Janam Technologies

No. 515: In which COVID takes off, Telstar blasts off and Applied DNA spins off

  The sweeter the reward: You’ve done it again, intrepid reader, and coming off a long holiday weekend to boot – another workweek conquered, another weekend earned, Phase Four and all. Yes, it’s Friday out there, July 10 to be exact, a day so sweet you may need to floss twice: It’s National Kitten Day, National Pick Blueberries Day and National Piña Colada Day, all at once. Lose some: It’s also Independence Day in the…


No. 514: Adelphi evolves, Roswell crashes and da Gama sails again – plus Phase Four, with attitude

  Hot stuff: Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to your favorite regularly scheduled review of the Long Island innovation economy, back on the beat on this eighth day of July. It’s Wednesday, it’s summer and it’s pretty muggy out there – but keep those masks on, please and thank you, as we work together to keep COVID-19 at bay. Press start: Some say they’re the scourge of childhood, locking entire generations indoors and establishing…


At Janam, taking the marketplace’s temperature

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Long Island innovator known for its tough-as-nails tech is displaying a soft touch as workplaces reopen in the Age of Coronavirus. Actually, no touch – behold, the GT2, a new slate of “temperature-sensing kiosks” from Woodbury-based Janam Technologies, designed to provide remote assessments of a person’s body temperature (and check for facemasks) before permitting entry. The touchless technology uses advanced thermal imaging to detect body temperatures from as far as…


No. 469: On 3D homes, surveyed CEOs and Eskimo Pies – and why you don’t mess with Queens robots

  We’re as surprised as you: But here we are, dear readers – Friday already, with another workweek winding down and another weekend coming up. It’s Jan. 24 out there, the Jane Goodall Institute’s International Mobile Phone Recycling Day, which supports global education efforts. And to our many readers in Romania, a peaceful Unification Day, celebrating the 1866 Union of the Romanian Principalities. Plain nuts: Here in the States, where we pause to remember iconic…


Tickets, please: Tough techie Janam taps new vertical

By GREGORY ZELLER // The innovation machine keeps on cranking at Janam Technologies, which has bulked up its rough-and-tumble line of worksite tablets and punched in with a “next-generation contactless ticketing technology.” The ticketing tech, officially introduced Wednesday by the Woodbury-based mobile-gear manufacturer, is the first product in Janam’s new Guardian line of access-control solutions – a “tap-and-go” digital identifier that moves fans, passengers, customers and other groups through the identification process “quickly, securely and…


No. 422: Forty whacks, mighty winds, collegiate values and Long Island’s season of the nurse

  Hot stuff: Just in time for the muggiest stretch of the year, Friday has arrived, dear readers, and you’ve reached the end of another sweltering summer workweek. It’s July 19 out there, and with heat indexes forecasted to soar into the 100s this weekend, you might want to check out Good Housekeeping’s top tips for keeping cool when summer spikes. This should also help: Frozen in time, today is National Daquiri Day. And unless…


Rugged Janam eyes retail with new XT200 computer

By GREGORY ZELLER // You probably know that Janam Technologies likes it rough. Turns out, the Woodbury-based mobile-tech manufacturer also likes to shop. At least, the newest innovation from the tough-as-nails worksite mobility ace – the XT200 mobile computer – is built for the mall, or any retail outlet, or for in-field sales and service. It’s a minor departure for a manufacturer that basically dares its customers to try and break its merchandise, reinforcing its…


No. 348: Lobsters and babies in Huntington, a no-fly zone in Riverhead and gunning for greatness with Janam Tech

TGIF: The finish line approaches, dear readers – the end of another productive workweek and the beginning of another autumn weekend. Speaking of autumn weekends, check out this handy dandy pumpkin-picking guide by our friends over at the Long Island Press. Dig it: Continuing the theme of things grown and picked, today is Oct. 12, which also happens to be National Farmer’s Day. That doesn’t mean what it once did on Long Island. But agriculture…


No. 341: Farming out east, divesting at Applied DNA and skipping the most important meal of the day (plus … Super Lawyers!)

Middle ground: Welcome to Wednesday, friends, and the midpoint of another busy workweek on beautiful Long Island. It’s Sept. 19 out there – Day 730 of the bitter Brangelina divorce proceedings, which kicked off when Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt two years ago today. Stay tuned. Shofar, so good: It started at sundown Tuesday and lasts through sundown today, when they’ll be blowing the ceremonial ram’s horn at synagogues around the world….


At Janam Technologies, have gun, will scan barcodes

By GREGORY ZELLER // They’ve set their phasers to stun at Janam Technologies, where the next generation of gun-shaped XG handheld devices goes where no mobile computer has gone before. Featuring a palm-pleasing pistol grip and handle-mounted battery pack, the new XG200 looks for all the world like a “Star Trek” ray gun. But instead of blasting Klingons with energy beams, the sturdy wireless device is designed to “enable peak performance in the most demanding…


No. 294: Hofstra innovators rise, MunchMoney packs a lunch and SUNation’s shifting solar perspective

You’ve done it again: Welcome to Friday, dear reader, and the end of another week of socioeconomic innovation. That’s a lot of Peeps: It’s a holiday weekend, of course, the holiest of Christian holy days and another surefire bonanza for retailers. According to our buddies at Statistic Brain, Americans spend more than $14.6 billion on Easter-related goods each year, including $2.1 billion on Easter candy alone. By the way, although it’s smack-dab in the middle…


In new Janam mobile, same strength, twice the input

By GREGORY ZELLER // The tough guys (and gals) at Janam Technologies are at it again, introducing another user-friendly upgrade to their rugged-computing mix. The Woodbury-based tech firm – which infuses its handheld computers, gun-shaped scanners and RFID readers with a break-it-if-you-can bravado – on Thursday announced “the newest and most powerful addition” to its family of XM mobile computers: the XM75, which offers both keypad and touchscreen functionality, a rarity in the bashable world…


No. 286: ‘King Kong’ lives, Janam Tech muscles up and Sammy Chu bites off more than … actually, he can definitely handle it

Welcome to Friday: You’ve done it again, readers and friends – another week of socioeconomic progress in the books, another weekend earned. It was also a Friday, 56 years ago tonight, on March 2, 1962, when Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain set the NBA’s unassailable single-game scoring record, pouring in a phenomenal 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks. And that’s without the Nike endorsement: Speaking of record-setting…


At Janam, breaking the mold (by not breaking)

By GREGORY ZELLER // Go ahead, drop it onto concrete from as high as 1.2 meters. It can take it. Behold, the XT100, the latest “rugged touch computer” produced by Woodbury tech firm Janam Technologies, a circa-2005 tech maker that’s kind of the badass 1970s battery commercial of wireless communications – it dares you to knock it off. At least, Janam’s product line – including mobile computers, smartphones and barcode scanners – is built to…