Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pacific Green Technologies Signs Memorandum of Understanding with POWERCHINA SPEM Co., Ltd

PGT PowerChina

SAN JOSE, CA, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/28/2015 – – Pacific Green Technologies Inc. (“the Company”) (OTCQB: PGTK), is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with POWERCHINA SPEM Co., Limited (“POWERCHINA SPEM”).

POWERCHINA SPEM is a leading Chinese power equipment manufacturer and a subsidiary of POWER CHINA, the largest power plant equipment manufacturer in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). The Company has been in discussions with POWERCHINA SPEM regarding the commercialisation and development of its emission control technologies in the PRC. In that regard, POWERCHINA SPEM commissioned an external comparative analysis of existing emission control technologies in the PRC by an established flue gas desulphurisation expert. The analysis undertaken proved that the ENVI-Clean™ emission control system has significant potential to be a market leader in the PRC due to the low operating cost of the system (approximately half the operational cost of the next best alternative) and its competitive price.

As a result of this analysis, the POWERCHINA SPEM MOU sets out the strategic objectives of cooperation between the Company and POWERCHINA SPEM:

– for POWERCHINA SPEM to install the first ENVI-Clean™ system in an upgraded coal-fired power plant to demonstrate the effectiveness of the system to its Chinese customers;

– for POWERCHINA SPEM to license the Company’s ENVI-Clean™ emission control system in the PRC. The intention is for the Company to grant POWERCHINA SPEM a ten year license that allows it to sell, engineer, manufacture and install the ENVI-Clean™ system at coal fired power plants with capacity of more than 100MW in the PRC. Any sales by POWERCHINA SPEM will generate a royalty to the Company on terms to be decided;

– for the Company to engage POWERCHINA SPEM as the Company’s manufacturing partner for its worldwide technologies and renewable energy projects; and

– for POWERCHINA SPEM to endeavour to apply the ENVI-Pure™ system on a series of waste to energy projects in the UK.

Neil Carmichael, Chief Executive of the Company, commented, “We could not wish for a more influential partner in China and look forward to building a strong working relationship with POWERCHINA SPEM to commercialise our technologies and build a solid platform for the Company’s future success in Asia.”

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

Pacific Green Technologies Inc. is focussed on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. PGT is divided into three divisions:

– the design, development, licensing and marketing of numerous types of technologies designed to improve the environment through clean energy use;

– the development of renewable power plants; and

– licensing its proprietary emission control technologies, ENVI-Clean™ and ENVI-Pure™, to power stations worldwide.

For more information, visit the Company’s website:

www.pacificgreentechnologies.com

About POWERCHINA SPEM Co. Ltd

POWERCHINA SPEM is a subsidiary of POWER CHINA, the largest power equipment manufacturer in the PRC. With abundant resources, expertise, strong manufacturing capacity, domestic sales channels and rich experience, POWERCHINA SPEM is in a strong position to deploy the ENVI-Clean™ system throughout the PRC.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, that the ENVI-Clean™ emission control system has significant potential to be a market leader in China, the low operating cost of the system, that the MOU with POWRCHINA SPEM will result in the installation, licensing or manufacturing of the ENVI-Clean™ system or that the system will be applied on a waste to energy project in the UK.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic conditions, and the continuation of the MOU with POWERCHINA SPEM resulting in definitive agreements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:

Neil Carmichael, President and Director

Pacific Green Technologies

T: +1 (408) 538-3373

SOURCE: Pacific Green Technologies Inc.

Chlorine Institute Issues New Guidance on Estimating the Area Affected by a Chlorine Release

ARLINGTON, VA, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/27/2015 – – As part of its ongoing efforts to encourage safety best practices and share the latest technical information, The Chlorine Institute (CI – www.chlorineinstitute.org) has issued a new version of Pamphlet 74 – Guidance On Estimating the Area Affected By A Chlorine Release. The new version, Edition 6 dated June, 2015, reflects CI’s strong collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Security Analysis Center and incorporates information obtained from the DHS “Jack Rabbit I” chlorine release field tests.

The new guidance utilizes the Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) model, developed and widely used by the U.S. Government, with the data and findings from the field trials to provide more accurate modeling results. This multi-scenario, science-based information will assist chlorine producers and users, local emergency planning committees, fire departments, and municipalities in estimating the area affected by a chlorine release for both emergency planning and hazard assessment.

“By using Jack Rabbit data, the sixth edition of Pamphlet 74 updates the chlorine dispersion modeling used to prepare for an actual incident,” said CI President Frank Reiner. “The members of CI are committed to the safe production, transport and use of chlorine, and we were very pleased to partner with DHS Science and Technology to present the test data in this easily-used format.”

The production, distribution and use of chlorine have strong safety records. However, in the rare event of a chlorine emergency, public and private sector emergency planners need accurate data about how chlorine will disperse in varied weather and terrain conditions. The Jack Rabbit I experimental releases performed at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground in 2010 provide the most current information about the chemistry and physics associated with chlorine releases and allow planners to more effectively form emergency management and action plans keyed to local conditions and the unique properties of chlorine1.

Jack Rabbit II testing is scheduled to begin in August. In this test members of the Institute will be working side-by-side with DHS to obtain additional data and further refine chlorine dispersion models. Once the new data are analyzed, a seventh edition of Pamphlet 74 may be required, Mr. Reiner said.

All organizations that use or handle chlorine, along with emergency planners, should utilize the new edition of Pamphlet 74, available as a free download from the CI bookstore at: https://bookstore.chlorineinstitute.org/mm5/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=24a16b582943eabd2769b55d10c324d1&Store_Code=ci2store&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=EPR0074-HC&

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1The Chlorine Institute (CI), founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies that are involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride. Visit us online at: www.chlorineinstitute.org.

CONTACT:

Ben Zingman

443.802.8809

bzingman

SOURCE: The Chlorine Institute (CI)

Eventure Interactive, Inc. to Provide Anonymous Messaging and Secure Cash Transfer Services

Costa Mesa, CA, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/27/2015 – – Eventure Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTI), a social application and technology development company whose mission is to enrich event participation, today announced that it has entered into a licensing and development agreement with Reve Technologies, Inc. for the purpose of deeply integrating its Hush Chat’s messaging platform into Eventure’s Social Calendaring application.

Under the terms of the agreement, Eventure has the right to develop upon Reve Technologies’ Hush Chat’s platform and to distribute the service on a worldwide basis under the Eventure brand. Reve Technologies will participate on a revenue sharing basis as adoption and usage occurs.

“There has been a consistent desire voiced by the early adopters of Eventure to be able to anonymously message each other, as well as send cash to each other in a secure manner,” said Jason Harvey, CEO of Eventure Interactive, Inc. “Hush Chat’s platform and our ability to develop upon it specifically to our users’ needs makes this an excellent opportunity,” Mr. Harvey continued.

“With the overall success of Snap Chat and Snap Cash, we are pleased that the Eventure team will be able to uniquely leverage our technologies for usage during event planning and event participation,” said David Forster, CEO of Reve Technologies, Inc., owner of Hush Chat.

About Eventure Interactive, Inc.

Eventure’s mission is to connect people locally for controlled sharing of their lives.

Every day, millions of people are forced to use multiple applications to plan, invite, navigate, capture, organize and share their social and business events. Without organization and a simple retrieval system, sharing and recalling memories are often difficult, and many times non-existent. In addition, currently used techniques of memory sharing are person-to-person as opposed to persons-to-event, so many captured memories never end up being shared in a controlled group environment. Eventure solves for this very problem. Our proprietary technologies are robust, yet simple-to-use which address inefficiencies in the social marketplace by enabling captured memories to be centrally stored and effortlessly shared among event attendees in a secure, real-time environment. From our Social Calendar, to our Wearable Camera Technologies, to our Event based Games, Eventure truly redefines how one creates, curates and organizes life’s most memorable moments.

