Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Developments to watch: Google Glass
Developments to watch: Google Glass

Thinking this might be a possible future for human-machine interfaces, I finally tried Google Glass, after seeing several demonstrations. (See short video clip above and images and comments below.) Our local Gail Borden Public Library bought a pair of glasses for $1,500. During heavy use by many patrons... Read More

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Advanced display console is designed for plant operators
Advanced display console is designed for plant operators

Honeywell  Process Solutions' Experion Orion Console is an advanced display technology is designed to help plant operators solve process issues while working on a platform that... Read More

Selecting protocol conversion gateways
Selecting protocol conversion gateways

Think of a candy store: there are hundreds of flavor types and combinations including chocolate malt balls, peanut butter/chocolate candy bars, orange/grape soft chews-virtually any combination of... Read More

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Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 2-8
Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 2-8

1. Programming PLCs: Keep the documentation clear and simple Poor programmable logic controller documentation and housekeeping can lead to unnecessary troubleshooting and downtime. Keep it simple... Read More

Is U.S. dominance in military robotics starting to crumble?
Is U.S. dominance in military robotics starting to crumble?

Besides comparing Chinese and American unmanned flying robots that can land on an aircraft carrier, and Chinese, Israeli, and American Reaper look-alike high-flying surveillance bombers,... Read More

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Products
Panel PC features all-in-one HMI and controller
Panel PC features all-in-one HMI and controller

Beckhoff's CP6606-0001-0020 Panel PC combines a full color 7-in. TFT touch screen display... Read More

Microcontroller with integrated hardware encryption
Microcontroller with integrated hardware encryption

Microchip Technology's PIC24F "GB2" microcontrollers (MCUs) are designed to enbale... Read More

Smart module with Bluetooth capability
Smart module with Bluetooth capability

Microchip Technology's RN4020 Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module carries both worldwide... Read More

Servo terminal for EtherCAT IO systems
Servo terminal for EtherCAT IO systems

Beckhoff's EL7211 servomotor EtherCAT terminal is designed to offer a servo drive with an... Read More

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