The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-23T01:39:51Z GPSengine and Oner partner together to deliver tracking solution 2017-03-23T01:39:51Z gpsengine-and-oner-partner-together-to-deliver-tracking-solution Oner Electronics Technology, a market leading GPS device manufacturer, and GPSengine, an industry leading hosted platform service provider in GNSS, Telematics, IoT and Tracking, today announce a partnership bringing support for Oner's extensive device range to GPSengine’s hosted Platform Connect service. The addition of the hardware tracking device offerings, and distribution capabilities that Oner provides, presents real value to customers seeking to leverage GPSengine’s Platform Connect service with devices from Oner. About Platform Connect Platform Connect is a hosted platform service that receives, processes and stores information from GNSS, IoT’s, devices, sensors, applications and third party services. About GPSengine Based in Brisbane, Australia, GPSengine specialises in tracking, GNSS, and IoT platforms.  Recognised globally for innovation and quality, the GPSengine platforms are the result of more than 10 years working in the telematics space. With platforms catering to enterprise, GNSS, fleets, tracking, business, consumer, IoT and with support for an easy-to-skin, customisable white label solution, coupled with an extensive and growing range of supported devices, GPSengine caters to a growing global market. https://www.gpsengine.net About Oner Electronics Technology Founded in 2005 and based in Guangzhou, China, Oner is a leading GPS real time tracking solutions provider, focusing on enterprise information and the integration of GPS and wireless mobile communication (GSM / GPRS). Advances in Digital Agriculture to Take Centre Stage at International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney 2017-03-22T22:59:02Z advances-in-digital-agriculture-to-take-centre-stage-at-international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17-in-sydney Sydney, Australia – 23 March 2017 – Advances in spatial technology that enable digital agriculture, including a next-generation national positioning system and real-time monitoring of soil moisture levels from space, will take centre stage at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April. A new national positioning system accurate to between 2cm and 10cm – as opposed to 5 metres with today’s satellite-based GPS – will boost Australia’s economy by $73 billion or more over the next 20 years, much of it in agriculture, says Dr Peter Woodgate, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI). “To adopt techniques like precision agriculture and controlled traffic farming, farmers need to be able to position equipment and sensors with about 5cm accuracy. The conference will showcase space-based augmentation systems – including Australia and New Zealand’s joint initiative – which, subject to testing, are well on the way to achieving that,” said Woodgate. “Leveraging other regional efforts, such as a Japanese satellite-based system recently trialled in Queensland, it will even be possible to remotely control unmanned autonomous vehicles like driverless tractors from space.” Australia’s investments in positioning systems will not only pay off in higher agricultural exports but will create export business opportunities and new jobs in digital agriculture to aid the transition from sectors of the economy impacted by digital disruption. Woodgate and fellow Working Group Co-Chair, Glenn Cockerton, Managing Director of Spatial Vision, will make the first public presentation of the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda at Digital Earth & Locate17, outlining 30 transformative initiatives for Australia. In another highlight of the event, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will hold a special session to promote capacity building and use of data from its Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Observatory. SMAP products, which provide frequent global measurements of soil moisture from space at high spatial resolution, are freely available (http://nsidc.org/data/smap), with one of the first validation experiments carried out in Yanco, NSW. According to Phil Tickle, Program and Business Development Manager (Ag, NRM & Climate Change) at CRCSI, NASA’s SMAP data will complement data from a range of sensors used in digital agriculture, including soil moisture probes, weather stations, and animal tracking devices. Tickle is presenting the benefits of an online farm monitoring solution for the grazing industry at Digital Earth & Locate17. Called the NRM Spatial Hub, this provides access to 30 years of 30 metre resolution satellite data and tools for mapping, assessing and monitoring property infrastructure, land resources and ground cover. It is currently being commercialised by the CRCSI in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia. Tickle said the conference was an opportunity for farmers and land managers to learn about the spatial technologies transforming their industry, as well as to discuss potential issues, such as the ownership of agricultural big data. “We are seeing enormous development in digital agriculture capabilities and often farmers don’t have control of their own data,” said Tickle. “When you have sensors on farms feeding into data warehouses and generating broader benefits, why shouldn’t the farmer get a cut? And what does a farmer do if they want to change providers and their data is locked up in a proprietary system?” With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, Digital Earth & Locate17 provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data. The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy. The joint conference will be held 03-06 