Stay plugged in when the power goes out
October 01, 2014
If you lose power because of a storm or blackout, or even if you’re on the road and far away from electrical outlets, you can still charge your cell phone or tablet. The following small power sources can be used to charge any USB-compatible device so that you can make calls, take pictures, or even play games to pass the time. We tested four emergency chargers with an iPhone 5s and a Samsung Galaxy S4, using the internal batteries and the chargers’ power-generation capabilities. We found that each tested device works, providing additional power for the phones. And each has pros and cons, compared with the other models.

Philippines: Renewable energy projects with 90 Megawatt capacity to be partly financed by BDO
September 18, 2014
Power plants with 90 megawatts (MWs)capacity are in the pipeline, which will be financed partly by Banco De Oro (BDO). "We have about 90 MWs in the pipeline. These are wind, biomass and hydro-electric," BDO Senior Vice President (SVP) Group Head of International Desks Edward Wenceslao said Wednesday on the sidelines of the Energy Smart Philippines Press Briefing at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City.

Global LED Market is Expected to Reach $42.7 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research
September 17, 2014
Portland, OR, September 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- According to a new market research report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market (Technology, Application and Geography), 2013 - 2020" the global LED (chips and components) market is forecast to reach $42.7 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 13.5% from 2014 to 2020. Asia Pacific commands dominance of the LED technology market. The region houses approximately 3/4th of the global electronics manufacturing industries. North America, due to its high-tech forensic and medical applications leads the market for UV LEDs. After the grand success of the CFL lights, light emitting diode is the next buzzing technology in the general lighting industry. Absence of hazardous liquid mercury and power efficiency has allowed LED to successfully penetrate the market and has outdone CFL lighting in the commercial market. It is anticipated that LED lights would command about 20% share of the global lighting market by 2020. This will be equivalent to 2/3rd of the revenue for LED. However, the demand for basic LED in backlighting applications would decline as OLED broadens its horizon of applications and would eventually supersede basic LED based mobile displays.

Global Packaged GaN LED Market to Grow at 8.02% CAGR by 2018
September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014 ReportsnReports.com offers "Global Packaged GaN LED Market 2014-2018" research report in its store. Packaged GaN LEDs are a type of LEDs that have an encapsulation made of an optical lens, bonding wire, electrode, and resin. Packaged GaN LEDs were invented in Japan by Nichia in 1993 and were made available in the market in the late 1990s. These LEDs are widely used for general lighting applications in residential complexes, offices, retail stores, hospitals, and industries, and also used for outdoor lighting applications. Compared to other types of LEDs, packaged GaN LEDs have some unique advantages including high luminosity and power efficiency. However, their main disadvantage is the high cost compared to standard LEDs.

EIZO releases FlexScan EV2455 and FlexScan EV2450 IPS monitors
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: EIZO Corporation, a manufacturer of computer displays, has released the FlexScan EV2455 and FlexScan EV2450 IPS monitors for business environments such as trading rooms, back offices and control rooms.

LG LED Smart Projector PF85U
September 16, 2014
The LG SmartProjector PF85U ($1,299.99) is an interesting device. You can think of it as a 1080p home-entertainment projector with a built-in smart TV or as a smart TV that happens to use a projector as its display. Either way, it combines a small, lightweight projector with both a TV tuner and LG Smart TV user interface. Connect it to a network that's connected to the Internet, and you can use the smart TV menu to watch video from Netflix and other websites. The combination of features makes thePF85U an intriguing possibility at the very least, and a potentially excellent choice for rooms with low light levels. A key limitation for the projector is its brightness level, at a rated 1,000 lumens. In comparison, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema2030-our Editors' Choice 1080p home-entertainment projector-is a veritable light cannon, at 2,000 lumens.

ASUS launches new X99-E WS CEB workstation motherboard
September 15, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., which manufactures and markets computer motherboards, interface cards, notebook computers, and other related products, or ASUS, has launched X99-E WS, a new compact electronics bay, or CEB, workstation motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset and with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCI Express 3.0 x16 speed for graphics power.

Daktronics partners with SU to install LED display at A. W. Mumford Stadium
September 11, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Daktronics, Inc., a supplier of electronic scoreboards, display systems and related marketing services, has partnered with Southern University and A&M College, or SU, and the SU System Foundation to install a new LED video display at A. W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for Jaguars football games.

August 01, 2014
FULL TEXT 3D Sensor The APS3D is a smart high-resolution sensor that acquires, processes and evaluates data to enhance 3D robot automation. Data is acquired through stereo measurement, triangulation and phase-shiftillumination. Sensor software allows single-touch scans at different resolutions and working distances. Evaluation is immediate and produces a good or bad result. The device offers four fields of view, multiple scan modes for various surfaces, and an intuitive guided menu. It requires no additional PC and little training. ISRA Vision Systems Inc.

July 01, 2014
FULL TEXT High-Strength Terminal Does Not Require Soldering This new crimp ear design for electrical ter- minals exceeds UL 310 specifications and can be crimped on stranded and solid wire using high-speed applicators. Eliminating the need for soldering and welding processes, termi- nals featuring this open-barrel crimp ear can be made from a wide range of clad and inlaid alloys in configurations from 0.008 to 0.9 inch thick with tolerances to ±0.002 inch, depend- ing upon the materials and specific design. Supplied as a continuous strip on reels, the design is available in brass, tinned brass, nick- el-plated steel, copper-plated steel, tinned steel bearing bronze, phosphor-bronze, beryllium- copper, and high temperature alloys. ETCO Inc.


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