Utah Tech Roundup

Salt Lake City – AIRDESK SOLUTIONS launched AirDesk Presenter, a new iPad app that transforms how evidence is used and presented in a courtroom trial. AirDesk Presenter was developed to simplify trial document management and enhance courtroom presentations. Images and documents can be uploaded to an iPad directly or remotely, and exhibits can be organized by order and priority.

Salt Lake City – SORENSON MEDIA launched a new product, Squeeze 360, which is an end-to-end video platform for broadcasters that will enable encoding, storage, streaming and play-out across all connected devices.  Squeeze 360 is a turnkey video publishing service that enables local broadcasters to integrate live feed and library content into an over the top (OTT) live stream or video on demand (VOD) service. “Squeeze 360 heralds the next step in our evolution as a company as we expand into the world of broadcast television,” says Marcus Liassides, president and CEO of Sorenson Media. “We’re seeing some significant shifts in consumer viewing habits and the devices they use to view content. Squeeze 360 as well as other upcoming Sorenson products will assist broadcasters in their efforts to adapt and thrive in this dynamic and evolving digital age.”

Salt Lake City – TRITEL NETWORKS, INC. launched a cloud-based file syncing and storage program in order to enhance business productivity for their small to medium-sized customers. This program's overarching goal is to streamline daily operations for their customers and enable businesses to collaborate, share and securely backup business critical files.

Salt Lake City – UNIVERSITY OF UTAH engineers developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light. The study was funded by NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the UTAH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH economic development initiative (USTAR). The paper was co-authored by U electrical engineering graduate student Bing Shen, along with graduate student Peng Wang and Utah Nanofab senior optical engineer Randy Polson.

West Valley City – Forty-five public safety agencies purchased software from SPILLMAN TECHNOLOGIES for the first time during the third quarter of 2014, joining the more than 1,200 agencies of all sizes in 40 states nationwide already using Spillman software. In addition to the new agencies, 69 agencies expanded their existing Spillman systems.

Farmington – PLURALSIGHT acquired Boston-based Smarterer, a skills assessment company, for $75 million. Smarterer assessments enable individuals and enterprises to close the gap between skills they have and skills they need by utilizing crowdsourcing and a proprietary dynamic assessment engine that can validate anyone's skill in as few as 10 questions and 120 seconds. Smarterer will continue to operate as an autonomous but aligned company.

Draper – Business management platform provider Connectwise and backup and disaster recovery solution provider STORAGECRAFT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION announced the availability of an integration module. Through the integration module, managed service providers (MSPs) now have the ability to easily automate billing processes by mapping and synchronizing data from the StorageCraft MSP portal and StorageCraft Cloud Services with their Connectwise business management platform. 

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