Automation, security and control

Integrating humans and automation increases plant productivity

21 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Mitsubishi Electric has increased production efficiency at its Kani manufacturing facility by introducing a human element to previously automated assembly lines.


Preventing smart meters from getting hacked

12 June, 2019 | Supplied by: University of British Columbia

Cybersecurity researchers have developed an automated program that addresses software-interference attacks on smart meters.


Construction complete on Darwin's smart city project

06 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Construction of the $10 million Switching on Darwin smart city project has been completed, including 912 CBD streetlights being upgraded to LED smart lighting.


Modern HMIs can streamline maintenance

29 May, 2019 by John Young, Sales Director | Supplied by: EU Automation

John Young, Sales Director at EU Automation, explains how modern HMI technology can improve output in Asia.


Driverless cars cooperate to speed up traffic

27 May, 2019

A fleet of self-driving cars that effectively communicate with one another via Wi-Fi can improve traffic flow by 35%, a study has found.


Giving autonomous machines 'spidey senses'

22 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Purdue University

Researchers are building animal-inspired sensors into the shells of autonomous machines, such as cars, planes and drones, to help them process data faster.


Keep your eye on security opportunities

10 May, 2019 by John Fleming, General Manager | Supplied by: ASIAL

With annual revenues in excess of $2.5 billion, the electronic security industry is a growing and increasingly complex sector.


Connected transport network key for smart cities

30 April, 2019

A survey found a connected public transport system is an important feature of a smart city, offering greater efficiency, safer commuter experiences and better quality of life.


Gender concerns in smart home technology

29 April, 2019

Early adopters of smart home technologies have reported they reinforce gender stereotypes and could pose security threats to women, according to a study.


Protecting your PLC

26 April, 2019 | Supplied by: EU Automation

John Young, APAC Sales Director at EU Automation, gives his advice for keeping your programmable logic controllers safe from cyber attack.


Transport businesses need to better secure IIoT deployments

24 April, 2019

A survey found 64% of transport businesses reported that their processes to combat cybersecurity threats could be stronger.


One-third of Aussie homes at risk of cyber attack

12 April, 2019

Avast research found that 47.1% of digital homes in Australia have more than five smart devices connected, and 33.4% of these contain at least one vulnerable device.


UNSW launches Tamworth smart city trial

09 April, 2019

The Tamworth Smart City project will trial Internet of Things technologies, encompassing applications for transport, energy, health, telecommunications and other community services.


iBASE FWA8600 1U network appliance

29 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

The FWA8600 1U rackmount network security appliance is designed for managing data-driven workloads and enabling robust levels of performance in enterprise network security, unified threat management and WAN optimisation applications.


Melbourne Uni transitions to smart campuses

22 March, 2019

The university is using the Boomi Master Data Hub to create a centralised data synchronisation hub to link up its IT environment.


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