USS Partners with Mojix to Expand RFID System Offerings

first_imgUSS recently announced the expansion of its electronic article surveillance (EAS) system integration capabilities and offerings to include radio-frequency identification(RFID} technology; made possible through a new partnership with enterprise RFID hardware and software manufacturer and developer,Mojix, Inc.Founded in 2004, California-based Mojix specializes in solution providers and system integrators partnerships to provide customized enterprise RFID system solutions accompanied by trusted installation, integration and maintenance services.USS Chief Technology Officer Robert Simoneau voiced his excitement for the new partnership and technology capabilities, and the possibilities they present for USS’ product development teams.- Sponsor – “This an incredible opportunity for USS to drastically expand our technology and product catalogue,” said Simoneau. “RFID technology is the way of the future,” he continued. “In addition to increasing more-revealing detection and business intelligence, it allows users to make decisions backed by data, resulting in safer and more efficient environments.The MojixViZix™ IoT solution is particularly appealing as it represents a proven middleware platform that is absolutely ready for use by our retail partners.”“By leveraging a partnership with a like-minded, innovation-driven, organization like Mojix, the resulting synergy will meet clients’ unique needs not only now, but well into the future.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Daily Wrap: Google+ Can Now Go Everywhere and More

first_imgLearn AI in Largest Google+ Hangout Tomorrow Related Posts Here are a few more must read posts, chosen by your fellow community members.Google Chrome Will Sync Multiple Browser Profiles A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Despite The Hype, Few Enterprise Workers Embrace Social Software 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google+ stretches its wings, giving you more plus all the time. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.Sometimes it’s difficult to catch every story that hits tech media in a day, so we thought it might be helpful to wrap up some of the most talked about stories. Assuming this goes over well, we’re going to give you a daily recap of what you missed in the ReadWriteWeb Community, including a link to some of the most popular discussions in our offsite communities on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus as well. This is a new feature at ReadWriteWeb so we covet your feedback. If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments below or reach out to me directly at robyn at readwriteweb.com.Google+ Can Now Go Everywhere You Go OnlineOfficial Google+ plugins released today add a +1 to your browser and a red notification alert. The same functionality was released for IE users in the Google toolbar. No love for Firefox though.From the comments: ReadWriteWeb Worldwide MeetupMake plans to be at the ReadWriteWeb Worldwide Meetup on November 15. Reach out to our community manager, Robyn Tippins, at robyn at readwriteweb.com if you have any questions. Manage Your Online Social Life All In One Place With MyLife robyn tippinscenter_img UCSD Study: Not Enough Bandwidth for an ‘Internet of Things’ Tags:#community#web It’s Apple’s Sandbox, Developers Just Play In It Smartphone Sweet Spot: Adults 25 – 44 Have Highest Adoption Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When Developers Can Build Once For All Devices, Users Win Embedded Audio Gets the HTML5 Treatment Thanks to SoundCloudlast_img read more

