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    Radiant Vision Systems unveils a turnkey inspection solution leveraging its photometry-based imaging technology for challenging machine vision tasks at The ASSEMBLY Show, taking place October 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.A.

    Redmond, WA (PRWEB) October 05, 2017

    Radiant Vision Systems, a leading provider of high-resolution imaging solutions for automated visual analysis of light and color, announces that it will demonstrate new applications of its photometry-based imaging technology for machine vision inspection at The ASSEMBLY Show, taking place October 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.A.

    Radiant Vision Systems is globally-recognized for light and color measurement expertise in display testing, backlit components, light sources, and other self-illuminating devices. With CCD resolutions to 29 megapixels, broad dynamic range to 73.4 decibels, and cooled, interline CCD technology to minimize image noise, Radiant’s ProMetric® Imaging Photometers and Colorimeters capture highly-detailed images of devices that allow these systems to measure and evaluate precise variations in luminance, chromaticity, pixel-level defects, and more. Utilizing the same technical advantages for light measurement, Radiant now applies its imaging solutions to the most challenging machine vision inspection applications, providing an alternative imaging platform for evaluating complex assemblies and detecting subtle component flaws. These systems bridge a long-standing technological gap in manufacturing environments where human inspectors are necessary for their superior perception of defects, but where automation is desired for its efficiency.

    From the floor of The Assembly Show, Radiant will unveil the first of its advanced vision product offerings with live demonstrations of a completely new turnkey, high-resolution inspection system for in-line assembly verification. The new inspection station is a fully-integrated machine vision system that utilizes a Radiant Vision Systems ProMetric® Imaging Photometer, bright field lighting, and programmable inspection software to detect subtle, low-contrast defects on complex assemblies. With adjustable height and portability, the system rolls up to production lines to perform real-time quality control with greater accuracy and repeatability than human inspectors or traditional machine vision systems, while occupying the same footprint as an inspector on the line. The system performs a range of inspections, simultaneously or in sequence, with tools for determining presence, position, and routing of cables, fasteners, connectors, screws, and a range of other internal components. Defects such as loose connectors and misrouted cables, which can pass functional test or go unnoticed by human inspectors, may worsen in shipping or with device usage. Applied before ICT or assembly enclosure, this in-line system provides final verification of all internal components to prevent latent failures and returned/recalled products.

    Attendees of The ASSEMBLY Show will be the first to see Radiant’s new in-line inspection station perform real-time inspection, and discuss applications with Radiant’s advanced vision solutions experts. Complimentary exhibit hall access is available using Radiant Discount Code RVSvip. For information or to register for The ASSEMBLY Show, visit Learn more about Radiant Vision Systems by visiting Booth #400 at the show or online at

    About Radiant Vision Systems

    Radiant Vision Systems works with world-class brands and manufacturers to deliver creative visual inspection solutions that improve quality, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. Radiant’s legacy of technology innovation in photometric imaging and worldwide install base date back more than 25 years and address applications from consumer electronics to automotive manufacturing. Radiant Vision Systems product lines include TrueTest™ automated visual inspection software for display systems, and ProMetric® imaging colorimeters, photometers, and light source measurement systems. Radiant is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, with strategic offices in China and South Korea. Radiant has been a part of Konica Minolta’s Sensing Business Unit since August 2015. For more information, visit

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    Sensor and RFID technology available on the Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask(TM) Market

    San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2017

    Ocean Tomo, creator of the Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask™ Market presents Lot 43, HP Inc. patents related to Sensor and RFID technology. This lot is available at auction on the Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask Market through October 20, 2017.

    The patents in this lot include technologies related to thermal and flow sensors, media stack control, temperature monitoring system, variable signal range, secure currency, tailored content response based on product identifier method and apparatus among others.

    Patents in Lot 43 have been cited in over 95 subsequent patent filings by over 40 companies inventing in this space. Notable companies citing this technology include; International Business Machines Corp, IBM, Zebra Technologies Corp., Honeywell International Inc., Ricoh Company Ltd., ABB Ltd., MPT, Inc., and Corning Incorporated.

    The HP auction will be held in both English and Mandarin for brokers located in both the U.S. and China. Payments can be made in USD or RMB. Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask™ professionals located in the U.S. and in China can manage the needs of buyers in their local time zones and in their native languages.

    For further information on these HP assets for sale and to request bidding information please contact HPAuction(at)OceanTomo(dot)com.

    About Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask™ Market

    The Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask™ Market (OTBA) was built to further enhance Intellectual Property (IP) liquidity and transaction transparency. OTBA serves a broad community of active buyers and sellers, providing a platform to purchase or sell patents and patent applications globally. This market is supported by Ocean Tomo and affiliate international voice brokers.

    OTBA is a highly efficient platform able to quickly clear patent transitions through a unique blend of technology and professional services. OTBA is currently available in both English and Mandarin (with other language offerings forthcoming). Traditional auction markets are seller driven – buyers are limited to what is offered for sale. The Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask Market equally services buyers and sellers. Buyers can now efficiently post anonymous bids resulting in prompt notification of the patent owner by Ocean Tomo.

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    The new interactive exhibits in the America's Presidents exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. are of paramount importance to the Portrait Gallery and its mission.

    Corrales, NM (PRWEB) October 05, 2017

    Ideum ( announces the installation of the first digital interactive exhibits in the America's Presidents exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. America's Presidents reopened to the public on September 22, 2017, after nearly two years of renovations. The gallery features three new interactive kiosks that provide a window into the museum's collection of presidential portraits, many of which are not on display. The kiosks allow visitors to explore these portraits in beautiful high-resolution detail, and learn more about many of them.

    Working closely with gallery curators and educational staff, Ideum created custom software and kiosks to represent both the artworks and the history of America's presidents. Special collections highlight portraits of the first ladies and artworks by Andy Warhol, George Tames, Peter Hurd, Patrick Oliphant, and Time magazine. The kiosks have unique widescreen ultra high-resolution displays with multitouch capabilities, and Ideum's Industrial Design group collaborated with the Smithsonian exhibit team to design the three custom bronze-colored kiosks to complement the aesthetics of the new gallery space.

    "We were thrilled to have an opportunity to work with great team at the Smithsonian to help bring digital interactives into the gallery space for the first time," said Ideum Creative Director and Founder Jim Spadaccini. Visitors use a 3D timeline to move through the decades from the nation's founding to the present. Users can also zoom into paintings to view fine details, rotate and enlarge scanned sculptures and other 3D scanned objects, and investigate special collections and related items. The digital collection includes items found in the gallery, but also hundreds of other pieces not presently on public display. All materials are presented in both English and Spanish.

