While smart building technologies enable efficient, safe, healthy, and productive environments, they also expand the digital attack surface for cybercrimes that threaten to jeopardize business, endanger lives, and disrupt critical infrastructure. Unfortunately, the risk increases as more information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems and devices come online, making cybersecurity a critical issue for smart building owners and operators.
AEM and Superior Essex Communications hosted a technology forum on Tuesday, October 19 in conjunction with GITEX Global in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. GITEX Global is the UAE’s annual technology event, highlighting innovations and digital advancements of the region.
The forum, titled PowerWise Technology Forum, included AEM’s manager of technical services Steve Cowles and Superior Essex’s vice president of marketing Brian Ensign, along with Superior Essex international sales director Paul Weintraub, Sinclair Digital chief executive officer Farukh Aslam, and Sinclair Digital chief business officer Luis Suau.
PowerWise is Superior Essex’s product line that supports Power over Ethernet transmission. The forum addressed a broad collection of topics related to smart building infrastructure, including a focus on sustainability.
The MMC, a multi-fiber connector employing a reduced-size 1×16-fiber MT-style ferrule (TMT), improves MPO port density by a factor 3x with very low insertion loss. The new TMT ferrule is now tooled by both US Conec and Fujikura with full intermateability.
In a joint step to advance smart buildings technology, MHT Lighting has formed an alliance with Superior Essex Communications and announced the integration of MHT Lighting’s inspeXtor PoE Light Management software with Superior Essex’s PowerWise line of cable. http://www.cablinginstall.com
Smart Building technology including PoE lighting platforms, sensor networks, displays, and kiosks provide numerous analytic benefits to building owners and occupants. Learn how analytics and PoE are a driving role in making your smart building smarter. This webinar will cover key intelligent building applications and the infrastructure considerations to support them.
Looking at the challenges of a typical Internet of Things (IoT) rollout, the biggest hurdle usually isn’t how to connect IoT devices to the LAN. Instead getting power cheaply to the device is often a far more difficult problem. Let’s go over 4 things you should know to ensure a successful PoE install.
Multicore fibers (MCFs), which have multiple cores aligned in one cylindrical cladding, are a promising optical fiber design that dramatically enhances the number of optical channels per cross-sectional area. The Mosquito method is one way to fabricate single-mode polymer optical waveguides with multiple cores while maintaining an identical mode-field diameter among them. The technique forms circular cores in polymer waveguides using a commercially available microdispenser and multi-axis syringe scanning robot.
With the advent of Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), systems that formerly used RS-485 serial communications can be upgraded with little change to the media and brought into the broader Ethernet network. In addition, Single Pair Ethernet brings the added benefit of remote powering of devices using SPoE (Single Pair Power over Ethernet), a standard like the familiar PoE (Power over Ethernet).
PoE standardization and its implications on cabling and efficient power delivery is creating a timely opportunity to power the growing number of IoT devices being added to the cabling infrastructure efficiently and cost-effectively. In CommScope’s white paper you’ll learn why PoE adoption is increasing, the applications driving it, how the key technical standards work with it, what the key considerations for cabling selection are and how to create solutions that are more efficient.
How long before your building “knows” more about you than you do yourself? As ever-more processing is crammed into smaller, lighter and cheaper devices, it was only a matter of time before people would be able to wear them as they go about their everyday lives. It hasn’t taken long for people to find ways in which wearables could be used to improve the inter-relationship between buildings on the one hand, and the people who live or work in them, or visit them.