UniWest Brings the Only 4-Frequency Eddy Current Portable Instrument with Integration Ability to the Marketplace (US-454A)

(PRWEB) November 27, 2012

UniWests US-454A Eddy Current Instrument offers single- and multi-frequency Eddy Current (EC) inspection, unprecedented signal-to-noise ratio, frequency mixing capabilities, USB and Ethernet data storage capability, and exceptional digital strip chart data collection. It also features UniWests EddyView

Contemporary Crafts Market Brings Distinctive Holiday Gifts to Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2012

The Contemporary Crafts Market will be returning as the West Coasts premiere event for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts November 2-4, 2012. Just in time for the holidays, this years market will feature the distinctive works of over 240 of the nations finest artists, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more. All items on display and for sale have been jury-selected for their exceptional quality.

The Contemporary Crafts Market has been a showcase for burgeoning and established talent since its inception 27 years ago. Year after year, the market brings together an eclectic mix of artisans, while also allowing visitors to meet the artists behind some of the nations finest crafts.

Roy Helms, founder of the Contemporary Crafts Market, has continually sought to raise awareness of fine crafts as a serious art form by highlighting talented artists who have created a name for themselves and whose works can be found in national and international museums or galleries.

Each year, the Contemporary Crafts Market provides shoppers and collectors with some of the finest craft pieces from across the United States, Helms explains. This year will be no exception, as these artists have provided visitors with a truly extraordinary array of pieces that are perfect gifts for friends and family.

This years market will feature a number of artists who take novel approach to the art of craft, including:

Joseph Gatto has been making jewelry for over 60 years. He reuses or recycles precious metals, gold, silver and platinum together with antiques, or antiquities up to 3000 years old. He is a proud environmentalist and an advocate of objects made by hand by local crafts persons. http://www.wearartnow.com

Amy Faust creates finely crafted jewelry designs with an ecological consciousness, using transformed materials that are colorful, beautiful, and earth friendly. All of the pieces are fabricated from recycled sterling and fine silver and bezel set vintage glass that she hand cuts in her Oakland CA studio. http://www.amyfaust.com

Marne Ryan launched her career as a metal-smith and jeweler with this show 27 years ago, and its a pleasure to welcome her back to the market. Since 1976, Marne has been exploring, developing and teaching the process of making textures through heat. Patterns are created by fusing thin layers of silver, high karat gold, and platinum together in sheets to form fabrics of metal. This material is then made into hollowware, vessels and jewelry. http://www.marneryan.com

Susan Eastman’s evolving collection of wearable art scarves and wraps are handmade one at a time. A mixed media artist, Eastman incorporates numerous influences–from street art to graphic design to nature–expressed through techniques such as hand dyeing, painting, block printing, collage, and free motion sewing. Eastman currently lives and works in a converted warehouse loft in Oakland, CA. http://www.susaneastman.com

With a successful career in Interior Design, Bette Hornstein (Betty Lynn) never lost her love for crafts. At age 8 she learned to knit and has now perfected her talent into hand knitted/felted ladies’ handbags. Her passion to create inspires unique designs, from whimsical to sophisticated. http://www.bettylynnbags.com

The Contemporary Crafts Market is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, California, 90401.

Show hours are November 2, 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $ 8.00 for adults and children under 12 are free.

For additional information, please call 310.285.3655 or visit

http://www.craftsource.org; http://www.facebook.com/contemporarycraftsmarket; http://pinterest.com/totwotoo/contemporary-crafts-market-november/

Optronics Joins Lucidity, Brings Synergies to HD Vehicle Lighting Marketplace

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of HD vehicle lighting, announced that it has been acquired by Lucidity Enterprise Co., LTD. Optronics will operate as an independent business unit of the Taiwan-based lighting powerhouse, giving it direct access to Luciditys manufacturing strength, R&D capability and experience with the global vehicle lighting marketplace. The acquisition is the result of a longstanding, strategic relationship between the two organizations and represents a natural step in each companys evolution.

Lucidity is considered to be one of the worlds premiere vehicle lighting manufacturers and supports leading OEs of both powered and non-powered vehicles. The company serves a global marketplace and its products have long been sold through other U.S.-based HD lighting suppliers.

Luciditys state-of-the-art manufacturing credentials, including ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14064-1 and PAS 2050 designations, are complemented by its robust product design, compliance testing and R&D capacity. The company also recently acquired an Australia-based wiring and harness company.

Optronics has firmly repositioned itself and this will absolutely change the competitive hierarchy in HD lighting, said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. OEs will gain access to a lighting manufacturer with global sophistication, fleets will enjoy increased product availability and everyone will benefit from new, innovative technology and the industrys most competitive pricing structure.

Johnson said that Optronics has been steadily gaining market share in the HD and work truck markets, attributing much of the success to the companys customer-centered, can-do culture of listening and rapidly responding to needs with high-quality products that are realistically priced. Johnson added that with the new resources available to it, Optronics will be even more flexible and aggressive in the pursuit of new product development, tooling and speed to market.

Optronics complements Luciditys strategic objective of bringing imaginative, relevant and competitive lighting technology to the North American vehicle marketplace and the larger world, said Wayne Huang, chairman of Lucidity Enterprise Co., LTD. As a result of this investment, we expect to raise the bar, by delivering more advanced technology, more product availability and more choices to our customers.

Lucidity purchased Optronics International from Harvard Place Investments (HPI), which has owned the company since 2009. Customers and industry partners will see no change in service, accountability or how the company conducts business.

Optronics will continue to manufacture and deliver exceptional, high-quality products, while providing uninterrupted support to their distribution network and customers. Optronics will also renew its efforts to advance efficiency and innovation, with the same team of dedicated and experienced managers and staff.

Company officials from both organizations stated that the Optronics brand would continue to be a vibrant and stable fixture within the HD, trailer, RV, transit, agriculture and marine markets it currently serves and that it will expand into new markets as well. Optronics will maintain its headquarters in Tulsa Okla., manufacturing facility in Muskogee, Okla., and its distribution facility in Elkhart, Ind. The company expects to grow its physical presence in the U.S. as a result of the acquisition.

To access high-resolution images, please visit: http://www.optronicsinc.com/gallery.html

About Optronics

Founded in 1972, Optronics International is a premier worldwide manufacturer and supplier of branded industrial and commercial vehicular safety lighting products. The company specializes in interior and exterior LED, incandescent and fluorescent lighting for the marine, RV, trailer, HD and transit vehicle markets. Optronics is headquartered in Tulsa Okla., with a manufacturing facility in Muskogee, Okla., and distribution facilities in Elkhart, Ind., and Ontario, Canada.

About Lucidity Established in 1981, Lucidity Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a premier worldwide manufacturer of vehicular safety lighting products. The company designs and produces OEM lights for many North American manufacturers and also makes the most comprehensive line of aftermarket replacement lights in the industry worldwide.

Recently Launched Zend Framework 2.0 Gets Critical Acclaim: NY Based Tech Firm Brings it Closer to Businesses

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Released in the year 2005, Zend continues to be a leading player in the open source framework to build custom web applications. Written by Israeli programmers Andy gutmans and Zeev Suraski, who were also involved in the development of PHP during its initial stages, Zend is a simple and easy to use framework that accelerates web application development using PHP.

Advantages of Zend 2.0 framework

K1 Speed San Francisco Brings Racing to the Bay

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

With the opening of its newest center scheduled for August 2012 in San Francisco, K1 Speed the largest indoor karting company in the United States is introducing the adrenaline-pumping thrills of karting to a whole new audience. Founded in Southern California in 2003, the company is finally set to take over Northern California, with no less than four locations planned for the area, including Santa Clara now open, San Francisco, Pleasanton and Sacramento. Its San Francisco location is built with the community in mind from zero-emission electric karts to energy efficient lighting, the center is built to have a small environmental impact and should provide a unique and exciting new place for residents to unwind and have fun.

The K1 Speed Difference All-electric Karting

K1 Speed redefined what karting is when it was founded almost 10 years ago. With poorly maintained outdoor tracks littering the country, often at amusement parks right alongside miniature golf courses, the sport of go-kart racing had lost its luster in the United States. K1 Speed sought to change that and it took a page out of Europes approach to karting to do so. K1 Speeds tracks are professionally designed and are built indoors, allowing for racing every day of the year in any weather. The tracks are also designed with safety in mind; as opposed to spare tires jutting out of the ground, K1 Speed utilizes TecPro safety barriers. Perhaps the biggest distinguishing feature, however, are K1 Speeds karts.

Unlike outdoor kart tracks, which have anemic, poorly maintained, gas-powered karts that are loud, noxious, and heavy, K1 Speed utilizes zero-emission, all-electric European karts. Built in the same style of the world championship kart chassis that Formula One drivers learn their trade in, K1 Speeds karts provide genuine thrills and an authentic racing experience. In fact, they can reach speeds approaching 45mph on the companys