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(Tuesday, January 9th, 2024)

Las Vegas, NV: 08 January 2024

AVI technology hits the racetrack as the new IAC AV-24 Autonomous Indy Car was unveiled today at CES 2024 in Las Vegas.

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), the global innovator in high-speed autonomy, today announced at CES®2024 the launch of its Next Gen Autonomous Vehicle Platform, the IAC AV-24. This cutting-edge platform represents a significant leap forward in autonomous hardware and software technology, propelling the performance of the world’s fastest autonomous racecars to new heights. The IAC AV-24 platform and related simulation tools will accelerate the development of AI Drivers capable of operating vehicles safely at speeds greater than 190 mph.

The IAC engineering team has collaborated with leading autonomous hardware and software providers to develop this state-of-the-art robotics system.

After three years and more than 7,000 miles of high-speed racing, the IAC and its industry partners have evolved the robot inside the IAC AV-24 to become smarter and more capable, providing the world’s fastest autonomous racecar with increased functionality that will enable AI Drivers to reach new levels of performance. Moreover, the robot is now vehicle chassis agnostic, capable of operating in multiple vehicle platforms, further expanding its versatility.

“More than three years ago the IAC took on the challenge of proving that autonomous vehicles could race head-to-head at high speeds,” said Paul Mitchell, president, Indy Autonomous Challenge. “After setting every autonomous racing speed record with the AV-21, our University Teams AI Drivers have found the limits of that system. Our next generation robot, the IAC AV-24, will unleash the full potential of AI Drivers to push limits that have not been attempted by man or machine with the goal of developing technology that can save lives and offer new high-speed mobility options.”

Looking ahead, the IAC announced its current schedule for 2024, which includes a return to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 6, 2024. IAC will again partner with the Milan Monza Motor Show (MIMO) and return to the Monza F1 Circuit in Italy. Building on the success of bringing six autonomous racecars to MIMO in 2023 for a time trial competition, the IAC will return to the legendary Monza F1 Circuit, the oldest racing circuit in Europe, to push the boundaries of head-to-head autonomous racing in 2024.

For more information, head to the Indy Autonomous Challenge website: https://www.indyautonomouschallenge.com

To read the full release, click here

(Thursday, November 16th, 2023)

AVI dominated at the 35th Annual 2023 Western Australian Export Awards, taking home the WIN for the Western Australian Exporter of the Year for the second year running.

In addition to this prestigious accolade, AVI were announced the winners of the Advanced Technologies category for the State for the THIRD consecutive year.

This translates to AVI’s eligibility as a Finalist in this category at the National Australian Export Awards to be held in Canberra later in November this year.

AVI is proudly Australian.

Managing Director and Founding Owner, Tony Routledge has been at the helm of AVI for 35 years, continuing to develop a strong capability for Australia in the area of specialised Communications systems and technologies.

AVI’s International Marketing strategy saw strong export sales figures recorded in FY2021/22 with 48% of all sales being exports, however in the following period FY2022/23, AVI has experienced a further increase in export sales of 90%.

This is testament to AVI’s long term reinvestment strategy, continuing to develop a world-class Australian industrial capability to offer to a global market.

 

(Thursday, November 16th, 2023)

AVI is working with SKAO to reveal the secrets of the Universe, as part of the SKA-Low telescope in Western Australia, on Wajarri Country.

AVI will manufacture more than 7,300 SMART boxes to power the 131,072 antennas that make up the telescope.

