Electrical Business

Major Canadian datacom gathering in Montreal – BICSI

April 12, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

An important low-voltage technology conference—which only comes to Canada once every several years—is in Montreal next month, and EBMag will be there, and we hope to see you there, too. The gathering to which we refer is the BICSI CANADIAN CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION May 2-5, at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure (conference venue).

This conference is really for anyone involved with, or looking to get into, traditionally “low-voltage” technologies, such as datacom, fiber, security and more. (We feel conferences like this can really help you up your game and become a single-solution provider for your clients.)

Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn at the event:

Opening General Session & Education
The keynote speaker for the conference’s opening general session is Joe
Madigin of Bell Canada, who will discuss “Cabling the 2010 Winter
Olympic and Paralympic Games”
. The presentation will focus on the
planning and implementation of the massive cabling systems that were
required to successfully and flawlessly provide communications and
information systems for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.



CCTV Deployment: Understanding the Whole Picture
• Delivered by Carol Everett Oliver (Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company) and
Glenn Adair (Panasonic System Solutions)

Putting together an efficient IP surveillance system requires combining
quality components and technologies. From design to implementation, this
includes selecting the right cameras and cabling infrastructure that,
together, can provide the highest quality video for any application.

Understanding the Importance of Field Testing and How to Maximize Your
Infrastructure for Reliability and Performance

• Delivered by Ron Groulx (Fluke Networks)

Delegates will learn about the most important aspects of field testing
in today’s data communication infrastructure. As networks grow and
change, the performance of cabling and wireless is critical to
delivering new technologies and services to end users.

Dynamic Power Architecture in Response to the Evolving Data Centre

• Delivered by Joe Oreskovic and Alain Nkenda (Eaton Power Quality Co.)

The frequency of MAC (moves, adds or changes) within data centres is
increasing due to changes in business growth priorities. This is driving
the need for power delivery architecture to be flexible enough to
support dynamic data centre growth—not only of traditional large data
centres, but also within the rack enclosure itself.

TIA TR-42 Standards Overview and Update
• Delivered by Herbert V. Congdon II (Tyco Electronics Amp Netconnect) and
Julie Roy (C2 Consulting)

This seminar will cover the latest and greatest developments in the TIA
TR-42 cabling standards subcommittees. Attendees will learn about new
standards, revisions, documents and projects, as well as how they affect
the way in which customers design, specify and install telecom cabling.

Exhibit Hall
There are also plenty of opportunities to meet with quality
solutions-providers in the exhibit hall, where a ton of knowledge can be

Sunday, May 2
4:30 to 7:30 pm – Exhibition and Reception

Monday, May 3
11:15 am to 1:15 pm – Lunch and Exhibits
4:30 to 7:30 pm – Exhibition and Reception

Tuesday, May 4

7:45 am to 8:45 am – Breakfast and Exhibits
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Exhibition and Reception

CLICK HERE to learn more and to attend.

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