BDM International Inc. of McLean and Corabi International Telemetrics Inc. of Alexandria entered into an agreement to offer systems to the military that will enable military physicians worldwide to consult with experts in the United States.
Corabi's systems are in use in the United States, linking large medical centers to rural communities.
The system sends a high-resolution video image from a robotic microscope to an expert sitting at a monitor miles away, who can control the microscope and render a diagnosis. A portable version of the system can send X-rays or pictures of the patient.
The companies joined forced to allow for implementing the systems on a large scale. The firms expect their first contract this month.
Rubbermaid Commercial Products Inc. reorganized its Winchester, Va., sales and marketing offices, company officials said.
The home products company split the sales and marketing efforts into four divisions: sanitary maintenance, food service, industrial businesses and agriculture. Each unit will be headed by a vice president who will have control over sales, marketing, product development and finances, the company said.
Robert Snyder, president of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, said the reorganization of the company is not in response to an economic slowdown. "Business at the company remains strong," he said.
Fuel Oil & Equipment Co., one of the largest Roanoke Valley oil distributors, has acquired Walco Energy Services Inc. of Roanoke, increasing its size by 60 percent.
Fuel Oil & Equipment, reporting 5,000 heating oil customers, took on 3,000 more from Walco. Walco's nine employees will continue with the new owner.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
George Mavrikes acquired the Rockville-based sports-management firm Business Arena Inc. from Bernard R. Wolf and Associates Inc., a Rockville-based financial planning firm, in an undisclosed cash transaction.
Mavrikes, who formerly was executive vice president of Wolf and Associates, started Business Arena in 1986 with Wolf and Associates founder Bernard Wolf. Business Arena represents 12 professional and Olympic athletes and coaches, Mavrikes said.
Suggs Transportation Services Inc. of Clinton, Md., was awarded a $478,500 contract by the Public Health Service for shuttle services.
ERC Environmental and Energy Services Co. Inc. of Fairfax and BNFL Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of British Nuclear Fuels PLC, were awarded a contract by Westinghouse Savannah River Co. of Aiken, S.C.
The contract, valued at $372,000, calls for designing and building equipment to demonstrate the applicability of BNFL's ion-exchange technology to the treatment of high-level nuclear waste.
Hughes Network Systems Inc. of Germantown was awarded a contract to provide a satellite network for voice, data and video services to Clavecilla Radio Systems Inc. of the Philippines, an affiliate of Ayala Corp. of the Philippines and ITT Corp.
The system will give residents in remote areas of the Philippines access to communications services, the company said in a statement.
Majic Software of Rockville released version 2.0 of its software package, Donation Manager: the Contribution Acknowledgement System.
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