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Cachet Financial Solutions to Showcase Advanced Mobile Money Technologies at the 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2017– Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc., a leading mobile FinTech provider of cloud-based remote deposit capture and mobile prepaid card solutions, will exhibit at the Credit Union …Read Full Article

CUNA GAC is the U.S.’s largest annual credit union advocacy event. CUNA  brings together thousands of credit union leaders to listen to political and industry speakers, network with peers, and learn about solutions that can better serve their 100 million credit union members. Cachet Financial Solutions (Ticker: CAFN)  works with credit unions enabling them with the latest in remote deposit capture (RDC) and fintech solutions.




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Vuzix Received 4 International CES Innovation 2017 Awards For Upcoming Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses

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Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, has received four International CES Innovation 2017 awards, for its upcoming Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses. These award-winning AR Smart Sunglasses will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #13246, from January 5-8, 2017.

The Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses provide a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix’ proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine. It’s like having your computer or smartphone screen information with you wherever you go. Blade 3000 Sunglasses with vibrant full color monocular display does it all with style and performance, providing immediate heads up access to information that wearers would normally have to view by looking down at their smartphone or smartwatch. Never before has a product been designed where you can see overlaid information, indoors or out, such as patient data, GPS mapping directions, restaurant menus, weather information, alerts and more without picking up a second screen. Truly revolutionary, the Blade 3000 Sunglasses are a perfect companion to a smartphone, allowing users to keep their phone in their pockets for almost everything. Finally fashion meets technology in the wearable display arena.

The Blade 3000 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for standalone or smartphone connected use; wirelessly displaying virtual information – similar in many ways to a smart watch. You can also view social media messaging, text, maps, notifications, etc., from both Android and iOS smartphones. Designed specifically for the exploding digital information world that wants mobile access – anywhere, anytime and connected to the real world.

Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses include an integrated HD camera, head-motion tracker, touch pad, tactile haptic vibration feedback, built-in noise cancelling mics with speech recognition and of course built-in batteries. The smart sunglasses will run Android on its modern internal processor and is completely wireless.

The Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses have been honored with four CES Innovation Awards for innovative design and engineering. Blending fashion and technology, Vuzix Blade 3000 will be one of the world’s first smart sunglasses. The Blade 3000 is designed for prosumer and office enterprise applications, with significantly improved display resolution, ergonomics, computing power, and sensor technologies. A video overview and introductory product info on the Blade 3000 is available at Blade 3000 Video.

“Receiving four CES Innovation Awards is an emphatic acknowledgement from industry experts that Vuzix is at the forefront of the wearable display and smart glasses markets,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. “AR is the future and we understand the impact these technologies can have on both corporations and consumers.”

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association, the producer of CES 2017, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Products entered in this program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.

Vuzix’ award winning Blade 3000 and its other existing and new products will be displayed at CES 2017 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall Booth # 13246, from January 5-8, 2017. Further information on the product, its pricing, and ultimate availability dates will be unveiled at CES in January 2017.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 49 patents and 40 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

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VMware AirWatch Added Industry’s First Unified Management Solution for Vuzix (NasdaqCM: VUZI) Smart Glasses

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The convergence of smart glasses and augmented reality apps are beginning to take shape in organizations across industries. According to a recent report by Tech Pro Research1, 67 percent of organizations are considering augmented reality for future use at their organization. While businesses realize the productivity and efficiency gains associated with augmented reality, IT is challenged with configuring, securing, managing, deploying and updating these devices at scale.

To address this growing market and subsequent IT challenges with deploying augmented and mixed reality devices in the enterprise, VMware partnered with leading OEM smart glasses vendors and app developers to build wearable management into the VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management™ platform. Organizations will be able to manage these devices alongside their current mobile, tablet and laptop deployments. The updates will offer IT a simplified onboarding experience to easily set up devices with networks and applications. In a few clicks, organizations will be able to fully manage and secure their smart glasses fleet alongside their VMware AirWatch deployed devices.

Vuzix (NasdaqCM: VUZI), a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets announced this week that VMware, Inc. (VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the addition of new Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses management features to VMware AirWatch®. The update will bring a consistent management platform to streamlined onboarding experiences, network setup and application deployment to organizations seeking to leverage augmented and mixed reality devices to transform business processes. VMware is the first unified endpoint management solution to extend into wearables, enabling customers to manage their smart glasses alongside existing desktop and mobile endpoints. VMware is collaborating with Vuzix and others to help deliver wearable management and app delivery solutions at scale.

