VOSC opens test centre to suit minibus industry

first_imgRefurbished and recalibrated rig in Wolverhampton is open to all and generating strong interest from converters and suppliers; it works hand-in-hand with various other members’ add-value offeringsThe new testing centre is located on a science park in WolverhamptonThe minibus industry has regained a second well-equipped, independent testing facility for components relating to passenger securement with the opening of the Vehicle Occupant Safety Centre (VOSC) in Wolverhampton.VOSC uses equipment that was previously owned by the Specialist Transport Advisory and Testing Utility Society (STATUS) and located at Manchester Metropolitan University. The test rig and all equipment was refurbished and recalibrated before the centre was opened.VOSC is accredited by the Vehicle Certification Authority and the Wolverhampton facility is available to all converters and component manufacturers, including those in the latter category that produce seats, seat belt anchorages, wheelchair lifts and ramps.“Several converters are already testing here for type approval work, along with other suppliers to the industry. We can handle all of the scenarios that they come up with,” says Engineering and Technical Director Russell Edmunds.Mr Edmunds was speaking at an opening event in September, where customers and other stakeholders were invited to view the facility. Among those visiting were staff from a number of suppliers active in the accessible minibus sector along with representatives from legislative bodies.VOSC’s rig uses hydraulic rams to exert force on the item under evaluation. Testing began in April and minibuses and their components already account for around 50% of activity, adds Mr Edmunds.The state-of-the-art facility is located on a technology park owned by the University of Wolverhampton and users benefit from adjacent facilities that include conference facilities and a cafe.VOSC says that a Midlands location was essential due to the area’s popularity among the automotive industry and suppliers. A central location also gives excellent transport links to the rest of the UK.Converters are able to bring equipment and vehicle shells to VOSC. Seats and other components can also be tested independently using various mounting points on the rig.“Our aim is to become the ‘go-to’ facility for the automotive industry with an added value of aiding clients from project planning to type approval. We are able to offer a host of wider member benefits, including homologation,” says Mr Edmunds.Establishment of the testing capability at VOSC, and its popularity among businesses in the minibus and mobility sectors already, demonstrates the importance that the industry continues to place on ensuring that components related to passenger safety consistently meet current regulations, he adds.VOSC’s annual membership subscription offers a variety of other benefits, including discounted test rates, access to advice and consultancy and newsletters that discuss legislative and approval updates.www.voscentre.comlast_img read more

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Marketing Day: Link opportunities, YouTube’s top ads in December & content distribution

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Best practices for qualifying your link opportunitiesJan 10, 2018 by Ryan ShelleySo, you’ve got a list of potential linking partners, but how do you qualify them? Columnist Ryan Shelley shares his process.How independent retailers can thrive in a volatile marketJan 10, 2018 by Evan MaglioccaAs traditional retailers continue to struggle, columnist Evan Magliocca explains why it’s a unique opportunity for smaller brands to prosper amid the wreckage.Clash Royale’s ‘Epic Comeback’ was #1 YouTube ad in December, Apple was top brand overallJan 10, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesApple’s three iPhone X ads owned nearly one-third of the 87.8 million views generated by brands in YouTube’s December ad leaderboard.SteelHouse adds Connected TVJan 10, 2018 by Barry LevineThe ad platform is the latest to bring CTV into the digital ad ecosystem.5 content distribution strategies for 2018Jan 10, 2018 by Sherry BonelliSo, you’ve created tons of content, but you still aren’t gaining any traction. What gives? Columnist Sherry Bonelli explains how doing more with your existing content can help it reach its full potential.The CMO, martech and ‘marchitecture’: Messaging that matters to customersJan 10, 2018 by Jim YuWhat is a “marchitecture,” and why should it be an essential part of your strategy? Columnist Jim Yu explains how it can bridge the gap between your technology infrastructure and your customers’ needs.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:New report: The Internet of Things and blockchain tech are made for each otherJan 10, 2018 by Barry LevineIoT devices are constantly talking about themselves, and shared ledger technologies just love to record it all, permanently.What are you putting on the front burner? B2B marketing predictions and recommendations for 2018Jan 10, 2018 by John SteinertTo help B2B marketers prepare for what the future holds, columnist John Steinert lays out three trends you should keep top of mind in the coming year.InMobi scoops up AerServ for $90 millionJan 10, 2018 by Ginny MarvinThe combination creates the largest programmatic video advertising platform, says InMobi.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:‘We’re marching in the same direction’: Facebook is emphasizing Groups, and publishers are following suit, Digiday6 Ways to Drive Loyalty with Intelligent Content, Movable InkFor Ad Buyers, a Tale of Two Identity Graphs Emerges in 2018, eMarketerGoogle’s VR180 Cameras Are the Future of Point-and-Shoot, WiredHow brands can use innovative ad formats to break through clutter, Mobile MarketerHow to Build an Ecommerce Keyword List, Practical EcommerceMarketers Share Strategies for Twitter’s New 280-Character Limit, CMS WireSegmentation Models: New Segmenting Practices, MarketingProfsThe five Ps of AI strategy for marketers, EconsultancyVideo Storytelling Secrets From an Award-Winning Series, Content Marketing InstituteFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: Link opportunities, YouTube’s top ads in December & content distribution Marketing Day: Link opportunities, YouTube’s top ads in December & content distributionYou are here: Posted on 11th January 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Link opportunities, YouTube’s top ads in December & content distributionlast_img read more

