The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-08-23T06:00:51Z BARLEYmax™ collaborates with Alpine to create market leading new bread range. 2017-08-23T06:00:51Z barleymax-collaborates-with-alpine-to-create-market-leading-new-bread-range The Healthy Grain (THG) company is pleased to collaborate with Alpine Breads on their new range of potentially world-first breads, Alpine Breads Heart Fibre and Alpine Breads Heart Wholemeal. Developed in the Alpine Breads kitchens in Benalla, Victoria, the innovative Alpine Heart Breads range is made with THG ingredient, BARLEYmax™. BARLEYmax™ is a superior wholegrain with significant health benefits. Consumption of BARLEYmax™ can lower the risk of wide-spread chronic health concerns including cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer and diabetes. Developed by the CSIRO, BARLEYmax™ is a 100% non-GM wholegrain that promotes good gut and heart health. With a range of beneficial fibres that help to achieve a healthy gut microbiome, BARLEYmax™ packs a nutritional punch. “BARLEYmax™ is a unique wholegrain, due to the fibre profile of the grain”, says Teri Lichtenstein, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Brand Ambassador to The Healthy Grain. “With a blend of insoluble fibres, prebiotics including resistant starch, and soluble fibres such as beta-glucan, BARLEYmax™ is able to deliver a range of unique benefits to support optimal digestive health.” The inclusion of BARLEYmax™ in the Alpine Heart Breads range delivers a minimum of 1g of beta-glucan per serve, which can lower the amount of biliary cholesterol that is re-absorbed by the body as part of a diet containing 3g of beta-glucan per day. Impressively, BARLEYmax™ contains 40% more beta-glucan than oats (on average). Regarding the launch of the new Alpine Breads Heart range in the Australian market, THG CEO Robert Burbury said “We are thrilled to provide BARLEYmax™ to Alpine as a key ingredient in their innovative Heart Breads range. The long-standing commitment that Alpine has shown to improving the health of Australians through their wholegrain bread range is well aligned with The Healthy Grain vision and we look forward to a long standing, mutually beneficial relationship with Alpine.”   About The Healthy Grain The Healthy Grain specialises in commercialising unique, non-GM, nutritionally superior wholegrains, with substantiated health claim benefits to enhance peoples’ health and wellbeing. THG has an exclusive portfolio of these grains, internationally protected by patents and trademarks, such as BARLEYmax™ wholegrain, Kebari™ barley (hullless) and an option on another unique grain from an internationally acclaimed research institution. The BARLEYmax™ wholegrain was developed by CSIRO and was initially commericalised by CSIRO and Australian Capital Ventures Limited (ACVL), a Canberra-based venture capital company. The Kebari™ barley technology was developed by CSIRO in collaboration with the Grains Research and Development Corporation. In addition to CSIRO and ACVL, Teijin Ltd is a major shareholder in The Healthy Grain.   About Alpine Breads Alpine Breads was founded in 1936 by Dick Bertalli. Dick’s passion came from being able to feed his family and friends. This passion soon turned into a much-loved family business, which his son Andrew Bertalli now runs. Andrew Bertalli is a qualified Pastry Cook. Receiving his initial qualification in 1985, Andrew went on to receive his Diploma in Baking at the BRI (Bread Research Institute of Australia). Andrew is extremely passionate about his breads and his Alpine Breads brand. The innovative range of Alpine Breads are available to purchase from a wide range of stockists across Victoria and New South Wales, including Coles, Woolworths and IGA supermarkets. To view the full range of stockists, please visit the Alpine Breads website –  BOC to collaborate with CSIRO on revolutionary $3.4m hydrogen project 2017-08-22T04:03:22Z boc-to-collaborate-with-csiro-on-revolutionary-3-4m-hydrogen-project-1 Sydney, 22 August 2017: BOC, a member of The Linde Group, one of the world’s leading gases and engineering companies, will support CSIRO during its $3.4 million ammonia to hydrogen cracking and membrane purification project that is set to revolutionise the global supply chain for hydrogen. As part of a recently signed collaboration agreement, BOC will contribute in-kind gas products, equipment and technical expertise worth in excess of $100,000 for the two-year project now underway at CSIRO’s test site in Pullenvale, Brisbane. BOC will supply ammonia, which will be cracked and purified into pure hydrogen by the modular membrane technology unit developed by CSIRO. BOC engineers will also assist with compressing the hydrogen and storing it in special cylinder packs, then distributing it to customers on the Australian east coast for use in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. General Manager Hydrogen Alex Dronoff says BOC is proud to be working with CSIRO researchers as they take a significant step forward in hydrogen technology, paving the way for a renewable hydrogen export market that could meet rising demand in emerging markets Europe, Japan and South Korea. “As the only global organisation with expertise and technology that covers the entire hydrogen supply chain, BOC and The Linde Group are committed to working with Australian researchers and industry to help advance the global transition towards clean hydrogen for mobility and energy. “We look forward to sharing our extensive experience with CSIRO as they enter the final development stages of the membrane technology device – providing advice on generation and storage, right through to transportation and refuelling of hydrogen-powered vehicles.”       CSIRO Energy Director Karl Rodrigues is excited by the growing global momentum to develop hydrogen energy systems, and the potential for a hydrogen export industry to benefit Australia. “We’re pleased to be partnering with industry – including BOC – and look forward to applying CSIRO innovation to facilitate the creation of new low emissions energy markets." Dronoff adds the CSIRO project is a vital technology breakthrough that complements much of the pioneering work that The Linde Group has been driving for decades. “With more than 150 fuelling stations built worldwide and over 1.5 million refuelling operations completed, Linde is continuously working on the expansion of hydrogen infrastructure. In August 2016 Linde launched BeeZero, the world’s first hydrogen-powered carsharing service – and is a joint partner of the Energie Park Mainz project that produces and stores renewable hydrogen for mobility applications generated by electrolysis through wind energy at a grid-relevant scale. “With this CSIRO technology, it will be easier and faster to replicate this success on an even larger scale. We are certainly excited by the significant role that Australia will play in making renewable hydrogen a fuel of the future.” For more information on the CSIRO project, click here.    -  ENDS  -   About BOC:  BOC is a member of The Linde Group which supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe. The company develops safe, sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in many specialty sectors, heavy industry and medical environments. For more than a century the company's gases and expertise have contributed to advances in industry and everyday life, including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care. For further information, see   About Linde: In the 2016 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.948 bn, making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 60,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business, with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development. For more information, see The Linde Group online at Climate Wizard-P15 awarded international industry accolade 2017-08-16T05:25:15Z climate-wizard-p15-awarded-international-industry-accolade Hot on the heels of winning a prestigious Good Design Award, the Climate Wizard CW-P15 by Seeley International has achieved yet another major industry accolade after it was announced a winner of the New Product Innovation category in the Australian Business Awards 2017.Seeley International Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM FAICD, said the revolutionary CW-P15 was quickly gaining a reputation as an industry-leading indirect evaporative air conditioner, despite only being officially released to market earlier this year. “The CW-P15 builds on the strong reputation of the multi-award winning Climate Wizard range, and its ability to cool using 100% fresh air. It achieves this with no added moisture by using a hyper-efficient counter-flow heat exchanger and in doing so challenges all of the assumptions that people make when they think of an evaporative cooler,” Mr Seeley said. “The extraordinary CW-P15 transforms the performance of traditional evaporative air conditioning, and a growing number of savvy commercial and industrial consumers are opting to invest and take advantage of the 80% energy savings on offer compared to refrigerated systems performing similar cooling functions,” he said. “CW-P15 offers air conditioning cooling comfort which can achieve up to equivalence, or even superior performance than, conventional refrigerated air conditioning at 80% lower energy costs, and it can actually improve the cooling performance and extend the life of refrigerated systems - whether a retrofit or new installation.” Mr Seeley said this latest award accolade should further strengthen consumer confidence in this benchmark cooling technology. “We realise that some people might not yet fully understand this new technology, because they have previously experienced older technology options. Our challenge to consumers is to put aside old thinking about cooling and experience and enjoy this next-generation technology, because it has the performance to change perceptions forever,” Mr Seeley said. “A broader range of commercial and industrial customers now can experience the unrivalled benefits of the innovative cooling solution that Climate Wizard delivers at far cheaper running costs,” he said. A number of exceptionally clever benefits have been integrated into the design, including a UV-resistant lightweight polymer corrosion-free casing which better blends with existing roofs or building designs. CW-P15 also takes advantage of environmentally friendly refrigerant R-718 (water), to achieve exceptional cooling at exceptionally high electrical efficiencies, with no ozone depleting gases or chemicals employed in its operation. “Even better news is that customers can expect long years of reliable service without the need for any substantial renewal of replacing any of the structural components,” Mr Seeley said. Designed and manufactured using parts made in-house at Seeley International’s South Australian-based manufacturing plant, CW-P15 reflects the Company’s unwavering commitment to quality and innovation, with other key features including: ·         A new compact modular design which allows for easy side-by-side, rooftop installation, ·         Smaller footprint and visually low profile designed to perfectly blend with a rooftop, ·         Enhanced access and handling ensures easier installation, connection, service and maintenance, ·         Integrated lifting points in the design, ensuring simple crane and forklift transport and installation, ·         Direct-mount or frame-mount installation, with the ability to be mounted side-by-side on either side, with all maintainable and serviceable parts accessed by the front or back of the unit, ·         A twin fan design means CW-P15 features separate exhaust and supply channels, ·         The design of CW-P15 allows constant supply through air conditioning systems’ low pressure ducts, ·         New axial propeller fans, with the sickle blade / air-foil design ensuring added efficiency, ·         Integrated air filtration systems, with options for disposable or washable box filters, ·         Use of single phase power, rather than three phase power, ·         Optional MagIQtouch Controller or standard MagIQcool Controllers, allowing users to set temperatures on-site or remotely and ·         New standard filters, with optional washable or disposable pleated panel filters accommodated in the one design. The Australian Business Awards are an international, all-encompassing awards program that recognises organisations that demonstrate business and product excellence, sustainability and commercial success. Conducted annually, the Awards honour the world’s industry leaders through the acknowledgment of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. More about the Awards can be found at About Seeley International Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is 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 and Coolerado. Based in Adelaide’s south - and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) - the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, 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 120 countries around the world. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at TigerTurf Provides Attractive and Hygienic Synthetic Turfs for Gyms 2017-08-14T04:43:50Z tigerturf-provides-attractive-and-hygienic-synthetic-turfs-for-gyms-1 TigerTurf’s synthetic surfaces are proving to be an efficient option for gym flooring. The products, which have come about after intensive research and testing, provide an optimum surface for training. For gyms, the hardwearing and high-performance qualities of TigerTurf’s WETT Pro, TigerTurf Advantage and TigerTurf Trophy make them top selling products.  For general gym use, indoor field sports, resistance training and high impact workouts these surfaces show little sign of deformation after significant wear tests. WETT Pro’s unique texturised microfilament yarn ensures the surface is safe and not too soft. The turf has been providing world class performance to hockey fields. In the sports construction market this versatile product meets high performance standards and lasts longer. Its multidirectional surface compresses straight down, and bounces back to its original position, making it perfect for resistance training activities such as sled, high impact conditioning and indoor field training. For over 30 years TigerTurf has gained a reputation as the leading supplier of artificial turfs. WETT Pro technology offers world class performance that can maintain pace with the demands of the gym. The surface enables users to pull in all directions without noticeable grab or catch, in wet or dry conditions. Finding the most appropriate surface for a gym is essential as it is a large investment. It also needs to be hygienic, easy to clean and maintain. These surfaces do not absorb odours unlike carpets and mats. They can be laid easily over concrete or over a rubber mat. Water, broom and a product cleaner is good enough to clean and restore these surfaces. TigerTurf Advantage is perfect as a multi-use sports turf suitable for sports and general gym activities like resistance training, high impact and indoor field sports. The durable structure of the Advantage turf surface makes it withstand prolonged use. For a multi-purpose surface TigerTurf Trophy is an excellent choice. Although it is not recommended for sled training, its longer pile can be used to great effect in creating textured effects to break up large areas. It is softer to touch and can be used for pathways to guide gym users around workout areas.  All these surfaces have a long-life expectancy. In comparison to other gym flooring, they are stronger and less likely to part at the seams. For skills training that involves quick turns, slides and sudden stops, WETT Pro and TigerTurf Advantage are non-slip and will not wear out. TigerTurf products comply with fire safety standards. Skills training for sports that involve running or sled tracks can be customised with vertical or horizontal lines, numerals or words to create patterns and are very popular in gyms. The flooring can be customised with the gym’s logo and colours that can distinctly set it apart. TigerTurf sales staff can advise on products, fire safety certification and on customising the gym to reflect the branding. For more information call 1800 802 570 or email to For more information: Future-Proof Design: Buro Seating Embraces Smart Furniture for Open Office Spaces 2017-08-14T02:13:06Z future-proof-design-buro-seating-embraces-smart-furniture-for-open-office-spaces Buro Seating, Australia’s leading provider, manufacturer and wholesaler of commercial seating and ergonomic chairs, has taken major strides to keep in step with the current changing office layouts and work scenario. Traditional office rooms, furniture and working methods are now considered a thing of the past. Companies are planning more open, collaborative work spaces and reworking office designs to ensure that the needs of their workers are met in a happy and productive workplace. With new technology, corporate offices around the world have seen major changes in their landscape. The factors that brought in this change include changes in working styles, more agile collaborative work, flexible timings and changes in lifestyle. Buro Seating’s Dynamic range comprises task, executive and specialist seating which are designed with simple functions that are suitable for shorter seating times. The Performance range covers seating with form and function suitable for extended periods The Hospitality range of chairs are best suited for occasions, like a café or socially. The Healthcare range from Buro Seating is perfect for guests, visitors and occasional seating in aged care environments The company has embraced the modern office environment and changed it to include new market furniture identifiers which better describe and more recognisably meet new modern office and business needs. Clients are now increasingly seeking and selecting the correct Buro seating design, type and function to meet their company’s wants and the needs of their workers. Such furniture has been found to have a positive impact in ensuring a happy and productive workplace for the employees of the company.   Buro’s team knows that flexibility is very important in today’s world of ever changing technologies. Designing seating for this generation includes seating products that can be moved whenever needed for group discussions. Besides mobility, the seating also needs to be comfortable since workers need to be relaxed within their space as they are using. Buro Seating’s reputation for quality products and service is well known. They offer customers an extensive range of seating products for all kinds of businesses and institutional applications. Buro Seating has a history of 20 years in the field of designing, manufacturing and wholesaling commercial seating and ergonomic chairs. Being the leader of the seating industry, it is constantly exploring new means to meet the needs of their corporate customers. The current trends have led to the development of flexible, multimodal and collaborative work spaces.   Buro Seating products are exclusively distributed in Australia by Dal Brands through their extensive dealer network.     To visit the official website of Buro Seating: Big Switch joins the HPE Open Networking ecosystem 2017-08-09T00:00:00Z big-switch-joins-the-hpe-open-networking-ecosystem Melbourne, Australia – August 9, 2017 – Big Switch Networks, The Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced it has joined the HPE Open Networking ecosystem. As Big Switch Networks continues to see a global increase in interest and adoption of open networking solutions from web-scale organisations, service providers, enterprise data centres and government agencies, this expands the reach of its software offerings for the open networking community. With the offering, customers will gain the advantage of dramatically simplified network management and better visibility of networking flows and Big Switch’s highly differentiated networking software. “We continue to see customers vote for choice, as witnessed by the rise in demand for open networking solutions. We’re pleased to extend our open networking ecosystem with HPE,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “HPE and Big Switch will provide customers with the best solutions for their specific needs, including SDN-based data centre fabric optimised for VMware workloads, scalable, high performance OpenStack NFV deployments, next-generation out-of-band network monitoring, and a scalable SDN service-chaining fabric for DMZ security.” HPE will resell Big Monitoring Fabric™ (Big Mon) and Big Cloud Fabric™ (BCF) with its Altoline Open Networking switching solutions. Big Switch products will provide HPE Altoline data centre networking offering with automated and easy-to-deploy network switching, monitoring and security solutions. Additionally, this expands the appeal of the Altoline solutions to new customers in the network visibility and security markets via Big Switch’s network packet broker (NPB) products. Big Switch’s fabric-based solutions offer a better alternative to the status quo of a manual, switch-by-switch approach to networking. “With the addition of Big Switch to our portfolio, customers gain access to easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy solutions for network management, visibility and security,” said Philippe Michelet, Senior Director of Product Line Management, Data Center Networking, HPE. “This cooperation shows our commitment to provide our customers with innovative open networking solutions that address their network agility and scalability challenges.” Big Monitoring Fabric Big Monitoring Fabric is an network packet broker (NPB) that leverages software-defined networking (SDN) principles, Altoline Open Networking switches and a high-performance x86-based DPDK service node to provide feature-rich, scale-out data centre monitoring at up to 50 per cent lower cost than traditional NPBs. By combining the functions of traditional NPBs with the intelligence, agility and flexibility of an SDN controller-based architecture, Big Mon provides customers with pervasive visibility in all physical and virtual (VM, container, cloud) workloads for security, performance management and compliance tools. Customer use cases for Big Monitoring Fabric include: monitor every rack, monitor every location, monitor mobile/LTE networks and DMZ/Extranet Inline security. With Big Mon, end-users can experience the benefits of single pane of glass management, zero-touch scale-out, and built-in analytics to simplify operations and troubleshooting. Big Mon also supports multi-tenancy for different IT teams, such as NetOps, DevOps, and SecOps to share the visibility and security fabric, with overlapping, yet segmented access to network flows and tools. Big Monitoring Fabric supports 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G for the most demanding and high volume network monitoring and security environments. Benefits of Big Mon include: Deploy faster Auto-discovery and configuration of Big Mon nodes Tools can receive traffic from anywhere in the network, regardless of physical location Delivery policies are programmed from a single interface Operate faster Real time visibility and analytics for quick troubleshooting REST APIs for tool and workflow integration and automation (event triggered monitoring, alerts, and tool interactions) Attack mitigation at terabit scale — automated or user-driven Scale and innovate faster Zero-touch scale out Changes to traffic delivery policies can be made without any physical reconfiguration of the visibility architecture Add inline tools without impacting network operation Reprogram policies in real time based on newly discovered threats Centralised tooling for significant L4-10 appliance license savings Intelligent traffic routing allows for intelligent flows, reduced appliance capacity requirements, lower license fees Immediate ROI with tool consolidation Big Cloud Fabric Big Cloud Fabric incorporates design principles that hyperscale organisations like Google and Facebook pioneered, implementing a logical, scale-out switch architecture that leverages intent-based principles to deliver agile and flexible data centre switching based on SDN controls, HPE Altoline Open Networking switches and fabric design. By deploying a disaggregated third party software/industry-standard switch hardware model, end-users can experience up to 50 per cent TCO savings over legacy networks. BCF delivers zero-touch operations, network automation and deep visibility for software-defined data centres (SDDC) and cloud-native applications. BCF supports both physical and virtual (multi-hypervisor) workloads and choice of orchestration software. It provides L2 switching, L3 routing, and L4-7 service insertion and chaining while ensuring high bisectional bandwidth. The scalable fabric is fully resilient with no single point of failure and supports headless mode operations. The solution has built-in integration for VMware Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC), OpenStack clouds and container environments. BCF can be deployed in existing data centres as a new pod without disruption to traditional networks. Big Cloud Fabric benefits: Simplicity: zero-touch fabric and single-point of management Agility: network automation with vSphere and OpenStack integration, REST APIs for optional NetOps/DevOps automation Visibility and troubleshooting: built-in analytics with historical replay, leaf-spine-leaf fabric tracing for rapid troubleshooting, end-point visibility at VM-level Economics: dramatic reduction in OpEx and CapEx Innovation velocity: faster time to service enablement as well as rapid (hitless) software upgrade enables rapid consumption of new features Big Cloud Fabric supports 10G and 40G for the most demanding and high volume network monitoring and security environments. Support for Altoline Open Networking hardware The HPE Altoline is a family of disaggregated networking switches designed to accelerate the adoption of open networking in cloud data centres. Altoline offerings span the full spectrum of networking speeds – from 10, 100, or 1000BASE-T to 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, or 100GbE. Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric will support the following Altoline switches at general availability: Altoline 6960: 25/100GbE spine/leaf top-of-rack (ToR) switch – Tomahawk, 32 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports supporting 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, or 100GbE The Altoline 6960 switch series provides an open network platform for high-performance spine/leaf deployments. Dig deeper into the hardware to see how you will benefit from: High performance: ToR 1U 100GbE switch High scalability: 32 x 25GbE, 50GbE, or 100GbE QSFP28 ports (alternatively, 128 x 10GbE or 25GbE ports) Flexibility: Deploying as 40GbE, 50GbE, or 100GbE spine, or ToR with 10GbE or 25GbE to servers and 40GbE, 50GbE, or 100GbE uplinks Easy network virtualisation and cloud: VXLAN support, especially with Trident ii+ ASIC Higher reliability: Redundant fans and power supplies for data centre deployment Altoline 6941: 10/40GbE spine/leaf ToR switch—Trident II+, 32 x 40GbE ports supporting up to 128 10GbE ports using breakout cables Altoline 6921: 10GbE leaf ToR switch— Trident II+, 48 x 10GbE SFP+ ports+6 x 40GbE QSFP+ uplink ports Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric are generally available to purchase today from HPE. Supporting materials Solution Brief: HPE Altoline Switch Series Partner Page: Explainer Video: Big Cloud Fabric Explainer Video: Big Monitoring Fabric Explainer Video: Big Monitoring Fabric Inline Gartner Report: Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking Gartner Peer Insights: Data Center Networking / Big Switch Networks TechValidate: Check out what Big Switch customers are saying Data Sheet: Big Cloud Fabric Data Sheet: Big Monitoring Fabric About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email, follow @bigswitch, or visit Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners. Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Amy Rathbone/India Bednall +61 2 8016 2200 Genesys Electronics Design Achieves ISO 13485 Accreditation 2017-08-01T04:38:38Z genesys-electronics-design-achieves-iso-13485-accreditation Sydney, NSW: Today, Genesys Electronics Design, a leading provider of electronics, IoT and software development services, announced that they have achieved ISO 13485:2003 accreditation. This makes Genesys the only ISO 13485 accredited electronics and software development services provider in Sydney. ISO 13485 is the internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system specific to the medical devices industry. Genesys Electronics Design has been developing complex medical devices in partnership with ISO 13485 certified organisations for many years. By passing the stringent ISO 13485 accreditation standards, Genesys has proven their ability to provide electronics design and related services to the quality required for medical devices. Of the company’s recent accreditation, Geoff Sizer, CEO and founder of Genesys Electronics Design said: “We are extremely pleased with this achievement. As an ISO 13485 accredited organisation we now have the ability to manage the full development process for medical device electronics hardware and software under our own ISO 13485 accreditation. This opens up a number of new opportunities to work with customers from start-ups to established organisations who require an ISO 13485 certified development partner.” As an ISO 13485 accredited company, Genesys Electronics Design plans to focus on expanding their medical electronics, software and IoT development services business. - ENDS - About Genesys Electronics Design Pty Ltd: Established in 1992, Genesys Electronics Design provides electronics and IoT hardware, software and firmware development services to the Australian market. Dedicated to quality, Genesys is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 accredited and offers their unique One Pass to Production Guarantee™. After years of setting the standard in electronics design, Genesys are the experts in electronics and IoT solutions. Find out more at and Commercial Marine Solutions Providing Total Solution to Your Marine Needs 2017-07-28T07:23:27Z commercial-marine-solutions-providing-total-solution-to-your-marine-needs Commercial Marine Solutions is recognized as an international authority in the maritime shipping community and the company has one of the world's most experienced teams of marine industry consultants. Commercial Marine Solutions is passionate about creating an innovative, practical and cost-effective design and consulting solutions for the marine industry.  Commercial Marine Solutions specializes in consultancy, design, and engineering for marine and offshore vessels, from specific small tasks to complete engineering packages. Commercial Marine Solutions is a competent and flexible company, covering areas from naval architecture to structural and mechanical engineering, marine inspection, marine certification, safety and risk analysis, as well as systems and schematics. The spokesperson of Commercial Marine Solutions said “Our highly professional flexible workforce is able to propose an up-to-date design, incorporating the latest technological innovations. We provide excellent customer service. We assist owners in new build projects with concept and design development, engineering services and plan review as well as technical services.” Commercial marine solution offers decades of expertise delivering safety, reliability and integrity services to marine asset owners and operators throughout the project life cycle—from concept through new build planning to commissioning. ### About Commercial Marine Solutions Commercial Marine Solutions was incorporated in 2003 and is an independent consultancy providing design and marine consultants for commercial marine and defence industries. Sean Johnston is the principal of Commercial marine solution, he has more than 30 years' experience in the marine industry working with leading naval building  & marine companies providing his expertise as a naval architect Gold Coast. The team at CMS have extensive marine industry experience having been involved for more than 30 years within the marine industry both locally and international.  For more information about Commercial Marine Solutions’s scope of capabilities or to commission the services of the Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering firm for your commercial or private marine build, call +61 3 9429 2628 or visit Seeley International commits to $20m new manufacturing hub creating significant local jobs growth 2017-07-27T06:20:24Z seeley-international-commits-to-20m-new-manufacturing-hub-creating-significant-local-jobs-growth Seeley International continues to ‘buck the trend’ of the Australian manufacturing sector by announcing expansion plans which will see its existing Albury manufacturing plant relocate to a larger $20m purpose-built facility to be constructed at nearby Wodonga. Seeley International founder and Executive Chairman, Frank Seeley AM FAICD, said the exciting move, which is to be part-funded by a grant from the Victorian Premier’s Job and Investment Fund, would establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing hub which will produce a range of innovative products to be sold in Australian and international markets. “As a long-standing employer within the Albury-Wodonga community, Seeley International is pleased that this investment accommodates our expansion needs and positions the Company for significant jobs growth and success in the years ahead – with 64% forecast growth in new local employment opportunities expected to be created in the next 5 years,” Mr Seeley said. “Our local manufacturing facility continues to play a critical role in our overall operations, and as well as continuing to fully manufacture award-winning Braemar heating products, the Climate Wizard metal range and the entire AIRA product range, we have also recently welcomed a dozen new engineers and other team members to the plant,” he said. “One of the biggest challenges we now face is that we have outgrown the existing factory, and with space at a premium it has fast-tracked the need for relocation plans. Establishing a new and larger facility at nearby Wodonga allows us to retain and grow local employee numbers and maintain a strong employer presence within the local community.” In acknowledging the grant contribution of the Victorian government, Mr Seeley said it was critical that all levels of government assist manufacturers to develop new products, and support expansion of production facilities. “Seeley International continues to commit high annual expenditure on research and development of new manufacturing techniques, and to create innovative products that are the most energy efficient, necessitating state-of-the-art facilities to enable this to happen,” Mr Seeley said. “Seeley International is living proof that there is a bright future for the Australian manufacturing industry, and we have been able to compensate for the higher costs within Australia by focusing on innovation, world class technology and high levels of automation, while many others are closing doors or downsizing,” he said. “Seeley International is bucking the trend and is starting to ramp up employment growth at our Albury manufacturing plant which is expected to grow over the coming months,” added Mr Seeley. “As the home of Braemar gas heaters and air-conditioners, our Albury-based plant has established a vertically integrated manufacturing and assembly operation that employs more than 125 people. As well as being a major employer in the region and supporting a number of worthwhile local causes for more than 20 years, we look forward to the area’s economy also reaping the flow-on benefits that will come with our new location and expanded workforce.” Independent testimony of the calibre of Seeley International’s operations is the standout success story at the prestigious 2017 Albury Wodonga Business Awards. Seeley International was announced a winner of both the Excellence in Innovation and Most Outstanding Medium/Large business categories at the awards gala event on Friday, 14th July. While a construction site and plans are yet to be finalised, Seeley International says the new Wodonga manufacturing facility will be operational early in 2019. About Seeley International Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is 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 and Coolerado. Based in Adelaide’s south - and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) - the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, 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. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at Innovative approach sees Seeley International win big at 2017 Albury Wodonga Business Awards 2017-07-25T06:15:13Z innovative-approach-sees-seeley-international-win-big-at-2017-albury-wodonga-business-awards Seeley International emerged a standout success story at the prestigious 2017 Albury Wodonga Business Awards, after it was announced a winner of the Excellence in Innovation and Most Outstanding Medium/Large business categories at a gala event on Friday, 14th July. Seeley International was victorious in the Excellence in Innovation category thanks to its revolutionary Braemar 7 star equivalent ducted gas heater (DGH), which is manufactured at its Albury-based factory. Seeley International Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM FAICD, said the Braemar 7 star equivalent DGH represents a major breakthrough for the industry, thanks to its ability to significantly reduce energy usage and the impact on the environment as a result of clever design and engineering, including a revolutionary inverter motor. “Not only does it continue to be the highest star rating and the most efficient conventional ducted gas heater in the world, it has shifted the paradigm of the star rating system in Australia – challenging the current rating system that only offers a maximum of six stars,” Mr Seeley said. “Seeley International’s strong focus on research and development sees five percent of our revenue annually re-invested into research and development.  This coupled with our outstanding engineering team at our Albury factory has enabled us to overcome a number of challenges in developing this revolutionary market-leading product through many months of design, testing re-design and re-testing,” added Mr Seeley. “That perseverance and dedication to excellence has been recognised through this award of Excellence in Innovation, and underpins Seeley International’s acknowledgement that our people are by far our greatest asset. Our most significant innovations have resulted from encouraging creative minds to challenge conventional wisdom in an environment where everyone feels comfortable to share their ideas and contribute.” Adding to the night’s celebrations, Seeley International was also announced as winner of the Most Outstanding Medium/Large business category in recognition of its industry reputation as a market leader. “As an Australian manufacturer, Seeley International continues to go from strength to strength, while many others are closing doors or downsizing, and our plans to become a billion-dollar company in the years ahead has already achieved an increased Australian market share and achieved expansion overseas, with 31% growth achieved across the company in the past two years,” he said. “Seeley International is bucking the trend and is starting to ramp up employment growth at our Albury manufacturing plant which is expected to grow over the coming months,” added Mr Seeley. The Albury Wodonga Business Awards gala dinner event involved presentation of trophies to winners in 15 categories from 94 entries and 71 finalists. More about the Albury Wodonga Business Awards can be found at About Seeley International Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is 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 and Coolerado. Based in Adelaide’s south - and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) - the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, 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 120 countries around the world. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at ABRI calls on the Federal Government to implement industry recommendations for the introduction of a national battery stewardship program 2017-07-24T02:56:00Z abri-calls-on-the-federal-government-to-implement-industry-recommendations-for-the-introduction-of-a-national-battery-stewardship-program On July 28th, Environment Ministers will consider recommendations from the Industry Working Group on a pathway forward to establish a national recycling program for rechargeable batteries under 5 kgs.   Industry has invested much time and resources to evaluate options and prepare a workable and realistic path forward.  Without government support of these recommendations, industry will pull out of the process and action will be delayed many years, resulting in environmental and community health impacts and leading to greater cost to government.   