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Ipro Announces the Return of The Sedona Conference Tracks for 2018 Innovations Event

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Tempe, Ariz.- Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today that The Sedona Conference will once again be offering several new learning sessions at its signature Ipro Innovations 2018 Conference, scheduled for April 30 through May 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Sedona Conference sessions will be consistent with its mission to drive the reasoned and just advancement of law and policy by stimulating ongoing dialogue amongst leaders of the bench and bar to achieve consensus on tipping point issues. Jerami Kemnitz, Chair of the eDiscovery Strategy & Advocacy group at Fredrikson and Byron will be leading the panel sessions. “The eDiscovery landscape is constantly changing. We are looking forward to sparking dialogue on recent case law and rule changes, updates on international data privacy regulations and practical guidance for handling investigations.”

The Sedona Conference sessions, for which Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) accreditation will be applied, are among over 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery best practices and getting maximum use of Ipro technology. Ipro Innovations 2018 is free to attend and held at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, which also offers visitors two golf courses, a spa, several live entertainment venues and a casino.

About IPRO TECH, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, and now includes trial preparation and presentation tools. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform helps users organize, review, process and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity, assisting customers to be more efficient and cost-effective than ever before. To learn more or to schedule a demonstration of the ADD software, visit iprotech.com.

Ipro Announces Platinum ADD Partnership with doeLEGAL

TEMPE, Arizona – Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today its Platinum ADD Partnership with doeLEGAL, a Delaware-based company that was established 46 years ago and has been serving the litigation and eDiscovery community for 19 years. Ipro and doeLEGAL have enjoyed 12 years of business together, and both companies see this partnership as a positive next step.

President and CEO Tom Russo explained, “Our goal for this new partnership is to develop a strong working relationship with Ipro to ensure we build the best tools for our clients’ needs. By working collaboratively with Ipro, we can stay ahead of the rapid changes that affect our industry. We see our eDiscovery technology providers as trusted partners who help us stay on the cutting edge of advanced legal technology.”

When asked about their decision to use Ipro products, Russo stated, “Offering the industry’s best tools to our global client base is part of our continuing commitment to provide superior value at every stage of the EDRM lifecycle. Ipro is a recognized leader in providing users with the powerful tools they need to accurately and effectively manage their eDiscovery. Our business models of putting clients’ success first make our companies a great fit.”

The Ipro Partner Program is designed to help companies offer the products and solutions that customers want, gain differentiation in provided services, build credibility in the industry, and grow the business. Kim Taylor, CEO/President of Ipro Tech, claimed, “doeLEGAL is a trusted partner who we have enjoyed working with over the years. They are committed to offering the very best to their clients, and we look forward to many more years of our combined service in the eDiscovery industry.”

In addition to being a Platinum ADD Partner, doeLEGAL leverages a full team of certified Ipro software experts to assist their customers in the eDiscovery process. Among their employees are three ADD Sales Experts, one eCapture Administrator, two ADD Administrators, one ADD Trainer, two Eclipse Administrators, and an Eclipse Sales Expert.

For more information about becoming an Ipro Partner, email partnership@iprotech.com or visit the Partner Program page. To learn more about ADD certifications, visit the Training page.

 

ABOUT IPRO TECH, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipro’s worldwide network of corporations, law firms, government agencies, and legal service providers rely on Ipro’s Enterprise platform to organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity levels more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. For more information on Ipro, visit www.iprotech.com.

 

ABOUT doeLEGAL

Based in Delaware, doeLEGAL provides leading-edge collaborative legal innovations to legal departments and law firms for both eDiscovery & Enterprise Legal Management. Dedicated to earning clients’ business every day, they focus on client satisfaction, efficiency, and cost control.  Their corporate culture is shaped by a 5-Tenet Service Model including the predictable cost of ownership of distinctly superior technology & software. doeLEGAL’s eDiscovery and Data Hosting services handle litigations of any size and complexity while ensuring full security, control, and data management. For more information on doeLEGAL, visit www.doelegal.com.

Ipro Announces Expanding Partnership with ProFile Discovery

TEMPE, Arizona – Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today the expansion of its ADD Partnership with ProFile Discovery, an Ohio-based company that has been committed to solving client challenges for over 15 years. The combined commitment of these two companies to helping their customers has naturally led to a strong business relationship that started in 2006.

