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E Ink and Plastic Logic strengthen ePaper partnership

E Ink Holdings, “E Ink” (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, has announced they are renewing their Master Supply Agreement (MSA) with Plastic Logic, designer and manufacturer of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs). This agreement centres around flexible EPD production and with this partnership, and the continued strength …

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Plessey helps top Dutch grower boost tomato yield in trial of LED and high-pressure sodium hybrid lighting

Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces the results from a trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation with a leading tomato grower in the Netherlands. The seven-month trial, managed by Maarten …

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Raytheon UK delivers ‘smart’ power to the frontline

Supporting operations and survivability in the field, Raytheon UK’s 10-channel Power Switch Node is fully programmable, compact and lightweight Raytheon UK has unveiled a new 10-channel Power Switch Node (PSN) in response to emerging in-field and operator requirements for military land vehicles. Based on qualified in-service technology selected for the …

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Defence Minister announces HORIBA MIRA as project winners in the MOD ‘Last Mile’ competition

HORIBA MIRA – a world leader in defence vehicle design, engineering and testing – has been awarded two contracts for the development of autonomous systems in the Defence and Security Accelerator’s Last Mile competition. The win, which was announced by Defence Minister, Harriett Baldwin, at DSEI on September 14th 2017, …

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HARTING introduces Han 34 HPR EasyCon connector for greater power density in rail vehicles

The new Han 34 HPR EasyCon connector from HARTING is designed for high-current transmission with a high power density, making it ideally suited to use in rail vehicles. Han 34 HPR housings and retaining frames are designed in such a way that, for the first time ever, a connector is now available …

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Improving traceability in the supply chain

Supermarkets across the UK are recalling thousands of meals containing egg after the news of contamination. However, it’s not just the food industry that is affected by product recalls. Recalls can be expensive and damaging to many industries as producers and manufacturers appear less reliable. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director …

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Essentra Components create interactive online hub for Industry 1.0 to 4.0

Industry 4.0 has been a popular topic since the term was first coined. There have been many conversations over the years around connected devices, IoT and how all these contributing factors help make up the latest industrial revolution. However, although the future of Industry 4.0 continues to be discussed across …

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Leonardo-led team to demo ‘active armour’ to protect British Army vehicles and their crews against current and future weapons

Leonardo has been selected by the UK Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to lead a team of UK companies in work that will help protect British Army vehicles against current and future weapons. Under a Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) called ‘Icarus’, the team will develop and demonstrate a …

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Connectivity concerns must be addressed to unlock IoT’s potential for energy sector

Energy companies will struggle to derive the maximum value from the Internet of Things (IoT) without access to radically improved, reliable, high-speed connectivity. This is according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, which found that while the overwhelming majority of energy companies are in the process of deploying or developing IoT solutions, …

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Fibre optics the way forward to detect faults on the railways

Fibre optic cables could make a major contribution to the safety and maintenance of railways. Installed alongside the tracks, they are capable of detecting a huge range of soundwaves that might signify the early emergence of problems, such as damage to the rails. Now, the University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway …

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