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  • Southco EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Controller Earns 2018 Money-Saving Product Award

    Southco EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Controller Earns 2018 Money-Saving Product Award

    Southco’s EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Controller is a BUILDINGS Magazine 2018 Money-Saving Product winner.

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  • Southco Expands Europe Manufacturing Operations Into Poland

    Southco Expands Europe Manufacturing Operations Into Poland

    Southco has announced that it will expand its operations footprint into Rzeszów, Poland to meet the needs of the company’s growing European customer base.

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  • How Southco Is Using Technology To Connect To Industry 4.0

    How Southco Is Using Technology To Connect To Industry 4.0

    This article explains how Southco is transforming its facilities into “smart” factories by connecting software with processes to increase efficiency while reducing defects, downtime and waste.

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  • Expanding Remote Enclosure Security with Electronic Access Technology

    Expanding Remote Enclosure Security with Electronic Access Technology

    This article explains how electronic access solutions with integrated electronic locks and latches can be used to secure networked enclosures in remote locations.

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  • Safeguarding the Success of Industrial Products

    Safeguarding the Success of Industrial Products

    This article explains how manufacturers can meet their operational goals with proven access hardware solutions that address key issues around design, safety, efficiency, performance and flexibility.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Stainless Steel Hinge

    5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Stainless Steel Hinge

    This article explains five key design considerations to take into account when selecting a stainless steel hinge.

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  • More Autonomy in the Near Future for Off-Highway Equipment

    More Autonomy in the Near Future for Off-Highway Equipment

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  • Using Fastening and Positioning Technologies To Solve New Challenges In Lighting Design

    Using Fastening and Positioning Technologies To Solve New Challenges In Lighting Design

    This article explains how fastening and positioning technologies to enhance the functional performance and visual and ergonomic appeal of lighting equipment and fixtures.

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  • Sitting Down with Southco and The LIFT-A-SYST® Series

    Sitting Down with Southco and The LIFT-A-SYST® Series

    This article with Woodworking Network features an interview with Lou Mintzer, Southco's Business Development Manager for CounterBalance Solutions.

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  • Counterbalance Technology Lightens the Design Load

    Counterbalance Technology Lightens the Design Load

    This article explains how counterbalance technology can help reduce fatigue and improve operator efficiency for applications where operators are routinely opening and closing heavy doors

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  • Countering the Growing Threat of Human Error and Physical Security Breaches

    Countering the Growing Threat of Human Error and Physical Security Breaches

    Electronic access solutions combine access control and monitoring functionality with intuitive installation, and allow data centers to enhance the physical security of stored data.

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  •  Bluetooth Solutions for Wireless Credential Management and Audit Trail

    Bluetooth Solutions for Wireless Credential Management and Audit Trail

    There are two options for providing access to equipment with Bluetooth lock controllers: by using a smartphone directly, or with existing RFID access credentials.

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  • Why the Quarter-Turn Fastener Turns Heads In Automotive Design

    Why the Quarter-Turn Fastener Turns Heads In Automotive Design

    This article explains how quarter-turn fasteners can lower installation costs, while facilitating quick repeatable access to critical vehicle components.

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  • Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms

    Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms

    This article explains how using standardized access hardware solutions allowd weight to be conserved across aircraft interior applications while ensuring reliable operation of passenger touch points.

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  • Cab-free Design Implications

    Cab-free Design Implications

    This article explains how designers can prepare for the shift to more autonomous operation of off-highway equipment.

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  • How Electronic Access Security Can Stop Criminals From Hitting the Jackpot

    How Electronic Access Security Can Stop Criminals From Hitting the Jackpot

    This article explains how physical security can be enhanced using electronic access to prevent ‘jackpotting’, a physical attack on the ATM top box to access the ATM computer located inside.

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  • Avoiding Costly Penalties and Loss by Securing Datacenters at the Rack Level

    Avoiding Costly Penalties and Loss by Securing Datacenters at the Rack Level

    Electronic access solutions (EAS) allow datacenter managers to easily incorporate intelligent locking throughout the facility – from its perimeter down to its servers.

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  • Integrating Physical Security at the Rack Level Inside the Data Center

    Integrating Physical Security at the Rack Level Inside the Data Center

    When combined with a building’s existing security system, rack level electronic locks create one cohesive security network can be used across the data center to control access.

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  • Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    This article explains how constant torque hinging solutions enable rail operators to improve seating and promote a highly ergonomic passenger comfort zone.

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  • Designing Enterprise Server Hardware to Protect the Physical Side of the Internet

    Designing Enterprise Server Hardware to Protect the Physical Side of the Internet

    By specifying enterprise hardware engineered with quality materials, engineers can prevent service issues and downtime, while keeping data safe and secure.

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