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. 

Invented in the 1980s at Eastman Kodak, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are composed of a layer of organic material situated between an anode and a cathode and deposited on a substrate.

Silence! Production came to a screeching halt. Except for a few faint alarms in the distance, an eerie quiet fell over a large part of the facility. It was quite an ominous sight to see the emergency lights attempting to penetrate the darkness from the power outage.


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It is becoming increasingly complicated to manage both the physical and digital access security needs of corporate, institutional and government facilities.

In several recent columns, I discussed the process of fiber optic terminations. I examined each step in detail and shared some of the things I have learned from experience and teaching students. As they say, one learns from one’s mistakes.


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Choosing a Pricing Strategy For Your VDV Services
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Successful electrical contracting firms consistently earn higher-than-normal profit margins in the voice/data/video (VDV) market by providing VDV solutions, not just by selling time and material with a markup. Expanding a business paradigm goes beyond expanding its scope of services.

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VDV Support Selection: No Longer an Either/Or Choice
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For voice/data/video (VDV) cabling installations, as with power installations, everyone—including electrical contractor and client—benefits from support systems that are easily installed overhead in a suspended ceiling or under a raised floor and readily accept cable initially and during later addit

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Accurate Loss Testing of Premises Fiber Optic Links
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Premises fiber optic cabling link testing requires precise referencing methods to obtain accurate and valid results. Loss testing for multimode fiber cabling is specified in ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14A. This standard contains two test procedures: Method A and Method B.

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Clean Power for Network Systems
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In this age of fast food, cellular phones, and instant lottery tickets, people want action, and they want it now. So why should power conditioning for computer networks be any different?

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Fiber Standards Enable Low-cost, High-speed Optical Networks
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Welcome to a series of monthly articles focusing on “Premises Cabling Standards and Technology Updates” by Tony Beam, director of global systems marketing for AMP NETCONNECT.

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How Urgent Is E-Commerce for You?
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Tales from the land of construction business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce can be amusing (or depressing). Here are reports from the field to kick off this first monthly E-C column for EC.

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Branding Your Firm in the VDV Market
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Successful electrical contractors have “branded” themselves in the eyes of their customers, which in this context means they have differentiated themselves from competitors in one or more ways.

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