Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stampede University Incorporates Web Trainings For DemoPad Control Solution

Following the successful market launch of DemoPad, the customizable software-based control solution, Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. today announced the launch of a web-based product training course, now available to integrators via Stampede University.

“Since its introduction at Infocomm 2013, DemoPad sales have been increasingly strong, and the need for a comprehensive and flexible online training solution is truly the next logical step forward in ensuring the success of the DemoPad control solution,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “As a strategic distributor of DemoPad, we’re very excited present this newly developed training program to our integrator partners. The implementation of this course further underscores our commitment to providing value-added, solutions-oriented benefits, such as in-depth training programs, to our partners.”

The newly developed eight-hour course, developed and instructed by industry expert Jonathan Brawn of Brawn Consulting, will introduce the DemoPad software and system design process. Enrollment in the course is $300, and open to all worldwide resellers. Upon successful completion, enrollees receive a certification certificate designating their eligibility to purchase an annual license.

According to Jonathan, “Brawn Consulting is proud to partner with DemoPad in the development of this training program, which is truly one of the best manufacturer trainings we have been able to produce thus far. Rarely does a manufacturer collaborate with us in such an extensive way to create a product that is an amazing resource for the systems integrators who will sell DemoPad into the market. Manufacturer support like this is truly key to a product’s long-term success.”

By focusing on software that allows installers to create their own custom GUIs for their company or for each client, DemoPad reduces the costs traditionally associated with custom control systems. With simple tools to create these GUIs for iOS and Android devices, DemoPad installers can easily, quickly and affordably implement impressive touch screen interfaces that offer integrated control of audiovisual equipment, lighting, HVAC, CCTV, gate automation, window blinds and access control.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Square 1 Bank Announces Credit Facility To NanoLumens

Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, announced today it has provided a credit facility to NanoLumens®, the rapidly growing Atlanta-based manufacturer and marketer of award-winning flexible and fixed LED displays. Proceeds from the facility will help fuel continued growth for the company.

“Square 1 Bank has a demonstrated record of success in helping entrepreneurs and their companies rapidly scale their business,” Nanolumens President and CEO Rick Cope noted. “The proceeds of this new credit facility will help us to better meet the rapidly growing demand for our solutions while we continue to develop a host of new products for both current and new markets. The strong and consistent support of our partners at Square 1 Bank is going to play an important role in our continued success.”

Peter Meath, co-founder and senior vice president in Square 1 Bank’s technology banking group added, “I was very impressed with the vision, experienced management team and long-term business plan of Nanolumens. Square 1 is excited to be a part of their continued success in the digital signage space.”

About Square 1 Bank:
Square 1 Bank is a full service commercial bank dedicated exclusively to serving the financial needs of the venture capital community and entrepreneurs in all stages of growth and expansion. Square 1’s expertise, focus, and strong capital base provide flexible resources and unmatched support to meet our client’s needs. The bank offers tailored products and solutions aided by the latest in technological innovations. Square 1 has offices coast to coast in Austin, Boston, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. For more information, visit square1bank.com.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Circle Technology Makes On-the-Go Presentations Possible for the Columbia River Economic Development Counci

The CREDC (Columbia River Economic Development Council), which works to advance the economic vitality of Clark County, Washington, through business growth and innovation, knows that the most effective way to expose prospective businesses to the region is to hit the road. Spending much of its time showing business owners impressive sites and landmarks throughout the region, the CREDC needed to find a way to present vital facts and figures while on-site, without bulky binders or distracting personal devices. When the organization incorporated Circle Technology’s portable presentation system into their business development tours, they quickly realized they had a perfect solution on their hands.

“Our work involves bringing clients serious about relocating to the region on site tours, and presenting the value proposition for doing business in Southwest Washington,” said Bonnie Moore, Vice President of Business Growth and Innovation at the CREDC. “We are able to use the Circle Technology system to conduct high-quality, high-tech presentations on the road, no matter where we are. Whether we’re showing a client potential building ideas at a dirt lot, or hosting a bus tour group of 30 people on a bus, the Circle Technology system allows everyone to get all of the information they need, when they need it, in an easy-to-read manner.”

The Columbia River Economic Development Council, which started taking advantage of the benefits of the Circle Technology solution nearly a year ago, uses a system configuration that features Circle Host Software, 10 Custom Circle Displays and Circle Display Stands, and Circle Carrying Cases, which keep the displays charged at all times, ensuring that even if a tour runs long, the displays won’t lose power.

“We had been looking for a way to get the most out of our site tours, and when the Circle Technology system was pitched to us, it just seemed like the perfect fit,” added Moore. “Steve Hix, the President of Circle Technology, is a respected community leader, so when he told us that he had the ultimate solution that would allow us to present information while on the go, we were eager to try it. As a result, the way we are able to offer our clients an even higher level of visibility, by conducting meetings and presentations wherever they need them to take place. The Circle Technology system enhanced the quality of our meetings by giving us the flexibility to conduct business on the road.”

Circle Technology’s portable presentation system offers an on-the-go solution that allows a presenter to screen share any presentation or content, via the Circle Host Software, from their PC directly to the Circle Displays in the hands of their audience. The crystal clear 1280x800 resolution Circle Displays allow presentations to be put directly into the hands of the audience, without bulky, printed presentations or the seemingly endless distractions that could be found on their own devices. The Circle Host Software is compatible with Windows® 7 and 8, making it possible for the software to be downloaded to any PC that uses Microsoft OS.

What’s more, the Circle Host Software makes it possible to present without any connection to the Internet, thus eliminating any worries about faulty connections. The software also allows for multiple Circle Displays to be connected at once, giving presenters the opportunity to put their presentation into the hands of a larger group of people at the same time. The software works on a self-contained, encrypted WPA2 password protected network, powered by the standard wireless capabilities embedded in today’s PC’s, allowing for a secure and private connection between the presenter’s PC and the audience’s Circle Displays. The network can be adjusted on the go without the hassle of having to generate and distribute new passwords and user names, making the task as easy as possible for the presenter. Real-time sharing and collaboration is an integral element of all presentations, and the Circle Host Software allows the presenter to control the flow of their presentation.

Circle Technology’s presentation system packages are available in a number of configurations all designed to meet a variety of presentation needs. For information on the best Circle Technology system package for your company’s needs, and to order Circle Technology’s presentation system, please call Stampede Presentation Products Inc., at 1-800-398-5652.

New ELAN g! 6.4 Software Expands Integration With Additions to Driver Catalog and IR Database

Demonstrating its commitment to provide dealers and end-users with continuous updates to the ELAN® g! Entertainment and Control System, ELAN Home Systems today announced the release of ELAN g! 6.4 Software, which promises to greatly reduce installation time. The g! 6.4 release boasts a massive expansion to the IR library database, making it the world’s most accurate standardized IR code set and simplifying installation for ELAN dealers. The software update is also packed with new drivers for security, climate control, DVR’s, NVR’s, I/O adaptors, signal routing products and a new one-way interface for Kaleidescape Media Servers.

“ELAN is dedicated to helping our dealers complete jobs quickly and painlessly,” Robert Ridenour, ELAN Brand Manager said, “and the ELAN g! IR library expansion does just that by creating a simpler, faster installation process. Through a new partnership with Only One Remote, the ELAN IR Database delivers the most complete and accurate IR code set available today. We believe g! is the best control system on the market, and we will continue to enhance the core functionality and grow the driver database with all the must-have features and third-party products that our dealers and users demand.”

According to Ridenour, the g! system is the easiest, most user-friendly control system on the market, and the new core features and third-party drivers expand the system’s selling features to make it the industry’s most marketable home control system.

“By constantly adding features and third party drivers we are giving dealers and users more reasons to install and expand the ELAN g! system,” Ridenour said. “With added support for products from Kaleidescape, Heatmiser, Lutron and several others, we are making the g! system even easier to integrate, lowering the total cost of installation, and allowing for more user choice.”

The g! system now supports integration with an even larger pool of third-party devices including SnapAV DVRs, NVRs and cameras, Coolmaster and Heatmiser climate systems, security systems including Honeywell, DSC, Paradox and Texecom Premier Elite 48, Wyrestorm HDMI matrix switchers, Kaleidescape media servers, Lutron Radio RA2, QS, QS International and the new Atlona 6x6.