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MiraMEMS Debuts eCompass
October 17, 2014
MiraMEMS unveiled an eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer, which is pin to pin compatible with the g-sensor family and can provide a gyroscope feature with software supported.

Fuller Oil files suit against FairPoint
October 16, 2014
System breakdown blamed: Suit says the company's telecommunication system failure directly contributed to the oil company's current problems. BRENTWOOD -- Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Company filed a lawsuit against FairPoint Communications and five other companies, accusing it of causing a "catastrophic telecommunication system failure" that prevented the oil company from communicating with scores of unhappy customers last winter.

FloLogic Inc. Launches New "FloLogic System 3.5" for Indoor, Outdoor and Now Below Grade Installations.ID Technology installation instructions
October 15, 2014
  Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014         Homeowners, business owners, builders, property managers, plumbers, home and commercial building automation integrators, insurance providers, condo associations and all others in search of a robust automatic water monitoring and shutoff system that's ideal for indoor, outdoor and now below grade installations, can now eliminate the risk of an uncontrolled water leak with FloLogic Inc.'s new FloLogic System 3.5.           "Water damage due to plumbing failures and freezing pipes is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States today, costing consumers, business owners and the insurance industry billions of dollars each year," commented FloLogic's Chuck De Smet. "Plus, catastrophic property damage is the most preventable claim in the insurance industry today, and that's why the FloLogic System 3.5 isn't just sensible, but essential. Whether the leak is major or minor, the FloLogic System constantly protects property from costly water damage, while eliminating high water bills due to leaks. That's why the FloLogic System is known as 'the circuit breaker for every plumbing system™'"             The FloLogic System 3.5 features an Apollo(R) cast bronze ball valve is designed for outdoor installations particularly throughout the Sunbelt where concrete slab construction is dominant.

DTE hits major smart meter milestone
October 15, 2014
DTE Energy has installed its 2 millionth smart meter, putting it ahead of schedule in bringing the latest meter technology to its customers.

The global microbolometer IR detector market is expected to reach $946.0 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor.EE 680 Labor Distribution by Employer
October 15, 2014
  (PRWEB) October 15, 2014         The global microbolometer IR detector market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is valued at $390.0 million in 2014, and is expected to reach $946.0 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 19.3% from 2014 to 2019.     Browse through the TOC of the global microbolometer IR detector market report, to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.           http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/microbolometer-ir-detector-reports-2519106764.html     Uncool-ed infrared detectors are now available with many significant technological advances, improved reliability, lower cost, and better manufacturability. One of the primary types of uncool-ed detectors in use today is the microbolometer, which is based on a Microelectromechanical system (MEMS). With the advent of MEMS technology, microbolometers are spreading their roots in consumer markets such as mobile phones, tablets, printer heads, and hard disks as microbolometers are being used for temperature measurement inside. Gesture recognition applications from smart TVs and tablets are also expected to drive the growth of this market. MEMS technology is available at low cost and is also being used in diverse markets such as security, appliances, and industrial applications.         The cost of microbolometers would reduce drastically during the forecast period of 2014-2019 mainly due to the product development.

The Latin American Motion Sensor market report is expected to reach $201.4 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor.
October 14, 2014
  (PRWEB) October 14, 2014         The Latin American Motion Sensor market report defines and segments the concerned market in Latin America with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued $56.6 million in 2013, and is expected to reach $201.4 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 28.9% from 2013 to 2018.           Browse through the TOC of the Latin American Motion Sensor market report, to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of motion sensor market, and is supported by various tables and figures.       http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/latin-america-motion-sensor-4736767043.html       Motion sensors are specially programmed components that help to sense or detect movement and provide a certain response as a signal or a physical condition. It can be seen as a replacement for the traditional micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensors. The market is now on the rise due to increase in the use of motion sensor enabled smart phones, tablets, medical equipment's, military & aerospace devices, and industrial machineries. Motion sensors technology is in great demand with motion sensors enabled consumer electronics devices such as smartphones & tablets. As a result, a majority of the consumer electronic device manufacturers tend to integrate these sensors to enhance their value proposition.           Speak to Analyst @     http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/contact/4736767043-speak_to_analyst.html       Latin America is an emerging market for motion sensor, due to low manufacturing cost, cheap labor, and presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Countries contributing towards Latin American motion sensor market are Brazil and Argentina.

Favi J6-LED-Pico Projector With AirPlay and Miracast
October 10, 2014
The Favi J6-LED-Pico Projector with AirPlay and Miracast ($349) is a good companion for a smartphone or tablet. This pico projector allows wireless projection of content from the screens of Miracast-certified devices (primarily ones running Android), no Wi-Fi network required. It can also project content from iOS devices, though setup is a little trickier. Anatomy of a Micro-Projector Pico projectors are generally defined as those that can comfortably fit into a shirt pocket. The J6 is large as such, sticking out of my pocket like a nerd pack. Nonetheless, it's still tiny, measuring 0.6 by 5.7 by 3.1 inches (HWD). It's similar in size to the Editors' Choice AAXA P4-X Pico Projector , although it's thinner. It weighs a mere 7.3 ounces. It comes with a small power adapter that connects via a USB cable. Inside is a 4,000mAh rechargeable battery that Favi says can project for 2 hours between charges.

Hands On: Lenovo's Giant, Projector-Packing Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
October 09, 2014
Lenovo trotted out three new Yoga Tablets for this year, and while the unorthodox design remains unchanged, the company introduced a clevertrick for the newest flexible Android slate. The familiar 8- and 10-inch models make a return, but the newest member of the Yoga Tablet family ventures out into the still unproven world of plus-sized tablets. With a 13-inch screen and a built-in pico projector, the newYoga Tablet 2 Pro is ready to be your all-in-one home theater tablet. Read on for our first impressions.

Upgrading VAV Boxes
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT DDC benefits are beyond question, although "repair vs. replace" is a judgment call. VAV terminal units have been widely used for space comfort conditioning over the last 30 plus years. There are many variations on what you will find for boxes from simple shutoff boxes to those with reheat, and either series or parallel fan powered units. VAV boxes provide a great solution for control of comfort with good efficiency and reasonable initial cost.

Driveability Corner
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Finding and fixing evaporative system leaks can be challenging. How you conduct your diagnostic tests and the equipment you use can directly affect the results. In the August column I discussed the issues associated with testing under pressure vs. testing under vacuum. Older smoke machines used pressure and a flow gauge for testing; newer machines have a vacuum/pressure gauge and a throttle/valve assembly. The photo below shows my pressure/vacuum gauge and plumbing setup:


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