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Edupoint Selected by Maine DOE as Sole Provider of State Level Student Information and Reporting System

MESA, Ariz. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by the Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) to provide a State Level Student Information and Reporting System (SSIRS).

As the sole award recipient from a field of seven competitive bidders, the Synergy State solution will replace the state's existing Infinite Campus State Edition with a scalable student information database to aggregate data from all school administrative units (SAUs), using Ed-Fi to collect data on Maine's 180,000 students for state and federal reporting mandated by the state's Department of Education.

"Maine's student data represents one of the cornerstones for the Department of Education as we try to make informed decisions on improving educational results," says Maine's Education Data Manager, Brian Snow. "The Synergy product promises better control of the quality of information collected, which can then ensure better decisions."

The Synergy State solution will provide Maine with a centralized database that connects SAU local data systems with the state's student data collection process, improving overall reporting functionality and the quality and accuracy of student data. Districts that do not have local data systems to enter data may log into the Synergy State system directly and input data using any supported web browser. Student demographics, enrollment, health, assessment, CTE, and special education data will be submitted by SAUs through the securely hosted Synergy State solution, where query and reporting tools will allow the state to access, display, and analyze data in real time.

Under terms of the contract, SAUs have the option to license the Synergy Education Platform directly with the Department at pre-negotiated rates without needing to go through the bid process. The Synergy Education Platform unites distinct K-12 data management functions in one fully-integrated solution, creating system-wide data connections that help improve administrative processes and learning outcomes without the hassle or cost of third-party system integrations. Along with the industry's richest student information system feature set, Synergy includes comprehensive assessment, learning and curriculum management, analytics, online registration, role-based mobile applications, and tools to help ensure IEP compliance.

"Edupoint is pleased to provide Maine with a technologically advanced solution for their State Level Student Information and Reporting System," says Rob Wilson, Edupoint's President and Chief Innovation Officer. "It is an honor to partner with a state that values the importance of harnessing both student and instructional data to help transform the way schools and districts operate. We look forward to developing a longstanding relationship with the Maine Department of Education, and to welcoming districts throughout the state to the Synergy family."

The contract is currently awaiting final approval from the Bureau of Purchases. Maine SAUs are scheduled to begin reporting data to the state via the Synergy State solution in July 2017.

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For more than thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The Synergy Education Platform is a suite of integrated solutions that includes Synergy SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy Special Education, a comprehensive special education data management system.

More than a data management tool, Synergy is a collaborative environment that facilitates improved communication between educators, administrators, parents and students resulting in better instructional decisions at all levels.

To learn why thousands of schools across the country use the Synergy Education Platform to manage more than 3.5 million students, visit

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Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, expected to net $88K savings annually for Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local Schools

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local Schools has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to improve the district's energy efficiency performance for an expected guaranteed savings of nearly $88,000 annually.

The $883,000 project includes energy savings enhancements at the elementary, middle and high school buildings. Upgrades to existing building automation systems and advanced energy management programming will be key components to the project. Numerous lighting upgrades to both the interior and exterior of each facility will significantly reduce the electrical load district-wide. Funding is provided through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers. The project is expected to begin soon and be completed in September 2016.

"We will replace outdated, inefficient systems with state-of-the-art energy efficient technology for a significant savings to our taxpayers," said Treasurer Jeff Rowley. "We will not need to request money from our community to fund this project, and the savings will pay back project costs in less than 10 years."

"Of even greater importance, our students will benefit from better lighting and an improved, more comfortable learning environment. We will also be able to reduce the amount of tax dollars that we spend on utility bills and related maintenance costs over the long term," added Superintendent Linda Naylor.

In total, Energy Optimizers, USA will:
* Replace interior and exterior lighting with LED lights
* Upgrade the district's building automation system with advanced energy conservation technology
* Implement building envelope sealing and weatherization
* Install energy-saving features in the kitchen
* Install a 1kW educational solar array at Ripley High School.

"This project is an investment in the community and the future," said Greg Smith, Energy Optimizers, USA, president and CEO. "The district is taking greater control over its budget in relation to utility and maintenance costs, and taxpayers benefit by knowing more dollars will go where they count-into the classroom."

This project has come to the attention of the Ohio Legislature.
"It is important that we do whatever we are able to in order to help preserve our state's natural resources," said State Senator Joe Uecker. "The partnership between Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local Schools and Energy Optimizers, USA, is a great step in helping ensure that we are protecting these resources while giving back and improving the community for our future generations."

About Energy Optimizers, USA:
Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in the Top 500 of INC. Magazine's list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012).

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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New Webcast Network Invites Participation in Inspiring Events

BOSTON, Mass. -- A new Internet service co-created by Growthnet and students from Stanford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne and Tsinghua University, invites participants to witness and even join in "Transformative Moments," meaning peak events experienced by people as diverse as new mothers, scientific researchers, musicians, the deaf-blind, and famous authors.

Founders John Toomey, Amy Chang and Soni Gunawan say the idea is to hand-select from the vast number of happenings going on at any given time amongst the planet's 7.4 billion only those with the most potential to inspire the largest possible number of people.

Transformative Moments - - seeks to capture peak experiences from users around the globe, so as to inspire people everywhere and build empathy for our common Humanity.

Examples include new mothers in India being handed their newborns for the first time, an event which the site will eventually display 40 times a day. Another channel includes microbiologists in Switzerland, Japan, and Chicago collaborating remotely using Mind Mapping software; viewers see their sketches and graphs scribbled down in real time using a Share Screen feature, and witness their vibrant discussions (and even arguing) as they compare and contrast hypotheses.

There is a strict formula for deciding which experiences can be accepted as transformative moments.

They must be happening right now, involve informed participants who are willing to appear on live webcam, include either a life-changing, growth-inducing, or thought-provoking event, and must invite interaction with members of a live remote web audience,

Another channel displays children from Mozambique who are both deaf and blind, and who are learning verbal skills and mathematics through a new type of tactile sign language using hand and finger touching. Site users can share the students' small epiphanies as they learn how abstract concepts, proper names, and even smells can be described with this innovative sensory language.

Other programs include musicians from various countries collaborating via TuneShare, so that they can both jam at once, overlay tracks in real time, and even inscribe musical scores at the same time.

Actors and dancers are seen in rehearsal, with remote website viewers able to not only critique their performances, but add suggestions. Online literary salons discuss new and old books.

One channel includes artisans from the developing world creating textiles, ceramics, clothing, and other native handicrafts, while they chat live with viewers on the site. In the planning stages are methods to allow site users to purchase the exact item they saw being created.

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Wells Fargo Approves Hybrid eClosings on Pavaso’s Digital Close Platform

PLANO, Texas -- Pavaso, Inc. (Pavaso), a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle (, announced that Wells Fargo has named Pavaso an approved vendor for "hybrid" eClosings. In a hybrid eClosing, select documents are printed and "wet signed," but much of the closing package is executed electronically. Effective immediately, Wells Fargo will accept loans closed on Pavaso's Digital Close(SM) platform using this hybrid process.

"I'm excited for two very big reasons," said Mark McElroy, CEO and president of Pavaso. "First, Wells Fargo's approval of hybrid eClosings conducted on Digital Close is a major milestone for digital closings in the industry. Hybrid eClosings allow quite a few documents to be handled electronically, making the closing process simpler and more secure for everyone involved. Second, the involvement of such a major retail bank validates that the industry is ready to walk an evolutionary path toward digital transformation. As early trailblazers of this path, this only makes us want to work harder to help the industry get to the next level."

The Pavaso Digital Close platform facilitates electronic communication and collaboration between the real estate agent, lender, title/settlement agent and borrower. The platform makes the closing process easier for all parties by providing a single location for the digital delivery of all disclosures, educational materials and other loan documents. Through Digital Close, lenders can execute a seamless eClosing process that provides superior transparency and borrower education.

Digitial Close also provides built-in eSign and eNotarization capabilities that allow borrowers to sign and notaries to verify and stamp documents digitally. Although Wells Fargo guidelines still require a few documents to be "wet signed," the majority of the closing package can now be executed more efficiently and securely. Pavaso's Digital Close platform accommodates paper, hybrid and fully digital closings.

"This is a long-awaited achievement for Pavaso, Wells Fargo and many in the industry who have long anticipated using Digital Close as their closing platform," said Nancy Pratt, Pavaso's vice president of partner relations and government affairs. "We intend to take this momentum and make the most of it."

About Pavaso:
Pavaso is redefining real estate for the real world by connecting everyone in the real estate lifecycle through powerfully simple innovation. For more information on how Pavaso's platform and solutions can help you meet TILA-RESPA compliance, digitally transform your organization and dramatically enhance the consumer experience, call 866.288.7051 or visit

About Wells Fargo:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune's 2015 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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EPIC adds Nick Tan as Surety Manager in San Ramon

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Tan has joined the firm as Surety Manager. Tan will be based in EPIC's San Ramon Construction Services Practice, reporting to Regional Director, Property & Casualty, Brian Quinn.

Tan will be responsible for providing surety consulting services and a wide range of bonding solutions to EPIC's Construction Industry clients in California and the West. He will work closely with other EPIC Construction Surety specialists across the country, including Sharon Rusconi, who is based in EPIC's Sacramento, Calif. office.

Prior to joining EPIC, Tan was vice president and surety manager at Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc. in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Said EPIC's Brian Quinn, "Nick will work closely and collaboratively with our Construction brokers and their service teams to deliver creative, cost effective surety solutions to our Construction Industry clients. We look forward to the significant value that his experience, knowledge and strong, positive relationships with sureties across the country will deliver to our clients."

Tan attended the University of California at Davis where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Managerial Economics.

Nick Tan can be reached at:
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants
3000 Executive Parkway, Suite 325, San Ramon, CA 94583
925-244-7706 direct
808-343-6886 cell

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. Information:

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Attorney Bernard Walsh Gathered with Manatee County Area Law Enforcement to Honor Fallen Officers

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh attended a ceremony honoring fallen officers of law enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our citizens and community safe. The event, presented by Manatee Lodge 70 Fraternal Order of Police, drew law enforcement and legal community officials from the Sarasota-Manatee County area as wells public officials from Florida's State government and our community.

Part of a larger state-wide remembrance, the 34th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Memorial was observed at locations across Florida by many law enforcement and state organizations.

Officials in attendance at the Manatee County Memorial included Ed Brodksy Esq., State Attorney of the 12th Judicial Circuit, Major John Baumann of the Florida Highway Patrol, Holmes Beach Chief of Police William Tokajer, and Colonel Rick Wells of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Bradenton Office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh had this comment about the memorial service, "As an active member of the legal sector since 1978, and as someone who began their legal career working for the State of Florida helping to prosecute serious criminal cases, I have personally seen both the dangerous and often thankless work that our law enforcement members engage in day after day, and the all to frequent tragedy that can result from protecting the citizens of Florida from dangerous criminals."

He added, "It was an honor to stand with the men and women of law enforcement that go to work every day protecting the people of Manatee and Sarasota counties and pay tribute to those that have given their lives in the line of duty."

About Attorney Bernard F. Walsh:

Bernard F. Walsh is an active volunteer on the Manatee County Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the Manatee County and Florida 100 Clubs for Law Enforcement.

A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(r) rating on Martindale-Hubbell(r), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is a Superb rated attorney with

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203
Local: 941-752-7200

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Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. Offers Gratitude to Veterans for Assuring Our Nation’s Liberty

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today extolled the virtue of all the women and men who have served our country so courageously and admirably over the years. Their efforts ensured our freedom and that of our children for decades to come. We are forever indebted to their commitment and steadfast fealty.

Memorial Day provides us with an ideal opportunity to honor and remember those who served so valiantly in war and lost their lives. While doing so, Weitz & Luxenberg, also seeks to celebrate the veterans who are living among us. We owe them our undying gratitude and abiding compassion.

"The men and women who return home after experiencing the incomprehensible realities of war are forever changed. Spiritually, emotionally and physically, the nation's veterans live with the reminders of the horrors they witnessed every day," Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. said.

"As a nation, we have a responsibility to recognize their struggles and offer whatever assistance we can to support our veterans in their day-to-day lives," Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. added.

Mesothelioma and the Aftermath of War:

The young men and women who so proudly offered to serve our country had no idea they would be facing more than just a known adversary. They might well have indomitably trained to prepare themselves for the physical and emotional challenges of war.

What they couldn't know or prepare themselves for was the silent but lethal substance they would be subjected to day in and day out for months or years at a time. That substance was asbestos, a known health hazard and carcinogen.

"Industry knew before World War II that inhaling asbestos particles was dangerous. The particles settle in your lungs and never leave," the law firm said.

"All U.S. governmental regulatory agencies involved with worker and environmental health, as well as worldwide health authorities, agree that there is no safe limit of exposure to asbestos."

"What is particularly tragic is that by the time someone experiences symptoms of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, the disease is so advanced that the damage can never be undone," Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. said.

Veterans at Greater Risk for Developing Mesothelioma:

Of all the known cases of mesothelioma since 1999, U.S. military veterans have constituted 30 percent. If you look at the population as a whole, however, veterans represent only 8 percent of the U.S. population.

The veterans who are most at risk for developing mesothelioma are those who served between World War II and the late 1990s in the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Coastguard. These branches of the military, more than any other, were subjected to the widespread use of asbestos in engine rooms, galleys, boiler rooms, gun turrets and crew quarters of ships. This is due to the fact that asbestos has long been used in ship building and repair.

