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From left to right: Mr Rory Lavelle, Vice President of Plantronics – sales in Europe and Africa, Mr Khalid Abdulla, CEO of AEEI with Mr Tony Brown, CEO of Headset Solutions.

AEEI’s Technology acquires 51% of Headset Solutions

November 28, 2016 • General, Hardware, Top StoriesComments (1)

Having recently announced the acquisition of a siginificant stake in IT company Puleng Technologies, AEEI continues on its acquisition plan to bolster its Technology division by acquiring 51% equity in Kalula Communications (Pty) Ltd, trading as Headset Solutions (Headsets). Based in Somerset West, Headsets is the authorised distributor of premium branded...

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Rose gold DELL XPS 13 with intel 7TH GEN processor now available in SA.

Dell Rose Gold with Intel 7th GEN processor now in SA

November 17, 2016 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Dell Rose Gold with Intel 7th GEN processor now in SA

Dell’s XPS 13 has undergone an exciting refresh and is now available to the South African channel from official distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC). The new XPS 13 (9360) comes in stunning rose gold and incorporates the new powerful 7th Generation...

Jason Ried, MD, Fuzzy Logic.

What Microsoft’s HoloLens means for the future of Augmented Reality

November 17, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on What Microsoft’s HoloLens means for the future of Augmented Reality

While the consumer tech world has been abuzz with excitement over Virtual Reality (VR) and its pioneers (Oculus Rift, for one), there are strong indications that Augmented Reality (AR) and ‘mixed reality’ applications could have a far more transformative...

Teraco CEO, Lex van Wyk.

Teraco aims for 50-megawatt data centre offering

November 14, 2016 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco aims for 50-megawatt data centre offering

Teraco Data Environments, announced that it has started construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of the current Isando campus. While Teraco finalises the expansion of its Isando campus to 20 megawatts, it has commenced with the...

TomTom’s GO series features four, five and six-inch screen size options to choose from, with resolutions rivalling some of the best smart phones available.  (image: TomTom)

Why a stand-alone GPS device is still the smarter choice

November 11, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments (1)

While smart phones offer convenience of using a single device to make calls, text and navigate your way around town, there’s still a lot to appreciate about stand-alone GPS devices – especially some of the models now on the market. Apart from being safer...

The Cape Sensor and Dashboard is a new, simple way for IT and network professionals to monitor their WiFi network and application quality.

Here’s a new Wifi monitoring device

November 3, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Here’s a new Wifi monitoring device

Asimmetric which has since changed its name to Cape has introduced the all-new Cape Sensor and Dashboard, the simplest way for IT and network professionals to monitor WiFi network and application quality. The Cape Sensor monitors WiFi network and application...

NorthStar introduces a solution for management of energy storage and backup energy.

Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

October 27, 2016 • Hardware, Mining & Energy, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

NorthStar introduces a groundbreaking remote management solution. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), will change the way energy storage is managed. NorthStar ACE will be deployed in select installations during 2016 and be fully...

Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne.

MainOne boosts position in West-African data centre market

October 25, 2016 • Hardware, West AfricaComments (1)

Minkels has been chosen as data centre supplier for MainOne. MainOne blazed a trail in Africa with its undersea fibre optic cable connecting West Africa to Europe and the construction of West Africa’s largest commercial Tier III+ data centre, MDXi. MainOne...

The waterproof Ultra HD action camera captures 4K/30fps video with GPS data overlays.

Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

October 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

Garmin Southern Africa are excited to announce the VIRB Ultra 30, a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Conveniently small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for adventure with...

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao

Universal laptop chargers have been standardised

October 18, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Universal laptop chargers have been standardised

ITU has approved a new environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices. The new standard provides for improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to lead to significant...

Samsung Electronics confirms that the fires were caused by the battery malfunction Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shelved, social media reacts

October 13, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shelved, social media reacts

Samsung Electronics has revealed the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7. This comes after numerous reports from users of overheating batteries and the device catching fire. Shortly after the reports Samsung recalled the Note 7 and issued out replacement...

A conference room without automation technology is almost certainly wasting energy, says Stefan Mayer, Managing Director at Corporate AV Integration.

Datacentrix awarded contract by Deloitte Africa

October 5, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Datacentrix awarded contract by Deloitte Africa

Datacentrix has been awarded a three-year contract by Deloitte Africa, for the delivery of a robust end user computing platform to its offices in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. According to Avi Padayachee, IT Africa integration manager for Deloitte Africa,...

Nigeria is looking to utelise computers manufactured locally.

Nigeria looking to localise IT solutions

September 27, 2016 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (2)

The Nigerian information technology sector is among the fastest growing in Africa and although there is significant growth Nigerians believe the consumption of foreign IT solutions is causing shrinking market. According to a report by Vanguard, the Nigerian...

DELL EMC

Study provides insight into workplace trends

September 21, 2016 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Study provides insight into workplace trends

Dell and Intel’s Future Workforce Study, has shown results that almost half of employees in Europe and South African regions believe their current employer is not effectively making use of the latest technology advances. Dell unveiled the European and...

Gemalto

DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

July 6, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrolment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national...

Alienware South Africa

Pinnacle Africa gains sole distribution rights for Alienware in SA

May 3, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Southern AfricaComments Off on Pinnacle Africa gains sole distribution rights for Alienware in SA

Pinnacle Africa has been appointed by Dell as the sole distributor of the Alienware range of products in the Southern African region. According to Pinnacle Africa Dell Brand Executive, Rory Green: “Dell Alienware is considered to be the premier gaming brand...