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Harvard Medical School Selects CABEM for New Software Project

April 2019

CABEM Technology Announces Partnership with EOTSS

January 2021

Strategic Partnership will Deploy Web-Based Solution to Support Third Party Risk Management

[Auburndale, MA]: In response to EOTSS RFQ 21-00401, CABEM Technologies has announced a new partnership with MA’s Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) to deploy a web-based solution supporting third party risk management.

The configurable application will:

  • Support the requirements of EOTSS’ third party management policy
  • Address various security (NIST 800-53) and other standards as required
  • Allow third parties to complete online assessments as well as post evidence and supporting documentation to EOTSS for review
  • Automatically evaluate responses, assign risk, and flag concerns
  • Record and retain objective evidence for compliance and audit purposes

“As part of the Massachusetts community, we are proud to be a technology contributor to EOTSS on their information technology security program,” says Jay Fredkin, CEO at CABEM Technologies.

The initial deployment will occur over a 6-month period. CABEM will configure the existing Competency Manager application and Livia survey tool to address EOTSS’S requirements.

To learn more about CABEM Technologies, visit their website at To learn more about EOTSS, visit their website at

About CABEM Technologies: Since 2002, CABEM Technologies has provided sophisticated products, solutions, and technology services to a discerning client base. With expertise in custom development and cybersecurity, CABEM provide solutions to a variety of markets including healthcare, government, manufacturing, financial, environmental, and more.

About EOTSS: Within the Commonwealth of MA, the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, (EOTSS) is the state’s lead agency for technology and innovation. Their mission is to provide secure and quality digital information, services, and tools to constituents and service providers when and where they need them.

Washington State University will use our Competency Manager software to help track and manage its CEU program (continuing education units). Looking forward to working with WSU and make this process easier for students and teachers.

We launched a new add-on to our Competency Manager software to address work from home needs due to the COVID pandemic. Our Remote Work portal helps organizations standardize and implement work from home policy, procedures, communicate virtually, and assign any new company requirements.

We’re happy to announce we are now working with East Texas Behavioral Healthcare Network (ETBHN), who are using Competency Manager for credentialing management. ETBHN will use the platform to automate document management related to provider credentialing for its network of healthcare centers across East Texas.

We are honored to host the charity DC Strong at our Holiday Party this year. DC Strong is doing great things in the community. The non-profit gives personalized gifts and experiences to children battling cancer to help keep their spirits up. Please check them out at their website,, and if you feel inspired support their great cause.

We are attending IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Conference this year! We will debut our new product CJIS Manager, which is meant to help criminal justice organizations track CJIS mandatory vendor requirements. For more information, visit our product page


We are pleased to announce that Crystal Group has selected the Competency Manager as a new addition to their learning and development program. We are happy to be working with their team.

We have hired a new employee for our Kentucky office, Bradford! He has a PhD from Cornell University, and will be joining as a full-stack developer.

We are honored to announce a new project with Harvard Medical School. We will utilize our Competency and Credentialing Software to build a platform used to manage Continuing Medical Education programs. Click here to read the full press release.

We have signed on a new client of our competency and credentialing management system, Broward County Sheriff’s Office. We are happy to have them as a customer.

Exhibited at ACIL 2018

October 2018

We exhibited at the ACIL 2018 conference in San Antonio, Texas for the American Council of Independent Laboratories.

A major upgrade to our Competency Manager software product has been launched. The release includes a performance indicator system, secure information folders, and additional activity types such as compliance and requirements. To learn more, see our product page.

We have signed on a new customer of the Competency Manager, Blackbear Concrete! They are a concrete company based in Massachusetts.

New Office Opened in Lexington, Kentucky

August 2018

We have opened up a larger office in Lexington, Kentucky to accommodate our growing team in that area!

New Office Location in Auburndale

May 2018

We relocated to a bigger office in Auburndale, Massachusetts to accommodate our growing team!

New Website Launch

April 2018

We are happy to announce the redesign of our website. The new site has a more modern and minimal visual design, and with updated content on our Competency Manager product and other offerings.

Newcastle Systems Information Technology Evaluation

February 2018

We have added a new customer for our software services division, Newcastle Systems. The company is an innovator in workplace mobility solutions and works with many of the world’s leading retail and operations companies We will be evaluating current company software and processes and making recommendations for improvements.

Commercial Roofer Tecta America Joins the Competency Manager

December 2017

Roofing company Tecta is the latest customer on CABEM’s Competency Manager. The company will be using the tool at its five locations across New England and New York to train employees, prevent risk, and ensure all business practices are compliant to ISO and OSHA standards.

VNA Care now using the Competency Manager

October 2017

Long time CABEM customer, VNA Care, has officially transitoned from the Workplace Trainer to the Competency Manager for their training and compliance program. Read more.

API Services Now Available for Competency Manager

July 2017

API services have been added to the Competency Manager in the most recent release. This provides more integration capabilities making the Competency Manager a more flexible and inclusive solution to workforce training and development.

CABEM Now SOC and PCI Certified

June 2017

CABEM is proud to announce that we recently underwent and passed the SOC Audit and PCI Audit. We chose to take this step to add an extra layer of credibility to give our clients the peace of mind and assurance that our processes are secure and efficient.

CABEM Exhibits at ASSE Safety 2017

June 2017

CABEM exhibited at their second trade show, ASSE Safety 2017 in Denver CO. Our second tradeshow showcasing the Competency Manager in an effort to spread industry awareness and foster relationships with safety professionals.

New Office in Lexington, KY

May 2017

Our team in Lexington KY has moved to a new office to accommodate our growing team and provide a more comfortable and inspiring work environment.

CABEM Exhibits at ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement

May 2017

CABEM Technologies was excited to exhibit the Competency Manager at this year’s ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Charlotte NC. This was our first tradeshow exhibit showcasing the Competency Manager in an effort to spread industry awareness and foster relationships with quality professionals.

New Feature in the Competency Manager: Awards and Incentive Module

March 2017

The Competency Manager now includes a robust and flexible incentive module. This exciting feature addition gives Administrators the ability to assign redeemable Points, Badges, CEU’s and/or Hours to competencies that users can earn by successfully completing assignments. The gamification element can help organizations to inspire growth and encourage employee development with motivational rewards.

VNA Care transitioning to the Competency Manager

February 2017

We are excited to announce that the Visiting Nurses Association of Boston will be transitioning their training materials from their current LMS hosted by CABEM to the Competency Manager. The VNAB has been using CABEM’s LMS since 2006 and their unique requirements and challenges helped to inspire some features of the Competency Manager. This transition will help the VNA better address certain training and compliance requirements while increasing organizational visibility.

Mill Steel Now Using the Competency Manager

December 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Mill Steel Company will be adopting the Competency Manager application as their solution to workforce and employee development. Mill Steel has implemented progressive workforce development program and CABEM is excited to support their efforts with the Competency Manager to increase organizational visibility, emphasize competency and encourage individual growth within the organization.

Competency Management Replaces Learning Management

August 2016

CABEM recently examined the differences between competency management and learning management. Read our findings here.

CABEM Completes SAMBA tool for Real School of Music

August 2016

CABEM is pleased to announce the completion of SAMBA, a competency driven learning management system, built for the Real School of Music. Read more about it here.

Top 10 Security Items for a Business Owner

June 2016

CABEM has compiled a list of the top ten security items every business owner needs to keep in mind to keep their organization safe. Read more here.

CABEM Hires New Software Developer

May 2016

CABEM is pleased to announce that Ben Butler has joined our development team. Ben has a B.S. in Computer Science from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and will be focusing on programming and development in our Newton office.

Competency Manager Set for May Release

April 2016

CABEM is pleased to have published our first press release of the year, focusing on the status of the Competency Manager. Read it here!

CABEM Begins Working on Two-Factor Authentication

March 2016

CABEM is excited to announce that we have begun implementing a two-factor authentication process as a measure of our security initiative. This process will introduce new security measures to ensure enhanced web protection as well as working to prevent potential security breaches.

CABEM’s 2015 Holiday Newsletter

December 2015

CABEM is happy to share our Holiday Newsletter! We had another great year and we are looking forward to a successful 2016.

Jake Savin Joins CABEM

November 2015

CABEM is pleased to announce that Jake Savin has joined our Sales and Marketing team. Jake is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta, and will be working on various marketing campaigns including the promoting of the soon to be released Competency Manager Software.

CABEM Travels to ACIL Conference in Miami

October 2015

CABEM’s CEO, Jay Fredkin, attended the 2015 ACIL Conference in Miami. This year, Jay moderated a roundtable discussion focused on mitigating risks and controlling costs within your business.

NQA UK Migrated to Workplace Trainer

September 2015

CABEM is proud to announce that NQA UK now operates its training programs using our LMS, Workplace Trainer. NQA USA currently uses WPT as well.

CABEM Installs an Additional TRM for MIT Lincoln Labs

September 2015

CABEM has deployed an additional TRM (Test Report Manager) to MIT Lincoln Labs, as well as updated MIT’s already-existing TRM with new visual elements and functionality.

CABEM Deploys Upgraded Test Report Manager Software to Boeing

September 2015

CABEM has significantly updated its Test Report Manager (TRM) software with new capabilities and visual elements. The TRM allows an organization to network, monitor, and remotely access older data acquisition equipment. The machine collects, records, and backs up data and renders publishable reports. This upgraded TRM software has been deployed to Boeing, a client of CABEM’s that was using the previous version of TRM.

Kansas State Professor Working on New Project

August 2015

CABEM has recently brought on Dr. William Hsu to support a data acquisition and modeling initiative. Dr. Hsu is an Associate Professor at Kansas State University in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences.

Major Renovation for CABEM’s Website

August 2015

In August we revisited our website, giving it a major visual update and new color palette from the design team, and optimizing it for responsive and modern design by the development team. A page dedicated to the Competency Manager tool coming later this year was added as well.

CABEM Starts Build on Music Education Tool

July 2015

CABEM is happy to announce that we have started building a music education platform for the Real School of Music in Massachusetts! The application will be designed to enhance the school’s music lessons.

Education Portal Alliance Academy Launched for BancAlliance

July 2015

CABEM has finalized and deployed Alliance Academy – an interactive web portal where BancAlliance members can view educational materials, information on potential opportunities, and get help with navigating regulatory hurdles.

CABEM Goes Live with VNA Education Portal

July 2015

Over 1,000 users for the Visiting Nurse Association Care Network & Hospice in Massachusetts have been moved to CABEM’s Livia Platform. VNA personnel use this platform every day for their work activities.

CABEM Employee Joseph Lancaster Receives Ph.D

May 2015

CABEM is very proud of developer Joe Lancaster, who recently received his Ph.D from Kansas State University. Joe has previously been part-time for the past two years at CABEM, and now has come on full time.

