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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:

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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.

Reserve your stock now

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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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

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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

  • 08Oct

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

    Read More →
  • 08Sep

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    Read More →
  • 26Aug

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

    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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