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Rice Associates Expands Design-Build Capabilities and Strengthens Geospatial Services with Purchase of Leica Pegasus:One Mobile Mapping Solution


Norcross, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

Keeping construction projects on track just got easier for public agencies and private developers working in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A new mobile mapping solution gives surveyors and mappers the ability to gather detailed planimetric and terrain data 20 times faster than traditional surveying and photogrammetry equipment. This means the data can be quickly processed into final survey data in days, not weeks, giving managers on projects ranging from highway construction to subdivision stake out an improved ability to deliver projects on schedule.

The cutting-edge technology, Leica Pegasus:One, manufactured by Leica Geosystems Inc. and recently acquired by leading Virginia-based survey firm, Rice Associates, Inc., is a compact, highly flexible mobile mapping solution that combines the best of imagery with a traditional terrestrial laser scanner to provide high-quality data acquisition at or near posted roadway speeds.

This technology solution allows Rice Associates’ surveyors and mappers to quickly analyze existing data or provide data for preliminary design. Once captured, the data can be processed and incorporated into final survey data, said David “Charlie” Rice, LS, president of Rice Associates, Inc. This capability is crucial for keeping fast-paced design/build project schedules on track.

The geospatial services provider, with offices in Manassas, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, serves a diverse base of public and private clients. The company has operated a photogrammetric unit for 14 years and partnered with mobile mapping service providers to support its work with the Virginia Department of Transportation. Having its own highly flexible, highly accurate mobile mapping system will allow the firm to offer new design-build capabilities from conception to completion.

We considered a mobile mapping system in the past, but were concerned about maintenance requirements, the capital cost, and the vehicle dependency of most systems, said Rice. The Pegasus:One addresses all issues with a single scan head, calibration is easy, the cost is not prohibitive, and the unit is completely modular. With the Pegasus:One, we can now provide our clients with all geospatial services in house.

The compact Leica Pegasus:One provides a plug-and-play hardware solution, including cameras and LIDAR sensors, enabled by a complete software solution, including data acquisition, calibration, post-processing, viewing, editing and storage modules. It provides an easy process for object capture and referencing into a common Esri GIS-based platform.

Rice Associates has an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality geospatial data to state, municipal and architectural/engineering clients, said Bradley Adams, PE, Manager Mobile Mapping for Leica Geosystems. We are pleased to be able to support them in expanding their business with the addition of this innovative mobile mapping technology.

For more information about Leica Geosystems mobile mapping solutions, visit http://www.leica-geosystems.us/en/Mobile-Mapping_103549.htm.

Rice Associates, Inc. (http://www.ricesurveys.com)

Rice Associates, founded in 1986, is a SWaM Certified and Federal Small Business geospatial services firm providing in-house photogrammetry, LIDAR scanning (mobile, airborne and terrestrial), BIM, conventional surveying and subsurface utility designation and mapping. With offices in Manassas, Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rice Associates has a full-time staff of 67 personnel including ten licensed surveyors, four photogrammetrists, five subsurface utility designators and multiple field and office technicians that possess a high level understanding of project requirements from project planning through project delivery. Project types include rural roadways, interstate highways, bridge structures, airports, rail and transit, storm and sanitary sewer facilities, parks, trails, wetlands, public space developments, and facilities.

Leica Geosystems when it has to be right

With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.







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Alliant Insurance Services Launches Alliant Americas, Expands Commercial Business


Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014

Alliant Insurance Services (http://www.alliant.com), the nations largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has launched Alliant Americas, signifying an aggressive growth strategy for its commercial business. The new organization will expand Alliants middle market presence through strategic acquisitions and investments.

The goal of Alliant Americas is to create a new standard of excellence in middle market insurance solutions, said Tom Corbett, Chairman and CEO of Alliant. The initiative will focus on the acquisition of robust organizations with a shared entrepreneurial culture and value system. This expansion strategy will be built upon the foundation of our existing middle-market business, which stands in a position of great strength.

Alliant Americas acquisition criteria will place a high value on companies in populous areas throughout the United States with a proven history of growth and a strong management team. The organization will be led by Sean McConlogue, who will serve as President of Alliant Americas and be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the group. McConlogue currently serves as President of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services (ASIS) and will continue in this role.

According to McConlogue, Alliant Americas represents a partnership opportunity that is unique in the marketplace.

Alliant Americas will provide a ground-floor opportunity for mid-sized agencies to partner with a growing and influential organization that combines the best in service, expertise, and innovation, he said. This creates a strong value proposition for their client base and access to the capital, sophistication, program relationships, and resources to propel their business to new levels of success.

