Category: Press Release

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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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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DefenceX Partners with RMIT University and CSIRO for Groundbreaking Research on Autonomous Vehicles Integration in Naval Operations

Jan 25, 2024 by Ross Newman

[Brisbane, 25 Janurary 2024] – DefenceX, a leading defense technology company, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with RMIT University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for the collaborative program, “Emerging Technologies for the Integration of Autonomous Vehicles into Networked Naval Operations.”

This innovative program will focus on research, testing, and evaluation to facilitate the seamless integration of crewed vessels with autonomous maritime and aerial vehicles. The goal is to address the current and future challenges faced by Australia’s navy, enhancing its operational capabilities through cutting-edge technology solutions.

Key Program Objectives:

  • Conduct comprehensive research to advance the integration of autonomous vehicles into networked naval operations.
  • Perform rigorous testing and evaluation to ensure the effectiveness and reliability of autonomous maritime and aerial vehicles.
  • Collaborate with industry and academic partners to harness diverse expertise and perspectives.
  • Provide valuable insights and solutions to enhance Australia’s naval capabilities in the face of evolving challenges.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Tech Graduates

In conjunction with this groundbreaking initiative, CSIRO is also launching the “Next Generation Graduates Program.” This cohort-based, industry-driven graduate training program is designed to equip students with entrepreneurial thinking and skill sets crucial for breakthrough innovation in AI and other emerging technologies.

Through the Next Generation Graduates Program, DefenceX aims to contribute to building a competitive and capable workforce. By providing placement oppertunities and fostering collaboration among students, researchers, and industry professionals, the program aims to drive the growth of the Australian Defence tech sector.

For more information on these initiatives and DefenceX’s commitment to advancing technology in defense, please visit our website

About DefenceX: DefenceX is a leading defense technology company committed to advancing innovation in autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies for enhanced defense capabilities.

Media Contact: Ross Newman, Founder

DefenceX Joins Nvidia Inception Program to Accelerate AI Innovations

Oct 14, 2023 by Ross Newman

BRISBANE, 14th October 2023 – DefenceX, a leading pioneer in the development of cutting-edge embedded systems for the modern battlefield, is excited to announce its participation in the Nvidia Inception Program, a startup accelerator dedicated to supporting emerging AI companies.

With a mission to revolutionize the battlespace through AI technology, DefenceX specializes in creating innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate with autonomous systems, enhancing situational awareness and operational effectiveness for military forces and security organizations. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology has led them to develop intelligent, interconnected systems that empower the modern battlefield with confidence.

Through its collaboration with the Nvidia Inception Program, DefenceX aims to further advance its AI-driven solutions, allowing them to provide even more robust and cutting-edge technology to their clients. The program offers resources, expertise, and networking opportunities that will enable DefenceX to accelerate its development and bring their solutions to market faster.

DefenceX’s Founder Ross Newman stated, “Joining the Nvidia Inception Program is a significant milestone for us. It will not only help us accelerate the development of our AI technologies but also expand our network and access valuable resources to drive our mission of enhancing the capabilities of military and security organizations.”

DefenceX’s innovative approach and dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology align perfectly with the Nvidia Inception Program’s goals. The program supports early-stage startups in the AI industry by providing them with the tools and expertise needed to thrive in a competitive market.

About DefenceX:
DefenceX is a forward-thinking company that specializes in creating cutting-edge embedded systems designed to bring the next generation of artificial intelligence to the battlefield. They focus on seamlessly connecting autonomous systems, bridging the gap between humans in the loop and remote sensors deployed in various environments. DefenceX is dedicated to enhancing situational awareness and operational effectiveness for its clients, including military forces, security organizations, and more.

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VivoeX: Dropping the ‘Lite’ and Lighting Up Military Vehicle Software Development!

May 6, 2023 by Ross Newman

We are excited to announce that we are renaming our C4ISR toolkit from Vivoe Lite to VivoeX. This updated edition offers a more complete solution for developing C4ISR applications implementing the Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA). Our updated Software Development Kit (SDK) is available under open source licensing and now comes with additional features to support media streaming (with MediaX) and cross-platform HMI renderer for developing military vehicle software for multiple roles on a vehicle.

