The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2014-09-02T01:04:53Z USB Wall Socket Version 2 Release black aluminium socket now avalible 2014-09-02T01:04:53Z usb-wall-socket-version-2-release Gain a competitive edge over your competition by providing a cutting edge product that today's consumers want and need.Introducing the future of power sockets. Leading the industry with our patented, USB Wall Socket. www.usbwallsocket.com.au leaves you with a double GPO as well as two added usb sockets. Our socket is patent approved in Australia and New Zealand. More products are being charged by USB input from mobile phones to power tools... so if not every socket then at least every dwelling should have at least one by their bed side table, in their bathroom and in their kitchen.Our wall sockets retro fit into any existing GPO and are available in various colours. https://www.usbwallsocket.com.au Never pay to replace a charger again. With a USB Wall Socket 2014-09-01T08:51:57Z never-pay-to-replace-a-charger-agian Introducing the future of USB Wall Power Sockets. Never Pay to replace a charger again. USB Wall Socket has a twin USB powered 5 Volt 3.5 AMP socketand is SAA certified. Perfect for charging mobile phones includingipads, mac air, ipods, tablets, most hand held devices,tools etc. No longer do you need those bulky charging transformers that take up to much room on the socket or go missing. Your device plugs straightin to the USB Wall Socket on the power point and leaves the 2 240v plugs free for your normal home appliances. All our range are direct replacementsto the standard Australian double power point. So no messy wiring issues, however a qualified electrician is recommended to do the swap or install. Available in various colours or custom make. Visit our websitewww.usbwallsocket.com.au USB Wall Socket Aluminium white www.usbwallsocket.com.au 2014-09-01T08:28:25Z power-points-with-twin-usb-charging-ports Introducing the future of USB Wall Power Sockets. ENERGY EFFICIENT USB WALL SOCKET USB Wall Socket has a twin USB powered 5 Volt 3.5 AMP socketand is SAA certified. Perfect for charging mobile phones includingipads, mac air, ipods, tablets, most hand held devices,tools etc. No longer do you need those bulky charging transformers that take up to much room on the socket or go missing. Your device plugs straightin to the USB Wall Socket on the power point and leaves the 2 240v plugs free for your normal home appliances. All our range are direct replacementsto the standard Australian double power point. So no messy wiring issues, however a qualified electrician is recommended to do the swap or install. Available in various colours or custom make. Visit our websitewww.usbwallsocket.com.au usb wall socket white GPO www.usbwallsocket.com.au 2014-09-01T08:25:56Z power-points-with-twin-usb-charging-ports-1 Our 5volt twin USB wall socket draws no power and remains on stand by until a usb socket is inserted. Then it can charge up to 3.5amp or 17watt. There is no other wall socket that can charge that AMP. This will charge any usb socket including games,phones,cameras,tablets,GPS units,wireless device,power tools. Almost any usb can be charged on our Australian designed usb wall socket. Once it is charging a dim LED light is shown, this go out once fully charge. An added bonus is our night glow viable in the dark. whilst there are other company's selling copy cat socket on ebay etc be assured to come to the original USB wall socket for peace of mind and a quality assured product. www.usbwallsocket.com.au Web Design Xperts – A New Face in Melbourne website designing 2014-09-01T07:29:00Z web-design-xperts-a-new-face-in-melbourne-website-designing Here is a news for all businessmen in Melbourne. Web Design Xperts is now ready to serve you with its exclusively dynamic and highly functional website designs for your business. Web design Xperts calls itself as one of the reliable Web designing companies available in Melbourne. Web design Xperts will provide end to end solutions for designing logo, websites, web development and many more. We understand the needs of our clients and provide them with the excellent and unparallel designs that no competitors can beat us. In today’s world where you can see a gradual increase in the online business and the demands of the ventures for their websites has increased with the increasing trend of website development. This is mainly because every business wants to reach to their global market. Web design Xperts undertake the projects of creating web-pages and looking after certain important aspects of the website like collecting the content, designing the website, documentation and applications that resides on the web server. We take care of the things about what a website demands and what your customer demands. We know how to maintain the balance between your customers and your web design.Web Design Xperts is one of the most advance Website Design and Development Company in Melbourne that believes in providing its customers with only excellent and good quality work. Our website designers provide a very competitive edge to your website and will boost the attractiveness of your website. We design your website by measuring each and every website with its required parameters and will offer you a full fledge website fulfilling all your requirements including very nascent details.AboutWeb design Xperts is located in Melbourne, Australia and is well known for its unique and competitive web designs. We always