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Assembly Training Manufacturer Adds Augmented Reality

ROCHESTER HILLS — EFlex Systems, a provider of manufacturing software and consulting firm, announced a partnership with OPS Solutions LLC of Wixom, maker of Light Guide Systems, to add augmented reality features to eFlex’s web-based, assembly software, Job Element Monitor (JEM), a work instruction module. “Many of our manufacturing software modules have focused on lean

123Net, Trivalent Group Partner To Double Fixed Wireless Internet Capacity At Grand Rapids Community College

GRAND RAPIDS – 123Net and Trivalent Group are teaming up to boost Grand Rapids Community College’s fixed wireless Internet capacity to 2 Gbps, one of 123Net’s highest capacity fixed wireless in West Michigan. “This deal is a win-win for all of the parties involved,” said Bob Evenson, Carrier Relations Manager at 123Net. “GRCC will continue

By | 2018-06-14T15:17:16+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|

AT&T Upgrades Wireless Network Across Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. announced upgrades to its wireless network on more than a dozen cell sites all across Michgian, from metro Detroit to the Upper Peninsula. The improvements include adding greater capacity or bandwidth and speeds in Adrian, Ann Arbor, Brighton, Bloomfield Hills, Buchanan, Cheboygan, Manitou Beach, Morenci, Niles, Onaway, and Warren. * Adrian

By | 2018-06-08T09:11:16+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Plex Systems To Introduce App That Provides Extension To Plex Manufacturing Cloud

DETROIT – Plex Systems will introduce an app that works as a seamless extension of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, enabling a manufacturer’s workforce to handle key business-critical shop floor and administrative responsibilities, as well as access and share relevant information real-time from mobile devices. Plex Systems develops cloud ERP and MES for manufacturing. Plex Mobile

U-M, Great Lakes Health Connect Collaborate To Battle Opioid Abuse

ANN ARBOR -  Great Lakes Health Connect is collaborating with the University of Michigan Acute Care Research Unit in expanding its real-time System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance. The pilot project began in Washtenaw County for its first year, and is now expanding to up to five more. Researchers hope to gain a better understanding of

Supported Intelligence Unveils AI Smart Speaker Application

ANN ARBOR – Supported Intelligence on May 15 unveiled its voice-enabled artificial intelligence application at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium. The new application uses a “smart speaker” of the type that can be purchased for $100 or less and installed in homes and offices, and allows a user to conduct a short dialogue that solves

Auto Supplier Kiekert Doubles Production Capacity At Wixom Plant

WIXOM  – Auto supplier Kiekert is moving its manufacturing operations to a new 41,000 square foot plant in Wixom, part of a $3 million expansion to double the Kiekert’s production capacity in the United States. The company’s previous production facility in Wixom will continue to serve as Kiekert’s research-and-development center. It leads the company’s engineering

By | 2018-05-10T18:07:55+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Auto Tech, New Products / Contracts|

Dematic Introduces Robotic Piece Picking Module

GRAND RAPIDS – Dematic has introduced its Robotic Piece Picking Module designed to improve accuracy and productivity during the last touch — the point where items of varying sizes and shapes are processed by hand — of the fulfillment process. Traditionally, the last touch has been a manual process, but the Robotic Piece Picking Module

Google Assistant Leaves Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana In The Dust

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. - Google Assistant, Google's rival to Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana, sounds remarkably -- maybe even eerily -- human, pausing before responding to questions and using verbal ticks, like "um" and "uh." It says "mm hmm" as if it's nodding in agreement. It elongates certain words as though it's buying time to

By | 2018-05-09T16:15:07+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, Gadgets, New Products / Contracts|

SMG/Cobo Center’s Tech Services Revenue Up 58 Percent From A Year Ago

DETROIT - SMG/Cobo Center’s revenue for technology services is up 58 percent compared to last year, despite the fact that WIFI remains free to visitors and event attendees, General Manager Claude Molinari announced this week. “Facility-wide free WiFi in Cobo Center differentiates us in the market, and has been free of charge since the installation