MU/DAI Gains New Business Leadership With Key Executive Appointment

CHICAGO, IL and LOS ANGELES, CA—(Marketwired – February 29, 2016) – MU/DAI, a leading design agency, announces the appointment of its new executive. Steven Spieczny joins MU/DAI as its Chief Business Officer. Steven will manage growth for the growing agency. Steven will join MU/DAI's founder, Shanon Marks, and the current management team as a Partner in the business.

Steven's addition will strengthen and accelerate the growth of MU/DAI in the experience design space. Based in Los Angeles, Steven will bring his strong tenure of digital, branding and technology consulting expertise to bear against the growing demand for compelling customer experiences that blend digital and physical environments.

MU/DAI, launched in 2014, is a business unit of Treehouse Adventures — a Chicago–based venture capital group and part of ClayCo, one of the largest privately–held construction and professional services organization in North America. MU/DAI maintains offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin.

Driving research, experience design, rapid prototyping and technology integration, MU/DAI is being sought after by both B2C and B2B clients to innovate and deliver faster, more impactful solutions to their product and service challenges. Recent client engagements for MU/DAI include efforts for the American Medical Association [AMA], Exelon, and MD Anderson Cancer Center among others.

“I'm extremely excited to have Steven join our team,” said Shanon Marks, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, MU/DAI. “We've been seeking an experienced agency and start–up leader to help guide us, and our clients, into the next stage of market impact and Steven is a wonderful fit with our mindset and collective experience.”

“MU/DAI has put together a stellar team of design thinkers, each of whom brings significant experience to the table — from Sapient, frog, Accenture…,” said Spieczny. “Using design to solve business and marketing challenges has always been at the core of my career and it's wonderful to find like–minded souls at MU/DAI.” 

Steven has over 20 years of agency, consulting and technology tenure. Most recently, Steven led business development at iCrossing/Hearst, a global digital agency, driving AOR relationships with Microsoft, Capital Group and Mitsubishi.

Previously, Steven was a partner at Method, an award–winning design firm, and helped drive the firm into the ranks of premier creative agencies. Spieczny was also SVP at Schematic, a digital agency acquired by WPP in 2007; and he was an early team member at the pioneering digital company, Viant. Spieczny also gained design industry insights at the seminal firm, Studio Archetype. Steven holds a MFA from NYU and gained his undergraduate degree from Tufts Univ.

About MU/DAI

MU/DAI is a design firm uncovering, assembling, and advancing innovative ideas that solve complex business challenges. For more information, please visit:

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Nexoptic and Spectrum Announce Lens Stack Depth to Aperture Ratio of Near 1:1 After Completion of Trade Study

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – February 29, 2016) –
Nexoptic Technology Corp. (“Nexoptic””)
and Spectrum Optix Inc. of Calgary, Canada (“Spectrum” and together with Nexoptic, the “Companies”)
report that further to their joint news release dated January 12, 2016, the Companies have successfully completed the 'Trade Study' phase of their proof of concept (“POC”) prototype development program.

The Trade Study Phase involved modeling and testing several lens stack design iterations [in order to identify the final lens stack design to be utilized in the POC prototype].

The Companies are pleased to report that the resulting lens stack design met all initial criteria, including being scalable to various sizes, through the use of Spectrum's patent pending Blade Optics™ technology.

Further, simulated image results obtained using Zemax ray tracing software exceeded Spectrum's preliminary image quality target for its modeled lens stack design.

The Trade Study was completed by Ruda Cardinal Inc., an internationally recognized leader in optical design, located in Tucson, Arizona.

The next phase of the POC prototype development has been commenced and will include completion of final design adjustments to adjust performance capabilities, tolerancing, stray light analysis and fabrication drawings for the optics. The fabrication drawings are expected to include the full specifications and tolerances required to manufacture the physical lenses for Spectrum's POC prototype, which utilizes Blade Optics™. As part of this next phase, Spectrum currently intends to source, and possibly modify, suitable electronic and digital components for its POC prototype, which is anticipated to include image capture and processing pieces intended to enhance and refine image quality.

John Daugela, President and CEO of Spectrum Optix and Director of Nexoptic, stated,

“For over four hundred years, general telescope design has not significantly changed. We aim to enable transformational change in lens designs with our patent pending Blade Optics™ technology.”

