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Rugged Mobile – Your one-stop rugged device shop

Rugged Mobile are specialists in rugged devices, their product range includes rugged handheld mobiles, tablets and computers. Rugged devices are made especially for harsh working conditions, as these devices are made to withstand water, dust, mud, sand and impact from dropping them. Rugged devices are made according to military standards (MIL-STD) and each Rugged Mobile device has an IP rating of at least IP65.

These devices are suited for industries like the Mining, Construction, Manufacturing and Warehouse management sectors, but not limited to them. Rugged devices have an array of features to make working easier in difficult conditions, rugged devices can positively impact the work carried out by your employees.

The manufacturing and warehouse management industries will find that the handheld barcode scanner feature will be especially useful as it can scan from a distance and an angle making it quicker and easier for you to scan the barcodes.

Products offered by Rugged Mobile:
Below we are going to compare the features of two Rugged Mobile devices that have handheld barcode scanner features:

1. The Nautiz E-Ticket Pro: This device is a fare collection and ticket validation device. This portable device is compact and efficient, operating at temperatures between -20 °C to 55 °C. This device can be used for validating the fares and tickets of outdoor events.

– Operating System: Windows 6.5
– Barcode scanner feature: 2D Imager (Honeywell N560x – Gen6)
– Size: 156 mm x 74 mm x 25.5 mm
– Weight: 335 g

2. The Nautiz X2: This device is a handheld barcode scanner, phone, computer and camera, all in one. Guaranteed to meet all your industry related needs this device can efficiently help you with the task at hand. This compact device is lightweight and able to work at temperatures of -20 °C to 50 °C.

– Operating System: Android 5.1
– Barcode Scanner feature: 1D Laser scanner (Motorola SE965HP) or 1D/2D Imager (Honeywell N3680)
– Size: 150 mm x 73.5 mm x 16 mm
– Weight: 230 g

To learn more about Rugged Mobile and their other handheld barcode scanners that they have to offer, you can visit them at

About Rugged Mobile:
Rugged Mobile specialises in making sturdy and reliable devices made to work in extremely difficult working conditions. The three most common tests for testing the ruggedness of a rugged device is checking the temperature range, performing MIL-STD testing methods and checking the IP rating. Rugged Mobile devices have a minimum range of IP65 rating.

Unit F63, Wild Fig Business Park
1494 Cranberry street, Laserpark
Honeydew, 2170, South Africa
Tel: 011 476 4779

SmartTOP add-on convertible top control for McLaren 675LT Spider now available

Las Vegas, Nevada – August 28, 2019

As of now, Mods4cars also offers a retrofittable SmartTOP convertible top control for the McLaren 675LT Spider. The models 12C, 650S and 570S are already supported. The SmartTOP module is retrofitted into the vehicle and makes everyday cabriolet driving easier with its smart additional functions.

The comfort module, for example, enables One-Touch operation of the convertible top. “The interior button no longer has to be held down during the entire tops movement. A brief touch of the button is all it takes and the convertibles top movement is carried out automatically,” explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. Thereby, SmartTOP customers quickly have both hands back on the steering wheel again.

In addition, the convertibles top can be operated fully automatically, from a distance, using the original vehicles key. By pressing a key combination on the remote control, the tops movement is set in motion. “Our customers can already open their convertibles top as they move toward their vehicles,” Sven Tornow continues. The existing vehicle key does not have to be changed for this function.

Like every SmartTOP, the comfort module for the McLaren 675LT Spider also offers other useful additional functions: Windows can be opened and closed via remote control. In addition, the wind deflector can be operated via One-Touch. If desired, the operating direction of the interior button for the convertibles top can be reversed. The current top movement is not interrupted by starting or stopping the engine. The module can be deactivated at any time.

All functions of the SmartTOP module can be programmed according to personal requirements. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP allows it to be connected to the home PC/Mac. This way, the convertible top module can be easily configured and software updates, which are provided free of charge by Mods4cars, can be installed.

A plug-and-play cable set, with original equipment quality plugs, is included for easy installation. The connection between the SmartTOP module and the vehicle electronics is established by simply plugging together. There is no need to cut through any cables, which is why dismantling is possible at any time without leaving a trace.

The comfort control for the McLaren 675LT Spider is available for 339,00 Euro + tax. SmartTOP convertible top controls are also available for the 12C, 650S and 570S models.

The company Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A product Video can be viewed here:

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Logopak is presenting innovative labelling solutions for the industry at the PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019

Visitors to the Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center), can experience individual and innovative solutions for labelling at Booth C-5506 of the labelling experts from Logopak ( ).

At the PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019, one of the largest and most comprehensive packaging events in the world, Logopak will show its 315 TB and 310 TBHS labeling machines of the Logopak 300 series at Booth C-5506 in the Central Hall in the PACKage Printing Pavilion. The Logopak Corporation ( ) is well-known in America and wordwide for its bar coding machines, product identification machines, print and apply labeling machines, RFIS encoding and weigh price labeling machines.

Logopak Series 300: packaging labelling made easy

The Logopak Series 300 is fast, reliable and flexible for labelling outer packaging, cartons and containers. Always at the right place at the right time. Logopak knows the challenges facing logistics and shipping. This is why Logopak offers the Series 300, a versatile labelling system which offers unrivalled price and performance while still meeting your requirements.

Perfect labelling for cartons and containers

The labelling solution ( is a critical part of the line process and must deliver maximum accuracy. The Logopak solutions for containers and cartons offer an ideal combination of speed, precision, reliability and flexibility. The barcode online validation essentially acquires each barcode and serves as the control between the labeller and the production line. It can trigger a stop or sort out faulty barcodes and supply them for relabelling. An intuitive user interface (TDI touch screen) featuring intelligent troubleshooting enables rapid fault detection and elimination.

The Logopak Series 300 is featuring the latest generation of Logopak’s machineware PowerLeap 6

This integrated machine software allows you to monitor all machine functions and communicate with the production line and an ERP or WMS system via the intuitive HMI control unit and its graphical user interface. User-friendly and easy to use, multilingual GUI, straightforward menu navigation, all components are precisely matched to each other. This integrated machine software allows you to monitor all machine functions and communicate with the production line and an ERP or WMS system via the intuitive HMI control unit and its graphical user interface.

Intelligent data management for secure labelling processes with LogoSoft

LogoSoft ( makes the labelling process for your Print & Apply tasks even more efficient and secure. The powerful software solution ensures flexible automation that allows you to centrally control and monitor all labelling processes. Barcode and RFID standards are already stored in the system for this purpose. Continuous data synchronization between the ERP system and supported devices guarantees that the right data is always available at the right place. LogoSoft for higher productivity and the minimisation of errors and downtimes. For your Future-proof production.

About Logopak:

Logopak Systeme GmbH & Co. KG ( is a leading manufacturer of logistically integrated labelling systems, labelling software, and barcode and industrial printers. Logopak also offers matching consumable materials for the direct and indirect labelling of products and packaging of all types. The product portfolio ranges from blank labels through decorative labels to special labels for special solutions and the associated transfer conveyors.

The company”s main location was founded in 1978 in Hartenholm, near Hamburg, Germany, and it is represented worldwide with nine of its own locations and additional sales and service branches. Logopak has a wealth of application experience. All standard machines from Logopak are developed in-house and manufactured in Germany. The simple to operate systems are easy to install and maintain.


Logopak Corporation
63 Emerald Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: +1 603.283.0304

Contact Logopak worldwide:

Phone: +49-419599750
Fax: +49-41951265

Logopak media and marketing contact:

Logopak Systeme GmbH & Co.KG
Marketing management
Dorfstraße 40-42
24628 Hartenholm

Head office:
Telephone +49 4195 – 99750

Battery Management System with Optical Connectivity Ready for Production

KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – proudly announces that the first application of a Battery Management System (BMS) based on optical connectivity will soon go into production. “We are delighted that by the end of 2019, the first carmaker will start assembly of a battery management system with POF connectivity,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “Due to its inherent galvanic isolation, POF perfectly solves the electrical and interference challenges of new powertrain architectures for electric and autonomous driving.” In battery management systems, galvanic isolation is necessary between primary and secondary systems due to hazardous high voltages and noise isolation. Further applications that rely on the inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of POF are Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules. For ISA, KDPOF and ALPS have developed a concept for an LTE-A telematics control module with POF links to the central communications hub in order to avoid interference with the smart antenna receivers. KDPOF’s GEPOF transceiver KD1053 provides high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.

KDPOF will present their optical Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity with high electromagnetic compatibility at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on September 24-25, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and ELIV (ELectronics In Vehicles) International VDI Congress on October 16-17, 2019 in Bonn, Germany.

Developing Technical Skills of Employees

Ascending Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd. develop training materials and then use the training material to train your staff, on complex machinery and how to operate that machinery safely. The Cape Town based company has a reliable track record of technical skills development.

The Companies Objectives:

Ascending Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd. strive to develop technical training materials that add value to your business. They strive to develop your employee”s knowledge and skills as well as promoting a culture of life-long learning in the workplace.

The businesses Director and Technical Training Developer, Carl Miller, has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of experience in developing technical training materials and skills.

The Process:

Ascending Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd. have a unique process when developing technical skills. They first establish a working relationship with you, the business owner, with a face to face meeting. They visit your site and observe your day to day operations and speak to the workers. Then your requirements are elicited by Carl and his team. The technical skills manual is then developed, based on your needs and the requirements elicitation.

More About Technical Training Materials:

We offer Technical training materials (Hard Skills) which you are about to quantify, these skills can be acquired through classroom learning or on the job training. We tailor our technical training materials to your business. After the process is complete, their clients have full ownership of all the training materials as the units are designed for their business and they can hire external staff to train the current team and any future additions without having to develop more training material.

Some Customised Technical training material offered by Ascending Training Solutions include:

Basic Safety at Work
Dough Forming and Cutting
First Line Maintenance
Food Safety Standards for Packaging
Hand Tools
Handling and Storage of Chemicals
Housekeeping Practices
Identify and Replace Hydraulic
Introduction to Mechanical Components
Labelling and Coding
Managing Your Stores
Measuring and Test Equipment
Mixing and Dough Making
Operate and Monitor a Drilling Machine
Performing Routine Maintenance

To find out more about Ascending Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd. services and what they can do for your business, please visit their website at

About Ascending Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd:
Ascending Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd. are a Cape Town company that develops technical skills manuals and train employees. The training materials they provide are in the form of Leaner Guides, Formative Assessments, Summative Assessments and a Unit Standard Alignment Matrix.

162 Blaauwberg Road, Table View
Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
Tel: 021 557 3896