News Article | April 28, 2017
When she was growing up in Portland, Olivia, who is now 22, never made the connection between her drawings–first with crayons as an elementary schooler, then moving into comics in middle and high school–and a way to support herself. Around three years ago, finding herself in a hostile living situation and needing a way to get out, she realized she didn’t really know how. “I wasn’t sure what I could do to support myself,” Olivia, who prefers not to share her last name, tells Fast Company. “I still loved making art, but I needed to do something.” A new initiative from the Portland-based nonprofit New Avenues For Youth, which supports local at-risk kids through job training and employment opportunities, turned out to be exactly what Olivia was looking for—even if she didn’t know before that such an opportunity existed. Called dfrntpigeon (“different pigeon”), it’s an apparel design firm run through New Avenues, in partnership with the local design agency AKQA. Creatively inclined youth in the New Avenues program make up the staff, who design their own T-shirts–their first collection of 2017, called Identity, was released on April 26–and take commissions from local businesses with design needs. Olivia’s detailed line drawings decorate three of the shirts in dfrntpigeon’s new collection, which retail for $26. One features a series of hands spelling out letters in ASL. For another, Olivia drew a Statue of Liberty with the head of a pigeon, surrounded by flames and linked handcuffs; for Olivia, the drawing was a way to express a sense of hope even amid the current tumultuous political climate. Sharing that message with others in such a tangible way is a new experience for her. “I never thought I’d see something I drew on a shirt, and see someone else wearing it,” she says. “It’s amazing.” As Portland’s economy, driven in large part by creatives, began to take off in the late 1990s, an inverse crisis of youth homelessness began to take root in the city. In response, a group of local business and community leaders founded New Avenues For Youth in 1997 with the idea that the local economy should make room for its youth, instead of keeping them out; since that year, it’s reached over 20,000 youth. The nonprofit offers workshops and activities for homeless youth and those at risk of homelessness, including resources tailored to LGBT youth, who make up 40% of Portland’s youth homeless population (a point-in-time count from 2015 listed the total of homeless unaccompanied youth in the city at 266). At New Avenues, youth can drop in for three meals a day; a housing department will connect them with resources, and they can earn academic credits toward their diploma or GED through an education program. The job-training program, says New Avenues enterprise director Sara Weihmann, consists of workshops and meetings with employment specialists, who either direct youth toward local opportunities, or help them start up with one of New Avenues’ proprietary enterprises. When Olivia first went through the program, she worked at Ben & Jerry’s through the business’ partnership with New Avenues; through another enterprise, New Avenues Ink, youth learn screen printing and serve a long list of local clients. Before dfrntpigeon launched around a year and a half ago as the nonprofit’s third venture, it had just been an informal drawing group made up of New Avenues youth, Olivia says. But when New Avenues brought AKQA in to brainstorm some ideas for how to translate the group’s creativity into a venture, the agency immediately made the connection between the screen printing enterprise and the design capabilities of the New Avenues youth. Last year, dfrntpigeon launched its first collection of shirts and began to take requests from local businesses. Dani, one of the earliest members of dfrntpigeon, designed a shirt for the Portland-based Deschutes Brewery as part of Portland Design Week in July. Olivia joined dfrntpigeon in the fall, and the team has been growing ever since, in number and output: It’s offered over 200 hours of mentorship and workshop instruction to over 40 youths. Weihmann says the program has brought in $15,000 in revenue since last July, all of which goes back into the nonprofit to support programming. The collaboration with AKQA has made the program’s link to Portland’s thriving creative scene even more tangible. Olivia is currently interning at AKQA, where she’s gaining experience with more aspects of the city’s design community; it’s not so hard for her to imagine that she could have a future in it, too.
News Article | May 4, 2017
As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA issued new food safety rules to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rules require those involved in transporting human and animal food by motor or rail vehicle to follow recognized best practices for sanitary transportation, including properly refrigerating food. Shippers and receivers must verify that transport units are pre-cooled prior to loading, and track temperatures during transit. They must also capture, log and share temperature monitoring data to show end-to-end compliance. In addition to providing customers with the ability to meet new FSMA requirements, Digi SafeTemps also provides an independent audit of refrigerated trailers, known as reefers. In reefers, the temperature is controlled by a refrigeration unit that creates and maintains three temperature zones (frozen, refrigerated and ambient temperature). With Digi SafeTemps technology deployed directly within each zone inside the container a real-time and accurate record verifies that the reefer unit is meeting FSMA requirements. "Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act present immediate challenges for our customers in the transportation industry," said Kevin C. Riley, chief operating officer, Digi International. "Digi SafeTemps automates temperature logging and location reporting. Our solution is unique in that it continuously measures temperature at the point of product, within the cooling system itself, providing an independent verification of a trailer's reefer equipment." "We're using SafeTemps across our entire trailer fleet to give us continuous visibility, which is leaps beyond the interval-based level of insight of competitive solutions " said Julie Trudel, operations manager, ASL Global Logistics. "It provides immeasurable value in ensuring accurate and automated reporting across our fleet and our ability to provide that insight to our customers." "The combination of the cloud-based service with the ease of installation made Digi SafeTemps an easy decision," said Joe Pfeifer, director of loss prevention and food safety, Merchants Distributors, LLC, a privately owned wholesale grocery distributor headquartered in Hickory, N.C. "Any time your business is based on shipping, you can't have your fleet sitting in the yard for technology upgrades. Digi SafeTemps was installed quickly and easily." Location-Based Real-Time Temperature Monitoring: Digi SafeTemps provides location-based, real-time temperature monitoring and alert notification. By linking positioning and temperature monitoring, the customer has complete visibility throughout the transport chain. The system can locate and monitor refrigeration units in trailer yards during preparation, as it leaves the shipper location (i.e. geo-fencing), in transit, arrival at destination, and location in the destination yard. During the course of the shipment, the system provides breadcrumbing and zone temperatures with five-minute stop detection. During transit, through integration with dispatch and telematics software, shippers and carriers are immediately alerted to any temperature event. Additionally, by placing the Digi SafeTemps gateway on the outside refrigeration unit, an LED light visibly alerts yard managers, shippers and carriers to any temperature fail event. Automated Trip and Shipment Reports: Through proactive, real-time monitoring, Digi SafeTemps provides automated and detailed trip, shipment and customer delivery reports. Information can be presented in a Digi-hosted dashboard, as well as be integrated with ERP, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Dock Management Systems (DMS), yard management systems and transport management systems. Error-Free, Precise Data to Adhere to FSMA Requirements: By eliminating manual input of temperature information, sensor-based input saves labor, eliminates potential human error and provides reliable data to verify adherence to FSMA requirements. Additionally, automated data logging and temperature tracking provides verification to product specific temperature rule sets such as the four-hour and one-hour time/temperature rule set. Digi SafeTemps follows Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) standards to provide a traceable independent audit of both reefer units and product temperatures. A subscription-based service, Digi SafeTemps is comprised of wireless sensors, gateways and software that allow temperature data to be monitored, logged, and retrieved independent of the make or model of refrigeration unit. Data transmission is able to adjust to various environments to take advantage of Bluetooth, WiFi or LTE/3G cellular networks. Hardware and software are included as part of the subscription and requires no capital expense. About Digi International Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we've helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International). To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/digi-international-introduces-digi-safetemps-for-transportation-and-logistics-300451198.html
News Article | April 19, 2017
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