Digital Foci Media BuddyBased on a 2.5-inch hard drive with available capacities of 30, 40, 60 and 80 GB, this unit stores a veritable cornucopia of pictures, music and data. The unit's multi-format USB 2.0 memory card reader accesses data on flash memory cards from digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs. An integrated MP3 player can access and play stored files. To see the detailed information files even under dim lighting conditions, the LCD uses analog circuitry for backlighting. Additional analog circuitry includes a tricolor LED indicator for power and battery charging status. Green indicates power on; red, charging; and orange, power on and charging. For more information on the Digital Foci Media Buddy, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4928-548.
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.