White Papers/Resources

The ECD (Electrical+Comms+Data) Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.

The 2014 Service Outlook

Supplied by The Service Council on 15 August, 2014

Competition in service is very real and is forcing organizations to re-think their value proposition.

The Path to Service Transformation

Supplied by The Service Council on 15 August, 2014

Transformation in service is no longer tied to cost vs. profit center, but now focuses on the service business being viewed as a vital cog in customer relationships. 

Reviewing Field Service Strategy: Aligning Focus and Execution

Supplied by The Service Council on 15 August, 2014

A review of current field processes to identify areas of improvement is the first step toward better resolution rates and improved revenue opportunities for field service organisations.  

The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

05 August, 2014

Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organisation in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they, too, can make mistakes.

Mobile workforce management software and optimisation solutions

Supplied by ClickSoftware Australia Pty Ltd on 30 June, 2014

The cloud has taken the place of expensive and often limited on-premise infrastructure. With unprecedented integration to back-office information, the data becomes a new value-creating capability.
Now, there is an even greater opportunity for transformational improvements in productivity and service levels. What is this innovation?

Top tips for fuel and vehicle savings

Supplied by Forum Group on 02 June, 2014

As a small business owner with mobile workers on the road, you’ve probably invested a lot of money in your vehicles. But have you ever thought about exactly how much it costs to run them? A set-and-forget strategy can be costly. This guide gives you an overview of how to reduce vehicle running costs and manage fuel costs across your business.

Assembled vs overmoulded cordsets – which industrial connectivity solution is best?

Supplied by Turck Australia Pty Ltd on 27 May, 2014

 Connectivity serves as a cornerstone for industrial automation environments delivering production, data and communications. Cordsets are a common connectivity solution but in-the-field assembly has vulnerabilities and deficiencies. This white paper discusses the difference between assembled and overmoulded cordsets offering a comparison of the technologies and detail of the advantages.


Network and applications troubleshooting on steroids

Supplied by Fluke Australia Pty Ltd on 13 May, 2014

The latest in network performance monitoring and diagnostics delivers network engineers a single view of critical applications AND the network infrastructure they run on. This can result in enhanced productivity, cost savings and faster problem-solving - welcome to the world of application-aware network performance management, or AANPM.



Ethernet in industry, the challenges and opportunities

06 May, 2014

Set to operate with frequencies of up to 2 GHz, Category 8 cabling will be able to run at speeds of 40GBase-T for distances up to 30 m. This will help establish peak performance conditions for the data centre environment.

Top tips to avoid power quality disturbances

Supplied by Schneider Electric IT Business on 17 April, 2014

This paper reviews the most common types of power disturbances, what causes them and how to protect your critical equipment using IEEE standards. Download now to read more.


New-generation signage displays with LCD panel resizing technology

Supplied by on 07 March, 2014

Being so ubiquitous, it is clear to see that digital signage has today developed into a popular, highly adaptable and effective medium for targeted innovation, entertainment, promotions and advertising, delivering rich multimedia formats designed to attract consumers. Download now to read more.

PPC-615A/6170A - a simple solution for machine vision

Supplied by on 04 March, 2014

This white paper illustrates how design can conquer various problems faced in manufacturing automation.

The future of energy efficient design in existing commercial buildings

24 February, 2014

Concerns building owners and managers have towards the initial sustainability investment should be negated by issues around reliability, increased market value and the demand for corporate renters/tenants.

This paper provides a brief overview of retrofitting sustainability in existing commercial buildings and how to ensure design returns maximum efficiencies and return on investment.


Designing a metering system for small and medium-sized buildings

Supplied by on 24 February, 2014

With rising energy costs, environmental pressures and unreliable power supply, there is a need for sustainable design and energy efficiency in new and existing commercial properties. There are a number of ways existing building owners and facilities managers can adapt and benefit by installing an effective WAGES (water, air, gas, electricity, steam) metering system. The ultimate goal is for buildings to produce more energy than they consume.

Security and automation eBook

21 November, 2013

Technological advancements are dramatically changing the landscape of security and automation, creating multitude of opportunities and challenges. This eBook highlights current industry trends and tips that planners, contractors and installers need to watch for to make sure they are a step ahead.

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