The largest Latin American producer of enterprise software, Totvs, agreed to sell its hardware business Bematech as part of a plan to dispose of non-core assets.The company, which was purchased in 2015 for about 550 million reais ($137 million) was sold to Elgin for a meagre 25 million reais ($6.2 million), making it one of the worse deals ever seen in the Brazilian IT sector.Four years ago, Totvs had planned to be able to sell its software offerings to more than half the restaurants, retailers and hotels in the country that use Bematech's point of sale printers. However, things didn't work out so well: See it now Tiertime Up Mini 2 at Amazon Monoprice Maker Select v2 at Amazon LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Printer at Amazon Dremel Digilab 3D20 3D Printer at Amazon "We have a long history of successful M&As, with a lot of value created over the years, but clearly we did not get it right in 100% of the occasions - and the purchase of Bematech hardware was one such case," the … [Read more...] about Brazilian ERP firm Totvs sells hardware business to Elgin
As Apple prepares for what is the biggest and most important unveiling of the year. But as usual, fans and pundits what Apple to update and refresh anything and everything in one go. But that's not going to happen. Must read: Apple products you should not buy (September 2018 edition) I'm coming across "claims" that Apple will use the September 12 event to unveil the following:Three new iPhones New Apple Watch New iPad Pro tablets with Face ID New MacBook and Mac mini That's a lot of stuff to unveil during an event, even if it drags out to the three-hour mark. Three new iPhones mirrors last year's launch, where the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus was joined by the iPhone X. This time around we are expecting a 6.1-inch LCD "budget" model priced around $800, a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone with a $950 price tag, and a 6.5-inch OLED " iPhone XS Max" with an expected price tag almost as big as the name of $1,100. How to escape from Apple's iPhone ecosystem... SEE FULL GALLERY 1 - 5 of 12 … [Read more...] about What new hardware will Apple unveil next week?
Facebook on Tuesday announced a new hardware manufacturer certification program for Express Wi-Fi, one of Facebook's multiple connectivity initiatives.The first wi-fi vendors to join the program include Arista, Cambium Networks, and Ruckus Networks. By certifying access point hardware, Facebook is aiming to improve the service quality provided by Express Wi-Fi, and to make it easier for operators to set up and manage hot spots. Express Wi-Fi was launched in 2015 as a way to enable local ISPs, mobile network operators and entrepreneurs to bring fast and affordable internet access to under-served areas. In places with Express Wi-Fi hotspots, consumers typically sign up with a participating small business and purchase a prepaid data pack. The program is currently operating with 10 partners in five countries: India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. The new certification program should address a couple specific challenges the Express Wi-Fi program has faced, Facebook explained … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Express Wi-fi program now includes certified hardware makers
Wisconsin-based FLIR Systems, a sensor company that makes thermal imaging products for a variety of applications, has made a large strategic investment in CVEDIA, a Singapore-based machine learning and AI startup. Unless you're sensor geek, that may seem like niche news. But the move is indicative of a new reality in an increasingly competitive sensor market and amid a proliferation of AI and machine learning technologies: Great hardware on its own is no longer enough for smaller companies, but even startups can thrive against major players if they pick a lane and package their hardware with smart AI engines.FLIR makes thermal imaging sensors for enterprise applications, such as field inspection and firefighting. Its sensors come in a variety of packages, including tablets and as smartphone add-ons. More recently, the company has been making the pitch that autonomous vehicles that run on LiDAR and visible spectrum cameras have blind spots that thermal cameras can mitigate. That … [Read more...] about How startups and small hardware companies can take on big players like Intel in the booming sensor market
If you’re seeking to begin a business to provide your DJ services to the world. You may be wondering what type of equipment you will need to succeed. There are many things that you will be expected to provide when it comes to your DJ services. A few of which you may not even have thought. We’re here to help and to let you know the seven best DJ tech tools to get your business started. Whether you’re providing the ambiance for a reception or getting a festival crowd moving with all the latest hits. The products listed cover a wide range of necessities for a variety of DJ styles. Quick Navigation How We Choose Our Ratings on DJ Tech ToolsThe 7 Best DJ Tech Tools Comparison TableHere's Our Full Review Of The Best DJ Tech Tools For 2018Microphone - Shure SM58Loudspeakers - Electro-Voice ZLX-12PLive Mixer - Behringer Pro Mixer NOX101Turntable - Numark Mixtrack 3Software - Ableton 9Sequencing Controller - Akai Professional APC40 MKIIHeadphones - Sony MDR … [Read more...] about 7 Best DJ Tech Tools To Get Your DJ Business Started