Bringing the NBN up to speed

Analysis by Peter Roberts It is hard to believe but after tens of billions of dollars spent, Australia heads towards 2020 with slow internet speeds that are going to affect the country’s economic future. New figures released in the Speedtest Global Index show Australia comes in at number 55 globally in terms of internet speed,…

Titomic adds new technologies

Metal additive manufacturing company, Titomic (ASX: TTT) has won exclusive rights to two CSIRO technologies to make pipe from titanium and titanium alloys. The exclusive agreement, with CSIRO’s The company announced that Titomic Managing Director, Jeff Lang said: “This is a significant expansion of Titomic’s IP and associated revenue opportunities. “By adding these two new…

Milestone for frigate upgrade

The Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance has hit a milestone in the upgrading of Australia’s Anzac class frigates, with the removal of the mast of HMAS Arunta. The mast is being removed at BAE Systems’ Henderson shipyard in Western Australia and is a crucial part of the class’s midlife capability assurance programme. WAMA Alliance’s…

Brisbane company joins solar subsidy scheme

Brisbane’s Redbank Technologies has become the first Australian company to be accepted into the South Australian Government’s $100 million Home Battery Scheme. The company’s Australian made Smart Hybrid Inverter is one of ten brands of battery and related products accepted into the scheme which will help up to 40,000 homes install solar photo voltaic (PV)…

Where does Australia stand in digital transformation?

Analysis by Peter Roberts Digital technologies giant Dell Technologies released a survey on digital transformation this week that suggested Australia, and its manufacturers, were confident about their path and progress towards a digital future. But on reading the results I am not so sure – perhaps we are further behind than we think. The global…

Meet the Fonzarelli X1 – Australia’s $10,000 super scooter

Sydney company Fonzarelli has launched a performance version of its Australian made electric scooter – the Fonzarelli X1. The scooter, made in Sydney from local and imported parts, sells for $9,890 and is capable of a top speed of 100 KM/H with a range of 80 kilometres. The company, headed by engineer Michelle Nazarri, has…