The H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle provides electronic access
security to datacenter cabinets and other industrial enclosures. Designed as an
electronic locking platform, the H3-EM features integrated sensors that detect
both lock and latch status-indicating both locked and unlocked states. Multiple
output signals provide local LED indication plus output for remote monitoring.
The microprocessor sends robust output data to remote monitoring centers and
allows both momentary and continuous lock actuation for a wide range of
voltages. The H3-EM's design allows for a simple retrofit and integration with
industry standard rack monitoring solutions. An integrated microprocessor draws
minimal power, which makes it an ideal choice for applications where power
consumption is a concern. Southco sets up the highly flexible H3-EM with
different features and timed locks, which can be customized with a variety of
different materials and grips. Used by itself or as part of system, the H3-EM
can accommodate multiple rack sizes and configurations. The H3-EM's
ability to accept a variety of access control signals makes it a unique
solution for datacenter managers and engineers desiring added security. The
highly customizable H3-EM further differentiates itself from competing products
with built-in intelligence for momentary or continuous lock actuation with
multi-event status reporting. The integrated sensors coupled with the
intuitive, integrated microprocessor provide robust output with minimal power
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.