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Smart cable for smart buildings

March 19, 2020

  By Carol Oliver   The terms “smart” or “intelligent” are synonymous when referring to designing today and tomorrow’s commercial buildings. A smart or intelligent building incorporates ICT-based systems, services and technology to reduce operating costs, optimally utilize space, and improve

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Self-isolation during COVID-19 causes internet infrastructure demand to rise

March 19, 2020

With millions bound to their homes due to the pandemic, people are moving most of their activities to the digital space, which has tremendously increased global usage of the internet network.

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Meeting stadium cabling challenges

January 29, 2020

By Carol Everett Oliver This season, sports fans are focusing on football playoffs, bowl games and championships. High on their list are game tickets, travel plans and hopeful celebrations. Far from their minds are the intricacies of how the games

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Smart buildings and automation in smart cities

January 22, 2020

By Gregory Miller Currently, around 55 per cent of the world’s 7.7 billion inhabitants live in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050, this figure will rise to 68 per cent, adding another 2.5 billion people to our

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Increasing efficiency in existing fiber networks

January 6, 2020

Digital communications are an important part of the day-to-day lives of many. As they evolve, the infrastructure that supports them has remained stagnant, resulting in a need for more efficient networks. In a recent whitepaper from Cailabs, Is your network

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Upgrading lighting to impactfully lower emissions

December 12, 2019

By Luis Ramirez   Sustainability is a top priority for companies of all sizes, and today nearly 600 worldwide have formally adopted ambitious science-based targets for lowering emissions. Reducing environmental impact and conserving natural resources aren’t just good publicity, they’re

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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

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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