NeuroMem® Technologies expands into Mauritius

Dr Kaviraj Sharma SUKON, Director General (left), and Mrs Gopee, Registrar (right) from Open University with Prof. Pierre Brunswick (centre)

Dr Kaviraj Sharma SUKON, Director General (left), and Mrs Gopee, Registrar (right) from Open University with Prof. Pierre Brunswick (centre)

Expansion to support Mauritius Artificial Intelligence Council

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, December 11, 2018 / — NeuroMem® Technologies, a General Vision® Inc. company, has expanded and established a presence in Mauritius to support the ecosystem leveraging the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in the country. The announcement was made by CEO, Professor Pierre Brunswick, during a recent trip to Mauritius where, with the support of Economic Development Board (EDB), he met with key senior advisors from the various ministries and the business community in the country.

The move comes in support of the vision outlined by the Honourable Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth in his budget speech for 2018-2019 where he said the government intends to set up a Mauritius Artificial Intelligence Council comprising of the public, private sector and international experts which aims to foster the development of a new growth pole revolving around artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies and Fintech.

Neuromem Mauritius will work with the relevant authorities including EDB to help students and budding entrepreneurs build AI skills to create businesses in and around this ecosystem that would help them get the support of local, regional and global incubators to help Mauritius not only increase skill levels but attract and retain key talent in the country. Neuromem is setting up a full program of workshops and seminars for secondary level education through to workplace skills to enable to support the country’s plans.

Professor Brunswick said, “We are very pleased to announce our presence in Mauritius and happy to support the country’s vision for the future. Our mandate is to help the country enhance its AI ecosystem through attracting the right international players and talent to educate, train, and help Mauritian entrepreneurs set up a robust AI ecosystem that could potentially serve not only Mauritius but sub-Saharan Africa. We are very pleased to support this in terms of providing the right resources including educating the community and ecosystem, providing the technology knowhow and skills needed to take advantage of this.”

Mauritius’ EDB organised a 3-day programme constituting of meetings with Senior Advisors from the PM’s office, Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Public Universities in Mauritius, the Mauritius Research Council, Human Resource Development Board.

During the event, Prof Brunswick also hosted a 90-min open workshop within the Mauritius Open University discussing emerging neuromorphic technology in AI.

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MoviTHERM introduces IoT-ready Thermal Smart Camera

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MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions announces today the introduction of a new breed of IoT-ready Thermal Smart Cameras to the North American Market.

The IRSX Smart Thermal Camera really is a game-changer, providing all the benefits of a thermal camera, with the flexibility of IoT integration.”

— Markus Tarin, President & CEO, MoviTHERM

IRVINE, CA, USA, December 10, 2018 / — MoviTHERM, a leading US distributor for the new IRSX Smart Thermal Camera (from Automation Technology GmbH, Germany), is excited to offer a vastly more capable, non-contact alternative to the conventional RTD and thermocouple sensors of the past. The IRSX Series of smart cameras offer a slew of industrial and web-technology based communication protocols, making them a perfect candidate for IoT (Internet of Things) applications. By eliminating the need for a PC and thermal imaging software, system complexity and associated costs are reduced. Camera setup and configuration is all done via standard web browser.

The need for sensing heat or measuring temperature in manufacturing processes is not new. A multitude of temperature sensing solutions are available and have been around for decades. Traditionally, wired temperature sensors, such as thermocouples or RTDs did this job. However, sensors of these types must be in contact with the medium or part that needs to be measured, which is not always desirable or even possible. Additionally, thermocouples and RTDs only provide a very localized temperature measurement. Things become even more challenging, when the product to be measured is in motion.

Thermal Cameras address these challenges and provide a non-contact method of temperature sensing from a safe distance. The image detector of these cameras is made up from thousands of temperature-sensing pixels, thus providing much more insight to temperature distribution and behavior.

IRSX Cameras are available in two different sensor resolutions, the IRSX-336 with 336 x 256 pixels and the IRSX-640 with 640 x 512 pixels. Both camera models come in a rugged aluminum enclosure with IP67 protection. A large selection of lens options, from super wide angle to telephoto, assures the perfect fit for just about any application. An open frame camera option for customer specific designs and OEMs round up the offering.

The cameras are competitively-priced, which makes them perfect candidates for a variety of industrial applications, such as machine condition monitoring, package seal inspection, continuous web monitoring, gas flare monitoring, hot glue verification, in process hot gas and infrared weld monitoring, non-destructive testing and many more.

MoviTHERM offers free application consulting for customers interested in implementing these smart cameras or other thermal imaging solutions.

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Uhuru Ranks in at Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2018, A Ranking Program of Fastest-Growing Technology Co.

Uhuru Ranks in at Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2018, A Ranking Program of Fastest-Growing Technology Companies

MINATO-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, December 7, 2018 / — Uhuru Corporation (“Uhuru”, headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Takashi Sonoda) has received an award at the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2018, announced annually by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), following the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited 2018 Japan Technology Fast50 award Uhuru received in October.
The program ranks companies in the technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”) industry based on revenue (sales) growth percentage.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the pre-eminent technology awards program in Asia Pacific, and now in its 17th year, it includes eight Asia Pacific locations: Australia; China (including Hong Kong); India; Japan; South Korea; New Zealand; Singapore and Taiwan. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Technology Fast 500 companies are large, small, public and private, and span a variety of industry sectors including hardware, software, telecommunications, Media, life sciences and clean technology. For further information on Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500, please visit:

About Uhuru Corporation (
Uhuru’s corporate philosophy is to “Create the future with technology and free thinking”. We aspire to contribute to our clients and society by bringing added value with innovative products and services based on the Internet. Focusing on IoT business, we continue to make transformation happen at our clients with enebular, our IoT Orchestration service that allows unified management of edge devices and the cloud. We are also working on next-generation telecommunications technology including NB-IoT in preparation for the upcoming era of 5G. Our teams of experts in consulting, engineering and creative production strive to create business at our clients by offer one-stop access to professional services in business strategy, technological support and communication strategy.

About the Technology Fast500 Program
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the pre-eminent technology awards program in Asia Pacific, and now in its seventeenth year, it includes nine Asia Pacific locations: Australia; China (including Hong Kong); India; Japan; South Korea; Malaysia, New Zealand; Singapore and Taiwan. Japan has been participating in the program since the first year. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies — large, small, public, and private — span a variety of industry sectors from software to biotech. Fast 500 companies play in the SaaS, cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile sectors and are transforming the way we do business today.

About the Technology Fast 50 Program
Japan Technology Fast 50 is the Japanese edition of the ranking series organized by DTTL, an international public accounting and consulting firm that ranks companies among TMT industries based on their recent revenue (sales) growth based on a three-year period. Because the revenue growth rates are used as indices, the ranking indicates the fastest-growing companies regardless of their sizes. Entries are accepted from both listed and unlisted companies and they are automatically nominated for Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 that encompasses all technology industry segments including hardware, software, communications, media, life sciences and clean technology.

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New VIZpin Case Study: Jonathan Rose Companies Offers Safe, Convenient Welcome to Executives Nationwide

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Your Phone is Your Key

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J. Rose explored VIZpin Smartphone Access Control and found that it is significantly less expensive to install than key card solutions.

The VIZpin Access Solution provides the secure access, flexibility and ease of administration that the company was seeking. ”

— J. Daly

LANCASTER, PA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 / — Access control solution provider VIZpin recently released a case study, “Jonathan Rose Companies Offers Safe, Convenient Welcome to Executives Nationwide with VIZpin ”. The study focuses on access challenges the green real estate planning and development company faced and how they were overcome with the installation of VIZpin’s smartphone-based access control solution.

The case study reveals that the Jonathan Rose Companies’ Great Lakes Region office was seeking a solution that would allow easy access to executives traveling from its other seven locations regardless of when they arrive. Traditional keycard-based and keypad systems were not an option because of staffing and security issues. In addition, the study shares, the Great Lakes Region office opted against a keycard access solution based on the administrative difficulties its sister office in New York City was experiencing with its keycard-based system.

According to J. Rose Chief Operating Office Mike Daly, who is quoted in the study, the VIZpin Access Solution provides the secure access, flexibility and ease of administration that the company was seeking. He explains that the solution allows the Cleveland-based office to maintain security because employees and visitors do not share smartphones, and that the office manager is able to quickly transfer keys from anywhere in the event that someone’s phone is lost or replaced. The study also notes that the smartphone-based solution is significantly less expensive to install than keycard solutions.

For more details, download the case study “Jonathan Rose Companies Offers Safe, Convenient Welcome to Executives Nationwide with VIZpin” on the VIZpin website. For additional information or to answer questions, contact VIZpin Director of Marketing Wendi Grinnell.

