Smart buildings promise automated control of the buildings’ operations, along with integrated technology for human-machine interactions. Such functionality requires multiple sensors, to which printed/flexible electronics are very well suited due to their low weight and thin-film form factor. Indeed, the building of the future may have printed sensors built into the walls, floor, and ceiling […]
Too small. Too unpleasant for passengers. Zoox, bought by Amazon, makes what it calls a robotaxi, but it looks like a robot shuttle and is a bad compromise of both. As the IDTechEx reports on each explain, a robotaxi is usually an adapted car. Elon Musk expects you to lend your Tesla X to Uber […]
Joe Salemi & Mike Albrecht, ZYGO, Middlefield, CT, USA Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in High Energy Laser (HEL) designs, so it is important that manufacturers are aware of the potential risks when using these materials early in the product development process, thereby avoiding what could be costly and time-consuming […]
By 2030, IDTechEx predicts the augmented, virtual, and mixed reality market to be over $30Bn. With COVID-19 limiting physical interaction, virtual communication and interaction will be the norm for many years to come. Although seen as futuristic by some, augmented, virtual, and mixed reality devices have shown they have an important part to play in […]
A leading restorer of vintage aeroplanes has increased its capacity and ability to produce challenging bespoke parts by investing in a new turning centre from Yamazaki Mazak. Kennet Aviation specialises in the renovation and servicing of historic aeroplanes, including Supermarine Seafires used in World War II, to the stringent standards required by the Civil Aviation […]
Electricity generation from renewable energies is growing on a daily basis and, to integrate their variable nature, energy storage systems are growing in parallel. IDTechEx have investigated the evolution of the energy storage market, forecasting its growth in the next ten years, in the new report: “Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031”.
Advantech will contribute with proven telecom edge server designs that optimize performance per watt while meeting base station hardware reliability, maintainability and environmental needs Taipei, Taiwan, 14th January 2021 – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a global leader in industrial IoT, today announced that it has joined the O-RAN ALLIANCE, a world-wide community of mobile network operators, […]
Ziath has introduced a new version of DataPaq 5 (DP5) – its versatile web-based software product that allows scientists to directly read 2D-barcoded tubes at the point of sample storage or retrieval.
Yeo Valley is one of the biggest and best-loved organic food producers in the UK. It was operating on an iFix SCADA application which was running on legacy hardware. A problem with any one computer would risk bringing the entire production site to a halt. Yeo Valley therefore decided to migrate away from its aging […]
Voice or app controlled smart lighting system offers electrical installers new ways to add value to private residences by providing intuitive, personalised lighting for improved comfort, security and energy efficiency
Do you want to completely integrate your measuring tasks in the manufacturing process – conveniently, easily and with safe collision protection? You can check to ensure that the part is correctly set up, the blank is correctly dimensioned and oriented and also, after machining, that the part doesn’t require any refinishing that wouldn’t otherwise be […]
omlox is the world’s first open locating standard! omlox paves the way to industry 4.0 and supply chain transparency by unifying all locating technologies in one open, interoperable standard. While supporting location technologies like GNSS, 5G/LTE, WIFI, RFID or BLE, omlox has a specific emphasis on ultra-wideband (UWB), as THE rising star in the field. […]