Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 June, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has increased the range of products it stocks from Schneider Electric’s Harmony range – the most comprehensive range of switches, pushbuttons, and pilot lights on the market for OEMs, panel builders, and system integrators. The new additions – which comprise robust and ergonomic push buttons, switches and pilot lights, indicators, timers, sockets and potentiometers – will allow panel designers to incorporate additional functionality and flexibility into their electrical panels, which, in turn, will give operators additional capabilities and visual indicators. Thanks to a unique shake-proof system, low-power signals and low-power switching, the Harmony range is well suited to demanding industrial environments and explosive/dust-laden atmospheres and can withstand the harshest operating conditions, including those seen in the textile, wood and paper, automotive, packaging, food and beverage, marine, mining, water, and oil and gas industries. Delivering high reliability, service life and performance coupled to lower maintenance and increased operator safety, the range also offers quick and simple installation thanks to a self-holding function when mounting, the ability to stack contact modules, and reliable and friction-locked fastening with just one screw. A wide range of accessories is also available that is compatible with the entire Harmony range. New products in the range, now available from RS, include: Flush-mounting kits, which provide an innovative design to improve the look and feel of new and existing control panels; Potentiometers for drive-speed control or to make basic setting adjustments; Three-phase voltage Indicators, which highlight the presence of three phases with or without neutral for the main power supply 360?440 VAC; USB and RJ45 ports for simple and effective . . .
Cape Town – June 26 2017 - Datatex, the leader in innovative telephony software solutions, recently announced the official release of a fully re-engineered version of AMETHYST, its exceedingly popular, industry leading, web-based telephone call recording system and quality management software. “The original AMETHYST which we developed 15 years ago, remains without question, a really solid software solution, but the reality is that there are only so many upgrades you can do – especially in a 15 year time frame.” says Datatex CEO, Johan Landman. “Technology and needs have changed quite dramatically and we recognised that the time had come to essentially start afresh and create a completely new version of our software. The new version, AMETHYST2, builds on the already powerful capabilities of the original AMETHYST, while making sure that we fully capitalise on the capabilities that more modern technology offers.” Re-designed from scratch. More features, improved functionality. In 2015, Datatex embarked upon re-creating AMETHYST from the ground up. After two years of careful planning, programming and rigorous testing by their own team of programmers - the result is a more modern, flexible Call Recording and Quality Management platform. “For example, we’re now offering unlimited supervisor licences which are free, while we’ve built in functions that allow for extensive group structures and access control. The way that the original AMETHYST had been developed was somewhat more restrictive. We’re now able to accommodate much more of what we know our clients need.” says Landman. So with AMETHYST2, companies and users alike can look forward to a wide range of incredible new features that improve workflow and overall management. Company decision makers in particular, will be pleased with key operational improvements which include the fact that AMETHYST2 is now a 64bit application. This allows for greater processing speeds. The software also provides for . . .
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Johannesburg, June 2017: THE Landrush Phase for the newly launched .africa domain name enters its 4th Phase and final week from 26th June 2017. The Landrush Phase for .africa domain name system offers companies, organizations and individuals to apply for domain names containing keywords valuable enough to pay a premium for. Domain names with single words that attract heavy every day use are very typical during this Phase. .africa is the top-level domain name system for the continent of Africa. It is open to all individuals and entities in Africa or ones that identify with with Africa, globally. .africa domains are available in Landrush Phase from Web4Africa, an accredited .africa domain name registrar, said Managing Director, Web4Africa (www.web4africa.africa), Mr. Oluniyi Ajao. This Landrush Phase is not exclusive to the .africa top-level domain but is normal with all newly-launched domain name extensions. All things being equal, there is a much better chance that the domain can be obtained during this Phase. Speaking on the Landrush Phase which ends this week, Mr. Oluniyi Ajao, reiterated certain names that have got prior rights associated with them will not go through unless the applicant has already specifically validated rights in the Mark Validation System (MVS) or Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) database. When processing a Landrush Application, Web4Africa will receive a Claims Notice if the string is registered in the MVS or TMCH. At the end of the Landrush phase, he reemphasized, all uncontested domain applications will be delegated while all contested domain applications will proceed to an Auction Phase. Applicants will be notified by the .africa registry on the Auction process should this occur. Domain auctions will last a minimum of 3 days. Any bids within the final 12 hours will extend any auction by an additional 24 hours. .africa has already demonstrated serious interests from global brands and entities within Africa who are . . .