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. The Digital Earth & Locate17 Conference’s Market Day on Tuesday 4th April opens the exhibition to everyone and is an opportunity for private, government and start-up organisations to come together and explore collaborative and business opportunities. About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards. About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). Locksmiths’ Supply Company Selects Epicor to Manage Growth, Diversification and Distribution 2017-03-21T00:54:25Z locksmiths-supply-company-selects-epicor-to-manage-growth-diversification-and-distribution Sydney, Australia - 21 March 2017 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth today announced that Locksmiths’ Supply Company (LSC), Australia’s market leader in the wholesale distribution of locksmithing hardware and security products, chose to implement its cloud deployed enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP. LSC, first incorporated in 1926 with rich family history, offers high quality locksmithing, security and hardware products to the Australian market. The business attributes its consistent and significant growth during the last decade to its ability to change and adapt alongside the rapidly evolving security industry. Keeping pace with the industry as it moves from a mechanical environment to a digital one, LSC has developed a vast range of over 30,000 hardware, software and service products and maintained a focus on being the distributor of choice for new security technology and products in Australia. The company’s growth, diversification and complexity led it to seek a contemporary ERP solution, one that could manage all supply chain and distribution efforts as well as provide top-line visibility into critical business information. “Security is a growth industry and technological advancements are being made all the time. Our staff are used to seeing smart technology built into the products we sell, from the humble car key right up to home automation, commercial and automotive security,” said Paul Newton, LSC’s project team leader. “In order to remain competitive and retain staff, the onus was on us as managers to provide modern software which is flexible, intuitive and instinctive rather than proprietary, complex and unwieldy.” LSC wanted an ERP solution that in addition to supply and distribution functionality would also reduce the manual sharing of information between staff and could centralise access to this information for greater transparency. During the procurement process, LSC discovered a great fit in Epicor ERP software. “We knew we needed streamlined processes in terms of supply and distribution in order to continue to grow,” said Newton. “In addition, we wanted some specific functionality which Epicor offers and when we realised the potential for Epicor to become a real, strategic partner to us, the decision to change systems was obvious.” “We churn out huge volumes of orders and have to make sure we supply customers as efficiently as possible without introducing time delays into the supply chain. With Epicor ERP, staff will be able to complete more sophisticated demand forecasting, and also maintain the integrity of our stock and manage our national supply chain even more effectively,” said Newton. “Epicor ERP offers its customers the industry-specific functionality and flexibility they need to help support their customer base and supply chain,” said Vince Randall, vice president for Australia and New Zealand, Epicor Software. “LSC has grown alongside technological advancements in security and the implementation of Epicor ERP will streamline functions such as sales and order management, warehouse management, inventory optimisation and forecasting. This will permit them to focus on bringing new technologies to market and training and servicing their customer base, growing even further.”   The Ultimate Environmental Choice - Green Recycling Of Automobiles 2017-03-15T23:59:59Z the-ultimate-environmental-choice-green-recycling-of-automobiles It may not seem like an ideal choice to reuse good quality parts from another vehicle, but the resulting savings in energy, raw materials and reduction in pollution is great. You will be helping to sustain a modern global recycling industry using green recycled parts that reclaim over 12 million vehicles across Australia annually. The ultimate way to benefit the environment is auto recycling. An automobile is the most recycled product on earth. It not only prevents unnecessary use of valuable landfill but also keeps a flood of dangerous toxins from being released into the ground and water. You will be preserving scarce and valuable natural resources by reducing the need for new parts to be manufactured and cutting down on the resulting pollution. Important Environmental Facts 1. Do you know that over 80% of the entire car by weight is reused, remanufactured or recycled in the automobile recycling industry.2. Recycled parts save approximately 80 million barrels of oil per year that is used to produce new replacement parts.3. About 40% of the ferrous metal for the scrap processing industry comes from the auto recycling industry across Australia.4. Steel mill’s air pollution can be reduced as much as 86% and water pollution by 76% by substituting low-sulphur scrap metal for high-sulphur raw ore. The Process Oil, gas and operating fluids pose a significant threat to the environment. Trained technicians at vehicle recycling industry carefully drain all the fluids and store them for reuse or recycling. In order to prevent any groundwater contamination, special equipment and methods are used. Approximately 40 litres of fluid are removed from each car and are either used in the facility itself or recycled to be responsibly disposed