Originally known as Profile Imaging, this company began as a document scanning and copy shop. When Andrew Keck, CTO, joined the team, he chose to launch the eDiscovery services for the company by purchasing and using Ipro’s eCapture software. Electronic Discovery became the dominating service for this business, resulting in the ProFile Discovery we know today.

Since that initial purchase of one eCapture license, ProFile grew from three workers to five, then ten, and so on, which eliminated the need to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars upfront. Now, they also enjoy the benefits of the Ipro’s Eclipse and ADD platform. Linda Wong, Director of ESI at ProFile Discovery, explained, “Ipro ADD has greatly reduced the time spent discovering, processing, and loading [data] into Eclipse, allowing for a quicker turn around while increasing productivity.”

However, the growth is far from over for ProFile Discovery. Andrew Keck expressed his excitement about ADD and using the Early Case Assessment feature to put together Intel reports on data. The company has goals to use their Ipro Partnership to grow business and continue to move data to the security of the Cloud.

The Ipro Partner Program is designed to help companies offer the products and solutions desired by customers, gain differentiation in provided services, build credibility in the industry, and grow the business. Kim Taylor, CEO/President of Ipro Tech, stated, “We have enjoyed working with ProFile throughout the years, but our momentum as a team hasn’t stopped. Together, we will continue to bring solutions the eDiscovery industry has never seen before.”

For more information about becoming an Ipro Partner, email partnership@iprotech.com or visit their Partner Program page

ABOUT IPRO TECH, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipro’s worldwide network of corporations, law firms, government agencies, and legal service providers rely on Ipro’s Enterprise platform to organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity levels more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. For more information on Ipro, visit www.iprotech.com

ABOUT PROFILE DISCOVERY

Founded in 2001 and based in Columbus, Ohio, ProFile Discovery leverages a team of seasoned professionals to provide effective solutions throughout the life cycle of digital evidence. ProFile offers a variety of services, including data hosting, forensic services and project management. This company understands the entire EDRM model, and its employees work hard to assist and advise customers throughout the process. For more information on ProFile Discovery, visit www.profilediscovery.com

Ipro Announces Platinum ADD Partnership with Avalon

TEMPE, Arizona – Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today its Platinum ADD Partnership with Avalon, a New York-based company that has been committed to solving client challenges since May 2000. The combined commitment of these two companies to helping their customers has naturally led to a partnership.

Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Seth Wiersma explained, “More and more of our clients are looking for other hosting and review options that provide alternative workflows and different pricing options that best suit the needs of their particular case. Ipro’s continued development in their product and a like-minded approach to creative and flexible solutions for their customers very much appealed to us.”

When asked about their decision to use Ipro’s ADD platform, Wiersma stated, “Our primary goal was to position Avalon with options to bring to our customers. No single platform can suit the needs of every matter, and no single platform will appeal to every user. The addition of Ipro enables us to appeal to a wider customer audience with a broader solution set.”

The Ipro Partner Program is designed to help companies offer the products and solutions that customers want, gain differentiation in provided services, build credibility in the industry, and grow the business. Kim Taylor, CEO/President of Ipro Tech, claimed, “Avalon is an exceptional company, and we have enjoyed working with them. We look forward to the future as our teams work together to change the legal tech industry.”

In addition to being a Platinum ADD Partner, Avalon has successfully achieved the highest level of ADD certifications to be able to administer and train on the full ADD solution. Among their employees are three ADD Sales Experts, two ADD Administrators, and an ADD Trainer.

For more information about becoming an Ipro Partner, email partnership@iprotech.com or visit their Partner Program page. To learn more about ADD certifications, visit the Training page.

 

ABOUT IPRO TECH, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipro’s worldwide network of corporations, law firms, government agencies, and legal service providers rely on Ipro’s Enterprise platform to organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity levels more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. For more information on Ipro, visit www.iprotech.com.

