News Article | April 17, 2017
Silver Screen Insider has been a premier movie theater marketing resource for theater owners for over 20 years. Formally known as Independent Marketing Edge (IME Online), the launch of their new website was the perfect opportunity for a company rebrand. Silver Screen Insider will now reach a wider audience as well as better serve existing clients by providing up-to-date marketing tools, a movie database, industry news, games, a vendor directory and much more. For anyone in the movie theater industry, this truly is the most comprehensive resource available. Silver Screen Insider maintains an updated database of pertinent information for all new and upcoming theatrical releases, including ratings, runtimes, picture format, release patterns, box office gross information and more. It also has an industry calendar, marketing materials such as graphics for print ads and movie trailers, and a news page that publishes new release information and predictions as soon as they are available. A directory of studio contacts and trusted vendors along with their exclusive ShowTime magazine, arms owners of independent theaters with the resources necessary to run a successful business. In addition to serving theater businesses, Silver Screen Insider is a place for movie buffs to explore the world of cinema as well. Whether searching for new releases, movie news, actor filmographies or movie trivia, the site offers an abundance of information that will turn any fan into an insider. The Box Office Picks game allows members to earn points for their movie knowledge and trophies for various activities throughout the site can be collected in a user’s personalized dashboard. Located in Bozeman, MT, Silver Screen Insider serves theater owners all over the country and some international theaters as well. They can be a reached at silverscreeninsider.com.
News Article | May 17, 2017
eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration and management solutions, announced the release of NXTera™ 7.0 High Performance 3GL Middleware for OpenVMS and Linux. NXTera 7.0 includes an all JAVA broker with NAT support, JDBC database access for Entera servers, Eclipse tools for COBOL,C and C++, FORTRAN, BASIC and C# language developers; and enhancements to its generation of C# and JAVA services interfaces and clients. In addition to Linux and other Unix variants, NXTera now supports OpenVMS and can make ACMS migration or legacy modernization on that platform much easier. NXTera Workbench is now integrated into NXTware Remote for seamless agile development functionality. New server stub generators for BASIC, COBOL, C, FORTRAN and Java enable OpenVMS developers to create multi-tier, multi-language applications with both RPC and Web Services connectors. “As the third and most extensive modernization tool for OpenVMS, NXTera provides ACMS developers more agile development tools and supported on multiple platforms. NXTera continues to expand to different platforms”, says Kevin Barnes President and CEO of eCube Systems. “Extending inter-operation between newer technologies and legacy languages is key to helping drive IT innovation. In addition to making Agile development easy on OpenVMS, and enabling DevOps functionality for OpenVMS, NXTera 7 now enables developers to integrate their legacy applications on OpenVMS with other languages and contemporary operating systems. NXTera developer tools are now integrated with NXTware Remote to provide even more Eclipse development tools. These include a new Web services debugger, wsdebug; an automated IDL generation tool, defgen; and support for IBM COBOL, C#, and FORTRAN in the rpcmake IDL compiler for native stub generation. Additionally, although it does not leverage native stub generation for BASIC, NXTera 7 is the first version to officially support BASIC integration with customized stubs and implementation patterns for BASIC language application integration. With every new release, NXTera continues to expand its capabilities with new features and improved tooling. In NXTera 7 there are improvements to the integration with Eclipse Remote projects that generates C#, Visual Basic.NET, Java, or Web services connectors for C, COBOL, FORTRAN and BASIC business logic. The generated code can be used in Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse to create service interfaces to legacy business logic for use in enterprise, Web and mobile applications. NXTera 7 server runs on and is certified for the latest versions of: Linux (Redhat, Suse, Ubuntu and fedora), Windows 2003 and 2008, zOS (zLinux,) Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and HP OpenVMS. Additionally, NXTera supports both the Microsoft, IBM and Apache AXIS2 Web services application stacks. The features described in this release available in pre-release to select customer and under consulting engagements. For more information contact eCube Sales at: 866. 493.4224 Ext 1. About NXTera . NXTera is next generation multi-threaded multi-language agile middleware that is fully compatible with the highly respected Entera™ middleware platform. NXTera is widely used in Fortune 1000 companies around the world. About NXTware Remote NXTware is an Enterprise Evolution technology platform that enables legacy assets to be maintained, modernized and integrated from within Eclipse. The NXTware product family includes: NXTware IME for CORBA/RPC, NXTware Server and NXTware Remote. NXTware is available for all major UNIX operating systems, Windows, Linux, iMac and OpenVMS. About eCube Systems, L.L.C. eCube Systems helps companies maximize return on technology investment by providing development tools, legacy evolution products and consulting services that extend enterprise systems. Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies turn to eCube Systems to reduce risk, extend ROI, and increase productivity as they develop high performance solutions and consolidate existing capabilities by evolving to and integrating with contemporary Web Services. All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of eCube Systems in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Information and Press Contact:
