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MaintenX Begins Construction on 2020 Habitat for Humanity Home

#TeamMaintenX begins work on a Habitat for Humanity home for the Ross Family in Pinellas County, Florida.

It’s very special to know that the skills we use every day at MaintenX are being put to use to create a home for a deserving family.

TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) February 11, 2020
Team members from MaintenX International donned their matching shirts and safety gear and got to work creating a home for the Ross family. On February 10, nearly a dozen members of the MaintenX Team began work on their Habitat home. Volunteers made progress onsite, working hard framing the interior walls that would support the roof and create the rooms of the house, as well as preparing trusses. Getting onsite allowed volunteers to continue the excitement that began with an official Build Kick Off last month.
MaintenX is able to sponsor the Ross’s home in West Florida through the Habitat for Humanity Pinellas and West Pasco chapter. After a successful home build in 2019, MaintenX decided to step up their commitment for their 2020 home build by becoming the subcontractor for the home. In lieu of providing labor for Habitat supervised construction teams, MaintenX wanted full control of their specialty trades and to leverage their in-house expertise. Working with the Habitat team, MaintenX was able to officially become their plumber, roofer, framer, HVAC and finish carpentry subcontractor.
“After our first team build, we knew we wanted to be even more involved in every aspect of the project,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “It’s very special to know that the skills we use every day at MaintenX are being put to use to create a home for a very special family.”
For Lashawn Ross, who has three young children, her excitement is about more than just having a house where her family will be safe. It is also an excitement about creating a home that her children are proud of.
“My kids are so excited about having their own room and space. They will be able to invite their friends over and not be ashamed,” said Ross.
With a goal to have the Ross family’s home dedication in early spring, there is still much work to be done for MaintenX. As a subcontractor, MaintenX will be managing major elements of construction like plumbing, HVAC, and roofing. MaintenX team members will also continue to provide volunteer assistance with hands-on work like framing, painting, cabinet installation, door and window installation and interior trim work.
It is a one-story ranch home that will be energy Star compliant located in the Tellor Estates Neighborhood in Pinellas Park, FL. The Home will feature four bedrooms and two bathrooms, giving each of the kids their own room!
Schaphorst noted that giving back is part of the culture at MaintenX. Whether team members are improving their community through volunteering Habitat for Humanity hours, participating in charity fun runs, collecting toys for Salvation Army Angel Tree families, or offering repairs to schools in need in Puerto Rico, MaintenX knows that supporting their community members is at the heart of their success.
To learn more about MaintenX and their commitment to their community, visit http://www.maintenx.com.
ABOUT MAINTENX INTERNATIONAL:MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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Adsys Controls, Inc. begins delivery of XSight™ 1721 – Edge computing and advanced video processing module

XSight 1721

“XSight 1721 is an enabler for systems demanding more complex video processing and analytics.”

IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) February 04, 2020
Adsys Controls, Inc. has delivered their XSight 1721 next generation video processor to its first customers. The XSight 1721 provides advanced video processing solutions for applications that require reduced Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP). In a form-factor the size of a business card, it provides a multitude of video processing features including target tracking, object detection, object classification, digital stabilization, video encoding, and video translation on up to four simultaneous video streams. The XSight 1721 enables edge computing with significant processing power for various applications including remote sensing, robotic sensing, security surveillance and other scientific applications.
Initial customers are using the XSight 1721 within Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) detection/tracking and remote sensing systems. “XSight 1721 is an enabler for systems demanding more complex video processing and analytics. The market has been pushing for a low power and size solution and the XSight 1721 meets that need,” said Brian Goldberg, CEO of Adsys Controls.
The XSight 1721 takes advantage of Adsys Controls advanced algorithms including multi-target tracking, moving target indicators, object classification, image fusion, image stabilization, and digital zoom. XSight incorporates AI and machine learning to process raw sensor data into useful information. Other features include on-screen metadata displays and multi-video viewing.
A prime feature of the XSight 1721 is the ability to process multiple (up to 4) High-Definition video streams simultaneously. With support of 3G-SDI interfaces, XSight 1721 supports up to 4K Ultra HD video. A multitude of other video interfaces for advanced cameras are also supported. Dual H.264/H.265 encoding streams support multiple compressed video channels enabling broadcast video dissemination.
Edge computing is critical to the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, unmanned vehicles, vision systems, connected autonomous cars, and other future tech. The capabilities use a combination of perception sensors like cameras, radars, and ultrasonics to provide insight to decision makers. “The struggle has been the heavy SWaP in data fusion to process these sensors, especially with multi-camera high definition (HD) systems. XSight supports such multi-camera applications requiring real-time advanced video processing, machine learning, and video dissemination.” continues Mr. Goldberg.
The XSight 1721 is a powerful value proposition for next generation systems that are being required to perform increasingly advanced missions but process real time at the edge and save on size, weight, and power.
About Adsys Controls, Inc.Adsys Controls provides advanced sensing, controls, and autonomy systems within government and commercial markets. Adsys Controls’ products include ISR payloads, sense-and-avoid systems, optical communications, laser weapons, advanced video processing, optical navigation systems, flight control systems, and dynamics simulation/test/certification systems.
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.adsyscontrols.com

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Adsys Controls, Inc. begins delivery of XSight™ 1721 – Edge computing and advanced video processing module

XSight 1721

“XSight 1721 is an enabler for systems demanding more complex video processing and analytics.”

IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) February 04, 2020
Adsys Controls, Inc. has delivered their XSight 1721 next generation video processor to its first customers. The XSight 1721 provides advanced video processing solutions for applications that require reduced Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP). In a form-factor the size of a business card, it provides a multitude of video processing features including target tracking, object detection, object classification, digital stabilization, video encoding, and video translation on up to four simultaneous video streams. The XSight 1721 enables edge computing with significant processing power for various applications including remote sensing, robotic sensing, security surveillance and other scientific applications.
Initial customers are using the XSight 1721 within Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) detection/tracking and remote sensing systems. “XSight 1721 is an enabler for systems demanding more complex video processing and analytics. The market has been pushing for a low power and size solution and the XSight 1721 meets that need,” said Brian Goldberg, CEO of Adsys Controls.
The XSight 1721 takes advantage of Adsys Controls advanced algorithms including multi-target tracking, moving target indicators, object classification, image fusion, image stabilization, and digital zoom. XSight incorporates AI and machine learning to process raw sensor data into useful information. Other features include on-screen metadata displays and multi-video viewing.
A prime feature of the XSight 1721 is the ability to process multiple (up to 4) High-Definition video streams simultaneously. With support of 3G-SDI interfaces, XSight 1721 supports up to 4K Ultra HD video. A multitude of other video interfaces for advanced cameras are also supported. Dual H.264/H.265 encoding streams support multiple compressed video channels enabling broadcast video dissemination.
Edge computing is critical to the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, unmanned vehicles, vision systems, connected autonomous cars, and other future tech. The capabilities use a combination of perception sensors like cameras, radars, and ultrasonics to provide insight to decision makers. “The struggle has been the heavy SWaP in data fusion to process these sensors, especially with multi-camera high definition (HD) systems. XSight supports such multi-camera applications requiring real-time advanced video processing, machine learning, and video dissemination.” continues Mr. Goldberg.
The XSight 1721 is a powerful value proposition for next generation systems that are being required to perform increasingly advanced missions but process real time at the edge and save on size, weight, and power.
About Adsys Controls, Inc.Adsys Controls provides advanced sensing, controls, and autonomy systems within government and commercial markets. Adsys Controls’ products include ISR payloads, sense-and-avoid systems, optical communications, laser weapons, advanced video processing, optical navigation systems, flight control systems, and dynamics simulation/test/certification systems.
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.adsyscontrols.com

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Stonewall Kitchen Begins 2020 With Its Fourth Acquisition, Acquiring the Village Candle® Brand of Fragranced Candles, Gifts and Accessories

