Shuttle Inc. | Date: 2010-07-15
The present invention discloses a method and system of searching accounts by arranging phone numbers. An individual user table is set up in a general user database and the individual user table includes predetermined phone numbers and predetermined accounts. In addition, each predetermined phone number has at least one corresponding predetermined account. The system will search and show the corresponding predetermined account or the corresponding predetermined phone number after a phone number or an account is input.
Shuttle Inc. | Date: 2011-04-22
The present invention discloses an expedited computer boot system and method. The expedited computer boot system includes: ROM, RAM, and a module for selecting a boot mode. The module for selecting a boot mode at least includes: a detecting unit and a fast boot unit. The fast boot unit reads configuration settings stored in the RAM and loads into operating system based on the configuration settings if the detecting unit detects no device changed. Otherwise, the fast boot unit reads ROM and Power-On Self Test (POST) is executed if any device is changed. Therefore, the computer system can quickly boot and the time for booting computer is shortened.
Shuttle Inc. | Date: 2010-05-25
An integral keyboard assembly is provided. The integral keyboard assembly includes a top casing, a keyboard module, and a support plate. The first surface of the top casing is defined a keyboard bonding area where a plurality of openings is arranged as a keyboard structure distribution. The keyboard module includes multiple keys with interspaces formed therebetween. Each of the keys is inserted into a corresponding one of the openings. The support plate is coupled to the top casing so that the keyboard module is sandwiched between the top casing and the support plate. By implementing the present invention, the keyboard assembly has better integrity and space impression. Furthermore, the keyboard module is provided with improved support by utilizing the support plate.
Shuttle Inc. | Date: 2015-04-02
A computer system comprising a CPU, a coprocessor and a JTAG connection port connected with the CPU and the coprocessor is presented. When receiving a hibernation trigger signal, the coprocessor executes a hibernation procedure to backup a current state of the computer system and shut down the computer system. When receiving an awaking trigger signal, the coprocessor executes an awaking procedure to make the current status of the computer system recover to the state anterior to the execution of the hibernation procedure according to an awaking data corresponding to the CPU of the computer system.
Shuttle Inc. | Date: 2015-07-09
The present invention discloses a portable home device managing system. The system may include a private cloud having a first home device and a wireless access point connected thereto, wherein the first home device is equipped with a first communication element capable of communicating with the wireless access point via a first communication protocol, and wherein the wireless access point is connected to the Internet; and a mobile device authorized to access the private cloud through the Internet, wherein the mobile device transmits an instruction to said first home device as a server to a client so as to control the first home device via a software APP installed on the mobile device.
Shuttle Inc. | Date: 2015-01-15
A method is provided to control a display screen of an electronic apparatus having an accelerometer and a light sensor. The accelerometer acquires a z-axis value and the z-axis value is compared to a first threshold value. The light sensor acquires a brightness value and the brightness value is compared to a second threshold value if the z-axis value is less than the first threshold value. When the z-axis value is less than the first threshold value and the brightness value is less than the second threshold value, the display screen is turned off. In addition, it is to automatically turn on or turn off the display screen by judging detection values of the accelerometer and the light sensor, thereby increasing convenience of operating the electronic apparatus. Further, the detection values are judged to overcome the misjudgement problem of the electronic apparatus.
News Article | October 26, 2015
All the road, rail and helicopter services that Lufthansa provides to get travelers to and from their airport of departure or arrival are to be operated under a single Lufthansa Express brand name. Be it with high-speed ICE trains, modern long-distance buses, limousines or helicopter services, Lufthansa and its various transport partners offer customers a wide range of travel options to or from the airport to further enhance their overall travel experience. By bringing these various services under a single brand name, Lufthansa is offering a wide range of local or regional travel options from a single source that customers can book individually in addition to their Lufthansa flight. In concrete terms, the current AIRail service will now be known as Lufthansa Express Rail, Lufthansa Airport Bus becomes Lufthansa Express Bus and the present Airport Shuttle Service will now be publicized as Lufthansa Express Shuttle. The new brand will further be home to Rail & Fly in collaboration with Lufthansa Express, to Lufthansa Express Helicopter and to Lufthansa Express Chauffeur. A further new service Lufthansa Express Carsharing should also be added soon. Our intermodal strategy is designed to provide our customers with a travel process that is as smooth and seamless as possible, from their region of origin right through to their final air destination or vice versa, says Markus Pauly, Lufthansas Director of Infrastructure & Development at its Frankfurt hub. In doing so, we can tangibly enhance their overall travel experience, by offering them all the mobility options they need within our service portfolio. In addition to the planned expansion of the current Lufthansa Express Bus services to and from Munich Airport, Lufthansa also plans to provide inbound travelers with a new Express Shuttle service to and from alpine ski resorts. And with Lufthansa Express Helicopter, customers can make their onward journey even faster and more individually by air. In expanding and further refining its range of mobility options to and from the airport, Lufthansa Express is also working closely with strong system partners. The Lufthansa Express Chauffeur facility, for instance, is provided in collaboration with Fraport, with the limousine service ferrying up to four persons from home to their departure gate inclusive baggage check-in for as little as EUR 129. All Lufthansa Express services can be booked online at LH.com, via the Lufthansa app or with any travel agency. Further information on all these services will be found at LH.com/Express.
