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GainSpan provides the industry’s lowest power consuming Wi-Fi single chip solution for battery-powered or energy-harvesting sensor applications that can run sensor devices for up to 10 years on a single AA battery. Actively participating in the green revolution and leveraging the very large installed base of Wi-Fi access points and devices, GainSpan and its ecosystem partners reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint as well as the operation and installation costs of sensor networks for government, commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
In September of 2006 a core team of engineers and thought leaders from Intel founded GainSpan in response to the growing demand for wireless sensor networking solutions. By applying its low power chip technology to an existing widely deployed standard networking technology—Wi-Fi—GainSpan hit upon a key innovation that suddenly removed the two obstacles that had been hindering the market growth of wireless sensor networks, namely high power consumption and lack of mature standards-based solutions, and opened the floodgates of new possibilities for sensor products and applications.
GainSpan customers can leverage global Wi-Fi infrastructure and devices as well as existing tools and knowledge investments to create many new sensor-based products for security and access control, temperature and occupancy monitoring, and asset and people tracking.
GainSpan’s continuing mission is to create a broad range of semiconductor solutions that continually improve usage capabilities for new sensor applications worldwide, while leveraging ubiquitous Wi-Fi. GainSpan is located in Los Gatos, California and has an R&D office in Bangalore, India.
In-Q-Tel initially invested in GainSpain in March, 2009.
Geosemble Technologies is an El Segundo, California based company led by CEO Andre Doumitt. The company provides automatic techniques for extracting and fusing geospatial data sets, including maps, aerial imagery, lists, events, databases, businesses and more. The result is a highly efficient identification, extraction, analysis and decision making process for a range of user applications, including commercial and residential real estate, city redevelopment, travel and tourism, first responders, critical infrastructure, and government and military users.
Founded in December of 2004, Geosemble Technologies is a spin-off from the University of Southern California (USC). Geosemble’s founders were faculty members in Computer Science when they developed the company’s core Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. The resulting technology is based on proprietary AI methods, refined and extended after years of research funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Air Force, and other U.S. Government agencies. Geosemble has numerous patents pending in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Geospatial Data Fusion, and has a partner relationship with Fetch Technologies Inc. for automatic data extraction technologies.
The essential problem that is addressed with this technology is the reduction or elimination of time needed to gather text and map data about a place, resolve the data’s relevance to that place and then make a decision based on that data. The time advantage brought by Geosemble’s automatic data integration creates a tactical advantage for government users and a competitive advantage for business users.
In-Q-Tel initially invested in Geosemble March 2009. For more information about Geosemble please visit www.geosemble.com.
Flexible, rechargeable, solid-state thin-film batteries
Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), founded in 2001, is a privately-held, venture-backed industry leader in the development and commercialization of thin-film energy storage devices for micro-electronic applications. Its revolutionary LiTE*STAR™ micro-battery can be used to reliably power active RFID tags, topical and implantable medical devices, advanced smart cards, and secure ID badges with biometric sensors, embedded networks for remote wireless sensors, fuzing and self-destruct circuits, memory and real time clock back-up, and a host of other medical, military, aerospace, and consumer electronic devices.
High-performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) software platform for real-time and historical analysis of high-volume intelligence data
Traditional data management and analysis software architectures cannot keep pace with the volume and velocity of the data streaming into many of today’s intelligence systems. There’s a new paradigm, known as high-performance Complex Event Processing (CEP), that addresses the need to “sense and respond” in real-time to patterns of events that may indicate pending threats. StreamBase delivers a new approach to real-time data processing and analytics through what is known as a Stream Processing Engine.
StreamBase gives government agencies and systems integrators the ability to quickly solve real-time data processing and analytics problems that until now have been time-consuming and sometimes intractable. With StreamBase, organizations can create analytical applications to monitor streams of data in multiple formats across multiples sources. This data is processed within milliseconds of its arrival.
To process this real-time and historical data, StreamBase leverages StreamSQL, a next-generation programming language that extends the familiar SQL paradigm. In addition, StreamBase offers an inbound processing model executes queries on streaming data before it is stored, thus removing latency, and enabling processing greater than 300,000 messages/second. And, with StreamBase’s rapid application development environment, applications can be prototyped in as little as hours to days.
StreamBase was founded in June 2003, and is headquartered in Lexington, MA. In-Q-Tel initially invested in StreamBase in December 2006.
Bridging the gap between sensor networks and solution programmers
Tendril is uniquely positioned to catapult the “Internet of Things” economy to critical mass by assimilating everyday electrical things into the enterprise computing environment. The company’s focus is on network operations and deployment – the next big stage of the Zigbee network industry. Tendril makes a network operations platform and applications that allow companies to access, deploy, monitor, manage, customize and then integrate Zigbee networks into the rest of the real world. With this approach, Tendril can address the macro trends of energy efficiency, security, life expectance and connectedness that will generate new revenue streams for companies in the industrial and building automation, physical security and home automation industries.
Tendril is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. In-Q-Tel initially invested in Tendril in August 2005.
Leading developer of fixed and embedded RFID readers, software, and related services
ThingMagic is a leading developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, with broad experience in applying RFID in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications. ThingMagic's customers include some of the world's largest retailers, consumer companies, automotive firms, manufacturers and industrial automation firms. ThingMagic products include fixed and embedded RFID readers and antennas, embedded and OEM RFID technology, and professional design services to facilitate integration of RFID into a wide range of industrial and consumer products. ThingMagic is "The Engine in RFID™
ThingMagic is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In-Q-Tel initially invested in ThingMagic in November, 2008.
Appendix B – Participants
"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666."
The great empire will be torn from limb,
The all-powerful one for more than four hundred years:
Great power given to the dark one from slaves come,
The Aryana will not be satisfied thereby.
"Did Nostradamus predict the election of Barack Obama, the first Black President in the White House?" I wrote in my article Nostradamus: the Black President and the End of the World in 2012. "Professor Eugene Randell, Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, declared that the Institute was holding some very rare Nostradamus manuscripts. One previously unreleased quatrain spoke about a "great empire" that would be "torn from limb" and a "great power given to the dark one from slaves come". The lines were eagerly copied and pasted on numerous blogs and websites, but all these "believers" forgot to mention (or didn't know) that the original article was published by "The Daily Squib", the World's Finest (Satirical) News Source. Professor Eugene Randell did not exist and the previously unreleased quatrain definitely was a hoax."
EdgarMetro says Nostradamus prophesized "the name of the Antichrist as Mabus". But that's rubbish too. Nostradamus has never said a Mr. Mabus will be the Antichrist. In Century 2, Quatrain 62 he states that "when Mabus will die", there will be "a horrible undoing of people and animals". But the "true believers" of EdgarMetro don't believe these facts, only their own fiction: they take the last two letters from "Obama" and the first three of "Bush" and they get "Mabus". And who will be in the White House in 2012? A Black President, dammit!
On all sort of trashy White Power sites, a bunch of creepy details are added tot this "information". What is the zipcode of Chicago? 60606! Eliminate the zero's and you get 666, the Number of the Beast! And who lives in Chicago? Yes...
BIDEN: And we'll be faced with equally consequential decisions in the 21st century.
Can a microscopic tag be implanted in a person's body to track his every movement? There's actual discussion about that.
You will rule on that -- mark my words -- before your tenure is over.
Can brain scans be used to determine whether a person's inclined toward criminality or violent behavior?
You will rule on that.
And, Judge, I need to know whether you will be a justice who believes that the constitutional journey must continue to speak to these consequential decisions or that we've gone far enough in protecting against government intrusion into our autonomy into the most personal decisions we make.
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
I should have mentioned this earlier, as from now on I intend to do my very best to offer solutions to our problems, it turns out there is already a solution framework that could put an end to problems like this:
They often say "vote with your pocketbook". I say lets take that concept to the extreme. Imagine if on your IRS form instead of focusing on the check-boxes of 'dependents' you claim, the majority of the ordeal would be a checklist compendium of all of the various things government does, and taxes us for.
Think about that: EVERYTHING the government does and taxes us for. The form would be more like a book. In the reality of the situation, there would be so much that people would only have time to flip through trying to find things they actually support, while not checking boxes simply means you don't support it.
If we won't pay for it, they can't build things like this. Also, Electronic Direct Democracy, that follows the Rule of Law, would be relevant here.
[edit on 28-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]
Originally posted by Willuminazi
reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Do you think maybe this is an attempt to tie us, with hard proof, to illegal downloads and other such things we can get convicted for. If your as paranoid as me, this thread can tie quite well into the fileshare conspiracy.
Originally posted by unityemissions
This is really bizarre. The economy is collapsing and he's worried about petty bs like this? No way do I buy the intent he's putting out. This is part of a global schema to monitor and track everything a person does. Say goodbye to torrent file-sharing, anonymous posting, and free-thinking online. This is BS. I won't integrate into this bull while there's breathe in my lungs. No way!
Originally posted by highlyoriginal
Why are they trying to pull together this crap? The reason I posted the links within my post is because I (I don't know about you all) am seeing a link between all of it. It may be obscure but it's there.