Around the Circuit
Future of Structured Cabling Systems Market
In the study "Structured Cabling Systems Market: 2005,"
FTM Consulting, Inc. predicts a resumption of double-digit growth for
structured cabling systems market, driven by products for network
congestion and higher speeds at data centers. According to the study,
these products will require fiber cabling, sales of which may exceed
copper cabling by 2008. The study forecasts that fiber cabling
may grow from $1.2 billion in 2005 to $4 billion by 2010, a growth rate
of 26.3%. To read the complete study, visit FTM's Web
AWEA Joins Wind
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently
the formation of Wind Energy Works, a national coalition of wind energy
advocates. The coalition's mission is to educate the public about the
benefits of wind energy development. Advocacy groups comprising the
coalition include AWEA, Earth Policy Institute, Union of Concerned
Scientists, Wind Power New York, and the Southern Alliance for Clean
Energy, among others. For more information on Wind Energy Works, visit
AWEA's Web site.
Power Quality Analysis You Can See!
The PowerPad is a hand-held, three-phase power quality meter with an
easy-to-read graphical color display. Measurements are displayed along
with color waveforms.
The analyzer is menu-driven with direct access functions that are
activated by push button. All measurements and waveforms can be
displayed and stored for a comprehensive power system.
The PowerPad has a logging function, a transient-capture function, and
an event-capture function. An optical RS-232 and an advanced software
(DataView) that can pilot the PowerPad and provide comprehensive
is included. www.aemc.com
Seeks Proposals for a Public Early Warning System
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Blacksburg, Va., is accepting proposals for installation and testing of
a public early warning system with
two-way radio control and status monitoring to provide coverage for the
local campus. All work, including final acceptance testing, should be
completed and invoiced no later than Oct. 31. All inquiries should be
directed to Pamela R. Conner, VCO, at (540) 231-7852 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sealed proposals will
be received until 3 p.m. EST Aug. 10, and should be mailed or hand
delivered to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Purchasing Department (0333), 270 Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA
24061. Reference the opening date and hour and RFP number in the lower
left corner of the return envelope or package. To download a pdf of the
general information form, visit Virginia
Tech's Web site.
New York Department of Emergency
Communications Solicits Bids for Integrated Network
The Onondaga County, New York, Department of Emergency
Communications is seeking proposals for an integrated computer-aided
dispatch system, records management system, and mobile data network.
preferred proposal is for a single, prime vendor to provide an
integrated suite of products for all three portions of the system.
Proposals including tightly integrated products from multiple vendors
are acceptable, although the prime contractor must assume
for the turnkey implementation of the system. The County has engaged L.
Robert Kimball & Associates to assist in the development and evaluation
of the RFP and the project management of the system implementation.
RFP is available by contacting Dwayne C. Smith, project manager, L.
Robert Kimball & Associates, 8500 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 210, Vienna, VA
22182, or by phone at (202) 412-6461, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Proposals are due 5 p.m. EST Aug. 12.
New compression tool adds pressure to the connection,
not to your hands.
Now you can connect RG-6, RG-6 Quad Shield, and RG-59 compression
connectors to coaxial cable with a single, easy-to-use compression
The special design of the OmniSeal Compression Tool from IDEAL provides
a perfect, permanent connection every time that won't pull off or come
loose. Visit idealindustries.com
to learn more about the new OmniSeal Compression Tool.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's "Construction
Spending" report, the total for construction put in place in May was
$1.1 billion, down 0.9% from April's $1.11 billion total. The
for new residential construction in May, $614.2 million, was down 1.7%
from April's $624 million value. The May total for new non-residential
construction rang in at $241.9 million, down 1.6% from April's total,
$233.2 million. The totals for the past year have been charted in the
line graph below. All values have been calculated at a seasonally
adjusted annual rate.
NIMBUS insulated connectors from ILSCO
single or dual-sided multi-tap configurations in addition to in-line or
offset splicer-reducer connectors. A new mountable version for use in
troughs, wire ways, or panels has recently been introduced. Dual rated
for copper or aluminum conductor, the offering is UL Listed and
removable plugs for entry port closure. Visit our Web site at www.ilsco.com for additional product
Eye on Safety
Greyson's Law Signed by Ohio
On June 30, Greyson's Law, named after the 8-year-old
Ohio boy who died after coming in contact with a railing on a bumper
ride that was energized at 230V at the Lake County Fair in
Painesville Township in 2003, was signed as a provision to the state
budget by Gov. Bob Taft. The law will raise money for inspections by
tripling permit fees paid by ride owners in Ohio to $150 per ride. It
also requires that any amusement ride operated on electrical power be
installed with a circuit breaker that can automatically shut down if an
electrical surge appears on the line. However, rides will still
be required to be inspected only once a year.
Shows and Events
BICSI Plans Fall
The BICSI fall conference is scheduled for Aug. 22-25
the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Exhibitors include 3M Company, DuPont, Ideal Industries, and Sprint,
among others. Seminars will cover topics on CCTV, standards, and
installation. To view the complete schedule and register online, visit
NFPA Announces Call for
The NFPA is now accepting proposals for educational
presentations at its 2006
World Safety Conference & Exposition to be held in
Orlando, Fla., from June 4-9. Presentations should be noncommercial in
with no mention of specific brand names. The deadline for submissions
Aug. 1. For a list of topics and downloadable application, visit NFPA's Web site.
Electric West 2006
The Electric West 2006 organizers are requesting
proposals for papers to be presented at the Electric West 2006
Exposition & Conference held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from
March 1-3. For a list of topics, visit the Electric
site. The deadline for e-mailed, faxed, and mailed
submissions is July 31. For further information, contact Joe Charno by
mail at Electric West, Primedia Business Exhibitions, 11 River Bend
Drive South, Stamford, CT 06907, by phone at (203) 358-4152, by e-mail
or by fax at (913) 514-3778.
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