In early 2015 Austeng worked with Deakin University to develop a unit that harmlessly repels birds in certain environments. the intellectual property developed by a Deakin University animal behaviorist revolved around pulsing light at set frequencies. These flashing lights are seen by the birds but are at a frequency too high for the human eye to detect. We worked with University personnel to develop a portable engineering solution (on the back of a trailer) to use this technology to minimise bird deaths by deterring birds from drinking from dams close to mine sites that may contain toxic mine tailings.
We are currently working with Deakin University to explore other applications for this technology.