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Gas company to install wireless transmitters
July 25, 2014
The Southern California Gas Company will be installing transmitters on residents' natural gas meters in September in south Orange County. The company is about a year ahead of its original plans, public affairs manager Paul Simonds of the Southern California Gas Company said in a presentation to the Ladera Ranch Civic Council on Monday. He told the council the timeline for the company to install the transmitters, which allow the meters to wirelessly send data, has drastically changed.

Analog Devices Finalizes Acquisition of Hittite
July 25, 2014
Analog Devices, Inc. reported it has completed its acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corp. in an all-cash transaction at a purchase price of $78 per share, reflecting a total enterprise value of approximately $2 billion.

Knowles Reports MEMS Microphone Shipments
July 25, 2014
Knowles Corp. reported the shipping of its two millionth MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) microphone for hearing instruments.

Software Toolbox Rolls Out TOP Server Version 5.15
July 25, 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. According to a release from the Company, 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-ins. 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.

PlaceUs tracks user location for family and friends, excludes advertisers
July 24, 2014
Alohar Mobile launched a new app this week called PlaceUs that gives contextually aware location information to a user's small group of family and friends, according to a story at Gigaom.

New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Lighting Chips Markets to Reach over $1.0 Billion by 2019; Report
July 24, 2014
  Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014         The market for LED drivers, MCUs, sensors and other chips used in smart lighting will grow from around $67 million in 2014 to $1.05 billion in 2019. This is according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets titled, "The Markets for Smart Lighting Drivers, Controllers and Sensor Chips – 2014." Based on the broad acceptance of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), of which smart lighting is a part, NanoMarkets has considerably upgraded its long-term forecasts for smart lighting compared with a previous report they issued in 2013.

Legal Notice - INVITATION TO BID
July 20, 2014
INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the construction of the City of Covington's Water Treatment Plant Improvements projects will be received by the City of Covington, Virginia, at Covington City Hall, 333 Locust Street, Covington, Virginia 24426 until 2:00 p.m. local time, on August 12th, 2014, and shortly thereafter the Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud in the City Council Chambers.

Dieselcraft introduces modular tank cleaning system
July 01, 2014
The DieselcraftFPS-8 is a modular tank cleaning system designed for the transfer and/or re-circulating of diesel fuel in diesel vehicles with less than 500-gal. fuel tanks. According to the manufacturer, it removes over 99% of water and large contamination in fuel.

Conditions teetered on explosive in LaPorte
June 12, 2014
LAPORTE - The air in LaPorte's downtown area Tuesday was on the verge of being explosive while natural gas spewed out of a broken line for several hours.

For nursery and fruit tree crops: An Intelligent Sprayer
January 01, 1970
FULL TEXT Conventional spray application in floral, nursery, and other specialty crop production requires exces- sive amounts of pesticide to achieve effective pest control. This excessive pesticide use has economic as well as environmental consequences. To address this prob- lem, our research at the USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit has demonstrated that optimizing the spray coverage, rather than the spray volume, can reduce pesticide use by more than 50% and result in significant production cost savings. Until recently, to achieve the optimum spray coverage required for effective pest and disease control, spray applicators had to follow complex operational guidelines, which could vary for each situation.


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