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VIDEO – Loop Insights $MTRX.ca and Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Team Up To Create First Ever “Travel Bubble” Solution For Global Travel Industry $VMD.ca $VPT.ca $ADK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:06 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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The COVID-19 Pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy but perhaps no industry has suffered worse than the travel industry which could suffer an unfathomable loss of $US 3.3 TRILLION (Not A Typo) if it can’t find a practical solution to replace the shut down and / or quarantine measures mandated around the world.  Specifically, as of today, travel restrictions by country are as follows: 

  • 58 countries are completely closed
  • 124 countries are partially open with MANDATORY quarantine upon arrival

Unlike the restaurant business which can mitigate losses through alternative models such as take-out, delivery and outdoor patios, the travel industry has no mitigation solutions.  Countries are either shut down or implementing such strict quarantine requirements that they might as well be shut down.  The only solution is a complete solution that combines venue tracing, contact tracing and rapid testing to give government, airlines and cruise ships the comfort they need to know that travellers are not spreading COVID-19 to each other, or to other countries. 

Loop Insights CEO, Rob Anson confirmed this when he said:

“We have heard from stakeholders in the entertainment, travel, and hospitality industries that have stressed the importance of an end-to-end integrated solution capable of protecting employees and customers to facilitate a safe economic recovery.”

ENTER THE “TRAVEL BUBBLE”

Earlier today, Empower Clinics (CBDT:CSE) and Loop Insights (MTRX:TSXV) announced they have combined forces to provide an end-to-end COVID-19 mitigation solution complete with venue tracing, real-time automated guest exposure notifications and frequent testing with rapid results in 15 minutes.  More than just lip service, each company brings a strong recent track record of success in their respective parts of the bubble as follows:

LOOP INSIGHTS

As the front facing part of the Travel Bubble solution, Loop Insights is a powerful Artificial Intelligence company whose industry leading venue tracing has gained significant traction towards reopening the tourism, hospitality and entertainment industries in the United States with the likes of University of Houston and the NCAA Basketball #VegasBubble, as well as, recently being recognized by TELUS as one of the most advanced IoT solutions in the world for their customers.

EMPOWER CLINICS

Empower’s rapid antigen and antibody tests produce results in only 15 minutes, providing airlines, cruise ships and the 182 countries currently in full or partial shutdown with the safety and security necessary to fully reopen their borders to international travel. Moreover, Empower’s KAI Medical Laboratory is a high-complexity accredited laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to enterprise level clients, including the gold standard COVID-19 RT-PCR testing  with the capacity to process 4,000 tests per day. Empower recently announced a deal to provide a major film and television studio with 1,000 such tests.

Together, the two companies believe the Travel Bubble combination of frequent testing and a robust international tracing platform provides the end-to-end protection necessary to spark a strong global economic recovery.

Sounds too good to be true?  Both companies still have to execute but they advise that advanced discussions are already underway with major airlines, cruise ship companies and hotel operators.

Watch or listen to this powerful interview with Empower CEO, Steve McAuley and Loop CEO, Rob Anson to learn more about their potential game changing Travel Bubble solution.

Innocan Pharma’s $INNO.ca Clinical Study in the US Indicates that More than 90% of Participants Experienced Pain Reduction After Using Innocan’s Relief &Go OTC Pain Relief Spray $CGC.ca $APHA $OVAT.ca $KHRN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:11 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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  • Study indicates that more than 90 % of participants experienced reduction in pain after using Innocan’s Relief & Go OTC Pain Relief Spray
  • The clinical study was conducted on 18 participants: 10 participants with chronic pain and 8 participants with pain associated with other circumstances
  • Most participants described their pain before using the spray as throbbing and uncomfortable and a few described their pain as distressing

Herzliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta–(October 19, 2020) – Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (the “Company” or “Innocan“), is pleased to announce today a Clinical Study, conducted by Dr. Josef Geldwert and the Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in New York. The study indicates that more than 90 % of participants experienced reduction in pain after using Innocan’s Relief & Go OTC Pain Relief Spray. The clinical study was conducted on 18 participants: 10 participants with chronic pain and 8 participants with pain associated with other circumstances. Most participants described their pain before using the spray as throbbing and uncomfortable and a few described their pain as distressing. The location of the pain varied from the upper extremities of the back to the lower extremities and feet.

After 20 minutes 83% of participants noticed immediate improvement in pain.
After 60
 minutes 95% of participants noted relief from pain.
After 24 hours almost 90%
 noted relief from pain.

15 of the 18 participants would recommend the Relief and GO pain spray.


Relief and GO Pain Spray

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The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in New York specializes in treating chronic problems resulting from sports injuries and active lifestyles.

Dr. Josef Geldwert has over 40 years of experience in foot surgery, biomechanics, and sports injuries. In addition, he has been a medical authority to numerous professional sports teams.

In addition, Dr. Geldwert serves as advisor on Innocan Pharma’s Scientific Advisory committee.

Innocan Pharma’s Relief & Go Pain Relief Spray is a patent pending Over-The-Counter solution designed to relieve pain by combing three different mechanisms in one product: Menthol and Methyl salicylate with CBD and Magnesium.

Dr. Josef Geldwert stated, “I have been following up with patients who I have been seeing for foot and ankle related problems that have been using Relief and Go Pain Relief Spray, and their responses have been positive. I am impressed by how well patients have been doing with a non-prescriptive OTC pain relief spray.”

“We are thrilled that our clinical test yielded such promising results,” says Ms. Iris Bincovich, Chief Executive Officer of Innocan, “Our unique approach and deep experience is exemplified in these impressive results that I’m certain are only the beginning.”

About Innocan

Innocan Israel, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a pharmaceutical tech company that focuses on the development of several drug delivery platforms containing CBD. Innocan Israel and Ramot at Tel Aviv University, are collaborating on a new, revolutionary exosome-based technology that targets both central nervous system (CNS) indications and the Covid-19 Corona Virus using CBD. CBD-loaded exosomes hold the potential to help in the recovery of infected lung cells. This product, which is expected to be administrated by inhalation, will be tested against a variety of lung infections.

Innocan Israel signed a worldwide exclusive license agreement with Yissum, the commercial arm of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to develop a CBD drug delivery platform based on a unique-controlled release liposome to be administrated by injection. Innocan Israel plans, together with Professor Berenholtz Head of the Laboratory of Membrane and Liposome Research of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to test the liposome platform on several potential indications. Innocan Israel is also working on a dermal product that integrates CBD with other pharmaceutical ingredients as well as the development and sale of CBD-integrated pharmaceuticals, including, but not limited to, topical treatments for the relief of psoriasis symptoms as well as the treatment of muscle pain and rheumatic pain. The founders and officers of Innocan Israel each have commercially successful track records in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors in Israel and globally.

For further information, please contact:

Innocan Pharma Corporation
Iris Bincovich, CEO
+972-54-3012842
[email protected]

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Caution regarding forward-looking information

Certain information set forth in this news release, including, without limitation, information regarding the markets, requisite regulatory approvals and the anticipated timing for market entry, is forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Innocan’s control. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Innocan, including expectations and assumptions concerning the anticipated benefits of the products, satisfaction of regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions and satisfactory completion of requisite production and distribution arrangements.

Forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed in this news release. The key risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: general global and local (national) economic, market and business conditions; governmental and regulatory requirements and actions by governmental authorities; and relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, customers, business partners and competitors. There are also risks that are inherent in the nature of product distribution, including import / export matters and the failure to obtain any required regulatory and other approvals (or to do so in a timely manner) and availability in each market of product inputs and finished products. The anticipated timeline for entry to markets may change for a number of reasons, including the inability to secure necessary regulatory requirements, or the need for additional time to conclude and/or satisfy the manufacturing and distribution arrangements. As a result of the foregoing, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this news release concerning the timing of launch of product distribution. A comprehensive discussion of other risks that impact Innocan can also be found in Innocan’s public reports and filings which are available under Innocan’s profile at www.sedar.com.

Readers are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking information. Innocan does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward looking information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable

Shifting Trends #CBD and The “Big Pharma” – SPONSOR: Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF $GWPH $PCLO.ca $CRBP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:34 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020

SPONSOR: Avicanna (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) is a Canadian vertically-integrated biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing various cannabinoid-based products for the global market place. When we say vertically integrated, we mean it.  Avicanna has 4 fully operating divisions to address the entire market for Cannabis products.  As a Cannabis investor, why limit yourself to a Company with just one specialty, when Avicanna offers you exposure to the entire vertical. Learn More.

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Shifting Trends – CBD and The “Big Pharma”

  • According to a study, more than 42% of the people who use hemp-derived products and CBD have stooped using synthetic drugs and pharmaceuticals to tackle their medical conditions effectively
  • What this figure shows is a shift of consumers’ confidence towards these natural products rather than the synthetic ones

By: Jamie Moses

With the increasingly immense popularity of CBD and other hemp-based products, the role of naturally extracted medicine in the realm of the global medicinal industry and big pharmaceuticals is growing at a rapid rate. As various studies and researches have proven the beneficial medical impacts of these CBD compounds, their use for the purposes of health and wellbeing is becoming more and more popular. 

