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Submarine Cable Monitoring System|voice data services monitoring
Oh hey, just some indian company openly selling submarine network cable taps...
india  submarine  cable  tap  hardware  surveillance  security  hacking  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
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Backpack power generator that recovers walking energy of a sort by attaching ratcheting cables to the back of your shoes. Which means this backpack is effectively trying to trip you by pulling your feet out from under you, if it pulls too hard. Not suitable for hiking through thick underbrush. I wonder how annoying the cable tension is on walking gait/posture. That said, it seems to have pretty good performance as it's effectively using leg extension for power (much like a land rowing machine)
kinetic  energy  harvesting  scavenging  walking  power  generator  pack  backpack  cable  reciprocating  camping  survival  gear  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Cord Organizer | Cord Winder | Cable Wire Management - Recoil Winders
Interesting custom/generic retractable cord winder widgets. Most retractable cables are specific to the cable, so you can't swap the cable easily, but all you really need is a way to access the center slot of the winder hub to place a new cable, and these guys basically did that.
cord  cable  organizer  retractable  winder  hardware  Delicious 
april 2014 by asteroza
KONE UltraRope - The benchmark in high-rise technology and innovation
New carbon fiber elevator cables with a high friction coating. While they do cut down on weight/power for normal elevators, they really shine in the super height elevator class (500m+).
elevator  technology  materials  rope  carbon  cable  fiber  research  science  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
USB Micro Light - coming soon!
Simple light on the end of a USB cable for connecting devices in dark places.
hardware  USB  cable  devices  light  electronics  Delicious 
february 2013 by asteroza
Icon Polymer
Interesting new hose for probe&drogue aerial refueling systems, which allows power and data transfer at the drogue end unit via a clamping device, as well as telemetry of the end unit, which would be helpful for positioning. An interesting possibility is data transfer from surveillance as their current data collection is starting to exceed reasonable radio transmission capabilities. So, instead of waiting until a UAV returns to the ground to offload data, a UAV could offload data to a command tanker aircraft in theater.
aerospace  transfer  technology  refueling  drogue  cable  data  aerial  IconIC  fiber  flexible  research  probe  power  optic  Delicious 
february 2013 by asteroza
USB Micro Light Charger Cable for Cameras & Android phones by Dustin Orndorff — Kickstarter
Interesting concept for integrating asmall LED lighting into a USB connector to make searching for and linking up a smartphone to charge much easier.
hardware  USB  cable  kickstarter  devices  light  LED  electronics  Delicious 
february 2013 by asteroza
New USB 3.0 Standard Has Power To Charge Laptops
This might have legs, but the fundamental problem is where and how to deliver the power. Laptops can use the spec for a common wall charger, but they definitely won't be able to power downstream devices at a full 100W. So you have this weird situation where devices that consume power need to be capable of consuming power at all 5 power levels, or at least sensibly give up on high power modes and live with normal USB power. The slightly weird situation would be desktops that refuse to provide power, but an intermediate powered hub can.
transfer  recharging  standard  specification  connector  cable  rechargin  charging  recharge  charge  power  USB  USB-IF  Delicious 
july 2012 by asteroza
Philips wins Dutch Design Award for FreeStreet lighting system
Interesting poleless street lighting system. Uses long cables with embedded LED light clusters parallel to the street. Might not be great for visual clutter, but would be a great match for existing trolley systems.
Philips  cable  lighting  LED  street  poleless  Delicious 
april 2012 by asteroza
Developing power-over-fiber communications cable: When total isolation is a good thing – Sandia Labs News Releases
Low power for now, but allows remote powering of sensors and provides data transmission capabilities, all in one cable. Endgame probably is a prism on the sensor end, splitting off power frequencies to the photovoltaic power cell, and the communication frequencies to the optical data sensor.
PoF  power-over-fiber  remote  power  supply  communications  fiber  optics  cable  optical  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
Endless-sphere.com • View topic - BionX hack: non-proprietary battery!
BionX battery hack with custom battery connector cable supporting multiple batteries.
connector  cable  multiple  custom  bicycle  bike  electric  battery  party  third  BionX  Delicious 
january 2012 by asteroza
Underwater Viewing System, HydroView | Aquabotix Technology Corporation
Basically a cabled ROV that connects to a surface station thingy that doubles as a wifi accesspoint to access the ROV's HD video camera and remote control the ROV like a submarine. Sort of like the AR.drone quadcopter. Supposedly going to cover both iOS and android.