strive for excellence and quality. We have earned prestige and are reputed among our clients. We have the zeal to help you in maximizing your online business across the globe by using all the latest tools and techniques available in the market today. AddressLevel 10, 50 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, AustraliaCall :1300 551 862Fax : (03) 8678 1269Mail : info@webdesignxperts.com.auContact - http://webdesignxperts.com.au/contact-us/ Goodstart top of the class for childcare centre satisfaction 2014-09-01T05:06:06Z goodstart-top-of-the-class-for-childcare-centre-satisfaction One in five parents claim their child has suffered a serious injury in childcare. That’s one of the findings of a study by consumer satisfaction research company Canstar Blue, which also reveals that almost half of parents say their child has returned from childcare with bumps and bruises. According to the survey, two in five mums and dads are worried that childcare staff don’t pay enough attention to their child and almost half of those questioned feel guilty for leaving their child in childcare. Canstar Blue surveyed almost 400 parents on their childcare centre expectations and found that more than 80% are generally happy with the care their child receives. However, three in five believe childcare centre staff should do more to educate their child, not just look after them. The average daily childcare spend of the parents surveyed was $80. “The safety and security of childcare centres is of the utmost importance to parents, but getting good value for money is also highly desired,” said Canstar Blue spokesman Simon Downes. “Childcare centres having a good educational program is almost as important to parents as the quality of care provided. “And many providers seem to be getting it right. Four in five parents told us the food their childcare centre provides is of a good, healthy standard and the same number said they receive good feedback from their childcare centre on what their child has been doing during the day.” Goodstart Early Learning has received Canstar Blue’s Most Satisfied Customers Award 2014 – Childcare Centres. Goodstart achieved five-star ratings for security and safety, quality of care provided, educational programs and overall satisfaction. “We are pleased to receive the Canstar Blue award for Most Satisfied Customers,” said Heather Finlayson, General Manager-Strategy, Goodstart Early Learning. “It is wonderful that Australia’s families have recognised the important work of our educators in providing high quality early learning and care in our centres. “We are particularly proud of the 5/5 rating we received for educational programs as we are committed to providing quality early learning programs, tailored to the individual learning and development needs of all our children.” Goodstart also received four-star ratings for its wait list length, playtime activities, nutrition provided and value for money. Meanwhile G8 Education rated well for security and safety, educational programs and overall satisfaction. Leading Independent Stockbroker BBY Initiates Coverage On INVIGOR GROUP (ASX:IVO) With a Buy Recommendation. 2014-09-01T02:51:15Z leading-independent-stockbroker-bby-initiates-coverage-on-invigor-group-asx-ivo-with-a-buy-recommendation Australia and New Zealand’s largest independent stockbroker BBY have initiated Research on  ASX listed Invigor Group With a BUY recommendation. Invigor Group which is a leading information technology and digital solutions company is headed by Gary Cohen has doubled its share price in the last 2 months. Currently at 8.5cents. BBY have a Target  price of 12 cents  within the next 12 months.   Mr Gary Cohen, Executive Chairman of Invigor, said: “We are very excited with BBY initiating research coverage and in working alongside them to assist us in delivering some of our corporate initiatives.”  Adam Blumenthal from BBY said:  “Gary Cohen previously took iSOFT from a start-up with 10 people and $2 million dollars revenue to over 5,000 staff and $500 million dollars revenue in over 40 countries establishing iSOFT as one of the top 5 global health IT companies.  We are pleased to be involved with Invigor Group and Gary Cohen and working with him and their team to build Invigor into a large and successful company.” About Invigor Group Limited Invigor Group is a leading information technology and digital solutions company. It specialises in innovative business intelligence, big data solutions which are supported by strategic consulting, development and marketing services.  Invigor delivers its products and services across a broad range of industries including: consumer electronics, automotive, financial and insurance, pharmaceuticals, apparel and home wares. About BBY Limited BBY Limited is a leading independent Australian Stockbroker. BBY delivers a broad range of strategic corporate services, focusing on growth-driven Australian, New Zealand and Chinese companies. BBY has raised over A$2.4 billion worth of capital in the past 5 years and has ASX turnover of A$2.4 billion per month, with offices in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Europe and New York. Philips appoints a new leader for Australia and New Zealand 2014-09-01T00:00:00Z philips-appoints-a-new-leader-for-australia-and-new-zealand Sydney, Australia – Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced the appointment of Kevin Barrow as both Country Manager for Philips Australia and New Zealand, and General Manager for Philips Healthcare for Australia and New Zealand, effective 22 August 2014.  Kevin oversees the Philips businesses in Australia and New Zealand, leading a team of more than 700 employees. He is tasked with capitalising on societal trends and growth opportunities to further strengthen Philips’ market leadership and with building innovation through new business models as well as solutions and services. In his combined role as country manager and general manager for healthcare, Kevin reports to Harjit Gill, Chief Executive Officer Philips ASEAN Pacific and to Arjen Radder, President Philips Healthcare Asia Pacific, respectively. He is based at Philips’ Australia and New Zealand corporate office in Sydney.  Chief Executive Officer of Philips ASEAN Pacific, Harjit Gill said, "Kevin is well - positioned to lead our team in Australia and New Zealand given his proven track record in growing businesses, building long term strategic partnerships and transforming business models. Bringing with him a vision for the future and a comprehensive understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges ahead, I am confident Kevin’s experiences will build on our successes and drive Philips’ ambition to bring meaningful innovations to the market.” Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry across a broad range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies. He joins Philips from Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a global medical technology firm where he was the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand since 2006. Prior to this, he held several senior sales and marketing management roles at pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly Australia.  He holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia and has a Master of Science (Hons) from the Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand. “I’m pleased to join Philips at this important time in the company’s transformation as it focuses on solving complex challenges through meaningful innovations which address people’s needs. I look forward to the opportunity to lead a dynamic team, partnering and collaborating with stakeholders across the public and private sectors. Only through these collaborations can we seize the opportunities and confront the challenges that face our society today and tomorrow,” said Kevin. In his healthcare portfolio, Kevin will spearhead Philips’ efforts to address top societal challenges in Australia and New Zealand, such as the fact that more than seven million, or one in four Australians, are affected by chronic health conditions(1) or that impaired alertness contributes to serious workplace and road crash injuries in Australia, costing the health system $5 billion dollars each year(2). These circumstances strain existing healthcare infrastructure and increase the need to use scarce health care resources more efficiently. Philips is working with a broad coalition of industry and government stakeholders through several research initiatives to help Australia’s healthcare system include different models of care. (1) Altman L, Fernando S, Holt S, Maeder A, Margelis G, Morgan G: “One in Four Lives – The Future of Telehealth in Australia”, AIIA, Sydney, March 2014 http://www.aiia.com.au/  (2) Williams, A., Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, 15th Selection Round Briefing Document, Application number 20120027 ENDS For further information, please contact: Albertine Schor Philips Corporate Communications  Australia and New Zealand Tel: +61 427 915 643 E-mail: albertine.schor@philips.com  About Royal Philips: Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.  Bosses to be faced with new mental health minefield 2014-08-29T09:06:08Z bosses-to-be-faced-with-new-mental-health-minefield Now more than ever employers are at increasing risk of costly legal action if they fail to address mental health issues in the workplace properly. Many employers are unaware that they could face discrimination claims if they refused jobs or promotions to those with mental health problems. Many employers remain ignorant about their obligations under the new nationally harmonised laws, business owners can now be taken to court for failing to provide a safe workplace for a staff member with a mental illness. Mentioning a mental health problem as part of workplace gossip could also be seen as a breach privacy laws. Mental health expert Tasha Broomhall of mental health consultancy Blooming Minds, said "If nearly six out of 10 of managers don't understand the signs, symptoms and indicators of mental illness, they're unlikely to respond appropriately in the workplace, unlikely to support staff and, critically, are likely to increase the personal impact on the worker involved.” A Blooming Minds survey of 102 people, two-thirds interviewed from WA, showed only one in 10 workplaces had a clear understanding of mental health policy. The survey showed 42 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with a condition and of those who revealed this information to their employer, 85 per cent claimed the manager's reaction made their illness worse. ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONS Don’t wait for employees slip through the cracks. Take the initiative and ensure a healthy mental workspace for your workers. WHS Solutions can help you in ensuring your employees have all their mental health requirements met as well as helping you comply with all other workplace health and safety regulations. WHS Solutions provides you with a customised service at a fixed fee to suit your specific occupation safety and health needs within your budget parameters. WHS Solutions gives you access to a vast industry pool of knowledge and expertise which ensures your business will be treated with care and sensitivity. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.au Telephone: 08 9427 1788 Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/  Epson Launches SureLab D700 Desktop Printer at The Digital Playground alongside Print & Share Kiosk, Stylus Photo R3000, Stylus Pro 3880 and Stylus Pro 7900 printers and the Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner 2014-08-29T08:56:12Z epson-launches-surelab-d700-desktop-printer-at-the-digital-playground-alongside-print-amp-share-kiosk-stylus-photo-r3000-stylus-pro-3880-and-stylus-pro-7900-printers-and-the-epson-perfection-v700-photo-scanner The Digital Playground promotes technology and digital lifestyle products in the world of photo imaging and at this year’s expo Epson will be launching its new SureLab D700 photo printer, a mini desktop version of the highly acclaimed SureLab D3000. Sitting alongside the SureLab D700 will be Epson’s Print & Share Kiosk and demonstrations of its Stylus Photo R3000, Stylus Pro 3880 and Stylus Pro 7900 printers.   The SureLab D700 presents an incredible powerful desktop photo printer to the commercial world. Simple to operate with a compact, lightweight design the SureLab D700 has been specifically designed for commercial photo and photo merchandise production. Much like its big brother the SureLab D3000, the SL-D700 produces high quality consumer, business and professional photo prints, along with ID and passport photos, menus, awards, cards and fliers. The new SL-D700 has been manufactured to easily provide print durable colour and black and white images on gloss, lustre and matte media and can produce prints sized from 102mm x 89mm to 210mm x 1000mm. The SL-D700 is no slouch either and is capable of producing up to 360 6" x 4" production quality photos per hour. Users are able to print direct from common photo applications or via the optional Epson Order Control software that has integrated job costing, scheduling, image editing and colour control.   Taking its place on the stand and representing the world of A3+ prints will be the high quality A3+ photographic printer, the Epson Stylus™ Photo R3000. Known for its professional features including high-capacity cartridges, networking and wireless connectivity and advanced media handling the R3000 is raising the bar in A3+ professional photographic printing. Using the Epson UltraChrome K3® with Vivid Magenta pigment ink, combined with Epson's innovative MicroPiezo® print, enables the R3000 to produce gallery-quality black-and-white output, plus vivid colour prints with breathtaking blues and violets.   In the world of A2+ for anyone wanting to produce saleable photography, graphic or poster artwork, commercial POS or display signage the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is the printer to turn to. The Stylus Pro 3880 provides a cost effective and flexible solution for printing quality colour and premium black-and-white images in a wide format. It also produces durable, ultra-high resolution output with a platform that has proven dependability and is easy to maintain. Designed for business the Stylus Pro 3880 also boasts amazing print quality thanks to the Epson 2880x1440dpi MicroPiezo print head with Variable Sized Droplet Technology™ (VSDT) for consistent and predictable output in ultra-high resolution with superior half tones and an optimised ink density and good image stability. The Stylus Pro 3880 can also print an A4 page in as little as 18 seconds, supports bordered, edge-to-edge and borderless printing and incorporates an auto sheet feeder and a straight through paper path for heavy board.   Completing Epson’s printer ensemble at The Digital Playground is their 24” (610mm) large format Stylus Pro SP-7900 aimed at the producers of professional photography, gallery quality artwork and colour accurate proofs. The Stylus Pro SP-7900 represents a pinnacle in colour printing technology with an ultra-high resolution and an incredible colour gamut. The SP-7900 supports a wide range of roll and sheet media and features an ultra-fine MicroPiezo® Thin Film (TFP) head with VSDT for output with superior resolution, gradations and colour density. It uses Epson UltraChrome® HDR all-pigment aqueous ink with an 11 cartridge configuration for premium colour and black-and-white output that is consistent, predictable and durable. An optional SpectroProofer is available with the SP-7900 for precision colour management and ISO standard proofing work.   Alongside all the printers will be the Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner. Tailored specifically to meet the high level requirements of scanning professionals, the Epson Perfection V700 Photo incorporates new and refined technologies that work in tandem to provide a fast, total scanning solution with quality rivalling many drum scanners. Along with the high speed moving carriage-type TPU (Transparency Unit), the Perfection V700 Photo features the ability to connect to the PC or Macintosh using either USB 1.1, USB 2.0 or high speed Firewire interfaces. Adding further to the enhanced speed capabilities of the Perfection V700 Photo is a dedicated high-speed ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) hyper processor. In addition to its high speed scanning capability the Epson Perfection V700 Photo also boasts powerful software tools, versatile paper handling, crisp definition and an advanced dual lens system incorporating two separate lenses, each designed to optimise the scanning results in specific modes.   