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   News: Industry 4.0 Innovator Launches Free Tool to Help Manufacturing and Industrial Businesses Save Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Each Year 2018-12-05T01:31:17Z news-industry-4-0-innovator-launches-free-tool-to-help-manufacturing-and-industrial-businesses-save-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-each-year Brisbane, December 5, 2018 - MOVUS, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched a free tool to help asset owners, reliability and maintenance teams, operations and technology executives quickly estimate the financial benefits of condition-based maintenance (vs. reactive and preventive maintenance) in their organisation. Built by engineers for engineers, MOVUS’ ROI Calculator provides either a basic or advanced interface to help professionals understand the potential cost savings they could make by minimising unplanned downtime and reducing maintenance costs, while extending equipment lifetime. The ROI calculator is a quick and easy to use resource for maintenance staff, planners, plant and production managers, operations professionals and executives to develop a business case for condition-based maintenance in their organisations. MOVUS also provides easy-to-adopt, tangible solutions via its FitMachine® sensor and dashboard to then deliver on these efficiencies for those keen to establish a condition-based maintenance strategy, but don’t know how or where to start. “As the voice of the Industry 4.0 technology in Australia, we are committed to educating the relevant industries on the benefits - financial, operational and environmental - of condition-based equipment maintenance,” said Brad Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We are simultaneously dedicated to then delivering the actual solutions needed to achieve these outcomes. We have done this by developing the most cost-effective, and easy-to-use and technologically advanced solution in our FitMachine platform. Businesses can literally save hundreds of thousands of dollars by moving to condition monitoring, so it’s a no brainer to instigate an initiative like this.” FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial wireless bluetooth sensor, industrial gateway, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and artificial intelligence engine. The system automatically monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are machine health, degradation, utilisation, energy consumption and more. For more information about MOVUS, please visit https://www.movus.com.au/ or to get started with the ROI Calculator and learn how to save money, visit https://www.movus.com.au/roi/. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with customers in the Asia Pacific region and across several industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. About Industry 4.0 Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0 as a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. 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. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. 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. News: MOVUS Launches Easy Monitoring Offer to Help Manufacturers Avoid Downtime Over Summer and Christmas 2018-10-29T01:30:00Z news-movus-launches-easy-monitoring-offer-to-help-manufacturers-avoid-downtime-over-summer-and-christmas Brisbane, October 29, 2018 - Manufacturers looking to keep normal services up and running over Christmas and summer can do so more easily and affordably, thanks to MOVUS, the provider of FitMachine, a simple-to-use and cost-effective solution for equipment monitoring. Fulfilling back orders and preventing critical equipment failures is a constant battle for Australian manufacturers, notably during November, December and January with more extreme weather and fewer staff on hand against the backdrop of a peak demand for products, especially for food and beverage companies. Consequently, MOVUS has launched “Industry 4.0 Made Easy” an offer to remove the headache for manufacturers for just $85 AUD per machine per month allowing customers to deploy predictive maintenance in a cost-effective way. FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial sensor, industrial gateway, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and artificial intelligence engine. The system automatically monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are machine health, degradation, utilisation, energy consumption and more. Once a MOVUS installer is onsite, the units can be installed in under five minutes each, with no need for shutdowns, cutting or drilling. The installer will also train your team to install more sensors, should they be required. The pack contains everything manufacturers need to get started on their Industry 4.0 journey. For just $85 AUD per machine per month, MOVUS Industry 4.0 Made Easy offers: 10 FitMachine sensors 1 FitMachine Gateway The MOVUS fully-featured Dashboard, customised with your company logo, with machine trending and alerts via email and SMS Installation and training are fully included at your plant/factory/site Access to online help, training guides and support from the friendly MOVUS team “This offer is about making life easy for manufacturers during a seasonal time that is hallmarked by high product demand, staff shortages and weather extremes impacting equipment. We’re giving people access to the latest technology but in a really easy, low-risk way. It's a cost effective solution, that’s rapidly deployed, easy to use and easy to adopt,” said Brad Parsons, Founder and CEO of MOVUS. To get started, please visit https://www.movus.com.au/contact/sales/ About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company, headquartered in Brisbane, with customers across the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’s world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. About Industry 4.0 Insert Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0 as a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing[1][2][3][4] and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution.[5] National Safe Work Month: Many benefits for SMEs in outsourcing drug and alcohol testing 2018-10-04T01:55:40Z national-safe-work-month-many-benefits-for-smes-in-outsourcing-drug-and-alcohol-testing Staff working under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be dangerous, not just to themselves, but their fellow workers and the organisation’s reputation. Major events, such as the forthcoming Melbourne Cup, are times when more workers test positive for drugs the next day such as MET (methamphetamine/ice), MDMA (ecstasy) and THC (marijuana). With October being National Safe Work Month, Andatech, a leading Australian supplier of drug and alcohol testing equipment and services, highlights how substance use and abuse play a significant role in work‑related injuries and fatalities. "Australian businesses are losing an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use‑related productivity issues and 7.5% of hospital morbidity is related to alcohol consumption in the workplace," said Jaka Exstrada, Business Development Manager from Andatech. "This abuse also contributes to adverse productivity outcomes such as absenteeism, lateness, a decrease in attention span, poor coordination, difficulty in comprehension and slower reaction time." Many employers who want to carry out tests but cannot justify having an in-house drug and alcohol testing regime for random testing, post-incident and emergency testing are turning to third party testing, which is becoming more readily available. This outsourced testing is more affordable and can be customised for each organisation, tailoring the level of equipment, the frequency and the volume of drug and alcohol testing to suit their requirements. "Organisations may not realise that on-site drug testing services, either urine or oral, can be set up for as little as one person per year. In addition, they can also opt for education and awareness presentations and inductions, and policy and procedure development. "Third party testing is ideal for smaller businesses who want to comply with workplace health and safety but would prefer a professional with experience in testing to undertake the tests. "The testing service can also deal with awkward situations and it doesn’t hinder relationships between employees," he said. Testing improves employee compliance One Melbourne manufacturer that commenced testing earlier this year, has seen the incidence of positive readings halved from an average of 6% to 3%. The improvement is expected to continue as staff realise they can't get away with it. The purpose of this company's testing regime is to prevent staff from arriving at work still under the influence of drugs or alcohol as they are putting themselves and others at risk from injury or worse. To this end, various types of testing is conducted including random testing and special days testing when people are more likely to give a positive result, such as the day after Melbourne Cup Day or Australia Day. Some companies also conduct pre‑employment tests, incident tests and for‑cause tests where they suspect someone may be under the influence. For companies who want to manage their own testing regime, Andatech offers urine and oral DrugSense kits that test for nine different drug types. The company also has the widest range of Australian Standard‑certified breathalysers in Australia, including AlcoSense workplace breathalysers. However, many small enterprises are now turning to third party on-site drug and alcohol services from Andatech that uses a NATA accredited lab, certified collectors/testers and offers 24/7 on-site testing in all major cities in Australia, which is crucial when emergency and post-incident testing is required quickly. www.andatech.com.au https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/about Ends Free resources for business: White paper: Developing a Drugs and Alcohol Policy: Avoiding Common Pitfalls when Including Drug & Breath Tests https://www.andatech.com.au/developing-drugs-alcohol-policy-whitepaper White paper: Drug Abuse in the Workplace: A hidden management crisis https://www.andatech.com.au/workplace-drug-abuse-whitepaper White paper: Human Factor: The Human-Technology Interface in Workplace Safety https://www.andatech.com.au/human-factor-workplace-safety-whitepaper Some more facts & figures: In its 2007 study, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council reported that 2.5% of the workforce attends work despite being under the influence of illicit drugs. Figures released by The Alcohol and Drug Foundation show that Australian businesses lose an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use-related productivity issues. According to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), most work-related accident compensation claims come from workers who are absent for 12 weeks on average. These claims have a direct and indirect cost estimated at $60 billion per year. Wheeldon through Integrity Sampling found that 300,000 workers in Australia in full-time employment, misuse drugs and alcohol at harmful levels, and that 57% of part-time and contractual staff have the same problem. 40% of the workforce population in the 35-55-year-old demographic tested positive for methamphetamine and 1 in 15 professional drivers in the State of Victoria tested positive for illicit drugs in 2016. 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 9 drug groups providing error-free results. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au To request any photos in high resolution please contact Wendy McWilliams. Captions: Andatech’s AlcoSense Prodigy S workplace breathalyser with one-touch operation delivers highly accurate readings. Andatech’s DrugSense Saliva Drug Testing Kit that tests for all the main drug groups. Andatech Sentry baton breathalyser can take 12 samples per minute. Rimini Street Obtains Australian Single Touch Payroll Certification 2018-09-19T22:22:43Z rimini-street-obtains-australian-single-touch-payroll-certification September 20, 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 it has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for PeopleSoft Global Payroll and SAP HCM Payroll. The new certification enables Rimini Street’s Australian clients to submit their payroll data via a ‘pay event,’ either on or before pay day, to the ATO. Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory division passed the complex, rigorous qualification process with the first file submission for both PeopleSoft and SAP software products, well ahead of the deadline set by the ATO. Premium Service Support for Critical Certification Process All organisations with 20 or more employees are required to report under STP to stay compliant with the Australian Taxation Legislation. The aim of STP is to streamline employer payroll information reporting to the ATO. The change requires companies to report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, and superannuation information from their payroll solution each time an organisation pays its employees, rather than at the end of each financial year. “With the Australian Taxation Office mandating new Single Touch Payroll reporting requirements, we needed to ensure that our systems were fully compliant,” said John Brizee, SAP manager at Golding Contractors. “Rimini Street provided the STP update for our SAP payroll application. The update was installed, tested, and ready-to-go well in advance of the ATO’s deadline of July 1, 2018.” Rimini Street put a comprehensive process in place eighteen months prior to the July 1, 2018 deadline to begin preparing clients for this new reporting standard. The Company achieved STP certification for PeopleSoft software products in May 2018 and for SAP related products in June 2018 by completing three main verification steps set by the ATO – an in depth security questionnaire, execution of the ATO’s conformance test suite and lastly, product verification testing. “STP is the largest change to Australian payroll in recent history,” said Paul Henville, group vice president, Global Product Delivery. “By obtaining the STP certification for our PeopleSoft and SAP clients, we can ensure their systems are supported and compliant for this monumental shift in payroll reporting. This is just one example of how Rimini Street remains diligent, proactive and on the forefront of constantly changing tax, legal and regulatory requirements; STP in particular was one of the most complex requirements we have had to undertake, which we were able to complete ahead of the original software vendors.” To review the list of vendors certified for STP, visit http://www.sbr.gov.au/products-register/sbr-product-register-full-list Industry-Leading Tax, Legal & Regulatory Research and Technology Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory strategy and scoping team is made up of veteran tax specialists, attorneys and international tax, legal and regulatory professionals who use advanced technology and numerous government and private-sector sources to monitor, collect and verify tax, legal and regulatory changes. Rimini Street also participates in, and is a member of, many prominent tax, legal and regulatory associations around the world, including the American, Canadian, United Kingdom and Australian Payroll Associations, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Financial Executives International Association, the Tax Council and the Tax Executives Institute. The innovative combination of technology, proven methodology and ISO 9001 quality processes consistently assures a fast “legislature-to-live”SM update delivery cycle and the highest quality deliverables in the industry. 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 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organisations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit https://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 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 litigation developments or in the government inquiry; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our 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, including its common stock and its Preferred Stock; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on August 9, 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. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. 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. CeMAT AUSTRALIA helping to future proof the warehousing and intralogistics industry 2018-08-06T03:15:00Z cemat-australia-helping-to-future-proof-the-warehousing-and-intralogistics-industry Melbourne was the focus for innovation in intralogistics and materials handling last week, with over 2,500 renowned industry leaders and delegates converging for CeMAT AUSTRALIA from 24-26 July at MCEC. Comprising of three full days of expert learning, networking and industry insights, CeMAT is the world’s leading trade fair for materials handling, intralogistics and supply chain management. Over 25 high-profile experts presented exclusively at the conference, with executives and decision makers attending from across Australia to hear the latest on ‘industry 4.0’ in intralogistics, materials handling and the supply chain. Two exemplary sessions during the Knowledge Program offered relevant case studies providing the audience with practical applications to take away: Rod Barnes, General Manager Delivery, Australia Post, examined how Australia Post is collaborating with local retailers to meet fast-paced online shopping demands in his presentation, ‘A look at how market dynamics have changed in recent years and how Australia Post is working with major eCommerce businesses to fulfil their supply chain demand’ Kevin Gunn, General Manager Supply Chain, Coles, discussed the retail giant’s internal experience in ‘Intralogistics optimising at Coles: Improving efficiencies throughout the warehouse to ensure customers have great availability and fresh product every day’ Daniel Mortimer, Event Director, Hannover Fairs, commented on the success of the Knowledge Program offering insights into industry trends, product innovations and customer case studies. “Inviting both vendors and end users to speak on the program allowed for CeMAT visitors to have a well-rounded opinion on the current state of the intralogistics industry. It proved to be highly effective, with a number of presentations having standing room only,” said Mortimer. The 105 exhibitors at the event collectively reported positive feedback about the quality of visitors on the showfloor, after networking and showcasing first-hand their latest products. Exhibitors included the likes of; C.H. Robinson, Vanderlande, KNAPP, Panasonic Business, Paperless Warehousing Group, Swisslog, Dematic and CHEP. Greg Perrot, Managing Director at Cowin Global said, “Cowin Global Australia exhibited at CeMAT 2018 in Melbourne and again can