The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-22T03:42:45Z Three reasons to celebrate! 2019-03-22T03:42:45Z three-reasons-to-celebrate-1 March has been an eventful month in the calendar for Adelaideans and for local engineering business gama consulting who are celebrating three years since opening their doors. The Kent Town based consultancy prides itself on offering a fresh approach to structural engineering within the residential and commercial sectors and has now grown to employ around ten full time staff. “Employing the right staff is really important. If you have the right team behind you, which we are fortunate to have, then you have every opportunity to build and run a successful business,” Matthew Mammone, gama consulting joint director explains. “After deciding that we needed a challenge in our careers and with the support of our families, we went on to pursue our dream of starting our own consultancy. “Our aim was to offer a service and a product that people in the industry would respect and enjoy and create something we would get a kick out of too.” “Fortunately, the growth we’ve seen and the feedback that we’re receiving is that people are liking and appreciating what we’re doing,” Gabby Stracci, gama consulting joint director explains. And while one of the business goals was to create work life balance, Matthew explains with a smile, “That has been questionable, especially with a young family!” He also tells that, “One of the greatest things about gama is being able to make decisions about how the business is run and moves forward without having to jump through too many hoops.” While being a business owner has many positives, Matthew and Gabby explain, “Adelaide is probably one of the most challenging places to start and run a business in the current economy. “We have been extremely fortunate to work with some amazing companies and clients to build our business from the ground up. “You’re never quite sure how it’s going to play out, so getting through our first three years has been a great achievement. It doesn’t mean that the foots been taken off the pedal though!” Matthew also recalls the challenges of running a start-up business. “I remember I had a ‘wake up’ moment when we first opened our doors. I was sitting in the office, typing up my first inspection report when I had the realisation that it was up to Gabby and myself to push as much as we wanted.” Gabby goes onto explain that it’s very much a relationship-based industry. “It’s obviously about providing our clients with a quality service and product and putting our vision into practice by setting a plan and then having the support around us to grow the business. “Each job we work on receives the same high level of attention to detail and follow through. Client communication is a big focus for us.” When asked how they define success, Gabby explains, “I think if we’re happy and our staff are happy then you’re on your way to achieving success.” And as for the future of gama consulting, Gabby and Matthew explain, “We’re working on our internal processes and at the same time hoping to showcase some of the work we’re doing through our website and online channels. “Our aim is to keep our heads down, keep working hard and enjoying ourselves as a team.” gama consulting offers a fresh approach to structural engineering within the residential and commercial sectors. To find out more about the range of services, visit www.gamaconsulting.com.au or call 08 7123 4050 Klugo Group announces Mark Culverson as their new Chief Executive Officer. 2019-03-22T01:49:01Z klugo-group-announces-mark-culverson-as-their-new-chief-executive-officer Klugo Pty Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Culverson as its new CEO, effective immediately.    Since April 2018, Mark has been instrumental to the growth and continual improvement of Klugo's NetSuite sales practice, professional services and NetSuite development services offerings in his current role as General Manager.    Mark will take over from Annaliese Kloé, current CEO and Board Member, as the business starts its next chapter of growth and expansion.   New Horizons for Annaliese Kloé The decision to step down as CEO of Klugo has primarily come about due to the rapid success and international growth and expansion of Klugo's sister company, Next Technik. Next Technik is a NetSuite Product Development house and has pioneered the market with the leading Built for NetSuite Native Field Service solution, NextService.    Since 2014, NextService has gained international acclaim as the leading Field Service Management solution for NetSuite customers. In 2018 Next Technik proved its dedication to the North American NetSuite customer base by opening its US office in Dallas, Texas. Since operations commenced, Annaliese has successfully managed both Klugo and Next Technik in tandem. However as both businesses continue to excel, the need for "fearless focus" has become apparent.   Annaliese says: "I am excited and proud to have built Klugo's executive leadership team to a point where I, as CEO am confident to step back from the day to day management and concentrate on strategic direction as a member of the Board. Next Technik is earlier on in its business lifecycle and requires the focus to ensure growth and expansion in new international markets."   A New Challenge for Mark Culverson Announcing Mark's appointment, Annaliese Kloé has said: "It is an exciting time for both me and the board of Klugo as we have found an outstanding leader and motivator in Mark Culverson. Over the past twelve months, Mark has shown a resounding dedication to elevating Klugo to the next level and has been warmly welcomed by the team at Klugo."   "Mark has been chosen to fulfil this role and champion the business due to his wealth of experience in building high-performance teams in the software and technology industry, and his previous involvement in taking a number of high growth businesses to new levels of success."   