The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-28T01:20:02Z Import Support! 2017-06-28T01:20:02Z import-support     P: +612 8850 3111 | M: 0418 616 704 | F: +612 80786661 E: kieron@dotinnovation.com.au | www.dotinnovation.com.au   June 28th, 2017   In today’s market, it’s getting increasingly difficult to source and import quality goods from Asia without being misled, overcharged or not getting what you paid for. 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Created in collaboration with PPM Tax & Legal, FTC Manager enables businesses to streamline claims, saving valuable money and time. “This comprehensive solution is the first of its kind, revolutionising the way fuel tax credits are claimed. We’re excited by this capability and look forward to helping businesses claim all the money they’re entitled to,” said Ian Daniel, Vice President Asia Pacific at Teletrac Navman. FTC claims typically require businesses to provide detailed spreadsheets of fleet data, with final rebates broken-down by accountants. This practice is time-consuming, costly and often inaccurate, based on sample data or estimates and leaving substantial claimable money on the table every month. Using real-time monthly GPS location data, FTC Manager accurately and automatically calculates off-road fuel consumption, off-road idle time and auxiliary fuel usage to help businesses claim high-value fuel tax rebates, delivering measurable return on investment. The system provides unparalleled accuracy by automatically classifying the entire Australian road network as either on- or off-road. “We’ve always manually calculated the sums for each account, with our accountants relying on the safest percentages. Working with PPM has helped a tremendous amount, and all we had to do was supply our information and the process was improved significantly,” said Danny Forbes, General Manager at Roma Transport. “We feel FTC Manager will make this process even more efficient, using real data to streamline the way we claim rebates and helping to put more money back in our pocket,” said Forbes. Customers using Teletrac Navman’s unique solution will have access to three service tiers, with Silver and Gold users supported by PPM’s extensive knowledge and expertise in obtaining maximum fuel tax refunds for its clients. Gold users will also have the added benefit of PPM preparing a retrospective 4-year claim on their behalf using data generated by FTC Manager. Even if you have done a retrospective claim before, this could yield a substantial additional windfall and ongoing benefits. This flexibility and support will enable businesses to maximise their claim potential with full transparency and audibility. FTC Manager is the most comprehensive automated FTC solution available on the Australian market, and is supported by an ATO Class Ruling, reducing audit risk and allowing businesses across a range of industries including transport, construction, mining and gas, government and agriculture to fully maximise heavy vehicles Fuel Tax Credits on an ongoing basis. *** About Teletrac Navman Teletrac Navman is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider leveraging location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets. With specialised solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics, Teletrac Navman helps companies make better business decisions that enhance productivity and profitability. Its fleet and asset management technology uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping customers reduce risk and confidently move their business forward with certainty. It tracks and manages more than 500,000 vehicles and assets for more than 40,000 companies around the world. The company is headquartered in Glenview, IL, with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. For more information visit www.teletracnavman.com.au Xplore to Lead $16M+ Workforce Mobilisation Project with Major Telecommunications Provider 2017-06-21T21:23:37Z xplore-to-lead-16m-workforce-mobilisation-project-with-major-telecommunications-provider SYDNEY, Australia: June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it has received the first orders under a mobile workforce technology refresh agreement that is expected to exceed $16M over the next two years. The Construction & Engineering Group, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the United States, is standardising on XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs and accessories as the primary mobile computing platform for thousands of field-based professionals.  “This globally-lauded telecommunications provider understands that it must leverage best-in-class technologies at an operational level in order to build and deliver the industry’s highest-rated network and communications services,” commented Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “The continuation of their multi-year, multi-million-dollar workforce mobilisation initiative with Xplore is not only an impressive testament to the impact of our ongoing innovation, but also the value of our unrivaled experience as both telecommunications industry experts and mobile technologists.” “Xplore has worked with this telco since 2011 to deploy the most modern and effective rugged mobility solutions for their field technicians,” added Gross.  “As they embark on this division-wide deployment of the XSLATE B10 over the next several quarters, they will be leveraging one of the most scalable and stable mobile computing platforms on the market today to drive productivity and operational improvements. The XSLATE B10 platform has consistently exceeded customer and end-user expectations for performance, reliability and ROI despite the extremely harsh conditions in which it has been field tested.” The Xplore XSLATE B10 is a lightweight yet fully rugged 10.1” tablet that provides ultra-mobility, superior connectivity and unfailing protection. Weighing only 2.4 lbs., the XSLATE B10 is IP65 and MIL-STD-810G rated to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions. Available with a choice of Intel® Core™ processors, the XSLATE B10 is engineered to deliver high-performance mobility via full version Microsoft® Windows® Pro 10 / 8.1 / 7 operating systems. It offers up to 20 hours of hot-swappable battery life, maximising time in the field and boosting productivity. The tablet is equipped with critical I/O connectivity, including USB 3.0, RJ45, True Serial and an optional HDMI-In port. The XSLATE B10 also seals the most commonly used I/O ports against dust and water ingress, even when open. For more information on Xplore and its fully rugged tablets, visit www.xploretech.com About Xplore TechnologiesXplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Big Switch Networks appoints Claudio Perugini as VP Worldwide Channels 2017-06-21T00:00:00Z big-switch-networks-appoints-claudio-perugini-as-vp-worldwide-channels MELBOURNE, Australia – 21 June 2017 – Big Switch Networks, the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced it has appointed Claudio Perugini as Vice President, Worldwide Channels.   “I’m thrilled to welcome Claudio to the Big Switch team to drive the expansion of our worldwide channel program,” said Mike Hoffman, VP of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. “He brings channel expertise, leadership experience and a proven track record in sales and channel strategy and I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to scale our global GTM efforts.”   Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry, which spans more than 30 years. Most recently Perugini was EVP, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks, February 2017). Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon, as VP of Sales, Americas. Perugini began his career as a founding member at Fluke Networks, a division of Danaher, where he spent more than 25 years.   “Claudio is uniquely qualified to expand our global channel program to support continued growth at Big Switch,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “He will play a meaningful role at Big Switch as we expand our programs to further support our global customer base with differentiated technology and choice that will enable transformation of legacy data centres.”   At LightCyber, Perugini significantly contributed to the company’s overall growth and resulting acquisition, evidenced by a 2.5x increase in bookings as well as a 2x increase in customer logo count. Perugini was also responsible for the build-out of LightCyber’s worldwide sales and engineering teams to support growing demand.   During his tenure at Gigamon, the company’s revenue increased from $30M to $180M, and under his leadership, the Americas sales team contributed more than 80% of total company revenue per quarter and had the highest producing region per sales person for four consecutive years. At Gigamon, Perugini grew the Americas sales organisation from a 6 person to an 85 person, multi-tier leadership team, which had a 98% retention rate.   “As a veteran of the networking industry I was incredibly impressed with the technology offerings in Big Switch’s portfolio, which enable customers to experience benefits that are not delivered via other solutions currently in the market,” said Claudio Perugini, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, Big Switch Networks. “Given my 30-plus years in sales and sales management, my success has always been in working with the channel and partners. I look forward to growing the BSN channel program so that partners and end-users around the world can experience the flexibility, agility and intelligence of Big Switch’s next-gen products.”  About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow Big Switch on LinkedIn and Twitter, or visit www.bigswitch.com.   Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Amy Rathbone/India Bednallbigswitch@espressocomms.com.au Ph. +61 2 8016 2200 Mojak Plastics – A Quintessential Service Provider of Customized Plastic Profiles 2017-06-20T09:40:01Z mojak-plastics-a-quintessential-service-provider-of-customized-plastic-profiles To have the right looking and working things for all in need is what we all look forward to and that is why, we hire the services who have the needed expertise and the ones that will cater end to end needs for all and that too at the right price. With such people by your side, you will be getting the right end results and you will be glad to have made the right choice. When it comes to looking for them, going online is a good medium and they will offer some solutions that are best in class and of the satisfactory level as well. An Australia based plastic extrusion company; Mojak Plastics is the one to be taken into account for all such and other needs. These people have mastered the art of offering designed plastic that will be customized in the right manner and extrusions will be made by using a wide array of materials and processes. Starting with spiral wrap, they will offer such and other ones that can be used to make any sort of stationary items and they are even made in multiple sizes in order to cater the needs of many. The range of plastic offered them is not limited to just one industry. They cater the needs of area like automotive, electrical, mining, construction, lifestyle and many more. The level of efficiency that they offer is simply amazing and they even offer flexibility at its best. They do not bind the customers in one particular services or idea, the field is here to be explored. Plastic tube by them is also here for the taking and with them by your side, the end results offered by them will be amazing and you will be glad to have made the right choice. The approach that they have is pretty salient yet effective. They work closely with the clients to understand their requirements. Once the extrusion needs are properly understood, they will start the work and the end results offered by Mojak Plastics will be simply stunning. The company is totally legal and they are ISO certified as well. That in turn will help them understand the things in a better manner and you will be glad to see the end results offered by them. Extrusion profiles they offer along with others are here for the taking and with hundreds of products and many which are custom made, will offer the right end results for all. Hiring them will be a viable choice to make and you will be glad to have such people by your side. The task will be done in time and the end product will be perfect. At Mojak Plastics, you can expect the right end results for the tasks on hand and that too at the right price. Get in touch with us for Extrusion profiles, spiral wrap, plastic tube and many other relevant needs. Call us to find out more. London tower fire can be avoided in Australia if regulations are followed 2017-06-15T23:34:16Z london-tower-fire-can-be-avoided-in-australia-if-regulations-are-followed The peak body representing Australia’s insulated building panel industry has assured residents of high-rise buildings that regulations and legislation covering the building industry in this country have safeguards that are unparalleled elsewhere in the world. However, the Insulated Panel Council Australasia (IPCA) warned that there are too many non-compliant buildings in Australia. IPCA says when regulations are followed, the risk of any high-rise fire in Australia being as catastrophic as the fatal fire at London’s Grenfell Tower is minimal. “We don’t need new regulations or audits,” said IPCA chief executive officer Ron Lawson. “But we must ensure builders are buying the right materials and installing them properly, and we need to get rid of those in the industry who use non-compliant products. “This can only be done by improving the approval process for buildings, which must involve industry groups, that often know which developments are failing to comply. “My understanding is that the number of developments that are non-compliant is increasing, and building certifiers may be signing off on these because they are not aware.” He said calls for an urgent audit into Australian high-rise buildings are a knee-jerk reaction. “Investigations, while beneficial, need to be conducted by educated, informed and truly independent persons to be of any real value, not just those with vested interests or self-appointed armchair experts.” Mr Lawson said the London fire was tragic and extended his and IPCA’s sympathies to the families and friends of the victims. “Safety should be paramount in product development, which is why IPCA continually advocates for improvements to product standards.” “We should learn from London and make the changes that will protect Australians.” Beware of headlines promising lower electricity prices 2017-06-15T03:11:41Z beware-of-headlines-promising-lower-electricity-prices-1 Since the Finkel review was released late last week, there have been headlines stating that electricity prices would fall if the recommendations of the review were adopted.   