Who hasn’t wanted to go backstage at a concert? Or stand on the sidelines of a major sporting event? Admission credentials are issued at every significant event to identify the areas attendees can access. Many of these badges for concerts, sporting events, festivals and conferences are created at Reno-based Access™ Event Solutions. From satin printed stick-ons to laminated clip-ons to custom shapes to wristbands, customization options abound. Some badges are works of art—meant to help create the atmosphere of the event and later become a commemorative souvenir.
Lithium-ion batteries are not exotic, complicated or big. But if Tesla Motors locates a “gigafactory” here, the lipstick-sized batteries could change Reno’s whole universe. An announcement isn’t expected for months about which among five states would ultimately land the electric car-maker’s battery factory, though Tesla is expected to start breaking ground on two or three spots this summer. If Northern Nevada ultimately wins the factory, the region will need a crash course in “li-ions.”
As adoption and innovation move ahead rapidly, there are many cloud offerings besides file storage. For example, NCET manages 38 events per year with one staff member by taking advantage of Software as a Service (SaaS) for membership and event management, email and social media marketing. Each of these systems leverages cloud storage to a varying extent. My company, Trinity Applied Internet , a typical small business with minimal IT infrastructure, uses the cloud for file storage, our phone service, even our SaaS project management suite.
Fancy numbers are probably the last thing in people’s minds when they bite into a juicy burger. For the folks who raised the animal that made that burger possible, however, there’s a lot of data-crunching that goes on before all that meaty goodness finally makes it to your table. From meat yields per cattle to financial accounting, even the rough-and-tough world of livestock benefits from some good, old nerd know-how. It’s a need that Reno startup EasyKeeper Herd Manager is banking on, as it works on ramping up operations this year.
About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — concluded that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: No state had even considered whether driverless cars should be legal. And yet, Google recently was able to say it wants to give Californians access to a small fleet of prototypes it will make without a steering wheel or pedals. And for that, Google can thank itself and Nevada, and an unorthodox lobbying campaign to shape the road rules of the future in car-obsessed California — and maybe even the rest of the nation — that began with a game-changing conversation in Las Vegas.
DRI is home to the DRIVE-6 Visual Reality Lab. One of only eight in the world, the DRIVE-6 is a sophisticated virtual reality enclosure with six projected surfaces that form all sides of a cube. This is where life-size visual reality prototyping takes place for such projects as casino design, wildfire experiences, desert terrain conditions, desert sand dune development, and mobility in mountain storms.
EE Technologies engineers, manufactures, assembles and ships components ranging from sensors and printed circuit boards to mechanical assemblies for a range of products. In addition to automotive lighting, the company produces lumbar, suspension and bolster systems, wire forms, mechanical control cables and seating components. It also manufactures the electronics for rugged pulsed radar collision avoidance systems for heavy equipment operators. Recently it shipped 20 varieties of sensors for classroom science experiments to Kazakhstan, where every child in the country will receive one.