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Ace Computers HPC, Desktop, Mobile Technology Integrated with Microsoft Operating Systems

Ace CEO John Samborski

Ace CEO John Samborski

Ace Computers technology integrated with the latest MS operating systems enable all organizations to streamline operations and increase productivity.

CHICAGO, ILL., U.S., December 6, 2018 / — Ace Computers, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, has been building supercomputers, servers, workstations, desktops and mobile technology integrated with Microsoft operating systems since 1983. In fact, the vast majority of the technology that leaves the production facility is integrated with an MS product.
Ace Computers technology integrated with the latest MS operating systems enable all organizations to streamline operations and increase productivity.
Ace Computers CEO John Samborski said, “We have been working closely with Microsoft for more than 35 years to integrate MS operating systems into our industry-leading technology for schools, enterprises, government entities and some of the world’s largest organizations. We trust Microsoft to consistently provide the finest operating systems on the market and Microsoft trusts us to build hardware that fully leverages the power of their operating systems.”
Although there are many excellent Windows iterations for technology at every level, Ace Computers typically integrates one of the following three.

Windows 10
The three primary benefits of migrating to Microsoft’s Windows 10 from earlier versions include:
• Operating Speed: It offers an extremely fast user experience. By minimizing bloatware and gratuitous start up applications, Windows 10 even opens faster on a Mac than its native operating system.
• Usability: and Functionality: For example, the Windows start button is back and so is the start tile. Now instead of just opening with a tile, Windows 10 opens with a button and a tile. This gives users the button’s control and simplicity and the tile’s live updates and graphics displays. Also the Windows 10 touch screen functionality allows users to extend the intuitive experience of a mobile phone to desktops and laptops.
• Security: Security additions with Windows 10 make the secure boot feature tamper-proof. Other new security features include Microsoft Passport, Device Guard and Windows Hello.

With increased speed, enhanced usability and functionality, and stronger security, Windows 10 is a significant improvement over earlier versions.

Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro offers the additional advantages of next level connectivity and privacy tools such as:
• Domain Join
• Group Policy Management
• Bitlocker (encrypt USB drives) )
• Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE),
• Assigned Access 8.1 (locks user accounts and prevents access to specific apps)
• Remote Desktop (remote control functionality)
• Client Hyper-V (built-in virtualization)
• Direct Access.

Windows 10 Pro makes sense for applications that require connecting to a Windows domain at work.

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server is the preferred server operating system for those more comfortable with Windows than Linux. Windows Server 2019 was released on Nov. 13. New features include:
• Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
• Support for Kubernetes (Beta)
• Other new GUI features include:
• Storage Spaces Direct
• Storage Migration Service
• Storage Replica
• System Insights
• Improved Windows Defender
• Windows Admin Center

“Microsoft is continually making improvements to these and other Windows products,” Samborski said. “We can always count of the company’s offerings to maximize the value of the technology hardware we provide.” For more information visit:
Founded in 1983, Ace Computers is one of the most established and respected custom technology builders in the world. The company is a Woman-Owned Small Business manufacturer and reseller for the public sector as well as the commercial sector with a stellar record of outstanding customer service, engineering expertise and on-time delivery. Ace Computers is a multi-year CES Award winner and HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award finalist. In addition to some of the finest academic institutions in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Contracts include GSA, SEWP V, and CCS-2. Headquartered in Greater Chicago, additional locations include New York, New Jersey, Florida, Virginia, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Washington and Minnesota. To contact Ace Computers,

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Leading Complete HPC, Desktop, Mobile Technology Solution Provider Nor-Tech Announces New Website, Logo

Nor-Tech Executive Vice President Jeff Olson

Nor-Tech just announced they have developed and published a new website and designed a new logo to reflect their status as a top technology provider.

In 20 years we have gone from a small computer parts company to a company that supplies HPC technology to two Nobel Physics Prize-winning projects.”

