Don Schumacher Motorsports Announces Plans to Expand Manufacturing Operations Beyond Racing

Don Schumacher Racing | July 31, 2020

After more than 15 years of outfitting race teams with high-performance parts, Don Schumacher Motorsports Precision Manufacturing (DSM) is pleased to announce it is expanding into the automotive, defense, equipment/manufacturing, and aerospace industries.

Established in 2005, DSM was founded as a specialty parts manufacturer and R&D center for Don Schumacher Racing's (DSR) fleet of championship-winning NHRA race cars, and has since grown to become one of the leading parts suppliers for race teams competing across multiple motorsports industries. Among its most high-profile projects are the DSM engine block and cylinder head assembly, utilized across the DSR teams, and a collaboration with Mopar, SRT, and BES Racing Engines to offer a variety of parts and components for the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak race car. DSM is heavily involved in the NHRA's popular Factory Stock Showdown Series, offering on-site parts support to Drag Pak owners, and was instrumental in Leah Pruett's 2018 Factory Stock Showdown Series title campaign.

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Nintex | June 24, 2022

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Additionally, Kryon RPA-as-a-service is the first major RPA vendor product to be delivered via AWS, making it easier to deploy RPA than ever, from anywhere. This full network infrastructure enables fast and efficient scalability by providing quick deployment, reliability, and rapid response to change. "We offer our customers a unique full-cycle solution which combines innovative and best-in-class RPA and AI to empower enterprises to optimize their business and increase profitability. Importantly, our platform enables companies to embrace their digital transformation, An independent study found that Kryon's RPA delivers a 3-year ROI of 352% - the best in the industry. Our platform also offers the highest level of security. In fact, Kryon was the first RPA vendor to earn its ISO 27701 certification in March 2021." -said Kryon CEO Harel Tayeb The mission of the AI Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of AI and machine learning related categories, including AI platforms, Deep Learning, Smart Robotics, Business Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, industry specific AI applications and many more. This year's program attracted more than 2,950 nominations from over 18 different countries throughout the world. "Organizations need to be able to identify all the processes they should automate and have the ability to automatically create automation workflows," "The Kryon RPA platform delivers a breakthrough solution to address this need, setting the standard for secure, scalable, and cost-efficient robotic process automation management and optimization. We extend our sincere congratulations to the Kryon team on being our choice for 'Best Robotic Process Automation Company.'" -said James Johnson, managing director, AI Breakthrough. Kryon is also the first to offer Full-Cycle Automation as a Service (FCAaaS), an agile cloud-based suite combining rapid deployment with fast, flexible, scalability. Kryon offers desktop-based attended RPA, virtual-machine-based unattended RPA, or a hybrid combination of both. About Kryon Kryon®, now part of Nintex, the global standard for process intelligence and automation, is a leading innovator in enterprise automation, offering the only unified platform on the market which encompasses Process Discovery and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The Kryon Full-Cycle Automation™ solution maximizes ROI by 352% according to Forrester Research and cuts RPA implementation time by up to 80%. Powered by proprietary AI technology, first-to-market Kryon Process Discovery™ automatically generates a comprehensive picture of business processes, evaluates them, and recommends which ones to automate. Kryon was the first to offer Full-Cycle Automation as a Service (FCAaaS), an agile cloud-based suite offering rapid deployment, flexibility and scalability. Kryon offers desktop-based attended RPA and guide learning, virtual-machine-based unattended RPA, or a hybrid combination of both. The company's award-winning suite is used by enterprises worldwide, including AIG, Allianz, Deutsche Telekom, EY, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, HP, Long Term Care Group, Microsoft, Singtel, Verizon, and Wyndham Hotel Group. About Nintex Nintex is the global standard for process intelligence and automation. Today more than 10,000 public and private sector organizations across 90 countries turn to the Nintex Process Platform to accelerate progress on their digital transformation journeys by quickly and easily managing, automating and optimizing business processes. Learn more by visiting www.nintex.com and experience how Nintex and its global partner network are shaping the future of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA). About AI Breakthrough Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AI Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Artificial Intelligence technologies, services, companies and products. The AI Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of AI companies and products in categories including AI Platforms, Robotics, Business Intelligence, AI Hardware, NLP, Vision, Biometrics and more.

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SaniSure Announces the Acquisition of GL Engineering to Globally Expand its Drug Product Fill and Finish Solutions

SaniSure | January 11, 2022

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Flyability releases the Elios 3, an indoor LiDAR drone for Industry 4.0

