The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-11T07:56:25Z FIFO Workers: Have Your Say on Mental Health 2019-10-11T07:56:25Z fifo-workers-have-your-say-on-mental-health Current and past FIFO workers are being urged to anonymously share their experience in a short online survey, as part of an author’s ongoing research into FIFO mental health. A 2018 study found one-third of FIFO workers in the resource sector experience high levels of psychological distress, a number double the rate of the general population (see related article). Writer John Toomey said his book would explore how FIFO workers can reverse this trend, and create themselves a successful and rewarding FIFO experience. “For a long time, I have been watching the unfolding mental health challenges that seem to impact so many FIFO workers across Australia. I can feel the impact on the individual, their families and their workmates. We need to move to reduce the suffering here.” “Having a great deal of experience in working with physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and providing workable solutions, I have felt strongly that I can offer some guidance and support.” According to the 2018 study, 33 percent of FIFO workers experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress (compared to 17 percent among non-FIFO workers). FIFO workers also reported higher levels of burnout and suffered more bullying. The report‘s recommendations include changing shifts and roster patterns to provide better downtime, building on community connections, providing workers with permanent rooms whilst on-site, and providing reliable communications for workers to talk to loved ones back home. Acknowledging the clear problem, Toomey said his book would help all workers and their families, new and old, to better prepare for the experience and make it work, for everyone. “This is my effort to reduce the unacceptable levels of mental health issues impacting this workforce.” Toomey is now seeking responses from the FIFO community as part of his research and has created a 10 minute, 35 question anonymous online survey – found at the bottom of the article. “I want to hear from the people on the ground, living the FIFO life, or who have lived the FIFO life.” “Your genuine responses to this survey will help me gain a clearer understanding. I will simply use the data to collate to give me a better understanding so that the book will be as relevant and useful as possible.” “Even if you are not currently working FIFO – if you have worked FIFO in the past, please do the survey and answer as you would have whilst working FIFO.” Take the survey Original Post is here: Controlling Methamphetamine Risks in the Workplace 2019-10-10T03:09:12Z controlling-methamphetamine-risks-in-the-workplace Long work hours, workplace isolation, and inadequate supervision and training can increase the likelihood that workers turn to drugs like methamphetamine, according to the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS). The DMIRS outlines several other drug abuse risk factors in its latest edition of ThinkSafe, including poor job suitability, workplace culture, and fatigue. The regulator says there is a number of strategies employers can adopt to mitigate these risks, and says each workplace should conduct a risk assessment on factors that have the potential to cause drug-related issues, in consultation with workers. “For the risk of worker isolation, employers can establish support networks, encourage social interaction internally and outside of the workplace, and establish communication channels with existing employee assistance programs (EAP) or appropriately qualified personnel.” “Employers can also monitor for impairment by training supervisors in how to identify the signs and symptoms of substance use and ensuring they know how to manage any risks.” “Monitor employees for fatigue and sleep deprivation, consider these factors when rostering and arranging shifts, and identify and address interpersonal issues.” Employers should also support rehabilitation efforts by providing information about EAPs, external resources and educational material, the regulator says. As far as minimising the work impact, the DMRIS recommends control measures including: eliminating excessive isolation demands from activities considering work or task rotations redesigning the activity to require a combination of mental and physical tasks ensuring rest periods are used • eliminating the need for long shifts to be worked designing spaces used by the public to include security controls providing information and training to staff who work with at-risk members of the public implementing a workplace policy stating action will be taken to protect workers from violence and aggression. Get more information here. Original Post The unlimited benefits of RTLS only with CarePlus™ Nurse Call 2019-10-09T01:44:46Z the-unlimited-benefits-of-rtls-only-with-careplus-nurse-call [Perth, Australia 9 October 2019] CarePlus™ is the market-leading care management destination for RTLS solutions and Nurse Call in the healthcare industry at NiQ Health, designing three targeted and integrated applications for different facilities, different people and different assets.   Each RTLS solution – CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress, CarePlus™ Asset Tracking and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call - can be fully integrated into CarePlus™ Nurse Call systems or installed as stand-alone devices with existing Nurse Call applications.   CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call maximise safety, offering instant detect and direct responses when a portable tag is activated for assistance through 100% precise room locations. CarePlus™ Asset Tracking meanwhile ensures the management of important and costly equipment, certifying significant return on investment.  