Handheld Bluetooth transmitter
The iBlue by ITAMCO gathers, records and sends data wirelessly though its three multicompatible ports and does not require special software for installation.
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has released the iBlue, which is a handheld bluetooth transmitter that gathers crucial production data and sends it to bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and computers.
When the iBlue is paired with a bluetooth-enabled device, it gathers, records and sends data through its three ports: a K-type thermocouple port-the iBlue comes with a K-type thermocouple probe-, a 3-pin metal hardness probe port and a USB Human Interface Device (HID) enabled port that connects with a wide range of non-proprietary tools including keyboards, micrometers, calipers, and barcode scanners. No special software is required and data from the iBlue can be sent as a text email or placed into Microsoft Excel and Notepad. iBlue is compatible with the most common operating systems including Apple's iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows and Linux.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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