— Nor-Tech Executive Vice President Jeff Olson

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. , U.S., December 6, 2018 / — Nor-Tech just announced they have developed and published a new website and designed a new logo. This is the first time the website and logo have undergone a complete redesign in 20 years.
The user-friendly website is secure, has a clean design and reflects the company’s position as one of the world’s leading value added resellers specializing in high performance computing and complete technology solutions.
The logo, designed by Nor-Tech Executive Vice President Jeff Olson, represents the company’s meteoric rise from an award-winning start-up supplying computer parts 20 years ago to a value-added reseller specializing in high performance computing and complete technology solutions.
“The website and logo are a reflection of how far we’ve come,” Olson said. “It’s amazing when I really think about it—in 20 years we have gone from a small computer parts company to a company that supplies HPC technology to two Nobel Physics Prize-winning projects and has landed on CRN’s list of the top 40 Data Center Infrastructure Providers the last two years. This puts us in the company of some of the biggest names in the industry like IBM and Oracle.”
Olson added, “The new website and logo are milestones for us. We would never have achieved this without the long-term loyalty of many valued clients and the continual expansion of our client portfolio. We are also grateful for our strong partner relationships with companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Lenovo, NVIDIA and AMD. And, of course, we owe our continued success to one of the best teams of technology employees in the industry.”
The company’s recent achievements include earning Lenovo Authorized Service Provider and Gold Tier Partner status, Intel Platinum Partner and HPC Data Center Specialist status, NVIDIA Preferred Solution Provider status, and AMD Elite Partner status. In addition to some of the finest newspapers in the U.S., the company has been featured multiple times in premier industry magazines CRN and HPCwire.
Nor-Tech engineers average 20+ years of experience. This strong industry reputation and deep partner relationships also enable the company to be a leading supplier of cost-effective Lenovo desktops, laptops, tablets and Chromebooks to schools and enterprises. All of Nor-Tech’s high performance technology is developed by Nor-Tech in Minnesota and supported by Nor-Tech around the world. The company is headquartered in Burnsville, Minn. just outside of Minneapolis. Nor-Tech holds the following contracts: GSA, University of Wisconsin System, NASA SEWP V. To contact Nor-Tech call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010 or visit Full release at: Media Contact: Jeanna Van Rensselar, Smart PR Communications;

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Media5 expands Mediatrix portfolio with the introduction of ISDN BRI interface in SBCs and gateways


The Mediatrix C7 Series gateways combine a VoIP Analog Adaptor and Media Gateway in a secure and reliable platform featuring FXS, FXO, and BRI interfaces.

The global supplier of VoIP solutions Media5 brings to the Telecom market new models of its well-reputed Mediatrix VoIP CPE with the addition of ISDN BRI ports.

Our gateways are known for solving complex implementation challenges and allowing the phase-out of hard-to-maintain TDM switches as the migration advances without impacting the current customer base.”

— Eric Beaudoin, product line manager at Media5

SHERBROOKE, CANADA, December 6, 2018 / — Media5 Corporation announces the expansion of its portfolio of Session Border Controllers and Media Gateways with the introduction of new product models. Starting January 2019, the Sentinel line of SBCs and the Mediatrix C7 and G7 gateways Series will be available with digital ISDN BRI S0/T0 telephony ports, as well as with their current E1/T1 PRI and analogue FXS/FXO interfaces.

Counting on a flexible architecture, the new Mediatrix configurations were created to address the most specific needs in SIP Trunking, ISDN/PSTN migration, and Hosted IP-PBX services. The ISDN BRI is able to provide SIP termination for Cloud Communications and to easily connect Hosted Services with TDM PBXes and legacy telephony equipment.

“Integrating digital BRI into our portfolio of best sellers shows our commitment to support the service providers and the enterprises for the migration of traditional telephony systems to IP networks. From end to end, operators, ITSP, distributors, VARs, and small offices will benefit from the increased flexibility of Mediatrix CPE to address complex deployment scenarios with the most reliable and proven interoperable gateways available on the market”, states Mr. Eric Beaudoin, product line manager at Media5.

High Performance Gateways

Mediatrix platforms are officially certified in more than 50 countries, compatible with all SIP protocol variants, and highly interoperable with the major phones, PBX brands, and SIP softswitches worldwide. They ensure carrier-grade voice quality, robust security, easy configuration, and remote management for mass deployments.

TDM Migration

Present in Europe for over two decades, Media5 understands the diversity and complexity of the European telecommunications infrastructure, in which the ISDN BRI is vastly used to deploy telephony services to small businesses. In countries as Germany, Italy, France, and Greece, the major operators have already started the migration from TDM to IP-based networks each with its own migration strategy and phase-out timing. It is therefore important for operators to be able to count on infrastructure products adapted to their needs.

The Mediatrix BRI gateways provide efficient solutions, designed for different applications even in very particular scenarios and contexts. “The configurations of the Mediatrix platforms are highly customisable. Our gateways are known for solving complex implementation challenges and allowing the phase-out of hard-to-maintain TDM switches as the migration advances without impacting the current customer base”, concludes Mr. Beaudoin.

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Media5 Corporation is a global supplier of multimedia communication solutions, well-known for its reliable, carrier-grade Mediatrix gateways. With a focus on innovation and excellence in customer support, Media5 delivers highly adaptive hardware and software components for business communications and collaboration. Media5 is present worldwide with local representatives in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Access to learn more.

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Mind Commerce releases Comprehensive Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) Research

Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Convergence

AI in ICT Market

General Purpose AI Market

AI Chipsets Market

Most Comprehensive Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) Research Available

AI adds Value to IoT through Machine Learning and Improved Decision Making. IoT adds Value to AI through Connectivity, Signaling, and Data Exchange.”

— Mind Commerce

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2018 / — The convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and solutions (AIoT) is leading to “thinking” networks and systems that are becoming increasingly more capable of solving a wide range of problems across a diverse number of industry verticals.

Select findings found within this Mind Commerce research include: (1) IoT will represent 83% of the entire AI chipsets market by 2023, (2) Global AI in embedded IoT devices market will approach $26.2B USD by 2023, (3) Global general AI market will reach $50.8 billion USD by 2023 with 42% CAGR, (4) Total AI driven networking solution market is expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2023, and (5) Over 50% of the enterprise organizations will leverage AI technology for networking by 2023

While early solutions are rather monolithic, it is anticipated that AIoT integration within businesses and industries will ultimately lead to more sophisticated and valuable inter-business and cross-industry solutions. These solutions will focus primarily upon optimizing system and network operations as well as extracting value from industry data through dramatically improved analytics and decision making processes.

General Purpose Artificial Intelligence represents silicon-based intelligence that mimics human-like cognition to perform a wide variety of tasks that span beyond mere number crunching. North America is anticipated to lead the General Purpose AI market at $17.2 billion by 2023.

As the AIoT market matures, and leverages advanced computing technologies, business data will become increasingly valuable. Leading companies will syndicate enterprise and industrial data, leading to a robust Data as a Service market for integrated AIoT data. Mind Commerce sees IoT related DaaS growing nearly three times as fast as non-IoT DaaS, with much of it streaming data. This underscores the need for Multi Access Edge Computing (MEC) within carrier networks.

Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Convergence: AIoT Technologies, Integration, Infrastructure, Solutions, Applications and Services by Industry Vertical 2018 – 2023 represents the most comprehensive research focused on the convergence of AI and IoT, leading to integrated AIoT solutions for consumer, enterprise, industrial, and government sectors across a wide variety of industry verticals. This research evaluates technologies and solutions individually as well as by business application such as data analytics and decisions support services. It provides comprehensive market analysis and forecasts from 2018 to 2023 for a wide range of markets including AIoT support of cognitive computing, data analytics, next generation networks, smart machines, and more.

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Our goal is to enable kids to unlock opportunities that would effect positive change in their young lives and future careers.”

— Michael Hefferon, Creator of ReBoot: The Guardian Code

NEW YORK CITY, NYC, USA, December 5, 2018 / — (Vancouver, BC – December 5, 2018) Computers are everywhere. They’re in our pockets. They’re on our walls. They’re in our cars and even in our appliances. They’re a critical piece of our infrastructure, from power grids to traffic lights to the inner workings of our financial markets. And all of these essential computers have one thing in common – they depend on software to tell them what to do.

But who exactly is going to write this software? In 2018, there were over half a million unfilled tech jobs in the US alone.

Mainframe Studios ReBoot: The Guardian Code along with AlphaBEST Education and Green Mouse Academy will introduce nearly 25,000 students to the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9). The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit and over 100 partners, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success and those skills include software coding.

AlphaBEST Education is a leading provider of quality before and after school enrichment-based programs for students in over 300 schools throughout the country. Through its long-standing partnership with leading STEM content creator, Green Mouse Academy, AlphaBEST has provided weekly coding discovery experiences to its students for many years. was honored to present to the G20 Education Ministers (representing 70% of the world’s schools), and to invite students to introduce the ministers to computer science. The G20 Education Ministers’ Declaration recommended the integration of “computing and coding skills within the curriculum,” adding to the global consensus around computer science. Watch the video of the event and my full speech.

