Information Technology


Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
pdf Onspec - IBM PC SCADA
pdf Pascal MT+
pdf Elcon - PDP11 SCADA
pdf PDP11 Macro11 Assembler
RealTime Language RTL/2
1985 - 1989

- South Africa (Johannesburg)
  • Bateman Process Instrumentation

Industrial Process Control Automation
pdf Manufacturing
pdf Software Development
pdf Process Control Language PCL
pdf Commander microcomputer
pdf Motorola 6800 microprocessor
1982 - 1984

- South Africa (Johannesburg)
  • pdf Messina Electronics
  • Sugar Mills: Amatikulu, Darnell
  • Breweries: Garankwa, Alrode
  • Soap: Uniliver
  • Messina Mines

Telecommunications Marketing

- South Africa (Johannesburg)
  • STC (Standard Telephones & Cables)

Minicomputers and peripherals
Control Data (CDC) Cyber 17, Cyber 18
pdf PACT minicomputer
pdf Cartridge Disk Drives
pdf Storage Media Drives
pdf Tape (VCTT) Drives
pdf Card Readers
1977 - 1980

- Israel (Haifa)
  • Elbit Computers

Tablet/Mobile website
Tablet/Mobile website

Elbit Computers Ltd - Haifa, Israel [1977 - 1980] continued...

When Motorola and Intel released their eight bit microprocessors, the Motorola µ6800 and the Intel 8080, no one conceived that personal computers would become so popular, within a few years.

In April 1980, I spent three (3) weeks in Bangkok, training a team of Customer Support Engineers of the local CDC company. I taught them "Olympus"; a proprietary interpretive language that offered low level commands, but had the look and feel of Basic; useful for writing ad hoc diagnostic utilities that helped identifying peripheral hardware malfunction.

» With my class of Customer Support Engineers at CDC Bangkok, 1980 «
In the photo: 600 LPM line-printer on the left, 10MB Disk drive on the right.

Standard Telephones and Cables - Johannesburg, South Africa [1981]

In December 1980, I accepted a three (3) years contract, as Systems Engineer, for the Altech group of companies in South Africa. STC, the largest company of the group was at that time designing, manufacturing and marketing modems and telecoms equipment for Telkom, the local Post and Telecommunication services.

» Answering a phone call, at the office, STC 1981 «

In order to squeeze additional "bandwith" out of the (copper wires) communications channels, reliant on 1200, 2400, 4800 and 9600 bps modems, we combined "modem contention units" with "line controlers" and incorporated statistical and time-division multiplexers within communications networks. We utilised Intel's 8080 microprocessor in the design of a diagnostic and network monitoring system, named "Dinamite".

» Example, network design diagram - STC, Johannesburg, South Africa 1981 «
1977 - 1981
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