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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

November 1, 2012

“One of the challenges when you’re a larger hospital is you have an institutional feel because you’re so big,” Sheets says. “We created an identity that says we do highly personalized care in an extraordinary way. That’s something we do, something you can do when you’re a little bit smaller.”

LDS Hospital recently ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the country for women’s services and as the top hospital in the state by U.S. News and World Report, as well as in the top 50 for women’s services by Becker’s Hospital Report.

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Lindon - ACCESSDATA released Mobile Phone Examiner Plus 5.0 (MPE+). This platform offers advanced analysis capabilities and is designed to facilitate mobile device discovery for litigation support personnel addressing e-discovery obligations.

Orem - UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY opened its Agricultural Science building, which will house state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. The university also recently invited the public to view and comment on the university’s evolving master plan.

Orem - SPOTTERRF launched the Spotter C40, a small, low-cost surveillance radar for commercial and homeland security environments. It provides all-weather, 24/7 coverage.

Lindon - LUXUL now offers a wireless bridge client, which is designed to simplify common challenges associated with installing an IP security camera in a remote location. The IP-66 outdoor rated Luxul Xen XAP-1050 allows for the use of any Power-over Ethernet (PoE) enabled IP camera at extended distances from the network source.

Provo - ADAPTIVE COMPUTING partnered with IN-Q-TEL to create a cloud operating system by integrating Moab Cloud Suite and an open source private cloud platform. By integrating best-of-breed components, Adaptive will enable broader applicability of private clouds within the intelligence community as well as in the commercial market.

Lindon - PROFIRE ENERGY filed a patent application related to the company’s new mobile BMS demonstration unit, which displays the company’s product functionality to potential clients in virtually any location, something that was not previously possible.

Provo - ANCESTRY.COM completed its acquisition of ARCHIVES.COM. plans to operate separately, retaining its brand and website.

Lehi - CONSTANT CONTACT renamed the latest version of its event management product to EventSpot. The product also now integrates with ProPay to enable online mobile credit card payment.

Orem - MASSAGE ENVY opened Massage Envy Spa in Utah. In addition to offering customized therapeutic massages, the spa will also provide exclusive Healthy Skin facials featuring Murad skincare products. The 3,200-square-foot spa is at 1068 S. 750 East in Orem.

Provo - VIVINT SOLAR joined the SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (SEIA), a national nonprofit trade group representing all sectors of the U.S. solar energy industry, as a member company on the board of directors. SEIA works with its member companies to educate the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Orem - NUTRIGOLD launched a weight management supplement offering 7-Keto, which is a natural metabolite.

Provo - FUNIUM launched its free Facebook game, Family Village. The game enables players to explore their own family tree while building a virtual, online community associated with the time period in which each of their ancestors lived.

Provo - BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY conducted research that measured the neural activity of women while they viewed food images, both following a morning of exercise and a morning without exercise. The study found their attention response to the food pictures decreased after the brisk workout.

Vivint to be Acquired by Blackstone

Provo - VIVINT and BLACKSTONE announced a definitive agreement under which a fund managed by Blackstone will acquire Provo-based Vivint for $2 billion—one of Utah’s largest transactions. Vivint is the largest home automation services company in North America and second-largest residential security services provider.

“This acquisition by Blackstone is the next milestone needed to continue executing on our vision of connecting customers to the things that matter most to them—their homes, families, health, cars and businesses,” says Todd Pedersen, co-founder and CEO of Vivint. “Our partnership with Blackstone will enable us to expand upon our technology-based platform, accelerate the development and release of new services and enter new markets. I am excited about our future and honored to lead the company into this exciting new era.”

The partnership with Blackstone is expected to enable Vivint to extend its position in the home automation marketplace, while developing innovative new technologies, products and services designed to expand the company’s influence beyond the home environment into the automobile, the workplace, areas of recreation and other core spheres of human activity. The company will retain its existing management team, driving its award-winning customer service approach. It will also continue to expand its sales force.

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