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How to add wireless configuration support to SCCM

first_imgSCCM allows the right click menu items in the SCCM console to be customized.  We utilized this capability to demonstrate how configuration of custom AMT support could be added to SCCM.  Since SCCM SP1 does not support wireless AMT configuration, we added some basic support for this to the SCCM menu system. The attached zip contains files that show how to add right click menu items to Altiris, how to make wireless configuration scripts and how to use both of these capabilities to embed wireless AMT configuration support directly into SCCM. This package is intended as a demonstration only. This package contains the following components:1.             Genscript: This utility creates a VB script that pushes wireless profiles, certificates and AMT configuration data to an arbitrary client.  The Genscript utility and user guide are included in this package. The latest version can be found here: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-ws-management-translator/.2.             XML files: For the demonstration, there are two XMLs needed: vpro_client.xml and vpro_colleciton.xml.  One pushes settings to an entire collection and the other pushes settings to a single member. The single member XML file calls push.vbs directly.  The collection XML calls gp_exe.vbs which calls push.vbs on all the collection members.3.             Wireless configuration script generated by Genscript: This script is executed with the client’s hostname and domain name as command line arguments.  It conducts certificate requests, configures the client with those certificates and configures a wireless AMT profile.  For details on Genscript and how to use it to generate wireless configuration scripts refer.4.             Push.vbs: This script takes a hostname as a command line argument and calls a wireless configuration script. The name of this script is hard coded in push.vbs along with the domain suffix to use.  For simplicity I hard coded which wireless configuration script to use. By default, this script is hard coded as vpro_config_update.vbs.5.             Gp_exe.vbs: This script calls push.vbs for all the members of a particular collection. It is based on the sms_ping.vbs script.  It takes the target collection as a command line argument and then calls push.vbs for each hostname.6.             Add_to_Collection.vbs – This script adds a client instance to a particular collection.  It is used to populate a ‘Push Failed’ collection with client instances for clients that fail a wireless settings push. The collection ID for the destination collection is hard coded in the script.7.             Delete from Collection.vbs – This script removes client instances from a particular collection. It is used to remove client instances from the ‘Push Failed’ collection when a wireless settings push succeeds for that client.8.             Clear_collection.vbs – This script clears the contents of a given collection.  It is useful for clearing the ‘Push Failed’ collection.last_img read more

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IPL 2014 Venues: Sardar Patel stadium, Ahmedabad

first_imgThe ground located in Ahmedabad is one of the ten IPL venues in India this season The stadium was built on the land donated by the Province of Bombay to the Cricket Club of Ahmedabad(CCA) in the early 1950s. The stadium holds the honor of hosting the first ever One-Day International(ODI) match played in India and is also the home ground to IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.With a capacity of around 54,000 spectators, the entire roof of the huge stadium is designed to be supported on only one point, a unique cantilever, pillar-less stadium – the very first of its kind in India.The stadium witnessed Sunil Gavaskar’s feat of 10,000 runs against Pakistan in 1986. In 1993, Kapil Dev claimed his 432nd victim break Richard Hadlee’s record of leading wicket-taker in Tests at the same ground.Total T20Is Hosted: 1First T20I: India vs Pakistan on December 28, 2012.Highest Total(T20Is): India’s 192/5 against India on December 28, 2012.Lowest Total(T20Is): Pakistan’s 181/7 against India on December 28, 2012.Best Bowling figures: Pakistan seamer Umar Gul’s 4/37 against India on December 28, 2012.last_img read more

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