For more information please visit: www.eventure.com

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are made in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our actual results may differ materially from those implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, but not limited to, overall industry environment, customer acceptance of our products, delay in the introduction of new products, further approvals of regulatory authorities, adverse court rulings, production and/or quality control problems, the denial, suspension or revocation of permits or licenses by regulatory or governmental authorities, termination or non-renewal of customer contracts, competitive pressures and general economic conditions, and our financial condition. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in more detail in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur, except as required by applicable laws, and you are urged to review and consider disclosures that we make in the reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission that discuss other factors germane to our business.

CONTACT:

Investor Relations:

Sanford Diday

Executive Director, Investor Relations

Sanford.Diday

Eventure Interactive, Inc.

SOURCE: Eventure Interactive, Inc.

Rimrock Gold Corp. Restructures Debt and Secures New Financing

LAS VEGAS, NV, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/24/2015 – – Rimrock Gold Corp. (the “Company”) (OTC Pink: RMRK) (PINKSHEETS: RMRK), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Convertible Note Purchase and Assignment Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Redwood Fund, LP (“Redwood”) and TJC Trading, LLC (“TJC”). Redwood owns and holds all right, title and interest in and to a convertible note, dated April 14, 2014 and amended on September 30, 2014, issued by the Company in the original principal amount of $100,000 which bears interest at the rate of 12% per annum (the “2014 Note”). Pursuant to the Agreement, TJC purchased from Redwood $10,000 of the 2014 Note, consisting of $10,000 principal amount plus 10% of the entirety of the accrued and unpaid interest since April 14, 2014 (the “First Tranche”), for a purchase price of $10,000. TJC shall have an exclusive option, which terminates 120 days after the closing of the First Tranche, to purchase tranches of the balance of the Note, and each tranche shall consist of $10,000 of principal plus 10% of the entirety of the accrued and unpaid interest since April 14, 2014. The purchase price for each additional tranche shall be $10,000. The First Tranche was closed on July 15, 2015. The Company issued to TJC a Replacement Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $10,000, at the interest rate of 15% per annum.

Additionally, on July 15, 2015, the Company issued to TJC a Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of up to $200,000, at the interest rate of 15% per annum. The maturity date for the note shall be six (6) months from the effective date of each payment. As of the date hereof, the Company has received an initial tranche of $10,000 from TJC under the note.

The Company would also like to announce that KBM Worldwide’s Note #1 dated 8/25/14 for $88,500, Note #2 dated 10/1/14 for $42,500, and Note #3 dated 12/30/14 for $33,000 have all been retired. In addition, Gold Coast Capital’s Note #1 dated 3/21/15 for $50,000 has also been retired.

In a challenging natural resource environment, Rimrock Gold’s objective is to weather the storm and to ensure that the Company maintains its mining claims in Elko County Nevada. We believe these claims, which represents over 13,000 acres and next to some of the most prolific mines in Nevada to be valuable assets. The goals of the company are to secure our claims as well as to continue the work performed on the properties in an effort to prove up a significant resource. In a tough environment for gold junior exploration companies, management will continue to do what is best for the company and its shareholders.

Rimrock Gold Corp. holds a 100% interest in the large 11,480 acre Silver Cloud Property, subject to existing third party NSR royalties. More than $2.4 million in exploration expenditures were made on Silver Cloud since 2003. Prior to that, Placer Amex, Newmont, Teck, and Placer Dome also conducted substantial exploration drilling on several gold-silver targets at Silver Cloud.

Rimrock Gold is a diversified mineral exploration company focused on identifying, acquiring, advancing, and drilling high-grade gold-silver metal exploration projects in Nevada. The company is managed by experienced and successful board members and advisors. The Company’s main exploration assets comprise a 100% interest in the Rimrock, Ivanhoe Creek, Silver Cloud, and Pony Spur gold-silver properties in Nevada. For further information and technical data on Rimrock Gold’s various projects, please visit the Company’s website at www.rimrockgold.com.

The Company’s Vice President of Exploration, Richard R. Redfern, M.Sc., a Certified professional Geologist and ‘qualified person’ for the purposes of Canada’s National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties, has verified and approved the information contained in this news release.

Certain statements in this document that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate, "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Rimrock Gold Corp. to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company’s future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to: (i) the Company’s ability to obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its current operational or expansion plans; (ii) the Company’s ability to build and maintain the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the anticipated growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company’s control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov under "Search for Company Filings".

CONTACT:

Rimrock Gold Corp.

Jordan Starkman, CEO

Jordan

1-800-854-7970

SOURCE: Rimrock Gold Corp.

PACIFIC GREEN TECHNOLOGIES APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER FOR CHINA

Tariq Jawad – News Release (W0282520).DOC

SAN JOSE, CA, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/24/2015 – – Pacific Green Technologies Inc. (“the Company”) (OTCQB: PGTK), is pleased to announce the appointment of Tariq Jawad as General Manager of the Company’s activities in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).

Tariq has over 15 years of investment and business development experience and has completed over $5 billion in financing with a focus on cross-border M&A advisory and corporate finance services. Tariq is Founder and CEO of Beijing-based Bridge Innovation Capital, an investment firm partnering with SMEs for product development, financing and China market entry.

Tariq is a graduate of Harvard University and is fluent in Arabic, English and Italian, and has reached Intermediate Level Mandarin.

Neil Carmichael, chief executive of the Company, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Tariq to the Company. His experience, contacts and knowledge base in China will be invaluable as we expand our commercial activities in the region.”

Tariq Jawad, General Manager for China, commented, “I look forward to working with the Pacific Green team to exploit the potential of the Company’s technologies in the People’s Republic of China.”

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

Pacific Green Technologies Inc. is focussed on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. PGT is divided into three divisions:

– the design, development, licensing and marketing of numerous types of technologies designed to improve the environment through clean energy use;

– the development of renewable power plants; and

– licensing its proprietary emission control technologies, ENVI-Clean™ and ENVI-Pure™, to power stations worldwide.

For more information, visit the Company’s website:

www.pacificgreentechnologies.com

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the Company’s expansion into the PRC and/or the commercialisation of the Company’s technologies in the PRC.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic conditions, and our ability to enter into the requisite agreements and arrangements in Asia. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:

Neil Carmichael, President and Director

Pacific Green Technologies

T: +1 (408) 538-3373

www.pacificgreentechnologies.com

SOURCE: Pacific Green Technologies Inc.

GeckoSystems to Improve Value of SoftBank’s Pepper Robot with Dementia Software Winner, Fubright

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CONYERS, GA, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/22/2015 – – GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (OTC Pink: GOSY) (PINKSHEETS: GOSY) (http://www.geckosystems.com/), announced today that the company has begun the transfer of its AI mobile robot software to Fubright Communications Co, Ltd. This is to facilitate the integration with their “Ninnin Pepper” dementia software in order to enable a higher level of safety and cost effective utility for SoftBank’s Pepper. To that end the company’s BaseBot(tm) “Lou” was delivered to Fubright this week for their exclusive use. The BaseBot utilizes the company’s core SafePath(tm) “AI Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service(tm)”

"As a result of Fubright winning SoftBank’s Pepper robot software contest against several dozens of competitors late last year with a dementia care software app known as "Ninnin Pepper" and its synergy with our GeckoNav(tm) self guidance mobile robot software, the resulting personal robot will be the most advanced, cost effective and truly utilitarian mobile personal robot in the Pacific Rim. Upon completion of our Artificial Intelligence (AI) software integration, we expect Pepper robot sales to go from only a thousand per month, to several tens of thousands. No doubt Foxconn is prepared to manufacture those significantly higher volumes for SoftBank Robotics," stated Martin Spencer, CEO, GeckoSystems.

Recently Fubright and the company agreed upon a licensing schedule that sets the royalty stream to GeckoSystems for the use of GeckoNav. It is nearly an order magnitude greater than what Microsoft receives from OEM’s per PC. It differs in that it is on an annual, per year basis to fit SoftBank’s pricing strategy in Japan. This business model is known as Software as a Service (SaaS).

As a long time Japanese agent of GeckoSystems, Mr. Katsuji Fujii is credited with these successful negotiations with and management of Fubright.

Fubright’s "Ninnin" AI software allows the Pepper robot to assist in waking up dementia patients and take their scheduled medicines on time. Pepper also reports to a doctor via Internet if the patient did not consume their pills. On a daily basis, the robot communicates with the patient by asking about their family to stimulate memory and the touch screen tablet on its chest has the capability to send and receive pictures and messages from a family member. ("Japanese humanoid robot called Pepper gets its own app")

Recently, Fubright witnessed a live demonstration in Japan of GeckoNav and received training from another Japanese partner of GeckoSystems, iXs Research, in its operation. GeckoNav is portable and very little R&D will be required to migrate and integrate the Company’s flagship real time sense and avoid self-driving AI software to the Pepper robot that enables errand running, etc. with a "loose crowd" level of autonomy. Unless a personal robot has safe mobility and the ability to stay automatically (without human intervention) proximate to the care receiver, it’s utility and value proposition are both severely constrained since the robot can only converse, remind in a single fixed location, regardless of where in the home the care receiver may be.

Perhaps most noteworthy is SoftBank’s Pepper robot critical need for more application software to improve its value proposition, as discussed here: "Pepper is Getting Ready". Fubright and GeckoSystems want to have their proprietary AI software on every Pepper robot sold in the world.

SoftBank is encouraging and seeking apps for their Pepper robot just as they seek apps for the smart phones they sell in Japan, and as Apple does for its smart phones. GeckoSystems’ AI mobile robot tech transfer to Fubright enables greater credibility, and acceptance by Japanese users for GeckoSystems and consequently enhances sales growth and licensing revenues for the company’s stockholders.

Presently the Pepper robot lacks the fundamental and necessary functionality to safely run errands and automatically follow the care receiver. Again, real time sense and avoid moving and/or unmapped obstacles is a functional deficiency that precludes the Pepper from fully exploiting Fubright’s win of SoftBank’s Pepper software contest with their "Ninnin Pepper" for aiding those challenged by dementia. This need coupled with the robustness, maturity and ease of migration of GeckoNav to the Pepper is why Fubright is partnering with GeckoSystems in the formation of a Special Project Team, or joint venture, to quickly, dramatically increase Pepper robot sales for SoftBank.

SoftBank is fully aware of the reality that the Japanese heath care insurance system decreed over a year ago that their insurance program would pay 90% of the monthly costs of providing personal mobile robots for eldercare. SoftBank has a billion dollar market opportunity to sell millions of Pepper robots in the next few years. Foxconn wishes to manufacture those millions of Pepper robots for the Japanese and Chinese markets. Alibaba wishes to distribute a Chinese version of the Pepper in China.

On June 20, SoftBank sold a month’s production of Peppers, (1,000 robots) in the first few minutes of being offered online. "SoftBank sells 1,000 units of its Pepper robot in first minute of online trade" Per their July 3 press release: "SoftBank to Offer 1,000 ‘Pepper’ Units on July 31"

"Due to Fubright’s preeminent position and relationship with SoftBank Robotics, it is very satisfying to make this significant announcement. As would be expected at this time, we have other ongoing negotiations and receive unsolicited distributor and/or dealer inquiries not infrequently. After many years of patience by our current 1300+ stockholders, they can be assured that the present management continues to work to maximize their investments in GeckoSystems whether by organic growth or being acquired at a rewarding premium," concluded Spencer.

Recent third party market research:

Service Robotics Market (Professional and Personal), by Application (Defense, Agriculture, Medical, Domestic & Entertainment), & by Geography – Analysis Forecast (2014 – 2020)

Robotic systems are looked at as the future assistants that are designed to help people to do what they want to do in a natural and spontaneous manner. Moreover, with the emergence of ubiquitous computing and communication environments, robots will be able to call upon an unlimited knowledge base and coordinate their activities with other devices and systems. Additionally, the growing spread of ubiquitous computing will lead to robot technologies being embedded into ubiquitous ICT networks to become human agents of physical actions, enhancing and extending the physical capabilities and senses.

The report focuses on giving a detailed view of the complete service robotics industry with regards to the professional and personal applications as well as the geography market. Apart from the market segmentation, the report also includes the critical market data and qualitative information for each product type along with the qualitative analysis; such as Porter’s five force analysis, market time-line analysis, industry breakdown analysis, and value chain analysis. The global service robotics market is estimated to reach up to $19.41 billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 21.5% from 2014 to 2020.

Global Service Robot Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are GeckoSystem, Honda Motor, iRobot and Toyota Motor

Worldwide Service Robot Market 2018 Analysis & Forecasts Report

The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Service Robot Market: GeckoSystem Intl. Corp., Honda Motor Co. Ltd., iRobot Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp.

From Forbes:

Investors Take Note, The Next Big Thing Will Be Robots

BusinessInsider makes some key points:

* The multibillion-dollar global market for robotics, long dominated by industrial and logistics uses, has begun to see a shift toward new consumer and office applications. There will be a $1.5 billion market for consumer and business robots by 2019.

* The market for consumer and office robots will grow at a CAGR of 17% between 2014 and 2019, seven times faster than the market for manufacturing robots.

Note: BusinessInsider.com ‘s forecasts do not include pent up demand for family care social robots anywhere in the world.

About GeckoSystems:

GeckoSystems has been developing innovative robotic technologies for over fifteen years. It is CEO Martin Spencer’s dream to make people’s lives better through robotic technology.

An overview of GeckoSystems’ progress containing over 700 pictures and 120 videos can be found at http://www.geckosystems.com/timeline/.

These videos illustrate the development of the technology that makes GeckoSystems a world leader in Service Robotics development. Early CareBot prototypes were slower and frequently pivoted in order to avoid a static or dynamic obstacle; later prototypes avoided obstacles without pivoting. Current CareBots avoid obstacles with a graceful “bicycle smooth” motion. The latest videos also depict the CareBot’s ability to automatically go faster or slower depending on the amount of clutter (number of obstacles) within its field of view. This is especially important when avoiding moving obstacles in “loose crowd” situations like a mall or an exhibit area.

In addition to the timeline videos, GeckoSystems has numerous YouTube videos. The most popular of which are the ones showing room-to-room automatic self-navigation of the CareBot through narrow doorways and a hallway of an old 1954 home. You will see the CareBot slow down when going through the doorways because of their narrow width and then speed up as it goes across the relatively open kitchen area. There are also videos of the SafePath(tm) wheelchair, which is a migration of the CareBot AI centric navigation system to a standard power wheelchair, and recently developed cost effective depth cameras were used in this recent configuration. SafePath navigation is now available to OEM licensees and these videos show the versatility of GeckoSystems’ fully autonomous navigation solution.

The company has successfully completed an Alpha trial of its CareBot personal assistance robot for the elderly. It was tested in a home care setting and received enthusiastic support from both caregivers and care receivers. The company believes that the CareBot will increase the safety and well being of its elderly charges while decreasing stress on the caregiver and the family.

CareBot has incorporated Microsoft Kinect depth cameras that result in a significant cost reduction.

Above, the CareBot demonstrates static and dynamic obstacle avoidance as it backs in and out of a narrow and cluttered alley. There is no joystick control or programmed path; movements are smoother that those achieved using a joystick control. GeckoNav creates three low levels of obstacle avoidance: reactive, proactive, and contemplative. Subsumptive AI behavior within GeckoNav enables the CareBot to reach its target destination after engaging in obstacle avoidance.

