Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Credit card processing coming to PA Farmers’ Markets

As May approaches and the weather gets warmer, Philadelphia’s farmers’ markets are getting ready to open. Through a federal stimulus grant, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be able to offer 145 wireless payment card readers to allow farm stands to accept federal and state food access cards, as well as credit and debit cards. […]
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Technology Spotlight: Philadelphia Recycling Rewards

With the new Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program, recycling truly does pay- and not just for the city, but for residents as well. Beginning in 2010, the program will name Philadelphia as the largest U.S. city to offer such an incentive, and put it one step closer to its goal of becoming the Greenest City in America.
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Top 5 Ways to Give Back Without Ever Leaving Your Desk

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday- and all the hard work that goes into preparing for it- we’ve come up with 5 websites that can quickly and easily help you give back to the community without ever leaving your computer chair. [...]
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Technology Spotlight: SEPTA Launches New Website Design

Earlier this week SEPTA unveiled a new website design with a cleaner layout and a focus on new technology, implementing features such as a real-time train ticker, RSS feeds, and twitter updates. Among the new features is the option to plan your trip using Google Transit, where you can easily switch between using public transportation, […]
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Technology Spotlight: How TV Strike Zones Work

As the Phillies prepare to make another run at the World Series, TVs throughout the Delaware Valley will no doubt be tuning in to follow along. One thing viewers can expect to see shortly after a close pitch to the plate is an animated graphic depicting the strike zone and if the given pitch was […]
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Technology Spotlight: BigBelly Trash Compactors

In April of 2009 Mayor Michael Nutter announced an initiative called Greenworks Philadelphia, a plan to make Philadelphia America’s ‘greenest’ city by 2015. As part of this program, 500 new technologically-advanced trash compactors were installed throughout Center City that same month. Known as the “BigBelly”, these new trash compactors promise to help the city go […]
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Technology Spotlight: PECO’s Energy Saving LED Sign

The Philadelphia skyline recently underwent a facelift when the display on the Peco Building was updated with some new technology. The system, comprised of 118 LED (Light Emitting Diode) panels measuring 40-feet tall by 2-feet wide, premiered on the evening of July 4th, 2009. The upgrade is part of a $342 million energy initiative from […]
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Congratulations to the Phillies

Orbis would like to congratulate the Philadelphia Phillies on their World Series victory – let’s try it again next year!
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