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CAMCO Technologies and Tideworks Technology Bring Terminal Gate Procedures to a Higher Level

(PRWEB) January 23, 2005

Tideworks Technology is the leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions for terminal operators, and CAMCO Technologies is the expert company providing innovative, market-leading Automatic Gate solutions for marine and railway terminals worldwide.

The combination of Tideworks’ GateVison™ solution with the innovative SuperGate OCR solution of Camco proved to be a very powerful offer providing a flexible, modular gate system that helps terminal operators accelerate gate activity, minimize truck processing time, and maximize user productivity.

The first results of this close collaboration are now visible with the successful implementation of this integrated solution at Pier A and Pacific Container Terminal (PCT) in Long Beach. In 2005 additional implementation projects are scheduled in Oakland and Seattle.

GateVison and SuperGate: a powerful combination

A combination of software and hardware components, GateVision effectively integrates into one user interface three key components of the gate transaction: voice communication between the trucker and the marine clerk; digital video information; and Mainsail, the Terminal Operating System (TOS). GateVision users are able to effortlessly collect truck, container, chassis and associated equipment data from the Camco SuperGate camera systems. This allows terminal operators to move marine clerks from the sometime hazardous and noisy gate lanes and place them in a safer and more comfortable office environment (often referred to as a "kitchen").

The digital cameras that are used are specifically designed and developed by Camco to capture high resolution images of containers, chassis and tractor licenses. Camco uses two different types of cameras:

Line scan cameras for scanning at high speed and resolution

the surface of the vehicle and container(s)

Area Scan camera for taking images of the front and rear of vehicles and container(s)

The captured images are used to record the exact condition of containers when entering or leaving the terminal; and to process the OCR recognition of container/ chassis codes and license plate numbers.

Every camera unit comprises not only the digital camera sensor but also an embedded computer that executes all the CPU intensive tasks (taking the image, compressing it into JPEG format, and OCR processing) making the need to install Windows-based PC’s close to the cameras obsolete and increasing the overall reliability. The OCR engines run on separate processors that communicate temporary results between each other. By using this parallel processing Camco can process the OCR of container/ chassis codes and license plates at an unparalleled speed, enabling extremely rapid truck throughput( approx. 35 Mph), and even allowing a continuous traffic flow of trucks during peak times. Trucks can drive through the OCR portals almost bumper to bumper.

Besides the speed, the OCR recognition that Camco supports is also extremely accurate, because it has a very good control over several parameters:

Quality of images. The sharper the images of the codes, the better the OCR will be. This is also one of the reasons why Camco decided to develop its own digital cameras: they need to be capable of capturing high resolution images of moving vehicles with variable speeds and in all different weather conditions (sun, rain, fog…)

Excellent speed measurement system to trigger the cameras at the exact moment

Quantity of reading spots. It is only by combining as many reading spots as possible (the container code can normally be found at 6 different locations on a container) that OCR recognition rates above 90% can effectively be reached.

It is this combination of different parameters plus the straightforward and simple design that makes the SuperGate OCR solution of Camco so powerful and accurate.

Pier A and PCT: increased gate operation capacity

In a joint effort Tideworks and Camco were able to deploy consecutively 4 (Pier A) and 7 (PCT) SuperGate OCR portals and integrate the captured data and images with GateVision and Mainsail in a very short timeframe, and with minimal interruption to the day-to-day terminal operations.

The OCR system as developed and deployed by the Tideworks-Camco partnership is proving to be the fastest in the market, with the ability to process over 500 trucks per hour, per OCR portal. The OCR system is also extremely accurate, with accuracy in excess of 98 percent and 95 percent for container number and chassis number, respectively.

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Kozio Names SDC Systems Ltd. European Distributor; UK embedded systems tool & technology provide offers custom hardware validation & verification software and services

(PRWEB) February 14, 2005

Kozio, Inc., provider of a complete diagnostics and functional test platform to accelerate development of new processor-based board designs, today announced it has finalized an agreement with UK-based SDC Systems Limited to act as the European distributor for Kozio products. SDC Systems distributes tools and technologies for the development of embedded systems to customers throughout Europe. This is the first overseas distribution agreement for Kozio.

