jncvicker..... people often forget to factor in the climate effect into EV ownership....... battery life in cold weather isn't as robust as in the warmer latitudes.
jrwgmu5.... actually, I wasn't expecting very much and I wasn't disappointed. This is/was a huge change for a small company like BTN to take on...... looks pretty good for a start from what I've seen so far.... all the right buzzwords were mentioned..... adding sales staff at Convergent..... working agreements with other firm....repatriating funds from Canada..... in hindsight, a radical change was necessary because of the expected drop in projector sales..... EOS, they bought more time from me to grow the company and I wish management continued success. GLTA
The company will issue its financial results for the 2013 fourth quarter and fiscal year-end before the market opens on Friday, March 14, 2014.
A conference call to discuss 2013 fourth quarter and full year financial results will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Check the website for conf call info.
bamm160...... the environmental issues will be all okay...... DOE is looking for more bonehead projects to underwrite......
mccutch..... the volume and price increase were both noticeable this week...... hard to say if it means anything...... I've held this long enough to know the cycle goes from bad to worse....... and then it repeats.
I halfway expected a contact announcement after hours following today's price increase.......
There may have been more recent changes but Royce was up to 6.7MM shares.... Vanguard @ 4.6MM.... Blackrock @ 5.91MM.... and Barclays @ 1.94MM.... that's 30% ownership concentration just with these 4 players.
ken..... it'll be interesting to see how the stock reacts to the upcoming conference call....... calls over the last couple years haven't revealed anything too exciting and the share price has typically fallen back right after the call. Who knows what will be announced this quarter but at least there's some chance for potential growth in sales and earnings...... I guess we continue to wait.
hold your water bluesky........ we can hope this is meaningful but this company has a long history of doing things slowly and methodically.
normagain........ the auto market is being pursued by everyone right now...... Apple looks to be just doing their part to stay in the game...... JMO, but AAPL will certainly be one of the end players....... I'd be much happier if I saw AAPL come out with a digital wallet something like the Wocket.
Business WirePress Release: Ballantyne Strong
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that the Company will be distributing a new line of cloud-based video security solutions, which will be showcased at the 2014 ISC West exhibition from April 2-4 in Las Vegas. ISC West is the largest physical security show in North America.
The new video security solutions are part of a value-added reseller agreement that Ballantyne Strong has entered into with VIAAS (Video Intelligence as a Service), a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions hosted in the cloud. Ballantyne will be offering complete video surveillance solutions that provide anytime, anywhere access to security cameras and videos through a web browser or mobile device.
Ballantyne Strong’s video security solutions business will be led by Josh Galley, Vice President, Strong Technology Group. Mr. Galley has more than 12 years of experience in integrated technology solutions and more than seven years of experience in the video surveillance industry.
“We are very excited about our entrance into the Physical Security market, as it has significant growth opportunities and will enable us to leverage our existing infrastructure,” said Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO of Ballantyne Strong. “Our existing field services group will handle installations of the video cameras and our Network Operations Centers will provide the managed services for video event monitoring. We believe our new video surveillance solutions will provide excellent opportunities to diversify our revenue mix and increase the base of recurring revenue in our managed services business.”
Reuters has a news story out this a.m. re: "CarPlay"...... Search for the article..... lead begins 'Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week.'
Ford ready to dump Microsoft for Blackberry in future cars
Karl Henkel The Detroit News
February 22, 2014
Ford has built more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with Sync, which allows customers to make phone calls, change radio stations and find nearby destinations without taking their hands off the wheel.
Ford has built more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with Sync, which allows customers to make phone calls, change radio stations and find nearby destinations without taking their hands off the wheel. -
Ford Motor Co. plans to ditch Microsoft Corp. for Blackberry Ltd. for future upgrades to its Sync voice-activated system, according to a source with knowledge of the plans.
The Dearborn automaker for years has been plagued with software problems on Sync and its MyFord Touch infotainment system that have stained the company's vehicle quality ratings. Ford could make the switch from Microsoft to Blackberry and its QNX operating system this year or next. QNX, acquired by Blackberry in 2010, has quickly begun replacing the Windows operating system as a popular choice for in-car automobile software.
Ford has built more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with Sync, which allows customers to make phone calls, change radio stations and find nearby destinations without taking their hands off the wheel. The automaker could easily update the software of those vehicles already equipped with Sync to the Blackberry software, said the person.
New press release this a.m....... hard to say how much in actual sales this means.
TeleCommunication Systems Named Awardee on Worldwide Communications and Infrastructure Support Basic Ordering Agreement
Multi-Year Program Enables U.S. Army to Upgrade Infrastructure at OCONUS Facilities
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure wireless communication technology, today announced it has been selected as one of 16 prime awardees under the Army's Worldwide Communications and Infrastructure Support (WCIS) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). The TCS team includes high profile subcontractors that complement TCS' strengths. The WCIS multiple-award agreement has a period of performance through December 2016.
The Worldwide Communications and Infrastructure Support basic ordering agreement provides global services and supplies for the modernization of communications systems and the installation of information infrastructure to support worldwide U.S. Army enterprise efforts.
WCIS is structured to fulfill the OCONUS (outside of continental U.S.) requirements associated with providing capabilities and adaptive processes that support net-centricity, secure access to knowledge, and improved information systems and services throughout the Army environment.
This BOA supports the Project Manager Installation Information Infrastructure – Communications and Capabilities (I3C2) mission, including subordinate programs the Product Manager Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), Product Manager Power Projection Enablers (P2E), and others.
WCIS is the newest addition to TCS' 31 government procurement vehicles that provide federal agencies the opportunity to leverage TCS TotalCom® solutions, including deployable satcom and baseband equipment and associated field and network operations support services.
mark..... your post is a good summary and, IMO, completely accurate. Everything sounds fantastic in these calls with all the future contracts. Technically, I believe the company staff is very talented and that they've got great products and services so I do see some value. Recent staff cutbacks obviously were painful for affected employees but without contracts, the company's actions were long overdue but necessary. What I'd like to see this year is a Board to hold upper management and itself accountable for performance..... under that scenerio, I can see the share price rising. GLTA