VizyPay, a West Des Moines-based payment processing company, has acquired Nevada-based competitor Echo Daily, the company announced last week. VizyPay will open a second office location in Lake Tahoe, Nev., and is gaining proprietary technology for a point-of-service loyalty program to expand existing service offerings to small business owners, the company said in a statement.
Studio Iowa partner Ryan Tow demonstrates the the virtual reality data center layout designed for students at the DMACC West Campus’ Microsoft Datacenter Learning Academy. DMACC and Studio Iowa unveiled the Virtual Learning Lab on Wednesday during DMACC’s ciLive! sessions on the West Des Moines campus. Photo by Kate Hayden Data centers in Iowa are […]
MākuSafe, the West Des Moines-based wearable technology startup designing for industrial employee safety, will launch its wearable armband device and MākuSmart SaaS platform later this month, the company announced on Tuesday. The company will produce a limited number of hardware devices for 2020, of which approximately a third have been reserved by industrial users and workers’ […]
Des Moines Area Community College is opening a new training lab featuring virtual reality and augmented reality technologies at the West DMACC Campus Microsoft Datacenter Academy. Microsoft is providing $30,000 in funding support for the first phase of the new Virtual Learning Lab’s production. The lab will include about 200 server racks and will incorporate […]
The West Des Moines City Council is reviewing a building lease in Valley Junction that houses the West Des Moines Business Incubator and Gravitate Coworking after a council workshop on Monday night. The West Des Moines Business Incubator leases a Valley Junction building from the city for $1 a year, and subleases the building to […]
West Des Moines-based automation services distributor Ramco Innovations acquired Richard Greene Company of St. Louis, Mo., Ramco announced this week. The acquisition will allow Ramco to expand in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and offer a larger product offering, said Hank Norem, president of Ramco Innovations.
The new decade has a promising start for a West Des Moines-based wearable technology safety company – as MākuSafe prepares for a small-scale market launch of its flagship armband and software system for industrial employers. MākuSafe will distribute about 8,000 wearable devices to initial customers in U.S.-based manufacturing facilities, or up to 80 devices per […]
At the Technology Association of Iowa’s recent Catalysts event, retiring Executive Vice President Gary Scholten of Principal Financial Group said he has watched the fight for growth in Iowa’s tech scene. “About 10 years ago TAI commissioned a study, and at that time they determined that about 10% of the jobs in Iowa were linked […]
City staff members are investigating after finding malware on the city of West Des Moines’ computer network, KCCI reports. On Monday, the West Des Moines Fire Department said that the extent and impact of the malware was unknown but that police, fire, EMS and dispatch services were operating as normal.
The West Des Moines-based agritech startup droneSAR is rebranding to Sigma0 (pronounced Sigma zero) as the company evolves beyond drone services, Sigma0 announced this week. “We are a company developing insights about crops using radar technology. Our sensors support aerial and ground based platforms, not just drones, so it was vital to choose a new […]