The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z dell-boomi-acquires-manywho ROUND ROCK, Texas, Mar. 16, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced it has completed a transaction to acquire ManyWho™, a unified cloud and low-code development platform. ManyWho simplifies workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to turn business processes into rich software applications to connect employees, customers and core systems. Workflow automation is a critical need for modern businesses and organizations pursuing digital transformation and IT modernization. Adding the ManyWho low-code capabilities to Boomi’s market-leading integration platform accelerates the company’s ability to deliver workflow automation to customers on a unified platform, something no other company can match. The acquisition unlocks the ability for businesses to maximize best-of-breed cloud applications, driving efficiency, increasing time to value and building a competitive advantage. With the addition of ManyWho, the Boomi platform provides customers with the enabling technology to address the challenges of Hybrid IT. Now, the platform allows businesses to connect, manage data changes, ensure data quality and re-establish efficient business processes across your IT landscape. Boomi is the world’s leading cloud integration platform. ManyWho is rethinking the way businesses manage workflow automation. Together, the Boomi platform offers the only solution where customers can move, manage, govern and automate data and processes in a unified way. “Both Boomi and ManyWho were born in the cloud and are cloud native. Without an on-premises legacy to manage, Boomi provides instant access to services with no installation, effortless and automatic software upgrades and crowd-sourced ease-of-use to achieve short time-to-value,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Boomi plus ManyWho brings world class integration together with leading cloud workflow automation. This combination provides our customers with a connected workflow which is key to an efficient and differentiated business.” “Boomi is a perfect fit for ManyWho. Both companies are committed to delivering innovative ways to help companies move fast, be nimble and collaborate at scale,” said Steve Wood, co-founder of ManyWho. “Joining Boomi allows ManyWho to scale quickly, offering businesses the end-to-end integration solution they need to drive Digital Transformation.’’ ManyWho was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Boomi plans to keep ManyWho’s employees and existing operations, and will continue to invest in additional engineering, channel, marketing, professional services, support and sales capability to grow this business. To learn more about how these new Boomi workflow features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: www.boomi.com/workflow. About ManyWho ManyWho is an agile, enterprise-level, cloud-based, application development platform. Agility doesn’t have to mean compromise however – ManyWho builds social, mobile (including offline) and real-time applications that can run on any desktop or mobile device, operating system or platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a presence in Exeter, UK, ManyWho is revolutionizing the world of business process effectiveness by helping corporations get the best out of their existing applications and investments. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. ManyWho is a trademark of Boomi Inc., a Dell subsidiary. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # Aboriginal Housing Company to host Community Consultation evening on the Pemulwuy Project 2017-03-06T23:39:12Z aboriginal-housing-company-to-host-community-consultation-evening-on-the-pemulwuy-project Sydney, Tuesday 7 March 2017 – The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) will host a community consultation evening on Thursday 9th March 2017 to discuss the Pemulwuy Project. The community consultation evening is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the Pemulwuy Project, including the proposed increase in student accommodation, and to ask questions. Key representatives from the AHC, Architects Turner & Associates, and student accommodation company, Atira, will present at the community consultation evening. AHC Chairperson Alisi Tutuila said the community consultation evening would provide a forum for the community to gain a better understanding of the Pemulwuy Project “We are looking forward to sharing AHC’s vision and plans for the Pemulwuy Project at the community consultation evening. We are committed to providing the community with a clear understanding of the project and why the model we have proposed enables the AHC to continue to deliver on its core business objective of delivering affordable housing to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,” she said. Please note that due to cultural sensitivities, there will be no broadcast or recording equipment permitted on premises. Please find below an agenda of the evening’s proceedings. Should you wish to attend the public consultation event, or arrange an interview opportunity immediately following the event, please contact media@heardagency.com or (02) 8279 7878. Please note, only pre-arranged interviews will be granted on the evening. -ENDS- About the Aboriginal Housing Company The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) is an independent non-profit charity and the first community housing provider in Australia, incorporated in 1973 as a company limited by guarantee. It is an all Aboriginal governed organisation, located in the heart of Redfern, which lies in the traditional lands of the Gadigal People, part of the Eora Nation. The company was formed in direct response to the widespread discrimination Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families experienced in the private rental market. The AHC is self-funded and operates on income derived from rental properties. Affordable housing is located across Sydney and country regions in NSW. A current focus is the redevelopment known as Pemulwuy Project. The redevelopment will breathe new life into Redfern and restore a strong and healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with an emphasis on cultural values, spirituality and employment. The Pemulwuy Project will make Redfern the best urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Australia and in doing so, set the benchmark for all other communities. Crestron expands into India, North East Asia and China 2017-02-05T23:00:00Z crestron-expands-into-india-north-east-asia-and-china Sydney, Australia, 6th February 2017 – Crestron, the global leader in advanced control and automation systems, today announces significant investment in Asia Pacific, including a new physical brand presence in India, North East Asia and China.     