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Preparing for Power Failures in the IoT-Reliant Future

IoT Power Outage Preparation from Abt

Today’s society is increasingly reliant on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our hospitals, power grids, and other essential services and infrastructure increasingly use connected devices for operations.  Similarly, a growing number of today’s homes feature “smart” technologies, ranging from baby monitors to thermostats. However, power failures could cause IoT devices to stop working. Here are some actionable strategies…

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Get Back on Track after Hurricane Sandy

Since I have family in both New Jersey and New Hampshire, I know a small fraction about the complications facing people on the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy. There are millions without power, water is everywhere and people’s lives have been put on hold. Abt is thinking about everyone over there, and hoping poor weather will pass and…

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ComEd and Abt: Working Overtime

ComEd customer demand reached an all-time high peak usage milestone late Wednesday, with demand reaching 23,753 megawatts, exceeding the utility’s previous peak of 23,618 megawatts on Aug. 1, 2006. With the increasing temperatures and wild storms, all of us here at Abt are putting in a little extra work too, and making sure our customers keep cool and…

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Keep the Power with a Generator

The Chicagoland area was hit hard with a bad storm earlier this week and many households realized the importance of a generator.  I was one of them. After having the power out for just shy of 24 hours, our generator saved all the food in our fridge, kept our sump pump working and even charged our cell phones…

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The Institute of Packaging Professionals visits Abt

Tuesday evening, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Chicago Chapter toured Abt. The IoPP is a group, “dedicated to creating networking and educational opportunities that help packaging professionals succeed” (IoPP, 2010). I spoke with Craig Jarvis, Senior Packaging Engineer at Pactiv, about what this group hopes to learn at Abt. He wanted to see “what we offer the…

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