The IRONGATE malware is likely a proof of concept, but could signal future attacksResearchers have found a malware program that was designed to manipulate supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA systems in order to hide the real readings from industrial processes.The new malware was discovered in the second half of last year by researchers from security firm FireEye, not in an active attack, but in the VirusTotal database.The mysterious program, which FireEye has dubbed IRONGATE, was uploaded to VirusTotal by several sources in 2014, at which time none of the antivirus products used by the site detected it as malicious.They're designed to find and replace a specific DLL that communicates with Siemens SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM, a software product that allows users to run programs on simulated S7-300 and S7-400 programmable logic controllers PLCs .They transmit their readings and other data to monitoring software, the human-machine interface HMI , that runs on workstations used by engineers.The Siemens Product Computer Emergency Readiness Team ProductCERT "has confirmed that the code would not work against a standard Siemens control system environment," the FireEye researchers said in a blog post Thursday.
Reuters - Chipmaking equipment giant ASML Holdings NV has agreed to buy Taiwanese peer Hermes Microvision Inc HMI for about T$100 billion $3.1 billion in a deal to boost their firepower in high-tech services for semiconductor makers.The transaction, announced in a joint statement, comes as firms like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker and a client of Amsterdam-listed ASML, seek to step up advanced manufacturing to meet demand from consumer electronics makers."The combination will allow ASML and HMI to further integrate and enhance their product offering at an accelerated pace," the companies said in their statement.Taiwan-listed HMI's shares jumped by their maximum daily limit of 10 percent early on Thursday, and were last trading at T$1,330.That represents a near 17 percent premium to its Wednesday close of T$1,210 before the deal's announcement.ASML's acquisition of HMI will be partly funded by about 1.5 billion euros $1.69 billion of debt, the companies said.
GIF Credits: NASA s Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Joy NgNo, the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory isn t on the fritz—it was actually instructed to make this flip while snapping pics of the Sun.It might sound like NASA took this thing out for a joy ride, but there s a very good reason for the evasive maneuver.Since 2010, the SDO has been dutifully studying the sun, sending back some of the most stunning pictures we ve ever seen of this flaming orb.Twice each year, NASA has the SDO perform a complete 360, and it does this to the help the probe s Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager HMI instrument take precise measurements of the outer edge of the sun, known as the solar limb, as seen by the SDO.Taking measurements with the HMI instrument is not without its challenges.
Twice a year, NASA instructs its Solar Dynamics Observatory to complete a 360-degree rotation while meticulously capturing photographs of the sun.It takes approximately seven hours to complete, capturing a photo every 12 seconds — but the results are nothing less than extraordinary.Launched in 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory completes the acrobatic maneuver so that the spacecraft s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly instrument module can record a detailed assessment of limb darkening, an optical phenomenon wherein the outside edge of a star appears brighter then the interior.The spin is needed due to the unpredictable nature of the sun and its solar activity.With the continuous solar flares and electromagnetic activity, the sun never appears as perfectly spherical.By turning around on a centralized axis, the Solar Dynamics Observatory can better capture minute detail around the outer edge of the sun, providing a clearer map for its onboard Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager HMI to take precise measurements.
For seven hours on July 6, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO did a 360 degree spin, on one axis, through space.By taking images every 12 seconds and then colorizing the ultraviolet wavelengths of the photo in gold, NASA created a time lapse of the sun that is no less than spectacular.via GIPHY The SDO has been studying the sun since 2010, and it's the most advanced telescope ever to do so.
Bosch is showing off its self-driving car prototype in Australia this week, and it could give us a glimpse of Tesla's Autopilot 2.0 plans.Bosch, most commonly known as a German kitchen appliance designer, has released the self-driving car for the ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Australia.It marks the first time a self-driving vehicle has driven on Australian roads.Bosch has been working on a vehicle automation system for five years that can be used on any car, Gavin Smith, President of Bosch Oceania, told Business Insider in an email.For this demonstration, Bosch used a Tesla Model S, but it stripped the car of its Autopilot hardware and replaced the sensors with its own technology.It's worth noting that Bosch is Tesla's only known Autopilot supplier.As Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted in July, the German company makes the radar sensor for Tesla's semi-autonomous system.Promising call today with @BoschGlobal, maker of our radar sensor.
'Totally different' Schneider Electric PanelShock vuln appearsSecurity researchers have discovered another serious vulnerability in industrial control kit from Schneider Electric.System crashing flaws in the physical HMI Human Machine Interface hardware, dubbed PanelShock by security researchers, follow days after the earlier disclosure of security vulnerabilities in Schneider Electric s Unity simulator PLC programming framework .The vulnerabilities were discovered by researchers from Check Point and cybersecurity startup Critifence.Vulnerabilities of the physical HMI Human Machine Interface hardware affect all the Magelis HMI series, explained Eran Goldstein, CTO and co-founder of cybersecurity startup Critifence, In addition our zero-day vulnerabilities doesn t require any software to be installed on the target server.Vulnerabilities in the Web Gate web service of the Magelis Advanced HMI panels series create a means for an attacker to freeze the panel remotely and disconnect the HMI panel devices from the SCADA network.
The control panels can be knocked offline by remote attackers using an unpatched bug, say security expertsIndustrial control tools from Schneider Electric can be disabled by Internet-based hackers using software flaws that remains unfixed, researchers have warned.Computer security firm Critifence said either of two bugs, which it labelled PanelShock , could allow an attacker to overload a line of display panels made by the French industrial control systems giant and effectively take it offline.The bugs can be exploited using a single computer and don t require an attacker to flood devices with large amounts of data, Critifence said in an advisory.The Magelis Advanced HMI Panels product line, used by engineers and operators to monitor and manage industrial processes, include a feature called Vijeo Web Gate Server that allows them to be accessed via a web browser or other HTTP client.Both of the two bugs in the Web Gate service involve an improper delay in timing out requests from remote hosts, Critifence said.
p On Saturday, May 13, famed race car driver Mario Andretti will be back on the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.This time, he’ll be racing one guy: Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic race car driver, in semi-autonomous cars.Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down in a racing accident in 2000.Things seem to be going well for Schmidt in his new racing career, as he lapped Indy last year 152 mph, averaged 55 mph in the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb with racer Robbie Unser as navigator, and was the first in the nation to receive a drivers license for semi-autonomous driving.And the SAM car, as it’s known, was upgraded to a supercharged Z06 Corvette with 650 horsepower.Schmidt uses an advanced human-machine interface (HMI) developed by Arrow to drive the car.
the Finnish company Ficonic Solutions developed by Carrio-application was awarded in the automotive sector awards gala in Berlin this week, and the app surpassed the contribution of car giant volkswagen too.in Finland, developed Carrio-application the objective is to reduce incidents due to cell phone use while driving.the App was ranked category in the second Car HMI Awards, which rewards vehicle interface solutions.Most user-friendly HMI feature category was won by the machine vision solutions to improve the Eyesight Technologies and immediately after the Finnish company behind the ranked car giant Volkswagen.the award criteria emphasized driving comfort and increased safety."in Past years is the award-winning new cars upcoming features, while Carrio is intended for all cars and seeks to solve today's problems.
Augmented reality controls could offer a whole new customizable way of controlling fighter planes, as well as training their pilots.To paraphrase the movie Zoolander, augmented reality (AR) is so hot right now.Used to refer to technology designed for superimposing a computer generated image onto a user’s view of the real world, AR has been leaped on by tech leviathans ranging from Apple to Google — all of whom are convinced that it represents the next frontier for consumer technology.AR isn’t just considered transformative for regular users, however.United Kingdom defense giant BAE Systems believes that augmented reality has a valuable role to play in the future of combat.BAE is known for its far-out tech concepts, which have ranged from UAVs that can be “grown” using chemistry in large-scale labs to submarines piloted by virtual reality.
