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 […]

Ambient LED lighting advances in tomorrow’s vehicles

  The advancement of ambient LED lighting solutions stems from the quest by automotive-OEM interior stylists to add value and make their vehicles more appealing while creating a truly positive driving experience and increasing brand awareness. Electronics is the fastest-growing sector of automotive content, over mechanical, pneumatics and hydraulics. With the increasing number of ambient […]

Effective storage and backup for professionals

  by Anamika Budree, Western Digital Data is a critical business asset in today’s digital world, and backups have therefore become essential in ensuring business continuity. As a result, many organisations have embarked on backup strategies aligned with business needs and requirements. This often involves fairly sophisticated technology for automation and IT resources (either in-house […]

Increasing MES productivity: the need for agility

  As market demands and business drivers continue to evolve for customers in manufacturing and production industries, it is very clear that organisations are under significant pressure to increase the speed and agility of their business and manufacturing operations. Please download the following pdf

CERN Large Hadron Collider instrumental in medical and automation developments

  It is almost unbelievable that systems like LabView, PXI and NI FlexRio hardware could become an important and integral part of a CERN-developed treatment for cancer. CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) made history over the past few years when it fired up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), probing the fundamental structure of […]

Expanding the dynamic range of current measurement

  Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-based current transducers can expand the dynamic range and increase the sensitivity and reliability of current measurement. The benefits offered by ASIC-based transducers with over current detection (OCD) can help to reduce component count and, as a result, deliver higher reliability. They can also enable higher resolution from the analogue-to-digital converter […]

Is resistance to the public cloud softening?

  “It is in the cloud” is a term often bandied about, but the questions still remain: when to opt for a private cloud and when to take the bold step to move into the public cloud? A lack of understanding of the practical implications of moving into the cloud is keeping South African companies […]

Integrating data from different sources

  Using open architectures with flexible structures based on internet technologies to integrate information from a wide variety of different sources. Data relating to process equipment and components is generated throughout the lifecycle of a plant. Where data generated in one phase of the plant lifecycle (e.g. during procurement) is required in another phase (e.g. […]

Over-the-air platform security review

  The universal integrated circuit card (UICC) is the smart card used in mobile terminals. The card authenticates the subscriber to the network while ensuring the integrity and security of their personal data. In addition, it also stores applications for both operator and end-user use for the correct deployment of mobile services. The integration of […]