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February edition out this week

The February edition of the “new” EngineerIT under the Now Media banner will be...

Free comes at a personal information cost

Another day, another company abusing customer privacy. A joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard has discovered that...

Digital Lab Africa: Apply Now

Africa’s reference platform for next-gen content, Digital Lab Africa (DLA), has launched its next...

Need a new past time?

Tired of channel surfing? Need a new pastime? Here is the opportunity to find...

SONA 2020

Deep cuts in data prices and high demand spectrum to be released this year. President...

We’re back, and re-engineered!

Welcome to our first newsletter After a short break EngineerIT is back both in print...

New hotspots driving cost hikes in key data centre markets

Latest report  highlights thriving Data Centre market in South Africa and spread of activity...

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Digital Lab Africa: Apply Now

Africa’s reference platform for next-gen content, Digital Lab Africa...

SONA 2020

Deep cuts in data prices and high demand spectrum to be released this year. President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address announced...

New hotspots driving cost hikes in key data centre markets

Latest report  highlights thriving Data Centre market in South Africa and spread of activity across Sub-Saharan Africa “Data continues to be one of the most...

Huawei’s 5G is ok says UK PM

British officials will reportedly give the greenlight for the use of Huawei 5 G equipment in UK networks ignoring US pressure to exclude Huawei...

ICT

Free comes at a personal information cost

Another day, another company abusing customer privacy. A joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard has discovered that antivirus maker Avast, who also...

Digital Lab Africa: Apply Now

Africa’s reference platform for next-gen content, Digital Lab Africa (DLA), has launched its next call for applications. In its...

SONA 2020

Deep cuts in data prices and high demand spectrum to be released this year. President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State...

New hotspots driving cost hikes in key data centre markets

Latest report  highlights thriving Data Centre market in South Africa and spread of activity across Sub-Saharan Africa “Data continues to...

Huawei’s 5G is ok says UK PM

British officials will reportedly give the greenlight for the use of Huawei 5 G equipment in UK networks ignoring...

Customer experience is fast becoming the new currency

“The adoption of new digital technologies and the ever-changing expectations of customers continues to challenge traditional retailers, forcing them...

Measurement & Instrumentation

Intelligence at the edge: The edge node

The industrial internet of things (IoT) encompasses the broad transformation underway that will make pervasive sensing across connected machines...

Sensors in the IoT environment

Industry 4.0 benefits are primarily driven by a data-driven strategy, the theory being that the more data you have,...

The complexity of water management in mines

Water in South Africa is a very important, albeit a very scarce resource. In addition to human consumption, all...

Basic oscilloscope fundamentals

Electronic technology permeates our lives and as electronic technology has advanced, the speeds at which these devices operate have...

RF noise is killing communication

What climate change is doing to cause erratic and unforeseen weather, so is uncontrolled increases in radio frequency (RF)...

Practical guide: Thermography in preventive maintenance

When it comes to maintaining buildings and technical systems, thermography has proved to be an indispensable aid. With the...

Automation & Control

New app supports predictive services for drive systems

With Predictive Services for Drive Systems, Siemens presents a standardised extension to the local service agreement at this year’s...

Green BLDC fan driver lowers energy use

Allegro MicroSystems, a global leader in power and sensing solutions for motion control and energy efficient systems, has announced...

Digital enterprise portfolio extended

Siemens is introducing a newly-developed complete system for industrial operation and monitoring: the web-based visualisation system comprises Simatic WinCC...

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger joint venture on track

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger have announced the closing of their previously-announced joint venture, Sensia, the oil and gas industry’s...

Supporting predictive services for drive systems

Predictive Services for Drive Systems is based on the new Mindsphere Predictive Service Assistance app from SIemens. It makes...

Streamlining operations with tech to drive business

By harnessing technology, manufacturers can improve effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability, ultimately streamlining operations. For example, Syspro can help you...

Electronics

Light band technology: Single sensor for all objects

Based on continuous, homogenous light band, Wenglor’s new retro-reflex sensors can also reliably detect objects with irregular or asymmetrical...

Photoelectric sensor for labels

The LabelEye is a photoelectric sensor designed specifically to sense labels on a roll. Since the LabelEye is a...

RF solutions for 5G

Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimetre wave products, announces a comprehensive...

Time saving enhancements

Fibox is proud to present further enhancements to the UL listed NEMA 4X, ARCA – IEC non-metallic polycarbonate cabinet...

Advanced modular controller product

The ioThinx 4530 series is an advanced modular controller product with a unique hardware design, making it an ideal...

Dedicated to providing high quality printed circuit boards

PCBSA is a Cape Town based company dedicated to providing high quality printed circuit boards to the South African...

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

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...

Amateur radio geostationary satellite to support disaster relief communication

While radio amateurs have been building and operating satellites since 1961, most were in...

Vertical vs horizontal antenna polarisation benefits questioned

Recent spectacular two-way communication between South Africa’s West Coast Radio amateurs and St Helena...

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...