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    The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) selected Fried Vancraen, founder and CEO of Materialise, as the recipient of its esteemed Innovators Award in consideration of the impact of his company and his drive to better the world through additive manufacturing.

    MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) December 05, 2017

    The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced Fried Vancraen, founder and CEO of Materialise, as the recipient of its esteemed Innovators Award. The award is bestowed on those that have cultivated innovative ideas that in turn have advanced the additive manufacturing industry.

    The Innovators Award will be presented at the 2018 AMUG Conference, which is now in its 30th year, following Mr. Vancraen’s onstage appearance during the conference’s Innovators Showcase. Previous recipients include technology creators Chuck Hull, Scott Crump, and Carl Deckard, inventors of Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Laser Sintering, respectively.

    Paul Bates, AMUG president, said, “The list of award finalists, named by AMUG members, was quite impressive, which made selection challenging and makes the award quite prestigious. However, Fried rose to the top of the list because of the breadth of impact from Materialise’s software and services as well as the long-lived passion he has for making the world a better place through the application of additive manufacturing.”

    After receiving a Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Wilfried (Fried) Vancraen discovered 3D Printing while working as a research engineer and consultant at the Research Institute of the Belgian Metalworking Industry. Passionate about this new technology called ‘rapid prototyping’, and firm in his belief that it could help create a better and healthier world, Mr. Vancraen founded Materialise in 1990, where he remains CEO to this day.

    Materialise was established as the first rapid prototyping service bureau in the Benelux countries. Immediately after its foundation, the company concentrated on researching and developing solutions for transferring data to rapid prototyping machines in industrial and medical applications. Today, Materialise is a global company that provides open and flexible platforms that enable users in industries such as healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods to build innovative 3D printing applications that make the world a better and healthier place

    Mr. Vancraen holds several patents related to the technical and medical applications of 3D printing and remains committed to using the technology to make positive changes in people's lives. In recent years, he has been awarded the RTAM/SME Industry Achievement Award, has been selected as the most influential person in Additive Manufacturing by industry professionals and TCT Magazine, and has been listed as one of the five leading players in this sector by the Financial Times. He is also the recipient of a 2013 Visionaries! Award from the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and most recently, an inaugural inductee into the TCT Hall of Fame.

    On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Mr. Vancraen will take the stage for a casual, relaxed interview during the 30th annual AMUG Education and Training Conference. In the Innovators Showcase, he will respond to questions asked by the host and conference attendees with the intent of getting to know the man behind the company and gaining guidance from his experiences. Paul Bates noted that the Innovators Showcase is unique in that it is structured to be an intimate conversation between two friends that just happens to be witnessed by over 2,000 AMUG Conference attendees.

    Designed for both novice and experienced additive manufacturing users, the AMUG Conference agenda topics range from technology basics to advanced applications to business considerations. Although the agenda is still in development, AMUG anticipates having nearly 200 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions.

    The 30th annual AMUG Conference will be held April 8 - 12, 2018, at the St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri. Conference details and registration are available at


    AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include those with industrial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies used for professional purposes from companies such as Stratasys, DSM Additive Manufacturing, SLM Solutions, GE Additive, ExOne, Renishaw, HP Inc., 3D Systems, Carbon, EOS, Formlabs, Desktop Metal and Additive Industries. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. Online at

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    LINBIT Solution Simplifies High Availability and Disaster Recovery for ActiveMQ.

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    LINBIT, a leader in open source High Availability (HA), Software Defined Storage (SDS), Disaster Recovery (DR) and the force behind the DRBD software, today announced that it is bringing disaster recovery capabilities to Apache ActiveMQ™, the most popular open source messaging and Enterprise Integration Pattern (EIP) server software.

    The LINBIT solution simplifies HA and DR for ActiveMQ because it does not require a clustered file system or shared database, a common requirement in current HA and DR implementations.

    “Reliable communication in a distributed environment is a critical part of modern IT systems,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT. “LINBIT DR for ActiveMQ reduces cost and complexity for data centers and mitigates the risk often seen with SAN, clustered file systems, or shared databases.”

    At TruckPro, the LINBIT DRBD software “is used primarily for resiliency,” stated Henry Santamaria, Director of Infrastructure. “Uptime is important for our business and anything we can do to quickly recover from any issue is paramount. Our investment in LINBIT yielded a noticeable increase in performance and stability which we did not have before.”

    Known for its stability and performance over the last 15 years, LINBIT software is used by thousands of organizations across the globe, and is embedded in products from independent software vendors and established equipment manufacturers under OEM agreements. “With over 10,000 downloads per month, it is easy to see why even the most demanding environments rely on LINBIT to reduce risk and improve performance,” said Brian Hellman, LINBIT COO.

    About LINBIT (

    LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de facto open standard for High Availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing. The LINBIT DRBD software is deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide to provide High Availability (HA), Geo Clustering for Disaster Recovery (DR), and Software Defined Storage (SDS) for OpenStack based clouds. Visit us at,, or LINBIT is Keeping the Digital World Running.

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    Lifeprint’s new 3x4.5 inch Wi-Fi and Bluetooth photo and video printer easily creates and prints Augmented Reality Hyperphotos™ from your camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, Saved Snaps, and more making them come to life like magic in your hands

    LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    Lifeprint launches its new and larger 3x4.5-inch Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected photo printer exclusively on and Apple stores across the world today.

    Just in time for the holidays when people are creating and sharing special moments, the new Lifeprint printer and accompanying free application makes super it simple to edit, print, and share photos and videos with family, friends, and fans all over the world. Bring those experiences to life with Augmented Reality and watch as your videos come to life in your hands. Additionally, the new Wifi capability allows users to print to their Lifeprint from anywhere in the world and the larger prints make for a higher quality and better experience. Watch the video here to see how it works.

    Lifeprint was created to bring the magic of real photos back into our lives while also giving people a chance to share real photographs in a way that’s never been done before. Even Lifeprint’s packaging comes to life with Augmented Reality technology. So you can watch a video about the product right on the box!

    “For our second printer, we wanted to go bigger and broader. The larger film is classic instant camera size and really captures that retro look and feel. Perfect for decorating your walls. But more importantly the WiFi capability means you’re always connected. This allows users to print to and from anywhere in the world. No matter where you are, you’re connected and ready to print. And of course, the magical Harry Potter-like Hyperphotos still bring those videos to life in your hands. Super cool.”


