Category: Structured Cabling News

Webinar: The Value Smart Buildings bring Occupants, Operators and Owners

Smart Building technology is not just about gaining some efficiency in operation or reducing energy usage – it’s about shifting the way you think about the value a building can provide. 
With the world changing at a rapid pace, how do you streamline the Smart Building procurement process? How do you ensure you make the right choices today, that will not only help to future proof your assets, but instill confidence in occupants, operators and owners? Join our panel of industry experts as we take a deeper dive into the value Smart Buildings bring Occupants, Operators and Owners.

How to Design for 5G > ENGINEERING.com

5G, the fifth-generation cellular network, will be a key enabler of many emerging technologies. Smart cities, smart factories, autonomous vehicles and many other tech targets will all depend on 5G. But as wonderful as it will be, 5G comes with a whole slew of design challenges. Industry veteran Fram Akiki explains the benefits and design challenges of 5G.

Webinar: Passive Optical LAN 102: Beyond the Basics

What do you do after implementing a passive optical LAN in your building … now what? The possibilities are many! In this webinar you’ll learn how to take your network “Beyond the Basics” including topics such as: Managing and planning a converged fiber; Power infrastructure best practices; Options for applications at the edge; Explore overlaying cellular solutions; and How A/V can be easily incorporated.

Cabling for the next wave of enterprise wireless

Twenty years ago, first-generation wireless wasn’t considered a necessity. But the technology has evolved to a point where a robust wireless network is mandatory in many building locations, and it’s as crucial to a healthy enterprise as computers and smartphones. Organizations in a variety of sectors have seen a dramatic increase in the network speeds required to operate effectively. These organizations include office environments, manufacturing facilities, schools and campuses, and hospitals.

China’s fast 5G rollout is widening its digital divide

China might be crushing it in 5G, but the rapid rollout is also widening its digital divide. According to the latest MIIT figures, Chinese operators have deployed 480,000 5G base stations – that’s at least twice as much as the rest of the world combined.
But these base stations serve a tiny proportion of potential users. Shenzhen has 45,000, Beijing 44,000 and Shanghai 56,000. In other words, 30% of China’s base station population serves 4% of its human population.

Webinar: Single Pair Ethernet Standards Update, Use Cases and Applications

Single Pair Ethernet is poised to enable a new class of low power devices that will facilitate networking and powering the billions of endpoint sensors forecasted by the year 2022. The SPE standards provide endpoint sensors with a unifying communication protocol and a common networking infrastructure extending the cost-effectiveness and plug-and-play simplicity of Ethernet. Endpoint sensor technology and use cases are evolving rapidly in industrial/process, building automation, data centers as well as to support “Intelligent Building” technologies; IoT infrastructure. TIA’s TR-42 committee is developing single pair telecommunication standards for single pair infrastructure topologies, cabling, and field testing.

Webinar: VIAVI Solutions YouTube LIVE Ethernet Basics

VIAVI Solutions is hosting a live Ethernet Basics session presented by System Engineers, Dave Baker and Peter Desmarais. Attendees will learn Ethernet technology basics including line rates (10M to 400G), types of pluggable optics, link establishment processes, frame structures, key performance indicators, and best practices to test connectivity and service activation. The presentation will include tips and tricks for novices as well as experts.

Webinar: To the Edge and Back

This webinar gives data center managers some key cabling strategies to manage multiple waves of 5G — helping ensure next-generation coverage for billions of devices. Topics include the three phases of 5G deployment, data processing at the edge to reduce latency, and centralized data centers to support the workloads generated by 5G.