Meeting high-power PoE at longer distancesDecember 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…
Wellness support at work no longer considered optional: studyNovember 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…
Q & A with Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights with FortinetNovember 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…
Schneider Electric and ThoughtWire partner to create smarter hospitalsOctober 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…
Focal Point hires two new members to product management teamOctober 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…
Connectrac acquired by Legrand, North and Central AmericaOctober 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…
Canadian firms launch first German Technology DayOctober 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.
Toronto’s University Health Network labs add intelligent ventilationJuly 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.
Sight SeeingJune 28, 2019
New research conducted at a downtown Toronto office tower reveals wellness benefits of natural daylight and outdoor views.
Extending Fiber’s ReachJune 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.