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Content posted in April 2013
New Payment Methods Are Aimed at People on the Go
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4/26/2013  12 comments
In a society where consumers and businesses alike prize speed and convenience, mobile payment technologies are poised for tremendous growth.
M2M Gives Eyes & Ears to the Enterprise
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4/12/2013  4 comments
Just as mobile computing has transformed the lives of consumers, machine-to-machine telemetry is revolutionizing business operations in every field, from healthcare to manufacturing to transportation.
Device Manufacturers Embrace Electrically Conductive Adhesives
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4/8/2013  5 comments
As the trend toward compact, high-functioning devices evolves, electrically conductive adhesives are proving key components in the manufacturing process.
Fully Integrated Motion Controllers Power Mobile, Social Robots
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4/5/2013  6 comments
While advanced controllers have exponentially increased the number and kind of tasks industrial robots can accomplish, mobile robotics brings a new set of challenges to motion control that favors the compact, increasingly integrated motion control systems.
The Convergence of Safety & Control
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4/4/2013  3 comments
Integrated safety is becoming predominant in automation strategies.
There’s No Excuse for Not Designing Virtually
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4/3/2013  8 comments
When design engineers want more than the default look and feel, software should be customizable and extensible, ensuring they can define appearance and behaviors.




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