News Article | February 15, 2017
“Marian provides competitive solutions for the LED/lighting industry,” states Gene Witchger, President of Marian Inc. “The diverse solutions we provide for LED/lighting applications are cost efficient and superior.” Marian supplies die-cut and converted flexible components for the LED market. Utilizing unique and efficient die cutting and laminating techniques, Marian works with the customer from prototype to full production in providing high quality lighting solutions. Marian works closely with suppliers including Luminit and 3M to ensure the customer receives high quality and cost effective materials for their application. Common materials include flame barrier materials, thermally conductive PSAs and gap fillers, conductive inks, materials for IP rated enclosures, and UL 94 certified materials. “The LED components we manufacture stem from various industries including medical, outdoor lighting, and commercial,” explains Witchger. “Our parts meet tough design requirements, and we are committed to recommending the best materials for each application.” Marian engineers are all too familiar with converting LED/lighting materials, as LED lighting applications make up about 1/3 of their business. Common applications within LED assemblies include thermal management, light diffusers and reflectors, venting/pressure equalization, insulation, and IP65 rated sealing. Visit Marian at booth #629 at Strategies in Light in Anaheim CA February 28 – March 2 2017.
News Article | February 22, 2017
Crime is up nationwide. So says the FBI's annual crime report, as well as a recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice. But while most of the attention is focused on terrorism and homicide, home invasions and burglaries are fast becoming a serious concern for many Americans. Safe experts, Precision Lock and Safe, of Floral Park New York, have developed a Top 7 list to keep your home burglary-free. 1. Use deadbolts on all exterior doors. They’re not only very difficult to bypass, they also add precious seconds to any burglary attempt, which alone may be enough to dissuade would-be home invaders. 2. Get a safe with a UL TL-15 rating or higher. They’re super strong, very difficult to crack and are also insured, in some cases, for up to $100,000. 3. Trim trees, bushes, shrubs and hedges, all around the perimeter of your house. Burglars often go unnoticed. That’s because they hide. Sometimes right on your property. Make it difficult, or impossible, for them to do so. 4. Don’t advertise your goods. Displaying your shiny wears for any passerby to see is a surefire way to attract a theft. Draw the curtains, and keep them drawn. 5. Don’t share news about your newly acquired assets on social media. Friends can be jealous, or criminal. Stories of thefts, following “bling”-related Facebook postings, are on the rise. 6. Indoor and outdoor light timers can help create the impression of occupancy, even when no one is home. These are especially useful if you often get home late. Burglars prefer to strike when they believe no one is home. 7. Invest in a good home security system, and place the company’s decal in a highly visible outdoor area. Home security companies are anti-burglary professionals. You are not. Burglars prefer not to deal with anti-burglary pros. Additionally, today’s security systems both record video and send an immediate alert once there’s any movement on your property. Follow these 7 steps and you’ll keep the burglars away for good. For more tips and ideas, visit http://www.precisionlockandsafe.com. The Precision Lock and Safe company is owned and operated by security experts, and brothers, Dov and Elaad Israeli. The company is located on Long Island, in Floral Park, New York, and serves Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk counties, and surrounding areas. Their security expertise is often sought by the nation’s top media outlets, including The New York Times and ABC News.
