How The Traditional Bulletin Board Could Help You Become Sorted Out

The humble company bulletin board for long now has been a fundamental element of office communications. Regardless of technological breakthroughs like phones, faxes, emails and the Internet, nothing has been in a position to replace the importance of bulletin boards. Since the advent of the Net, a bulletin board system has provided the capabilities of a regular bulletin board.

There are different types of bulletin boards available in the market from the fundamental and affordable types that may be just hung in the lunch room or across the typical corridor to fancy and colorful ones that fit the posh reception places and the advanced boardrooms. An uncomplicated bulletin board is manufactured from cork supported with fiberboard and framed in either metal or wood or plastic. These are obtainable in several sizes. Most could even be designed to order to fit particular niches. The other variations of bulletin boards are those made from embossed foam or colored cork and some are non-magnetic and made out of fabric. These types of boards are particularly good for offices and conference rooms where utility along with high quality and style are essential.

Boards with woven fabric go well with any kind of a workplace and are fairly resilient. They look fashionable and can be made to match the dcor of the room employing various shades just like burgundy, gray or blue. Colored cork boards and embossed foam boards are long lasting because they are self healing and fade proof and are quite easy to set up. The magnetic fabric bulletin board is manufactured keeping in mind the style and functionality of receptions, management offices and seminar rooms. These have dual functionalities – the cloth permits the usage of pushpins to stick on the messages and documents while the magnetic surface allows the adhering of paper without damaging the paper in any way.

As the fundamental kind of bulletin board can be a white board made out of ceramic the latest design is the multi-purpose LCD bulletin board. These boards operate on Linux and management software and also support internet facilities. The screen display will also support JPEG, MPEG, MP3, flash and even Full 1080P. The integrated CF card permits adequate information storage. Computers aren’t required to operate this most advanced electronic bulletin board however rather it works through a USB2 device. A slender case, easy set up and automatic switch off with time setting are other specialties of this bulletin board. This most advanced electronic bulletin board adds sophistication and classiness to any conference or meeting.

The computer-based bulletin board system runs on software which utilizes a terminal program to connect logged in users to other bulletin boards and exchange messages, upload or download software and information. This is accomplished through email and public message boards. It operates much the same way as its physical counterpart that can be used to stick messages and data and that is where it has acquired its name from. The bulletin board system also operates as chat rooms and has obtained lots of popularity in recent years. In the beginning, bulletin board systems were run as a pastime by various internet operators and was cost-free. Many bulletin board systems had subscription costs for accessing and these were primarily utilized by the business community to support and understand their customers. There are bulletin board systems online that allow online games, where users could compete with one another. The bulletin board system didn’t take off as much as predicted, but it is still quite well-known among the Taiwanese who continue to utilize it to publish communications.

The bulletin board system further moved on to create internet forums and blogs which are currently a phenomenon among internet users. Regardless of the medium utilized a business bulletin board is vital and is a straightforward way of informing everyone about news, views, opinions and data.

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Requirements Of Electronic On Board Recorders Could Greatly Transform The Way Transportation Moves I

by: Brad Hollister

The trucking marketplace may be under relentless tension from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s desire to implement a lengthy list of legislation. The sweeping reform from the present administration as overseen by Secretary Ray Lahood has introduced a significant number of brand new regulations from environmental restrictions to safety guidelines along with many much more. One of these new restrictions would be alarming enough, yet multiple controversial restrictions have hit the freight marketplace and or been considered by the FMCSA in recent months. The combination of many of these however has caused and will continue to cause pressure on drivers to be able to make a viable living driving trucks on the road in the upcoming years.

One such law includes the discussion of requiring Electronic On Board Recorders to monitor drivers. With Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR)’s, third parties are able to determine and record the precise running time of a truck from a single device installed in the driver’s cab. The goal of such a program is to monitor the actual driving time of each driver remotely so that log books and driving hours no longer have to be kept and accurate record keeping can be achieved. Obviously, there is a strong debate regarding implementation of the EOBR’s and the have an impact on such measures can have on the US freight marketplace.

The EOBR regulation will come into effect as early as 1st June 2012. According to this rule the independent truck drivers and transportation transportation companies who violate the hours of service guideline can be needed to install electronic on board recorders in their trucks. The FMCSA has taken a defensive stance on the topic of EOBR’s. The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has reported that only repeat offenders of current driving standards will be required to install the Electronic On Board Recorders in their trucks. The FMCSA estimates this amounts to only 10 percent of all truck drivers being needed to have EOBR’s monitor their driving activities. The purpose of an EOBR will be to record the location where the duty is changed and where the truck is moving. Drivers violating the safety procedures will have the option to maintain the information on the recorder but the recorder will be programmed to keep the original as well as fed information intact for future use. The information will be digitally recorded so that in case of any mishap the safety officials can retrieve the data. Paper log books currently perform many of the duties which are to be replaced by the implementation of EOBR’s. The EOBR will keep track of all operational and functional processes; record the truck loading and unloading time with location, as well as all operation time, and other stops both scheduled and accidental. The EOBR’s will also store the time the driver is resting or off the road so that all resting periods and break periods can be properly documented and accounted for.

Many Carriers, Truckers, as well as Marketplace Associations like the Owner Operator Independent Truck Drivers Association (OOIDA) are very opposing the passing of this controversial new requirement. Many drivers believe the paper logs are as effective as the recorder and that the recorder will hinder in the day to day life of a driver and affect his privacy. Truck Drivers who are repeat offenders of the Hours of Service guidelines may be the first to be needed to install the EOBR’s in their truck cabs. EOBR’s could greatly impact the way that much more than 6,000 fleets operation and also effect the lives of greater than four million truck drivers as the EOBR’s turn out to be more widely implemented inside the industry as well as effect a lot more drivers along with freight carriers.

The truckers or freight carriers and also freight carrier fleets who voluntarily installed the Electronic On Board Recorder in their trucks have discovered the device useful along with convenient. Some truck drivers have reported the device has produced a convenient way to manage their work time more effectively. Truck Drivers no understand the exact time they need to drive the truck along with how a lot time they have to dispatch loads and find freight for their empty trucks. Truck Drivers will drive the truck for 14 hours and sleep for 10 hours, resulting in total time driving the truck to be no much more than 70 hours a week. This way freight dispatchers can plan which available loads they should get loaded. Truck Drivers can also not sit idle as well as waste their valuable drive time waiting to get loaded at truck stops or other rig parking locations. After Truck Drivers complete the unloading dispatchers can ensure the drivers are rested as well as don’t have trucker fatigue just before giving them freight access towards the freight marketplace of freight loads.

In the event of accidents, the FMCSA believes the data recorded on the EOBR’s will determine whether a driver was guilty or not of Inattentive driving. The EOBR will identify whether the truck driver was out of Hours of Service (HOS) at the time the accident occurred. The implementation for these Electronic On Board Monitoring Devices can be tough to get accustomed to inside the beginning but may definitely change the way that the industry operates by forcing drivers to think twice about violating their Hours of Service (HOS). This legislation in addition to several other should continue to put pressure on truck drivers along with make the workplace less enjoyable and also much more restricted as time goes on.

About the Author

Brad Hollister is an Seasoned Freight Executive with Freight Access (Freight and Director of Business Development for Freight Access, Inc. Hollister possesses a appreciation for Business Development by means of innovation, process improvement, and implementation of the most recent technologies. Feel free to contact him with any kind of inquiries, opportunities, or ideas ( or (312) 450-3020.

Brad Hollister.

New Mathematical Theory Could Address Cell Communication Breakdown

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 08, 2013

It is an experience that has frustrated many: an emergency situation occurs, such as the recent Boston Marathon attacks or the tornadoes in Oklahoma, and people try to use their cell phones to get in touch with loved ones in the affected area, but can’t get through. At a time when the need to get through is paramount.

American University mathematics professor Stephen Casey thinks he has found a way to solve this problem. He calls it “projection method.” It is so promising that Casey already has two provisional patents for it, plus, the method is under review for a full patent.

“Projection method is not a device, but a mathematical theory of a device,” Casey said.

Projection method grew out of Casey’s research project funded by a $ 145,537 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research called “New Techniques in Time Frequency Analysis: Adaptive Band, Ultra Band, and Multi-Rate Signal Processing.”

First awarded to Casey September 2012, the grant supports his research during the next three years.

Casey says projection method would distribute our communications in a hierarchy, pushing through the most simplistic forms of first, followed by increasingly complex forms—text messages would be first, then voice messages, and lastly, video uploads or social media statuses. So, in an emergency situation, the lower level communications would get through.

Casey realized this potential application during the August 2011 earthquake that rocked much of the east coast, including Washington, D.C.

“As we all made texts and calls, I noted that early texts made it through, and then the system collapsed,” Casey said. “I thought, ‘Projection can fix this— to a degree.’”

How It Would Work

Casey says projection method would require a different approach to signal processing, or how cell service carriers handle various communications—phone calls/voice mails, text messages, emails, social media statuses—the original “signals.”

The current, general signal processing architecture for cell phones is “sample and hold”—an analog circuit used in linear systems, or systems in which data is conveyed in a specific sequence (much like a line with a definite beginning point and a definite end point). Digital systems, on the other hand, are based on discontinuous data or events—things that don’t have to be handled in any particular order but come together to form a final, definite product (ex: a sound or an image)—much like a jigsaw puzzle.

But wait? Aren’t cell phones digital? Not exactly. Most cell phones are actually analog to digital devices—they take the analog signal (a person’s voice or the text or images someone wishes to send) and convert it to a digital one so that the digital networks cell phones use can process it. On the receiving end, the digital signal is converted back to an analog one so the person receiving the communication can hear the other person’s voice, read a text, or see sent images.

