Webinar: Assessing Smart Buildings With SPIRE: Connectivity, Cybersecurity, and Safety

Get a closer look at SPIRE, the industry’s first holistic smart buildings assessment and rating program. This 2-part webinar series will educate viewers on the six categories of assessment criteria and measurements. Part 1 will dive into Connectivity, Cybersecurity, and Life & Property Safety.
Panelists will share how SPIRE criteria were developed and how the program measures performance and provides building owners and managers with the information they need to drive more effective technology investment strategies.
Connectivity is the common thread that ties together operational technologies and enables smart building applications. The need for more connected devices also increases the risk for cyberattacks that need to be identified and addressed. Additionally, in the wake of a global pandemic, owners and managers are exploring how smart technologies support safer indoor environments for tenants and visitors.
With competing priorities for building owners, it has never been more critical for them to have a tool that helps break down silos and elevate strategies to achieve business goals.

Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

Edge computing has many upsides including better near-real-time response and analytics for IoT, but it’s far from plug and play. Challenges include security risks, hiring staff who can support data management and analytics, building out the network to support edge computing, and scaling up without creating too much complexity.

The cutting edge of healthcare: How edge computing will transform medicine

Edge computing will help reshape how, where, and how quickly medical care can be delivered by supporting advanced remote-patient monitoring by processing data from medical devices such as glucose monitors and blood pressure cuffs and then alerting clinicians to problematic readings. It could enable real-time management of medical equipment as the various pieces move through hospital facilities. And it could deliver on-demand content for augmented reality and virtual reality training sessions, with the proximity of the edge computing devices ensuring there’s no lag in the experience.

Edge computing: The architecture of the future

To fully digitize the last mile of business, you need to distribute compute power where it’s needed most — right next to IoT devices that collect data from the real world. Edge computing provides a vital layer of compute and storage physically close to IoT endpoints, so that control devices can respond with low latency – and edge analytics processing can reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred to the core.


Este webinar cubre la teoría básica de la transmisión de fibra óptica, las opciones de conectores, su inspección y mantenimiento. También cubre las pruebas de confiabilidad de los cables, su importancia y qué significa para la implementación de la red.
Al inspeccionar los conectores de fibra óptica, se encuentran que numerosos proveedores de conectores y cables que ofrecen muchas opciones. Un hecho relevante es que los usuarios finales han descubierto, en los últimos años, que “no todos los conectores son iguales. La calidad, confiabilidad y rendimiento de los componentes ópticos y los productos de ensamblaje de cables se aseguran seleccionando los mejores componentes desde su terminación y pulido, utilizando las mejores prácticas y equipos. El producto final debe cumplir o superar los requisitos de todas las especificaciones relevantes de la industria, como las normas GR-326 y GR-1435 reconocidas internacionalmente.
How Connectors Influence Fiber Optics Network Reliability
This webinar covers basic fiber optic transmission theory, connectors options, inspection and maintenance. It also covers assemblies’ reliability testing, why it is important, and what it means for network deployment.
When looking at fiber optic connectors, one will find numerous connector and cable suppliers offering many options. One key fact that end users have discovered in recent years is that ‘not all connectors are created equal’. The quality, reliability, and performance of optical components and cable assembly products are assured by selecting the best components and by terminating and polishing it using the best practices and equipment. The final product must meet or exceed the requirements of all relevant industry specifications, such as the internationally recognized GR-326 and GR-1435 standards.

Passive optical LAN’s scalability meets Texas A&M Kyle Field’s future needs

The challenge for sports teams is how to keep fans coming to the stadium, when so many other options exist. Texas A&M wanted to take their fan experience to the next level by leveraging technology to create a stadium experience that students and fans would enjoy just as much as the game itself. This included new multimedia displays, both in the stadium and in the concourses, connected menu boards and operations in the concession areas, and excellent connectivity for both cellular and WiFi-connected devices in and around the stadium.