More information on the CareBot personal assistance robot:

http://www.geckosystems.com/markets/CareBot.php

GeckoSystems stock is quoted in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) markets under the ticker symbol GOSY. http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/GOSY/quote

Here is a stock message board devoted to GOSY recommended by us:

http://investorshangout.com/board/62282/Geckosystems+Intl+Co-GOSY

GeckoSystems uses LinkedIn and Twitter as its primary social media site for investor updates.

Spencer’s LinkedIn.com profile

Spencer tweets as @GrandpaRobot

Safe Harbor:

Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company’s future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the Safe Harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage firm that continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from expected results.

CONTACT:

Telephone:

Main number: +1 678-413-9236

Fax: +1 678-413-9247

Website: http://www.geckosystems.com/

SOURCE: GeckoSystems Intl. Corp.

Aragon Holdings Closes $100+ Million Purchase of Kansas City and Houston Properties

LOS ANGELES, CA, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 07/23/2015 – – Aragon Holdings (www.AragonUSA.com) announced further expansion of its national multi-family portfolio through the acquisition of three properties; one in Kansas City, MO and two in Houston, TX. These acquisitions, with a total cost of over $100 million, were purchased using the firm’s private equity fund, Aragon Multi-Family Fund IV, and financing was provided by Freddie Mac.

The three acquisitions, which include a total of 1,656 apartment units, bring Aragon Holdings’ national multi-family portfolio to 10,000 apartment units. During the past three years, the company has purchased over $600 million of multi-family assets in seven states.

The Mansion Apartments, Aragon’s third acquisition in the Kansas City market, totals 550 units. Amenities include two swimming pools, a clubhouse, a racquetball court, tennis courts and a fitness center. The immediate area boasts a healthy job market, attractive shopping and recreational offerings, strong educational resources, and convenient access to major transportation thoroughfares.

The Kansas City metro has added 32,000 jobs in the past year, and has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. It is home to companies focused in technology, health services, manufacturing, defense and education. The region continues to attract young, educated people drawn by employment opportunities as well as its community amenities, transportation infrastructure and an educated population.

The Reserve at Windmill Lakes Apartments and The Villages at Meyerland Apartments are Aragon’s fourth and fifth assets acquired in Houston. The Reserve at Windmill Lakes, 392 units, is perched on the shore of one of Houston’s manmade lakes, Windmill Lake. The amenities at Reserve at Windmill Lakes include two pools (one situated directly on the lake), a dog park, a fitness center, business center, and lakefront picnic and BBQ areas.

The Villages at Meyerland is a 714 unit complex located in the prestigious Bellaire submarket of Houston, TX. The property boasts six swimming pools, thirteen courtyards, covered parking, business center, and fitness center. The Villages at Meyerland’s submarket features single-family homes that range from $350,000 to over $2,000,000 and a school district that is consistently a top performer within the MSA.

Houston’s unemployment rate was 3.7% in April of 2015, a near historic low. For the past four and a half years, Houston’s job growth has outpaced all of the nation’s major metros. In 2014, Houston was #1 for the overall job growth rate in the U.S. Even with the decline in oil prices, Houston remains in the top five for job growth in 2015 (#4) and is the fastest growing MSA across all U.S. cities according to Forbes.

Dan Guy, President of Aragon Holdings, stated, “Our existing properties in both the Kansas City and Houston markets have performed extremely well for Aragon, and we are pleased to expand our portfolio in cities that have solid track records for outperforming the national economy in terms of both job and population growth. These standards are used for all of Aragon’s potential investments, as we continue to pursue multi-family acquisition opportunities nationwide.”

Aragon Holdings is a Private Real Estate Investment and Fund Management Company based in Los Angeles, California, that acquires and manages multi-family properties on behalf of high net worth investors. The company currently owns and manages properties in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Orlando, Salt Lake City and San Antonio. Aragon has over $1 Billion in assets under management.

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SOURCE: Aragon Holdings, LLC