Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:51:50 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  Monday, May 05, 2003

VSAT 2001 Hughes Network Systems TES: "The following section covers both the TES Quantum and the TES Quantum-Direct systems. "  Interesting history of the Hughes satcom product line.  9:33:55 AM  permalink  

Pedal-powered e-mail in the jungle: SF coverage of the Jhai-Laos project.  They aim at 12 watts for a workstation: "The bike-pedaled generator will power a battery that in turn runs the computer, which sits in an 8-by-10-inch box and has the power of a pre-Pentium, 486-type computer. Felsenstein designed it to run on only 12 watts -- compared to a typical computer's 90 watts -- so the bike power would be up to the task."  Makes me think of windows terminals (which I think can also be standalone browsers), running on 8 watts as far back as 1998-2000.  They're on sale at eBay for as little as $30 for old models, $150 for recent ones.  (Firmware updates are still available at Wyse.)

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