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RECALL: Monoprice Cat 6 bulk CMR cables due to fire hazard

September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020 – The U.S. CPSC announced a voluntary recall involving Monoprice Cat 6 ethernet bulk CMR communications cable. While designed to prevent fires from spreading between floors through risers and vertical shafts, the cables do not meet the

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Fluke invests in Everactive to expand IIoT monitoring solutions

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020 – Fluke Corp. (a Fortive Corp. business) announced it led an investment in Everactive, a technology company that sells “category-defining” batteryless, wireless industrial internet of things solutions. Everactive will raise up to $35 million as part of

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Start nominating for the 2020 Digie Awards

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020 – Nominations are now open for the 2020 Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation (a.k.a. Digie) Awards, which have been presented by Realcomm/IBcon since 1999 to recognize outstanding companies, real estate projects, technologies and the next generation of

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Itron recognized for IoT-based wastewater monitoring solution

August 29, 2020

August 29, 2020 – Itron Inc. received a 2020 Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World in recognition of an IoT-based wastewater monitoring solution utilizes Itron’s multi-purpose industrial IoT network and connected wastewater sensors to identify conditions that

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Circa expanding into IoT space with Teletics acquisition

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020 – Circa Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer of equipment for the telecom, electrical utility and construction industries, has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Teletics Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of wireless voice and

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Delta Controls lands 2020 Global Company of the Year Award

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 – Today, Frost & Sullivan recognized Delta Controls Inc. with its 2020 Global Company of the Year Award, based on its recent analysis of the global building automation systems (BAS) market. “Its development and convergence of technologies,

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Leviton acquiring Berk-Tek from Nexans in $202 million US deal

July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020 – Nexans announced it is selling Berk-Tek—a manufacturer of local area network copper and fiber cables—to Leviton, in a deal valued at $202 million US. “Berk-Tek is a highly respected North American cabling company with exceptional manufacturing

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The pull and push of cabling work: Who should install cabling for PoE applications?

June 24, 2020

“Electricians were the natural choice to receive this training in those early days, but over time, other training avenues became available.”

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A smart platform for wireless lighting controls: Bluetooth mesh

June 24, 2020

The open and secure nature of the Bluetooth mesh standard provides a reliable alternative to single-vendor systems.

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Addressing cybersecurity risks in the age of IoT transformation

June 24, 2020

Cybersecurity is a continuous journey; just as standards evolve, so do the methods attackers use to penetrate our defences.