“This is an exciting product for us that's very much in line with the technology we provide for the embedded market. All processor-based boards require design verification and validation once they have been built, and Kozio’s solutions accelerate this process and reduce the cost of this stage of development,” said Stuart Parker, managing director of SDC Systems. “We have many customers that will benefit from this type of off-the-shelf, flexible solution to evaluate the integrity of their hardware.”

SDC Systems focuses on identifying and supplying key technologies and products that bring real value to the embedded systems marketplace. SDC's offerings are selected to help bring desirable, high-quality yet cost-effective products to market as quickly as possible by significantly reducing the development time or by improving the functionality and performance of the final products.

Kozio’s turnkey software products for embedded systems development provide an expert hardware bring-up application for leading 32-bit processor boards; reduce development time and cost through an automated manufacturing test application; reduce support costs through an easily integrated self-test application; are quickly delivered ready to use to accelerate product development and launch. Kozio's customers include innovative startup firms, as well as large established technology organizations.

“We are pleased to announce this new distribution agreement which expands Kozio’s presence to the UK and Europe. I am confident that SDC Systems excellence in sales and customer support, along with Kozio’s turnkey embedded software solutions for smart devices, will prove beneficial for many European OEMs and ODMs,” stated Kozio’s Co-founder and President Joseph Skazinski.

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. licenses software solutions that verify CPU board designs for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado, and counts ADI Engineering, Intel, General Dynamics, Thomson, AMCC and IBM among its major customers and partners. For more information, visit, email, or call +1 (303) 776-1356.

kDiagnostics, kMfgTest, kPOST and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About SDC Systems

SDC Systems Limited is a leading European distributor of embedded development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative, leading-edge technology, SDC strives to provide "technology that makes a difference," technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years’ experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems works closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products. For more information on SDC, visit, call +44 1462 473953 or e-mail

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356,, Stuart Parker, SDC Systems Ltd., +44 (0)1462 473953,, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906,


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Fastrax Appoints Matrix Electronica S.L. as Distributor of Fastrax GPS Technology in Spain and Portugal

Helsinki, Finland; Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) April 26, 2005

Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, today announced a distribution agreement with Matrix Electronica S.L., a company specializing in complex semiconductor and electromechanical components as well as embedded modules.

Matrix Electronica is Spain's leading distributor of GPS technology, with a market share of approximately 80% in the OEM GPS market. Matrix will distribute Fastrax's iTrax family of OEM GPS receivers, as well as the Fastrax iSuite 3 Software Development Kit (SDK).

"We are proud to welcome Fastrax into our lineup of superior electronics products from leading manufacturers. With their compact size, top performance and low power consumption, Fastrax products represent the state of the art in GPS technology. Through this collaboration, we will be able to strengthen our own offering by providing our customers with the most advanced OEM GPS receivers on the market," said Mr. Jésus Santos, Sales Director, Matrix.

"Matrix's technical sales and support organization has a deep knowledge of GPS hardware and software, as well as substantial experience in southern European markets. We are very pleased to have Matrix Electronica as our distribution partner in Spain and Portugal," said Mr. Fredrik Borgstrom, responsible for Fastrax's European sales.

Fastrax OEM GPS receivers offer industry-leading benefits in performance, size, power consumption and versatility. Fastrax products enable the implementation of position-aware features into practically any device. The GPS modules are ideally suited for both industrial tracking systems and small battery-operated products such as mobile phones, asset tracking devices, handheld computers and sports accessories.

The Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK can be used to rapidly modify the features and functionality of a GPS receiver, allowing receiver performance and power management to be tailored for any usage scenario. By utilizing the spare CPU and memory resources of the GPS receiver, the Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK can significantly reduce the bill of materials and non-recurring expenses of GPS products.

