Brisbane-based Accelerated Concepts has appointed Melbourne’s NPS (Network Professional Services) as a master reseller to speed up sales of its Australian-designed 4G failover routers.
Designed by an engineering team based in Brisbane, Accelerated routers use an embedded, carrier-certified cellular modem to provide Internet access via 4G LTE and 3G cellular wireless data networks when primary access fails. The devices are sold globally by US-based Accelerated Concepts Inc. In Australia, they are available through https://www.acau.com.au/.
With a long background in routing products, Richmond-based NPS employs network engineers with experience from SME to enterprise service and sales staff familiar with channel sales in Australia and New Zealand. NPS already partners with CrowdStrike, BeyondTrust and Okta.
SA’s peak environmental organisation, Conservation SA, has installed two ZCell batteries to charge an electric car and to provide energy for emergency lighting and data centre backup for its office.
This first installation of ZCell batteries for commercial premises allows Conservation SA to store energy collected from a 13 kilowatt (kW) array of Tindo solar panels on the roof of its building, The Joinery, in central Adelaide. Earlier this week, Redflow announced its first ZCell deployment, a two-ZCell energy storage system installed at Alan Noble’s off-grid property in Willunga.
The Australian-developed ZCell is a unique 10 kWh zinc-bromine flow battery that ‘timeshifts’ solar power from day to night, stores off-peak power for peak demand periods and supports off-grid systems. As well as providing backup power for Conservation SA’s emergency lighting and first floor data centre, the ZCells will charge up the GoGet electric vehicle that is based at the site.
Sydney-based Tesla transport company Evoke plans to grow its fleet of luxury vehicles and expand interstate after technology investor Simon Hackett purchased a 10 per cent stake in the business.
Evoke began operation in May 2015 when the first Tesla Model S arrived in Australia, pitching itself as a zero emissions luxury chauffeur service. The privately-owned company deployed its fifth Model S in August with plans to add three Tesla Model X Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) by mid 2017.
Since it started, Evoke has made a significant environmental contribution, avoiding more than 110 tons of CO2 emissions and reducing the need for Australia to import more than 45,000 litres of petrol.
Simon Hackett, an avid Tesla enthusiast who met Evoke founder Pia Peterson through the Tesla community, uses Evoke’s service whenever he is in Sydney.