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 […]

Safety of buildings near to process facilities

  Ensuring the safe location and design of occupied buildings (permanent or temporary) is high on the agenda of key stakeholders – industry, regulators, and the workforce and members of the public who have a vested interest in the area. The significant amount of analytical work required to support such an analysis represents a key […]

Is the virtual PBX the death of traditional premises-based PBXs?

  The question of virtual PBX replacing trditional premises-based PBXs has been around boardroom tables for some time. “Do we invest in a hosted solution or do we keep our communication in-house? Do we go the IP route or do we stay with a physical connection from Telkom?” The days of simply contacting a traditional […]

Infrared LED technology for touchscreens

  The advent of high-efficiency infrared LEDs has made intuitive and robust touchscreens for various devices and controllers attractive to both industry and the end-user. Download the Pdf

Is the commercial use of HPC lagging in SA?

  South Africa is not lagging behind when it comes to the world of high performance computing. The Cape Town-based Centre of High Performance Computing (CHPC) has an impressive track record, although mostly in the sphere of academia. When it comes to commercial applications there appears to be a lack of interest. Is that because […]