Electromagnetic compatibility – is there a compliance issue?

  The SABS technical committee TC73 oversees electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Its business plan states: “Growing use of the available frequency spectrum for various communication purposes requires increasing control over interference and emissions from all types of equipment.” Available expertise is fragmented and there are insufficient measures to ensure conformance with regulations. The business plan was approved […]

Collaboration and integration key factors in South African space strategy

  This speech was given by Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, at the 2017 International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) on 8 May 2017 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. South Africa has a long history in space science and technology. However, it was […]

Virtual panel discussion: Is IoT killing ISA-95?

  Antonio Buendia, the head of manufacturing, process control for Novartis in Switzerland recently stated in a LinkedIn article that “IIoT is killing ISA-95”. His article drew strong reactions. In our virtual panel discussion, we invited industry to share their thoughts around the subject, specifically from a South African perspective. While both the ISA-95 standard […]

In a galaxy far away: the data centre of the future

  At a recent motor show, an autonomous concept car was introduced to the public. It had bulldozer-like wheels and is designed to take skiers up mountains. It’s an innovative idea, but will it ever become a reality? Time will tell. What if we apply concept car-type thinking to the data centre of the future, […]