Smart lighting is perceived as a feature of the indoor experience, but now it’s set to break new ground outdoors. Martin Allcock, CP Electronics’ OEM sales manager, looks at how new technology is helping create the smart cities of tomorrow.
Electrotechnical has always been a fast-evolving sector, with home automation and smart technology coming onto the scene in recent years. With regulations frequently updated, Nick Pollard, product manager at JTL discusses how individuals, employers and the industry as a whole can stay ahead of the curve through continuing professional development (CPD).
The political wind has been blowing towards complete rail electrification for decades now without significant progress, so it’s clearly not a straightforward problem to tackle. If it’s to be done, it needs be done right. Steve Hughes, MD of REO UK, explains the importance of ensuring the components underpinning electric trains are carefully considered.
We’re all familiar with smart phones, smart homes, hell we even have smart kettles, but when it comes to control, what happens when we get ‘smart’ on an industrial level? As the buzz surrounding the smart factory continues to snowball, what exactly is it that makes them so dang clever? Gavin Stoppel, product manager, digital solutions at Harting Ltd tells us more.
Nobody now pretends that the long-standing Government target, to put 63 million smart meters, into every home and SME by this January, stands any chance of being met. What is most galling is the news that eight out of the 25 electricity vendors charged with delivering this scheme are still installing those seriously old-fashioned SMETS-1 meters.