Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Helios Hockey named picked for MassChallenge … and more

Application Abstract NetworkPortsmouth Family CareSpace​, a maker of a platform used by senior care providers has entered a partnership with ​PointClickCare​, a Canadian firm that is a leading cloud-based software vendor for the senior care market.

Under the partnership, Family CareSpace’s location engagement solution will be integrated with PointClickCare’s electronic health record platform and be listed on the ​PointClickCare Marketplace​, an online platform that enables customers to easily evaluate authorized third-party technology partners.

BAE Systems has been a awarded a 43.5 million contract to provide key autonomy and artificial intelligence capabilities to the Squad X Core Technologies program being developed by prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The goal of the program is to advance the effectiveness of tactical robotic air and ground vehicles and create partnerships between soldiers and marines and machines at the small-unit level. Squad X is an initiative of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.

BAE also announced that it successfully completed test fires of its APKWS laser-guided rockets from a ground-based weapon system for the first time. The system, it said allows soldiers and marines to engage targets with a greater range than small arms fire and without the need for air support.

Helios Hockey, a Portsmouth-based sports technology company, has been selected to participate in MassChallenge’s Boston 2020 accelerator program after being selected from among more than 1,100 startup applicants.

The MassChallenge accelerator supports more than 100 early-stage startups across industries and from regions around the world. Acceptance into the competitive program offers access to experts, corporate partners and evidence-backed programming. At its culmination in October, top startups have an opportunity to compete for up to $1 million in cash prizes.

Contoocook-based Prototek, a firm that specializes in rapid prototyping and production of precision sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining, has named John Cleary as operations manager for its Grafton, Wis., facility. Before joining Prototek, Cleary was division president/operations manager at Pace Industries. Earlier, he held operations manager positions with Mumford Metal Casting; LMI Manufacturing; Allcast, Inc.; and Craft Cast Co. Inc.

Comcast has launched Comcast Business At Home, a dedicated, enterprise-grade and business-paid set of connectivity solutions for business owners with a premise-based location that also have employees working from home.

Business At Home allows companies of all sizes to pay to provide their remote employees with a dedicated, independent internet connection as well as additional tools for mobility and cyber solutions while ensuring the employee’s home internet connection remains available for streaming, smart devices, video chats or other personal use.

“Businesses across industries and the country are rethinking their positions on working from home, and are searching for ways to ensure their businesses remain agile and productive, no matter where their employees are,” said Christian Nascimento, vice president of product management for Comcast Business. “Providing remote employees with dedicated, in-home, enterprise-grade connectivity that is separate from their residential network can help businesses increase productivity and flexibility.”

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