Here’s a warning: These headlines are misleading.   While I am not in disagreement with the review or the recommendations put forward, what I take issue with is how they are falsely being framed and fed into mainstream media.   Based on my extensive knowledge of the electricity industry, a more accurate headline should be:  “Despite Finkel’s recommendations, prices will still rise for most”.   The review actually states that relative to ‘Business as Usual’ (the ongoing and unchanging state of the energy market operating within the present policy vacuum), wholesale electricity prices can somewhat improve from a forecasted ‘worst case scenario’, provided Finkel’s recommendations are adopted.   But here’s the catch: prices for most will not be lower than what we’ve seen to date. Because despite Finkel’s recommended solutions, we’re continuing to operate within the existing policy vacuum, which is pushing prices up.   Additionally, many businesses and residential users have not yet felt the full impact of the increases we have had over the last 12-18 months in the wholesale market. These increases will filter through over the next year or so as larger businesses re-contract and as retailers adjust their pricing for their other customers.   Some of this we are already starting to see with retailers announcing significant increases in pricing for residential users and small businesses from 1 July 2017. Ouch.   In short, for most us, prices are likely to go up before we experience any relief produced from Dr Finkel’s recommendations. ends * Rod Boyte is the founder and a director of Smart Power Ltd. Rod is an independent energy management solutions specialist who has helped hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand rethink the way they purchase and manage energy to achieve greater levels of sustainability and operational excellence. Rod has been a member of the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ) since 1995 and served on the EMANZ board from 1998 to 2002 (Vice Chairman in 2002). Over the past six years Rod has represented consumers at all levels by sitting on various groups including the Frequency Standard Working Group, Policy Procurement Working Group and the Metering and Reconciliation Working Group.  Rod is a frequent guest speaker at key industry conferences and events providing insights and predictions into current and future issues. His most recent engagement was in May at Vic Water's 2017 Future State of Electricity conference. With 25 years in the energy management field, Rod Boyte is deemed to be one of the most experienced energy management executives in Australia. www.smartpowerenergy.com.auMedia enquiries: Rod Boyte can be contacted on 0420 266 866. Wendy McWilliams, WMC Public Relations, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 664 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Hire experienced sheet metal fabricators for the precision in job 2017-06-09T10:52:05Z hire-experienced-sheet-metal-fabricators-for-the-precision-in-job If you are looking for sheet metal fabricators in Australia, you need to hire the best professional for the job and Brampton Sheetmetal is the company that has experienced team of fabricators that can provide you quality services at best price. You can choose the company because, of it uses the innovative aluminium welding and stainless steel welding techniques that produce custom metal structures as per your requirements. There are many companies out there, but most of them fail to deliver everything at once to their customers. Some may fail at quality and some may fail at delivering on time. One of the plus points of the company is that the company has wide delivery network. You can get your delivery across Australia on time. The company also takes responsibility until your order reaches the destination safely. If you need Sheet metal shaping service, you can also rely on the company for the job with precision. The company is using all the latest technology required for perfection in the job. Along with the latest techniques, the experienced staff at Brampton Sheetmetal is understanding and can give you the desired results. Brampton Sheetmetal also offers the best in class custom tool boxes. You can get here top quality aluminium boxes at best price. If you are in construction industry or in the manufacturing industry, you can easily get the strongly built boxes to keep your tools safe and secure. 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The company is using latest technologies to bring perfection in the work like sheet metal fabrication and sheet metal punching. TGA’s Initiative Explain 1,069 Pages Of Legislation Welcomed 2017-06-09T06:34:54Z tga-s-initiative-explain-1-069-pages-of-legislation-welcomed The peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has welcomed the launch of the SME Assist initiative by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). It’s a stance taken by ADIA because businesses in the dental industry find the medical device regulatory framework complex and verging on indecipherable. The SME Assist initiative will support healthcare innovation and small business. The initiative will see the TGA provide free resources such as assistance with building a support network and information about regulators and funding opportunities. “ADIA has been a strong advocate for reforms that make the TGA’s regulatory framework less complex and easier to navigate for business. The SME Assist initiative is one outcome of ADIA’s advocacy in this area,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. Small businesses in the dental industry are confronted with some 1,069 pages of legislation that the TGA uses regulate the manufacturing and supply of dental products. Small business have often found navigating their way through this a challenge when seeking to introduce new and innovative dental products to the Australian market. “ADIA congratulates the commitment