Jeff Hastings of BrightSign has some interesting ideas on why fans should not be used in digital signage, and how to avoid using them.
Maxine Hewitt of Alpha Micro Components looks at how ready designed and built RF modules can help bring connected products for the Internet of Things to market faster.
Gone are the days of rotary switches, push buttons and seven segment displays. Incorporating touch screen displays into embedded designs is the trend, accelerated of course by consumer adoption of the smartphone.
Scott Soong of Pervasive Displays discusses how e-paper technology is contributing to the world of makers rather than just major companies enabling makers to utilise its advantages in projects based around Raspberry Pi and other single board computers.
The issue of counterfeit electronic components is one that has troubles the electronics industry - using them can have some major issues, everything from being removed from a preferred suppliers list to a reduction in quality.
The Internet of Things, IoT is destined to affect many areas of everyday life - we expect it will include many areas like smart meters, remote control of lighting, but what about the healthcare market . . .
Security on many issues is of paramount importance - poor security can lead to embarrassing outcomes as discovered on some digital signage in Washington DC, but it emphasises the issue that security on any item connected to the Internet including signage is very important.
LED technology has advanced a long way in recent years - from he small LED indicators used years ago, LED lighting is now a major technology providing everything from television displays to domestic and commercial lighting as well as having many automotive applications.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has predicted that his company’s cars might be able to drive across the US autonomously as early as the beginning of 2018. Is this ambitious goal possible?
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