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Liz Goldsmith

Edge Computing: New Support For Digital Twins

Because simulation requires computational resources and the associated data outputs are large, cloud computing ― with its scalability and relatively low cost ― has traditionally been the technology environment of choice for supporting digital twins. But today, edge computing has emerged as a promising alternative. Edge computing leverages local resources that are close to the physical product’s location, which means reduced latency, while improving responsiveness, agility and privacy.

IoT News – The IoT, Together With the Evolution of 5G and Edge Computing, Is Driving Industrial Innovation

By connecting machinery and tools, the Industrial IoT (IIoT) enables manufacturing companies to improve the visibility of their production in real time. The huge amount of data generated by Industrial IoT devices constitutes the fuel for optimizing production, improving the delivery quality, introducing predictive maintenance, automating the supply chain and much more. Read the full article at:

Specialty Optical Fibers Play an Increasingly Important Role

Specialty optical fibers are typically used in much shorter lengths than their telecom counterparts, averaging anywhere from a few centimeters to just a few meters in distance per application. These fibers are designed to be application specific, and can condition and amplify light in a way that traditional telecom optical fiber can’t, providing a necessary service so that networks can offer faster and more reliable connections.

Data Centers Are Surviving Hurricanes. But Are They Ready For Stormier Days Ahead?

Louisiana data centers withstood Hurricane Ida but can data centers keep dodging climate change? Despite the data center industry’s recent track record for resiliency, preventing downtime during disasters is only going to get more challenging, experts say. A growing need for data processing and storage, particularly near end users, means that more data centers are being built in areas prone to natural disasters, from hurricanes and tornados to wildfires. At the same time, climate change is making these events more frequent and increasingly severe.
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Webinar: Current Trends in PoE Technology – How to make your smart building even smarter

Smart Building technology including PoE lighting platforms, sensor networks, displays, and kiosks provide numerous analytic benefits to building owners and occupants. Learn how analytics and PoE are a driving role in making your smart building smarter. This webinar will cover key intelligent building applications and the infrastructure considerations to support them.

OFS improves Rollable Ribbon fiber-optic microcables for metro networks

OFS announced an expansion of its microcable product line with the introduction of its RollR200 Central Core (CC) Rollable Ribbon Microcable at ISE EXPO 2021. The RollR200 CC Rollable Ribbon Microcable features 432 optical fibers in a gel-free central core design optimized for microduct installations. This latest-generation cabling solution can help take metro networks to the next level with increased fiber density, enhanced performance, and speed of deployment.Read the full article at: