Bolt Mobility brings a new group of escooters to Baltimore

After a brief time with three escooter brands around town, Baltimore once again has four micromobility options. Bolt Mobility launched last week in the city bringing a fleet of yellow escooters. Known as Chariots, they’ll be operating in neighborhoods throughout the city. Under the permit, the company can start with a local fleet of 150 scooters, and increase gradually up to 1,000. The company has grabbed headlines for the entrepreneurial moves made by its famed cofounder Usain Bolt. “Given my vast travel experience all around the world for The Olympic Games, I have seen traffic congestion increase year-over-year and I believe that affordable and clean transportation solutions are needed in all cities so people can arrive to their jobs, appointments and classes on time,” Bolt said in a statement. “Maryland is my home state and Baltimore is an especially exciting city for us to launch in as during my time studying at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, I became intimately familiar with what draws people to this great city, while also experiencing the transportation challenges that impact local traffic and mobility,” Haynes said in a statement. Now the company is enterin...

Stampede to Host ‘Product Pop’ Product Demos at Its InfoComm Booth

Stampede hopes to help resellers use their InfoComm free time effectively. The value added distributor is hosting a series of “Product Pop” product demonstrations at its InfoComm booth (Booth 1329) during the show. In these sessions, individual manufacturers will present 15-minute on-site demonstrations of one of their new and featured products. The demonstrations pop up daily during InfoComm at Booth 1329 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Participating manufacturers include Christie, Lumens, NanoLumens, Sharp, Sonos, Elmo, Kramer, and Planar. “Trade shows are incredibly busy events,” said Stampede president and CEO Kevin Kelly. “Oftentimes resellers end up waiting for their meetings to start, or they arrive early for a scheduled meeting. Stampede is now transforming this traditional downtime into an opportunity to receive a brief but effective 15-minute overview of an exciting new product that can add value to the product portfolio they offer their customers.” Kelly points out that the plan is to make Stampede Product Pops a standard of the Stampede in-booth experience at future trade shows. “Product Pops, together with the Gold Rush Digital Scavenger...