2nd Africa Radio Comms Conference – 26th and 27th November, 2014 – Johannesburg, South Africa


The 2nd Radio Comms Conference was held by IDC Technologies in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 26th and 27th of November. The event welcomed many delegates from companies across the globe such as Motorola, Poynting, IEEE, LS telcom, Beyond Wireless, and many more.

IDC Technologies second Africa Radio Comms Conference

4th Safety Control Systems Conference – Calgary, Canada

Braving the below zero temperatures, IDC Technologies hosted the 4th Safety Control Systems Conference in Calgary, Canada on 25th, 26th & 27th November 2015.

Generosity at Work


Recruiting speakers for the IDC Technologies’ engineering conferences, presented in cities around the world, can be described variously. Heart-warming is an unlikely adjective, and yet it is appropriate when you consider two gentlemen involved at a couple of our recent conferences. One was a key-note speaker at our High Voltage Maintenance Forum in November, 2013 and another was engaged to review materials at our Dangerous Goods Forum in March, 2014. Both donated their fees to charities.

Cable Jointing and Terminations – Skills honed in Brunei

Roger Royal has recently returned from a foray into Brunei. He is one of our longest serving and most accomplished instructors in the electrical engineering field. Read more about his latest training success here.


Bigger, Better, Faster. At all costs?

Apart from the enormous benefits that result, engineering achievements are often awe-inspiring and exciting. When safety and the environment come second to the successful completion of a job, however, there is reason to pause.


Navigating the Map for Higher Education

To date, Australian higher education providers total around 170, nationally. These providers are a blend of both on-campus and online institutes who offer a range of courses in various fields of study. With enrolments on a perpetual increase, the education industry has become (over a number of years) a high earner with an estimated value of over $26 billion back in 2012.

STEM Education, Toys and the Prosperity of Nations

Chief Australian Scientist, Ian Chubb, has been motivated by a belief that his country’s economic future is looking grim. He is concerned that it is losing its competitive edge in the vital areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In an effort to ameliorate this he has proposed an ambitious strategy to increase their focus.  

Competition Feedback - August Newsletter

Inspired by the topic in the feature article; bionics, our August newsletter posed a question:  Should athletes with bionic limbs compete with able-bodied competitors? Find out the two winners and their answers.  

IDC Launches N4-N6 Engineering Programs

We are launching our N4-N6 Engineering programs in the Industrial Instrumentation, Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical disciplines in South Africa. This will be delivered using our popular ‘live’ e-learning methodology. Apply now as places will fill quickly.



Costa Concordia Follow-Up

In October last year I wrote an article entitled Plucky Engineering and Ingenuity which looked at the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. In this short follow-up it is gratifying to report that it has been successfully towed the180 nautical mile voyage to its scrapping yard in Genoa - it arrived on the 27th July.