Introducing Big Belly: The Bin That Texts

The concept of using SMS with machines is not new. Some vending machines use SMS technology to allow customers to pay and alert staff when restocking is required and many street pay and display units allow drivers to pay via SMS now too. These examples are fairly commonplace uses of SMS, but other intriguing ways of using SMS to simplify everyday tasks are being introduced all the time. One such innovation is the use of SMS with street bins.
The revolutionary Big Belly bin is seen on many streets worldwide because of its appreciable benefits. Created by Kyron UK Limited, the Big Belly uses a unique design which, when combined with SMS technology, makes it much more convenient, efficient and cost-effective than other bins.
How SMS Enabled Bins Work
Inside the bin there is an internal compactor which is connected to two volume sensors. When the rubbish reaches a certain level, the sensors trigger the compactor which forces the rubbish together more tightly thus increasing the bin’s overall capacity. This compaction allows the Big Belly bin to hold up to 8 times more than the average street bin used by most local authorities. It is at this stage of the process that SMS technology comes into play. The bin has a wireless monitoring system which will send a text and/or email to the relevant division when 85% of the bins capacity has been filled. The responsible authority is then able to schedule a convenient time to empty the bin, fitting it round other commitments and thus maximising their time management. Aside from all these amazing features, the bin is also completely self-powered because 100% of its energy needs are fulfilled by solar power, meaning that there is no need for any electrical connections.
The Advantages of Using SMS Enabled Bins
The use of a BP solar panel makes it self sufficient in terms of energy supply which makes it both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. It is also safe, easy to use and designed to keep out pests. However, it is the ability to ‘communicate’ with the bin that is the most striking and useful factor. Using Big Belly reduces bin collection costs by up to 70% as the SMS feature ensures that the rubbish is only collected when necessary. This allows for a much better division of labour because workers are not wasting time checking or emptying bins that don’t need it. Monitoring the amount of rubbish and informing the responsible authority by text also eliminates the problem of overflowing bins and the need for weekend collections. This is particularly useful as overflowing bins are unsightly, unsanitary and encourage pests and weekend collections are expensive and inconvenient. Keeping up to date with the status of the bin then is clearly extremely valuable.
It is no wonder then that over 10,000 Big Belly bins have been installed worldwide given the overwhelming evidence to support their efficiency.
Yet again, the teaming of SMS technology with a device, this time street bins, has proven to be enormously effective in a number of ways.

Introducing The All New HTC Desire S

At present, almost everyone around the world owns a mobile phone. It has become a necessity for a lot of people because it makes it easier to communicate with people. Both the young and the old have their own mobile phones to use. But these mobile phones are not just for texting and calling people. The modern mobile phones have numerous of features. It is used for internet, games, email, pictures and so much more. One of the phones that can offer you those features and a lot more is the HTC Desire S. Here are some of the important features of the phone that you would want to know.
The first thing that you would notice about this phone would be the wide screen. Most phones have small screens so you can’t really see the good quality of the pictures and the videos. Many people who purchased this phone agreed that the big screen is a big plus. Watching videos and movies is definitely better. If the movie has subtitles, you can see and watch it clearly. It is also touchscreen so it makes it easier for a lot of users. Touchscreen phones are very popular nowadays so it is another good feature.
Besides the wide and big screen feature of the phone, the HTC Desire S is Wifi ready and can be used for internet. The new phones have this capability. A lot of places nowadays offer Wifi. So they don’t need a computer or laptop to access the internet. With the use of their phones, they can send emails and start searching the web. This is another reason while people buy this phone. With its big screen, it makes it easier for them to navigate and look at websites. It can also support a lot of types of websites.
The HTC Desire S is powered by Android. Android is a type of operating system. With this system, you can download and use different applications for your phone. These programs would make your mobile fun and useful at the same time. Fun because you can download applications like Twitter, Tumblr, Skype, YouTube and so much more. Useful because you can install applications like Adobe flash, Microsoft office applications, Yahoo mail and other programs that could be used for work or school. So this phone is used by both students and working individuals. You just need a high memory card and you can install as many applications as you want.
These are just the basic features of the HTC Desire S. There are so many more features and specifications that can be found in this phone. If you are into cell phones and modern gadgets, this would be a good phone for you because of its specifications. But if you just want to watch videos, text, call and use the internet, this is also a good phone for you. The HTC Desire S is good for anyone who wants to have a nice and useful phone. It is definitely worth it.…