30 Sept 2020, Austin, TX – As a growing young enterprise with extensive education expertise, Edvantic is now expanding into the credentialing space. For industry watchers this will come as no surprise. With their core education capabilities and alliance with CredForce, the global credentialing powerhouse, Edvantic was already close to the industry which they are now expanding into. Edvantic expects its new credentialing business to add several new segments of enterprise and institutional clients, as well as providing it the resources to add new value to its existing clients of other education services.

Edvantic’s credentialing portfolio will now include a wide range of business and supply-chain services designed for global certification agencies, accreditation bodies, and large global organizations having their own internal employee certification mechanisms.

Though still a slightly niche industry, credentialing is well-massed now, being the driving force behind the next generation of education, training and capacity building worldwide. Credentialing is steadily getting stronger and more robust with the demand for certifications rising among employers and professionals. This has compounded with the emergence of new industries and employee functions that require new sets of skills and knowledge bases backed by neutral, independent mechanisms of competence validation.

Edvantic’s assimilation of CredForce into its fold provides not only synergy but a robust, ready-to-deliver internal ecosystem that will allow Edvantic to rapidly position itself as an integrated credentialing service provider for top-tier certification bodies. This move brings with it many large global clients as well. “We are excited to be adding such advanced credentialing services to our portfolio,” said Randy Decko, Global Head of Education Services for Edvantic.  “This new chapter will allow us to increase the value and quality of education we can bring to people around the world, so it’s very good.”

For its client certification bodies, Edvantic will now manage all front and back-end business operations including logistics, customer experience management, publishing, testing, billing and invoicing.

About Edvantic:

Edvantic offers high-end education solutions to professionals and organizations globally. This includes education management, professional education, employability development, education product development solutions and more. The Edvantic ecosystem extends across the world and is powered by the latest technologies, business processes and systems.

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Smart Sensor Devices is pleased to announce its new distribution agreement with Verical

Smart Sensor Devices is pleased to announce that Verical an Arrow Company, is to resell its products. Verical is the world’s largest and fastest growing electronic components marketplace. Established in 2007, Verical provides an online marketplace with the industry’s largest inventory of electronic components — over 800 of the world’s leading electronics manufacturers.

“We are delighted to be working with Verical and to bring our innovative products and solutions to an even wider audience.” comments Axel G. Hammar Founder & CEO of Smart Sensor Devices.

Initially BleuIO – Bluetooth Low Energy Adapter will be available on verical. The BleuIO is Bluetooth low energy solution that can be used to create new BLE 5.0 applications in the fastest and easiest way. Just use the AT Commands available on the the device. Details about the AT commands will be found on getting started guide which will help anyone make a fast peripheral or central application (or both), on a incredibly low power platform without having to develop a single line of embedded code. Sample codes for iBeacon, Eddystone Beacon, Scanning, Scan and Store, SPS Script etc has been included on the getting started guide.
Our products are listed on Verical’s website and available for purchase.


The device can be bought from https://www.bleuio.com/ and it will cost $15.99 only.

For more details about BleuIO, Bluetooth Low Energy Adapter, email: sales@smartsensordevices.com

Bruneau & Co.’s October 17th Pop Culture Auction is Packed with Vintage Comic Books, Pokémon Collectibles, Toys, Dolls

Cranston, RI, USA, September 30, 2020 — Rare vintage comic books, Pokémon collectibles, toys and dolls will all share center stage in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ next major auction, planned for Saturday, October 17th, at 10 am Eastern, online and live in the Cranston gallery. Limited in-house seating is by appointment only for active bidders. They can reserve a seat by calling 401-533-9980.

“This auction is definitely filled with all forms of Pop Culture goodness,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “The comic selection offers affordable copies of important key issues, including Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Journey Into Mystery #83. The Pokémon too is going to be a surprise. The complete set of all four Aquapolis packs in Gem 10 condition are going to drive people crazy. It’s going to be a real fun auction.”

Bruneau & Co. president Kevin Bruneau added, “The toy auction always brings fun to the gallery. This is the first time we include contemporary and designer dolls into the catalog and I’m sure they’ll attract interest. It’s not every day a collection that large pops up on the market for auction.” All categories combined – comics, Pokémon, toys and dolls – total over 575 lots.

Comic book collectors will be dazzled by the selection on offer. The copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #1 (March 1963) is graded CGC 1.0, with cream and off-white pages, and has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500. The book features the second appearance of Spider-Man, the first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson and Chameleon, and the first Fantastic Four crossover.

The copy of Marvel Comics Journey Into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962), featuring the origin and first appearance of Thor, graded CGC 1.8, with off-white pages, carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.

A copy of Timely Comics Human Torch #32 (Sept. 1948), featuring a Sub-Mariner back-up story and appearances from Sun Girl and Namora, graded CGC 4.5, should hit $1,000-$1,500.

A copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988), featuring the origin and first full appearance of Venom, and the last time Spider-Man was depicted in a black costume, graded 9.8, with white pages, is expected to realize $1,800-$2,400. All comics are contained in cases.

The Pokémon collectibles represent a category that’s so young and unpredictable, none of the lots have set estimates. They show in the catalog, for appearance sake, as being $20-$10,000.

Pokémon lots expected to do well include a year 2000 Korean Pokémon 1st edition Charizard holographic trading card, graded PSA Mint 9; a group of three1999 Pokémon Base Unlimited holographic trading cards – Blastoise, Charizard and Venusaur – all graded well at BGS 9 Mint.

Other noteworthy Pokémon lots include a 1999 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon base set Charizard trading card foil pack, graded PSA 10 Gem Mint; and a 2003 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Aquapolis Entei trading card foil pack, also with a tip-top grade of PSA 10 Gem Mint.

Pokémon has been such a huge phenomenon in the collecting universe, it’s hard to believe it’s only been around since 1995. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in Japan (where, it’s interesting to note, Pokémon is also known as Pocket Monsters) and is managed by the Pokémon Company, founded by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures (names familiar to all gamers).

Pokémon is centered on fictional creatures called “Pokémon”, which humans (known as Pokémon Trainers) catch and train to battle each other for sport. Works within the franchise are set in the Pokémon universe. The English slogan for the franchise is “Gotta Catch ‘Em All”. The Pokémon Red and Blue video games for the Nintendo Game Boy system came out in 1996.

Pokémon very quickly grew into a media mix franchise, adapted into various different media, and is now the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, with $90 billion in total revenue. It spawned a hit anime TV series with a hugely successful video game adaptation and, as any collector will tell you, is also into toys, trading cards, books, manga comics and other items.

Previews will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 14th and 15th, from 9 am-4 pm Eastern time, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 401-533-9980. Masks will be required at all times, per strict adherence to CDC and Rhode Island state guidelines. Please, only reserve appointment seats for serious, active bidders, as there is limited seating available.

The Bruneau & Co. gallery is located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I. (zip code: 02910).

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, plus the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Comic, Pokémon, Toys & Dolls auction on Saturday, October 17th, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Established in 2015 by owner Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is an energetic and young auction house built on the backbone of over fifty years of combined experience in the antiques and auction world. Bruneau & Co. believes in bridging the gap between antique and contemporary utilizing modern day methods to market history in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. We take pride in orchestrating specialty and single owner catalogs giving proper and factual representation of any and all “cool” items of value. As a multifaceted company our expertise goes beyond the traditional antique; we follow market trends and bring to light what the public calls for. From its beginning, Bruneau & Co. has been partnered with Altered Reality Entertainment, parent company of Rhode Island Comic Con in organizing toy, comic, and collectible auctions bringing Pop Culture to a live auction environment. Our focus on emerging markets extends to contemporary and urban art, modern design, and Asian arts. To learn more, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

“As long as you know how to bake, life is sure to be sweet – RHYTHM’S FOSTER BAKERY”

Mrs Rhythm Kapoor who is  designated as preschool Headmistress at Ajanta Public School, Gurugram , Sec-31,  and now is ready to whisk the perfect flavours in her sophisticated way and believe in,”  Counting the memories, not the calories.”

