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Universal Electronics, Inc., invests in new manufacturing equipment

WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Universal Electronics, Inc., (UEI) has invested in new capital equipment to improve PCBA manufacturing processes and increase capacity. These new investments will allow UEI to continue meeting the unique needs of their clients in industries including medical, industrial, consumer, and security. Most notably, UEI has recognized the industry-leading accuracy and reliability of the ASM ProcessLens a precise and flexible 5D inline Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) system.

"SPI gives Universal Electronics the capability to identify solder joint defects at an early stage and solve the issue before it becomes a problem downstream," said Rick Jensen, owner and president of UEI. "This allows our company to provide a higher quality end product for our customers and meet their exacting product requirements."

Through this capital, UEI is quickly adjusting to meet an increased demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic while also looking forward towards advances in electronics manufacturing technology. These investments are just UEI's latest in a long-term investment roadmap to continue meeting critical time-to-market demands. The company celebrated their 40th year in electronics contract manufacturing this past January by investing in additional manufacturing capabilities.

"With the ASM Process Lens we will eliminate solder printing defects before they occur. In addition, we will be enjoying a permanent and proactive optimization of the printing process, as well as better yields, and a more stable, productive SMT line with less operator interventions," said Steve Highley, facilities and engineering manager at UEI.

These recent capital investments also include Branson's Integrated Ultrasonic Plastic Welder 2000 IW+, a self-contained ultrasonic plastics assembly system, and Epilog's Fibermark S2, a laser with flying-optic design and high-quality engraving results.

About Universal Electronics, Inc.:

Founded in 1980, UEI has two certified facilities in the upper Midwest. The Whitewater, WI and East Troy, WI facilities are ISO9001:2015, ISO13485:2016, FDA, and ITAR registered. With 40 years of manufacturing excellence, UEI offers flexible engagement models and fast, cost-effective time to market strategies. Additional information about UEI and NPI-Plus and their services may be found at and

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MAGLITE makes the future bright in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- MAGLITE(R), the world-famous flashlight brand, is proud to partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) with a new line of logoed products. Sales of the product will help to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

"We are honored to play a small part in the incredible work that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is doing to help push the overall childhood cancer survival rate. We hope our customers will support us as we do our part to bring awareness to such a worthy cause," said Anthony Maglica, Founder, Owner and President of Mag Instrument Inc.

Ten percent of proceeds from the sales of these specially marked MAGLITE(R) flashlights will benefit St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. These featured products can be found here -

Mag Instrument, Inc., manufacturer of the MAGLITE(R) flashlight is proud to be a U.S.A. manufacturer. Each flashlight is a result of an obsession with fine engineering, craftsmanship and a commitment to perfection. Founder, owner and President Anthony Maglica has guided his company's growth from a one-man machine shop in 1955 to an enterprise that has proudly employed thousands of American workers since it produced its first flashlight in 1979.

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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children(R) It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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VDC Display Systems Selected for MMD Program

COCOA, Fla. -- Video Display Corporation (OTC:VIDE) is pleased to announce that its VDC Display Systems subsidiary has been awarded a significant contract by a major US defense contractor for the delivery of its next generation Multi Mission Display (MMD) rugged display line.

The VDCDS 42-inch MMD Systems provides a state-of-the-art command and control and situational awareness display capability in a fully ruggedized package. The MMD System is designed for foundation mounting in Aegis class ships.

Each MMD System connects directly to the DiVDS video system, which provides a composite of 4 High Definition (HD) signals, and displays a single seamless image across a rigid Screen Panel system. In order to create this single seamless image, the system utilizes a pair of Power of Ethernet (PoE) feedback Calibration Sensors and specialized software to calibrate the imaging system. Finally, the MMD System provides a power interface module with conditioning and overload protection.

The VDCDS Multi-Mission Display (MMD) Driver Package (MMD-DP) is a software mechanism for graphics rendering that supports in situ image processing operations such as, but not limited to, geometry correction, image stitching and edge blending between multiple projectors. The MMD-DP presents a single desktop to the Operating System (OS) which contains the entire pixel space of the combined Projectors. The MMD System's available resolution is the composite pixel space of all attached Projectors less those pixels used for image processing.

About Video Display Corporation

Video Display Corporation designs, develops and manufactures unique solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial uses with emphasis on training and simulation applications. Its product offerings include rugged CRT and AMLCD displays as well as complete projection and direct-view display systems. For more information, visit the Company's web site at

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In addition, from time to time, Video Display Corporation or its representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements, orally or in writing. Such forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases or oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer of the Company. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety of factors and conditions.

Ronald D. Ordway
Chairman and CEO
Video Display Corporation


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IMPRES Selected for GSA’s Government-wide Single Award Dell Rugged Products BPA

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. -- IMPRES Technology Solutions, Inc., a leading IT solutions provider for the US Federal Government, today announced an estimated $67 million award to provide standardized, pre-configured rugged laptop devices to federal customers via the General Services Administration AdvantageSelect(TM) program.

This Government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contains a base period of performance of one year, with (two) one-year options available to be exercised at the Government's discretion. IMPRES was selected through a competitive small business set-aside as the single BPA awardee for Dell products under GSA's Best in Class (BIC) IT Hardware Award Schedules.

This award underscores IMPRES' continued commitment to the Office of Management & Budget's (OMB) mandate to streamline and enhance the acquisition lifecycle by reducing the need for multiple, concurrent procurements of similar nature and increase utilization of BIC solutions.

IMPRES, in partnership with Dell EMC, will provide ordering agencies with Ruggedized laptop devices to aid with mission-critical work activities involving field-related operations.

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ViewTech Borescopes 2nd Quarter Sales Begin with New VJ-3 Video Borescope Clients

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- With some industries being allowed to return to near-normal operations, ViewTech Borescopes started their second quarter of sales with the VJ-3 video borescope being utilized for a variety of remote visual inspections throughout North America. ViewTech highlights the addition of two of their newest clients who added a ViewTech borescope to their inspection tool kit: IMCA Jamaica Limited and St. Louis Testing Laboratories.

IMCA Jamaica Limited, a distributor of Caterpillar and John Deere equipment, required a borescope for combustion area inspections inside reciprocating gas engines. ViewTech Borescopes advised their VJ-3 6.0-millimeter x 1.5 meter would be able to fill their heavy equipment inspection needs. With their new ViewTech video borescope arriving onsite quickly, IMCA's Service Manager, Ricky Brooks, stated the VJ-3 video borescope "works extremely well" and they had already put it to use on 6 engines.

When St. Louis Testing Laboratories competitive brand of video borescope required an expensive repair, they sought a new borescope for weld inspections. As an independent commercial testing laboratory, St. Louis Testing Laboratories specializes in a variety of nondestructive testing (NDT), including chemical, environmental, mechanical, coating and electronics. Their NDT Department Coordinator, Daren Larose, made the decision to switch to a ViewTech VJ-3 Dual Camera video borescope. ViewTech's newest video borescope, the Dual Camera, was suggested as a solution to improve their current inspection process. With not only a forward-facing camera, but also a 90-degree side view camera, inspection times are reduced with the VJ-3 Dual Camera.

In addition to beginning their second quarter of borescope sales, ViewTech Borescopes now offers many VJ-3 video borescope tips and helpful hints in the form of short videos online. Topics range from ViewTech borescope models for sale to cleaning your video borescope to accessories included with your VJ-3 video borescope purchase. Videos can be viewed on ViewTech Borescopes website or on their YouTube channel at

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a nondestructive testing instrument used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

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CareSight Addresses the Need for Reliable And Secure Vocera Voice Communications During The COVID-19 Crisis

WESTPORT, Conn. -- CareSight is excited to offer two custom headsets, suitable for use with all B2000, B3000, and B3000N Vocera voice badges, that easily allow healthcare personnel to combine hands-free and private conversations with Vocera.

We developed our unique line of Vocera-friendly headsets with a deep understanding of our hospital customers' high-noise environments and privacy-sensitive situations. Comfortable, ergonomic, and featuring the perfect cord length, these affordable solutions ensure clear, private communications-even in the noisiest environments. CareSight's 13-inch cord single earbud headsets and 20-inch cord over-the-ear C-ring headsets come with a 30-day warranty and are compatible with other 2.5mm voice devices.

"Vocera voice is an essential part of Northern Westchester Hospital's focus on exceptional patient experience. Reducing noise and ensuring privacy is at the core of all of our communication initiatives. Headsets have been part of our Vocera strategy for many years. We worked with the CareSight team to develop a solution that staff can wear comfortably for an entire shift and that delivered a high-fidelity voice experience," says George Weldon, Administrative Director, Ambulatory Surgery, POS--Operating Room at Northern Westchester Hospital.

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CareSight's team has deployed and supported Vocera voice since 2003 and has provided custom Vocera-specific headset solutions to customers since 2009-including whole hospital mandatory headset initiatives. The CareSight analytics platform is often deployed as part of comprehensive noise reduction initiatives. Headsets provide our customers with another tool to abate noise and reinforce a quieter hospital environment.

First deployed in 2012 as part of T2 Technical Services' work supporting clinical communications deployments, CareSight became its own dedicated company in 2016. CareSight integrates and unifies data from patient management data systems, nurse call systems, patient monitoring, and real-time location devices to provide visibility and insight into patient care operations. By combining an experienced team with a comprehensive, multi-source view of the alarm activity in hospital environments, CareSight enables hospitals to confidently execute data-driven improvements.