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show In Philadelphia

first_img Philly never drops the ball on a good celebration. This year, Philly adds twice the flare again to its New Year’s Eve show with two fireworks shows. Find out here where the best spots are to view the shows. SugarHouse Casino Presents Twice the Fireworks! Twice the Fun! Saturday, December 31 6:00 p.m. and midnight Delaware River Waterfront Insider Tip: This is free.   Top Fireworks Viewing Spots Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive Have your own under the sea adventure when you ring in the New Year.  Guests can dive into the hors d’oeuvres, food stations and open bar and catch a great view of the fireworks while toasting with champagne. Music and entertainment round out the New Year’s adventure. Insider Tip: $125 per person Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place Get your sea legs ready. Enjoy music, food and bar concessions, as well as a unique view of both fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. New Year’s fireworks along the Delaware River(G. Widman for GPTMC) Blue Cross RiverRink Columbus Boulevard and Market Street The Blue Cross RiverRink’s New Year’s Eve Party on Ice offers one of the best views of the city’s fireworks show over the Delaware River. Skaters can catch one of two sparkling shows during the early (5-7 p.m.) and late (11 p.m. – 1 a.m.) parties. File this spot under family-friendly. Insider Tip: Tickets are $30 for skaters and $20 for spectators. Franklin Square 200 N. 6th Street Families can head to the brightly illuminated Franklin Square to watch the 6 p.m. fireworks show. From 11a.m. – 4 p.m., there will be party hat decorating, free entertainment, and a “Square-drop” countdown to 6 p.m. File this one under family-friendly. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing Chestnut Street and Columbus Boulevard Head to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for a front-row view of the fireworks backed by a synchronized soundtrack during the show. Hyatt Regency Philadelphia 201 S. Columbus Boulevard The Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing is kicking off the New Year with not one, but two celebrations. Enjoy a delicious New Year’s Eve Family Buffet starting at 4 p.m. Save room for the Dessert Explosion at 5:30 p.m. before the 6 p.m. fireworks show at Penn’s Landing. ($55 for adults, $25 for children 3-12). Starting at 8 p.m., adults can partake in the Starlight Soiree featuring a dinner buffet and wine bar in the Columbus Ballroom followed by drinks and dancing at Keatings River Grill, all leading up to the fireworks spectacular at midnight. ($125 per person) Independence Seaport Museum Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street Grab a complimentary party hat and noisemaker before heading outside to the second-floor terrace to watch the fireworks spectacular over the Delaware River at 6 p.m. The museum comes alive at 8:30 p.m. during the Buccaneers Ball, a swashbuckler-themed New Year’s Eve celebration with live music, drinks, dinner and dancing ending with the fireworks show at midnight. Penn Treaty Park Delaware Avenue and Beach Street Penn Treaty Park’s seven acres of open green space and clean picnic areas provide a great vantage point from which to watch the fireworks. Race Street Pier Race Street and Delaware Avenue This is an amazing spot to watch but we recommend you get there early, as it’s probably going to fill up fast. Insider Tip: Alcohol, BBQ and glass containers are not permitted at the Pier. Spirit of Philadelphia 401 S. Columbus Boulevard Set sail on the Spirit of Philadelphia for two special sailing adventures to ring in the New Year. Families can hop aboard for the early New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise from 4–6:30 p.m. and celebrate with live music, party favors and a grand buffet before getting an up close view of the fireworks at 6 p.m. From $109.90 per adult. $69.90 per child ages 3-12. The New Year’s celebration sets sails again from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with sweeping views of the fireworks and the city skyline; the night includes a dinner buffet, hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, DJ music, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast. From $164.90 per person. SugarHouse Casino 1001 N. Delaware Avenue We bet that the riverfront walkway at SugarHouse Casino will be a good spot to watch both fireworks displays, as there will be concession stands and speakers playing the synchronized soundtrack for each of the shows. Washington Avenue Green 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard This is another new park on the Delaware River Waterfront, formerly Pier 53. Wiggins Park & Marina Mickle Boulevard at the River Across the river in Camden, you can get an amazing view of the fireworks from Wiggin’s Park, located near Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. Viewers will be treated to a synchronized soundtrack for the fireworks display from speakers at the park.last_img read more

Why cloud computing success hinges on power management

first_imgBetter instrumentation. The basis for intelligent power management in your data center is better instrumentation at the server level. This includes instrumentation for things like CPU temperature, idle and average power, and power and memory states. Your management capabilities begin with access to this sort of data. Cloud computing models are based on gaining maximum yields for all resources that go into the data center. This is one of the keys to delivering services at a lower cost. And power is one of the biggest bills in a cloud environment. Cloud data centers now consume an estimated 1–2 percent of the world’s energy.[1] Numbers like that tell you the cloud’s success hinges on aggressive power management.So let’s talk about some of the steps you can take to operate a more efficient cloud: [1] Source: Jonathan Koomey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist, quoted in the New York Times Magazine. “Data Center Overload,” June 8, 2009. Better power policies across your data center. Put in place server- and rack-level power policies that work the rest of the policies in your data center. For example, you might allocate more power capacity to a certain set of servers that runs mission-critical workloads, and cap the power allocated to less important workloads. This can help you reduce power consumption while still meeting your service-level agreements.center_img Better power management at the facilities level. There are lots of things you can do to drive better efficiency across your data center. One of those is better thermal management through the use of hot and cold server aisles. Another is thermal mapping, so you can identify hot and cold spots in your data center and make changes to increase cooling efficiency. Ultimately, the key is to look at power the way you look at all other resources that go into your data center: seek maximum output for all input. Better power management at the server and rack level. Technologies like dynamic power capping and dynamic workload power distribution can help you reduce power consumption and place more servers into your racks. One Intel customer, Baidu.com, increased rack-level capacity by up to 20 percent within the same power envelope when it applied aggregated power management policies. For details, see this white paper.last_img read more

Manchester United’s visit to India on track

first_imgThe ambiguity regarding the fate of the proposed friendly match between Manchester United and Juventus on August 1 has been cleared to an extent after the West Bengal government apprised the All India Football Federation (AIFF) about the developments.”This match will be held only after AIFF’s approval. There was a communication gap (with the AIFF). I have spoken to AIFF secretary Kushal Das. Everything is fine now,” West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra said in Kolkata on Tuesday.Das also confirmed that he had received a verbal request from Mitra and the AIFF would be forwarding the necessary documents to the international body, FIFA.”I received a call from Mr Mitra today and I told him to send the official documents as soon as possible. There isn’t much time left for the match and we won’t be able to do anything unless they send us the request,” Das told Mail Today.Earlier, AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta had expressed his doubts regarding the marquee match. He had said the organisers needed to take permission from the AIFF and the sports ministry before organising a match of this magnitude.Without the AIFF and sports ministry’s consent, one cannot organise such a match. It is required to take permission at least two-and-a-half months in advance,” Dutta had said. But Mitra said that it was too good an opportunity to be missed.”We now have to get in touch with (sports minister) Ajay Maken. We don’t want to let go of this golden opportunity. I don’t think we will get to see a match of this magnitude in the next 50 years,” Mitra said.advertisementMitra further said he would discuss the scheduling of the match with United’s global sponsorship director Casper Stylsvig and Juventus’ commercial director Francesco Calvo in a few days.The match is being organised by a sports management firm with headquarters in the UK.”We wanted to organise this in Kolkata, the Mecca of football in India. We approached the state government first. It’s going to be a huge thing, so there will always be hurdles. But we will overcome them,” a top official of the firm said. He added they were hopeful of clinching the deal and both the teams would be coming with their first team players.But the availability of Juventus remains doubtful as their pre-season schedule is choc-a-bloc.They are scheduled to play a friendly match against Paris Saint Germain on July 31 while United are yet to announce the final destination of their tour which sees them play in Shanghai on July 25 and a match in Norway on August 5.last_img read more

Following in John Cena’s footsteps, Daniel Bryan also pulled off Crown Jewel

first_imgAdvertisementWWE’s plans to go ahead with Crown Jewel hasn’t fit well with the senior superstars. First, John Cena was withdrawn from the event and was replaced by Bobby Lashley in the World Cup Tournament while last night on SmackDown LIVE, Daniel Bryan joined the list.Meanwhile, AJ Styles and Bryan kicked off Tuesday night with a face to face confrontation in the ring and the reigning WWE Champion agreed to put his title on the line in Atlanta, GA instead of waiting until Friday night for Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.Styles emerged victorious as Bryan tapped out to the calf crusher before both the superstars were ruthlessly attacked by Samoa Joe from behind after the match. Following the onslaught, a furious AJ stormed into General Manager Paige’s office and demanded a match against Joe at Crown Jewel, to which the GM showed no hesitation in making the match official.A rivalry will be renewed when #WWEChampion @AJStylesOrg defends his #WWEChampionship against @SamoaJoe at #WWECrownJewel! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/clT52YEFW2— WWE (@WWE) October 31, 2018Due to the recent ongoings, Daniel Bryan had refused to travel overseas amid the growing political tensions. It will be interesting to see if WWE will keep their old plans intact or crown a new Champion.Styles currently holds a 2-1 advantage over Samoa Joe in singles competition in WWE with their last encounter ending in a pinfall victory for AJ at Super Show Down in Melbourne, Australia earlier this month.Here is a glimpse of the WWE Championship match on SmackDown: Advertisementlast_img read more