Meet the Members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council

The Pittsburgh Technology Council has more than 1,350 member companies, all based in SWPA. We’ve got some of the most innovative tech ventures here in our backyard. We thought it would be most excellent to put a small spotlight on a handful of our members each and every week, so you can see the great diversity and talent that we have out there.  We encourage you to learn more about these technology companies:

Jeannette Specialty Glass/Oceana – Pressed Glass Products Customized for your Commercial, Industrial & Mechanical Needs.

L-3 Communications Corporation-Brashear Division – Recognized for world-class optics technology, L-3 Brashear designs and produces complex electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems and instrumentation for the commercial and defense markets.

Markrof Systems, LLC - Markrof Systems is a software solution provider that helps organizations implement innovative, enterprise-wide information systems using the latest Microsoft technologies.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. – Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) serves the North American Power systems, metals production, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services.

Neya Systems, LLC – Neya Systems develops software for unmanned systems and automation applications. The company takes a multi-disciplinary approach to providing system design, component development, and technical management services. Core technical competencies include development and integration of open, standards-based software systems; active and passive perception; and vehicle navigation.

Omnyx – Omnyx’ vision is to transform the scope of pathology through leveraging medical imaging research and developing a novel, ground-breaking, and fully digital pathology solution.

Powerex, Inc., – Powerex was established in January 1986 as the result of a joint venture among Westinghouse Electric Corporation, General Electric Company, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Current major owners are Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and General Electric. Powerex develops, manufactures, and sells power semiconductors to industry through its sales network of direct sales, manufacturers’ representatives, and authorized distributors.

RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. – RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. genomics-based diagnostics company whose complex testing resolves indeterminate and misdiagnosis, as well as the over and under treatment of cancer.

Science Applications International Corporation – SAIC is a FORTUNE 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health.

TechGuys – TechGuys focus is to design and support the distribution of information through the implementation, support, and management of technology solutions. Our core capabilities are a reflection of our team’s collective experience and include a wide range of information technology expertise.

The Resumator – The Resumator helps small businesses find great employees while saving time and money. It replaces the inefficiency of an HR inbox with an affordable, highly-efficient online recruitment platform for both promoting jobs and reviewing résumés.

Virtus Advanced Sensors – Virtus Advanced Sensors is a next-generation sensor company commercializing multi-axis inertial sensors developed using MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology and micro-machining methods. Virtus technology portfolio includes 3-axis accelerometers, 2, 3-axis gyros, and 5, 6-axis motion sensors.

Member Spotlight: Meet the members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council

The Pittsburgh Technology Council has more than 1,350 member companies, all based in SWPA. We’ve got some of the most innovative tech ventures here in our backyard. We thought it would be most excellent to put a small spotlight on a handful of our members each and every week, so you can see the great diversity and talent that we have out there.  We encourage you to learn more about these technology companies:

Jencons Scientific, Inc. - Jencons Scientific is a manufacturer and supplier of laboratory equipment and supplies used by life science, clinical and industrial facilities. Jencons Scientific specializes in liquid-handling products, such as micro-pipettors, motorized and electronic pipette fillers and liquid dispensers.

Kontron America, Inc. – Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communication solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets.

Metronome Labs – Metronome Labs delivers advanced, innovative solutions for e-business optimization. Metronome provides tools to understand your web visitors without complex tagging or time-consuming web server log analysis. Our innovative clickstream data capture technology collects, aggregates and summarizes information about your website in real time, without costly changes to your site or systems. Eliminate the work of creating, testing, deploying, and maintaining tag scripts every time your website changes.

NanoLambda, Inc. – NanoLambda is developing a new kind of sensor chip, the Spectrum Sensor™, a few mm2 in size, which is smaller than conventional devices by multiple orders of magnitude.  The cost will be less than 1/10 of the cost of conventional low-end solutions.

Penn United Technology – An employee-owned company that began in 1971, Penn United Technology, Inc. is a high precision manufacturing company specializing in:  Progressive Carbide Dies, Precision Grinding & Machining, Stamping, Can Tooling, Precision Grinders and Spindles, Prototyping, Automation/Assembly Machines, Product Assembly, Plating, Precision Tooling, and the manufacture of Carbide and Carbide Preforms.

Renal Solutions – Renal Solutions, Inc., is an integrated medical device and service company dedicated to transforming the kidney dialysis therapy model for patients affected by chronic kidney disease through the design of innovative sorbent-based hemodialysis systems.

SiGenix, Inc. – SiGenix is a western Pennsylvania-based product development firm specializing in engineering services, transportation products, power supply design and venture products.  The Engineering Services business unit leverages a strong background in printed circuit board design and embedded and PC software development. Expertise in hardware development includes PCB layout, circuit design, microprocessor systems and FPGA solutions. Software development includes C, C++, Visual Basic, Windows programming and embedded systems.

Testa Consulting – Testa is a technical consulting company that has been matching engineering and IT professionals with firms in the Pittsburgh technology marketplace since 1997. Our focus is on finding the right candidate for the right job in order to make for a pleasant and productive long-term relationship.

Verichem – Verichem is a specialty chemical manufacturing and marketing company that produces industrial biocides and preservatives.

WESCO Distribution, Inc. – WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company whose primary operating entity is WESCO Distribution, Inc. WESCO Distribution is a leading distributor of electrical construction products and electrical and industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies, and is the nation’s largest provider of integrated supply services.

