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Bermuda Police Force Rely on Advantech Wireless and Smartrove Deployed Microwave Network

February 13, 2012 3:56 am | Comments

Advantech Wireless and Smartrove have successfully deployed a large microwave network in the island of Bermuda. This alliance allows Bermuda police department to reach the farthest corners of the island wirelessly and improve law and order by having a 24x7 video surveillance system operate over carrier grade equipment from Advantech Wireless and Smartrove.

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Research Project Aims to Increase Solar Power Use and Deliver "Energy for a Green Society"

February 10, 2012 5:37 am | Comments

The partners in a publicly-funded European research project today announced details of the multinational/multidisciplinary program, ‘Energy for a Green Society’ (ERG). This three-year ENIAC JU project aims to achieve substantial advances in the solar-energy supply chain, from sustainable harvesting to smart distribution.

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Apple Patent Shows 3-D Interface Calibrated by Eye Positioning

February 10, 2012 5:18 am | Comments

Depending on the lighting of your environment, a 3-D display could render differently. Image: Free Patents Online In a recent patent application, Apple shows how an immersive, adjustable 3-D user interface could be implemented in future mobile devices. The patent, titled “Three Dimensional User Interface Effects on a Display by Using Properties of Motion,” illustrates how eye-tracking and other sensor data could be used to display a 3-D user interface that automatically calibrates itself to a user’s positioning and ambient environment.

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Altium and FTDI Chip Collaborate on New Board-Level Components

February 9, 2012 11:04 am | Comments

Full range of USB Interface IC solutions from FTDI Chip now available through AltiumLive. Altium has announced the full range of board-level IC component solutions from Future Technology Devices International (FTDI Chip) is available for its electronics design software, Altium Designer, through the AltiumLive portal.

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VoLTE Application Puts HD Voice to the Ultimate Test

February 9, 2012 9:41 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Ixia announced that it will demonstrate a new industry-leading VoLTE test solution at Mobile World Congress 2012 from February 27 – March 1, in Barcelona. The live demonstration will take place in Ixia’s booth 1E47, Hall 1. Voice and SMS services are the primary revenue sources for mobile operators, contributing close to 80% of the overall revenue.

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Adobe Splashes Out With Creative Cloud

February 9, 2012 6:54 am | Comments

Adobe is making a big splash into the cloud with its Creative Cloud service, launching an enhanced online version of its sought-after Adobe Creative Suite for $50 a month on a one-year contract. The company announced on Tuesday that Adobe Creative Cloud, “a creative hub where you can explore, create, publish, and share your work using Adobe Creative Suite desktop applications, Adobe Touch Apps, and services together,” would be available in the first half of the year.

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8 Amazing Green Buildings That Break Even on Energy Consumption

February 9, 2012 6:28 am | Comments

Worldwide revenues from zero-energy buildings are predicted to increase to just under $1.3 trillion by 2035, according to a recent report published by Pike Research. The report also noted that the market for such buildings, including both commercial and residential real estate, currently sits at $225 million.

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Connected Cars: How to Accelerate Mainstream Adoption

February 9, 2012 6:04 am | by Steve Tengler | Comments

Every so often, the media tells us about an automotive manufacturer on the cusp of delivering wireless, cooperative systems. The reader immediately thinks of Knight Rider , and wanders through a fantasy of connected car heaven. However, this type of news is often miles from accurate; connected car offerings in the near-to-distant future are a different reality.

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Iridium Pilot Raises the Bar for Affordable Broadband Matitime Communications

February 9, 2012 5:51 am | Comments

Iridium Communications announces the launch of its second-generation maritime broadband platform, Iridium Pilot. Iridium Pilot will utilize the Iridium OpenPort service -- the world’s first when it comes to fully global maritime broadband. Iridium Pilot is engineered for enhanced durability to withstand the harshest maritime conditions, all the while packaged in a small, lightweight antenna.

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Mindspeed Technologies Completes Acquisition of Picochip

February 8, 2012 11:03 am | Comments

Acquisition creates clear leader in small cell wireless technology for next generation mobile broadband communications, combined company to showcase expanded product line at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held, U.

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Agilent Technologies Announces Bluetest Support of Agilent PXT for LTE Over-the-Air Testing

February 8, 2012 10:43 am | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that Bluetest AB now supports Agilent's PXT wireless communications test set. The Bluetest RTS (Reverberation Test System) uses the Agilent PXT test set to evaluate LTE devices over the air. OTA testing of LTE user equipment is essential to evaluate and prove performance prior to commercial deployment.

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Giga-tronics Achieves Continuing AS9100 Certification, Upgraded for 2012

February 8, 2012 9:52 am | Comments

Giga-tronics  announced that Giga-tronics has successfully renewed its AS9100 certification, an upgrade of our ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Giga-tronics is now certified as fully capable to be a provider of products and services (including deliverable hardware) that meet the most stringent aerospace and defense industry quality system requirements.

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NextM2M and Datatrade to Deliver Advanced M2M Solutions Worldwide

February 8, 2012 7:21 am | Comments

Datatrade has chosen NextM2M as supplier of M2M connectivity for its new services. NextM2M is supplying its newly upgraded management platform to leading Telecom carriers. Datatrade is a new subsidiary of Calltrade Carrier Services AG based in Zürich, Switzerland. The new startup mainly focuses on providing connectivity services within the M2M business.

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Rogers to Show a Wide Range of Solutions for Power Conversion and Distribution at APEC 2012

February 8, 2012 5:09 am | Comments

Rogers Corporation will showcase some of its more popular products for power electronics applications at the upcoming APEC 2012 conference and exhibition. APEC 2012, the Applied Power Electronics Conference (www.apec-conf.org), is the leading event for practical and applied power electronics engineering.

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Energy harvesting for wireless sensors: 1.6 Million units in 2011. Where next?

February 7, 2012 9:41 am | Comments

In 2011 the market for energy harvesters reached US$700 million, with the majority of the value going into consumer electronic applications, where energy harvesters have been used for some time. Approximately 1.6 million energy harvesters were used in wireless sensors, resulting in $13.75 million being spent on this market segment.

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