Over his 30 years in the software industry, Mark has contributed to some of Australia's greatest technology success stories. A key member of the team in Attaché, one of Australia's earliest and most successful accounting software businesses, through to 15 years with TechnologyOne, a now internationally renowned ERP solution, Mark has excelled in many critical areas across those businesses including sales leadership, customer success management and executive leadership.   Mark Culverson says: "Since joining Klugo as the General Manager in 2018, I have been continually excited and impressed by the agile nature of the company, the strength and detailed knowledge of the team, and the Board's drive and ambition to continue to grow. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with each member of the Klugo team, as their passion and dedication to improving our client's businesses is a testament to the core values imparted by the business’s directors, Annaliese Kloé, Daniel Perry, Stephen Nankervis, Richard Kloé and Di Kloé.   He also says: "Klugo, as one of just a few NetSuite Partners who has achieved consistent 5 Star status over many years has an immense opportunity to further contribute to the strengthening of the NetSuite product's position in the Asia Pacific region as the cloud ERP of choice for small, medium and large businesses. No other product on the market offers the level of functional coverage and flexibility in development that NetSuite does. In 2019, we are starting to see from our customers that the choice to move to the "cloud" is becoming the "rule", rather than the exception. Having been born in the cloud over 20 years ago, and one of the first true cloud vendors, NetSuite has cemented itself in the market as the leader, and with the backing of Oracle, it will be a lofty task for any other vendor to catch up."     "Our future is very bright," says Mark Culverson. We have an outstanding group of people who continue to dedicate themselves to Klugo's vision of being "the leaders in leveraging the power of NetSuite", and I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to lead that team.    Media enquiries or interview requests can be forwarded to: Michael Dean Marketing Manager Klugo Group michaeld@klugogroup.com +61 400 064 914 Arrow Electronics and Freelancer.com Launch World’s Largest Electronics & Electrical Engineering Services Marketplace, Revolutionizing How Hardware Products Get Designed & Manufactured 2019-03-20T01:41:58Z arrow-electronics-and-freelancer-com-launch-world-s-largest-electronics-amp-electrical-engineering-services-marketplace-revolutionizing-how-hardware-products-get-designed-amp-manufactured Arrow Electronics and Freelancer.com Launch World’s Largest Electronics & Electrical Engineering Services Marketplace, Revolutionizing How Hardware Products Get Designed & Manufactured   Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), a Fortune 500 leading technology solutions and engineering provider, and ​Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN), the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users, have announced the launch of ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com​. The new platform allows Fortune 500 companies and innovative technology creators to design and build hardware products through access to ​over half a million skilled ​electronic and electrical engineers. ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer will transform the way products will be designed, manufactured and delivered to market. On-demand engineering from ArrowPlus and Freelancer will catalyze a step change in research and development, cutting times from years to months through access to a global network of highly diverse technical skills and reduce cost to market. Now next year’s “new products” for CES Las Vegas are just a click away. Arrow Electronics guides innovation for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion ranking #113 in the 2018 Fortune 500, Arrow brings to the collaboration a large volume of high quality, high value projects, from established companies with a real demand for innovation and talent. Arrow has built a proprietary Certified Engineering network which has been a key differentiator in helping its customers win with technology. This new platform is designed to solve sophisticated technology problems spanning consumer electronics, transportation, healthcare, industrial, Internet of Things(IOT), telecommunications, biomedical, cloud security, firmware, hardware, and connected products in every industry. Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with more than 32 million users around the world and over 15 million jobs posted in over 1,350 skill areas. Freelancer.com is used by companies from start-ups to global giants. Freelancer.com brings to the collaboration the platform and the world’s best expertise in running global online services marketplaces, allowing Arrow to transform its services business into a dynamic, connected talent cloud. Together, the exclusive strategic alliance is a category definer for how hardware products are designed and electronics & electrical engineering services are delivered. Businesses that need technology help from concept to scale can leverage ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer to find highly qualified experts, utilize Arrow technology concierge services that ensure project success, and go to market faster and more cost effectively. The full lifecycle of hardware product development can be accomplished through ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer including, but not limited to: ● Ideation & prototyping ● Analog & digital design ● Printed circuit board design ● Bill of Materials (BOM) part selection ● Custom requirements to product delivery ● Component consolidation and cost reduction ● Redesign for smaller size ● Documentation & translation ● Development of firmware, drivers and middleware ● Real-time embedded software development ● Integrated circuit design ● Manufacturing   “This breakthrough strategic alliance with Arrow Electronics represents the first launch of Freelancer Enterprise. We are absolutely delighted that Arrow chose to team with Freelancer.com on this landmark initiative,” said Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie. “Freelancer.com is the number-one marketplace for talent and skilled workers. We have seen increasing demand to solve difficult and complex technology problems from larger organizations. For example, NASA and the United States Department of Energy are using Freelancer.com to crowdsource technology solutions. We are excited to form an exclusive alliance with the most trusted guide in technology creation, Arrow Electronics, to break down barriers for larger companies with more complex needs to utilize our platform to accelerate technology.” “ArrowPlus brings the serious know-how of Arrow’s 80 years of engineering, tools, technology, and services into the platform economy with Freelancer. Arrow has become one of the world’s largest technology solutions companies in the last five years and beyond our own engineering we have built a proprietary network of certified 3rd party Arrow Certified engineering partners. Our Arrow Certified Engineering network has worked with marquee Fortune 500 clients to make products and technology.” said Arrow’s Chief Digital Officer Matt Anderson “We anticipate in the future that up to 30% of R&D spend could leverage a model where Arrow provides a technical concierge and project management to a vast network of high-end engineering talent. The products and services Arrow has helped design are helping people every day from paraplegic veterans regaining their sense of freedom and independence to mothers in undeveloped regions of the world giving birth more safely. If you are a company that wants to build a product, there is no better way to get started than with Arrow and Freelancer”.   About Arrow Electronics Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) guides innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at  FiveYearsOut.com​.   About ​Freelancer​ ® Eleven-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN) is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 32 million registered users have posted over 15 million projects and contests to date in over 1,350 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer owns ​Escrow.com​, the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet with over US$4 billion in transactions secured. Freelancer also owns Freightlancer​, a global enterprise freight marketplace. Forward-looking statements This document contains certain "forward-looking statements". The words "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "project", "forecast", "estimate", “outlook”, “upside”, "likely", "intend", "should", "could", "may", "target", "plan" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Indications of, and guidance on, future earnings and financial position and performance, including Freelancer’s FY19 outlook, are also forward-looking statements, as are statements regarding Freelancer’s plans and strategies and the development of the market. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Freelancer, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Freelancer cannot give any assurance or guarantee that the assumptions upon which management based its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct or exhaustive beyond the date of its making, or that Freelancer's business and operations will not be affected by other factors not currently foreseeable by management or beyond its control. Such forward-looking statements only speak as at the date of this announcement and Freelancer assumes no obligation to update such information. The release, publication or      https://freelancer.arrow.com     Advisory Board Centre launches Industrial and Resources Industry Advisory Board to support key growth sector 2019-03-07T06:20:14Z advisory-board-centre-launches-industrial-and-resources-industry-advisory-board-to-support-key-growth-sector The Advisory Board Centre, the leading independent Industry Group for the business and advisory sector, is proud to announce the formation of the Industrial and Resources Industry Advisory Board.   The advisory board members are comprised of trusted leaders in the Industrial and Resources industry known for being leaders in their career and community.  The Industry Advisory Board supports the Advisory Board Centre’s research, engagement and education strategy to support businesses and advisors within the Industrial and Resources sector. Charter members of the Industrial and Resources Industry Advisory Board include: Mark Gell, Certified Chair Mark is the Chair of the Industrial and Resources Industry Advisory Board.  He has provided senior counsel to boards and executive teams for over 30 years having participated on both private, publicly listed, industry representative and not for profit boards. Mark’s former executive roles within the industry include GM Corporate Development & Sustainability at OneSteel, Global Head Strategic Marketing & Communications at Lend Lease Coporation, GM Corporate Affairs at Boral and Group Relations Executive at TNT.  Mark also served as Chairman for the Major Energy Users Group and Energy Markets Reform Forum. Mark’s corporate experience is complemented by his entrepreneurial and investor experience owning and supporting innovative and high growth businesses across a range of industries. Adrienne Rourke, Approved Advisor Adrienne has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, business development roles for the private and not for profits sectors, both nationally and internationally.  In her current role as General Manager at Resource Industry Network (RIN), Adrienne is heavily involved in regional economic development activities as a representative of the engineering and industrial sector.  Adrienne has been the driving force in re-establishing RIN as a peak industry association for the region’s engineering and industrial businesses and developing extensive industry, government and stakeholder connections.  Adrienne is also the Deputy Chair of Mackay Community Foundation and was the regions representative on the federal governments Bowen Basin Regional Jobs and Infrastructure – Bowen Basin Committee, and a member of the Federal governments Resource 2030 Taskforce in 2018. Anthony Short, Approved Advisor Anthony has been an entrepreneur advisor and capital raiser for 25 years growing businesses to sustainable profitability and Australian Stock Exchange quotation.  He has extensive experience at board level in the management and formation of public companies in gold mining, drilling and oil and gas.   Anthony has a strong track record of founding, advising and investing in companies in Australia, North America, Africa and Asia across resources, energy, technology, e-commerce, biotechnology and blockchain industries. Anthony is Director Capital Markets at Cabbel and Founding Director of GCP Capital Pty Ltd, a Perth based investment banking group. Members of the Advisory Board Centre Executive Team including Jan Easton, COO and Louise Broekman, CEO will also contribute to the Industry Advisory Board. “Australia has a long and proud history as a global leader in the resources, manufacturing and industrial sectors.  There are many opportunities and challenges within the sector that businesses must navigate to be internationally competitive,” said Jan Easton, COO, Advisory Board Centre.  “The experience and insights of the Industry Advisory Board helps us to deepen our understanding and connection within the Industrial and Resources sector.  This enables the Advisory community to be more prepared to deliver value and meet the needs of business owners and executives within the sector.” MHIAA Celebrates 20 Years in Australia 2019-03-06T00:22:18Z mhiaa-celebrates-20-years-in-australia In 2019, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA) celebrates its 20th anniversary in Australia. What initially started off as dedicated Air Conditioners sales division in 1999 under the banner of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Australia (MHIAU), has today expanded around the country and into New Zealand. Through successful operations, the company grew and eventually developed as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) in 2009 to bring award-winning, high quality air conditioning solutions for both commercial and residential applications.  Building on a rich global heritage of more than 130 years, MHIAA has endeavoured to develop a company with a local heart, right here on our local shores. Driven by their commitment to innovation, integrity and excellence, for MHIAA it is the people who have been responsible for the company’s success and growth. According to Mr. Yuji ITO, Managing Director for MHIAA, “Taking Australia’s comfort into our hands is no small feat. We are inspired by our customers; we listen to them and we develop solutions based on their needs.”  “Over the past 20 years we have witnessed and have been instrumental in creating change through engineering and design. From silent operation, to long reach air flow, energy conservation and durability right through to digital advancements with Wi-Fi connectivity, MHI products continue to focus on innovative solutions for the HVAC market. One of the things I really enjoy about being part of the team is the focus on innovation, research and development. It is so important, not only in today’s competitive market, but in keeping us ahead of consumer demands and new technology” adds Mr. ITO. To celebrate 20 years in the local market, MHIAA wanted to give something back to the community. The 2018/19 summer campaign proved just that, where MHIAA donated $20 to the Australian Red Cross Natural Disaster Relief Fund for every registered air conditioner unit purchased by the consumer (Dec 2018 – Feb 2019). Mr. ITO says that this cause resonates in the hearts and minds of Aussies, particularly over our harsh summer season. “While most of us enjoy a comfortable home environment throughout the year, many Australians face the reality of natural disasters each day particularly during our harsh summer. With MHIAA celebrating its 20th year in the market, we really wanted to use this time to give back to our local communities.” Further cementing its commitment to the market, MHIAA was selected by CHOICE® as the Best Brand of Air Conditioners for 2018 against tough competition. This highly regarded stamp of approval is based on the latest reviews of 140 split-system air conditioners and the 7,738 responses in the annual reliability and satisfaction survey completed by CHOICE® members. The results were based on a number of different factors including ‘Customer Satisfaction’ and ‘Brand Reliability, in which Mitsubishi Heavy Industries scored extremely well – achieving an impressive 91% for customer satisfaction and 88% for brand reliability. This allowed the company to out-perform all competitors and achieve an overall Best Brand Score of 79%.  Furthermore the brand is endorsed by brand ambassador and home aficionado, Tara Dennis. Tara joined the company in July 2017 as the brands first ambassador to Australia and New Zealand. For Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Tara Dennis was an undeniable choice as she represents all that the brand stands for and brings a level of trust to the minds of consumers. This partnership has generated and extended the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries brand image across Australia and New Zealand. “Without our customers and our resellers, it would not be possible to have achieved any of these milestones or accolades. Thank you for your continued support and here’s to the next 20 years” Mr. ITO concludes.  About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia offers a complete range of premium air-conditioners for residential and commercial spaces. Innovation is central to the organisation and underpins every aspect of MHIAA’s product range. Fostering Japan’s technological leadership and in combination with the organisation’s rich heritage in engineering, aviation and spacecraft leadership, the company continues to achieve unrivalled success in Australia and New Zealand.    CarePlus™ Direct is here, ensuring Nurse Call is more accessible for smaller clinics and Managers 2019-03-05T00:50:37Z careplus-direct-is-here-ensuring-nurse-call-is-more-accessible-for-smaller-clinics-and-managers-1 CarePlus™ Nurse Call is expanding how its global healthcare solutions and services are delivered with the launch of our brand-new website, CarePlus™ Direct. The new online destination supplies Nurse Call systems directly to General Managers, Clinical Operations Managers and Directors of Nursing at smaller clinics, such as day surgeries and small aged care facilities, for the first time by cutting out the middle man and utilising your facility’s onsite technician.   Our goal is to provide an advanced and superior solution in a cost-effective package without the fuss. CarePlus™ Direct addresses the fundamental challenges in the healthcare industry, extending the accessibility of our technology that has been carefully designed for smaller medical clinics and day surgeries.   A comprehensive care management solution is customisable online and can be installed by in-house technical personnel via extremely simple instructions and minimal real-estate. Auto-configuration software saves budget costs, reduces labour payments, and eliminates disruption to facilities from installation crews.   Andrew Rothon, the founder of CarePlus™, understands functionality is key. “Wired and Wireless options are available for each facility’s needs, and we master scalable, patient-centric features to maintain patient and staff satisfaction for fostering a reliable healing and working environment.” Each Nurse Call solution provides increased productivity and high-acuity workflow whilst limiting administration load and decreasing patient waiting and treatment times.   Our solutions maintain communication integrity at very cost-effective rates. For more information, please visit CarePlus™ Direct. SYSPRO appoints Rob Stummer to lead Australasia Region 2019-03-05T00:13:24Z syspro-appoints-rob-stummer-to-lead-australasia-region Sydney – 5 March 2019 – Global Enterprise Resource Planning provider, SYSPRO today announced the appointment of Rob Stummer as Chief Executive Officer of SYSPRO Australasia. Lauded as a strategic technology industry leader, Stummer will apply his vast experience in Enterprise Application Technology to drive SYSPRO’s continued growth across the Australasia region. He has held executive positions in private as well as publicly listed companies including KPMG, Accenture and most recently IFS. SYSPRO Chief Executive Officer, Phil Duff has welcomed Stummer’s appointment: “Rob has a proven track record of growing and improving performance in complex commercial environments so we are delighted to have someone of his caliber leading this important region.”  “Rob will be instrumental in aligning strategy, leadership and culture to deliver sustainable results for all stakeholders in the region. He displays great vision and I believe that his approach to creating ‘strategy with purpose’ will drive significant growth going forward,” adds Duff. Stummer holds several degrees, including a Master’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Melbourne. “Today’s pace of change is exponential and digital transformation has never been more important. I am passionate about translating vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together teams and ecosystems to drive results. SYSPRO is leading the charge with digital transformation and innovation, so I am excited to be able to leverage this to increase our market share and deliver exceptional service to our customers and partners in the region,” says Stummer. ENDS. About SYSPRO SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success.  Janet Matton joins pitt&sherry's Board 2019-03-04T22:46:28Z janet-matton-named-as-non-executive-director-on-pitt-amp-sherry-s-board-2 Media Release   5th March 2019   The Board of pitt&sherry welcomes Janet Matton as a Non-Executive Director. Chairman, Paul Hardy commented: “Janet brings a wealth of experience to this position and we are excited about her appointment.”   Janet is an AICD graduate and currently, a director of Better Care Victoria, Epworth Healthcare and Chair of the Eastern Community Legal Centre Janet was head of operations for IBM in Australia and New Zealand where she oversaw the extensive and robust management systems of the entire IBM company, a $4.5B entity in Australia and NZ.     Janet has a forte for ensuring businesses embrace technology-enabled business model changes that both minimise strategic and operational risk and maximise business growth and return. Janet’s capabilities include the ability to work at both the strategic and detailed operational levels with a talent for developing strategic initiatives and translating them into operational success. Her vast experience encompasses strategic change programs, acquisitions and divestitures, large scale project management and leadership of large, complex teams.  She has more than 20 years of senior, corporate management experience across multiple disciplines including Finance, HR, Strategy and IT.    Janet also brings broad international experience, having spent 12 years living and working in the USA, UK, Europe, Japan and China. Janet was recognised in 2012 as a finalist in the Westpac/AFR 100 Women of Influence Awards and awarded Victorian Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2010.  It is very pleasing that pitt&sherry has attracted someone of Janet’s calibre and experience that will be a great benefit to pitt&sherry.   pitt&sherry’s board have been looking to bring a fresh perspective and extend its experience base. Janet brings not only vast experience but passion, critical thinking and positive energy and is a very welcomed addition.     