It never stops. It never sleeps. It’s all-consuming. Yes, Pittsburgh tech companies keep making headlines. Here’s a roundup of the latest Pittsburgh tech news. Consume:
Verge Video Dives Deep in PGH Robotics Scene
Awesome new video from The Verge features Pittsburgh robotics like we’ve never seen before. The narrator is a little androgynous and creepy, but the content sure makes us proud. Pittsburgh never looked so cool! Best of all, it has a cameo with Carnegie Mellon University’s HERB — a robotic butler, cookie separator and aspiring actor.
Speaking of Robotics, RE2 Lands Defense Contract
RE2, Inc. announced that the company has been awarded additional funding by the Department of Defense to commercialize its high speed inspection robot called the ForeRunner. The ForeRunner unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was developed under an Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the additional funding was awarded through the Robotics Technology Consortium as a Phase III SBIR with the Army’s Tank and Automotive Research Engineering and Development Center (TARDEC).
Metis Secure Launches New Software Solution
A new software product from Metis Secure Solutions, LLC provides single-point-of-access emergency control over a wide variety of audio communications and display devices installed at a site—from workstation IP phones and computer screens to building PA speakers and digital signs.
Safety and security leaders can now instantly broadcast actionable alerts and instructions throughout their sites when an emergency strikes, using Metis Secure’s software with their existing communications hardware. Called E-CIM, for Emergency Communications Information Management, the software acts as the brain for a site’s separate audio, visual, and communications systems, unifying and controlling them in a crisis.
Industrial Scientific Sells Oldham
Industrial Scientific Corporation announced today that it has completed the sale of its Oldham fixed-point gas detection business to Industrial Safety Technologies (IST). The sale encompasses Oldham headquarters’ operations in Arras, France along with fixed systems support operations in China, Germany, India and the United States. The sale was first announced in July 2013.