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RFID Tags Track Large Loads of Laundry Faster

Laundry is a messy and frustrating job no matter the size of the load. Establishments such as laundromats, dry cleaners, hotels, uniform companies, and large-scale janitorial operations have a lot to manage, which means there’s a lot to lose. By optimizing the process through RFID, laundry can be tracked to the point that loss is

Electronic Devices that are Used to Create Music

Have you ever listened to your favorite song and wondered what devices were used to make it? There are so many sounds in music today that it can be difficult to discern whether they came from traditional instruments or were electronically added into the music during the creation process. With all of the advances in musical devices, it can be challenging for even the most trained ear to tell the difference. Gone are the days where a giant studio is required to create a great song. Instead, people can now do the same types of recordings all through electronic devices and a few vocals if they want to add lyrics into the mix. The electronic devices of today let musicians be much more creative with a much smaller budget. No music needs to be limited by the amount of studio time someone can rent. Now, it’s only limited by the imaginations used to create it.

RFID Surgical Instrument Tracking Prevents RSI

Surgery requires a precise assortment of instruments, as many as 200 for a lengthy, complicated procedure, constantly organized before, during and after the operation. In the past, nurses and surgical techs relied upon identifying instruments via meticulous processes of recording serial numbers or scanning barcodes, either stickers or codes laser-etched onto every instrument. This of course

IoT Smart Weather Stations for Home Use

Smart weather stations are the convergence of smart home and weather prediction. These systems closely monitor climate conditions right where they’re located using IoT (Internet of Things) technology. They’re equipped with sensors that can track in real time local air pressure, rainfall, UV light, and wind. This data can be used to generate custom forecasts connected to your exact location. A basic system typically measures air pressure, humidity, and outdoor temperature. It’ll alert you when it starts to rain, and more advanced systems have the ability to measure rainfall amounts. Premium weather devices can also sample wind conditions, such as direction and speed. In addition, some stations notice when the sun is shining and how brightly due to UV light and solar radiation sensors.


Improving Design & Manufacturing Collaboration

Many electronics manufacturers tend to compartmentalize or silo their departments, such as the design team vs. assembly-related functions. Design directly affects them all, which means the costs of manufacturing are ultimately reflections of both the design and engineering methods used to create the products. The relationship between design and manufacturing can too often be disconnected or otherwise poor, which stalls productivity and increases bottom-line costs. By identifying and addressing these gaps, this financial issue can be reduced, and profitability increased. Profitability can grow even more when the design process is as streamlined as possible. Having a specific methodology of principles and steps, the design team can envision a quality product at a lower cost. In turn, this can help the manufacturing department be more efficient.

Communication Trends: Telegraphs to Smartphones

In ancient times, information was transmitted across long distances via drum beats or smoke signals; however, these methods were limited by the weather and the ability to see receptor points. In the early 1790s, the semaphore, a modern precursor to the electric telegraph, was developed. This solution consisted of a series of hilltop stations that used arms to signal letters and numbers, along with two telescopes used to see the other stations. Facing similar issues as previous methods, a different mode of transmitting data was needed for long-distance communication.

How Marine Electronics Protect Ships and Voyagers

Each year, 2,000 seafarers lost their lives, which is why commercial seafaring is considered to be the second most dangerous occupation in the world; deep-sea fishing is the first. In 2013, 138 ships were beyond recovery and 85 of those ships had actually sunk below water level. On average, two ships a week are lost at sea, mainly due to failures in emergency response, engineering, and seamanship, especially when those factors are combined with a ship navigating in bad weather or remote surroundings. Even though cruise ships and passenger ferries usually attract the most attention, since they mainly carry people, freighter ships account for the large majority of accidents.

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Success through Progressive Workplace Empowerment

When we talk with OEM client prospects about our world-class EMS facilities, the initial feedback we often receive is a wariness about India’s dubious quality standards. This stems from India’s long-held cultural reputation for “chalta hai,” loosely translated as “it’s okay” or settling for the status quo, often interpreted as an inattention to detail. For nearly

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Common Standards for Wireless IoT Applications

As the number of wireless IoT applications continue to grow exponentially, there has to be a set of common standards for how all these networked products effectively talk to each other. So, who decides the rules? Multiple standards bodies are emerging, each competing to be the one authority deciding which wireless protocols manufacturers should design their

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RFID Technology Improves Patient Care Management

RFID tracks patients leaving their bed to improve their care. Sensor data tells hospital staff when a patient is no longer on their mattress. This signals that either the patient fell from or left their bed. It also detects how often they leave and even how many times they turn over during the day. If