The battle between naturally extracted medicine and pharmaceuticals has always been a controversial debate. The role of big pharma” in health and the theories revolving around their shady impacts has always been contentious. Especially after the wide range popularity and cultivation of CBD and its products such as CBD oils, this issue has been highlighted even more. While the big pharma relies on chemicals and synthetics processes for their medicine to interact and work on the human body, natural medicine is more palatable and relies on its structure and nature to be able to bind with the targetted receptors of the body to provide satisfactory results. 

According to a study, more than 42% of the people who use hemp-derived products and CBD have stooped using synthetic drugs and pharmaceuticals to tackle their medical conditions effectively. What this figure shows is a shift of consumers’ confidence towards these natural products rather than the synthetic ones. But why is this change of dynamics occurring so suddenly after the discovery of CBD, when the use of herbal medicine is not at all a new trend and dates back many years? According to WHO, more than half of the world population already uses herbal means for their medical anomalies then why is the impact created by CBD so immense? The answer lies in its qualities and various medical benefits it imparts on the body with little or no side effects. The reasons why people are turning towards CBD oils and plant medicine are provided here.

High costs – Both financial and physical:

Pharmaceutical options may be more effective in terms of their selective activism and rapid action by IV fluids, but they come with a high price. Medical insurances and various critical condition drugs are almost too expensive for every citizen to get. This has created a trend among people to shift towards natural means of medicine and wellbeing and that is where CBD oil has been so much dominant. The lower production overheads and a non-monopolized market have kept the prices of these drugs quite lower as compared to the pharmaceuticals. 

Effectiveness:

According to a study, 52% of the people using CBD products daily or regular;y have reported these drugs to be more effective than the pharmaceuticals. The extended researches done have shown that the first-hand reactions of those people are in fact accurate and CBD really works better for them. It has to do with the fact that CBD oil can activate the ECS system of the body and can antagonize the CB1 and Cb2 receptors binding with them effects to provide good results. Moreover, the non-psychoactive nature of CBD means it does not get you “high: or mind-altered like other cannabis-derivatives THC.

Multi-purpose:

Various studies have shown that CBD is a medical marvel that can be used to treat various medical conditions. People are now using CBD Oil for pain, anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, neurogenesis, anti-cancer treatments, skin condition, and even heart problems. With the recent researches proving the effectiveness of CBD in these medical anomalies and a wide range of consumption options available to the people, it is no shock that CBD products are upholding the drug market right now.

Side-effects:

According to a study conducted over a span of 30 years gathering information from various hospitals, almost 7% of the people using big pharma drugs are likely to have serious reactions to the medicines and require immediate medical attention. Many more have mild to low side effects after using these pharmaceuticals. This has also caused the people to start using alternatives and look for safer and natural options. 

Final thoughts:

Although the medical effectiveness and easy access is a major factor in the favor of cannabis products, the lingering confusion regarding its legal status and dosage regulations still cause hurdles in the way. With the recent law changes, the hemp cultivation has seen an uprise and only by educating people more can this industry of herbal medicine become more effective and provide for the betterment of mankind. 

Source: https://artvoice.com/2020/08/17/shifting-trends-cbd-and-the-big-pharma/

Loop Insights $MTRX.ca and Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Combine Venue Tracing With #COVID19 Testing Expertise to Create First Ever “Travel Bubble” Solution for Global Travel Industry Set to Lose $3.3 Trillion $VMD.ca $VPT.ca $ADK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:21 AM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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  • Partnership to provide an end-to-end COVID-19 mitigation solution complete with venue tracing, real-time automated guest exposure notifications, and frequent testing with rapid results in 15 minutes.
  • Together, Loop and Empower have created a system built on the pillars of:
  • Venue tracing
  • Frequent testing with rapid results
  • Real-time reporting to ensure the travel bubble provides end-to-end protection

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 19, 2020 — Loop Insights Inc. (MTRX:TSXV) (RACMF:OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Loop”), a provider of contactless solutions and artificial intelligence (“AI”) to drive real-time insights, enhanced customer engagement and automated contact tracing to the brick and mortar space, is pleased to announce a partnership with Empower Clinics (CBDT:CSE) (EPWCF:OTC) (8EC:FRA) to provide an end-to-end COVID-19 mitigation solution complete with venue tracing, real-time automated guest exposure notifications, and frequent testing with rapid results in 15 minutes.

