The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has ratified a new standard – ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 – for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption. It is the first and only wireless standard that is also optimized for energy harvesting solutions and, therefore, for EnOcean's self-powered wireless technology.
The Sony SmartWatch first made an appearance at CES in January and from the moment I learned of its existence I had high hopes for the gadget. I've secretly been a fan of intelligent, wearable computing devices starting way back when Microsoft's SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology) watches hit the scene a decade ago.
The control freaks and hall monitors across the country and in Washington, DC, are nervous and ready to act. Why are they so edgy? Apps. Apps (short for applications) are software designed to run on mobile platforms, such as Blackberry, Android, and iPhone or an iPad. The concern of some policymakers is that apps so far have escaped their consumer-protection regulatory grasp.
For years, third world ranchers have been using methane from manure to run electrical generators down on the farm. This clean-burning biogas is not only a good local fuel in countries with little or no infrastructure, now even countries like the U.S. are reaping energy from this foul-smelling source.
The sun is shining on homeowners in less affluent neighborhoods who are discovering they can afford solar energy after all — by leasing rather than buying the panels on their roofs. Kyle Travis (left) and Jon Jackson (right) of Lighthouse Solar install microcrystalline PV modules on top of Kevin Donovan's townhome in Arvada, Colorado.
Embedded systems are literally everywhere in our society today. Alarm clocks, cellular phones, computer printers, microwave ovens, and portable music players are just some of the examples of products based on embedded systems. Internally, embedded systems are made up of multiple devices that must communication with each other.
Thinfilm has announced receipt of a contract to develop prototypes using Thinfilm Memory™ for identifying parts contained in custom manufactured hardware. Prototypes will be delivered in Q2 2012. Thinfilm’s client, an international manufacturer of security products, produces systems that can be customized to nearly one million configurations.
NewNet Solution Enables Vee TIME Corp to extend its service footprint to the North Branch of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Network NewNet Communication Technologies announced today that Taiwan-based Vee TIME Corporation, a diversified, quadruple play service provider, has continued the expansion of its highly successful Taiwan high speed railway broadband network (THSR*) with NewNet’s WiMAX technology and solution portfolio.
An “all-in-one,” intelligent point of interface from CommScope offers a smarter way to bridge the connection between base transceiver stations (BTS) and the distributed antenna systems (DAS) that enable wireless connectivity in buildings and large venues. By some industry estimates, more than 75 percent of today’s mobile calls originate or terminate indoors.
IMImobile announced the integration of its Multi-Media Console (MMC) within the zeebox “SHOWTIME” platform. IMImobile’s platform provides broadcasters with a seamless way to aggregate audience content across a range of digital streams, including Twitter, Facebook, SMS, MMS, email and apps. This allows the broadcaster to edit, curate, and then publish user-generated coverage through the ground-breaking zeebox second-screen experience to drive viewer engagement.
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services market share and forecast report, which ranks mobile backhaul equipment vendors, identifies market growth areas, and provides analysis of mobile backhaul equipment, connections, cell sites, and service charges.
The kitchen floors of the future are here. IBM has been granted a U.S. patent for a multi-touch smart floor that can detect home intruders or call “911? when you’ve fallen down. The multi-touch floor will be all-knowing thanks to a database of objects and blanket of sensors. The sensors will track the number, weight, shape and location of objects in a room.
Registration Opens for Microchip's MASTERs Conference; Premiere Technical Training Event for Embedded-Control EngineersApril 11, 2012 10:04 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments
Conference Held August 6 – 11, 2012 at Phoenix Resort; Classes Available for All Experience Levels, From Beginner to Expert Microchip Technology Inc. has announced it is accepting registrations for its 16th annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, with the Main Conference taking place from August 8 – 11, and a Pre-Conference on August 6 and 7, 2012.
Galain Solutions released a white paper that navigates the new Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system, which will be operational beginning this spring. Wireless Emergency Alerts are emergency messages sent by government agencies through mobile carriers. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC and the National Weather Service.
Intel has launched the latest device in its line of classroom computers: a tablet, Intel studybook. The Intel studybook is built to be both a rigorous education tool and a sturdy playmate. It comes loaded with Intel’s Learning Series software, including an interactive ereader and LabCam applications.