of. The remaining unusable part of the vehicle is then crushed and sent to the shredder to be broken down into fist-sized pieces for recovery. Then valuable metals are separated from ferrous and non-ferrous using a huge magnet and reused to make new vehicles and other products you buy… and the cycle repeats. To determine which parts are appropriate for reuse, each vehicle is inspected well enough. The make, model along with the VIN number and mileage of vehicle and year are recorded in order to provide accurate inventory data for the store. Batteries, tires and gas tanks are all removed to be recycled, reused or disposed of appropriately. The vehicle is then transferred to the dismantling unit where parts are removed, inspected and readied for resale. Each part of the vehicle is tagged, coded and entered into a computerised inventory system to be properly stored to be sold online. Want to be part of this eco-friendly industry? Call WA Car Removals Perth at 0422 622 617 and get rid of your unwanted car right now! Spatial Startup Companies to Share the Latest Innovations at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 2017-03-14T00:00:19Z spatial-startup-companies-to-share-the-latest-innovations-at-the-international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17 Sydney, Australia – 14 March 2017 – Virtual reality, drones and multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems are among the innovations to be showcased in the Startup Hub at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17, taking place from 3-6 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. The Startup Hub is designed to bring innovators and providers of the latest spatial technologies to the attention of scientists, surveyors, businesses and government. It will be located in the exhibition hall throughout the conference, including the free Market Day on Tuesday 4th April. All exhibition visitors are invited to try out the new technologies and the new opportunities they provide. Virtual reality to reimagine the world Forum8 is demonstrating its custom 3D visualisation and virtual reality (VR) software. Complete with an Oculus VR headset, the demonstration will showcase the future of 3D experiences. Forum8’s VR-Design Studio is specifically focused on 3D VR/visualisation of urban spaces, roads and traffic, and rail. It provides a full environment for visualising a concept, including Australian terrain (DEM) and road design-type tools, vehicles and traffic settings. It is also possible to import data from a range of sources, including point cloud, road design tools and traffic simulations. The software is also used with driving simulators in engineering studies and human factors research. Rapid-fire spatial data capture Spatial Technologies Pty Ltd will showcase ground breaking technologies that are the results of research and development completed in 2016. This includes new and existing technologies like 3D laser scanning, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) point clouds and light sensors. A number of projects utilising a combination of these will be showcased, including rapid tree inspections, street light management and asset management. Multi-satellite solutions SURVEY SOLUTIONS will use the Startup Hub for its Australian launch following successful sales of its SOUTH GNSS multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems receiver in New Zealand. The receiver uses the latest GNSS boards to receive the full constellation of satellites available, weighs less than 1kg and is affordably priced compared with competing products. Giving meaning to spatial data Professional spatial problem solvers, Anditi, will also be on hand to show how spatial analytics can solve everything from energy sources to safety. The company is showcasing its next generation platform for high-precision spatial analytics and its application in a range of industries such as solar, property, roads and infrastructure, mining, and environment. It has been designed and built in Australia to revolutionise the management, processing and visualisation of spatial big data such as high-resolution LiDAR. Anditi will also be highlighting use cases across natural and built environments where its application is benefiting clients with lower costs and higher quality outcomes. The Startup Hub will be held in the exhibition halls of the Digital Earth & Locate17 Conference from 3-6 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, the event provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data. The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy. About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards. About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). HTM K.K. takes over Skybus transfer and Sprint taxi operations in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan 2017-03-10T01:43:32Z htm-k-k-takes-over-skybus-transfer-and-sprint-taxi-oerpations-in-niseko-hokkaido-japan HTM K.K. is delighted to announce that it will take over Skybus and Sprint Taxi operations from Skybus K.K. in June 2017. Airport transfers, Kutchan taxi services and area tours will continue to operate as now with Skybus booking transfers direct with guests and through a wide range of travel and hotel companies. Founder and managing director of Skybus, Jeremy Churchill, will continue as manager of Skybus and Sprint Taxi, as will the drivers and staff of Skybus.  Chris Pickering, Director and General Manager of HTM, said: “Airport and local transport impact all visitors to Niseko so this is an area which is very important to our customers and the continued success and growth of the resort. HTM and Skybus have worked together for many years and extending HTM’s services to transfers and taxis for guests was a step that we have been considering for some time. Skybus and Sprint Taxi operations and staff will remain based in Kutchan and we will bring the back office resources of HTM to grow the business and improve services for all visitors to the resort." Jeremy Churchill commented: "I'm excited to see the next step in the evolution of Skybus and Sprint Taxi and believe that the company is in the right hands going forward. The whole team are very much looking forward to being part of the HTM group." For any queries or information please contact Chris Pickering. Family Business, Where are You Taking This Rocket You’ve Built? 2017-03-09T22:44:24Z family-business-where-are-you-taking-this-rocket-you-ve-built Unfortunately, many families become so involved in the day-to-day running of their business that they lose sight of their long-term aspirations. Investing the time to develop and maintain a shared vision is crucial, as it ensures there are coherent beliefs in place to unify your family and business for the long term.  Communication plays an integral role in developing a shared vision -- by regularly taking on board the long-term views and aspirations of its multi-generational members, a family business is better equipped to weather the seas of change from generation to generation. However, failure to settle on a shared vision can have catastrophic consequences. David Bentall, Former President and CEO at Dominion Construction Canada, gives an example (watch the full video over at Insights after you have logged in here). “My dad and my uncle were building an enterprise and they each had a completely different vision. Where were they taking this rocket ship they’d built? …Tragically, looking back on it, it became a contest of wills. My dad and my uncle, after working with each other for 40 years, lost their relationship and the family business was ultimately sold.”   Establishing a structured way of discussing and reviewing the family, its capital and values, can help to resolve hidden conflicts like this before they cause damage. It results in a more harmonious family and business culture, as everyone recognizes their interdependence and takes better care to maintain their relationships. Because everyone is equally invested – and equally accountable – for the direction the business is heading in, family members feel rewarded for any future success in ways that they genuinely value. Successful development of a shared vision often involves asking one simple question: why do we choose to be in business together? By constantly looking to address this question through open, clear communication, a family business can adjust its direction according to feedback, putting itself in a strong position to sustain its long-term legacy.  Contact us to find out how we help family businesses create their shared vision. Or here is Our 5 Step Solution for how we help family businesses. Transport and Funding Priorities in WA 2017-03-09T05:35:18Z transport-and-funding-priorities-in-wa In the lead up to the WA State Election on March 11th 2017, transport infrastructure continues to loom large as a debated topic for the state. In this exciting and transitionary period, the 8th Annual WA Major Projects Conference 2017 will illuminate transport priorities for the State. Transport infrastructure is a fundamental topic for discussion as the government debates which projects should be a priority for the State, shaping the economic prosperity and infrastructure future for the region. The Perth Freight Link, Western Australia’s largest infrastructure project to date, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State governments, received an additional investment of $326 million by the State government in the last budget. The project envisions three road upgrades and developments as well as a Heavy Vehicle Charge. Expected to rehaul the entire transport network in Perth, the Link forms a key part of the Conference agenda. Main Roads Western Australia Project Director, Mark Hazebroek, will outline the key benefits of the Link for commuters across the State and provide project timelines. As the transport sector continues to be huge priority for the state, the Western Australian Government is investing $1.8 billion in key roads and public transport infrastructure. WA Department of Transport, Acting Managing Director, Steve Beyer will discuss the State Government’s Transport @3.5 Million People and Beyond plan at the Conference. The plan sets forth a revolutionary long term vision of a new transport network for Perth’s growing population. The plan will keep people and freight traveling as the city expands.    Western Australia’s economy continues to readjust since the end of the mining construction boom, transitioning from predominantly resource investment and construction driven growth to a more diversified economic environment. As focus shifts to new sectors such as tourism, agriculture, education and technology, Chief Economist Rick Newnham, from the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will discuss new challenges and opportunities for the state at the WA Major Projects Conference. Project funding will also inform the Conference agenda as the Western Australian government is tasked with improving infrastructure whilst facing budget pressures, with a weakening ability to finance major projects. Executive Director in WA and NT at ACIL, Allen Consulting, John Nicolaou will explore planning and funding alternatives such as user-pays, public-private partnership and privatisation. The 8th Annual WA Major Projects Conference is taking place on the 20th- 21st of June at the Perth Convention and 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 International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 to Boost Collaboration in Intelligent Transport and Smart Cities 2017-03-07T01:29:34Z international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17-to-boost-collaboration-in-intelligent-transport-and-smart-cities Sydney, Australia – 7 March 2017 – With driverless vehicles and drones poised for mass adoption, the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April provides a forum for government, industry and start-ups to collaborate and become players in the emerging global Smart Cities industry. “Mobility as a Service is transforming our cities and the spatial industry and technology start-ups are key parts of that,” says Susan Harris, CEO of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia. Harris – the keynote speaker for the Digital Earth & Locate17 conference’s Intelligent Transport stream – will outline the latest global developments and the pathways for Australia to leverage connected and automated vehicles, big data and positioning technologies. “We need to be ready in Australia. We are well placed to be part of the global Smart Cities technology industry, creating business opportunities and ensuring that our cities remain as liveable as they can be,” says Harris. “But technology is moving very quickly and early collaboration is vital.” The capture and exchange of rich 2D and 3D spatial information will increasingly underpin transport networks and cities. Driverless vehicles, for example, will constantly survey road conditions – sharing information about potholes, ice and other hazards – so other driverless vehicles, and human drivers, can avoid them. Even minor road damage like cracks will be captured and shared so authorities can schedule repairs and prevent further deterioration. Drones will also play an increasing role in the capture of 3D data, and later as a new layer of autonomous transport. “How does that spatial information get captured, managed and shared back out in ways that are reliable, safe, and commercially viable?” says Harris. “Australia is strong in both positioning technologies and big data, but we need to develop further skills and industry collaboration, including information sharing arrangements.” With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, Digital Earth & Locate17 provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data. The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy. The joint conference will be held 03-06 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. The Digital Earth & Locate17 Conference’s Market Day on Tuesday 4th April opens the exhibition to everyone and is an opportunity for private, government and start-up organisations to come together and explore collaborative and business opportunities. About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards. About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). Xplore Receives Initial $350K Order from One of World’s Largest Tire Manufacturers 2017-03-02T10:41:14Z xplore-receives-initial-350k-order-from-one-of-world-s-largest-tire-manufacturers Sydney, Australia, March. 3, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it has fulfilled an initial $350,000 order for Bobcat Fully Rugged Tablet PCs, spare batteries, chargers and DC adapters for a leading global tire manufacturer. The mobile computing solution will provide workers with real-time insights regarding inventory levels, order details, and other logistical actions to facilitate greater responsiveness and productivity amidst the fluctuating demands of today’s manufacturing environment.  Additional orders are anticipated as the customer expands its worldwide deployment of the Bobcat mobility solution to additional logistics operations and shop floor workflows across multiple manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities. “Manufacturers are under intense pressure to deliver high quality goods on often inflexible deadlines,” said Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Sales of Xplore. “They must react quickly as orders, and order changes, arrive in order to avoid disruptions in production and eliminate waste in warehouses and on assembly lines. Our real-world experience with numerous Xplore customers has demonstrated time after time that mobilising workers with best-in-class rugged tools delivering real-time updates and facilitating fast action within the operation is the most effective and cost-efficient solution. That’s why this customer chose Xplore rugged tablets as its primary mobile computer for its manufacturing facilities.” The Bobcat offers the precise level of flexibility, performance and reliability required to minimise the complexity of this customer’s high-volume operations. It also provides a solid, and highly scalable, foundation for their evolving IT systems architecture, offering the right level of compatibility and support for new automation, data analytic and IoT solutions. For more information on Xplore’s manufacturing mobility solutions, please visit www.xploretech.com/manufacturing. Information about the Xplore Bobcat fully rugged tablet can be found at www.xploretech.com/bobcat. 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 specialised 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 materialise, 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. SLR Announces Expansion of Advisory Services 2017-02-28T06:35:26Z slr-announces-expansion-of-advisory-services Leading environmental and advisory firm, SLR Consulting has recently announced the expansion of services in its Asia Pacific region with the introduction of a Highways and Transportation Planning team.       Previously only serviced from the European region, SLR’s local team of traffic engineers and transport planners have extensive experience in the planning and design of transport projects for public sector, private and commercial clients.  The team have a detailed knowledge of design standards, assessment techniques and procedures relating to transportation planning and have a proven track record in providing prompt strategic level advice with a sound commercial understanding. Transport Engineer Shane Healey has been appointed as Technical Discipline Manager and will be based from the company’s Brisbane Office.   Commenting on the new technical capability in the region, Shane remarked: “I am excited to establish SLR’s transport advisory services in Asia Pacific and offer new and existing clients a comprehensive technical advisory solution.  Our aim is to provide clients strategic support in maximising the benefits and managing the risks associated with investment in transport infrastructure through the provision of innovative expertise in the fields of traffic engineering and transportation planning.  Shane is joined in Brisbane by former colleagues Jeff Baczynski, Brett McClurg and Kris Stone who together have an impressive 75 years combined experience. Asia Pacific Regional Manager Paul Gardiner added: “The addition of our Highways and Transportation Planning team aligns with the company’s strategy of strengthening and diversifying existing services in other geographies.  It’s a very exciting time for SLR’s technical growth and we are thrilled to welcome Shane and his team to the APAC operations”. SLR’s clients in this market cover the full scope of infrastructure owners, sponsors, funders and operators in both the public and private sector, together with the supporting investment, contracting and advisory community. Paperless Warehousing Completes a WMS Changeover for Montague Cold Storage 2017-02-23T04:41:24Z paperless-warehousing-completes-a-wms-changeover-for-montague-cold-storage Last week, Montague Cold Storage re-deployed PW's reputable WMS solution which is the existing Paperless Solution Montague’s have been using for years at their four other sites replacing another standalone WMS at their Truganina DC. This changeover came after Montague saw an immediate need for a more efficient, flexible, stable and scalable warehousing system, in response to the ongoing success with organisations such as Allied Mills, Patties Foods, Murray Goulburn, Bega Cheese and Warrnambool Cheese and Butter to name a few. Implemented and integrated with their customers’ interfaces, PW’s WMS enables Montague to instantly move new customers onto its system quickly and efficiently, eliminating manual entry, and better managing their overall warehouse and distribution functions. The flexibility and scalability of the platform also allows Montague to handle any unpredictable changes in their future operations. “I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all the staff at PW for a flawless implementation and migration to their WMS at our Truganina facility. The changeover was done promptly and with zero downtime, as if we were replacing a wing on a flying aeroplane. PW’s exceptional service and technical expertise brought a fantastic result for Montague, and I look forward to continuing the relationship”, said Michael Foreshew, Head of IT at the Montague Group. “Having access to a scalable Warehouse Management Solution with guaranteed efficiency gains has become a necessity, rather than a luxury for food distributors, grocery retailers and the logistics companies that support them”, said Scott Symons, at Paperless Warehousing. “PW’s expertise as a WMS innovator is proven among many food and beverage distributors, FMCG’s, retail operators, third party logistics companies and many others. I am pleased to see Montague migrate their entire cold storage operations to PW. Together, we have a heritage of over 15 years of successful business together and are looking forward to continuing our relationship for many more years to come”. Truganina is Montague’s 5th Distribution Centre to deploy PW’s WMS platform, with the other 4 located at (Tullamarine, West Melbourne, Keysborough and Allansford). The Advent of Disruptive Transport Infrastructure for Queensland 2017-02-22T01:44:15Z the-advent-of-disruptive-transport-infrastructure-for-queensland   With the rapid emergence of disruptive technologies taking hold around the world, Queensland is examining its transport infrastructure priorities as the State moves towards a connected transport future. The rise of disruptive technology and autonomous vehicles has major implications for Queensland’s transport network and road users. In the next decade, advances in autonomous driving technology are expected to change not only driving itself, but the idea of car ownership. The move towards ridesharing through services such as Uber and GoCatch has already transformed traditional transport services, offering increased freedom and flexibility from public transport. Autonomous vehicles will further compound this change, as road and urban grids undergo a wholesale transformation. A move towards sustainable urban mobility, autonomous vehicles would prove safer and reduce pollution and congestion. Rates of personal vehicle ownership would also drop dramatically. The first highly to fully automated vehicles are predicted to be on the market between 2020 and 2025. The Queensland Government has also invested in other solutions for congested transport networks through infrastructure projects. The Cross River Rail project is the State Government’s highest priority infrastructure project and the key to unlocking rail capacity throughout the South East Queensland rail network. The Inland Rail, a strategic project that will move freight transport off overcrowded roads and provide a vital link between Queensland and Southern Australia, including Perth and Adelaide. The Inland Rail will have wider benefits for other Australian states, allowing freight travelling from Brisbane to Melbourne to bypass the busy Sydney network.  