Techbytes Nov11

B4YOUBOARD App The B4YOUBOARD mobile app is now available to users of Android phones, including the Samsung Charge, HTC Evo 3D and the Motorola Droid Bionic. HMSHost Corp. launched its B4YOUBOARD smartphone mobile app in May at JFK International...


Trend Report

Desso has launched a new website for its Aviation division dedicated to Desso’s Aviation products and services and includes product-related and technical information and documentation, as well as design-related content, trend reports and reference photography. The new website builds on Desso’s expertise in the design and manufacture of carpet for the aviation sector, working with airlines and aircraft builders such as Virgin Atlantic, Alitalia, KLM and Airbus; www.desso-aviation.com.

Visual Paging System

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) launches a new visual paging system at Midway International Airport to enhance communications for deaf and hard of hearing passengers. The system displays text messages on Flight Information Display System (FIDS) monitors throughout the terminal to help connect passengers with family or friends, provide visual customer service messages, and when necessary, emergency notifications; www.flychicago.com.

Wireless Communications

Smiths Detection launches a new wireless communication system to improve both situational awareness and early-warning response to chemical attacks or threats detected by its suite of chemical sensors. Sensa-LINX easily integrates into Smiths Detection’s chemical warfare agent and toxic industrial chemical sensors used in military and emergency response applications. It also enables deployed sensors to be controlled remotely and to transmit data such as detection results to a Command and Control (C2) post; www.smithsdetection.com.

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