From the editor
This issue contains a record 17 articles. It’s a lot to read, but we are sure you will find the contributions
topical and relevant. As always, we aim to reach a diverse audience with Connection. Whether you are
an IT manager, administrator, engineer or decision maker for a critical communications network, there
will be something in the magazine for you.
For an interesting perspective on where critical communications are headed, have a look at Dave
Slaten’s feature on Vehicle Area Networks. If you are a utility communications expert wanting to
maximise the return on your communications investments, there will be a lot to interest you in
Dr Jan Noordhof’s article about Broadband and the Smart Grid. And there is practical, expert
advice on ways to increase your network resilience, manage the human aspects of a technology
rollout and to address security considerations around your BYOD policy.
We continue to bring you articles that educate and refresh your knowledge of core communications
principles. In this issue, Ian Graham discusses where (and where not) to use a duplexer in your
system, and Dave Spalding takes us through the basics of intrinsic safety.
Connection is for the benefit of every organization that operates or uses a modern communications
network. Whatever your role, your feedback helps us make each issue better. So please keep
communicating with us about the magazine and the articles.
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