About pitt&sherry   pitt&sherry is an inspired thinking company which embraces the challenges of a changing world with agility. Our deep knowledge and advisory capability provide market-leading solutions to the transport, industrial, mining, energy, and community infrastructure sectors Australia wide.    www.pittsh.com.au   Media Contact; Dan MacInnis, Marketing, 0400507037, dmacinnis@pittsh.com.au News: Industrial IOT Innovator MOVUS Launches First Wireless, Intrinsically Safe, AI Condition Monitoring Tool 2019-02-27T23:28:58Z news-industrial-iot-innovator-movus-launches-first-wireless-intrinsically-safe-ai-condition-monitoring-tool Brisbane, February 28 2019 - MOVUS®, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched the most advanced and cost-effective intrinsically safe, certified condition monitoring technology in a bid to reduce maintenance costs. FitMachine EX has been built specifically for explosive environments where monitoring and maintaining the equipment is extremely hazardous, so safety is critical to engineering and maintenance processes. These include upstream oil and gas, refineries, industrial chemicals, mining and food processing sites. MOVUS designed FitMachine EX in partnership with major oil and gas companies following its win of the KPMG Energise 2.0 Accelerator Program sponsored by Woodside, Chevron, BHP, WesFarmers Chemicals and South32. MOVUS also undertook extensive certification process, included internal systems and processes, manufacturing auditing processes and material management control to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018, the quality system for manufacturing devices for Explosive Atmospheres. “From our work with major industrial organisations, we recognised the need for an intrinsically safe sensor. Safety is a core value at MOVUS and we are now excited to bring the FitMachine EX solution to market for the oil & gas, and food processing industries,” said Brad Parsons, Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We understand that these are extremely sensitive environments where equipment downtime directly impacts the bottom line. By providing the most advanced artificial intelligence-powered condition monitoring solution at a cost-effective price, FitMachine EX delivers a very compelling solution,” he added. MOVUS has chosen ALS as its main go-to-market business partner for FitMachine EX, due to ALS’s asset reliability and condition monitoring expertise in the heavy asset industries. “We have been working with MOVUS for more than twelve months and see great value in the FitMachine EX. Our clients have been asking for an intrinsically safe wireless sensor, and we are very pleased with this advanced technology, rigorous testing and certification, and the rapid development speed,” said Mushfiq Rahman, ALS Group General Manager. FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial intrinsically safe wireless sensor, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and an artificial intelligence engine. The system continuously monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are extremely valuable in avoiding unplanned downtime. MOVUS will showcase FitMachine EX at the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Conference in Perth March 13 - 15. FitMachine EX is available for pre-purchase now, please visit sales@movus.com.au / https://www.movus.com.au/ex to learn more. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with global customers across many industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, a compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. CarePlus™ Asset Tracking Is Finally Here 2019-02-21T04:36:37Z careplus-asset-tracking-is-finally-here CarePlus™ Asset Tracking is now available as the newest product in the Real-Time Location-System (RTLS) product line at NiQ Health. CarePlus™ Asset Tracking is a clinical-grade RTLS solution, detecting precise room locations of critical and expensive medical equipment. RTLS technology delivers on improving asset availability, decreasing maintenance costs and reducing inventory loss and/or theft. Tamper-proof tags are placed on the asset of choice and activate upon movement. Once the item has a new resting location, it is recorded to monitor all mobile assets for future inquiries. CarePlus™ RTLS products address a gap in the market, advancing the optimisation of asset management and safety responses. Andrew Rothon, the founder and CEO of NiQ Health, is certain CarePlus™ Asset Tracking is exactly what all medium to large size medical facilities need. “CarePlus™ Asset Tracking is a new stand-alone product that can be incorporated with new CarePlus™ Nurse Call systems, or existing legacy equipment. Along with CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress, Asset Tracking utilises RTLS technology for superior, room-accurate location services to help improve the overall operations and patient care.” For more information, click here to explore the RTLS range.  Keep Australia Beautiful & Clean 2019-02-18T02:02:39Z keep-australia-beautiful-clean Little has been said about the impact that beauty & personal care products present to our fragile Australian environment. Shampoo & conditioners, creams, sunscreen, hair dyes & treatments, etc. They all can end up in the water ways, oceans and reefs, carried by no one else than you. Australia, has long carried the flag of clean, conscious, sustainable culture. Now, a small Aussie Business has taken this fight to the next level by developing a whole range of Certified Organic hair dyes, treatments, Olive oils soaps and now a Palm oil & silicone free Shampoo and conditioner, totally focused in the preservation of different habitats. Desert Shadow, a small business based in NSW, has taken on the challenge on taking that Aussie flag overseas and show other countries how things should be done if we want to improve the health of our planet, by using the elements and ingredients that are naturally occurring in it. The motto of this company is to keep Australia, yourself & the world, beautiful and clean. www.desertshadow.com.au Two Aussie entrepreneurs create new low carb super brand, PBCo. 2019-02-04T04:58:41Z