PatchMaster Specialty Drywall Repair Franchise Opening in Southeast Wisconsin

Chad Imme

Wendy Kurkowski

Experienced Home Inspector Professionals Chad Imme and Wendy Kurkowski bring drywall repair franchise to Waukesha County

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2021 / — Chad Imme and his fiancé Wendy Kurkowski both have experience in home inspection and customer service running and selling a franchise. Now, they are turning their focus towards something different in a related field as they open a new PatchMaster franchise in Southeastern Wisconsin this month.

They are opening a specialty drywall repair business PatchMaster, a fast-growing concept sweeping the nation. This is the first PatchMaster location in Wisconsin.

“Customer service is very important to us,” said Imme, the primary owner. “We feel it’s become a lost art, however we know the importance of giving each and every client friendly and personal attention and letting them know that they will always have direct access to us. If there is a problem we will correct it.”

Imme has experience running a home inspection business before joining PatchMaster as a franchisee. Kurkowski focused on the sales, marketing, and customer service components of their previous venture and will continue to do the same with PatchMaster. As they expand, they’re dedicated to hiring experienced and highly skilled technicians at their franchising location.

PatchMaster’s business model offers customers a fast, professional solution for drywall repairs. Most busy handymen, large drywall companies or contractors don’t want to perform small drywall repairs. Service professionals like plumbers and electricians often don’t have the resources to fix holes they leave behind.

PatchMaster specializes in fixing holes caused by renters, plumbing leaks and DIY projects that just can’t seem to get finished. In most cases, PatchMaster can complete the job in one visit.

“Before deciding on PatchMaster, we researched a lot of franchises; I mean a lot!” said Kurkowski. “We chose PatchMaster because drywall is not only essential in every community, but we felt this was a niche that had been underserviced in our area.”

Currently, PatchMaster has more than 43 franchises signed in 77 territories with 26 franchises opened and operating. The franchise has opportunities for growth across Canada and the United States. The PatchMaster franchise system encourages military veterans to join its franchise, offering a 15 percent discount off the initial franchise fee to qualified applicants.

“We’re thrilled to have Chad and Wendy on board with us to bring PatchMaster to Southeastern Wisconsin,” said Paul Ferrara, CEO of PatchMaster. “We love welcoming franchise owners who are determined and hard workers. Chad told me that every minor detail sticks out to him like a sore thumb, and there’s no doubt in my mind that his attentiveness to detail will really shine through working with us. We can’t wait to witness Chad and Wendy grow in their community.”

Imme and Kurkowski plan on being very active as members of their local Chamber of Commerce’s as well as the Waukesha County Business Alliance. In their limited freetime, they really just enjoy spending time with friends and family.

PatchMaster Southeastern Wisconsin will cover all of Waukesha County as well as western Racine and Kenosha Counties. They will also have parts of Walworth and Jefferson County. The territory includes the cities of Waukesha, Brookfield, Pewaukee, New Berlin, Muskego, Waterford, Lake Geneva, Delafield, Menomonee Falls and Oconomowoc among others.

The initial franchise fee for a PatchMaster franchise territory, which consists of a population up to 250,000, is $19,500 USD. Ongoing fees include a technology fee and a downward sliding scale for royalties starting at 9 percent. Franchisees attend a week-long training program at the company’s headquarters in Somerville, New Jersey.

PatchMaster is a low-cost franchise with a quick ramp up period. No drywall experience is required for owners – PatchMaster provides all the training, tools and resources to learn the model and run the business. Franchisees have access to support for marketing, including digital marketing and social media, job pricing, hiring, managing technicians and financial management.

For more information on this growing home services franchise, visit

About PatchMaster
Headquartered in Chester, New Jersey, PatchMaster is a home services franchise brand offering customers a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs. The company provides high quality drywall services for small holes, dings, and dents, typically finishing jobs in one visit. Launched in 2016 and offering franchises since September 2017, PatchMaster already has more than 43 franchises signed in 77 territories with 26 franchises opened and operating. PatchMaster is positioned to revolutionize the home services industry as a pioneering drywall franchise.

Visit or call 1-844-PATCHMASTER to learn more.

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Vision Control® Integrated Louvers and Exterior Curtain Walls Certified for Use in Behavioral Health Facilities

Unicel Architectural’s flagship products now meet stringent AAMA impact
performance standards

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC, CANADA, January 22, 2021 / — Unicel Architectural, a leading supplier of highly engineered and sustainable glass, aluminum and wood solutions, has announced its Vision Control® product has passed American Architectural Manufacturers’ Association (AAMA) 501.8 performance testing for resistance to human impacts (2,000 ft-lbs) for window systems.

Unicel Architectural’s reinforced curtain wall system has also passed AAMA’s 501.8 test for exterior applications, allowing Unicel Architectural to offer a complete suite of industry-leading interior and exterior products for behavioral health applications.

AAMA 501.8 is the standard industry test to determine the human impact resistance of window systems intended for use in psychiatric applications. It involves applying force to the window via a weighted device, to simulate the impact of a patient running into it at full speed.

“Vision Control® has always provided improved security through its attack-resistant glazing, adaptable ligature-resistant operators, deep aluminum frames and specialty glass stops,” said Samuel Doyon-Bissonnette, majority shareholder and head of engineering at Unicel Architectural. “By passing the AAMA 501.8 test for human impacts, we now offer an optimally safe privacy solution for various interior and exterior applications, particularly with regard to behavioral and mental health facilities.”

Mental health issues among young adults have been on the rise over the last decade, according to the American Psychological Association. Windows and doors play a crucial role in behavioral health applications – not only must they ensure patient privacy, but also patient safety from self-harm. Vision Control® insulating glass units help on both these fronts with their strong, durable glazing and intuitive privacy controls.

Vision Control® is a hermetically sealed glass unit with integrated cord-free louvers that can be oriented horizontally or vertically to provide maximum and maintenance-free control of privacy, heat, light and noise. It has proven particularly effective within health care facilities, with several major hospitals – including the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – already using Vision Control® to improve patient care, safety and experiences.

Unicel Architectural manufactures curtain wall systems that can be adapted to a wide array of facades, including those with punched openings and strip windows. Unicel Architectural has the expertise to develop curtain wall structures that meet the highest standards of building efficiency and aesthetics.

About Unicel Architectural
For 56 years, Unicel Architectural has built a reputation for the most advanced glass, timber and aluminum solutions. These solutions encompass louvered glazing, skylights, timber or aluminum curtain walls and more, to enhance major global construction initiatives with the utmost quality and reliability. Unicel Architectural’s proprietary technology transforms glass, timber or aluminum into one-of-a-kind, highly engineered structures, while Vision Control ® delivers unprecedented comfort and control of vision, light, temperature and sound with a patented combination of integrated louvers between glass that are hermetically sealed and cordless. Unicel Architectural’s solutions are guaranteed for longevity, optimized for energy efficiency, and customizable to any design, environmental or cultural requirements. Unicel Architectural combines its market leading know-how with great design to help architects impact lives by defining the space within. For more information, please visit

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Former Hudson Maxim Elementary School Going up for Auction

33,000 SF Former School

2.42+- Acre Site

Former Maxim Elementary School

33,000+/- SF Redevelopment Opportunity at Lake Hopatcong

The Borough is very open to redevelopment uses including multi-family apartments or condos.”

— Max Spann Jr, President of Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co.

HOPATCONG, NEW JERSEY, USA, January 22, 2021 / — Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co will Auction off the former Hudson Maxim Elementary School building located at 452 Lakeside Boulevard in Hopatcong, New Jersey. The 33,000+/- sq. ft. building will be sold by order of the Hopatcong Board of Education in an online only Auction concluding Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:00AM. Bidders may bid on their computer or through the Max Spann phone app.

