Looking for something industrial to run our Augmented Reality client on?
Caterpillar - yes, they have a mobile phone brand - have released their S60 smartphone. Not only does it include a waterproof, rugged die-cast case that exceeds military requirements from drop and shock resistance, it's also got a built-in FLIR thermal imaging camera.
So not only can you scan markers, you can switch on your thermal imager to identify hot and cold spots where you don't already have temperature measurement equipment.
Optrix are now in their new home at Unit 10, 75 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Center.
For those who visited us previously, we are only 100m away from our previous address, upstairs from "Wild About Health" and on the opposite side of the Central Hotel.
Optrix will be moving in late December, re-locating across the road to Cygnet Ave. in Shellharbour City Center.
Our new office space features more distinct work areas and a more suitable conference room - an important addition when we are hosting ARDI training sessions.
Details of exactly where we are will be available when we move in the last week of December.
Our website has been extremely quiet over the last several months - it's not due to lack of caring, but because we've been working in secret on our newest software package.
But as we are getting close to a commercial release of the initial version of ARDI, we've revamped the site. You'll be seeing a lot more content and frequent updates on the site, as well as regular news features sent out via social media such as on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Optrix has finished work on the interactive video wall, demonstrating the Strata Worldwide PDS - an advanced anti-collision system for vehicles and pedestrians.
Collision avoidance technology like this is becoming widely adopted, and is a huge boost to health and safety in mines where it can be difficult to be aware of moving vehicles.
If you're attending AIMEX, feel free to drop past the Strata Worldwide booth (#214) to see their system in action. You'll see our virtual loader and watch as it responds to how close you are.