HMIs and Operator Interfaces
GE's GFG500 Gigabit Ethernet Video Processor and the MCP500 Processor use the Tilera TILEPro64 many-core processor to compensate for demanding video and network processing in harsh environments by UAV's and ground vehicles.
Bourns Inc.'s new panel control models, the Model 54 and 56, are extensions of the Model 51/53. They include a push-pull and rotary switch and are designed for medical, industrial and avionics applications.
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The Department of Energy is using Invensys Operations Management's SimSci-Esscor DYNSIM high-fidelity simulator to train operators for future integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants.