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  • The importance of smart cards in identification and skills development The importance of smart cards in identification and skills development Lynn Sencide Recorded: Jan 18 2017 41 mins
    Establishing the identity, training and qualifications of workers has never been so important, for both contractors and operatives.

    The ACRIB SKILLcard is the essential registration scheme for individuals working in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.

    The unique technology built into every smart SKILLcard allows operatives to instantly prove they have the right skills and qualifications to carry out work, giving contractors the confidence that they have the right person for the job.

    On Wednesday 18th January SKILLcard, in association with ACR News, will host a free webinar on how the ACRIB SKILLcard developed for the RACHP sector, allows operatives the same benefits, including evidence of F gas and other qualifications reassuring potential clients with proof of competency.

    The benefits of smart technology are increasing all the time, with the addition of new apps and software, making SKILLcard even more indispensable.
  • Construction Planning and Implementation Using ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Construction Planning and Implementation Using ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48 James Ruedlinger, John Erichsen, Mark Malouf, Limor Schafman Recorded: Jan 11 2017 62 mins
    This presentation will cover an overview of the recent transition from the ANSI/TIA-1019-A standard to the ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48 construction standards, specific roles and responsibilities for key con¬tractor and engineering personnel involved in construction planning and implementation, detailed descriptions of construc¬tion classifications, rigging plans, and specialized lifting devices.

    Speakers:
    - James Ruedlinger, Manager Engineer, Crown Castle
    - John Erichsen, Owner, EET LLC (Moderator)
    - Mark Malouf, President, Malouf Engineering International
    - Limor Schafman, Director, Content Development, TIA (Webcast Host)
  • The Realities of Testing High Speed Fiber “Engineered Links” in the Field The Realities of Testing High Speed Fiber “Engineered Links” in the Field Robert Reid, Panduit Recorded: Dec 15 2016 66 mins
    This webinar will focus on the pitfalls associated with tight field test specification of pre-terminated fiber systems for high speed channels in the context of the real capability of portable testers.
    Best practices are discussed (proper test limit specification) such that field test costs will be minimized.

    Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC
  • 5G, IoT and Autonomy 5G, IoT and Autonomy George Karayannis, Chris Clayton and Limor Schfman Recorded: Dec 14 2016 62 mins
    The Internet of Things will redefine services offered in such industry sectors as eHealth, smart communities, retail, transportation and energy.  To provide the levels of service required, infrastructure networks will be suffused with levels of complexity beyond any deployed and operated to date. 

    The concept known as “5G” is still being defined.  It will include legacy systems such as 3G, expand the development of 4G LTE, incorporate newly developed technologies such as holographic beamforming and virtualization, and include other types of networks such as WPLANs, satellite, and fiber.  Interoperability of the networks, seamless integration of applications and the transfer of data across the networks and systems will require autonomous and artificial intelligence to ensure seamless, secure and ensured delivery. 
     
    Chris Clayton, Head of Solution Design & Delivery for Beyond Limits, and George Karayannis, Vice President of CityNOW for Panasonic, will take us on a deep dive on how the integration of networks and autonomous artificial intelligence capabilities will enable trusted IoT connectivity demands within Smart Cities.
  • Smart Planning and Design for the Evolving Data Center Landscape Smart Planning and Design for the Evolving Data Center Landscape McKenzie Hughes and Carrie Goetz, The Siemon Company Recorded: Dec 13 2016 59 mins
    This webinar will cover latest trends, the shift to hybrid IT/cloud and colocation, the value of modular designs with preconfigured cabinets, growing vertically instead of horizontally, 40/100G migration (and future 400G) and the importance of low-loss fiber connectivity in backbone switch to switch links.
  • AMPing Up STEM Instruction with 3D Printing AMPing Up STEM Instruction with 3D Printing THE Journal, Stratasys & GIT Recorded: Dec 9 2016 62 mins
    Students will enter a job market that requires skills far different that those of today. Learn how schools are taking new approaches to develop critical thinking with 3D printing for future careers. Witness the connection of teacher instruction and student achievement with Jeff Rosen, Program Director for Technology and Robotics at Georgia Institute of Technology. Jeff outlines AMP (Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential), a National Science Foundation project which includes designed courses, mini challenges and interdisciplinary course experience for grades 6 – 8. Explore the uses of 3D printers for the classroom, and get an introduction to the Stratasys uPrint 3D Printer which offers educators reliability and repeatable results for streamlined learning.
  • Data Center Optical Fiber Standards and Technology Update Data Center Optical Fiber Standards and Technology Update John Kamino, OFS Recorded: Dec 8 2016 61 mins
    The webinar will cover the latest adopted application and cabling standards including draft proposals in front of IEEE and Fibre Channel, the latest progress on 50/100/200 Gigabit Ethernet and 64/256 GFC, and recent and in-process updates of both TIA and ISO/IEC cabling standards.
  • The 5th Wave of Networks The 5th Wave of Networks Limor Schafman for TIA, Manish Singh for TechMahindra Recorded: Dec 1 2016 59 mins
    The 1st Wave of Networks delivered voice. The 2nd Wave delivered mobile voice and SMS. The 3rd Wave of Networks ushered in an era of mobile voice and mobile data. The 4th Wave delivered high speed mobile broadband and packetized mobile voice.

