Archive for February, 2011

Wireless options for Ethernet communication

Information from H3iSquared A strong communication network is regarded as one of the most important infrastructure layouts in utility and industrial automation environments. Please download pdf

Giving access management a voice

Information from Dimension Data Customer Interactive Solutions In the past, the term “biometrics” would conjure up images of top secret security missions in action films. There is some truth in this, as the technology has been in use by military and police intelligence agencies around the world for years, and is an integral part of […]

Accelerating South Africa’s electronic export growth

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT In July 2010 the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) commissioned research by Whitehouse and Associates on how the SA electronics industry could accelerate exports. The findings were thought-provoking and in some cases, concerning. Please download pdf

Gadgets for Geeks

More features, better images This is the camera to have! With 46 megapixel 24×16mm APS-C X3 full-colour image sensor, the Sigma SD-1 captures all primary RGB colours at each and every pixel location, ensuring the capture of full and complete colour. Using three silicon-embedded layers of photo detectors, stacked vertically to take advantage of silicon’s […]

International speakers for geomatics conference

The line-up of speakers for the AfricaGEO conference due to be held in Cape Town from 31 May to 2 June 2011 is impressive. Scheduled to appear at the conference are Prof. Stig Enemark, from the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG); Prof. Chris Rizos, incoming president of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG); William Cartwright […]

Nuus uit die Bosveld

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SABS accolade for Sumbandilasat

Sumbandilasat has been awarded a SABS Design Excellence Award in the category: “Information, communication, technology and electronics”. The Sumbandilasat is a small earth observation satellite, weighing 82 kg, that produces image data to assist in disaster management, crop estimation, urbanisation patterns and more. Sumbandilasat is said to deliver imaging performance that is not equalled by […]

Open AT developer course

This three-day classroom-format, instructor-led course is designed for software engineers, developers, and integrators who develop applications with Open AT OS and its associated integrated development environment, Developer Studio. It will be held on 12 –14 April and 28 –30 November 2011 in Johannesburg. Prerequisites are a good understanding of English, C-programming experience, understanding of AT […]

High reliability data centre

Information from Diesel Electric Services and NMScom MultiChoice has built a new 500 m2 data centre at their premises in Randburg, which is provided with a high reliability electricity supply system and an energy efficient cooling system. MultiChoice required a data center solution that could meet it’s growing IT requirements.Data centres are becoming stressed by […]

About wireless site assessments

by Todd Bill, Honeywell, USA When considering the implementation of an industrial wireless network, manufacturers and other end users must have a clear understanding of their wireless solution requirements, understand issues impacting the success of their installation and the return on technology investments. Important factors in the selection of a wireless solution include network performance, […]