Bluetooth Headsets continue to offer more capabilities and less size. The Z9 from Australian-based BlueAnt Wireless offers what it calls Voice Isolation Technology. VIT uses the BlueCore-Multimedia platform from CSR plc, which includes a DSP that isolates voice signals from background noise and enhances the frequencies that affect both incoming and outgoing voices. Its Voice Isolation Max setting boosts filtering for extremely noisy environments. The headset, which lasts through five hours of talk time or 200 hours in standby, weighs only 0.35 oz and measures 1.5 inches in length. Suggested retail is $99.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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