivering persistent storage to applications in Kubernetes environments, it helps users achieve all the business benefits of containers and orchestrators. Kubernetes users running deployments with multiple clusters are increasingly turning to StorageOS for their storage requirements. As Kubernetes clusters grow in size V2.0 also scales supporting the production of stateful applications.

“All reports point to the fact that enterprises are making the move to containers, but that storage is still viewed as a key challenge impacting adoption and operations,” commented Scott D. Lowe, ActualTech Media. “Users want to run hyperconverged applications and/or multi-cluster Kubernetes environments with the underlying storage to support cloud native workflows and stateful applications. StorageOS’ V2.0 has all the enhancements needed to meet these trends in the rapidly-evolving Kubernetes market. Essentially, StorageOS eliminates the problem with storage for stateful Kubernetes applications.”

StorageOS V2.0 improves resiliency in large clustered environments that experience more transient failures. Its scalable architecture is designed to cope with unpredictable failure scenarios whereas traditional storage solutions cannot handle the complexity of clustered deployments at scale.

V2.0 is designed from the ground up to enable security at every layer of the stack, improving security with encryption in transit. Traffic between nodes is encrypted and authenticated.

StorageOS integrates with Kubernetes CSI and allows storage to be declarative so users can deploy and provision storage resources and services alongside CPU, networking and other application resources.

“Kubernetes users working with increasingly complex deployments require storage that delivers predictability for replication and failover,” commented Alex Chircop, Founder and CEO at StorageOS. “Users are also deploying more mature Kubernetes environments resulting in a need for production-grade storage. StorageOS V2.0 is ideally suited to these requirements and we are already seeing significant demand across a range of organisations and markets.”

Download and register for the forever free developer edition of StorageOS V2.0 with 5TB here. Users can then upgrade to the Project and Platform editions enabling enterprise capabilities and comprehensive product support.

About StorageOS


StorageOS is a software-defined cloud native storage platform delivering persistent storage for Kubernetes. StorageOS is built from the ground-up with no legacy restrictions to give enterprises working with cloud native workloads a scalable storage platform with no compromise on performance, availability or security. For additional information, visit http://www.storageos.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

PunchOut2Go Sponsors Charlottesville Women in Tech/Tech Girls (CWIT)

PunchOut2Go, the Charlottesville-based cloud B2B eCommerce integration provider, today announced its sponsorship of Charlottesville Women in Tech/Tech Girls (CWIT). CWIT supports, connects, and provides resources for girls and women with an interest in careers in technology, science, and engineering.

As a CWIT Silver Sponsor, PunchOut2Go will provide funds to support key activities for emerging and established professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers, including CWIT's Tech Girls programs, summer programs, and associated events.

PunchOut2Go is a global cloud Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) provider. PunchOut2Go creates integration and automation solutions to facilitate streamlined B2B procurement. The PunchOut2Go iPaaS allows any eCommerce store to integrate with any eProcurement platform, enabling automation features that include PunchOut catalogs, B2B sales order automation, eInvoicing, and eQuotes.

"PunchOut2Go is proud to support CWIT in its mission to help girls and women to overcome the gender disparity in the technology industry," said PunchOut2Go CEO and Co-Founder Brady Behrman. "As a Charlottesville technology company, we're committed to ensuring that local women and girls are empowered to pursue careers in the field. CWIT is a wonderful organization doing important work to support girls and women by providing valuable training and mentoring."

"We are thrilled to be working with PunchOut2Go,” says Elaine Cheng, CWIT’s Sponsorship Director. “They share our commitment to building our local tech community and the need to have more women in technology careers. PunchOut2Go's support means we can continue to provide valuable events, networking, programs and education to the Charlottesville community at little to no cost. We look forward to a long relationship."

Charlottesville Women in Tech/Tech Girls (CWIT) is an organization for emerging and established professionals that provides human connections and resources for women and girls interested in or associated with technology. CWIT is committed to closing the technology gender gap by providing a safe and welcoming environment for women and girls to connect, learn and collaborate in Charlottesville. supporting girls and women with programs and learning opportunities.

Sponsorship from PunchOut2Go will help CWIT to continue its efforts to expand resources for women in technology and support girls and women through their education and into their careers in the tech industry.

About PunchOut2Go:

PunchOut2Go is a global B2B integration company specializing in connecting commerce business platforms with eProcurement spend management and enterprise resource planning applications, allowing companies around the world to streamline purchasing processes and transact electronically. Harnessing the power of the cloud, PunchOut2Go’s flexible iPaaS technology seamlessly links business applications to automate the flow of purchasing data and reduces integration complexities for PunchOut catalogs, electronic purchase orders, eInvoices, and other B2B sales order automation documents in order to accelerate business results. Learn more at http://www.punchout2go.com.

About Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT):

Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT) is an organization for emerging and established professionals that provides human connections and resources for women and girls interested in or associated with technology. Our vision is to bridge the gender gap in tech by providing a safe and welcoming environment for women and girls to connect, learn and collaborate in Charlottesville. We host monthly meetings that include speakers on tech topics and allow for networking with other local women. Events are free and open to all women in our community. Through our Tech-Girls program, we collaborate with volunteers and organizations to run programs focused on fostering girls' interest and confidence in STEM education. Learn more at http://www.cvillewomen.tech.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Dimensional Insight Announces New Survey Shows EHR Analytics Doesn’t Fully Meet Healthcare Organizations’ Analytical Needs

Dimensional Insight®, maker of Diver® Platform, the 2020 Best in KLAS healthcare business intelligence and analytics solution, today announced the results of a Definitive Healthcare survey on EHR analytics that it sponsored. The survey found that EHR analytics yields lower user satisfaction than both analytics-specific platforms and in-house solutions. Users feel most frustrated with the speed of EHR analytics solutions, the lack of robustness, and the lack of interoperability.

Definitive Healthcare surveyed 108 healthcare leaders about their use of analytics solutions. Overall, 90% of healthcare organizations use the analytics in their EHR systems, with nearly 50% of organizations using EHR analytics exclusively or as their primary analytics tool. However, despite widespread use, satisfaction with EHR analytics is lower than satisfaction with both analytics-specific platforms and in-house solutions.

  • On a scale of 0-10 (0=extremely dissatisfied, 10=extremely satisfied) users of EHR analytics report an average satisfaction rating of 5.58.
  • Users of in-house solutions report an average satisfaction of 6.51, and analytic-specific platform users report an average satisfaction of 6.69.

EHR analytics users frequently reported technology challenges with their solutions:

  • 43.4% said reporting and querying of EHR analytics is slow.
  • 35.8% said the component is not robust or advanced enough.
  • 30.2% felt challenged with interoperability with other systems.
  • 28.3% said EHR analytics lacks the visualization they need.
  • 26.4% said the user interface is difficult to understand or use.

On the flip side, top challenges with analytics-specific platforms were interoperability with other systems (59.4%) and cost (40.6%). Both current users (6.85 on 0-10 scale) and non-users (7.40) of these platforms felt the solution could add value to their ability to perform analytics.

“This survey demonstrates that while EHR companies claim to provide comprehensive analytics to their customers, hospitals and health systems feel these tools are lacking in functionality,” says George Dealy, vice president of healthcare solutions at Dimensional Insight. “Analytics users find these tools slow, unadvanced, and not catered to their needs, while finding much greater satisfaction with analytics-specific platforms.”

Dimensional Insight and Definitive Healthcare will be holding a webinar to share more in-depth results from the survey.
    When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    Time: 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. PT
    Panelists: Brendan Fitzgerald, Senior Director of Research, Definitive Healthcare
    Kathy Sucich, Director of Healthcare Marketing, Dimensional Insight
    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7152076155026844941

To learn more about the results of the survey, you can download a full report at: https://www.healthcare.dimins.com/resources/whitepapers/healthcare-organizations-ehr-analytics/

 

About Dimensional Insight  


Dimensional Insight® is a leading provider of analytics, data management, and performance management solutions, offering a complete portfolio of capabilities ranging from data integration and modeling to sophisticated reporting, analytics, and dashboards. The company is a seven-time Best in KLAS winner in healthcare business intelligence and analytics, most recently ranking #1 in 2020. Founded in 1989, Dimensional Insight has thousands of customer organizations worldwide. Dimensional Insight consistently ranks as a top performing analytics organization by customers and industry analysts in its core market segments including healthcare, manufacturing, and beverage alcohol. For more information, please visit https://www.dimins.com/.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology,U.S

Upfluence Software Revolutionizes How Brands Connect with Organic Influencers with Its New One-of-a-Kind Live Capture Identification Tool.

Upfluence Software announced today the release of its new Live Capture tool that identifies high-value brand ambassadors thereby transforming the way brands locate organic influencers. The all-in-one SaaS firm that helps brands and agencies identify, contact, manage and analyze their influencers at scale, launched Live Capture to help companies enhance their marketing process through improved efficiency.

“For any brand, loyalty from your customers is a fundamental ingredient for success and ambassadors are an essential component of ensuring that process,” said Kevin Creusy, Co-CEO at Upfluence Inc. “Your customers are your strongest advocates and receiving a referral is often seen as an organic byproduct of a company’s success. Live Capture produces the data businesses need to make an informed decision when locating high-value ambassadors - why leave it to chance?”

When a customer visits a website, Live Capture launches a popup that lets brands easily collect and view a customer’s statistics. The information collected is then reviewed by the brand for all key data points which would identify and activate the visitor as a high-value brand ambassador.

Live Capture benefits brands with its one-of-a-kind, 4-step process as follows:

1. Using a 1-click customizable popup and checkout field components, Live Capture gathers social data from your website’s visitors.
2. Upfluence then analyzes all newly captured data, including consumer social metrics, and presents the most relevant ambassadors for your brand.
3. In just one click, the selected ambassador can be activated with Upfluence's Influencer Relationship Management tool.
4. Since Live Capture easily integrates with existing affiliate tools and CMS, including Shopify, Magneto, Refersion, Affiliate, Impact, Outlook, Gmail, and Google Tag Manager, users can effortlessly review and track customer purchase history and promotion codes. Live Capture provides brands with analysis to activation as well as complete ROI management in one platform.

Visit https://www.upfluence.com/ to learn more.
Download all visual assets here.

About Upfluence
Driven by data and characterized by its cutting-edge design, Upfluence Software is an all-in-one SaaS that allows brands and agencies to identify, contact, manage, and analyze their influencers and organic ambassadors at scale. Since 2016, Upfluence has shown stable double-digit monthly revenue growth, added 60 new team members, and served over 1,000 clients worldwide including Saatchi & Saatchi, Nestlé, and more.

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Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) to Hold “DevOps & Agile: Doing them Right” Virtual Panel Discussion for Financial Technology and Business Professionals

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®), a not-for-profit organization that provides financial technology and business professionals a forum to learn from and connect with each other, will host a virtual panel discussion on “DevOps & Agile: Doing them Right” on May 5, 2020. Panelists include representatives from financial services and Panel Sponsors: Nutanix and OutSystems. Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research will provide industry perspectives and moderate the discussion. For more information, please visit: https://www.wsta.org/events/event/devops-and-agile-doing-them-right/

“Implementing DevOps and Agile can improve agility, reduce costs, enhance cybersecurity, and delight customers—but only if you do them correctly,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO of Nemertes Research and WSTA Content Committee Chair. “The key is to know what ‘correctly’ means in terms of practices and strategies.”

Panel Discussion Overview
The move to DevOps and Agile software development processes is over a decade old, and companies have reaped much-publicized real-world benefits from the transition.

However, there have also been some less-publicized disasters.

Companies have moved so quickly that they’ve inadvertently opened up gaping cybersecurity vulnerabilities or failed to maintain control over the challenges posed by complexity, geographic sprawl, or lack of global knowledge.

This panel session includes seasoned veterans of the DevOps world, both users and technology providers. We’ll discuss:

  • Technology evolution and futures. Which DevOps tools and technologies have become obsolete? Which are emerging? And how should practitioners choose among them?
  • Cybersecurity best practices and DevSecOps. How do we keep initiatives both agile and secure?
  • DevOps, the cloud, and enterprise infrastructure. Most organizations have moved to cloud-first DevOps development. But how does that affect enterprise infrastructure? What should practitioners think about when it comes to infrastructure for DevOps, including networking, computational, and storage resources?
  • Best practices and lessons learned. What does our team of experts wish they’d known when they started? What best practices do they recommend our WSTA peers follow as they proceed along the DevOps journey?

 

About the Wall Street Technology Association
The WSTA facilitates virtual and in-person educational and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances in areas such as Cybersecurity, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Management, Cloud, Blockchain, Digital, Architecture, etc. and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.

The WSTA hosts virtual and in-person seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, and social events. These events offer many opportunities to keep informed about leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s educational Digital News provides additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including webinars, white papers, blogs, videos, and information about other industry events.

Nemertes Research is a global research-based advisory and consulting firm that analyzes the business value of emerging technologies. Since 2002, we have provided strategic recommendations based on data-driven operational and business metrics to help organizations deliver successful technology transformation to employees and customers. Simply put: Nemertes’ better data helps clients make better decisions. http://www.nemertes.com

Posted in: Business,Non Profit,Technology,U.S

The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that NYU Langone Hospitals and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined the organization’s growing membership in its RSS Sponsorship Alliance, along with the Hermitage Medical Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, marking the first international medical center to join the alliance.

As the professional organization for industry standards, scientific methods and clinical advancements in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), the RSS welcomes sponsoring organizations as partners. The RSS Sponsorship Alliance champions the evolution of science and research clinical practices, patient safety and efficacy, technological innovations and global adoption of SRS/SBRT techniques. Sponsors join the ranks of highly respected institutions, organizations, societies and corporations to support successful advancements in the field.

“By bringing together individuals, institutions, organizations and the systems’ developers, we’re able to create an intellectually, scientifically and technologically rich environment for collaboration. We firmly believe active collaboration is critical to advance the treatment techniques, patient care, safety standards, and the exchange of innovative ideas and experience,” said Kristine Gagliardi, RSS Founding Partner and Head of Strategic Development and Business Relations.

Through the RSS Sponsorship Alliance these members receive opportunities for collaboration and research through participation in the RSSearch® Patient Registry and Clinical Research Committee, along with access to educational resources and online communities. The RSS offers opportunities for Continuing Education for their institution, such as live and recorded webinars, clinical/advisory committees, RSS Residents Program and mentoring opportunities.

“Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health was an early adopter of SBRT, recognizing the important role it could play in improving patient care and helping to pave the way for its broader adoption. We are proud to become a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and look forward to additional opportunities to collaborate, share knowledge and information, and advance the science and practice of SRS and SBRT,” said Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD., Anita and Joseph Steckler Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center and Jonathan A. Haas, M.D., Chairman, Perlmutter Cancer Center Radiation Oncology at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.

“For nearly 80 years, MD Anderson has worked to eliminate cancer by pioneering medical advances and remaining at the forefront of innovative therapies, so we are pleased to join the RSS Sponsorship Alliance to continue supporting the advancement of SRS and SBRT as critical elements of cutting-edge cancer care,” said Albert Koong, M.D., Division Head and Department Chair, Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson.

“On behalf of Hermitage Medical Clinic, we are very excited to become the first internationally based Medical Center Sponsor of the RSS. This partnership allows us access into a wide body of international experts in the field of SRS where potentially difficult cases can be discussed prior to treatment. We are keen to contribute to the RSSearch® Patient Registry and collaborate with others to facilitate research papers specific to SRS. The RSS partnership provides us the best possible access to experts in the field of SRS/SBRT,” said Daniel Rawluk, M.D.

Current Academic/Medical Center sponsors include Geisinger, Henry Ford Health System, Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY, Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine.

As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide exposure, gain access to a plethora of educational opportunities including SRS/SBRT focused white papers, clinical research program meeting participation, online continuing education programs, and technology/company specific webinars hosted by the RSS.

The RSS Sponsorship Alliance features three types of sponsors – Academic/Medical Center, Corporate/Manufacturer and Network Affiliates – with benefits tailored to each. Current corporate and network sponsors include Accuray, Elekta, Masep, Varian, ViewRay and Zap Surgical Systems. PetCure Oncology is the RSS’s inaugural Network Affiliate sponsor.

More information on the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and its associated benefits can be found at https://therss.org/workwithus. Organizations interested in joining the RSS as a Sponsorship Alliance member should contact sponsorship@therss.org.

About The Radiosurgery Society®


The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming (501c6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 600 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine,Technology,U.S

Grapevine Offers HR Firms And HR Consultants An Invaluable Tool For 360 Degree Employee Evaluations

360 Degree Feedback Assessments are quickly becoming the new standard for HR Firms and HR Consultants, and Grapevine has developed 360 Evaluation Software that can be customized to effectively measure employee performance across a wide range of business industries.

HR Firms and HR Consultants value the data and information gathered by 360 Evaluations because it is reliable, offering an actual measure of employee performance from a range of perspectives. 360 Degree Feedback assessments can increase employee retention, build a positive company culture, offer a direct path to performance and productivity improvements, and empower both employees and leaders. The benefits of 360 Degree Assessments are wide-ranging and can completely transform a company or organization.

360 Employee Evaluations can feel like a Herculean task to implement and manage because of the volume of information and data involved. Grapevine understands the pain points HR Firms and HR Consultants, and their 360 Evaluation Tools for HR Firms specifically addresses these issues. The tool streamlines the entire assessment process and facilitates implementation, from the development and distribution of surveys to data collection and reporting. As a web-based tool, the status of surveys, the assessment progress and preliminary results can be viewed in real-time, giving HR Consultants the ability to follow-up where needed and easily meet timelines.

Everything about Grapevine’s Performance Evaluation Tool for HR Firms can be customized to the company at hand. The survey itself can be fully branded, and survey questions can be chosen from templates, or created from scratch in order to match company goals and processes relevant to the assessment. Assessment Reports can be automated, and tailored for their audience; employees can receive in-depth analysis reports of their assessment, while executives receive a high-level summary report of the business as a whole. With translation abilities integrated, Grapevine’s 360 Degree Feedback Tool is especially valuable to multi-national and international companies because employee evaluations can be centralized, and a comprehensive analysis of the entire company conducted.

More About Grapevine Evaluations:


Grapevine Evaluations is a web-based software solution for performing employee evaluations of any size, at any level. Grapevine has been serving the HR industry for over 15 years; whether it is a 360-degree feedback survey, employee assessment or multi-rater feedback survey, Grapevine has a cost-effective solution for every employee evaluation need. The Grapevine team is committed to their customers, providing excellent customer service, complete data security, and confidentiality.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

TD Madison Leads Successful Executive Recruitment Search for Midco Vice President of Technology

TD Madison, executive recruitment provider to the cable and broadband industry, congratulates Eyabane Patasse on his new position as Vice President of Technology at Midco, the Midwest's leading provider of network and technology services.

"It is a great honor to join the prestigious Midco team. The culture of excellence and commitment to client success played a key role in my decision," said Patasse. "TD Madison's experience and industry knowledge made this match possible. From first contact through on-boarding, the communication and support from both TD Madison and Midco have exceeded my expectations!”

TD Madison led the executive search and recruitment program, identifying Patasse as the standout candidate amidst intense competition for a leadership role that will influence the future of cable and broadband in five states. Midco serves more than 385,000 residences and businesses in urban and rural locations across Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

"We're excited to welcome Eyabane to Midco, bringing his enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge and experience to our technology team," said Jonathan Pederson, CTO for Midco. "Eyabane will play a key role in the planning and execution of our progressive 10G strategy and home networking initiatives and will enable the rapid and thoughtful adoption of new technology-based products that will be essential to connect our customers to the future. TD Madison & Associates was instrumental in the search and recruitment of Midco's VP of Technology and the alignment of candidate capabilities and characteristics to our goals and culture. As Midco moves forward and continues to build our talented team, we hope to be able to call upon our great experience with Dean Madison."

As Vice President of Technology, Eyabane Patasse joins Midco's Executive Leadership Team. In collaboration with the senior leadership team, product teams and IT leadership, Eyabane Patasse will develop and implement Midco's new and emerging technology strategy, with responsibility for the integration and adoption of technologies that further the company's strategic, organizational, financial and customer service aims.

"We're thrilled to have connected Midco with a candidate of Eyabane Patasse's caliber and to offer Eyabane our congratulations as he begins his new role. He brings immense experience in leadership and innovation in fields that span wired and wireless networking, IoT and the smart city, and solution development for enterprise and municipal organizations," said Dean Madison, CEO of TD Madison.

Before joining Midco, Patasse was the Director of Wireless Innovation at Spectrum Mobile where he led OSS/BSS architecture and integration efforts for legacy and emerging platforms, conducted wireless technology strategic solutions trials and built a partner ecosystem focused on strategic business models and vertical specifications. Before becoming Director of Wireless, Patasse held other leadership roles at Spectrum, including Director of Enterprise Product Development, building on his earlier experience in engineering and management roles at iCore Networks and Genband (now part of Cisco).

TD Madison is a life-cycle executive recruitment agency working with clients in the cable and broadband industry. With its unique seven-step recruitment process, TD Madison has placed senior executives in leadership roles across the U.S. with a focus on the strategic recruitment of executives with unmatched technical expertise and leadership excellence. TD Madison's combination of industry knowledge and evidence-based assessments helps clients like Midco to identify and recruit the ideal candidate for C-suite, VP, and Director-level positions.

About TD Madison

TD Madison and Associates works with clients across the cable and broadband industry, providing executive recruitment, training, and staff augmentation to businesses ranging from emerging growth firms to Fortune 500 companies. With over three decades of experience, TD Madison finds exceptional leaders for exceptional companies. To learn more, visit: http://www.tdmadison.com

Posted in: Business,Technology,Telecom,U.S

American Exchange Group Partners with L.O.L. Surprise!™ on Exclusive Prints for the PlayZoom Smartwatch for Kids

The iTOUCH PlayZoom is a children’s smartwatch that displays special edition prints of various L.O.L. Surprise! characters including Diva, MC Swag, Queen Bee, Eva Rocker, Splatters and Neon Q.T. as well as L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G.™ characters including but not limited to Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Swag, Leopard Neonlicious and Rainbow Neonlicious. This smartwatch for kids includes fun learning games, a swivel camera for photos and videos including creative photo effects and custom L.O.L. Surprise! and L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. backgrounds, while interactively encouraging children to grow and develop independence with an alarm clock, stopwatch, timer and voice recorder features. The iTOUCH PlayZoom allows kids to be engaged and safe without the use of GPS tracking or data connection; making it perfect for children ages four and older.

The collection has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of and is available at retailers nationwide including Walmart, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Kohl’s with stock lists rapidly growing.

About American Exchange Group
American Exchange Group is an industry leader in accessories design and manufacturing.

By facilitating distribution to major retailers worldwide for custom private label brands, exclusive licensed brands, and branded accessories including watches, wearable technology, jewelry, footwear, and handbags, American Exchange Group raises the bar by disrupting status quo pricing while staying at the forefront of trends.

About iTOUCH Wearables


iTOUCH Wearables is an affordable lifestyle tech brand that produces smartwatches, fitness trackers, kids smartwatches, portable speakers, earpods, and fashion-forward tech accessories. To learn more about iTOUCH Wearables, please visit http://www.itouchwearables.com and follow on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Pinterest and follow our PlayZoom brand on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Pinterest.

About MGA Entertainment


MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Chatsworth, California, creates innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as L.O.L. Surprise™, Little Tikes®, Num Noms™, Poopsie Slime Surprise™, Bratz®, Rainbows in Pieces™, Na! Na! Na! Surprise™, Wreck Royale™, Baby Born Surprise™ and Zapf Creation®. Visit us at http://www.mgae.com.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology,U.S

Mobiquity and Mambu Partner to Offer Software as a Service Banking Capabilities to Global Financial Services Leaders

Mobiquity, a digital consultancy that designs and delivers compelling digital products and services for the world's leading brands, announced today a new partnership with Mambu, a true SaaS banking and lending platform that offers scalable, secure, cloud-native technology. Mobiquity has been strategically partnering with leading solution providers in the digital banking ecosystem to provide a complete suite of offerings for financial services institutions looking to embrace digital transformation. With this newest partnership, Mambo will allow Mobiquity to further advance its digital banking offer through delivering value propositions to financial services providers that create unique customer experiences and inspire agility and flexibility for the customers they serve.

Financial services providers are currently struggling with high cost-income ratios, which is increasing regulatory pressure and changing customer demands for technological innovation. To meet these demands, Mobiquity will help fintech players take advantage of Mambu’s SaaS banking technology to create efficient, innovative and legacy-free organizations. This is important because the future of digital banking will rely on agile solutions, like Mambu’s, that are cloud-native.

Traditionally, banks were built to last. But today, they need to be built with the ability to evolve. Composable banking helps with just that and is a new approach to banking technology that’s faster and more adaptable. Using this method, Mambu’s API-enabled architecture enables banks to plug in integrations for simple, streamlined and automated customer journeys. Through a single codebase in a SaaS model, Mambu can be, and is, updated frequently in a seamless way enabling constant evolution.

“Our partnership with Mambu allows us to extend our service offering to the core banking layer, next to our existing solutions, and serve our clients full circle on all layers,” said Paul van Dommelenn, Client Strategy Partner & Account Executive Financial Services EMEA at Mobiquity. “Furthermore, Mambu's reputation as the most successful next-generation core banking provider adds perfectly to our goal to accelerate and increase innovation in the financial services sector."

“Mobiquity delivers market-leading digital products and services used by millions of people daily, and we are very excited to expand our partnership with them. Through this partnership, we will bring to market innovative solutions that combine Mambu’s composable banking approach with Mobiquity's methodology and engineering capabilities. Our customers will benefit from elegant pure SaaS solutions enabling unique customer-centric experiences," commented Remco Dam, VP Channel & Alliances at Mambu.

Mambu’s pure SaaS platform with banking and lending capabilities has now been added to Mobiquity’s expanding network of partners enabling global projects to achieve better results.

 

About Mobiquity


Mobiquity is a digital consultancy that partners with the world's leading brands to design and deliver compelling digital products and services for their customers. Its approach balances human needs with usefully applied technology, unbound creativity with research and analytics, and agile development with strict engineering and security standards. Mobiquity's end-to-end services consider every dimension of a digital business from marketing to IT, providing strategy, experience design, product engineering, cloud services and analytics. Mobiquity has extensive experience in creating new greenfield digital banks and new labels for our Fintech and incumbent banking clients. Based on this experience, Mobiquity has set up and defined general designs, frameworks, workflows and building blocks that accelerate the setup of a new bank, ensure a short time to market and make use of proven best practices.
To learn more, visit https://mobiquity.com.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Olive, the Cloud-based Mobile Friendly Case Management Software for Public Health and Social Services, Has Launched.

Olive App, LLC today announced the launch of Olive, a cloud-based case management system designed for public health and social services. Whether they work as independent contractors or are part of a large public health or social services agency, with Olive, case managers can develop electronic care plans, monitor clients, and complete all case documentation without resorting to paper notes or returning to the office to file documents. This lets case managers provide a higher level of service, while enabling them to care for more clients in the field.

The Olive care plan app makes it easy for case managers to:

  • Identify client needs based upon specific assessment criteria that’s customizable per organizations needs (public health, social work, vocation services and more)
  • Evaluate outcomes and service effectiveness while maintaining compliance with intelligent reporting
  • Complete audit compliance with input validation, duplicate data entry prevention, audit logs, access control and more
  • Audit compliance will significantly decrease chargebacks from state agencies resulting in more funds available to increase staff or other beneficial programs
  • Worry-free billing because Olive ensures 100% compliance
  • Access full-featured Tuberculosis monitoring and tracking built in
  • Set client appointments, events, and reminders with friendly reminders
  • Track follow-up visits and receive alerts via email and website notifications
  • Track work times and verify case manager workloads
  • Utilize modern software architecture designed for speed, scalability and longevity running on Microsoft Azure
  • Secure API for consumption by all modern EHRs and services

 

“Olive is truly liberating to staff that spend too much time writing handwritten notes in the home and then traveling back to the office to document,” said Sandra Copley, former Maternal Child and Adolescent Health director and Field Nursing manager for Santa Barbara County. “This technology is reflective of what we do in public health, enabling public health professionals to be more available and present for their patients as well as including the necessary components for reimbursement and for documenting vital data and outcome measures.”

“Having worked in public health administration for over 25 years, I know that what nurses and social workers want to do more than anything is take care of their clients,” said Nancy Leidelmeijer, creator and co-founder of Olive. “Our goal with Olive has always been to make the documentation part of their jobs easy and seamless, so the one-on-one time spent with clients is maximized.”

“Having built several case management systems over the years has taught me a lot about what users want and need,” added Todd Mueller, head of engineering and co-founder of Olive. “Case managers first and foremost need a simple, easy-to-use system that helps them be more efficient. While management needs the reassurance of a system that is compliant to prevent state chargebacks that result in lost funds for the agency. Finally, the internal IT team needs reassurance the system is secure, reliable and can perform under load. With Olive, we have addressed all three of these concerns and continue to improve the system daily based on user feedback and technology advancements.”.

 

About Olive App, LLC


Olive App, LLC is the developer of Olive, a cloud-based case management software that lets case managers spend less time on paperwork and more time with their clients. Olive lets case managers provide a higher quality of service to their clients while enabling them to care for more clients while in the field. To learn more and schedule a complimentary demo of Olive, visit oliveapp.co.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

TrustRadius Announces Top Rated Software Across 50 Categories, Including Accounting and Budgeting, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and E-commerce.

TrustRadius, the most trusted customer voice, and insights platform, today awarded 2020 Top Rated Badges in 50 categories spanning business, data, and people software. Top Rated awards bring transparency to the market by choosing winners based on validated customer ratings and reviews.

Top Rated awards are unique in the software industry because they're determined by the innovative trScore algorithm in addition to the recency and relevancy of reviews. These three criteria make the Top Rated awards a true voice of the market.

The 46 categories with winners announced today are Accounting & Budgeting Software, Applicant Tracking Appointment Scheduling Systems (ATS), Business Intelligence (BI) Tools, Business Process, Management (BPM) Tools, Call Center Workforce Optimization, Collaboration Tools, Community Platforms, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Construction Software, Contact Center Software, Corporate Learning Management Systems, Construction Software, Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Software, Customer Success Software, Data Science, Data Discovery and Visualization, Diagramming, Document Management, Ecommerce Platforms, Electronic Signature, Employee Performance Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software, Expense Management, HR Management Software, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Nonprofit CRM Software, Nonprofit Fundraising, Office Suites, Operating Systems, Payment Gateway, Payroll Software, Point of Sale, Procurement, Project Management Software, Project Portfolio Management, Prototyping, Student Management, Recurring Billing, Talent Management Software, Tax Compliance, Time Tracking Software, Video Conferencing, Website Hosting, Workforce Analytics, and Workforce Management Software.

