Subterranean base station gears Africa for connectivity growth

  Poynting has developed an innovative subterranean base station solution for Africa, the Sub-T, at a tenth of the size and cost of traditional base stations. The innovation was recently recognised with second prize at the AfricaCom 2013 awards for “Best Connectivity Solution for Africa,” with Seacom the winner in this category. It is predicted […]

Rockwell Automation acquires global wireless technology company

  Rockwell Automation has announced the purchase of vMonitor, a global technology leader for wireless solutions in the oil and gas industry. A pioneer in digital oilfield implementation and remote operations worldwide, vMonitor delivers innovative monitoring and control solutions for wellhead and upstream applications that combine cutting-edge wireless instrumentation and communication with visualisation software, helping […]

Instrumentation monitoring over the web

  Mantracourt has announced the latest version of its T24LOG100 instrumentation monitoring software. This new version of the software includes advanced features such as a web server that allows remote viewing of instrumentation data to on tablets, iPads and smart phones. This software is a data logging package that can handle up to 100 channels […]

Convection-cooled, low cost DIN rail power supplies

  TDK Corporation announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda DRB series of DIN rail power supplies for low power applications that require basic functionality. Designed to support the growing trend for simple and economic DIN power solutions in industrial, building automation and process control applications, the DRB series combines low cost and extremely compact dimensions […]

New compatible power supplies with higher efficiency

  TDK Corporation announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda HWS-A series of AC-DC power supplies, which comprises five models rated from 15-150 W to meet a wide range of customer requirements. A significant upgrade of the series which was originally introduced in 2005, typical industrial applications include equipment used for factory automation, process control, LED […]

ISP responds to Telkom’s line upgrades

  MWeb has announced changes to its standard uncapped shaped ADSL and Business Basic products whereby data speeds will be increased at no additional cost to customers. In addition, MWeb will introduce a 6 Mbps product and reduce pricing on their 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps standard uncapped products. This comes in response to the […]

Sensing and connectivity for Bluetooth low energy comms

EBV Elektronik has announced sensorTAG, an innovative product that demonstrates various sensing technologies around a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) communication link in a small form factor. This new release from EBV is said to be  a one-stop-shop with sensorTAG, a battery-powered sensor hub, and a USB-to-BLE nanoDONGLE (9 x 17 mm). It provides an industry-standard sensor […]

Compact, multi-purpose combined arresters

  The Blitzductor XT from Dehn are compact, multi-purpose combined arresters. Their base part andprotection modules perfectly complement each other forDIN rail mounting. The universal base part minimises storage requirements and eases prewiring and maintenance operationsand can double up as a terminal block.They ensure maximum system availabilitysince the modules can be replaced without signal interruption, […]

Manufacturing in the cloud

  CAM 360 is the latest addition to Autodesk’s cloud-based manufacturing solutions, a portfolio that also includes Fusion 360 and Sim 360. Fusion 360 is the next generation of 3D CAD that allows industrial and mechanical designs in a single environment with built-in collaboration functionality, with the designs then analysed and optimised using Autodesk Sim […]

I/O system with 3-axis acceleration sensors

  The new EP1816-3008 EtherCAT Box from Beckhoff has two integrated 3-axis acceleration sensors and 16 digital inputs. The easy-to-install I/O module for harsh environments can be used to implement cost-effective vibration and shock/oscillation monitoring directly in the field. The machine-mountable device also enables tilt monitoring in longitudinal and transverse direction. The IP 67-rated EP1816-3008 […]