Advancing Medical Imaging

Advancing Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Cheryl Kreider Carey, Director, Operations and Administration, MITA What’s the big idea? At the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), improving business for 55 members in the medical imaging ecosystem is big. As one of MITA’s 10 staff members, I am fortunate to work alongside MITA’s members on the technical front and run MITA’s internal operations. Precipitated by this age of digital Read more […]

Sewing Up Connected Homes

Sewing Up Connected Homes

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Michele Turner, Head of Apps and Services Product, Nest While its development is exciting for consumers and the industry, the connected home is upending years of established hardware and connectivity assumptions for makers of electronic products. As wireless connections rapidly replace wires, with no standard in place, it’s not yet clear which protocol will be most effective in the future. WiFi, which Read more […]

Disaster Relief: Responding in Real Time

Disaster Relief: Responding in Real Time

As historic and devastating floods continue to affect tens of thousands in Louisiana this week, NEMA has put its disaster relief plan into action In 2015, NEMA and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) formulated a standard operating procedure for natural disasters that affect the transmission and use of electricity. NEMA’s southern region field representative, Bryan Holland, has spearheaded efforts to follow this procedure and provide aid to officials in Louisiana this week. Read more […]

Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA As part of the 2017 suite of strategic initiatives recently approved by its Board of Governors, NEMA will work with states to increase the use of NEMA member products as a means for states to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Since the EPA announced the rule more than two years ago, NEMA and its members have been Read more […]

Workforce Development Gets Green Light

Workforce Development Gets Green Light

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA The NEMA Board of Governors approved a strategic initiative to address a growing gap in available, qualified workers in the electrical manufacturing sector. While this review will not be a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all approach, it will identify efficient, targeted ways in which NEMA can increase the availability of qualified candidates for employment Read more […]

Regulatory Challenges Emerge for Additive Manufacturing

Regulatory Challenges Emerge for Additive Manufacturing

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA Additive manufacturing (AM) is another term for the synthesis of three-dimensional objects—otherwise known as 3D printing. This concept is nothing new to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which already has approved or cleared more than 80 medical devices and one prescription drug that are manufactured using 3D printing processes. On Read more […]

Power over Ethernet Market Heats Up

Power over Ethernet Market Heats Up

Popular technology expands to support more devices, but installers should understand cabling best practices This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jeff Poulsen, Senior Electrical Engineer, Leviton With new standards allowing for higher power levels over cabling infrastructure, Power over Ethernet (PoE) is expected to see explosive growth in the years to come. By running power and data over a single cable, PoE eliminates the need for additional Read more […]

Benchmarking Leads to Energy Efficiency

Benchmarking Leads to Energy Efficiency

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick E. Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA A 2016 survey conducted on behalf of NEMA asked facility managers in New York City how they responded to the city’s building energy benchmarking and transparency ordinance, which requires large buildings to measure and disclose their energy performance score. Facility managers in New York City were asked if they Read more […]

U.S.-Africa Energy Standards Program Launches

U.S.-Africa Energy Standards Program Launches

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gene Eckhart, Consultant, NEMA The U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Standards Program (CESP) is a long-range development program sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), coordinated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in partnership with Power Africa, and led by the U.S. Agency for International Development. NEMA is consulting with ANSI to present workshops in sub-Saharan countries Read more […]

IoT: What Is in a Name?

IoT: What Is in a Name?

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Robin Duke-Woolley, Beecham Research The Internet of Things (IoT), a term first coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999, is an ever-developing concept; new terms related to it pop up all the time. Since it is easy to get carried away quickly with definitions in this area, it is important to step back and understand how terms related to the IoT came about. The term IoT was originally associated with radio-frequency Read…

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