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App monitors spread of FAW in Africa

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     10th August 2018 The Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) application (app) can save 300-million people in Africa from food insecurity and prevent significant economic losses in maize of up to $4.8-billion, caused by the infestation of the fall armyworm (FAW), says Food and Agriculture... 

Afgri Equipment, John Deere launch agricultural equipment telematics, automation systems

By: Schalk Burger     28th May 2018 Agricultural equipment company Afgri Equipment and agricultural equipment multinational John Deere have launched the JD Link telematics solution, which can connect any make and model of agricultural machinery in the field in near-real-time with the farmer’s office and mobile devices. Afgri CEO... 

Embracing automation can lead to greater skills development

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th December 2017 While the automated economy is often seen as a threat to many of today’s jobs, ManpowerGroup South Africa MD Lyndy van den Barselaar notes that it will open up employment opportunities for those with the right skillsets, as the digital transformation continues to change the way we work. “While it... 

Monitoring energy consumption fosters efficiency

By: Nica Schreuder     10th November 2017 Being aware of how much energy one consumes is key in energy efficiency and management, and has the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption in businesses and residential households, says industrial switchgear, automation and energy efficiency product distributor ElectroMechanica (EM)... 

China pumps supplier to support SA business partners

6th October 2017 China-based heat pump supplier PHNIX announced that it will deploy more market resources to support business partners in South Africa, most specifically to new water heater distributors. 

SKF unveils new machinery health monitoring solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

16th August 2017 SKF’s latest condition monitoring technologies are demonstrated live on a vibrating screen operating at the show SKF used CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, a major exhibition for the international construction and aggregates industries, to demonstrate its latest condition monitoring technologies. Taking... 

Real-world applications of blockchain-enabled supply chains

29th May 2017 This is the second of a two-part series examining the impact of blockchain technology on supply chains. In part I we examined how blockchains work, and the potential game changing impact of this new technology on supply chains as a record keeping, verification, tracking and transaction switching... 

Real-world applications of blockchain-enabled supply chains

26th May 2017 This is the second of a two-part series examining the impact of blockchain technology on supply chains. In part I we examined how blockchains work, and the potential game changing impact of this new technology on supply chains as a record keeping, verification, tracking and transaction switching... 

Blockchain and the Future of Finance

28th March 2017 The banking sector is an ancient one with prototype banks identified as early as 2000 BC in Babylon and Assyria, but they have also been partly responsible for a lot of economic blunders in recent years – from the 2008 recession caused by subprime lending to the EU currency crisis caused by... 

BitData: A peer-to-peer mobile data system 

2nd December 2016 South African researcher and a senior electrical engineer Daneel Uys has produced a paper introducing a new proposed peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile data platform in response to high data rates and the #DataMustFall movement. In the attached White Paper, BitData: A Peer-to-Peer Mobile Data System, he... 

SKF offers new shaft alignment tool

10th November 2016 SKF announced the introduction of its SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 71. Designed for professional alignment in harsh industrial environments, the TKSA 71 provides superior alignment performance and long service life. The tool’s easy-to-use, dedicated software applications enable different types... 

Rosebank office awarded top green rating

By: Dylan Slater     22nd July 2016 Green-focused architecture consultancy Solid Green Consulting’s Rosebank offices were recently awarded 6-Star Green Star South Africa Interiors v1 certification for the incorporation of ecofriendly aspects into their offices.  

Six stars for Solid Green’s own offices

27th June 2016 In another ‘first’ for the South African green building sector, Solid Green Consulting has been awarded the first 6-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification for the company’s own offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Located on the second floor of an existing mixed-use commercial building on... 

New cyberprotection system launched amid rise in attacks on ATMs

By: Schalk Burger     24th June 2016 Cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky Lab has launched an enterprise-grade, dedicated automatic teller machine (ATM), point-of-sales (PoS) and point-of-service machine protection and detection system for Windows-based platforms, called Kaspersky Lab Embedded Systems Security. ATMs are usually... 

BitCo extends its Fibre promotion

3rd June 2016 Due to a growing demand for Fibre connectivity, BitCo has decided to extend its Premium Uncapped Business Fibre promotion to the end of July 2016. The promotion is specifically aimed at new business clients and offers convenient business connectivity. BitCo’s managing director Jarryd Chatz says... 

REMOTEWORX® is a customizable hardware and software platform that enables users to rapidly deploy and integrate cloud based data...

