NASTF Session at AAPEX to Spotlight OEM Service Information for Technicians | Business Wire

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will kick off its

Fall 2017 General Meeting at AAPEX

on Wednesday, Nov. 1, with a presentation to emphasize the value of OEM

technical information websites for technicians working outside

franchised dealerships. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global

automotive aftermarket industry and is held annually at the Sands Expo

in Las Vegas.

The session, “The Most Underused OEM Service Info Resources,”

will familiarize attendees with the 40 light vehicle and heavy duty OEMs

that provide service information resources for access by technicians

outside their franchise dealership. It'll help independent technicians

realize the full value of information provided on any one of the OEM

technical information websites.

Biometric Safes – Technology To The Fore

Security has come a long way over the years and one of the foremost developments has been biometric safes. Biometric technology is used in these safes that identify the licensed users of the safes. While biometric technology is incorporated, it improves the safety of the safes and makes it right for storing quite sensitive papers and materials. Some safes work totally on biometric technical features whereas a few use the card slot or lock and key operations also.
Mankind features are used to let the user of the safe to reach the materials. Many of these aspects used are the verification of the iris, finger prints, voice identification, hand prints, as well as DNA test. Finger marks are greatly known detection prints. This is because finger prints are too and fingerprint scanners are convenient to be kept on the safes. Many advanced biometric safes utilize the united recognition prints like finger marks and voice detection. This will make the safe greatly safer as compared to a traditional one.
While programming a biometric safe, you are able to put the legal consumers to the record and re-encoding is practical as well. But this re-encoding can be permitted just for an individual with inspector or officer rights. Certain safes have a fear characteristic that gets triggered when some person attempts to open the safe vigorously. This will alert other people and thus keep the material of safe in safety. There are some technical biometric safes that are water proof and fire resistant. In these safes there would be a shielding shelter or cupboard that safe guards the belongings of the safe from such misfortunes.
You can easily use these safes in a range of destinations ranging from your very own home to also your nearby banking facility. At banks, these can be utilized...

The meeting also will feature two additional sessions. During “TechForce

Foundation is on the Road to GREAT Techs,” attendees will learn

about a coordinated solution for the long-debated shortage of qualified

technicians. This session will accelerate the industry on the road to

recruiting young adults into the technician profession, developing them

into great technicians and keeping them with a lifetime of opportunities.

The session, “Changes are Coming to the SAE J1962 DLC,” will

discuss the simple 16-pin data link and what’s in store for the future.

Since 1996, all new light vehicles in the American marketplace have

connected to the outside world with this data port. With progress of

advanced vehicle technology, change is inevitable.

The meeting will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., PDT, Casanova 606, at

the Sands Expo. It doesn't require registration, however, registration

VirtusaPolaris Receives Stevie Award Recognitions for Investor Relations and Technical Innovation | Business Wire

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, today announced that it has been awarded two Stevie Award recognitions; a Gold award for Investor Relations and a Silver award for Most Innovative Technology Company of the Year. The American Business Awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, a U.S.-based business awards program.

“We’re honored to receive these Stevie Awards in recognition of our investor relations program, and for being one of the most innovative companies in the technology industry,” said Ranjan Kalia, chief financial officer, VirtusaPolaris. “We pride ourselves on constantly striving to develop the most innovative solution sets that accelerate business outcomes for our clients. That same dedication to excellence extends to our investor relations program, where our guiding principles are to maintain a high level of transparency and visibility with the investment community at all times.”

As a Gold winner in Investor Relations, VirtusaPolaris was recognized for its comprehensive and deep engagement with its investors and the...

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AAPEX is a trade-only event and isn't open to the general public. Registration

for approved and credentialed media is free and can be completed at

AAPEX 2017 is expected to feature 2,200 exhibiting companies. Will

take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2. Approximately

158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140

countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA



NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps

in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information,

service training, diagnostic tools. Equipment for the benefit of

automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was

incorporated in 2006 as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.

Additional details can be found at


AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry

and is co-owned by the Auto

Care Association and the Automotive

Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle

aftermarket division of the Motor &. Equipment Manufacturers Association

(MEMA). For more information, visit

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