Press Release – updated: Feb 3, 2020 01:00 EST

YORK, Maine, February 3, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Leading specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen announced today that it has completed its fourth acquisition, acquiring the Village Candle® brand of fragranced candles, gifts and accessories. Based in Wells, Maine, Village Candle is a premium quality manufacturer of expertly crafted candles sold throughout the U.S and around the world.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Village Candle to our growing family of specialty brands,” said John Stiker, Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall Kitchen. “We have long had our own small line of candles and fine home keeping products, but this allows us to really expand that offering with an incredible assortment of specialty candles made ‘just up the road’ here in Maine. Like us, Village Candle has been selling high-quality products for over 25 years to many of the same premium retailers nationwide, as well as directly to consumers online. And also like us, Village Candle specializes in both classic products – favorite scents such as Balsam Fir, Creamy Vanilla, or Pure Linen — as well as innovative, creative offerings, with unique scents such as Black Bamboo, Rain, or Eucalyptus Mint. For all those reasons, we think this combination is a terrific fit.”
Founded in 1993, Village Candle has dedicated itself to creating and sharing memorable fragrance experiences for its customers. From classic apothecary jars and votives to more contemporary pillars and bowls, and from paraffin to soy waxes, the brand has an expansive line of products made with meticulous care and craftsmanship by its team in Maine, who will continue on as part of Stonewall Kitchen.
Concluded Stiker, “Our continued commitment to award-winning, craft manufactured specialty foods and premium home goods remains as strong as ever. Combined with our other recent acquisitions, the acquisition of Village Candle puts us in an exciting, unique position to offer our customers and guests an ever wider assortment of high-quality products for their kitchen and home across dozens of categories. With our expertise in brand building, product development, and omni-channel distribution, we’re looking forward to having the team at Village Candle join us as we continue to establish a leading premium branded specialty food and home goods business.”
About Stonewall Kitchen
Stonewall Kitchen is a leading specialty food and home goods producer headquartered in York, Maine.  Founded in 1991 by partners Jonathan King and Jim Stott, the two established the Stonewall Kitchen brand by selling jams and jellies at local farmers’ markets with a flavorful line of distinctive and high-quality products. Over time, they expanded the brand to include sauces, condiments, crackers and baking mixes, always focusing on innovative product development, beautiful packaging, and exceptional guest service. Today, Stonewall Kitchen is the premier specialty food and home goods platform in North America, home to a family of premium quality brands including the flagship Stonewall Kitchen brand; the Tillen Farms brand of pickled vegetables and cocktail cherries; the Vermont Village brand of organic apple sauce and apple cider vinegars; the Village Candle brand of fragranced candles, gifts and accessories; the Napa Valley Naturals brand of olive oils, culinary oils, balsamic vinegars and wine vinegars; the Montebello brand of artisan organic pasta imported from Italy; and the Legal Sea Foods brand of restaurant-quality seafood sauces and condiments. The company boasts more than 8,500 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally; a thriving catalog and online division; a cooking school and café in both York, Maine and Costa Mesa, California; and nine retail Company Stores throughout New England. As winners of 30 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association and the recipient of the coveted Outstanding Product Line Honors three times, Stonewall Kitchen is proud to be one of the most awarded specialty food companies in the country.
For more information about Stonewall Kitchen, please visit: www.stonewallkitchen.com
About Village Candle
Founded in 1993, Village Candle® is a manufacturer and multichannel retailer of quality fragranced candles, gifts and accessories, based in Wells, Maine. Village Candle creates fragranced products using the most refined wax, the richest colors, and the finest fragranced oils available. Village Candle creates and brings high-quality home fragrance products to market with the intent to inspire through beauty, fragrance and experience. Village Candle products are sold in gift stores, grocery stores and online throughout the U.S., with a growing international presence in over 32 countries.
For more information about Village Candle, please visit: http://www.villagecandle.com.
For all press inquiries, please contact Margaux Maertens at 207.351.2713 or mmaertens@stonewallkitchen.com
Source: Stonewall Kitchen, LLC