of the Australian Government to assisting these businesses better understand the most efficient way to secure market approval for new and innovative patient treatment options,” Mr Williams said. There are eight industry associations in the therapeutic goods sector and it’s the ADIA membership that stand to benefit most from the SME Assist initiative. “ADIA has the largest corporate membership of the industry associations in the therapeutic goods sector and the largest SME membership. Indeed, more than three-quarters of our membership has an annual turnover of less than ten million dollars. That’s what makes this announcement so meaningful for ADIA member businesses,” Mr Williams said. The SME Assist is one of a number of reforms by the TGA instituted during the course of the past year that align with ADIA’s advocacy priorities. “Our message to government has been clear. In order to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably we need the TGA to be more responsive to the needs of the SME sector. Today was a great step forward in this area,” Mr Williams concluded. Ends. .Media Contact — Jemma NottADIA Communications Officert: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au MercyAscot the first New Zealand hospital to install Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition platform 2017-06-09T01:45:41Z mercyascot-the-first-new-zealand-hospital-to-install-olympus-4k-ultra-high-definition-platform   The hospital’s heritage goes back over 100 years when Mercy Hospital started to provide healthcare services to the people of Auckland. MercyAscot is now one of New Zealand’s largest private surgical facilities with 22 operating theatres, an intensive care unit and coronary care facilities. The MercyAscot clinical team will benefit from four times the detail of current high-definition imaging systems, providing them with the image quality needed to operate with confidence in all situations. According to Professor John Windsor, General & Laparoscopic surgeon at MercyAscot, “The Olympus 4K system is the best I have used in over 25 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery. A head to head comparison with the best systems on the market resulted in the purchase of the Olympus 4K system, because depth perception is not as important as edge precision and clarity. For fine dissection and accurate suturing I have never felt more confident than with this latest system.”     Olympus 4K is the only system available with a native 4K sensor, offering a complete end-to-end imaging chain that is completely optimised for true 4K surgical viewing. This gives MercyAscot’s surgeons a unique experience that is closest to the sensitivity and acuity of natural eyesight. “From a surgical and imaging perspective, Olympus 4K has provided me with the four “C” qualities that I need; rich Colours, Clarity, high Contrast & Cutting-edge technology” said Dr. Nagham Al-Mozany, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at MercyAscot.     MercyAscot is committed to invest in highly skilled staff and cutting-edge technology. Investing in technologies such as the Olympus 4K surgery platform helps the hospital meet this commitment and gives surgeons the natural immersion needed to consistently dissect and suture with precision. “The Olympus 4K platform is by far the best 2D imaging system that I have seen to date. The image has clearly defined borders and colour. This, I believe makes tissue differentiation, and possibly even depth perception so much easier for our specialists. This is the future of 2D laparoscopic work,” said Michael Eris V. Elizalde, Charge Nurse, MercyAscot. The new system commenced clinical use at MercyAscot Auckland in December 2016 after an extensive installation and training period that commenced in November 2016. The transition has been seamless with ongoing training and support provided by Olympus. “We supported the surgical team at MercyAscot to ensure there was a smooth transition across to the new systems. Our Surgical Imaging Sales Specialist, Carolyn Tongue, worked alongside nurses, surgeons, CSSD and biomedical staff, providing case support and education. We continue to work alongside MercyAscot to provide a first class experience with the Olympus 4K system,” said Kath Rawson, Olympus Medical Regional Sales Manager. -ENDS- Images:   Image 1: The Olympus 4K UHD surgical platform delivers images in true 4K clarity Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iamkwa7onq463qk/Olympus_4K_3.jpg?dl=0   Image 2: The Olympus 4K UHD surgical platform camera control unit (top) and light source (bottom) Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xpibuokm7u04wqm/Olympus_4K_2.jpg?dl=0   Image 3: The Olympus 4K UHD platform provides four times the detail of current HD imaging systems Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2s4cfhxjo5tg6a/Olympus%204K%20v%20HD%20Comparison.png?dl=0   Logos: Variations of the MercyAscot Hospital logo Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kkt9mg6bzef6l9/MercyAscot%20Logo_1.jpg?dl=0 Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5znvfvwueoo2ayo/MercyAscot%20Logo_2.jpg?dl=0 Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uygyo9xfyaietjo/MercyAscot%20Logo_3.jpg?dl=0   About MercyAscot New Zealand MercyAscot's heritage goes back over 100 years to when Mercy Hospital started to provide healthcare services to the people of Auckland. While we have grown in size over the years, our commitment to the quality of that care continues to grow and is the cornerstone of our offering to our patients. Every day across all three of our sites more than 600 dedicated staff provide patients with unparalleled personalised service. While every year, together with committed specialists of the highest calibre, we treat many thousands of patients, each patient is treated as an individual. www.mercyascot.co.nz About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympus.co.nz www.olympusaustralia.com.au Energy efficiency and clever design earns major industry accolade for CW-P15 2017-06-09T00:30:29Z energy-efficiency-and-clever-design-earns-major-industry-accolade-for-cw-p15 After being shortlisted as a Good Design® Selection finalist in the prestigious 2017 Good Design Awards, the Climate Wizard CW-P15 by Seeley International has achieved a major industry accolade after it was announced an award winner in the Product Design category (Commercial and Industrial) at a gala ceremony in Sydney last night. The CW-P15, which was released to market earlier this year, impressed the judging panel who commented: “Best in class energy saving coupled with good design make this a very appealing product. The fit for purpose housing makes this a truly integrated product that blends with a range of installation options.” In response to the award announcement, Seeley International Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM FAICD, said the CW-P15 has leveraged on the multi-award winning Climate Wizard pedigree to achieve a revolutionary indirect evaporative air conditioner that uses a hyper-efficient counter-flow heat exchanger to produce 100% fresh, cool, outside air, with no added moisture.  “CW-P15 overcomes the shortcomings experienced with traditional evaporative air conditioning, and offers comfort conditions that are equivalent to or better than, conventional refrigerated air conditioning – using up to 80% less energy for cooling than refrigerated systems performing the same function,” Mr Seeley said. “Our development of CW-P15 allows a broader range of commercial and industrial customers to enjoy the unrivalled benefits and innovative technology of Climate Wizard. In addition to improving the cooling performance of refrigerated equipment, it can also extend the life of existing refrigerated systems - whether it is a retrofit or new installation,” he said.   Seeley International’s commitment to ongoing product improvement and innovation extends beyond enhanced functionality, to include a number of clever external design benefits, such as a UV-proof lightweight polymer corrosion-resistant casing to perfectly complement a range of roof or building designs. In addition to offering flexible configurations across commercial and industrial applications, CW-P15 takes full advantage of environmentally friendly R-718 (water) to achieve high quality cooling at high electrical efficiencies, with no ozone depleting gases or chemicals employed in its operation. “The CW-P15 offers a long lifespan in excess of 20 years, and during that time it is not intended that any substantial renewal of major components will be required. There are no consumable items that need regular replacing - except for air filters, which can be recycled,” Mr Seeley said. “CW-P15 is made completely in-house at Seeley International’s SA-based manufacturing plant, and reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation, an active contribution to sustain local manufacturing, and ongoing employment opportunities for Australians,” he said. The CW-P15 has integrated several key maintenance and service enhancements to ensure low maintenance requirements and costs, and sets the industry benchmark when it comes to being easy to maintain through the development of new standard filters, with optional washable or disposable pleated panel filters accommodated in the one design. Similarly, clever design ensures that inverter drive motors are long life and easily accessible from front or rear of the unit, should servicing or replacement be needed. All service installation points, such as power, water and waste are easily accessible during and after installation. Other key features of the CW-P15 include: A new compact design which allows for easy side-by-side, rooftop installation, Smaller footprint and visually low profile designed to perfectly blend with a rooftop, Enhanced access and handling ensures easier installation, connection, service and maintenance, Integrated lifting points in the design, ensuring simple crane and forklift transport and installation, Direct-mount or frame-mount installation, with the ability to be mounted side-by-side on either side, with all maintainable parts accessed by the front or back of the unit, A twin fan design means CW-P15 features separate exhaust and supply channels, The design of CW-P15 allows constant supply through air conditioning systems’ low pressure ducts, New axial propeller fans, with the sickle blade / air-foil design ensuring added efficiency, Integrated air filtration systems, with options for disposable or washable box filters, Use of single phase power, rather than three phase power and Optional MagIQtouch Controller or standard MagIQcool Controllers, allowing users to set temperatures on-site or remotely. “The Australian Good Design Awards attracted innovative entries from all corners of the world and the standard of submissions this year has really been incredible,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Good Design Awards program. “Good design is about making our lives better, safer and happier. It extends to everything around us – from the products we use in our daily lives and the services we interact with to the buildings we live and work in – they can all be improved through better design. That’s what lies at the heart of these awards”. Managed by Good Design Australia, the annual Good Design Awards program recognises and rewards excellence in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level. Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950's and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products, with entries undergoing an extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 Australian and international design experts. About Seeley International Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is market leader in the design and manufacture of ducted and portable heating and cooling products for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets in Australia. Renowned for its innovation, Seeley International’s brands include Breezair, Braemar, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair, Braemar and Coolerado. Based in Adelaide’s south - and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) - the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, who remains Executive Chairman. Unlike many of its competitors, Seeley International continues to design and manufacture most of the components for its Australian made products, which it exports to more than 120 countries around the world. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at www.seeleyinternational.com Bundaberg Technology Park one of Queensland's largest industrial sales 2017-06-08T06:07:48Z bundaberg-technology-park-one-of-queensland-s-largest-industrial-sales The Partners of Bundaberg Technology Park (BTP) and the Board of Superior Pak Pty Ltd (SPak) are pleased to announce the sale of the Bundaberg Technology Park infrastructure and some adjoining land to Superior Pak.  The BTP Partners, a group of local business leaders, are delighted that they have achieved their primary objectives of keeping Bundaberg manufacturing jobs in Bundaberg and bringing a significant new manufacturing business to the city. The BTP Partners purchased the property, as empty sheds, from Case New Holland in 2004. SPak now employs approximately 150 local skilled employees. Along the way, the BTP Partners and management have developed a new company, Canetec Pty Ltd which has developed an exciting new range of sugar cane harvesters and planters which are now exported to many cane-producing countries. After two seasons of testing and demonstrating a new model harvester Canetec will hit the Australian industry this year with its initial sale to the local Bundaberg Greensill Group. Canetec will now lease part of the BTP facility from SPak. SPak Director, Rob Wrigley commented that SPak has made a significant investment in purchasing the property. "Since moving from Brisbane to commence our manufacturing operations at the Park in 2004, we have continued to invest in the business and the community as we have been delighted by the local support and exceptional employee commitment to the business. The productivity of our Bundaberg team exceeds our expectations" Rob commented. "We have plans to grow the business in Bundaberg as we continue to roll out our sales and marketing program throughout Australia" Rob added. The sale has now been finalised and SPak took possession of the Park on 19 May 2017. Some adjoining industrial land could now be marketed to encourage other new employment generating industries to establish in Bundaberg. The private sale is one of the largest industrial complex sales in Regional Queensland, being approximately 20,000m2 of enclosed buildings and 13ha of industrial land. NZer with experience helping agribusiness manage issues in China to speak at this month's Food Integrity Conference 2017-06-06T23:54:23Z nzer-with-experience-helping-agribusiness-manage-issues-in-china-to-speak-at-this-month-s-food-integrity-conference A New Zealand communications expert who has been at the forefront of assisting food producers manage issues in China will share knowledge of managing crisis’s in Asia at FOOD INTEGRITY 2017, the conference exploring how to keep New Zealand’s food exports safe and maximise brand profits. The conference on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 28 June in Auckland brings together international and national experts to help local companies navigate the complex international food export market place, assisting decision makers to understand the risks and mitigate against them. As an Independent Consultant and owner of J.C. Small Global Limited, Jordan Small is sharing his learnings on managing issues for food businesses in China and Asia. Jordan Small was part of the 20-strong team consulting to an American meat processing company after covert video of practices in its Shanghai plant were viewed by millions across China. He says it took the meat producer two years to recover and was a reminder of the dangers when lack of readiness, the Chinese political system, and customer pressures converge. Mr Small also managed the US Dairy Export Council’s crisis readiness programme in China and Asia for four years building their capability to respond should the worst happen. He continues to advise them on a range of projects including on the development of an industry protocol designed to encourage supply chain cooperation in advance crisis planning. Mr Small says ‘our New Zealand exporters are fortunate that they can rely heavily on the New Zealand Government and Embassy network to step in during a crisis. However, one downside is that our exporters don’t necessarily invest in their own readiness and potentially give away a high level of control at a time when their interests need to be protected. Responsible exporters prepare for the worst and view crisis readiness as just a part of working internationally.’    Organiser Dr Helen Darling says the conference is an opportunity for New Zealand food exporters to gain an understanding of the measures other countries are taking to protect their food chains and make sure that their systems operate in a complementary manner. Food Integrity 2017 Is being followed by a one day Professional Intentional Food Adulteration Course. The course, run by Food Protection & Defense Institute, a United States of America Homeland Security Centre of Excellence, will help producers develop strategies to guard against acts intended to ruin brand reputation.   The 2017 Food Integrity Conference is presented in association with AJ Park, one of Australasia’s leading intellectual property law firms. WHAT                         2017 Food Integrity Conference WHEN                        Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June 2017, Crown Plaza, Auckland PRICE                         $700 for Conference Registration. Intentional Adulteration Course $2,100. Conference and Intentional Adulteration Course $2,700 IFS research reveals major differences in digital maturity across industries: aviation most progressive while oil and gas lags behind 2017-06-02T00:11:29Z ifs-research-reveals-major-differences-in-digital-maturity-across-industries-aviation-most-progressive-while-oil-and-gas-lags-behind IFS, the global enterprise applications company, reveals the findings of its Digital Change Survey that polled 750 decision makers in 16 countries, with 52 respondents in Australia, to assess maturity of digital transformation in sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, aviation, construction and contracting, and service. Strong willingness to invest Nearly 90 percent of firms surveyed (96% in Australia) have ‘adequate’ or ‘advantageous’ funding for digital transformation, indicating a strong willingness to invest and an appetite to evolve their business in order to stay competitive and grow. When asked about prioritised investment areas, the top three choices globally were big data & analytics, ERP and internet of things (IoT). In Australia the top three were big data & analytics, ERP and software as a service. “It is apparent that companies today understand the urgency of focusing on digital transformation,” IFS VP of global industry solutions Antony Bourne said. “Technologies such as big data & analytics, enterprise resource planning and internet of things are paramount to transforming a business. Companies need to apply innovative technologies hand in hand with their relevant industry expertise to succeed and gain a competitive edge. It is this combination that makes digital transformation both meaningful and powerful.” “Australian organisations are more likely to take a conservative approach to digital transformation than their international peers,” said Rob Stummer, managing director for IFS in Australia and New Zealand. “Australian funding levels for digital transformation are more likely to be adequate, but less likely to be advantageous. The driver for investment is more likely to be increased competitive pressure than accelerating innovation. And while Australian firms rated their digital transformation maturity more highly, a lack of talent is a bigger issue in Australia, particularly in key technical areas such as AI & robotics and internet of things.” Lack of talented employees Alarmingly, more than a third of companies (34% globally – 40% in Australia) feel either slightly or totally unprepared to deal with digital transformation due to talent deficiency. When asked to name the areas that will experience the greatest deficit in talented staff, 39 percent (38% in Australia) cited “cyber security” and 40 percent (29% in Australia) “business intelligence”. Other areas of concern are “AI & robotics” (30% globally, 33% in Australia), “big data/analytics” (24% globally, 25% in Australia), “cloud” (21% globally, 21% in Australia) and “IoT” (20% globally, 31% in Australia). Antony Bourne added, “Although new technology is key to digital transformation, it is clear that change communications and access to the right talent are principal catalysts to succeed. It is alarming that more than one in three companies are not staffed to manage digital transformation. These organisations need to focus on concrete talent investment plans to make sure that they establish what roles are critical to success in their industries. After that the key is both to find and attract new talent as well as training and re-skilling existing staff.” Major differences across industries When asked about the digital transformation maturity level of their organisations, meaning actual progress, 31 percent of the respondents (38% in Australia) consider their business to be in the two highest levels of maturity on a five-graded scale. The aviation industry is the most progressive with 44 percent of global respondents considering themselves advanced in their ability to leverage digital transformation. Runner up is the construction and contracting industry, 39 percent of whom identified themselves as mature. At the other end of the spectrum is the oil and gas sector, where only 19 percent of the respondents consider themselves able to benefit from digital transformation. “The differences in digital maturity levels across industries are notable. The highly competitive nature of the aviation industry, together with its rapid adoption rate of new technologies such as predictive maintenance and 3D printing for spare part manufacturing, are key drivers of its successful digitalisation,” Antony Bourne said. Drivers and investment focus 43 percent of respondents (40% in Australia) identified “internal process efficiency” as the number one driving force behind digital transformation. “Accelerating innovation” (29%) and “growth opportunity in new markets” (28%) were recognised as the second and third most significant drivers globally. In Australia, “increased competitive pressure” (40%) tied with “internal process efficiency” for first place, and “productivity gains” (35%) was the third most significant driver. Obstacles to digital transformation Despite the practical and technical complexities of digital transformation, the number one barrier to change globally is on the human side: “aversion to change” (42%). The second and third largest barriers are the more concrete “security threats/concerns” (39%) and “absence of the right organisational and governance model” (38%). In Australia, the “absence of the right organisational and governance model” (36%) and “lack of standard processes and training for implementing new technology” (36%) are the biggest barriers, with “aversion to change” (35%) a close third. Which will be the most disruptive technologies? When asked what technologies will be the most disruptive, Big Data tops the list with a score of 7.2 out of 10 (7.4 in Australia). Second is Automation (7.0 globally, 7.2 in Australia) and third is IoT (6.6 globally, 6.1 in Australia). Although Big Data is ranked the highest overall, there is a significant minority globally who feel that automation will have the most dramatic impact. Over 40 percent (42% in Australia) rated the level of disruption by Automation as 8 or more out of 10, while 32 percent gave such high ratings to Big Data (44% in Australia). In the construction, aviation and manufacturing industries globally, 48 percent, 48 percent and 50 percent respectively consider the automation disruption score >8/10, which makes it the highest rated technology for those industries. About the survey This survey was commissioned by IFS to assess maturity of digital transformation across industries on a global scale. It was conducted as in-depth interviews by the research and content agency Raconteur Custom Publishing, who took in the views of 750 decision makers in 16 countries in the oil and gas, aviation, construction and contracting, manufacturing, and service industries. Countries surveyed were USA, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, France, China, Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, the Middle East, and India. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,300 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ Xplore Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter Results 2017-06-01T11:19:32Z xplore-technologies-reports-fourth-quarter-results SYDNEY, Australia June 1, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing, today reported results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year, ended March 31, 2017. Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Recent Highlights: Reported revenue of $16.9 million, reflecting previously disclosed supply chain constraints which delayed delivery of multiple customer orders into the first fiscal quarter; Ended the quarter with backlog of $7.4 million; Responded to supply chain constraints through a number of actions, including extending order forecasts, lengthening purchase agreements and increasing inventory orders of key products in order to resume normalized shipments for the June quarter; Achieved gross margin of 28.1% for the quarter; Reported continued reduction in operating expenses to $5.2 million, a reduction of 27.5% and the lowest quarterly expense in fiscal 2017 or fiscal 2016; Reported GAAP net loss of $488 thousand, or $0.04 per share, and adjusted EBITDA of $30 thousand; Generated $4.9 million in cash flows from operating activities, bringing total cash flow to $10.6 million in the second half of fiscal 2017; Announced multiple large follow-on orders, including additional workers and divisions at a large telecommunications customer; Entered the vehicle emissions market with the leading software and services provider, including Xplore’s first state-wide customer win; Expanded Xplore’s global customer service organization to enhance worldwide customer support; Secured a new $15 million line of credit from Bank of America, including expanded support for inventory financing, with no debt on the balance sheet at March 31; and Appointed Mark Holleran as Chief Executive Officer. Fiscal Year 2017 Highlights: Reported revenue of $77.9 million, and gross margin of 28.2%; Reduced operating expenses 20.7% year-over-year through aggressive focus on operating efficiency, significantly reducing break even for the company; Reported a net loss of $2.6 million, and adjusted EBITDA of negative $168 thousand; Launched the category leading XSLATE R12 designed to meet the needs of Xplore’s targeted end user markets, including logistics, manufacturing, public safety and others; Announced multiple large customer wins, including the company’s largest ever purchase order for Android rugged tablets with a top US telecommunications customer and a number of expansion orders with another large US telecommunications customer; and Strengthened the board with the appointment of two new independent directors. CEO Mark Holleran stated: “Fiscal 2017 was a