only say it was a great success. We increased our quality leads by 100% from 2016, the people we met on the stand were the decision makers which is exactly what any business needs to increase their market awareness as well as increase their sales. “We not only sold stock directly from the stand, but within a week of the show being over, we have received numerous purchase orders from new customers. We confirmed our spot on the last day of the show to exhibit at CeMAT 2020 and have no doubt it will be a sound investment in our future in Australia. “I would urge anyone thinking of exhibiting at CeMAT 2020 to STOP THINKING and confirm your spot now, as it is, without doubt a great show, well organised and marketed to ensure the right people attend. You will reap the rewards,” said Perrot. Cara Skelsey, Marketing Manager at Dematic also said, “CeMAT AUSTRALIA once again provided a fantastic opportunity for Dematic to exhibit its wide range of solutions, connect with a number of business leaders and decision makers, and share and discuss innovations in the industry.” Wrapping up the second day, the Industry Leader Drinks Reception, treated over 300 VIPs and exhibitors to an evening with guest presenter, Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO & General Manager Operations of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs, said CeMAT AUSTRALIA was a high point of the 2018 industry calendar, “CeMAT AUSTRALIA highlighted the innovations that are transforming the intralogistics industry. The diversity in solutions available on the showfloor allowed for a wide array of visitors to attend. “We are already excited to see what new technology will be showcased at the next CeMAT in Melbourne, which will take place on 7-9 June 2020,” said Stockbridge. CeMAT AUSTRALIA will return in 2020. For more information about CeMAT Australia visit: www.cemat.com.au Images: Hi-res available and royalty free from CeMAT Australia Flickr page. Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO & General Manager Operations Grand Prix Corporation, CeMAT Showfloor Industry Leader Drinks Reception CeMAT Showfloor MOVUS new office launch to be officiated by Hon. Kate Jones 2018-07-08T20:00:00Z movus-new-office-launch-to-be-officiated-by-hon-kate-jones Brisbane, Australia, July 9, 2018 – Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) machine monitoring solution FitMachine®, has opened its new offices today, officiated by the Hon. Kate Jones, Queensland Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development. MOVUS was a recipient of the Queensland Government’s Ignite Ideas Fund in 2016. It gave MOVUS the opportunity to accelerate the R&D of its FitMachine® solution and provided support in securing long-term contracts. The company has quadrupled in size from four to 16 current full-time employees and is investing in the next generation of STEM talent with 13 interns working across all four STEM disciplines. Developed and manufactured in Brisbane, FitMachine® is a world leading solution that combines Industrial Internet of Things sensors (IIoT), software-as-a-service, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help organisations proactively monitor and manage the condition and operating performance of their industrial machinery. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work, and minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. “The opening of the new offices and rapid growth of our team is testament to our clients and the industry in recognising the value of predictive maintenance,” said Brad Parsons, CEO and Founder of MOVUS. “We thank the Queensland Government for recognising the potential in the technology and awarding MOVUS the Ignite Ideas grant in 2016.” Minister for Innovation Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund is supporting businesses to turn their ideas into commercial reality. “Movus is a perfect example of the Ignite Ideas Fund supporting an innovative Queensland business grow and create jobs,” Ms Jones said. “Movus received $100,000 Ignite Ideas grant to develop the FitMachine and due to the success of this project Movus have employed an additional 12 staff and moved into a new office.” MOVUS serves the manufacturing, water utilities, agriculture, healthcare, tertiary education, mining, oil and gas sectors. It has already secured a growing list of domestic and international clients including Wesfarmers Chemicals, Melbourne Water, University of Queensland, Unitywater, and Bombardier Transportation among others. For more information, please visit MOVUS website. About MOVUS Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, MOVUS specialises in Industrial IoT (IIoT). Its FitMachine® technology transforms dumb machines into ‘smarter machines’ and enables this on a global level through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. Media Contact Shuba Paheerathan Progressiva M: +61 (0) 438 606 424 E: shuba (at) progressiva.com.au Tritium Signs Deal with IONITY for 100 High-Power Charging Sites Across Europe 2018-07-05T02:27:19Z tritium-signs-deal-with-ionity-for-100-high-power-charging-sites-across-europe Brisbane, July 5, 2018 - IONITY has chosen Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs. All will be equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) used by a wide range of vehicle manufacturers. IONITY is based in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche. “We chose to partner with Tritium because they have a world-leading technology and have shown they can develop and deliver their products quickly,” said IONITY CEO Michael Hajesch. The deal follows closely on the installation of two new sites in Germany at Tank and Rast rest stops at Brohltal East and Brohltal West. As the first sites to go live for IONITY in Europe, these two sites each have six high-power user units and form part of a planned rollout of around 400 EV charging sites across Europe. This network will ensure EV owners will always have access to a high-power charging station within 120 km. “We already have a leading position in the European fast-charging market and could see that demand was really taking off, which is one of the reasons we recently opened our new sales, testing and assembly facility in Amsterdam,” said David Finn CEO and Founder at Tritium. “This deal with IONITY shows just how