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Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Rock Hill Police Department will be First Agencies to Deploy Axon’s Signal Sidearm Technology


Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) in South Carolina is the first to commit to a full deployment of Signal Sidearm with an intent to roll out 300 units by Q4 2017. The order is part of a three-phase rollout for RCSD that began with body-worn cameras and Axon Fleet in-car camera technology. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, MI intends to deploy 197 units while Rock Hill Police Department, SC will roll out a minimum of 50 units by the year’s end. Axon Signal Sidearm attaches to most sidearm holsters and wirelessly alerts nearby Axon cameras to begin recording when officers draw their weapons. “Signal Sidearm directly supports our department’s mission of community engagement through transparency and officer safety,” says Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. “Our agency has already deployed Axon body cameras and is pursuing Axon Fleet cameras in patrol cars. Signal Sidearm is yet another technology that will ensure interactions with the community are documented...

Lighthouse Bank Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings, Net Income Up 88 Percent Year-Over-Year


These results represent the Bank’s 33rd successive quarter of profitable operations. Highlights for the third quarter results include: Loans increased by $26 million, or 16% year over year; and deposits increased $42.6 million, or 24%, compared to the quarter-ended September 30, 2016. In addition to increased loan yields, year-over-year profitability has benefitted by a short-term reduction in the Bank’s effective tax rate.          For the quarter-ended September 30, 2017, total shareholders’ equity increased by $1.4 million to $34 million. Year-over-year, shareholders’ equity increased $4.5 million, or 15%. In August, 2017 the Bank paid a $0.09 per share quarterly cash dividend to shareholders, which followed four previous consecutive quarterly cash dividends of $0.08 per share. Since January 2015, the Bank has paid $2,560,314 in cash dividends to shareholders. During the quarter the Bank continued with its expansion plans in Silicon Valley, celebrating...

Drill Pipe Market : Emerging Demand & Technology Advancement by 2025


San Francisco, CA — 10/18/2017 — Global Drill Pipe Market: Snapshot Drill pipes are hollow pipes, usually made of aluminum alloys or steel and are a core component in the drilling process. The hollow drill pipes enable for the transfer of drilling fluids downwards towards the drill point or back upwards through the annulus. Although a standard length for drill pipes is up to 32 feet, there are longer pipes that could stretch till 45 feet and are used in special circumstances. Most stems in drilling systems need to be created in a way that allows for efficient drilling torque transfer that can be sent downward, over many miles and through the Earth’s crust. In order to do this, the pipes need to be able to withstand the massive pressure exerted by the ground towards the outer walls of the pipe, as well as the pressure exerted by the fluids from within. This involve the use of tempered steel tubes that can be expensive...

Sonus Networks Announces Preliminary Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results


WESTFORD, Mass., Oct. 13, 2017 () — Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced preliminary results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Financial Highlights – Sonus-only  The following table summarizes select Sonus consolidated third quarter preliminary financial results compared to the third quarter guidance provided on August 3, 2017: Three months ended September 30, 2017 Preliminary Results Previously Provided Guidance Total revenue $74.5 million $70 million to $72 million GAAP...

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Market to Exhibit a Healthy Growth of 6.7% CAGR Between 2016-2024


New York, NY — 10/06/2017 — Stringent government regulations to equip TPMS in passenger vehicles, growing adoption of automotive safety systems and rising focus on improving fuel economy and reducing property damage as a result of accidents associated with low tire pressure are key factors expected to fuel demand for automotive TPMS over the forecast period (2016-2024). Direct TPMS is estimated to account for leading market revenue share of 99% by 2016 end. Global sales of direct TPMS is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2016 to 2024. This high growth is due to expected implementation of legislations related to the TPMS in countries such as China, India, Japan, and Russia. Browse Complete Report @

Hair Styling Equipment Market Report Now Available at Top Global Research Firm of 2017


Deerfield Beach, FL — 10/05/2017 — Market Overview Hair Styling Equipment Market and cloud computing is a perfect combination mainly for addressing security concerns. Constant evolution of Hair Styling Equipment and cloud computing is providing cost-effective, efficient and powerful infrastructures to support business analytics. The Hair Styling Equipment market is experiencing a massive growth owing to the remarkable increase in organizational data and spending on R&D. Global organizational spending is estimated to reach over USD 500 billion by the end of 2024. Increasing number of heterogeneous data generated from web clicks boosting the necessity to manage and monitor the data which will significantly impel the Hair Styling Equipment market...

In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Quality Control Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2023


Read the full report: According to the report the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Quality Control Market is expected to grow at a CAGR between 3.0% and 3.5% over the forecast period 2017 – 2023. The report on Global In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Quality Control Market is a comprehensive study of demand, market size, forecasts, trends and factors affecting the Global In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Quality Control Market. Moreover, the report is collective presentation of primary and secondary research findings. In addition, it provides deep insights on the factors that driving, restraining the Global In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Quality Control Market. Porter’s five forces model in the report provides insights into the competitive rivalry in the global In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Quality Control Market over the period of 2017 – 2023....

Pharmaceutical Analytical Testing Services Market Set to Surge Significantly During 2017-2025


San Francisco, CA — 09/28/2017 — Global Pharmaceutical Analytical Testing Services Market: Snapshot The global pharmaceutical analytical testing services market is poised to soar owing to the rising demand from pharmaceutical manufacturers and raw material suppliers. Delivering comprehensive pharmaceutical services in manufacturing and development have become the key concern of several companies. Numerous service providers are offering services such as pharma solutions, packaging, residual solvents, stability testing and storage, method validation, dissolution, raw material testing, leachable or extractable testing, and retrospective method validation. A major trend observed in the global pharmaceutical analytical testing services market is outsourcing. Absence of the necessary set-up for performing every test in-house is one of the key reasons for outsourcing. The best method for handling tests such as process and facility...

Navistar Showcases Complete Portfolio And Uptime Strategy At NACV 2017


“Navistar and International Truck are better than ever. We’ve made strategic investments throughout the entire company, and none are more strategic than our completely new lineup of products that are delivering industry-leading uptime,” said Michael Cancelliere, president, Truck and Parts. “Our products offer our customers efficient solutions in any class of commercial vehicle and for any application with advanced technologies that support improved driver safety, productivity, fuel efficiency and minimize total cost of ownership. We are a fundamentally different company that is moving forward and taking uptime to a whole new level.” At the heart of the company’s display, the International® Truck brand will showcase a redesigned Class 8 line-up, including its on-highway and vocational products. The newest vehicle will be announced on Monday afternoon, September 25. Uptime through DriverFirst As part of the company’s Uptime mission, International introduced...

Medical Specialty Bags Market to Reach US$9,833.9 Million by 2025 Globally: Transparency Market Research


As per estimates of a report by Transparency Market Research, the global medical specialty bags market is projected to rise at a CAGR of 5.0% between 2017 and 2025. At this pace, the market will reach a valuation of US$9,833.9 mn by the end of 2025 up from US$6,323.1 mn in 2016. View Full Report at The increasing employment of safe healthcare practices to prevent transmission of diseases and to prevent contamination of samples that are collected for investigation purposes is also having a positive bearing on medical specialty bags market. This, along with technological advancements leading to the development of medical specialty bags for a number of applications such as collection of blood, collection of urine, feeding bags, and for other medical...

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