A Privacy Treatise

Written by Kathleen Pierz

A Privacy Treatise The message is out - consumers have clear and growing expectations when it comes torepparttar privacy they expect and ultimately demand for their personal contact information. Telecommunications organizations that ignore this need for privacy do so at their own peril. Those who listen and meet, or better yet, exceed consumers’ expectations, will ultimately win inrepparttar 133521 marketplace. Privacy is what your customer says it is – independent of regulation, laws and contract language.

Based on recent market occurrences, changes in regulation, carrier pronouncements andrepparttar 133522 results from several national consumer-level surveys,repparttar 133523 trend is clear: privacy matters!

Unmistakable messages fromrepparttar 133524 marketplace:

Inrepparttar 133525 Zelos Group’s National Wireless Usage Study, only 2 percent of US consumers indicated that they would list their wireless telephone number without any type of privacy and/or call screening in place. In this same study, 51 percent ofrepparttar 133526 that same sample and 69 percent of 13 to 24 year olds withinrepparttar 133527 study are willing list their mobile number IF they had guaranteed privacy protection and/or defined call screening procedures 41% of US consumers subscriber to a caller ID service; 57% of 18-24 year-olds subscriber to a caller ID service. Over 20 percent of all fixed line phone numbers and 98% of wireless numbers are unlisted inrepparttar 133528 US. This number exceeds 40 percent for Arizona and Alaska and approaches 50 percent in large cities. Over 51 Million numbers inrepparttar 133529 US were registered onrepparttar 133530 national Do-Not-Call registry. This is over 50 percent of residential phone numbers, all prior torepparttar 133531 lists’ October 2, 2003 implementation. The US market has never seen a more clear indication that consumers are feed up with unwelcome commercial contacts. 88 percent of wireless subscribers said that their number one reason for not lisingt their mobile number would be to avoid telemarketing calls.

The Current Model is Broken The current model for being “listed / not listed” is no longer viable for today’s consumers in today’s technologically dynamic environment. The number of ways we can be contacted is growing: (listing all your personal and professional phones, emails, IM addresses, SMS, Push to Talk (PTT) physical addresses, etc, this list exceeds 15 to 20 for most of us) our technological capabilities seems to have at least temporarily exceeded regulatory, not to mention social and ethical, development inrepparttar 133532 area of communications. It is now possible for almost anyone to locate and communicate with most of us anytime, anywhere. Inrepparttar 133533 US market,repparttar 133534 combination of relentless tele-marketing campaigns and poor personal manners has nearly converted this communications convenience into a bane within modern society.

Consumer backlash to this growing erosion of personal privacy is becoming increasingly apparent. Marketers, telcos and database aggregators have not, to date, met consumer privacy needs or expectations. Newly introduced and highly restrictive regulation inrepparttar 133535 EU,repparttar 133536 inability to successfully introduce wireless numbers to a directory database (anywhere they had not been part of a database fromrepparttar 133537 introduction of mobile phones) and growing public ire arerepparttar 133538 fruits of this collective inability to address consumer expectations.

Industrial ppm CO measurements

Written by Scott Cowe of Dover Gas Technologies

It is a well known and heavily publicized fact that carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas even at low exposure levels. While measurement solutions for residential applications are fairly simple, industrial and commercial applications require a much more sophisticated instrument. Problems withrepparttar accuracy of many measurement devices arise due to zero instability and cross sensitivity to other gasses onrepparttar 133520 sensors especially in industrial situations where temperature changes andrepparttar 133521 presence of other process gasses are an ongoing part of everyday life. Upper exposure limits for CO inrepparttar 133522 work place are normally set to provide alarms or warnings at 25-50ppm, sensor inaccuracies often cause alarms to be triggered when in fact no actual carbon monoxide danger exists.

When higher levels of CO are present, proper safety procedure calls forrepparttar 133523 halt of production andrepparttar 133524 evacuation of all personnel fromrepparttar 133525 area untilrepparttar 133526 levels can be verified, reduced andrepparttar 133527 source identified. These precautions taken against this potentially deadly gas show responsibility onrepparttar 133528 part ofrepparttar 133529 employer and can saverepparttar 133530 lives of many who work to makerepparttar 133531 company profitable. The resulting down time can however have many detrimental effects including, employee stress, safety concerns from outside agencies, and reduced production, it is therefore vitally important that we ensure that CO alarms are set off only by actual increased levels of carbon monoxide. In an effort to reach this goal there are a number of considerations to be looked at,repparttar 133532 following information is provided for that purpose.

The most common types of detectors used for Carbon Monoxide measurements are,

1) NDIR or infra-red which although is very specific torepparttar 133533 gas being measured requires a warm-up time, is fairly large, can consume larger amounts of power making it unsuitable for small or portable instruments, and is more expensive. For ranges of CO measurement in industrial uses other than Low ppm this technology is by farrepparttar 133534 number one choice.

2) Solid State, while this technology is small and cost effective it is not selective enough for CO only measurements and usually has higher temperature drift makingrepparttar 133535 zero unstable.

3) and Electrochemical which isrepparttar 133536 primary choice forrepparttar 133537 majority of Carbon Monoxide analyzers onrepparttar 133538 market today due to it’s many benefits which include, size, weight, power, cost, and proven performance.

The remainder of this article will deal only withrepparttar 133539 electrochemical sensor.

There are a number of electrochemical sensor manufacturers worldwide and each of these has a number of sensors designed for carbon monoxide measurements in different applications, choosingrepparttar 133540 right one isrepparttar 133541 key to success. The output from most of these sensors is very low, (pico amps per parts per million) so even subtle changes or correction procedures must be dealt with using extreme care in order to preserverepparttar 133542 integrity ofrepparttar 133543 signal. Sensors designed for higher concentrations of CO have a lower output per ppm which can cause it to have a

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