American Center For Mobility CEO Departs – Replaced By MDOT Director Steudle

YPSILANTI TWP. — John Maddox, the initial president and CEO of the American Center for Mobility, has left the testing ground for autonomous and connected vehciles after about two and a half years on the job. John Maddox. ACM photo. Maddox was named to the post in March 2016. He had been assistant director of

WMU Partners With Merit To Offer Cybersecurity Training, Certification

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University is expanding educational opportunities in cybersecurity under a new collaboration with Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit organization providing high-performance computer networking and related services to educational, government, health care, and nonprofit organization. Under the collaboration, WMU will offer noncredit, online professional development courses in cybersecurity training. Registration for

By |2018-07-26T15:21:26+00:00July 26th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Detroit Gamer Launches Tool To Help Other App Publishers Multi-Level Market

DETROIT — A Detroit entrepreneur and game developer has launched a new user growth platform for mobile app developers called WildFire. Introduced by Ken Johnson, creator of the card game Phase 10, WildFire provides a new method for app developers, particularly startups and independents, to get noticed in the crowded app marketplace without costly ad-based

By |2018-07-20T11:11:09+00:00July 20th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, ESD, New Products / Contracts|

Duo Security, CyberArk Expand Cybersecurity Packages

ANN ARBOR - Duo Security’s flagship zero-trust product – Duo Beyond – now integrates with the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution, empowering organizations to evaluate the security hygiene of a device before granting access to further extend security and reinforce consistent policy enforcement. The pact was announced this week. The integration also gives organizations the

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

MSU Engineering Students Win IEEE Antenna Event

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University engineering students sounded the channel and won the “foxhunt” at the 2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium Student Design Competition at 2018 antennas and propagation symposium, held July 8-13 in Boston. The team of undergraduates Anton Schlegel and Justin Opperman and graduate students Pratik Chatterjee and Billy Stevers designed

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Connected Tech, ESD, Mobile MI|

Lawrence Tech Spending $2.5 Million In Laptop Upgrade For Students

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University is in the midst of a $2.5 million laptop upgrade for about 1,300 of its students. The laptops, on average, include $75,000 worth of software per student. Aging, 4-year-old MacBooks and Lenovo Yoga laptops will be replaced with upgraded MacBook Pros and Fujitsu Lifebooks. LTU student laptops also come pre-loaded

By |2018-07-11T19:25:07+00:00July 11th, 2018|ESD|

New Management Software For Manufacturers From Farmington Hills Developer

FARMINGTON HILLS — Cebos, the quality management monitoring software developer, announced the launch of a new version of its Cebos QMS softwaer as well as a faster upgrade process. Farmington Hills-based Cebos, founded in 1995, is a division of the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based software company QAD Ltd. The company said the new HTML-based software “offers

By |2018-07-11T19:25:07+00:00July 11th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

Air Lift Rolls Out New Wireless Air Suspension Control System

LANSING — Air Lift Co. announced a redesign of its WirelessOne on-board air compressor system, making the wireless control of all brands and types of air springs easier and more convenient than ever. This single-path, on-board air compressor system makes it simple to level out a vehicle on the go, without the hassle of using

By |2018-07-11T19:25:07+00:00July 11th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

New Economy Initiative Awards Grant To LTU For Growth Of Small Manufacturers, Hardware Startups

SOUTHFIELD – The New Economy Initiative has awarded a one-year grant of $40,000 to the Lawrence Technological University Collaboratory for the support of its accelerator program that will enable the growth for small manufacturers and emerging hardware startups in Southeast Michigan. “As a leading resource to small and start-up companies developing innovative, engineered products, the