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Liz Goldsmith

SPE and Smart Buildings: A Smart Pairing

Fieldbus applications have developed over the past decades from simple analog communication to digital communications over serial networks. These serial networks often operate over a single twisted pair. With the increasing scrutiny on security of fieldbus systems and the increasing desire to simplify the data flow from sensor to cloud, the advent of Single Pair Ethernet technology seems both well-timed and well-planned. Single pair cabling with LC-style connectors make sense, adding simplicity and reducing time to work for data transmission to the edge.
There are four areas where SPE generally can match or improve upon fieldbus technology: topology, security, power, and data.

Smart Buildings are Key to Successful Sustainability Initiatives

New construction and retrofit initiatives utilizing smart building technologies are making buildings more efficient, safer, and healthier for employees–all while lowering costs. Given that businesses are focusing on sustainability, it’s not surprising that according to one survey, 79 percent of business respondents cited building energy efficiency as a top sustainability priority

Prysmian Group and Panduit Join Forces to Launch White Paper Series for CORD Deployments

Prysmian Group and Panduit have developed a three-part White Paper series to introduce and support CORD deployments. The series describes the value of CORD, reviews the development of CORD through ONF, and explores the market drivers that require CORD and a few of the applications that decreased latency in the network that the CORD initiative can provide. It also features discussion on some of the physical infrastructure considerations involved in CORD, the products that are required to have a successful CORD physical infrastructure solution and how to efficiently install and utilize these products.

Evolution of fiber-optic transmission: A history of performance improvements

The evolution of multimode optical fiber began when Dr. Charles Kao identified the potential for long-distance transmission over glass fiber. In a 1966 paper, he identified the cause of high rate of power loss (attenuation rate) in glass fibers, a significant factor limiting use of fibers for communication. He determined this high rate to be due to impurities in the glass which, if removed, would enable transmission to long distances. This paper marked the start of fiber-optic communications and earned Dr. Kao a Nobel Prize.