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Wireless Handheld Scanner Makes Scanning Items into GiftLogic a Snap

Englewood, FL (PRWEB) December 29, 2013

Retailers using GiftLogic Point of Sale software now have another way to input items into inventory or gift registries: The CipherLab 8000-c handheld wireless scanner.

According to a spokesperson from GiftLogic, "This wireless handheld scanner allows users to easily add items to the software. Whether they're receiving a shipment, conducting a physical inventory, working the cash register, or helping customers set up a gift registry, this handheld scanner makes item entry a simple matter of pointing the scanner and pushing a button."

"The CipherLab 8000-c wireless scanner arrives preprogrammed for use with GiftLogic," the spokesperson explained. "And GiftLogic is already set up to work with it. Our customers do not need to buy additional software in order to use this scanner to scan items into inventory."

The wireless scanner runs on two AAA batteries and retains data for 30 days. The scanner also comes with a USB cradle; making data uploads a simple process. "Most users initiate a process such as inventory or gift registry, scan the items, and then immediately upload the data to GiftLogic," said the spokesperson. "However, if they want to wait a few days before doing so, they can."

According to the spokesperson, the handheld scanner is a mini computer. It comes with two megabytes of on-board flash memory, an easy-to-read LCD display, and a user-friendly interface. "Retailers can feel confident handing the wireless scanner off to customers and setting them loose in the store to create a gift registry," said the spokesperson. "It's that easy to use."

The scanner is also rugged and designed to survive a four-foot drop. "With inventory season around the corner, retailers will be busy," the spokesperson said. "This scanner offers the portability, ease-of-use, and peace of mind retailers need this time of year."

About GiftLogic

GiftLogic Point of Sale software is designed for merchants operating small brick and mortar stores. It is a robust cash register and point of sale management system with many of the same features more commonly found in chains and big box stores. Optional features such as gift registries, layaway, QuickBooks integration, and gift certificates are available. This allows merchants to start with the essential features and build a complete POS system that best meets their needs as their needs and goals change.


InterAct Helps Perry County Sheriffs Office Transform Community into a SafeTown

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) November 26, 2013

With SafeTown Household Profiles, residents can complete a survey of their residence that could help guide first responders in the event of an emergency. The secure profile will let public safety crews know basic information, such as the number of people living in the home, presence of pets, people with special needs, and other critical information that will help crews respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

SafeTown Community Alerts allows authorities to publish alerts such as traffic incidents, HAZMAT warnings or public ‘be on the lookout’ (BOLO) notices where citizens can view information in real time on the SafeTown map. Additionally, SafeTown’s applications are fully integrated with InterAct’s suite of public safety applications, so information is always accurate and up to date for first responders in the field.

“The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is always looking for new ways to serve our citizens,” said Sheriff Smith. “By launching SafeTown, we’re opening up new ways to communicate with our citizens that allows them to be proactively involved in their safety.”

“InterAct is delighted to support Perry County Sheriff’s mission by implementing new technologies to improve the quality of emergency services they provide their community,” said Jim Wilson, GM/VP of “Citizens now have access to a simple and powerful set of cloud applications which are as easy for the public to utilize as Google, Facebook and Twitter.”

About SafeTown™

SafeTown delivers services to the community via a community web portal and a family

of smart phone apps. With SafeTown, citizens can create household profiles for first

responders to use. Agencies can post alerts to all SafeTown subscribers in the community and citizens can report non-emergency problems or suspicious activity.

Additionally, real time events and crime history can be viewed on a map, and authorities can publish information to the community about inmates in local correctional facilities. To learn more about SafeTown, please visit

About InterAct™

InterAct creates public safety software products that support dispatchers, incident responders (law, fire, EMS) and correctional officers worldwide. We bring the benefits of cloud computing to public safety. Our cloud applications connect public safety practitioners to each other and the information they need anywhere, anytime. Our cloud options are more reliable, less costly, easier to use, and more secure. We believe the benefits of cloud computing are so great that its adoption has become a key success factor in achieving the mission that we share with our customers: the safety and well-being of citizens and their communities. To learn more about InterAct’s solutions, please visit us at:

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Spectrographic Launch Mitutoyo Automatic Micro Hardness Tester Into the UK Market

(PRWEB UK) 12 November 2013

Speaking at the launch Paul Chippendale, Managing Director at Spectrographic said, “Mitutoyo’s latest hardness tester is a novel piece of equipment that has never been seen in the UK before. Today’s launch has generated a huge amount of interest. It’s a very modern machine which will save users substantial amounts of time and money.”

Professionals from the aerospace, automotive and nuclear fuel industries, as well material science specialists, were at the demonstration to see the new automatic micro hardness tester in practice. Delegates were shown how to set up a programme and were taken through the machine’s range of functions for Vickers and Knoop indentation methods.

Bob Fletcher, Section Leader and Materials Specialist from BAE Systems in Preston said, “The automatic micro hardness tester is professionally presented, has great capacity and an excellent reporting system. We are very impressed.”

Developed and built in Japan, the micro hardness tester is the latest model from Mitutoyo’s HM-200 Series. It is equipped with an exceptional optical system, which has an extended magnification range specifically designed for test pattern set-up using image montage. The new software interface, AVPAK-20, offers increased productivity and greater accuracy.

Commenting on the software, Stephen Thompson, Senior Quality Engineer at Koyo Bearings (Europe) Limited said, “The wizard feature is a very useful tool, which will enable operators to set up programmes quickly and effectively.”

Setting the scene for the day, Dr Phil Harrison, a Chartered Engineer and specialist in metals and ceramics, opened the seminar with a presentation on the ‘Uncertainty of Measurement’. He explained that although errors in measurement were unavoidable, there were methods that material scientists could implement, which would help them to record more precise and accurate data. Such methods include increased automation, quality instruments, better design, education and training.

To register interest in future seminarsm please visit or contact Spectrographic on 01274 966 173 or email info(at)metallography(dot)co(dot)uk.

About Spectrographic Limited

Spectrographic Limited is a family-run business providing a comprehensive range of new and refurbished metallographic products, equipment and consumables for material science analysis and quality inspection procedures. The company also offers specialist advice in material sample preparation, computer based image analysis and microscopic inspection.

Founded in 1999, Spectrographic was set up and continues to be run by Managing Director, Paul Chippendale, who is a skilled metallographer with over 20 years’ experience. The company is based in Baildon, West Yorkshire, with demonstration laboratories in Bradford, Halifax and Sheffield. Spectrographic has recently embarked on a new partnership with The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to set up a facility to support material science in advanced engineering.

Spectrographic's customers are expert metallurgists working in the automotive, oil and gas and aerospace industries, and for higher and further education establishments in the UK and Internationally. Clients include Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Siemens, Tata Steel, The University of Oxford, The University of Manchester, The University of Sheffield, DEKRA Industrial, Massey University (New Zealand) and The University of the South Pacific (Fiji).

About Mitutoyo

Founded in Tokyo in 1934, Mitutoyo is the world's leading manufacturer of precision measuring equipment. The company operates from more than 100 countries across the globe. This extensive worldwide infrastructure enables Mitutoyo to provide their customers, wherever they are, with access to local support, world-wide technical advice and logistical backup to keep their vital measuring equipment in effective and profitable operation.

The company offers a huge range of products from micrometers, calipers and dial gauges to hardness testers, vision measuring systems and 3D coordinate measuring machines. Mitutoyo also provides comprehensive product support and specialist services such as calibration, sub-contract measurement and gauging technology.

Machine-specific training is available for customers as well as general metrology (the scientific study of units of measurement) training courses for companies wishing to upgrade staff skill levels.


