Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Presenter: Charles Lionel Thomas Phillips
Abstract: In this paper Phillips the latest trends and technoical developments in the field of STS. Phillips focusses on items such as inital concepts, market requirements, international standards, enhanced functionality and finally provides a forecast for further development.
Radiocrafts AS, provider of compact RF modules with embedded protocol, has expanded its product line with high performance narrow band RF modules for the Asian market, targeting wireless AMR applications. The new RC 1210, RC 1230 and RC 1250 modules have only half a square inch footprint and are high performance, low power, two-way radio solutions with an embedded protocol supporting point-to-multipoint networks.
The demand for energy efficiency solutions in Singapore is on the increase, and PLC technology developer Ariane Controls has signed an alliance with Singapore-based components distributor McCoy Components to supply the technology to McCoy Components’ clients. Ariane Controls has a strong presence in south-east Asia.
McCoy Components, active in the field of application specific semiconductor solutions, has received numerous enquiries from clients in the metering industry for energy efficiency applications, and believes that Ariane’s differentiated networking solutions will allow it to offer an inexpensive and reliable technology for residential, commercial and industrial building automation and public utilities applications.
As regulations about the environment increase, life becomes more difficult for component suppliers and equipment manufacturers in the electrical and electronics industries. In an effort to simplify the requirements, the IEC has begun to work on a Material Declaration Standard.
Legal requirements and market demands oblige industry to track and disclose specific information about the material composition of its products. Having rules to promote environmental awareness for those who design electrical and electronic equipment makes sense, and one rule for all is cheaper and safer.
Because wireless ZigBee technology is designed for a variety of applications, MaxStream, a developer of wireless modem networking for electronic devices, has created three different XBee development kits to meet the diverse needs of OEMs and systems integrators.
The XBee Professional Developer’s Kit is designed for developers looking to maximize the forthcoming mesh networking capabilities of the ZigBee standard. It includes five OEM RF modules and five enhanced development boards with RS-232 or USB connectivity. The XBee-PRO Starter Kit and XBee Starter Kit make it possible to establish a reliable RF link in minutes; they both include two XBee-PRO or XBee modules with integrated wire whip antennas, as well as both an RS-232 and USB development board.