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Issue 3 • Date Aug 1999

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  • Can satellites unblock the Internet?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):107 - 111
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1068 KB)

    Anyone who has surfed the Internet knows how slow it can be. Some have even suggested that it could become entirely gridlocked early in the next millennium. The author explains how satellites could help avert such a catastrophe. The primary advantage of a satellite system for Internet delivery is the same as it is for other types of communication: coverage area. A single satellite in geostationary... View full abstract»

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  • Power quality, the volts and amps of electricity supply

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Concerns over power quality are no longer restricted to the technical specialist. The author outlines a topic increasingly recognised as crucial to the smooth operation of modern business and manufacturing. The term power quality refers much more to the electrical parameters of the supply-the volts and amps on the system. Thus, power quality includes the frequency of the supply, its voltage level ... View full abstract»

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  • Hong Kong-no cause for concern?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):104 - 105
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    Two years on from the handover to China, ambitious plans for investment in technology to create the `IT City of the Future' suggest that fears of Hong Kong's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Hong Kong has issued tenders for the electronic delivery of a whole raft of government services. The author briefly discusses the economic situation in Hong Kong View full abstract»

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  • Liberte, fratenite and Linux [Unix compatible OS kernel]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):115 - 120
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    The Linux computer operating system owes its origins to a combination of idealism and a sense of fun. The author reports on how, from such unlikely beginnings, Linux, a robust, highly stable, Unix-compatible OS kernel, with, at a best guess, some 12 million users, has evolved. The secret of Linux's successful development lies in the aspirations of programmers and the communications potential of th... View full abstract»

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  • Continuing Professional Development: a practical approach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 112
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  • Nonstop monitoring [power quality]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):126 - 127
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    A power failure could spell disaster for a large financial institution. The author describes the role of fixed power quality monitoring systems in ensuring that the trading never has to stop. Consulting engineers and site facility managers are increasingly of the opinion that supply quality in a modern commercial building demands the installation of a fully integrated, fixed power quality monitori... View full abstract»

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  • An active approach to harmonic filtering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):128 - 130
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Harmonic distortion in electricity supplies can seriously affect the performance of a wide range of electrical equipment. In this paper, the author describes how the use of active power harmonic filters is providing an effective solution to a growing problem View full abstract»

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  • Effective intellectual property management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):132 - 135
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    The author reports how, once seen solely as a means of protecting intellectual property, patent information is now increasingly used as an aid to market intelligence and a spur to technical innovation View full abstract»

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