The big data era demands more intelligent measurement systems

  As modern machines, vehicles, and structures continue to grow more complex, engineers require more advanced sensors, measurement systems, and data management infrastructures to stay relevant. For example, monitoring the Large Hadron Collider or a four-engine jumbo jet requires thousands of sensor channels that generate hundreds of terabytes of data. With a need for high […]

The mainframe and PCs are dead? New developments prove us wrong!

  The mainframe was supposed to have disappeared off the scene long ago, so too the PC, but both are still around.  All the hype around smartphones and tablets seems to remain hype, but then I guess industry has always known that the mainframe and PC (and laptops) would be around for a long time […]

Gesture control: The next wave of consumer electronics user interface evolution

  Why have some smartphones and tablets been more successful than others? The answer is quite simple: they’re successful because of their intuitive user interface. It’s the part of the system that drives the user experience providing access and control of the services, applications and features of the device in a very easy to understand […]

RFID – making the “internet of things” real

Radio frequency identification (RFID), is one of the fastest growing technology sectors. The term RFID has become synonymous with reliable and repeatable automatic identification of people, assets and goods, and is likely to expand into realms not yet investigated. Stef du Plessis, director of Osiris Technical Systems, presented a paper entitled “RFID: Making the ‘internet […]