Ecocentric raises funds and prepares for ioT takeoff

Energy systems monitoring company Ecocentric is preparing to manufacture its Numen device that connects a building’s sensors and electrical equipment with the cloud after a novel fundraising effort. The Perth company has just completed an equity crowdfunding campaign which has netted $400,000 from 150 small investors, according to reports. This matches $3.2 million raised through…

Derby Rubber opens in Adelaide

Specialty rubber manufacturer Derby Rubber has relocated its head office to Wingfield in Port Adelaide where it was welcomed in a ceremony with local dignitaries. Managing Director Stephen Sheppard and General Manager Michael Clayton hosted Premier Steven Marshall, trade minister David Ridgway and the Mayor City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Claire Boan. The state has…

We’re using lasers and toaster-sized satellites to beam information faster through space

By Gottfried Lechner, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia, University of South Australia   Satellites are becoming increasingly important in our lives, as they help us meet a demand for more data, exchanged at higher speeds. This is why we are exploring new ways of improving satellite…