The CTO of COLETEK (Luke Cole) originally worked for Hemisphere GPS as a "Robotics Engineer" implementing auto-guidance solutions for agriculture tractors and quadbikes. Luke Cole also worked at Location Aware Technologies (433) developing indoor tracking devices. And also worked for leading research institutes such as NICTA, CSIRO and ANU Robotics System Lab (lead by Alex Zelinsky).
Lance Cole has also worked at NICTA and has a background of various hardware development, such as working for a contract company to the US millary (EOS), building the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS).
Springwood is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. The size of Springwood is approximately 6 km². It has 17 parks covering nearly 9% of the total area. The population of Springwood in 1996 was 9,738 people. By 2001 the population was 9,084 showing a population decline of 7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Springwood is 20 - 29 years.
Springwood was laid out as a development when the Southeast Freeway to Brisbane was planned, at one end of the proposed Freeway. This was expected to be finished in 1972, but was not finished until 1985. The development was named after the pineapple plantation of Brigader Sam Langford, slightly north of town.
Springwood now has two hotels, two state primary schools, a state high school, a Logan Uniting Church Christian College, a public library, three shopping malls, ambulance, fire and police stations, and several churches, including a Seventh-day Adventist Church, which belongs to the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Until September 2006, Springwood was home to an IKEA store, before moving to a new location in Slacks Creek in October 2006.
Households in Springwood are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 - $1000.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Springwood work in a clerical occupation. In 1996, 64% of the homes in Springwood were owner-occupied compared with 67% in 2001. Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $342,750.
Springwood is a town in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales, between Valley Heights and Faulconbridge on the Blue Mountains railway line. To the north is Winmalee. Springwood is in the heart of the Blue Mountains National Park and the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Site.
It is 371 metres above sea level and, like most of the towns in the vicinity, is located on a narrow ridge between two gorges. It shares the postcode 2777.
According to the 2001 Census, there were 8019 people living in Springwood including 3767 males (46.98%) and 4252 females (53.02%). The majority (79.7%) were born in Australia.
Springwood generally has mild winters and mild summers, but can suffer bushfire damage during the summer months. It has a rainfall of approximately 800 mm per year.
In 1815 Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife stopped by what Macquarie called a "spring"- The place was later named "Springwood" - 'Spring' (named after the springs in the area), and 'wood' from the local Mountain Blue Gums(Eucalyptus deanei)of the area. The main street is named Macquarie Road, after Governor Macquarie.
Springwood features the oldest railway station building in the Blue Mountains, built in 1884