Crestron CEN-IPOD (http://rbi.ims.ca/4921-543) .This interface connects an iPOD to a touch panel display that provides remote control and navigation. Plugging the iPOD into the docking station wirelessly links to the touchpanel for selecting and sharing music through remote speakers. A 30-pin connector on the cable or in the docking station attaches to the iPOD. Besides data transfer, the connection provides power to charge the iPOD's rechargeable battery. In addition to providing high-speed Ethernet communications with the Crestron control system, the CEN-IPOD has buffered unbalanced and CAT5 balanced stereo outputs to enable interfacing to any Crestron audio distribution system.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.