Mintek brings you the latest in EAM/CMMS systems and news in the major cable industries each week from around the globe. Learn how these new developments in EAM/CMMS and cable can affect your business or home.

EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.

This week’s news focuses on how preventive maintenance can help protect against automotive malfunctions and facility errors.

Woodland Hills, CA – November 2, 2014: Close-up of Tesla Logo at the Supercar Sunday Electric Vehicles in Woodland Hills, CA.
  1. Feds Investigate Tesla Autopilot System After First Fatal Accident by Andy Szal, Federal transportation authorities are investigating Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system in the wake of the first U.S. fatality involving a car operating in a self-driving mode.
  2. 5 Workers Hurt In Explosion At Georgia Aluminum Plant by The Associated Press, An explosion at an aluminum plant injured five workers and rocked buildings up to a mile away in a city about 35 miles southwest of Atlanta on Wednesday, authorities said.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable updates focus on mobility in the marketplace and the set-top box dilemma.

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  1. Arris Ends Dream of Set-Top Software Riches by Mari Silbey, In the latest sign that maybe set-top vendors should stick to their knitting, Arris Group Inc. has announced a plan to sell off its Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform to software specialist Espial Group Inc.
  2. Freewheel Falls but Cable Still Bullish on Mobile by Mari Silbey, Less than a year and a half after Cablevision launched its WiFi phone service known as Freewheel, new owner Altice has decided to shut it down.
  3. Cisco: Programmers Will Virtualize First by Mari Silbey,The cable industry is hot on network virtualization, but, according to Cisco, video distributors won’t be the first in the media business to take advantage of virtualized systems. That honor will fall to video programmers.

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