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Enhance your 8KW Residential Solar Offering

Enhance your 8KW Residential Solar Offering

With the arrival of the new SolarEdge 8KW HD Wave inverter, it’s time to re-think your offering and include an optimised solution for your larger resi installs. With RFI excited to introduce 8KW SolarEdge Optimised kits, we’ve taken a look at the key benefits of going all SolarEdge.

DC-Optimized versus String

Let’s use a simple comparison matrix to outline ALL of the benefits of offering DC-Optimized over string:

Save on installation costs

So, you have all these benefits you can offer homeowners. But then comes the cost savings!

With SolarEdge smart panels with pre-assembled power optimisers you can reduce the time on the roof and install costs. No longer does an optimiser need to be fitted to each panel.

Do your maths and you might find it’ll not only save you time but also money.

Security and Safety from a single trusted brand

Finally, when thinking about warranty, the benefits also stack up. SolarEdge offer:

12 year inverter warranty
12 year product panel warranty
25 year Power Optimiser warranty

So now you have 1 vendor for any potential warranty issues you’ll have on the complete system.

RFI and SolarEdge offer 8KW kits in 2 versions:

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Keep their eyes on the road

Yes, this little magnetic microphone holder reduces driver distraction allowing your team to stay focused on the road while picking up and returning the two-way radio microphone to its holder.

The Magnetic Mic mounts easily into the vehicle and is an alternative to the conventional, metal hang-up clip.  No more dropping the microphone on the floor….just reach out to magnetic mic holder and the microphone literally grabs onto the magnet.

Designed for universal compatibility –the Magnetic Mic microphone adapter is engineered to fit over and securely lock onto the back of your existing microphone and is compatible with virtually any microphone.

Magnetic Mic works with virtually all two-way radios. It doesn’t matter if your radio system functions with an on-hook/off- hook setting, switches to a private line or scans when hung up, Magnetic Mic is ready-for-use with your radio system.

Benefits all hand-held radio users in a wide range of industries

  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Construction
  • Commercial trucking
  • Private transportation
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RFI adds Vodafone compatible Cel-Fi Go to its range

RFI adds Vodafone compatible Cel-Fi Go to its range

RFI Technology Solutions is excited to announce the release of the Cel-Fi Go X, a smart signal booster approved for use on the Vodafone network.
The Cel-Fi Go X will arrive in stock at RFI in early May with RFI carrying Vodafone network-ready units.

Introducing Cel-Fi Go X

The Cel-Fi Go X range is perfect for industrial and mobile applications on the Vodafone network. These solutions support 3G/4GLTE voice and data applications, featuring industry-leading 100 dB system gain.

The Go X is compatible with Vodafone’s 3G/4G LTE bands and is approved for use on the network.

The Cel-Fi GO X Stationary is a smart signal repeater, ideal for use in homes, businesses, commercial properties, government buildings, agricultural settings, small manufacturing operations and rural areas.

The Cel-Fi GO Mobile smart signal repeater is designed for mobile applications including trucks, vehicles, RVs, and boats.

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Cel-Fi QUATRA is also now Vodafone ready!

The innovative Cel-Fi QUATRA is now available for use on the Vodafone network.  Cel-Fi QUATRA is an active DAS Hybrid solution that solves coverage issues for 3G/4G/LTE voice and data applications.

Spotty cellular coverage, poor voice quality, dropped calls, and dead zones continue to plague employees and visitors in enterprise office buildings. Cel-Fi QUATRA is an Active DAS Hybrid that solves this problem. It is an affordable, all-digital solution providing uniform, high quality cellular signal throughout a building, and is scalable to the size needed.

Cel-Fi QUATRA is designed to improve indoor signal coverage without any risk of interference on the mobile network and can be installed in just days (compared to months typical of other solutions). This solution is also delivered at a price point that meets a small to medium enterprise budget.

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Spurious Challenge 2019

The Spurious Challenge took sail around Sydney Harbour for its 30th year! Sponsored by RFI, Spurious Challenge is an annual sailing event for the NSW Radio Communications industry giving us a chance to rub shoulders with the industry and customers, share a few beverages and try and bring home the coveted Spurious Challenge Shield.

Congratulations to this year’s winners – Karera Communications

While we all have plenty of fun – we also gather to raise money for charity.  This year the industry dug deep and raised over $5,500 for the Salvos! Thanks to all and see you next year!

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Important Update

Dear RFI Valued Customer,

It is with great excitement that we advise you of some of the changes we have undertaken at RFI.
We successfully launched our new IT system (ORACLE NetSuite) on the 1st December 2018 and as expected it has already started to have a significant and positive impact across many areas of our business – from the way we take and manage orders, to the way we ship from our distribution centre and to the way we invoice customers.

