As part of the development of the low-voltage lighting power-grid system, coverage and acceptance of the new system within the standards community becomes paramount, since this product is new and innovative.
George Bernard Shaw said, “The problem with communication ... is the illusion that it has been accomplished.” Shaw’s feelings aside, those in the fire alarm system installation business now find themselves knee-deep in new communications systems installations.
Home automation is where the worlds of information technology (IT) professionals and electrical contractors come together. They have a lot to teach each other, and they can have great success when they work together.
Do your customers prefer a traditional or converged approach to their building automation infrastructure? Does your toolkit include an understanding of standards-based wireless platforms? Is interoperability a growing part of your vocabulary?
The majority of premises fiber optic cables use multimode fiber. Many of these cables are backbone cables for high-speed local area networks or data centers, which operate at 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) or higher.
“Can you hear me now?” That question, posed in popular cell phone advertisements, is a humorous touchstone for a generation whose ability to communicate wirelessly is dependent on network coverage. Nothing means mobility more than wireless, and wireless is only as good as its network coverage.
I recently spent two days at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Existing Buildings in Urban Areas conference. The theme was very clear: a key to developing a sustainable future is to reduce the energy used by existing buildings.
The information technology (IT) industry is responsible for approximately 2 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and data centers are the fastest growing part of that footprint, according to Pike Research.
According to a report on www.researchandmarkets.com, the emerging global lighting technologies market is expected to be worth $109.2 billion by 2014 and is growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1 percent from 2009 to 2014.
Sustainable design depends on a comprehensive understanding of a building’s siting and systems, so it seems reasonable to assume a more integrated design and construction process could play a role in project success. But with certification to the U.S.