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Graphical User Interface as a Means of Interaction with Embedded Systems

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Living in the digital age, it is difficult to imagine day-to-day life without regular interaction between human and technology, embedded systems in particular. From banking ATM machines to in-car infotainment systems – consumers now rely on and expect the ease and convenience of intelligent embedded devices. Convenient human-machine interaction is possible due to graphical user interfaces (GUIs) – a software interface designed to standardize and simplify the use of computer programs. Continue Reading

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Role of Positive Train Control in Rail Safety

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Under the Rail Safety Improvement Act, all freight and commuter railroads in the United States are to be equipped with Positive Train Control (PTC) systems by the end of 2015. This decision was taken by Congress in 2008 and is intended to improve safety of rail transport by reducing the risk of human error. It is expected that these measures will contribute to the prevention of train-to-train collisions, over-speed derailments, train movement through a switch left, and to the protection of roadway workers and their equipment. Continue Reading

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Excellence, Professionalism, Experience: PSA’s Team in Numbers (infographic)

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PSA’s ever-expanding team consists of strong individuals, each with a wide range of technical skills and proficient competences to deliver a quality work across various industries. Over 40% of our specialists have more than 10 years of experience in software and hardware engineering, and 65% hold a professional qualification at a senior level and higher.

These and other key indicators of PSA’s team excellence, professionalism and experience are reflected in the infographic below. The statistical data is relevant as of June 1, 2015. Continue Reading

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PSA Contributes to Technological Breakthrough in Radiation Detection

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Radiation safety continues to be an issue of social concern for many nations. The topic has recently been under discussion at the 25th National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference 2015, which took place in Sacramento, California at the end of April.

One of the basic principles of radiation protection is that every radiation dose should always be kept at a safe level. Modern radiation detection and measurement devices allow the monitoring of radiation levels as precisely and quickly as possible, thus reducing the risk of radiation exposure to the community and the environment. One of the most advanced solutions was demonstrated at this year’s conference. Continue Reading

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Technology Innovations in Video Surveillance

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The trend of rising crime rates and security concerns is increasing the demand for video surveillance systems. This, in turn, is driving the market towards new technological solutions which are expected to improve both social and personal safety. While it is virtually impossible to stop a crime from ever happening, however, with a fully functional surveillance security system, consumers have a greater chance of either deterring crime or capturing the criminals after the event occurs. To this end, many manufacturers of video surveillance systems use the latest technical developments and implement the most advanced features within the surveillance systems. Continue Reading