The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-06T21:40:53Z STX Technology introduces the new XRH v2 range of the Industrial Vehicle Mount Computer and Monitor Range 2019-01-06T21:40:53Z stx-technology-introduces-the-new-xrh-v2-range-of-the-industrial-vehicle-mount-computer-and-monitor-range The ongoing improvement of our product lines is a main focus for STX Technology. Incorporating customer feedback with our progressive design ideas has produced an updated version of the XRH Vehicle Mount Range. Combining all the proven features of its predecessor, the new version comes in a completely redesigned enclosure with automotive power connectors. The XRH v2 range products are offered in 2 different versions: all-in-one touch screen computers and touch screen monitors-only. The XRH7000 v2 in-vehicle PCs are a preferred choice for projects where limited space and maximum performance are the key factors. A compact, strong enclosure packed with the latest technology ensures reliable and effective operation in virtually any condition. The XRH4000 v2 monitor-only is a solution for clients with existing hardware, designed to enhance their existing equipment. This product offers a high-quality touch screen designed specifically for in-vehicle use. The updated design presents a new silver colour finish on the strong aluminium enclosure. Its front panel (equivalent to IP65 waterproof rating) features the twin stereo speakers and a new set of controls to adjust the brightness of the screen. The rear side is home to the new 4 pin and 12 pin DT automotive power connectors as well as USB, Ethernet, GSM and GPS connectors (optional, available only for the XRH7000 v2). Another exclusive feature of the new XRH v2 is a Lithium Iron 1100mah battery as a power input option alongside the standard 8~33VDC input. Both the XRH7000 v2 and XRH4000 v2 are available in screen sizes from 8 to 15 inches. Available with resistive touch displays offering a lifetime of over 100 million touches, wide viewing angle and 400 nits standard brightness. For extremely bright environments the screen can be optionally upgraded to 600 or 1000 nits. All units are available with a choice of RAM Ball or VESA mounting. The XRH7000 v2 vehicle mounted touch computer is a logical evolution of the previous generation. It has the same key features such as a 2.0GHz Intel® Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 120GB SSD and an operating system of your choice. Available OS options are Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Linux and Android. All-in-one vehicle computers are available for configuration with upgrade options including Dual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G and GPS.  The original XRH range will be available for purchase alongside the new XRH v2 for the near future. These options offer a wide choice for new customers as well as a legacy product for existing customers who want to add new units to their current project. The new XRH v2 is exclusive to the Australian market. In 2018, STX Technology re-organised its product lines including X7000 Harsh Environment Touch Computer range and the X7200 Industrial Panel PCs range, introduced the new KB-range, presented new options for current products including updated CPU, RAM, SSD, more finish colours, new light sensor, connectors, power options and accessories. STX Technology has a diverse product line-up including an extensive selection of Harsh Environment Touch Computers and Monitors, Industrial Panel PCs and Monitors, Large Format Computers and Monitors, Vehicle Mounted Computers and Monitors and Touch Screen Kiosks. For over 16 years STX Technology has provided industrial touch computing solutions to companies around the world. Contact the STX Technology Team for more information or to request a quote. More information and product pictures are available on request STX Technology: Website LinkedIn Facebook YouTube ASI Solutions wins unified communications contract with Transport NSW 2018-12-20T22:35:10Z asi-solutions-wins-unified-communications-contract-with-transport-nsw Sydney, Thursday 20th December, 2018 – ASI Solutions has been awarded a $1.2 million contract to deploy Skype for Business with Transport NSW. The 5 year contract commenced a month ago and is expected to conclude in 2023. “ASI is proud to be deploying Skype for Business as the preferred unified communications service for Transport NSW” said ASI Solutions Director, Justin Lowe. The last 12 months has seen incredible results for ASI Solutions and some extremely large new accounts. Earlier this year, ASI was named on the NSW end-user device and services contract (C999) and more recently won a position on the Victorian state government’s newly established end-user compute panel.  “Regardless of their sector, everyone wants to be on the cutting edge of technology” said Lowe. “At ASI we see our role as a solutions provider to work with our customers to ensure their digital transformation journey has a profound impact on their business processes, models, as well as satisfying the expectations of their modern workforce and, most importantly, their customer base.” About ASI Solutions ASI Solutions has been a provider of innovative and pioneering business technology solutions to Australian private and public sector organisations for over 30 years.  We choose innovative technology solutions which are matched to each client¹s unique business needs, taking a solutions oriented approach and working to deliver a clear return on investment. Our global technology offerings and professional implementation model provides greater efficiency and returns for all customers. We make this happen with real insight into the external forces impacting IT environments, and we balance the needs of business to help our customers’ transition to the operating challenges of tomorrow. https://www.asi.com.au/ CBD Movers Launches Competitive Relocation Packages For Brisbane Customers 2018-12-08T14:11:11Z cbd-movers-launches-competitive-relocation-packages-for-brisbane-customers-1 Relocating is a very hectic job and is next to impossible if you don't have the right kind of resources and tools. Very often people plan to take the relocation in their hands knowing about the consequences it brings with it but the main reason to carry the move themselves is to save the money but have you ever thought that moving heavy furniture without supervision can cause you fatal injuries and even damage your valuables. To counter the costing issues of valued Brisbane customers, CBD Movers has come up with exciting budget moving packages that give you premium moving experience yet aren't hard on your pocket.  While interacting with Rick S, Junior Manager, CBD movers Brisbane, we came to know about the main reason why their moving rates are so competitive. He explained that moving jobs requires special training and equipment. With years of experience in the removal industry and a team of the best removalists of Brisbane, they were able to reduce the cost after years of analysis and job requirements without compromising the move quality and time duration.  As the moving market is on the verge of expansion, cost-cutting is a must to stay ahead of the competitors and have a stable growth.  We wish CBD Movers a very best in their new initiative Vehicle Move Plans to Shake Up the Automotive Transport Market 2018-12-06T06:49:31Z vehicle-move-plans-to-shake-up-the-automotive-transport-market Vehicle Move, a leading provider in ecommerce has just introduced plans to release a version of the system that will shake up the Australian vehicle transport industry. Company representative Ben Smith has advised that the transportation industry has long required an overhaul and consumers need a better system to manage and obtain competitive pricing when it comes to transportation of our second most valuable asset, the motor vehicle. With a high end development that required over 2 years in the making, Vehicle Move is set to introduce to car boat and motorbike transport providers and offer a comprehensive membership to trial the system for free. This will allow a select number of transporters to trial the system, obtain live interstate vehicle transport leads whilst providing invaluable feedback to the development company. About the Vehicle Transport Company: The company provides consumers with competitve transportation quotes from a comprehensive list of professional car carrying companies Australia wide. Acting as a facilitator and gathering quotes in real time for the customer, making it the most recommended and simple system to connect with car carriers to meet customer requirements. Find out more info at www.vehiclemove.com.au News: Industry 4.0 Innovator Launches Free Tool to Help Manufacturing and Industrial Businesses Save Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Each Year 2018-12-05T01:31:17Z news-industry-4-0-innovator-launches-free-tool-to-help-manufacturing-and-industrial-businesses-save-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-each-year Brisbane, December 5, 2018 - MOVUS, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched a free tool to help asset owners, reliability and maintenance teams, operations and technology executives quickly estimate the financial benefits of condition-based maintenance (vs. reactive and preventive maintenance) in their organisation. Built by engineers for engineers, MOVUS’ ROI Calculator provides either a basic or advanced interface to help professionals understand the potential cost savings they could make by minimising unplanned downtime and reducing maintenance costs, while extending equipment lifetime. The ROI calculator is a quick and easy to use resource for maintenance staff, planners, plant and production managers, operations professionals and executives to develop a business case for condition-based maintenance in their organisations. MOVUS also provides easy-to-adopt, tangible solutions via its FitMachine® sensor and dashboard to then deliver