The world of smart building technology is uniquely positioned to benefit from IoT. But, how can organizations – whether they’re large multi-national entities or small to medium-sized businesses – best integrate IoT to deliver significant transformation over time?
The following smart building IoT best practices should be taken into consideration: 1) Start small. Test IoT in your building before expanding. 2) Build a solid plan 3) Include all stakeholders.
This business and technical white paper from Panduit explores data center fiber optic networking infrastructure requirements needed to meet current and future demands for data volumes and data rates. It covers how 200Gigabit (Gbps) and 400Gbps Ethernet (GE) fiber optic technologies evolved and how they should advance to 800GE and 1.6TE.
Opto 22 has released a new white paper, entitled Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers, which discusses how controls engineers can meet today’s demands for obtaining, using and sharing data.The white paper focuses on three main communication challenges: complexity, security, and expense
The evolutionary path of outside plant (OSP) fiber optic loose tube cables with the standard 600-lb load rating is leading to higher-fiber-density cables with smaller diameters and lighter weights. With advancements in manufacturing technologies, improved materials, and development of bend-insensitive optical fibers, AFL has developed the next-generation of high-performance 600-lb rated micro-loose tube cable for the communications cabling infrastructure market. This paper will review some of the money-saving attributes related to this new, more compact OSP micro-loose tube cable by comparing the AFL OSP MicroCore® LMHD-Series Fiber Optic Cable to larger, traditional loose tube cables.
The continuous increase in bandwidth demand is rapidly pushing cloud data centers and network operators to significantly increase their data traffic capacity. The deployment of 400G Ethernet which is expected to start in the 2019/2020 timeframe will play a key role in this effort, and as with past network upgrades it requires the creation of a multi-sourced interoperable optical ecosystem. Various types of 400G Ethernet (“client-side”) optical interfaces have been or are being in the process of being standardized by the IEEE and MSAs. They include single-mode and multimode options, as well as interfaces running over parallel optics or over duplex optics (using WDM technology).
This white paper breaks down the ‘who, what, why and how’ of smart buildings, discussing how to connect buildings, what to consider for sensors, infrastructure, process, real-life case studies, and what the future of smart buildings looks like.
Can your infrastructure support the upgrade to next-gen #PON? Make sure you have the right testing technology for the job. With gigabit broadband now becoming a bare essential, as well as the […]
The deployment of 5G and the improvements it delivers in the areas of data throughput, edge computing, ultra-low latency, and efficiency is now imminent. While the investment case for 3G and 4G […]
Data center cable management is often considered a problem reserved for network engineering teams, but bad cable design can wreak havoc across your entire enterprise. More organizations are recognizing the importance of […]
Use of Multi-Fiber connectors such as MPO continues to grow, the testing challenges for technicians also grows. While the test criteria remain the same as for single fiber, there are some unique […]