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March 2015
TREWGrip to Exhibit at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Show

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip will be exhibiting at Healthcare Information Management Systems Show (HiMSS) in Chicago on April 13 - 15.

March 2015
TREWGrip – Finalist for Innovations and Technology Award

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip has been named a finalist for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Innovations and Technology Awards.

February 2015
TREWGrip to Exhibit at ShowStoppers at Mobile World Congress

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip will be exhibiting at ShowStoppers Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain on March 1, 2015.

January 2015
TREWGrip to Exhibit at the ATIA Conference

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip will be exhibiting at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference in Orlando on January 29 – 31.

January 2015
TREWGrip – From Startup to CES Sensation

Las Vegas (CES 2015) – From Startup to CES Sensation panel discussion with Mark Parker, Founder and President of TREWGrip, at International CES 2015.

December 2014
TREWGrip Founder Invited to Participate on Startup Panel at CES 2015

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has invited Mark Parker, TREWGrip Founder and President, to speak at International CES 2015. Mr. Parker has been invited to participate in a startup roundtable discussion “From Startup to CES Sensation” on January 5th, and will be joined by the founders of FitBark and Unikey.

November 2014
Missouri CACFP Selects SansWrite

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the Missouri Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) has selected SansWrite. The CACFP will use SansWrite for auditing, reporting and providing technical assistance on nutrition, food service operation, program management, nutrition education and recordkeeping.

October 2014
TREWGrip – Finalist for the 2014 Mobileys Competition

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the TREWGrip Mobile Dock was selected as a Finalist for the 2014 Mobileys competition. In addition to being in the running for first, second or third place, TREWGrip is also eligible for the People’s Choice Award. To vote for TREWGrip, click here.

September 2014
TREWGrip Featured on Gadget Man

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the TREWGrip Mobile Dock was featured on Gadget Man, Channel 4 in the UK.

August 2014
OTI Signs Contract with the US Air Force Family Members Program

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the US Air Force Family Members Program has extended its contract with OTI through 2016.

July 2014
OTI Signs Contract with New Mexico CYFD for SansWrite Software

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce it has signed a multiple year contract with the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD).

June 2014
Industry Insiders Check Out the Latest and Greatest Gadgets at CE Week

New York (CBS New York) – A wild looking keyboard called ‘TREWGrip’ works with everything from your smartphone to your TV.”

June 2014
TREWGrip – To Exhibit at CE Week 2014

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip will be exhibit at CE Week 2014 in New York City on June 25-26 as part of the Innovation Zone.

May 2014
Kentucky Board of Pharmacy Expands SansWrite Contract

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy is expanding its Pharmacy Licensing System, which is built on the SansWrite Web Portal Framework, to include pharmacist license renewals and verifications.

April 2014
TREWGrip – Invited to Showcase its Mobile Dock on Capitol Hill

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip has been invited by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) to showcase the TREWGrip Mobile Dock at International CES on the Hill.

“It is truly an honor to be one of seven Eureka Park exhibitors invited by CEA to showcase our technology on Capitol Hill,” said Mark Parker. “The technology showcase provides policymakers an opportunity to interact with the technology companies and products that are transforming how we live, work and play.”

March 2014
TREWGrip - Winner of the Innov8 for Health Idea Expo

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip was one of the winners of the Innov8 for Health Idea Expo.

"We have always felt TREWGrip is ideal for the Healthcare Industry," said Mark Parker. "It was great to have healthcare professionals validate the concept, and share ideas on how TREWGrip can benefit the industry."

February 2014
TREWGrip - Wins Fund My Idea Event

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce TREWGrip won The Entrepreneurs Open - Fund My Idea event in Dayton, Ohio.

"The event was similar to the format of ABC's Shark Tank," said Mark Parker. "I never realized how hard it would be to pitch an idea in front of 150 to 200 people, but it was a great experience."

January 2014
Cincinnati startup finalist for award at CES

"Cincinnati Business Courier" - A Cincinnati startup is getting some love in Las Vegas, nominated for an award by a big online tech publication at the Consumer Electronics Show..."

January 2014
'It could be productivity heaven:' CES techno buffs get a grip on Cincinnati-born TREWGrip keyboard

"WCPO Cincinnati" - Developed in Blue Ash, the device turns the flat, traditional keyboard into a mobile-friendly tool for life and work in the digital age..."

December 2013
CES Preview: TREWGrip Mobile QWERTY Keyboard and Air Mouse

"TECHFASTER: CES 2014 Editors Picks - This strange looking device is the TREWGrip mobile keyboard. Their website describes the device as a handheld 'rear-typing' device and air mouse for your mobile technology, smart TV and desktop.”

November 2013
New Mexico CYFD Expands SansWrite to Registered Family Care Homes

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the New Mexico Child, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has expanded the use of SansWrite to Registered Family Care Homes.

"We have hosted New Mexico's child care licensing system for many years, and are excited CYFD has chosen SansWrite for its Registered Homes program," said Mark Parker, President of Outlier Technologies.

