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Designing a More Patient-Proof Battery Holder

September 21, 2012 10:58 am | by Tom Blaha, President, Memory Protection Devices | Comments

As more and more battery-powered medical devices get utilized in the home or get worn by the patient, it is becoming increasingly critical to make this equipment less susceptible to patient-error. An innovative battery holder technology makes battery replacement virtually fool-proof, providing added protection against incorrect battery replacement, which can jeopardize product safety and performance.

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How Non-Line-of-Sight Backhaul Really Works

September 12, 2012 7:19 am | by Frank Rayal, Vice President of Product Management at BliNQ Networks | Comments

Ever wondered how non-line-of-sight (NLOS) backhaul really works? And how NLOS backhaul is different from Line-of-Sight (LOS) backhaul? I will explain the difference here and highlight some key issues that make a very big difference in the performance of NLOS systems. A fundamental practice in designing wireless systems is to understand the characteristics of the propagation channel and to design a system that takes advantage of such characteristics while mitigating for different impairments.

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The New Smart Home is the Really Smart Home

September 10, 2012 7:14 am | by Cees Links, CEO of GreenPeak | Comments

The new Smart Home is much more than just the connected home – it is about a truly smart home that combines the best of the connected home, the new Internet of Things, as well as the Internet of Tiny Things, with the marketing and business platform provided by the world’s leading entertainment and service providers.

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Taking a Second Look at the Top 12 Trends

September 7, 2012 6:54 am | by Diane Royer, Senior Marketing Manager, Avaya | Comments

Is the year already half over?  Where did the time go? Some of you may have seen my blog back in February about the "12 Communication Trends for 2012."  Six months later, the cool thing is that this continues to be a very hot and relevant set of topics for just about anyone who wants to quickly get a perspective on the top communication trends and how to plan for them.

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Wireless Pedestrian Detection Technology

September 7, 2012 5:22 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

We’ve all been there – distracted while driving. Unfortunately for some, it can result in a horrible accident. Hitting another car, a tree, or even a pedestrian. General Motors is making moves to prevent these accidents, and I must admit – the technology is pretty cool (and you’ve probably heard of it).

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Winning the In-building Wireless Network Gold

September 4, 2012 8:42 am | Comments

By Mark Keenan, Director of Real Wireless Ltd It is hard to believe that the 2012 Olympics are over, but so is our successful quest for the epic event’s “in-building wireless” Gold Medal at Wembley Stadium. Like the athletes that graced Wembley and the other Olympic venues, we found that research, planning, practice and the use of the latest technology would be the keys to our Olympic success.

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The Mean, Sheen Cleaning Machines

August 30, 2012 12:23 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

I’m a strong believer in cleaning up after yourself, but sometimes a crazy schedule crowds not only your calendar, but also your home. As a girl, each morning is a stressful, messy event. Shower – drop the towel on the floor; brush hair – leave the brush on the bathroom vanity; get dressed (five times) – leave the “no’s” on the bed, or the floor, or wherever they land.

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Should You Use Current or Voltage in Analog Transducer Readings?

August 24, 2012 7:39 am | Comments

Transducers for Equipment Monitoring and More When choosing an analog measurement transducer for a variety of instrumentation monitoring applications including machine monitoring, quality assurance, and more, you will be given a choice of signal types.  The most common signals for these transducers are either voltage (0-5 volts DC, or 0-10 volts DC) or current (generally 4-20 milliamps).

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Barriers To Adopting Wireless Healthcare

August 24, 2012 6:11 am | by Simon Wickes, Business Sector Manager for Healthcare at Roke Manor Research | Comments

Mobile healthcare (mHealth) is tipped to be one of the hottest trends for 2012. Indeed, a report from the World Heath Organisation (WHO), ‘mHealth – New Horizons for Health Through Mobile Technologies’, recognises that the use of mobile and wireless has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe.

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Cellular Network Synchronization Challenges - Time and Phase Synchronization over Packet-based Networks

August 22, 2012 8:46 am | Comments

The need for deterministic timing performance for packet-based wireless backhaul networks and case for Time Synchronization Using IEEE®-1588-2008 + Synchronous Ethernet in a Time-Setting Mode of Operation By P. Stephan Bedrosian, Distinguished Engineer, LSI Corporation We use clocks everyday to synchronize ourselves with persons or processes.

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The Future DAS: Smaller, Simpler, Speedier

August 21, 2012 5:18 am | by Ofer Saban, chief technology officer, Corning MobileAccess | Comments

Sleek, efficient and easy to use.  Buzzwords, to be sure, but ones which accurately describe what a distributed antenna system (DAS) will undoubtedly look like in the very near future.  That’s because, with an increasing reliance on data-hungry mobile applications, enterprise demand for in-building networks will compel DAS to become less complex and more IT friendly.

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Keep Your Brain In The Game

August 17, 2012 8:37 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

So you think you're smart, right? You think you’re memory is impeccable; you always know where you left your keys. You’re definitely quick – you’ve always got the answers tucked away, just waiting for someone to ask the questions. You have strong cognitive capacities through genetics and early development – thank your parents.

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The Growing Importance of HD Voice

August 15, 2012 10:27 am | Comments

By Jim Machi, SVP of Marketing at Dialogic It’s no surprise that the voice communications industry is growing – especially with the advent of wideband audio, more commonly known as High Definition (HD) Voice. The introduction of HD Voice on mobile networks, which recently launched on numerous commercial mobile networks and many wireline VoIP networks worldwide, allows end-users to experience this new technology firsthand.

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Emergence of Ceramic Dielectric Resonators in Wireless Communication

August 14, 2012 7:52 am | Comments

By Rubayyat Mahbub Turjo and Adnan Mousharraf Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh The article focuses on the revolution of talking ceramics in the field of wireless communication, especially their applications, property requirements and recent R&D works on some talking ceramic materials which are ideally suitable for wireless communication.

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Warning! Your Dog is Hot

August 14, 2012 7:07 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

We’ve all seen it happen – a pooch waiting in the car for its owner on what feels like a thousand degree day. Even with the car off, the temperature inside can rise to a harmful, potentially life-threatening level. Aaron Starkman felt the threats first hand. After leaving his dog, Hefty, in the car for what he thought would be a couple minutes in the pouring rain, he returned after a 20-minute-long lineup to the sun shining and Hefty struggling in the heat.

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