CogniVue and NeoLAB Convergence Inc. Announce N2 Smart Pen using CogniVue APEX Image Cognition Processor Technology
CogniVue Corporation, which licenses its APEX Image Cognition Processing (ICP) technologies to semiconductor vendors for automotive and consumer markets, announced their latest collaboration with NeoLAB Convergence to create a breakthrough in combining the digital and analog writing experience: the Neo smartpen N2™. The N2 achieves its industry-leading performance and extraordinary battery-life by integrating CogniVue’s Image Cognition Processor, the CV2201, featuring 1st generation APEX core. CogniVue’s APEX ICP technology achieves >100x the performance per power versus conventional processing cores.
“NeoLAB Convergence recognized immediately that CogniVue APEX Image Cognition Processing technology could re-define what was possible with our smartpen products,” said Eddy Lee, CTO at NeoLAB Convergence. “The N2 is the culmination of our ongoing collaboration with CogniVue, and with their technology we have achieved leadership in performance and ensuring the highest possible user experience.”
With 256 steps of pressure sensing and 120 frames per second performance, the N2 captures all the nuances of writing, drawing and note-taking. The N2 automatically turns on when writing and turns off automatically when finished. With its impressive memory storage, the N2 saves information from writing and note-taking and then synchronizes with a tablet or smartphone when convenient for the user. Never has so much technology and convenience been integrated into such a sleek stylish design for a smart pen.
“CogniVue is excited to be part of such an innovative new product as the N2,” said Simon Morris, CEO, CogniVue Corporation. “These are the kinds of new product possibilities we envisioned enabling with our Image Cognition Processing technology and our APEX development tools and NeoLAB Convergence has done a great job in taking full advantage of the APEX potential.”
Iogen’s advanced cellulosic biofuel technology reaches critical production milestone
Iogen Corporation, a leading developer of cellulosic biofuel technology, and Raízen, one of the world’s largest producers of sugarcane ethanol, are pleased today to announce they have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen`s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Raízen broke ground on the $US100 million “biomass-to-ethanol” expansion just over one year ago. The new facility will convert biomass such as sugar cane bagasse and straw into 40 million litres per year of advanced, second generation cellulosic biofuel. It will also be the first large-scale commercial implementation of Iogen Energy’s cellulosic ethanol technology, which the company developed and has extensively proven in its Ottawa demonstration facility.
“Biofuel production at this facility represents the next step in our partnership with Iogen,” says João Alberto Abreu, agroindustrial director from Raízen. “We believe Iogen Energy has the most robust, well proven, and competitive technology platform in the cellulosic ethanol business. We see tremendous potential for this to meet the world’s growing demand for cleaner and more sustainable fuels, and we anticipate a long and profitable future.”
“We are very excited to have been able to make this start-up a success” says Brian Foody CEO of Iogen Corporation. “We have a great team of engineers, scientists and operators who’ve been working tirelessly with Raízen’s own excellent team. It has been a great partnership and we’re very pleased to be collaborating with a major ethanol industry player and committed partner like Raízen” Foody says. “Large scale commercialization in Brazil will open the door for global deployment of our technology.”
“Continuous commercial production will commence with the upcoming 2015 harvest season,” says Pedro Mizutani, Raízen’s Executive Vice President. Raízen has already announced that, given a success at Costa Pinto, it intends to deploy Iogen Energy`s technology in seven more Raízen sugar cane mills. “We plan to be producing up to 1 billion liters of cellulosic biofuel from bagasse and cane straw by 2024,” says Mizutani.
Raízen`s initial commitment to Iogen came in July 2012, after Raízen concluded that Iogen Energy had the most advanced cellulosic biofuels technology, ideally suited for building co-located commercial plants at Raízen’s sugar cane ethanol facilities. “The technology being deployed has undergone extensive testing and validation work,” says Foody. “We have ten years of demonstration scale operating experience, and by operating over 6 months with Brazilian bagasse, we were able to troubleshoot problems, collect information, and adapt designs for reliable low-cost operation in Brazil.”
Re-posted from http://www.iogen.ca/media-resources/press_releases/2014_12_17_advanced_cellulosic_biofuel_milestone.pdf
CogniVue Announces Toyota Tsusho Electronics (TTE) Joining APEX Partner Program
Tokyo, Japan – December 11, 2014- CogniVue Corporation, which licenses its APEX Image Cognition Processor (ICP) technology to semiconductor vendors for automotive and consumer markets, announced today that Toyota Tsusho Electronics (TTE) is joining the APEX Partner ProgramTM. CogniVue’s APEX ICP technology drives a >100x advantage in performance per area per power for embedded vision processing compared to conventional processor architectures, making it a top choice for System-on-Chip (SoC) vendors integrating embedded vision into their products. With TTE joining CogniVue’s APEX Partner Program, CogniVue continues to build a strong APEX ecosystem in Japan.
“CogniVue offers a total ‘Vision Stack’ with the APEX ICP IP, a unique set of APEX programming tools, and an extensive suite of image and vision processing algorithms in our APEX-CV library,” said Tom Wilson, VP Product Management and Marketing at CogniVue. “In addition, our APEX Partner Program ensures that there is a range of turn-key software providers for the end customer. We are very pleased to have TTE as a key new member of the APEX Partner Program providing strong support for automotive ADAS applications in Japan.”
“TTE sees strong opportunities for CogniVue APEX technology in the Japanese automotive market,” commented Mikio Kobayashi, Deputy Director of TTE. “We believe that the combination of TTE software and system expertise with CogniVue APEX ICP core and algorithm expertise will result in significant new opportunities for both companies.”
“As CogniVue’s IP licensing partner in Japan, DMP is pleased to see this addition of TTE to the APEX Partner Program,” commented Tatsuo Yamamoto, CEO of Digital Media Professionals (DMP). “Automotive customers in Japan evaluating the APEX ICP technology are aware of TTE’s strong automotive system knowledge and will view this as a further validation of CogniVue’s APEX technology.”
Dejero Introduces LIVE+ GoBox Transmitter for Mobile Newsgathering From Virtually Any Location
A Grab-and-Go Solution, Newest Member of Company’s Industry-Leading LIVE+ Platform Is Dependable and Easy to Use
WATERLOO, Ontario — Dec. 8, 2014 — Dejero, award-winning creator of the industry’s most powerful and versatile family of mobile newsgathering products, today announced the LIVE+ GoBox — a professional-grade mobile transmitter for newsgathering professionals and video content contributors on the move. Dejero’s newest portable transmitter is the company’s most versatile and rugged to date, enabling mobile journalists to broadcast live from virtually anywhere with bonded cellular, Wi-Fi, and portable satellite connections, or record up to 40 hours of HD video for later broadcast.
“Our LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter revolutionized remote broadcasting; in fact, news organizations large and small have come to rely on it as a highly versatile and reliable addition to their mobile newsgathering toolbox. With the LIVE+ GoBox, we’ve built on the best features of the 20/20 and further enhanced performance to launch our most rugged and portable mobile transmitter yet—and with the industry-leading high-quality video that broadcasters have come to expect from Dejero,” said Brian Cram, CEO, Dejero. “The GoBox is designed to work in the most challenging of circumstances. Whenever and wherever news is breaking, mobile journalists can just grab the unit and head to the scene to capture and transmit live, high-quality video.”
The GoBox can be set up anywhere to transmit low-latency HD or SD video quickly and reliably, and at a fraction of the cost and complexity of satellite and microwave trucks, even in locations with extremely limited bandwidth. The small GoBox briefcase unit connects to any SDI or HDMI camera, and mobile journalists can set it on the ground, wear it on their back, place it away from the camera for optimal antenna performance, or even use it to broadcast from a moving vehicle. Users can manage the transmitter in the field from any Web browser and route the live or recorded video to the broadcast center for on-air playout or to the cloud for online distribution. Additionally, ingest operators at a broadcast center can remotely locate, monitor, and control the GoBox as well as switch and route live transmissions or recorded files with the Dejero LIVE+ Portal cloud-based management tool.
The GoBox uses Dejero’s patented Intelligent Connection Management technology to bond any available combination of 3G/4G/LTE cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and portable satellite connections, and the system automatically and continuously adapts to network conditions to ensure consistently high video quality. The GoBox includes built-in LTE modems and dual-band integrated Wi-Fi for the fastest-possible broadband connectivity, and its enhanced antenna design provides four times the wireless RF performance of Dejero’s previous portable systems. This is particularly useful in challenging network conditions where bandwidth is limited. In addition, the GoBox features a low-power, high-performance processor engineered to provide high-quality video and longer battery life.
The rugged GoBox is specifically designed for heavy daily use by news crews that need to rush to breaking news scenes and set up quickly. Built for demanding situations where the unit might get jostled—in the midst of a large crowd or a moving vehicle—the GoBox has undergone rigorous vibration testing to ensure it can withstand such environments.
CogniVue Corporation Licenses APEX Image Cognition Processor Models to Synopsys to Accelerate Software Development with Virtual Development Kits for APEX Users
Freescale Technology Forum 2014: Tokyo, Japan December 4, 2014 — CogniVue Corporation announced an agreement today granting Synopsys rights to distribute and sub-license CogniVue’s APEX Image Cognition Processor (ICP) core SystemC model with Synopsys’ VirtualizerTM and Virtual Development Kit (VDK) tools. This agreement addresses the growing customer demand to develop next-generation APEX-enabled System-on-Chips (SoCs) in advance of silicon. Synopsys’ Virtualizer and VDK tools reduce time to market by enabling customers to develop software for vision applications with new APEX- based SoCs pre-silicon.
“Synopsys and Freescale established a Center of Excellence to develop Virtual Development Kits (VDKs) to speed development of automotive system software,” said Marc Serughetti, Director of Business Development at Synopsys. “As Freescale’s preferred solution provider for automotive VDKs, we strive to support a broad set of third-party IP. Our agreement with CogniVue to distribute APEX ICP models with our VDKs enables Freescale customers to accelerate software development of automotive embedded vision systems.”
“It is important to Freescale to have APEX SystemC model support for our customers,” said Davide Santo, ADAS Microcontroller Product Line Manager at Freescale. “Freescale customers will be pleased to see support for APEX SystemC models as part of the Synopsys Virtualizer environment to accelerate development.”
“In a relatively short time frame the CogniVue team has established a strong reputation for its embedded vision expertise and for providing the most comprehensive solution for vision applications,” commented Tom Wilson, VP of Product Management at CogniVue. “This includes vision libraries and algorithm level development tools that reduce time to market for our semiconductor customer’s customers. This agreement with Synopsys to distribute CogniVue’s APEX SystemC models helps further reduce time to market for our customers’ customers developing in advance of silicon on APEX enabled SoCs.”
Mazda USA Selects Dealer-FX to be an Approved Vendor For New Service Drive Tablet Program
Toronto, November 12, 2014 — Today, Dealer-FX proudly announced that they have been designated as an approved vendor for Mazda USA’s Service Drive Tablet program. The program has been launched to Mazda’s nearly 700 dealers in the United States and Mexico.
In selecting them as an approved vendor, Mazda identified Dealer-FX’s Advisor Dashboard solution as an industry leading tool that would support their new tablet-based approach to service drive technology. The Advisor Dashboard provides a proven, comprehensive service write-up process that delivers an accurate, consistent and transparent service experience, in addition to improved fixed operations metrics. The ability to integrate with 14 DMS providers was another key reason Mazda chose Dealer-FX for this initiative.
Dealer-FX’s full suite of products truly offers dealerships 1 Solution. To complement the Dashboard technology, the package also includes a sales to service transition, online/mobile service scheduling, an appointment ledger, seamless DMS integration with most DMS systems, vehicle walkaround, Technican Dashboard and electronic VIN-specific maintenance menus.
“We have been extremely satisfied after implementing many of Dealer-FX’s solutions at John Hine Mazda,” says Jerry Antoine, Parts & Service Director at John Hine Mazda in San Diego. “As a result, we’ve seen increases in our customer retention, dollars per RO and customer satisfaction.”
“Just like SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY has revolutionized fuel efficiency for Mazda, the Dealer-FX product suite is transforming the service experience for dealers across North America,” says Gary Kalk, President & CEO of Dealer-FX. “Every aspect of this program is designed to ensure customers are engaged with service advisors and receive a world-class experience on the drive. We are very excited to be a part of this initiative.”
Mazda USA’s Service Drive Tablet program has already been communicated to dealers and will continuously evolve as new developments in technology and the connected car unfold.
Dealer-FX Group, Inc. Is One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America, Making Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™
Toronto, ON, November 24, 2014 — The automotive marketing and software company, Dealer-FX Group, Inc. today announced it ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America based on percentage growth over a five year period.
Dealer-FX’s President & CEO, Gary Kalk, credits his dedicated team and their ability to drive the long-term strategic vision with the company’s consistent growth. “We are very fortunate to have an extremely talented and passionate team at Dealer-FX,” said Kalk. ”They have not only driven our strategic vision, but also have invested in research and development to ensure that Dealer-FX is ahead of the curve when it comes to enhancing the customer experience and the Connected Car revolution.”
“Technology Fast 500™ winners achieve success and strong growth as a direct result of their leadership and commitment to innovation,” said Pascal Lamoureux, Partner and Leader for Deloitte’s Fast 50™ program. “They make significant contributions to the evolution of the technology industry.”
Overall, 2014 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 136 percent to 123,678 percent from 2009-2013, with an average growth rate of 1,646 percent.
Canadian Securities Exchange to Bring Nasdaq’s Corporate Solutions to Issuers
NEW YORK and TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced a new partnership with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) in Toronto, to further its commitment to providing value-addCorporate Solutions offerings for listed companies in Canada. The strategic partnership will offer CSE’s issuers the full suite of Nasdaq’s market-leading Corporate Solutions products including investor services and targeting, public relations and governance solutions.