McConlogue will be supported by Alliants corporate team, which will play a significant role in leading mergers and acquisitions as well as post-closing integration.

Alliant Americas is being built with a deliberate vision, said Greg Zimmer, President and CFO of Alliant. It aims to capture the very best of professional service, investing in organizations and people who share our passion for creating outstanding client relationships. Part of our vision is to enhance these relationships even further by providing our partners with access to Alliant’s proprietary products and expertise. We are pleased that Sean will be directing this effort and are confident that his leadership will take our commercial business to new heights.

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the companys web site at: http://www.alliant.com.







IntensaFireStore.com Expands Modded Controllers Lineup Heading Into the Busy Black Friday and Christmas Buying Season


New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013

The innovative and award winning IntensaFireStore.com, the company behind such controller mod innovations as user customized modded controllers, easy yet powerful Do It Yourself (DIY) controller mod kits and handcrafted specialized modded controllers, introduces industry firsts including Special Limited Edition Controllers and one-of-a-kind Zombie and Skull Controllers all backed by a free 6 month included warranty and the security of UPS delivery now included free of charge.

As theyve been doing for years as the recognized industry pioneer, IntensaFireStore.com continues to focus on its core business model; allowing users to create, customize and style PS3 and Xbox 360 controller mods with functions and designs they never dreamed possible. As usual, each IntensaFireStore.com controller is hand-crafted from the ground up with the only limitations being that of gamers imaginations. IntensaFireStore.com has become known the world over for making any users custom controllers ideas a reality from the very basic yet efficient architecture to unique and unthinkable designs that empower gamers and give them the ability to blow away the competition.

IntensaFireStore.com employees and management pride themselves on expertly providing the gaming community with the extraordinary, high quality, direct from the source, custom controllers that they demand. Not only is their IntensaFire brand ranked number 1 in terms of the newest performance technology and sophistication on the market, but the styling and visual appearance is second to none amongst its competitors. IntensaFireStore.com engineers are also eager to announce that complete implementation of PS4 modded controllers and Xbox One modded controllers is almost complete and will soon be ready for beta testing. Building upon its past successes and analysts positive outlook for the future, IntensaFireStore.com is proud to offer a snapshot of its ever expanding product line, already the largest in the controller mod segment.

This product lines marks the culmination of a significant growth trend at IntensaFireStore.com, but is only seen as a stepping stone in its overall growth strategy and projection. Bringing together the collaboration and creativity of gamers alongside IntensaFireStore.coms technical expertise and market superiority

About us: USA based IntensaFireStore.com is the industry pioneer in offering user customizable rapid fire modded controllers for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Customers enjoy the iron clad, free 6 month parts and labor warranty while gaining the invaluable edge and competition eliminating power of the IntensaFire brand rapid fire user installed kits or professionally modded controllers. IntensaFireStore.com has been in business for 6 plus years has earned an A+ rating with the BBB and has sold its products worldwide.







Clean Water Systems Expands Well Water Treatment Diagram Service


Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2013

Millions of Americans depend on water wells for their drinking water. Often these wells produce safe, high-quality water, but many well waters require some treatment before the water can be used. Water problems such as odor, iron, bacteria, and nitrate are widespread. Water conditions vary widely and there are hundreds of different types of treatment systems required depending on the water chemistry of a particular well water.

Well water treatment systems are now commonly used by millions of homeowners, but many homeowners find it difficult to know how to integrate a water treatment system into their existing water well. Now homeowners, plumbers, well water drillers and pump contractors can have free access to hundreds of well water diagrams so they can understand how various types of well water treatment systems are installed.

“Over the years we have designed hundreds of custom water treatment systems for water well owners, and now these diagrams are finally available for public access,” according to Peter G. Bulfin, President and CEO of Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc.

Well Water Diagrams for aeration systems, soda ash injection systems, chlorinators, iron filter systems, acid neutralizers, turbidity filters, ozone systems, reverse osmosis and many more are now available. New systems and diagrams include no salt water softener systems, arsenic filters, ultraviolet sterilizers, ultra-filtration, whole house reverse osmosis and many other new technologies.

Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc specializes in water treatment of contaminated well water in North America and has over 8000 customers in over 30 countries. The company provides custom easy-to-install water treatment systems and products in a large variety of different types and configurations including systems for removing arsenic, nitrate, iron, manganese, sand, odors, bacteria, turbidity and sediment.