One of the most read pages in FOA’s online guide is the page of fiber optic color codes, which is not unexpected since it’s something every fiber optic tech has to deal with daily. The Fiber Optic Association has created a downloadable PDF file that technicians can print on their color printer, or store on their smartphone!
new live webinar taking place on July 13, 2023 that will feature expert speakers who will share insights on how industry leaders prepare for internet expansion and learn practical strategies to address the challenges states and operators face in utilizing BEAD funds.
The transformation from traditional structures to smart buildings is fundamentally reshaping the domain of facilities management. They provide a 360-degree view of the building’s operations, aiding in predictive maintenance, standards compliance, enhancing occupant experience, and improving sustainability. However, with all its promising benefits, the question arises — are smart buildings a boon or a bane for facilities management?
Ethernet celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This article covers the rich history of Ethernet and what lies ahead with this ubiquitous technology.
Just as using a ‘codified and universal’ language enables the seamless exchange of ideas between people, in the manufacturing and cable industry, this is precisely what single-pair Ethernet (#SPE) does for the automation systems in industries. It allows for continuous real-time data transfer right up to the field level and helps bridge long distances in large plants like chemical industries.
Single Pair Ethernet is a relatively new promising technology that offers industrial design engineers considerable flexibility and advantages over traditional Ethernet, including simplified installations over longer distances and reduced cost and weight. SPE is designed for OT applications where standard Ethernet is no longer practical or cost-effective. SPE adoption is expected to increase in the coming years as the demand for low-cost, low-weight, and low-complexity IIoT, IoT, and automotive applications continues to increase.
The next generation of facilities workers are coming, and managers need to prepare themselves for the future of hiring. Most young people today have a much stronger adaptability to new technology, software and apps than the folks who are retiring.
Early adopters in academia, manufacturing, and the military have chosen private 5G for its bandwidth, propagation features, and reliability.
The Internet of Things significantly stirs up interest in the topic of edge computing in recent years. The fact is that edge computing has high hopes for unleashing the potential of ever-increasing volume of data that is produced by IoT devices. By 2025, this volume is expected to reach a whopping 73.1 ZB, but to extract value from it, data flows respectively need to be competently allocated, managed, and analyzed. Edge devices might be helpful here.
This article explains which environments require edge computing, which cases of IoT + edge tandem are the most promising, and how to distribute working loads competently over the IoT ecosystem.
A data center may look like, well, nothing from the outside – big, boxy, gray, inconspicuous. But inside, it’s a hub for ALL our information. Deposit a check on your banking app? It’s stored in a data center. Send a pic of your grandma to the cloud? It’s in the data center. Tweet? Yep, same place. As miraculous as that is, data centers have a problem: they need to meet booming bandwidth demand.