Prolucid Technologies Inc. Awarded Nearly $900,000 from Ontarios Smart Grid Fund

Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

Mississauga, ON, 11 June 2012 Prolucid Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based software engineering firm, announced today that it has been awarded $ 887,820 from Ontarios Smart Grid Fund to demonstrate its embedded LocalGrid software at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

In the two-year demonstration period, starting later this year, Prolucid will build an integrated network of intelligent grid devices to manage, monitor and control the power grid at Exhibition Place, an ideal site due to its high public profile and its current mix of distributed generation installation, including solar, wind and CHP (co-generation heat and power).

The project will integrate these existing devices using the latest grid communication protocols, providing Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) with an unprecedented level of detail about power quality, load, capacity and generation output across the network. Toronto Hydro will be able to use this data and the new tools the software provides to optimize the generation and consumption of power on the local grid at Exhibition Place, while also improving the quality and reliability of power in Toronto. Toronto Hydro is excited to be part of this innovative project. It should allow us to bring more green energy projects online, said Richard Ford, Manager, Grid Solutions, Toronto Hydro.

Prolucid has partnered with Toronto Hydro, National Instruments (NI), Ciufo & Cooperberg Consulting Inc. and WindShare, the cooperative that owns and operates the Exhibition Place wind turbine with Toronto Hydro. These partnerships will leverage industry experience and expertise to develop viable grid solutions that will ultimately reduce the cost of building a new, smarter electricity grid and increase the connection of clean, renewable energy into Ontarios generation mix.

The software and hardware platform based on National Instruments (NI) CompactRIO technology will allow Prolucid and Toronto Hydro to rapidly prototype, develop and deploy technologies that are designed to meet the requirements of the local grid, while also providing greater technology headroom for future requirements that have yet to be developed.

Due to the complexity of the electric power system, integration is key. The NI platform is beneficial because it addresses both legacy and intelligent energy systems. Distributed intelligence deployments will provide utilities with data that was previously unavailable, said Owen Golden, Vice President of National Instruments Global Energy Segment. Utilities will gain the ability to see across their entire system as well as the interconnection of renewable energy sources. This project will enable Toronto Hydro to harness the advanced analytics of the technology as it identifies new customer requirements that drive the evolution of the smart grid.

This funding and the demonstration project ensure that Ontario will continue to lead in the development of smart grid technology, said Bob Leigh, President, Prolucid Technologies Inc. Utilities globally face significant challenges to change the model of power consumption, reducing greenhouse gases and increasing the efficiency of the grid. The technology Prolucid is developing will allow utilities to rapidly upgrade their grid and move forward with better, greener solutions.

About Prolucid Technologies Inc.

Prolucid Technologies provides software engineering and product commercialization services, specializing in complex, mission critical, embedded systems that transform the way our clients do business. Our grid technology enables real-time management and control of power distribution to maximize the utilization of existing assets on the local grid for a fraction of new infrastructure costs. Prolucid is the winner of the 2011 Profit Hot 50 award and the BDO Business Value award. Prolucid is also a Silver Alliance Partner with National Instruments, partnering with them to develop grid solutions based on the NI CompactRIO product line.

About Toronto Hydro

Toronto Hydro is the regulated “wires” affiliate of Toronto Hydro Corporation and is the largest municipal electric distribution utility in Canada. Toronto Hydro ensures the safe and reliable delivery of electrical power to approximately 709,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the City of Toronto. This represents approximately 18 percent of electricity consumers in the province of Ontario. Toronto Hydro plans, maintains and operates Toronto’s electrical distribution system infrastructure safely, efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner.

Toronto Hydro Facts:

City of Toronto population: 2.5 Million

Total number of customers: 709,000

Electricity Delivered (GigaWatt-Hours): 24,708

Total Revenue: $ 570.8 Million

Length of overhead wires (km): 15,100

Length of underground wires (km): Over 10,900

About National Instruments

Since 1976, National Instruments has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NIs graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The companys long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

About Ciufo & Cooperberg Consulting Inc.

Ciufo & Cooperberg Consulting Inc. (CCCI) provides services within the practice of Professional Engineering in the Province of Ontario. John Ciufo and Aaron Cooperberg are the principal owners. John Ciufo is a professional electrical engineer with thirty-six years of electric utility experience with a focus on protection and control (P&C) systems. John was the former Manager Protection & Control Strategies and Standards at Hydro One, and a former NERC and NPCC Relay Sub-committee Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. Aaron Cooperberg is registered with Professional Engineers Ontario in the category of Power System Protection. Aaron has thirty-five years of electric utility experience with a focus on protection and control (P&C) systems. Aaron was the former Manager Protection & Control Planning at Hydro One. CCCI provides electric utilities with services in the following areas: smart grid, compliance, asset management, development of strategies, policies, standards, planning, training, and represent utilities as Owner Engineers.

About WindShare

WindShare is an innovative wind power co-operative, the first of its kind in Canada. WindShare’s mission is to demonstrate leadership and action in the community wind power sector, and to develop community power projects that are sustainable economically, environmentally, and socially. WindShare provides an alternative to large, centralized energy generation with the development of local, profitable and inclusive community power projects.

For more information, please contact:

Bob Leigh

President, Prolucid Technologies Inc.

Phone: 416-840-6493

Email:bob.leigh (at) prolucid (dot) ca


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3rdKind Inc. and D2C Inc., Are Now Accepting Leading Development Partners For MatchBox A Turn-Based Games Platform On App Store And Google Play

Tokyo (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

3rdKind Inc. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Taro Hosotani; Representative Director & COO: Frederic Nouel; hereinafter referred to as 3rdKind) and D2C Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takayuki Hoshuyama; hereinafter referred to as D2C) jointly announce the launch of the MatchBox specialty game platform for turn-based games. Before opening up the platform, the two companies are recruiting 20 leading edge development partners starting on June 8, 2012 (Fri.).

“MatchBox” is a specialty application platform for popular “Turn-Based Games” on App Store, Google Play, and other game distribution sites. The platforms biggest feature is the ability to play games at your leisure during idle time by logging in with an ID having a real social graph on Facebook, Twitter

Rentapen Inc. Congratulates DUECO Inc. For Receiving The Business Of The Year Award

Waukesha, WI (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

On June 7th 2012,Rentapen joined nine other companies at the Top 10 Businesses of Year Luncheon, which included; ActionCOACH, Davies Orthodontics, DUECO Inc., First Business Bank-Milwaukee, Graphics Systems, QPS Employment Group, Ruekert/Mielke Inc., Tim OBrien Homes Inc., and Waukesha Metal Products.

According to the Milwaukee BizTimes, The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges based upon criteria that included financial growth, employee growth, customer focus, employee relations and community service.

Rentapen congratulates DUECO Inc. for being the number one business of the year. Judie Taylor, President at DUECO, is an inspiration for business acumen, humility, and servant leadership style, said Susan Straley, President at Rentapen Inc. Rentapen, like DUECO, is a Woman-owned Business Enterprise.

It is clear the leaders at DUECO understand that it is about the people inside the company that makes your company succeed. It is about dedication to the customers. Rentapen Inc. agrees and follows that philosophy as well, said Straley.

Rentapen is in the business of satisfying their customers need to reduce costs. It is only with dedication to efficiency, excellence, and customer services by every team member can Rentapen retain their customers and fulfill their mission.

Rentapens mission is to provide jobs, training, and opportunities for people who work together to help manufacturers reduce the costs of tooling to make their products. This focus has helped drive Rentapens growth and earned its status in the Top 10 along with DUECO.

Rentapen reduces costs for its customers in three ways. First is excellence in 3D weld fixture design and build. Second, is the standardized yet versatile RAPid Tooling Components. Third, is RAPid Shims. Rentapen is known as the Shim King. They sell hundreds and thousands of shims each year.

Constantly innovating to better serve their customers, in March Rentapen launched a new service on their website that allows machine designers to order 3D models of parts from Rentapens RAPid Tooling Components line.

Rentapen is a small business that has stayed positive through these difficult economic times. The company continues to expand with Wisconsins growing manufacturing industry. Rentapens percent growth in revenue has increased 48% since 2008. Rentapen has been helping John Deere, a dedicated customer, for 17 years, as well as a variety of other manufacturers. More manufacturing companies continue to find Rentapen through their marketing efforts.

Zvi Or-Bach, CEO of MonolithIC 3D Inc., Selected as Top Embedded Innovator Silicon by Embedded Computing Design Magazine

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

Embedded Computing Design announced that MonolithIC 3D Inc.s Founder and CEO, Zvi Or-Bach, has been selected as 2012 Top Embedded Innovator for “breakthrough techniques that enable the fabrication of 3D semiconductor device using conventional fabrication equipment”. The award was announced in the magazines June edition. MonolithIC 3D Inc. was previously chosen as a Finalist of the Best of Semicon West 2011 in recognition of its financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, and/or societal impact. Zvi Or-Bach contributed to the invention of the first structured ASIC architecture, the first single via programmable array, and the first laser-based system for one-day gate array customization, was noted in the article.

