Vending machines go high-tech with wireless, Web-based systems

April 19, 2011

Vending machines are getting a lot smarter — and tougher to shake down. Machines equipped with wireless, web-based monitoring systems are not only helping the $20 billion American vending industry sell more products, they’re also helping to stop thieves. “It’s an old industry with more of a new start, so to say,” said Mark Brenner, […]


BTI Systems Delivers Service Innovation for Russia & CIS Telecoms

April 19, 2011

Posted on: Monday, 18 April 2011, 09:31 CDT OTTAWA, Ontario, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BTI Systems, an innovator in packet optical networking for metropolitan networks, today announced it has increased its market penetration in the high-growth telecom sector of Russia and CIS. Driven by the increased use of IP communications services in the region, […]


Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

April 19, 2011

When Cisco released the Valet Plus ($90, 4.5 stars), it had raised the bar for wireless router setup. Other vendors, I predicted, were sure to follow suit. Since then, most of the newer routers on the market feature the same sort of easy setup, making routers simpler than ever for the average home user to […]


Amped Wireless Unveils the A/V Net Connect to Connect Your Home A/V Devices to the Internet

April 19, 2011

Amped Wireless unveils the A/V Net Connect: Home WiFi Network Bridge for Audio and Video Devices. The A/V Net Connect provides home network connectivity for your Internet-ready A/V devices such as Blu-ray players, game consoles and televisions. Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Amped Wireless is a leading manufacturer of high power, long range […]


TI aims to bring wireless charging to more devices with smallest receiver chip to date

April 19, 2011

Texas Instruments introduces industry’s smallest wireless power receiver chipEasily integrates wireless charging technology into new and existing portable electronics DALLAS, April, 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced its next generation of wireless power technology, which is 80-percent smaller than TI’s previous receiver chip. The tiny, highly integrated device makes […]


Matrix Design Group, LLC: Matrix Carbon Monoxide Sensor Passes Advanced Performance Testing, Receives NRTL Listing …

April 19, 2011

NEWBURGH, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Matrix Design Group, LLC (Matrix), a subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP), announced today that the Matrix WAMS-S1000 Permissible Wireless Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring Sensor has been listed by Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). With this listing, the WAMS-S1000 fully complies with 30 CFR 75.351 set forth by the […]


Portable devices' built-in motion sensors improve data rates on wireless networks

April 19, 2011

ScienceDaily (Apr. 13, 2011) — For most of the 20th century, the paradigm of wireless communication was a radio station with a single high-power transmitter. As long as you were within 20 miles or so of the transmitter, you could pick up the station. With the advent of cell phones, however, and even more so […]


MIT uses smartphone motion sensors to improve wireless connectivity

April 19, 2011

Wireless communication has shifted over the years, from widespread radio access to limited range WiFi and cell coverage. For example, when someone carrying a mobile phone moves between networks, a “handoff” is performed – meaning, one drops and another picks up the signal. Clearly these handoffs aren’t always smooth, as mobile phones go in and […]