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Recognition for intelligent toilet

14th February 2020 A so-called intelligent toilet has been recognised as an honouree in the CES 2020 Innovation Awards in the smart home category. Products recognised as the honourees scored above the threshold set for their respective product categories. 

Screening app brings hearing hope

31st January 2020 According to the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, deafness is one of the greatest disabilities in South Africa affecting more than 4-million people. It is estimated that of every 1 000 children born in the public health care sector, four to six children have hearing... 

Screening app brings hearing hope
App makes hearing screening more accessible

Squashing Web threats

16th January 2020 Web gateway protection aims to allow companies to block large amounts of Web threats before they reach endpoints. This aims to decrease the number of alerts on endpoints and, in turn, reduce interruptions to users and administrators and to help protect devices which do not have endpoint security... 

Wireless cloud connectivity for hazardous locations

10th January 2020 A wireless monitoring system has recently been introduced for use in a number of different industries and environments. The system enables designated safety contacts to receive real-time alerts for gas hazards, panic and man-down situations that my occur on site in production plants or in the... 

Tomorrow’s tyre uses today's technology

12th December 2019 Tyres that are aligned with the requirements of electric and autonomous driving in both individual and shared mobility scenarios are seen as a part of new technology solutions for the mobility of the future. Electrified tyres that feature sensors built into the structure of the tyre, have... 

Tomorrow’s tyre uses today's technology
Built-in sensors in the tyre of the future

Proactive electrical distribution management

12th December 2019 The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based technologies are being used to provide predictive solutions for electrical distribution system management and critical data centre assets. Asset Advisor services offer the potential to anticipate and address issues before they become critical... 

Managing networks in a digital business

29th November 2019 New cloud-managed networking and security offerings that aim to secure next-generation networking technology are now available. The new solutions aim to make digital businesses simpler to run, without sacrificing performance or security. 

Mobile shredding for secure data destruction

21st November 2019 Reducing risks related to the disposal of information technology (IT) assets has become a major concern for many companies.  With increasing data breaches across the globe, onsite data destruction is fast becoming the preferred method for IT asset disposal. Data destruction specialists aim to... 

Monitoring services sustain plant integrity

21st November 2019 Two new services aimed at complementing current condition monitoring (CM) solutions are now available. Condition monitoring is a component of predictive maintenance in which conditions in machinery, such as vibration and temperature, are monitored in order to identify changes which may indicate a... 

Temperature transmitter with Bluetooth for wireless connection

14th November 2019 A range of single-channel temperature transmitters with wireless communication via Bluetooth, has recently been launched. The transmitters are available with an integrated Bluetooth interface that allows users to wirelessly display measured values and perform configuration tasks. 

Integrated IO-Link technology matches automation with the Internet

31st October 2019 IO-Link is an industrial communications networking standard that allows for bi-directional exchange of data from IO-link compatible sensors and actuators to a field device. IO-Link is an increasingly used manufacturer-independent communication standard that provides more information,... 

Cloud-based business telephone management system updated

31st October 2019 A new version of a cloud-based business telephone management system (TMS) was recently launched. A TMS is a software application that allows organisations to track telephone call expenditure by keeping track of telephone usage. 

Digital CAD product catalogue for lighting systems

31st October 2019 A digital product catalogue has been created to facilitate the flow of information between designers and a manufacturer of lighting systems. The manufacturer had noted an increasing demand for computer-aided design (CAD), with engineers and designers demanding quick access to product information. 

Protect your critical infrastructure and manufacturing plants with Indegy and NU Africa

10th October 2019 As manufacturers around the world analyse and embrace the importance of being more connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cybersecurity experts caution that the benefits of being interconnected come with a warning, and companies need to protect their industrial plants from being... 

Protect your critical infrastructure and manufacturing plants with Indegy and NU Africa

It can happen to you – NU and Indegy discuss threats to industrial control systems and how to protect your OT infrastructure

9th October 2019 Cybercriminals have proven that they are more than ready to strike critical infrastructure, with potential examples of cyberattacks ranging from power facilities, transport systems and manufacturing plants, to water treatment facilities and defence systems, coming to the fore. 

It can happen to you – NU and Indegy discuss threats to industrial control systems and how to protect your OT infrastructure

Cutting cable theft

4th October 2019 Cable theft is arguably one of South Africa’s most pressing problems, with its negative impact on electricity supply, road and rail transport and industrial and mining output, as well as on the daily lives of citizens whose economic activities are disrupted, sometimes for prolonged periods.  A... 

Listening device could reduce mining downtime

1st October 2019 A device that uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to detect wind turbine blade damage, has been launched in Australia. The key piece of technology is the algorithm that can rate the health of the turbine based on its acoustic signature and monitor changes... 

Mobile app tracks deliveries

1st October 2019 A new mobile platform allows customers to track and coordinate the delivery of shipments across sub-Saharan Africa. The app offers a number of features, allowing users to access shipping quotations, find service points for collections and deliveries and track shipments in real time. 

Tablet enables online plant asset management

1st October 2019 A tablet personal computer (PC) tool for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments and document work progress, has been introduced.   The tablet is pre-installed with device configuration software and a device library. The device enables plant asset management in Class 1 Div... 

