WaterBriefs: Envirosight, Vivax form strategic alliance

Also in this report: Latest ETVoice highlights new website, technology verifications; Industrial Defender expands global capabilities; Skelly and Loy hires VP, manager for Monroeville office; SNWA seeks abstracts for WaterSmart conference, expo; Tyco Flow Control facility celebrates safety, health honor; WQA online library grows; GE Fanuc director receives award from MESA; President of Invensys's Wonderware business unit appointed; New standard for small-scale distillation testing;...

Dec 6th, 2007

In other news below:
-- Latest ETVoice highlights new website, technology verifications
-- Industrial Defender expands global capabilities
-- Skelly and Loy hires VP, manager for Monroeville office
-- SNWA seeks abstracts for WaterSmart conference, expo
-- Tyco Flow Control facility celebrates safety, health honor
-- WQA online library grows
-- GE Fanuc director receives award from MESA
-- President of Invensys's Wonderware business unit appointed
-- New standard for small-scale distillation testing
-- IBM launches corporate-led energy efficiency certificate program
-- U.S. Conference of Mayors partners with Clinton Foundation

Envirosight, Vivax form strategic alliance
RANDOLPH, NJ, Nov. 7, 2007 -- Envirosight, a world leader in video pipeline inspection, and Vivax, an innovator of push camera and locator technology, have announced a strategic alliance whose goal is to further the development of push camera technology, and to grow the sales channel for such technology throughout the North American market.

The Envirosight product development team will work with Vivax on development of a digital operating platform that will be common among push cameras, mainline crawlers and zoom survey cameras. This will allow operators to maximize the interoperability of their video inspection equipment, enjoy greater functionality, and consolidate their equipment investment.

Vivax plans to leverage Envirosight's strong sales and support channel, which includes more than 25 trained sales partner organizations throughout North America, as well as six authorized service centers.

As part of the strategic alliance, Envirosight will private label Vivax equipment for the North American environmental market, and Vivax will grant Envirosight municipal sales exclusivity. Envirosight will officially launch the new push camera line February 27 at the 2008 Pumper Cleaner Environmental Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.

Among other recent headlines:

Latest ETVoice highlights new website, technology verifications
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 6, 2007 -- Along with the latest verifications, a newly redesigned website for the EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program, administered by NSF International, was announced in the latest e-newsletter, ETVoice, issued Nov. 6...

Industrial Defender expands global capabilities
MANSFIELD, MA, Nov. 6, 2007 -- Industrial Defender Inc., the global Cyber Risk Protection™ leader previously known as Verano Inc., announced a global expansion plan to address growing worldwide demand for cyber security technology and services with the appointment of Donald Simoneau as senior vice president of worldwide operations, reporting to CEO Brian M. Ahern...

Skelly and Loy hires vice president, manager for Monroeville office
MONROEVILLE, PA, Nov. 5, 2007 -- James R. Daley, PMP, recently joined the engineering and environmental consulting firm of Skelly and Loy Inc. as the Vice President and Manager of the firm's Monroeville, Pennsylvania, office...

SNWA seeks abstracts for WaterSmart conference, expo
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5 -- The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is accepting abstracts for the inaugural WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, slated for Oct. 8-10, 2008, in Las Vegas. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Jan. 11, 2008...

Tyco Flow Control facility celebrates safety, health honor
PRINCETON, NJ, Nov. 5, 2007 -- The Tyco Flow Control facility in Black Mountain, N.C., has received approval by the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Division (NCOSH) for participation in the NCDOL Carolina Star program...

WQA online library grows
LISLE, IL, Nov. 5, 2007 -- With the addition of five new publications, information about plumbing, engineering, and drilling issues is now available through the Water Quality Association's online Water Information Library...

GE Fanuc director receives award from MESA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Nov. 5, 2007 -- GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced that Charlie Gifford, GE Fanuc's Director of Lean Production Management, was presented with the MESA Outstanding Contribution Award -- Technical Content 2007 at the organization's annual conference in Orlando, Florida...

President of Invensys's Wonderware business unit appointed
LAKE FOREST, CA, Nov. 5, 2007 -- British engineering firm Invensys plc announced that Sudipta Bhattacharya is taking on a new role within the organization as president of the Wonderware business unit of Invensys. In his new position, Bhattacharya will report to Ulf Henriksson, CEO of Invensys...

New standard for small-scale distillation testing
VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 2, 2007 -- Grabner Instruments' MINDIS sets a new standard in small scale Distillation testing. The ASTM Committee D02 recently approved a new Mini-method for the Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure. The mini-distillation analyzer MINIDIS performs exclusively according to the new standard ASTM D7344-07...

IBM launches corporate-led energy efficiency certificate program
ARMONK, NY, Nov. 2, 2007 -- In an effort to help clients benchmark and improve the efficiency of their IT operations and reduce their environmental impact, IBM announced the industry's first corporate-led initiative to enable clients to earn energy efficiency certificates for reducing the energy needed to run their data centers...

U.S. Conference of Mayors partners with Clinton Foundation
SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2007 -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors has announced a key new partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) that will help catapult the efforts by hundreds of cities to reduce their carbon footprint...

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