5 things to know about the Packers’ roster decisions

Angelena Iglesia

GREEN BAY – The Packers reduced their roster to the mandatory 53-player limit on Saturday afternoon. Here are five things to know about Green Bay’s roster decisions:

1. Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s influence continues to shape the roster.

There has been an evolution on both sides of the ball during LaFleur’s first 20 months in Green Bay and that shift can be seen with the current makeup of the team.

Twenty-nine of the 53 players the Packers carried through Saturday’s mandatory cuts arrived in Green Bay after LaFleur was hired in January 2019. Meanwhile, only 13 players predate third-year general manager Brian Gutekunst.

Offensively, the Packers’ push to further enhance their run and play-action game is reflected in keeping four running backs (including gadget player/returner Tyler Ervin) and four tight ends for the second consecutive year.

Technically, the Packers will enter the season without a fullback on the roster for

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Men’s Journal Style & Design 2020: Best New Innovative Gear

Angelena Iglesia

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL e-bike
Specialized Turbo Vado SL e-bike Courtesy Image

The Stealth Commuter

It took a small army of designers and engineers to build Specialized’s 33-pound, long-range Turbo Vado SL e-bike. A 320 Wh battery, plus a lightweight motor and fittings, created a ride you can actually lift, which still assists up to 28 mph. “You don’t need a big engine to get to top speed,” says Senior Product Manager Marco Sonderegger. “And, just because you have a big gas tank doesn’t mean you have big range. If the original 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.”

If the original 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.

The battery is hidden in the frame, and the bike’s so light you forget it’s electric—until you need a boost. The sleek setup comes with lights and a computer mount, as well as

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Echodyne Expands Technology Leadership With Technical Advisory Board

Angelena Iglesia

Engineering leaders to advise and inform Echodyne’s high performance radar development efforts.

Echodyne, the radar platform company, announced today the formation of its Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Echodyne’s TAB comprises leaders and experts from academia and industry who will advise Echodyne on radar technology trends and product strategies.

The advisory board members are Dr. David R. Smith, Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, Dr. Jeffrey L. Krolik, and Dr. Matthew S. Reynolds. Dr. David R. Smith is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University as well as Director of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke. Dr. Joseph R. Guerci is president and CEO at Information Systems Laboratories. Dr. Jeffrey L. Krolik is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Dr. Matthew S. Reynolds is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington.

“Echodyne could not

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ORBCOMM Receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

Angelena Iglesia

ORBCOMM GT 1200

ORBCOMM's next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices
ORBCOMM’s next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices
ORBCOMM’s next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices

Recognizes GT 1200 trailer tracking device for exceptional innovation

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that its next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices has received a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading web site covering IoT technologies.

ORBCOMM was the first to market in 2013 with its award-winning GT 1100 solar-powered asset management solution. Hundreds of thousands of devices later, ORBCOMM’s latest GT 1200 series set the bar again in 2020 with the next wave of innovation for solar-powered asset management. The GT 1200 series includes an enhanced, high-sensitivity solar panel that charges up to

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