TRAVEL BUBBLE SOLUTION SOLVES CURRENT QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE SHUTTING DOWN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, mandatory 14 day quarantine periods, and the lack of any travel bubble solutions that could reliably track and mitigate the global spread of the virus by plane or cruise ship, countries have been forced to take drastic measures that are leading to significant damage of the global travel industry.

Specifically, as of today, travel restrictions by country are as follows:

  • 58 countries are completely closed
  • 124 countries are partially open with MANDATORY quarantine upon arrival

(Source – https://www.ca.kayak.com/travel-restrictions)

Together, Loop and Empower have created a system built on the pillars of:

  • Venue tracing
  • Frequent testing with rapid results
  • Real-time reporting to ensure the travel bubble provides end-to-end protection

Empower’s rapid antigen and antibody tests produce results in only 15 minutes, providing airlines, cruise ships, and the 182 countries currently in full or partial shutdown with the safety and security necessary to reopen their borders to international travel fully.

Moreover, Empower owns KAI Medical Laboratory, a high-complexity CLIA and COLA accredited laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to enterprise level clients, hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups.

KAI has taken an active role in COVID-19 testing, battling the pandemic through RT-PCR testing and serology testing with the capacity to process 4,000 RT-PCR test specimens per day. COVID-19 RT-PCR testing is the gold standard due to its high degree of accuracy and will play an important role in the Travel Bubble solution.

As the front-facing part of the Travel Bubble solution, Loop Insights is a powerful Artificial Intelligence company whose industry-leading venue tracing has gained significant traction towards reopening the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment industries in the United States with the likes of University of Houston and the NCAA Basketball #VegasBubble, as well as, recently being recognized by TELUS as one of the most advanced IoT solutions in the world for their customers.

Loop Insights CEO Rob Anson stated: “We have heard from stakeholders in the entertainment, travel, and hospitality industries that have stressed the importance of an end-to-end integrated solution capable of protecting employees and customers to facilitate a safe economic recovery. In partnership with Empower’s rapid testing technology, Loop has established a comprehensive solution capable of establishing a travel bubble and reopening a significant portion of the global economy.”

Steven McAuley, Chairman and CEO of Empower Clinics, stated: “As we expand our efforts on the Get Back To Work testing initiative, it has become apparent that businesses of all types, large or small, private or public sector require not only fast and accurate COVID-19 testing, but also a comprehensive solution for contact tracing. Establishing a partnership with Loop, working with the RT-PCR and rapid testing capabilities of Kai Medical, allows our companies together to establish a safe and viable economic recovery solution.”

AIR CANADA ADVOCATES FOR TEST-BASED APPROACH AND DROPPING 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE
The Travel Bubble solution comes at a time when both major industry participants and economic experts are calling for solutions beyond quarantining to reopen industries and stave off economic collapse.

On October 6th, Air Canada (AC:TSX) (ACDVF:OTCQX) called for increased testing in lieu of mandatory quarantine periods,

We believe that a test-based strategy may be a safe alternative to the 14-day quarantine.”

On October 15, 2020 a panel of Canadian economists proclaimed the “economy must remain open despite second wave” or suffer the very likely outcome of bankruptcies and business closures “with hospitality, travel and tourism set for the harshest impact.”

By providing testing, tracking, and real-time reporting, Loop and Empower have created a safe and secure Travel Bubble solution to allow enterprise level businesses to return to full operations, particularly those in the hospitality, travel, and live entertainment industries.

$3.3 TRILLION IN LOSSES FOR GLOBAL TOURISM INDUSTRY

Without a solution to replace the drastic travel measures currently in place around the world, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported that COVID-19 may cost the world tourism sector losses of US$ 3.3 trillion.

In Canada alone, according to Statista, the Canadian tourism industry contributed close to $40 billion to the economy in 2019. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for the industry.

Loop and Empower believe the Travel Bubble combination of frequent testing and a robust international tracing platform provides the end-to-end protection necessary to spark a strong global economic recovery. 

This press release is available on the Loop Insights Verified Forum on AGORACOM for shareholder discussion, questions and engagement with management https://agoracom.com/ir/LoopInsights

About Empower:

Empower is creating a network of physicians and practitioners who integrate to serve patient needs, in-clinic, through telemedicine, and with decentralized mobile delivery. A simplified, streamlined care model bringing key attributes of the healthcare supply chain together, always focused on patient experience. The Company provides COVID-19 testing services to consumers and businesses as part of a four-phased nationwide testing initiative. Empower recently acquired Kai Medical Laboratory, LLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary with large-scale testing capability. 

