Month: Sep 2020

Revolutionising operations through the ‘Connected Mine’ of the future

With mining operators under growing pressure to perform in the face of falling ore grades, the need to drill deeper in search of new resources and an industry-wide skills shortage, the ability to leverage reliable and flexible communication systems is growing in importance, writes Martin Killian*, IoT Solution Architect at Speedcast. Leading mining operators have already …

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The rise of touchless technology at airports

With Covid-19 creating new safety priorities for transport hubs, airports have accelerated a long-awaited transition to touchless technologies. Here is a look at some of the most promising contact-free applications and the airports pioneering them. Airports worldwide have been working around the clock to make their facilities coronavirus ready ever since the pandemic highlighted the …

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Load shedding here to stay: Energy efficiency vital

While South African’s celebrate the lifting of many Covid-19 restrictions and the full reopening of the economy, the news is not all good as Eskom has reported a severely constrained power system, resulting in continued load shedding. This latest round of load shedding comes as ten generation units at seven power stations have suffered breakdowns …

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