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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.

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Wesco completes $4.5-billion merger with Anixter

June 24, 2020

  June 23, 2020 – Wesco International Inc. has completed its merger with Anixter International Inc., which we reported mid-January. Anixter is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Wesco, and its shares ceased trading prior to the market open on

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Bill 25 aims to stamp out metal theft in Alberta

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 – Alberta says it is taking action to crack down on metal theft by making it more difficult for criminals to sell stolen materials, and imposing tougher penalties on those who do. “The theft of copper wire

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Network outages cost 2/5 of U.S. firms more than $1 million annually

June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 – More than half of senior IT decision-makers and network managers globally say they have had four or more network outages lasting more than 30 minutes in the past year, with outages costing half of the surveyed

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$57 million for Ontario small businesses to support their digital transformation

June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 – In partnership with the feds, the Ontario government aims to help small businesses reach more customers through the Digital Main Street platform—a $57-million program with the goal of helping up to 22,900 Ontario businesses create and

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Ontario boosting broadband and cell service for rural communities

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 – Ontario is investing $150 million in “reliable” broadband and cellular service in rural and remote areas of the province. This initiative is part of the province’s $315-million initiative “Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action

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Siemens workplace distancing solutions help manage new norm for manufacturing

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 – Combining hardware and software, Siemens says it has created a solution that enables manufacturers to model how employees interact with each other, the production line and plant design. This solution also enables organizations to build an