Quantum Group Achieves 17th and 18th Patent Approvals

RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Grace Century’s Healthcare Innovation Project, the Quantum Group, has achieved a landmark 17th and 18th patent.

In their continued drive to improve healthcare through technology innovation and their lasered focus on demographics regarding the worlds aging population, The Quantum Group, Inc. has been awarded two key patents.

The firms 17th patent “System And Method For Monitoring Physiological Functions” has successfully completed all reviews and is in the process of being issued.

The Patent centers around diagnostics and monitoring of the human respiratory system.

Noel Guillama, CEO for Quantum comments, “This innovation should be instrumental in monitoring the dosage for symptomatic relief of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD. The concept is sufficiently simple that inexpensive microprocessors used in a greeting card could be included in a rescue inhaler, CPAP machine, nebulizer or other breathing apparatus to detect an abnormal breathing pattern. Such breathing patterns might occur for various reasons such as sleep apnea, or the patient has exceeded the dose of prescribed medication needed to recover normal breathing pattern. The typically administered medications can aggravate COPD and weaken its effectiveness, potentially shortening life for asthma and other COPD patients if overused. It is essential to meter dosage accurately.”

In one brief paragraph, this new patent earned defines: a novel method to automate highly complex healthcare situational management and relieve providers of tedious and human error prone task of monitoring patient vital pulmonary function. Yet, this concept retains and improves human oversight and control of the system.

The firm’s 18th Patent “Personal Attribute Cartography With Analysis Feedback” is also in the process of being issued.

Mr. Guillama believes this to be a fundamental patent that connects (by plan) IoT devices, to providers via EHR (like the company’s PWeR® platform) and serves as a foundation of their newly formed BlueBox.Care ™.

He comments further, “This new patent is ushering us to the very leading edge of patient healthcare and wellness management using connectivity. It will be able to do what was not achievable other than in a hospital environment. Today’s 4G and 5G networks make it possible. We are excited about this relatively new frontier for healthcare in which we can combine our decades of healthcare knowledge with the latest technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Predictive Medicine. We cannot recall another time in which the future of has been as bright or promising. We believe that the healthcare ‘ecosystem’ we are creating has the potential to be not just transformative, but disruptive and become a lasting change agent to improve the direction of healthcare in the U.S. and worldwide by creating greater transparency and availability of healthcare but allowing individuals the control of their wellness to create a healthier society overall.”

Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century comments, “We are so proud to have been involved with the Quantum Group, Inc. and to have seen such a portfolio of Intellectual Property amassed. The promise of AI, IOT, and deep machine learning, as it relates to healthcare, is truly ‘living a dream.'”

About The Quantum Group, Inc.

The Quantum Group, Inc. (“Quantum”) is a U.S. based applied technology healthcare enterprise platform company that has designed and/or developed proprietary medical technology platforms designed to revolutionize healthcare relationships and communications, nationally and potentially worldwide. In addition to the 18 patents issued to us, we have an additional 17 patents pending review and decision by the USPTO.

Today, global healthcare expenditures are over $8 trillion (USD) and are expected to grow to $18 trillion over the next 20 years. Based on an aging world population, we believe the only way to reduce exploding healthcare costs and improve overall care, is with the use of new systems and technology. Not technology for the sake of technology, but technology that can be transformative and drive better and more predictable outcomes. In effect, the art, science and technology of healthcare™.

We believe all material improvements start with a better consumer-centric cloud-based wellness record, one that empowers the consumer, enables providers and improves the science of healthcare™. Our goal was to start with electronic health records (EHR) and expand out. We are doing that now.

Over the past three years, Quantum has been transitioning from a single product company, to a platform company with numerous planned products and innovations including our existing certified EHR, PWeR® (Personal Wellness electronic Record®) and a completely innovative healthcare eCommerce platform. As a Company, we are continuously assessing, developing and maturing other applications that are interconnected with or will be evolving out of our flagship EHR platform, PWeR.

About Grace Century, FZ LLC Grace Century FZ LLC is an International research and private equity consultancy located in Ras Al Khaimah, (north of Dubai) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Grace Century specializes in “game-changing” life science and health related private equity projects.

