The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2014-08-29T09:06:08Z 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. ONLY 9 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE MELBOURNE EXPO 2014-08-28T06:39:08Z only-9-days-to-go-before-the-melbourne-expo Listen to some of the best photographers in the country. Learn how to get quality audio from your DSLR. What camera gear to pack when travelling. How to "shoot" wildlife in darkest Africa. Get the low down on taking the best food shots and turning them into a stunning recipe memory book...move over "Masterchef".Then talk to the experts on the exhibitor stands and see what products are now on the market. There is so much more at the Educational Photo Show in Melbourne.There are prizes galore including a Nikon D610 digital camera donated by Nikon, a Nikon 1 V2 donated by digiDIRECT, a ProMaster Pro XC525 Tripod value $299, a Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens value $499, and many other vouchers and give aways during the day.Make it a day for the family. Does not matter if you are a beginner or an experienced professional photography you will get something out of the day. Tickets to the see the exhibitors are FREE and @5  to listen to a speaker session or the best buy is 5 sessions for $80 saving a wopping $45.For more information about the Expo visit www.educationalphotoexpo.com.au or call 02 9686 3188 Unisite - The Leading Provider of Grandstands and Spectator Seating 2014-08-28T04:42:22Z unisite-the-leading-provider-of-grandstands-and-spectator-seating Unisite provides outdoor furniture that can be enjoyed today and appreciated for a lifetime. The company offers safe, comfortable, and accessible spectator seating, including grandstands and choir risers, making them ideal for use in school sports grounds and community sporting grounds. They have a range of solutions to suit all needs, in a variety of widths and tiers. Unisite’s grandstands come in 2, 3, and 4 tiers, with widths that can be totally customised up to 6 metres, making them suitable for a wide range of applications from school grounds to swimming pools, local sports grounds to recreation centres. The grandstands are engineered to offer maximum stability and safety for users, while being comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, the grandstands are designed with rounded edges to reduce and eliminate injuries. Unisite’s entire spectator seating range is made with weatherproof materials, making it especially suited to Australia’s harsh weather conditions. Furthermore, the design makes the seating both versatile and mobile. Unisite’s collection also includes a full range of street, park and school furniture, making it your one stop shop for quality products and excellent service. Unisite’s furniture range has been designed in such a way that it blends in and enhances its surrounding area. The company is also proud of their eco-focus and is proactive in both re-defining how the outdoors is designed, and adopting green practices in their own operations. Furthermore, Unisite offers a range of environmentally friendly products that are fully made from recyclable products. Unisite considers their customers as lifetime partners, with their clients ranging from local councils, schools, and architects. The company works with their clients in all stages, from planning and design, to supply and installation, and finally maintenance and care. Unisite aims to create inviting outdoor spaces for people to come together to meet, eat, relax, and play. They continuously provide Australia’s most robust and durable outdoor furniture solutions inspired by international trends and developments. Contact: Brisbane – Showroom/Office 10B Campbell Street, Bowen Hills, BRISBANE, QLD, 4006 (by appointment) Phone: 1300 552 102  LG G3 Beat 4G LTE – The Latest Mid-range Android Smartphone with High-end Specs 2014-08-28T02:08:31Z lg-g3-beat-4g-lte-the-latest-mid-range-android-smartphone-with-high-end-specs LG G3 Beat is the hottest addition to company’s flagship lineup. It’s a mid-range phone that exudes quality that belies its reasonable price tag. It sports a 5.0 inches IPS HD capacitive touchscreen display with 1280x720 pixels resolution. The handset is just 10.3mm thin and weighs only 133g to offer easy portability on the go. A little bit curved metallic exterior is ideal for comfortable grip.This mid-range variant of LG’s top-notch G3 smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 SoC that holds a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. There is an 8GB built-in memory along with a microSD card slot for further expansion. The device runs the latest Android OS KitKat v4.4.2 with an easy and quick access to Google Play Store from where users can download thousands of apps and games.The LG G3 Beat flaunts an 8MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash, Autofocus, touch & shoot and a number of other great features. There is also a 1.3MP front snapper for video calling and non-stop selfies.Other notable specifications of the newest G3 Beat include – 4G LTE network support, WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB v2.0, GPS/GLONASS, knock code for secure unlock, on-screen smart keyboard and a 2540mAh battery.The LG G3 Beat is now available in stock and can be purchased online from Yatango Shopping with full local warranty and support. WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY 2014-08-28T00:53:51Z what-a-fantastic-day Whilst one event does not prove a point, it does seem the results in Brisbane last weekend at the Educational Photo Expo are a clear indication that consumer education is a key part to the success of the photographic industry.   