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17Mar/140

Daffodil Software Open Sources One$DB, Edition of Daffodil DB at SourceForge.net

Gurgaon, India (PRWEB) January 20, 2005

Daffodil Software, a leading database technology company, today announced the Open Source release of One$ DB at SourceForge.net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/daffodildb) The move to Open Source One$ DB, is driven by the fact that Open Source products are more acceptable and flexible, as they can be understood better in terms of strengths and limitations and can be customized to suit specific requirements without any fear of vendor locking. We also feel that Open Source products become more mature due to the continuous involvement of a diverse community.

One$ DB (http://www.daffodildb.com/one-dollar-db.html), which was initially launched as a free database, is an effort to drive open source innovation around Java-based applications, which will in turn create new business opportunities in various areas such as embedded database applications, Java applications and web-based applications.

One$ DB is a version of Daffodil DB, a J2EE-certified, JDBC 3.0 and SQL-99 compliant Java database. It is available in both Network and Embedded editions and has been designed to handle complex computing environments that demand a robust, scalable and feature-rich RDBMS that can operate across platforms. Against convention, One$ DB does not put any restriction with regards to number of connections, CPU usage and total data storage.

One$ DB, being an offshoot of Daffodil DB, enjoys a high level of maturity and stability, two aspects that new open source products lack. Daffodil DB (with over 10,000 installations) has come of age and is ready for enterprise and mission-critical applications. Recently, Daffodil DB achieved compatibility with Compiere, a leading Open Source ERP+CRM package, which is highly demanding in terms of database requirements. This fact highlights for the first time, the ability of a Java database to compete with the best that the enterprise database market has to offer.

One$ DB's commitment to industry standards, coupled with the availability of unique features like PSM support, ready-to-use Network edition, MVCC, Advanced Security features and an integrated Import/Export tool is a big distinction from other players in the open arena. Apart from these enterprise-level features, community developers will have the added benefit of a Software Design Document, by which they can better understand the design and architecture of One$ DB. By ‘opening’ such a feature-rich database, Daffodil hopes to work closely with the Java and database community in strengthening the product further. Unlike other players in the Open Source database market, One$ DB is a zero cost software made available under an LGPL license, wherein the commercial deployment is also free. Apart from the free support through forums and live chat, Daffodil also offers optional & affordable commercial support for the product under its One$ Support program.

Expressing his viewpoint regarding the entry of big players and the subsequent competition in the Java database market, Yogesh Agarwal (CEO, Daffodil Software) commented: “With One$ DB going Open Source, we hope to add fuel to the already hot Java database market. One$ DB offers the community an embeddable database with an impressive set of capabilities and functions. Our attempt is to associate two growing movements; Java and Open Source, to the benefit of both the communities." Looking for a long-standing association with the community, he added, “Our mission is to look beyond opening the code; to work with the community in developing One$ DB as the most outstanding open source database.”

"Open Sourcing of One$ DB is yet another example of companies starting to appreciate the Open Source movement. By offering such a mature and feature-rich database, Daffodil has set an example for others to emulate. One$ DB's non-restrictive commercial license will attract SMBs and ISVs, as they can develop applications without additional start-up costs", said Mr. Ou Weiguo, CEO – Huidu Technology Co. Ltd. (China)

About Daffodil Software

Daffodil Software entered the open source arena with the successful open sourcing of its database replication tool Daffodil Replicator. Efforts are on to make One$ DB / Daffodil DB compatible with other major open source products, Compiere being the beginning.

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6Mar/140

DigitalMe Joins Forces with Stone Computing to Promote Open Badges at BETT 2014

(PRWEB) January 16, 2014

DigitalMe will be raising awareness of Open Badges and encouraging young people and adults to start their Open Badge journey by gaining skills and their first badge at the BETT Show 2014 in London next week.

Tim Riches, CEO of Digital Me, explains: “It’s often difficult to get accreditation for the skills and achievements which occur outside of school. Open badges help solve this problem by allowing people to easily earn, manage and share their badges across the web. Having the evidence of the learning “baked into” each badge means that potential employers are able to see exactly how the skills have been developed.

“Open Badges are key to bridging the gap between young people and employers, and they are also an exciting way to develop and display skill development online. We’re delighted to be joining Stone Computing at this year’s BETT Show and hope that many delegates join us to earn a badge and see young people taking part too.”

Activities on offer at this year’s BETT show on the Stone Computing stand include the opportunity to create your own media, learn how to make circuits and create your own robot, design your own open badge, hack the front cover of heat magazine and code your own web page.

Daley Robinson, Group Marketing Director for Stone, said, "We have an exciting selection of partners joining us at BETT 2014 and some really interesting activities on offer. We’re pleased that DigitalMe is joining us to promote Open Badges as the future of online skills development and recognition.”







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14Jan/140

Open House Book Signing for Authors Susan Wagers and Gary Barnes in Denver, CO


Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 06, 2013

As leading business experts, Wagers and Barnes will share the honor of introducing their newest books to the public Friday night September 6th at 7:30 pm following the first day of Gary Barnes’ Maximize Your Business NOW Boot Camp.

This open house event invites the public to come meet the authors, get a photo with them, acquire their own copy of the book, and get their copy personally signed. Guests are asked to come to the conference area of the Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, CO 80112. There will be door prizes for attendees including:


an autographed copy of Susan Wager’s book ‘Stepping Stones of POWER: Your Blueprint to Succeed in Any Business’

an autographed copy of Gary Barnes’ book ‘The Book of Garyisms: Tips, Comments, and Quotes to Maximize Your Life, Bank Account, and Business’

a Limited Edition autographed copy of Jon Morgan Woodward’s werewolf thriller ‘Hidden Valley: The Awakening’ adapted from the screenplay for which the movie is set to be released in 2014

a book consultation with Andrea Adams-Miller, CEO of The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency

a $ 2000 gift certificate to use towards publishing, publicity, graphic design, or social media packages from The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency.

Wager’s book, ‘Stepping Stones of POWER’ outlines the blueprint to success for entrepreneurs and homeowners who are facing challenges that every day brings out of the blue from bankruptcy to chronic illness to death in the family. Her outline maps out the tools and skills necessary to rebuild life and business from the ground up utilizing her personal painful journey from adversity to healing.

Barnes’ ‘Book of Garyisms’ is a collection of some of his tip, comments, and quotes that have been deemed by clients, friends, and family as life changing information to remind you of how to refocus your energy to overcome when challenges are presented. This simple book packs quite a punch and it is an excellent reminder of how to keep on target despite all odds.

“Entrepreneurs, business owners, couples, and employees will enjoy this book signing where they will get the opportunity to receive some of the energy and information by both authors during a short presentation by each,” shares CEO Andrea Adams-Miller, The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency, “Both of these professionals have made huge advances in their communities and with their clients. Their books only exemplify a portion of the magic that they provide to those who are willing to listen.”

To book Susan Wagers or Gary Barnes for an event, conference, or venue, or to interview them for radio, television, or print, contact The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency.

About Susan Wagers:

Susan Wagers, CEO of Susan Wager’s International is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author who inspires everyone she meets with her message.With her extensive financial background, organization, and business success. She assists her client to the discovery of how to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Wager teaches audiences how to love the transformation as obstacles are overcome with strength, determination, and perseverance.

As the founder of the Mountain View Peak Performance Academy, aka “The Peak Performance Coach” and “The Breakthrough Strategist,” Susan’s programs identify the stepping stones entrepreneurs need to find new ways of thinking and behaving towards achieving success. http://www.SusanWagers.com

About Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes is presenting his 21st Boot Camp as a Global Premier Consultant. As CEO of Gary Barnes International and founder of MaxLife International, dedicated to helping people create wealth in all areas of their personal and professional lives. He has built three successful businesses from the ground up. To do this, he developed wealth acceleration principles and tools that helped him increase his business 2000% over a three-year period.

Barnes, aka ‘The Traction Coach,’ also understands the process of dealing with adversity – he fought a life- threatening illness and won! As a best-selling author, he has numerous books on wealth attraction, resilience, and success. Believing that anyone can lead an empowered life, no matter what their circumstances, he has coached hundreds of clients to financial and business success. In the media, he has graced the screen of ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX among multiple radio programs, newspapers, and magazines. http://www.GaryBarnesInternational.com

About The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency:

The motto of The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency is ‘Get Published. Get Publicized, and Make it Profitable.’ This full service agency provides professional services with a hands-on personal touch in the areas of publishing, graphic design, marketing, publicity, sponsorship, and social media. http://www.TheREDCarpetConnection.com







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20Sep/130

Open Source Chat Software Listing Released in SoftwareReviewBoffin.Com


New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2013

Boffin announced today its top list of open source chat software available on the official Boffin website. The list is the result of rigorous testing of the various chat software so as to identify the most competent, reliable and easy to use online social communication software without hurting one's budget.

Individuals, especially the 12-25 demographic, rely heavily on social communication through their tablets, computers and other chat-enabled mobile devices. This is reflected in the variety, size and quality of chat software that are available to consumers without any cost. The Boffin editors aware of the many options available to consumers compiled a list of chat freeware to inform Boffin readers of their best available options for online chatting.

The Boffin list includes PalTalk a preferred by over 4 million users software, that supports not only text and call chatting, but also video calls. The software is light, with features such as multi-subscriber video conferencing, with an ability to support group video calling for ten different individuals. Boffin also highlighted how the software also supports file sharing as well.

An account-based chat software is My Live Chat. Another customer-support capable chat software, My Live Chat allows a company agent to chat with five customers at the same time. With a spell checker integrated and various customization features, My Live Chat is for Boffin a great solution for small businesses wishing to provide quality customer support through My Live Chat.

The Boffin team of editors found Bold Chat to be also a competent and reliable customer support chat software. Bold Chat allows company operators to interact with consumers. The software is particularly efficient as it uses a floating chat reminder to encourage customers to use online support, the editors highlighted. Email inquiries submission and pre-chat surveys are other features the software offers small businesses with no additional cost.

Other software included in Boffins list are Raid Call, a group chatting software, preferred by gamers, InstanteStore Live Chat for online customer support and Skype, the popular open source chat software that supports audio and video chatting and group video calls.

Software Review Boffin reviews the latest technological products in demand on the market right now. They provide expert, honest and straightforward reviews so customers can objectively measure if a product, especially software is well worth it before making their purchase.

To learn more about Software Review Boffin visit http://www.softwarereviewboffin.com.







15Feb/130

Open the Possibilities with OpenGL Bootcamp, September 11-15, 2006

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 19, 2006

Open the Possibilities with OpenGL Bootcamp, September 11-15, 2006.

The Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. announced the newest addition to its roster of five-day, intensive courses for programmers and system administrators, OpenGL Bootcamp with instructor Rocco Bowling. The class, slated for September 11-15, 2006, offers an exciting and unique twist on the standard OpenGL class. OpenGL has already achieved star status in the realm of game development and most courses available on this technology emphasize this aspect of its utility. In contrast, the Big Nerd Ranch's OpenGL Bootcamp elevates OpenGL's possibilities and offers students the opportunity to delve into more advanced and sophisticated uses for this robust graphic visualization language and provides them with the knowledge and experience to apply OpenGL in ways beyond the average. There is an enormous and unmet demand for OpenGL programmers in a spectrum of industries; from the military, government agencies (NASA, NSA, CIA and FBI), and government contractors, to medical research organizations and pharmaceuticals and research laboratories.

Students who have attended Big Nerd Ranch's Cocoa Bootcamp have already been introduced to some of the fundamentals of OpenGL, however, OpenGL Bootcamp delves deeply into the subject and transforms the student from novice to expert in this powerful visualization technology in five, content-rich days of intense instruction. At the onset of class, students begin the creation of their first OpenGL application and use this as a model to investigate the OpenGL architecture and develop familiarity with OpenGL fundamentals. Once this foundation is built, the class builds each successive layer of advanced topics in 2D and 3D design, including:


an examination of APIs like GLUT and NSOpenGLView for adding OpenGL to a Mac OS X application

viewing and model transformation, projection transformations and clipping plane

hidden surface removal, depth buffers and z-fighting

load and display textures and how to animate them

an examination of colors, lighting and blending

optimization of static and dynamic data

an exploration of ARB vertex and vertex shader programming models

an examination of ARB fragment and fragment shader programming models

"As problem sets explode in complexity, radical gains in performance have resulted from moving traditional graphics processing from the CPU to graphics hardware," commented bootcamp instructor, Rocco Bowling. "If you are doing any work concerning graphics, then you must know OpenGL and this class is the fastest way to master the ideas and techniques of OpenGL programming. This bootcamp will arm you with the knowledge you need to make your 2D and 3D visualizations fly! By taking full advantage of hardware acceleration, shaders, blending, textures and video we'll help you get the most out of your data. Learn how OpenGL works, what functionality it does and does not provide, various optimization methods for static and dynamic data, and much more."

While no previous experience in OpenGL is required, students attending the class should be familiar with a procedural programming language like C and demonstrate a basic understanding of trigonometry and vector mathematics. The class is conducted on a Mac OS X platform, but the topics covered in the class are usable on any OpenGL supported platform. The primary text for the class is OpenGL Programming Guide, 5th Edition.

Rocco Bowling has been developing OpenGL software since the Classic Mac OS era. His OpenGL applications have received numerous awards and accolades, including two Apple Design Awards for Best Mac OS X Product and Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption. He has partnered with game publishing powerhouse Freeverse Software to release two commercial entertainment titles and is a regular participant in the annual uDevGame Mac Game Programming contest. Rocco has spent the past few years performing advanced OpenGL visualization research for the National Security Agency. From networks to news, Rocco has applied his ingenuity and programming prowess to solving some of the world's most unique visualization problems.

For a full course syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/opengl.shtml.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA and in Europe. Class price of $ 3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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23Jan/130

Asahi Technologies Announces the Launch of Open Source Implementation Services for Small Businesses in New York.


New York (PRWEB) December 12, 2012

According to the 2012 Open Source Survey conducted by Black Duck, open source software (OSS) leads innovation in key technology areas comprising mobile, cloud and big data, as well as crafting innovative business models such as Open SaaS. The superiority of open source, and the capability to continuously improve, is now one of the main reasons for its adoption. Further by 2016, more than 50% of software purchases are expected to be Open Source.

Experts estimate adoption of open source software to be the key driver of small business growth and success. Open source based web solutions are competent, fast and offer abundant scope for customization besides rendering the ease to maintain and manage. As a result, start ups across the globe are choosing open source solutions to optimize performance and accelerate their business growth. Unlike proprietary software, open source gives organizations the opportunity to innovate and enhance business value. The OSS services designed by the NY based company aid small business owners to effectively implement and integrate open source solutions with their entire software stack helping them to reap the benefits sooner.

Open source is now central to business and a real substitute to proprietary software. At Asahi Technologies, we offer scalable OSS solutions to a wide range of verticals that facilitate SMBs to add on functionalities at any given point of time, stated Mr.Vinod Subbaiah, the CEO and Founder of Asahi Technologies. The company with its expertise in open source application development offers entrepreneurs business-critical applications that drive bottom-line growth and boost high performance. Although cost advantage remains a key factor for preferring open source, other attributes like quality, reliability, security and feature sets have forced businesses to embrace open source. The companys commitment to regular coding and instant bug fixes enable SMBs to operate in a highly stable software environment.

To help businesses know more about Open Source Integration, Asahi Technologies provides a free online consultation and round the clock support to clients letting them understand their Open source development options.

About Asahi Technologies

Asahi Technologies is a New York based web design and development firm that provides software consulting and Web solutions to small and medium level businesses all across North America. Asahi Technologies specializes in responsive design, cloud computing, online marketing,mobile application development and open source technologies. Under the leadership of Mr. Vinod Subbaiah, who himself started his career as a software programmer, Asahi Technologies team comprises of experienced software professionals having extensive knowledge of technology with B2C and B2B operations. The firms headquarters is located in New York City, NY.







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16Jan/130

Ghanaian Tech Startup Garners Grand Prize in Global Startup Open Competition

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 12, 2012

Dropifis web messaging platform that seeks to supersede the traditional contact us form has earned the Ghanaian tech startup the grand prize of 2012 Startup Open, a competition for startups with high-growth potential featured as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2012. Dropifi was selected today out of 50 companies announced last month as the GEW 50, the best and brightest new startups around the globe.

Each year, thousands of new startups come to life through their experiences in Global Entrepreneurship Week which officially starts today in 130 countries, said Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. By winning the Startup Open, Dropifi is at the top of that list and has a very promising future.

Dropifi traces its beginnings back to a Startup Weekend event in Accra, Ghana during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011. It replaces contact us buttons with a smart widget that allows companies to better analyze and organize incoming messages. The widget allows companies to learn more about the people sending the message and whether the messages content trends positive or negative. This gives companies critical insight to respond more effectively to existing and potential customers.

As the grand prize winners, Dropifis co-founder, David Osei, receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Rio de Janeiro to serve as an official delegate to one of the worlds largest startup community gatherings, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2013. In addition to the trip, Dropifi will be featured in a Kauffman Foundation animated sketchbook video.

Also announced today were four winners of the mentorship experience prize. Each of these winners will receive one year of mentoring from successful entrepreneurs, including Redbox founding member Michael DeLazzer, courtesy of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. They are:

16Nov/120

QualityStocks News – TNI BioTech Enters Agreement to Open an Oncology & Infectious Disease Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) September 27, 2012

QualityStocks would like to highlight TNI BioTech Inc., a publicly traded biotech company combating fatal diseases through the activation and mobilization of the bodys immune system using patented immunotherapy. The company's products and technologies are designed to harness the power of the immune system to improve the treatment of cancer, infections such as HIV/AIDS, and autoimmune diseases. They have been developing both active and adaptive forms of immunotherapies.

In the companys news yesterday,

Mrs. Joyce Banda, the President of the Republic of Malawi, announced that an agreement has been signed to open an outpatients clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases with US-based biotech firms TNI BioTech and GB Oncology & Imaging Group LLC (GBOIG).

Chronic infectious diseases are estimated to cause more than 20 percent of all cancers in the world, including liver, cervical, and gastric malignancies. Infection-related cancers are more frequent and often more severe in people infected with HIV. Cancer patient survival rates in Malawi are abysmal due to lack of access to early diagnosis and treatment.

President Banda is working to reverse this problem by signing an agreement with TNI and GBOIG to open an outpatient clinic for the treatment of cancer, HIV/AIDS, and infectious diseases at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital within the coming months. At the clinic TNI and GBOIG will deliver both conventional and alternative therapies; including safer, more effective cancer therapies, new-targeted drug therapies, and minimally invasive surgical alternatives.

The new facility for outpatient cancer care, education, and research will allow TNI and GBOIG to:


Provide first-rate cancer care in Malawi, a country of about 16 million citizens suffering from one of the highest cancer rates in the world, in order to improve survival rates for most common cancers under the available therapies from 10 percent to 90 percent, saving an estimated 5,000 lives each year.
Study the interaction between infections and cancer by promoting cutting-edge research aimed at pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infection-related cancers in Africa.
Improve the quality of medical education in oncology and increase the number of cancer specialists in Malawi.

The Government of Malawi will make space available in the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where TNI and GBOIG will retrofit the facility and start the operation of an outpatient oncology and infectious disease clinic. This first phase will begin in November of 2012 with the anticipation of the clinic being operational by March of 2013. This clinic will include a CT Scan, an X-Ray Room, a 10 chair infusion chemo-therapy and immune rehabilitating therapy clinic, a sterile room, all related medical supplies, an electronic medical record system, and other medical services. In an effort to provide treatment immediately, the companies will initiate the treatment of 10,000 women and children a day for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and infectious diseases using IRT-103 LDN, and then expand to 250,000-500,000 patients over time. The next phase is focused on adding the necessary Radiation Oncology treatments. The radiation department will be managed by an experienced radiation oncology team and will provide the most advanced technology they can offer to provide the highest chance for healing and recovery; the aim is to have Phase II within 12 months.

Dr. Gloria Herndon, President & Managing Member of GBOIG stated, Though cultural change is achieved very slowly, we strongly believe that IRT-103 (LDN) can serve to literally save millions of lives within a relatively short time. We believe this is an important step forward as there is an urgent need in Malawi for readily available, safe and effective treatments that can hopefully increase the life span and improve the quality of life for millions of cancer and HIV/AIDS infected patients.

Having a healthy population is essential for the fabric and stability of the nation. It is imperative to provide care to the people of Malawi in need of care, said President Banda. Its also the right thing to do. There can be no greater mandate in cancer treatment and research than to wage the fight by doing the right thing.

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7Sep/120

Open Perception, Inc. Formed to Accelerate Development and Adoption of 2D and 3D Sensory Data Processing


MENLO PARK, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Willow Garage announced over the weekend at CVPR 2012 the formation of Open Perception, Inc. (OP), an independent non-profit foundation, focused on advancing the development and adoption of BSD-licensed open source software for 2D and 3D processing of sensory data.

Open Perception is founded by a global community of researchers and engineers for the benefit of the industrial and research 3D perception communities. The Point Cloud Library (PCL) project represents Open Perception's most important work to date consisting of a large scale, BSD-licensed open project for 3D point cloud processing.

In conjunction with the formation of Open Perception, the Board of Directors was also announced. The Board of Directors comprises a worldwide collection of educators, leaders and visionaries in the field of 3D, computer vision and robotics, including:

Radu B. Rusu, President and CEO of Open Perception and a visiting lecturer at Stanford University. Prior to Open Perception, Radu was a Research Scientist at Willow Garage where he created the Point Cloud Library (PCL) project.

David Boardman, CEO and co-founder of URC Ventures. URC Ventures solves large-scale industry challenges through real time digitization of the physical world. David brings a strong track record of defining and advancing emerging technologies in the marketplace.

