Archive for May, 2013

Electronic pressure gauges for hazardous areas

Keller has introduced no less than five intrinsically safe electronic pressure gauges for use in areas subject to gas explosion risks. The type approvals are compliant with the ATEX explosion protection directive regarding explosive gases. The electronic design of these devices is trimmed to minimise energy consumption, so it is also possible to replace the […]

RF analysis for wireless operators

CelPlan Technologies has announced its newest release of software tools, CelPlanner Suite 11.5. This release brings several new features for all the different technologies covered by the company’s solutions. The features include the ability to configure propagation models differently per sector, multi-threading in all planning and optimisation tools to include CelOptima (AFP) and CelEnhancer (ACP), […]

SASGI 2013 official exhibitor preview

EE Publishers, in association with the SA Geomatics Institue (SAGI), is publishing the exclusive Official Preview for the SA Surveying + Geomatics Indaba 2013 in the June 2013 issue PositionIT magazine. The Official Preview guide will include the exhibitor company name, stand number(s), contact details and a description of your key products/services being exhibited. A […]

New SCADA launched at expo

Dave Wibberley, MD; Gavin Murie, sales engineer: Durban region and Mias Badenhorst, sales engineer, all from Adroit Technolgies. Adroit introduced the new Adroit 8 Smart SCADA at Process Expo 2013. The single most significant difference is the new Smart user interface (UI). Based on the Microsoft ribbon menu control bar, which can be accessed via […]

NERSA gives the go-ahead for new wind farm

NERSA has granted a license for Eskom’s Sere wind farm, opening the way for construction to go ahead on the R2,4-billion project, which is due to be in full commercial operation by the end of 2014. The Sere wind farm, located near Koekenaap (Vredendal area) in the Western Cape, will generate up to 100 MW […]

Hot swappable series

Power+ is a state-of-the-art modular UPS system said to be based on true on-line battery topology. Its modular design makes scalability simple; its high power density provides the benefits of a small footprint and low heat dissipation. Its management and communication capabilities include remote monitoring and control over the internet or via cellphone, and a […]

Economical processes deriving from accurate and robust metrology

by Heinz Häfelfinger, Endress+Hauser, Switzerland The oil and gas industry sometimes still tends to prefer mechanical turbine flowmeters or PD meters over their more modern Coriolis counterparts. However, this preference is unfounded. Please download the pdf

Broadcast licensing process still on track

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) recently announced that it is currently finalising the analysis of applications, representations and responses in respect of the licensing of new individual commercial broadcasting (primary and secondary markets) and subscription broadcasting services licensing processes. The Authority plans to conduct public hearings and decide on the applications in […]

TETRA changing the world of PMR

by Gerbrand Steyn, Saab Grintek Terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) replaces old analogue radio communication systems that no longer meet professional radio communication needs. Gerbrand Steyn In the past, police and fire agencies as well as other professional organisations each had their own, incompatible private radio systems, which were based on vendor-specific proprietary technologies. With the […]

Biometrics is booming

by Kobus Le Roux, Jasco Security Solutions Biometric access control technology has experienced phenomenal growth in adoption in South Africa over the past few years, with an estimated 80% of all access control solutions using fingerprint readers and other biometrics to enhance security. Kobus le Roux The popularity of these solutions can be attributed to […]