    Lifeprint’s social network for real photos allows uses to share augmented reality images through a printer network to any Lifeprint printer in the world. Making sharing physical photographs across the globe with loved ones as easy as sending a text. So you can share physical prints instantly to friends all over the world directly to their Lifeprint printers (with their permission of course). This is the first social network for physical photographs.


    With the new Wi-Fi feature, users can send photos to their printer from anywhere in the world and the physical printed photo will be waiting for them when they get back home. Plus, the Bluetooth option is also still available for local printing as well.


    Lifeprint can print anything in your camera roll including your saved Snaps, GIFs, Apple Live Photos, and more. Plus Lifeprint’s integration with Facebook and Instagram makes printing all your social memories easier than ever.


    The Lifeprint app allows users to customize prints with filters, memes, stickers, and more. Making photos stand out easier than ever.


    Lifeprint uses sticky-backed ZINK Paper® to allow users to share photos and videos around town or with friends. Lifeprint printers use ZINK Zero Ink® Technology to produce instant, full-color digital images without ink cartridges, ribbons, or toner. Improved color algorithms make the ZINK photos look better than ever.


    The 3x4.5 Lifeprint printer is available for $149.99 exclusively at and Apple stores starting today. Lifeprint film for the 3x4.5 is $49.99 for a pack of 40 and $29.99 for a pack of 20.

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    Lifeprint was born out of a desire to free the world's photos from digital screens and provide the opportunity to hold the magic of real photographs in your hands. Lifeprint is an app, a worldwide social printer network, and a portable printer that enables a truly unparalleled photo experience. The printer and app allow you to create augmented reality photos, then instantly print those photos directly from your smartphone. Every photo can tell a story using the Augmented Reality HyperphotoTM technology, truly bringing photographs into the new millennium. To learn more visit

    About ZINK Holdings LLC: ZINK Holdings, a privately held company, was founded to enable millions of customers to enjoy the magic of ZINK Zero Ink® products. ZINK invented, manufactures, and is a supplier of the ZINK Printing Technology and the ZINK Paper®. The technology is utilized by partner companies, which bring ZINK-enabled products to market under their respective brands. For more information, please visit ZINK, Zero Ink, are registered trademarks ZINK Holdings LLC. All rights reserved.

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    Shagle’s membership feature proves a hit among users as new website design brings in record numbers during the first week

    LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    Shagle, an innovative random video chat platform, has witnessed a huge leap in activity over the past seven days since the launch of its new website design. The redesign offers premium features such as an ability to send virtual gifts to other users and additional benefits with a free membership. The membership has proven an immediate hit with over 50,000 new membership signups and a projected quarter of a million new members by the turn of the year based on current activity. The rapid rate of signups is coupled with a spike in activity across the platform including visitor numbers to the website and average number of users online at any given time.

    While Shagle is a relatively new chat platform, having initially launched in mid-2015, the innovative strategy used by the website has led it to becoming one of the biggest social platforms on the web. Shagle was among the very first random chat platforms to offer full functionality across mobile devices and to offer geographical-based location connections. The platform is currently inside the top 40,000 websites worldwide and the top 12,000 sites in the United States according to

    “The response to our new website design has been incredible,” said Shagle Press Director, Shea Robins, “Reaching 50,000 new members so quickly is beyond our expectations and the effect from the new design is visible across our platform”

    “The average number of users online at any given time has almost doubled from 13,000 to 25,000,” added Shea Robins.

    Shagle currently caters to over three million users every month and an average of over 100,000 users per day. The platform is one of the only random video chat services that strikes a balance between male and female users with females accounting for 38% of people who log on to the chat app. While users can presently access the video chat via a web browser on both their computer and mobile devices, a dedicated mobile app for Android, Apple, and Windows devices is in development and planned for release within the next few months.

    About Shagle

    Shagle is a free webcam chat site where people can use their webcam to connect with random strangers from around the world. The site is anonymous and allows users to connect instantly with strangers looking for random cam to cam conversations. Shagle is available in six languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, with millions of monthly users and over a billion connections in the last three months. Shagle offers unique features such as the ability to only connect with users from a particular country and an android friendly layout for mobile users of the site.

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    Circle K Europe, the European branch of one of the world’s leading convenience retailers, has chosen RELEX Solutions to optimize inventory levels and increase automation at the store level.

    (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    Circle K Europe, the European branch of one of the world’s leading convenience retailers, has chosen RELEX Solutions to optimize inventory levels and increase automation at the store level. With RELEX’ best-in-class replenishment solution, Circle K will optimize and automate replenishment to their 450+ Scandinavian company-owned and operated convenience stores.

    Circle K has more than 15,000 service stations globally, offering fueling services, food on the go, groceries and car care. Following a successful pilot, the company selected RELEX as their partner for introducing stock control and automating replenishment to their company-owned and company-operated convenience stores in Scandinavia.

    In addition to RELEX’ modern state-of-the-art technology and its unprecedented track record of fast, timely and successful implementation projects, it was the intuitive RELEX Mobile App and the system’s capabilities for calculating and storing inventory balances, a task normally handled by the ERP, that sealed the deal for Circle K. Following a quick technical integration where RELEX built interfaces to two of Circle K’s internal IT systems as well as one of Circle K’s supplier’s IT systems, the solution was ready to be piloted.

    “The RELEX team addressed our challenges head-on, and with their flexible system they were able to offer us a solution that fits elegantly to our business needs,” says Ole Christian Remen, Senior Director Supply Chain Europe, Convenience at Circle K. However, there was still a need to validate that the system would work in practice. “During the pilot, we saw on-shelf-availability increasing up to 99%, while inventory levels fell significantly across the pilot categories, so I think it is fair to say we accomplished that,” adds Remen.

    Circle K now have a better overview and real-time visibility to store inventory levels and KPI’s. However, it was not only the central team who were happy. A store manager from one of the first 13 pilot stores had the following feedback: “Absolutely marvelous. The system ensures the right amount of each product at the right time – not to mention how much easier it is when a colleague is absent. Orders are placed, and the goods come anyway. I recommend that it be rolled out to all stores.”

