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Micro Digital Announces No-cost RTOS Learning Kits.
August 29, 2014
  Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014       Computer Science schools in the U.S. have been neglecting to teach the basic skills needed for embedded systems and RTOS programming. Instead, their graduates' experience is mostly limited to Linux. Although good for many things, Linux is not the tool best suited to moderate-size embedded systems with hard real-time and small size requirements. Using an RTOS is much simpler and produces better results.       With the coming of IoT, the shortage of skilled RTOS programmers will only get worse.       SMX(R) is one of a few RTOSes that have been available for over two decades. It has met the test of time. In recent years we have been making significant improvements to the smx kernel, rewriting the manuals, and creating an extensive library of good examples, called esmx. smx is now very capable and small, making it ideal for moderate-size embedded products, with tight cost and performance constraints.     In view of the growing shortage of skilled RTOS programmers, we have recognized that smx is an ideal RTOS learning tool. The examples in esmx actually run and programmers can step through them and also make experimental modifications, while reading related descriptions in the tutorial smx user's guide. The debugger with the smxAware plug-in provide a good view of what is happening.     In consideration of the foregoing, we are pleased to announce the release of Free SMX RTOS Learning Kits (L-Kits) for non-commercial purposes such as RTOS study, class projects, system prototypes, experimentation, etc. L-Kits are fully functional versions of smx that run on ultra-low-cost boards popular in the DIY / maker community, from vendors such as STMicro and TI.

NetCracker Enters Into Agreement with Cable South Media III
August 29, 2014
NetCracker Technology reported that Cable South Media III has agreed to a multi-year extension of its hosted managed services agreement for NetCracker's fully hosted order-to-cash solution.

EJL Wireless Research adds the Ericsson FDD/TDD LTE +GSM Unit to its DesigN Analysis Infrastructure; DNA-I series of teardown reports.
August 29, 2014
  Salem, NH (PRWEB) August 29, 2014           EJL Wireless Research is announcing a new report within its proprietary DNA-I series, an Ericsson FDD/TDD LTE+GSM DUS 31 01 multi-mode eNodeB.       "This is our first opportunity to look into the multi-mode digital baseband unit for Ericsson's RBS6000 platform. The DUS is the convergence of the first generation DUL unit for LTE and the DUG unit for GSM. Specifically, the DUS 31 01 versions offers mobile operators a 2x capacity increase as compared with the DUL 20 01 along with the ability to free up one DU slot within the RBS6000 cabinet" said founder and President, Earl Lum.

EJL Wireless Research adds the Ericsson FDD/TDD LTE +GSM Unit to its DesigN Analysis Infrastructure; DNA-I series of teardown reports.
August 29, 2014
  Salem, NH (PRWEB) August 29, 2014           EJL Wireless Research is announcing a new report within its proprietary DNA-I series, an Ericsson FDD/TDD LTE+GSM DUS 31 01 multi-mode eNodeB.       "This is our first opportunity to look into the multi-mode digital baseband unit for Ericsson's RBS6000 platform. The DUS is the convergence of the first generation DUL unit for LTE and the DUG unit for GSM. Specifically, the DUS 31 01 versions offers mobile operators a 2x capacity increase as compared with the DUL 20 01 along with the ability to free up one DU slot within the RBS6000 cabinet" said founder and President, Earl Lum.

Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation; IPIN Market 2014 – 2018 Global Forecasts and Analysis at ReportsnReports.com.
August 29, 2014
  Texas, Dallas (PRWEB) August 29, 2014       In a scenario where people spend more than 80 percent of their time indoors or inside closed establishments, it is very important to have a technology that can help them navigate within large buildings. IPIN system provides a solution for the same. IPIN technologies make use of sensors, magnetic positioning, and BLE technology to accurately track users inside closed spaces. IPIN can greatly help people navigate through sprawling establishments such as hospitals, museums, and university campuses.     The analysts forecast the Global Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) Market to grow at a CAGR of 48.37 percent over the period 2013-2018.           Covered in this Report           The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global IPIN market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated through the usage of IPIN technologies worldwide, the annual sales of beacons and platforms, and the sales of indoor positioning test equipment.

