Category: IoT

Fiber Optics Usher in the Fully Optical Era for Campus Networks

The exponential growth of data transfer is pushing traditional campus networks to the limit. Compounding the problem is the surge in demand for high-resolution video streaming and intelligent applications — such as facial recognition systems — which add to the already high volume of video traffic from conferences, streaming, and VR devices. Finally, IoT applications, ranging from service robots and intelligent access controls to voice devices and sensors, are regularly deployed on campuses which increases the complexity of the network structure, creating an even greater burden on copper wire networks.

CI&M holding online conference August 11-12

On August 11 and 12 Cabling Installation & Maintenance will host a series of 8 online seminars addressing emerging applications as well as cabling and wireless infrastructure strategies for networks. The online conference, Emerging Applications in Data Center and Enterprise Networks, will include 4 seminars each day. The seminars on Tuesday, August 11 will focus on data center networks and those on Wednesday, August 12 will focus on enterprise networks.

Why do smart building projects stall and how they can succeed

There is a common and recurring challenge amongst commercial real estate developers. To ensure their project does not result in delivering an obsolete building upon substantial completion. This is an understandably stressful predicament for development teams who are having to define functional and experiential uses cases two, three, sometimes five years in advance of completion with expectations that the new building meet both market demand as well as operational requirements.

The Future of Smart Cities

In 1962, The Jetsons cartoon came on the scene and gave us an idyllic world enabled by technology. Things like video chat, holograms, jet packs, 3D printed food, and smartwatches were science fiction at the time. These things are all reality today. While the vision for a truly “smart city” might seem like science fiction to some, it’s fast becoming reality. Smart Cities are fully connected, sustainable, energy efficient, and socially friendly communities that use their infrastructure to intelligently improve the quality of life of those who live and visit there.

Siemon Supports Single-Pair Ethernet with TERA® Cabling

Siemon’s TERA cabling system supports 10BASE-T1L single-pair Ethernet (SPE), providing an easily-deployed, standards-based infrastructure that simplifies cable management, reduces costs, and enables more efficient use of pathway space. As explained in a new Tech Brief developed by Siemon’s Valerie Maguire, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Editor of the IEEE Std 802.3cg™-2019 10 Mb/s Single-Pair Ethernet project, 10BASE-T1L operation over TERA SPE cabling offers many advantages over traditional/proprietary operational technology for monitoring and controlling simple, low-speed devices in commercial enterprise environments.

FIBER OPTICS IN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

Industrial environments can be extremely harsh settings when it comes to cabling infrastructure. Operators need to meet the high-speed transmission needs of the latest industrial devices without losing any connectivity through interference from temperature, moisture, dust, and increasing distances between endpoints.
Most chemical plants, oil and gas rigs, and power facilities have installed fiber optic cabling to meet those demands, but many of those cabling choices have now become antiquated and can no longer provide the speed and bandwidth requirements placed upon them by the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices.

Optical Sensors are the Key to Health-Monitoring Wearables—And Size is Critical

One field that has benefited from optical sensor technology is wearable health and fitness. Optical biosensors have been embraced by the healthcare industry because they offer many advantages over conventional analytical techniques. This technology has appeared in applications including glucose sensing, laminate cure analysis, protein analysis, dosage form analysis, and many more.