iUNU, The Award-Winning Agricultural AI And Computer Vision Platform, Closes An Additional $7.5MM, Transforming The Greenhouse Industry

SEATTLE, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The computer vision and SaaS-based company iUNU [www.iunu.com] has raised an additional $7.5 million from BootstrapLabs and NCT Ventures, among others, to bring a severely practical and a critical commercial application of AI and machine learning to fundamentally change the agricultural industry. iUNU has grown significantly with over 800 percent increase in square footage since the first quarter of 2018, with operations now in Canada and the US, bringing the 4th industrial revolution to an industry that benefits most: specialty crops and floriculture. “With the greenhouse industry growing at a rate of 20 percent year over year, owners are scrambling to find solutions to manage and maintain their growing operations effectively,” said iUNU CEO, Adam Greenberg. “iUNU’s solution turns growing operations into data-driven manufacturing facilities.”

LUNA is an Artificial Intelligence that will drive "game-changing" efficiencies and sustainability improvements across the entire agricultural industry.

Greenhouses are heavily constrained by a lack of predictability in their data and operations. Typically, greenhouse facilities suffer from manual data collection leading to inconsistencies and poor visibility, resulting in 10 to 25 percent crop loss. These result from a multitude of issues including inaccurate data, human error, and inefficient facility management. With new technological advancements, pioneered by iUNU’s team of engineers, the industry now has a quantifiable and data-driven process that takes the guesswork out of growing.

Both business and government leaders are equally interested in bringing immediate change to the industry. CEO and Founder of BootstrapLabs, Nicolai Wadstrom says that, “Agriculture is about to experience another industrial revolution, where Artificial Intelligence will drive game-changing efficiencies and sustainability improvements across the entire industry supply chain. With the United Nations predicting 9Bn inhabitants (worldwide) by 2050, and a need for global production to increase by 70%, the world needs solutions like iUNU today.”

iUNU is transforming the way growers do business by harnessing the power of computer vision through its comprehensive greenhouse management platform, LUNA. By removing the friction between production and sales. LUNA delivers a system of mobile and fixed cameras, with high definition imaging and environmental sensors, that measure and record everything from automated inventory tracking and readiness alerts to growth rates and readiness forecasting.

The collected data is analyzed and presented in a simple, easy to use decision support tool that gives growers actionable insights and granular production management capabilities.

Since its launch, LUNA has been successful at delivering actionable data to leaders in the horticulture and produce industries like Proving Grounds. “I know that having a tool like Luna gives us the feasibility to have more accountability with the staff, the plants, and the environment,” said John Allen, Director of Strategic Operations of Proving Grounds.

The executive team brings decades of significant experience from Amazon, Boeing, Intel, HP, E*Trade. The team combines entrepreneurship, innovation, large-scale software, manufacturing, financing, and commercial greenhouse expertise. The Board of Directors includes senior industry leaders in agriculture, technology, and large-scale enterprises.

“We are so excited to be an investor and part of iUNU’s journey. We have seen them grow from an idea into a full-service computer vision platform that is changing the whole industry,” said Nicolai Wadstrom, BootstrapLabs Founder and CEO.

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Founded in 2013, iUNU (“you knew”) is an industrial computer vision company headquartered in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco and San Diego. Connecting plants, facilities, and people through a single interface, LUNA turns commercial greenhouses into precise, predictable, demand-based manufacturers. An AI born in the heart of Seattle; trained in Silicon Valley and the greenhouses of Skagit Valley; and now accessible from everywhere.

 

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HIMSS 2019 II Cision Roundup

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The following roundup is a collection of stories dealing with the HIMSS 2019 conference and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the release below, as well as its headline linked to the full text.

This is the latest in a series of event-related roundups PRN will carry as part of its regular Cision Roundup News Service.  Coming up in 2019 are roundups on:

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Toy Fair 2019

Feb. 15

Toy Fair 2019 II

Toy Fair

Feb. 22

Mobile World Congress 2019 I

Mobile World Congress 2019

Feb. 22

Mobile World Congress 2019 II

Mobile World Congress

Mar. 6

NAB 2019 I

NAB 2019

April 5

HIMSS 2019 II Cision Roundup

 

1. At HIMSS 2019, Cybersecurity Hack Demo from SecurityMetrics to Put Focus on Network Security

ORLANDO, Fla.Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Next week, SecurityMetrics, an industry leader in data security and compliance headquartered in Orem, Utah, will travel to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Orlando, Florida.

 

2. QuartzClinical Unveils Hospital Market Intelligence Tool Using Big Data and Machine Learning

CHICAGOFeb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Joining the healthcare business intelligence sector is a new sophisticated market intelligence tool that provides unparalleled insight into hospital clinical performance and costs. Based on over 30 billion data points, financial reports, quality metrics, and clinical outcomes data, QuartzClinical has used its expertise in big data and machine learning to develop a new insight tool into hospital performance.

 

3. Swoop to present at HIMSS on the power of real-world data, interoperability and machine learning to improve patient outcomes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Swoop, an emerging leader in healthcare marketing, will present at the HIMSS conference on how newly available real-world data sources and machine learning techniques can be used to improve patient outcomes as the market evolves toward precision medicine and specialty care.

 

4. VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring

CAMPBELL, Calif.Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — VivaLNK, a leading provider of connected healthcare solutions, today announces its IoT-enabled medical wearable Sensor Platform, complete with a range of sensors, edge computing technologies, and an Internet of Health Things (IoHT) data cloud. This unique platform captures human vitals and biometrics, and delivers data from the patient to edge computing devices, as well as to the cloud, for application integration and analysis.

 

5. Hyland Healthcare Brings New Solutions, Expert Speakers and Interoperability Demonstrations to HIMSS19

ORLANDO, Fla.Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hyland Healthcare, a leading global provider of connected healthcare solutions, will demonstrate how to “see your whole patient” at HIMSS19. The company is highlighting its comprehensive suite of content services and enterprise imaging solutions in booth 2759, while Hyland experts participate in discussions on artificial intelligence, payer-provider collaboration and post-acute care. Hyland Healthcare’s full product suite will also be tested in the HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase.

 

6. QuartzClinical Wins Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award

CHICAGOFeb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The QuartzClinical cloud-based healthcare data analytics platform was awarded the 2019 Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award. Earning first place in the Machine Learning-Powered Data Analytics category, QuartzClinical was recognized for its innovative use of big data, advanced machine learning, and proven real-world applications.

 

7. Resideo Upgrades Telehealth Software Platform, Improving Remote Patient Monitoring

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: REZI)announced today a refresh of the company’s LifeStream telehealth software platform to manage remote patient care. Enhancements in the latest LifeStream update include patient health surveys, a pain monitoring scale, nearly 100 educational videos, and an updated user interface to help healthcare professionals improve patient care, reduce readmission rates and drive efficiencies.

 

8. QuartzClinical Announces Cutting-Edge Machine Learning-Powered Data Warehousing and Clinical Registry Tools

CHICAGOFeb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — At the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando, Florida, QuartzClinical announced the availability of a new suite of sophisticated machine learning-powered data warehousing and clinical registry tools. With bank-level encryption and native HIPAA compatibility, these new tools solve the issues present in the prior generation of software tools while automating the data acquisition, storage, and retrieval needs faced by today’s healthcare enterprises.

 

9. QuartzClinical Announces New Lean Six Sigma Performance Improvement Tools

CHICAGOFeb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — At the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando, Florida, QuartzClinical announced the integration of sophisticated lean six sigma performance improvement tools into its award-winning cloud-based healthcare analytics platform. Utilizing best practices in performance improvement, this series of tools offers hospitals immediate access to lean and six sigma methodologies that can jumpstart their quality improvement efforts.

 

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Global Asset Tracking Market 2019-2024: Asset Tracking Market Growth will be Driven by AI and IoT Enabled Long Tail Enterprise Assets

DUBLIN, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —  The “Asset Tracking Market by Technology, Infrastructure, Connection Type, Mobility, Location Determination, and Industry Verticals 2019-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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This report evaluates asset tracking technologies, solutions, and ecosystem including major players. The report assesses the impacts of various use case specific considerations in terms of asset technology and solution selection. The report also analyzes the market outlook for asset tracking globally, regionally, and by major country in each region.

The asset tracking market has witnessed substantial economies of scale improvements in recently years due to inexpensive connectivity and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications equipment and services. The advent of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions leveraging M2M and other supporting technologies enables anytime, anywhere, any type of asset tracking. In addition, advancements in miniaturization and communications have made lower value asset tracking more practical, expanding the range of potential industries and asset types.

There are substantial factors to consider when approaching the broader asset tracking market, which include asset class, value, and degree of mobility. Whereas asset tracking has historically been largely fleet-focused (commercial trucks, trailers, vans, and cars), there is great potential for expansion towards non-vehicle related assets. However, the market is currently constrained by the relatively low number of enterprise connected assets across certain important asset classes. Leading asset tracking solution companies are focusing on the asset value to a business or governmental organization rather than the book value of the asset itself. A consultative marketing and sales approach is necessary to inform enterprise, first of the value of interconnecting business assets, and secondly demonstrative asset tracking outcomes the bring value straight to the bottom line.

There are also opportunities for technology integration, such as leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) for enhanced decision making. There are many roles that AI may play, ranging from machine learning and analytics to improved cybersecurity for connected enterprise assets. By way of example, the recent Blackberry acquisition of Cylance represents a cybersecurity play that may be parlayed into IoT device security and combined with asset tracking solutions for greater overall enterprise security.

The report provides analysis and forecasts by infrastructure such as asset tracking by software, which includes: Cost Management, Audit Management, Procurement Management, Condition Monitoring, Inventory Management, and more. This report evaluates the market for asset tracking technology components including M2M Communication, Embedded, On-board and Remote Computing Systems. The report also assesses the impact of AI (including Machine Learning, Image and Patter Recognition, Neural Networking, and more), blockchain, and big data (including storage and data analytics) in support of asset tracking solutions. The report also evaluates cloud (including central and edge computing) vs. non-cloud based solutions.

This report also assesses asset tracking by category, such as fleet management. This is further broken down by land and non-land vehicles and vehicle types with great details for commercial trucks, vans, cars, and special-purpose vehicles. In terms of non-roadway vehicles, the report assesses aviation, railway, and water-based vehicle market potential. For the aviation market, it includes asset tracking for planes, helicopters, and ground support equipment. The report also analyzes the non-fleet tracking market including assets in smart buildings and smart workplaces.

The report provides forecasting for the aforementioned as wells by region and country for market sizing by revenue as well as unit deployment from 2019 through 2024. This includes quantitative data and projections with market segmentation by technology, technology components and integration, infrastructure, connection type, range of mobility, location requirements, and by industry vertical from 2019 to 2024.

Key Findings:

  • Rapid growth of Real-time Location Systems (RTLS): 17.4% CAGR through 2024
  • Global asset tracking market will reach $32.0B by 2024, growing at 14.9% CAGR
  • Blockchain will become an important part of asset tracking software and services
  • Asset tracking solutions are becoming viable for sub-$1,000 book value asset tracking
  • Global asset tracking market for AI in embedded devices will grow at 28.2% through 2024
  • Leading companies will combine asset tracking and device security as a combined solution
  • IoT supported asset tracking market will account for 93% of all enterprise and industrial solutions
  • There is anticipated to be substantial vendor consolidation in the asset tracking market through 2024

Key Topics Covered: 1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction
2.1 Asset Tracking Overview
2.2 Asset Types
2.3 Asset Tracking Market Segmentation
2.4 Business Drivers for Asset Tracking
2.5 Asset Tracking Technologies

3 Asset Tracking Solutions
3.1 Solution Considerations
3.2 Solution Needs
3.3 Specific Solutions
3.4 Asset Tracking Infrastructure and Services

4 Asset Tracking in Industry Verticals
4.1 Aviation and Aerospace
4.2 Automotive and Transportation Systems
4.3 Healthcare
4.4 Manufacturing and Industrial Automation
4.5 Warehousing, Logistics, and Shipping
4.6 Government (State and Local)
4.7 Travel and Hospitality
4.8 Consumer Electronics
4.9 Agriculture and Livestock Management
4.10 Extraction and Energy: Oil, Gas, Timber, and Mining
4.11 Food and Beverages
4.12 Education and Training
4.13 Construction and Building Automation
4.14 Robotics and Drones
4.15 Financial Services
4.16 Information and Communications Technology
4.17 Energy Exploration and Distribution
4.18 Textiles and Chemicals

