3D indoor positioning through crowdsourcing

With the highest concentration of smartphone users residing in urban areas where multi-storey buildings are the norm, accurate 3D prediction is a growing requirement. However, floor-level detection is one of the most challenging goals in indoor positioning. WiFi fingerprinting can be effective in distinguishing floor but requires extensive manual surveying. Similarly, BLE hardware installations can […]

Process industries academy initiative

Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy that will support the companies’ joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations. The academy will help organisations to better understand and develop an effective digital strategy across all aspects […]

Tracking pipeline welds for future reference  

In response to the growing need for GPS weld location traceability for high-end pipe installations, thermoplastic piping specialist, Plasti-Tech has launched Hürner’s new Whiteline series of welding units that can record GPS location of a weld within a buried pipeline for future reference in case of a weld failure. The range features a specifically GPS […]

Software suite optimises workflow 

Topcon released Magnet 5, which includes upgrades to the suite’s Field, Office and Enterprise applications. New flexible display options help Magnet Field operators save time switching between screens. They can also select and stake surfaces, and drive survey sessions directly from the map. The screen now includes a configurable favourites toolbar and additional customisable data […]

New release 3D modelling and mine planning software

Micromine Africa has launched the latest version of its 3D modelling and mine planning software, Micromine 2018. The latest version has been developed to adapt to mining operations as they grow during the course of their lifespan. The intuitive software is Microsoft Gold Certified. Its user-friendliness and functionality provide exploration geologists, in particular, an in-depth […]

Strategic alliance to advance the digital utility

Schneider Electric has become a certified reseller of UDC’s Digital Utility framework solutions, including Compliance Manager and the DyAN solution which offers analytics for operations. The companies’ solutions for electric and gas utilities enable designing, as-built, planned maintenance of utility assets, publishing and maintaining compliance. Compliance Manager integrates the network data and provides configurable planned […]

Vertical and horizontal transportation conference

Intelligent elevators, travellators and escalators will help achieve convenient, time-saving transport in smart cities and smart buildings. This provides considerable challenges for both building operators and the elevator and escalator industry as a whole. In September, Messe Frankfurt jointly with the VDMA association will be organising the E2 Forum Frankfurt, where decision-makers in the building […]