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September EngineerIT now online

Full speed into the future with AI To streamline processes, maximise resources and optimise data...

Energy Loggers to identify critical energy savings

Energy is a significant cost at any industrial facility, and while managers view energy...

Panel discussion: AI for good – for good business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are fast moving out of the hype status and...

GEOMAGNETIC STORM WARNING

A solar wind stream is heading for Earth and it could spark the strongest...

RF Electromechanical Relay Switch Applications

RF electromechanical switches are a key active device in many signal chains, including time-domain...

Understand compliance obligations to local regulations

Businesses operating in South Africa can now map and understand their obligations, roles and...

Global tech brand OPPO invests in South Africa

Soon, South African consumers stand to benefit from the innovations such as SuperVOOC rapid...

SiC MOSFETs with high switching speeds

New N-channel devices offer compelling array of characteristics  RS Components (RS) now stocks ON Semiconductor’s...

Qorvo CMD328K3 low cost alternative to hybrid amplifiers

Qorvo’s CMD328K3 is ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small size and...

Adapting the supply chain to the ‘new normal’

“It is prudent for the supply chain, particularly in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)...

Why is local no longer lekker?

At the end of every year, analysts make predictions about the state of the...

Rechargeable solid-state battery for intrinsically safe IoT devices

RS Components (RS) is now stocking CeraCharge, the industry’s first rechargeable solid-state SMD battery...

Teraco keeping African Traffic in Africa

Andrew Owens, peering and interconnection specialist at Teraco Data Environments, joined Hans van de...

5G private networks boost industrial productivity?

Consumers may think 5G means faster downloads, but industry stands to gain real financial...

Optimising cathodic protection systems for hazardous environment

Cathodic protection (CP) is a critical tool when it comes to combatting corrosion in...

Analysis determines we are in Solar Cycle 25

The solar minimum between Solar Cycle 24 and 25 - the period when the...

When to choose an RF limiter or attenuator

Both RF limiters and attenuators reduce the power of an RF signal. However, they...

High-speed interconnects for fast signalling applications

The new range offers a space-saving, flexible design and optimised Edge Rate® contacts for...

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September EngineerIT now online

Full speed into the future with AI To streamline processes,...

Panel discussions

Panel discussion: AI for good – for good business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are fast moving out of the hype status and into the reality status. South African industry recently launched the...

Teraco keeping African Traffic in Africa

Andrew Owens, peering and interconnection specialist at Teraco Data Environments, joined Hans van de Groenendaal, editor of Engineer IT, to virtually discuss a number...

ElectroMechanica launches compact VFD

Listen to the ElectroMechanica Podcast about the new compact ME300 range of vector-controlled drives which offer standard essential built-in functionality including multi-pump control, a...

Greater awareness increases the adoption of cloud

Greater awareness of the benefits the cloud brings to businesses is one of the reasons why more companies are moving into the cloud. This,...

Global tech brand OPPO invests in South Africa

Soon, South African consumers stand to benefit from the innovations such as SuperVOOC rapid charging and bespoke audio tuning that OPPO has spread around...

Why is local no longer lekker?

At the end of every year, analysts make predictions about the state of the industry the following year. While 2020 has brought many unexpected...

Analysis determines we are in Solar Cycle 25

The solar minimum between Solar Cycle 24 and 25 - the period when the sun is least active - happened in December 2019, when...

ICT

Microsoft launches two new Surface devices in SA

The Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 deliver productivity, security, mobility and speed Microsoft is expanding its Surface device...

Fak’ugesi Festival 2020 is Powering Up Africa’s Resolution

#POWERTOTHEPIXEL 2020 invites artists to enter now! The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg has...

Working from home, panel discusses challenges

EngineerIT “cyber security, the challenges remotely” panel discussion. Listen here EngineerIT hosted a virtual panel discussion on 25 June 2020,...

Cancelled Exhibitions? Keep markets focused on your company

Cancelled Exhibitions?  Keep markets focused on your company with one EngineerIT’ s innovative marketing packages With so many exhibitions, like...

Live streaming platform to support creative industry

How we interact with one another and the events that we attend have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Mobile services much of a muchness!