The official expansion into these markets now allows the company to further enhance its service and support to customers in the region. The expanded presence and business strategy is being overseen by Stuart Craig, CEO, Asia Pacific, Crestron, who is based out of the Crestron APAC Head Office in Sydney, Australia.   Each of the three new facilities includes a fully functional Crestron Experience Centre (CEC), with state-of-the-art training facilities and various active workspaces. Guests can experience the latest Crestron solutions first-hand, which allows people to control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as A/V, lighting, shading, IT, security, unified communications, BMS, and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience, and security.  These facilities allow the local Crestron team to provide hands-on, comprehensive training and education on the latest solution offerings to partners and customers.   The new, wholly owned Crestron subsidiary in India includes a headquarters at RMZ Ecoworld, Bangalore, and supporting regional offices. In Hong Kong, a new facility in Quarry Bay is supported by a dedicated presence in all key North East Asia markets including Korea, Macau and Taiwan. The Hong Kong headquarters will be expanded by mid year to offer a full Crestron Experience Centre, yet the facility is currently fully operational and the new training facility will open in early April.   Further, in exclusive partnership with Shanghai Golden Bridge, Crestron China brings a tailored local presence to the region, establishing facilities in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Jinan, Chengdu, Hefei, Kunming and Guiyang. The Crestron China HQ with CEC is being built in Shanghai and is scheduled to be open in May.   Stuart Craig, CEO, Asia Pacific, Crestron, said: “Asia Pacific is an increasingly important market for Crestron and we are investing to support our customers, ensuring opportunities for all. Crestron is committed to providing our partners in the region with the highest level of customer experience and the tools and technologies to help our partners grow their business. Our goal is to provide the full range of our market leading technologies locally and to ensure our customer service leads the industry.   “In all regions we are open for business today and over the coming weeks customers will see all of our facilities expand even further. As we approach the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe, which will see many new generation solutions released, our APAC customers can feel very assured and confident in the investments Crestron is making across the board," said Craig.   The new direct footprint will allow Crestron to help grow the business of its local partners and resellers, allowing more clients in the Asia Pacific region to optimise their biggest investments spanning people, spaces and technology.   Crestron works with customers in Asia Pacific across various industry sectors including education, corporate, government and defence, hospitality, healthcare and residential.   - ENDS -  About Crestron Crestron is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Our solutions are built on a validated architecture, using best-in-class technology that integrates unified communications, AV presentation, IT, lighting, audio and environmental systems. Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in Education, Corporate, Government and Defense, Hospitality, Retail and their homes.   Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best product solutions, programs and services in the industry. This culmination of loyalty, devotion and innovation is what our dealers refer to as "The Crestron Experience." Our product solutions are backed by over 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support around the globe. In addition to its World Headquarters in New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin, New Zealand and United States.   Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com.    Contact Information DEC PR Jennifer Gillis, Ruth Fletcher, Duyen Nguyen or Ashleigh Manioncrestron@decpr.com.au  / (02) 8014 5033     Dell Boomi Names VP of Business Development to Expand Global Partner Channel 2017-01-19T01:39:59Z dell-boomi-names-vp-of-business-development-to-expand-global-partner-channel ROUND ROCK, Texas--Dell Boomi (Boomi) today announced that it has appointed David Tavolaro as its vice president of business development. Tavolaro is responsible for advancing Boomi’s fast-growing global partner channel, which has grown more than fifty percent in the last year. His appointment reflects Boomi’s commitment to strengthen its channel to support growing global demand for its award-winning integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) to help organizations rapidly and cost-effectively integrate data across applications in hybrid IT environments of cloud-based and legacy on-premises systems. In this role, Tavolaro heads up Boomi’s go-to-market strategy and execution across a partner network of independent software vendors (ISVs), global systems integrators (GSIs) and regional IT consultancies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and referral partners. “The channel is in our DNA and has been a vital part of our success to date. We believe it will be an accelerator for growth as Boomi expands globally,” said Will Corkery, Boomi VP of worldwide sales and business development. “David’s deep industry and operational experience, combined with growing global demand for iPaaS cloud integration will help further Boomi’s position as the number one integration cloud for companies of all sizes.” Tavolaro brings to Boomi more than two decades of sales, channel and executive management leadership experience in the enterprise software and services industry. Prior to Boomi, Tavolaro served for nearly 11 years as vice president, sales, at the systems integration and technology management firm Anexinet. Before that, he held senior-level positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, DataChannel, Actium and Accenture. “Boomi has revolutionized integration in the cloud. Its ability to connect cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-premises systems is unprecedented,” Tavolaro said. “I’m thrilled to join Boomi and contribute to its advancement and leadership in the fast-growing iPaaS market. Using the Boomi platform, forward-thinking partners will capitalize on an incredible opportunity to power digital transformation for their customers to drive innovation and help them leapfrog the competition.