5 Company Analysis
5.1 Actsoft Inc.
5.2 ASAP Systems
5.3 AssetPanda
5.4 AT&T
5.5 CalAmp
5.6 Fleet Complete
5.7 GigaTrack
5.8 Microsoft Corporation
5.9 OnAsset Intelligence Inc.
5.10 Oracle Corporation
5.11 Spireon Inc.
5.12 Sprint Corporation
5.13 Tenna
5.14 Trimble Inc.
5.15 Verizon Wireless
5.16 Zebra Technologies
5.17 SAP SE
5.18 Epicor Software Corporation
5.19 JDA Software Group Inc.
5.20 Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
5.21 Honeywell International Inc.
5.22 Ubisense Group Plc.
5.23 Topcon Corporation
5.24 Datalogic S.P.A
5.25 Mojix Inc.
5.26 Impinj Inc.
5.27 Sato Holdings Corporation
5.28 TomTom International BV
5.29 IBM Corporation
5.30 Telit
5.31 Apptricity
5.32 Entigral Systems Inc.
5.33 NimbeLink
5.34 Sierra Wireless Inc. (Numerex)
5.35 ORBCOMM
5.36 Particle
5.37 PTC (ThingWorx)
5.38 Sendum Wireless Corporation
5.39 Senseaware (Fedex)
5.40 Sensitech Inc.
5.41 Sequans
5.42 Starcom
5.43 Telefonica
5.44 TrackX
5.45 Vodafone Limited
5.46 Chekhra Business Solutions
5.47 Lowry Solutions Inc.
5.48 RedBeam Inc.
5.49 TVL Inc. (WiseTrack)
5.50 Wasp Barcode Technologies Inc.
5.51 Jolly Technologies Inc.
5.52 Windward Software
5.53 Brilliant Info Systems Pvt. Ltd.
5.54 Freshworks
5.55 Sortly Inc.
5.56 QBurst
5.57 Northrop Grumman
5.58 Targa Telematics SPA
5.59 Speedshield Technologies (Adaptalift Group)
5.60 Smart Asset Manager Limited
5.61 Quantum Aviation Solutions
5.62 UpKeep Maintenance Management
5.63 PcsInfinity
5.64 Zerion Software Inc.
5.65 Litum IoT
5.66 Advantrack
5.67 Alphabet
5.68 ARI Fleet
5.69 Arvento
5.70 Azuga Fleet
5.71 Blackberry (Radar, QNX)
5.72 Carmalink
5.73 ClearPath GPS
5.74 DriveFactor (or CCC Drive)
5.75 Estrack
5.76 Fleet Safety Institute
5.77 Fleetilla
5.78 Fleetistics
5.79 FleetManager
5.80 FleetMind (Safe Fleet Holdings)
5.81 Fleetup
5.82 Geotab
5.83 Globalstar
5.84 Go Fleet
5.85 GPS Insight
5.86 GPS Trackit
5.87 GSAttrack (Global Satellite Engineering)
5.88 Gurtam
5.89 Inseego
5.90 IntouchGPS (GPSTrackit)
5.91 Lojack
5.92 Lytx
5.93 M2M in Motion
5.94 Mix Telematics
5.95 Momentum IoT
5.96 NexTraq (Michelin)
5.97 Omnitracs
5.98 Passtime
5.99 Pedigree Technologies
5.100 Raven Connected (KlashWerks Inc.)
5.101 Rhino Fleet
5.102 Roambee
5.103 SafeFleet
5.104 Samsara
5.105 Skybitz
5.106 Smart Path GPS
5.107 Teltrac Navman
5.108 T-Mobile
5.109 Zonar Systems (Continental AG)
5.110 Zubie

6 Asset Tracking Market Forecasts 2019 – 2024
6.1 Aggregate Global Asset Tracking Market
6.2 Asset Tracking Market by Segment
6.3 Asset Tracking Market by Asset Type
6.4 Asset Tracking Market by Function
6.5 Asset Tracking Market by Application
6.6 Asset Tracking Market by Deployment Type
6.7 Asset Tracking Market by Mobility: Fixed, Portable, and Mobile
6.8 Asset Tracking Market by Wireless Device Type
6.9 Asset Tracking Market by Connectivity Type: Wired and Wireless
6.10 Asset Tracking Market by Enterprise Type
6.11 Asset Tracking Market by Industry Vertical
6.12 Asset Tracking Market by Device Segmentation
6.13 Asset Tracking Market by Solution
6.14 Asset Tracking Market by Technology Components
6.15 Asset Tracking Market by Technology Support and Integration
6.16 Asset Tracking Market by Region
6.17 Asset Tracking Market by Unit Deployment

7 Conclusions and Recommendations
7.1 Advertisers and Media Companies
7.2 Artificial Intelligence Providers
7.3 Automotive Companies
7.4 Broadband Infrastructure Providers
7.5 Communication Service Providers
7.6 Computing Companies
7.7 Data Analytics Providers
7.8 Immersive Technology (AR, VR, and MR) Providers
7.9 Equipment (Asset Tracking) Providers
7.10 Networking Equipment Providers
7.11 Networking Security Providers
7.12 Semiconductor Companies
7.13 IoT Suppliers and Service Providers
7.14 Software Providers
7.15 Smart City System Integrators
7.16 Automation System Providers
7.17 Social Media Companies
7.18 Workplace Solution Providers
7.19 Enterprise and Government

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Battery Manufacturers to Integrate Energy Intelligence into Storage Systems to Tap Growth Opportunities

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The market for commercial battery energy storage is opening up as a result of feed-in tariffs and net metering revisions in commercial photovoltaic (PV) hotspots, subsidies and tax incentives, affordable lithium-ion batteries, and rising electricity. In addition, the rise of the self-consumption model and digitization are encouraging manufacturers to provide value-added functionalities, and many have already started incorporating energy intelligence in the storage systems. This will allow customer-sited energy storage systems to participate in the local ancillary grid services market and tap new revenue opportunities. According to Frost & Sullivan, the commercial battery storage market is expected to show enormous growth, rising from $160.4 million in 2017 to $1.6 billion by 2025.

“Solar paired with storage is increasingly becoming attractive to consumers due to falling solar PV and battery prices as well as the perceptible shift towards decentralized energy,” said Utham Ganesh Research Analyst Energy & Environment. “The growth of electric vehicles in key global markets is expected to further spur the adoption of commercial battery storage due to its ability to stabilize the grid and generate additional revenue streams.”

