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Magnificent Monday: PTC Members Making Headlines

Magnificent Monday: PTC Members Making Headlines

Article Published: February 15, 2016

Mondays aren't so bad when you've got some excellent Pittsburgh Technology Council Member news to lay your eyes on! Tobii Dynavox is on a mission to honor speech language pathologists, Identified Technologies is a finalist for and energy award, Concurrent Technologies just won an Edison Award and PieceMaker is partnering with Ford Motor Company.

Tobii Dynavox Spreads Some Love

Tobii Dynavox is on a mission to honor the Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Professionals who make a difference in the lives of so many.

Tobii Dynavox launched #That1Moment—a global appreciation campaign to honor the SLPs, OTs, and AAC Professionals who make a difference in the lives of so many. 

SLPs and OTs are some of the most hard working, passionate people out there – but they aren’t always the most appreciated. #That1Moment was designed to spread awareness about the dedication of SLPs, OTs, and AAC Professionals and also to say “thank you” for everything they do. 

Here’s how Tobii Dynavox is saying thanks:

•       A video featuring stories from real SLPs, OTs, and AAC Professionals about the life changing moments in their career when they experienced a breakthrough or saw something just click 

•       digital valentine and e-card creation tool to allow students, clients, friends, and family members to send personalized messages of gratitude 

Why Tobii Dynavox is saying thanks: 

•       Many don’t realize, but SLPs and OTs dedicate their lives to helping those who have trouble communicating 

•       These professionals work day in and day out to find creative solutions for children and students affected by challenges that make speaking and communicating difficult

•       #That1Moment was designed to say “thank you” and spread awareness about their work and passion

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Named an Edison Award Winner 

Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s (CTC’s) System for Laundry and Shower Recycle/Reuse (SYLAS-R2TM) has won a 2016 Edison Award in the energy and sustainability category. According to Edison Awards, “SYLAS-R2™ will be showcased on April 21 at the 29th Annual Edison Awards Gala in New York where Concurrent Technologies Corporation and all finalists will learn if they won a bronze, silver or gold award.” The internationally renowned Edison Awards are guided by the legacy and vision of Thomas Edison who brought an unprecedented number of innovations to the market. Today (February 11) is Edison’s birthday. 

“It’s exciting to see companies like Concurrent Technologies Corporation continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director.  “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”

According to CTC’s SYLAS-R2 project manager, TJ Piro, “Our team is proud to have designed a system that makes a significant impact on water usage by efficiently processing and recycling some 90 percent of greywater generated by large commercial, governmental or institutional users.

Identified Technologies Selected as Finalist for Prestigious Fourth Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards

Identified Technologies has been named a finalist in the ‘New Technology Development – Product’ category for the annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards.

Identified Technologies use their Proprietary Boomerang mapping drones to automate the 3-D surveying and monitoring of construction job sites. They’ve been expanding quickly throughout the energy sector, for applications including pipelines, aggregate piles, drilling, excavation, and impoundment ponds.

The Oil & Gas Awards recognize outstanding achievements made within the upstream and midstream sectors of the North American oil and gas industry. Entrants in the competition are judged by a distinguished panel of oil and gas industry leaders. Winners will be announced at the Northeast Oil & Gas Industry Summit and gala dinner on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh.

“I am grateful to accept this recognition on behalf of our talented and dedicated family at Identified Technologies. It is a blessing to work with such a gifted and positive team,” said Identified Technologies CEO Dick Zhang.

Identified Technologies has found its market niche in using self-piloting drones to quickly and accurately perform near real-time aerial site mapping and monitoring that traditionally has been done by manned helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, or ground level survey.


Ford Fans Can Customize Toy F-150 Pickups and Mustangs and Watch Them 3D Print in Store

Ford fans can soon customize their own toy F-150s and Mustangs for the coolest pickup trucks and sports cars in the toy world.

At Toy Fair New York 2016, PieceMaker Technologies is unveiling a 3-D printed toy Ford F-150, ready to race over rugged tracks and living room carpets.

“We are tremendously excited to work with Ford to bring their iconic F-150 and Mustang into the exciting world of in-store 3D printing. Ford is once again demonstrating its innovation leadership by working with PieceMaker to incorporate cutting-edge 3D technology into kids’ everyday lives,” said PieceMaker CEO Arden Rosenblatt.

At a PieceMaker kiosk, Truck fans young and old can choose their colors, chassis and one of three truck body styles (Traditional, Baja or Sport), and then experience the wonder of 3D printing their custom truck in the store right before their eyes.

“Ford is pleased to license its 3D vehicle images to PieceMaker for this unique and innovative retail launch,” said Mark Bentley, Ford Licensing Manager. “Enabling consumers to 3D print Ford vehicles at toy stores is just another example of the importance Ford places on the future of 3D printing.”

PieceMaker is finalizing its testing of the F-150 over the next month and anticipates unveiling the Mustang in early spring. Check out the website for store locations.


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