Published June 17, 2014
Volume 22, Number 6


Business Bits

  • Get Organized with Visioneer Mobile Device      

    Keep your documents and files organized while you are on the road with the new Mobile Organizer by Hacienda-based Visioneer.     

    The Mobile Organizer easily digitizes and organizes documents when you are out of the office. The handy little device scans contracts, receipts, business cards, invoices, magazine articles, documents and photos.     

    It is small enough to fit in any laptop bag and is powered through a USB port. That means one less cable to keep track of and no need to search for a power source.     

    The Mobile Organizer weighs roughly 12 ounces and is the size of a rolled-up magazine. It can scan small documents and larger documents up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches. Images may be scanned in either color or black-and-white.     

    Every image comes out crystal clear, thanks to Visioneer Acuity image enhancement technology. The device produces perfect scans, even from imperfect originals.     

    The organizer comes with software to help organize scanned images, continuous cloud backup service to avoid file loss and permit access from any computer, tools to share documents and guidelines for creating digital files.     

    Visit visioneer.com/products/item.asp?PN=MO to learn more about the new Visioneer Mobile Organizer. Learn more about the entire Visioneer line of scanning solutions at visioneer.com.
  • Apex Named Top 500 Design Firm     

    Apex Companies has been named a top 500 design firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine, ranking as No. 133 on the prestigious list for 2014.      

    "For more than 25 years, we've provided our clients with high-quality service and reduced costs through innovative processes and management," Peter Ceribelli, Apex CEO, said. "This recognition is a great achievement and demonstrates the outstanding work of our dedicated employees across the country."     

    Apex is a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm. It offers comprehensive professional and field services to assess, prevent and cure environmental issues related to water, ground, facilities and air quality.    

    Apex was also named a 2013 top 100 environmental firm by ENR Magazine. The ranking at No. 77 placed the company a full 22 spots higher than its previous ranking and the highest ever for Apex.     

    Fueled by record sales, outstanding client retention and strategic acquisition, Apex was also named a top 30 all-environmental firm for the first time, rated at No. 20 on the list.     

    The Maryland-based Apex has an office in Hacienda. Learn more about Apex at apexcos.com.
  • Waters Introduces New Line of Equipment     

    Waters Corporation recently introduced a new line of CORTECS columns that set a new standard for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column performance.     

    The 2.7-micron silica-based, solid-core particle columns are used in conjunction with the laboratory equipment made by Waters. The columns are consumables, meaning they can be used a few hundred or thousand times before needing to be replaced.     

    The columns separate ingredients to provide an accurate concentration of each ingredient in a product, such as a pharmaceutical, food or beverage.     

    “With the introduction of CORTECS 2.7 micron Columns, Waters now gives chromatographic laboratories the ability to improve the resolution, speed, and sensitivity of their HPLC separations,” Michael Yelle, vice president of the consumables business unit, said.     

    Waters is one of the largest manufacturers of laboratory equipment for scientific labs. The company’s largest market is the pharmaceutical industry, but any industry that needs precise product ingredients might use Waters equipment.     

    The company is based outside Boston in Milford, Massachusetts, with district headquarters in Hacienda. The local office includes a demonstration lab.     

    Learn more about Waters Corporation at waters.com.
  • Better Homes & Gardens Tri-Valley Realty Opens Hacienda Office    

    Better Homes & Gardens Tri-Valley Realty recently opened a new office in Hacienda with more than 75 dynamic and passionate real estate professionals.    

    The company’s Pleasanton office was the No. 1 office in 2013 out of all 32 Northern California and Northern Nevada Better Homes & Gardens offices. The local office recently received the coveted Office of the Year award.    

    The new office is in the Taylor Building at 4733 Chabot Drive, Suite 100.

    Learn more about Better Homes & Gardens Tri-Valley Realty at BHGhome.com/Pleasanton and check out the Facebook page at facebook.com/BHGTriValley.

Compiled By Zoe Francis


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