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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MITA Smart Dose Standard Enhances Patient Care

MITA Smart Dose Standard Enhances Patient Care

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, published NEMA XR 31-2016 Standard Attributes on X-ray Equipment for Interventional Procedures in May 2016. This new standard, which pertains to MITA Smart Dose Interventional technology, offers healthcare providers a reference  for identifying key features that contribute Read more […]

Examine the Economy with Industry Expert

Examine the Economy with Industry Expert

Join us at the NEMA 90th Annual Membership Meeting November 16 and 17 in Cleveland, Ohio, when we delve into economic indicators and the economic outlook for 2017 with NEMA Chief Economist Don Leavens, PhD. Below is an excerpt of what you can expect. Listen to the full interview here. Q:         The U.S. economic expansion celebrated its seventh anniversary in June. The unemployment rate of 4.9 percent is close to the full employment rate, inflation is benign, and household wealth…

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NEMA to Relinquish Secretariat of U.S. National Committee for IECRE-Renewable Energy (USNC/IECRE)

NEMA to Relinquish Secretariat of U.S. National Committee for IECRE-Renewable Energy (USNC/IECRE)

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which has served as secretariat of the USNC/IECRE and provided administrative support for the activities of the committee since 2014, informed the USNC/IECRE and USNC/IEC Council on August 11, 2016, that it will not seek re-election for a second three (3) year term to begin January 1, 2017.

Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Survey Exposes Ignorance

Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Survey Exposes Ignorance

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, ESFI The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) released the complete results of its Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Awareness and Usage Survey, which was developed to determine the electrical outlet childproofing techniques among mothers with young children and gauge awareness of tamper-resistant receptacle (TRR) technology. The survey reveals a lack of Read more […]

Mission Accomplished: NEMA Goes to Mexico

Mission Accomplished: NEMA Goes to Mexico

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA From June 29 to July 1, representatives from NEMA and member companies Atkore, CITEL, Eberle Design, and Lutron participated in a trade mission to Mexico City and Monterrey. The U.S. Foreign Commercial Services coordinated meetings with local distributors and potential customers in each city. NEMA staff coordinated events in each city to provide members Read more […]

2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA How will the electroindustry change in the next five to ten years? What should we do to prepare manufacturers for the future? These are questions that NEMA addresses each year through its Strategic Initiatives program. Established in 2007, the program helps NEMA members seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending Read more […]