How Bluetooth Technology is Spurring the Growth of Mobile Apps, Digital Wallets, and More

Nov 09, 17 How Bluetooth Technology is Spurring the Growth of Mobile Apps, Digital Wallets, and More

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Summary: The power of Bluetooth technology is expanding further than anyone imagined, and could start playing a huge role in mobile payment processing. Ever since Apple decided to part ways with the headphone jack and instead opt for their Lightning connector, it was met with much criticism at the get-go. However, due to this, there has been much speculation that wired peripherals were heading out the door in favor of newer technologies. Companies like Samsung and Apple are two of the growing number of smartphone manufacturers that are beginning to utilize Bluetooth technology to drive their technology. Before you know it, Bluetooth will become a force that affects everything from how one listens to music to even purchasing items through a mobile app. Bluetooth Accessories It’s already been made possible to transfer money digitally via Bluetooth. Now, merchants were slow to use this technology primarily because it’s expensive to make the switch. However, after the necessary adjustments were made, along with the rise of smartphones over the years, Bluetooth technology is really starting to pick up steam. It’s paved the way for a wide array of peripheral devices including mobile payment systems and card readers. Bluetooth and WiFi are two devices that work well within the restaurant and retail sector. By utilizing two devices in-sync with each other, an order can be taken from a restaurant, for example, and the other can process the payment. By working in tandem with one another, the entire process is expedited. The possibilities are endless, and with the power of Bluetooth leading the way, it’ll only get better from here. The Rise of Digital Wallets Another payment vehicle that’s also doubling down on Bluetooth technology is the digital wallet. By utilizing this technology, it’ll help the wallet make the payment to a retailer, restaurant or other sector. Additionally, these digital wallets are starting to accept a growing number of currencies all around the world – hence it’s exponential growth. Don’t rule out the idea of travelers only carrying...

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The Rise of Automation Within the Aviation Industry

Oct 16, 17 The Rise of Automation Within the Aviation Industry

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Summary: With such a dramatic shift towards automation within a variety of industries, how does this affect the field of aviation as many know it today. Nowadays, automation is being prioritized over time. Aviation requires sophisticated computer programs that are able to manage a large number of aircraft systems that assist pilots in their flights by adjusting autopilot limitations for example. In the future, it wouldn’t be necessarily surprising to see automation becoming more and more common to minimize human error. However, the downside to this is that it would require flawless programs as computer errors can lead to catastrophic events in the case of a simple miscalculation or error – which is why humans and machines coexist and work interdependently. Maintenance and Flight Also, the communication between the pilot and computer systems may be increased as software development continues to improve. Certain planes have computer warnings that appear in a special format that the first officer must decipher. Rather than going through this trouble, an optimized system may utilize a different approach that focuses on simple warnings that are much easier to understand. It can also play a large role in the maintenance area as well. For instance, if aircraft maintenance equipment were needed in a certain area, an automated response could be provided to the maintenance team to notify them of this event. Orders and Processing Furthermore, there is a potential to see a dramatic increase in automation within the orders and processing unit of a company itself. For example, if a company were to receive a large shipment of power supplies and other types of equipment, the designated system would automatically direct the cargo truck to the appropriate warehouse or loading dock. It can also assist the company in managing each order as it comes in and goes out. Blog submitted by Start Pac: For aircraft maintenance equipment such as 24 volt power supply units, turbine starting equipment, and more, visit the experts at Start Pac...

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Why Keeping Your Security Software Up-To-Date is Crucial

Sep 22, 17 Why Keeping Your Security Software Up-To-Date is Crucial

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Summary: In order to negate the effects of malware and viruses, you’ll need to keep your security software up-to-date as often as possible. In the case of computer software, and certainly internet security software, technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of your computer. Now, with the rapid advancement in technology, this has become an even more glaring issue as new malware and viruses are constantly being developed to haunt PC owners everywhere. Minimizing the Damage Done by Malware Not everyone has the luxury of resorting to a series of mission critical consoles to ward off the sting of hackers and online hooligans. However, by properly updating your security software, you can potentially minimize the damage done by these individuals. Ignoring this can have serious consequences. Now, once loaded, your security software is only as good as the information available in regards to that patch. For instance, if a hundred new viruses were to come out in the month of February and the last patch that your current security software was released in January, those one hundred viruses could walk right by your computer’s defenses without a trace. And, while you’re browsing the web thinking your software has you covered, you’re actually walking through a minefield without even knowing. Updating Your Software is Key to Keeping Your PC Clean Be sure to always maintain and update your security software as frequently as possible. Most programs will automatically update once a new patch goes live. But, there is the chance that you have to manually click the update button in order to get started. And, if you continue to wait on this, you could essentially be facing the wrath of a new virus that can steal your information, take over your computer or just simply be a nuisance. The experts over at Constant Technologies, Inc., a custom control center furniture company, believes the best defensive strategy you can take to a virus is staying on top of the latest security...

