With the shift to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Ethernet-based protocols enabling the collection of more data than ever from traditional OT-based devices and machinery, businesses are rapidly realizing the value of leveraging OT information to make informed business decisions. OT in turn can leverage IT data and analytics to improve productivity and efficiency, and reduce downtime and maintenance.
Unlike IT — which has an abundance of standardized protocols, open source integrations and API hooks for centralized management and control — in-building operational technologies (OT) are not quite as fortunate. This article reviews five issues involved with centrally managing building technologies such as lighting, HVAC, elevators and smart meters to gauge the likelihood that these systems can truly be managed through a single administration and monitoring platform.
As the number of wireless devices, types and use-cases continues to rise, it exposes weaknesses in existing WiFi deployment architectures. Let’s look at four ways modern smart building WiFi deployments can be bolstered to better support the growing wireless needs of today’s smart buildings.
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Expert opinions vary, but many agree that up to 75% of all fiber network problems are caused by contamination of patch cords, adapters, alignment sleeves or transceivers. Dirty endface connectors in particular are a real hazard to modern fiber-optic networks. The higher the light frequency in a network, the greater its sensitivity to contamination. This means that faster 5G networks, which need every milliwatt of power to function flawlessly, are more vulnerable to contamination.
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The MMC, a multi-fiber connector employing a reduced-size 1×16-fiber MT-style ferrule (TMT), improves MPO port density by a factor 3x with very low insertion loss. The new TMT ferrule is now tooled by both US Conec and Fujikura with full intermateability.
In a joint step to advance smart buildings technology, MHT Lighting has formed an alliance with Superior Essex Communications and announced the integration of MHT Lighting’s inspeXtor PoE Light Management software with Superior Essex’s PowerWise line of cable. http://www.cablinginstall.com
Can you use the fiber optic cables and testers you already have? See the lane rate of various fiber cables and get tips on testers that will do the job.
Edge computing a fairly amorphous concept that has been around since the 1990s, but thanks to the pandemic, it has given rise to edge computing’s dark horse: the remote worker…