on these efficiencies for those keen to establish a condition-based maintenance strategy, but don’t know how or where to start. “As the voice of the Industry 4.0 technology in Australia, we are committed to educating the relevant industries on the benefits - financial, operational and environmental - of condition-based equipment maintenance,” said Brad Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We are simultaneously dedicated to then delivering the actual solutions needed to achieve these outcomes. We have done this by developing the most cost-effective, and easy-to-use and technologically advanced solution in our FitMachine platform. Businesses can literally save hundreds of thousands of dollars by moving to condition monitoring, so it’s a no brainer to instigate an initiative like this.” FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial wireless bluetooth sensor, industrial gateway, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and artificial intelligence engine. The system automatically monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are machine health, degradation, utilisation, energy consumption and more. For more information about MOVUS, please visit https://www.movus.com.au/ or to get started with the ROI Calculator and learn how to save money, visit https://www.movus.com.au/roi/. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with customers in the Asia Pacific region and across several industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. About Industry 4.0 Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0 as a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. Smarter City Solutions virtual parking permit revolution at Mosman Council 2018-12-03T03:37:17Z smarter-city-solutions-virtual-parking-permit-revolution-at-mosman-council-1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sydney, Australia, December, 2018 - Mosman residents will no longer need to stick parking permits on their car windscreens with the arrival of a sophisticated online parking permit system which has seen Mosman become the first local government area to introduce virtual permits in NSW.  Smarter City Solutions (previously known as CellOPark Australia Pty Ltd) the leading digital parking provider in Australia, has worked with Mosman Council to revolutionise the Residential Parking Scheme (RPS) within the municipality. Using the Smarter City vPermit platform and integrating with the councils internal Civica Authority system as well as an external Document Verification Service (DVS), local residents are able to register and pay for their residential permits online.  “This was a great project and highlighted our agility and ability to deliver on time and well within budget”, says Managing Director of Smarter City Solutions Ori Almog. “By redefining how permits were managed and providing multifaceted online automation has greatly improved the efficiency and customer satisfaction for both the council and the residents.” How it works: Applicants simply create an account on the virtual permit system (mosman.vpermit.com.au), upload a photo or scan of their driver’s licence showing their Mosman address and fill in a few details. The system then, using Robotic Process Automation & image recognition, validates eligibility against council systems and provides the option to pay online. Permit holders then have an online account where they can self-manage vehicle and personal details. Mosman Council General Manager Dominic Johnson said the new online parking permit system is a sophisticated set-up with permit holders now able to securely complete the renewal process entirely online within minutes and instantly update their details, including change of vehicle details, up to four times a year. “It reduces the need for paperwork, speeds up processing, reduces waiting times for face-to-face appointments at our customer service desks and allows greater flexibility when changing vehicles, although of course, if assistance is required, residents may still come to council to speak with our customer service team,”Mr Johnson said. To find out more, head to www.SmarterCity.com.au About Smarter City Solutions (SCS) What is known today as Smarter City Solutions started out 10 years ago as CellOPark Australia – a leading provider of smarter parking solutions, utilising the latest technologies, such as IoT and RPA for councils and universities.  Smarter City Solutions was founded with the vision of making city life easy and seamless for both the residents and those who operate it. We believe that technology should not only solve the problems of today, but also be able to meet the challenges of tomorrow. That’s why everything we do starts with the customer in mind, is scalable and sustainable in its essence, and is fully integrated every step of the way. About Mosman Council Mosman is a place of history and beauty, located 8 kilometres north-east of the CBD on Sydney’s lower north shore. It is one of Australia’s premier suburbs, with an unmatched setting on Sydney Harbour. As a destination, Mosman today is a great place to sample some unique Sydney heritage. The area is home to the world-famous Taronga Zoo, as well as excellent harbourside swimming and recreation areas, top restaurants, and high-end retail experiences.     