About Loop Insights:

Loop Insights Inc. is a Vancouver-based Internet of Things (“IoT”) technology company that delivers transformative artificial intelligence (“AI”) automated marketing, contact tracing, and contactless solutions to the brick and mortar space. Its unique IoT device, Fobi, enables data connectivity across online and on-premise platforms to provide real-time, detailed insights and automated, personalized engagement. Its ability to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure, and customize campaigns according to each vertical, creates a highly scalable solution for its prospective global clients that span industries. Loop Insights operates in the telecom, casino gaming, sports and entertainment, hospitality, and retail industries, in Canada, the US, the UK, Latin America, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia. Loop’s products and services are backed by Amazon’s Partner Network and sold through the TELUS IoT Marketplace.

For more information, please contact: 
Loop Insights Inc.LOOP Websitewww.loopinsights.ai
Rob Anson, CEOFacebook: @LoopInsights 
T: +1 877-754-5336 Ext. 4Twitter: @LoopInsights 
E[email protected]LinkedIn: @LoopInsights 

Forward-Looking Statements/Information: 

This news release contains certain statements which constitute forward-looking statements or information. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Loop’s control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, and competition from other industry participants, stock market volatility and the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Although Loop believes that the expectations in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are based on factors and assumptions concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate. Those factors and assumptions are based upon currently available information. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, as no assurance can be provided as to future results, levels of activity or achievements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, Loop does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Trading in the securities of Loop should be considered highly speculative. There can be no assurance that Loop will be able to achieve all or any of its proposed objectives. 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

VIDEO – Durango $DGO.ca Commences Drilling on Trend with #Osisko $OSK.ca in Windfall Lake $BTR.ca $SII.ca $TLG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:58 PM on Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Durango Resources (TSXV:DGO)  Resources is positioned to make the next gold discovery in Windfall Lake, Quebec. Drilling has commenced on the Trove property and Durango management eagerly awaits the results. The Trove property is in close proximity to Osisko’s Windfall Camp where Osisko acquired 2 claims along the boundary (in addition to their existing 12,000+ hectares in the area) with Durango’s Trove property. Years of exploration lead Durango to delineate 2 known gold producing faults with 15 drill holes targeting mineralization on the property.

Durango has multiple areas that are prospective for another discovery in the Windfall Lake Camp, so grab your favorite beverage and enjoy learning about how Durango could be the next SmallCap discovery in Windfall Lake.

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.

Augmented Reality’s #AR Applications And Future In Business – SPONSOR: Imagine AR $IP.ca $IPNFF $DBO.ca $YDX.ca $SEV.ca $NTAR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:35 AM on Friday, October 16th, 2020

SPONSOR: Imagine AR Inc. (IP:CSE) (IPNFF:OTCQB) is an Augmented Reality platform that allows businesses to easily launch AR campaigns. Clients Include: NBA Sacramento Kings, Mall of America, AT&T Shape and The Basketball Hall of Fame. ImagineAR and NFL Alumni Academy recently signed a 5 year partnership agreement. In addition, the company signed a two-year agreement with Valencia C.F. of La Liga to provide interactive Augmented Reality experiences for almost 7 million fans around the world. Learn More.

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Augmented Reality’s Applications And Future In Business

  • AR market alone is estimated to grow to $61.39 billion by 2023
  • To meet the growing demand, an ecosystem of AR devices powered by platforms being developed by IT giants is evolving rapidly
  • AR has now arrived in the industrial mainstream

Gautam Goswami Forbes Councils Member

Early versions of extended reality devices, or XR, began appearing years ago, as consumer gaming platforms. Nintendo’s pioneering 1995 Virtual Boy console was touted as “a 3-D game for a 3-D world!” But within months, it had become a marketplace flop.

Even so, the development of the two primary XR formats, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), never stopped. Today, 25 years after Virtual Boy, forward-looking investors have been encouraged by a strong interest in XR systems from major tech companies. Both technologies enhance the user’s visual world. But they work in different ways, and over time, the two have evolved in different directions.

With VR, the user wears a pair of goggles that display a world in which every image has either been captured on film, synthesized electronically or merged through a combination of the two. 

With AR, the images are seen using a smartphone, a tablet or special glasses. The basis of this imagery is whatever is seen by the device’s camera, with real-time overlays of computer-generated 2D, 3D and text, simulated by computer or from the remote input of another user.

One of AR’s biggest splashes happened in 2016 when Nintendo released its Pokémon Go game. It brought the magic of AR to millions around the world for the first time and helped to legitimize its use in everyday life.

Leading global corporations, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung, are already spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the development of both AR and VR. And the AR market alone is estimated to grow to $61.39 billion by 2023.

AR’s Practical Uses In Business Today 

AR applications seem to have evolved toward more practical business applications. For example, sportswear company Lacoste has an app that allows in-store shoppers to place their foot on a designated spot to view the shoes of their choice through their smartphone, showing product details, custom sizes and how it would look on the customer. And The New York Times used an AR app in connection with its 2018 Winter Olympics coverage to allow users to bring up athletes on the screen to explain their maneuvers just as those moves were taking place.

The latest Apple iPad and Google smartphones feature enhanced AR capabilities through advances in camera technologies. And applications from companies like Warby Parker (virtual eyeglasses try-on) and IKEA (virtual furniture placement in rooms), among others, are providing enhanced AR experiences without the need for specialized hardware. 

Further, until this year, the primary method for installing or repairing a complex piece of industrial machinery was to have an expert from the machine’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) jump on a plane and fly out to service the company’s equipment on site. Then Covid-19 hit. One of its many consequences has been a sharp reduction in business travel. But the need to service sophisticated industrial equipment in factories, airline hangars, power plants, offshore oil platforms and other continuously operated facilities hasn’t declined.

At TeamViewer, one of our solutions is remote virtual assistance and visual instructions enabled by AR. For many of the business leaders I’ve spoken with recently, AR has been the key solution for their equipment repairs during this time. 

The way this type of AI solution works is a technician at the facility, using only a smartphone with an AR app, can point their camera toward the machine while an expert views that image on their own device. Using a variety of techniques to highlight critical features of that image, including drop arrows, finger-drawn circles, graphics, colors, text, Internet of Things (IoT) data and more, the expert can talk the on-site technician through diagnostics, repair procedures, replacement part identification and any other support needed to enable on-site personnel and enhance the facility’s workflow. Sessions can be easily recorded and retained for step-by-step training and instruction for real-time use in similar situations at other locations.

The Future Of AR In Workforce Training

The way I see it, the AR capability is particularly important now due to the industrial world’s shifting workforce demographics. For one thing, many technically skilled workers are aging out of the workforce. As they leave, the decades of experience and expertise they had accumulated leave with them. Those who replace them, including millennials, contractors and workers retrained and recruited from other industries, simply don’t have the experience of older workers and, in many cases, can be more difficult to retain.

Despite the much-touted journeys of digital transformation being undertaken by many companies, when it comes to their operations on the factory floor, manual manufacturing techniques often still rely on legacy tools and methods to capture information and share knowledge. A 2018 white paper by ARC Advisory Group noted that most workers on the factory floor remain disconnected from the rich informational ecosystem that the rest of the organization has come to rely on. By adopting AR solutions, the paper states, manufacturing organizations can empower their factory workers in training and guidance applications.

By integrating AR, you can lead your team toward the democratization of knowledge and solve a key roadblock shared by logistics, manufacturing and field service: the experience gap. Based on my perspective in the industry, AR has moved well beyond the proof-of-concept stage, particularly where it involves guided manual assembly and maintenance. Using it, we can equip our young employees and newcomers to perform complex tasks, leading to reduced costs, higher quality and increased on-time delivery. 

To meet the growing demand, an ecosystem of AR devices powered by platforms being developed by IT giants is evolving rapidly. AR has now arrived in the industrial mainstream. In the next few years, I believe we will see it grow exponentially, transforming business processes and mitigating the knowledge gap resulting from today’s retiring generation of experienced workers.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2020/10/15/augmented-realitys-applications-and-future-in-business/#35c81bf82b3c

VIDEO – #TELUS $T.ca Picks Loop Insights Contactless Artificial Intelligence Solutions For Customers Across Canada $AT.ca $QTRH.ca $SNSR $BSQR $PTS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:13 PM on Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Sometimes you just have to let the facts speak for themselves and this headline says it all: 

Loop Insights Accepted into TELUS IoT Marketplace for National Sales and Marketing to TELUS Business Customers 

Telus is one of Canada’s largest telecom companies with over 9,000,000 subscribers and a market capitalization of $30,000,000,000 (BILLION) … and they had this to say about Loop Insights (MTRX:TSXV

Andrew Turner, VP Strategic Operations at TELUS ” By partnering with innovative and leading IoT development companies, such as Loop, we’re ensuring that our customers have access to some of the most advanced IoT business solutions in the world

We don’t know if there is anything more to be said, with MTRX trading over 5,700,000 shares today – but we will say this for everyone who is new to MTRX, who we’ve been pounding the table on for the last 3 months.

MTRX is one amazing CONTACTLESS technology company who was on its way to great success prior to COIVD-19 and has now risen to super relevance across North America with 2 powerful applications (and revenue streams):

1.  Contact Tracing – The process of identification of persons who may have come into contact with an infected person, leading to subsequent collection of further information about these contacts 

  • Implemented By NCAA Division 1 “VegasBubble” Basketball (October 8, 2020)
  • Implemented By University Of Houston Yesterday (September 16, 2020)
  • Implemented Into the Las Vegas flagship properties of a Global Hospitality company (July 23, 2020)
  • Invited by NCAA DIV 1 BIG EAST CONFERENCE To Present Solution For 11 schools (August 17, 2020)
  • Partnership with BDG sports to deliver NBA, NHL, NCAA and PGA Sporting Events. (August 13, 2020)

2.  Artificial Intelligence Marketing Solutions – To provide personalized promotions and targeted engagement for the bricks and mortar space

If you are looking at all the size and dates of these announcements and noticing a trend, you should be.  Loop Insights is starting to make some very serious inroads with some of the biggest organizations on the continent …. and it’s only October 15th.  

Watch this incredible interview with MTRX CEO, Rob Anson and hear what else he has to say about where Loop Insights is going.

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.

Loop Insights $MTRX.ca Accepted into #TELUS #IoT Marketplace for National Sales and Marketing to TELUS Business Customers $AT.ca $QTRH.ca $SNSR $BSQR $PTS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:36 AM on Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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  • Announced the Company has been accepted into the TELUS IoT Marketplace (T:TSX; TU: NYSE), which will serve to significantly expand Loop’s sales distribution channels on a national scale
  • TELUS launched the TELUS IoT Marketplace to help Canadian businesses accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) tech
  • The marketplace is designed to allow businesses to quickly deploy IoT solutions while acting as a lead generation and sales channel for developers
  • TELUS has also committed its sales and marketing teams to provide support.

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 15, 2020 – Loop Insights Inc. (TSXV: MTRX) (OTCQB: RACMF) (the “Company” or “Loop”), a provider of contactless solutions and artificial intelligence (“AI”) to drive real-time insights, enhanced customer engagement, and automated contact tracing to the brick and mortar space, is pleased to announce the Company has been accepted into the TELUS IoT Marketplace (T:TSX; TU: NYSE), which will serve to significantly expand Loop’s sales distribution channels on a national scale.

TELUS launched the TELUS IoT Marketplace to help Canadian businesses accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) tech. The marketplace is designed to allow businesses to quickly deploy IoT solutions while acting as a lead generation and sales channel for developers. TELUS has also committed its sales and marketing teams to provide support.

Andrew Turner, TELUS VP Strategic Operations, stated: “By partnering with innovative and leading IoT development companies, such as Loop, we’re ensuring that our customers have access to some of the most advanced IoT business solutions in the world.”

Rob Anson, CEO Of Loop Insights, stated: “To be recognized by TELUS as one of the most advanced IoT solutions in the world for their customers is as good as it gets for third party validation of our technology. More than just words, their sales and marketing support will be invaluable in commercializing and distributing our technology to TELUS customers across Canada, providing us with even greater strength when speaking to potential IoT customers around the world.”

CANADIAN IoT MARKET TO HIT $21.8 BILLION BY 2023 

The TELUS IoT Marketplace distribution channel is both critical and timely to Loop, given the growth of IoT taking place Globally. IoT investment in Canada is growing exponentially, requiring companies and organizations to access new services to stay competitive and relevant quickly. Loop’s addition to the TELUS marketplace provides marketing exposure and industry validation, making it easier for businesses to access Loop’s game-changing technology. 

Nigel Wallis, Vice President, Internet of Things and Industries at IDC Canadastated: “In Canada alone, IDC anticipates that the total IoT market will grow to $21.8 billion in 2023. While organizations are investing in hardware, software, and services to support their IoT initiatives, their next challenge is finding solutions that help them manage, process, and analyze the data being generated from all these connected things.”

This Press Release Is Available On The Loop Insights Verified Forum On AGORACOM For Shareholder Discussion And Management Engagement https://agoracom.com/ir/LoopInsights/forums/discussion 

About TELUS:

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.6 billion in annual revenue and 14.2 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.

Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all Canadians for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired our team members and retirees to contribute more than $700 million and 1.3 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.

About Loop Insights:

Loop Insights Inc. is a Vancouver-based Internet of Things (“IoT”) technology company that delivers transformative artificial intelligence (“AI”) automated marketing, contact tracing, and contactless solutions to the brick and mortar space. Its unique IoT device, Fobi, enables data connectivity across online and on-premise platforms to provide real-time, detailed insights and automated, personalized engagement. Its ability to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure, and customize campaigns according to each vertical, creates a highly scalable solution for its prospective global clients that span industries. Loop Insights operates in the telecom, casino gaming, sports and entertainment, hospitality, and retail industries, in Canada, the US, the UK, Latin America, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia.

