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World-record electric motor for aircraft

Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems. This record-setting propulsion system successfully completed its first public flight today at Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, where it – almost silently – powered an Extra 330LE aerobatic airplane. The new drive system had already made its maiden flight on June 24th 2016. This advance means that hybrid-electric aircraft with four or more seats will now be possible. In addition, the company will be contributing this technology to the cooperative project that Siemens and Airbus agreed to in April 2016 for driving the development of electrically powered flight. Electric drives are scalable, and Siemens and Airbus will be using the record-setting motor as a basis for developing regional airliners powered by hybrid-electric propulsion systems. Siemens is determined to establish hybrid-electric propulsion systems for aircraft as a future area of business.

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Latest Release of Smart Surveillance Software from Honeywell Improves Operator Efficiency

Latest Release of Smart Surveillance Software Helps Boost Reliability and Enhance Operator Efficiency with Mobile and Voice Control. Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced enhancements to Honeywell Digital Video Manager (DVM). The latest release, DVM R600, will enable organizations to more efficiently manage their security system with enhanced mobile capabilities and voice command, and mitigate business risk via support for current IT platfor