    The solid results and the unanimous recommendation from the pilot store managers to roll out RELEX to more stores and categories led to a go ahead from the management team to expand the scope to all company-owned and operated convenience stores across Scandinavia. “RELEX’s replenishment solution has proven to be just what we searched for – a powerful, lean replenishment machine,” Remen continues.

    RELEX and Circle K are now entering an exciting phase of the project as the solution is being rolled out to all 450+ stores in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. “By upholding the high level of automation used in the pilot and ensuring success at the store level, we will continue building on the results we have seen so far and ensure that minimal time is spent in ordering,” says Ida Myran, Business Manager at RELEX. “It has been extremely rewarding to work with the passionate and highly professional Circle K team, and we look forward to achieving more great things with them in the months to come.”

    About Circle K

    Circle K AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. In Europe Couche-Tard operates 2,754 stores, comprising a broad retail network across nine countries. Including employees at its branded franchise stations, about 25,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.

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    About RELEX

    RELEX Solutions is dedicated to helping retail businesses improve their competitiveness through localized assortments, profitable use of retail space, accurate forecasting and replenishment, and optimized workforce planning. Our SaaS solutions deliver quick return on investment and can be used independently or jointly for unified retail planning, enabling cross-functional optimization of retail’s core processes: merchandising, supply chain and store operations. RELEX Solutions is trusted by leading brands including WHSmith, Morrisons,, Coop Denmark and Rossmann, and has offices across North America and Europe.

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    Exploring what Whois Database Download is and what it does
    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) December 06, 2017 Whois Database Download provides detailed and accurate information related to domain names through real-time APIs, downloads, and other online tools...

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    The AEG firm and the private equity firm will collaborate on strategic growth opportunities to offer greater depth and breadth of services to Woolpert’s valued clients.

    DAYTON, Ohio (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    Woolpert has completed a minority recapitalization with Long Point Capital (LPC), a private equity firm, to assist the architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm with strategy, investments and add-on acquisitions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    “The timing is perfect—over the last three years we have optimized our company in terms of performance, operational efficiency and client service—this has created an incredibly strong foundation to add some of the world’s best AEG companies to Woolpert,” said Scott Cattran, Woolpert president and CEO. “LPC’s knowledge and experience with acquisitions in our industry makes them the right business partner for us to accomplish this goal.”

    In 2015, Woolpert launched a strategic plan to become the premier company in its sector. Since then, Woolpert has grown rapidly and earned multiple awards for its industry-leading growth rate and culture, which has fostered its success.

    “We are most proud of our Great Place to Work Certification, which we have earned for the last two years,” Cattran said. “Every employee has the opportunity to contribute to making our company better, and that collaboration is yielding amazing results. We now have a new 10-year strategic plan that centers on growth, wealth-building and increased opportunities for employees.”

    Long Point Capital Founding Partner and Managing Director Ira Starr said that LPC has previously invested in three highly differentiated project management, architecture and engineering firms. LPC understands the architecture and engineering industry, and was attracted to Woolpert due to its differentiated focus on geospatial services.

    “We understand AE firms, and thought it was a unique that almost half of Woolpert’s business is related to its geospatial services,” Starr said. “Woolpert develops sophisticated geospatial technologies as well as acquires and analyzes geospatial data for federal, state and local clients. We believe that this technical specialization, when blended with strong AE skills, will enable Woolpert to continue to grow as its clients increase their use of geospatial data.”

    Woolpert has nearly 780 employees at 25 offices nationwide and is headquartered in Dayton.

    “Working with LPC, we will acquire complementary innovative and industry-leading companies. This acquisition strategy will assist Woolpert in its goal of continuing to solidify our spot as the trusted adviser that clients seek to become their best,” Cattran said. “I’ve never been more sure about the future success of our company, the opportunities for our employees or the outstanding services we provide.”

    About Woolpert

    Woolpert is an international architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 25 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments, private and public companies and universities, energy and transportation departments and the United States Armed Forces. The firm currently is doing business in all 50 states and in six countries. For more information, visit or call 937-531-1258.

    About Long Point Capital

    Long Point Capital (LPC) with offices in New York and Michigan, invests in outstanding founder, family, and management-owned companies, with highly capable management teams and strong growth prospects. Long Point Capital provides significant up-front liquidity and ongoing ownership to company owners who want to partner with the firm to continue to grow the value of their business. LPC focuses on lower middle market businesses with EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million with defensible market, customer and product positions, solid long-term industry fundamentals, and a history of stable earnings. The firm has invested in a diverse portfolio of manufacturing, service, distribution and consumer companies in a broad range of industries. Long Point Capital is currently investing from Long Point Capital Fund III with $240 million of capital and a strong group of limited partners who will provide additional capital where required. For more information, please visit

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    InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is working to submit Drink-Fresh to companies for their review.

    PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    “I thought there needed to be a better way to provide fresh drinking water to pets when you’re at or away from home,” said an inventor, from Mission Viejo, Calif., “so I invented the DRINK-FRESH.”

    The DRINK-FRESH enables a pet to enjoy fresh drinking water as needed. In doing so, it eliminates the need to have standing water in a bowl. As a result, it provides added peace of mind for pet owners and it offers added convenience. The invention features a practical design that is easy to install and use so it is ideal for pet owners. Additionally, the DRINK-FRESH is producible in design variations.

    The inventor described the invention design. “My design offers an improved alternative to drinking from a regular water dish.”

    The original design was submitted to the Orange County office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-OCC-1251, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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    InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, Ideal Gift Wedge, to applicable companies for their consideration.

    PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    PITTSBURGH...“I thought there needed to be a fun way to joke around on the golf course,” said an inventor, from Waterford, Mich., “so I invented the IDEAL GIFT WEDGE.”

    The patent-pending IDEAL GIFT WEDGE provides fun and comic relief while on the golf course. In doing so, it offers a unique alternative to traditional golf clubs. As a result, it could make a golf outing more enjoyable. The invention features a novel design that is convenient and easy to use so it is ideal for golfers. Additionally, the IDEAL GIFT WEDGE is producible in design variations and a prototype is available.

    The inventor described the invention design. “My design offers a novel new gift item for golfers.”

