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December 12, 2016 - Lighting a videoconferencing (VTC) environment presents a unique challenge as it must provide equal, excellent visual access to participants in the room as well as those in remote locations. The lighting must accommodate the visual requirements of the people and the camera, and provide visibility of any display materials, especially to remote participants.
December 12, 2016 - “ A workplace free from electrical hazards is the worthy goal we are all chasing,” says Andrew Cochran, president of I-Gard, and we couldn’t agree more with our sponsor of the 2016 edition of the Electrical Safety Champion Awards program. “I-Gard would like to acknowledge the contribution and dedication to this goal of the award winners and all of the participants.”
November 14, 2016 - When we last told you about University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Chris Tuan, he was creating self-melting concrete. Now he’s turned his attention to conductive concrete that shields electronics from EMP attack.
November 9, 2016 - Have you ever turned off all sources of power to an enclosure and still found a hazardous voltage inside? This is a very possible situation with battery-based solar systems using current “approved” equipment.
November 9, 2016 - Sixteen year-old Charlie Kerry says he always had a little bit of an interest in the electrical field and, now, after a new course offered at his high school this past spring, he’s set his sights more squarely on becoming a powerline tech.
November 7, 2016 - We continue to bring you the goods from this year’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Check out a few more gold-star finds when it comes to building a “game changing” fleet. We also bring you news of a unique Canadian partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Enercon, who have joined forces to develop a new, specially tested Sprinter 4x4 fleet.
November 7, 2016 - Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is a not-for-profit volunteer group brought together by co-founders and co-chairs Rebecca Black and Joanna Osawe in 2013 to educate and enable women to become more active in renewable energy development in Ontario. WiRE forges partnerships with a spectrum of renewable energy industry associations, professional women from across the energy sector and academic providers.
October 28, 2016 - “Even large power consumers need creative energy management solutions on a tight budget,” was the premise behind Digital Engineering’s Ben MacKay’s presentation at yesterday’s ION/PowerLogic Users Group Conference 2016 in Toronto. His session “Shoestrings and duck tape” was, I think, one to which many can relate.
October 11, 2016 - When the TD Bank Tower opened in 1967, it “introduced the modern workplace to a business community eager to step up and compete as an international financial capital. It also introduced modern standards of design and community to a city ready for change”.
October 11, 2016 - There was nothing simple or easy about the work behind Surrey Memorial Hospital’s expanded emergency department and new, eight-storey Critical Care Tower, which are highly integrated with both the existing site and new systems. To top it off, time was tight.
September 30, 2016 - In case you missed our Tweets, EBMag was in Baltimore this past summer to check out the latest market solutions at the Dewalt Experience, which included a side-trip to Stanley Black+Decker to check out their offerings.
September 12, 2016 - When selecting the correct lightning current arrester and surge arrester, we first have to perform risk analyses and apply the Lightning Protection Zone concept (LPZ) to determine what the situation requires exactly to protect human lives, buildings and objects, electrical systems, and prevent downtime.
September 12, 2016 - Back in July, we told you Liteline was moving from its location in Brampton, Ont., into a new, much-larger facility in Richmond Hill. And, last month, we had the opportunity to video tour the company’s new digs.
September 12, 2016 - This was the local U.S. utility’s worst nightmare. Its control room had lost all computer systems, UPS power, utility power, back-up generator power and phone systems... and smoke was quickly filling up this now pitch-black room.
“Where contractors and the industry work together”. That was the motto behind Ontario Electrical League’s 2016 annual conference, held outside of London, Ont., in the spring, and EBMag was there with notepad and camera in hand to record some of the action.

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