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  • Know the Challenges Solar Project Fittings Can Face

    Solar energy has grown from a niche player in the electricity-generation market to a significant contributor to U.S. energy markets. Aiding that growth have been notable equipment improvements, including more efficient photovoltaic (PV) panels and the introduction of smart inverters enabling safer and more productive operation of installed PV systems. But some contractors might not yet realize that even the most basic connectors and other fittings also have become optimized for the harsh conditions they can face in solar applications.

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  • Honeywell Report: USB Drives Pose Significant Security Threat

    A new report released by Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Solutions and Services warns that a big threat to industrial process controls can come in very small packages — namely, removable USB devices and flash drives used to transfer data between and among computers.

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  • IDEA Connector: New Name, but Same Great Data

    For the last 20 years, behind the scenes, the Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) has been working to develop and improve the way electrical contractors and distributors find the electrical product and pricing information they need for bidding and other purposes. Long called the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), the product database IDEA manages, was recently rechristened IDEA Connector, in a move IDEA says more clearly communicates the database’s intent.

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  • Bridgeport Secures Liquid-Tight Fittings with Polyolefin

    Bridgeport Fittings protects its liquid-tight Cor-Shield straight-line connectors with a coating of polyolefin, offering connectors for use with metallic and non-metallic “Type B” liquid-tight conduit that are free from phthalates, halogens, isocyanates, heavy metals, VOCs and chlorine components.

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  • IDEA’s IDW Data for Contractors Enters Year Three

    The IDEA (Industry Data Exchange Association) Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) is now entering its third year of successful use by contractors worldwide to streamline parts ordering and produce accurate and timely estimates.

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