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Intelligent LEDs Help Farmers Grow Superfoods

Indoor farming technologies centered around intelligent LEDs help grow new “superfood” crops that serve pharmaceutical and nutritional industries New indoor farming technologies that can create perfect growing conditions are taking the element of chance out of crop production. As climate change makes traditional farming less predictable, indoor vertical farming operations offer protected and optimized growingRead More

Matter: A Show of Unity for Connectivity

In the history of electronics, few single initiatives have been so universally embraced as the Matter protocol. Over 200 companies have agreed on a way to seamlessly connect devices in a smart home. One of the defining technologies of the late 20th century was the IoT (Internet of Things). Today, its network of connected nodesRead More

Smart Home Technologies Integrate IoT to Provide Convenience and Cost-Savings

Consumers have quickly adopted convenient and cost-saving Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for home appliances, entertainment devices, and energy and security systems, reshaping the way we live, work, and manage our properties. Smart homes are answering consumer demands for ease, entertainment, comfort, and sustainability. Powered by computing devices and information technology, smart homes allow for multipleRead More

Our Latest eBook Explores Connectivity for Smart Technology

Download this free resource to learn more about new solutions. In our Fall 2022 eBook, Smart Connectivity, Connected Infrastructure, and the Internet of Things, industry experts explore the role interconnects play in the vast array of connected technology. Connected devices are part of nearly all areas of life, from consumer gadgets to industry technology to medicalRead More

Solving 5G Interconnect Design Challenges

As 5G installations continue to roll out, momentum around the fifth-generation broadband brings design challenges and opportunities in equal measure. The proliferation of data-intensive new technologies that rely on high-speed data delivery means the arrival of 5G connectivity is right on time. These technologies transmit and receive huge volumes of data at speeds we’ve neverRead More

Beyond the Bulb: Industrial Lighting Trends Expand Innovation in Key Markets

The possibilities that connected LED lighting offer go far beyond illuminating spaces. Smart, programmable lighting is bringing creativity and efficiency to the built environment. An ongoing evolution in lighting technologies is bringing new creativity and functionality to buildings, industrial sites, and urban infrastructure for industrial lighting. This evolution is largely driven by LED technology. TheRead More

Connectors for Smart Building & Factory Applications  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for smart buildings and smart factory applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Smart Buildings & Smart Factory Applications LEMO connectors can be used on collaborative robots for industrial applications as well as for control, articulated manipulator, and automation systems. As robots become more complex, LEMO connectors enable connecting sensors,Read More

Plastic Optical Fiber Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights plastic optical fiber connectors from leading suppliers. Plastic optical fiber (POF) cables are made from light-conducting plastics, polymers, and acrylics, are typically used for short, low-speed data links and illumination, and are renowned for their ease of installation, low cost, and flexibility. Plastic Optical Fiber Connectors Molex offers fully customizableRead More

Single-Pair Ethernet Helps Industrial Designers Update and Build Systems for Industry 4.0

These simplified, yet powerful SPE connectors will help integrate equipment and buildings into a powerful, data-rich Industrial Internet of Things. The standardization of single-pair Ethernet (SPE) in 2019 enabled designers of industrial architectures to envision new levels of power, data speeds, and reliability for manufacturing facilities, building automation systems, and transportation networks. The IEEE 802.3cg-2019Read More

Smart Connectivity Brings LED Lighting to Industrial Environments

Intelligent and efficient LED lighting makes smart buildings, warehouses, and other industrial settings safer and more comfortable, energy efficient, and cost-effective. As bulb pricing and light quality has reached parity with other modes, LED lighting technology is now widely used in homes, where it is valued for its energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It is alsoRead More

Five Common Solutions for Connecting Two Industrial Ethernet Cables

How do you connect two Ethernet cables to each other while maintaining environmental ratings, signal integrity, and data speeds? We examine the capabilities, pros, and cons of five common solutions. By Nate Owens, Product Marketing Manager, Industrial Field Connectivity, and Sam Hartman Product Marketing Specialist, Industrial Field Connectivity, Phoenix Contact USA Industrial Ethernet How doRead More

July 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. July 2020 Connector Industry News July 2020 Connector Industry News > Event News Phoenix Contact’s fifth annual Smart Communities conference will be presented as a three-part, online-only series ofRead More

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