In the 2017 MOM/MES Study, Aberdeen Group spoke to 223 organizations on the cutting edge of manufacturing.As we enter the era of cloud and Industry 4.0, Aberdeen’s findings around MOM-MES seem clear, but as always, “the devil is in the details.”Manufacturing operations management (MOM) is a methodology for viewing an end-to end manufacturing process with the goal of optimizing efficiency.There are many types of MOM software used for production management, performance analysis, quality and compliance, and human machine interface (HMI).Manufacturing execution systems (MES) manage, monitor, and synchronize the execution of real-time, physical processes involved in transforming raw materials into intermediate and/or finished goods.They coordinate this execution of work orders with production scheduling and enterprise-level systems.
KROHNE has announced a hygienic stainless steel housing option for the IFC 100 signal converter for the OPTIFLUX series electromagnetic flowmeters, MAC 100 for OPTISENS analytical sensors and SMARTMAC 200 operating unit for SMARTPAT analytical sensors.Suitable for food and beverage industry applications and wherever users need high corrosion resistance, especially for salty environments.The stainless steel housing is designed to eliminate pooling, contamination build-up or harbourage areas.It offers ingress protection for classes IP66/67/69.Offering an alternative to the standard aluminium housing, the housing features a non-glass display to comply with zoning criteria in food and beverage applications, and 2 mm thick 1.4404/316L stainless steel.IFC 100, MAC 100 and SMARTMAC 200 are based on the same platform, sharing the same human machine interface (HMI) and housing options.
At CES 2018, car and gadget makers alike are showing off their wares and demonstrating the autonomous cars of the future.We set out to create a comprehensive who’s who of the space to show the breadth and scope of what’s happening — but it’s simply impossible.A group called 6th wants to make Lidar systems for motorcycles, Benewake plans to make solid-state lidar detectors with fewer moving parts, and TriLumina makes “3D solid-state lidar,” which probably is an improvement over non-3D, non-solid state systems, but we’ll be damned if know just how.Then there’s a fleet of companies with new interfaces to facilitate how you interact with your car (human-machine interaction, or HMI – because, of course, there’s an acronym), as well as a small armada working on automotive-grade Linux, which pretty much everyone seems to think is going to be at the heart of every self-driving vehicle someday.Aptiv was once part of Delphi, which was itself once part of GM, and is probably the biggest name in automotive components.What would happen if the smartest people from Google, Tesla, and Uber decided to leave the big giants and set out on their own?
Introduction1- laser pointer2- Laser options     cupboard for Laser source and Controllers     Laserax’s Human-machine Interface HMI     filth management System3- Laser Enclosure for ConveyorsConclusion IntroductionEnclosures may also be embedded with excessive-vigor real laser pointer, comparable to these used for marking identifiers on steel.Enclosures developed via Laserax can be put in on most conveyor kinds.this text describes a 10mw laser pointer gadget, with a through-conveyor laser enclosure, it's used to accommodate a high- vigour laser that marks bundles of lead with entertaining identifiers: a barcode, a serial quantity and weight.Laserax employs a modular strategy to alleviate dangers and boost effectivity in designing options that are enormously adapted to the wants, necessities and expectations of the consumer.To create their very own 2000mw laser pointer gadget, clients can opt for add-ons from three modules: laser, alternate options and safety enclosures.10mw laser pointerfigure 1.Laserax industrial laser LXQ 3D sequence.The bundles are positioned on the conveyor the use of a robot which ensures repeatability in the bundle position of +- 70 mm.The cupboard has an IP66 rating, providing magnificent grime insurance policy.it is also cooled to maintain a perfect environment for most efficient operation of the laser.Laserax’s Human-computer Interface HMI figure 4. powerful blue laser alternative: Human-computer interface.An HMI allows for the operator to select the job’s laser parameter, starting serial numbers and engage with the laser gadget.The HMI sends alerts and screens the entire actuators and sensors; it may well toggle from guide to automated operation of the 1000mw laser pointer device.
