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January 31, 2022

WeatherWise USA Announces Completion of Recapitalization

Company Poised to Double Revenues and Introduce Innovations
WeatherWise USA, Inc. announces the completion of its 15 month recapitalization. The recapitalization solidifies the company’s balance sheet and gives it the flexibility to respond to new opportunities.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2022 -- WeatherWise USA, Inc. announces the completion of its 15 month recapitalization. According to Board member and investor, Andrew Senchak of Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, “This recapitalization solidifies the company’s balance sheet and gives it the flexibility to respond to new opportunities. The company is profitable with positive cash flows.” WeatherWise CEO Rand Warsaw adds “We are delighted to have business booked through 2008 and expect to increase our revenues significantly in the next two years.”

WeatherWise USA plans to continue growing its customer base for the electric and gas fixed bill products that are based on proprietary computer modeling. The strengthened balance sheet also enables the company to leverage its skills in applying risk management and financial engineering to new energy services and products. “This turnaround positions us to build on our core strengths in fixed bill product services for utility markets and to provide unparalleled innovative services to new and existing markets,” Vijay Parmar, VP of Financial Technology, explains. WeatherWise expects to offer new products in weather market technology, utility financial management, and electric and gas hedging markets and is poised to commercialize techniques previously developed for in-house use, such as a specialized computer language for database interrogation.

About WeatherWise USA, Inc.:
WeatherWise, USA, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is the premier provider of customized products for energy suppliers to offer their customers—including fixed bills, capped bills, energy efficiency reporting, and billing support services. WeatherWise’s unique use of computerized models based on engineering, rather than econometric, principles enables the development of products and services that reduce weather-related financial risk for energy providers and their residential and commercial consumers.

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January 29, 2022

New Sales Outsourcing Alliance Announced – Helping U.K. and U.S. Companies Trade

The APH Group and The Business Periscope Ltd today announced a new alliance to facilitate trade by UK and US companies through Sales Outsourcing.

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- The APH Group of Savannah, Georgia today announced a new strategic alliance with The Business Periscope, based in Cardiff and with a presence in Cheshire, UK to assist UK and U.S. companies in exporting their products through Sales Outsourcing.

Realizing that many companies fail to explore the advantages of exporting and entering new markets because of the costs involved, this new alliance offers Sales Outsourcing Services in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sales Outsourcing is a viable strategy enabling companies to get to market quickly and cost-effectively with a salesforce that has instant access and established relationships with the seller’s targeted customer base.

The Business Periscope will represent The APH Group in the United Kingdom for US clients that need access to the UK and European markets. The APH Group will represent The Business Periscope in the United States for UK clients that want to export their products to the US.

Through their vast networks of independent sales agents and knowledge of markets and distribution channels, this alliance can quickly develop sales strategies and outsourcing programs for their clients at a fraction of the cost of the client entering new markets on their own.

“We look forward to working with The Business Periscope. With them as our U.K. liaison we will be able to offer our clients local support and increased avenues of communication. In turn, we can offer U.S. companies help in exporting their products by working with Periscope to develop sales outsourcing programs in the U.K. and European markets,” said Tony Higgins, President of The APH Group.

Paul Gilbert of The Business Periscope stated “For some time we have been seeking an effective market building and distribution company with good reach across the US, and we are confident that we have found this in The APH Group. Their strategic location is an immense asset. We look forward to an effective and enjoyable partnership, to the benefit of UK and US businesses”.

About The APH Group
The APH Group was founded in 1996 and initiated its Sales Outsourcing Services in 2003 to overseas companies wishing to enter the United States market. They provide the Missing Link to trade in North America with their extensive experience and knowledge in developing entry strategies, hiring and managing U.S. salesforces. They provide a complete turn-key sales operation that handles sales, marketing, administration, shipping, export logistics and warehousing.

The APH Group is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia with an office in London, England and Business Developers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Israel and South Africa.

For additional information, please see http://www.aphgroup.us/ or call 912 352-1805.

About The Business Periscope
The Business Periscope is a partnership of specialists in international business support. Operating through partners in a number of European markets, particularly the new Central European members of the European Union where growth is outstripping most of the world, Periscope are able to bring significant added value to companies wishing to develop their international sales or reach. Whether the desire is to distribute products or services, find a manufacturing partner or set up a new site, Periscope has the experience and networks to make it happen.

The Business Periscope is based in Cardiff, South Wales with offices in Cheshire, Birmingham and Newcastle giving ready access to much of England (key cities being Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle). Partners in key European Union markets provide ready access to Continental Europe.

For additional information please call 029 2081 3335 in the UK, +44 29 2081 3335 from outside the UK

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Multiple Examples of 24/7 Shift Schedules Are Now Available

Organizations looking for examples of 24/7 shift schedules have a new resource. Four different sets of widely-used schedules are now available (8 or 12-hour, fixed or rotating). This will reduce research time and improve the schedule selection process. The schedule packages are available from Shift Schedule Design, a company that specializes in the design of customized work schedules.

Novato, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- Managers faced with the challenge of designing a new shift schedule for their work group now have a new resource. Shift Schedule Design has just released four sets of widely-used shift schedules:

• 8-hour, fixed schedules
• 8-hour, rotating schedules
• 12-hour, fixed schedules
• 12-hour, rotating schedules

Each package contains ten different schedules for 24/7 coverage with the same number of employees on every shift. Each schedule includes a spreadsheet showing the on-off work pattern, an explanation of how the schedule works, and the advantages and disadvantages from both business and employee perspectives. There is also a summary sheet listing key features of all ten schedules, such as the number of crews, average overtime, longest and shortest breaks, and the number of weekends off each year.

Until now, designing a new shift schedule was not an easy job. Information on the subject is scarce, and relevant examples are nearly impossible to find. Scheduling software programs will manage an existing schedule, but they won’t create a new one. Consultants that specialize in shiftwork issues usually provide much broader services than just schedule design, and their costs may be prohibitive for smaller firms.

Bruce Oliver, the founder of Shift Schedule Design, explains why he is offering these packages. “Few managers can afford to spend days or weeks searching for examples of different schedules, or trying to develop solutions on their own. We assembled these packages to make it easier to examine a variety of different shift schedules side-by-side. Since the packages are primarily intended for smaller organizations, we priced them to fit a limited budget.”

The schedule packages will facilitate the process of selecting a new schedule. They will reduce research time, provide multiple options to choose from, and make it easier to determine employee opinions and preferences. For more information, contact:

Shift Schedule Design was launched in June 2004 to help small businesses find the best work schedule for their situation. The company designs schedules tailored to meet an organization’s unique requirements and preferences. Mr. Oliver was previously employed by a leading shiftwork consulting firm. He has over 20 years of business management experience.

Contact:
Bruce Oliver
Shift Schedule Design
(415) 717-3754
www.shift-schedule-design.com

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January 27, 2022

Texas Electricians Face New Continuing Education Requirements, RedVector.com Approved to Offer Required Online Training

Last year, House Bill 1487 required Texas electricians to become licensed. More than 80,000 electrical contractors and related professionals rushed to comply with the law. This year, thousands of these electricians must, for the first time, take courses to renew their licenses.

(PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- Last year, House Bill 1487 required Texas electricians to become licensed. More than 80,000 electrical contractors and related professionals rushed to comply with the law. This year, thousands of these electricians must, for the first time, take courses to renew their licenses.

Industry response to the licensing requirement exceeded projections set by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), which expected 60,000 to 80,000 electricians, would apply for a state license. TDLR reported that 84,974 licenses have been issued as of January 11, 2005. “Because the licensing program is new, many Texas electricians may not realize that they must meet renewal requirements this year,” said Victoria Zambito, Vice President of Research and Development for RedVector.com, Inc. “For many busy electricians, meeting these requirements online through RedVector.com could save time and money.”
The Texas law states: “Each licensee must complete 4 hours of continuing education annually and prior to their renewal date.” RedVector.com has been approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Provider Registration #1041) to train electricians.

