Data networking and communications

Telstra guarantees APAC cable network

26 January, 2017

Telstra is guaranteeing service on two of Asia's busiest undersea cable routes.

AFL Spider Web Ribbon cable

23 January, 2017 | Supplied by: AFL Telecommunications Australia Pty Ltd

Spider Web Ribbon (SWR) from AFL represents advancement in fibre density, whereby fibre-optic cables are weaved rather than produced inline, as in conventional 12F ribbon alternatives.

The mother of invention

16 January, 2017

Daniel Saffioti, CIO of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, had been told for years his property in Haywards Bay, NSW (south of Wollongong), was not eligible for NBN access, despite the fact that a fibre (FTTP) pillar was installed directly opposite his home. When his neighbours started getting NBN access via FTTN, he took matters into his own hands.

Troubleshooting complex network issues

10 January, 2017 by Amit Rao, Director – APAC Channels | Supplied by: NetScout

Troubleshooting complex and sprawling networks can be difficult, with network professionals spending up to 25% of their time trying to get to the bottom of an issue, according to network performance management experts NETSCOUT.

New public IoT network for Townsville

09 January, 2017

A new, publicly accessible Internet of Things (IoT) network has been implemented in Townsville, North Queensland. It is the result of a partnership between Townsville City Council and Campbell Scientific Australia (CSA).

Interworld Electronics CPM-800 Series hybrid console manager and remote network power switch

01 January, 2017 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

The Interworld Electronics CPM-800 Series hybrid console manager and remote network power switch provides secure remote access to RS232 console ports as well as the ability to power cycle remote IT equipment.

ORing IGS-1050A Ethernet switch

21 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Control Logic has introduced the IGS-1050A Ethernet switch by ORing. An unmanaged gigabit switch with 5 x 10/100/1000 Base-T(X) and 1 x 1000 Base-X SFP ports, it supports jumbo frame packets making it suitable for use with Ethernet-based camera systems.

2017 data centre trends

20 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Vertiv Co

Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) has identified six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. Following are the infrastructure trends the company says will shape the data centre ecosystem in the upcoming year.

New name and CEO for Emerson Network Power

08 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Vertiv Co

The business formerly known as Emerson Network Power has announced a name change and the appointment of a new CEO after acquisition by Platinum Equity. Emerson retained a minority interest in the company under the new arrangement.

Massive growth predicted for connected appliances

05 December, 2016

Market research company Euromonitor International thinks there is a big future in the connected appliances market, with a new report projecting a growth rate of over 493% from 2016 to 2020.

Siemon LightBow fibre termination system

02 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Siemon Australia

The Siemon LightBow mechanical splice termination kit includes a patent-pending, easy-to-use termination tool that dramatically reduces termination time while ensuring reliability.

Automated Infrastructure Management standard now published

29 November, 2016 | Supplied by: CommScope

After more than two years of development, the international standard for Automated Infrastructure Management (ISO/IEC 18598 Information technology — Automated infrastructure management (AIM) systems — Requirements, data exchange and applications) has been officially published.

The future of wireless charging

28 November, 2016

We could soon overcome the issues with charging smart devices, according to new research from University of Washington (UW), Duke University (DU) and the Intellectual Ventures' Invention Science Fund (ISF).

WAGO 222 series splicing connectors

28 November, 2016 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

The WAGO 222 series compact splicing connectors offer quick connection of cables without the use of tools. The 2- or 3-way conductor terminal block with operating levers is suitable for use with solid stranded and flexible conductors of different cross-sections.

Living on the edge

09 November, 2016 by Robert Linsdell, Managing Director ANZ | Supplied by: Vertiv Co

IoT and expansion at the edge of the network is changing how businesses manage their data. Edge data centres mean data can be managed where it's created, and they're helping organisations change and improve the way they work.

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