IP Video Solutions (IPVS), a leading security systems distributor and integrator in South Africa, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Genetec Inc. ("GENETEC"), a leading provider of open-platform, unified IP security solutions. As part of the agreement, IPVS will distribute the Genetec™ portfolio of software and hardware, and network security appliances throughout Southern Africa. "The African region represents a significant emerging market for unified open-architecture, IP security solutions, and we are very pleased to add IPVS to our list of authorised distributors," said Ted Ghali, Vice President and Managing Director Sales EMEA, Genetec Inc. "With the market knowledge and extensive customer base of IPVS, we are confident that we will be able to continue to broaden our market reach in Southern Africa. Customers will benefit from a solid source of expertise and product choice for all their physical IP security needs, from a company that offers unified, open-platform versatility," added Ghali. Marnix de Lorm, director, IPVS says that Genetec™ is one of the world's leading manufacturers of unified, open-platform, IP-based security solutions and IPVS is looking forward to playing a significant role in the company’s growth in Southern Africa: “We look forward to extending Genetec™ physical IP security solutions to our customers, offering them more choice and the ability to purchase truly independent, open-platform solutions." De Lorm says an exciting opportunity for IPVS is to work with the company’s flagship product, Genetec™ Security Center — which seamlessly unifies access control, video management systems (VMS) and automated number plate recognition (ANPR) within a single intuitive interface that simplifies operations. IPVS will also be adding to its channel of certified Genetec™ resellers in Southern Africa: “We are very excited about expanding our network of certified integrators and resellers. The Genetec appointment . . .
The Forklift Guru is a one stop destination for all your forklifts and stackers related needs. They sell forklifts and stackers of different brands. They are always there to help you make a right choice when you are purchasing a new forklift. The main responsibility of the company is to guide you on which brand’s forklift is perfect for your particular work. Why should you buy a forklift from The Forklift Guru? You will be able to get different types of robust and free duplex high view masts. Customised triplex masts are also available according to your request. For restricted height access, heavy duty low overhead guard is available. The forklifts are suitable for night work, as they have perfect rear light design and high luminance lamps. Seat belts are there in every forklift. In order to eliminate accidental steering slippage, 100% full hydraulic power steering and plus steering knob are provided in all forklifts. Accessible fuel tanks, fuel efficient petrol and diesel models are offered in the forklifts. Solid and pneumatic tyre options are available here. On every model of the forklift, there are cascade side-shifts standard. A wide range of fork sizes are available here, ranging from 920mm to 2400 mm. Electric forklifts and diesel forklifts are sold here. Electric forklifts are perfect for those who want zero emission. They are very useful in places where noise is a problem, like in refrigeration places or places where there is inadequate ventilation. Diesel forklifts are just perfect for harsh African environments. They are durable, strong and easy to use. The diesel forklifts of the Company come with a platinum catalyst in order to reduce emissions. The Company sell both new forklifts and used forklifts. A big number of used forklifts are there, which enable the customers to choose from a wide range. Forklift Rental options are available there, which is really a budget friendly and hassle free option for small . . .
Consumers of industrial laundry service in the Hospitality and Healthcare sectors are more focused on environmentally friendly solutions than ever before. To be competitive, laundry companies must deliver an economic advantage while taking responsibility for the environment. Bidvest Laundry Group Uses Green Technology In 2010 the Bidvest Laundry Group interpreted their relatively high emission rate as a challenge to upgrade all of their practices to an environmentally sustainable standard. With an eye to the future, they are absolutely committed to the success their clients' businesses and to that end, sustainable use of environmental resources. These practices and processes are now fully entrenched in Bidvest Laundry Group's philosophy: Heat Exchangers Heat Exchangers retain heat from used hot water and transfer it to incoming water, thereby reducing energy consumption by 12 percent. Power Factor Corrections Power Factor Correction equipment manages electrical power and ensures energy efficiency. Water plants and Borehole Water Some of our factories are equipped with boreholes. The available supply of borehole water is contingent on the level of seasonal rainfall, but has provided more energy efficiency and long-term economic savings Water Heating Newly-installed heat pumps save electricity on water heating, provides water to the system at 50 degrees Centigrade where the source is between 10 and 25 degrees Centigrade. Lighting Energy-saving light fixtures are used by many of their branches. Bidvest Laundry Group continue to install such fixtures in other branches. Variable Speed Driver (VSD) Conversion VSD technology regulates boiler motor speed thereby maximising coal efficiency. It also enhances ironing and finishing for their clients' laundry. Fuel Control Measures Fuel control devices monitor the amount of fuel used by our fleet of trucks. The vehicles are also fitted with the Bidtrack system . . .
As part of 26 partnership promotions made across the firm’s international operations, Eversheds announces a new partner promotion in its Johannesburg office. Greg Shapiro has been named partner in the commercial group. During the course of his experience, Greg has drafted and negotiated various commercial agreements, advised on public and private mergers and acquisitions and other transactions in the corporate, property, telecommunications and IT sectors as well as having performed numerous due diligences for corporate clients. Greg’s practice areas include commercial agreements, contracts and dispute resolution as well as technology, media and telecoms. This promotion follows the recent senior hire of Nitish Hurnaum, who joined Eversheds’ Mauritius office in their growing litigation practice. Nitish is a commercial litigation lawyer with a particular interest in intellectual property, public procurement and competition law. Grant Williams, managing partner in Johannesburg, commented: “Congratulations to Greg on his promotion. This is well-deserved recognition for not just high quality of work and hard work but also for matching expertise with flexibility and innovation to meet our clients’ changing needs.” Bryan Hughes, chief executive at Eversheds, commented: “It is always pleasing to recognise colleagues who have made such a significant contribution to our continued success. “Once again, we have demonstrated that gender is no barrier to progression at Eversheds. It seems apt that this announcement comes a few days after being confirmed by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women for the fifth year running.” Eversheds partner promotions Manish Bahl, Company Commercial, Amsterdam Andrew Burns, Real Estate, Cardiff Simon Cloke, Company Commercial, London Richard Davies, Company Commercial, Birmingham Natalie Edwards, Real Estate, Birmingham Elizabeth Fitzsimons, Company Commercial, Cambridge Hugh Gittins, Human Resources . . .
One of South Africa's most enduring entertainers, Alvon Collison, was honoured at the Naledi Theatre Awards in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 19 April, when he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the theatre. The Naledi Theatre Awards, now in its 12th year, honours and applauds theatre excellence in a variety of fields. Affectionately known as ‘Mr Showbiz’, Collison, who is based in Cape Town, has received several awards in his illustrious career spanning five decades, having received his first big award in 1975. “It is great to receive recognition after being in the business for so many years,” says Collison. “We all long to be acknowledged by our peers. I am so grateful to receive this honour.” He continues; "I think it is wonderful. We all know that this business is not exactly the most lucrative, so to receive a pat on the back, for a job well done, is fantastic. And it’s a great way to inspire new talent.” "My first award was the Gallo Award in 1975 for my role as Pharoah in Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat. I also received The Three Leaf Award in Cape Town for the same role. And in 2011 I received The Civic Honour, from The City of Cape Town." The ever-flamboyant Collison believes he was given a second chance in life after being rescued from the ill-fated Oceanos, which sank near Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast in August 1991, and he is making the most of it. He says he came to the realisation early on in his career that you cannot wait for work to come your way; "'You must create your own work. I have been blessed that I have been able to do this job for over 50 years." He illustrates this by quoting a line from a Sinatra song; “But now the days are short, I'm in the autumn of the years. And now I think of my life as vintage wine…from fine old kegs. I am not there yet…although I turn 75 years old on April 25th." Collison is still active in an industry he loves. "I still sing all over the place. I do my own shows . . .
TheBrandStore.co.za recently launched in the country and is rapidly increasing its product offering. Leading international brand products are now available for purchase online from TheBrandStore.co.za. Now you can shop for fashionable watch accessories from Sissy Boy and healthy eco-friendly cookware from GreenPan™ directly from the secure and easy-to-use shopping site. TheBrandStore.co.za aims to bridge the gap between the consumer/brand, by affording the consumer the opportunity to interact directly with their preferred brands via its unique shopping platform. TheBrandStore.co.za makes it easy for the consumer to get a feel of visiting a physical store, just with the luxury of doing so from anywhere in the country. By visiting the site, you can browse through Sissy Boy’s range of glamourous watch styles. The provocative woman can choose between the Couture, Glamour, Heritage, Petite and Signature watch styles. Finding the perfect fit adds sophistication to any outfit and oozes the right attitude that communicates “love yourself” to everyone you meet. If you are a foodie who is passionate about healthy cooking and sustaining the environment. You will be delighted with the vast array of GreenPan™ products now available to you on TheBrandStore.co.za. Their non-stick and easy-to-clean cookware is coated with Thermolon, an excellent conductor of heat, which helps you prepare mouth-watering healthy meals on low to medium temperatures. Foodies know it’s the best way to preserve nutrients in food. Here are some reliable brands, but not limited to, you can find under the Major and Small Appliances category - Elo, Delonghi and Kenwood. In the Electronic & Electrical Goods category - Samsung, AKG and JBL. The Mobile & Personal Computing and Accessories category has Fellowes and Lenovo. While Bosch Power Tools is one of the major brands in the Power Tools category. Expect to come across big brands like Stanley in the DIY/Garden & Home category. Russell . . .
Annual awards program applauds Samsung’s integrated outdoor display technologies for performance and innovative design Samsung Electronics South Africa has won the prestigious 2016 “Audio Visual (AV) Display Innovation of the Year” award from AV News for its OHD Series SMART Signage. The outdoor high brightness D-model (OHD) Series SMART Signage is an all-inclusive outdoor display solution for business messaging and overall impact in the integrated audio/visual (AV) arena. Samsung received the award at a ceremony hosted during the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016 conference. “With state-of-the-art technological developments and through close collaboration, Samsung enables partners to create customised, immersive and interactive experiences for their own audiences – even in potentially challenging outdoor environments,” said Mike van Lier, Director of the Enterprise Business Division (EBD) at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “We are honoured to be recognised by leading industry influencers and the media for our commitment to delivering impactful outdoor visual displays and we look forward to building new innovative AV technologies that will further enhance the customer experience.” Featuring a flexible and customisable design as well as embedded tools to facilitate efficient content management, Samsung’s OHD Series outdoor displays make it easier for businesses to deliver critical, real-time messaging to widespread audiences. The displays’ reinforced structure and internal heating and cooling controls ensures that it consistently performs at top level, even when exposed to extreme weather or temperature conditions ranging from -30 degrees ? to 50 degrees ?. OHD Series has also been adopted in the Samsung Safety Truck, a technology that seeks to prevent road accidents. Demonstrating its efficacy, this initiative was selected as one of the 25 best inventions of 2015’ by TIME Magazine. Sponsored by AV News, a leading business and technology-focused . . .
Johannesburg 28 April, 2016 – Net A Parcel, a nationwide freight forwarding and courier service, announced the debut of their service across South Africa. Offering customers the opportunity to sign up on-line to give them access to their own personal mailbox in the United States, Net A Parcel will ship all packages to the customer’s home or office. “We are proud to launch operations and give South Africans the opportunity to have their own mailbox in the United States and to experience the Net A Parcel service,” said CEO and Co-Founder Johanna Gonzalez. “This opens up the world of shopping and beyond for South Africans in a new and exciting way.” Net A Parcel customers can also have friends and family abroad send them parcels, letters, magazines and other correspondence to their mailing address for shipment to South Africa. The personal mailbox in the United States gets assigned when a customer subscribes to the Net A Parcel service from the website. Customers are free to receive and ship all their packages, mail, shopping and gifts into their mailbox, from which they are then couriered to them in South Africa safely. Goods are flown frequently from the United States to South Africa with all taxes and duties being paid by the customer in advance via their on-line account. Packages can be delivered anywhere in South Africa, and the service is not limited to major towns and cities. Founded by husband and wife team Johanna and Rodrigo Gonzalez, Net A Parcel is headquartered in Johannesburg, with operations in Miami, United States. For more information www.netaparcel.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
KEY POINTS • ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System gives GX700 superior overclocking capabilities, exceptional cooling, and excellent high performance stability • Powered by the overclockable Intel Mobile K-SKU processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics for outstanding performance at home and on the go • World’s first real 4K UHD gaming laptop with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for smooth and stunning visuals Johannesburg, South Africa — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced GX700, the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming laptop with the detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module. GX700 is powered by the 6th-generation Intel® mobile K-SKU (‘Skylake’) processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 980 graphics card to give users desktop-grade power at home and ultra-fast performance on the go. GX700 is also the world’s first real 4K UHD gaming laptop to feature NVIDIA G-SYNC™ for smooth, stunning visuals. The GX700 was sent to HWbot and set a World Record on the No 1 Performance Database for Hardware while the CPU never went above 82C. ROG Hydro Overclocking System The exclusive ROG Hydro Overclocking System gives ROG GX700 superior overclocking performance for unrivalled gaming power. It uses a pump to circulate coolant around heat-generating components inside GX700. The liquid coolant then heads back into the cooling module where two radiators help to dissipate heat. The ROG-patented connection between the cooling module and GX700 ensures that the liquid coolant flows smoothly between the two without leaking. The coolant used provides corrosion protection for all internal components and materials, including aluminium, iron, steel, and copper alloys. The very low depletion rate of the organic-acid inhibitor removes the need for supplementary cavitation erosion protection additives, and reduces the maintenance downtime normally required for regular inhibitor tests and additive top-ups to maintain inhibitor concentration. Extreme . . .
Delltra Solutions is a provider of engineering products and services to companies all over the country of South Africa. Situated in Johannesburg, South Africa, it is a BBBEE certified level-II organisation which strives to reward their clients with the maximum value for money. They are known to source the best material from anywhere, be it through importing from abroad, or procuring excellently manufactured local goods in the country. Delltra Solutions have been awarded the rights to distribution for the firm Motovario Gearboxes and Motors in their Gauteng zone of operations. Motovario is a famed company that offers a two year warranty on their motors, and are known to combine superior quality with competitive pricing. They have in their collection, the bolt-on-bolt-off B14 or B5 motor interface flanges, side mounting flanges and torque arms; on every single size unit. Delltra Solutions are known to offer the OLI® Range of “State of the Art” vibration technology. OLI®, being part of the WAM group, are known leaders of the vibration technology. Of late, Delltra Solutions has paired up with the South African branch of the Italian WAMGROUP company, which is a widely respected name worldwide for their efficient manufacturing and development of procedures and machinery, aimed at processing bulk solid material. Apart from this, they are known leaders in fields such as dust filtration, waste water treatment, exploitation of renewable energy, and innovations in vibration technology. The “Pneumatic Solutions” part of their website tells visitors that they provide a host of choices in regard to supplier brands. Among their most prized suppliers are brand names such as FESTO and JELPC. Pepperl+Fuchs, a German manufacturer of automation equipment, is one of the names to partner with Delltra in recent times. Overall, it can be said that, by having access to a wide range of brands in innumerable fields related to engineering equipment manufacturing, Delltra has . . .