The PCB Elimination Network (PEN) was formed by decision SC-4/9 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention at its fourth meeting in 2009. Efforts are already underway to handle PCBs in an environmentally responsible manner. One such effort is the development of technology that would allow for the safe and effective removal of PCBs from the environment.
PCBs are toxic chemicals that can cause serious health problems when they enter the human body through ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact. They can be found in many products that contain PCBs, such as electrical equipment, furniture, food packaging, and even certain types of paint. Removal of PCBs from the environment is necessary because people are constantly being exposed to them through their food, air, water, and soil. This exposure can occur both directly, during activities like welding or working on circuits with contaminated materials, and indirectly, through the consumption of food products that have been contaminated by PCBs.
Because of their harmful effects on humans and animals, PCBs were used extensively in industry for more than 30 years after they were first introduced in America. The compounds are very stable and resistant to heat, so even after they are released into the environment they can remain active for decades. This makes them common pollutants that can be found in all parts of the world, including Canada.
5 pencils PC technology is a type of computer technology that looks like a pen. NEC, a Japanese technology corporation, created it in 2012. This technology consists of an input device that accepts handwritten input, a central processing unit, a tiny projector, a camera, and a mobile phone. It can function as a personal digital assistant or as a notebook computer.
This technology is also called "photonet" or "projected handwriting recognition system". The user writes on a special tablet with a black marker (pen) instead of typing on a keyboard. The tablet's projector projects the writing image onto a surface where it can be read by a camera. Projected writing allows for a display size of about 5 inches diagonally, which is smaller than what traditional desktop computers can do today. Projected writing systems have been used as educational tools since they were first introduced because they are more convenient for students to use than keyboards and mice. They are also useful for people who need to write lots of small notes because there is no limit to the number of pens that can be used.
Projected writing technology is not limited to use on tablets and notebooks. It could also be implemented into the design of interactive whiteboards, which would allow users to write over existing drawings/diagrams/whiteboard paint without covering them up. Interactive whiteboards that use projected writing technology are already available from some manufacturers including Epson, Hitachi, and Lenovo.
The 5 pen PC technology with a digital pen allows for a digital copy of handwritten information to be obtained and delivered to digital devices through Bluetooth. P-ISM (Pen-Style Personal Networking Gadget Package), which is nothing more than a fresh discovery, is being developed by NES Corporation. It consists of a gadget called PGM and a software application called PINE.
PGM is a palm-sized device that can connect to other PGM devices or to PCs via Bluetooth. It comes with two USB ports and an Ethernet port, and it can be powered either by batteries or an AC power source. The digital pen used with PGM is capable of storing 1,024 samples per stroke, which enables users to write even if the ink is not yet dry. The recorded data can then be transmitted to another PGM device or uploaded to a PC using the USB port.
PINE is a desktop application that works with PGM devices. It has a simple user interface and supports Windows XP, Vista, and 7. PINE can scan documents, e-mails, or Web pages, and it can also take notes on the screen. It can store up to five different pages of writing in its memory so that they can be retrieved later.
PGM devices communicate with each other over a local network. This means that several people can use them simultaneously without interfering with one another's writings.