Paul Chippendale, MD, Spectrographic

Tel: 01274 966173 Email: paul(at)metallography(dot)co(dot)uk

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simpleshow Expands Into The International E-Education Scene

Bertrange, Luxembourg (PRWEB) October 18, 2013

simpleshow, the Berlin startup and market leader with thousands of explainer videos, has taken its business to the next level. With the goal to become a global EduTech company, the founders and creators of simpleshow have attracted a team of investors to foster the rapid internationalization of its successful interactive explainer video format and new product developments. The Japanese former highflying CEO of Livedoor, Takafumi Horie has joined as an advisor, and Japanese investors located in Singapore have invested in this trendsetting project at a US$ 75 million evaluation.

Chairman of the Board, Danish serial entrepreneur Morten Sondergaard, describes the new set up as an “ambitious step forward evidencing the belief in the enormous growth potentials of simpleshow”.

With offices in Berlin, London and Singapore, the roll-out strategy is already agreed: First of all, simpleshow’s successful explainer videos will be actively distributed in international focus markets, primarily the US and Japan. This will be immediately followed by the enhancement of the product portfolio with interactive and integrated education, explanation and learning solutions.

The investments, combined with the expertise of the founders and makers of simpleshow’s success story over the past five years, pave the way for The Simpleshow Company to becoming a heavyweight, innovative EduTech company.


simpleshow was founded in 2008 and has since become the market leader for explainer videos. Now headquartered in Luxembourg, the company has international offices in Berlin, Stuttgart, London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong to serve customers from more than 20 countries, speaking more than 50 languages. simpleshow reduces the complexity of topics by developing innovative and creative solutions for communication and education challenges and is on its way to becoming a global EduTech company.


NCWIT AspireIT Program Brings Girls into Tech during Critical Middle School Years

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 07, 2013

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has launched a new pilot program, NCWIT AspireIT, that addresses the lack of women in technology by actively engaging middle school girls with computing. NCWIT AspireIT pairs female high school and college computing students with local colleges and K-12 education non-profits to create and run technology outreach programs for middle school girls. NCWIT AspireIT is supported by Intel, Northrop Grumman, and Google.

In its 2013-2014 pilot year, NCWIT AspireIT will grant more than $ 100,000 to 24 programs -- including summer camps, after-school programs, clubs, and weekend workshops -- providing more than 25,000 instruction hours to more than 800 girls in 15 states. At full scale, NCWIT AspireIT is on-track to serve more than 8,000 middle school girls per year, providing high-quality, inspiring, computing education and outreach with long-term impact.

"The participation of women in tech is so dismal and the situation so dire that we need a big, bold approach that can scale to the tens of thousands, quickly, said Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT Director of Strategic Initiatives. NCWIT AspireIT has the potential to effectively double the number of girls taking high school technology courses in just a few years.

NCWIT AspireIT capitalizes on a "near-peer" approach, giving middle school girls a hands-on, inspiring introduction to technology from young women just a few years ahead of them in the pipeline. AspireIT participants also join the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Talent Development Initiative, which supports young women through each of the critical transitions along the pathway to a career in technology: from middle to high school, high school to college, college to internships or graduate school, and into the technology workforce.


The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 450 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase womens participation in computing and technology. NCWIT helps organizations more effectively recruit, retain, and advance girls and women in K-12 through college education, and from academic to corporate and startup careers. Find out more at


InfiniteSkills “Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video” Gives an Insight Into Professional Digital Imagery

(PRWEB) May 25, 2013

Software training firm InfiniteSkills Inc. last week introduced its "Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorial," a course designed to teach fundamental photo editing skills using Adobe's flagship application.

The latest release of Adobe Photoshop includes important new features such as shake reduction, smart sharpen, conditional actions, and several other important improvements.

InfiniteSkills' Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video covers all these new features as it provides a comprehensive introduction to many key elements of using Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorial Video

Course author Andy Anderson is a career photographer, professor, and designer, with decades of commercial and artistic publications to his credit. He has authored 17 best-selling books on graphics and design. Focusing on the Adobe Creative Suite line, Anderson works and trains others in using Photoshop, Premiere, Elements, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver.

Benefitting from the insight and perspective developed over the course of an award winning career, Anderson begins by explaining fundamentals like setting up custom Photoshop preferences and navigating the workspace efficiently. Complex topics such as color correction, exposure, Photoshop layers, image navigation, and more, become clear and simplified in Anderson's fluid but targeted teaching style.

In addition to the basic workflow navigation and editing effects, Anderson explains advanced techniques, tapping into Photoshops power with features such as working with the Camera Raw plugin, using filters and blending, how to perform advanced selections and save time with Actions, working with custom brushes, and much more.

"This program is a never ending story," Anderson says. "A course explaining everything you could ever want to know about Adobe Photoshop wouldn't exist because it would be infinite. This is a fundamentals course. And I promise you that by the end of this class you will have your feet on the ground solidly in Photoshop and be off and running."

Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Learning Adobe Photoshop CC page of the InfiniteSkills website:

InfiniteSkills offers its Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $ 99.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all InfiniteSkills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, InfiniteSkills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.

About InfiniteSkills Inc.

A leader in the field of software training, InfiniteSkills strives to offer the highest quality training available at an affordable cost. InfiniteSkills tutorials are task-oriented instructional videos, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples, guiding users as they carry out critical objectives. InfiniteSkills offers a comprehensive range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and iPad editions, keeping with company aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.


IPEVO’s Wishpool Celebrates Six Months and 1,150 Wishes Come True; Ed Tech Initiative Puts Technology into More Teachers’ Hands

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

It started with the notion that today's teachers deserve to be empowered with technology which can help them do what they do best: teach. After six months, the Wishpool program has provided over 1,150 teachers in multiple countries with complimentary IPEVO ed tech products. And the program shows no signs of stopping as it continues to provide teachers and their students with a richer and more rewarding educational experience.

IPEVO is a designer and manufacturer of technology products with a specific emphasis on education. They have enjoyed unprecedented success with their iconic line of affordable document cameras, such as the Point 2 View and Ziggi-HD, and other products. According to IPEVO's CEO Royce Hong, the company's Wishpool program which officially launched in January 2013 was a way to give back to the educational community which had embraced the company and its vision of low-cost, high-value tech.

"Quite simply, Wishpool came about because we believe every teacher should have access to affordable technology which can make their jobs easier and more productive," explained Mr. Hong. "We asked educators to share their stories about how technology could assist them in their classrooms. The flood of emails we received from passionate, hard-working teachers all across the United States and around the world really showed us that the right technology can make a huge difference in the lives of teachers and their students."

To date, IPEVO's Wishpool has received over 1,900 tech "wishes" and has been able to fulfill over 1,150 of them. Selected teachers have resided in six countries Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Spain and the United States and 42 U.S. states. Here is a small sampling of teachers who have put Wishpool products to use in class:

Holly Berriman at Endy Elementary School in Albemarle, North Carolina, uses a PadPillow Pillow Stand to support assistive technology for her students in wheelchairs.

Students in Angie Godbout's South Elementary School class in Mooresville, North Carolina, use the WS-01 Wireless Station to stream math word problems which are then solved on iPads.

Wendy Comstock's second grade class at Stone Creek School in Roscoe, Illinois, used the Ziggi-HD USB Document Camera to project a baby chick hatching from a shell during an egg incubation project.

Art teacher Jennifer Impey recently demonstrated Vincent Van Gogh's unique painting technique for students using iPad and the Point 2 View USB Document Camera at Edward-Knox Central School in Russell, New York.

Music teacher Norbert Stachel at the Iconic Music Academy in New York, New York, makes use of the X1-N6 Internet Conference Station to conduct teaching sessions with teachers from around the world.

IPEVO's Wishpool program features ongoing open enrollment for teachers who can share their technology wishes and stories at no charge. Selected teachers receive complimentary IPEVO technology. Wishpool may be found on the web at


IPEVO designs and sells innovative products to enrich today's connected lifestyle. We recognize the immense potential of new technologies to help people create, teach, learn, and inspire. From classroom to living room to conference room, IPEVO is dedicated to making technology more available, accessible, and affordable for all.

