Kadtronix introduces the
USB Motion Detector
(UMD) system. Costing as low
as $91 in single-unit quantity, the
system is comprised of the following elements: USB motion
detector, USB wiring interface,
and Windows software.
This product was developed for
applications needing to perform
motion-triggered actions under PC
control. Combined with a Windows
PC or laptop, the UMD becomes the
basis of a smart motion-activated
system. Automatically send email, run
applications, play .wav sounds, set
digital outputs, play multimedia
presentations, and more.
Utilizing existing Windows drivers, no custom drivers are needed.
Included with the UMD is the
USB Digital I/O Commander “Digio”
software. This software allows you to
define and customize system parameters for your specific application.
Using Digio, configure the system for
any of these applications and more:
length of cable with attached USB
connector (may be used with a
USB extender for distances up
to 100 feet or more).
This do-it-yourself system provides a low-cost
option for those with
knowledge of low-voltage
wiring and assembly.
(Motion detector and
AC power adapter sold
separately.) Also available
is a complete turn-key system including motion detector, USB interface,
and Digio software, all pre-wired and
ready for installation.
For more information, contact:
• Security systems
• Industrial control
• PowerPoint presentations
Onset Computer Corporation — a
leading supplier of battery-powered
data loggers — has unveiled the HOBO
Pendant G Logger — an easy-to-use data
logger for measuring and recording tilt,
orientation, activity, and motion.
Roughly half the size of an iPod®
Shuffle, the new HOBO Pendant G
makes it easy to record data in any
environment — in the home, outside,
and even underwater.
Gadget lovers of all types — from
electronics hobbyists to students to
amateur scientists — will use the
HOBO Pendant G logger in a broad
range of activities, from recording G
forces on rollercoasters to measuring
activity patterns of people and/or pets.
Once data has been collected,
users can display the data in colorful,
easily recognizable graphs on a PC or
Mac, and print out the graphs to share
The HOBO Pendant G incorporates a state-of-the-art, omni-directional
accelerometer and onboard memory
capable of storing 64,000 measurements. It also provides a convenient,
direct-USB interface for linking to
a computer, and works with
HOBOware® Lite, a user-friendly graphing and analysis software package.
The HOBO Pendant G Data
Logger Kit — which includes the data
logger, HOBOware Lite software,
mounting bracket, and USB optic base
station — is available now. Check the
website for current pricing.
For more information, contact:
Tel: 800-564-4377 or
Digio can be configured for use in
motion-activated slideshows and
videos, making it well-suited for use in
computer-based kiosks. Run motion-activated multimedia presentations in
shopping malls, airports, convenience
The USB interface features 16
configurable I/O signals and a six-foot
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