Philadelphia, Pa. — Eneref Institute announced the launch of its National
Interior Daylight initiative in January. The campaign is tailored to advance
the specification of daylighting as a significant light source in commercial
and residential facilities.
Multiple lighting studies have demonstrated increased health and human
productivity benefits in spaces with properly designed natural interior
daylight. Daylight harvesting, including windows, skylights and tubular
daylighting devices, in place of or in conjunction with traditional electric
lighting, can significantly reduce a building’s energy load.
To launch the NID initiative, Eneref Institute authored a daylighting
market report titled “Seven Market Obstacles to Daylighting,” which was
scheduled for publication in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of
the Illuminating Society, LD+A Magazine. The report is also available on
Suwanee, Ga., and Kirkland, Wash. — Icom Incorporated and JVCKenwood
Corporation have jointly announced plans to offer products that
support both trunking protocols in the NXDN technical standard.
Type-C is a control channel-based trunking architecture; while Type-D
is a distributed logic-based architecture. To date, Icom and JVCKenwood
have provided one or the other of these protocols that have contributed to
the rapid expansion of nxdn deployments across many user markets.
Both Icom and JVCKenwood will be offering interoperable Type-C and
Type-D trunking systems under their respective brands and system nomenclatures.
Product introductions from both companies were scheduled for
the International Wireless Commmunications Expo 2014. For more information,
Farmington Hills, Mich. — The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck
Industry, is celebrating 50 years of serving the work truck industry.
The association started in 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Truck Equipment
and Body Distributors Association, with six member companies. In
1979, based on its changing industry-wide perspective and service offerings,
it changed its name to the National Truck Equipment Association. The
NTEA, now 1,600 member organizations strong, is the leading organization
representing the work truck industry.
The celebration culminated during The Work Truck Show 2014, March
5–7, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.