Aquabotix  HydroView  small  form  factor  compact  cable  control  ROV  submarine  HD  video  camera  hardware  electronics  devices  wifi  iPhone  android  app  software  RC  minisub  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
Furukawa Electric acquires SuperPower Inc., U.S. manufacturer of 2G HTS wire | SuperPower
Will be interesting if Furukawa makes a big push into medical MRI magnets, based on the cost/benefit of LN2 versus LHe2 (since helium is getting scarce). Now if the Sea of Japan grid intertie proposed by Softbanks's CEO Son would choose HTS...
japan  Furukawa  SuperPower  HTS  high  temperature  superconductor  wire  cable  manufacturer  green  energy  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
Bluelounge - CableDrop: Multi-purpose cable clips
Nice idea, good for dealing with rats nests of cables and stuff on the edges of desks. Wish they had a magnetic version to make it more reusable/movable.
CableDrop  desk  table  anchor  holder  furniture  cabling  accessories  cable  clip  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
Softbank founder backs Japan's shift to renewable energy | ITworld
Gee, people have been proposing an offshore HVDC grid intertie for japan for years. Why is he getting so much credit? Real balls is proposing interties to russia and korea up front rather than "later as part of a pan-asia supergrid". Also, needs to take some pointers from the guys at the other end of the supergrid, namely DESERTEC-australia.
Softbank  son  Masayoshi  japan  offshore  HVDC  grid  loop  smartgrid  submarine  ocean  power  cable  distribution  infrastructure  supergrid  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
20110912_presentation_e.pdf (application/pdf Object)
So Son's saying what a lot of people have been talking about for a long time now, but he makes for a good spokesman. 4GW offshore HVDC supergrid intertie in the sea of japan, pan-asia links similar to DESERTEC, independent ISO/TSO to break the stranghold of regional oligopolies in japan and have fair feed-in tariff structures without wasted energy. No calls for grid energy storage though, though if a true supergrid is operating, it can be reduced or eliminated if the timezone spread is far enough. Also trotting out the national energy security horse too.
JREF  japan  energy  policy  pan-asia  asia  supergrid  grid  offshore  power  transmission  network  green  peak  shift  load  balance  independent  system  operator  ISO  TSO  cable  HVDC  marine  ocean  subsea  submarine  intertie  interconnector  national  infrastructure  security  independence  resource  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
Wire Kinematics
Interesting work on high accuracy placement 3D wire cable crane robots for automated construction
IPAnema  automated  manufacturing  3D  cable  wire  crane  manipulator  cooperative  robot  robotics  research  Fraunhofer  construction  building  architecture  Delicious 
july 2011 by asteroza
Icron and Intersil to Demonstrate Industry's First 20-Meter USB 3.0
Seems they've shrunk USB extender chips down in size enough to be inline with the cable.
Icron  long  distance  USB  cable  20m  Intersil  active  extender  Delicious 
january 2011 by asteroza
Hawkes Remotes - Homepage
Trying to short circuit the range issues of ROV's by using both on board batteries and a lightweight, non weight bearing fiber optic communications cable deployed from the ROV, rather than the mothership.
UUV  USV  ROV  RC  submarine  drone  robot  hardware  electronics  devices  ocean  marine  vehicle  wireless  tether  cable  Delicious 
december 2010 by asteroza
Official Google Blog: The wind cries transmission
The other shoe drops regarding Google being a power broker. This offshore long distance transmission line network kills two birds with one stone; power leveling wind turbine output by averaging over a large geographic area, and new long distance transmission capacity with little to no NIMBY blockage (because it's very difficult to block what people can't see and is beyond the 12 mile limit) carrying power from southern US power producers (which includes the new nuclear reactors in Georgia). No other major power broker can probably bring online such large north-south transmission capacity using existing rights-of-way, and will likely have to either buy into the project at a disadvantage, or end up getting screwed by Google later in the power spot markets.
google  renewable  investment  green  energy  atlantic  wind  connection  connector  AWC  offshore  deepwater  turbine  power  generator  interlinkage  linkage  backhaul  long  distance  undersea  subsea  underwater  ocean  cable  network  transmission  backbone  electricity  Delicious 
october 2010 by asteroza
Sumitomo Electric Develops Superconductive Cable With 50% More Efficiency - Bloomberg
1G HTS cable amperage improvement. I suppose that's good, but it's still first generation type HTS. I guess they have to get their investment back on the 1G production line before committing to more 2G HTS cable production.
Sumitomo  superconductor  cable  high  amperage  current  1G  HTS  temperature  Delicious 
september 2010 by asteroza
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