    The original design was submitted to the Bingham Farms office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-BGF-2132, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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    Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc. Members Now Have Access to the Award-winning SafeColleges Online Training System

    CINCINNATI (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    Scenario Learning, a Vector Solutions company and developer of award-winning safety, compliance, and risk management solutions for schools, colleges and universities, and Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc. (EIIA) announce a partnership bringing the SafeColleges Online Training System to EIIA Members. Members now have complimentary access to the market-leading training system and a suite of online courses for employees covering important campus safety and compliance topics.

    "We're always looking for ways to provide our Members with the best available resources to successfully manage risk," says Greg Logan, Vice President of Risk Management for EIIA. "We're thrilled to partner with Scenario Learning to offer our Members the SafeColleges Training System, a single resource for all EIIA provided training with a robust LMS to easily manage and track all of these resources.”

    Online safety training topics available through the partnership include Bloodborne Pathogens; Campus SaVE Act for Employees: Sexual Violence Awareness; FERPA: Confidentiality of Records; Sexual Harassment: Staff to Staff, and more. All SafeColleges Training courses are 100 percent college-focused and written by leading industry experts to ensure that the content is relevant and applicable for employees. Using the online system, administrators can easily assign training courses, automatically track progress, download compliance reports and view or print certificates of completion.

    “Our mission is to create safer learning environments, and this partnership will be extremely beneficial to EIIA Members who wish to go above and beyond compliance,” said Jim Nulsen, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Vector Solutions. “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to work with EIIA to offer this comprehensive and valuable Member benefit.”

    EIIA Members looking for additional safety training opportunities have the option to upgrade to the entire SafeColleges Training Employee course catalog with access to over 150 courses. Additionally, EIIA Members automatically receive a discount on the SafeColleges Training Student course catalog, which includes courses on Campus SaVE Act and drug and alcohol awareness.

    EIIA Members who are ready to get started with SafeColleges Training should contact Scenario Learning at 1.800.434.0154 or For more information about the partnership, contact Jim Nulsen, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at

    About Scenario Learning

    Scenario Learning, a Vector Solutions brand, is a leading developer of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive schools and colleges. Best known for the SafeSchools product line, the brand’s online product portfolio for the education market includes management solutions for employee and student training, bullying/incident reporting, accident reporting, SDS management, Special Education professional development, and TeachPoint’s state-of-the-art teacher evaluation and professional development tracking systems. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SafeSchoolsNews and on Facebook at:

    About Vector Solutions

    Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT, and education industries. Its brands, RedVector, TargetSolutions, and Scenario Learning, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology to create safer, more capable, and more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library exceeds more than 5,000 courses written by 200 subject matter experts and reaches over 5 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at:

    About EIIA

    EIIA is a Member-driven not‐for‐profit organization based in Chicago that provides insurance and risk management services to its Member institutions of higher education. With its unique history, EIIA has extensive knowledge and experience to provide its Members with innovative programs to meet their insurance and risk management needs. EIIA Member institutions are located in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

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    Pittsburgh-based InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is submitting this client’s idea, Safety Cutter, in the hopes of a good faith review.

    PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) December 06, 2017

    A major appeal of cake is how attractive the creative carnation can be, aside from the taste, of course. To preserve the aesthetic appeal, one must be very careful when slicing and serving cakes.

    An inventor from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has invented SAFETY CUTTER, a kitchen tool that would be used to slice and serve cake in a neat, convenient and sanitary manner. "I noticed that oftentimes when serving cake, the baker would experience frustrations resulting from dropping the slice or using their fingers to serve it," said the inventor. "The invention would solve that issue, making the process quick and easy."

    SAFETY CUTTER allows you to slice and serve cake without touching it with fingers - easily improving the aesthetic appeal and sanitary conditions of any household or commercial bakery. It offers flexibility in size of the desired slice and can be easily adjusted, which improves safety by eliminating separate tools and knives. This makes SAFETY CUTTER great for other food items such as pizza and pies.

    This invention would save consumers a considerable amount of time and energy slicing and serving the perfect piece of cake. It is lightweight, inexpensive and easy to use!

    The original design was submitted to the National office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-KOC-551, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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    Organized by The Bloguettes, The Workshop combines hands-on sessions with headlining speakers to empower attendees with new skills for growing their business

    PHOENIX (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    Bloguettes (, the premier online community for women entrepreneurs, has announced the session speakers and schedule for its conference, The Workshop, taking place February 8-9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The two-day conference held at Events on Jackson will feature 40 sessions aimed at helping bloggers, entrepreneurs and creatives accelerate the growth of their brand and business and succeed in the digital space. Speakers include a variety of participants from top tier companies, educating on everything from social media to finances.

    Featured speakers include:

    The Workshop will cover a variety of topics, including a session led by:

    • Google’s Janneke van Geuns on leveraging digital trends to optimize for the future
    • Mailchimp's Melissa Metcalf on using email marketing to build relationships with audiences
    • Planoly’s Brandy Pham on using Instagram stories to market businesses

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    New Quoting Module Brings Timely CPQ Power to Help Reduce Errors, Shorten Sales Cycle, Build Customer Satisfaction

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    RedHorse Systems today announced Version 8.2 of its RedHorse CRM software, which features Quote Builder, a new CPQ module that helps small companies automate complex quoting processes to reduce errors, speed sales and boost customer service.

    For small companies with complex quote processes (such as light manufacturing or other technical sales), Quote Builder offers a graphical interface that allows users to design workflows that guide sales staff to the correct products and product groupings.

    This eliminates internal back-and-forth, reduces errors and allows small companies to respond more quickly to customer requests — vastly increasing their chances of winning new business and retaining current accounts. Quote Builder is one of RedHorse’s many small business automation features that reduce repetitive tasks so teams can focus on more revenue-critical activity.

    “The faster a sales rep can bid to spec, the greater chance you have to win that bid ,” said Connie Koch, RedHorse Systems founder and lead developer. “Quote Builder cuts down on training time and lets you build a fast, foolproof and customized selling process that directly feeds your bottom line.”

    Visit to learn more about RedHorse 8.2 and Quote Builder.

    About RedHorse Systems

    Small business owners lose opportunity when they have to wrestle with multiple software systems to run and grow their dreams. Big companies have ERP systems and big budgets. Our have RedHorse — an extremely customizable and secure total business management solution that lets users tie together financials, CRM, ops and business development. So their can run their business the way they want to. Not the way software engineers want them to. Stop administering and start growing. Visit us today at

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    New patents expand the portfolio of the company's intellectual property related to its proprietary implant designs and instrumentation.

    NAPLES, Fla. (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    Catalyst OrthoScience, Inc., a cutting-edge medical device company focused on the upper extremity orthopedics market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently granted four new patents associated with the CSR™ Total Shoulder Replacement System. The Catalyst CSR™ Shoulder System provides consistently reproducible shoulder joint restoration with an humeral implant that is smaller, more anatomically-shaped, and less invasive than traditional shoulder replacement surgery.

    U.S. Patent Number | Title | Patent Issue Date

    9,814,588 - Glenoid Arthroplasty with Multi-directional Fixation - November 14, 2017

    9,814,587 - Humeral Arthroplasty - November 14, 2017

    9,814,471 - Glenoid Arthroplasty with Offset Reamers - November 14, 2017

    9,775,716 - Glenoid Arthroplasty - October 3, 2107

    These patents expand the portfolio of Catalyst intellectual property related to the Company’s proprietary glenoid and humeral implant designs and instrumentation. “The granting of these patents endorses the extent of our technology and provides Catalyst with further protection for its product offerings in the shoulder replacement market,” said Bob Kaufman, CEO of Catalyst OrthoScience. “We have built a solid intellectual property portfolio and will continue to work to extend the depth and breadth of that protection.”

    With core technology driven by surgeon and patient need, Catalyst has been able to draw a loyal following of orthopedic surgeons since receiving FDA clearance for the CSR™ total shoulder replacement solution last year. "Catalyst’s core technology is truly innovative, as evidenced by not only the growing patent portfolio, but also by the growing number of high caliber shoulder specialists who have embraced Catalyst as an important part of their clinical offering," said Rod Allen, Catalyst's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

    Catalyst OrthoScience was founded in 2014 by orthopedic surgeon Steven Goldberg, M.D. who realized, based on his own experience as a fellowship-trained shoulder specialist, that improvements were needed to make shoulder replacement surgery less invasive and to give patients a more normal feeling shoulder after surgery. “It feels great to be granted these patents,” said Dr. Goldberg. “I'm still amazed at how much our team has accomplished in such a short timeframe, and now patients are seeing the benefit."

    About Catalyst OrthoScience Inc.

    Headquartered in Naples, FL, Catalyst OrthoScience develops and markets innovative medical device solutions that make orthopedic surgery less invasive and more efficient for both surgeons and patients.

    The company’s first offering is the Catalyst CSR Shoulder System. The Catalyst CSR is a single-tray total shoulder arthroplasty system containing a non-spherical humeral implant for consistent anatomic joint line restoration and specialized glenoid instrumentation for a less invasive approach that preserves the natural anatomy and removes less of the patient’s bone.

    Catalyst OrthoScience’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Catalyst OrthoScience® and Catalyst CSR™. For additional information on the Company, please visit

    Catalyst OrthoScience Media Contact:

    Bob Kaufman

    Chief Executive Officer


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    Burwood Group achieves certification as a Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) Specialist.

    CHICAGO (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    Burwood Group announced today that it has achieved the Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) Specialist certification. This designation places Burwood in an elite group of Cisco UCCE Authorized Technology Partners in the United States, having fulfilled the rigorous training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support its clients with contextual, continuous, and high-capability contact center experiences through Cisco UCCE.

    “The growth in communication channels today has created opportunities and challenges for organizations aiming to enhance the customer journey,” said Dan Speck, Vice President, Technology R&D at Burwood Group. "Achieving the Cisco UCCE specialization demonstrates Burwood’s investment in the right people, processes, and technologies to help our clients blend disparate communication channels into a seamless omnichannel contact center experience.”

    Enterprise-level contact centers utilizing the Cisco UCCE solution require highly skilled support engineers to design, deploy, configure, and troubleshoot for maximum performance and minimal downtime. The Cisco UCCE Specialist certification ensures that Burwood Group’s customers have the expertise needed to enable optimal solution performance. Burwood Group will complement this specialization with its growing data analytics practice to deploy omnichannel contact center strategies with the customer at the heart of the communication journey.

    About Burwood Group

    Burwood Group is a systems integrator, helping forward-thinking IT leaders deliver knowledge to the end-user within the organization’s unique business context to increase profitability, reduce risk and enhance customer loyalty. We partner with leading technology and service organizations to provide tailored product and industry solutions. We work to ensure an optimal fit for each individual client. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Burwood Group serves local, national and international clients. We pride ourselves in being trusted business advisors to clients by providing smarter solutions that deliver better outcomes. Visit

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    For yet another consecutive year, HABPRO Garage Doors in Atlanta is recognized as a Top Customer Rated Garage Door Company. This award, given annually by Find Local Contractors, is based on the number of five-star ratings and excellent customer reviews the company has earned as a reputable contractor in Atlanta.

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    HABPRO Garage Doors has served Atlanta residents and business owners for over 40 years with an expansive menu of garage door services, including installation, garage door repair, garage door openers and commercial overhead doors. HABPRO’s extensive experience and unwavering commitment to customer service has certainly fostered their recognition as a Find Local Contractor’s 2018 Top Customer Rated Garage Door Company for another consecutive year. HABPRO has also earned other reputable honors, including the 5-Star Kudzu Award.

    The Top Customer Rated award is a prestige that recognizes that HABPRO Garage Doors has garnered multiple excellent reviews and superior online ratings from their actual customers this year. Customer satisfaction is important to this established Atlanta-based company. They pride themselves on offering prompt and professional service, top quality products and no-hassle payment policies. This commitment is unwavering whether a customer is designing a new custom garage door or needs urgent repairs on an existing overhead door.

    Bill Farmer, owner of HABPRO Garage Doors, stands behind his mission to provide the Atlanta area with unrivaled services in garage door installation, replacement and repairs.

    “Our deep experience and knowledge in our industry allows us to know exactly what the customer needs and wants when it comes to garage door services. This award is confirmation that we are still satisfying the customer, our ultimate goal of business,” says Farmer.

