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 predictions have arrived! Analysts expect the first quarter of 2015 to show a rapid rise in commercial construction. Obviously, this is good news on almost all fronts.

One of my responsibilities over the years has been to field questions from our members and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) to help them find and understand code requirements. I have benefitted from the process as well.

A limited number of low-voltage contractors specialize in the installation of sprinkler systems power and controls. For them, it provides a regular source of revenue that most contractors have bypassed.

Fluke Networks DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer certification tester

A certification tester is the basic instrument for certifying that a building’s structured wiring meets industry standards. At one time, structured wiring referred to a facility’s communications network, but that has changed.

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Movin' On Up
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Your company has just installed a multi-million dollar voice/data/video (VDV) system for either a new or established customer. If the job had been traditional electrical construction, then that would be the end of the project, and the end of your presence at the customer’s facility.

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Woods Inc. Delivers One-stop Shopping in Constitution State
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Peter Lok had a choice when his law office joined the national trend of acquiring network services. His growing law firm of Day, Berry and Howard, LLT, had used Woods Electrical Co.

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Maintaining Fiber Optic Systems
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We all know about maintenance. We know things wear out or get dirty and need replacing or cleaning. This is especially true about cars. We regularly change the oil and filter, rotate the tires, and get the engine tuned up to keep our vehicles running well.

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Gigabit Ethernet Expands into a WAN Technology
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Recently, there has been a surge of interest and activity in using Ethernet as a wide area network (WAN) technology. This is surprising because Ethernet was developed as a local area network (LAN) technology, serving to deliver data between computers within the same building.

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Grab Your Share of Security
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Insiders in the security alarm industry—those installing companies that have been at it successfully for years—are reluctant to share their secrets to success.

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TIA/EIA-568-B Is Finished!
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With the approval of TIA/EIA -568-B.2—Part 2: Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling Components at the March 2001 meeting of TIA, all three standards making up the TIA/EIA-568-B Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard are approved and published.

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Voice/Data/Video Product Focus
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