Archive for March, 2014

Supporting engineers on the move

  RS Components has unveiled its first design support app for iOS-based mobile devices. Called RS Toolbox, this new app, which is available free of charge, provides a central access point to popular electronic reference materials and calculation and conversion tools in an easy-to-use format for electronics design engineers, hobbyists and students. RS Toolbox runs […]

Isolated DC-to-DC converter reduces board space

  RS Components is now stocking isolated DC-to-DC converters from Analog Devices. The ADuM5010, ADuM6010, ADuM521x and ADuM621x use ADI’s proprietary isoPower isolated DC-to-DC converter technology to deliver 150 mW of output power while using less board space than other module-based solutions. The ADuM521x and ADuM621x also integrate two channels of ADI’s data isolation technology […]

Zigbee light link development kit

  The CC2531 Zigbee light link development kit is intended for customers who would like to evaluate ZLL lighting control for LED light products, and develop simple applications and demonstrators based on this standard. The kit contains everything needed to set-up a ZLL network and control the lights individually or as a group. It is […]

Flexible photoelectric sensor with easy turn

  Reliable background suppression, colour-independent detection and easy switch point setting are said to be some of the features of the photoelectric PMDLine sensor OID200 from Ifm Electronic. It also detects shiny surfaces like stainless steel without difficulty. This sensor with photonic mixer device (PMD) technology combines the advantages of long ranges, reliable background suppression, […]

Printing solution speeds up workflow

  The HP Designjet T2500 eMultifunction Printer with web connectivity and HP Designjet ePrint & Share, along with a previously installed HP Designjet T2300 eMultifunction Printer, enables Inland Engineering Services (IES) to efficiently and accurately scan, print and share planning information in the office and remotely using only one device. The T2500 eMultifunction Printer and […]

New cloud-integrated monochrome printing systems

  Océ South Africa, dealing with digital document management and delivery, has launched the Océ Plotwave 340 and Plotwave 360 monochrome printing systems, offering user interaction and cloud integration for technical users to print, copy and scan low volumes of technical documents. This is useful when working on projects with others via online portals or […]

Enhanced analytics, mobility and big data management solutions

  Intergraph has launched Intergraph Geospatial 2014, with enhanced analytical tools, mobile support and cost savings associated with managing big data. With an ongoing focus on a united, modern and dynamic product portfolio, this release synchronises the technologies across the brand’s product lines – broadening the reach and availability for fully integrated solutions for all […]

Improving utility worker efficiency

  GE’s Digital Energy business and ikeGPS have entered into a partnership to improve utility worker efficiency through the utility data collection capabilities of ikeGPS technology. Branded by GE as MapSight, the device streamlines the data collection and analysing processes by enabling the collection of joint-use utility pole data quickly, digitally and remotely on a […]

Multi-constellation RTK survey solution

  The Spectra Precision ProMark 800 is an extremely productive multi-constellation RTK survey solution – delivering precise GNSS positioning in a smart, rugged and cable-free design. The new Z-Blade GNSS centric technology uses all available satellite signals equally (without preference to any particular constellation) to deliver fast and stable RTK solutions. This means that unlike […]

Surveying Angolan overhead power lines

  South African company GeoM has completed an aerial survey project of overhead power lines in Angola. Using a helicopter mounted high-speed laser scanner, complete with advanced navigation and positioning system, GeoM captured around 1500 km of detailed lidar measurements. Complemented with high resolution aerial photography and meteorological data, the laser scanned point cloud will […]