For more information, visit

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30Aug/130 Launch Their Web Design Agency Into The World Of Luxury

London (PRWEB UK) 17 May 2013 have announced today that they have launched their new website moving them into the the luxury web design space.

The announcement comes about after the company founder Ben Hulme said: "We have been overwhelmed with the number of enquiries we have had into web design since launching our popular luxury digital magazine So we figured, we would focus on the luxury space for digital design to meet our clients demands. We are really proud of what we have been able to achieve and look forward to working with more exclusive clients in this space."

The new design oozes luxury and after a complete company 're-think' they are really proud of what they have created. was founded in 2006 by Ben Hulme after he graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in Industrial Design And Technology. Since then, the company has been working on web design, SEO, graphic design and video work.

"We have decided to focus our company on design only, with web design and digital graphic design being the core of our business. We have partners worldwide who can assist with internet marketing and the other elements to online business, but we have found our niche market in the luxury sector as that is what our client base has dictated," says Mr.Hulme.

We look forward to seeing the company thrive in this space.

To find out more one can visit the HulmeAndHulme website:


Shopcade Debuts a Widget to Turn Any Site Into Social Shopping Storefronts

(PRWEB) June 20, 2013

Shopcade, a fast growing social shopping app for top trends and deals, just launched a contextual widget this week for publishers and bloggers to further monetize their sites.

Once embedded, the widget automatically detects the pages contents and displays a carousel of relevant products, sourced from over 10,000 of its partner brands. The external widget is ideal for bloggers and editorial sites to bring products directly to their readers and generate extra revenue when purchases are made.

A webpage discussing the latest denim trend will, for example, feature a carousel of relevant denim products from Shopcades most trending brands, with high quality product images linking directly to a retailer site for purchase.

Shopcade is set apart from other similar services like Mulu or Skimlinks by its social component. The widget self-updates to feature socially hot products and deals. This means even a three month old article will still feature todays hottest items good news for generation Y shoppers who are trend and deal conscious.

Publishers and bloggers can now monetize very easily by making their content shoppable. Its a great user experience because it allows a captivated audience to read a page, then immediately go on to shop related products earning commission for the blog or site when these products are purchased, Shopcades CEO, Nathalie Gaveau, said. Its much easier to implement, and less intrusive for a sites readers because its not distracting or irrelevant like banner ads can be.

Available on web and mobile, Shopcade is a social shopping app dedicated to making online shopping more connected, more interactive, and more cost effective for users. Launched in November 2011, Shopcade recommends to shoppers in real-time over 100 million products from more than 100,000 brands specializing in fashion, beauty, home and tech.


Peter Relan Scales Up His Incubator Approach With 9+, Inviting Entrepreneurs in All Fields Into Nine-Month Program With All-Star Company Building Team

Menlo Park, California (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

Today, Peter Relan, the Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and mentor behind companies like OpenFeint, Crowdstar, and Agawi, announces his new start-up studio called 9+. This scaled-up version of his six-year-old approach to turning budding founders into successful company CEOs, provides deep mentorship and company building help for ambitious entrepreneurs. 9+ is a nine-month program that focuses on two additional three-month phases beyond the first three-month phase of creating an MVP (minimum viable product), giving entrepreneurs a longer, more realistic timeframe to build meaningful companies.

During the course of the program, Relan and the all-star team of company builders, put together over the last two years, will guide entrepreneurs through his personally designed three-phase approach: first, building a minimum viable product, then discovering and tuning for a product-market fit, and a third company-building phase for growing traction with users, with potential hires, and with top tier investors. Relans goal is not based on finding developers and hackers to build features, but to help create founder-CEOs who build meaningful companies.

Applications to 9+ from individuals or teams with product chops, which include a video submission, are now officially open until August 31st, 2013. The 9+ team will also offer confidential feedback to the first 100 applicants, regardless of whether the candidate is selected or not.

