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Feldspar to Build World’s First Sensor-Enabled Running Track To Boost Athlete Performance And Transform Live Sports Experiences

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For the first time, integrated sensing technologies will capture athletes’ footsteps directly on the track, transforming performance analysis through real-time data.Through patent-pending technologies, the performance running track will enable athletes to achieve faster running speeds, beyond what is currently possible.Paving the way to new visually captivating experiences for live sports fans, the track is the first of its kind to offer historically hard-to-reach insights and real-time analytics.AI-driven data analytics tool to help transform coaching, allowing athletes to train and compete more effectively, identify risk areas of potential injuries.

LONDON, July 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Feldspar Limited [“Feldspar”], the UK-based technology company, today announced that it is building the world’s first sensor-enabled performance running track, poised to redefine athletic performance and live sports entertainment. This pioneering innovation represents the first major technological advancement in track and field running in nearly 60 years, laying the foundation for an unparalleled new immersive experience in live sports.

 

For the first time, Feldspar’s performance running track will incorporate advanced sensors in addition to camera-based methods to directly measure the movement of athletes through their footsteps and stride to capture data in real-time, bringing new levels of precision in analysing running performance. 

Feldspar’s next-generation modular sports flooring and tracking software solution will integrate patent-pending technologies and state-of-the-art materials into the track design, enabling a novel and unprecedented way of energy return and conversion*. This performance innovation will allow athletes to achieve a faster running speed compared to what is currently possible today and push the boundaries of human performance.

Offering complex and historically hard-to-access data, such as stride length, acceleration rate and max velocity in real-time, this technology has the potential to revolutionise the spectator experience at live sports events as well as to attract new enthusiasts who value innovative, visually captivating, and tech-driven premier sports entertainment. 

To further enhance performance, Feldspar will also integrate an AI-powered data analytics tool and sports tracking software intended to redefine professional coaching and optimise training for athletes. This includes adjusting competition strategy before, during and after races, and identifying potential areas of injuries based on granular individual data and in-depth athlete profiles. 

Alvina Chen, Founder and CEO of Feldspar said, “While we have seen a high level of innovation in running shoes, apparel, and training methods in recent years, it’s incredible that the modern synthetic running track itself has remained largely unchanged since the 1968 Summer Olympics.”  

Chen continued, “There is a huge opportunity in revolutionising this sport. By digitising the running track Feldspar is not only providing new avenues for athletes’ development and pushing the boundaries of human performance but also moving athletics towards a new era of exhilarating, high-energy live international events, similar to what we see in other sports, like football and motorsports.”

Chen added, “Our ambition with our next generation running track is to set a new benchmark for athlete performance and fan engagement for future world competitions, including the Olympic Games, and beyond.” 

Feldspar is working with the UK’s top engineers, industrial designers, and data scientists to develop the high-performance, premium running track prototype, with real-time testing set to begin later this year. Production of the flooring solution is expected to begin in 2025.

Founded by former professional track runner Alvina Chen, the inspiration to reinvent the running track struck during her international racing career.

The company has secured initial backing from Hong Kong-based investors which will be used to develop the high-performance running track prototype.

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* Feldspar’s performance flooring is intended to be able to convert significantly more of a runner’s energy from vertical to horizontal, which enables a faster running speed. It also has the potential to provide substantially higher energy return, compared to other commercially available sports flooring used in premier athletic competitions today. This is based on Feldspar’s modelling.

About Feldspar 
Feldspar is a technology company with a vision to transform athletics with the world’s first integrated smart flooring system. Engineered to boost the performance of athletes and elevate fan engagement at global sports events, the innovative solution seamlessly integrates cutting-edge flooring and sensor technology into the modular track, setting a new standard in the industry. For more information, visit www.feldsparsport.com.