“Reviews are now a critical way to connect with business technology buyers,” said TrustRadius CEO Vinay Bhagat. “Demand generation depends on reaching in-market buyers, and review sites are the best way to reach them as well as providing targeted intent signals. Reputation management is also important as analysts lose influence to review sites. Our Top Rated program gives customer-powered vendors the recognition they deserve and help technology buyers make important choices more easily.”

TrustRadius will issue Top Rated awards in future categories on May 20th, and June 24th of this year and extend the awards program throughout 2020 in order to cover TrustRadius’ ever-expanding taxonomy of product categories and functionality.

 

About TrustRadius


TrustRadius is the customer voice and insights platform that helps tech buyers make great decisions and helps technology vendors acquire and retain great customers. Each month, over half a million B2B technology buyers use over 222,000 verified reviews and ratings on TrustRadius.com to make informed purchasing decisions. Headquartered in Austin, TX, TrustRadius was founded by successful entrepreneurs and is backed by Next Coast Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and LiveOak Venture Partners.

For more information, visit http://www.trustradius.com.

Contacts
TrustRadius
Russ Somers, 512-961-7777
russ.somers@trustradius.com

Posted in: Business,Technology,U.S

Kongsberg Geospatial Selected for Ohio UTM Drone Project Team

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial technology was selected as part of the project team which recently secured a .4M contract with the Ohio Federal Network (OFRN) to lead the development of a contingency management platform (CMP) for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) drone operations.

The project, called “Interoperability, Resiliency and Contingency Management” for Ohio UAS Operations is one of six projects awarded in round four of OFRN’s Sustaining Ohio Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation Next Generation (SOARING) initiative. The collaborative effort brings together private companies, including prime contractor CAL Analytics, ResilienX, TruWeather Solutions, and Kongsberg Geospatial, with higher education partners - Kent State University, and The Ohio State University.

OFRN is a program of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation, and has the mission to stimulate Ohio’s innovation economy through job and product creation by building statewide collaborations between university researchers, Ohio-based federal laboratories and businesses. OFRN’s SOARING initiative leverages funding from Ohio’s unique aerospace assets in overcoming critical technical barriers and business challenges to enable more widespread adoption of UAS into the national airspace.

As the prime contractor, CAL Analytics will lead system integration on the ground in Ohio, deploying the CMP to two customers: the Ohio Department of Transportation in Columbus, and the Air Force Research Lab in Springfield.

“We are really excited about this project, as it will start layering in some of the safety measures and procedures that are critical to operationalize routine UAS operations,” said Sean Calhoun, managing director of CAL Analytics and project lead. “We think this project will put a nice spotlight on Ohio and all the great UAS development work that is happening here.”

Geospatial software company, Kongsberg Geospatial, will contribute IRIS UxS: a real-time airspace visualization system for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) mission management that allows a single operator to manage multiple aircraft. The system combines live data and live weather from a variety of sensors to create a real-time picture of the airspace where UAS are being operated.

“For the past few years, we’ve been working on improving safety for BVLOS UAS missions through the development of IRIS UxS,” said Company Vice President, Paige Cutland. “The IRIS system is now actively deployed for a variety of long-range mission applications including drone delivery, pipeline inspection and emergency airspace operations.”

The project is a few weeks into the 18-month period of performance and is expected to wrap up during the summer of 2021 with final demonstrations to take place in both Springfield and Columbus, Ohio.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

The Executive Women’s Forum announces its 18th Annual Conference and Women of Influence Awards

The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Conference “Empowering Women In Cybersecurity, Risk And Privacy: Enhancing Business Resilience And Trust,” that will take place October 20-22, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ. The Women of Influence Awards (WOI), sponsored by Accenture and Avanade, is accepting nominations until July 31, 2020. The WOI recognizes women for their professional success, community involvement, and leadership roles in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy.

The EWF Conference is an exclusive opportunity to personally interact with more than 500 global thought leaders in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy. During this 3-day event, attendees learn from the most accomplished and influential women in our field and collaborate on round-table exercises, incident simulations, and deep dives. Gaining exposure to new ideas and approaches, developing best practices, and building trusted relationships with the best and the brightest is an excellent and abundant return on investment. Learn more about our Conference by visiting http://conference.ewf-usa.com/.

“Especially during these unprecedented times, supporting and empowering women is both vital and timeless,” said Lynn Terwoerds, EWF Executive Director. “Our Conference and the WOI awards help further that mission.”

The Women of Influence Awards honor five women for their accomplishments and leadership roles in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy. These awards recognize women in 5 categories: Private Solutions Provider (Managing externally, Security vendors and providing services externally), Corporate Practitioner (Managing internally), Public Sector or Academia, One to Watch (Less than 10 yrs. industry experience), and new to 2020 - Executive of the Year (20+ yrs. industry experience.) Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges from nominations submitted by the nominee's peers and will be announced in August 2020. Winners will be presented during an awards ceremony at the 2020 EWF Conference. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020. To see the full descriptions of the awards and to nominate someone visit: http://www.ewf-usa.com/?page=WOIAwards.

COVID-19 Message:
The safety and security of our attendees always come first. We expect to hold our Conference as we always have but understand that this could change based on CDC and WHO guidance.

 

About the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy:


Founded in 2002, the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization dedicated to engaging, advancing and developing women leaders in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk & Compliance and Privacy. The EWF serves emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in our field by facilitating programs and events throughout the year, including an Annual Conference, regional meetings, leadership development, and mentorship programs as well as interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information, visit http://www.ewf-usa.com.

Posted in: Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

The Trade Group Earns Accolades as a Winner of EXHIBITOR’s 34th Annual Exhibit Design Awards

The Trade Group, an award-winning, event marketing and experiential design firm, is pleased to announce that the company, in collaboration with clients Facebook Gaming and Google Stadia, has been recognized by EXHIBITOR Magazine as an award winner in two categories for the 34th Annual Exhibit Design Awards (AEDA). The awards program welcomed entrants in multiple categories for exhibit designs debuting between October 9, 2018 and October 9, 2019.

According to Malcolm Gilvar, Executive Vice President of Sales at The Trade Group, “Creative exhibit design has always been a key driving force in our business. It is indeed an honor to be recognized by EXHIBITOR Magazine in two categories this year for our collaborations with two gaming and technology giants.”

The Trade Group received a Bronze Award for its design and fabrication work in the Island Exhibit category for its collaboration with Facebook Gaming for the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show. The 50’x80’ island exhibit with a double deck included distinct spaces for its associated brands, including Oculus. The exhibit also featured a large content stage, meeting rooms, lounge area and live streaming pods.

In the Excellent Element category, The Trade Group earned Honorable Mention accolades for its collaboration with Google Stadia at gamescom 2019. The event marked Google Stadia’s debut as a new IP in the gaming world. The activation was recognized for the 79’x84’ exhibit’s custom three-story, glass elevator and tubular slide with a green screen interactive photo experience that was conceived to emulate the platform’s goal to “elevate the experience” of gaming.

This isn’t the first time that The Trade Group has been recognized by EXHIBITOR for exhibit design excellence. Along with past AEDA wins for gaming clients Wargaming and Firefall, as well as a Corporate Event Award for Riot Games: Riftwalk, The Trade Group has been recognized with numerous EXHIBITOR Portable Modular Awards for clients in a variety of industries.

“Everything we do is inspired by our clients and the goals and challenges they bring to us. Exhibit design is truly a collaborative process, and we’re honored to be chosen by such esteemed clients to help bring their creative dreams to life at trade shows, gaming expos, corporate events and other branded experiences,” says Gilvar.

To learn more about The Trade Group’s event marketing and experiential design solutions for live events, please call 800-343-2005 or visit http://www.tradegroup.com for ideas and inspiration.

ABOUT THE TRADE GROUP:


The Trade Group is an award-winning, full-service event marketing and creative design firm, specializing in trade shows, esports events and activations, corporate events, brand activations, retail merchandising, commercial graphics and experiential solutions. Since 1986, the company’s team of live event, design and engineering experts has helped thousands of clients amplify their brands and successfully navigate a wide range of events and experiences. Clients rely on The Trade Group for: event ideation, creation and production; esports expertise; exhibit design and fabrication; graphic design and production; strategic marketing solutions; technology integration and more.

Press Contact:
Becca Richardson
Marketing Manager
The Trade Group
214-343-2000
brichardson@tradegroup.com

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Marketing & Sales,Services,Technology,U.S

L-com Releases New Embedded PCB Antennas with IPEX Connectors

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that they have released a series of embedded PCB antennas designed to integrate into self-contained wireless equipment developed by many OEMs and ODMs.

L-com’s new embedded PCB antennas are designed to directly integrate with numerous types of devices that require wireless capabilities. By embedding these PCB antennas directly into a device, the need for an external antenna is eliminated, saving money, time and valuable space.

All 12 antennas in this new line feature popular IPEX-style connectors terminated to 1.13 coax cable, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 2.4/5 GHz, 700/2700 MHz and 824-960/1710-1990 MHz frequency options with gain ranging from 0 to 3 dBi.

“These new embedded PCB antennas were developed to address a wide range of applications including WiFi, cellular, IMS and IoT where just about any device that requires wireless connectivity can benefit. These antennas offer both integration and seamless wireless connectivity,” said Mark Miller, Product Line Manager.

L-com’s new embedded PCB antennas with IPEX connectors are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com:

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:

Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMe Cables, INC-Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology,U.S

CONCEPT Continuing Professional Studies at Palo Alto University Offers Online Learning for Summer Training Institute

CONCEPT Continuing Professional Studies at Palo Alto University (PAU) will host virtual workshops for its Summer Training Institute on Police and Public Safety Psychology due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of workshops for mental health and allied professionals allows participants to receive specialty training on police and public safety psychology topics from the safety and convenience of their own homes while earning live continuing education credit. All workshops will be held virtually—online in real-time—June 15-19, 2020.

Summer Training Institute is an annual workshop series offering continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists, clinical social workers and counselors. Workshops are led by internationally renowned experts in their fields. The 2020 series offers online professional training focused on police and public safety psychology and is ideal for mental health professionals who seek board certification in this discipline or want to add it as a specialty to their practice. Participants will learn about evidence-based practices in police and public safety psychology that demonstrate useful research outcomes and real-world applications.

Example courses include Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for DutyEthical Dilemmas and Complex Relationships in Police & Public Safety Psychology and Wellness Resiliency and Suicide Prevention Practices in Police and Public Safety Psychology. Participants can select as few as one and up to five professional online day-long training workshops, which are approved for continuing education credit by NBCC, CPA, APA and ASWB.

"Our Summer Training Institute is a rewarding opportunity for mental health professionals," said Patricia Zapf, Vice President of CONCEPT Continuing and Professional Studies at Palo Alto University, "and we're grateful for the expert lineup we have planned for this year's workshop series in conjunction with the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology."

The online training format ensures that professionals can receive the CE units they need to maintain licensure despite the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will receive live CE credit and will be able to communicate in real-time with presenters and other participants by using their cameras and microphones to share questions or comments.

Mental health professionals interested in attending the Summer Training Institute are encouraged to sign up online at concept.paloaltou.edu or call 650-433-3899 for more information. Prospective participants may also mail inquiries to CONCEPT Continuing and Professional Studies at Palo Alto University, 1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, Calif. 94304.

CONCEPT Continuing and Professional Studies at Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, Calif. provides mental health professionals with continuing education opportunities that help them increase their skills, deepen their knowledge and gain practical experience to advance their careers. Professional training programs are offered for individuals and groups in a number of convenient formats, and classes can be taken individually or bundled for specialization or board certification.

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Slone Partners Places Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., FCAP, as Chief Medical Officer at OmniSeq

Slone Partners, a nationwide executive search firm for life sciences and diagnostics companies, has announced the placement of Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., FCAP, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of OmniSeq®. Dr. Klein will support OmniSeq in its continued development of innovative products that help oncologists identify the best precision medicine options for their patients.

“Dr. Klein is a highly accomplished leader in the innovative fields of molecular pathology, oncology and precision medicine,” said Slone Partners President Tara Kochis-Stach. “He will be a tremendously valuable addition to OmniSeq’s executive team.”

Dr. Klein joins OmniSeq with nearly 30-years of experience in the medical industry and a distinguished career in molecular pathology. He previously held leadership roles in molecular pathology at Cleveland Clinic, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Klein received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University and completed post-graduate medical education at Yale University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. In addition, he has a law degree from Yale Law School.

“I am thrilled to be joining OmniSeq at an exciting time for cancer diagnostics and precision medicine at a pivotal juncture for the company,” said Dr. Klein. “I look forward to working with OmniSeq's outstanding and talented team and am dedicated to supporting the organization in its mission to advance precision medicine and improve patient outcomes.”

Founded in 2015, OmniSeq is a commercial, CAP-accredited, CLIA and New York State CLEP-licensed clinical laboratory in Buffalo, New York. The company utilizes next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies through New York State CLEP-approved comprehensive molecular profiling and offers a wide variety of pharmaceutical services to assist in drug development.

Margot Schoenborn, CEO of OmniSeq, remarked, “As our new clinical affairs leader, Dr. Klein will play a critical role in educating oncologists, pathologists and other clinicians on how to leverage molecular information to improve clinical decision-making and therapeutic selection for patients with advanced cancers. He brings insights into treating providers' needs that will help drive our clinical evidence development initiatives.”

 

ABOUT SLONE PARTNERS


Slone Partners delivers the leaders who build amazing scientific healthcare organizations – People Are Our Science®. Since 2000, Slone Partners specializes in delivering world-class C-suite leadership, executive, and upper management talent to the most promising and established life sciences, diagnostics, precision medicine, CRO, and laboratory services companies. With coast-to-coast presence in the most active healthcare industry hubs of Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, Research Triangle Park NC, New York, and Washington DC, Slone Partners uniquely and precisely provides an array of executive search and advisory services to innovative scientific healthcare companies. To learn more about Slone Partners’ value proposition and processes, visit http://www.slonepartners.com or call 888.784.3422.

 

ABOUT OMNISEQ


OmniSeq, an innovation of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, is a molecular diagnostic laboratory based in Buffalo, New York. OmniSeq endeavors to find the right drug or the right trial for every patient by improving access to better cancer treatment options through genomic and immune profiling. OmniSeq offers three NGS-based assays: OmniSeq MSI NGS®, OmniSeq Advance®, and OmniSeq Comprehensive®. For more information about OmniSeq’s clinical products or pharmaceutical services, or to speak with an OmniSeq CARES® specialist, call +1-800-781-1259 or visit http://www.omniseq.com.

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine,Technology,U.S

CAL Business Solutions Joins ERPVAR’s Exclusive Network of Acumatica Partners

ERPVAR.com announces a strategic partnership with CAL Business Solutions, a leading provider of Acumatica Cloud ERP software. The ERPVAR directory for Acumatica partners highlights CAL Business Solutions offerings.

Established in 1982, CAL Business Solutions is an accounting and business management software solution provider based in Harwinton, CT. In 2016, after decades of selling Microsoft Dynamics GP, CAL Business Solutions joined the Acumatica partner program to meet the changing needs of their client base and business community looking for a modern cloud solution. The company even moved its internal systems over to Acumatica to truly immerse themselves in the product experience. Small to medium-sized companies rely on CAL Business Solutions for their long history and expertise in leveraging technology to automate critical business processes. CAL Business Solutions leads Acumatica partners with unique expertise implementing solutions to manage the unique needs in distribution, manufacturing, professional services, nonprofit, print shops, and other industries.

 

About CAL Business Solutions


Since 1982, CAL Business Solutions has been delivering ERP systems that enable small and midsized businesses to perform at their best. Located in Harwinton, Connecticut, CAL Business Solutions provides software and consulting services including deployment, customization, upgrades, training, and support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica.

Get more info at http://www.calszone.com. Connect with CAL Business Solutions at LinkedInTwitter or visit our blog.

 

About ERPVAR


Established in 2012 and headquartered in Orange County, CA, ERPVAR represents the collective expertise of Acumatica, Sage 100cloud, Sage 300cloud, Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP, NetSuite and QuickBooks Enterprise third-party developers combined with the expertise of local implementation ERP consultants. These local ERP consultants provide end-users with a thorough needs analysis to determine which ERP software functionality is required to address their unique needs. If a business process assessment is required, the local channel partner is enlisted to provide a comprehensive examination with end-user company departments to ensure the correct ERP software is selected, implemented and the staff is properly trained. For more information, please visit https://www.erpvar.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

McLeod Software Announces New Digital Freight Matching Web Service for PowerBroker®

Today McLeod Software introduced a new Digital Freight Matching (DFM) web service API for its PowerBroker® TMS product. This web service allows McLeod customers to integrate 3rd party providers of available freight and capacity matching solutions into their brokerage operations. The newly published API web service for Digital Freight Matching in PowerBroker gives companies with freight and capacity matching services or products the ability to write and test their own integration solutions for PowerBroker.

McLeod’s PowerBroker already supports direct integration with several DFM products in the marketplace that allow their customers to take advantage of the business process automation that these companies provide.

The new DFM web service API provides a connection from the 3rd party DFM solution directly to the McLeod PowerBroker application though a secure and configurable set of web service end points specifically designed for freight matching functions.

These service endpoints give vendors the ability to receive notifications on newly added or updated available shipments, to validate the qualification status of a given carrier based on PowerBroker’s business rules, to send capacity information on available equipment in a given area, to “cover” the load with a qualified carrier that will trigger an automated carrier rate confirmation, and to send a counteroffer on behalf of a qualified carrier for an available load.

“The release of this service achieves two primary goals,” said Robert Brothers, Vice President of Product Development, “The first is to provide the greatest flexibility for our PowerBroker customers to choose the 3rd party freight matching solutions that help their business be more efficient in locating and transacting with capacity matching solutions. Secondly, we designed this to give control of security and shared data elements to our customers, the PowerBroker system user. Sometimes the external service interfaces available in the market do not allow a brokerage company to know or limit the amount of information that is shared outside their system. The McLeod DFM API changes that model, because the service is configurable with respect to the data that is retrieved by the external system supplier or service vendor.”

McLeod Software will have a certification program for vendors to become eligible to use and support the DFM service in PowerBroker. This will ease the burden of implementation and ensure proper usage of the service offering. The certification process will provide these integration partners with a sandbox environment that includes simulated data for development and testing.

Companies who offer DFM services and want more information on participating in the McLeod Software DFM API certification program, or the licensing of this service, should email Partner@McLeodSoftware.com.

 

About McLeod Software


The companies who run McLeod Software are the transportation industry’s innovators. They consistently improve their customer service and operating ratios, attract and retain the best drivers, and automate their crucial business processes. Visit us at http://www.McLeodSoftware.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

L-com Launches New Category 6a, IP67-Rated, Outdoor, High-Flex Cable Assemblies

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of Cat6a, IP67 and outdoor-rated cable assemblies for use in harsh industrial environments.

L-com’s new TRG695AHF-series cables are designed for industrial and outdoor environments where ordinary patch cables would fail. These ultra high-flex cables utilize an outdoor-rated FR-TPE (flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer) jacket that is resistant to industrial oils and UV damage while maintaining a CMX flame rating. Double shielding along with L-com's shielded RJ45 connectors thwart EMI/RFI interference. These assemblies are available with either one or both ends having a shrouded IP67-rated, waterproof RJ45 plug that is compatible with L-com's TDG1026KS-C6A-DC-WPK or WP67-BHA-DC for a waterproof seal. Additionally, the WP67-RJ45-DC waterproof RJ45 plug kits are also available for customers who would like to build or repair their own assemblies.

“These new rugged Ethernet cable assemblies offer both extreme durability and the ability to support 10 Gig connectivity with a Category 6a rating. Designed for outdoor use, these new Industrial Ethernet cables are one of the toughest lines L-com offers off-the-shelf with same-day shipping,” said Dustin Guttaduaro, Product Line Manager.

L-com’s new Category 6a, IP67-rated, outdoor, high-flex cable assemblies are all in stock and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com:

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:

Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMe Cables, INC-Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Technology,U.S

StabiLens solves the biggest problem gimbal operators face – Rebalancing

StabiLens, based out of Potsdam, New York, has launched a brand-new website and ecommerce shop at stabilens.com. It offers customers the chance to learn about and order the Stabilens Gimbal Ring System -- A first of its kind camera attachment that allows gimbal operators to swap lenses without having to rebalance. The new site has been developed and designed by LAD Solutions, a Los Angeles-based online marketing agency.

The traditional gimbal workflow requires users to balance their gimbal with every new lens, eating up precious time while on a shoot. With StabiLens gimbal ring, gimbal operators only need to balance their gimbal once to their largest lens. Each smaller lens is then counterweighted to match that weight distribution. Now, lenses can be hot swapped on set without wasting time rebalancing. Because the counterbalancing is done before getting out in the field it saves valuable shoot time allowing camera operators to be more creative and efficient.

StabiLens Demo

“Gimbals are amazing tools. They give everyone the ability to shoot beautiful cinematic imagery, but they come with major drawbacks. I invented StabiLens because I didn’t want to have to rebalance every time I wanted to change lenses. I wanted my gear to work for me and not the other way around,” said Zac Miller filmmaker, inventor of, and CEO of StabiLens.

The new site details StabiLens’ offerings, two kits – a Starter kit for .99, which allows users to balance two lenses. It includes one ring, 10 tungsten alloy weights, 10 stainless steel weights, quick clamp, and a hard case; as well as the Cinematographer’s kit for 9.99, allowing users to balance three lenses. It boasts two rings, 20 tungsten alloy weights, 20 stainless steel weights, quick clamp, and a hard clamshell case. StabiLens also sells add on products such as additional rings, weight expansion packs and hard cases.

StabiLens can be customized to work with many setups. The ring itself can safely and easily fit over lenses between 58mm – 100mm. That will cover most mirrorless and DSLR lenses across every brand. It works with motorized gimbals as well as traditional balanced camera systems. Once balanced, lenses can be swapped as many times as needed without further rebalancing. This allows users to remove the StabiLens system at any time, say for instance if operators want to shoot on a tripod, and then reattach later when they go back to operating a gimbal.

About StabiLens:

Zac Miller invented the StabiLens Gimbal Ring. He began his career in 2005 getting his hands dirty on independent feature films in Boston. Since then Zac moved to LA and worked on Television shows, films, commercials, corporate videos, and web content for clients like CBS, ABC, 21st Century FOX, National Geographic, Diet Pepsi, HGTV, MTV and WGBH.

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Meller Optics' Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes Withstand Extreme Temperatures & Pressures

Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom fabricated sapphire optics that can withstand high temperatures and pressures, plus fast moving particles, making them ideal for aerospace applications.

Meller Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes feature Mohs 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, are chemically inert, impervious to water, fast moving dirt and sand, and can withstand temps. up to 1,000°C and pressures to 10,000 psi. Ideally suited for protecting cameras, detectors, sensors, and telescopes in outer space, they are offered in 3/8” to 4” dia. sizes and various wall thicknesses with ±0.001” tolerance.

Featuring up to 85% transmission from the UV to IR, Meller Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes can include A/R coatings for enhancing transmission to better than 99%. Surface finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig, flatness held to 0.5 fringes of HeNe, and parallelism from 20 to 2 arc/secs. can be provided, depending upon configuration.

Meller Sapphire Lenses, Windows, and Domes are priced according to configuration, size, and quantity.

For more information contact:

Meller Optics, Inc.
Steve Lydon, Marketing
120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
Providence, RI 02940
(800)     821-0180 FAX (401) 331-0519
e-mail: steve@melleroptics.com
http://www.melleroptics.com

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

Premium German Brand HALLHUBER Hones in on Time-to-Value with Centric PLM™

The home of unique ready-to-wear items, shoes and accessories for fashion-loving women in Germany has chosen Centric Software as a long-term PLM partner to eliminate non-value added tasks, prioritize more strategic product-related activities and transform operational efficiency, ensuring beautiful products arrive to market quickly and efficiently. Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

HALLHUBER GmbH was founded in Munich in 1977. At the time, the concept of young, trend-conscious brands was still scarce. Today, HALLHUBER is one of the most important vertical fashion brands for self-confident and sophisticated women in Germany, with an internationally connected design team producing up to 26 new collections every year. HALLHUBER sells its range in over 380 stores and sales areas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Benelux countries, Poland, Great Britain, and Ireland as well as its own online platforms in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. The company has consistently pursued its market position in the “Bridge-to-Premium” category over the past 40 years.

With a new collection every two weeks at HALLHUBER, the margin for production error is small in a retail world where there is a growing consumer demand to be on-trend and on-time. Felix Gross, Head of Project Management says an outdated PDM solution was creating internal inefficiencies and hindering the ability to make the strategic decisions required for fast-paced collections.

“We were mainly using spreadsheets, email and a very old-fashioned PDM. None of these systems spoke to each other, so there was a growing need to reevaluate and streamline our design processes in order to save time and minimize mistakes. We wanted to reduce the number of tools we were working with to just one. That’s where Centric stepped in.”

By incorporating information from previous collections, Centric PLM saves teams hours usually spent searching for crucial data. Increased visibility and efficiency at every stage of product development maximizes time to value, ensuring quantities and quality are on track to meet promised delivery and fulfillment commitments.

Commenting on Centric’s position as Fashion PLM market leader, Felix Gross says, “The single most important metric for us is time to value, ensuring that our teams spend more time on using their talents so we can explore new ideas and expand into new categories, while making smarter, more strategic product decisions. It’s transformational for us to build this partnership. Centric is constantly developing new product features and effective growth strategies we can benefit from.”

“We are very excited that HALLHUBER has chosen to partner with Centric,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We look forward to supporting their progress, designing and delivering beautiful products for an increasingly dynamic and competitive female fashion industry.”

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HALLHUBER (http://www.hallhuber.com)
HALLHUBER GmbH was founded in Munich in 1977 and is now one of the most important vertical fashion brands in Germany. HALLHUBER offers a unique selection of ready-to-wear items, accessories, bags and shoes to create individual looks. The design team is internationally connected and, with great attention to detail, designs up to 25 collections that are always in tune with the current mood.

Environmentally conscious action and the continuous expansion of sustainable paths is part of the company philosophy. HALLHUBER works every day to have the products sourced and manufactured responsibly. 50 percent of the goods are already produced in Europe. The company commits its suppliers to production under ethically and ecologically correct conditions, relies on a reliable, globally established supplier network and, thanks to the vertical business model, can guarantee fast and smooth processes.

HALLHUBER sells its range in approximately 380 retail spaces (as of January 1st, 2020) in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland, Great Britain and Ireland as well as on hallhuber.com in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. In the financial year 2018/19 (01/11/18-31/10/19), sales were 197.5 million euros. Managing directors are Rouven Angermann and Torsten Eisenkolb.

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

EMS Consulting to Acquire Digital Banking Services (DBS DX) Accelerating Its Financial Services Cloud Offerings for Digital Banking

EMS Consulting (EMS) has entered into an agreement to acquire Digital Banking Services (DBS DX), one of the fastest-growing Digital Transformation Services Partners for Banking, and Credit Unions specializing in Salesforce. The move will further strengthen EMS’s position as the leading enterprise cloud services provider and enhance its ability to provide clients with unparalleled cloud strategy, technology consulting, cloud application implementation, integration, and their Cloud Advisory managed services.

EMS Consulting, an enterprise technology solutions company, has delivered services to over 7500 customers across the USA for over 22 years. This acquisition further elevates EMS Consulting’s position as an end-to-end Salesforce enterprise cloud solutions and services provider for the Financial Services Market. This addition will address the surging demand from its trans-formative customers from implementation to offering out of the box Virtual Branch Banking Solutions.

DBS brings Financial Services expertise, industry knowledge, solution assets, and deep ecosystem relationships across a variety of financial services segments including mortgage, commercial, consumer, and insurance for both banks and credit unions. DBS has created multiple banking applications that will quickly advance our financial services, customers, in conjunction with EMS’s industry strength, size, and scale.

“We’ve reached a tipping point where our FINS customers are asking for comprehensive, out of the box solutions built on the Salesforce platform that can be easily deployed for rapid adoption to enhance the customer experience and achieve significant business results more quickly,” said Elaine Myrback EMS’s chief executive officer. I look forward to welcoming the talented professionals of DBS to the EMS team.

Lisa Nicholas, DBS DX chief executive officer, said, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with EMS. The combination of our capabilities and experience with EMS’s scale, broad industry expertise, and global cloud application capabilities represents a unique and compelling opportunity for our customers, for our people and the future of cloud technology.”

 

About EMS Consulting


EMS is a Salesforce Gold Partner, founded in 1998 headquartered in Tampa, Florida with experienced, cloud advisory and technology services consultants, providing cloud strategy, implementation, and integration services to thousands of customers around the country. EMS Consulting has over 100 dedicated consultants providing expertise in Financial Services, Health Care, Retail, and Higher Education Industries and a certified Salesforce and MuleSoft Partner since 2012. Visit http://www.consultems.com or call 813-287-2486 to learn more.

Posted in: Business,Finance,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Knorex Awarded Certification Renewal by JICWEBS for Brand Safety (DTSG)

Digital ad standards industry body, Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS) has awarded to Knorex, a leading provider of cross-channel marketing cloud platform the DTSG Brand Safety (https://jicwebs.org/standards/brand-safety/) renewal certification following an independent audit by Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) of Knorex advertising processes against JICWEBS DTSG Good Practice Principles.

The JICWEBS DTSG Principles are industry-approved guidelines that are designed to reduce the risk of ad misplacement, and deliver transparency by allowing businesses to demonstrate their brand safety processes to the same industry standards. The aim of this verification program is to promote confidence in the industry by demonstrating that companies like Knorex upholds brand safety and protects the integrity of online advertising.

Abhishek Kumar, VP Engineering of Knorex said: “We have been proactive in providing to our customers and partners with the trust of delivering to them the highest quality and assurance in brand safety, right down to the granular level of every bid. We work hard with industry partners and bodies to ensure that each ad of our customers are being delivered efficiently to the right audience with minimal or no wastage without compromising on quality. Attaining the renewal certification from JICWEBS DTSG brand safety seal is important as it recognizes our long-standing commitment in providing a trustworthy and brand-safe environment to our customers and partners. At a time when brand safety remains an on-going concern and advertising buyers seeking out for trusted partners, we are thrilled to receive a renewal of our independently verified Seal of Compliance to foster a more transparent digital ad trading environment.”

The certification demonstrates Knorex solutions as measuring up to industry best practices and standards. It also reaffirmed Knorex commitment to delivering greater transparency to advertising buyers that their ads will reach the right audience and not be associated with content that could jeopardize their reputation and business.

About Knorex
Established in 2010, Knorex is a technology company that provides programmatic online advertising products and technologies to advertising buyers worldwide through its offices across United States and the Asia-Pacific region.

With its marketing cloud platform, Knorex XPO™ enables ad buyers to self-serve and advertise real-time across the globe regardless of the media channels (social, search, OTT/CTV, video, web/mobile etc.), ad formats (display, native, search, social, video etc), platforms (android, iOS, mac, linux, mac, windows etc.), devices (desktop, laptop, smartphones and tablets) to deliver personalized marketing messages at the right moment to the targeted audience in an automated way, powered by machine learning/AI. Underpinned by a multi-layered data-driven approach, XPO simplifies the execution and optimization of marketing campaigns, while delivering measurable and attributable performance. To learn more, visit https://knorex.com.

About ABC


Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) is a leading industry-owned auditor for media products and services, with specialist skills in digital ad trading.

Through the organization experienced teams, it provides an independent service, checking compliance across a range of media standards. ABC rigorous auditing of multiple business types underpins the work of other Standards setters such as BARB, JICWEBS and TAG. For more information on ABC’s Verification Service, please visit https://www.abc.org.uk/audit-services/brand-safety

About DTSG / JICWEBS


The Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG) is a UK group comprising representatives of the entire digital display advertising market, including trade bodies the Association of Online Publishers (AOP), Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK, News Media Association, ISBA – the voice of British advertisers – and the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). DTSG was set up in 2012 to bring the industry together to propose guidelines aimed at significantly reducing the risk of misplacement of advertising across the digital trading ecosystem. The DTSG Good Practice Principles serves as the basis of certification for brand safety.

The DTSG’s Good Practice Principles are endorsed by the UK’s Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards or JICWEBS. These principles set industry-wide standards, including the wide use of Content Verification (CV) tools and appropriate / inappropriate schedules, to inject greater transparency into the digital display advertising market, and provide control to help ensure that advertising will not be associated with inappropriate or illegal content. For more information, visit https://www.jicwebs.org

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Services,Technology,U.S

KERV Releases New Feature Set with Support for Vertical Video

KERV Interactive, a multi-award-winning interactive video company revolutionizing the performance of digital advertising with its patented technology, has launched a new feature set that enables support for interactive vertical video. The new features, which also include object audio and custom fames, are helping brands keep up with our unprecedented time in history as the world shifts more to digital content and mobile device consumption.

The new feature set maximizes the mobile screen without the need to shift grip, which makes the entire experience more seamless for consumers. This functionality also capitalizes on improved interactive ad delivery for large social platforms such as Snap chat, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok. As vertical video has shown to be a huge performer and contact point for consumers, brands now can repurpose already produced social vertical video with KERV-powered interactive versions to further amplify social executions, while getting more use and engagement from a single source of content.

Moreover, KERV’s new feature set includes object audio, which enables brands to enhance the interactive experience with custom sounds tied to specific objects within a video. Another feature is custom frames and scene images, which can help brands give users the ability to explore additional content and info about products, brand, features, and more that are not represented in a video. Brands can use this feature to make special announcements, updates to product lines or business procedures, calls-to-action, disclaimers, or cater any quick and custom messaging on the fly.

“With our new feature set and accommodations for vertical video, brands can further maximize both ad dollars spent and the consumer experience as people across the globe are watching more digital content during social isolation and the quarantine,” notes Marika Roque, COO of KERV. “This also leverages the trend of vertical content being used for video consumption, short-term activations, and commerce.”

To learn more, please contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at 323-903-7063 or jeannine@freshpr.net, or visit https://kervit.com.

About KERV Interactive


Based in Austin, Texas, KERV Interactive is the world's most advanced interactive video technology company and is revolutionizing the future of video engagement through dimensional storytelling. KERV's digital advertising platform was built on cutting-edge, patented technology and adds extraordinary value to brands, agencies, and creative and data-science teams by creating audience-to-brand connections within video like never before. Leveraging breakthrough machine learning techniques and AI with unmatched processing speed, the KERV technology recognizes depth, dimension, and objects within a video just as precisely as the natural eye. KERV enables every frame in every scene of any digital video to be an immersive, interactive experience for consumers.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S

Rex Academy Online Coding Courses Help Kids Beat the Covid 19 Quarantine Boredom

Rex Academy, a leading global technology academy for kids and teens, offers fun, engaging, high quality online programming courses. These courses will not only keep them occupied while being locked in at home, but also arm them with coding skills that can help them gain an edge in their future professional lives.

“Programming is sheer magic and a universal language”, says Rex Academy CEO Sandy Padala. “Kids can develop a passion for it quickly. It becomes an outlet for their creativity and helps hone problem-solving skills. In many ways, programming is the new literacy that every kid must learn in this digital world. The earlier they are introduced to it, the easier it becomes for them to pick it up.”



“Our online classes are delivered through videoconferencing,” continued Rex CEO Sandy Padala while talking with parents and encouraging them to enrol their kids for a trial online group class. “Students are placed in an age appropriate coding class. Teachers both present the material and monitor all students’ computers during class to ensure they are learning. Class recordings and student’s progress reports will be available to the parent after every class. We maintain small age-appropriate student to teacher ratios (4:1 for our youngest students).”

Parents can enrol their kids at http://www.rex.academy/online-classes/

While most working parents are adjusting to the COVID-19 work from home mandate, it is the kids that are most affected by the lockdown situation. Governments all around the world have closed educational institutions to contain the global pandemic. Kids are not only bored and restless, but they are also deprived of the knowledge-gaining process.

One of the best ways to help kids overcome their boredom is to get them into coding. It will not only keep their brains ticking but, more importantly, developing coding skills at a young age will prepare them well for the digital world they will step into tomorrow.


Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates from Microsoft all learned coding with a private tutor when they were in middle school.

When it comes to learning to code, it is important to choose the right place that can impart this critical skill for this generation in a simple, fun and engaging manner. Rex Academy is the best place to learn online coding skills.

The key benefits of enrolling kids in Rex Academy are:

  • Fun and engaging classes
  • Teaches critical and analytical thinking and improves communication skills
  • Teaches kids to create games, mobile apps, animations, websites and build software applications.
  • The courses are 80% percent project based.
  • Aligned with National Education standards like TEKS, CSTA and K12CS
  • Multiple ways to learn - self-paced, one on one and small group sessions

Research reveals that in 10 years there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer science, but just 400,000 qualified graduates thus creating a huge demand for quality coders. There is a growing demand for programmers in every industry. Even if your kid never chooses to be a software programmer, coding is still a fundamental skill that your child would need regardless of what career she/he is going to choose when they grow up in this digital world.

Technology is everywhere, parents must start early and prepare their kids for the digital world right away. This will help them gain a fundamental understanding of how computers think. Computer Science is a skill for life that can be used to solve problems in a variety of businesses, scientific and social contexts. Kids who understand the basics of programming will be more adaptive to the changing needs of the workforce.

For more information, visit https://www.rex.academy



About Rex Academy:

Rex Academy, a top-rated global technology academy for kids and teens offers comprehensive, fun, and hands-on coding classes. These courses are aimed at transforming kids from technology users to technology creators. There are more than 30 courses that cover a wide variety of topics from Digital Arts to Ethical Hacker Certification. Rex’s mission is to make practical high-quality coding and computer science education universally available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere.

Rex is currently offering special discounted programs to meet the needs of the prevailing situation brought by coronavirus.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Education,Employment,Leisure Activities,Technology

TD Madison Leads Successful Executive Search for CableLabs’ New Vice President of Wireless

TD Madison, a trusted provider of executive recruitment services to the cable and broadband industry, is pleased to congratulate Rakesh Taori on his new role as the Vice President of Wireless at CableLabs®. TD Madison undertook an exhaustive executive search and recruitment program, identifying Taori as the strongest candidate in a competitive field.

Rakesh Taori is a 5G pioneer who has passionately led 5G efforts for over a decade. His involvement with 5G started with the identification of spectrum for 5G to the regulators (2010), before leading the 5G system design team and driving early feasibility studies and ecosystem efforts at Samsung. Taori helped cofound a 5G startup company called Phazr, which spearheaded some of the first 5G trials (2017) and pilot deployments (2018) with Tier-1 operators in the EU and carried out exhaustive indoor 5G propagation studies with Japanese Tier-1 operators. Taori is an expert in cellular system design and Mobile and Wi-Fi networking standards.

Taori will be responsible for driving and executing CableLabs' wireless and mobile area vision and strategy. He will report to Mariam Sorond, CableLabs' Chief Research and Development Officer, whose recruitment TD Madison also managed.

“We are pleased to have once again successfully placed a senior executive at CableLabs, the most innovative and influential research and development lab in the cable and broadband industry. It was a pleasure to work with the CableLabs team, and we're thrilled to congratulate Rakesh as he takes up a position that will have an enormous impact on the future of 5G, wireless, and mobile networking,” said Dean Madison, CEO of TD Madison.

Before joining CableLabs, Rakesh was the first JMA Fellow of 5G Technologies at JMA Wireless, which acquired Phazr, a 5G startup at which Rakesh was Vice President of Systems and Standards and a founding employee. While at Phazr, Taori led the system design team that helped to architect and build the company's innovative 5G base station. Before Phazr, Taori held positions at Samsung, Ericsson, and Phillips, as well as serving on the Wi-Fi Alliance board and as Vice Chairman of the IEEE 802.16 working group. Rakesh is a prolific inventor with over 150 granted US patents.

“With vast amounts of unlicensed, shared spectrum for local/private 5G becoming available, cable operators offering wired and wireless services have an unprecedented opportunity to build a truly converged network of the future. CableLabs is in a unique position to architect, define and drive the network convergence paradigm. I'm looking forward to working with the world-class researchers and engineers at CableLabs, helping the cable and broadband industry to innovate the next generation of wired and wireless networks," said Rakesh Taori.

TD Madison has been the trusted executive recruitment partner of the cable and broadband industry for over thirty years. The full life-cycle executive recruitment agency works with clients throughout the recruitment process to identify, assess, and negotiate with senior technology executives. TD Madison's combination of industry knowledge and evidence-based assessments helps clients like CableLabs to identify and recruit the ideal candidate for C-suite, VP, and Director-level positions.

About TD Madison

TD Madison and Associates works with clients across the cable and broadband industry, providing executive recruitment, training, and staff augmentation to businesses ranging from emerging growth firms to Fortune 500 companies. With over three decades of experience, TD Madison finds exceptional leaders for exceptional companies. To learn more, visit: http://www.tdmadison.com

Posted in: Technology,U.S,World

Data Media Associates Extend Patient Billing Solutions with Pay by Text from Everyware

Everyware is redefining healthcare payment processing and patient engagement by offering Pay by Text with two-way messaging that helps companies collect more payments. They are invested in giving health organizations and medical billing companies the best new way to connect, collect and reduce barriers to payment.

Data Media Associates, LLC (DMA), known and trusted for over 40 years for offering the latest ways to streamline the statement-to-payment process, is dedicated to helping providers get paid. Now, DMA will elevate its multifaceted payment solution suite even further by offering Everyware’s Pay by Text and two-way messaging solution into their mix.

“We’ve known text communication and billing were on the rise and have been planning to extend our SMS services for some time now. So we’re very excited to bring this new pay by text solution to our providers and their patients.” - Cleve Shultz, President, Data Media Associates.

The best healthcare billing organizations today already offer a mobile billing option. The forward-thinking ones, however, recognize growing demand for business-to-consumer texting. This includes billing via text message and accepting SMS payments alongside paper or other methods. Sending an invoice text ahead of a paper statement, following up with automatic reminder text, alerts and gives patients the chance to take care of their bill from their phone easily.

“Our healthcare clients have been surprised to be able to connect with patients they couldn’t contact by other means. With pay by text they hit the bullseye, got paid, and even re-engaged with patients wanting to schedule new appointments.” - Larry Talley, CEO & Founder, Everyware

With more people looking for frictionless, contactless payment methods to avoid touching cash, mail and plastic, Everyware’s Pay by Text is growing fast because it gives patients a way to pay from anywhere.

About Everyware

Everyware is a conversational payment gateway enabling Pay by Text and two-way messaging with customers. Making text communication a part of the purchase process improves the customer experience and helps companies get paid faster. Get started with Everyware for Healthcare, watch the Everyware Pay by Text video and follow Everware on Linkedin for the latest updates.

About DMA


Data Media Associates (DMA) LLC, founded in 1975 by Bob Murphy, is one of the largest independently owned and operated print and mail businesses. DMA services the medical community across the country with print and mail services for patient statements, collection letters, paper claims, and special notes. Service also features acceptance of electronic claims which are processed in real time, giving an immediate electronic remittance to submitted claims. To learn more, visit http://www.dma.us.

Posted in: Finance,Finance Market,Technology,U.S

Focus Technology Achieves Titanium Tier in 2020 Dell Technologies Partner Program

This is the third consecutive year Focus has advanced its tier status with Dell—moving from Gold to Platinum to Titanium—signifying the firm’s rapid growth over the past three years.

As a Titanium member of the Dell Technologies Partner Program, Focus Technology serves a key role in providing innovative solutions that solve customers’ problems of today and tomorrow. With over two decades of experience in converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, storage, server and core client, and an extensive track record delivering business results, Focus has demonstrated unmatched expertise that distinguishes them as a top Dell partner.

“We are excited and privileged to be among Dell’s top partners who hold the most advanced certifications and know-how around Dell’s gold standard IT solutions,” said Doug Alexander, CEO of Focus Technology. “Using our deep understanding of Dell’s portfolio, we are able to enhance our own infrastructure solutions portfolio to offer exceptional value and address each client’s unique business requirements and strategic vision,” he added.

“Holding the highest level of certifications with capabilities and resources that span the Dell Technologies portfolio of solutions, we are thrilled to welcome Focus Technology into our exclusive community of Titanium Tier partners,” said Gregg Ambulos, SVP, North American Channel Sales, Dell. “We look forward to the ongoing collaboration we’ve enjoyed with Focus over the past ten years as we partner to innovate and offer transformative value to customers.”

About Focus Technology    

Founded in 1997, Focus Technology is a leading Boston-based information technology firm that offers organizations new ways to consume technology. By designing and implementing innovative IT solutions through personalized service, Focus Technology delivers positive results that support the customers’ strategic vision. Our team of experienced industry-certified solutions architects provides customized solutions specifically designed to address each client’s unique business requirements.

With expertise in next-generation data center infrastructure, managed IT services, cloud solutions and cyber security, Focus Technology is one of the top IT solution providers in the Northeast. The company has earned numerous awards and accolades, including CRN MSP Elite 150, CRN MSP Security 100, CRN Fast Growth 150, CRN Tech Elite 150, CRN Triple Crown Winner and Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.

For more information visit focustsi.com, Twitter @FocusTSI or LinkedIn

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Jeremy Hudson Named to the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

Open Sky Group is pleased to announce that Food Logistics has named Jeremy Hudson, Director, Client Services, to its 2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

Open Sky Group, global Blue Yonder specialists, implements and upgrades warehouse, labor and transportation management software and has helped over twenty food and beverage clients with warehouse and labor management optimization projects in a variety of facility environments, including cold storage. Hudson was recognized for his expertise in optimizing distribution processes for many food and beverage companies.

As Director of Client Services, Jeremy was part of ten successful warehouse and labor management solution go-lives in 2019 alone. Some of his work with food and beverage clients includes applying engineered labor standards to produce significant workforce savings; using mobile capabilities to better manage the workforce and provide enhanced coaching capabilities and systematic automation of incentive algorithms; and occasionally designing versatile allocation, picking and staging approaches that allow for adaptability to various order sizes. Jeremy’s projects demand consideration of advance lot, date rotation and shelf life requirements and frequently involve automation including palletization, sortation, ASRS and pallet shuttling.

“There are so many challenges facing the food industry today - from safety and security, to compliance and regulations and product quality and shelf life, says Jeremy Hudson, Director, Client Services, Open Sky Group. “The companies that embrace technology and dedicate the people, time and dollars it requires to truly understand and use it well, will find that they are the ones who grow and thrive. It's not a one-time “set it and forget it” proposition - the successful companies know this and commit.”

“Jeremy embodies ‘Rock Star’ in my mind,” says Curt Sardeson, CEO of Open Sky Group. “He came to us with a deep labor software background and within two years had mastered warehouse management and was running multiple implementation projects at once. Jeremy puts his full energy, which is considerable, behind everything he does and deeply understands the challenges our food and beverage customers face every day.”

2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain recognizes influential individuals in our industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain.

“The 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain showcases the true rock stars of the industry, those that go the extra mile, so to speak, to ensure their company’s supply chains are being operated in an efficient, safe and transparent manner,” says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics. “These professionals are a true example as to why today’s food and beverage supply chains are in position to curtail tomorrow’s consumers’ demands, and why today’s youth should consider the supply chain and logistics industry as a possible path of employment.”

Recipients of this year’s 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award will be profiled in the March 2020 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online.

ABOUT FOOD LOGISTICS
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

ABOUT OPEN SKY GROUP


Open Sky Group, global specialists in WMS, Labor and TMS software upgrades and implementations, helps clients lower costs and risks and reduce time to implement with its proprietary methodology and no-modifications approach. A gold implementation partner and reseller of Blue Yonder Warehouse, Workforce, Warehouse Labor and Transportation Management software, Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.

Contact: Open Sky Group
Darcy Reeves
VP of Marketing
919.800.8250
http://www.openskygroup.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

SIUE School of Nursing Hosts Virtual Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Conference

It’s consistently clear that nurses play a huge societal role as educated, compassionate medical professionals and abundantly so in the midst of the current world health crisis. Whether on the frontlines, as administrators, educators or aspiring healthcare workers, nurses continuously seek new knowledge and skillsets that will add value for their patients.

One of the latest examples of this dedication is the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s (SON) innovative Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program. Despite the suspension of on-campus activities at SIUE as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ANEW program held its first continuing education conference on Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22 in a virtual format.

Almost 300 attendees, comprising regional Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) and students, participated remotely in the regional conference as nationally-renowned speakers presented on topics of opioid crisis, non-opioid pain treatment options, recognizing addictive behavior, rehabilitation of the opioid dependent patient, and long-term follow-up strategies.

“The ability of healthcare providers, and in particular, nurse practitioners to appropriately serve a patient population struggling with opioid use disorders within rural areas of Illinois is of critical importance,” said SIUE SON Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Site Coordinator and Instructor Melissa Bogle, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC. “I was incredibly impressed with the level of participation, engagement and best practice sharing from attendees. Despite the virtual environment, you could sense the collegiality of the group.”

“We received so much interest from healthcare providers in the bi-state area for this conference, so it meant a lot to us to be able to deliver on our commitment to provide educational credits to this group, despite current COVID-19 challenges,” Bogle added. “The majority of attendees are required to have this type of opioid-focused education to renew their licenses within the state of Illinois.”

SIUE SON Instructional Designer Jodie Nehrt helped with the successful transition to a virtual format, primarily through the use of Zoom and Mursion.

“We were fortunate to have a collection of speakers who were motivated to share their content, despite the last-minute change in venue, and attendees who were eager to engage and participate from the comfort and safety of their homes,” Nehrt said.

“Zoom was the technology that saved the day for us,” she explained. “We were able to schedule the sessions and offer virtual attendance to this free conference using a free communication tool. We coordinated with our presenters to fulfill their needs for attendee participation and question-and-answer management. Additionally, one of the sessions was a dynamic demonstration of a software we use on campus, called Mursion, which offers mixed reality for the practicing of professional skills.”

“Dr. Melissa Bogle worked nonstop on developing this conference from the beginning. Jodie Nehrt came in to work last week when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and we knew that our live campus event would likely be canceled,” said ANEW Program Director Valerie Griffin, DNP, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP, assistant clinical professor and director of nurse practitioner specializations in the SON. “These incredible, dedicated women were able to transition this large event to a virtual format without exhibiting worry or stress over the process. They remained positive that we could pull this off, and we did!”

Attendees expressed their appreciation to the SON for their creative online management and successful execution of the ANEW Conference.

“During a time when faculty are stressed to get their classes online, I am amazed at your commitment to those who registered for this meeting,” noted Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, senior vice president of Strategy and Innovation at Loyola University Chicago, in a post-conference email. “The skills required to make this happen so quickly, in just a week, are remarkable. Further, the lectures were of high-quality both from a content perspective and the technology used to bring this to us virtually. It was clear to those of us who participated that your faculty and support staff worked long and hard to provide this excellent conference.”

Funded by a four-year .75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the ANEW program is a multi-faceted educational effort that is creatively designed to increase the number of nurse practitioners who practice in rural and underserved communities throughout Illinois by promoting a smooth and natural transition from the student role to practicing APRNs into those areas.

The SIUE SON and its clinical partners collaborated on the conference’s development. Clinical partners bolstering the success of the ANEW program are Chestnut Health Systems, OSF HealthCare, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Synergy Healthcare Solutions, LLC., and the SIUE We Care Clinic.

The SIUE School of Nursing’s programs are committed to creating excellence in nursing leadership through innovative teaching, evidence-based practice, quality research, patient advocacy and community service. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders in pursuit of shaping the nursing profession and impacting the health care environment. SIUE’s undergraduate nursing programs on the Edwardsville campus and the regional campus in Carbondale help to solve the region’s shortage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses and enhance the quality of nursing practice within all patient service venues. The School’s graduate programs prepare nurses for advanced roles in clinical practice, administration and education.

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Smart2Pay Adds Ant Financial’s HUABEI Credit Card To Its Payments Portfolio

Smart2Pay, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has added Huabei credit solution to its 200+ payment methods portfolio.

With this new feature, Smart2Pay offers its Merchants an additional means to tapping into the Chinese market, besides the popular methods like Alipay, Wechat Pay and UnionPay that Smart2Pay already offers.

Huabei is Ant Financial’s virtual credit card for its Chinese users. Some internal shareholders estimated that, of Alipay’s 900 million Chinese users, more than half have created Huabei accounts. Huabei literally means ‘just spend’ and is generally perceived as a microlender.

Huabei may be used for all online and offline purchases via Alipay wallet. Users of Alipay can set Huabei as their default payment option, meaning that their purchases are first made with credit before funds are debited from their Alipay account. As well, when Huabei is used to shop, the user must return the amount of the payment on the 9th of the next month. There is an interest-free period of up to 41 days. Merchants offering Huabei can see conversion increase by up to 40%.

Huabei was launched in April 2015 by Ant Financial as a way for users of its wallet solution Alipay to fund purchases on ecommerce platforms run by Ant Financial’s affiliate, Alibaba group, such as Tmall and Taobao. Huabei’s main user base is made up of individuals born after the 80s and 90s, accounting for around 80% of the total users. Since Huabei’s launch, Ant Financial has been expanded the service to more online and offline merchants.

James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2Pay: We are proud to add Huabei via Alipay to our already extensive Chinese payment methods portfolio. We constantly improve and expand our services in direct relation to market dynamics. We are confident that, with this latest addition, our Merchants and partners will successfully expand further their business in a very digitally-oriented and lucrative market like China.

About Ant Financial’s Alipay

Alipay is a mobile payment method founded by Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group in 2004 and which allows users to create a digital wallet to store, top up and pay online or in store for products and services. It is one of the most popular methods of payment in China and is also available in many Asian markets, as well as in Europe, US and Canada.

Ant Financial’s chairman and CEO Eric Jing said on Alibaba’s 2019 Investor Day, held in Hangzhou, that Alipay (900m users) and its international e-wallet partners (300m users) have collectively served around 1.2 billion users worldwide.

About Smart2Pay

Smart2Pay offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2Pay, you will be offering the preferred local method of payment to your global Customers, thus significantly boosting your sales!

Posted in: Finance,Finance Market,Technology,U.S

Automated Marketing Services Support Businesses in Difficult Times

Atlanta – As more businesses across the country worry about maintaining customers and keeping the doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of digital marketing services and support can help companies reach more potential customers in  an effective manner. ThinkZILLA Consulting,  an innovative branding and digital transformation agency, is helping small to mid-size public and private businesses employ marketing automation, website updates and relevant marketing channels for digital transformation during challenging times.

Certified as a woman-owned small business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and as a certified minority business enterprise through the National Minority Supplier Development Council, ThinkZILLA Consulting helps small businesses to Fortune 500 companies implement digital solutions to support business awareness and growth. From the technology to healthcare industries and from education to energy, ThinkZILLA simplifies the marketing process for businesses across industries, allowing them to focus on business management.

“To meet the needs of companies across the country, we have expanded our team so we can serve as your outsourced digital marketing and branding partner, helping with everything from expanded reach to crisis communications,” said Dr.Velma Trayham, CEO of ThinkZILLA. “We enjoy helping businesses reach their goals by becoming more visible online, crafting the perfect messaging and connecting with our network of more than a million media partners to share their mission and message.”

With innovative solutions to solidify strong customer perceptions, ThinkZILLA Consulting’s services include: cultural branding to prompt more customers to identify with company culture and message; digital marketing including email marketing, search engine marketing (SEO), social media outreach, videos and mobile applications; public relations to manage reputation and boost consumer confidence to enhance credibility; business partnerships to leverage strategic marketing and help companies achieve their objectives, among others.

Beyond efficiency and greater reach, the benefits of digital marketing include greater personalization, which significantly increases customer engagement, new leads and the ability to measure effectiveness of efforts. Social media is one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to reach more people across the globe, and 90 percent of consumers have communicated with a brand via social, according to a recent survey

With its growing team of experts across marketing platforms, ThinkZILLA is A Plus rated by the Better Business Bureau and recently partnered with Grady Health System as part of the prestigious George Mentor Protégé Association. The company is a member of the Atlanta Business League and the Atlanta Press Club as well as a premier Google partner.

“With a focus on value and solving complex problems, we are authentic and thoughtful when it comes to delivering solutions and helping our clients transform and innovate,” Trayham added. 

About ThinkZILLA Consulting Group 

ThinkZILLA specializes in multicultural branding, digital engagement, influencer marketing, experiential events and partnership creation. Making brands more relevant, ThinkZILLA builds meaningful connections between brands and consumers. For more information on ThinkZILLA or to schedule a consultation, please visit https://thinkzillaconsulting.com/ 

Posted in: Building & Construction,Education,Energy & Environment,Professional Services,Technology

InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams Wins 2020 Secure Campus Award from Campus Security & Life Safety

InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams from Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer, has earned a 2020 Secure Campus Award from Campus Security & Life Safety magazine. The software won a Gold Award in the Emergency Notification/Mass Notification category. InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams was selected by an independent panel of judges from the security industry based on criteria that included features, innovation, user friendliness, interoperability, quality, design, market opportunity, impact in the security industry, technical advances, and scalability.

“Singlewire Software is dedicated to providing college and university campuses with the tools they need to enhance safety and communication,” said Pat Scheckel, vice president of product management at Singlewire Software. “This award highlights the benefits InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams offers to higher education institutions to reach their people in the applications they frequently use with critical messages.”

InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams is a mass notification system that allows colleges and university campuses to add value to existing devices by leveraging them for safety and communication. With the ability to reach mobile and on-premises devices and well as collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, InformaCast Fusion offers the speed, reach and flexibility organizations need to utilize technology that’s already in place to keep people safe and informed. It can connect to a wide range of IoT devices, including IP phones, IP speakers, desktop computers, panic buttons, digital signage, mobile phones, door access control systems and more to provide organizations with a powerful mass notification ecosystem.

“We are pleased to be a vital part of providing solutions that will protect our children and young adults in the learning environment,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Campus Security & Life Safety magazine. “Within the security industry, we all have a vested interest in protecting learning spaces and providing security to our valuable assets, the children.”

To learn more about InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams and how it can help colleges and universities provide a secure campus experience, visit https://www.singlewire.com/notification-informacast-and-microsoft-teams.

About Singlewire Software


Singlewire Software, based in Madison, Wis., is the developer of InformaCast, a leading software solution for fast and reliable emergency notifications. More than 7,000 organizations in over 50 countries use InformaCast for emergency mass notifications. Whether it’s an active shooter, severe weather, or another crisis situation, InformaCast helps reach the right people, with the right information, to increase awareness, safety and security. To learn more, visit http://www.singlewire.com/informacast.

About 1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group


1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group includes several leading industry media brands that provide new product and technology solutions for security professionals: Campus Security & Life Safety, http://www.campuslifesecurity.com, Security Today, http://www.securitytoday.com, and GovSec. The brands’ print, digital, custom media and research products integrate physical and IT security coverage and provide the smartest, most cost-effective solutions for reaching security decision makers.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Gladinet Announces Triofox to Help Mobilize Existing Servers

To address the increasing need for home-based work during these stressful times, Gladinet Inc., a leading provider of simplified remote access solutions for file servers, has announced the widespread availability of free licenses for Triofox, its newest product. By mobilizing existing on-premise servers, Triofox is enabling secure, remote, and mobile access to existing file server shares without a VPN.

To enjoy the aforementioned free licenses, which expire June 30, 2020, enterprises can email ticket@triofox.com and request them.

Gladinet’s Vice President of Customer Success, Azam Ali, said:

“In this time of need, we are faced with the challenge of making it as easy as possible to work from home, without compromising security or productivity. And everyone is saying they need it done yesterday. The problem is it can take significant time to provide VPN less access – especially if you’re talking about workflows that involve file servers and line of business applications. Triofox eliminates those hurdles! It’s simple to install, and it leverages existing network file shares, users and permissions for automatic configuration. You can literally have your employees working from home in minutes, not days or weeks.”

In stark, relieving contrast to VPN’s confusing, slow, and error-prone connections, Triofox simplifies the at-home user’s experience by providing remote access through a familiar mapped drive, creating the illusion of working in the office on the company network, without a VPN’s encumbering setbacks.

Azam continued:

“While we cannot help out on the medical front, we can help out by providing solutions to keep employees safe and make the transition to work from home as seamless as possible. Companies are asking employees to work remotely. However, doing so increases risks like losing productivity due to traditional, inefficient remote access methods, or data breaches from home computers that tend to be more vulnerable than those on a corporate network.”

Triofox’s built-in ransomware protection is a notable member of an extensive arsenal of security, reporting and monitoring features. It uses behavioral heuristics to actively monitor all Triofox clients for any unusual activity, quarantine them at the first sign of possible attack, and alert the administrator to the neutralized threat.

Other prominent features include versioning and offsite backup of file server assets to simplify recovery from disasters like accidental deletions. Triofox also prevents “data sprawl” by storing data on existing file servers, while simultaneously governing remote access with existing permissions. However, if so desired, Triofox does provide the option to instantly move file servers to the cloud. There is also no vendor lock-in and organizations can continue to access their data with or without Triofox.