The site consists of a two-story, 33,000+/- sq. ft. brick building with elevator service on 2.42+/- acres. The property is an excellent redevelopment opportunity in the Lake Hopatcong area. It is situated in a high visibility location at the signalized intersection of River Road and Lakeside Boulevard and is a short stroll to the River Styx section of Lake Hopatcong. The sale includes the lot across the street for additional parking of vehicles.

“The Board of Education and the Borough of Hopatcong look forward to a new owner and what their plans are to repurpose this strategically located property.” said Max Spann Jr., President of Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. “The Borough is very open to redevelopment uses including multi-family apartments or condos.”

There is a Property Preview scheduled from 12 noon to 2PM on Wednesday, January 27th. Masks and social distancing will be required. The Online Auction will conclude on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:00AM. To receive the Property Information Package with additional property details and online bidding instructions, register today at

Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company is America’s premier real estate auction and advisory company and has been an industry leader in accelerated marketing for more than 50 years. The company's Accelerated Auction Marketing Program creates urgency in the marketplace and allows sellers to control the terms and the timing of the sale of their real estate assets. Learn more at

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Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co
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Empire Plumbing Celebrating 5 Years in Business

A local plumbing company has reached a new milestone.

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2021 / — Representatives with Empire Plumbing announced today that it is celebrating five years in business.

"We consider it an honor and privilege to serve our customers for the past five years," said Gabe Ruiz, spokesperson for Empire Plumbing, an Ontario, California-based company.

Established in 2015, Empire Plumbing's purpose is to make its clients' lives more meaningful through integrity and quality work.

When it comes to plumbing, Ruiz noted that plumbing issues can cause a significant amount of damage to people's homes or businesses, and those costs are only going to make the cost of hiring a qualified, professional plumber in Ontario seem all the more reasonable.

Empire Plumbing's areas of expertise include:

• Whole house re-pipes (PEX or Copper)

• Faucet and fixture Install or replace

• Water Heater Install or Replace

• Clear Sewer Main

• Faucets, Fixtures, and Pipe Repair

• Water Heater Install

• Water Heater Repair

• Clear Drain Clog or Blockage

• Water Main Install or Repair

• Sewer Main Install or Replace

• Drain Line Breakage Camera Locate

Over the past five years, the company has earned glorious reviews ( on HomeAdvisor.

HomeAdvisor is a leading nationwide digital home services marketplace to match homeowners and pre-screened service professionals. HomeAdvisor is an easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance, and repair professionals.

Empire Plumbing, which has earned the Elite Service rating on HomeAdvisor for superior customer services, is now a Top-Rated Ontario, CA, Plumber on HomeAdvisor.

"The top rating from HomeAdvisor is a testament to our commitment to our customers and the quality of work we have provided over the past five years that we've been in business," Ruiz stressed. "We are excited about the future. The best is yet to come."

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About Empire Plumbing

In operation since 2015, Empire Plumbing operates with integrity and customer services to make each client’s life a little easier, because let’s face it! When you are calling plumbing, it’s not because you’re having the best day! The good and honest folks at Empire Plumbing know this and rush to your aid with trained technicians, free estimates, and quality service. Whether it’s a plumbing emergency, a pressure test, or inspection, Empire is the number to call in the Ontario and Greater Orange area.

Contact Details:

616 W 5th St
Ontario, CA 91762
United States

Gabe Ruiz
Empire Plumbing
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Blackhawk Floors Now Offering Reclaimed Wood Flooring Services in Phoenix

One of the nation’s best in hardwood flooring has expanded its services.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2021 / — Representatives with Blackhawk Floors, Inc. announced today that it is now offering reclaimed wood flooring services in Phoenix.

“We are very excited about this because it gives homeowners even more options to enhance the natural beauty of their home,” said Jason Elquest, owner and spokesperson for Blackhawk Floors.

Elquest, a certified National Wood Floor (NWFA) Certified Wood Floor Inspector, explained that its reclaimed wood flooring services allow homeowners to add beauty and give their home history by using reclaimed wood for their floors or walls while at the same time contributing to a greener environment in the process.

