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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

Information At Our Fingertips
Sometimes I get a reminder of just much the world has changed over the decades; and the most recent reminder came from two TV shows. I have a weakness for mystery novels and shows, and I've been working my way through the TV show Agatha Christie's Poirot, which is set in the 1920s and 1930s, while also working my way through NCIS, which debuted in 2003. One of the most startling differences between the shows is in the quantity, speed of acquisition, and general accessibility of information that is used by the characters to solve the various mysteries. Information access and retrieval is also a topic of broader discussion now that we're entering the era of Big Data. continued

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AGT International Helps with Thailand Flood Management
The company will work with the Hydro & Agro Informatics Institute of Thailand to develop an advanced flood management system. continued

Japan Awards Tsunami Buoy Contract To SAIC
Company to provide six SAIC tsunami buoy (STB) systems in support of the Japan Meteorological Agency. continued

US Seismic Systems Receives Order for Seismic Array
The Acorn Energy Company has received an order worth more than $1 million for the world's largest all-optical down-hole seismic array. continued

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Spirent Introduces Hybrid Location Technology
The new solution will help accelerate availability of "Accurate Everywhere" location in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. continued

MCUs Deliver High-Accuracy Temperature Sensing
Exceptional analog integration makes Silicon Laboratories' C8051F39x/7x MCUs ideal for optical transceiver modules, motor control and sensor interfaces. continued

Nivis Participates in Successful IPSO Interop
Second software stack provider to complete registration of WirelessHART device. continued

MicroStrain Introduces ENV-Link -Mini
The plug-and-play device provides wireless environmental monitoring on a scalable, cloud-enabled platform. continued

OmniVision Launches Cost-Competitive 5-Megapixel OV5648
The CameraChip sensor for smartphones and tablets uses OmniBSI+ Pixel architecture to deliver upgraded imaging and HD video quality. continued

GF Piping Systems' Intros Signet Optical DO Sensor
The 2610 sensor reduces maintenance and energy consumption. continued

DataNab Enables Additional Services for Fleet Tracking
1-Wire temperature sensors integrate with GPS and telematics systems to add temperature-monitoring functionality to existing vehicle tracking and diagnostics capabilities. continued

Hillcrest Labs Unveils Freespace MotionEngine Lite
First 8-bit MCU compatible MotionEngine software available today for TI ZigBee RF4CE and Bluetooth low-energy solutions for Smart TV market. continued

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ANSI Seeking Participation in ISO Development
U.S. automation systems and integration experts are invited to participate in international standards development. continued

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