“Our solutions are built to empower companies to better inform and manage relationships with their investors, their boards and the general public,” said Paul McKeown, Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions, Nasdaq. “This new partnership with CSE will bring our solutions and services to many new public companies listed with CSE, and expand our already significant presence in the Canadian market.”
CSE issuers will now have potential access to the Corporate Solutions suite of products including the Investor Relations desktop and mobile platforms, Advisory Services, Directors Desk and the GlobeNewswire press release distribution service. In addition to this new agreement, CSE has been a market technology customer of Nasdaq for over 10 years, operating on the X-stream trading platform.
“We are proud to be offering our listed companies some of the finest corporate services and solutions on the market through this new relationship with Nasdaq,” said Robert Cook, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Canadian Securities Exchange. “The CSE cannot emphasize enough the importance of communicating seamlessly and frequently with your key stakeholders while practicing good governance. We feel these offerings will strengthen our issuers and help them achieve their business goals.”
Nasdaq’s technology solutions are used by over 10,000 customers in 60 countries, consisting of public and private entities, exchanges, regulators and broker-dealers, and power over 100 marketplaces worldwide.
Dejero Releases LIVE+ NewsBook for Mac Software
Notebook Transmission Solution is Ideal for Solo Videojournalists Covering Live, Breaking News From Virtually Anywhere
WATERLOO, Ontario — Nov. 19, 2014 —Dejero, award-winning creator of the industry’s most powerful and versatile family of mobile newsgathering products, announced the debut of its LIVE+ NewsBook software for Mac notebooks. The new LIVE+ NewsBook version transforms a Mac notebook into a highly versatile “go-anywhere” video uplink solution for transmitting live HD or SD video feeds as well as recorded and edited files back to the broadcast facility.
“The Dejero LIVE+ NewsBook software is the perfect solution for field reporters and foreign correspondents who need to travel with as little gear as possible,” said Brian Cram, CEO, Dejero. “With the NewsBook’s simple user interface that makes it easy to capture and transmit broadcast-quality content, covering breaking news cost-effectively from remote locations has never been easier.”
Like the other members of the LIVE+ Platform, the NewsBook software bonds multiple cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite connections to create an aggregated data path for the transmission of high-quality, high-reliability, and low-latency video. This makes the solution ideal for everyone from foreign correspondents of major news networks to freelance stringers, mobile media journalists, and “one-person-bands” that act as reporter, producer, editor, and on-air talent to create a virtual news bureau from any location.
In a typical configuration using cellular transmissions, a videojournalist simply connects a Mac notebook running the NewsBook software with a low-cost “prosumer” video camera using a video capture device such as a Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder, which links the camera via the notebook’s Thunderbolt port. By swapping out USB modems attached to the notebook, users can easily adapt the Dejero LIVE+ NewsBook for operation over any country’s cellular networks. The notebook’s own webcam provides an acceptable backup if a camera fails in the field, and it’s also useful for talking-head interviews. They can also receive countdown cues by using the interruptible foldback (IFB) feature and a wired or wireless earpiece.
Using one of these configurations, a videojournalist can be ready in minutes to transmit live video right to air or send recorded and edited packages back to the studio for later broadcast. Monitored and managed by the LIVE+ Portal remotely from any web browser, the video can be sent to a LIVE+ Broadcast Server for playout or to a LIVE+ Cloud Server for distribution to web and mobile web devices.
Dejero Ranks Ninth on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 in North America
Attributes its rapid growth to adoption of IP video technology for live remote broadcasting
WATERLOO, Ontario — Nov. 18, 2014 — Dejero, award-winning creator of the industry’s most powerful and versatile family of mobile newsgathering products, today announced that it ranked ninth place on Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™, an annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America based on percentage growth over a five year period. Dejero grew 14,299 percent from 2009 to 2013 and this is the first year Dejero has achieved a Technology Fast 500 ranking.
Dejero has also been named as one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards for technological innovation, entrepreneurship, rapid growth and leadership, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. Previously it was recognized with a Companies-to-Watch award as part of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Awards.
“To be named in the top 10 fastest-growing companies in North America is a proud moment for all Dejero employees; it not only recognizes the team’s hard work but is a solid indication of the growing momentum for Dejero’s award-winning mobile broadcasting solutions in global markets,” said Brian Cram, CEO of Dejero. “As more and more news organizations recognize the value of portable, versatile, and easy-to-use IP-based video transmission systems as a supplement to traditional approaches for broadcasting live from remote locations, our company is primed for further growth and success.”
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 recognizes the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.