University of Tartu and Samsung developing new materials for LED lighting
November 22, 2014
Government of the Republic of Estonia has issued the following news release: The joint research project between the Samsung R&D Institute in Japan and the Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu aims to find more efficient materials for white light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Everlight announces launch of light sources for automotive applications
November 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., which deals in LED and optoelectronics industry, has announced the launch of several light sources for interior and exterior automotive applications.

Solvay Unveils Second-Generation High-Performance Polyester Compound for LED TV Applications
November 20, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga., November 21, 2014 - Solvay Specialty Polymers has unveiled an enhanced version of its Lavanta® High-Performance Polyester (HPP) for production of light-emitting diodes (LED s) for televisions and backlight unit (BLU) applications. The second-generation product - Lavanta® 5115 WH 224 - provides significantly improved processability while maintaining its high heat and light stability. "This second-generation material is an important achievement because it exceeds the processing requirements of the LED industry, enabling molders to maximize productivity and achieve greater efficiencies," said Glenn Cupta, global business development manager for electrical/electronics for Solvay Specialty Polymers. "The enhanced processability is achieved without sacrificing the excellent initial whiteness and whiteness retention of the material."

Avago Technologies introduces ACPL-K30T photovoltaic driver device
November 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Avago Technologies Limited, a designer, developer and supplier of analog semiconductor devices, has introduced the ACPL-K30T, an optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device.

TI unveils DLP LightCrafter Display 3010 evaluation module
November 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Texas Instruments Incorporated, or TI, a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, has announced the availability of the DLP LightCrafter Display 3010 evaluation module.

City LED Streetlight Conversion Project Lights the Way for Long Term Energy Savings
November 20, 2014
The city of Modesto issued the following news release: The City of Modesto's Department of Public Works recently launched a Citywide Light Emitting Diode (LED) Streetlight Conversion project. The objectives of the project are to replace approximately 9,500 High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights with LED fixtures, save energy and money, reduce greenhouse emissions and improve safety. The project was awarded to Tanko Lighting of San Francisco, CA. Tanko Lighting is scheduled to conduct a Geographic Information System (GIS) audit that will identify the precise locations and characteristics of the City's existing streetlights. This audit phase should be complete within thirty (30) days and installation of the new, energy efficient LED streetlight fixtures is expected to be completed by July 2015.

Osram Opto Semiconductors launches new Soleriq P 13
November 19, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osram GmbH, has launched the new Osram Soleriq P 13 with brightness level of up to 6800 lumens, or lm.

LEDMAS.com Identifies How LED Lighting Efficiency Increased to 50% Since 2012
November 19, 2014
Studies show that good quality lighting at home and in offices affects people positively in numerous ways. More people tend to work and function effectively on well-lighted rooms and office spaces compared to those with dim lights. A well-design illumination can also be correlated to worker satisfaction and productivity based on recent studies. Good lighting also enhances peoplersquo;s mood and desirability of office and home spaces. It also contributes to peoplersquo;s well-being. Since 2007 the use of Tube Fluorescent LED lights (TubosFluorescentes LED) have been gaining much advantage since its new incandescent technology wastes less energy while providing excellent and efficient lighting options.

AlphaGraphics center installs EFI H1625 LED wide-format printer
November 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Electronics For Imaging, Inc., or EFI, a provider of printing technology solutions, has announced that the AlphaGraphics center in Suwanee, Georgia, has installed an EFI H1625 LED wide-format printer.

Work-from-Home Solutions Are Transforming Call Center Operations
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT AT-HOME AGENTS CAN BE AS PRODUCTIVE, IF NOT MORE SO, AS THOSE IN THE CONTACT CENTER Like many companies, COLA, a nonprofit firm that offers accreditation, consulting, and education services to clinical labs, was initially apprehensive about positioning its entire contact center staff to work from home, even if it was temporary. Larry Senior, COLA's director of network services, was concerned that the 80 employees who normally worked out of the company's Columbia, MD, headquarters would not be able to do the same work at home as they do in the office during a four-month renovation, but of equal concern was the data security issue. As is the case with so many at-home agent deployments, recent technology advancements ameliorated his concerns. "There are so many solutions available today that lock down equipment, applications, and data, and even monitor employee navigation during the course of the day," observes Michele Rowan, president of Customer Contact Strategies, a consulting, training, and research firm. "Security is no longer a barrier to entry in the work-athome [area] for contact centers. It's purely a matter of choosing the strategies and technologies that meet individual business objectives."


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