Edge Computing, Embedded Systems
Kanata, Ontario, Canada— QNX Software Systems Ltd. (QSSL) has introduced QNX RTOS support for the Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) from Citrix Systems Inc. With the ICA software client for QNX, users see and work only with the application's interface; the application executes 100% on a Citrix WinFrame or MetaFrame server.
Itasca, Ill.— Fluoroseal "FE" Severe Service Plug Valve is designed for use in critical chemical processing applications with toxic and lethal services. The valve includes live loaded secondary and tertiary stem seals to eliminate fugitive emissions through the stem seal. Tested in the laboratory and field, "FE" valve is said to exceed the requirements of the U.
San Jose, Calif.— Cell Computing Inc. and VenturCom announced the availability of their new Windows CE board support package (BSP) for the Cell CardPC micro-motherboard. It lets embedded system designers design applications using the Microsoft Windows CE operating system and the industry's smallest Intel Pentium motherboard.
Lincoln, Neb.— Pro II X 3A is a 3A-approved capacitance probe for food-grade applications. It can be used in liquids, solids, and slurries. RF interference is eliminated by operating at below RF range. The probes hold calibration of better than one picofarad over a temperature range of –40 to 185 °F.
Palo Alto, Calif. —Jupiter-MM boards supply up to 50 W to mobile PC/104 embedded systems. Input voltages are 8 to 30 V dc with output provided directly to PC/104 bus connectors as well as an auxiliary connector for external tapping. Both dual output (+5, +12) and quad output (+5, +12, –5, [-12]) versions are available.
With year 2000 less than 355 days away, your facility and business should be well underway with software accessment and remediation efforts.Major manufacturers have to communicate the Y2K message to a number of audiences: employees, shareholders, and customers. While messages may differ, internally and externally, if adequate plans aren't in place, the majority of post-2000 communications...
Hamilton, Bermuda, and Harrisburg, Pa.— In a classic white knight-to-the-rescue scenario, Tyco International Ltd. stated Nov. 23 it plans to buy AMP Inc. for at least $11.3 billion—apparently saving AMP from the clutches of a four-month hostile takeover bid by Allied Signal. Assuming it's trading between $60 and $67 per share, Tyco will trade .
Exton, Pa. —New magnetic inductive proximity switch mounts outside a pneumatic cylinder detecting a ring magnet on the piston. This solid state sensor is typically more reliable than commonly used reed switches. The switch can be used with any pneumatic cylinder with a nonferrous body. This IP 67 three-wire dc device has a 300 mA current rating with short circuit, overload, and reverse p...
GSE Klieverik BV (the Netherlands) recently selected Steeplechase Software's PC-based control software as the standard control solution for its dispensing systems. The company formerly used a DOS-based control system for its paint dispensing systems, but found it wasn't flexible and cost-effective for its customers.
A new North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) replacing the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system has been published and is now available from the federal superintendent of documents. This system will allow business marketers to classify customers and prospects by industry type.