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  • Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI.OB) Sees Patents and Licensing As Key To Power
    The old adage that “knowledge is power” has never been as true as today. The information age has the ability to convert data and process it into money faster than at any other time in history. Ask Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook who, at age 26, finds himself Time’s Person Of The Year, and controlling a net worth of several billion dollars.

    Zuckerberg is, of course, just one of countless individuals and companies that have profited from discovering new ways of using software and hardware to affect people’s lives. Underpinning much of this is the patent system, the complex of rights and regulations that grant various exclusive permissions to patent holders. Although the idea of patents can bring to mind images of the lone inventor, slowly building a manufacturing empire based upon their creative product, holders frequently monetize their patents without manufacturing a thing.

    Take for example Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, an Arizona company that holds patents to technologies critical for turning the spoken word into written text. One of their patents includes 42 claims, covering a broad base of features applicable to potentially every existing Automatic Speech Recognition (NYSE:ASR) product. Another patent includes 18 claims, covering a range of features essential for client-server based ASR products. As a result of these patents, many current participants in the ASR field may be subject to licensing fees. Their portfolio of intellectual property is the foundation of their business model and intended licensing and strategic relationships with other companies. The company is committed to vigorously supporting and defending their patents through infringement and interference proceedings.

    The licensing approach removes all of the risks and costs associated with product development, production, and marketing – things that can easily drain resources and attention from the critical task of patent enforcement. For this reason, licensing is seen as one of the most cost-effective methods of patent monetization. In the case of Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, the speech recognition market is estimated in the billions

    For more information on Voice Recognition Systems, visit the company’s website at AVRSys.com

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  • Azure Dynamics Corp. (AZDDF.PK) Announces Major Sale of 50 Hybrid Electric Units
    Located in Oak Park, Michigan, Azure has evolved into a global leader in the development of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles. Today the company announced they have received an order for 50 Balance Hybrid Electric units from a world leading logistics organization.

    hile the logistics company cannot be named at this time, the same customer previously submitted Azure’s single largest Transit Connect Electric order of 30 units. This order helped place Azure Dynamics in prime position for their future.

    Leading the team at Azure Dynamics is Scott Harrison who serves as the company’s CEO. When asked about the future of Azure, Harrison was quoted as saying, “We’ve long believed that commercial fleet organizations have room for several different alternative energy technologies. Our product portfolio reflects this belief by offering the market-leading Balance Hybrid Electric solution and the innovative Transit Connect Electric EV van. Azure’s latest order demonstrates that the same customer is often interested in multiple technologies and vehicle platforms to best serve diverse fleet needs. We intent to meet that need with industry best solutions.”

    Currently, Azure Dynamics is trading in the $0.40 range. To learn more about this company, visit the company website at: azuredynamics.com.

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    Jan 18 11:48 AM | Link | Comment!
  • National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV.PK) Aims to Become the Nation’s Leading Automation and Control Systems Integrator
    National Automation Services Inc. is a company focused on designing, engineering, installing and maintaining advanced control systems for a wide variety of industries. These industries include water treatment, waste water treatment, power plants, bottling plants, breweries, airports, metals and mining, food processing, plastics, textiles and many other production activities.

    The market leaders in the $500 billion global automation controls market include Siemens, Honeywell, Johnson Control and others. In the tier below the multinationals, it is estimated that there are about 300 local and regional firms in the United States providing automation control services. In general, these smaller firms have an edge over their bigger competitors because they are more flexible. This flexibility allows them to respond better to the needs of local businesses and municipalities.

    NASV has a bold strategy for its growth in this industry. The company aims to acquire and integrate the strongest local and regional players. This would allow NASV to have the efficiencies of a national company while retaining the competitive advantages of a local company that knows its local market very well.

    Of the 300 smaller companies around the country, 42 meet National Automation Services’ criteria for acquisition. NASV has identified 11 of these companies which are to be targeted for acquisition over the next two years. These acquisitions will be the next step in the company’s quest to become the premier provider of automation and control systems nationally. If all goes according to plan for the company, NASV projects year-end 2010 revenues of more than $47 million and year-end 2011 revenues of over $140 million.

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