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Choosing Which Voltage to Utilize For Your Aircraft

It’s important to understand the differences between volts within a battery system.

Written by: Start Pac

Almost every aircraft type requires some type of electrical energy to operate their navigation, lights, COM and NAV radio’s, intercom, and other electronic frameworks. Now, this electrical system is comprised of a batter and an alternator or generater on older aircraft. All of this is connected through meters (or kilometers on larger aircraft) of wire.

Know Your Electrical System

Even for the experienced pilot, it pays to have some fundamental information of the electrical frameworks of his or her air ship, which could be a life saver if an emergency were to occur.

Automobiles and your normal homebuilt aircraft typically runs on a 12 volt electrical system where the battery, alternator and electrical gear is intended for these voltages. In any case, other, generally larger aircrafts, have 28 volt power supplies in their frameworks.

12 Volt or 28 Volt?

The system that you will choose for your aircraft doesn’t really matter. Either the 12- or 28 volt battery pack will run reliably and operate all the equipment within the aircraft. So, at first glance, there really isn’t too much of a difference in deciding which system to utilize.

Likewise, most producers have hardware that can run on either voltage or are selectable – this is not by any stretch an issue. Be that as it may, if you wish to utilize your automobile to kick off your airplane, this necessity may guide you towards a 12 volt framework. In the case you require less weight and more cranking power for starting the engine, consider using a 24- or 28 volt ground power unit.


How to choose a third party EDI vendor

Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA

There are two paths you can take when it comes to edi services. You can go with the in-house implementation. This tends to be more costly, a lot more work, but gives a lot of additional control, security and privacy. Alternatively you can go with a third party edi provider. This is faster, has less capital expenditure. Here we will look at some of the considerations when it comes to choosing one:

The first consideration would be the number of partners  present on the vendor’s system. This is the most important because the more of your existing vendors and partners on the system, the easier this transition will be. In addition, the cost benefits will also be visible sooner.

The second would be support for overseas partners. This means being able to get your chinese and european suppliers and customers on board.

Another is training and support for your staff. Training later on can be done in house, but at the start, it is good to be able to get staff trained by the vendor. Electronic data interchange will be a big shift and this will need to introduced to them well.

Getting your partners on board EDI is also another important consideration. Not all of your partners will be using EDI. Getting them on board will be to your benefit and theirs. Vendors can provide support and guidance on how to best go about this.

Finally there are the financials. the providers tend to charge on volume of transactions, while offering differing payment models.


Act Data is an edi service bureau for retail and supplier environments.



The advantages of colocation

Written by Rack Alley

When it comes to the different options for hosting your servers, colocation has many benefits. Here are five of them to help device which path to take:


There are times when services like los angeles web hosting cannot handle sudden surges in traffic. Rather than having to predict or provision services like this in advance, with colocation a request to the provider to can result in additional bandwidth very quickly. Once the peak period is over the same services can be reduced again.


Los angeles colocation services come with climate-controlled data centers, with high bandwidth speeds, and excellent redundancy. This type of infrastructure will be extremely expensive to maintain in house. The redundancy in network connectivity will mean that the sites and services will never be down due to internet downtime.


These facilities also provide state of the art security for your servers. These include biometric scanners, closed circuit cameras, on-site security, coded access, alarm systems. Even for your company personnel to get in will require pre-registration and advance notice. This provides physical security that will prevent any type of theft or vandalism.


In times of a disaster, or if the office needs to relocate, there is no headache when it comes to worrying about these server systems. Everything will keep running while the office movies or the disaster is sorted out. During that time


Rack Alley provides small and enterprise customers with premium la data center services.


Using pop-ups to improve sales and conversions

Written by Secure Net Shop

Have you thought about using pop ups on your shopping cart ecommerce website to boost sales, and then been scared that it might remind users of spammy sites?

There is no need for concern, here are several major brands that use pop ups in their shopping carts and other parts of the website to good effect:

Amazon – uses a popup as soon as you load the site to encourage you to sign in. Thanks to wealth of information they have about you, that is the starting point for recommendations, suggestions and reminders.

McDonald’s – Since the primary motivation is to get you to enter of their restaurants, the popup on the website asks for your location. From then onwards the menu etc can be tailored to what is available locally along with suggestions of which branch to visit.

Kellog’s – This is a lightbox popup, which darkens the page and gets the user focused on the popup. In this case it is to encourage visitors to sign up for Family rewards for coupons and special offers.

Colgate – Much like Kellog’s, there is an immediate lightbox which asks for an email address in exchanges for special offers and expert advice.

Pinterest – If you don’t have an account or not logged in to pinterest, you will see a popup that takes over the page. You cannot see the content or proceed until you have either signed in or signed up.


Sell goods or services from your website with shopping cart systems from Secure Net Shop


Mobile Marketing Tips for Local Customers

Search engine optimization is a field that has grown prodigiously since its early days; part of its expansion has involved developing into sub-categories. If you’re the owner of a small business that services the nearby area, using local search engine optimization is important as is employing mobile optimization techniques.

Proper Citations
When you want to succeed with CA SEO, you need to ensure that your citations are correct across all mobile listings and sites. People who access your business information on their phones might want to come to your company right away, and an incorrect citation precludes them from doing so.

Easy Access
If potential customers come to your site and it is slow and bogged down with advertisements, they cannot quickly access the information that they want. A large part of California search engine optimization is ensuring that your website moves smoothly no matter what type of device people use to access it.

Many Features
As you are reviewing your website and optimizing it for mobile devices, you may have some features that you want to cut. While polishing and editing are parts of the process when it comes to California SEO, you also want to provide customers with the full appearances. For example, some people may want to simply browse on their phones while others are interested in making a purchase right away.

Having local customers means that you need to properly address their needs, and combining local SEO with mobile optimization can provide your business with a need boon.
Sticky Web Media is a top California SEO agency specializing in Web marketing and search optimization.


iOS flaws that hijack iPhones patched by Apple

People believe that iPhones are secure, however new reports out today have Apple scrambling to fix vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited.

There are three flaws that have come out, and all are known as 0-day (zero day). These flaws were previously unknown and based on what some users are saying has been in use for years. At least from 2014.

The flaws allow the attacker (or government in this case) to take over a victim’s phone when they click on a link in a text message. This description of the flaw is according to Lookout a cybersecurity firm that looks for security holes in mobile products, and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

“This is the most sophisticated bad actor we have ever seen targeting mobile phones out in the wild,” said Mike Murray, vice president of security research at Lookout.

The Spyware was discovered when pro-democracy activist Ahmed Mansoor received two text messages promising “secrets” about prisoners tortured in United Arab Emirates jails. He was immediately suspicious as he has been the target of Malware before and has been jailed for activism before. The past incidents of Malware have been traced back to the UAE government by security researchers.

Apple has since released a new version of iOS that fixes the flaw and is encouraging all users to update to the latest version as soon as possible. Fortunately this should protect users from this immediate threat as Apple’s devices are update more regularly than Android.


How to Buy a Safe for the Home

Purchasing a safe for the home isn’t quite as simple as it might appear. It’s important to understand that safes can have several different ratings related to tool resistance, fire resistance, and construction. The common safe found in sporting goods stores is actually termed a “residential security container” and lacks many of high security safes.

Some safes have a burglary rating. As an example, tl 30 safes are rated against the use of common hand tool, drill, punches, and hammers for a period of 30 minutes. A safe of this rating must also be constructed of 1-inch solid steel.

The most important step is to determine your needs and budget. Are you interested in protecting firearms, jewelry, documents, magnetic media, photos, or cash? Certain types of safes are more appropriate for a particular purpose. A safe designed for firearms wouldn’t be the best choice for protecting photos.

What is your budget? Safes can range from less than $100 to well over $50,000. How much can you afford? How much are the items you want to protect actually worth? Determine a price range and limit your search to safes that fit your budget.

During your search, you’ll undoubtedly find many used safes for sale. While it’s possible to find a bargain, consumers should be cautious. It’s challenging to accurately determine what you’re getting. Most importantly, find a safe that fits your needs and budget.

First Security Safe offers used safes for sale online, or at its Los Angeles showroom.


Corvus Introduces Lithium Ion Alternative

Written by: Start Pac

Lithium ion batteries have more uses in the tugboat industry than one might think.

You may not think that a tugboat has much in common with a tug, but a Canadium battery company has created an innovative way to provide power for electric GSE. Corvus Energy has been conduction tests of GSE to run on a lithium GPU. They have already developed a Rug Technologies MA series tug retrofit, and is also continuing to work on retrofit kits for new test projects. Corvus is also selling factory-installed kits that allow OEM’s to ship a fully electric unit right to the customer.

The Birth of Corvus

The company began developing their batteries back in 2009 for use in the hybridization of heavy commercial vessels like tugboats. The first installations showed fuel costs falling 25 percent as well as maintenance bills dropping30 percent. Additionally, other tests have shown that there are huge reductions in carbon emissions.

A Breakdown on Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries, as well as the lithium ground power unit, are a common source of power for most phones, laptops, and other electronic devices. Increases in power management technology are allowing batteries to power up electric cars that are currently coming on the market. Most lithium ion batteries are built in a similar fashion.

There are individual cells that are put together with two electrodes and separated by an electrolyte. Now, depending on whether the cell is charging or discharging, lithium ions tend to flow between the electrodes. This flows to the external circuit, which powers up the battery itself – making it prime for portable power.


The Many Methods of Optical Thin Film Deposition

to find the right technique that benefits you.

There are numerous processes when it comes to the manufacturing of optical thin films. Some of the most common methods include: thermal, ion beam evaporation, ion beam assisted deposition, and ion beam sputtering. Each method provides its advantages in the formation of optical film and each provide value and limitations.

When it comes to coating manufacturers, you’ll find that many of them use only one of the methods rather than multiple to make it appear that a single approach is more beneficial.

Ion Assisted Deposition

Ion beam deposition is a variant of the e-beam evaporation process. E-beam evaporation adds a high-energy ion beam that is directed at the coating substrate. The ions tend to act like an atomic hammer that produces a high film density – much higher than evaporation alone. Furthermore, ion beams cal also be utilized to pre-clean and etch the substrate’s surface to improve its’ overall film adhesion. The result of this high coating density is an improved mechanical durability, greater environmental stability, and a lower scatter – without the use of electron beams.

Ion Beam Sputtering

Ion beam sputtering coats are produced within a vacuum chamber. When it comes to IBS, high-energy ion beams are directed at the target – which is typically a metal or an oxide. The ions then transfer the momentum towards the substrate causing molecules to sputter off. The high-energy atoms are then deposited as coats onto the substrate. Throughout the process, oxygen is typically present at low pressure within the coating chamber to act as a reactant when creating oxides on metal targets.

Some advantages to using ion beam sputtering include: extremely uniform results, high density, excellent adhesion, and environmental stability. Furthermore, the surface roughness of the deposited layers is extremely low, which tend to yield infrared and visible levels. Deposition rates are relatively low when compared to other coating styles. But, the control and reproducibility levels are high, which makes it possible for performance targets to be hit with a greater precision than most evaporation techniques. This is beneficial for the user, because of the production of steep edge filers and multi-wavelength mirrors. Additionally, this process can occur through full automation, meaning that it does not require the supervision of an operator. One of the biggest drawbacks to IBS however, is that it only works with a limited range of materials  – typically metal oxides.
Denton Vacuum, LLC is a supplier and manufacturer of the finest deposition products. If you are looking for a thermal evaporation system that screams quality, visit Denton Vacuum, LLC online today.


Aircraft Maintenance Equipment and Portable Power

Written by: Start Pac

Of all the aircraft maintenance equipment that are currently being used in aviation fields around the country, one of the most underrated tools are portable power supply units. For one, they provide an aircraft with an optimal source of electricity that thoroughly powers the entire unit in little time. Small planes and even larger planes run on electricity to power their onboard equipment as well as all the other features within the unit itself.


Important Aspects to Look Out For


A portable power supply unit can either be a standalone generator or be hooked together to multiple lines that connect to a central hub – typically in airports and larger air fields. For both convenience an efficiency purposes, the power supply units are stored in mass quantities and are an integral part of the air field itself. If you’ve wondered what those carts are pulling that have electrical hoses that stick out of them do, those are the power units that the airports use for the incoming planes.


Typically, when planes taxi in, the maintenance crew immediately runs over to tend to the aircraft. This means, refueling, cleaning, repairing, etc. Now, once the plane is parked, the power supply unit can do its part by supplying a constant stream of electricity without having to keep the plane on. This allows there to be lights and electrical access running straight from the power supply units.


Underrated Overachievers


In smaller airfields, an airplane starting unit can be used to provide a jumpstart to small planes and aircrafts. This is important, as these planes require a significant amount of power to maintain flight. Now, most people will talk about how fuel is the number one factor when it comes to airplanes – next to onboard flight systems. However, without power, much of the features of a plane wouldn’t be possible. For instance, the control panels and the all the board switches wouldn’t have any way of controlling the plane. They continue to be an underrated unit within the airplane industry. However, with new technology coming in, there are more advanced starting units being created that serve more purposes than just providing a single spark of electricity. With that being said, there is a lot to look forward to when it comes to the future of portable power units.