Secure VPN-based Remote Factory Monitoring Service

Hakko Electronics developed the V9 series with a so-called VPN router function built into a programmable display device as a virtual dedicated line, and launched the “Web Machine Interface” service to pursue the cause of equipment and machinery abnormalities from a remote location.

Nikon - D5500 - Small DSLR with vari-angle touch screen

Nikon announced the release of new DSLR camera D5500. It will be released on February 5.

D5500 is equipped with an effective 24.16MP DX format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 image processor, Wi-Fi, and 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD touch-panel monitor. D5500 has the currently smallest and lightest body among all existing DSLR cameras with a vari-angle LCD monitor built-in.

User-friendly, efficient taping machines

At FOOMA Japan 2014, Taiyo Seiki recently exhibited its COM JD Series of automatic taping Machines.

The JD Series features patented mechanisms including an inertia prevention system. Due to such unique mechanisms, this series ensures easy and efficient taping for both film and paper tapes up to 30 mm wide.

Sanwa Supply to release intriguing 3-Way Tripod

Sanwa Supply started selling a compact 3-way tripod "200-CAM020N" through their online store, Sanwa Direct.

200-CAM020N can be used as:

1) A tripod for iPhone and smartphones
2) A tripod for a digital cameras
3) An iPhone/smartphone grip attachment to help take selflies or avoid blurring of images due to hand movement

OMRON & JINS team up to make smart eyeglasses to detect potential diseases

Omron and Jins have jointly launched a healthcare project using an eyeglass-style wearable device "JINS MEME" that was developed by JINS.

JINS unveiled the JINS MEME device in May 2014 and is planning to release it in spring 2015. Using the built-in 3-point electro-oculography sensor, it detects the user's drowsiness, motivation, body balance and so on, and is able to sync the data on the user's smartphone.