Technologies

ZIM Announces Additional Investment in Sodyo, a Developer of Groundbreaking Scanning Technology

HAIFA, Israel and TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM) announced today the closing of an approximately $5 million Series B financing round in Sodyo Ltd.a developer of next generation scanning technology.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Logo

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Logo

Sodyo’s next generation scanning technology creates highly functional offline to online (O2O) solutions that allows businesses to access information and understand their workflows, and enable online interaction with customers. Using customizable colorful markers, Sodyo’s Visual Code takes scan technology beyond the QR code to operate on any media (outdoor or indoor, print or digital, mobile or stationary), from much greater distances than with any other technology, scanning multiple markers at one time and under a wide variety of environmental conditions.

Proceeds of this investment are intended to further develop Sodyo’s technology and expand its implementation, including ZIMARK‘s, a Sodyo-ZIM joint venture, dedicated

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IRI and NPD Complete Merger, Creating a Leading Global Technology, Analytics and Data Provider

CHICAGO and PORT WASHINGTON, NY, Aug. 1, 2022 — Information Resources, Inc. (“IRI”) and The NPD Group (“NPD”) have completed their merger to create a leading global technology, analytics and data provider. The merger brings together colleagues across the globe to offer more than 7,000 clients a comprehensive, accurate view of consumer behavior and total retail purchasing and consumption trends across a broad range of industries. A unified name and brand for the combined company will be announced at a later date.

The combined company will empower brands and retailers to collaborate, better service their customers, respond to trends and leverage more powerful insights to drive growth. Together, IRI and NPD have deep sector knowledge, leading data assets and strategic retail relationships in more than 20 industries, including CPG, softlines, hardlines, beauty, technology, foodservice and food consumption. The company’s unparalleled insight capabilities will be powered by the industry-leading technology and

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SOCOM Orders Cropduster Attack Planes from L3Harris Technologies

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5 Modern Technologies ‘The Jetsons’ Accurately Predicted 60 Years Ago

when The Jetsons premiered in 1962, show writers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera imagined what the future might look like in 100 years. They also created George Jetson, the “dad of the future,” to handle the trials and tribulations of the nuclear household of 2062, and they set his date of birth as July 31, 2022(Opens in a new window).

In celebration of this beloved cartoon father’s birthday, we decided to take a look at the various gizmos and gadgets in the show to see how much of it might have inspired modern technologies we use today. It turns out there’s a quite a lot.


1. Video Calls

A laptop displaying a video conferencing on a kitchen table

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Perhaps the most obvious bit of tech from The Jetsons to make its way to the modern age is the video call. Video calls took place regularly on the show, most often for connecting family members to

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Classifications of Medical Technology Devices

FDA collects data on adverse events involving medical technology devices. Its database, Dilon Technologies® Inc., receives reports electronically from more than 350 health care institutions. The network is divided into subnetworks for specific clinical areas, including HomeNet for medical devices patients use at home. However, it is essential to note that there are few reporting systems for lay users or a mechanism for giving FDA feedback. Therefore, this article will discuss the differences between Class IIa and Class IIIa medical technology devices and what these classifications mean.

Class IIa medical technology devices

Most medical technology devices in the market today fall into one of two categories: Class IIa and Class IIb. Class IIa devices generally pose low to moderate risk and are installed for a short duration. Class IIa devices include catheters, blood transfusion tubes, and hearing aids. These devices must meet specific requirements to be approved, including technical … Read more