LAKE MARY, Fla., Aug. 17 (dbusiness) --
Public-sector software provider H.T.E. Inc. sent out another
signal of recovery today following its recent top
H.T.E. (Nasdaq: HTEI) announced
a $2.5 million contract with the city of East
Point, Ga., to handle all its computer needs. The
outsourcing package includes eight on-site staff members in
exchange for a flat monthly fee.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 17 (dbusiness) - Rogue Wave
Software, Inc., (Nasdaq: RWAV) is stepping up its stock
buyback program, the company said Tuesday. But markets
Shares in the software company
were trading at $6.50 early Tuesday afternoon, down 6
cents from Monday�s closing price. In the past year,
the stock has traded in the $4.38 to $12.50
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 17 (dbusiness) -- An
expansion of MOCON�s service business prompted the company
to supply a larger facility for its Lab Connections
Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based MOCON (Nasdaq: MOCO), formerly
Modern Controls Inc., purchased Lab Connections last
MOCON manufactures and sells instruments
that test plastic and other packaging materials to
measure their effects on products. For example, the
company can determine if a seal allows a fragrance to
escape, if a plastic leaches chemicals into food or if a
package allows contaminants to escape.
POMPANO BEACH, FLA, Aug. 17 (dbusiness) � Visual
Data Corp. kept up its torrid growth rate in the third
quarter ended June 30, growing revenues nearly four
Losses also more than doubled, but were diluted on a per
share basis because of the company�s recent secondary
stock offering. The company (Nasdaq: VDAT)lost $1.8
million, or 29 cents a share, compared with losses of
$810,283, or 25 cents per share, last year.
STATESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 17 (dbusiness) � Kewaunee
Scientific reported first quarter net earnings of $904, 000,
or 37 cents a diluted share, for the first quarter
this year compared with $766,000, or 31 cents a
diluted share, in the same quarter last year.
Management attributed the 18 percent gain to a strong market
for its laboratory and computer furniture, and a
one-time gain collected from settling a lawsuit.
Sales increased two percent to $20 million compared
with $19.6 million in same period last year. The
company also benefited from collecting $86,000, or four
cents a diluted share, from settling a lawsuit in the
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 (dbusiness) � Epimmune�s halt
in production of its anti-inflammatory product and
the sale of its Glytec technology helped the company
sharply reduce its net loss for the second
For the quarter, Epimmune (Nasdaq: EPMN) reported a
net loss of $900,000, or 17 cents per share, compared
with a net loss of $5.2 million, or $1.11 per share,
for the second quarter 1998. Revenue held steady at
$500,000 for both periods.
ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (dbusiness)--CryoLife Inc.
(NYSE:CRY) is going European.
The Atlanta company,
which makes medical devices and surgical adhesives,
announced early today that it will soon open a European
headquarters near London, CryoLife Europa Ltd.
company entered the European market three years ago,
introducing the CryoLife-O'Brien porcine heart valve. It
introduced a second product, the CryoLife-Ross porcine heart
valve, in Europe last year. In April of last year, the
company received approval to distribute its BioGlue
surgical adhesive, used in vascular
European revenues made up about 3 percent of the company's
total revenues during the first six months of this
year, reaching $900,000 by June 30.
ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (dbusiness)--MAPICS Inc.
(NASDAQ: MAPX) is making the best of a slow market,
announcing today the expansion of an existing relationship
with Fleetwood Folding Trailers, a manufacturer of
. MAPICS, which provides
enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to mid-sized
manufacturers, will integrate its new e-commerce and client
server applications with Fleetwood's existing ERP
system. ERP software links together the financial, human
resources, manufacturing and other systems within an
The ERP market has dramatically slowed this year, as
potential ERP customers have been distracted by Year
2000-related issues. MAPICS reported revenues of $32.1 million
in the quarter ending June 30, compared to $32
million during the same period last year.
ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (dbusiness)--In its first
acquisition in over a year, Premiere Technologies Inc. has
purchased Atlanta's Intellivoice Communications
Dbusiness has learned that Premiere (Nasdaq:PTEK) acquired
Intellivoice recently, for an undisclosed purchase
Last year, Premiere invested $2 million in
Intellivoice, a company that develops speech-recognition
technology. According to documents filed with the Securities
& Exchange Commission, Premiere owned less than 20
percent of Intellivoice following the investment.
Premiere's CEO, Boland Jones, joined Intellivoice's board at