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A Commercial Air Purifier is an Electrostatic Precipitator Air Cleaner, not an Ozone Generator

A Commercial Air Purifier is an Electrostatic Precipitator Air Cleaner, not an Ozone Generator

A great deal has been written and said in the media recently about an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) commercial air purifier and an ozone generator. Unfortunately, as often happens during media frenzies, the truth gets lost amid generalizations, assumptions and poor reporting.

First, what is ozone? Ozone (O3) is composed of 3 oxygen atoms and is considered a very reactive gas. When a chemical reaction between the diatomic oxygen molecule (O2) and an oxygen atom (O) takes place, ozone is formed. There is some confusion about “good” ozone and “bad” ozone. Ozone in the upper atmosphere is very beneficial in that it protects us from the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, breathing in heavy concentrations of ozone is potentially dangerous to the lungs.

The primary difference between ESP air cleaners and ozone generators is this: ESP air purifiers produce tiny amounts of ozone as a by-product of the air purification process; ozone generators are built specifically to “intentionally” produce ozone.

With electrostatic precipitator technology, minute amounts of ozone are produced during the ionization process. This is drastically different from ozone generators sold as air purifiers that do not improve indoor air quality, but produce heavy concentrations of potentially harmful ozone. To further confuse the issue, some ozone generator manufacturers use cute names to disguise the ozone such as “saturated oxygen”, “activated oxygen” and “pure air”. What they are actually producing is ozone, not pure air.

Many ozone generators boast of ozone being an effective germicide. An Environmental Protection Agency study concluded that ozone, even at concentrations almost 100 times the recommended limit for human exposure, was ineffective in killing airborne molds and fungi. The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board recommends against the use of ozone generators.

Ozone generators are often touted as being effective in removing tobacco smoke odor. A test conducted by Consumer Reports magazine found this to be untrue. A far more effective and safer approach to removing smoke odors is with an odor neutralizing cartridge.

Utah Divorce Records – Find Utah Divorce Records

Utah Divorce Records – Find Utah Divorce Records

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Divorce records refers to information that has been filed or recorded by local, state, federal or other government agencies, such as the date the divorce was filed, ex-husband contact information, ex-wife contact information and the reason given for divorce. Divorce records that are created by the federal and local government are accessible to the public through physical files or online listings. Sometimes you can access Utah Divorce Records for free, but often this process takes weeks or even months.

Recently, it has become more difficult to find the Utah Divorce Record that you are looking for. Your best option is to use a divorce records website, which allows you to search through all Utah Divorce Records for free in less than 15 seconds. A membership at an online divorce records database usually costs less than $3 per month (less than one cup of coffee) and is a great long term investment in these tough economic times. Don’t waste your precious time – use the link below to search the internet for Utah Divorce Records. I hope these tools will help you find the divorce record(s) that you are searching for.

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Medical Information Management Software

Medical Information Management Software

The health and wellness business is growing by leaps and bounds year after year. There has been a huge population explosion world wide combined with some unprecedented medical challenges posed by an increasing pollution, climate change and spread of world wide pandemics and illness challenges of global dimensions. With the privilege of providing health care comes the humongous responsibility of drug companies to act with care and in the best interests of human safety and security of precious lives the world over.

There can be no compromise in terms of drug safety as any slip up or error could lead to death of millions of innocent patients due to negligence and criminal carelessness. Thus, the medical field is highly regulated with superior standards of compliance and reporting in place to minimize drug recalls and after effects.

This has led to the development of medical information software that provides companies with a streamlined and methodical, systems based approach of communication related to drugs safety and compliance measures. Every drug company deals with approving authorities and government departments, R&D specialists as well as internal laboratories, sales and distribution intermediaries, medical professionals and doctors in addition to the end user, who is the patient or the customer. A medical information software system facilitates effective communication and interfaces between these key stakeholders of the drug company.

So, this system helps to handle doctors’ queries, patient complaints, regulatory authority audits and requirements too in an integrated and seamless manner. Some medical information software even come with enhanced tools like staff calendar management, built in quality control, FAQ management, correspondence and document management, and reporting. It goes without saying that such software enables greater integration with regulatory systems.

The application of medical information software has become quite universal with pharmaceutical MNCs as well as single product boutique companies adopting this software with ?lan.

Universal Remote Codes – How to Use your Portable Devices to Remotely Play Music on your Stereo

Universal Remote Codes – How to Use your Portable Devices to Remotely Play Music on your Stereo

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. With new products, or better versions of older products being released every year, older products are rendered useless. Every household has an assortment of ‘outdated’ technology. Technology left unused for years, covered with layers of dust.

But often the usefulness of these ‘outdated’ products is only limited by our creativity and willingness to experiment.

I recently noticed an old Sony stereo system, and an old Dell Pentium III desktop lying around the house. At first I though about disposing of these, but then I thought better. I ended up with a setup that allows me to remotely play music on the stereo system using any device with wi-fi and a browser, whether it be a desktop, laptop, Palm Pilot, HP iPAQ, or a cell phone.

How it basically works:

The Dell computer, which is connected to the stereo system, acts as a server on the LAN. Other devices on the LAN can either stream songs to the server, or remotely access the server and launch locally stored songs on it.

The following explains how I accomplished this setup. It assumes that you already know how to setup a wireless router.

The following hardware was used:

- Sony Stereo System

- Old Dell CPU (500 MHZ Pentium III, 128 MB Ram, 6 GB Hard Drive)

- A Y cable (male stereo 1/8-inch plug to two male RCA plugs)

- An Ethernet cable

- Speedtouch wireless router

- Monitor

- Keyboard

- Mouse

Note: The monitor and mouse is only required when the computer is being set up. Once the software has been installed and correctly configured, the computer only needs a keyboard attached to it to boot up. If a laptop is being used as the server instead, the extra hardware is not needed.

The following software was used:

-Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition

-VLC Media Player

-TightVNC server and viewer

Note: The same setup could be obtained using a different operating system, such as Linux or Mac OS, since the software required is available for these operating systems as well.

What I did, step by step

1) I hooked up the monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the Dell CPU

2) I powered it on, inserted the Windows XP CD, and booted off the CD

3) Following the onscreen steps, I formatted my 6 GB hard drive, and installed Windows XP on it

4) After the installation was complete, I plugged the computer into the router using the Ethernet cable

5) I launched up the browser, and downloaded VLC Media Player from http://www.videolan.org/

6) I installed VLC media player

7) I downloaded TightVNC from http://www.tightvnc.com/

8) I installed TightVNC

(During the installation, you will be asked to ‘Select Additional Tasks’. When asked, make sure to select both boxes. This will register TightVNC server as a system service, and start it whenever windows starts)

9) I set a password for the VNC server

10) I went to Control Panel -> Power Options, disabled hibernate and standby, and set ‘When I press the power button on my computer’ to shutdown

11) I went to the properties of the network connection, opened up TCP/IP, and set a static IP address. The IP I set was 10.0.0.5. The range for IP addresses differs from router to router. Consult your router’s manual, or the internet if you need to find out the IP range for your router. More instructions on how to set a static IP address can be found online.

12) Using the Y cable, I connected the computer to the stereo system. The male 1/8-inch plug goes into the audio out port on the sound card. The red RCA plug goes into the right “AUX in” port on the stereo, and the other RCA plug goes into the left “AUX in” port.

13) The stereo was set to AUX

After this, I unplugged the monitor and mouse from the CPU. I neatly stacked the CPU, with the keyboard, under the table on which the stereo was placed

If the power button is pressed, the computer boots, loads up Windows XP, and loads up the VNC server. Pressing the power button again shuts down Windows and turns off the computer.

This CPU is basically a server with a permanent IP on the network, which can receive streams from other devices on the network, and play them on the stereo.

HOW TO USE THE SERVER TO REMOTELY PLAY MUSIC

There are two ways to go about playing music

The first one

is streaming music. This means the music is located on some other device, but is played on the server over the network.

The following explains the steps I took to stream music from my laptop

1) I set my laptop’s static IP to 10.0.0.1

2) I installed the TightVNC viewer and VLC media player on my laptop

3) I launched the VNC viewer, typed in the server IP (10.0.0.5) and the password and remotely accessed the server

4) Using the VNC viewer on my laptop, I remotely launched VLC media player on the server. I then clicked on file-> open network stream, and set the address to udp://10.0.0.1 (Address of my laptop, where the files were located)

5) I launched VLC media player on my laptop, clicked on file -> open file

From the menu, I clicked on browse and selected a whole bunch of songs

I selected Stream/Save under Advanced Options, and in settings, selected UDP, and set address to 10.0.0.5 (Address of the server, where the files were to be played)

After this I pressed ok, and, the songs started playing on my stereo!

Using my laptop from anywhere in my house, I could remotely pause, play, forward, or change songs on the stereo.

Using VLC media player for Windows CE /Pocket PC, I can stream music from my HP iPAQ as well!

The second way

is to play songs locally stored on the server, by remotely accessing the server from another device.

The following are the steps I followed to accomplish this

1) I launched the VNC viewer on my laptop, and accessed the server as mentioned earlier

2) After launching VLC media player on the server, I clicked Settings -> Add Interface -> Web Interface

Enabling the web interface allows any device on the network to go to http://10.0.0.5:8080, and remotely control the music from there

Of course, I could have just used the VNC viewer to remotely control VLC media player, but enabling the web interface allows any device with wi-fi and a web browser to control the player. Therefore, even if a cell phone with wi-fi does not have a VNC viewer, it can use its browser to access the controls of VLC media player, and remotely control the music being played on the server.

Now you can use your handheld devices to control the music being played on your stereo system!

I hope this guide was helpful. If you run into any problems while setting this up, feel free to email me at hammadnaseem@gmail.com, with the subject “Wireless Stereo Help”.

NOTE: Anywhere in this guide, the word ‘server’ refers to the Dell computer

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Audio Options for HDTV

Audio Options for HDTV

HDTV inherently provides a superior sound quality simply because the sound of HDTV is digitally transmitted. The difference in sound between an HDTV television and an analog television is rather noticeable. In fact, it is directly analogous to the difference between the music on CD’s compared to the music on audiocassette tapes.

The difference in sound quality provided by HDTV televisions and programming does not end there. Many HDTV programs are also broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, but in order to take full advantage of this technology, it is necessary to have the right equipment.

Dolby technology has been created by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. This technology is the most renowned provider of digital audio technology. Also, Dolby Laboratories is known for reliable and superior products. For these reasons, Dolby Digital Surround has become the standard for HDTV. Many television manufacturers substitute their own surround sound systems, but they cannot live up to the reputation and performance of Dolby. Therefore, it important to check the specs on an HDTV television before buying in order to ensure that it uses Dolby Digital Surround.

When using Dolby Digital Surround Sound, there are three options for set up. The first option is to buy a television with high quality center channel speakers, woofers, tweeters, and Dolby technology installed in the television. With this option, it is unnecessary to buy addition equipment to take advantage of Dolby Digital Surround Sound.

Another option for taking advantage of the Dolby Digital Surround Sound with an HDTV is to connect an external set of surround speakers to the television. With this option, the surround sound set up includes a front pair of speakers, a surround pair of speakers, a center channel, and a subwoofer. Sometimes, the front speakers are “powered towers.” This means these towers include subwoofers.

The placement of these speakers is very important for the quality of the surround sound. The Center Channel Speaker should be centered either above or below the television. The Front Left and Right Speakers should be placed in an arc formation in line with the Center Channel Speaker. The Surround Left and Right Speakers, on the other hand, should be placed to the left and right sides behind the listening position. Many people choose to wall mount these speakers.

The third option for taking advantage of the Dolby Digital Surround System included in an HDTV television is to use an external set of front speakers can be connected to the HDTV television. This configuration is useful if there is not enough room to set up the external surround sound system and the HDTV does not come with Dolby Digital Surround installed. This isn’t true surround sound, but it is a viable alternative to those who can’t take advantage of the first two formats.

The audio and video outputs of the DVD or VCR can be connected to the AV receiver’s video outputs. If a separate DVD and VCR need to be connected, one can be connected to the VCR1 connection and the other can be connected to the VCR2 connection. The AV receiver’s VCR video and audio outputs should then be connected to the audio and video inputs of the DVD and/or VCR. In this way, the DVD and/or VCR will be able to record video signals that come through the AV receiver and the VHS tapes and/or DVD’s will be able to be viewed on the HDTV.

To take full advantage of the Dolby Digital Surround Sound technology, one of the video outputs of the DVD player and/or VCR needs to be connected to the AV receiver. The digital coaxial audio or digital optical connection must also be connected to the AV receiver.

How do I connect my CD player?

A CD player can be connected to an AV receiver. The CD player’s digital audio outputs can be used to connect the CD player to the AV receiver. A CD-Recorder can also be connected the AV receiver by using the Audio Tape Record/Playback input/output loop connections. In this way, the CD-Recorder will be able to function much like a standard audiocassette deck.

What else will I need?

Besides the basic electronic equipment needed to set up Dolby Digital Surround Sound, it is necessary to have connection cables. This includes video, audio, and loudspeaker connection cables. These cables need to be at an appropriate length in order to set the speakers in the proper position for optimal surround sound quality.