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BSRIA’s Building Better Homes Faster 2 event took place on Friday 12 January 2018. Key messages included: culture, challenges and clarity (3Cs). 

Tassos Kougionis, principal consultant for residential (BSRIA Chair) Kougionis discussed current housing construction challenges and opportunities. Main areas of focus included increased delivery, quality and the robustness of the supply chain. 

IP House, a new entrant to the UK Colocation Market, are located at the edge of London’s financial district

They have selected Schneider Electric’s industry leading EcoStruxure IT platform to provide proactive 24/7 monitoring of their ISO-accredited, 2MW data centre

The cryptocurrency space has been fraught with cases of fraud and scams and with it being such a new industry with little in the way of regulation, it has been an ongoing focus of governments. This focus has only increased in recent months due to the number of high profile incidents, such as the theft of $500 million of digital money from the Coincheck Exchange.

This incident, and subsequent action from the regulators, added to the ongoing pressures to introduce regulation into the cryptocurrency space; assuming that we haven’t seen a bubble burst, it was one of the major contributing factors to the fear, uncertainty and doubt that has seen a cryptocurrency crash and an ongoing bear market, prices having fallen over 70% from all-time highs set in December 2017 and January 2018.

To many, Martindale means socket testing, from the first ever ring main socket tester to today’s comprehensive range of residential and industrial check plugs you can rely on the Martindale to deliver fast and safe socket testing every time.

The new ELEDD Micro launching early summer 2018 by Mackwell completes the ELEDD family and provides a new intelligent emergency driver capable of driving multiple output levels in maintained and non-maintained operation. Designed as a truly flexible driver platform the output and test duration can be pre-set to meet the requirements of the connected emergency LED.

It was launched last year as an extensive collection of interchangeable mounting plates and modules, available in the most comprehensive choice of finishes, to offer the ultimate in flexible, modular grid solutions. Now Scolmore is adding to its GridPro range with the offer of in-house laser etching across all of its GridPro modules.

Stephen Bray, delivery driver at CEF, has been crowned Driver of the Year at the 2018 What Van? Awards.

Driver of the Year, a new addition to the awards, recognises exceptional driving performance across light commercial vehicle fleets. Beating almost 10,000 other drivers, Stephen picked up the award after consistently achieving 100% on his driving performance – a statistic provided by Lightfoot, the in-van technology which promotes safe and environmentally-friendly driving.

Olson Electronics has recently released its new website to enable purchasing of its products online for the very first time. The website is a significant improvement from their previous version and has been released in-line with their 55-years of British manufacturing celebration. With Olson being the market leader of PDUs and highly regarded within the industry, I can already see this will be welcomed by all of Olson’s current and future customers.

By Stewart Langdon MSLL, business development director, Mackwell Electronics

So, the scene has been set, we have our smart tool, the phone or tablet; we have Apps and we have wireless, 4G and other smart networks which is great news, but what does it really give us? Well to be honest, this is where the hype kicks in and perhaps the confusion. For a definition of the Internet of Things I refer you to this definition from Wikipedia; the Internet of Things is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as ‘connected devices’ and ‘smart devices’), buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software sensors, actuators and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data

The 4th annual UtiliNet Europe 2018 draws together 100+ utility telecom and cyber-security professionals for 3 intensive days of packet telecom implementation reviews. 14+ case studies reveal how European TSOs and DSOs are future-proofing their telecom networks to ensure high levels of reliability and cyber security as the migration from SDH to IP-MPLS and MPLS-TP takes hold.

  • 15 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
  • Hotel Metropole Brussels, Belgium

Driving the cost-effective roll-out of Digital Substations to support smart grid functionality, flexibility and security.

  • 10 April 2018 - 12 April 2018
  • Courtyard Düsseldorf Seestern, Germany

Data Centre World returns on 21st-22nd March for its 10th year of being at the forefront of the data centre industry. After a whole ground-breaking decade of success, welcome to Data Centre World 2018.

  • 21 March 2018 - 22 March 2018
  • Excel London
  • Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway