Tech Tidbits From Around NH
Vapotherm unveils frontline worker protection kit, Shaheen seeks to boost STEM spending … and more
Sylvania Automotive, which is based in Hillsboro, has unveiled Sylvania Roadsight, its dash camera line, which the company says can improve motorists’ safety. The line includes high-resolution video, an extra-wide field of view, lane departure as well as front collision warning systems.
“Any car on the road today, regardless of its make or model, can benefit from the safety and security features available across the new Sylvania Roadsight dash camera line. These innovative solutions are easy to install and affordable enough to fit any budget,” said Henning Bohnhorst of Sylvania.
Vapotherm Inc.a medical technology company in Exeter, a global medical technology that develops treatments fir patients ages suffering from respiratory distress, has unveiled a kit aimed at helping better protect clinicians while treating patients with Covid-19.
The FELIX-1 kit creates a zone of relative negative pressure at the patient’s face, which may mitigate the risk of transmission of potentially infectious particles, Vapotherm said.
The company added that all profits from the kits will be distributed to nonprofit organizations supporting front-line clinicians fighting the pandemic. It is named for Felix Khusid, an influential respiratory therapist leader working in New York City who shared his previously implemented design with Vapotherm during the first wave of Covid.
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has announced the Emergency Support for STEM Act that would provide $200 million for hands-on STEM learning opportunities, including via remote learning, after-school activities and innovative learning opportunities such as robotics competitions. “Strong STEM education programs are critical for preparing American students to compete in a global workforce and to uphold the United States’ reputation as a world leader in innovation,” Shaheen said, adding that the legislation “will provide the urgently needed funding that schools and programs need to adapt to the obstacles posed by COVID-19 so we can increase opportunities for students across the country to access STEM education.”
Amherst-based Interware Development, a provider of software designed for local government entities, has appointed Chris Ialuna as its new director of operations. Ialuna has worked for the last 10 years as administrator of the Registration Bureau of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles.
Claremont-based IT firm Red River has been named to the 2020 Fast Growth 150 List by CRN, which annually recognizes the fastest-growing technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants across North America.