Cubic Transportation Systems Receives $27 Million Contract from New York MTA to Deliver Hardware System for MTA Bus Time

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 18, 2013

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of transportation technology and services provider for intelligent travel solutions, has been awarded a contract for nearly $ 27 million from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build and integrate the Bus Hardware System for MTA Bus Time®, the authority’s Customer Information System for bus location and arrival times that will be accessible to riders using an internet browser-based map, a mobile phone-based application and a text message-based service.

As part of the Bus Hardware System, Cubic will deliver its new Mobile Validator that will function as the on-board computer and bus location device for the system.

The MTA is rolling out the GPS-based system across the remaining three boroughs after last year’s successful launch in Staten Island and the Bronx. Cubic will install the MTA’s Bus Hardware System on approximately 3,800 buses serving Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. MTA Bus Time was implemented on the Staten Island and Bronx bus fleets last year by a different supplier, in keeping with the MTA’s decision to have at least two suppliers on the program.

About Cubic Transportation Systems

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations.

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated solutions that help transport operators manage their operations and services and give passengers choices in the smartest and easiest ways to pay their fares. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services.

Every year, nearly 10 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment and information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.

For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at


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PointClickCare Receives Approval for ePrescribing and Medication Management from Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

PointClickCare, the most widely used electronic health record (EHR) platform for the long-term and post-acute care industries, today announced at the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) Annual Conference that it has formally received Approvable status from the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy for the use of its Integrated Medication Management system for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic medication administration (eMAR) for Omnicare and PharMerica pharmacy systems.

PointClickCare’s CPOE and eMAR solutions support the integration to pharmacy dispensing systems through a bi-directional prescription data exchange, through use of national standards such as NCPDP and HL7 messaging.

“Enabling our Ohio-based customers to leverage this advancement in our technology is just the first step in this significant achievement,” comments Dave Wessinger, Chief Technology Officer with PointClickCare. “The State of Ohio continues to lead the field in bringing stringent requirements for technology providers and their solution delivery for the betterment of long-term care facilities, their residents, and business processes. We’re extremely pleased to have attained this approval and look forward to extending our Order Management solutions to all customers throughout the US.”

Long-term care facilities using PointClickCare’s eMAR and CPOE without ePrescribing will continue to benefit from features including two-factor authentication (also referred to as positive ID) through RFID, barcode, and mag cards at the point of order entry or medication administration. Telephone/verbal orders sent electronically to the pharmacy will require a wet-ink co-sign on a paper prescription generated at the facility for the prescriber until ePrescribing functionality is available.

About PointClickCare

PointClickCare is the most widely used Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform for the long-term care industry, proven to deliver staff satisfaction, business results, and improved outcomes. The combination of PointClickCare’s intuitive web-based software and value-driven implementation model enables long-term care providers of all sizes, from single independent homes to the largest multi-facility providers, to deliver a higher standard of health care while experiencing superior financial performance. Over 7,500 long-term care providers throughout North America, including 9 of the top 10 largest US chains, have chosen to trust their business to PointClickCare. For more information on PointClickCare’s proven Software-as-a-Service EHR platform, visit

Bank of America Receives a Third of Negative Comments Made Online about the US Banking Sector According To Latest Findings from DigitalMR

Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB UK) 28 February 2012

Social media research specialist DigitalMR releases latest findings on what customers are saying about US financial service companies online.

DigitalMR analysed thousands of customer comments regarding banks for the month of November 2011. Interestingly a large proportion of customer views monitored were positive (62%), compared with 38% being negative about their customer experiences.

DigitalMR’s report (powered by SocialNuggets) analyses thousands of customer comments posted via a range of relevant finance related websites and open access social media platforms. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative.

Results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major US banks: CitiBank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bank, American Express, HSBC, Capital One, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase Manhattan and US Bancorp.

The banking service brands with the highest share of overall mentions were: Amex (27%), Bank of America (22%), Citibank (17%), and Wells Fargo (15%).

There was, however, a large difference between the positive and negative mentions that these banks generated. Amex achieves the highest share of positive comments (36%) but only 12% of negative ones. Conversely, Bank of America attracted the largest share of negative comments (33%) which is more than twice its share of positive ones (16%).

Taking the difference between positive and negative posts into consideration, the winner for November is Amex with a Net Sentiment Score (NSS) of 66%, followed by US Bank with 64%.

Third placed is Capital One with an NSS of 40%. A strong NSS score is an indication of high overall satisfaction levels among customers. Only one bank had a negative NSS – Bank of America with a NSS of minus 11%.

Ryan Rutan, President of DigitalMR USA commented: “nearly two-thirds of all customer feedback measured has been positive which is good news for US banks and Amex in particular. However Bank of America continues to receive a higher proportion of bad reviews and this month is the only bank with a negative NSS of minus 11”

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Features and Services

DigitalMR measured thousands of customer posts across November regarding the services and features that banks offer. Services attracting a much higher proportion of positive mentions to negative ones included: Credit Cards (39% positive vs 15% negative). Services attracting a higher proportion of negative comments included: Mortgages (10% positive vs 23% negative).

In their words – sample customer comments


“Amex, you guys are excellent. Your transactions reconcile faster than any other banks I deal with, your gold card knows no limits (pardon the pun), & your customer service is top notch. Never an issue disputing a charge on the off chance I have one and each time I have to use customer service, the staff is empowered to take a corrective step if necessary rather than asking a manager ever 30 seconds”                                

US Bank:

“I love the app – huge improvement over the last app – but I’d like to have the option to make payments to my U.S. Bank Visa Credit Card, U.S. Bank CreditLine, and U.S. Bank Home Mortgage all from the mobile app. Perhaps consider this for your next revision? Otherwise the app is great. :)”        

Bank of America:

“New BofA Online Bank web site is a NIGHTMARE”

First time I tried a transfer, no detail showed but the balance show a decrease, I called customer support and they couldn’t find the transaction and suggested I do it again. Well you guessed, the next day 2 identical transactions showed and it ran my balance below zero. So now I had to call customer service and get them to reverse the transfer and tomorrow I get to call again to reverse the overdraft fee”.

Wells Fargo

“I just closed a 6 figure account with wells fargo today and the bank officer did not care!! Since wells fargo took over wachovia, the service has been horrendous. The bank officer in the syosset, ny branch gave me incorrect information so when i went to florida to specifically take care of business for my mother’s account; i could not complete this business.

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About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

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Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Winchester, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Shenandoah Valley Trail children received $ 25,000 from the Fund Grant Program Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage. Governor McDonnell program funding had increased under his administration’s efforts to stimulate economic development through tourism. In total VTC awarded more than $ 980,000 for 54 projects tourism marketing across the state to help increase attendance and revenue for localities in Virginia through tourism.

Partner Lead Great Agritourism received a grant of $ 25,000 for his “Shenandoah Valley Agritourism Great Trail children in partnership with seven other partners to understand. Shenandoah Caverns, Bryce Resort, Massanutten Indoor Waterpark, The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema , Country Inn and Suites, Shenandoah Discovery Museum and Theatre In hard family to provide $ 115,000 in matching funds for the project. partners will be using the database and electronic infrastructure Go Blue Ridge Travel to implement the program.

The a wide area. There are eight counties of Virginia, three counties in West Virginia and one county in Maryland. trip planning is difficult for visitors who are not familiar with the area. Build the connective “hub and spoke” route facilitate family travel while relying on the relationship of tourism partners. Families often do not have enough time to plan for the whole family travel to provide families with a range of electronic and printed information allows more immediate family on the road. In addition, the ‘Kids Trail “adds another dimension to the trip planning -. One that is easily recognized brand and

“The main VTC dollars received will be used to build a mobi website with search engine Google-based GPS. Visitors will be able to leave the station and easily find another activity in the area where they render. With the strength of our advertising partners, we can as a society network management affect both the visitor weekend DC metropolitan and position ourselves as a national showcase for family holidays, “said Kate Zurschmeide, co-owner of Great Agritourism.

“I am honored that Go Blue Ridge Travel has been selected by the partners as the media to use for the Trail Shenandoah Valley Children This is an extension of our already established Child Bucket List GoBRT. Our database for the region is enormous and will grow as we add more companies on board wishing to go to family tourism, “said Nancy Craun.

Patrick Kaler, President and CEO of Visit Loudoun in approving said:” This exciting collaboration between attractions and accommodations will be a great asset to enhance and increase traffic to the family of Northern Virginia. The partners have developed a broad and aggressive marketing campaign that is rich in content interesting and appealing. I am confident that this promotion will have a direct impact on the target market, and produce and probably exceed the expected return on investment. “

Brenda Black, Tourism and Services Manager Visit Harrisonburg said, “As Harrisonburg seeks to connect visitors to related activities of the child Valley Trail Shenandoah Kid offers the possibility of partnerships with other kid-friendly businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and Loudoun County. This family theme will develop and route packets over and advertising campaigns; creating a media buzz that reinforce the message that our area is a family friendly destination in Virginia. “

The VTC Marketing Leverage Program is designed to stimulate tourism marketing through partnerships leveraging limited marketing dollars, resulting in increased visitor spending. A minimum of three entities must partner financially to apply and may consist of Virginia towns, cities, counties, Convention and Visitors offices, chambers of commerce, other local or regional destination marketing organizations, private businesses, museums, attractions, cultural events, and other not-for-profit entities.

“Grants such as these allow our communities to market their products more effectively to potential visitors,” said Governor McDonnell. “When more visitors come to Virginia localities and the Commonwealth realize increased tax revenues, business prosperity and new jobs are created.”

“The local tourism efforts get a boost gigantic when parties work together in partnership,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. “By leveraging our marketing funds tourism so much good can be accomplished with the results of dynamic tourism projects that might otherwise be unaffordable. “

Virginia Tourism generates $ 20 billion in revenue, supporting more than 207,000 jobs and provides $ 1.3 billion to state and local taxes.

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Founded in 2011, (GoBRT), a division of Encore Event Partners is the only regional site with activities, events and accommodation in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley North. With a decade of relationship marketing in the region with the wives of their wedding destinations, GoBRT now reached families branding of the “Bucket List GoBRT Kids’ mark with toddlers to teenagers should have experience before turning eighteen in the valley. Covering Virginia and West Virginia, the goal of Go Blue Ridge Travel is the hallmark of this 100 mile radius as a travel destination and wedding at both national and international.

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Rehan Khan receives Broward Ultimate CEO Award of 2014

Miramar, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

Acordis International Corp, a South Florida-based Information Technology & Solutions company which provides a wide variety of Services and technology solutions. The CEO of Acordis Mr. Rehan Khan is been listed as 2014 Ultimate Broward CEO. The script of the interview is listed below.

Rehan Khan

President/CEO, Acordis International

11650 Interchange Circle N., Miramar 33025

(954) 620-0072



B.B.A. in marketing, Florida International University
Personal Note

“During high school and college, I ran 800 meters as an athlete and enjoyed playing cricket,” Khan says. “I still play it.”

At Acordis International, Rehan Khan believes his effectiveness as a leader is borne from a list of attributes he recites to himself every day. They are commitment, communication, confidence, creative, taking care of clients, can-do attitude, ability to inspire and intuition.

If asked by an apprentice or an aspiring executive what helped make him successful, Khan would also add vision, perseverance and his strengths as a team builder. As a leader, his vision becomes a focal point he communicates to his employees. Perseverance gets a leader and his company through the challenges and keeps morale strong.

“Team building is the most important characteristic for growth and success,” he says. “My team is the biggest success to our organization. We closely work with each other on projects, tasks and implementation. I firmly believe in asking and delegating to achieve results, and my team always assists me in meeting that goal.”

Together, Khan and his team have achieved triple-digit growth in the past two years at Acordis, which provides data, storage and infrastructure management; managed IT; VoIP and wireless; digital signage; virtualization; systems architecture; and IT security. Khan believes his services and his team will be his legacy.

“The best leadership legacies are a consequence of success coming to those who are surrounded by people that want their success to continue,” he says. “As a young, growing company, we are attracting young talent and leaders for tomorrow. I am confident that my legacy will bring a bright leader for tomorrow.”

About Acordis International Corp

Acordis is a Florida-based organization that dedicates itself to helping companies increase efficiencies and reduce costs by implementing technological solutions. Acordis is best known for its expertise, performance and knowledge in IT security, document management solutions, managed IT services, data management, storage management, infrastructure management, systems architecture, cloud services, virtualization, multifunctional copiers and printers, digital signage, managed print services, VOIP, and wireless networking.

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