Without PoE, deploying necessary technology like the humble office phone, WiFi access points and IP cameras attracts high initial costs. Introducing higher future costs when reconfiguring the network, device locations supplying individual power and communications cabling varies building extremities. PoE, on the other hand, substantially reduces the cost of building large-scale smart cities, road and rail infrastructure by combining both power and Ethernet in one cable, but it’s not without its limitations.
Cellular connectivity has become a major part of Industrial Networks and is being used considerably more for remote access, predictive maintenance, and monitoring of assets. Setting up a cellular device can be tricky as there are many variables that can affect the reliability and speed of a cellular connection. Before installing a device, some questions need to be asked so that we maximise the availability of our network.
WHS Legislation in all states puts the primary duty of care on a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) to ensure worker health and safety by eliminating or minimising risk so far as reasonably practicable. PCBU Officers such as company directors have a responsibility to exercise due diligence to ensure that the PCBU complies with the regulations. Plant designers, manufacturers and suppliers also have varying levels of responsibilities in relation to worker health and safety.