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The Danger Lurking at Public Charging Stations

- General Douglas MacArthur once said “There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.” In most things I agree with this sentiment, but there is one glaring exception. Charging my cell phone or tablet should be secure and shouldn’t be an opportunity for anyone. At the very least, it shouldn’t be an opportunity for a thief to capture my personal information, install a virus on my device or otherwise add drama to my life! I travel for business. A lot. A real lot. Over the course…

Simple Design Tricks to Ensure Dependable USB Operation

- USB is a critical connectivity path for AV system operation today, but the USB system, as we know it, wasn’t originally envisioned as a technology for a systems integrator’s toolbox. Universal Serial Bus was the result of an effort to standardize both the plug-and-play capability and the connectivity of computer peripherals. The Universal Serial Bus system was developed about two decades ago by team consisting of Intel’s Ajay Bhatt along with Bala Cadambi, Shelagh Callahan, Shaun Knoll and Je…

A Revolution In C

- Previously I’ve written about the introduction of a new USB connector. New USB 3.1 standards, released in July 2013 and not included in any products on the market yet, hinted at this upcoming change. The actual specification for the new connector (released about a week ago as I write this) is related to both that USB 3.1 standard and the new USB Power Delivery standard, which was released as an element of 3.1 (we’ll be talking a lot more about these standards and what they might mean in upcomin…


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