New Website for Keefe Insurance

May 2015

CABEM redesigned and launched a new website for its customer, Keefe Insurance. The company is located in Franklin, Massachusetts, and has been providing insurance for over 100 years. To see the new website, go to

CABEM Releases White Paper – COTS vs. Custom Software

April 2015

Check out our White Paper  Focusing on Commercial-off-the-Shelf vs. Custom Software, clearing up some common fears and misconceptions, and what to look for in a vendor.

CABEM’s 2015 New Years Newsletter

January 2015

CABEM’s Holiday Newsletter highlights the growth and accomplishments CABEM experienced in 2014. We are happy to share 2014

CABEM Receives another TRM Contract from a Military Test Lab

November 2014

CABEM has been experiencing renewed interest in our Test Report Manager (TRM) application from the Test Lab Industry, including military primes. TRM automates vibration, EMI/RFI and environmental data collection. The application networks and allows older data acquisition equipment to operate like a more modern web interface, while bundling, editing, and sequencing data into report templates. TRM has been in service since 2003 and CABEM is now updating the system in response to the renewed demands.

CABEM Attends the 2014 ACIL in Chicago

October 2014

CABEM sent the head of our Technical Support Services department, Martha Reyna, and Marketing and Sales Account Manager, Kelsie Caldicott, to attend the 2014 ACIL in Chicago. This year CABEM promoted the restructuring of our business operations into three core services, Information Security, Software Solutions, and Technical Support Services. Check out the pictures from our trip on our facebook page!

CABEM Develops and Performs Disaster Recovery

August 2014

A financial services client was preparing for a security compliance audit. CABEM developed and performed a disaster recovery test procedure to verify that critical assets were backed up and geo-replication features were operating normally. As the test procedure was performed, new risks were identified and additional countermeasures were implemented to ensure the client’s assets were safe and recoverable in the event of a disaster.

CABEM Evaluates Efficiency and Effectiveness of an Organization

August 2014

In March 2014, CABEM was contracted to research and evaluate technologies and actions that provide transformative efficiency and effectiveness gains. The research was practical in approach, with the goal to provide recommendations for a technology priority path for improvement, and a road map for technology over the next five years.

CABEM Conducts an Engineering Study

August 2014

A services client contracted CABEM to evaluate their unsupported software that was essential to their business. CABEM provided a comprehensive evaluation including code and functional review, and provided recommendations to modernize and upgrade their legacy software. At the conclusion of the study, CABEM delivered a 175 page document of the evaluation and function of the tool.

Support Services Performs Usability Study

July 2014

CABEM is pleased to announce that our Support Services Group has been awarded a contract to perform a Software Usability Study for a client. Our client was experiencing adoption issues and contacted CABEM for help with a solution. CABEM conducted a Software Usability Study for our client where we evaluated the software application, provided recommendations for improvement, and will continue to assist our client with the next steps.

CABEM Upgrades Office in Newton

June 2014

CABEM has upgraded to a larger office in Newton, Massachusetts to support continued growth and outreach for CABEM’s business and customer interactions. This office will serve as the headquarters for two of CABEM’s cores, Support Services and Application Solutions.

CABEM Opens New Office in Kentucky

May 2014

CABEM is happy to announce the opening of a new office in Lexington, Kentucky. As part of the three core initiatives, the Kentucky office will serve as the headquarters to CABEM’s Security Services.

CABEM Announces Three Core Services

April 2014

CABEM is pleased to announce that they have restructured operations into three core services to further leverage and formalize their ongoing successful business practices. The three core services are Application Solutions, Security Services, and Support Services. The three cores will be managed by Chris Matthews, Phil Bowens, and Martha Reyna-Medina respectively. Application Solutions and Support Services are based out of Newton, Massachusetts, and Security Services are based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

CABEM Secures Livia Trademark

March 2014

CABEM technologies is pleased to announce that they have secured the Livia trademark. The Livia web-based development platform is being used to power almost all applications CABEM is developing today including B2B solutions as well as consumer, nonprofit and academic solutions. Livia has a powerful backend which it uses, and a flexible frontend which addresses the unique results and branding requirements required by CABEM’s diverse customer base.

Alliance Partners Website Moved to Livia Platform

March 2014

CABEM has successfully moved BancAlliance and Alliance Partners’ websites to our secure Livia Platform. This platform helps Alliance Partners to populate and manage their content through our content management system (CMS).

CABEM Announces Usability Study

February 2014

As part of the support services core offering, CABEM received a contract to perform a usability study on a custom application. Our services included an on-site visitation where we witnessed and recorded various user groups interacting with the custom software application. At the conclusion of the silent witnessing, we interviewed user groups to better understand their perceptions of how the application works. CABEM prepared the usability report which included recommendations for improvements on the application. Many of these recommendations are in the process of being implemented.

CABEM Awarded Three Contracts for Security Services Initiative

January 2014

In continuation with the successful rollout of the security services initiative, CABEM is pleased to announce three contracts for security services which include risk analysis, risk solutions and ongoing support services. For all three contracts we initiate our efforts by using risk analysis to identify major areas of risk. Once areas are identified, CABEM works with the customer to prioritize the risk mitigation solutions and implementation efforts. In parallel, these initiatives include custom active threat monitoring systems.

CABEM Delivers TRM to Aerospace Prime

January 2014

CABEM successfully delivered the latest version of TRM to a major aerospace prime. CABEM provided onsite installation, training, and support. TRM is used to collect daily test data to help produce faster test reports to their customers. TRM automatically captures and backs up data throughout all phases of the testing process.

CABEM Extends Kansas State TABEZ Contract

December 2013

CABEM technologies is pleased to announce that their software services contract with Kansas State University to build, host and maintain TABEZ for the EPA has been renewed through March 2018. The program provides free technical assistance for Brownfields redevelopment efforts. New functionality includes workshops, webinars, online training, as well as a complete resource library. The TAB site is powered by Livia, CABEM’s web-based development platform, and also includes CABEM’s training application.

CABEM opens Software Quality, Testing and Security Branch

November 2013

Continuing our formal commitment to Software Quality and Security, CABEM has opened a department that will leverage and formalize our existing knowledge in Industrial Environments, Identity Theft and Investment Banking. The recent workforce training grant will further support this initiative. This department will support CABEM’s internal development program as well provide standalone services to the industry.

Livia upgrade Supports Business Process Automation Market

November 2013

The CABEM Livia platform continues to go thru enhancements with upgrades to the workflow engine; CMS, and activity logger. Livia now uses responsive design to support smartphone and tablet platforms. Liva is designed to develop and deploy custom tools quickly to help organizations and businesses execute, control and automate their unique processes. Able to quickly communicate with ERP and API programs, Livia is a great solution for small to large organizations who don’t want to compromise their practices.

CABEM presents at ACIL Annual Meeting

October 2013

CABEM attended, exhibited and presented at the ACIL 2013 annual meeting in Scottsdale, AZ continuing their commitment to the ACIL and to the conformity Assessment and Equipment Test Industry at large. CABEM’s Jay Fredkin presented on Capitalizing on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems with Linda Schanz from Agilent who spoke about their SAP implementation.

CABEM Receives Workforce Training Grant for Software Security

September 2013

As part of our Software security program CABEM has secured a Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development grant to train employees in ISO 27001, and the various subordinate implementation standards that include: Codes of Practice (ISO 27002), ISMS Implementation Guidelines (ISO 27003), Risk Management (ISO 27005), and Guidelines for Auditing (ISO 27007) . The ISO standards are used worldwide for establishing and certifying Information Security Systems.

KState and CABEM Launch TAB

September 2013

In support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Brownfield redevelopment efforts, Kansas State University and CABEM Technologies have unveiled an education portal, “TAB” (Technical Assistance to Brownfields). The site designed and developed by K-State and CABEM Technologies is powered by CABEM’s Livia Framework, and training tool. The TAB portal provides assistance to communities and other stakeholders on Brownfields issues with the goal of increasing the community’s understanding and involvement in Brownfield cleanup and revitalization.

vLab Schedular Implemented at Major Lab

August 2013

In September, CABEM implemented the vLab scheduling engine at a major test lab. The tool allows all equipment to be scheduled and managed by type and by specific serial number. Controlled by a workflow engine it allows different user groups to access and approve information relevant to their work assignments and upgrade the schedule status via one click actions. Integrated to the ERP system, it accesses and posts resources, personnel and costs. vLabs also has a document manager, live witnessing component, and automated report builder. vLabs is designed for testing, custom manufacturing and other collaborative environments that require scheduling, witnessing, and project collaboration.

Kansas State Graduate Joins the CABEM Team

August 2013

CABEM is proud to announce that Joseph Lancaster has joined its technical team. Joe has a master’s degree in computer science from Kansas State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in the field. Joe will help support the Livia framework and provide development services to clients.

CABEM Attends Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Summit

July 2013

On June 20 CABEM attended the first-ever Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Summit at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. This conference brought together hundreds of leading executives and managers from the manufacturing industry to share best practices, network, and discuss future opportunities and challenges. CABEM got the opportunity to speak with Governor Deval Patrick about its Services and Solutions, Patrick even had a few follow up questions for CABEM. The company plans on attending the event next year.

Chris Matthews Promoted to CTO

July 2013

CABEM is proud to announce that developer Chris Matthews has been promoted to Chief Technical Officer (CTO). CABEM is very excited to have Chris fill this important role, congratulations Chris!

CABEM Opens New Office in Newton

June 2013

CABEM has opened a new development office in Newton, Massachusetts. This office will help support continued growth and outreach for CABEM’s business and customer interactions. The Project Management services will continue to be managed through the Franklin office.

Major Upgrade for Alliance Partners Banking

May 2013

Working closely with Alliance Partners, CABEM developed and deployed a major software upgrade for the BancAlliance loan opportunities portal. The major release extends additional capabilities for AP Administration. The admin upgrade provides functionality which helps with managing investment instruments and allows for more granular tracking and posting. With this upgrade, AP can maintain and manage their growing investment community with greater efficiency and control.

NQA Training Portal Launched

May 2013

CABEM launched Livia_Trainer for NQA. The training portal addresses NQA’s unique branding and visual requirements while maintaining continuity with existing Livia_Trainer applications including the Livia trainer used by their parent company, NTS. Between both organizations, more than 1,000 personnel receive training applicable to their responsibilities and job competencies.

TRM System Delivered to Major Aerospace Company

May 2013

CABEM delivered to a major aerospace company their proprietary TRM system. CABEM’s TRM system networks and firewalls laboratory equipment, files and backups up data, and automates bundling of data into reports and documentation. Their TRM solution is a module deployable within vLabs, CABEM’s flagship product, for the equipment safety and qualification testing. vLabs allows manufacturers and test facilities to securely manage schedule, equipment, personnel, documentation and test data, as well as control test equipment and witness tests remotely.

