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Member Driven Technologies Concludes 2020 with Strong Momentum

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Member Driven Technologies (MDT), a CUSO that hosts the Episys core platform from Symitar to provide a private cloud alternative for core processing and IT needs, today shared highlights from its unique 17th year in business.

2020 marked significant growth and success for MDT, both with clients and internally. The CUSO signed three new credit unions, successfully onboarded six and secured 10 client contract renewals (with an average renewal term of six years). Out of the six conversions completed last year, four were virtual. MDT quickly shifted its strategy to accommodate pandemic-related restrictions, prioritizing frequent check ins and video chats to ensure these projects were executed efficiently and effectively. All four virtual conversions were a success and even completed within the original timelines.

The company also added more than 30 new products and/or enhancements to its offerings, many of which helped credit unions and members navigate the pandemics impacts. These updates included Banno Online and Mobile and a new, sophisticated eSign solution. This continued prioritization of technology is reflective of MDTs dedication to delivering an open platform, allowing credit unions to select and implement the products and services that best meet their unique needs.

Despite external challenges, MDT continued to put its people and community first; the company hired five new employees and awarded five promotions last year. The CUSO also hosted a virtual talent show (MDTs Got Talent Zoomathon), raising $20,000 for the United Way Organization in Montana and #FeedtheFrontLine in Detroit, helping to provide meals to essential hospital workers. Demonstrating its commitment to equality for all, MDT launched a social justice committee last year, aimed at promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion.

MDT received both national and local recognition for its dynamic culture. The CUSO was acknowledged as a Best Fintech to Work for by Arizent based on feedback from employee surveys inquiring about factors such as workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics and the overall employee experience. Crains Detroit Business also recognized MDT as a 2020 Cool Place to Work in Michigan for the fourth consecutive year, ranking no. 16 among medium sized companies on the list.

While 2020 brought a unique set of difficulties, we were proud of how our organization responded, stepping up for our credit union clients and our employees during a time of great uncertainty, said Larry Nichols, CEO and president of MDT. As we look ahead to 2021 and beyond, MDT will continue to prioritize supporting our people and communities, as well as delivering the open, modern technology our credit union clients need to make a difference and succeed.

About Member Driven Technologies

Member Driven Technologies (MDT) provides a private cloud alternative for core processing and IT needs. The CUSO hosts the Episys core platform from Symitar, as well as dozens of complementary solutions and supporting services to help run the entire institution, such as digital banking, payments, lending, security, continuity and regulatory solutions as well as imaging, consulting and hardware purchasing services. MDTs open platform allows credit unions to seamlessly integrate with virtually any technology provider of their choosing. By alleviating the technology burden, MDT frees credit unions to focus more on member service. With the CUSOs hybrid approach to outsourcing, credit unions across the country are boosting efficiencies, enhancing cybersecurity and business continuity and reducing costs. MDT serves credit unions representing more than $22 billion in assets and approximately two million members. Visit mdtmi.com or follow @memberdriven for more information.

Maggie Wise

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South Korean Startup bitsensing Partners with Infineon Technologies to Introduce Innovative In-Cabin Sensing Solution

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The MOD620 Combines bitsensing’s Groundbreaking Radar Technology with Infineon’s Industry Leading Chipsets

 

SEOUL, KOREA – Media OutReach – 16 February 2021 – Today, bitsensing, a South Korean imaging radar
technology startup, announces a partnership
with world leader in semiconductor solutions Infineon Technologies to revolutionize the in-cabin experience with the
launch of the 60GHz MOD620 radar. The MOD620 was designed by bitsensing and
enabled by Infineon to provide a powerful safety monitoring solution that
drivers can trust.

 

According to the Heatstroke Deaths of
Children in Vehicles, Jan Null, San Jose State University, since the 1990s, 54%
of children dying in hot cars
was because they were forgotten by their caregivers. The MOD620 prevents this
type of casualty by efficiently detecting the presence and vital signs of
in-cabin occupants and sending the driver alerts if a child is left unattended
inside a car. Designed by bitsensing engineers and enabled by Infineon, the
MOD620 comprehensive monitoring solution matches the specific in-cabin
requirements for any vehicle offering continuous and limitless detection, regardless
of clothes or blankets.

 

“Our partnership with Infineon
demonstrates the significant progress we are making towards building safer
smart cities and elevating connected living by designing radar solutions for
all. This is an important moment in our company’s history as we have dedicated
the last three years to strategically engineering advanced radar technology that
can utilize existing top tier chipsets to address this need in the market,”
said Dr. Jae-Eun Lee, CEO of bitsensing. “bitsensing is the first and only Korean
startup that can deliver all aspects of auto grade radar solutions, in-house.
Our world-class engineers designed the MOD620 with the Infineon Chipset to
offer a new level of confidence in safety for an industry that demands
excellence, reliability, and unmatched intelligence.”

 

To build the premier in-cabin sensing
radar, bitsensing rearranged the hardware configuration and redesigned the
antenna. Powerful computing is achieved through the MCU making it possible for
radar data to be signal-processed and calculated. The MMIC transmits and
receives signals through electro-magnetic waves for detection while the antenna
is integrated with RF energy from the radar transmission line into the
propagation medium and vice versa. These components work together seamlessly
for an advanced caliber of radar performance.

 

“The engineers of bitsensing have years
of experience in optimizing chipsets. Working with Infineon’s state of the
art radar offering, this allowed them to strategically and systematically
arrange components for the MOD620’s best-in-class radar performance,” says Mr.
How Cheen Ng, Director, Partnership Management & Digital Marketing
Communication, Infineon Asia Pacific. “Leading in innovation and committing to
meaningful partnerships to develop cutting-edge technologies is at the core of
what we do at Infineon. This powerful partnership produced a solution that
truly transcends safety and creates a better quality of life for all.”

Versatile Single Radar Solution Featuring
Safety Performance

 

The MOD620 reliably detects in-car
passenger presence and location. It can also detect in real-time the presence
of a child left in a car, even when the car is shut down and locked as well as
monitor the vital signs of occupants and send an alert if there are any
abnormalities. bitsensing’s in-house specialists partnered with various labs
from top universities to obtain the most accurate data to produce this radar
that can accurately detect. The MOD620 offers a safe monitoring solution that
is necessary for the optimal autonomous driving experience.

 

Limitless Detection

 

bitsensing’s MOD620 captures all
rear-seat space maintaining the top quality for in-cabin solutions. The
120-degree field of view combined with the customizable detection range up to
2.5m provides an increased level of performance. Privacy concerns are also
eliminated with the MOD620 as it does not rely on cameras for presence
detection. 

 

Customizable Antenna Design

 

The rearrangeable antenna in the MOD620
allows for customization in channel length compensation, Field of View, and
matching circuits for transmitters and receivers. bitsensing’s unique expertise
in customizable antenna design allows for a quick and efficient process in
matching specific in-cabin requirements for any vehicle. The MOD620 is a
customizable cost-efficient radar that works in high-speed cars, day or night,
with no interference to seatbelts.

 

To view the MOD620 informational product
video, please visit https://youtu.be/hGI7vuXEzNI.
If you are interested in learning more about our radar solution offerings,
please visit www.bitsensing.com.

About bitsensing

bitsensing is an imaging radar technology company committed to building safer smart cities and elevating connected living by designing cutting-edge sensor fusions and AI solutions bringing an unprecedented level of intelligence to smart living. Founded in 2018 by seasoned automotive experts, bitsensing is one of the only startups delivering optimal technologies that meet and exceed the high level of safety and convenience that the industry demands with automotive grade radar technology. bitsensing is transforming possibilities to bring democratization of smart life in mobility, smart home and building, robotics, security, healthcare, and beyond.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that makes life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon are the key to a better future. In the 2020 fiscal year (ending 30 September), Infineon reported revenue of more than €8.5 billion with a workforce of some 46,700 people worldwide. Following the acquisition of the US company Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon is now a global top 10 semiconductor company. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).  Further information is available at www.infineon.com.

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Arlo Launches New Battery-Powered, Wire-Free Essential Video Doorbell In Singapore

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Industry-Leading 180-Degree Field-of-View with Square 1:1 Aspect Ratio Delivers Most Complete Front-Entry Protection, With Direct-to-Mobile Video Calls for Faster Response

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 16
February 2021 – Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:
ARLO), one of the leading internet-connected camera brands, today announced the launch of
its all-new Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free which brings the award-winning features of
its popular Wired Video Doorbell to an easy-to-install, wire-free,
battery-powered design. Arlo’s latest front-entry solution — which joins a
robust ecosystem of home security products and services — captures what conventional
video doorbells can’t. An industry-leading, 180-degree viewing angle with a square,
1:1 aspect ratio ensures users can see packages on the ground or visitors from
head-to-toe on their mobile devices. HD video resolution combined with
direct-to-mobile video calls, clear, two-way audio and personalised alerts, allow
users to quickly reply to guests or take action. Able to connect directly to
WiFi, the latest solution can be powered by its rechargeable battery1
or be hardwired for continuous charging2. With a RRP of S$329, the Arlo
Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free is now available at
major retailers including Harvey Norman, Challenger as well
as the official Arlo stores on Lazada
Singapore
and
Shopee
Singapore
.

 

“In today’s world, having a smart video
doorbell at your front door is more valuable than ever,” said Brad Little, Vice President & Managing Director
APAC. “Unlike other video doorbells that
can lag in response time, our new Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free leverages
the latest hardware and software advancements for swift, comprehensive
monitoring. Industry-leading picture and audio quality combined with our
AI-based subscription service, Arlo Smart, enable complete front door
protection. Users can receive smart notifications and secure, simple access via
the Arlo App, allowing them to quickly and easily live stream or respond to
guests.”

 

Direct-to-mobile video calls, clear, two-way
audio and pre-recorded quick-reply messages all enable convenient, in-the-moment
communication with visitors. Traditionally, video doorbells require users to
take multiple steps to view and respond to guests once receiving a
notification, causing delays where a user could easily miss their visitor. The Arlo
Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free solves this problem by sending a live, HD
video call right to the user’s smartphone once the doorbell is pressed,
enabling them to quickly take action by deploying a response.

 

Features of the all-new Arlo Essential Video
Doorbell Wire-Free include:

 

  • 180°
    Viewing Angle:
    Optimised for the
    front door with a 1:1 aspect ratio so you can see a person from head to toe or
    a package on the ground
  • Direct-to-Mobile
    Video Call:
    Calls your phone
    directly so you never miss a visitor
  • Multiple
    Powering Options
    : Install without
    wires using the rechargeable battery1, or hardwire to existing
    wiring for continuous charging2
  • Motion
    Detection and Alerts:
    Receive
    alerts when motion is detected
  • Angle
    Mount:
    Easily adjust viewing
    angle to fully and clearly see visitors
  • 2-Way
    Audio:
    Hear what matters with clear,
    noise-cancelling audio
  • More Ways to Answer: Quick Reply Messages enable
    users to play pre-recorded messages for instant response to guests
  • Visitor
    Messaging:
    Guests can leave
    you a voice message if you’re unable to answer the door, and you can listen
    remotely at your convenience
  • HD
    Video with HDR:
    Capture vivid
    detail in bright and dark areas with HDR
  • Night
    Vision:
    See who’s at your door
    at night, even without a light on
  • Weather
    Resistant:
    Designed to
    withstand heat, cold, rain or sun
  • Platform
    Compatibility:
    Works with Alexa,
    Google Assistant and IFTTT for easy interaction, automation, and control
  • Direct
    to WiFi
    : Connects directly to
    WiFi for simple setup allowing it to function as a standalone home security solution without the need for a separate
    base station
  • Built-In
    Smart Siren:
    Trigger your
    siren automatically or manually from the Arlo app during an event
  • Silent
    Mode:
    Temporarily disable
    incoming calls, Arlo Chime melodies, and/or traditional chime rings
  • Notifications
    that Matter:
    Get alerts when
    your Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free spots people, vehicles, animals or a
    package with Arlo Smart via an included three-month trial with rolling 30-day
    cloud recordings

 

The purchase of an Arlo Essential Video
Doorbell Wire-Free unlocks a complimentary three-month trial to Arlo’s AI subscription-based
service, Arlo Smart. Users will receive access to 30-days of rolling HD video
recordings to store and view video clips. Notification settings can be
adjusted, enabling Arlo Smart subscribers to fully customise their experience
to spot people, vehicles, animals or packages3. Controlled entirely through
the Arlo app, users can easily view live streams and recordings, adjust their
camera settings or access cloud recordings.

 

For more information on the full range of Arlo smart home security products and services, visit https://www.arlo.com/asia/.

1 Rechargeable battery lasts from three to
six months on one charge

2 If choosing to hardwire, users will need
existing electrical/doorbell wiring with voltage between 8V AC and 24V AC

3 Personalised
alerts made available through the complimentary three-month Arlo Smart trial
subscription

About Arlo Technologies, Inc.

Arlo is the award-winning, industry leader that is transforming the way people experience the connected lifestyle. Arlo’s deep expertise in product design, wireless connectivity, cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge AI capabilities focuses on delivering a seamless, smart home experience for Arlo users that is easy to setup and interact with every day. The company’s cloud-based platform provides users with visibility, insight and a powerful means to help protect and connect in real-time with the people and things that matter most, from any location with a Wi-Fi or a mobile connection. To date, Arlo has launched several categories of award-winning smart connected devices, including wire-free smart Wi-Fi and 4G-enabled security cameras, audio and video doorbells, and floodlight.  

 

With a mission to bring users peace of mind, Arlo is as passionate about protecting user privacy as it is about safeguarding homes and families. Arlo is committed to supporting industry standards for data protection designed to keep users’ personal information private and in their control. Arlo doesn’t monetise personal data, provides enhanced controls for user data, supports privacy legislation, keeps user data safely secure, and puts security at the forefront of company culture.

