Category Archives: r & d

Staying Safe in the Big Bad World

Starcom Systems makes one of the most advanced tracking systems in the world - with applications for cars, merchandise, and even people. Using a combination of almost all communication protocols out there today, Starcom users can rest easy, knowing that their property or family members will get where they have to go safely.

The Picturesque SMS

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is an icon on a cellphone that saves you the trouble of having to tap out words on tiny keyboards worth? For kids who are looking to express themselves creatively, as well as adults who want to save time and effort sending SMS messages, those icons are priceless; and as a result, Israeli startup Zlango's SMS icon service has captured the imagination - and loyalty – of users in Europe, the Carribean – and now the Far East.

Modernizing (e)Mail

WiseStamp is the first application that lets you use your email communications as a marketing tool for your online presence. Using WiseStamp's streaming tools for social networking services like Twitter and Facebook, blogs, or one of nearly 50 other online services, WiseStamp's embedded signatures for Gmail and other web mal services let you drive more traffic to your site or brand - or just let you share information with your friends, painlessly and elegantly!

New Israeli Mouse Puts the Blind Online

Israel company Tactile World's new mouse, the Tactile Explorer, is the first major development to enhance computing for the blind in over two decades. Far cheaper and easier to use than existing solutions - with prices under $500 for the equipment and software, instead of the minimum $5,000 for current solutions - the Tactile Explorer will be able to put millions of blind people around the world online - and put them to work, as well.

Correlsense Connects the ‘Computer Dots’

For the first time, IT departments can trace the "dots" that lead to problems in their computer systems or networks, from the first click by a user on a PC, following the results of that click throughout the chain of servers, databases, and applications it goes through until an action takes place. Correlsense's patented SharePath system is the only one in the world that shows administrators how the IT dots connect!

Israel’s N-trig Brings a ‘Touch of Class’ to Laptops

Israel's N-trig is a world leader in touchscreen technology for laptops, and by the end of 2010, the company expects to ship tens - if not hundreds - of thousands of its DuoScreen LCD touchscreen overlays each month. It's no wonder that some of the biggest laptop makers in the world have beat a path to N-trig's Kfar Sava offices to work with the company.

Multinational R&D Centers as Startups

Posted in r & d, on May 3, 2009 by David Shamah
Like a startup, an R&D center is expected to be innovative, flexible, and to generate new investments for its owners, which essentially acts as a combined VC fund and angel for the R&D "startup." And that's how Avraham Credi, Director of the local Motorola Design Center and a Vice President of Motorola Israel, sees it.

Israeli Healthcare Start-ups Get a Boost from GE

If you think "mixer" and "microwave" when you hear the name General Electric, you are lacking behind the times. The company's healthcare division, which employs nearly 50,000 people worldwide, has a broad range of products and services that include medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement solutions, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies.

Doing Something About the Weather

Dr. Barry Lynn of Weather-It-Is has a better way to predict the weather - and can pinpoint a forecast specifically for your neighborhood. Successful weather prediction is a function of two things, says Dr. Lynn - processing power, and an accurate forecasting model. And he's got both!