Research on MultiCore Fiber (MCF) was first conducted almost four decades ago. It is definitely a real and a cool technology, and a user could eventually purchase greater capacity and density, including more optical communication gigabits per second per square millimeter than with current solutions. Still, despite continuing development work on the concept, especially in recent years, there are enduring challenges over both cost and practical use.
Fluke Networks and Planet Associates have integrated Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live and Planet Associates’ PlanetIRM, which is a next-generation cloud-based infrastructure configuration management software platform. LinkWare Live is Fluke Networks’ cloud-connected online cable certification solution. The companies explain the result of this integration is “a single solution that can design, consolidate, aggregate and visualize an organization’s facilities, IT/telecom, inside-plant, outside-plant, circuits, network assets and connectivity data.”
Smart Building technology is not just about gaining some efficiency in operation or reducing energy usage – it’s about shifting the way you think about the value a building can provide.
With the world changing at a rapid pace, how do you streamline the Smart Building procurement process? How do you ensure you make the right choices today, that will not only help to future proof your assets, but instill confidence in occupants, operators and owners? Join our panel of industry experts as we take a deeper dive into the value Smart Buildings bring Occupants, Operators and Owners.
Trend Controls is partnering with Smart Buildings Magazine to deliver three panel sessions, exploring the future of smart buildings and the role that BMS technologies plays within it. The built environment has already seen a drastic change over the past six months. The challenge now is to navigate the new wave of requirements for a healthy building and answer key questions such as; How can data play a role in managing built environments? How can employers make buildings healthier, to improve occupant experience? And how can we reduce our environmental impact?
IoTSF has created a Smart Buildings Working Group and we need your help to make it safe for smart buildings. We invite you to join the mission to make Smart Buildings safe and secure over their lifetime. The goal of the Working Group is to establish a comprehensive set of guidelines to help each of the supply chain participants to specify, procure, install, integrate, operate and maintain IoT securely in buildings. This includes intelligent buildings equipment and controls such as audio visual (AV), fire, HVAC, lighting and building security.
element14, the Development Distributor, announces the launch of its third, annual IoT Survey. The survey provides an opportunity for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT product designers and system engineers to share insights about the market while helping shape the product range and technical resources offered by element14 to support this diverse and evolving technology.
The survey is open from 15 September to 1 December 2020 with results of the survey to be announced in spring 2021.
Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) is the best way to increase efficiency and data density but it requires a new level of testing. Every connector, splice, MUX, DEMUX must be tested using the appropriate wavelengths and correct colored transceiver TX is received at the proper level on the RX side. When a DWDM is half full it is hard to troubleshoot with legacy test equipment which is why inline DWDM OTDR/iOLM channel testing is required.
Are expanded beam connector systems an alternative to the MTP®/MPO connector? Check out Rosenberger’s White Paper to learn about the requirements placed on multifiber connectors and what is needed to ensure uninterrupted, high data transmission rates.
5G, the fifth-generation cellular network, will be a key enabler of many emerging technologies. Smart cities, smart factories, autonomous vehicles and many other tech targets will all depend on 5G. But as wonderful as it will be, 5G comes with a whole slew of design challenges. Industry veteran Fram Akiki explains the benefits and design challenges of 5G.
Legislation from congressional tech stalwarts would add minimum security requirements for connected devices purchased by the federal government. The legislation would develop basic patching and remediation capabilities to correct vulnerabilities in IOT devices.