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Stadium Group announces acquisition of United Wireless Ltd

Stadium Group Plc has announced the acquisition of United Wireless Ltd. United specialises in the design and manufacture of M2M wireless solutions that support wireless connectivity between devices across wireless technology, primarily cellular networks. The business acts as a specialised M2M wireless integrator for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) requiring a complete end-to-end connectivity solution for their equipment or devices. United has a strong customer presence in the automotive and telematics sectors, and also works with OEMs in the areas of ‘infotainment’ and vending, industrial equipment and asset tracking.

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LPRS appoints Alpha Micro Components as UK Design Partner
LPRS, a leading manufacturer of short-range wireless devices, has appointed Alpha Micro Components a specialist UK distributor for the company’s market leading range of eRIC and easyRadio wireless modules and eROS software platform.

Gresham power secures £1.18m defence export order
Gresham Power Electronics, the UK Defence and Commercial power conversion specialist, has secured a £1.18m order from South Korea to supply UPS systems. These systems will be fitted to MARS (Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability) tankers currently being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).


Luso introduces Qi-certified power coils for safe inductive charging of portable consumer devices
Luso Electronics has announced the availability of wireless power transmitter and receiver coil modules from Elec & Eltek (E&E), a manufacturer of magnetic components. These small, thin and highly efficient magnetic-induction-coil modules have been designed for use in wireless charging applications for portable electronic devices.


tvONE ships newly enhanced 17” LCD monitor
tvONE, a designer and manufacturer of video and multimedia processing equipment, has begun shipping the new LM-1750HDW Multiple Format 17” Colour LCD Monitor. The LM-1750HDW replaces the recently discontinued LM-1750HD and while encompassing all the previous model’s available features offers an enhanced resolution to 1920x1080.


FCI’s Printed Circuit Board signal and power Terminal Blocks available through TTI
Printed Circuit Board signal and power Terminal Blocks from FCI in pluggable and fixed configurations, as well as in various pitch and wire sizes are now available from TTI, Inc. The devices are available in vertical and right angle versions with pitch sizes from 2.5mm up to 19mm, a dual row pin count from 2 up to 24 and current ratings from 2A up to 125A.

Wireless & Communications

Harting unveils versatile RFID transponders for optimal performance
New from Harting, the Ha-VIS RFID VT 86 (HT) is an RFID transponder that combines robustness, a high protection class and resistance to the effects of high temperatures and chemicals and to achieve optimal performance in difficult environments.

CSRmesh Development Kit looks to accelerate IoT product development
CSR has launched the CSRmesh Development Kit, which is intended to allow developers to start working with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The kit, which will be available from selected CSR distributors from July 2014, includes development boards, a USB programmer and access to the development platform (SDK) which includes example applications to accelerate the development of new low power connected Internet-of-Things (IoT) products.

Circuit Components

AVX launches new DC-link film capacitor series with snap-in terminals for easy PCB mounting
AVX Corporation has launched the new FRC series medium power DC-link film capacitors, which feature a wide range of capacitance and voltage values in addition to self-healing properties. The FRC series capacitors are comprised of dry, wound, metalized polypropylene film dielectric encased in a size A, self-extinguishing, cylindrical plastic case sealed with thermosetting resin and featuring four snap-in terminals that facilitate easy mounting to PCBs.

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