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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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RFI MiniSystem Combiner Facilitates Critical Communication Coverage In A Large Corporate Campus

RFI MiniSystem Combiner Facilitates Critical Communication Coverage In A Large Corporate Campus

RFI has worked with partner Sheetal Wireless to supply and successfully deploy MiniSystem Combiners and antennas for a multi-site corporate campus in Pune, India.

The Challenge:

A Tier 1 IT services and consulting company in Pune, India with more than 30,000 employees across three campuses needed a reliable and stable radio system for security and staff communications. They were using a third-party wide-area subscriber network, however, because of the higher operational cost & specific coverage requirements, they decided to deploy a private radio system across their campuses.

The project timelines were quite tight. The customer needed a fast rollout with minimal implementation costs. The limited available rack space and close frequency assignments meant a traditional cavity combiner solution wasn’t suitable in this case. They required an innovative solution to combine the 2 base station repeaters with an expansion capability for up to 2 more base stations in future.

The Solution:

Our partner, Sheetal Wireless, took a consultative approach with this customer to offer the best solution for a secure and reliable radio system with minimal cost and operational impact. After thorough consideration, RFI was selected as the supplier of the combining system and antennas for the new radio communications system. Three sites were selected for the new IP linked DMR radio repeaters to provide coverage across all campuses.

The customer’s requirements for quick and easy roll-out, minimal cost and minimal rack space made RFI’s MiniSystem the ideal solution for RF Multicoupling at all those three sites. RFI’s MS1415-0405-SP 4 Channel VHF Minisystem with inbuilt Duplexer for Single Antenna operation was selected for this application. MiniSystem Combiner provides a very cost-effective solution with complete transmit and receive combining for 2 to 4 radio repeaters in a compact 19” rack mountable enclosure. The inbuilt adjustable Rx gain controller was ideal for optimizing the coverage requirements in one of the sites. This provided the customer with everything they needed for multicoupling in a single box that was mounted in the same rack as the radio repeaters. Transmit and receive filtering, transmit combining as well as received signal amplification and distribution are all included in the MiniSystem Combiner compact enclosure.

The Results:

These MiniSystems required minimal time to install on-site as they were delivered preconfigured by RFI and only required the technician to connect a few cables as per the user manual, the site was operational very quickly. This helped our partner to meet the strict project deadlines easily and finish the work under the budget. With the MiniSystems, the customer was able to achieve good coverage and uplink gain. The overall voice quality was also improved. The customer was totally satisfied with the support and documentation provided by RFI.

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

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Introducing the DSPbR® Edge with TRex

Introducing the DSPbR® Edge with TRex

In-Building UHF Repeater with Trunking Extender (TRex) for Critical Public Safety Communications

Extend your public safety radio network coverage indoors seamlessly, quickly and affordably

• Extend your existing public safety radio network coverage to critical indoor public areas

• Keep your public safety personnel connected and safe in indoor operations

• Compact and cost effective with minimal infrastructure requirements

The DSPbR® Edge with TRex

The DSPbR® Edge with TRex repeater is the newest member of the RFI rebroadcast product family. It provides a cost effective and flexible solution to enhance indoor public safety radio coverage, without compromising the network performance. Flexible deployment options and scalable configurations are available. The Edge requires minimal infrastructure and on going maintenance.

• Smashes the cost barriers for extending public safety radio networks indoors

• Minimises CAPEX and ongoing OPEX

• TRex enables simplified deployment with minimised intra-system isolation design requirements

• TRex provides excellent user experience offering smooth outdoor to indoor transition and rectified border zone coverage degradations

• Designed and manufactured in Australia

• TRex software patent pending

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Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement

RFI wishes to share you a short summary of our on-going efforts to manage the various impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as the situation continues to evolve globally.

Like many organisations, RF Industries Pty Ltd (RFI) has put additional precautions in place in response to the continued spread of Novel Coronavirus. We are being guided by Federal and State Health authorities and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and when necessary will act on recommendations by those bodies.

Our priorities are:

  • The health & safety of our staff, contractors and clients; and
  • The continued operation of our manufacturing facilities; and
  • The continued operation of our design, installation and services project sites.

Health & Safety

The Health and Safety of our staff is of highest importance during this period. As a result, we have enacted the following guidelines:

  • Travel obligations– If any of our staff have travelled overseas or been in close contact with the coronavirus, we have asked our staff to go through self-isolation or similar for a quarantine period of 14 days
  • Flu symptoms – If our staff have any cold or flu symptoms, we have asked them not to come to any RFI sites or attend meetings or events
  • External meetings – We are limiting external meetings and meetings on site at RFI premises with third parties.
  • International & domestic travel – We are reviewing all domestic travel requests on a case by case basis and have suspended all international travel.
  • Infection – If any of our staff becomes infected with coronavirus, we have enacted a process of immediate disclosure so that we can act to protect the health of our staff and those who interact with us.

 

If you are a contractor, supplier or client of RFI, we would ask that you also respect and consider these guidelines when interacting with our staff.

We will endeavour to continue to maintain our customer experience levels during this period and will be available for communications with our partners via digital channels including Email, web/video conferencing and teleconferencing.

Continued Operation & Supply Chain

RFI has been monitoring its impact on our supply chain with a view to ensure that we appropriately manage expectations of our valued customers & stakeholders.

We will always use our best endeavours to ensure you have the latest information as and when we know but recommend that RFI’s valued customers regularly check with their RFI Sales Representative as to the situation relating to the inventory part that you are interested in. Obviously, our Sales and Customer service staff will be in contact on a regular basis and we hope that the regular contact will alleviate some of the risk that comes with these supply chain delays.

Contact Us

If you have any specific enquiries in relation to RFI’s response, please email us at enquiry@rfi.com.au

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The Universal Hub has arrived | Available now |

Functional Meets Simple. The Universal Hub has arrived.

Designed in Australia by RFI’s advanced R&D team, the RFI Universal Hub is a unique and intelligent fusion of 4G capabilities with the advanced functionality of a modem/router, all encased in a durable & robust metal casing.

Complete with SCADA functionality capabilities, the Universal Hub can power simple to advanced IoT applications, enabling secure and two-way communications for remote monitoring, control, management and reporting. Designed for reliable field performance and functionalities, the Universal Hub allows solutions to deliver rapid, cost-effective deployment for any telemetry environments.

Endless Applications

Plus FREE 6 months of Maxconnect*

Our Maxconnect portal is a cloud-based IoT/M2M management portal which allows you to access, monitor and control 3G/4G devices securely.

With Maxconnect you can access real-time data from your devices, monitor their status and location. Utilize complete functionality by controlling your devices anywhere, anytime. This one-stop portal is an access point to manage your 4G assets securely and remotely.

*6 months free access to the Maxconnect portal with the purchase of any Universal Hub modem. At the conclusion of the 6 month free trial, annual fee for Maxconnect access is $12.00 ex GST per month or $120.00 ex GST if billed annually.

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RFI Partners with RedEarth Energy Storage- Introduces BlackMax All-in-one Solution

RFI is excited to partner with RedEarth Energy Storage, releasing the BlackMax range of DIY Small Off-Grid Energy Storage. The BlackMax is available now from RFI in 2 versions, providing reliable power for applications such as sheds, workshops, transportable units or small living structures.

What is the BlackMax?

Robust enough to power or charge up all the tools and bar fridge, yet lightweight enough to not impose on the backyard, RedEarth’s Shed System is perfect for use where its name suggests.

The BlackMax’s main advantages are its low cost and capabilities for DIY installation. It can be as simple as placing the system in the desired location, laying solar panels and connecting them to a power board.

What are the benefits?

The RedEarth BlackMax is an all-in-one integrated power standalone system- maximising solar power and harvesting & providing reliable power for applications such as sheds & workshops.

Each system includes:

4 or 8 kWh RedEarth Tropical lithium battery

Solar PV charger that charges the battery bank

An inverter to provide power to AC loads from the battery bank

An AC rectifier so that the battery can be charged from an AC input source and connection.

