EGT Inc. HEMi (http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-550). This HEMi (Head End Micro) is a high-density encoder for off-site insertion of local channels for multi-dwelling units (MDUs) or closed communities. The unit multiplexes, modulates and converts up to nine community channels, including security cameras, community programming or events calendars. To provide local channels throughout these closed communities, the HEMi encodes the local program to MPEG-2, multiplexes the signals to form a new Multi-Program Transport Stream (MPTS), and then modulates and up-converts the MTPS for re-insertion back into the RF cable spectrum. The unit uses an embedded processor to provide a simple start-up procedure that requires minimal initial configuration.
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.