Member Spotlight: Meet the PTC Membership

The Pittsburgh Technology Council has more than 1,300 member companies, all based in SWPA. We’ve got some of the most innovative tech ventures here in our backyard. We thought it would be most excellent to put a small spotlight on a handful of our members each and every week, so you can see the great diversity and talent that we have out there.  We encourage you to learn more about these technology companies:

Insight Rising - Insight Rising is a corporate services and consulting firm that works with companies and non-profit organizations to create more sustainable enterprises. Insight Rising uses a unique approach in our work with clients that increases profits, competitive advantage, and enterprise valuation through developing sustainable practices and socially responsibility activities using decision guidelines consistent with the client’s normal decision processes.

MECCO – MECCO offers the latest innovations in direct part marking for traceability, verification, and part identification in manufacturing, assembly, and other harsh environments. MECCO features a full range of marking technology, including MeccoMark fiber lasers, as well as CO2, diode-pumped, and flash lamp lasers as well as a complete line of dot-peen indent markers with portable, benchtop, integrated, and custom systems available.

New Perspective Productions – New Perspective is a full-service provider of corporate video, broadcast TV and radio spots and interactive multimedia solutions, including CD and DVD authoring and specialized Internet applications.

Pennatronics Corporation – Pennatronics Corporation provides electronic manufacturing services on a contract basis to original equipment manufacturers. We have a state-of-the-art facility in western Pennsylvania capable of assembling leading-edge component and design technology used in the printed circuit industry.

Reclamere – Established in 2001, Reclamere is a leader in Data Security and IT Asset Management specializing in the following services: Deployment of new IT equipment, data recovery,  computer forensics and e-Forensics litigation support, IT Audits & Assessments, on and off-site data destruction, redeployment of older and/or obsolete IT equipment and compliant recycling of IT equipment. Reclamere’s reputation is built on quality, value, and integrity.

SCA Technologies, LLC – SCA Technologies is the leading provider of Intelligent Cost Management solutions. Our methodologies focus clients’ enterprise processes on anticipating changes and taking timely action. Our solutions predict the impact of changes in demand and operations on revenue, cost and profits that drive decision making to improve results in anticipation of changes.

Sustainable Pittsburgh – Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality bringing sustainable solutions to communities and businesses.

Thar Technologies – Thar Technologies, Inc., is a global leader in supercritical fluid technology whose single-point-of-access platform delivers supercritical fluid process and equipment technologies to the food, chemical, electronics and pharmaceutical industries.

True Commerce, Inc. – TrueCommerce is a Pittsburgh-based EDI solutions provider founded in 1995. From the beginning, the company vision has been to provide small to mid-tier companies with a comprehensive, end-to-end EDI solution that is easy to implement and fully integrates with their accounting software.

Upper Cut Studios – Upper Cut Studios Inc.  is a production company that provides a full spectrum of motion graphics, animations, special effects and on-camera talent and a competitive edge that has Pittsburgh advertising agencies looking. Working with the largest regional advertising agencies, Upper Cut offers spacious editorial suites;  RED One Digital Camera in 4K resolution to create a master archive that can be used in SD, or HD;  a full multimedia studio for on-camera  talent and production shoots, plus video conferencing technology for casting talent.

WVU is Hiring IT Professionals

West Virginia University cordially invites you to attend the WVU Technical Employment Networking Night on Thursday, April 29, 2010, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV.
Bring your resumes and business cards and spend the evening with us to learn about WVU employment opportunities and our wonderful family oriented community. Many hiring managers will be on hand to talk about the projects and technologies they are currently exploring!
Networking Night Agenda
6:00 p.m. – Registration and Networking (doors open to job seekers)
6:30 p.m. – Welcome and Department Presentations
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – Networking with Departments

For more information and how to register for this event please visit:
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Business casual attire is recommended.

National Center for Non-Profit Excellence Launches OPERATION e-CYCLE to redistribute technology devices in Pittsburgh

The National Center for Non-Profit Excellence (NCNE) has launched a program called OPERATION e-CYCLE, where it takes donations of used laptops, desktops, servers, printers and other technology items from area companies and organizations and then refurbishes the equipment to redeploy to area non-profits that might not be able to afford technology updates. OPERATION e-CYCLE’s first ten laptops, donated by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, were contributed to Three Rivers Youth – a non-profit agency that works with abused, neglected, runaway and homeless youth and their families in southwestern Pennsylvania. The laptops will be used by Three Rivers Youth counselors when they visit the homes of their constituents to improve counselor productivity in the field.

“No more handwritten notes and then going to the office to enter the data into the computer system. Obviously this saves time and money and allows our counselors to spend more time in the field and less time entering data at the office. We are thrilled,” said Sebastian Lacy, Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Services at Three Rivers Youth. This is not the first project where the NCNE and Highmark have worked together. Highmark partnered with the NCNE to provide Constituent Manager non-profit operations management software to Youth Enrichment Services, Inc., Addison Behavioral Care, Inc. and Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO). All three agencies will enjoy rapid report retrieval and comprehensive, verifiable client participation and outcome data, making both day-to-day operations and fundraising simpler.
The NCNE is currently accepting and making donations for its OPERATION e-CYCLE. Interested donors or recipients should contact Lee Hipps, NCNE President, at or by calling 412-535-0357.
The National Center for Non-Profit Excellence (NCNE) combines people, process and technology to help non-profit organizations discover powerful ways of serving their clients and communities.
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