Innovation house RubiBlue has launched Data Sight. A new company to address the need for emerging market data and its analysis as brands, corporations and start-ups look to enter Africa and connect with the 1.1 billion people on the continent who will account for one-fifth of the world’s population by 2025. “Africa has its own nuances, and its complex cultures within its different countries hold a myriad of challenges for established businesses and start-ups looking to enter its new markets,” says RubiBlue MD and founder of Data Sight. “If you don’t understand consumers in the territory you’re entering, you’re setting yourself up to fail.” With over ten years working in Africa and enabling financial institutions to access rural markets and give access to financial security for millions of Africans, RubiBlue is well positioned to aggregate and process vast amounts of consumer data in this sector. “There are currently 293.8 million smartphone users across the continent,” adds Ogden. “And according to research firm Ovum, the smartphone penetration rate will grow at 52.9% year-on-year. It’s these smartphone users we will use to collect data from and create a picture of Africa’s consumers.” Data Sight subscribers will be surveyed and rewarded with data or airtime vouchers upon completion of question sets, as well as many other partnered value-added service (VAS) providers across Africa. “Creating and owning its data, and the ability to carry out surveys on demand from a uniquely dynamic platform, Data Sight will partner with organisations and entrepreneurs to furnish them with the insight they need,” adds Ogden. “Most businesses don’t have access or the expertise to collect and analyse vast amounts of data. Which is where our experience and expertise adds value.” To find out more, speak to the RubiBlue team on 011 326 37 94 or email email@example.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Finally, there’s a fast, admin-free solution to donate to your favourite charity and make a difference in the world. It’s called Zapper for Donations. This modern donation channel allows charities and NPOs to make use of innovative QR code technology to accept financial contributions from their sponsors through mobile payments. Donors simply scan their preferred charity’s QR code with their smartphone using the Zapper app, choose from a selection of pre-set amounts, or enter an amount that they would like to donate, and confirm the payment. The process is quick, easy and immediate. There are no lengthy information fields and no exchange of personal information or banking details. Everything is processed through the app for complete donor convenience. Zapper also offers the option to set recurring monthly donations. By offering this easier donation platform, charities can increase their conversion ratios, as the channel catalyses feelings of goodwill into financial pledges faster. Zapper’s highly functional QR codes can also be used in a variety of different advertising spaces that grab public attention with zero effort, including posters, flyers, television, e-mailers, formal invitations, websites, t-shirts and social media posts – making instant donations not only possible, but likely. It also lets charities track the effectiveness and success of their campaigns, information that can be used to implement more targeted strategies in the future. Zapper for Donations has no set up costs and allows charities to engage with their sponsors by sending direct correspondence to them through the app. This includes messages of gratitude, information on upcoming fundraisers and events, and updates on how their donations have helped to make a difference in their world. For more information on how Zapper for Donations works go to www.zapper.com CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 June, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of a diverse range of compact gas sensors from Figaro, a world leader in developing gas detection sensor technology. Targeting a wide range of gas monitoring and detection applications across many industrial sectors, the Figaro range employs multilayer, semiconductor and electrochemical detection methods that are specially optimised for specific gas types. Key applications include safety, alarms, measurement and control systems, leak detection in refrigeration and gas systems, detection of combustible gases, solvent detection in factories and in air-conditioning systems, and the monitoring of air quality and carbon monoxide. The sensor selection covers a wide range of gases including carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen sulphide, methane, halocarbons, LP (liquid petroleum) gas and other combustible gases. The range also covers several air-quality sensors designed to measure the presence of volatile organic compounds, which can often be responsible for ‘sick building syndrome’. Other products include a series of evaluation modules that are designed to perform the testing of various sensors within the Figaro range to provide an understanding of application performance, plus gas test boxes and a wide choice of sensor sockets. The Figaro gas sensor range is now available from RS. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
