Projects - Industrial Automation & SCADA Radio Systems

STI Engineering has vast experience in the implementation of communications systems to support industrial automation, telemetry and wireless SCADA systems – ranging from simple remote pump-start applications to wide area networks for utility distribution.

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Low-Powered SCADA Unit

STI Engineering  has developed a low-powered Remote Irrigation Controller (RIC) in collaboration with Greenspan-MCE. The unit is built on the successful Piccolo platform, offering reliable communications in the 433 MHz license-free band.

The RFI-433 RIC was recently installed in an 80-site irrigation and pump start system in Emerald, QLD.

RFI-433 Radio Remote Irrigation Controller
Environmental Monitoring Systems

Environmental Monitoring Systems

In environmental monitoring systems it is often required to locate remote stations in rural and hard to reach areas. Such locations can prove difficult when providing for communications.

The STI Engineering VHF Crescendo has been used in environmental monitoring and warning systems where the difficult terrain required high performance, non line-of-site data SCADA radios.

Data Radio Modems for Environmental Monitoring Systems
Environmental Monitoring Systems

Radio Modems for PAPL Leased Line Replacement

As many Leased Line services, known as Permitted Attached Private Lines (PAPL) or Private Circuits, are being phased out by telecommunications companies users of these services are turning to alternative technologies for connecting their legacy services.

Private data radio is one technology being used to provide the same dedicated connection link with the same required timing and interface specifications.

PAPL Leased Line Replacement

Radio Modems for PAPL Leased Line Replacement

RFI Radios in Hollywood Blockbusters

STI Engineering radios have been used for more than 6 years in remote control stunt cars that star in Hollywood blockbusters. The radios have been used in big-ticket movies such as Mission Impossible 3, Iron Man and Terminator 3. 

RFI Data Radios in Blockbusters

RFI Radios in Hollywood Blockbusters

Wireless Last Mile Link

STI Engineering radios have been used in many applications to extend communications links past the coverage limits of public networks, in rural and mine site areas or in basements and multilevel car parks. The data radios are used as a last mile link where other communications are not feasible, are unreliable or are being phased out. In most cases the operation of then network does not need to change to accommodate the new wireless infrastructure.

Data Radios Last Mile Link

Wireless Last Mile Link

Remote Irrigation Network Expands

Micro Control Engineering has had great success with their remote controlled irrigation networks Australia wide. With the majority of the networks based on STI Engineering UHF radio modems, the systems allow for convenient optimising of water usage in commercial, industrial and government applications. 

Remote Irrigation Network Expands

Remote Irrigation Network Expands

V8 Supercar Telemetry

In Australia the V8 Supercars are fitted with sophisticated MoTeC monitoring and data acquisition systems. The systems provide streaming high-speed updates about the vehicles operating performance. Using the RF Innovations 900MHz radio modem racing teams can view the vehicle data in real time.     

Data Radios for V8 Supercar Application

V8 Supercar Telemetry

Automated Straddle System

The RFI-9256 radio modem is used as a part of the Patrick Terminal Automated Straddle System. The radio allows an operator using a single pendant remote control to make a dedicated connection via a standard Hayes protocol to any of the straddles operating in the yard. The operator can perform a manual straddle movement then release control to back to the automated system. 

Data Radio Modems for Automated Straddle Application

Automated Straddle System

Remote Irrigation Network

The Micro Control Engineering RAINMAN system incorporates an STI Engineering radio unit as an all-in-one solar powered monitoring and control station for commercial and industrial irrigation systems. The system gives the user control of thier irrigation systems at a central location allowing ultimate flexibility and full-time control of their water cycles.  

Data Radio Modems for Irrigation Application

Remote Irrigation Network

Security Access Control Systems

The RFI-9256 radio modem has been successfully utilised in security access control systems across a range of industries. The radio is particularly well suited for use in mobile and temporary access point applications, or as an alternative where cabling is either uneconomical or impractical. The radio is fully compatible with the softwares of industry leaders Siemens™, Honeywell™ and Tecom™.

Data Radios for Security Access Control

Security Access Control Systems

Remote Ethernet Connectivity

STI Engineering remote Ethernet solution has been successfully implemented in mining and geotechnical applications, providing long range Ethernet connectivity and allowing users to share files, access emails and connect to any industrial TCP/IP device. 

Remote Ethernet Connectivity with Ethernet Radios

Remote Ethernet Connectivity

Environmental Monitoring

There are a growing number of environmental and weather monitoring stations in use for industry to adhere to regulatory reporting requirements.

STI Engineering data radios have been successfully used in many environmental systems for long distance wireless communications between remote monitoring stations and a central processing system.

Data Radio for Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring