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Westcon gives customers endpoint options with new Avaya J-Series phones

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th October 2018 Resellers can now help customers improve desktop experience with J-Series devices that are modern, connected, and personalised. Westcon, leading value-added distributor, has added the latest range of Avaya IP endpoints, the J100 Series of IP phones to its expanding portfolio, providing resellers... 

IoT development kit available from RS Components connects out of the box to advanced Cloud-services platform

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th September 2018 RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has introduced a Cloud-enabled development kit that kick-starts IoT-sensing projects by allowing users to collect and analyse data on a dashboard within minutes after unboxing. The... 

WEG Motor Scan Set To Change Industry

17th September 2018 Leveraging digital technology is said to be key to participating in the next wave of economic growth. At the very least using it will allow mines, process plants and other industrial operations to reduce operating costs. Fanie Steyn, manager rotating machines at Zest WEG Group, says one of the... 

MSA Africa launches latest Bluetooth-enabled hearing protection

17th August 2018 MSA Africa has introduced Bluetooth technology into several product groups in its Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) range, such as hearing devices. This latest development in technology enhances health and safety even further in dangerous working environments such as underground mining.... 

Solutions engender safety and reliability for chemical fasteners  

2nd August 2018 Construction industry service and technology provider Hilti South Africa is offering two innovative technologies – the HIT-Z rod and advanced on-site testing – to ensure safety and reliability for chemical fasteners. Tasneem Bulbulia tells us more. 

Company extends offering

6th July 2018 Safety equipment manufacturer MSA Africa has extended its gas detection capabilities with the acquisition of gas detection technology manufacturer Senscient in the UK, and the launch of its new Ultima X5000 with Bluetooth communication. 

Solutions engender safety, reliability for chemical fasteners

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd June 2018 Construction industry service and technology provider Hilti South Africa is offering two “innovative technologies” – the HIT-Z rod and advanced on-site testing – to ensure safety and reliability for chemical fasteners, Hilti South Africa head of engineering Christiaan Davel tells Engineering... 

Technology at the fore

By: Halima Frost     15th June 2018 Various speakers discussed new technologies and applications in the thermoplastic welding industry at the Thermoplastics Welding Technology Day, hosted by industry body Plastics SA last month. The discussions ranged from single-user welding technology to new applications (apps) revolutionising... 

The IDEAL Commercial & Industrial Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer

11th June 2018 Measure NOx & SOx Quickly & Accurately Built-in Printer & Full COLOR Graphic Display Automatic Data Saving & Expanded Internal Memory Bluetooth Wireless Communication & Software The E4500-S Includes: Four Gas Sensors: 

Technology uptake to solve industry challenges

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     1st June 2018 Although there has been some progress in establishing continuous connectivity in the form of WiFi networks on railway systems in South Africa, political issues have limited the uptake of technologies in the rail industry, says access network infrastructure provider Ruckus Networks sub-Saharan... 

Acquisitions allow for access to tech, developments in industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     25th May 2018 Global motors and drives manufacturer and supplier Zest WEG Group’s Brazil headquarters has made several new acquisitions over the past few years, which has enabled the company to access a larger expertise pool and new technology, says Zest WEG Group manager of rotating machines Fanie Steyn. WEG... 

Hyundai's i20 gets smarter, with a refreshed design and new flagship derivative

23rd May 2018 Hyundai Automotive South Africa is continuing its success in the segment for mid-sized hatchbacks by introducing a refreshed i20 line-up with a more modern design, and the addition of a 1.4 Active flagship derivative. "The i20 is one of our important models and has been one of our top-selling... 

MSA Africa offers latest safety technology for hazardous environments

23rd May 2018 From hearing protection to integrated harness systems, MSA Africa offers industries such as petrochemicals and oil-and-gas the latest technology to guarantee worker health and safety in hazardous environments. For example, the Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD) integrated harness system from... 

New Milwaukee app, equipment tracker improve tool management

15th May 2018 (Date) 2018: Improved tool management, due to greater control, access, and traceability, is now available through a new app and equipment tracker from Milwaukee, distributed locally by leading supplier Upat. The ONE-KEY™ app is a digital platform for tools and equipment that allows users to... 

Wither fundamental knowledge?

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     4th May 2018 I was drinking at the bar Elsabe used to call A Touch of Sadness. I was with an architect and Pierre F, a brilliant French fine artist and great conversationalist. Oh, yes, he has a doctorate in oceanography and used to work for the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The... 

MSA Africa extends its gas-detection capabilities significantly

26th April 2018 MSA Africa has extended its gas-detection capabilities significantly with the acquisition of Senscient of the UK, and the launch of its new Ultima® X5000 with Bluetooth communication. High false-alarm rates, slow detection and poor reliability are frequent bugbears for on-site operations in terms... 

Three new Novus products improve temperature logging accuracy

20th April 2018 Brazilian loop controller and data instrumentation manufacturer Novus Automation has launched three new products within the last four months, the Novus LoopView, the LogBox-BLE and the RHT Climate range with a focus on temperature and pressure monitoring. The first product is the Novus LoopView.... 

Power tool systems’ new line launched in Southern Africa 

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 Hand-held power tool supplier Milwaukee has launched the patented Red Link Plus Intelligence electronics system for hand-held power tools. “The Red Link Plus system introduces new electrical controls throughout the hand-held power tools that the company supplies. It starts with the battery packs... 

New measuring laser introduced to African market 

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 Tool and fixings distributor Upat has introduced the Stabila LAR 350 rotational laser (LAR 350) to the African market, which enables construction workers and foremen to measure, level and position equipment, explains Upat national product specialist Charl Weber. The LAR 350 has a wireless... 