If you have not noticed any material change in doing business with us then our team has been successful in ensuring a smooth transition, as we have gone to every effort to minimise any impact. If you have experienced some disruption and issues, we sincerely apologise and promise to do better in the future.

It is prudent at this time to perhaps outline some of the changes that have occurred:

Centralised Banking

RFI takes its responsibility for Privacy & Confidentiality obligations seriously. To ensure tighter controls over customer data, one of the changes that have occurred in our system upgrade is the consolidation of our bank accounts.
Please check to see if you have received an email with these banking details. If you haven’t received an email, please contact us 1300 000 734 (1300 000 RFI) and we can arrange for this email to be sent to you.

Invoices and Statements

RFI wants to ensure that the appropriate counter-parties receive the correct items & documents. Moving forward our invoices will no longer be sent with our products upon delivery -instead, all invoices and statements will only be emailed to your nominated secure email address.

Our new system means that your RFI invoices and Customer Statements will be emailed with a different format and from a different source. Please note the new email source:

“RFI Accounts Receivable (accountsreceivable@rfi.com.au)<system@sent-via.netsuite.com

Depending on your company’s email filter setting, our email may unintentionally be forwarded to your spam/junk email box. Could you kindly check and ensure that these emails are unblocked from your spam/junk emails.

Please click the link below to view samples of our ‘new look’ documents – quotation, purchase order acknowledgment and invoice.  While the forms will look different, the content remains largely the same. Please look them over and take note of any changes that could impact your business processes.

As always, the RFI team is here to help. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support and business. If you have any feedback or if you experience any issues, please contact our Customer Experience Team at 1300 000 734 (1300 000 RFI) and they will be pleased to help you resolve any concerns.

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A sad loss for RFI and our industry

Here at RFI we are trying to come to terms with the terrible news that Jack Grozev passed away in early January.

We are preparing for services to be held on 18th January in Adelaide to honour Jack’s life and support his family.

Jack as our Engineering Program Manager has led both the hardware and software development of our high-end technology development team for more than ten years.  Hundreds of new, leading-edge technology products have been developed by the program teams Jack led and tens of thousands of these products have subsequently been manufactured by the team in the Adelaide facility and shipped not only locally but to global markets.  The bold, ambitious and hugely talented team in Adelaide are devastated at the loss of such a huge proponent of Australian manufacturing and advocate for excellence in their local engineering.

Jack Grozev (right), pictured with Scott Magee (left)
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SolarEdge is even easier in 2019!

SolarEdge is even easier in 2019!

 Module-to-Grid Package Now Available
Including 1 FREE Smart Module!

Get ready for the New Year with this great SolarEdge promotion! Install a Module-to-Grid Package now and you’ll get an additional smart module for FREE, enabling your customers to benefit from greater system production.

So what are the kits?

SolarEdge smart modules are the next piece of the puzzle for installers and homeowners seeking a single, trusted PV vendor. Each module is pre-assembled with a SolarEdge power optimiser, combining with a SolarEdge single-phase inverter for a quicker and easier PV installation.

Take advantage of RFI’s two Module-to-Grid Packages, featuring the simplicity of SolarEdge’s residential PV offering. Our two packages are as follows:

What are SolarEdge Smart Modules?

SolarEdge has expanded its comprehensive residential offering even further. Pre-assembled with power optimisers, the smart panels combine with SolarEdge’s award-winning inverters to enable faster and easier PV installations than before.

Want to learn more about SolarEdge Smart Modules? You can download product brochures and learn about the key features and benefits in installing these at the news article below.

From PV to Grid with One Solar Vendor

Bringing value to PV installers

Complete your SolarEdge portfolio with 300W smart panels for easier system design and other unique benefits:

  • Enjoy a full product offering, with complete warranty and service, from a single vendor
  • Reduce your installation time and costs by installing panel with pre-assembled power optimisers
  • Continue to take advantage of SolarEdge’s key system benefits: More energy output, advanced safety features, design flexibility, and panel-level performance monitoring

Bringing value to homeowners

SolarEdge smart panels only enhances an already powerful residential offering for your customers, including:

  • Premium PV panel to boost performance and aesthetics
  • Improved curb appeal with elegant black-framed panel design
  • Peace of mind thanks to excellent product and performance warranty, with proven panel reliability
  • Mitigation of all types of panel power losses
  • Optimised energy output of each individual panel
  • Automatic panel-level voltage shutdown protecting people and property
  • Easy upgrades to battery storage and smart energy solutions for a truly future-proofed system

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Your Wireless Technology Partner

Your Wireless Technology Partner

Looking for a complete Wireless Technology Partner? RFI offers a diverse range of technology solutions to meet any network requirement.

