Written by Start Pac

Most starter generators and motors rely on turbine engines operating with over 30 volts without experiencing any issue. Once the starter is activated, the intensity of the amperage draw is at its highest. This draw can reach up to 1000 amps depending on the engines.

At the gas engine start up process, in order to sustain the motion, the amount of amperage required falls significantly during the activation phase. The battery that is used for this purpose would thus need to be effectively enough to cope with the pressure and the drop in voltage. Normally, once the pressure load is applied to the battery, the voltage would be reduced significantly. In order to ensure proper starting of the turbines, the drop in voltage needs to be kept to a minimum.

A lowered level of battery voltage will normally give out a lower amount of amperage. A number of starter motors even require that the battery voltage is brought down to 15 volts during the startup phase. However, ideally, most engines manufactures would be needing about 28 volts in order to be able to cope with the decline in voltage.

External ground power units (GPU) for used to cater to this difference in voltage. A GPU sends around 20% of the energy requirements to the motor while facilitating the process and giving out less heat. An additional benefit of the use of the GPU is that it contributes to extending the turbine’s life.

Start Pac specializes in various starting and ground power units. Products found on their online store also include portable power supply.


Written by Allied Time

Technology has played a massive role in enabling the automation of tasks that might have taken hours. A calculator, for example, brings considerable amount of time savings if one had to calculate a long list of figures. There are other such devices that people have come to take for granted since they have become an integral part of daily lives.

The Microwave

Microwaves operate on an electromagnetic spectrum, this kind of wave can be found between the infrared radiation and radio waves. The most prominent type of wave frequency is estimated at about 2.45 gigahertz. These types of waves are easily absorbed by sugar, water and fat. This is why they are able to heat down food when they react with the fatty, sugar or water components.

GPS

The GPS system enables people to save precious times during travels and holidays by not having to constantly check a map or trying to remember which route to take in order to reach the desired destination. This system has allowed people to explore new regions as they know exactly which route to take to return to their initial location.

Employee Time Clocks

Timeclocks allow for the easy compiling of employee attendance and have helped the workplace evolve. These systems are especially suited for large organizations where tracking attendance, time offs and overtimes might be a tedious task. Some systems also offer online tracking

Allied Time specializes in time and attendance systems and biometric time clocks. Their systems help in automating payroll process.


With a shift in focus from PCs to smartphones among other computing devices, Intel has lowered its  expectations in term of Q1 revenue by a margin of $900 million and which is due April 14.

While earlier it was $13.7 billion plus or minus $500 million, that figure has been brought down to $12.8 billion plus or minus $300 million.

In explaining the reason for this change, Intel wrote, “The change in revenue outlook is a result of weaker than expected demand for business desktop PCs and lower than expected inventory levels across the PC supply chain. The company believes the changes to demand and inventory patterns are caused by lower than expected Windows XP refresh in small and medium business and increasingly challenging macroeconomic and currency conditions, particularly in Europe.”

It’s clear that the slower response on a Windows refresh will have an impact on companies in the PC industry as well since they also depend on consumers to upgrade their computers so as to keep up with operating system changes.

What will be interesting to see is the impact this has on Microsoft given that it is likely to experience slower-than-likely sales of its latest software.

As for Intel, a substantial part of its investment has been made in areas such as intelligent computing as well as wearables, thanks to the decline that it is facing in other parts of its business. However, one clear reason why it has been doing this is to build markets and products where its processors can continue to thrive in the future.

This statement comes at a time when a number of companies are building smaller and lighter computers that are neither smartphones, desktop PCs or tablets.


Given its focus on moving towards the Internet of Things, Amazon has acquired 2lemetry – a startup company in Denver that has developed a enterprise focused platform that tracks and manages IP-enabled machines and other devices.

Even though the terms of the deal have been finalized recently, they haven’t been disclosed yet. Despite the secrecy, an Amazon spokesperson said, “I can confirm that Amazon has acquired 2lemetry and we look forward to continuing to support 2lemetry customers.”

Some of these customers are Honeywell, First Mile and the Demeter energy group. Apart from this, nothing else was revealed by Amazon but it isn’t hard to guess that 2lemetry will become a part of AWS – which is that part of the business where Amazon has made moves in the enterprise IoT space.

However, this isn’t the first time an acquisition has been made in this space. Specifically, Amazon introduced Kinesis that analyzes high-volume data streams from a number of sources and in real-time as well. A number of people believe that with the addition of 2lemetry, this could enhance the functionality of that solution while also configuring it for machine-to-machine deployments.

2lemetry has been developing products that uses its platform in retail environments – technology that come in handy in “physical commerce” – an area where Amazon has been meaning to expand into.

Amazon also sells home automation hardware such as thermostats and smart locks apart from Echo – its very own home-assistant hardware – and in time, 2lemetry’s offerings might also find itself in a  customer-based service as well.