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News Article | November 10, 2016
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Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a provider of agency marketing, rating and management software and services, announced today Albert Appouh as the inaugural recipient of the InsurTech Scholarship. Appouh, a full-time student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, won the $1,000 scholarship prize for his dedication to pursuing a career in the insurance industry and his outstanding academic achievements. “Congratulations to Albert Appouh, the winner of the InsurTech Scholarship!” said Laird Rixford, president of ITC. “We’re excited that the inaugural winner is someone who clearly has a passion for the future of our industry. We look forward to seeing the impact Albert’s academic and leadership skills will have on the insurance industry in the future.” Applicants were required to submit a 1,500-word essay about the impact of technology on the insurance industry over the next five years. Appouh is studying economics, applied math and computer science at Rutgers University. He is a member of the Risk Management Association, Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, and International Association of Insurance Professionals. Appouh expects to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in May 2018. For information about the 2017 InsurTech Scholarship, visit http://www.InsurTechScholarship.com for updates. Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), founded in 1983, is a leading provider of agency marketing, rating and management software and services to the insurance industry, including independent agents and insurance carriers. Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, ITC helps its customers across the United States grow their businesses and become more efficient through the philosophy of providing quality software and services. Currently, ITC serves more than 200 insurance companies and more than 6,000 agencies. For more information, visit us online at GetITC.com or follow us on Twitter.


News Article | December 9, 2016
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 7, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB/ITC) hosted the 5th annual embassy showcase, Winternational. Thirty seven embassies and over 3,000 visitors participated in the lively midday...


News Article | February 15, 2017
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ITC Service Group (“ITC”), a leading provider of broadband installation, planning, design and staffing solutions to the telecommunications and IT industries, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Clear Cell Management, Inc. (“CCM”). The acquisition of CCM allows ITC to become a turnkey provider of services to the wireless telecommunications industry. CCM, with offices in the New York, New Jersey and California, adds new service lines, clients and markets to ITC’s rapidly expanding platform of services and locations around the country. "I am pleased to announce this strategic acquisition,” said Tim Sauer, ITC’s President. “ITC has an ongoing growth strategy, and this acquisition is an important part of that plan. CCM is an outstanding addition to the ITC family. In addition to the business they bring to our portfolio, this acquisition allows us to offer the full array of wireless services to ITC’s existing telecommunications clients. Rob Bradley, CCM’s Chief Executive Officer will serve as Senior Vice President of ITC’s Wireless Division, and he brings with him a very talented team of committed professionals. With the upcoming roll out of 5G wireless networks nationwide, ITC is perfectly positioned to support these projects on a large scale, providing both fiber and wireless solutions. I have enjoyed getting to know the entire CCM team, and I look forward to the synergies we will create for our clients in the wireless sector.” “I am excited about this transaction,” added Rob Bradley. “As an integral part of the ITC family, we will continue to provide excellent service and support to our wireless clients. With the financial strength and support of ITC, and its owner Moorgate Capital Partners, our combined team will provide even more value to our wireless clients and, at the same time, drive significant expansion of new markets and services. We will be able to strengthen our subcontractor and vendor relationships and also provide employees with more opportunity. I could not be more impressed with the ITC and Moorgate teams, and the emphasis they have placed on our clients and employees throughout the integration process. Our current team will remain in place to ensure a seamless transition for our clients and stakeholders.” ITC, with headquarters near Sacramento, CA, provides technical staff augmentation, OSP / ISP design and broadband installation service solutions for the planning / design, construction management, installation / maintenance of voice, data and video networks, nationwide. ITC has offices in the west and midwest and now, with the acquisition of CCM, in the northeast as well.  ITC employees more than 700 people nationwide. Moorgate Capital Partners is an independent merchant bank and advisory firm focused on the technology, media, and communications industries.  Moorgate partners with industry leading executives and management teams to source and invest in middle market growth opportunities.  Moorgate has offices in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. CCM is a provider of outsourced services for the wireless communications industry, including planning, deployment, construction and management of network build-outs.  CCM provides wireless carriers with comprehensive real estate site acquisition and zoning services, radio frequency and network design and engineering, infrastructure equipment construction and installation, maintenance, DAS and in-building services, small cell deployment, radio transmission base station modification and project management services.


TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Great Plains, in conjunction with Mid-Kansas Electric Company (MKEC), has placed the Elm Creek-Summit high-voltage electric transmission line and the Elm Creek substation into service in central Kansas. The 60-mile, 345,000-volt (345kV)...


Fischer C.,Resources for the Future | Fox A.K.,ITC Inc
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Year: 2012

We explore conditions determining which anti-leakage policies might be more effective complements to domestic greenhouse gas emissions regulation. We consider four policies that could be combined with unilateral emissions pricing to counter effects on international competitiveness: a border charge on imports, a border rebate for exports, full border adjustment, and domestic output-based rebating. Each option faces different potential legal hurdles in international trade law; each also has different economic impacts. While all can support competitiveness, none is necessarily effective at reducing global emissions. Nor is it possible to rank order the options; effectiveness depends on the relative emissions rates, elasticities of substitution, and consumption volumes. We illustrate these results with simulations for the energy-intensive sectors of three different economies, the United States, Canada and Europe. Although most controversial, full border adjustment is usually most effective, but output-based rebating for key manufacturing sectors can achieve many of the gains. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.


News Article | November 2, 2016
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Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a provider of agency marketing, rating and management software and services, made homeowner insurance rates available via its web service-based rating API today. Through this service, agencies, carriers, lead providers and online aggregators can get rates from more than 40 homeowner carriers through a single quote request. Covered Insurance Solutions is the initial launch partner for ITC’s homeowner rating API. “Our goal is to enable an open and growing insurance market,” said Laird Rixford, president of ITC. “Offering homeowner rates via our API helps us with that goal as it allows our customers to put the rates from our system into the technology and workflows that work best for them. The insurtech space is growing, and we saw a need for this service. We’re excited to be a part of helping the insurance industry meet the demands of modern consumers.” In 2010 ITC modified its comparative rating system into a service oriented application so third parties can use the program’s features from any Internet-based system. The API delivers additional functionality, including the ability to receive different pay plans and get rates for a single agency or multiple agency/carrier relationships. In addition to homeowner insurance rates, auto insurance rates from more than 180 companies are also available via the API. Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), founded in 1983, is a leading provider of agency marketing, rating and management software and services to the insurance industry, including independent agents and insurance carriers. Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, ITC helps its customers across the United States grow their businesses and become more efficient through the philosophy of providing quality software and services. Currently, ITC serves more than 200 insurance companies and more than 6,000 agencies. For more information, visit us online at GetITC.com or follow us on Twitter.


Patent
ITC Inc | Date: 2011-08-16

A pipe cleaning apparatus for cleaning pipes or tubes includes a plurality of scrapers and a plurality of spacers secured to a shaft. Each scraper includes a scraper body with an outer perimeter defining a scraper blade adapted to contact an inner surface of a tube and at least one radial slot defined by the body. Each of the scrapers and spacers are inserted onto a cylindrical shaft. Each spacer is sandwiched between two adjacent scrapers. The scrapers are adapted to contact an inner surface of a tube or a pipe.