Because asbestos is naturally resistant to heat, fire and corrosion, and because asbestos is considered an economical mineral to mine, manufacturers have used this substance to their advantage.

"What is so abhorrent," the law firm said, "is that our military personnel should never have been exposed so recklessly. The companies that made and sold the products containing asbestos simply chose not to warn or protect workers from the hazards."

"It's absolutely reprehensible," Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. said. "If these companies had acted responsibly, our veterans would never have developed mesothelioma."

Weitz & Luxenberg Fully Supports Our Nation's Veterans:

"Our veterans honorably served our nation, and we need to support them," Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. said. "We are fully committed to working on behalf of our veterans and all other victims of mesothelioma to see that they receive the justice they deserve."

"Mesothelioma is devastating, not only to those who are afflicted with the disease, but also to their families and loved ones. We absolutely want to support our veterans in any way we can."

Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. can be reached at online at or by phone at (800) 476-6070.

About Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.:

Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. is among the nation's leading and most readily recognized personal injury and consumer protection law firms. Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.'s numerous litigation areas include: mesothelioma, defective medicine and devices, environmental pollutants, products liability, consumer protection, accidents, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Victims of consumer fraud are invited to rely on Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.'s more than 25 years of experience handling such cases. You can contact the firm's Client Relations department at 800-476-6070 or at

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Enjoying Your Green Spaces Safely This Summer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the many things summer offers, says Project EverGreen. Whether it is hiking or camping at a state or national park, going to your community park for a picnic or simply having fun in your own backyard, enjoying green spaces is a summer ritual.

While you are enjoying the feeling of lush grass between your toes or the aromatic smell of a flowering plant, you should be mindful of several threats that can loom in green spaces including mosquitoes, stinging insects, and fleas and ticks.

"When used as directed, insect control products and fertilizers work to keep your lawn and landscape healthy and strong," says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. "A healthy yard can more effectively reduce quantities or populations of mosquitoes, ticks and stinging insects."


There has been significant media coverage this spring regarding the Zika virus. While there have been no confirmed transmissions of the disease in the United States, it does bring to the forefront the threat of mosquito-borne diseases including West Nile virus, chikungunya and dengue fever.

How do you protect your and your family from mosquitoes this summer? Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following tips to avoid mosquito bites:
* Use insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin or IR3535. Some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provides long-lasting protection.
* If you use both sunscreen and insect repellent, apply the sunscreen first and then the repellent.
* Do not spray insect repellent on the skin under your clothing; treat clothing with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated clothing.
* When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
* Take extra care during peak mosquito biting hours and use repellent and protective clothing from dusk to dawn or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.
* Help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by emptying standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths on a regular basis.
Stinging Insects:

While some stinging insects are beneficial to our environment, others pose a threat to people as they are enjoying the great outdoors. According to research from the National Pest Management Association, stinging insects send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year due to allergic reactions.

Stinging insects call a variety of locations in and around a structure home. They can live in trees, bushes, the ground, attics, crawlspaces, gutters, building overhangs, and decks.

* Remove food and water sources from your yard; trim bushes and trees where stinging insects like to nest.
* Inspect the exterior of your home or office, looking closely at the eaves, and seal cracks and crevices to keep stinging insects out.
* Properly seal all garbage cans - stinging insects are attracted to the sugars and residues in leftover food.
* Keep food covered when you are putting out your summer spread.
* When gardening, wear neutral earth tones, nothing bright or floral, and avoid wearing scented creams or perfume.
* At that backyard cookout, keep an eye on your drink. Stinging insects are attracted to sugary contents soft drinks and beer, and drinking a mouthful of bee or wasp is not pleasant.
If you come across a nest, proceed with caution and do not attempt to remove the nest yourself. Stinging insects are not to be taken lightly and can be very aggressive, the Africanized honey bee in particular, when disturbed. Call your local pest management professional to safely remove the nest.

Fleas & Ticks:

With the return of warm weather, everyone wants to spend more time outdoors-including household pets such as dogs and cats. Like people, pets are also at risk for the serious health complications that can arise from tick and flea bites.

Good landscape management practices by homeowners including clearing leaf litter, keeping grass cut or creating woodchip/stone barriers between lawns and adjacent woodlands that are inhabited by wildlife will be helpful in keeping ticks in check.

Fleas can become a problem and huge nuisance when humans or pets bring them inside the home since once inside, they can easily reproduce in bedding, carpets or furniture. Here are several tips to protect your pets and family from ticks and fleas this summer:

* Check pets frequently for ticks and fleas - be aware of excessive scratching and licking.
* Avoid walking dogs in tall grass, where fleas and ticks often hide.
* Bathe pets after walks or playtime with other animals.
* Frequently wash pet bedding, collars and plush toys.
* Wash bed linens and vacuum carpets, floors and furniture frequently.
* For on-animal prevention and treatment options, please consult with your veterinarian. We love cats and dogs, but we don't treat them.

About Project EverGreen:

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Project EverGreen ( is a national non-profit organization committed to promoting the positive effects managed green spaces, including lawns and landscapes, athletic and recreational turf, and trees and parks have on the physical, mental and economic well-being of communities across the United States. Project EverGreen's initiatives include GreenCare for Troops,(TM) SnowCare for Troops(TM) and "Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids."(TM)

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Remo MORE new update empowers parents to control kids over-usage of smart devices

BANGALORE, India -- Remo Software today announced a new feature called "Controlled Access Mode" for Remo MORE. This new feature offers one of the most requested updates which adds new capability that allows to block apps and internet usage.

This could be of great help to parents who are worried about their kid's over usage of devices and internet. Remo MORE Controlled Access Mode allows parents to block installed apps, games and internet on kid's devices indefinitely; also it can be configured to allow usage only during specified time, turning the device useless rather than a distraction at other times.

Omer Faiyaz, CEO of Remo Software says, "While more families are signing up for Remo MORE, they are also bringing in valuable feedback and we are always listening. This new feature is like a switch which will turn the device mode from smart to useless."

Key Features of Controlled Access Mode includes:
- In Android devices, only phone dialer will be accessible. It will restrict access to installed apps including internet browsers.
- In iPhone, all third party apps will be blocked. Only apps supported by Apple can be accessed (including Facetime & messages). Browsing apps including Safari will be blocked.
- In Windows PC, Microsoft default apps (Notepad, MS Office etc.) will be accessible, however Skype, Microsoft messenger and other third party apps along with internet browsing will remain disabled.
- In Mac, internet browsing & third party apps will be disabled. Default Apple apps remain accessible excluding Facetime & messaging apps.
- Controlled Access Mode can be enabled indefinitely or scheduled to work on pre-set timings for each day.

Remo MORE is Available on:
Android, iOS, Windows PC, Mac.

Pricing & Availability:
Remo MORE is available on Remo's official website and is free for 2 devices.

About Remo Software:
Remo Software is a consumer software company - focused on making technology easier for non-tech users. The company offers a wide range of consumer software that interoperate on various platforms to enable users to recover, manage and optimize their data efficiently. Learn more about Remo software's entire line-up of products at Remo Software official website.

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Taxometry Joins Electronic Transactions Association

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- Taxometry announced it has joined the Electronic Transactions Association. Taxometry has developed a state-of-the-art software system that calculates and deducts sales tax automatically for online purchases, and remits the tax to the appropriate state on behalf of retailers.

The Electronic Transactions Association is the leading trade association for the payments industry, representing 500 companies worldwide that offer electronic transaction processing products and services.

"The association facilitates the open discussion for those companies in the electronic payments industry," said John Gibson, CEO of Taxometry. "ETA gives us an opportunity to educate the payment processors on the path legislation is taking and its impact to the future of remote taxation."

ETA's membership spans the breadth of the payments industry to include independent sales organizations, payments networks, financial institutions, transaction processors, mobile payments products and services, payments technologies, and equipment suppliers. ETA member companies touch, enrich and improve the lives of every consumer while making the global flow of commerce possible.

"We look forward to working in collaboration with ETA's membership to create solutions that serve this industry better," said Gibson.

About Taxometry:
Founded in 2013, Taxometry has developed a state-of-the-art software system that calculates and deducts sales tax automatically for online purchases, and remits the tax to the appropriate state on behalf of retailers. Taxometry's software-based solution integrates into a retailer's shopping cart, payment portal or point-of-sale system. It is designed to navigate the complexities of multi-jurisdictional sales tax compliance issues, including calculation, remittance, reporting, data storage, audit relief and liability mitigation.

Taxometry was certified by the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB) making it part of an elite group of companies contracted to provide its Certified Service Provider (CSP) solution in the SSTGB's 24 member states. Taxometry offers retailers ease and peace of mind knowing they are immune from audit liability for the sales processed online. Merchants will also benefit from Taxometry through the elimination of late fees and fines, and a reduction in accounting costs and clerical overhead.

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