NorthStar Utilities Solutions has released a major technology upgrade of its flagship customer-information system (CIS), NorthStar 6.4 Automation. The latest release features three new performance enhancements that enable utilities to work faster and more efficiently than ever before. The key feature of NorthStar 6.
Google has released a report that explains how and why the company’s street view cars collected data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. A few weeks ago, the Federal Communication Commission announced that it had concluded its investigation into Google’s interception of user data from the Wi-Fi networks its cars passed while photographing streets.
In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial. And in poor and remote areas of the globe where conventional medical tools like microscopes and cytometers are unavailable, rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are helping to make disease screening quicker and simpler.
Dell has announced a series of upgrades to its Alienware gaming laptops, including Intel’s new quad-core processors and powerful graphics cards unavailable in any other device. The company updated its lineup of high-end gaming laptops for Alienware’s M14x, M17x and M18x models Monday.
To kick off the annual BlackBerry World trade show, Research In Motion unveiled a gadget, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, that bridges your phone with your stereo. Just pair your BlackBerry (or competing handset) via Bluetooth , and you’ll be quickly streaming music to whatever audio system it’s connected to.
A new listing at Best Buy has unveiled — perhaps prematurely — a very interesting gadget: A solar-powered iPad case by Logitech. This confirms a recent rumor that Logitech is working on such a case, though Logitech itself hasn’t officially said a word about it yet. The Best Buy listing looks very real, however.
Imagine a day without your smartphone, music player, tablet, or any of your other favorite portable devices -- these are examples of the scenarios that Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, explores in its new NAND Flash Deprivation Experiment campaign.
The exponentially growing number of objects connected to the Internet is completely changing our world. What new business models will appear? Which processes can be optimized? How many vertical markets will benefit? Libelium, a wireless sensor networks platform provider, has released the document “50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World.
Towerstream announced that Jeff Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, will present the opening keynote at the Tower Technology Summit Co-Located at CTIA Wireless 2012. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th -- Thursday, May 10th at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
KBZ, US announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco Worldwide Distribution Summit award for Video Distributor of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners April 16 prior to its annual channel partner conference in San Diego, Calif. "Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading distributors, and it is an honor to recognize KBZ as a Cisco Worldwide Distribution Summit award winner," said Scott A.
TE Connectivity's Aerospace, Defense & Marine business announces its new community-centered website for design engineers, www.DesignSmarterFaster.com . The new site is meant to be a resource center for design engineers to connect directly with TE Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can advise and team up with them early in the design process to help bring their products and systems to market faster with smarter, better solutions.
BlackBerry-app-world-600BlackBerry World, Research In Motion‘s once-a-year event to evangelize its brand, kicks off today in Orlando, Fla. Most of the attention will focus on the coming BlackBerry 10 software, the backbone of RIM’s coming suite of smartphones. RIM’s future depends greatly on BB10, but there’s another software factor that’s playing a large and growing role in the company’s strategy to recover: HTML5.
W. L. Gore & Associates has developed new testing protocols that improve reliability of acoustic vents used for water and particulate protection in portable electronic devices. These new protocols more effectively match the environmental conditions to which the venting materials are exposed, which results in consistent testing results.
As engineers push their circuits and components to ever-higher frequencies, they expect scope manufacturers to keep up with their needs. For their part, engineers must remain attentive to basic scope operations and specifications. Attend this webinar and listen as our panelists: • Address misconceptions engineers have about the capabilities and limits of digital scopes.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies announced that it’s interconnect division located in El Segundo, CA has been named a recipient of the 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) for a third consecutive year, 2009, 2010, and 2011 based on its superior supplier performance. Boeing issues the BPEA annually to recognize those suppliers who have maintained superior quality and delivery performance.
GreenPeak Technologies , a leading low power RF semiconductor company in the ZigBee space, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious award honoring the most promising technology innovation companies throughout Europe. The Red Herring editorial team uses a competitive process to select the most innovative companies from a pool of several hundred from across Europe.
Renesas Mobile Set to Double Operators' GSM Capacity Following First Pre-Commercial Test of VAMOS IIApril 26, 2012 11:36 am | News | Comments
Renesas Mobile Corporation today announced that it has undertaken the world’s first pre-commercial trial of the latest version of Voice Services over Adaptive Multi-user Orthogonal Sub-channel (VAMOS II), the next step in the evolution of GSM technology. Held on a test network in Beijing, and using ZTE infrastructure equipment, the successful trial involved a complete implementation of VAMOS II on Renesas Mobile’s smartphone reference platform RRP11B.
New Jersey wants to support technology entrepreneurs, and is putting its money where its mouth is. Applications are now open for the inaugural class of the State’s latest startup venture, TechLaunch ( www.techlaunch.com ), funded in part by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). Modeled after successful programs throughout the U.
Microsoft just signed a deal with one of the biggest electronics makers in the world to license technologies related to Android and Chrome . The agreement is with Taiwan’s Pegatron, and with it, Microsoft now has patent-licensing deals with four out of the five top Taiwanese manufacturers, the company announced on Wednesday.
Product: Pebble Price: From $150 (check the product website for pricing) What It’s Good For: Accessing your smartphone while on the go, from your wrist. Who It’s Good For: Smartphone owners who love to use apps for running, swimming, biking and multitasking. Limitations: It’s still in production and the first round of orders is closing soon.
We still have no idea what Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy smartphone will look like, but we now know what processor will power it: Samsung Exynos 4 Quad. It’s a 32nm, 1.4GHz quad-core beast with twice the processing capability of the older Exynos 4 Dual, while consuming 20 percent less power.
Since its inception in 1996, Lemos International has been the wireless device distributor of choice for businesses and industrial customers that require high-quality RF solutions. Today, Lemos International provides those that do business in the government and private sectors with reliable RF products that range from low-power ZigBee network devices to long-range VHF radio modules.
Oscium is honored to announce their WiPry family of products ( WiPry-Combo , WiPry-Power & WiPry-Spectrum ) has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the New Product Innovation Award in the category of Low Frequency Portable RF Test Equipment. This prestigious award places the WiPry family of products in respected company as a certified tool for professionals.
Neul, the world leader in technologies for the Internet of the Things, today announced the deployment in Cambridge of the world’s first city-wide, fully-functional wireless network in white space, enabling a whole host of Smart City applications. To demonstrate this network Neul, in collaboration with Bglobal Metering, is today, showcasing the world’s first-ever smart electricity meter reading over a white space network.
A vibrating steering wheel is an effective way to keep a driver's eyes safely on the road by providing an additional means to convey directions from a car's navigation system, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and AT&T Labs have shown. The study, one of the first to evaluate combinations of audio, visual and haptic feedback for route guidance, found that younger drivers in particular were less distracted by a navigation system's display screen when they received haptic feedback from the vibrating steering wheel.