The idea of a fridge that orders butter and cheese by itself has been around for some
time now, but this standard example for a Smart Home has not yet become reality.
On the other hand, other networked applications have long since made their
appearance, and more are coming every day. This means that suppliers have to
commit themselves: On which wireless standards should I concentrate my efforts?
Andreas Mangler, Head of Strategic Marketing at Rutronik, together with Bichvan Tang, Product Sales Manager, attended the IWIS conference in Chemnitz (Germany). In cooperation with authors from the Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Mangler also contributed and presented a specialist article on HESS.
Keyboards and keypads have gone out of fashion, and touchscreens are now what it's all about? No way! Electromechanical input systems are still being used in a wide variety of areas. Keyboards and keypads of different kinds and design are available. So the question arises: Which system is the right one?
When Li-ion batteries age, their performance drops. Current methods still require complex instrumented laboratory-based tests to determine how quickly and to which degree this occurs. In contrast, a procedure developed by Chemnitz University of Technology now enables quick and precise diagnosis. It ensures the reliable determination of the state of health (SoH) and the remaining useful life (RUL) of Li-ion...
Threats resulting from new technologies regularly make the headlines – whether thefts of vehicles with Keyless Go, illicit surveillance scandals, data theft, disclosure of passwords on the Internet, or phishing attacks. However, the greatest damage is in most cases not suffered by the users: Once negative publicity has stuck to a product, or a manufacturer, it becomes a serious threat to the business....