Schneider Electric's Magelis Smart+ iPC is the first industrial PC with Microsoft Windows XP Pro
that does not require maintenance or contain any rotating parts (no hard disk
or fan). It also offers all of the openness associated with Windows XPPro.
The Type 4X (IP65) touch screen shares the same 15 inch dimensions as the rest
of the Magelis range. With its Intel Celeron M 1 GHz processor, 1 Gbyte of RAM,
and two Ethernet ports, Magelis Smart+ iPC offers great performance and
features a solid state drive (SSD) with Windows XP Pro.
The industrially rugged Magelis Smart+ iPC has been certified to demanding
standards (UL 508 for industrial control equipment, UL and ATEX for hazardous
locations, marine). It supports Vijeo Designer HMI applications (demonstration
version can be expanded to unlimited version), as well as Vijeo Citect SCADA
With a sealed touch screen, keyboard and
pointer options, compact dimensions and choice of dc or ac power supply, users
are able to easily integrate the product into a wide variety of control systems.
Schneider Electric has created the open design that utilizes the Windows
operating system for software applications support, and dual Ethernet ports,
including high-speed ports for exceptional connectivity.
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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.