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Media Advisory: Industry and Academic Leaders Take On Aviation Challenges at Upcoming A

Media Advisory: Industry and Academic Leaders Take On Aviation Challenges at Upcoming A³IR Conference

(PRWEB) December 23, 2013

WHAT: With less than one month until The Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace International Research (A³IR) Conference presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus, discounted registration has been extended for participants through the holidays and a free, open-to-the public FAA general session on the final day focusing on aviation safety has been added.

The two-day groundbreaking event will bring together industry and academic leaders for presentations and discussions covering topics on the cutting edge of aviation and technology.

The 2014 conference will address the following:

    Global Security, Cyber Intelligence & Aviation Safety
    Unmanned Aerial Systems & UAVs – Privacy and Security
    Commercial Space Flight Systems and Safety
    Human Factors, CRM and Aviation Psychology
    Systemic Safety including Fire, Law Enforcement and Emergency Response

The keynote speaker is Robert Sumwalt, current member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A pilot with more than 30 years of experience including 24 years as an airline pilot, Sumwalt was appointed to a two-year term with the NTSB as Vice Chairman in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He was then reappointed to the Board as a member for an additional five-year term by President Barack Obama in 2011. He has been involved with and led numerous airline safety programs and is co-founder of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Critical Incident Response Program, which provides guidance to airline personnel involved in traumatic incidents.

Sumwalt will also speak as the subject matter expert at the free, open-to-the-public FAA session at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 titled “Safety Culture Enhancements.” Embry-Riddle Associate Vice President for Safety Dan McCune and Embry-Riddle Prescott Aviation Safety Program Manager Brian Roggow also will be part of the session.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Please contact Merrie Heath, merrie(dot)heath(at)erau(dot)edu; (928) 777-3901.

Media is invited to attend.

Complete daily conference agenda, participant registration and more information are available online at Follow the event on Twitter @A3IRCON.

WHEN: January 17-18, 2014 (Friday and Saturday)

WHERE: The Wigwam Golf and Spa Resort, 300 East Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. Accommodations for conference participants are available at or by calling (800) 327-0396.

COST: $ 195 – Extended early-bird registration through Dec. 25; $ 250 – regular registration Dec. 26 and beyond until conference is full.

PARTICIPANT CONTACT: Vicki Launders, Office of the Dean/College of Aviation Prescott Campus,; (928) 777-6617

MEDIA CONTACT: Melanie Hanns, Director of University Communications, melanie(dot)hanns(at)erau(dot)edu; (386) 226-7538

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and, and find expert videos at

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CradlePoint Continues to Help NORAD Keep Track of Santa

CradlePoint Continues to Help NORAD Keep Track of Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa

BOISE, Idaho and PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

CradlePoint, the global leader in cloud-managed 3G/4G networking solutions for distributed enterprises, is once again helping NORAD track Santa over the skies of North America. As a member of the NORAD Tracks Santa team, CradlePoint, in partnership with Verizon, assists NORAD in following Santa across the globe, helping children determine his location, and ensuring a safe yuletide journey for Old St. Nick.

More than 1,200 Canadian and American Santa tracking volunteers at the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base will use CradlePoint’s enterprise grade networking solutions to connect to Verizon’s high-speed 4G LTE network. As volunteers in the call center access the Internet to pinpoint Santa’s location, answer emails, update social media, and download apps, CradlePoint’s routers will be used to load balance connectivity across different networks to maximize response times and throughput. Verizon has been providing the toll-free hotline since 2002. In 2012, more than 114,000 calls and 7,000 emails were answered from more than 200 countries.

Starting today at 12:01 AM MST, website visitors can watch Santa make the preparations for his flight. Then, at 4:00 AM MST, trackers worldwide can see Santa’s progress online or speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to noradtrackssanta(at)outlook(dot)com. OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to find Santa’s location anytime today. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations.

