generalelectric:

GE engineers produced this model of a GEnx jet engine using an advanced 3-D printing technique called direct metal laser melting. The additive manufacturing team at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, N.Y., built the model, which measures about 1.5 inches long.
They first drafted the object with its moving parts in a digital design file, which guided a high-tech machine that fired a laser at a tray of metal powder. The laser melted layer upon layer of powder onto the growing model until it was complete. Its rotating parts were printed in an assembled state, so no fitting or welds were required.
This additive manufacturing method is producing a growing list of parts for numerous industries, making stronger components with less material waste that are impossible to create using traditional techniques.

generalelectric:

GE engineers produced this model of a GEnx jet engine using an advanced 3-D printing technique called direct metal laser melting. The additive manufacturing team at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, N.Y., built the model, which measures about 1.5 inches long.

They first drafted the object with its moving parts in a digital design file, which guided a high-tech machine that fired a laser at a tray of metal powder. The laser melted layer upon layer of powder onto the growing model until it was complete. Its rotating parts were printed in an assembled state, so no fitting or welds were required.

This additive manufacturing method is producing a growing list of parts for numerous industries, making stronger components with less material waste that are impossible to create using traditional techniques.

Mounting Options for Antennas
One of L-com’s recent whitepapers on their technical resources page features some great tips for different antenna mounting methods.  Mounting antennas is essential in many applications, but their sizes and shapes make mounting them awkward in many situations.  This whitepaper gives some great ideas and is worth a look!  Do you install antennas?  What are your trade secrets?

Mounting Options for Antennas


One of L-com’s recent whitepapers on their technical resources page features some great tips for different antenna mounting methods.  Mounting antennas is essential in many applications, but their sizes and shapes make mounting them awkward in many situations.  This whitepaper gives some great ideas and is worth a look!  Do you install antennas?  What are your trade secrets?

From Guy Kawasaki post on Google +  List of 10 festivals in Germany not to miss.  I think the picture says it all…  Photo credit: Landshut Wedding by estrangelo_edessa

From Guy Kawasaki post on Google +  List of 10 festivals in Germany not to miss.  I think the picture says it all…  Photo credit: Landshut Wedding by estrangelo_edessa

Word is Getting Around
For the first time ever, L-com won a gold Stevie Award from the International Business Awards last fall.  Unlike the plethora of domestic awards that L-com has racked up over the years, the IBAs represent a broadening of L-com’s reach, putting further emphasis on the “Global” part of Global Connectivity.  With a network of international distributors now carrying L-com’s products to other countries, is it just a matter of time before L-com’s products are everywhere?

Word is Getting Around

For the first time ever, L-com won a gold Stevie Award from the International Business Awards last fall.  Unlike the plethora of domestic awards that L-com has racked up over the years, the IBAs represent a broadening of L-com’s reach, putting further emphasis on the “Global” part of Global Connectivity.  With a network of international distributors now carrying L-com’s products to other countries, is it just a matter of time before L-com’s products are everywhere?

Name Brands Distributed by L-com

Most people know L-com for the cables and adapters it manufactures, along with the HyperLink brand of wireless equipment.  But L-com is also a major distributor for some of the biggest brands out there, including Middle Atlantic Products, Advanced Fiber Solutions, Icron Technologies, Ubiquiti and more! In a recent newsletter, L-com summarized them in a long list, but that list is constantly changing and updating.  The good thing is that, as an authorized reseller, L-com can offer a competitive quote on any of these branded items (even if they are not currently on L-com’s website), so you can get your quote for components all from the same place.

Bridging Networks with Media Converters
By and large, there are two main types of wired signal “mediums” available today: copper (or electromagnetic) and fiber (or optical).  The way these two technologies work is so different that you may think they are mutually exclusive.  But the reality is completely different: copper and fiber networks and applications coexist in almost every larger scale network in America.  One of the ways they achieve this harmony is with Ethernet media converters.  There are a lot of options for media converters today, but simple standalone units are plug-and-play and very affordable, making it easy to bridge copper networks using the power and bandwidth of optical cables.  Have you incorporated fiber and copper together?

Bridging Networks with Media Converters

By and large, there are two main types of wired signal “mediums” available today: copper (or electromagnetic) and fiber (or optical).  The way these two technologies work is so different that you may think they are mutually exclusive.  But the reality is completely different: copper and fiber networks and applications coexist in almost every larger scale network in America.  One of the ways they achieve this harmony is with Ethernet media converters.  There are a lot of options for media converters today, but simple standalone units are plug-and-play and very affordable, making it easy to bridge copper networks using the power and bandwidth of optical cables.  Have you incorporated fiber and copper together?

tED Magazine’s Best of the Best 2012
One of the staple publications in the electronics industry is tED (The Electrical Distributor) magazine.  They cover a broad range of electrical components from lighting to automation to wire and cable.  In 2012, L-com won a Best of the Best prize from them at the National Association of Electrical Distributors’ (NAED) 2012 AdVenture Marketing Conference.  While this is just one of many awards L-com has won over the years, it is especially meaningful coming from such a recognized and respected publication.

tED Magazine’s Best of the Best 2012

One of the staple publications in the electronics industry is tED (The Electrical Distributor) magazine.  They cover a broad range of electrical components from lighting to automation to wire and cable.  In 2012, L-com won a Best of the Best prize from them at the National Association of Electrical Distributors’ (NAED) 2012 AdVenture Marketing Conference.  While this is just one of many awards L-com has won over the years, it is especially meaningful coming from such a recognized and respected publication.

WiFi Booster Kits
In the United States, as in many developed and developing countries, amplification of wireless signals is highly controlled.  If everyone could just pump up the signal as high as they wanted, there would end up being just one radio station, one TV station, and forget about ham radios!  However, the FCC regulations in the US do not prevent you from using any small manner of amplification at all.  L-com has a selection of FCC certified WiFi booster kits that are legal and can help you attain a better signal, especially if you work in a position where you need that wireless signal but it is just a little too short to reach you.  You can see this short newsletter with video here for more information.

WiFi Booster Kits

In the United States, as in many developed and developing countries, amplification of wireless signals is highly controlled.  If everyone could just pump up the signal as high as they wanted, there would end up being just one radio station, one TV station, and forget about ham radios!  However, the FCC regulations in the US do not prevent you from using any small manner of amplification at all.  L-com has a selection of FCC certified WiFi booster kits that are legal and can help you attain a better signal, especially if you work in a position where you need that wireless signal but it is just a little too short to reach you.  You can see this short newsletter with video here for more information.

Spring Time is for Lightning Lovers… and Haters
Every year lightning season comes around to destroy unsuspecting electronic equipment that is installed and connected with permanently-run copper cabling.  Everyone knows the analogy that getting struck by lightning is a rare occurrence. But it does happen so much that they don’t recommend you hold up an antenna in the middle of a storm.  The same is true with wiring and components in your building.  Unfortunately, you can’t grab the wiring when it starts storming and head for cover, but you can install low-cost and effective lighting protection on virtually any cable you use.  Do you have a signal line that does not have a lightning protector yet?

Spring Time is for Lightning Lovers… and Haters

Every year lightning season comes around to destroy unsuspecting electronic equipment that is installed and connected with permanently-run copper cabling.  Everyone knows the analogy that getting struck by lightning is a rare occurrence. But it does happen so much that they don’t recommend you hold up an antenna in the middle of a storm.  The same is true with wiring and components in your building.  Unfortunately, you can’t grab the wiring when it starts storming and head for cover, but you can install low-cost and effective lighting protection on virtually any cable you use.  Do you have a signal line that does not have a lightning protector yet?

New Hevy-Duty DP Flat Panel Antennas
In the wide range of antenna types available, flat panels are among the most versatile.  They provide better coverage than an omnidirectional antenna, but with a wider beam width than Yagi or dish antennas.  This means that if you have a broad area that you need to get wireless connectivity to, a flat panel antenna may be your best bet.  Check out L-com’s latest selection including new dual-polarized (DP) antennas with multiple-in/multiple-out (MIMO) formats. Do you have experience with flat panel antennas?

New Hevy-Duty DP Flat Panel Antennas

In the wide range of antenna types available, flat panels are among the most versatile.  They provide better coverage than an omnidirectional antenna, but with a wider beam width than Yagi or dish antennas.  This means that if you have a broad area that you need to get wireless connectivity to, a flat panel antenna may be your best bet.  Check out L-com’s latest selection including new dual-polarized (DP) antennas with multiple-in/multiple-out (MIMO) formats. Do you have experience with flat panel antennas?

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