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Kordia Solutions Australia Sees Significant Business Benefits from Dell Boomi Cloud-Based Integration 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z kordia-solutions-australia-sees-significant-business-benefits-from-dell-boomi-cloud-based-integration Sydney, Australia – Jan. 17, 2017 – Dell Boomi has announced that Kordia Solutions Australia has transformed its internal processes and customer services delivery capabilities using Boomi’s AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The alignment of data across key ERP and warehouse platforms has resulted in significant cost savings for the business. Kordia is a communications, cyber security, broadcast and infrastructure services provider which operates in both Australia and New Zealand. Following a period of significant business expansion – and with renewed focus on providing innovative digital customer service solutions – Kordia Solutions Australia recognised its former business processes were not operating to optimum performance levels. Previously, Kordia Solutions Australia’s core platform which is responsible for finances, warehouse management and customer interactions was not connected with the wider ecosystem, and therefore unable to transfer data in real-time – this meant there was potential for misalignment of records. As part of a comprehensive digital business transformation to create seamless data flow throughout the organisation, Kordia Solutions Australia identified the need for effective integration that would allow in-house applications, SAP and cloud-based applications to share data and create visibility for all employees and end users. In doing so, Kordia was able to reduce the cost of data reconciliation under its former processes. Kordia Solutions Australia selected Boomi for its powerful and scalable cloud-based integration capabilities, as well as the simplicity of the platform. Alternative platforms were developer-focused and required the deployment of additional resources which would generate additional costs. “With a new digital customer strategy in place, we implemented Boomi to help provide the ‘software glue’ between our network and applications to manage secure access to, and exchange of, information amongst our staff and customers located throughout Australia,” said Mark O’Dwyer, General Manager IT, Kordia Solutions Australia. “Boomi has delivered direct and measurable benefits; we now have peace of mind in knowing our data is up to date and accurate across integrated systems, allowing us to connect with customers and partners, improving time-to-value externally.” “Boomi was attractive because there was no requirement to hire and engage developers, and no dedicated resources were needed to complete the implementation. Training existing staff to use Boomi was simple because the platform is configurable through visual design and inbuilt connectors, making it significantly easier to understand,” said O’Dwyer. Kordia implemented Boomi AtomSphere with support from Boomi partner and integration specialist, WDCi Group, which was engaged from the start of the project to aid the design and deployment process. WDCi ensured the roll-out was simple due to its expertise in integrating to SAP and experience with web services, file and database application vendors. “Lacking complete visibility across an organisation’s in-house applications can result in significant unexpected costs, particularly for companies that manage large stock levels,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “By integrating systems via Boomi AtomSphere, Kordia Solutions Australia has streamlined its environment to ensure that data is effectively synchronised and readily available so that employees can provide services to their customers without delay while costs are kept down.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. UTRC can employ Stawell Gold Mine’s new unemployed workers 2016-12-13T11:56:40Z utrc-can-employ-stawell-mine-s-new-unemployed-workers Following his Open Letter* to Stawell residents advising them of a misinformation campaign regarding UTRC’s removal of the largest tyre stockpile in Australia, Dr Matthew Starr is again imploring the Victorian Government to take steps that will see the business start employing many of Stawell Gold Mines’ retrenched workers. With up to 150 people losing their jobs at the mine (announced Tuesday, 13 December), UTRC offers Stawell a chance to employ up to 50 people in early 2017.  “All we request from the government is to waive some of the small regulatory fees that UTRC has been hit with, and provide greater support for our efforts to eliminate Victoria’s number one environmental hazard,” said Dr Starr. “UTRC is the only new business of size attempting to become operational in Stawell that can employ up to 30 per cent of the newly unemployed.  “UTRC is the best option for the unemployed workers who now face a very unhappy Christmas and New Year, with a bleak outlook for 2017.” The Stawell tyre stockpile comprises almost 9 million tyres, which UTRC purchased in June 2015 to create a new, environmentally-friendly, clean-tech facility to recycle the tyres. Dr Starr added, “We intend to support the workers of Stawell for the long term and as UTRC in Stawell has been classified as a Transfer Station for Victoria's used tyres, we can assure the town that there will be jobs well into the future.” * You can view the Open Letter, which is being delivered this week, at http://utrc.com.au/open-letter-to-stawell-residents/ and a copy should be attached. Dr Matthew Starr can be contacted on 0402 457 315. Dell Boomi’s Asia-Pacific and Japan Expansion Continues with Key Senior Hires 2016-12-06T02:09:18Z dell-boomi-s-asia-pacific-and-japan-expansion-continues-with-key-senior-hires Sydney, Australia – December 6, 2016 – Dell Boomi has further expanded its footprint in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) with three new senior hires to cater for strong local demand for cloud-based integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS).   The appointments comprise Michelle Grange and David Flaks, who join the company as Enterprise Account Executives, and Richard Snowden, who fills the role of Inside Sales Executive.   With more than 35 years’ experience in software and services sales between them, Grange and Flaks have been appointed to manage business development and customer relations for Boomi’s southern and northern operations in Australia, respectively.   Grange previously held senior roles at SugarCRM and Microsoft, among other software companies, where she worked with multiple top 100 Australian organisations across most industry sectors.   Having formerly had high-profile stints at InfoReady, IBM and Dell, Flaks brings to Boomi extensive experience in client management and team leadership, in both direct and partner sales roles.   Meanwhile, Snowden will work directly with regional organisations on their digital transformation strategies, and act as the first point of contact for them. Snowden joins Boomi from Mulesoft where he was responsible for account development across Australia and New Zealand as the company’s lead Inside Sales Representative.   Boomi launched its APJ operations with the opening of its Sydney office in April 2016. Michael Evans was appointed to lead the business as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ), based in Sydney. Evans’ appointment coincided with that of Linda Urlich, Partner and Alliances Manager APJ, and Tania Mushtaq, Senior Marketing Manager APJ, who were joined soon after by a number of additional new executives.  Boomi currently employs 13 staff in the region.   Since launch, Boomi has experienced significant demand from local organisations requiring powerful and simple cloud integration capabilities to connect best-of-breed, business-critical applications.   “Traditional methods for integration typically can no longer cost-effectively meet the integration needs of rapidly evolving businesses,” said Evans. “This is why local organisations are increasingly implementing iPaaS; it provides cloud-based integration capabilities that can be tailored to the specific needs of the company and its various departments.   “The appointments of Michelle, David and Richard provide Boomi with further presence to cater for this demand in Australia and New Zealand. Their experience in the local software industry builds on our existing expertise, allowing us to align even more closely with local companies’ business needs.”  About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organisations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Technologies. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Market worth $3,923.6 Million by 2020 2016-11-25T06:29:14Z real-time-location-system-rtls-market-worth-3-923-6-million-by-2020 According to a new market research report on the "Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Market Product (Hardware, Software, & Service), Technology (RFID, Wi-Fi, UWB, Infrared & Others), Application (Healthcare, Manufacturing, Process Industries, Govt & Defense, Retail, & Others), and Geography - Forecasts & Analysis to 2020", the RTLS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.03% between 2015 and 2020, and reach $3,923.6 million by 2020. • Download Informational PDF Brochure :-http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=1322 Browse 95 market data tables and 82 figures spread through 183 pages and in-depth TOC on "Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Market - Forecasts & Analysis to 2020"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/real-time-location-systems-market-1322.html Early buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. The global RTLS market was valued at $720.5 million in 2014 and is expected to reach $3,923.6 million by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 33.03% between 2015 and 2020. The healthcare sector constituted the largest application for the RTLS market in 2014 and is expected to continue to grow at a significant rate because of increasing applications in the healthcare segment, especially the old age care segment. Industrial manufacturing, government and defense, process industries, and transportation and logistics sectors are the next major applications of RTLS solutions and are expected to grow at a considerable rate due to the increasing adoption of RTLS solutions in the same. The RTLS market players have been focusing on the innovations in terms of technological advancements to cater to the specific needs of enterprises in tracking and monitoring the precise location of assets or personnel. UWB and ZigBee based RTLS technologies have been the emerging technologies in the RTLS market, which provide high accuracy and precise location of objects in shorter locations compared to any other RTLS technology. The market for these technologies is expected to grow at a higher CAGR in the forecast period than others because of the increasing adoption of the RTLS solutions based on these technologies. Furthermore, these technologies have been able to overcome the difficulties faced by the other technologies in tracking objects in harder mediums such as concrete wall or other substances. However, Wi-Fi and RFID technologies are expected to account for a major market share during the forecast period, due to their lesser cost compared to UWB and ZigBee technologies. The Americas and Europe were the largest markets for the RTLS technology in 2014. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region, followed by RoW which is also among the major regions that plays a significant role in the growth of the RTLS market. The growth of the RTLS market in the Americas was largely driven by the U.S., which accounted for 74.7% of the total Americas RTLS market in 2014. The Asia-Pacific market for RTLS is expected to be driven by its key markets such as Japan, Australia, China, Malaysia, and Singapore. The industrial manufacturing and retail sector along with, transportation and logistics is likely to provide a huge growth opportunity for RTLS solutions in these regions. The market would also be fuelled by the increase in focus of the major global RTLS vendors to expand their product and service offerings in the Asia-Pacific region as this region is expected to witness a higher growth in terms of the adoption of RTLS solutions and market value. MarketsandMarkets RTLS market report describes market dynamics that include the key drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities with respect to the RTLS market and forecasts the market till 2020. This global report provides a detailed view of the RTLS market across products, technologies, applications, and geographies. The report also profiles the prominent players in the RTLS market along with their key growth strategies. The competitive landscape of the market analyses a large number of players with their market share. The RTLS market is witnessing numerous collaborations and partnerships across the value chain, to cater to various industries in different geographies.• Inquiry Before Buying :-http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Enquiry_Before_Buying.asp?id=1322 The major companies in the global RTLS market that have been included in this report are Zebra Technologies Corporation (U.S.), AeroScout, Inc. (U.S.), Savi Technology, Inc. (U.S.), TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Ubisense Group Plc (U.K.), Ekahau, Inc. (U.S.), Identec Group AG (Liechtenstein), CenTrak, Inc. (U.S.), Awarepoint Corporation (U.S.), and Versus Technology, Inc. (U.S.), and others.About MarketsandMarketsMarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors.M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers.We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository.Contact: Mr. Rohan           Markets and Markets 701 Pike Street Suite 2175, Seattle, WA 98101, United States USA : 1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.comSubscribe Reports from Semiconductor and Electronics Domain @ http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Knowledgestore.aspVisit MarketsandMarkets Blog@ http://www.marketsandmarketsblog.com/market-reports/electronics-and-semiconductors Connect with us on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/company/marketsandmarkets Website :- http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/ Smart Thermostat Market worth 5.9 Billion USD by 2020 2016-11-15T09:44:28Z smart-thermostat-market-worth-5-9-billion-usd-by-2020 The report "Smart Thermostat Market by Component by Network Connectivity (Wired, Wireless), by Application (Residential, Office Building, Industrial Building, Educational Institutional, Retail, Hospitality, and Healthcare), and Geography - Forecast to 2020", the smart thermostat market is segmented on the basis of component, network technology, application, and geography, and all the existing and emerging technologies in this market have been covered. • Download Informational PDF Brochure :-http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=266618794 Browse 75 market data tables and 54 figures spread through 127 pages and in-depth TOC on "Smart Thermostat Market - Forecast to 2020"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/smart-thermostat-market-266618794.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. The smart thermostat market is expected to witness a high-growth phase in all applications including residential, commercial, and industrial. The residential application is expected to grow at the highest CAGR and holds the largest market share, owing to the increasing awareness among consumers about the benefits of smart thermostats. The overall smart thermostat market including hardware and service is expected to grow from USD 585.09 Million in 2014 and reach 5.9 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 31.82% between 2015 and 2020. The industrial application is also growing this technology is being increasingly adopted at all levels from the warehouse to the assembly line in the industry. The recently developed second-generation smart thermostats by Nest Labs (U.S.) are being adopted in the residential application as they are easy to install have an attractive look. The product components of smart thermostats include display unit, humidity sensor, temperature sensor, motion sensor, and others. The report analyzes the market for network technologies including wired and wireless technology. The wireless technology is further segmented into Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Bluetooth. This report also covers the major applications of smart thermostat such as residential, office building, industrial application, educational institution, retail, hospitality, and healthcare among others with qualitative as well as quantitative industry insights. One of the objectives of the report is to analyze the market trends for each of the smart thermostat market segments along with their respective growth rates. Apart from the market segmentation, the report also provides in-depth analyses such as Porter's five forces analysis, value chain with a detailed process flow diagram, and market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the smart thermostat market. The market size for the smart thermostat market is included for the four major geographical regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). The North Americas is expected to hold a major share of this market, whereas Europe is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. • Inquiry Before Buying :-http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Enquiry_Before_Buying.asp?id=266618794 The key players in this market include Nest Labs (U.S.), Honeywell international (U.S.), Ecobee (Canada), Schneider Electric SE (France), Emerson Electric Co. (U.S.), Tado (Germany), Control4 Corporation (U.S.), Ingersoll Rand (Ireland), Carrier Corporation (U.S.), and Nortek, Inc. (France).About MarketsandMarketsMarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors.M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. 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Now in its 4th season, the Summit once again brought together over 150 key lighting industry stakeholders, with lighting industry professionals ranging from engineers, architects, manufacturers, public sector representatives, road authorities, consultants and lighting designers. With a wide array of international speakers present, delegates heard from the likes of Principal Lighting Designer Kaoru Mende of Lighting Planners Associates in Japan. Mr Mende, who spearheaded Singapore’s lighting master plan, brought his 38 years of experience as a lighting designer to the topic of urban scale lighting. “Each city should have a unique lighting plan influenced by its local history, culture and architecture”, he said, emphasising Singapore’s cosmopolitan character and highlighting the importance of taking into consideration a city’s distinct features in planning and design phases. “Lighting technology always develops and cities have to renovate their lighting ideas and techniques as they grow globally,” Mr Mende concluded. The first day of the Summit capped off with the City Lights Tour, an urban discovery walk through the Melbourne Docklands, uncovering the city’s hidden treasures, public lighting, distinctive buildings and iconic public spaces. Washington DC’s Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA) Executive Director Bob Parks and Light and Culture Program Advisor Rik van Stiphout from the City of Eindhoven also headlined the Summit to discuss international case studies and lighting trends with interactive Q&A sessions and panel discussions.  A local perspective on the Summit came from Team Leader of Industrial Design at City of Melbourne, Ian Dryden, who sees the Summit as a “good format for resolving issues between distributors and councils and a forum for sharing ideas”. Focusing largely on the question of sustainability and smart, green lighting design into the future, according to Mr Dryden the Summit is a platform for industry leaders to “resolve sustainability issues by coming together and sharing knowledge”. The 2016 edition of the Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit was an overwhelming success, with Mr Dryden commenting, “The rooms seem to get bigger and bigger every year and better”. Throughout the Summit, a number of panel discussions featured highly experienced local and international speakers who addressed the issues at the forefront of the lighting community. Topics ranged from smart lighting solutions and street lighting replacement programs to lighting and safety perceptions, the impact of lighting on crime prevention and the role of lighting in creating safer and vibrant night-time economies. Summit delegates heard from Team Leader Paul Glennie in Strategic Planning, Transport & Waste Operations from Wellington City Council on the city’s intelligent street lighting solutions. Australia’s first intelligent street lighting trial project was also discussed by Team Leader in Business Solutions Sonjoy Ghosh from Adelaide City Council. The Summit also considered fascinating topics such as lighting pollution and the health impacts of exposure to artificial light at night with Principal Scientist and Director Dr Kellie Pendoley from Pendoley Environmental. The tensions between colour quality, luminous efficacy, and the desire to minimise light pollution in outdoor lighting were also discussed by Program Director Dr Wendy Davis from Illumination Design and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. For the first time since its inception, the Summit saw the presentation of the inaugural Delegates Choice Awards. Delegates voted on the most innovative product or solution and on the product they deemed to have the best design.  Traffic Technologies’ Aldridge Lighting Systems AERO V-LED was announced as the winner in the Best Design Award category for displaying uniqueness both in functionality and design, through democratic voting by industry peers and lighting experts at the Summit. The Australian designed and manufactured product is already widely in use across the country with over 3000 fittings installed in Victoria alone. Voted as most innovative and technologically advanced, High Lux’s Solar LED bollard, vandal-resistant and virtually indestructible, won the Most Innovative Product award. Delegates voted on whether the products or solutions on display at the Summit took existing technology to new levels and addressed issues of energy, effectiveness, budget restraints, operation and maintenance. The Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit, an immersive two day experience which included keynote presentations and Q&As offering unrivalled networking and learning experiences, convenes again in its fifth year in September 2017.  Smart Skyscrapers Summit Launches in the Southern Hemisphere 2016-09-26T01:15:51Z smart-skyscrapers-summit-launches-in-the-southern-hemisphere In March 2017 Melbourne will play host to the first ever Smart Skyscrapers Summit, a premiere event that will attract tower construction experts from around the world who will come together to directly shape the future of the Australian skyline in years to come through smart, sustainable innovations. A riveting agenda is on the cards for Summit delegates who will hear from a wide selection of international and local professionals illuminating cutting edge advances and developments in skyscraper building and design. Looking to case studies from abroad, including from Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, speakers will pave the way for improvements in current practice within Australian high-rise construction.  As Australia faces rapid changes with an ever growing population and urban density on the rise, inevitable questions of living conditions, urban sprawl and property demand emerge. The Summit will proactively address the issues at the forefront of tall building design, high rise engineering, urban planning, property growth, green solutions and liveability. A range of Australia’s tallest and most futuristic towers will be profiled at the Summit with the opportunity to hear from principal designers, architects, engineers and consultants involved in skyscraper projects across the country. The Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit will look to environmentally friendly design such as Sydney’s One Central Park which houses the tallest vertical garden in the world. Senior Associate Mark Giles of PTW Architects will review the sustainable design concepts that underpin this green skyscraper. Australia 108, set to overtake the Eureka Tower as Australia’s tallest residential skyscraper by 2019, will be profiled as the Southern Hemisphere’s only building with 100 stories. Founding Director of Fender Katsalidis, Karl Fender, instrumental in the design of both Australia 108 and the Eureka Tower, two of Australia’s tallest structures, will present a case study of the exciting new project which will grace soon Melbourne’s skyline. The rise of vertical schools in Australia, with construction beginning in NSW and Western Australia, will be examined by Educational Specialist Peter Lippman who will bring his expertise in education design and extensive experience working in the US, Europe and Australia to the Summit. Director of Supertall Building Technology, Peter A. Weismantle at Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture LLP, examines architectural design for a new generation of supertall buildings. Spearheading such projects as the 636 metre tall Greenland Centre and the 468 metre tall Dongcun Center in China as well as the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia which will be the first building in the world to be more than 1000 meters in height, Mr Weismantle brings his immense industry knowledge to the Australian Smart Skyscraper Summit.  Partner and Design Director Claude Godefroy of Henning Larsen Architects based in Hong Kong will track the challenges of extending the public realm into the sky. Questions of preserving and enhancing natural habitat, creating social spaces and improving connectivity between skyscrapers and the public sphere will all be addressed.  Director Alistair Guthrie of Arup has helped create some of the world’s best architecture including the MEP and sustainability design for the Shard in London, the scheme design for the Yongsan landmark tower, KT tower in Seoul and CCTV building in Beijing. Mr Guthrie will discuss sustainable design for high rise buildings. With projects ranging from the Museum and Learning Center in Moscow, the James B. Hunt JR. Library at North Carolina State University, mixed-use towers in Sweden and India to the new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland, Architect and Partner at 3XN Fred Holt will discuss innovative design for Sydney’s 49 storey Quay Quarter Tower. The project will take the aspects and facilities of low rise and street life up into sky high towers, offering tenants the increased connectivity of low rise buildings. Senior Lecturer Dr Philip Oldfield from the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Built Environment faculty will consider the high-rise apartment boom sweeping Australia and whether the vast proliferation of skyscrapers is ultimately to the detriment of cities. Receiving numerous awards for its sustainable design and architecture, Sydney’s 1 Bligh skyscraper has set a benchmark for environmental design. Architectus Managing Director Ray Brown will examine 1 Bligh’s innovative green features including solar panels, black water recycling and its double skin facade. Spread across two days, the Summit is an unmatched opportunity to engage with industry leaders, knowledge share and network across a wide array of sectors, including design, architecture, engineering, supply, planning and government spheres. The Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit will take place on the 28th & 29th of March 2017 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.     