Division 28 Update
SecuritySpecifiers and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have taken the lead in working with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to
recommend updates for the 2015 MasterFormat. MasterFormat is CSI’s master list of titles and numbers used to organize specifications and other project
information for most commercial building design and construction projects in North America. Recommended changes primarily affect MasterFormat Division 28,
Electronic Safety and Security, but other divisions are also impacted. Nearly 100 volunteers – consultants, integrators, manufacturers, have been
somehow involved in this effort. THESE ARE ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS. CSI will consider these in its normal review cycle, with a final determination
made by Q4 of this year. SIA will maintain the Division 28 Update Committee going forward as a vehicle for making future recommendations.
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Today's Featured Consultant - 5/28/2015
The writer of several patents for new communication methods and data distribution, James Otte is Senior Designer and Fire Security Communications Systems Group Leader. Mr. Otte brings over 20 years’ experience to the firm from a founding leadership position at Corporate Protection Services, Inc. of Toledo, as a co-founder of Glass City Internet of Toledo, and in the role of Director of R&D at LightSource Telecom. Mr. Otte’s inventions include electronic devices and software which are now universally utilized throughout the security industry, including an electronic metal key access control system currently used in Las Vegas’ Mirage and Treasure Island hotels. He has assisted Microsoft, Lucent and Cisco in the creation of new products and introduced new methods of delivery of such products to market. In the high-speed data and video transmission arena, Mr. Otte has developed new DSL deployment methods utilizing spectrum manipulation to increase communication transmission speed. He holds several certifications in Fire, Security and Communications.
Phone: +1 419-255-3830
Certifications: NICET Level 4
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