Tennessee Technology & Science

TaKaDu Signs First US Contract with Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB), Tennessee, USA

2017-04-06

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee and YEHUD, Israel, April 6, 2017 — TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Event Management solutions for the water industry, announced today that Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) has signed a contract with TaKaDu, following a public tender, as part of its concerted efforts to improve customer service and reduce non-revenue water (NRW). The project is being managed by Matchpoint, one of TaKaDu’s distributors in the North American region. KUB provides electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties in the East Tennessee Valley. KUB invests heavily in enhancing its infrastructure. In its water distribution system, for example, it has created District Metered Areas (DMAs) to partition the network, added many sensors and meters for flow and pressure monitoring, and replaced other assets. The next natural step was to decide how to transform data on the water system into operational...

Western Computer Announces Platinum Sponsorship at UG Summit 2017

2017-04-06

Oxnard, California April 06, 2017 — The Dynamics Communities User Group Summit is the ultimate Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics AX learning and networking event of the year. This year’s event will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee starting October 10th and running through October 13th. Western Computer’s experienced consultants will be in attendance to answer questions, demo solutions, and meet with customers. “As active members of the NAVUG and AXUG communities, we are proud to announce our continued support of the annual conference. This is an extremely beneficial event to our customers to ensure they get the most from their ERP systems and the partnership we have built,” states Linda M. Collins, President of Western Computer. “We look forward to sharing our excitement and to help drive engagement of Dynamics NAV, Dynamics AX, and Dynamics 365 products.” Exhibiting...

Alectra Utilities recognized as 'Thought Leader' for pricing pilot
Alectra Utilities recognized as 'Thought Leader' for pricing pilot

2017-04-05

Alectra Utilities recognized as ‘Thought Leader’ for pricing pilot SOURCE: Alectra Utilities April 05, 2017 10:35 ET Earns award from PLMA for innovative Advantage Power Pricing initiative NASHVILLE, TN– – April 05, 2017) – Alectra Utilities was acknowledged for its innovative, industry-leading work at the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) conference held Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee, receiving a Thought Leader award in recognition of the success of the company’s Advantage Power Pricing (APP) pilot. In partnership with...

Learning Ally Announces its 57th Annual National Achievement Award…
Learning Ally Announces its 57th Annual National Achievement Award…

2017-04-05

Winners are being recognized for scholastic excellence, exemplary leadership and service to others. Denver, CO April 05, 2017 — Learning Ally, a national nonprofit serving individuals across the U.S. with visual, physical and learning disabilities, will honor six remarkable students and two outstanding teachers on April 7th at its 57th annual National Achievement Awards celebration in Denver. Three high achievers are blind or visually impaired and three have learning disabilities like dyslexia. All are being recognized for scholastic excellence, exemplary leadership and service to others; and they have thrived in education with the help of accessible educational content and assistive technology that Learning Ally provides. The following winners will receive cash awards...

Thermocopy Service Technicians Achieve Ricoh’s Highest Award for…
Thermocopy Service Technicians Achieve Ricoh’s Highest Award for…

2017-04-05

“We are honored to have had every eligible team member earn the Prestige Certification. This level of expertise is critical to the success of our organization and more importantly the success of our customers”, said Chris Watson, director of service. Knoxville, Tennessee April 05, 2017 — Thermocopy, the largest and most experienced business technology company in East Tennessee announced that Ricoh Corporation recognized 20 of Thermocopy’s service technicians for earning the 2016 Ricoh “Prestige” certification. This is a designation for service technicians that demonstrates a knowledge and skill set that makes them the “Best of the Best” as part of Ricoh’s Service Excellence Program. The “Prestige” certification is obtained via completion of 2 levels...

Allstate Launches Fifth Annual Reality Rides® Tour to Help Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

2017-04-04

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 4, 2017 — Just in time for April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Allstate is calling on drivers to avoid distractions behind the wheel, especially with safety experts finding distracted driving killed almost 3,500 people and injured nearly 400,000 in the U.S. in 2015.i To drive home its message, Allstate is launching its fifth annual Reality Rides® tour, featuring a simulator that provides a safe environment to learn about the often devastating, but preventable, impact of distracted driving. This year’s tour will stop in 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, more than double last year’s events. The Berry family of Texas knows the impact of distracted driving first hand. As Josh and Robin Berry and their three young children headed home from vacation in 2011, a distracted driver hit their minivan head-on. The crash killed Josh and Robin and paralyzed their two sons. The children, Peter, Aaron and Willa Berry, have since been...

Investigators Identify and Fix Root Causes with TapRooT®'s New Software Solution

2017-04-04

“Nearly all worksite fatalities, injuries, and illness are preventable. Investigators using TapRooT® software as a tool to identify and fix hazards in their facilities minimize or eliminate serious consequences from future incidents.” Knoxville, Tennessee April 04, 2017 — System Improvements Inc. is excited to announce the release of TapRooT® 6.2.0. The software was built in collaboration with worksite incident investigators who focus on identifying and correcting root causes, and was designed with input from an advisory board of global experts. TapRooT® 6.2.0 allows investigators to flowchart a sequence of events, analyze causal factors and develop effective corrective actions through a single, intuitive interface. “We are happy to move forward with such a strong and flexible root cause analysis and evidence collection software that aides investigators in identifying and fixing...

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