Pine Gap has been operational since its first satellite, Rhyolite 1 was launched on 19 June 1970. The facility has been instrumental in signals intelligence collection during the two Iraq wars, the Balkans conflicts, and Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent ?war on terror?. It?s presence in Australia has been a topic of debate for over 40 years.
Software is becoming increasingly pervasive in modern day living. We have been witnessing dramatic changes and improvements in our lives courtesy of software-based devices and systems.
The next disruptive trend arising from ICT technologies will be a societal phase transition as we move to a fully connected world in which a vast number of machines and devices distributed around the planet collect, store, process and exchange information to enhance our daily lives - The Internet of Things. It has been predicted that the number of such devices could be over 100 billion virtually ...
This Brisbane based event will provide a live video stream from the Charles Todd Oration in Sydney. A light sandwich lunch will be provided.
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) can be modulated at frequencies in the megahertz range for carrying high data rate signals up to 1Gbit/s. Known as Visible Light Communications (VLC), this technology can be used in association with radio frequency communications (eg. Wi-Fi or cellular networks) or as a means for data broadcasting. LEDs can also enable very accurate indoor positioning capabilities based on Visual Light Positioning (VLP) technology. This presentation ...
The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) South Australia & Northern Territory (SA&NT) Local Network is staging the 2014 IET Rex Johns Student Presentation Prize which is awarded to an individual for excellence in the presentation of his or her final year project.
The shape of the Coalition?s NBN is becoming clearer, but what will this mean to competition? The market is in a state of evolution bordering on revolution, with challenges for all players big and small. Much will depend on how they respond. The regulators can heavily influence the outcomes for both competition and consumers; but should regulation be limited to ensuring the NBN is not able to exercise its monopoly power? The trick will be to not stifle the competitive forces and technical advances sweeping our telecommunications and media industries.
This month's TelSoc lunchtime lecture follows the TelSoc AGM. It includes Gary McLaren and Bob James discussing the status of NBN today. Is it back on track, or could a yet another path emerge? The 3 major reviews of the NBN have now been delivered and provide much to discuss.
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