Motorola Wireless Camera HMW1010 (http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-547). Added to a home monitoring and control system, this wireless camera provides real-time viewing for both inside and outside the home. Since it is wireless, installation is simplified and the units allow viewing in otherwise wiring-inaccessible locations. The camera captures still and video images and sends them or a text message alert to a cell phone or e-mail. Alternatively, the images are stored on a hard drive for later viewing. The full-color camera has built-in motion detection and a microphone to transmit sound. The HMVC3050, a Day/Night version captures color still images and video in low light conditions — even in the dark.
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.