“Reclaimed wood floors are beautiful, durable, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly,” said Elquest.

Elquest went on to point out that Blackhawk Floors, which now has over 800 samples on display in its wood flooring showroom, specializes in reclaimed wood flooring services in several cities in Arizona, including: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Goodyear, Prescott, Payson, Flagstaff, and Tucson.

“Reclaimed wood floors are wood made from a previous purpose or saved from being placed in landfills,” Elquest stressed, before adding, “An antique barn can be dismantled and turned into flooring, furniture, doors, and more. Pickling vats, fencing, railcar decking, railroad trestles are all contributors to reclaimed flooring. Imagine having a floor with a history. A beautiful, rich floor made from a 150-year-old barn. A floor with a story. When it’s harvested responsibly, reclaimed wood is a renewable resource that reduces both the use of environmental exposures to make new products and contributions to landfill waste.”

An additional reason to consider utilizing Blackhawk Floors services is that it has gone green and now uses VOC-free adhesives that are non-toxic and empowers customers with the safest option available.

A few of the company’s available products include: Solid Hardwood Floors; Engineered Hardwood Floors; Reclaimed Wood; Wood Walls; Luxury Vinyl Wood Flooring, and more.

The company is recognized by National Wood Flooring Association Certified Installer, National Wood Flooring Association Certified Sand & Finisher, and the National Wood Flooring Association Certified Wood Flooring Inspector.

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About Blackhawk Floors

Blackhawk Floors is a full-service hardwood flooring company that has provided high-quality wood flooring installations and service in the Phoenix area since 2002.

Contact Details:

15507 N Scottsdale Rd
Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Jason Elquest
Blackhawk Floors, Inc.
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Global Safety First Offers Free N95 ReadiMask Samples to Industrial Hygienists & Fit Testers

John Schwind

Free Strapless N95 Respirator for Professionals

We had some surplus material from our Dept. of Defense production run, and I wanted to share it with those who need it.”

— John Schwind, president, Global Safety First

SEA GIRT, NJ, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2021 / — Global Safety First (GSF) is giving away free samples of certified N95 ReadiMask respirators to industrial hygienists and fit test professionals.

"I am making this offer because I want to introduce industrial hygienists and fit test professionals to the ReadiMask," said GSF President John Schwind, co-inventor of the ReadiMask. "It is the most innovative respirator in decades. It is so unique, you have to try it to appreciate it."

When asked how he could give away free samples when most manufacturers are out of stock and raising prices, Schwind said, "We had some surplus material from our Dept. of Defense production run, and I wanted to share it with those who need it."

If you are a professional hygienist or make decisions about respirators for your organization, or if you conduct fit tests, visit ReadiMask at to obtain your free samples. There is no obligation for the samples, no credit card required, and the shipping is free. We suggest ordering your free samples before we exhaust our supply.

Satisfied clients of ReadiMask include the Department of Justice, Avery Denison Medical, Hackensack Meridian Health, Boston Medical, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The ReadiMask, manufactured in the United States, comes with a hypoallergenic medical adhesive that seals to the face to prevent air leaks and better protect the wearer. That means there are no straps and no nose clip so that it won't fog glasses. It's also cooler than traditional N95 masks. Most users claim it is easier for people to hear them speak when they wear a ReadiMask versus other types of respirators.

Global Safety First, LLC, (GSF) was founded in early 2015 to improve respiratory protection equipment for professionals and the general public. GSF develops, manufactures, and markets unique disposable respirators (ReadiMask) designed to substantially protect people from modern-day threats.

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Pathway Capital Corp. Arranges $73.5 Million Loan on Eight Commercial Real Estate Properties in Northern & Central N.J.

Nyack N.Y.-based financial advisory firm secures funding for diverse portfolio of commercial and industrial properties in Hudson, Morris and Ocean counties

The refinance of four existing properties to acquire four additional properties will help the client meet customer demand and expand the company’s footprint in New Jersey”

— Glenn Thomas, president, Pathway Capital Corp.

