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Gateways and iDigi Used for Residential and Commercial Renewable Energy Monitoring

April 19, 2011 9:41 am | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn. Digi International today announced that PowerDash is using the ConnectPort X2 Smart Energy wireless gateway and iDigi Device Cloud to connect its energy performance monitoring solutions to Smart Energy devices for residential solar installations. It is also using the ConnectPort X4 for commercial/industrial solar power installations to connect a broad range of production, metering and sensing equipment.

Digi-Key Corporation to Sponsor One Powerful Day Online Conference

April 19, 2011 9:41 am | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation today announced it will be the marquee sponsor of Power Electronics Technology and Penton Electronics Design Group’s One Powerful Day virtual conference. Power Electronics Technology and Penton Electronics Design Group maintain the day-long conference will bring engineers the information needed through the convenience of their desktops.

Comwave Mobile Apps for Smart Phones Makes Mobile Phone Calls Cheaper

April 19, 2011 9:40 am | Comments

TORONTO, /PRNewswire/ -- Comwave has enhanced its unlimited mobile calling service with free downloadable mobile phone apps. Comwave's mobile apps let smart phone users make free local and North American long distance calls, while keeping their existing mobile service provider and phone number. Providing the user has unlimited incoming calling activated, they just dial their intended number directly from the contact list in their mobile device, Comwave intercepts and connects the call, the user's phone rings and they answer the phone like it's an incoming call.

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Research Shows Many Companies Are at Risk Due to Lack of Mobile Device and Application Management Adoption

April 19, 2011 9:40 am | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AOTMP today announced the release of its latest Enterprise Performance Series report entitled “Mobile Device and Application Management.” Representing findings from 172 enterprise professionals across 22 different industries nationwide, the new report provides the most current industry benchmarks for identifying and defining risk associated with mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) deployment adoption.

AML Communications Signs a Definitive Merger Agreement with Microsemi Corporation

April 19, 2011 9:40 am | Comments

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AML Communications, Inc. today announced that it had signed a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Microsemi Corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi (the “Microsemi Merger Agreement”). Microsemi shall acquire AML for $2.50 per share in cash, subject to the terms and conditions of the Microsemi Merger Agreement.

Engineering Team for British SuperSonic Car Addresses Design Challenges

April 18, 2011 8:40 am | Comments

TROY, Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, reported today that the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) team has employed the HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools in the development of its jet and rocket powered car.

Supplier Line Card Provides Easy Access to Leading RF, Wireless and Power Conversion Component Suppliers

April 18, 2011 8:40 am | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces the release of its 2011 supplier line card. The 16-page booklet includes listings for over 220 product categories from 78 of the industry’s leading global suppliers of discrete devices, components and assemblies used in RF and Wireless Infrastructure, Networking, Digital Broadcasting, Defense, Microwave and Power Conversion.

Sensor Data up for Grabs

April 18, 2011 8:40 am | Comments

By John Brandon Distributed wireless sensors are increasingly being used to monitor all sorts of things—from water quality in a river to the oven in your kitchen. A startup in the U.K. called Pachube wants to kick-start a revolution in new apps and services by providing ways for anyone to share and access all this sensor data.

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Novatel Wireless Begins Commercial Shipments of Multiple 4G Mobile Broadband Solutions

April 18, 2011 8:40 am | Comments

SAN DIEGO, /PRNewswire/ -- Novatel Wireless is now shipping a number of new mobile broadband devices across multiple form factors and air interfaces that operate on the latest fourth-generation cellular technology. Products being shipped include various versions of the MiFi® family of Intelligent Mobile Hotspots and USB modems.

Microchip Launches Consumer-Band Power-Line Soft-Modem Development Kit

April 18, 2011 8:39 am | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board Development Kit (part # AC164142) that enables customers to easily incorporate power-line communication into their products. The power-line soft-modem technology supported by the PLM PICtail plus daughter board enables consumer and industrial products to communicate using the same wiring that provides power, which creates an instant network at a low system and deployment cost.

Consumer Cellular Saves Customers Millions

April 18, 2011 8:39 am | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Consumer Cellular, a national provider of wireless phones and services, announced that its Usage Alerts program has saved consumers nationwide more than $5 million over the last year. This milestone in wireless customer savings comes as Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revisit enacting rules to prevent consumers from experiencing cell phone "bill shock.

ADA Technologies Receives $750K to Develop Lithium-ion Batteries for Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems

April 18, 2011 8:39 am | Comments

DENVER -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA) received a $750,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force for research on an innovative nanomaterial-enabled power system for use in small to micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Specifically, ADA will create a high performance, cost effective and easy-to-manufacture lithium-ion battery that meets the power generation and storage requirements of military UAS.

16-bit DAC Slashes Power Consumption 65 percent, Increases Speed 25 Percent

April 15, 2011 10:27 am | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 4-channel, 16-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter). At 1.25 GSPS, the DAC3484 is 25 percent faster than the next fastest quad DAC while consuming as little as 250 mW per channel – 65 percent less than the closest competitor.

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RFID Readers and Tags Recognized for Exceptional Performance in Reducing Loss of Perishables

April 15, 2011 7:16 am | Comments

SANTA CLARA, CA --(Marketwire) – Intelleflex announced it has won the ‘Best in Show’ award at RFID Journal LIVE! A team of judges from industry, research, and academia recognized the company's fixed and mobile, multiprotocol readers and temperature tags for excellence in monitoring the condition of perishable foods and pharmaceuticals under a range of rigorous conditions and for providing actionable data to take corrective action.

NRL Scientists Demonstrate Novel Ionic Liquid Batteries

April 15, 2011 6:56 am | Comments

WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Scientists at the NRL Materials Science and Technology Division are providing solid evidence that there is a new route towards developing novel, lightweight energy storage devices. By moving away from centuries of caustic, hazardous aqueous-based battery cells and instead using non-volatile, thermally-stable ionic liquids, scientists predict multiple new types of batteries.

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