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Artificial Intelligence Can Scan Doctors’ Notes to Distinguish Between Types of Back Pain

NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Mount Sinai researchers have designed an artificial intelligence model that can determine whether lower back pain is acute or chronic by scouring doctors’ notes within electronic medical records, an approach that can help to treat patients more accurately, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in February.

About 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain in their lifetime; it is the most common cause of job-related disability. Many argue that prescribing opioids for lower back pain contributed to the opioid crisis; thus, determining the quality of lower back pain in clinical practice could provide an effective tool not only to improve the management of lower back pain but also to curb unnecessary opioid prescriptions.

Acute and chronic lower back pain are different conditions with different treatments. However, they are coded in electronic health records with the same code and can be differentiated only by retrospective reviews of the patient’s chart, which includes the review of clinical notes.

The single code for two different conditions prevents appropriate billing and therapy recommendations, including different return-to-work scenarios. The artificial intelligence model in this study, the first of its kind, could be used to improve the accuracy of coding, billing, and therapy for patients with lower back pain.

The researchers used 17,409 clinical notes for 16,715 patients to train artificial intelligence models to determine the severity of lower back pain.

“Several studies have documented increases in medication prescriptions and visits to physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors for lower back pain episodes,” said Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “This study is important because artificial intelligence can potentially more accurately distinguish whether the pain is acute or chronic, which would determine whether a patient should return to normal activities quickly or rest and schedule follow-up visits with a physician. This study also has implications for diagnosis, treatment, and billing purposes in other musculoskeletal conditions, such as the knee, elbow, and shoulder pain, where the medical codes also do not differentiate by pain level and acuity.”

This research was funded by Pilot Projects Research Training Program of the NY and NJ Education and Research Center (ERC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health grant # T42 OH 008422, Hasso Plattner Foundation and NVIDIA.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty by U.S. News & World Report.

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Advanced Analytics for Sage 300 by DataSelf Released

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — DataSelf, the mid-market leader in business analytics and data warehousing software, today announced its newest version, Advanced Analytics for Sage 300 by DataSelf.

Advanced Analytics for Sage 300 is an entry-level version of DataSelf’s enterprise business intelligence and data warehousing solution. “Decision makers crave empowering analytics tools such as Tableau and Power BI,” said Joni Girardi, CEO of DataSelf, “but organizations struggle connecting them to their data sources. Advanced Analytics for Sage 300 by DataSelf solves that problem by providing a cloud transparent data warehouse with a clean, fast and reliable data pipeline from Sage 300. On top of that, natural language query, templates, and dashboards for Sage 300 provide over one million ways to slice and dice that data.”

Advanced Analytics for Sage 300 was introduced at SWK’s Empower Conference in California. As part of the product launch, DataSelf will hold free webinars and training sessions in the coming weeks (registration at https://www.dataself.com/events). The solution starts at $299/month and can be deployed in hours.

“We are thrilled to offer natural language query and artificial intelligence technology for Sage 300 clients,” comments Joni. “Sage 300 users can now build custom reports by using plain English, similar to doing an internet search. For instance, just type in “what are my 30 days late receivables?” or “who are my top 10 products by sales in Q3 2019?” and get instant and accurate answers in DataSelf. Data-hungry people no longer will have to wait for consultants to build their reports. Well, actually, only data-hungry people who know English can use natural language for the time being. ”

About DataSelf Corp.
DataSelf Corp. is based in Santa Clara, CA and provides turnkey analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing solutions to mid-sized organizations. From basic to complex reporting and dashboards via Tableau, Power BI and Excel, DataSelf’s solution is scalable and integrates with Acumatica and other systems to empower key stakeholders through the visualization of critical data across their business. For more information, visit https://www.dataself.com.


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Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur installs high-tech intelligent monitoring, including infrared thermometers that make travel more secure

BEIJING, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur offers another anti-outbreak intelligent solution with infrared thermometers safeguarding the security of both passengers and drivers.

Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur proposes intelligence solutions at this critical moment with infrared thermometers building a security wall for outbreak prevention.

As the national outbreak prevention efficiently progresses, cities have gradually begun the outbreak prevention and resumption of production. Ride-hailing has become the optimal choice for most office workers. To comprehensively guarantee user travel safety as China goes back to work, Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur offers infrared thermometers for cars after the implementation of “3+3” multiple disinfection procedures to perform the monitoring and precautions of coronavirus outbreak.

