News 2008.09.18

Avalue Rolls Out LPC-1201/1001 Industrial Multimedia Touch Panel PC
Avalue’s new generation of mini dimension LPCs reveals the mechanics and esthetics of industrial design. In particular, the LPC-1201/1001 offers an unprecedented version of an industrial-level panel PC without a fan. Nowadays, people are looking for smaller size and more functionality in PCs for multiple applications. The LPC-1201/1001 fits the bill as an extremely compact PC combined with a highly functional touch panel for even more added value.

Radiocrafts, Wavecom Team on Wireless M-Bus, ZigBee GSM/GPRS/EDGE Gateway
Radiocrafts AS and Wavecom SA announced the launch of a new GSM/GPRS/EDGE gateway for smart metering which embeds Wireless M-Bus and ZigBee, all in a very compact form factor. The Wireless M-Bus standard (EN 13757-4:2005) specifies the communication between water, gas, heat and electricity meters and concentrators, whereas ZigBee is a standard for monitoring and control applications using low power radio networking.

Lanner Rolls Out FW-8870, FW-8880 Dual Xeon Network Appliances
Lanner Electronics Inc. announced the release of two new appliances supporting dual Intel® Xeon® multi-core processors and the Intel® 5100 chipset. The addition of these two appliance platforms allows Lanner to offer a more comprehensive product line for the enterprise end of the market. They couple top of the line throughput performance with outstanding reliability and scalability.

Mentor Graphics, PTC Team on ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Capability
Mentor Graphics Corporation, (NASDAQ: MENT) announced delivery of the industry’s first design collaboration capability between Electrical (ECAD) and Mechanical (MCAD) design solutions enabling teams to use this solution from the design inception to the manufacturing process. Mentor Graphics’ ECAD-MCAD Collaborator product enables bi-directional, digital communication of incremental design changes and automates the review and approval processes between the respective domains.

VMETRO Announces AD1520 Dual Channel 1.5GSPS ADC XMC/PMC Module
VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions based on standards such as VXS, VPX, XMC and FMC that utilize multi-gigabit serial interconnects, announced an improved analog performance high-speed analog input XMC module with the latest generation Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA. The AD1520 is a dual channel 1.5GSPS ADC XMC/PMC module. The analog input of the AD1520 utilizes a National Semiconductor ADC08D1520 8-bit converter that is directly connected to either a Virtex-5 SX95T, LX110T or LX155T FPGA back-end.

Toumaz Technology to Discuss Digital Medicine at Oracle OpenWorld
Toumaz Technology Limited announces that it will present its vision for the future of digital medicine solutions at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 – the world’s largest professional IT conference (Moscone Center, San Francisco, September 21st – 25th 2008). Toumaz Technology CEO Keith Errey will be delivering a key insight into the future of end-to-end digital healthcare systems. Toumaz will also be demonstrating its Sensium[tm] system for intelligent wireless body monitoring.

Organic Electronics Association Grows to 100 Members
Since its founding in late 2004, OE-A followed the approach to provide the premier international industry network for the community. With the continuous growth of membership, the OE-A strengthens its position as the key industry association in the field of organic and printed electronics worldwide. The number of OE-A members more than tripled in less than four years and we are very pleased about the great support we receive from the major players in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Imation Apollo Pro WX Hard Drive Features WiQuest Wireless USB Solution
WiQuest Communications, Inc., the acknowledged worldwide leader in WiMedia-based ultrawideband (UWB) solutions, announced that WiQuest’s complete Wireless USB solution has been selected by Imation for the company’s new Apollo[tm] Pro WX external hard drive – a high-performing, wireless personal area storage device that offers a secure, no-touch, wireless backup solution for hassle-free back-up and storage of personal data.