CABEM Updates the Livia Platform

April 2013

As part of the initiative to enhance the capability of Livia, CABEM has developed a number of updates for the platform. A generic and easily customizable workflow/routing engine has been implemented to support more sophisticated process management. The notifications engine for the portal has been expanded, as well as major updates to the scheduling system and the portal’s CMS have been completed. Additional security measures have also been implemented as part of the ongoing security initiative.

NTS LabInsight a Major Success

March 2013

CABEM continues to maintain and support NTS customer access portal, LabInsight, which is used every day by NTS to facilitate their business. This program communicates to 30,000 NTS users as part of their fulfillment and services delivery. Powered by Livia, LabInsight is an adaptation of CABEM’s vLab.

NQA Consultants Tool Developed

March 2013

CABEM designed, built and deployed new web tools to help NQA manage their Consultants Profiles. CABEM built registration tools for end users as well as tools to review, approve and push live Consultants profiles after being reviewed by NQA. As part of CABEM’s changes, the Consultants Search Tool now uses Google Maps API and gives a more user friendly experience for visitors to the NQA website.

Livia Updated to Support HTML5 Video for Mobile Devices

February 2013

CABEM upgraded the Livia platform and Training Portal to support HTML5 Video. By updating to Flowplayer 5.1, Livia based web sites and tools can now display videos on mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.) as well as browsers that support HTML5 (Chrome, FireFox, IE9+, Opera, and Safari). For one customer deployment, a playlist feature was added so additional videos can be scrolled through, selected, and played. See NTS’ webpage for implementation

Keefe Insurance Website Redesigned

January 2013

Keefe Insurance’s website has been moved to CABEM’s CMS Livia Platform. CABEM won a maintenance contract to support Keefe Insurance’s website. The site was redesigned and remodeled by CABEM.

Workplace Trainer 2.0 Released

January 2013

CABEM moved the training portal of a major engineering services company to the CABEM Livia CMS Platform. CABEM also built tools to allow training administrators to manage and monitor training programs at different levels. CABEM addressed data migration from the old system to the new, automatic sign-ins from Active Directory, and SCORM compliance.

VNA Spanish Site Launched

December 2012

CABEM translated and built a Spanish website for long-time client VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) CareNetwork & Hospice. This new site is using CABEM’s latest CMS. VNA had multiple requests from its Spanish-speaking patients for a translated site, and this page is now live at

CABEM Wins Contract for Kansas State Brownfield Grants

December 2012

CABEM has won a contract to upgrade the Tabez and Bit Brownfield sites managed by Kansas State University. Using CABEM’s Livia Trainer, Kansas State will be able to manage workshops, webinars, and training for the Brownfield projects within one web portal. The web tools will be more comprehensive and allow Kansas State to extend their EPA Brownfield support services more efficiently.

NQA Canada Website Launched

November 2012

CABEM designed, built and launched a French version of the web site. This new French web site uses a widget developed by CABEM that will allow the French site to pull an English version of a page when not available in French. Its CMS is also configured with a multi-site feature where both English and French versions of the sites can exist under the same umbrella in order to facilitate web maintenance and content updates.

TRM System Upgraded for Major Military Testing Facility

November 2012

CABEM has upgraded the TRM system for a major military test house. The sophisticated military deployment of TRM takes place at an undisclosed location. The TRM manages vibration data from spectral dynamics controllers to support their initiatives for more efficient data review and report generation speed and accuracy.

vLab Updated with Scheduling Engine

October 2012

vLab has been updated with a scheduling engine. This feature makes vLab much more user-friendly and allows companies to manage and schedule materials and documentation as well as physical assets and labor. The scheduling program allows companies to manage their assets, people, and time tables for testing more efficiently while extending viewing privileges in a secure manner.

CABEM Designs New Website for NTS Advanced Technology

September 2012

In conjunction with NTS talent, CABEM built a new website for NTS-AT (Advanced Technology). NTS-AT is a new branch of NTS, which required a new webpage. CABEM designed this using its latest CMS version. The page was built to NTS’ specifications and features that were needed for NTS-AT’s separate clientele.

Autonet Solution to Commercial Lab

August 2012

CABEM continues to expand their services within the conformity assessment and defense equipment test industry. CABEM provided a  software solution to an independent commercial test laboratory that allows the facility to run and access Autonet remotely as part of the TRM solution

The TRM and Autonet solutions are custom modules deployable within vLabs, CABEM’s flagship product, for the equipment safety and qualification testing. vLabs allows manufacturers and test facilities to securely manage schedule, equipment, personnel, documentation and test data, as well as control test equipment and witness tests remotely.

TRM Solution Delivered for Military Testing

July 2012

CABEM recently delivered to an undisclosed military test facility their proprietary TRM system which networks and firewalls laboratory equipment, files and backups up data, and then sequences and bundles captured data such as vibration plots into test report templates for accelerated delivery.

CABEM Technologies Delivers Investment Loan App

June 2012

FRANKLIN, Mass., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/— CABEM Technologies has delivered to Alliance Partners, an asset management and services firm located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, an Investment Loan App (application). The App allows banking members to view new loan opportunities, underwrite loans in process, and track their portfolio through access to a virtual credit file for funded loans. The back end of the application enables Alliance Partners personnel to manage banking members, notifications, loan opportunities and documentation through a custom workflow application that supports Alliance Partner’s requirements. Both applications are powered by the CABEM_Livia platform.

NTS applications powered by CABEM_Livia

April 2012

LabInsight, NTS’s customer access portal and the NTS corporate website are now powered by CABEM Livia. The applications were moved to the Livia platform for security, scalability and flexibility reasons. Besides using the Livia_CMS to populate and manage content, CABEM_Livia is used by NTS to add, delete and manage users, viewing permissions and access, automated notifications, projects, resources, business units and documents.

ACIL Policay Meeting in Washington DC on Using New Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

March 2012

CABEM’s Jay Fredkin and Brian Matthews presented at the ACIL Policy Meeting in Washington DC on the topic Using New Technology to Improve Business Efficiency.In the open forum the discussions addressed the Cloud; Mobile applications; Business analytics and intelligence; Social Communications; Video; and Ubiquitous computing, and their impact on the testing businesses. CABEM also demonstrated the vlab application at the meeting.


TAB EZ Support for 2012

February 2012

TAB EZ support for 2012: For 2012 CABEM continues to maintain and host both the TAB EZ Technical Assistance to Brownfields communities (TAB) grant application and The Brownfield Inventory Tool (BIT) software programs for Kansas State University. TAB EZ is a grant writing tool to be used for preparation of EPA brownfields grant proposals, and BIT is a comprehensive brownfield inventory tool. In February CABEM updated the hardware and software hosting environment to address ongoing demand. Content is maintained by Kansas State University.

VNA Training Portal Support

February 2012

VNA Training Portal Support: CABEM wins 2012 contract to continue supporting the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) Training Application (also built by CABEM), and to transition the VNA website the the CABEM_Livia_CMS.The training application designed and developed by CABEM supports the VNA staff training requirements. The CMS is used to maintain the content and look And feel for the web site.

CABEM Technologies Receives GSA Schedule, Will Deploy V Labs Technology

January 2012

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — GSA Applications is pleased to announce that CABEM Technologies has been awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract and are now certified to provide goods & services to the Federal government. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through the General Services Administration (GSA), CABEM Technologies has placed their extensive line of Information Technology (IT) services on the government’s electronic ordering system, GSA Advantage!®.

CABEMLivia Workplace Trainer Enhancements

December 2011

CABEM delivered a set of enhancements for CABEMLivia Workplace Trainer, our enterprise training program. These changes included the expansion of the search capability for groups, users and training programs as well as an enhanced Training Configurations tool.

Microsoft Dynamics Integration into CABEMLivia_vlab

December 2011

CABEM developed key touch points and handoffs to integrate Microsoft Dynamics, other ERP systems and custom databases with vLabs, our test laboratory management system. This activity was undertaken to allow vLabs’ to be deployed by larger users while maintaining continuity with their internal IT systems.

CABEM wins banking project deployed from Livia Platform

November 2011

CABEM has secured a Banking Project for an undisclosed client to address customer unique workflow requirements supporting their banking processes. The backend will use the Livia Platform that addresses roles, users, organizational hierarchy, resources, notifications, documents and permissions extended in a secure and collaborative web environment. CABEM’s Livia platform allows customers to deploy sophisticated and scalable applications at lower cost and schedule than custom development while not making them captive to ERP type application structure and license fees.

NQA USA web site moved to latest version of CABEM Livia CMS

October 2011

CABEM supported NQA USA with moving their web site’s back end to the Livia_CMS; CABEM’s database driven Content Management System based on the Livia Platform. The latest version of CABEM Livia_CMS includes in context web site posting, navigation, page template and GUI management, micro site and landing page development, SEO support, as well management tools for NQA to manage events, press releases, seminars, services and standards deployed in a secure setting.

CABEM wins 3 contracts from test labs in September

September 2011

Continuing with our effort to provide more services to the test industry, CABEM received 3 projects this month. One project was from a government lab to support our TRM server which is used to bundle vibration data into a test report, another project was from a manufacturer to install an updated TRM application on a mission critical rack mounted server for vibration data management, and the third project from a commercial lab to develop an environment (both software and hardware) which allows Autonet, and older data acquisition system to run.

Beta Test of Innovation Audit to major university

September 2011

NK Associates and CABEM introduced the Innovation audit at a major university Innovation conference attended by corporations that are leaders in innovation process implementation. The audit was well received, and we are securing feedback that will help us for our release. The Innovation Audit enables you to assess your effectiveness in achieving key innovation goals and objectives. The audit is divided into three parts; Value Identification, Value Analysis, and Value Realization.

CABEM Partnership Hosts CyberSecurity Conference

August 2011

CyberSeP, a strategic alliance between NTS, CABEM, NQA and Kansas State University, invites you to attend their first cybersecurity conference taking place October 26-27, 2011 at the new Kansas State University campus in Olathe, KS. The theme for this year’s event is “Cybersecurity: Challenges, Opportunities and Collaboration.” At this year’s conference, senior executives and IT security leaders from industry, government, and academia will discuss the state of cybersecurity today, and the techniques and technologies and cooperative efforts that can be leveraged to enhance security.

CABEM Delivers Successimo Update for Private Affiliations

July 2011

CABEM working closely with Successimo, designed, built and implemented modifications to the native online application which enables private affiliations and groups to deliver targeted, specific content and training in a secure and private environment to their membership. This enhancement built at the request of private affiliations uses a subscription model for funding and includes backend admin capability for efficient membership management and communications. Successimo’s core educational site accessible from remains free. Successimo’s innovative business model connects mentors/coaches and students through a web site that uses social networking, learning, and financial reward, to bring value to all participants. Successimo continues to gain membership daily

CABEM Develops HR Application for Salary Management

June 2011

CABEM has been awarded a contract to develop a custom Human Resources employee review and compensation software application. The system will run on top of SharePoint and will be developed in C# with the use of a SQL Server database. The application has 3 basic modules, User Entry, Reporting, and Admin, with a Data Import/Export capability. The application is being installed within an existing enterprise system, and piggy backs on existing active directory authenticated permissions. Besides design and development, CABEM is providing testing and training with video and document support material. Over the years CABEM has developed multiple custom HR applications that address training, hiring, job posting, site visitation and the compensation program.

CyberSep Hires CyberSecurity Coordinator

May 2011

CyberSeP is delighted to announce the addition of Jim Nicholson as Cybersecurity Program Coordinator. In his role Jim is responsible for coordinating the efforts of partnership members towards their overarching goal of developing sustainable capabilities and solutions for securing the cyber environment. Jim brings 25 years of management experience in varied Project Management, Information Technology, and Security Compliance roles within L-3 Communications and Fortis Benefits Insurance to his new position. The Cybersecurity Partnership includes CABEM, National Technical Systems (NTS), Kansas State University (K-State), National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization (NISTAC). Welcome Jim!

CABEM awarded a Five-year IT schedule 70 GSA contract

April 2011

CABEM Technologies LLC. is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a U.S. Government General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract . The five-year contract, award No. GS-35F-0343X, will allow CABEM to provide IT Professional services (132-51), directly to Federal and State government. The GSA contract base period runs from April 15, 2011 to April 14, 2016. CABEM has a rich history of providing custom software solutions and technology solutions to federal and state government users in a subcontracting capacity. The GSA contract will support CABEM goals of providing services and products directly to the government.

K-State President Applauds Cybersecurity Partnership

March 2011

“Our continual use of technology in daily life emphasizes the importance of the cybersecurity field and collaboration in it,” said K-State President Kirk Schulz in the 3/10/2011 K-State news release on the National Cybersecurity Partnership. Mr. Schulz is referring to the consortium of CABEM, National Technical Systems (NTS)Kansas State University (KSU), National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization (NISTAC) and Knowledge Based Economic Development (KBED), who have recently joined forces to drive cybersecurity innovation. The Partnership not only looks forward to an increase in data security, but also an increase in innovative products and economic opportunities. CABEM CEO, Jay Fredkin acknowledged, “Cybersecurity is one of the most important technology challenges facing homeland security and the global economy. As a team we look forward to making significant and ongoing contributions to secure our cyber environment.”

New Cybersecurity Initiative

February 2011

The Cybersecurity Partnership is a newly created team of experts that includes CABEM, National Technical Systems (NTS) Kansas State University (KSU),National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization (NISTAC) and Knowledge Based Economic Development (KBED). Funded by CABEM and NTS, and headquartered at KSU in Manhattan KS, the consortium’s overarching goal will be to develop sustainable capabilities and solutions for securing the cyber environment. Facets of the consortium’s mission include the research and development of innovative techniques to address industry cyber security demands, industry workforce education and training, and the certification and validation of related products and services.

CABEM Supports SeaPort-e

January 2011

CABEM partner, M2 Technologies, has been awarded a contract for SeaPort-e, the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. As a subcontractor, CABEM is providing M2 and the SeaPort-e initiative software engineering, development, programming and network support services, as well as modeling, configuration management support and training. CABEM has a successful history providing technical consultation and services to innovative organizations like M2 Technologies, who was recently selected as an “early pick” presenter for the World’s Best Technology (WBT) Innovation Marketplace being held this March in Texas. Congratulations M2!

CABEM Joins Leaders in the Testing Industry

December 2010

CABEM is pleased to announce our associate membership with the ACIL – the American Council of Independent Laboratories, a leading trade association representing scientific and engineering organizations that provide expertise in testing, product certification and research and development. CABEM joined the ACIL to further our presence in the testing industry by expanding our contribution to the industry’s innovation and growth. Learn more about our software services and products that support the test industry as well as our flagship web-based application, Livia_vLab, currently used by over 35,000 engineers in the testing industry for remote access and monitoring.

CABEM Blog is here – please come join us!

November 2010

The CABEM Blog is now live and can be accessed off our website. This project started back in April as a response to a growing need for CABEM team members to informally communicate personal points of view within the context of what we all bring to the table, as professionals in our chosen fields, and also as individuals. Six months and a dozen posts later, we are ready to remove the “Beta” tag and share our thoughts with our readers, clients and collaborators. We sincerely hope that this will be a two-way street and that our ramblings will encourage comments and discussions – so please come join us!

Successimo Launches

November 2010

The Successimo website has officially launched after several months of beta testing. Successimo — Brief Lessons, Big Rewards–combines ecommerce, social networking and structured viral marketing to engage individuals to “earn while they learn”. Members are encouraged to learn, grow and reward themselves by completing brief lessons selected from an extensive list of topics. CABEM created the branding and website design, and built, deployed and maintains all site features and functionality. Leading up to the release, CABEM refined the interface and functionality incorporating feedback from early adaptors and usability sessions. This secure ecommerce site includes various media: blog, affirmations, videos, articles, forms and audio.

ECC New Site Launches

October 2010

The Expeditionary Capabilities Consortium (ECC), formerly called the Urban Operations Laboratory (UOL), launched their new website this month. CABEM provides a range of services to ECC partners, Kansas State University and M2 Technologies that include Technical Consultation, Application Design and Development, and GUI. Add website design to the list, we designed, deployed and now host the new site and included an install of CABEM Livia_CMS , to give ECC staff content management capabilities. The ECC develops new, environmentally acceptable technologies for U.S. military forces with a focus “on non-lethal capabilities that minimize collateral damage to non-combatants and the environment and addresses urgent needs of U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Brownsfields Inventory Tool for the Desktop

October 2010

CABEM delivered the desktop edition of the Brownfields Inventory Tool (BIT) for users who prefer to use the application and store the data on their individual computers. Sponsored by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and managed by Kansas State University (KSU), BIT is a collaborative online tool for access by one or multiple users to help organizations and communities around the country manage brownfields programs. KSU hired CABEM to build, deploy and maintain both the web-based application, which launched in February, and the desktop version, now available for free through the EPA and KSU.

Supporting the USMC: Energy Conservation to Squad Safety

October 2010

CABEM has been awarded a subcontract to support M2 Technologies in the operation of the Expeditionary Capabilities Consortium (ECC) under the direction of USMC PEO, Land Systems. ECC will focus on a number of tasks to address the Marine Corps Science and Technology Development requirements, from Modeling and Simulation, to Energy Conservation, and Safety, Survivability, and Force Protection. CABEM will provide technical consultation, GUI and application design and development for a number of initiatives that include Squad Safety and Explosive Detection Technologies.

CABEM All Hands Meeting

September 2010

Team members and partners from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kentucky and Kansas joined us for our All Hands Meeting on September 15. The day was full of brainstorming and next steps and featured two presentations from associates, UMass Professor and Marketing Strategist, Valerie Kijewski, and President of Harmony Environmental, LLC and Assistant Technical Director for the Center for Hazardous Substance Research from KSU, Terrie Boguski. For more on this event visit us on Facebook.

Livia_WorkplaceTrainer: Training and Testing Worldwide

August 2010

CABEM deployed our web-based application for training and testing, Livia_WorkplaceTrainer, for National Technical Services. With over 27 locations worldwide, NTS will use Livia_WorkplaceTrainer for a number of initiatives including job candidate assessment, onboarding, orientation, Microsoft Dynamics training and interdepartmental training. Since NTS uses Active Directory internally to authenticate users, CABEM has updated our application to use the existing credentials for user login authentication.

CABEM: A Microsoft Dynamics Partner

July 2010

CABEM’s Microsoft Dynamics application for renewal has been approved as we continue to partner with Microsoft to deliver comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to our clients. Microsoft Dynamics AX is designed to improve productivity, manage change and growth and simplify compliance. CABEM’s skilled development team can adapt and customize the Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal (EP) to address specific functional and applications needs in a web environment, integrate to other systems, perform data migration from old Legacy systems and perform basic deployment. Learn more about the Microsoft Dynamic partnership program .

Security and Stability for Environmental Web-based Applications

June 2010

CABEM upgraded the server and virtual environment for TAB EZ, BIT and EKAT, three environmental web-based applications built and deployed by CABEM in collaboration with M2 Technologies and CHSR (The Center for Hazardous Substance Research), part of KSU’s College of Engineering. The new ESXi hosting platform runs multiple virtual machines on a thin hypervisor resulting in a more efficient use of memory, processor, and disk resources for better application performance. Sponsored by the EPATAB EZ (Technical Assistance to Brownfields communities ) and BIT (Brownfields Inventory Tool) web-based applications facilitate the funding and inventory management of Brownfields sites in the U.S. – both applications are free to the public. EKAT, also known as the Environmental Knowledge Assessment Tool, is being used commercially and by the military to identify, research, and evaluate environmental and safety related issues.

Livia_MarketingManager Deployed for Global Services Firm

May 2010

CABEM replaced a leading MRM (Marketing Resource Management system) for one of our clients with Livia_MarketingManager, a module from the CABEM Livia family of web-based business solutions. Livia_MarketingManager lets the corporate marketing team manage campaign budgets, store digital assets and generate reports, 24/7, without the expense, and excess functionality, of the majority of MRMs currently on the market. CABEM is also in the process of deploying a customized version of Livia_WorkPlaceTrainer for the same client.

New Version Release: Software for Saving Lives

April 2010

CABEM just released Version 0.3.0 of the Stand-Off Bomb software (SBD). This version of the SBD software integrates control of multiple multichannel analyzers and neutron counters. Lead by M2 Technologies and Kansas State University (KSU), The Stand-Off Bomb Detection project is an initiative to produce a technology for detecting hidden explosives. Using the measurement of neutron and/or photon energies, the SBD device is being developed to quickly interrogate an object in seconds from a range of up to 10m to determine if the target contains conventional explosives. CABEM is developing a GUI-based program to control the SBD instruments in order to integrate and present results to the user, and store results in a database for further analysis later.

A New CABEM Website!

April 2010

We redesigned and launched the new CABEM website! The new site communicates our expanded products and services, providing more detailed information on the CABEM Livia family of applications for business and virtual monitoring. Built using CABEM LIvia_CMS as the backbone (our proprietary content management system), the CABEM marketing team now experiences increased functionality and a series of great admin tools that so many of our clients currently enjoy. Created entirely in-house, the new site will be refreshed with content, white papers and case studies. Stay tuned…our CABEM blog is coming soon.

