MICROKEY Elastomer Series keyboards let users in dimly lit environments see what they're typing on. Users can adjust the backlighting by pressing the FN and F7 keys simultaneously to choose one of several lighting levels. The backlight switch is sealed to resist dust, debris, and water. Three versions are available. The desktop version is a full-featured keyboard with a small footprint enclosure that has flip-up legs. Designers can modify an unenclosed version to meet customers' requirements. And the NEMA 4 version is enclosed in stainless steel and rated for harsh environments. Applications include: process-control equipment, medical equipment, and test and measurement instruments. Advanced Input Devices: Product Code 4207
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.