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iSERT becomes first Sigfox accredited test laboratory

iSERT, a company specialising in turnkey testing solutions for EMC, RF and safety testing,...

App to trace close proximity Corona contacts

A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University has published results in...

Space technology that ‘tricks’ the cellphone

Startup Lynk Global recently hit a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) milestone by sending a message...

Bluetooth LE sensor helps skiers improve technique

A London based consumer electronics start-up has turned to Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip...

How to talk AI like an expert

By Marais Neethling, Synthesis AI Evangelist Getting lost in the latest tech talk? Don’t know...

Submarine Cable breaks – back to slow internet

(Updated 18:00 30 March 2020) Many South Africans are back to slow internet and it...

RFID is a ‘must-have’ technology

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

Take business calls at home

The global trend towards increased remote work has been accelerated and as South Africa...

Locked down! So, you can’t have a dinner party!

It is amazing how innovative we can be when the odds turn against us,...

Digital transformation, oil and gas industry opportunities

Digital transformation has created new opportunities for oil and gas companies (O&G) to lower...

ICASA service scaled down but still available

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has scaled down its operations. Most...

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...

ABB Ability smart sensor enables preventative maintenance to be scheduled to prevent unplanned outages

The ABB Ability smart sensor attaches to a mounted bearing and employs temperature and...

Keep abreast with technology while SA is on lock-down

EngineerIT will keep you abreast of developments in the world of technology throughout the...

Hasty cloud adoption increases companies’ risk profile

The relevancy of the cloud will soon begin to wane as more decision-makers come...

The March edition of EngineerIT has been published, another great read.

The March edition of EngineerIT has been published and is being delivered to subscribers....

Coronavirus-themed security attacks on the increase

By Indi Siriniwasa, Vice President at Trend Micro Sub-Saharan Africa When there is a crisis,...

Featured

Space technology that ‘tricks’ the cellphone

Startup Lynk Global recently hit a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO)...

Submarine Cable breaks – back to slow internet

(Updated 18:00 30 March 2020) Many South Africans are back to slow internet and it could not have come at the worst possible time as...

Keep abreast with technology while SA is on lock-down

EngineerIT will keep you abreast of developments in the world of technology throughout the lock down period and beyond with articles and news from...

The March edition of EngineerIT has been published, another great read.

The March edition of EngineerIT has been published and is being delivered to subscribers. A PDF version is available for download. Click here.The articles...

ICT

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...

Space technology that ‘tricks’ the cellphone

Startup Lynk Global recently hit a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) milestone by sending a message from a satellite directly to...

How to talk AI like an expert

By Marais Neethling, Synthesis AI Evangelist Getting lost in the latest tech talk? Don’t know your AI from your ML?...

Submarine Cable breaks – back to slow internet

(Updated 18:00 30 March 2020) Many South Africans are back to slow internet and it could not have come at...

Take business calls at home

The global trend towards increased remote work has been accelerated and as South Africa is now in a lockdown...

ICASA service scaled down but still available

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has scaled down its operations. Most ICASA staff will be working...

Measurement & Instrumentation

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...

ABB Ability smart sensor enables preventative maintenance to be scheduled to prevent unplanned outages

The ABB Ability smart sensor attaches to a mounted bearing and employs temperature and vibration sensors to accurately track...

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...

Automation & Control

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...

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...

Electronics

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...

Bluetooth LE sensor helps skiers improve technique

A London based consumer electronics start-up has turned to Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the processing...

Purposed designed UPS’s protects coal mine PLC systems

Becker Mining South Africa has developed an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) back-up system to protect plc systems which control...

Exciting update to electrical catalogue

ElectroMechanica (EM), a specialised importer and wholesale distributor of products for energy management, automation and switchgear, launched the latest...

“Raar maar waar!” World’s smelliest fruit could charge your mobile phone

Strange but true! A University of Sydney researcher has developed a new method using the world's most repulsive smelling...

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...