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SCADA: Elcon, Onspec, Modicon [1985 - 1989]

- South Africa (Johannesburg)
  • Bateman Process Instrumentation

Industrial Automation [1982 - 1984]

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

Telecommunications Marketing [1981]

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

PACT, CDC, Cyber 17, 18 [1977 - 1980]

- Israel (Haifa)
  • Elbit Computers

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



When Motorola and Intel released their eight bit microprocessors, the Motorola 6800 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 tought them "Olympus"; a proprietry interpretive language that oferred low level commands, but had the look and feel of Basic; useful for writing adhoc diagnostic utilities that helped identifying hardware malfunction.

» With my class of Customer Support Engineers at CDC Bangkok, 1980 «
In the picture: 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 telecomms 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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