Thursday, January 24, 2013

Manufacturing in Space

I recently found this article about a company in California that announced ambitious plans to begin prospecting and mine near-Earth asteroids by 2020. Eventually these can be used to place small manufacturing facilities on the asteroids to manufacture things like space stations.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Is The UK Ready For A Smart City?

Well, it is not just the UK, but here is a good article from one of our partners in this part of the world, Solutions PT that talks about the level of technology that administrators and managers of these cities are accustomed with, and suggests they explore more advanced techniques and technologies.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Take the Train

During the Christmas Holiday break I took a ride on the Metrolink train from Irvine California to LA Station. This got me thinking about how train system operations are managed, which led me to do some research into how SCADA software can be applied to improve the user experience and safety. Here is an example scenario based on several customers we worked with.