News Article | July 6, 2015
In the days leading up to doomed SpaceX Cargo Resupply Service mission 7, Observer Innovation was granted behind the scenes access to NASA Kennedy Space Center’s research facilities and a chance to join Administrator Charles Bolden as he presented a powerful memorial to the families of the lost Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttles. The Columbia STS-107 mission marked the beginning of the end for America’s celebrated human spaceflight program as the Space Shuttle disintegrated upon reentry, killing all 7 of it’s crew members. This disaster led to a two-year investigation, suspension of NASA’s Space Transportation System and delayed construction of the International Space Station. The investigation board determined that the probable cause of the accident was a piece of protective foam that detached from the spacecraft’s external tank and fatally ruptured the shuttle’s wing edge. This was a failure of the vehicle’s Thermal Protection System during atmospheric re-entry which allowed extreme heat to enter the wing and disintegrate it from within, leading to the breakup of Columbia. In order to learn more about this system for protecting space-bound vehicles, I visited the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). While the structural integrity of any vehicle bound for space can be determined by a range of factors, the Thermal Protection System is the most crucial. This protective barrier received a significant amount of upgrades after the Columbia disaster to ensure the safety of the Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour in the final years of the Space Shuttle program. After recently signing a new contract with NASA and continuing a 36-year old relationship, Jacobs Engineering leads the research and manufacturing of thermal protection materials at Kennedy Space Center. While the facility lacks the bells and whistles of a modern tech firm, the TPSF and its personnel produce advanced materials that aid in space exploration and transportation. Jacobs Engineering fabricates and tests its materials with cutting edge technology, but staffers also make good use of years-old equipment that seems to have been around since the early days of the shuttle program—when the Jacobs’ NASA-designated staff was 4X larger. A Jacobs material science engineer (above) explains the manufacturing of the heat absorbent technology in a space-age industrial oven. A liquid mixture of silica, glass and ceramic are forged into tiles that protect spacecraft from the searing 3,000 degree heat of atmospheric re-entry as well as the extreme, varying temperatures experienced in orbit. The insulation ability displayed by the material was incredible as I was able touch a tile directly after it was heated to about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The insulator tiles are eventually compacted into large lightweight foam-like blocks then coated to resist extreme wind, heat, fire and water. Above, a chemical engineer further demonstrates how powerful of an insulator this material can be by exposing a cube of it to oil and water—in which the composite can completely soak up a whole liter. The current directive of Jacobs’ contract with NASA is to use these materials to facilitate the thermal protection of the deep-space bound Orion spacecraft, the new Space Launch System and the Dream Chaser—a shuttle concept from Colorado-based firm Sierra Nevada. The staff of Jacobs Engineering was enthusiastic about sharing their work with the world, but as I spoke to their Public Affairs officer, Priscilla Dowdy, I realized that it’s been awhile since these facilities were accessible to the press. Dowdy told me a story from years ago that involved a Chinese national who misrepresented himself as a member of the media and was caught using a hidden device to record sensitive information during a tour. I spent the last few minutes in the facility speaking to a seasoned engineer for Jacobs (seen above), whose presentation of large completed thermal protection blocks wrapped up the tour. While far more reserved than his colleagues, he did describe a long career working on thermal protection since the debut of the Space Shuttle Challenger all the way through to the Columbia disaster. I could see a change in his expression as he recalled those days so I switched gears to his education prior to NASA. He withdrew completely for a moment then explained that he never went to college but worked his way up by teaching himself and learning new skills from others. At the end of our conversation he expressed great pleasure in working with NASA—a universal attitude seemingly shared by everyone who clocks in at Kennedy Space Center. My next stop was the The NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), which is the largest single-story building in the world and is so enormous that it has it’s own weather. Despite being my 4th time exploring the historic building where spacecraft are assembled, the lines between science fiction and reality still blur in my mind while triggering a sense of awe. Completed in 1966, the giant structure was known as the Vertical Assembly Building and was initially built to house the Saturn V rocket during the Apollo program. With 129,428,000 cubic feet of volume and a painted American flag that can fit a school bus on one of its stripes, the VAB has always been a symbol of NASA’s innovation and larger-than-life aspirations. Upgrades and renovations are currently underway at the VAB by NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations team to accommodate the new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The first exploration-class vehicle since the Saturn V but with far more powerful boosters, the SLS will be utilized for deep space travel and will be coupled with the Orion, the first spacecraft built to take Astronauts beyond Earth orbit. The timetable for this endeavor remains fluid, but NASA is hoping to have Mars in human reach by the 2030s. The renovated Vehicle Assembly Building will have 10 platform levels and be fitted to adjust both vertically and horizontally. The purpose is to accommodate various structural designs without the need for heavy construction. This will prove useful as the Space Launch System will be adjustable and include multiple launch vehicle configurations. The 77-ton configuration will lift more than 154,000 pounds and will provide 10 percent more thrust than the Saturn V rocket while