LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, today announced a new agreement with Mississippi Power—a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO)—to support the utility’s grid modernization plans and continued leadership in technical innovation within the utility space. Itron will deploy and manage its standards-based Gen5 IPv6 network platform to connect approximately 193,000 advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) devices to help improve operational efficiencies and increase grid reliability for Mississippi Power customers across southeast 23 Mississippi counties. Itron will also deliver back-office capabilities to Mississippi Power through a five-year Software-as-a-Service (Saas) model to aid in the utility’s operational and customer engagement transformation efforts.“AMI will allow Mississippi Power to serve our customers more efficiently from an … [Read more...] about Itron Signs Agreement with Mississippi Power to Deploy and Manage Nearly 200,000 Smart Meters Across the Magnolia State
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 18, 2018--Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported first quarter 2018 income from continuing operations of $0.72 per share. This compares to $0.37 per share in the first quarter of 2017, or $0.46 per share of adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release.“Increased revenues reflected growth at Industrial, Bell, and Textron Aviation, with lower revenues at Textron Systems, consistent with our expectations,” said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly. “Operationally we achieved significant margin improvements at Textron Aviation and Textron Systems over this quarter last year and sustained margin strength at Bell, reflecting strong performance in these segments.”Cash FlowNet cash used by operating activities of continuing operations of the manufacturing group for the first quarter totaled $53 million, compared to $165 million in last … [Read more...] about Textron Reports First Quarter 2018 Income from Continuing Operations of $0.72 per Share; Signs Agreement to Sell Tools & Test Business for $810 Million
PDF Expert 2.5 for the iPad got released yesterday, bringing along a rather useful feature, the ability to sign a PDF document directly on Apple's tablets. You import your own signature in the app, which can be used multiple times, but the "Customer Signature" option is one-time only, and is never stored, thus complying with the insurance industry's regulations.“Signing agreements on the iPad is a huge opportunity for many companies that has sales people working in the field. Prior to PDF Expert they needed to prepare agreement in the office, print it, sign with the customer, go back to office, scan it and upload to company server. Now all they need is the iPad with PDF Expert”, pitches Alex Tyaguslky, Readdle CMO.The signing feature comes in addition to the other virtues of PDF Expert 2.5., like form-filling and annotating, some of which are unique among the iOS PDF apps. Realtors and insurers, as well as medical and manufacturing professionals have adopted PDF Expert … [Read more...] about PDF Expert 2.5 for iPad gets virtual document signing, takes the office in the field
Microsoft and Canon have signed a cross-licensing agreement, which allows both companies to use each others' patents. The first thing that comes to mind is the possible use of Canon lenses and photographic technology on future Lumia handsets. Both companies have agreed not to disclose the contents of the agreement. We do know that the patents included involve those covering mobile technology, and others covering imaging.We could see Canon add some form of the Windows Phone UI to its cameras, although more likely is the idea that Canon lenses end up on Lumia handsets, including a possible sequel to the Nokia 1020, which features a 41MP rear camera on the back.Microsoft and Canon have partnered together before, to bring new products to the consumer market, including color technology. No doubt that this pact will bring something positive to the smartphone industry. Nokia Lumia 1020 Nokia Lumia 1020 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. … [Read more...] about Microsoft and Canon sign cross-licensing agreement; Canon lenses on Lumia phones?
Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq:OLED) today announced the signing of long-term OLED material supply and license agreements with Samsung Display Co., Ltd. (SDC), a global display manufacturer. These agreements affirm that Universal Display will continue to supply its proprietary UniversalPHOLED phosphorescent OLED materials and technology to Samsung Display for use in its OLED displays. The agreements are scheduled to run through December 31, 2022, and may be extended for an additional two-year period. Financial terms of the agreements have not been disclosed.“We are pleased to announce the signing of these long-term agreements with our partner Samsung Display,” said Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Display Corporation. “Collaborating for over eighteen years, Samsung Display has been at the forefront of the OLED revolution with its vibrant, colorful, and brilliant displays. SDC’s ground-breaking innovation and … [Read more...] about Samsung Display and Universal Display Corporation enter into long-term OLED agreements