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RS Components extends its high-quality storage range with lightweight cases from Peli Air

     2nd November 2016 Versatile storage solutions are 40% lighter and provide tough waterproof protection for valuable equipment in diverse applications   RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a variety of new products to its high-quality... 

Jasco delivers Avid’s NEXIS software defined storage platform for media to the African market

     28th June 2016 Jasco has recently announced the availability of Avid’s NEXIS software defined storage platform to the local market including sub-Saharan countries.  The solution is the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platform specifically designed for storing and managing media. Avid NEXIS... 

Structural Floor Extreme

     9th June 2016 Structural floor showing 1932 secondary support beams Over the years First Office Storage Concepts has consistently offered innovative storage solutions, quality products and outstanding customer service to all its clients, locally, nationally and across our borders. We have managed to achieve... 

Energy storage possible standby for grid failure

By: Simon Sonnekus     22nd April 2016 While energy storage may seem like a viable option for standby power initiatives during grid failure, several issues first need to resolved for it to be implemented, South African National Energy Development Institute’s Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development manager Dr Karen... 

BlueNova introduces new battery to market 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd February 2016 JSE-listed Reunert Group subsidiary Reutech and newly formed BlueNova has introduced lithium-iron yttrium phosphate (LiFeYP04) batteries to the market, noting that it would be a good alternative to ageing lead-acid batteries. BlueNova CEO James Verster told delegates at the launch that the... 

Renewables require innovation and change of mining industry mindset

By: Simon Rees     19th January 2016 The future success of renewables in the mining sector will require companies to overhaul the way they think about energy and mine development, according to professional services firm Deloitte. “When we look at mining, innovation and competitiveness, we don’t often put those things together,” said... 

Renewable energy opportunities rise as costs slide and solutions grow

By: Simon Rees     15th January 2016 TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Despite the tie-up between the renewables market and the mining sector being dynamic and exciting, the high levels of upfront capital expenditure (capex) needed to install and operate renewable components and storage solutions remained a significant impediment to... 

Diesel price plunge slowed but not stymied renewables uptake

By: Simon Rees     9th January 2016 The mining sector’s uptake of renewable energy could be slowed by cheaper diesel in the wake of crude oil’s price plunge, head of energy consulting firm THEnergy Thomas Hillig told an audience at a recent Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce conference on renewables in mining, in... 

Cape energy storage start-up creates ‘peak shaving’ offering on back of battery innovation 

By: Terence Creamer     11th December 2015 A South African energy storage start-up has developed a containerised battery back-up solution that it plans to install free-of-charge at enterprises seeking to reduce their electricity consumption during high-tariff peak demand periods, while sharing in the savings that are expected to arise.... 

WD Makes Cloud Storage More Personal (And Private)

     22nd September 2015 WD, a Western Digital company, and leader in storage solutions, has introduced significant enhancements to WD’s family of My Cloud personal storage devices, including a new, redesigned My Cloud OS 3 operating system, Software Developer Kit enabling enhanced app integration and a dual-drive My... 

Heavy-duty upright beams handle heavier loads at higher storage levels

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th August 2015 Steel racking, shelving and mezzanine flooring manufacturer, supplier and installer Universal Storage Systems expects to launch its new upright beams, which will support heavier material loads, by the end of November, Universal Storage Systems sales director Jan Breytenbach says. The company is... 

Residential solar feed-in required for immediate relief

By: Dylan Slater     15th May 2015 A mass supply of electricity from rooftop-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions in residential households is the only immediate solution to supplement and bring relief to the strained national power grid, which is currently facing undercapacity issues, says management consulting firm The... 

Playing in the top right quadrant: Networks Unlimited marks 20 years in business

     1st December 2014 From guiding SA enterprises through the early days of networking, to fielding a ‘top right quadrant’ portfolio addressing all the current ICT buzzwords, Networks Unlimited has made its first 20 years a true SA success story. Now a value-added distributor of best of breed security, networking,... 

