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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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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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Introducing the YBA Series

The YBA Range

RFI is excited to release the YBA series of antennas,  including 2 and 4-bay 18 element Yagi arrays, in horizontal or vertical arrangements.

These new antennas cover 803-854 MHz, suiting the new 800 MHz linking band, as well as Studio to transmitter (STL links).

The design of the YBA dual and quad array antennas provides a highly directional signal, ideally suited for point to point links, either in high and medium density regions, or for long-haul links in regional areas.

The antenna also includes internal cabling providing maximum resistance to bird attack.

Alodine finishing is used to provide excellent conductivity and ensuring good earthing, whilst the aluminium build and RG142 cabling provides excellent mitigation of intermodulation IM products.

Key Features

The new range features:

 

  • All welded construction for maximum and reliable performance

 

  • Narrow beamwidth & high front to back ratios effective in reducing interference

 

  • DC grounding on all elements for the ultimate in lightning protection and dissipation of static noise

 

  • All camps and bracing included

 

  • Complies with RALI spec for STL and TFFL applications in high and medium density areas

The Range

YBA-2H-818-8085

– 2 bay on single boom

– Horizontal polarisation

– 803-854MHz

– 19dBi gain

– 13° E plane beamwidth

– >24dB F/B (Front to Back ratio)

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YBA-2V-818-8085

– 2 bay on single boom

– Vertical polarisation

– 803-854MHz

– 19dBi gain

– 13° E plane beamwidth

– >24dB F/B (Front to Back ratio)

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YBA-4H-818-8085

– 4 bay

o 2 x 2 bay on single boom

– Horizontal polarisation

– 803-854MHz

– 22dBi gain

– 13° E plane Beamwidth

– >24dB F/B (Front to Back ratio)

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YBA-4V-818-8085

– 4 bay

o 2 x 2bay on single boom

– Vertical polarisation

– 803-854MHz

– 22dBi gain

– 13° E plane Beamwidth

– >24dB F/B (Front to Back ratio)

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Victron Battery Charger

Victron Battery Chargers

RFI now offer the full range of Victron European designed 12 Volt or 24 Volt Battery Charger including BlueSmart range with Bluetooth. Victron Energy’s products are built to the highest performance, efficiency & reliability standards and offer 5 year warranties on all their products.

Phoenix Battery Chargers

Adaptive 4-stage charge characteristic: bulk – absorption – float – storage. 2 x full rated outputs and 1 x 4 Amp output. Universal input 90-265V, 50/60Hz. The Phoenix charger features a microprocessor controlled adaptive battery management system that can be pre-set to suit different types of batteries. The adaptive feature will automatically optimise the charge process relative to the way the battery is being used.

The range spans 12V and 24V models from 16A through to 50A.

Centaur Chargers

The Centaur range of battery chargers features auto-ranging input covering 90-265VAC 50/60Hz input meaning they can be used anywhere in the world.

Crucially, and unlike many other products that state universal input, the Centaur range will maintain full output power within the entire specified range. Other features include fully automatic three stage charge characteristic that ensures batteries are fully charged every time and three isolated charge outputs for multi battery configurations to suit the majority of typical installations.

The range spans 12V and 24V models from 16A through to 100A.

Skylla I Chargers

The Skylla-i 24V (1+1) series offering 2 isolated outputs and a second output, limited to approximately 4 A and  with a slightly lower output voltage, is intended to top up a starter battery.

The Skylla-i 24 V (3) series offers 3 full current outputs to charge 3 battery banks. The Skylla-i (3) features 3 isolated outputs. All outputs can supply the full rated output current.

All Skylla’s include an aluminium epoxy powder coated cases with drip shield and stainless steel fixings withstand the rigors of an adverse environment: heat, humidity and salt air. Circuit boards are protected with an acrylic coating for maximum corrosion resistance.

The range spans 24V models from 80A to 100A.

Blue Smart IP22 Chargers

The Blue Smart IP22 Charger is the new professional battery charger with built-in Bluetooth. The Blue Smart IP22 Charger can be used on devices in your workshop and on motor vehicles, such as (classic) cars; motorbikes; boats and camper-vans.

The range spans 12V and 24V models from 8A to 30A.

Blue Smart IP67 Chargers

The Blue Smart IP67 Waterproof Charger is the new professional battery charger with built-in Bluetooth. The Blue Smart IP67 Waterproof Charger can be used on devices in your workshop and on motor vehicles, such as (classic) cars; motorbikes; boats and camper-vans.

The range spans 12V and 24V models from 5A to 25A.

Blue Smart IP65 Chargers

The Blue Smart IP65 Charger is the new professional battery charger with built-in Bluetooth. The Blue Smart IP65 Charger can be used on devices in your workshop and on motor vehicles, such as (classic) cars; motorbikes; boats and camper-vans.

The range spans 12V and 24V models from 4A to 15A.

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