Company and tech news from the region.
Mindbridge debuts intranet product
Philadelphia-based Mindbridge Software released its hosted Intranet solution, Intranet on Demand. The company said the product is best suited to small and mid-size organizations that need all of the collaborative benefits that an Intranet provides, but do not want to spend their resources on hardware, software, development, implementation and support will find this solution to be very cost effective.
Vantage Learning working with city schools
Newtown-based Vantage Learning, a provider of online assessment and essay scoring technologies, announced the successful delivery of benchmark assessments for approximately 85,000 students in grades three through nine in the school district of Philadelphia. Vantage delivered the benchmark assessments via a combination of Internet-delivered and paper-and-pencil testing. The assessments are based on a number of core technologies developed by Vantage, including the Learning Access suite for creating, administering, scoring and reporting of assessment information.
Kamins joins InterDigital board
Wireless technology company InterDigital Communications Corp. of King of Prussia appointed Ed Kamins, chief information officer and senior vice president at Avnet Inc., to its board of directors. Kamins joined Avnet in 1996, as senior vice president of business development for Avnet Computer Marketing.
CoreTech gains government contract
King of Prussia-based CoreTech Consulting Group received a $2 million, two-year contract to provide information-technology support services to a major U.S. government agency. CoreTech will provide IT-support and server-management services for the agency, which CoreTech’s parent, Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. of Irvine, Calif., didn’t identify.
Metrologic expanding in China
Blackwood, N.J.-based Metrologic Instruments Inc., which makes imaging and scanning solutions for point-of-sale, commercial and industrial applications, will expand its manufacturing and research and development facility in Suzhou, China. It has also opened a second sales and support office in Guangzhou (Canton) China. officedepot.com Metrologic’s wholly owned subsidiary, Metro (Suzhou) Technologies Co. Ltd. is located in Suzhou, near Shanghai and currently employs more than 300 people.
InterDigital licenses wireless technology
King of Prussia-based InterDigital Communications Corp. agreed to license its wireless communications technology to High Tech Computer Corp., a Taiwanese maker of smart handheld devices. The agreement allows High Tech to use InterDigital’s technology in wireless terminal units and infrastructure based on a number of different communications standards. In exchange, InterDigital will receive royalties from High Tech. Specific terms weren’t disclosed.
GSI teams up with Major League Baseball
King of Prussia-based GSI Commerce Inc. has been selected to operate the e-commerce stores at the Web sites for Major League Baseball and the 30 MLB teams. GSI Commerce will provide e-commerce technology, fulfillment, and customer service for the Web sites. MLB Advanced Media will continue to provide merchandising and marketing for the MLB.com site, which expects to launch a new store in the first quarter of next year.
SunGard to buy SCT
Wayne-based SunGard Data Systems Inc. agreed to acquire Systems and Computer Technology Corp. of Malvern for $584 million in cash. SCT will become an operating unit of SunGard Public Sector and Nonprofit Systems and will continue to be led by Mike Chamberlain, its president and CEO. SCT develops software used by colleges to do everything from run their administrative systems to offer courses online. SunGard has two major specialties: developing software and systems for financial services firms and providing services to help organizations keep their IT systems up and running during disasters.
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