Minelert’s Lost Person Detection System aids in contact tracing of AngloGold’s 164 COVID-19 cases.

2020-05-26T08:39:44+00:00May 26th, 2020|News|

The Gauteng Department of Health confirmed that 53 employees at AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine in the Merafong d istrict have tested positive for Covid-19. According to the latest statistics on the company's website, the number of positive cases have now been confirmed as 164, of which the vast majority are asymptomatic. Mponeng management has confirmed [...]

Minelert Launches New Smartlink Vehicle Client

2020-03-19T10:41:38+00:00March 18th, 2020|Industrial Network Solutions, News|

Minelerts Smartlink Vehicle Client is it's latest compact state-of-the-art solution. The Smartlink Vehicle Client is designed to quickly and easily add WIFI connectivity to any Ethernet equipment inside a vehicle or moving equipment. Ready to use standalone, requiring no external software or drivers, The Smartlink Vehicle client dramatically reduces costs, shortens time [...]

Belden Presents High Performance Next-Generation Firewall Solution

2020-02-27T11:01:08+00:00February 27th, 2020|Industrial Network Security, News|

EAGLE40 Device with Multiport Configuration Offers Comprehensive Cybersecurity to Maximize Production Network Uptime St. Louis, Missouri – February 25, 2020 - Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, presents its Hirschmann EAGLE next-generation industrial firewall to meet the evolving cybersecurity demands of today’s industrial automation networks. Together with the [...]

Achieving Successful IT/ OT Network Convergence

2020-01-16T13:27:08+00:00January 16th, 2020|News|

Achieving Successful IT/ OT Network Convergence Experience-Based Best Practices For years, office Information Technology (IT) networks and plant floor Operational Technology (OT) networks were wholly separate. On top of that, IT and OT personnel often had little to do with one another. With the advent of industrial Ethernet replacing fieldbus protocols on the plant [...]

Securing an Industrial Network vs. IT Networks

2019-07-10T13:26:17+00:00July 10th, 2019|Industrial Network Security|

Securing an Industrial Network vs. IT Networks Recently I attended the Belden Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar and participated in an excellent session by Mark Cooksley, product manager for network management in Belden’s Hirschmann brand, called 'Introduction to Network Security'. It did a great job of explaining why Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are easy to [...]

ICS Security: How Your IT Dept. Can Help

2019-07-10T13:22:48+00:00July 10th, 2019|Industrial Network Security|

ICS Security: How Your IT Dept. Can Help There’s no escaping the push to secure industrial applications. The end of support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system is just the latest situation that contributes to the need to make sure that industrial networks have cybersecurity measures in place. The challenge is how to go [...]

IT-OT Convergence Means Greater Resources for Both

2022-03-23T08:13:24+00:00July 10th, 2019|Industrial Network Security|

 IT-OT Convergence Means Greater Resources for BothMany of us are familiar with the infamous video of the hacking at the Ukrainian power station in December 2015 that caused a blackout impacting a quarter million people in the area. As the hackers remotely took control of their workstations, the plant systems operators could do little more [...]

IT OT Convergence – Working Together for Better Industrial Networking

2019-07-10T13:11:54+00:00July 10th, 2019|Industrial Network Security|

IT OT Convergence - Working Together for Better Industrial Networking Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Mark Wylie, a Belden manager with many years of experience working in both the controls and IT domains. He is responsible for our Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure and Certified Industrial Network programs. If you are a controls or process engineer [...]

IT-OT Convergence and Conflict: Who Owns ICS Security?

2019-07-10T13:10:43+00:00July 10th, 2019|Industrial Network Security|

IT-OT Convergence and Conflict: Who Owns ICS Security? Who’s responsible for industrial cybersecurity in your organization? Whether it’s Information Technology (IT) or cross-functional ICS operations and process control group – often labelled Operations Technology (OT) – they likely have incompatible approaches to resolving cybersecurity risk. To both secure ICS and reap the productivity benefits of IT-OT [...]

The ADX Engineer Can Bring Your IT and OT Departments Together

2019-07-10T13:04:23+00:00July 10th, 2019|Industrial Network Security|

The ADX Engineer Can Bring Your IT and OT Departments Together For decades, the office environment had been on an Ethernet network, the factory floor had operated independently on Fieldbus, and each was happily separate in their operations and needed little contact with one another. Now, with the proliferation of Ethernet on the industrial side and [...]

Rugged & Outdoor product range

2022-03-24T07:38:51+00:00April 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Since 1984, ACKSYS COMMUNICATIONS & SYSTEMS has acquired a strong know-how in designing and manufacturing industrial data communication solutions (WLAN / LAN / SERIAL). Its expertise and high-quality standards allows it to meet the most severe requirements in transportation (rail & road), industrial (SCADA, automation), military (marine, land, air), aeronautics, mining (underground and above ground), [...]