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Reliable Controls forms distribution partnership with Ad Hoc Electronics

January 22, 2020

Reliable Controls Corporation has announced a distribution partnership with Ad Hoc Electronics, manufacturer of Illumra controls. Ad Hoc Electronics is a wireless control solutions provider with products that are complementary to HVAC and lighting controls. Based on EnOcean technology, Illumra

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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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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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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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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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BICSI signs MOU with Facility Guidelines Institute

November 4, 2019

BICSI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI). FGI develops guidelines for the planning, design and construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities and residential health, care and support facilities. The MOU aims to promote mutual

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Eaton broadcast examines cyber threats amid growing connectivity

November 4, 2019

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, Eaton recently launched its latest Current Thinking broadcast examining emerging cyber threats amid growing connectivity. The broadcast, “A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity,” launched on Oct. 29 and featured experts

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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

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Connectrac acquired by Legrand, North and Central America

October 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