Santalis Partners with iDklic to Bring Customer-Focused Technology to Pharmacies in Europe

Within a versatile and competitive market, Santalis, a division of the Astera Group, is committed to reinforcing its role as health specialists for their customers, and the new digital solution includes window and countertop displays, as well as digital signage software and hardware. “Santalis understands the importance of deploying in-store digital solutions that span the entire shopper journey, allowing them to better serve customers by improving engagement and communication,” said Jean-Charles Figoni, CEO of iDklic.  

Santalis is the fastest growing cooperative of pharmacies in Belgium and the first group of independent pharmacists in Belgium to create an omnichannel in-pharmacy shopping experience with Santalis TV. With the new iDklic and PRN Health partnership, three iDklic solutions will be introduced in each pharmacy, providing a cohesive experience that draws more shoppers into the store, delivers engaging and helpful health and wellness information, and provides relevant product offers, ultimately driving higher sales.

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Altice Offers to Buy Cogeco Communications for $7.8B

Altice USA has offered to buy Cogeco Communications for $7.8 billion, while reaching an agreement to sell Cogeco’s Canadian assets to Rogers Communications.

Rogers Communications is Cogeco’s largest long-term shareholder. It said the offer represents premiums of more than 30% for other Cogeco share classes.

The deal would give Altice ownership of Atlantic Broadband, the ninth-largest cable operator in the United States. It said Atlantic Broadband would benefit from its enhanced scale, operating efficiencies, and further investment support.

All multiple voting shares of Cogeco are held by executive chairman Louis Audet and members of the Audet family. The Audet family’s holding company, Gestion Audem, said Wednesday that it does not intend to sell shares and will not support the proposal from Altice.

Altice said the offer includes a payment of $612 million to the Audet family for their ownership, a “sizable premium” on its shares.

In its own release, Cogeco

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North America Telecom mmWave Technology Market Outlook, 2026

“North America Telecom Millimeter Wave Technology Market By Frequency Band (E-Band and V-Band & Others), By Licensing Type (Light-licensed, Unlicensed and Fully-licensed), By End User (Civil and Military), By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.” data-reactid=”19″The “North America Telecom Millimeter Wave Technology Market By Frequency Band (E-Band and V-Band & Others), By Licensing Type (Light-licensed, Unlicensed and Fully-licensed), By End User (Civil and Military), By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The North America Telecom Millimeter Wave Technology Market is expected to witness market growth of 32.7% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026).

The growing R&D activities in the Millimeter Wave (MMW) technology and the increasingly rising demand for bandwidth-intensive applications are expected to fuel market growth. The need for high-bandwidth applications arises, in particular, from consumer electronic products and handheld devices such as smartphones

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Wearable Tech Products are Becoming One of the Fastest Advancing Sectors

PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Wearable, smart technology is quickly becoming one of the most essential and fastest-advancing sectors of the wider technology industry, now even outpacing the development of smartphones. From the basic fitness trackers and highly-advanced sports and smartwatches, to virtual and augmented reality headsets, wearables are everywhere. Wearables have become increasingly popular over the past few years, but the basic idea is nothing new. For example, if you’ve ever worn a wristwatch, you’ve already used a simple kind of wearable. Today’s wearables can actually connect with your existing devices, like computers and smartphones, which means they can do a lot of interesting things. Industry projections uniformly see continued growth in the sector for the next several years. Active companies in the markets this week include Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Snap Inc.

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Statum Systems Unveils Way to Replace Hospital Pagers

Dr. Arman Serebrakian, Statum Systems co-founder

Dr. Arman Serebrakian, Statum Systems co-founder

BOSTON – September 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Statum Systems, a healthcare IT startup, today announced StatumHEALTH, a HIPAA-compliant medical communication and collaboration platform that securely connects caregivers with each other and with hospital systems and data.

“Statum Systems was founded to solve a critical problem plaguing healthcare today – inefficient and unreliable communications among care teams,” said Dr. Arman Serebrakian, a surgery resident and company co-founder.

StatumHEALTH is the only solution that allows users to receive critical messages on smartphones in locations without WiFi or cell coverage, enabling medical professionals to stop carrying pagers or other specialty communication devices.

“Caregivers are forced to constantly toggle between pagers, smartphone apps, hospital systems and telephones to access EHR and collaborate with colleagues, making it difficult to communicate competently,” added Dr. Serebrakian. “And that’s why we developed this

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New sources for rare metals vital in modern technology

New sources for rare metals vital in modern technology
One of the field sites in northern Madagascar. Thick clay deposits have formed above rocks formed in an old volcano by the name of Ambohimirahavavy. The volcano was active around 24 million years ago and has since eroded to expose its interior. The rocks closest to the surface weathered to form a clay deposit in which the original minerals were broken down to release their rare metals, which then stuck to the clay minerals. Credit: Kathryn Goodenough and Martin Smith

Research led by the Universities of St Andrews and Brighton reveals newly discovered sources for rare earth metals vital in modern technologies such as renewables production, mobile phones, laptops and televisions.


The research, published in Nature Communications investigated alternative sources of much sought after heavy rare earth metals used in every day modern technologies, focussing on subtropical soils in Northern Madagascar.

Modern technologies, such as those producing green energy from

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Seeking A Career In Science, Engineering Or Technology? Cultivate These 3 Key Skills

The global pandemic has brought a new level of realization to the nation’s scientists, technology workers and engineers. As the US turns to other countries for the production of vital materials (such as masks from China), Americans are wondering how we are going to go forward if we can’t get the stuff we need – and get it produced here in the United States. Before you can say, “global supply chain” and “lower wages in Asia”, consider the insights of materials management PhD and company co-founder, Brandon Sweeney. He says there’s a new way for engineers, tech workers and the companies they serve to create exceptional value, right here within the borders of the USA.

To be clear, this isn’t an article about the benefits of economic isolation or nationalism. Sweeney says that self-sufficiency is the goal –

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USPTO has granted SSH Communications Security Corporation a further patent for PrivX technology

The new patent covers the role-based generation and provisioning of short-lived ephemeral certificates for passwordless access

Helsinki, Finland – September 02, 2020 – The United States Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) has granted SSH.COM patent number US10764263, which covers the role-based generation and provisioning of short-lived ephemeral certificates for passwordless access to critical systems, applications, and data. Further patent applications for the invention are pending in the EU and other relevant jurisdictions.

The ephemeral certificate-based access paradigm used in PrivX removes the need for permanent privileged credentials or passwords altogether, helping customers implement a zero standing privileges (ZSP) strategy through a just-in-time (JIT) model.

PrivX authenticates users just-in-time based on their roles and entitlements and by using certificates that automatically expire after the authentication is complete. The patented innovation does not leave any standing credentials or passwords behind, and the users never handle or see any secrets. This mitigates the

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Control Bionics Launches World-Class Multi-Modal Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) Device for Those with Speech and Motor Disorders

MILFORD, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Control Bionics announces the newest addition to its Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device line, the GridPad Trilogy™ communication solution. The new neuro-based voice output communication aid is intended to help people living with a range of conditions, including ALS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Cerebral Palsy and Spinal Cord Injury, find their voice. 

Offering touch control, eye control, and NeuroNode™ 3.0 control within the same system, the GridPad Trilogy is a unique 3-in-1 AAC device that progresses and grows with clients and their abilities. It allows for faster communication, at rates up to 133 percent that of other systems. And, because it offers multiple access methods within the same system, the traditional insurance barriers (limits on access methods and features) are alleviated,

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