a 143-ton configuration will lift more than 286,000 pounds and provide 20 percent more thrust than the Saturn V. The first flight of the Space Launch System will be Exploration Mission 1 scheduled for 2017 when NASA will launch an uncrewed Orion spacecraft to test system performance of the SLS rocket in preparation for a crewed flight. Exploration Mission 2 has been proposed for 2021 and will launch the Orion spacecraft (seen below) and a crew of up to four American Astronauts beyond Earth orbit. In order for NASA to move it’s new spacecraft from the VAB to launch site, The Mobile Launch Platform (seen below) that was originally built for the now-cancelled Ares I rocket will be modified to support the Space Launch System. The mobile launcher is being upgraded by NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations team to support the weight and additional thrust of the heavy lift rocket. As the media stood outside the Vehicle Assembly Building with the towering Mobile Launcher behind us, word started getting around about a surprise event taking place the next morning at the Visitor’s Complex. We later confirmed that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden would be unveiling a memorial exhibit honoring the lost crews of the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttles. Many of us were unprepared for the scope of the memorial which was kept secret by NASA for over four years. We learned upon arrival that family members of the perished Astronauts from both crews would be arriving for the official unveiling but the media would be allowed to experience the exhibit before the ceremony. NASA personnel stood throughout the memorial entitled “Forever Remembered” with packs of tissues while a somber tune played in the background. After careful planning and coordination with NASA, The families of all 14 Astronauts selected personal items to be displayed permanently at the memorial (below) causing a deeply emotional reaction for those experiencing it for the first time. The personal effects are encased in glass and some include hand written letters, favorite books, NASA apparel and an item that especially resonated with me, a Star Trek lunchbox. Director of Kennedy Space Center and former Columbia Astronaut Bob Cabana came up with the memorial idea four years ago while the Space Shuttle program was in its final days. He explained that development did not begin until the families of the deceased Astronauts agreed it was an appropriate time to do so. NASA also decided to pull from storage and display the iconic fuselage recovered from the Challenger disaster—a piece that happens to display the American flag (below). Accompanying it, is the flight deck windows recovered from the lost Columbia Space Shuttle. Following the unveiling of Forever Remembered, NASA had tightly scheduled a much-anticipated tour of the International Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), a site rarely accessible to the media. Opened in June of 1994 for the processing of the International Space Station (ISS) flight hardware, The 457,000 square foot building includes two processing bays, an airlock, operational control rooms, and various laboratories. Hanging in the lobby are the flags of 15 nations who participate in building, financing, and maintenance of the ISS along with a detailed model of the Space Station. After a long walk to the center of the facility, we find the last checkpoint for all American-launched Space Station hardware ( below). Upon arrival at Kennedy Space Center, new hardware bound for the International Space Station is checked for damage, catalogued, and then transferred to their designated location. A majority of payloads bound for the ISS are delivered to this particular processing facility and NASA’s personnel spend the next few months integrating experiments and other payloads into the hardware. Since most of the items are not physically connected before they depart for orbit, 3D models of the hardware are constructed and digitally assembled to preempt any issues that may occur in orbit. Seen above are Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules (MPLM) that are permanently housed at the Space Station Processing Facility. The MPLM is a large pressurized container used during the Space Shuttle program to aid the transfer of cargo to and from the International Space Station. When each Shuttle docked with the ISS, supplies were offloaded from the modules while finished experiments and waste replaced them for the shuttle’s return to earth. All three modules in use were built by the Italian Space Agency and named Leonardo, Raffaello and Donatello. At Kennedy Space Center, the hub and focal point for every important milestone in America’s space program, the designated press area seems vacant during events.The CBS, Reuters and Associated buildings stand unused while many seats in the NASA News Center remain empty during publicized events. It’s reasonable to assume that for mainstream media—with falling circulation and growing competition as well as alternative online news sources—budgeting coverage for a launch is nowhere near a priority. I was surprised to see documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock filming an episode of his show Inside Man (below) but also picking up reporting duties for CNN after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded. We had a chance to speak and both agreed that the real tragedy behind the mission’s failure was the ammunition congress now has to make further cuts to NASA’s budget. Spurlock assured me that this particular episode will highlight the need to fund space exploration despite the failure of Cargo Resupply Service mission 7. SpaceX launches draw more attention and media participation due to the popularity of it’s founder Elon Musk, but the press pool is still limited to companies who can afford the expenses of travel and extensions for launch scrubs. On a busy day, you’ll see independent space enthusiast websites, freelance journalists, local news stations, Russia Today and Bloomberg. However, with an incident like the one experienced during SpaceX CRS-7, there can be renewed interest in covering launches and mainstream news outlets may see a benefit to being on-location for a potential disaster. For more behind-the-scenes photos from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center follow me on Instagram at @not_gatsby. Robin Seemangal is an NGO based in Kathmandu.
News Article | September 9, 2015
After capturing nearly 75 percent of mobile app based cab rental market, Ola now wants to make inroads into other forms of public transport – Ola has confirmed that they will soon be launching bus shuttle service in cities of of Bangalore and Gurgaon. The service is expected to go live from 21st September. Ola has committed to invest upwards $50 million on this initiative. To start with, 500 shuttles will ply over 100 fixed routes in cities of Bangalore and Gurgaon. The shuttle service is primarily targeted at users who would generally use their cars or bikes to travel to their destination. With Ola shuttles boasting of features like Air-conditioners, WiFi and in-vehicle entertainment, these users can comfortably travel at very competitive rates. Ola has confirmed that the maximum price for taking these shuttles will be less than one dollar (between Rs. 50 to Rs. 60) Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder & CEO at Ola, said in regards to the shuttle launch, “Millions of Indians undertake their daily commute in our cities using their own vehicles, cabs or other modes of personal transportation. With Shuttle, we intend to create a comfortable and reliable commute experience for them at the tap of a button on their smartphones. This will bring in efficiencies at scale, for suppliers who will work with us and will help enable mobility for a billion people.” The service will operate exactly how Ola cabs operate. Once user fires the Ola app, they will see real-time info of shuttles plying on the routes. They can book the shuttle through the app and will need to travel to nearest point on the route to aboard the shuttle. These shuttles are expected to be 12 to 20 seater and user can only book if there are empty seats available! Once the Shuttle is booked by the users they can choose to pay through Ola Money wallet on the app or even pay cash. It is currently not clear whether Ola will own these shuttles or whether they will just be aggregators of shuttles, where they tie up with shuttle owners. We are trying to get more information on this and will update the post as soon as we know more. We think Ola Shuttle can really appeal in urban cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon etc where there are plenty of office goers who take their own vehicle. If the distance to travel is especially over 8-10 kilometers, a shuttle service will really appeal to such users as it will be very cost effective compared to taking cabs or going by own vehicle. Currently, no other company is targeting this segment, and Ola again wants to have the first mover advantage in this space! If you live in cities of Bangalore and Gurgaon, do fire up Ola app on September 21st to see if you can see any Ola Shuttles plying the roads! , out of based on ratings.
News Article | December 6, 2016
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2016) - Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. announces its latest line of ARM-based media players, the XPC Nano NS02, designed for standalone digital signage when a simple playback is required. Their 0.5-liter form factor, VESA®-ready mount, and robust, fanless design means they're virtually silent and can be tucked away behind any monitor quickly. The NS02 series supports 4K Ultra HD displays for crisp, brilliant ads and images. They are pre-installed with Android® 5.1.1 and Shuttle's software DS Creator 2.0 so users can easily schedule and dispatch their content to any of the NS02 series players through their mobile devices. "Many small-to-medium sized businesses would like to put up one or two monitors for digital signage, like a veterinarian's office or your local pizza place," said Marty Lash, director sales and marketing, Shuttle Computer Group. "Our new XPC Nano NS02 players are really easy to set up and start displaying your content." THE NC02 Series offer plug and play simplicity, so users can get multimedia or document files on their displays and incorporate digital signage fast. The NS02 series is equipped with Rockchip RK3368 Qcta-core processor. Its compact design with built-in DDR3L 2GB low-voltage memory effectively reduces power consumption of the system. These new players also offer an auto recovery feature, which protects content in the event of a system-wide power failure. When the power is cut, these players "park" the existing memory data, so when power returns, the player is ready to resume without risk of data corruption. Shuttle's new NS02A and NS02E vary by power supply options. The NS02A comes with a standard power adapter, while the NS02E can be powered by PoE (power over Ethernet). This feature allows users to easily do on-site installation without additional wires required with an AC adapter. Shuttle offers a three-year limited warranty on all its products. Available this month, the NS02A expected to sell for under $150 and the NS02E under $170. Shuttle Computer Group is the North American subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., a publicly traded company established in 1983. Shuttle specializes in small form factor PC hardware for digital signage, point-of-sale (POS) and interactive kiosks in the retail, restaurant, food service and hospitality industries as well as motherboards and bare bones systems. For more information, visit http://us.shuttle.com or call 1-888-972-1818. Intel and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.