Posts tagged as Data

Terrestrial lidar and UAV aerial triangulation for open pit mines

  Say what you will about the past few years, it has produced some useful tools for the surveyor. First, lidar technology made it possible to collect high-density 3D data with spectacular speed, so that now almost any surveyor can afford a terrestrial lidar scanner. This has created a large new market as customers find […]

Redundancy in ethernet communications for power utilities

  Ethernet has become, without a doubt, the standard for communications networks around the world, whether for utility, industrial, ITS or any other mission critical application. Moving to ethernet rather than the more traditional serial communications has changed the way that these sites and applications are being handled, the most obvious change being that the […]

Data storage in the cloud – is South African business ready?

  Are businesses in South Africa ready for storing their data in the cloud?   It is actually a redundant question, as in several recent security surveys respondents were asked if they would share sensitive company information in dropbox. The overwhelming response was yes!   While that indicates that the use of storage in the cloud is […]

Trends from the automation capital

  The buzzwords at this year’s SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Germany were “energy” and “data”. Economic pressures, environmental consciousness and regulations have influenced product and service designs, and shifted the focus to technology optimisation. Automation trade fairs and conferences are good indicators of shifting trends in the market, and the SPS IPC Drives Exhibition […]