Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Axiomatic to build platform for Vermont tax agency … and more
Paappas Orion

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-1st Dist., speaks with Orion Entrance Control Founder and CEO Steve Caroselli on a recent visit to the Laconia firm, which has shifted production to manufacture products to help in the response to Covid-19. Orion, which manufactures control and security turnstiles and software, has developed the Orion Pre-Entry Temperature Reader that provides instant, no-touch temperature readings to help screen for Covid-19.

Nashua-based Waypoint Robotics and Advanced Handling Systems, a firm based Pleasanton, Calif., have formed a new systems integrator partnership under which AHS will be able to offer Waypoint’s full fleet of industrial-strength, omnidirectional autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, to customers as part of a fully integrated automated material handling solution. “We think our AMRs will be a great addition to their line of innovative offerings and look forward to a longstanding, fruitful partnership,” said Jason Walker, Waypoint’s CEO and co-founder.

Rivier University has launched new 4+1 STEM degree programs to pair computer science with cybersecurity management and mathematics. Beginning in the fall, students enrolled in Rivier’s B.S. in cybersecurity management or B.A. in mathematics can earn a master of science in computer science with one additional year of study. The launch of the new programs coincides with the opening of the university’s new 35,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Center, which will offer students laboratories, equipment, learning spaces, and technology to foster active learning and expanded student and faculty research.

Axiomatic LLC, a Portsmouth-based company serving government, business, and nonprofit clients, has been chosen by the Vermont Department of Taxes to develop a new statewide platform for managing property tax administration, equalization, and oversight. The new system is expected to improve awareness and outcomes of property tax processes, officials said. Axiomatic will be using software developed by Redlands, Calif.-based Esri that will enable real-time visualization of property tax data for municipal officials, the Department of Taxes, policymakers and the public. Axiomatic will also host Vermont’s statewide education property tax data in the Azure cloud, making this material accessible to the department through an online portal that can be shared across municipalities and accessed from any device with an internet connection. This is particularly important in the current remote work environment.

Connection, the Merrimack-based IT provider, has been named a 2019 HP Inc. Partner of the Year, an honor that recognizes top-performing partners for exemplary achievements in growth and innovation. Connection was named an HP U.S. Personal Systems National Solution Provider of the Year Award.

Comcast has launched the “Internet Essentials Partnership

Program” for cities, schools, and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income K-12 students to the internet at home. The company said the program offers households low-cost, broadband Internet service for $9.95/month, the option to purchase a heavily subsidized computer and multiple options for digital literacy training.

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