Tuesday, August 16, 2022

TransPod debuts its industry-defining innovation to revolutionise transport

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TransPod, the startup that is building the ultra-high-speed ground transportation system (the TransPod Line) to redefine passenger and cargo transportation, unveiled the FluxJet, an industry-defining innovation that transforms the way we live, work, and travel. Based on groundbreaking innovations in propulsion and fossil-fuel-free clean energy systems, the FluxJet is a fully electric vehicle that is effectively a hybrid between an aircraft and a train.

BYD hits the Japanese passenger vehicle market with three EV models

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On July 21, 2022 BYD JAPAN Inc., a branch of BYD Company Limited in Japan, held a brand conference in Tokyo, marking BYD's official entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan. Three BYD models debuted at the conference - BYD ATTO 3, BYD DOLPHIN, and BYD SEAL.

Sophos casts Sophos X-Ops to help better defend against cyberattacks

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Sophos, a next-gen cybersecurity firm, announced Sophos X-Ops, a cross-operational unit linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and Sophos AI, three established teams of cybersecurity experts at Sophos, to help firms better defend against the increasingly complex cyberattacks. Sophos X-Ops leverages real-time and deeply researched threat intelligence from each group, which collaborate to deliver more innovative protection and response capabilities.

Manukau Institute of Technology switches to Rimini Street Support

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Rimini Street, Inc., a provider of enterprise software products and services, support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, announced that Manukau Institute of Technology Limited (MIT) has switched to Rimini Street for support of its Oracle applications. MIT’s switch enables MIT to continue using its stable Oracle software for more years into the future without any required upgrades – while receiving more robust support.

ABB announces intent to spin off its Accelleron Turbocharging Business

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Following a decision by its Board of Directors, ABB announced its intention to spin off Accelleron (formerly ABB Turbocharging), its turbocharging division, by way of a dividend in kind of Accelleron Industries Ltd’s shares to ABB’s shareholders. Accelleron’s listing on SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich is planned for October 3, and is subject to, among others, approval by ABB’s shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled for Sept 7, 2022.

Cloudian provides on-premises object storage on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

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Cloudian announced that its HyperStore object storage is validated to work with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. The combined solution gives Azure Stack HCI clients scalability and flexibility benefits of public cloud in a secure, cloud-native storage platform within their data centers.

Victoria University research features in 2022 World Cup offside technology

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Revolutionary new research developed for FIFA at Victoria University will ensure that all offside decisions made at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are accurate, quick, and clear. FIFA has aspired to harness the power of cutting-edge technology to improve professional football for decades, with electronic systems approved for goal-line technology some 10 years ago, and Video-Assisted Refereeing (VAR) a feature since the 2018 World Cup.

Marqeta to leverage modern card issuing to bolster transport for NSW

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Marqeta, the card issuing platform, announced an innovative transport partnership. Marqeta was named as the payment processor of choice for Opal Plus, the program for Transport for NSW (TfNSW), in partnership with Mastercard Prepaid Managed Services (MPMS). The NSW gov't is introducing Opal Plus, a Mobility as a Service app within the Opal system, which allows subscribers to plan, book and pay for a commuter experience from their phones.

Optus deploys its 5G network solutions in Melbourne Airport

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Optus Enterprise and Business announced the deployment of 5G network in Melbourne Airport, making the critical transport hub one of the first airports in Australia to offer Optus clients 5G mobile network throughout passenger terminals and in outdoor public areas. 

ARQ Group integrates MuleSoft’s solutions to increase productivity

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Salesforce announced that Australia’s digital services provider ARQ Group (ARQ) selected MuleSoft to deliver automation solutions across the firm, to increase productivity, efficiency, and flexibility Working with Media.Monks, ARQ developed a four-phased approach to build efficient automation to streamline invoices, optimize onboarding and offboarding process, automate data processing and support integration with Salesforce and ELMO software.