 

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “anticipate,” “expect,” “believe,” “will,” “may,” “should,” “estimate,” “project,” “outlook,” “forecast” or other similar words are used to identify such forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. The forward-looking statements represent Arlo Technologies, Inc.’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events based on information available at the time such statements were made and include statements regarding: Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free, Arlo Smart, and future Arlo products. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including the following: future demand for the Company’s products may be lower than anticipated; consumers may choose not to adopt the Company’s new product offerings or adopt competing products; and product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions. Further, certain forward-looking statements are based on assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect Arlo and its business are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risk factors described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. Given these circumstances, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Arlo undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Knowledgehook to boost maths attainment across Australia

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Knowledge aims to accelerate recent improvements in math attainment levels, across all age groups, in Australia. The Learner First to distribute Knowledgehook technology across Australia.

 

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – News Direct – 16
February 2021 – Knowledgehook, the
world’s most comprehensive mathematics learning platform, has launched in
Australia as the nation’s teachers turn a corner in addressing low maths
attainment levels for young people. It is now available to schools across the
country for children in Year 3 to Year 10 classes, through The Learner First, a
consultancy working with schools across Australia.

 

The latest TIMSS (Trends in
International Mathematics and Science Study) found that Australia’s achievement
in mathematics has improved since 2015. However, Year 4 mathematics achievement
has not changed since 2007. One of the biggest challenges facing educators is
to find better ways to meet the learning needs of the many students who fall
behind in schools, failing to meet year-level expectations (often year after
year) and, as a consequence, become increasingly disengaged.

 

Knowledgehook’s proprietary technology
harnesses the power of data to track where students are on their math journey.
Their programmes connect a child’s at-home learning with in-school education,
providing real-time insights to teachers on learning gaps. This empowers
teachers to develop an understanding of the maths concepts related to their
students’ challenges, enabling them to adjust instruction and monitor student
progress.

Knowledgehook: The Instructional Guidance System for
teachers

 

As Knowledgehook launches across
Australia, former Australian Mathematics
Curriculum leader, Margaret Bigelow
, commented: “Australia’s results
in international testing are improving. The impact of a national approach to
teaching and learning Mathematics has impacted on this improved outcome.
Teachers need to be supported to maintain this trajectory of improvement by
having the ideas and tools to enhance the engagement of their students to
develop critical and creative thinking and further mathematical skills. This will
enable students to adjust to the ever-changing demands and challenges of life
in the future.”

 

“Knowledgehook was inspired by my own
struggle with maths as a child,” explained CoFounder and CEO of Knowledgehook, Travis Ratnam. “Having the
right, personalised guidance makes all the difference and every student
deserves to have a teacher who has access to the best pedagogical tools, and
parents who have insights into their learning. Our platform is not a game, it
pulls together a 360 view on a child’s learning journey enabling people around
them to improve the child’s math experience and outcomes.

Knowledgehook founders: (L to R) Travis Ratnam and Qamar
Qureshi

 

In launching Knowledgehook across
Australia, Joanne McEachen, Founder and
CEO of The Learner First
commented: “I love the fact maths support is
available 24/7 so when a learner struggles with a math’s concept, the teacher
can access professional learning and development to help support both the
learner and the teacher on the spot. Moreover, it helps teachers retrace their
approach and identifies what may have been missed allowing them to recover and
embed essential skills and concepts. Quite simply, it is what we have been
missing for years and it will certainly complement the current trajectory of
further improving math’s performance and disposition in Australian students.”

 

Knowledgehook’s AI-enabled platform has
grown to support schools across the US, Mexico, and the UK. It is designed to
scale across multiple countries and languages developing teacher capacity while
engaging students and providing actionable insights for parents. Over the
years, Knowledgehook’s research-based solution has garnered industryleading
partnerships and investments from the most recognised global education bodies,
notably from the University College of London (UCL), the global leader in
education research.

 

Knowledgehook actively collaborates with
governments around the world while also working directly with schools and their
suppliers, to offer curriculum-aligned solutions. The company currently
empowers teachers in more than 100,000 schools. In 2021, it is anticipated the
solution will reach 50,000,000 students globally. “We have received growing
interest for our technology and expertise to be applied to other subjects and
we look forward to expanding our solution to empower more educators and support
the learning of students to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow,” Qamar Qureshi, President and Chief Business
Officer
added.

 

About Knowledgehook

Knowledgehook, a leading educational technology company, empowers hundreds of thousands of teachers and parents to collaboratively support the mathematics learning journey of millions of students worldwide.

 

Winner of Google’s Game Changer Award and named Top Disruptor by BNN, its platform analyses student understanding through engaging assessments, providing real-time personalised solutions to close learning gaps between classroom teaching and at-home learning.

 

Designed by leading numeracy and research experts, Knowledgehook’s Instructional Guidance System is known for reinventing how online technology supports education and educators, while inspiring the problem solvers of tomorrow.

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