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THE POWER PUZZLE: REACHING MIDDLE GROUND

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More and more, companies are embracing open concept work spaces—areas designed around optimizing human interaction and collaboration. And for many people, this kind of dynamic, synergistic work isn’t very likely if workers are tethered against…

AUTOMATION: FOR SPACES AS SMART AS THE PEOPLE WHO USE THEM

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Building automation is a rising trend in today’s real estate marketplace. The automation of workplace functions allows a Facilities team to increase efficiency and track the use patterns of a space, as well as enables users to schedule events.…

POWER: LET’S TAKE IT OUTSIDE

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More than ever, people want to work where and how they work best. Thanks to the evolution of technology, that means taking advantage of outdoor spaces as well—but of course, powering up al fresco comes with its own challenges. The need for…

PLANNING FOR POWER IN NEW WORKPLACE DESIGN

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In 2018, work spaces are entirely different than even 10 years ago. The days of “traditional” work spaces are quickly on dwindling, let alone the days of the “cubicle farm.” So what designs do matter for work spaces in 2018? OPEN FLOOR…

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COWORKING SPACES AND MAKERSPACES?

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Welcome to the wonderful world of being able to work wherever you want. Well, almost. Coworking spaces and Makerspaces have been on the rise since the integration of technology into the workplace. While both spaces are slightly different…

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN USB 2.0, USB 3.0 AND USB 4.0

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The Universal Serial Bus (USB) has quickly become an expected technology included in any new tech hardware. From smartphone chargers to flash drives and printer to computer connections. But what is the difference between the two most common…

USB 101: THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS AND CAPABILITIES OF USB

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The Universal Serial Bus was originally developed to be an industry standard connection between communications, computers, and other devices. Dubbed the USB, this technology quickly replaced previous standards that hadn’t been regulated…

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF NON UL APPROVED PRODUCTS IN YOUR WORKSPACE?

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Outfitting an entire office space can seem daunting at first. Confronting a budget in this scenario is particularly complicated. And in times like this, it can be easy to want to find a way to cut a few corners and save some cost. But…

WIRELESS POWER 101: WHAT IS WIRELESS CHARGING?

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WHAT IS WIRELESS POWER CHARGING? The word "wireless" is often associated with wifi - but in this case, it's simply not the same. Wireless power is simply the transfer of energy without the use of connecting cords or cables. In other words,…

WHAT ARE SPILL-PROOF OUTLETS?

You’re probably the coworker that scares all IT and safety managers to death. Why? Oh let’s see, because you always have a coffee mug filled to the brim on your desk? Or your stylish water tumbler tucked out of your sight lines…

WHEN TO USE GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) OUTLETS

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When designing a space with electrical outlets, it’s always important to assess ways to improve the safety of the space. Whether you are designing a brand new start-up facility or even if you are just remodeling your own kitchen at home,…