Webinar: The 5G Future – Assessing the Landscape In-Building Communications

The next generation of wireless – 5G, CBRS, Wi-Fi 6 and BLE – is on the horizon. Increased speeds, low latency, and reduced congestion on mobile networks will revolutionize the way we use an ever-increasing number of IoT devices and design in-building communication infrastructures. 5G and CBRS are technologies providing cellular service, WI-FI 6 is a short-range wireless access technology, and BLE is a wireless personal area network designed especially for short-range communication – all technologies are complementary and will each support different use cases in the built environment. This webinar will provide an overview of the different technologies and discuss how they will work together to provide enhanced mobility, capacity and data rates. First generation use cases in the real estate industry will be presented.

Webinar: Network Performance Beyond 100 Meters: Evaluating the Limits of Category Cabling

In a perfect world, all network devices would be located within the standard 100-meter run length, But design and budget constraints don’t always allow for that, and there are instances when data transmission does need to exceed 100 meters. Lately, there has been quite a bit of attention surrounding cable products that claim to support data and Power over Ethernet (PoE) to distances far beyond the standard length. Do they merit the attention, and do they represent good network design practices?

Why Smart Buildings Are Vulnerable To Hackers

A smart building may contain many Building Automation Systems, which share information and control various aspects of the environment. Striking a balance between connectivity between devices and safeguarding data from leaks or hacks is a big challenge. In a network of dozens or hundreds of sensors, there are numerous opportunities for attackers to break into a system.
Specific threats include malware, which can be used to take control of a computer system that controls automated systems, spyware, phishing scams, and worms. Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky says that at least 40% of smart buildings are at risk of attack.

The Future Of 5G May Be Bright, But Is It Secure?

The standardization that 5G brings is good for interoperability, but if implemented poorly, presents a greater cyber risk to future cities. 5G will replace not just legacy cellular standards, but a multitude of other wireless and wired communication standards and therefore its scope will cover personal use, business operations, transportation and smart city infrastructure. This, together with its support for dense IoT networks – which could potentially have over 1 million devices per square kilometre – means an exponential increase in the attack surface and exposure to cyber attacks on an unprecedented scale.

Tech for the Twenties

As we transition into a new decade, technological advancement is set to continue riding the Moore’s curve. Which means more technology in a given span of time than in any previous era. With the twin engines of evolution and adoption of technology on overdrive, there has been a sharp reduction in the time to bridge the technological divide. Technology has quickly engulfed almost every sphere of human activity. And yet, the question uppermost on everyone’s mind is: What’s next?