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First PEER Associates for Deerns

Dutch engineering firm Deerns has welcomed its fir two PEER Associates: Peter Buurman and Rogier Crooijmans. PEER is a new USGBC certification system and is an extension of LEED for buildings.

Clik-Nut Eliminates the Installation Challenges of Traditional Cage Nuts

The new Clik-Nut Hardware Kit for rack mounted equipment in data centres by Chatsworth Products (CPI) addresses the challenges of installing and removing traditional cage nuts. The patent-pending, squeeze-and-release design eliminates the need for tools, resulting in easier and faster installation.

Huawei Launches Safe City Integrated Communication Platform

Earlier this month Huawei officially unveiled its Integrated Communication Platform (ICP) at Huawei Connect 2016 in Shanghai. The platform is a new addition to Huawei’s range of Safe City solutions featuring extensive connectivity and high visibility.

IBC Makes IP Interoperability a Reality with Dedicated Demonstration Zone

The transition to IP is one of the biggest challenges facing broadcasters and media companies today, with fears over limited inter-working and a lack of recognised standards the most common brake on progress. IBC is set to demonstrate practical and proven interoperability with an exciting new demonstration area launching at this year’s show.

CCCA Launches 2017 NFPA Codes & Standards

The US National Fire Protection Association has just published the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), along with NFPA 75, Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment. Several changes are important to the communications cable industry.

ASHRAE Announces 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas

ASHRAE has announced its 2017 Winter Conference and AHR Expo taking place in Las Vegas.

10.4 millimetres are enough: FTTx outdoor cable with 288 fibres from Datwyler

Datwyler Cabling Solutions has added a product with 288 fibres (G.652.D) in stranded loose tubes (12×24) to the “FO Outdoor wbKT S-Micro” fibre optic cable family. The diameter of this FTTx outdoor cable is only 10.4 mm. This is an ideal size for blowing into microducts of 12 mm or more internal diameter. 

IHSE introduces 100 Mbit/s USB 2.0 upgrade module

IHSE extends the successful Draco vario KVM extender series with a new USB 2.0 module, enabling signal extension of up to four USB 2.0 devices within the KVM data stream at high speed, without additional cables.

New EkkoAir thermal monitoring solution is world’s first IoT system used to measure data centre cooling loads in real-time

Data centre thermal risk expert EkkoSense has launched EkkoAir – the world’s first IoT monitoring solution to track data centre cooling loads in real-time. EkkoAir, which can be simply fitted to any cooling unit in moments, wirelessly allows operators to monitor thermal instabilities right across the data centre, enabling them for the first time to balance thermal profiles so that only those cooling units that need to be working are actually active. By concentrating on actual cooling duty information, EkkoSense estimates that data centres can improve their overall energy performance by up to 30%.

Emerson reaches agreement to sell Network Power for $4 billion to Platinum Equity

Emerson announced an agreement to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors.  The transaction is valued at $4 billion and Emerson will retain a subordinated interest in Network Power.  The sale of Network Power is expected to close by December 31, 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals.