Haptic technology is a branch of technology that can be some sort of fusion between the principles of touch and of technology. This field of interest can also be called simply as haptics. Haptics is defined as a branch of technology that deals with physical touch and tactile feedback. In here, things such as force applications, vibrations, and / or motions are used into a certain product of technology. If the sense of sight is given excellent computer graphics to be seen, the sense of touch is given ample tactile technology to be able to perform specific functions. These functions are further specified in the proceeding paragraphs.
Haptic technology pertains particularly to the human sense of touch, which is none other than the skin. It is able to cover the technology of utilizing the different kinds of haptic feedback. There is what we call the kinesthetic and the tactile feedback, collectively known as force feedback. Also, it also covers the function of prioriceptors, which carry haptic signals to the brain. Knowing these concepts will surely help in the development of the products of haptic technology. y.
Haptics has given ways to more in-depth studies and researches about the human sense of touch. It can be utilized in creating objects in virtual reality, or computer simulations which are controlled through touch senses. Also haptics, can be used in remote-controlled machines and devices. Other applications of haptic technology include mobile consumer technologies, medicine, robotics, simulators, and teleoperators. The world of technology is currently looking for the discovery of more haptic-related products of technology to be used in the future.
I love video games, I love my computer, and I love my flat screen, but I find myself wondering sometimes if technology is making social anxiety worse. Has the convenience that technology has given to us also hindered us from overcoming social anxiety as a whole? Has technology made overcoming social anxiety even more difficult by placing a virtual barrier between human interaction and physical contact?
We can research and make friends with people online, but there is a lack of human interaction. The advantage of being online is that you can find a community to help you with whatever problem you have, but the disadvantage is the lack of action. We start using the internet as our outlet to being social.
There is a huge lack of “real” interaction. We can sit at home and keep ourselves entertained with the hundreds of channels we have. We can live our vicariously through the character we play on video games, hell we can even pay our bills online so we don’t have to interact with another human being.
I love the benefits that are given to us because of technology, don’t get me wrong. I think it’s great that I can do everything I listed above. I love the fact that I can save time and money by sitting at home. I think technology can help and hurt you at the same time.
The way that I figure it, technology is like a fine wine. Doctors say, for the time being anyway, that a glass of wine a day is good for you. On the other hand, If you drink too much, it can kill brain cells and also can cause liver problems. Technology, like wine, can affect your relationships if you take in too much of it and let it control your life.
I think it’s outstanding that I have friends from all over the world that I’ve never met and probably never will, but I think it can also stunt your growth when it comes to getting past the reality of shyness and social anxiety. I realize that technology is a tool we can use to reach out to others but we need to use it wisely and apply what we learn with it, to the outside world. We have to make sure we don’t use technology as a crutch to avoid physical social interaction.
Direct To Home (DTH) in India is getting popular by each passing day. The curiosity about DTH is building in peoples mind. TV Viewers are moving from the Analog Cable services to the Digital DTH TV in India. The major reasons for this are the features offered by DTH. Technology is one of the USPs of DTH TV in India.
With DTH technology you can view High Definition content on your DTH connection at your home. High Definition channels have up to 5 times picture quality and sharper images. They have a 16:9 wide aspect ratio and also 1080i. Its the DTH technology which makes recording live TV possible. With a HD DVR you can record live Television and watch it later. This recorded content can be viewed multiple times without any additional cost. DTH TV in India will be getting a major boost as the Proposal for Digitization of Cable TV Services in India has been cleared. According to the proposal all Urban Cable subscribers will have to get digital Cable services or DTH services.
Videocon d2h one of the most technologically advanced DTH Service provider in India provides many features on its DTH TV platform in India. One of these unique features is 3D content which is exclusively available on Videocon d2h. 3D content is not available on any other platform as of now. Videocon d2h has also made efficient use of the DTH Technology in such a way that there are no disruptions in Rainy Season whereas other DTH Services have scrambled signals.
Videocon d2h is taking the DTH TV in India to the next level with its superior DTH Technology. Videocon d2h provides highest number of Asli HD Channels ( 12 HD Channels ) which is the highest provided in India by any DTH Service provider. DTH TV in India will take TV viewing experience to a next level all together. DTH TV viewers in India can enjoy more channels with superior quality and also at better rates. One more offering of the DTH technology is the interactive services. Videocon d2h has 21 Audio / Video interactive channels. These interactive channels offer more regional content for TV viewers in India. This feature is missing from the Cable services.
DTH TV in India can also be used for plying games on the DTH platform. Children can learn from the games which are meant for teaching them at the same time they can have fun. A perfect way to bled study and play. All this and more offered only due to the advanced dth technology. DTH TV in India also offers movies on demand which are in high definition picture quality whereas the movies shown on Cable services are pirated version with bad audio and video quality. Movies on Videocon d2h can be viewed up to 8 times in a day. All this and more possible only because of the dth technology.
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Boca Raton, FL, February 03, 2014 – ILS Technology (ILST), a Telit company, today announced Sprint, Option Wireless, Persistent Systems and Abstracta Systems as winners of the 2014 deviceWISE Business Partner Awards. The company’s deviceWISE M2M application enablement platform is supported by an ever-expanding global network of recognized M2M experts and innovators, including leading technology and product developers, system integrators and telecom carriers.
