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Dice Users' Group Conference 2014

New products revealed
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12/17/2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.—Dice Corp. has released a selection of new products at its most recent annual users' group conference, where 30 percent of its client base was present.

Dice: Conference, apps and growth

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dice released a selection of new products at its most recent annual users group conference, held Nov. 4-6 in Mount Pleasant, Mich., where 30 percent of its client base was present. Approximately 95 percent of those attendees were from North America, according to Carol Enman, senior VP of strategic business development and communications for Dice.

“One of the things we spent a good deal of time talking about was the difference between apps and applications and what they provided the customer,” Enman told Security Systems News. She described the root difference between the two as apps being for phones while applications are web-based.

Enman listed numerous examples of new products, including a system for mobile sales management, designed to allow managers oversee their sales people; a new data entry system that leads users step-by-step through information entry; a scheduling app allowing for customers to be quickly scheduled for service or installation; and a fire inspection app allowing service technicians to inspect fire systems on sites and fill out required forms. 

One of the precipitating factors to this lineup of releases was “that the company’s design and development staff has increased,” according to a prepared statement. Enman estimated an overall growth in the company of at least 30 percent across all departments in the past year and a half.

The main idea behind these products appears to be creating efficiency for monitoring companies. “We have customers with hundreds of thousands of subscribers operating companies with less people in them then some small alarm companies with a few thousand accounts have” Cliff Dice, CEO, said in a prepared statement.

Making money on mobile monitoring

Monitoring company execs extol the benefits of mobile PERS and mobile apps
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05/28/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Whether the talk is about mobile PERS devices with geo-fencing, speed alerts and lone-worker monitoring, or about smartphone apps that better connect subscribers with central stations, the takeaway is that the monitoring space is going mobile, and the transformation is happening fast, according to central station executives who are using these newer technologies.

PSIM goes mobile with DICE’s Matrix Universal Video

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09/14/2012

PHILADELPHIA—DICE Corp. this week formally launched Matrix Universal Video, a cloud-based PSIM system that allows users to receive alarms and their linked videos simultaneously and access the information with an iPad or Android device.

Onward through the blog: Day Two at ISC West

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Friday, March 30, 2012

ISC West kept up a strong head of steam on Day Two.

It started at 7:30 a.m. with the Security 5K to benefit Mission 500, a nonprofit group that aids impoverished children. An impressive turnout of runners raised an equally impressive funding total, according to race organizers, and the group later said it had topped its goal of 500 children sponsored.

Then it was on to the show floor for another day of networking and discussion among the thousands, with no letup from Day One’s brisk pace. Here are a few details from my stops along the way:

— Secure Global Solutions announced a May 1 launch for a new app, Stages Metrix, that will give users tablet access to key central station performance figures.
— Keith Jentoft of Videofied provided an update of the growing alliance between insurers, law enforcement and central stations to increase arrests and reduce false dispatches with the use of video alarms.
— Cliff Dice of Dice Corp. detailed his company’s Matrix software, which brings video into a browser environment and opens the door to continuous RMR for integrators.
— Morgan Hertel, the new VP of operations for Rapid Response, disclosed that the company is planning to build a new central station in the West sometime in the next year.
— Gordon Hope of AlarmNet at Honeywell talked about the move to 4G and the June 1 release of the LYNX Touch 5100 wireless control panel with Wi-Fi communications module, which finds the best signal—2G, 3G or 4G—in the user’s area.

Like Day One, there was obviously much more, but I’ll put it to bed for now and gear up for tomorrow’s finale. See you there …  

 

DICE sues Bold, claiming violation of trade secret act

Bold attorney calls suit groundless, vows to vigorously defend it
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09/01/2011

BAY CITY, Mich. and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Alleging violation of the Michigan Uniform Trade Secret Act, central station automation platform provider DICE is suing its competitor Bold.

DICE adding staff in anticipation of client needs

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07/21/2011

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corp.—which has been moving away from branding itself strictly as a central station automation platform provider and more as a technology-infrastructure back-up provider—has been busy with more than a dozen new hires recently. And company president and CEO Cliff Dice says there are no plans to stop there.

DICE continues to transform

Increases video/audio capability, readies partnerships with smart home solution providers
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06/23/2011

BAY CITY, Mich.—Central station automation platform provider DICE Corporation says it's working to stay ahead in the areas of inline video, phone switch software and home automation integration.

DICE transforms with NOC, complete disaster recovery center

‘It’s not really about automation platform software anymore’
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02/10/2011

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE is upgrading its NOC and disaster recovery center, based here, putting in more network infrastructure to accommodate the influx of technology-back-up clients the company sees coming. The updated capabilities include “next generation technology” that evolves the central station automation platform provider beyond its roots, according to company founder and president Cliff Dice.

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