Paul Travers, CEO Vuzix Corp. stated, “The new Vuzix M300 smart glasses, powered by Intel (INTC), are the first to run Android 6.0 and to be certified on VMware AirWatch, making them the most secure smart glasses on the market. Our clients demand the highest security levels and ease of over the air update management when they deploy our M300’s globally, and VMware AirWatch EMM makes that a non-issue for our many Fortune 500 clients.”

Vuzix (NasdaqCM: VUZI) is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 43 patents and 23 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

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Mobile-Only Banking Start-Up, Varo Money, Inc. Selects Cachet Financial Solutions to Deploy Select Mobile Deposit Solution

 

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Varo Money, Inc. is a financial technology company based in San Francisco, California. Varo was founded on the belief that there is a better way to bank that will help improve the financial outcomes of a generation of consumers. Varo is working with several partners and a panel of millennial advisors to develop and deliver an innovative banking experience in the U.S. For more information please visit www.varomoney.com.

Varo recently selected Cachet Financial Solutions (CAFN) cloud-based Select Mobile Deposit. Cachet’s Select Mobile Deposit will power the mobile deposit functionality for Varo’s new mobile banking app and will enable Varo’s mobile banking customers to use their smartphone or tablet to deposit checks electronically, anywhere, anytime. Available for iOS or Android devices, users will simply download the Varo mobile banking app and use the camera on their mobile device to snap a photo of the front and back of their check and then submit electronically for deposit to their Varo checking or savings account.

“We’re excited to bring on partners of Cachet’s caliber to support our business,” commented Colin Walsh, Varo’s CEO and co-founder. “Varo is making great progress toward our mission to create a next generation bank, and fast, easy and secure mobile deposit services are a critical part of giving consumers greater control over their finances.”

Varo intends to launch a beta mobile banking product to a closed group of users later this year. In May, Varo announced a round of financing of more than $27 million.

“We’re delighted to help support Varo’s mission to bring next generation banking to consumers,” said Jeffrey Mack, Cachet’s president and CEO. “Cachet’s Select Mobile Deposit enables financial institutions to expand geographic reach beyond physical location to attract a wider audience and new demographics.”

To learn more about Cachet’s Select Mobile Deposit, visit www.cachetfinancial.com

Cachet Financial Solutions is a leading cloud-based, SaaS technology provider serving the financial services industry with mobile money and remote deposit capture solutions for PC, Mac and mobile. Founded in early 2010, Cachet has quickly grown into a technology leader and trusted partner of some of the largest and most respected financial organizations. With remarkable growth, an impressive client base and award-winning technology, Cachet continues to drive innovation and deliver world-class solutions to financial institutions of all sizes.

Cachet believes that its industry-leading solutions can help the company’s clients increase customer retention and revenue opportunities. Cachet’s cloud-based technology platform simplifies development, deployment and servicing of consumer and commercial solutions—minimizing cost and accelerating speed-to-market for Cachet’s clients. Enabled by Cachet’s suite of business and consumer solutions, financial institutions can better serve the needs of all their customers. For more information, visit www.cachetfinancial.com.

Vista Partners recently updated coverage on Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc. (Ticker: CAFN) (“The Company” or “Cachet”) with a twelve-month price target of $21.50.

John Heerdink, Managing Director at Vista Partners, stated, “Cachet enjoys a highly scalable financial technology (“fintech”) SaaS business model with expanding product offerings, recurring revenue streams, extensive cross-sell & upsell opportunities within an existing diverse client base of financial organizations.” Mr. Heerdink concludes, “Cachet’s 2016 revenue guidance reflects an organic revenue growth rate of 84% to 132% year-over-year and after reporting Q2 2016 in August management believes they are on track as they realized 100% YOY revenue growth vs. Q2 2015.”

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AR & VR Innovative Firm Vuzix (VUZI)’s Upcoming Trade Shows and Enterprise Events

 

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Vuzix® Corporation (VUZI), a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets,will be participating in several upcoming trade shows and enterprise events.

In October, the Company will be attending AirWatch Connect, the 3rd Annual Wearable Technology Show, VR & AR World 2016, AWE Europe 2016 and IoT Solutions World Congress. The Company will exhibit the new M300 Smart Glasses, which represents the first major upgrade to Vuzix Smart Glasses, incorporating valuable feedback from partners and customers over the past few years of M100 productive use.

Vuzix’s M300 has shipped to more than 50 VIPs (Vuzix Industrial Partners) to-date, including NS Solutions Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC, XOEye Technologies, APX Labs, Ubimax, Pristine and AMA. Additional partners are expected to be announced as new VIP members join and the program grows.

