The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-25T05:05:36Z Local Sydney Business Diversifies into Retail Hand Sanitiser Dispensers 2020-05-25T05:05:36Z local-sydney-business-diversifies-into-retail-hand-sanitiser-dispensers The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to extraordinary levels of safety concerns and anxiety among communities here in Australia. The public are more conscious and focused on protecting themselves when in public areas than ever before. With the community’s health and safety concerns top of mind, Expo Centric have put their skilled team and manufacturing workshop to good use and developed a line of Hand Sanitiser Dispensers for retail operations. The need for these units has been phenomenal, with over 1000 of the units on order within 2 days of launch. Major chains and car dealerships, including Blum Australia and Porsche, have been the first to jump onboard this product release, securing dispensers for their retail outlets Australia wide. The strong interest has been piqued from major retailers due to the high levels of branding and customisation of the units. Every product in the range has the option for customisation, from full wrap custom graphics to logo placement on the units, providing brands with a new, unique way to engage with their customers. The range includes permanent, premium solutions to complement interior retail settings to allow brands to continue to use the dispensers even after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. View the Hand Sanitser Dispenser Brochure here. DECO Australia Announce New Showroom & Innovation Centre 2020-05-22T06:13:43Z deco-australia-announce-new-showroom-amp-innovation-centre DECO Australia has announced its showroom in Minto is undergoing a massive redesign to help showcase the company’s entire range of architectural building products and finishes. The new facility – renamed the ‘DECO Innovation Centre’ – will celebrate the company’s innovative spirit while creating a flexible, collaborative space that delivers a premium customer service experience. The DECO Innovation Centre has been architecturally designed by renowned architecture firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke to achieve a dynamic building and space that will allow for continued development and change as the family-owned manufacturing business continues to expand. ClarkHopkinsClarke partner and architect Jordan Curran said his vision was to transform DECO Australia's industrial warehouse into an innovation centre by using their world-class products in real life applications. “DECO is a very innovative company with an extraordinary range of finishes and products. They're constantly creating and testing new material solutions for the built environment. For this project, we worked with the DECO team to shape a bright and flexible environment that would allow their client base to interact with and understand the properties of their products. In particular we wanted to display products in natural light, exhibiting how they behave throughout the day and in different seasons. We also wanted to create a sensory experience, positioning products where people could get up close and even touch.” said Curran. The Innovation Centre will feature DECO’s full range of architectural building products including their unique aluminium cladding, batten and decking systems, as well as a number of new soon-to-be-released product lines. Also on display will be the full range of powder coat and sublimated aluminium finishes, including the premium timber-look DecoWood® finish, and an operational kitchen will feature DECO’s one-of-a-kind splashback product, DecoSplash. DECO founder and director Ross Doonan believes the new centre will reflect the company’s core values of quality and innovation. “The DECO Innovation Centre will encourage our team to turn great ideas and concepts into products and processes. It will be an educational facility for our partners and suppliers, and it will be an inspirational space for our customers to come visit”. The building structure will also include a large architectural canopy, floor-to-ceiling DecoWood® windows, and other sculptural DECO elements to welcome visitors as they enter the site. Inside the showroom customers will find an inspirational space where the DECO team will help bring their design ideas to life. The DECO Innovation centre is expected to open late 2020. Hitachi Vantara Expands Digital Manufacturing Portfolio as Pandemic Exposes Industry’s Need To Modernise Operations 2020-05-22T00:55:29Z hitachi-vantara-expands-digital-manufacturing-portfolio-as-pandemic-exposes-industrys-need-to-modernise-operations SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 21, 2020 – Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced an expanded set of offerings to help manufacturers accelerate Manufacturing 4.0 initiatives and to assist with safely restarting production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many manufacturers, the pandemic has not only affected worker health and safety, it has impacted demand, interrupted production, exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains, and driven an urgent need to modernize operations. Dramatic variations in production capacity and demand illustrate the new stresses being placed on manufacturing supply chains and production planning: after the onset of COVID-19, industrial production in the United States experienced the steepest decline since 19461, yet daily U.S. e-commerce sales jumped 49%2. Hitachi Vantara’s new manufacturing practice and its expanded portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions, services and consulting services aims to help manufacturers adapt to these immediate challenges. It also promises to help manufacturers lay the foundations for the digitalization of health, safety