The latest technology news in WRALTechWire’s Bulldog Bulletin roundup:

  • New Cree LED module stakes claim as brightest

DURHAM – Cree’s (NASDAQ:CREE) new 6000 lumen LMH2 LED is staking a claim as the industry’s brightest module.

The Durham LED lighting company says the module offers color quality greater than 90 CRI, or color rendering index, a measure of the ability to reproduce colors in comparison with natural light. These modules are intended to replace 100-watt ceramic metal halide (CMH) lamps in high-ceiling applications. Cree says they use 30 percent less power and last three times as long as CMH lamps.

“The need for high CRI and high lumen output LED luminaires has been growing rapidly over the last year,” Larry Rosenwinkel, Fixtures and Specifications Manager, Facilities Solutions Group (FSG) said in a statement. “We constantly have requests for these luminaires to be used in shopping malls, airports, convention centers and theaters.

“Before the introduction of the 6000 lumen Cree® LMH2 LED module, there were no feasible LED solutions to light these spaces, but now we can specify LED light sources for these spaces.”

  • Red Hat offers JBoss Data Grid 6.2

RALEIGH – Open source software company Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) is now offering the latest version of its in-memory data grid solution Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.2.

The Raleigh company says the offering helps enterprises accelerate the performance of applications tied to large data sets, allowing them to better adapt to the changing nature of business. Red Hat said that JBoss Data Grid 6.2 is available for download now.

  • IQMax deploys cloud offering for physicians

CHARLOTTE – Health care communications technology company IQMax has deployed its new cloud-based service to help physicians communicate and collaborate across the United States.

The offering, called Specialist On Call, is designed for caregivers to securely communicate and collaborate in real-time to coordinate across the care team and manage all forms of communication – secure messaging, clinical secure messaging, alerts, tasks, notifications, voice and video. The technology works on virtually any mobile device, tablet, or desktop.

The privately-held Charlotte company says Specialist On Call reduces the cost of on-call coverage, provides hard to find specialty coverage, improves patient care and hospital financial dynamics and enhances the workplace satisfaction of physicians and hospital staff by reducing call burden and providing specialty backup.

  • Business intelligence firm Yodil hires new executive

CHARLOTTE – Yodil, a company that offers software and technology for the insurance industry, has hired Jon Kaplan to be the company’s vice president, product development.

Charlotte-based Yodil provides business intelligence, data warehousing, reporting and analytics to insurance companies. Kaplan brings to Yodil more than 20 years of experience leading large-scale, enterprise-wide software development projects at insurance carriers.

Before Yodil, Jon was vice president of development for Delphi Technologies in Boston.