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China signs Memorandum of Understanding with NEMA.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
December 3, 2008 On Oct 13, NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis and CNIS VP Qiu Yueming signed an agreement to reference NEMA norms in development of standards in China. Liu Weijun, Chief Engineer of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China, met with NEMA and expressed desire to establish regular cooperative exchanges. Also, Chinese translation of 2008 NEC® was completed, as well as MITA Members' Meetings in Beijing, Medium-Voltage Members Forum, NEMA Members' Meeting at U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, a meeting with China Quality Certification Centre President Ms. Wang Kejiao, and CEEIA visit.
AASHTO, ITE, and NEMA publish device data dictionary standard.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
December 3, 2008 Jointly developed by NEMA, AASHTO, and ITE, NTCIP 1211 v01 Standard defines data management information in terms of objects related to traffic Signal Control and Prioritization in National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol systems. It covers management of multiple requests for priority among different vehicles or classes of vehicles, and enables special coordination operations both within traffic signal controller and with adjacent intersections.
Events Group honors AEM for leadership and innovation.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4879
December 3, 2008 Designed to generate interest in construction careers, AEM's Construction Challenge teen competition received IAEE Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Business Solutions award, given for creativity, utility, and value. Based on event's success, AEM is expanding Challenge in 2009. Also, AEM President, Dennis Slater received Distinguished Service award for his leadership of IAEE and exhibits/events industry as a whole.
SPE honors FreedomCar and Fuel Partnership.
Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc    Newtown, CT 06470
December 2, 2008 Automotive Division of SPE® International honored FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership with Executive Leadership Team Award at 38th annual SPE Automotive Innovation Competition and Awards Gala. Award recognizes Partnership's leadership in sponsoring research on "leapfrog" technologies in plastics and composites for automotive applications and its work in helping develop technologies for next generation of vehicle transportation.
ISA100 WCI conducts demonstration at ISA EXPO 2008.
ISA (The Instrumentation Systems & Automation Society)    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
December 2, 2008 During ISA EXPO 2008, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute successfully conducted demonstration of ISA100.11a wireless industrial automation network. Demonstration included protocol stacks from 2 different developers, and highlighted mesh and interoperability capabilities of proposed ISA100.11a standard by showing ISA100.11a Field Routers from many different vendors formed into self-healing and dynamically adaptive mesh network.
PMA releases November Business Conditions Report.
Precision Metalforming Association    Independence, OH 44130
December 2, 2008 According to November 2008 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to continue to deteriorate during next 3 months. Seventy percent of participants reported that activity will decline, while 27% predict activity will remain unchanged, and only 3% forecast improvement in business conditions. Sixty-seven percent of companies anticipate decrease in orders, while 24% expect no change, and 9% forecast increase in orders.
AMCA International revises publication 111-99.
Air Movement & Control Association International, Inc.    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
December 2, 2008 Publication 111-99, Laboratory Accreditation Program now recognizes ISO 13347:2004 Fans - Determination of fan sound power levels under standardized laboratory conditions, Part 1: General overview, Part 2: Reverberant room method, Part 3: Enveloping surface methods, and Part 4: Sound intensity method. By recognizing these standards, products tested in accordance with them can now have their performance certified using AMCA Certified Ratings Program.
AMCA approves Application Manual for Air Curtains.
Air Movement & Control Association International, Inc.    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
December 2, 2008 Approved by AMCA International, AMCA 222-08 covers Air Curtain Unit theory, components, construction, testing and certification of ratings, as well as applications, benefits, selection, purchase, installation, service, and maintenance. When areas of different temperatures are separated or when perimeter openings are protected, ACU can provide energy savings, optimized comfort, safety at busy doorways, decrease in equipment maintenance, and more sanitary environment.
IPC calls for poster abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
December 2, 2008 IPC invites researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for poster presentations at IPC APEX EXPO(TM) scheduled for March 31-April 2. Poster presentations offer opportunity to gain visibility from key engineers, managers, and executives in all segments of electronic interconnection industry. Presentations are being sought on all relevant electronics' topics, but submissions in areas of new materials and environmental concerns are especially encouraged.
NIST issues final report on WTC 7 collapse.NIST issues final report on WTC 7 collapse.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
December 1, 2008 NIST released its final report on Sept 11, 2001 collapse of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 in New York City. The 3 yr investigation found that critical column failure, under any circumstance, would have initiated the destructive sequence of events leading to building's collapse. Complete text of report, a video describing WTC 7 investigation findings, comments received on the draft WTC 7 report, and a chart tracking progress toward implementing NIST WTC recommendations are available.