News Article | May 15, 2017
Getting the policy commitments from government and money from investors to make them a reality is an entirely different matter. There is no shortage of good ideas for improving the prospects of conventional light water reactors, small modular reactors using similar technologies, and advanced reactors which have multiple technological roadmaps. The problem is that all of them are contending for investor funding, government R&D support, and licensing reform. The cruel fact of the matter is that no reactor vendor is going to get an order for one of their units from a utility unless they can prove the design is safe and can be operated at a profit. Success factors also include having a reliable supply chain that can meet NQA-1 standards, a skilled workforce to build the units, a common sense and cost sensitive regulatory environment, and trained operators to run the reactors once built. One of the reasons the Westinghouse projects in Georgia and South Carolina are in so much trouble is that after 30 years of benign neglect by the Department of Energy, none of these success factors were in place when the projects broke ground. How many undergraduate engineering students are going to switch out of the nuclear field after learning about the financial disaster visited on these projects by mismanagement at Toshiba and Westinghouse? There are multiple reasons for the decades of neglect of the nuclear industry, but two of them are that the green wing of the Democratic party favors solar and wind power due to their “lifestyle” appeal to voters and the Republican party, which has long since been captured by the oil and gas industry, sees nuclear energy as a competitive threat. However, now we are faced with scientific evidence that the earth is warming caused by increased CO2 emissions from fossil energy fuel combustion processes. To “decarbonize” the various energy using sectors of our economy will require a renewed commitment to nuclear energy. It makes no sense to put electric cars on the road if their power comes from coal-fired power plants. The executive branch of the federal government is ill-prepared for this challenge with the Department of Energy headed by former Texas Governor Rick Perry who famously said he wanted to eliminate DOE in a 2011 presidential debate but couldn’t remember its name. Unlike other recent secretaries of energy with PhDs, like Steven Chu, who held a Nobel Prize in physics, and Ernest Moniz, who led MIT nuclear energy programs, Perry has an undergraduate degree in animal husbandry. Perry’s campaign position is consistent with the ‘search & destroy’ profiles of other Trump cabinet appointments like Scott Pruitt at EPA who has made no bones about his plans to tear the agency apart. At Interior Ryan Zinke has made clear he intends to promote coal mining and natural gas drilling in direct contradiction of things like national park boundaries. Finally, many key posts at DOE remain unfilled by Perry. Taken together it is difficult if not impossible to see any hope of clarity regarding nuclear energy from the executive branch. Congress may be a source of support, but without a viable agency to execute programs with their funding in place, it may be the U.S. nuclear energy industry is facing a dark and uncertain future at least where the federal government is concerned. The problem is similarly acute in the UK where a precipitous drive to exit from relationships with the European Union is turning relationships with Euratom on its head. That said people are speaking up. Here are a series of brief summary reports of industry views on what needs to be done to put the nuclear energy industry in the US and the UK in gear to address the challenge of decarbonization of our energy use. US Must Expand Nuclear to Maintain Global Influence A country’s nuclear energy expertise is a significant element of its geopolitical influence and, along with other clean energy technologies, is essential to meeting global clean energy demands and addressing climate challenges, the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) says in its fourth and final policy memo. The expansion of nuclear development outside the United States and Europe is shifting influence toward nations that have not been known as leaders in nuclear governance, like Russia and China. Traditional nuclear leaders like the United States and its allies must bolster their role as nuclear suppliers in order to continue influencing regulatory and security norms, the report states. Kenneth Luongo, president of the Partnership for Global Security (PGS) discussed U.S. position at a press conference in Washington, D.C. “The control of market share translates into the power to create nuclear governance rules and prevent commercial competition from eroding vital safety, security and nonproliferation standards.” Chart Notes: For the US, the three planned nuclear reactors are far from done deals. They are DTE’s Fermi III, Dominion’s North Anna III, and Duke’s William States Lee plants. All have received NRC licenses. However, given the financial troubles faced by reactors now under construction in Georgia and South Carolina, it could be a long time before any other utility in the U.S. decides to proceed with a full size nuclear reactor regardless of the vendor. India’s commitments are problematic since 12 of the 20 planned units are supposed to be supplied by Areva and Westinghouse, and neither vendor is anywhere near able to break ground. GNI also recommends that the current framework of governance evolve into one that is forward-looking and can handle the particular challenges that the next few decades will present, including effectively involving newcomer nations, guiding emerging suppliers and combating climate change. The think tank said in its statement that traditional nuclear suppliers … have primarily written the current rules. But they are in the process of losing ground on nuclear commerce to Russia and soon China. These are very serious issues for the entire global community. Nuclear operation and supply are special responsibilities. And, radiation does not respect borders. Standards must be strong. “An aggressive and effective response to these new realities—strengthening, unifying, and when necessary, expanding the nuclear governance system—is essential for nuclear power to continue to play a vital role in meeting the increasing global need for carbon-free energy in the 21st Century,” GNI says. Part of this effort will involve not only developing and deploying advanced reactor technology, but also working to preserve the current nuclear plants. “To increase its market share and thereby preserve its ability to shape the global use of nuclear technology, the United States must have both a strong domestic nuclear power program and an aggressive nuclear trade and export program,” NEI President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Korsnick said at the conference. “However, preserving the existing fleet is also fundamental to achieve these goals. Without the existing fleet and the associated infrastructure it will be increasingly difficult for technological innovation to occur, or to maintain a robust supply chain for our nuclear navy.” To achieve these goals, GNI recommends the development of diverse coalitions that include governments, international institutions, the industry, nonproliferation experts, environmental specialists and other stakeholders. As a joint project of the Nuclear Energy Institute and PGS that drew together a diverse range of experts, GNI is a positive example of what these innovative partnerships can do. US Nuclear Industry Calls For Action On ‘Outdated And Costly’ Regulatory Regime (NucNet) The US nuclear industry has called for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “outdated and costly” regulatory regime to be updated. In testimony to the House appropriations committee’s energy and water development subcommittee on May 3, 2017. Nuclear Energy Institute president and chief executive officer Maria Korsnick said the need for Congressional action on regulatory reform has become more urgent as utilities consider using accident tolerant fuel and NRC applications are being submitted for certification of small modular reactor designs, which will be deployed in the mid-2020s. She said developers of advanced non-light-water reactors are beginning to deal with the NRC as they look to deploy their technologies around 2030. She said the industry wanted an urgent review of accident tolerant fuel and advanced reactor programs, and funding for federal research and development efforts that promote new technologies and innovation. Ms Korsnick also called for licensing the proposed Yucca Mountain deep geologic repository and construction of a consolidated interim storage facility. Ms Korsnick’s testimony is online: http://bit.ly/2qHz6PY Engineering Association Calls For UK To Focus On SMR Development (NucNet) The UK should focus on developing small modular reactors (SMRs) to secure the country’s nuclear industry post-Brexit, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME). The report says SMRs could present the UK with export opportunities and return the country to the international nuclear reactor supply arena. The report outlines possible routes the government could take to leaving the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) regarding issues such as safeguards, nuclear cooperation agreements, research and development, and regulation. The IME is calling for the UK to develop its own safeguarding office, to ensure the country conforms to international rules on safety and non-proliferation, but says the UK should remain an associate member of Euratom for the specific purpose of R&D. Jenifer Baxter, head of energy and environment for the IME and lead author of the report, said in a May 5, 2017 statement that the UK’s departure from the EU and Euratom is likely to be “complicated and difficult”, but it also presents the country with an opportunity to “reshape its nuclear industry and once again become a world-leading innovator in nuclear technology”. EDF Hopes For UK-Style Subsidies For New Nuclear Plants In France (NucNet) French state-owned utility EDF hopes for UK-style subsidies for the construction of new nuclear plants in France and expects that president-elect Emmanuel Macron’s plan to reduce the share of nuclear in the French power mix is a “long-term” plan. EDF chief financial officer Xavier Girre said EDF was hoping to convince the Macron government to introduce state subsidies for new nuclear plants, modelled on the contracts for difference (CfD) scheme under which EDF is planning to build two EPR nuclear units at Hinkley Point in England. EDF has signed a CfD with the British government under which it can sell power at £92.5/MWh for 35 years. The Hinkley Point project will cost £18bn (€21bn, $23bn). If the market price is above that level, EDF refunds the difference, if it is below that level it receives a top-up. According to the World Nuclear Association, France has 58 nuclear reactors operated by Electricite de France (EdF), with a total capacity of 63.2 GWe, supplying 436 TWh of electricity in 2014, 77.5% of the total generated there (IEA data). As a result of the 1974 decision, France now claims a substantial level of energy independence and almost the lowest cost electricity in Europe. It also has an extremely low level of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity generation, since over 90% of its electricity is nuclear or hydro. The problem France faces is that starting in 2021 32 of its 58 operating reactors will begin to hit the 40 year mark. The end of the the 2020s, all of France’s older 900 MW units will be 40 years old. Planning an affordable succession for these units is a major challenge that must be met starting now. Mr Girre said EDF also wanted to talk to the new government about the ARENH (‘Regulated Access to Incumbent Nuclear Electricity’) mechanism under which currently it is forced to sell up to 25% of its nuclear output to competitors as part of measures to improve competition in the retail power market. “We consider that it is necessary and fair to reform the ARENH mechanism to prevent it from being as biased as it is today,” he said.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Prior to DDN, Barton was lead architect for the High Performance Data Division (HPDD) at Intel Corporation, where he created some of the world's most innovative storage architectures, leveraging object storage, NVMe, distributed file systems, multi-core processors and 3D XPoint. Before Intel, Barton was co-founder and CTO of Whamcloud, the main development arm behind the open-source Lustre file system, which was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2012. Prior to that Barton designed and built one of the first commercially available distributed file systems, actively contributed to the development of advanced networking protocols for technical computing, and implemented the Lustre Networking Layer (LNET). Tweet this: Industry visionary Eric Barton joins @ddn_limitless as CTO for Software-Defined #Storage - http://bit.ly/2r6AlbP #HPC "Eric is a true thought leader in distributed and high-performance storage, one of the very finest in the industry, and we are fortunate to have him join the team," said Robert Triendl, SVP for sales, marketing and field services. "With the advent of technologies such as NVMe and 3D XPoint, and innovations in device technologies and storage fabrics, the market for elastic storage solutions is undergoing dramatic changes. As the leader in scalable storage systems with thousands of mission critical customers, DDN is uniquely positioned for a significant expansion of our addressable market." DDN's appointment of Barton and other recent initiatives aimed at accelerating the expansion of its IME software-defined storage product family exemplify the company's long-term commitment to lead in the creation and delivery of innovative storage solutions for AI, Machine Learning, Enterprise, Cloud and Technical Computing. Available today as both software-only and appliance servers, IME is a scale-out, flash-native storage solution that solves I/O bottlenecks and accelerates applications and workflows in a reliable and cost-effective fashion. IME provides predictable, scalable performance at a fraction of the cost of conventional storage solutions. "During the past years, DDN has developed a remarkable set of core technologies for scalable storage systems based on flash and non-volatile memory (NVM)," Barton said. "I am excited to join the extremely talented team at DDN and help drive the company's efforts in building a family of elastic, NVM-based storage products that will bring these technologies to a broader enterprise and cloud market." About DDN DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For more than 18 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. Organizations leverage the power of DDN storage technology and the deep technical expertise of its team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at the largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner. DDN customers include many of the world's leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers. For more information, go to www.ddn.com or call 1-800-837-2298. ©2017 All rights reserved. DDN Storage, DDN and IME are trademarks owned by DataDirect Networks. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ddn-names-industry-visionary-eric-barton-as-cto-for-software-defined-storage-300461911.html
News Article | February 23, 2017
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Conductive Ink Markets 2017-2027: Forecasts, Technologies, Players" report to their offering. This report provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the conductive inks and paste market, giving detailed ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and material type. The market forecasts are given in tonnage and value at the ink level. It also includes critical reviews of all the competing conductive inks and paste technologies including firing-types pastes, PTFs, silver nanoparticles, stretchable inks, IME inks, copper, and more. This report also gives fact-based and insightful analysis of all the existing and emerging target applications. For target applications, it provides an assessment and/or forecast of the addressable markets, key trends and challenges, latest results and prototype/product launches, and the analyst's insight on the market potential. We provide a detailed analysis of at least 17 existing and emerging application sectors including silicon solar cells, UF/UHF RFID tags, touch screen edge electrodes, automotive, in-mould electronics, e-textiles, 3D antennas, 3D printed electronics, desktop PCB printers, ITO replacement, OLED lighting and others. For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8z59g8/conductive_ink
News Article | February 23, 2017
Dublin, Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Conductive Ink Markets 2017-2027: Forecasts, Technologies, Players" report to their offering. This report provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the conductive inks and paste market, giving detailed ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and material type. The market forecasts are given in tonnage and value at the ink level. It also includes critical reviews of all the competing conductive inks and paste technologies including firing-types pastes, PTFs, silver nanoparticles, stretchable inks, IME inks, copper, and more. This report also gives fact-based and insightful analysis of all the existing and emerging target applications. For target applications, it provides an assessment and/or forecast of the addressable markets, key trends and challenges, latest results and prototype/product launches, and the analyst's insight on the market potential. We provide a detailed analysis of at least 17 existing and emerging application sectors including silicon solar cells, UF/UHF RFID tags, touch screen edge electrodes, automotive, in-mould electronics, e-textiles, 3D antennas, 3D printed electronics, desktop PCB printers, ITO replacement, OLED lighting and others. Conductive inks and paste business: everything is changing The conductive inks and pastes market will reach over $1.7b in 2027 at current metal prices. Micro-sized silver conductive pastes will dominate the market, controlling nearly the entire market in 2017. Silver nanoparticles will however become increasingly competitive, finding use in a range for emerging applications sectors to become an $80m market by 2027. Copper will remain a comparatively immature technology but will achieve limited success as novel curing systems are installed to open the door to copper ink sales. The solar panel industry will be 1.4 k tonne market in 2017 for screen-printed firing-type conductive pastes. At the paste level, a new group of suppliers will soon come to dominate this business whilst at the powder level the users will force through a more diversified supplier base. The touch screen edge electrode market will continue its decline. The linewidth-over-spacing (L/S) has decreased to 20/20, pushing screen printing with standard PTFs beyond its limits and opening the door to photocurable pastes. Etching-based techniques will find additional opportunities as the bezel is further narrowed whilst standard PTTs will retain some share in the low-cost end of the market. Sensors such as car occupancy sensors, printed piezoresistive sensors and some versions of glucose sensors will remain a substantial niche market for conductive pastes, as will the automotive sector with its mixed grouping of stagnant traditional and high-growth emerging applications. HF and UHF RFID antenna markets will grow but will see the relative market share of ink types transform over the coming decade. 3D antennas made using aerosol printing will continue gaining traction. This approach will compete head-on with MID (molded interconnect devices) techniques and will become a substantial player in the consumer electronics market. Metal mesh as an ITO alternative will make slow inroads despite the pending consolidation period in the TCF industry, creating demand for silver nanoparticle used in filling or printing fine lines. New markets will emerge and create new performance requirements. In-mould electronics will demand inks that can stretch and survive the thermoforming/molding process. Electronic textiles will require inks that are truly stretchable and withstand repeated washing cycles. 3D printed electronics and desktop PCB printers will need the high conductivity and low temperature inks to open vast new prototyping possibilities for 3D printers and circuit designers. All these markets are poised for rapid growth provided technology innovations can satisfy the market pull. Ten-year market projections split by application. Please contact us for the exact values. Note that ink selling prices have declined thanks to a decline in raw metal prices but also pressured margins, resulting in a decrease in our revenue forecasts. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary And Conclusions 2. Conductive Inks And Pastes 3. Silver Nanoparticle Production Methods 4. Copper Inks And Paste 5. Conductive Pastes In The Photovoltaic Market 6. Automotive 7. 3D Printed Electronics 8. Touch Panel Edge Electrodes 9. Conductive Inks In RFID 10. Printed And Flexible Sensors 11. 3D Antennas And Conformal Printing On Curved Surfaces 12. Thermoformed Or In-Mould Electronics 13. Stretchable Inks For Electronic Textiles 14. Stretchable Conductive Inks In Flexible And/Or Stretchable Circuit Boards 15. Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing And Prototyping 16. Ito Replacement (Transparent Conducting Films) 17. Conductive Pens 18. Mobile Phone Digitizers - First High-Volume Market For Silver Nanoparticle Inks? 19. Oled Lighting Market 20. Large Area Led Lighting Arrays 21. Printed Thin Film Transistors 22. Printed Memories 23. Emi Shielding Using Conductive Inks 24. Metamaterials And Engineered Structures Using Conductive Inks 25. E-Readers 26. Other Nascent Application Ideas 27. Company Interviews 28. Company Profiles For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q3zlnh/conductive_ink About Research and Markets Research and Markets is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.
News Article | February 15, 2017
eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration and management solutions, announced the latest release of NXTware Remote™ 4.6.4 Agile Development Environment for OpenVMS. The new release now provides agile developers access to SCA – Source Code Analyzer feature to help developers do impact analysis on their code. The SCA module is part of the DEC tool kit LSE (Language Sensitive Editor) and interfaces with most OpenVMS compilers. The NXTware Remote SCA functions include preparing the SCA library, collecting analysis data with the compilers during compile with interfaces for COBOL, FORTRAN, BASIC and Pascal language integration; and enhancements to its support of the Pascal editor. In addition to SCA, the new version of NXTware Remote adds additional source control library features like the CMS ANNOTATE function as well as a view for the CMS SHOW HISTORY command. More updates are planned this year include the addition of an audit service, and creation of a new NXTware Remote Test Server to enable automated deployment across the enterprise. “As more and more developers adopt NXTware Remote for agile development on OpenVMS, we developing even more functionality for the needs of the developers. Providing 3GL impact analysis from within Eclipse is another important step in evolving the legacy development environment with modern tools”, says Robert Doyle, Chief Architect of eCube Systems. “Extending inter-operation between newer technologies and legacy languages is key to helping drive IT innovation. With every new release, NXTware Remote continues to expand its capabilities with new features and improved tooling. In the latest release there are improvements to the integration of OpenVMS and linux deployment tools within Eclipse. NXTware Remote is certified for the latest versions of: Linux (Redhat, Suse, Ubuntu and fedora), zOS (zLinux,) Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and HP OpenVMS. Additionally, NXTware Remote supports both the Microsoft, IBM and Apache AXIS2 Web services application stacks. The features described in this release available in pre-release to select customer and under consulting engagements. For more information contact eCube Sales at: 866. 493.4224 Ext 1. About NXTware Remote NXTware is an Enterprise Evolution technology platform that enables legacy assets to be maintained, modernized and integrated from within Eclipse. The NXTware product family includes: NXTware IME for CORBA/RPC, NXTware Server and NXTware Remote. NXTware is available for all major UNIX operating systems, Windows, Linux, iMac and OpenVMS. About eCube Systems, L.L.C. eCube Systems helps companies maximize return on technology investment by providing development tools, legacy evolution products and consulting services that extend enterprise systems. Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies turn to eCube Systems to reduce risk, extend ROI, and increase productivity as they develop high performance solutions and consolidate existing capabilities by evolving to and integrating with contemporary Web Services. All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of eCube Systems in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 21, 2017
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Medical Evaluators (CME) announced that it has partnered with Muirlands Capital and Centerfield Capital Partners in raising growth capital. CME is a leading provider of qualified medical examination (QME), independent medical examination (IME), and medical expert services for the legal and insurance industries headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Securing this partnership is instrumental to executing our strategic growth plans. With access to institutional capital, CME is now in an advantageous position enjoyed by few of our industry peers,” said Dr. Gabor Vari, CME Chief Executive Officer. “I am very excited to partner with Muirlands Capital and Centerfield Capital Partners.” Richard Lobo, Managing Partner of Muirlands Capital, added, “CME’s demonstrated ability to provide superior service to its rapidly growing group of affiliated doctors has positioned them as the best-in-class provider in their industry. We look forward to working with Dr. Vari and the CME management team on numerous growth initiatives, including strategic acquisitions, geographic expansion and incremental service offerings.” CME was represented by investment bank JMP Securities and received legal advice from Barton, Klugman and Oetting. Ice Miller provided legal advice to the investor group. California Medical Evaluators (CME) is a leading provider of qualified medical examination (QME), independent medical examination (IME), and medical expert services headquartered in West Los Angeles, Calif. CME’s broad network of qualified physician experts performs over 3,500 medical examinations annually. Founded in 2010 by physicians, CME has become a leader in the Calif. QME market while also providing IME services, fitness for duty evaluations, and disability evaluations for the legal and insurance industries. More information about CME can be found at www.calmedeval.com or by calling (888)-853-7944. Muirlands Capital LLC