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

Combo Chips Accelerate IoT Markets: 1 Billion 802.15.4 Annual Units in 2022

July 26, 2017-- The 802.15.4 market has gained momentum from multi-protocol chips that combine it with competing technologies such as Bluetooth Smart and WiFi, according to global technology research firm ON World. Low-cost chips that support both 802.15.4 and Bluetooth has removed the network compatibility objection,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director.  “This is a large win for IoT solution providers as they can now create a new generation of applications that combine the strengths of both protocols.”  More

Zigbee Green Power

White Paper: Zigbee green power is a device platform for applications that monitor and control our home to make sure it is comfortable and safe for our loved ones. Advanced control and innovative application are only possible when there is a reliable and integrated sensing and control network in the home. Zigbee green power does this for a low cost, without any effect on your electric bill, except for the savings realized by running your home more efficiently. It also does this with the added benefit of being environmentally friendly and progressive as our connected culture evolves toward a battery-less, simplified wireless experience.

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.


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