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Future NextGen Air Traffic Control Discussed – Computer Hardware Needed

Future NextGen Air Traffic Control Discussed – Computer Hardware Needed
Future NextGen Air Traffic Control Discussed - Computer Hardware Needed

The innovative ideas, concepts, and inventions derived from the NextGen Project (Next Generation of Aviation) have been quite forward thinking. The FAA, NASA, Academia, and aviation experts from industry have all been involved. But I would like to ask a very serious question about all this, namely, how can aviation move forward while the bureaucracy has so much regulation on the sector? Not long ago I was discussing this with a think tanker, Troy is his name, and I explained my angst and explained how innovation was being stifled by FAA regulations.

Troy indicated that; “Unfortunately you are right, there are too much regulations and the whole system really needs an overhaul. We will probably not see this in our lifetimes.” Well, I am not sure I’d go there, as I plan on living forever (ha ha ha), however, I just don’t put much faith in the government to implement the system, over all there is too much corruption, too many lobbyists, too much nonsense, and too many regulations in every aspect of making it happen, all of which adds costs and time to implement, meaning it may NEVER happen.

Well, regarding new Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems, it is my personal opinion that they ought to be holographic representations – that would be good, but Troy reminds me that could take up too much space. Indeed, it might but perhaps the controller might merely flip a switch to put up a separate holograms and area being viewed very quickly.

Troy believes that this “would be feasible, unless you had more than one person wanting to use the same amount of physical space to view different things, hence why I am more a fan of the glasses/VR based display system.” Okay, this is a real problem right, although DARPA has …

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An Overview of the Bluetooth Dongles
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An Overview of the Bluetooth Dongles

An Overview of the Bluetooth Dongles

While most people are not familiar with them, most find that Bluetooth dongles are an invaluable asset when they get them. These little devices are the same size as USB flash drives, but provide a very fast and easy way to coordinate and backup information from your PDA, laptop, cell phone, and other Bluetooth devices. Many people use their dongle to transfer photos and files from their phone to a computer or other device so that they have copies easily available when desired.

This external adapter for a desktop or laptop computer looks just like any other USB flash drive. It is small and does not require external drivers. The dongle works with a Bluetooth adapter. It is used by a person who wants to transmit data or use communication devices on a wireless basis a short range from their computer.

Without adding additional cables, it is possible to transmit information from any Bluetooth device such as a PDA, smart phone, cell phone, etc., to a desktop or laptop computer. A person who wants to back up data from their PDA can accomplish this easily using the dongle as the conduit for transmitting the information. When using the communication capabilities of the dongle, a person gets a clear 2.4 GHz radio frequency for talking or receiving communications via their computer.

Transmitting objective or information using generic access or object interfaces is not a problem with the dongle that has the built-in capability to accomplish the task. A person can easily use any type of headset or Bluetooth set to get crystal clarity when receiving information.

The dongles are manufactured for easy use. The navigation bar is easy to follow and use. An individual may purchase a dongle that requires installation of software or the use of a CD. However, Bluetooth …

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