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Vocera(R) is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc., registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. CareSight, LLC is an independent service provider and is not part of Vocera Communications, Inc.

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Chelsea Lighting Celebrates Over 25 Years with Expansion

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Chelsea Lighting (the "Company") is pleased to announce the launch of its dedicated Power over Ethernet Lighting and Controls specialty division to provide leading technology solutions to the real estate, design and construction community.

After completing several of the most high-profile Power over Ethernet (PoE) projects in the country, the Company is expanding its capabilities as "smart building" initiatives and energy code requirements continue to drive technology changes to the lighting and lighting controls industry. With expertise in lighting controls, PoE lighting and project management, Catherine Lomanto has been promoted to manage the Power over Ethernet Lighting and Controls Division, under the leadership of industry veteran, Glenn Buchholz.

"We are excited to be at the forefront of PoE technology which has only just started to change the way lighting and lighting controls can be used to collect data and create efficiencies that benefit both building owners and tenants," stated Tom Ike, Chelsea Lighting's President.

"Since our Lighting Controls Division has seen incredible growth over the last 7 years with lighting control systems now in every office building, the next logical step has been to connect these devices in ways that allow for businesses to further maximize energy savings, optimize space and improve employee well-being and productivity. Our new dedicated PoE division will help guide our clients in understanding and implementing this technology," stated Mr. Ike.

About Power over Ethernet (PoE)

PoE lighting, driven by LED technology and a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), refers to the intersection of lighting and technology through the use of low-voltage data cabling and network switches to power light fixtures and transmit data between the light fixtures, sensors and the control system software.

About Chelsea Lighting

Since 1994, Chelsea Lighting has been serving the New York City area real estate, design and construction communities, in addition to other major markets around the country. Chelsea Lighting is the largest independent lighting & controls distributor and value-added supplier in New York City with a commitment to provide best-in-class service.

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Fighting COVID-19 with Smart Elevators that Automatically Disinfect when Empty

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Ashla Systems announced today the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has industries searching for answers on what technology can help in the fight against contamination. Many groups are starting to focus on a system that has been tried and tested for over 70 years; UV-C light which has been proven to kill the virus after just 10 minutes of contact.

UV-C lights harness the power of the sun and disinfect by disrupting the molecular bonds that hold together microbial genetic material or proteins. Ultra Violet light has been used extensively for more than 40 years in disinfecting drinking water, waste water and hospitals against hundreds of bacteria and viruses including COVID-19 related viruses - SARS-COV-1 and MERS-COV.

Companies are emerging around the globe developing new technologies using UV-C lights to help kill the virus. There have already been huge breakthroughs including UV-C robots that can disinfect rooms and airplanes in short periods and tunnels that buses can drive through to be contaminant free.

Ashla Systems Is focusing on one of the most crucial points in all buildings, elevators. In the US each year elevators make 18 billion passenger trips and each elevator carries an average of 20,000 passengers per year. Elevators carry 40 times more bacteria than public toilet seats according to a study by the University of Arizona​. ​ This alarming fact is pushing building owners and hotels across the world to develop safe and secure methods for keeping elevators clean.

According to scientists, after someone sneezes, coughs or speaks loudly the coronavirus could remain airborne for up to 3 hours. The virus lives on metal and plastic for up to 3 days. Elevators are so vital to movement of people in a building they can be a major weak point in a landlord's strategy to keep their buildings safe.

Ashla is leading the way with smart elevators designed to sense when they are empty of passengers and use the full power of installed UV-C lights to completely kill viruses and bacteria like coronavirus, influenza and 100s of others in the air and all surfaces.

"Ashla is racing to fulfill tremendous demand for this product in elevators. Landlords are calling from all around the world to get us to install these systems as fast as possible in their elevators. We are working as hard as we can," according to Paul Smith from Ashla Systems.

This demand is no surprise as According to the Director of CDC Dr. Robert Redfield, "For decades, collectively, our nation's under-invested in public health... Now is the time for us to over-invest in public health. This virus is going to be with us."

A recent study conducted by Ohio State University suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, requiring extra cleaning to be done on a daily basis, especially to fight the spread of coronavirus disease. Only 50% of surfaces cleaned are properly disinfected.

Mr. Smith goes on to say, "Many companies are pushing their cleaning crews to the max, and labor can only produce so much. Landlords are asking their staff to clean elevators every 15 minutes. It's just not a realistic strategy. Cleaning products and spraying in the air can cause harm to humans in enclosed environments such as elevators and are not good for long term use."

About: Ashla Systems designs, installs and helps maintain UV-C light systems in elevators. The light system is installed inside the elevators and activated when the infrared system detects no human presence inside. Sweeping the area with penetrating UV rays and killing all virus and bacteria inside both airborne and on surfaces. The system needs to only run for 10-15 min intervals.

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iQ International AG Adds Industry Leaders to Its Advisory Board

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- iQ International AG (ISIN CH0451424300/WKN A2PAA5/Symbol IQL), a multinational Sustainable Technologies company publicly traded on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with its global head office in Zug, Switzerland and North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, is adding three industry leaders to its Advisory Board to assist the Company in its expansion plans.

Dennis Brown: Dennis retired from Interstate Battery, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer from 2004 - 2015. His 40 years of industry experience also included various leadership positions with Johnson Controls International (JCI) Power Solutions, which is now Clarios, a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners.

Ray Brown: Ray has spent the past 35 years with a specific focus on the energy storage industry. He retired from JCI in 2010, where he served 30 years in various global leadership roles in the Power Solutions division build-up. Since then, he has served on multiple Boards of Directors, including Amara Raja Batteries Ltd. in India.

Allen Martin: Allen is an energy storage industry veteran of 12 years. He left JCI in 2013 after serving 30 years in multiple leadership positions, most recently as Vice President/General Manager, Global Aftermarket, Power Solutions division. Allen is currently an independent distributor and franchisee with Interstate Battery.

"It is an honor to work with these distinguished individuals who truly built this industry and its leading companies," said Kevin T. Loman, iQ International AG CEO. "iQ's executive management team and I are fortunate to have access to the wisdom and experience these gentlemen bring to the company as we grow to meet an ever-increasing industry demand."

As previously announced, iQ International AG is expanding its operations and integrating its technologies into existing manufacturing operations to secure capacity to meet the growing demand it is facing for batteries with its 360 Mixing(TM) technology. These three new members will join the Industry Advisory Board's chairman, Michael Tapp, who also serves as a member of the Company's Board of Directors, and they will be an integral part of iQ's integration process execution and oversight.

A growing market for SLI technology

Demand for higher performance SLI batteries continues to accelerate. To comply with increasing environmental regulations mandating CO2 emission reductions, OEMs are utilizing start-stop, passive boost, and regenerative breaking technologies. In addition, consumer demand for cutting-edge infotainment/comfort features and improved passenger safety requirements have led car manufacturers to install ever increasing numbers of electrical components in automobiles, significantly increasing the electrical load on auto batteries. iQ's 360° Mixing(TM) batteries are replacing major known national brands, and iQ and its distributors have won significant tenders in the UAE and U.S. with government and private fleets. iQ's technologies are seamlessly integrated into the existing production processes and offer one of the most cost-effective ways to meet these increasing battery performance requirements.

"We are so excited about the growth opportunities for this market and to be able to do it in a way that will have a positive impact on the environment," said Roland Koch, member of iQ International's Board of Directors. "Our goal is to increase our market share and help reduce the CO2 load that the transportation industry adds to the environment each year, helping car makers meet the stringent emissions reduction mandates."

It is estimated that by 2025, the market demand for Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flood Battery (EFB) with 360° Mixing(TM) battery types will be 150-180 million annually, nearly 30% of the total market. iQ's EFB with 360° Mixing(TM) matches or exceeds the performance of the more expensive and heavier AGM battery widely used and promoted by industry incumbents.

More information on iQ's expansion plans and leadership team is available on its website,

About iQ International AG
iQ International AG is a multinational sustainable technologies company listed on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Company licenses parts of its IP portfolio, and manufactures/distributes highly efficient lead acid batteries that meet the increased need for cycle life in today's global automotive and storage markets. Its award-winning innovative technology is used to create superior, long-lasting, OEM-approved Starting-Lighting-Ignition (SLI) batteries.

Batteries with iQ International AG technologies are designed to generate better performance in today's highly electrified vehicles, particularly vehicles with Start-Stop applications. Studies have shown that if the Company's technology was the standard in the industry approximately 15 million tons of CO2 would be saved in the transportation industry each year, helping car makers meet the stringent emissions reduction mandates.

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Aurora Circuits Offers PCBs for Ventilators at No Cost

AURORA, Ill. -- Dr. Christopher Kalmus, President of Aurora Circuits, announced early today that Aurora Circuits will produce printed circuit boards for ventilator manufacturers at no cost. To speed the manufacture of ventilators, organizations are invited to contact Aurora Circuits to start the process of acquiring circuit boards for the cost of shipping only.

Dr. Kalmus commented, "We are in this fight together, and it is our duty as an American manufacturer to contribute to this effort battling this terrible disease." He has been associated with the printed circuit board industry for over 60 years and believes that this challenge needs to be met with "American ingenuity, spirit, and patriotism."

Dr. Kalmus went on to say, "We are willing and eager to join the front lines with our valued medical partners, and what better way than providing them with critical components as quickly and cost effectively as possible! The slowdown in the automotive industry, which is our primary customer base, has opened up capacity at our facility, and I have made it a priority to use this as an opportunity to put American innovation and resources to work."

About Aurora Circuits

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