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Meeting high-power PoE at longer distances

December 2, 2019

By Carol Oliver It’s been a year since high-power PoE was defined and ratified by IEEE 802.3bt. So, what has changed in the low-voltage industry and what are the challenges for system designers and contractors when selecting and installing cables

Feature Lighting

Wellness support at work no longer considered optional: study

November 29, 2019

View Inc. recently announced the results of a survey of Canadian workers, conducted in collaboration with Future Workplace on workplace wellness in Canada and the United States. The study found that the new demographic composition of workforces is requiring employers

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Q & A with Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights with Fortinet

November 29, 2019

Earlier this year, Fortinet, a California-based global provider of network security appliances, published results of a global survey of chief information and security officers which revealed that IoT is now the second-most concerning mode of cyberattack. We spoke with Fortinet’s

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Schneider Electric and ThoughtWire partner to create smarter hospitals

October 31, 2019

Schneider Electric and ThoughtWire have formed a strategic partnership to create smarter digital hospitals. The partnership addresses what can be significant roadblocks to becoming a patient-centric digital hospital. Currently, most healthcare facilities are operated in silos with fragmented information available

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Focal Point hires two new members to product management team

October 29, 2019

Focal Point LLC, an architectural lighting and acoustic solutions manufacturer, has expanded its product management team with the addition of Ali Qureshi, senior product manager – downlights and cylinders, and Shavonna Warren, associate product manager. Qureshi joins Focal Point with

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Connectrac acquired by Legrand, North and Central America

October 23, 2019

Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA) has acquired Connectrac, a developer of flexible floor-based cable management solutions that deliver power, data and communications to commercial interior applications. LNCA says adding Connectrac to its portfolio will allow the company to reach

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Canadian firms launch first German Technology Day

October 10, 2019

Eplan, Pilz, Rittal and Wago, all companies in the automation and advanced manufacturing space, are launching Canada’s first-ever German Technology Day.

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Toronto’s University Health Network labs add intelligent ventilation

July 18, 2019

The hospital labs installed Aircuity platforms to monitor indoor air quality and inform the building’s ventilation controls to provide optimal airflow levels.

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Sight Seeing

June 28, 2019

New research conducted at a downtown Toronto office tower reveals wellness benefits of natural daylight and outdoor views.

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Extending Fiber’s Reach

June 28, 2019

For us, the smart building begins with the central nervous system, and if the passive optical network is the central nervous system, it allows for higher levels of connectivity and performance.