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National Center for Simulation – The Voice of Florida’s Modeling, Simulation and Training Industry

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The National Center for Simulation

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The Orlando-based National Center for Simulation (NCS) is the voice of Florida’s Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) Industry whose vision is to be the internationally recognized leader in supporting and expanding the modeling and simulation community.

A not-for-profit trade association with government, academic and industry members operating as an open consortium, the NCS mission is to promote, protect and set the conditions to grow the $6.0 billion MS&T Industry in Florida. As an organization, NCS serves as an important link between the military, other government at all levels, MS&T industry companies, and academia engaged in research, development, and the application of simulation technology. Additionally, NCS supports advocacy/outreach & information, technology transfer, Science/Technology/Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education & workforce development and business development opportunities for its government, industry, and academic partners. NCS also serves as a bridge between the “traditional” defense simulation organizations and other simulation-related communities of interest (e.g. education, medical/healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, energy, architecture/engineering & construction, digital media, game development and entertainment). In so doing, NCS works to create synergy for the advancement of modeling and simulation by bringing together cutting-edge technologies and the industry sectors that can benefit from them.

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Lt. Gen, USAF (Ret)
Thomas L. Baptiste, President & CEO

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George E. Cheros, Chief Operating Officer

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Carla Hoskins, Executive Assistant

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National Center for Simulation (NCS)
Partnership III
3039 Technology Parkway, Suites 212 – 215
Orlando, FL 32826
Office: 407-384-6111 | www.simulationinformation.com
@ncsinformation | www.facebook.com/ncsinformation/


EnableSoft – Innovators In Robotic Process Automation

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EnableSoft

INNOVATORS IN ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

Simply put, Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, borrows the concepts of physical robotics and applies them to computer processes. RPA software can perform many mundane, repetitive tasks that once required actual employees entering keystrokes and making mouse clicks. RPA software drives costs down, while efficiency and accuracy go up.

The problem is that most RPA systems are very expensive and very complex. That means there’s typically a large upfront cost, as well as a significant commitment of IT workers. This puts RPA out of the reach of virtually all small and medium businesses.

That’s where EnableSoft and its Foxtrot RPA software differ.

EnableSoft has literally changed the game by creating a robust RPA platform that is:
• Easy to use.
• Cost-effective for any size organization.
• Scalable.

Many of our customers deploy Foxtrot at the departmental level without ever getting IT involved. That’s unheard of in the RPA marketplace. Setup is a snap and Foxtrot’s user experience is very intuitive. Any user can truly hit the ground running.

Unlike virtually all other RPA software, Foxtrot is priced to be affordable for even the smallest companies. Any organization that currently requires extensive manual data entry and manipulation can benefit from EnableSoft’s cutting-edge RPA technology.

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As important as it is to make Foxtrot available for small to midsize companies, it’s also notable that Foxtrot is highly scalable. This means that even the largest organizations in the world can benefit from EnableSoft’s advanced RPA platform. Like their smaller counterparts, large companies can realize significant upfront savings from Foxtrot’s lower cost compared to competing systems, as well as a much lower total cost of ownership (TCO) due to reduced IT demands. This in turn dramatically increases Foxtrot’s return on investment (ROI).

What makes EnableSoft and Foxtrot So Different?

Among RPA vendors, EnableSoft is a leader in Time to First Value (TFV). Thanks to Foxtrot’s power and ease of use, the time it takes an organization to recognize real, tangible benefits is kept to a bare minimum.

We truly bend the efficiency curve. That’s a documented fact. One U.S. bank doubled its asset size while keeping deposit operations cost constant. This institution attributes this tremendous success exclusively to Foxtrot.

EnableSoft is a pure RPA provider. We aren’t distracted by other products and technologies. Our simple goal is to provide the most powerful, flexible, scalable, affordable RPA solution in the marketplace today.

We back our industry-leading RPA software with world-class support and top-flight professional services, ensuring successful deployment and the fastest possible ROI. Our team of experts will ensure Foxtrot reaches every area of the customer’s organization, making every department as efficient as possible. EnableSoft has established a global network of consultants and resellers who recognize the value that Foxtrot can bring to any size organization.

When it comes to innovation in the RPA marketplace, EnableSoft is leading the way. No other RPA company offers Foxtrot’s winning combination of affordability, an intuitive user interface, a completely scalable platform, and highly functional RPA software. This is why EnableSoft has been able to spread Foxtrot’s reach around the world. Companies in many different countries are taking advantage of this superior RPA technology

EnableSoft, Inc.
Richard Milam, CEO
Phone: 407-233-2616  
Mobile: 407-808-2956
Email: rmilam@enablesoft.com

Florida High Tech Corridor – Growing High Tech Industry & Innovation

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THE FLORIDA HIGH TECH CORRIDOR COUNCIL

THE FLORIDA HIGH TECH CORRIDOR COUNCIL (THE CORRIDOR) IS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE OF THREE OF THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS – THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (UCF), THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF) AND THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (UF) – CREATED TO GROW HIGH TECH INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION IN A 23-COUNTY REGION.

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Established in 1996 to help diversify Florida’s economy by enabling the growth of high tech industry, The Corridor is the product of a collaborative spirit rarely found in environments where economic development entities are naturally in competition. It emerged from the vision of UCF President, Emeritus John Hitt, and a partnership with USF’s Past President, Betty Castor, and grew to include the partnership of UF’s Past President, Bernie Machen. Through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship, its founders believed The Corridor could transform the region and state’s economic landscape to ensure long-term prosperity. They were right.

Today, led by current presidents of the three universities who serve as Council co-chairs – UCF President, Dale Whittaker, USF President, Judy Genshaft, and UF President, Kent Fuchs – it continues to exemplify the motto: “Leave your logos and your egos at the door.”

Its cornerstone Matching Grants Research Program fosters relationships between the universities and high tech industry, engaging dozens of companies from across the region every year in the development of commercially applicable technologies. Research grants have benefited more than 370 companies working alongside more than 400 faculty members and 2,900 students – many of whom went on to work for their industry research partners. With matches of corporate cash and in-kind investments, Corridor funds have generated over $1 billion in downstream impacts.

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Perhaps more meaningful than economic impacts, however, is the program’s impact on thousands of lives through resulting breakthroughs. For example, The Corridor facilitated partnerships for Sanford’s .decimal with researchers from UCF and UF who helped the company refine its cancer treatment devices, which have now served over 67,000 patients.

The Corridor has also touched thousands in its efforts to strengthen the talent pipeline. Its educational program, stemCONNECT, has reached over 5,000 middle school and high school students with virtual demonstrations by experts in various high tech careers. Additionally, its Talent Forum annually brings together university career center directors from around the country and industry professionals to establish relationships for the ongoing exchange of job leads and talent referrals.

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The Corridor also fosters the growth of new business opportunities as a major supporter of the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center, an online directory of business resources and community of over 600 entrepreneurs across Florida, as well as incubation programs at its three universities, which annually rank among the nation’s best.

A proven breeding ground for innovation, The Corridor has been recognized by two U.S. presidents and numerous scientific and economic development organizations. The International Economic Development Council named The Corridor as “the best example in the world for what they do.” Its three research institutions continually rank among the top 100 universities worldwide granted U.S. utility patents.

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Visit The Corridor at www.floridahightech.com,
follow on Facebook and Twitter at @FloridaHighTech
or search on Linkedin for “Florida High Tech Corridor Council.”

BRIDG – Bridging The Innovation Development Gap

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Located at NeoCity – a 500-acre master-planned intuitive community of innovation in Osceola County, less than 20 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and within a mile of the Florida Turnpike – BRIDG is a unique public-private partnership that is at the heart of a technology-based economic transformation currently taking place in Central Florida and positively impacting the entire region and state.

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As an industry-led, not-for-profit organization for advanced sensors, semiconductors, photonics and other advanced nanoscale systems, BRIDG provides research and development capabilities and infrastructure for manufacturing processes and materials geared toward system miniaturization and smart sensor innovation. 

BRIDG operates one of the most versatile 200mm microelectronics fabrication facilities in the world – a 109,000-square-foot building with nearly 60,000 square feet of laboratory/manufacturing space that includes two clean-rooms; one operating at Class 100 standards and the other at Class 10,000.

Focused on the innovative manufacture processes, materials and equipment for next-generation sensors and future high-tech products, BRIDG catalyzes to help bring high-value, quality jobs to Florida. As companies get products through the development cycle, BRIDG provides the necessary infrastructure – talent, equipment, background/foreground IP, etc. – to test ideas and concepts, acting as the bridge to product commercialization. In essence, BRIDG is the state-of-the-art “boutique” lab/fab facility open and flexible enough to keep up with the ever-evolving pace of technology and has space to accommodate a variety of partner-funded activities.

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BRIDG is enabled by investment from founding visionary partners – Osceola County, the University of Central Florida, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council – as well as other partners including the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, Florida International University, Harris Corporation, Siemens, Massey Services, imec, and many others.

With the combination of BRIDG, its partners, and the growth of many sectors of the high technology economy here in Central Florida, the region is steadily becoming recognized as THE place to be if you want to build or grow a high technology-based organization. BRIDG provides the physical infrastructure and collaborative processes to connect challenges and opportunities with solutions, thus “Bridging the Innovation Development Gap” that makes transformation possible.

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Learn more at www.GoBRIDG.com.

200 NeoCity Way
NeoCity, FL 34744
Office: 407-742-4253
@FollowBRIDG

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Underground Refuse Systems – SUPERIOR SOLID WASTE CONTAINMENT AND COLLECTION SYSTEM

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Underground Refuse Systems

THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE BECAME THE FIRST CITY IN THE UNITED STATES TO DEPLOY THIS SUPERIOR SOLID WASTE CONTAINMENT AND COLLECTION SYSTEM.

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Jay Wheeler started Underground Refuse Systems Inc. in 2015, and in 2017 Ron Howse became an equal partner in this exciting new technology. Since becoming fully operational in April 2017, dozens of city representatives from all over the United States have been to Kissimmee for a system demonstration. This new technology poses an exciting option from the old smelly, overflowing, animal infested options currently in use nationwide.