and environment (HS&E), asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization. “The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing a litany of challenges for manufacturers that highlight how important unlocking data and digital industrial innovation is to the industry’s future,” said James Destro, general manager, Manufacturing Practice, Hitachi Vantara. “With our powerful IT and OT experience, Hitachi Vantara can uniquely inspire, envision, architect and accelerate digital transformation that solves today’s challenges and prepares manufacturers for the challenges of tomorrow.” New Lumada Video Analytics Solutions for Smart Spaces Address a Top Priority: A Safe Return to Production Worker health and safety are primary concerns for manufacturers restarting their operations during COVID-19. The expanded portfolio of digital solutions for manufacturing from Hitachi Vantara includes health, safety and environment solutions leveraging Lumada Video Insights technologies which can be condivd for applications such as elevated body temperature identification and hand-washing detection. Thermal cameras and lidar technology can detect the temperature of a person from a distance, so that workers can be screened non-intrusively for symptoms of COVID-19 and workspaces can be monitored for compliance with distancing recommendations. Practice Helps Manufacturers Lay Foundations for Digital Transformation COVID-19 has revealed many manufacturers’ overreliance on manual processes and operations, and the lack of visibility that many manufacturing line managers and executives have into their supply chains. Both hinder manufacturers’ ability to respond dynamically during times of uncertain demand. Modernizing and digitalizing such capabilities will be essential for manufacturers to recover from the pandemic quickly, and to create the more agile and resilient manufacturing operations needed in the future. This is another focus of Hitachi Vantara’s new manufacturing practice. Hitachi’s manufacturing innovations, enterprise-class information technology, and intellectual property – coupled with deep, industry-specific consulting expertise and proven methods to accelerate time to value – enable customers to operationalize digital innovation in a protected, deployment-agnostic and end-to-end approach. Hitachi Vantara’s outcome-focused consulting process breaks down barriers between OT and IT teams to craft comprehensive solutions that deliver transformative outcomes. Hitachi Vantara Expands Lumada Manufacturing Insights Portfolio Hitachi Vantara today also announced the expansion of Lumada Manufacturing Insights solutions with new domains that help manufacturers address health, safety and environment, supply chain optimization, asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization. Lumada Manufacturing Insights is a portfolio of industrial internet-of-things (IoT) solutions that empowers manufacturers to improve operations through data-driven insights. The portfolio delivers benefits such as improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), superior operations efficiency, and product quality optimization through predictive and prescriptive insights. The new solutions introduced today, coupled to Hitachi Vantara’s advisory and consulting services, enable manufacturers to connect production floor Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to create a “digital thread” that provides complete visibility into the data of the organization. Supporting References “The COVID-19 pandemic presents a number of significant challenges for global manufacturers, from ensuring safety for their workers, to supporting new regulatory compliance, to managing and maintaining a strong supply chain and solving for logistics,” said Fabio Raffo, associate director for industrial software research at Omdia Research. “As they grapple with operating in the new normal, transformative digital solutions can help to provide significant ROI and play an integral role in helping them to not only solve for and overcome these challenges – but thrive – while providing a foundation for future innovation.” Federal ReserveAdobe Additional ResourcesTo learn more about the Hitachi Manufacturing Practice, please visit: https://www.hitachivantara.com/go/manufacturing-services/Blog: Helping the Manufacturing Industry Modernize and Thrive in a Post COVID WorldBrochure: Hitachi Vantara Practice for Manufacturing OverviewBlog: How Infrared Video and 3D Lidar Technologies Can Help Flatten the Coronavirus Infection Curve Connect With Hitachi VantaraTwitterLinkedInFacebook Viotel and Definium implement development partnership 2020-05-21T10:03:33Z viotel-and-definium-implement-development-partnership Media Release: 18th May, 2020 Viotel and Definium Technologies Pty Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a development partnership agreement to facilitate optimisation of Viotel's suite of 'Internet of Things (IoT)' devices for commercial scale manufacture. Definium is an Australian company which specialises in producing custom hardware and software solutions and has a state-of-the-art automated electronics manufacturing and assembly facility, located in Tasmania. Viotel and Definium Technologies Pty Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a development partnership agreement to facilitate optimisation of Viotel's suite of 'Internet of Things (IoT)' devices for commercial scale manufacture.Definium is an Australian company which specialises in producing custom hardware and software solutions and has a state-of-the-art automated electronics manufacturing and assembly facility, located in Tasmania. Definium CEO, Mike Cruse said; "Definium is very excited to enter into this partnership with Viotel as it is a great match of Viotel's experience and capability in their market segment and