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Nisshinbo Selects Cadence Virtuoso Studio, Clarity 3D Solver

SAN JOSE, CA, Oct 6, 2023 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. has deployed multiple Cadence solutions, including the AI-based Virtuoso Studio custom IC design platform and Clarity 3D Solver, to improve design efficiency and reliably deliver products to market. Using the Clarity 3D Solver, Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. has achieved up to a 12% electromagnetic (EM) simulation runtime improvement when compared with their prior solution.

By deploying the AI-based Virtuoso Studio platform, Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. has access to a full suite of IC design solutions and tight integration with Cadence’s multiphysics system analysis offerings. Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. uses the Virtuoso Schematic Editor for design capturing and the Virtuoso ADE Suite and the integrated Spectre X Simulator to enable its circuit designers to manage corner simulations, statistical analyses, design centering, and circuit optimization. The Virtuoso Layout Suite contains multiple functions, such as concurrent layout editing and design review, that foster user collaboration. Concurrent layout editing allows the partitioning of a layout into many portions, assigning them to different users who can then work independently on their part of the project. Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. designers used this feature to gain a 30% reduction in turnaround time for routing of complex analog blocks.

Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. has also adopted the Clarity 3D Solver for EM simulation and analysis of its module designs after confirming a 12% solver runtime advantage. With its novel, innovative and proprietary massively parallel matrix solver, the Clarity 3D Solver delivers near-linear scalability without any loss in accuracy. Capacity, accuracy, and simulation speed are all achieved concurrently with no need to trade off one for another to realize an optimum design solution in a reasonable time. Through its seamless integration and streamlined in-design analysis workflow with Cadence IC packaging and PCB design platforms, engineering productivity and turnaround time (TAT) are significantly improved.

“For us to continue shipping reliable analog IC and module products to the market in a timely manner, we need to keep improving our design efficiency,” said Yasutoshi Hirano, manager, Design Technology Department, Technology Development Division, Electronic Devices Business Headquarters, Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. “Using Cadence Virtuoso Studio, the latest custom IC design solution, and the Cadence Clarity 3D Solver together, we have demonstrated a more comprehensive chip-to-package design environment for faster and more reliable product development.”

Cadence custom IC and system analysis solutions support the Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy, accelerating system innovation. For more information, please visit

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic systems design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to complete systems for the most dynamic market applications, including hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, consumer, industrial and healthcare. For nine years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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PTC Acquires pure-systems

BOSTON, MA, Oct 5, 2023 – PTC announced that it has acquired pure-systems, a leading provider of product and software variant management solutions. Manufacturing companies use pure-systems’ pure::variants solution to efficiently manage the different variations of software and systems engineering assets across their product configurations. PTC and pure-systems had partnered prior to the acquisition, and pure::variants is already integrated with and directly complements PTC’s Codebeamer application lifecycle management (ALM) solution and similarly complements PTC’s Windchill product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. The addition of pure-systems is expected to support PTC’s leading position in the fast-growing ALM market, drive additional ALM growth, and enhance relationships with customers in regulated industries – including automotive, aerospace, and medical device manufacturers – which are increasingly prioritizing software in their product designs.

“The acquisition of pure-systems adds important functionality to our ALM suite that is critical to manufacturers around the world,” said Jim Heppelmann, chairman and CEO, PTC. “Manufacturers are increasingly turning to software to differentiate their products and to create different versions of their products to address the full range of customer needs. In particular, automakers that are investing heavily in software-defined vehicles require tightly integrated ALM and software variant management solutions to plan and deliver the different software configurations that power their range of vehicle offerings. We believe that the combination of Codebeamer and pure::variants positions PTC as one of the leading providers of software requirements, configuration, testing, and validation solutions in the market.”

“The pure-systems team is thrilled to join PTC and continue supporting our manufacturing customers’ needs for software variant management solutions,” said Danilo Beuche, CEO, pure-systems. “PTC shares our focus on this critical need for companies that make complex, regulated products and on the importance of an open ecosystem approach. We are proud of what the pure-systems team has accomplished for our customers to this point, and we are excited to join PTC’s ALM group to continue to grow our position in this important market.”

About PTC

PTC is a global software company that enables industrial and manufacturing companies to digitally transform how they engineer, manufacture, and service the physical products that the world relies on. Headquartered in Boston, MA, PTC employs over 7,000 people and supports more than 30,000 customers globally.

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Advantive Acquires Proplanner

TAMPA BAY, FL, Oct 4, 2023 – Advantive, a mission-critical software provider for specialty manufacturing and distribution businesses, announced its acquisition of Proplanner, a leader in product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions and manufacturing execution systems (MES). This acquisition further advances Advantive’s commitment to driving innovation in the manufacturing and distribution lifecycle.

As the only assembly-focused PLM system available in the market today, Proplanner is trusted by many leading names in aerospace, automotive, agriculture, and construction to help manage assembly line manufacturing, generate detailed work instructions, track the location of parts, and improve shop floor layout and efficiency. This acquisition adds expertise and elevates Advantive’s capabilities across the assembly space while helping customers organize manufacturing data, prevent errors, and reduce costs.

“Today marks a significant milestone for Advantive as we embrace the future of manufacturing technology,” said Benoit de la Tour, CEO of Advantive. “With Proplanner’s cutting-edge solutions and expertise, we are well-positioned to revolutionize the PLM space and bring unmatched value to our customers. This acquisition strengthens our resolve and brings Advantive to the forefront of innovation, and we look forward to the exciting journey ahead.”

The Proplanner Assembly PLM solution features three technology platforms designed to increase efficiency: Assembly Planner, Shop Floor MES, and Flow Planner. Embraced by customers in heavy manufacturing, Proplanner complements Advantive’s existing suite of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), MES, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) software by adding elements of analysis, tracking, and optimization to human-enabled product assembly. With the addition of Proplanner, Advantive now covers every dimension of complex manufacturing processes – from planning and execution, to assembly, quality, warehousing, transportation, and more.

“We are thrilled to become part of Advantive’s vision for the future,” said Dave Sly, Proplanner CEO. “By joining forces with Advantive, we are excited to bring a synergistic suite of manufacturing solutions and value-generating software to our customers. Together, we will set new industry standards for efficiency and productivity.”

About Advantive

Advantive is a leading provider of mission-critical software for specialty manufacturing and distribution companies, offering purpose-built ERP, MES, and SPC software solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers. Serving over 5,000 customers and operating in 14 countries, Advantive’s software solutions streamline complex processes, optimize operations visibility and throughput, and drive improved quality, profitability, and revenue growth. Deeply embedded into key end-to-end workflows, Advantive’s software uses automation, seamless integration, and real-time data to streamline plant scheduling, order management, quality control, sales order forecasting and pricing, ecommerce, and delivery – making the complex, simple.

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PlanHub Unveils Construction Industry Insights Report for 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, Oct 3, 2023 – PlanHub, the leading cloud software platform for commercial construction professionals, is pleased to announce the release of its highly-anticipated industry report, “Building on Solid Ground: Construction Industry Insights for 2024.” This groundbreaking report delves deep into the intricacies of the construction sector, shedding light on a looming slowdown in 2024 and offering three indispensable strategies for contractors to not only weather the storm but flourish in challenging landscapes.

“Our responsibility is to keep industry stakeholders informed about upcoming challenges and necessary preparations, enabling them to take proactive steps instead of reacting to industry changes.” stated Ro Bhatia, CEO PlanHub. While the US economy has surpassed expectations throughout the first half of 2023, the construction industry is now faced with a compelling and urgent question: how can it prepare for the anticipated slowdown in 2024?
Within the pages of “Building on Solid Ground,” readers will find a comprehensive exploration of current industry dynamics. The report underscores the need for contractors to embrace three key strategies:

  1. Building and Nurturing Relationships: In a landscape where relationships with stakeholders are paramount, PlanHub’s report emphasizes the critical role of fostering and nurturing these connections.
  2. Establishing a Robust Preconstruction Process: Efficiency in project planning and cost management is non-negotiable. The report provides a roadmap for the establishment of an effective preconstruction process.
  3. Embracing Technological Advancements: The construction sector has lagged behind in adopting digital solutions. However, the report highlights the pivotal role of technology in ensuring competitiveness and resilience.

In addition, the report uncovers an enticing growth opportunity hidden in the often-overlooked preconstruction sphere. This segment, though traditionally underserved in terms of technological innovation, has the potential to revolutionize project execution efficiency, promising a brighter future for the industry.

The report concludes with a sobering assessment of the construction industry’s outlook in 2024. While specific segments may experience modest growth, others could face declines of approximately -3%, with an average variation of -2% prevalent across all commercial categories. In light of this impending industry deceleration, PlanHub’s report serves as a beacon of guidance.

