Flock seeks to simplify HR, benefits, payroll

Flock said it has announced the availability of its software platform for download on ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP) Marketplace to help companies simplify the tedious and complex tasks of the HR process while maintaining the benefits and experience they get from working with their established professional partnerships.

Flock joins an ever-growing lineup of critical human capital management and business applications that enable employers to optimize decision-making by seamlessly integrating workforce data across their company through secure ADP application programming interfaces (APIs).

ADP Marketplace is a new cloud-based app store designed to help employers dynamically manage an ecosystem of enterprise applications from ADP and world-class partners. This enables companies of all sizes to extend the value of their workforce solutions seamlessly across their entire organizations via a secure, single-sign-on process.

According to the ADP Research Institute®, the typical large company operates more than 31 separate HR applications and 33 payroll systems*. Many HR systems currently lack the ability to share workforce data with each other — and other core business systems. Today´s constantly evolving business environment requires a digital enterprise application shopping experience and seamless data integration capabilities across solutions to drive meaningful business productivity.

Persistent Systems builds online communities

AirTight Networks said it continues to drive its vision of simplifying connectivity to the digital world with the successful launch of new customer and partner-focused online communities.

Designed and implemented by Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT), these online communities are built on, and integrated with, the Salesforce platform to enable peer-to-peer support for both customers and partners, providing a better user experience, higher engagement and faster answers to questions.

AirTight´s mission is to make enterprise Wi-Fi extremely simple and massively scalable to connect billions of devices to the digital world. AirTight is obsessive about making its customers successful and is committed to fearless creativity, partnering with others who share the same passion. The company provides users with the most affordable and highly-secure cloud-based wireless networks.

Persistent Systems builds software that drives the business of our customers; enterprises and software product companies with software at the core of their digital transformation.

AirTight Networks simplifies connectivity to the digital world as a global leader in highly secure cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions. Its carrier-class, multitenant cloud architecture is incredibly simple and massively scalable. AirTight´s network solutions are easy to deploy and intuitive to manage while enabling advanced Wi-Fi user analytics and social engagement. Above all, AirTight continues to advance its widely acknowledged industry-leading security capabilities.

Comcast installs fiber-to-the-unit project in Connecticut

Comcast said that Centerplan´s College & Crown project in New Haven is the first customer in Connecticut to leverage XFINITY Communities´ Advanced Communities Network to provide fiber to the unit.

The XFINITY Communities business unit is focused on providing XFINITY services to apartment/condo complexes, communities with single-family homes, healthcare facilities and student housing units.

College & Crown is located in an area where New Haven´s primary business district and retail corridor meets with Yale University. The property includes 160 apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom units and also includes 20,000 square feet of retail space and structured parking.

XFINITY´s Advanced Communities Network is a fiber-based infrastructure that can be customized for select individual property owners, including the deployment of “move-in-ready” gigabit-capable solutions that will support gigabit speeds when DOCSIS 3.1 technology is available. All of XFINITY Communities solutions provide a path for owners to offer their residents the capability for gigabit speeds.

Comcast Cable is one of the nation´s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.

Rave Mobile Safety, Modo Labs partner to offer mobile applications

Rave Mobile Safety and Modo Labs said they have announced a partnership that will enable colleges and universities to create innovative applications featuring industry proven mass notification and campus safety features.

This integrated offering allows both technical and non-technical staff to be able to quickly create extraordinary mobile apps that include industry leading safety features as well as customized campus community capabilities.

Modo Labs´ flagship product — Kurogo Mobile Campus — is the first solution that puts mobile implementation and deployment capabilities, previously only attainable by hiring expensive mobile consultants, directly in the hands of non-developers.

The platform allows both technical and non-technical staff alike to create compelling, rich mobile websites and native applications using data and content from university back-end systems and other data repositories. Pre-built modules for LMS, SIS, transit, dining, news, athletics, indoor and outdoor maps and more, makes it possible for universities to leverage any data source and deploy their app in minimal time, with virtually no IT resources.

Kurogo also allows non-developers to implement powerful and sophisticated mobile applications with advanced user experiences and interfaces to meet any campus requirement, whether for events, recruiting prospective students, or student life guides.

Rave Mobile Safety is a market leader in campus safety technology, with more than 1,200 college and university customers nationwide.

Modo Labs offers a complete mobile solution that empowers ordinary people to create extraordinary campus apps.

Rave Mobile Safety is a safety software partner, providing innovative communication software for better emergency preparedness and faster response.

Macat launches critical thinking study

Macat, an online learning platform currently in beta, said it has announced the commissioning of a study of critical thinking skills.

The study aims to highlight both the need for critical thinking and the growing gap between what skills students are entering the workforce with and what employers are seeking in potential recruits. Macat will be working with the University of Cambridge and other academic and industry partners to analyse what critical thinking skills are, why they are important, and how they can be developed.

Macat is a global company and hosts a US headquarters in Washington, D.C. and EMEA headquarters in London.

Aircraft crash avoidance system enhances runway safety

Altacas Technology said it has announced the latest patented innovation in aircraft crash avoidance technology primarily designed to target and provide an effective, practical solution to enhance runway safety during takeoffs and landings, while preventing collisions during climbs, mid-flights, and descents.

Latest data from www.planecrashinfo.com shows 20 percent of fatal accidents occurred during takeoffs and initial climb, while 46 percent occurred during initial approach, final approach, and landing.

Among these statistics, runway incursions are the most prominent, which are incidents where a takeoff or landing aircraft is threatened by an unauthorized aircraft, vehicle, or person on a runway.

Several years ago, inventor and the company´s chief engineer Bryan Smalls was informed by associates that the US government was looking for ways to reduce runway incidents. This information led him to conceptualize and patent ALTACAS, which employs LIDAR radar and remote sensing technology along with GPS tracking technology.

Its automated systems allows individual aircrafts to particularly monitor runways and airways of initial climbs before takeoffs while allowing inbound aircrafts to monitor airways and runways before landing, thereby minimizing runway incursions. The existing crash avoidance system mainly targets mid-flight aircrafts. ALTACAS also effectively monitors mid-flight aircrafts.

ALTACAS pinpoint accuracy detects, warns, and tracks aircrafts of possible collision while providing evasive course of action. Its automated systems provides imagery, distance, speed, and direction of oncoming aircrafts and non-aircrafts vehicles, while simultaneously opening a three-way communication between pilots and air traffic controllers to defuse crisis. Sensor activated lightings alongside runways allows takeoff aircrafts to identify runway usage to incoming aircrafts and warn others on intersecting runways. Aircrafts in the vicinity receive audible warning that runway is in use.

AARP TEK increases number of mobile technology workshops

AARP said it is expanding its 2015 AARP TEK Program to include eight new cities, 11 locations overall, featuring free, live workshops aimed at helping close the technology gap among people 50-plus.

Presented with the support of AT&T (NYSE: T), these face to face workshops enable people to leverage personal technology to enrich their lives.

AARP TEK (which stands for Technology Education and Knowledge) launched last year. It includes hands-on workshops in select cities as well as the AARP TEK Academy which is a free, easy-to-use online classroom. Both are open to anyone, including but not limited to AARP members, and are designed to allow Americans to connect with people and passions in their lives using technology.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.

Beijing General Aviation to build P750 aircraft in Changzhou

Beijing General Aviation Co. Ltd. said it has started the construction of the aircraft production facility for Beijing Navigation Changzhou Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd. in Changzhou National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone´s Aviation Industrial Park on October 28, 2015.

Once the new facility starts operation, it is scheduled to produce 70 P750 planes annually and serve as BGAC´s manufacturing and maintenance hub in east China.

The P750 is a multipurpose and fixed-wing aircraft with a single turboprop engine and offers short-distance take-off and landing, reverse propeller-enabled ability to back up while on the ground, flexibility and motility in the air as well as superior load capacity, in addition to other features.

The aircraft has received air worthiness certificates for operation in over 20 countries and regions, including the US and Europe. The P750 is widely used for passenger and cargo transport, tourism, sky diving, aerial photography and surveying as well as for remote sensing.

Ekahau joins Cisco partner program

Ekahau said it has joined the Cisco® Solution Partner Program as a Preferred Solution Partner.

As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Ekahau is able to more quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

The Cisco Solution Partner Program, part of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem, unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers.

Ekahau is a leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS and network optimization planning solutions for organizations seeking further business intelligence to become more successful in their endeavors.

GoDaddy offers member-only perks on freelancer tools

GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) said it has announced best-in-class partner offers with AdAgility for members of the GoDaddy Pro Program.

Web designers and developers will now have access to partner offers directly through the GoDaddy Pro Client Dashboard. Deals with Bidsketch, Ninja Forms, FreshBooks, Pluralsight, Yoast, Dropbox, Shutterstock and Adobe are available now.

The partnership will originally be offered in English speaking markets, with non-English markets slated to be added in the near future.

GoDaddy´s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures.

AdAgilityâ„¢ is a Boston-based technology company that creates beautiful cross-sell experiences with its cloud-based offer delivery platform.