Network utilising cellular radio technology

Athonet has developed a highly distributed and efficient network that utilises UMTS/HSPA, CDMA/EVDO and LTE broadband cellular radio technology but evolves it to conform to a “flat” architecture where all functionality can be flexibly centralised or distributed to the edge of the network (i.e. regional area, enterprise, airport, campus etc.). Communication between mobile terminals and […]

Multiservice field testing announced

Exfo has announced the extension of its Power Blazer offering to cover 10 M to 10 G interfaces, and rates including Ethernet, SONET/SDH and OTN. Adding to the modules’ existing 40 G/100 G capabilities, these functionalities are available as software options for existing 88100NGE Power Blazer modules, thus maximising customers’ return on investment. All of […]

Magnetorestrictive position sensors for plastics processing

For over 30 years, MTS Sensor Technologie has been a reliable partner for measurement and control technology in the plastics processing industry. Its absolute, linear and non-contact position sensors have influenced measuring technology of injection moulding machines, blow molding machines and thermoforming machines. MTS Sensor Technologie’s sensors for the plastics processing industry are optimally suited […]

Anything becomes your canvas

The Barco HDQ-2K40 and HDF-W26 projectors have made their debut at the Siemens 5C’s Gala Awards evening, where brand landscapes were projected directly onto the Siemens building in Midrand, JHB. The magical thing about these projectors is that anything becomes your canvas. The power of the Barco projectors lies in their ability to project onto […]

Distributed control system for small to mid-size process applications

Honeywell recently announced the release of Experion LX, a purpose-built distributed control system for small to mid-size operations with continuous and batch process control applications. Experion LX is designed specifically for smaller plants (less than 5000 I/O points, one engineering server and up to 15 operator stations), that require a control system that is easy […]

Improved memory timing measurements

As system speeds increase, customers need even faster deep memory timing measurements across a large number of input channels, which is what Agilent’s 16850 series of logic analysers deliver. Combining this capability with a wide variety of probing options allows digital system designers the fastest possible debug across a wide range of applications. Developers of […]

Covering any frontline fibre test application

Exfo’s tablet-inspired MaxTester 700B OTDR Series, has made frontline OTDR field testing faster and more accessible. T Exfo’s automated and intelligent MaxTester OTDR series helps contractors and service providers build faster, more reliable fiber networks. The MaxTester’s tablet-inspired design features a large, 7-inch, outdoor-enhanced touchscreen (described as the largest in the industry for a handheld […]

Building an ultra-broad-band wireless internet

YooMee Africa, a wireless broadband operator in Cameroon, owns licenses in several countries on the African continent, and will use Alcatel-Lucent equipment when expanding as its main partner. Alcatel-Lucent will enable YooMee Africa to expand into new African markets by offering TDD LTE ultra-broadband wireless access.  YooMee – previously known as 4G Africa – provides […]

Global award for municipality’s ICT innovation

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) received the Customer Innovation Award in the digital transformation category at Software AG’s Innovation World 2013 event. The company won the award for using Software AG technology to increase and accelerate service delivery to South African citizens. Chosen from dozens of global nominations, EMM was announced as the digital transformation award […]

Update on the latest solution offerings

Johann Pienaar of Iritron, Deon Barnard, Didier Collas, Mike le Plastrier and Jaco Markwat of Wonderware and Dawid Sadie of Invensys Systems. Wonderware Southern Africa held its Maximyse Partner Conference October 2012 to a record audience of industrial automation professionals. Said to be the largest conference of its type in South Africa, it is designed […]