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Netherlands gets world’s first nation-wide IoT network
The Netherlands has become the first country in the world to implement a nation-wide long range (LoRa) network for the Internet of Things.
Proposed IoT testbed for the manufacturing industry
Hitachi has announced that along with Mitsubishi Electric and Intel (Japan), it proposed and received approval for the Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA PaaS) Testbed in the field of next-generation factories at the Industrial Internet Consortium.
Driverless cars are one step closer
Location cloud company, Here, has announced a step forward in the efforts to drive a global standard for vehicle-to-cloud data, a development which brings the promise of automated vehicles closer to reality.
Schneider Electric wins Intersolar Award for Innovation: Outstanding Solar Project
Schneider Electric has won the 2016 Intersolar Award for Innovation in the Outstanding Solar Projects category.
Scitech now distributing Ximea products
Scitech has been appointed the authorised distributor for the Ximea range of cameras in Australia and New Zealand.
Inverter for solar power installations
ABB has announced the PVS980 central inverter, a component for solar installations that converts direct current (DC) produced in solar panels into alternating current (DC) for use by electrical grids.
Cloud based data system wins innovation award
Reflex’s cloud based data platform Reflexhub-IQ was awarded the both the Most Innovative Collaborative Technology and the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Innovation at this year’s WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) INCITE Awards.
The evolution of battery technology
The Battery Series is a five-part infographic series that explores what investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications.
Safety laser scanner wins 2016 Red Dot Award: Product Design
Chosen from a pool of 5,200 products and innovations, Sick’s microScan3 has received the Red Dot Award, an international award recognising outstanding design quality.
Changing plant operating trends creating opportunities for machine monitoring technology
According to analysts from Technavio, the global machine condition monitoring market will reach US$1.8 billion by 2020, driven by changes in industrial plant operations.
Tiny ingestible sensors could revolutionise medicine
Currently in development, “origami robots” could help treat patients with internal maladies.
Newly-developed camera could change medical and industrial processes
Using 3D printing, German engineers have developed a micro-camera that could change the future of both medical testing and industrial processes.
Cellular NB-IoT module
u-blox has announced the availability of its SARA-N2 Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) module, which the company claims is the world’s first cellular radio module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13 Narrowband IoT standard.
Robot smart camera
The newly-released Eyecheck series from Eye Vision Technology offers a combination of smart camera and evaluation and processing software, called EyeVision.
How Brexit could affect the engineering industry
There are great concerns about the potential effect of Brexit on the engineering industry, particularly in regard to free movement of engineers and scientific research funding.
New chip design improves parallel programming
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) will soon present a new chip which should make parallel programs more efficient and easier to write.
Transponder coded safety switch
Euchner has expanded its range of transponder-coded safety switches with the CEM-AR-C40, which features solenoid and integrated evaluation electronics.
Solar aircraft travels the world
An entirely solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse, yesterday completed a 71-hour transatlantic flight from New York to Seville in the course of its round-the-world journey.
All-in-one RFID reader
Balluff has introduced the BIS M-4008, which is an all-in-one RFID reader with an integrated processor.
Wieland has upgraded its safety controller Samos PRO COMPACT with the new SP-DIO module, with standard inputs and outputs.