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Space Communications From Dial-Up To DSL - OPALS
2014-06-19 03:30:28

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA Anyone who remembers dialup internet can sympathize with the plight of NASA mission controllers. Waiting for images to arrive from deep space, slowly downloading line by line, can be a little like the World Wide Web of the 1990s. Patience is required. A laser on the International Space Station (ISS) could change all that. On June 5th, 2014, the ISS passed over the Table Mountain Observatory in Wrightwood, California, and beamed an HD video to researchers...

2014-06-11 08:21:12

OTTAWA, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neptec Technologies Corp. is pleased to announce that its OPAL 3D laser scanners have been selected by the Technische Universität Dresden for an airport tarmac safety project in Germany. The research project, led by Professor Hartmut Fricke, aims to improve the current safety level of airport operations with a real-time 3D surveillance and visualization system for the apron controller. The system combines 3D point cloud data with real-time...

2014-06-06 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully beamed a high-definition video 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth Thursday using a new laser communications instrument. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Transmission of "Hello, World!" as a video message was the first 175-megabit communication for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS), a technology demonstration that allows NASA to test methods for...

2014-04-21 23:07:36

Cubic Transportation Systems and the New South Wales (NSW) state government are celebrating the successful – and ahead of schedule – rollout of the new Opal smart card to all train stations in the greater Sydney area. SYDNEY (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Cubic Transportation Systems and the New South Wales (NSW) state government are celebrating the successful – and ahead of schedule – rollout of the new Opal smart card to all train stations in the greater Sydney area. Opal became...

2014-04-14 08:40:20

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neptec Technologies Corp., a leading developer of innovative 3D robotic vision products, has announced that it will be demonstrating the OPAL-120, the newest addition to its OPAL 2.0 family of obscurant-penetrating 3D laser scanners for harsh environments, at SPAR International in Colorado Springs from April 14 to 17. The OPAL-120 series, which uses spinning prisms and incorporates Neptec's patented obscurant-penetrating technology, is...

2014-03-19 23:27:00

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of transportation technology and related services for intelligent travel solutions, announced today that its Opal smart card system won an Australian national infrastructure award for excellence in design, delivery and use. SYDNEY (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of transportation technology and related services for intelligent travel solutions, announced today that its Opal smart card system won...

2014-02-26 23:03:30

Portland-based Software Company Raises $2.1 Million to Fuel Growth Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Opal Labs (http://www.workwithopal.com), creator of purpose-driven social business technology, is pleased to unveil its latest application Opal Moments and announce that it has raised $2.1 million in funding from a number of West coast investors. Oregon Angel Fund led the Series Seed round, which closed in November. The company also signed license agreements with some of the...

2013-11-07 23:29:26

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of transportation technology and related services for intelligent travel solutions, announced today that its Opal smart card system, which is now being rolled out across Sydney’s public transportation systems, won a third award for its Opal card reader. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of transportation technology and related services for intelligent travel solutions,...


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