The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-05-07T05:47:07Z AcornLMS Experts present questions and strategies for finding the perfect LMS 2021-05-07T05:47:07Z acornlms-experts-present-questions-and-strategies-for-finding-the-perfect-lms Online learning has only been around for 20 years, but that hasn’t stopped more than a thousand learning management systems popping up worldwide. The Acorn experts have recognised that greater choices have led to a greater chance of choosing the wrong one. Unsurprisingly, it can be common that the wrong choice is made. With that in mind, they moved forward crafting an extensive guide on the questions and strategies to consider for an LMS software comparison. The full article is available now on their Acorn Labs blog: https://bit.ly/3ulWGSQ   The guide outlines four steps that frame the path to LMS procurement: identifying company needs, getting customer references, creating a shortlist and conducting due diligence. In addition to these steps, it highlights the questions to ask along the way, such as ‘is this LMS secure?’ and ‘what support will this vendor provide our organisation?’.   Not content with just providing some guidelines, the article is informative too. It delves into the types of LMS software, industry pricing plans and market trends. It details the advantages and disadvantages to each option in these areas. To sum it all up, it gives potential LMS buyers a very extensive overview of everything they should be thinking about when making that big decision to buy.     “Think of an LMS as the house for all your eLearning belongings. You want that house to be secure, easy to move around, and you certainly don’t want it to end up costing you more money than you thought,” said Blake Proberts (Co-Founder & Managing Director).   “That’s why it’s important to understand exactly what kind of ‘house’ will support your ‘belongings’. It’s why we created this guide to ensure buyers know everything they need to know, not only about the LMS but about their own goals too.”   Along with being a useful information resource, the article also provides a handy checklist where potential clients can simply tick the boxes to get a clear visual picture of which software stacks up best.       Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative ideas and solutions. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.  US FOREIGN NATIONAL MORTGAGE PROGRAM 2021-05-07T04:57:00Z us-foreign-national-mortgage-program Borderless Mortgagor Group US Foreign National Mortgage Program is specially geared to cater for all Australian lending needs in the US, whilst offering competitive pricing and a full suite of award-winning home loan products. At Borderless Mortgagor, we specialise in helping people who don’t fit that ‘perfect’ template. We’ve helped hundreds of non-residents from Australia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, India, United Kingdom, United States, Japan & many more countries to secure loan approvals. The result? You can purchase properties in over 20 countries —even if you’re not a citizen. Invest In The US Through Borderless US Foreign National Mortgage Program Benefits ·       Cheaper entry point than Australia ·       Minimum 25% down payment ·       Loan Amount: $150,000 upto $10,000,000 ·       Interest Rates: 4.35% to 5.50% ·       Term: 30 years, 20 and 15 years fixed ·       First 3 years prepayment penalty ·       No Income or US credit verification required ·       Residential, Commercial, Refinancing, Cash-Out & Bridging ·       Cloing on average 30 days ·       Great way to diversify you SMSF Investment Portfolio ·       Applicant not required to be present in the US during closing ·       Offices in Melbourne, Florida, Tokyo & Kuala Lumpur ·       Additional services provided: Setting up US bank accounts, accounting,tax & legal consultations. Borderless Mortgagor Group has a team of mortgage specialists with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our team speaks various languages, including English, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Spanish, Greek, Albanian, Hebrew, and Russian. We have over 10 years of mortgage financing experience and have been the leader in helping non-U.S. residents achieve their real estate goals in the States. Borderless Mortgagor Group seeks to bridge this gap with end-to-end solutions for non resident mortgage lending. With a global network of over 350 lenders offering 1000 different custom mortgage products in over 20 countries worldwide. The process is streamlined, fast, and efficient-so clients can enter the property market quickly and find the property that best suits their needs.  For more information on overseas lending & international properties please visit  https://borderlessmortgagorgroup.com   Forensic DNA preservation method best for gut microbiome samples: Microba Life Sciences 2021-05-07T01:53:47Z forensic-dna-preservation-method-best-for-gut-microbiome-samples-microba-life-sciences The company’s scientists conducted one of the most rigorous studies to date to evaluate the performance of five room temperature faecal preservation techniques, finding a method designed for preserving forensic DNA outperformed other commonly used faecal preservation methods.   Using metagenomic analysis, the study highlighted the FLOQSwab in an active drying tube as the top method when compared to four other faecal preservation techniques. Microba Co-founder, leading microbiologist and senior author on the paper, Professor Philip Hugenholtz, explained that it was critical for microbial communities to be accurately and reproducibly preserved for important advancements in medicine to be made from gut microbiome research. “Interest has been increasing in the gut microbiome as a marker for the diagnosis and treatment of a range of human diseases over recent years,” he said. “This means that researchers must be confident that their sampling method will provide accurate, stable and reproducible results for gut microbial communities.” Senior Scientist and lead author, Dr Alena Pribyl, explained that the alternative could lead to researchers chasing false leads or missing key biomarkers. “Very few studies have critically assessed faecal preservation methods at the species-level using metagenomic sequencing, despite the importance of getting this first step right in a gut microbiome study,” she said.  For this comprehensive study, the company compared both microbial species and functional profiles from five room temperature preservation methods to the commonly accepted best practice of flash freezing samples. Six replicates from five different individuals were used for each method, for a total of 180 metagenomes. “This is the largest study to assess both the technical and compositional reproducibility of various room temperature microbial preservation methods, and we found that not all methods are able to accurately preserve faecal microbial communities.” Dr Pribyl explained. “While the FLOQSwab in an active drying tube outperformed other methods, we also found two of the methods resulted in unpredictable outgrowth of facultatively anaerobic species, such as E. coli. “We therefore recommend against the use of these methods for room temperature storage.” The scientists further evaluated the best performing method at different storage temperatures to determine its range of use, finding that it accurately preserved microbial communities at temperatures ranging from -20ᵒC to 50ᵒC for up to four weeks. “This study shows the importance of rigorously evaluating faecal preservation methods,” Professor Hugenholtz said. “It also shows that the FLOQSwab in an active drying tube is an excellent option for gut microbiome sample preservation, especially where faecal samples need to be collected and transported across long distances.” The study was published in ISME Communications (A Nature journal) in May and can be accessed here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43705-021-00014-2   Acorn Experts flag key LMS features and functionalities to consider when looking to buy 2021-05-06T05:28:33Z acorn-experts-flag-key-lms-features-and-functionalities-to-consider-when-looking-to-buy For anyone looking to acquire a learning management system (LMS) for their organisation, two things are important to consider and compare: features and functionalities. That’s according to the Acorn internal subject matter experts who have been hard at work to explore these areas in detail. Each organisation will have different requirements, and suppliers usually work within defined industries. Without research, it’s easy to attain an ill-fitting system – wasting time and resources that might be needed elsewhere.   Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director) says choosing features “that align with your organisational goals will reap you the most benefits”.   The most important features to consider in an LMS include administration, learning analytics, authoring tools, integrations and customisation. Functionalities are all about what a feature (or all features combined) can do for a user. The team go on to consider a huge raft of these including: SCORM compliance, gamification, accessibility, performance tracking, eCommerce, streamlined processes and many more. The full article is available now on their Acorn Labs blog: https://bit.ly/32ZgHTi   Mr Proberts goes on to say, “As an example, consider the differing accessibility needs of your workforce. It might be something as simple as responsive screens or more complex like screen readers and bring-your-own-device compatibility.” “Ensuring that you’re selecting features that make the user experience seamless will in turn ensure your engagement rates are high.”   In addition to being a useful information resource, the article also provides a handy checklist where organisations can simply tick the boxes to get a clear picture of which software stacks up best.       Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative ideas and solutions. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.  Agency for the Next Economy 2021-05-05T08:22:06Z agency-for-the-next-economy Underpinned by a proprietary model for predicting future human behaviour, the founders have affectionately named “BE.AP.S.” – Behavioural Economics x Applied Psych. x Strategy.   BE.AP.S. provides sustainable and socially conscious brands with a cheat sheet for the next economy. By embracing conscious consumerism, it’s flipping the agency model on its head and partnering with brand clients to navigate this new way of consumer thinking. Says Todd Sotheren (left), co-founder and creative director at Agency: “Increasingly, consumers are voting with their wallets for the World they want to live in.” Agency promises to· Create clarity for brands in an uncertain future· Align mindful purchases with your bottom line· Enable brands to be a force for positive change Says Nicholas Mason (right), co-founder and strategy director at Agency: “It’s why at Agency, we say ‘Don’t be a Can’t’. Because consumers won’t cop it any more.” BE.AP.S. modelling is available now for inherently good brands turning over between $2 – $100M. For more information on Agency, please visit www.agencybyron.com Chesterton Releases Cloud-Based Monitoring and Analytics Platform for Rotating Equipment 2021-05-05T05:22:25Z chesterton-releases-cloud-based-monitoring-and-analytics-platform-for-rotating-equipment Perth, WA – May 5, 2021   ̶   A. W. Chesterton Company, a leader in equipment sealing and reliability, has released its latest IIoT innovation – Chesterton Connect Cloud – a web-based dashboard and analytics platform for viewing and analyzing data collected from Chesterton Connect equipment monitoring sensors. The Chesterton Connect Cloud provides 24/7 access to process and operating conditions of pumps or other equipment being monitored to easily recognize and solve issues before emergencies occur. From any remote location, those in charge of equipment operation can view overall performance, explore variances and trends, add notes, and focus maintenance efforts where needed most.                                     “We’re finding that Chesterton Connect Cloud is helping customers not only identify issues within their pumps such as vibration or temperature but also how valves and other supporting components are affecting the fluid flow and impacting overall pump performance and seal reliability.” says Juan Cid, Chesterton Connect Product Manager Chesterton Connect Cloud™ analytics dashboard enables reliability teams to: ·       Conveniently track all rotating equipment conditions in real-time ·       Effortlessly build reports and corrective actions to increase equipment performance and uptime ·       Easily overlay and compare measurements for up to three sensors ·       Easily find events and add notes to specific actions ·       View vibration trends through a colour-coded analysis for vibration velocity as well as acceleration About A.W. Chesterton Company Operating in over 100 countries around the world, Chesterton is recognized as a leading provider of knowledge backed solutions and expert service for Rotary, Stationary, and Fluid Power equipment supported by a comprehensive line of industrial fluid sealing solutions, high-performance protective coatings, and specialty industrial lubrication. ​ A.W. Chesterton Company operates in Asia Pacific through our distributors' partner strategically located to support Asia Pacific market. https://www.chestertoncustomseal.com.au/partners-chesterton-products/ Through our distributors’ network, we work with companies across all major industries to help you achieve higher levels of equipment reliability, efficiency, and compliance. We increase the overall competitiveness of our customers by helping to solve real-world equipment and process issues to reduce their costs and increase their profit margins. HCL to Build a New Digital Foundation for Hitachi ABB Power Grids 2021-05-05T03:43:53Z hcl-to-build-a-new-digital-foundation-for-hitachi-abb-power-grids Noida, India –May 04, 2021 – HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced a multi-year contract with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the leader in sustainable, digital energy solutions, to build a new greenfield digital foundation as part of a global transformation program. Through this engagement, HCL will help Hitachi ABB Power Grids establish a new, efficient and modern independent IT organization. The engagement will support its continued business transformation by reducing dependency on the historic ABB IT services infrastructure.   Hitachi ABB Power Grids was formed in 2020 as a joint venture between Hitachi and ABB to create a new global leader in pioneering power and digital technologies. As part of the new digital foundation, HCL will provide Hybrid Cloud Services, Digital Workplace Services, Next-gen Network Services, Unified Service Management and Cybersecurity Services.  Leveraging HCL’s  “Cloud Smart” offerings, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will benefit from an adaptive portfolio with innovative cloud services driven by intelligent automation and a powerful partner ecosystem. These capabilities will enhance Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ operations in more than 90 countries and improve end-user experiences for its 36,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi ABB Power Grids identified that HCL was best placed to develop from scratch a new Digital Foundation that would meet its strategic objectives to drive simplicity, speed and scalability throughout its global operations. HCL will establish strategic digital platforms, global standardization of IT services and future-proof solutions to keep pace with changing business requirements and evolving technology capabilities.     “As a pioneering technology leader, we’re digitalizing the entire energy value chain to make the world’s power grids stronger, smarter and greener. It’s crucial that this transformation also includes our internal operations, as well as the solutions we create for our clients,” said Michael Loechle, CIO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids. “We knew we needed to break away from the historic IT organization we’d inherited, and HCL was the perfect strategic partner to help us create a next-generation operating model. We were particularly impressed by HCL’s ability to create high quality and end user-focused solutions for our employees and offer an end-to-end model to ensure seamless execution. HCL’s track record for bringing a culture of innovation to service delivery will ensure we are well placed to enjoy the long-term and sustainable benefits of digitalization.”   “We’re excited to work with Hitachi ABB Power Grids to build a new independent Digital IT environment. HCL will bring its well-developed expertise in executing complex carve-out programs for the new digital world,” said Pankaj Tagra, Corporate Vice President and Nordic and DACH Head, HCL Technologies. “The opportunity to build a new Digital Foundation for such a major global organization is testament to the trust that our clients have in HCL’s next-generation transformational expertise.”   About HCL Technologies HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises. HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services. As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. For the 12 months ended March 31, 2021 HCL had consolidated revenue of US$ 10.17 B. Its 168,977 Ideapreneurs operate out of 50 countries. For more information, visit www.hcltech.com.   Forward–looking Statement Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the statements containing the words 'planned', 'expects', 'believes’,’ strategy', 'opportunity', 'anticipates', 'hopes' or other similar words. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding impact of pending regulatory proceedings, fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services, business process outsourcing and consulting services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, customer acceptances of our services, products and fee structures, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a cost-effective and timely manner, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-timeframe contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, the success of our brand development efforts, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies /entities in which we have made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, other risks, uncertainties and general economic conditions affecting our industry. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements made herein will prove to be accurate, and issuance of such forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the objective and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the Management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.     For further details, please contact: HCL Technologies   Meenakshi Benjwal meenakshi.benjwal@hcl.com   Elka Ghudial, Europe Elka.ghudial@hcl.com   Devneeta Pahuja, India and APAC Devneeta.p@hcl.com   Kinima Physio Lives up to its Ancient Greek Namesake for Better Movement 2021-05-05T03:22:26Z kinima-physio-lives-up-to-its-ancient-greek-namesake-for-better-movement Kinima Physio takes its name from the ancient Greek word kinima, which means a movement of people working towards a common aim. Their goal is to provide the highest level of evidence-based treatments to help people manage pain, restore functionality, and improve performance. To further that objective and in keeping with the Greek concept, Kinima Physio Directors, Rob O’Mahony and Alina Tran, have recently collaborated with Body Fit Training (BFT) West Perth and Snap Fitness West Leederville. The gym/fitness center and physiotherapy clinic, respectively, enables all three establishments to provide an elevated client experience and a strong sense of community. Physio Subiaco heals and rehabilitates a variety of injuries sustained during sports and gym participation. The practice addresses lower back and neck pain due to multiple causes, and provides postural and ergonomic advice to minimize the potential of future injuries. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual and their specific needs. The physio Wembley practice is experienced in orthopaedic rehabilitation to rehabilitate clients post-surgery. The highly-trained physiotherapy team rehabilitate joint replacements and repairs, ankle stabilisations, and ACL knee reconstructions. Dry needling can be an effective treatment for releasing tension in muscle tissue, managing pain, and improving circulation to aid in healing. Part of the healing and rehabilitation process includes strengthening the area surrounding the injury. Individuals have access to Pilates and exercise rehabilitation, and training load management. Running assessments and expert advice ensure the body is prepared well for future sporting, gym, and fitness endeavours.  The practice treats recreational and workplace injuries and those sustained in motor vehicle accidents, along with adolescent sporting injuries. The physio Leederville therapies available at Kinima Physio are also beneficial for a myriad of chronic conditions to help individuals return to their desired lifestyle as quickly as possible. About Kinima Physio At Kinima Physio, we integrate clinical excellence with a unique client experience to create a local health movement that empowers as many people as possible. With 25 years of combined experience in the physiotherapy and health industries, including elite sports and orthopaedics, we offer the latest evidence-based treatment programs to instill clarity and understanding, restore function and confidence, and drive high performance. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. Media Contact Kinima Physio Email: hello@kinimaphysio.com.au 4/110 Cambridge St. West Leederville WA 6007 Australia Website: www.kinimaphysio.com.au Brother wins “iF DESIGN AWARD 2021” across four categories for 14th consecutive year 2021-05-05T02:43:41Z brother-wins-if-design-award-2021-across-four-categories-for-14th-consecutive-year Click here for high resolution images Sydney, Australia – 4 May 2021 – Brother International Australia are proud to announce that their parent company Brother Industries Ltd., have once again won the iF Design Award 2021 across four product categories, for the 14th consecutive year. The leading global manufacturer of laser and inkjet printing devices, now hold 78 awards under their belt, including the four won this year. Products were selected from 10,000 entries received, from 52 countries and regions around the world. Brother’s P-Touch Cube Pro (PT-P910BT), DS-640 Mobile Scanner and DS-940DW Mobile Scanner were all awarded, boasting a simplistic, white design and fantastic functionality. The P-Touch Cube Pro was created with flexibility in mind, making it the perfect professional organiser for small businesses, whilst the Mobile Scanner range offers complete portable scanning solutions whether you’re at the office, or on the road. Brother's mobile application, My Stitch Monitor, also took home an iF Design Award. Created to enhance productivity, it enables users of Brother's embroidery machines to attend to other tasks while their machine is operating. An alert is sent via their smartphone or tablet if the machine needs their assistance, such as a thread change. Running since 1953, the iF Design Awards is one of the most prestigious international design competitions and is hosted and judged by the iF International Forum Design, in Hannover, Germany. It is recognised around the world and judged not only on external appearance of the product, but also on criteria such as functionality and environmental performance. “Once again we are extremely honoured to have received the iF Design Award, and have our new generation of technology recognised”, said Stefanie Matthews, Marketing Manager, Printing, Labelling & Mobility Solutions at Brother International Australia. “We continue to improve our products, incorporating feedback from our customers, to make sure we deliver superior design quality on both an aesthetic and functional level.”Winning Brother Products – available in Australia: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021      Labelling SystemP-touch CUBE PT-P910BT  ScannersDS-940DW / DS-640     