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October 31, 2019 | Volume No. 10 Subscribe
Practice Good Cyber Hygiene Habits
The Internet of Things is growing rapidly. By 2020 there will be nearly 30 billion IoT devices around the world. The proliferation of these devices could pose a threat to the internet at large if companies have not taken appropriate cybersecurity measures to protect these devices.

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Muhammad Ali Earns Top SES Award
The Society for Standards Professionals presented its Emerging Professional Award to Muhammad Ali, AStd, Technical Program Manager for the NEMA Building Infrastructure Division.

Index Values Improve in September but Remain Weak
The current conditions reading held steady at 50 this month, equaling September’s index value and once again teetering on the line indicating expansion.

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff
At NEMA, our primary function is to develop Standards that help manufacturers and their customers readily adopt technologies while assuring safety, efficiency, reliability,
and usability and anticipating future technology evolution.

Medical Device Servicing Requires Oversight
Medical imaging devices allow healthcare providers to observe and analyze the anatomy and physiological functioning of patients without invasive surgery.

Energy-Efficiency Regulations to Be Harmonized Under USMCA
As part of the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, federal agencies will seek to harmonize their energy conservation Standards and test procedures for regulated products.

Highlights from Cable Tray Installation Guidelines
NEMA Industry Director Daniel Abbate provides a brief overview of the NEMA publication Cable Tray Installation Guidelines VE-2. The main sections of this guide are highlighted and include storage, installation, maintenance,
and type descriptions for cable trays.

New Lighting Standard Specifies Requirements for Communications Devices Supported by Digital Interface
ANSI C137.4-2019 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Digital Interface with Auxiliary Power specifies the minimum requirements for devices such as drivers, controls, sensors, and communication devices that support a digital interface between devices.

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