Company and tech news from the region.
Concourse Group relaunches
Chicago-based Concourse Communications Group, a leading provider of wireless access systems for airports, has just been re-launched with a major financial restructuring, new headquarters and a new CEO. Concourse Communications currently has contracts to operate wireless systems in the following airports: LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty, Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Andrew supplies custom couplers for PARCS
Orland Park-based Andrew Corp. is supplying ITT Industries Systems Division with U-Link/Directional Couplers for government usage in the PARCS (Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System) at one of the U.S. Air Force’s ground-based sensors. The newly designed U-Link with integrated dual directional couplers will replace existing U-Links that do not contain directional couplers. Directional couplers are used to sample the forward and reflected power that exists in an RF transmission system.
ANET opens Chicago headquarters
Chicago-based ANET Internet Solutions announced it will make Chicago its corporate headquarters and open a new managed server center at 216 W. Jackson Blvd. The Chicago area’s largest independent Internet provider’s previous headquarters in Naperville remains open for suburban access and clients seeking to locate their servers outside of the Loop. The relocation comes on the heels of ANET’s acquisition of competitor InfoRamp, its eighth and largest purchase.
TriVista announces license discounts
Aurora-based TriVista Technologies, Inc. announced a discount for site licenses at educational, government, or non-profit organizations. The site license applies to the TriVista Suite, a collection of six products for doing fun and useful things with digital photos. Normally priced at $45, the per user cost via a site license can be reduced to a few dollars, or even less for large sites. The software runs on Windows 95 through Windows XP.
MSI expedition passes through Chicago
Edison, N.J.-based MSI Computer Corp., a maker of personal computer hardware products and solutions, completed a Summer Bus Tour Road Show & Technology Expedition, driving to 26 customer locations across the Eastern and Central United States. The tour started in Chicago on July 17. The main attraction was a special MSI Technology Expedition Tour Bus, outfitted with the latest in PC hardware technology and interactive product demonstrations from such partners as: Intel, AMD, Kingston, Maxtor, VIA and Microsoft.
Initiate updates CDI software
Chicago-based Initiate Systems, Inc. (formerly Madison Information Technologies Inc.), a provider of customer data integration (CDI) software and services for managing customer or patient identities, announced the availability of Initiate Identity Hub 4.0 software and its related applications. The Initiate Identity Hub software leverages existing data in disparate systems to create accurate and complete personal profiles, which drive more profitable customer interactions, more cost-effective operations and more consistent regulatory compliance.
Concourse undergoes restructure
Chicago-based Concourse Communications Group, a provider of wireless access systems for airports, has been relaunched with a major financial restructuring and a new CEO, Joe Beatty. Concourse Communications has contracts to operate wireless systems in the following airports: LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty, Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
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