Leveraging Single Pair Ethernet In Building Automation

There are numerous efforts to take Ethernet to the edge devices but network fragmentation has resulted in multiple communication networks coexisting in building automation – heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) applications use Modbus, access control uses BACnet, lighting uses LonWorks and fire safety uses Ethernet. Single Pair Ethernet offers a simplified solution that could support all these devices and offer direct accessibility for the control system, status updates, predictive maintenance, standardized hardware and interoperability across various systems.

Is IO-Link with Single Pair Ethernet the Future?

20 meters. That is the maximum distance between an IO-Link master port and an IO-Link device using a standard prox cable. By using SPE, we gain the Ethernet cable length advantage. So, instead of being limited to 20 meters, your IO-Link cabling could stretch to 100 meters! Imagine the opportunities that opens in industrial applications. It is possible that even longer runs will be achievable.

2021 – The year of the Smart Building

While the workplace will be for ever changed, it is not a matter of “if” but “when” and “how” we will return to “in-person” collaboration. Returning trust to the workplace will take effort. This is where the “smarts” of a smart building comes into play. The same data used to reduce cost by reducing energy use can be further refined beyond just general occupancy to detect density allowing HVAC systems to adjust airflow, humidity, and temperature.

Silica optical fiber integrated with two-dimensional materials: towards opto-electro-mechanical technology

The integration of graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials in optical fibers have stimulated significant advances in all-fiber photonics and optoelectronics. The conventional passive silica fiber devices with 2D materials are empowered for enhancing light-matter interactions and are applied for manipulating light beams in respect of their polarization, phase, intensity and frequency, and even realizing the active photo-electric conversion and electro-optic modulation, which paves a new route to the integrated multifunctional all-fiber optoelectronic system.

Online Event: CONNECT 2021 – Emerging Applications in Data Center & Enterprise Networks

Network connectivity has never been more critical to an organization’s operations than it is today. From boardrooms to courtrooms and from learning centers to data centers, connectivity requirements related to remote working, data streaming, building management and other applications are essential for business continuity. This multi-day online learning opportunity provides the in-depth information ICT professionals need to address today’s challenges and embrace tomorrow’s opportunities.