Fastrax contact:

Fredrik Borgstrom

Sales Manager, Europe

Tel. +358 40 564 4498

Fastrax agency contact:

Netprofile Tech PR

Juha Rantanen

Tel. +358 9 6812 080

Matrix Electronica contact:

Covadonga Fernández


Tel.+34 9 1560 2737

About Fastrax Ltd

Fastrax provides industry-leading receivers and software solutions for optimal utilization of GPS (Global Positioning System) and other GNSS location services (Global Navigation Satellite Systems). Fastrax transforms GPS technologies into highly scalable iTrax and iSuite solutions with open interfaces, combined to ultra low power consumption and miniature hardware design. With industry-leading performance, Fastrax GPS receivers navigate continuously even in extreme conditions. Receivers are ideally suited to both industrial location applications and high-volume consumer products such as cell phones and sports accessories. Fastrax Engineering Services provide expert services in application design. Headquartered in Finland and founded in 1999, the company is privately owned and backed by leading venture capital investors CapMan, Eqvitec, Startupfactory and Innocap, with a strategic investment by Suunto Corporation, a subsidiary of Amer Group, a leading global supplier of sporting goods equipment.

More information:

About Matrix Electronica S.L.

Founded in January 1991, Matrix Electronica specializes in distributing complex semiconductor and electromechanical components as well as embedded modules in niche markets requiring strong technical support. The company serves the markets of Spain, Portugal and France, with branch offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon, Paris and Toulouse. Matrix is a founder member of Advanced European PLC, a group of independent distribution companies covering all of Europe.

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Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide satellite navigation infrastructure funded and controlled by the U.S. Department of Defense, originally developed for U.S. military purposes. GPS provides satellite signals that enable GPS receivers to calculate their exact position and velocity. The GPS infrastructure has three segments. The space segment consists of 24 satellites that orbit the earth every 12 hours. The control segment consists of tracking stations located around the world, with the master control station located at Falcon Air Force Base in Colorado. The user segment consists of GPS receivers and users utilizing the information provided by the system. GPS is widely used in applications such as marine navigation.

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Maitre’D Software is Ranked #1 by the Hospitality Technology POS Scoreboard

(PRWEB) June 14, 2005

SQL Hospitality LLC, a full service provider of hospitality software, systems and service to casinos, hotels, country clubs, restaurants, theatres, night clubs, race tracks, quick service, fine dining, home delivery and web-based businesses, is now a value added reseller (VAR) of Maitre’d software.

Maitre'D Software Suite is ranked #1 by the Hospitality Technology POS Scoreboard in:

-Overall Performance

-Ease of Integration

-Return on Investment

-Leading Table Service Software

-Quality of Support & Service

-Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Maitre’D Point of Sale software is fully integrated with Back-Office applications. The POS Suite provides each terminal with multiple functionalities to help you streamline your operations, whether you are operating a bar, a dining room, a take-out counter, or all of the above!

The Maitre’D POS software takes you to a new level of reliability and expertise with its open architecture and its state-of-the-art technologies to meet your emerging needs and surpass your expectations. The POS Suite includes multiple graphical interfaces that give you the possibility to personalize terminal screens per employee, per operation or even per level of management. Each employee logon screen can be customized with a different message, as well as preferred colors, fonts, icons and language.

-Table Service

-Quick Service/Drive-Thru


-Handheld/Wireless Applications

-Management Functions

-Peripheral Interfaces


Maitre’D Back-Office

All Maitre’D solutions are seamlessly integrated, so the flow of data between the POS and the Back-Office is consistent and provides unparalleled optimization of information analysis. The Back-Office offers the following modules and features:

-Purchase Order Management: When new orders are created, information can be sent automatically to your accounts payable application providing more efficiency.

-Accounts Receivable: Maitre’D has accounts receivable functions that will allow users to create and manage house accounts easily and without third party intervention. Use Accounts Receivable to manage customer files; print out customer statements; create personalized credit cards; and issue pre-paid meal cards for university students or for employee cafeterias.

