Data networking and communications

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.

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.

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).

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.

MFB Class B and Class C security enclosures

07 November, 2016 | Supplied by: MFB Products Pty Ltd

MFB Class B and Class C security enclosures have been tested for certification by the Australian Government's Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC). Both versions of the security enclosure, in both floor-standing and wall-mounted styles, are now approved for supply.

nbn says new deals a sign of progress

21 October, 2016

nbn has signed two four-year Design and Construction Master Agreements (DCMA) to cover new housing developments and fibre links. Following a competitive multistage tender process, existing Multi-technology Integrated Master Agreement (MIMA) partners Fulton Hogan and Visionstream emerged victorious.

General Cable confirms closure date

17 October, 2016 | Supplied by: General Cable Australia

General Cable Corporation has confirmed the closure date of its remaining Australian operations. From 25 November, all sales will be managed from regional headquarters in New Zealand.

Saving energy in data centres

05 October, 2016

RenewIT, a European Commission research project, has launched the final version of its free online tool for the design and placement of energy-efficient and renewable-powered data centres. While it is currently only applicable for Europe, future development of the tool may extend to North America and Asia.

NETSCOUT OneTouch AT G2 Network Tester

04 October, 2016 | Supplied by: NetScout

NETSCOUT has announced enhancements to its OneTouch AT G2 Network Tester with Wi-Fi features. The v5 firmware release gives the OneTouch AT powerful troubleshooting capabilities, letting technicians and network engineers quickly and easily validate the performance of high-capacity Wi-Fi networks where numerous access points are required.

Times Microwave Systems TCAT-6-DB CAT-6 Ethernet cable

03 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Rojone Pty Ltd

Times Microwave Systems has introduced its TCAT-6-DB Category 6 Ethernet cable for data cable installation in outdoor environments.

Pentair Schroff Interscale C cases

01 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Pentair Schroff

Pentair Schroff Interscale C cases feature an interlocking tabbed construction that provides integrated EMC protection and secures with only two screws.

Altai Super Wi-Fi underground communication system

29 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Powertec Telecommunications Pty Ltd

The Altai Super Wi-Fi Underground Communication System (UCS) from Powertec Telecommunications is a portable, IP-rated, bespoke solution which generates a closed loop IP network above and below ground, allowing staff to take advantage of voice and data applications.

Container convenience

28 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric Australia

NZ-based multi-utility contractor Northpower has clocked up first — an engineering and technology collaboration with Schneider Electric to design and construct the first prefabricated portable data centre of its kind in the Asia–Pacific region.

The widening horizon for multimode fibre

27 September, 2016 by Matias Peluffo* | Supplied by: CommScope

Connected and efficient buildings and data centres increasingly rely on a state-of-the-art physical layer infrastructure to support growing bandwidth needs over copper, fibre and wireless technologies.

nbn launches online tool for as-built designs

23 September, 2016 | Supplied by: nbn co ltd

nbn has launched a new as-built designs online tool to enable developer partners to upload their designs. As of 15 August 2016, using the online tool is compulsory for all new and amended as-built submissions.

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