two-aussie-entrepreneurs-create-new-low-carb-super-brand-pbco The Protein Bread Company co-founder Luke Hopkins announced the rebrand and exciting merger of the two brands on Wednesday: "We’re incredibly excited to announce today that Anna’s Low Carb Kitchen will be joining PBCo. to expand our range of low carb products. The addition of an extended range of low carb cakes and treats will enhance the product offering we can provide to our audience”. The Protein Bread Company, the creator of Australia’s Lowest Carb Bread, was founded in 2012 by entrepreneurial siblings Anna and Luke Hopkins. Since its inception 6 years ago, it’s gone from strength to strength, expanding its range and gaining significant market share. The company has helped hundreds of thousands of people around Australia, New Zealand, and The United States to become fitter, healthier and happier. “Our range of nutritionally superior products support healthy active lifestyles, like our Protein Pancakes enjoyed for breakfast by thousands of people every single day, to our new Low Carb Crumb, designed to bring a healthy enjoyment to your Friday nights with friends and family.” Luke said. Anna Hopkins, the founder of Anna’s Low Carb Kitchen, announced the merger in an article published on their website: “We have made the decision to combine our 2 brands and become a one-stop shop, a low carb powerhouse that could achieve our big goal of inspiring 5M Aussies to be fitter, healthier & happier”. Anna’s Low Carb Kitchen, founded in 2015 by Anna Hopkins to help people who simply wanted to cut out sugar and carbs and eat healthier versions of their favourite traditionally-unhealthy foods, has delighted tens of thousands of people with its incredibly delicious range of sugar-free, low carb cupcakes, pancakes, sugar-free icing, and more. This merge of the two popular low carb brands is set to further cement the company’s position as Australia’s largest manufacturer of low carb foods. Luke Hopkins, co-founder of PBCo. has said: “This merger with Anna’s Low Carb Kitchen comes at a very exciting time for the food industry. The interest in low carb foods has grown 250% over the last 5 years and is expected to continue at this rate for a while. People are experiencing first-hand the positive impact reducing their carbohydrate levels has on their body and their mind – the results are simply undeniable.” “We’re incredibly excited about what we’ve got in store for the next couple of years. We’re creating a range of new more-convenient food solutions, working with a number of large Australian retail food providers to transform their product offerings, and investing heavily in new technology to create better delivery and food experiences.” PBCo. is also working with a range of commercial partners to launch high protein, low carb and no added sugar foods into the market to be announced over the course of 2019. This is on the back of our success with the launch of multiple low carb, no added sugar mixes with Muffin Break around Australia. Fried chicken gets the healthy zing it needs – goes low carb 2019-02-04T04:44:51Z fried-chicken-gets-the-healthy-zing-it-needs-goes-low-carb-1 Which one are you, Original or Hot n Spicy? Get your taste buds flowing this party season by frying up a storm and being the toast of the party. Now everything can be crumbed. Chicken, fish, halloumi, cheese, YES cheese, cauliflower, eggplant, the question now is what can’t be crumbed… Got mates that are keto, vegan, fried chicken lovers, even gluten-free, yes this low carb crumb ticks all the boxes while getting that finger licking goodness!. With 66% less carbs than a normal bread crumb, WOW, and packed with the goodness of an amazing 35% plant protein, you are not going to look back on all your favourite crumbed foods. And yes, it’s gluten-free! Luke Hopkins, co-founder of PBCo. said: “If we’re going to make Australians fitter, healthier and happier, it’s not going to happen by getting them to cut out all the foods they love, it’s by giving them better, tastier and healthier options for all the foods they love!”. So let’s bring fried chicken back and make it even bigger and better by making low carb available for everyone! About PBCo. Going from strength to strength, we make healthy living fun with our range of nutritionally enhanced foods. From our range of low carb baking mixes that are sold in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, we now create and innovate across a range of categories with our low carb products. Innovation is in our DNA and we also sell low carb muffins to Muffin Break and work with other commercial manufacturers to make bigger, better and healthier low carb products for their customers. And together, we make people fitter, healthier and happier! ORIX Australia launches MOOV Vehicle Acquisition Platform for SMEs 2019-01-30T01:33:17Z orix-australia-launches-moov-vehicle-acquisition-platform-for-smes Sydney, Australia – January 30, 2019 – ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) has launched an Australian industry-first, end-to-end online vehicle acquisition platform designed specifically for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including sole traders. The new platform, MOOV, enables Australian SMEs to view and compare vehicle specifications and costs, see financing options at a glance, and order the vehicle. SMEs can now do this all online at their leisure, wherever they are, reducing common frustrations with acquiring a vehicle. “Australia is home to 2.1m[1] SMEs and sole traders, many of which need a simple and reliable way to acquire vehicles; MOOV was created specifically for those companies as they simply don’t have the time to visit dealers to compare vehicles or wait in call centre queues to discuss available financing options,” said Mary Moran, General Manager – Business Solutions, ORIX Australia. “By moving the entire process online, SMEs can reduce the hassle involved in the traditional vehicle buying process, while benefiting from ORIX’s fleet expertise and nationwide fleet-buying power.” MOOV