fast the transition to EVs is happening.” Each of the Tritium high-power chargers on the IONITY sites will deliver up to 350 kW, which can add 150 km of driving range to an EV in just five minutes. They include Tritium’s unique and innovative liquid-cooled technology and the complete charging infrastructure is extremely compact, typically up to 50%-75% smaller than other systems on the market. Eaton announces new distribution partnership with Colterlec 2018-07-01T21:54:05Z eaton-announces-new-distribution-partnership-with-colterlec SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Power management company, Eaton today announced a long-term distribution partnership with leading industrial electrical distributor Colterlec that will increase national availability of its electrical distribution and motor control component range. Dan Agnew, General Manager Power Distribution ANZ at Eaton said the new partnership represents a strong commitment from both organisations to support the industrial sector with leading electrical products that provide the best in safety, reliability and efficiency. “This partnership will allow Eaton to expand nationally through Colterlec’s locations and warehouses across Australia, while leveraging its strong relationships and technical capabilities across many industries including manufacturing and mining.” Grant Turner, Managing Director at Colterlec said the new partnership will strengthen its market position throughout Australia and provide new growth opportunities. “Eaton’s product offering is world class and we look forward to working closely with the local team to deliver ongoing value to our customers, particularly electrical panel builders that require low voltage switchgear for upgrades and new builds.” Colterlec has operations and warehouse facilities in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. – ENDS – About Eaton Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. About Colterlec Colterlec is one of Australia’s leading distributors of industrial electrical equipment for major industries including wholesalers, mining, manufacturing, water treatment, infrastructure, oil and gas and food and beverage. Since 1996 Colterlec has expanded across the country and now has operations/warehouse facilities Australia-wide. Amazing performance and superb design delivers coveted award wins to Braemar Evolution and EnviroMagic 2018-05-18T01:09:58Z amazing-performance-and-superb-design-delivers-coveted-award-wins-to-braemar-evolution-and-enviromagic Two of Seeley International’s recent additions to the Braemar air conditioner range – the Braemar Evolution and the Braemar EnviroMagic – have emerged as standout success stories at the 2018 Good Design Awards, announced at a prestigious gala event overnight at the Sydney Opera House, last night. The Braemar Evolution – which is the highest capacity sloped tank evaporative air conditioner available on the market – was an award winner in the Domestic Appliances category, with judges particularly impressed with its low-profile design and ability to sit so far below roof ridges. Seeley International Founder and Executive Chairman, Frank Seeley AM, DUniv Flin, FAICD, said the Braemar Evolution features advanced Australian-developed technology with a range of unique innovations building on the long-standing reputation of the trusted Braemar brand. “The magnificent Braemar Evolution Range offers the coldest ultra-low profile evaporative air conditioners in the world and it is gratifying to see independent judges recognising such market-leading innovation. The domestic market has been crying out for something completely new and transformational - and the Braemar Evolution is not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally friendly and highly energy efficient,” Mr Seeley said. “Prior to its 2017 release, we conducted extensive customer testing to understand the opportunity on offer and the superb design of the Braemar Evolution Range got a big tick of approval from consumers. Its ultra-low-profile design features curved louvres and it is available in a range of colours which blend into any home’s roofline. The award-winning SuperStealth inverter motor and fan ensure high energy efficiency is second-to-none and whisper-quiet operation,” he said. And then, the Braemar EnviroMagic was crowned a winner in the Commercial and Industrial category of the Good Design Awards because of its brilliant design and ultra-smart technology. “The Braemar EnviroMagic offers amazing evaporative cooling capacity which is perfect for large spaces, new property developments and architectural projects, where high performance and low profiles are essential,” Mr Seeley said. “Delivering state-of-the-art low profile design, the Braemar EnviroMagic has emerged as the market-leader in commercial air-conditioning by producing large quantities of cooled air, with high energy-efficiencies, from ultra-low roof profiles,” he said. “Constructed with a super-tough UV-proofed polymer cabinet instead of aluminium or stainless steel, the Braemar EnviroMagic is lightweight and super durable, which means it can be easily installed on roof spaces that cannot support the weight of typical commercial or industrial coolers.” During the judging process of the Braemar Evolution, the Good Design Awards judges commented – “Seeley International is the gold standard for good design and clever engineering and the Braemar Evolution shifts this bar to another level. The Good Design Awards judges were impressed with the low profile design allowing the unit to be as unobtrusive as possible while seamlessly blending into the architectural form of a home. Coupled with class-leading technology, this product sets a high standard for others to follow. Well done Seeley (again).” The Good Design Awards Jury also made comments about the Braemar EnviroMagic – “The unit design offers a modular system that can be easily disassembled/reassembled for transport and installation. The use of polymers, UV treated, extend the life cycle of the product exposed to weather. Good sound design solution and use of raw materials. Modular design and ease of installation and assembly is great. This is a low cost design that has some significant design effort put into it.” The 60th Anniversary Good Design Awards attracted a record number of entries. From the 536 