Advanced, clinical-grade Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and dual active technology RF (Radio Frequency) and IR (Infra-Red) is harnessed to automatically identify and track the location of assets and/or people in real time. Precise room accuracy location services guarantee indoor areas are effectively covered within any facility, of any size. CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call also adhere to the recent Australian state governments recommendations to improve care standards in acute and aged care, valuing the need for greater staff and resident safety. CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call has keenly observed the ongoing 2019 Royal Commission into aged care practices, noting any relevant recommendations.   For more information, please click here to visit our webpage.  MOVUS announces technology partnership with OSIsoft 2019-10-09T00:21:19Z movus-announces-technology-partnership-with-osisoft MOVUS, the Australian developer of FitMachine, which is a continuous condition monitoring solution, today announced a technology partnership with OSIsoft - a leader in data technology for critical operations. This partnership will enable customers from around the globe to correlate the data from equipment and processes captured and curated by the PI System, with trends, real-time data and alarms on equipment condition provided by FitMachine. This new partnership also allows MOVUS's FitMachine solution to complement OSIsoft's offering by bringing key equipment health data and insights to the operations technology ecosystem, without adding any complexity. OSIsoft’s PI System serves as a data infrastructure, connecting people to industrial equipment, sensors and other devices to cut costs, increase productivity or create new services. PI System data can be used directly by engineers or streamed into other applications to accelerate data preparation and analytics. MOVUS FitMachine is unique, as it builds a model for every piece of equipment; FitMachine collects real time condition data and quickly learns "normal behaviour". From then on, it monitors 24/7 for subtle condition changes and sends early warnings of potential failures. Brad Parsons, CEO of MOVUS, said this new business relationship supports both companies’ mutual goal to help their customers with their ongoing digital transformation journeys. “OSIsoft’s origins are similar to that of MOVUS - we both have a credible history of developing unique technology which supports industrial operational processes by capturing, managing and visualising critical real-time data,” said Brad. “OSIsoft PI Vision is one of the dominant platforms in the data historian market and both companies have customers in common. MOVUS is excited to integrate our technologies, so that we can offer our customers unrivaled support to help them make important business decisions about their connected-asset operations,” added Brad. Yong Thé, Regional Manager of Oceania for OSIsoft said this partnership will also help both companies to better scale their reach across the growing US and Australian markets. “OSIsoft is dedicated to helping people transform their world through data and MOVUS’ FitMachine’s underlying use of artificial intelligence and machine learning data complements our mission,” said Yong. “It is a vital AI solution for any heavy asset industry. Our combined offerings will no doubt be of great benefit to our customers, particularly those based in Asia Pacific and the US, where we already have a significant presence.” Adding to Yong’s comments, Brad Parsons said he is keen to help companies that are looking for ways to improve efficiencies through real-time data management. He especially looks forward to seeing the successful outcomes this technology partnership will achieve for their mining, chemicals, food and beverage, and manufacturing customers globally. For more information please visit Malaysian PM supports upcoming World Chinese Business & Economic Summit in Macau 2019-10-08T02:23:03Z malaysian-pm-endorses-upcoming-world-chinese-business-amp-economic-summit-in-macau Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad, has written to the organizers of the upcoming World Chinese Business & Economic Summit (WCBES) to be held in Macau 17 – 18 October 2019 to extend his best wishes to the participants of the very important Summit to be held at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel.    The Malaysian PM recently visited China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum.  The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can be an important and useful connectivity for countries not only in our East Asia region but also between China and Europe, and China and Africa said Dr Mahathir.    “Malaysia supports the BRI as we believe we can benefit from improved connectivity, new investments, new technologies and also new business opportunities”, added the PM.   Dr Mahathir also referred to the trade wars between nations and their potential to threaten global economic prosperity and growth.    “We are unsure how this will be resolved and how it will impact small nations like Malaysia, be it in the short term or in the long run.    “Nevertheless, we believe that economic cooperation between China and Southeast Asian countries will be mutually advantageous”, said Dr Mahathir.   The World Chinese Business & Economic Summit brings together the global Chinese diaspora as well as entrepreneurs, investors, scholars and professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and collaborate for future endeavors”.   Responding to Dr Mahathir on behalf of WCBES, Co-Chairman and President, Kingsley Strategic Institute (KSI), Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh said the Summit comes at a time of immense global importance.   “This is reflected in the in the content of the Summit program and the stellar array of speakers from government, trade, business, captains of industry and academia,” added Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh.   “Delegates will benefit from the latest analysis and information on the Chinese economy as well as updates on the opportunities from the Belt and Road Initiative.  An evaluation on the impact of a US-China trade war will also be of immense importance,” affirmed Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh.   “Also included in the program is an acknowledgement of the vital role the global Chinese diaspora has made to China’s economic success.  Comprising leading entrepreneurs, professionals, scientists and academics – the Chinese diaspora has effectively given China a resource unavailable to any previous rising power.”   This year WCBES celebrates its 11th anniversary and will be held in conjunction with the World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs.  The Summit’s theme is Enhancing Partnerships & Shared Prosperity Through the BRI.   Commenting further on the upcoming Summit, Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh said the program will focus on the importance of business as a driver of sustainable economic growth and as builders of bridges across communities, nations and cultures.   Bringing the WCBES to Macau is apt and timely as Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong has been designated as a Greater Bay Area, a megapolis consisting of 9 cities and 2 Special Administrative Regions.   Furthermore, 2019 also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.   It is also the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China.   For information & registration please the WCBES website   Issued by    Kingsley Strategic Institute                             Media Enquiries: Mr. Joe Perri,        Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd                               Mob:  +61 412 112 545     Email:   Green Frog Systems Achieves cTUVus Certification for Solar Lighting Products 2019-10-01T03:28:00Z green-frog-systems-achieves-ctuvus-certification-for-solar-lighting-products Green Frog Systems, Australia’s leading designer and manufacturer of solar lighting products and energy storage systems, today announced that their range of Australian designed solar street lights and solar pathway lights have successfully passed rigorous UL equivalent testing by the TÜV SÜD laboratory and been awarded the cTUVus Certification mark. The certification is yet another layer on the company's foundation for market expansion into North America, as well as exemplifying the safety of their product ranges into further global arenas. Being one of the first solar lighting companies to achieve certification of a UL standard, testing proved challenging and was a learning curve for both Green Frog Systems and the testing house as very few low voltage DC devices undergo this level of testing. Solar lighting systems have different components to mains powered lighting alternatives, which meant the testing house were having to determine the appropriate and applicable testing systems for these new technologies.  “When we first began this process in early 2018, there was a lot of back and forth with the testing house, bringing a product based on solar lighting technology they hadn’t had experience with. Achieving this certification confirms not only the safety and durability of our products, it highlights our place at the forefront of reliable solar technologies.” – Kingston Lim, Product Engineering Manager at Green Frog Systems. The cTUVus mark and certification provides proof of compliance with UL 1598:2019 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 250.0-18. The following products have been certified: the GFS-Stealth series, GFS-200, GFS-200ES, GFS-400 and GFS-400ES. About Green Frog Systems Green Frog Systems is dedicated to producing quality solar lighting and energy storage products that deliver greater reliability and efficiency than conventional street lighting, helping to move people beyond the mains grid and into sustainable technologies. You can learn more on the Green Frog Systems website: Follow Green Frog Systems on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. The Industry-leading Vinyl Cutting Software - EasyCut Pro Now Available. 2019-09-26T07:48:09Z the-industry-leading-vinyl-cutting-software-easycut-pro-now-available NEW YORK, N.Y.,  Sept. 26, 2019 - EasyCut, a leading developer of sign-making software programs, today announced the launch of its ultimate sign design and vinyl cutting software – EasyCut Pro. The next generation of print and sign-making software is here! Unlike other sign design programs, It offers carefully integrated digital design, print-and-cut and direct-to-vinyl cut wide-format jobs from one application. EasyCut Pro is more meant for businesses or sign shops that use the larger vinyl plotters. Ideal for the small to mid-size sign shop that produces vinyl cut signage.   EasyCut Pro is the most powerful and full-featured sign-making software on market. It combines highly intuitive user interface, and the professional vinyl cutting features that takes sign making to the next level. It makes it possible for anyone to create high quality, printer-ready signs and decals in just minutes whether you are an experienced graphic designer, or this is your first time.   “We have many years’ experience in the signage industry which was well leveraged to develop the professional and easy to use sign-making programs.” said Eric Johnson, EasyCut’s Marketing Director. “EasyCut Pro is a natural extension of our current family of vinyl cutting applications. This new app gives our worldwide customers a choice for more advanced Print and Cut technology.”   There are over 500 cutting plotter supported from GCC, USCutter, UKCutter, Roland, Graphtec, Secabo, Summa, Mutoh, AnaGraph, Refine, Seiki, Rabbit, Bridge, Kasa, Liyu, Redsail, Bascocut, Foison, TENETH, Saga, PixMax, Vevor, Vicsign, Vinyl Express and so on.      With the release of EasyCut Pro 5.1.01, new features include:  1. The tiling feature that separates a design into two or more pieces. 2. Add a Weed Border for vinyl jobs, making it faster to weed the finished design. 3. Automatic color separation. 4. Cut each color separately. 5. Contour Cutting. 6. Cut end action options to rewind, do nothing or advance a specified amount. 7. Customize color of mat's background on each page of project. 8. Show print margins on the Cutting Mat for currently selected Printer. 9. Export as PDF added: vector and raster images. 10. Resample setting added to Trace Image. 11. High Pass Filter setting to improve the tracing of some images. 12. Option to put each individual tile on its own page. 13. True for 64-bit support. 14. New cutting plotters supported. 15. Fully compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 10. 16. Other stability improvements and small bugs fixed.   To learn more about EasyCut Pro 5.1.01, please visit     Pricing and availability:  EasyCut Pro 5.1.01 is available for all popular Windows and Mac platforms, including the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 10. A fully functional free trial version may be downloaded from , the full version retails at $199.95. Users who have previously purchased Easy Cut Studio can upgrade for $139.95 USD. Additionally, the software is also available through affiliates, resellers and distributors worldwide.     About EasyCut:  EasyCut is the leading provider of sign design and print & cut graphic solutions for the sign-making industry. our mission is to delight our customers by producing the world’s best digital large format printing and vinyl-cutting software which is the most productive, innovative and feature rich software our customers have ever experienced, and all at the lowest possible price. The software is translated into multiple languages and distributed in over 100 countries with a loyal customer base. Seeley International acclaimed as “Australia’s Distinguished Family Business of the Year” 2019-09-19T05:30:58Z seeley-international-acclaimed-as-australia-s-distinguished-family-business-of-the-year Seeley International has won the coveted National Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award - 2019. This prestigious national award announcement from Family Business Australia coincides with National Family Business Day. In accepting the award, Seeley International Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM, DUniv Flin, FAICD said: “This very special honour acknowledges our success in being a world-class manufacturer, while still maintaining our strong family values that recognise the contributions of individuals, embracing innovation and teamwork, and ensuring continuing excellence in all we do.” “Success is achieved by realising that problems are opportunities, waiting to be discovered. And throughout our 50-plus years in business, my wonderful wife Kathy has never wavered in her support – even in our darkest days,” Mr Seeley said. “I’m also delighted that all of our four children, Barry, Jon, Tim and Kari have been involved in the business over the years, and that Jon is now our Group Managing Director,” he said. “Together with our Seeley International Extended Family, we will continue to push boundaries to keep producing even more innovative and energy efficient products; and this award will spur all of us on, so that we will continue to be the best in the business.” Mr Seeley remains an active leader within the business in his role as Executive Chairman and continues to have direct oversight of more than a dozen engineers that form the “Imagineering Department” which focuses largely on “over-the-horizon” innovation and product development. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2001 and won South Australian Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. In 2011 he was named South Australian of the Year, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Manufacturers Monthly in 2012, was awarded the Ernst and Young Champion of Entrepreneurship in 2013, named Innovation and Design Executive of the Year by CEO magazine in 2015 and was a Hall of Fame Recipient at the inaugural 2015 IMPACT awards. In 2018, Mr Seeley previously received an Honorary Doctorate from Flinders University for his outstanding entrepreneurship and investment in the local business community. About Seeley International - Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is the market leader in the design and manufacture of ducted and portable heating and cooling products for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets in Australia. Renowned for its innovation, Seeley International’s brands include Breezair, Braemar, Convair, Climate Wizard, Aira, Coolerado, Integrated Comfort and Coolair. Seeley International’s head office is based in Australia at its Lonsdale manufacturing plant. Factories are also situated in the USA and Albury in Australia.  The company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, DUniv Flin, FAICD, who remains Executive Chairman. Unlike many of its competitors, Seeley International continues to design and manufacture most of the components for its Australian made products, which it exports to more than 100 countries around the world.  With a strong support network across Europe, UK and Africa; customers can buy a Seeley International product with global confidence, knowing that they are investing in a quality climate control solution. Seeley International never stops striving to engineer the world’s most energy efficient climate control solutions – and that commitment to excellence is at the heart of everything it does. Independent verification of Seeley International success in delivering on that, commitment has been recognised by many awards and an expanding global presence. More information at Australian commercial upholstery manufacturer Rae-Line appoints SYSPRO’S ERP solution to support business efficiencies during the next phase of growth 2019-09-17T23:30:29Z australian-commercial-upholstery-manufacturer-rae-line-appoints-syspro-s-erp-solution-to-support-business-efficiencies-during-the-next-phase-of-growth Rae-Line, a market leader in the design and manufacture of commercial upholstery for trucks, caravans, sports and safety padding, has chosen SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, to support its digital transformation journey as the business embarks on a new period of growth. The 47-year-old company counts Kenworth Trucks as one of its longest serving customers and prides itself on how its staff continue to deliver exceptional client service by providing timely solutions to help solve customers’ problems. Rae-Line has been recognised as Kenworth’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ seven times. Brett Vorhauer, Managing Director for Rae-Line says the business has been successful at reactively addressing issues, but they are at a point where employees’ time needs to be freed up to allow them to do more with the limited time they have. Despite a solid customer base, the growth of the company and its customers’ businesses means the organisation needs to progress its digital transformation journey, so that efficiency can be improved via better predictability throughout the supply chain. “Due to customer growth, the business has outgrown our legacy system of relying on manual data collection and requires a more integrated IT system. Having the support of a systemised ERP solution will help us further service our clients efficiently whilst being able to predict any needs or issues one or two weeks ahead,” says Brett. “This in turn will help boost our profitability, not just in terms of cash flow but also with how an ERP helps replace the less mundane tasks for my staff so they can work on other aspects within the business.” The team at Rae-Line will be able to automate some manual processes such as material requirements planning, capacity planning and digitise customer schedules, ensuring staff are working on the latest information. Current systems, such as payroll and CRM, will be integrated with SYSPRO’s software and cash flow will also be improved by reducing the need to hold more materials on site. Having access to a comprehensive dashboard will help the management see whether production is going to plan. While the decision to purchase a new ERP was collectively made by Rae-Line’s key decision makers, the entire senior team is looking forward to overcoming several business challenges by being able to make better decisions with the data the business will be collecting through the SYSPRO ERP system. Of the companies who participated in the sales process, SYSPRO was a stand-out choice due to the company team’s detailed knowledge and its complementary partnership approach. “SYSPRO’s approach and willingness to help its customers is the same culture we have at Rae-Line. Their team is an ongoing partner in our business, it’s no different to my banker or insurance broker –these are people we rely on for their expertise in our business and to help us continue to improve,” added Brett. In addition to the cost and efficiency benefits, the wellbeing of employees is equally important. Rae-Line’s Managing Director believes the ERP system will help reduce stress in the workplace as an estimated 70-80 staff members will have more certainty in what they’re doing because they can see problems more clearly and be better prepared to deal with them. “Rae-Line and SYSPRO share the same business philosophy. We put the customer first and take pride in delivering exceptional customer experiences,” said Rob Stummer, CEO, SYSPRO Australasia. “We are committed to partnering with Rae-Line to enable them to better respond to the challenges of a rapidly-evolving customer-facing business." Using the best technology to remove paper-based records, and to make the information flow immediate, relevant and as accurate as possible is an IT strategy which works for Rae-Line. After the current initial phase of the project is complete, Rae-Line will work with SYSPRO’S engineering team to actualise the design process. The project is currently ahead of schedule and expected to officially go live by April 2020. Enhance your sense of wellbeing with this solar-powered Buddha - he looks great by day and spectacular by night! 2019-09-10T05:30:10Z enhance-your-sense-of-wellbeing-with-this-solar-powered-buddha-he-looks-great-by-day-and-spectacular-by-night Dear xx We could all use a little peace and serenity in our busy lives. So let our Solar Buddha Statue be your inspiration. Ideal as either a decor piece indoors or for creating a sense of tranquility in the garden. If you place him outdoors during the day, the solar panel will charge the rechargeable Ni-MH battery so that, by night, the 5 LEDs around the Buddha illuminate automatically. The perfect reminder to stop, take a deep breath and enjoy your surroundings. Once installed, all that is left to do is sit back and enjoy the ambience. High-res images available to download here Automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn. Up to 8 hours of light each night when fully charged. Rechargeable, replaceable Ni-MH batteries 2x AA 1.2v 600mAh No wiring, simply install and enjoy. No operating costs. For more information visit: Telestar Recognised as a Leader in Managing Mobile Communications 2019-09-03T00:00:26Z telestar-recognised-as-a-leader-in-managing-mobile-communications Melbourne, September 3rd, 2019:  Telestar Communications, a provider of end-to-end Managed Mobility Services to large organisations, has been recognised by Telstra Corporation, Australia’s largest telecoms carrier, at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. Telstra Corporation is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, providing communications services to over 18 million customers across Australia, including a majority of the nation’s enterprises and a majority of its governments. At the ceremony, Telestar was awarded “Enterprise Mobility Partner of the Year”, recognising Telestar’s success in managing hundreds of thousands of mobile services and devices for enterprises and governments.  The award was judged on a mix of criteria relating to: 1.    Breadth of capability; 2.    Ability to deliver Managed Services; and 3.    Client satisfaction.   Julie Atwal, Telestar founder and CEO, said:“I am thrilled to accept this award on behalf of the entire Telestar team. Managing mobility is specialised, and goes well beyond the remit of traditional IT departments, procurement groups and expense groups. Telestar takes a full lifecycle approach, integrating all aspects of Device Management (such and MDM and IoT management), Expense Management (such as spend analytics and optimisation), and Operations Management (such as expert support, asset management and HR and finance integration). This end-to-end approach, coupled with being an ISO-27001 information security certified organisation, gives organisations a great level of confidence in relying on us to manage their critical mobility services.   About Telestar: Telestar manages the communications of businesses and governments. Telestar’s solutions procure, secure, assist, control and govern over 500,000 devices and connections for large organisations in the East Asia and Pacific region. Governments and large enterprises trust Telestar to manage all aspects of their communications assets, usage and expenditure, to simplify their operations, improve service and contain cost. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Receives the 2019 Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customer Award 2019-09-02T06:17:07Z mitsubishi-heavy-industries-receives-the-2019-canstar-blue-most-satisfied-customer-award Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, PTY. LTD. (MHIAA) have done it again! As one of the country’s most trusted brands by consumers, MHIAA has scooped up the 2019 Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customer Award in the 2019 Air Conditioners category. This accolade follows the announcement of MHIAA winning CHOICE’s Best Brand award in late 2018 as well as their AvantiPLUS® split system receiving the Gold Good Design Award in July this year. As Australia’s most trusted comparison website, Canstar Blue was born out of the prominent Canstar brand in 2010 and is focused on consumer goods across 150-plus categories. The findings are based on independent, professional customer satisfaction research and ratings as well as in-house expert research and ratings. Receiving 5-stars for overall satisfaction, functionality, reliability, quietness and 4-stars for ease of use and value for money, MHIAA was the only brand in the Air Conditioners category to receive five stars for four out of the six categories. Scoring was based on wall mounted split system AC units as well as ducted AC units. This latest award, in conjunction with previous honours, both nationally and internally, reflects the brands continued commitment to delivering, quiet yet high performing air-conditioning solutions for Aussie homes and strengthens the brand’s image as a reliable supplier of heating and cooling solutions within the Australian market. Managing Director for MHIAA, Mr. Yuji Ito says that receiving this accolade cements its commitment to quality, technology and customer service. “As a customer-centric organisation, we are honoured to have received this Canstar Blue award. At MHIAA, we pride ourselves on delivering on our promises to deliver premium products to the market and giving consumers exactly what they need.” As a brand built to outlast and outperform, Mr Ito says that beyond quality, MHIAA is dedicated to ensuring our service stands out. “At MHIAA, we believe in creating long-lasting relationships with our customers. From finding the perfect AC unit, to installation and services throughout its lifetime, by investing in our service support, we ensure that our superior products are backed by service excellence.” “At Mitsubishi Heavy Industries we are committed to ensuring that our products are designed and developed in-line with both international standards and the Australian consumers as top-of-mind. We’d like to thank Canstar Blue and Australian consumers for their recognition and belief in our brand as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering the best products to the Australian Market.” concludes Mr Ito. Avanti PLUS® Wins Coveted Australian Good Design Award 2019-09-02T06:16:36Z avanti-plus-wins-coveted-australian-good-design-award The winners of Australia's peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country were announced at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. Avanti PLUS® Split System Air-Conditioner received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship. The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.   Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.”  “Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence, it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.  The Good Design Awards Jury praised Avanti PLUS® Split System Air-Conditioner commenting: “Fit for purpose design cues with an impressive seven-star rating. The Avanti PLUS® has achieved an impressive level of energy efficiency. Its soft form factor and round design details are coherent in the overall design.” The Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.  Managing Director for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA), Mr. Yuji Ito thanks Good Design Australia for this honour as it upholds the companies philosophy of innovative products that are designed to improve the lives of those who use them. “MHIAA would like to thank Good Design Australia for this important accolade and we are both honoured and proud that our Avanti PLUS® unit has been recognised in this way. At MHI we are committed to bringing Australian consumers the latest innovative products with improved features and energy efficiencies.” Mr Yuji Ito, MHIAA The award was presented to MHIAA Managing Director Mr. Yuji Ito and Mr. Hiroyuki Otake, General Manager of Technical Division at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems in Japan who flew in to Australia on behalf of the MHI Group companies.  Thermo Fisher Scientific - Now A Fluke Australia Authorised Distributor 2019-09-02T04:04:19Z thermo-fisher-scientific-now-a-fluke-australia-authorised-distributor-1 Thermo Fisher Scientific will now be offering Fluke’s world leading range of professional electronic test tools in categories including process calibration, power quality, industrial imaging, infrared cameras, and more.  From industrial maintenance and commercial building operations, to mining, oil and gas, and wastewater solutions – Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities to keep the world running. About Thermo Fisher Scientific                 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. For more information, please visit    About Fluke Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools and software for measuring and condition monitoring. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, maintenance managers, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and maintain industrial, electrical, and electronic equipment and calibration processes. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. For more information, visit the Fluke website. Green Frog Systems Unveils the Latest in Advanced Solar Lighting Solutions 2019-09-02T01:00:43Z green-frog-systems-unveils-the-latest-in-advanced-solar-lighting-solutions Green Frog Systems, Australia’s leading provider of quality solar lighting and energy storage solutions, today announced the release of the latest product in their state-of-the-art solar lighting range; the GFS-ASPIRE Solar Street Light. Designed in Australia, The ASPIRE truly brings together the latest in solar lighting technology, using mono-crystalline panels that can generate more power than ever in a smaller panel, combined with advanced CREE XP-G LED chips that can provide more light with less power. Each solar cell on the ASPIRE panel is tested to eliminate any poor performance cells, such as those with micro-cracks that are undetectable to the naked eye, ensuring the panel performs at its best. The ASPIRE was also developed with contemporary architectural design in mind, ensuring that the solar panel and pole unit would be elegant, low profile and fit in seamlessly with its surroundings. The pole was purposefully designed with a unique, curved modern look with a larger pole base that holds up to four stackable batteries for dependable energy storage. The ASPIRE is IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart City ready, with the ability to connect to the SAM (Solar Activity Monitoring) system. SAM allows lighting assets to be centrally managed, using software that provides users with a dashboard where they can command, control and monitor assets at an individual or collective level. When solar lighting first entered the market, it was difficult to guarantee reliability or easily monitor lighting assets, however with the ASPIRE and SAM systems utilising smarter technologies, highly reliable solar lighting is now possible. David Wilson, Green Frog Systems Founder & CEO expressed his excitement for the new product: “The ASPIRE was designed to include all of the latest technologies and smart systems to obtain high-reliability, while still considering architectural design to ensure the Aspire would look great in any city scape. The team and I are extremely proud to release a product which is designed upon what customers are looking for in their solar lighting today, as well as what they will need into the future.” The ASPIRE is now available for purchase and is suitable for applications including roadways, streets, car parks, pathways, industrial sites, recreational areas and marine infrastructure. You can find out more or contact our solar lighting experts via the Green Frog Systems website.   About Green Frog Systems  Green Frog Systems is dedicated to producing quality solar lighting and energy storage products that deliver greater reliability and efficiency than conventional street lighting. We are helping to shape the future of smart communities by delivering the backbone infrastructure necessary to move people beyond the mains grid and into sustainable technologies. For more information, visit us at Follow Green Frog Systems on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.