Company and tech news from the region.
Monstermoving.com teams with Rent.com
New York-based Monstermoving.com, an online source of relocation information and a brand of Monster, announced an agreement with Rent.com, the largest producer of verifiable apartment lease transactions in the nation. Rent.com is providing Monstermoving.com site users with the ability to search one of the largest databases of apartment listings available online. Monstermoving.com site visitors now have immediate access to property listings for more than three million rental units, located in over 1,500 markets throughout all 50 states. Rent.com’s free and easy-to-use apartment finding service allows consumers to quickly access detailed listings that include property address and phone number, in-depth descriptions, professional photos, floor plans, and 360-degree virtual tours.
Intelli-Check hires ex-Symbol exec
Woodbury-based ID verification maker Intelli-Check Inc. hired former Symbol Technologies Inc. executive Ralph H. Thomas as senior vice president, sales and marketing. Thomas most recently worked at DAP Technologies, a manufacturer of wireless and mobile computers, as director of business development. He replaces W. Robert Holloway, who will remain a consultant for Intelli-Check.
Jaco Electronics revenues rise
Hauppage-based electronics components distributor Jaco Electronics Inc. narrowed its third-quarter loss as sales surged 47 percent, but it didn’t break into the black because of costs related to integrating a recent acquisition.
The firm said that sales were boosted to $72.3 million by its acquisition of the electronics distribution operations of Reptron Distribution. Including integration costs, however, the company reported a loss of $424,000, down from $987,000 a year ago.
Loehr joins UG4
Plainview-based UC4 Software, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of global job scheduling solution provider SBB, announced the appointment of Mark Loehr to the position of chief operating officer. Mr. Loehr will be responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations throughout North America, working at the company’s offices in New York and Colorado. Loehr has been a part of the UC4 Software/SBB management team since July 2001. His previous position, Senior vice president of Global Services, will be filled by Dave Kellermanns.
Comtech gains military contract
Melville Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said it obtained $9.5 million in orders for its mobile tracking systems to be used by the U.S. Army. The maker of communications equipment said the United States Army Logistics Command ordered the equipment from Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. These orders bring the total price tag for such equipment used by the Army to track vehicles to $84.3 million.
NYU uses TransMedia distance learning products
New York-based TransMedia, a maker of online digital media management and collaboration solutions, said New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies picked its flagship product, Colaborata to provide a secure, online distance learning solution for NYU’s multimedia files. NYU SCPS will use Colaborata to access, manage and preview video and audio images and documents from any Web-enabled location for its students and faculty. Colaborata interfaces with university intranets and is accessed through any standard Internet browser. By virtue of being entirely browser based, Colaborata requires no software/hardware installation or the lengthy user training.
Scorzelli new Scanbuy president
Scanbuy Inc., a New York-based software company, named Pat Scorzelli as president. Scorzelli will focus on Scanbuy’s proprietary, barcode scanning technologies in the growing m-commerce and scan-commerce industries. Prior to joining Scanbuy, Scorzelli served as president of IWC.
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