Industrial Data Xchange

Primary contact

Contact: David Bean

Secondary contact

Contact: Michael Garnham

Company details

Key sector/s:
  • Embedded software
  • Geospatial
  • Information technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Metering
  • Mining
  • Power
  • Telecomms
  • Telemetry
Tel:+27 (0) 11 548 9960
Fax:+27 (0) 11 465 8890
Postal address:

P O Box 688, Fourways ,2055

Physical address:

1 Weaver Street, Fourways, Gauteng, 2199


Company profile

Industrial Data Xchange (IDX) is a South African industrial IT company providing professional, technical and consulting services. It also hosts the IDX Academy which provides a wide range of practical training to ensure plant Fieldbus and industrial Ethernet systems deliver on their potential.

IDX specializes in industrial communications, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, FOUNDATION FIELDBUS, MODBUS, OPC, disparate & legacy system integration and custom development of robust real-time solutions.

IDX is able to provide hardware and software solutions around fieldbus interoperability and data exchange, industrial communication (data transfer) to and from process control devices, SCADA and DCS systems, data exchange of process / production information from the plant floor to business and expert systems, and custom development of real-time, mission critical systems such as automatic fault mitigation and control system monitoring.

Product & services

IDX has developed and sells IDXsuite (industrial data communications middleware). IDX also provides professional, technical and consulting services related to Industrial IT. A key focus is the remote monitoring and support of plant equipment that rely on PROFIBUS and other technologies.

IDX distributes products from Anybus, Comsoft, DeltaLogic, Kvaser, and Procentec in Southern Africa.

In addition, the IDX Academy operates a PROFIBUS and PROFINET Competence Centre (the only one in Southern Africa), providing vendor-neutral services and certified training, and also distributes test tools and analysis equipment.

The IDX Academy is also a CERTIFIED Training centre for KNX, empowering organizations to better automate buildings and reduce energy and water consumption.

The IDX Academy is also a Competence Centre for FOUNDATION FIELDBUS which brings training and technical support to the oil & gas industry in Southern Africa.

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