Those digital networks rely on wireless technologies that are represented by an alphabet soup of acronyms: GSM, CDMA, and LTE. But there is one wireless technology that has great potential in that it is more powerful (capable of sending vast amounts of data) but uses less energy: Ultra Wide Band (UWB).

UWB is not new. The U.S. military and Department of Defense have used it since the1960s—among other uses, UWB applications involving radar can detect objects concealed by walls and other coverings. Even so, it was not until 2002 that the Federal Communications Commission authorized UWB’s commercial use. Since then, for a variety of reasons, the consumer market has been slow to adopt UWB, despite its obvious advantages. Technology to use it broadly and efficiently in cell phone communication has not been developed. Casey’s projection method could help change that.

“I was looking to develop an efficient method to analyze a signal so that we allow for changing and/or ultra-wide frequency bands—something conventional analog-to-digital devices don’t do,” Casey said, who aside from being a mathematics and statistics professor at AU, is a self-trained electrical engineer and sits on the boards of two international signal processing journals. “Projection is a clear advancement in that it is far more energy efficient and far more computationally sound. We look at the signal’s location in both time and frequency simultaneously, and window adaptively.”

Parallel Computing

Casey says looking at a signal’s location in time and frequency all at once would be accomplished through parallel computing, a form of computation in which tasks are addressed at the same time by multiple, but linked, computer processors. High performance computers use parallel computing to analyze “big data” at extremely high speeds. How much data, how fast, depends on the system.

By “window adaptively,” Casey means that once a signal’s time and frequency information are analyzed simultaneously via parallel computing, the signal would be transmitted in a manner “customized” to the signal’s needs and parameters. This is why communications would be distributed in a hierarchy from most simplistic to most complex. Text messages are the most simplistic and would go first because they require the smallest “window” and the least energy to get through.

“The simplicity of a text vs. a Facebook post allows us to process so much more efficiently,” Casey said. “I am in the process of exploring these ideas. There will be no ‘perfect solution,’ as there is no ‘perfect’ way to measure simultaneously in both time and frequency, but this will be a huge step in the right direction.”

Next Steps

How projection method could improve cell phone communication is just one potential application of Casey’s research funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

“In theory, projection method can be used by chip designers and hardware engineers,” Casey said. “But overall, this is a HUGE area of research.”

This summer, Casey will finish a scholarly paper that he coauthored with two engineers. The engineers’ part of the paper will discuss projection method and chip design. The paper is for the Proceedings of the IEEE, the peer-reviewed, monthly scientific journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Timely Referrals to Pain Management Specialists Could Reduce Unnecessary Back Fusion Surgeries Says Pain Management Specialist Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 27, 2013

While new federal data questions increases in costly back fusion surgery, early referrals to board certified pain management specialists could eliminate many operations saving trauma and money.

A Washington Post investigation found some experts fear “as many as half “ the procedures weren’t justified.

“Generally surgeons aren’t pain management specialists and as a result may recommend operations that aren’t necessary. Since we take a multidisciplinary approach, we can often find a solution that doesn’t require an operation,” says Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP, Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP,FIPP.

Dr. Ghorbani is president and medical director of the Advanced Pain Medicine Institute of Greater Washington, DC. He is also the author of the new book, “Secrets to a Pain Free Life” which stresses the importance of mainstream medical treatments combined with natural, alternative remedies shown to be safe and effective over time.

In his pain management practice, Dr. Ghorbani sees many failed back fusion patients who wind up in even worse pain.    

“I wish they’d come to me first, but often a primary care physician will refer his patient directly to a surgeon without giving a pain management specialist a chance to make a difference. That’s an aspect of medical culture that needs to change,” says Ghorbani.

When physical therapy or drugs don’t work, doctors can fuse two or more bones in the spine to prevent painful movement. However, the procedure may ultimately weaken the area around the injury leading to further complications.

This problem even has a name, “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” However, it can be treated with an implantable device called a spinal cord stimulator—similar to a cardiac pacemaker. It sends an electronic message to the brain through the spine that eases pain.

“Many of my patients are asking for this device as a result of other treatment failures,” says Ghorbani.

An aging population of Baby Boomers hoping to stay active and better surgical techniques may be trends underlying the bone fusion boom, but skeptics say the real rationale is compensation, not compassion. In the current “fee-for-service” environment, the more procedures a doctor does, the more he gets paid.

From 1993 to 2011 the number of US spine fusion procedures increased from 60,973 to 465,070 and the commensurate cost ballooned from $ 24,045 to $ 100,785, according to an analysis from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Appropriate or not, these operations have proven increasingly lucrative for doctors with financial interests in companies that sell plates, screws and rods–devices that can add up to $ 11,000 or more per procedure.

However, Dr. Ghorbani says the fix isn’t just on the doctor’s side. As more patients gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act, they will need to be more proactive about their own health so the system won’t be overburdened.

“We can’t be all things to all people, particularly with younger patients coming into the system and older patients needing more care. If people would just follow common sense lifestyle guidelines, it’s possible to keep pain in check. That’s one of the secrets to a pain free life,” says Dr. Ghorbani.