Maine Business News

Maine Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Maine, U.S.A. (ME), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Life on the Playground: It’s Not All Bullying – Season Two of ‘Recess Stories’ a Comedy for Kids Begins April 27!

ELLSWORTH, Maine, April 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beeswax Productions is excited to announce the Second Season of ‘Recess Stories,’ its ground breaking online comedy series for kids about life on the playground. It’s ‘Peanuts’ meets ‘The Little Rascals’ with a dash of ‘Seinfeld.’ Real kids. Real stories. Really funny.

Maine’s Todd Grove Honored as Nation’s Top Long-Term Care Insurance Specialist

PORTLAND, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At a recent conference Todd Grove of Portland, Maine, was singled out as the nation’s ‘top producer’ in 2010 by LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP). Grove won the same honor in several previous years, distinguishing himself among colleagues nationwide.

Vitamin E Cosmetic Foam Patent Filed by Enefco

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A U.S. patent has been filed by Enefco USA for a new process of applying Vitamin E as a surface coating on non-latex hydrophilic polyurethane cosmetic foam. The patent pending process adds Vitamin E to the foam after the foam is manufactured and impregnates the foam in a range from surface coating to complete saturation.

Maine: Your Used Tent Needed in Haiti Now – Grass Roots Tents2Haiti Effort Rushes to Collect Tents Before Rainy Season Hits

PORTLAND, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Maine residents can get involved now.

Keeping Check Scans Clean with a Cleaning Card for Panini’s I:Deal Check Scanner

AUBURN, Maine and TURIN, Italy (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Panini and KICTeam, Inc. are pleased to announce the approval of the Panini Waffletechnology Check Scanner Cleaning Card for the Panini I:Deal Check Scanner. The removal of built-up paper dust and endorsement ink residue from the scanner lens is critical to maintain consistent scans with any check scanner. This product, originally designed to work with Panini My Vision X and Vision X Check Scanners, is now available for use on the new Panini I:Deal as well.

KICTeam Becomes a Local International Company – Offering Products for All Industries

AUBURN, Maine and LONDON, UK (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam is pleased to announce its successful expansion in both Europe and Asia. KIC Products UK, which operated as an independent exclusive European distributor, is now KICTeam Europe Limited and is a wholly owned subsidiary of KICTeam, Inc. located in Auburn, ME. KICTeam Asian/Pacific has also plans to establish offices in key locations in 2009 to facilitate the growth in this area of the world.

Sticky Adhesives Removed from Thermal Print Heads Using The New Dual Action Cleaning Pen now Available from KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new Dual Action Cleaning Pen, designed to remove stubborn adhesive build up from thermal print heads, is being released today by KICTeam. Using the same convenient marker-style design currently found with the EZ Thermal Printer Cleaning Pen, this new pen has two separate marker nibs to perform two very distinct functions. The first nib carries an adhesive remover to make it possible to easily remove adhesives caused during printing of label stock and linerless labels.

KICTeam Announces the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacturing of cleaning cards, today introduced the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software to be used in conjunction with their Waffletechnology Cleaning Card. In an effort to help increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs, this new software allows for a more efficient and streamlined cleaning process, resulting in less down time and a better quality of overall maintenance.

Patent Awarded for Waffletechnology Cleaning Cards to KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A patent has been issued for a unique feature of KICTeam’s Waffletechnology cleaning cards, adding a level of protection to a growing cleaning card market. ‘We have been pursuing this patent since the early stages of Waffletechnology development and are pleased to have received the first of what we anticipate will be multiple patents,’ said Peter Klein, President and CEO at KICTeam, Inc.

Accurate Boarding Passes and Reducing Lost Luggage is Easy When Using VidTroniX Printers

AUBURN, Maine, June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Airline Industry spends millions in locating and delivering misplaced luggage to their patrons. VidTroniX is now offering a solution that will cost a fraction of what the airlines are currently spending. Two new cleaning cards for the VidTroniX ATP Series and MAP Thermal Printers used to print bag tags and boarding passes are being launched today through KICTeam, the world leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards.

JCM DBV Series Bill Validators Cleaning Card Now Available from KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine, May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new Cleaning Card for the JCM Global DBV Series Bill Validators is being launched today through KICTeam, the world leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards. Designed for the DBV 300, 301, 302, 303 Bill Validators, this cleaning card, featuring Waffletechnology™ incorporates a tension release waffle pattern. This pattern allows the cleaning card to maintain maximum cleaning waffle height as it passes through the currency validators.

New Adhesive Remover Swab for Thermal Printers from KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine, March 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An Adhesive Remover Swab is being released today by KICTeam. This Swab is combined with an adhesive remover solution to ease the removal of sticky adhesive residue from hard surfaces. The product will come enclosed in a foil pouch and the swab will be saturated with the adhesive remover solution. The swab was designed especially for use on thermal printers which incur adhesive build up from regular use during label printing.

New Currency Counter Cleaning Card Now Available from KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine, Feb. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Currency Counter Cleaning Card utilizing Waffletechnology(TM) is being released today by KICTeam. This advanced design employs state-of-the-art cleaning card ‘waffles’ to clean the note recognition lenses within the machine. These optics are critical for accurate counting and denomination recognition but were previously unreachable without dismantling the equipment.

KICTeam and TransAct Technologies Announce a New Cleaning Card System for the Epic 950(R) and Epic 850(R) Ticket Printer

AUBURN, Maine, Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards, and TransAct Technologies, a global leader in cashless ticket printers for the gaming and lottery-based industries, today announce the release of the TransAct Technologies Cashless Ticket Printer Cleaning System designed using Waffletechnology(TM) to clean the Epic 950(R) and Epic 850(R) Ticket Printer. The new Cleaning Card System will enable gaming properties and retail outlets to increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs. The Epic 950(R) and Epic 850(R) Ticket Printers, a critical component in modern slot machines, can now be effectively cleaned, easily and quickly, without opening the printer.

KICTeam Develops New Cleaning Product for Epson’s TM-J9000 Series Check Scanners

AUBURN, Maine, Oct. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of technical cleaning cards, is pleased to announce that the company has developed the Waffletechnology(TM) Cleaning Card for Epson’s TM-J9000 series of check scanners. The cleaning card provides Epson customers a way to efficiently clean all parts of the device including the transport, track, MICR head and scanner glass.

KICTeam and TransAct Technologies Announce a Joint Development Project to Create a Cleaning Card System for the Epic 950(R) Ticket Printer

AUBURN, Maine, Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards, and TransAct Technologies (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in cashless ticket printers for the gaming and lottery-based industries, today announce a joint development project to incorporate the use of Waffletechnology(TM) in a Cleaning Card System to maintain the Epic 950(R) Ticket Printer.

KICTeam and Canon U.S.A. Announce the Use of Waffletechnology in the New Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Card

AUBURN, Maine, Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards, and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging technology, today announce the use of Waffletechnology(TM) in the new Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Card. In an effort to increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs, the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Card with Waffletechnology enables banking and retail outlets to effectively clean Canon imageFORMULA CR-Series transports.

Inventive Coffee Roaster Changing the Way Americans Drink Coffee

PORTLAND, Maine – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — X Cafe LLC, a Portland Maine based coffee roasting company founded in 1999 has never sold one coffee bean! X Cafe is recognized nationally as the originator of shelf-stable coffee extracts. Paul Kalenian, President, notes, ‘Our liquid coffee extracts have made Coffee on Demand possible and that is revolutionizing the coffee industry, providing a continuous supply of fresh and great tasting coffee on demand 24/7, cup after cup.’