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Dealer Scanning announced that it has become a participant in the CDK Global Partner Program

Peachtree City, GA, January 07, 2021 – Dealer Scanning, a leading cloud based automotive document scanning company, today announced that it has become a participant in the CDK Global Partner Program. As a member of one of the largest third-party partner program in the industry, Dealer Scanning is now part of a marketplace of applications and integration that CDK Global, Inc, a leading enabler of end-to-end automotive commerce, developed to help automotive dealers succeed.

Dealer Scanning is a leading, cloud based, document scanning technology company specializing in providing car dealerships with a an easy to use, customized scanning system for service and accounting departments, see repair order scanning demo. Since its inception in 2012, Dealer Scanning has helped car dealerships remove the inefficient, slow, and expensive repair order (RO) paper filing process, and helped turn 100s of millions of paper ROs into a secured and easy to find digital repair orders for all their clients.

“Our ability to fully integrate with CDK allows dealers to have an up-to-date, real time snapshot of their entire repair order document scanning process,” said Dealer Scanning CEO Cesar Augustus. “By joining the CDK Partner Program, we know that our clients can feel completely assured that all documents are being scanned properly and efficiently. This is very important, specially under a warranty audit.”

The CDK Global Partner Program provides its partners with access to a diverse CDK ecosystem through the ability to integrate with a range of CDK applications, as well as with CDK dealer websites. Dealer Scanning’s easy to use scanning solution and CDK repair order integration, allows users to easily find scanned repair orders, and accurately report on the scanning process, by showing missed scanned ROs, but more importantly by showing which warranty repair orders have been missed scanned.

“We’re very pleased to introduce Dealer Scanning as the newest member of the CDK Global Partner Program,” said Howard Gardner, vice president and general manager, CDK Data Services. “Dealer Scanning is a welcome addition to our vibrant program that provides dealers with a range of partner choices and the assurance that their programs can be seamlessly integrated with our applications.”

About CDK Global

With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 30,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles. Visit https://www.cdkglobal.com

About the CDK Global Partner Program

The CDK Partner Program now numbers more than 430 partner companies and 600 unique applications auto dealers can use to run their businesses. As part of the CDK ecosystem, the CDK Partner Program provides data and workflow integration to a wide range of third parties, OEMs and dealers. For a full list of partners and applications available through the program, visit https://www.cdkglobal.com/us/partners-list.

About Dealer Scanning

Dealer Scanning provides car dealerships with a simple to use customized scanning station to scan repair orders, deal jackets, parts invoices, rental agreements & vendor invoices. Dealer Scanning’s industry-only real time reporting allows dealerships to have a complete snapshot of their entire scanning process. Visit DealerScanning.com for more information.

Contact Information
Dealer Scanning
Deana Cruz
800-783-1540
deana@dealerscanning.com
https://www.dealerscanning.com

Emisshield Inc. Granted New Patent for Thermally Enhancing Trizar® Fabrics

Thermal Enhancements Additives
Thermal Enhancements Additives

Blacksburg, VA, December 19, 2020 – Emisshield Inc.’s new patent, Thermal Enhancements Additives Useful for Fabrics, is a new invention that uniquely adds emissivity agents to enhance the heat properties of fabrics. Originally used for NASA spaceship tiles, these Emisshield materials can be added to fibers, films, and coatings to either keep fabrics warmer longer or to reduce heat buildup by wicking heat away.

“We have done an extensive amount of work on using the science of emissivity to bring performance to active clothing for both winter and summer activities,” commented CEO of Emisshield Inc. John Olver PhD. “The challenges of temperatures in outer space have been solved through using high and low emissivity materials that actively respond to heat. On earth, certain minerals in sand become scalding hot in the sun where other beaches the sand reflects heat without picking up temperature. We use the science of emissivity to engineer how fabrics manage heat.”

Traditional fabrics trap heat the body produces to keep you comfortable and to provide more warmth they add weight or bulk. By adding these unique Emisshield materials into fibers or coatings, these new space age fabrics increase warmth without additional weight or bulk. The additives actively absorb and re radiate heat to keep you warmer longer and manage temperature more efficiently. Testing shows the additional accumulation of heat in treated fabrics versus control fabrics range from 5 to 18 degrees depending on the application.

Trizar® technology has launched products using the Emisshield patented materials to provide high tech solutions for Outerwear, midlayer, baselayer, Denim, and even waterproof breathable films. “The goal of having more warmth without adding weight is attractive to everyone that spends time enjoying the outdoors or commutes to work,” added Brad Poorman CEO of Clean Textile Technology. “We were fascinated by the breadth of application of the technology and just recently had a break through with new yarn and fiber offerings that can double the heat accumulation of a polyester yarn.” FORLOH hunting just launched a “Deep Space” base and midlayer system using Trizar ® Technology.

Beyond winter applications that use high emissivity additives, Trizar® Fabrics also has a separate low emissivity product that reduces heat build up in outdoor activities and in the sun. Trizar® Technology was recently adopted by the Major League Lacrosse teams for all their New Balance® uniforms to reduce heat accumulation out in the sun. “Our patent covers the full spectrum of heat and UV challenges of fabric applications to keep you cooler in the sun,” says Olver. “Low emissivity products are commonly used in sheer films to make Low-E windows for buildings saving energy and keeping buildings cooler.”

Emisshield Inc. is the manufacturer and distributor of Emisshield® Coating Systems. Our Coating Systems are formulated with High Emissivity Ceramic Materials that feature heat re-radiation capabilities designed for industrial heat applications over a wide temperature range up to 3,100°F (1700°C). Emisshield’s core technology was originally designed and developed by NASA for the X-33 and X-34 space vehicle missions. Since Emisshield licensed the technology from NASA in 2001 our materials have been enhanced, tested and proven to work around the world in many different intense atmospheres throughout the Hydrocarbon & Chemical, Shelter and Clothing, Iron & Steel and Glass Industries. https://www.emisshield.com

Trizar® technology provides thermal management fabrics for Outdoor, Consumer, Athletic and Home Industries. Products using high emissivity materials have been used by Ski, Snowboard and Hunting companies (Kjus, O’Neill, FORLOH, Levi’s, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Mark’s) to consumers warmer longer. Products using low emissivity additives have been used in athletic and consumer products to keep everyone cooler in the sun (New Balance, Endeavour Athletic, Quiksilver, Nepa, Callaway). https://www.trizartechnology.com

Contact Information
Clean Textile Technology
Brad Poorman
720-560-2717
https://www.trizartechnology.com
john.olver@emisshield.com

Cloud-Based Mine Water Management Tool Now Even Better with Upgraded Features

Lakewood, CO, December 16, 2020 – MIKE Mine collates online and offline data with model predictions and displays the most essential performance indicators and real-time water management data on a customised dashboard accessible from any mobile device, tablet or computer. We have recently upgraded the mapping, data and accounts pages to further enhance user experience.

Mapping
New time scaling features for timeseries charts, the ability to zoom in on selected areas of the map, improved visibility of layers and instant access to key information through a simple mouse hover.

Data
A significant upgrade to the MIKE Mine data page is the ability to import generic file formats, allowing for the various data logger files, daily entry forms and master data spreadsheets to be directly imported without the need to reformat, share or process the data.

Accounts
The new accounts page gives the customer the power to add and edit user accounts so that they can instantly control and monitor access at their fingertips.

Get a complete overview of real-time water conditions – quick
Water is an essential part of running and maintaining efficient mining operations. Clever mine water management operations therefore call for a thorough understanding of existing conditions while learning from historical data to improve future decision-making. The industry has the knowledge and engineering capabilities in order to do so, and generally has sufficient monitoring and environmental data available. Yet, in many cases, situational awareness is still lacking. Operators at mine sites are struggling with displaying large amounts of data to quickly obtain a complete and accurate picture of real-time water conditions.

“Having easy access to essential mine water data has proven to reduce timelines for analysis and evaluation of water related risks, improve the efficiency of water operations, reduce water management costs and improve auditability of workflows,” explains Elizabeth Major, Senior Hydrologist and MIKE Mine Lead. “It also provides a continuous value-cycle between the physical system and the cyber equivalent, allowing outcomes of future management actions to be tested, optimised and automated. This maximises opportunities while ensuring effective and safe decisions are made continuously in a highly dynamic and changing environment, minimising the requirement for human intervention.”

DHI Group Inc.
DHI Group Inc.

To learn more about MIKE Mine and to request a free demo, visit DHI’s website.

Contact Information
DHI Water & Environment, Inc.
Jennifer J. Mathers
303-641-2944
marketing@dhigroup.com
https://www.dhigroup.com

Qualcomm XR Enterprise Program adds 3D HoloGroup to Partner Roster

3D HoloGroup
3D HoloGroup

SAN DIEGO – Dec. 13, 2020 – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has added 3D HoloGroup to its Qualcomm® XR Enterprise Program (XEP) first unveiled at Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit 2019. The Qualcomm XEP is designed to accelerate the adoption of virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR), collectively known as extended reality (XR), in industries including architecture, engineering and construction, aerospace, automotive, education, energy, entertainment, food & beverage, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, transportation and travel. The program offers members access to a global community of resources, promotional and co-marketing opportunities, business development and visibility into upcoming Qualcomm Technologies’ hardware and software roadmap and product features, among other benefits.

In its inaugural year, Qualcomm XEP members are already disrupting several industries. 3D HoloGroup is currently in the design and implementation mode with three innovative concepts that will revolutionize the automation and medical sectors. Greg Partin commented, “We could not be more pleased than to be a part of Qualcomm’s enterprise program and join the ranks of such a prestigious group of technology companies.” He added, “We’re working on some projects now we believe will benefit not only the enterprise community in efficiencies, but will make it easier for physicians and healthcare workers to do their job and people with debilitating disorders to function”.

About 3D HoloGroup
3D HoloGroup
, the AR software architecture and systems integration specialist, is on track to provide the largest selection of AR hardware and ancillary brands on the market. Our customers come from a wide array of enterprise and commercial sectors. They use 3D HoloGroup products and services to provide instructional training for their personnel, students and customers; create hands-free, safer work environments and compliance with government regulations, enhance comprehension with visual learning of complex procedures; and many other uses AR lends itself to. Our partners encompass globally respected names in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, technology, design and quality. They trust us to deliver the best, most efficient, technically advanced and cost effective solution their customers, and our customers, demand.

What’s your need? Visit today and see what we can do for you.https://3dhologroup.com/

Aussie tech Mesh Ai partners with Microsoft For Startups, a unique global program unlocking $1bn in opportunities.

Mesh Ai
Mesh Ai

Microsoft for Startups is one of the most prestigious and unique programs for startups in the world.
The global program is dedicated to helping promising B2B startups successfully scale their companies.
Any company accepted in the program has access to powerful technology including Azure and GitHub Enterprise coupled with a streamlined path to selling alongside Microsoft global partner ecosystem.
Startups in this program secured over $1BN in opportunities.
Microsoft for Startups has identified Mesh Ai as a company demonstrating promise of hyper-scale opportunities in five segments categories: Financial Services, Retail, Real Estate, Automotive and Government.
Mesh Ai’s technical and CX architecture is rapidly scalable and efficient in connecting marketing, sales, customer service and workplace conversations.

Gartner predicts that by 2022, 70% of all customer interactions will involve an emerging technology such as conversational AI and that by 2021 chatbots would be one of “most important platform paradigm“ for the Enterprise.
Justin Annesley, Deal Flow & GTM Manager for Microsoft for Startups says “Mesh Ai was recently selected as an outstanding example of an Australian tech startup. Mesh AI’s platform has proven and remarkably high rates of engagement, their tech is rigorously tested, and they demonstrated talent in successful integrations with Enterprise and Corporate clients.”
Mesh Ai, a provider of Enterprise conversational AI, focuses on working with innovative organisations and in the government sectors. Most of Mesh’s clients are companies that value premium customer experience and businesses that require customizable solutions, full tech stack integrations with a high degree of security and testing.