The initial criteria for Spectrum's POC prototype lens stack design utilizing its patent pending Blade Optics™ technology included:

  • Lens stack depth to aperture ratio of near 1:1
  • Use of flat lenses
  • Square or rectangular aperture as opposed to circular
  • Significant effective focal length in a compact form factor
  • Scalable to various sizes

Spectrum's POC prototype is being designed as a fixed magnification digital telescope with a narrow field of view and will be similar in function to many conventional telescopes sold today. However, as a result of the application of Blade Optics™, a unique distinction of Spectrum's lens design is its compressed lens stack depth to aperture ratio compared to traditional curved lens systems for fixed magnification imaging. This could set Spectrum's patent pending Blade Optics™ technology apart from existing lens technologies in the fixed magnification lens market, which includes products such as spotting scopes, telescopes, binoculars, certain camera lenses and other imaging products.

Paul McKenzie, CEO of Nexoptic and Director of Spectrum Optix, stated,

“Having the Trade Study behind us is a significant milestone for the Companies as it required lengthy and creative engineering processes. In addition to constructing a first–of–its–kind telescope, one of our main goals with our POC prototype is to demonstrate to the marketplace how our technology offers the potential to revolutionize numerous imaging applications; and possibly give rise to a new breed of optical products yet to be commercialized.”

About Spectrum Optix Inc.

Spectrum is developing technologies relating to imagery and light concentration applications. Utilizing its patent pending Blade Optics™ technology, which contains flat lenses, the company aims to disrupt conventional lens and image capture–based systems.

Spectrum is currently developing a POC prototype that will utilize its patent pending Blade Optics™ technology, other optical elements and electronic components. The prototype is intended to demonstrate the marketable features of Spectrum's Blade Optics™ technology and its potential to serve as a platform to be used in various optical applications ranging from telescopes, cameras, surveillance equipment, mobile devices and other imaging verticals.

About Nexoptic Technology Corp.

Nexoptic has an option to acquire, in the aggregate, 100% of Spectrum Optix. Please see Nexoptic's news release dated November 18, 2014 for additional details regarding such option.

On behalf of the Boards of Directors

Nexoptic Technology Corp.

Paul McKenzie
President & CEO

Spectrum Optix Inc.
John Daugela
President & CEO

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward–looking information and forward–looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, but not limited to, statements with respect to expectations concerning the development of the POC prototype and the potential applications of Spectrum's technologies. The reader is cautioned that forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which are difficult to predict and that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the then current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about the business and the industry and markets in which the Companies operate and are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations, including, among others, that: the ability of the Companies to complete the POC prototype as currently expected; the risk that the prototype may not achieve results expected by the Companies; they may not have access to financing on acceptable terms or at all in order to exercise the options under Nexoptic's formal agreement with Spectrum and its shareholders; it may not receive all necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals; or the conditions to Nexoptic's options to acquire Spectrum shares may not be otherwise satisfied; and other risks inherent with the patent process, transactions of this type and development of new technologies or the business of Spectrum and/or Nexoptic. Such forward looking statements should therefore be construed in light of such factors. Other than in accordance with its legal or regulatory obligations, Nexoptic is not under any obligation and it expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

New Nuclear Hysteria in the Middle East

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By Baher Kamal
MADRID, Feb 29 2016 (IPS)

Three years ago when the tsunami of panic around Iran’s potential capability to develop nuclear weapons reached its peak, a combined diplomatic, media campaign warning that a Gulf Arab state would think of purchasing atomic bombs was spread like an oil spot.

Now that the so-called P5+1group (US, UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany) few months ago concluded an agreement with Iran to prevent the risk of an eventual military nuclear programme in exchange of lifting massive Western sanctions, a new wave of nuclear hysteria seems to be in the air.

In fact, just a few days ago, a news item that the Gulf states would be now seeking nukes, came out of the Munich Security Conference, which was basically meant to set an accord between the US and Russia to establish a humanitarian ceasefire as a step on the 18 December 2015 UN Resolution 2254 (2015) roadmap for Syria.

The majority of Arab media did not pay due attention to this piece of news which, if translated into real facts, would change the fate of the whole region.

What is this all about ?

The Persian Gulf states seeking nuclear weapons to counter “bad guy” Iran have held clandestine meetings with Israel despite not having official ties with Tel Aviv, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon revealed at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, RT on 15 February reported.

Arabs Ready to Acquire Nukes?

“We see signs that countries in the Arab world are preparing to acquire nuclear weapons, that they are not willing to sit quietly with Iran on brink of a nuclear or atomic bomb,” Ya’alon told fellow defense ministers on Sunday [14 February], the final day of the Munich Security Conference.

