New 2225 Program Flat Swinghandle Mini Version Available from EMKA UK

 EMKA are pleased to announce a significant new addition to their 2225 locking program coming out of customer feedback and engineering developments, confirming EMKA once again as a major market leader. The 2225 program is an innovative and flexible lock design now available in a miniature format which offers IP66 sealing and accepts many locking sets, all interchangeable from the front of the housing for normal or compression operation with half cylinder or round cylinder, KABA or standard inserts such as double bit or railway types. The system therefore caters for use with various security classes of application across the fields of industrial enclosures and specialist vehicles.

The advanced design of this new lock program is made possible in a mini package (with 70x25mm cut out) by EMKA’s advanced hardware technology, incorporating a flat external design which stands only 9mm above the door so that it can be used in a wide variety of space critical applications. Whether as a closure for wall panels in railway vehicles, as a HotSpot cover on telecommunication housings, as a closure on waste bin housings or on electric charging columns, and much more. Its flat design and magnetically retained swinghandle makes it ideal for areas with narrow passageways, in escape routes or for design-oriented enclosures.

In this new patented design customers are enabled to loosen the two lower screws on the rear side, so the locking set can be pulled out from the front and replaced. If required, other standard inserts, such as the push button from the 2225-U57, can also be implemented. Alternately, on request, the swinghandle without compression function can also be combined with a multi-point locking system.

Due to its compact design, the swinghandle with compression function is smaller than all other existing compression locks on the market in combination with a DIN or KABA cylinder but still offers a full 6mm compression. In addition, this compression latch can be locked and unlocked with all locking devices, including the small EK 333 key, which is not otherwise possible with conventional compression latches, as the keys are usually too weak and can break. The pre-assembled swinghandle and dish feature an integrated scratch protection to prevent surface damage.

EMKA (UK) Ltd.
Andy Billingham
024 7661 6505



  • Engineering

For an Incredible 15th Year in a Row, Marriott’s Loyalty Program Wins the Freddie Award for Hotel Program of the Year, Americas

Frequent Travelers Voted Marriott Bonvoy Tops in Four Categories


In another impressive year for Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Internationals award-winning travel program took home four Freddie Awards last night. The Freddies, which was held at the Smithsonian Institutions Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia, are the most prestigious member-generated award in the travel loyalty industry. Over the past 26 years, Marriott Bonvoy and the companys legacy loyalty programs have won an astounding 232 Freddie Awards combined based on votes cast by global travelers. As noted by the events master of ceremonies, Marriott has won more Freddie Awards than any other travel company.

The Freddie Awards recognizes excellence in frequent travel programs annually with travelers casting nearly nine million ballots for the 2023 awards. In addition, to being voted Hotel Program of the Year, Americas, for a record 15th consecutive year the awards have been held, Marriott Bonvoy garnered these other awards in the hotel category:

  • Best Customer Service, Americas
  • Best Promotion, Americas
  • Best Redemption Ability, Americas

We are proud and grateful that frequent travelers have once again recognized the Marriott Bonvoy program and our portfolio of extraordinary brands around the world, said David Flueck, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Loyalty, Cards and Enterprise Partnerships, Marriott International. With 30 brands and nearly 8,300 hotels in 138 countries and territories, we look forward to welcoming our members and delivering an elevated and memorable experience whenever and wherever they travel.

About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Internationals award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoys portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

CompassIntel Launches Program to Include Automotive Tech Research, Advisory, and Awards Program

 Today, December 6, 2022, Compass Intelligence announces the official launch of and a range of new services and programs targeted around automotive innovation and the technology advancements in electric and autonomous transportation. Services and programs being launched will revolve around market insights, industry trending, innovative vendors, industry feedback through survey research, and more.

Unlike other over-hyped industries, the autonomous, driverless, and electric vehicle markets are accelerating at an even faster pace than the experts predicted 5 years ago. “This industry is now embracing the human machine interface and new driver experiences are on the horizon. The combination of advanced automotive technologies and smart transportation together boost the industry as it continues to undergo a massive METAmorphosis,” states CEO of Compass Intelligence, Stephanie Atkinson.

Compass Intelligence works hard to be prepared and ahead of the markets, and while these markets are not necessarily new, the opportunity is opening up due to advancements in technologies such as AI, human-machine interface, data analytics, IoT, edge computing, 5G, and others. Compass Intelligence launched the following new services and programs.

· The launch of website, an interactive and insightful automotive innovation website and information exchange platform.

· The announcement of the 2023 inaugural autoXreport Innovator Awards (nominations now open at

· A 2023 Survey focused on Autonomous, Electrification, Infrastructure, and Automotive Tech (Contact us to Get on Board or Sponsor).

· Executive Thought Leadership Pieces, Advisory, and Market Trending Research.

· Speaking, Events, Marketing, and much more tied to our client needs.

Companies can get involved by signing up to become a sponsor of the new survey being launched in the spring of 2023, and also submit your nominations in 25 automotive tech categories for the inaugural 2023 autoXreport Innovator Awards. Industry participants may also contact CompassIntel to schedule briefings, share your products/services, and explore opportunities for collaboration. Please also check out the website and follow them at autoXreport on Twitter.

Compass Intelligence

Stephanie Atkinson




  • Automotive
  • Business

NRAO Program Designed to Educate Emerging Generation of Scientists Using Amateur Radio

 A new National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) program aims to educate emerging generations about the electromagnetic spectrum through an interactive, substantive experience with amateur radio. Funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), the program Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum (and Why Amateur Radio Matters) will focus on broadening the excitement of amateur radio among BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students.

Bringing together the expertise of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), amateur radio enthusiasts, and subject matter experts (SMEs), the two-year program will:

1. Introduce two cohorts of students to radio technologies,

2. Engage these students in hands-on activities that will deepen their knowledge of astronomy, particularly radio astronomy,

3. Support them in attaining their Technician Class and General Class amateur radio licenses, and

4. Develop a scalable curriculum to be shared nationwide (and internationally) through Superknova, NRAO’s online learning platform.

Students will learn about the very real ways in which the electromagnetic spectrum is a natural resource, every bit as limited and precious as the oceans and forests. They will also learn how amateur radio is an essential part of our national emergency infrastructure, and a critical resource in times of climate change and pandemics. The program is expected to start January 2023, initially serving 10 students. According to Dr. Tony Beasley, Director of the NRAO, “Amateur radio continues to be incredibly important to the nation and global communications, and NRAO is excited to be working with ARDC to bring a new generation and diverse communities to the field.”

About the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a facility of the National Science Foundation (NSF), operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. Furthering NSF’s mission to advance the progress of science, the NRAO enables research into the Universe at radio wavelengths and provides world-class telescopes, instrumentation, and expertise to the scientific community. NRAO’s mission includes a commitment to broader, equitable, inclusive participation in science and engineering, training the next generation of scientists and engineers, and promoting astronomy to foster a more scientifically literate society. NRAO operates three research facilities: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), which are available for use by scientists from around the globe, regardless of institutional or national affiliation. NRAO welcomes applicants who bring diverse and innovative dimensions to the Observatory and to the field of radio astronomy. For more information about NRAO, go to

About ARDC

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. The organization got its start by managing the AMPRNet address space, which is reserved for licensed amateur radio operators worldwide. Additionally, ARDC makes grants to projects and organizations that follow amateur radio’s practice and tradition of technical experimentation in both amateur radio and digital communication science. Such experimentation has led to advances that benefit the general public, including the mobile phone and wireless internet technology. ARDC envisions a world where all such technology is available through open source hardware and software, and where anyone has the ability to innovate upon it. To learn more about ARDC, please visit

Amateur Radio Digital Communications

Dan Romanchik, KB6NU


Lyndele von Schill

Director of Diversity & Inclusion, NRAO



  • Technology

Elevations RTC Program Puts Teens Best Foot Forward

Elevations RTC is a residential treatment center in Utah with the goal of helping teens put their best foot forward. The staff at Elevations RTC understands that every teen has a different story and they each need a different type of therapy to start seeing better days.

The team at Elevations RTC school is prepared to listen to each teen as an individual. This helps them prepare the right therapy program for them. When teens come to Elevations RTC, they are delighted to see that there are real professionals there dedicated to seeing them succeed. Many teenagers may feel like no one is listening or even wants to help. At Elevations, their main goal is to give them the attention they need to reach their full potential.

Parents feel safe sending their teens to Elevations RTC

Elevations RTC creates a safe place for every teen that comes through its doors. They have a goal to help each teen begin with the healing process. The team puts in the initiative to ensure each student is able to express themselves within their comfort level. Privacy is respected all the while still ensuring safety.

In most situations, teens feel more comfortable expressing themselves when they visit Elevations RTC. This is because they are free from the distractions of their day-to-day life. Many parents feel a sense of comfort sending their kids to Elevations RTC because they know the teens will open up more than they do at home. This gives them a fresh start with new people where they can be free of internalizing their own emotions. Elevations carries the emotional burden with your child, so they won’t feel alone.

Elevations RTC gets teens away from bad influences

When a teen is struggling with their mental health, it doesn’t help when they are around bad influences at school or in their neighborhood. Maybe they feel like they have no choice but to stay with a bad crowd. Elevations RTC helps by placing these teens with other like-minded individuals. These teens will be around other kids who want to focus on healing.

The atmosphere at Elevations RTC helps these kids focus on healing. This treatment center doesn’t use methods that enforce strict discipline or behavior that could be seen as abusive. Instead, they focus on helping the teens get involved in activities, learning, and opening up about their struggles. By involving your child’s own individual interests for example, art. If your child is exceptional at drawing or painting, Elevations has a professional artist on site, where they can grow their already incredible talent even further.

Elevations RTC focuses on making a difference

The Elevations RTC staff is focused on helping students from the moment they arrive. They want each kid to know that they are welcome and strive to create an inviting atmosphere. Many parents have noticed a big change in their teens’ attitudes and outlooks after their stay at Elevations RTC. The staff has made a huge difference in many teens’ lives.

Students have enjoyed their stay at Elevations RTC and believed that the staff was easy to approach and always willing to give helpful advice. Coupled with therapy, this really helped with their healing process.


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