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. 

The evolution of data center technology is outpacing changes in nearly every kind of commercial building, making the data center installation and service market lucrative. However, it comes with plenty of challenges.

Last month, we looked at how dark fiber is tested to determine its capability of supporting newer, faster transmission networks. Once dark fiber has been tested and its usability confirmed, communications systems can be connected.


Some cabling industry stakeholders predict the imminent death of copper cabling, while others disagree. However, most agree that fiber optical networks are taking a large bite out of the new network market.


This month, we honor perhaps the most notable person in the history of the power quality (PQ) industry, often called the father of PQ monitoring: Abraham I. Dranetz. Some of us knew him as Abe, and others knew him as Mr. Dranetz.

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Save Time and Money on Structured Cabling Systems
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The practice of installing cabling systems for a specific application or each new application is outdated.

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A Surviving Dot-Com Mutates
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SmartElectrical.com—the only operational site of the SmartContractor.com “stable”—has changed dramatically since its founding. What’s impressive is SmartElectrical.com’s adaptation to the prevailing environment.

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'Numbers Game' Is Putting the Industry in a Vise
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(For referenced charts, graphs and tables, please refer to the January issue of Electrical Contractor).

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Wire and Cable Management Solutions Suit Any Field Condition
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Cable management for voice/data/video (VDV) is a very important element in an infrastructure and belongs just about everywhere there is cable to be laid.

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Termination Processes Decide Costs
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Last month’s fiber optics column focused on estimating. This month’s column targets a small but important part of installation costs: fiber optic cable termination.

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Get a Hold (Up) on Bank Security
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Financial institutions, bank branches, and a variety of other lending organizations generally have one thing in common—money. And, that money sometimes has to be protected from unscrupulous persons who might want to grab what’s not legally theirs.

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TIA to Address Cabling Needs of Internet Data Centers
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At its June 2001 meeting, the TelecOMMunications Industry Association (TIA) Engineering Committee TIA TR-42 approved formation of a new working group, TR-42.1.1, for network distribution nodes.

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