Courses offered by RedVector.com and approved for Texas electricians include:
2005 NEC: Special Conditions & Communication Systems (2 hours)
2005 NEC: Wiring and Protection - Branch Circuits & Feeders (3 hours)
2005 NEC: Fixed Electrical Space-Heating, AC & Refrigerating Equipment (1 hour)
2005 NEC: Wiring & Protection - Services (2 hours)
National Electrical Code Grounding (4 hours)
NEC Motor Circuits (2 hours)

About RedVector.com, Inc.
RedVector.com offers online courses to professionals involved in the design and construction industries. RedVector.com serves 40,000 customers who can choose from 2,500 course titles authored by more than 100 exclusive subject-matter experts. RedVector.com is dedicated to helping professionals achieve their goals, advance their careers and enrich their lives through education.

For more information, log on to www.RedVector.com or call 800-877-5159, ext. 505

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January 26, 2022

GDS Introduces New Technology To Reduce Monitor Downtime In The Field

Global Display Solutions Ltd. (GDS) has introduced a unique service that will almost eliminate downtime in the field for all of its customers. GDS can fit all of its displays with their own innovative self diagnostic capabilities, which enable the monitors to alert GDS when they have a problem or need replacing. GDS has a global presence manufacturing and supplying world class information displays to passenger terminal, banking, medical and industry customers. The service is available to all customers (with GDS products) and is particularly suitable for monitors where 24 hour operation is a requisite.

(PRWEB) January 26, 2022 -- With more than one million displays installed worldwide, GDS has introduced this service to ensure that, if its units go down in the field, customers receive immediate replacement delivery. As GDS supplies displays to customers in industries such as banking and transport, it is essential that any problems are dealt with swiftly, as downtime costs money. This new programme will also reduce the amount of failed displays in the field as it will provide GDS with the capability of replacing the display as soon as any problems occur.

This new initiative has been introduced as part of GDS’s successful Advanced Exchange programme. GDS’s Advanced Exchange programme is a service support system that allows customers to replace a failed display within 24 hours. All failed units go through a five stage process to ensure reliability. Firstly, GDS will receive an internet notification of a failed display, a replacement will then be sent directly to the site and a service engineer will also travel to the site and exchange the displays. All failed displays are then returned to GDS’s nearest repair facility for service and upgraded to the most recent revision with a full 12 month guarantee. All repaired units go back into the spares inventory and are not used for production.

Customers gain a number of benefits from this innovative service. Firstly, there is no need for extra handling of defective displays and no obsolescence of repair components. Also, overall costs are reduced resulting in lower cost of ownership, down time of displays is reduced and customers are assured that a display manufacturer who offers global support with local service is performing all repairs.

GDS is a world-leading manufacturer of industrial display solutions for a number of industries worldwide including kiosks, retail, advertising, entertainment, banking, marine, process and transport. For further information on GDS’s displays, please call +44 (0) 1274 230150, visit www.gds.com or email e-mail protected from spam bots

For press information, please contact: Liz Ebbrell, The Scott Partnership, The Old Barn, Holly House Estate, CRANAGE, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9LT, UK Tel: 01606 837787 Fax: 01606 837757

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January 23, 2022

Chilectra S.A. Selects Cyco AutoManager® Meridian to Manage Engineering Data

Marks Another Successful Teaming of Microgeo, SYNAPSIS and Cyco Software
Chilectra S.A. has selected to implement Cyco AutoManager Meridian to manage all of its engineering documentation. Chilectra is the largest electric utility in Chile providing power to both residents and businesses.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 23, 2022 -- Microgeo S.A., a provider of IT solutions for the engineering environment, SYNAPSIS, a provider of business management solutions and consulting services to public sector institutions, and Cyco Software, a leading provider of Engineering Data Management (EDM) solutions, announced today that Chilectra S.A. has selected to implement Cyco AutoManager Meridian to manage all of its engineering documentation. Chilectra is the largest electric utility in Chile providing power to both residents and businesses.

For the last 82 years, Chilectra has been delivering electricity to the 33 boroughs in the metropolitan region of Santiago, Chile's capital. The company serves more than 1,3 million customers that make up approximately 45% of the Chilean energy market. Cyco AutoManager Meridian provides the company secure, timely and reliable access to the thousands of drawings that map out Chilectra's power grid.

With Cyco AutoManager Meridian, the company maintains consistency between the as-built records in the central document database and work in progress documentation out in the field. In case of an emergency or maintenance, the software delivers immediate access to the right information. In addition, it provides secure access to people in the entire organization who need to keep abreast of engineering changes and plan infrastructure developments.

"We are extremely pleased with Cyco AutoManager Meridian," says Jose Antonio Perez, Document Management Administrator with Chilectra. "It helps us to make sure we are always working with the correct version of important infrastructure drawings, and it provides us with a quick overview of entire projects."

The implementation of Cyco AutoManager Meridian at Chilectra marks another successful collaboration between Microgeo, SYNAPSIS and Cyco Software. Chilectra has outsourced all of its information technology needs to SYNAPSIS. The consulting firm worked with Microgeo to implement a customized engineering data management solution for Chilectra with Cyco AutoManager Meridian. "There is a natural fit between our companies," says Hector Tapia, Project Director with SYNAPSIS. Alejandro Leniz, Head of Microgeo's data management group, fully agrees. "We're looking forward to working with Cyco Software and SYNAPSIS to continue to deliver state-of-the-art data management products and services to satisfy demand in South America's electrical market."

About Chilectra S.A.
Chilectra S.A. is the largest provider of electrical energy in Chile. Serving both residents and businesses, Chilectra counts more than 1.3 million customers. Chilectra prides itself in deploying continuing innovation to deliver its products and satisfy market needs. For more information, please visit http://www.chilectra.cl.

About SYNAPSIS
In 1988 the Enersis Group created SYNAPSIS, an IT subsidiary and spin off from Chilectra, aimed at meeting information services needs in the companies that make up the Group, as well as offering business management solutions and consulting services to public sector institutions. SYNAPSIS' objective is to offer a broad range of highly specialized products and services, together with its proven experience in the telecommunications, information systems, telecontrol and environmental areas, and overall consulting activities and business management. SYNAPSIS' competitiveness, in a global environment, relies on its team's experience, versatility, professionalism and the backing of its industrial and multi-services group, which offers clients the highest warranty. At present, SYNAPSIS has offices in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Río de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia and Lima, Perú. For more information, please visit http://www.synapsis.cl

About Microgeo S.A.
Microgeo is specialized in the implementation of document management projects based on the Cyco AutoManager Meridian and Cyco AutoManager Teamwork products for companies in the Engineering, Architecture, Manufacturing, Energy, Construction, Mining and Forestry markets. Microgeo designs, develops and implements solutions, improving document management and distribution processes for its clients. For more information, please visit http://www.microgeo.cl/.

About Cyco Software
Cyco Software provides Engineering Data Management (EDM) and Application Integration solutions for multiple vertical industries, including manufacturing, energy, government, pharmaceutical, retail and telecommunications. Cyco Software has almost two decades of industry experience with more than 16,000 clients and over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the USA, UK, Germany and The Netherlands, and an extensive global network of established partners. Cyco Software ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions Cyco AutoManager Meridian and Cyco AutoManager TeamWork. For more information, please visit http://www.cyco.com, or call (800) 323-2926 ext 110 (Americas) or +31 (0) 70 413-3700 (Europe).

Cyco Software, Cyco and AutoManager are registered trademarks of Cyco Software B.V. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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EIG Announces On-Line Historical Trending to the Nexus Series P60N LCD Display Replacing Substation Chart Recorders

Electro Industries/GaugeTech announces new features to the Nexus Series P60N LCD Display. This technologically leading display offers a user-friendly touch screen environment with new features such as On-Line historical trending. The P60N touch screen HMI display provides real time readings, harmonics, waveforms and phasors from Nexus series power meters.

Westbury, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2022 -- Electro Industries/GaugeTech announces new On-Line historical trending to its P60N touch screen HMI display for the Nexus series meters. This allows the display to be used for chart recording applications like monitoring Voltage over time, Current over time, Power or Frequency. Using this technology, substation operators get traditional Chart recorded data in real time on a graphical touch-screen LCD display without having to install separate equipment. The Nexus and its displays are ideal for Substation Automation applications. Electro Industries manufacturers a comprehensive line of substation grade power metering and control equipment.