transformative year for Xplore, characterized by fully integrating and refining the acquired Motion product lines, working through industry-wide disruptions that affected our first and fourth fiscal quarters, rebuilding of our sales team and a 21% reduction in full-year operating expenses. We enter fiscal 2018 as a leaner, more cost efficient business focused on expanding sales, producing profitable quarters and generating positive free cash flow. “As anticipated, the previously announced supply chain disruptions impacting the fourth quarter created tighter market supplies and a lengthening of lead times on several key components, such as digitisers and SSDs, leading to deferral of multiple orders into the first quarter of 2018. While all of the affected components remain available and shipping, we have taken a number of actions to mitigate these disruptions, including lengthening our order forecasts, increasing component purchase commitments, adjusting our inventory practices and working closely with our ODMs to manage supplier relationships, including second sourcing options where appropriate. “We are once again fulfilling customer orders largely on schedule. We remain focused on expanding sales in key markets, such as Europe, as well as working closely with a number of customer refresh opportunities that will occur in Fiscal 2018, and additional initiatives.”   Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter Financial ResultsXplore reported revenue of $16.9 million for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to revenue of $24.5 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2017 and compared to $20.6 million in the year-ago fourth quarter. The change in revenue reflected typical seasonality combined with the previously disclosed short-term supply chain constraints that limited shipments during the March 2017 quarter. Gross profit in the fourth quarter was $4.8 million, or 28.1% of revenue, compared to $6.7 million, or 27.4% of revenue, in the preceding quarter and $6.2 million, or 30.3% of revenue, in the prior year fourth quarter. The change in gross margin was primarily attributable to product mix. Operating expenses continued to decline to the lowest level of fiscal 2017, at $5.2 million for the fiscal fourth quarter, down 16.3% sequentially from $6.3 million in the preceding quarter and down 27.5% from $7.2 million in the prior year fourth quarter. The company believes the reduction in operating expenses reflects the company’s focus on operating efficiency to drive profitability as revenue grows. A portion of the cost reduction benefit is being reinvested in sales, marketing and channel and distributor development to drive revenue growth into fiscal 2018 and beyond. For the quarter, Xplore reported net loss of $488 thousand, or $0.04 per basic share, compared to net income of $219 thousand, or $0.02 per basic share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 and a net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.09 per share, in the prior year fourth quarter. The change in net loss reflects lower revenue, offset by the significantly reduced operating expenses. EBITDA adjusted for non-cash compensation and historical integration costs was $30 thousand, compared to positive adjusted EBITDA of $822 thousand in the fiscal third quarter 2017, and a negative $112 thousand in the prior year fourth quarter. A reconciliation is provided in the tables included in this release. “While topline was challenged by industry headwinds in fiscal 2017, we maintained our focus on operating efficiency and low operating expenses, which have significantly lowered our break-even point and improved our ability to generate free cash flow from operations,” said Tom Wilkinson, CFO of Xplore. “Looking ahead, we anticipate multiple profitable quarters in Fiscal 2018 on improving revenue, as well as solid free cash flow to fund operations and investment in planned platform refreshes.” Full Year Financial ResultsFor the full fiscal year 2017, Xplore reported total revenue of $77.9 million, compared to $100.5 million in fiscal 2016. The change in revenue reflected one-time deferred orders fulfilled in fiscal 2016 related to the Motion acquisition, as well as the global tablet slowdown observed in the fiscal first quarter of 2017 and supply chain limitations impacting the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017. Gross margin in fiscal 2017 was 28.2%, compared to 31.2% in fiscal 2016, reflecting changes in product mix as well as fulfillment of several large customer orders in fiscal 2017, including a large telecommunications order for Xplore’s industry leading rugged Android tablet. Operating expenses for fiscal 2017 were $24.0 million, compared to $30.3 million in fiscal 2016, a decline of 20.7%. The decline in operating expenses reflects cost reductions implemented throughout fiscal 2017, which the company believes are sustainable through its increased focus on operating efficiency. Net loss for fiscal 2017 was $2.6 million, compared to a net loss of $362,000 in fiscal 2016. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2017 was negative $168 thousand, compared to positive $4.5 million in fiscal 2016. The change in net income and adjusted EBITDA reflects the impact of revenue changes previously addressed and the reduction in operating expenses. Cash Flow and Balance SheetNet cash provided by operating activities was $4.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $233,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2016. At quarter end, cash was $3.5 million with no debt under the company’s line of credit.  Xplore continues to have no debt under the new line of credit with Bank of America. Inventory declined at the end of the quarter, to $12.9 million, reflecting continued substantial shipment of goods from inventory in the fiscal fourth quarter. Accounts receivable declined to $10.5 million, compared to $16.2 million in the preceding quarter, on strong collections. OutlookFor fiscal 2018, Xplore provided an initial revenue outlook in a range of $75 million to $85 million. Gross margin for the fiscal year is expected to be between 28% and 30%. Operating expenses are expected to be approximately $23-25 million, reflecting a full year of the company’s reduced operating expense profile. The company anticipates multiple profitable quarters and positive cash flow for the full fiscal year 2018. Xplore maintained its previously disclosed business operating targets as revenue scales to a $120 million run-rate, assuming both organic growth and cost reduction initiatives are achieved in future periods: gross margin 28-30%, operating margin 8-10%, profit margin 6-8% and EBITDA margin 9-11%. About Xplore TechnologiesXplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Forward Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.  For more information or to interview Mark Holleran, CEO of Xplore Technologies, please contact Monique Cerrato on 0416 282 464