Artificial intelligence plays a significant part in combating coronavirus, and provides a more secure travelling environment for the general public.

After further investigation regarding infrared thermal imaging technology and the infrared temperature measurement technology, Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur has independently developed an integrated hardware and software device for equipping cars with infrared thermometers.

Infrared Thermometers

By installing an infrared camera in the car, the temperature of drivers and passengers can be monitored. The device will periodically monitor the temperature of all the people in the car and report it to the system upon control of the driver. Then the system makes the secondary judgement based on big data and AI algorithms. For instance, if a temperature warning is generated, the system will inform the driver and operations staff via email and short messages to guide the driver to carry out the inspection and disinfection procedures.

Temperature detection and early warning demonstration of infrared thermometers

Infrared temperature technology possesses multiple advantages. It will not destroy the temperature field of the detected object because there is no direct contact. The target temperature can be measured within several milliseconds; the temperature accuracy is high and the temperature differential can be controlled at about 0.1 degrees in comparison with actual road tests.

Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur spokesperson says “Infrared thermometers can conduct real-time intelligent temperature detection to drivers and passengers, thus better monitoring the health status of both passengers and drivers. The in-car application has been innovative in three perspectives. The first is to achieve low-cost and non-contact temperature measurement; the second is to realize high-precision and fast temperature measurement; the third is to realize the ability of automatic judgement and processing based on artificial intelligence. We believe that the application of infrared thermometers will cut off the virus outbreak transmission route via ride-hailing services, detect and handle illness cases promptly, and provide a strong safeguard for the travel safety of both passengers and drivers.

Real-time intelligent temperature detection of infrared thermometers

Currently, while engaging in outbreak prevention, various regions have also introduced policies in line with local conditions to assist the resumption of work and production in enterprises. To guarantee outbreak prevention and resumption of production in hundred cities and thousand enterprises, Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur has recently launched the “Work Resumption Support Month” campaign after the previous implementation of “3+3” multiple disinfection procedures, put forward the inspiring moto “Fear Not the Resumption of Work, Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur is at Your Service” and has comprehensively guaranteed the safety of the general public in the resumption of work through the “Escorting Plan” and the “Exclusive Plan” to make ride-hailing commuting safer, smoother and more convenient.

In the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak, Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur takes the lead in supporting relief efforts in cities like Wuhan at this critical moment, demonstrating corporate social responsibilities as a leading ride-hailing company. However, instead of remaining satisfied, Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur steps up to support outbreak prevention with artificial intelligence. It launches intelligent solutions at that critical moment to comprehensively improve the effect of outbreak prevention, safeguard the travel safety of both passengers and drivers, and build a security wall for outbreak prevention. By virtue of these positive actions, it fulfils its overall position of consciousness and spirit of dedication and sets a good example for all the industries to fully commit to the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.

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Advanced Analytics for Sage 100 by DataSelf Released

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — DataSelf, the mid-market leader in business analytics and data warehousing software, today announced its newest version, Advanced Analytics for Sage 100 by DataSelf.

Advanced Analytics for Sage 100 is an entry-level version of DataSelf’s enterprise business intelligence and data warehousing solution. “Decision makers crave empowering analytics tools such as Tableau and Power BI,” said Joni Girardi, CEO of DataSelf, “but organizations struggle connecting them to their data silos. Advanced Analytics for Sage 100 by DataSelf solves that problem by providing a cloud transparent data warehouse with a clean, fast and reliable data pipeline from Sage 100. On top of that, natural language query, templates and dashboards for Sage 100 provide over one million ways to slice and dice that data. The solution deploys in hours and starts at $299 per month.”

Advanced Analytics for Sage 100 was introduced at SWK’s Empower Conference in California. As part of the product launch, DataSelf will hold free webinars and training sessions in the coming weeks (registration at https://www.dataself.com/events). The solution works with both the Providex and MS SQL Server versions of Sage 100.