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Commercial Battery Energy Storage Market in Key Markets, Forecast to 2025, examines the global market for commercial battery storage. It presents country-wise drivers and restraints, competitive analyses, market trends, policies, growth opportunities, trends, and revenue forecasts from 2017 to 2025. The geographical scope of the study includes key European markets such as Germany, the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Nordics, as well as the US and Australia.

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Germany and the UK will be the two biggest markets for commercial energy storage in Europe, driven by customers’ desire to avoid TRIAD charges and make the most of the opportunities offered by the local energy trading markets,” noted Ganesh. “The US market will grow the most globally due to the high demand charges for commercial installations, attractive incentives for solar and storage, and a slowdown in the feed-in tariff and net metering schemes. Australia is likely be the biggest market outside of the US due to the expensive electricity and companies’ focus on energy independence from the grid.”

Additional growth opportunities for battery manufacturers include:

  • Incorporation of machine learning algorithms to develop smart self-learning systems.
  • The United States, Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom were the dominant markets in 2017, accounting for 84.3 percent of all installed units from the countries analyzed. By 2025, these countries are forecast to contribute annual revenues of $1.5 billion.
  • Fostering partnerships with energy management solution providers to develop in-built cloud-based battery monitoring and fault diagnosis platform with relevant cyber security measures.
  • Collaborations with storage and energy management companies to build in Artificial Intelligence, predictive and maintenance analytics, and blockchain for superior control over commercial energy usage.
  • Gaining a deep understanding of the local regulatory energy markets and incentive policies in order to work with customers from the initial phase.
  • Customization and sizing of batteries according to the building load profile following an individual business case analysis.
  • Provision of bundled integrated energy services with suitable software and technology-agnostic battery solutions.

Commercial Battery Energy Storage Market in Key Markets, Forecast to 2025 is part of Frost & Sullivan’s global Energy Storage Growth Partnership Service program.

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RCR Wireless News, Published by Arden Media, Releases Editorial Report Livin’ on the Edge: Service Assurance in an NFV, MEC World

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The challenges of visibility, network and service assurance take center stage in a new editorial feature report from RCR Wireless News, entitled “Livin’ on the Edge: Service Assurance in an NFV, MEC World.” The report is available as a free download here.

The promises of virtualized, software-centric networks are lofty ones: Agile services, able to be deployed and launched rapidly and with ease.

Flexibility: Spinning up and shifting network resources as needed, to support those services through multiple clouds or network slices.

Better efficiency: Through automation, machine learning and artificial-intelligence-fueled, closed-loop actions that need little or no human intervention and can detect, identify and take action based on large amounts of real-time data far beyond human capacity to process.

But how do you ensure that those network functions and applications are performing as expected and that service-level agreements are being met? This RCR Wireless News editorial report discusses some of the challenges for visibility in hybrid and virtualized networks, particularly as those networks move toward a more distributed and intelligent edge architecture and the use of containers; and where industry experts say the current level of expertise is – and what’s needed as networks evolve from 4G to 5G and beyond.

Download this report to learn:

  • Market projections for virtualization software and network operator investments
  • Challenges for service assurance – and why, in a virtualized world, physical infrastructure visibility is still important
  • Insights from companies which are deploying virtualized networks

Watch the complimentary editorial webinar here featuring:

  • Kelly Hill, Managing Editor, RCR Wireless News
  • Bruce Kelley Jr., Senior VP, CTO, Service Provider, NETSCOUT
  • Will Hughs, Head of Fixed/Unified Communications, Vodafone Americas

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Since 1982, RCR Wireless News has been providing wireless and mobile industry news, insights, and analysis to industry and enterprise professionals, decision makers, policy makers, analysts and investors. Our mission is to connect, globally and locally, mobile technology professionals and companies online, in person, and now on video. Our dedication to editorial excellence coupled with one of the industry’s most comprehensive industry databases and digital networks leads readers and advertisers to consistently choose RCR Wireless News over other industry publications. http://www.rcrwireless.com

 

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Advantage GPS by Procon Analytics Enters into a Strategic Partnership with the American Recovery Association

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Advantage GPS, a Procon Analytics company that captures and translates raw data into actionable business intelligence and assists in the mitigation of financial losses to automotive finance companies, has announced a strategic partnership with the American Recovery Association (ARA), the world’s largest association of certified, trained and compliant recovery and remarketing professionals.

Exponential increases in the cost of operating an automobile recovery business — rising costs of trucks, diesel prices, insurance, compliance, and training — has made more it difficult for these businesses to operate profitability and has forced many out altogether. In addition, a recent report from S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices saw auto default rates increased 10 basis points to 1.03 percent to close out 2018, representing the largest sequential rise since another 10-bps leap from August to September in 2017. Indicating the need for strategic partnerships such as this.

The partnership is designed to enhance the ability of ARA members to more quickly and less expensively locate and recovery finance company collateral. ARA has already announced a “Unity Initiative” in 2019 with Time Finance Adjusters, a national recovery trade association, and together they plan to strengthen their relationships with other leading trades associations including: the National Automotive Finance Association; American Financial Services Association; National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions; the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association; state and regional trades associations; and technology experts serving the industry, such as Advantage GPS.

“The strategic alliance between ARA and Advantage GPS comes at a time when the recovery association is moving forward with important initiatives to improve the health of the industry, work more closely with their finance partners, and employ cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence,” said David Meyer, president of Advantage GPS. “We have just launched our newest product line, the low-cost, 4G, wire-free Revo family of GPS devices, which dovetails perfectly with the goals for recovery association.”

Revo, the first wire-free GPS device in the marketplace is made possible through the introduction of powerful, long-lasting batteries coupled with sophisticated hardware and software, to provide a powerful, “smart,” and useful tool to mitigate losses for finance companies, and also reduce costs for recovery agents.

The Advantage GPS platform includes smart impound lot technology, including all locations of ARA members across North America, and automatically creates geofences around the ARA impound lots and sends lenders alerts when one of their vehicles enters. This along with risk mitigation dashboard that is powered by artificial-intelligence greatly enhances the ability for finance companies to mitigate losses, while making it easier for recovery companies to locate and access vehicles.

