Australian battery company Redflow Limited (ASX: RFX) has today received in Australia the first battery electrode stacks made by its new Thailand facility.
The battery stack is the critical part of the Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery, containing electrodes that charge the battery by “plating” zinc on a membrane and then discharge it by reversing that process, which can sustain 10 kilowatt-hours of energy storage capacity for the battery’s operating life.
At Redflow’s Brisbane headquarters, the Thai-made battery stacks will be installed on ZBM2 battery tank sets (without stacks) which were manufactured last year at the former factory in North America.
Redflow Chairman Brett Johnson said these complete batteries would be tested and then supplied to customers to meet existing orders. “As we manufacture stacks for these approximately 200 tank sets, we will progressively validate high-quality components and sub-assemblies at our factory,” he said.
Cohda Wireless has recruited international marketer Andrea Ash to accelerate its growth in global automotive, mining and smart cities markets.Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology leader
Adelaide-based Cohda Wireless, which has offices in the US and Europe, is poised for strong growth during 2018 as CAV markets mature, with former technology trials becoming real-world products.
Andrea joins Australia-based Cohda Wireless after working in the US for 17 years, with roles including Regional President at Bosch Power Tools North America; Head of Bosch Power Tool Brand North America; and Vice President Marketing at Dremel. Andrea brings persuasive communication skills and global experience in marketing, product development, sales and operations for B2B and B2C in both industrial and retail channels.
As Vice President Marketing at Cohda Wireless, Andrea is responsible for communication, product roadmap development, pricing and setting strategic direction based on market insights and trends.
Centrify, delivering Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, warns that many Australian businesses need to rethink their approach to security to prepare for the new mandatory data breach notification law taking effect this month.
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 enacts the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in Australia from February 22 this year. The NDB scheme mandates that organisations suffering lost or breached data must notify affected customers as soon as they become aware of the breach and also report the incident to the Privacy Commissioner.
The legislation covers information such as personal details, credit reports, credit eligibility details, and tax file number (TFN) records held by organisations including Australian Government agencies, businesses and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of $3 million or more, credit reporting bodies, health service providers, and TFN recipients, among others. Penalties range from fines of $360,000 for individuals to $1.8 million for organisations.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said many businesses were security “sitting ducks” because their defences were out of date. “Today, businesses use a combination of cloud, on-premises and mobile services, which means traditional perimeter-based security is no longer effective,” he said.