April 1, 2015 - While at Siemens Canada’s “Tough is Coming to Town” March 2015 debut of solutions for industrial applications—the Digital Factory—EBMag learned of the so-called fourth Industrial Revolution a.k.a. Industry 4.0. Interestingly, we learned how Industry 4.0, Siemens and—of all things—the Mars rover Curiosity are interconnected.
February 3, 2015 - Congratulations to Electro-Federation Canada’s inaugural annual Marketing Awards winners, who were recognized for “demonstrating marketing excellence and innovation”! John Jefkins, EFC’s VP MarCom, joins EBMag’s editor Anthony Capkun to discuss the awards program and its importance to both EFC members, and Canada’s electrical industry at large.
October 20, 2014 - EBMag editor Anthony Capkun checked out the Milwaukee Tool jobsite backpack (48-22-8200) earlier this year at its annual New Product Symposium. Boasting 1680D ballistic material for extreme durability, the backpack is designed to survive the jobsite and make the user more productive, says the company.
September 7, 2014 - “The top electrical safety people in the world” attend IEEE’s ESW, explained Hugh Hoagland, chair of the 2015 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop, when Anthony Capkun (EBMag’s editor) recently caught up with him at the Kinectrics lab in Toronto. While he was blowing up fabrics, we asked him to tell us more about the workshop’s unique qualities, such as...
August 21, 2014 - It was a great day on the course yesterday as EBMag attended the 14th annual Electro-Federation Canada Golf Tournament. The event also saw Team Canada (members from EFC) and Team USA (members from NAED, the National Association of Electrical Distributors) face off in a game of golf to capture the coveted Waterman Cup! While the cup was taken by Team USA, Team Canada found a makeshift “Canadian trophy” to enjoy.
July 28, 2014 - Back in April, Nedco Ontario launched the 10th edition of Electrifest, and EBMag was there to celebrate alongside attendees Mardi Gras-style. With around 3000 visitors and over 120 vendors, the event promised to be the largest selling tradeshow in the industry to date.
July 28, 2014 - The Electrical Contractors Association of Hamilton and members of Hamilton’s IBEW Local 105 were on-hand to answer questions and let students try out some interactive demos at the latest installment of Future Building (April 2014).
(UPDATED April 11, 2014, with VIDEO) April 8, 2014 - The Government of Nunavut and Cisco Canada have launched Connected North, a program delivering “immersive and interactive education and healthcare services” to remote and northern Aboriginal and Inuit communities through two-way video communication and collaboration technology.
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