War on wiring: A look at the payoffs and challenges of removing wires from airlines
If you removed all the wires from a widebody passenger jet and strung them end-to-end, you could connect St. Louis to Chicago or London to Amsterdam, distances of approximately 500 kilometers. If you rolled these 100,000 wires into a ball with the harnesses that hold them to the aircraft structure and put the ball on a scale, it would tip to nearly 7,400 kilograms or about 3 percent of the aircraft’s weight. First to go would be wiring for non-avionics functions, such as control of cabin lighting and passenger audio-video equipment or devices gathering routine health-management data from around the plane. Next might be safety-related wiring linked to smoke detectors, emergency lighting, cabin-pressure sensing and avionics, and eventually even commands that move the plane’s flight-control surfaces. War on wiring in Aerospace America
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The Zigbee Alliance Introduces First Multi-Band IoT Mesh Network Technology for Massive IoT Deployments
Davis, Calif. – June 21, 2017 – Zigbee PRO wireless network specification now simultaneously supports both sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency bands for IoT design flexibility and connectivity The Zigbee Alliance Introduces First Multi-Band IoT Mesh Network Technology for Massive IoT Deployments. “PRO 2017 is the ideal wireless solution to cast large IoT networks across buildings, business parks, large facilities, cities and venues challenged by connectivity issues such as reinforced concrete and steel studs,” said Victor Berrios, vice president of technology, Zigbee Alliance. “The deployment potential is tremendous for smart homes, smart buildings and smart cities.” read more
San Juan Software receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award
Friday Harbor, WA, April 17, 2017 – San Juan Software today announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. San Juan Software maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2015 to September 2016.
This year, Boeing recognized 480 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. San Juan Software is one of only 402 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.