 

ABOUT AVALON

Founded in 2000 and based in Syracuse, New York, Avalon is a national leader in document services and has experienced steady growth since its creation. Avalon provides eDiscovery, digital forensics, cyber security, managed eDiscovery, and traditional litigation support services to law firms and corporations across the United States. At its core, Avalon is a problem solver. They work hard to find solutions to clients’ challenges and strive to prove that no one can out-service their team. For more information on Avalon, visit www.teamavalon.com.

Ipro’s Innovations 2017 Recap

Ipro Innovations drew record attendance for world-class education, training and fun.

Tempe, Ariz. – May 5, 2017 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, held its annual Ipro Innovations conference from April 24, 2017 –April 26, 2017 for eDiscovery professionals. The 2.5-day event, held at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, brought together over 500 litigation experts and attorneys from the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The educational event facilitated top-tier knowledge sharing and in-depth training for Ipro’s network of law firms, corporations, government agencies and legal services providers. Sessions were designed to help attendees gain maximum value for their software investment, streamline their workflow, and grow their businesses. Ipro Innovations offered numerous opportunities to network with industry peers, forge business alliances, and gain advanced knowledge from eDiscovery thought leaders.

This year’s conference hosted over 70 breakout sessions providing attendees with an opportunity to engage in hands-on product sessions, learn about industry news and absorb best practices from industry experts. There were a wide range of tracks to choose from as well, some focused on Ipro products, others on law policy and trends, and some on lean thinking and building a better business.

The general sessions offered a sneak peek of new Ipro product innovations as well as keynote addresses delivered from star-quality speakers. Notable sessions included Ari Kaplan’s presentation, “The Opportunity Maker” which was filled with humorous stories about business problems and how to find and create opportunity within them. Erik Qualman’s keynote on being a digital thought leader was inspiring and relatable. He shared his tips for owning mistakes and fixing them – “Fail forward, fail fast and fail better.” As always, the Sedona Conference Track and speakers were a hit, with presentations from David Shonka, Maura Grossman, Ken Withers, Kevin Brady, Emily Fedeles and Jerami Kemnitz.

Innovations wouldn’t be a true Ipro event without fun activities! Top Golf, the annual Salsa Challenge, and the Ipro Knowledge Bowl were all part of the agenda.  Erin Perczak from Litigation Solution Inc. (LSI) took home the grand prize of $1250 after winning this year’s Knowledge Bowl! We also added “Minute to Win it” challenges throughout the event where attendees played 60-second games for a variety of prizes!

Be sure to stay close to iproinnovations.com for information about all the great events we have planned for Ipro Innovations 2018!

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity — more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email us at sales@iprotech.com.

Ipro Announces Investment from ParkerGale Capital

Tempe, AZ, April 25, 2017 — Ipro Tech, a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, announced today that it has received a substantial investment from technology private equity firm ParkerGale Capital.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform (ADD) helps customers organize, process, review and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity. The revolutionary platform enables corporations, law firms, and litigation service providers to manage eDiscovery more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.

“Ipro fits our description of an ideal situation perfectly,” commented Ryan Milligan, Partner at ParkerGale.  “Our extensive market research shows that multiple customer segments are hungry for an alternate solution.  Ipro’s product offering is in a prime position to expand across those segments.  All credit goes to Kim Taylor, CEO and the outstanding team he has assembled.  We look forward to working together.”

“I’m excited to enter this next phase of growth and innovation at Ipro,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor.  “We’ve succeeded as a bootstrapped operation up until now and are thrilled about the prospect of new ownership with the resources and expertise ParkerGale brings to our Board.  Their acquisition is an affirmation that the {I-proclamation} journey we embarked on four years ago was the right course to navigate in delivering what our customers need.”

Taylor continued, “Being part of the 28-year run of Jim King and Greg Horne has been an honor and a privilege.  Their contributions are felt wholeheartedly throughout our organization and they will truly be missed.  A new chapter has begun and we are jumping in with both feet.”

Ipro is also pleased to announce that Mike Suchsland, former President, Legal Business at Thomson Reuters has agreed to join the Board.  “Kim and Ryan asked me if I’d be interested in getting involved with Ipro.  I was completely blown away by Kim and his team, a group of dedicated professionals with incredible experience and passion for the eDiscovery business.”

Growth plans for Ipro include increased investment across all departments, including new functionality for its ADD platform and additional products that serve the legal industry as well as targeted acquisitions.

