Two companies have realized the truth behind the strength-in-numbers theory. Phoenix Contact and OMNEX Control Systems have expanded their partnership to include an exclusive distribution agreement in which Phoenix Contact will be responsible for the global marketing and distribution of OMNEX's Trusted Wireless™ I/O and data radio products. Since being introduced in the United States in 2001, OMNEX wireless radio sales have increased dramatically, and this latest agreement should further enhance sales and availability, says the company. According to Jack Nehlog, president of Phoenix Contact Inc., "OMNEX developed a wireless radio that reliably transmits signals, and Phoenix Contact provided packaging and connectivity expertise . . . we've created a world-class combination."
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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