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To reduce its power consumption and energy costs, as well as shrink its carbon footprint, Verizon has established its own energy-consumption standards and an associated measurement process for new telecom-related equipment. The standards will be applied to certain broadband, video, data centre, network and customer-premises equipment purchased after January 1, 2009. The target provided to the manufacturers of such equipment is 20% greater efficiency than today’s gear.
Cogeco Cable has acquired all the assets of MaXess Networx from the telecom division of the City of Windsor’s energy company.
D-Link recently announced a Free Network Assessment Offer in which company sales engineers meet one-on-one with SMEs (small to medium enterprises) or Enterprise network administrators to quantify the needs of their specific network environments and present available options.
Eaton Corp. announced it will combine IBM Tivoli service and energy management solutions with the facilities and environmental capabilities delivered by its Power Xpert Software, Foreseer Class. The company says this new integrated energy management offering helps customers control power consumption in their data centres thereby increasing energy efficiency.
Optical Cable Corp.—a manufacturer of fiber optic cables sold primarily into the enterprise market—has acquired Superior Modular Products Inc. (doing business as SMP Data Communications), a supplier of FO and copper connectivity products for the datacom industry. Acquired from Preformed Line Products Co., SMP is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Optical.
The Green Grid—a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems—announced Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
APC says you can now obtain electrical efficiency data for its enterprise power and cooling products to help determine energy usage and system efficiencies. The data includes graphs in a consistent format that allows data centre designers and others to combine the component efficiencies and predict the performance of an overall system.The company will initially publish this data on its U.S.-based website, with plans to bring it online in other countries where it operates. CLICK HERE to visit APC.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary and thank its loyal customers, Cerco Cable is holding a special Grand Prize draw for a weekend getaway to Montreal that includes a pair of tickets to see the Canadiens next season.“With the Montreal Canadiens centennial approaching in 2009, the timing is perfect for Cerco Cable to celebrate our 30th anniversary by expressing our gratitude and appreciation for the confidence our customers have shown us over the years,” said company president Daniel Gauthier.
You have until June 30 to take advantage of a special promotion from D-Link Networks of Canada to upgrade your IT infrastructure and move into Gigabit performance. Depending on the value of your trade-in, says D-Link, you can realize up to $2000 in savings on the purchase of some of the company’s popular switches.
Citing personal reasons, BICSI executive director David C. Cranmer has tendered his resignation.“David contributed to the success of BICSI in many ways,” said association president Edward J. Donelan. “Although this is disappointing news to our community, we look forward to the future with an opportunity to all work together and maintain our directions...”
Graybar is now working with JVC Professional Products Co. to distribute its surveillance and security technologies. Graybar will carry JVC IP and analogue cameras, as well as IP recording technology. This new relationship, says the distributor, will allow it to offer integrators, contractors and end users more scalable and reliable security options while adding to its own portfolio of IP solutions. Since entering the security market in 2004, Graybar says it has experienced double-digit growth, year-over-year. JVC’s products will be available throughout Graybar’s network of more than 250 North American locations. (Appeared N&C March/April 2008, “As Seen at BICSI”)GRAYBARPhoto is of JVC Mini Dome V.Networks IP Camera Model VN-C215V4U.
Thomas & Betts has launched a year-long celebration to mark the 50th birthday of the Ty-Rap cable tie. In February, T&B rewarded the correct identification of their mystery 50th birthday brandname with weekly draws for Garmin GPS Systems. The next phase of the celebration continues until June 27 with the “Tell us What’s Next” promotion.
Thomas & Betts has launched a year-long celebration to mark the 50th birthday of the Ty-Rap cable tie. In February, T&B rewarded the correct identification of their mystery 50th birthday brandname with weekly draws for Garmin GPS Systems. The next phase of the celebration continues until June 27 with the “Tell us What’s Next” promotion.
Ideal Industries has launched a promotional offer that allows you to purchase a Signaltek cable performance tester for $995 until June 30 from authorized distributors. This saves you about $300! To sweeten the deal, Ideal is throwing in a free Tracetone tone generator and amplifier probe for testing continuity and locating signals of installed wire and cable.
Ideal Industries has launched a promotional offer that allows you to purchase a Signaltek cable performance tester for $995 until June 30 from authorized distributors. This saves you about $300! To sweeten the deal, Ideal is throwing in a free Tracetone tone generator and amplifier probe for testing continuity and locating signals of installed wire and cable.
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