“My relationship with Less and ARA has stemmed for nearly 2 decades,” added Meyer. “It’s exciting to partner with him and his team once again.”

Less McCook, executive director, of the American Recovery Association, said he has known Meyer and understands the GPS collateral protection device industry well.

“We fully welcome working with an innovative group focused on eliminating outdated technology in the market,” McCook said. “In our industry it’s crucial to track and implement the latest technologies to help our members thrive. Employing artificial intelligence to assist recovery agents in locating vehicles is a game-changer. We will look back on this, and wonder how we every did our jobs without it.”

McCook said he looks forward to a long-term relationship with Advantage GPS and looks to work even more closely in the future.

“Our Unity Initiative with TFA and the enhancement for our relationships with a variety of national trade associations, and companies like Advantage GPS, will only serve to create a better and more profitable environment for our members,” McCook added.

About Advantage GPS
Advantage GPS by Procon Analytics provides GPS technology and innovative data analytics that empower BHPH dealers and vehicle finance companies to make smarter, faster and more profitable business decisions. The company’s seasoned leadership team has been revolutionizing risk mitigation tools and real-time automotive analytics to help lenders protect vehicle assets, reduce delinquencies and speed up recoveries when needed for over a decade.

For more information visit http://www.advantagegps.com/revolution/ or call 1-800-553-7031.

About American Recovery Association
American Recovery Association (ARA) is the world’s largest association of certified, trained and compliant recovery and remarketing professionals. ARA members specialize in locating and repossessing collateral on behalf of lending institutions including banks, savings institutions, finance companies, credit unions, rental/leasing companies, and auto, truck and equipment dealers. All members are certified independent business operators.

For more information visit its website at http://www.repo.org or call 972.755.4755.

 

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Patient Prism Names Chief Data Officer for A.I. Applications

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Patient Prism named Jaya Plmanabhan as Chief Data Officer this week as part of its commitment to generate even faster data analysis, call tracking, and call coaching for the dental industry.

Plmanabhan is currently a data scientist and Senior Advisor at Newfire Partners in Cambridge, MA, and brings more than 20 years of experience in developing artificial intelligence applications for multiple industries including healthcare. His extensive experience includes building the first-of-its-kind clinical trial matching engine that analyzed clinical, demographic and geonomic data to match oncology patients with appropriate clinical trials. He also helped develop an early diagnostic system for veterans returning from war zones to determine who may be at risk for PTSD. He’s also built a fraud detection system for the home healthcare industry that was designed to identify the likelihood of a home health aide to commit fraud. He holds multiple Master of Science degrees including two from MIT; one is in Computer Science and Machine Learning and the other in Engineering and Management.

Now he looks forward to bringing his deep experience in statistical analysis, demand modeling, and cloud computing to Patient Prism. The company uses artificial intelligence, machine-learning, and call coaches to record dental practice phone calls, identify callers who did not book an appointment, and quickly provide receptionists with specific phrasing they can use to win back those potential patients.

“This presents an opportunity to bring the dental industry into the next era of technology and data,” said Plmanabhan. “After analyzing more than 1.5 million phone calls, you can see patterns of behavior that directly influence how likely it is somebody will book an appointment. Now you can use that data to train the dental practice team members how to respond.”

“The goal is to help more people get the dental care they need,” said Amol Nirgudkar, the CEO and co-founder of Patient Prism. “By using a combination of artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and human coaches, we can teach receptionists and call center agents to elevate the patient experience resulting in a higher likelihood of booking an appointment. Jaya’s addition to our team will help accelerate our innovation and bring the latest thought in artificial intelligence to improve delivery of dental services.”

About Patient Prism

Patient Prism is a call-tracking and call-coaching software designed exclusively for dental offices to improve new patient call conversions and increase dental office revenue. Its patented solutions provide business analytics, coaching tips, and actionable data for improving staff performance, call conversions, and recovered revenue. Dental practices using Patient Prism typically see their new patient call conversions jump from 50% to about 80% within three months. For more information, visit http://www.PatientPrism.com or call (800) 381-3638.

 

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Why 77% Of Brands Partner With Creative Agencies – Plus, The Top 25 Creative Agencies

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Studies show that 77 percent of in-house teams choose to partner with creative firms.

However, the services they are receiving from creative agencies vary greatly, depending on their personal brand goals, mission, target audience and more. Luckily, the best creative agencies have a laundry list of customizable offerings that are proven to grow businesses.

DesignRush.com, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, researched and determined the top services that leading agencies provide. These offerings help brands implement innovative campaigns and foster meaningful business growth.

The top creative agency services include:

1. Design Work

Unsurprisingly, creative agencies produce a lot of visual collateral for brands. This includes items such as:

  • Websites
  • Mobile apps
  • Digital interfaces
  • Graphic design
  • Package design
  • Marketing visuals
  • And more!

Because creative agencies approach all projects from an angle of innovation, their design work is a particularly strong selling point for potential clients. They are able to create compelling visuals that tell a story while maintaining a strong brand identity.

2. Branding

The best creative agencies have comprehensive logo design and branding teams that can manage all aspects of a campaign, including:

  • Brand strategy
  • Logo design
  • Brand, company or product naming
  • Brand book creation
  • Brand distribution
  • Corporate branding
  • And more!

Brands that partner with a creative agency to improve branding can also increase brand visibility, awareness, and – most notably – build a valuable audience. In fact, the latter is more important than increasing direct sales to more than 70 percent of brand managers.

3. Digital Marketing

Due to consumers increasing time spent online – both on mobile devices and desktops – digital marketing has become the norm for brand promotion. In addition, 38 percent of digital marketers plan on increasing their marketing budgets in the coming two years.

Top-rated creative agencies generally offer the following digital marketing services:

  • Content marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • SEO
  • Email marketing
  • Video marketing
  • And more!

4. Advertising

Creative agencies also provide assistance conceptualizing, creating, executing and managing advertising campaigns. These campaigns can come in the form of traditional advertising, such as:

  • Radio ads
  • Viral videos
  • TV advertisements
  • Print ad campaigns
  • And more!

However, digital advertising has become a popular, successful, and more cost-efficient way to promote a brand – and creative agencies can manage these campaigns as well.

For instance, two-thirds of consumers remember the brands that advertised on mobile up to a week after they saw the ad. Plus, studies show that 60 percent of users click on mobile advertisements at least once a week.

