Self-contained, compact photoelectric sensors launched

Banner Engineering introduces its next-generation S18-2 compact photoelectric sensor series. These self-contained, DC-operated sensors provide an economical sensing solution for cost-sensitive and high-volume installations. Built with advanced ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) technology, the diffuse mode S18-2 sensors are resistant to fluorescent light and offer a high level of crosstalk avoidance. These sensors feature a […]

Autofocus for sensor video cameras

Canon announces an upgrade that brings dual pixel CMOS AF functionality (DAF) to its professional EOS C100 camcorder. First launched with the EOS 70D DSLR, dual pixel CMOS AF expands shooting possibilities by providing smooth, fast, high-performance continuous autofocus in large sensor video cameras. The EOS C100 is the first camcorder to feature this technology, […]

Self-contained data centres unveiled

Cannon Technologieshas unveiled a range of configurable and expandable  ISO-compliant self-contained data centres – available in 6, 12 and 13,5 m versions – that are fully turnkey ready. The units are available to Cannon’s global client base immediately. According to the company, the containerised modular data centres are shipped mission-ready – available for clients to, quite […]

Well-positioned for 4G LTE

Gemalto has won a number of innovation awards for its LTE- related platforms. Its LinqUs advanced OTA platform enables networks to smoothly transition to LTE during an evolutionary period of mixed network technologies. The company has also been the leading global technology behind many high-profile commercial LTE deployments, including Verizon and MetroPCS, the first two […]

Four new boards with USB connectivity

National Instruments has announced four new R series boards (USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) with USB connectivity, which help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. These products, based on the LabView Rio architecture, are a result of the company’s continued […]

Full integration of terminal operations

Honeywell recently announced an update to its next generation terminal manager server software built on the Experion platform, offering full integration of fire and gas, closed circuit television, access control, digital video manager and enterprise building integrator systems. Terminal Manager R630 includes the industry’s first configurable workflows for faster set up, setting a new standard […]

Reed element for T-slot cylinder sensors

A reed element now also belongs to Ifm’s family of T-slot cylinder sensors for the AC/DC voltage range up to 120 V. The sensor’s response sensitivity to magnetic field changes is comparable to that of common electronic cylinder sensors. The Ifm sensor can be locked in the T-slot by its self-locking mechanism and the fixing […]

Support of remote monitoring and engineering by customers

As part of its VPS initiative, Yokogawa Electric Corporation has recently released an upgraded VPSRemote service solution for the remote monitoring and general and preventive maintenance of systems. The upgraded VPSRemote now allows users to link their plants around the world and provide operation support and engineering services from specified locations on the network. It […]

Programmable automation controllers

New Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 L2 programmable automation controllers (PACs) from Rockwell Automation are designed to meet the growing need for a higher performance controller in a compact and affordable package. Offering a 40% reduction in required panel space and the same capabilities as the CompactLogix 5370 L3, these controllers will help users build high-performance, more […]

Network utilising cellular radio technology

Athonet has developed a highly distributed and efficient network that utilises UMTS/HSPA, CDMA/EVDO and LTE broadband cellular radio technology but evolves it to conform to a “flat” architecture where all functionality can be flexibly centralised or distributed to the edge of the network (i.e. regional area, enterprise, airport, campus etc.). Communication between mobile terminals and […]