CABEM Contracted for Target Detection GUI

March 2010

CABEM will develop GUI (Graphical User Interface) for the Decentralized Signal Processing for Target Detection project — an initiative focused on enabling new technologies for terrain mapping, remote surveillance, environmental monitoring and the detection of moving targets, bombs, radiation and WMDs. Working in collaboration with M2 Technologies, and Bala Natarajan and the WiCom Research group from Kansas State University (KSU), CABEM has been tasked to integrate GUI components, algorithms from the KSU group, and software components like Qt, and Matlab, into a single seamless desktop application. Delivering the initial phase request in less than two weeks, CABEM produced requirements documentation, UI, and a flash simulation of the application based on a scenario concept consisting of maps, regions, sensor types and algorithms. Future phases of this initiative include the development of more complex evaluation tools and an expanded GUI and Monitoring Simulation.

Virtual Monitoring for the Equine Industry

February 2010

CABEM introduces CABEM Livia_Equine, a new member of our family of virtual monitoring applications created for the equine industry. Livia_Equine is an accessible, web-based application that enables your team to manage horses and view stables, events, and medical instrumentation-virtually. And with Livia_Equine your team can collaboratively manage projects and share data, from the convenience of your desktop. Authorized team members can schedule, remotely view, and record video sessions anywhere, and we have recently expanded the virtual monitoring applications to allow teams to see up to eight preview boxes on their browser screen to view events, and live data results, at the same time.

Launched: The Brownfields Inventory Tool (BIT)

January 2010

CABEM is proud to announce the release of the Brownfields Inventory Tool (BIT), an accessible, web-based application sponsored by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to help monitor and manage brownfields sites throughout the U.S. CABEM teamed up with Kansas State University (KSU) to design, develop, build and deploy this online tool for access by cities, regional coalitions, and Tribes to create site inventories; submit reports; and document important administrative information about brownfields and other environmental programs. Designed for ease of use, this online application also leverages CABEM’s expertise in visual design and GUI. Free to all users, BIT can be used in conjunction with, an online brownfields grant writing tool, representing another successful collaboration between KSU, CABEM and the Environmental Protection Agency.

CABEM Upgrades VNA Care Network & Hospice Website

December 2009

CABEM is refreshing the VNA Care Network & Hospice Website to make it a more effective tool for communicating VNA services and locations to those searching for immediate support. CABEM will work closely with the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) to update the home page within the context of the existing design to accommodate new content direction and better promote service offerings. VNA updates much of the content themselves, and looks to CABEM for design and development support. As part of this refresh, CABEM will build a customized Photo Gallery tool to present images like the VNAs newly renovated residence for the terminally ill, the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home at Chilton Street in Cambridge, Ma. CABEM recently concluded an upgrade of the VNAs Home, Health and Hospice portal, expanding staff training capabilities and admin functionality.

Eight Previews at Once with CABEM Livia_vLAB

November 2009

CABEM continues to enhance our web-based virtual monitoring applications using MPEG4 and Flash technologies. CABEM Livia_vLab, for the engineering and testing industry, now enables authenticated individuals to see up to eight preview boxes on their browser screen at the same time, to compare live tests, and live data results, from the convenience of their desktop. In the Livia admin, up to eight web cameras and *KVM switches can be set up and easily configured in a variety of combinations to accomplish project objectives. LabInsight, a customized version of Livia_vLab, has been upgraded this month for National Technical Systems, a global engineering services firm with expertise in product testing and evaluation.
* KVM switches are used to extend computer desktop/screens through the CABEM Livia_vLab application.

Frag IT to Capture and Play Back Explosions

October 2009

CABEM has been awarded a contract to assist in developing Frag-IT, short for Fragmentation Infrared Tracking Technology. The Frag-IT system, based on previous IR tracking projects the team has been involved with, records an explosion for later playback and analysis. The Frag-IT project is lead by M2 Technologies. CABEM provides software development assistance and other technical expertise, and University of Kentucky supplies image processing expertise. The project is sponsored by Marine Corps Systems Command.

TAB EZ: 2nd Year Running!

September 2009

Initially launched in September 2008, TAB EZ is at it again, assisting organizations and communities in the preparation of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants. CABEM designed, built and deployed in collaboration with Kansas State University (KSU), and provides maintenance and software upgrades for the online application throughout the year. Designed for ease of use, our team built TAB EZ with collaborative tools and functionality to build proposals, access resources and share site data. CABEM worked with KSU to enhance and update the site to reflect the FY10 EPA Brownfields grant guidelines released in late August. Move fast: the deadline for proposal submittal is October 16, 2009!

CABEM Works with UOL on New Software Release

August 2009

Stand-off Bomb Detection (SBD) System Version 0.0.1 was released by the team of M2 TechnologiesKansas State University and CABEM earlier this summer as part of a UOL initiative lead by KSU and of M2 – an additional release date of version 0.1.1 is expected in September. The SBD device measures neutron and/or photon energies to rapidly interrogate a distant “target” in a matter of seconds to determine whether the object contains conventional explosives. The system is managed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and control software controlling the integrated equipment and sensors while displaying relevant information for three classes of users. Version 0.0.1 refined the remote capabilities of a number of this system’s features; the up and coming release of Version 0.1.1 will include algorithmic updates for gamma-photon scanning, and bug fixes based on user feedback.

CABEM completes ThermalSquad Control and UI Design Document

July 2009

The ThermalSquad Control and UI Design Document developed by CABEM, Kansas State University (KSU) and M2 Technologies has been approved by the UOL team. The ThermalSquad Software models body physiology and temperature to predict the impact of Marine or other military uniforms and equipment under extremes of hot and cold field conditions. The Control and UI Document describes the transition from version 1.0 to 2.0 of the software by adding a user friendly graphical interface to the existing command line simulation. The document also lays a framework for future software versions including a more detailed body models, more dynamic motion modeling, and 3D graphical output.

CABEM Delivers Nationwide Video Protocol Upgrades to NTS

June 2009

As part of National Technical Services (NTS) LabInsight offerings, live tests are filmed real time for desktop viewing by program participants and NTS clients. Incidents of delayed and blurred videos while viewing tests live were increasingly causing problems for NTS program managers. Assessing the dilemma holistically, CABEM provided an in depth analysis, considering the uniqueness of different NTS facilities, resources and processes nationwide. CABEM proposed the right mix of technology and process consultation, resolving the problems by implementing H264 compression protocol and upgrading specifications and processes for NTS networks and cameras. CABEM’s efforts resulted in vastly improved refresh rates and video quality for this important customer facing program.

Accolades to Identity Force

April 2009

CABEM applauds our client, IdentityForce, for supporting New York’s Iona College as the first higher education organization in the nation to eliminate the threat of data breaches. Colleges and Universities are often targeted for data breaches and identity theft. IdentityForce’s CampusWatch solution for Iona College protects the community at large with a comprehensive program that uses prevention, detection, restoration and reimbursement tools, offers education and training, and facilitates compliance with federal and state identity theft-related regulations. CABEM provides IdentityForce with application design and development for their complex backend admin capabilities as well creative design for various online initiatives.

CABEM Welcomes Scientist, Dr Harvey Shau

April 2009

Senior scientist, Harvey Schau, PhD, has joined CABEM as a consultant teaming up with us on undisclosed projects for the military. Currently a visiting professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a subject matter expertise in Optics and Infrared Technologies, Dr. Schau has 25 years experience working with military systems that include: R&D in optics, image processing, hyperspectral sensing, aerospace engineering, and pattern recognition for Meridian Systems; design for diffractive optics elements and development of real time computer based system for processing 6 LWIR and 4 visible sensors in a missile seeker DARPA; achieving success in phase correction using liquid crystals for wide field view optics, and, diffractive infrared optics for wide field of regard without gimbals for Raytheon; as well as field measurement, integration, and testing of electro-optical and infrared sensors and missile seekers at the Radiation Technology Laboratory and computer models of military targets and countermeasures for both low altitude and ballistic missile systems as part of General Dynamics/Hughes.

New NQA Site Goes Live

March 2009

Drawing from the NQA brand and current design direction, CABEM redesigned NQA’s (National Quality Assurance) site with a new look and feel, a flash introduction, and a GUI and over all structure that is more contemporary and intuitive. In addition to installing Livia, CABEM’s proprietary CMS (content management system), CABEM also expanded the site’s admin tools, adding an Events application for promoting seminars and events, and facilitating online customer registrations and credit card payments.

CABEM to Brand and Build Successimo

February 2009

CABEM has been chosen to brand and build a new website for; a site in the making that promises success to customers who actively engage in Successimo’s unique online proposition. Learning, financial reward, and social networking, are the key elements of Successimo’s model. Participants are encouraged to learn, grow and reward themselves by completing a series of brief lessons of their choice chosen from an extensive array of topics. Points are earned upon completion of the lessons and are redeemed for product purchases that will be facilitated through the Successimo site. Working closely with Successimo’s originators and investors, CABEM will develop the visual identity in parallel with the site development and build. The development and build will incorporate complex functionality addressing a learning curriculum, membership status, point redemption, product purchasing and team building, to name just a few.

CABEM to Redesign M2 Website

January 2009

CABEM has been chosen to design and build a new website for long term client and partner, M2; a woman owned organization that stays on the forefront of developing techniques for providing non-lethal capabilities to military, law enforcement and homeland security agencies. As part of the redesign, CABEM will work closely with the M2 team to clarify important brand characteristics and enhance messaging. In addition to the new look and feel, the upcoming site will be more interactive and better structured for flexibility and future expansion. Included in the build will be Livia, CABEM’s proprietary Content Management System.

CABEM and Sustainability

December 2008

CABEM is pleased to be a partner organization of CESAS (Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability); and a contributor to this month’s KSU 2009 Sustainability Conference. Welcoming over 350 attendees, this January conference included leaders in education, commerce, government and non-profit entities, providing a venue for sharing new ideas and approaches related to sustainability. Conference sponsor, CESAS, brings together organizations focused on multi-disciplinary research and education for the advancement of sustainability.

CABEM Wins Creative Design Contract

December 2008

CABEM has been chosen to redesign a new English and French website for NQA (National Quality Assurance); these sites will be designed to align more closely with NQA’s brand and future direction. Along with providing a new visual design, CABEM will improve upon the existing information architecture and site navigation; add a new market capabilities and communications section; as well as a homepage flash feature. We will also be incorporating into the build, Livia, CABEM’s proprietary Content Management System, giving NQA more flexibility in updating timely content like news, events and spotlight features.