innovative designs, only 260 projects were selected to receive the coveted Good Design Award®. Mr Seeley said that the award category wins underpin Seeley International’s global reputation for pushing boundaries to bring tomorrow’s technology to the market today. “We take great delight in the fact that by the time a competitor has tried to copy our technology, we are already well-advanced on the next generation of products that replace them. We achieve that through a business-wide commitment to innovation,” he said. “We also have a comprehensive understanding of consumer needs and recognise that heating and cooling costs represent a significant budget component for homes and businesses. People want energy-efficient cooling solutions that don’t sacrifice comfort levels, and we are delighted to develop and manufacture products that deliver on those expectations.” Made completely in-house using parts largely manufactured in house, the Braemar Evolution and Braemar EnviroMagic reflect Seeley International’s commitment to vertical integration rather than outsourcing, and its active contribution to the sustainability of Australian manufacturing. Managed by Good Design Australia, the annual Good Design Awards program recognises and rewards excellence in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level. Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950's and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products, with entries undergoing an extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 Australian and international design experts. Seeley International’s suite of new Braemar products showcase big thinking for small spaces 2018-04-20T00:21:45Z seeley-international-s-suite-of-new-braemar-products-showcase-big-thinking-for-small-spaces The growing trend of both first-home buyers and now last-home buyers, downsizing to smaller, high luxury living options, has inspired the latest additions to Seeley International’s innovative Braemar range, and offer great safety, reliability and energy efficiency, even when space is at a premium. Seeley International Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM, DUniv Flin, FAICD, says the trusted Braemar brand has reinforced itself as simply the best, together with the addition of an amazing new fixed speed Add-on Cooling Range, a new Ultra Compact Low Profile Ducted Gas Heater  and the R32 Window Wall System. “Braemar has now taken safety, reliability and energy efficiency to a brand new multi-million-dollar level across its entire range, and our suite of new product options, showcases versatility to those wanting to live in smaller units, townhouses, or apartments*, without sacrificing creature comforts,” Mr Seeley said. “The Australian residential building boom continues to defy predictions of a downturn, and this has largely been achieved by a surge in approvals for smaller dwellings.  A growing number of Australians are now opting to follow lifestyles already enjoyed in some of the world’s greatest cities such as Paris and New York, where inner city living means vibrant eating and entertainment options, right on the doorstep,” he said. “Over the past 25 years, the number of occupied apartments, flats and units in Australia has increased by 78% and now numbers over 1.2 million dwellings**.  Our new Braemar products provide people with versatile solutions that allow them to stay comfortable, regardless of how big or small their home might be.” The New Braemar Ultra Compact Ducted Gas Heater series offers 14kW, 20.5kW and a larger capacity 27.5 kW output options, with all models providing side access for easy servicing – making it the ideal choice for small space installations such as low roof pitched homes. Maximum heating efficiency is achieved with the introduction of an InShot Burner™ which ensures a thorough air/gas mix for clean and efficient combustion. Exclusive Braemar technology ensures continuous warm air without any cold drafts thanks to a Softair™ fan system, while clever ignition technology removes the need for a pilot light, delivering additional gas savings and ensuing the heater works every time. The Braemar R32 Window Wall System is also packed with clever technology, which now includes a 3-speed fan with Auto Mode, allowing the air conditioner to automatically adjust the fan speed as the room temperature changes. A handy Sleep Function changes the set point temperature after one and then two hours to facilitate a more natural sleep pattern. Also, fresh air can be easily delivered by adjusting a slider to expel smoke and any odours from the room, and provide ventilation.  Anti-Corrosion Protection is provided by Hydrophilic Blue Fin Coils and a galvanised and painted slide-out chassis which means the Braemar R32 Window Wall System can withstand the harshest of conditions.  Digital displays*** enable users to operate the air conditioners, either via the digital control panel on the unit, or the remote control. The Amazing Braemar Fixed Speed Add-on Cooling (AOC) range offers the convenience of using existing duct systems**** to integrate new cooling systems with current gas ducted heating systems, to ensure welcome relief from Summer’s extreme temperatures. The indoor AOC unit has an easy single point connection to existing ductwork, built-in safety tray and easy installation. It comes in a broad range of models to accommodate different dwelling sizes, from 10kW through to 23kW capacity, and integrated flare connections on most models avoids the need to take heavy brazing equipment into the roof space. The outdoor AOC units provide the convenience of flexible (small space) outdoor placement (including enough refrigerant for 12m of pipework), built-in carry handles and smaller footprints than other brands currently on the market.  Long life weather protection, efficient whisper-quiet 3-speed fans and vertical air discharges, which improves air circulation, and as a result, performance. “Braemar has a reputation for quality and reliability with its award-winning gas heating range, as well as its high performing evaporative air conditioners. Braemar ducted gas heaters drastically reduce energy use while delivering heat fast, and Braemar evaporative air conditioners are highly reliable and super-efficient, whether people are looking for beautifully cooled homes, or ultra-comfortable commercial environments,” Mr Seeley said. More information about the array of award-winning Braemar products available can be found at http://www.braemar.com.au    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, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair, Braemar, AIRA ICI and Coolerado. 