Tellumat’s Rasheed Hargey shares his thoughts on the importance of R&D in a business

Cost effective medium sized UAV surveillance solutions

Market need Unmanned aircraft are becoming a feature of daily life, with applications ranging from recreation, professional photography/videography, sports and movies to environmental monitoring and military surveillance. Usually referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, these systems range from less than 1kg to more than 1 000 kg, offer flight endurance that varies…

Cost effective, efficacious protection linear assets critical infrastructure

Market need Securing linear assets (pipelines, cabling, etc.) and critical infrastructure (military base perimeters, borders, etc.) using conventional technologies can be difficult, prone to false alarms and generally provide alerts after the fact. Because such assets often cover great distances, languish deep underground or traverse areas with no lighting or communications, they’re frequently inaccessible –…

Mozambique’s floating gas facility – prosperity without the pain

Mozambique’s story is a well-worn one on the African continent – it is a country with enormous natural riches, made inaccessible by poverty and civil war. So celebrations were muted when large natural gas reserves were found off the country’s coast: Bringing the fuel to market was impossible without first sinking significant time and money…

Why successful companies and countries invest in R&D – and in what areas

In a previous issue of Tellumat Engenuity we pointed out that innovation needn’t always be about new products. For example, new use cases are sometimes discovered for old technologies. But that doesn’t mean we should settle for ‘upcycling’ as our national brand of innovation! To get out of our economic rut and forge ahead in…

Young SA Greenpreneur cleans up in global cleantech award

In June 2017, Yolandi Schoeman – a final-year MPhil student in Integrated Water Management studies – joined the steadily growing list of internationally-acclaimed South African science and technology innovators. Earlier, Yolandi – also the CEO of ecological engineering firm Baoberry – swept the floor with rivals at the 2016 South African Global Cleantech Innovation Programme….

Overcoming UAV comms challenges through distributed network architecture

Market need Tactical communications are an essential part of the operational capability of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – facilitating both the remote control of vehicles (UAVs) and mission payloads, and relaying status and camera/video surveillance (or other) payload data back to operators and users of the surveillance images. Various communication options are available, depending on…

Tellumat’s all-round manufacturing offering nets global green partnership

When UK-based SolarHotty approached Tellumat in 2015 with a concept for a product that would reduce the cost of electricity used in domestic water heating, it was a vote for a world-class technology partner compliant and experienced in electronic manufacturing, to stringent international standards, and who could ensure an unbroken global supply to SolarHotty’s customers….

Nurturing scientific success

At age 17, Chené Mostert became living (and unlikely) proof that success doesn’t come overnight, when she won a prestigious international innovation award at the 2012 Intel International Science & Engineering Faire. At the time, this local resident of Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal was already a nine-year veteran of science expos! And that, we believe, is the…

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