CABEM Hires Northeastern Co-op Student, Rudy Mutter

December 2008

CABEM hired Rudy Mutter as one of our Junior Developers this month from the Northeastern University Cooperative Program, one of the largest and most distinctive co-op programs in the country. The Northeastern co-op program allows students to alternate semesters of study with semesters of employment in areas that are most relevant to their academic and career interests. Rudy’s transition was remarkably smooth considering CABEM’s fast-paced environment. Within just a few weeks, Rudy has played an active and important role in supporting our deadline driven production needs.

Homeland Security Award goes to Manhattan, Kansas

November 2008

CABEM applauds Homeland Security’s selection of Manhattan, Kansas for the building of a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Competing against six alternative sites, Homeland Security’s Directorate for Science and Technology confirmed this December the award of $450 million to begin the build of the lab on KSU’s Manhattan campus in 2010. With a projected completion date of 2015, the new lab will assess and research aspects of public and animal health important to national security, bioterrorism threats and other related responsibilities for homeland defense research, development, testing and evaluation.

CABEM Wins ERP Contract

November 2008

A contract was awarded to CABEM Technologies to implement the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution for National Technical Systems (NTS), a global provider of process and product compliance services, design engineering services and program management support. Amongst other market sectors, Microsoft Dynamics AX is a leading ERP solution focused on global companies within the Services Industries, offering solutions to more effectively manage businesses, from customer relationships through financial management.

KSU Continues Green

October 2008

CABEM would like to congratulate Kansas State University for the successful 2008 debut of TAB EZ; an online application that facilitates brownfields grant writing for submittal to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Working under a tough deadline, CABEM Technologies and KSU teamed up to create this new grant writing tool that went live in September. With a November 14th grant deadline, participants had a window of just a few months to complete and submit their final grants for the EPA’s consideration. During the active grant writing period the TAB EZ site experienced a surge of visits and few helpdesk sessions attesting to a great start and future for this new initiative.

New EKAT Software Version Installed

October 2008

EKAT version DV-6.811 was installed on November 13, 2008 at a military location by CABEM Technologies. CABEM addressed Single sign on (SSO) authorization and installed the Microsoft .net application in a VMware virtual environment. As part of the install, the EKAT Team enhanced the CMS (Content Management System) and updated the database containing federal and state regulations and other safety and health data for lists of chemicals. EKAT is developed by the team of M2 TechnologiesKansas State University, and CABEM Technologies.

Introducing mebac!

September 2008

mebac has been a part of CABEM’s team for a while and is an inspiration to us all as CABEM’s alter ego with a bit of an attitude (mebac is a creation of our equally inspiring Creative Director, Boris Savic). However, it’s not until recently that our fiery, flashy friend decided to take a more visible…or is it virtual role? Either way, please welcome mebac.

TAB EZ Brownsfields Grant Software Goes Live

August 2008

In only two months, CABEM built and deployed, an online application sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and now available to the public. This application guides individuals and organizations through the complex process of grant writing, and ensures accessibility to all individuals interested in writing Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup grants in order to gain funding from the EPA. In close collaboration with Kansas State University, CABEM designed the look and feel of the portal incorporating tools and functionality that allow the grant proposal owner, and designated proposal participants, to register and sign-in; build, manage, render and save proposals; access important resources and helpful hints; and communicate and collaborate with each other. Included is a CMS that provides a variety of admin capabilities for KSU to use such as populating content, managing users, checking links and viewing site usage data.

For more information on Brownfields go to the EPA’s Brownfields and Land Revitalization Homepage.

CABEM Wins Contract for Brownsfield Grant and Inventory Software

June 2008

CABEM has won a contract from Kansas State University to build, deploy, host and support three (3) Brownsfield Management applications sponsored by the EPA (Environmental Pollution Authority) for public use. The TABEZ application is an online tool that creates, builds and manages Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup Grants, the BIT application will include a desktop Application and Web application that will assist users with inventorying, prioritizing and reporting processes for Brownfield activities. All 3 applications are scheduled for release within one (1) year. Found in every State in the U.S.; Brownfield’s are described by the EPA as “properties, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant” with gas stations and drycleaners being common examples.

Builds and Installs Major Identity Force Update

June 2008

CABEM worked closely with the Identity Force team, and other industry experts to build and implement a new front end for the Identity Theft web site at CABEM continues to add new front end, back end and functional capabilities for Identity Force, the #1 provider of Identity Protection to the US Government in addition to providing ongoing technical site maintenance and management.

CABEM Develops Robot and Gaming Simulation Tool

May 2008

CABEM is working closely with the UOL (Urban Operations Laboratory) initiative to develop a robots and gaming simulation tool; this undertaking requires heavy graphic development and the creation of an ongoing series of unique scenario-gaming simulations with the goal of facilitating a strategic approach to better understand, address and successfully counteract the ever changing threats encountered while in the field. To evaluate and develop solutions for this complex challenge, CABEM is employing sophisticated technology and a number of 2D and 3D visual design tools for interface development.

Develops Large Test Data Automation Processing Script

May 2008

CABEM has developed for an undisclosed Fortune 500 company a data processing script providing an important data analysis, trending and plotting support service. This unique script automates the recording and processing of raw data as well as the consolidation of the data based on client criteria. As part of this automated process, a plotted graphic overview is supplied to the user based on the consolidated data. Running on a six month project time line, the raw data arrives every 15 minutes representing an enormous flow of information that is quickly identified and organized for online retrieval through a web based application designed by CABEM.

Delivers Sign In Kiosk

April 2008

CABEM designed and delivered a Kiosk application that allows visitors to sign in, sign out and print badges.The smart application recognizes returning visitors saving sign in time for all involved parties. Designed to be used in both single and multi-facility locations the application also allows authenticated administrators to track, collect and have access to important visitor information and metrics. This software solution is quickly deployable, can be skinned for individual branding requirements and can integrate with sales, customer service, security or other software applications.

Stand Off Bomb Detection Specification

March 2008

CABEM delivered a specification document for the UOL (Urban Operations Laboratory) detailing design requirements to build the user interface and control software for the Stand-Off Bomb Detection (SBD) initiative. The SBD device in development will screen cars, areas and individuals for explosives, and will operate remotely within a one to two mile range. Collaborating with M2 Technologies and Kansas State University on this initiative; CABEM will provide technology consultation, software design, user and graphical interface, programming and technical program management. The SBD device utilizes a technology that examines suspect objects through Neutron and/or Photon beams exposure, a response is then recorded and compared to database templates to quickly assess whether or not an object contains explosives.

Customizes and Installs Recruitment Tool

March 2008

CABEM built a Live Chat Application for National Technical Services (NTS). As part of an initiative to highlight staffing opportunities and aid recruiting efforts CABEM deployed Live Chat on the NTS Corp Career page. The NTS Live Chat Graphic designed by CABEM alerts visitors that NTS recruiters are “standing by” in real time to discuss available contract and permanent employment positions. NTS provides engineering services, testing, registration, and technical resource solutions to over 6,000 clients in the Aerospace, Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Consumer/Financial Services, Computer, Software, Medical Device, Telecommunications and Wireless markets.

Call Center Admin Application

February 2008

CABEM designed built and delivered an admin tool to assist a large scale Call Center Initiative. Developed for an undisclosed client, this tool helps the Administrators perform a number of call center tasks like tracking incoming customer support requests and assigning call center representatives. As part of this process the call center representative can access configurable online question and answer resources to facilitate prompt and accurate customer problem resolution. To further support this Call Center initiative, CABEM prepared and delivered training manuals and videos, and provided training to the call center champion.

Launches new Test Application

January 2008

CABEM Announces the Launch of the new test Application for the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA). The VNA continually advances quality healthcare by offering staff development and continuing education to their clinicians and staff online. As part of this effort, CABEM developed a new tool within the HomeHealth & Hospice portal that permits the VNA to administer, grade and track canned tests online, share and post information and documents as well as issue certificates upon successful test completion. Built to enhance communication between supervisors and staff, this tool facilitates real time feedback on healthcare questions and problems thus improving staff preparedness in the field.

CMS Consultants Admin Tool for NQA

January 2008

CABEM develops and installs front end and back end content admin tools for the website of National Quality Assurance (NQA), a world-renowned provider of certification and assessment services. With proper authentication, CABEM has extended permission to individual consultants to access and update the NQA Consultants pages with information specific to their business and expertise. Once revised, the information is sent to a staging area where it is reviewed, approved and published by NQA.

Joins Environmental Consortium

December 2007

CABEM is proud to announce that we have joined the Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS), a network of partner organizations choosing to work collaboratively to advance sustainability and sustainable development. CESAS is founded on the concept of a “Triple Bottom Line” where economic, social, and environmental values are all vital to decision making.

Designs and Implements HR Integration Program

October 2007

CABEM designed, built and installed a locally stored application that uses an xml web service to access Human Resource information that is important to the employee’s performance. Once properly authenticated, the HR integration application pinpoints the desired data based on a various employee parameters, then the data is automatically retrieved and loaded locally to the HR administrators legacy Human Resource application. Additionally, this web service identifies future dates to help track and ensure employees are consistently trained and certified.

CABEM Receives Military Award

October 2007

M2 Technologies has been awarded a $7.7 million research and development contract for the Urban Operations Laboratory (UOL), to a provide Strategic Planning for the Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad. The Urban Operations Laboratory (UOL) was established with Kansas State University to develop new, environmentally acceptable technologies that give our military forces the advantage in urban operations. CABEM as a strategic partner with M2 Technologies will provide application design, software development and other technology services to support the program initiatives.

Implements ERP System

August 2007

CABEM implements an online ERP system as part of our ISO 9001 initiative. The application supports a variety of CABEM’s business processes to include project management, resource scheduling, internal collaboration, financial management as well as HR functions like tracking employee time. Named by CABEM after the famous author, George Orwell, this customized opensource tool sees all,- perfectly Orwellian!

Receives ISO Grant

July 2007

CABEM wins a $16,000 grant from the Massachusetts Government. As part of CABEM’s ongoing commitment to quality service, CABEM successfully applied for a grant from the Massachusetts Work Force Training Fund to implement an ISO 9000 Quality Management System. CABEM’s commitment to ISO 9000 will help ensure quality processes and systems that support CABEM’s growth initiatives and will include procedures that promote consistency and continuous improvement.

Delivers Hierarchical CMS

July 2007

CABEM develops and deploys a Hierarchical Content Management System (CMS) for an undisclosed client designed to manage large volumes of web pages for company information and services. In addition to enabling authenticated personnel to populate content easily and efficiently, this tool was also designed to play a key role in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) program by optimizing information architecture with the systematic application of search engine friendly text.

Hosts EKAT in Newton Facility

June 2007

CABEM has moved the hosting of EKAT (Environmental Knowledge and Assessment Tool) to their facility in Newton, Ma. This tool built in collaboration with M2 Technologies and Kansas State University identifies, researches, and evaluates environmental and safety-related issues for products and systems. Hosted in a VMware environment on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, EKAT is an expert system offering web-based environmental solutions such as PESHE and NEPA report generators, chemical screening against federal requirements, indoor air spill monitoring and other useful tools.

