Category: White Paper

White Paper: Get Connected: Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things

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.

White Paper: Test Considerations for PoE Deployment

PoE technologies are a critical component to Smart Buildings. Deploying these sophisticated systems can be a daunting task, which is why it is important to understand testing considerations that certify the physical infrastructure meets IEEE, ANSI and TIA standards. This paper provides a standards update across all technologies as well as examples of testing configuration, tests that should be run, gotchas to watch out for, and how to interpret test results.

White Paper: Make the Office Space Part of your Team

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.

Whitepaper: Smart start for Smart Buildings | Whitepapers | Siemens

Each day that is not spent converting to smart buildings is a day in which valuable financial and environmental resources have been, in effect, wasted. A global qualitative study by Siemens estimates the potential for “self-financing” smart building conversion across 13 countries in commercial buildings, government buildings and hospitals. Using private sector finance solutions known as “Smart Buildings as a Service”, buildings owners can harness savings gained from smart upgrades and then deploy those savings to facilitate self-financing style investment.

White Paper – Get Connected: Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things

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.

White Paper: Next Generation of Fiber Optic Loose Tube Cable

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.

White Paper: 400G Optical Interface Standards »

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).