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SCB becomes OmniKey reseller

Arlington, Va.-based SCB Solutions Inc. has been authorized by OmniKey as a reseller of OmniKey smart card readers in North America. SCB Solutions Inc. supplies integrated smart card applications and logical access control products to educational and healthcare institutions, and Fortune 1000 companies demanding cost effective identity management for networks and facilities. SCB is a distributor of smart card and identity technologies.

ADSI gains GSA contract

The U.S. government’s General Services Administration recently awarded Silver Spring, Md.-based Aligned Development Strategies Inc. a contract for GSA’s Section 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services contract, known as STARS. ADSI is an IT services and Macromedia Certified training company. It provides a variety of services to federal, state and local government, from full life cycle software development to Internet skills training.

Williams new Excedent manager

Vienna, Va.-based Excedent Technologies, a provider of managed e-mail hosting with integrated security threat prevention, said Adam Williams has been hired as the company’s first channel sales manager. Williams will be responsible for leading sales and partnership initiatives, primarily in the service provider and reseller space. He will be responsible for aligning Excedent with third parties such as Web hosts, ISPs, systems integrators and other Web and application service providers. Prior to joining Excedent, Williams was the director of sales at Secure Software.

Six Sigma Advantage picks MaxUse

Fredericksburg, Va.-based MaxUse LLC., a company specializing in e-learning, workforce performance, and electronic performance support solutions, announced the selection of UserAssist Pro by Six Sigma Advantage, Inc. UserAssist Pro is a training and electronic performance support product that combines a visionary instructional design model and content development templates, with a Web-enabled delivery and reporting engine. It delivers online reference materials, e-learning content, and just-in-time performance support capabilities directly to knowledge workers.

Enlight ships racing game

Parkville, Md.-based Enlight, an entertainment software developer and publisher, recently shipped its hybrid racing game, “TrackMania,” to retail stores across North America. The North American version of “TrackMania” contains enhanced Internet play, a unique avatar system, a new survival mode, ghost competition cars and 60 new building blocks such as tunnels, land transitions, signs and turbos.

Six companies win tech transfer grants

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. will award six companies $50,000 each from its technology transfer fund. The grants will go to:

— DVIP Multimedia, a Rockville company working with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency to develop software image restoration products;

— Gaithersburg-based AriaVax, which is taking research from the National Institutes of Health that selectively generates effective immune responses in hopes of developing vaccines for HIV and AIDS;

–Innovative Biosensors, a new tenant at the College Park incubator, which is developing a new test for the West Nile virus with scientists from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick.

— Chesapeake Perl, in conjunction with scientists at the University of Maryland’s flagship College Park campus, which is working to boost the manufacturing capacity for biotechnology proteins;

— Atlantic Biomass Conversions, a Frederick company developing a genetic development technology with researchers at Hood College; and

— Baltimore-based Diagnosoft, which is developing technology invented at Johns Hopkins University to analyze magnetic resonance images.

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