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Energy Harvesting - SmartMesh IP 6LoWPAN Wireless Network

November 18, 2011 11:52 am | Comments

Earlier this week at the IDTechEX Energy Harvesting show, we had a chance to speak with Steve Grady, Vice President   of Marketing at Cymbet, on the SmartMesh IP 6LoWPAN wireless network running on harvested energy. Check out the video below to hear what he had to say! Dust Networks announced that they will demonstrate a SmartMesh IP 6LoWPAN wireless network running on harvested energy at the IDTechEx Wireless Sensor Network & RTLS Summit in Munich, Germany, June 21 - 22.

Geonovo wins "Best Innovation 2011" at TSA Crystal Awards

November 18, 2011 5:58 am | Comments

Geonovo, the designer and manufacturers of the acclaimed RSP-100 personal safety phone have just scooped the “Best Innovation 2011” prize in London at the Telecare Services Associations Crystal Awards ceremony last night at the Hilton Metropole The awards ceremony was part of the 'International Telecare & Telehealth Conference' held by the TSA each year.

First Japanese-Market Android Smartphone

November 18, 2011 5:36 am | Comments

CSR plc  announced that its aptX Bluetooth audio codec will be supported in the upcoming NTT DoCoMo Android-based AQUOS SH-01D smartphone series for the Japanese market. CSR’s aptX audio compression technology is the de-facto standard for delivering the very high-quality end-user audio experience over Bluetooth.

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Discovery Improves Capacity and Charge Rate in Rechargeable Batteries

November 18, 2011 5:34 am | Comments

( Northwestern University ) -  Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research. A team of engineers has created an electrode for lithium-ion batteries -- rechargeable batteries such as those found in cellphones and iPods -- that allows the batteries to hold a charge up to 10 times greater than current technology.

Broadband Investment and Affordability Critical to Transforming Lives and Societies

November 18, 2011 5:33 am | Comments

Cybermoor, E2BN and University of Edinburgh named winners of first ever NextGen Challenge recognising projects delivering viable broadband access Broadband at prices people and countries can afford is the next critical factor in delivering a world where next generation access can truly transform lives and societies.

Europe Targets Leadership in Next-Generation "Smart Systems"

November 18, 2011 5:21 am | Comments

The partners in a new European research project announced details of the multinational/multidisciplinary ‘SMArt systems Co-design’ (SMAC) program. This important three-year project, partially funded by the EU’s FP7 (FP7-ICT-2011-7), aims to develop a leading-edge design and integration environment (the ‘SMAC Platform’) for the design of smart systems.

Analog Bits Accelerates Analog IP Verification Using Magma's FineSim SPICE

November 18, 2011 5:11 am | Comments

Magma Design Automation announced that Analog Bits, the integrated clocking and interface IP leader, accelerates analog IP verification for its precision clocking macros, programmable interconnect solutions and specialized memories using FineSim SPICE multi-CPU circuit simulation technology. Using the FineSim SPICE multi-CPU simulation technology, Analog Bits has significantly shortened simulation runtimes, increasing simulation coverage without sacrificing accuracy.

VMP Partners with Secure Marketing Solutions for Midwest Territory

November 17, 2011 1:09 pm | Comments

Video Mount Products, a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it has named Indianapolis-based Secure Marketing Solutions as its manufacturer’s representative for the Midwest territory, which includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania.

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Festive Gift Buying Goes Mobile in 2011: Webroot Research

November 17, 2011 1:06 pm | Comments

The power and portability of smartphones and tablets will save time and money for many people this holiday season. Over two times more shoppers plan to purchase gifts and 50 per cent more plan to book travel using their mobile devices this year, according to new research from Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service.

STMicroelectronics Semiconductors Control Stanford Solar Car

November 17, 2011 1:03 pm | Comments

Market-leading 32-bit microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics have been selected to control electrical and electronic systems in Stanford University’s newest solar car. The state-of-the-art, technology-laden vehicle successfully debuted in this year’s World Solar Challenge, a prestigious sun-powered car race across Australia, October 16-21, 2011.

Stunning 3D Display Advertisements Worldwide

November 17, 2011 12:56 pm | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor November 17, 2011 | Comments

Cooliris' 3D ads business unit, AdJitsu, and Smaato, a pioneer in mobile advertising technology company, announce a new rich media partnership that will bring AdJitsu 3D ads to Smaato’s global network of 40,000 app developers and premium publishers in more than 230 countries worldwide. AdJitsu immersive 3D display ads offer an unprecedented level of engagement through virtual product experiences, and have proven successful in campaigns in the US and the UK.

High-Speed Automotive M2M Module

November 17, 2011 12:35 pm | Comments

Cinterion launches AH3, its new high-speed automotive M2M module with a new triple-diversity antenna design. AH3 delivers reliable always-on communications across global 2G and 3G cellular networks for advanced applications such as, onboard vehicle computing, internet access, fleet management as well as automatic eCall and emergency roadside assistance, integrated hands free calling and many more.

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Ultrabooks to Shake up Semiconductor Markets

November 17, 2011 12:10 pm | Comments

Booming shipments of ultrabooks during the next four years will shake up various semiconductor markets, boosting the prospects for sensors as well as power and analog semiconductors, but decreasing the market opportunity for upgrade memory modules, according to IHS iSuppli Semiconductor Value Chain research from information and analysis provider IHS.

GreenPeak CEO Selected to Speak at BIT U-Home Conference

November 17, 2011 12:05 pm | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor November 17, 2011 | Comments

Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak Technologies, has been selected to speak at BIT’s U-Home-2011 World Congress – Smart Living with Automation to be held during November 27-29, 2011 at the World Exposition Center in Hefei, China. Cees will be presenting on Smart Home Technology - Home Automation and Remote Control on Nov 27th, 2011.

Communications and Tactical Data Sharing at U.S. Army Exercise

November 17, 2011 7:46 am | Comments

A Lockheed Martin team recently demonstrated how software-defined radios can extend the Army’s tactical network by connecting disparate ground troops with the Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS). During a recent Army exercise, AMF JTRS demonstrated the system’s range and capability by successfully relaying a combination of voice, data and imagery from a test bed AH-64 Block III Apache helicopter to ground forces over the Internet-Protocol enabled Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW).

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