The new Triconex
General Purpose System reportedly enables businesses to fulfill requirements
for critical control applications needing high availability (e.g.,
turbomachinery control), as well as SIL 2 safety applications (e.g., emergency
shutdown, fire and gas protection and burner management). The system is
compatible with Invensys' Triconex Tricon and Triconex Trident safety systems
that already meet SIL 3 requirements.
The new Triconex system comes with safety and critical control application
libraries, proven in demanding real world applications, and its functionality,
according to Invensys Operations Management is proven to reduce engineering and
maintenance costs, providing optimum safety and maximizing plant uptime. It
also integrates with all well-known process control systems using industry
standard protocols, and for added protection, is Achilles-certified, protecting
it from cyber attack.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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