Month: February 2024

ZettaScale and DefenceX Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance Communication Technologies in Defense and IoT

Feb 17, 2024 by Ross Newman

19 Feburary 2024 – ZettaScale, a leading provider of communication and data management solutions, announces a strategic partnership with DefenceX, a pioneer in defense technology innovation. This collaboration aims to drive advancements in communication technologies, particularly in defense, IoT, robotics, automotive, and mining applications across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

The partnership between ZettaScale and DefenceX brings together ZettaScale’s groundbreaking technologies, including Cyclone DDS and Zenoh, with DefenceX’s expertise in implementing complex defense systems such as the Australian Land Data Model (LDM) and ROS2 robotic applications. By leveraging each other’s strengths, the two companies aim to revolutionize how data is managed, shared, and utilized in critical applications.

Cyclone DDS, the fastest-growing open-source implementation of the Data Distribution Service standard, enables real-time, fault-tolerant communication essential for IoT and military applications. Zenoh, on the other hand, provides a unified protocol for managing data in motion, data at rest, and computations, offering unparalleled efficiency and scalability.

DefenceX’s detailed experience in utilizing DDS and Zenoh for advanced defense applications, coupled with ZettaScale’s cutting-edge technologies, positions the partnership to address the evolving needs of defense and related industries. Together, they will promote and support ZettaScale’s technologies in defense, IoT, robotics, automotive, and mining applications throughout the APAC region.

Ross Newman, Founder of DefenceX, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are excited to join forces with Zettascale to advance communication technologies in critical sectors. Together, we will deliver innovative solutions that empower organizations to communicate, compute, and store data efficiently and securely.”

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Ross Newman
Founder, DefenceX
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About ZettaScale: ZettaScale is committed to bringing unconstrained freedom to communicate, compute, and store data anywhere, at any scale, efficiently and securely. With a team of dedicated experts, ZettaScale delivers cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of organizations worldwide.

About DefenceX: DefenceX is a leading defense technology company dedicated to advancing innovation in autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies. With a focus on enhancing defense capabilities, DefenceX collaborates with industry partners to deliver impactful solutions.

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Zenoh Bridges gaps in Robotics applications

Feb 11, 2024 by Nic Gould

DefenceX personel recently met with key stakeholders in the Australian Army, to discuss the Generic Autonomous Robotic Systems Architecture, and demonstrate the application of a novel communications protocol for robotics applications. The ‘Zenoh’ protocol has recently been adopted by the Robot Operating System (ROS) as an approved middleware, allowing communication between different parts of the system. Zenoh offers pub/sub and storage/query protocols over local and distributed networks.

Existing middlewares such as Data Distribution Service (DDS) face limitations in certain applications such as swarming and remote command and control. Zenoh solves these issues, while still providing a fully compliant DDS bridge so existing DDS systems can be scaled to operate over the internet, satellite or radio.

During the demonstration, DefenceX operated a Turtlebot connected to office WiFi, over a private server in Sydney running Zenoh, controlled by a DDS command Centre running on the 5G mobile network.

This demonstrated the huge opportunity for the ADF to invest in scalable, remote robotics applications which can be deployed globally and operated locally. For more information on the freely available Zenoh protocol and how to employ it in your robotics applications reach out to DefenceX.

Find out more about Zenoh here and on YouTube here

For a demo and to find out more about how Zenoh can be deployed in saftey applications for ISO26262 in the autonomous and automotive space including Software Defined Vehicles (SDV) contact us of a demo.

DefenceX attending TAS Symposium 2024

Feb 11, 2024 by Ross Newman

Last week we were thrilled to announce our collaboration with RMIT University and CSIRO on Autonomous Naval Systems, propelling Australia’s defence forces into the future of innovation. Join us at the TAS (Trusted Autonomous Systems) Symposium as we showcase our cutting-edge developments and insights throughout 2024.

Founder Ross Newman shares his enthusiasm: “At DefenceX, we’re dedicated to pushing boundaries and advancing autonomous technologies. Collaborating with esteemed institutions like RMIT University, QUT, University of Southern Queensland and CSIRO underscores our commitment to innovation in the defence sector.”

In 2024, DefenceX is poised to introduce groundbreaking hardware, designed and built right here in Australia, providing reliable platforms for deploying bleeding-edge applications in the toughest environments.

Join us at the TAS Symposium to connect with like-minded professionals and explore the future of defence and beyond. Reach out on LinkedIn or secure your tickets via the link above. Together, let’s shape the future of autonomous capabilities.