The 2014 deviceWISE Business Partner Awards ceremony was held during a cocktail reception, hosted by ILST, following the company’s popular M2M Workshop during the M2M Evolution Conference in Miami, Florida. The 2014 Business Partner Awards winners are selected for outstanding contributions to the deviceWISE M2M ecosystem and collaboration on successful M2M deployments during the prior year in their respective categories:
Option Wireless – Gateway Partner of the Year
Sprint – Connectivity Partner of the Year
Persistent Systems – System Integration Partner of the Year
Abstracta Studios – Outstanding Business Partner of the Year
“We congratulate the winners and would like to thank them for their support to the deviceWISE ecosystem and their contributions to the entire M2M industry,” said Fred Yentz, President and CEO of ILS Technology. “Our business partners are recognized for providing leading M2M hardware and software, integration services and support, wireless network services, custom point solutions and applications, or turnkey commercial deployments, as needed.”
The thriving deviceWISE ecosystem centers on the deviceWISE Ready program. deviceWISE Ready promotes interoperability between devices from our business partners and the deviceWISE M2M Platform, thus reducing the risk, time-to-market, complexity and cost of deploying complete end-to-end M2M solutions. Our comprehensive certification process assures customers that products have been engineered and tested for simple, quick, and reliable integration with the deviceWISE M2M Platform and are fully supported and endorsed by ILS Technology.
About ILS Technology
ILS Technology is a pioneer in the development and deployment of products and services for seamless, secure and end-to-end connectivity and integration between machines and enterprise business systems and databases. The company’s industry-leading deviceWISE and secureWISE platforms are recognized for enabling intelligence, reducing costs, increasing revenues, and improving compliance.
ILS Technology and Telit Wireless Solutions are brands of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), a global provider of M2M modules, managed and value-added services and application enablement. http://www.telit.com.
Boca Raton, FL
According to the [Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)], light trucks account for 62% of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Dan Murray, VP at Kentrox, in a recent Telephony Online article series by journalist Carol Wilson. “If a large wireless provider with a fleet of 1000 trucks was able to eliminate three truck rolls a week, which would represent a savings of 3.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.”
On the heels of the president’s initiative to extend broadband services to the most rural areas of the nation combined with the push for green-centric services, organizations must be concerned with fuel consumption and associated emissions expended when deploying technology on a multi-site national or international scale.
The Current State of the Industry
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics discovered that the typical 20-gallon-tank work van averaging 18 miles/gallon burns on average of nearly 692 gallons of fuel per year and emits 9.29 grams per mile of carbon monoxide.
There are 3 primary factors that contribute to the massive consumption of fuel and emissions related to multi-site technology deployments across large geographical areas:
1. Not Having Establishing Local Partnerships
The typical technology rollout company will dispatch the closest local technician to each site location. However, most companies do not have the qualified partnerships established prior to a deployment, especially in rural areas. Thus, they can often deploy the closest resource they have available anywhere from 75 to 200 miles or more from the site. Because the typical rollout company’s primary concern is to complete the job for their customer, they give little concern to the “green” effects (or lack thereof) of the dispatch distance. Thus, the more the travel distance is increased, the more fuel is used and emissions expended to complete the work. This also increases overall project costs, due to increased time required for travel of the initial install and maintenance services.
2. Not Consolidating Multiple Services into Fewer Truck Rolls
Traditional service companies do not combine different technologies with varying requirements into a single or minimized number of truck rolls. This results in individual services deployed by individual truck rolls. This increased number of truck rolls skyrockets fuel consumption and associated emissions for a single job site. The results are exponentially increased for multi-site deployments that span large geographical areas.
3. Not Employing Multi-Service Technicians
In a similar fashion, the typical technology rollout company will dispatch a single local technician from one location; however a separate technician providing a different service will be deployed from an altogether different business location. Thus, separate vehicles are deployed. For instance, a demarc extension (i.e., cabling to extend circuit services) may be provided by one local resource, however the equipment installation (e.g., router) will be provided by another resource. This again increases the amount of fuel consumed as well as harmful emissions.
The “Concert Close” Green IT Deployment Program
To address these concerns, the “green” deployment program, called “Concert Close”, has been developed that follows these principles allowing for the reduction of up to 70% fuel consumption and emissions for national multi-site rollouts.
How is “Concert Close” Green?
“Concert Close” sets the following standards for you:
1. Setting maximum travel distances for each truck roll by performing 90% of nationwide projects:
– 20 miles or less one-way for urban areas
– 40 miles or less one-way for rural areas
2. Minimizing the number of truck rolls through multiple service provisioning
We use the Local Multi-Service Deployment Method which, in conjunction with our Maestro Technology Rollout System, allows us to provide Green IT deployments for your projects. For more information, view our Green IT Deployment Video or Technology Rollout White Paper.
With the rise of project costs and the concern of providing environmentally-friendly solutions, the way in which the technology solution is deployed is a critical factor. Only by addressing the issues of 1) travel distance combined with 2) limiting the number of truck rolls through multi-service provisioning can you be assured of the most green-efficient rollout possible.
Learn more about “Concert Close” Green IT Deployment Program at www.concerttech.com