Forward-Looking Statements/Information: 

This news release contains certain statements which constitute forward-looking statements or information. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Loop’s control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, and competition from other industry participants, stock market volatility and the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Although Loop believes that the expectations in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are based on factors and assumptions concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate. Those factors and assumptions are based upon currently available information. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, as no assurance can be provided as to future results, levels of activity or achievements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, Loop does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Trading in the securities of Loop should be considered highly speculative. There can be no assurance that Loop will be able to achieve all or any of its proposed objectives. 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:55 AM on Thursday, October 15th, 2020
American Creek Provides Update on Its First Quarter Filings

American Creek Resources (AMK:TSX-V) Treaty Creek Project has been the subject of incredible discussion in 2020, including by Eric Sprott who stated Treaty Creek may have as much as 50,000,000 ounces of gold this summer.

There isn’t a single junior exploration company that isn’t envious of Treaty Creek and the one good problem it is creating for the Company – it is overshadowing everything else in the Company.  As such, AMK announced the following:

“American Creek Announces Spinout of Dunwell Property and Other Properties and Assets and Sets Date for Annual General & Special Meeting”

Watch this powerful interview with CEO Darren Blaney as to the reasons for the spinout that go well beyond the obvious. 

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:50 PM on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

HPQ Silicon Resources (HPQ:TSXV) is a Canadian producer of Silicon that is building a line of specialty silicon products needed for electric batteries

More than just lip service, HPQ has already announced NDA’s with 2 undisclosed companies in the space, has hinted at other NDA’s that are so tight they could not even be announced and just recently announced HPQ Receives Request for Spherical Nano Silicon Material From Major Automobile Manufacturer; First Pre-Order Expected Soon

5 YEARS ON THE SILICON ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Over the past 5 years, HPQ has teamed up with 2 world renowned technology partners to manufacture high purity silicon cleaner, cheaper and better than anyone in the world – because you can’t dig it out of the ground like other battery metals such as graphite, cobalt and nickel. Now HPQ is on the verge of sending samples of its industry leading silicon to a global auto manufacturer, NDA signatories and other potential partners as early as December.

However, despite providing shareholders with a great return during this period, HPQ’s silicon strategy was still met by skepticism amongst investors who found it easier to understand traditional battery metal stories.

TESLA CHANGED EVERYTHING OVERNIGHT

This all changed on September 23rd 2020, when this headline emerged from Tesla’s “Battery Day”

Tesla To Revolutionize Use Of Silicon In Batteries: Slash Costs, Increases Range”

With the specific references to Silicon + Cheaper Cost + Longer Range, you would have thought HPQ wrote this headline themselves given the fact this is EXACTLY what they have been telling the world for the last 5 years.  Now, thanks to this headline, HPQ Silicon no longer has to convince everybody that Silicon is the holy grail of batteries …. Elon Musk and Tesla have done it for them in one fell swoop.

BUT ELON MUSK NEEDED EVEN MORE

This quote from a story covering Tesla Battery Day says it all.

“Musk also added that he would tackle one of the key downsides of using silicon inside anodes by coating the silicon with elastic polymer coating and holding the silicon together with elastic binders.”

Was this the back breaking hurdle that would finally put a pin in the rising HPQ Silicon balloon?  The final step that couldn’t be crossed by 2 small cap technology companies from Quebec?

NOPE.

HPQ Silicon announced the following today  HPQ Proprietary Nano Silicon Manufacturing Process to Incorporate First Ever One Step Capability of Carbon Coating Nano Silicon Material as it is Produced

Not only could HPQ rise to the challenge of coating its silicon with carbon …. it announced it could do it in one step! HPQ CEO Bernard Tourillon stated:

“The decision to proceed with this additional capability demonstrates HPQ NANO’s leadership in the space and reflects the infancy of Silicon anode technology development. HPQ continues to expand the attractiveness of our product line for renewable energy storage participants and electric vehicle manufacturers who continue to search for cost effective ways of increasing the Silicon contained in their batteries. Our belief that HPQ NANO PUREVAP TM N SiR will open up unique multibillion-dollar business opportunity for HPQ and PyroGenesis has never been stronger.

If you are serious about battery metals and electric vehicles entering a paradigm shifting parabolic stage in the next 5 years, then you owe it to yourself to watch this interview with CEO Bernard Tourillon.

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.