Industry Market Trends

From Engineering.com: Trebuchet Throws High-Impact Groceries

November 22, 2013

Who can honestly say that they don’t need a trebuchet for home defense? In this episode of Some Assembly Required, host Shawn Wasserman designs and builds a trebuchet big enough to throw a pumpkin. Warning: Graphic images of exploding fruit.  Read More

Industry Market Trends

Energy Management Offerings Get More Robust

November 22, 2013

ID-100104791In a world where everything is increasingly connected, connectivity providers like Cisco Systems are touting the advantages of linking various elements of an enterprise (such as people to people, machines to people, machines to machines) through the Internet of Everything (IoE). One significant benefit of such linkage is energy savings. Cisco had already taken a deep dive exploring the opportunities in the energy management space with its EnergyWise software, but now it has taken a further step with the acquisition of Joulex, an enterprise energy management specialist. The highly regarded Joulex toolset has been incorporated into an expanded EnergyWise Suite. Think about all the equipment that is running all the time in the millions of buildings around the world. Is it possible to operate them in standby mode or turn them off? No one can afford to have little energy genies running around and turning off lights and equipment that have been left on unnecessarily. But with today’s technology, we don’t have to. Read More