Local Tech Wire

• Japanese bank picks SAS for business intelligence

CARY, N.C. – SAS teamed up with Teradata to win a contract with Japan’s Oita Bank to update the financial firm’s business intelligence capabilities.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

For the SAS announcement,

• Mortgage rates remain low, LendingTree monitor shows

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mortage rates remain at record lows, according to the latest data from LendingTree’s Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse.

“On July 20, lenders on the LendingTree network offered mortgage rates as low as 4.25 percent (4.39% APR) for a 30-year fixed mortgage, 3.75 percent (3.99% APR) for a 15-year fixed mortgage and 3.125 percent (3.50% APR) for a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). Rates for 30 and 15-year fixed loans remained flat, while 5/1 ARM rates fell an eighth of a point,” LendingTree reported.

For details,

• SunTech Medical takes electronic data mobile

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – SunTech Medical, a global leader in blood pressure and other medial technology, now enables physicians to access electronic medical records through Bluetooth wireless technology.

“The SunTech 247 with Bluetooth is the first major step in meeting the need for portable vital signs data. As a next step, we look forward to partnering with multiple EMR software providers to develop additional connectivity solutions to integrate our device with their EMR solutions,” a company executive says.

For details,

Get the latest news alerts: at Twitter.