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May 18, 2012     

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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

Creativity and Problem Solving
Engineers are creative; I don't think it's possible to be a problem solver without being creative. So I was very intrigued by a recent video of Clay Shirky, discussing what he's learned about creativity and the people who express it during his time at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts. You can find the full video here, and I think it's worth watching. continued

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IEEE 802.15.4 IC Market Expected to Expand
According to ABI Research, 850 million IEEE 802.15.4 chipsets, which support wireless sensor networks, will ship between 2010 and 2016, despite strong competition from Bluetooth, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of over 60%. continued


Wikitude Takes Augmented Reality to the Web
Wikitude's AR window enables users to view a live video stream from the smartphone's camera on a mobile Web page, with augmented content superimposed on it, connecting the real world with computer-generated content from the Internet. continued

Sensors Expo Features Big Data Analytics
The Big Data & Analytics conference track will provide attendees with up-to-date information on cloud technologies, with Cloudera hosting a half-day seminar on Apache Hadoop, essential for sensors integrated systems. continued

Wovyn Enables "Internet of Things" Connectivity
The company's platform makes it possible for data from a growing number of sensors to be routed to applications that manage buildings, transportation, agriculture, and home environments. continued

ZMDI Introduces Precision Signal Conditioner
The ZSSC3154 IC includes a dual analog output interface and supports high-performance automotive and industrial applications. continued

Acsis Offers Product Traceability Technology
The ProducTrak suite provides an infrastructure that delivers real-time production visibility, such as ingredient and batch data, to enable quality assurance and damage control, covering the entire supply chain. continued

Panoramic Power Commercializes P3E System
The asset-level energy management system enables property owners and operators to measure and manage energy consumption for specific devices, resulting in significant energy and cost savings. continued

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Mersen Joins the SunSpec Alliance
The alliance is working to "create a common language that renewable energy component manufacturers can use to achieve plug-and-play interoperability between the components and management systems that make up renewable energy power generation systems. continued

Ambient Takes First Steps into European Market
The company will participate in the UK Low Carbon Networks Fund Technology Evaluation Project. continued

ECM and Northland-Willette Join Forces
The two companies will work together to reduce businesses' utility costs and carbon footprints by providing power factor optimization and retrofitting of lighting, refrigeration, and HVAC systems. continued

Utopia and MetaScale Announce Partnership
The joint effort will provide cloud-based implementations of the SAP HANA platform and the Apache Hadoop framework to deliver the data processing, storage, and computing power needed for Big Data analytics. continued

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