News Article | November 11, 2015
Site: www.reuters.com

Align had accused competitor ClearCorrect Operating LLC of infringing several patents. The ITC, which can block products from entering the United States, ordered ClearCorrect to stop transmitting digital models produced by technicians in Pakistan to its Texas manufacturing facility. Technology companies and the entertainment industry have followed the case closely because it could affect Internet transmissions and the fight against piracy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. said data is not a tangible good over which the ITC has authority. Common sense "dictates that there is a fundamental difference between electronic transmissions and 'material things,'" the court said in a 2-1 decision. Critics said the ITC overstepped its authority when it ordered the company to cease transmission of digital models, because U.S. law gives the commission authority over unfair practices "in the importation of articles." The ITC expanded its jurisdiction to say digital data is included in the definition of "articles." High-tech companies like Google Inc and other Internet-related groups said global Internet transmissions should flow unimpeded and the ITC should not be authorized to regulate them. But associations for recording artists and Hollywood film studios saw the ITC's decision as an effective tool to fight piracy, most of which happens through electronic downloads and streaming. On Tuesday, the appeals court majority said articles are material things and thus the commission has no jurisdiction over the case. ClearCorrect's lawyer Michael Myers said in an interview this was the "correct result because the ITC was never intended to be the policeman of Internet or TV transmissions or radio signals." A representative for Align could not immediately be reached for comment. Circuit Judge Pauline Newman dissented from the opinion, saying that the commission must have the power to block the latest forms of infringing technology. Align's shares were trading at $65.74, down $1.34 from Monday's close. The case at the ITC is No. 14-1527.


News Article | November 10, 2015
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Shares of Arista Networks dropped after Cisco Systems got the partial backing of staff lawyers at the U.S. International Trade Commission in a patent-infringement case over routers. On Monday, ITC staff lawyers recommended that Arista be found to have infringed two of six Cisco patents in the case. Cisco may have gained a significant advantage over Arista in Cisco's second case at the ITC, Bloomberg Intelligence reported in a note. The staff lawyers' recommendation could have some influence with ITC Judge MaryJoan McNamara, who is hearing the second of two cases Cisco brought against its smaller rival. The trial is scheduled to last through Nov. 20, with the judge issuing her findings in April. Arista closed down 2.2 percent to $68.90 in New York trading, after falling as low as $65.54 earlier in the day. Cisco was down less than 1 percent to $28.18. The first ITC case, involving the same products but different patents, had a trial in September before a different judge who is scheduled to release his findings in May. The staff in that case recommended a finding in Cisco's favor on three of five patents. Cisco is seeking to block Ethernet switches used in data centers made by Arista, which was started by former Cisco employees. The judge's findings will be reviewed by the six- member commission, which has the power to order products halted at the U.S. border if they infringe U.S. patents. Cisco claims Arista built its business on copied and stolen technology, with some technical information including the original typos. While Cisco remains a much larger company, Arista has been winning market share in one of Cisco's most important businesses: the sale of machines called Ethernet switches which are used in data centers by Internet companies, banks and other large companies. Microsoft, Facebook and eBay are among Arista's clients. Arista's switches are based on software that is designed to be easier to use and more cost effective than Cisco's IOS software, which has been almost as widely used by network administrators as Microsoft Windows is for running computers. Cisco also has filed patent- and copyright-infringement lawsuits against Arista in federal court, while Arista has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate Cisco's patents.


News Article | October 31, 2015
Site: www.financialexpress.com

A state-owned lab in Uttar Pradesh has allegedly found ITC’s Yipee noodles “sub-standard”, a charge that the company vehemently denied. The firm said standards prescribed for different category of products are being applied to its products, which comply with strict quality and hygiene norms. Food Inspector of the UP government, in a report dated August 27, 2015, stated that after testing sample of ITC’s Yipee noodles manufactured at Haridwar, it was found that “total ash of the tastemaker exceeds the maximum prescribed limit of 1 per cent… Hence, the sample is sub-standard.” ITC strongly refuted the claims, saying all its products are “manufactured in state-of-the-art, world-class facilities, complying with strict quality and hygiene norms.” “The contention raised by the food inspector is erroneous. The standards being referred to are for a separate category, Macaroni products. These cannot be applied to instant noodles which is a proprietary food,” it said. ITC said food regulator FSSAI has, in an order dated October 19, 2015, clarified to the Commissioner of Food Safety, Bihar that “instant noodles cannot be tested against the parameters prescribed for dried noodles but have to be tested against the standards stipulated for instant noodles.” First Published on October 31, 2015 9:32 am

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