Ericsson pledges $100M to build smart factory in U.S.

Ericsson plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S. that will produce advanced antenna system radios for 5G deployments in North America. Ericsson’s direct investment is about $100 million, which will kick in during the third quarter of this year, the company told FierceWireless. The Swedish vendor said the radios will be designed to boost network capacity and coverage, including in rural areas, as well as 5G radios for urban areas.

Mixed Mindfulness

When it comes to a cabling infrastructure, not all media and applications are always the same. So for each and every link, it’s important to be aware of what you’re testing—from both a media type and application standpoint. Often customers will determine that they only need Category 5e or Category 6 for some applications and Category 6A for others, or they may realize the need to upgrade some but not all links.

TIA-569-E Telecom Pathways and Spaces standard published

The TIA has published the ANSI/TIA-569-E standard, Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces. The “E” revision supersedes the 569-D standard, which was published in 2015. ANSI/TIA-569-E was developed by the TIA’s TR-42.3 Subcommittee.  Major changes from the previous edition include updated references; incorporation of revised temperature and humidity requirements originally published in ANSI/TIA-569-D-1; and incorporation of additional pathway and space considerations for supporting remote powering over twisted-pair cabling originally published in ANSI/TIA-569-D-2.

Energy-As-A-Service Provides IoT Opportunities for Smart Buildings

The IoT is a broad term that defines anything connected as part of a network, capable of both sending and receiving data. The majority of this network is based on sensors, and it’s these devices that will power Energy-as-a-Service. Current energy production focuses on a centralized grid and while it has served us well in the past, decentralized microgrids are emerging to prevent power disruptions, monitor energy usage and even transition into green energy.

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.