Mark Alderson from Camera House and Nic Peasley from Teds were, from the outset, convinced, as was the Photo Marketing Association that educational sessions linked with a mini expo, with retailers present to "close the sale", was a formula that would work. The concept needed to be cost effective and to be "portable" to take around Australia.  This belief was shared by our major sponsors Canon and Nikon who assisted greatly in bringing this Expo to fruition.   Brisbane attracted over 360 consumers who attended a wide ranging series of educational sessions from photography tips and tricks, photo memory books, to what camera gear to take when you travelling. It was gratifying to see these sessions were well supported from early morning through to the evening. The thirst for knowledge was clearly evident.    The messages from attendees was very pleasing: "excellent", "learnt a lot", "enjoyed the session" "will be back next year". Trade participation is paramount in the success of an event such as this. Comments from the exhibitors were clear, "we want to participate next year". Barbara Bryan, Events Manager for the Photo Marketing Association, said "The success of this event means I am already I'm looking at venues around the country for 2015, we're gearing up to have multiple expos...so get ready for what's coming. The success of this compact Expo proves it is worth getting involved as a value add for the photo industry!" "Sponsored by Canon and Nikon and supported by Ted's Cameras and Camera House there were door prizes and lucky ticket prizes of digital cameras, metal art panels, Indulgence Photographic packages and more." She continued, "Now to Melbourne on 6th September at the Victoria University where we will do the whole show again". www.educationalphotoexpo.com.au Dynamic Vibration Sensor Connects easily to Smartphones, Tablets and PCs 2014-08-27T05:46:59Z dynamic-vibration-sensor-connects-easily-to-smartphones-tablets-and-pcs John Morris Industrial is pleased to introduce the Digiducer – a USB ICP Digital™ Dynamic Accelerometer (Model: 333D01). It's the first integrated and ruggedised high-resolution, broad-frequency piezoelectric vibration sensor with integrated data acquisition. A truly plug-and-play device that works directly with smart phones, tablets and PCs making accurate vibration measurement accessible to everyone. Full specifications and a list of compatible and optimised third-party software is available at industrial.johnmorris.com.au. Making vibration measurements is now as easy as recording digital audio. This simplicity provides the utility of precision piezoelectric accelerometers while acting as a high-fidelity tool for both the test and industrial markets. Users can select from a growing number of third-party vibration analysis packages on all popular platforms or write their own applications in any programming environment that can access the audio input driver such as MathWorks MATLAB® or National Instruments LabVIEW®. By pairing the 333D01 with a smartphone, users no longer need separate and cumbersome signal conditioners or dedicated digital data acquisition. A powerful vibration analysis system has never been smaller. Utilising a hermetically sealed precision ceramic piezoelectric single-axis sensing element expands both the measurement resolution (additional 66 dB over typical MEMS accelerometers) and useable frequency range to 8 kHz (nearly eight times typical MEMS response). The 333D01 packages both the piezoelectric sensing element and internal electronics within a laser welded, ground isolated, stainless steel casing. This provides durability, portability and reliability for the entire measurement channel in both factory and laboratory environments. Calibration of the Digiducer USB ICP Digital™ Dynamic Accelerometer is NIST traceable, ensuring the precision of the integrated measurement channel. The calibration data is stored in the sensor allowing optimised software to provide calibrated engineering units with no user involvement. The Digiducer USB ICP Digital™ Dynamic Accelerometer simplifies and improves the general accessibility to precision vibration measurements through the ease and simplicity of the consumer USB communication world. It expands beyond traditional piezoelectric accelerometer applications opening the vibration world to laptop, tablet and smart phone vibration applications. For more information, visit industrial.johnmorris.com.au. The Larsen Jewellery 'Wedding Ring Experience' 2014-08-26T06:50:54Z the-larsen-jewellery-wedding-ring-experience Many would agree that wedding rings, along with engagement rings, are arguably one of the most meaningful purchases