Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Orion Entrance Control unveils new solutiosn, CoderZ wins award … and more
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The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and augmented reality company Membit, have combined to install original artwork at the D-HH’s new ambulatory surgical center at 100 Hitchcock Way at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester. Using Membit’s in-home augmented reality app Aery Viewing Room, the tangible objects of the Art of Healing installation in Manchester can be seen by anyone at D-HH’s locations throughout New Hampshire. Here, Marianne Barthel, director of D-HH’s arts program, shows off the AR version of a painting by Mary Graham using the phone app.

NEFCU, the New England Federal Credit Union, is using the Zogo app to provide free financial education for New Hampshire residents 13 and older. The app, created by Duke University student Bolun Li in January 2019, was designed to engage young adults in their financial futures. Zogo has over 300 short, bite-sized educational modules allow participants to learn at their own pace. The modules are aligned with the JumpStart Coalition’s national standards in K-12 personal finance education. Users earn points that can be redeemed for gift certificates from some popular brands like Amazon, Target, Apple, Starbucks and Adidas.

Jaden Yun, a sophomore attending Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, was awarded first place at the 2021 virtual New Hampshire Science and Engineering Expo. His winning project was “A Highly Selective and Sensitive Novel Biosensor Capable of Quantifying and Monitoring a Clotting Factor Elevated in Severe Covid-19 Cases.” Lina Huang, a junior at Phillips Exeter Academy, was awarded second place for her work entitled “Optimization of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Properties through Incorporation of Moisture-Absorbing Particles”. John Horangic, a junior attending Bishop Brady High School, Concord, took third place for his work in “Testing and Comparing the Emissions of a Small Engine Running on Ethanol Versus Gasoline”

Laconia-based Orion Entrance Control Inc., a provider of building access solutions, with Xandar Kardian as its North American partner, has released Constellation, a discreet unit that the company says utilizes state-of-the-art, close-range radar-based sensors that provide accurate, anonymous occupancy and wellness data in real-time. Orion makes Xandar Kardian’s deploy digital radar signal processing technology accessible to organizations of all sizes.

Derry-based CoderZ has won a 2021 EdTech Cool Tool Award in the “coding, computer science, engineering solution” category. CoderZ captured top honors in a field of 15 finalists. CoderZ, which was named a Cool Tool Award finalist in the 2019 EdTech Awards, features a gamified learning platform for students interested in STEM through robotics, coding and computer science while fostering college and career skills.

BAE Systems has been awarded contracts to design mechanisms for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that protect emerging wideband receivers from interference, enabling their use in contested and congested environments. DARPA awarded two contracts to BAE totaling $5 million to develop wideband adaptive filtering and signal cancellation architectures to safeguard emerging wideband receivers against both external and self-interference.

Portsmouth-based XMReality has unveiled several features for its remote guidance solution. The new Web Guide Station feature enables users seeking remote support to log in through a web browser without downloading and installing any software, the company says. It includes support for a key guiding feature, augmented reality Hands Overlay, the first such web-based solution on the market, according to XMReality.

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