ABRI fully supports the Industry Working Group recommendations and encourages others in industry to ensure government understand the need for responsible battery stewardship by contacting the Environment Ministers directly.  We have also called on the government to expand the scope of the recommended scheme to include a phased approach to cover ALL batteries.  Why? We are looking at an increasing avalanche in the volume of waste batteries over the coming years If not managed correctly, batteries will end up in landfill, leading to increased incidences of landfill fires with significant increases in releases of dioxins into the atmosphere causing serious ongoing community health impacts and costs to health services Research indicates the community has a strong desire to recycle batteries safely and will see this approach as a success Some battery chemistries have the potential to catch fire if they overheat, are crushed, or make contact – whether in the home, during transport or while in storage if not managed correctly Button cell batteries present a significant risk to children if swallowed (ACCC reports that 20 children present to hospital emergency rooms each week) However, government are in a prime position to facilitate an industry lead solution.  Contributing resources to establish the program and committing to introducing light regulation to ensure the inclusion of all batteries by 2020 and for ensuring equitable industry participation.  This is needed to avoid free riders taking advantage of responsible industry partners. By doing so, we can expect to see a big jump in safe and responsible recovery of batteries - much beyond the current very low level of recycling (less than 3%).  This will lead to significant industry development and investment in local battery recycling in Australia, adopting new technologies and establishing new jobs. Now is the time for action!  Contact your Environment Ministers this week to show your support for battery stewardship in Australia Contact About the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) Libby Chaplin AUSTRALIAN BATTERY RECYCLING INITIATIVE PH: 0467 515 260 ABRI has been formed by a group of battery manufacturers, distributors, collectors, recyclers, government bodies and environment groups to promote the collection, recycling and safe disposal of all batteries. ABRI supports the principle of product stewardship: that responsibility for environmental management of products, including their recovery at end of life, is shared by organisations at every stage of the product life cycle.  Customised Truedek Panels Used in Cost-Effective Suttons Motors Floor Project 2017-07-21T06:58:39Z customised-truedek-panels-used-in-cost-effective-suttons-motors-floor-project Premier Steel Technologies, the manufacturers of Truedek steel decking, has recently completed a floor project with Sutton Motors. Suttons is an Australian auto dealership group offering a wide range of new and used cars and trucks. The project was for a mezzanine floor installation is in a new spare parts warehouse being set up by Suttons. The floor was installed and completed in approximately 50 per cent of the time it would take to manufacture a standard mezzanine floor using conventional structural steel and purlin. The Suttons project had a few specifications. The size of the mezannine floor was approximately 1,600 m² with a load bearing capacity of 5 kPa m². It needed a flat soffit underneath and needed protected automatic fire sprinkler system to avoid damage to sprinkler heads by mechanical stock pickers. Range pipes had to be run inside the floor structure. The design needed to be modular in a 5m x 5m grid for future projects. It needed a low profile floor to maximise height both above and below the floor. The assembly of the floor needed to be done with standard “materials handling equipment” without the use of expensive crane hire. Also the design needed to allow for relatively easy dis-assembly of the floor if it was required to be relocated into bigger premises in the future. Suttons also needed lighting installed under the floor. Premier Steel’s solution for the project involved manufacturing structural beams and columns to incorporate the design criteria for the floor. They used customised Truedek TD 170 panels manufactured with zero pre-camber to produce a flat soffit underneath the floor. The Truedek panels were manufactured and installed in a “truss-pan-truss” arrangement which reduces the overall weight and cost of the floor.  Truedek, a permanent concrete formwork system, is lightweight, modular, easy to handle and made to specification. 32mm structural plywood was then screwed to the “top chords” of the Truedek panels.  Reinforced holes were provided in exact locations along the structural beams to facilitate the installation of the fire services range pipes within the floor structure. This is the first project where Truedek has been used as a structural element, without the use of concrete, to create a floor, proving the versatility of the Truedek product. Low profile LED strip lighting was installed to the underneath surface of the floor to prevent accidental damage to the lighting by the mechanical stock pickers. The plywood floor was sanded and painted with an industrial epoxy flooring paint for durability and visual appeal. Truedek, a product that is exclusively produced and sold by Premier Steel Technologies, is excellent for steel decking and has many applications for concrete-frame buildings, steel-frame buildings, large floor-to-ceiling heights, infill slabs for lift shafts and limited-access areas. Truedek can be contacted on (02) 9756 0602 by email at For more information on Truedek:   Keystone Contributes to Aldinga Library’s Interiors with Designer Dowel Ceiling 2017-07-21T06:36:03Z keystone-contributes-to-aldinga-library-s-interiors-with-designer-dowel-ceiling Keystone, a leader in architectural linings and acoustic solutions, lived up to their reputation for precision and product consistency through their contribution to the Aldinga library’s designer dowel ceiling. Their products Key-Lena Palette Series Ebony MDF with 19mmx195mm dowels and perimeter panels Perforated Key-Lena Palette Series Ebony MDF featured in this project.   Brown Falconer Architects were commissioned by the library, situated in Aldinga Beach, to redesign the interiors. Their head of interior design, Kristi Cook, wanted to highlight natural materials of timber, coral and the nearby beach into a modern design. Inspired by dowels used to make peg boards, Kristi wanted the design to create a ‘beachy feel’. This led to the round timber dowel for the feature ceiling component of the library.   Keystone supplied the backing board of coloured MDF to which the dowels were attached. 169 dowels were attached to each of 250 panels. 