NIST announces coordinate measuring machine test procedure.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
December 1, 2008 Published by ASME, B89.4.10360.2-2008 Acceptance Test and Reverification Test for Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) Part 2: CMMs Used for Measuring Linear Dimensions represents final step in decade-long effort to unite U.S. and the world in evaluating performance of CMMs. U.S. team on ISO CMM standard committee, led by NIST, worked to revise international standard to correct deficiencies and develop U.S. version that also added tutorials/optional tests to address concerns specific to U.S.
NEHRP publishes strategic plan for earthquake hazard studies.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
December 1, 2008 The NEHRP, led by the NIST, has published a strategic plan to guide the activities of 4 federal agencies for the next 5 yr. The plan was published for comment last spring and lists 9 priorities important to understanding earthquake phenomena; developing measures to reduce impact on individuals, society, and construction; and on optimizing rapid community recovery. Agencies included in the NEHRP are FEMA, NSF, and USGS and its plan can be found at www.nehrp.gov/pdf/strategic_plan_2008.pdf.
ODVA publishes specifications for family of CIP networks.
ODVA    Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5006
December 1, 2008 Enhancing EtherNet/IP(TM), DeviceNet(TM), CompoNet(TM), ControlNet(TM), and CIP Safety(TM) technologies, specifications contain additions for users deploying open networks in manufacturing automation. Optional capability for Device Level Ring is included for products implementing EtherNet/IP, and options for physical media have been added to DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP Specifications. QoS mechanisms in IEEE 802.1D/Q, along with Differentiated Services have been added for CIP nodes implementing EtherNet/IP.
NIST Study finds ways to improve facial imaging systems.NIST Study finds ways to improve facial imaging systems.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
December 1, 2008 As a result of study performed for US-VISIT at Dulles Airport, researchers at NIST have found that several simple steps can improve quality of facial images acquired at border entry points. Cameras should be set to ensure subjects are in sharp focus, and use of traditional-looking cameras is recommended so individuals recognize camera and look into it. Researchers believe these steps will improve performance of facial recognition systems in real-world settings using existing technology.
NIST Paper details new method of LED testing.NIST Paper details new method of LED testing.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
December 1, 2008 In a recent paper, NIST researchers proposed measurement method allowing manufacturers to obtain accurate, reproducible, and comparable measurements of LED brightness and color. NIST method leverages fact that optical and electrical characteristics of LED are interrelated and function of the LED's junction temperature Also allowing measurement of heat flow in/out of LED, method lets manufacturers optimize LED design and thermal management system of lighting product.
NIST Researchers discover magnetic property in semiconductor devices.NIST Researchers discover magnetic property in semiconductor devices.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
December 1, 2008 In a paper, researchers said thin magnetic layers of semiconductor material could exhibit antiferromagnetic coupling, in which one layer spontaneously aligns its magnetic pole in the opposite direction as the next magnetic layer. While the phenomenon only occurs at very cold temperatures in material (about 30°K), researchers believe these results will help inform theorists who could then better understand how to create room-temperature devices with same magnetic properties.
PCMCIA announces release 2.0 of ExpressCard® Standard.
PCMCIA    San Jose, CA 95134
December 1, 2008 Updated to accommodate speeds demanded by mobile technologies, ExpressCard Standard 2.0 will support transfer rates 2-10 times faster than ExpressCard Standard 1.2, depending on data protocol used. Based on serial I/O technologies, PCI Express® and USB, Standard complies with PCI Express specification v2.0, which offers transfer rates up to 5 Gbps. It also supports USB 3.0 specification as well as backward compatibility with products compliant with previous versions.
NIST awards grants to 3 universities.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
November 28, 2008 The NIST has awarded $10.98 million to the University of California at Berkeley for the Center for Integrated Precision and Quantum Measurement; $11.998 million to the University of California at San Diego for a Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation, and Modeling Laboratory; and $1.267 million to the University of Florida for the construction of an Aquatic Animal Health Facility. As part of the special construction grants program, the projects were chosen from 93 applicants.
Training Course focuses on aviation fuels.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
November 28, 2008 Titled "Aviation Fuels: Specifications and Test Methods," course focuses on how specifications are used to control quality of aviation fuels and why they affect product performance and availability. Course emphasizes practical applications and ASTM's role in developing specifications and methods, while highlighting past and current problems. It is intended for individuals in fields of laboratory operations, fuel handling, purchasing, fuel system design, marketing and sales, and quality control.
Workgroup works to converge clinical research and healthcare.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
November 28, 2008 Formed by ANSI to promote convergence within global clinical research and healthcare arenas, EHR Clinical Research Value Case Workgroup will identify priorities for harmonization of technical standards that are necessary to ensure interoperability of electronic health records and clinical research applications. Priorities identified by workgroup will then be transmitted to HITSP for harmonization and development of HITSP Interoperability Specifications.

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