Vuzix VIPs are key leaders in the enterprise space and will continue to help build the eco-system and drive increases in enterprise deployments in 2016 and beyond.

Details of upcoming events are as follows:

Event: AirWatch Connect
Date: October 2-6, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Event: 3rd Annual Wearable Technology Show
Date: October 4-5, 2016
Location: Santa Clara Convention Centre, Santa Clara, CA

Event: CEATEC JAPAN 2016
Date: October 4-7, 2016
Location: Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

Event: VR & AR World 2016
Date: October 18-20, 2016
Location: ExCeL London, London, UK

Event: AWE Europe 2016
Date: October 18-19, 2016
Location: Berlin Congress Center, Berlin, Germany

Event: IoT Solutions World Congress
Date: October 25-27, 2016
Location: Gran Via Venue, Barcelona, Spain

Vuzix executives will be available to demonstrate the Company’s products and AR and VR technologies.

To learn more about Vuzix (NasdaqCM: VUZI) please visit the Vista Partners dedicated company page where their are videos, presentations, financial information and to download a FREE Research report. Vista Partners currently has a 12-month $15 Price Target. VUZI is currently trading in the $8.85/share range.




Have You Read BigData Analytics Firm Sysorex (SYRX)’s CEO Blog Today?

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Palo Alto, CA based Sysorex (SYRX) develops the systems and solutions that power the data-driven enterprise. With an innovative approach to big data, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), they blend virtual data from software and networks with the huge volume of physical data generated by mobile devices and Internet-connected things to open new worlds of insight. Their unique solutions are helping organizations worldwide improve decision making, increase productivity, and fuel the discoveries of tomorrow.

Today Sysorex’s CEO Nadir Ali published a interesting blog titled “If You Build It…” that can be read at Sysorex’s website.

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Sysorex (SYRX) Launched Advanced Data Analytics Solution, LightMiner, Delivers Supercomputing Performance at Fraction of Typical Supercomputing Costs

 

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Palo Alto, CA based Sysorex (SYRX) develops the systems and solutions that power the data-driven enterprise. With an innovative approach to big data, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), they blend virtual data from software and networks with the huge volume of physical data generated by mobile devices and Internet-connected things to open new worlds of insight. Their unique solutions are helping organizations worldwide improve decision making, increase productivity, and fuel the discoveries of tomorrow.

Recently, Sysorex announced the general availability of its advanced data analytics solution, LightMiner. The solution, which consists of an in-memory hardware platform and specially tailored versions of the industry-standard SQL relational database and R statistical computing environment, is designed to deliver supercomputing performance at a fraction of typical supercomputing costs. LightMiner was originally developed to solve complex analytic problems such as those in scientific computing. Sysorex acquired the technology in April of last year. Since then, the company has focused on building out the product’s capabilities for a broader spectrum of applications including predictive and proscriptive analytics, mobile and IoT analytics, and machine learning. The product has been in beta with customers in retail, banking and agricultural research since last autumn. The company has also coupled LightMiner with Sysorex’s unified real-time location system, AirPatrol, to deliver near-real-time foot traffic analytics, zonal analysis, asset tracking and security monitoring.

The LightMiner data analytics platform includes the following:

  • Industry-standard ANSI SQL relational database and R Workbench environment built for massively parallel processing (MPP), supercomputing environments
  • 10x to 200x performance increases over non-MPP algorithms running on standard systems
  • Data importers for standard data formats, custom applications and batched extract, transform & load (ETL) imports
  • Native support for streaming inserts from Internet of Things (IoT) gateways and other continuous, high volume data feeds to support Machine Learning
  • Simple setup and installation: Can be up, running and producing results in under one hour
  • Browser-based “workbench” administrative interface: No client application required
  • Compatible with 3rd party visualization, charting and graphing tools and dashboards
    Flat pricing model: No additional “per” (user / core / process / etc.) pricing

Sysorex CEO, Nadir Ali stated, “In the world of data analytics, organizations have been forced to make the trade-off between performance and affordability for quite some time. On the one hand you have multi-million dollar, supercomputing systems capable of running very complex analytics very quickly; on the other, you have data analytics systems that use far less expensive hardware and software, but come at the cost of speed and sophistication. Our intent with LightMiner is to eliminate those trade-offs and level the playing-field so all enterprises can have access in real-time to in-depth analytics and insights. This is a very exciting launch for us. With its release, our customers, whether they are government agencies, healthcare providers, biotech, gaming, banking, or retail, will have the ability to do a deep dive, real time analysis on all of their data – physical and digital – from one platform. We believe this is going to be a game changer.”

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