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NovaStar’s LISN Calibration Capability

What is a LISN?   LISN stands for Line Impedance Stabilization Network. Basically, it’s an instrument used to measure the base radio frequencies of other devices by isolating the radio frequency of the power input of the equipment under test.   NovaStar’s Calibration laboratory can now test and calibrate LISN technology with the addition of … Continued

IT Asset Management Infographic

  What do you do when you manage 100’s or 1000’s of computers for your organization and they get replaced with shiny new ones?  You could try to sell the old computers on your own, but how do you know what they are worth? What if they are broken or have some dents and dings? … Continued

HP Elite x3 at a Glance

HP’s newest piece of Tech, the Elite x3, is a near all-purpose mobile device perfect for any business seeking to make their workplace more efficient. The device serves as both a smartphone and a fully functioning PC that can be docked onto other devices or displays. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC processor, 4GB … Continued

New HP 3D Printer Announced at RAPID 2016

NovaStar’s  Rick Storch and Ben Baumgarten witnessed HP’s grand entrance into the additive manufacturing industry at RAPID 2016, the industry trade show held in Orlando, Florida May 16-19, 2016. The RAPID conference is the longest-running and most respected additive manufacturing event in North America, attracting buyers, sellers, and end consumers of 3D technology. With 4500 … Continued

What Components are Critical for a Calibration Asset Management Tool?

In our previous blog we covered the value of a Calibration Lab providing its customers the functionality of a Calibration Asset Management Tool. In summary, the tool helps the person responsible for instrument calibration schedule, implement and track the histories of each instrument in a fast, easy and accurate manner.   What are the critical … Continued

Why Use an Instrument Calibration Asset Management Tool?

Periodic calibration of test instruments is required for accurate measurement and testing, but it can be an involved process.   How many instruments do you have that need what kind of calibration? What is the calibration history of each instrument?  How do you set schedules for multiple instrument calibrations without disrupting your test and design productivity?  … Continued

Technology Growth in Southeast Michigan

When the topic of technology centers in the U. S. comes up, discussions focus on Silicon Valley, the “Route 128 Belt” in Massachusetts, Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, as well as centers in Texas and Seattle. One of the fastest growing technology centers is often overlooked – Southeastern Michigan. The area is sometimes discounted … Continued

Three Reasons Why Calibration is Important

In our modern society, it is important that the devices we use to measure the physical quantities around us are accurate. From the weather to the medical field, from the automotive industry to agriculture, obtaining accurate measurements are essential to make decisions and perform tasks. These measurement devices need to be verified that they give … Continued

Three Things Companies Can Do With Retired IT Assets

To keep up with changing technology and improve user productivity, companies need to periodically update their personal computer fleets. Before new systems are installed, a decision must be made regarding what to do with the remaining retired equipment. Wipe Data before IT Asset Retirement It is important to be certain no sensitive data is left … Continued

Personal Computer Acquisition: Rent, Lease or Buy?

When it comes time for a business to upgrade its fleet of tablets, notebooks, laptop or desktop computers, options include renting, leasing or buying, and buying new or refurbished devices. Generally renting is for short term only – months, not years.  Some examples are for trade shows, special limited time projects or temporary employees. Purchasing … Continued