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Home Automation: The Key to Reducing Home Energy Costs

Investing in smart devices for your home can save you quite a bit on your home energy costs, and that is worth every penny that you put into automating your home.

At Arizona Luxury Condo Complex, ELAN Control of Community Areas Entices Residents to Upgrade Their Condos

This project was a welcome upgrade to the residents, who appreciate every effort to simplify their lives and make technology work for them, rather than against them.

How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

For the purposes of this article, we are just going to focus on comparing A/V receiver power. We’ll run through a few key things to look for as you compare the power of different models, as well as identifying some of the tricks that manufacturers use to inflate their spec

What Are Robots Doing at Schools?

With the help of telepresence robots, teachers can teach a lesson from anywhere. The robots are in classrooms. Their cameras and sensors are the eyes and ears of the teacher.

Energy-efficient Home Controls Lighting and Solar With a High-tech Twist

The house is so efficient in its use of electrical power, there’s plenty left over to share with the home’s several substantial entertainment systems, including the Control4 equipment that feeds audio and video to speakers and TVs throughout the property, and a home thea

Southern California Edison Proposes $760 Million Charge Ready 2 Program

Plan supports SCE’s clean energy vision of 7 million electric cars on state highways by 2030. In the second phase, SCE wants to make a more concerted effort to increase the number of chargers available in apartment and condominium complexes.

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

If you want to be able to really feel the bass from today’s Blu-rays and UHD content, make your other speakers sound as good as possible and have the widest available options in terms of speaker size and placement, a subwoofer is just what the audio doctor ordered!

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Zeus Battle Robot is Now Shipping

-The most sophisticated, powerful and FUN fighter robot is now available at Amazon - perfect for gamers, robot fighter hobbyists, and for those who want to learn about robotic technologies and programming -Customizable with different shapes and colors, ZEUS is YOUR personal Robot - For Fighting and Robot Olympics - Racing, Jumping, Tossing

MSE Audio Adds CS Professional Series to Phase Technology Lineup

Entry-level CS series boasts premium-priced features without the cost

Martin Audio Surrounds Roger Waters in Hyde Park

This year's British Summertime (BST) celebration in London's Hyde Park kicked off with a special performance by Roger Waters supported by a Surround system consisting of 318 Martin Audio MLA enclosures from Capital Sound.

Roku Announces Roku TV Wireless Speakers Making it Easy for Consumers to Add Premium Sound to Any Roku TV

Because Roku controls the software in both the speakers and TV, Roku is uniquely able to provide seamless wireless setup and connectivity, optimize sound for the picture and ensure audio video sync.

Instant Peel-and-Stick High-Tech Security Alarm System Olarm Surpasses $146,000 on Kickstarter

New multifunctional, cost-effective security system more than quadruples its campaign goal, with limited number of early-bird discounts still available as crowdfunding enters final three days

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 BLE2 Series Brushless Motor & Driver

BLE2 Series Brushless Motor & Driver

The BLE2 Series replaces our popular BLE Series and continues our brushless motor advantages by featuring an all new compact, high-power and high-efficiency brushless DC motor combined with a Driver that can be digitally set and controlled via external DC voltage or by the front panel. The BLE2 Series can easily compete with larger 3-phase inverter driven motors in many more applications, with built-in simple holding torque function, saving space and increasing performance thanks to the advantages of a brushless motor design. The BLE2 Series has a maximum speed of 4000 r/min, achieving a speed ratio of 1:50 (80 to 4000 r/min). The new motor structure is small than previous models and enables high power and high efficiency while incorporating easy setting, installation and wiring. The new motor connector offers IP66 degree of protection and allows for easy and direct connection between motor and driver with two available orientation of cable outlet direction.

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Oriental Motor Corp. USA

Oriental Motor Corp. USA

Since our founding in Japan in 1885, Oriental Motor globally has been providing the optimal motion systems as part of our total service, to meet the widest market demands. We manufacture and sell AC Motors, Stepper and Servo Motors, Linear and Rotary actuators, Network Solutions, Accessories and Thermal Management solutions. Oriental Motor's sales and service network is international, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.