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Smart Cities: What are they talking about?

We’ve been talking about smart buildings for 20+ years. And while that concept continues to evolve, another version is coming at us fast. Smart, connected cities will provide more services and efficiencies faster than previously imaginable. Fiber optic cables connecting metro cells, WiFi, 5G to HD cameras, sensors and other devices will support the growth…

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Five Industry Trends

Can you believe that it’s May already? The year has been flying for us, and it sounds like we’re not alone. This month, I’d like to take a moment to share some of the trends we’re observing. Perhaps you’re seeing them too. In addition, I’d love to hear what trends you’re seeing so please email…

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Single-Pair Ethernet

I know I’m going to sound like a grandpa here (I am one, by the way), but I still remember having to solder wires into an RS-232 25 pin connector in order to create a special pin-out for a client’s new machine. Once you got the hang of it, it went smoothly. But nowhere near…

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Power over Ethernet Standards Update

There’s been a lot of buzz on POE/POE+ and the anticipated standards release of latest PoE versions. While we’re still waiting for the standard updates… Lighting manufacturers are beginning to release network connected (PoE) fixtures and systems which promise to change our illuminated world. Take a look at these two examples: Hubbell POE Lighting [here’s…

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Can You Afford Not to Use a Prefab Solution?

Continuing with our quest to help you improve your profits by reducing field labor costs we ask: “How long does it take to build a rack?” The answer is likely 15 minutes. How about if we asked: “How much does it take to install a ground bus bar on a rack?” You’d probably say five…

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