NYACK, NEW YORK, USA, January 22, 2021 / — Pathway Capital Corp., a financial advisory firm focused on arranging debt financing, announced that it successfully arranged a $73.5 million loan through Madison Realty Capital on a portfolio of eight properties across northern and central New Jersey. These include a large commuter parking lot in predevelopment, two industrial warehouses, two flex facilities, a mixed-use retail and storage facility, a retail fast food facility and an industrial vacant lot.

Portfolio details are:
• A 12.19-acre mixed-use predevelopment site totaling 2.68 million square feet designated for residential, commercial, retail and self-storage, with a 1400-stall commuter parking lot, in Harrison
• Two 56,000-square-foot industrial storage buildings in Kearny and Boonton
• A Class A light industrial flex building on 3.1 acres leased long term to a blue-chip tenant in Harrison
• A fully renovated 85,000-square-foot flex facility on 4.89 acres in Harrison
• A retail fast food facility net leased to a credit tenant in Harrison
• Three-acre parcel of land in Kearny
• A mixed-use retail and outdoor storage facility in Brick

Glenn Thomas, president of Pathway Capital said that, “We are very pleased to have arranged this financing package for one of our top clients. The refinance of four existing properties to acquire four additional properties will help the client meet customer demand and expand the company’s footprint in New Jersey.”

More information about Pathway Capital is at

About Pathway Capital Corp.
Pathway Capital Corp is a Nyack, New York-based boutique capital advisory firm providing innovative solutions to complex financial transactions. The company provides advisory services for a wide range of transactions including traditional commercial loans, debt restructuring and consolidation, equipment financing, as well as interim and permanent financing on commercial real estate. The Pathway Capital team of professionals possess a unique and diverse background with vast experience in commercial banking and lending, restructuring and turnaround, and accounting and operations. Find out more at

Glenn Thomas
Pathway Capital Corp.
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Nevada US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Warns a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Nevada To Ignore Online 'Freebies' and to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste For an Explanation about Compensation

"Erik Karst is one of the nation's most capable mesothelioma lawyers and he knows what he is doing. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst please call 800-714-0303 anytime.”

— Nevada US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, January 22, 2021 / — The Nevada US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We are warning a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Nevada to not play lawyer roulette with sponsored 'freebies' such as calculators, kits, guides, four minute-compensation tests and other nonsense. A Navy Veteran with mesothelioma and their family deserve respect–not endless calls from lawyers they have never heard of before. If you are a navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Nevada or their loved ones-if you want to learn how the mesothelioma compensation process works-and or what your financial compensation claim might be worth please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste anytime at 800-714-0303 for some honesty. Erik Karst is one of the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys."

The Advocate believes one of the biggest mistakes people with mesothelioma or their family members make is acting impulsively when it comes to hiring a lawyer-law firm to assist with financial compensation. Mesothelioma compensation for a Navy Veteran might exceed a million dollars-if their lawyers know what they are doing. Erik Karst is one of the nation's most capable mesothelioma lawyers and he knows what he is doing. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst please call 800-714-0303 anytime.

The Nevada US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Paradise, Enterprise, Carson City or anywhere in Nevada. https://Nevada.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Nevada the Nevada US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* Comprehensive Cancer Clinic Las Vegas, Nevada:

* The Huntsman Cancer Institute Salt Lake City, Utah:

Every US Navy ship or submarine built prior to 1980 contained asbestos. About one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family retain the services of a lawyer or law firm, they are urged to call the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303.


The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
Nevada US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate
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Dierre al primo Ecobonus Day

Laura De Robertis Responsabile Marketing Dierre

Laura De Robertis Responsabile Marketing Dierre

#Dierre partecipa al primo #EcobonusDay di Gabetti Lab con #porte e tecnologie innovative pensate per i progetti di riqualificazione energetica

ITALY, January 22, 2021 / — Giovedì 28 Gennaio a partire dalle 9,30 Dierre partecipa a EcoBonus Day: il primo evento digitale di filiera dedicato alla riqualificazione del patrimonio immobiliare.
Un’iniziativa Gabetti Lab, che coinvolgerà oltre 2.000 operatori del settore tra general contractor, aziende partner, studi di progettazione, imprese edili e impiantistiche, amministratori di condominio e agenzie immobiliari.

