Outpost Central News & Events


Outpost wins 2016 NZ Hitech awards innovative Agritech product

Outpost Central picked up the 2016 NZ Hitech awards most innovative Agritech product at the gala dinner on Friday night. The judges commented that "Outpost Central stood out as a company with an outstanding customer focus, creating easy to use technology solutions that are highly successful in a competitive and crowded market place. A strong combination of mature leadership, sound management and expansive yet achievable global market development goals make Outpost Central a potential world leading Agritech company"

Outpost wins US Irrigation Association new product contest

Outpost Central was a winner of the United States Irrigation Association new product contest at the IA conference and trade show at Long Beach California.

Outpost gifts $60,000 to Auckland University Business School

Outpost is proud to give back to the UABS entrepreneurial ecosystem with the presentation of a $60,000 cheque to the University of Auckland Business School.

Outpost appointed as a Telstra Value Added Reseller Partner

Telstra Australia's new Select VAR Program seeks to accelerate M2M awareness by establishing sales partnerships with proven M2M solutions from several industry verticals. Outpost has been selected as one of six M2M Select VARs. Each Select VAR is a long standing player in their respective markets that has been winning customers using the Telstra M2M Control Centre for at least the last two years.

Outpost Central wins the GE Ecomagination Challenge

Outpost Central has won the GE Ecomagination challenge - a competition for businesses with breakthrough ideas for reducing our carbon footprint. CEO and chairman of GE - Jeff Immelt- was in Australia to present $100,000 cheques to the winners, and $10 million will be available to invest in promising ideas from these and other entries that impressed the GE selection board. Others will be helped in validation, distribution and development. “The five ecomagination Challenge Innovation Award winners share common characteristics,” Ben Waters, Director of ecomagination, GE Australia & New Zealand, said. “They are passionate about finding new and better ways of approaching challenges, have identified key opportunities to increase efficiency and carbon productivity, and have acted to make these opportunities a reality.”
It is especially pleasing for the Outpost team to have our ideas recognised by a global leader in shaping sustainable practices across industries.

Outpost Central wins at NZ Innovators awards

Outpost Central has been named the winner in the Environment and Agriculture category at the New Zealand Innovators awards. The Awards celebrates and recognises great innovations, inventors and organisations that have invested in developing new products, services and ventures as well as improving the performance of their people & teams.

Outpost Central a finalist in the 2012 NZ HiTech awards

Outpost Central has been named a finalist in 3 categories in the 2012 New Zealand Hitech awards. The categories are innovative Agritech product, Innovative Hi-Tech Services Product Award and State Government of Victoria, Australia Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product Award.

Outpost Central one of the fastest growing companies in Asia Pacific for the second year in a row

Outpost Central was recognised as the 121st fastest growing tech company in Asia Pacific in the Deloitte Fast500. Outpost is proud to have continued growth for yet another year after being listed at 106th place in last year's Fast500.
“Attracting enough customers to attain such fast growth over three years makes a strong statement about the quality of a company’s product and its leadership,” said Ian Thatcher, partner in charge of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific program. ”Outpost Central deserves a lot of credit for its remarkable growth.”
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific program recognises technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in Asia Pacific during the past three years. It includes companies based in Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Outpost Central keeps growing! 14th fastest growing company in New Zealand.

Outpost Central was recognised as the 14th fastest growing company in New Zealand last night at the Deloitte Fast50 awards ceremony with 305% revenue growth.

Outpost Central one of three winners in $1million challenge

The award is part of a $3 million gift by expatriate New Zealander and international financier Charles Bidwill to assist New Zealand businesses of real promise that have reached a critical stage in their growth and development.

Outpost Central and Sierra Wireless Announce New Smart Metering Gateways

Outpost Central and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the introduction of a series of wireless communication solutions for smart utility metering. Smart metering solutions enable utility companies to collect data on energy and water consumption, and consumers to make smart choices about their energy use.

Sydney Water to deploy Outpost solution in Top100 monitoring program

Sydney Water's Top 100 customers will be given online, real-time access to consumption data from main meters and sub-meters. The program provides water and energy use targets, industry or micro key performance indicators (KPIs) and benchmarks. Base flows and leaks will be easy to identify, enabling a faster response time, which could save their customers thousands of dollars. Outpost Central's Live Water solution is to be deployed by partner Metermate and follows on from ActewAGL's similar large user program using Outpost Live Water which has saved 0.4GL/annum to date. (The equivalent of 1600 residential properties)

Outpost monitors top industrial water users in Australian Capital Territories.

ActewAGL have selected Outpost Central technology to monitor the water consumption of their top 200 water users in Australian Capital Territories. Outpost Live Water Meters have been installed on customer sites to deliver water consumption data through the cellphone network to the OutpostCentral.com Enterprise website. Customers can log in to the website to view this data in real-time. User Logins and website set-up can be maintained by Actew or local Outpost distributors Accurate Detection.

Metermate monitors water meters at an initial 1000 schools.

Outpost Central has supplied the Outpost Live Water Meter to optimise water usage at an initial 1000 schools across Australia. Web-based feedback of water consumption allows the schools to monitor for leaks and identify areas to make possible savings, as well as giving an interactive web page for students in the classroom to learn the importance of water conservation. Outpost has teamed up with Water and Energy Managers to provide Metermate - a joint initiative to service water meters throughout Australia.
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Outpost Central Ltd named in Deloitte Fast500 Asia Pacific. 3rd in NZ, 106th in Asia Pacific

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific program recognises technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in Asia Pacific during the past three years. It includes companies based in Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Outpost Central Limited is the 106th fastest growing technology company in Asia Pacific and 3rd in New Zealand.

Metrix deploying 300,000 wireless electricity meters

Outpost Central is working as a GPRS wireless integration partner for Metrix, a Division of Mighty River Power, on their rollout of over 300,000 Smart Electricity meters across Auckland Region. The meters use adaptive radio mesh technology and Outpost Central has developed the interface points between the mesh technology and the Vodafone cell-phone network.
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GRONET goes live at over 400 vineyards around New Zealand

Outpost technology is monitoring over 1200 soil moisture sensors at over 400 sites around New Zealand for the New Zealand viticulture and horticulture industries. Users log in to the OutpostCentral.com powered website for real-time access to Soil Moisture, Rainfall, Irrigation Flow and temperature data to help with growing decisions.
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Vector trials micro wind turbines

Outpost Central Ltd monitoring solution is selected for Vector micro wind turbine trial. Vector is using the OutpostCentral.com website and Outpost loggers to monitor micro wind turbines in a range of locations to assess their technical viability and commercial potential as a renewable energy solution. Vector is a leading provider of electricity distribution in New Zealand servicing over 25% of the country's electricity connections.


Early warning monitoring devices fitted at dry weather wastewater overflow hotspots across the city are helping Metrowater reduce the amount of wastewater spilled into streams and harbours.

Of the 15 overflow monitoring devices being trialled across Auckland two have already helped prevent potentially damaging wastewater overflows and mitigate possible harm to the environment.

Dry weather overflows occur when wastewater overflows into the environment because of a pipe break or blockage and getting the spill contained and cleaned up before waterways are affected is always the priority for Metrowater's maintenance crew.

Earlier this month a tributary of Meola Creek was protected from a potential overflow thanks to effective monitoring and quick thinking. The emergency bypass pipe in a designed overflow at Brighton Rd had been fitted with a monitoring device which alerted Metrowater engineers to the situation. The response team were able to identify and unblock the pipe before the overflow discharged into the creek.

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