Systems

 

 

Integrated electrical and low-voltage systems of all types—inside and outside a building—encompass the range of work that electrical contractors do. The articles in this section highlight different types of work, from security, fire and life safety, to traditional electrical power and distribution, to lighting, cabling and more. 

Certified Multi-Media Solutions, Farmingdale, N.Y., is a low-voltage contractor that has been in business since 2005.

Throughout my career, I have found contractors that attempt to perform fire alarm system installations by the seat of their pants. A contractor typically has grown up in the industry with some valuable training resources.

Fluke Networks' DSX-8000 cable analyzer and accessories

Structured wiring technicians carry their own tools for everyday work, but the companies that employ them often find it practical and economical to rent high-end network-testing equipment. Specialty rental companies carry broad selections of network and electrical testers.


How often does something go wrong on a project? I bet your answer is, “Too often.” Of course, when this happens, it erodes profitability.


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Near- and Real-Time IP Systems

Which installation fits your needs? Internet protocol (IP) continues to drive business, bringing new terms to the industry. “Real-time IP” is one term that isn’t necessarily new, but continues to cause electrical contractors quite a bit of confusion.


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Padre Island Power Project to Provide Clean Energy to Texas

  Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, recently announced development details of the state’s second offshore wind farm at the Padre Island National Seashore.


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Wi-Fi Tops iPod and Home Phone

THE WI-FI ALLIANCE, in conjunction with Kelton Research, has found that Wi-Fi is demonstrating increased momentum as an integral part of leisure and work activities. According to a new nationwide survey on consumer perceptions of Wi-Fi technology, the Wi-Fi lifestyle has reached iPod popularity.


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A Contractor's Guide to RFID

What it can do for your bottom line  


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VoIP Lockdown

A secure connection is needed for voice over Internet protocol success


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Wi-Fi Adoption Gains Momentum in China, VoIP Exports to Top 22 Million

THE ENTERPRISE MARKET FROM WI-FI technology in China is expected to increase fourfold over the next three years, with a 45 percent annual growth rate for the market as a whole, according to a new white paper sponsored by the Wi-Fi Alliance.


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