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Real-time interface for batch control
Rockwell Automation has released its FactoryTalk Batch View software, which enables a “modern batch experience” by improving employee collaboration and system interactions.
Audi to produce world’s first hands-free car
Audi has claimed that its A8 model will be the first production car to offer Level 3 (or ‘hands free’) autonomous technology, which will be available in Australia by 2018.
Compact portable hygrometer for convenient spot checks
Michell Instruments has introduced the MDM50 portable hygrometer, which enables efficient spot checks of dew point or moisture content down to -50°C dew point.
IoT devices threatened by new DDoS source code
Dubbed Mirai, this malware code scans the internet for vulnerable IoT devices that are protected by factory default usernames and passwords.
Isolation plugs preventing contamination in pipes
Plug-Up isolation plugs from 1300 Inflate are specifically recommended for industrial settings when there is a need to isolate a pipe or duct from potential contamination.
World’s first wave energy microgrid for WA island
Carnegie Wave Energy has been awarded $2.5 million by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the world’s first solar, battery and wave integrated microgrid project in Western Australia.
SA blackout: local economy loss “will soar into millions”
More needs to be done to protect Australian industry from events such as the severe storms that have lashed South Australia over the past few days, according to the Future Business Council.
Researchers achieve dewetting of surfaces
Researchers have made the first ever observation of the dewetting process, which could have big implications for technologies such as coating and self-cleaning surfaces.
Driver was using autopilot in latest Tesla crash
The Autopilot system was reportedly engaged in the latest Tesla Model S crash, which involved a collision with a tourist bus on an autobahn in Germany.
Industry leaders establish AI partnership
Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft have created a non-profit organisation to advance public understanding of AI technologies and establish best practices in the field.
Melbourne launches Australia’s largest free Wi-Fi network
A free Wi-Fi network has been launched across Melbourne’s CBD. Once complete it will span the city, making it Australia’s largest free Wi-Fi network.
iSeekplant Endorsements – Changing the face of Plant Hire
iSeekplant are at it again, with yet another major product announcement. They recently rolled out their Endorsements system, solving the issue of identifying quality operators online. The Endorsements system allows good plant hire companies to be recognised for their hard work. When a contractor is happy with the work a plant hire company has done, … Continue reading iSeekplant Endorsements – Changing the face of Plant Hire
Top universities for engineering and technology
The world’s top universities for engineering and technology have been revealed in the World University Rankings 2016-2017.
NBN scraps Optus HFC network for FttDP
NBN has announced that it has cancelled its plans to use Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network as part of its rollout and will use fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdP) instead
Xenophon slams SA’s renewables adoption
Senator Nick Xenophon has blamed renewables for the state-wide blackout in South Australia yesterday.
BAE Systems develops new electronic warfare device
BAE Systems has developed handheld electronic warfare technology that can detect and identify multiple interfering signals, such as jammers or enemy communication signals.
GE and Bosch are on a mission to fuel IoT growth
GE and Bosch have signed a memorandum of understanding whereby GE Digital and Bosch Software Innovations will facilitate openness and growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT).
Company using sensor data to improve autonomous vehicles
Open Location Platform company, HERE, has announced a new platform that will harness real-time data generated by the on-board sensors of connected vehicles, to “create a live depiction of the road environment”.
Computer engineers make apps nine per cent faster
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Samsung Electronics have found a way to boost the speed of computer applications by more than 9 per cent.
Dishwasher-proof keyboard and mouse
Kensington has announced the launch of its new dishwasher-proof IP68 keyboard and mouse, designed to improve workplace hygiene.