Automation Exposition to boost robotics, machine vision growth.

According to sponsors of Automate 2011, the event is expected to spur investments in robotics, machine vision, motion control, and related automation technologies. Automate 2011, taking place in Chicago, IL from March 21-24, focuses on manufacturing as well as non-manufacturing applications. In addition to products from 150 companies, attendees can see keynotes, sessions, demonstrations of...

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NIH Director to present biotech keynote address.

BIO and BIO Ventures for Global Health announced that Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institute of Health, will provide keynote address at the Partnering for Global Health Forum 2011, scheduled for June 27. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project. He will share his...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

Amtrak Upgrades will benefit Washington State and nation.

In Two-Minute State DOT Update video, Washing State DOT Secretary Paula Hammond, chair of AASHTO High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Leadership Group, discusses agreement agency signed with Amtrak, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, and FRA to contractually obligate $590 million in federal grant funds. According to Hammond, the goal is to boost the rail-line capacity and relieve mainline...

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SME

SME's RAPID 2011 Conference Speakers to include Smithsonian curator.

During RAPID 2011 Conference and Exposition, Douglas Owsley, Ph.D. and curator at the Smithsonian Institution for the National Museum of Natural History, will talk about how 3D imaging, digital reconstruction, and additive manufacturing are aiding production of museum exhibits, forensic case work, and bio-archaeological research. Event will also feature keynote session with CEOs of 4 companies...

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE Guideline addresses indoor environmental quality.

ASHRAE Guideline 10-2011, Interactions Affecting the Achievement of Acceptable Indoor Environments, provides guidance on achieving good indoor environments by considering interactions of air quality and thermal conditions, as well as lighting and acoustics. Important in the design of low-energy buildings, guideline contains assembly of available knowledge on the complexity of indoor environment...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Lighting Standards harmonize requirements for SSL products.

NEMA SSL 1-2010 Electronic Drivers for LED Devices, Arrays, or Systems primarily covers ratings, performance, and marking, but it also provides specifications guidance for EMI, audible noise, and efficiency calculations. NEMA SSL 6-2010 Solid State Lighting for Incandescent Replacement-Dimming focuses on integrated LED lamps intended for retrofit into systems that previously used incandescent...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA Lamp Indices show mixed results during Q4 2010.

During Q4 2010, NEMA's indices for incandescent lamps show 14.3% increase in shipments compared to Q3, while compact fluorescent (CFL) shipments decreased by 3.9%. Indices for incandescents and CFLs posted negative year-over-year growth, and for calendar year 2010, incandescent shipments declined 8.3% while CFL shipments declined less than 1%. Market share for CFLs rose for year, and declined for...

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SCAP Documents improve computer security management automation.

Technical Specifications for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.1 tightens requirements of individual specifications in suite to support SCAP functionality and ensure interoperability between SCAP tools. It also adds Open Checklist Interactive Language, which allows gathering of information not accessible by automated means. Also available, Guide to Using Vulnerability...

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FARO Technologies, Inc.

FARO to Present at the Sidoti Fifteenth Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum

LAKE MARY, Fla., March 15, 2011 - FARO Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: FARO) the world leader in portable computer-aided measurement and imaging innovations, announced that President and CEO Jay Freeland and Senior Vice President and CFO Keith Bair will present at the Sidoti Fifteenth Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum on March 22, 2011 at 2:10pm EDT at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New...

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Harris Corp.

Harris Corporation, EMC and VCE Announce Strategic Alliance to Develop and Market Trusted Cloud Solutions

MELBOURNE, Fla., DALLAS and HOPKINTON, Mass., March 16, 2011 - Highlights: o Harris, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, and VCE plan to develop new multi-tenant cloud solutions, improving efficiency and introducing a new level of trust in shared environments. o Harris patented technology planned to be integrated with the VCE Vblock(TM) Infrastructure Platforms and RSA technology and products. o...

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