Launches Spanish Site

May 2007

CABEM launches the Spanish website for VNA Care Network & Hospice , the 2nd largest Home Health care and Hospice agency in the USA. CABEM provided translation services, populated content and installed the website for this agency whose medical professionals have been helping people reach their health care goals while remaining at home.

You can view the Spanish Web site at: VNA Care Network & Hospice/Spanish

Delivers Back End Admin

April 2007

CABEM delivers to Identity Force new and more comprehensive capabilities. The sophisticated services package provided by Identity Force provides participants a complete suite of Identity Theft protection services. In addition CABEM has implemented a full capabilities back end admin system that allows Identity Force authenticated personnel to manage users, partners, suppliers, content, emails, alerts, reports and statistics.

Launches French Site

April 2007

CABEM builds and delivers the French Website for National Quality Assurance (NQA). NQA is one of the world’s largest certification organizations and is renowned for providing certification and assessment services and related training to a wide range of manufacturing, commercial and service sectors.

Celebrates 5 years

March 2007

CABEM celebrates our 5th year in business. Since its incorporation in February of 2002, CABEM continues to expand its services and grow its customer base. While deepening our expertise in application design, software design, and development and integration, we have added a visual design function. CABEM’s ongoing services and solutions target the Military, Health, Financial and Testing industries.

Delivers VNA Web Site

March 2007

CABEM delivers and the installs the VNACare Network and Hospice website. This collaborative effort between CABEM and the VNA was implemented with CABEM providing the IA design, visual elements, html build, database, and job application module. The VNA published the content using admin tools and the CSS implementation which structured content and other page format renderings.

New EKAT Version Delivered

December 2006

An EKAT interim update; version 5.701 was installed on January 26, 2007 at a military location by CABEM Technologies. This installation updated the database containing federal and state regulations and other safety and health data for lists of chemicals. In addition, minor improvements and new content was added to EKAT and installed during this update. A more significant update is scheduled for June 2007. EKAT is developed by the team of M2 Technologies, Kansas State University, and CABEM Technologies.

Delivers Beta Release of LabInsight

December 2006

CABEM delivers a beta release of LabInsight to National Technical Systems , a leader in providing environmental and test services to the technology sectors. LabInsight is a branded and customized version of vLab which allows NTS to extend to their customer project specific data and documentation as well as remote test witnessing capability through web based applications. Security and NTS unique configuration requirements have been addressed, and the LabInsight application is integrated tightly with NTS enterprise software systems allowing NTS to receive efficiencies and continuity of information movement organizationally.

Builds and Delivers Identity Force Website

October 2006

CABEM builds, delivers, configures the hosted environment and installs the front end for the Identity Force website. This delivery required an expedited program designed to document the services and capabilities, and to extend basic services through Identity Theft’s partner affiliates. A more comprehensive release is slated for January 2007, which will include sophisticated back end admin systems. Identity Force is a trusted leader in identity theft protection, and one of only three companies selected by the U.S. government to provide identity theft services to federal agencies.

Product Redesign for Managing Laboratory Information Technology

September 2006

CABEM renames TRM to vLab for “Virtual Lab” and redesigns the product to address overall laboratory Information Technology management and workflow. The product will address three major weaknesses in test laboratories. The first is basic enterprise requirements where the many types and vintages of data acquisition equipment can be networked, accessed and backed up systematically. The second is desktop management which gives technicians the ability to manage, bundle and issue reports while the data is automatically loaded into a searchable database. The third is the virtual extension of the laboratory where test data, computer screens, video of the tests and documentation can be viewed remotely on a desktop. vLab is designed to address multiple levels of security. The customizable system has complete backend admin capability that allows authenticated laboratory personnel to configure and grant access to the various user groups.

Supporting Growing Website and Services for Identity Force

July 2006

CABEM has signed on with Identity Force’s software arm to help them extend Identity Theft services to their partners and end user clients in this ever growing market.

Awarded Website Development for Visiting Nurses Association

July 2006

CABEM has been awarded a web development contract by VNA Care Network & Hospice the 2nd largest Home Health care and Hospice agency in the USA. As part of the contract CABEM will design the Information Architecture (IA) with consideration given to supporting the user base and growing health care requirements. We will design and build the home page and multiple templates that piggyback on VNA’s established branding elements. CABEM will implement and install the database driven website with cascading style sheets script (CSS) that will control the web site look and feel. The web site will include CABEM’s job posting and application module with full backend admin capability. The VNA’s public relations department will populate and maintain site content using admin tools developed by CABEM.

Awarded Contract to Upgrade Environmental Management Tool

June 2006

The EKAT team of M2 Technologies, Kansas State University, and CABEM has been awarded a contract to enhance the EKAT application. The upgrade initiatives include: PESHE upgrade and enhancements, NEPA modularity, an Emergency Response Tool, enhancements to the Systems evaluation tool, as well as ongoing maintenance and update requirements to existing capabilities. A dedicated EKAT application is available free of charge to qualified users. Contact Jay Fredkin at CABEM technologies if you are interested in free access to the pollution prevention environmental software.

CABEM Designs and Builds Accounting Management Tool

May 2006

CABEM designs and builds a hierarchical management system called mother-daughter (M-D) which acts as a consolidation tool for multiple AS400 accounting systems/hubs. The accounting management tool uses drag and drop capability and allows users to review, select, copy, create and build hierarchies of customer records across a set of AS400 accounting hubs. When a user wants to create or edit a customer record the application workflow guides them through the steps of selecting an appropriate record from set of active accounting hubs. The tool has powerful search capability and is also used to integrate legacy applications and extend data to web services for both internal and external purposes.

EPA Spotlights the EKAT Application

April 2006

EKAT is presented in the EPA CLU-IN Spotlight section. The Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) Web Site provides information about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies to the hazardous waste remediation community. The CLU-IN site was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) but is intended as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders.

New EKAT Installation for Both Military and Commercial Use

March 2006

CABEM installs EKAT at a major military installation to support environmental evaluation requirements. In addition, CABEM installed the new version on a server that is being accessed by commercial users.

CABEM completes a major data recovery effort that required forensic data recovery services and database rebuilding to recover the lost information. Subsequent to the data recovery, CABEM supported the new server and configuration deployment.

EKAT Team Completes Major Application Upgrade

February 2006

The team of M2 Technologies, Kansas State University, and CABEM has completed the development of EKAT version 4.6.04 which represented a full year of development. In addition to upgrading existing capability including a major NEPA upgrade, the new version includes a wizard, and systems tool as well as numerous help tools such as demonstration projects, in context help, and media tutorials.

New Upgrade for vLab Suite of Tools

January 2006

CABEM develops an automated backup capability for TRM deployed via a drop in server that can be remotely managed. CABEM has designed and built for inclusion in the vLab suite of tools and automated backup system that secures mission critical data from all different types of data acquisition equipment in a central and secure location. Additionally the backup server can take over vLab server duties in cases of primary server failure.

CABEM to Provide Comprehensive Information Technology Services

December 2005

CABEM signs a two (2) year Agreement, with National Technical Systems (NTSC) to provide Information Technology services. Under the comprehensive Consulting services agreement CABEM will provide software design and development, web site development and maintenance, integration and hardware services. CABEM will focus on test laboratory workflow, data collection and report generation, as well as NTS’ web site which includes the customer portal, an industry leading web based application used to extend services to clientele.

Developing a Virtual Environment: Old Software, New Hardware

November 2005

CABEM develops a virtual environment to allow Autonet software, an older but still popular data acquisition software to run on new hardware, and interface with the TRM application for modern requirements such as database management, backup and web deployment.

The Autonet software runs unmodified in a virtual machine which emulates a simple PC with standard screen, memory, and accessories. The virtual machine screen keyboard and mouse are operable through a standard monitor, keyboard and mouse attached to the computer system running the application or over the network from a java plug-in enabled web browser. The Autonet software is unmodified and maintains its original software license requirements.

Web-based Education Portal Delivered to the VNA

October 2005

CABEM has delivered a web-based education portal for home health clinicians to VNA Care Network of Worcester, MA. VNA Care Network is the second largest Visiting Nurse Association in the country, serving patients in over 200 Massachusetts communities. The VNA Care Network was awarded a federal HRSA Grant to address nursing recruitment and retention in light of the national nursing shortage. Using these grant funds, the VNA and CABEM have developed a web-based portal that will allow the VNA to offer education using a web-based platform. VNA Care Network, working closely with CABEM, plans to nationally brand this product under the name Home Health and Hospice Resources, the existing product can be viewed at

Extending Services to Laboratories with Web-based Applications

August 2005

CABEM technologies initiated design and build of a major enhancement to TRM that will allow laboratories to extend services via web applications as well collect data, network equipment and publish reports. Expected delivery for the major update is in March 2006.

VNA Receives Grant for Web-based Education Portal

June 2005

CABEM has been engaged by VNA Care Network of Worcester, MA to develop a web-based education portal for home health clinicians. VNA Care Network is the second largest Visiting Nurse Association in the country, serving patients in over 200 Massachusetts communities. The VNA Care Network was awarded a federal HRSA Grant in 2003 to address nursing recruitment and retention in light of the national nursing shortage. Using these grant funds, the VNA and CABEM will develop a web-based portal that will allow the VNA to offer education, developed within its grant funded programs, within a web-based platform.

CABEM to Build Web-based Education Portal for the VNA

May 2005

CABEM has been engaged by VNA Care Network of Worcester, MA to develop a web-based education portal for home health clinicians. VNA Care Network is the second largest Visiting Nurse Association in the country, serving patients in over 200 Massachusetts communities. The VNA Care Network was awarded a federal HRSA Grant in 2003 to address nursing recruitment and retention in light of the national nursing shortage. Using these grant funds, the VNA and CABEM will develop a web-based portal that will allow the VNA to offer education, developed within its grant funded programs, within a web-based platform.

Wins Contract for Web-based Environmental Evaluation Tool

March 2005

CABEM Technologies won an 18 month contract to maintain and expand EKAT’s capabilities. EKAT provides military users expert environmental guidance and automated report generation with a focus on pollution prevention, environmental compliance and life cycle evaluation. The software is a collaborative effort between M2 Technologies, Kansas State University and CABEM Technologies. This phase will add increased PESHE report capability, systems evaluations capability, and address upcoming GIS requirements while improving on and updating the existing capability. EKAT is presently being evaluated for commercial applications.

