Archive for 2012

Precise manual control transmitters

FSG has introduced the new GS 40 series whichs offers compact, ergonomic manual control transmitters suitable for use in cranes, the rail industry, ships, radio remote controls and medical technology applications. Available as one-, two-, or three-axis models, the joysticks are based on a contact-free measuring method: measured values are recorded by means of integrated […]

High resolution imagery for US Air Force

DigitalGlobe a provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, is to provide upgrades to multiple US Air Force Eagle Vision mobile ground stations. This new capability will enable the delivery of the highest-quality imagery directly to warfighters and first responders in the fastest way possible. Upon completion, the ground stations will be capable of tasking DigitalGlobe’s […]

Solution provider partnership

Envitia has announced the UK’s first Solution Provider Partnership with OpenGeo. Envitia helps organisations to make use of geospatial intelligence in critical operational environments. Following an open systems approach, Envitia has been complementing its high performance, specialist software with open source products for over five years. The relationship enhances its ability to provide open, flexible […]

Celebrating two decades in Angola

Once peace was restored in 2002, the Angolan Government launched major reconstruction programmes to provide basic services and infrastructure such as roads, water, sanitation and power networks, as well as houses, schools and hospitals. This year marks the achievement of a prestigious milestone for Aurecon – celebrating 21 years of working and helping to rebuild […]

Implementing process energy saving initiatives

Magnet has launched a new company, Magnet Energy. This new company, which was established at the beginning of 2012, implements process energy saving initiatives that include pumping and fan solutions, heat pumps and load shifting, as well as refrigeration and processed air optimisation. Meaningful energy savings begin with a detailed audit, which is followed by specific […]

Software packager for designing gearboxes and drivelines

Romax Technology has launched a new concept design software package to increase speed, quality, creativity and innovation when designing gearboxes and drivelines. Called ‘Concept’, the new product delivers on the Romax vision of streamlining the end-to-end planning to manufacture process with open, easy to use software solutions. The result is a highly intuitive drag and drop design […]

Tunnel lit to 50 Lux

The customer requirement was to maintain an average level of 50 Lux throughout the tunnel; have battery backup for times when power is off; have fittings that will last even in times of flooding; and zero maintenance in terms of changing globes and fittings. In these designs, two types of fittings have been used: a tunnel LED (currently available, with IP67 rating, available […]

Broadband the winner in TV migration

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT The final regulations governing South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television were gazetted on 14 December 2012 and will ultimately make spectrum available for broadband applications. ICASA councillor William Currie. Broadband will be the ultimate winner but the question now is how long does industry have to […]

R2,6-billion in funding for solar projects

SunEdison, a worldwide solar energy services provider in partnership with Chint Solar, the Public Investment Corporation, and the Kurisani Youth Development Trust, have announced that it has closed R2,6-billion in long-term debt and equity financing for two utility solar projects in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Standard Bank and Futuregrowth Asset Management are the two senior […]

Implementing lite-licensing in the local wireless access market

The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) has called on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to follow the example of other parts of the world by implementing lite-licensing in the local wireless access market. Christopher Geerdts Lite-licensing is currently being trialled and employed by progressive institutions as an alternative wireless spectrum management approach. […]