Archive for May, 2011

Mobile radio goes digital

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT The mobile radio industry or public mobile radio (PMR) is rapidly changing from FM to digital – driven by the demands of both the private and public sector. These sectors seek more services, greater flexibility, and security and need to make more channels available within the limited frequency allocations […]

WLAN devices certified worldwide

Belden has announced that its Hirschmann BAT54-Rail and BAT300-Rail WLAN access points and clients have both ISA 12,12,01 Class 1 Div 2 and ATEX IEC/EN 60079 Zone II certification. With these certifications, the company is further extending the scope of potential WLAN applications. Equipped with suitable protective cases, these BAT devices can now be used […]

Natural gas generator for the oil and gas industry

Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, temperature control, and oil-free compressed air solutions, has introduced a new 1300 kW natural gas generator into its North American fleet, adding a new option for companies needing quick and effective short-term power generation. This model features the new Cummins QSK60 gas engine, the latest in emissions-control engine […]

Professional colour laser printing

Brother International, said to be a leader in home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the “customer-first” approach, introduces its latest high-speed automatic double-sided printing colour laser printers, HL-4150CDN and HL-4570CDW to target small medium businesses (SMBs), corporate workgroups and small office home offices (SOHOs) that seek high quality printouts. Brother’s new range of […]

Precision measurement and monitoring

ON Semiconductor has introduced the Q32M210, the first in a new family of mixed-signal microcontrollers for precision measurement and monitoring. Designed for use in portable sensing applications and built with the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, the highly-integrated Q32M210 provides a unique combination of high precision performance and predictable operation with exceptional power efficiency. It is specifically […]

Advanced automotive radar for driver safety

Analog Devices’ analogue front-end for automotive radar now enables adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection in a single, cost-competitive IC. Automotive safety is evolving from passive systems such as seat belts, airbags and crash detection to active sensing networks capable of collision avoidance and accident prevention. Radar is an especially promising active safety improvement […]

First Durban LED installation

Florida Road in Durban is a commercial hub for tourists and locals. This was demonstrated during the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, when Florida Road was chosen for the first road installation of LED luminaires in Durban. The City of Durban wanted to install energy saving luminaires to replace the previously installed 250 W HPS […]

User conference report-back

From the 17 to 20 April, Champagne Sports Resort hosted the Wonderware Southern Africa’s 19th annual User Conference as well as a record-breaking audience of over 350 local and international industry professionals. The conference addressed a wide range of topics, from the highly technical to the tactical and from the necessary to the visionary. After […]

On fracking in the Karoo, open forums and the power of public opinion…

by Mark Botha and Chris Yelland, EE Publishers   To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“, click on the article title, and respond.   The debate around hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo is an issue of national […]

On fracking in the Karoo, open forums and the power of public opinion… V.AT

by Mark Botha and Chris Yelland, EE Publishers The debate around hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo is an issue of national and public interest. Shale gas extraction has the potential, some say, to change the face of the country’s power industry and improve the lives of millions of South Africans. Public opinion, however, is a […]