RFID for reliable product traceability

SICK Automation is showcasing transparent production based on the new RFU65x RFID read/write device. This product detects transponders at long range, recording the direction in which the objects are moving at the same time. The associated user data can be sent directly to an ERP or MES system. This reduces processing times and increases production […]

Online product courses added to support site

Topcon Positioning Group has added new eLearning courses to its myTopcon support and training site, which are designed for online user-paced learning. The myTopcon site is designed to help industry professionals keep up-to-date with fast-paced technological changes. Entry-level courses will be offered at no charge for an introductory period, including subject matter such as 3D-MC, […]

Manual total station with advanced performance

Topcon Positioning Group released the new GM-100 manual total station designed to provide a powerful EDM along with advanced integrated communications technology. The GM-100 features dual-axis compensation designed to ensure stable measurements even on rough terrain by automatically correcting both horizontal and vertical angles. The instrument offers integrated Bluetooth with no external antenna necessary for […]

GIS platform to integrate blockchain

Geospatial Corporation will be integrating blockchain technology (the software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency) with GeoUnderground, providing a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance and track asset maintenance. The integration will allow the company to provide a seamless sharing of constantly updated locational data, status of […]

Interactive 3D facility mapping

The Colorado Convention Center has launched its interactive map and virtual tour platform built with Concept3D. With Concept3D, the centre’s 54 255 m2 of meeting and event space are mapped in detailed 3D renderings atop interactive software, offering event attendees, visitors, employees, exhibitors, vendors and meeting planners the ability to easily navigate the convention centre and […]

Compact UAV lidar unit recognised with award

Riegl was recently awarded the 2017 Mapps Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award for its miniVUX-1UAV miniaturised lidar sensor for unmanned laser scanning in the Technology Innovation category. The lidar sensor is a user-friendly and cost-efficient device to acquire survey-grade measurement data by use of remotely-piloted multi-rotor, rotary-wing, or fixed-wing UAVs for a variety of […]

App integrates train and bus transport

The new Gautrain website and mobile application was launched at the Technology Innovation Conference 2018 held at the Gallagher Conference Centre. The platforms are user-friendly interfaces which allow users to register and receive relevant travel information online at their own convenience. The Gautrain website and mobile application offers a trip planning tool which assists passengers […]

GIS-based engineering modelling

The GLS Version 6 utility software suite presents a new simplified approach to engineering modelling software, where the engineering model lives inside a standalone geographical information system (GIS). GIS can now be applied to the engineering model, allowing the modeller to harness GIS tools when creating and editing large datasets. The software simplifies the process […]

Automated test drive in South Africa

In the fourth leg of the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent World Drive, the company’s test vehicle – based on the current S-Class series-production saloon – is facing up to South Africa’s idiosyncrasies with automated test drives on the roads of the Western Cape and in the city of Cape Town. Mercedes-Benz started the Intelligent World Drive at […]

@Leisure: Exploring New Zealand

Two gals and a campervan After four years of studying and three years of articles, we were finally two newly qualified CA(SA)s and decided it was time for something a bit different. We were up for some exploring and set off on a 30-week adventure. We put aside learning from books, and decided instead to […]