A disposizione dei partecipanti uno spazio virtuale dove confrontarsi e acquisire nuove competenze, con momenti di formazione e incontri one to one dedicati a soluzioni e incentivi fiscali per il recupero energetico degli edifici.

“Dopo un anno difficile da dimenticare ripartiamo ancora una volta facendo squadra con Gabetti in un progetto strategico in cui crediamo molto, quello della riqualificazione del vastissimo patrimonio immobiliare italiano. Nella nostra visione c’è ormai una vera e propria “Casa Dierre” con una gamma di prodotti destinata a crescere e a coprire ogni esigenza di sicurezza e design di un edificio” sottolinea Laura De Robertis, Responsabile marketing Dierre.

Nello stand digitale Dierre verranno approfonditi i temi legati legati alle porte, non solo in funzione del risparmio energetico, della sicurezza e del design, ma anche dal punto di vista tecnologico, con focus su chiavi di ultima generazione, protezione antincendio e abbattimento acustico.
L’azienda presenterà i suoi brevetti più innovativi, sviluppati sia per l’edilizia residenziale che per il settore contract, e le tendenze stilistiche che si stanno affermando in ogni contesto architettonico.

Dierre è il marchio italiano che guida l’innovazione nei settori delle porte blindate, porte per interni e chiusure di sicurezza.

Fondata nel 1975 da Vincenzo De Robertis l'azienda ha tra i suoi punti di forza la capacità di coniugare ricerca tecnologica e design, produzione industriale e artigianalità.

Un partner unico per tutti i progetti, residenziali e non, con un servizio chiavi in mano per i grandi cantieri e una gamma completa di soluzioni che comprende porte di sicurezza, porte tagliafuoco, controtelai per porte a scomparsa, porte scorrevoli, chiusure per garage e casseforti.

Informazioni: 0141-949411

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Outsight and Ouster Accelerate Digital Lidar Adoption in Industrial Automation and Smart City Markets

A partnership that makes it possible for 3D perception technology to be integrated into every industrial automation and smart infrastructure application

By teaming up with Ouster, we created the first one-stop-shop for a comprehensive perception solution”

— Sebastien de la Bastie, Chief Business Officer at Outsight

PARIS, FRANCE, January 22, 2021 / — Outsight, leader in real-time 3D LiDAR perception solutions, and Ouster, a leading provider of high-performance digital lidar sensors, announced today the first integrated solution in the lidar industry with embedded pre-processing software. This plug-and-play system is designed to deliver real-time, processed 3D data and designed to be integrated into any application within minutes. The solution combines Ouster’s high-resolution digital lidar sensors with Outsight’s perception software which detects, classifies, and tracks objects without relying on machine learning.

Ouster invented digital lidar technology in 2015 with a vision of making high-performance, ubiquitous, and affordable lidar-powered solutions across numerous industries. With a similar goal in mind, Outsight invented pre-processing software to make 3D lidar easier than ever to use. The combination of these two industry-leading products results in an end-to-end solution that delivers robust, usable data to customers while accelerating their time-to-market and decreasing product development costs.

“Ouster and Outsight’s strategic partnership represents our shared vision for making 3D lidar-powered solutions that are useful, simple, and affordable for every customer in every industry,” said Cyrille Jacquemet, general manager of Europe and the Middle East at Ouster. “We believe Ouster’s high-resolution lidar and Outsight’s unique pre-processing software will allow customers to fully leverage 3D lidar data in any application. Together, we are advancing safe, ubiquitous autonomy with this comprehensive solution.”

