TechWatch: Retalix wins major C&S contract

With revenues of over $15.2 billion, C&S is the second largest grocery wholesaler in the US operating 63 distribution facilities in 14 States.

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Retalix, a provider of software solutions for the food industry, said Monday that New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers is deploying its supply chain management (SCM) classic solutions for several of its grocery buying teams. The Ra'anana-based company said 12 C&S sites have gone live with its purchase and invoice reconciliation solutions over the last three months and that an additional 19 are expected to be completed by year's end. With revenues of over $15.2 billion, C&S is the second largest grocery wholesaler in the US operating 63 distribution facilities in 14 States. Also operating abroad, Tel Aviv-based Rad Data Communications has won three tenders worth in total approximately $1 million to supply advanced communications equipment in Russia. Under the deals, Rad will supply its TDMoIP products to Magnitogorsk Iron and Steelworks, the South Electricity plant and the underground transportation company in the city of Samara. Yehud-based Magal Security Systems, Ltd. said its Mexican subsidiary Senstar-Stellar Latin America, S.A de C.V. signed a $4.3m. contract to supply intrusion detection systems and video surveillance equipment for sensitive facilities in Mexico. The order includes the MTC-1500 day-and-night surveillance system and the DreamBox, all-in-one CCTV security solution which integrates a number of CCTV related applications into one box. The contract is expected to be supplied by the end of this year. Closer to home, Ligad Technical Data has won a tender to upgrade the computer infrastructure at the Kfar Saba Municipality. Tel Aviv-based Ligad said it would supply approximately 150 Atlas computers to the municipality for which it would have responsibility for three years. The contract is worth NIS 500,000. Israel companies are also showing their wares at key events in the technology world. Tel Aviv-based startup company TriPlay said it has developed a cross-device messaging platform that it will unveil at the Israel InnovaTech conference in New York on Wednesday. TriPlay's Super Messaging technology will enable people to easily transfer all types of media and content over their PCs, TVs and Mobile devices, the company said. The device is scheduled to debut during the first quarter of 2007. Hosted by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, InnovaTech will bring together investors, venture capital firms and hi-tech companies interested in Israeli innovation in the fields of Internet, information security, communications and interactive media. Israeli-founded provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV NDS said it demonstrated the first ever live pay-TV broadcast over WiMAX at the IBC 2006 conference in Amsterdam. NDS, which has its main research and design center in Jerusalem , completed the demonstration in cooperation with chip maker Intel and Nordic broadcaster Viasat Broadcasting. NDS said the demonstration was part of an Intel-NDS pilot program designed to look into the feasibility of delivering TV over WiMAX and the viability of WiMAX TV as a business model. One of the major events in the content for the entertainment industry market, IBC took place from September 7 to 12. NDS also said at the event it has integrated its Synamedia Metro IPTV solution with the new IPTV set-top box from Samsung Electronics. Another Israeli-founded company PNMsoft has teamed up with Toronto-based TGO Consulting to give leverage to its Web-based business process solution Sequence into the Canadian market. In terms of the agreement, TGO will market PNMsoft's Sequence to the Canadian market, as well as provide development, integration and support services. PNMsoft, which has its R&D activities in Netanya, said the partnership is expected to generate $15m. in revenue over the next three years.