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With another school year ending, the campus seems to be bustling with students preparing for their final exams. Similarly at CalPlug, students have been busy preparing presentations and demonstrations of the projects and technology they’ve been working hard on to develop. A recent demonstration at CalPlug for a visiting advisory …

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Thales, an international company based on developing electronics, visited CalPlug for a tour of the facilities and demonstrations on CalPlug’s research. Thales develops electronic based solutions for the aerospace, space, defense, security and transportation markets. Touring the CalPlug facilities, the guests from Thales were able to experience demos of the …

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Taking place immediately after CES, the IEEE’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) is host to several different companies and researchers at the industry’s forefront, which attend ICCE to share the latest designs and technological breakthroughs in consumer electronics. CalPlug was invited to ICCE, and attended to set up a …

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Starting off the new year with a bang, the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the largest of its kind. Traveling in from all over the world, people attend CES to experience the latest and greatest technological offerings from consumer electronics and technology based companies. Several team members …

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They may be small but they have big appetites, devouring energy 24/7, even when they’re not in use. They’re set-top boxes, those little devices that receive TV satellite and cable signals. And they’re priority number one for the California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug) housed at Calit2. CalPlug’s second full-day …

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Visitors to the fourth floor CalPlug Center in the Calit2 Building are greeted by the “Wall of Power” – a living room simulation equipped with everyday entertainment and household devices that plug into outlets and consume energy. The Wall has become a popular educational tool for consumers to power on …

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Less than three months on the job and the newest California Energy Commissioner is already familiarizing himself with who’s doing what in the area of energy efficiency. In May, Andrew McAllister was appointed to one of five state energy commission seats; in July, he paid a visit to UC Irvine …

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July 25, 2012: The California Plug Load Research Center’s first project is now official. The work authorization for set-top box research was stamped yesterday at the California Energy Commission’s Department of General Services. The official stamp is the project’s green light to develop and demonstrate, over the next 18 months, …

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