New from leading industrial remote control manufacturer HBC-radiomatic is a multi-equipment remote that offers operators maximum mobility and safety. Wireless technology means that the keynote can be used to operate a wide range of equipment remotely without the need for pendant cables or static control panels.The hand-held device is robustly designed with 12-one-step buttons sized and spaced to enable use while wearing safety gloves. It offers complete freedom of movement which greatly improves safety and with an instant ‘stop’ impact button, operators can react immediately in emergency situations.The keynote offers a complete package of features and functions, including a transmitter that allows the output of 21 single-step commands and comes complete with radiomatic iLOG which enables the quick activation of a spare transmitter in the event of an out of action radio control.Keynote operates with a wide range of HBC’s radio receivers and is suited for applications with AC or DC power supply. It is compatible with interfaces such as CAN-Bus, Profibus-DP, RS232 and RS 485 and it operates on a wide range of frequencies.Other features include a re-chargeable NiMH battery which has 30 hours of continuous operating time and can be changed in a matter of seconds without any effect on memory. LEDs indicate operation, battery status, feedback information and warning messages. An extended range of functions is available via bank switch to a second control level with LED showing the selected control level. Complete with battery, the keynote weighs just 360g and its casing incorporates a belt clip for convenience.HBC-radiomatic is one of the world’s leading suppliers of radio controls for industrial applications, such as the wireless operation of machinery. Since its foundation over 60 years ago, this privately owned, family-run company with its head office in Crails-heim (Germany) has consistently focused on quality and development, and production in-house. Over 90% of our components are developed and produced at the HBC production facility in Crailsheim. HBC-radiomatic presently employs over 350 people at eight production and sales facilities worldwide. A global service and distribution network of over 30 international partners ensures that a competent contact partner is able to assist HBC customers around the world at all times.
TWITTER IS FATTENING its mobile ad portfolio by agreeing to acquire TapCommerce, a company that specializes in targeting app consumers, the latter said late Monday.The price was not given but the Wall Street Journal put it at around $100 million (€73 million), quoting a source close to the transaction.Based in New York, San Francisco and London, TapCommerce specializes in targeting consumers who have downloaded an app and trying to entice them to come back to it. The firm says it is present on 50,000 apps.“The TapCommerce platform is already deeply integrated with MoPub, Twitter’s mobile-focused RTB ad exchange. We look forward to growing our role as an integral part of the Twitter Publisher Network,” TapCommerce co-founder Brian Long wrote on the firm’s blog.He said the acquisition would have no effect on current users of TapCommerce.Since the start of the year Twitter has been on a shopping spree, buying in particular companies that measure TV audiences or the impact of TV programs or ads on social media, including Gnip or SnappyTV in the US, Mesagraph of France and SecondSync in Britain.Yesterday, Twitter announced that it would allow all advertisers to run ads that allow users to download apps directly. The service, which was in beta since April, allows advertisers to target users using details like keywords, interests, and TV targeting.Similarly, Facebook has placed app downloads on its own app, and has been a major factor in ensuring that mobile advertising makes up 59% of all its revenue. Source: TwitterAds/YouTube(Additional reporting by Quinton O’Reilly)- © AFP, 2014Read: This could be the year Sony finally ends a decade of losses >Read: Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused >