Technology Articles

Buildings aren’t just brick and mortar anymore; some can be as technologically complex as computers, due to building automation, interoperability, wifi, HVAC, and other high tech components.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering Ingenuity

It's the end of Summer '09, and people are starting to get back to reality. Kids are going back to school, manufacturing is gearing up for a tenuous economic recovery, and engineers are doing what they do best--"MacGyver"-ing whatever they can to keep things chugging... [...]

Targeted Magnetic Ballast Phase Out To Begin Next Year

The July 1, 2010 date marks the last step of a multi-step phase-out that began on July 1, 2005, the date when ballast manufacturers could no longer sell T12 magnetic ballasts for use in new fixtures with full wattage T12... [...]

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Entertaining The Elephants

A high school student is busy creating amenities for the some of the largest residents of the Oregon... [...]

Penn State Expands Wi-Fi

Visitors will now be able to access the Internet on the university's 23 campuses using any Wi-Fi enabled... [...]

Datacom Contamination: Stopping It Before It Starts

While particle and gaseous contamination resulting from dust and dirt can lead to unexpected shutdowns of critical IT equipment, the connection between contamination and hardware failures is often... [...]

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: RPM10 Tachometer

Extech Instruments, a supplier of test and measurement equipment for the industrial marketplace, has introduced a new photo/contact... [...]

IT Up or Down These Days?

The slowing economy is having very little effect on demand for IT services, while driving improvements in energy efficiency and resource utilization, according to a recently released... [...]

Improved Efficiency and Citywide Wi-Fi Come to Hollywood

Dubbed Wireless Hollywood: Efficiency Through Innovation, the free outdoor Wi-Fi system will improve the efficiency of numerous city departments including Public Utilities, Police, Code Enforcement, and Building.... [...]

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: InteLite Sensor

"Smart" sensors have the ability to adapt a facility's lighting schedule based on occupancy... [...]

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MUTAFLEX SYSTEM

This flexible system from Figueras International Seating helps facility managers to handle special event seating with... [...]