Passwords move on – biometrics enter!

  by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor,  EngineerIT For the past five or more years, the debate on biometrics versus passwords has been the subject of many media releases and articles. Although biometrics technology has advanced during that time, many institutions and people are still hanging onto the passwords. All this despite reports that people […]

Printer range expanded and updated

  Canon recently bolstered its range of Pixma printers with the launch of five new models – the Pixma iP8740, iX6840, MX474, MX534, and iP2840. These devices update Canon’s home and office line-up, and also introduce two new A3+ single-function printers for those with more advanced printing needs. Stylish and easy-to-use, Canon’s range of printers […]

Bespoke containerised UPS solution

  An engineering firm that fabricates mechanical parts for mining applications required constant and clean power to keep machinery running and prevent damage to equipment as a result of power outages. Erratic power supply in the area and frequent outages also resulted in loss of productivity as the systems are switched over to backup generators. […]

Single-row cable connector system

  ERNI presents a new, single-row cable connector system in the pitch of 2,0 mm. The new iBridge product family is a comprehensive interconnect solution that is engineered for every board-to-cable application concern, including severe vibration. It is especially suitable for use in highly demanding systems that require reliability and robust connections. It is ideal […]

Interface for IP video management system

  Schneider Electric has announced that an interface for its IP video management system, Pelco Endura, is now available to its southern African clients. The interface enables professional audio to meet professional video and is designed for a wide range of applications to suit most solutions, such as parking, transport, industrial and building control systems. […]

Fully configurable ISO-compliant containers

  Cannon Technologies has unveiled a range of configurable and expandable ISO-compliant self-contained data centres – available in 6, 12 and 13,5 m versions – that are fully turnkey ready. The units are available to Cannon’s global client base immediately. According to the company, it has been piloting the ISO shipping container units with a […]

Adapter enhances high-speed transport modules

  Exfo has announced the extension of the FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer and FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer offerings to cover 100 G testing capabilities, including 100 G Ethernet (as per IEEE 802.3ba) and OTN (as per ITU-T G.709) on second-generation CFP2 high-speed optics. It supports both CFP and CFP2 interfaces on the same hardware. CFP2 capabilities are […]

New technology makes municipal bill payments a breeze

  Revolutionising business requires three primary ingredients: innovation, collaboration and vision. The recent merger of Bytes Technology Group (BTG) and Altech, and the subsequent establishment of the Technology Multimedia Telecoms Division of Altron, is said to have this mix. Together, BTG and Altech are set to change the face of the financial administration of local […]

Wireless security for childrens’ home

  Founded in 1959, Abraham Kriel Children’s Home in Nylstroom has been caring for children that have been orphaned or taken out of environments where they were not being cared for properly. Situated on 20 hectares of ground donated by the municipality, the home has 14 residences to house the children, seven each for boys […]

Subterranean base station gears Africa for connectivity growth

  Poynting has developed an innovative subterranean base station solution for Africa, the Sub-T, at a tenth of the size and cost of traditional base stations. The innovation was recently recognised with second prize at the AfricaCom 2013 awards for “Best Connectivity Solution for Africa,” with Seacom the winner in this category. It is predicted […]