“We are thrilled to offer natural language technology for Sage 100 clients,” comments Joni. “Sage 100 users can now build custom reports by using plain English, similar to doing an internet search. For instance, just type in “what are my open receivables today?” or “who are my top 10 customers by sales in Q3 2019?” and get instant and accurate answers in DataSelf. Data-hungry people no longer will have to wait for consultants to build their reports. Well, actually, only data-hungry people who know English can use natural language for the time being. ”

About DataSelf Corp.
DataSelf Corp. is based in Santa Clara, CA and provides turnkey analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing solutions to mid-sized organizations. From basic to complex reporting and dashboards via Tableau, Power BI and Excel, DataSelf’s solution is scalable and integrates with Acumatica and other systems to empower key stakeholders through the visualization of critical data across their business. For more information, visit https://www.dataself.com.

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AgriTech Company Agxio Named Among Business Worldwide Magazine’s Twenty Most Innovative Companies to Watch

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The agriculture industry has come under stress in recent years for its role in sustaining a growing planet whilst limiting its impact on climate change and environmental damage. It’s clear that this is a sector in dire need of a new way of working, so Cambridge based tech company Agxio is pioneering a new approach to farming. Its innovative work and clear commitment to helping farmers work more efficiently and sustainably has led to the firm being included in Business Worldwide Magazine’s list of “20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch”.

The 20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch list is a celebration of the trailblazing organizations that are changing the game in their respective industries and altering the corporate landscape. Whether it’s in banking, industry, healthcare, energy, agriculture or other industries, these companies are at the cutting edge of breakthrough technologies, innovation and modernized business structures. Those listed have a shared goal of developing revolutionary products and technology that can drive scalable business models and disrupt established industries and markets.

Farming has been crucial to human life for centuries, but as we have developed the technology needed to meet demand and make as many profits as possible, we have also drastically harmed our planet. A combination of heavy machinery, genetically modified foods and chemical fertilizers have all given crop farmers a bad name, whilst ironically also leading to depleted water supplies and poor crops.

Scientists, governments and environmental organisations have been working together to find an alternative to current farming methods, and Agxio is at the forefront of this new revolution. Based in the heart of Cambridge’s Science Park, Agxio is an award-winning team of global innovators and entrepreneurs on a mission to improve and protect the entire agricultural supply chain. Led by Dr Stephen Christie, the company is a leader in data science, machine learning, AgriTech, AgriFinTech and behavioural science, and currently works with farmers in over 40 countries.

The company’s flagship product, The Centaur Platform, harnesses artificial intelligence and the very latest advances in data and agricultural science. The technology combines sensors, big data and machine learning to help farmers work more efficiently, make better decisions and produce better yields in a sustainable way.

Dr Stephen Christie explained why the technology is so important. “By using cutting edge technology, machine learning and intelligent data analysis that operates from planning to harvesting, we are enabling farmers to work on an unprecedented scale.”

To find out more about Agxio’s vision, mission and products, visit https://www.agxio.com/

Further information about the Business Worldwide Magazine Awards can be found at: https://www.bwmonline.com/awards

About Business Worldwide Magazine

Business Worldwide Magazine is the leading source of business and dealmaker intelligence throughout the world. Our quarterly magazine and online news portal enables an established audience of corporate dealmakers to track the latest news, stories and developments affecting the international markets, corporate finance, business strategy and changes in legislation. This readership includes of CEO/CFO – Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies to name a few.


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Say Oui to Automation Acceleration!

LONDON and AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Building on a legacy of delivering enterprise-grade Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities, Blue Prism today announced v6.7 of its Digital Workforce along with industry first integrations and new features to its Digital Exchange (DX), an intelligent automation “app store” and online community. These new capabilities and features are designed to help users automate the most complex business processes, quickly and at scale, while maintaining the highest security standards.

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“With Blue Prism v6.7, we have the most unique product offering on the market, augmented by best of breed AI and cognitive partners through our DX community,” says Jason Kingdon, Executive Chairman of Blue Prism. “All of our hallmark attributes around security, scalability and ease of use are being enhanced, enabling broader access, so anyone can leverage and automate. We even have software robots that understand French.”

Vive Blue Prism v6.7
New capabilities include direct integration for DX users enabling easy access to a robust ecosystem of AI and cognitive capabilities that leverage Blue Prism automations. Thousands of downloadable automation “skills” are available to users, which can be imported into their Digital Workforce with just a few mouse clicks – with no-coding required.

