Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Agencyport Software Releases New Version -AgencyPortal(R)

Agencyport Software, a important provider of software and services to the global insurance and reinsurance industries, today announced the immediate availability of AgencyPortal(R) 4.5, the latest version of its market-leading platform for insurance companies to offer self-service portals to their retail agents, brokers, MGAs and policyholders. Agencyport made the declaration at the 2012 ACORD-LOMA Insurance Systems Forum in Orlando, Florida.

 Over thirty P&C insurance carriers currently use AgencyPortal(R) across personal, commercial, specialty and reinsurance lines of business in several countries including all 50 U.S. states. New usability features such as account management capabilities, predictive analytics and user history tracking are introduced in this release. Each feature is also configurable in the AgencyPortal(R) Toolkit

AgencyPortal(R) 4.5 ships with an important new Account Management feature that carriers can enable in their agent portals for all lines of business. AgencyPortal(R) Account Management allows agents to quickly determine account eligibility for multiple lines of business based on the carrier appetite for the risk as well as whether or not a specific line is currently reserved. 

Common information on the agents' accounts is used to pre-fill the quote data, saving keystrokes and time and incentivizing agents to quote multiple policies at a discounted premium. Account Management also allows carriers to respond to common agent requests for a single view of all in-force, quoted, and historical policies for all lines of business associated with a specific account.

Friday, 4 May 2012

The new Smartphone Launched - Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone launch event in London. The Korean manufacturer has stated that India is in the first list of countries getting their hands on the all new Galaxy S III.

 Samsung Electronics unveiled a new top-of-the-range Galaxy Smartphone in London updating the most direct competitor to Apple's iPhone with a larger touch screen and more powerful processor. 

The new Galaxy SIII model will have a 4.8 inch touch screen, 8 megapixel camera and will use the latest version of Google's Android (Ice Cream Sandwich). The smart phone will be launched in the first week of June, just after the May 29 debut in Europe. Coming to another important detail, Galaxy S III will be priced at Rs. 38,000 (MRP), while the street price is expected to be around Rs. 34,000. 

Key Specifications

• 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) display
• Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 
• 8MP Auto Focus rear camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI
• 1.9MP front camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI 
• Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p) 
• Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR
• Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS 
• NFC, Bluetooth 4.0(LE) 
• 16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) + microSD slot (up to 64GB) 
• Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g
 • Battery: 2,100 mAh

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Innovative Technology Detecting Radioactive Material

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have generated a new prototype radiation detection device for use at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere.

Using new materials and nanotechnology techniques, they've developed the Nano-photonic Composite Scintillation Detector, which combines rare-earth elements and other materials at the nanoscale to improve sensitivity, accuracy and robustness.

The co-principal researcher Bernd Kahn said that, “US security personnel have to be on guard against two types of nuclear attack - true nuclear bombs, and devices that seek to harm people by dispersing radioactive material and both of these threats can be successfully detected by the right technology."

There are currently two common types of radiation detectors: scintillation detector, which usually employ a single crystal of sodium iodide or a similar material, and solid-state detectors based on semiconducting materials such as germanium.

Both technologies can detect gamma rays and subatomic particles emitted by nuclear material, but have drawbacks. The large sodium iodide crystals required for scintillation detectors are typically fragile, cumbersome, difficult to produce and extremely vulnerable to humidity.

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