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What Portable Battery Charger is Right For You?

Jun 27, 17 What Portable Battery Charger is Right For You?

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Summary: Portable battery chargers are a must for today’s high-powered smartphones. With the heavy reliance of smartphones in today’s culture, having a low battery is more than just a mere inconvenience. Let’s say you’re in the middle of reading important emails and you forgot to bring your charger. You’re straight out of luck. Enter the portable battery charger. Now, these chargers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations all promising to keep your phone charged “longer than the leading competitor”. But how do you choose perfect model out of a sea of identical products? Breaking Down Capacity When considering a charger, you’ll need to zone in on the most important specifications: the capacity, the amount of voltage it’ll pump out, and the portability. The more capacity the charger has, the larger it’ll likely be – similar to a 24 volt power supply utilized in the aircraft industry. While it might be ideal for a tablet, if you’re only looking for a quick 2-hour boost, you’ll likely choose something that can fit in your pocket or purse. A battery’s capacity is expressed in milliamp hours (mAh). The larger the device, the higher the built-in batteries’ capacity is – due to the fact that they draw in a large amount of power. Depending on what type of device you’re using it for, you’ll likely be able to make a judgment call on what will work best for you. Remember, always temper your expectations and keep an eye on manufacturer claims – you should never expect them to fulfill their promise. Start Pac, an experienced portable power supply manufacturer, offers the best ground power unit...

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How Console Systems and Furniture Pieces are Keeping Up With the Times

Jun 26, 17 How Console Systems and Furniture Pieces are Keeping Up With the Times

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Summary: The advancement in technology has led to significant changes in console construction. Console systems have significantly evolved over the past decade to accommodate all the new and exciting technologies. A much simpler and more streamlined console system is now possible because of fewer appliance and the utilization of racks to essentially hide excess components. Console Developments The design process of a console system requires the company to invest a significant amount of time analyzing and understanding the customer’s needs. For instance, what is the functionality of the system? Is there an emergency operations center design that needs to be prioritized? What equipment is going to go into the console? Furniture systems need to be designed to address day-to-day operational tasks and maintain the flexibility to accommodate extra operators when it comes to a crisis situation. While technology will change in the upcoming years, consoles will usually stay in place for over a decade – and most people overlook this. Constant Technologies, Inc. an established global solutions company, integrates customized display wall solutions and technology furniture from the floor up to meet your needs and specifications. Ergonomics Additionally, there are other factors to consider when designing consoles – such as the human factor. The ergonomics of console design plays a crucial role in the comfort and health of the operator. The primary monitor should be placed in a relaxed position to avoid neck and eye strain. When an operator looks downwards, his or her eyelids are partially shut, avoiding dry eyes over long periods of...

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Deciding Whether or Not a Refurbished Smartphone Is In Your Best Interest

Apr 11, 17 Deciding Whether or Not a Refurbished Smartphone Is In Your Best Interest

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Written by: Omar Amanat Summary: Smartphones are all the rage today. But, if you want a deep discount, you could consider buying a refurbished phone as an alternate investment. The concept of purchasing used or refurbished cell phones can either be a match made in heaven or fill you with the unfulfilling feeling of not having a brand new smartphone in your hand. So, is purchasing a “revived” smartphone actually worth it? Here are some opinions that will help you lean towards buying or passing on a refurbished model. The Right Time to Buy a Refurbished Cell Phone As you may already know, refurbished phones are obviously sold at a discounted rate. A used cell phone will almost always be cheaper than a new cell phone. If it’s not, well, you’re being scammed. Remember, in the world of consumer electronics, you get what you pay for. If paying for something that someone else already used and then returned, a second-hand phone will come with a relatively steep price drop. Another reason why a refurbished phone might right for you is the eco-friendly nature of making this decision. And, you can never go wrong when it comes to karma points. Another particular reason you might want to invest in a refurbished phone is when your old model crashes and dies. Sure, it may be out of style, but it’s the model that you’ve learned to love and created a special bond over time. And, purchasing a new one would just sever the relationship you had with that specific model. When Buying Refurbished Phones Goes Wrong If you’re the type of individual that upgrades to the newest model every year or so to reap the benefits of the newest features, buying a refurbished phone may not be in your best interest. Even if your purchase feels relatively new, it may not be fulfilling enough for you to be satisfied with your purchase. And, there’s nothing like going into a store and unboxing a “sterile” smartphone straight...

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