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.
Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) is a case where less is more: an Ethernet connection with one pair of streamlined wires rather than two or four pairs. This means power and data can digitally […]
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.
The economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected the way the Internet of Things (IoT) will be used in smart…
In episode 11 of the Let’s Connect! Podcast, Erik Fossum Færevaag, Founder and President of Disruptive Technologies, joins host Ken Briodagh to talk about Smart Buildings and Facilities Management. In particular, they look at how the commercial real estate industry needs to evolve with the help of IoT solutions.
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.
Smart cities work because of infrastructure that supports the mass of connected technologies and devices. IoT, autonomous vehicles, consumer-facing applications and back-end processing systems rely on the speed of fiber optic cables connecting to IT infrastructure housed in a data center. This infographic details what it takes to build the infrastructure to support them.
Comprehensive Introduction to MPO/MTP Fiber Cable Parameters and Connection Instructions…
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.