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 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 about Seeley International and its products can be found at www.seeleyinternational.com *       Requires sufficient roof cavity space for to install heater and ductwork and service **      2016 Census results ***    Not available on the KWCF16D1S model ****  Providing the existing installed duct is large enough to accommodate AOC Seeley International’s Breezair evaporative air conditioner wins biggest contract in the world 2018-04-09T00:02:57Z seeley-international-s-breezair-evaporative-air-conditioner-wins-biggest-contract-in-the-world Seeley International has successfully completed the world’s largest order for evaporative air conditioners, resulting in around 50,000 Australian-made Breezair air conditioners being installed in the tent city of Mina Valley, Saudi Arabia. Seeley International Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM FAICD, said the enormous bulk order of Breezair evaporative air conditioners by the Saudi Government and Ministry of Hajj provides state-of-the-art cooling for Makkah Pilgrims during their stay in the Mina Valley tent city. The tent city is a fascinating logistics exercise involving more than 100,000 tents and houses, approximately three million people in over 20 square kilometres. “Our Breezair evaporative air conditioner was found to outperform more than 200 other air conditioning brands and delivered spectacular results against a comprehensive set of criteria that included energy-efficiency, reliability, performance and low environmental impact,” Mr Seeley said. “The three year tender evaluation process saw Breezair and other contenders tested on site over several months, in all conditions and seasons, including comparative tests done during a pilgrimage to assess performance under real-world conditions. The in-built safety mechanisms, economical use of water, ease of control and compact design were critical in Breezair being successfully selected,” added Mr Seeley. “The harsh summertime temperatures in the Mina Valley, which can easily reach more than 45°C, were overcome by the capability of Breezair evaporative air conditioners, which kept people comfortable and provided them with fresh naturally cooled air.”  Seeley International Sales Director, EMEA, Mr Xavier Delaigue, said being awarded the significant supply contract reflected the strength, innovation and durability of Breezair evaporative air conditioning, and provided an opportunity for Seeley International to showcase its ability to deliver on the large scale order within a very short timeframe. “As part of a commitment by the Saudi Government and Ministry of Hajj to improve accommodation for pilgrims in the Mina Valley, a four year air conditioner replacement plan was started in 2015. Seeley International fast-tracked production and installation so the project is now well ahead of schedule and expected to be completed during 2018,” Mr Delaigue said. “Breezair is the coolest, quietest and most energy efficient evaporative air conditioner in the world, providing clean, filtered fresh air. Unlike refrigerated air conditioning, the cool air won’t dry out the skin, nose or eyes. With far superior energy efficiency, along with the added health benefits that come with bringing continual fresh air into a room rather than recycling stale air, these factors combined helped Breezair to be selected,” he said. “Seeley International’s ever growing export market involving more than 100 countries, has been bolstered by this extraordinary export project. Our thanks go to Alsaeed HVAC, our distributor for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia – and particularly Salman Alsaeed, CEO of Alsaeed Trading Group - who provided a turnkey solution on time and within required specifications. Alsaeed HVAC commissioned and supervised this specific very large installation and in fact does so for every pilgrimage. Managing the ongoing operation of this many air conditioning units is itself a remarkable achievement involving precision project management skills.” Salman Alsaeed, CEO of Alsaeed Trading Group said: “We have enjoyed a long and highly successful partnership between our two companies, and the success of this project is because of the excellence of Seeley International in delivering the most reliable coolers on the market with the highest levels of energy efficiency.” “The issue of energy efficiency is of great importance, and the Saudi Government and Ministry of Hajj want to proactively achieve substantial energy savings. Achieving a 35% energy savings in the Mina Valley thanks to Breezair cooling technology demonstrates advanced technology and a strong commitment to the environment,” he said. Breezair air conditioners feature unique Mini-cell Chillcel® pad technology recently developed by Seeley International; the only manufacturer able to offer evaporative cooling pads that are fully manufactured in Australia and specifically designed to maximise cooling in harsh climates. The new enhanced small cell design of the revolutionary Mini-cell structure is the culmination of years of development and rigorous testing, and achieves up to 25% more surface area, dramatically improving cooling efficiency.  The Mini-cell Chillcel® together with the patented high efficiency motors provide the world’s coolest, quietest and most energy efficient evaporative air conditioning. 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, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair, Braemar, AIRA ICI and Coolerado. 