Industry Leaders – Successful Endeavours

Industry Leaders

Industry Leaders is a segment produced by Annex Media for Foxtel and airs nationally. It showcases businesses that demonstrate leadership within their segment of the Australian economy.

Annex Media
Annex Media

Early this year Successful Endeavours were selected for a 5 minute segment and the team from Annex Media spent the day at our office in Narre Warren videoing, recording and having fun with the lighting.

Annex Media at Successful Endeavours
Annex Media at Successful Endeavours

Now that it has aired we are able to also use it so here is the video. It runs for 5 minutes and they kept most of what I wanted to convey so we are very happy with it.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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Casey Cardinia Business Awards Finalists 2019

Casey Cardinia Business Awards Finalists 2019

Another year goes by and we are again finalists for the Casey Cardinia Business Awards in 2019 in the following categories:

  • Business and Professional Services
  • Manufacturer of the Year
Successful Endeavours 2019 Casey Cardinia Business Awards Finalists
Successful Endeavours 2019 Casey Cardinia Business Awards Finalists

We were pleased to have received out finalist certificates from the Mayors of both the City of Casey and the Shire of Cardinia.

There were lots of other finalists announced and we wish them all the best at the gala awards dinner in October 2019. We are especially pleased to see Caroline Ward of Ki Creative also selected as a finalist in 2 categories. Caroline is responsible for all our business visual communications and comes highly recommended by us.

Successful Endeavours and Ki Creative 2019 awards finalists
Successful Endeavours and Ki Creative 2019 awards finalists

This year saw many more entries than there were finalist positions for and so the judging was particularly difficult. The full list of finalists is shown below.

Finalists 2019

Business and Professional Services

Health, Education and Well-being

  • HealthMint
  • Beaconsfield Dental
  • GLOW Clinic

Home-based Business

  • Tour Local
  • Panku
  • The Auslan Company

Hospitality

  • Aura Dandenong
  • Latte Cartelle Coffee Drive Thru
  • Chelles Soulfoods

Manufacturing

  • Successful Endeavours
  • Butt Naked Body

New Business

  • GLOW Clinic
  • Your Body Hub
  • Ki Creative

Retail

  • New York Barbers
  • Bakers Delight Casey Central
  • Latte Cartelle Coffee Drive Thru

Social Enterprise

  • Waverley Industries
  • Blairlogie Living & Learning Inc.
  • Casey Basketball Association

Tourism and Travel

  • Gumbuya World
  • Atura Dandenong
  • Safir Tours

Trades and Construction

  • Spencer Group Engineering
  • Elite Building Services (Vic)
  • Insight Construction Group

Business is stronger than ever

Given the applicants for the awards and the difficult time the judges had deciding on finalists there is no doubt that business is going stronger than ever. Which is good for the economy as a whole and for the future.

Business Awards Finalists 2019
Business Awards Finalists 2019

All our best to all the finalists and we are looking forward to the awards gala dinner in October. You can read more at Businesses vie for awards.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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IoT Impact 2019

IoT Impact is on again this year and it promises to be bigger and better than last year. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney from October 15-16.

IoT Impact
IoT Impact Australia

We will be exhibiting and also entering the IoT Impact Awards again. We received the 2018 IoT Innovation Award for the IND Technology EVFD early fault detection technology for preventing bush fires due to maintenance issues in rural power distribution.

EVFD Wood pole installation
EVFD Wood pole installation

IoT Impact is run by the IoT Alliance of Australia ( IoTAA ) which is an industry body dedicated to serious and sensible adoption of IoT technology in Australia.

IoT Alliance Australia
IoT Alliance Australia

You buy tickets to everything, just selected workshops and the cocktail event that is where the IoT Impact Awards are presented. This is an event that is not to be missed if you are already serious about IoT investment, or want to understand IoT better in order to be able to invest. A recent statistic I heard in one of the IoTAA working groups we contribute to is that a survey of IoT adopters showed that 95% already had a positive ROI from their IoT deployments so far.

I look forward to being there and to meeting you if you come to the exhibits which are open to the public as well as delegates.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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IoT in 2019

IoT Today

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is continuing to grow. And even more rapidly as than predicted in 2016. See Internet of Things drives Economic Growth.

Some recent studies show we are headed for 25 billion connected devices in 2020 with 127 devices a second being connected. The big growth sectors are healthcare, smart cities, logistics and enterprise in general.

The following IoT infographic shows how this is progressing.

IoT Statistics 2019
IoT Statistics 2019

So that is quite a bit to take in. As usual, growth is coming from real value propositions that have a compelling business case rather than just trying things to see what happens. The big statistic that stood out to me, is that 94% of businesses had already seen a return on their IoT investments. Our clients investing in custom IoT appliances are certainly seeing that.

An example of the smart cities growth opportunities is in environmental monitoring covering air quality, sound, micro-climate and occupancy. The arcHUB example below can do all of that today and is independently solar powered and self contained. An article on Making Smart Cities Even Smarter shows examples of it in use. And this is just one small example.

arcHUB trial at Fitzroy Gardens
arcHUB trial at Fitzroy Gardens

Thanks again to Karthik Reddy and the team at Safe At Last for bringing this to my attention. You can read more at 80 IoT Statistics.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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Glass Battery Improves Over Time

Glass Battery Construction

A big issue with batteries is that they deteriorate. So loss of battery capacity over time is generally accepted. When there are claims that a battery can improve its capacity over time, there is a great deal of skepticism.

The claims come from a laboratory that belongs to one of the most celebrated battery pioneers today, and one of the inventors of the Lithium-Ion Battery itself, John Goodenough.

John Goodenough
John Goodenough

The glass part comes in, because the electrolyte is based on a glass powder that forms a ferroelectric fluid. So the glass powder based fluid physically realigns with each charge and discharge cycle, and even improve in alignment over time, which is how the battery gets better. Each cycle it optimises itself a little more.

Glass Battery Prototype
Glass Battery Prototype

Glass Battery Properties

The improvement in battery capacity was measured over 300 charge / discharge cycles. Which is the normal life of a conventional Lithium-Ion Battery.

Lithium Ion Cycles vs Battery Capacity
Lithium Ion Cycles vs Battery Capacity

The graph above shows that capacity reduces with the number charge / discharge cycles and the rate of discharge. So better life for gentler discharge. Not shown here is that the depth of discharge also matters so not fully depleting the battery as in the tests above also helps.

The other big factor is that not only does the capacity improve over time, but the projected number of charge / discharge cycles is more the 20,000. So that is also a huge game changer. This opens up lots of applications within:

Articles are still being published and there are some still under peer review so you can expect to hear more about this in the future. The articles getting through the per review process means there is credible science and experimental results to back up the claims.

You can read the initial article that got my attention at A Glass Battery That Keeps Getting Better.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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