Blue Prism also extended DX capabilities to offer users a controlled marketplace of AI skills and assets, through the Enterprise Digital Exchange (EDX). Banks, governments and healthcare organizations can easily share automation assets securely and privately with select users. The EDX allows teams of external and internal resources to curate, create, and share sensitive business processes and tasks while providing proper control and security. To learn more about the EDX and sign up for a free trial click here

“For organizations in the early stages of their journey, Blue Prism’s DX provides a collaborative platform for accelerating intelligent automation deployments,” says Darren Atkins, CTO of Artificial Intelligence and Automation, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). “Leveraging these capabilities, we’ve launched our new NHS Digital Exchange community enabling health professionals to share ideas, work on shared solutions and align development roadmaps. The NHS Digital Exchange, hosted by Blue Prism Cloud, acts as a foundation upon which the NHS can collectively build, freeing precious time for our hardworking staff to spend more time with the patients we serve.”

More Flexibility, Security & Analytics
With v6.7, Blue Prism continues to build out multi-language support making it easier to support global RPA deployments. Users will now be presented with French as an option in the “change language” menu when signing into Blue Prism. The selected language is reflected in the help system, which is now presented online in an HTML5 format by default. The help system has been redesigned with a more modern, easily accessible user interface that includes enhanced features and provides a better user experience.

Security has also been strengthened by making it easier for enterprise users to secure their environments, specifically their application server configuration files. From v6.7 onwards, customers will be able to encrypt config files with their own certificates versus using the native encryption methods provided. This feature gives users the ability to more frequently change the encryption of the application server config files, allowing Blue Prism to follow internal security policies more easily.

Analytics and reporting have been streamlined on v6.7 with more intuitive and interactive dashboards. Customers can now create line charts as well as bar, column, pie and gauge charts. This enhancement increases the functionality of the home page dashboard, provides a more modern look and feel to the product.

The sum of these capabilities puts Blue Prism at the forefront of intelligent automation innovations by helping customers drive a meaningful digital transformation. To find out more about what v6.7 can do, click here.

About Blue Prism
Blue Prism’s vision is to provide a Digital Workforce for Every Enterprise. The company’s purpose is to unleash the collaborative potential of humans, operating in harmony with a Digital Workforce, so every enterprise can exceed their business goals and drive meaningful growth, with unmatched speed and agility.

Fortune 500 and public-sector organizations, among customers across 70 commercial sectors, trust Blue Prism’s enterprise-grade connected-RPA platform, which has users in more than 170 countries. By strategically applying intelligent automation, these organizations are creating new opportunities and services, while unlocking massive efficiencies that return millions of hours of work back into their business.

Available on-premises, in the cloud, hybrid, or as an integrated SaaS solution, Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce automates ever more complex, end-to-end processes that drive a true digital transformation, collaboratively, at scale and across the entire enterprise.

Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more or follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn.

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Outlook into the Function Generators Market to 2024 – Growing Emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Various Sectors Presents Opportunities

DUBLIN, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Function Generators Market by Type, Output Frequency (Up-to 50 MHz, 50-100 MHz, Above 100 MHz), End-User (Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Automotive, Energy, Wireless Communication & Infrastructure), Region – Global Forecast to 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The global function generators market size is projected to reach USD 1.9 billion by 2024 from an estimated market size of USD 1.4 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period.

Rising adoption of aerospace, defence & government services and wireless communication which enabling to invest more in R&D across various end-use industries is helping the growth of the function generators industry.

The wireless communication and infrastructure segment is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.

The function generators market, by the end-user, is segmented into aerospace, defense & government services, automotive, energy, and wireless communication & infrastructure, among other end-users. Wireless communication & infrastructure segment of the function generators industry is growing rapidly because of the widespread usage of equipment, such as satellite communication phones, mobile phones, and broadband and Internet facilities. These equipment have critical electronic components such as mic, band-pass filters, and network scanners for effective operations. In regions such as North America, these factors collectively are likely to boost the demand for wireless communication & infrastructure segment in the function generators industry during the forecast period.

The Up to 50 MHz segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2024.

The function generators market, by output frequency, is segmented into up to 50 MHz, 50 MHz to 100 MHz and Above 100 MHz. Up to 50 MHz is expected to be the largest and fastest-growing segment of the market during the forecast period. It is used to test various types of products such as motors, air conditioners, fans, heater, and electric motor; solar PV, automated external defibrillator; and satellite in major end-user industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, wireless communication, and aerospace and defense & government services. Electrical products have currents up to 50 MHz in end-user industries, such as consumer electronics, which are much more in number when compared with those electrical products that use ranging from 50-100 MHz and above 100 MHz. Hence, with the growth in aerospace and defense & government services, there will be a rise in the demand for this segment.

North America is expected to lead in the global function generators.

North America is currently the fastest-growing function generators market, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. It is expected in North America that there will be maximum adoption and implementation of test and measurement equipment in wireless communication & infrastructure and aerospace and defense & government services end-users in North America. The primary growth driver for the market in this region is the growing number of 5G connections which would require wireless test equipment, test performance, and network management solutions.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Function Generators Market
4.2 Function Generators Market, By Region
4.3 North American Function Generators Market, By End-User & Country
4.4 Function Generators Market, By Type
4.5 Function Generators, By Output Frequency

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Growing Investments in Research & Development (R&D) By End-Use Industries Rising Dependence on Wireless Communication
5.2.2 Restraints High Cost of Function Generators Complex Operation
5.2.3 Opportunities Growing Emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Various Sectors
5.2.4 Challenges Availability of Alternative Electronic Equipment Rapidly Evolving Electronics Market

6 Function Generators Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.1.1 Analog
6.1.2 Low Cost and Simple Operation of Analog Function Generators are Expected to Drive Their Demand
6.2 Digital
6.2.1 Output Accuracy and Wide Frequency Output Range of Digital Function Generators are Expected to Propel the Market

7 Function Generators Market, By Output Frequency
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Up to 50 Mhz
7.2.1 Increasing Need to Test Radar Equipment and Growing Scientific Research are Driving the Demand for Up to 50 Mhz Function Generators
7.3 50-100 Mhz
7.3.1 Increasing Emphasis on Enhancing Wireless Operations in Consumer Electronics is A Major Driver for Function Generators
7.4 Above 100 Mhz
7.4.1 Increasing Investments for Enhancing Communication Systems in the Aerospace & Defense Sector and Improving Radio Frequency (Rf) Operations are Expected to Drive the Function Generators Market

8 Function Generators Market, By End-User
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
8.2.1 Rising Need for Testing the Wireless Communication Systems Used in the Aerospace Sector is Expected to Drive the Demand for Function Generators
8.3 Automotive
8.3.1 Increasing R&D in Sensor-Based Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles is Expected to Drive the Market for Function Generators
8.4 Energy
8.4.1 Need to Simulate Real-Time Operations is Expected to Drive the Demand for Function Generators
8.5 Wireless Communication and Infrastructure
8.5.1 Emphasis on Reliability and Flexibility of 5g Components is Driving the Demand for Function Generators
8.6 Others
8.6.1 Consumer Electronics & Appliances
8.6.2 Medical Equipment Manufacturing

