Local area networks are experiencing a metamorphosis of shapes and sizes. Devices that never were part of the network, such as manufacturing equipment, are now being brought online via low-speed connections. At the same time, the rise of edge computing literally is reshaping the network, as it becomes more distributed. These changing patterns of network layout and connectivity are driving the adoption of new approaches and new technologies to manage the network’s physical infrastructure. The articles in this guide look at this evolution from the perspectives of industry standards, business objectives, and choices for technology implementation.
Latency times associated with existing infrastructure is approximately 100 milliseconds. Some services, such as online HD video streaming, need latency reduced by up to three-times to be properly functional. This issue can be mitigated by locating the physical infrastructure closer to the source data and in turn providing higher bandwidth: Edge computing.
In this interview with TIA’s Harry Smeenk, reviews how TIA has taken 5G and IoT, and network evolution and next-generation networking, and put them into use-case examples for edge data centers and smart buildings.
TIA-942 standard for data centers is the world’s most popular data center standard. It’s used by well over 70% of the population [of facilities] around the world. Data center stakeholders have been very concerned about ensuring that their data center was designed, built, and approved as having met those criteria. This webinar illustrates the importance and benefits of Edge Data Center certification as a precursor to 5G deployment.
This webinar will address the unique considerations of edge deployments in nontraditional locations and how to make the most of limited floor space including: How increased demand for power is driving the need to support larger, heavier equipment with new rack designs—and the benefits of intelligent power management down to the rack level and innovative cable management and pathway strategies that can support mission-critical data carried through fiber-optic cable.
EXFO introduces the Optical Wave Expert, the first device to integrate DWDM channel power validation and intelligent OTDR fault-locating capabilities on a single port. Designed to save multiple service operators (MSOs) time and money, the Optical Wave Expert equips field technicians to automatically measure, diagnose and troubleshoot optical fiber links.
TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.5, titled the Single Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling and Components Standard which will provide specifications for cables, connectors, cords, links and channels using 1-pair connectivity in non-industrial premises telecommunications networks.The standard will focus on MICE1 environments and will include cabling and component performance requirements and test procedures, reliability requirements and test procedures, as well as guidelines for adaptations to four pair cabling.
Edge connectivity specialist Transition Networks announced it will showcase technology that allows secure data transmission, supports intelligent buildings and simplifies smart city deployment at next week’s 2019 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
At the Fall BICSI Conference, Rosenberger will introduce its Lyra Intelligent Micro Data Center platform ‘in a box’ for IoT edge and 5G MEC applications, as well as its FTH-9 Plus Wave ODF cabinet for Seismic Zone 4 “Ring of Fire”-sensitive data center installations. The LYRA IMDC provides power, cooling, UPS, cable management and cloud remote-monitoring. It can be installed in less than 3 hours with 40% space-savings versus traditional data center installations. Applications include small data centers, office areas and edge deployments.
Private networks offer control, security, and use-case specificity. Edge data centers add robust processing at the edge of the network. So, how will these two engines help to create the IoT applications of the future? TIA’s @GoClarence sat down with industry experts at this year’s @IoTCommunity slam.