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It’s official! Wesco is acquiring Anixter in US$4.5-billion deal

January 14, 2020

“The transformational combination of Wesco and Anixter will create a premier electrical and data communications distribution and supply chain services company.”

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Marie-Eve Poulin joins Dura-Line Canada’s sales team

January 9, 2020

Marie-Eve Poulin is the newest addition to Dura-Line Canada’s sales team, and will start in her new role on Jan. 20, 2020. Marie brings extensive experience in the Canadian telecommunications and conduit industry from both a sales and end user

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Wesco submits revised proposal to acquire Anixter for $97/share

January 8, 2020

Wesco International, a provider of electrical, industrial and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, advanced supply chain management and logistics services, has submitted a revised proposal to the board of directors of Anixter International to acquire the company for

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Security and Safety Things to launch open IoT ecosystem for security cameras

January 8, 2020

As a partner in the Bosch booth (booth #12401) at CES, Security and Safety Things GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, is demonstrating an open IoT ecosystem for security cameras that enables innovative applications, combining artificial intelligence and

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Industry working group formed to develop open standard for smart home device connectivity

January 6, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Google and the Zigbee Alliance have joined forces on a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a

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Crosslake Fibre’s Toronto-New York network is live

January 2, 2020

Crosslake Fibre recently announced that the first new fiber-optic cable connecting Toronto and New York in almost two decades was complete, and had entered commercial service. The diverse, ultra-low latency route connects Toronto’s largest carrier hotels, Equinix TR2 at 45

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Deadline nears for IEEE World Forum paper submissions

December 16, 2019

The IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) is now accepting Late Breaking News papers. The IEEE WF-IoT 2020 technical program will include oral and poster sessions, student paper contest, MSc/PhD Forum, demo sessions, special sessions and

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John H. Daniels named BICSI’s executive director and CEO

December 13, 2019

BICSI’s Board of Directors have announced that they have selected John H. Daniels as the association’s new executive director and CEO, effective January 1, 2020. “BICSI and the ICT industry is approaching a time of growth and opportunity,” said BICSI president-elect Todd

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Ikea becomes latest member of Zigbee Alliance Board

December 13, 2019

The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Ikea has joined its Board of Directors. The decision solidifies Ikea’s commitment to universal open

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Acuity Brands acquires LocusLabs Inc.

November 29, 2019

Acuity Brands has acquired LocusLabs Inc., an indoor mapping and location platform. The LocusLabs software platform supports navigation apps on mobile devices, web browsers and digital displays in airport, event centres, multi-floor office buildings and campuses. Users of the app