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Vast quantities of "big data" are posing major challenges for today's computers. But there are some potential answers, inspired by the human brain. They are described in a new article published in the journal "IEEE Access".
In an effort to keep consumers more informed about the reliability of the products they buy, over the past year and a half, SquareTrade has taken a look at the failure rates of many types and brands of laptops, cell phones, and game consoles. This time we turn our attention to digital cameras. In this reliability report, SquareTrade examines digital camera reliability from a few different angles. We start with an overview of digital camera failures, both from manufacturer defects and accidents. We then compare camera reliability by brand and price point. This analysis examines customer reported failure data from a sample of over 60,000 new digital cameras purchased by SquareTrade warranty customers (see Appendix for sample details). SquareTrade offers warranty plans that cover accidental damage as well as hardware failures, and we consider malfunctions from normal usage (“malfunctions”) separate from accidents (“accidents”) in our analysis. We refer to “total failure rate” as the sum of failure rates due to malfunctions and accidents. Among our conclusions, we found that almost 11% of digital cameras fail over the first 2 years of ownership, with 6.6% of failures coming from malfunctions and 4.1% from accidents. We also found the least expensive point-and-shoot digital cameras to be the least reliable, while expensive DSLR cameras tended to be the most reliable. This correlation between price and reliability was also found in SquareTrade’s earlier research on laptop computers as well. When we break the reported malfunction analysis down by brand and price, Panasonic clearly emerges as the most reliable brand of point-and-shoots. For example, on inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras, Panasonic had a malfunction rate of just 5.3% over the first 2 years. On the opposite end of the spectrum are Casio and Polaroid, with 2 year malfunction rates of 13.0% and 11.9% respectively. Now let’s delve into the data and take a look at the numbers. Please note that this study only includes digital cameras. Whenever we use the word camera, we are only referring to digital cameras.
Perfectly balancing end-user and corporate needs Enterprise mobility enables organizations to transform employee performance, mobilize business processes and deploy apps that improve productivity and enhance customer service. BES10 delivers comprehensive multi-platform management for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. This enables organizations of all sizes to truly mobilize their business by delivering leading experiences across: Employees are demanding a choice of devices and apps to use at work, and the growing acceptance of BYOD and personal use on corporate devices means Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is now an indispensable element of IT strategy. User experience – seamless access to secure corporate data, from company owned and BYOD devices, without restricting users' personal experience and privacy The need? An EMM solution that embraces today’s mobile realities. Unified and proven to address the issues of device and application management and security for multi-platform, multiple device per user environments. Information security – built-in data leakage prevention (DLP) to isolate and prevent work data from leaking into personal channels The solution is BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10). It helps business leaders to create value by empowering employees to be more productive and better equipped to serve customers. Device management – comprehensive management and security controls across platforms from one unified console App management & security – centralized, fast and effective application deployment to a corporate app catalog with seamless management and security...
Multiplatform Device Management BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is a unified multi-OS device, application and content management platform with integrated security and connectivity enabling organizations to effectively manage complex fleets of mobile devices. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Centralized & simpliﬁed management through one platform Device Management Security App & Content Management Uniﬁed Comms & Collaboration Personal owned/BYOD and Corporate Deployed BlackBerry® Technical Support Services BlackBerry Secure Infrastructure BES10 makes it simple to manage corporate and BYOD iOS, Android and BlackBerry users from a single management console. Organizations can perfectly balance end user and enterprise needs without compromise, by seamlessly separating work and personal content across all managed devices while preserving the native user experience. Here’s what’s included: What’s New in BES10 version 10.2 • User-friendly and intuitive management console for comprehensive multi-OS device, security and application management Enterprise security and management: • Secure Work Space (SWS) support for BYOD enrolment. Enabling iOS and Android devices to be activated in true BYOD mode • Ability to separate work and personal content for data leak prevention without any impact on user experience and privacy • Dual Perimeter (BlackBerry Balance) for EMM Regulated, delivering the best-in-class Corporate Owned Personal Enabled (C.O.P.E.) management solution • Flexible levels of security to meet evolving business and end user needs • API support for iOS and Android through BlackBerry Web Services • Advanced application management functionality to deploy and manage applications with ease • Generic LDAP directory integration for integration of corporate directories into BES10 • Support included as standard to help you deliver more valuable mobile IT • Scalability extended to support 50k device (iOS and Android) per domain • Dynamic support for iOS and Android updates Empower end users: • Users can now address their critical support needs through a graphical self-service user interface
Many process plants have an outdated Distributed Control System (DCS) currently in place. As a DCS reaches the end of its useful life, an upgrade to a new automation system is required. One of the main factors determining when to upgrade is the expected superior performance of a new automation system as compared to the old DCS. Superior performance results in lower overall plant operating costs, less downtime and lower maintenance costs—providing sufficient return on investment to justify an upgrade. This white paper will focus on the specific ways in which a new automation system can deliver superior performance as compared to a typical older DCS. Areas that will be covered include but aren’t limited to Advanced Process Control, integration with other manufacturing-related software and hardware systems, remote access, data analysis, PID loop control, and alarm and event handling. For each of these areas, this white paper will show why a new automation system is better than an older DCS. End users should expect much more from their new automation system than from their old DCS, and this white paper will show them how to fulfill those expectations, thereby justifying the decision to upgrade from an old DCS to a new automation system. Superior Performance A new automation system will outperform an older DCS in a variety of ways as listed in Table 1, and as discussed below. One of the main advantages will be superior process control, which confers a number of benefits. Table 1: Advantages of New Automation System over Older DCS Superior PID loop control and auto tuning Improved Advanced Process Control Improved alarm and event handling More reporting options with easier implementation Easier integration with third-party software systems Easier integration with smart instruments, analyzers and valves Better remote access Lower support costs Better access to new features and functions Easier to find personnel familiar with the system...
Optimal Implementation of On-Line Optimization Xueyu Chen1, Ralph W. Pike1, Thomas A. Hertwig 2 and Jack R. Hopper3 1. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA, 2. IMC Agrico Company, Convent, LA 70822 USA, 3. Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77710 USA Abstract Results from a theoretical and numerical evaluation of on-line optimization algorithms were used to recommend the best way to conduct on-line optimization. This optimal procedure conducts combined gross error detection and data reconciliation to detect and rectify gross errors in plant data sampled from the distributed control system. The Tjoa-Biegler method (the contaminated Gaussian distribution) was used for gross errors in the range of 3σ - 30σ or the robust method (Lorentzian distribution) for larger gross errors. This step generates a set of measurements containing only random errors which is used for simultaneous data reconciliation and parameter estimation using the least squares method. Updated parameters are used in the plant model for economic optimization that generates optimal set points for the distributed control system. Applying this procedure to a Monsanto sulfuric acid contact plant, a 3% increase in profit and a 10% reduction in SO2 emissions were projected over current operating condition which is consistent with other reported applications. Keywords: On-line optimization; data reconciliation parameter estimation; process optimization...
Thank you for purchasing the OMRON® HJ-323U Pedometer. Fill-in for future reference DATE PURCHASED:____________________________ • Staple your purchase receipt here • Register your product online at www.register-omron.com This Pedometer features advanced 3D Smart Sensor technology - so it knows exactly when you’re taking a step. It’s more accurate than other pedometers which use a simple pendulum design. Use this in your pocket, bag or on your hip for added convenience. You can easily track your progress by transferring your walking data from the pedometer to your personal computer. Use this unit everyday to monitor your fitness achievements! Your Pedometer comes with the following components: Pedometer Battery (CR2032 installed) Screwdriver Holder Strap Clip IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION To assure the correct use of the product basic safety measures should always be followed including the warnings and cautions listed in this instruction manual. SAFETY SYMBOLS USED IN THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not WARNING avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury to CAUTION the user or patient or damage to the equipment or other property. Contact your physician or healthcare provider before beginning a weight reduction or exercise program. Keep the unit out of the reach of young children. The unit contains small pieces that may be swallowed. Immediately contact your physician if any piece is swallowed. Please use caution when wearing the unit around your neck so as to avoid possible strangulation. Do not place the unit around the neck of children. If battery fluid gets in your eyes, immediately rinse with plenty of clean water. Contact a physician immediately. Read all information in the instruction manual and any other literature included in the box before using the unit. Operate the unit only as intended. Do not use for any other purpose. If battery fluid gets on your skin or clothing, immediately rinse with plenty of clean water. Do not insert the battery with the polarities in the wrong direction. Do not throw the battery into fire. The battery may explod
Mountain Home, Idaho recognized that the water supply system was no longer able to keep up with the demands of growing population and an expanding business area. In particular, communications had become unreliable between wells, storage facilities and operators. The Public Works Department wanted a water system controls upgrade that was both easily expandable and offered automatic responses to occasional power failures. The solution created by Advanced Control Systems of Boise Idaho, combined Omron controls and InduSoft software for data management with radio communications and Win911 for emergency notification. The Mountain Home, Idaho, water/wastewater control system was reaching the end of its useful life and was no longer able to cope with the demands of a growing population and an expanding business area. In particular, communications had become unreliable between wells, storage facilities and operators. The Public Works Department planned a water system controls upgrade that would be easily expandable and offer automatic responses to occasional power failures. After years of service the communication and data reliability had become a major concern for the local municipality. Intermittent interference, hours of lost communication and crossover caused by use of older frequencies were the main contributors to the data reliability issues. Based on a board level customized product, the current control system made it difficult to find general support and was not easily upgraded from the current platform. The Mountain Home Public Works Department contracted with Advanced Control Systems (ACS), an experienced integrator for water/wastewater treatment plants, to develop a control system that addressed the current needs with greater communications reliability, and allowed for easy expansion to respond to growing numbers of residential and business users. Occasional power outages made it necessary to equip the system with emergency generators to maintain water service.