Ya’alon did not name specific countries who might be interested in developing nuclear weapons and gave no evidence to back up his claims –RT informed– however, he then made a surprise statement that the Gulf states – officially hostile to Tel Aviv because of its occupation of the West Bank – had held clandestine meetings with Israel.

“Not only Jordan and Egypt,” he said, referring to the only Arab countries who signed peace treaties with Israel after three Arab-Israeli wars, according to this television network which runs cable and satellite television channels directed to audiences outside the Russian Federation.

“I speak about the Gulf states and North African states too. Unfortunately they are not here to listen. For them, Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood are the enemy. Iran is the bad guy for us and for the Sunni regimes. They are not shaking hands [with Israelis] in public, but we meet in closed rooms.”

In the meantime, Israel is widely believed to possess dozens of nuclear warheads, although official statistics do not exist… Israel possesses Jericho-3 ballistic missiles capable of delivering up to 1,000kg load at ranges of 4,800 to 6,500km. Additionally, it is believed to have a naval nuclear strike capability, using Dolphin-class submarine-launched nuclear-capable cruise missiles, said RT.

The Israeli Air Force also has F-15I and F-16I Sufa fighter aircraft, which can be utilized to deliver tactical and strategic nuclear weapons at long distances using external fuel tanks or aerial re-fueling fleet of modified Boeing 707s, according to the Russian network.

“We do have atomic bombs. This is no news. World powers know that we have the bomb and we want to test it. This would take place should Iran conduct a nuclear test,” prominent Saudi political analyst, Daham to Anzi, told RT,” the Russian TV network on 20 February½ reported in its Spanish service.

“US sources said in May last year that Saudi military had traveled to Pakistan, an ally country, to acquire nuclear weapons “available for sale”. This action of the Saudi military was motivated by Ryiad’s concerns of a hypothetical nuclear threat from Iran.”

A Nuclear Free Middle East

This is not the first time that the risk that Gulf countries may acquire nuclear arms has been raised. Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi ambassador to the United States, had over two years ago warned that nuclear threats from Israel and Iran might force Saudi Arabia to follow suit.

As the Wall Street Journal on November 2013 pointed out, the Saudis may conclude that international acceptance of a nuclear programme of any kind by Iran may compel them “to seek their own nuclear weapons capability through a simple purchase.” The likely source: Pakistan, whose nuclear programme was partly funded by the Saudis.

Inhumane suffering from nuclear bombs - Hiroshima. Credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Inhumane suffering from nuclear bombs – Hiroshima. Credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Anyway, these reports bring to mind the half-a-century-long debate around the Egyptian-led Arab proposal to free the Middle East from all weapons of mass destruction, starting with the nuclear ones.

In fact, the 22 states forming the Arab region are all signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which meets, every five years, to review the state of implementation of this global agreement aimed at preventing the proliferation of atomic warheads. In all successive review conferences, the Arab states reiterated their proposal to declare the Middle East a nuclear-free zone.

Though the UN Security Council adopted in 1995 a resolution meant to pursue this goal, the NPT review conferences have so far failed to move forward in such direction, mainly due to Israeli, US-backed position against any attempt implying that Tel Aviv dismantles its nuclear arsenal.

Israel is widely believed to posses between 210 and 250 nuclear warheads, an amount that largely exceeds those in the hands of India (80 nuclear bombs) and Pakistan (90). The government of Tel Aviv systematically refuses either to confirm or deny the existence of such nuclear arsenal.

The sole attempt to implement the 1995 Security Council’s resolution, came out in 2010, when the NPT review meeting called for an “international conference” –not under the UN umbrella– to deal with that resolution. Following intensive efforts to find a country ready to host the conference, Finland volunteered to have it in Helsinki. But diplomatic talks failed to organise the meeting.

In view of this yet another frustration and also of the brinkmanship games being played by big military powers in the region, the Arab countries in general, and in the Gulf region in particular, have lately been expressing fresh fears of Iran’s nuclear programme and therefore focusing, again, on nukes.

Not That the Arabs Want to Go Nuclear, But…

Arab states have repeatedly heralded their opposition to any kind of nuclear activity in the region.

In fact, a couple of years ahead of the 2015 NPT conference, both Bahrain’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ghanum Fadhel Al Buainain, and Foreign Affairs Minister, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, told this journalist in Manama in March 2013 that their nation – likewise all other Gulf countries – do not want to hear a word about any nuclear activities, even for peaceful purposes.

