AFL receives CPR certification for data center fiber-optic cables

AFL has received Construction Products Regulation (CPR) certification for certain fiber-optic cables including its Sub-Unitized MicroCore 2.0 and MicroCore 3.0, plus its Ruggedized MicroCore, product lines. CPR, often recognized as “CE marked,” defines minimum cable fire safety standard (EuroClasses) based on installation and type of building. Each country sets its own minimum EuroClass requirements for installation cables.

Webinar: Overcome the Technology Gap in Smart Buildings Adoption

During this free webinar, attendees will gain insights from new research that shows the vast majority of building and security professionals still use outdated and inaccurate methods to account for people during an emergency; to understand visitor location inside the building; and to determine general occupancy. Join us and learn how new technologies can make buildings smarter and improve workplace security. You’ll also learn best practices to improve emergency planning, meet compliance, and optimize resources.

White Paper | Bonded Pair Cable: Driving the Future of Automation

While standard twisted pair technology has improved, over time, gaps within pairs will inevitably develop. Download this free white paper to learn more about Belden’s innovative design to the twisted and bonded pair cable, which ensures you never have to deal with noise interference in your industrial cables, as well as how to accurately specify the right cable for your industrial environment.

Webinar: Winning at the Edge

Watch this webinar from Legrand on demand. Edge is more than just a buzzword, it’s an opportunity. When you hear: Micro Data Center, Mini Data Center, Localized Data Center, Distributed Computing, Regional Data Center – think Edge! This webinar covers Edge Computing and the driving forces behind this movement. It includes real examples of how Legrand is helping our customers win at the Edge. What are these Edge applications? How did we win? And most importantly, how can you win in this space?

Molex opens optical telecom R&D facility in New Jersey

Molex has opened new research and development facility in Bridgewater, NJ. The building completion represents a significant investment by Molex in the future of optical wavelength solutions for telecommunications networks. The state-of-the-art facility features eco-friendly clean rooms and extensive capabilities for designing and prototype manufacturing of optical solutions for the rapidly emerging segment of metro and long-haul telecommunications networks.

Smart security within the intelligent city

For the vision of the smart city to be fully realised, there are challenges that need to be overcome. One of the most pressing is around security. Perhaps the question isn’t whether or not security is a concern, but rather whether or not security is being effectively addressed within the cohesive ecosystem of the smart city, and how this is defined.

Report: Smart Buildings Vulnerable To New Malicious Cyber Attack

Critical internet-connected smart building devices used in countless commercial and industrial properties, have been found to be vulnerable to a new malicious attack, according to cybersecurity researcher Bertin Bervis.The vulnerability exploits the properties in the building automation protocol (Bacnet) which enables technicians and engineers performing monitoring, setup changes and remote control of a wide range of key smart systems that impact temperature control, and other monitoring systems. Bervis analyzed several building automation devices with built-in web applications for remote monitoring and control.

The Beyondtech Guide for Fiber Optics Testing (PART II): Insertion Los

Insertion loss is the ratio of received to inserted signal power at the end of a cable and is dominated by the cable’s attenuation. Measuring Insertion Loss per TIA-568B helps you determine whether a cable’s transmitting capacity has been compromised by poor installation practices such as an inadequate polished or dirty connector or a cable that was installed to go around a corner that didn’t meet the minimum bend radius.