The digital advertising services of creative agencies include:

  • Display advertising
  • Paid media
  • Pay-per-click ads
  • Social media ads
  • Mobile advertising
  • Video ads
  • And more!

5. Innovative Campaigns & Emerging Technology

Most recently, creative agencies have begun offering services in emerging technology, experiential marketing popups, and innovative campaigns. Examples of these offerings include:

  • AR/VR
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Chatbots
  • Retail popup shops
  • User-generated content
  • And more!

Incorporating these new trends into other strategies and campaigns – such as video production, digital marketing, display advertising and website design – allows brands to engage consumers with their brand more efficiently, encourage users to interact, improve brand awareness, and ultimately increase revenue.

For example, at least 41 percent of consumers are interested in testing virtual reality technology – and the AR/VR market is set to surpass $209 billion by the year 2022.

“Creative agencies are valuable assets for brands because they have the strategy, knowledge and expertise to succeed, but they also approach their projects from a more artistic standpoint,” says DesignRush Founder and Executive Director Gabriel Shaoolian. “This inventive perspective allows them to push the envelope before competitors do, which typically helps brands stand out from the competition sooner.”

DesignRush’s Agency Listing section features the top local and global creative agencies. Some of the top creative agencies from around the world include:

1. 36creative

36creative is Greater Boston’s award-winning creative agency, offering brand strategy and creative production since 2004. Their team of experts combines outstanding artistry and technical mastery to build brands a core product that drives home impactful results. Drop them a line at info@36creative.com to learn more about their full-service agency.

Visit 36creative online at: https://36creative.com/

2. 4por4 Creative Agency

Living in a symbiosis between the use of new technologies and the human perspective associated with creativity, 4por4 presents innovative, responsible, and adjusted solutions to all of the requirements. They have managed and created communication supports (online and offline) since 2002, and their experience tells them that the proper development of brand strategy is critical to obtaining the appropriate results. That´s why all of their solutions and projects are developed from scratch based on the needs and characteristics of each client.

Visit 4por4 Creative Agency online at: https://www.4por4.pt/

3. 50,000feet Creative Agency

50,000feet is an independent global brand consultancy and creative agency that develops omnichannel experiences for the world’s most respected brands. From brand marketing, business communications and advertising to all facets of digital engagement, 50,000feet uses strategy, design, and technology to help brands connect more deeply with their customers. 50,000feet was founded in 2001 for a simple reason: they saw a better way to do great work. They realized that the broader our perspective becomes, the stronger our ideas grow. As their expertise has expanded into strategy and technology, their creativity has soared even higher. Today, 50,000feet continue to push limits, challenge assumptions and deliver the results their clients expect.

Visit 50,000feet Creative Agency online at: http://www.50000feet.com/

4. Bailey Lauerman

Bailey Lauerman (BL) is a 48-year-old creative company that offers a range of core competencies, such as brand strategy and management, creative and design, and connections strategy – all of which are organized around each client’s specific needs. With offices in Omaha and Los Angeles, Bailey Lauerman is technically considered a “small” agency. But they believe that small is a term relative to the number of people on staff, not the size of our ideas.

Visit Bailey Lauerman online at: https://www.baileylauerman.com/

5. BC Web Wise

BC Web Wise is a full-service digital marketing agency renowned for its strategic brand services, world-class creative work, and in-depth consumer research. Founded by Chaaya Baradhwaaj in 2000, the agency has a presence in Mumbai and Delhi. It is amongst the few independent digital agencies in India with a vast and reputed client portfolio, including Hero MotoCorp, Kokuyo Camlin, Axis Bank, Abbott, Hindustan Unilever, Aditya Birla Capital, JK Lakshmi Cement, ICICI Prudential, and Bajaj Consumer Products amongst several others. The agency’s integrated digital solutions range from video production, website development, search marketing, media planning and buying, social media marketing, online reputation management, e-commerce web design and development, search marketing, performance marketing, and mobile app development.

Visit BC Web Wise online at: https://www.bcwebwise.com/

6. Brave People

Brave People is a digital innovation company located in Tampa, Florida. They accelerate business ideas with strategy and design for both early-stage and mature brands alike — those willing to take risks and start with ‘why.’

Visit Brave People online at: http://bravepeople.co/

7. Brightlabs

Brightlabs is a highly awarded full-service creative digital agency. Established in 2004, they have delivered over 500 projects. Brightlabs’ delivery process enables them to produce solutions that engage customers, enhance the user experience and simplify their clients’ responsibilities in maintaining the solution.

Visit Brightlabs online at: https://www.brightlabs.com.au/

8. Crate47

Crate47 is the full-service creative agency that partners with innovative companies, large and small, to assist them in growing their business through creative branding, web design and content creation. They are a multi-disciplined design studio of collaborative designers who are obsessive about what they do – they will always go the extra mile to find the best creative solutions for your business. Crate47 is immensely proud of what they have achieved so far, and the great relationships they’ve built with their clients over the years.

Visit Crate47 online at: https://crate47.com/

9. Creative Mindworks

Creative Mindworks is a Miami, Florida-based, internationally ranked integrated marketing and advertising firm. They believe that creativity is a valuable resource, expressed by those with open minds and dynamic visions. Advertising enables them to cultivate that resource, allowing Creative Mindworks to communicate in new and innovative ways. Creative Mindworks is in the business of sharing those fresh ideas and evolving them into proven solutions. Creative Mindworks solves clients’ problems successfully through integrated marketing solutions. Be it branding, print collateral, traditional advertising, strategic media buying, interactive design, and marketing or multimedia advertising – they tailor the services they provide to meet and often exceed their clients’ goals. The Creative Mindworks team understands that great looking ads and attractive collateral materials are useless if they do not provide results.

Visit Creative Mindworks online at: https://creativemindworks.com/

10. DEEPBLUE

DEEPBLUE is a full-service, custom web design agency that specializes in creating an entirely new user experience through responsive design, placing an equal imperative on both desktop and mobile devices. They create impactful multi-platform solutions for meaningful brands. DEEPBLUE offers a suite of creative services to improve the online visibility and impact of your business. Their capabilities range from custom websites with responsive design and robust CMS solutions to branding and marketing campaigns, all with a deep focus on the user experience. They succeed in providing their customers with a unique and engaging multi-platform experience. Based in California’s majestic central coast, DEEPBLUE’s clients range from small business to Fortune 500, from start-ups to 100-year-old stalwarts, from non-profits to government agencies.