-Accounting and Payroll Interfaces: This practical application offers special interfaces to General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Timekeeping and Payroll that allow you to save a considerable amount of time while eliminating human error, as you will no longer have to re-enter data into your accounting application.

Maitre’D transfers data automatically to your accounting software application, creates balanced accounting transactions from Maitre’D POS and Back-Office, and provides auditable accounting entries.

-Time and Attendance

-Real-time Inventory Control

-Report Center

-Frequent Diner & Gift Card programs

-Full Documentation and Context Sensitive Help

Sharing Data with QuickBooks

General Ledger entries, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll can all be sent to your accounting application automatically. Data is shared using the QuickBooks SDK. Data exportation is automatic.

Main Benefits of this Product

Maitre'D offers fully integrated solutions which provides you with real-time information. Since data exportation is automatic, your records will always be up to date and greater accuracy is ensured since it is not required to re-enter any data.

Maitre’D Corporate Solutions

Fortunately, technology can save you from many time consuming tasks while ensuring greater accuracy. Maitre’D e-Global is a powerful management solution that was built to offer business intelligence to any restaurant chain seeking to streamline operations in their numerous holdings. Offering flexible hardware and software configurations and innovations in database management, Maitre’D e-Global is an ideal solution for any growing business.

Maitre’D ASP Solutions


The DataBoard is a web-based business monitoring tool that allows restauranteurs to access reports and graphics on their sales and/or costs at any instance via the Internet. It also provides an alert function that sends customizable alerts in real time.


Maitre'D MealZone is an online ordering system that offers revolutionary 2-way communication technology. This application will help you increase your sales while offering your customers a convenient way to order meals from your restaurant. Some features include:

-Integrated with Maitre’D POS and Back-Office solutions

-Sends orders in real time

-Automatic replies to customers

-Reporting capabilities

-Delivery charge and tip management

-Tools to create member sections

-Customer loyalty programs

-Simplified group ordering

-Unlimited number of menus

-Flexible and configurable interface

-Order history available for easy repeat ordering

-Fax and email backup capabilities

System Requirements:

Minimum CPU required: Pentium III

Minimum memory required: 512 MB

Minimum hard disk space required: 500 MB

Operating system version: Windows 98/2000/NT/XP/XPE

Hardware, software, installation, help desk, warranty and maintenance is provided by:

SQL Hospitality LLC, a full service provider of hospitality software, systems and service to casinos, hotels, country clubs, restaurants, theatres, night clubs, race tracks, quick service, fine dining, home delivery and web-based businesses. For more information, please visit or call Nancy Hopkins, SVP Sales, at (214) 358-3080.


SQL Hospitality, LLC

2928 Blystone Lane

Dallas, TX 75220


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Two Leading Central Pennsylvania Court Reporting Firms Join Forces Offering Innovative Technology and Training to Assist Clients in Managing Complexities of Litigation

Harrisburg/York, PA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013

"Our mission is to make things simple for our clients. This era of constantly evolving technology can be complex and frustrating. GLFM will offer solutions and training to help our clients make the most of the technologies available," says Robin L. Smith, partner and marketing director for the firm.

Geiger & Loria Reporting Service and Filius & McLucas Reporting Service have been leading providers of court reporting and litigation support in the Central Pennsylvania area for over a half century. Both firms owe their longevity to a continual commitment and focus on providing superior court reporting services and excellent customer service. "We are excited about joining in business with another dedicated and respected court reporting firm. Combining services will enable us to provide a greater level of service for a larger coverage area," says Gail D. McLucas, partner and Registered Professional Reporter.

About Geiger & Loria Reporting Service

This firm was established in 1950 and remains one of the oldest court reporting firms in Central Pennsylvania. Their mission throughout their history has been to offer the latest technology to support their clients' litigation needs. They were among the first to offer computer-aided transcription and alternate transcript formats, as well as the first satellite deposition in the area.

About Filius & McLucas Reporting Service, Inc.