Fleet Effect Receives Triple ISO Certification 100% Electronically 2018-11-29T02:05:39Z fleet-effect-receives-triple-iso-certification-100-electronically MELBOURNE, Victoria, 29th November 2018 Fleet Effect, a leading Australian transport technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has just achieved ISO certification for Quality, OHS and Environmental Management.  And more importantly they achieved it using the systems they offer to clients in Transport, Manufacturing and Agriculture industries. These certifications establish the company as a leader in quality and safety management systems in Australia. Taking the effort to implement an integrated management system ensures we meet high global standards and is committed to innovation having completed the process electronically and without paper. After recently becoming Australia’s leading mobile technology partner for Upvise, the certifications represent double significance because they used this mobile technology platform as a key component to achieve the certification 100% electronically. Courtney Smith, CEO, Fleet Effect, stated: “Usually the task of gaining ISO certification is onerous for transport companies, because they have to produce truckloads of paper records to show evidence that they’re following all of the required policies and procedures.  For us to be able to efficiently achieve Quality (ISO 9001:2105), OHS (AS/NZS 4801) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001) certification using the digital framework that we offer to market is a super validation we can add tremendous value to transport when the regulators are asking the same” Being officially certified by DLSCI under JAS ANZ demonstrates the company’s desire to practice what they preach.  It also shows that Fleet Effect are taking responsibility for the well-being of their people and customers, while setting a robust example for the transport Industry in relation to the impact on the environment. Courtney added: “Certification to these standards now provides a platform to continuously improve on the standards we have set, and we look forward to continuing to build our market presence in 2019”. ORIX’s new Innovation GM is ready to drive further transformation 2018-11-25T23:35:40Z orixs-new-innovation-gm-is-ready-to-drive-further-transformation Sydney, Australia – November 26, 2018 – ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) has announced that Richard Hilliard has joined the team as General Manager, Technology and Innovation of ORIX Australia. Known for its willingness to push new boundaries in digital transformation, ORIX was recognised in the AFR Most Innovative Companies list in 2017 and 2018. Hilliard will lead the fleet management company through the next stage of its digital journey, overseeing all platforms, integrations and internal processes to manage the large volumes of fleet data ORIX provides to its customers through its client platform, OneView. “We see innovation as a commitment to providing better client outcomes, and it’s embedded in all aspects of our culture,” commented Reggie Cabal, CEO and Managing Director of ORIX Australia & NZ. “With Richard’s background in financial services and digital transformation, we’re looking forward to further challenging old ways of working in the fleet industry.” Hilliard spent the last three years leading digital transformation at Aussie Home Loans, and has over 20 years’ experience in delivering complex change across the financial services sector. He says he finds ORIX’s attitude towards transformation refreshing, as the leadership team clearly see it as the driving force in ORIX’s future. “There is a huge opportunity to use the vehicle data we have to further improve our customer experience, and help them reduce costs and optimise their asset use,” he says. He is also excited to bring his knowledge and experience to an industry that is undergoing such significant transformation globally. “This is a chance to work in the dynamic mobility market, where electric vehicles and driverless cars are inevitable. ORIX sees that as an opportunity, rather than a threat, and is leading the way in its focus on what that means for its clients.” Hilliard says his main motivation is building effective partnerships and high-performing teams who get close to the customer, and he’s been surprised and delighted by the deep industry knowledge and passion of his new team at ORIX. “They’ve already delivered some great achievements, so we have a strong base to build on.” ORIX has just released its new customer reporting, providing insights including fleet efficiency tracking, driver behaviour monitoring and fleet performance against industry benchmarks. Hilliard