Updates TRM Systems and Enhances Data Acquisition Requirements

February 2005

Continuing a trend for sophisticated laboratories using TRM to support their data acquisition and reporting requirements, MIT/Lincoln Labs became a client this month. In support of TRM, CABEM continues to expand the capability to prepare the product for larger market acceptance. CABEM has added the ability to superimpose multiple data streams by selected time periods onto the same plot. They also have deployed a demo CD that allows prospective users running in a windows environment to boot up and operate the Linux based TRM system for evaluation purposes, and are presently writing/testing firmware to allow routers to be used in a data logger capacity saving the client significant costs in their data acquisition hardware.

CABEM Evaluates Multi-site Email Software Deployment

January 2005

As part of our Discovery program in our consulting group, CABEM evaluated a multi-site Microsoft Exchange email software deployment and provided written recommendations to improve performance for a public company. The customer had more than 20 different physical locations and required better reliability while reducing costs. CABEM evaluated the existing infrastructure including the hardware, software, bandwidth and personnel resources. CABEM evaluated the frequency and usage patterns for the company’s numerous locations, and also evaluated alternative software programs in addition to the deployment options. CABEM provided to the customer eight major recommendations to simplify deployment while upgrading reliability and reducing cost. CABEM’s goal was to devise a program that would be pragmatic and reasonable to both implement and maintain while achieving the desired results.

EKAT Environmental Software – 3 New Modules

November 2004

CABEM completes version 3 of EKAT environmental software in cooperation with M2 and KSU for military application. The new version of EKAT includes the addition of three (3) modules: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Tool for Estimating Chemical Concentrations in Air (TECCA), and the Programmatic Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Evaluation (PESHE) Report Generator. The User Interface is redesigned to promote simple and intuitive use. Designed initially to support the DODI 5000.2 environmental requirements, EKAT is customizable and can be expanded for commercial and other government sector applications.

CABEM Delivers New NQA Website

October 2004

CABEM designs, builds and delivers a web site to the National Quality Assurance – USA division ( NQA-USA is a leading ISO registrar and known internationally as a premier provider of management support services having registered over 15,000 quality management systems. NQA-USA’s customers include NASA, Boeing, Caterpillar, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, EMC, American Power Conversion and Canon. CABEM will continue to provide maintenance and support services for the web site.

TRN’s Drop-In Solution Aids Integration Process

September 2004

In cooperation with Spectral Dynamics, a leading provider of Vibration Controllers, TRM is getting traction and is being used by high profile users such as NASA, the Navy, Raytheon, and Honeywell. TRM uses web based technology for the collection, recovery and publishing of vibration data. A module within TRM allows for data to be sorted, sequenced and then published using approved templates. TRM’s “drop-in” solution also provides test laboratories the ability to integrate the various vintage technologies and operating systems used in vibration and other test data collection requirements.

CABEM Wins CEMMA Software System Subcontract

August 2004

CABEM wins a subcontract to assist in the design and implementation of CEMAA II (Computation ElectroMagnetics Analysis Assistant) from Spectra Research. CEMMA a front end simulation is used to evaluate vehicle antennae designs for the DOD. CEMAA is a software system that provides the user with Software Assistants to work with input data for a file-based computational code such as computational electromagnetic (CEM) codes. CEMAA is being used in the design efforts for several ongoing DOD research programs on new military vehicles.

CABEM Wins Contract to Redesign and Upgrade NTS Website

July 2004

CABEM receives a contract to design and build a replacement web site for National Technical Systems (NTSC:NASDAQ), a recognized leader in engineering and test services. NTS’ site will include authenticated capabilities that allow NTS to provide communication, project management, reporting and hiring services electronically. It will address the multiple markets NTS serves and provide content to explain NTS’ significant technical resources and capabilities.

CABEM to Design Website Quality Management Leader

June 2004

CABEM receives contract to design and build a replacement web site for NQA-USA, a leading provider of ISO registration services. The simple site will quickly communicate services and requirements for quality system registration for this premier provider of quality management services.

CABEM to Upgrade EKAT Environmental Software

May 2004

CABEM receives a contract to expand EKAT capability further. Scheduled for a January 2005 release, the next edition will be a comprehensive upgrade which will include report automation capability for PESHE, a NEPA decision tree, and a tool to calculate the release of chemicals in the air. The content will be enhanced and updated and the User Interface (UI) will be upgraded as well.

CABEM Expands Data Automation Software

April 2004

CABEM expands the capability of TRM software (Data Automation) to allow for a simple controller set up and online configuration, minimizing the need for technical support. This expanded capability works with various versions of Windows, Sun and Linux operating systems. The new release also allows for remote Desktop Monitoring capability. It gives users the ability to set up accounts so they can remotely access a controller to monitor an in-process job. The new version of TRM uses a robust data retrieval system, and allows for web publishing and report document template capability when configured with the additional modules.

CABEM Delivers Enhanced Tools for Environmental Software

March 2004

CABEM in collaboration with M2 and KSU delivers and installs a more comprehensive version of EKAT at a large military location. Built in Microsoft’s VisualStudio.Net framework using SQL2000 DBL the new version has enhanced environmental screening tools, emissions calculators, a research center and project management and collaboration capabilities. The EKAT team is presently evaluating other government, commercial and educational use of the product.

Web-based Dashboard Built for Balanced Scorecard Metrics

February 2004

CABEM technologies delivers a strategic plan for a real time enterprise application that will deploy the balanced scorecard as a framework for strategic management. As part of the contract CABEM will build a web based dashboard and integrate divergent applications as necessary to obtain real-time metrics for the four (4) basic balanced scorecard categories i.e. financial, process, knowledge and customer. The dashboard will have various viewing and permission levels so customers, employees, management and executive management can access their business discipline relevant information in real-time.

Web-based Data Application Standardizes Test Data Collection

January 2004

CABEM technologies extends the Linux based data automation system (DAS) to EMI/EMC, Environmental and Functional test equipment. CABEM’s web based data application standardizes the collection of test data for the various equipment types while automating data and text report generation via the template based bundler and web publishing system. The software designed and built in collaboration with National Technical Systems Inc (NASDAQ:NTSC), is available for commercial use and can be accessed remotely or deployed in a secure or classified setting as required.

CABEM Evaluates Enterprise Strategy and Web Development

December 2003

CABEM receives contract to evaluate companies real-time enterprise strategy, and the implications on web development and management. CABEM will submit a strategy plan with a roadmap. Once submitted, CABEM will initiate maintenance, management and redesign of the web infrastructure for this public company. The portals will deliver services and content both internally and external to the company.

CABEM to Provide GUI for Complex Simulation System

November 2003

CABEM receives contract to assist in the design of a graphical interface allowing military users access to a complex antenna design simulation system. The original simulation uses FORTRAN code with a text input configuration file which requires an expert to configure. This new interface would let a broader group of designers use this useful tool in their projects. The new graphical tool uses xml representations of antenna design components combined with an xml rule set which governs how components can be assembled.

CABEM to Provide GUI for Complex Simulation System

November 2003

CABEM receives contract to assist in the design of a graphical interface allowing military users access to a complex antenna design simulation system. The original simulation uses FORTRAN code with a text input configuration file which requires an expert to configure. This new interface would let a broader group of designers use this useful tool in their projects. The new graphical tool uses xml representations of antenna design components combined with an xml rule set which governs how components can be assembled.

CABEM Hosts Environmental Software Tool for Military Base

October 2003

CABEM specifies, configures and installs rack mounted servers at a major military base to host the Environmental Knowledge and Assessment Tool (EKAT). The EKAT software tool developed in collaboration with M2 and KSU is used to identify, research and evaluate environmental and safety related issues for products and systems.

CABEM Collaborates on Environmental Software Tool

September 2003

CABEM begins work on Phase 2 of the Environmental Knowledge and Assessment tool (EKAT) in collaboration with M2 Technologies and Kansas State University (KSU). EKAT provides the military an automated software tool to identify, research and evaluate environmental and safety related issues for products and systems.

New Strategic Relationship for Data Automation Initiative

September 2003

CABEM signs a strategic relationship agreement with Spectral Dynamics to provide -based vibration data automation and report management system. TRM allows users to capture, group, reformat, label, and publish vibration plots electronically and securely. CABEM will also provide custom data automation support services to Spectral Dynamics.

CABEM Builds and Integrates Metrics Software

August 2003

CABEM delivers Metrics software to provide Fortune 100 Company with real time financial and quoting metrics. The metrics application has been integrated and acquires data from a Legacy DB2/AS400 financial system. Built within the .Net framework it can be configured by non technical personnel.

A New Venture: CABEM, KSU, and M2 Technologies

July 2003

CABEM agrees to commercial venture with M2 Technologies and Kansas State University (KSU) to develop a software tool that provides expert Environmental Management and Regulatory Compliance guidance to individual users, Academia, Government and the Commercial Business sector.

Web-based Solution to Automate Hiring Process

June 2003

CABEM provides custom work flow automation software to large personnel staffing company with locations across the USA. The web based software solution automates the process of hiring personnel while communicating pertinent information to the internal staff, clients and new employees/contractors. The project included integrating the web based solution into the staffing CRM and financial systems, (EZAccess and CostPoint) – both Oracle database programs.

Web-based Remote Monitoring for Data Automation Initiative

May 2003

CABEM provides Climatics automation solution to major US Test firm to automate the collection of environmental test data. The Climatics system used an old proprietary UNIX system that was no longer supported. The solution required use of staging emulator to allow communications with current technology. The final solution system allows for remote monitoring and control via web based access as well as automatic filing and indexing of selected data.

CABEM Integration Module for Hotel System Upgrade

April 2003

CABEM integrates the property management system (PMS) of a Five Star Boston Hotel to valet and parking software using SHIM; CABEM’s proprietary integration module released in April 2003. SHIM simplifies integration techniques and allows for browser based remote access and metrics management. SHIM (Scriptable Hotel Interface Module) was conceptualized, designed and built by CABEM technologies to allow for transactional integration between a valet parking system and a hotel Property Management System based on existing data input permissions. SHIM uses screen-scraping technology, keyboard simulators, and scripting to replicate iterative keyboard entry. It is deployed using a drop in transactional server. The operating system is derived version of Debian GNU/Linux configured for cost, reliability and efficiency.

CABEM Develops Web-based Publishing Portal

February 2003

CABEM develops and provides a web based publishing portal that allows a major test firm to publish reports to selected viewers and to collaborate online with those viewers. The publishing portal removes requirements for faxing and overnight delivery and results in faster delivery speed and labor efficiency enhancements.

Install of Vibration Data Automation System for Eight Test Labs

January 2003

CABEM completes the development and installation of a custom vibration data automation solution for a major test lab. To deploy, CABEM installed servers at 8 major test sites across the USA. The solution automates the capture, sequencing, indexing, review and bundling of vibration data into a test report. The system was deployed on various UNIX and Windows vintage vibration controllers and was integrated into an enterprise system spanning all locations.