“Building on Solid Ground: Construction Industry Insights for 2024” is a call to action for construction firms to fortify themselves against the slowdown. By implementing the strategies outlined in this report, firms can better position themselves to thrive in an evolving and challenging market landscape.

PlanHub, recognized as a pioneer in construction technology, stands at the forefront of driving innovation within the industry. With a mission to empower commercial construction professionals with user-friendly tools and data-driven insights, PlanHub is committed to helping businesses expand by optimizing workflows and enhancing collaboration.

About PlanHub

PlanHub is the cloud software platform that empowers commercial construction professionals to expand their businesses by optimizing workflows, improving collaboration, and offering data-driven insights for more intelligent choices. Their user-friendly tools assist contractors and suppliers throughout the preconstruction journey, delivering qualified leads, seamless team cooperation, efficient document handling, complete bid management solutions, and valuable data insights within a fully integrated ecosystem.

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Transcend, MANN+HUMMEL Partner for Wastewater Treatment

PRINCETON, NJ, Sep 29, 2023 – Transcend Software Inc., the leading SaaS provider of generative design tools for critical infrastructure and global filtration technology company MANN+HUMMEL announced a partnership to further innovation in wastewater treatment technology. The Transcend Design Generator (TDG), a generative design software which fully automates the conceptual and preliminary design of critical infrastructure assets, now empowers MANN+HUMMEL Water and Membrane Solutions’ engineering and sales divisions to craft BIO-CEL MBR budgetary proposals with unprecedented ease and speed.

This collaboration marks a significant leap forward in efficiency and responsiveness for MANN+HUMMEL with prospective clients. By utilizing the TDG as part of its budgetary proposal process, MANN+HUMMEL not only optimizes its resources but elevates its ability to meet market demands and propose ground-breaking treatment solutions that drive business growth.

“Utilizing a MANN+HUMMEL specific version of TDG empowers us to enhance our response times to customers, take on more projects, and elevate the quality and consistency of our equipment selection and sizing,” said John Williams, Americas sales leader at MANN+HUMMEL. “By integrating TDG into our operations, we are advancing our digital initiatives, expanding our business, and boosting our margins.”

Future collaborations between Transcend and MANN+HUMMEL may involve incorporating additional product lines, generating supplementary documentation – like P&ID’s and BIM models – and integrating MANN+HUMMEL membranes into the TDG platform for optionality when utility and EPC customers are assessing treatment options in the conceptual design phase of capital planning projects.

“Working with market leaders in innovative treatment technologies is always exciting. Supporting MANN+HUMMEL in one of the initial steps of their digital transformation journey is core to our value at Transcend – and we cannot wait to see what the future holds,” said Adam Tank, co-founder and chief customer officer at Transcend.

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About Transcend

Transcend is a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, developing generative design engineering tools for the global engineering, construction, technology/OEM, and utility sectors. Their revolutionary platform, the Transcend Design Generator (TDG), integrates various engineering design disciplines into a hosted cloud-based software, enabling users to input data and automatically generate complete preliminary engineering designs for a wide range of critical infrastructure projects and vertical assets.


MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global company in filtration technology. Under its two business units Transportation and Life Sciences & Environment, the Ludwigsburg-based Group (Germany) develops intelligent filtration and separation solutions that enable cleaner mobility, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner industry.

MANN+HUMMEL Water and Membrane Solutions division is a global manufacturer that delivers membrane and filter solutions to meet customers’ water and process filtration needs.

Hilscher Announces NetFIELD App EtherCAT Tap

Hilscher North America announces the release of its EtherCAT Tap software application for netFIELD OnPremise edge gateway and other supported netX-based hardware. This innovative software solution provides seamless IIoT integration for both new and legacy machinery.

The netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap enables manufacturers to passively extract valuable process data from existing machines on EtherCAT networks without impacting operations and equipment controls. The application is compatible with any EtherCAT network, achieves success without interference to existing network or PLC controls, and its simple setup can be completed within minutes. This containerized software is easy to deploy and manage, and it includes a built-in, feature-rich configuration app that is accessible via web browser. No additional software tools are required for deployment.

By implementing a physical data switch — such as netFIELD OnPremise or netMIRROR — directly after the PLC, users have access to all messaging and data traffic. This is made possible by Hilscher’s netX system-on-chip (SoC) hardware. The netX hardware allows the application to unobtrusively tap data from an EtherCAT network (or any Ethernet network) and forward it to the container. Using a form of deep packet inspection technology derived from Hilscher’s netAnalyzer, the netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap monitors and analyzes existing machine network traffic, can recognize fieldbus protocols and remains invisible to existing machines on the network.

