As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment. Now technology is being injected more directly into the lives of residents. Smartphones have become the keys to the city, putting instant information about transit, traffic, health services, safety alerts, and community news into millions of hands.
Ethernet Enables Connected Intelligence in 2020
It’s hard to believe but 10Mb/s Ethernet is becoming a very hot topic in the industry again. I get asked “Why are we going back to the 1980s?” There is a simple answer, and to those of us in the industry at that time, it’s very familiar. In that era before Ethernet became ubiquitous, networking truly was the wild west. Everyone had their own protocols, physical layers, connectors etc. However, since then IT has converged a core set of technologies, with Ethernet leading the way, that provides seamless connectivity to billions of people.
Industry salary survey open for input
For the second consecutive year, Cabling Installation & Maintenance is teaming up with Fluke Networks to administer a salary and compensation survey for professionals in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in the United States. The survey will stay open through the end of 2019 and into the first couple weeks of January 2020. All individual data collected in the survey will remain anonymous. You can take the survey here.
Fluke Networks previews single-pair Ethernet testing
Fluke Networks demonstrated a prototype single pair Ethernet (SPE) adapter for its DSX-8000 at the Rockwell Automation Show. SPE is making waves in the industrial-automation world as a potential replacement for fieldbus architectures. The adapter is being made in very limited quantities and is currently only available to industrial automation and cabling manufacturers for their use in labs but has been released with the expectation that SPE will become widely adopted.
Industrial focus: Deploying fiber-optic physical infrastructure within CPwE architectures
A recent technical application guide composed by Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation describes how “Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) is the underlying architecture that provides standard network services for control and information disciplines, devices, and equipment found in modern industrial automation and control system (IACS) applications.”
Webinar: Ready for Four Pair PoE?
New devices based on the 802.3bt standard will supply up to 90 watts over four twisted pairs, supporting a new generation of PoE-supported devices. This webinar will give you the background you need to specify, install and troubleshoot these devices, including: How it Works, Cable Bundling Considerations, Field Termination Considerations, Cabling Performance, and Installing and Troubleshooting.
Single Pair Ethernet Consortium
Cabling Installation & Maintenance interviews Frank Straka, Panduit’s product line manager for copper products, about the Single Pair Ethernet Consortium, discussing the group’s objectives, the single-pair ecosystem, Panduit’s role in the group, and some forthcoming products related to this emerging technology.
Ethernet transceiver sales to decline 18% in 2019
LightCounting expects sales of Ethernet optical transceivers will have declined by 18% when it tallies figures for 2019. The decline is the largest the market research firm has recorded and the first year-on-year dip since 2009, when sales slipped 4%. However, LightCounting states in its new “High Speed Ethernet Optics Report” that purchases of Ethernet optical transceivers should rebound through 2024.
How cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy: Study offers models for preserving the privacy of citizens while using their data to improve government services
To improve the efficiency their municipal services, many Indian cities have started enabling government-service requests, which involves collecting and sharing citizen data with government officials and, potentially, the public. But there’s also a national push to protect citizen privacy, potentially restricting data usage. Cities are now beginning to question how much citizen data, if any, they can use to track government operations.
Why Choose Cat8 Cable for 25G/40GBASE-T Networks?
Cat8 (Category 8) is ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1 specified. Cat8 cable has a 2GHz (2000MHz) frequency function, facilitating higher bandwidth while shielding is minimized. It is a modern standard that Cat8 cable is a new alternative for facilitating 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T networks.