Hide the cheese. MonitorMice(TM) for NT is on the loose. Elo TouchSystems Inc. (Fremont, CA) introduced a patented touchscreen software technology that dramatically reduces the cost of touch applications by enabling multiple touchmonitors to connect to one Windows NT Workstation. Users and developers can run a network of up to 32 monitors from a single PC. "With this technology, it is possible to configure a system with a single PC and four Elo touchmonitors for under $6,000. A conventional system with dedicated PCs could cost as much as $15,600," says Mike Lewis, company product manager.
NT was designed as a multi-tasking, multi-threaded operating system. However, an NT workstation can only accept a single keyboard or mouse input. MonitorMice overcomes this limitation by providing several independent touch input devices on one workstation. Each input device can be paired to a separate program instance window on a separate program thread, all on the same workstation.
In addition to MonitorMice, Elo announced what it says is the first Universal Serial Bus (USB)-compatible touchmonitor pre-configured in the Windows 98 operating system. The monitor offers instant operation in a "plug-and-touch'' environment. With a USB, a user can daisy-chain as many as 127 devices on a single computer. The new technology is slated for factories, health care institutions, training classrooms, restaurants, hotels, retail stores.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
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