SA cellular networks increasingly undifferentiated when it comes to customer satisfaction  The South African cellular network industry has improved in...

Measurement & Instrumentation

Energy Loggers to identify critical energy savings

Energy is a significant cost at any industrial facility, and while managers view energy as an unavoidable expense, it’s...

Tektronix BS1000C oscilloscope for STEM learning

The new oscilloscope comes with an enhanced user interface and a variety of education-specific features  RS Components (RS), is now...

Measure flow, pressure and temperature with one device

The new FTMg multi-functional sensor from SICK Automation provides leakage detection with accurate flow, pressure and temperature measurement, all...

Ultrasound to provide updates on fuel tank levels

Nordic’s entry-level nRF52810 Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) remains a popular choice for interesting but useful new...

Peer-to-Peer wireless for safer gas monitoring

Across the world workers take on jobs without having all the information they need to get them done safely....

Barcode scanner uses Bluetooth LE for social distancing

German industry 4.0 specialist, ProGlove, has added Covid-19 social distancing functionality to its ProGlove connect app. The new proximity...

Automation & Control

Cancelled Exhibitions? Keep markets focused on your company

Cancelled Exhibitions?  Keep markets focused on your company with one EngineerIT’ s innovative marketing packages With so many exhibitions, like...

RFID is a ‘must-have’ technology

The benefits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are far-reaching, pertinent to many industries and for a variety of...

New automation platform eradicates the traditional boundaries between machine control systems, IT and the Internet of Things.

With the new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, centralised and decentralised automation topologies can now be created flexibly. A Linux real-time...

Things just got real: 80% of businesses already use IoT platforms despite security risks

A new Kaspersky report - with superpower comes super responsibility: the benefits and challenges of IoT in business shows...

Africa Automation Technology Fair 2021 aims at bringing the African Continent to South Africa

Headlined as a new immersive industrial automation and technology experience, the 2021 Africa Automation and Technology Fair will be...

Rockwell Automation acquires ASEM to enhance its integrated automation solutions

Rockwell Automation has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, S.p.A., a leading provider of digital automation technologies. ASEM...

Electronics

Cancelled Exhibitions? Keep markets focused on your company

Cancelled Exhibitions?  Keep markets focused on your company with one EngineerIT’ s innovative marketing packages With so many exhibitions, like...

Free technology webinars

RF Design invites technocrats to free Marki Microwave technology webinars. 14 May 2020 at 15:00 SAST (SAST = local time...

Space scientists to coordinate respirator project

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has mandated the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) to manage the...

Electric cars: thermal management bigger headache than batteries.

Just as you were thinking that electric cars have no issue with overheating or having to check the radiator,...

iSERT becomes first Sigfox accredited test laboratory

iSERT, a company specialising in turnkey testing solutions for EMC, RF and safety testing, has collaborated with SqwidNet, the...

App to trace close proximity Corona contacts

A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University has published results in the journal Science that furthers...

Gadgets4Geeks

Gadgets4Geeks – October 2019

Get pool updates on your phone PoolSense, conceptualised, designed and manufactured in South Africa, uses...

Gadgets4Geeks – June 2019

Light on weight, big on sound LG’s XBOOM Go waterproof Bluetooth Speakers are designed with...

Gadgets4Geeks – May 2019

Wireless charging for gaming controllers Powercast’s Wireless Charging Grips are apparently the world’s first genuinely...

Gadgets4Geeks – March 2019

Durable speakers with extra bass Sony has launched the new SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 extra...

Amateur Radio

AMSAT SA Annual Space Symposium Goes Virtual

AMSAT SA, the association of space communication enthusiasts, has turned its annual Space Symposium...

Amateur Radio today as relevant as 95 years ago

Today 20 May 2020, Amateur Radio is still as relevant as 95 years ago...

Radio amateurs need a mindset shift

Since its inception, amateur radio has moved with technological developments and often led some...

SA needs more citizen science – amateur radio can show the way

Citizen science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by people interested...

Aerospace

Curiosity detects sunspots

  In July 2015 NASA's sun-monitoring spacecraft STEREO-A was almost exactly behind the sun from...

SANSA calls for collaboration with industry

Speaking at a space and industry dialogue business breakfast, the CEO of the South...