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Allied BioScience receives approved label from EPA for new bacteriostatic surface coating

Allied BioScience, a Plano, Texas-based biotechnology company announced today it has received an approved label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SurfaceWise™

Benefits NB-IOT LTE-M comparison LPWAN technologies iot iot factory accent systems


NB-IOT and LTE-M are two new Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies developed for IOT applications. Both are protocols for low bandwidth cellular communications that connect to the internet devices that need to transmit small amounts of data, with the lower costs (both hardware and subscription) and the higher battery life.

by Rebecca Downden

100 Digital Signage Content Ideas For Every Industry

There are so many possibilities when it comes to digital signage content that it can be overwhelming. You may have a portfolio of reusable templates and content but are looking for something new and unique. To help you ensure your digital signage has the highest possible impact, here’s 100 digital signage content ideas, categorized by industry.


By Gary Elinoff, contributing writer

Bluetooth vs Wi-Fi vs ZigBee

Home automation is all the rage these days. Smartphone resident apps can interface with controllers to adjust lighting, turn on or turn off electrical devices, and just about anything else electrical. The three most popular standards are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee. The one thing that all three have in common is that they operate at about the same frequency — on or about 2.4 GHz. The similarities end there.

Digital signage thermal management 101

by Daniel Waldron

Digital signage thermal management 101

Every outdoor digital signage project is different, there is no one size fits all solution. However, every outdoor screen installation does have one thing in common… thermal management. Getting temperature control right is the difference between a long-lasting solution and one that fails.

by Trey Hicks

Location, Location, Location – The Science Of Placing Digital Signage Displays

There’s a famous tricolon popularized by British real estate tycoon Lord Harold Samuel – “location, location, location” – that was meant for property but holds true for digital signage. You want a lot of people to easily see what’s on your screens.

building a smart home requires juggling reliability, privacy and security, upgradability and cost

By Jim McGregor

How Smart Should a Home Be?

One of the loudest buzzes in the Internet of Things is around smart homes. Vendors have rushed to connect everything imaginable within a house, including lights, appliances, entertainment systems, windows, shades, door locks, ceiling fans, faucets, smoke detectors, security systems, furniture -- basically anything with a battery or power cord now can be connected, and if it doesn't have a power solution, one is in the works.

by Bruce Brown | September 28, 2017 | General News, Medical

Smart Medicine Cabinets Enhance Efficiency and Safety

If you think keeping track of medication for yourself and your family is tricky, imagine what it’s like in a hospital. We’ve looked at personal pillboxes and dispensers for home use such as the EllieGrid, Pillo, and the Hero. Finland-based New Icon focuses on pharmaceuticals automation for hospital settings. At home, we want to remember to take our pills on time. In hospitals automating drug dispensing promises to add efficiency and safety in addition to timely medication presentation.

Source: Kiosk marketplace

How Can Kiosks Help Your Business? A Look Into Custom Kiosk Design

Businesses across industries have turned to kiosks in order to engage consumers and expand brand reach. While some businesses are able to meet their specific goals with out-of-the-box solutions, many businesses need a solution as unique as their service or product. Custom kiosk design helps these businesses create a fully customized self-service solution to fit the use case. “A custom kiosk allows the customer to implement exactly what they need for the use case rather than something that’s pretty close,” said Meridian Director of Manufacturing, Bob Hubert.

Source: Sixteen-Nine


New digital bus stops have been installed around Sydney’s Town Hall, replacing traditional bus stop paper timetables. Called eStops, the displays provide real-time bus arrivals, as well as capacity information, service notifications and other relevant commuter information specific to the stop.

SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition - SCADA purpose definition components and market forecasts 2022

Source: i-Scoop


SCADA systems (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition): evolutions and market 2022
A look at the definition of SCADA, the role of the SCADA system, the evolutions of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition in the age of cloud and IoT and SCADA system market forecasts until 2022.


by Jim Shaw


What is the MIL-DTL-901E?
MIL-DTL-901E is a detail specification defining the high-impact shock testing requirements for machinery, equipment, systems, and structures aboard surface ships and submarines. Adopted 20 June 2017, MIL-DTL-910E supersedes MIL-S-910D as the standard for verifying the ability of shipboard installations to withstand the shock of nuclear and conventional weapons, as well as environmental mechanical shock during operation.


by Richard Wilson

Raspberry Pi gets IP40 protection from Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact has introduced a housing for Raspberry Pi minicomputers which are designed to provide Raspberry Pi B2 and B3 models with mechanical and physical protection.