The extracted, raw EtherCAT data can either be automatically enriched with semantics during the capture process, or manually reconstructed. Semantic information can be directly input via the EtherCAT network information (ENI) file — provided by TwinCAT or any other compatible engineering tool. After configuration, data of interest can be sent via MQTT to the desired monitoring or analytics application. Additionally, the listen-only functionality ensures that netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap is secure by design, offering an easy-to-use data acquisition solution for EtherCAT networks.

This passive data capture tool enables condition monitoring and data analytics applications to improve the performance of legacy machines and plant operations — with zero impact on installed equipment.

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EagleView Announces New Executive Leadership Team

ROCHESTER, NY, Sep 15, 2023 – Eagle View Technologies, Inc, the leading aerial imagery and insights company, announces changes to its executive leadership team. Four months ago, the company’s new CEO Piers Dormeyer stepped into his role, and this announcement signals leadership changes aligned with his vision for the future. The company continues a path of growth aligned with its rapidly expanding capability in the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and insights-driven technologies across all sectors of the organization from insurance to construction to solar and governmental customers.

“We are experiencing an unprecedented moment of growth,” shared EagleView CEO Piers Dormeyer. “And these organizational changes are reflective of our desire to have the talent necessary to expand the company’s remit and capacity. The best teams are built with exceptional leaders, and I’m proud to say Becky, Marcy, and Patrick are no exception.”

Changes to the company’s leadership team, include:

  • Rebecca Unruh has been promoted to General Counsel, in a role recently vacated by Kim Nakamaru. Unruh comes to the role after two and a half years at EagleView, joining the company as Head of IP, then serving as deputy general counsel, IP and Transactions. Prior to joining EagleView, Unruh held various positions at Western Digital and worked in private practice at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, and Goodwin Procter. In this role, Unruh will continue to provide expert and strategic advice as the company grows and innovates.
  • Marcy Comer will be stepping into the role of EagleView’s chief marketing officer, a new role that consolidates the marketing functions across the commercial and government sectors of the business. Comer has worked at EagleView for the past two and a half years and came to the company with prior experience at Amazon, Sears, 7-Eleven, and multiple startups. In this role, Comer will focus on expanding the EagleView brand to ensure continued growth of the company.
  • Patrick Gill will move from his role leading marketing for the government business at EagleView, and be promoted to SVP & GM of imagery, insights and emerging markets, in a role recently vacated by Tim Rochman. Patrick has been with EagleView for nearly three years and comes to the company from Nationwide, Sabre and Accenture. In his role, Gill will focus on leading the company into new markets with an expanding product offering.

The company wishes to thank Kim Nakamaru and Tim Rochman for their years of service, and pivotal roles in growing the company over the past decade.

About EagleView

EagleView is a leader in geospatial technology, providing solutions that transform the way our customers work. EagleView has the largest geospatial data and imagery library ever assembled, encompassing 94 percent of the US population. EagleView’s unique technology portfolio comprises more than 300 patents, enabling it to offer highly differentiated software, imagery, and analytics products for multiple industries.

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Kingston Launches IronKey D500S USB Flash Drive

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, Sep 13, 2023 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, launched the Best-in-Class Kingston IronKey D500S, hardware-encrypted USB flash drive providing military-grade security for classified data in transit.

D500S is FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) certified with new enhancements from NIST requiring secure microprocessor upgrades for stronger security and attack protections for government and military use. The drive self-tests upon bootup and includes thermal and voltage protection to automatically shut down when certain threshold is reached. Waterproof1, dustproof1, shock and vibration resistant to Military Standards2, crush-resistant and epoxy-filled, D500S’ rugged zinc casing protects internal components from penetration attacks.

The Multi-Password option with Complex or Passphrase mode3 allows users to take ownership over their data, making it easier to remember the password to unlock the stringent security. Admin can reset a User password and enable a One-Time Recovery password to restore access should User password be forgotten. Both Admin and User can set a session-based Read-Only mode to protect the drive from malware on untrusted systems, while Admin can also set a Global Read-Only mode until reset. To keep data from getting into the wrong hands, Admin can enter a Crypto-Erase password that will destroy the data and reset the drive to prevent unauthorized access in compromising situations.

D500S includes great features found in the Kingston IronKey lineup like XTS-AES 256-bit encryption, protection from BadUSB and Brute Force attacks with digitally signed firmware, Virtual Keyboard4 for keylogger and screenlogger protection, and D500S also boasts the industry’s first dual-partition option. Admin can create two custom-sized secure partitions for Admin and User, allowing for a Hidden File Store that can be used to provision files to the User partition as needed. When using untrusted systems or sharing the drive, the Hidden File Stores keep data secure and invisible unless properly accessed.

“The flagship D500S with FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) offers more features than any other drive in its class. D500S upgrades the IronKey D300S with state-of-the-art security making for a complete security solution for high-value data protection for larger enterprises and governments,” said Richard Kanadjian, IronKey global business manager, Kingston. “IronKey has become an essential pillar to meeting Data Loss Protection (DLP) best practices with the toughest military-grade security for compliance with data encryption laws and regulations such as SOC 2, NIS2, FISMA, GDPR, PIPEDA, HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, SOX, and CCPA.”

D500S offers many customization options and are TAA/CMMC Compliant and Assembled in USA. Available in fast dual channel performance with capacities up to 512GB, backed by a 5-year warranty with free technical support. An enterprise managed D500SM model as well as an optional-managed custom drive are also available5.

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Kingston IronKey D500S/SM Features and Specifications:

  • Military-Grade Hardware-Encrypted USB Drive: FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) certified XTS-AES 256-bit encryption with secure microprocessor upgrades for stronger security. Built-in protections against BadUSB and Brute Force attacks. New drive self-testing upon bootup and thermal and voltage protection to automatically shut down drives when they reach certain thresholds.
  • Multi-Password Option for Data Recovery: Enable Admin, User, and One-Time Recovery passwords. Admin can reset a User password and enable a One-Time Recovery password to restore User’s access to data if the User password is forgotten.
  • Complex or Passphrase Mode: Select between Complex or Passphrase mode. Passphrases can be complete sentences, multiple words that only you remember – from 10 to 128 characters long. An Eye symbol for all entered passwords helps reduce typos.
  • Industry-first Dual Hidden Partition Option:Admin can create two custom-sized Dual Hidden Partitions for Admin and User for a Hidden File Store to keep data secure and invisible unless properly accessed. Dual Hidden Partitions can provide additional security on untrusted systems or when drive sharing is required.
  • Crypto-Erase Password for Compromising Situations:The Crypto-Erase password will wipe encryption keys, delete all data forever and reset the drive.
  • Rugged Casing Built to IronKey Toughest Standards: Zinc casing that is waterproof, dustproof, crush-resistant and is epoxy-filled for physical tamper-resistant security.
  • Fully Customizable: Enable, disable, modify drive features and profile. Co-logo.
  • Global and Session Read-Only (Write Protect) Modes: Both Admin and User can set a session-based Read-Only mode to protect the drive from malware on untrusted systems. Admin can also set a Global Read-Only mode that sets the drive in Read-Only mode until reset.
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • Capacities68GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Connector: Type-A
  • Speed7:
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 8GB –128GB: 240MB/s read, 190MB/s write
    256GB: 240MB/s read, 170MB/s write
    512B: 310MB/s read, 250MB/s write

USB 2.0

8GB –512GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write

  • Dimensions: 9mm x 21.9mm x 12.0mm
  • Waterproof8: Certified to IP67 rating
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
  • Compatibility: USB 3.0/USB 3.1/USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • Customization Options:
    : Enable, disable, modify drive features and profile. Co-logo.
    D500SM: Modify drive profile. Co-logo. Optional-Managed version.
  • Warranty/Support:
    : 5-year warranty, free technical support
    D500SM: 2-year warranty, free technical support
  • Compatible with: Windows 11, 10, macOS 10.15.x – 13.x, Linux9 Kernel 4.4+

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver the solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and our passion fuels the technology the world uses every day. We strive beyond our products to see the bigger picture, to meet the needs of our customers and offer solutions that make a difference.

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1 Please refer to datasheet’s specification. Product must be clean and dry before use.

2 MIL-STD-810F certified for mechanical shock, vibration and drop tests.

3 Passphrase mode is not supported in Linux.

4 Virtual Keyboard: Only supports US English on Microsoft Windows and macOS.

5 SafeConsole management service purchased separately.

6 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide.