Also at this year’s Digital Playground is the Epson Print & Share Kiosk housing four Expression® Photo XP-950 Occasional A3 multi-function premium photo printers where attendees are invited to print and bring their photos to life free of charge. The kiosk will be open for all to print 6” x 4” high definition photos instantly in order to demonstrate Epson’s new benchmarks in high quality colour and black and white printing.   Finally at The Digital Playground Epson, in addition to being sponsors of the speaker program theatre, will be exhibiting two galleries that include the winning images from the Epson AIPP State Photographers of the Year 2014 and Epson International Pano Award 2014 competitions. VIGILANT celebrates its centenary year: 1914 - 2014 2014-08-29T06:13:56Z vigilant-celebrates-its-centenary-year-1914-2014 29 August 2014: This year marks a major milestone for the VIGILANT fire detection brand, as it celebrates 100 years since it introduced its first automatic fire alarm and detection product in August 1914.    The Vigilant Automatic Fire Alarm Company Ltd (Vigilant) was established when Matthew Maloney registered the patented VIGILANT Thermostat Fire Detector.  Over the ensuing decades it has built an impressive reputation for assisting people to save lives in Australia and New Zealand, particularly during the early years when there was great ambivalence towards the value of fire protection.   Today, Vigilant and its non-proprietary range of fire detection products, is part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company.  Renowned for its dedication to research and development (the company has a dedicated R&D facility located in Christchurch, New Zealand focused on the offerings), Vigilant has been responsible for introducing many fire industry innovations to Australia and New Zealand in the past 100 years, including the recent VIGILANT MX1 Detection and Alarm Panel.    The VIGILANT MX1 transcends new generation technology with smart PC inter-connection and Internet Protocol (IP) communications for virtual connectivity.  In addition, Vigilant will be introducing a new range of Generation 6 Detectors that feature highly sophisticated built-in infrared technology.  These detectors have the ability to allow for remote programming capabilities, resulting in a safer, quicker and easier installation process.  The new Generation 6 Detectors are attractive multi-coloured detectors, available in a stylish suite of pantone shades to allow architects and designers to integrate fire protection seamlessly into any project’s colour scheme.  Commenting on the VIGILANT centenary, Patrick Conway, Director at Tyco Fire Protection Products, said, “We are extremely proud of the VIGILANT heritage.  This brand and the company not only deliver innovation on a global scale, but have also been instrumental in setting the scene for enhanced fire codes across Australia and New Zealand, to help keeping people and property safe from the devastating effects of fire.”                                                                                                           “The VIGILANT brand has evolved so much over the last 100 years and we are very excited about advancing towards our next centenary.” The Vigilant R&D and manufacturing centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, continuously strives for excellence, harnessing in-depth expertise to develop world leading fire protection products.  In 1989, Vigilant became part of Tyco, the world’s leading fire and security company, where the VIGILANT brand continues to be at the forefront of innovation.  The team supporting Vigilant work ensures that sustainable, high quality fire detection and evacuation control products are produced to meet the evolving needs of the fire protection community.    For further information about VIGILANT fire detection products, call 1300 725 688 (In Australia) or +64 9 635 0760 (In New Zealand) or visit www.tycosafetyproducts-anz.com. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i7) 256GB – The Next Generation Windows Tab Sports Powerful CPU, 8GB RAM and a Massive Storage! 2014-08-29T03:24:07Z microsoft-surface-pro-3-intel-core-i7-256gb-next-generation-windows-tab-sports-powerful-cpu-8gb-ram-and-massive-storage Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i7) is the next generation windows tablet that comes with top-notch specs and features. The tab allows you to perform all those tasks that you prefer doing on a laptop. It brings loads of great improvements as compared to its predecessor Surface Pro 2. The new tab sports a 12-inch ClearType Full HD touchscreen that comes with multitouch input and 2160 x 1440 screen resolution. The display offers great clarity as it comes with 3:2 aspect ratio which is ideal for watching movies and playing games.The tab is powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 1.70 GHz processor together with a massive 8GB of RAM. There is a whopping 256GB of internal storage to store all sort of data. The Surface Pro 3 runs Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 Pro OS for an easy navigational experience. A TPM Chip has been added to ensure the enterprise level security which is awesome for the business persons.The latest Surface Pro 3 holds 5.0 Megapixels Full HD front and rear cameras. The Surface Pen allows easy navigation and quick note creation via OneNote app. Other key specs of the tab include – Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Dolby Audio, built-in rear and front-facing microphones, Fully compatible with type cover (not included), microSD card reader, preloaded apps including Skype, Flipboard etc, Microsoft Office compatibility, USB 3.0 support and a battery with up to 9h web browsing.The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Core i7 is now available in stock at Yatango Shopping and can be purchased online with full local warranty and support. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN THRILLER “ONE EYED GIRL” SET FOR AUSTRALIAN THEATRICAL RELEASE THROUGH THE BACKLOT FILMS 2014-08-29T02:11:31Z south-australian-thriller-one-eyed-girl-set-for-australian-theatrical-release-through-the-backlot-films Hot on the heels of Austin Film Festival’s early line-up announcement which includes the World Premiere of  “One Eyed Girl”, The Backlot Films is proud to announce its plans to release the South Australian psychological thriller in Australian cinemas during the first quarter of 2015. Starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays) and Mark Leonard Winter (Healing, Van Diemen’s Land), with a gripping screenplay by Nick Matthews and Craig Behenna, One Eyed Girl follows the story of a psychiatrist (Winter) haunted by the death of a former patient, who stumbles upon a Doomsday cult and battles to save a teenage girl (Cobham-Harvey) from its clutches.   Co-founder and director of The Backlot Films, Tony Ianiro says, “Upon our first meeting with David Ngo many months ago, we encountered the same level of passion that he had for his craft which Mark (D’Angelo) and I have for Backlot. There was clearly a positive chemistry from the get go.   “David Ngo's Projector Films, The Backlot Films and industry publicity and marketing specialists Jameson PR will combine to execute a fresh and unique campaign in the lead up to the theatrical release of ‘One Eyed Girl’ in 2015.   “In many respects, this is a unique project for us as it marks not only our involvement as distributor, but also as the first feature film in which The Backlot Studios, Melbourne was utilised to conduct the final audio mix, using our in house audio team at Backlot Post (Mark D'Angelo & Craig Jannson) in collaboration with one of the best audio re-record mixers in the world, Phil Heywood (The Lego Movie, The Great Gatsby, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy).   “The film itself is charismatic, honest and rich in production values, whilst the subject matter depicted in ‘One Eyed Girl’ – ‘a cult and its laws of attraction’ will remain with viewers long after they have witnessed it.    Our next phase is to introduce the film to our exhibition partners. We will create a long lead campaign and endeavour to get exhibition and media genuinely excited about One Eyed Girl in the lead up to its release.   “We are fortunate to have access to the filmmakers and key cast for in cinema Q&As across the country, pre-release – a strong indication that veryone attached to this project is committed.....it's now time to make it happen!”   Produced by David Ngo and Co-Written by Craig Behenna, as part of the SA Film Corporation’s Filmlab program, this film creates a confronting indictment of an ethically lost and alienated society where the blind indeed seem to lead the blind.   Ngo says, "We are so excited to have our film open at the prestigious Austin Film Festival. To know your film will screen in front of people like Tommy Lee Jones, James Franco, Matthew Weiner and Lawrence Kasdan is a huge honour and also, quite frankly, scary as hell.    “We can't wait to then follow this up with the release in Australia with Backlot. As a filmmaker there's nothing quite like watching people lining up and buying popcorn to see your movie.   “There's no doubt the cast will go on to do many big things. Hollywood's already knocking on young Tilda's door and I think people will be blown away by Mark's performance. He really reminds me of a young Daniel Day Lewis."   The “One Eyed Girl” creative team was selected by a panel of assessors including Margaret Pomeranz (At The Movies), and producer Bridget Ikin (My Year Without Sex, Look Both Ways) to develop the film through the SAFC's FilmLab program where they were mentored by acclaimed filmmaker Rolf de Heer (Charlie's Country, Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby).   After two years of writing, casting began in 2012 and used a combination of traditional avenues and social media to discover some of its younger cast members. Having already cast Mark Leonard Winter in the lead male role of Travis, the 'Search for Grace' and 'Search for Marcus' online campaigns attracted over 600 applicants from all over the world and finally chose Matthew Crook to play Marcus and for the title role, then seventeen year old Tilda Cobham-Hervey, who has been described by Variety magazine as one of five up-and-coming actresses to watch. The film also stars Steve Le Marquand (Rake, Vertical Limit).   Filming began in December 2012 on an isolated farm in the hills of Adelaide. This hugely ambitious film was also the first feature for many of the heads of department - Production Designer Anny Duff, Cinematographer Jody Muston and Make-Up Artist Rebecca Buratto.   “One Eyed Girl” will open in Australian cinemas in early 2015, distributed by The Backlot Films. www.oneeyedgirlthemovie.com Teks Mobile Sets Sights On Becoming The Top Mobile Agency In Australia 2014-08-28T10:18:44Z teks-mobile-sets-sights-on-becoming-the-top-mobile-agency-in-australia With ‘Stopover’, Teks Mobile Australia is off to a dream start Down Under. The COO of the company, Ms. Amber Blumanis, is buoyed by the encouraging words of Steve Wozniak and Richard Branson (at the Talent Unleashed Awards) - and is confident of taking her company to greater heights over time. Her long-run goal is set - she wishes to see Teks Mobile as the leading mobile app development company in Australia. Ms. Blumanis is very much aware that the success of one iPhone app does not guarantee sustained popularity of a company. That’s precisely why she is not resting on her already considerable professional laurels. Along with business partner Mr. Hussain Fakhruddin - the CEO of Teknowledge Software, India - she is already working on the Android version of ‘Stopover’. It is expected to launch at Google Play Store within 3-5 weeks. The biggest asset of any good mobile app company is its team of developers/coders and graphic designers. While admitting that Teks Mobile Australia cannot yet be called a ‘big’ company (it currently has 60-odd employees), Ms. Blumanis has provided a sneak peek into her plans for expanding the manpower resources. Apart from advertisements on the website (teksmobile.com.au) and the major job portals in Australia, the company will also be conducting a series of computer programming competitions - across various cities. According to Ms. Blumanis, this would help in unearthing the best talents, many of whom would be recruited as full-time mobile app developers. Although the young Aussie entrepreneur had initially envisioned Teks Mobile as an iPhone app development company in Sydney only, the craze over ‘Stopover’ has made her more ambitious. She has already started a separate Android department at her company. To start off with, Teks Mobile Australia would be promoting the Android apps of Teknowledge Software Down Under (apart from, of course, the Android version of ‘Stopover’). By the end of 2015, Ms. Blumanis plans to have at least 100 new Android applications. A pretty realistic target, one must say! For the time-being, Teks is not planning to develop apps for the Blackberry or the Windows platforms. The importance of cross-platform app development services is not lost on Ms. Blumanis though. She is open to starting work on these two platforms, if and when the latter start showing signs of regaining their popularity. The chief challenge facing Teks Mobile at present is the intense competition posed by the already existing mobile app companies in Australia. To gradually move ahead, Ms. Blumanis knows that there are no shortcuts. Instead, she expressed her belief that the business model, operational policies, and overall efficiency of Teks Mobile Australia will help it stand out from its professional rivals. Right from providing timely, free app quotes and creating wireframes and mockups, to thorough mobile app testing and helping it get approved at stores - the company would provide end-to-end support to clients. As Ms. Blumanis was quick to point out, a lot of satisfied customers meant plenty of positive word-of-mouth publicity - and that always works in favor of any company! Although Ms. Blumanis will have her hands full with management-related responsibilities, she will be taking time out from her busy schedule to train the new developers at Teks Mobile Australia. She has started conducting weekly brainstorming sessions - which would be a great source for the generation for new and engaging app ideas. The technical training is being provided by a senior app developer, and Ms. Blumanis is monitoring the progress of each newbie carefully. Teks Mobile Australia is also likely to benefit from the lofty reputation and goodwill that its Indian chapter, Teknowledge Software, already enjoys in the international markets. The latter has well over 600 apps in its portfolio, and professionals from the two branches will be collaborating, to take the Australian branch forward. If Ms. Blumanis’ company manages to match up to the quality parameters Teknowledge Software has set - there is no reason why her career as a mobile apps architect won’t go places. Check out www.teksmobile.com.au for an overview of Ms. Blumanis’ mobile app agency. If you have any particular requirement/query, call +61 04 235 21035, or drop in an email to amber@teksmobile.co.au. Requests for free app quotes can be sent through the website directly. Here’s wishing Ms. Amber Blumanis all the very best for her endeavors to bring glory to Teks Mobile Australia. Here’s an young entrepreneur who has already tasted corporate success, and she’s hungry for more! Epson demonstrates PrecisionCore, Signage and Décor, Fabric and Merchandise, Posters and Graphics and Garment Decoration Solutions at Visual Impact 2014 2014-08-28T08:19:29Z -150 Epson will be presenting unique live demonstrations of the very latest in sign and display solutions on stand B8 at this year’s Visual Impact Show. For the first time at Visual Impact Epson will have a range of printing solutions that incorporate the company’s revolutionary PrecisionCore MicroTFP print chip which offers vastly improved performance compared to conventional piezo printheads, including faster speeds and more