    The new kiosks offer an intuitive user interface and new information to explore, but they are also designed for a modern, dynamic museum environment. Ideum worked with Smithsonian staff to specify the fiber extenders to take the USB and 4K UHD video signals across nearly the entire length of the Portrait Gallery building. Remotely connecting the installation's computers allows staff to easily maintain and update the exhibits. And as with all Ideum products, they were designed and built in the USA to exacting standards, crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and featuring lockable ports to ensure security.

    "We wanted to design and integrate touchscreen technology into this classic gallery in a seamless way, to extend and deepen the visitor experience without competing with the portraits themselves," said Spadaccini. "Ideum is proud to have played a part in giving people new ways to explore this unique historical collection."

    Images are available at:

    A promotional video created by the National Portrait Gallery and featuring the exhibits can be found at:

    About Ideum

    Ideum is an innovative design company based in Corrales, New Mexico. The firm focuses on creating the next generation of visitor experiences that blend the physical and digital realms. Along with its Creative Services software group, Ideum designs and produces integrated and hardened large-scale multitouch tables and touch walls for museums, educational institutions, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. It has developed multitouch tables and screens since 2008, and its products have been sold in more than 41 countries. For more information, please visit or contact Esther Lombardi at (505) 792-1110 ext.1.

    Ideum is a trademark of Ideum, Inc.

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    Some of the U.S. Army’s newest and still-evolving technologies will be presented at the Innovator’s Corner during the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition next week in Washington, D.C.

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland (PRWEB) October 05, 2017

    Some of the U.S. Army’s newest and still-evolving technologies will be presented at the Innovator’s Corner during the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition next week in Washington, D.C.

    The annual AUSA gathering brings hundreds of exhibitors and commercial vendors together with U.S. Army leadership and command representatives for the three-day symposium at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Oct. 9 to 11.

    Technologies being presented come from laboratories and research centers throughout the Army and range in topics from Early Synthetic Prototyping to High Energy Lasers to Asymmetric Vision. Each topic will be addressed by researchers and scientists directly involved in developing the technology.

    Dr. Steffanie Easter, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, will provide opening comments for the Innovator’s Corner at 11:45 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9. The Innovator’s Corner is located in Booth 2361 in Exhibition Hall B.

    Following is the Innovator’s Corner presentation schedule:

    Monday, Oct. 9 --

    Innovator’s Corner Opening Remarks by Ms. Steffanie Easter, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) at 11:45 a.m.

    Early Synthetic Prototyping by Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) at 11:55 a.m.

    Neural controlled Prosthetics by Mr. Jason Ghannadian, Science Officer, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) at 12:35 p.m.

    Autonomous Systems Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) by Dr. Stuart Young, Division Chief, Information Sciences, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), at 1 p.m.

    Synthetic Intelligence Partner with Machine Learning by Mr. Louis Mazziotta, Senior Science Officer, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at 1:45 p.m.

    Command, Control, communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) by Mr. Jason Dirner, Lead Electronics Engineer, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at 2:30 p.m.

    Innovations in Military Assessment: From WW1 to Modern Warfare by Dr. Michelle Ramsden Zbyiut, Senior Research Scientist, US Army Research Institute at 3:15 p.m.

    Technology Transfer and Partnering by Dr. David H. Humphrey, Licensing Officer, Medical Technology Transfer Office, MRMC at 4 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 10 --

    MRMC Introductory Remarks by Maj. Gen. Barbara M. Holcomb, Commanding General, MRMC at 9:45 a.m.

    DP-14 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle by Mr. Nathan Fisher, Project Manager for Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Medical Robotics and Autonomous Systems at 9:55 a.m.

    J-Portal PAS Devise by Dr. Marcello Pilia, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Neurotrauma & Traumatic Brain Injury Portfolio, Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) at 10:30 a.m.

    Medical Hands-Free, Ultra-Wideband Broadcast (MEDHUB) by Lt. Col. Christian Cook, Program Manager, MEDEVAC Mission Equipment, and Mr. Jay Wang, Product Manager, MEDEVAC Mission Equipment, US Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) at 11 a.m.

    Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI) by Dr. Anne Ritter, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Forward Surgical – En-Route Care Portfolio, CCCRP, at noon.

    SMDC/ARSTRAT Intro Remarks by Mr. Thomas E. Webber, Director, Technical Center, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, US Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) at 1 p.m.

    High Energy Laser by Dr. Kip Kendrick, Chief, High Energy Laser, SMDC/ARSTRAT at 1:10 p.m.

    Advanced Small Arms Fire Control by Mr. Darren Ward, Lead Engineer, Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at 2 p.m.

    Future Integral Target Engagement by Mr. Terence F. Rice, Project Management Engineer, ARDEC at 3 p.m.

    Technology Transfer and Partnering by Ms. Kendra Meggett-Carr, Technology Transfer Lead, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) at 3:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 11 --

    IC & ERDC Opening Remarks by Dr. David W. Pittman, Director, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) at 11:15 a.m.

    Rapid Beach, Surfzone and Littoral Reconnaissance by Dr. Kate Brodie, Research Oceanographer, ERDC, at 11:25 a.m.

    Soldier-Deployable Geospatial Technologies by Dr. Ricky Massaro, Physical Scientist, ERDC, at noon.

    RDECOM Remarks by Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, Commanding General, RDECOM, at 12:45 p.m.

    Asymmetric Vision by Dr. Richard Nabors, Deputy Operations Chief, CERDEC’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, at 1 p.m.

    Fusion 3D Terrain Visualization by Mr. Damon Conover, Electronics Engineer, US Army Research Laboratory, at 1:30 p.m.

    Layered Sensing Initiative by Dr. Alan Samuels, Research Chemist, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), at 2 p.m.

    Technology Transfer / International Patent Consortium by Mr. Barry Datlof, Director, Medical Technology Transfer, MRMC, at 2:30 p.m.

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    Lawn Care Business Essentials is a free eBook designed to help businesses get up and running.

    Saint Paul, Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) October 05, 2017

    HindSite Software, the premier provider of lawn care software, has released “Lawn Care Business Essentials” an eBook that includes everything a new lawn care business needs to get up and running. In the eBook, readers will find topics and resources that cover the nuances of starting a business - from creating a business plan to identifying a name and logo to templates for lawn care contracts.

    “From all the conversations we’ve had with new lawn care business owners or people considering starting their own business, we noticed a theme,” says Dom Devine, HindSite’s Content Marketing Specialist. “New business owners know everything they need to know about lawn care but are less familiar with the business basics that come with starting a company, like initial branding or writing a customer contract.”

    HindSite organized the eBook to follow the typical process of starting a new lawn care business, but they also understand each business is different. “We know that not all businesses travel the same path. It’s likely readers will jump around, referring to and reading through the appropriate section as their business is born,” explains Devine.

    In the eBook you’ll find topics that include:

    How to Write a Lawn Care Business Plan

    Naming Your Lawn Care Business

    How to Create a Great Lawn Care Logo

    How to Find Employees for Your Business

    Pricing Tips for Your Lawn Services

    How to Write a Lawn Care Contracts

    Lawn Care Contract Templates

    4 Issues New Lawn Care Businesses Face & How to Avoid Them

    Covering everything from business plans to branding to hiring new employees, the first half of the eBook helps readers lay the foundation of their new business. The second half dives into the financial structure of a business - explaining how you should determine the price of your services and then, how to take this price and create bulletproof contracts.

    Each section offers easy to follow steps along with helpful resources that will save new business owners time and headaches. “Like our software, the goal of our content is to always help small green industry businesses be as successful and profitable as possible,” states HindSite’s Marketing Manager, Chad Reinholz.

    Visit to download Lawn Care Business Essentials.

    HindSite Software has helped contractors better manage and grow their business with field service software since 2001. Designed by a green industry business owner, HindSite Solution and cloud-based FieldCentral assist service businesses with scheduling, contact management, field data collection (e.g. mobile field service software), and invoicing in QuickBooks®, Sage Peachtree®, and Simply Accounting®. This paperless work order management software has been proven to increase efficiency and organization, meaning greater profit potential with less administrative time.

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    Principled Technologies unveils the WebXPRT Processor Comparison Chart, a free resource that provides at-a-glance access to a wealth of curated WebXPRT test data in PT’s databases. The chart offers a quick way to browse and compare WebXPRT results for hundreds of processors and individual test results.

    Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 05, 2017

    Principled Technologies (PT) has unveiled the WebXPRT Processor Comparison Chart, a free resource that provides access to a wealth of WebXPRT test data in Principled Technologies’ databases. The chart offers a quick way to browse and compare real-world performance scores from hundreds of processors and individual test results. PT hand-selected each of the results from internal lab testing and reliable tech media sources.

    “The WebXPRT Processor Comparison Chart will be a valuable resource for folks interested in performance testing and product evaluation,” said Bill Catchings, co-founder of Principled Technologies, which administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. “We wanted to make it easier for testers, manufacturers, and tech journalists to access the large amount of useful and reliable real-world performance data we have on a wide range of devices, from TVs to phones to tablets to PCs.”

    WebXPRT is a free online tool that gives objective information about how well a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any other web-enabled device handles common web tasks. Anyone can go to and compare existing performance evaluation results on a variety of devices or run a simple evaluation test on their own.

    WebXPRT is one of the BenchmarkXPRT suite of performance evaluation tools. Other tools include MobileXPRT, TouchXPRT, CrXPRT, BatteryXPRT, and HDXPRT. The XPRTs help users get the facts before they buy, use, or evaluate tech products such as computers, tablets, and phones.

    To learn more about and join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, go to

    About Principled Technologies, Inc.

    Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community.

    Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit

    Company Contact

    Justin Greene

    Principled Technologies, Inc.

    1007 Slater Road, Suite #300

    Durham, NC 27703


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    Exceptional reading of critical 1D and larger 2D codes on smartphone screens

    (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    Eugene – October 6, 2017 - Datalogic, a global leader in automatic data capture and industrial automation markets, introduces the QuickScan™ Lite QW2400 2D area imager, further expanding the QuickScan family of readers. This brilliant and future proof scanner is specifically designed to excel in reading mobile couponing on smartphone screens, setting itself as the excellent choice to meet scanning needs in Retail as well as document and bill processing in Banking, Financial and Insurance institutions, where longer linear bar codes are prevalent and often used.

    The QuickScan Lite QW2400 scanner features the best-in-class capability to capture challenging or truncated 1D codes as well as larger 2D codes, from close distance and from different scanning angles. Poorly-marked or damaged barcodes may result in reading failures, causing loss of data that not only can have significant consequences on enterprise’s productivity and reputation, but can also lead to legal implications. Using a proper technology to avoid these issues is simply a must for those businesses that are facing an automation renovation. Moreover, QuickScan Lite QW2400 scanner’s outstanding ability to read barcodes displayed on mobile devices, allows fast and safe mobile payment options, that more and more customers are expected to adopt, especially in the Retail sector.

    “Various markets call for different types of bar codes for effective data capture”, states Nick Tabet, VP New Products at Datalogic. “This device’s flexible, reading performance makes it ideal for many Mobile Marketing Applications in different sectors, facilitating the transition from 1D scanners to 2D scanners.”

    The ergonomic, light weight and balanced design of the QW2400 area imager also provides the user with easier handling, even during long and intensive scanning sessions. The Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ provides good-read feedback and the internal beeper can be silenced for quiet surroundings. White illumination combined with a blue aiming dot provides users with a visible and clear aiming system reducing eye irritation.

    The QW2400 area imager is available in two interface options: USB or Keyboard Wedge/RS232, both available as scanner only and in a convenient KIT including cable and stand.

    Other features of the QW2400 imager include:

    • Excellent reading of codes displayed on mobile devices
    • Three years standard factory warranty
    • An over-molded rubber exterior providing drop protection up to 1.5 m / 5.0 ft
    • Water and particulate sealing rating
    • Hands free scanning with flexible goose neck stand or multi-position (collapsible) stand
    • Shared accessories with current QuickScan products
    • Remote Host Download reduces service costs and improves operations
    • Datalogic Aladdin configuration tool for easy product configuration

    Contact your local Datalogic sales representative to see how this exciting new area imager can easily meet all of your general purpose scanning needs.


    Datalogic is a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, specialized in the designing and production of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, RFID vision and laser marking systems. Datalogic solutions help to increase the efficiency and quality of processes in the Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Healthcare industries, along the entire value chain. The world's leading players in the four reference industries use Datalogic products, certain of the attention to the customer and of the quality of the products that the Group has been offering for 45 years. Today Datalogic Group, headquartered in Bologna (Italy), employs approximately 2,700 staff worldwide, distributed in 30 countries, with manufacturing and repair facilities in the USA, Brazil, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary and Vietnam. In 2016 Datalogic had a turnover of 576.5 million Euro and invested over 50 million Euros in Research & Development, with an asset of more than 1,200 patents in multiple jurisdictions. Datalogic S.p.A. is listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI. More information about Datalogic at

    Datalogic and the Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries, including the U.S.A. and the EU. QuickScan is a trademark of Datalogic S.p.A. and/or its affiliates registered in many countries including the U.S. and EU. Datalogic Aladdin is a trademark of Datalogic S.p.A. and /or its affiliates. All other trademarks and brands are property of their respective owner.

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    Beckwood Press Company will be transitioning their corporate headquarters to a 55,000 sq. ft. facility in the newly-constructed Fenton Logistics Park in the summer of 2018.

    St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems, and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has announced that they will transition their corporate headquarters to a 55,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in the newly-constructed Fenton Logistics Park, also in Fenton Missouri. Scheduled for completion in June 2018, Beckwood’s new building will feature heavy crane capability with extended ceiling heights, 10,000+ sq. ft. of office and meeting space, and 4,800 sq. ft. for demonstration machinery.

    “As a technology leader in the manufacturing industry, Beckwood is committed to remaining on the forefront of innovation,” said Beckwood President, Jeffrey Debus. “Our new home in the Fenton Logistics Park will increase production capacity by nearly 30% and give us a modern, inspiring space to collaborate and engineer our robust forming equipment.”

    The new building will be located less than one mile north of their current location, keeping Beckwood in close proximity to key customers and strategic business partners while offering easy access to Interstates 44 and 270. Employee and equipment moves are expected to begin in the summer of 2018 and should be completed by the end of July.

    The 294-acre site, which has been vacant for nearly 10 years, was the former home of Chrysler’s truck and mini-van assembly division. According to property owner KP Development, when completed, Fenton Logistics Park will employ an estimated 3000 workers and reflect a total investment of more than $500 million in the St. Louis region.

    About Beckwood Press Company

    Beckwood Press Company is a leading hydraulic press manufacturer, located in St. Louis, MO USA. They offer quality, custom hydraulic presses for virtually every industry and application, including a line of temperature controlled presses for compression molding, composite forming and high-temperature Hot Forming / SPF applications. Beckwood also manufactures the Triform line of Sheet Hydroforming Presses in both Fluid Cell and Deep Draw configurations, hydraulic ring expanders / sizers, hot joggle presses, as well as a line of stretch forming machines for both extrusion, sheet / leading edge applications. Get the latest news from Beckwood at

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    interRel Consulting has achieved Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) status, which recognizes partners for excellence in customer implementations of Oracle EPM Cloud products including Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). interRel earned this status by delivering multiple successful EPBCS implementations to satisfied customers.

    Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    interRel Consulting has achieved Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) status, which recognizes partners for excellence in customer implementations of Oracle EPM Cloud products including Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). interRel earned this status by delivering multiple successful EPBCS implementations to satisfied customers. interRel is also an Oracle Platinum Partner and Oracle Cloud Select Partner with the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) program.

    The CEI program, which formally launched this week, recognizes implementation success and plays a critical role in ensuring Oracle and its partners deliver on customers’ high expectations for Oracle Cloud. Oracle’s trusted partners are essential to providing customers the highest quality experience during this pivotal stage of cloud transformation.

    For acceptance to the program, interRel meets criteria including the successful completion of multiple EPBCS implementations and having multiple implementation consultants certified in the product. Achieving CEI status is an unparalleled opportunity to further market differentiation, recognition, high-value OPN benefits, and deeper engagement with Oracle. As a partner, interRel receives numerous training and implementation enablement benefits with Oracle, including hands-on workshops for emerging and existing products.

    “The last two years at Oracle OpenWorld, we have been honored to win Oracle’s North American Specialized Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. This year, we’re thrilled to be one of the first Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementers in the world. It’s a difficult status to attain, and we want to thank our customers and employees for making this possible,” said Edward Roske, interRel co-founder and Oracle ACE Director.

    For more information on Oracle’s Planning Cloud product, please read Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud, the only book in the world on Oracle PBCS, sign up for one of interRel’s educational webcasts, or watch their many YouTube videos.

    For more information on the CEI program, visit

    About interRel Consulting

    Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. An Oracle Platinum and Cloud Select Partner, interRel is the 2016 winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Road Shows across North America. Home to six members of the Oracle ACE program, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit


    Rachel Holle

    (972) 735-8716


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    Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) and HfS partnering to provide SIG members with insight and best practice research

    Jacksonville, Fla., US and Cambridge, UK (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces a new partnership with HfS Research, the leading analyst authority and global community for business operations and IT services.

    This relationship includes free access to co-branded research and relevant content and provides SIG buy-side members with qualitative research reports for the term of the relationship.

    Phil Fersht, CEO and Chief Analyst at HfS, said of the partnership, “A titan in the sourcing industry, SIG has always provided its members with high quality events, a community spirit and great insights. As the industry rapidly evolves as a result of secular change agents like RPA and AI, many enterprises are struggling to adapt to the digital economy and make the bold steps they need to stay competitive. We are excited to be partnering with a forward-thinking, dynamic and impactful organization as SIG and engaging with their members.”

    Dawn Tiura, CEO of SIG, added, “We are delighted to partner with HfS to educate the market and provide our members with premier research that will assist them in better understanding how to overcome the challenges of this radically evolving industry.”

    About SIG

    SIG, is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies and the advisors who serve them. SIG is widely known as a forum for sharing “next” practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC), which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG is also the parent organization for SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams, as well as Outsource, which provides unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space.

    About HfS Research

    HfS’ mission is to provide visionary insight into the major innovations impacting business operations: automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital business models, and smart analytics. We focus on the future of operations across key industries. We influence the strategies of enterprise customers, ensuring they develop operational backbones that keep them competitive whilst helping develop the right partnerships with the most capable services providers, technology suppliers, and third-party advisors.

    HfS is changing the face of the analyst industry by combining knowledge with impact. Our Analyst 2.0 model is driven by:

    • The HfS ThinkTank model to collaborate with enterprise customers and other industry stakeholders.
    • Three thousand enterprise customer interviews annually across the Global 2000.
    • A highly experienced analyst team.
    • Unrivalled industry summits.
    • Comprehensive data products on the future of operations and IT services across industries.
    • An annual readership of over one million, and growing.

    The As-a-Service Economy and Digital OneOffice™ are revolutionising the industry.

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    The Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils were honored at the 9th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ luncheon celebration today at the 2017 ERG & Council Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. Taking top honors was the General Motors Employee Resource Group, followed by the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inclusion & Diversity Council and the Aramark Diversity Advisory Board.

    Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    The Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils were honored at the 9th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ luncheon celebration today at the 2017 ERG & Council Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. Taking top honors was the General Motors Employee Resource Group, followed by the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inclusion & Diversity Council and the Aramark Diversity Advisory Board.

    The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is part of the annual ERG & Council Conference presented by diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm PRISM International, Inc., and its practice group the Association of ERGs & Councils. “ERGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results," said Linda Stokes, President and CEO of PRISM and co-host. "Participants report that completing the application challenges them to look hard and deep at what they are doing by evaluating their efforts and then enacting adjustments that make them better. Our intent is to enable ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils to use this application to learn what they are doing well and how they can continue to increase their impact and effectiveness," concluded Stokes.

    In its ninth year, the prestigious ERG & Council Honors Award™ recognizes and awards the outstanding contributions and achievements of U.S. ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils that lead organizational diversity and inclusion processes and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Fernando Serpa, the Executive Director of the Association and last night’s co-host said, “This year’s applications represented 1,330 ERGs, BRGs, Diversity Councils and their chapters. This is by far the most competitive and exciting field to date." The 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award™ recipients are a diverse combination of U.S. organizations representing most sectors, geographies and sizes. “We also had several non-Top 25 groups demonstrate best practices and results that deserve to be recognized,” said Serpa. “As a result, we have introduced the Spotlight Impact Award™ that highlights the achievements of these select groups in the categories of Organizational Impact, Talent Management and Culture of Inclusion.”

    Award recipients included a diverse combination of corporations, governmental agencies and not for profits representing various sectors, geographies and organization sizes. The 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award™ recipients (by rank):

    1.    General Motors Employee Resource Group Council

    2.    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inclusion & Diversity Council

    3.    Aramark Diversity Advisory Board

    4.    ClinicPride Employee Resource Group – Cleveland Clinic     

    5.    Texas Instruments Diversity Network     

    6.    Professional Women's Network Massachusetts Chapter - State Street Corporation

    7.    U.S. Bank Proud to Serve

    8.    Americas D&I Council - JLL

    9.    Diversity Advisory Council - American Airlines

    10.    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council - Davenport University

    11.    Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council - Erie Insurance

    12.    InspirASIAN - AT&T

    13.    Diversity & Inclusion - Delhaize America

    14.    MSAG (Military Support and Assistance Group) - Bank of America

    15.    Entergy Employee Resource Group    

    16.    Froedtert Health Diversity Council

    17.    UNIDOS System Resource Group - Carolinas HealthCare System

    18.    Bon Secours Executive Council - Bon Secours Health System

    19.    Ricoh Diversity and Social Responsibility Council - Ricoh USA, Inc.

    20.    Research Quality Nutrition and Technology Diversity and Inclusion Council (RQNT D&I) - The Kellogg Company

    21.    Women's Initiative Network (WIN) - Enterprise Resource Group - MUFG Union Bank, N.A

    22.    African American Employee Resource Group (AA-ERG) - Northwestern Mutual

    23.    U.S. Bank Spectrum LGBT

    24.    SALUD    - Cleveland Clinic

    25.    Diversity Advisory Council - Summa Health

    The 2017 Spotlight Impact Award™ recipients (in alphabetical order):

            CalPERS - CalPERS Diversity & Inclusion Group

            KeyBank - Key Business Impact and Networking Groups (KBINGs)

            NextEra Energy, Inc. - NextEra Energy Women in Energy ERG

            Northwestern Mutual - Military Veterans ERG

            Novant Health - Latino/Hispanic BRG

            PNC Bank - Cleveland Chapter Military Employee BRG

            PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. - Military Virtual EBRG

            PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. - PNC Regional Diversity & Inclusion Council

    To qualify for the ERG & Council Honors Award™, ERGs and Diversity Councils must be in operation for at least two years and have demonstrated significant contributions and achievements in four categories: Demonstrated Results; Demonstrated Management Commitment; Measurement and Accountability; and, Communication and Education. Every applicant receives their results in their complimentary Application Summary Report that provides feedback and information that will enhance their performance and increase their value to the organization they serve. This is an open application process with no cost or obligation. Membership with the Association of ERGs & Councils is not required.

    The 2018 ERG & Council Honors Award application process opens in February 2018. For more information about the ERG & Council Honors Award or the ERG & Council Conference, visit

    About the ERG & Council Honors Award™

    The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is the only annual national award that recognizes, honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils that lead the diversity and inclusion process in their organizations and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Learn more by visiting ERG & Council Honors Award™.

    About the ERG & Council Conference™

    ERGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results. However, to remain impactful and effective, they need opportunities to increase their skills and knowledge and to learn and share best practices. They need opportunities to network, celebrate and grow. This is the purpose of the only annual conference designed specifically for ERGs and Diversity Councils. Learn more by visiting ERG Council Conference.

    About PRISM International, Inc.

    PRISM is a WBENC-certified, full-service provider of innovative and proven consulting, training and products for leveraging diversity and inclusion, addressing unconscious bias, increasing cross-cultural competencies and creating more effective ERGs and Diversity Councils. Learn more by visiting PRISM.

    About the Association of ERGs & Councils

    The Association of ERGs & Councils is a practice group of PRISM and the premier resource for transforming Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils & Employee Network Groups to impact key organizational & business objectives. Learn more by visiting the Association.

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    GetPayroll’s payroll app Simon Payroll featured in Beauty Launchpad’s September 2017 issue in their Business Affairs section. Designed specifically for small businesses, GetPayroll’s newest app makes salon money management a snap.

    Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    GetPayroll’s payroll app Simon Payroll featured in Beauty Launchpad’s September 2017 issue in their Business Affairs section. Designed specifically for small businesses, GetPayroll’s newest app makes salon money management a snap.

    GetPayroll is gaining attention in the beauty industry with multiple interviews and articles to be published in Beauty Launchpad, Nail Pro, Beauty Store Business, and MEDIcalSpas magazines.

    “With the launch of Simon Payroll App in iTunes and Google Play, I began to look at industries where this type of payroll service would be most beneficial, and the salon and spa industry jumped out at me,” says Charles Read, President of GetPayroll, “Most salon and spa businesses have between one and 10 employees. Salon owners must wear many hats. Not only do they have to run the business, find new employees, market the company, do payroll, in most cases, but they also have to serve the clients too. How often do you see the salon owner behind the chair?”

    Salon owners are artistic masters, but they may not be proficient at the business of running a company. Devon Kirk, Director of Marketing at GetPayroll, was an esthetician for almost 30-years and day spa owner for seven years says, “I wish I had Simon when I owned my business. I would sit in a treatment room between clients and figure out my payroll.” After trying expensive payroll services that were out of her budget, she started doing payroll on her own and ended up with costly IRS fines for payroll tax errors.

    “Enter Simon. The app, available on both Apple and Android, is revolutionizing the lives of micro beauty businesses with up to 10 employees. Proprietary SmartPay technology allows entrepreneurs to run payroll in three simple clicks without worrying about miscalculating the books or incurring IRS fines.”

    With Simon, the guesswork is removed: Tax payments, quarterly filings, and year-end forms are filed automatically at prices that won’t break the bank. Simon costs $20 per payroll for one to five employees, and $30 for a staff of six to 10, sans monthly or sign-up fees.

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    Rigaku Oxford Diffraction debuts new XtaLAB Synergy-DW dual wavelength chemical crystallography X-ray diffractometer
    The Woodlands, Texas (PRWEB) October 06, 2017 Rigaku Oxford Diffraction (ROD) announced the release of a new dual wavelength singl...

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    Revolutionary new discovery platform offers researchers unique insights into the microbiome

    Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    Phase Genomics, the industry leader in Hi-C-based genomic technologies, launched its ProxiMeta™ Hi-C metagenome deconvolution product, featuring the first commercially available Hi-C kit. Researchers can use the ProxiMeta Hi-C kit and accompanying cloud-based bioinformatics software to perform Hi-C metagenome deconvolution using their own facilities, supplementing the company’s full-service ProxiMeta offering launched in May 2017. Additionally, a newly available paper demonstrates the technology’s power to assemble over 250 genomes from a single human fecal sample.

    “Using the ProxiMeta kit and our computational tools, researchers can now assemble numerous high-quality genomes from mixed samples without culturing, high-molecular-weight DNA extraction, or any a priori information,” said Dr. Ivan Liachko, CEO of Phase Genomics. “The applications of this technology are broad and exciting, and we’ve shown that ProxiMeta can be used to discover many novel species, detect plasmid-host interactions, and identify strain-level genetic variation. We are even more excited to see all the discoveries that this technology will enable as it is adopted by the wider scientific community.”

    Microbiome samples are made up of many different microorganisms that must be sequenced together. A key challenge in metagenomics is determining which DNA sequences originated from which organism in the mix. ProxiMeta solves this problem using an enhanced version of the chromatin capture technique Hi-C, which measures the physical structure of microbial genomes while their cells are still intact.

    This powerful innovation enables researchers to study individual microbial communities with unprecedented precision, opening the door to deeper, more rapid discoveries in fields like the microbiome, infectious disease, agriculture, and antibiotic resistance.

    "Phase Genomics' ProxiMeta Hi-C solution makes innovative use of Illumina reads to conduct metagenomic deconvolution and extract more complete sequence information from mixed microbiome samples,” said Gary Schroth, PhD, Vice President of Genomics Development and Distinguished Scientist for Illumina. “This technology promises to open many new metagenomic applications and we’re excited to see it come to market."

    ProxiMeta™ includes a kit for sample processing, cloud-based software for analysis, and full customer support. For more information, email your inquiry to info(at)phasegenomics(dot)com or visit their website at

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    ZKTeco, a global leader in design and development of time and attendance and workforce management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the next-generation cloud-based CirrusDCS for Workday Time Tracking to be demonstrated at the Workday Rising Conference, Booth #1201, October 9-12, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL.

    Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    CirrusDCS (Data Collection Service) for Workday Time Tracking includes enhanced security, expanded features, architectural optimizations, and a new At-A-Glance dashboard for administrators. CirrusDCS makes it easier for customers to monitor their time clock environments, receive notifications, add new time clocks as their needs expand, and still receive the best solution available on the market today at the lowest price point

    “We are committed to our relationship with Workday as a Certified Solution Partner. Our ongoing investment continues with the release of our reliable, cost effective and high-performance cloud-based CirrusDCS for customers who demand the most secure, efficient product in the market today,” said Jaimin Shah, CEO of ZKTeco US. “We will continue expanding our solution by adding new features and technology to meet both current and future demands, and enable growth and long-term success for Workday customers with our time clock solution."

    CirrusDCS aligns with the Workday philosophy of an entirely cloud-based infrastructure, allowing anytime/anywhere system access to monitor and receive notifications of mission-critical performance. By offering the CirrusDCS solution for Workday at the best hosting price, giving our customers a lifetime warranty on the time clocks they purchase from us, and standing behind the CirrusDCS with ongoing technical support ZKTeco offers you the best return on investment and lowest cost of operation with our solution.

    About ZKTeco

    ZKTeco's US headquarters, located in Piscataway, NJ, provides time and attendance and workforce management time clocks to a broadly diverse partner base. With over 200 thousand time clocks shipped per month, and over 15 million installed to date, ZKTeco is the leading manufacturer of time clocks in the world. ZKTeco's global reach is unmatched within our industry, with 26 offices located in major markets around the world.

    With more than 150 satisfied time and attendance and workforce management partners like Workday in North America alone, and over 500 partners worldwide, ZKTeco provides a deep background in Time and Attendance application development know-how and practical deployment experience -- a solid, reliable provider of current and next-generation timekeeping and employee self-service product ideas and realization.

    ZKTeco supports innovative business models serving many different end user and business activity scenarios, including customized business features for any industry and technical design support for innovation in Time Clock-based solutions.

    For more information visit our dedicated CirrusDCS for Workday Time Tracking website at or email us at workday(at)zktechnology(dot)com.

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    DIAL partners with Tanzania-based Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF), GIZ, IREX, and PATH to share insights on how the Principles can help implementers improve digital development.

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

    On Thursday, October 12, the Digital Impact Alliance, along with partners, will host the first event in a three-part series highlighting how development organizations can put the Principles for Digital Development into practice. The full day event will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and includes a mix of educational keynotes, lightning talks, and interactive group sessions to learn how the Principles can best help individual implanters and organizations. Partners for the event include the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), IREX and PATH.

    The Principles for Digital Development are designed to help digital development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs while incorporating feedback and new insights over time. They continue to be a community-driven global good, meant to advance the role of digital technology in development and to advance technology-enabled programs that can help end global poverty more quickly. The Principles are currently endorsed by 81 organizations, including USAID, UNICEF, NDI, Grameen Foundation, IntraHealth International, SIDA, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more.

    WHAT: “Practicing the Principles for Digital Development”. Leading organizations are already putting the Digital Principles into practice, finding innovations and gaining efficiencies that are inspiring a new way to implement development projects. Our discussions will cover current topics from the future of digital development to gender and inclusion, guided by thought leaders from a range of organizations in East Africa. Speaker organizations include: Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), dLab, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Medic Mobile, Ubongo Kids, World Bank, and more.

    WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EAT

    WHERE: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro in the Kibo Ballroom

    MEDIA interested in attending should contact Paul Quirk at pquirk(at)digitalimpactalliance(dot)org

    Registration is currently at capacity, however please join us via livestream beginning at 8:30 a.m ET on Thursday, October 12: You can also follow live updates from the conference on DIAL’s Twitter feed:    

    About DIAL

    The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) aims to realize a more inclusive digital society in emerging markets, in which all women, men and children benefit from life-enhancing, mobile-based digital services. A partnership among USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish Government and the United Nations Foundation, DIAL’s efforts help accelerate the collective efforts of government, industry and development organizations to realize this vision.

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    The N. I. H. announced today that one of eight Transformative Research Awards granted each year will be received by the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME). Directed by Dr. Steven Benner at FfAME, the project focuses on "synthetic biology" and "paleo-molecular biology", with applications in diagnostic products such as Zika kits, SARS, MERS, Hepatitis B and C, respiratory viruses and more.

    Alachua, Florida (PRWEB) October 09, 2017

    The National Institutes of Health announced today that one of eight Transformative Research Awards granted each year nationwide will be received by the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME) in Alachua, Florida. This award, totaling ~ $3.5 million, was established in 2009 to promote cross-cutting, interdisciplinary research to meet challenging problems in the biomedical sciences. It is granted to laboratories that propose research that could potentially create or challenge existing paradigms. The project will be directed by Dr. Steven Benner at the FfAME.

    This award recognizes three decades of pioneering work in the Benner Laboratories that helped established the fields of "synthetic biology" and "paleomolecular biology". Synthetic biology seeks to connect biochemical molecules to behaviors seen in living organisms, including the ability to respond to their environments, reproduce, adapt and evolve. It does so not by dissecting living systems, but rather by constructing living systems from the bottom up. This approach forces scientists away from tightly scripted "hypothesis based research" in ways that leads to new discoveries and new paradigms.

    Using this research strategy, the Benner laboratory re-invented DNA, creating new genetic systems that encode information with as many as 10 different building blocks, far more than the four building blocks found in natural DNA. This work has transformed our understanding of DNA and genetics in general. It is currently guiding NASA in its search for extraterrestrial life on Mars, Enceladus, and elsewhere in the solar system. Further, this expanded DNA is allowing the generation of proteins with more than the 20 amino acids found in natural proteins. Under controlled laboratory conditions, the system can adapt under the guidance of molecular scientist to produce new receptors, ligands and catalyst having biomedical impact. This transformative research award will allow the full potential of synthetic biology to be realized.

    The transformative research project that the NIH will support in the Benner laboratory will create cells that exploit this expanded genetic alphabet. "Constructing cells that use synthetic genetic systems is the ultimate "grand challenge" in biomolecular science," said Prof. Benner. "We expect that in addition to creating new technology, this work will also drive discovery of a deep understanding of biological systems, how the parts work together to create a whole in a living cell."

    Already, this synthetic biology work has had practical medical value. The artificial genetics created at the FfAME support diagnostics products for HIV, hepatitis B and C, and respiratory disease viruses, as well as tests for cystic fibrosis used in genetic counseling. Synthetic DNA from FfAME also supports kits for public health surveillance for mosquito-borne viruses, noroviruses, and coronaviruses (e.g. SARS, MERS). The expanded DNA is also supporting a new phase in biotechnology where DNA molecule are synthesized, in a revolution that may soon match the revolution in medicine that was created by low-cost easy DNA sequencing.

    This award also reflects the discoveries about evolution made using this synthetic biology. FfAME scientists, in collaboration with the group of Prof. Weihong Tan at the University of Florida, have shown that these artificial genetic systems can be replicated, evolved, and adapted in the laboratory. This laboratory evolution has delivered new molecules that bind to breast cancer cells, liver cancer cells, and proteins from anthrax. Work with Firebird Biomolecular Sciences LLC, also in Alachua, and the laboratory of Brian Paegel at The Scripps Research Institute (Jupiter FL) is promising to develop a new class of drugs that not only bind to proteins that cause diseases, but also destroy them.

    The Transformative Research Award program is one of four programs run from the NIH "Common Fund", two of which are directed at early stage researchers. “I continually point to this program as an example of the creative and revolutionary research NIH supports,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “The quality of the investigators and the impact their research has on the biomedical field is extraordinary.”

    What is remarkable about this particular award is its venue. "The other Transformative Awards went to established institutions, specifically, UCLA, MIT, Columbia, Rockefeller, Harvard, CalTech and the University of Washington," noted Nigel Richards, Professor at Cardiff University and a member of the Board of Directors of FfAME. "This is excellent company for FfAME, which received the only Transformative Award nationwide granted to a private foundation. This shows the depth and breadth of the science being done at the FfAME today."

    Contact: Kellie Rucker

    Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution

    13709 Progress Boulevard Box 7, Alachua FL 32615

    Tel 386 418 8085; Fax 844 259 6519

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    About the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution

    The FfAME was founded in 2001 as a non‐profit research organization to addresses “big questions”, from the extent of life in the cosmos to the molecular biology of human disease. FfAME scientists also use insights made by addressing big questions to solve practical problems, including the diagnosis and treatment of disease, the extension of healthy life spans in humans, and application of the molecular sciences, bioinformatics, and engineering to commerce.

    Supported by philanthropy, technology transfer, and grants and contracts from public and private organizations, including the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the FfAME is one of the few non‐profit, private scientific organizations in North Central Florida. Its accomplishments in technology include the development of materials to measure the load of viruses in infected patients, surveillance of public spaces for Zika, norovirus, and other infectious agents, whole genome sequencing, and new catalysts for human therapy.

    On the more exotic side, FfAME scientists perform “Jurassic Park” experiments that resurrect genes and proteins from now‐extinct organisms, using these to understand the evolution of life on Earth in its changing environment. FfAME is a long‐standing member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, where it has contributed to the search for biology on Mars, Titan, and elsewhere in the Solar System.

    FfAME is committed to public outreach and education. The book: Life, the Universe, and the Scientific Method, teaches scientific methods by seeking answers to “big” questions such as: Does alien life exist? FfAME staff lecture on space exploration at Cape Canaveral and elsewhere, and give public lectures across the country and around the world. Find more information at:

    About the NIH Common Fund:

    The NIH Common Fund encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high-impact, trans-NIH programs. Common Fund programs are managed by the Office of Strategic Coordination in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. More information is available at the Common Fund website:

    About the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

    The NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit

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    OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device and technology company, announced today that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved OrthAlign's advanced precision technologies for Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip (DAA HipAlign®) and Partial Knee Arthroplasty (UniAlign®) surgeries to be included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

    Adelaide, Australia (PRWEB) October 09, 2017

    OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device and technology company, announced today that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved OrthAlign's advanced precision technologies for Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip (DAA HipAlign®) and Partial Knee Arthroplasty (UniAlign®) surgeries to be included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

    Dr. Price Gallie, orthopaedic surgeon at Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia, commented, "Based on its well-established KneeAlign® platform for total knees, availability of OrthAlign's technology in Australia for direct anterior hip arthroplasty and partial knee replacement surgeries is an exciting development. The use of handheld navigation within the surgical field enhances surgical accuracy with minimal disruption to the surgical workflow, as demonstrated by my regular use of KneeAlign. I'm particularly excited about DAA HipAlign, as it will allow improved accuracy of cup placement and restoration of leg length, ultimately leading to better outcomes for my patients."

