BASEC is bringing in new controls on imperial and metric cable lengths to facilitate trade in either system, following the European Union (EU) ruling that Britain can continue to use imperial measurements.
Electronics giant Phillips – which pioneered the connection of lighting equipment over the internet with its Hue lamp – has joined the AllSeen Alliance, which is developing a common software framework for devices, services and apps through its AllJoyn project.
Following the April introduction of the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015, TrustMark is providing support and advice to help electricians comply with the significant health and safety requirements that now apply to all home improvements and building work. By James Hunt:
Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, is offering a series of free Power Quality Seminars as part of its programme of seminars for 2015 throughout the UK and Ireland.
Electrical Safety First has warmly welcomed the Government’s plan to introduce measures requiring landlords to improve safety in the private rented sector (PRS). But the Charity has noted its disappointment that proposals do not include the regular electrical safety checks it has lobbied for –...
The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) has created the new position of Director of Business and External Affairs and appointed its new head, while Recolight has appointed new board members and chair. By James Hunt:
The lack of women in engineering is a very real problem, so it is good to report any news that is helping to solve this difficulty. One such is the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. Now, for 2014, three outstandingly good young women engineers have been rewarded by the IET for their...
Cables and systems specialist Draka has launched a flat 24-port patch panel with angled keystone jack ports for superior cable management and easy patch lead distribution for use in high density cable environments such as data centres.