Uniweld to Participate in the AHR Expo Mexico Tradeshow to Be Held at Centro Banamex in Mexico City, September 23 - 25, 2014.CM Uniweld Products Inc.
August 28, 2014
  Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014   Uniweld will display their full range of HVACR tools which include refrigeration manifolds, gauges, hoses, vacuum pumps, brazing equipment, hand held brazing torches, tubing tools and nitrogen equipment, along with other related accessories for the industry at the AHR Expo Mexico Tradeshow.       The new products introduced by Uniweld in 2014 to the HVACR industry will be the focal point of the products to be displayed. Among these products are the revolutionary EZ Turn™ hoses which quickly are being recognized by HVACR technicians as an industry changer. Uniweld will also have on display its newly introduced NV1 NitroVue nitrogen flow indicator which simplifies the purging process, as well as compliments the brazing process to eliminate internal oxidation of copper tubes. With the NitroVue visual orange float ball, this helps the technician to conserve nitrogen consumption and reduce operating cost.           Uniweld Products, Inc.

City sues man over his "˜unfit' residence
August 28, 2014
Some of Joseph Regoli's neighbors are happy the city of Pittsburgh agrees that his debris-surrounded house is a fire hazard that lures vermin and poses a risk to public health. Others see him as a harmless eccentric who protects himself by keeping hundreds of cardboard boxes piled against the windows and dozens of paper plates on the sidewalk with handwritten warnings: "No Trespassing," "Keep Out" and "Stay Away." A week after neighbors say Regoli turned away a convoy "” front loader, a number of city workers and trucks accompanied by police "” Pittsburgh officials went before an Allegheny County Common Pleas Court judge on Tuesday to force the Perry South resident to clean up his property on Maple Avenue or move out because the house is a "haven for vermin" and "unfit for human habitation."

Waterville Valley water system upgrade continues
August 27, 2014
65 percent complete: The $3.7 million multiyear project is expected to be completed next year. WATERVILLE VALLEY -- The town is nearing substantial completion of a multiyear, multimillion dollar upgrade and expansion of its municipal water system.As of Monday, the $3.7 million project was between 65 to 70 percent complete, said Town Manager Mark Decoteau, and it will be finished sometime next spring.Working with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, town leaders decided to embark on the project to meet the "peak" demands of the Waterville Valley water system, whose lines connect every property in this resort community and which provides all water for drinking and fire suppression.On a peak day, the water system serves between 3,000 and 4,000 users, said Decoteau.A rule of thumb, the ideal production capacity of a municipal water supply is whether "peak use" can be met if the primary source is taken offline, Decoteau said. When Waterville Valley took its top-producing well offline, the two other wells on the Mad River could not meet the demand, leading to the current project which entails digging a new well and running a mile-long line from it to an existing treatment building.The waterline runs beneath a recreational trail that will be widened, improved and that by next year should show no signs of being disturbed, said Decoteau. The project, which also includes relocating a sewer line and installing some 600 water meters that will allow the tracking of water-use patterns, is being managed for the town by CMA Engineers of Manchester and Portsmouth.Decoteau said the town's newest well, located in the White Mountain National Forest, will produce up to 300 gallons per minute and will be used on an as-needed basis.

Pentax Announces Newest K-Mount DSLR Camera – the K-S1, Available for Pre-Order Now at Adorama.
August 27, 2014
  New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2014         Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, now has available for pre-order the newest K-mount DSLR camera from Pentax, the K-S1. This new camera and its accessories can be found online at http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=IPXKS1*. The body retails for USD 749.95. An available one-lens kit includes an 18-55mm lens and retails for USD 799.95. Also an option is the two-lens kit with an 18-55mm and a 50-200mm zoom lens included for USD 899.95.             Whether new to photography or a skilled enthusiast, the K-S1 offers photographers the ability to take their imaging to the next level. This standard-class model incorporates new elements that optimize digital innovations, such as a modern design and an inventive interface system.

Cartell Agrees to Provide Service to the Winland Vehicle Alert Systems.
August 27, 2014
  Salunga, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014         Cartell and Winland Electronics have been in the same industry for decades, both offering driveway alarms based on the same (magnetometer) technology. Management at Cartell heard from a mutual distributor that Winland decided to suspend making its driveway alert systems in order to concentrate on its other product lines. Cartell approached Winland, offering to provide technical and repair support for their products currently in the field.     Products between the two manufacturers were exchanged and extensive testing done to compare, contrast and discern product compatibility. It was determined that Cartell's line of products can replace Winland's. A relationship was formed as it was determined Cartell could indeed supply the customer support needed to both troubleshoot and replace defective Winland Vehicle Alert products in the field. Since then, Winland's technical support team has been re-directing all support needs to Cartell.         On this subject, Jonathan Bohannon, President/CEO of Cartell, has said, "We regret that Winland has stopped making its Vehicle Alert product line, but understand their desire to go in a different production direction. Winland has for years made a reliable product and we are glad to be able to supply support for those who have installed Winland products in the past. I am humbled by Winland's confidence in Cartell and wish them much success."


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