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 and Catastrophes
This week’s EAM/CMMS news focuses around natural disasters and mechanical malfunctions around the country and ways EAM/CMMS systems can help predict and prevent these instances from happening.
- Western Wildfires Trigger Evacuations in California, Oregonby Tim Stelloh, On Sunday, fires forced evacuations in Oregon and California, left thousands without power in Washington and left the San Francisco Bay Area in a thick gray haze.
- Technical problem snarls flights along East Coast reported by CBS News, Many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast stretching from New York down to the Carolinas were delayed or canceled due to a glitch limiting the ability to process aircraft flight plans.
- Ecuador Declares State of Emergency Over Cotopaxi Volcano Activity by Reuters, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa on Saturday declared a state of emergency following increased activity the day before at the Cotopaxi volcano, giving the government greater leeway to mobilize financial resources in the event an eruption.
Cable Updates for Consumers
This week’s Cable updates revolve around customer’s cable service and changes coming pending the FCC and cable providers.
- Verizon Revs Up Wireline Race With NG-PON2
by Mari Silbey, Next-gen optical technology is getting a boost thanks to a successful field test by Verizon, and a commitment by the telco to issue a request for proposals from equipment and software providers later this year.
- Security Services Boost Cable & Telcos by Mari Silbey, she mentions how after years of hovering around 20%, the adoption rate for home security services in the US bumped up to 23% in 2014. One of the reasons for the increase is because Cable and telecom companies are gaining significant traction with their new smart home offerings.
- FCC Looks to Reform Retrans Rules by Mari Silbey, she says the FCC is looking to protect consumers from TV blackouts by circulating an order that would give pay-TV providers the ability to import an out-of-market broadcast signal if a local broadcaster decides to withhold content. Find out how consumers may benefits from this pending change.
- Rumored Apple TV Service Hits Another Snag
by Mari Silbey, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has postponed plans for a $40-per-month TV service that was due to launch this fall. The new service was supposed to go live with the announcement of a new Apple TV box on September 9, but reportedly Apple is having trouble making deals with broadcasters and will hold off the launch till 2016.
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