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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.

This week’s EAM news focuses on facility mishaps that potentially could’ve been avoided and lighting savings in industrial plants.

  1. Workers Exposed To Fire, Explosion Hazards At Atlanta Recycler by Rachel Blair-Frasier, An Atlanta-based paper and plastic recycler faces more than $133,000 in penalties after Department of Labor investigators found workers exposed to fire, explosion and machine guarding hazards.
  2. U.S. Gov’t Accuses Fiat Chrysler Of Cheating On Emissions by Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker, The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.
  3. Bringing Industrial Lighting Under Control by Antony Corrie, Antony,president of worldwide sales at Harvard Technology, explains how new generation wireless lighting control systems and LED solutions are bringing substantial benefits to the industry.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable news focuses around FCC regulations and what’s in store for cable and competitors this year.

  1. Big Year Ahead for Cable Network Capex by Alan Breznick, Will spending on cable network upgrades take off this year? George Notter certainly thinks so.
  2. It’s the End of TV as We Know It by Mari Silbey, Once upon a time, television was a common cultural experience. Now, however, the media universe is so fractured that every program is competing against shows on hundreds of other channels, on multiple different video services and ranging in time from the current moment to decades in the past.
  3. Who Needs a Gig? Verizon’s Got 750 Mbit/s by Mari Silbey,Verizon has announced a new Internet service tier with speeds reaching 750 megabits per second. The upgraded service will start rolling out on January 14 in New York City, northern New Jersey and Richmond, with Verizon planning to extend to portions of Boston and Norfolk before the end of the first quarter.
  4. How AT&T’s FCC End Run Could Backfire by Alan Breznick, AT&T and Time Warner are seeking to circumvent a potentially problematic FCC review of their merger pact by keeping Time Warner’s broadcast licenses under that company’s control. But the maneuver could easily turn out to be too clever, backfiring badly on the two media companies unified interface.

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