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NEMA to Develop Standard for Homeland Security Systems

NEMA is embarking on a venture to develop a standard for homeland security systems, one that would contribute to protection of the nation’s ports and borders and eventually help shape a market for scanning, detection, and security-related products.

A new standards development committee is being created to tie together a number of technologies that NEMA’s member companies already make, including equipment for scanning, physical access control, video, intrusion, and explosives detection. More...

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Kodak Receives Worldwide Orders for its CARESTREAM Radiology Solutions
Eastman Kodak Company recently signed contracts for Kodak CARESTREAM Radiology Solutions with leading healthcare facilities across the globe, including Kuwait's Adan Hospital and Puerto Rico Medical Services Administration. 7/24/06

UTC Power to Design Fuel Cell for Spanish Submarine
The UTC Fuel Cells unit of UTC Power, a United Technologies company, will design and develop a 300 kW proton exchange membrane fuel cell power module for the Spanish shipbuilder NAVANTIA, S.A., for use in the Spanish Navy's S-80 submarine. 7/21/06

Siemens Awarded $28 Million Contract for Baggage Handling System
Siemens Energy & Automation's airport logistics division has won a $28 million contract from Turner Construction to design and build a baggage handling and inline security system for JetBlue Airways at John F. Kennedy International Airport. 7/19/06

Agfa HealthCare Selected as Preferred Vendor for Toronto East Network’s PACS Project
Agfa HealthCare has been selected by TEN as the preferred vendor for the region’s diagnostic imaging picture archiving and communication system project. 7/18/06

Kodak Announces Orders for its CR Mammography Feature
Twenty-eight healthcare facilities in Europe have purchased the KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR Mammography Feature for CR 850/950/975 Systems. 7/18/06

Itron Signs Agreement with Actaris to Distribute Itron’s AMR Technology
Itron has signed an agreement with Actaris U.S. Liquid Measurement authorizing the company to be a distributor of Itron’s Automatic Meter Reading technology. 7/17/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M to Acquire Archon Technologies Inc.
3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archon Technologies Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions for motor vehicle agencies. 7/26/06

3M to Acquire Security Printing and Systems Limited
3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Security Printing and Systems Limited, a leading producer of finished, personalized passports and secure cards headquartered in Manchester, U.K. 7/20/06

Schneider Electric Will Acquire VA TECH ELIN EBG
Schneider Electric will acquire, subject to regulatory approvals, VA TECH ELIN EBG Elektronik in Austria. 7/19/06



Johnson Controls Announces Executive Organizational Changes
Johnson Controls, Inc., today announced new executive organizational changes and promotions. 7/28/06

Trotman Appointed Director of The Genlyte Group Incorporated
William A. Trotman has been appointed director of Genlyte Group Incorporated and as a member of the company's audit and compensation committee. 7/24/06

Johnson Controls Announces New Leadership Appointment
Ron Weller has been appointed to the new position of vice president, global operations for the power solutions business in North America. 7/21/06



Hypertherm’s Shipulski Named Distinguished DFMA Supporter of the Year
Mike Shipulski, director of engineering at Hypertherm, has won the Design for Manufacture and Assembly Award as distinguished supporter of 2006. 7/27/06

Report Ranks Siemens Medical Solutions First in U.S. Radiology Market
Siemens Medical Solutions has been ranked number one in ultrasound radiology market share and has the number one selling ultrasound product in the U.S., according to the Klein Biomedical Consultants 2005 annual report. 7/25/06


Indicators of Current and Expected North American Business Conditions Slide in July
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American conditions declined for the third month in a row in July, but nonetheless remained above the 50-point growth threshold for a 40th consecutive month. 7/27/06

NEMA Welcomes FERC Issuance of Performance-based Transmission Rule
NEMA is welcoming a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule implementing incentive-based transmission rate provision in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. 7/21/06

Scientific Advances, Broader Imaging Role Drive Utilization, Says NEMA
Rapid increases in utilization of medical imaging arise from new scientific advances that allow physicians to see inside the human body and that have brought about a major transformation in how physicians practice medicine and how medical delivery is structured, according to Donald Rucker, chief medical officer of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, testifying on behalf of NEMA at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. 7/18/06


New NEMA Test Standards Measure Performance Parameters Governing Image Quality of MRI Systems
NEMA has published four standards that are part of a series of test standards developed by the medical diagnostic imaging industry for the measurement of performance parameters that govern image quality of magnetic resonance imaging systems. 7/25/06

NEMA Publishes White Paper on Arc-Flash Analysis
The Low Voltage Distribution Equipment Section of NEMA has published a white paper on arc-flash analysis that highlights the need for utility system parameters in the selection of personal protective equipment. 7/21/06


Caterpillar to Build New Wheel Loader Manufacturing Facility in China
Caterpillar Inc. has signed an investment agreement with the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee to build a new wheel loader manufacturing facility in China’s Jiangsu province. 7/27/06

Schneider Electric Partnership Leads to Opening of Four Schools in Tsunami-Ravaged Indonesia
More than 800 Indonesian schoolchildren recently started classes in four new schools at Meulaboh and Banda Aceh, leaving behind them the tents which gave them temporary shelter and also served as classrooms. 7/26/06


July 31, 2006
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