Cool Tools: PoE Testers

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology allows electrical power for lighting, HVAC and security systems to flow over an Ethernet cable rather than standard electrical wiring. #PoE simplifies cabling because only one cable is needed to provide electrical power and other applications to devices in a local area network (LAN) system.

Reduce IoT Cybersecurity Risks with Standards

Widespread IoT adoption creates more entry points into corporate networks, inherently expanding the cyberattack surface. Due to their specialized nature and limited computational ability, IoT devices are highly vulnerable, which hampers the integration of adequate security measures. To help protect networks, TIA published the first-ever global Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Security Standard (SCS 9001), to verify that networks and their supporting hardware and software components and subcomponents meet critical security benchmarks to mitigate the risk of cybersecurity attacks. 

Online seminar addresses multifiber connectivity

Now available on demand. This one hour webinar covers multifiber connectivity with a specific focus on data center networks. Jennifer Cline (US Conec) will address VSS Multi-Fiber Connectivity; Ken Hall (CommScope) will present on Designing a Dynamic Data Center Fiber-optic Network; and Jim Davis (Fluke Networks) will discuss Testing Tools & Techniques for Multi-Fiber Cabling Systems.

The Impact Of Smart Buildings On Facilities Management

The transformation from traditional structures to smart buildings is reshaping the domain of facilities management. With a projection of 150%+ increase in the number of smart buildings worldwide, climbing from 45 million to 115 million in just five years, the impact of this shift is bound to be significant. Smart buildings provide a 360-degree view of a building’s operations, aiding in predictive maintenance, standards compliance, enhancing occupant experience and improving sustainability. However, the question remains: Are smart buildings a boon or a bane for facilities management?.

TIA TR-60.TSB The Gateway To Outcome-Based Infrastructure Management

As the TIA TR-60 ICT Lifecycle Management Standards are introduced into IT and ICT workstreams, this new Day 2 thinking may not be intuitive to some professionals in areas like HR, Governance, Supply Chain and Security. This webinar, presented by Jerry Bowman TR-60 Chair and David Cuthbertson TR-60.B Subcommittee Chair will introduce the listener to some of the business problems that TR-60 will solve, and provide guidance on the use case for the thirty (30) standards as they’re released. The webinar will also provide some examples of the planned TR-60 technology management benchmarking system to allow technology stakeholders to set performance objectives and measure achievement of them. Benchmarking is vital to finding areas of opportunity to monitor, improve and empower every internal and outsourced IT department resulting in the right processes and overall productivity, which all drive revenue. The TR-60 TSB webinar will introduce the concepts, desired outcomes and some early prescriptive guidance on how to use TR-60 to achieve them. #supplychainmanagement #TR-60 #TIAstandards #ITgovernance

Bridging the digital divide faces a workforce challenge

Market forces and once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunities are driving the deployment of fiber broadband nationwide. In early 2020, the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) allocated $20.4 billion in funding over ten years to support developing broadband networks in rural communities. Then on November 15, 2021, the Biden Administration signed the significant $65 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, including the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program that sets aside more than $42 billion for constructing these networks with a priority on covering unserved and underserved locations.
Despite demand and funding, the industry faces a lack of skilled labor that threatens to slow rollouts and adversely impact fiber network performance and reliability. Read the full article at: