Company and tech news from the region.
Cole releases sales tool
New York-based Cole Systems released OrderPad Enterprise, a software tool that lets field and mobile sales representatives make more informed selling decisions during in-person sales calls.
Optimized to run on the Tablet PC, OrderPad Enterprise takes full advantage of the platform’s features and benefits including the ease-of-use of digital ink and ink-to-text recognition.
CBL gains Dell authorization
Armonk-based CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc., a provider of computer data recovery services, was authorized by Dell Inc. to perform data recovery services on all Dell hardware worldwide.
Dell users who suffer data loss regardless of location can now contact any CBL facility or authorized partner worldwide and arrange to have their media delivered for recovery.
Xandros releases OS
New York-based Xandros, a developer of Linux products, released the Xandros Desktop Operating System (OS) PowerTerm Edition to provide secure access to applications running on legacy enterprise systems.
By bundling Ericom’s PowerTerm InterConnect for Linux with the Xandros Desktop OS Business Edition, Linux desktop users can now connect to applications running on IBM Mainframe, IBM AS/400, OpenVMS, Unix, Linux, Tandem, Data General, HP-3000, and other enterprise platforms.
IBG gains defense contract
New York-based International Biometric Group (IBG) and Michigan State University were recently awarded a six-month contract by the Department of Defense through the United States Army Research Office’s STTR Program.
The research will help in developing systems that fuse multiple biometric modalities such as iris, face, and fingerprint technologies in operational scenarios.
IBG will design experimental systems with customized fusion algorithms to combine the results of multiple biometric products into a single identification and verification decision process.
Advanced expands conversion service
Pittsford-based Advanced Computer Innovations Inc. expanded its Internet-based online conversion service to include the latest WordPerfect Suite 11. It now converts users’ files between most word processor, spreadsheet and graphics file formats, as well as some database formats.
Broadview certified by Purdue
New York-based Broadview Networks, a network-based electronically integrated communications provider, has become the first telecommunications company to be certified as a Center of Excellence for customer service by Purdue University’s Center for Customer-Driven Quality.
To earn the Center of Excellence designation, Broadview Networks’ call center had to meet objective, quantitative criteria and pass audits by researchers from BenchmarkPortal, custodian of the world’s largest database of call center performance metrics.
Infosys debuts job bid site
Plainview-based software firm Infosys International has posted a Web site (www.NY-homelandsecurity.com) that aims to match federal procurement offerings with companies.
So far about 150 Long Island companies have signed up for the free service, which uses software to check the Homeland Security offerings each night and notify companies meeting the profile that a contract is available.
Imaginova updates astronomy products
New York-based Imaginova Corp. released version 5.0 of its astronomy software products Starry Night Enthusiast and Starry Night Pro.
The new versions offer many new features, including SkyGuide’s interactive, multimedia tours, SkyCalendar and powerful observational tools that let users experience the night sky in realistic detail.
TransMedia teams with ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) entered into an agreement with New York-based TransMedia for the use of its Colaborata 2.5 digital media management and collaboration platform.
Colaborata 2.5 provides an integrated, online media environment to securely manage and preview music, videos, pictures, documents and related information.