By 2020, there will be one million unfilled coding jobs due to lack of education. The Digital age has changed the environment we live in. Coding has become the universal language of this era, in the future not learning this skill will make navigating the working world as challenging and alienate non-coders, as coding will be a required skill even outside of the technological industry. Safety In Numbers – Why you should learn coding Learning coding will empower students to seek high paying jobs in the Financial, Manufacturing and Healthcare sectors which will become the most reliant on coding in the future. Learning coding assists individuals in building problem skills, using coding principals, coders can break problems into smaller segments to tackle them more efficiently. Coding is a universal language which builds an engineering mindset, sharpens mathematical abilities and teaches students the algorisms that exist in our environment. This discipline also inspires creativity and flexibility. Four climbers attempt to break a world record and raise funds for Non-profit coding organization Code4Change Many will know of The Seven Summits climb, which refers to the ultimate achievement in mountaineering – to reach the top of the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. More recently, the idea of the 9 Summits were born – referring to the highest peak in each of the nine provinces of South Africa. Not only were people now climbing the highest mountain in each of the nine provinces, but they were doing it in record times. The current team record for completing the 9 Summits in SA is 4 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. In July 2017, four South Africans will attempt to set a new team record for the fastest time to complete the 9 Summits in South Africa. The team will comprise of the following people of Adrian Saffy: (Attorney by profession, Adventure racer by nature), Alex Harris (Professional mountaineer, adventurer and Seven Summits climber), . . .
The rapidly-growing global drone market presents a plethora of opportunities for companies to enhance their operations, or for new businesses to emerge, says Airborne Drones. With analysts putting the global market opportunities around drones at anywhere between $11 billion and $13 billion by 2020, organisations across all verticals stand to gain by harnessing the new capabilities unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) deliver. Nearly three million drones will be manufactured this year alone, and the global market revenue for drones is expected to top $11.2 billion by 2020, says Gartner. Goldman Sachs Research expects businesses and civil governments to spend $13 billion on drones by 2020, putting thousands of them in the sky. Drones have gone beyond military tools and consumer toys, says Airborne Drones South Africa. In fact, the biggest demand for drones today is coming out of the commercial and government sectors. The company notes that commercial, long-range drones offer organisations the ability to map, monitor and control large and hard to navigate areas, at a lower cost than through traditional methods and with no risk to employees. The fact that you’re able to get HD aerial feeds and explore highly targeted zones using drones presents significant opportunities for a number of sectors. Airborne highlights 10 key areas where drones can offer compelling benefits: Construction efficiencies – predicted by Goldman Sachs Research to be by far the largest commercial application for drones in the short term, drones offer construction firms and developers efficient new 2D and 3D mapping methods, as well as thermal and multi-spectral imaging and real-time data for Building Information Modelling. This allows for greater efficiencies from pre-construction through to maintenance phase. Asset management – currently the most compelling drone application for multiple industry verticals is asset management and protection. Whether the assets are power lines, . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 June, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the availability of new flexible LED strips and accessories from Osram. The LINEARlight FLEX range features a series of coloured LED strips that are flexible and can be cut to fit custom lighting installations, making them especially suitable for use in architecturally integrated applications as well as being suitable for outdoor use. The range includes LED strip lights that are ideal for architectural integration such as being placed on walls or under coves or around other complex contours. They can also be used on handrails or to provide illumination in information signage, advertising hoardings or in display cabinets. Providing a smooth diffuse illumination solution that is ideal for use where light needs to flow around architectural features, custom lighting solutions can be easily created as the LINEARlight FLEX strip modules are flexible and feature easy cut points to support design freedom. Delivering diffused light lines without visible spots, the strips are available in long operational lengths, with a single power feed for lengths up to 6m. The modules also offer extra-strong self-adhesive backside for easy mounting. Constructed from high-performance silicone, the LED strips provide IP67 protection and resistance to UV light sources, according to ISO 4892-2 - Method A, and resistance to salt mist, according to IEC 60068-2-52 severity 1. As well as a wide range of LED colours – including white LED strips with colour temperature options from 2700K to 6500K, red, green and blue LED-strip products – the LINEARlight FLEX range also includes LED drivers, controllers, dimmers and mounting accessories. The Osram LINEARlight FLEX range now available from RS. More information on these products, and other lighting solutions from RS, can be found here: . . .