In 2021, over £9 million worth of counterfeit medical devices were seized by UK officers as part of a global operation tackling illegal online sales. For hospitals, this means there is an increasing need to ensure the authenticity of Medtech, as sub-standard products may not have the safety and reliability needed for life critical applications. For OEMs, ensuring the hospital is only using genuine parts in their Medtech can help to protect against false warranty claims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 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.
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.
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.
Did you know that the lead acid battery is over 160 years old? Since its invention there have been many improved variations, including 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.
In October 2021, for the second year running, 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 ever-expanding e-retail dreadnaughts like Amazon are setting us up for another Christmas filled with home deliveries. It’s perfect timing then that the smart doorbell has skyrocketed in popularity.