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Fibre and Data Solutions Public Safety Radio Networks Solar Energy Solutions IoT/M2M Solutions In-Building Coverage Solutions Battery Storage Solutions

LATEST CASE STUDIES

  • 03Dec

    RFI installs 100kW System on its Largest Manufacturing Facility

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  • 02Feb

    RFI expands its mining portfolio with the acquisition of Digital Drift

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  • 11Jan

    Introducing RFI’s 800MHz Corporate Collinear Range

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RFI installs 100kW System on its Largest Manufacturing Facility

RFI installs 100kW System on its Largest Manufacturing Facility

This month RFI “turned on” our 100kW solar system at our manufacturing facility in Bayswater, Victoria.  The solar system features 540 solar modules, a bank of SolarEdge inverters and a 40kWh battery storage system.

This 100kW solar system will save approximately 110MWh in the first year and the solar generation will offset about 60% of the site energy usage, saving around 120 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The 40kWh energy storage system will also allow us to offset the demand variable allowing RFI to provide most of its energy consumption in the peak summer months.

On current figures, the installation will pay for itself in six years with an ROI of 53% after 10 years and an ROI of 321% in 25 years.

Scott Magee, CEO said, “This solar power system demonstrates our many decades of involvement with renewable energy in Australia, but also the long-term commitment we have to manufacturing in Australia”. The 4000sqm Bayswater facility is the largest of our three manufacturing facilities. The Bayswater facility is Australia’s largest antenna manufacturing facility. We also operate an additional systems manufacturing facility in Bayswater and a high specification radio repeater manufacturing facility in Adelaide.

The RFI Energy Solutions team designed a tailored solution for our Melbourne site, which includes one SolarEdge 27.6kW 3-phase and three SolarEdge 10kW 3-phase inverters. SolarEdge DC optimised inverter solution offers advanced PV monitoring in real time and asset management through its cloud-based monitoring platform. Power optimisers constantly track maximum power points and report high-resolution data on panel performance. SolarEdge inverters provide comprehensive analytics tracking and reports of energy yield, system uptime, performance ratio and financial performance. The ability to connect two panels to one optimiser, combined with DC to AC conversion and grid interaction being centralised at a simplified PV inverter maintains a competitive cost structure.

The RFI Energy Solutions team project managed this solution and teamed up with sub-contractor, Powercom Solar for installation and commissioning. Powercom Solar was also sub-contracted to install and commission one of RFI’s largest solar systems on Flinders Island in their home state of Tasmania.

LATEST CASE STUDIES

  • 03Dec

    RFI installs 100kW System on its Largest Manufacturing Facility

    Read More →
  • 02Feb

    RFI expands its mining portfolio with the acquisition of Digital Drift

    Read More →
  • 11Jan

    Introducing RFI’s 800MHz Corporate Collinear Range

    Read More →

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RFI at Comms Connect 2018

What are we displaying?

RFI is excited to be exhibiting at Comms Connect Melbourne for another year on November 21-22.

RFI will also have a barista on the stand, so come and check out our connected technology and have a chat to us over a coffee!

This promises to be our largest Comms Connect ever, including product launches for:

Sneak Peak- Special Launches!

IoT/M2M Solutions

RFI is launching a range of new IoT and M2M solutions including:

  • The Universal Hub- next-generation IoT and Telemetry Solution
  • Datamax LoRa- our new LoRa/LoRaWAN solution

Rebroadcast Solutions

RFI’s rebroadcast solutions offering continues to grow, with new launches including:

  • DSPbR Edge
  • Digital Drift- Last mile data network connectivity
  • Underground Line amplifier- solution for underground radio applications

Nextivity Solutions

RFI will be launching a range of solutions from Nextivity, including:

  • Cel-Fi Go Repeaters
  • The innovative Cel-Fi Quatra
  • Cel-Fi Remote Solution

Fibre and Wireless Telemetry

Whether it’s fibre cable or wireless telemetry, RFI can deliver the complete solution for telemetry and SCADA networks.

Pre-Conference Multicoupling Workshop- 20th November

Join RFI Chief Technology Officer Mark Mezzapica as he runs through a technical workshop on Multicoupling.

At the completion of the workshop, ARCIA will issue an attendance certificate that will recognise the individual’s participation in an ARCIA approved workshop and can value-add to their skill set and dresume.

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