Addressing Vaping in Schools: Horror Stories from the Vaping Crisis


Vaping-related lung injury cases in the U.S. just surged to over 1,000 and the stories coming out of emergency rooms are horrifying.

The lungs of injured e-cigarette smokers, most of the teens and young people, resemble the lungs of chemical warfare victims, and doctors are FINALLY speaking out about the crisis.

Just recently, the CDC released some pretty compelling data on the topic of vaping.

  • There have been 1,080 cases of vaping-related lung injuries since March of 2019 – up 74 percent from 2018.
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Addressing Vaping in Schools: How To Address This Odorless Epidemic


The results of a May 2019 Wall Street Journal survey are astonishing.

  • The survey found almost one-third of teens say they currently vape.
  • More than half of teens who vape say they do it because they like the flavors that e-cigarette liquids come in, and say vaping is fun.
  • More than two-thirds said they think vaping can be part of a “healthy life.”

Just like you we’ve been duped at one point in our lives, our students are being deceived, too.… Continue Reading

New Employee Spotlight: Anthony Sather


As 2020 kicks off Parallel Technologies is happy to welcome Anthony Sather to our growing sales team! Anthony joins us as a Sales Coordinator, a new role to our organization, that we feel he fits perfectly.

Q: How did you end up at Parallel?

A: I ended up at Parallel because I left my previous job at a big corporation and was looking for a role with a smaller company. I applied to some different companies, but ultimately found a home here at Parallel and I could not be happier.… Continue Reading

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Open House 2019


This year’s open house was another great celebration! Showcasing Parallel’s new Innovation Lab, the event was an opportunity for customers, partners and employees to connect, share and learn about some of today’s hottest topics.

 

 

 

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New Employee Spotlight: Josh Johnson


Parallel Technologies welcomes it’s newest employee… Josh Johnson! Josh joined the Engineering and Estimation Office this Fall. We got a chance to sit down and do a quick Q & A to get to know him better:

Q: What is your background and areas of expertise?

A: My background is in Physical Security integration and A/V product integration. Before that I worked in a consultative role helping audiologists with hearing aid fittings. My focus over the years has been matching technology solutions with client needs.… Continue Reading

Parallel Holds 14th Annual Chili Cookoff


The results are in!

Parallel Technologies held their 14th Annual Chili Cook-off and the competition really heated up this year. Eight teams researched, planned, cooked and executed the best chili that they could.

Each batch was judged based on the E.A.T. method: Execution, Appearance and Taste. In the end “The Nine Irons” took the title with “Above the Line Chili” which was also above all the other competition. The meat-heavy concoction won the judges over, which included chunks of a 12 hour smoked brisket.… Continue Reading

How Did Minneapolis College Improve Campus Security?


Parallel’s expert on physical security Mark Bonde, in tandem with Mark DeRee and Tiffni Deeb from Minneapolis College (formerly Minneapolis Community and Technical College), presented a case study at recent Minnesota State IT Conference. The team shared details on how Minneapolis College dramatically improved campus security for its students and streamlined public safety operations by moving to a fully-unified IP-based system that incorporated video surveillance and access control technology. If you are interested in learning more about the project or how the technology can be implemented in your facility, contact Mark Bonde – [email protected]Continue Reading