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Ascom's Mobile Monitoring Gateway achieves MDD clearance

December 7, 2011 6:07 am | by Ascom Wireless Solutions announced that they have received Medical Device Directive clearance by the Swedish Medical Products Agency for their Mobile Monitoring Gateway (MMG). The MMG is a component in the GE Ascom Solution. | Comments

Jointly developed by GE Healthcare and Ascom, the GE Ascom Solution is a wireless hospital-wide messaging system designed to improve workflow and communication for healthcare providers. The Mobile Monitoring Gateway (MMG) provides an interface between GE Healthcare CARESCAPE™ Network and Ascom Unite Professional Messaging and Alarm Application.

Digi Makes Developing Wireless, Cloud-Connected Medical Devices Easy

December 7, 2011 5:57 am | Comments

Digi International released the iDigi Telehealth Application Kit - a development kit that allows customers to create cloud-connected medical devices. The kit includes the Freescale Semiconductor Home Health Hub (HHH) reference circuit board which enables wired and wireless connectivity to medical devices like blood pressure monitors, blood glucometers, pulse oximeters and scales.

Qualcomm Forms Qualcomm Life Subsidiary to Deliver Comprehensive Wireless Solutions for Medical Devices

December 7, 2011 5:50 am | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Life Inc., which will operate the business formerly known as Qualcomm Wireless Health, as well as the establishment of a $100 million Qualcomm Life Fund, an investment allocation established by Qualcomm Incorporated and to be managed by Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm’s investment group.


InduSoft Announces SCADA in the Cloud Webinar

December 7, 2011 5:00 am | Comments

InduSoft announces SCADA in the Cloud, a free webinar on December 14, 2011 that will demonstrate how to leverage Cloud computing for supervisory control and data acquisition projects. Cloud-based SCADA technology is becoming more widespread thanks to advancements in Cloud application technology. As part of its dedication to helping customers achieve optimal results, InduSoft has developed SCADA software that is fully capable of leveraging the portability and availability of Cloud technology.

Google and Verizon Battle Over Mobile Payments

December 7, 2011 3:57 am | Comments

It always gets ugly when there’s money involved. Just days before Google’s next flagship smartphone launch, Google and Verizon are locked in a public battle over mobile payments, with both companies vying for a foothold in the fledgling mobile e-commerce arena. The issue in question: Whether Google’s e-commerce app — dubbed Google Wallet — should appear on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the biggest Android smartphone launch of 2011.

Green Hills Software Selected for 4G Wireless Broadband Solutions

December 6, 2011 7:05 am | Comments

Green Hills Software has announced that its compilers, the Green Hills Probe and MULTI development tool chain, have been used by Altair Semiconductor in the development of its 4G LTE products. Altair is a leading LTE chip supplier with approximately 30 different customer products shipping globally, covering all variants of the LTE standard on a single chipset and software platform.

Iridium and GEOS Partner to Offer Emergency Response Service

December 6, 2011 5:57 am | Comments

Iridium Communications  announces the GEOS emergency response service is now available to Iridium Extreme satellite phone customers. At no additional cost to customers, Iridium has integrated the GEOS service into the SOS button on the Iridium Extreme. Launched in September 2011, the Iridium Extreme is the most advanced, rugged satellite phone in the market and is the first to offer an SOS button.

Winners of 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest in China

December 5, 2011 9:26 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor December 5, 2011 | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced Sky Worker Team 1 from Tsinghua University as champion of the 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest in China. The open competition, launched to showcase the company’s unique iNEMO evaluation and development tool offering 10-axis MEMS sensing managed by an STM32 32-bit microcontroller, began on July 25 and ran until November 29 to promote MEMS design innovation among university students in China.


Intelligent End-to-End Network Visibility

December 5, 2011 9:12 am | Comments

Empirix announced the availability of powerful new data correlation and analytics capabilities delivered through Empirix xCentrix that, for the first time in the industry, gives organizations a complete, unified view of network performance across all technologies. By correlating data from Empirix testing and monitoring solutions with third-party network monitoring systems and external sources, Empirix xCentrix provides a full analysis of how customers experience voice, video and data applications from end-to-end.

Samsung Selects Ethertronics' EtherSmart LTE 1.0 for the Galaxy S II LTE

December 5, 2011 8:44 am | Comments

Ethertronics announced that its EtherSmart LTE 1.0 Phone Adaptive Antenna Solution has been selected for Samsung’s Galaxy S II LTE SC-03D smartphone for NTT DOCOMO subscribers in Japan. EtherSmart LTE 1.0 underscores Ethertronics’ continued ability to provide innovative antenna system solutions for wireless devices, particularly in the 4G space.

Hospital Goes Green, Reduces Energy Costs with LEDtronics

December 2, 2011 11:31 am | Comments

Pressed on by its security department that was anxious to have better lighting in the hospital’s parking lot for the security cameras to operate more efficiently, the Facilities Maintenance Department of Kingman Regional Medical Center approached Howard Industrial Sales in nearby Chandler to initiate energy savings comparisons and a lighting upgrade proposal in order to increase the light output in its vast parking lot.

Good Return on Investment: LED Holiday Lights

December 2, 2011 10:27 am | by Philip Schmidt, Writer for Networx | Comments

If you're not yet familiar with LED lighting, it's time to illuminate yourself, lest you be considered an LUD (that's short for Luddite, a 19th-century English anti-industrialist, now synonymous with anyone who's way behind the times with technology). But don't worry; all you need to know about LEDs is that they're good lightbulbs.

Facebook to Open an Engineering Office in NYC in 2012

December 2, 2011 9:07 am | Comments

To keep up with its rapid growth, Facebook announced plans to establish an engineering presence in New York City and tap into the remarkable technical talent that the region has to offer. The Facebook NYC engineering office, the company's first outside the West Coast, will open in early 2012 and will begin accepting applications immediately.

Red-Hot Kindle Fire Blazes its Way to Second Place in Media Tablet Market

December 2, 2011 6:51 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Just two weeks after its introduction, Amazon’s Kindle Fire already is shaking up the market, with the device expected to surpass all other iPad rivals to take second place in the global media tablet business in the fourth quarter. Coming up from zero in the third quarter, Amazon will ship 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets during the last three months of 2011, according to a preliminary projection from the IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems Service from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).

Distributor Agreement Expands Support for High-Performance RF Systems Designers

December 1, 2011 12:12 pm | Comments

Analog Devices announced that it has entered into a worldwide sales distribution agreement with Richardson RFPD, Inc. As one of the leading distributors of RF and microwave components, Richardson RFPD will support the design-in of ADI’s high-performance RF ICs (integrated circuits) along with the company’s full range of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal-processing products.


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