Visit DEEPBLUE online at: https://deepblue.com/

11. Dragon Rouge

Dragon Rouge is a global creative agency that aims to help brands and businesses inspire, change and grow. Using insight, foresight, and creativity, they help their clients define strategies and create new products, new services, and exceptional experiences. Founded in 1984 in France, Dragon Rouge is the leading independent network. They combine local expertise and consumer knowledge with a global strategic vision of brand management. Dragon Rouge believes successful brands go beyond expectation. Because creativity is at the heart of what they do, and because they’re influenced by the spirit of generosity, they work hand in hand with their clients to build the brands that create more.

Visit Dragon Rouge online at: https://www.dragonrouge.com/

12. Drive Creative Agency

Drive Creative Agency is a creative marketing agency located in Michigan that specializes in website design and development, social media marketing, and branding. They are creatives, marketers, builders, storytellers, wannabe rock stars, sometimes decent golfers, and absolute die-hard dreamers. They believe that working hard and smart are both equally important, and the clearer your vision, the cleaner you will arrive at your destination. Most of their time and energy is spent crafting copy, coding websites, drinking coffee, creating brands, designing graphics, drinking more coffee (not Dan though), and managing content. They work long hours so that someday soon, brands everywhere will hear their name come up in company marketing meetings.

Visit Drive Creative Agency online at: https://drivecreativeagency.com/

13. Gerundio

Gerundio covers all corporate communication aspects and delivers solutions based on the cross-channel approach of creating advertising campaigns, conducting brand identity research, event planning and, of course, digital strategy. Their strength resides in their great team of professionals who have grown up working on complex projects for international brands, and passionate, scrupulous digital-native designers.

Visit Gerundio online at: http://www.gerundio.net/

14. Guy & Co

Imagine the possibilities of a creative agency crossed with a research agency. That’s Guy & Co. They push brand creativity and use cool research techniques to get consumer-validated ideas to market faster, across brand creative, innovation, and integrated strategies.

Visit Guy & Co online at: http://www.guyco.co.uk/

15. L+R

L+R is an award-winning international studio founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2012. They work with clients to create real value and impact with the balance of strategy and aesthetics. Their multidisciplinary design and technology team now has international offices in Barcelona, Spain and works with individuals, organizations, and businesses on seamless digital experience projects within mobile applications, innovation and visual identity around the world.

Visit L+R online at: https://www.levinriegner.com/

16. Leverage

Leverage is a full-service creative agency that specializes in design, development, and strategic marketing. They strive to create trusted partnerships with their clients, supporting them in the discovery, creation, and cultivation of their brands. Leverage believes that thoughtful, beautiful design leads to better experiences. Better experiences lead to happier people. And happier people lead to a better world.

Visit Leverage online at: https://www.leveragestl.com/

17. OneNinth Media

OneNinth Media is a creative content agency and video production company with a passion for projects of substance. Specializing in exquisite imagery and innovative ideas, they craft best-fit content solutions for their clients and handle all aspects of production and post-production.

Visit OneNinth Media online at: https://www.oneninthmedia.com/

18. Richlynn Group

Richlynn Group believes that every brand, product, and person has a story and their job is to tell that story. They are driven to perfection and never stop short of excellence. The Richlynn team is passionate about defining and shaping every brand’s place in the world. They specialize in branding, strategy, PR, influencer marketing, and management. Richlynn Group celebrates its wide range of amazing clients, from artists to musical instrument companies to authors to technology companies and beyond. Based in Nashville, TN, they have experience with clients around the world.

Visit Richlynn Group online at: https://www.richlynngroup.com/

19. RRR Creative

RRR Creative (pronounced ‘Triple R’) is a boutique creative agency specializing in branding, graphic design, communications, styling and image/lifestyle consulting. They implement culture, current and future trends, and the power of imagination to catapult the brilliant work of their clients forward. They are thrilled to collaborate with an exciting variety of artists, creators, and professionals to shine a light on their unique qualities with vibrant visuals and compelling storytelling. RRR Creative provides valuable tools and services that empower and inspire their clients so they are free to focus on their strengths and realize their greatest potential.

Visit RRR Creative online at: https://rrrcreative.com/

20. SILO Agency

Silo is a human-centered strategic design agency. They combine design, UX and branding expertise to help clients think beyond the expected and innovate their businesses. SILO works with large international corporations, visionary start-ups, cultural and educational institutions, ambitious architects, city-builders and governments. They partner with their clients to help their businesses emerge and grow. SILO’s multidisciplinary team is comprised of talented and ambitious strategists, designers and developers allowing to approach challenges from many perspectives. In their work, they always strive for clarity of purpose, impact and a positive human interaction. SILO was named European Design Agency of the Year in 2012 and 2017.

Visit SILO Agency online at: https://www.siloagency.com/

21. Slide Star

Slide Star is an award-winning custom presentation design agency. They create custom templates, strategy briefs, marketing overviews, pitch decks, style guides, trade show presentations and more from the ground up! Slide Star knows the importance of making every brand’s product or service shine in the moments it matters the most. Founded by a former Walt Disney Studios marketing strategist and professional presentation designer, they are experts at turning clients’ content and campaigns into compelling presentations that sell. Slide Star’s team of professional designers deliver custom solutions for any presentation need. They take the time to ensure that brands make the best possible impression, no matter the circumstance, content or audience. Slide Star’s team creates beautifully crafted presentations to accomplish any business goal while being custom-tailored for any audience.

Visit Slide Star online at: http://www.slidestar.com/

22. The Brave Few

The Brave Few is a creative company made by the brave, for the brave. They create brave work that gets noticed and starts conversations. It’s this creative and strategic bravery that gets brands talked about, shared on social, become the festival destination or demand coverage. The power of having ideas worth sharing results in work that makes people engage and want more.

Visit The Brave Few online at: http://www.bravefew.com/

23. The One Off

The One Off is a creative agency that’s built for the age of converging technology and media – where the imagination of an advertising agency meets the practicality of a design consultancy, all underpinned by the rigorous delivery of architectural practice. Their work creates customer experiences that deliver across every channel – spanning branding, retail, interiors, and advertising for some of the world’s most successful brands.

Visit The One Off online at: https://www.theoneoff.com/

24. Woven Marketing Agency

Woven Marketing Agency is a creatively-led brand engagement agency. Take decades of digital experience, a deep understanding of human psychology and Powerful, real-time social insights. Then, voilà. Brands have beautiful, effective solutions from Woven Marketing Agency that drive engagement across the entire user journey. From one-off campaigns to start-to-finish brand developments, Woven Marketing Agency believes that success stems from meticulous planning, research, and data-driven insight. They obsess over the why, what, who and where of each client’s project because these are the foundations upon which everything else is built. And once the foundations are in place, their creatives set to work on the how, maximizing the effectiveness of every campaign, brand, and business.

Visit Woven Marketing Agency online at: https://woven.agency/

25. Zooppa

Zooppa is a unique creative agency that utilizes technology to empower a network of creatives to provide brands with the curated creative content they’re searching for. Since 2008, they have executed more than 800 projects across multiple industries. Their clients include Unilever, Nestle, Green Giant, Nickelodeon, Jeep, Match Group, NBPA and many more. Zooppa works on a project-by-project basis and their favorite metric is that 85% ratio of repeat business. Depending on a client’s creative brief, Zooppa will match brands with the hand-selected top talent in film, photography, and design to execute production within their budget and timeline. They manage and curate the entire process in order to support any strategic choice as well as making sure that each client’s KPIs are reached. They believe in trust and transparency (or trustparency, as Zooppa likes to call it), and they like to do great stuff while having fun in the process.

Visit Zooppa online at: https://www.zooppa.com/

Brands can view the best creative firms by average hourly rate, expertise, case studies, rankings, leadership and more on DesignRush. Users can easily filter to compare creative agencies and find the best agency to grow their brand successfully.    

About DesignRush: DesignRush.com is B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies.

DesignRush features the top agencies around the world, including the best Creative Agencies, Digital Agencies, Logo Design, Branding, Digital Marketing, Website Design, eCommerce Web Design Companies, and more.

 

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WinCan Releases Second in Series of Guides for PACP 7 Defect Codes

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — WinCan, a market leader in sewer asset management software and inspection data storage, continues its series of reference guides for PACP 7 codes with the release of a poster depicting operation and maintenance defects. This poster groups defects by category, illustrates how they look within pipelines, and lists the coordinating PACP defect codes. In addition, it depicts the procedure for documenting grout seal tests.

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) developed the Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) in conjunction with the Water Research Centre (WRc). This program provides a standard framework for sewer operators, engineers and other pipeline inspectors to use when documenting defects and observations. PACP ensures consistent, reliable data from multiple operators over time. The poster will aid new operators when learning PACP and will serve as a reference tool for experienced operators.

“PACP is invaluable to the industry,” says Mike Russin, general manager for WinCan in the Americas. “But with so much detail, it can be easy to mix up defect codes. And unless you’re using artificial intelligence, even the best software can’t identify mis-coded defects. The more accurate your data, the more effective your maintenance workflow will be; this poster makes it easy to choose the right defect every time.”

Request a copy of this poster free of charge at http://inbound.wincan.com/en-us/operations-and-maintenance-codes-poster. This poster is offered as part of WinCan’s dedication to creating resources for the water and wastewater industry.

About WinCan
WinCan was the original pipe inspection and asset management software when it entered the market 25 years ago. Today, it’s the most trusted pipeline software brand worldwide, thanks to continuous innovation and exceptional support. WinCan transforms raw inspection data into the intelligence municipalities and contractors need to make critical maintenance decisions. The software’s measurement tools help to quantify defects, and sophisticated search capabilities filter observations by any combination of criteria. Its report generator automatically summarizes inspection findings using a standard or user-defined template. Native support for GIS mapping, side-scanning and 3D are among WinCan’s most innovative features.

In the Americas, WinCan is uniquely positioned to deliver support, training, customization and integration with all common municipal databases and mapping software programs. WinCan works directly with end users, and also with inspection equipment manufacturers, helping them deliver integrated hardware/software solutions that allow their customers to document, analyze and report pipeline condition.

 

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Synapse Technology Partners with Astrophysics to Bring Artificial Intelligence To Security X-Ray Industry

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Synapse Technology has established a partnership with X-ray manufacturer Astrophysics, Inc. Synapse Technology’s industry-leading artificial intelligence platform for automated gun and knife detection has been successfully integrated with Astrophysics’ XIS-6040 X-ray machine, resulting in the new product, Syntech SOLUTION, the first integrated AI X-ray system on the market.

The partnership and production of Syntech SOLUTION marks the first time artificial intelligence (AI) threat detection has been directly integrated into an X-ray inspection system. Syntech SOLUTION is best suited for the critical infrastructure market, including event security, schools, government buildings and other high-threat facilities.

Synapse Technology Founder and President Ian Cinnamon commented, “integrating artificial intelligence algorithms into security X-ray systems allows for an unprecedented level of detection. Astrophysics is an ideal partner for us, as our algorithm platform achieves peak performance when incorporated into their state-of-the-art imaging technology systems.”

Synapse Technology’s platform has received SAFETY Act DT&E Designation, the first artificial intelligence platform to ever receive this award. Utilizing the latest deep learning techniques, Synapse’s AI can automatically identify threats with more accuracy and a lower false positive rate than any other AI on the market.

Astrophysics and Synapse continue to partner to push the boundaries of X-ray detection technology. Through continued collaborations on product development, the two companies plan to bring automated detection to the broader security market.

For more information about Syntech SOLUTION, contact sales@syntechcorporation.com.

Astrophysics Inc. was founded in 2002 by CEO and CTO François Zayek, an engineer with a 30-year career specializing in X-Ray research and development. Today, Astrophysics is a global security leader with more than 25,000 machines deployed in over 145 countries. Designed and assembled in the U.S., our superior imaging technology, relentless innovation, and commitment to customer service has made the Astrophysics brand trusted the world over.
For more information about Astrophysics, visit astrophysicsinc.com.

Synapse Technology Corporation was envisioned in 2009 by Ian Cinnamon, a Forbes “30 Under 30” awardee and engineer who studied Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT and received his MBA from Stanford University. Together with Simanta Gautam and Bruno Faviero, the trio cofounded the company in 2016 to bring AI algorithms to the security market.
For more information about Synapse Technology, visit syntechcorporation.com.

 

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