will now focus on meeting customers to understand how ORIX can make their lives easier, so the organisation can continue to drive positive change. <ENDS> About ORIX Australia Corporation Limited ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) is one of the world’s leading fleet management companies. In Australia and New Zealand, we’ve provided fleet management, commercial vehicle rentals and leasing and novated leasing for more than 30 years. Through our innovative solutions, including the award-winning OneView platform, ORIX Share and ORIXi, we help our clients get more value from their vehicles and manage the evolving risks of a mobile workforce. NSW PLANNING MINISTER TO OPEN $MULTI-MILLION STATE-OF-THE-ART ASPHALT PLANT IN WESTERN SYDNEY 2018-11-22T01:20:40Z nsw-planning-minister-to-open-multi-million-state-of-the-art-asphalt-plant-in-western-sydney MEDIA ALERT THURSDAY 22 NOV, 2018 FOR YOUR DIARY The NSW Minister for Planning and Housing, and Special Minister of State, Anthony Roberts, will officially open a new $20M Asphalt Plant at St Marys in Western Sydney on Monday, November 26 at 10.30am. The facility, which is operated by State Asphalts NSW (a division of the Kypreos Group) is significant because it represents growing business confidence in the Western Sydney region due to the focus by the NSW Government on infrastructure development and improvement.  Also in attendance will be: Prue Car, MP Member for Londonderry, Shadow Minister for SkillsRoss Fowler, Mayor of PenrithGreg Davies, Deputy Mayor of PenrithStephen Bali, Mayor of BlacktownTony Bleasdale, Deputy Mayor of Blacktown Media representatives are welcome to attend the official opening of the St Marys Asphalt Plant by Minister Anthony Roberts at 67-73 Links Road, St Marys at 10.15am. The event starts at 10.30am. Parking is available onsite. Further Information: Bill Pickering, Hugo Halliday PR & Marketing M: 0404 074 299 or bill.pickering@hugohalliday.com   Freelancer acquires enterprise freight marketplace Channel 40, launches global freight marketplace Freightlancer Inc. 2018-11-21T00:25:31Z freelancer-acquires-enterprise-freight-marketplace-channel-40-launches-global-freight-marketplace-freightlancer-inc Freelancer Limited (ASX: FLN), the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted, has acquired Channel 40, an enterprise marketplace connecting freight owners with transport operators. Simultaneously with the acquisition, the company announced the launch of Freightlancer.com, a global marketplace for freight, shipping & transportation spanning from complex enterprise haulage to consumer metro deliveries, powered by the world’s largest human labour cloud of over 30 million freelancers in 247 countries, regions and territories. Channel 40 was started in 2016 by mining executive Tom Cavanagh, who also founded, and is CEO of, EMS Group, one of Australia’s largest underground mining and tunnelling service providers. Channel 40 primarily services the construction, mining, tunnelling, rail and oil & gas industries, with over 6,000 freight operators in its marketplace. In the last 12 months, Channel 40 has shipped over $4.5 million of freight within Asia Pacific, as well as internationally to the United States and Europe. “Today we are excited to announce both the acquisition of Channel 40 and the launch of Freightlancer, our global marketplace for freight, shipping and transportation,” said Freelancer.com Chief Executive Matt Barrie. “Freightlancer is powered by the world’s largest human labour cloud of over 30 million freelancers, our rapidly growing Enterprise division and our global payments business Escrow.com. “The acquisition of Channel 40 and the launch of Freightlancer.com represent the first productized vertical for Freelancer.com, specializing in end-to-end solutions within a single job area. This builds on our Local Jobs offering and taps into the the Freelancer.com API, delivering a global pool of liquidity for the freight logistics industry, around the world,” Mr. Barrie said. “We are thrilled to be joining Freightlancer,” said Channel 40 Chief Executive Josh Mullens. “Our business and global domain expertise in transportation, shipping and logistics, combined with the global scale of the Freelancer.com and Escrow.com businesses is a phenomenal combination.” Manny Pereira, Chief Executive of MPC Global, said: “Getting our purchases to the United States through Freightlancer is always easy. The team there manage the whole thing for us, and I have never had a problem with our shipments.” Benjamin Carter from Redpath Mining said: “We’ve been using Freightlancer.com to service our road freight needs across Australia, with our loads varying from one or two pallets, to multiple trailers. It is a great platform for obtaining competitive pricing at short notice. We’ve been able to move our equipment to where it needs to be at very short notice with competitive pricing. “We've saved time and cost to move freight since using Freightlancer.com, and if not for the use of the platform, more time and effort would have been wasted obtaining competitive prices to suit our delivery requirements.” For more information, contact: Sebastián SiselesVice-President, Internationalt: +1 415 801 2271 sebastian@freelancer.com Leon Spencer Director of Communications +61 409 048 569 lspencer@freelancer.com Helma KusumaCommunications Manager, Asia+62 812 104 9853helma@freelancer.com About ​Freelancer​ ® - Eleven-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted. More than 30 million registered users have posted over 14 million jobs and contests to date in over 1,000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, astrophysics, aerospace and engineering. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN. Freelancer owns StartCon, Australia's largest startup and growth conference, WarriorForum.com, the world’s largest Internet marketing community & marketplace, and Escrow.com, the world’s largest provider of secure online escrow and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet. About Freightlancer - Freightlancer is a combination of a marketplace and management system, but with a global reach. It’s simplifying the supply chain for freight owners and transport companies.  Freightlancer services the mining, construction, tunnelling, rail, oil & gas industries, as well as adding the new service of providing rapid metro delivery with the network of over  30 million freelancers from the Freelancer.com global marketplace. Freightlancer facilitates the fast, reliable and cost efficient transport of freight while ensuring a high standard of compliance. Freightlancer is a subsidiary of Freelancer Limited (ASX:FLN). Truckline to focus on facilities investment 2018-11-20T04:08:21Z truckline-to-focus-on-facilities-investment Hi There , Cost Effective Rubbish Removals in Melbourne 2018-11-19T03:07:38Z remove-your-rubbish-in-cost-effective-way-in-sydney We are a professional Rubbish Removal company in Melbourne that gives rubbish removal a fresh take. At All Trash OZ, any job, large or small is our expertise.  We are a Rubbish Removal Service that offers: ·         Domestic / Household Waste Disposal and Collection ·         Builders Waste ·         Commercial Waste ·         Industrial Waste ·         Recycling ·         Small Demolitions Just the great service of our equipment, and our men to get your job done. 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We also recycle as much as possible, helping you to keep the costs of your removal down, and the environment green.  Your place will be spotless after our hire as our Melbourne rubbish men aren't just good with their muscles loading your rubbish, but also with the broom, cleaning up your rubbish area after the rubbish has been loaded.  Once your rubbish is loaded onto our truck, our men will do a thorough sweep up & blower leaving your place spotless. Web:https://melbournecarsremoval.com.au/junk-cars-removal-melbourne/ Smarter City Solutions Wins in Parking Industry Awards 2018-11-16T04:11:50Z smarter-city-solutions-wins-in-parking-industry-awards For Immediate Release Lane Cove, NSW, Australia – 16 Nov. 2018 - Smarter City Solutions (formerly known as CellOPark Australia) has been named as winner of the Excellence in Technology & Innovation – On Street category at the 2018 Parking Industry Awards. The award was presented at an industry dinner at The Star Gold Coast on 1 November, attended by over 300 members of the parking community. Smarter City Solutions was also the finalist for Excellence in Technology & Innovation – Off Street, Outstanding Marketing Communications and Parking Organisation of the Year.  The On Street project for Warrnambool City Council that lead to the win was an innovative implementation of all three Smarter City Solutions platforms, integrated with State-of-the-art Pay by Plate machines.  The Pay-by-app solution CellOPark has no additional cost to motorists and allows a seamless one-tap parking experience with their smartphone. The Virtual Permit platform vPermit allows Warrnambool residents, contractors and commuters an online portal for managing permits and vCompliance infringement life-cycle management was introduced with minimal hardware and investment by the council, lowering TCO, speeding up procurement and enabling an advanced mobile enforcement solution, including LPR, to be implemented. The other awards Smarter City Solutions were the finalists for included Australia’s first off-street watch app with a fully integrated on-street, off-street and pre-booking parking payment solution, an exciting multi-month car giveaway for CellOPark Premium users and an award for the business itself as Parking Organisation of the Year, supported by references and case studies from all around Australia.  The prestigious Parking Industry Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations for excellence, outstanding facilities and innovation throughout the parking sector. Through showcasing best practice and rewarding exceptional contributions, the Awards aim to highlight the industry’s commitment to raising the standards of the parking industry.  Entries to the 2018 Parking Industry Awards were judged by a panel of nine national and international industry professionals. Managing Director Ori Almog said “We join Warrnambool City Council in thanking Parking Australia for recognising this innovative implementation of a Smarter City strategy. Warrnambool’s foresight has enabled their constituents to enjoy a progressive parking solution that will continue to lead the way for years to come. I’d also like to thank Parking Australia for recognising us in the other categories we were finalists in. We look forward to working hard to achieve a win in them next year.” "The Awards submissions demonstrated exceptionally high standards and show a strong commitment towards excellence across each sector of the industry. We applaud winners and finalists for pursuing the type of innovations that drive the parking industry forward, as well as campaigns that provide an enhanced level of customer experience," said Parking Australia Interim CEO, Lorraine Duffy. About Smarter City Solutions We founded Smarter City Solutions with the vision of making city life easy and seamless for both the residents and those who operate it. We believe that technology should not only solve the problems of today, but also be able to meet the challenges of tomorrow. That’s why everything we do starts with the residents in mind, is scalable and sustainable in its essence, and is fully integrated every step of the way. Head to www.smartercity.com.au to learn more. About the Parking Industry Awards Industry association, Parking Australia, operate the prestigious Parking Industry Awards program which distinguishes outstanding achievement and excellence in the Australian parking industry, recognising leading examples of new car park development and refurbishment, excellence in innovation and technology, outstanding marketing and communications, and exceptional use of on street and public space, as well as individual achievers and the parking organisation of the year. Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T00:48:31Z rimini-street-expands-investment-and-operations-in-asia-pacific AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 16, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of its new subsidiary, Rimini Street New Zealand Limited, and the opening of its new office in Auckland to address the growing demand for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive support services in New Zealand. Rimini Street’s expansion was announced at a gala event held at The Northern Club in Auckland, where clients, local IT leaders and the special guest of honor, Ambassador Scott P. Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, were hosted by Rimini Street’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Powell, and Rimini Street corporate senior executives. Growing demand for IT optimisation and a business-driven IT roadmap Rimini Street launched its new subsidiary in response to the region’s increasing desire for software support solutions that can help optimise their IT spend and enable them to liberate significant funding for their business transformation initiatives. Rimini Street already supports nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2Degrees Mobile, Refining New Zealand and The University of Auckland. By switching to Rimini Street support from the vendor’s support, organisations have saved up to 90 percent of the total cost of maintenance of their SAP and Oracle software assets and are able to run their current ERP releases with no forced upgrades for a minimum of 15 years from the date they switched support. Rimini Street clients also benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 15-minute response times for critical Priority 1 cases. In addition, each client is assigned a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years’ experience in their particular enterprise software system, backed by a broader team of technical experts. By switching their support to Rimini Street, organisations are able to take back control of their IT roadmaps with a ”business-driven roadmap” strategy that provides much more flexibility and value compared to the vendor roadmap, allowing CIOs to focus on creating value and providing competitive advantage for growth. “Organisations in New Zealand, both public and private, spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on their annual enterprise software support and maintenance, yet see little return from this significant spend,” said Andrew Powell, general manager, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street. “Our conversations with CIOs are squarely focused on how we can help them dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of their stable, mature enterprise systems as part of a hybrid computing model and business-driven roadmap, and as a result, we are