In his final comments, Azam noted:

“We’re seeing more workers that need to access corporate data remotely, at home or from personal devices. This emphasizes the need for organizations to both empower and manage employee mobility to satisfy the tension between conflicting demands for security, agility and productivity. Thankfully, we designed Triofox with the file server integration features and flexibility required to resolve those conflicts.”

To learn more, please go to https://www.triofox.com or email us ticket@triofox.com or call us at +1 888 955 6656.

About Gladinet Inc.

Gladinet Inc. offers solutions that enhances existing Windows file servers with secure remote access, mobile file sharing, data protection, and cloud migration, while addressing business concerns about security, privacy, compliance and control. Gladinet Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL and can be reached at https://www.gladinet.com/ or call us at +1 888 955 6656.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

TEKLYNX International’s Travis Wayne Named to the 2020 FOOD LOGISTICS Champions: Rock Star of the Supply Chain

TEKLYNX International, the world’s leading barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider, today announced Product Manager Travis Wayne has been named a 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Star of the Supply Chain by Food Logistics. The esteemed list, featured in the March 2020 issue of Food Logistics magazine, recognizes influential individuals in the food and beverage industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain.

“I’m proud to be named a 2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Star of the Supply Chain because of TEKLYNX’ commitment to the global food supply chain,” stated Travis Wayne, Product Manager, TEKLYNX. “At TEKLYNX, we stay aligned with food labeling regulations across the globe, new approaches for food traceability, and partner with customers in the food industry to achieve success. Advancing food labeling practices is essential to making educated decisions around our food choices. As the food industry continues to evolve it is essential for companies to be able to confidently adjust to new labeling requirements and improvements.”

Wayne is a highly-respected supply chain thought leader and brings 15+ years of experience in Information Technology and Product/Project/Portfolio Management. In his role as Product Manager for TEKLYNX, Wayne is responsible for the development and success of TEKLYNX suite of barcode label design software solutions that streamline efficiencies for companies throughout the food industry.

Under Wayne’s leadership, TEKLYNX has developed a streamlined governance model and refined product management processes, enabling increased product quality while decreasing time-to-market. Ensuring that barcode labeling software is automated, secure, compliant and scalable is crucial for the success of food industry customers. For example, in the past year, TEKLYNX successfully offered six new major version releases and ten point releases that continuously meet customer demands and needs, and stay on top of (or ahead of) food industry compliance.

TEKLYNX is the only barcode labeling solutions provider to offer subscription licensing – allowing food and beverage manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to start using TEKLYNX for a low cost of entry – while offering a portfolio of tiered solutions that are designed to grow with companies over time. Some of the most renowned companies in the food industry rely on TEKLYNX.    

To view the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain list visit foodlogistics.com and to learn more about TEKLYNX barcode labeling software solutions visit teklynx.com.

About TEKLYNX International


TEKLYNX International helps supply chains work better. Today, more than 750,000 companies in over 170 countries trust TEKLYNX integrated barcode and RFID label design products and the people behind its solutions to make barcode labeling operations efficient, accurate, secure and industry compliant. With over 30 years of experience, TEKLYNX is the global leader because of its reliable software and superior customer support. To learn more about how the TEKLYNX community helps companies across industries worldwide, visit teklynx.com or call TEKLYNX in your region. Barcode Better™ with TEKLYNX.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Katalon Establishes Partnership with CircleCI to Augment Go-to-Market Software Delivery

Katalon LLC announced a partnership and integration with CircleCI to ensure a secured integration between the codeless test automation solution and the continuous integration and delivery platform, respectively.

Katalon provides a robust cross-platform test automation solution that supports web, application programming interface (API), mobile, and desktop testing for teams with minimum requirements for programming skills. CircleCI is a leading continuous integration and delivery platform used by the world's best engineering teams to radically reduce the time from idea to execution.

“Continuous integration is at the heart of digital transformation,” said Dung Ngo, VP of Product at Katalon. “We believe this partnership will help our mutual end-users to move further than just automated testing: to empower continuous testing through intelligent automation, and build frictionless CI/CD pipelines that drive sustainable values for their organizations.”

This partnership introduces the official support of CircleCI to Katalon, through the partner-certified plugin called “Katalon Orb.” Orbs are “shareable packages of configuration elements, including jobs, commands, and executors,” according to CircleCI. Katalon Orb expands the integration capability of Katalon with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools, while offering a host of benefits to the end-users in both engineering and quality assurance teams, including:

  • Ensuring security and eliminating risks when integrating Katalon with CircleCI
  • Reducing the time and effort put into configuring, writing test scripts, or integrating Katalon and CircleCI
  • Improving the reusability of test artifacts, jobs, commands, and executors when designing test cases

Katalon Orb is available for installation on the CircleCI platform.

"This new integration is the next step to complement our goal of making our product a comprehensive tool that meets the demand for project scalability and team collaboration. The partnership with CircleCI enhances Katalon’s native integration with other DevOps tools, and sets up seamless integration solutions for teams with specific needs for their CI/CD ecosystem,” Dung continued.

This collaboration also marks a new name added to the Katalon Partner Program. Along with the constant growth in product development and customer experience, Katalon also centers on expanding its community of partnership to provide a wider scope of test automation needs for the end-users. Learn more about Katalon Partner Program.

About Katalon


Katalon is a leading provider in software test automation solutions. The company offers a flexible platform for web, API, mobile, and desktop testing that fits teams and projects of any size, for any purpose—from creating tests, execution, reports, to seamless integration with the CI/CD ecosystem.

Katalon is widely adopted by a global community of users across 160+ countries. It is recognized as a top automation tool by prestigious reports such as Gartner, Capterra, and IT Central Station. Katalon solutions include Katalon Studio, Katalon TestOps, Katalon Recorder, Katalium, and Katalon plugins. For more information, visit https://www.katalon.com

About CircleCI


CircleCI is currently the largest platform for continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines. CircleCI provides teams with what they need to scale up quickly and effectively. With more than 1 million builds a day across Linux, macOS, Docker, and Windows build environments, CircleCI was named a Leader in cloud-native continuous integration by Forrester in 2019. For more information, visit https://circleci.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Upcoming Episode of Advancements Series to Explore Innovations in Infrastructure Data Collection

Advancements with Ted Danson will focus on leading-edge infrastructure data collection technologies during 3Q/2020. Check your local listings for more information.

This segment will explore Hydromax USA (HUSA), a professional services firm specializing in advanced data collection in support of locating and assessing the condition of the country’s aging water, wastewater, and natural gas conveyance systems.

Viewers will learn how HUSA’s vast experience with new technologies and techniques empowers contractors, engineers, and utility owners to make the best decisions regarding their buried infrastructure.

“The marriage of technology and infrastructure, with verifiable mapping, is aiding the gas, water, and wastewater industries in ensuring the sustainability and reliability of energy to the world,” said Jon A. Smith, CEO of Hydromax USA. “While there remains much to do, Hydromax USA’s innovation and partnerships with leading organizations, utilities, and municipalities is advancing this industry in new ways daily. We ensure that our customers understand the present condition, while protecting the safe future of energy.”

The show will also teach viewers how HUSA utilizes the largest array of technologies, within one company, to provide the broadest capability in the country to assess buried infrastructure.

“With a strong record of performance, HUSA brings a unique ability to meet the needs for advanced data collection,” said Brett Ferrigan, senior producer for DMG Productions and the Advancements series. “We look forward to exploring how this technology is helping to improve infrastructure throughout the country.”

About Hydromax USA:


Hydromax USA is a leading national provider of infrastructure condition assessment services for the gas, water, and wastewater industries. Leveraging innovative and proprietary GIS-Centric solutions, HUSA’s comprehensive assessment and analytics platforms provide the highest level of actional business intelligence, while ensuring public safety and improving asset management. For more information, visit: http://www.hydromaxusa.com.

About Advancements and DMG Productions:


The Advancements series is an information-based educational show targeting recent advances across a number of industries and economies. Featuring state-of-the-art solutions and important issues facing today’s consumers and business professionals, Advancements focuses on cutting-edge developments, and brings this information to the public with the vision to enlighten about how technology and innovation continue to transform our world.

Backed by experts in various fields, DMG Productions is dedicated to education and advancement, and to consistently producing commercial-free, educational programming on which both viewers and networks depend. For more info, please visit: http://www.advancementstv.com.

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S

XOP Networks Offers Conference System Lease Program to Assist Companies Coping with Employees Working from Home Challenge

In response to unprecedented need for employees to work from home, XOP Networks, a developer of Audio Conference and Web Collaboration bridges announces a conference bridge lease program.

As part of this program, XOP Networks will:

  •     Will load latest conferencing software on a customer owned physical or virtual server.
  •     Enable conference bridges that scale from 24 ports to 1000 ports
  •     Lease software in 3-month increments
  •     Allow 90% of the amount spent on lease towards an equipment purchase if the customer desires to do so at a later date

 

Our latest software release offers following advanced features for further facilitating work from home:
    

  •     Join the Audio Conference using computer audio or dial in via PSTN
  •     Share webcams for Video Conferencing
  •     Share desktop or specific application (Word, Excel etc.)
  •     Share a whiteboard for brain-storming etc.
  •     Use webinar for training, product demonstrations
  •     Optimize bandwidth utilization
  •     Bulk provision Moderator accounts and conferences quickly using our REST API

"We are pleased that we are able to help companies meet their employees' needs for being able to work from home. We can have our conference bridge installed and working on a customer’s server in an hour or less", said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.

To take advantage of this offer call us at 972-590-0201 or email us at sales@xopnetworks.com.

About XOP Networks

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in January 2003 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Cellular Operators, Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DOD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to boost employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. Having both TDM and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their Value-Added Services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.

For more information about XOP Networks, visit its website at http://www.xopnetworks.com.

Posted in: Technology,Telecom,U.S

Trident at AIU Education Professor Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident at AIU) is proud to announce Dr. James “Greg” Hodges as the recipient of its Teaching Excellence Award for the Summer 2019 quarter. From the pool of faculty nominated, Dr. Hodges was selected as the winner by University leadership based on the strength of the positive feedback submitted by students.

“Dr. Hodges enhanced the online teaching tools by providing real world examples, asking for everyone’s thoughts on the scenario, and then posting what the final outcome was in the real situation,” states student Kristine Boyle. “What an amazing way to see what we are learning applied to actual situations in schools! I am very grateful for being a part of Dr. Hodges’s class and hope that I am able to benefit from his teaching style in future courses.”

Dr. Hodges joined Trident at AIU’s College of Education as a part-time professor in 2014, instructing doctoral level courses. He has held several positions in higher education including his current position as a Chief Academic Officer at a community college. Prior to this he worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years. 

A lifelong learner and teacher, Dr. Hodges has traveled to more than 70 community colleges across the country, training thousands of faculty members and administrators through workshops on cooperative learning, guided pathways, critical thinking, developmental education reform, and the national student success agenda.

He has been a member on boards of directors for local, state, and national organizations, including his current tenure with the Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dr. Hodges is a graduate of Trident at AIU’s Ph.D. in Educational Leadership program. He holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Bethany Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the College of William & Mary.

About Trident at American InterContinental University


Founded in 1998, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident at AIU) is part of an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident at AIU uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident at AIU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) and has more than 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit http://www.trident.edu or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident at AIU's wide range of educational options.

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Global Banking & Finance Review® Accepting Entries for Their Prestigious 10th Annual Awards

Over three million people read Global Banking & Finance Review annually, counting on us for our well-respected news, views, and analysis. This stretches across quite diverse areas touching on everything of solid importance in the extended international banking and financial spaces. A major highlight the platform delivers every year is the Global Banking & Finance Awards

In exciting news, we have recently announced that we are accepting entries for 2020’s awards and encourage interested parties to fill out a submission form on the platform’s official website. Entering is quick, easy, and completely free. By nominating, you stand to boost your company’s awareness, reputation, and leadership. Winning is universally considered a sign of quality for companies in the banking and financial world and is highly sought after.

“We are always excited for this time of year and getting to see who enters our Award competition,” Wanda Rich, Editor from Global Banking & Finance Review. “Every year more companies enter, and the competition becomes more and more competitive. Determining the top choices is something we take very seriously.”

The Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community. The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes which are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world.

The entire Awards process from start to finish is free of charge. This includes nomination, selection and announcement of the winners on the website https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com and on the print magazine. 

The 2020 Awards are likely to be the most competitive yet, along with carrying the largest amount of recognition for winners.

For more information be sure to visit www.globalbankingandfinance.com.

Posted in: Business,Finance,Media & Communications,Technology,Telecom

Sudrania Fund Services Raises Strategic Additional Investment From Bodhi Tree Asset Management

Sudrania Fund Services Corp (“Sudrania”), the fund administration and technology company that is revolutionizing the buy side fund management with its Seamless suite of technology solutions today announced that it has completed another round of strategic seed investment by Bodhi Tree Asset Management (“Bodhi Tree”). This investment is a follow up from an initial investment made by Bodhi Tree in October 2018 and will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts as well as broaden and accelerate professional services and product development. Shalin Madan, the CIO of Bodhi Tree will join Sudrania’s Advisory Board.

This financing builds on an exceptional year for Sudrania which saw a rapidly growing roster of clients, multi-fold growth of revenue, and market momentum in the competitive yet lucrative field of fund administration and fund technology. Sudrania currently has approximately 150 clients and a staff of 160 across its offices in Chicago, Boston, India, and Hong Kong.

Sudrania’s offering is well positioned with the rapidly changing demands of fund management industry that is looking to get away from time consuming and expensive manual processes or aged software solution that lack modern day computing power and flexibility.

“We believe that the mindset of the current generation of fund managers is very different. They are no longer looking for big bank administrators, they understand technology and the value it can bring to their business, and they are looking to keep their businesses cost-efficient”, said Nilesh Sudrania, Founder & CEO of Sudrania. “We believe the market will continue to shift towards more capable technology offered by fintech companies such as Sudrania, and establish a new high watermark of expectations that fund managers have from their fund administrators.”

Seamless platform consists of a portfolio of products geared towards investment managers in different verticals. At the heart of the platform is “Seamless Investment Backoffice” that provides the framework for other models of Seamless that include (Seamless CTA, Seamless Crypto, Seamless RIA, Seamless PREQ, Seamless NAV, Seamless Impact, and CommonSubDoc).

Key features and benefits of the Seamless platform include a daily processing of:

  • Full-scale generate ledger system
  • Complete taxlot portfolio accounting,
  • Wash sales and capital gains calculations,
  • Automated expense amortizations, waterfall calculations, fee calculations
  • Market data connectivity with third party sources,
  • Income allocation,
  • Fee calculations,
  • Performance reporting,
  • Investor reporting via a dedicated portal.
  • Complete cyber-security ensured, and certified with SOC1, SOC2, and SOC3 audits

 

“As an emerging fund manager who adopts the latest technologies, I immediately noticed that our industry’s back office solutions were far behind in the adoption of technology. A situation like the COVID-19 pandemic is an example of just how important it is for modern investment managers to have vendors that use automated technologies, can work flexibly, have a global workforce, and who can offer a much needed continuity of business as well as a much higher level of visibility into the portfolio and account value on a day to day basis to the fund managers as well as investors,” said Bodhi Tree CIO Shalin Madan. “As a fund manager, I know how important it is to have the account values for each investor at any time. I believe the monthly reporting cycle is antiquated and reflects a broken system, for which Sudrania has created a ground-breaking solution.”

About Sudrania

Sudrania Fund Services Corp is a Chicago, IL based fund administrator marrying the power of cloud computing with boutique service model scaled for volume. Sudrania’s Seamless platform is an integrated portfolio, fund, and investor accounting system with full scale general ledger system, capability to process millions of trades, and produce daily NAV for hedge funds, crypto funds, commodity pools, mortgage funds. This integrated software system is equally capable of supporting automation of capital calls/distribution and other complex calculations for private equity and real estate funds as well as SPVs. In its short history of three years, Seamless platform has been shortlisted among top fund accounting system many times by industry leading publications. For more information, visit https://www.sudrania.com.

About Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree Asset Management, LLC is a Fort Lauderdale, FL based investment management and family office advisory firm serving ultra-high net worth clients. Bodhi Tree offers a monthly subscription based quantitatively driven stock portfolio on the Interactive Brokers platform. Bodhi Tree also offers a cost-effective Back Office solution to family offices and alternative investment managers through its strategic partnership with Sudrania. For more information, visit http://www.btam.co.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Professional Services,Technology,U.S

Registration Closing Soon for Virtual Cybersecurity Competition

For high school and college students looking to test their cybersecurity skills and talent, sign up for the National Cyber League (NCL) virtual competition before registration closes on March 20.

NCL gives students a real-world cybersecurity experience, all from the comfort of your institution or home. It allows players of all levels practice their cyber-savviness in an online gymnasium and then compete against others individually and then on a team. Players will face a series of challenges where they can display their abilities to break into vulnerable websites, recover from ransomware attacks or identify hackers from forensic data, in other words, work on tasks they would do in an actual cybersecurity professional scenario.

The challenges are defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture the flag style. They are based on the CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker performance-based exam objectives. From this competition, students further develop their skills and as a bonus receive scouting reports of their performance that can be viewed by potential employers.

“Every season, we include challenges relevant to current security trends. Last spring, it was ransomware. Last fall, it was cloud security. We’re excited for players to experience what we’ve planned for this season,” said Franz Payer, CEO of Cyber Skyline, the competition platform for NCL.

High school students can get a jump-start on a career path in cybersecurity while college students can work one step closer to a lucrative cybersecurity career by competing in the NCL.

The Spring Season runs from March 19 through May 15. Registration is through March 20 and until March 24 when registration ends. For more information or to register, visit nationalcyberleague.org.

About National Cyber League:


Founded in 2011 by an alliance of public agencies dedicated to developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, the NCL is a nonprofit cybersecurity competition that measures the ability of students to perform real-world cybersecurity tasks. Powered by industry-leading cybersecurity skills evaluation technology from Cyber Skyline, the competition has students identify hackers from forensic data, break into simulated bank websites, recover from ransomware attacks, and more.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Future of School Annual Rural Summit Focused on Digital Learning

A diverse group of national leaders in education recently gathered in Austin, Texas, to share critical insights on advancing K-12 rural education through digital learning. Online and blended learning programs have supported rural students and schools in myriad ways for years, but for many educators and advocates, the pivotal role digital learning plays in boosting student engagement and academic achievement in rural education has not been widely explored. The second annual Rural Students Digital Learning Summit, which took place on February 23 and 24, 2020, was sponsored by the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA) and Future of School (FoS), and focused on providing equitable access to online and blended learning in remote areas.

Representatives from the summit’s sponsors, including Robert Currie, President of VLLA, and Robyn Bagley, a Founding Board Member of FoS, kicked off the event with thought-provoking remarks. “The schools and districts of rural America face unique challenges related to equity and access,” Bagley said. “Technology can be the equalizer to provide those students the well deserved resources afforded the nation’s most populous and affluent areas. Enabling districts to retain teachers in onsite roles as well as tap into the expertise of those located elsewhere will transform learning for rural populations.”

Through talks, presentations and open discussions in large and small group formats, attendees from 21 states and the District of Columbia shared their experiences as educators and nonprofit leaders, and explored trends, obstacles, opportunities and emerging shifts impacting rural school districts throughout America.

A few of the Summit’s highlights:

  • Three state-level presentations by representatives from the Colorado Department of Education, the Vermont Virtual Learning Collaborative and Virtual Arkansas underscored the impact that strong or absent policy has on expanding access to high quality learning opportunities.
  • Three presentations of creative strategies in Montana, North Carolina and Tennessee that involved philanthropy, state virtual programs, and/or community organizations and directly increased access and equity.
  • The Summit’s youngest attendee and speaker who has yet to receive her diploma gave a personal perspective on digital learning. Satara Ehnes, a 17-year-old senior at Julesburg High School in Colorado, will graduate with 50 college credits and an associate’s degree from community college two days prior to her high school graduation in May—an accomplishment made possible by virtual learning programs.

 

“Equitable access is a work-in-progress and much more needs to be done in order to provide high quality online learning opportunities to even the most remotely located schools,” said Amy Valentine, Executive Director of Future of School. “Our students’ futures depend on it, regional economies depend on it, and the competitiveness of our workforce depends on it.”

Attendees tackled current educational policy, solutions to teacher staffing shortages, the imperative for broadband internet, emerging social and community issues, and workforce readiness, among others, aiming to shed light on topics that shape a meaningful, rigorous and relevant K-12 learning experience despite geographic challenges.

The Summit proved to be an intimate, interactive forum for national rural education leaders, leading practitioners and supporters of online and blended learning to discuss and develop meaningful approaches that will improve rural education in the 21st century.

The Future of School fully supports the evolution of America’s rural school districts toward readiness for an increasingly interconnected world. It is committed to an active dialogue on progress made in 2020 and exchanging ideas and finding new ways forward—both at the third Annual Rural Students Digital Learning Summit in 2021, and via a digital resource repository now in the early stages of development. Sign up here to receive updates on these efforts.

Future of School is a 501(c)3 public charity amplifying the importance of K-12 learning as a catalyst for student readiness and a stronger society through programs and events, including its celebrated impact summits, original publicly shared research, grants for educators innovating in their schools and a scholarship program that rewards students diversifying their educational pathway.    

The Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance is an association of innovative virtual programs in the U.S. Consisting largely of state virtual schools and several consortia, the member organizations serve well over a half million online course enrollments annually. The Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA) is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization that includes Colorado Digital Learning Solutions, Georgia Virtual School, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance, Illinois Virtual School, Indiana Online, Michigan Virtual, Montana Digital Academy, Nevada Learning Academy, NC Virtual, Virtual Arkansas, VHS Learning, Virtual SC, Virtual Virginia, Wisconsin eSchool Network and Wisconsin Virtual School.

Posted in: Education,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Nonprofits Can Now Rent Technology to Boost Fundraising

In a class of its own, Karma Payments provides nonprofit organizations with technology unavailable elsewhere in the industry. This includes cashless payment device rentals—no other company has this option. Ideal for donations at special events, Instant Karma invites instant philanthropy for charitable causes by securely accepting mobile payments and all major cards. It is small enough to be handheld and can be rented daily, weekly, or monthly. Organizations may customize their device to spark brand awareness.

Advantageous year-round, Instant Karma particularly flourishes for spring fundraisers. Donations can be made anytime, anywhere—on trails, in parks, city plazas—attended or unattended. Think 5K races, charity golf tournaments or softball games, school or craft fairs, silent auctions, plant, bake, or book sales, garden galas, community festivals, pet parades, Memorial Day benefits, Earth Day celebrations…the sky is the limit.

Renting is a smart choice for short-term payment processing needs. It is cost-effective (why purchase a device for one-time use?) and worthwhile for optimal fundraising (cashless giving raises the average cash donation amount by 300 percent. Some nonprofits have seen a 600 percent increase).

Two weatherproof, easy-to-use models are available to rent. No login or lengthy setup necessary, simply power on and donations can be made.

Tabletop:


Designed for use in a fixed location (countertop, lobby, market); beneficial in brick and mortar institutions or outdoor areas with access to power.

Mobile:


Accepts donations on-the-go, complete with an ergonomic handle, ultra-light design, an eight-hour battery.

Instant Karma uses wireless connections for payments. If no signal is available, up to 1500 transactions can be stored offline and processed once a connection is restored.

“We value nonprofits and their charitable work,” says Chris Fleisch, co-founder and vice president, business development, Karma Payments. “To support their worthy efforts, we offer beneficial, cost-effective technology. Our rental program saves expensive product costs while increasing contribution opportunities.”

Renters receive the same white-glove treatment as buyers: Top quality products, low-cost processing, and impeccable 24/7 customer support. All rentals require a minimum one week contract. If desired, the device may be purchased at any point during the rental process; if prior to the contract’s conclusion, the rental fee (not including service fees) will be credited to the purchase. Bulk pricing is available. 

About Karma Payments


Karma Payments’ mission is to “Make a Positive and Lasting Impact in the World” by providing secure, purpose-driven, and innovative payment solutions for nonprofit partners, saving expensive processing fees. For more information about Karma Payments, their products, and services visit KarmaPayments.com or contact a nonprofit specialist at support@KarmaPayments.com

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Remcom Announces Advanced Phased Array Design Capabilities In XFdtd EM Simulation Software Including Superposition Simulation And Array Optimization

Remcom announces superposition simulation and array optimization in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, further expanding the software’s capabilities for high-frequency 5G device design and beam steering analysis.

Antenna arrays are essential for maximizing the performance of complex 5G-enabled devices, facilitating the use of beam steering, spatial diversity, and other techniques to improve throughput. Determining the numerous beam states for a new design can be tedious due to the hundreds or thousands of port phase combinations. XFdtd enables users to leverage the electromagnetic principle of superposition to reveal these combinations with a single simulation. By combining steady-state results from the simulation, XFdtd efficiently determines the port phases that maximize the far zone coverage in each direction.

Sam Seidel, XFdtd project manager, said, “Remcom continues to develop XFdtd to keep pace with the growing complexity of 5G design requirements and the advanced technologies that our customers are utilizing to meet them. Superposition and array optimization enable highly sophisticated array analysis and beam steering while removing slowdowns that impede the design workflow.”

For more information on the latest release of XFdtd, please visit Remcom’s website. XFdtd users without an active Remcom Professional Support contract can upgrade to the latest version by contacting sales.

About Remcom:

Remcom provides innovative electromagnetic simulation and wireless propagation software for users in the commercial wireless industry and government sectors. Remcom’s products are designed to work together to provide complete and accurate results when modeling propagation with real-world devices in real-world scenarios. Remcom is committed to its customers’ unique needs, offering flexible licensing options for installations of all sizes as well as custom engineered solutions.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Telecom,U.S

USARAD Including its SecondOpinions.com Division, Launches a Screening Program to Provide Medical Expertise During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic

USARAD Holdings Inc., the leading US Joint Commission Accredited teleradiology and telemedicine company backed by Siemens Healthineers and several healthcare VC firms introduces a first of its kind COVID-19 screening program. The virus has already infected over 100,000 people in over 100 countries and has caused over 4,000 fatalities to date. Over the years, USARAD through its SecondOpinions.com division has provided multi-specialty consultations to patients in over 100 countries for innumerable medical conditions and is ready to assist during the current global health crisis.

Early detection of Coronavirus is essential due to the lack of a known treatment or vaccine. Research by several leading academic radiology departments in USA and China has recently been conducted demonstrating the important role of CT diagnostics. For example, in a study conducted by Mount Sinai Health System and published in the industry-leading journal Radiology, a chest CT scan has significantly outperformed laboratory testing in diagnosing COVID-19 at 98% accuracy vs. 71% results using gene sequencing concluding that CT may be used as the primary screening tool for COVID-19.

USARAD introduces a program where a network of Chest CT-trained Radiologists provides screening diagnostics and consultations alongside other medical specialists including pulmonologists and infectious disease experts. The program is launched in partnership with Medical Diagnostic Web (MDW.io) team operating a blockchain-powered radiologist marketplace which connects hundreds of radiologists readily available to provide radiological diagnosis. The initiative will be utilizing AI algorithms as decision assistive mechanism for the team of radiologists as imaging quantities mount.

Research confirms that certain patterns of atypical pneumonia is seen on CT in patients affected with COVID-19, including ground-glass opacities, peripheral areas of consolidations, “crazy paving” as well as absence of certain findings. The evolution of such findings is critical in understanding the timeline of the disease as well as predicting progression and course of the infection. Radiology specialists are available around the clock to help diagnose or exclude COVID-19. The images can be uploaded via intuitive online service available around the clock. The team of multiple other specialists and subspecialists is also available on stand-by.

Planning for long-term preventive measures, USARAD has partnered with its Israeli Nanox Imaging (http://www.nanox.vision) that has developed a novel medical imaging system based on a digital X-ray source providing highly mobile, small footprint medical screening systems at a fraction of the cost of the industry-standard scanners. The partnership collaborates with global government health authorities planning potential global deployment of thousands of scanners at ports, border waypoints and community medical centers that may enable efficient and timely preventive screening for future outbreaks of COVID-19 or other similar pandemics.

USARAD and Nanox recently announced a joint distribution deal for the deployment of 3,000 Nanox.ARC scanners in the US. Once cleared by the FDA, the Nanox scanners will be dispatched into the high risk areas to provide immediately screening capabilities. Imaging devices can significantly limit patient transportation, facilitate disinfection and therefore lower the risk of virus transmission.

Dr. Michael Yuz, Founder & CEO of USARAD stated: “USARAD together with its strategic partners, MDW and Nanox is available to help patients world-wide during the current COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging the latest science and technology. We are doing everything possible to reduce panic, bringing the peace of mind to millions of patients world-wide.”

About USARAD Holding Inc. including SecondOpinions.com


USARAD Holdings, Inc. is a global telemedicine company consisting of two operating divisions – USARAD and SecondOpinions.com. USARAD is a radiology services provider offering interpretations of a full range of sub-specialty and general radiology patient studies. With an existing advanced technology network connecting medical facilities to board-certified radiologists and support staff, USARAD offers radiology services in all 50 states as well as more than 15 countries. Via its unique Radiology-On-Demand® platform, USARAD is committed to providing timely and responsive image review 24/7. SecondOpinions.com® is a medical consultation and second opinions leader providing health care customers, physicians and consumers with expert opinions from all medical specialties and sub-specialties. For more information please visit http://usarad.com & http://secondopinions.com.

About MDW.io


Medical diagnostic web (MDW.io) is first of its kind decentralized autonomous organization operating Blockchain based platform which utilizes smart-contract to facilitate complex B2B and consumer transactions between various stakeholders in radiology field. MDW.io designed to facilitate remote medical diagnostic consultations including radiologic and multispecialty second opinions, peer reviews, primary and preliminary teleradiology interpretations as well as synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine visits. MDW puts patients in forefront of their diagnostic health records by allowing patients and their diagnostic providers to upload findings in a secure, anonymized manner to be further evaluated by the community. For more information please visit http://mdw.io.

About Nanox:


Nanox, founded by the serial entrepreneur Ran Poliakine, is an Israeli corporation that is developing a commercial-grade digital X-ray source designed to be used in real-world medical imaging applications. Nanox believes that its novel technology could significantly reduce the costs of medical imaging systems and plans to seek collaborations with world-leading healthcare organizations and companies, to provide affordable, early detection imaging service for all. For more information, please visit http://www.nanox.vision.

Posted in: Technology,U.S

SAFE Health Selected as Finalist for 2020 SXSW PITCH

SAFE Health, a digital healthcare company focused on sexual health, has been selected as a finalist for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator) for its debut product, The SAFE App, which lets potential partners verify each others sexual health status and provides the easiest and least expensive way to get tested.

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 13 - 22, 2020) Startups Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the 937 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2020, SAFE was selected as one of 5 finalists in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category.

The event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2020 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 15, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored. SAFE and fellow finalists in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category will present on March 15th.

“Our goal is to empower young people to respect and protect their sexual health,”said Lauren Weiniger, co-founder of SAFE. “We created a tool to make it easier, and a little less awkward, to have the conversation about sexual health between partners, while also providing access to easy and affordable testing. It’s not about blame or shame, our mission is to end the spread and stigma of STDs in our lifetime.”

According to the CDC, STD rates have reached an all-time high in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row. Dating apps and social networks have played a significant role as they have expanded dating pools, enabling STIs to spread rapidly through diverse populations. The HIPAA-compliant SAFE App is the first real-world, practical solution to addressing what the CDC now calls a “public health crisis.” The app lets people import their medical records from any provider, so they can show their status on their phone (and confirm the status of their partners). The app also lets users schedule affordable testing at 30,000 locations across the country.

“For over a decade, SXSW Pitch has played a pivotal role in...giving promising companies the resources they need to succeed when it matters most and providing high profile exposure,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 503 companies who have participated since the competition’s inception, over 75 percent have gone on to secure funding and 16 percent have been acquired.”

For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch.

About SAFE App


SAFE App lets people show their verified STD status on their phone, and provides the easiest and least expensive way to get tested and treated. Users can import their medical records for free from any provider, or book testing at over 30,000 locations. SAFE has partnerships with many of the leading players in healthcare, including Quest, Labcorp, and Mayo Clinic. More than an app, SAFE is a movement to end the spread and stigma of STDs in our lifetime.
Download SAFE App here: http://www.safeapp.me
Photo assets can be found here: https://goo.gl/6zs47h

About SXSW


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2020 will take place March 13 - 22, 2020. For more information, please visit sxsw.com.

Media Contact:
Bridget Garwood
The SAFE App
301-305-6284

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Arreva Launches ExceedFurther - The Next Generation, All-in-One, Fundraising and Donor Relationship Management Software

Arreva, the trusted advisors and leaders of fundraising and donor relationship management software for nonprofits today, launches ExceedFurther, the All-in-One, Cloud-based, Fundraising and Donor Relationship Management Solution. ExceedFurther's complete collection of applications combined with user-friendly simplicity is unlike anything currently available for nonprofits. It enables organizations of any size to be more productive and work more efficiently and collaboratively to transform fundraising and cultivate donor relationships.

The launch of ExceedFurther represents the next evolution of nonprofit fundraising and donor relationship management software. ExceedFurther's best-in-class household and organization approach provides the ability to bring together donor relationships in a unique way for a 360-degree view and an accurate understanding of donors and constituents. The platform streamlines nonprofit workflow and simplifies administrative efforts by providing one unified application to manage donations, donors, constituents, campaigns, volunteers, events, grants, online fundraising, and more. ExceedFurther offers peer-to-peer fundraising, recurring giving, and an option to cover processing fees, allowing nonprofits to increase donor contributions effortlessly.

"Nonprofits are accustomed to using various disparate applications to manage their donor relationships and fundraising efforts. From managing events to volunteers, campaigns, households, donor databases, and more, siloed applications result in process inefficiencies and software integration challenges, making it difficult in the past to glean actionable insights," said David Blyer, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Arreva. "Now, with ExceedFurther, nonprofits can view and manage every interaction with every stakeholder and leverage powerful analytics to understand and improve donor stewardship and engagement," Blyer adds.

"We've realized tremendous value from this integrated solution," says Pat Burke, Director of Finance and Administration for The Jewish Federation of Northeast Florida. "This fully integrated system has significantly improved our ability to raise funds and attract and engage new donors while saving us time and money."

Nonprofits also enjoy access to trusted advisors and in-house nonprofit experts offering best practices and hands-on product training and resources. "Without Arreva, what we do would be impossible. Arreva provides a one-stop-shop solution for our organization," says Soraya Rivera-Moya, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of South Florida.

"ExceedFurther's powerful yet straightforward integrated software solution is a natural evolution," says Susan Packard Orr, Co-founder, and Chairman of Arreva. "Our mission at Arreva has always been about bringing the best technology and insights to nonprofit organizations so they can spend more time furthering their cause, and less time using technology."

Nonprofits around the world today are benefiting from the value of our all-in-one solution. Customers currently using both Arreva's online fundraising and donor relationship management solution have transitioned to ExceedFurther. To learn more about ExceedFurther and how your nonprofit can transform fundraising and cultivate and engage donor relationships, request a demo.

About Arreva


Arreva is the trusted advisor and market leader of fundraising and donor relationship management software for thousands of nonprofits, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Ronald McDonald House Charities®, The Arc, The National Association of Police Athletic Leagues, and Meals on Wheels. ExceedFurther, Arreva's All-in-One, Cloud-based, Integrated Solution, is helping nonprofits worldwide further their mission, transform fundraising, and cultivate relationships with donors and constituents. With offices in Palo Alto, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Phoenix, AZ Arreva's team has served the nonprofit industry for over three decades. Learn more at Arreva.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S

Shred Cube Launches First-Ever USB Drag-and-Drop File Shredding Device

The Shred Cube, the first product of its kind ever to hit the market officially launched on March 1st, 2020, bringing in a new frontier of fast, reliable, secure and permanent digital file deletion.

The key features of the Shred Cube include an easy to use drag-and-drop or attach interface, PC and Mac compatibility, and the peace of mind that your unwanted documents and files are actually gone with no trace left behind. The compact hand held “cube” weighs in at a feathery 2.3oz and comes in at a one-time cost of 9.99. With rigid dimensions of 1 x 1 x 1inches, the tiny profile makes it easy to transport and use across multiple devices.

“Our mission is to bring the simplicity of an office paper shredder to the world of digital files, all in a simple plug-and-play USB device.”

-Nancie Williams, Co-Founder

Traditional file deletion software and programs often make computers even more vulnerable to common cyber threats, like malware, ransomware, and trojans by using downloadable software. Unless a person is downloading a well-known, highly-vetted file remover over the internet, there’s no way of knowing what they’re potentially exposing their computer or network to. There is always a degree of risk, even with the most noteworthy file removal programs.

The Shred Cube promises what other file removers simply cannot. Since the Shred Cube is an external device, users can be confident that no additional files or logs will be added to their system that could potentially compromise the machine’s or network’s security. Being wholly external, the Shred Cube permanently deletes digital files, folders or bulk data without software needing to be downloaded. Even better is that Shred Cube does not save any of the user’s data to the cube itself and there is no trace of the cube being used on the device.

Because of its ability to quickly and securely remove sensitive data, the Shred Cube has a number of applications across multiple industries, including:

Healthcare
Financial
Legal
Corporate
Industrial
Consumer

About Shred Cube


Founders Alex Stieb and Nancie Williams created the Shred Cube with privacy at the forefront, creating an easier way to permanently delete sensitive personal data, client information, or any other computer files from any device in an instant. Nancie’s background in the legal field combined with Alex’s background in industrial manufacturing and engineering was the perfect union when it came to offering the general public this incredible innovation in cybersecurity.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology,U.S

Rybbon and Sawtooth Software Partner to Improve Survey Data with Automated Rewards

Rybbon, a digital rewards platform, announced today a partnership with Sawtooth Software, a premier provider of survey software tools specializing in conjoint analysis and MaxDiff. The new collaboration helps increase data collection for Sawtooth’s client base by increasing response rates from respondents by offering gift rewards.

Rybbon’s integration for digital rewards enhances Sawtooth’s decades of experience in quantifying preference and choice modeling. Sawtooth’s choice to partner with Rybbon will provide clients with greater depth and breadth of data when partnered with Rybbon’s reward programs. Customers will eliminate the need to manage incentives by hand with an easy-to-use, automated, and self-run survey rewards system.

Rybbon’s rewards integration with the Sawtooth Software platform simplifies and expedites the reward fulfillment process. Users can offer survey respondents a wide selection of eGift cards, Visa and Mastercard Prepaid cards, and charitable donations with all communication aligned to customer branding.

Sawtooth Software clients will also benefit from 100% refunds on all unclaimed rewards with up-to-the-minute status on respondents, reward choices, delivery, and reward claims. The rewards process is automatic and preserves response anonymity. By adding incentives to their survey programs, Sawtooth customers can boost response rates, thus increasing the quality of data they need.

“We are pleased to partner with Sawtooth Software,” said Rybbon’s CEO, Jignesh Shah. “Our software integrates to improve the value of their surveys and data analysis.” Justin Luster, Director of Product Management at Sawtooth agrees, “This simplifies our reward fulfillment so we can focus our energy on providing even higher levels of client satisfaction with our choice analysis software.”

About Rybbon
Rybbon puts the power of rewards to work for marketers and market researchers through its extensive catalog of e-gifts from top brands like Amazon.com and Panera. Rybbon also offers rewards suitable for international rewards programs such as Visa and Mastercard Prepaid card rewards that work in over 150 countries. Rybbon integrates with top marketing platforms like HubSpot, Marketo, Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey and Talkable to make gifting easy and automatic.

Learn more about Rybbon at http://www.rybbon.net.

About Sawtooth Software


Sawtooth Software provides advanced analytics and insights through conjoint analysis of survey responses. Their insights assist organizations in understanding their customers’ preferences when given multiple choices. They provide survey platforms, consulting, and educational services.

Get started using Sawtooth Software at https://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Newline Teams Up with Logitech to Deliver Bundled Video Conference Solutions

Newline Interactive is pleased to announce it is teaming up with Logitech to deliver new bundled video conferencing solutions featuring Newline’s interactive touch panels and Logitech conference room systems. Combining their products into a bundled offering gives people the ability to connect and collaborate with others, both in the same room and across the globe. These new solutions deliver a best-in-class video conferencing experience, as well as support future customer technology needs.

“The Newline and Logitech partnership is a powerful combination. This modular peripheral approach creates a unique solution that will allow us to make a positive impact on more of our customers.” stated Chris Bradford, President of Newline.

The initial bundles come in two different configurations, easily tailored to the customer’s needs. Each will include either the award-winning Newline interactive RS Series or IP Series touch panel paired with a Logitech Meetup and TV Mount XL for Meetup. These bundles will be available through all authorized Newline partners, including distributors, resellers, and system integrators, and you can find more about the products and how to purchase online.

With Newline and Logitech combined, this product team-up allows virtually every room, in every organization, the ability to have interactive videoconferencing at a competitive price point, placing customers on the best path for success.

More about Newline Interactive


Founded in 2012, Newline Interactive provides exceptional experiences to corporations, universities, government agencies, healthcare and schools with their multi-touch interactive panels, accessories, and software. The continual innovation and product development Newline practices result in the company’s reputation as a world-class organization without exception. Find out more at newline-interactive.com.

Posted in: Services,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Otus Releases Enterprise Analytics Tools for the K-12 Sector

Otus, the fast-growing edtech company based in Chicago, announced today the release of two transformational data analytics tools: Historical Analytics and the Otus Data Consortium.

Historical Analytics is designed to give school and district leaders a simplified way to see trends in student academic performance, engagement and social-emotional development, and ultimately the impact these have on state and local assessments over time.

The Otus Data Consortium allows neighboring or like-minded school districts to share and compare their student performance data using their own criteria. In practice: a High School Principal can generate a report instantly to see all of the student data from every feeder middle school in minutes. This allows school leaders to develop better plans for incoming students, and eliminates countless face-to-face meetings with incomplete data.

"Every industry in the world has a way to measure performance in real-time, except for K12 education. This means that schools are being run by leaders who, by no fault of their own, are forced to make decisions using incomplete or stagnant data, like state-test scores," said Andy Bluhm, CEO and Co-Founder of Otus. “With Otus, school and district leaders can pair student performance on infrequent high-stakes and benchmark assessments with real-time classroom data on how students are performing each day. By providing a complete learning picture, administrators have the foundation to continuously improve educational outcomes more rapidly than ever before .”

The challenge to seeing data in real-time, is the ability to collect data in real-time. Otus has overcome this challenge by building dozens of teacher-friendly tools that seamlessly integrate into one platform. Otus encourages frequent use by teachers by eliminating the need to bounce from one disconnected app to another to complete all of tasks associated with their jobs. From grading assignments to texting families, all of these tasks live in one place: Otus.

As Otus is used by teachers and students, performance data is organized, aggregated and paired with legacy data (state tests, college entrance exams, benchmark assessments) and made available for an infinite number of analyses in real-time so that critical decisions can be made based on the best and most accurate information.

In addition to detailed data analysis (gender, student subgroup, ethnicity/race, extracurriculars, etc.) that individual school systems can practice with their own students, Otus also released the Otus Data Consortium tool which gives school districts the ability to share their data with one another for cross-district analysis and idea sharing.

“As K12 educators work to collaborate, the ability to compare a single district to similar school systems, or to schools anywhere in the world using a common set of data, is critical” said Dr. Keith Westman, COO of Otus.

"We have several school systems representing some of the largest and smallest districts in the country who were given early access to our analytics tools," said Christopher Hull, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder. "The conversations that are happening in districts as a result of what the data is showing have been powerful. Teachers are seeing the results of their work in entirely new ways which have led to better conversations about student learning."

With this product release, current and future Otus clients have access to these powerful new analytics tools that shine a light, creating a clear path forward to maximize student learning.

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Sandhya Padala - A Rare Inspirational Journey From a Traditional Indian Background to a Modern American Female Entrepreneur

Sandy Padala, the Founder and CEO of Rex Programming, is a global entrepreneur working towards bringing high quality technology education to everyone. Her journey from a conservative Indian family, to one of the few women in major corporate IT management roles, to a start-up founder, is an inspiration to everyone, especially for minorities, immigrants and women. 

“I grew up in a 300 sq ft home that I shared with 5 people”, says Sandy. “I was an average student who excelled in Math but was not good in History, Biology, or English.  My Mom was strict and taught me the value of hard work. Dad was lenient and taught me to believe in myself.” By 11th grade, it was clear that math and computer science would be her key to a successful future.

Sandy went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Toledo.  For the first eight years she lived in the US, she played it safe. She never questioned anyone and always agreed to what her bosses said because of her insecurities about her English and finances, and her upbringing in a culture that taught girls that they should defer to men.

She improved her English by watching movies and attending classes. As her confidence grew and her financial and visa situation stabilized, she worked her way up to senior IT management positions at reputed corporations like Harley-Davidson Motor Company as well as serving on nonprofit boards, like the YMCA. In her last full-time corporate position, she ran a multi-million dollar, 200+ person project.  Of the 200 people on her team, less than 3% were women.

Sandy says “It is important to make the family a part of your journey.” Since her son was six, he wanted to learn to create video games, “I looked high and low for a suitable environment for him” Sandy explained, “when I couldn’t find one, I decided to create one.” 

She has spent the last four years overcoming many obstacles as she builds her company, Rex Programming. She says it is critical for entrepreneurs to remain open-minded and adjust their strategy with developing situations and circumstances.

Rex aims to provide organizations the best-in-class cutting-edge technology courses.

“I was struck by the comment made by Sandy, that coding is the reading and writing for the future generation. That really resonates when you realize how basic reading and writing is and what that means for coding going forward.”

Curt Hazelbaker President/CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Today, Rex is a huge success having impacted over 10,000 students in its short tenure and has doubled revenue every year, for the past two years and opened a second location in North Carolina. It has taught students through partnerships and pilot programs with major organizations like Girl Scouts, YMCA, as well as camps and classes at reputed private schools such as Greenhill.

Sandy had considered giving up like any other entrepreneur. Her daughter told her that if Steve Jobs had given up then the world wouldn’t be where it is today. Sandy realized that she needs to be a good role model for her daughter, nieces and many other women afraid to take the next step. She discovered her inner strength and resilience while building her business. The financial investment and support of her husband and brother helped her at every step. She also credits her success to her employees and advisory board. 

According to Sandy, the biggest challenge of a female entrepreneur is to balance societal obligations, taking care of family, and the demands of running a business. Sandy believes that women are better at business as handling conflict, emotions, empathy, multitasking and being realistic about finances comes naturally to them.

The confident entrepreneur realizes that she is the best salesperson of her product and services. She is conscious that she has a long entrepreneurial journey ahead and is poise about it. In the technology domain where there are few female entrepreneurs, Sandhya Padala has emerged as a role model that others can look up to. 

Here is a testimonial from the youngest students of Rex Programming.

Also view this news link video

To follow Sandy and her activities you may visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandhyapadala/ and for information on her company you can visit the website http://www.rexprogramming.com/

Sandy's interview on Dallas Innovates also highlighted the company's unique offerings and vision (to read, visit https://dallasinnovates.com/rex-programming-is-helping-kids-become-digitally-literate).

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Education,Family & Parenting,Technology

Nastel announces the general availability of Nastel Navigator 10

Nastel Technologies™, a premier global provider of Messaging Middleware Centric solutions covering end-to-end Transaction Tracking and Application Performance Management (APM) for mission-critical applications in mixed cloud environments, announced today the general availability of Nastel Navigator™ release 10.

Nastel Navigator™ is a solution helping enterprises to efficiently and securely manage and control Message Oriented Middleware in hybrid cloud environments. Middleware administrators can delegate management tasks to development and QA users through a self-service web portal, improving delivery times for new and existing applications and provides an audit trail of all the changes.

David Mavashev, the Founder of Nastel® said, “We continue to innovate. Our Navigator is the only solution that provides secure Self-service of multiple messaging middleware environments in one product”.

This latest release includes a number of performance and functional enhancements requested by customers. Customers with multi-vendor environments such as IBM’s MQ, MQ Appliance, Tibco/EMS and Apache – Kafka can:

  • Automate changes, integrate with IT automation platforms
  • At last be able to make quick global changes with rollback and reporting
  • Be able to schedule changes and use automation to move, copy, manipulate and replicate entire environments to aid rapid deployments
  • Simply search for objects and messages through the whole messaging middleware estate

Nastel Navigator™ delivers increased functionality to help enterprises streamline the management of their messaging middleware estates.

About Nastel®:

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Plainview, NY, Nastel Technologies™ provides IT organizations and business executives with the tools and insights they need to understand and manage their digital environments. Nastel® is a privately held company headquartered in New York, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany and Mexico, and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Nastel® solution includes products AutoPilot® for proactive monitoring, XRay covering Decision Support and end-to-end transaction tracking, and Navigator for multi-middleware management.

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Northern New England Taproom Tour, Hosted by ACCESS Manufacturing Systems, Showcasing State-of-the-art Markforged 3D Printing in Metals and Composites

ACCESS Manufacturing Systems is pleased to formally announce the Northern New England Taproom Tour, featuring Markforged 3D Printers at popular breweries located in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

The tour will take place in Portland, ME (March 9, 2020); Portsmouth, NH (March 10, 2020); Manchester, NH (March 11, 2020); and Burlington, VT (March 12, 2020). Demonstrations will allow attendees to experience the simplicity of the CAD to final 3D printed part process, while learning how parts can be printed in copper, stainless steel, tool steel, Inconel, titanium, onyx, fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar and more. Complimentary beverages will be provided for attendees twenty-one years and older, as well as a chance to win a 0 gift card to each brewery event location.

The Northern New England Taproom Tour comes after the wildly successful Georgia Taproom Tour, which ACCESS hosted in September 2019. ACCESS experts drew considerable crowds in Georgia, intensifying the hype over groundbreaking advancements in additive manufacturing.

Interest has steadily grown among manufacturers throughout the Eastern United States, since ACCESS first announced the addition of Markforged 3D Printers to their product suite in June 2019.

“Industrial 3D printers are no longer a novelty item in a manufacturing facility. They have become a vital part, and compliment to, the machining operations on the plant floor,” said Joe Lagennusa, national sales manager at ACCESS Manufacturing Systems. “Our goal is to deliver the newest technology, such as copper 3D printing solutions or reinforced continuous Carbon Fiber. Quality and strength of end-use and prototype parts are important needs our customers have expressed. These solutions deliver that and more, so we’re excited to showcase the technology throughout Northern New England to share how local competitors are already leveraging additive manufacturing.”

Stanley Black & Decker replaced their current manufacturing work flow with the Markforged Metal X 3D Printer and now saves between 34% and 48% on manufacturing costs, while reducing part lead-time by 69%.

Saint-Gobain increased productivity and design freedom with the Markforged X7 Composite 3D Printer. “We were able to hit print and have four hundred parts come off our X7 printer ready for the factory line . . . We had a one-hundred percent return on investment within six months of purchasing the printer," said Emmanuel Simadiris, research engineer at Saint-Gobain.

Registration for The Northern New England Taproom Tour is now open. Register today for free to secure your seat (space is limited).

About ACCESS:


ACCESS Manufacturing Systems, Inc. is the largest CAMWorks® reseller in the world. For more than 30 years, ACCESS has delivered best-in-class manufacturing software and accessories, along with unsurpassed industry expertise, to thousands of companies across the nation. ACCESS also provides customers with alternative, cutting-edge and affordable, end-to-end 3D printing manufacturing solutions. Our extensive industry knowledge has allowed our customers to enhance their machining operations by reducing setup time, doubling machine capacity, and improving overall quality. To gain ACCESS to the most qualified team of CAM experts in the industry, please visit accessmfgsys.com, or connect with us on LinkedInFacebook, and YouTube.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Professional Services,Technology,U.S

Stratosphere Networks Named to CRN's 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 List

Stratosphere Networks has been named to the 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, for the third consecutive year. The annual list highlights top North American technology providers and consultants that demonstrate innovative approaches to delivering managed services. The organizations included on the list help their clients improve operational efficiencies and systems to maximize their return on IT investments.

Especially in today’s digital age, MSPs provide crucial support and services to help businesses tackle digital transformation and successfully adopt and maintain complex technologies. CRN’s MSP 500 list recognizes forward-thinking MSPs that offer cutting-edge and groundbreaking solutions.

The MSP 500 list is divided into three categories: the Pioneer 250, which includes companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on small and midsize businesses (SMBs); the Security 100, which recognizes organizations that focus mostly on cloud-based, off-premise security services; and the Elite 150, which includes large, data-center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on- and off-premises services.

Stratosphere Networks delivers comprehensive managed services (including co-managed IT and managed cybersecurity services) and trusted advisor services to businesses across all industries. The company was also named to the MSP 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category in 2019 and 2018.

“We’re honored that CRN chose to include us on the MSP 500 list again this year,” said Steve Melchiorre, CEO of Stratosphere Networks. “Our team works hard every day to empower our clients with exceptional IT support and services, and we’re very pleased to earn recognition for our efforts.”

For the full MSP 500 list, please visit CRN’s website.

About Stratosphere Networks

Stratosphere Networks is a Chicago-based multifaceted IT managed service provider focused on delivering comprehensive technology services and solutions to meet and exceed always-changing, diverse business needs. Since 2003, Stratosphere Networks has grown exponentially and continues to provide best-in-class and cost-effective solutions to businesses in all industries. Visit http://www.stratospherenetworks.com for more information.

For more information contact:

Lori Leonardo
847-440-8608
LoriL@stratospherenetworks.com

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New Petition Holds Social Media Giants Accountable in Wildlife Crime

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) – the largest alliance of wildlife centers in Africa – has launched its “Not a Pet” petition, demanding that tech giants Facebook and Google stop enabling wildlife crime. “Not a Pet” is part of a three-pronged strategy to fight the illegal wildlife trade that began in January with Action for Chimpanzees (AFC), a program to curtail poaching of western chimpanzees and prevent their impending extinction, and continued with the call to close markets selling bushmeat.

“Wildlife crime is an existential threat to primates in Africa,” said Gregg Tully, PASA Executive Director. “And while our members are a crucial bulwark against trafficking, they can’t do it alone. We need to hold social media companies accountable for their role in this heinous trade.”

Social media companies play a key role in the wildlife crime supply chain. Traffickers share videos and images of monkeys and apes for sale – often as light, fun content that is quickly shared. When buyers signal interest, social media companies enable the next phase of the sale by providing private, encrypted channels like WhatsApp for communication between buyer and seller. This contributes to a trade involving hundreds of thousands of primates every year, according to research – and lives of misery for the unfortunate animals who are the victims of this criminal activity.

Primates are not suitable pets for many reasons. A baby chimp usually spends the first five years of its life nursing. Without this critical contact time, primates fail to pick up natural behaviors, and they may even develop aggressive or fearful behaviors. But the hard part comes when they reach sexual maturity. For smaller monkeys, this occurs around 18 to 24 months of age, while chimps mature around seven years of age. At this point, the animal will likely become aggressive and territorial. In an effort to contain adult primates, owners often resort to locking their “child” up in a tiny cage, filing their teeth or having them removed, forcing them to wear shock collars, or even beating them. When these tactics fail to control their adult primate, owners are forced to give up their pet or risk their safety.

“Internet markets can be much larger than physical markets,” said Dan Stiles, head of the Project to End Great Ape Slavery (PEGAS) and a leading researcher tracking wildlife crime. “Thousands of buyers located in many countries can be involved. That’s why the Not a Pet petition is so important. We have to bring social pressure to these companies so that they have an incentive to enforce their policies or develop stronger ones.”

Fast Facts:

  • There are fewer than 300,000 chimps left in the wild.
  • Wildlife crime is the fourth largest type of international crime.
  • In 2015, the primate trade volume was estimated at 8M, a 40% increase over three years.
  • The United States has remained the largest importer of live primates since 2009.
  • Wild chimpanzees are already extinct in four of their former African range countries
  • Chimps and other primates are killed for bushmeat and sold in wildlife markets similar to the one believed to be the source of the coronavirus. The mothers are killed and their babies are sold as pets.

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Halfpricesoft.com Now Offers 2019 ezW2Correction Software In Network Format for 2 to 15 Users

Halfpricesoft.com offers the latest ezW2Correction software in a 2 to 15 user network version format. The W2 and W3 form correction software is compatible for business owners and tax professionals that need the application on multiple computers or in multiple locations.

“W2C and W3C software, ezW2Correction 2019 is now available to customers as a network version for 2 to 15 user compatibility.” said Halfpricesoft.com Founder, Dr. Ge.

Download and purchase to begin processing W2 and W3 correction forms immediately: https://www.halfpricesoft.com/w2c_software.asp. The software’s point-and-click simplicity makes it ideal for small business owners who have better things to do than learn complicated software.

In addition to the customer support offered, ezW2 Correction also includes white paper printing that has been approved by SSA to print all W-2C and W-3C forms, eliminating the need to purchase red ink forms.

ezW2Correction Basic Single User Version is .00. Prices begin at for the network version of ezW2 Correction software. The network version includes Import W2 Previous Data from csv and efile document.

Network version includes:

  • Print tax Year 2007 - 2019 Correction forms
  • With Data Import feature, unlimited companies, unlimited forms
  • ezW2Correction software can print W2C (copy 1, 2, A, B, C and D) and W3C on plain white paper. (This feature is SSA-approved).
  • Multiple users can share the same account over network with network version
  • ezW2 Correction can also fill data on pre-printed forms .
  • ezW2 Correction can print recipient copies into digital PDF file.
  • ezW2 Correction can support unlimited companies, recipients and forms with one flat rate
  • Try before purchasing
  • New enterprise version for Importing both W2 previous and corrected data from csv file

 

ezW2Correction is compatible with Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 systems. Even the smallest of businesses can benefit from this easy to use W2 and W3 Correction filing software.

Other tax software from Halfpricesoft.com includes ez1099 and ezW2Correction. Potential customers can test to ensure ezW2 meets the business needs at no risk or obligation. Download test at https://www.halfpricesoft.com/w2c_software.asp.

About halfpricesoft.com


Halfpricesoft.com is a leading provider of small business software,
including online and desktop payroll software, online employee attendance tracking software, accounting software, in-house business and personal check printing software, W2, software, 1099 software, Accounting software, 1095 form software and ezACH direct deposit software. Software from halfpricesoft.com is trusted by thousands of customers and will help small business owners simplify payroll processing and streamline business management.

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Following Agreement to Assume Management of the BeyondTrust Auditor Suite, Cygna Labs Appoints Morgan Holm as Vice President of Products

Following the recent agreement to assume management of the BeyondTrust’s Auditor Suite, Cygna Labs continues to tap experts in the field, today announcing that Morgan Holm has joined its management team as vice president of products.

With more than 19 years’ experience in product management and a strong focus on security audit, systems management and identity for multi-cloud and hybrid environments, Holm will oversee Cygna Labs’ product teams. Prior to joining Cygna Labs, he achieved rapid growth at many organizations as a success-driven and customer-centric strategist. He brings significant experience in auditing and compliance solutions including work as a product manager at NetPro through the Quest acquisition, and again at the Blackbird Group, which was acquired by BeyondTrust.

He most recently served as VP of product management for 5nine Software, managing its hybrid cloud security and management solutions.

Morgan Holm, VP of products, Cygna Labs, said, “I am excited to join Cygna Labs and look forward to being a part of this dynamic, forward-thinking technology team. I believe that the experience I bring to the table will ensure a smooth transition not only for our internal teams, but also for our customers.”

Rainer Maurer, CEO, Cygna Labs, said, “Morgan’s audit and compliance background as a product manager at NetPro and Blackbird, combined with his hybrid and multi-cloud experience, will be a huge benefit to Cygna Labs, our customers and those BeyondTrust Auditor Suite clients making the transition to Cygna Labs.”

About Cygna Labs
Cygna Labs is a leading provider of compliance solutions that grant unparalleled visibility across Microsoft-hybrid IT infrastructures. Built from the ground up to protect data regardless of its location, Cygna Auditor delivers insight into user behavior, system configuration and data sensitivity. Organizations worldwide rely on Cygna Labs to detect and proactively mitigate data security threats, affordably pass compliance audits, with less effort, and increase the productivity of their IT departments. For more information, visit https://cygnalabs.com.

Posted in: Professional Services,Technology,U.S

Chris Ezekiel of Creative Virtual Appears in Leaders Council Podcast Alongside Sir Geoff Hurst

The Founder & CEO of Creative Virtual, a world leader in customer and employee engagement solutions, discusses leading the company and being a global player in the chatbot, virtual agent and live chat industry in a recent episode of The Leaders Council podcast. The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is talking with leadership figures from across the nation, including Creative Virtual’s Chris Ezekiel, as part of their new podcast.

Chris was invited to an episode of the podcast, which also includes an interview with Sir Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O’Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date. In the episode, Chris touches on the importance of having a healthy body and mind as a leader and being able to motivate people and make difficult decisions when needed to move the company forward.

“It was a pleasure to be a part of The Leaders Council podcast with Sir Geoff Hurst,” says Chris. “Growing a profitable company requires strong leadership, conviction in your vision for the company and employing good people who bring a different perspective from your own to the business. I’m proud of the Creative Virtual team and the work we’ve done together to build a successful company in a very competitive marketplace over the last sixteen years.”

