Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing. I am sure that glass as façade material or structural element will be more and more popular with future advanced glass technology. We already have products with integrated technical systems such as heated glass panels or glass with solar collectors. In the future, every surface of a building could produce solar energy.
While smart buildings have been traditionally associated with technology such as building automation or IoT, the focus is now shifting from technology to user experience. We’ve identified seven attributes: Personalize, Find, Optimize, Communicate, Conserve, Control and Secure. Putting the user experience at the centre of the design process and using technology as a “means to an end, not the end itself” will enable the industry to deliver buildings that are fit for purpose. The IoT is central to this process, as increasingly, buildings will be driven by data. Using the data available through IoT allows more informed decision-making related to facility operations and the use of the building by its occupants.
Optical Fiber Market Analysis by Product Types, Marketing Channel Development Trend, Market Effect Factors
The Global Optical Fiber Market is estimated to develop at a substantial CAGR through 2022.The international market is primarily motivated by the search for greater bandwidth communication and increasing openings in the subdivision of healthcare together with growing financial support by the government in the expansion of grid substructure. North America ruled the international market of optical fiber having a market stake of 31.1% during the year 2015. The market in the Asia Pacific is leading; which could be attributed to the growth in the income due to the augmented technical progressions, owing to their enormous scale implementation in the subdivisions of IT & Telecommunication and Administration. Furthermore, the growing use in the medicinal segment is likewise propelling progress through nations like India, Japan and China.
The key challenge currently facing optical cable engineers is to fit as many optical fibres into as small a cable as possible’. Massive connection point distribution and optical fibre cable densification is occurring in access and data centre networks. Each connection point needs an optical fibre, so the number of fibre strands needed to deliver network connectivity is spiralling upwards, while space and physical pathways to route these fibres is fixed or rapidly being consumed.
Depending in which functional area of the data center you are testing, there are different applications, cabling and connectivity that you will encounter. Understanding the functional areas of the data center and what you will likely need to test in each can help prepare you for data center testing.
AddOn Networks has launched a new testing solution that detects problems within optical fibers. The EON-NSV-OTDR devices rapidly locate and report any faults in an optical fiber link of a communication network – saving service providers time and money by allowing them to quickly address the root cause of any issues and providing real-time monitoring of jitter and latency.
For modern optical networks to perform at their peak, fiber must be properly installed and maintained. This includes ensuring that all connections and splices are kept perfectly clean to avoid potential problems, such as insertion loss, back-reflection or complete system shutdown. Despite the importance of cleanliness some installation technicians and their managers are disinclined to spend resources, including time and money, to inspect and clean fiber connections. Some seasoned technicians who have long histories of working on older, slower networks are not convinced that modern, high-speed networks need more attention and care than older networks. They maintain that their legacy practices are still adequate, and they often do not have the time, tools or budget to clean fiber. We refer to these long-held opinions as the “three myths of fiber cleaning” — 1) there is nothing to clean; 2) cleaning takes too much time and money and 3) You don’t need special tools.
The new panel from Nexans offers simple but effective fiber management in a very dense footprint. Multiple raised bridges allow for flexible options in Velcro or tie wrap strain relief; bridges are oriented in the same direction as cable entry into the panel for easy attachment, and positioned in alignment with entry/egress points. LC port adapters are secured with a metal bracket for a solid feel.
VIAVI has introduced new test and measurement solutions to help service providers and contractors validate, qualify and troubleshoot cable and fiber broadband networks: the DSP TDR Time Domain Reflectometer and the OCC-4056C DWDM Optical Channel Checker. Both deliver fast and accurate performance analysis and troubleshooting to ensure successful network installation and operation, according to the company.
ABB and Aruba will collaborate to deliver a scalable, high-performance wireless connectivity solution for large industrial customers. Customers will be able to capture valuable data and insights from their equipment via ABB Ability Smart Sensor technology and access it via a web portal, a cloud interface or a mobile phone application.