is a San Diego-based middle market private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented businesses across industry sectors in partnership with experienced operating executives. The firm was formed in 2014 by Richard Lobo, who had previously spent over 20 years at CHS Capital LLC, a prominent Chicago-based private equity firm, where he co-led the firm's Business Services efforts. For more information, please contact Richard at RLobo@MuirlandsCapital.com or (858)-352-6884. Centerfield Capital Partners is a leading provider of subordinated debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies. Centerfield works closely with financial sponsors, management teams and business owners who seek mezzanine and equity financing to grow companies. Founded in 1998, Centerfield has invested in 50 companies and currently manages in excess of $300 million. For more information, please visit www.centerfieldcapital.com or call (317)-237-2323.
News Article | February 28, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zeality, the industry’s first immersive Media platform to bridge the gap between VR content, social engagement, and commerce, has introduced a new virtual reality (VR), 360 Video platform, called the Immersive Media Engine (IME). The next generation of mobile virtual reality applications is complex, with extreme constraints and challenging requirements that must be met in order for the application to be truly immersive. The new IME is designed to help media driven organizations easily integrate Immersive Media (VR, 360° photos and videos) experiences into their own iOS and Android applications. The Immersive Media Engine is available immediately through Zeality. Zeality leverages strong strategic partnerships with production companies, tech corporations, infrastructure organizations, and more, to create multi-directional engagement with a variety of audiences through these experiences. Our customers include innovative brands like the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Reebok and others, who are all working to deliver on the promise of immersive media. “ Immersive Media represents a new paradigm for how we interact with the world, and we’re excited to help media driven companies and developers efficiently deliver compelling and high-quality experiences on their applications,” stated Dipak M. Patel, co-founder and CEO at Zeality. “ With the Immersive Media Engine we are providing a set of advanced tools and technologies to empower and enable every media driven organization in the world to create, deliver and proliferate immersive premium content.” In addition to the media driven company’s, Zeality is also working directly with key partners in the mobile application development market to bring advanced technology and development solutions to market. By working directly with the mobile app developers we are able to integrate innovative new features directly onto the mobile ecosystem. " Our partners are always looking for innovative and efficient ways to drive engagement and sponsorship opportunities," stated Gabe Smallman, President at Adept Mobile. " By working with Zeality we are bringing other quality features and technologies, like Re/Lives, to our native mobile platform. We are really excited to help bring this Immersive Media experience to our partners." The core of the Immersive Media Engine consists of a number of innovative and viral features built upon a robust cloud platform. Zeality’s core services include: uploading, hosting, video transcoding, adaptive bitrate streaming, and featuring content. Along with our core services, the IME includes a number of revolutionary features, including: Re/Lives, the Zeality 360° player, and sharing capabilities. All of these features are designed to bring additional value to your content and deepen engagement with your audiences. The IME is customizable, flexible, easy to integrate, and co-exists with other SDKs in your applications. In addition to its robust feature set, the IME leverages an easy to use Management Console, where content creators and publishers can directly manage and measure the effectiveness of their content. The IME’s built in rules engine enables our customers to manage the publishing, curation of, and control access to, their content. The first available integration option provides the developer a binary framework which consists of prebuilt, customizable views that allow for rapid integration. The integration provides a seamless user experience, initiated with a single tap by the user. The Immersive Media Engine is now available, making the Immersive Media experience a reality. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.zeality.co. Zeality Inc. is the leading provider of innovative cloud solutions for delivering immersive media content across all connected devices. The company offers a full suite of products and services that will help you define the use of immersive media, determine the value of the medium and develop repeatable, scalable models for using VR and 360 videos in your iPhone and Android applications. Zeality is available in both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. For more information, please visit http://zeality.co/.