5th November 2015 REMOTEWORX® was recently launched and is a solution jointly developed by Adroit Technologies and Systems Automation and Management and enters the Machine-to-Machine market with this end-to-end offering.  Managing Director of Adroit, Dave Wibberley said, “We have taken the difficult aspects of M2M... 

How mobile tracking apps can keep downtime to a minimum

9th September 2015 By: Hubert Carton, Group Marketing & Business Development Manager Fluid Connectors Group Europe, Parker Hannifin Europe 

Broadlink provide connectivity to 2 500 learners in Orange Farm and Lenasia

31st August 2015 Mpheti Mahlatsi Secondary School in Orange Farm and Southview High School in Lenasia are each the recipients of 5Mbps Uncapped WDSL (Wireless DSL) connectivity service for the next 18 months courtesy of Broadlink. Provision of the connectivity service, valued at around R198 000, is in joint... 

Managed services can ease the transition to and provide technology to enable a dynamic workplace

26th August 2015 Bring Your Own Device has become more than just a nice to have in the workplace. It has become a trend that enables mobility, empowering employees to potentially work from anywhere at any time. For many mobile staff, gone are the days of allocated desks, landline telephones and in-person meetings... 

Sage One hits the nail on the head for Munro Accountancy and its clients

10th July 2015 Port Elizabeth-based accounting firm Munro Accountancy is running the accounts for most of its clients on the Sage One Accounting online software because of the cost-effective, convenient and powerful, yet simplistic features that the solution offers. The firm is also recommending Sage One to its... 

Autodesk offers free software access to fuel innovation 

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th June 2015 In an attempt to fuel innovation, uncover new-world innovators and designers, and advance design and engineering, Autodesk has opened up its professional design, engineering and entertainment software portfolio to those wanting to learn. Students, teachers, universities, schools and other... 

Glencore puts millions into education in Mpumalanga coalfields 

12th June 2015 Mining and marketing giant Glencore, which recently provided R2.76-million in funding for the LaunchPad video mentoring facility for learners in the Phola community of Mpumalanga, on Friday also launched a R75-million state-of-the-art school in Phola for learners in the province's coalfields,... 

Internet to change structures of economy as S Africa follows global trends

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th April 2015 The rapid adoption of Internet connection is swiftly changing the structures of economies worldwide – including South Africa’s, information and communication technology giant Ericsson South Africa MD Magnus Mchunguzi said. As more and more South Africans move towards an increasingly connected... 

Trimble Introduces New DGNSS Beacon Receiver for Marine Construction

30th January 2015 Trimble® SPS356 DGNSS Beacon Receiver specifically designed for marine construction. This affordable, dedicated marine receiver allows contractors to achieve sub-meter accuracy using DGNSS or MSK Beacon station corrections for robust, multi-constellation positioning. The receiver is ideal for a... 

Why mobile strategies do actually work

25th February 2014 In order to seriously compete in today’s commercial environment decision makers have to put into practice a carefully refined mobile strategy. Any credible strategy will inevitably cover cloud-based service delivery, most notably Microsoft’s Office365, which is an example of ‘Software as... 

CTE and its products have landed on app

10th December 2013 Technical information, pictures and video handy on smartphone and tablet, to stay up to date with technology: Easy Catalogue is born Now you can have technical information, pictures and demonstration videos of aerial platforms always handy even on your smartphone and tablet. To feel closer to its... 

Open access points present mobile risks

5th November 2013 South African business executives and consumers who make use of hotspots in public areas, also known as open access points, to connect to the Internet, are putting themselves and their companies at significant risk. They assume that these easy and convenient points of Internet connectivity are... 

New software module allows for mobile plant equipment control

By: David Oliveira     23rd August 2013 Software solutions provider Wonderware released a new visualisation module this month, called InTouch Access Anywhere, which allows operators to view plant operations and control plant equipment over the Internet using mobile devices such as smartphones, says Wonderware technical director Deon... 

Modern monitoring technology reduces theft

By: Carina Borralho     16th August 2013 Technology which allows for the extreme compression of video footage, enables transportation companies to remotely view live footage from vehicles in transit, ensuring reduced response times to various situations such as hijacking, theft, and improper following of operator policies and... 

Solutions provider enters industry with launch of new product

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 Project management solutions provider Gigafusion, which began operating in January, is already reacting to market demand with the launch of its Project Navigator project-management tool in early May.  

Software to assist mining companies

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 New Zealand-based software developer Professional Software On Demand Anywhere (Psoda) is marketing its Psoda project-management software to mining companies worldwide.  

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