EES - November 2009

November 2009

Intelligent backbone in FIFA stadia will ensure ROI

The design and implementation of an intelligent backbone at both Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium and Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is not only helping to make them showpieces for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but will also ensure their owners achieve maximum return on investment (ROI).

The stadia’s data and electronic services, for example telephony and lighting control, will operate on the intelligent electronic transmission backbone within each of these stadia, making them intelligent infrastructures. The intelligent backbone makes use of Information Technology (IT), which is reliant on structured cabling systems. read more

Cape Town Airport’s new intelligent infrastructure on track for 2010

In September 2008, professional services company, Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES), was awarded the contract to project manage the implementation of Cape Town International Airport’s intelligent backbone, which includes all the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services at the new integrated terminal at the airport. This is to be completed before the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

Integral to this is project managing and implementing all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services at the new integrated terminal at the more
From My Pen

South Africa - Up there with the best

Frenetic activity and construction that is forging ahead in leaps and bounds is to be seen today at every South African city, facility or venue that it preparing for the momentous 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES) is delighted to be one cog in the wheel of 2010 infrastructural developments, as outlined in this newsletter and on our website.

Our involvement in the World Cup preparations has highlighted to us the impressive scope and complexity of the cutting edge technical development that is being carried out by all players. While this is not initially apparent to onlookers and is taking place 'behind the scenes', it can in fact be described as a technical revolution!  How many South Africans are aware of the technical milestone being achieved in their own country?  As with any revolution, the change of individual mindset in response to the rapid happenings is one of the most difficult challenges to deal with.

Instead of dwelling on negatives in our country, people across the globe should recognise the scope of the dramatic, state-of-the-art technical development taking place here, know that it is without doubt in line with international standards and that South Africa is indeed 'alive with possibilities'.  

The world is coming to view our beautiful country and experience first world infrastructure. We all need to hold our heads up high knowing that South Africa really is right up there with the best!

Bradley Hemphill
Managing Director