News Article | February 28, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and Zeality Inc. announced today the arrival of an innovative and unique 360-degree, VR fan experience that will allow fans to get a closer, in-depth look at the action, thus enhancing the fan experience. The two companies collaborated to design and implement an immersive and engaging experience for Sharks fans around the world. The Sharks Immersive media experience will be available in the Spring of 2017 through the San Jose Sharks app. The Sharks app is available for download now in the Apple and Google Play app stores by searching San Jose Sharks or visit sjsharks.com/app. “We are pleased to find in Zeality a partner that aligns with our core values and methodologies to undertake this unique opportunity,” stated Flavil Hampsten, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at the San Jose Sharks. “The mobile strategy of the Sharks is to provide fans with an app that not only delivers game-day functionality but also exclusive and innovative content. Zeality’s cutting-edge approach allows us to deliver an experience unlike any other in Sports.” The San Jose Sharks virtual reality experience is designed with the Immersive Media Engine technology, spearheaded by Zeality. Zeality’s Immersive Media Engine (IME) is the industry’s most complete cloud based platform, offering a full suite of socially engaging and viral features for VR and 360° content. This new functionality will give fans a unique insight into the San Jose Sharks, the SAP Center and more. Fans will be able to virtually walk through the Shark head and experience skating onto the ice before the home game; or get an in-depth look into the locker room and how the team prepares for a game. Fans will also be able to record and share their viewing experience within 360 and VR content by way of Zeality’s Re/Lives technology. “The Immersive Media arena is evolving into an ecosystem that fans around the world can experience,” stated Dipak M. Patel, co-founder and CEO at Zeality. “Our capabilities combined with the content and deep fan base of the Sharks presents a fantastic opportunity to boost the overall experience Sharks fans can get. We are thrilled to work with the San Jose Sharks to make the vision of Immersive Media a reality.” The Zeality Immersive Media Engine (IME) is a suite of tools to help media driven organizations seamlessly integrate Immersive Media (VR, 360° photos and videos) experiences into their own iOS and Android applications. The core of the Immersive Media Engine consists of a number of innovative and viral features built upon a robust cloud platform. Zeality’s core services include: uploading, hosting, video transcoding, adaptive bitrate streaming, and featuring content. In addition to its core services, the IME includes a number of revolutionary features, including: Re/Lives, the Zeality 360° player, and sharing capabilities. All of these features are designed to bring additional value to your content and deepen engagement with your audiences. The IME is customizable, flexible, easy to integrate, and co-exists with other SDKs in your applications. In addition to its robust feature set, the IME leverages an easy to use Management Console, where content creators and publishers can directly manage and measure the effectiveness of their content. The IME’s built in rules engine enables our customers to manage the publishing, curation and control access of their content. The Immersive Media Engine is now available, making the Immersive Media experience a reality. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.zeality.co. The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) and the reigning Western Conference Champions. As members of the NHL’s Pacific Division, the team plays its home games at SAP Center at San Jose. The Sharks were founded as an expansion team in 1991 and made their NHL debut in the 1991-92 season. To date, the Sharks have won six division titles and made the playoffs in 18 of their first 24 seasons, including 11 the last 12 years. 2016 marked the first time in franchise history that the team made it to the Stanley Cup Final. Zeality Inc. is the leading provider of innovative cloud solutions for delivering immersive media content across all connected devices. The company offers a full suite of products and services that will help you define the use of immersive media, determine the value of the medium and develop repeatable, scalable models for using VR and 360° videos in your iPhone and Android applications. The company leverages strong strategic partnerships with production companies, technology corporations, infrastructure organizations, and more, to create multi-directional engagement with a variety of audiences through immersive experiences. Our customers include innovative brands like the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Reebok and others, who are all working to deliver on the promise of Immersive Media. Zeality is available in both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. For more information, please visit http://zeality.co/.