9 Function Generators Market, By Region
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.3 US
9.3.1 Demand for Testing Automotive and Aerospace Communication System Sensors is Driving the Market
9.4 Canada
9.4.1 Testing of High-Speed Wireless Services and Automotive Technologies is Expected to Drive the Demand for Function Generators
9.5 Mexico
9.5.1 Increasing Investment By Automotive Players in New Mobility Technology Testing is Expected to Drive the Market for Function Generators
9.6 South America
9.7 Brazil
9.7.1 Need for Product Development in Aerospace and Automotive Sectors is Driving the Demand for Function Generators
9.8 Argentina
9.8.1 Increasing Investment in Wireless Communication Testing is Expected to Drive the Market
9.9 Chile
9.9.1 Increasing Focus on R&D for the Aerospace Industry is Expected to Drive the Market
9.10 Europe
9.11 Germany
9.11.1 Growth in Autonomous Vehicles is Expected to Drive the Function Generators Market
9.12 UK
9.12.1 Rising Investments in the Aerospace Sector are Expected to Drive the Market
9.13 France
9.13.1 Need for Testing Equipment’s During the Stage of R&D is Expected to Drive the Market
9.14 Italy
9.14.1 Continued Research and Development in Driver-Assisting Technologies is Expected to Drive the Market
9.15 Spain
9.15.1 Increasing Focus on R&D Investment for the Support of Electric and Autonomous Vehicle is Expected to Drive the Market
9.16 Russia
9.16.1 Supportive Government Policies for Increasing Domestic Production of Aerospace and Automobiles are Driving the Russian Function Generator Market 89
9.17 Rest of Europe
9.18 Asia Pacific
9.19 China
9.19.1 Increasing Need to Test 5g Infrastructure Development and Automotive Powertrain and Infotainment Technologies is Driving the Market
9.2 Australia
9.20.1 Planned 5g Rollout and Need to Test New Mobility Concepts are Driving the Demand of Function Generators
9.21 Japan
9.21.1 Need to Test Sensors for Autonomous Vehicle Development and 5g Components is Driving the Market
9.22 India
9.22.1 R&D Initiatives in Aerospace Component Development and Automotive Technologies are Driving the Demand for Function Generators
9.23 South Korea
9.23.1 Development and Adoption of Driver Assisting Techniques and 5g Technology are Driving the Market
9.24 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.25 Middle East & Africa
9.26 Middle East
9.26.1 Growing Focus on the Aerospace Sector Manufacturing is Expected to Drive the Demand for Function Generators
9.27 Africa
9.27.1 Increasing Demand for Function Generators in Aerospace Testing is Driving the Market

10 Competitive Landscape
10.1 Overview
10.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping (Overall Market)
10.2.1 Visionary Leaders
10.2.2 Innovators
10.2.3 Dynamic Differentiators
10.2.4 Emerging Players
10.3 Market Share, 2018
10.4 Competitive Scenario
10.4.1 New Product Launches
10.4.2 Partnerships & Collaborations

11 Company Profile
11.1 National Instruments
11.2 Good Will Instrument
11.3 Keysight Technologies
11.4 Kikusui Electronics
11.5 Teradyne
11.6 Tektronix
11.7 B&K Precision
11.8 Fluke Corporation
11.9 Teledyne Technologies
11.10 Rigol Technologies
11.11 Promax Electronica
11.12 Tabor Electronics
11.13 AEMC Instruments
11.14 Scientech Technologies
11.15 Shijiazhuang Suin Instruments
11.16 Berkeley Nucleonics
11.17 Kuman
11.18 Sigma Instruments
11.19 Saelig
11.20 Maxim Integrated
11.21 National Test Equipment

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DeepSig Raises $5M Series A Financing to Advance AI in 5G Radio Access Networks

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — DeepSig, a company developing AI to transform wireless for 5G, IoT, and security, raised $5M in its Series A Financing, adding to the $3.5M previously raised. Leawood Venture Capital led the Series A round with participation by Scout Ventures, Blu Venture Investors, and Lockheed Martin Ventures. The additional funding will accelerate DeepSig’s AI and machine learning (ML) software development and deployment to improve performance and security while reducing power consumption and cost in 5G and other wireless systems.

“We are excited to include DeepSig as a portfolio company in our Fund. Their proven leadership team, combined with their groundbreaking patented technology will have a significant impact across wireless access, 5G networks, and defense markets,” said Brendan Fallis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Leawood Venture Capital.

“The advanced technology developed by DeepSig can optimize communications within a wide spectrum environment,” said Chris Moran, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Ventures. “Applying deep learning and artificial intelligence to the application of real-time signal processing is an impressive capability. We are pleased to be a part of this endeavor and work to integrate the software into programs.”

DeepSig’s AI software replaces decades old wireless algorithms with machine learning in wireless communications and sensing systems. When applied to 5G, DeepSig’s OmniPHY™ software learns the local conditions of a radio base station to improve user data rates and dramatically reduce the amount of hardware and hence power, cutting both CAPEX and OPEX. DeepSig participates in the Telecom Infra Project and the O-RAN Alliance that are working to radically reduce the costs of 5G through virtualization onto commodity hardware.

“DeepSig has developed a truly disruptive technology harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize waveform identification and transmission bringing massive efficiencies to power consumption and signal fidelity”, said Brad Harrison, Managing Partner Scout Ventures.

In security and defense markets, DeepSig’s OmniSIG™ detects and classifies wireless signals 100s of times faster than convention techniques allowing detection of wireless cyber intrusions or threatening forces. OmniSIG has been deployed both at the network edge and in cloud infrastructure from Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services and can be trained to recognize new signals in a matter of hours versus weeks of engineering needed for current technology.

“DeepSig’s revolutionary approach using AI/ML/DL in next generation learning-driven radios is truly an enormous departure from the status quo in signal processing-based communications systems, representing a revolutionary approach to the physical layer technology used today which provides significant performance benefits”, said Pradeep Kaul, BVI principal Blu Venture Investors.

“As wireless companies and governments deploy 5G, DeepSig will continue to lead AI innovation in this sector. The performance advantages that AI & ML enable are enormous, and we are excited to be leading the field in realizing and bringing to market these unique software performance enhancements. We are very pleased to receive backing from industry veterans that share our vision” said Jim Shea, CEO of DeepSig.

About DeepSig:
Located in Arlington, Virginia, DeepSig develops deep learning software on Cloud, Edge, and embedded devices. Their OmniSIG™ product provides visibility into wireless spectrum activity 100s of times faster than current technology to find interference, wireless/cyber threats, and anomalies. OmniPHY™ replaces key conventional baseband signal processing technology with machine learning to dramatically improve system performance.



Duck Donuts to Open Over 100 Locations Using Mobile Technology

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — If you start strong, you stay strong, according to franchise experts. That is why Duck Donuts, one of the nation’s fastest-growing donut franchises known for serving “Warm, Delicious and Made to Order!” donuts, has increased their investment in FranchiseBlast technology, to include Store Openings, Business Planning and Performance tools.

Having just four stores as recently as 2012, Duck Donuts has experienced growth that many franchisors would dream of with more than 240 units sold by 2020.

“As we continue to rapidly grow, it is a priority for us to ensure we have the right processes and tools available to our franchisees,” explains Sophia Zulli, VP of Operations at Duck Donuts. “These tools will help the franchisees open strong, since solid performance on the opening is a fantastic predictor of healthy financial performance in the future.”

Duck Donuts is known for its delicious, made-to-order donuts which include traditional favorites such as chocolate, and more unique, such as those including bacon. Their donuts are on “best of” lists in many cities across the US.

“By expanding their toolkit beyond brand consistency, Duck Donuts is signalling to their franchisees that they are committed to improving unit-level economics.” explains Jason Kealey, President and Co-Founder of FranchiseBlast.

“Having timely access to franchisee performance benchmarks will help their coaches quickly propagate lessons learned from top performers to the rest of the system.”

FranchiseBlast is experimenting with Artificial Intelligence with some of its customers, providing actionable insights on what levers drive strong performance, for example.

“We’ve worked with FranchiseBlast since 2019 on our brand consistency and it has been a great partnership,” explains Zulli. “Now we are excited to bring it to the next level with Store Openings, Coaching and Performance Insights.”
Duck Donuts will upgrade the technology in early 2020.

About FranchiseBlast:
FranchiseBlast’s Scorecards, Business Planning and Franchisee Field Audit Apps empower franchisors to achieve brand consistency across locations. The apps can be used by the franchise business coaches during their field visits or directly by franchisees themselves via self-assessments. Their user-friendly apps are used by over 100 brands including Focus Brands, Liberty Tax Service and Pita Pit.

About Duck Donuts:
Duck Donuts was founded in 2006 by Russ DiGilio in Duck, North Carolina. His intention? To solve a family vacation problem: “Our family wanted a place to buy warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts, and when we couldn’t find one, we decided to start our own.”

By 2011, Duck Donuts had expanded to four Outer Banks locations and the donut business was so successful that DiGilio was continuously approached about franchise opportunities by fans who begged for a Duck Donuts in their community. The first franchise opened in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2013, and there are now 89 open franchise locations and more than 145 additional contracts in 26 states and four countries.

For more information, contact Stefania Forbes at ssigurdsonforbes@franchiseblast.com OR 877-567-5282 x709.


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