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Leviton leads industry with environment-friendly strategies

With the population of the planet currently over seven billion people and expected to reach nine billion by 2030, the strain on natural resources and need for cleaner energy continues to skyrocket. Leviton takes this seriously, and we are making huge strides at identifying the root-cause of environmental impact, implementing new holistic strategies and turning the industry green. Additionally, we have been championing an innovative circular economic model for buildings and products, which bypasses future needs for mining and natural resource exploitation. (more…)

Corning’s RocketRibbon™ Extreme-Density Cable Receives Data Centre Solutions Innovation Award

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that its RocketRibbon™ extreme density cable has been recognized as the “Data Center Physical Connectivity Innovation of the Year” at the Data Center Solutions (DCS) Awards in London. This is the seventh consecutive year that a Corning product has won a DCS award.

Corning’s unique RocketRibbon cabling design, with ribbon sub-units that are easy to manage, identify, and trace, is making a significant impact on cable deployments for large-campus data center interconnects. (more…)

Internet of Things (IoT)

Over the last five years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a buzzword used to describe the next evolution of wireless connectivity. And while IoT seems to be the acronym on everyone’s lips, it is more than just jargon.

IoT is the network of physical devices capable of collecting and sharing data through integrated sensors and network connectivity. While this level of automated connectivity may seem far off, the truth is it’s already happening. Map applications provide current travel times and updates for common destinations like work or home, and fully automated environments already exist, such as facilities capable of smart metering, energy monitoring, and health detection. (more…)

What you need to know about CPR

CPR regulates construction materials installed within European buildings. For cables, it introduces new fire safety rules and requires that all cables marketed in the European Economic Area (EEA) carry a CE mark along with a formal Declaration of Performance (DOP) verifying compliance. Beginning 1 July 2017, all cables must comply with these requirements.

Brand-Rex expands its Euroclass cable offering

Brandrex have announced new additions to their cable portfolio that are compliant with the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Brand-Rex expanded their range of Euroclass cables to include not only a complete set of Eca, but now Cca and B2ca classification copper and fibre solutions. In compliance with CPR these new higher classification cables resist flame spread and introduce fewer hazardous substances in the event of a fire within a building.