About Expotrade  Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar. For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com IntegrationWorks and Dell Boomi announce industry-leading iPaaS solution for Government and Enterprise 2016-09-19T00:00:00Z integrationworks-and-dell-boomi-announce-industry-leading-ipaas-solution-for-government-and-enterprise Integration specialists, IntegrationWorks, and the world’s leading integration cloud platform, Dell Boomi, today announced an industry-first integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) that will allow government agencies and private enterprises to connect any combination of cloud or on-premises applications. IntegrationWorks has an extensive history of developing innovative integration platforms for enterprises and government agencies throughout New Zealand. Working with Dell Boomi, IntegrationWorks will launch a self-service integration platform to alleviate the complexity surrounding traditional integration projects which are typically lengthy and resource-consuming. Through its membership with the Stack Alliance – a group of leading ICT organisations led by cloud company, Revera, which provides services to the New Zealand government – IntegrationWorks will be able to implement the first iPaaS solution across government agencies in the country utilising the NZ Government-approved Revera Homeland Cloud platform. While traditional integration solutions often include costly license fees, complex software agreements, and convoluted implementation methodologies, the Dell Boomi AtomSphere integration platform is simple to deploy, delivers fast time-to-value and is extremely cost-effective. “We saw a major need in the market to develop shareable connectors for government and private enterprises across New Zealand,” said Grant McKeen, IntegrationWorks Managing Director. “Leveraging the Dell Boomi AtomSphere platform was the obvious choice given its ease to deploy and exceptionally fast time-to-value. “In a thriving digital economy like New Zealand, a cloud-based integration solution customised through IntegrationWorks using the Dell Boomi platform enables rapid time-to-market for new digital channels. It also results in a significant reduction of errors, substantial cost savings and the ability to connect any application that is cloud-based, legacy, or on-premises.” To compete in the government enterprise market, IntegrationWorks also offers a solution to concerns around data sovereignty. “We have developed a comprehensive integration strategy that allows for integration connectors to keep data within New Zealand borders, and only have the data transaction framework processed through the cloud,” said McKeen. “Many of the systems that governments and enterprises rely on to deliver products and services to citizens and consumers remain disparate,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “Our partnership with IntegrationWorks provides a simple self-service platform so that data can be effectively managed and governed within the unique applications and policy frameworks used by these organisations.” IntegrationWorks and Dell Boomi will host a breakfast event on November 3rd in Wellington to launch the offering into the market and demonstrate the technology. To register, please contact info@integration.works. About IntegrationWorks IntegrationWorks specialises in integration strategy, architecture and devOps for both on-premise, hybrid or cloud-based environments across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. We transform existing legacy enterprise systems into digital and optimised integrated environments by developing custom integration platforms through innovative technology wrapped around specialised API, ESB, EDA and SOA applications. Visit www.integration.works for more information. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organisations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, and API management solutions. Visit www.boomi.com for more information. About Revera Revera is New Zealand’s cloud services leader. Clients depend on our Homeland® Cloud services platforms and data centre network to perform. Our work is everywhere: workplace productivity tools on tablets, development environments where new software takes shape, platforms that run enterprise systems, virtual capacity that comes to life on command. When performance is everything, Revera keeps your business at its best. Revera is a specialist Cloud Services Provider focused on the New Zealand market, offering Infrastructure, Platform and Software as-a-Service solutions on a scalable pay-as-you-go approach. Many of our platforms are NZ Government Common Capability approved. Revera is a Spark NZ company, and is entirely owned by Spark NZ. AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T01:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au Mining’s Tough Message: Innovate or Risk Becoming Obsolete 2016-09-02T02:22:23Z mining-s-tough-message-innovate-or-risk-becoming-obsolete 2 September 2016, Sydney - The domestic mining downturn is now widely accepted as one unlikely to receive an imminent correction. This sentiment is reinforced by a recent NAB outlook report suggesting we may be as long as three years away from an upward swing. This creates a period of forced change where the industry will race to adapt in a variety of ways, including the streamlining of its business processes. Suppliers and service providers to the mining industry are in a new and unique position where the onus is now on them to provide more to their offering - beyond the suggestion of a positive impact to bottom-line, companies now need to prove this by showcasing recent examples. Mining Industry Partners Offer Options This is one of the reasons that Apex Supply Chain Technologies has demonstrated recently during Australian mining’s influential event Queensland Mining and Exhibition, and has maintained a steady client base and even expanding since opening its first Asian-Pacific office in Sydney last year. Through a variety of solutions, such as its automated locker solutions first introduced to the Australian market by Apex this year, the company has been in strong demand within the mining sector. The technology behind the Apex solutions enables subscribers to track, manage, control, and analyse supply, materials and equipment in real-time, is known as the Apex Trajectory Cloud™ Enterprise Software Service. This secure, cloud-based, technology allows businesses to affect a reduction of up to 34% in its operational costs, with many Australian companies already enjoying the level of savings. Apex Supply Chain Technologies CEO and Founder Kent Savage said, its cloud-based technology can be used from anywhere, day