Definium's design and manufacturing capabilities. Viotel are a technically sophisticated company that knows precisely what they need and indeed have the capability to produce prototype units. We will leverage our experience in the design and manufacturing of IoT and industrial control devices to accelerate Viotel's products to market in production quantities. This partnership is a great example of regional companies working together to produce state of the art technology and get it to market." "This partnership is a key step in fulfilling our commitment for realising the potential of 'Internet of Things' technology to empower infrastructure owners to mitigate risks, identify opportunities and make better decisions," said Viotel Chairman Dan O'Toole. For more information contact: AUSTRALIADan O'Tooledan.otoole@viotel.co+61 (0) 407 206 550 Mike Crusemcruse@definium.net+61 3 6334 1048 NEW ZEALANDRalf Mullerralf.muller@viotel.co+64 21 250 4494 About ViotelOur mission is to empower businesses with better data for better decisions. At Viotel we believe knowledge is power, and understand the critical role data plays in managing risks, identifying opportunities and protecting business assets. Using 'plug and play' Smart Box technology, coupled with the power of Amazon Web Services, Viotel has created a data ecosystem. We believe in making smart technology smarter. By continually investing in new technology and collecting and analysing data in real time, our cutting- edge solutions empower businesses to identify cost savings, increase productivity, streamline maintenance, increase OHS, monitor assets from any location and respond faster to emergencies.Viotel currently has operations support in Australia and New Zealand. About Definium TechnologiesDefinium Technologies Pty Ltd is an Australian company which specialises in producing custom hardware and software solutions to solve problems in multiple domains including low-power remote sensor monitoring and control, industrial sensor gateways, real-time control platforms, and protocol interoperability layers for carrier, enterprise and industrial grade deployments. Definium provides a complete electronics hardware manufacturing solution with automated in-line surface mount assembly, vacuum vapour-phase reflow, automated optical inspection, selective & wave soldering, x-ray inspection and manual soldering/assembly tooling.Definium has designed and manufactured a large range of solutions from low-power wireless sensors and communication gateways through to high-end audio devices, fuel injection and real time industrial control systems. All Definium Technologies' products are manufactured in Tasmania, Australia. New Vapers on the rise - Caktus Vape 2020-05-21T03:37:11Z new-vapers-on-the-rise-caktus-vape “We saw a 35% jump in order volume during Alert level 4 & 3 with tobacco e-liquid and beginner pod kits being the largest contributor to these sales. Our data tells us that many smokers are transitioning to vaping at a time when money is tight,” says Jo Einarsson, Director of Caktus Vape - one of New Zealand’s largest online vape retailers. The rising costs of cigarettes in New Zealand has seen the vape industry take-off, Caktus Vape being an online-only retailer can offer customers a quick & easy buying process and prices online that are hard to beat in stores.  “Our business has always been geared to online first, during the lock-down we were able to reach a wider customer base seeking vape products online as traditional brick & mortar stores were not able to open,” he says. Mr Einarsson says one of the key parts to getting online e-commerce right is fast dispatch and just as fast delivery.  “We were able to maintain our same day dispatch and even with the expected delays, the majority of our customers saw a delivery in 1-3 Business Days. Covid-19 has demonstrated how important our courier network is. During the lockdown, our business and customers relied on the services New Zealand Post provides,” Funding of $130 million from Budget 2020 will allow New Zealand Post to maintain service levels as it positions itself for the future. E-commerce will be a huge factor in their success as online sales continue to grow post-lock-down. Caktus Vape continues to see steady sales moving into Alert Level 2, “We pride ourselves on providing easily accessible information on our website for anyone new to vaping” says Jo Einarsson. NZ caktusvape.co.nz AU caktusvape.com M-Files for Esri ArcGIS Integrates Global Mapping Technology and Intelligent Information Management Systems to Provide a Unified User Experience 2020-05-19T09:28:29Z m-files-for-esri-arcgis-integrates-global-mapping-technology-and-intelligent-information-management-systems-to-provide-a-unified-user-experience M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced the general availability of M-Files for Esri ArcGIS. The solution integrates the M-Files intelligent information management platform with Esri's world-leading geographic information system (GIS) for mapping and analytics, offering a new way to manage documents and other information by integrating and using maps and geodata to browse and access information. The integration provides seamless, in-context access to important documents and information residing in other systems directly from the ArcGIS and M-Files user interfaces. "M-Files for Esri ArcGIS connects map item data with information in M-Files, making content retrievable in both systems for a more unified user experience," said Eija Paajanen, director of product marketing at M-Files. "Bridging information gaps and eliminating information silos, M-Files helps users increase visibility, boost process efficiencies and better ensure compliance.” "There is tremendous synergy between M-Files and Esri as partners as we both have a global reach, support diverse government and private industry user communities and have very complementary information management offerings," said Paul Hartwell, Partner Executive for Esri’s Natural Resources sector.             “M-Files has carefully engineered the integration and there has been a lot of early interest including city governments in Australia, mapping agencies in Europe, utility companies in Scandinavia and oil and gas operators in North America.” Whether it is a contract for a piece of land or a maintenance request on a certain asset in a huge industrial plant, most of the data in maps or other GIS applications relates to documents from other systems. Users are all too familiar with the pressures of figuring out where that information is – rummaging through network folders, email inboxes or shared network drives. Different versions and the unclear status of documents found add to the problem. M-Files intelligent information management eliminates these burdens and ensures that the information users need is instantly accessible and controlled, no matter where the user is or where those documents are stored. M-Files provides instant access to documents and other information from repositories like the file system, ECM/DMS, SharePoint, and other business applications such as ERP or CRM systems. Any item on a map can be connected with information in M-Files for instant access to the latest data and documentation, no matter which system the information is stored in - resulting in a new intuitive and productive way of accessing information. Companies can manage and control company assets from the familiar location-based navigation of ArcGIS and gain unprecedented visibility over business-critical information. Using M-Files workflow and permission capabilities, customers can drive processes and projects related to map items to gain visibility and speed. The M-Files for Esri ArcGIS integration connects map item data with information and documentation in M-Files, making content accessible and manageable in both systems. M-Files for Esri ArcGIS functions on two levels. From the user perspective, the M-Files for Esri ArcGIS integration offers a seamless way of working, accessing, and managing content. The M-Files interface is embedded into your ArcGIS web applications allowing users to access and interact with related content from M-Files. Likewise, ArcGIS maps are embedded into the M-Files desktop application, allowing users to access related map(s) and assets. On the server level, M-Files brings in data from ArcGIS and uses that data to connect and organize your documents and non-GIS controlled content. This removes the need for manually inputting data from ArcGIS into M-Files to connect information between the two systems. One typical application area for the combined solution is land acquisition and development projects. Land acquisition requires many document-intensive steps, like surveying sites, gathering permits, and making agreements with multiple landowners. M-Files for Esri ArcGIS provides full visibility on the entire acquisition process, including all documentation in a single application. Automated workflows, targeted notifications, and less manual processing result in fewer errors and delays. Another use case is asset maintenance, where visibility and process efficiency are important aspects. Rather than gathering data from various systems, M-Files for Esri ArcGIS provides instant access to the complete maintenance history in a single view. Furthermore, managers and technicians can report on maintenance tasks and track the status of various projects in a single application. All of this results in saved time and costs for maintenance as well as fewer operation disruptions, health and environmental incidents, and repair and recovery costs. More information on the integration of Esri’s ArcGIS and M-Files: https://www.m-files.com/en/m-files-for-esri-arcgis About Esri Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the US, as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the US Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. For more information, visit www.esri.com.   About M-Files Corporation M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file-sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Rovio, SAS Institute and ThyssenKrupp. For more information, visit www.m-files.com.   M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners. Eaton expands Moeller® range with new easyE4 control relay 2020-05-19T07:27:05Z eaton-expands-moeller-r-range-with-new-easye4-control-relay SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Power management company Eaton today announced an expansion to its Moeller® range, with the launch of the new easyE4 control relay in Australia and New Zealand. Designed for installers who want to easily integrate control tasks for business and industrial applications, the easyE4 is more compact than previous models, and has flexible options that can connect up to 11 modules and a maximum of 188 inputs/outputs. Mark Anning, Eaton General Manager ANZ said the powerful hardware, flexible expansion and comprehensive communication options of the easyE4 range, makes it one of the most versatile control relay options in the market. “The easyE4 has a large voltage range (DC, AC and UC) with mixed operation flexibility to suit a wide range of applications and markets – from plumbers in building installations, right through to automation engineers in machine building applications. “Backed by Eaton’s intuitive easySoft programming software, the easyE4 can handle simple control tasks, right through to comprehensive configurations with high process efficiency. New function blocks include email notification and an interrupt function which enables fast event recognition and rapid response times. “When used in combination with other products from the Eaton portfolio, the easyE4 can also be integrated into IIoT system architectures via the integrated ethernet interface – a critical feature in the era of advanced manufacturing and automation.” The easyE4 comes with optional DCF77 radio signal analysis and ethernet services which enable highly precise data and time indication. While the integrated micro SD card facilitates data logging and customised starter programs. The software includes four programming languages including structured text (ST) and function block diagram (FBD). With a variety of unique display and visualisation options available for users on mobile devices, tablets or laptops. The easyE4 is available in various supply voltages: AC version for 85 V to 264 V DC version for 24 V UC version for 12 V DC, 24 V DC or 24 V AC Available today through leading electrical wholesalers across Australia. For more information visit www.eatoncorp.com.au. - ENDS - Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. ### Altair acquires WRAP Software to Help Plan and Manage Proliferating Wireless Communications 2020-05-19T03:42:58Z altair-acquires-wrap-software-to-help-plan-and-manage-proliferating-wireless-communications MELBOURNE, Australia – May 19, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, today announced the acquisition of the WRAP software business from Swedish company WRAP International AB. WRAP is a world-leading software technology for spectrum management and radio network planning for civil and defence organisations. With 30 years of development, originally in Saab, the WRAP software covers a wide range of applications with focus on controlling radio spectrum assets for maximum utilisation, including radio planning, interference, and coverage calculations, complementing Altair’s existing Feko, newFASANT, and WinProp software for wireless propagation modelling and network planning. The impressive users of WRAP include among many others major defence organisations, telecom authorities, broadcast operators, and public safety organisations. “WRAP software will be a strategic complement to Altair’s portfolio as we fortify our solutions for areas like wireless communications including 5G, connectivity, and IoT,” said James Scapa, Altair’s chief executive officer and founder. “We continue to focus on providing the world’s best software portfolio to help our customers meet their goals.” As the world becomes ever-more connected, the required infrastructure is critical. This technology will bolt on to Altair’s existing portfolio in high-frequency electromagnetics. “The WRAP team is thrilled to become part of the Altair ecosystem,” said OIov Carlsson, technical director of WRAP. “Since our inception, we have become trusted experts in spectrum management and radio network planning for civil and defence organisations, and we know that our wide-range of customers working to provide mission-critical safety communication channels will benefit from this Altair ecosystem.” About Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC), and data analytics. Altair enables organisations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.   Sentry Medical doing their part for QLD Health in the COVID-19 crisis 2020-05-15T02:34:17Z sentry-medical-doing-their-part-for-qld-health-in-the-covid-19-crisis Sentry Medical and representatives of Queensland Health and Government have been working tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring the delivery of much needed stock including 8 surgical million masks to aid with pandemic needs. Touchdown of the first flight, earlier this month and the second following this week brings much needed relief for urgent supplies imperative for Queensland Health facilities to remain operational whilst keeping their patients and staff protected. “We’re working around the clock with supply chain partners to ensure we can assist in providing some of the (surgical masks and isolation gowns) demand in Australia”, said Michael O’Brien, National Sales Manager, Sentry Medical. “It’s rewarding to see Sentry can help our front line workers, even in a small way”. Through this surge in global demand for personal protective equipment, Sentry has ensured the delivery of high quality products as well as stable manufacturing, whilst continually exceeding Australian standards on their ranges. “Compromising on our values to deliver inferior products is just not an option,” said Mr O’Brien. “Putting end users at potential risk of less than the stated protective standards is something we will not entertain”. About Sentry Medical For over 25 years, Sentry Medical has served the needs of the Australian and New Zealand health sectors by providing quality medical and surgical consumables, designed to meet the needs of today’s healthcare professionals and patients’ requirements. 100% Australian owned, Sentry Medical is accredited to ISO13485 and maintains control over all of the manufacturing processes to ensure all Sentry branded products comply with stringent quality standards. This also allows Sentry to provide innovative products and solutions that improve quality of life, reduce costs and improve patient care.  A customer focused company, Sentry’s key personnel have extensive knowledge regarding medical consumables and devices, enabling it to provide essential services such as in-house or on-site product education and training. www.sentrymedical.com.au Flexshield Product Keeps Australian Manufacturing Moving 2020-05-15T01:46:54Z flexshield-product-keeps-australian-manufacturing-moving Toowoomba, QLD: Flexshield announced the release of their Segregation Barriers, a new Barrier for the manufacturing industry. The Segregation Barriers separate production line employees where social distancing isn’t possible. Segregation Barriers allow production line staff to continue to work through the Corona Virus Pandemic.   “The design ensures that employees are separated but can still see each other,” says Ronnie Evenden General Manager of Flexshield, “visibility is important as we want to ensure staff can still communicate to avoid any accidents.”   Features and benefits of Segregation Barriers include:  Keeping Australian manufacturing moving  Transparency for visibility on the production line  Made and designed from approved materials    Segregation Barriers are available for purchase from today. Segregation Barriers is a custom-designed product for each manufacturing factory. For more information on Segregation Barriers, visit https://flexshield.com.au/flexshield-keep-manufacturing-moving/.   About Flexshield:  Flexshield specialises in Industrial Noise Control and PVC Screening. Flexshield has a nationwide sales and installation team who are always on the lookout for new opportunities to help our clients. Flexshield products are accredited.   Ends Newcastle Kerbing Contractor Offering Extruded & Slipform Kerbing Solutions 2020-05-09T09:49:42Z newcastle-kerbing-contractor-offering-extruded-amp-slipform-kerbing-solutions Leading Newcastle kerbing contractors, Vadas Kerb have released a complete range of guttering, edging and kerbing solutions for commercial, civil and residential clients throughout Newcastle and Sydney. With more than 50 years of experience in the industry, Vadas Kerb have a proven track record of exceptional service and workmanship. If you would like to request more information regarding the range of guttering solutions provided by the team, please visit the official company website at https://kerb.com.au/. Vadas Kerb Address: Newcastle, NSW, 2300 Phone: 0456 789 000 Website: https://kerb.com.au/ Track’em showing strong growth in 2020 despite the current economic challenges 2020-05-08T02:19:04Z track-em-showing-strong-growth-in-2020-despite-the-current-economic-challenges Trackem Pty Ltd (Track'em), leader in cloud-based tracking solutions in construction, mining and oil and gas, is on a trajectory of solid growth, despite the situation that has evolved around COVID-19.   While there is a constant focus on guarding budgets during this period, the company’s key operating metrics are showing strong results. Recent customer success and the uptake of the latest release of Track’em’s materials tracking platform are the driving forces behind this performance.   “2020 has taken a turn that none of us expected,” says Kashif Saleem, Founder and CEO, Track’em.   “With the COVID-19 outbreak, industries and countries have been turned upside down and pulled out of their normal routines. While I regret to see so many companies struggle, Track’em is on a trajectory of growth. We have just released a new version of our Materials Tracking solution and our pipeline is looking healthy, with many new contracts already signed this year.”   The number of active users on Track’em’s platforms has grown by 62% since the beginning of 2020 and the number of transactions running through the software increased by 667% in 2019 alone.   Saleem continuous, “While concerned about the global situation, I’m confident that we will collectively get through this and that it will bring everyone closer together. All our staff are working from home and we have put all the systems and tools in place to make sure we can continue to assist our clients in delivering capital intensive projects in the construction and resource industries on schedule.”   Mark McIntyre, Global VP of Sales, commented, “Our focus has always been on making sure customers can manage and track enterprise resources effectively. In this dynamic time, this is more crucial than ever. The current uncertainty urges companies to optimise processes and have a real-time understanding of the status of project resources such as materials, assets and people. Clients are looking for smarter and flexible ways to operate, and our solutions play right into this.”   Track’em will continue to monitor the situation closely, with the top priority being the health and safety of its staff, customers and stakeholders. About Track'em Track’em is the leading provider of cloud-based tracking software in the resources and construction industries. By tracking assets, materials and time, Track'em provides control and drives efficiency during construction and maintenance projects. Headquartered in Perth, Australia, Track'em has tracked over 10 million items in engineering and construction projects across the world’s largest mining, and oil and gas projects, helping assets owners, engineering companies and contractors deliver projects on time and budget. For more information, visit trackem.com.au. Read all about the 10 steps to implement a material tracking system. Australian Fashion Agency Thrives as New Athleisure & Loungewear Categories Surge During COVID-19 2020-05-07T07:17:14Z australian-fashion-agency-thrives-as-new-athleisure-amp-loungewear-categories-surge-during-covid-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE7th May 2020Melbourne, Australia: Slyletica, a unique fashion agency which builds activewear and athleisure brands for influencers and entrepreneurs, has seen an unprecedented increase in the number of people wanting to start an athleisure brand during COVID-19.Prior to COVID-19 activewear was already booming, but since the outbreak consumers have shifted towards new athleisure and loungewear categories, and sweatpants are selling faster than ever before. According to tracking firm Edited, the tracksuit sell-through rate is up 36 per cent in the U.S. and U.K. compared with the same period last year, and sweatpants sales were up 79 per cent in the U.S. from February to April.With people working and working out from home, the demand for comfort continues to surge, putting companies like Slyletica at the forefront of a new and burgeoning category. Even Anna Wintour has jumped in on the action – featuring on Vogue’s Instagram account last month in a pair of trackpants.