Welcome to a world where technology rules and buildings are increasingly intelligent! “Master the art of navigating Smart Building Technology, a rapidly evolving landscape that’s transforming lifestyles, and revolutionizing industries. Join us as we unravel its complexities, with insights from top industry leaders – Carol Everette Oliver, RCDD, DCDC,, Lisa Schwartz, Betty Bezos, PE, PM, RCDD, ESS, OSP, DCDC, and Miguel Ochoa RCDD. This intriguing conversation promises to demystify the concept of smart buildings, from cabling to application, and even the qualification process.
Innerduct has long been used to protect and segregate fiber optic cables installed in conduit outside-plant and premise environments. It also protects and segregates fiber cables in cable tray throughout telecommunications spaces and pathways. But did you know that there are multiple types of innerduct available? Where, how, and to what distance you plan to deploy fiber cables will dictate what type of innerduct is right for your project. Let’s look at the options.
Everyone knows that Category 6A twisted-pair cabling offers augmented performance over Category 6—hence the “A” for augmented. But understanding technically how Cat 6A compares to Cat 6 can help you determine which is best for your specific application needs and budget.
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The transformation from traditional structures to smart buildings is reshaping the domain of facilities management. With a projection of 150%+ increase in the number of smart buildings worldwide, climbing from 45 million to 115 million in just five years, the impact of this shift is bound to be significant. Smart buildings provide a 360-degree view of a building’s operations, aiding in predictive maintenance, standards compliance, enhancing occupant experience and improving sustainability. However, the question remains: Are smart buildings a boon or a bane for facilities management?.
Standards and codes are the bedrock upon which many cabling projects are built. Professionals in the ICT industry must be familiar with specifications from BICSI, the Telecommunications Industry Association, and the NFPA’s National Electrical Code in order to remain in compliance with many project requirements. So how familiar are you? Here’s a short 4-question quiz about which documents cover which topics. Get three out of four correct and you pass. Good luck!
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.
Fischer Connectors enhances IIoT connectivity with ultra-rugged solutions using Single Pair Ethernet and USB 3.2 protocols
Fischer Connectors has developed new high-speed data and power connectivity solutions combining Single Pair Ethernet and USB 3.2 Gen 2 high-speed protocols with the rugged, high-density and miniature features of its flagship product lines. They enable space-saving and cost-efficient integration in industrial automation and robotics, chemical plants, food processing, automotive production lines, outdoor sensing and unmanned systems.
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.
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.”