Media contact: press@feldsparsport.com 

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MESCIUS inc. Recognized in 2024 ComponentSource Awards

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PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — MESCIUS inc, a global provider of award-winning enterprise software development tools, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as the 2024 number two publisher and top five publisher by ComponentSource, the world’s largest marketplace for software components and development tools. ComponentSource also recognized MESCIUS for its many top-selling products on its annual listing.

Discover what MESCIUS products received top awards in the 2024 ComponentSource Awards.

As the component and tools market continues to expand with more mature technologies, MESCIUS inc. is pleased to offer high-performing and robust components that allow developers to “write once, deploy anywhere” across mobile, web, desktop, server, and multiple OS platforms.

ActiveReports. NET Professional received a #5 Product Award and a Top 5 Product Award. Spread. NET and ComponentOne Studio Enterprise were each honored with Top 10 Product Awards. ActiveReports .NET Standard and ComponentOne Studio WinForms received a Top 25 Product Award, while SpreadJS and Wijmo earned Top 50 Product Awards. ComponentOne Studio ActiveX, ComponentOne Studio WPF, and ActiveReportsJS secured a Top 100 Product Award. In addition to the various product awards, MESCIUS inc received a #2 Publisher Award and a Top 5 Publisher Award.

Publisher and product rankings are calculated based on ComponentSource’s actual sales orders placed by customers globally during 2023.

View the 2024 Publisher Awards List.View the 2024 Product Awards List.

“As with previous years, these awards are derived from the orders we’ve received from our global customer base,” said Sam Patterson, ComponentSource CEO. “They offer an authentic snapshot of the global market for commercial software components and development tools in 2023. We believe our awards provide precise, real-world insights into how our customers are utilizing these components and development tools in their most recent projects.”

“The rebranding from GrapeCity Developer Solutions to MESCIUS Inc. in 2023 marked a significant milestone, introducing not only a new name but also a revitalized approach to our product suite,” stated Joseph Lininger, Director of Marketing at MESCIUS (formerly GrapeCity). “We are delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with ComponentSource, which has been instrumental in distributing our .NET and JavaScript grids, UI components, reporting tools, spreadsheet and document APIs, and mobile controls. This collaboration ensures that our global developer community remains well-equipped with superior products and services they have come to expect from us.”

About ComponentSource ComponentSource is the world’s largest marketplace for reusable software components for all platforms. The respected barometer for the component industry, ComponentSource pioneered the open market for reusable software components in 1995 and continues to drive the market through its award-winning e-business model and groundbreaking work to establish the first widely accepted reusable component standard. A global e-business with customers in over 180 countries, ComponentSource is headquartered in Atlanta, GA United States and has offices in Reading, England, Dublin, Ireland and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.componentsource.com.

About MESCIUS MESCIUS inc. is one of the world’s largest providers of developer components. The company retains 400 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. MESCIUS inc. is committed to providing enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services, and solutions. For more information, visit https://developer.mescius.com.

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tKash Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Major Milestones and Exciting Promotions

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Achieving 100,000 Registrations, International Reach, and Celebratory Promotions Highlight tKash’s Remarkable First Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — tKash, a pioneering financial services app, is celebrating its first anniversary with notable achievements and exciting promotions. Launched with a vision to simplify financial transactions, tKash has reached impressive milestones, including 100,000 registrations and up to 10,000 daily active users.

Since its inception, tKash has been dedicated to providing seamless and secure financial services. The app has enabled users to transfer up to RM 1 million across borders, offering peace of mind with its reliable and efficient service. In addition to money transfers, tKash provides convenient currency exchange services for up to 10 countries’ currencies, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar.

One of the standout features of tKash is its Live FC (foreign currency) Rates, which allows users to track currency fluctuations in real time, ensuring they make informed decisions when exchanging currencies.

The company’s growth and success have not gone unnoticed. tKash proudly featured its video on the iconic New York Times Square billboard and displayed billboards in Kuala Lumpur, enhancing its brand visibility on an international scale. Influencers from countries such as Thailand have shared positive reviews on social media, further boosting tKash’s presence on social media.

To celebrate its first anniversary, tKash is running a special promotion where users who refer their friends have the chance to share in a RM100,000 prize pool, making it even more rewarding to engage with the app. The company continues to innovate, with regular updates to its app, which are available for download on both the PlayStore and AppStore. In January 2024, tKash launched its official website, providing users another platform to access its services.

In just one year, tKash has proven to be a game-changer in the financial services industry, making everyday transactions smoother and more accessible. With its tech-savvy team and commitment to customer satisfaction, tKash is poised for continued growth and success.

tKash is a leading financial services app committed to making financial transactions easier and more accessible. With secure money transfers, real-time currency exchange rates, and a user-friendly interface, tKash transforms how people manage their finances. For more information, visit tKash.co.

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Saronic Raises $175 Million in Series B Funding, Valuing Company at $1 Billion

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Funding will accelerate Saronic’s growth and further scale production of its autonomous surface vessels for the U.S. Navy and its allies

AUSTIN, Texas, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Saronic, a defense technology leader that designs and manufactures autonomous surface vessels (ASVs), today announced a $175 million Series B raise placing the company’s valuation at $1 billion. The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from both new and existing investors, including 8VC, Caffeinated Capital, Elad Gil, and NightDragon, among others.

Saronic is redefining maritime superiority for the U.S. Navy and its allies by delivering the most effective and advanced ASVs at the speed and scale needed to meet the rapidly growing needs of the Joint Force. Saronic’s ASVs are designed to serve as a force multiplier for the existing Fleet, working alongside manned systems to allow naval forces to go farther and do more with less risk to life and mission. 

“We are creating an entirely new capability for the maritime domain, one that delivers naval power without the costs and delays of a shipyard,” said Saronic CEO Dino Mavrookas. “As the future of naval warfare will rely on manned and unmanned teaming, we must build solutions that easily integrate into the existing fleet and can be produced at scale to meet any emerging threat. We are grateful to our investment partners who believe so strongly in Saronic’s ability to meet that need.”

Saronic’s investor group is composed of firms committed to ensuring that the U.S. military maintains its decisive advantage in the face of an increasingly complex and competitive global threat landscape through the integration of advanced technology and innovative capabilities that truly meet the needs of the warfighter. 

“Our nation’s future depends on us continuing to build and deploy the best, most innovative technology” said Katherine Boyle, General Partner at a16z. “Saronic is developing the solutions we need to protect the warfighter and stay ahead of our adversaries, and we are proud to support their continued growth.”

This new investment will accelerate Saronic’s growth both domestically and internationally. At home, it will allow further expansion of Saronic’s in-house manufacturing capabilities and enable increased production of all its ASV models. Additionally, it will advance the research and development of new autonomous capabilities for naval and maritime forces, including increased technology and payload integration with government and commercial partners. Internationally, this investment will support Saronic’s expansion to more fully serve U.S. allies and partners in key markets.

“To deter China and other adversaries, the United States and our allies must bring intelligent, autonomous new capabilities to naval warfare,” said Alex Moore, Partner at 8VC. “Saronic delivers these capabilities on a relevant scale and timeline, and has enlisted the top engineers and operators in the industry.”

Saronic’s family of ASVs includes Spyglass (6′), Cutlass (14′) and Corsair, its largest model, which is currently in development and testing. Each vessel features integrated autonomous capabilities to meet a customer’s specific requirements and can carry diverse payloads in communication- and GPS-denied environments. Through the vertical integration of hardware and software as well as the use of a Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA), Saronic’s ASVs deliver greater interoperability at a price point that makes them attritable. Having a cost-effective capability that can be deployed without putting human operators in harm’s way increases the survivability of the fleet and enables commanders to engage in situations where the risk is too high to deploy a traditional manned system.

For more information about Saronic, please visit: https://www.saronic.com.  

Media Contact: Press@saronic.com 

 

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