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5 Reasons Why BYD Solves Your Off-Grid Storage Problems 

 5 Reasons Why BYD Solves Your Off-Grid Problems 












1 Design simplicity:

With no complex cables, BYD has the ability to stack up to 983kWh worth of storage capacity.

2 Ease of installation:

BYD’s patented modular design allows for installation ease. Limiting installation costs and the requirement of trained electricians to implement a complex battery installation. A true plug and play set up!

3 Space-saving:

The modular architecture allows for stacking multiple batteries to achieve the required power and voltage. Saving valuable real estate and minimal site preparation.

4 Low maintenance:

BYD’s LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) technology ensures low maintenance in comparison to traditional lead-acid/ gel battery banks.

5 Performance 

High usable energy compared to any other lithium battery, particularly suited for high powdered back-up and off-grid functionality, reducing dependence and power from a generator.


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Our 20-page guide outlines possible BYD configurations for all the exciting new BYD Battery-Box products.

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Win A RFI Summer Merch Pack!

Win A RFI Summer Merch Pack!

To celebrate the Summer holidays we are giving away an RFI exclusive merch pack + a $150 VISA gift card.


Head over to Instagram and:

  • Share a photo of your most remote off-road Summer adventure
  • Tag your 3 best mates
  • Use the hashtag #rfiantennas


Bonus points for featuring your RFI Antenna.

Good luck!















*T&C’s Apply;

This is a competition of skill-based creativity and adherence to the ‘How to enter’ instructions.Winner must be following @rfiantennas Instagram account. Comp opens 04/01/2021 10am and winner will be posted 25/01/2020 10am. Prize is one merch pack including a $150 VISA gift card, hat, travel cup, mug, stubby holder and whistle. The prize is not transferable for cash or exchangeable.

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Salvation Army Christmas Donation

Merry Christmas from the team at RFI!  

In lieu of Christmas cards, RFI has donated $6,000 to the Salvation Army for their annual Christmas Appeal.

Donation handed to Greg Donovan from the Salvation Army by Jessica Forder, Maxon Coordinator at RFI.













The Salvos Christmas appeal gives hope to Australians battling tough times and this donation will go towards:

  • providing shelter to people with nowhere to sleep
  • purchasing gifts for kids who would otherwise get none
  • wrapping hampers for people struggling to afford basic meals


To find out more about the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, click here

Structure, symbols and terminology | The Salvation Army Australia

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Roadshow Award Winners 2020

Congratulations to all our 2020 Roadshow Award Winners! 

Employee Of The Year

Winner: Mark Mezzapica

Runners Up: Stuart Munn, Nicole Horan and Emil Abazovic

Mark Mezzapica with CEO Scott Magee










Blue Ribbon Award

Winner: Alireza Etemadfar


Blue Sky Award

Winner: Sonu Abraham


True Blue Award

Winner: Victorian Manufacturing Team


Long Service Awards

30 Year Winners: Mark Mezzapica

25 Year Winners: Kim Veng Ear and Jamie Baker

20 Year Winners: Randy Barraga, Kirsten Borg, Myra Maloney

15 Year Winners: Ayub Muhammad, Jason Wallis

10 Year Winners: Ian Ferrett, Ammeron Cleary, Helen Maitsis, Owen Fulton, Michelle Singh, Nehemiah Zhungu, Emerson Manickam, Arturo Guillamun, Jasbir Singh, Andrew Shipp

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Christmas 2020 & New Year 2021 Operating Hours

The team at RFI would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 🎁✨

We would also like to thank all our clients, partners and industry peers who have supported us throughout 2020.

Operating Hours:
Please note there will be limited staff available in our Sydney Head Office from Monday, December 21, 2020 – Thursday, December 24, 2020.

All offices will be closed will then closed from Tuesday, December 29, 2020, and reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Have A Last Minute Order? 

If you would like to place a last minute order, please contact our Customer Experience Team using the details below.

📞 1300 000 734 | ✉️

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Mark Mezzapica Wins 2020 ARCIA Johnathan Livingston Seagull Award

Congratulations to Mark Mezzapica, recipient of the ARCIA 2020 Jonathan Livingston Seagull Award

With more than 40 years of radio communications industry experience, Mark is a true embodiment of the Jonathan Livingston Seagull Award:

Someone who has risen above the flock – learned more and achieved greatness.

Someone who has taken the knowledge back to the community to help others better themselves

Mark’s extremely sharp scientific mind and high degree of imagination make him the peak industry and globally accredited expert in the field of antenna systems, RF transmission, PIM, multi-coupling, lightning protection and amplifier characterisation.

As Chief Technology Officer at RFI Technology Solutions, Mark has introduced systems and product improvements, leading a team of engineers in the development of new antennas and antenna systems.

Along his path Mark has co-authored six different patents, held countless seminars and mentoring programs, sharing his knowledge and passion for the industry with his peers, graduates, engineers and technicians, making him well-deserving of this award.


Mark Mezzapica with Ian Hyde at RFI Sydney Head Office










Mark Mezzapica presented Jonathan Livingston Seagull Award by ARCIA via Zoom.


To find out more about the award, click here or visit 

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RFI MiniSystem Combiner Deployed To Provide Rapid Radio Coverage For A High-Profile Expedition Race TV Series

RFI MiniSystem Combiner Deployed To Provide Rapid Radio Coverage For A High-Profile Expedition Race TV Series

For the high profile expedition race TV series filmed in Fiji, RFI worked with partner COMS Ltd to supply and deploy MiniSystem Combiners and antennas to provide rapid radio coverage.

