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EPA SmartWay Awards honor green freight industry leaders.

September 30, 2014

EPA today announced winning freight companies of 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards. Winners represent top 5% of SmartWay performers regarding fuel efficiency improvement as well as greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution reduction. Those honored include Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s Companies, The Home Depot U.S.A., Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SC Johnson and Son, Nordstrom, Expeditors International of Washington, Menlo Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, and ShipCarsNow. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Audio Processor supports HD voice communications.

September 30, 2014

Powered by AcuEdge™ acoustic technology with echo canceller, Timberwolf ZL38040 provides noise reduction for HD audio speaker phone and IP phone applications. Device combines DSP with voice specific hardware accelerators, 3 digital microphone interfaces, 2 independent 16-bit DACs with headphone drivers, and 2 flexible TDM interfaces in single 64-pin QFN package. Processor supports 44.1/48 kHz stereo music playback with voice, and both stationary and psychoacoustic noise reduction. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Spark-Ignited Natural Gas System suits medium-duty trucks.

September 30, 2014

Using 100% dedicated natural gas as fuel, Westport™ enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) combustion targets sub-9 L engines for Class 6 and 7 trucks applications, and is also adaptable for sub-2 L applications for automotive and non-automotive applications. System utilizes port injection for optimal cylinder to cylinder control of air fuel ratio, and performance allows 4 L natural gas engine to replace 6 L diesel engine. System can also provide up to 40% brake thermal efficiency. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Compact Directional Coupler operates over 12.4-18.0 GHz range.

September 30, 2014

With stripline design, Model 181206 delivers 6 dB (±0.5 dB) of nominal coupling, with respect to output, and frequency sensitivity of ±0.30 dB. Directivity is >15 dB; and insertion loss is <1.9 dB across full frequency range, including coupled power; max VSWR at any port is 1.35; and input power rating is 20 W average and 3 KW peak. Measuring 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in., directional coupler comes standard with SMA female connectors but supports various connector options. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Universal Milling System reduces tooling requirements.

September 30, 2014

Able to be used with all steel and cast iron materials, stainless steels, and difficult-to-cut materials, M4000 comprises 3 cutter bodies and 4 indexable inserts and can be employed in such applications as face milling, shoulder milling, and chamfering. Flank faces on 4 cutting edges of inserts feature wave profile that displays geometry. Coated with Tiger•tec Silver®, inserts have rake face markings, come in stable and universal geometries, and have positive shape with clearance angle of 15°. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment

Black Multi-Touch Panels integrate COF tail.

September 30, 2014

Based on film/film/glass structure, 10.4 in. Series RTPC-104-A uses one film layer for X axis, another film for Y axis, and cover lens on top of LCD. PCAP displays enable 2 fingers for 6 mm cover lenses, 2 fingers for 3 mm cover lenses, and 4 fingers for cover lenses equal to or less than 2 mm thick. Operating from 2.7~3.3 V at temperatures from -20 to 70°C, displays feature active area of 217.96 x 136.6 mm, response time of 35 ms max, and support for USB, I2C, and UART interfaces. Read More

Software

Healthcare Software helps identify and close quality gaps.

September 30, 2014

To shift from retrospective reporting to proactive improvement, Caradigm® Quality Improvement lets healthcare organizations use analytics and intelligence to identify gaps in care and take action within clinical workflows at point of care. Data aggregation, healthcare analytics, and measure calculation engine allow computation of key patient safety and quality measures as well as benchmark performance at institution and provider levels. Users may also explore data at cohort and patient levels. Read More