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July 12, 2017
News 
 

OpenText launches new AI offering, takes aim at Watson

Enterprise Information Management (EIM)vendor OpenText today announced the availability of OpenText Magellan, the company’s new Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that it said combines open source machine learning with advanced analysis and the capabilities to acquire, merge, manage and analyze Big Data and Big Content.


Caribbean nations to gain from build of new optic subsea system

Deep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a subsea fiber-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, have contracted with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company to build and deploy the Deep Blue subsea cable system.


Toronto named as site of next two BICSI conferences

BICSI has selected Toronto as the location for its 2019 and 2021 BICSI Conference & Exhibition. The dates will be as follows:
• 2019 BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition; April 8-11, 2019, Toronto Congress Centre
• 2021 BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition; April 19-22, 2021, Toronto Congress Centre
 
Sponsor Spotlight 
 
Berk-Tek

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new products 
 
TSOC wall plate

TSOC tool allows consistent cut out of single gang wall plates

The EZ-Template from Mississauga, Ont.-based Transglobal Systems of Canada Inc. or TSOC is a convenient and cost effective tool that provides a consistent cut out for single gang low voltage wall plates, the company says. The TSOC EZ-Template is equipped with a bubble level to ensure a consistent horizontal plane and a pencil for tracing.
The item itself can be used by electrical and network cabling professionals for install or repair of any modular connection in the Work Area and Telecom room related to:
• IP Networks
• Data Networks
• Security Networks
• Home Networks
TSOC products are approved for installation by consultant engineers, designers, telephone service providers, data centre professionals, IT departments, network cabling installers and electrical contractors.
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Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools launches fiber optic stripper, Kevlar scissors

Platinum Tools has announced the launch of the 5-in-1 Fiber Optic Stripper and Fiber Optic Kevlar Scissors. With an MSRP of US$21.95, 5-in-1 Fiber Optic Stripper features include a five cavity design which allows for use with a multitude of fiber optic cables, pre-set design ensures all cavities are precision set and no adjustments are required, cushioned grip handles provide positive non-slip, comfortable operation, and it is factory set and calibrated. It comes in a red/black body, it is 7 in. (177.8 mm) long, weighs 4.59 oz. (130g), and strips 2.8 - 3.0 mm outside jacket, 2.0 - 3.0 mm loose tube fiber, 2.0 - 2.4 mm outside jacket, 900 micron buffer, 250 micron acrylate coating.
The Kevlar Fiber Optic Scissors, which list for US$18.95 MSRP, easily cuts Kevlar, full serrated bottom blade for non-slip cutting, and easily re-sharpens and holds cutting edge. Coming in red, it is 5.75 inches (146.05 mm) long, weighs 2.12 oz. (60g), and is best utilized for Kevlar material, Aramid yarn, soft cables, and electrical tape.
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Events 
 

Smart Cities Expo World Forum

Sept. 18-19
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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BICSI Fall Conference

Sept. 24-28
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Canadian Wireless Trade Show

Oct. 17-18
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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