Archive for 2012


by Annette Thompson., editor EngineerIT   For the past five or so years we have been promised better broadband, but up to now have had only promises – with excuses galore as to why we still do not have true broadband. According to Wikipedia, a 2006 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report defined […]

Connectivity for rugged plant environment

MTL Instruments has launched a new range of Ethernet connectivity products, the 9200-ET series. These are said to be designed to operate in the harsh and hazardous process control environment and feature multi-port managed and unmanaged switches, power over Ethernet capability, multiple fibre-port options and Gigabit switches. The portfolio provides a core technology to the […]

XP Power launches 250/350 W range of AC-DC supplies in ultra compact 3 x 5 inch footprint

XP Power today announced the EMH250 and EMH350 series of highly efficient single output 250 Watt and 350 Watt AC-DC power supplies. Meeting the IT equipment safety specifications of UL/TUV/EN 60950-1 and the stringent medical safety standards of UL/TUV/EN 60601-1 the EMH series suit a broad range of information technology, industrial, medical equipment and surgical […]

“Glocalisation” strategy for Africa

Huawei revealed its business strategy for the local markets at the two-day AfricaCom telecommunications conference held in Cape Town in November 2011. At the core of the local strategy is customer-centric innovation, establishment and maintenance of local business partnerships as well as localised operations. It was said that Huawei will capitalise on the current market […]

Beamforming access point

Wavion is a beamforming access point designed to provide last mile connectivity to end-user devices such as Wi-Fi enables phones, tablet PCs (iPads) and laptops. Using multiple antennas, beamforming combines numerous signal paths to increase throughput and coverage. Wavion’s 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz omnidirectional and sectorised base stations use reflections to provide blanket coverage […]