Roundup: BroadNeeds, Infor, logistics forum, Honeywell-Gestor

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

BroadNeeds, a São Paulo-based IT solutions developer for digital communications, has launched a new technology for retail networks incorporating a media digital signage solution in barcode readers, the company said in a statement.

"Our solution is not limited to reading prices. We have developed a tool that shows the name, description, photos, videos, animations, detailed specifications of the products and special offers," BroadNeeds director Christian Pinheiro said.

BroadNeeds specializes in corporate virtual communication, as well as digital audio and video streaming solutions.

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US software company Infor has launched a global channel recruitment program that includes Latin America, the company said in a statement.

The program is part of the Infor Partner Network (IPN) initiative, looking to strengthen support provided to channels and double revenues generated by channel partners in the next three years.

Under the program, Latin American channels will have access to resources and tools to help them to expand their offers and profits. The plan includes a stratified fee structure, as well as programs for training and certification.


Colombian firm Sala de las Américas is holding its second international IT and security forum for the logistics industry, the company said in a statement.

The event will take place in capital Bogotá on November 22 and is aimed at entrepreneurs, executives, professionals and academics from the distribution, logistics, transport, IT and services industries.

The forum will focus on open source for the corporate market, logistics security, open source applications for the logistics value chain, and satellite monitoring systems for logistics optimization.


US company Honeywell Scanning & Mobility (HSM) has partnered with Brazilian IT solutions provider Gestor Tecnologia da Informação, HSM said in a statement.

"The partnership aims to provide a complete automation solution for the retail segment," HSM business manager Vancler Vieira said. "Gestor developed solutions designed specifically for that sector but needed data collectors and bar code readers to meet the demand of its customers."

According to Gestor CEO Gustavo Marques Dias, the company's solutions will eventually include a Honeywell data collector or a reader.