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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.

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.

Owning a dog may make older adults fitter
July 24, 2014
"Want to appear 10 years younger? Just buy a dog," is the dubious claim on the Mail Online. A study has found a link between dog ownership and increased physical activity in older adults, but how this is linked to looking younger is unclear. Contrary to the headline, the study did not measure or mention physical appearance. The study actually measured physical activity levels of 547 older adults in Tayside, Scotland. After taking factors such as weather, environment, medical illnesses and socioeconomic status into account, dog owners were 12% more physically active than people who did not own a dog. The authors say that this difference was equivalent to the activity level of someone 10 years younger.

2014/07/24 Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014 Penny-sized inertial sensors, pulsed lasers and tracked lightning strikes are among novel approaches to provide precise location-based insights in GPS-denied areas It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the Global Positioning System (GPS), which provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data for countless military and civilian uses. Thanks in part to early investments that DARPA made to miniaturize GPS technology, GPS today is ubiquitous. It's in cars, boats, planes, trains, smartphones and wristwatches, and has enabled advances as wide-ranging as driverless cars, precision munitions, and automated supply chain management. As revolutionary as GPS has been, however, it has its limitations. GPS signals cannot be received underground or underwater and can be significantly degraded or unavailable during solar storms. More worrisome is that adversaries can jam signals. GPS continues to be vital, but its limitations in some environments could make it an Achilles' heel if warfighters rely on it as their sole source of PNT information. To address this problem, several DARPA programs are exploring innovative technologies and approaches that could eventually provide reliable, highly accurate PNT capabilities when GPS capabilities are degraded or unavailable.

STMicrolectronics disappoints investors despite profits
July 24, 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: French-Italian microchip manufacturer STMicroelectronics reported a switch into profit in its second quarter, but its outlook disappointed investors as the company's shares fell.

New Jersey PR and Digital Marketing Agency lotus823 Welcomes New Client, Healbe™.
July 23, 2014
  Eatontown, NJ (PRWEB) July 23, 2014         Award-winning New Jersey PR and digital marketing agency, lotus823, is pleased to announce the addition of its new client, Healbe™, an innovative leader in whole body health management. In partnering with Healbe™, lotus823 will implement a comprehensive public relations strategy to further increase brand awareness and visibility of The Original 100% Automatic Body Manager, GoBe™.           Healbe™ International Company is a pioneer of FLOW Technology and brands dedicated to making people's lives happier, healthier, and easier. GoBe™, the company's flagship product, provides 100% automatic, continuous insights into all the key parameters of whole-body health, including calorie intake, calories burned, activity, hydration, stress, sleep, heart rate, and blood pressure. The first of its kind, GoBe™ will prove to be a game-changer in the wearable fitness device industry.             "lotus823 could not be happier to have partnered with Healbe™, a company we admire for their evolving, innovative technologies," said David Hernandez, Managing Partner at lotus823. "We look forward to implementing our public relations strategy to increase Healbe™'s brand awareness and to achieve the maximum exposure of GoBe™."           lotus823 was founded in 2010 as a full-service PR and digital marketing agency.

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.


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