“By teaming up with Ouster, we created the first one-stop-shop for a comprehensive perception solution,” said Sebastien de la Bastie, Chief Business Officer at Outsight. “Our integrated kit has the right versatility for R&D experimentation and the right performance, robustness and scalability for large, real-world deployments. Together, we fill the gap between both worlds and dramatically accelerate customer’s time-to-market.”

All-in-one solution: 3D digital lidar sensors with real-time data processing software

Ouster brings advanced 3D vision to diverse applications where real-time 3D perception, reliability, and 360-degree monitoring are required. Designed to IP68 and IP9K standards, Ouster’s sensors are built to withstand extreme weather conditions. This provides a new level of reliability for extended outdoor use through rain, snow, hail, dust, and fog. Ouster’s sensors also have over 50 customization options that can be tailored for multiple applications and all physical installations – from a narrow, dense point cloud to an extra-wide 90×360 field-of-view – across factories, ports, cities, airports, and other locations.

Ouster’s 3D lidar data is processed in real-time by Outsight’s edge compute system, an ARM-based compute node that functions as an integrated lidar box. Customers can receive both the raw, high-resolution point cloud data and the pre-processed data, which ranges from individual object information (position, trajectory, velocity) to aggregated analytics (object counts, flow patterns).

Further, Outsight’s proprietary pre-processing approach doesn’t require any machine learning – its AI-driven algorithms can accurately detect, track, and classify objects without any kind of training or data labeling. This not only reduces customers’ applications power consumption and bandwidth requirements, but also allows customers to be up and running with the solution almost immediately and without any need for long data annotation processes.

This solution is already commercially available in Europe for industrial automation and smart city applications.

A digital lidar solution designed for industrial automation, smart cities, and more

From volume measurement in the industrial sector to safer intersections in smart cities, this integrated solution makes it possible for customers to easily leverage 3D lidar-based technology for both new and existing applications.

Industrial applications include using Ouster’s sensors to measure large volumes of waste heaps that are partially located below ground in buried containers. Outsight’s software then pre-processes this data in real-time to calculate the volume and dimensions of the heaps. The unparalleled resolution of an Ouster sensor enables customers to calculate the volume measurements at centimeter-level accuracy, a degree of precision that is not achievable today by traditional 2D methods. Accuracy and simplicity is critical, as this improves customers’ benchmarking and reduces operational costs. A video of this application in action can be seen here.

For smart infrastructure customers, this combined technology can deliver object information, including vehicle and pedestrian position, classification, velocity, and predicted trajectory. Integrating this solution directly into intelligent traffic systems unlocks capabilities around automatic wrong-way detection, stop bar violation, pedestrian crossing, among others. Outsight also provides an additional applications layer that can be modified by customers and integrators to ensure that the solution fits their unique needs. A video of this application in action can be seen here.

Looking ahead: bringing 3D lidar-based technology to all industries

Together, Ouster and Outsight are accelerating safe, ubiquitous autonomy with plug-and-play solutions that are useful, reliable, and easy to integrate across all industries. This partnership is a part of an ongoing joint effort to bring 3D perception capabilities to every industrial robot, crane, traffic light, and any other moving and fixed objects. The companies plan to extend the partnership to collaborate on additional solutions in numerous industries, including robotics and industrial vehicles.

About Ouster

Ouster builds high-resolution lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries. Using its unique digital lidar architecture, Ouster’s sensors are high-resolution, reliable, compact, and affordable. Since its founding in 2015, Ouster has secured over 800 customers and $140 million in funding. Ouster is headquartered in San Francisco and led by CEO Angus Pacala and CTO Mark Frichtl. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Outsight

Outsight develops real-time 3D LiDAR perception solutions. Our mission is to make LiDAR-based spatial intelligence become plug-and-play, so it can be used by developers of applications in any market. Using any LiDAR with our pre-processing capabilities allows smart machines and smart cities to achieve an unprecedented level of understanding of their environment. We believe that accelerating the adoption of LiDAR technology with easy-to-use and scalable

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Industrial aplications

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