Category: Copper

Single Pair Ethernet

The potential of Single Pair Ethernet is huge and experts consider it to be the next generation of communication architecture in automation. Originally developed for automotive applications, it promises nothing less than a continuous connection from the sensor to the cloud. And this is the case in practically every application, whether in industry, logistics, buildings or wherever data is generated. The concept behind it is essentially an extension of the Ethernet to the sensor, that is wherever “tracks” (in the literal sense) rather than data highways are needed in every inch of space within the plant – it is compact, flexible and offers extensive reach.

Choosing your network Transceiver

Which Network Transceiver Do you Need? In networking, transceivers are the critical components that
enable data transmission. While transceivers can be embedded into short-reach direct attach copper and optical cables, they offer significant advantages when packaged into pluggable transceiver modules, which support various network speeds and transmission technologies, are compatible with a variety of active network equipment, and offer the benefit of easy plug-and-play deployment and replacement to facilitate upgrades. Pluggable transceivers also feature common copper and fiber connector interfaces to serve as the interface between active equipment and the cabling infrastructure.

ICT industry not dealing with The Great Resignation but rather, The Great Retirement

Overall compensation for ICT professionals was down this past year, in no small part because the most-experienced workers are leaving the workforce. Three factors that depressed compensation in 2021: 1) inflation was considered transitory until late 2021 and did not show up in last year’s paychecks; 2) overtime and bonus pay reduced sharply from 2020; and 3) more-experienced and higher-paid workers left the workforce, driving down the mean compensation among the workforce as a whole. On the bright side, women represented 9% of participants, which is the highest percentage in the survey’s four years and up from 4% a year ago.