The transformation from traditional structures to smart buildings is fundamentally reshaping the domain of facilities management. They provide a 360-degree view of the building’s operations, aiding in predictive maintenance, standards compliance, enhancing occupant experience, and improving sustainability. However, with all its promising benefits, the question arises — are smart buildings a boon or a bane for facilities management?
Ethernet celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This article covers the rich history of Ethernet and what lies ahead with this ubiquitous technology.
Just as using a ‘codified and universal’ language enables the seamless exchange of ideas between people, in the manufacturing and cable industry, this is precisely what single-pair Ethernet (#SPE) does for the automation systems in industries. It allows for continuous real-time data transfer right up to the field level and helps bridge long distances in large plants like chemical industries.
Microchip unveils Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) 10BASE-T1S and 100BASE-T1 Ethernet devices – CNX Software
Microchip has introduced a range of industrial-grade Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) devices for IIoT and industrial Operational Technology (OT) networks for low-speed Ethernet edge devices and a simplified cabling infrastructure for latency-sensitive applications.
US Conec filed a response to a Senko Advanced Components suit that alleges US Conec violated SENKO patents on very small form factor (VSFF) fiber-optic connectors denying the allegations and contains allegations that Senko violated US Conec patents. SENKO, in a written statement to Lightwave reaffirmed that it expects to triumph in court. Both companies make VSFF connectors and associated adapters – the CS, SN, and SN-MT connectors in SENKO’s case, and the MMC and MDC connectors in US Conec’s.
Applications are moving from older fieldbus-style networks to Ethernet, which is now widely regarded as a key enabling technology for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or “Industry 4.0.”
Power over Ethernet technology has evolved to be a key part of wireless LAN architectures, IoT and enterprise networks
When planning an Edge Data Center (EDC) deployment, the need to address availability of planned workloads to ensure resiliency is a top priority. The key characteristics of an EDC can be significantly different than those that top the list for larger enterprise or multi-tenant data centers. To help balance the costs and operational aspects of any EDC strategy, this paper outlines a number of critical questions that should be addressed to ensure resiliency at the edge.
Here are five huge benefits of smart buildings for organizations trying to shift toward an eco-friendlier lifestyle: lower energy consumption, enhanced building efficiency, predictive maintenance, increased productivity, and improved use of resources.
Switches connect network segments, providing full-duplex communication, valuable network performance data and efficient use of network bandwidth.