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  Closed circuit TV (CCTV) is a common necessity in public places, like airports, casinos or even supermarkets.  Generally speaking they are inconspicuous.  Often they are covered by an opaque dome. But, they are also hard to reach, by design.  To achieve the wide viewing coverage and for the protection from vandalism CCTVs are typically positioned high up and out of reach.  This makes for a difficult job to install or maintain them.  One of Agilent’s custome ...
Today’s vehicles, whether a concept car or your commuter, are choke full of sensors and controls.  In the idealized world of the car designers these sensors and controls totally and completely monitor and control all the functions of the vehicle at all times.  Any problem will be reported in error codes.  Their subsequent remedies are detailed in service procedures.  Still for designer or servicer alike, sometimes these sensor inputs need to be verified.  One may w ...
If you ever flown at night, you would have seen these bright lights and signs on the runway, directing the pilots to their correct paths and destinations.  Unlike the lights in our homes and offices, these lights are wired in series, not in parallel.  Each light is powered through an isolation transformer, so that if one light bulb goes out, the string does not go down, like the common Christmas lights which are also wired in series.  This series structure assures the same current ...
  Nowadays, very few of us get to see the controls of a wide body jet.  But for one of Agilent’s customers working in the aerospace industry as a design engineer, this is a common work space.  He would make changes at the control here and verify that the proper results followed.  Many times the results are simple and can be measured with a handheld multimeter.  The unfortunate challenge is that the test points mostly reside not on the flight deck, but in the lower ...
Agilent Wireless Remote Connectivity   These communication boxes are popping up in a neighborhood near you, just like this one in a suburban parking lot.  In the battle to shorten the “last mile” of copper wiring to your wire line phone, telephone companies are putting more of these small remote terminals close to you, in place of larger terminals or central offices further away.  They contain all the electronics necessary for linking twisted copper pairs to fiber o ...

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