Ipro and ParkerGale would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Brock Matthias and his colleagues at VRA Partners as well as counsel both from Osborn Maledon, P.A. and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

About ParkerGale

ParkerGale Capital is a small private equity fund based in Chicago that buys profitable, founder-owned software and technology-enabled services companies where the firm’s operating resources can have a meaningful impact. ParkerGale also hosts the private equity industry’s only podcast, the PE FunCast on iTunes and Google Play. For more information, please visit www.parkergale.com

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity — more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com.

Registration Closing Soon for 2017 Ipro Innovations Conference

TEMPE, Ariz., April 7, 2017 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today that time is running out to register for its signature Ipro Innovations 2017. The widely anticipated and popular event is free to attend and is slated for April 24 through April 26 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“Innovations has drastically improved year-over-year and 2017 is going to be an incredible experience,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor. “We’re very proud that so many top-tier legal professionals are attending again this year and we’re doing everything we can to accommodate people who have yet to register.”

Ipro Innovations is a 2.5-day event that features a wide variety of free, hands-on workshops for eDiscovery best practices, business process improvement as well as sessions designed to maximize the benefits of using Ipro technology. Additionally, it offers numerous opportunities to connect with industry peers, forge business alliances, and gain advanced knowledge from eDiscovery thought leaders.

Each session has been carefully designed for maximum engagement, enabling attendees return from the event with tips and techniques for handling even the toughest eDiscovery challenges — from increasing efficiency to lowering eDiscovery costs.

Innovations will host keynote speakers Erik Qualman and Ari Kaplan. Qualman has been called a “digital Dale Carnegie” and the “Tony Robbins of Tech.” His Socialnomics work has garnered acclaim from leading academic, government and media organizations. Kaplan, an author, attorney and legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and a finalist for ILTA’s Thought Leader of the Year award.

The event will also include numerous opportunities for fun and relaxation, such as cocktail receptions. Ipro’s popular Salsa Challenge and the Top Golf kick-off party. Talking Stick Resort is one of the Valley’s premier destinations with two golf courses, a spa, several live entertainment venues and a casino. April weather in Scottsdale is the finest in the country, typically with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

Registration and full conference details are available on the event website at www.iproinnovations.com.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity — more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or go online to find a Partner today.

 

IPRO AND ADVANCED DISCOVERY ANNOUNCE TECHNOLOGY SHIFT WITH AUTOMATED DIGITAL DISCOVERY

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Leading eDiscovery companies committed to efficient multi-matter management across multiple industry-standard review platforms.

TEMPE, AZ and AUSTIN, TX — (March 14, 2017) — Ipro Tech, LLC, a leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, and Advanced Discovery, a leading global eDiscovery and litigation support provider, today announced that Ipro’s flagship and patent-pending product, Automated Digital Discovery (ADD), has been integrated with Advanced Discovery’s patent-pending software and workflows.

Advanced Discovery’s shift to ADD technology reinforces its commitment to meeting the demands of corporate legal departments and law firms that require the ability to manage, supervise and track multi-matter discovery as efficiently as possible.

“We wanted a technology partner, like Ipro, to provide unlimited scalability and improved efficiencies by automating and eliminating a number of standard processing steps,” said Jim Burke, CEO Advanced Discovery. “We tested multiple alternative competitive technologies; Ipro’s ADD platform was more efficient, with higher quality results. That means clients can see more relevant data, faster.”

ADD streamlines numerous complex processes through real-time uploading of large data streams while tracking the data throughout the eDiscovery process. This satisfies the ever-increasing regulatory demands and chain of custody requirements and expands interconnectivity with multiple industry-standard review platforms. As part of the ADD integration, Advanced Discovery further optimized its matter management with custom development to the ADD framework.

“At Ipro, we’re proud of this collaboration to integrate ADD across Advanced Discovery’s secure data centers,” states Kim Taylor, Ipro President and CEO. “We expect this integration to result in enhanced functionality for a multi-matter management platform that already delivers gold-standard scalability and automation. Both companies are committed to keep up with data growth, reduce turnaround times and maintain high standards for data security and quality control.”

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 About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity – more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit Iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@Iprotech.com.

 About Advanced Discovery

Advanced Discovery is an award-winning and leading global eDiscovery and litigation support provider, partnering with law firms and corporations since 2002 to find what matters, when it matters. Advanced Discovery and its global family of companies, Millnet and Legal Placements Inc., offer expert advisory consulting, data preservation and forensic collection, early case assessment, hosting and processing, managed document review, legal placement solutions and more, supported by patent-pending applications and numerous state-of-the-art and secure facilities around the world. The company employs leading professionals in the industry, applies defensible workflows and provides proprietary and industry-proven technology across all phases of the eDiscovery life cycle. This devotion to excellence has earned Advanced Discovery inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the United States and recognition as the highest-level Best in Service Relativity solutions partner for five consecutive years.

Advanced Discovery Announced Integration with Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery

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By Zach Warren, Legaltech News

The support provider will integrate ADD into its data centers, leveraging the solution as part of its own management solution platform.

In a match of well-known legal technology companies, e-discovery and litigation support provider Advanced Discovery announced March 14 that it has integrated Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) product into its own software and workflows. The integration represents a partnership between the two companies, alongside the culmination of Advanced Discovery’s search for an e-discovery software partner.

Moving forward, Advanced Discovery’s matter management workflows will feature custom development in order to integrate ADD into its secure data centers, leveraging the tool as part of its own multi-matter management solution platform. The goal, Advanced Discovery CEO Jim Burke told Legaltech News, is “a scalable and secure multi-matter solution to address the demands and expectations of corporations and large law firms.”

“Customers will see their data faster, have more efficient ECA and will have more choices when it comes to industry-standard review platforms,” he added.

Ipro’s preexisting customers will not see a change through the partnership, though Ipro CEO Kim Taylor did tell Legaltech News that the company plans to leverage Advanced Discovery’s knowledge and feedback to improve further upon its own ADD platform.

“It also gives Ipro’s law firm and corporate clients another strong partner to go to where they can get a great ADD experience,” Taylor added. “Advanced Discovery has been a pleasure to work with, and we’re looking forward to a great partnership over the years.”

Burke said Advanced Discovery began looking for an e-discovery technology partner about a year ago, taking with it a specific set of criteria: “speed, reliability, accuracy, security, scalability—and flexibility for custom development.” Advanced Discovery was also looking for a particular culture fit, with the right knowledge and people in place to make a partnership worthwhile and supplement the company’s own custom software solutions.

Having worked with Ipro over the years given an overlap in clients and the “small world” nature of the industry, Burke noted, “They were an obvious solution to consider, given their reputation.”

“It’s more efficient and cost effective to partner with software development specialist with their kind of experience,” he added.

Ipro Survey Results: Is 2017 the year of automated eDiscovery?

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TEMPE, Ariz., March 6, 2017— Planned investments this year in automated eDiscovery jumped nearly 10 points compared with last year, according to a recent survey conducted by Ipro Tech, LLC. The data comes from attendees at Legaltech New York 2017 responding to a poll by Ipro Tech, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions.

Of attendees polled, 43 percent indicated they planned a 2017 investment in eDiscovery, compared with 35 percent who had expected to make the outlay last year. The spike in planned investments coincides with the release early last year of Ipro’s flagship Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) platform.

“I’m not at all surprised by these results, because they mirror the banner year Ipro had in 2016 for sales and innovation,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor. “We’re already seeing a continuation of this demand in 2017, and we expect to set new records in the upcoming year.”

Findings from the Ipro Tech survey also confirm that cloud-based eDiscovery solutions continue to grow in popularity. While more than half of respondents indicated using a self-service cloud solution less than 25 percent of the time, nearly a third said they used this type of technology 50 percent of the time or more.

For those using the cloud, unlimited scalability and ease of use were the main reasons given, closely followed by low startup and long-term costs. This kind of success by users early on, followed by potentially explosive growth, mirrors the trajectory of ADD after its release last year.

Ipro Tech conducts the survey each year at the Legaltech eDiscovery trade show in New York City. Participants come from diverse geographic and professional backgrounds, and are randomly selected to participate. Questions this year touched upon investing in eDiscovery automation, using self-service cloud solutions, and why respondents considered the cloud.

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About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity — more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com.