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 […]

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. […]