Martin UAV V-BAT collaborates with US Coast Guard to deploy VTOL medium-range UAS

Martin UAV has announced a collaboration with the US Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), to began a contractor-owned, contractor-operated deployment on-board a Coast Guard cutter in the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility, the company said.

The project, which is utilizing the Martin UAV V-BAT, is part of an effort to assess how Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) medium-range UAS capabilities might be used to support Coast Guard operations, including Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations.

The patrol data can be used to refine a concept of operations and requirements for installing and integrating VTOL UAS across current and future Coast Guard cutter classes. This is the first evaluation of a VTOL medium-range UAS during a Coast Guard patrol.

Martin UAV is a private, advanced technology company based in Plano, TX. The company specializes in building wholly unique, unmanned aircraft systems and associated flight control software.

G-Shock introduces Gravitymaster for aviation professionals

Casio America, Inc. has announced the introduction of Gravitymaster, an all-new model in its G-SHOCK Master of G collection of men´s tactical watches for aviation professionals, the company said.

Gravitymaster, GRB200 has three colorways with a unique Carbon Core Guard construction, carbon-infused resin bezels and resin bands in black (GRB200-1A), orange (GRB200-1A9) or blue (GRB200-1A2) to provide elevated strength and durability in lightweight cases.

The new GRB200 packs essential functions and all the accuracy and functionality required for flight, including updated features like automatic compass correction capabilities, two-year battery life, and Quad Sensor technology that includes a compass, thermometer, altimeter/barometer, and step tracker, making it easy and reliable for pilots to use under any situation.

Casio America, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, a manufacturer of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions.

Nexstar Media Group Board of Directors Authorizes USD 300M Share Repurchase Program Expansion

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) has announced that its Board of Directors approved an expansion of the Company´s share repurchase authorization for up to an additional USD 300 million of repurchases of its Class A common stock, the company said.

The expansion brings the total capacity under Nexstar´s share repurchase program to approximately USD 384.2 million when combined with the approximate USD 84.2 million remaining under its prior authorization as of June 30, 2020.

As of June 30, 2020, Nexstar had approximately 45.3 million shares of Class A common stock outstanding (the only class of shares outstanding).

Nexstar Media Group is a diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. For more information visit www.nexstar.tv.

Avaya Appoints Chief Revenue Officer

Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a provider of solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, has announced a key, strategic addition to its executive management team as Stephen Spears joins the company in the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer, the company said.

Reporting to President and CEO Jim Chirico, Spears will oversee the strategy, performance, and alignment of revenue operations for Avaya, helping to accelerate execution on the company´s growth strategy and delivering experiences that matter to Avaya customers and partners worldwide. In this role, Stephen will have full ownership of the company´s revenue generating organizations, customer lifecycle and go-to-client functions, including global sales and marketing, partner management and all channel related activities.

Spears´ management career spans nearly three decades and includes extensive go-to-market experience as well as deep expertise in the SaaS and Cloud arena.

Avaya enables organizations to create intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged, and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration. For more, visit http://www.avaya.com.

ACI Worldwide Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, has announced the appointment of Tony Dinkins as chief human resources officer, the company said.

With more than three decades of leadership experience in HR, talent and development, Dinkins most recently served as chief human resources officer at Fiesta Restaurant Group, which operates US-based restaurant brands and employs more than 12,000 team members.

ACI Worldwide powers digital payments for more than 6,000 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute USD 14 trillion each day in payments and securities.

AI-Driven Mosaic Network Insight Boosts Service Providers' Operational Efficiency

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, has announced Mosaic Network Insight, the company said.

The solution leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics to transform large volumes of network data into actionable intelligence. This can help make the broadband network easier to manage, reduce operational costs, increase efficiency, identify upsell opportunities and improve overall subscriber experience.

As gigabit and multi-gigabit services move to the mainstream, and the type of organizations delivering this service expands to include municipalities, utilities, co-operatives and altnets, having an AI-driven network diagnostic and analysis tool will prove pivotal as these new operators roll out services. Mosaic Network Insight as part of an operator´s central office solutions will streamline service introduction, reduce network and operational costs, and address issues before they impact network integrity.

ADTRAN, Inc. is a provider of open, disaggregated networking and communications solutions that enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across any network infrastructure. From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, ADTRAN empowers communications service providers around the world to manage and scale services that connect people, places and things.

DealMaker, DealSquare, NEO Launch Partnership for Enhanced Private Placement Offerings

DealMaker, DealSquare, and NEO have announced the launch of a new partnership to provide a comprehensive private placement solution for issuers, dealers, advisors, and investors – a solution that is both fully digital and global in reach, the companies said.

DealMaker is a cloud-based platform for executing private placements, fund formation, and KYC. DealSquare, powered by NEO technology, is an online private placement marketplace for dealers, investment advisors, and capital raisers.

This joint service offering will provide users with access to international distribution and the broadest reach of capital market participants, while simultaneously leveraging the benefits of both the DealMaker and DealSquare platforms: dynamic agreement management and fund collection, on-book management of securities, and integration with dealer systems that allows dealers, advisors, portfolio managers and their investors to execute private placements online, in a seamless manner.

Issuers will be able to raise capital through one central marketplace across all types of investors: domestic and international, brokered and non-brokered – something that until now, has never been possible in Canada.

Founded in 2018, DealMaker is an innovative cloud-based platform for accelerated capital-raising, KYC, and fund formation. Used and trusted by some of the world´s law firms and organizations, DealMaker´s software eliminates friction in the capital-raising process, empowering users to manage, circulate, and track documents swiftly and securely.

DealSquare is a centralized platform that gives registered users the ability to efficiently find, analyze, share, and subscribe to private market deals. DealSquare offers a fully digital and automated process, allowing capital raisers to publish their private placement opportunities, dealers to complete their due diligence, and advisors and investors to electronically subscribe to a deal. Exempt securities are seamlessly integrated on-book into client accounts, similar to public securities, and dealer back-office systems using NEO technology.

Developed in partnership with NEO, DealSquare, is Canada´s first centralized dealer platform for private placements, digitally connecting capital raisers to investment dealers, their advisory networks, and their investors.

DealMaker is an innovative cloud-based platform for the capital raising and settlement of domestic and international private placements in capital markets, KYC and Fund Formation. DealMaker makes private placement transactions surprisingly pleasant, delivering speed, innovation, and efficiency to the global private capital markets.

NEO is a group of established fintech companies that provide capital markets infrastructure designed for and led by the industry. NEO´s competitive drive, innovation, and advocacy enable change for the better. The NEO Exchange is a progressive stock exchange that brings together investors and capital raisers within a fair, efficient, and service-oriented environment; and DealSquare, powered by NEO technology, is a platform that enables the distribution of financial assets not listed on a stock exchange in a way that reduces costs, minimizes operational risks, and improves the investor experience.

Luna Products to Support NASA's Orion Crewed Mission into Deep Space

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) corrosion monitoring products have been selected by Lockheed Martin to monitor critical environments on board NASA´s Orion spacecraft, the company said.

Part of the Artemis program, Orion is the only spacecraft specifically developed for crewed missions into deep space, supporting NASA´s mission to build a sustainable presence on the lunar surface and on to Mars. The first mission, Artemis I, will be uncrewed and will launch in 2021 out to the lunar vicinity and back to Earth. Artemis II, the first mission with astronauts on board, is planned to go to the Moon in 2023.

NASA awarded Lockheed Martin with a contract to order six Orions with the potential to order up to six more, for a total of 12. The first six will be for Artemis missions III-VIII. The Artemis III mission, launching in 2024, will ultimately see the first woman and the next man walk on the Moon.

Luna´s corrosion monitoring products currently support aircraft sustainability programs around the world seeking to expand condition-based maintenance practices. By partnering with key owners of defense and industry aircraft, Luna is demonstrating that corrosion monitoring can improve aircraft availability while reducing the cost of inspecting and washing the aircraft.

Luna Innovations Incorporated (www.lunainc.com) is a provider of optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high-performance, fiber optic-based, test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic-based sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries. Luna is organized into two business segments, which work closely together to turn ideas into products: Lightwave and Luna Labs. Luna´s business model is designed to accelerate the process of bringing new and innovative technologies to market.

SilkRoad Technology Integrates With HireRight

SilkRoad Technology, a global software and services platform that helps organizations attract, retain and align people to their business, has announced its integration with HireRight, a provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, the company said.

This partnership is part of SilkRoad Technology´s continued focus on delivering seamless candidate-to-new-hire experiences globally. Through this integration, SilkRoad Recruiting and SilkRoad RedCarpet Onboarding™ clients will be able to directly initiate background checks and view their completion status quickly and efficiently within the platform.

HireRight helps more than 55,000 companies hire great talent, from small businesses across every industry to more than half of the Fortune 100. Many of the world´s most innovative and successful organizations trust HireRight for its technologically advanced, industry-leading products and superior customer service.

HireRight helps employers hire the right candidates by delivering global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight´s extensive screening solutions to their unique needs, giving them peace of mind about their hiring and vetting processes. HireRight´s platform integrates with existing HR platforms and applicant tracking systems, giving organizations and candidates the best possible experience. Learn more at www.HireRight.com.

Since 2003, SilkRoad Technology´s software and services platform helps our clients attract, retain and align people to their business. For more information, visit www.silkroadtechnology.com, follow on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets.

TELUS International Launches Digital-Enablement Arm

TELUS International, a provider of customer experience (CX) and digital solutions for global and disruptive brands, has announced the formal launch of TELUS International Digital Solutions following its purchase of the remaining 35 percent stake in Xavient Digital (the initial 65 percent investment was made in February 2018), the company said.

Now fully integrated and aligned under the TELUS International Digital Solutions brand, the new business unit encompasses digital solutions engineers, developers and technologists, and iLabs – the company´s investment in R&D where innovators, researchers and visionaries collaborate to explore emerging tech in order to reimagine, develop and test digital CX solutions for clients.

TELUS International has also gained incremental managed hybrid IT solutions and cloud assets to complement its fulsome suite of CX offerings that include omnichannel, TELUS Cloud Contact Center (TC3), TELUS International Work Anywhere, analytics solutions, and multilingual customer support in more than 50 languages.

TELUS International focuses on the value of human connection to design, build and deliver high-tech, high-touch customer experiences powered by next-gen digital solutions. With almost 50,000 team members and delivery centers across North and Central America, Europe and Asia, TELUS International empowers customer experience innovation through digital enablement, spirited teamwork, agile thinking, and a caring culture that puts customers first. The company serves clients in over 50 languages. Learn more at: telusinternational.com