In 2017 Underground Refuse Systems bought the first mold from Europe to start fabricating the 5-ton concrete vaults. The vaults seal the containers, which keep anything from leaking into groundwater. We plan to expand to more components in the 2018-2020 period, and our primary business goal is manufacturing in the United States.

The Future and Smarter Solution for Solid Waste
Containment and Collection

The containers are aesthetically pleasing, take up less space, and are graffiti proof. It eliminates traditional dumpsters and dumpster enclosures from parking lot areas. The units can be creatively wrapped using artwork or advertising. A key-locking mechanism comes with all units to curb illegal dumping and dumpster diving.

This system increases recycling, and organics/composting. There are no banging sounds – reduces noise pollution – and it contains odors. The system works with high water tables and is contained in a five-ton concrete vault keeping anything from leaking into groundwater.

It is the most animal proof solid waste system in the United States. Bears, rats, and people cannot get into these containers. It removes a food source from animals and reduces their population while improving public health and safety. A sensor option is available that transmits when units are full, saving unnecessary trips by the truck and allowing customers only to pay when emptying is needed.

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UCF Business incubator client since 2016
Jim Bowie, Manager of the UCF Business Incubator Kissimmee, says “The incubator accepted Underground Refuse into the program and helped them
establish a solid business foundation. It has allowed the company to focus on growing their sales revenue. Underground Refuse is the type of client
company that the UCF Business Incubator was intended to help. They continue to be an excellent client growing jobs in the Kissimmee/Osceola area.”

This technology is in use currently in France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Turkey, and growing. This solid waste containment and collection system has been
in use worldwide for more than twenty years. Kissimmee is the first North American City to utilize this superior solid waste technology. Schedule a visit, so you too can see the “Art of Invisible Waste” as a first step towards improving the sustainability of your neighborhood.

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Better collection concept – Better living environment
Underground Refuse Systems is the United States agent for Nord Engineering.

111 East Monument Ave.
Suite 401, Kissimmee, FL 34741
Office: 407-944-9000
Cell: 407-973-4141
Email: jay@undergroundrefuse.com
www.undergroundregfuse.com

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iTouchOrlando – an innovative system for delivering eye-catching, highly-targeted digital advertisements directly to customers

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iTouchOrlando has created an innovative system for delivering eye-catching, highly-targeted digital advertisements directly to customers. Building on over  ten years’ experience working in the Orlando, Florida market, the company has developed strategies for the out-of-home advertising industry.

AdOnTheBox Markets

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iTouchOrlando’s first venture, AdOnTheBox, placed high-definition, interactive touch-screen LED “concierge kiosks” in hotels, resorts, and other high traffic tourist locations. With over 100 iTouchOrlando-AdOnTheBox kiosks in place throughout the Orlando, Florida area. These six-foot tall kiosks display digital advertisements from numerous local and national brands. AdOnTheBox kiosks are fully interactive, allowing customers to buy tickets, search local directories, and view multimedia content with only a few touches. In addition to attracting customers with these visually stunning displays, they also store a wealth of data on each advertisement, allowing each business to hone their marketing approach through sophisticated analytics.

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To prepare for the introduction of additional kiosks in Orlando, Michigan, Hawaii and Las Vegas, the Company has partnered with two leaders in online booking—Expedia Local Experts and GolfNow.

The company intends to marry its innovative concierge kiosks with customers’ smartphones via the iTouchLocal mobile application. The iTouchLocal application will not only allow customers to browse local business listings, view promotions, and access discounts on their phones, it will also support an innovative incentive program in which users earn points towards free products. Customers wishing to redeem exclusive discounts from AdOnTheBox kiosks will first have to download the iTouchLocal app, spurring adoption of the technology and allowing brands to continue their interactions with consumers long after they’ve moved on from the kiosk.

iTouchOrlando has also built a pre-concierge call center to market ticket sales to individuals coming to the Orlando area. The call center acts as a  personal concierge agent for customers during the planning process by calling and receiving calls from consumers to book and pay for any ticket-based event; such as guided tours, museums, zoos, theaters, golf courses, theme parks, and family fun centers. After a ticket is purchased through the call center, the ticket is then sent to the customer electronically to be utilized upon entry of the event. Additionally, the company is engaging customers in email and text campaigns as well as social media endorsement for their local and national clients. Reaching out to individuals that have interacted with the kiosk, application, or website for further advertising endeavors, allowing continuous communication between customers and brands. In conjunction with the campaigns, they are also endorsing the various brands through their vast social media following. Thanks to its innovative display systems,
established distribution network, and strong partnerships with Expedia Local Experts and GolfNow, iTouchOrlando is poised to make an immediate and significant impact in regional and national advertising landscape. With the fresh approach to tourism marketing, iTouchOrlando and the AdOnTheBox Network is sure to become a leader in the field.

Phone: (407) 926-4055
Address: 7648 Southland Blvd. Suite #107
Orlando, FL 32809

Website: AdOnTheBox.com
Instagram: iTouchOrlando
Facebook: iTouchOrlando, AdOnTheBox

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