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Tough radios ready for duty
FreeWave Technologies Inc., a designer and maker of spread-spectrum radios and wireless solutions for industrial, scientific, military and commercial applications, has a 1.3-GHz radio designed for the military.
The Boulder, Colo., company's 1.3-GHz system transmits on a frequency range of 1.350 GHz to 1.390 GHz. The spreading method can be configured as either frequency hopping or fixed frequency. It also has 32-bit, cyclic redundancy, check-error detection with automatic retransmission. The radio is 2.86 inches long, 2.44 inches wide and 0.59 inches deep.RFID in a kit
Barcoding Inc. has released three radio frequency identification kits for companies using the technology, said officials of the Baltimore company.
The RFID Mandate Kit lets companies create electronic product-code compliant Global Trade Identification Numbers. The software then extracts data from a company's enterprise resource planning system and includes it in an RFID tag placed on each carton or pallet.
The RFID Evaluation/Lab Kit lets companies experiment with RFID technology by using it in a controlled environment. Each kit includes an RFID printer/encoder, a portable RFID reader, a fixed-mount RFID reader, RFID tags and RDID encoding software.Hard drives beware
Intelligent Computer Solutions Inc. has developed technology to sanitize hard drives completely and effectively, said officials of the Chatsworth, Calif., company.
The IM WipeMASSter is a compact, standalone hardware solution for sanitizing and erasing drive data for up to nine drives simultaneously at speeds exceeding 3G per minute.
The unit can perform high-volume sanitizing operations using P-ATA and S-ATA drives. It can erase data on drives in one pass or by following the Defense Department standard, which requires eight passes.
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