Blogs

The future of flooding control: Intelligent stopcocks & AMRs

Almost all buildings in the UK are connected to the mains water supply, coming directly to each property, which is turned on and off by a stopcock, says Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies. (more…)

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August 26, 2021

Posted by:  Matthew Margetts

Can software robots help businesses to achieve their sustainability goals?

Gavin Mee, managing director for Northern Europe at enterprise automation firm UiPath, reveals that software robots can support green solutions and, when implemented at scale, could help to significantly reduce a business’ carbon footprint while boosting its efficiency. (more…)

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August 19, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

The IPC requirements of complex control

As automation technologies and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) become more commonplace in modern manufacturing, the requirements of control hardware increase accordingly. However, the importance of this is often overshadowed by the focus on new sophisticated software. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of automation expert Beckhoff UK, explains why manufacturers should take a holistic approach to complex control. (more…)

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August 16, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Smart grid technologies ensure maintenance and energy market changes are hand-in-hand

The European Commission has announced plans to finance a cross-border energy infrastructure by 2050 to support its goals for climate neutrality. But, achieving this will necessitate a significant scale-up of Europe’s infrastructure. Here, Etienne Hilgen, engineer and developer at Ovarro, explains why the right choice of telemetry unit, software, SCADA and simulation systems will be crucial to maintaining this infrastructure. (more…)

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July 23, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Water scarcity: The critical role of nanosatellite technology in water management

When the worst drought in California’s history ended in 2017, it revealed critical flaws in state water management processes that cost the US as a whole $3.8 billion (€3.20 billion). (more…)

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July 5, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

International Women in Engineering Day 2021: How has the pandemic impacted gender diversity?

Every June, the tech industry comes together to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day. Ada Lovelace springs back onto social feeds, talented women around the globe are championed, and talk inevitably turns to what can be done to encourage more women into the sector. (more…)

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June 24, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

The role of video and sensor tech in smart cities

With smart city and building technology on the rise to make our urban infrastructures data-driven, efficient and more liveable, there has been a focus on the place of video technology. (more…)

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May 26, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Thinking off-the-grid for electric vehicles’ prospects

Nowadays it is obvious that current energy needs of Europe cannot be satisfied by fossil fuels only due to the strict environmental limitations threatening to be imposed as early as 2025. (more…)

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May 17, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

The value of a managed incident response platform

SecurityHQ’s Incident Management and Analytics platform is a comprehensive Cyber Incident Response and Analytics platform powered by IBM QRadar, IBM Resilient and IBM X-Force, to help customers and Managed Security Service Providers track, visualise, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents, says Eleanor Barlow, content manager at SecurityHQ (more…)

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May 11, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Killing latency with TSN – The future of IIoT networking

Latency is rarely the friend of any network, but the multiple devices and demands of IIoT deployments make it especially undesirable. In some cases low latency isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ such as in industrial and automotive applications where even an infrequent delay could have catastrophic consequences. Enter time-sensitive networking (TSN), says Martin Keenan, technical director at Avnet Abacus. (more…)

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May 6, 2021

Posted by: Anasia D'mello