“It was only a matter of time before athleisure led the way in fashion apparel sales. It’s about a lifestyle – moving from work, to workout, to whatever else without the need to keep changing clothes.  Now we’re seeing more interest, particularly from the U.S. and U.K. The demand for comfort and versatility is forcing innovation in design and manufacturing and it’s pretty exciting to be a part of it”, says Slyletica CEO Simon Rawadi.According to Business of Fashion, activewear sales were up 40 per cent in the U.S. and 97 per cent in the U.K. year-on-year during the first week of April.While other sectors of fashion cancelled orders with their factories prior to the lockdown, many activewear labels are thriving and Slyletica is onboarding clients at a rate higher than ever before. “We’ve made starting a brand easy but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. The important thing is to differentiate yourself, have a unique story and solve a problem for consumers. You should have this before you contact us. We can help you with the rest,” says Rawadi.Slyletica is preparing to launch more than seven new influencer brands in the coming months and handles everything from design and manufacturing to ecommerce, marketing and order fulfilment, all from their Melbourne headquarters.About Slyletica (www.slyletica.com)Slyletica is Australia’s leading fashion agency and the only in the world that offers a complete end-to-end solution for anyone wanting to start a fashion brand. Specialising in athleisure and sportswear, Slyletica will work with over 250 influencers and entrepreneurs by the end of 2020 in an industry that is thriving during COVID-19 and the surge of casual ‘at home’ attire.Simon and Yetta Rawadi are now available for interviews.To schedule an interview or for all other media enquiries please contact Slyletica:Chloe McQuoidchloe@slyletica.com0422 838 857 D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias Cloud Managed Network Solution hosted in Australia 2020-05-06T23:21:41Z d-link-a-nz-launches-nuclias-cloud-managed-network-solution-hosted-in-australia D-Link A/NZ has launched Nuclias Cloud, its new cloud-managed networking solution developed specifically for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) which will enable them to help small businesses through to very large enterprises remotely set up, configure, monitor, troubleshoot, and manage their customers network infrastructure, including Wi-Fi Access Points and Network Switches, across multiple sites anytime, anywhere.  Nuclias Cloud is available to MSPs on a month-to-month basis with no lock-in contract, unlike most other solutions in this space. In addition, to help MSPs during these challenging COVID-19 times, D-Link A/NZ has suspended all monthly billing for both new and existing Nuclias Cloud MSPs for at least Q2 2020. Key benefits of Nuclias Cloud for MSPs:-·         Regular revenue stream: Nuclias Cloud is a service platform that allows MSPs to bill their customers in the fashion that they prefer whether upfront, monthly, annually, or whichever combination they prefer. MSPs are charged monthly for usage in arrears only, versus competitors’ long-term contracts, freeing up cashflow that can otherwise be put to good use. ·         Month-to-month pricing: No lock-in contracts, and easy to manage cashflow forecasts·         Lower overheads: Easy to install, Nuclias Cloud can easily be managed remotely online·         Elevate your offering: Nuclias Cloud proactively enables you to offer a better service·         Reliability and reputation: Nuclias Cloud offers high-performance access points and cloud-managed switches which are managed by a centralised cloud-based control system, deployed on over 50,000 cloud-managed customer networks around the world·         Fewer cost variables and competitively priced: Nuclias Cloud has no long-term costs, no hidden extras, and no additional license fees which makes for predictable cost management·         Easy to implement, maintain and grow: Easy for the customer or the MSP to grow and expand with linear fixed costs. D-Link ANZ Managing Director, Graeme Reardon said, "MSPs need a powerful and scalable solution with which they can manage their customers networks from a single pane of glass, and Nuclias Cloud provides exactly that. With the flexibility of no lock in contracts, local stock, zero-touch provisioning and an intuitive, scalable dashboard that provides the MSP a view across their entire customer network, all whilst being hosted locally in Australia, Nuclias Cloud provides MSPs with a simple choice - Pay multi-year licensing fees up front out of their own cashflow to their existing vendors, or investigate a move to a clean-sheet designed cloud solution that has been successfully deployed in some of the largest telcos in the world, giving them the flexibility that MSPs deserve.” A significant number of MSPs have already chosen to use and resell the Nuclias Cloud Management solution in Australia due to this flexibility, ease of scalability and simple, but compelling, resale benefits.With Nuclias Cloud’s inherent zero-touch provisioning and scalable architecture, MSPs can easily deploy and streamline networks to support an unlimited number of devices across multiple sites. Once set up, administrators can manage the network from the online portal or dedicated App, using either or both to capture and analyse advanced traffic reports and real-time insights into every connected device. Additional features include secure role-based administration system, auditable change logs, authentication via captive portal, 802.1x, RADIUS server, automated network monitoring, and Facebook and Google login support for guest Wi-Fi access.  The Nuclias Cloud range of hardware solutions has been extended to include high-performance Gigabit smart-managed switches with optional PoE and fibre connectivity as well as Wi-Fi Access Points featuring MU-MIMO, PoE support, and up to 3x3 concurrent dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. D-Link cameras and routers will also become part of the Nuclias Cloud solution in 2020. Nuclias Cloud Hardware pricingDBS-2000-10MP10-Port Gigabit Nuclias Cloud Managed PoE switch with 8 PoE RJ45 and 2 SFP ports. PoE budget 130 Watts. A$679.95 NZ$799.99 DBS-2000-28 28-Port Gigabit Nuclias Cloud Managed switch with 28 RJ45 and 4 Combo SFP ports. A$399.95 NZ$449.99 DBS-2000-28MP 28-Port Gigabit Nuclias Cloud Managed PoE switch with 28 RJ45 (24 PoE) and 4 Combo SFP ports. PoE budget 370 Watts. A$1,349.95 $1,549.99 DBS-2000-28P 28-Port Gigabit Nuclias Cloud Managed PoE switch with 28 RJ45 (24 PoE) and 4 Combo SFP ports. PoE budget 193 Watts. A$899.95 $999.99 DBS-2000-52 52-Port Gigabit Nuclias Cloud Managed switch with 52 RJ45 and 4 Combo SFP ports. A$849.95$949.99 DBS-2000-52MP 52-Port Gigabit Nuclias Cloud Managed PoE switch with 52 RJ45 (48 PoE) and 4 Combo SFP ports. PoE budget 370 Watts. A$1,599.95 NZ$1,899.99 DBA-1210P Nuclias Cloud-Managed Wireless AC1300 Wave 2 Dual Band PoE Access Point A$429.95 NZ$499.99 DBA-1510P Nuclias Cloud-Managed Wireless AC1750 Dual Band PoE Access Point A$479.95 NZ$579.99 DBM-AU-M1 Nuclias Cloud Management access per device, 1 month A$19.95  NZ$21.99   Nuclias Cloud is available now in Australia and New Zealand. For more information go to www.dlink.com.au/nuclias, www.dlink.co.nz/nuclias or contact the D-Link Business Solutions team at nuclias@dlink.com.au About D-LinkD-Link has designed, developed and manufactured award-winning networking, wireless, video surveillance, storage and home automation solutions for over 31 years. As a global leader in connectivity, D-Link is transforming business networks and equipping businesses to operate more efficiently. It is also a key enabler of the smart home, making it easy and affordable for people around the world to monitor, automate and control their home from anywhere, anytime using their smartphone or tablet. D-Link’s extensive ranges of innovative, high-performing and intuitive technologies are available for both businesses and consumers through its global network of channel and retail partners and service providers.For more information visit www.dlink.com.au or connect onFacebook: www.facebook.com/DLinkAUNZTwitter: www.twitter.com/DLinkAustraliaLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/d-link-australiaYouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TheDAUSMarketingInstagram: www.instagram.com/dlink_aunz Liverpool Catholic Club chooses Epson LightScene projection solution 2020-05-06T03:05:17Z liverpool-catholic-club-chooses-epson-lightscene-projection-solution Liverpool Catholic Club, one of the bigger clubs in Sydney’s western suburbs, recently completed some significant renovations, part of which included a unique theatre and cinema space and for which they chose and installed an Epson LightScene projection solution. Liverpool Catholic Club Admin & IT Manager Gary Parisi​ explained, “We were looking for a seriously good projection feature to add value on the walls in the new theatre so we asked our AV supplier IPG and they suggested Epson LightScene projectors.” The club eventually purchased six Epson LightScene projectors to help light the theatre’s walls with clever designs, including some rare unique stained glass window images.Parisi continued, “We wanted to add something extra in our theatre on the walls. We wanted to use what used to be free space to place everything from company logos, movies posters, advertising through to stained glass effects. The Epson LightScene solutions fulfilled our requirements by given us the ability to easily project and manage still images and video content on our bare walls. They couldn’t be more flexible or straightforward.” Epson Australia’s LightScene EV-100 Series is a new type of projector that has been created to blend into the background with a sleek, conventional lighting design. Available in black or white, the 2,000-lumen WXGA EV-100 can work as either a projector or a spotlight without distracting viewers from the subject.The LightScene EV-100’s unobtrusive design is ideal for curated visual environments such as clubs, retail showrooms, shop window displays, museum exhibits and art installations, where minimal visual clutter is key. It can be used to provide information, show video or moving patterns, and even projection map imagery onto small objects.The Liverpool Catholic Club also uses the LightScene solution for companies they partner and associate with to be able to project their logos. When showing movies, they use LightScene to project movie posters. They also cleverly and subtly advertise their own brand during functions.Parisi continued, “There’s a wow factor with LightScene and that is we now have unlimited content that we can project on what were previously unusable walls. As we have the length of both walls covered, it is very impressive when you watch a slideshow projected which tells the story of what is currently happening in the room. We’ve had very positive feedback on LightScene’s ease of use and how it truly illuminates an otherwise boring backdrop.”Clearly Gary Parisi is impressed with the Club’s new Epson LightScene solution as he concluded, “The LightScene performs brilliantly. It is easy to use, it’s up and running in minutes and when all LightScenes are running in sequence they create a real atmosphere in the room. After several meetings and a thorough assessment by IPG, it was clear LightScene was the best solution on the market for us.” Follow Epson on social media:Facebook: @EpsonAustraliaTwitter: @EpsonAustInstagram: @EpsonAust