“I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how the industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick,” says Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. “Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.”

The full podcast episode is available on both YouTube and Spotify.

More information about Creative Virtual and the company’s award-winning chatbot, virtual agent and live chat solutions is available on the Creative Virtual website.

ABOUT CREATIVE VIRTUAL

Creative Virtual, winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2017 and Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 AI-Enhance Customer Self-Service Product Leadership Award, is a world leader in self-service solutions that enable anywhere, anytime customer engagement between brands and their customers. Leading global organisations including Lloyds Banking Group, BT, HSBC, Chase and InterContinental Hotels Group rely on our award-winning V-Person™ technology to improve their customer support experience, increase sales, reduce costs and build brand loyalty.

Backed by an experienced, expert team as well as an extensive partner network, our innovative virtual agent, live chat, knowledge management and business intelligence platform empower organisations to provide customers with consistent, accurate, personalised and seamless omnichannel engagement across web, mobile, social, SMS, contact centre, service desk, live chat and IVR channels. Delivering significant contact deflection and reductions in average call handling times, as well as increased first contact resolution, together with powerful customer analytics and outcome tracking, the V-Person Smart Help platform is the most compelling self-service product in the world today.

Creative Virtual is headquartered in the United Kingdom with operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information about Creative Virtual and V-Person technology, please visit our website at https://www.creativevirtual.com.

Posted in: Services,Technology

PST Announces Railyard Automation Systems Design and Services

PS Technology (PST) is today launching its train terminal process control systems for switching operations. The modern and proprietary SwitchPro™ software systems and yard design services are now available for all railroads interested in automating or upgrading their train terminals.

“We're seeing hump yards increase their cars per minute by over 20% while at the same time decreasing misroutes,” said Levi Keene, senior manager-Yard Systems, PST. “There is a lot of industry pressure right now to optimize the rail network; the SwitchPro systems are designed to meet that need.”

In addition to the hump yard software known as SwitchPro HPC, the product line includes solutions for flat yards, as well as receiving and departure yards. PST’s solutions have been implemented across Union Pacific Railroad’s 23-state network over the last eight years.

“We’ve helped fine-tune operations for the largest Class I railroad in America,” said Jeff Jordan, systems engineer, PST. “The concentrated effort allowed us to create smart systems that self-tune based on car characteristics, track structure, weather, and more.”

The system comes with real-time monitoring abilities used to alert maintainers, operators, and management on the health and performance of the solution.

“We have real-time insight into the network’s state, health, and operational performance, creating a closed-loop control system and operating environment that allows for steady-state and sustainable operations,” said Nathan Nowak, senior systems engineer, Union Pacific.

SwitchPro HPC is designed to be a distributed process control system with all field devices communicating through fiber-connected cabins throughout the yard. Each cabin consists of redundant hardware and fiber optic cable rings, ensuring that single failures do not impact operations. The system’s architecture allows for 99.99% system availability.

The flat yard system, SwitchPro FPC, automates previously manual tasks in flat yards. Integrated work list management leads to more efficient operations during car classification, lining routes and car processing, and ensures accurate car location.

SwitchPro NX is a state-of-the-art system designed to improve routing, track protection and blue flag protection in receiving, departure, or any yard requiring switch or derail automation routing. The program seamlessly integrates with other classification systems, while supporting commercially available hardware and mobile capabilities for use within the terminal.

“We are extremely pleased to bring this modern solution to the rail industry,” said Seenu Chundru, president, PST. “Eliminating yard dwell and speeding train-building is a proven way to increase ROI.”

About PS Technology


PS Technology is committed to delivering significant and measurable returns to its clients and partners. For over three decades, PST has improved the processes and systems surrounding crew management, timekeeping and physics-based simulation solutions with integrity and a desire to create value.

PST’s asset management systems power the largest railroads in North America. PST’s crew management and timekeeping solutions have been used to manage the day-to-day operations of over 100,000 employees that run, maintain and support rail operations across more than 120,000 miles of rail. PST’s physics-based simulation solutions provide a premium learning environment.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology

Konica Minolta Extends Alliance with M-Files to Bring Intelligent Information Management to the Entire European Market

M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced a strengthened technology alliance with Konica Minolta, a global leader in document management. After initial successes in 14 European countries, the two companies have widened their alliance to bring their intelligent information management solution to the entire European market. With a heightened partnership, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe and M-Files will enhance AI-driven document management offerings for shared customers. The deeper alliance will enable users to benefit from Konica Minolta's existing document management solutions, strengthened by the M-Files next generation intelligent information management platform. The pan-European partnership will come into action this month.

“Our enhanced partnership with M-Files is further evidence of the growing need for intelligent document processing solutions that enable business agility and support strategic digital transformation initiatives across enterprises," commented Katja Nick, Product Marketing Manager – Information Management, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. "We are delighted to be partnering with M-Files and look forward to an effective and long-term collaboration for the benefit of our joint customers.”

M-Files is the only intelligent information management platform that organizes content based on what it is, not where it's stored. Users can connect to existing network folders and systems to make them more intelligent with built-in workflow capabilities and advanced search and filter tools. The AI-powered information management solution, thus, perfectly fits into Konica Minolta’s portfolio for offered business process solutions.

The partnership began with joint projects in various European countries, which have shown high potential: For example, Astrup AS, Norway’s leading supplier for metals and plastic semi-finished products, significantly benefitted from the solutions. Realizing the need to digitalize their barcode-labels, they implemented M-Files, installed by Konica Minolta. M-Files recognizes incoming documents and generates a digital stamp – comparable to a digital barcode. The solution files all documents for easy retrieval and connects the data to the applied ERP system. As a result, the digitalized process made work more efficient, faster and improved their overall quality. Another successful digitalization has been realized with Norway’s biggest manufacturer for ready-mixed concrete and concrete products: M-Files replaced the old and obsolete IT system, facilitating streamlined workflows. Additionally, improvements to planning processes resulted in increased efficiencies. These two examples highlight the high performance of the M-Files solution and the benefit it created. Based on this positive feedback, Konica Minolta and M-Files were inspired to widen their partnership and provide the intelligent ECM solution all across Europe.

“We are proud of the continued expansion of our rapidly growing partnership with Konica Minolta," said Scott Erickson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales at M-Files. "Our close association with Konica Minolta and complementary offerings reinforce our commitment to support leading industry and public sector organizations, as well as companies of all sizes, including small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises."

The partnership with M-Files is another strong development of Konica Minolta's vision of the Connected Workplace, which features the Konica Minolta Workplace Hub. "At Konica Minolta we are constantly looking for ways to make our customers more productive through empowered technology," said Katja Nick. "The collaboration with M-Files is a perfect example of how we can help our customers improve the workplace experience for their employees. Using M-Files in combination with Konica Minolta products truly enables organizations to merge people, processes and technology," she concluded.

About M-Files Corporation
M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Rovio, SAS Institute and ThyssenKrupp. For more information, visit http://www.m-files.com.

M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimize business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognized globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.

Media Contact:
Debra Dekelbaum, Senior Manager, US PR, M-Files, debra.dekelbaum@m-files.com, +1 (972) 516-4210 ext. 272

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HM White Announces Expanded Service Offerings for Energy Audits

Detroit, Michigan — HM White, a leading supplier of advanced paint finishing systems and metal fabrication, factory HVAC systems and energy conservation solutions, today announced a formal series of Energy Sustainability Services. HM White’s Energy Audits leverage over a decade of experience gained from energy conservation projects at multiple industrial plants nationwide.

“Our energy savings engagements have helped major automotive OEMs achieve ambitious energy and carbon intensity reduction goals”, said Dan Volz, Energy Programs Manager at HM White. “Our successful projects include major upgrades to powerhouses, lighting upgrades to LED, and building renovations to conserve energy. It is now time to make our expertise available to a broader range of industries”.

The Level 1 Energy Profiling Survey consists of an initial review of the facility’s utility bills and a visual inspection of the building, energy systems, and modes of operation. HM White will provide an Energy Savings Roadmap that identifies low-cost savings opportunities, identifies capital projects that merit further consideration, and provides an initial estimate of potential cost savings. Based on HM White’s confidence in identifying major savings opportunities, this service is offered at no charge.

The Level 2 Precision Energy Investment gives substance to targeted items on the Level 1 Roadmap. Deliverables of this phase include a rigorous analytical evaluation to quantify project cost and savings projections, detailed design of engineered solutions, followed up by on-site implementation and project management.  The Precision Energy Investment phase brings energy savings from the realm of the theoretical into the physical reality of your plant’s operations.

Energy audits, project designs, implementation and project management will be conducted by HM White energy specialists with over 20 years of engineering and project management experience in construction and manufacturing. Our specialists have designed and implemented energy conservation projects, ventilation systems and pollution controls for automotive and other industrial manufacturers. They are backed by a team of dedicated project managers and a large pool of fabrication and installation resources. HM White has two modern fabrication facilities with over 50,000 square feet of space and state of the art design and fabrication equipment.

About HM White

Founded in 1936, HM White provides automotive and industrial manufacturers with advanced paint finishing systems and metal fabrication, HVAC / air pollution control and energy saving services and solutions.

In just the last 10 years alone, HM White has completed $ 24 million in energy conservation projects, resulting in customers receiving $ 13 million in energy savings the first 1 to 2 years, and $ 3.6 million in utility incentives.

To learn more about HM White Energy Solutions, visit www.hmwhite.com/energyaudit.  Email us at Energy@HMWhite.com or call 248-567-6819.

Posted in: Energy & Environment,Manufacturing & Industry,Professional Services,Services,Technology

HHHunt Continues Smart Senior Living Community Journey with K4Connect, Introduces Voice Technology to Spring Arbor Senior Living

K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, announced today the further expansion of its partnership with HHHunt’s Spring Arbor Senior Living, operator of Spring Arbor assisted living communities across the Mid-Atlantic. Throughout 2020, HHHunt’s Spring Arbor Senior Living plans to expand its technology offering with new voice technologies, while adding additional communities to its K4Connect-enabled portfolio of communities.

This expansion comes three years after HHHunt signed on as K4Connect’s very first customer to implement K4Community, the company’s flagship technology solution designed for senior living, in 2017. Over the years, hundreds of residents and staff have benefitted from responsive environments enabled by smart home automation, more connected experiences through digital content and communications, and improved engagement with community activities, staff, family and fellow residents. The technology has also helped improve the organization’s overall occupancy, sharpened its market differentiation and positively impacted operational costs. The addition of leading-edge voice assistant technologies will now give Spring Arbor residents and staff voice-activated control of smart home features, community content and daily activities.

“K4Community has brought tremendous value to our senior living portfolio. Our residents and staff truly value it, and we’ve seen tangible operational ROI including, as an example, a meaningful contribution to a 15 point vacancy decrease at one of our communities,” said, HHHunt SVP of Spring Arbor Senior Living, Richard Williams. “We’re committed to continuing to leverage innovative technologies like voice to provide great experiences for our residents and staff with K4Connect, which is why we’re planning to extend the K4Community solution from today’s 10 to 13 Spring Arbor communities, while expanding our original agreement from two years to four more years.”

Voice technology has proved more than a novelty for assisted living residents, including easing access and engagement for those with visual and mobility impairments, and in communities voice-enabled to date, seeing over 70 percent daily adoption rates. Spring Arbor will introduce voice through Amazon’s Alexa across all of its K4Community-enabled assisted living communities this year, providing voice-activated community content, automated home features and K4 Alexa Skills customized to community needs. And residents are already seeing the benefits, as one Spring Arbor of Crofton resident said, “The fact that it can call the front desk is very beneficial.”

“We firmly believe the future of senior living is in Smart Senior Living Communities, and HHHunt is a prime example of that journey. When we first worked together, voice-first technology wasn’t even on senior living’s radar. Now, we’re bringing this technology to hundreds of residents using the same extendable system we implemented three years ago, K4Community,” said K4Connect CEO and co-founder F. Scott Moody. “We’re excited to continue our innovative partnership and for what’s to come in 2020 and beyond.”

K4Connect is the leading provider of enterprise-grade technologies for senior living communities, currently serving more than 28,000 residents at over 120 premier continuing care, independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the nation. The company’s patented (28 US patents to-date) operating system, FusionOS, on which K4Community is built, is the first and only of its kind in senior living. To learn more about K4Connect and its solutions, visit us at http://www.k4connect.com.

About HHHunt
HHHunt is a diversified regional real estate development and management company with residential communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. HHHunt, with primary offices in Blacksburg, VA, Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC, employs over 1700 people in the areas of community development, home building, apartment living and senior living development and management.

About K4Connect
K4Connect is a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, together with the people, communities and organizations that support them. K4Connect’s solutions integrate the latest in Smart Home, Smart Wellness and Smart Living technologies into a single easy-to-use solution designed specifically for and with those they serve. The Company’s premier solution, K4Community, is currently being used by tens of thousands of senior living residents and staff across the country. For more information, please visit http://www.k4connect.com.

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TCN to Showcase Its Award-Winning Contact Center Technology at Receivables Management Association International's 2020 Annual Conference

WHAT:
Hosted by Receivables Management Association International, RMAi 2020 brings together debt buyers, originating creditors, collection agencies, law firms and brokers from around the world to discuss and debrief on regulatory updates, business opportunities and continuing education for the receivables management industry.

During the conference, TCN - a leading provider of cloud contact center technology for enterprises, contact centers, BPOs and collection agencies worldwide – will demo its intuitive natural language compliance tool enabling contact centers, collections and compliance officers to create and add customizable rules that fit the compliance needs of any ongoing campaign.

Additionally, TCN will highlight its recent partnership with Numeracle’s Number Registration and Trusted Entity™ Certification solutions, enabling users to register and certify phone numbers with call labeling analytics companies utilized by the top U.S. wireless carriers and third-party robocall identification apps. TCN’s strategic partnership with Numeracle safeguards contact centers’ calls from being incorrectly classified as “fraud” or “scam” and centralizes call labeling data to empower the originators of legal and wanted calls with actionable measures to regain control of their outbound calling strategies.

WHEN:
February 3-6, 2020

WHERE:
Receivables Management Association International's 2020 Annual Conference
Booth #106
Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas
3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89158

For more information about RMAi 2020, or to register, visit: https://rmaintl.org/events/2020-annual-conference/.

About TCN
TCN is a leading provider of cloud contact center technology for enterprises, contact centers, BPOs, and collection agencies worldwide. Founded in 1999, TCN combines a deep understanding of the needs of call center users with a highly affordable delivery model, ensuring immediate access to robust call center technology, such as predictive dialer, IVR, call recording, and business analytics required to optimize operations and adhere to TCPA regulations. Its “always-on” cloud delivery model provides customers with immediate access to the latest version of the TCN solution, as well as the ability to quickly and easily scale and adjust to evolving business needs. TCN serves various Fortune 500 companies and enterprises in multiple industries including newspaper, collection, education, healthcare, automotive, political, customer service, and marketing. For more information, visit http://www.tcn.com/ or follow on Twitter @tcn.

Posted in: Technology

Not for Squares: Quadro Apartments Built for Miami’s Tropical Climate

In December 2019, the first residents of the Quadro Apartment complex moved in. The mixed-use development in the heart of Miami’s Design District integrated Penetron crystalline technology to ensure the crucial below-grade concrete structure would be waterproof and durable.

The Quadro, a residential/commercial building on the former studios of WPLG-Channel 10 in Miami’s Design District, was envisioned by Behat Font Partners and built by Alta Developers. The 13-floor tower features 198 rental apartments with open floor plans ranging from 548 square foot (50 m2) studios to 1,280 square foot (116 m2) 3-bedroom apartments. The Quadro complex also has 26,888 square feet of commercial/retail space on the ground floor and underground parking for 387 cars.

Revitalized Design District
“The Design District in Miami is a neighborhood of art galleries, showrooms, creative start-ups, architecture firms, luxury fashion stores, antiques dealers, restaurants and bars," adds Christopher Chen, Director of The Penetron Group. "Once a neglected, run-down area that had fallen into disrepair, the Quadro project is further confirmation of its reemergence as a trendy shopping, dining and cultural destination."

With panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, amenities at the Quadro also include a swimming pool with a large deck and cabanas, patio deck with a summer kitchen and BBQ, game room, residents’ lounge, fitness center and yoga room, pet-wash room, and bicycle room.

Ensuring durable below-grade concrete elements
“With a construction site only two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, the project owners at Alta Developers needed secure – and waterproof – below-grade foundation elements to ensure durability,” adds Christopher Chen. “We worked with Titan Concrete, the ready-mix supplier, and proposed an optimal waterproofing solution.”

The design and construction team faced various challenges due to the high groundwater level on the jobsite and extreme chloride ion exposure, both major causes of concrete deterioration. Initially, the project engineers specified a bentonite membrane as the waterproofing solution. However, the local Penetron specialist showed that implementing a solution based on integral crystalline technology would not only streamline the construction schedule, it will guarantee a durable structure with an extended service life.

Titan Concrete supplied the PENETRON ADMIX-treated concrete used to construct the elevator pit/pile cap, ensuring a waterproof and durable concrete matrix.

Permanent concrete protection – and self-healing capability
Easily mixed in during batching and unaffected by climatic conditions, PENETRON ADMIX forms an integral part of the concrete from day one and lasts for the life of the concrete. A permanent solution with self-healing capabilities, PENETRON ADMIX-treated concrete will self-heal and seal all hairline cracks that form – for the life of the concrete. This crystalline waterproofing admixture is designed to protect concrete in critical environments, like the Quadro construction site in Miami.

“As recent ACI test results have shown, concrete treated with PENETRON ADMIX can last up to 60 years longer than untreated concrete,” says Christopher Chen. “It turned out to be the optimal solution for Miami’s tropical climate.”

The Penetron Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs and floor preparation systems. The Group operates through a global network, offering support to the design and construction community through its regional offices, representatives and distribution channels.

For more information on Penetron waterproofing solutions, please visit penetron(dot)com or Facebook(dot)com/ThePenetronGroup, email CRDept(at)penetron(dot)com, or contact the Corporate Relations Department at 631-941-9700.

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The Trade Group Repeats as One of Event Marketer’s Fab 50 for 2019

The Trade Group, an award winning, event marketing and experiential design firm, is pleased to announce that it has been named to Event Marketer’s Fab 50 list for 2019. Event Marketer, a print and digital publication for the trade show and live event industry, developed the Fab 50 directory to help trade show teams, event departments and procurement officers narrow down their options for fabrication vendors.

According to Chris Stone, President and CEO of The Trade Group, “Our team strives every day to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for our exhibit clients. We do so in an industry that continues to be highly-competitive and dynamic, so it is indeed an honor to be named as one of Event Marketer’s Fab 50 once again.”

To be considered as one of the Fab 50, fabricators endure a rigorous application and review process. Event Marketer also looks far beyond fabrication when choosing its top exhibit builders. The judging panel considers each company’s ability to work as a strategic partner and integrate technology into builds that amplify experiences, boost engagement and meet marketing objectives.

Each year, Event Marketer also seeks to “identify and highlight the differences between and among the best ones.” The publisher also recognizes that “each offer their own unique cultures, specialties and service offerings.”

As noted in its Fab 50 listing, The Trade Group is a fabricator that works in any industry but is one that has carved a niche in video gaming and esports. The listing also touts the company’s work for clients Facebook Gaming, Wargaming and Twitch, as well as the gaming stations, creator cubes, AR, VR, life-sized scenics and live entertainment The Trade Group has integrated into exhibits for global events like gamescom and others.

“Creating unique exhibits and engaging experiences that help our clients achieve success is something that really drives us. We look forward to speaking with any new prospective clients that the Fab 50 directory brings our way, “ Stone says.

To learn more about The Trade Group’s exhibit design and fabrication services and solutions for trade shows, experiential activations and other live events, visit http://www.tradegroup.com or call 800-343-2005 to speak with a sales consultant.

ABOUT THE TRADE GROUP
The Trade Group is an award winning, full-service event marketing and creative design firm, specializing in trade shows, esports events and activations, corporate events, brand activations, retail merchandising, commercial graphics and experiential solutions. Since 1986, the company’s team of live event, design and engineering experts has helped thousands of clients amplify their brands and successfully navigate a wide range of events and experiences. Clients rely on The Trade Group for: event ideation, creation and production; esports expertise; exhibit design and fabrication; graphic design and production; strategic marketing solutions; technology integration and more.

Posted in: Technology

Virtual Cloudland Pioneers a New Kind of Musical Creation Utilizing Existing Technology

For more information, follow:  https://virtualcloudland.com/

The Song: 

This debut song on the album in progress, “Imaginary Crisis”, is titled “Delish” and has a softer Courtney Love sound. It is about a hardcore, punk life.

About the Name: 

According to Sarah Sisson, the word Cloudland has meaning. Although virtual has an obvious meaning, the word Cloudland is also in the dictionary and was first used in the 1800s. A region of unreality, imagination, etc.; dreamland. The word symbolizes to Sisson, the dreams and pseudo realities of people. Her real musicians joined the system easily thanks to the innovation Sisson created.

About Sarah Sisson: 

The band is the brainchild of Sarah Sisson, a professional Texas-based singer/bass player/composer known also for her inspirational poetry and can bring about emotions among others. She is self-published as a poet and online publishers have come to her throughout the years for her words to be used in other publications.

About the Players: 

Today, the Virtual Cloudland team is additionally comprised with Paul Layamon and Alan Cox. Layamon is a powerhouse with drums and is also an extremely talented keyboard player. Laymon is the engineer as well. Cox, with his guitar and multiple styles, has a knack for understanding Sisson’s genre ideas as she expresses the music with her bass and vocals.

About the Concept: 

“We are happy to introduce a pioneering form of music creation. We are real musicians in separate studios.” says Sarah Sisson, the singer responsible for putting the band together. “You might think that this phenomenal way of recording music might have been tried in the past. I have since heard that there may be others. We still consider ourselves to be pioneers of this process and are proud of it.” One of the key reasons for the success of this musical experiment is that none of the players are afraid of using existing technologies “off label” to create wonderful music. Although anyone can find a way of creating a similar virtual recording process, Sarah Sisson has assured knowledge of their unique technique by adding the descriptive title Virtual to the Virtual Cloudland brand name.

About the Discovery: 

While tinkering with existing apps, Sisson spent time, trial and error and purchased upgraded, tangible equipment (mics, boards etc.) with attachments. The situation takes time and a lot of quick thinking to understand. Her unique idea of using virtual recording for creating music was not a quick idea. No apps are designed to completely appease her. It took interactions that she now has down pat using a “laundering” system. Her search for talented musicians was simply Facebook. She wound up with non-replaceable talent.

About the Time and Effort: 

It took years to come up with a way to get this far, and now we want listeners all over to enjoy not only the music but the concept.” Sarah Sisson is comfortable with this style of working and hopes to become a charted pop/dance/rock band one day. Until then, she is happy with experimenting with technology and combining music and technique to create magical pieces with her virtual members who have never even spoken.

In Conclusion: 

Sisson has achieved great success in her Virtual Cloudland project, but it did not come easily. “There are not as many wonderful, talented players around as one may think” says singer/bass player/composer. “This did not happen overnight. I went through many prospects.” Now Virtual Cloudland has it down pat and is ready for new music creations.

Price and the Store: 

Those interested can download for $ 1.99. The listener can visit the store at  https://virtualcloudland.com/. The band name Virtual Cloudland is about to start crawling on the web as well for ease to find.

You can watch the trailer/demo by clicking on this video

 

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Society & Culture,Technology,U.S,World

Appliance Repair 512 in Austin, TX Offers 10% Off Refrigerator Repairs for New Customers

A broken refrigerator can wreak havoc on any home. From staples such as milk and eggs to expensive cuts of meat, most people today keep their refrigerators well stocked. When the refrigerator stops working, it is important to fix it as soon as possible. For February 2020, highly respected Austin repair shop Appliance Repair 512 is offering 10% off refrigerator repairs for new customers. Simply mention this offer when scheduling an appointment.

Common Refrigerator Problems
Any working part in a refrigerator can go bad, but some problems are especially common. These include:

Frost Buildup
Improper Cooling
Leaks
No Ice
Not Running at All
Odd Tastes
Strange Noises

Repair or Replace
Most refrigerator problems are relatively easy for an expert service technician to fix. However, if a particular refrigerator is nearing the end of its useful life and the needed repair is extensive, it may be better to replace the unit instead. As a rule of thumb, top-freezers are expected to last approximately 3 years, side-by-side models for 5 years, and bottom-freezers for 7 years. Still, many units last much longer, so it is worth having even an older model professionally inspected.

About Appliance Repair 512
Appliance Repair 512 keeps its overhead costs low, passing on the savings to customers without compromising quality or customer service. The company’s friendly service technicians undergo factory training for all major appliances, and they are available for emergency service around the clock. All technicians undergo a thorough background check, and the company is fully insured against accidents or damage. A complete warranty is provided on all parts and labor.

For immediate assistance, call Appliance Repair 512 at (512) 351-7624 or visit the website at https://www.appliancerepair512.com/. The storefront is located at 421 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology

MIOPS Launches Its New Product MIOPS Capsule 360, the World’s Most Versatile and Compact Motion Box Ever Created

Today, MIOPS, the leading producer of creative photography equipment, including one of the most popular Camera Trigger MIOPS Smart+, launched its latest product - the MIOPS Capsule 360 - the world’s most versatile and compact motion box ever created.

The Capsule 360 enables users to quickly produce professional motion time-lapse videos and footage with smooth automated pan, tilt, and slide movements (or any combination of them). Motion can be set with its user-friendly app and executed repeatedly for impressive, consistent, visual effects. Compatible with any DSLR, mirrorless or smartphone, the Capsule 360 provides accurate object tracking, making it ideal for self-shooting vloggers looking to improve their production values. The Capsule360 also has features for producing high-quality 360° product photography and motion time-lapses.

MIOPS Capsule 360 is the ideal companion for filmmakers and photographers who want to go further than ever before with their projects,.

MIOPS Capsule 360 and its features can be used for different types of photography and videography:

  • 3-Axis Motion

The Capsule 360 is designed to allow users to quickly create perfect motion for video clips. Straight out of the box, the Capsule 360 will produce smooth pans, while the optional L-Bracket for tilt motion or or the Capsule Slider for smooth movements can be added. Capsule360 requires no cables and all aspects of its speed and direction can be controlled via the Capsule 360 App.

 

  • One-Touch Object and Face Tracking

Whether you’re self-shooting a vlog and want to be able to self-track during filming, or just want a smoother method of following an object around a scene, the Capsule 360 can automatically track any object with just one click in its intuitive smartphone app.

 

  • Automated 360° Product Photography

Using the Capsule 360 application and the Capsule 360’s turntable accessory, available separately, you can program your camera or smartphone to capture 360° images of products quickly and automatically in just a few minutes.

 

  • Enhanced Motion Time-Lapse Modes

Thanks to the unique design of Capsule 360, taking Motion Time-Lapse photographs has never been easier. With the device’s app, you can add advanced effects to your time-lapse creativity with bulb ramping, interval ramping, HDR, or long-exposure settings. Your options are endless.

 

  • Create Motion Path Using Mobile App

Capsule 360 can learn motions from its easy-to-use mobile app. Use your connected smartphone to teach the Capsule 360 the desired movement, and the Capsule 360 can repeat it as many times as needed. You can configure the speed of this motion and all other settings from the mobile application via Bluetooth.

 

  • Cable-Free Setup

Capsule 360 offers Cable-Free Setup and saves you from cable clutter.

High-resolution images are available from the MIOPS Capsule 360 Press Kit, found here:
https://bit.ly/39QJnjr

About MIOPS
MIOPS creates advanced gadgets for photographers to help capture high speed events such as lightning strikes, popping balloons, breaking glasses, rocket launches etc. Thanks to its easy-to-use design, it can be used by both amateur and professional photographers. MIOPS helps photographers and videographers take spectacular photos by turning their regular cameras into high speed equipment.

Posted in: Business,Technology

Baicells Technologies Receives FCC and OnGo Certifications for Wireless Broadband Equipment

Baicells Technologies, a manufacturer of LTE fixed wireless broadband equipment, proudly announces several products have been granted Part 96 CBRS Certification by the FCC. The products are the Nova 436Q, Nova 233 and the Nova R9. Additionally, the Nova 227 is going through testing procedures now.

Baicells has been performing Initial Commercial Deployment (ICD) CBRS testing with multiple operators.

Mike Harrison with Calpines Wireless in California embraces the 436Q, “The 436Q has great performance improvement. Latency has improved and our customers are getting their speed during peak evening loads. CA mode of the 436Q's is working as designed. Our Cat 6 UE's are reaching our towers as far as 11 miles away. Signals are well balanced across all four elements of the UE. The CAT6 UE's work much better than the CAT4 UEs.”

“This is a great milestone for our legacy NN license users and current and future CBRS customers. Stay Tuned, more to come!” stated Rick Harnish, CMO of Baicells Technologies.

Baicells expects additional Atom CAT6 UEs will be granted Part 96 CBRS certification by the end of the January. Atom CAT4 UE certifications are expected before April.

Please contact sales_na@baicells.com for more information.

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Posted in: Business,Electronics & Semiconductors,Technology

ProClip USA Launches New Cradles for Zebra Mobile Computers

ProClip USA Inc., a Zebra Technologies Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) and leading distributor of device-specific vehicle cradles and mounts, is launching several custom cradles and mounts for Zebra’s MC9300 and MC3300 mobile computers and TC20 touch computer.

Bjorn Spilling, CEO, ProClip USA added: “We are proud to announce three new custom cradle series to support these industry-leading devices from Zebra. ProClip mounts and cradles will help keep the devices securely mounted in the vehicle, powered and ready to go to work.”

    • Zebra MC3300 Series Vehicle Cradles; Product Page – Powered and Passive Holders supporting Gun/Pistol Grip, Turret/Rotating Top and Straight Shooter Models; Options include Vibration Damper, Swiveling Top Support, Front or Rear Facing Screen, CLA, and Hard-Wired Charging.
    • Zebra MC9300 Series Vehicle Cradles; Product Page – Powered and Passive Holders supporting the MC9300 with or without hand strap. Options include Vibration Damper, Swiveling Top Support, CLA and Hard-Wired Charging.
    • Zebra TC20 Series Vehicle Cradles; Product Page – Powered and Passive Holders supporting the standard device, pistol grip and RFID versions of the TC20; Options include Tilt Swivel, Vibration Damper, CLA and Hard-Wired Charging.

