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Kyocera New Tiered Color Printing

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Finally, a solution that revolutionizes the way you monitor your color printing. Gain flexibility and control of your color printing with Kyocera Tiered Color Monitor, which is available on Kyocera’s color portfolio of MFPs and ECOSYS printers.

Whether printing a simple text document with a color company logo or a full color document with Tiered Color Monitor, you gain a visual snapshot to current and historical color usage when Tiered Color Monitor is enabled on the device.


With Kyocera’s Tiered Color System, documents that contain lower levels of color (simple color) can be billed at a lower rate than full color documents. For example, you will be able to print or copy more monochrome documents with your company logo in color, such as letterheads and invoices, at a fraction of the current color cost.


  • The Tiered Color Monitor is available on all current Kyocera color MFPs and ECOSYS printers
  • Print impactful documents by adding a splash of color or vibrant full coverage to get your message across.
  • Ideal for users who print various levels of color pricing
  • olor or who are hesitant to move from monochrome MFPs due to cost.

Here is a brief explanation





Attachments To Help Grow Your Landscape Business

Increasingly, many landscapers need new ways to grow their business are turning to compact utility loaders, also known as mini skid steers, to help them kick-start their efforts.

Why a small utility loader? Its large and variety number of attachments make it a great machine as there is on the market. It’s also a productivity booster.small_excavator

Let’s say you are planting a tree as part of a project. Maybe this is a new offering by your company, or maybe you’ve been doing it but with a tool like a planting bar or even a shovel.

With a utility loader, a contractor can attach an auger bit to dig the hole and then haul the tree from a truck and into position with a tree fork attachment.

“You’re talking about a dramatic difference in the amount of time and effort it takes to do that with a compact utility loader compared with actually hauling that tree and root ball and placing it in a hand-dug hole,” says Jay John, commercial business manager  Landscape installation & design at Qualityviews.

Here’s a little bonus feature for you. If that tree is going in a fenced-in backyard, a contractor can use a compact utility loader that fits through a standard 34-inch gate, whereas a larger piece of equipment either would be useless or require taking the time and expense to remove portions of the fence and then put them back up after the job is over.

The product manager for Landscape installation & design at Qualityviews, share five attachments that can help landscape contractors grow their businesses.

  1. AUGER BIT — The potential for adding trees to a landscape company’s repertoire has already been mentioned, but auger bits can dig holes for all kinds of purposes. Fence posts, poles and even basketball hoop installations are all possibilities.
  2. TRENCHER — Irrigation is often treated as a specialty in the landscape industry. With a trencher attachment, however, a landscape business that has traditionally focused on green space can expand into this service. It also can be used to cut a trench for utilities for outdoor lighting.
  3. BUCKETS AND FORKS — These may be the most basic attachments, but their potential to help landscape contractors is immense. Just think of hardscaping. The material used is often heavy, such as retaining walls, pavers and rock. Rather than moving that with a wheelbarrow or even by hand, a compact utility loader can lift more and get it from point A to point B with less effort than manual labor.

Sound Waves

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Sound Waves

Sound is a mechanical wave that results from the back and forth vibration of the particles of the medium through which the sound wave is moving. If a sound wave is moving from left to right through air, then particles of air will be displaced both rightward and leftward as the energy of the sound wave passes through it. The motion of the particles is parallel (and anti-parallel) to the direction of the energy transport. This is what characterizes sound waves in air as longitudinal waves.


Sound wavesWASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Mysterious “incidents” caused physical symptoms in at least 16 Americans linked to the U.S. embassy in Cuba, the State Department said on Thursday, in what media reports have described as an “acoustic attack.”

The State Department earlier this month said Americans serving at the U.S. embassy in Havana had experienced physical symptoms caused by unspecified “incidents” starting as far back as late 2016.

A U.S. government official said in August that several colleagues at the U.S. embassy in Havana were evacuated back to the United States for hearing problems and other symptoms. Some subsequently got hearing aids, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday that 16 or more U.S. government employees and family members based in Cuba had experienced symptoms of some sort, a number that was previously not known.

“We can confirm that at least 16 … members of our embassy community have experienced some kinds of symptoms,” Nauert said.

Those affected received medical care in the United States and Cuba, and some of those who experienced symptoms have decided to remain in Havana, Nauert said.

CBS reported this week that Americans and Canadians working in Cuba had been diagnosed with hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorders and conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury and damage to the central nervous system.

Citing a source familiar with the incidents, CBS said officials are investigating whether the diplomats were targets of some form of sonic attack directed at their homes.

“The incidents are no longer occurring,” Nauert said.

Cuba has denied involvement in the incidents, and said this month that it is investigating the U.S. allegations. The State Department has not blamed Cuba for the attacks, but did ask two Cuban diplomats to leave Washington in May. (Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Sandra Maler)


Artificial Intelligence, We almost gave up!

Today artificial neural networks are making art, composing speeches, determining faces as well as owning automobiles. It feels as if we’re riding the wave of an unique technological age, however the present increase in neural networks is really a renaissance of sorts.
It might be difficult to think, however expert system scientists were currently starting to see the pledge in neural networks throughout World War II in their mathematical designs. But by the 1970 s, the field was all set to quit on them totally.
“[T]here were no impressive results until computers grew up, that is until the past 10 years,”Patrick Henry Winston, a teacher at MIT who concentrates on expert system, states. “It remains the most important enabler of deep learning.”

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Today’s neural networks are basically choice trees that count on mathematical reasoning that looks like, for absence of a much better example, the shooting of synapses in the human brain. Several layers of artificial nerve cells, or nodes, are made use of to get to the service to an issue. As information is fed through the layers, an easy calculation happens at each node, and the service is passed to the next layer of nerve cells for another round of calculations. All the while, the mathematics that happens at each nerve cell is being somewhat customized by the previous outcome. In in this manner, a neural network can teach itself patterns in information that match a preferred service and enhance the course to it, sort of like tuning a guitar. The more information you feed a neural web, the much better it gets at tuning its nerve cells and discovering a preferred pattern.
While the field has actually emerged in the last few years as a trip de force for computer system specialists as well as some enthusiasts, the history of the neural network extends back far more to the dawn of computer systems. The first map of a neural network was available in 1943 in a paper from Warren Sturgis McCulloch and WalterPitts But McCulloch’s structure had little at all to do with computing; rather, he was concentrated on the structure and function of the human brain. The McCulloch-Pitts design of nerve cell function, obviously, emerged throughout a time when the technology to keep an eye on such activity didn’t exist.
McCulloch and Pitts thought each nerve cell in the brain worked like an on-off switch (like binary numbers 1 and 0), which mixes of these nerve cells shooting on or off yielded sensible choices. At the time, there were numerous completing theories to explain the method the brain ran, however according to a paper by Gualtiero Piccinni of the University of Missouri,St Louis, the McCulloch-Pitts design did something others had not: It whittled brain function to something that looked like an easy computer system, which stimulated interest in building an artificial brain from scratch.