The 8th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference 2017 will draw together expert transport industry professionals to address urgent issues and solutions to Queensland’s transport infrastructure alongside the rise of a disruptive technology future. The Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference will discuss the impact of car sharing and self-driving vehicles on future mobility. The Conference will also see a panel discussion on reshaping the future of cities with autonomous vehicles. Panellists will address key topics such as how autonomous vehicles may become more mainstream and widely adopted, investigating the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the urban landscape and the aspect of insurance and legislation of autonomous vehicles. Head of Public Policy and Expansion at GoCatch, Chad Hardy will look at Australia embracing disruptive technology such as ride sharing. The 8th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference 2017 will take place on the 23-24th May at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention 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 Aviation Services Services Provider AIR360 Reopens Tullamarine Fabric Shop 2017-02-17T03:44:22Z aviation-services-services-provider-air360-reopens-tullamarine-fabric-shop Six months since the previous operator closed the fabric shop at Tullamarine, services company AIR360 has started producing carpets and curtains in the Little Groups' Melbourne Aviation Precinct. Following a successful CASA audit last week, AIR360 now adds carpets, curtains and seat covers to their already broad manufacturing production certificate and a second location in addition to their Gold Coast head office and workshop. AIR360 company Director Jason Hazell spoke at the official opening, "We're really excited to bring some aviation manufacturing capability back to the Australian industry, we've been working up to this for the last six months and it's great to see and hear the cutters and sewing machines buzzing again. The team at MAP have been fantastic in helping us get the shop set up how we wanted and have played a big part in getting us up and running". Not only does the reopening give a boost the industry, it's also helped several of the workers affected by the closure of Bower Aero. "We've reached out to some of the former staff and been able to reemploy them with AIR360 which is been a very rewarding experience" Mr Hazell said. With orders for VIP aircraft fitouts and carpet sets for airlines such as Tigerair already rolling in the business is looking forward to a sustained growth over the next six months and is hopeful to ramp up production even further during the remainder of the year. Structured Cabling Market is expected to reach $13.13 Billion by 2020 2017-02-15T08:00:43Z structured-cabling-market-is-expected-to-reach-13-13-billion-by-2020-1 According to a new market research report "Structured Cabling Market by Solution Type (Products, Services and Software), Vertical (IT & Telecommunication, Residential & Commercial, Government & Education, Transportation, Industrial and Others) and geography - Global forecast to 2020", the global structured cabling market was valued at $7.72 Billion in 2014 and is expected to reach up to $13.13 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 9.0% between 2015 and 2020. • Download Informational PDF Brochure :- http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=199394143 Browse 69 tables and 92 figures spread through 179 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Structured Cabling Market - Global forecast to 2020"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/structured-cabling-market-199394143.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. Structured cabling system can be defined as a set of cables & connectivity products that are used for the integration of various management systems to enable the transmission of voice, data, and video signals. The structured cabling market has faced its highs and lows, however has managed to register a healthy growth rate. This market is expected to witness moderate growth during the forecast period. The demand for high-speed connectivity devices & systems, trend of data center convergence, and expansion of the communication infrastructure are some of the primary factors that are contributing to the growth of this market. The extensive growth of LED lighting systems market, transition from analog to IP-based video surveillance systems, and increasing usage of FTTH/FTTP are expected to drive the market in the future. This report provides a detailed analysis of the overall structured cabling market and segments the same based on component, application, vertical, and geography. The objective of the research study was to analyze the market trends for each of the industries, the growth rates of the various solution types, and the demand comparison for all industry verticals. The structured cabling market has been segmented based on solution type into products, services, and software which are the crucial components of a structured cabling system which is formed by the integration of various management systems to combine the voice, data, and video signals. Apart from the market segmentation, the report also covers the Porter’s Five Forces analysis, the market’s value chain with a detailed process flow diagram, and the market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the overall structured cabling market. The major players in the structured cabling market have also been profiled in this report. The company profile section covers the profiles of the top 10 players in this market. 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