ProClip will be exhibiting at NRF 2020 in New York City (booth #310) and MODEX 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia (booths #3302 & #6380) showcasing several new mounts for the Zebra portfolio. Also, look for ProClip at the Zebra-ScanSource Roadshow Series in cities across the U.S. throughout 2020.

Browse ProClip mounting solutions for a wide range of Zebra devices here.

ProClip can facilitate bulk orders with short lead time to deliver the parts needed to make your business successful and more efficient. Contact a ProClip sales representative at 1-800-296-3212 or enterprisesales@proclipusa.com or submit your detailed product request.

About ProClip USA
ProClip is a leading supplier of enterprise mobile device mounting solutions for phones, tablets, mobile computers, scanners and mobile printers and is the exclusive distributor of ProClip products in North America. ProClip has deployed hundreds of thousands of mounting solutions for industry leading devices from manufacturers like Samsung, Zebra, Panasonic, Honeywell, Apple and more. ProClip USA services many different industries from fleet and delivery services to warehousing, waste disposal, military, police and healthcare. For more information, visit http://www.proclipusa.com. Follow on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Posted in: Automotive,Technology

Energy Experts say the the 2020s will be the Decade of Solar

For the next 10 years, we will likely witness an impressive increase in solar energy, not only due to specific renewable energy goals, but also as a result of generational change that is shifting how the world works.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced last year a goal for solar power to reach 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030, naming the 2020s “the Solar+ Decade”. They see radical change and exponential growth in our future, with the U.S. solar industry expecting to double its workforce and offset electricity sector emissions by 35% by the year 2030.

The massive growth that the solar industry saw over the last decade will need to continue in order to accomplish the SEIA’s goal. Reaching 20% of generation from solar is achievable, as long as the industry grows at an average rate of 18%, with about 39 gigawatts (GW) worth of installations per year, over the next decade. This target would result in hundreds of thousands of new U.S. jobs, more than 14 million solar rooftops, and 500 million metric tons of CO2 emissions offset each year.

The economic and environmental benefits make the increase in solar power seem like a no brainer. But not everyone is on board.

Millennial and Gen Z adults have a very different view on the climate crisis than their elder generations. With their continuously growing influence on our world’s policies, this generation’s awareness and actions regarding the climate crisis are meaningful, because they will be the ones to change the system in the coming years.

According to the Pew Research Center, about three-quarters of Americans (77%) agree that the more important energy priority should be developing alternative energy sources such as solar power rather than increasing U.S. production of fossil fuels. While the vast majority of Democrats (90%) agree with this, the percentage of Republicans that agree much lower at 62%, and there’s a large disparity depending on age. The majority of Millennial and Gen Z Republicans (78%) say the U.S. should prioritize alternative energies, compared to just 53% of Baby Boomer and older Republicans.

The data shows how the opinions of younger generations are changing drastically from older generations - exactly the kind of attitude we need to meet our sustainable goals this decade. A big factor in this change may be the growth of social media conversation about the climate crisis. With more young people having access to the harmful effects of climate change worldwide, they are able to make more informed decisions about how they feel about the importance of alternative energy sources.

The effects of the media are not lost on those in the solar installation industry. Jorge Ricalday, Marketing Director of Green Solar Technologies, believes that the exponential growth of the social industry in recent years can be owed somewhat to social media. Jorge comments, “Information in the media spreads so fast these days. With more and more talk about climate change, especially among younger generations sharing their concerns on social media, people are scared and looking for solutions. Alternative energy sources are a reachable solution, which is why more people than ever are switching to solar energy.”

Generation Z teens spend the most time on social media by far, and with their strong opinions about climate change, the word will continue to spread. As they and Millenials grow older and become the majority of the population, the support for relying on renewable energy sources will grow, as will the use of these sources. Solar is one of the easiest for the consumer to switch to and has both environmental and financial benefits, which may be contributing to the recent surge of solar projects around the world.

If solar continues to grow like we’re expecting, the goal for solar power to reach 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030 is all too likely. The Solar+ Decade is not only in reach, but it will hopefully cut emissions enough to slow the effects of climate change.

Posted in: Business,Technology

Netgate® TNSR™ Release 19.12 Adds vRouter and IPSec Robustness

Netgate, the leading provider of open-source secure networking solutions, today announced its latest version of TNSR software, Release 19.12. TNSR is advanced firewall, router, and VPN software with breakthrough price-performance, management, and service expansion flexibility. Built on FD.io’s Vector Packet Processing (VPP), of which Netgate is a leading contributor, TNSR delivers extraordinary packet processing performance in software. This enables enterprises and service providers to scale networks far less expensively than with legacy brand solutions.

TNSR Release 19.12 expands deployment options, increases IPSec stream performance, and strengthens overall routing functionality. Notable features include:

  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) – now an officially supported platform
  • Multi-core IPSec – enables multiple encrypted streams, critical to scale up / scale out use cases including data center replication and Site-to-Site VPN
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) with dynamic routing – identifies forwarding path failure(s), enabling rapid routing adjustments for OSPF and BGP networks
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) interface tracking – enables management of VRRP instance priorities based on the state of TNSR interfaces, thus ensuring traffic continues to flow through an available VRRP peer if an interface upstream of a VRRP instance goes down
  • OSPFv3 (OSPF6) – enables OSPF for IPv6
  • RIPv2 – provides support for legacy routing use cases

 

“Release 19.12 represents another significant step forward for our customers as they continue to build out high-speed routed networks,” said Jim Thompson, Netgate CTO. “We are seeing rising demand for TNSR in vRouter and high-speed IPSec use cases. And, while cloud containers may dominate the world’s networking headlines, traditional network function virtualization (NFV) is still our biggest deployment driver.”

TNSR is available for deployment on Netgate’s SG-5100, XG-1537, XG-1541 appliances; as a bare metal image for non-Netgate appliances and virtual machines; as software instances on AWS and Microsoft Azure Marketplaces; and from AWS Solution Providers and Microsoft Azure partners.

Contact sales@netgate.com to request a free trial version of the software. To learn more, visit tnsr.com. For additional questions, contact Netgate at +1 (512) 646-4100, or sales@netgate.com.

About Netgate

Netgate is dedicated to developing and providing secure networking solutions to businesses, government and educational institutions around the world. Netgate is the only provider of pfSense® products, which include pfSense software - the world's leading open-source firewall, router, and VPN solution. TNSR extends the company’s open-source leadership and expertise into high-performance secure networking – capable of delivering compelling value at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.

Netgate is a registered trademark of Rubicon Communications in the United States. pfSense is a registered trademark of Electric Sheep Fencing, LLC in the United States and other countries.

All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

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Two Crestwood Associates Add-On Products for Acumatica are Officially Certified

Crestwood Associates is proud to announce that two of our add-on products (AP Inbox Assist and Collections Management) have been recognized as Acumatica-Certified Applications (ACAs). AP Inbox Assist is an accounts payable add-on that seamlessly integrates email with Acumatica, and Collections Management is an accounts receivable add-on that automates the collection process.

The ACA title highlights outstanding development partners whose applications have met the highest standards set for Acumatica integration and functionality. To become an Acumatica-Certified Application, Crestwood has demonstrated commitment to quality by passing the Acumatica software test and aligning to future Acumatica roadmap releases.

“Customers who want to stay competitive need flexible, responsive technology to execute their long-term business strategies,” said Christian Lindberg, Vice President of Partner Solutions at Acumatica. “Our ACA label is built to help customers find applications capable of delivering that. We’re proud to recognize AP Inbox Assist and Collections Management as Acumatica-Certified Applications. They masterfully utilize the Acumatica platform to meet customers’ growing business demands.”

Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises 2019, as well as in The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises.

About Crestwood Associates, LLC
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Crestwood Associates is a premier Cloud Service Provider (CSP), Gold-Certified Microsoft Dynamics Partner, 10-time President’s Club Award Winner, and 2017 Inner Circle recipient. In addition, Crestwood was honored to be chosen as Acumatica's US Partner of the Year in 2016 and 2017, as well as being inducted into the inaugural class of Acumatica’s President’s Club for 2018. Crestwood delivers a variety of business solutions, including: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics CRM (now called Dynamics 365 for Sales), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Acumatica Cloud ERP, and Greentree applications. From accounting and financial reporting, to CRM, manufacturing, distribution, payroll and human resources, Crestwood Associates provides the tools and services that help businesses perform above and beyond the competition. The Crestwood team is comprised of over 50 certified professionals who provide in-depth industry experience and functional expertise.

About Acumatica
Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that enables small and mid-size companies to accelerate their businesses. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. For more information, visit http://www.acumatica.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology

Cyara Appoints Paul Tocatlian to Vice-President of Engineering

Cyara, the leading automated customer-experience (CX) assurance platform, has appointed Paul Tocatlian to vice-president of engineering. An experienced manager of large technical teams, Mr. Tocatlian brings to Cyara a deep understanding of omnichannel customer engagement technologies, positioning him perfectly to lead Cyara’s engineering team as it embarks on accelerating expansion of Cyara’s Automated CX Assurance platform.

Tocatlian has a successful track record of delivering innovative and scalable Web and mobile B2C and B2B technology solutions in the cloud, and has built and led high-performance, distributed global teams with an emphasis on agile transformation and organizational effectiveness. During his twenty-year career, Tocatlian has held numerous management and technical positions at companies ranging from very early stage through IPO, and for industry giants such as AT&T Bell Labs, BEA Systems, Minerva Networks, and Global Knowledge. He holds an M.S.E. in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in computer science from the American University in Paris.

“What attracted me to Cyara is that through its broad array of integrations with carriers and infrastructure providers, Cyara has accumulated incredibly rich insights into what it takes to deliver a great customer experience. This knowledge can be applied to measure and assure excellent CX across all customer touchpoints,” said Paul Tocatlian, VP of engineering at Cyara. “And while Cyara has certainly established itself as the leader in CX assurance, I can see huge potential to enhance our capabilities to make the Cyara name synonymous with CX excellence.”

“The next phase of our growth will depend on platforms and products that deliver high performance and are infinitely scalable—and that’s exactly what Paul has done for some of the world’s most famous network and infrastructure companies,” said Alok Kulkarni, founder and CEO of Cyara Solutions. “Paul also understands that what defines a truly great product is the culture of the organization that builds it, and that makes him a terrific fit for the Cyara culture that we all love.”

When he’s not building high-performance enterprise software, Tocatlian volunteers his time and fundraises for an orphanage in Vietnam (http://www.happyplanetchildren.org). He is also currently developing a series of seminars and workshops for software engineering leaders and managers (http://www.spark.academy).

The Cyara CX Assurance Platform
The award-winning Cyara CX Assurance Platform helps companies accelerate CX development, increase quality across all digital and voice channels, and assure the quality of customer journeys end-to-end. Cyara’s automation and collaborative environment helps organizations rapidly innovate their CX. Cyara then puts CX systems through extensive performance and load-testing, ensuring systems work at scale. Finally, Cyara delivers real-time CX insights via desktop or mobile phone, enabling customers to identify any issues and troubleshoot problems. Cyara’s customers include leading brands across a variety of consumer and business segments including technology, insurance, finance, travel, and retail.

About Cyara
As the world’s leading CX Assurance platform provider, Cyara accelerates the delivery of flawless customer journeys across digital and voice channels while reducing the risk of customer-facing defects. Every day, the most recognizable brands in the world trust the Cyara Platform to deliver customer smiles at scale. For more information, please visit cyara.com.

Posted in: Services,Technology

Gray Element Launches New Web Design Service (Investor Relations Sites) To Help Public Companies Grow Their Online Brand

After more than a decade of successfully helping small and large businesses grow their online brand and build effective internet marketing campaigns, Gray Element has announced they are branching out and will now offer a specialty web design serviced geared toward public companies.

“We felt there was an important need to diversify our web design services to meet the needs of public companies,” said Asal Mehraban, Founder and CEO of Gray Element. “Public companies can greatly benefit from providing potential clients or customers the opportunity to find pertinent information – such as up-to-date stock prices – when visiting their websites. Therefore, we expanded our website design services to help these companies better share their success stories.”

With a team of highly skilled web developers, coders, designers, copywriters, and marketers, Gray Element’s website design service for public companies will help businesses communicate important information such as their stock price, pertinent news, and financial information to current and potential investors. Gray Element’s website design skills make communicating this vital information to potential investors seamless, efficient, and also fully SEC-compliant.

A website built by Gray Element will provide visitors with instant news, live quotes and charts, and efficient navigation options. Gray Element has helped dozens of small businesses across a variety of industries grow their business and attract new customers with their expert web design services. Now, Gray Element is shifting its focus to include web design services specifically for investor relations websites.

“What potential investors are looking for in a company’s website is much different from what an average customer might be looking for in a company’s website,” said Mehraban. “Potential investors are looking for information that will help them make an informed decision about whether or not to invest in a company. Our goal is to help these public companies better present their pertinent information online, making it easier for the investors to make an informed decision.”

Gray Element’s team is available to build a website from scratch or refresh a company’s existing website. Before the Gray Element team starts any website design project, they first work with the client to analyze their current online brand. Then, the Gray Element team will take a look at what other similar companies are doing in the market and determine how to build the ideal website to meet their clients’ needs.

Gray Element is currently offering free quotes for new potential customers. For more information on Gray Element, you can visit http://www.grayelement.com or call 888-995-5509.

About Gray Element
For more than 10 years, Gray Element has been a leader in providing interactive web solutions for businesses in a variety of industries. So their customers don’t have to go through multiple channels to market their business online, Gray Element offers complete online marketing services, from website design and logo creation to marketing, social media strategy, reputation management, and traffic-building. For more information on how Gray Element can help your public company grow, visit http://www.grayelement.com or call 888-995-5509.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Website & Blog

ONEIL Cultivates Company Culture Benefitting Employees and Local Community

O’Neil & Associates (ONEIL), an employee-owned company that develops technical publications, training and related materials, is creating a culture of caring through its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) business structure. From its employee recognition programs to its Adopt-a-Family outreach, the company aligns itself with a “service over self” culture that motivates employees and serves its neighbors well.

The company provided Christmas gifts for 45 children and grocery gift cards for more than a dozen families this month alone. As it has done for more than 20 years, ONEIL employee-owners voluntarily give of their own money to support disadvantaged Miamisburg families through its Adopt-a-Family program. ONEIL employees give thousands and partner with Miamisburg schools to provide pre-identified families with food and gifts purchased by the ONEIL Helping Hands Committee.

“Serving our neighbors each holiday season is a great joy for us,” said Hernan Olivas, president and chief executive officer for ONEIL. “As a 100 percent employee-owned business, our employees, our business, and our local community thrive when we join together to positively impact communities where our own families live, work and play.”

The ONEIL culture of giving extends beyond the holiday season and benefits the local community year-round. The Helping Hands Committee raises money for causes that employees choose, such as its Back to School Shoes program, the Larry E. O’Neil Scholarship, Miamisburg Schools Latchkey program, and the #LoveLikeLogi Foundation that equips first responders with teddy bears to soothe frightened, sick children during tragedies. This year alone, ONEIL employees have given nearly ,000 back to the community.

To honor its employees internally, ONEIL annually recognizes an employee of the year and team of the year. This year, the ONEIL executive team selected Cynthia Schneider, company controller, as employee of the year and Manitowoc Grove as team of the year for 2019. Each winner was nominated and selected by the executive team and was publicly recognized for their achievements.

“ONEIL employees are committed, caring and conscientious, so narrowing our winners to only one person and one team each year is never easy,” says Olivas. “This year’s winners exemplify what it means to be an ONEIL employee – collaborative, inclusive, respectful and committed to our mission. In this season of thankfulness and reflection, the ONEIL family salutes their collective 2019 accomplishments.”

Studies show that employee ownership strengthens company culture by increasing employee engagement – and ONEIL is affirmation of that fact. As stakeholders, employees see how the quality of their work contributes to the company’s growth and success, motivating them to perform with higher productivity and greater excellence – because as the company prospers, employees directly benefit.

According to a 1997 Washington state study, ESOP employees earned 5 percent to 12 percent more than those in non-ESOP companies. ESOP employees also have greater retirement benefits, a 2000 Rutgers study discovered. More than 20 percent of ESOP companies have defined benefit pension plans and more than 35 percent have 401(k)s, while fewer than 5 percent of non-ESOPs have defined benefit plans and only 8 percent have 401(k)s. And, with studies showing that ESOP companies also boast higher employee retention and a greater ability to withstand economic downtown, ONEIL benefits the local economy, too.
About O’Neil & Associates, Inc.

O’Neil & Associates, Inc. (ONEIL) is an employee-owned company that develops technical publications, training and related materials for manufacturers to help them show their customers how to operate, maintain and repair their products. In addition to providing services for developing these materials, ONEIL offers related technology solutions for creating, managing and delivering their client’s technical information. ONEIL serves clients in the commercial, aerospace and government markets with offerings like Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), Web-Based Environments, Intrusive Diagnostic Systems, e-Learning, training, Content Management Systems and traditional paper manuals.

For more information about ONEIL products and services, visit http://www.oneil.com.

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Technology

Vizion Interactive Announces a Move to a New Vizion (dot com)

Vizion Interactive is proud to announce its move over to the newly acquired domain, Vizion.com.

The digital marketing agency has owned VizionInteractive.com since its inception back in 2005 but has always been on mission to acquire the simplified Vizion.com domain.

President & CEO Mark Jackson said, “When I founded Vizion Interactive in 2005, one of the first items on my to-do list was to secure a domain. I knew that I wanted to name the company Vizion, but – alas – the person who owned Vizion.com would not sell. Hence, ‘Vizion Interactive.’ Today, we are happy to say that - 14 years later - we have secured the domain and are now ‘Vizion’.”

The rebranding comes at a perfect time, coinciding with the New Year…”2020.”

“20/20 Vision” = “20/20 Vizion.com.” “It just happened that this acquisition came at this time. Perhaps it’s fate that this happens as we celebrate the turning of our calendars to the year 2020,” said Jackson.

To celebrate this re-branding, Vizion Interactive hosted people at the Dallas Digital Summit to free 2020 New Year’s glasses and everything else that one would need to bring in the new year (except for the champagne).

“There’s lots to celebrate at Vizion Interactive. We’d like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable new year!”

About Vizion Interactive:
Vizion Interactive is a Google Premier Partner and leading digital marketing services agency, bringing the process and tools that you might expect from the largest agencies, the specialized skills and knowledge of a boutique, and the care and attention of an independent contractor. Vizion Interactive provides a wide array of digital marketing services to B2B, B2C, franchise, and ecommerce clients including holistic SEO, PPC Management/Optimization, Amazon Ads Management/Optimization, CRO and Enterprise Analytics and Reporting.

Contact
Kristien Matelski
888.484.9466
Kristien@Vizion.com

Posted in: Business,Media & Communications,Technology

LiquidPixels Strengthens Partnership with UNT

LiquidPixels, Inc. announced today the winners of the Fall 2019 LiquidPixels Image Competition™ at the University of North Texas (UNT) Global Digital Retailing Research Center. As a founding member of the center, LiquidPixels has partnered with UNT since 2017 to prepare students for entry into the digital retailing workforce. After several successful years of collaboration, LiquidPixels worked closely with Kiseol Yang, Ph.D. this semester to develop a new curriculum for her DRTL 4090: Digital Merchandising class. The revamped coursework included in-depth training on LiquidPixels LiquiFire® Operating System (OS), colorization, customization, and true dynamic imaging. The class culminated with the LiquidPixels Image Competition where students submitted their best examples of LiquiFire Image Chains™ for judging by the dynamic imaging professionals.

The winners of the inaugural LiquidPixels Image Competition were announced live by Sarah Flynn, Director of Marketing + Design, and Evan Chapman, Senior QA Engineer, to the Digital Merchandising class on December 4.

  • First place award of an Apple® iPad® and an invitation to the LiquidPixels 2020 Summer Internship Program: Kimberly Quan
  • Second place award of Apple AirPods®: Brian Lai
  • Third place award of LiquidPixels swag: Mya Nguyen

 

“We are so pleased with the work submitted by the Digital Merchandising students for this competition,” said Flynn, “The thoughtfulness that went into creating their LiquiFire Image Chains showed incredible maturity.”

The quality of work was not surprising, given that UNT is the only university in the country with a B.S. in Digital Retailing. The fall Digital Merchandising class, one of many at UNT that prepares students for entry into the digital retailing workforce, was made up of undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

“Learning and practicing LiquiFire OS enables our students to further their competencies in the digital retail industry, and makes them to be more competitive in the workforce,” said Dr. Yang. “We really appreciate the work that LiquidPixels has done with our school and the digital retailing program. LiquidPixels has been very generous in providing the LiquiFire OS platform for the classroom use. And the series of training and prompt assistance from their team was greatly appreciated.”

UNT’s Global Digital Retailing Research Center is the first interdisciplinary center the U.S. with a complete focus on digital retailing as a research hub and resource for the industry. As a founding member of the Global Digital Retailing Research Center, LiquidPixels collaborates with faculty and other founding members to provide technology insights, updates on relevant career paths, and internship opportunities to ensure that graduating students have direct hands-on experience in advanced technology solutions to effectively address the most demanding challenges facing the online retail industry.

As part of their membership engagement, LiquidPixels offers students at UNT the opportunity to receive an introduction to LiquiFire OS and to understand the value that dynamic imagery brings to the leading e-commerce websites. These values include operational efficiency to optimize website updates, enhanced visual merchandising that leads to higher conversion rates, and cross-channel image delivery for the best mobile and responsive experiences. Graduating students are prepared to enter the online retail workforce with practical knowledge of on-demand dynamic imaging and its benefits.”

About the Global Digital Retailing Research Center
The Global Digital Retailing Research Center at UNT, launched in April 2013, works to advance digital retailing and consumer experience through academic and industry collaborations. The center actively brings together the best minds, ideas, and creativity to shape the dialogue in objective thought and inquiry in the science of current and future digital retailing and its impact on consumers.

About LiquidPixels
LiquidPixels leads the imaging revolution. Built on open standards, our LiquiFire Dynamic Imaging Solutions integrate into existing Web and workflow environments, enhancing product creation and visualization while reducing production costs. Founded in 2000, LiquidPixels makes its patented technology available as a hosted service or via on-site enterprise servers with solutions that may be tailored to each of our customers’ unique needs. For more information, visit us at LiquidPixels.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology

SecureMac marks 20 years of Apple security

Cybersecurity firm SecureMac marks two decades in an industry which has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Company officials say SecureMac’s story parallels that of the security community at large, driven by a rapidly evolving threat landscape.

SecureMac was founded in 1999, when public awareness of cybersecurity threats was low and Macs were widely believed to be immune to computer viruses. Founder and CEO Nicholas Raba recalls:

“At the time, it was rare to find any mention of security issues on Apple forums or websites. There was certainly no centralized resource where Macintosh users could get reliable information about Mac security. SecureMac was founded to address that need: To provide a Mac-oriented security news portal, and to help raise awareness of Mac security issues.”

Mac users soon began seeking out security solutions which gave them more protection and greater control than Apple’s native offerings. In response to this, SecureMac released MacScan, a macOS malware detection and removal tool, in 2005. The software offered powerful and reliable third-party security to everyday users, and continues to be SecureMac’s flagship product to this day.

In the past decade, ecommerce and data-driven marketing grew exponentially, and digital privacy became the new frontier of cybersecurity. Eager to build marketing profiles of potential customers, advertising and analytics firms began collecting data on users’ web activity, personal information, and even physical location. In response to this growing privacy threat, SecureMac released its award-winning PrivacyScan product in 2012. SecureMac’s lead developer Nicholas Ptacek remarks:

“People had started to wake up to the privacy issue. Apple did what it could, but they couldn’t cover every base. PrivacyScan was created to fill that gap for Mac users, and to give them more granular control over what was happening on their systems.”

Today Macs are widespread, even in enterprise environments, and security researchers have seen a concomitant trend of increasingly sophisticated macOS malware. Meanwhile, the continuing success of phishing attacks and the increase in large-scale data breaches point to a lack of cybersecurity education on the one hand, and organizational preparedness on the other.

In light of this, SecureMac has decided to renew its focus on education. In 2016, the company debuted The Checklist, a weekly podcast focused on security issues affecting Mac and iOS users. SecureMac is also returning to its roots as a news and information portal, providing updates and articles, interviews with cybersecurity experts, and a malware research database.

As Raba says, “It will always be important to have reliable security and privacy software on your Mac. But this isn’t enough anymore. That’s why we’re putting so much focus on news and education, on security research, and on our podcast and interview series. We’re building something bigger than software; something which, ultimately, will be even more effective at keeping people safe: Community.”

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology

London Calling: Eventerprise heads to the UK on latest investor roadshow

Switzerland, Zürich, December 10.2019

The next leg of Eventerprise’s fundraising journey sees Birgit Thümecke head to the UK to deepen ties with existing investors and industry partners as the platform looks to fuel its expansive growth marketing initiatives early in the new year. The latest roadshow on British soil, which sees the company’s CEO addressing a booming UK events market worth a staggering £42.3bn at most recent estimates, aims to provide insight on their ambitions for 2020 and will look to tap into positive industry sentiment in the wake of the most recent acquisition by B2B Media Group Tarsus of the UK-based exhibition and conference organiser Smarter Shows. The city of London proudly remains Europe’s tech capital, seeing more than twice as many companies successfully raise funds since 2015 compared with the other large hubs across the continent. The substantial investment has been in no small part thanks to the support of the U.S. investment community, with .4bn (£3.4bn) having crossed the Atlantic in 2019 to date, accounting for more than three-quarters of total investment according to research from Pitchbook and London & Partners.

With the recent announcement of completion of its due diligence with The Keiretsu Forum, Eventerprise is looking to complete a .1 million late-seed funding round with significant industry and investor validation in hand. Peter Henry, Managing Partner at Act 5 Ventures LLC, highlighted that “whereas typical early-stage tech startups have a great deal of risk inherent in their untested ability to deliver on the promise of their technology vision, this is not the case with Eventerprise. If anything, the technology, and its development are among the least risky aspects of the business at this point.” It has certainly been a busy back end of 2019 for Birgit and her executive team, with the Keiretsu Forum engagement having provided the opportunity to pitch at a series of events across the U.S. and also present the latest release of the platform’s EventerQuote/RFP solution to the RISE conference in Hong Kong.

Looking to meet Birgit between the 6th and 13th January 2020 in London to discuss all things events? Please email us at letsmeet@eventerprise.com to arrange a time and let's look to connect the world of events together.

The Eventerprise late-seed round is led by San Francisco based Act 5 Ventures and has already added Phillip R. Lynch, Vice President, Commercial Growth & Innovation at Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific, to its list of seasoned angel investors. “My investment is predicated on good leadership, the right team, and its business model. The team is privileged to be led by an outstanding leader in Birgit Thümecke, who is well qualified to take Eventerprise forward.”

Birgit Thümecke is co-founder and CEO of Eventerprise.com, a global marketplace platform that connects event organizers with event professionals as well as vendors of event-related products, services, and venues. As a recipient of a Stevie Award for Women in Business, she is committed to building a world-class distributed organization that serves all its stakeholders with growing value.

Instagram & Twitter: birgit_ceo

Linkedin: Birgit Thümecke

Source: Eventerprise AG (Switzerland)

Eventerprise AG

charlie@eventerprise.com

www.eventerprise.com

Posted in: Professional Services,Services,Technology,U.S,World

Draper Unveils LiDAR with MEMS Beamsteering Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

LiDAR, short for light detection and ranging, is often considered the primary sensor for self-driving cars, given its ability to create high definition maps of the surrounding environment. LiDAR provides a three-dimensional point cloud of a car’s surroundings by measuring how long light takes to travel to an object and bounce back.

Currently, most LiDAR systems rely on mechanical scanning, which suffers from poor reliability and high cost. In contrast, Draper has developed, and recently advanced, a LiDAR-on-a-Chip that uses patented, all-digital MEMS optical switches for beamsteering.

Draper’s all-digital switches provide robustness for the harsh automotive environment, which carries advantages over competing solid-state approaches that rely on analog beamsteering. In addition, the use of novel components, like optical switches, MEMS and integrated photonics, all on a single-chip, allows Draper to surpass current LiDARs in range and resolution.

The result is that Draper has successfully built a high resolution solid state LiDAR that images objects at 50 meters. In the development of this achievement, Draper demonstrated low-loss waveguides with verified losses under one dB/cm and MEMS optical switches with lifetimes surpassing 10 billion cycles.

With Draper’s LiDAR, light is emitted through a matrix of optical switches and collected through the same optical switches, which allows for a favorable signal-to-noise ratio, since little ambient light is collected.

Draper’s LiDAR is being developed to image a range of hundreds of meters while providing a corresponding angular resolution targeted at less than 0.1-degrees, a significant advancement over competing LiDAR systems, many of which offer lower range and resolution.

“At Draper, we have experience with differing beamsteering methods, such as optical phased arrays. However, we feel MEMS optical switches provide an elegant simplicity,” said Sabrina Mansur, Draper’s self-driving vehicle program manager. “If we want to image a target at a specified location, we simply enable the corresponding optical switch, whereas other approaches rely on precise analog steering, which is challenging given automotive’s thermal and vibration environment.”

The new offering, which is available to license, adds to Draper’s growing portfolio of autonomous system and self-driving car capabilities. The portfolio includes the Draper APEX Gyroscope—a MEMS gyroscope that provides centimeter-level localization accuracy, and Draper’s all-weather LiDAR technology, named Hemera, a detection capability that’s designed to see through dense fog and is compatible with most LiDAR systems.

Draper

At Draper, we believe exciting things happen when new capabilities are imagined and created. Whether formulating a concept and developing each component to achieve a field-ready prototype or combining existing technologies in new ways, Draper engineers apply multidisciplinary approaches that deliver new capabilities to customers. As a not-for-profit engineering innovation company, Draper focuses on the design, development and deployment of advanced technological solutions for the world’s most challenging and important problems. We provide engineering solutions directly to government, industry and academia; work on teams as prime contractor or subcontractor; and participate as a collaborator in consortia. We provide unbiased assessments of technology or systems designed or recommended by other organizations—custom designed, as well as commercial-off-the-shelf.

http://www.draper.com

Posted in: Business,Technology

Sunrise Hitek Announce New 7th Generation iPad Case for 10.2" iPad

A broken screen often leads to a broken iPad. The dual-layer rugged design with extra padding around the corners brings added drop-resistance. The simple act of adding a case to the device can add years to the life of the device and save school districts (and parents) hundreds of dollars.

The Slim Tough Case G7 offers the most rugged protection for 7th Generation (2019) 10.2" iPads. It is specifically designed for kids and teachers at K-12 schools, and is compatible with all popular charging carts, including the Bretford, Anthro, Datamation, Ergotron, and others.

