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First unveiled in 2016, Salto the jumping robot stands at little less than a foot, but can vault over three times its height in a single bound. Now researchers have equipped the robot with a slew of new skills, giving it the ability to bounce in place like a pogo stick and jump through obstacle courses like an agility dog. Salto can even take short jaunts outside, powered by radio controller.

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A Kentucky couple nearly escaped prosecution for setting a fire that burned their home to the ground and led to the death of a firefighter until a new FBI agent’s search for fresh evidence helped bring them to justice.

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They’re in a range of consumer products — everything from toothpaste and yogurt to fabric softeners and insoles for shoes. But what puts the spring, the elasticity in gels? New research has found the answer.

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Winners to be announced at ESX 2019 on June 3rd

05/17/2019

SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the 12 finalists for the 2019 TMA Excellence Awards. Listed in alphabetical order by company within each category, they are:
2019 TMA Monitoring Center of the Year•    CPI•    Guardian•    Lydia (COPS)
2019 TMA Manager of the Year•    Tracy Ehrsam, Habitec Security•    Patricia Morse, Richmond Alarm Company•    Sarah Murphy, Sonitrol
2019 TMA Operator of the Year•    Cierra Cannon, Universal Atlantic Systems•    Jane Starkey, Habitec Security•    Charles White, Affiliated
2019 TMA Support Person of the Year•    Adam Crowe, Alarm Systems•    Ben Perry, Universal Atlantic Systems•    Robert Rodriguez, Affiliated
“Each year, we take tremendous pride in recognizing Monitoring Centers who demonstrate their commitment to excellence, as well as those working in key support roles within the monitoring industry whose dedication, skills, and abilities set them apart from their peers,” said Leigh A. McGuire, director of Marketing and Communications, TMA. “Our finalists this year represent the best–in-class within the monitoring industry today and we extend our sincere congratulations to each company and professional.”
The TMA Monitoring Center Excellence Awards recognize any FM Approvals, Intertek/ETL or UL-listed monitoring center (TMA members and non-members) and outstanding personnel who perform in the highest professional manner, thereby making a significant contribution to the betterment of the alarm industry and the alarm profession while demonstrating exceptional service to their customers and community.
The purpose of the awards program is to:•    Establish and promote the inherent value of professional monitoring services in general;•    Honor those who have made the most significant contributions to the service; and•    Promote the distinct level of professionalism attained by NRTL-approved monitoring centers.
The TMA Monitoring Center Excellence Awards are co-sponsored by SDM Magazine, which will publish a feature story on the winners later this summer. Entries are judged by a blue-ribbon volunteer judging panel appointed by TMA. The four winners will be announced at the Opening Reception of the 2019 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) on Monday, June 3, 2019. For past winners and more information, visit www.tma.us.
TMA, formerly the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies, security systems integrators, and providers of products and services to the industry. Incorporated in 1950, TMA is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress and regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry. 


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