Never before has the enterprise network played a more important role in the success of the business. IoT is extending intelligence to the network edge; evolving structured cabling designs now make it easier to scale effortlessly on demand; and in-building wireless is helping boost worker productivity to new highs. Join CommScope for an important look at the key issues affecting network reliability and steps you can take to create a more resilient network. What new challenges does a more diverse network environment present?
The FOA has published a Special “25th Anniversary Edition of Lennie Lightwave’s Guide.” Lennie Lightwave was the mascot of the original Fiber U Fiber Optic Training Conferences back in the 1990s. Lennie’s Guide was printed and over 60,000 copies distributed. Now we’ve reprinted it for everyone to enjoy – with current updates of course – and in color!
There’s a rise in the number of devices being connected to the network in buildings, and the kinds of devices being connected vary widely, from computers and IP phones to cameras, digital signage, and sensors that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Operational Technology (OT) network.
Japanese multinational personal care company Shiseido is blazing a new trail in skincare with an IoT personalized skinscare system that offers to match individual users daily skin conditions and living environments to a skincare regimen.The subscription service called Optune has a dedicated app that uses an original algorithm to analyze skin condition and environmental data such as temperature, humidity, as well as sleep data. These are sent to a dedicated machine which recommends a personalized skincare pattern suitable for the users’ skin condition in real time.
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The uLAN is an emerging network made up of non-traditional Ethernet-enabled utility devices that are now connecting to the network. While the traditional Core LAN – comprised of the PC, VoIP phone and WiFi – is not expected to undergo significant change through 2022, the emerging uLAN is expected to grow significantly over that time. The uLAN and the network infrastructure supporting it will be largely responsible for connecting and powering the billions of new devices needed to make buildings smart.
Many people expected all the Internet of Things (IoT) to move to the cloud—and much of the consumer-connected IoT indeed lives there—but one of the key basics of designing and building enterprise-scale IoT solutions is to make a balanced use of edge and cloud computing.1 Most IoT solutions now require a mix of cloud and edge computing. Compared to cloud-only solutions, blended solutions that incorporate edge can alleviate latency, increase scalability, and enhance access to information so that better, faster decisions can be made, and enterprises can become more agile as a result.
By 2030, millennials are expected to make up 75% of the workforce – and they are demanding a more productive and flexible work environment that enables activity-based working.
Smart offices are the key to meeting these requirements. They use state-of-the-art building technology to improve employee performance and reveal ways to use office space efficiently and economically. With smart office, the space you work in becomes part of the team. Download the White Paper to learn more.
Modern buildings are equipped with thousands of sensors recording air quality, humidity, motion, temperature and the presence of noxious gases. The sensors continuously record energy consumption and waste. Smart algorithms running on networked computers analyze sensor-generated data in real time.
The advanced instrumentation generates sophisticated building performance statistics that are displayed on information dashboards. The workforce needed to make informed and smart decisions from the treasure trove of sensor-generated data needs to be both building-science and data-science savvy. Such workers are in very short supply.
UDOT is partnering with Panasonic on the smart roadway network. The $50 million agreement includes the installation of intelligent sensors along sections of Utah highways that will collect and transmit data to vehicle-mounted equipment at speeds of up to 10 times per second. The data will be shared with a central cloud-based platform that monitors the information from the sensor-vehicle network and automatically generates alerts to vehicles, UDOT staff and infrastructure components such as traffic signals or variable-message signs.The system will monitor and share data in real-time to enhance safety and improve traffic flow.