Reflex opens London demonstration suite

Reflex demo suite MD Roland Dreesden said: “Much of our business is London based and we’ve developed this facility to support our City customers.  It means we can show products that would otherwise be impossible to demonstrate due to their sheer size, for example video walls.  Additionally, it gives customers a feel for how the technology looks in situ and how different elements integrate and work together as full solutions”. On show are technologies that include cloud based video communication systems, wireless audio conferencing, modular meeting system, collaboration tools and videowall displays.  Customers can also see systems that have been developed for markets with particular relevance to London, such as […]

Scala powers 400-screen digital signage network at Slovenian petrol stations

Petrol wanted the system to maximise their income and capitalise their value added services. It also wanted a centrally managed communication system for promoting in-store products.  In addition, the company wanted to integrate its tailor-made cash register system with the digital signage system they had in mind. 30 Slovenian Petrol service stations are now equipped with a total of 400 digital displays, all powered by Scala software. Screens installed at the pumps are weather-resistant and display advertisements of products that are sold in the station’s store. Inside the station’s store, customers are welcomed by either one or two full HD screens displaying products and services advertisements.  At the cash registry […]

Riedel expands global operations with new offices in Benelux and Australia

Riedel’s new office in Australia “Over the past few years, we have observed significant growth in the Benelux broadcast and event market,” said Wilbert Kooij, general manager of Riedel Benelux. “Therefore, the next logical step was to expand with a dedicated office here in the Netherlands. The office gives us the opportunity to offer very direct rental and sales support, along with even more thorough customer service.” The new Hilversum office addresses growing markets and rising demand for Riedel products in the Benelux region. The facility will cover all sales, rental, and service operations. Kooij has been responsible for Riedel operations in the Dutch market for more than two years. […]

USDA and EPA Release New Report on Honey Bee Health

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and EPA on May 2 released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure. “There is an important link between the health of American agriculture and the health of our honey bees for our country’s long-term agricultural productivity,” said Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan. “The forces impacting honey bee health are complex and USDA, our research partners, and key stakeholders will be engaged in addressing this challenge.” The decline in honey bee health is a complex problem caused […]

Voting Open for Green America ‘People & Planet’ Award to Recognize Small Businesses

The public voting period now is open for the 10 finalists of the fourth Green America “People & Planet” award, which recognizes America’s best green small businesses. Each of three winners will receive $5,000. Voting ends on May 31. The quarterly “People & Planet Awards” recognize innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. This round of the awards focuses on businesses that have overall green practices and are committed to a sustainable food system. The winner will be announced in early June. The 10 final contenders for this round of People & Planet Awards are: Alter Eco, San Francisco; Archi’s Acres, Escondido, […]

Voting Open for Green America ‘People & Planet’ Award to Recognize Small Businesses

The public voting period now is open for the 10 finalists of the fourth Green America “People & Planet” award, which recognizes America’s best green small businesses. Each of three winners will receive $5,000. Voting ends on May 31. The quarterly “People & Planet Awards” recognize innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. This round of the awards focuses on businesses that have overall green practices and are committed to a sustainable food system. The winner will be announced in early June. The 10 final contenders for this round of People & Planet Awards are: Alter Eco, San Francisco; Archi’s Acres, Escondido, […]

Musculoskeletal Disorders on the Rise

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) cost the United States approximately $45-$55 billion per year. In fact, 80 percent of adults injure their backs at some point in their lives. These injuries could be greatly reduced with training, knowledge and preventative maintenance. MSDs are one of the most common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability in America. Many workers who have surgery for a musculoskeletal disorder experience recurring problems that require additional surgery, leading to lost work time, disability and required changes in occupations. From 2010 to 2011, we saw a relatively unchanged rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work. Although this number remained statistically […]