    More about HABPRO Garage Doors:

    HABPRO Garage Doors has been serving the Atlanta and north Georgia area since 1978. With a wide variety of garage door products and services, they meet the needs of their customers from all income brackets, from basic garage doors to customized products. HABPRO is equipped to serve both residential and commercial customers who need new installation, replacement products or repairs.

    HABPRO is a qualified service expert for many leading brands of garage doors and openers, including Genie, Linear, LiftMaster, Clopay, C.H.I. Overhead Doors and more. Their efficient service, quality products and unmatched warranty has fostered unwavering respect in the garage door industry for the greater Atlanta area.

    If you would like more information about HABPRO Garage Door services, please call 770-985-3355, or visit

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    Founder of The Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius Honored for Criminal Defense Work

    JOLIET, Ill. (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    The Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius is proud to announce that Attorney Vincent Cornelius has been recognized in the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Cornelius is recognized in the practice area of criminal defense.

    Best Lawyers is a peer review publication that annually compiles a list of the top five percent of practicing attorneys, organized by location and practice area. The publication conducted more than 7.4 million evaluations for the 2018 edition and chose approximately 58,000 attorneys in 140 practice areas.

    Suburban Chicago attorney Vincent Cornelius is the founder of the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius, with locations in Joliet and Wheaton, Illinois. He has more than 28 years of experience in criminal law, currently as a defense attorney and previously as a prosecutor. He recently announced his candidacy for Will County Circuit Court Judge in the upcoming 2018 election.

    Cornelius served as president of the Illinois State Bar Association for 2016-17. He was the first African-American president in the association’s 140-year history. During his career, he has also served as:

    President of the Illinois Bar Foundation;

    Chancellor of the Illinois Academy of Lawyers; and

    Member of the Governor’s Commission on Criminal Law Reform.

    Cornelius has received several honors during his career. He has been named to the annual list of Illinois Super Lawyers since 2015. He has also earned:

    The University of St. Francis’ Martin Luther King Journey Award in 2014;

    The Northern Illinois University College of Law Outstanding Alumni Award in 2010;

    The NAACP’s Medgar Evers Award in 2010; and

    The Cook County State’s Attorney’s C.F. Stradford Distinguished Service Award in 2009.

    The Joliet Catholic Academy Career Achievement Award 2017"

    About the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius:

    Chicago area attorney Vincent Cornelius understands the importance of providing a thorough and aggressive defense in a criminal case. The Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius serves clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburban counties of Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane Kendall, Grundy, and Dekalb Counties. The Law office of Vincent F Cornelius handles all Felony, Misdemeanor and Juvenile offenses including drug charges, driving under the influence, violent crimes, property crimes, and white-collar crimes. If your case requires a seasoned and respected criminal defense attorney, contact the Wheaton location of the Law office of Vincent F. Cornelius by 630-665-6644 or the Joliet location at 815-723-7300. For more information, visit

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    Enterprise consent and preference management leader enables companies to maintain and grow marketing databases affected by new regulations

    Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    PossibleNOW, the leading provider of customer engagement and enterprise consent and preference management solutions, today announced an enhancement to its platform and services addressing the new GDPR regulations related to cookie consent and personal data.

    Cookie consent is a form of consent which can be easily enabled by the developer of a web property for presentation to a user at any point during the customer journey. Under GDPR, any cookie capable of identifying an individual is considered to be personal data, and consent may need to be captured accordingly. Driving consent capture using PossibleNOW’s MyPreferences data platform is native functionality and can be deployed a number of different ways based on required use cases, local regulation types and other mitigating factors.

    “Ever-evolving regulations such as GDPR are easily addressed by MyPreferences because it was built with privacy by design,” said Ron Patrick, Director of Product Architecture, PossibleNOW. “Helping our customers meet the changing landscape of privacy requirements is at the heart of everything we do, and our MyPreferences platform is built with future regulations in mind.”

    When designing web properties that require cookies, developers need access to pre-approved, pre-configured data to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements. This access ensures that consent is collected at precisely the right point, with the correct content, in the right language and locale, along with any other considerations that must be factored into the design.

    The MyPreferences preference and consent platform solves for the cookie consent challenges organizations are facing by providing virtually unlimited capabilities around configuring consent and preference capture. MyPreferences enables prospects and customers to express and revoke their preferences at a granular level for maximum choice and drives adoption across the enterprise at every customer touchpoint.

    About PossibleNOW

    PossibleNOW leverages powerful technology and industry-leading expertise to enable companies to listen to customers, remember what they like and dislike and respond in useful, personalized ways. Its enterprise consent and preference management platform, MyPreferences®, collects customer and prospect preferences, stores them safely and makes them available to any other system or application in the enterprise. PossibleNOW strategic services experts identify opportunities, plan technology deployments, design preference collection interfaces and position clients for a win. PossibleNOW is purpose-built to help large, complex organizations gain control over communications, mitigate compliance risk and reduce marketing expenses while improving customer experience and loyalty. For more information, call (800) 585-4888, email info(at)possiblenow(dot)com or visit

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    Thousands of the World’s Most Inspiring Health Transformers, Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Investors to Convene in San Francisco to Focus on Achieving Health Moonshots

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    StartUp Health, which is organizing, supporting and investing in a global army of Health Transformers to achieve 10 Health Moonshots, is honored to welcome back for the second year former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, who will keynote the annual StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco, CA, Jan. 8 - 9, 2018. Fresh off his American Promise tour and the release of his new book ‘Promise Me, Dad,’ Vice President Biden will discuss the progress the Biden Cancer Initiative is making to end cancer as we know it.

    The StartUp Health Festival, now in its sixth year, is an invite-only, two-day experience alongside the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. The Festival has become StartUp Health’s largest and most prestigious event of the year bringing together 2,000 of the most inspiring Health Transformers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors to focus on achieving Health Moonshots and solving the world’s biggest health challenges.

    “By organizing an army of Health Transformers from all over the world, and supporting the entrepreneurs and innovators committed to achieving Health Moonshots, we believe we can make 100 years of progress in just 25 years,” said StartUp Health CEO and cofounder Steven Krein. “This acceleration can only come from entrepreneurial innovation and the Health Transformer Mindset.”

