Intelligent approach for optimised scheduling

Maptek’s Evolution 5 delivers an updated interface for optimised mine scheduling with attributed solids. This upgrade enables short or medium-term scheduling with block models or solids, and seamless handling of stratigraphic reserves. It represents a more intuitive way to see the source information for scheduling. Enhanced road network tools save time setting up schedules, leaving […]

Home renovations and maintenance app launched

Recently launched, HomeFixer is a free mobile app that puts users in touch with tradesmen, service providers and companies involved in the home improvement industry. With an aim to take the pain out of household renovations and maintenance, the app is simple to use and assists users in finding rated service providers using its location […]

Scanner protects overhead line of railway tunnel

After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel opened to passenger and cargo traffic on 11 December 2016. Deployed as a sensor solution for protection of the overhead line, LMS511PRO laser scanners from SICK help ensure that the trains operate on schedule through the 57 km railway tunnel. The scanners are incorporated into technical […]

Lidar-based security solutions

Quanergy Systems, a provider of 3D lidar sensors and perception software, will be distributing its Q-Guard smart security solutions in South Africa through Duxbury Networking. The complete lidar-based security system for perimeter fence monitoring and intrusion detection enables real-time 3D mapping, object detection, tracking and classification. Simulating a virtual fence, it reinforces perimeter security for […]

Modular 3D machine control excavation system

Topcon Positioning Group’s new 3D machine control system, the X-53x, is designed to offer a faster, modular and upgradeable aftermarket solution for excavation. The system features fully-integrated GR-i3 receivers for precise positioning of the boom, stick and bucket at all times, as well as the MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models […]

Integration advances document management

Topcon Positioning Group announced that the Magnet Enterprise software system has been updated to expand integration with Autodesk solutions through a new Autodesk BIM 360 cloud connection. The integration with BIM 360 is designed to allow Magnet Enterprise operators to manage 2D plans, 3D models, and any other project documents in the BIM 360 or […]

Field solutions for land and construction surveying

Trimble announced its TSC7 Controller, a field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. It was designed based on customer feedback and provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a 7” sunlight readable touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Front and rear-facing cameras allow users to conduct video conferences with their […]