Water out of thin air

Chances are you have seen an air conditioner dripping water in summer. So, what’s the big deal about harvesting water from air? Well, can your gizmo squeeze a canful of the good stuff out of pale blue Karoo air inside an hour? Running on ambient sunlight? Is it, in other words, a compelling solution to…

Toppling the ivory towers of closed innovation

In a pre-Internet, highly connected world, innovation was a privileged, sheltered activity. Its arcane magic was practised in airtight spaces, its mandates handed down from the top, and its activities protected and constrained through tightly controlled access, information lock-down and long innovation cycles that were often unanswerable to product lifecycle agendas and customer needs. Free…

Ludwick Marishane

You can’t really sing Ludwick Marishane’s praises too highly. Named Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year for his invention of DryBath, a waterless ‘bathing’ lotion, at 17, Ludwick Marishane was subsequently hailed as ‘one of the world’s brightest young minds’ by no less an authority than Google. There’s more, much more, including accolades from Time…

‘Low-profile’ base stations from TIS: rapid roll-out designed for gap filling to increase coverage

Market need The need for sufficient and fast mobile coverage in densely populated areas has not been fully met due to a substantial increase in the number of subscribers, the increasing use of mobile data and the weaknesses of certain aspects of incumbent wireless infrastructure solutions – ‘unsightly’ large footprint, base stations erected at great…

A Message From the CEO

Tellumat CEO, Andrew Connold, shares his thoughts on innovation from both a global and local perspective

The shape of South African innovation

Innovation is an evergreen topic on the South African national agenda. But how serious are we about it? Where there’s an industry conference, government policy document or business boardroom, innovation is likely to be offered as the solution to any number of issues – whether unemployment, crime, or selling more widgets. Accenture has gone as…

Future Shocks of Our Time

We’re living in an age of accelerating change. The sci fi visions of decades ago exist as today’s science fact – not in unaffordable, clunky formats, or only in military labs or theoretically – these are mainstream technological marvels, and they look and work pretty much as imagined in Marvel Comics, the Buck Rogers and…

TK1 provides effective, energy-efficient cooling for increased heat load in base stations

Market need In South Africa’s climate of temperature extremes, cooling of mobile network Base Transceiver Station (BTS) equipment shelters can present a significant challenge. Traditionally, suppliers have focused on throwing quantity at the problem, simply advising clients to procure more air-conditioning as part of an inefficient solution matrix involving ever more power consumption backed up…

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