Our commercially supported edition, VivoeX Pro (out later this year), is designed to provide even more robust support for Land Data Model (LDM) services developed as part of the Land Open Combat Architecture (LOCA). With this edition, you’ll also get access to tooling and AI modules (with SituationX) for rapid development of in-vehicle and soldier-worn applications.

The renaming of our C4ISR toolkit from Vivoe Lite to VivoeX reflects the evolution of the tool’s capabilities, making it even more powerful and flexible than before. VivoeX Pro will offer a complete solution for developing C4ISR applications, including GVA support, media streaming with MediaX, cross-platform HMI renderer, and LDM services developed as part of LOCA.

We believe that open source licensing will help drive innovation and collaboration among developers in the military vehicle software space. The new features of VivoeX, along with the existing capabilities, will enable developers to create cutting-edge applications with ease.

“VivoeX Pro is our flagship product, designed to provide developers with the necessary tools and modules for rapid development of in-vehicle, autonomous and soldier-worn applications. The inclusion of Land Data Model (LDM) services developed as part of the Land Open Combat Architecture (LOCA) is a crucial aspect of VivoeX Pro. With these services, developers can create applications tailored for land-based operations, ensuring our military personnel have the right tools for their missions.” – Ross Newman, Founder of DefenceX.

Overall, we are excited about the new capabilities that VivoeX offers. The renaming of our toolkit reflects our commitment to continuously improving our software and supporting developers in the military vehicle software space. We believe that VivoeX will enable developers to create innovative and powerful C4ISR applications, providing military personnel with the tools they need to carry out their missions effectively.

DefenceX supports PRM Engineering

Apr 17, 2023 by Ross Newman

DefenceX to provide consultancy and engineering resources for upgraded Sentinel Vision Vision A.I. Human Recognition & Warning System

PRM Engineering, a leading provider of industrial machinery safety systems, has announced that it has partnered with DefenceX, a renowned defence technology company, to upgrade its Sentinel Vision AI enabled Pedestrian Recognition & Warning System. The upgraded system will feature enhanced reliability, increased vigilance and better object collision avoidance than a human spotter.

The Sentinel Vision AI system, which can be retrofitted to any machine, is capable of monitoring hazardous zones for pedestrian detection and object collision avoidance. The system features pre-warning and audible alarms that provide the operator and pedestrian with an opportunity to take action, either by stopping the machine or moving away safely. Additionally, the system has an optional Motion Stop integration that allows machine control if the operator or pedestrian fails to stop or move away safely.

Customers have reported superior detection distance, low light performance, ruggedness and reliability of detection compared to older technologies. Furthermore, the detection zones are fully configurable to any shape by width and distance, and larger machines can utilize more cameras for rear blind spot detection.

“PRM Engineering is excited to partner with DefenceX to upgrade our Sentinel Vision AI enabled Pedestrian Recognition & Warning System,” said a PRM Engineering spokesperson Avril Davis. “The collaboration will ensure that our system continues to offer cutting-edge technology to our customers. We look forward to working with DefenceX to provide our customers with the best possible solutions for their needs.”

DefenceX is equally thrilled about the partnership with PRM Engineering, stating that they are looking forward to providing consultancy and engineering resources for the upgraded system. The new system will undoubtedly improve pedestrian safety in hazardous zones, and the optional Motion Stop integration will further enhance machine control and safety.

About PRM Engineering Services

PRM Engineering Services are passionate about safety and with a long-standing heritage of safety system design and installation since 2002, PRM Engineering Services benefits from a total understanding of the earthmoving industry and the interfacing of systems for the OEM. We are consulted by and partner with, Government and Tier one Industry Leaders, to find solutions to ever-evolving machinery and people-interfacing capabilities. The company offers customized solutions that are designed to meet the unique needs of each client.

About DefenceX

DefenceX is a defence technology company that provides consultancy, software and engineering services to clients in the defence, security and aerospace industries. The company’s expertise includes C4ISR, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and unmanned systems.