Connectnet Broadband Wireless (Pty) Ltd is a provider of value-added wireless data services for business-to-business and machine-to-machine applications. Established in 2004, ConnectNet is a leader in GSM Data (GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA) service provision, with blue chip clients in the retail, financial, security, telemetry, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Continue Reading
Concorde Solutions formed in 1999 is a privately owned company with a clear focus on credit and debit card transaction processing. Among the products supported by the technical expertise and processing facilities of Concorde is a range of EFT (electronic funds transfer) products in conjunction with major South African banks, Point of Sale Vendors and the international transaction software supplier, TradeRoot Africa. Continue Reading
Telemetry, a word receiving a lot of attention lately is simply put: The remote measurement, control and reporting of information. In the past, telemetry was a playground for only the biggest and well-funded of organizations. NASA was one of the first bodies to have extensively used telemetry in their space programs to remotely monitor equipment in space here from earth. Continue Reading
A company’s Internet connection is vital for business success – it is the backbone for communication with its customers and branch offices. Downtime means loss of business, whether it is only for a couple of hours or for days on end. Continue Reading
Organizations use telemetry to monitor and control their remote assets. Traditionally a telemetry environment consists of a one or a number of remote sites at which Field Devices are deployed, each site is linked to a highly resilient central management system known as the Master Station. Field Devices provide a wide variety of alarm and statistical data that can be used to remotely monitor and control plant and other monitoring equipment.
PBX systems form a crucial component in determining information flow. Valuable data for Call Accounting, CRM and other applications within an enterprise can be obtained. Systems are not always available with IP support. These devices need to connect to IP PBXs.
Traditionally PBX monitoring was done in the following way: a PC would be connected to the serial port of the PBX and a large data file created. This file may be imported to a management application. Another method was to connect a serial printer to the PBX system resulting in reams of paper. Later innovations included various intelligent and dumb call logging units (CLU’s) that are placed next to the PBX and usually connect to it serially. These devices may or may not have Ethernet connectivity and would typically download information to a management application supplied by the CLU supplier.
Using an EtherPAD, combined with an external modem, Multenet has connected a LED electronic display to the Internet. The EtherPAD is connected to the serial port of the electronic display and, via an ISP, to the Internet.
Effective fire prevention management systems need to be put in place to decrease the risk of losing your stock. As experience will tell, some systems fail even though regulatory fire systems are in place. In the case of Makro, one of South Africa’s leading wholesalers, their risk management system failed to detect low water pressure levels in the sprinkler systems.