Flyability | May 23, 2022

Flyability unveils the Elios 3, the world's first collision-tolerant drone equipped with a LiDAR sensor for indoor 3D mapping. The drone is powered by a new SLAM engine called FlyAware™ that lets it create 3D models as it flies and accompanied by a new version of Flyability's software for inspectors, Inspector 4.0. Flyability pioneered confined space inspection drones with its first product in 2016. With the launch of the Elios 3, it continues its pledge to create cutting edge technology designed to keep humans out of dangerous places to perform the most demanding inspection tasks. The Elios 3 was made to address the need companies have for reliable inspection tools. As industries around the world scale up their use of drones, they need technology that is easy to use, performs the same way every time, and remains stable when working inside highly sensitive assets. "The Elios 3 has some of the very best stabilization in the world, a modular payload, the ability to create 3D models in real time while in flight, and it paves the way towards an increasingly autonomous future, For industrial inspections, the Elios 3 is a key enabler of Industry 4.0, presenting an inspection solution that can make inspections safer, more efficient, and less expensive than ever before." Patrick Thévoz, co-founder and CEO of Flyability The Elios 3 comes with an Ouster OS0-32 LiDAR sensor, allowing inspectors to collect data for the creation of survey-grade 3D models using software from Flyability's new partner, GeoSLAM. Mapping areas that are out of reach or too dangerous for humans is very difficult, yet critical to support operational decisions in many industries. By combining the best of confined space drone data capture and 3D geospatial software technology, Flyability's partnership with GeoSLAM enables professionals to produce survey-grade point clouds of the most inaccessible places in their workplace, completely removing the strain of approximations and guesswork from their operations. In addition to carrying a LiDAR sensor, the Elios 3 can accommodate a second payload that allows it to be customized for each individual user's needs. The Elios 3 is powered by Flyability's new proprietary SLAM engine FlyAware™, allowing it to turn the drone's LiDAR data into 3D models in real time, while the drone is in flight. FlyAware™ also gives the Elios 3 groundbreaking stability, combining data from the drone's three optical cameras and its LiDAR sensor to catch the tiniest unpredictable movement and instruct the flight controller to compensate for it. 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It's made to be customized for the specific demands of each user, letting you attach the payload you need so you can use the tool as you like, and allowing it to grow and improve over time with new payloads or software solutions." Flyability has been working on the Elios 3 for four years. In that time, its engineers have spent thousands of hours on research and development and performed over 200 missions in the field to collect feedback, learn what clients want, and refine the technology in order to make the most reliable indoor drone on the market. As part of the effort to make the Elios 3, Flyability collaborated with top universities around the world by joining Team Cerberus, which competed in and won DARPA's multi-year Sub-T challenge for autonomous robotics in underground environments. About Flyability Flyability pioneered confined space inspection drones, creating new technology that allows inspectors to collect data remotely inside dangerous confined spaces instead of in person. Since launching in 2014, Flyability has become a trusted provider of internal inspection solutions, enabling remote data collection with cutting edge hardware and software for inspection professionals to help them improve safety, reduce downtimes, and cut costs for their internal inspections. Today Flyability has offices in Switzerland, China, Singapore, and the U.S., with almost one thousand clients in over 60 countries. Flyability works in every industry that requires internal inspections, including Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Mining, Wastewater Infrastructure, Chemicals, Maritime, and Infrastructure & Utilities.

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SIGA launches in Luxembourg to support the OT cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and manufacturing hubs in Europe

SIGA | January 31, 2022

SIGA announces its European HQ in Luxembourg to rapidly scale SIGA's services for the cyber defence of national infrastructure and manufacturing facilities across Europe. SIGA will leverage its new Luxembourg office to expand its customer base and distribution networks with industrial automation and OT cybersecurity partners. SIGA joined the House of DeepTech Roundtable with the Ministry of Economy of Luxembourg and Chief Information Security leaders in Europe last week to trade notes on best practices and lessons learned internationally. "Moving beyond the network security layer to level zero is critical to the effective cyber risk governance of our manufacturing hubs and critical infrastructure. We welcome SIGA into Luxembourg and to accelerate the company's impact across the European Union." -Francois Thill, Ministry of Economy, Director of Cybersecurity and Digital The global cybersecurity market, valued at USD 183.34 billion in 2020, has a CAGR of 11.6% from 2021-to 2030. Analysts predict it to reach USD 539.78 billion by 2030 (Research and Markets, Oct 6, 2021). Luxembourg was a natural choice for SIGA's European headquarters, as it was recently voted second most inclusive economy globally and second in the world for market access and infrastructure. The accelerating pace of cyber attacks on infrastructure poses greater public safety and economic risks to industry and the public and forces CISOs to anticipate a third-party risk. Accidents can be as catastrophic as attacks, as Chernobyl demonstrated so well. The high effectiveness of level zero detection of incipient attacks and accidents adds unique value to the cyber risk governance stack. As for every system connected to the Internet, CISOs must adequately secure their industrial control systems. Yet industrial physical processes are often overlooked in this mission because they are tied to legacy mission-critical systems and depend heavily on low-level sensor/actuator infrastructure. SIGA's mission in Europe is to expand its footprint to secure the integrity of critical OT processes by delivering AI-enhanced monitoring and in-depth operational situational awareness. SIGA's unique machine-learning-based solution is designed to monitor the most reliable level of process data within any operational environment, the physical layer, and detect anomalies that indicate cyberattacks or operational faults. Through SIGA's Incipient Failure Detection solution, SigaGuard, the company mission is to secure the integrity of critical OT physical processes by delivering AI-enhanced monitoring and uncovering in-depth operational perception for secure, safe, productive & continuous operation. SIGA's technology incorporates a comprehensive process anomaly detection system that monitors critical assets using LEVEL 0 ICS electrical signals-based predictive analysis and artificial intelligence. It is an autonomous and intelligent "out-of-band" solution and cannot be hacked or manipulated. "SIGA selected Luxembourg as our strategic gateway to the European Union. With the support of our partners at the House of DeepTech and the Ministry, we can accelerate our R&D development, investments, and commercial scale." - Amir Samilioff, CEO of SIGA OT Solutions. SIGA's investors include PureTerra Ventures, a Dutch fund that specialises in water and infrastructure investments, AWZ Ventures, SIBF, Moore Strategic Ventures, and a German electrical and control systems manufacturer, Phoenix Contact. In collaboration with its global industrial automation partners, SIGA will build on its global footprint of energy, oil and gas, water utilities, data centres, and heavy industrial and manufacturing clients. About SIGA OT Solutions SIGA OT Solutions is an Israeli OT Cybersecurity company providing critical infrastructure and industrial assets cybersecurity protection services. SIGA's technology incorporates a comprehensive process anomaly detection system that monitors critical assets using LEVEL 0 ICS electrical signals-based AI. https://www.sigasec.com

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