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ICP Project, IREE certification for retrofits Canada-bound

October 4, 2017 by Connections +

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) announced today that they are working together to bring the Investor Confidence (ICP) Project and its Investor Ready Energy

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Gartner says global IT spending to reach US$3.7 trillion in 2018

October 4, 2017 by Connections +

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.3% from 2017 estimated spending of US$3.5 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Enterprise software and IT services continue to exhibit strong growth,

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Corning delivers its billionth kilometre of optical fiber

September 29, 2017 by Connections +

Corning Inc. this week reached a significant milestone — delivering its 1 billionth kilometer of optical fiber. The company celebrated the feat with an event at its optical fiber manufacturing facility in Wilmington, N.C., the world’s first optical fiber manufacturing


Snake Tray launches Snake Connect power distribution system

September 27, 2017 by Connections +

Snake Tray recently released, Snake Connect, its newest power distribution system for access floors. Snake Connect provides a complete line of 30A modular wiring devices for raised floor applications.  The ease of use and plug-n-play circular multi-pin connector provides fast


Transition Networks debuts new line of GbE PoE+ media converters

September 27, 2017 by Connections +

Transition Networks, Inc., a provider of data network integration offerings, has announced its new line of 10/100/1000 Ethernet small form-factor pluggable (SFP)-based enterprise-class media converters (SGPAT1040-x05) with Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+). The products are new additions to the recently announced multi-port

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NBASE-T Alliance holds information session at BICSI Fall Conference

September 27, 2017 by Connections +

The NBASE-T Alliance, an industry-wide cooperative effort focused on enabling the development and deployment of products that support 2.5G and 5GBase-T Ethernet, today lead a panel discussion “Save the Cables – Be a Hero!” at the BICSI Fall Conference &

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CABLExpress says its new system simplifies cabling migration process

September 27, 2017 by Connections +

Cabling solutions provider CABLExpress, says it has developed a new system that data centre managers can use to handle multiple cabling light paths with little disruption or added cost. The new multi-path system simplifies the cabling migration process and reduces

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Hitachi Vantara launches ‘turnkey’ IoT appliance

September 22, 2017 by Connections +

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., this week unveiled a new appliance for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments: Hitachi IoT Appliance, powered by Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform. Delivered as a turnkey system, according to the company, the

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ETA launches new fiber optics certification initiative

September 20, 2017 by Connections +

Accredited certification provider ETA International this week announced details of its new Fiber Optics Technician – Inside Plant (FOT-ISP), which is designed for technicians working in data centres, local area networks and enterprise networks. The certification, ETA says, addresses the

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New report highlights emerging global skills gap

September 20, 2017 by Connections +

A new report from the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development entitled Digital skills for life and work shows that education systems worldwide are only just beginning to help learners cultivate the digital skills they need to excel in in our