When we think about bringing manufacturing back to the USA, we may need to think about that in the context of robotics for manufacturing. As we discussed before, Asian countries like Japan are dominating the industrial robotics space ...
Rising startup Sequr, a cloud-based access control platform, announced a newly closed $1.75 million round today. The Techstars Atlanta graduates closed their second seed round last week led by Knoll Ventures, Tech Square Ventures, and Ellis Capital. Their first seed round came from David Cummings earlier last year.
“We are incredibly excited with the way the round came together,” says CEO Andrew Eddy. “From day one, we wanted to bring in investors that were not only going to write a check but who could also provide strategic value.”
Sequr will leverage the new funds to expand the team, from sales and operations to marketing and engineering, and accelerate their growth. They will be hiring at least six employees over the next three months to expand to more market segments and increase customer acquisition.
This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Today's contribution is from Brad Brooks, the co-founder and CEO of TigerText, which provides clinical communication solutions for the healthcare industry, and also co-founder of anonymous social media app Whisper. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Smartvue Corporation (www.smartvue.com), a leader in video services for IoT announced today that CRN has named them to its 2016 Internet of Things 50 list, which recognizes organizations whose technologies are helping connect objects, computing devices, infrastructure, data storage and data analytics to transform and improve the way we work and live. Smartvue won in the "20 Coolest IoT Software and Services Vendor" category, along with other industry luminaries such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and PTC.
"Our mission is to make the world a safer place with amazing network video technologies," said Martin Renkis, Founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation. "It is a privilege to be honored by CRN and take our place along side other leaders in the fast-growing IoT industry."
Brightwell Payments, an international payments platform provider with a market-leading presence in the maritime sector, today announced the appointment of Mark Robertshaw as Senior Vice President Sales and Commercial. An experienced sales and commercial leader in the maritime and offshore sectors, Robertshaw will assume responsibility for the growth of Brightwell’s business in these sectors, while taking a leadership role in the development of new market opportunities.
ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthio, a Data as a Service platform, formerly known as Social123, announced today the completion of its integration into HubSpot, a widely popular inbound marketing and sales application. The announcement comes at the commencement of HubSpot's annual user conference, INBOUND, where Synthio will be a Memorable Sponsor. The event, which expects more than 14,000 attendees from all over the world, will take place from November 8th through November 11th at the Boston Convention & Exhibit Center.
Social123, a Georgia-based software provider, has announced that it will be releasing a new solution for data management – SynthCenter, under the new company name, Synthio.
Aaron Biddar, Chief Executive Officer at Synthio, stated in a release, “Our goal is to put the new SynthCenter platform squarely in the middle of a modern marketer’s stack. The new SynthCenter platform is designed to address and ease many of these pain points, and comprehensively make contact data more accurate, more standardized, and more ingestible directly into major Marketing Automation Platforms and CRM systems. With SynthCenter, users now have actionable intelligence, not just spreadsheets of contact data.”
Whether through virtual payment technologies or faster payment initiatives, the B2B payments ecosystem has explored ways to accelerate the time it takes a buyer to pay its supplier. It’s one of the most common conundrums in this space and has yet to be solved — despite a plethora of options.
Some argue electronic payments, like credit cards, are the answer. Others say late B2B payments are a reality, and instead, suppliers should access external financing to manage cash flow while they wait to get paid.
NOWaccount CEO Lara Hodgson has a different approach. She told PYMNTS why financing the buyer, not the supplier, can not only solve the issue of late payments but make accounts receivable disappear.
ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) announced that NOWaccount® has been selected as one of the top 10 new QuickBooks Online apps globally in 2016. The NOWaccount App, available in the Accounts Receivable and Payment Processing categories, as well as the Trending section of the Intuit QuickBooks App Store, will go on to compete in the final phase of the $100,000 Small Business App Showdown at the 2016 QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, CA, on October 24. To determine the finalists, Intuit evaluated 74 new apps from around the world on several criteria, including potential impact for small businesses, innovation, and quality of integration.
One of the biggest nightmares a business struggles with is accounts receivable. It’s not so much an issue in the world of consumer goods where the payment changes hands with the goods. But for B2B companies, AR is a blessing and a curse.
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More and more companies in the textiles, clothing and footwear business are turning to advanced manufacturing technologies – robotic sewing machines and connected systems – to reduce the number of humans in their factories, along with the financial and social costs of employing them.
One of the largest apparel manufacturers in India, Raymond, which employs 30,000 human workers, says it plans to replace 10,000 of them with robots over the next three years.
Mana Health, a technology provider for healthcare data access solutions has announced the availability of ManaCreate, a technology and support solution designed to enable faster and more cost effective commercialization of healthcare innovation. Targeted to innovation and IT groups within health systems and hospitals, ManaCreate supports the process for testing and integration of new applications to support a more agile innovation process.
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the CTIA conference, Smartvue Corporation, the world's largest privately held Internet of Things video services company, today announced it won the IoT Emerging Company of the Year Award for the Consumer Market.
The official event was judged by over 40 analysts from firms such as Gartner, IHS, Frost & Sullivan, and Yankee Group, as well as journalists and editors from Forbes, Chicago Tribune, TMC, ComputerWorld,Consumer Reports, and Network World. Judges were tasked to select the most innovative solutions in IoT and other industries.
"We are extremely excited to recognize those companies who excel among their peers and truly showcase the best in mobile and IoT," states Stephanie Atkinson, CEO & founder of Compass Intelligence.
Carnival Cruise Line selects Brightwell Payments to implement Brightwell Navigator, a payments platform that delivers access to money transfer services and the OceanPay® Visa® Prepaid Card, for its electronic distribution of payroll.
The First Industrial Revolution sparked upheaval in all sorts of industries, of course, but few experienced greater change during those smoke-filled decades than textile manufacturing. The spinning frame, the spinning mill, the Spinning Mule, the spinning jenny and numerous other then-novel contraptions changed the way our predecessors worked. They remain recognized, if not all that relevant, centuries later.
Which is why, during this Fourth Industrial Revolution, the work that SoftWear Automation and CEO K.P. Reddy are doing — automating the sewing process — feels so appropriate.
“If you look at CNC machines and other devices, they’re cutting or at least working with some rigid material,” said Reddy, an entrepreneur by choice and an engineer by trade. “The challenge with clothing is that it moves. It flexes, it stretches, it’s hard to rigidize.”
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TigerText, the leading provider of secure messaging for the healthcare industry, is working with Honeywell to customize the TigerText app to take full advantage of the features of Honeywell’s new Dolphin™ CT50h smartphone. The customized app includes a secure, encrypted bot technology designed to enable care providers to scan a patient’s barcode and retrieve critical, up-to-date information about the patient’s medications, care team and recent procedures directly from their electronic medical record (EMR).
“We’re excited to work with Honeywell to bring the rapidly expanding number of connected clinicians an innovative bot-driven solution for quickly accessing EMR data from a patient’s bedside,” said Brad Brooks, TigerText co-founder and CEO. “With rising healthcare costs it is essential that providers find ways to lower overhead and drive efficiencies. Messenger bots offer an exciting new avenue for automating tasks, accessing organizational data in real time, increasing patient satisfaction, and improving the bottom line.”
Leading IoT device manufacturer selects IoT video infrastructure services from Smartvue to create new value for millions of subscribers in Taiwan.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Smartvue Corporation today announced that it was selected by Metalligence to provide video surveillance services to its subscribers as part of a portfolio of home automation and security offerings. Smartvue customers, which include leading cable and telco companies, upload more than 40 million minutes of video surveillance daily from tens of thousands of devices connected to the IoT video platform.
"Smartvue is privileged to partner with Metalligence, an international leader in home automation," said Martin Renkis, Founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation. "Our innovative cloud video platform supported by embedded IoT firmware and distributed services helps organizations worldwide create new value for their customers with video surveillance."
LONDON, United Kingdom — In the 1990s, fashion’s relationship with robots was the stuff of fantasy. On the runway of Alexander McQueen’s imaginative Spring/Summer 1999 show, two robotic arms spray-painted a white dress worn by Shalom Harlow. Today, the industry’s relationship with automation is much more practical.
In the distribution centres of e-commerce giants like the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group and Amazon (which, in 2012, paid $775 million to acquire Kiva Systems, a manufacturer of robotic fulfilment systems used by Gap, Gilt Groupe and Saks 5th Avenue) software-controlled robots routinely navigate giant warehouses, picking and transporting inventory faster and more accurately than humans, enabling services like same-day delivery.
TigerText, maker of TigerConnect, a secure communications platform, today announced the availability of HealthBot, an encrypted, custom-branded, HIPAA-compliant messaging chat bot app that can be embedded into a web page or mobile application to help automate a range of tasks, driving organizational efficiencies and lowering overall costs.
How It Works
Through a simple chat window, patients can interact with HealthBot to schedule appointments, inquire about a drug’s side effects, or receive reminders to take their medication. In addition to preventing customer care and service representatives from having to waste time manually collecting information that could be gathered automatically, it also allows patients to get answers to pressing questions without being put on hold or having to wait for a call back. The solution is ideal for healthcare organizations, insurance providers, and large pharmacy chains.
MARIETTA, GA (PRWEB) APRIL 29, 2016
Amendia, Inc., a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures, today announced the completion of a significant transaction and partnership that positions Amendia for accelerated growth and an enhanced value proposition for current and future customers and partners. Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”), a leading private equity firm specializing in middle market investing, has acquired majority ownership of the Company and intends to support Amendia’s growth initiatives from its $1.6 billion private equity fund, Kohlberg Investors VII.