To apply, please visit:

9+ will choose up to 12 companies per class, twice a year, focusing on all direct-to-consumer and viral B2B products and services in mobile computing, tablet computing, big data, infrastructure platforms, and wearable computing. The companies selected will receive $ 30,000 in cash for equity and another $ 80,000 as a convertible note with a $ 5 million valuation cap, and will get nine months of guidance that go far beyond office hours and the typical three months offered by other incubators.

At 9+, entrepreneurs can expect a comprehensive platform to help them become a founder-CEO with a meaningful company:

-Kick-off boot camp

-On-demand office hours with Relan and his team throughout the nine month program

-Monthly seminar series with topics relevant to each of the three phases of the program

-All-star company building team available to advise & help across all non-tech functions including business development, sales, marketing, venture financing, recruiting, and finance/HR

-Opportunity to pivot half way through the program if product-market fit is missing for the first MVP

-Three-month overlap across classes for graduating entrepreneurs to share experiences with the incoming class (The 2014 class will start in April 2014)

-Choice of two 9+ campuses with office space and recreation facilities (both walking distance to restaurants, cafes, and Caltrain) in Menlo Park or Burlingame, California

-Community involvement at Hacker Dojo and Tech Museum of Innovation

The success we have seen in the last six years of running the YouWeb incubator, working with amazing entrepreneurs, and raising $ 60 million in financings with over $ 100 million in exits, will now be applied at manageable scale at 9+, said Peter Relan, founder and chief mentor of 9+. Over the last seven years, Y-Combinator has done a fantastic job of encouraging and evangelizing start-up creation, as well as demo days and financing -- but, for many entrepreneurs, a three month program and being one of 50 to 100 companies, is simply not enough time to fully develop into a founder-CEO leading a meaningful company. With 9+, exceptional entrepreneurs will get the support they need to realize sustainable success. I will focus all my time on mentorship, and our company builders will be putting all of their energy into working with great entrepreneurs and helping them succeed.

The all-star team of mentors and company builders, who will be available to entrepreneurs in the program far beyond weekly office hours, include former chairman of Vertica, and ex-KPCB CEO in residence, Jerry Held as Mentor; and the following Company Builders: director at Amazon, former Yahoo! exec, and Kosmix VP of Business Development Michelle Sangster; former Openfeint/GREE SVP of Marketing and Developer Relations Eros Resmini; former Partner at Vantage Point and angel investor Jim Mills; and Les Wright, former CFO with Business Signatures, InfoSeek, ASK Computer, and Fractal Design. The team has over 100 years of entrepreneurial and company-building experience in Silicon Valley and over 100 investments, exits and IPOs.

Peters approach to building companies is unique in that he plays a crucial role in developing every facet of company growth -- from concept to marketing. He even reviews APIs. Raw experience and a deep level of engagement is the reason we were able to grow OpenFeint into the fastest growing social gaming network, said founder-CEO of OpenFeint, Jason Citron, whose company came out of Relans successful six year old incubator, YouWeb, and sold to GREE for $ 104 million in 2011.

Peter Relan has a proven track record of leading ambitious entrepreneurs to success. With only 12 EIRs incubated at YouWeb, seven entrepreneurs have seen professional and monetary success, including OpenFeints Jason Citron and Danielle Cassley (sold to GREE for $ 104M), Crowdstars Suren Markosian and Jeff Tseng (built a leading mobile game development company and raised over $ 43 million in primary and secondary funding), Spaceport.ios Ben Savage and team (acqui-hired by Facebook) and Agawis Rajat Gupta and Rohan Relan, who have already achieved over $ 14M in revenues in two short years.

To learn more and apply to 9+, please visit

About 9+

9+ is an accelerator founded by serial entrepreneur and company builder Peter Relan and his team of Mentors and Company Builders, including Jerry Held, Michelle Sangster, Eros Resmini, Jim Mills, and Les Wright. 9+ gives nine months of deep mentorship across all facets of business to help entrepreneurs become founder-ceos with viable companies which have a stronger foundation and higher chance of success.

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