IEE Review

Issue 6 • 18 Nov. 1993

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  • I'll be seeing you (telecommunications services)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):235 - 238
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    The face of telecommunications services for the future is taking shape now. Here, the author predicts that although the development of telecommunications has not been slow, the rapid advance of key technologies, along with increasing competition, will produce conditions in future years closer to revolution than evolution. Market opportunities will be huge and the impact all-pervasive. Besides the ... View full abstract»

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  • Reality-who needs it?

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):243 - 246
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    The extravagant early promises of virtual reality used in the leisure industry have put off many potential users. But the image of VR is changing almost as fast as the technology. The author describes how, in the UK, Salford-based Advanced Robotics Research Ltd. has been spearheading efforts to draw the attention of British industry to the future gains to be made by adopting VR as the human-machin... View full abstract»

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  • Changing the face of flat displays-the ferroelectric LCD

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):249 - 252
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    For years, the electronics industry has been searching for the ideal flat display. Much of the research effort has concentrated on the family of technologies known collectively as liquid crystal displays (LCD). Here, the authors review the ferroelectric LCD, a new generation device with distinctive advantages over competing technologies.<> View full abstract»

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  • Clearing the picture-digital television

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):253 - 256
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    Digital techniques are already synonymous with quality in sound reproduction, but before television broadcasting can similarly benefit a range of complex issues will have to be resolved. Here the author outlines how a great deal of research effort, particularly in Europe and the USA, has recently gone into investigating the possible use of digital techniques throughout the complete TV broadcasting... View full abstract»

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  • Creativity and discipline-quality management in software

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):263 - 265
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    Like most products, software is occasionally produced by the people who need it, but more often it is bought in from a specialist supplier. In this case, quality is of vital importance to the customer. Here, the author describes how software development, which is essentially a creative engineering process based on an unrestrained flow of ideas, can be controlled, captured and reproduced.<> View full abstract»

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  • Lasting quality (TQM)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):269 - 271
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    The author examines whether 'total quality management' is just another passing 'buzz-word' or a real management philosophy with benefits for the user. Cynics have dismissed 'total quality' as the latest in a long line of management fads. However, the author argues that those companies that have embraced TQM have seen very real and lasting benefits.<> View full abstract»

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  • Power on the move

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):13 - 14 supl.
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    The author describes how rechargeable batteries are taking off. Demand is rising in three specific areas, known in the trade as the `3 Cs': camcorders, computers and communications. Market research confirms that these applications are set to do for rechargeable batteries what the portable stereo did for conventional ones. By the turn of the century, these devices will be major contributors to batt... View full abstract»

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  • Positive charging-health checks for batteries

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):9 - 10 supl.
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    During the 1980s, seduced by the claims of zero maintenance, nondedicated space requirements and a design life of 10 years, more and more users of emergency power supplies switched over from traditional flooded electrolyte standby batteries to a sealed configuration. Reports from both the UK and the USA, confirmed by the author's own experience of investigating battery failures, demonstrate a sign... View full abstract»

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  • UPS and downs

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):3 - 5 supl.
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    The latest annual report on distribution and transmission system performance from the Office of Electricity Regulation presents a reasonably cheerful picture to the electricity consumer in general. But it also throws into sharper focus the risks that businesses run if they fail to provide uninterruptible power support for their computer installations. The author describes how, nevertheless, many c... View full abstract»

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