The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-08T00:36:27Z Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Best Brand of Air Conditioners for 2018 by CHOICE® 2019-01-08T00:36:27Z mitsubishi-heavy-industries-best-brand-of-air-conditioners-for-2018-by-choice Standing tall against the ‘best of the best’, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has been selected by CHOICE® as the Best Brand of Air Conditioners for 2018. This highly regarded stamp of approval by Australia’s Consumer Group CHOICE® is based on test reviews of 140 split-system air conditioners and 7738 respondents in the annual reliability and satisfaction survey completed by CHOICE® annually. Furthermore, the findings are weighted on brand reliability, overall average test score, recommendation ratios and overall customer satisfaction. According to CHOICE®, air conditioners are reviewed twice a year – in May and October respectively, to ensure the most accurate results for both the winter and summer seasons. Data is then cross-checked against the Government registration database for complete accuracy. Adrian Brown, General Manager- Sales and Planning  for MHIAA says that receiving the Best Brand recognition by CHOICE® cements its commitment to quality, technology and customer service. “Against tough competition, we scored a Best Brand score of 79% and a satisfaction rating of 91% with a high reliability rating of 88%. This talks to high performance, quality, exceeding customer expectations and ultimately improving lives”. In addition to this, MHIAA has licenced three CHOICE® recommended products in the small, medium and large capacity categories in October 2018 for its Bronte® SRK71ZRA-W and Avanti PLUS™ SRK25ZSXA-W and SRK50ZSXA-W units. “At MHIAA we pride ourselves on global research and development. Our products are designed and engineered in-line with local and international standards while keeping the Australian consumer needs top-of-mind” says Adrian. “We believe in creating long-lasting relationships with our customers and in walking this exciting journey with them – from finding the perfect AC solution right through to installation and after sales services”. “We would like to thank CHOICE ® and the Australian consumers for this esteemed recognition. It is an honour and it further validates our commitment to our customers.” concludes Adrian This acknowledgement of merit will continue to help Mitsubishi Heavy Industries grow and develop in the consumer market and increase awareness of our quality and technological advancement across residential and commercial applications. For further information and to see the full range visit www.mhiaa.com.au or call 1300 138 007   IXUP achieves global ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security certification 2018-12-19T01:44:21Z ixup-achieves-global-iso-iec-27001-information-security-certification Sydney, Australia - 19 December 2018 -- IXUP achieves global ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security certification Validates IXUP’s information security management system ISO/IEC 27001 certifies risk management processes Highlights IXUP’s commitment to information governance and safeguarding data Secure data collaboration company, IXUP Limited (ASX: IXU) (“IXUP” or the “Company”), today announced it has obtained ISO/IEC 27001 certification. The internationally recognised ISO/IEC 27001 certification is a best practice framework for managing information security within an organisation and is obtained only by companies with the highest security standards. The certification process included an independent audit of IXUP by the British Standards Institution (BSI) which covered areas such as risk management procedures, threat mitigation, access control and physical security. The internationally accepted information security standard was awarded to the Company for satisfying compliance criteria and demonstrating a systematic approach to managing sensitive information. This included ensuring IXUP has a formalised and structured business management system which can continually identify, assess and effectively treat information risks. IXUP CEO Peter Leihn said: “By gaining ISO/IEC 27001 certification, IXUP is further proving its credentials to secure sensitive information. Data governance, risk, compliance and security are all key concerns for today’s organisations. Our ISO/IEC 27001 certification will reassure current and prospective clients that we meet strict data compliance obligations. We have always sought to ensure we meet best practice standards - our clients demand the highest level of data security. Our ISO/IEC 27001 certification acknowledges we take data security seriously.” Chris Meehan, General Manager of Operations and Training at BSI said: “By achieving certification to ISO/IEC 27001, the world’s most widely recognised Information Security Management System standard, IXUP will be able to continually monitor and manage information security across the organisation, reassuring clients that they have implemented best practice information security methods.” ISO/IEC 27001 also provides a framework to identify and document possible threats, along with resultant recommended information security controls and other risk treatment initiatives; with compliance regularly monitored through internal and external audits. IXUP’s certification underpins its focus on continual improvement to ensure its risk systems always meet best practice information security standards. -ENDS- About IXUP Founded in 2011 and listed on the ASX in 2017, IXUP (ASX:IXU) is a pioneer of secure data collaboration. The company’s unique, proprietary software platform allows multiple parties to connect sensitive data and collaborate without exposure of that data. IXUP’s multilayered, encrypted approach eliminates the risks posed by sharing data or using third parties, and each collaborator retains complete control over their data at all times. Within IXUP’s trusted platform, collaborators explore the matches achieved and derive rich, actionable insights for competitive advantage. IXUP is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more information visit www.ixup.com. About BSI BSI is the business improvement company that enables organisations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Working with over 86,000 clients across 193 countries, it is a truly international business with skills and experience across a number of sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, and healthcare. Through its expertise in Standards Development and Knowledge Solutions, Assurance and Professional Services, BSI improves business performance to help clients grow sustainably, manage risk and ultimately be more resilient. For more information visit: www.bsigroup.com. Media Contacts: Dylan Hayley Rosenthal PR Executive - Filtered Media Tel: 0419 609 703 E: dylanhayley@filteredmedia.com.au AIIA iAwards extend early bird submission to 4 February 2019 2018-12-18T22:19:31Z aiia-iawards-extend-early-bird-submission-to-4-february-2019 Sydney, Australia – 19 December -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak representative body for the ICT sector, has announced that the early bird closing date for the 2019 AIIA iAwards entries has been extended to 4 February. Entrants who register before 4 February 2019 will still be able to amend their entries until the official closing date of 21 February. For the past 25 years, AIIA has been driving an innovation nation through its iAwards program. It is now Australia’s longest running and most broadly scoped innovation recognition program, promoting excellence in the Australian digital ecosystem. Commenting on the AIIA iAwards, newly appointed AIIA CEO Ron Gauci, said: “At the 2018 iAwards we saw life-changing innovations such as a modular, self-fitting hearing aid, and the use of virtual reality to treat phobias. We witnessed robots that write their own code and the world’s first automatic, real-time, artificial intelligence shark detection system. “Following on from this year’s success, we are excited about the prospect of more awe- inspiring entries in the 2019 program. By entering the 2019 AIIA iAwards, innovators will be taken on a journey that will bring them national exposure and media attention that has been enjoyed by past winners. Entry for Students and Startups is free, so if you have a great idea we look forward to hearing from you.” Leon Young, Founding CEO of Cogniss and 2017 Community Services Market iAwards Winner, offers the following advice to 2019 applicants. “If you’re considering applying, go in with the confidence that you've met the criteria, you know how to present your entry and you’re committed to the application process. It’s a highly competitive award with good industry recognition. “As a small business, the two things you rely on are your customer references and credibility. The AIIA iAwards act as some sort of mark of the quality of what your business is doing and is a great way to help you achieve your business goals.” The Yield, an Australian agricultural technology company on a mission to transform food and farming practices with scalable digital technology, won both the Big Data / Machine Learning Innovation of the Year and Startup of the Year categories at the 2017 iAwards. Since the win, the company has gone from strength to strength in ANZ and internationally, gaining several large corporate clients. Tallulah Robinson, Marketing Coordinator, said: “Our advice for those entering in future awards is to keep entries short, succinct and to the point. Include any statistics or evidence you can and keep the focus on the problem you’re solving. Remember the judges reading the entries are human too, so ensure it is well-written and engaging. And, of course, allow them to see the passion for your technology you undoubtedly have! “Winning two iAwards was an absolute honour, especially as there were so many amazing entries in those categories. It was great to see our hard work paid off and acknowledged, and to receive recognition from such a reputable industry body. Winning was also invaluable in terms of exposure; nothing helps our sales team more than starting a conversation with someone who has already heard of us, knows what we do – and knows we’ve won awards.” For more information visit www.aiia.com.au/iawards or to submit an entry for the iAwards program, please visit https://iawards.awardsplatform.com/ #iAwards @theiAwards ### About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. For more information on AIIA Policy and Advocacy key areas please visit https://www.aiia.com.au/influence-And-leadership/policy-priorities Media Contacts Dylan Hayley Rosenthal PR Executive Filtered Media Tel: 0419 609 703 E: dylanhayley@filteredmedia.com.au Melbourne Strengthens Position as Tech Capital 2018-12-18T03:25:10Z melbourne-strengthens-position-as-tech-capital Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Melbourne will house the national headquarters of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – Australia’s peak representative body for the tech sector. The Labor Government also announced that it will host the AIIA National iAwards events as the major sponsor for the next four years, cementing Victoria’s position as Australia’s tech capital. The National iAwards is the leading awards program for the technology industry, recognising and rewarding entries from startups, government, corporates and students from across the nation. The AIIA National iAwards is the centrepiece of Victoria’s annual Digital Innovation Festival, celebrating the tech talent and ideas that help give Victoria our competitive edge. Moving into its 26th year, the AIIA iAwards recognise Australia’s leading digital technology innovators. Nominations for the 2019 awards are already open, with early bird applications closing on 4 February 2019. The Labor Government is a strong supporter of Victoria’s tech sector, which already employs more than 117,000 people, and will continue to invest in the sector to ensure Victoria grows as a technology hub of the Asia Pacific. The establishment of AIIA headquarters in Melbourne will boost opportunities for Victorian businesses to work together and grow the performance of numerous local industries. The AIIA will continue to have a strong national presence with local offices in Sydney and Canberra and state council activities in all states. Quotes attributable to Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula “The decision by the AIIA to choose Melbourne as the location for its new national headquarters is a coup for our tech sector and strengthens our position as Australia’s tech capital.” “We look forward to continuing our work with the AIIA and its members to raise the profile of Australia’s innovators who are helping to create the jobs that will support our future economy.” Quotes attributable to AIIA CEO Ron Gauci “Following the success of the 2018 AIIA National iAwards ceremony in Melbourne, we’re excited to continue our work with the Victorian Government over the next four years." “Melbourne is a great base for our national headquarters as we look to further enhance the reputation of Australia’s leading awards program for the technology industry and pursue our strategic imperatives of innovation, skills and digitisation of the economy.” AIIA announces inspirational new Board and State Council Chair members to represent Australia’s ICT industry 2018-12-16T22:16:25Z aiia-announces-inspirational-new-board-and-state-council-chair-members-to-represent-australias-ict-industry Sydney, Australia – 17 December 2018 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced seven new Board members and State Council Chairs from some of the largest, most well-known and respected global and national ICT companies, as well as leading representatives from small to medium-sized firms. “Our invigorated AIIA National Board and our State Councils embody the diversity of the Australian digital economy, including large Australian companies, multinationals and small and medium sized businesses,” said AIIA Chairman and Managing Director of Optus Business, John Paitaridis. The new Board members include Megan James (CEO, Australian Data Centres); David La Rose (Managing Director, IBM Australia & NZ); Sharryn Napier (Vice President & Regional Director Australia & NZ, Qlik); Angela Fox (Managing Director, Dell Australia & NZ); John Ieraci (Chief Customer Officer, Telstra Enterprise); and Matt Codrington (Managing Director, Lenovo Australia & NZ). This announcement also sees the return of Rob Hillard (Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Deloitte) as AIIA Board Deputy Chair. They join existing Board members Charles Lindop, AIIA Treasurer (Principal, KTM Capital); Steven Worrall (Managing Director, Microsoft Australia); Stuart Althaus (Chief Executive Officer, SME Gateway); Mark Nicholls (Managing Director, Information Professionals Pty Ltd); Seelan Nayagam (Managing Director, DXC Technology Australia & NZ); Murray Hurps (Director of Entrepreneurship at University of Technology Sydney); and Ken Boal (Vice President, Cisco). Commenting on the new Board members, John Paitaridis said: “I am delighted with the composition of the new AIIA Board. The Board members are all recognised leaders in the Australian technology industry bringing together a vast range of skills, industry insights and experiences to support and inspire the AIIA to realise its vision of growing Australia’s social and economic prosperity through technology innovation. “Our Board aspires to improve advocacy and shape policy for the Australian ICT sector, generate new business opportunities, increase collaboration with other members, and build professional standing.” Directors are elected for up to three year terms to set strategic direction for the AIIA and work closely with AIIA management to develop the National Business Plan and oversee operational excellence. “I’m delighted to welcome Megan James to the Board. Megan has played a dynamic role in Australia’s Information, Communications and Technology industry and is a leader in the rapidly expanding and competitive data centre sector,” said Mr Paitaridis. Mr Paitaridis said he is also delighted that David La Rose and Sharryn Napier have joined the Board. “David brings business acumen and strategic, innovative thinking to his role as Director and great international experience. Sharryn is respected as an authentic leader who motivates and inspires teams as a whole, which will no doubt result in high levels of dedication and commitment within the AIIA. “Angela Fox is another outstanding addition to the Board as she is a firm believer in diversity in the ICT industry, having launched the Australia and New Zealand Diversity and Inclusion Council, and being a founding member of the APJ Diversity and Inclusion Council. “John Ieraci is a real asset to the organisation as he has been part of the Telstra Executive Team since 2007 and will no doubt bring his expertise on security, protection and threat intelligence services to the AIIA. Matt Codrington has long been a supporter of the AIIA and I’m excited that he will adding value with his strong transformational experience and ability to identify new opportunities for the AIIA,” added Mr Paitaridis. The AIIA has established six State and Territory Councils to promote the AlIA's objectives, programs, policies, interests and objectives within those specific State and Territories. The State and Territory Councils are responsible to the AIIA Board and report to the recently appointed CEO, Ron Gauci. The AIIA State Chairs for 2019 are: Deirdre Diamante, VIC – M.I.A. Consulting Services Pty Ltd Greg Boorer, ACT – Canberra Data Centres Proprietary Ltd Sharon Brown, WA – Sharon Brown & Associates Mark Nicholls, QLD – Information Professionals Pty Ltd Matt Wynn-Jones, NSW – Counterparts Technology Tim Chopping, SA – SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd # # # Additional information on new AIIA Board members Megan James – As CEO at Australian Data Centres, Megan has been instrumental in growing the offering of the company to what it is today, and qualifying it for appropriate panels for Government Business. A highly respected industry executive and passionate human being, Megan lends her time to support and advocate women in business and the burgeoning IT industry. Commenting on her role as Director, Ms James said: “I’m thrilled to be elected to the AIIA Board as it caps off 25 years in the information technology industry, and I’m genuinely very excited to connect and engage with small and large businesses for a more innovative Australia.” David La Rose – As Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand, David is responsible for the vision and overall performance of the business in the region. Having worked in the technology industry in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, he has extensive experience in resolving complex business issues, identifying growth opportunities and a passion for building the skills we need in emerging technology to drive Australia’s innovation agenda. “Having the opportunity to be part of the AIIA Board to share ideas and define strategies for the benefit of Australia’s innovation agenda is a privilege. With emerging technology playing such a pivotal role in the future of Australia, the plans we put in place over the next couple of years will be critical to our ongoing success and prosperity,” said Mr La Rose. Sharryn Napier – In her role as Vice President & Regional Director Australia & NZ at Qlik, Sharryn is responsible for driving sustained growth and sales for Qlik’s visual analytics business, and providing strategic direction for the company. She has held senior positions at several global companies over a career spanning 20 years. Angela Fox - As Managing Director of Dell Australia & New Zealand, Angela is responsible for leading Dell’s efforts to deliver innovative technology solutions to consumers, small and medium businesses, Dell partners, public institutions and large enterprises across the region. John Ieraci – John has been part of the Telstra Executive Team since 2007. As Chief Customer Officer for Telstra Enterprise in Australia, he is responsible for Sales and Service for 14,000 largest Enterprise and Government Accounts. His goal is to further develop Telstra's strategic relationship with these customers through technology and service innovation, and business relevant co-creation opportunities. Matt Codrington – In his role as Managing Director, Lenovo Australia and New Zealand, Matt is responsible for Lenovo’s business within the ANZ region across all Government, Commercial, Consumer and Emerging PC+ segments. Matt works with IT executives who are looking to define strategies that can add value to their business. Matt is able to rapidly build and execute practical solutions for a growing topline and profitable bottom line. Rob Hillard, Deputy Chair – As Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Deloitte, Robert positions the firm to tackle the disruption of technology, new competitors, challenging economic conditions and changing regulatory priorities. Robert is also a member of the global Deloitte board. His contribution to the Australian technology industry was recognised in late 2014 with his admission as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He has served terms on the AIIA Board and national executive, MIKE2.0 Governance Association board (the Swiss non-profit governance body for MIKE2.0) as well as various university and professional advisory groups. About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au AIIA appoints transformation specialist Ron Gauci as new CEO 2018-12-04T22:59:56Z aiia-appoints-transformation-specialist-ron-gauci-as-new-ceo Sydney, Australia – 5 December 2018 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announces the appointment of Ron Gauci as its new CEO, effective 10 December 2018. Mr Gauci replaces outgoing CEO Rob Fitzpatrick. Mr Gauci is a 30+ year leader in the global technology, sports and education sectors. He has previously served as CEO at Federation Square, Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT). He has also held senior positions in some of the largest multinational and domestic technology organisations including Microsoft, Telstra and IBM. Mr Gauci is familiar with the AIIA’s strategic vision and approach having previously served as Director of the AIIA Board and Chairman of AIIA Victoria. He holds a number of other Board positions, including Chairman at Vicsport. As CEO and MD of the Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club, Mr Gauci navigated the organisation through a challenging period in its history to reach an unprecedented level of success as an NRL powerhouse. He also built and implemented a financial recovery strategy for Melbourne Polytechnic, which is today recognised as a leader in dual sector education in Australia. Described as an inspirational executive coach and mentor, and transformation specialist, he is well known for his expertise in working with organisations to achieve rapid profitable growth through the development and execution of visionary strategic planning. Commenting on the appointment, AIIA Chairman John Paitaridis, said, “Ron’s ability to assess issues and opportunities quickly, identify growth potential, re-energise culture and build profitable businesses has led to several high-profile turnarounds that have cemented Ron’s reputation as a transformational leader and change agent. He brings strategic rigour, deep commercial acumen and compassion to the challenge of leading people through change. “Ron is perfectly placed to lead the AIIA and further enhance its standing as the peak representative organisation for the technology industry in Australia. “Together we can create and sustain an environment that will build Australia’s innovation capability, drive positive outcomes and accelerate growth for AIIA members by increasing their profile, providing access to future skills, networking and new business opportunities,” Paitaridis said. Mr Gauci is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the University of Melbourne. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au New company Optic Security Group to provide integrated physical and digital security solutions 2018-12-03T22:56:34Z new-company-optic-security-group-to-provide-integrated-physical-and-digital-security-solutions Sydney, 4 December 2018 – Optic Security Group has launched today to become Australia and New Zealand’s largest independent and most technically advanced physical, IT and information security group. Following a merger of six entities with combined revenues in excess of A$100 million, the new company will operate across ANZ and bring together the combined capability and expertise of industry-leading security businesses. The newly formed entity brings together Australian-based companies Securities and Security & Technology Services and Bemac, and leading New Zealand-based physical security company Fortlock, that recently acquired IT experts Comsmart, Circuit Systems and SSL. The group members were carefully selected over a 12-month period to ensure complementary capabilities in respect of geographic coverage and industry expertise. The selected companies’ market reputations and strategic aspirations are also aligned to deliver clients a fully converged IT security proposition – a globally emerging trend that is driving industry growth by over 10%. Optic Security will be led by Group CEO, Jason Cherrington, who says we are all living in a more connected world, where organisations are operating in an environment with increasing security demands, more volatility and more complexity. “Safeguarding people, information and technology has become much more complex and this rapidly changing risk profile is making the need to protect critical infrastructure against both physical and digital threats an absolute imperative,” said Cherrington. “The formation of the Optic Security Group will enable us to meet the needs of customers as converging security requirements grow and become more complex, be they physical or digital. These threats are now exposing Directors to a complex liability that if not mitigated successfully lead to significant financial, criminal and brand damaging outcomes that Boards have to be fully aware of, and then protected against. That’s our purpose. “We also had a particularly clear vision to create a trans-Tasman capability that has full geographic coverage across both markets and depth in technical and industry expertise to tackle these emerging challenges and deliver appropriate solutions to our customers – now achievable with a scale presence in both Australia and New Zealand,” added Cherrington. Optic Security Group will bring unparalleled resource capability across both countries and is well positioned to make an immediate impact with over 200 employees across 10 different locations serving the needs of close to 1,000 existing customers. The new company will be led by a senior leadership team that has a wealth of international experience and sector expertise that will ensure customers have access to the best resources and latest leading technologies from around the world. There will be no change in the management at a business unit level within each of the six respective business units (all significant shareholders in Optic) and the group provides a wealth of career growth opportunities for the employees of Optic. “The new company will immediately be able to provide additional services to the existing customers of the companies under the Optic Security umbrella. The company will also partner with other leading players in the market such as the Cyber Audit team in Australia who provide independent information security and cybersecurity assessment,” said Cherrington. Chris Giufre, Managing Director of New Zealand investment firm Ascentro Capital Partners, co-founded the Optic Security Group with Jason Cherrington. Both founders will join the existing shareholders of the six businesses on the Optic shareholder register and become members of the Board. KPMG New Zealand provided M&A and transactions services advisory to lead the execution of the transaction; Mayne Wetherell and Gilbert Tobin providing legal services, and BNZ, ASB and Arena Investors LP supporting Optic Security Group from a financing perspective. <<Ends>> About Optic Security Group Optic Security Group is a leading provider of business critical, integrated security solutions. We meet the needs of customers as converging security requirements grow and become more complex, be they physical or digital. We provide customers throughout Australia and New Zealand with in-depth technical and industry expertise to tackle all emerging challenges and deliver appropriate solutions. Optic Security Group employs over 200 people across 18 different locations meeting the needs of close to 1,000 customers. For more information contact: Jason Cherrington CEO, Optic Security Group Email: jason.cherrington@opticsecuritygroup.com Phone: + 64 21 781 389 IXUP signs partnership agreement with Servian to provide encrypted data collaboration service 2018-12-03T01:35:56Z ixup-signs-partnership-agreement-with-servian-to-provide-encrypted-data-collaboration-service ● Servian to offer IXUP’s secure data analytics environment to its clients ● IXUP and Servian to share gross revenue ● Partnership supports IXUP’s growth strategy Sydney, 3 December 2018 - Data collaboration company, ​IXUP Limited (ASX: IXU)​​, is pleased to advise that it has signed a one-year partnership agreement with Australian-based data and analytics consulting firm Servian. Effective today, the Partnership Agreement delivers Servian access to IXUP’s secure data collaboration platform. Servian provides IT solutions and consulting services to an extensive array of Australian tier-one and two companies as well as state and federal government institutions. Under the agreement, Servian will offer its clients a secure data analytics environment, powered by IXUP’s technology. This offering by Servian will allow its clients to access superior business insights in a world leading security environment. This contract is significant to IXUP’s growth strategy enabling immediate access to Servian’s impressive client base in the data analytics space. Servian CEO Tony Nicol said: "Helping organisations leverage data for their competitive advantage is core to Servian's mission. Our clients want to access third-party data to optimise their business, improve customer experience and grow their market presence. The IXUP Platform allows us to enhance levels of trust and security when integrating and utilising third-party data.” IXUP CEO Peter Leihn said: “We are excited to announce this partnership with Servian, which demonstrates the momentum we are building in the market. IXUP is focused on enabling superior data analytics and this partnership allows organisations to gain rich insights from their valuable data. We are very pleased that Servian has recognised IXUP as an outstanding solution for achieving its clients’ data exchange needs. We look forward to working with Servian as it takes this service to its clients.” -ENDS- About IXUP Founded in 2011, IXUP (pronounced 'Eyes Up') developed an innovative software environment providing security of data in trusted data collaborations. The IXUP environment helps organisations collaborate using multiple sources of data and therefore derive deeper insights to inform business strategy and gain competitive advantage. The environment is unique with its patented approach to security and matching which overcome security and technology challenges inherent in data sharing models. IXUP is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. ​For more information visit www.ixup.com. About Servian Founded in 2007, Servian is a privately held Australian cloud-first data consultancy for enterprise, government and mid-market customers, specialising in the design, delivery and management of data & analytics, AI, customer engagement and digital solutions. The company employs more than 350 staff and has offices in all Australian capital cities. It also has a presence in New Zealand and Bangalore, one of the world’s biggest IT hubs. For more information visit www.servian.com. Media Enquiries: Dylan Hayley Rosenthal PR Executive T: 0419 609 703 | E: ​dylanhayley@filteredmedia.com.au Christmas Gift Idea: Different but very practical gift that shows you care 2018-11-29T05:42:15Z christmas-gift-idea-different-but-very-practical-gift-that-shows-you-care A personal breathalyser is certainly a different Christmas gift; one that’s very practical, may save a loved one’s driver’s licence, a hefty fine, or even their life. AlcoSense personal breathalysers provide accurate three decimal place alcohol readings and are easy to use, compact and reasonably priced. With a simple and fast one-button operation, AlcoSense breathalysers are especially useful for all drivers to use the next morning to ensure they only drive when their BAC is low. All AlcoSense personal breathalysers from Andatech are eligible for a lifetime warranty covered under the AlcoSense guarantee, which provides drivers with peace of mind that the device will keep providing accurate results time after time. There are 7 different models in the personal AlcoSense personal breathalyser range with prices from $199 to $499. The AlcoSense Elite 3, with an RRP of $219, is designed for convenience and portability. Its sleek and compact design makes it easy to carry and it comes with a case for storing the unit and extra mouthpieces. It's Australian Standard AS3547 Certified for accuracy and reliability, and is an excellent breathalyser for all users. https://www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ [suggested caption] Be different! Give an AlcoSense personal breathalyser to a loved one at Christmas and know it may save their licence and a hefty fine. BAC: blood alcohol concentration GOOD SCOTT! COLLECTION OF A TASMANIAN ENTREPRENEUR FOR SALE 2018-11-25T23:24:01Z good-scott-collection-of-a-tasmanian-entrepreneur-for-sale Media Release November 26, 2018 GOOD SCOTT! COLLECTION OF A TASMANIAN ENTREPRENEUR FOR SALE James Scott was a surveyor of Van Diemen’s Land (later Tasmania) who spent most of the 1850s as the only surveyor in Launceston. While he endured relatively harsh conditions in his solo activity, he also acquired a small empire making him as much an entrepreneur as a government functionary. Now a collection of memorabilia attesting to part of Scott’s life is being offered for sale by Leski Auctions on 2 December. It makes for fascinating reading. Scott arrived from England in the 1830s, not long after island was established as a penal colony. While he might have surveyed the land for the British, he went about buying it for himself. He owned many properties and had an interest in a coal mine at the Don River west of Devonport. He was a director of the British and Tasmanian Charcoal Iron Co., and a foundation director and later chairman of the Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was politically unaligned when he served the people as an independent in the House of Assembly for George Town in 1869-77 and for South Launceston from 1878 until his death in 1884. Among the items being offered is his personal bible; his family tree; his surveyors’ rolling rule; and a small leather-bound, hand-written, 312-page journal of his surveying activities from late 1835 to 1842, which feature his travels, lands surveyed, iconic homes, and meetings with landed gentry including Governor & Lady Franklin. The book is also an accounting journal from January 1836 to December 1842 in which Scott recorded his expenditures, his income, and the nature of each transaction. Also included is his silver pocket watch referred to in an article in The Mercury in November 1955. “James Scott was not only a witness to Tasmanian history but a participant,” says Charles Leski. “Together with the black painted metal trunk which contained his effects, this remarkable group fills in a gap in the historical record from that period. It is a rare and exceptional record of a slice of Australia’s early history.” Lot 236, James Scott Surveyor of Van Diemen’s Land, has a pre-sale estimate of $60,000 - $80,000. (Image available at https://www.leski.com.au/images/lot/3592/359235_0.jpg?1542420721) The lot will be sold by Leski Auctions (www.leski.com.au) on Sunday, 2 December from 12.00pm. About Leski Auctions Leski Auctions was established in 1973. Today, it is regarded as one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia, Australian Art & Antiques, Collectibles and World Philately. Among the many significant collections that Leski Auctions has been privileged to sell are those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke, Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton. It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other auction house in the world. Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ Cultural Gifts Program. He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, Melbourne. Harry Glenn, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, has been working with Charles since 2012. The company is located at 727-729 High Street Armadale, Victoria 3143 Australia. Tel+61 3 8539 6150 and www.leski.com.au Issued by: Harry Glenn, Leski Auctions Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting Tel: +61 (0) 425 790 735 Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880 harry@leski.com.au michaelkrape@krape.com.au Noisy restaurants pushing customers away 2018-11-22T04:55:27Z noisy-restaurants-pushing-customers-away Restaurants are pushing customers away by being too loud, with noise levels in some topping over 90 decibels on busy nights, which is the equivalent of eating next to a lawnmower. New figures released by hearing experts Bay Audio revealed that 51 per cent of potential diners have left an establishment early because it was too noisy, and 83 per cent stated they wouldn’t return to a noisy venue. Bay Audio took decibel readings from a variety of restaurants during the week before 7pm in metropolitan areas in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The highest figure was 92db (decibels), followed by 90db, 89db and 87db. According to the National Acoustic Laboratories, exposure to sound levels measuring 85 decibels and above can lead to permanent damage to the inner ear and potential hearing loss. Restaurants, pubs and cafes could be missing out on millions of diners by failing to consider the issue of noise. The online survey found 98 per cent of respondents have had difficulty following a conversation in a restaurant due to the level of background noise. National Clinical Manager at Bay Audio, Ryan Allen, said “Dining out should be one of life’s great pleasures, however these findings demonstrate that that’s not the case for people with hearing loss. Everyone loves going out for a meal with loved ones but the intrusive noise levels are making it difficult to converse and leaves many feeling like they’re missing out on conversations.” One respondent said the “background noise can be so overwhelming that his anxiety shoots through the roof, making it difficult to concentrate on already difficult to hear conversations”, when asked what the biggest problem faced when dining out. The survey showed 59 per cent of respondents identify a reduction in background music as the top change they want to see in restaurants and cafes. Followed by designating a quiet area (57 per cent), amending furnishings that make it hard to hear (46 per cent) and training staff to better communicate (25 per cent). Mr Allen said: “Three quarters of people believe that restaurants and cafes have become louder in the last five years, and in addition 73 per cent would be more inclined to eat out more if venues were quieter. We want to help them to take noise off the menu.” Bay Audio partnered with Rebecca Vulic, an interior architect with 15 years experience working across sectors including hospitality, retail and work-spaces globally. To produce a guide for restauranteurs which outlines cost effective ways to be more accessible to customers with hearing loss, from reducing the volume of background music, using soft furnishings that better absorb sound to investing in acoustic treatments. This guide can be found on the Bay Audio website here: https://www.bayaudio.com.au/blog/improving-room-acoustics-for-hearing-loss/ InstaReM secures over $20 million in first close of Series C Funding round 2018-11-22T04:39:43Z instarem-secures-over-20-million-in-first-close-of-series-c-funding-round InstaReM, one of the fastest-growing cross-border payments companies in Asia-Pacific, with origins in Australia, has announced the first close of its US$45 million Series C round, at over US$20 million. The first close is led by high profile new investors MDI ventures (the venture capital arm of Telkom) and Beacon Venture Capital (the venture capital arm of KASIKORNBANK). InstaReM’s Series C round (to be completed in January 2019) will be used to drive growth in new markets, and to support the launch of a new consumer and enterprise product in 2019. The Australian market accounts for over 25% of InstaReM's current users SYDNEY, 22 NOVEMBER 2018: InstaReM, one of Australia’s fastest-growing digital cross-border payments companies with growing presence in Asia-Pacific, Europe and U.S., has announced the first close of its Series C funding round. The spectacular growth of the company, which started its operations in 2015 with Australia-to-India corridor, has secured a first close of more than US$20 million, led by new investors MDI Ventures (the VC arm of Indonesia’s Telkom) and Beacon Venture Capital (the VC arm of Thailand’s KASIKORNBANK) and supported by existing investors Vertex Ventures, GSR Ventures Rocket Internet and SBI-FMO Fund. The Series C round of US$45 million, which takes the remittance fintech’s overall funding to US$63.5 million, is expected to close by January 2019, ahead of its expected IPO in 2021. The Series C round will accelerate growth in InstaReM’s existing markets and enable it to enter new markets in Japan and Indonesia, where the company expects to receive licenses by the end of the year. This round will also enable InstaReM to launch a new consumer and enterprise product in 2019 for which the company has aggressive plans. InstaReM's next-generation payments platform leverages the latest technology to help its individual and enterprise customers send money to their destinations quicker and at a lower cost than its competitors. Having started its operations from Australia in August 2015, today InstaReM is the only digital cross-border payment company from Asia-Pacific which covers 40+ countries. With regulatory licenses and approvals in Singapore, Australia, India, Europe, United States, Hong Kong, Canada and Malaysia, and its extensive global banking partnerships, InstaReM is able to reach to over 3.21 billion consumer and business customers across 55+ countries worldwide. InstaReM already powers payments for three of the top ten Southeast Asian Banks. Prajit Nanu, Co-founder & CEO of InstaReM said: "The promise we've made to our customers, from day one, is that we'll always be transparent, and we'll forever give them the best value we can to help them do more with their money. No matter where they are in the world, and no matter if they're a business or an individual sending money overseas, it's been our mission to be their champion. That's why we were one of the first Asian remittance providers to move outside of Asia, and that's another reason why we've been able to secure this historic round of funding. In less than 4 years, we have become the payment backbone for emerging markets for banks and other global financial institutions." Nicko Widjaja, CEO of MDI Ventures said: "We see that InstaReM has strong capability to enable cross-border payment and remittance between Indonesia and its international partners. By providing the lowest exchange rates among competing services, InstaReM provides significant value to both local and foreign migrant workers looking to transfer funds to their home countries and to local businesses looking to conduct trade with international parties with the hope that they can boost/stimulate international trade exports. With Indonesia's fintech sector experiencing peak levels of growth, we believe that it is the ideal time for fintech companies, such as InstaReM, to focus on expansion throughout the country. As part of our thesis at MDI Ventures, we are keen to support InstaReM with their expansion in Indonesia and ASEAN through strategic partnership with various Telkom business units around the region." Thanapong Na Ranong, Managing Director of Beacon Venture Capital (Beacon VC), added: "We have been following InstaReM for some time, and are impressed with the way the company has been expanding globally, and scaling up its operations. As KASIKORNBANK becomes the digital bank of choice for customers, we have a strong commitment to working closely with category leaders in each sector and constantly improving our customer experience." A Finalist at the FinTech Australia 2018 Finnie Awards, InstaReM has recently received the Blockchain Innovator Award from the enterprise blockchain leader Ripple for its innovations in the payments space. Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T00:48:31Z rimini-street-expands-investment-and-operations-in-asia-pacific AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 16, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of its new subsidiary, Rimini Street New Zealand Limited, and the opening of its new office in Auckland to address the growing demand for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive support services in New Zealand. Rimini Street’s expansion was announced at a gala event held at The Northern Club in Auckland, where clients, local IT leaders and the special guest of honor, Ambassador Scott P. Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, were hosted by Rimini Street’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Powell, and Rimini Street corporate senior executives. Growing demand for IT optimisation and a business-driven IT roadmap Rimini Street launched its new subsidiary in response to the region’s increasing desire for software support solutions that can help optimise their IT spend and enable them to liberate significant funding for their business transformation initiatives. Rimini Street already supports nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2Degrees Mobile, Refining New Zealand and The University of Auckland. By switching to Rimini Street support from the vendor’s support, organisations have saved up to 90 percent of the total cost of maintenance of their SAP and Oracle software assets and are able to run their current ERP releases with no forced upgrades for a minimum of 15 years from the date they switched support. Rimini Street clients also benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 15-minute response times for critical Priority 1 cases. In addition, each client is assigned a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years’ experience in their particular enterprise software system, backed by a broader team of technical experts. By switching their support to Rimini Street, organisations are able to take back control of their IT roadmaps with a ”business-driven roadmap” strategy that provides much more flexibility and value compared to the vendor roadmap, allowing CIOs to focus on creating value and providing competitive advantage for growth. “Organisations in New Zealand, both public and private, spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on their annual enterprise software support and maintenance, yet see little return from this significant spend,” said Andrew Powell, general manager, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street. “Our conversations with CIOs are squarely focused on how we can help them dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of their stable, mature enterprise systems as part of a hybrid computing model and business-driven roadmap, and as a result, we are experiencing increased demand in the region. With Rimini Street, organisations have the option to break free from the seemingly never-ending upgrade cycle dictated by the vendor’s roadmap – an expensive and disruptive path for companies to undertake just to stay fully supported. With our new operation in Auckland, we are better able to engage with and support organisations in New Zealand who want to significantly cut their software support spend and take back control of their IT roadmaps.” Region at risk of “falling behind” on innovation Recent research from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Rimini Street, found that enterprises in the ANZ region plan to spend the second-least amount on IT innovation in the world in the next 12 months, and they plan to increase their IT innovation spend by just 6.31% in the 12 months following the survey, well below the global average of 10.94%. “New Zealand is famous for innovation, but it is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world,” continued Powell. “New Zealand CIOs know that it’s important to spend their IT budgets on more than daily operations. With budget pressures between operating costs and the need to invest in innovation, CIOs need to reassess the value of existing support arrangements and explore better software support options designed to provide a greater ROI. Rimini Street enables CIOs in New Zealand to unlock significant savings and redirect that funding into critical innovation initiatives.” To download an eBook summary of the survey, “The State of Innovation: Priorities and Challenges,” click here. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,700 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com/, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations of future events, future opportunities, global expansion and other growth initiatives and our investments in such initiatives. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future; changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our need and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on November 8, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Mundipharma acquires product to help 1 million Australians with difficulty swallowing medication 2018-11-06T02:25:28Z mundipharma-acquires-product-to-help-1-million-australians-with-difficulty-swallowing-medication Mundipharma is proud to announce it has acquired the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to the medication lubricant Gloup™, from Evomed Pty Limited (Evomed). Gloup™ is a medication lubricant that helps patients swallow tablets, capsules and powder medications more easily and is designed to have with minimal impact on medication absorption. More than 1 million Australians experience difficulty swallowingi, including 40-50 per cent of people living in aged care facilitiesii. Difficulty swallowing can develop at any stage of life and those at most risk include people taking multiple medications, anyone consuming large tablets, people with a dry mouth caused by medication or illness,children transitioning to tablets and oncology patients. It can also develop as a result of Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease, dementia and damage to the brain or structures of the head and neckiii. Crushing tablets or opening capsules can impact the effectiveness and risks associated with some medicationsiv and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia’s Don’t Rush to Crush Handbook recommends the use of medication lubricantsv for patients with difficulty swallowing. Gloup™ is a slippery gel consisting of food based ingredients that have no known interactions with medications. Gloup™ is designed so that its ingredients break down almost immediately in the acidic environment of the stomach to minimise impact on medication absorption. “Mundipharma is a trusted source of information and education across primary care, hospital, aged care and retail pharmacy, so I am thrilled that Mundipharma will be able to help even more Australians benefit from this important product,” said Jane Orr, Managing Director of Mundipharma Australia and New Zealand. “Gloup™ addresses a serious need for many patients who are acutely unwell and may be in significant pain, making this aspect of their care so much easier and more comfortable.” This deal continues the growth and diversification of Mundipharma’s product portfolio, following this year’s launch of mundicare® Cold Defence, the securing of exclusive Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to PAINmate®, ActiPatch™ and AccuVein® – also from Evomed, as well as the acquisition of Tolmar Australia. This is in addition to the successful PBS listing of a medication for Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma earlier this year. Mundipharma’s portfolio now includes 37 health care products across pain, oncology, ophthalmology, respiratory, first aid, hydration, the common cold, vein illumination technology and now, medication administration. Gloup™ is available in vanilla, orange, strawberry/banana, and low sugar cherry, and two levels of thickness, depending on the severity of swallowing difficulty. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional Further information is available from Mundipharma Pty Limited, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. Phone 1800 188 009 or email medinfo@mundipharma.com.au. ® MUNDICARE is a registered trademark of MUNDIPHARMA. PAINMATE is a registered trademark. GLOUP is a trademark of Paxtree Limited. ACCUVEIN is a trademark of AccuVein Inc. ACTIPATCH is a trademark of BioElectronics Corporation. References i Speech Pathology Australia’s submission to Australian Government’s Department of Health: Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers: Legislation Discussion Paper. 24 June 2015. https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/sites/g/files/net5181/f/094_-_speech_pathology_australia.pdf?v=1526130629 ii https://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/Guidelines/silverbook.pdf iii Speech Pathology Australia Fact Sheet: Swallowing. https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/spaweb/Document_Management/Public/Fact_Sheets.aspx#anchor_swal iv Australian Government Department of Health. Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/guide-med-mgmt-aged-care. v The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia, 2015, Australian Don’t Rush to Crush Handbook, 2nd ed., p.21. AU-4857 G MEDICAL PURCHASES TELERHYTHMICS LLC, MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING SERVICE PROVIDER 2018-11-02T02:32:40Z g-medical-purchases-telerhythmics-llc-medical-diagnostic-monitoring-service-provider Expands infrastructure to increase nationwide footprint and services for remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services in the USA Provides additional capacity, access to technologies and payer network November 2, 2018 - Sydney, Australia – Mobile and e-Health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (G Medical or the Company) (ASX: GMV) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned Delaware incorporated subsidiary, G Medical Innovations USA Inc, has executed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding membership interest of Telerhythmics LLC (Telerhythmics) (a Tennessee limited liability company), a US based cardiac diagnostic monitoring services provider. Telerhythmics, based outside Memphis, Tennessee, is a 24-hour cardiac diagnostic monitoring service used by hospitals and physician offices, and provides its monitoring services throughout the eastern region of the U.S. G Medical will acquire all the outstanding membership interests of Telerhythmics from NASDAQ listed imaging technologies company Digirad Corp (NASDAQ: DRAD) for a total up front consideration of US$1,950,000, subject to working capital adjustments. Completion of the agreement remains subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions precedent, including the receipt of any necessary consents from third parties including but not limited to government authorities. Telerhythmics, LLC., booked historical revenue from 1 January 2018 to 30 September 2018 of ~US$3.174M1 . The Telerhythmics acquisition, in addition to the Company’s acquisition of Cardiostaff Diagnostic Services Inc (as announced on 30 October 2017) will create a sizable player in the cardiac diagnostic US monitoring space, and in addition, provide G Medical with a solid base of business across the Southeast and Southwest territories. Telerhythmics is a Medicare and Medicaid designated IDTF (Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility) that provides physician practices and hospitals with arrhythmia monitoring services including mobile cardiac telemetry ("MCT"), cardiac event monitoring, Holter monitoring, and pacemaker analysis. The Telerhythmics acquisition will substantially increase insurance coverage and create a distinct competitive advantage, providing G Medical with ~100 commercial payor agreements across local, regional and national markets and an additional 30-35M covered lives (individuals insured); with the Company’s aggregated sum increasing to ~100M+ covered lives when considering existing G Medical Diagnostic Services payor agreements. Via the acquisition, G Medical will also gain access to several large health systems including Baptist, Ochsner, and HCA, and also to existing agreements in place with large insurance providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), which has current reimbursement status for MCT (auto detect auto send) monitoring device. Further, Page 2 of 3 the Company’s regulatory approved medical devices will be translated to existing customers of both Telerhythmics and G Medical, providing for a superior technology offering and monitoring services when compared to traditional Holter monitoring. Telerhythmics, LLC., was established in 1996. It has long been recognized for superior clinical patient monitoring given its foundation of employing experienced critical care nurses. Telerhythmics’ business is synergistic and complementary to G Medical’s existing infrastructure and operations following the Company’s successful acquisition and integration of CardioStaff, and further increases the Company’s nationwide footprint and services for remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services across the US. Commenting on the latest acquisition, G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva, said: “Acquiring Telerhythmics further strengthens our Company’s US footprint as we further focus our efforts to become a leader in complete (endto-end) and comprehensive vital signs medical monitoring and cardiac diagnostic services across the US. Telerhythmics brings additional payer contracts, clinical and commercial scalability, access to current monitoring technologies and an existing platform to launch our proprietary medical devices with the aim to further grow our market share in this important area of digital health delivery.” Cardiac diagnostic monitoring and remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services is a rapidly growing industry in the US and the Company is well positioned to become an emerging leader in the E-Health and Vital Signs Monitoring space. The Company continues its preparations towards the submission of its F-1 Registration Statement towards a Dual-Listing on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, where a number of the Company’s peers are currently listed. About G Medical Products G Medical offers a suite of consumer and professional clinical-grade products (with regulatory approval) that are positioned to streamline healthcare services, improve remote access to medical data, reduce costs, improve quality of care, and make healthcare more personalized and precise. Currently the Company is focusing on two main verticals. The ‘Prizma’ Medical Smartphone Case is one of two key products developed by G Medical and is aimed at everyday consumers focused on their medical health and wellbeing. The ‘Prizma’ allows consumers to turn their smartphone into a mobile medical monitor to measure a wide range of vital signs, with the added advantage that users are able to store their medical data in the cloud and share it with third parties such as healthcare professionals and family members. G Medical also offers a professional real-time patient continuous monitoring solution, G Medical’s Vital Signs Monitoring System (VSMS) and G Medical Patch (GMP). This modular solution measures a wide range of vital signs that are automatically presented in a call centre (IDTF) or a hospital setting. The GMP assists in diagnosing patient complaints and conditions remotely, from pre-hospitalisation, hospitalisation and through to post discharge home-based settings. - Ends - Contact: Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 www.otsana.com Investor Relations Viriathus Australia Level 8/525 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Telephone: +61 2 8667 5360 www.viriathus.com Media Enquiries Closer Communications David Wolf Tel: + 61 411 111 787 david@closer.com.au About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX: GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company leverages the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit www.gmedinnovations.com