Shane Vander Kooi, founder of Green Mouse Academy, says “It’s been a lot of fun putting together this Scratch activity for AlphaBEST students to celebrate the Hour of Code™. It’s a great starting point for kids to get engaged and what we really want to see happen is to make coding more accessible and achievable, and have kids employ important thinking skills while learning through play.”

“Some really smart people at the MIT Media Lab created Scratch as a fun, easy to use, drag and drop programming language that kids can dive into without any prior learning experience. AlphaBEST wanted an activity to complement what their students were already doing after school by having something they could explore at home along with their parents to celebrate the Hour of Code and be a part of a global mission.”

Vander Kooi continued, “The partnership with Mainframe Studios has made this even more fun for us as we were able to pull in some of the visual content, key storyline messages and characters associated with the Netflix Original Series, ReBoot: The Guardian Code. Harnessing entertaining themes to encourage learning through discovery has always been what Green Mouse Academy is all about. Michael Hefferon and the team at Mainframe Studios understand and embrace ‘Edutainment’ as a valuable vehicle to deliver important messages and ignite curiosity in kids.”

Miami Heat NBA All-Star, Chris Bosh says “Coding is very important when you think about the future, where everything is going. With more phones and tablets and computers being made, and more people having access to everything and information being shared, I think it's very important to be able to learn the language of coding and programming.”
“The Hour of Code is just a first step in this collaboration and we’re looking forward to more joint efforts around harnessing the show to inspire kids to learn to code”, says ReBoot: The Guardian Code creator Michael Hefferon. “Our goal is to enable kids to unlock opportunities that would effect positive change in their young lives and future careers.”

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Beaumont Costales Wins First Hurdle in Class Action Lawsuit Against Netgear

Beaumont Costales is suing Netgear for falsely labeling its Wifi extenders.

Judge denies NetGear’s Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit, Effort to Protect Consumer Rights Progresses

This dismissal represents an important milestone in the lawsuit. Consumers should not have to guess whether or not these businesses are being truthful about the claims they make on their packaging.”

— Roberto Costales

CHICAGO, IL, USA, December 5, 2018 / — Beaumont Costales announces that a Chicago court has denied NetGear’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit the firm brought against the computer networking company in 2018 for its wireless range extenders. According to the lawsuit, NetGear (Nadaq: NTGR) makes false claims about its WiFi Range Extenders’ ability to improve a user’s WiFi signal range.

“This dismissal represents an important milestone in the lawsuit,” says the plaintiff’s attorney, Roberto Costales. “Because the court is basically saying that we have a case. Oftentimes these types of claims are won or lost at this stage. Since we won, there is now a higher probability that NetGear is going to have to remove any deceptive images they have on their product packaging. If so, this is a win for consumers—because they obviously rely on the images and words on the box in making their purchase. Consumers should not have to guess whether or not these businesses are being truthful about the claims they make on their packaging.”

Plaintiff Robert Fischer purchased a NetGear Range Extender in 2016 and, despite placing the device in several locations throughout his home, was never able to achieve the results that the product represented on its packaging. According to the complaint, NetGear features diagrams on each of its product boxes that claim its Range Extenders can extend WiFi networks by close to 200 percent. However, the lawsuit alleges that range extender technology, including that used by NetGear, cannot extend the range of a WiFi network by even 100 percent—and typically by as little as 50 percent.

The lawsuit says that as a leading manufacturer of these products, NetGear is well-aware of the range extenders’ limitations, and yet continues to misrepresent the product’s capabilities on its packaging. The lawsuit charges that NetGear has sold and continues to sell at least six models of its range extender, and that each model suffers from the same issue. Mr. Costales says that NetGear has sold tens of thousands of these products, and that anyone who is disappointed with the performance of their range extender should demand a refund.

Beaumont Costales has established itself as a leader in the pursuit of consumer rights. In October, the New Orleans-based firm sued LaCroix beverage company for labeling its product “all natural” in order to mislead consumers. Earlier this year, the firm filed a lawsuit against for displaying individuals’ personal information online without permission. With the advancement of the case against NetGear, Beaumont Costales continues its mission to provide protection for consumers and to hold corporations accountable to the public and to the law. Beaumont Costales has offices in Chicago and New Orleans. For more information, please visit

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