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 prepare for and against disaster situations in nature and at work.
- More Than 500K Hoverboards Recalled After Fires by The Associated Press, More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and spewing smoke.
- Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Investigated For Brake Failure by The Associated Press, The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning.
- The 5 Key Components Of A Good Scale Maintenance Program by Russ Desilets, Companies purchase scales because the value of goods entering or exiting a facility is based on their weight. Without assured scale accuracy a company can lose thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars annually thus reinforcing the need for a maintenance program.
Cable News around the Globe
This week’s cable updates focus on Comcast’s interactions with current partners and new opportunites and cable WiFi hotspots reaching new heights.
- What Does Comcast Want From Arris? by Mari Silbey, A curious press release circulated recently highlighting a new warrant agreement between Arris and Comcast. Under the terms of the agreement, Arris is offering Comcast up to 8 million shares of its company if the US cable operator reaches certain spending thresholds in 2016 and 2017.
- US Cable WiFi Hotspots Near 17 Million by Mari Silbey, The cable industry’s future in mobility is still uncertain, but while the pundits predict potential outcomes, a new Heavy Reading report sizes up exactly where cable companies stand today with their own WiFi deployments.
- Comcast Confirms Netflix Coming to X1 by Mari Silbey,Comcast and Netflix Inc. confirmed July 5th, 2016 they are working together to integrate the Netflix over-the-top video service into the Comcast X1 pay-TV platform.
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