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Cooling Strategies for Data Centers

Increased data volumes and high-speed switching requirements are pushing manufacturers to get creative when it comes to thermal cooling strategies. The proliferation of streaming services, social media, digital automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to a rapid increase in data volumes. Large amounts of data are being generated as sensors feed intelligent Read More >>

The Evolution of Connected Home Technologies

The IoT is transforming consumers’ homes into hubs of hands-free functionality. The next phase of connected home development will bring artificial intelligence and data-gathering systems into household routines. The idea of “home” has greatly evolved throughout the millennia. Over the decades, technology has transformed homes into hubs of functionality — centers of entertainment, work, fitness, Read More >>

October 2019 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. October 2019 Connector Industry News October 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Amphenol Pcd is showcasing its MIL-DTL-24308-qualified D-Subs, all-weather UAS solutions, military cable solutions, and military clamp Read More >>

Talk to Your House: The Roadmap for the Smart Home

Home automation technology begins with the human voice and extends to the Internet of Things (IoT) thanks to smaller, faster, smarter connectivity products. In the past few years, certain slow-to-evolve consumer technologies have really started to work. One such technology is voice recognition. Although speech analysis, acoustic transcription, and voice recognition technologies have been around Read More >>

Seven Design Tips for Smart Appliances

Smart appliances create new challenges for device designers, who must integrate additional components and manage power, data transfer, size, and heat considerations in compact, unobtrusive packages that satisfy consumer demands. Consumers who value the improved control, energy efficiency, reliability, and convenience of smart home devices are driving the trend toward high-end connected appliances that can Read More >>

Smart-Home Technology for the Disability Community

A new wave of connector-rich technologies are giving greater independence to people with disabilities By Adam Wahlberg When Mark Siegel wants to play music in his Minneapolis condo, he twitches his left ear. This is how he controls his iPad, which is how he manages his home environment. To him it’s all quite remarkable. “I Read More >>

The connected home

Growth of the Connected Home

The connected home is a rapidly emerging market and platform for products and innovations. Whether you call it the connected home, smart home or home automation, it is a hub of activity for connectivity and sensor solutions. While mainstream adoption may still be years away, we know this market is poised for growth. It represents Read More >>

Smart Home as a Service – Still a Work in Progress

The way smart home-enabled devices will be installed and will operate is still evolving, and the same is true for the connectors and cabling vendors that supply the industry.   The nearly 31,000 residents that call the Shanghai Culture Garden home live in the four-square-mile enclave surrounded by Parisian architecture and Paris-style shops, truly a Read More >>

What is SHaaS? And Why Should You Care?

A Comcast survey shows that homeowners want a smart home, but they want services, not a collection of connected devices. What do design engineers need to know about SHaaS when specifying interconnects for these systems?   In April 2016, Comcast released a report entitled, The Safe & Smart Home: Security in the Smart Home Era, Read More >>

Intelligent Buildings and Smart Homes: Solving for Connectivity

With technology costs decreasing, growing consumer interest in connected home applications, and greater reliance on the efficiency of the Cloud, solutions for home and commercial building automation become more sophisticated and accessible. Intelligent Buildings and Smart Homes The global home automation market now encompasses all controllable elements in the modern home. Connected lighting, appliances, entertainment, and Read More >>