provides a range of financing options including finance lease, operating lease, business vehicle loan or buying outright. Leasing provides SMEs with cash flow predictability and may free up capital that can be better invested elsewhere in the business. Regardless of the financing option selected, associated vehicle related expenses, such as fuel, tolls and scheduled maintenance, can be bundled together with the lease payments into a single monthly itemised invoice for convenience and transparency. “We want to provide a more efficient experience for all of our SME customers,” said Moran. “Recent news of tightening credit conditions may lead them to consider financing options beyond traditional sources. The flexibility of our MOOV platform, backed with our expertise in fleet solutions, provides SMEs with an easy and transparent way to explore flexible financing options to meet tomorrow’s challenges, which for many SMEs, includes a thorough revaluation of what mobility actually means to their business.” <ENDS> About ORIX Australia Corporation Limited ORIX is a global diversified financial services organisation listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IX) and Nikkei 225 (TYO: 8591). In Asia Pacific, ORIX is one of the largest fleet management operations in the region. Through our innovative solutions, including the award-winning OneView customer portal, vehicle pooling and telematics platforms, we work with our clients to get more value from their vehicles and to manage the evolving risks of a mobile workforce. [1] ABS Counts of Australian Business 8165.0, Feb 2016 and ASBFEO calculations (excludes nano businesses with no GST role) Polyvox Named Distributor of LogiSon Acoustic Network 2019-01-28T23:11:16Z polyvox-named-distributor-of-logison-acoustic-network Sydney, NSW, Australia – 29 January 2019 – K.R. Moeller Associates Ltd. (KRM), a global developer and manufacturer of sound masking technology, today announced a new exclusive distributor for its LogiSon products in Australia. Effective immediately, Polyvox Pty Ltd. will provide clients in this market with the leading networked sound masking system, the LogiSon Acoustic Network, as well as hotel masking device, MODIO Guestroom Acoustic Control.   Polyvox is a Sydney-based company that designs, supplies and installs sound masking solutions to improve speech privacy, noise control and occupant comfort in facilities such as commercial offices, hospitals, bank branches, hotels, and more. Its Australian representation of the LogiSon and MODIO brands came about due to the like-minded vision of both companies to offer clients the most effective sound masking technology to address their acoustic needs.   Led by acoustic engineers, Danny Henriques and Attila Szabo, Polyvox clients benefit from their extensive experience planning and implementing acoustic solutions for high-profile Sydney building projects such as the Greenland Tower, Darling Square Precinct, Barangaroo Towers and International House, as well as their complementary skills in audio engineering, building and construction, and project management.   Niklas Moeller, Vice President, KRM, emphasizes the importance of working with seasoned distribution teams. “It’s essential for us to work with representatives who are knowledgeable in the field of acoustics and who also understand clients’ local building and construction requirements,” said Moeller. “We’re confident that Danny and Attila’s lengthy experience will benefit clients and we look forward to working closely with them,” he added.   “When considering sound masking technologies, there was no question that we wanted to provide our clients the best solutions available, and that’s the LogiSon Acoustic Network and MODIO Guestroom Acoustic Control” said Danny Henriques, Director, Polyvox.   “KRM’s continued focus on research and development throughout their 40-year history is impressive,” added Attila Szabo, Director, Polyvox. “Their commitment to ensuring the best possible results for clients is evidenced by ground-breaking product releases such as TARGET—software that accurately tunes the sound to the required spectrum, ensuring a consistent and comfortable masking effect throughout each installation.”   KRM’s sound masking technology has been installed in Australia’s workplaces for over 20 years, including facilities occupied by National Australia Bank, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Veda Advantage (acquired by Equifax in 2016), Stryker Corporation, and RACQ.   The LogiSon Acoustic Network was previously distributed in Australia through local office fit-out design company, Multibuild, who recently decided to step down in order to focus on other aspects of their business.   About LogiSon Acoustic Network Launched by K.R. Moeller Associates Ltd. in 2003, the LogiSon Acoustic Network is the world’s first networked sound masking system. Networked architecture provides the flexibility to adjust settings as needs change, without incurring significant cost or disruption to operations. For more information, visit www.logison.com.   About MODIO Guestroom Acoustic Control MODIO is a commercial-grade sound masking device designed by K.R. Moeller Associates Ltd. specifically to address noise problems in hotel guest rooms. Guests can control their room’s acoustic ambience the same way they control temperature and lighting. For more information, visit www.modio.audio.   About K.R. Moeller Associates Ltd. K.R. Moeller Associates Ltd. (KRM) is a global developer and manufacturer of sound masking technology. KRM is committed to product innovation and high-quality customer service, as well as to providing sound masking education for clients and related professionals. KRM is headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and is a privately-held company.   For more information on Polyvox Pty Ltd, visit www.polyvox.com.au.   -30-   For more information and interview requests, please contact: Colleen Finnegan, Finnegan Communications Canada: 1.647.341.3240 / 1.416.618.4605 colleen@finneganpr.ca