Standards for measuring voice quality

  Hello…hello…can you hear me…hello please can you move to another spot so that the signal can improve. This type of conversation is becoming more the norm than the exception in South Africa lately. With the mobile voice penetration in South Africa being almost 100% it evident that voice traffic is aprominent medium of communication. […]

Modern techniques of verification for wireless M2M communication

  M2M (machine-to-machine) communication brings valuable benefits both to device manufacturers and to end users: remote sensing, monitoring, tracking and data-logging bring a new dimension to the functions of machines in industrial, commercial, military and other market segments, in applications such as automation, vending, smart metering and logistics. Wireless is the preferred mode of communication […]

Tips for planning an industrial wireless network

  WiFi is now present everywhere and people have become comfortable using it for just about any application. For example, many systems designers are choosing to move their industrial applications from wired Ethernet to wireless utilising WiFi. The advantages of moving to a wireless design are numerous. Click here to download pdf

Preventing data corruption during an extended power outage

  Despite advances in computer technology, power outages continue to be a major cause of PC and server downtime. Protecting computer systems with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) hardware is part of a total solution, but power management software is also necessary to prevent data corruption after extended power outages. Various software configurations are discussed, and […]

Protecting industrial control systems and SCADA networks

  Cyber attacks on critical infrastructures are now a reality. Power generation facilities, metropolitan traffic control systems, water treatment systems and factories have become targets of attackers and have been hit with an array of network breach, data theft and denial of service activity. Service uptime, data integrity, compliance and even public safety require that […]

3D printing technology produced locally

  The 3D printing technology which has revolutionised the design and manufacturing field the world over has also become popular in Africa. Our biggest challenge is that most of these devices originate from overseas, so obtaining one locally is expensive. Now the first locally designed 3D printer will soon be available. Click here to download pdf

Kinetic wireless mesh networks for mining and process operations

  Kinetic wireless mesh networks enable communications and data acquisition in mobile environments such as mining operations, which are constantly changing and expanding. This wireless infrastructure is able to maintain reliable and seamless communication. Typical services required in mobile mining environments are dispatch systems, fatigue monitoring, ground probe radar, condition monitoring, fleet management, drill management […]

Fibre for City of Cape Town broadband

  Social demands for increased municipal services have created the need for faster and improved communications to cater for increased capacity in the network. The choice for upgrading the City of Cape Town system was to change over from the conventional fibre optic (FO) cable interconnecting method, to a blown fibre optic (BFO) cable. One […]

Wireless mouse that supports Bluetooth

  Nordic Semiconductor has announced that the world’s first dual-operating Bluetooth v4.0 and proprietary 2,4 GHz wireless mouse has been launched by  Lenovo Group and benefits in both use cases from Nordic’s  multi-protocol nRF51822 SoCs. This allows consumers to use Lenovo N700 wireless mouse with the latest Windows 8 PCs with Bluetooth v4.0 (that includes […]

Siemens Convergence Creators expands US presence

  Siemens Convergence Creators has announced that it has opened a branch office in Los Angeles. By founding its own US legal entity, the company will be able to support a stronger presence in the market, and further its global expansion efforts. Siemens Convergence Creators offers its customers turnkey solutions and services in the areas […]

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