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.
Ericsson plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S. that will produce advanced antenna system radios for 5G deployments in North America. Ericsson’s direct investment is about $100 million, which will kick in during the third quarter of this year, the company told FierceWireless. The Swedish vendor said the radios will be designed to boost network capacity and coverage, including in rural areas, as well as 5G radios for urban areas.
The IoT is a broad term that defines anything connected as part of a network, capable of both sending and receiving data. The majority of this network is based on sensors, and it’s these devices that will power Energy-as-a-Service. Current energy production focuses on a centralized grid and while it has served us well in the past, decentralized microgrids are emerging to prevent power disruptions, monitor energy usage and even transition into green energy.
As buildings become more connected, complex, and dynamic, there is a growing need for intelligent building technologies that provide data-driven insights to maximize operational efficiency, cut energy waste, and lower overall costs. This paper explores how smart buildings leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new opportunities for information gathering and sharing, and the impact it has on buildings management and operations.
Axis has announced the release of its latest whitepaper, Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security, a detailed study of challenges for smart buildings.
The best smart city initiatives in the world need to “talk” to buildings and local spaces in order to be fully efficient. To simplify, if the vision of smart cities is an operating system for urban areas, it doesn’t make much sense if each building in the city has its own OS, none of which can talk to each other.
Belden has promoted Roel Vestjens, the company’s Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions, to the role Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. In this new role to Belden, Vestjens will continue to report to Belden’s President, CEO, and Chairman John Stroup.
Microsoft’s CTO is bullish on the impact of the industrial edge and its ability to transform industries by ramping up productivity and efficiencies. Edge computing has the potential to transform industries ranging from agriculture to industrial manufacturing and healthcare with its ability to offer real-time data analysis and insight from billions of devices in the field. Schneider Electric research shows only about 15% of companies have deployed Internet of Things technology to support industrial applications – which are a prime driver behind edge computing.
Platinum Tools has launched its new PoE+ 10Gig Shielded RJ45 Field Plug (p/n 106250) which optimizes data throughput to PoE+ powered devices. The new plug is compatible with a wide assortment of large cables with large conductors, the cast-metal shell provides end-to-end shielding from extraneous noise interference in high bandwidth applications.