or night, with no software to install. The Trajectory Cloud platform powers all Apex automated dispensing solutions, including the AXCESS™ self-serve automated lockers, which provide secure accountability for high value, reusable assets and consumable products. “Each AXCESS locker also has flexible configurations to accommodate a wide variety of products, from calibrated tools or stock-kits, to handheld scanners and other electronic devices,” Mr Savage said. “And all of them are easy to access twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.” Ample Opportunity to Adapt with Asset Management In an article by Australian Mining (July, 2016), four qualities were identified as being vital to a business that will survive the current downturn, these being ‘pro-activeness, connectedness, adaptation, and access to “slack” (or readily available) resources. Mr Savage, commented that ‘slack’ or wasted resources are all too common within a company’s internal operations and can be easily audited and addressed. “When you’re dealing with high-value equipment, waste through loss, or even the time wasted locating misplaced equipment, this will put a dent in how ‘downturn-proof’ your business is,” Mr. Savage added. “Minimising waste is one of the quickest and easiest ways to bolster your bottom-line.” Automating Inventory Replenishment Eliminates More Inefficiencies Business process solutions by Apex also include the ACTYLUS™ system, which uses smart bin technology to boost productivity through self-automated inventory checks and re-orders. Mr. Savage said that Actylus can boost supply chain productivity by 30% and grow bottom-line revenues across a variety of industries and applications. “ACTYLUS eliminates the need for safety stock, emergency orders and inefficient, labour-intensive manual processes. This minimises overall inventory and provides a more cost-efficient solution for inventory management,” he said. “This means easy replenishment to ensure no stock outs which can result in production lines shutting down. With ACTYLUS you’ll always have the optimal amount of inventory.” The Apex cloud technology will have a number of potential applications across a range of industries such as manufacturing, transportation and fleet, automotive aftermarket, distribution and logistics, mining and quarrying, and healthcare. “Australia’s mining industry is challenged every day by tough, global competition. The timing is ideal for companies looking to become more competitive to adopt Apex automated dispensing technologies,” he said. Apex automated dispensing solutions increase productivity; lower costs and help businesses make better decisions by utilising the real-time asset and inventory insights at their fingertips. “Our customers report greater accountability, reduced consumption and better team morale after installing our solutions, says, Mr, Savage. This translates into an average savings of 30% or more. That’s real value.” -ENDS- About Apex Supply Chain Technologies: North American-based Apex Supply Chain Technologies is a global leader in automated dispensing systems for managing high-use, high-cost, mission-critical supplies, parts, tools, hand-held electronics and components in applications such as OEM manufacturing, fleet maintenance, automotive aftermarket, mining and quarrying, retail, foodservice, healthcare, veterinary medicine and more. Apex has managed more than three billion automated vending transactions and serves thousands of global clients. For more information visit www.ApexSupplyChain.com/au or call +61 2 9450 0866. Media Enquiries Kevin Dugan Senior Global Communications Executive, Apex Supply Chain Technologies +1 513-486-3243 kevin.dugan@apexsupplychain.com Lisa Rollings Heard Agency 02 8279 7876 lrollings@heardagency.com Cathy Yao Heard Agency 02 8279 7876 cyao@heardagency.com Central Innovation acquires Cadimage Group 2016-08-02T04:08:32Z central-innovation-acquires-cadimage-group Central Innovation acquires Cadimage Group SYDNEY, 2 AUGUST 2016 - Central Innovation Ltd and Cadimage Group Ltd has announced an agreement in which Central Innovation has acquired 100 per cent of the assets of Cadimage Group and Cadimage UK. This action is intended to advance Central Innovation’s mission to become a leading provider of design and workflow solutions to the manufacturing and AEC sectors in Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ). The acquisition combines the strengths of both organisations to create a comprehensive suite of OPEN BIM solutions in A/NZ. The range of solutions includes best of breed software ARCHICAD, DDS-CAD and Solibri of which Central Innovation is the exclusive distributor across A/NZ. Chief Executive Officer of Central Innovation, Max Piper, said, "with the joining of Central Innovation and Cadimage we can leverage the strengths of both teams to create complete solutions for customers across the AEC market in Australia and New Zealand." "Cadimage Group has over 27 years in New Zealand and Central Innovation has 25 years of service in Australia to AEC customers. By combining these two great companies, we are essentially placing the final puzzle piece and will be able to go to market stronger than ever.” “This really is a great step forward for both companies,” said Cadimage Group Managing Director, Campbell Yule. “For us we have found a company that values and understands our business and customers. This deal ensures that our existing team and solutions offering will continue to expand.” - Ends - About Central Innovation Central Innovation sources, builds and advises on world-class design process solutions to the manufacturing and construction industries. We have over 25 years of experience advising our customers on optimising their design, processes and systems by using the world’s most capable design and modelling software, run on the highest performing hardware, utilising the best people. We enhance this with exceptional technical expertise, specialist consulting, on-going training and education plus access to our specialist recruitment team. We are the parent company to Intercad and GRAPHISOFT Australia. Both are leading resellers in their vertical markets of CAD 3D software solutions. We are also Australia and New Zealand’s only licensed reseller of the DDS-CAD product suite. The IC3D suite of specialist software and hardware products is also part of Central Innovation. About Cadimage Group Cadimage Group distributes, develops and supports a range of design and performance evaluating software for architects, engineers and construction companies that enhance design capability and reduce risk and cost. Established in 1989 as a CAD Bureau, Cadimage Group has evolved into a customer-focused sales and support organisation in the AEC industry to distribute a wide range of products including ARCHICAD, Artlantis and Solibri Model Checker, as well as developing and exporting its own software.