Canon Eos System Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Canon EOS system celebrates 25th anniversaryCanon's EOS system made its debut in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and three interchangeable EF lenses, including the EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5. This month, the system will commemorate its long, rich history with the celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Nhk Skymap Aerial Mapping System Used After 3/11 Tsunami In Japan

NHK Skymap Aerial Mapping System Used After 3/11 Tsunami in JapanSkymap, developed by NHK last year, superimposes map data, such as district, station and building names on aerial pictures taken from a helicopter in real time.

NHK currently uses this system to give instructions to news helicopters, and it was used in the aftermath of the tsunami last year to guide helicopter pilots around areas left visually unidentifiable.

Fujitsu Releases Legend-v, New Ip-pbx Enterprise Telephony System

Fujitsu Releases LEGEND-V, New IP-PBX Enterprise Telephony SystemFujitsu announced the immediate release of Enterprise Telephony System LEGEND-V, the company's new IP-PBX product for building IP-based enterprise telephony systems.

The new product includes redundancy and a host of functions to enhance reliability and minimize the impact that power outages or system failures may have on businesses.

Hino Makes Front Under-run Protection System Standard Equipment

Hino Makes Front Under-Run Protection System Standard EquipmentHino has once again raised the bar for truck safety in Australia by fitting Front Under-run Protection (FUP) as standard equipment across its entire range of 500 and 700 Series on-highway trucks.

FUP is designed to protect other motorists by preventing their vehicle from becoming trapped and crushed under the front of the truck in the event of a frontal collision.

Baysun To Launch Li-ion Battery Module With Battery Monitoring System

Baysun to Launch Li-ion Battery Module With Battery Monitoring SystemBaysun Co Ltd announced that it has developed a lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery module equipped with a battery monitoring system (BMS) capable of showing remaining battery level and preventing overcharge.

Baysun will release the module, "Arca MD1400," at the end of March 2012. Its capacity and voltage are 1.4kWh and 24V, respectively. The module contains seven 200Wh (56Ah) cells connected in series and is cooled by natural air convection.

Japan's High-speed Rail System

Japan's high-speed rail system The Shinkansen (???, new trunk line) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. Starting with the T?kaid? Shinkansen (515.4 km) in 1964, the network has expanded to currently consist of 2,387.7 km (1,483.6 mi) of lines with maximum speeds of 240–320 km/h (150–200 mph), 283.5 km (176.2 mi) of Mini-shinkansen lines with a maximum speed of 130 km/h (81 mph), and 10.3 km (6.4 mi) of spur lines with Shinkansen services. The network presently links most major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, with construction of a link to the northern island of Hokkaido underway.

Led Lighting System With Built-in Wifi Module For Adjustment Via The Internet

LED lighting system with built-in WiFi module for adjustment via the InternetNetLED, which will be released in Japan in early February, is the world's first LED lighting system that can be controlled via the internet.

By using a smartphone or PC, the lights can be switched on or off individually and the brightness can also be adjusted. The ability to remotely control power consumption is expected to make LED lighting even more energy efficient.

Ces 2012 Sharp Unveils New Line-up Of Multi-functional Blu-ray Disc Players And Sound Systems

CES 2012 Sharp unveils new line-up of multi-functional blu-ray disc players and sound systemsSharp Electronics Corporation today unveiled two new multi-function Blu-ray Disc players as well as a line of sound bars and audio systems. These new products will be available in spring of 2012. Distinguishing highlights include the evolution of Sharp's Blu-ray players to multi-functional devices for entertainment content management and new sound bar and desktop solutions for audio enthusiasts and novices alike.