I’d like to bend your ear a bit today on the topic of bend insensitive multimode optical fiber (BIMMF). When bend insensitive multimode fiber made its debut a few years ago, we urged end-users to use caution if they were going to adopt it in their data centers.
Since the existing fiber and measurement procedures were not designed to accommodate the intentional improvements in BIMMF’s performance nor the unintentional side-effects caused by the revised fiber design, the providers of BIMMF could have differences in how they define what BIMMF is and how they measure the various parameters of the fiber. Our concerns centered on whether differences in how the various providers of BIMMF measured its numerical aperture, core diameter, and Differential Mode Delay (DMD) would cause compatibility issues if BIMMF were used with non-BIMMF.
Are you among the large number of contractors doing work in the small to medium business (SMB) market such as K-12 schools, retail, multi-unit residential buildings, clinics and local government offices? If you are, then you need products that are specifically designed for your needs with local availability, ease of installation, standards compliancy, convenient packaging and price valued products. Continue reading →
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein
To capture your share of the value of the Internet of Things for manufacturing ($3.88 trillion for manufacturing), rethink how you deploy your industrial plant networks. Too many existing industrial networks are full of security holes with poorly executed physical infrastructure that threaten downtime, quality and even safety. The thinking about networking for the factory floor needs to evolve and simplify.
Leverage expertise and thought leadership to improve your industrial networking IQ and greatly reduce your installation time, risk and costs. Here are three resources to help you progress: Continue reading →
Hello everyone, my name is Jeff Mehrer. I’m Panduit’s Director of Marketing Solutions for Global Construction with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Today I would like to talk about North America’s 2014 construction outlook for the non-residential construction market. In future blog posts, I will be providing guest commentary on different global construction topics geared towards specific vertical markets, such as shipbuilding and oil & gas. Continue reading →
Today’s generation of workers expect a mobile work environment. With trends like virtual desktop initialization and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) coming into play, employees are online practically 24/7 it seems. In order for companies to be able to support these wireless trends, they must make sure that their infrastructure is robust enough to withstand increased network traffic and high bandwidth applications. Continue reading →
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself; I am Chad Reynolds, and I have almost 20 years’ experience in various global Marketing and Product Management positions serving the Industrial and Commercial markets.
This blog will be geared towards what is currently going on in the industry and how it impacts you and your business. Market Solutions topics will range across four specific areas: Construction (both industrial and commercial), MRO, OEM, and Energy (oil & gas, wind and solar). From time to time I will invite guest bloggers to provide their expertise on specific topics. I will also encourage you the reader to offer suggestions on themes you are interested in as well as provide your feedback and insight on specific blog posts.
I welcome you back on Dec. 5, as I am inviting Jeff Mehrer Director of Global Construction to talk to us about the 2014 Construction Outlook and What That Means to You. Continue reading →
Hello and welcome to the first entry of the Industrial Automation Solutions blog. We are looking forward to engaging you with perspectives of industry trends and business drivers. We hope to discuss ideas and insights around industrial network and control systems infrastructure that can help you leverage latest technologies and design methodologies, to help you improve the effectiveness of your operations and increase your business agility and competitiveness.
Internet of Things (IoT) Infographic (courtesy of www.industrial-ip.org)
One of the biggest challenges faced by companies today is the ageing and obsolescence of operational systems and networks. Continue reading →
Hello and welcome to the Intelligent Data Center Solutions blog. We are looking forward to exchanging ideas and insights that can help you focus on improving the design and performance your data center’s physical infrastructure. Continue reading →
Hello, and welcome to our Enterprise Solutions Blog! We’re excited to communicate and share ideas with you. Enterprise environments consist of so many different areas in today’s world. It could be your local school or college, the new office building being built down the street, your community hospital, or even the bank you go to. Continue reading →