Source: DigitalSignage Today

Keeping your display safe

We will examine protecting your screen indoors and outdoors, and how to choose between a commercial or consumer screen.



Weighbridge solution installed at Mpumalanga coal mine

Software development company Dariel Solutions is installing its Weigh Bridge Connectivity (WBX) goods-delivered and goods-received system at a diversified mining major’s coal operations in Mpumalanga, says Dariel Solutions executive director Greg Vercellotti.


resouce : Kiosk Marketplace

Massachusetts town to replace parking meters with kiosks

Beverly, Massachusetts, will replace parking meters with kiosks that will provide the first 20 minutes free, according to the Beverly Patch.Payment options will include coins, a smartphone app, a debit card or credit card. After the first 20 minutes, users pay 25 cents per hour in municipal parking lots and 75 cents per hour for on-street parking on Cabot and Rantoul Streets.


By BLACK BOX, July 4, 2017


The maritime industry relies on KVM technology for a range of applications—from the engine room to the wheelhouse. Given the unique challenges of operating in a marine environment, ensuring the security, quality and reliability of mission-critical navigation and communication systems is essential. The international standard IEC 60945 certifies that equipment has passed stringent tests on security, the operating environment and electromagnetic compatibility.


Source: Inductive Automation

What Is IIoT?

The IIoT is part of a larger concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of intelligent computers, devices, and objects that collect and share huge amounts of data. The collected data is sent to a central Cloud-based service where it is aggregated with other data and then shared with end users in a helpful way. The IoT will increase automation in homes, schools, stores, and in many industries.


Source: DigitalSignage Today

The flexibility of digital signage

Regardless of the type of property, a digital signage solution should incorporate the ability to display events and meetings, though the types of events and meetings will likely vary by location. One resort may want to advertise its spa specials, while another hotel may want to announce its employee of the month.


By David Yu, Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Embedded System and Kiosk

An embedded system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time computing constraints.


By Chad Brooks, Business News Daily Senior Writer January 2, 2018

Choosing a Time and Attendance System: 2018 Guide

Looking for a time and attendance system in 2018? Here's everything you need to know about what a time and attendance system is, what it offers, and how to choose one. If you already know what you're looking for, visit our best picks page to see which ones we recommend, as well as a complete list of others that might work for you.


By Kirk Roderick Williams , World ECDIS Day 2017 - September 8, 2017

Voices on the future of ECDIS and E-Navigation - Dr. Bernhard Berking(University of Applied Sciences Hamburg)

"The majority of all vessels on international trade routes now sail with ECDIS. To carry an ECDIS is even required for many ships. The fear both to trust this “new” equipment and the fear of over-reliance have changed to accepting ECDIS as increasing the safety of navigation - by appropriate standards, the technical progress and effective (mandatory) training.


By Julie Fraser , Lifetime Member, MESA International - March 1, 2018

Advancing Smart Manufacturing and IIoT—Together or Separately?

Is the Industrial Internet of Things an enabling technology of smart manufacturing? Or could smart manufacturing take a different path?Initiatives like smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are moving forward in many companies. The question is, will they move forward together or separately? I believe they will advance together, but I can understand those who see them as separate. Before we get too far into the topic, let me first define the terms, since there is plenty of debate even about that.


By Adrian Bridgwater - November 2, 2017

Analysis: From IoT to IIoT and onwards to IIIoT

Could the IoT be fragmenting into increasingly disparate categories and terms, asks Adrian Bridgwater? First there was the Internet. Then, there was the Internet of Things (IoT). Sometime after the IoT had established itself as an army of sensors, devices and equipment with a connection to the web, there arrived the notion of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which seeks to distinguish the use of IoT technologies in factories and power plants.


By Sandra Vogel - March 1, 2018

list: Sensors for all! Exclusive Q&A with Alison Mitchell of Sensor City, Liverpool

Sensor City offers a Software Design Suite, Mechanical Laboratory, Optical Laboratory, and Electronics Laboratory, as well as business development support. The innovation hub is already home to a number of innovative businesses, including Chanua Health, Fatigue Management International (FMI), Aqua Running, and UPLEC Industries. Internet of Business spoke to Alison Mitchell, executive director, about the work and aims of Sensor City.