Who inspired you for entering into Baker’s paradise…

I had always been very fond of cooking and whatever I used to cook, was instant hit among my family and friends. So, I thought to go for it. I discussed it further with my husband Mr. Vaibhav Kapoor (Director Principal, Ajanta Public School) and entire family. They all welcomed the idea and supported me in taking up this decision.

Why you have opted for “Vegan & Gluten-Free, “concept for your Bakery…

Well as the health issues, environmental issues, being humane and adulteration has increased alarmingly. This is the time to cater the needs of the hour for providing something to the society which can combat all these problems. We should be more careful towards our health ailments and at the same time should be more sensitive towards the meek animals also. So, I feel this concept is perfect to serve the purpose.

Any story you would like to associate with “Foster Bakery” idea…

Foster means to nurse or to promote something, with this name I look up to promote a better hygienic and healthy atmosphere with better lifestyle for all the living beings.

An educationist, now a baker, what’s next in your list ma’am…

I feel your intuition matters a lot, you should listen to your gut feeling as it always help you in taking  the best decisions of your life. I had moved with the flow, let’s see what comes next. As I enjoy learning something new every day.

How challenging was it to come with this unique venture during this Pandemic for you…

I would say that it was bit easier to decide to step into this venture during this Pandemic for me, as I got enough time to introspect my passion for baking and definitely with the support of a loving family, I stepped into the shoes of a baker now.


Cloud ActiveCloud is ready to store “sensitive” personal data

LONDON, United Kingdom – September 30, 2020 – ActiveCloud (part of Softline Group) has confirmed the compliance of its cloud infrastructure with the strict requirements of Russian legislation on protection of personal data for the 2nd level of security (UZ2), having successfully passed an independent audit and compliance assessment.


Digital transformation is forcing companies to collect more and more data about their customers. In order to serve their customers better than others and offer the goods and services that meet their expectations it is necessary to know literally everything about the client. Companies today are forced to collect and process transaction histories, social media profiles, state registry data, photos from surveillance cameras, mobile tags and many other information about consumers. The growing role of the online business component due to coronavirus restrictions is further accelerating the pace of data accumulation. The more voluminous and sensitive the information about the client is, the higher requirements for its protection are imposed by the law on protection of personal data.


Today no public company can afford to become the anti-hero of news portals without consequences due to the leak of personal data. It hits both the reputation and the pocket. Therefore, our customers are forced to make more and more efforts to protect information, and it is important for a cloud service provider to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of their infrastructure in order to meet today’s customer needs.


“The third level of security most often found in Russian clouds today is obviously in many cases insufficient for reliable protection and compliance with the requirements of the law. By placing their business applications in the cloud customers find themselves in a certain dependence on the cyber competence of the supplier expecting a high level of protection of personal data by default. Therefore, it was decided in ActiveCloud to move to a more complex 2-nd level of security which allows you to securely store sensitive biometric information and data about the health of Russians in the cloud,” comments Dmitry Yashin, CEO of ActiveCloud in Russia.


About us:


Softline is a leading global Information Technology solutions and services provider focused on emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Americas, and Asia. We help our customer achieve digital transformation and protect their business with cybersecurity technologies. Our services include end-to-end technology solutions, public and private clouds, software and hardware provisioning and broad array of associated services.


Softline’s 2019 turnover exceeded $1.54 Billion US dollars with sales growth 13.2% in the Group of Companies. Softline has offices in 50 countries and 95 cities worldwide. With more than 25 years of distinguished history we have managed to grow rapidly while consolidating technology expertise and a business model encompassing all emerging markets.


We serve over 60 000 Enterprise and SMB clients, both from private and public sectors. Over 1500 account managers, 1000 solution sales and technical presale professionals and 1000 engineers and technical specialists help our customers navigate through the ever-changing complex IT environment. We build long-term relationships with our clients, partners and employees.


Softline has partnerships with more than 3000 software and hardware manufacturers and has highest partner status with all our key partners. We provide a unique marketing and sales channel for our partners in all the markets where we operate. Softline is always customer centric and provides brand independent solutions which best serve customer’s needs.


For more information, please visit www.softline.com





Valeriya Aver

Head of International Public Relations Department in Softline