“We connect people with companies. Some people call it chatbots, we call it conversational AI, considering the sophistication and proven record of conversions with our product.
We do it fast, efficient, and with deep levels of engagement” says Alistair Wardlaw, CEO & Co-Founder, “we hold relationships with large national and international businesses that require a high level of security and customization in their digital presence. Our acceptance in the global program with Microsoft is a testimony to our success.”
Mesh Ai simplifies the process for Enterprises to have their digital ecosystems integrated with conversational AI. Peter Thatcher, Head of Commercial – Enterprise commented he is “excited to represent a product that has caught the attention of a global tech leader such as Microsoft. I am is excited to unlock the deep partnership opportunities with Microsoft that will help underpin Mesh’s growth projections”.
The tech and service from Mesh Ai make it possible for Enterprises to accelerate transactions, improve customer experience, and improve revenue performance.

Mesh Ai maintains an aggressive growth plan for market expansion into the USA markets within 18 months with a key focus on building a scalable and safe conversational AI tech platform for intelligent customer experience.

HEAD OFFICE

+613 9415 6100
support@meshassist.com
40 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC Australia 3066

SYDNEY OFFICE

+613 9415 6100
support@meshassist.com
Level 4, 120 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Mesh Ai is a global Microsoft for Startup partner providing conversation AI in five segments categories: Financial Services, Retail, Real Estate, Automotive and Government. Mesh Ai’s technical and CX architecture is scalable and efficient in connecting marketing, sales, customer service and Workplace conversations. Our clients are innovative Enterprise and Corporate focused in customer experience and staff engagement, that requires customisable solutions, tech stack integrations with a high degree of security and testing.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Adopts RingCentral Office to Support Remote Work

BELMONT, Calif. – RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced that Pinnacle Renewable Energy (TSX: PL), an industrial wood pellet manufacturer and distributor, has adopted RingCentral Office®, a unified communications solution that includes team messaging, video meetings and a cloud phone system to enable a sustainable, employee-centric remote working environment for today and the future.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial wood pellets. The company produces sustainable fuel for renewable electricity generation, delivering a greener alternative for large-scale thermal power generators. With multiple remote locations across the U.S. and Canada, Pinnacle needed a communications platform that is flexible, reliable and available regardless of the limitations in phone services at its geographical locations. With the result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the need to adopt a work from anywhere environment enhanced the necessity further. With RingCentral’s unified communications capabilities, Pinnacle was able to modernize their business communications infrastructure and maintain a high level of productivity among employees.

“When we shifted to a complete remote work environment, we were able to seamlessly transition from our old legacy on-premise phone system to RingCentral with zero interruption to employee productivity,” said Neil Lertnamvongwan, Information Technology Director at Pinnacle. “We’ve also cut our communications systems costs by nearly 40 percent with the mobile-first unified communications solution. The ability to make voice and video calls from anywhere, on any device and easily switch modes has allowed us to operate more efficiently than ever before. Simultaneously, we’ve been able to reduce waste by eliminating our desktop phones, which delivers on our mission of continued sustainability.”

Key benefits to Pinnacle of switching to RingCentral include:

  • Multimodal communications: Each Pinnacle employee has access to full unified communications capabilities including team messaging, video meetings and phone calls.
  • Open Platform: Enables Pinnacle to integrate communications with other enterprise cloud solutions for greater productivity.
  • Simplified Administration: New Employees and locations can be onboarded immediately as soon as the need arises.
  • Team Engagement: With RingCentral Video, Pinnacle can host everything from customer meetings, team-huddles, corporate announcements to lunch-and-learns with more widespread engagement than ever before.
  • Cost Savings: With RingCentral’s mobile-first cloud solution, Pinnacle has cut their communications solutions bill nearly in half.
  • Sustainability: Deploying RingCentral has helped Pinnacle operate more nimbly and productively with a smaller environmental footprint. Operations have become more efficient through reduced overhead expense and removal of underutilized and inefficient hardware, creating a workplace where employees can live their values.

“We’re proud to work with Pinnacle to build their workplace of the future, balancing employee productivity and their deep commitment to sustainability,” said Will Moxley, chief product officer at RingCentral. “We’re inspired by the success Pinnacle has achieved, especially during these uncertain times. It speaks to our core mission of delivering a seamless communications experience for our customers, as they navigate the new norm of working from anywhere.”

About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud Message Video Phone™ (MVP™), customer engagement, and contact center solutions for businesses worldwide. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

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Lela Gradman
lela.gradman@ringcentral.com
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