Established in 1983 with a staff of highly trained, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic reporters, the firm has had extensive experience in handling complex asbestos, medical malpractice, patent, and technical litigation. Recent videoconferencing capability has enhanced attorneys' access to clients and witnesses worldwide.

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SCMSP, a Business Technology Consulting Firm, Expands Cloud Computing Capabilities Meeting Market Demands

(PRWEB) December 11, 2013

With the big data explosion expanding like the universe, businesses are increasingly turning to cloud computing adoption to deal with continuous innovation and the need for business agility. Using Cloud efficiencies allow businesses to gain competitive advantages in the marketplace. SCMSP works with clients to mitigate the reliability, security and complexity challenges in Cloud Computing while helping IT departments to catch up. Most businesses expect hybrid clouds to be their core strategy over public or private systems in the very near future. The fastest growing areas of Cloud adoption are Big Data, mobile, systems management, backup, help desk and security.

SCMSP is a technology solutions consulting firm leading the industry in cloud computing solutions that enable companies to simplify IT operations. Derek Spotswood, founder and managing principal of SCMSP said, “we pride ourselves in moving computing into the next generation while providing outstanding customer service. Getting the best fit in Cloud Solutions infrastructure means optimal performance for computer applications. At SCMSP we offer business freedom, our performance Cloud Servers offer 100% SSD storage and 10 Gb Ethernet networking for demanding applications."

Call us for more information on:

    Public Cloud: performance compute, databases and storage on demand
    Managed hosting: customized hardware to help you meet your performance, security, and compliance needs.
    Private Cloud: Your own secure, scalable cloud in your data center or ours.


The mission of SCMSP is to deliver world class business technology solutions that simplify the complexity of business technology and implementation promoting business growth and ease of use. SCMSP creates strategic plans and implements them on a global scale.

The goal is to partner with clients developing technology solutions enabling them to work more efficiently and effectively, thereby decreasing their overhead and substantially increasing their bottom line.

SCMSP is MBE, DBE, SBE and CPUC certified and can partner with your diversity team to deliver business and technology solutions. SCMSP can provide added value to your organization through your diversity supplier program with our innovative business and technology solutions that are delivered nationally and globally.

For more information on the subject of this release or how to partner with SCMSP on Technology implementations, contact:

Nancy Clauss

SCMSP Marketing Director


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Outreach Program Introduces Technology to Middle School Girls

Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is now accepting grant proposals for the 2014 grant cycle of NCWIT AspireIT – a technology outreach program for girls at the middle school level supported by Intel, Northrop Grumman, and Google.

NCWIT AspireIT capitalizes on a “near-peer” approach, giving middle school girls an inspiring, hands-on introduction to computing from high school and college women. Middle school girls learn programming, game design, robotics, and more at tech-related camps, clubs, and workshops hosted by K-12 organizations and higher education institutions.

Grant funding for NCWIT AspireIT programs is open to NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recipients working in partnership with NCWIT Academic Alliance or K-12 Alliance member organizations. Grant recipients will receive up to $ 3,000. Detailed application instructions are available at Applications close on January 24, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

In an effort to amplify the impact of the initiative, NCWIT launched a fundraising campaign to support 30 sites and serve an additional 1,000 middle school girls through NCWIT AspireIT programs in 2014. Donation options begin at $ 10 and support a range of program components including toolkits, participant stipends, and goodie bags. Google has generously agreed to match donations up to $ 150,000. More information about the AspireIT fundraising campaign is available at

“Young women sharing their excitement about technology with younger girls is a win-win!” said Ruthe Farmer, Director of Strategic Initiatives of NCWIT. “Young women get the opportunity to 'pay it forward' as technical program leaders, while the middle school girls learn about tech skills from a near-peer role model.”

In its 2013 pilot year, NCWIT granted more than $ 100,000 to 24 AspireIT programs, providing more than 25,000 instruction hours to more than 800 girls in 15 states. NCWIT AspireIT is a component of NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology by providing structured, long-term engagement and support from middle school through high school and from college into the 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 women’s 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

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VideoPropulsion MPEG Transcoder Deployed at Major Sports Venue by Technology Integrator NOR-COM

Cincinnatti, OH (PRWEB) November 29, 2013

VideoPropulsion® Interactive Television (OTC:VPTV) is pleased to announce its high-density, low-cost FloodGate® transcoder solution has been deployed in a major sports venue in Cincinnati by technology integrator NOR-COM, Inc. based in Hebron, Kentucky.

The FloodGate FG-5000 series of transcoders are capable of transcoding from as little as 8 to as many as 168 HD channels. NOR-COM deployed the FG-5400 for a major league sports venue in order to convert 12 channels of DirecTV programming from H.264 to MPEG2 for delivery to older HDTV’s over the venue’s existing coax cable plant. The system is capable of expanding to provide support for additional channels. In addition, the system can support future applications designed to deliver programming to mobile devices by transcoding the incoming H.264 to various H.264 mobile formats.

“VideoPropulsion’s FloodGate has enabled us to quickly solve a problem for our customer and preserve one of their larger technology investments in older HDTVs”, said Barb Hollman, Account Manager, of NOR-COM. “We were delighted with the ease of deployment and appreciated the outstanding support our team received from VideoPropulsion during the installation process.”

Rather than replace over 600 older HD televisions that are only capable of decoding MPEG2, the solution enabled the stadium to solve the problem with just one piece of equipment – the FloodGate FG-5000 Transcoder.

“As major sports fans ourselves, we are pleased to help provide solutions that provide additional entertainment benefits to other fans located in a major sports venue”, said Carl Pick, Founder & CEO at VideoPropulsion. “NOR-COM is a trusted integrator in the industry and they are well-known for providing quality solutions and outstanding service to their customers. We look forward to working more with their team in the future”.

For further information, contact:

Kathy Cain

Vice President of Sales


255 Info Highway

Slinger, WI 53086

(262) 644-1000 x107


Barb Holman

Account Manager


2126 Petersburg Road

Hebron, Kentucky 41048

Direct: (859) 393-0744

Office: (859) 689-7451


About FloodGate

FloodGate appliances from VideoPropulsion bring hospitality HDTV programming from satellite, and cable television MSOs to a variety of hospitality markets and support distribution via RF (coax), IPTV (Ethernet), or wireless (mobile) infrastructures. All FloodGate models automatically encrypt HD channels to meet Hollywood's strict requirements for content protection using standard technologies readily available from commercial hospitality television set and mobile device manufacturers. FloodGate systems can co-exist with most pay-per-view and video on demand systems currently deployed.

About VideoPropulsion

For nearly 40 years, VideoPropulsion has been a world leader in hardware and software for high performance, low cost per stream, digital content manipulation, and has established a reputation for providing unique HDTV, VoD, and IPTV products. The Company offers revolutionary FloodGate satellite and CATV transcryption appliances as well as OEM computer modules for a

variety of applications, including streaming, multiplexing, demultiplexing, modulation, demodulation, transcoding, encryption, and splicing MPEGformatted data.


NOR-COM brings a wealth of knowledge not only to the region but to the national and international markets. For over 40 years NOR-COM’s well trained professional team has focused on assisting each customer with the most advanced products and services to enhance their audio visual, security, IT and Communication needs. Providing exceptional sales, customer based trust, reliability, and a fair price is what continues to make NOR-COM the leader in Technology Integration.

VideoPropulsion and FloodGate are registered trademarks of VideoPropulsion Interactive Television, Inc. DirecTV is a registered trademark of DirecTV.

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Power Generation Equipment Upgrades by Turbine Technology Services Contribute to Improved Performance

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

Turbine Technology Services Corporation (TTS), a full-service gas turbine engineering services firm based in Orlando, Florida is playing a critical role in the upgrade of power generation equipment worldwide by modernizing control systems’ hardware and software to improve the operational performance of gas turbines.

It has been almost 30 years since microprocessor-based control systems were introduced in the power generation industry and—as is typical with electronics—the time to effective obsolescence of these systems has been relatively short. Advances in reliability, capability, flexibility and in the ease of use have been significant over this period.