DeviceNet Configuration Software Set Up and Monitor DeviceNet Network and Access Smart Functionality ■ Configures DeviceNet using equipment from Omron and other suppliers ■ Optimizes performance of CJ1W and CS1W DeviceNet masters and Omron DRT2 smart slaves ■ Monitors factory floor network via Ethernet connection ■ Monitors data automatically collected by Omron smart DRT2 slaves: - communication voltage - communication errors - operation duration - number of operations - analog value scaling in meaningful engineering units - analog value integral function - analog value comparator ■ Reduced-cost software upgrade for PCMCIA or ISA configurator for C200H and CV Series PLCs Minimum System Requirements Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible Operating system: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT4.0 or Me DeviceNet network connection: Dedicated ISA board or PCMCIA card; serial connection from COM port of computer; Ethernet connection from Ethernet port of computer CPU: Pentium 166 MHz or higher Memory: 32 Mbytes Hard disk: A minimum of 15 Mbytes For more information, contact an Omron representative at 1-847-843-7900 1 WS02-CFDC1-E WS02-CFDC1-E Functions and Features ■ Software Functions Setup Monitoring • Master device parameter settings for Omron DeviceNet Master modules. • Remote I/O master user-set allocations (with a scan list). • The node address order can be set as desired. Two output blocks and two input blocks can be allocated. (See Note 1) • Remote I/O slave user-set allocations. • Setting master remote I/O communications connections. • Setting slave remote I/O communications connections. • Enabling or disabling device data checks through remote I/O communications (checks on slave vendor, device type, and product code data). • Setting an explicit message monitor timer list. • Setting a COS/cyclic heart beat timer value. • Setting the communications cycle time. • Setting parameters for slaves (including other manufacturers' slaves). • Setting node addresses and baud rates. • Setting I/O comments (for slave I/O data). Note: 1. To use the Configurator to construct a DeviceNet network or make master or slave settings, the EDS file is required. If other manufacturers’ slaves are used, obtain the correct EDS file from the manufacturer. 2. A device Parameter Wizard is supported for the Master. 3. Using remote I/O master user-set allocations eliminates restrictions on node addresses. Also, a number of masters can be mounted to the PLC with no allocations area duplication.
Omron Health Management Software allows you to view, process and print data about blood pressure and walking steps measured by Omron’s blood pressure monitor and step counter. Note: This software is exclusive to Omron's blood pressure monitors and step counters. Safety precautions Warning • This is a CD-ROM disc. Do not play this disc on general audio players, DVD players or personal game devices. It may damage speakers of such devices and your eardrums. Operating environment requirements Notes: • Then, this screen appears when your PC must be restarted. Select the checkbox [Let setup restart the system now], and click [Finish]. Your PC will restart. After restart, start the CD-ROM. (Refer to Step 1 for how to start the CD-ROM.) The following operating environments are required to run this software. Supported OS: PC: Memory capacity: Hard disc space: Display: Others: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition 600 MHz or higher, Pentium compatible CPU, PC/AT compatible machine 128MB or more 32MB or more Super VGA (800 x 600 pixel) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor A CD-ROM or DVD drive USB connector (USB Revision 1.1 compliant) A printer that can handle A4 documents (1440 x 720 dpi). Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 5.0 or higher Trademark and Registered trademark