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Large, high-speed computer, especially one supporting numerous workstations or peripherals.


Mini Computer

A computer of medium power, more than a microcomputer but less than a mainframe.



Personal Communications Services, a digital mobile telephony system.



A computer that is portable and suitable for use while travelling.



A small portable computer that accepts input directly on to its screen rather than using a keyboard or mouse.


Smart Phone – PDAs – Personal Digital Assistant

A mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps.


Smart Watch

A mobile device with a touchscreen display, designed to be worn on the wrist.


Game Controller/Console

A game controller is a device used with games systems to provide input to a video game, typically to control an object or character in the game.


Control Systems

A control system manages, commands, directs, or regulates the behaviour of other devices or systems using control loops.



The production of manufactured goods on a large scale using machines in factories.


Machine monitoring/control

Machine monitoring and control (M&C) systems are designed to control large or complex facilities such as factories, power plants, network operations centres, airports, and spacecraft, with some degree of automation.


Robotic productions systems

An industrial robot is a robot system used for manufacturing. Industrial robots are automated, programmable and capable of movement on two or more axes.


Hazardous environments

An environmental hazard is a substance, state or event which has the potential to threaten the surrounding natural environment / or adversely affect people's health, including pollution and natural disasters such as storms and earthquakes.



A domestic worker, domestic helper or domestic servant, also called menial, is a person who works within the employer's household.



A fridge is a large metal container which is kept cool, usually by electricity, so that food that is put in it stays fresh.


Washing machine

A machine for washing clothes, bed linen etc.


Burglar alarms

An electronic device that emits a loud noise when someone attempts to make unauthorized entry to a building or other premises.


Car management

Fleet management is an administrative approach that allows companies to organize and coordinate work vehicles with the aim to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide compliance with government regulations.



A device which detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.


Fuel control

Fuel control unit is the generic term given to any of several types of control systems for gas turbine engines.


Driverless cars

A driverless car (sometimes called a self-driving car, an automated car or an autonomous vehicle) is a robotic vehicle that is designed to travel between destinations without a human operator.