    “Exponential leaps are possible when you bring together people who are dedicating their lives to transforming health and wellness,” said Unity Stoakes, President and cofounder of StartUp Health. “As one army for good, marching toward common goals, we have the potential to move beyond incremental progress and find ways to improve the wellbeing of everyone in the world. We won’t stop until our mission of improving global health is accomplished.”

    Since 2011, StartUp Health has organized thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and organizations committed to transforming health. With the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies, StartUp Health and a global network of partners have made a long-term commitment to supporting and investing in seeing 10 Health Moonshots to fruition. Each Health Moonshot aims to improve at least one billion people’s lives. The 10 Health Moonshots essential to improving global health are:

    1. Access to Care Moonshot: Delivering quality care to everyone, regardless of location or income

    2. Cost to Zero Moonshot: Radically reducing the cost of care by a factor of a million

    3. Cure Disease Moonshot: Curing disease using data, technologies, and personalized medicine

    4. Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it

    5. Women’s Health Moonshot: Prioritizing women’s health, including preventive care and new research

    6. Children’s Health Moonshot: Ensuring every child has access to quality care, particularly in underserved areas

    7. Nutrition & Fitness Moonshot: Providing access to a healthy environment and supporting an active lifestyle

    8. Brain Health Moonshot: Unlocking the mysteries of the brain to improve health and wellness

    9. Mental Health & Happiness Moonshot: Connecting mind, body, and spirit in the pursuit of happiness

    10. Longevity Moonshot: Adding 50 healthy years to every human life

    StartUp Health expects more than 2,000 participants at this year’s Festival. Industry leaders and speakers in attendance include:

    • Keynote Speaker Vice President Joe Biden, Former Vice President of the United States
    • Sundeep Bhan, Co-Founder & CEO, Prognos
    • Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney, and Former Chief Technology Officer, United States
    • Chris Cutter, Founder & CEO, LifeDojo
    • Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Way to Wellville
    • Jamey Edwards, Co-Founder & CEO, Cloudbreak Health
    • Vinay Gidwaney, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Maxwell Health
    • Bruce Greenstein, CTO, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    • Ryan Howard, Partner, SeventySix Capital, and Former MLB Player
    • Andre Iguodala, Investor and NBA Player, Golden State Warriors
    • Asif Khan, Co-Founder & Chairman, Caremerge
    • Bob Kocher, MD, Partner, Venrock
    • Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, Fortune
    • Philip Marshall, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Conversa
    • Jessica Mega, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Verily Life Sciences
    • Reed Mollins, Co-Founder & SVP, Business Development,
    • Sachin Nanavati, Client Partner, Facebook
    • Ameet Nathwani, M.D., EVP, Chief Medical Officer, Sanofi
    • Bryan Roberts, PhD, Partner, Venrock
    • Jim Lecinski, VP of U.S. Sales, Google
    • Jerry Levin, Executive Chairman, StartUp Health
    • Dean Ornish, MD, President & Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
    • Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, Pediatrician, Children’s National Health System
    • Sally Poblete, Founder & CEO, Wellthie
    • Jo Schneier, Co-Founder & CEO, Cognotion
    • Anish Sebastian, Co-Founder & CEO, Babyscripts
    • Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer, GE and CEO, GE Ventures
    • J. Craig Venter, PhD, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO, Human Longevity, Inc.

    StartUp Health’s Lead Innovation Partners include Accenture, Google and Sanofi

    “Google has a shared vision with StartUp Health about the power of supporting Moonshot thinking which is why we are so honored to collaborate on the StartUp Health Festival,” said Jim Lecinski, VP of Sales, Google. “By bringing together so many entrepreneurs and innovators with the world’s health leaders, we can share new ideas and make connections that will speed up innovation.”

    “We are aligned with StartUp Health’s global vision to improve health outcomes for everyone regardless of disease or geography,” said Ameet Nathwani, M.D., EVP, Chief Medical Officer, Sanofi. “Partnering with StartUp Health enables us to work alongside the world’s top Health Transformers to foster collaboration and innovation opportunities in life sciences. In particular, we’re eager work together in advancing digital health solutions designed to enhance outcomes.”

    The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge at the StartUp Health Festival

    Accenture, a Lead Innovation Partner of the StartUp Health Festival, will be announcing the finalists of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge, followed by an awards ceremony at the Festival on Monday, January 8th. The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge – which this year saw more than 800 applicants - brings together leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences companies to tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges including access, affordability and transparency.

    “After regional rounds in London, Singapore and Boston, we’re honored to bring 10 of the top emerging health innovation companies to present during the final round of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge at the StartUp Health Festival,” said Anne O’Riordan, senior managing director, Accenture Life Sciences. “We’re excited to continue our relationship with StartUp Health to give our clients the opportunity to access innovation and new solutions that could have immediate impact on their businesses and revolutionize how medical treatments are discovered, developed and delivered around the world.”

    The StartUp Health Festival Networking Party with Oliver Wyman

    Oliver Wyman and StartUp Health are also hosting the official Festival closing party to celebrate health innovation on Tuesday, January 9th, 6:00pm. RSVP here as space is limited.

    People, Purpose, Love: Get Ready for StartUp Health Festival 2018

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    Global Partners Supporting StartUp Health’s Mission to Transform Health

    The Festival is made possible with support from StartUp Health’s world-class partners and sponsors including Accenture, Google, Sanofi, Klick Health, Oliver Wyman, Allianz, Allied Physicians, Aurora Health Care, Bayer, BioQuest, Boston Scientific, California Health Care Foundation, Celgene, DaVita, DLA Piper, Genentech, Guidewell, Impact Pediatrics, Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Nestlé Health Science, Ping An, SAP and Silicon Valley Bank.

