Entry-level industrial rack PCs

  The Siemens Industry Automation Division is launching a range of rack PCs on the market for the low-end price segment for industrial PCs. The Simatic IPC347D industrial PCs are particularly suitable for the production environment where greater robustness is required compared to office PCs. With this new product line, Siemens is primarily addressing the […]

A single sensor with three applications

  Ifm Electronic’s newly developed IFS240 series presents one sensor that can be used for three different applications: in factory automation, in applications with coolants and lubricants, or in mobile applications. Flexible, easy and fast setup of the sensors is via the M12 connection or via a 2 m PUR cable. Increased sensing ranges guarantee […]

Print supplier streamlines support to dealership

  Mascor has recently partnered with Nashua Limited to streamline how it provides support to its dealerships whilst improving the reliability of its printers, saving time and reducing costs. Mascor has eleven dealerships spread over a large part of eastern South Africa, with its headquarters in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal. With an IT staff of only two, […]

Wireless mouse that supports Bluetooth

  Nordic Semiconductor has announced that the world’s first dual-operating Bluetooth v4.0 and proprietary 2,4 GHz wireless mouse has been launched by  Lenovo Group and benefits in both use cases from Nordic’s  multi-protocol nRF51822 SoCs. This allows consumers to use Lenovo N700 wireless mouse with the latest Windows 8 PCs with Bluetooth v4.0 (that includes […]

Governments reap cloud rewards

  It is widely accepted that cloud computing is transforming organisations across all industries, and affording business that adopt cloud technologies massive savings as well as other benefits. The private sector was first to realise this and capitalise on cloud’s numerous benefits, but government entities are also starting to realise how cloud can benefit them. […]

Power factor correction modules for AC-DC conversion

  SynQor has announced the release of its PFCQor module, a power factor correction building block for AC-DC power conversion.When the PFCQor is used with SynQor’s AC line filter, a hold-up capacitor and SynQor’s high efficiency DC-DC converters, it draws a nearly perfect sinusoidal current (PF>0,99) from a single phase AC input and provides a […]

Skills capacity grows with fibre optic network

FibreCo Telecommunications has remained on track to build fibre-related skills and capacity in South Africa as it developed its long-distance fibre-optic network. The company has trained 30 candidates in Bloemfontein after kicking off the R5-billion, three-phase, 12 000 km, high-speed, open-access, long-haul fibre-optic network project in 2012. The Fibre Optic Association-accredited programme had now extended […]

Access point enclosure system

  Extronics has recently announced the launch of the iWAP107, the latest in the iWAP series of Atex and IECEx approved access point enclosure systems. The new iWAP107 brings the advantages of Mimo technology to hazardous process areas. Previously, WiFi links in heavy process areas have been badly affected by multipath interference created by the abundance of […]

Participation in UPS assessment for EC’s green products initiative

  Eaton is participating in the pilot phase of the product environmental footprint (PEF) assessment for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) under the European Commission´s new “Single Market for Green Products” Initiative. The PEF is one of two approaches proposed under the initiative for establishing EU-wide measures of environmental performance for both products and organisations. Eaton is […]

Making municipal bill payments easier

  Bytes Technology Group (BTG) and Altech recently merged, subsequent establishing the Technology Multimedia Telecoms (TMT) division of Altron. The bringing together of these two established technology companies is said to allow for the rapid development of a highly efficient and effective financial payment and administration solution for local authorities and municipalities. This system will […]