$20m pharmaceuticals warehouse built in Kenya

     24th October 2014 Logistics company Imperial Logistics’ Africa-focused healthcare supply chain management provider last month started the construction of a $20-million pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Imperial Health Sciences MD Dr Iain Barton states that the project started on... 

WD® To Focus On NAS Storage At GITEX 2014

     7th October 2014 WD®, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, will showcase its pace-setting WD Red™ range of NAS hard drives at GITEX Technology Week 2014. The range consists of the WD Red and WD Red Pro SATA drives, which are designed for use in NAS devices that target SOHOs and medium... 

New pharmaceuticals distribution facility for Nairobi

By: Irma Venter     6th June 2014 Imperial Health Sciences is developing a new pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility in Nairobi, Kenya. “This custom-built warehouse forms part of our active delivery of healthcare and storage solutions in developing markets, where there is a dire shortage of warehouse facilities that... 

Imperial To Build State-Of-The-Art Pharmaceutical Warehouse In Kenya

     22nd May 2014 Responding to the pressing need for improvements in the delivery of healthcare products in East Africa, Imperial Health Sciences announced the development of a new, state-of-the-art pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday.“This custom-built warehouse forms... 

Africa-focused miners positioned to embrace 100% renewable energy 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2014 African mining companies find themselves with an unusually strong case for converting to 100% peak penetration of solar or wind energy rather than implementing partial solutions that bring only small financial and environmental benefits, Siemens Smart Generation Solutions manager Fabrice Nicolas... 

Imperial Health Sciences to build R210m storage site in Kenya

By: Irma Venter     21st May 2014 Imperial Health Sciences on Wednesday announced the development of a new pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility in Nairobi, Kenya. “This custom-built warehouse forms part of our active delivery of healthcare and storage solutions in developing markets, where there is a dire shortage of... 

Datacentrix delivers double-digit year-end growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th April 2014 JSE-listed integrated information and communications technology systems provider Datacentrix on Tuesday posted double-digit growth for the year ended February. CEO Ahmed Mahomed explained in a statement that a continued focus on intelligent, higher-value solutions was contributing positively to... 

Areva, Schneider electric sign energy storage development agreement

By: Leandi Kolver     6th February 2014 French nuclear group Areva and energy management specialist Schneider Electric have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop energy management and storage solutions based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Under the terms of the agreement the groups would combine their expertise to... 

Riverbed releases Granite 2.6 for instant branch recovery, supporting more branches and bigger data sets with even better data protection

     6th February 2014 Key enhancements include 2x higher capacity models and enhanced snapshot control with new integrated support for IBM storwize V7000 arrays Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, announced Riverbed Granite 2.6, with new features that support more branches,... 

XON establishes storage division to meet growing regulatory and compliance demands

     22nd November 2013 XON, the BBBEE South African ICT solutions business, has completed building its end-to-end ICT solutions offering with the creation of XON Storage, Compute and Availability, which will be headed up by industry veteran Jason Barr. XON Storage, Compute and Availability complements the business’s... 

Nissan enters compact panel van segment in SA with launch of new platforms

By: Irma Venter     19th July 2013 Nissan South Africa (SA) has launched two new light commercial vehicle platforms in the local market, with a range of derivatives to follow over the next few months. The NV200 panel van is available with a petrol engine, with a diesel drive train to follow in August, says Nissan SA NV200 product... 

Nissan fires first salvo in new foray into SA panel van, taxi market

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2013 Nissan South Africa (SA) has launched two new light commercial vehicle platforms in the local market, with a range of derivatives to follow over the next few months. The NV200 panel van is already available with a petrol engine, with a diesel drive train to follow in August, says Nissan SA NV200... 

Electricity business development under way

By: Yolandi Booyens     26th October 2012 The three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement for petrochemicals giant Sasol New Energy’s gas engine power plant project in Sasolburg, which was signed in May this year, will open many doors for power plant solutions and services provider Wärtsilä, says Wärtsilä Solutions Support... 

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