42,450 dowels were used to create the ceiling which measures to 8.5km. The main plan of the architects was to create a reflective feature ceiling that would incorporate many services such as CCTV, lights, smoke detectors, coupled with easy access and maintenance. The dowels were perfectly placed to hide these services in the design.   Keystone’s products that were used in this project included Keystone Linings and Acoustics Key-Lena Palette Series Ebony with 195mm pine dowels and Key-Lena Palette Series Ebony MDF with 19mmx195mm dowels. The perimeter panels were Perforated Key-Lena Palette Series Ebony MDF.   Keystone products include their extensive list of eco-friendly and fully customisable fire rated options that are excellent for the construction of beautiful, functional and totally unique spaces. The company has 40 years of service in providing the best quality ceiling, lining and wall panels.   Keystone offers custom-designed panels that fits every requirement. Fixing apertures, slotting and radius corners are undertaken directly at their production facility, thus ensuring accuracy when a panel is fitted to be a part of a larger fabrication or structure.   The company can be contacted for information on their products and meeting specific acoustic requirements by calling (02) 9604 8813. To know about Keystone products, visit their website: Olympus opens new industrial calibration centre in Perth 2017-07-18T02:23:44Z olympus-opens-new-industrial-calibration-centre-in-perth "The key focus of the centre is to service the local WA market by reducing the time involved in calibrating equipment. The turnaround times can be quite tight but by saving the transit time and associated costs involved with sending equipment to the Melbourne facility, we can better serve the local market," said Colm Kinsella​, senior sales specialist, Olympus. Assisting customers in a broad range of industries, including mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, aviation and defence, the calibration centre in Perth delivers increased capacity and helps to reduce turnaround times.   Olympus manufactures and distributes product solutions for remote visual inspection (RVI) and non-destructive testing (NDT). The company's leading testing technologies include RVI, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, optical metrology, eddy current, eddy current array, portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and diffraction (XRD).       An Olympus Technician​ with the Epoch 650 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector   While calibration is required for most testing equipment, it can be disruptive to operations. Consequently, Olympus has made substantial investments in their processes to reduce turnaround times.   "We're investing in infrastructure and staff to support the local market and help our customers get the most out of their Olympus assets," explained Kinsella.   Olympus instruments combine ground-breaking technologies with advanced features for applications ranging from weld inspection to detecting hidden cracks, voids, porosity, and other internal irregularities in metals, composites, plastics and ceramics.   Correct calibration contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of infrastructure and facilities.​​ -ENDS-  About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. NEPEAN® acquires conveyor businesses from Sandvik 2017-07-18T01:12:14Z -366 Sydney, Australia: Australian privately-owned conveyor OEM, NEPEAN Conveyors Pty Ltd, has finalised negotiations to acquire Sandvik’s International Conveyor Components businesses and Sandvik’s Specialist Conveyor Systems business in Hollola, Finland. NEPEAN Chief Executive Officer, Miles Fuller, says the acquisition is a great fit with the organisation’s existing conveyor businesses. “NEPEAN will gain significant facilities in Europe, Scandinavia, Brazil and Western Australia in addition to our existing operations on the east and west coast of Australia and Africa. We will also gain a broad range of advanced technology, leading products and associated IP,” says Mr Fuller. The acquisition includes 195,000 square metres of world-class manufacturing operations located across Germany, Brazil, Australia, and Finland, and will see around 340 Sandvik staff members join NEPEAN.  The acquired Sandvik businesses have a deep and accomplished history, including PROK, GURTEC and ROXON brands. “The conveyor business is core to NEPEAN. Since 1985, our growth and success has been due to our customer focus, local support capability, passionate employees, leading engineering, and empowered managers with the authority to get things done. “Putting the needs of customers first is part of NEPEAN’s DNA. We can only prosper if our customers are successful and we are deeply committed to this responsibility. We see this acquisition as a very exciting opportunity to bring together two respected industry leaders in materials handling,” he said. Through the acquisition, NEPEAN’s customers will have access to the significant IP developed via Sandvik’s outstanding engineering and manufacturing capabilities. New product lines, including market-leading composite roller technologies, will be brought to market as a priority. “NEPEAN’s relentless drive to deliver for our clients will ensure customers benefit from reduced lead times, and have access to quality conveyor components for aftermarket and major projects in any location globally,” says Mr Fuller. NEPEAN is already the largest manufacturer of pulleys and idlers in Australia. With the acquisition of Sandvik Conveyor Components, the combined capacity will position NEPEAN as the one of the largest specialists in conveyor components globally; capable of producing many thousands of large engineered pulleys and millions of conveyor rollers annually to service customers in 66 countries.  “Our service offering, and the wider suite of products, positions NEPEAN as the number one choice for quality conveyor components,” added Mr Fuller NEPEAN’s conveyor expertise in Australia includes fully-integrated bulk materials handling solutions from the mine to the train or truck load station. With the integration of Sandvik’s assets, NEPEAN will be positioned to provide a unique, integrated set of solutions for the industry. “This is a major milestone and credit to the NEPEAN team. Our passionate employees, technical strength, lean overheads, vertically-integrated capabilities and the respect we have earned from the industry over 43 years has positioned us for this exciting growth opportunity,” says Mr Fuller. “Our investment in Sandvik’s Conveyor businesses, and more importantly Sandvik’s customers and employees, is a further commitment to an industry we know well. It is a key step in NEPEAN’s journey to be the global leader in innovative conveyor components,” concludes Mr Fuller.      Details of the transaction were not disclosed.