It's getting much simpler for consumers and small business employees to share data without the hassle of routing wires. IOGear is shipping a Wireless USB hub that transmits data at up to 480 Mbits/sec, nearly double the 240 Mb/s rate of 802.11n. The hub has four USB 2.0 ports and can associate with up to three different laptop or desktop computers at speeds that handle video, audio and picture files. Data can also be sent to printers, scanners, MP3 players and external hard drives. NEC Electronics' uPD720180 USB device wire adapter chip powers the hub.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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