Harting Americas has launched their Single Pair Ethernet technologies.SPE communicates across the common industrial Ethernet protocols available today but instead of using 4 or 8 total wires, it accomplishes communication across just two wires, a single twisted pair. It uses Power over Data Line technology to bring communication to the device along with the voltage and amperage needed to power the device. This is hugely beneficial for three reasons:. First, space and number of connections are reduced on the device. Second, the need for an external power supply is eliminated. Finally, devices on the plant floor that have traditionally communicated over Fieldbus protocols can now join the same IP-based network that the rest of the devices on the network are using. This enables peer-to-peer communication, open-loop feedback of all devices, and smart functionality all the way from the main control room down to the individual device.
Webinar: Assessing Smart Building Intelligence to Deliver Value, Optimized Operations
Join TIA Thursday at 11am EST as we lead a live Q&A #webinar on assessing #SmartBuildings with experts from Corning, Microsoft and T-Mobile. Attendees will earn 1 BICSI CEC.
How to Buy Best Ethernet Cables – Cat 5, Cat 6, Cat 7
Buying Ethernet cable is not always as easy as it might seem. There is a huge selection of network cables of different types; Cat 5, Cat5e, Cat 6, Cat 6e and Cat 7, as well as different lengths colors and the like. It is important to buy the right network cable: over-specify it and you will pay too much; under-specify it and the performance will be impaired and the local area network or Ethernet link will not work as well as it might.
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) helps support multi-vendor solutions for Ethernet
Getting traffic to travel seamlessly from today’s legacy implementations into tomorrow’s high-speed switches and ecosystems comes down to preserving Ethernet’s capacity for multivendor interoperability
Webinar: Addressing challenges during PON construction
Learn about the challenges during the construction of Fiber to the Home/Business (FTTx) and how these can be managed efficiently.
Solve the most common industrial Ethernet problems in 4 seconds
Cabling is the number one cause of Industrial Ethernet problems. This new flyer from Fluke Networks shows how you can find cabling problems in just four seconds.
Keeping Contractors and Crews Safe from COVID-19
Electrical contractors and engineering firms can do their part to prevent more cases of the coronavirus in their communities. For example, on its website, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has set up a Coronavirus Resource Center. The association offers the following tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers.
Webinar: Demystifying 5G
Do understand what #5G actually is? Watch this on-demand discussion between two members of Corning’s Advanced Technology Team, Art King and Shirish Nagaraj, as they dig deeper into 5G, its capabilities, and what they think it will take to get us there!
The Ethernet of Things
Sure, you’ve heard of the #InternetOfThings. But, what about the #Ethernet of Things? Learn how more power from #PoE is helping to connect the world. Wired Ethernet connections may seem like ancient technology sitting in the rear-view mirror beside fax machines, dialup modems and dot matrix printers. Yet Ethernet, with its low latency, dedicated bandwidth and power delivery capabilities, is actually one of the key building blocks for the infrastructure that will enable the wireless IoT to continue to expand.
TIA initiates work on new Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) copper cabling, component spec
TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.6, initially titled, “Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) cabling and component specifications.” The standard will address the need to support applications that use a bus topology with multiple branches connecting communication devices.