Because of increasing demand by the automotive industry, Phoenix Contact has chosen PROFInet as its preferred Ethernet solution for Interbus. Interbus technology, a classification of high-speed I/O devices, is joining with PROFInet technology to create a faster, consolidated Ethernet platform. The combined technology will be used in gateways, proxies, control systems, I/O modules, and in developing engineering tools. PROFInet is expected to be the modern standard for distributed automation standards. For more information on PROFInet, go to http://us.profibus.com/profinet.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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