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 and Preventive Maintenance

This week’s EAM/CMMS news focuses on how businesses and communities implementing an EAM/CMMS can help protect against malfunctions and natural disasters.

  1. Officials Expect To Resolve Contaminated Water From Fukushima Meltdown By 2020 by Andy Szal, Utility officials believe that they will contain and store the massive amounts of radioactive water at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant within five years.
  2. 2 Million Across South Brace for Devastating Flooding by Brinley Bruton, Around 2 million people across the South braced for more devastating flooding and hail on Monday after days of relentless rain and violent thunderstorms and triggered evacuations.
  3. Tailoring HVAC Upgrades to Tight Facility Needs by Dan Hounsell, Students thrive in clean, quiet and comfortable learning environments. Daikin contributed to such a setting in an energy-saving HVAC upgrade at Achilles Elementary School in Hayes, Va., one of nine facilities operated by the Gloucester County Public School District.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable updates focus around two primary cable providers: Comcast and Charter; one awaiting final approval on their merger and the other adding new services for consumers.

  1. Charter: Cable Can Reinvent Enterprise Services by Carol Wilson, Cable operators have an opportunity to capitalize on their greenfield position with many enterprises by designing services more closely tied to how those companies actually use their networks, a Charter Communications executive said March 10th.
  2. What If Cable Does the Full Duplex? by Mari Silbey, Cable’s Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology may still be in the innovation stage, but if it eventually morphs into an industry specification, the practical effect on cable infrastructure will be dramatic.
  3. Comcast Scoops Up OneTwoSee by Mari Silbey, Adding to its growing wealth of software expertise, Comcast announced March 7th it has acquired Philadelphia-based sports technology company OneTwoSee, the startup behind the cable operator’s X1 sports app.
  4. Comcast Hints at New Home WiFi Plans by Mari Silbey, Comcast is all about the cloud, but CEO Brian Roberts hinted recently that the cable giant is also ready to get more serious about in-home WiFi networks.
  5. HBO Balks at Charter-TWC Deal Over Its Impact on Web Video by Todd Shields, Time Warner Inc. began HBO’s streaming video service last year, letting consumers watch HBO shows without a cable-TV subscription. Now the entertainment programmer wants to make sure online video competition isn’t squashed if its former cable unit is purchased by Charter.

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