Category: IIoT

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.

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.

Communications needs in manufacturing plants

Manufacturing plants and operations are each unique in their own way. In this article, we will discuss many of the communications opportunities that can equip new and existing buildings with more agile, resilient, and intelligent digital infrastructure. Manufacturing system architects are leveraging wired, wireless, and optical transport supporting robots, machine vision, production line machines, product transport, sensor arrays, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and distributed Internet of Things (with future artificial intelligence management overlays) to increase process intelligence, agility, safety, and reduce defects and operational expenses.

Structured Cabling Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking – Global Market Insights 2018 – 2028

Value of the structured cabling market was estimated at nearly US$ 16 billion in 2018, and is forecast to record a CAGR of approximately 8% through 2028. North America remains the leading market for structured cabling, driven by the proliferation of data center project. 5G technology is expected to pave lucrative growth opportunities for the structured cabling market, upheld by increasing palpability of the technology’s trials and deployments worldwide.

How to Avoid Twelve Common Industrial Ethernet Mistakes

Whether you’re a process or plant engineer, a technician, or an electrician, if you work in an Industrial Ethernet environment, you’ve got to be an expert in a wide array of areas. When the line is down, the priority is a quick fix to get it back up and running. Sometimes these “temporary” quick fixes are put into place and forgotten until the next time the line goes down, and then you are left to fix the “fix.” Learn the twelve common Industrial Ethernet mistakes, so you can avoid them going forward.

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.

Protecting the Cloud From the IoT

There are billions of connected devices in use worldwide, and that number is increasing by the millions every year. Unfortunately, many of these IoT devices, as well as those currently being developed and deployed, lack critical security features, making them easy targets for hackers and botnets. Without the proper security measures in place, these devices can lead to catastrophic events.