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Mapmaker AND Selected to Power AvMap for Mobile Navigation

July 21, 2011 6:38 am | Comments

Digital Map provider AND Automotive Navigation Data teams up with AvMap, world leader in Satellite Navigation Systems. AvMap will bring turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone and iPad with Western European Navigation Maps. The application will be available via iTunes and is initially available for individual Western European countries.

Smartphone Shipments to Reach One Billion Annually By 2016

July 21, 2011 6:07 am | Comments

A new report published by analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per annum in 2016, up from 302 million in 2010. Smartphones – traditionally high-end handsets – will make-up the majority of shipments in five years’ time, as this type of device becomes available at lower price points.

Roman London is Revealed with Augmented Reality

July 21, 2011 5:58 am | Comments

Following on from the success of award-winning app Streetmuseum, the Museum of London has joined forces with AETN UK’s flagship channel HISTORY to develop a new app which gives users the opportunity to see Roman London as it was 2,000 years ago. Streetmuseum Londinium will direct users to locations across London where they can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and remains of Roman life.


Survey Finds More than One Third of Companies Surveyed are Implementing RFID Technology

July 21, 2011 5:34 am | Comments

CYBRA Corporation just released the findings of their latest customer survey of RFID trends. Survey results mirror the industry trend towards increasing adoption of RFID technology. An analysis of the results of an RFID survey of more than 100 companies conducted by CYBRA Corporation showed that 34% of organizations are using, piloting, or already in the process of implementing RFID technology.

8 Billion Invested in Cloud in First Half of 2011, But Only Pennies Generated in Services

July 21, 2011 4:56 am | Comments

Communication service providers committed almost US$8 billion to cloud-related pursuits in the first six months of 2011, but recent acquisitions won’t boost cloud revenues overnight and service differentiation remains poor, according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s Telecom Cloud Monitor, a new analytical tool evaluating CSPs’ cloud strategies.

Digi-Key’s TechXchange Announces Community Partnership with EBN

July 20, 2011 11:48 am | Comments

Digi-Key announced the addition of UBM Electronics' EBN as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community. EBN is the market-leading interactive community site for senior executives, managers, financial analysts, and other professionals involved in managing supply chain activities in the high-tech equipment sector.

RF Energy Harvesting Perpetually Powers Wireless Sensors

July 20, 2011 11:06 am | Comments

Harry Ostaffe, VP of Marketing and Business Development Powercast Corporation Wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments are rapidly increasing. ABI Research reported that in 2010, WSN chip shipments grew >300 percent and wireless-enabled building automation sensors grew 80 percent. The majority of these sensor nodes are battery-powered which deploy and install rapidly compared to wiring.


New Lightweight Backshell Provides Solutions

July 20, 2011 10:59 am | by Gino Nanninga, Vice President of Sales, Positronic Industries | Comments

For decades, D-subminiature connectors have been the interconnect of choice in many electronic systems. Over time, these connectors have evolved to meet changing requirements in a wide variety of applications. D-subminiature connectors are available in six package sizes. Each package size can be configured with standard and high-density contact spacing, as well as mixed contact densities.


Lotus Technical Services Completes Design Verification Project at CEITEC S.A. Brazil

July 20, 2011 7:57 am | Comments

Lotus Technical Services announced that they have successfully completed a design verification project at CEITEC S.A., Brazil over a four month period. The Lotus Technical Services team was invited to deliver the design verification project report to the Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Aloizio Mercadante Oliva and Dr.

STMicro Encourages Fast User-Interface Development for SPEAr Processor

July 20, 2011 7:43 am | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the availability of the Mentor Embedded Inflexion User Interface software product on the SPEAr (Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture) family of processors, which are based on ARM core technology. The integration of the Mentor Graphics Inflexion UI product on SPEAr processors will enable rapid implementation of rich and dynamic 2D and 3D UIs for product differentiation in target embedded control applications across market segments, from computer peripherals and communication, to industrial automation.

Interop Technologies Names Doug Thompson Jr. as Director of Product Management

July 20, 2011 6:29 am | Comments

Interop Technologies has named Doug Thompson Jr. to the position of Director of Product Management. With more than 18 years of experience in telecommunications, Thompson has an extensive background in product life cycle management, strategy assessment, and new product introductions. At Interop he will be responsible for driving the evolution of the company’s solutions as they continue to support next-generation technologies.

Talon Air Selects Optex Perimeter Warning System to Protect Aircraft

July 20, 2011 4:42 am | Comments

To prevent the potential for accidents and costly repairs to aircraft being moved in hangars, Talon Air ( ), a full-service private jet charter and aircraft management company based at Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale, New York, has installed a unique perimeter-warning system in two of its hangars.

Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar comes to Texas Institute in August

July 20, 2011 4:13 am | Comments

The Texas Institute is pleased to announce its Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar on Thursday, August 25th in Dallas, TX and on Tuesday, August 30th in Austin. Understanding the complex and dynamic electric industry requires specialized training led by industry experts. The Texas Institute provides comprehensive, expert-led training programs designed to help everyone from new hires to veterans learn about the industry and successfully apply the knowledge in their careers.

Freedom of Choice in Platforms

July 19, 2011 12:57 pm | Comments

This year has seen three test platforms continuing to develop their market message and attract new users from older platforms such as GPIB and VXI, the choices seem to continue to expand for users. From a professional and a business standpoint, we see the choices as good for both vendors and customers as it allows for a broader range of applications to be supported by a greater number of products and platforms that address every budget and requirement.

Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) Panel for Next Generation Air Traffic Control and Weather Surveillance Recognized

July 19, 2011 9:02 am | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM Tech) announced that the Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) Panel has been named as one of R&D Magazines’ 2011 R&D 100 Winners. The MPAR Panel has applications in next generation air traffic control and weather surveillance. It was co-developed by M/A-COM Tech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory under sponsorship from the Federal Aviation Administration.


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