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Smart U1 battery gets 19% increase in energy

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Sep-2021 13:10:46 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Ultralife has enhanced its URB12400-U1-SMB Lithium Iron Phosphate smart battery to offer a 19% increase in energy (584Wh compared to 492Wh). To reflect the change, the product has a new name - the URB12450-U1-SMB - but is still commonly referred to as the smart U1.

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New Thin Cell® batteries to wear or to hold

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Aug-2021 15:24:07 / by Stone Junction posted in Products & Services

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Ultralife Corporation is now offering four new pre-engineered Thin Cell® 3V primary (non-rechargeable) batteries to electronic design engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the globe.  The new slimline batteries measure as thin as 1.1mm to meet the increasing demand for handheld and wearable electronic devices.

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Balancing hotel robotics with safety

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-May-2021 12:24:21 / by Stone Junction posted in Robotics

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Guest experience is quickly becoming an increasingly important factor in the hotel world, with decisions being made on where to stay based on service and reliability.  To aid with this, service robots are being introduced.  But, while hoteliers are open to adopting new technologies to enhance guest experience, safety devices are often neglected.

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The robot celebrity – not just on your TV anymore

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-May-2021 16:00:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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When the word “robot” is mentioned, most people think about old sci-fi depictions like droids in Star Wars or Cybermen in Dr Who; where actors hid inside shiny, light covered costumes.  Back then, little more than metallic spray-paint and a ring-modulated audio track was enough to create a robotic superstar, but today’s world is filled with genuine robotic celebrities.

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Get Medtech, military equipment or robotics to the finish line

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Apr-2021 12:07:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Since 2019, a Formula 1 rule states that the fastest lap winner of each race gains a bonus point, encouraging drivers to get to the finish line sooner every lap.

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Choose the right smoke alarm battery

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Mar-2021 15:49:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Safety and security industry insight

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'Dead batteries caused 24% of all smoke alarm failures in 2015', which means that Fire Protection Groups and Fire Departments must be cautious when it comes to battery selection.  Many factors must be considered, from high performance to longevity.

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Honey, I Shrunk The Battery

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Mar-2021 16:02:34 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Films about fictitious shrinking devices - like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Despicable Me - have captured the imagination of audiences for many years.  So imagine the excitement in 2011 when Chinese engineers claimed to have made the world’s first shrinking device.  While it may sound like it came from a film, the device only created the illusion of a smaller object, rather than actually shrinking it. 

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65 years of 9V batteries

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Feb-2021 16:18:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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It is hard to imagine life without the 9V battery.  It has powered so many household and industrial devices for over six decades that it can easily be taken for granted.  Yet Ultralife Corporation are still manufacturing these power houses after more than a quarter of a century; phenomenal considering the rate of scientific and technological change. 
 

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Are you still using SLA batteries?

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Feb-2021 14:11:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Did you know that the lead acid battery is over 160 years old?  Since its invention, there have been many improved variations such as the first sealed, or maintenance-free, lead acid (SLA) that was introduced in the mid-1970s.  However, in 1996, an alternative chemistry – Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) – was introduced that can serve the same applications with significant advantages.  Ultralife Corporation developed a full range of batteries using this chemistry to provide OEMs with a lower cost, reduced weight and easier-to-integrate option.  Here we explore these advantages and introduce the newest member of the Ultralife LiFePO4 family.

 

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Hark, how the door bells

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Dec-2020 09:13:00 / by Stone Junction posted in Safety and security industry insight

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In October 2020, the U.S. Postal Service implemented a temporary price increase due to the heightened number of online shopping packages being delivered in the run up to the holidays.  No surprise, as a heady combination of national pandemic restrictions and ever-expanding e-retail dreadnaughts like Amazon are setting us up for a Christmas of video calls and deliveries.  It’s perfect timing then that the smart doorbell has skyrocketed in popularity.

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