Case in point, much of the turbine control system HMI and operator interface equipment that was installed in the 90’s and early 2000’s have become obsolete by current industry standards, prompting gas turbine operators to seek upgrade/migration advice from trusted global power engineering providers such as TTS.

In response to these industry challenges, TTS now offers GE gas turbine operators complete HMI upgrade solutions to bring these operator interface systems up to current standards.

The TTS solution is based on Industrial Turbine Service’s Turbine Monitoring System (TMOS) software, an established industry product which has been successfully applied around the world in the replacement of the original GE (I) and (HMI) product line.

These HMI upgrades from TTS provide an improved graphical interface that retains the features of the original operator interface product while adding powerful new capabilities and features including improved unit data acquisition, storage and analysis. These upgrades also provide innovative solutions to the system architecture and communication limitations imposed by the original systems.

“Aging, obsolete equipment increases the risk of failure, potentially leaving turbine operators unable to run or monitor their units,” said Pat Begley, VP of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Asia at TTS. “HMI upgrades are a very cost effective solution for this particular problem.”

Over the years, TTS has performed numerous HMI upgrades for power generation customers, giving the company a unique insight and experience to address the needs of the industry—from system design and network architecture to hardware installation.

HMI upgrades from TTS are featured in September’s edition of Power Magazine and can be downloaded following this link:

About Turbine Technology Services Corporation

Turbine Technology Services Corporation provides gas turbine technology expertise and turbine engineering and construction services worldwide. The company’s experience and ability to provide technical solutions has led to the successful management of numerous gas turbine installations and modernization projects, and the provision of innovative and unique engineering solutions to gas turbine customers.

For more information about Turbine Technology Services, its products and services, please visit

For More Information:

Lisa Delliacono

Marketing Manager

Turbine Technology Services Corporation

Email: media(at)turbinetech(dot)com

Phone: 407.826.1796

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Liferay Recognizes SOFIA Technology as a Platinum Partner

Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

Liferay, Inc. provider of the world's leading enterprise-class, open source portal, today announced that systems integrator SOFIA Technology has become a Platinum Partner. SOFIA Technology is a leading provider of service-oriented architecture, business intelligence, and portal services with offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India.

Since its founding in 2004, SOFIA has been a leader in portal and intranet services. By spearheading multiple Liferay solutions in enterprise portal execution, SOFIA has made particular inroads in portal solutions for the financial services sector. In previous years, Liferay chose SOFIA to lead the financial services showcase at its East Coast Symposium.

"We are proud to see SOFIA Technology reach the Platinum Partner milestone," said Brian Kim, Chief Operating Officer at Liferay. "Over the past three years, the SOFIA team has been a leader in bringing Liferay implementations to the financial services space. We look forward to our strengthened partnership with them."

SOFIA Technology is a Gold Sponsor at the Liferay Symposium North America being held this week in San Francisco, Calif. This is the third consecutive year that SOFIA is sponsoring Liferay’s largest annual event.

"The Symposium has turned into an annual tradition for us, thanks to our customers' growing acceptance of open-source alternatives to proprietary products," said Sunny Naik, Director of Sales at SOFIA Technology. "We have been delivering portals based on proprietary products for a decade, and Liferay’s open source technology has now established itself as a true alternative.”

About Liferay

Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Clients include Allianz, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Rolex SA, Société Générale, Siemens AG, The French Ministry of Defense, Toyota and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers.

About SOFIA Technology

SOFIA Technology is the leading systems integrator specializing in enterprise middleware with core competencies in portals, business intelligence, content management systems and SOA implementations. Since its inception in 2004, SOFIA Technology has designed and implemented enterprise portals for many large organizations, especially financial services organizations. SOFIA’s portal customers include Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, JP Morgan, TD Ameritrade and Citigroup. In addition to the financial services industry, SOFIA has customers in education, high tech, manufacturing and logistics. For more information on SOFIA Technology, visit

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