experiencing increased demand in the region. With Rimini Street, organisations have the option to break free from the seemingly never-ending upgrade cycle dictated by the vendor’s roadmap – an expensive and disruptive path for companies to undertake just to stay fully supported. With our new operation in Auckland, we are better able to engage with and support organisations in New Zealand who want to significantly cut their software support spend and take back control of their IT roadmaps.” Region at risk of “falling behind” on innovation Recent research from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Rimini Street, found that enterprises in the ANZ region plan to spend the second-least amount on IT innovation in the world in the next 12 months, and they plan to increase their IT innovation spend by just 6.31% in the 12 months following the survey, well below the global average of 10.94%. “New Zealand is famous for innovation, but it is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world,” continued Powell. “New Zealand CIOs know that it’s important to spend their IT budgets on more than daily operations. With budget pressures between operating costs and the need to invest in innovation, CIOs need to reassess the value of existing support arrangements and explore better software support options designed to provide a greater ROI. Rimini Street enables CIOs in New Zealand to unlock significant savings and redirect that funding into critical innovation initiatives.” To download an eBook summary of the survey, “The State of Innovation: Priorities and Challenges,” click here. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. 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All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. New GPS tracking system allows companies to manage assets in a smarter and more efficient way 2018-11-15T03:27:50Z new-gps-tracking-system-allows-companies-to-manage-assets-in-a-smarter-and-more-efficient-way AUSTRALIA, 15 November 2018 –Verizon Connect is expanding its fleet management system REVEAL with a solution that enables customers to manage assets in addition to their vehicles. With the new GPS tracking system for assets, companies can gain insight into the location and performance of valuable assets such as cranes, trailers and excavators. As a result, they will be able to deploy their assets optimally, plan maintenance more efficiently and help reduce the risk of theft and other types of unauthorised usage. Insight in location, usage and productivity assets Similar to the REVEAL system for vehicles, the new asset tracking system offers the ability to access data in both near real time and historically to understand where equipment is and where it has been. It is also possible to see if machinery is running and how often it is used. This gives users and managers insights into equipment utilization, and determining which assets should be moved elsewhere within the organisation or perhaps cycled out of use. Asset maintenance and control REVEAL’s asset tracking solution also offers users a variety of options to help minimise theft risk and other unauthorised usage. For example, it is possible to set up alerts that send managers a warning when equipment is turned on or moved outside of working hours – or when machinery is moved outside of its designated location. To help companies plan the maintenance of their assets more efficiently and maximise uptime, REVEAL’s asset tracking solution also enables companies to record when trailers and other equipment are due for maintenance. For each asset, the system keeps a log and alerts can be configured based on planned maintenance or predetermined options, including engine hours. One online dashboard With REVEAL, users can track all of their assets via an online dashboard. They can choose to view the status or location of one specific piece of equipment, or view all equipment at a cluster level. The solution also offers quick search and a tag-based filter option.   Global leader in fleet management solutions Jim McKinlay, General Manager, APAC, Verizon Connect: “We’re growing quickly and are expanding our services. With the launch of our GPS tracking system for assets, we’re strengthening our position in the market. Many companies in the Australian and New Zealand markets already rely on our solution to help them manage their vehicles and employees, but being able to track other valuable equipment and assets will further help them drive efficiencies, lower operational costs and improve their planning.” Verizon Connect was recently identified as the leading provider of fleet management solutions globally and in the Americas, according to the Fleet Management in the Americas – 8th Edition report from analyst firm Berg Insight. About Verizon Connect Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimising and revolutionising the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions. For more on Verizon Connect, visit https://www.verizonconnect.com/au/