RS Components expands RS Pro range of test and measurement equipment

26th February 2018 RS Pro oscilloscope probes, thermal imaging cameras and digital multimeter now available for maintenance professionals RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has launched more than 100 new test and measurement products under its RS... 

New tools to assist hearing impaired

12th February 2018 Anyone who struggles with their hearing will tell you that telephone conversations and meetings can be the most challenging of business settings. Even with hearing aids, following conversations in these situations can present a significance hindrance in communication and understanding.   Luckily,... 

Quality reprioritised in local battery market

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th December 2017 With its battery anti-theft solution successfully protecting more than 15 000 lead acid batteries in South Africa, battery and related-components supplier Aztec is seeing an increase in demand for premium quality batteries with a longer operating life. 

Consumer demand for wearable devices set to continue

By: Dylan Slater     15th September 2017 Sales of wearable devices, such as smart watches and fitness trackers, are set to increase by 16.7%, from 265.8-million units in 2016 to 310.4-million in 2017, according to predictions from US-based research and advisory company Gartner.  

Smartwatches set to dominate R4tr wearables market

By: News24Wire      1st September 2017 Over 300-million wearable devices are expected to be sold in 2017 generating almost R4-trillion, according to research firm Gartner. A recent study by the company revealed that wearable device sales are expected to grow by 16.7% during the year, with an estimated sale of 41.5-million smartwatches... 

Tinnitus? Noise reduction technology can help

29th August 2017 Tinnitus – the ringing in one’s ears. But it’s not always a ringing sound. Some  people say it’s a buzzing, hissing, roaring clicking noise. Some say it sounds like the buzz of cicadas or chirruping of crickets. Many sufferers, however, report that the noise in their ears is constant. At its... 

MSA Africa gives a shout-out to latest advances in hearing protection

3rd August 2017 Hearing protection is vital to prevent long-term, irreversible hearing loss. However, due to the fact that there are no immediate consequences, hearing protection is often not taken seriously enough. MSA Africa has addressed this problem by introducing the latest technology in hearing protection,... 

Efficient Solution For Simple Safety Tasks

26th June 2017 Easy configuration of the Leuze RSL Series safety laser scanner via Bluetooth and Ethernet TCP/IP makes this device easy to set up and use. Further, despite the large number of possible field pairs – up to 100 – it is simple to create independent configurations with its application oriented... 

Legrand launches Nuvo intelligent sound system for digital music with exceptional sound quality

6th June 2017 Legrand’s new intelligent Nuvo sound system solutions have been designed for access to a limitless gallery of music, with exceptional sound quality, that would be impressive to any composer of the music resounding throughout the home. The Nuvo sound system is easy to create and customise - even... 

Bosch introduces ‘smart’ levelling with two new laser levels

16th May 2017 Bosch has introduced the concept of ‘smart’ levelling with its launch of the GCL 2-50 C (red laser technology) and GCL 2-50 CG Professional (green laser technology), which allows hands-free remote control via smartphone, in addition to a motorised mount for precise positioning of the laser lines.... 

Most rugged multi-gas detector yet sets new safety benchmark

22nd March 2017 The new MSA ALTAIR® 4XR multi-gas detector provides real-time event notification using Bluetooth connectivity. This sets a new technological benchmark for advanced features, boosting health and safety for workers operating in hazardous or dangerous environments. The latest multi-gas detector from... 

How engineers are revolutionising the automotive industry: five major trends

20th March 2017 Find out which new major trends are shaping the automotive industry. 

New system expands product range

17th March 2017 The condition monitoring equipment range from technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has been expanded by the newly launched portable SPM Leonova Diamond Aligner (SPM Leonova) system. 

Funding secured for metered taxi owner-driver scheme

By: Irma Venter     16th December 2016 SA Taxi has secured R300-million in funding from Futuregrowth Asset Management, which it will use to provide financing to the company’s Zebra Cabs owner-driver scheme.  SA Taxi is South Africa’s largest financier of minibus taxis. It acquired Zebra Cabs metered taxis in 2015, motivated by the... 

SA Taxi secures R300m in funding to take on Uber

By: Irma Venter     30th November 2016 SA Taxi has secured R300-million in funding from Futuregrowth Asset Management, which it will use to provide financing to the company’s Zebra Cabs owner-driver scheme. SA Taxi is South Africa’s largest financier of minibus taxis. It acquired Zebra Cabs metered taxis in 2015, motivated by the need... 

Hytera Expands DMR Portfolio by Introducing Entry-level Radios

1st November 2016 Hytera, a world leading solution provider of Professional Mobile Radio communications, has officially released a brand new Digital Mobile Radio series, the BD series, a cost-effective entry-level series of handheld radios, together with an array of feature enhancement to the existing PD3/4/5... 

Endress+Hauser Radar steps into new dimensions

28th September 2016 The new Micropilot FMR10 and FMR20 Endress+Hauser offer perfect application fit devices for level measurement in the Water & Wastewater industry and Utilities in all industries. Time saving and innovative commissioning, operation and maintenance via app using Bluetooth® wireless technology... 

Endress+Hauser Introduces Cost-Effective Micropilot Free Space Radar Level Transmitters

23rd September 2016 FMR10 and FMR20 measure liquid levels up to an accuracy of 0.08 in. at ranges up to 66 feet. Bluetooth wireless communications allow remote configuration via an app. Endress+Hauser will demonstrate the FMR20 at WEFTEC in New Orleans, September 26-28, in Booth 3745 

Hytera Launches Latest DMR Handheld Radio PD98X

29th August 2016 PD98X, a new member of the already versatile DMR portfolio of Hytera, brings exceptional audio experience with enhanced features and innovations. Hytera, a world leading solution provider of Professional Mobile Radio communications, has launched its latest DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) handheld... 

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