Cyber-resilient, enterprise grade sensors, controllers and gateways for industry and critical infrastructure
PROTECT YOUR CYBER-PHYSICAL ASSETS, DATA AND CUSTOMERS
Kortek manufactures sensors, controllers and gateways for building cloud connected systems where security and reliability are paramount. Our industrially hardened endpoints deliver the cyber-resilience, interoperability and transparency utilities, governments and industrials need to securely collect and action data in smart city, water, energy, agriculture, transport, waste, mining and industrial applications.
WHEN SECURITY AND RELIABILITY MATTER
Cloud applications offer revolutionary new ways for business to collapse cost and enhance productivity. Unfortunately greater connectivity also increases the exposure of assets, data and customers to cyberattack. This is particularly troublesome for critical infrastructure where cybercriminals, hackers and nation-states are becoming more sophisticated in their efforts to infiltrate operational networks.
Secure and Interoperable by Design
Kortek's endpoints combine the best aspects of SCADA and IoT to give customers complete visibility and control over their cyber-physical systems. Our highly agile technology is not locked to any specific cloud or intermediary clearinghouse. With a fully programmable architecture, customers can deeply integrate any of our products directly into their own preferred platforms with the ability to structure redundancy, recovery, security, communications protocols and edge logic across applications at will.
Robust Industrial Controls
Kortek has leveraged its unique experience in industrial control systems and M2M communications to create robust hardware with leading cyber-resilience and industrial reliability - allowing our products to operate autonomously and recover in anomalous situations. Our range of endpoints provide security, connectivity, automation, metric and computing capabilities well beyond other digital or electro-mechanical solutions, protecting the capital our customers invest in their operational technologies.
Cloud Agnostic Communications
Kortek's hardware is cloud agnostic for unparalleled configurability and redundancy. Customers can integrate Kortek endpoints into their chosen applications with the ability to pivot into new platforms through our programmable anyCLOUD® operating system. Administrators have complete control over protocols and can seamlessly manage their own communication stacks at a hardware level. This not only provides an innovative new mechanism for connecting to cloud platforms, it also lets customers create their own independent hooks for other Business Management Systems and corporate apps.
Distributed Energy Resource monitoring and control
Sensor data acquisition and real-time processing
Energy and water metering and sub-metering
Appliance automation, monitoring and protection
SCADA device gateway and cloud integration
Commercial / industrial process control
Demand response and peak load smoothing
Indoor and outdoor public and common area lighting
Motor, compressor and pump monitoring and control
Shutter, blind and gate control
INDUSTRIAL SWITCHING AND MONITORING
Kortek's products can quickly and easily turn equipment into intelligent connected assets by cost effectively replacing a number of expensive and disparate legacy measurement, control and communication devices. Appliances can natively exchange actionable information with smart devices, apps, business software and the cloud. Kortek’s solutions significantly reduce the cost and complexity of connecting assets, making it substantially more viable to track and control equipment across a larger range of applications.
ENERGY MARKET DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES
Kortek’s products can be used to securely orchestrate domestic solar PV, batteries and electric vehicles as part of a connected and responsive grid. Our technologies can enable appliance level orchestration that unlocks various commercial and competitive business opportunities across multiple stakeholders. Kortek’s technologies can also be used to demand response enable a broad range of common appliances such as HVAC, hot water systems and pumps, accurately measuring instantaneous power in real-time to selectively manage load as an integral part of any demand response network.
WATER UTILITY ASSET MANAGEMENT
Kortek’s endpoint technology allows water utilities to securely capture an operational fingerprint and accurately track variations in sensor values, helping service teams identify trending or real-time issues. Greater visibility over the reticulation system can enhance labour efficiency by reducing ongoing operational costs through the dynamic allocation of human resources based on need rather than relying on periodic inspections.
Additional revenue can be realized by more efficiently monitoring and shaping the power consumed by individual assets. Utilities can track, measure and automate operations given the time of day and prevailing weather conditions, managing energy intensive tasks in relation to peak renewable generation, a demand response signal or power purchase agreement.
Kortek's architecture allows stakeholders to program logic inside an endpoint and run it in real-time, providing cost effective supervisory control and data acquisition with unrivaled communications diversity. Applications include process automation based on pressure, water quality, flow rate, level, smart metering and/or specific equipment parameters across trunk and reticulation systems.
Kortek's management has over 45 years experience in creating disruptive solutions for major global brands and a proven history in the development and mass production of complex electronics in industrial, commercial, enterprise, banking, military and consumer markets. We have an expansive international network of partners and closely collaborate with some of the world's most innovative semiconductor and technology companies.
Kortek Industries Pty Ltd
Phone: 07-3846-6622 | +61-7-3846-6622
Fax: 07-3846-6733 | +61-7-3846-6733
Mail: PO Box 3951
South Brisbane BC
QLD 4101 Australia
13 February 2020
Australian Industrial Internet of Things company, Kortek Industries, welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon. Karen Andrews, that it has received a major grant to complete a cyber-secure device platform for monitoring and controlling critical infrastructure.
Kortek's world first technology will be used to manufacture cyber-resilient endpoints that provide complete visibility and control over a connected system. Customers in energy, water, gas, industrial and other critical infrastructure can seamlessly and securely integrate Kortek devices into their chosen ecosystems using the company's patent pending anyCLOUD™ operating system.
Led by Managing Director, Chief Engineer and 45 year industry veteran Barrie Davis, the Kortek team has developed its technology entirely in Australia and has a long history of creating notable solutions for global companies including Sony, Raytheon and Siemens:
"Kortek's technology is a game changer. It will significantly transform the way in which essential infrastructure is secured and operated in the IoT age. AustCyber's support is an endorsement of Kortek's technology and Australian cyber innovation. It's an exciting step that will fast-track development and unlock the full potential of safer, more stable and highly efficient connected infrastructure that benefits all Australians." Mr Davis said.
Supported from an early stage by energy industry visionary Trevor St Baker and undertaken in collaboration with Telstra, Australia's sovereign telecommunications carrier, Kortek will manufacture measurement, control and gateway devices in Australia with its project partner IntelliDesign, a Queensland based manufacturer that credits companies such as Boeing and Northrop Grumman amongst its valued customers.
For more information contact:
Executive Director - Projects