News Article | March 2, 2017
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African researchers developing the world’s largest machine for producing aircraft parts using lasers to melt powdered titanium are in talks with Airbus and Boeing, with the first commercial application expected in 2019. Officially launched in 2011 and backed by government, the Aeroswift research project last year produced its first three demonstrator parts – a pilot’s throttle lever, a condition lever grip which is part of the throttle assembly, and a fuel tank pylon bracket, in a digital process known as 3D printing, or additive layer manufacturing. Increasingly adopted by the automotive, aerospace and military industries as a cheaper way of making complex parts, the new manufacturing process could save millions of dollars on fuel and production costs as aircraft makers replace aluminum bodies with lighter materials such as titanium alloys. "How best to commercialize the process is a discussion we are currently having with the Aeroswift partners and relevant government agencies," said Simon Ward, Airbus's vice president for international cooperation in Toulouse. Ward said Airbus was in talks with Aeroswift and the South African government to ensure the project was commercially successful and created jobs in South Africa, where unemployment runs above 25 percent. Airbus, which already sources parts for its A400M military transport aircraft from South Africa, has been offering Aeroswift support in terms of consulting, benchmark information and advice on what type of aircraft components to focus on, Ward said. South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in partnership with local aerospace firm Aerosud Innovation Centre, say access to vast titanium reserves as well as pioneering the world’s largest titanium powder-based 3D printing machine should give them a competitive edge. South Africa ranks fourth in world titanium reserves, behind leader China, Australia and India, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "Our machine is unique and the only one in the world,” said Hardus Greyling, Aeroswift's contract coordinator who works at the CSIR's laser center. “We have developed new technologies and patents which allows us to upscale the additive process to go significantly faster and significantly larger than other systems." During proof of concept trials, the machine achieved production speeds up to 10 times faster than currently available commercial laser melting machines, he said. Its production chamber's volume measures up to 2 meters by 600 millimeters by 600 mm – about four times larger than the biggest commercial machines currently available, which operate at dimensions of 600 mm by 500 mm by 400 mm, said Greyling. Terry Wohlers, president of U.S.-based industry consultancy Wohlers Associates, said after initial doubts his optimism for the project was rekindled when learning that the first parts demonstrated would be in test flights this year. "It looks like the people at Aerosud and CSIR are on track and making very good progress toward carving out a slice of what is set to become a 3D printing market valued at tens of billions of dollars," he told Reuters. South Africa has a long established defense and aerospace industry centered on state-owned group Denel SOC [DENSC.UL] and also exports various components including antennae and seat frames for use in commercial jets.
News Article | February 20, 2017
LONGMONT, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terralux, a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial LED lighting and building control products, announces the expansion of the DRV LED retrofit product line. The DRV now features three models: DRVL for low output applications, the DRV, and the DRVH for high output applications. The latest model, DRVL, is designed to replace either a single 13 watt CFL bulb or a single 18 watt CFL bulb inside existing commercial downlights. The DRVL features a rapid-installation process without requiring connection to an external ballast or driver, and provides up to 800 lumens. These fixtures are most typically found in hotels, medical buildings, educational facilities, multifamily buildings, and offices in high run commercial common areas like hallways. The DRVH models are high-output LED downlight retrofit kits, designed to replace up to a 100 watt HID inside existing commercial downlights. The DRVH features both 120/277VAC electrical connection as well as 0-10V dimming system, and up to 3000 lumens. The DRVH installs quickly into existing downlights and features a 10 year, 24/7 operation warranty. These fixtures are typically found in commercial common areas like airports, convention centers, shopping malls, lecture halls and sports arenas. “The expansion of the DRV LED retrofit kits allows more buildings to break the bulb cycle with dependable and dramatic energy savings,” said Mark Liston, vice president of sales at Terralux. “The DRV expansion allows our customers to turn old fixtures brand-new at compelling payback intervals relative to the upfront cost of new fixtures.” All models are ENERGY STAR® and UL retrofit certified for field installation in most commercial downlight fixtures, which qualifies them for utility rebates. The DRVL models have a five year warranty, and the DRV and DRVH models have a 10 year warranty, even in nonstop, 24/7 commercial operation. For more information and to request a sample, please visit terralux.com or contact us at email@example.com. Founded in Boulder, Colorado, Terralux has been designing and manufacturing LED lighting and building intelligence solutions since 2003. Terralux technology can be found in: multifamily, hospitality, education, office, municipal and retail buildings. Terralux true retrofit solutions are easy to install, highly reliable, and economical. The Terralux IP portfolio consists of nearly 100 U.S. and foreign patents, issued or pending.
News Article | February 15, 2017
HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that the enclosures used in its prime power and standby generators have been certified by a classifying engineering firm to withstand winds of up to 180 miles per hour (MPH). “With this certification, companies in areas where extreme winds occur can have even greater confidence in the strength and stability of our generator enclosures,” said HIPOWER SYSTEMS President Rafael Acosta. “Although high winds are normally associated with major storms, such as tornadoes or hurricanes, they can occur almost anywhere and at any time—from the windswept plains of North America to the top of a Manhattan skyscraper. Our enclosures are built to withstand all but the most extreme—and infrequent—winds.” When evaluating the HIPOWER SYSTEMS enclosures, engineers considered a wide array of criteria, ranging from enclosure materials, roof live-load limitations and maximum wind pressure on walls to such minutiae as mounting hardware tensile strength and stress resistance. Resistance to overturn forces, with wind coming from various directions, was also an important part of the calculation. For the evaluations, the engineering firm used three key building specifications: Of particular interest for wind-prone communities is adherence to the FBC, a set of building standards, designed by the state of Florida, that are considered important benchmarks for wind protection. The 180 MPH rating also meets the extremely stringent standards for Florida’s Broward County Risk Category IV for buildings and structures. This category, which is composed of buildings and structures housing “essential facilities”—emergency preparedness facilities, national defense stations, emergency backup stations and other crisis-response locations—must adhere to the highest feasible level of wind resistance. “This certification confirms that HIPOWER SYSTEMS enclosures would have withstood the sustained wind speeds of even the strongest hurricane on record—Hurricane Wilma, which attained speeds of 175 MPH,” said Acosta. “It well exceeds the highest non-tornadic wind gust ever recorded in famously ‘windy’ North Dakota, which was 143 MPH.” About HIPOWER SYSTEMS HIPOWER SYSTEMS (a division of Himoinsa, S.L.; a member of the YANMAR Co. Ltd group of companies) is the principal supplier of power distribution and prime, standalone power-generation equipment and packages to the U.S. and Canadian markets, serving the Residential, Commercial and Industrial sectors including the Agriculture, Telecommunications, Health Care and Oil & Gas Industries. The company builds and customizes backup generators, diesel generators, natural gas generators and alternative bi-fuel generator sets from 8kW to 3MW with a complete range of accessories, including automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, UL tanks, enclosures and power distribution equipment. In North America and throughout the globe, our rental packages and power distribution equipment are recognized as the best power solution source for emergency and disaster relief. For more information, visit http://www.hipowersystems.com.
News Article | February 21, 2017
PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new non-halogen polyisocyanurate insulation: EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board. With this product introduction, GAF is the first roofing manufacturer to offer a full line of Red List Free roofing assemblies across their asphaltic and single ply product lines. The development of GAF EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board supports the company's commitment to providing architects, contractors, and building owners with affordable products that help them meet their sustainable and environmental design goals. EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board has all the inherent properties and performance factors polyiso insulation is known for, including one of the highest insulation values and a UL Class A roofing fire rating, but does not contain any halogenated flame retardants. "There is increasing interest in Red List free products," said Jeanine K. Mulcahy, Product Manager -- Insulation and Fastener Systems for GAF. "The development of EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board is one more indication that architects and contractors who share our commitment to sustainable design can count on GAF for environmentally preferable products." Transparent and Red-List Free Recognizing that numerous jurisdictions have enacted legislation restricting the use of one or more chemical flame retardants, GAF has taken the proactive step of replacing TCPP with a non-halogen material that offers the same flame-retardant properties. As a result, GAF EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board is one of the few polyisocyanurate roofing solutions with a Declare label designated as Red List Free. "It's exciting to see this new Red List Free insulation available. We're seeing more and more product options available to project teams pursuing Living Building Challenge certification," said James Connelly, Director, Living Product Challenge at International Living Future Institute. GAF EnergyGuard™ polyiso is the company's premier line of insulation boards designed for use in practically any low-slope roofing application, including BUR, mod bit, and single-ply systems. EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Boards offers a high insulation value with an excellent "LTTR" value compared to any other FM Class I rated product of equivalent thickness. It also meets FM 4450/4470 and UL1256/790. About GAF: Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The Company is an operating subsidiary of Standard Industries. GAF products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles. With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, providing excellent durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The company also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing membranes with excellent durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption. GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to nearly 200,000 professionals. CARE's mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com. About Standard Industries: Standard Industries is a privately-held, global, diversified holding company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate. With over 7,500 employees and operations in more than 80 countries, Standard maintains a team-oriented culture of meritocracy, operational excellence, and a passionate focus on investing in its people.
News Article | February 23, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies UBER.UL and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.
News Article | March 2, 2017
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ullink, ein globaler Anbieter elektronischer Trading- und Konnektivitätslösungen für die Finanzgemeinde, gab heute eine neue Version seines führenden FIX-Engines, UL APPIA, bekannt. UL APPIA Version 8 unterstützt jetzt die Erzeugung und Verarbeitung von mikrosekundengenauen Timestamps und neuen FIX-Tags, die vor kurzem durch die FIX Trading Community ratifiziert wurden und laut den MiFID2-Handels- und Transaktionsberichtsvorgaben bei elektronischen Bestellungen mitgesch
News Article | March 2, 2017
LONDRA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ullink, leader nelle soluzioni elettroniche per il trading e la connettività nel settore finanziario, ha oggi annunciato la nuova release di UL APPIA, il motore FIX di punta dell'azienda. La versione 8 di UL APPIA include il supporto per la generazione e l'elaborazione della granularità dei timestamp in microsecondi e nuovi tag FIX, in base alla recente ratifica da parte della FIX Trading Community, che devono essere inviati congiuntamente agli ordini elettronici per il supporto dei requisiti MiFID2 di rendicontazione per il trading e le transazioni. Il protocollo FIX è ora lo standard nella messaggistica elettronica per il settore dei mercati di capitali, in particolare per la trasmissione degli ordini dei clienti al dettaglio alle controparti venditrici e ai mercati di trading.
News Article | February 16, 2017
WEST CALDWELL, NJ--(Marketwired - February 15, 2017) - MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting, today announced the introduction of a 10-year warranty on MaxLite LED indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures that includes coverage for parts and labor. This industry-leading warranty provides MaxLite's customers with higher levels of quality assurance and value in every lighting category. "From the beginning, MaxLite has stood firmly behind its products," said President and CEO Yon Sung. "Our new 10-year warranty reaffirms our confidence in the quality and performance of the MaxLite LED portfolio and our long-term commitment to our customers." MaxLite has more than 20 years of experience bringing quality, certified energy-efficient lighting solutions to market. One of the first movers into LED technology in the industry, MaxLite is capable of offering extensive warranties due to its ongoing commitment to using the highest quality components, including LED chips and drivers, available. MaxLite products undergo rigorous product testing and verification by its NVLAP- and UL-accredited laboratories and accredited third-party testing partners. As a result of MaxLite's dedication to achieving the highest product performance standards, most MaxLite LED products are ENERGY STAR certified and listed on the Design Lights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List. MaxLite's new 10-year warranty covers parts and labor on most MaxLite LED indoor and outdoor fixtures, which can be installed in a variety of commercial and industrial settings, including offices, hospitals, schools and universities, hotels, retail centers, warehouses, manufacturing plants, parking facilities and gas stations. For complete terms and conditions applicable to the new 10-year warranty, please visit: http://maxlite.com/resources/warranties. MaxLite has been committed to providing energy-efficient lighting products for more than 20 years. One of the first movers into LED technology in the industry, MaxLite offers an extensive line of quality, certified indoor and outdoor LED lamps and luminaires. A four-time recipient of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its industry leadership, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies through the innovative research and development capabilities of its New Jersey headquarters and California office. For more information, call 800-555-5629, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.