Their arguments are that even civil nuclear activities of whatever nature, have strong, negative impacts on the very lives and livelihoods of the Gulf peoples, from polluting waters and thus affecting the fish –which historically constituted an important source of living– to the risk of a nuclear accident.

The Bahraini stand is still valid and it applies to all the Gulf states, said to IPS this week a retired high governmental official. “None of us want to have to do with any atomic weapon. But you must understand our fears from both nuclear Israel and a potential nuclear Iran… We have to defend ourselves, protect our people.”

The Real “Security”

In an evident signal confirm their stand, the Bahraini capital, Manama, hosted a major anti-nuclear campaigners activity–the international exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Towards a World Free from Nuclear Weapons”

Organised by the Tokyo-based non-governmental civil society association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), with the support of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), together with the Inter Press Service IPS and the UN Information Centre in Manama, and promoted by the Bahraini and Japanese ministries of foreign affairs, the exhibition was held in Manama from Mar. 12-23, 2013.

“Nuclear weapons – the most inhuman and destructive of all tools of war – are at the peak of a pyramid of violence in this increasingly interdependent world,” said anti-nuclear campaigners. “The threat of atomic weapons is not in the past… It is a major crisis today.”

“This exhibition –the first ever in an Arab country – (represents) a step further toward making the human aspiration to live in a world free from nuclear weapons a reality,” SGI’s executive director for peace affairs, Hirotugu Terasaki, told this journalist.

“The very existence of these weapons –the most inhuman of all– implies a major danger,” said Terasaki, who is also the vice president of this Buddhist organisation that promotes international peace and security, with more than 12 million members all over the planet.

Asked about the argument used by nuclear powers that the possession of such weapons is a major guarantee of safety and security – the so-called “deterrence doctrine” – Terasaki said, “The world should now move beyond this myth.”

According to the exhibition’s promoters, “Security” begins with basic human needs: shelter, air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat. People need to work, to care for their health, to be protected from violence.

These—and not nuclear bombs, are exactly the basic human needs that are lacking in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen… and more to come.


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MPT Announces Airdates for Landmark Three-Hour Vietnam Documentary

OWINGS MILLS, MD—(Marketwired – February 25, 2016) –
 Maryland Public Television (MPT) will premiere the three–hour documentary Maryland Vietnam War Stories on three successive weeknight evenings, May 24, 25 and 26, as part of its multi–million dollar MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans

Three years in the making, the film traces the chronology of the war through the personal stories of nearly 100 Vietnam veterans interviewed for the production. Maryland Vietnam War Stories
recounts the harrowing — and occasionally humorous — experiences of military service members during the war and the often–moving insights of these participants some 50 years after the conflict. 

[See a two–minute preview of Maryland Vietnam War Stories.]

Featured veterans represent all branches of the military. Included in the documentary are former prisoners of war, the widow of a pilot killed in action, underwater demolition experts, medics and corpsmen, dog handlers, enlisted men, nurses, helicopter pilots, and a Red Cross “Doughnut Dolly” in Vietnam. Two members of the South Vietnamese Air Force are also in the film. The documentary includes veterans who reside in Maryland, Delaware, southern Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas covered by MPT's broadcast signal.

Executive Producer Ken Day, a 30–year veteran producer at Maryland Public Television, met and heard from roughly 300 veterans in preparing the production. Day and Rich Borenstein, co–producer and himself an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era, garnered 120 hours of footage from the interviews. MPT has arranged for all footage to be permanently archived at the Maryland Historical Society in addition to the three hours scheduled for the May 24 – 26 airing. 

One–hour segments of the Vietnam documentary begin at 8 p.m. each evening on MPT–HD. A national version of the film, for distribution to public television stations across the country, will be available for airing immediately following the MPT premiere. Negotiations are underway for international distribution for the film as well.

The film sets the stage for the major public event, LZ Maryland, which takes place on June 18 – 19, at the Maryland State Fairground. This Father's Day weekend event is intended to welcome and honor Vietnam veterans and their families from Maryland and nearby states and will feature solemn ceremonies to salute Marylanders killed or missing in combat; the stirring conclusion of a motorcycle “Honor Ride“; a flyover by Huey and Chinook helicopters; displays of Vietnam–era aircraft, vehicles and other artifacts; “The Wall That Heals,” the traveling half–size replica of Washington, D.C.'s Vietnam Veterans Memorial; a Bob Hope USO–style show; and national name entertainment from the Vietnam period among other attractions, displays and commemorations.

“The Vietnam War is a painful chapter in our country's history during which hundreds of thousands of young men and women answered the call to serve yet received little in the way of recognition of their service,” explains Larry Unger, MPT president and CEO. “Our Vietnam initiative enables us to use documentary filmmaking to tell the compelling stories of our region's Vietnam veterans and, on an even more direct level, provide the means — with our LZ Maryland event — for all of us to finally salute them for their service and offer the 'welcome home' they richly deserve.”

Information on the MPT Vietnam project can be found at and at social media sites @MPTSalutesVets on Twitter, and MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans on Facebook.

About MPT

Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state–licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). MPT's six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows. Beyond broadcast, MPT's commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is delivered through year–round instructional events and the super–website Thinkport, which garners in excess of 19 million page views annually. MPT's community engagement connects viewers with local resources on significant health, education, and public interest topics through year–round outreach events, viewer forums, program screenings, and phone bank call–in opportunities. 

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Bravatek CEO's Letter to Shareholders

AUSTIN, TX—(Marketwired – February 25, 2016) – Bravatek Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: BVTK) announced today that it is pleased to release the following letter to its shareholders:

Dear Valued Shareholders:

I am writing, in an open and forthright manner, to address both the challenges we have faced at Bravatek (formerly known as Ecrypt Technologies, Inc. [ECRY]) as well as the opportunities before us in 2016. Many of you have contacted us to encourage us to continue with the progress we have demonstrated in creating top–tier cybersecurity software products and telecom tower services that are gaining traction in the marketplace — particularly highlighted in recently released information about our exclusive $8 M+ purchase orders to provide services to a major telecom wireless carrier. In addition, we see the genuine business opportunity in our recently announced JV with YKTG — well poised to yield even larger contracts in 2016.

Having said all this, getting to this point in our company's evolution brought pain for us as shareholders, and shareholders have rightly made that clear to us — as they should. I wanted to share with you what our current Board and management team faced when we came to ECRY and how we needed to make tough decisions to get us on a much better path ultimately for our shareholders. Like Joe Friday, a character from a 1950's show “Dragnet” would say, “Just the facts, Ma'am.” It's in this spirit that we address the tough road we encountered and the steps we're taking to exploit the opportunities now before us.

When asked to join the Board and weeks later asked to take the role of CEO and Chairman, I knew that this endeavor was filled with challenges — to put it mildly. Our management team and Board inherited a 7+ year firm that simply had no products available for sale, no services nor revenue, coupled with a lack–luster balance sheet. Faced with no real prospects after working diligently to try to obtain sufficient financing, we felt compelled to obtain convertible debt finance due to prospective investors' concern over ECRY's history of the lack of products/services and existing liabilities owed to lenders holding significant debt and legacy preferred stock. As a team, we decided to take on the debt to make ECRY (later Bravatek) a real company with significant revenues from selling genuine products and services needed in growing market segments. In a relatively short time, we have developed and launched a full family of Ecrypt One cybersecurity email solutions (available on Amazon Web Services), as well as acquired telecom service assets, which we parlayed quickly into sizeable and exclusive POs for our newly formed Telecom Services Group — with the real potential of additional, even larger POs in 2016. These management decisions were certainly tough and agonized over, but in the final analysis, they were necessary in our view to get Bravatek on a sustainable track to profitable growth and enable us to explore new strategic partnerships, JVs and other rapid–time–to–market avenues to monetize our capabilities — both nationally and internationally.

And, yes — it is true — that the actions mentioned above created both pain and challenges for us as shareholders. Please realize that we are now regarded as a firm with significant potential by a small group of our convertible debt holders, as well as private equity sources we have been in negotiations with. We are now turning the corner by consolidating our convertible debt and attracting potential equity infusions to put us in a much better situation, as we recently announced. We still face challenges, but we do so knowing that we have a real future of sustainable growth — all orchestrated to provide our shareholders ultimately with high returns on their investment. New opportunities have arisen for us to expand our telecom services in another part of the country. We will certainly update our progress to you in the coming weeks.

We are poised for a successful 2016 and beyond here at Bravatek and sincerely appreciate your continued support and feedback as we embark on the ample business opportunities that await us.



Chairman & CEO

About Bravatek Solutions, Inc.

Bravatek Solutions, Inc. is a high technology security solutions portfolio provider that assists corporate entities, governments and individuals protect their organizations against both physical and cyber–attacks through its offering of the most technically–advanced, cost–effective and reliable software, tools and systems.

For more information, visit

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