Making equipment evaluation easier


A company that manufactures and distributes medical imaging equipment has constructed a Customer Experience Centre in Melbourne. It includes a fully functioning operating theatre and enables hands-on experience of the latest versions of equipment and software.

FM streamlined for eight Victorian hospitals


With the help of its new online facility management system, Victoria’s largest not-for-profit private healthcare group, Epworth HealthCare, is to open two new hospitals without adding more facilities management staff, and will open a third hospital in Geelong in 2016.

More accurate inspections from safer distances

Fluke infrared camera

Manufacturer of professional electronic test tools, Fluke Corporation has released new infrared cameras with wireless connectivity, which the company suggests are ideal for maintenance, troubleshooting and HVAC/R technicians, electricians and facility managers who need to collaborate and share measurements with others on their team.

Energy saving program for Queensland business


From 1 July, businesses will be hit with an 11.5 to 14.3 percent increase on power bills due to the rise in regulated electricity tariffs. Queensland Watt Savers is a free energy efficiency program created to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and community organisations in south-east Queensland reduce their energy use.

Happy Birthday Barcode!


Forty years ago, a pack of Wrigley’s gum became the first item to be scanned and purchased using what is now used 5 billion times every day: the Universal Product Code barcode. Since then, barcode and scanning technologies have become an integral part of the entire supply chain industry, and have continued to evolve.

New anti-corrosion coating for fire sprinkers


Corrosion is a potentially major problem for all fire sprinkler systems, not only due to the risks it presents in performance reliability, but also in maintenance challenges. No one wants their sprinkler system offline.

Anti-slip plywood improves workplace safety


Timber specialist Big River has debuted Anti-Slip Plywood, a new plywood product featuring a highly slip resistant coating designed to protect against injury on both indoor and outdoor workplace platforms, ramps, walkways and floors.