Controls system for smart-enabled equipment

26th September 2019 Controls systems manage, regulate and configure devices or systems. They are able to integrate a number of different controls or systems and can be used to manage single controllers, small commercial systems or large industrial controls systems. A new controls system that integrates equipment and... 

Online portal offers insights into promising African markets

10th September 2019 A website that presents data and analysis related to the growing markets of Africa, has been announced. The online portal acts as a knowledge resource designed to equip users with information about business opportunities in African countries, providing elements such as statistics, strengths and... 

Bitcoin app and crypto currency education for Africa

26th August 2019 A wallet application (app) for buying, selling and storing Bitcoin, is now available. The app is compatible with Android and Apple operating system, or iOS, devices. Bitcoin is a digital, crypto currency without a central bank or administrator. It can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer... 

Micro-computer soon to be available

26th August 2019 The Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched in South Africa and is awaiting Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s approval. The microcomputers were developed by the Raspberry Pi foundation in the UK to promote teaching of basic computer science but are also used in robotics and similar... 

Tinder for jobs matches job seekers with employers

21st August 2019 An application (app) to help employers find the right staff and to help job seekers find work, is now available in South Africa. The app aims to disrupt the market by cutting out several steps in the standard job application route. It automates the linking of candidates with prospective employers... 

Networks Unlimited Partners with and Indegy for industrial cybersecurity

19th August 2019 Networks Unlimited is joining forces with Indegy, its first African partner, to offer new solutions in Operational Technology (OT) security. Indegy provides state-of-the-art industrial cybersecurity, visibility and control across OT environments. It is committed to protecting businesses,... 

Networks Unlimited Partners with and Indegy for industrial cybersecurity

Online store for 3D printer bushings opens

6th August 2019 A three-dimensional (3D) printer bushings Web store has recently been launched. The store stocks specialised 3D printer bushings for many commonplace 3D models. The dedicated Web store has been established to deal with the growing demand for online purchases of these products. 

New app helps farmers monitor crops

16th July 2019 A new scouting application (app) allowing farmers to monitor their fields and report on crop health, has recently been released. The app aims to relieve farmers of time-consuming, manual on-foot scouting and promises a more intuitive, guided experience. It allows for remote crop monitoring and... 

New software aids mine management

16th July 2019 New software has been developed to integrate data from a mining project onto one software platform. The integrated visualisation and analysis platform brings all sensor technology together to give a holistic view of a mining environment. The platform combines total station, global navigation... 

App for the quarrying industry

16th July 2019 A new application (app) has been launched for use in the quarrying industry.  The app features an on-the-ground vibration and air-blast predictive calculator. The vibration and acoustic calculator (VibrAc) app can be used to estimate the ground vibration and airblast from a blasting event at a... 

Machine control solutions for the construction industry

2nd July 2019 Digital solutions have the potential to improve efficiency and productivity in the construction industry. Machine control solutions collect, process and enable the application of data in the construction phase of a project, with the aim of creating technologically smarter, safer and more... 

Mobile computer to simplify business processes

19th June 2019 A new Android-based, enterprise-class mobile computer has been announced. It aims to help businesses update mobile solutions, keep up with the demands of e-commerce, reduce training time, improve speed and accuracy, and increase productivity.   The computer is designed for use in in warehouses,... 

Gas certificates of conformity moving into the digital space

4th June 2019 The pressure equipment regulations (PER) of 2009 require a certificate of conformity (COC) for every completed gas installation; whether fuel, compressed, refrigerant, industrial, or medical gas. Upon completion of each installation, gas practitioners currently fill out and issue a physical form... 

Delivery management mobile app launched

4th June 2019 A delivery-management mobile app aimed at scheduling deliveries, managing administration and providing real-time tracking, has been launched. The app provides real-time delivery management information such as the current location of drivers, estimated time of arrival, the routes followed and an... 

Central plant optimisation software benefits explained

28th May 2019 Central plant optimisation, or CPO, technology is designed to help reduce energy consumption in central chilled water plants, where more than 35 % of a building’s power is consumed. While building management systems, or BMS, can be used to schedule plant run-time, CPO software aims to optimise... 

Advantages of interactive white boards highlighted

21st May 2019 An interactive board or smart board, named after the original manufacturer, allows a user to project an image and interact with it by writing on it or moving it on the board. The board is connected to a computer and works with a projector. The projector displays what is open on the computer... 

Internet of Things drives industrial transformation

14th May 2019 A cloud-to-cloud interoperability system with a choice of connectivity and device management, has been announced. The Internet of Things (IoT) has extended Internet connectivity to a wide range of devices, objects and applications and it is driving industrial digital transformation. This digital... 

First cloud data centre operational in Africa

14th May 2019 The first cloud service provider with an operational data centre in Africa has been announced. The data centre, or centralized computing and networking hub, is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is operated by Huawei cloud, which has started offering commercial services in the country. 

Next-generation managed services platform launched

7th May 2019 A new managed services platform which offers near real-time insight and reporting, managing over 9 000 Internet Protocol (IP) networks and supporting over 13-million users, has been launched. A managed services platform offers network-based services, devices and applications to individuals,... 

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