Embroidery Monitoring Mobile ApplicationMy Stich Monitor App About Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd In operation for more than a century, Brother is a global manufacturer of laser printers, laser and inkjet Multi-Function Centres, label printers, scanners and mobile products and is recognised for its range of technology-driven machinery used within businesses worldwide. With corporate printing solutions at the forefront of its services, Brother boasts customer satisfaction across small, medium, and large businesses. Its printers have been recognised with 8 consecutive wins for the coveted PC Magazine, Business Choice Award, and 12 consecutive wins of Readers’ Choice Awards. The organisation takes pride in its consistent efforts towards promoting environmental conservation and cost minimisation, particularly through providing solutions that encourage efficiency in the workplace. Brother International Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries, which was founded in 1908 in Japan. Brother Australia was established in 1977, with a head office located in Sydney and state offices nationally throughout Australia.   About Brother Earth: Brother has made a commitment to sustainability and making a positive difference to the environment. Brother Earth is a Brother initiative and aims to build a society that achieves sustainable development by taking responsibility and considering the environmental impact of all aspects of business operations. At Brother Earth, visitors can choose how funds are allocated and see how Brother is contributing to environmental sustainability on a global level. ‘Click for the Earth’ at www.BrotherEarth.com and Brother will contribute to an environmental conservation project on a consumer’s behalf. Advanced Navigation’s Certus Evo Helps Nextcore’s UAV LiDAR Fly To New Heights 2021-05-05T02:16:09Z advanced-navigation-s-certus-evo-helps-nextcore-s-uav-lidar-fly-to-new-heights Nextcore is an Australian-based company who specialise in making UAV-mounted LiDAR systems. Established in 2012, Nextcore’s solutions have been used in the mining industry, by surveyors and environmental specialists all over the world.  If there’s one thing that defines the Nextcore team it’s their passion to continually improve the technology of UAV LiDAR in order to make cost-effective, reliable equipment that is easy to use. This led to the RN80 project, a UAV-mounted LiDAR payload that could be flown higher in the air and still deliver a survey-grade dataset.  The Challenge: Creating a UAV-mounted LiDAR that can fly at 80 meters above ground level. Previously Nextcore’s UAV-mounted LiDAR could only fly at 50 metres above the ground, which ran the risk of colliding with vegetation. To avoid this, the team set the goal of increasing their altitude to 80 metres above the ground.  Operation at this altitude not only reduces the risk of collisions with trees, it also enables surveyors to cover larger areas, greatly improving the solution’s efficiency. However, this ambition came with increasing risk.  “The problem with flying a UAV LiDAR payload higher off the ground is the higher you fly the more inaccuracies you build into the LiDAR dataset” says Ashley Cox, COO and Co-Founder at Nextcore. “The challenge was finding hardware we could put into the system that would allow us to achieve a survey-grade outcome even though we were flying our drones higher”. The Solution: Certus Evo After reviewing the different inertial navigation systems available on the market, Ashley and the Nextcore team selected Advanced Navigation’s Certus Evo to be used in the RN80 payload.  The Certus Evo was chosen because:  It was highly accurate, reducing any angular errors from flying higher It was easy to integrate into Nextcore’s existing systems It was cost effective, allowing Nextcore to pass their savings on to their customers The Outcome: Soaring above expectations “When we had done our calculations we expected we’d be able to fly 80 metres above ground level” says Ashley. Instead, the Certus Evo performed so well it enabled Nexctore to produce a UAV-mounted LiDAR that operates at 100 metres above the ground, exceeding their initial goal. This became the RN100 UAV LiDAR, which allows Nextcore’s customers to fly more safely, cover a larger area and still achieve a survey-grade outcome.  “We are excited to have partnered with Nextcore on this very strategic initiative to expand their capabilities and exceed their expectations for delivering on their business objectives,” says John Colvin, Chief Revenue Officer at Advanced Navigation.  John continued, “Nextcore has always been on the forefront and cutting edge by pushing the boundaries with their UAV-mounted LiDAR systems. This has driven us to produce our next generation of navigation solutions, like the Certus Evo, which will provide the highest performance results in the industry.  We are looking forward to our continued partnership with Nextcore and accelerating their success as they pursue their global expansion.” About Advanced Navigation Advanced Navigation was founded in Sydney in 2012 by engineers Xavier Orr and Chris Shaw to commercialize thesis research into AI neural network-based inertial navigation. The first product met the market with great success and the company expanded rapidly adding a portfolio of navigation offerings and moving into a diverse range of deep tech fields such as underwater acoustics, GPS, radio frequency systems, sensors and robotics.  Today Advanced Navigation is a supplier to some of the biggest companies around the world, including NASA, Airbus, Boeing, Tesla, Google, Apple and General Motors. Advanced Navigation is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with a large research facility in Perth, Australia and sales offices around the world. Advanced Navigation is an Australian manufacturer exporting globally while maintaining carbon-neutral operations. Visit our website to learn more about our navigation solutions. Australia's National Crime Check Partners with Jumio to Scale its InstaID System and Accelerate Customer Onboarding 2021-05-05T01:42:14Z australias-national-crime-check-partners-with-jumio-to-scale-its-instaid-system-and-accelerate-customer-onboarding Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, today announced a new business partnership with longtime customer National Crime Check (NCC) as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited agency continues to scale its InstaID identity verification system. National Crime Check has been helping clients perform compliant and technologically driven ACIC police checks and employment screening services since 2009. NCC has been a Jumio customer since 2014, the same year it launched InstaID, which enables Australian businesses and organisations to quickly and securely validate the identities of their vendors, customers and tenants. With this new partnership agreement, NCC expands its offerings to now provide real-time identity checks with access to the Australian Government’s Document Verification Service (DVS) within the InstaID system. With InstaID, businesses can shorten their customer onboarding time from hours to a few minutes and save up to 40% of the verification cost. Jumio Identity Verification uses AI, machine learning and biometrics to automate the verification process and help companies improve conversion rates, comply with AML and KYC regulations and better detect fraud — all while delivering a definitive yes/no decision in seconds. Given the growth of deepfakes, bots, and sophisticated spoofing attacks, Jumio has integrated certified liveness detection to detect when photos, videos, or even realistic 3D masks are used instead of actual selfies to create online accounts. Jumio offers the most mature identity solutions for the Australian market, accepting and reliably verifying multiple types of government-issued IDs including passports, driver’s licenses and ID cards. Pairing the DVS database check with real-time identity verification provides organisations with a higher level of assurance that the ID document is valid and was issued by the Australian government. “The challenge of today’s organisations is to create a seamless identity verification process while reducing transaction friction and deterring fraud,” said Dean Hickman-Smith, Jumio’s chief revenue officer. “We are extremely proud of the work we’ve done with National Crime Check and look forward to taking our partnership to the next level as NCC scales its InstaID system to accelerate user onboarding while simultaneously reducing online fraud.” “The partnership between InstaID and Jumio is really exciting for us. The solution allows organisations to verify the identity of individuals in real time with a high level of assurance. It combines the power of Jumio’s leading OCR, biometric facial recognition and liveness detection technology with biographic verification via the Australian Federal Government Document Verification Service (DVS) to give you confidence in who you are dealing with,” said Martin Lazarevic, InstaID general manager. If you’re interested in becoming a Jumio partner, please visit jumio.com/partner-program. Yubico Expands FIPS 140-2 Product Line with YubiHSM 2 FIPS, the World’s Smallest FIPS Validated Hardware Security Module 2021-05-04T23:40:28Z yubico-expands-fips-140-2-product-line-with-yubihsm-2-fips-the-world-s-smallest-fips-validated-hardware-security-module Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced its latest FIPS 140-2 product offering, and the first of its kind for the company: YubiHSM 2 FIPS. Today’s news comes alongside the YubiKey 5 FIPS Series launch, the company’s most recent security key line to receive FIPS 140-2 validation.  The YubiHSM 2 launched in 2017, but this marks the first FIPS-validated version of the product. The YubiHSM 2 FIPS is certified at FIPS 140-2, Level 3. With the added availability of YubiHSM 2 FIPS, organisations in highly-regulated industries such as government, financial services, healthcare, and energy now have the opportunity to reap the same security benefits that many other YubiHSM users have. This includes advanced protection for certificate authority (CA) keys, database master keys, code signing, authentication/access tokens, manufacturing processes and component authenticity checks, IoT gateways or proxies, file encryption, cryptocurrency exchanges, and more.  “The YubiHSM 2 FIPS is an exciting addition to our recently updated FIPS-validated product line,” said Suresh Thiru, Chief Product Officer, Yubico. “Our high-risk customers are now equipped with a full product suite that helps them not only achieve and maintain compliance, but also advance their security posture across the entire organisation. From protecting servers to users, regardless of their location, Yubico is the partner who strives to do it all.”  Primary benefits of the YubiHSM 2 FIPS include:  Secure hardware protection for cryptographic keys — The YubiHSM 2 FIPS enables secure key storage and operations on tamper-resistant hardware, with audit logging. This prevents accidental copying and distribution of keys, and remote theft of cryptographic software keys. Extensive cryptographic capabilities include: hashing, key wrapping, asymmetric signing, decryption, attestation and more.  Innovative design for flexible use and simple deployment — Traditional rack-mounted and card-based HSMs are not practical for many organisations due to their size and deployment complexity. The YubiHSM 2 FIPS offers a portable ‘nano’ form factor that allows fast and flexible deployment across diverse environments. It fits easily into a USB-A slot, lying almost flush to remain concealed.  Low-cost, high security ROI — The YubiHSM 2 FIPS delivers government-grade high cryptographic security and operations at a price point that is up to 90% cheaper than traditional HSMs. Additionally, low-power usage reduces business energy consumption.  Along with the rest of Yubico’s FIPS product lineup, YubiHSM 2 FIPS is manufactured using stringent processes and a secure supply chain for trustworthy components, ensuring strong security and regulatory compliance for the most security-conscious organisations. For more information on YubiHSM 2 FIPS, please visit the Yubico website. It is also available for purchase on the Yubico store, through Yubico’s dedicated sales team, or from any Yubico-approved channel partners and resellers.  