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Section Covers Spectrum

Section Covers Spectrum

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Members of the Transportation Management Systems and Associated Control Devices Section braved Washington, D.C., traffic to visit the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Capitol Hill, and three counterpart organizations on Sept. 25 and 26. Central to each discussion  were deployment of connected vehicle systems and the communications Read more […]

Get Smart About a Better Building Occupant Experience

Get Smart About a Better Building Occupant Experience

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Pekka Hakkarainen Pekka Hakkarainen is Vice President of Government and Industry Relations at Lutron Electronics Company Inc. The relationship between commercial property developers and their tenants is evolving. Across the country, there is a growing trend toward building systems that create more value for real estate developers, building owners, property managers, and occupants alike. All Read more […]

Some Products Escape China Tariffs

Some Products Escape China Tariffs

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Although the Administration has continued to raise import tariffs on Chinese goods as part of its effort to reach an agreement on changes to a series of policies and practices that disadvantage U.S. companies there, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has excluded many NEMA scope products in response to requests from importers. Read more […]

Structured Cabling for Data Communications

Structured Cabling for Data Communications

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Rick Pimpinella, Panduit Fellow Dr. Pimpinella is a Panduit Fellow, is a member of the IEEE, and is actively pursuing his research interests in multimode and single-mode optical fiber. He has published more than 50 technical papers and articles, and he holds more than 60 U.S. patents. Whether you’re an engineer, installer, consultant, or network designer, you might have multiple questions regarding cabling Read more […]

Standards Talk

Standards Talk

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. NEMA Industry Director Jonathan Stewart, far right, participated recently on a panel to discuss Standards in the Middle East and North Africa region at the Discover Global Markets in Houston. ei Read more […]

Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry.   Eric Gertie, Product Manager, Cope Cable Tray Eric Gertie is a product manager for Cope Cable Tray, a part of Atkore International. Dependence on quality, reliable data is now more business- critical than ever. Businesses rely on data centers for 24/7 connectivity; to uphold federal codes and regulations; and to ensure resiliency, performance, and more—all so a company can stick to meeting Read more […]

NEMA Keeps Active on Capitol Hill

NEMA Keeps Active on Capitol Hill

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Philip Squair, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA It was a consequential summer for NEMA and the electroindustry on Capitol Hill. NEMA has advanced legislative proposals on surface transportation, industrial efficiency, appropriations, carbon monoxide detection, and cyber modernization of the grid. Most recently, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a surface transportation Read more […]

Light-Bulbs and Naturally-Occurring Market Adoption (NOMAD)

Light-Bulbs and Naturally-Occurring Market Adoption (NOMAD)

Clark Silcox, NEMA General Counsel In the literature pertaining to energy conservation and standards and codes, there is a concept known as Naturally-Occurring Market Adoption (NOMAD).  This is defined to mean the proportion of energy savings that would have taken place in the market even if energy conservation standards had not been adopted, and it represents an examination of trends based on market data.   The NOMAD experience is highly relevant to what has already transpired and is continuing Read more…

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Book-a-Speaker

Book-a-Speaker

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Industry Director, NEMA Utility Systems Division, will participate in a workshop where he will give an overview of state and local regulatory activity related to sulfur hexafluoride at the DILO Gas Management Seminar in Tampa, Fla. on Nov. 13. Check out https://www.eiseverywhere.com/website/ 2145/agenda/ for details. NEMA electroindustry experts are available to speak at your event. Read more […]

Embrace Technological Change

Embrace Technological Change

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Mark W. Wingate, President, Maxivolt Corporation Mark W. Wingate is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Maxivolt Corporation. He is involved globally with Standards development and disruptive technology, has trained scores of people and authored numerous technical papers, and serves as an adviser to multiple boards and committees. As Bob Dylan’s title track song from his 1964 record says, “The Read more […]