Josh Mahan

Higher Densities in Higher-Education Applications

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Public colleges and universities have taken on the role of the “center of the universe” in the realm of supercomputing. Supercomputers have advanced to a point where they surpass human intellect and reasoning, despite being man-made technology. These machines greatly contribute to increasing our knowledge, but also put pressure on the physical support they require, …

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Data Integration Architecture for Smart Buildings

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In an intelligent built environment, bringing together data from different sources involves recognizing, changing, examining and using that information to enhance the value of a building’s most important asset. By blending efficient data integration with innovative technology, stakeholders can gain a better understanding of how a building’s systems and components operate in harmony and establish …

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Control Room Design Adaptability and Modularity

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In 2020, adaptability became a crucial aspect in our daily routines, including work, education, and socialization. As we transition back to the workplace, it’s important to consider the new safety measures in the work environment. While these changes may be temporary, it’s essential to keep future vision in mind while adapting to current needs. Critical …

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The Changing Landscape of K-12 School Security

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The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the significance of safety and security in K-12 educational facilities, as school staff is now required to consider both conventional security measures as well as continuously evolving health protocols. Three crucial areas of concern include perimeter security, emergency communication, and active shooter systems. Perimeter Security Solutions For over a decade, …

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“Open” BMS is Essential to Smart Buildings

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As society and businesses increase the need for building owners and managers to enhance the efficiency, sustainability, productivity, and tenant experience of their structures, the function of Building Management Systems (BMS) is growing beyond its traditional role in building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). The term “open” is frequently used to describe the desired …

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3 Reasons to Consider VMS Security for Commercial Properties

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Risk assessment is a ubiquitous term in the safety sector. Businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and retailers continuously evaluate the hazards they face and the strategies they can employ to tackle them. This can involve installing efficient access control systems to secure employees, devising a cybersecurity plan to defend a corporate network, or applying analytics to …

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The Key to Sustainability Initiatives: Smart Buildings

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Sadly, governments and corporations have significantly failed us regarding the recent climate crisis. These days it feels like most sustainability initiatives are too little too late. So, what’s the solution to the problem?  One fix for commercial buildings wasting a lot of energy is smart buildings. But exactly what features do smart buildings have that …

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Renewable Energy for Data Centers: Here Are the Options

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When most people think of data centers, they don’t think of energy waste. But the reality is that these centers rely on electricity to power things like servers, cooling systems, network devices, and different storage drives.  While coal has been the go-to power source for data centers, many companies are interested in more long-term solutions. …

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Edge Computing Systems Lower Cybersecurity Risk in Healthcare

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If you work in healthcare, you know that your databases are likely vulnerable to cybercriminals. A cyber attack will not only shake the public’s confidence in your healthcare business but also ruin people’s lives.  You might want to consider edge computing systems if you can’t afford traditional IT cybersecurity. But what are these types of …

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