October 2013
Crowdsourcing Innovation: Mark Parker

"IDG Connect - Crowdfunding sites are offering a new path for inventors with original ideas. We talk to inventors looking to gain the public’s favor with something new to offer. Is this a business of the future?" To read the full story click here.

September 2013
WCPO Channel 9 News features TREWGrip during the season two preview of The List television show

"WCPO Channel 9 News - Cincinnati-based Outlier Technologies developed the prototype for the mobile keyboard. Your device attaches in the center and you type on the backside. It also means you can work on the go without being forced to sit at your desk." To see the full story click here.

September 2013
United States Air Force Renews SansWrite Contract

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the United States Air Force Family Members Program has renewed its SansWrite Enterprise License.

"The US Air Force is one of our most challenging and rewarding accounts,” said Mark Parker, President of Outlier Technologies. “They inspect military installations around the world, and rely on SansWrite to efficiently and reliably capture mission critical data."

August 2013
El teclado se da la vuelta para su primera revolución

"El Pais - Un empresario de Estados Unidos crea un periférico curvo, con la botonera en la parte inferior y compatible móviles y tabletas"

July 2013
Cincinnati Business Courier Features TREWGrip

Outlier Technologies, an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the Cincinnati Business Courier recently featured TREWGrip on its web site. To read the full story click here.

July 2013
Cincinnati Enquirer Writes Story on History of the Cincy Typing Challenge

Outlier Technologies, an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the Cincinnati Enquirer has recently written a story on the history of the Cincy Typing Challenge. To read the full story click here.

July 2013
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Renews SansWrite Contract

Outlier Technologies, Inc. (OTI), an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce ODJFS, a customer of OTI's for more 15-years, has affirmed its reliance on SansWrite by extending its agreement with OTI.

According to OTI President Mark Parker, "I can remember working on the initial phases of the ODJFS project from home after my son was born. Helping care for a newborn while working on that project gave me tremendous insight into the importance of child care licensing. My son will turn sixteen in December, which is difficult to believe. But what's even more difficult to believe is the work we did 15-years ago is still viewed as the standard for automated licensing systems across the country."

June 2013
Outlier Technologies set to Launch TREWGrip business on July 25, 2013

Outlier Technologies, an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce the launch of a new product/business called TREWGrip on July 25, 2013 in conjunction with the Finals of the Cincy Typing Challenge. “We’ve been working on the TREWGrip concept for more than two years”, said Mark Parker, President of Outlier Technologies. “The usability testing results from the alpha prototype were overwhelmingly positive, and I believe the beta prototype is going to blow people’s minds…”

TREWGrip is a handheld “rear-type” device that has tactile keyboard keys for typing, but on the back-side. The standard QWERTY key layout is split and rotated so the hands gripping TREWGrip can also do multi-finger text entry. By maintaining the QWERTY key layout, typists can quickly transfer competencies from a traditional keyboard to TREWGrip without having to learn an entirely new skill. TREWGrip also provides visual cues on the front-side which help users, with varying levels of typing expertise, easily locate the typing keys on the back using simple hand-eye coordination. For more details, please visit trewgrip.com.

May 2013
Outlier Technologies Partners with Cincinnati Museum Center

Outlier Technologies, an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center for the Cincy Typing Challenge. The Typing Challenge will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the McGurrin vs. Traub typing challenge of 1888, when Frank McGurrin of Salt Lake City, Utah beat Louis Traub of Cincinnati, Ohio in a speed typing contest and established QWERTY as the standard key layout for the typewriter. “We are very pleased to be partnering with Cincinnati Museum Center for the Cincy Typing Challenge”, said Mark Parker, President of Outlier Technologies. “The Union Terminal building is the perfect venue for the Typing Challenge and TREWGrip product launch.”

The qualifying round of the Cincy Typing Challenge will be held on July 20, 2013 from 10AM until 4PM and is open to the public. The top eight qualifiers will be provided a TREWGrip device for practice and offered an opportunity to compete in the Finals on July 25, 2013 at 6PM. The winner of the Typing Challenge will receive $2,500, and if he/she beats McGurrin’s 98 WPM from 1888 will receive an additional $2,500 for a total of $5,000. To learn more about the Typing Challenge, visit www.cincytypingchallenge.com.

January 2013
United States Air Force Chooses SansWrite

Outlier Technologies, an idea accelerator with a focus on mobile software and hardware technology, is pleased to announce SansWrite has been choosen by the Air Force Personnel Center/Services Programs Youth and Children (AFPC/SVPYC) to transform their paper inspection forms into intelligent forms. This automation effort will provide usable data about Installation Level Family Childcare Programs to central command.

SansWrite is currently being used by the AFPC/SVPYC to streamline the inspection process for Child Development Center, Family Child Care, Youth Programs, and Schoolage Programs. The current effort involves deploying SansWrite to 61 military installations around the world for performing Provider Assessments and Home Observations.

SansWrite Version 7 is available in Standard, Professional and Enterprise Editions, and works with any type of inspection, assessment, or survey. For more information, visit sanswrite.com