you will make in your lifetime. What they symbolise, the union between two soul mates, is a beautiful sentiment. It is no wonder then, that when we search for the perfect wedding ring we naturally look for something special, to be treasured forever and passed on to generations to come. There are many ways to personalise your wedding rings; you may include diamonds or gemstones, take inspiration from vintage pieces by including beautiful millgrain or filigree patterns or have a secret message engraved into the inside of your ring. But if you are looking for a wedding ring that has that extra touch of ‘you’, then Larsen Jewellery may just have your perfect solution. Larsen Jewellery offers the unique experience of making your own wedding rings. To some this is hard to believe and often people interpret this as designing your own wedding ring, but you are in actual fact physically making each other’s rings. Larsen Jewellery has worked with 1000’s of happy couples from all over Australia who have come in and made their wedding rings together. Understandably, the idea of making your own wedding ring may overwhelm some and you may easily conclude that it sounds too hard or you are just not creative enough. But you can rest assured it is much easier than you think! Larsen Jewellery has designed the Wedding Ring Experience so that anyone can do it. You will be teamed up with your own experienced jeweller, who will guide you and your partner through the entire process.  Is any design possible? As all of our designs are custom made to order, almost anything is possible! On the day you and your partner will make each other’s plain wedding band. Any additional design features, such as diamonds or engraving, will be completed within 2–3 weeks following the day of your experience. What does ‘making’ your wedding ring actually involve? Once you have finalised your designs with your jeweller the fun part of making your wedding rings begins! You and your partner will make each other’s rings; from the initial stages of rolling the metal, forming the ring, soldering the ring together, shaping the ring, and then finally polishing your rings to the same standard as if we had made them for you.  How long does it take? The whole process takes only 4 – 5 hours, with lunch included and champagne to celebrate on completion! Can you fit your wedding ring to your engagement ring? Larsen Jewellery specialises in fitting your wedding ring perfectly to your engagement ring. Your jeweller will guide you through the process to make sure it matches exactly. If your wedding ring needs to be fitted to the shape of your engagement ring, your jeweller will complete this following the day of your experience.  ‘’Larsen Jewellery has totally redefined customer service for me and all I could have hoped for our marriage jewellery. We got my engagement ring here, as well as both our wedding rings that we made with the ‘Wedding Ring Experience’. Anyone I have told that my husband and I made each other's wedding rings has been completely amazed and delighted that such a service  is available.’’ Erika ‘’We just completed the 'Wedding Ring Experience' where my fiancé and I were able to make our own wedding rings! It was amazing being able to take a lump of gold and turn it into our wedding rings under our jeweller’s guidance. Definitely a great memory we'll cherish for the rest of our married life! Cannot recommend Larsen Jewellery highly enough. You won't be disappointed.’’ Stuart To learn more about why couples all over Australia believe that the Wedding Ring Experience is the ultimate way to create your wedding rings, Larsen Jewellery welcomes you to come in for an obligation free appointment to discuss designs with one of their friendly jewellers and walk you through the process of making your wedding rings. For prices and to watch a short video please visit www.larsenjewellery.com.au.  National Summit Showcases Major Energy Efficient Lighting Plans of Councils 2014-08-26T02:00:34Z national-summit-showcases-major-energy-efficient-lighting-plans-of-councils Over 40 councils, energy providers, road authorities, contractors & designers from across Australia gathered in Melbourne last week at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit to discuss strategies and new technology for public lighting retrofits aimed at reducing energy consumption and costs.  The national event hosted annually by City of Melbourne saw over 200 lighting industry experts and sustainability consultants meet for a concentrated program of presentations, panel and roundtable discussions to showcase the progress of street lighting roll-out projects and highlight some of the barriers being faced in achieving faster results. Over 60 Australian councils including Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart are currently in the rollout process or have completed bulk lighting changeovers, with over 148,000 lights upgraded so far.  Municipal Association of Victoria and Ironbark Sustainability have partnered to help Victorian councils deliver a bulk transition of over 232,000 street lights to energy efficient alternatives, which when completed is expected to have a cumulative saving of $431 million through reduced electricity and maintenance use. This sits behind New York as the second largest street lighting project in the world.  George Angelis, Manager of Infrastructure and Traffic Operations at City of Sydney presented the city’s LED retrofit success, while Martin Valentine of Abu Dhabi Municipality gave an international perspective on public realm lighting strategy and smart lighting technology. A large focus of the discussion at this years’ conference was on outdoor lighting control with a panel session of experts including Rob Evans of Organic Response shedding light on the maturity of the control technology and a need for a greater understanding of its importance within current lighting projects.  “As outdoor and street lighting are large power consumers, then they need to be controlled. The added bonus is the smart sensors that control lights based on human presence can provide information for the control of other devices and allow cities to be smarter, not just lighting systems”, said Evans.  Lighting technology suppliers including Philips, Gerard Professional Solutions, OrangeTek, LEDified and Silver Spring Networks were amongst the sponsors showcasing latest solutions at the event in the boutique exhibition, which allowed delegates to consider a range of products that may be suitable for use within their parks and streets.  "The topics that I found particularly relevant and engaging are the lighting strategies of Abu Dhabi and Melbourne, as the City of Perth is presently engaged in producing a strategy. Also very relevant and interesting was the street lighting controls which was very well presented. I look forward to next year’s conference where I’m hoping a similar program will be presented" commented by Michael Murphy, Principal Urban Designer, City of Perth. The event was organised by Expotrade Global who delivers some of the largest B2B industry conferences and events in the infrastructure, IT, sustainability, energy and construction sectors.  “It’s a very important platform for Australia’s lighting industry with local government representatives, contractors, consultants and manufacturers meeting to discuss regulations and strategies to achieving the target of replacing over 2.3 million lights across Australia. We look forward to seeing what progress has been made this time next year”, says Charlene Corrin, Conference Producer at Expotrade Global.  The 3rd Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit will be held next year at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8-9 September 2015.  For more information, visit http://www.lightingconference.com.au. Sony demonstrates world and Australian AV firsts at Integrate 2014 2014-08-25T20:59:27Z sony-demonstrates-world-and-australian-av-firsts-at-integrate-2014 Sony Australia are demonstrating a number of world firsts in audio visual technology and solutions at the Integrate 2014 Expo on stand D38 from 26-28 August at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.   Launching at Integrate 2014 and seen for the first time in Australia will be Sony’s new VPL-CH375 5,000 lumens WUXGA basic installation projector with HDBaseT™ connectivity, which is aimed directly at middle to large classrooms and meeting rooms where cost is critical. The VPL-CH375 enjoys Sony’s 3LCD BrightEra™ panel technology which provides higher picture quality, substantially brighter images, higher efficiency, consistent colour stability and longer durability. It also delivers installation flexibility, environment-friendly features, and a low total cost of ownership. The lens shift/zoom capability and the image correction features easily allow users to fit any image onto the screen, even from an offset projection angle. The projector allows simple connectivity using the HDBaseT™ digital interface and multi signal transmission system, providing a cost-effective single cable and high-quality digital transmission solution over long distances. Additionally, the projector is economically designed for optimum energy efficiency, thanks to its energy saving features.   Also at Integrate and seen for the first time in Australia will be Sony’s new VPL-GTZ1, which is Sony’s first 4K Ultra-Short Throw Laser Light Source Projector. The VPL-GTZ1 has been designed for a range of B2B and commercial applications including museums, design simulation, signage, oil and gas, simulation and training, corporate, and video wall applications. The VPL-GTZ1’s imaging technology combines Sony’s proven 4K SXRD™ with a laser phosphor light source, resulting in superb picture quality with a colour brightness of 2000 lumens. The new projector can throw high-resolution images up to approximately 160 inches (4 metres) diagonal and zoom down to 66 inches (1.7 metres), achieved by respective 9 inch (228mm) and zero inch distance from the screen, across onto any white plane surface. The ultra-short throw allows users to stand closer to the screen for better presentation applications and the ability to check details of the 4K image at a closer distance without shading off the image. The new model’s flexible installation and operation allows it to be floor-standing, ceiling-mounted or used for rear projection. Users can blend multiple projectors and a quick turn on/off feature is convenient for a wide range of applications. Like Sony’s other laser light source projectors, the VPL-GTZ1 can deliver an expected 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation without the need for a lamp exchange. This translates to substantial savings in time and money, eliminating the costs normally associated with bulb replacement.   Also seen for the first time in Australia at Integrate 2014 will be a new “Beyond 4K” dual cinema projection display using two Sony SRX-T615projectors projecting a 8K x 2K seamlessly edge-blended image. Building on Sony’s acclaimed 4K digital cinema technology this dual projection system is designed for installation flexibility in large-venue commercial applications such as entertainment venues, auditorium/lecture hall presentations, simulations, theme parks, museums and planetariums. Detail-packed 4K resolution plus very high brightness, colour accuracy, uniformity and contrast make the SRX-T615 ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. Offering a high 18,000 lumen brightness, the SRX-T615 projects Ultra-High Definition images with a native resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. With four times more detail than Full HD, it’s easy to resolve the finest on-screen details. Evolved from digital cinema technology, the uprated 4K optical engine delivers a contrast ratio of 12,000:1 for incredibly bright, punchy images with immense dynamic range. A choice of lens options allow the projector to be configured rapidly for smooth, flicker-free 3D projection that’s uniquely easy on the eye. Edge Blending allows easy the creation of even larger images. Reduced running costs are enabled by the innovative multi-lamp array, with six HPM sources in individual cartridges making lamp replacement easier and safer. Reduced risk of ‘dark screen’ lamp outages is complemented by fail-safe reliability, plus greater operating flexibility with the ability to select the number of lamps lit to meet the needs of different applications and venue sizes.   Continuing the edge blending theme and highlighting an incredible new level of interactivity will be two Sony Ultra Short Throw VPLSX630 projectors placed side by side and projecting a unique aquarium scene onto a large screen. This unique exhibit will demonstrate an amazing ability to simply draw an image, scan it, input it and then interact with it as it appears in the aquarium projection. A truly experiential demo that has to be seen and experienced to be believed.   Carrying the banner as the brightest laser projector in its class will be the new 7000 Lumen VPL-FHZ700L, ideal for a wide range of commercial applications and now with an HDBaseTTM option for easier connectivity and integration. The new FHZ700L is designed for large venue commercial spaces in education, corporate, theme park and museum applications and delivers WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), instant on/off, tilt-angle-free design, edge blending, wide range vertical/horizontal lens shift, advanced geometric correction, and up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. The FHZ700L also offers integration flexibility, with multiple interfaces, and seven optional lenses.Using Sony’s new laser light source technology, The VPL-FHZ700L packs all of the benefits of vivid colour 3LCD technology with a long-life laser light source, for easier operations than conventional lamp-based projection. The 7,000 lumens with 3LCD colour brightness delivers images with vivid, natural colour and the projector provides near instantaneous power on/off with a constant brightness mode for long time constant projection - ideal for busy meeting rooms and classrooms, auditoriums and large venues.   Also featured on the stand will be the latest Sony Professional Bravia Smart TVs providing an all-in-one solution for dynamic digital signage that drives interest, engagement and sales. Unlike traditional digital signage systems, the new professional displays do not need a dedicated digital signage player or set box. You simply create your content on your PC with HTML5 editor tools, and then upload this content to your local server, cloud space or USB memory device. The professional Sony Bravia display selects and displays whichever content you want across however many screens you want, using your existing IP network. Alongside the Sony Professional Bravia Smart TVs will be Sony’s highly-acclaimed 85-inch 4K Ultra HD television.   Completing the demos at Integrate will be the Anycast Touch Live Content Producer showing the new automated remote camera tracking control. This allows a presenter to be automatically tracked by a remote pan/tilt/zoom robotic camera as they move around a presentation area. The Anycast Touch also has an integrated display, audio mixer, vision switcher, media player, streaming function, titler and recording capability in a single portable package. Also on display will be the range of Sony wireless audio systems encompassing transmitters, receivers and accessories for all kinds of demanding ENG, broadcast and live event applications.