Engineers looking to embed secure WiFi networking capabilities into their devices can get a turnkey solution — from a programmable, dedicated co-processor to a full TCP/IP stack and Windows development software — with MatchPort b/g Pro/MPP3002000G-01 from Lantronix Inc. MatchPort b/g Pro manages wireless connectivity and Web services, allowing engineers to network-enable devices like medical equipment or access command panels, for example, simply by embedding the co-processor into their designs. Because the package is turnkey, engineers don't need extensive knowledge in wireless device drivers, configuration or wireless chip sets, allowing them to spend more time on their core competencies while minimizing engineering risk and increasing time to market.
Have a need to showcase large assembly CAD models or simulations to a group and don't want to invest in costly plasma or LED displays? AccelerOptics LLC's XLV-100 digital display is engineered to deliver plasma-like performance in brightly lit public spaces using front projection technology. The 100-inch digital display weighs in at 65 lb, making it more lightweight than most 100-inch plasma displays, which are closer to 500 lb. The multi-patented, micro-structured surface rejects ambient light (reducing glare) while capturing and redistributing the projected light to a defined viewing area in order to create a digital image with superior contrast, officials say.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Just in time for Earth Day, chemicals leader Bayer MaterialScience reported from the UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethane show on programs and applications using its materials to help reduce energy usage. The company also gave an update on its CO2-based PU as that eco-friendly material comes closer to production.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
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