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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

Making Sense of Post-Disaster Environments
I got my first exposure to LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) at a tradeshow, where one of the manufacturer demos was a glorious false-color point cloud generated from high-accuracy LIDAR measurements of the ornate front face of an ancient cathedral. LIDAR is an extremely useful tool for many types of surveying, including (as it turns out) mapping post-disaster environments and supplying valuable information about conditions on the ground to those responsible for disaster response. continued

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X-FAB to Invest More than $50M in MEMS Operations
Will continue its MEMS business under new brand X-FAB MEMS Foundry. continued

Logic PD Leverages IAR Embedded Workbench
Product design and development experts opt for tools from IAR Systems for compact code, speed optimizations, reduced BOM, seamless project setup, and support for MCU design and development. continued

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Magnetic Sensors Find Opportunities in Green Energy
IHS iSuppli market analysis predicts renewable energy will be a main growth driver for magnetic sensors in the industrial market. continued

Frost & Sullivan Survey Demand for Calibration Services
Regulatory compliance and evolving end user technologies fuel demand in Europe, says Frost & Sullivan; advanced products in application verticals require corresponding services. continued


ISA100 WCA Announces New Compliant Products
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute has announced five new wireless devices from General Electric and Yokogawa as conforming to the ISA100.11a certification. continued

Kistler North America Introduces Wheel Force Transducer
The six-component transducer is designed for heavy truck, commercial and military specialty vehicle testing. continued

Precog Launches in Public Beta to Unlock Big Data
Cloud-Based data warehousing, analysis platform empowers dev teams to build big data apps and data scientists to easily aggregate, analyze, and model large amounts of data. continued

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Alien Introduces Enterprise-Focused Connected-Handheld
With industry-leading Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS capabilities, Alien's ALH-9000 family of RFID readers are now enhanced with a Windows Mobile 6.5 option. continued

Conemtech Launches Packet Network Synchronization Product
The instantPTP products add synchronization via IEEE 1588-2008 standard, simplifying packet network synchronization. continued

GroundMetrics, Inc. Completes Technology Validation
Enabled by $1.2 Million Series A financing, the company has developed prototypes of its electric field sensing technology. continued

OGC adopts netCDF Enhanced Data Model Extension Standard
The extension to the data model expands its ability to communicate and store multidimensional data. continued

3eTI Launches Military-Grade Secure ISA100 Mesh Network
AirGuard iMesh low-power wireless mesh products leverage IEEE 802.15.4 and government-validated technologies to provide the enhanced security essential for industrial sensor networks. continued

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