Claris launches FileMaker 19: the company's first open platform extending low-code development using readily-available JavaScript libraries.

Claris | May 20, 2020

Claris International Inc., an Apple subsidiary, today announced the launch of FileMaker 19: the company’s first open platform for developers to rapidly build sophisticated custom apps leveraging direct JavaScript integrations, drag-and-drop add-ons, AI via Apple’s Core ML, and more. Through FileMaker 19, developers can be more productive and businesses can now leverage Claris’ global community of developers, marketplace of add-ons, and existing developer resources to collaboratively solve complex digital problems. "As cost pressure grows in our rapidly-changing world, companies need to innovate quickly to boost productivity and deliver for their customers,” said Claris CEO Brad Freitag. “That critical agility is at the core of FileMaker 19 as we open the Claris Platform to the most popular programming language on the planet. We’re excited to see what our 50,000 customers will do with a growing set of add-ons and the ability to integrate any of the millions of JavaScript packages.

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Google Cloud and STS to Automate U.S. Navy Maintenance Inspections Using AI and ML Technology

Prnewswire | August 28, 2020

Google Cloud and Simple Technology Solutions (STS)—a Google Cloud partner and small business specializing in multi-cloud solutions for the federal government—today announced they are working with the U.S. Navy to modernize the maintenance and repairs inspection process for Navy vessels and facilities. STS will use Google Cloud artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies on inspection drone-captured images to detect, prioritize, and predict its maintenance needs. The work was awarded to STS as a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project due to the technology innovation and potential for commercialization.

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PSPDFKit Extends Document Technology Platform With Strategic Acquisitions of ORPALIS and Aquaforest

PSPDFKit | May 16, 2022

PSPDFKit, the leading document processing and manipulation foundation for tomorrow's developers, today announced the acquisition of France-based ORPALIS Imaging Technologies and U.K.-based Aquaforest, leading providers of document imaging components and enterprise software solutions. The combination of PSPDFKit, ORPALIS, and Aquaforest creates a unique foundation for enabling developers to better execute on their roadmaps and thrive in an all-digital world. Backed by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, the combination harnesses the capabilities of three leading providers to deliver an unmatched level of document expertise and resources to enable developers and enterprises to innovate beyond paper. ORPALIS's expertise in .NET and Windows is combined with rare domain knowledge in OCR and PDF rendering engines. The company's core technology is focused on the application of OCR, barcode, PDF rendering and compression, MS Office, document conversion, document scanning, and document imaging capabilities to enterprise SDKs, offering developers the ability to deliver compelling solutions faster. For PSPDFKit customers, this ultimately means a more comprehensive OCR solution, AI-based document tools, deeper PDF expertise, and access to more than 3000 new capabilities across 100 new file formats. Aquaforest offers an enterprise software suite for PDF data extraction, OCR, and metadata tagging with SharePoint, Microsoft Power Automate, Azure, and Windows Servers. The addition complements PSPDFKit's acquisition of Muhimbi in January 2022, offering customers a comprehensive enterprise software solution for the low-code/no-code and SharePoint space, ensuring they can more effectively work with documents. "In today's climate of digital transformation, developers are looking for partners with the expertise, tools, and technology to help them realize the digital revolution's promises today, By joining PSPDFKit, ORPALIS, and Aquaforest together, we're making it possible for these innovative developers and enterprises to unlock the potential of tomorrow and bring their ideas to life. With the combination we have put together, it's safe to say there is no better digital document foundation out there that is focused solely on enabling developers seeking to innovate beyond paper and fuel transformation." Jonathan Rhyne, Co-Founder and CEO of PSPDFKit "We are thrilled to join the PSPDFKit family and together continue to deliver top-performing document solutions to the enterprise market," says Elodie Tellier, Managing Director of the ORPALIS group and member of the PDF Association Board of Directors. "By bringing together these companies, developers and their organizations will have access to a broad portfolio of industry-leading solutions, as well as cutting edge technology as we focus on building what the future could look like." Neil Pitman, Founder and CEO of Aquaforest: "Aquaforest teaming up with PSPDFKit positions us to bring a higher level of value to the businesses that rely on our solutions and help even more organizations, IT specialists, and aspiring low-code builders to drive even more impactful business outcomes." District Capital Partners served as financial advisor, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served as legal advisor, and Deloitte served as accounting advisor to PSPDFKit during this transaction. In Extenso Finance & Transmission served as financial advisor, and Fidal Toulouse served as legal advisor to ORPALIS. About ORPALIS ORPALIS is an editor of imaging software, PDF processing tools, and large-scale document flow management solutions for professionals of all industries and individuals worldwide. About Aquaforest Aquaforest was established in 2001 to provide High-Performance PDF, OCR, and SharePoint products to a worldwide market. Aquaforest are experts in Searchable PDFs. Thousands of organizations rely on Aquaforest solutions as part of their document workflow processes. About PSPDFKit PSPDFKit develops software development toolkits and related frameworks that enable document creation, manipulation, collaboration, and innovation within its customers' applications. The company's products cover all major platforms and support a wide range of programming languages, and can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud with ease and at any scale. PSPDFKit has earned its developers-first reputation by pioneering products that are easily integrated, completely customizable to fit any deployment and workflow, and trusted by startups, SMBs, and some of the largest multinational enterprises alike. About Insight Partners Insight Partners is a global software investor partnering with high-growth technology, software, and Internet startup and ScaleUp companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. As of February 24, 2022, the closing of the firm's recent fundraise, Fund XII, brings Insight Partners regulatory assets under management to over $90B. Insight Partners has invested in more than 600 companies worldwide and has seen over 55 portfolio companies achieve an IPO. Headquartered in New York City, Insight has offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Palo Alto. Insight's mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on software expertise to foster long-term success. Insight Partners meets great software leaders where they are in their growth journey, from their first investment to IPO.

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AlphaICs Begins Global Sampling of 'Gluon - Deep Learning Co-Processor' for Vision AI With Superior FPS/Watt Performance

AlphaICs | February 15, 2022

AlphaICs, a leading AI fabless semiconductor company that develops edge inference and edge learning technologies, has announced the availability of engineering samples of 'Gluon' - an 8 TOPS Edge AI inference co-processor to customers in surveillance, industrial, retail, auto, and Industrial IoT verticals which carries best-in-class FPS/Watt performance. Gluon will be shipped with a complete (Software Development Kit) SDK that enables easy deployment of neural networks. The advanced edge inference chip delivers the capability for customers to add AI capability in the current X86 / ARM-based systems, resulting in significant cost savings. Gluon provides the best fps/watt performance in the market for classification and detection Neural Networks - 32 Frames Per Second (FPS)/watt for Yolo-V2, a leading object detection model & 22 Frames Per Second (FPS)/Watt for VGG-19, a leading classification model. Gluon is currently being sampled to for early customers to enable the development of their vision applications. It is engineered for OEMs and solution providers targeting vision market segments, such as surveillance, industrial, retail, Industrial IoT, and edge gateway manufacturers. To accelerate its market foray into highly demanding silicon markets, AlphaICs has established a channel partner relationship with CBC Co. Ltd, a Japanese enterprise offering video surveillance products for their customers. CBC has been working with AlphaICs for close to two years and we are excited to be its marketing partner in Japan. Gluon was showcased at Japan AI Expo in October 2021 and generated great interest from Japanese customers for vision applications based on its superior performance. AlphaICs co-processor strategy is well received, and we are very excited to take this technology to our customers," Kazuhiko Kondo, Executive Officer, CBC Co., Ltd. AlphaICs CEO Pradeep Vajram said "We are pleased with our Gluon silicon results and are now demonstrating the innovative technology to our customers. Our team worked very hard to design this high-performance, industry resonating deep-learning co-processor. Gluon is future-ready and is well-positioned to address the AI vision applications for surveillance, retail, industrial, and smart city markets." Early last year the company raised $8 million to advance the development of Gluon based on the proprietary architecture RAPTM. AlphaICs' highly scalable and modular architecture uses a specialized Instruction Set Architecture that is specifically optimized for AI. About AlphaICs: AlphaICs is a leading AI technology company that develops edge inference and edge learning technologies to enable AI at the edge. AlphaICs has developed a next-generation AI architecture, called Real AI Processor (RAPTM). Architecture provides high performance, low power, and minimal latency, enabling best-in-class edge AI inference processors. RAPTM architecture also supports edge learning to reduce training data requirements, enables auto labeling and continuous learning at the edge. The company is led by a team of technology experts and successful serial entrepreneurs committed to putting forth the true potential of AI at the edge. The company has operations in Milpitas, US, and Bangalore, India. AlphaICs is currently a company in the Silicon Catalyst Incubator.

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ReliaQuest’s Office of the CTO Recognized on Fast Company’s First-Ever List of the Most Innovative Teams of the Year

ReliaQuest | July 29, 2020

ReliaQuest, a leader in enterprise cybersecurity, today announced its Office of the CTO has been recognized on Fast Company’s Innovative Team of the Year list, a new category within its annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list. The Innovative Team of the Year list highlights the most innovative teams—groups of employees, nominated by their companies, that took advantage of a pro-innovation environment to build or develop something extraordinary.

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