Durr develops paint application with high edge definition and no overspray

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Germany’s Durr has developed a new technique that applies paints over large areas or in simple patterns with high edge definition – and absolutely no overspray. The innovative EcoPaintJet applicator won this year’s innovation award ‘Deutscher Innovationspreis’ in Germany, and is now available for the general industry in an easily integrated set. Paint company Adler has developed paints tailored to the new application technology.

In woodworking, shipbuilding, electronics manufacturing, and many other industry sectors, product and component surfaces are coated to protect them or add colour. This previously involved a great deal of effort if the coating had to be applied with high edge definition since the surfaces either need to be manually masked or film-wrapped. There is also a significant amount of waste, both in terms of adhesive tape and paint loss due to overspray. According to Durr, with the new overspray-free application set, both of these challenges are a thing of the past. EcoPaintJet, the innovative applicator contained in the set, is already successfully in use in automotive series production. Since 2019, the new Dürr technology has made it possible to paint car roofs in contrasting colours with no masking.

More options for painting
The EcoPaintJet applicator delivers precise coating with no overspray. This increases coating efficiency and offers companies more options when it comes to product design and the transportation of goods. Instead of adhesive film, decorative surfaces can be protected for transport through the targeted application of a spray film. This can be simply pulled off again at the destination.

The technology also enables new options for the function and design of products. For example, the precise coating method means that window frames can have a weatherproof coating applied to the outside and get a decorative or differently colored application on the inside. Decorative effects

The Best 4K TVs for Watching Movies in Crystal-Clear Definition

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As any film nerd will tell you, what TV you watch movies on matters. So if you’re going to pass on going to the movie theater, you’ll want to make sure you have a quality TV set at home that’s just as good. And you’ll definitely want one that can show 4K video content in all its glory.

When it comes to watching movies and TV shows in glorious full definition, a 4K TV is one of the best options because of its resolution. It’s superior to 1080p TVs in that its horizontal display resolution is about 4,000 pixels—about four times that of the former. The result is noticeable and will make films look much sharper.

But while all 4K TVs have a resolution quality in common, they’re not all the same. Depending on how much space you want to dedicate to movie nights, you may opt for a smaller screen—and, if you prefer to not use a remote, then you’ll want to purchase one with voice control options. Here, four of the best on Amazon.

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1. TCL 4K Roku Smart TV

TCL’s smart TV is for both gamers and film nuts. It combines 4K resolution with Dolby Vision HDR technology to create stunning, life-like pictures and can pair with your Alexa if you’d prefer to use voice controls. It’s a 65-inch TV, which is nothing to scoff at, and has 4

Nutanix and HCL change the definition of infrastructure operations

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The introduction of database as a service is a big deal for companies experiencing delays on the digital transformation journey, especially now that the pressures of COVID-19 are forcing fast adoption and adaption.

“In the short term, there’s hardly any industry which is not touched by COVID,” said Taj Singh (pictured, right), senior vice president of information technology services company HCL Technologies Ltd. “In the long-term, we strongly believe that the customers will be in a hybrid/multicloud world.”

Nutanix Inc. is one company responding to the growing demand for DBaaS and upgrading multi-cluster management. The company announced today its general availability for Era 2.0.

Singh along with Thenu Kittappa (pictured, left), director of strategic initiatives and business strategy at Nutanix, and Anand Akela (pictured, center), product marketing leader at Nutanix, joined Stu Miniman, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the Nutanix: Introducing a New Era in Database Management virtual event. They discussed how database as a service can speed up the cloud transformation journey. (* Disclosure below.)

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Fulfilling that need for a multicloud database solution, HCL has built on Nutanix’ Era to simplify database operations and provide a full-stack solution for the customer. “HCL becomes their extended arm,” stated Kittappa, explaining how the solution allows IT departments to securely offload their database management and operations to HCL.

The solution is available in a pay-as-you-use model, “which is very relevant to the existing times where everybody’s trying to cut their CapEx costs and optimize on their utilizations,” Kittappa said.

Flexible pricing isn’t the only cost benefit. A Forrester total economic impact study commissioned by Nutanix found that customers received total return on investment in less than six months, with an ROI over three years of 164%. And this was before today’s announcement of

Donald Trump administration imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers, narrows ‘specialty occupation’ definition

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Donald Trump administration imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers, narrows ‘specialty occupation’ definition

Washington: The Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners, a move which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals.

The interim final rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, less than four weeks ahead of the US presidential election, will narrow the definition of “specialty occupation” as Congress intended by closing the overbroad definition that allowed companies to game the system.

It will also require companies to make “real” offers to “real employees,” by closing loopholes and preventing the displacement of the American workers. And finally, the new rules would enhance the department’s ability to enforce compliance through worksite inspections and monitor compliance before, during and after an H1-B petition is approved.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

Such a decision by the Trump administration is likely to have an adverse impact on thousands of Indian IT professionals. Already a large number of Indians on the H-1B visas have lost their jobs and are headed back home during the coronavirus pandemic that has severely hit the US economy.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the interim final rule to be published in Federal Register will be effective in 60 days.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Object Management Group Request for Proposal, Interface Definition Language

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The Object Management Group (OMG), an international technology standards organization, announced its request for proposal (RFP) an Interface Definition Language v4 (IDL4) to C++ Language Mapping specification.

The language mapping specification will provide data distribution service (DDS) and CORBA users with interoperable API for C++ programming language.

“The existing IDL to C++ language mappings are currently being exercised by thousands of DDS- and CORBA-based systems,” said RFP author & principal software engineer at RTI Fernando Garcia Aranda, in a press release. “As new systems adopt OMG IDL, it is important to keep our standard mappings current so new and existing systems can benefit from the new additions to the language.

“With this RFP, we define an updated set of IDL to C++ mappings that make use of the new features of the most recent versions of the OMG IDL to the fullest extent.”

The latest version of the OMG IDL has been published as the ISO standard ISO/IEC 19516:2020.

OMG has strengthened IDL by incorporating new syntax and a flexible structure, supporting new use cases. Due to the enhancements, IDL requires updated language mappings. This allows DDS and CORBA users to benefit from new features when using programming languages like C++, Java, or C#.

Per the company, both members and non-members of OMG can express interest in the IDL4 to C++ Language Mapping RFP by submitting a Letter of Intent by December 24, 2020. To submit individually or as part of a submission team, companies must become members of OMG by the initial submission deadline of February 22, 2021.

For more information, visit https://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?mars/2020-08-01

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