Archive for September, 2012

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The modification and apparent “upgrading” of existing lighting installations has been with us for a number of years and while there appears to be a lot of money to be made, the number of lighting practitioners has increased astronomically over night. Please download the following pdf

a weapon against copper theft

by Thomas Horton, Fushi Copperweld   The price of copper on the world’s commodities exchanges has risen, causing demand for copper scrap metal to soar and creating a very lucrative black market for stolen copper.   Please download the following pdf

Consulting engineers await government’s infrastructure rollout

by Graham Pirie, CESA Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA’s) bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey shows that consulting engineering is “not firing on all cylinders” as the industry awaits government’s planned infrastructure rollout.   As a result of government’s delay, many consulting engineering firms now look north for work abroad. Procurement standardisation, public private partnerships, maintenance […]

Fixture mount occupancy sensors

Leviton’s fixture mount sensors are low voltage occupancy detectors that work in conjunction with various Leviton products. The sensors main function is to turn the lights on or maintain the lights on while movement is detected. The different types of sensors under this range are the fixture mount integral luminaire occupancy aensor, PIR dixture mount […]

Heat shrinkable busbar tubing

Tank Offers heat-shrinkable busbar insulation tubing in voltage class 36 kV and diameters from 11 – 125 mm. SMBT is a heat-shrinkable tubing with thickwall which provides insulation enhancement and protection against flashover and accidentally induced discharge. The tubing can be used on both circular and rectangular copper or aluminium busbars in applications where confined […]

Portable hard drives

Western Digital has introduced its newest version of My Passport line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edge. The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac feature 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds to help consumers effectively manage, share […]

Solar backup system keeps essential services running

Thanks to the efforts and support Solsquare receives from Victron we have successfully completed installation of a number of diverse solutions. A few of these are:  A Victron 48V/ 5000W /70 Quattro inverter with a Victron Ethernet Global Remote on Solsquares multi hybrid system was successfully warehouse tested and then installed at a clients site […]

IEEE starts work on next generation base-T

In July the IEEE approved a Call For Interest on Next Generation Ethernet ( or NGBASE-T ) over twisted pair cabling. This confirms the potential for copper cabling to go beyond 10 GBase-T and could accommodate 40 Gbps or higher. The move will be particularly useful for Ethernet topologies used in data centres, as it […]

Panel displays for marine environment

The MD-124 Series of ECDIS-certified panel displays are said to be perfectly designed to meet the unforgiving challenges of maritime computing environments. The 24-inch LCD panel has a full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio, and comes with full range dimming, optical bonding (Y models only), and wide angle viewing […]

Protect your IT infrastructure from physical threats

Netbotz delivers a crucial layer of physical security for any IT environment, providing constant monitoring and protection for IT assets by constantly monitoring these assets for a variety of criteria. The system instantly alerts relevant individuals about air conditioner failures, fires, leaking pipes, smoke, condensation and other hazards, giving people time to respond before these problems can […]