An advanced Digital Signal Processor (DSP) in the PCU controls the power flow

RFI’s Range

The BlackMax is available now from RFI in 2 versions, depending on your battery sizing requirements:

BlackMax 4kWh All-in-one Battery Storage System
(RE-BMAX-3.3-4.0)

Includes:
– 3.3 kW inverter with output of 2.5 kw max.
– 4.0 kWh nominal battery capacity

BlackMax 8kWh All-in-one Battery Storage System
(RE-BMAX-3.3-8.0)

Includes:
– 3.3 kW inverter with output of 2.5 kw max.
– 8.0 kWh nominal battery capacity

About RedEarth Energy Storage

RedEarth Energy Storage are Australian owned and operated with state-of-the-art products engineered and assembled on home soil. RedEarth are specialists in the field of energy storage, designing professional battery systems to improve sustainability, energy freedom and kerb appeal for homeowners, country and commercial clients in both on-grid and off-grid systems.

Have questions?

Contact the RFI team at the form below and we will talk you through the best solution to suit your application.

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VHF. UHF. Delivered in a Single Antenna.

RFI is excited to announce our innovative new CD30 Multi-band Antenna. This future-proof solution supports multi-band radio technology currently being rolled out in the latest Emergency Services radio systems.

The CD30 series has been designed and manufactured in Australia by our Advanced R&D and manufacturing teams.

Introducing the CD30

The CD30 Series dual band VHF/UHF antennas support multi-band radio technology to provide interoperability among emergency management and response personnel, regardless of the frequency band used. It provides outstanding coverage of VHF and UHF in an easy-to-install, no tune design.

Vehicle roof space savings

Modern emergency vehicles are also running out of space to install more antennas. The CD30 covers both VHF and UHF bands in one antenna.

Why Multi-band Technology?

Many emergency services utilize both VHF for regional coverage and UHF for urban coverage.
Previously they would have installed two radios (& hence two antennas), however today’s radio manufacturers now provide VHF and UHF capabilities in one radio.

A single radio also allows emergency services a way to exchange critical voice and data communications seamlessly with multiple agencies and jurisdictions operating on different radio bands.

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Introducing Next Generation DAS Antennas

Introducing Next Generation DAS Antennas

RFI is excited to introduce our Next Generation DAS and In-building Antennas. These are perfect for use in in-building or DAS networks including office-buildings, hospitals, shopping centres and stadiums.

RFI’s Low PIM DAS antennas offer a full feature set of low -153dBc PIM rating, excellent coverage and wide band functionality, covering all your 4G/LTE needs now, and into the future.

Low PIM

One of the underlying keys to best performing DAS and IBC networks is ensuring low PIM components are used, thereby guaranteeing lower noise and improved ratios. Our range utilise 4.3-10 connections required by telecommunications carriers to deliver the Low PIM rating of -153dBc.

By safeguarding your installation with Low PIM passive devices, your network is guaranteed to meet the ever-increasing demand for higher data rates and the ability to provide high quality streaming on mobile devices today and into the future.

Blends into Building Aesthetics

Our low profile designs offer up a pleasant aesthetic by blending into almost any environment,
with a minimal trade-off in performance.

The Complete Range

RFI offers a complete range of Panel and Omni-directional antennas, covering both Indoor & Outdoor applications. These can even be used as the donor site antenna for an In-building coverage system.

These antennas can be used in indoor or outdoor applications with IP67 rated SISO and MIMO options available (in both panel and omni-directional versions). View the complete range at our links below.

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Introducing next generation Growatt Inverters

Introducing next generation Growatt Inverters

RFI is excited to introduce the new Growatt MIN range to our inverter offering- with the 5KW version in stock now at RFI.

So why do we think this is a great offering for your customers? We outline the key reasons below.

Elegant yet Lightweight

This elegant solution is not only aesthetically pleasing for the homeowner but includes a touch key and OLED display for peace of mind.

 

Key technical features include:

  • Dual MPP Trackers
  • Free Upgrade to 10-year Warranty
  • Maximum efficiency 98.4%
  • Built-in DC Switch

Importantly, the new MIN series delivers this inverter in a lightweight package, weighing only 10 kg.

Our Range

This innovative new range is available NOW at RFI in the following versions:

The 5KW version is available now with the 6KW version arriving in the next few weeks.

A Trusted Brand

RFI has put together some quick facts on why you should consider the Growatt range. Some key facts include:

Downloads

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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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