    To request an invite visit If your organization would like to support the 2018 StartUp Health Festival email festival(at)startuphealth(dot)com. Entrepreneurs can apply to join StartUp Health’s Moonshot Academy at

    About StartUp Health

    In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a new model for transforming health by organizing, supporting and investing in a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers to achieve 10 Health Moonshots with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. With the world’s largest digital health portfolio (nearly 200 companies spanning 5 continents, 18 countries and 60+ cities), StartUp Health’s long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media and StartUp Health Ventures. StartUp Health was founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time Warner CEO, Jerry Levin. StartUp Health’s notable strategic partners and investors include AARP, Aurora Health Care, Allianz, Bayer, California Health Care Foundation, Ping An, SAP, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Genentech, GE Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and SeventySix Capital. Learn more at


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    Allowing parents to locate and stay connected with their children, while providing them with fun, safe alternatives to smartphones, WiFi calling disruptor Republic Wireless introduces “Relay” a new “voice first” device to simplify communications, protect privacy, and reduce screen addiction. Capitalizing on the popularity of smart speakers, “Anywhere HQ” directly integrates with your mobile number allowing you to transition calls between devices, and blocks unwanted SPAM calls.

    RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) December 07, 2017

    WiFi calling innovator Republic Wireless today announced two new screenless devices – Relay and Anywhere HQ – created to simplify communications for families. The solution is the culmination of a multi-year investment that leverages Republic’s software, cloud service and extensive WiFi-cellular integration know how to help families to manage their increasingly complex communications life and stay connected on their terms.

    Relay – Relay is a screenless mobile device built to give families a safe and fun way to stay connected with each other and close friends, but without the risk associated with open access to the Internet. This smart “walkie talkie” connects instantly over both 4G LTE and WiFi networks so it works in the back yard, down the street or even across the country. Relay also gives parents the ability to locate their children via a companion app for both Android and iOS devices. Relay is durable, water-resistant and includes Google Assistant, music, and games providing fun and learning for kids.

    Anywhere HQ – Part of Republic’s Anywhere product-line, HQ is a voice-activated smart speaker phone designed for communications first. Enabled with Google Assistant, HQ also allows you to make and receive phone calls, dial 9-1-1 and seamlessly extends your mobile phone number into a speaker that keeps you connected but not tethered to your smartphone. Unlike other smart speakers, HQ is mobile - lift off the dock and it works like a phone and allows private conversations. It has 4G LTE connectivity and several day battery life, allowing you to go beyond WiFi while staying connected.

    “When we launched Republic in 2011, we were on a mission to use a WiFi first approach to end the domination of the smartphone on a family’s budget. Since then, we’ve saved our members hundreds of millions of dollars off their cell phone bills. Now, we’ve set our sights on attacking the smartphone’s domination of family time and attention, and specifically the impact this is having on our children,” said Chris Chuang, chief executive officer of Republic Wireless.

    “Digital distraction - it’s real, and it’s become a massive problem in today’s society. Study after study shows the adverse effects of too much screen time. It’s the dirty secret no one in the telecom industry wants to talk about. It might sound crazy, but you could say I am the one wireless company CEO who actually wants his customers to use their phones less - not more - so they can get their eyes back up to enjoying the real world around them.”

    “I am a father of four young children. Many of our employees are also parents to young children, and while we are eager to be able to locate and communicate with our kids, we also don’t want them to be exposed to the dangers and distractions of unfettered access to the Internet. Republic is in a unique position to enable a solution to this problem with our years of learnings, patents, and competencies across software, hardware, and networks,” Chuang said.

    “So in 2018, our focus is on a true need in the marketplace that isn’t being addressed, and we will be launching a series of new products with voice-first interfaces designed to eliminate the unnecessary distractions of screens while keeping people truly connected with the people who matter most.”


    Most parents want their kids to have fun, play, and explore outside, while also knowing that they are safe and reachable. Today, parents are solving this problem by giving their children older and/or cheaper smartphones. However, we also know that smartphones expose kids to social media, screen addiction, and open access to the Internet ― all big risks, especially for younger children. Most other solutions on the market are built for the parents exclusively, and aren’t much fun for kids - which means they are unlikely to want to wear or carry these products for long. Republic built Relay to give families freedom and independence, without these smartphone risks.

    Relay is a smart, portable, nationwide “walkie-talkie” device built to keep families connected. Relay allows kids to have fun and stay in touch. With it, they can communicate with friends, play music and games, use Google Assistant - all on a simple, screenless device. Relay gives parents the peace of mind they need with the ability to locate their children with GPS, and instantly communicate with a touch of a button.

    “There are 25 million kids between the ages of 6-11 in the United States, most with a desire to communicate with each other and their parents. About a third of these 25 million kids have some form of smartphone, leaving two thirds with no means of communicating beyond physical proximity. Of the third that do have smartphones, 66% of surveyed parents say their kids suffer from screen addiction, and 33% of parents say they have daily conflicts with their children over screen time. When it comes to younger kids and connectivity, smartphones introduce more problems than they solve, however, there really hasn’t been a compelling alternative until Relay,” said Chuang.

    Launching in early 2018, Relay units will be offered in packs of two for $149 and three at $199. Service will be offered at $6.99 per month per device. Relay does not require a Republic Wireless smartphone subscription.

    Anywhere HQ

    While many cut the cord on the home phone, the need to communicate at home and to reach emergency services has not disappeared. Anywhere HQ is a smart, high definition speaker phone designed for both home and the office. An extension of the Republic Anywhere service, which allows people to text and call from iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows PC applications in addition to their phones, HQ allows for hands-free, voice-activated calling synced to your mobile phone number and contacts. When placing a call on HQ it also syncs to other devices enabled with the Anywhere app. Unlike other smart speakers on the market, HQ is a fully functioning phone first. When HQ is lifted off its dock a full keypad appears to dial numbers in private mode. A feature unique to HQ is the ability to reach emergency personnel via 9-1-1. HQ also intelligently screens calls to minimize annoying disruptions from robo callers and spammers. With LTE, Anywhere HQ can still work even when your ISP is down, and the battery enables it to work for several days while the power is out.

    Republic Anywhere HQ will enter the Republic Labs program in January 2018 - where the company refines products with the participation of customers.

    About Republic Wireless

    Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and recognized as an industry innovator and disruptor, Republic Wireless pioneered the concept of WiFi calling. Republic leverages the power of both WiFi and LTE cellular networks to offer both nationwide smartphone service as well as new screenless devices designed to help people simply and affordably connect. The company has been recognized as a top carrier choice by Consumer Reports; best basic plan by Money magazine and for excellence in customer service by PC Magazine.

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