The Challenge:

Our partner had won the contract to provide rapid radio communications for a high-profile expedition race TV series in Fiji. The event organisers required coverage for four concurrent VHF radio channels, in three geographical coverage zones.

Implementation timelines and logistics were quite challenging with the sporting series running across multiple days. All the equipment, including the radio repeaters, multicoupling system and antennas had to be transported long distances into remote areas with no proper road access.

In some areas, the equipment had to be moved to sites by helicopters. The equipment also had to be compact and lightweight enough so it could be easily disassembled and carried by hand if required.

To cover zone 2, the whole equipment had to be fitted into and moved between aircrafts. Our partner also needed the ability to remove, redeploy and reconfigure the equipment, at short notice, to meet the event’s timelines quickly and easily.

Importantly, providing a reliable radio communication system was critical as the health and safety of the competitors and the crew depended on it.

The Solution:

After thorough consideration, our partner selected RFI’s MiniSystem Combiners and antennas to support the radio coverage for this event. Delivered pre-configured, our partner only needed to plug the radio repeaters and antennas for rapid coverage deployment.

The simplicity of installation and the compact physical size made the MiniSystem Combiner the ideal combining solution for this application. MiniSystems provided the customer with everything they needed for their multicoupling. Signal filtering, combining, amplification and distribution were all included in a compact enclosure. This enabled the customer to easily combine four radio repeaters into a single antenna using a small footprint.

The compact size and light weight of the MiniSystem also helped the customer to move the equipment easily across zones in pre-made portable hard cases, along with the radio repeaters. This would not be possible with a traditional multicoupling system with bulky and heavy filters, combiners and multicouplers.

The Results:

The MiniSystems were delivered to the customer on time and our partner managed to deploy and transport the equipment within the expected timeframes. Once the equipment was at its designated location, it was setup and commissioned quickly and smoothly.

The whole system was also de-commissioned, moved and redeployed in a different location, 200 kms away in two days.

The compact size of MiniSystems also allowed the whole system to be fitted inside the repeater aircrafts. The aircrafts had antennas on the under belly and were providing radio coverage for one of the geographical zones.

RFI Equipment Used:

To download a copy of the full case study, please click the link below.

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RFI’s Solar Connectivity Solution Provides Connectivity For System Monitoring In A Commercial Enphase Solar Installation

RFI's Solar Connectivity Solution Provides Connectivity For System Monitoring In A Commercial Enphase Solar Installation

RFI worked with Harvey Norman Commercial Division to supply and install communication solutions to provide connectivity to allow for essential solar monitoring on the Enphase Enlighten portal.

The Challenge:

Monitoring is an essential part of set up and maintenance of a commercial solar system. For access restriction reasons the connectivity available on-site could not be utilised by the installation team for monitoring purposes. Therefore, an independent connectivity solution was needed to be sourced and installed by the installation team.

As a commercial site, it was important to ensure that any solution for providing connectivity was enterprise level with reliability and security a priority for both the hardware and the SIM connection components. Any solution would also need to be appropriate for long term deployment and future proof against known technology changes. As an additional challenge on the site, one of the modems was to be located within a concrete room, creating a challenge for receiving reception with the site.

The Solution:

Our partner, Harvey Norman Commercial, had consulted and installed the solar system and hardware. As experienced providers of solar communication hardware, RFI was consulted for a solution that would be able to provide long term connectivity with high reliability.

The requirement for a connectivity system which was highly reliable, secure and easy to install made RFI’s Solar Connectivity Solution an ideal solution. The MA-2055 modem in the bundle is an industrial grade modem, bundled with Vodafone’s IoT SIM, it ensured that an enterprise-level solution was installed. With multicarrier redundancy and superior security with the IoT SIM’s Access Control list ensuring that only desired websites can be accessed, the need for a secure and reliable system was also ensured. The bundle is also 4G ready and so no changes will need to be made when 3G connectivity is lost at the site.

To assist with the challenge of receiving reception into the concrete room RFI was able to supply the CSM500 with a custom length cable to mount the antenna exterior to the building. The low-profile bracket mountable antenna made for perfect integration into the install as it was able to provide adequate reception without compromising building aesthetic.

The Results:

Utilising RFI’s Solar Connectivity Solution and the CSM500 antenna connectivity was able to be organised for the system. This allowed for the quick, easy and reliable deployment of connectivity which meant monitoring in the Enpase Enlighten Portal was able to be accessed and set up rapidly and efficiently.

Watch the video here to see how connection was established in minutes.

To download a copy of the full case study, please click the link below.

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Changes To SA Inverter Standards

Changes To SA Inverter Standards

The new SA inverter standards have kicked in!

To meet the new voltage ride requirements, all smart meters installed in SA after 28 September 2020 must have at least two elements and inverters must have internet capability*.

RFI Solar are stocked with Enphase, SMA and our Solar Connectivity Solution to ensure your installs are compliant.

Click the ‘Learn More’ button below to check out our range.

*Information provided by Clean Energy Council. View full source here.

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RFI Technology Solutions & S-5! Partnership Announcement

RFI Technology Solutions & S-5! Partnership Announcement

RFI Technology Solutions are proud to announce our new partnership with S-5!

With a global portfolio of metal-roof solar arrays made in the USA, S-5!’s products have revolutionised the metal roofing industry for over 28 years.

This partnership only strengthens RFI’s solar solution offering to the Australian marketplace. 

Having a strong alignment between our businesses S-5! provides high-quality and well-engineered metal-roof solar products.

We are excited to bring S-5! on as they continue to expand their presence throughout APAC.

If you would like more information about the partnership, please call 1300 000 734 to speak to our Customer Experience Team.

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