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Touchless gestures the next step for smartphones

22 February, 2017

Smartphones and other mobile devices will soon be controlled via touchless gestures, utilising new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.


App to improve drone safety

20 February, 2017

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is teaming up with software developer Drone Complier to deliver an app it hopes will reduce the risk of mid-air collision between drones and aircraft.


Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 3-in-1 handheld tablet

08 February, 2017

Panasonic has launched a fully rugged 3-in-1 handheld tablet, adding to its portfolio of enterprise-grade mobile devices. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 combines the productivity benefits of a mobile barcode reader, phone and tablet into one fully ruggedised device, built to protect against drops, heat and cold, vibration, dust and rain.


Nextivity Ce-Fi GO cellular signal amplifier

10 January, 2017

The Nextivity Cel-Fi GO is a 3G and 4G cellular signal amplifier designed to address poor mobile coverage for those on the move.


Deploying drones in field service

12 December, 2016 by Bas de Vos*

We hear a lot about digital transformation these days. However, digital transformation is not just applying new technologies to do something different from before. It's also about doing what you do today but better. It's about innovating in new products and services and transforming your business model for competitive advantage.


New wearable technology for remote field service

28 November, 2016

CSIRO has been beavering away on new wearable technology that it hopes will improve the delivery of expert services to remote field workers, particularly in the mining industry.


Biometric security use on the rise

23 November, 2016

New research from Deloitte suggests that the use of biometrics is moving to the forefront of smartphone technology. According to the study, one in three smartphones has a fingerprint scanner and almost 70% of users access this capability regularly.


Xplore XSLATE R12 rugged tablet

09 November, 2016

Xplore Technologies has launched the XSLATE R12 , a 12.5″ next-generation detachable rugged tablet PC.


Two-way street

20 September, 2016 by Martin Chappell, General Manager – Radio Channels, Motorola Solutions Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

The ubiquitous smartphone has become a popular tool for drivers, but the digital two-way radio is still the most essential communications device for drivers.


Subsurface location

14 September, 2016

Subsurface utility and object location is a complex process that requires safe and reliable equipment to provide accurate and useful information.


Drone accidents — hardware, not operators, to blame

06 September, 2016

A study looking into the cause of 150 civil drone accidents has found that faulty equipment, rather than operator error, is generally to blame, according to a recent ABC News article.


Domino's drone deliveries

26 August, 2016

Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino's) has joined forces with drone deliveries expert Flirtey to launch what they say is the first commercial drone delivery service in the world.


Current strategy no path to autonomy

15 August, 2016

Two analysts from the DST Group (the federal government's Department of Defence Science and Technology) say that the current approach to autonomous technology development is hampering our ability to deploy and potentially unlikely to ever deliver.


New molecules will improve screen displays

11 August, 2016

A new research project from Harvard University has isolated more than 1000 new blue-light emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could lead to dramatic improvements in displays for televisions, phones and tablets.


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