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VixNet Africa has launched a new way for estates to keep tabs on its residents’ and common property water usage. Connecting to current manual water meters, VixNet’s Water Meter Interface Unit (named Manzi), electronically reads water usage, on up to two water meters, and sends the information back to a central server every 24 hours, allowing for accurate, up-to-date billing and consumption reports. According to VixNet’s Clinton Lemmer, Manzi reads water consumption on meters fitted with pulse outputs, such as magnetic reed switches. The Manzi counts the pulses, which are then converted by the back-end software into cubic metres for billing purposes. The device is powered by a replaceable

January 2015, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection By Andrew Seldon. VixNet set up shop in South Africa in 2006, offering solutions for transmitting alarm signals reliably. It has grown its local operation to include its own DSSS network covering Cape Town and Gauteng, and sells its Lion radio transceivers to communicate alarm signals. The reason for developing its own Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) network as opposed to using public networks is reliability. Using a public network means you can never be sure that your alarm communications have an open channel and will get through unhindered. The VixNet network delivers 100% connectivity and communications for clients. Of course, today it is

Securing the retail environment March 2015, Integrated Solutions, News, Retail (Industry) By Andrew Seldon. Late last year, Hi-Tech Security Solutions hosted an invitation-only breakfast event in Cape Town focused on the retail market in partnership with the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA). We decided to hold off on publishing the review until the March 2015 issue to include it in our annual retail feature. The Retail Risk Breakfast Conference saw many of the retail executives from Cape Town and the surrounding areas attending to hear the latest security and risk related information about the retail industry. Once again, one of the draw cards was a presentation on the Protection of

Posted December 18th, 2015 - Fleet Management, News, Vehicle Tracking. VixNet, South Africa’s only wide area Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has signed a new partnership agreement with Ctrack, one of South Africa’s leading Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management Intelligent Solutions Specialists. According to Clinton Lemmer, Head of Security Business Development at VixNet and Hein Jordt, Managing Director of Ctrack – the result of this agreement will offer Ctrack customers one of the most advanced and proactive jamming detection services available in South Africa to date. “We are pleased to announce that VixNet will be working closely with Ctrack to offer Ctrack customers

A solution that beats jamming March 2015, Retail (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events VixNet again took a stand as an exhibitor at the Cape Town Retail Breakfast and Head of Security Business Development, Clinton Lemmer, says the event went well for the company. The people attending the breakfast were the people VixNet wanted to be in contact with and the company was able to get its message across. VixNet’s message is all about technology and jamming, specifically how it can beat the jammers and ensure the security of property and assets, not to mention lives. The company is busy following up on the leads it generated and has already presented to

Wireless jamming investigated February 2014, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection While switching to wireless security systems, such as alarms and intruder products, seems to be the popular choice these days, it seems criminals also approve of this option. Jamming wireless security devices is not only possible, but is becoming a favourite among the criminal element looking for an easy score without annoying interruptions. Late in 2013, SAIDSA (South African Intruder Detection Services Association) released a Technical Bulletin warning members about potential wireless jamming issues in wireless alarms being installed in South Africa. The bulletin warned against using the 433 MHz wireless spectrum, which is widely used in numerous products and

2015-02-13 Johannesburg - The African National Congress on Friday condemned the jamming of the cellphone signal in Parliament during President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday evening. "[The] ANC condemns the jamming of the signal last night in Parliament. [The] ANC supports the free flow of information and media freedom," national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) said only the country's security cluster departments were permitted to use jamming devices. "The national security cluster departments may, where supported by relevant security legislation, deploy the use of jammers in relation to, among others, state security functions," spokesperson Paseka Maleka said in a statement. Around 25 journalists launched a

A further ground breaking technology developments by our engineering team local and abroad. Vixnet have given their customers the benefit now via a downloadable app to measure the precise signal strength by identifying the number of high sites receiving the transmitted signal, and at what dB. This is a powerful tool to be used for management reporting as well as assisting the technician on site to position the radio to its optimum efficiency and ensuring redundancy by multiple base station reception.    

As winter continues to impact on the lives of those without housing, heating or food, the VixNet team has decided to participate in the Madiba celebrations by bringing comfort and warmth to the young and vulnerable by providing 67 blankets to 2 Salvation Army branches. The communities that benefitted from the blanket drive are the Bonteheuwel Salvation Army (Western Cape) and Soweto Salvation Army (Gauteng) The blankets were distributed on the 18th of July 2013, as part of the nationawide Madiba Day initiative to commit 67 minutes of community service. Business Development Manager of VixNet, Clinton Lemmer says; “Our winters are mild for those who are fortunate and indoors but for