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GIGAVAC Power Products Now CE Compliant

September 27, 2013 12:19 pm | by GIGAVAC | News | Comments

GIGAVAC announced that their line of Power Products, including contactors and battery disconnect switches, are now CE approved. The approval includes standard GIGAVAC EPIC sealed contactors both GX, industrial, and MX, hi‐reliability series. Other GIGAVAC products covered under the CE mark are the BD and HBD manual switch series...

IBM and Deutsche Telekom Launch Mobile App Cloud Service for Midmarket Customers

September 27, 2013 12:14 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM and Deutsche Telekom have announced a collaboration to provide the IBM MobileFirst platform in the cloud to small and medium sized (SMB) customers in Europe. Deutsche Telekom has launched the new cloud service, Developer Garden powered IBM Worklight, which allows developers to cost-effectively and quickly create apps for all mobile platforms and bring them to market faster than ever before.

Agilent Technologies Accelerates Smartphone, Defense Simulations by a Factor of 64

September 27, 2013 12:10 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that SystemVue, its premier platform for communications and aerospace/defense systems design, supports high-performance distributed computing. System architects of wireless, 4G smartphone and radar applications can now verify next-generation system performance...

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NuWaves Engineering Expands International Sales Representative Network with Castle Microwave

September 27, 2013 12:07 pm | by NuWaves Engineering | News | Comments

NuWaves Engineering has announced that the company has added Castle Microwave as an authorized representative of its commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and design services for the United Kingdom and Ireland. “As a specialist electronics distributor in the UK and Ireland for over 30 years, Castle Microwave has an impressive track record..."

Meaghan's Minute: Bluetooth-Enabled Bath Fan

September 27, 2013 10:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Homewerks Worldwide has introduced a Bluetooth enabled ventilation bath fan that streams music wirelessly in home bathrooms. It connects to most Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, and laptops from up to 30 feet away.

Google's 'Hummingbird' Hatches New Search Formula

September 27, 2013 9:17 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers. The overhaul came as part of an update called "Hummingbird" that Google Inc. has gradually rolled out in the past month without disclosing the modifications.

Baseball Demos Location Tech with Apple's iBeacon

September 27, 2013 9:16 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is trying to improve that with a new iBeacon system, which comes with last week's iOS 7 software update for iPhones and iPads. Better location information will improve a range of features, including recommendations based on what's popular nearby.

BlackBerry Posts Loss, Steep Revenue Drop for 2Q

September 27, 2013 9:14 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry said Friday that it is committed to completing a series of major changes quickly after posting a nearly billion-dollar loss and a 45 percent drop in revenue for the second quarter. The troubled smartphone company reported a loss of $965 million and revenue of $1.6 billion, in line with what it warned when it surprised the market by releasing dismal earnings projections last week and announcing 4,500 layoffs.

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7 Cars Get Top Rating in High-Tech Safety Test

September 27, 2013 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven midsize vehicles earned the top rating in a new insurance industry test of high-tech safety features designed to prevent front-end collisions. The Cadillac ATS and SRX, Subaru Legacy and Outback, Mercedes C-Class and Volvo S60 and XC60 won "superior" ratings in tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

With Carbon Nanotubes, a Path to Flexible, Low-Cost Sensors

September 27, 2013 9:02 am | by Patrick Regan, Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors.

On the Journey to the Internet of Things: An Insight into the Future of Energy Harvesting

September 27, 2013 8:59 am | by Laurent Giai-Miniet, CEO of EnOcean | Articles | Comments

Energy is everywhere within reach, it just needs to be harvested: this is the principle of energy harvesting. Today, energy harvesting wireless solutions are already well established in the commercial building automation sector. But the technology is just getting started. Tomorrow, new application fields for batteryless wireless communication will be found to further enhance the world around us.

Photo of the Day: Sensing Heartbeat Beneath Rubble.

September 26, 2013 5:23 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Researchers performed a test of the Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) prototype technology -- which can locate individuals buried in disasters -- at the Virginia Task Force 1 Training Facility in Lorton, VA. The device uses radar technology developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

NASA Homeland Security Test Disaster Recovery Tool

September 26, 2013 5:18 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster. The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can locate individuals buried as deep as 30 feet (about 9 meters) in crushed materials.

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Engineering Newswire 57: DARPA's Experimental Program Sends Drones to Space

September 26, 2013 4:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble with a portable radar device, expanding access to space with reusable unmanned vehicles, designing elastic OLEDs ro make displays like windows, and flying tinker toys to space.

IHS Study Puts iPhone 5S Production Costs at $191

September 26, 2013 9:35 am | News | Comments

While the iPhone 5S includes a handful of new features that set it apart from Apple's previous model, the actual cost to make the phone hasn't changed very much, according to a new study. An IHS teardown of the new smartphone found that the components that make up a 16-gigabyte iPhone 5S cost $190.70.

Twitter Launches Emergency Alerts for Phones

September 26, 2013 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from one of these groups, they will get a text message notification whenever the group sends a tweet marked as an alert.

FBI: Navy Yard Gunman Left Note About Radio Waves

September 26, 2013 9:22 am | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the final months of his life, Aaron Alexis complained of hearing voices talking to him through a wall and of microwave vibrations that he said entered his body and prevented him from sleeping. His delusional belief that he was being bombarded by extremely low-frequency radio waves.

Photo of the Day: Arrays of Nanoantennas

September 26, 2013 8:43 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

The semiconductor antenna arrays allow long-wavelength light to strongly interact with nano-scale samples, so the arrays could enhance the detection of small volumes of materials with a standard IR spectrometer – already a commonplace piece of equipment in many industrial and research labs.

Tiny Antennas Let Long Light Waves See in Infrared

September 26, 2013 8:40 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared (IR) spectrum. The semiconductor antenna arrays allow long-wavelength light to strongly interact with nano-scale samples.

Bird Technologies Acquires Distributed Antenna System Manufacturer DeltaNode

September 25, 2013 4:19 pm | by Bird Technologies | News | Comments

Bird Technologies has announced that is has acquired DeltaNode from Scandinavian Health Ltd. (SHL Group) for an undisclosed amount of cash. The transaction was completed on September 1. DeltaNode has established a strong presence in Europe, the U.S., and Canada, as a supplier of RF-over-fiber distributed antenna systems and repeaters...

Tangoe Expands Mobile Support Services Across the Globe

September 25, 2013 4:16 pm | by Tangoe | News | Comments

Tangoe has announced the expansion of its Managed Mobility Services (MMS) offering with enhanced Mobile Support Services. Tangoe’s Mobile Support Services are available globally and provide the capabilities, service levels, availability, language support, quality assurance and response times enterprises need to compete in the always on, always available, always now world. 

AiTech Improves Customer Value With CTI Group’s Hosted SmartRecord Solution

September 25, 2013 4:03 pm | by CTI Group | News | Comments

CTI Group (Holdings) has announced that AiTech has elected to use SmartRecord as their call recording solution across their BroadWorks Hosted PBX platforms. SmartRecord provides Telcos and Service Providers with a call recording solution that they can host and offer out as a value-added service, complimenting their core hosted PBX and SIP trunking services, and increasing annual revenue per user (ARPU).

IBM and Deutsche Telekom Launch Mobile App Cloud Service for Midmarket Customers

September 25, 2013 4:00 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM and Deutsche Telekom have announced a collaboration to provide the IBM MobileFirst platform in the cloud to small and medium sized (SMB) customers in Europe. Deutsche Telekom has launched the new cloud service, Developer Garden powered IBM Worklight...

Tech Valley Communications Rebrands to FirstLight Fiber

September 25, 2013 3:52 pm | by Tech Valley Communications | News | Comments

FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications) has announced the formal rebranding of Tech Valley Communications to FirstLight Fiber. Adopting the name it used for its fiber optic network, this announcement reflects the ongoing geographic expansion of FirstLight and its enhanced set of capabilities...

Axell Wireless Launches 2nd Generation Fiber Optic System for Enhanced In-building Coverage

September 25, 2013 3:48 pm | by Axell Wireless | News | Comments

Axell Wireless has announced the launch of the 2nd generation of its fully LTE-ready, very low noise figure, low-power fiber optic Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The system supports all technologies and bands used by U.S. carriers including 700 LTE (Upper and Lower bands), 800 SMR, 850 Cellular, PCS (including the G Block for Sprint) and AWS. 

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