We are very pleased with the magazine choice of the monolithic 3D for the top innovation in the Silicon category. As dimensional scaling is now at the pivotal point of escalating costs and on chip interconnect delays, there is clear need for innovation, says Or-Bach. We believe that the emerging trend of 3D IC technology and more so the development of monolithic 3D technology will augment dimensional scaling in maintaining and accelerating the historical trend of improvements of electronic products.

MonolithIC 3D has innovated practical technologies to process multiple tiers of circuits with vertical connectivity comparable to horizontal connectivity. The technology utilizes thin layers (

In the next 10 years we expect to see rapid growth in wireless communication, especially in the Internet of Things, says Or-Bach. Some applications will become mission-critical, such as autonomously driven vehicles and accident-avoidance systems. 3D ICs will offer a new architectural paradigm, such as ultra-low-power systems and ultra-high integration, for embedded computing designs.

Zvi has been innovating and creating value for decades, and has stepped it up to another level with his breakthrough contributions to the semiconductor industry through MonolithIC 3D Inc., said Brian Cronquist, VP of Technology & IP at MonolithIC 3D Inc. The monolithic 3D breakthroughs have been applied to memory, such as DRAM and NVRAM, as well as to optoelectronics and eDRAM monolithically integrated with high speed logic.

Zvi Or-Bach is a well-known serial entrepreneur. He founded eASIC in 1999 and served as the company’s CEO for six years. eASIC was funded by leading investors Vinod Khosla and KPCB in three successive rounds. Or-Bach also founded Chip Express in 1989 (recently acquired by Gigoptix) and served as the company’s President and CEO for almost 10 years, bringing the company to $ 40M revenue and to an industry recognition for three consecutive years as a high-tech Fast 50 Company that served over 1000 ASIC designs, including many one-day prototypes and one-week production delivery. In 2009 he founded and incorporated MonolithIC 3D Inc., a company that developed and patented a technology breakthrough for practical monolithic 3D-ICs.

About MonolithIC 3D Inc.

MonolithIC 3D Inc. has more than 50 issued and pending patents on the technology, design and architecture of monolithic 3D-ICs. The company has pioneered single crystal silicon based monolithic 3D-ICs for logic, memory and optoelectronic applications. Its business model involves licensing technology to existing semiconductor manufacturers. Further information about MonolithIC 3D Inc., including detailed technical information, can be found at its website

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Business Intelligence Leader EMANIO, Inc. Announces Immediate Availability of its Context! 6.0 Dashboarding and Reporting Software

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Business intelligence, analytics and visual data discovery software vendor EMANIO announces immediate availability of its Context! 6.0 dashboarding and data analysis platform.

EMANIO, Inc. continues to revolutionize the way business users interact with data.

The latest release brings continued new enhancements to the 100% point-and-click interface and couples new features that make data discovery and analysis even easier – especially for business users.

We are very excited about this new version commented Walter Paliska VP of Marketing and Analytics for EMANIO. This latest release makes it even easier for data consumers to quickly and easily analyze trends and discover patterns in seconds. A powerful new drill anywhere function allows business users to drill into the detail of all data sources and types within a database.

Context! 6.0 also continues the evolution of the user interface making it even easier for report consumers and report writers to interact with their data and to create powerful, easily understood reports and interactive dashboards. “As an organization we believe that the world is in the state it’s in because people make awful decisions. Context! 6.0 continues the evolution of our goal of providing easy to use, affordable data analysis tools that will help people make better decisions faster.” Continued Mr. Paliska.

Context! 6.0 will be available to all customers beginning March 7th 2012. For more information visit EMANIO’s Web site or contact EMANIO at (510) 849-9300.


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Hirease Inc. Expands Opening New Facility In North Carolina

Southern Pines, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Hirease, Inc., a leading provider of HR software solutions and accredited background screening services, has acquired a new facility to serve as its headquarters. The relocation will take place in June 2012 in Southern Pines, NC.

The new building, nearly 12,000 square feet, will accommodate the current North Carolina staff and enable future hiring growth. Formerly the Sandhills Design Center, the chic facility has interior spaces resembling street side shopping. Each department store will be named after television sitcoms and game shows. Hirease plans to have a lounge and game room for employees to relax during breaks. Employees will be eating at bistro style tables with umbrellas and can shop at the Hirease apparel store. The new facility will also house a training center to host the Hirease software user groups for Pioneer Applicant organizer and Voyager Performance Management, the Human Patterns assessment administrator certification training and Hirease employee training events.

Founder and CEO, Paul Dent, explains the unique choice of facility by stating, At Hirease, we always talk about being innovative, thinking creatively so that we can solve any client issues. Our ability to be responsive and provide our clients with solutions hinges on a communicative work environment.” Co-Founder and President, Heidi Dent, added “Our new facility is open, creative and will allow for unique programs to foster relationships amongst our employees and departments.

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