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Creating a Safer Home with the Internet of Things

Creating a Safer Home with the Internet of Things

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Steve Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer of 2D2C, Inc, and Chairman, NEMA Internet of Things Council The Internet of Things (IoT) is a development of the worldwide web in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. The IoT becomes a network of…

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Smart Meters Graduate to Intelligent Sensors in Brave, New, Interconnected World

Smart Meters Graduate to Intelligent Sensors in Brave, New, Interconnected World

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Tim Wolf, Director of Marketing, Smart Grid Solutions, Itron Inc. Over the past decade, utilities throughout the United States have been installing smart metering networks to automate the collection of energy and water usage data. Thus far, these smart meter networks have succeeded primarily in…

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National Electrical Safety Month: Achieving Safety through Design

National Electrical Safety Month: Achieving Safety through Design

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Brett Brenner, President of the Electrical Safety Foundation International May is National Electrical Safety Month, and, while electrical safety should be a yearlong priority, it is important to have a month devoted to spotlighting safe electrical practices that should be commonplace at home and on the…

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TPP Carries Benefits for Pacific-Rim Smart Cities

TPP Carries Benefits for Pacific-Rim Smart Cities

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Among the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member economies,[1] Singapore may be the best known for its ambitions to apply smart-city technologies to improve the wellbeing of its citizens. According the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the…

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Delta Achieves Sustainability Using Its Own Products at Corporate Headquarters

Delta Achieves Sustainability Using Its Own Products at Corporate Headquarters

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Joe Oberle, Vice President, Corporate Development, Delta Products Corporation When Delta Products Corporation opened its new Americas headquarters in Fremont, California, in October 2015, the state-of-the-art, 180,000-square-foot facility met LEED[1] Platinum and net-zero standards while incorporating many of Delta’s own technologies to achieve an elite…

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Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Pat Walsh, Editor in Chief, NEMA When the ei editorial staff decided to explore a real smart city, we simply looked outside our office into Rossyln, an unincorporated neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia. Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Rosslyn is accessible to…

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Key Steps in Developing Decision-Quality Analysis

Key Steps in Developing Decision-Quality Analysis

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Donald R. Leavens, PhD, Vice President and Chief Economist, NEMA/BIS Economists famously rely on an assumption of perfect information when theorizing how economic agents will react to exogenous shocks. In a world of perfect information, equilibrium is restored in all markets with no loss of…

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Quality Dynamic Message Signs Exceed Industry Standards

Quality Dynamic Message Signs Exceed Industry Standards

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Jay Swinea, Vice President, Transportation Sales, Adaptive Displays; and Michelle Bansemer, Marketing Manager, Adaptive Displays Cities across the nation are embracing the needs of smart transportation through light-emitting diode (LED) displays for intelligent transportation systems (ITS). While adoption was initially slow, an increasing number of…

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Adoption Processes Raise Safety Concerns for PV Installations

Adoption Processes Raise Safety Concerns for PV Installations

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA Photovoltaic (PV) system installations around the country have increased tremendously. Installers, inspectors, and designers keep their eyes open for any National Electrical Code® (NEC) changes relevant to these systems. Code adoptions are critical in order to enforce changes and…

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Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Rob Drago, Vice President, Infrastructure Vertical Marketing, Acuity Brands Lighting In today’s world, military bases must implement very high security measures to ensure the safety and security of all personnel. These facilities require high-quality, reliable lighting and real-time reporting and diagnostics so that energy and…

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