Global energy system specialist Victron Energy this week unveils its latest battery inverter-charger, the MultiPlus-II, at the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide.
The MultiPlus-II comes with a new-look stylish steel enclosure, the largest internal electronics redesign in more than a decade and a lower production cost, which makes the product much more competitive, especially in large-scale energy projects.
Victron is unveiling its first model in the range, the MultiPlus-II 48/3000/35-32 230V, at Australia’s largest dedicated energy storage show because of the country’s rapid embrace of energy storage systems, from residential batteries to the 129-megawatt-hour Tesla “big battery” in South Australia.
Victron MultiPlus-II inverter-chargers are available through the company’s global distribution network including Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. The MultiPlus-II 48/3000/35-32 230V already complies with the Australian Standard for grid-connected inverters (AS 4777) and is certified in an increasing number of other countries.
Victron Energy BV Managing Director Matthijs Vader said the redesign of its flagship inverter-charger aimed to meet new demands in the market. “We’ve delivered a better product at a lower price to make MultiPlus-II attractive for large-scale energy storage projects,” he said.
The Australian dream run of economic prosperity is at risk unless the nation supports start-ups to drive a new wave of innovation warns Nigel Lake, executive chair of global advisory firm Pottinger
Mr Lake, who will speak at this week’s Myriad start-up festival in Brisbane, said creating new businesses and new jobs was of paramount importance to “the future of everything”. “In Australia, the canary in the employment coal mine is wobbling on her perch,” he said.
“Though unemployment is low, real wage growth is stubbornly slow and is further imperilled by an imminent wave of technology. The threat to the Australian dream is severe. More than 90 per cent of the value of our top 100 companies is in old economy industries, with the top four all banks.
“In the US, the four largest companies are Microsoft, Apple, Google and Amazon. So far this century, Australia has created just two tech start-ups worth more than A$1bn - Atlassian and Canva, collectively valued at about A$20bn. In contrast, the 10 largest US tech companies have created more than A$4 trillion during the same period. Australia doesn’t even feature on some world tech start-up maps.
Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, today announces Vectra Corporation as a reseller for its identity management platform in Australia and New Zealand.
Vectra sees a strong opportunity for Centrify’s Identity and Access Management and Privileged Identity Management products in Australia, due to the new Notifiable Data Breach law and to assist financial services organisations reduce identity risk as the Federal Government-appointed Financial Services Royal Commission scrutinises the industry.
Poor identity management is the cause of many data breaches, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, which reported that 81 per cent of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.
Centrify’s solution, which uniquely converges Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and privileged access management (PAM), is used by more than 5000 organisations globally, including more than half the Fortune 100 in the US. Centrify has a well-established customer base in Australia and New Zealand.
Vectra, a national cybersecurity solutions and services provider that helps business fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk, has strength in industry sectors including financial services, health, government and the defence sector.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said Vectra had the experience and expertise to open new doors for the Centrify security platform in Australia and New Zealand. “Vectra can introduce Centrify to enterprise customers that can benefit from our identity management solutions,” he said.