OPS Australia utilise these Capabilities.
Programme Management: The ability to manage a large programme of work involving a large number of products. Includes effectively engaging with a consumer based steering committee to identify product feedback and needs based priorities. And to use the steering committee output to guide the product development and delivery activities.
Solution Design: Includes the ability to design solutions for Outback and rural environments. These solutions needs to operate in harsh environments and in remote locations. The design aspects include the capabilities listed in this document. The ability to develop a technical solution architecture and the reference all solution designs against this architecture.
Distributed Team Management: The ability for the OPS team to effectively operate while working in distributed locations. This includes the ability to manage work tasks, communicate, resolve technical issues, share knowledge and maintain the positive team culture.
Solution Validation: The ability to rigorously validate solution functionality. This includes new functionality resulting from development activities and also the ability to validate the functionality of products owned by end consumers. This includes traceability of testing to product requirements and effective defect management.
Distributed Solution Support: The ability to effectively support a large installed base of remote products. This includes remote monitoring, configuration management, distribution of updates and the recall of defective products.
Solution Security: The ability to ensure solution designs address security risks. The ongoing awareness and monitoring of the occurrence of these security risks.
Data Solution Design: The ability to design effective data solutions given the OPS solution architecture. Typically the data from the remote distributed edge devices will be transferred via the communication network and be retained in the central Cloud based environment. The data solution design needs to ensure rigorous integrity of the data as well as addressing any data quality issues.
Enclosure and Mounting: The design, development of suitable product enclosures and mountings to allow the products to operate in remote and rugged environments. The products typically include solar and battery power solutions.
Sensors: The ability to select sensors appropriate to the specific needs of the solution. The sensors need to effectively integrate into the overall solution. It is important that the sensors operate reliably in the harsh environments. The sensors typically cover various measurement needs.
Signal Processing: The ability to develop advanced processing algorithms to meet the needs of specific solution requirements. These algorithms can be implemented in either software and or hardware and typically designed to identify and detect objects and features within noisy changing environments.
Software: The design and development of software on remote “edge” computing devices, on portable computing devices and within Cloud based environments. The software development capability allows the developers to effectively function anywhere globally where there is internet connectivity. Software development is to current industry standards allowing for strict version control and rigorous quality management. Includes software application development.
Electronic Hardware: The ability to select, purchase and incorporate commercial electronic hardware components into solutions. Additionally the ability to design and develop custom electronic hardware components. Includes the ability to manufacture OPS designed electric hardware components. All electronic hardware is managed using industry standard quality assurance procedures that control management of identified defects and continuous improvement.
Communications: The ability to design and develop communication solutions suitable for remote and outback environments. Various design approaches are applied depending on the data transfer and solution requirements. The capability includes antenna design and the validation of communications solutions in remote conditions.
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): The ability to design custom 3D parts within design software and the ability to print these parts for inclusion in products. A range of print consumables is utilised depending on the solution and environmental requirements.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: The ability to utilise advanced Cloud based functionality including machine learning and artificial intelligence. This functionality is applied to the data collected within the OPS solution.
OPS Australia utilise these Capabilities.