E-mail, phone, Web browsing, text messaging and even a 35-key QWERTY keyboard are part of the Blackberry mystique. Intelligent light sensing technology automatically optimizes the screen lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing of the 320 × 240 pixel LCD color screen. In addition to the lighting technology, the unit has a built-in speakerphone for hands-free usage where an audio power amplifier provides mono and stereo listening. Like other high-functionality portable products, the Blackberry uses several dc-to-dc converters. Efficient design allows the removable/rechargeable Lithium cell to provide up to 16 days standby time and four hours talk time.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
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