StarNet Communications Corp., developer of Windows-to-UNIX/Linux connectivity software has demonstrated the ability of its X-Win32 X server to turn HP Tablet PCs into wireless UNIX workstations. Paul Swart, StarNet VP of Sales, says, "The Tablet PC offers new ways to increase job efficiency by taking computing environments to where notebook PCs are too cumbersome and PDAs too limited." For motion control engineers, an example of a Tablet PC accessing a UNIX server might include microchip production engineers taking the tablet into the fabrication cleanroom to make on-the-fly adjustments to IC production equipment and seeing the results instantly on the tablet. Download a free trial of X-Win32 at www.starnet.com/products/downloads.asp.
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road race around Australia called the World Solar Challenge, being tested on the race time, kilometers traveled, practicality, and energy used by the vehicles they invent.
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