Nokia 6136 WI-FI with GSM (http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-514). The Nokia 6136 phone integrates Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology with cellular to provide users a seamless transition of voice and data connections between GSM cellular and WLAN networks. With WLAN network access, callers can use VoIP and reduce their cell phone cost. In addition to UMA over WLAN, the system has Quadband EDGE/GSM 850/900/1800/1900. Talk time is up to five hours for GSM operation and up to five and a half hours for UMA. Standby time is up to 280 hours for GSM and up to 82 hours for UMA. Nokia regards multiradio combinations as the trend in future handheld devices.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.