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Faraday Bag

Faraday Bags Protect Information!

Faraday Bags Protect Information, what are they and how do they work? Faraday Bags Protect Information.  Faraday Bags are bags/pouches fabricated of Metalized Conductive Textiles.  When closed, these pouches do not allow electromagnetic fields or waves to cross their boundaries, based on the research of Michael Faraday in 1836.  Our electronic devices transfer information wirelessly using RF radiation.  When the devices are placed in  Faraday Bags/Pouches, RF transmission is blocked by the Faraday Effect.  This includes both incoming information and...
Eliminate Crosstalk

Cable Sleeves Eliminate “RFI Crosstalk”, keeping Data Secure!

Cable Sleeves Eliminate "crosstalk", keeping Data Secure.  Cables are the way that information is transferred between computers.  Crosstalk refers to electromagnetic interference from one unshielded twisted wire pair  to another unshielded twisted wire pair travelling parallel with each other.  Electric signals passing through wires create magnetic fields that interact with each other.  A wire can be either a "transmitter" or a "receiver" of electromagnetic noise.  Both forms of interference/noise affect the data quality negatively.  There are two ways of stopping...
Faraday Bag

Protect your Sensitive Information, put it in a Faraday Bag!

Protect your Sensitive Information by putting it in a Faraday Bag (also referred to as a RF Shielded Pouch)!  In today's world, you carry sensitive information with you wherever you go.  This information relates to your family, your banking and financial information, even your location!  It's handy to have that information with you, at your fingertips when needed.  Think of the amount of information is stored in your cell phone, your laptop, and your PDA!  All of it accessible...
Monofil Braided Tube

What is Braided Tube, What is Braided Tube used for?

What is Monofil Braided Tube? Shieldex® Monofil Braided Tube is essentially a "sleeve" used to enclose data cables.  Data lines are fed through this flexible sleeve, made of woven individual Polyamide threads, with each thread having been individually coated with silver, which helps to protect them from severe kinks, bends, and abrasion. This lightweight flexible sleeve also provides a protected "electronically shielded environment" for the data cables and the information that is carried through them.  This "silver braided cable sleeve" is...
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What is a Solar Flare? How can it Effect our Electronic Lives?

What is a Solar Flare? A Solar Flare is the release of pent-up energy, also called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).  Think of them as the results of storms on the surface of the sun, or "spouts of magnetic energy".  In early December, we had a Solar Flare. This Solar Flare coincides with the onset of "Solar Cycle 25".   A Solar Cycle is an 11 year window of time during which the storminess on the surface of the sun peaks...

Infrared Detection, the Good and the Bad, and How to Avoid it!

 What is Infrared Detection? Infrared Detection is using heat as a method of finding someone or something.  The the infrared sensor/camera picks up the infrared heat signature of a person or object, which is be stronger or weaker than their surroundings.  This makes the human being or object "distinct" from its surroundings, essentially locating the human being or object. What is Good about IR Detection? One good thing about infrared detection is the use of this technology in finding people lost in...
Reverberation Chamber

What are Sensors, and what do they do for us in Automobiles?

What is a Sensor? A sensor is a device that measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.  Sensors seem to be present everywhere these days and their numbers are ever increasing.  They monitor many and varied complex systems, looking for abnormalities.  The automotive industry depends heavily upon sensors, there are many present in automobiles, where people spend lots of their time. What do Sensors in Automobiles tell Us? Sensors in the Automobile cabin are essentially Human Machine...

Forensic Evidence (Faraday) Bags-Keeping Electronic Evidence Secure inside a Faraday Cage

We are all aware of the proliferation of electronic devices that we use in our daily lives,  in fact, most of us have several electronic devices that we use regularly.  These devices can be our cell phones, which have essentially become miniature computers that keep track of our appointments, finances, email, phone calls, and text messages.  Additionally, we have our computers, tablets, and PDA's.  All of these devices help us to keep our lives in order by making our...

“Hardening Structures”-Protecting our Country’s Vital Electronics-Based Systems!

ElectroMagnetic Pulses (EMPs), transient electromagnetic disturbances, evoke the Orwellian thoughts of nuclear explosions that are capable of short-circuiting a wide range of electronic equipment, including computers, satellites, radios, radar receivers, and even traffic lights, plunging the world into the "electronic dark ages".  Though a nuclear weapon is the most commonly thought of cause of an EMP, they can also be caused by solar flares, a close lightning strike, or a massive powerline short circuit.  The damage to electrical equipment...
Pre Compliance Testing

Portable RF Shielded Enclosures Provided Work from Home Applications During Covid-19

When Covid-19 hit North America in March, it closed down a lot of our businesses, but many businesses and individuals were able to continue to do work from home or other remote locations during the quarantine/social distancing period of this pandemic.  The "Work From Home" #wfh group, were often able to continue their work with the use of RF Shielded Enclosures and pouches. One didn't need to be in the electronics development business to benefit from these enclosures.  Government and...