accurate dot placement. In addition there will be displays involving the company’s new SureColor T7200D dual roll aqueous poster printer, SureColor F7100 64” dye sublimation printer, SureColor F2000 Direct to Garment printer and SureColor S50600 64” eco-solvent printer. Epson’s Visual Impact stand features four main sign and display demo areas. The first is for posters and graphics solutions and features their new SureColor T7200D 44” dual roll aqueous poster printer. The SureColor T7200D is part of Epson’s SureColor Technical series designed for users who need to produce large-format images, economically at high speed and are ideal for maps, plans, drawings, schematics, geological survey diagrams, sales presentations, posters and displays. The SC-T7200D features Epson’s latest PrecisionCore™ print head and aqueous UltraChrome® ink chemistry. It will print an B0 image in as little as 70 seconds with output that dries almost instantly to be water and rub resistant. The SC-T7200D is extremely cost-effective to run, with low power and low ink consumption. The printer features all front loaded consumables with dual rolls, a small footprint, and support for installation against a wall or in a corner. It ships with a suite of software that enables easy printing from office and CAD/GIS applications complete with job costing and remote management facilities. An optional HDD is available for efficient workgroup operation with print server and reprint functionality. The printer can be ordered with an optional, high-speed Postscript® module for design and poster work, and a wide format scanner for full MFP scan, copy and document sharing functionality. Epson’s second demonstration area involves fabric and merchandise solutions and in particular those using the SureColor F7100 64” dye sublimation printer. The SureColor Fabric DS series represents a revolution in dye sublimation printing. Designed from the ground up for sublimation, it provides an imaging platform for garments, sportswear, soft-signage and promotional items. The SC-F7100 combines Epson's latest PrecisionCore™ print head with UltraChrome® DS ink, a Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS), a 64" print engine, Auto Tension Control (ATC), media output heater and a high precision Auto Take-Up. The head enables high resolution output with precise dot sizing, placement and ink density management. The ink supports a wide range of industry standard transfer media with output that is not only cost-effective but has predictable colour with a high dMax and extended Gamut. The engine and supply system facilitate continuous production at speeds up to 58.9m2/hr with sheet and roll based output. The media output heater ensures rapid drying while the ATC and ATU work together to ensure output rolls are compatible with high performance calendar style transfer equipment. The Auto Take-Up (ATU) ensures output rolls are compatible with high performance calendar style transfer equipment. Epson’s third demonstration area at Visual Impact features garment decoration solutions and their new SureColor F2000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer which is part of the revolutionary SureColor Fabric series designed from the ground up to ensure superior quality, performance, and reliability when imaging on cloth, garments, and merchandise. The SC-F2000 is a DTG printing platform for work involving cotton-based shirts, caps, bags, and promotional items. Prints can be made to pre-cut fabric or directly onto a finished garment with a heat press then used to 'fix' the dye. It enables production of customised and value-added goods with high impact and good wash/wear durability. Unique to the Epson solution, the printing platform and ink have been developed together. This integrated approach not only ensures exceptional image quality with reduced running costs, but also enhanced mechanical durability with a reduced maintenance burden. The system is quick to install, easy to operate and offers fast, flexible production for low volume applications. The SC-F2000 uses Epson UltraChrome® DG ink along with an advanced PrecisionCore™ print head. The ink provides a significantly enhanced colour range with high brightness, formulated for easy fixing with a flexible and durable finish. The head provides improved resolution and enhanced reliability with precise dot sizing and placement for smooth predictable colour with minimised bleed and ink consumption.   The final demonstration area is signage and décor which will feature the SureColor S50600 64”eco-solvent printer. Known as an extremely fast and flexible printer the SureColor S50600 64”eco-solvent printer has been designed for medium-high volume production of durable display and design material. It can be used with a wide range of media and is suitable for many applications including the production of advertising and POS displays, vehicle wraps, labels, furniture decals and interior/exterior surface finishes. The SC-S50600 uses Epson’s patented Thin Film MicroPiezo™ print heads and pigment based UltraChrome Eco-Solvent ink technology. The printer also features dual print heads, a dual high capacity ink supply, a high speed drying system, adjustable multi-stage media heating, and a super-rigid chassis with advanced media management. By supporting production speeds up to 51.8m2 /hr and with its low noise, low power consumption and low odour, the SC-S50600 is suitable for operation in a variety of commercial, business and office environments.