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Knowles Updates on MEMS Microphone Shipments
July 29, 2014
Knowles Corp. reported the shipping of its two millionth MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) microphone for hearing instruments.

Software Toolbox Takes Wraps Off TOP Server Version 5.15
July 29, 2014
Software Toolbox said it has released TOP Server Version 5.15, with new features that are especially relevant for users in the manufacturing, building automation, and energy management sectors. Powered by Kepware, TOP Server is Software Toolbox's OPC and native HMI device connectivity software application, offering more than 130 different device drivers and plug-04006006, the Company noted in its release. TOP Server Version 5.15 expands the Omron Suite with the new Omron NJ Ethernet driver. The Omron NJ Ethernet driver utilizes the EtherNet/IP protocol for communications with Omron's new Sysmac NJ series of controllers.

Flow Control Magazine Wins 2014 APEX Award for Blog Series.
July 28, 2014
  Birmingham, Ala. (PRWEB) July 28, 2014       Flow Control magazine, a leading trade journal for industrial fluid handling professionals, was honored for "Best Blog Series," for its collection of blog posts from its 2013 Pump Guy Seminars in Decatur, Ala., and Chicago, written by Flow Control Director of Content, Matt Migliore. This is the eighth APEX "Award of Excellence" Flow Control has received since 2006.           "We are proud to be among this year's APEX 'Award of Excellence' winners," said Migliore. "Our FlowStream Blog serves as a great companion to our website and monthly magazine, providing pertinent and timely industry information to our online readers. We are thrilled our Pump Guy Seminar blog series was recognized and look forward to continuing to offer practical information for engineers, maintenance professionals and operators who work not only with pumps, but also with valves, flowmeters and other industrial fluid handling equipment and instrumentation."             In the winning blog series, "5 Interesting Things I Heard Today at the Pump Guy Seminar," Migliore recounts the daily highlights of Flow Control's popular training program presented by renowned pump specialist and long-time Flow Control contributor Larry Bachus, aka "The Pump Guy," during the January 2013 seminar in Decatur, Ala.

CS &A Releases a New Limited Focused Market Report for 32KHz References and Real Time Clocks; Report
July 27, 2014
  (PRWEB) July 27, 2014             CS &A LLC (Consulting Services & Associates LLC), today announced the release of its newest Market Report Focused in Semiconductor Timing…32 KHz and Real Time Clocks (RTC's).

North County Plumbing in Atascadero Reminds Residents to Check for Leaks and Conserve Water over the Summer Months.
July 26, 2014
  Atascadero, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2014         To help celebrate summer 2014, the friendly professionals at North County Plumbing, an Atascadero plumber, are offering timely tips to help their existing and new customers throughout San Luis Obispo County conserve water, avoid costly water damage, and find help in a hurry when emergencies arise.           With water shortages topping the headlines throughout most of California, the urgency to conserve this precious resource has given rise to a new way of thinking for home and business owners when it comes to maintaining their property.       "Water is a vital resource and, with rainfall levels remaining low, we have all become more aware of how even a small leak can lead to waste, loss and damage over time," says North County Plumbing Owner Paul Garcia. Local, family-owned and operated, the business has provided service throughout San Luis Obispo County since 1997. "During the summer months, we tend to see an increased number of broken water pipes throughout the county."           The reason for this increase, according to Garcia, is the sometimes-drastic changes in temperature that often occur – it's not unusual for a homeowner in Atascadero or Paso Robles to experience 40-degree weather in the early morning hours and then feel the outside temperature rise to 98 by mid-afternoon.

Cartell Announces Record Sales for Company; Financial report
July 25, 2014
  Salunga, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014           Preferred Technologies Group, maker of Cartell vehicle detection equipment since 1975, announces an increase of 20% going into its third quarter in comparison with sales this time last year. Overall for the year, sales are 10% higher than last year.

Sprint LivePro
July 24, 2014
Part mobile hotspot, part projector, and part Android tablet, the ZTE-made Sprint LivePro ($449.99 or $299.99 with a two-year contract) is an audacious digital multi-tool. This Franken-device made its debut at CES, where it simultaneously left us in awe and scratching our heads. It's a self-contained, portable presentation room or home theater, depending on your needs. But is it an unholy matrimony of mobile tech, or are ZTE and Sprint onto something? For the vast majority of people, the LivePro will simply be too expensive and not useful enough to justify the cost. If you need a hotspot, grab the Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot, our reigning Editors' Choice on Sprint. If you need a portable projector, check out the AAXA P4-X Pico Projector, another Editors' Choice. But if you do find yourself constantly on the road, giving impromptu presentations or entertaining unruly kids, the LivePro could be a godsend, thanks to its no-hassle, all-in-one design.

Panasonic Toughpad 4K Performance (UT-MA6)
July 21, 2014
When Panasonic first showed off the Toughpad 4K at CES, we were gobsmacked. Incredible 4K resolution on a huge screen! A portable tablet design! It was exciting because the Panasonic Toughpad 4K was unlike anything else we had seen: a large-screen tablet, with rugged business utility built in. Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves a bit stymied for many of the same reasons. The Panasonic Toughpad 4K Performance (UT-MA6) ($6,999 as tested) is ostensibly made for professionals, but it's anodd product that doesn't fit neatly into any oneproduct category.

Acer C205
July 18, 2014
The Acer C205 ($349) is designed for businesspeople who need to give presentations in small rooms. This modestly priced, palmtop-size projector is highly portable, but its connection choices are limited to HDMI and MHL. Although it's brighter than the Editors' Choice AAXA P4-X Pico Projector, the AAXA has better image quality for both data and video, and more connection choices including the ability to project from microSD cards and USB thumb drives. The C205 is an LED-based DLP projector with a rated brightness of 200 lumens and native WVGA (854-by-480) resolution. Acer claims a lamp life of up to 20,000 hours in Standard mode and 30,000 hours in Eco mode, so the light source should last the lifetime of the projector.

DFT Studies of Biphenyl Derivatives, Potential Application as Chiral Dopants for Liquid Crystals
June 30, 2014
Summary: High polarization power may be achieved by designing dopants with chiral cores having polar functional groups that are conformationally more restricted when confined to the zigzag binding site of the (smectic) SmC host. Axially chiral biphenyls having conformationally restricted and unresticted cores were investigated for dipole moment at B3LYP/6-31G(d) method of DFT(density functional theory). It was reflected from the computed data that the dipole moment of conformationally restricted biphenyl cores containing dioxolane and dithiolane bridge was more compared to the conformationally unrestricted biphenyl core. Overall we have investigated the dipole moment of nineteen biphenyl derivatives having substituents at different positions. Key words: Liquid crystal, Biphenyl, Dipole moment Introduction


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