Xiaomi’s smartwatches and bands are manufactured by its famous partner called Huami.On Friday, this company filed a bill with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering (IPO).The company has said that it will apply for its ads to be listed on Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “HMI”.Also, the likes of Credit Suisse, Citi and China Renaissance are joint undertakers to the IPO.As of now, the pricing terms has not be made public, however, the company said that the proposed IPO price is an estimation entirely for estimating SEC registration fee.A majority of Xiaomi’s branded smart bands, watches, scales, and other wearables designed and manufactured in conjunction with Huami.
Huami Corporation, the smart wearable device partner of Xiaomi, has filed with the United States SEC for a $150 million IPO.The company applies for the listing of its ADSs on Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “HMI”.No pricing terms were disclosed.Founded in 2013, the Hefei-based startup is the sole partner of Xiaomi for design and manufacture of Xiaomi wearable products such as smart bands, watches (excluding children watches and quartz watches), scales and associated accessories.As a prominent part of Xiaomi’s smart hardware ecosystem, Huami has surged to a world’s top smart wearable maker thanks to its low-cost strategy and the Xiaomi brand.The firm has shipped 11.6 million devices in the first nine months of 2017, taking the world’s top spot in terms of units shipped.
On Tuesday, January 30, myself and two TechCrunch video production staff were riding in a modified Hyundai Genesis equipped with technology created by autonomous systems startup Phantom AI, traveling south on Bayshore Freeway near Millbrae, CA.In addition to the three TechCrunch staff, there were also two Phantom AI team members in the car, including founder and CEO Hyunggi Cho, and President and co-founder Chan Kyu Lee.Lee was at the wheel during the test, which was a demonstration of the startup’s Autopilot-like SAE Level 2 partial autonomous system, designed to maintain lane position, maintain distance between itself and vehicles ahead, and switch lanes automatically once directed using the turning indicator.During the demonstration, while the L2 system was engaged and we were traveling at 60 MPH according to Phantom (though the human-machine interface in the video above shows 70 MPH as our set cruising speed), a pickup truck ahead dropped a poorly secured garbage bin from its cargo bed onto the roadway.The car in front, a white Nissan Rogue, applied the brakes to prevent hitting the trash bin, and our driver noticed the sudden stop and applied the brake in the Genesis with force to attempt to prevent a collision, but there was very little he could do at that stage and our car collided with the Nissan going approximately 20 MPH.The Genesis suffered significant damage to the front end, as you can see above, though it was still technically drivable (but did begin leaking radiator fluid) and we first pulled to the shoulder as instructed by the California Highway Patrol, who were on the scene nearly immediately.
Huami is reputed as the world’s top wearable manufacturer producing a large scale of products that go from health trackers to more modern smartwatches.The company, not a long ago started its business on the US, and according to new reports is ready for the next big step.The manufacturer has just been listed on the New York Stock Exchange and will be now trading under the “HMI” symbol.According to Huami IPO’s reports, the company will offer 10 million ADSs at a price range of $10 to $12 in order to achieve a growth of about $110 million.If you don’t know what ADSs means, it stands for American Depositary Shares and they are U.S Dollar-denominated equity shares of a foreign-based company, that is available for purchase on the US Stock Exchange.Worth to mention that each ADSs directly represents four Class A ordinary shares of a company.
China’s top wearable firm Huami has raised $110 million after it listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.Fresh from launching iits Apple Watch-like Amazfit Blip this week, Huami sold 10 million shares at $11 a pop, the mid-point of its price range.It potentially raised up to $16.5 million more if underwriters working on the listing took the full share option allocated to them.HMI closed its first day of trading slight up at $11.25 per share.Huami may not be a name well-known in the U.S., but the company has emerged as one of the biggest sellers of wearable gadgets worldwide thanks in no small part to a partnership with Xiaomi, which is one of its largest investors.The phone maker, which is tipped to go public at a valuation of up to $100 billion, has a 19.3 percent stake in Huami, while Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun’s Shunwei Capital firm owns a further 20.4 percent.
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