Additional Advanced Features Include:
·Large 320 x 240 pixel display
·Extra bright cold-cathode fluorescent display
·NEMA 4 Rated
·View Multiple Meters with One display
·EN50160 Flicker Screens
·Harmonic Spectrum Presentation
·View Out of Limit Alarms

For more information, contact:
Electro Industries / GaugeTech
Attention: Andrew Kagan, National Sales Manager
1800 Shames Drive
Westbury, NY 11590

Tel (516) 334-0870
Fax (516) 338-4741

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January 19, 2022

Extension Module & Curved Covers for DIN Rail Enclosures from Camden Electronics

Camden Electronics has introduced a new extended height module and curved cover options for its range of DIN rail mounting enclosures.

(PRWEB) January 19, 2022 -- Camden Electronics has introduced a new extended height module and curved cover options for its range of DIN rail mounting enclosures.

The new extension module adds 15mm to the height of the original enclosure and enables two additional PCBs to be mounted horizontally. It simply snap fits to the top of existing enclosures enabling additional space to accommodate larger components and sub-assemblies where necessary. Like the original enclosures, the new extension module is moulded from Lexan polycarbonate to ensure the finished moulding fully meets UL94V0 flame retardancy ratings.

The new curved covers are designed to provide improved aesthetic appeal for the enclosures and offer an enhanced look that allows customers to deliver their systems in housings that appear to be custom designed rather than a standard box from any supplier. They are available in solid grey, clear, red transparent and smoky grey transparent. The design allows the hinged lid to be locked in the opened position so adjustments can be made to circuits within the enclosure without having to hold the cover.

Like their flat counterparts, the new curved covers can be supplied with or without a small hole that enables units to be sealed with wire, preventing unauthorised tampering with circuitry.

Camden's UK-manufactured snap-fit DIN rail enclosures sport a wide variety of features allowing users to produce housings to meet almost any conceivable requirement.

Unlike competitive products, Camden’s patented DIN rail mounting enclosures are fully UL94V0 flame retardant as they are moulded in polycarbonate instead of Noryl and other lower grade materials. Seven versions are available offering lengths of 17.5, 36, 53, 71, 89, 106 and 160mm all 90mm wide.

Offering greater versatility, Camden’s design features PCB guides to ensure boards are held in place firmly and moulded screw holes in the base to facilitate mounting of PCBs with heavier components such as relays or transformers. Up to three PCBs can be mounted horizontally while there are four mounting positions for vertical boards. The extension module adds two further horizontal positions.

The enclosure base is fully sealed with none of the holes that are found on competing products avoiding the need for any insulating pads and reducing assembly costs for users. The design of the enclosure is such that all tabs on the body have been eliminated to avoid small lugs that might break off.

Standard colour is grey (RAL 7035) although Camden can supply mouldings in black, green, red or blue for volume orders. In addition, the company can incorporate ventilation slots in its tooling for volume customers to avoid the need for machining by the end user. Besides reducing costs for the end user this facility also results in a stronger moulding compared to a similar enclosure with machined ventilation slots.

The new curved covers complement the original range of standard snap-in panel covers available in grey, transparent red or clear. Enclosures can optionally be supplied with a moulded top panel that can be screen printed also enabling transparent red or clear snap-in panels to be mounted with a label underneath for example.

Additional special features include snap-on terminal covers to IP20 finger protection with perforated screwdriver and wire entry holes and tabs as standard and spring loaded DIN rail clips that can be snapped open to allow chassis/surface mounting. Camden can also supply an optional adaptor for G-rail mounting. Terminal covers, snap-in panels and curved covers can also be provided to customer specifications for volume orders. Other optional special features include alternative black higher rated RTI material and EMC shielded metallic coated boxes.

Camden Electronics Ltd., based at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, is a leading manufacturer & supplier of PCB terminal blocks, fuses & fuseholders, sealed lead acid batteries, LEDs, miniature switches, interface modules, enclosures, IC & PLCC sockets and relay bases for the electronics, telecommunications, lighting, and electrical industries. The company has ISO 9002 accreditation and exports a significant proportion of its production to Europe and the Far East.

Information from Camden Electronics Ltd., 15 Porters Wood, Valley Road Industrial Estate, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PQ, England. Tel.: +44 (0)1727 864437 Fax: +44 (0)1727 855400.
Web site: http://www.camdenelec.com

Press information from: Tim Jennings, Marshall Jennings PR Ltd, Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY, England. Tel: +44 (0)118 988 0288 Fax: +44 (0)118 988 0388.
Web site: http://www.mjpr.com

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