Showing posts from August, 2005

Wireless Sensing Solutions

The Wireless Sensing Solutions™ Conference Program is the only event that provides an educational forum focusing on the opportunities, applications, execution and technology of wireless sensor networking. Attend this exceptional conference program and become part of the event where important standards and interoperability issues will be discussed and the future will be determined. Several successful wireless sensor deployments will be presented by industry leaders during the conference program, including case studies providing a detailed look at: Wireless Fire Extinguishers Wireless Petro-chemical Process Monitoring Highway and Bridge Infrastructure Monitoring Home Automation and Automated Meter Reading Residential and Commercial Security Residential Home Monitoring and Control

Tomorrow's Workforce

Tomorrow's Workforce is a partnership of major news corporations, more than 50 national journalism professional and mid-career teaching organizations, and one of the nation's most prestigious schools of journalism. TW does show how strategic investments in newsroom training and in professional develop-ment can improve the appeal and value of quality journalism. As the news industry struggles to adapt to changing markets and changing audience habits, the experience of other industries may offer valuable lessons. Companies that adapt and thrive are prepared for change.


The "Tele-Actor" is a skilled human with cameras and microphones connected to a wireless digital network. Live video and audio are broadcast to participants via the Internet or interactive television. Participants not only view, but interact with each other and with the Tele-Actor by voting on what to do next. Our "Spatial Dynamic Voting" (SDV) interface incorporates group dynamics into a variety of online experiences.
The Tele-Actor Project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Intel Corporation, UC Berkeley's Interactive University Project, and UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

Tattoo fruits and vegetables

Julia Moskin wrote a front page story for the July 19 New York Times about the rise of tattooing as an alternative to those annoying stickers on every single piece of produce you buy these days.
The tattooed fruit is created using a laser which etches the price look–up number (PLU) and any other information the retailer wishes directly onto the skin of the fruit or vegetable. The tattoo is permanent, removing only the outer pigment to reveal a contrasting layer underneath and make the tattoo readable and scannable. The lasers cut and cauterize the skin of the fruit or vegetable almost simultaneusly, similar to lasers used in surgery; the skin of fruit that has been laser–etched remains airtight. It's possible to barcode the produce with its origin, when it was picked, even how many calories it has per serving. Advertising might cover a green pepper using the same technology. IN THE FUTURE New technology replaces stickers on produce with lasers that tattoo fruits and vegetables with iden…

Online Journalism

First Draft by Tim Porter: "Journalism is a Verb, Not a Platform. The message from the New York Times is a powerful one: Journalism is what we do. Print, web and broadcast are delivery vehicles."

Interactive media

Reflections of a Newsosaur: "Advertisers are getting ready to shift ever-larger percentages of their budgets into the interactive media that enable them to efficiently target their messages to well segmented audiences. An added attraction for advertisers, of course, is the fact that the results of interactive media campaigns can be closely monitored, objectively measured and rapidly tweaked to improve results."

To Tag or Not to Tag

Wired News: RFID: To Tag or Not to Tag: "Why is it becoming so popular?
Low-frequency RFID has been around for about 30 years, but it hasn't been practical for widespread use because manufacturing the chips and readers has been expensive. Also, a lack of standards that would allow any RFID reader to scan any chip kept the technology from being widely adopted, but proposed standards could help change that. Some RFID tags now cost less than 50 cents. Manufacturers like RFID because the technology is more convenient and durable than bar codes, which can be difficult to read if not passed directly in front of a scanner or if the bar code has faded or is torn on the product package. An RFID tag can also hold more useful information than a bar code, such as the expiration date of a perishable product like milk."

RFID Players Opportunities - 2005-2015

IDTechEx: RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities - 2005-2015: "This essential report analyses the rapidly growing and diversifying market for Radio Frequency Identification RFID. In 2006, almost three times the volume of RFID tags will be sold than over the previous 60 years since their invention. Primarily this will be because retailers and military forces are demanding, for the first time, that suppliers fit tags to pallets and cases to save cost and improve service but many other applications will be growing very rapidly. "

RFID Forecasts

IDTechEx: RFID Smart Labels, printed electronics and smart packaging expertise: "RFID Forecasts . As a summary from the latest research by IDTechEx, in 2006 almost three times the volume of RFID tags will be sold than over the previous 60 years since their invention, primarily driven by the use of RFID for tagging vehicles, pallets and cases. This exponential growth will continue and, by 2015, the value of sales of RFID tags will have increased by thirteen times over the figure for 2005. The value of the total market, including systems and service, will be $24.5 billion in 2015. Primarily, this will be driven by another new and dramatic development. This will be the tagging of high volume items - notably consumer goods, drugs and postal packages - at the request of retailers, military forces and postal authorities and for legal reasons. In these cases, the primary benefits sought will be broader and include cost, increased sales, improved safety, reduced crime and improved custom…

Blogit mullistavat markkinoita -: "Kun Nokia halusi pari vuotta sitten positiivista julkisuutta uudelle 3650-puhelinmallilleen, se lähetti kännykän ilmaiseksi useille blogia pitäville ihmisille.

Nokia ei pyytänyt blogien pitäjiä kehumaan puhelinta tai edes mainitsemaan sitä kirjoituksissaan. Blogaajien voitelu osoittautui kuitenkin niin tehokkaaksi, että Nokia on käyttänyt samaa strategiaa uusien kärkimalliensa markkinoinnissa.

Blogien on ounasteltu muuttuvan uudeksi markkinointiaseeksi 2000-luvun alusta lähtien. Blogit tavoittavat yleisön nopeasti, ja niiden lukijat ovat mainostajien himoitsemia vaikutusvaltaisia nopeita omaksujia."

Evolving collaboration

Social Media: Evolving collaboration: "Social Media Group is an affiliation of consultants who work together on a project-by-project basis to bring the tools of social media to corporations and non-profits." What are social media? Blogs, digital stories, RSS feeds, wikis and social networks represent a new generation of tools that bring companies and users into a dynamic, ongoing conversation. Wiki users and experts offer insight on implementing a wiki at work, as well as on preparation for the learning and acceptance curve for both staff and management.

Niina Keitel


Etela-Saimaa - Niina Keitel

Niina Keitelellä on tänä kesänä luvassa vielä yhdet kisat, kansainväliset Queen Sonja -laulukilpailut Oslossa. KANGASNIEMELLÄ 24.-25. heinäkuuta kisatut laulukilpailut ylsivät tuomariston mukaan tänä vuonna erittäin korkeaan tasoon. Kilpailun voitti baritoni Jussi Ziegler, toiseksi sijoittui mezzosopraano Niina Keitel ja kolmannelle sijalle ylsi tenori Mika Nisula. Alunperin Lappeenrannassa lähtöisin oleva Keitel on tyytyväinen sijoitukseensa.

- Kyllä tämä oli ehdottomasti positiivista. Aina on hieno sijoittua.

Alkukilpailussa Keitel lauloi Toivo Kuulan teoksen Tuijotin tulehen kauan ja Dorabellan aarian Fmanie implacabili oopperasta Cosi fan tutte. Finaalikappaleina Keitel esitti Griegin Zur Rosenzeitin, Kaipaisen Oodi aamulle, Sibeliuksen Fäv, fäv, susan sekä Massemetin säveltämästä Wertherin oopperasta osuuden Charlotten roolista. Alkukilpailujen 17 osanottajasta finaaliin pääsi kahdeksan. 15 MINUUTTIA kestävää finaaliosuutta Keitel piti pitkänä.

- Vartti on yhtämittaisessa konserttil…