Internet pawn: selling pre-loved goods an easy way to pay your bills 2021-05-04T23:17:16Z internet-pawn-selling-pre-loved-goods-an-easy-way-to-pay-your-bills MELBOURNE, Victoria, May 5, 2021 - Local Melbourne company, Warrp, is leading the growing ecommerce trend enabling users to list their pre-owned goods for sale in less than 18 seconds. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said many Australians don’t realise how much money they are sitting on with unused items taking up space at home. “Globally, the top 100 online marketplaces sold $2.67 trillion worth of goods last year, so there exists a huge market for consumers to sell online,” said Mr Ng. “Household and utility bills are rising in a time when many people are still recovering from the pandemic. Warrp provides a safe and easy way to get rid of your unused items and relieve your financial burden. “Warrp’s online marketplace lets users list any item for free, bypassing the need for pawn shops, brokers and other middlemen, which means fast sales and more money in the hands of everyday Australians.” Nine million Australian households spent a total of $50.46 billion shopping online in 2020, representing 57 percent growth compared to 2019, according to the Australia Post 2021 eCommerce Industry Report. Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said the ecommerce market was rapidly growing, and with sky-high demand for online purchases came a lucrative market for consumers to sell their pre-owned goods. “We want Warrp to be as profitable to our users as possible, so unlike eBay or Amazon we don’t charge listing or subscription fees,” said Mr Granovskyi. “Our nominal transaction fee, which only occurs when a transaction is completed satisfactorily by the buyer and seller, is extremely competitive and is waived for new and repeat account users by rewarding them with Sale Transaction Credits to be used monthly. “Some digital escrow agencies charge in excess of 10% without any caps and in most cases a minimum fee of around the $100 mark whereas Warrp’s full transaction fee might only cost the user less than a cup of coffee with a minimum fee of only 99 cents. “Users can also redeem a huge range of free and discounted offers through our Trusted Partner Network, which in many cases hold greater value than any transaction fees incurred on the site. “More Australian’s than ever before are shopping online and we’ve created a platform that taps into this growing market, enabling everyday Aussies to make quick cash by selling their pre-loved goods.” Warrp’s innovative dynamic pricing system means users can list an item without a price and let the platform find its own market ‘sweet spot’ for a transaction to occur between a potential buyer and the seller. Safety is at the core of Warrp’s identity, with the platform introducing a PayID-only payment solution, escrowed transactions and a Safe Meetup & Pickup delivery option to help protect its users. Warrp can be downloaded on iPhones via the Australian App Store, with cross-platform versions for all other smartphone and web devices to be released at a later date. For more information visit https://warrp.it/ or the Warrp Marketplace at https://just.warrp.it/. -ENDS- About Warrp: Warrp is a digitally innovative iOS marketplace app that takes the hassle out of peer-to-peer shopping online with a world-first dynamic marketplace, Trusted Partner program, Loyalty Rewards program, and Secure Escrow facility. Easily list products to sell or browse thousands of items to buy all from the Warrp app. As a proud Australian online start-up company, Warrp’s end-to-end experience is designed to change the way people buy and sell. Currently servicing Victorians but available to download nation-wide, Warrp’s vision is to grow its presence globally as an online marketplace built on strong community values, innovation, safety and ease of use.  Discover a marketplace where you are in control of the journey and destination. Validity Takes Home Two Wins in 2021 American Business Awards 2021-05-04T06:43:10Z validity-takes-home-two-wins-in-2021-american-business-awards MAY 4 2021 – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Validity, the most trusted name in customer data quality, announced today it has been named a Bronze winner in the American Business Awards’ “Achievement in Product Innovation” and “Company of the Year – Computer Software – Large” categories for its Everest platform. The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organisations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.     Launched in August of 2020, Everest is a complete email analytics platform powered by Validity’s exclusive data feeds, the largest data network in the industry, and widespread integration and support within the email ecosystem. It offers marketers a complete set of tools to prepare, test, optimize, and measure their email campaigns. With Everest, brands can see how their campaigns perform compared to other global senders as well as against their top competitors. These unique capabilities offer marketers the most complete analysis of their email marketing channels, enabling them to get more email delivered and more customers engaged than ever before.   For the “Achievement in Product Innovation” category, the judges cited how Everest is “empowering organisations worldwide to make better decisions that drives more leads, close more deals, and confidently plan for continued growth” as the key reason for their decision.   When it came to the “Company of the Year – Computer Software – Large” category, the judges applauded the company’s “great thought given to solve the actual problem during a pandemic. Great reach and innovation, impressive growth.”   Mark Briggs, chairman and CEO of Validity said: “Everest has been making a genuine, positive impact on our customers’ marketing programs and revenue since its launch. Feedback from customers has been amazing, and it’s an honor that our team’s hard work and dedication to innovation has been recognised by such a distinguished panel. I’d like to thank every Validity employee for their efforts in getting us to where we are today and to each of our customers for their continued support of our platform”.   More than 3,800 nominations – a record number - from organisations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.   “The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised on the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organisations and people over the past 18 months,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability, and the creativity of the American people.  We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners during our virtual ceremony on June 30.” Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2021 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.        About Validity For over 20 years, tens of thousands of organisations throughout the world have relied on Validity solutions to target, contact, engage, and keep customers – using trustworthy data as a key advantage. Validity’s flagship products – DemandTools, Everest, BriteVerify, GridBuddy Cloud and– Trust Assessments are all highly rated, #1 solutions for CRM data management, email address verification, inbox deliverability and avoiding the spam folder, and grid CRM applications. These solutions deliver smarter campaigns, more qualified leads, more productive sales, and ultimately faster growth. For more information, visit Validity.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.  About the Stevie AwardsStevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevies also produce the annual Women|Future Conference.  Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organisations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organisations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognise outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com. Sponsors of The 2021 American Business Awards include John Hancock Financial Services, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro. Innovative fixed-route and on-demand transport integration 2021-05-04T05:20:08Z innovative-fixed-route-and-on-demand-transport-integration Sydney, Australia, 5 May, 2021. As public transit operations increasingly incorporate on-demand components to complement their fixed-route operations, Optibus—a cloud-native AI platform powering mass transportation operations in over 450 cities around the world—has partnered with Liftango, a leading APAC shared mobility provider. The two organisations combine to give public transport agencies and operators an innovative approach to fleet optimisation. Optibus’ platform uses artificial intelligence to reduce costs and boost service quality by improving the efficiency of transit networks and schedules. This includes planning routes, building timetables, scheduling vehicles and crews, as well as improving working conditions for drivers to increase retention. Liftango brings to the table its dynamic vehicle scheduling and routing expertise, allowing passengers to book trips when and where they want.  From here, vehicles are automatically dispatched and sent to the passenger location ‘on-demand’. The partnership with Liftango complements the planning and cost analysis of large, fixed-route public transport networks by meeting the needs of passengers who are not adequately served by other public transport options. This increases network coverage and ridership while using resources more efficiently, yielding greater cost savings for transport operators and agencies. “Offering an integrated system to enable Public Transport Agencies and Operators to improve the efficiency of a mixed bus network will allow for greater access to transport and give members of society a more sustainable way to move around,” says Kevin Orr, Co-Founder and CEO of Liftango. “Partnering with Optibus enables us to provide the maximum benefit to passengers as well as transport providers.” As public transport networks continue to adopt on-demand solutions as part of their service offering, efficient design and implementation is needed in order to complement and not cannibalise existing services. “We’re excited to announce Liftango as our latest on-demand partner,” said Optibus CEO and co-founder Amos Haggiag. “We look forward to working with Liftango to break down the silos between fixed-route and on-demand transportation, and offer a stronger, more comprehensive solution together.” This partnership will extend within the APAC region—where both Liftango and Optibus have a strong market presence. About Liftango We help cities, communities and organisations reduce congestion and combat climate change by providing equitable access to shared transport through a carpool and On-Demand transport technology platform. This technology makes best use of vehicle capacity whilst giving passengers the freedom to travel the way they want to. Together, we help: ● Cities evolve into Smart Cities ● Transit Agencies to create better public bus systems ● Private Bus Operators to digitise their services to become more efficient ● Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff ● Property Developers to design sites around future mobility solutions instead of using space for parking We believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society and through our technology, we provide convenient, efficient and sustainable transportation for the people that need it the most. For more information: http://liftango.com | info@liftango.com About Optibus Optibus is an AI platform that brings much-needed innovation to the essential mobility mode at the heart of our cities: public transportation. A cloud-native SaaS company founded in 2014, Optibus powers complex transit operations in over 450 cities around the world, and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and by Gartner as a Cool Vendor. It has offices in Tel Aviv, London, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and São Paulo. (http://www.optibus.com | info@optibus.com)