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Issue 4 • Date Jul 2002

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  • Pay as you grow protected power

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):37 - 40
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    Scalability has been described as the holy grail of data centres. Hardware and software can be bought off the shelf, but what about electrical infrastructure? The author discusses some new developments. There are obvious attractions to a 'pay-as-you-grow' approach, where additional processing capacity could be purchased and deployed in tandem with the power system to support it. Now it is possible... View full abstract»

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  • Disaster watch

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):19 - 24
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    Satellites have collected images of natural and man-made disasters for decades, but a satellite system has never been dedicated to disaster monitoring, until now. The author reports on the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, a new departure for microsatellites View full abstract»

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  • Living with NETA [New Electricity Trading Arrangements]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):32 - 36
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    The UK's New Electricity Trading Arrangements are now in their second year of operation. In this paper, the author reports on progress to date in this area of the UK electricity supply industry View full abstract»

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  • Television's liberator [commercial television]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):11 - 16
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    C.O. Stanley, the head of Pye, was one of the prime movers behind the birth of commercial television in the UK. Drawing on material from his new biography the author reveals the remarkable story of how one of the great mavericks of the British electronics industry helped free television from the monopolistic paternalism of the BBC View full abstract»

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  • The softswitch advantage

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):25 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    Softswitches and packet switching are transforming telecom network architectures. The author explains how calls between mobile subscribers in the Kingdom of Tonga are being controlled from Los Angeles. Because the media-path controllers of packet networks do not need to incorporate specialised switching hardware, they can, be implemented in software alone. Their apt name, `softswitches', reflects ... View full abstract»

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