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 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 about Seeley International and its products can be found at www.seeleyinternational.com News: MOVUS Gets Investment Injection From Australia’s Largest VC Firms To Support Growth 2018-04-02T20:56:18Z news-movus-gets-investment-injection-from-australias-largest-vc-firms-to-support-growth Brisbane, April 3 2018 - Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and machine monitoring solution, FitMachine® ‘the Fitbit® for machines’, has secured $4.8M in Series A funding. The round, led by Blackbird Ventures, included Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital (Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment fund). The investment will allow MOVUS to scale up to international markets, further refine its product, expand its Research & Development Lab, and grow its Brisbane-based team. In just under two years, MOVUS has developed and launched a cost-effective Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensor and software-as-a-service (SaaS) monitoring platform, FitMachine. The platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help organisations proactively monitor, manage, and maintain the condition of their industrial machinery providing compelling return on investment by reducing the need for manual inspections and turning unplanned outages into planned situations. Known as Industry 4.0, the Predictive Maintenance market is expected to be a USD $5bn industry by 2021. With its disruptive FitMachine technology and uniquely customer-focused business model, MOVUS is poised to rapidly capture share in this growing market. “This Series A funding is critical as we are poised to scale with many new customer deployments which allow us to accelerate growth globally and pass on the benefits to customers via more rapid delivery of improvements. We’ll also be growing our engineering team and are particularly interested in people with a passion for hardware design and machine learning,” said Brad Parsons, CEO and Founder of MOVUS. “Our vision is to transform machines across their lifecycle to dramatically improve these industries for the benefit of the planet.” With a track record of investing in high growth digital businesses, Rick Baker, Co-Founder of Blackbird Ventures said “Industrial machinery is the engine room of our economy and the FitMachine plays a crucial role in ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently. We're proud to join the journey of MOVUS.” “Telstra is a national and global leader in IoT, with Australia’s largest IoT footprint that is already connecting more than two million IoT devices. We recently announced two new IoT technologies in our mobile network – Cat M1 and Narrowband, and in 2017 opened Australia’s first publicly-accessible Open IoT Lab in Melbourne,” said Matthew Koertge, Managing Director at Telstra Ventures. “We believe that MOVUS aligns well with our broader IoT strategy, providing a compelling IoT value proposition for machinery owners and a unique opportunity to capture value in the ‘Industry 4.0’ market.” MOVUS serves the transportation, oil & gas, mining, energy, manufacturing, water and utilities, agriculture, building & facilities management sectors. It has already secured a growing list of domestic and international clients including Wesfarmers Chemicals, Melbourne Water, University of Queensland, Unitywater, and Bombardier Transportation among others. For more information please visit MOVUS. Airbnb Strangers Treating Homes With Disrespect 2018-03-20T13:35:40Z airbnb-strangers-treating-homes-with-disrespect Airbnbs are popping up like mushrooms after the rain. On the south east corner there are almost 10,000 people who have put up their investment to strangers. Many newbie hosts may be in for surprise when the electricity bill drops into their letter box. Sharyn Watson, director of Gold Coast-base electrical contractor Watmar, said many people when they are away on holiday are more cavalier with how they use power. “Because they are not paying the bill, people leave the doors open with the air con on or they even go out for the day, leaving the air con cooling an empty room,” she said. “It is all part of being on holiday, indulging in activities that you would not do at home because there are consequences – a higher than usual electricity bill. “You only need to go onto Airbnb’s community forum to see the volume of comments about increasing power costs.” Maria Hobbs, from Maria Hobbs Real Estate, said she manages an Airbnb and finds people can be very disrespectful of other people’s property. “I’ve seen the most unlikely people gladly cranking up the air conditioning, leave it on, complain it's not warm enough, cold enough and then go out leave it on, leave windows open with it on,” she said. “There is a sense of entitlement that comes with paying for a high-end rental for some reason. Treat nothing with respect and when it gets broken, the guest expects you to drop everything to fix it and then demand a refund.” People’s pain point with air con is the cost to run it and even more painful are units in Airbnb, hotels and motels where the owner cannot control whether the unit is on or off. Nicky Wood, owns an Airbnb 2-bedroom unit in Palm Beach “As an owner, it would give me peace of mind having a sensor on an appliance like an air com unit. That way I don’t have rely on leaving instructions for your guests,” she said. “As a local I am used to the weather but a guest from another country can find our summers really hot. They tend to leave the air con on even when they are out.” Sharyn agrees. “People go on holidays, check in, turn the air con onto 16, morning and night, leaving it there for the three days they’re away, snuggled up under the doona when it is 35 degrees outside, even though they know that is just chewing up power,” Sharyn said. “Imagine if you could have a sensor on the wall that detects movement in the room, turning the air con off is there is no one there?” Sharyn said there is such a device called Aircon Off. “Quite simply, Aircon Off will monitor a room to see if it's being used, if it’s not occupied for a pre-determined time and if the air conditioning is running, Aircon Off will automatically switch it off or if preferred to put it into economy mode,” she said. “This will save hosts thousands of dollars a year, slicing up to 50% off their power bill.” “Our personal experiences within the holiday rental industry have shown that up to 80% of air conditioning provided to clients was wasted on keeping empty rooms cool or hot. “A typical (2.5kw input KW/h) lounge room A/C split system currently costs up to 50c per hour to run. If it is running 70 hours a week that’s $160.00 per month.” https://www.watmar.net.au/