Visitors will see platforms in action, including demonstrations to illustrate the dangers of not wearing a full body harness when operating a boom-type mobile elevating work platform, using a real-weight dummy on a specially modified Skyjack boom. The large demonstration area has been made possible by the Intermat organizers, in line with their theme of encouraging youth and building the future.
Telkonet, Inc. (NSYE Alternext: TKO), a Clean Technology company that develops and manufactures proprietary energy management and SmartGrid networking technology, has won a ground-breaking contract to supply the Telkonet Series 5™ 200 Mbps powerline communications (PLC) system to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sandia National Laboratories, the operator of the NSTTF, required a cutting edge solution that would provide updated data connectivity for the site's solar array of 218 heliostats (individually-guided mirrors that reflect concentrated sunlight to a target located at various positions on a 200 ft tall tower. Telkonet Series 5 was selected after a comprehensive market evaluation of all viable technologies, including competing PLC solutions, demonstrating its networking capabilities for high performance, critical applications to handle the project's scale across a 9-acre site and challenging outdoor operational conditions. Telkonet's advanced PLC technology will provide the platform to communicate between a central control computer and each heliostat. Targeting coordinates will be transferred to each heliostat and heliostat position will be returned to the control computer. Installation is scheduled to commence in early 2009.