Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Bridgeport

February 7, 2018

Bridgeport Fittings’ new website makes it far easier for contractors to search for, locate and order the right product solutions for their individual projects. Among the new website changes where customers will see a big difference are Bridgeport’s updated Project Submittal Tool, Product Cross Reference Tool, and Resource Center. Bridgeport is represented in Canada by NESCO.

A more visible Project Submittal Tool makes it far easier for contractors to put together a complete submittal package of various product selections, either individual products or a whole family of products, depending on the contractor’s particular project needs. The updated tool provides more variability of choice, making the tool as user-friendly as possible.

Bridgeport has also significantly improved its Product Cross Reference Tool by adding a “live search” capability to this function. This new industry-leading, widest-ranging feature will pull up product information not only on Bridgeport solutions but will automatically cross reference information on at least 20 different competitors – all by entering even a partial catalog number in the search.

The new website’s searchable Resource Center now allows customers easier access to all of Bridgeport’s product literature, as well as complete integration of Bridgeport’s YouTube videos and technical documents – all assembled in one searchable location where visitors can find information by type or topic, or by initiating searches for specific information.

Besides its updated online presence, Bridgeport’s full range of electrical solutions can be found in the “Wall of Orange™” – a completely stocked selection of quality electrical fittings and innovative product solutions available from major electrical distributorships across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information on the Bridgeport line in Canada please contact NESCO, 216 Wilkinson Road, Brampton, ON Canada L6T 4M4 Phone 1 (866) 446-3726

www.nescocanada.com

 


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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