In order to solve a challenge for a manufacturer of smart power outlets, ETCO came up with a novel idea. Remove the ear sections on ETCO GBBA and FAE and replace them with pins that plug directly into a PCB board. They are then soldered in place. The ETCO GBBA plugs into the wall socket and consumers plug their devices into the FAE on the other side of the device. The power is transferred through the PCB board while other components specific to data on the PCB board allow consumers to control their devices remotely. The applications for this idea are far-ranging for manufacturers of smart outlets, battery chargers, medical devices and extension cords, among others. For more information on the potential applications of this technology, interested individuals can visit www.etco.com/pcb-power or contact Mr. John Stiness at 1-800-689- 3286. Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company. The Company manufactures precision stampings and rubber and plastic molded products used principally by major automotive and appliance manufacturers. ETCO also manufactures supporting automated application equipment and has major customers in a variety of other industries in the USA and over 30 countries throughout the world. ETCO has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.