Posts tagged as digital

In conversation with Prof. Kees Immink: How digital coding led to the development of the CD

  In my conversations for this regular feature in EngineerIT I have met some very interesting people.  One such was Prof. Kees Immink, on the eve of the conferral of an honorary doctoral degree by the University of Johannesburg  faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, thus recognising him as one of the world’s most  […]

Communications – what is Zuma thinking?

  What is President Jacob Zuma thinking?  Yunus Carrim is out and former security minister Siyabonga Cwele is in the hot seat to manage South Africa’s telecommunications, in a new department called the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services. Before the election the communications industry had generally expected that Carrim would continue as the minister […]

Instrumentation for Generation Y

  by Chris Delvizis,  National Instruments Each generation of engineers have seen new generations of instrumentation. Baby boomers (born in the 1940s to 1960s) used cathode-ray oscilloscopes and multimeters with needle displays, now commonly referred to as “analogue” instruments. Generation X (born in the 1960s to 1980s) ushered in a new generation of “digital” instruments […]

Amateur radio goes digital

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT   In this monthly feature, Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV, executive chairman of the South African Amateur Radio Development Trust (SAARDT), looks at various technologies and activities that drive amateur radio. SAARDT is dedicated to the development of amateur radio in South Africa, with a special interest […]

Digital design folder for 3D CAD projects

The digital design folder created with Nemetschek Allplan’s BIM software encompasses all the elements of a building project clearly and compactly in a single file. Users integrate drawings, views, visualisations, reports, 3D models as well as colour, lighting and furnishing concepts as required in the interactive 3D-PDF, and thus obtain a professional presentation in a […]

Enhanced aerial digital camera system

Optech, has released its new CS-6500 aerial camera system. A direct advance from the CS-4800 camera, the CS-6500 inherits the CS-4800’s robust and proven design while providing enhancements and new features. As a result, the CS-6500 is a highly efficient camera that offers a fast cycle time, an electronic shutter, panchromatic or colour CCD sensors, […]

Aerial mapping company goes digital

Mapping Resource Group (MRG), an aerial mapping and photogrammetry company has purchased an UltraCamLp photogrammetric digital aerial camera system. MRG typically handles small projects (200 – 2000 acres) with a quick turnaround for private clients, DOTs, and state and local governments. Although the digital datasets produced by the UltraCamLp are larger than analogue datasets, MRG […]

New aerial camera system

Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit has introduced the UltraCam Falcon, the latest offering in its product line of digital photogrammetric aerial camera systems. The product is positioned between the UltraCamLp and the ultra-large UltraCam Eagle with respect to image footprint and price. The UltraCam Falcon features a very fast frame rate, solid state storage, and integration […]