RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil “People Counter”

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has joined forces with miniature PLC manufacturer BARTH® Elektronik GmbH to develop a simple maker project that aids social distancing in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The project, called ‘People…

Element14 Community Launches Design Challenge to Help Fight COVID-19

Element14, an Avnet community, announced the launch of the “Fighting Germs” Project14 design challenge. The challenge is engaging element14’s problem-solving designers and engineers to find innovative solutions to fighting germs, one of the most efficient ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. The goal of this challenge is for members of the element14 Community to…

Covid-19 Test & PPE Verification Solution Announced

Smartrac, an Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) company, and blockchain startup SUKU, today announced a digital verification solution to authenticate COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE). The NFC-powered platform enables instant verification of authenticity and provides end-to-end supply chain transparency. By equipping COVID-19 test kits and PPE with Smartrac’s CIRCUSTM NFC tags, the solution utilizes…

Security Breaches Surge Since January

Finnish company Arctic Security recently revealed that the number of compromised organizations across the world has more than doubled since January. Specops Software’s cyber security expert Darren James delves into the potential reasons for these rises, alongside tips for ensuring security safety across businesses: An alarming number of users’ machines have now become compromised since…

Heilind Offers Brady Covid-19 Safety Solutions

Heilind Electronics, an authorized distributor for Brady and a leading global distributor of electronic components and identification products, has added the manufacturer’s COVID-19-related identification and safety solutions signage, posters and floor markings. This offering comes at a critical juncture in the global pandemic, as more businesses strive to maximize the safety of their employees, customers…