    We are embarking on the 5th Wave of Networks. What market forces are shaping these new networks? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for CSPs? What demands will Massive-IoT, AR/VR, Autonomous Cars, Telemedicine, Smart Cities etc. place on the Networks of the Future? And how will we, as the communications industry, address these demands while also mitigating risk and meeting ROI requirements?

    Join this TIA webcast to learn more about Network Transformation, with Manish Singh, Vice President, SDN & NFV Product Management for TechMahindra.


    About Manish Singh:
    Manish is a well-respected industry leader with over 20 years of experience and specializes in Wireless Networks. He is the Vice President of SDN and NFV Solutions at Tech Mahindra. For three consecutive years, Manish served on the Executive Board of Small Cell Forum. Manish is a Thought Leader with an excellent mix of technology depth and business acumen.

    Before joining Tech Mahindra, Manish served as Radisys’ CTO where he spearheaded the company’s strategic initiatives in SDN, NFV and VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE). Prior to Radisys, Manish was the VP of Product Management at Continuous Computing, where he led the startup’s spectacular growth in Small Cells and DPI. During the course of his career Manish held various Management and Architect positions at Intel, Trillium Digital Systems and C-DOT.

    Manish holds an MS degree from I.I.Sc. Bangalore.
  • Data Center Network Infrastructure: Where do Tier-1 & Tier-2 Tests Bring Value? Data Center Network Infrastructure: Where do Tier-1 & Tier-2 Tests Bring Value? Nicholas Gagnon, BDM Data Center, EXFO Recorded: Nov 29 2016 70 mins
    With the rapid migration and growing adoption of 100G interfaces and the advanced planning of 400G projects, we have seen that reflectance at patch panels can become a serious issue in many cases, especially over existing infrastructure. Everyone agrees that assessing reflectance issues is more profitable before turning-up the services and iOLM-OTDR is the only tool capable of characterizing this parameter.

    This webinar will review the ideal conditions for using IOLM-OTDR technology for Tier-1 certification & certification of fiber infrastructure for high-speed 100G service applications.
  • How to help cut costs with GPS fleet tracking How to help cut costs with GPS fleet tracking John Marciniak, Verizon Networkfleet Recorded: Nov 17 2016 32 mins
    Fuel expenses and driver wages can make up more than half of a fleet operations budget. Whatever the size of your fleet, you can probably use assistance when looking for savings. Whether it’s an up to 25% reduction in fuel spending or an up to 15% reduction in driver overtime, according to research from Frost & Sullivan LCV Telematics Market, telematics can help you meet your fiscal goals. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How to help cut costs with GPS fleet tracking” on November 17, 2016.
  • Designing and Installing Fiber Optic TAPs in Your Network Designing and Installing Fiber Optic TAPs in Your Network Dave Mullen, Leviton Recorded: Nov 17 2016 45 mins
    Traffic Analysis Points (TAPs) are a valuable tool for monitoring fiber optic networks in real time. They can help check network traffic for performance and trouble spots, and analyze security risks – without disrupting the link signal.

    In this live presentation, we will bring you up to speed on:

    How passive optical TAPs work
    Recommendations for installing and testing TAPs
    Ways TAP fiber cassettes can easily integrate into existing cabling infrastructure

    You'll receive a thorough overview of TAP solutions and how to add them to your network designs.

    Attendees of this webinar will earn one (1) BICSI CEC
  • Project Based Learning — Integrating  3D Printing Into Classrooms at Wentworth Project Based Learning — Integrating 3D Printing Into Classrooms at Wentworth Steve Chomyszak, Assistant Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology Recorded: Nov 8 2016 60 mins
    Watch this webinar for an overview of a 14-week project-based 3D printing curriculum developed for technical educators, including:
    • How an interactive learning environment impacted and inspired Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) students
    • How the WIT 3D printing lab went from crickets to buzzing with activity
    • How the curriculum measured up according to students
    • Lessons learned and best practices for teaching the course
    • Faculty impression of the course and future plans
  • Navigating your Engineering Career Path Navigating your Engineering Career Path Dr. Christine Grant Recorded: Nov 3 2016 58 mins
    Join Dr. Christine Grant as she explores professional development strategies in careers ranging from academic to corporate, and provides a new approach to setting priorities and managing the activities and initiatives you’re passionate about.

    Whether you want to forge ahead in your chosen field or find ways to better integrate work with the rest of your life, this webinar is for you. Women in STEM, and particularly in engineering, have unique options in a wide range of professions, but often must confront challenges from within and without.

    Rano Burkanova, Head of Talent Development, Elsevier will also offer a brief overview of Elsevier’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace to advance the efforts of women.
  • Lodging Industry Outlook by STR Lodging Industry Outlook by STR Jeff Higley, STR and Diana Alt, HBI Recorded: Nov 2 2016 56 mins
    On November 2nd, Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now, will join Diana Alt, president of Hotel Brokers International, in a live webinar presentation of hotel performance data trends as tracked by STR. Jeff and Diana will discuss this year’s industry performance and share their projections for 2017.
  • Communications Technologies & Vehicle Connectivity: Trends, Policies, Standards Communications Technologies & Vehicle Connectivity: Trends, Policies, Standards Limor Schafman Recorded: Nov 2 2016 63 mins
    Development of connected vehicles is progressing steadily. The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing DSRC-based connected vehicle technologies through pilot deployments, sponsorship of testing and certification programs, and proposed rulemakings; standards are under development which will harmonize product design and manufacturing; technologies are evolving that enable V2X communications which will push the bar of the consumer experience of connected cars. The Federal Communications Commission is also considering proposals for spectrum sharing in the 5.9 GHz band that could have an impact this vision for DSRC vehicle safety applications.

    We are in the midst of this ecosystem’s evolution. To better understand the debates, risks and business opportunities, join us for this webcast which will discuss:
    • USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Program
    • U.S. and European approaches to V2X communications, and spectrum sharing
    • The Federal Communications Commission spectrum sharing proposal for the 5.9 GHz band
    • The upcoming Department of Transportation DSRC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
    • DSRC communications technology
    • LTE-V communications technology
    • Next Generation Certification Programs for Connected Vehicles
    • And other related topics.


    Joining us to discuss these issues are:
    - Jason M. Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir Consortium | OmniAir Certification Services
    - Jim Lansford, Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm; Chair of the Automotive and DSRC Committees, Wi-Fi Alliance


    ALSO - If you are interested in IoT, TIA's annual report may give you some of the detail forecasts you need for the next 5 years. Please visit this link for more information: http://www.tiaonline.org/resources/tias-2016-2020-ict-market-review-and-forecast
  • SWAN Forum North American Alliance will Promote Data-enabled Smart Water Future SWAN Forum North American Alliance will Promote Data-enabled Smart Water Future Frost & Sullivan and SWAN Forum Recorded: Nov 1 2016 54 mins
    In the past five years, the North American municipal water industry has laid the foundation to leap frog the rest of the world in the adoption of smart, data-driven technologies. The SWAN North American Alliance is organized to help speed this adoption. This webinar is a joint effort between the SWAN Forum and Frost & Sullivan, and will form the first of an ongoing webinar series to highlight and promote best practices for smart solutions within the water industry.
  • Steps For Fleet Safety Success Steps For Fleet Safety Success Jeff Simon of DOT Safety Plus and Annette Correll of Verizon Networkfleet Recorded: Oct 27 2016 58 mins
    Focusing on fleet safety will not only help protect your drivers, but can also help control operating costs, maintain productivity and vehicle health and more. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Steps for fleet safety success.” A panel of fleet industry experts will discuss using fleet management technology to help improve safety and experience benefits throughout your organization.
  • Workplace Fatigue: Managing the Risk Workplace Fatigue: Managing the Risk Todd Dawson Recorded: Oct 26 2016 39 mins
    In both work and life, fatigue is inevitable. It cannot be eliminated, so the risk of fatigue hindering safety is ever present. However, with some proven tools, processes and commitment, fatigue risk can be managed in the workplace and at home.

    Join Todd Dawson for the third and final webinar in the Workplace Fatigue series: Managing the Risk.

    Through case study examples, you will learn some practical risk reduction tactics and discover successful, and unsuccessful, approaches to fatigue management.

    As a special bonus, Dawson will share the tools Caterpillar customers are using to limit the impact of fatigue in their operations, and take your questions about how to deploy them in your organization.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Gain insight into what managing fatigue risk means
    •Understand fatigue management fundamentals
    •Acquire some basic tools to manage fatigue
  • Reliability and Resiliency Fuels Positive Investments in Distribution Automation Reliability and Resiliency Fuels Positive Investments in Distribution Automation Principal Consultant Farah Saeed and Industry Analyst Rajalingam Recorded: Oct 24 2016 41 mins
    With increasing challenges and demand for automation in transmission and distribution applications, OEMs constantly develop systems and applications to support changing grid dynamics. 2016 is expected to see distribution automation sales recording $7 billion, with growth driven by developed economies. The distribution automation market is expected to experience steady growth through 2020, thanks to rising demand from the Asia-Pacific region. This webinar analyzes emerging market trends, such as edge intelligence and increasing distributed energy resources, and will discuss future predictions.
  • 3D Printing Sand Casting Patterns 3D Printing Sand Casting Patterns Rob Winker, Stratasys Applications Engineer Recorded: Oct 13 2016 44 mins
    Sand casting is the process of metal casting using sand as the mold material. The resulting mold cavity is used to create finished metal parts. The production of sand molds and cast metal parts is relatively straightforward and suitable for automated methods. However, fabrication of the patterns used to produce the sand molds (typically CNC machining) is often difficult, time-consuming and expensive.
  • Speed Silicone Rubber Products to Market with 3D Printing Speed Silicone Rubber Products to Market with 3D Printing Uri Masch, Stratasys PolyJet Applications Engineer Recorded: Oct 11 2016 29 mins
    Prototyping and low-volume production of LSR parts are typically handled with manual casting methods, using molds made of metal, RTV or modeling board. However, these kinds of molds can be time and labor intensive to produce and pose limitations on the complexity of the mold.
  • Feeling the Heat, Easing the Strain Feeling the Heat, Easing the Strain Heather Ramsden Recorded: Sep 29 2016 37 mins
    Marflow Hydronics’ introduction to Filterball, Heatsense and Flow Measurement. Introducing the unique Filterball, the ball valve with built in strainer for system maintenance, Heatsense, the ball valve with temperature measuring incorporated and Flow Measurement with interchangeable venturis for flow control and measurement. Marflow Hydronics: offering solutions for all applications.
  • Additive Manufacturing Aids: Focus on Jigs & Fixtures Additive Manufacturing Aids: Focus on Jigs & Fixtures Alissa Wild, Sr. Business Development Manager at Stratasys Recorded: Sep 28 2016 31 mins
    Dig into the details and identify applications on your manufacturing floor for 3D printed jigs and fixtures. In this webinar you'll see many use cases of companies saving time and money while creating efficiency on their production floors with custom jigs and fixtures.
  • Five Smart Ways to Help Boost Fleet Utilization Five Smart Ways to Help Boost Fleet Utilization Matt Mikkelson, Verizon Networkfleet Recorded: Sep 22 2016 31 mins
    Right-sizing your fleet is more complicated than just slashing fleet size and requiring remaining vehicles to do more. But getting it right is worth the effort. With fleet management expert Matt Mikkelson, you’ll learn how a fleet management solution can help you improve fleet efficiency and lower costs. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Five smart ways to help boost fleet utilization,” on September 22, 2016.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?


    Speakers:
    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
  • Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Matt McGarva Jan 31 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Matt McGarva, Product Manager, Engineering Village, as he demonstrates the power and ease of numeric search to find previously undiscovered data across both Compendex and Inspec databases. As an engineer, you know that numeric data -- e.g., the size of a microchip's components, the thermal properties of a material, the bit rate of a data transfer -- is often key to understanding and getting the most from research articles. Now with Compendex, searching numeric data has never been easier. Sally Fell, Product Manager, Engineering Village, will also highlight 2016 enhancements and our vision for 2017.