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PTC Member Tech News Round Up

PTC Member Tech News Round Up

Article Published: October 26, 2015

RedMorph Rolls Out New Browser Controller

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 At 9.10.26 AMRedMorph Inc., a digital privacy and security startup focused on empowering the average consumer, announces a comprehensive Internet privacy and content control solution for everyone: the RedMorph Browser Controller. Consisting of a browser extension and native apps for all mobile and desktop platforms, the offering combines a suite of leading technologies with ease-of-use and accessibility for a broad audience, including parents and children.

RedMorph seamlessly bundles features traditionally spread across multiple disparate products into a single, easy-to-use solution.

  • Data encryption services prevent monitoring by Internet, Mobile or Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Providers.
  • Online anonymity and tracker-blocking features stop websites from identifying and tracking users.
  • Proprietary SpyderWeb technology allows the user to visualize and control who is watching them online.
  • Flexible parental controls allow filtering or blocking of undesirable content.

RedMorph does not track, record, store, log or monitor the user's data, browsing or personal information. For more information, visit https://www.redmorph.com.


Matthew Beck Joins Touchtown

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 At 9.11.55 AMTouchtown announces that Matthew Beck has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Touchtown’s suite of resident engagement technology products improves the quality of life for residents of senior living communities across North America. Beck will be focused on building the next generation of Touchtown’s hardware and software.

Beck comes to Touchtown with more than 20 years of experience in technology development. Recently, Beck held the position of CTO for educational technology company Acatar, an affiliate of Carnegie Mellon University. At Acatar, Beck developed a core team that implemented transformative change through an agile development process. Prior to Acatar, Beck gained extensive experience in software development process improvement, data design and engineering management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

Touchtown CEO Ted Teele’s believes Beck’s background and education is ideally suited to help lead the development of future Touchtown products. “We are thrilled that Matt has joined Touchtown” said Teele. “Matt combines extraordinary technology leadership skills with strong business acumen. He is the ideal person to design and build the next generation of Touchtown’s products.”


Cygnus Manufacturing Company Earns EN 15085 Certification 

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 At 9.13.14 AMCygnus Manufacturing Company (CMC) has added EN 15085 Certification to its contract manufacturing certifications for clients in the passenger and freight transportation sectors. 

EN 15085 Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC) is being increasingly specified by customers of components, sub-assemblies and vehicles.

"Certification is rapidly becoming a pre-requisite for contract award or acceptance as an approved supplier, and the CWRVC scheme provides us with effective assessment, certification and surveillance to provide customer confidence in our welding quality management. This certification puts us in a class of only 16 domestic transportation suppliers who hold this certification" stated Jodi Ricketts, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

CMC is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485 registered contract manufacturer who provides precision machined components, fabrications and assembly services for customers in the transportation, medical device, energy, scientific instrumentation and aerospace/defense industries.


ViaWest Launches Cloud Recovery Solution

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 At 9.15.08 AMViaWest, a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider in North America, announced the launch of Cloud Recovery – DRaaS, a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution that helps protect businesses against devastating data losses by significantly simplifying how they replicate and then recover critical data.

Extended downtime and the loss of significant data often spells catastrophe for a company. According to a recent Gartner report, only 6 percent of companies survive longer than two years after a major data loss; 43 percent were immediately put out of business, and an additional 51 percent of companies closed their doors within two years of a major data loss. Gartner calculates that it costs an average company $5,600 per minute in lost revenue, contract penalties, supply-chain ripple effects, lost productivity and other costs when its network is down, which translates to more than $330,000 per hour.

ViaWest’s Cloud Recovery – DRaaS helps protect companies from incurring these costs by increasing the speed at which they can recover from an outage. The solution allows companies to quickly and easily replicate their business-critical data at a highly secure ViaWest facility – regardless of whether their production site is located on premises, at a ViaWest data center or at another provider’s data center. Get more details here.


emsCharts Launches Online Interface with ZOLL EKG Monitor/Defibrillator

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 At 9.16.06 AMemsCharts, a leading provider of clinical charting solutions for the emergency medical industry, announces the ability to pull data from the ZOLL® X Series® Monitor/Defibrillator directly into emsCharts.com.

The emsCharts EKG Import to Web allows vital sign data, wave forms, and events from the X Series to be pulled directly into the patient record on emsCharts.com. This decreases documentation time for crews and streamlines the entire data entry process. Historically, this data import ability has only been available via the emsCharts Mobile application for Windows devices. Now, EMS agencies using ZOLL's X Series® can pull critical ECG data directly into their online emsCharts ePCR via their ZOLL online account.

"We are pleased that emsCharts is providing their X Series customers this improved workflow for efficiently collecting clinical data, which can further improve patient care," said Jonathan A. Renert, President of ZOLL Medical Corporation.


Kontact Art and Compunetix Bring Video Collaboration to Panama 

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 At 9.17.47 AM (1)The Compunetix, Inc. Video Systems Division (VSD), a global leader in large-scale, carrier grade, high definition video collaboration solutions for room systems, desktop applications, and mobile devices, has partnered with Kontact Art, Panama’s premier business services consulting firm, to participate in two upcoming unified collaboration and consulting events in Panama. The first, BizFit Panama 2015, is sponsored by the Panama City Chamber of Commerce and was held on October 20 – 22. Kontact Art and Compunetix will be demonstrating the power and fluidity of the EVERGREEN video collaboration offerings.

The second event, MegaTendencias Innovations, will be held on November 19 and is targeted towards CIO-level executives and organizations identified as strategic users of collaboration technologies. Eric Murphy, the Video Systems Division Global Solutions Manager, will be on hand to speak about Cyber Security during a panel discussion.

These events mark the introduction of Compunetix offerings into the vibrant and increasingly demanding South American market.

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