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As the world prepared for the twenty-first century, electronic media—particularly computers and satellites in space—altered the nature of mass media organizations, world news, and traditional government internal information controls. Because one satellite can cover a third of the globe, its messages and images ignore national boundaries and thus radically alter the historic balance of power between nation–states and media corporations. Media entrepreneurs, like individuals, can operate outside of their national home bases in relative independence of governmental control.
Two additional developments have altered government-versus-corporation relations. Increasingly, a single, large multinational media corporation can control the entire communications system from creation of content to distribution and delivery to home or office. It does this by ownership of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, motion pictures, videocassettes, production facilities for all these media, as well as national and international distribution networks and control of the telephone or satellite dish that brings media material into individual homes. The other change is digital techniques that permit conversion of material from one form into a different one, like a motion picture into a videocassette playable into individual homes or over a television station.
Media power and profit have encouraged large firms to acquire as many different media as possible under each major firm's control. Thus, for example, at the turn of the century, a German firm, Bertelsmann, controlled 10 percent of all world publishing in the English language. Similarly, News Corporation, an Australian firm owned by an American, Rupert Murdoch, became a major media producer worldwide, including in the United States. Major American firms like Disney, AOL Time Warner, Viacom, and General Electric, Britain's BBC, and Japan's Sony became worldwide creators and distributors of a wide spectrum of media products from daily news to computerized games, receivable from Siberia to South Africa.
As a result, societies under authoritarian rule have become less able to control corporate and private information transmissions. In 1989, for example, despite strict internal controls by the People's Republic of China, students with fax machines spread instant news of slaughter in Beijing's Tiananmen Square of hundreds of citizens demanding more democratic freedoms. Nevertheless, the utility for economic growth of such new media has been so indispensable to China's commerce and industry that devices for the distribution of information like taxes have been permitted to increase almost 100 times since the Tiananmen Square Suppression.
International regulation of global communications has consisted largely of adoption of desired general principles and purely technical standards. The United Nations Declaration of Freedom of Information calls for “free flow of information within countries and across frontiers.” Attempts to achieve technical compatibility of the world's communication systems are made by the International Telecommunications Union, which meets every four or five years. Within most countries governmental communications and utilities commissions create and monitor the rules for each country's domestic broadcasting and popular media. In the United States the Constitution forbids official control over printed matter, but permits broadcast regulation.
Numerous non-governmental organizations operate on national and world scales to lobby for legislation that would promote their ends. In the United States, for example, a Center for Media Education monitors national legislation to press for what it sees as more salutary public needs in television. A Cultural Environment Movement, started in the United States, presses globally against gratuitous violence and inadequate presentation of education in commercial television. Similar citizen efforts appear periodically in other nations as well.(See also Censorship; Information Society; Media and Politics; Public Opinion.)
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Information technology (IT) or information and communication technology (ICT) is a broad subject which deals with technology and other aspects of managing and processing information, especially in large organizations. Particularly, IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information. Over the past 20 years, its prevalence has dramatically increased so that it is now a part of nearly every aspect of daily life.
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Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of a wide range of computer-based tools that assist engineers, architects and other design professionals in their design activities. It is the main geometry authoring tool within the Product Lifecycle Management process and involves both software and sometimes special-purpose hardware. Current packages range from 2D vector based drafting systems to 3D solid and surface modellers.
CAD is sometimes translated as "computer-assisted", "computer-aided drafting", or a similar phrase. Related acronyms are CADD, which stands for "computer-aided design and drafting", CAID for Computer-aided Industrial Design and CAAD, for "computer-aided architectural design". All these terms are essentially synonymous, but there are a few subtle differences in meaning and application.
CAD was originally the three letter acronym for "Computer Aided drafting" as in the early days CAD was really a replacement for the traditional drafting board.
But now is the term is often interchanged with "Computer Aided Design" to reflect the fact that modern CAD tools do much more than just drafting.
Friday, September 11, 2009
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Information technology may be the biggest term of the current century. This is because all of our lives have drastically changed through the introduction of the computer and the internet, the primary tools in expanding IT in all other fields aside from science. Now, you can download music, chat with your fiends thousands of miles away and even look for that ancient book through web libraries. In this case, it is also a good idea to write an IT essay as one of you projects in school. If you are required to write thisessay sample topic, then let me give you some ideas what subjects to talk about.
Writing an IT essay does not merely involve topics about computers and the internet. Of course, these are the primary technologies that readily reflect IT but they are not the only topic scopes to write about. Actually, you first need to have a purpose in writing. Maybe you would like to discuss your opinion in an opinion essay. Or if you want to argue that IT is a big disaster in our society, then you may write an argumentative essay. As you can see, having a purpose or goal in writing gives you a sense of direction in composing your college essays. Here are the topic interests that you may use:
- Information technology: how it has changed our lives.
- The dangers involved in IT.
- The IT industry in the globalization arena of trade.
- What Information technology devices are popular in the market?
- IT gadgets and the children’s education
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The T-Box (TB) is designed as a low-cost temperature data-logger. A single stand-alone module can acquire, process, and record temperature readings from 100 temperature IC sensors. The TB offers an optional interface to ZigBee networks, for wireless recording and acquisition. It is also available with a range of other industrial control features, an enclosure, and turn-key sample software.
The H-DriveTM(HD) is a high performance, low cost, C/C++ programmable embedded controller based on a 40 MHz 16-bit CPU. It is intended for networking industrial process control, data acquisition, and especially ideal for Human Interface Device(HID) OEM applications.
The CAN-EngineTM (CANE) is a high performance, low cost, C/C++ programmable embedded controller with CAN support. It is intended for networking, automotive, industrial process control, high-speed data acquisition, and especially ideal for OEM applications.
The U-Drive (UD) is a very low-cost industrial GUI controller, ideal for OEM applications requiring a user interface. The ultra-bright, wide viewing angle active TFT color display with touchscreen is attractive, and easy to program. Other peripherals on the board makes this board a powerful and comprehensive industrial user interface and control solution.
The A-Core86 (186, 40 MHz) is our smallest entry at only 2.3x2.2 inches. Consuming less than 1W of power, the AC86 is designed to be the core processing component for your next embedded design. Features like low cost, compact size, surface-mount flash, high performance, and reliability make the AC86 ideal for industrial process control and high-speed data acquisition. Priced at $49 (qty 100), the Acore-86 is ideal for integration into an OEM product as a processor core component.
Measuring only 2.1" by 2.35", the FlashCore-B ($69, qty 100) is a variant of the 186-generation programmable core, now improved to also support data-logging applications. With the integrated CompactFlash drive (using cards up to 2 GB in size), the FlashCore-B can add an entire new dimension to your embedded application. With the FB, your equipment becomes truly stand-alone. With FAT filesystem support (and 16-bit ADC/DAC), accessing your data is as easy as plugging the card directly into a CompactFlash drive on your PC/PDA.
The MD88 is designed for industrial control applications that require solenoid drivers and protected high-voltage inputs. There are 35 high-voltage I/O lines routed to screw terminals and headers, including 7 inputs, 14 outputs, and 14 hardware-configurable inputs or outputs. The inputs can take up to 35V DC. The outputs are capable of sinking 350 mA at 50V per line, and they can directly drive solenoids, relays, or lights. Starting at $74 (qty 100).
The EE is an ideal TCP-based embedded stand-alone board. It is a high-performance (80 MHz, 186 generation) networked controller with high-performance hardware TCP/IP stack, USB 1.1/2.0 slave interface, high-speed ADC, CompactFlash filesystem. Ideal for both OEM or prototyping purposes, the Ethernet-Engine is intended for demanding networked industrial process control and networked high-speed data acquisition applications.
The new Ethernet-LCD (EL) controller is an inexpensive, well-rounded controller ready for a variety of embedded applications. It is intended for networking industrial process control, high-speed data acquisition, and especially ideal for OEM applications. It's most unique feature is an integrated graphics LCD. It also features high-speed TCP/IP networking, 24-bit ADCs, DACs, high-voltage I/Os, relays? and in 100+ quantities, starts at only $99.
The SensorCore(SC) is designed as a low-cost, low-power data logger for the most demanding analog data-acquisition applications. Featuring up to 48 channels of 24-bit ADC, 2 RS232/RS485 ports, CompactFlash interface, and a high performance 10/100M BaseT Ethernet. The SensorCore out-performs desktop-based acquisition solutions for a fraction of the price.
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Saturday, August 8, 2009
Internet Software Solutions 3rd party interface can provide mission-critical wireless notification software for IT - Information Technology administrators and help desk operators. Internet Software Solutions has a variety of paging software applications that can interface with most systems which benefits to help companies of all sizes drastically reduce costs and enhance network operational efficiency.
What Is SNPP Paging
SNPP is a simple way for delivering wireless messages, both one and two-way, to appropriate receiving devices such as pagers and cellular phones. In its simplest form, SNPP provides a simple way to implement a “shim” between the Internet and a TAP/IXO paging terminal. In a level 3 form, it receiving end-to-end acknowledgments and replies from a two-way messaging device such as ReFLEX units. Gateways supporting this protocol have been in use for well over a year at several commercial companies such as Nextel, American Messaging, and private businesses as well. A list of companies that currently have SNPP Gateways can be found here. In order to use SNPP you must have access to the Internet by a dial-up connection or through a LAN. See It for product information.
What Is WCTP Paging
WCTP is a simple way for delivering wireless messages, both one and two-way, to appropriate receiving devices such as pagers and cellular phones. In its simplest form, WCTP provides a simple way to implement a “shim” between the Internet and a TAP/IXO paging terminal. Gateways supporting this protocol are now emerging and several commercial companies such as Skytel and Arch Wireless have their gateways in place. More companies are expected to follow. A list of companies that currently have WCTP Gateways can be found here. In order to use WCTP you must have access to the Internet by a dial-up connection or through a LAN. WCTP uses xml over http. Air Messenger supports http and https for secure connections. See It for product information.
What Is SMTP (E-Mail) Paging
This is the ability to send pages via e-mail. This is supported by most paging carriers and is a simple form of Internet Paging. Although SNPP or WCTP is the preferred method for Internet Paging, it is not used as much and not many carriers support this protocol yet. Most of our products supports Windows Messaging and SMTP with the ability to use MX Record lookups. It is recommended that you try to use MX record lookup first by leaving the SMTP Server field empty. See It for product information.
What Is TAP Paging
TAP paging allows you to send pages to the carrier over a standard modem connection and is widely support by most carriers. This method is much slower then Internet Paging but a good method for redundance in the event your Internet connection should be unavailable for Internet Paging. See It for product information.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
IT means information Technology in which we can introduce the about the latest Technology of all over the world e.g. Computers, Laptops, Palmtops, mobiles phones and others accessories etc……..
First we talk about mp3
Mp3 is a device in which we can store audio songs. If the mp3 is built-in than we can also store other data.
Now we talk about Mp4
Mp4 is latest than mp3 in which we can save audio and also the video songs it is also work as a USB in which we can travel data from one computer to other