Steve Cousins, President and CEO of Willow Garage. Steve's company is leading the charge to accelerate the personal robot revolution. He oversees all business aspects at Willow Garage, including development of robot hardware platforms, expansion of the acclaimed open source robot operating system ROS, and the research initiatives to understand the implications of personal robotics.

Frank Dellaert, Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Frank is also affiliated with the RIM@GT center and is well known for contributions to robotics and computer vision.

Terry Fong, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) at NASA Ames. IRG conducts applied research in a wide range of areas, including computer vision, geospatial data systems, human-robot interaction, interactive 3-D visualization and robot software architectures.

Anwar Ghuloum, Director of Mobile Compute and Computer Vision Software at NVIDIA, a leader in computer graphics, massively parallel computing, and mobile computing. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Anwar was a Principal Engineer at Intel in the role of Chief Architect and Product Development Manager for Intel Array Building Blocks (formerly called Ct) in Intel Labs and the Software and Services Group.

Ken Spratlin, General Manager of the GeoSpatial Division at Trimble charged with ensuring their leadership position in the area of geospatial imaging. Ken has held many successful roles while at Trimble including Director of Innovation Geomatics, COO of Nikon-Trimble, a joint venture between the two companies; and Director of New Market Development.

Other key people in the organization include: Michael Moradzadeh, General Counsel; Yukiko Jenkins, CPA, Treasurer; Suat Gedikli, Point Cloud Library (PCL) maintainer and Senior Scientist volunteer; Alexandru E. Ichim, Point Cloud Library (PCL) maintainer and Scientist volunteer; and Stefan Holzer, Point Cloud Library (PCL) maintainer and Scientist volunteer.

We are excited to have a Board of such high caliber that brings both breadth and depth of knowledge in the computer vision and 3D point cloud processing fields, along with a passion to support our large open-source community. Together we will advance our software to new heights and solve hard problems in perception more effectively, states Dr. Rusu, President and CEO of Open Perception, Inc.

According to Willow Garage CEO Steve Cousins, "we have found that when important open source software projects (e.g. OpenCV, ROS) get to a certain level of maturity, it makes sense to create independent non-profit foundations to support them. PCL growth has exceeded our expectations, and we are thrilled to be the founding sponsor of Open Perception, which will shepherd PCL."

About Open Perception

Open Perception is an independent, non-profit organization founded by members of the engineering and research communities. The mission of Open Perception is develop an active open source community focused on advancing the development, distribution, and adoption of 2D and 3D sensory data processing open source software for use in robotics research, education, and product development. The organization is based in Menlo Park, California. More information is available at http://www.openperception.org and by following Open Perception on Twitter @pointclouds.







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25Aug/120

Look Beyond Commercial Software, Asahi Technologies Provides Open Source Integration Services for Small and Medium Size Businesses


(PRWEB) July 26, 2012

Implementing an open source environment is considered the best way to save time and money for any organization or business enterprise. Recently many small and medium size businesses have turned to open source technologies to support their business goals and save costs. Open source lets businesses gain significant management control through the processes and technology, in addition to accelerated solutions and low development costs. To help businesses reap the benefits of open source implementation, Asahi Technologies a leading New York based web development company provides open source integration into business operations.

Experts say that open source integration has already been an effective solution even in in non-technical industries such as healthcare and Government affairs. In addition to that open source delivers innovative solutions to business problems, faster and cheaper. These combined advantages makes open source implementation popular among small businesses. Another advantage with open source is that it allows users to see, review and modify it for enhanced business performance.

Open source implementation has spread beyond enterprise level and is gaining enormous momentum. The impact is such that even organizations like NASA, NYSE and Euronext implement open source environment, says Vinod Subbaiah, CEO of Asahi Technologies. The implementation of the open source implementation delivers amazing benefits in terms of cost efficiency and time consumption. Currently firms of all sizes from enterprise level to startup integrate open source to their business operations and reap the benefits of its collaborative approach.

About Asahi Technologies

Asahi Technologies is a New York based web design and development firm that provides software consulting and development solutions to small and medium level businesses all across North America. Asahi Technologies specializes in responsive design, cloud computing, online marketing, mobile application development and open source technologies. Under the leadership of Mr. Vinod Subbaiah, who himself started his career as a software programmer, Asahi Technologies team comprises of experienced software professionals have extensive knowledge of technology covering B2C and B2B operations. The firms headquarters is located in New York City, NY.







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