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Liz Goldsmith

BICSI members choose directors, approve governance change

BICSI recently announced the results of this year’s Board of Directors election, as well as the result of a proposed governance change that was on members’ ballots.
In balloting that ended September 30, BICSI members elected five members to serve two-year terms on the association’s Board of Directors. The victorious candidates were: Secretary: Honorico “Rick” Ciordia, PE, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM (incumbent) Global Region Director: Fernando Neto, RCDD U.S. South-Central Region Director: Ryan Davis, RCDD, TECH U.S. Southeast Region Director: Bo Conrad, RCDD, TECH U.S. Western Region Director: Luke Clawson, RCDD, MBA (incumbent)

Single Pair Ethernet

The potential of Single Pair Ethernet is huge and experts consider it to be the next generation of communication architecture in automation. Originally developed for automotive applications, it promises nothing less than a continuous connection from the sensor to the cloud. And this is the case in practically every application, whether in industry, logistics, buildings or wherever data is generated. The concept behind it is essentially an extension of the Ethernet to the sensor, that is wherever “tracks” (in the literal sense) rather than data highways are needed in every inch of space within the plant – it is compact, flexible and offers extensive reach.

Fiber Optics Market by Fiber Type, Cable Type, Deployment, Application, and Region – Global Forecast to 2027

The fiber optics market is projected to grow from USD 4.9 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 8.2 billion by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2022 to 2027.
The growth of this market is driven by factors such as growing internet penetration and data traffic, rising number of data center facilities worldwide, and mounting demand for high bandwidth.

Choosing your network Transceiver

Which Network Transceiver Do you Need? In networking, transceivers are the critical components that
enable data transmission. While transceivers can be embedded into short-reach direct attach copper and optical cables, they offer significant advantages when packaged into pluggable transceiver modules, which support various network speeds and transmission technologies, are compatible with a variety of active network equipment, and offer the benefit of easy plug-and-play deployment and replacement to facilitate upgrades. Pluggable transceivers also feature common copper and fiber connector interfaces to serve as the interface between active equipment and the cabling infrastructure.

Comcast checking out hollowcore fiber

Comcast says it has deployed a 40-km route with hollowcore fiber (in a hybrid cable alongside conventional fiber) from Lumenisity in Philadelphia and has begun evaluating its performance. The U.S. Tier 1 cable MSO says it has already demonstrated the fiber’s ability to support coherent transmission, data rates from 10G to 400G, and single-fiber bidirectional operation.