    Recent global statistics have shown that the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty is growing, as it arguably leads to quicker recovery, less pain, and more normal function for patients after hip replacement. DAA HipAlign does not require any pre-operative imaging or intraoperative fluoroscopy, while providing more clinically relevant positioning for cup placement and leg length measurement. Early clinical data from the United States demonstrates that surgeons can expect to reduce fluoroscopy exposure time by about 45%. Early clinical data from Japan shows cup placement (for both inclination and anteversion) accuracy of ±10°, with at least 95.9% confidence.

    Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty procedures are also growing in market share, worldwide. UniAlign establishes the mechanical axis of the tibia, determining the varus/valgus angle and the posterior slope angle of the cutting block relative to the tibia, for the transverse resection. UniAlign has been validated in simulated use testing to achieve resection accuracy of ±2.0° in the coronal plane, ±3.0° in the sagittal plane and ±2.0 mm in depth, with at least 90% confidence.

    “Australia is one of the world's most important navigation and technology markets for joint arthroplasty," said James Young Kim, OrthAlign's Vice President and General Manager of International. "We are pleased that DAA HipAlign and UniAlign are now available in the Australian market and are confident that surgeons will be impressed by its ease of use and accuracy."

    DAA HipAlign and UniAlign will be included in OrthAlign Plus® handheld navigation devices, along with OrthAlign's award-winning KneeAlign® and Posterior HipAlign® technologies. To date, OrthAlign technology has successfully been used in over 65,000 cases, in over 25 countries, with more than 15 published international clinical studies demonstrating its accuracy.

    OrthAlign will be showcasing its full portfolio of products at this year’s Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting in Adelaide, Australia, October 9-13, 2017 at booth #10.    

    About OrthAlign, Inc.

    OrthAlign is a privately held medical device and technology company, developing advanced technologies that deliver healthier and more pain-free lifestyles to joint replacement patients, globally. We provide healthcare professionals with cutting edge, computer-assisted surgical tools that seamlessly and cost-effectively deliver vital data and clinical results to optimize outcomes for our patients. For more information regarding OrthAlign, please visit

    “ORTHALIGN®, ORTHALIGN PLUS®, KNEEALIGN®, KNEEALIGN® 2, HIPALIGN®, and UNIALIGN™ are registered trademarks of OrthAlign, Inc.”

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    Showcasing Intent Based Networking Solutions in Proof of Concept Demonstration and Town Hall Meeting Sessions

    NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2017

    Apstra® Inc. has been selected to demonstrate the Apstra Operating System (AOS™) – the vendor-agnostic, intent-based networking system – at the ONUG Fall Conference, on October 17-18, located at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Apstra will be highlighted at the following showcases at the event:

    • Mansour Karam, Founder and CEO of Apstra will be joined by IT executives from State Street, Versa Networks, Kentik and Moogsoft on the ONUG Town Hall Meeting Panel Session: “How Fast Will Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Disrupt IT Jobs?” on October 18 at 2:10 pm. The session will focus on what jobs will live on in a post-artificial intelligence (AI) world?
    • Apstra will showcase its latest technologies in a Proof of Concept Demonstration, located in the Proof of Concept Theatre. Apstra will demonstrate AOS 2.0, integration of physical and virtual networks with VXLAN support, Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics.
    • Apstra’s innovative technologies will be on display at Booth #26. Come and learn about Apstra’s latest innovation, AOS 2.0 that enables for the first-time a vendor-agnostic integrated underlay and overlay network infrastructure. Schedule to meet with us at ONUG Fall 2017 to learn more about how AOS can transform your data center network.


    Members from the Apstra team will be available to meet with customers, prospects and partners at the event. If you will be attending and want to learn more about Apstra and AOS, schedule a meeting here.

    Read the latest blog post from Apstra CEO & Founder, Mansour Karam on Underlay - Overlay Integration for the Data Center.

    To learn about Apstra Autonomous Networks view recent Apstra Webinars.

    AOS 2.0 will be featured in a webinar on Tuesday, October 10th.

    About Apstra, Inc.

    Apstra® has delivered the only Intent-Based Network operating system that enables a Self-Operating Network™, an autonomous network that configures itself, fixes itself and defends itself. The company is redefining network operations and economics to make the network a CIO’s most valuable asset to address business velocity. The Apstra Operating System (AOS™) provides the only vendor-agnostic, intent-based, closed-loop “command and control” system delivering agility and massive TCO savings through automation of the full lifecycle of network operations. Apstra is based in Menlo Park and is privately funded.

    Apstra Blog





    About ONUG

    ONUG is the leading community of IT executives focused on enabling greater choice and options for IT business leaders by advocating open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions that span across the entire IT stack, all in an effort to create business value. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, State Street, TD Ameritrade, UBS, and Yahoo. For more on ONUG, go to or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_


    Mari Mineta Clapp




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    “Chromebooks & Web Filtering: Everything You Need to Know” is a free webinar open to all K-12 school IT employees.

    Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 09, 2017

    Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems will be sharing its tips and tricks for filtering school Chromebook deployments in a webinar on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Registration for the free webinar “Chromebooks & Web Filtering: Everything You Need to Know” is open to all K-12 school IT personnel now until the webinar’s start time of 10 AM CDT.

    Lightspeed Systems has been in the business of filtering schools since 1999, a track record that has helped establish the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter as the market-leading content filter in K-12 education. Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome is the company’s newest product, a Chromebook filtering/monitoring solution that has been adopted by hundreds of schools since its release this year.

    In “Chromebooks & Web Filtering: Everything You Need to Know,” Lightspeed team members will be sharing their expertise gleaned from almost 20 years of filtering school networks, as well as the opportunities — and challenges — for keeping students safe and productive on their Chromebooks. The webinar will cover topics including:

    • Knowing when it's time to move filtering to the cloud
    • Filtering devices on- and off-campus
    • Differentiating policies based on users and groups
    • Seeing secure info — like Google searches, YouTube videos and Google Docs info— without a proxy or PAC files
    • Integrating with G Suite
    • Reporting user activity, including risky or dangerous behavior
    • Using filtering policies to keep students on-task and productive

    “With more devices in students’ hands than ever, web filtering has become more of a challenge — and a more critical need,” says Lightspeed Systems Vice President of Marketing Amy Bennett. “It’s not just about blocking content; it’s also about making sure students have access to great resources, that they’re learning to use technology productively, and that they’re safe.”

    To register for “Chromebooks & Web Filtering: Everything You Need to Know,” visit To learn more about Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome, visit

    About Lightspeed Systems

    Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 25,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated solutions for smarter K-12 school networks: Web Filter, Mobile Manager, Management Bundle for Windows, and Relay for Chrome. To learn more, visit

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