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Dynamic Healthcare Communications Begin with Optimized Workflow

Dynamic Healthcare Communications Begin with Optimized Workflow

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Dan DeHanes, Global Product Compliance, Codes, and Standards Leader, Ascom Wireless Solutions With the increase in patient care needs, clinical staffing challenges, and rising costs of care delivery, there is pressure on healthcare delivery organizations to rely on technology solutions to help efficiently deliver care….

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Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA California adopted the 2016 California Building Standards Code, also known as Title 24. It goes into effect January 1, 2017. It is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC); building, fire and residential codes based on the…

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Utility Linemen: Putting Lives on the Line

Utility Linemen: Putting Lives on the Line

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, Electrical Safety Foundation International According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, electrical power line installers and repairers are ranked as the ninth-deadliest occupation in the United States. This distinction should come as no surprise given the inherent danger of the job….

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Intelligent Devices Offer Safety, Preserve Property

Intelligent Devices Offer Safety, Preserve Property

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Dave Loucks, PhD, Manager, Application & Advanced System Engineering, Eaton The cost of microprocessors, temperature sensors, and electronic current sensors has decreased dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years. While much attention has been focused on using microprocessors to connect devices to a network, many…

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Mass Notification + Fire Safety Training = Aware Campuses

Mass Notification + Fire Safety Training = Aware Campuses

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Tim Knisely, Senior Fire Inspector for the Centre Region Council of Governments In 2015, NEMA and the Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) collaborated to establish an informational training program that combined mass notification systems (MNS) and fire-safety training for college and university officials. The overall…

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After Multi-year NEMA Effort, CBP Has Clear Authority to Share

After Multi-year NEMA Effort, CBP Has Clear Authority to Share

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Section 302 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, signed into law in February, resolves legal uncertainty and strengthens the authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to share information and product samples with U.S. electroindustry…

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I Am NEMA: Promoting Safety and Innovation

I Am NEMA: Promoting Safety and Innovation

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Michael L. Belitzky, Manager, State Government Relations   I joined NEMA’s government relations team after having spent nearly 12 years entrenched in legislative and political battles at federal, state, and local levels. As manager of state government relations, my role is to serve as the…

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Electric Vehicle Charging Comes Home

Electric Vehicle Charging Comes Home

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Charles Botsford, P.E., Chemical Engineer, AeroVironment Of all the places to charge your electric vehicle (EV), your home is one of the most important. Home charging is called the 80-percent solution, which means that EV manufacturers and others estimate that 80 percent of all EV…

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New Designation Facilitates Mass Notification

New Designation Facilitates Mass Notification

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Denise L. Pappas, Executive Director, Technical Standards, Valcom Inc., and Gordon Bailey, Director, Engineering Services, Valcom Inc. Changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code on fire alarms reflect a movement in the fire alarm world that acknowledges the evolving role of technology. In 2010,…

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Get the Picture? Proper Servicing of Imaging Equipment Ensures Accurate and Safe Diagnoses

Get the Picture? Proper Servicing of Imaging Equipment Ensures Accurate and Safe Diagnoses

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Jim Nestel, Manager Service Projects and Installations, Hitachi Medical Systems Over the past century, the miracle of medical imaging has allowed for previously impossible insights into the structure and function of the human body. Rapid advances in science and technology have given us some of the…

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