Fiber-optic modems convert RS-232 to 850 nm signals and operate async or sync, full or half duples at data rates up to 19.2 Kbytes/sec. The modems offer V.52 and V.54 diagnostics to ensure RS-232 communications integrity. Model 1140 needs no outside power from the RS-232 interface. Catalog 23 includes information on the line of fiber-optic modems, cabling, test equipment, and reference books.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.