7 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

8 IEC 60529 certified for waterproof with the cap on. Product must be clean and dry before use.

9 Feature support on Linux is limited. Refer to user manual for more details. Certain distributions of Linux will require super-user (root) privileges in order to execute the IronKey commands properly in the terminal application window.

Roland DG Introduces VersaSTUDIO BN2-20, BN2-20A

HAMAMATSU, Japan, Sep 11, 2023 – Roland DG Corp., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the addition of the BN2-20 and BN2-20A desktop inkjet printer/cutters to its VersaSTUDIO product lineup.

“Since our founding in 1981, we have been providing digital solutions that enable anyone to easily do what could only be achieved previously by people with special skills and experience.,” said Tony Miller, President of Roland DG’s global sales and marketing division. “Today, our compact, easy-to-use, and affordable desktop products are marketed under the brand name VersaSTUDIO and include a broad range of popular desktop solutions, such as inkjet printers, cutters, engravers, metal printers, and foil transfer laser decorators.”

The new BN2 series offers a choice of two powerful eco-solvent desktop devices that produce outstanding print quality and have precision contour cutting that allows creation of automatic contour cut graphics, photos, and text in any desired shape. They use the same high-definition printheads, eco-solvent inks, and cutting technology as our wide-format printers. The new BN2 increases the printing speed approximately 4 times greater than the previous models. Despite the compact size, they can produce a wide variety of high-value-added items, from original T-shirts, posters, stickers, labels, and unique-shaped displays, beautifully and quickly.

According to Miller, the BN2 series was designed to offer excellent usability, even for beginners. Following the streamlined installation, you can immediately begin production. The printers have a simple design with a power button equipped with multi-color LED lights. The color and blinking pattern provide an instant indication of the printer’s status.

All functions can be easily performed with the included Utility software which supports convenient operation through easy-to-understand icons with high visibility and intuitive, quick access to the menu items you want to use. The printers also come standard with software that can be used for everything from design creation to output with simple operations. In addition, the newly designed Frontal Access Structure allows all tasks, from media setup to maintenance, to be performed from the front of the printer for a more efficient use of space.

Roland DG Connect, a cloud-based service is also included. This service provides more proactive support in the event of errors and visualization of the printer’s operating status, allowing you to use the printer with peace of mind.

Customers can choose from two models, the CMYK plus White 5-color BN2-20 and the CMYK 4-color BN2-20A, according to their requirements. Design and output software that would normally have to be purchased separately are included as standard features, making the printer price easy for first-time users to get started. A comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty and optional maintenance contract are also provided.

“Since the first model was introduced, over 25,000 units of the BN Series have been sold, encouraging taking on new challenges by many different customer segments, including entrepreneurs, companies bringing out-sourced production in-house, and educational institutions committed to STEAM education practices,” Miller said. “With further advances in productivity and usability, the BN2 series opens the door to greater creativity and business success for even more people. We will continue to expand our VersaSTUDIO series lineup to encourage new challenges around the world.”

For more information, visit Roland DG website.

Altair Names Matogen Applied Insights Channel Partner

in South Africa

TROY, MI, Sep 7, 2023 – Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced Matogen Applied Insights will join Altair’s growing channel partner network. Based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Matogen Applied Insights will offer Altair RapidMiner, Altair’s data analytics and AI platform, to its customers in South Africa. Solutions include market-leading products such as Altair RapidMiner and Altair SLC.

“Our regional customers will gain value by having a local partner with expertise in data analytics for the banking, financial services, and insurance industry”, said Ariel Hadar, managing director and country manager, Altair Israel and Altair South Africa. “We are excited that Matogen Applied Insights will now offer our solutions to help maximize customer business opportunities and help them realize the value of their data.”

“We have always partnered with our clients to solve problems by combining business knowledge with the most advanced tools, techniques, and technology,” said Jacobus Eksteen, chief executive officer and co-founder, Matogen Applied Insights. “This partnership with Altair will enhance our service offerings to provide clients with effective and advanced technologies and allow us to serve them better. Whether they’re using the cloud or on-premises technologies or leveraging Python, R, SQL, the SAS language, or even spreadsheets, Altair’s data analytics and AI solutions help companies eliminate friction and advance their digital transformation efforts.”

Matogen Applied Insights was founded in 2018 and leverages international best practices in statistics and AI for predictive modeling while embracing the power of human intelligence. It offers services and solutions in financial services, agriculture, health, mining, asset management, real estate and neuro-psychology.

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About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

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