10 September 16:00 EDT (New York), 21:00 BST (London) / 11September 04:00 AWST (Perth), 06:00 AEST (Sydney)

ICRAR engineers have designed ‘radio-quiet’ electronics to power the world’s largest radio telescope.
A team of researchers, engineers and technicians has developed a ‘SMART box’ to power the world’s largest radio telescope.
The Power and Signal Distribution (PaSD) SMART boxes (Small Modular Aggregation RFoF Trunk) are an essential component of the Square Kilometre Array Low frequency (SKA-Low) telescope, currently under construction at Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, in Western Australia.
The SMART boxes provide electrical power to the SKA-Low telescope’s 131,072 antennas and collect signals received from the sky to go off-site for processing.
The Engineering & Operations team at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) designed and built the first set of 24 SMART boxes, which were 10 years in the making.
Tom Booler, Program Lead for Engineering and Operations at ICRAR, said they are the only electrical devices that must be placed among the antennas, creating a challenge for this sensitive equipment.
“The SKA-Low telescope will receive exquisitely faint signals that have travelled across the Universe for billions of years,” he said.
“To detect them, the SKA-Low telescope is being built in a pristine radio quiet zone far from the interference created by modern technology.
“It’s so radio quiet at the observatory site that the biggest potential source of interference is the electronics like ours, due to the proximity to the antennas. That meant our project had to meet the strictest radio emission requirements across the entire Australian SKA site.”
The team had to source special ‘radio quiet’ parts that emit minimal interference, replacing the more ‘noisy’ ones. The parts were then wrapped in a specially designed case to prevent any stray radio waves from escaping.
The boxes were tested at a dedicated electromagnetic test facility in South Africa, where they passed with flying colours.
“The ‘radio quiet’ results that the ICRAR-designed SMART boxes achieved were to the highest standards in radio astronomy. A mobile phone on the surface of the moon would cause more interference to the antennas than the SMART boxes that sit among them,” Mr Booler said.
A contract to build up to 12,000 SMART boxes for the entire fit-out of the SKA-Low telescope was recently awarded to Perth-based company AVI after a competitive tender process. This is the biggest contract in Australia for SKA construction, outside infrastructure and software, realising the benefits intended from the Australian Government’s investment into SKA pre-construction activities over the past decade.
Mr Booler said he was pleased to see that the SMART boxes would be built in Western Australia, a promising indication of Australia’s sovereign capability in the space industry, and one that could be leveraged into the future.
AVI Managing Director, Tony Routledge said the company was proud to be involved.

“Being part of the SKA project is an incredible opportunity for AVI to contribute what we have learnt over our thirty-five years of delivering hardened electronic systems to the defence, security and mining sectors. Harsh environments are our specialty. Extreme temperatures, ingress protection and the low noise requirements, coupled with the remoteness of this location offer more opportunities to learn and evolve” he said.
“I think we are all eager to be a part of what findings may eventually be revealed by the radio telescope.”

Please see full PDF Media Release here

(Friday, March 3rd, 2023)

AVI is a proudly Australian owned and operated company employing over 100 specialist staff across a number of diversified departments.

If you are looking to join a dynamic team in the areas of Engineering; Executive Management; Sales; Manufacturing or Support, AVI employment opportunities will be listed here.

If you don’t see any relevant positions available at this time, please forward through your credentials to careers@avi.com.au and we will contact you should a suitable position become available.

 

 

(Thursday, November 3rd, 2022)

AVI recently received a double win at the Export Council of Australia WA Export Awards, announced as ‘ WA Exporter of the Year’ and winner of the ‘Advanced Technologies’ category.

AVI’s high assurance hardware and software communications technologies have facilitated a global shift within the mining industry towards autonomous systems.

These same technologies are applicable to the digitisation of Army as soldiers adopt network-centric systems and operations become more data reliant.

AVI takes pride in being ‘truly sovereign’ with a complete in-house supply chain, from conceptual design to delivery.

All products are vigorously tested in the new AVI purpose-built testing facilities, ensuring optimal performance in zero-fail environments.

AVI has now advanced as a Finalist in the Austrade 60th Australian Export Awards to be held in Canberra later in the year.

(Friday, September 27th, 2019)

AVI has been awarded the title of WA Defence Exporter at the Export Council of Australia ‘2019 WA Industry and Export Awards’.

A 30-year history and Australian Sovereign capability has positioned AVI to deliver highly specialised communications devices to soldiers and systems in the world’s most demanding zero-fail environments.

AVI delivers capability to specialised defence force elements, manned and unmanned vehicles, as well as intra-soldier and headquarter data traffic management, with an increased client focus on communications and network reliability, data security and autonomous vehicle systems,

AVI is a preferred employer for Australian Army Veterans. We value and promote the transference of specialist leadership skill sets from Army to a corporate environment. Our Defence solutions are designed and developed for soldiers, by soldiers.

AVI is Defence Industry Security Program Accredited and is an ADF Defence Recognised Supplier.

(Thursday, October 25th, 2018)

AVI is bringing its unique and comprehensive training methods online. Over the next few months expect some significant changes on the avi.training portal.

AVI is growing its ability to support the users of our equipment by providing up to date information and best practice experience to our clients.

We will be making available all training presentations for our range of products, so that you can refresh your knowledge on those important aspects of the AVI UE that you don’t often use (but you should probably know). Or maybe you have changed worksites and there is a different suite of AVI equipment, the training portal will have the relevant information available for you.

avi.training will host the latest manuals and changelogs so you can access current information regarding your equipment and see what is coming up in our firmware updates. Firmware and default configurations for your company or specific site will be available for download to assist you onsite.

Our series of short videos will guide you through individual activities for our product and software range. These include fault identification, UE configuration or the handy command line.

Make sure that you pass your details to our training team on the completion of your course so we can provide you with access to our site. Alternatively, to register your company or book in for onsite training at your premises, contact AVI.

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