Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:51:40 PM.

Wireless remote data
Technologies and sample systems that gather sensor data across distances, usually via radio links. This includes general telemetry and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), especially for gathering data about wildlife, natural resources, and distributed energy systems.

daily link  Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Carmanah.com [Self-Contained, Solar-Powered LED Lights]:  Among other products, they produce the I-Stop bus stop unit that has solar cells to power:
  • A patented flashing beacon to notify an oncoming bus that a stop is requested (they say missed stops are the #1 customer complaint);
  • Security down lighting so waiting passengers don't have to stand in darkness, and;
  • An illuminated transit timetable for nighttime readability.

"As the i-STOP(tm) is solar-powered, it requires no external wiring, trenching or disruption to traffic patterns during installation. It also enables transit agencies to avoid the time-consuming permit process typical of hardwired lighting systems."  And, it could make an interesting model wireless pop...


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