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Yupiteru selects u-blox QZSS technology for enhanced Radar Detector in Japan

March 8, 2012 8:26 am | Comments

Industry’s first car radar detector and geographic information system based on Japan’s QZSS satellite service u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, scored an industry first by providing advanced QZSS satellite positioning technology to Yupiteru, a Japanese manufacturer of telecommunications and car electronics for the Japanese market.

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Mountain Secure Systems Picks Up Additional Orders from City of Denver to Expand Wireless Network

March 8, 2012 6:34 am | Comments

Mountain Secure Systems (MSS) has announced that it will provide additional Summit™ Series wireless network radios to the City of Denver's Public Works Traffic Operations . The new orders call for 35 new Summit Series radios to expand coverage for a video surveillance network, aimed at improving traffic control at various intersections throughout the city.

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Apple Unveils 4G iPad with Quad-Core Graphics and Retina Display

March 7, 2012 11:59 am | Comments

Apple pulled back the curtain on its next generation of consumer products in San Francisco on Wednesday, revealing a quad-core GPU, 4G version of the iPad — complete with the rumored “Retina Display” — and a 1080p update to its Apple TV box.      A new Apple iPad on display during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

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UCLA Working on Building a Smarter, Greener Power Grid

March 7, 2012 11:36 am | Comments

As the nation's power system ages and grows insufficient, University of California researchers are building a smarter, greener electric grid for the future, which will enable drivers to power up their cars by plugging them in to a grid predominately powered by solar, wind and other renewable energy sources.

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Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016 - Energy Harvesting Techniques to Create New Opportunities

March 7, 2012 11:19 am | Comments

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016 - Energy Harvesting Techniques to Create New Opportunities" report to their offering. GBI Research's new report, Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016 - Energy Harvesting Techniques to Create New Opportunities provides key information and analysis on the market opportunities in the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) industry.

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Thermal Storage Gets More Solar on the Grid

March 7, 2012 11:02 am | by To the rescue comes concentrating solar power (CSP), a technology being tested and deployed by utilities in America's deserts and southern Spain. | Comments

It's 4:45 on a sweltering August afternoon, and the rooftop solar panels are starting to lose juice. The sun's lower angles and that huge cottonwood tree are interfering with the efficient photon-to-electricity transfer. What is an environmentally conscious — but air-conditioning-loving — homeowner to do? Peak demand for electricity in the United States typically hits between 4 p.

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Extensible Home Energy Gateway Integrating Proven Smart Thermostat Performance

March 7, 2012 10:59 am | Comments

Energate introduced its next-generation Foundation platform at DistribuTECH in San Antonio. Foundation is the industry’s first multi-load, extensible Home Energy Gateway that supports utility RDR programs and extends control of devices beyond Learning and Smart Thermostats. It combines an in-home display, load control, load management, automatic dynamic price response and an industry leading smart thermostat in a simple, single unit with multi–radio capability.

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Mouser Delivers Texas Instruments’ SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 FRAM Evaluation Module Kit

March 7, 2012 10:53 am | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced that it is stocking the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi CC3000 FRAM Evaluation Module Kit (EMK) (CC3000FRAMEMK) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 FRAM EMK is a full turn-key TI Wi-Fi evaluation and demonstration tool for TI’s MSP430™ FRAM microcontrollers (MCU) and SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 solution, which allows developers to easily add Wi-Fi to low-cost embedded products.

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Big Prospects for Small Wind Turbines

March 7, 2012 10:47 am | Comments

While 2011 figures have yet to come in, we know that the global small wind turbine market grew from 105.9 MW in 2006 to 275.8 MW in 2010. GlobalData's recent report – Small Wind Turbines (less than 100kW) – Global Market Size, Analysis by Power Range, Regulations and Competitive Landscape to 2020 – predicts even higher growth in the coming years, spurred by increasing incentives announced by various governments and by growing end user awareness.

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Better Renewables Risk Management Solutions Emerge

March 7, 2012 10:46 am | Comments

Global economic woes have taken their toll, but investment in renewable projects is still strong and since 2010 has surpassed investment in new fossil fuel plants. But — as a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of Swiss Re reminds us — as investment grows, so too do the risks involved in owning, managing and operating such installations.

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New Approach Aims to Slash Cost of Solar Cells

March 7, 2012 10:43 am | Comments

Solar-powered electricity prices could soon approach those of power from coal or natural gas thanks to collaborative research with solar start-up Ampulse Corporation at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  Silicon wafers account for almost half the cost of today's solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, so reducing or eliminating wafer costs is essential to bringing prices down.

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Flexenclosure Wins Green Mobile Award for E-site Green Power Solution

March 7, 2012 10:36 am | Comments

Flexenclosure has won the telecom and mobile industry’s most prestigious award, the GSMA 2012 Global Mobile Award recognising “excellence, achievement and innovation within the mobile communications industry”. Flexenclosure won the Green Mobile Award for its E-site green power solution. Flexenclosure was handed the 2012 Green Mobile Award for its E-site solution at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last night.

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IMImobile Deploys IBM Software to Enhance Cloud Services Management

March 7, 2012 10:34 am | Comments

Implements IBM SmartCloud Foundation to augment carrier-class service level management IBM has announced that IMImobile, a global mobile data technology infrastructure and solutions provider to telecom operators, media companies and enterprises has deployed IBM software to enhance its existing service and cloud infrastructure management processes.

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RFMW and MAST Technologies Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

March 7, 2012 9:52 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern March 7, 2012 | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. and MAST Technologies today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective October 3, 2011. MAST Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF absorbing materials. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.

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Apple Display Spending Expected to Nearly Double in 2012, Helped by Surging iPad Sales

March 7, 2012 9:39 am | Comments

Aided by expected soaring sales of its upcoming next-generation iPad, Apple Inc. in 2012 is projected to nearly double its spending on displays used in media tablets and smartphones, according to IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems Service research from information and analytics provider IHS.

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