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Article Published: June 17, 2016

Innovate E-Commerce Launches New Secure File Cloud Service

Today there are many options when it comes to cloud-based file sharing. Systems such as Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive and OneDrive are all readily available and accessible. What many people don’t realize is that these platforms are public and are be vulnerable to public sharing, unexpected security breaches and data hacks. Innovate E-Commerce has a solution with their new product, Secure File Cloud.

Secure File Cloud shares files internally and externally in a customizable, user-friendly, private cloud environment. Unlike public cloud-systems, Secure File Cloud stores files on a private server simplifying the file sharing process in a secure setting.    

“Most companies don’t understand the risk of file sharing on a public server and they don’t practice a policy to protect their confidential information in the event of a security breach,” said Karen Puchalsky, President and Owner of Innovate E-Commerce. “With the development of Secure File Cloud, companies can easily and securely share documents without compromising critical, sensitive and confidential information and dramatically increasing the company’s productivity and credibility,"

Secure File Cloud Services is fully customizable with a menu of options and features to choose from. The platform can be designed to replicate the look and feel of each individual company with colors, logos and even naming convention. Applications can also be personalized for smartphones and tablets for convenient access to private cloud files.

Wexford-based Innovate E-Commerce specializes in Secure File Translation, Secure File Transfer and Secure File Sharing Solutions. The award-winning company was established in 1997 and is a global provider of business to business Managed Services Solutions. For more information go to www.innovateec.com.   

 

Anglr Unveils First-of-its Kind Connected Technology to Revolutionize The Fishing Industry

A common practice among fisherman has always been to pay close attention to how they’re fishing and the environment around them. Now with the launch of Anglr Labs, fishermen will soon be able to connect to their fishing trips in a whole new way, while tracking a holistic summary of their most successful fishing behaviors and giving fishermen many fishing tales to tell.

Anglr Labs recently secured seed funding lead by Pittsburgh-based venture capital firm, BlueTree Allied Angels. The Series A funding will be used to drive commercialization of a first-of-its kind connected technology platform for the fishing industry.

Anglr believes that connected technologies can increase satisfaction and participation in a sport fishing economy that’s 3X the size of golf and tennis combined in the United States.

The product portfolio focuses on capturing data seamlessly throughout the fishing experience to offer fishermen detailed insights on their key fishing activities. The company’s initial technology to be unveiled at the ICAST show this July, tracks angler’s locations, surrounding conditions, casts, catches, tackle, and more through an integrated mobile and web application.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On June 9, 2016, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) celebrated its 30th anniversary. The beginning of PSC’s fourth decade will see the center with two new supercomputers—the National Science Foundation-funded Bridges system, already operational and due for completion this fall, and an Anton 2 molecular dynamics simulation system, provided at no charge by D. E. Shaw Research and with operational funding from the National Institutes of Health to be hosted at PSC also beginning in the Fall.

The City of Pittsburgh cited PSC’s contributions to the region’s academic achievements and economy in a ceremony on June 7, proclaiming the 9th “PSC Day” in the city. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate and House have similarly recognized PSC’s contributions to the state.

PSC is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, fostering collaboration across university, industry and government organizations; funded by federal agencies with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Most of the researchers who work with PSC’s computational experts and computing systems do so at no cost; U.S. academic scientists working on nonproprietary research can access our systems by submitting a proposal to a peer-review committee.

RE2 Robotics Inks $3.3 Million Contract to Develop Robotic Systems for the U. S. Air Force’s Rapid Airfield Damage Repair Program 

RE2 Robotics announced today that the Company signed a 3-year $3.3 million dollar subcontract with a division of Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) located at Tyndall AFB, Florida. RE2 will provide mobile manipulation and ground robotics expertise for the Air Force’s Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR) program.

“It is highly likely, if an airfield is attacked, that unexploded ordnance, debris, and extensive damage would need to be assessed and mitigated before steps could be taken to repair the site,” stated Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO of RE2 Robotics. “The primary goal of the RADR program is to keep humans out of harm’s way by rapidly and remotely assessing, mitigating, and repairing airfield damage with mobile ground robotic systems. This is where we come in and provide our mobile robotics expertise.”

RE2 will work closely with ARA and the Air Force to identify reach, lift, weight, and dexterity requirements for RADR-specific manipulator arms. RE2 will utilize existing technology, such as the Company’s DM4-A2 mobile manipulator and ForeRunner high-speed ground robotic platform, for demonstration and requirements generation purposes. RE2 will ultimately develop a mobile manipulator arm that will meet the needs of the RADR mission.

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