Santa tracking starts with NORAD’s radar system called the North American Warning System, which has 47 installations across Canada’s North and Alaska. NORAD monitors the radar closely for indications Santa Claus has left the North Pole. Then, NORAD satellites 22,300 miles above the earth pickup and follow the heat signature given off by Rudolf’s nose (equal to that of a missile launch). Finally, Santa is greeted when he enters North American airspace by NORAD jet fighters. Even though Santa flies faster than any jet fighter, he is nice enough to slow down to let NORAD escort him. All of these systems together provide the Santa Trackers back at the operation center a very good, continuous picture of his whereabouts.

“Throughout the year the men and women of NORAD work hard to provide aerospace security for North America, but for this one night every year, we are able to bring the magic of Christmas to children around the world,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis, a NORAD spokesman. “We at NORAD are honored to be a part of so many peoples’ holiday traditions. Thank you to our many volunteers and our corporate contributors for making this program possible, and we look forward to doing it again next year.”

Santa tracking started back in 1955 when a misprint in a local media advertisement directed children to call Santa direct. Instead of reaching Santa however, the phone rang through to the Crew Commander on duty at the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center. Thus, began the tradition that NORAD has carried on for the past 58 years.


NORAD is a bi-national U.S./Canadian military organization responsible for aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning in the defense of North America. NORAD provides warning of impending missile and air attacks, safeguards the air sovereignty of North America, and maintains airborne forces for defense against attack. NORAD performs this important mission 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, on December 24th each year, NORAD has one additional mission: Tracking Santa around the world! To learn more about NORAD, go to or follow us on Facebook at

About CradlePoint

CradlePoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 3G/4G networking solutions, providing business-grade, secure and reliable connectivity to distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, CradlePoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. CradlePoint is the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in its solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. CradlePoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at or follow on Twitter @CradlePoint.



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Key Joy West Expands their Business from Custom Cable Assembly to Custom Contract Manufacturing

Key Joy West Expands their Business from Custom Cable Assembly to Custom Contract Manufacturing

(PRWEB) December 22, 2013

Key Joy West announces expanding their business from custom cable assembly to custom contract manufacturing. Key Joy West has been at the forefront of custom multi-conductor medical cable manufacturing for over 35 years. In 2008, the US office in Chino, California was established for the sole purpose of expanding into the US market for cable assemblies. Today, Key Joy West announces expanding beyond cable assemblies. Key Joy West will partner with US companies as a contract manufacturer, and market outsourced products in China.

George Hsu, Founder and President of Key Joy West says, “Expanding overseas is no longer a luxury. In today’s global market it is a necessity. In the past, international expansion has been associated with outsourcing or lowering operational overhead, but that’s no longer remotely the case. Today, international expansion is about being where your customers are, opening new markets, and realizing as much growth potential as you can.”

About Key Joy West

Key Joy was established in 1976, we are a professional manufacturer of computer cable assemblies and wire harness of notebook PCs.

We are a leading provider of sophisticated wire and cable products for the Medical Device Industry. We are proud to offer an extensive range of products that can be used in military, electronics, automotive, and the aerospace markets.

We have enjoyed an excellent reputation throughout our thirty-seven years of business. We are sure that you will be quite satisfied with our service and the excellent quality of our goods.


CJ Wang




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CA Mortgage Borrowers Recommend Blue Loan Services In New Reviews

CA Mortgage Borrowers Recommend Blue Loan Services In New Reviews

Blue Loan Services

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2013

Blue Loan Services is a top-rated California full service mortgage company which is run by father and son team, Robert and Brandon Blue. The Blue Loan Services team has been helping California mortgage borrowers to find the best loan products and the lowest wholesale rates and fees for many years. Recent reviews of the company, posted on, draw attention to the company’s fast processing time and praise Blue Loan Services’ professional and courteous service.

One of the recent Blue Loan Services reviews, which gives the company five out of five stars for responsiveness, knowledge, helpfulness and follow through, says, “I contacted Brandon Blue through the internet. I read all his fabulous reviews and he lives up to every single one of them! He is efficient, friendly and knowledgeable and, as I told Brandon, the process to refinance was a breeze. I would absolutely recommend Brandon again and again. You will feel confident in him and his staff’s capable hands!”

Another review from a client who recently closed a refinance loan with Blue Loan Services’ help says, “We had five re-financings done by Mr. Brandon Blue of Blue Home Loans. We found him to be very reliable and honest. He was quite responsive to our queries at various stages of re-financings. His refinancing cost estimates were quite reliable and matched those with the closing statements. We highly recommend him to anyone for their refinancing needs without any reservation. Balbir S. Narang,Professor Dept. of Aerospace Engineering San Diego state University, San Diego”

A client from Simi Valley, CA, who closed a refinance loan this month, says, “After dealing with the banks I decided to find an independent loan agent that had more options in his portfolio. I came up with Brandon Blue and couldn’t be happier! Brandon combined our two mortgages into one at a better rate, which the bank could not do, but did not tell me they couldn’t until they lead me on for two weeks. The whole process was completed in thirty (30) days with Brandon keeping us up to date along the way – no surprises! I will be a return customer for sure.”

These are just a few of the many shining reviews the company has received over the years. Their dedication to excellence and reputation for fast, professional and courteous service has helped the company secure a place as one of the best choices for California home loan borrowers. For more information on how Blue Loan Services can help California home loan borrowers get approved for their home purchase loan or refinance quickly, please visit or call 1-888-929-BLUE (2583) to speak with an experienced mortgage professional.

CA Dept of Real Estate — Licensed Broker #01094374 NMLS #938365

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EXPERT Assembly Services Announces Strategy to Assist the OEM to Reduce Costs

EXPERT Assembly Services Announces Strategy to Assist the OEM to Reduce Costs

Tustin, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

EXPERT Assembly Services, the EMS provider of choice for time sensitive, complex consign and full-turnkey PCB assembly services is the leading supplier of Electronic Manufacturing Services in Southern California. Its skilled and experienced support team provides customers the highest quality, service, and on-time delivery in the industry. Detailed product and service information can be found at

As an OEM solution provider, EXPERT Assembly offers full and partial turnkey solutions and can manage customer systems materials, production, warehousing, and shipping. EXPERT’s OEM strategy is to provide the industry cost-effective products that exceed client expectations. Jack Quinn, CEO of EXPERT Assembly says, “EXPERT Assembly is the leading high quality supplier of Electronic Manufacturing Services in Southern California. With the industry’s most skilled and experienced support team our clients gain the Expert Advantage.” He continues, “Services offered include EXPERT Express pick-up and delivery, materials procurement, PWA manufacturing, testing, BGA X-Ray and automated optical inspection.” Other services offered by EXPERT include metal fabrication, box build, cable assembly and wire harness.

Key benefits of using an OEM solution provider such as EXPERT Assembly include cost effectiveness, improved cash flow, and high quality assembly. EXPERT offers its clients the highest skill level and service available in its market. EXPERT guarantees to meet or exceed the standards set forth in IPC610C, Class II, and Class III Workmanship with 100% Inspection to every board.

Additional benefits of using an OEM provider include its value proposition and efficient services. Quinn states, “Our experienced and highly technical field sales, program management, and production personnel are here to support our customers with the needs and flexibility they deserve and demand.”

EXPERT Assembly’s Southern California portfolio includes more than 100 OEM customers, representing a wide range of end markets including defense, medical, aerospace, government, entertainment, and networking.


Since 1997, EXPERT has become Southern California’s EMS provider of choice for time-critical, complex consign and full-turnkey PCB assembly services. EXPERT’s seamless integration for all aspects of PCB Fab, parts procurement, and assembly on a fast-turn schedule provides our customers the EXPERT Advantage. Please visit for additional information.

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