This G7 model offers some exciting new features. First off, it includes a built-in holder for Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon. Perhaps the most innovative new feature is that the kickstand rotates 360 degrees for vertical and horizontal viewing at any time. To go with this new kickstand is an optional hand strap and customers can purchase an optional shoulder strap. This case will be available in black, blue, red or green colors.

In addition to the new features listed above, this case still has the same bells and whistles as the previous generations of Slim Tough Case. Sunrise Hitek’s rugged iPad case adds ultimate durability and shock resistance to iPad. Its highlights include a dual-layer rugged design including a protective silicone skin over an inner hard case and a naked frame for the very best touch experience, which is 100% stylus compatible.

About Hitek Cases
Hitek is a leading maker of protective gear for schools’ 1:1 technology programs. Hitek has been designing tech accessories since 2013 and expanding ever since. Their primary customer are K-12 schools, with products in over 3,200 schools, protecting more than 240,000 devices. A privately-owned enterprise, the company is based in Chicago and sells products worldwide.

About Sunrise Hitek
Sunrise Hitek is an Inc. 5000 company established in 1988 and offers speedy and innovative print marketing execution for the world's leading brands. Sunrise employs the most advanced equipment and technology, such as G7-certified HP Indigo & UV flatbed presses, digital die-cutting, and specialty coating/lamination, to create best-in-class color printing, packaging, trade show & display graphics, plus a wide variety of promo products. A privately-owned enterprise, the company is based in Chicago and sells products worldwide.

Posted in: Shopping & Deal,Technology

Mindgrub Named to Clutch's List of Top 1000 B2B Service Provider

Mindgrub is honored to have been named #645 on the second annual Clutch 1000 index, a list of the top B2B (business to business) service providers in the world. This is Mindgrub’s second year being named to the exclusive list, which recognizes the top 1% of companies on the platform.

Clutch, the leading online B2B ratings and reviews platform, judges companies based on six categories, including quantity and quality of verified client reviews, brand reputation, and visibility in their target market.

“What an honor to be named one of the best in the world, not just once, but twice,” said Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks. “This award exemplifies the ability of our team to consistently deliver high-quality results to our clients. It’s been a record-breaking year for us, and I look forward to pushing the envelope even further in 2020.”

“As a member of the Clutch 1000, these companies represent the top tier of service providers on our platform,” said Clutch Founder Mike Beares. “With an impressive array of projects and clientele, superior knowledge, and attentive, detail-oriented customer service, these companies have established themselves as industry leaders both locally and in the global B2B market.”

Mindgrub has a 4.8-star rating on Clutch and is proud to also be ranked #9 of 595 for Baltimore-area companies, and #11 out of 1,301 in the state of Maryland.

ABOUT CLUTCH | A B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm in the heart of Washington, D.C., Clutch connects small and medium businesses with the best-fit agencies, software, or consultants they need to tackle business challenges together and with confidence. Clutch’s methodology compares business service providers and software in a specific market based on verified client reviews, services offered, work quality, and market presence.

About Mindgrub | Mindgrub, a member of the Inc. 5000 for seven years running, is a technical agency and creative consultancy specializing in the design and development of exceptional digital experiences. Headquartered in Baltimore, Mindgrub has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Connect with Mindgrub online at mindgrub.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology

Mantra Softech Launched MFS500 – a High Quality Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

Mantra Softech has launched MFS500 – a high-quality fingerprint scanner with a scratch-free optical sensor for efficient identification of the fingerprint. MFS500 is utilized for the identification and authentication of an individual.

This new MFS500 has the lowest FRR (False Recognition Rate) amongst all other biometric fingerprint scanners in the market. Apart from this, MFS500 has been certified by FBI PVI Certification for FAP10. Its platen prism is made of glass instate of plastic, currently, many players in the industry use a plastic prism to lower their cost. Due to this the glass prism platen does not get yellowish after some point of time and maintains its ruggedness and durability.

MFS500 fingerprint scanner has widest platform selection as it is compatible with Android, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Mantra has also developed MFS500 APIs and SDKs which helps SIs, and developers to work in any environment to develop their own products and solutions.

To manage all the service or maintenance queries, Mantra has developed a dedicated service support center (SERVICO) to handle customer queries in real-time with online and on-site support.

The device form factors makes it easy to use in various applications such as Citizen Identification, eKYC, Verification of any individuals to get the access and authentication.

Posted in: Business,Electronics & Semiconductors,Manufacturing & Industry,Technology

MedWand Wins CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree in Two Categories

MedWand Solutions, Inc., a global leader in remote diagnostics, is pleased to announce that its remote examination device, MedWand, has been selected as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree in not one, but two categories. Every year the CES Innovations Awards honors outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. MedWand was awarded in the categories of “Health & Wellness” and “Tech for a Better World”.

Telehealth is one of the healthcare industry’s fastest-growing segments. With numerous telemedicine services in existence worldwide, most virtual visits are conducted via video with few, if any, examination capabilities. MedWand changes this.

Engineered to allow physical examinations during telemedicine consultations, the MedWand device contains ten diagnostic tools housed within a singular handheld unit that allows patients to be examined remotely over the Internet. The MedWand contains the following instruments:

1.    Stethoscope to listen to heart, lungs, and abdomen
2.    Otoscope for ear exams
3.    Ophthalmoscope for eye exams
4.    Dermatoscope for skin exams
5.    Throat illuminator for oral exams
6.    Pulse oximetry for oxygen levels
7.    Pulse rate
8.    Thermometer
9.    Respiratory rate
10.    EKG

MedWand’s chief engineer and COO, Robert Rose, who was present at the CES Innovation Awards ceremony in New York, says development of MedWand was incredibly complex, but equally rewarding. “It wasn’t easy putting ten medical devices into something the size of a computer mouse that weighs less than 5 ounces, but we did it. Our engineering team did a phenomenal job, and we look forward to showing our technology to the world at CES 2020. We are currently involved in the FDA and CE approval process, with clearance anticipated in Q1 2020.”

MedWand shall be present at CES 2020 alongside several technology partners (Dell, Intel, and Microsoft) this January 7th – 10th in Las Vegas, where MedWand Solutions, Inc. is based. The MedWand booth #44925 can be found in the Sands Main Hall in the Health and Wellness area. Visitors will be able to demo the MedWand device*, see various MedWand system packages, and meet the team members. Free prizes, presentations on the future of medicine, and live MedWand exams** are also planned.

MedWand’s physician-founder and CEO, Samir Qamar, is looking forward to CES 2020. “We are thrilled that CES recognizes the impact MedWand can have on healthcare and the world. Our vision was that patients should have the means to be examined from anywhere, reducing the need to travel for medical visits. With its vast array of diagnostics, MedWand increases the value of any telemedicine video visit by 10x, opening up a world of possibilities in virtual health. If you have the means to help others, wouldn’t you do whatever it takes to do so? This is what MedWand is all about.”

*Currently not for sale in jurisdictions requiring FDA or CE approval
** Exhibition purposes only

About MedWand Digital Health –

U.S.-based MedWand Solutions, Inc. creates award-winning telemedicine technology, allowing consumers to be remotely-examined by clinicians. Designed to be used during telemedicine visits, the handheld MedWand device is portable and houses 10 medical devices in a singular unit. MedWand DOCs (Digital Onsite Clinics™) combine MedWand devices with computers and tablets to create virtual clinic capabilities for consumers worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.MedWand.com.

About the CES 2020 Innovation Awards –

The CES 2020 Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each. The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given. For more information about the CES 2020 Innovation Awards, visit http://www.ces.tech.

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Incedo continues to strengthen its leadership team with senior executives joining from Mu Sigma and Flipkart

Incedo, a New Jersey headquartered, Digital and Analytics company, is pleased to announce strategic appointments of industry leaders, Krishna Rupanagunta, as the President and the Chief Customer Success Officer and Paresh Huria as the Executive Vice President and Chief Delivery Officer. These leaders have enviable track-records of leading customer impact and delivery organizations for some of the most prominent digital native companies globally. They will play a key role in helping Incedo’s customers realize the business potential from Digital Transformation initiatives.

Krishna was a member of the global leadership team at Mu Sigma, one of the world’s largest pure-play Big Data and Analytics firms. He is an acknowledged thought leader in Big Data and AI technologies and brings along over 25 years of exceptional experience in building and leading teams across client advisory, product management, and delivery in decision sciences and advanced analytics. In his role as President and the Chief Customer Success Officer, he will be responsible for developing Incedo’s Solutions & Platform capabilities and further raising the impact delivered to clients. He joins Incedo from Cisco, where he was Head of Advanced Analytics and Data Science.

Paresh joins Incedo from Flipkart, where he built and led a pan India team to transform and turn around the operations with improvement in all metrics such as scale, reach, cost, and customer experience. Paresh was also instrumental in setting up and building an end to end planning function at Flipkart, responsible for ensuring seamless execution and synchronization as the company went through the hyper-growth stage. In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Delivery Officer, Paresh’s will be responsible for leading the global delivery organization and for continually raising the bar on quality, efficiencies, and client satisfaction. He has over 17+ years of experience in procurement, planning, finance & control, strategy, and operations across firms such as Hindustan Lever, PepsiCo, and Boston Consulting Group.

“We are fortunate to have Krishna and Paresh join us, to strengthen our focus towards customer success and help our customers realize the true potential and business value from Digital Transformation and Data Science investments. Krishna, a pioneer in Digital and Data Science, will bring tremendous value to our clients.” said Nitin Seth, CEO, Incedo Inc. He further added, “Paresh’s strong industry and consulting expertise, coupled with his experience in transforming delivery for large digital native organizations, will be instrumental in constantly enhancing Incedo’s delivery capabilities, given our sharp growth trajectory.”

About Incedo
Incedo is a new age Digital & Analytics firm that helps clients achieve a sustainable advantage in their business by bridging the gap between business and technology. We are Headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey. Our 1900-strong workforce represents world-class talent at the intersection of problem-solving, user-centered design, and deep domain expertise. We have been recognized by INC5000 and CRN as the fastest-growing company in the US consistently from the last four years. Our client base includes multiple Fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services, Life Sciences & Healthcare, and Telecom verticals. http://www.incedoinc.com

Media Contact:
Apurv Bhatnagar            
T+91 9958378877                
apurv.bhatnagar@incedoinc.com

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Fast Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of Fast.io: The world’s most convenient platform for scalable (CDN) and reliable file hosting

Fast Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of Fast.io: The world’s most convenient platform for scalable and reliable file hosting. It is a solution for designers, developers, and marketers looking to automate everything needed to host and track files and static websites at an enterprise scale.

Fast.io was founded by Derek Labian and Tom Langridge, who also co-founded MediaFire, a top 100 website visited globally, and a leader in consumer cloud storage and file sharing.

“The process of deploying static content today is complicated and time-consuming because solutions like S3 require manual uploading, a separate CDN configuration, a manual review of raw data logs, and tedious cache flushing each time an update is made,” says Tom Langridge, co-founder of Fast.Io and MediaFire. “We want to get content online quickly with the simplicity and ease of use of cloud storage without sacrificing the reliable scalability and performance of a CDN.”

The platform simplifies and automates the cumbersome steps required to add, manage, update, deploy, and analyze static assets directly on content delivery networks (CDNs) like Akamai, Fastly, and Cloudflare. It tightly integrates with your current workflows and preferred cloud storage service (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MediaFire, Box, and GitHub) to manage files. It includes an integrated CDN, using Cloudflare and Akamai for lightning-fast global deploys, a visual dashboard, and detailed, accurate analytics data sent to Google Analytics and Mixpanel.

The enterprise-file distribution network delivers:

  • Continuous integration that syncs from your cloud storage or version control system to a global Content Delivery Network
  • Foolproof Analytics that works regardless of Ad-Blockers and integrates with MixPanel or Google Analytics
  • High performance, low latency enterprise-grade infrastructure that scales reliably
  • Large file support, with individual files up to 20GB each
  • Simple Pricing, with no storage fees
  • A free tier offering 100GB transfer a month, forever
  • Free unlimited DNS
  • Custom domains with automatic and free SSL (HTTPS)
  • Automatic image optimization and code minification
  • Customization features such as Password Protection, Automatic Directory Listings, and Custom Error Pages
  • Workflow integration with Slack

 

Visit http://www.fast.io to get started syncing and publishing today with our free version.

About Fast Technologies, Inc.
Fast Technologies, Inc. is on a mission to simplify how the web is built. Located in San Francisco, Houston, and Seattle, the Fast.io team embraces remote work. The tools they use and develop enable productivity anywhere thanks to the cloud. They created a simple enterprise file delivery network that automates everything needed to host and track files and static websites at an enterprise scale.

Fast.io is a registered trademark of Fast Technologies, Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Tom Langridge
Co-Founder & CPO
press(at)fast.io
1-877-FASTIO-8

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Heilind Electronics Now Stocking HARTING VarioBoot RJ45 Patch Cords

Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components worldwide and an authorized distributor for HARTING, is now stocking the manufacturer’s VarioBoot RJ45 overmolded cable assemblies. The patch cords introduce the flexibility of controlling the angle and orientation of the RJ45 connectors, creating an ideal fit inside an electrical enclosure or control cabinet.

The HARTING VarioBoot RJ45 supports all matters of routing paths without the risk of interference or transmission loss. The direction of the RJ45 connectors can be adjusted up to 20 times and bent in a left-to-right or up-and-down orientation.

VarioBoot RJ45 patch cords are IP20-rated with durable locking levers. The 10 Gbit/s transmission performance allows compatibility with the most frequently used data rates in industrial Ethernet. Ideal applications include robotics, automation, wind and machinery.

Visit Heilind’s website for more information about HARTING VarioBoot RJ45 patch cords.

About Heilind Electronics:

Heilind Electronics, Inc. (http://www.heilind.com) is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Follow Heilind on Facebook at facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at twitter.com/Heilind.

About HARTING:

The HARTING Technology Group (http://www.harting.com) is a global provider of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of power, signal and data. The company has 13 production locations as well as business units in 44 countries. In addition, the company produces checkout systems for the retail sector; electromechanical actuators for automotive and industrial series production; and hardware and software for customers and applications in the areas of automation technology, robotics and transportation.

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CBD.io Anticipated to be the most Highly Attended CBD Tradeshow of 2019, Setting the Gold Standard for CBD Discovery, Thought Leadership & Entertainment

Last year’s expo was a resounding success pulling in over 7,500 attendees and hosting buyers from 46 different countries including big box buyers like Costco, Walmart, and GNC. Exhibitors included some of the biggest CBD brands including Blue Moon Hemp, CBDistillery, CBDfx, and GRN to name a few.

This year, CBD.io and partners, are once again set to produce the world's largest CBD trade show doubling capacity for 2019 with more than 300 booths and 15,000 attendees!

The 2019 Expo is expanding CBD.io’s unique, industry- leading activations headlined by 2 massive stages hosting over 100 speakers and the official show mixer. Debuting at this show is also the Flower Lounge; an LED cherry blossom tree garden nestled with farms showcasing the finest hemp flower in the country.

NORML, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, is the show's official education partner. Leveraging their vast network, they are gathering the industry’s leading scientists, doctors, legislators, and thought leaders; bringing together the top minds from around the globe to speak about the past, present, and future of CBD. Additionally, Vapexpo has officially partnered with the American Vaping Association, to also host critical Industry discussions about the future of the vaping industry worldwide.

"In our experience, a successful trade show comes down to one thing: bringing buyers. It’s a good thing that’s our specialty" says Mike McNeely, CMO. In fact, CBD.io attendees will include international Buyers from over 10 countries along with top USA buyers including Kroger, who recently announced it would begin selling CBD products in nearly 1,000 stores across the U.S.

From leading legislators to A-list celebrities and big-box retailers, CBD.io will be attracting a large swath of the most relevant industry players.

The event is slated to run from November 22-23, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will be business-to-business on Friday and open to consumers on Saturday. Tickets are on sale now. To register for this event, email contact@cbd.io or contact@vapexpo-usa.com or call/text (702) 323.8875. For more general information about CBD.io, visit CBD.io

CBD.io 2019 Diamond Sponsors include Tyson Ranch, Loot, Hempcy, GRN, KaliBloom, Livive, Pacific CBD, VaporTech, Shijin Vapor, Monster Vape Labs, Traffic Roots, Allo and CannaSpa.

About CBD.io
Created in 2018 with the goal to provide a world-class trade show with a strong thought leadership element, CBD.io has evolved into an industry leader in CBD information and technology. Their eagerly awaited online platform is expected to go live on December 1st and is anticipated to be the largest functional CBD ecosystem on the market with solutions throughout the supply chain. To request a demo, please contact vip@cbd.io.

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Vancouver, Canada to Host the 2020 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment

Conway, Inc. announced that it has awarded the 17th annual World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Vancouver, Canada. The Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia, will host this historic event, which is held in a different country each year and highlights the host region as a premier destination for FDI and business expansion.

The Forum will be held June 15-17, 2020 and bring together up to 500 top corporate executives, multinationals and corporate Investors, ministries of Trade and Investment, economic development agencies, realtors and site selection advisories, and FDI consultancies from across the globe to network and forge lifelong relationships.

“If there’s a greater hotbed of Asian/North American FDI then Vancouver, I’ve never seen it. We’re thrilled to announce that the World Forum for FDI is going to Vancouver, Canada, in 2020!” said Adam Jones-Kelly, President, Conway, Inc. “A stunningly beautiful city, a booming economy, and a world-class investment destination – all the ingredients for a spectacular event!”

The World Forum for FDI provides a platform for dialogue around the most critical issues facing the global economy. During the three-day forum, business leaders, chief executives, and decision-makers from internationally expanding companies come to discuss the latest news and trends on corporate investment strategy and expansion opportunities, including workforce development issues and incentives, emerging markets and sustainable development, and challenges companies face when establishing a presence in new countries, cities, and zones.

The Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology of Vancouver, British Columbia, will serve as the official host organization and arrange exclusive hospitality receptions throughout Vancouver. Delegates of the Forum will participate in world-class seminars and networking events where they will have the opportunity to speak with experts who will share their knowledge, experience, and tips. Additionally, Conway will conduct a one-day FDI Training Seminar before to the World Forum. The seminar will detail global best practices, new ideas on marketing, and the latest strategies for attracting and increasing foreign direct investment.

For more information on the World Forum for FDI, visit http://www.worldforumforfdi.com.

About Conway, Inc.
Since 1954, Conway has provided the world’s most comprehensive offering of services related to domestic and cross-border corporate investment. Our integrated services help government agencies attract investment, and companies planning international expansion. Conway’s network of corporate decision-makers invests more than 0 billion each year in new facilities, offices, and sites, assisting in the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Conway has divisions which specialize in publishing, consulting, public relations, event development, marketing, advisory services, lead generation, site consulting, training, and association management. Conway is the publisher of Site Selection Magazine and management firm for the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Conway has offices and representation in 29 cities around the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.conway.com

About the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

The Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology manages government services that help support and maintain the strong and diverse economy that British Columbians need for long-term prosperity. It’s the ministry’s mandate to grow B.C.’s technology sector, champion innovation, nurture small businesses, support economic development throughout the province, and promote B.C. internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business.

For more information, please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca

Posted in: Services,Technology

Global Events Platform to address Mumbai Angel Network as part of global fundraising roadshow

The Indian events industry is an economic powerhouse. This week Birgit Thümecke, CEO and Co-founder, and Barry Blassoples, VP Growth of Eventerprise, will address the Mumbai investor network as part of Eventerprise’ global funding initiatives. 

Eventerprise is a tech company on a mission to connect the world of events by ensuring technology is accessible, inclusive, and affordable across an underserved market.

Making it easier to create memorable experiences by helping everyday people find the best vendors, venues and event professionals, all on one platform.

Eventerprise recently announced the completion of due diligence with the Keiretsu Forum (USA), part of the world’s number one most active venture investor network. The three-month collaborative process, which saw substantial input from experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and legal experts, provides a platform to finalize Eventerprise’ .1 million late-seed funding raise coupled with significant industry and investor validation. With 5,000 already secured in the 1st close of the round, the report and additional financing of 5,000 will fuel the company’s growth marketing initiatives and launch in the greater Los Angeles region.

The move to address the Indian investor community is a logical one for the Swiss and US incorporated business, with an established strategic R&D partner in Vadodara, India,  Co-founder and events entrepreneur, Charlie Wright, is excited by the potential: “India being arguably one of the largest events markets in the world makes the local validation, investment and partnerships already secured tremendously significant for us. We are now very much looking forward to launching the platform here in due course.”

Dr. Rajen Kilachand, investor, businessman and prolific philanthropist adds: “I have known Charlie for a number of years and his friendship and absolute commitment to what he does, along with his integrity as a businessman are what have convinced me to get behind Eventerprise, and I’m delighted to be part of the early pioneers in this platform.”

The experience with Keiretsu has been invaluable and created a platform to present the next phase for Eventerprise at a series of global events. “Receiving the stamp of approval from such an internationally recognized due diligence process was a key objective for us,” echoed Birgit Thümecke, who acknowledges that the benefits go far beyond funding from the Keiretsu network. “Having the opportunity for some of the best in the business to take a deep dive into every corner of our business, and come up with such positive sentiment, truly reaffirms our belief that the Eventerprise platform is ready to serve the global events industry.”

Adam Smith, owner of the digital growth agency Sound Press, Cincinnati, USA, highlighted the following in the final report: “They have a plan in place to put the funding towards the right tasks for proving the business model and acquiring market share. The supporting documents are some of the best I’ve seen in regards to preparedness.” It was not only the firm’s marketing strategy that received ringing endorsements, its underlying technology gained high praise from veteran and San Francisco angel investor Peter Henry: “Whereas typical early-stage tech start-ups have a great deal of risk inherent in their untested ability to deliver on the promise of their technology vision, this is not the case with Eventerprise. If anything, the technology, and its development are among the least risky aspects of the business at this point, and it’s more about the marketing and execution of launching the offering in the right place and time”.

The management team, led by serial entrepreneurs and industry experts Birgit Thümecke, Götz Thümecke and Charlie Wright, clearly understand the potential of the event management software market, the size of which is expected to balloon to .4billion by 2024 according to latest research. Industry giant Cvent’s recent acquisition of the event technology provider DoubleDutch provides testament to the event industry’s continuing ability to develop and embrace innovative digital solutions. With two-sided platform models being already well established with consumers in India and the United States, Eventerprise covers a niche which has been long overlooked by the industry’s established technology powerhouses. Its unique focus on streamlining the interactions between event hosts and vendors of event products, services or venues allows the company to, in the words of CEO Birgit Thümecke, “level the playing field by bringing trust, order and simplicity to an underserved and fragmented industry.”

Eventerprise has recently extended its reach into the Asian market, with a Singaporean hub coming online in 2019. Investor sentiment in the region has followed suit, with its current round adding Phillip R. Lynch, Vice President, Commercial Growth & Innovation at Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific, to its list of seasoned angel investors. “My investment is predicated on good leadership, the right team and its business model. The team is privileged to be led by an outstanding leader in Birgit Thümecke, who is well qualified to take Eventerprise forward.”

Funds secured from the current late-seed round, which is led by San Francisco based Act 5 Ventures, are earmarked for growth market activation activities across the greater Los Angeles region, as well as further investment in its R&D capabilities. With expansion milestones and revenue targets achieved the team will head toward Series A latest 9 months after launch full of optimism. The event industry has seen high profile exit transactions such as Eventbrite’s billion IPO in 2018, Eventerprise’s market-ready platform, detailed roll-out plan, and potential return over five years (based on comparable investments), offers a very compelling investment opportunity.

To learn more about the Eventerprise investment opportunity, please click here.

Learn more at www.eventerprise.com/invest

Eventerprise.com is a Swiss global tech startup on a mission to connect the world of events. We do this by ensuring technology is accessible, inclusive and affordable across an underserved market. Eventerprise makes it easier to create memorable experiences by helping everyone find the best vendors, venues and event professionals, all on one platform.

Birgit Thümecke is co-founder and CEO of Eventerprise.com, a global marketplace platform that connects event organizers with event professionals as well as vendors of event-related products, services, and venues. As a recipient of a Stevie Award for Women in Business she is committed to building a world-class distributed organization that serves all its stakeholders with growing value.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Professional Services,Services,Technology,U.S

Haivision Accelerates Cloud Strategy by Acquiring LightFlow, the Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Orchestration Media Business of Epic Labs

Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced the acquisition of LightFlow Media Technologies S. L., the advanced media optimization business of Epic Labs.

This acquisition adds artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s innovation portfolio to form the basis for advances in content-aware video encoding, content indexing, object detection, as well as optimization of video contribution, distribution, and delivery for low-latency live feeds or video on-demand.

LightFlow’s technology suite also gives Haivision an advanced media cloud orchestration architecture, a foundation to accelerate the company’s cloud strategy of creating an ecosystem of modular video streaming and management technologies. The LightFlow team also led the development of the DASH.js implementation that includes low-latency CMAF support, which adds to Haivision’s overall market leadership with the SRT open source initiative and the development of the Haivision SRT Hub intelligent cloud media routing platform.

“Haivision is a recognized leader and pioneer in video streaming with the Makito series of video encoders and the open-source SRT initiative. Epic Labs is a cutting-edge innovator in cloud development and AI for video streaming,” said Mirko Wicha, founder and CEO of Haivision. “By bringing our visions together, we are poised to enable the delivery of revolutionary new end-to-end media solutions that will transform low-latency streaming workflows – from contribution and distribution, all the way to delivery and monetization.”

"LightFlow brings a vast expertise and technology to improve video workflows leveraging artificial intelligence,” said Alfonso Peletier, Founder and CEO of Epic Labs. "LightFlow finds in Haivision the scale and reach of the world leader in performance streaming. The joint team and technologies will accelerate our shared vision of delivering revolutionary cloud workflows to the market and the community."

“Innovation is at the heart of Haivision’s cloud development efforts,” said Mahmoud Al-Daccak, Haivision’s CTO and EVP of Product Development. “Haivision is pioneering next-generation cloud video services made possible through intelligent media routing, AI-optimized media and metadata processing, as well as blockchain-enabled decentralized federated content distribution, opening new opportunities for more content providers to deliver video to ever-expanding audiences.”

“With so much real-time data available throughout the media workflow, the magic dwells in understanding, learning, and adjusting continuously to achieve optimal results,” said Miguel Serrano, CEO of LightFlow Media Technologies. “By applying artificial intelligence in different layers of the video workflow, we can harness the combined power of the cloud and edge processing to reinvent the way broadcast and media organizations produce, deliver, and monetize their content.”

The LightFlow team, based in Madrid Spain, now augments Haivision’s global development organization, which is headquartered in Montreal, with additional R&D offices in Portland, Chicago, Austin, and Hamburg.

About Haivision

Haivision is the leader in live video streaming technologies, providing more than 25,000 organizations globally with video solutions that help them stream broadcast-quality, low-latency video from anywhere. Founded in 2004, Haivision is a profitable, privately held company with headquarters in Montreal and Chicago, and regional offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To help solve the world’s most difficult video streaming challenges, Haivision open sourced its award winning SRT low latency video streaming protocol in 2017 and founded the SRT Alliance, which now has over 250 industry leading companies supporting this new standard. Awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision is also recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Learn more at haivision.com.

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RiVidium Inc. (dba TripleCyber) Appoints Jim Kirby as Sr. Vice President, Business Development

RiVidium Inc. (dba TripleCyber), today announced that Jim Kirby is appointed Senior Vice President, Business Development, effective October 1, 2019. In this role, Jim will direct and manage all business development-related activities for RiVidium’s four Divisions: Logistics and Financial Services, Human Capital and Training Services, Information Technology and Engineering Services, and Cyber and Intelligence Services. Jim will report to Manny Rivera, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Jim is a growth-minded executive who brings more than 20 years of experience helping small and large businesses exceed their strategic goals. He has long standing relationships and contacts within the business development community, and he will drive RiVidium's ability to establish relationships and identify service contracts and build business. Jim most recently served as Senior Manager, International Business Development, Cybersecurity & Special Mission, Raytheon where he was responsible for building the pipeline from nil to 0M and bringing in over 0M. This gave Raytheon the Cyber foothold it needed in the Middle East.

“Jim has a successful track record of driving business objectives for companies as innovative as RiVidium, and we are excited for the future of RiVidium,” said Manny Rivera, RiVidium’s President/CEO. “Jim brings a wealth of experience and expertise and will transform our business development efforts in the federal, defense and security arenas.”

"I am excited about joining RiVidium's team and confident we have a significant opportunity to grow the company beyond expectation," said Kirby. "I look forward to working with the senior leadership team to both grow current programs and drive new business while increasing sustainability and profitability."

Jim retired from the Army Signal Corps as a Colonel with more than 26 years of honorable service. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA) and the US Naval War College (Newport, RI) where he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

About RiVidium: RiVidium, the leader in IT, Logistics, Cyber and Human Capital Management (HCM), offers a robust portfolio of capabilities, featuring patented cyber and security platforms as well as libraries for HCM employee decision support tools for new hires. RiVidium’s technologies are accessible from any device through RiVidium’s cloud support infrastructure. These technologies provide security, interactive user experience and deep analytics on user engagement. By transforming traditional methods used to communicate on the Internet, RiVidium significantly increases customer and individual security while decreasing the personal exposure footprint on the Internet.

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Digital Sportsman launches lifestyle brand focused on technology and apparel

Digital Sportsman, or DS, announces the official launch of its company and online store at http://www.digitalsportsman.com. The web site features its exclusive line of DSA (Digital Sportsman Advantage) T-shirts in short- and long-sleeve versions. These 100% polyester shirts are lightweight, comfortable, and come in a variety of colors and styles themed toward the great outdoors.

A veteran-owned company, DS was founded by Anthony Hamilton and his three sons, Devin, Trevor, and Ethan.

“After years of shopping online and in large retail outlets, and continually seeing apparel made outside of the U.S., the family decided enough was enough,” said Anthony Hamilton, President and CEO of Digital Sportsman. “It was a big letdown to shop at some of our favorite stores and see products that were made somewhere other than the U.S., while so much wasted, American talent lay dormant right here.”

The founders decided it was time to do something about it, and Digital Sportsman was born. DS has been building out supply chains, operations, and product lines for over two years, in order to deliver the highest quality products and best customer experience possible. The company is intent on making quality U.S. products, specializing in a direct-to-consumer model. DSA is the first product line in this launch, offering T-shirts that are UPF 50, with moisture wicking technology to promote dryness, and a zinc-based technology that fights odor-causing bacteria. All artwork is hand drawn by the founders of DS, and made in the U.S. from U.S. and imported fabrics.

Digital Sportsman’s other specialty is advanced technology to help people interface more successfully with the great outdoors. DS will launch a state-of-the art mobi