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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.

Top updates in EAM news focuses on safety precautions in factories, maintenance must-have’s, and how you can protect your staff from hazardous conditions.

  1. Positive Contractor Relations Vital To Roof Facility Maintenance by Tyler Fleming, No matter what kind of industry you’re in, your facilities protect the people working inside them and the valuable assets necessary to keep the business operating — inventory, equipment, critical infrastructure and more.
  2. Wisconsin Mill That Exploded Had Been Reprimanded On Safety by Todd Richmond, A Wisconsin corn mill that exploded late Wednesday night was reprimanded by federal safety inspectors six years ago for not taking precautions against dust explosions, which are a major hazard in handling grain, records show.
  3. Florida Cable Manufacturer Cited After Fatal Accident Investigation by OSHA, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a dozen citations and proposed $226,431 in fines following its investigation into the Nov. 29, 2016, death of a 26-year-old machine operator at a Pensacola-area electrical cable manufacturer.

What’s Going on in the World of Cable?

Four updates in cable that revolve around wireless partnerships, wireless breaking more into cable, and how the two seem to be merging more than ever.

  1. Arris Has Designs on a Smarter Cable Edge by Mari Silbey, The cable optical node is getting a makeover. And Arris, among others, wants to make sure that next-generation nodes are smarter, more capable and well-placed for future wired and wireless cable services.
  2. Verizon Offered $100B+ for Charter by Ray Le Maistre, Months after a merger of Verizon and Charter was deemed unlikely, fresh reports suggest the cable giant has rejected a takeover bid from the telco worth more than $100 billion.
  3. What’s at the End of the CORD? by Mari Silbey, The whole notion of a Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) is the telecom industry’s way of taking innovative data center technologies, including virtualization and software-driven services, and feeding them into the broadband access network.
  4. How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber by Alan Breznick, Despite today’s fiber-feeding frenzy, stringing more fiber is not necessarily the solution to all broadband problems for service providers.

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