The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-08-16T02:50:16Z Cross Yarra Partnership aims to create sustainable stations 2017-08-16T02:50:16Z cross-yarra-partnership-aims-to-create-sustainable-stations The Victorian Government has finally settled on contractors and designs for the $11-billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel project. The consortium responsible for the project development, known as The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP), will be made up of world-class construction and tunneling contractors including, Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital. Lendlease has previously worked with the Victorian Government on the East West Link, until the project was cancelled in 2015.The announcement came after what has been described as an extensive and competitive bidding process for the twin nine-kilometer rail tunnels project that will run from South Kensington to South Yarra. The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority’s (MMRA) focus is to not only create easier access rail travel for locals and tourists, but to also build more sustainable infrastructure than previous projects. According to their Sustainability Principles and Approach document, released in April 2016, the MMRA wants to improve environmental protection, public perception, design longevity, more resilient systems and social inclusion through the project via the selected contractors.   The MMRA’s Director of Delivery and Development Peter Wilkinson will be discussing this and other Metro Tunnel updates at the 8th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference on the 28th and 29th of November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Speakers at the conference will discuss major infrastructure projects throughout Victoria and will revolve around the state government’s $9.6-billion injection of funds into the Victorian infrastructure arena in response to both predicted population and economic growth. The two-day conference will see over 200 senior executives from both private and public sectors attend educative and innovative presentations regarding the states infrastructure projects.    Wilkinson has over 30 years’ experience within the industry, and has worked on projects both nationally and internationally. Now currently overseeing the design and delivery processes of the Metro Tunnel, part of Wilkinson’s position is to confirm that both the project’s design and construction fits into the MMRA’s outlined sustainability framework.    The MMRA will work with contractors in development stages using modern-design techniques to make the new stations as sustainable as possible. Part of the project’s plan requires The CYP contractors to optimise environmental technology and thinking to utlise energy, water and material saving initiatives in the stations’ designs. This was outlined to ensure that Melbourne's increasing number of infrastructure projects leave a more environmentally and resident friendly city.   The proposed stations being produced in the tunnel project include Arden, Parkville, CBD North and South and Domain. The new designs were created with the aim for the buildings to seamlessly fit into Melbourne's existing and developing infrastructure, the Victorian Government's Urban Design Strategy and were influenced by other international building projects such as the London Crossrail and New York's Second Avenue Subway Project. The CYP will attempt to create public precincts with an individual twist on each new station included in the project.   Recently released concept images of the project reveal wide platforms, footbridges connecting the new stations to the City Loop and open above-ground precincts. Features to note at each station include: Arden's transition from industrial to a more welcoming commercial and residential space, Parkville's underground entrances to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the CBD North and South stations will have underground connections to City Loop stations and Domain station will have a train-tram interchange and its design will be respectfully reminiscent of nearby destinations such as the Shrine of Remembrance, through architecture including a floating timber canopy.   In the past, the MMRA have released public documents featuring sustainability to further ensure that new infrastructure will leave a smaller impact on the surrounding environment. These included the Transport Integration Act 2014, which includes the promotion of optimal environmental performance of all new transport systems and the energy that fuels them; the Climate Change Act 2010, an act that requires all new projects and designs fit into the framework of risk assessment plans and ensures that infrastructure will be resilient for at least 100 years and Plan Melbourne 2014, a publics based plan that aims to ensure that all new transport systems support a more productive travelling experience for passengers across Melbourne even after predicted population growth. The MMRA report also outlined that the construction process is to minimally impact the biodiversity structures in the selected areas. The CYP contractors and designs will assist with protecting and growing vegetation, the continual growth of ecosystems and the maintaining of habitats and other biological factors.   Sustainability and environmental footprints in infrastructure will be further discussed at the upcoming Major Projects Conference; as there is an increasing call from publics to government to protect biodiversity, this will be touched on during talks regarding waterfront projects . Another prevalent topic speakers at the conference will be presenting on is the creation of thousands of jobs for Australians, including the integration of apprentices, trainees and cadets. These speakers include Gregory Anderson and Julian Lyngcoln. The Metro Tunnel is due to be completed by 2026 and will cause some service disruptions during the construction process.   The 8th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference 2017 will run on the 28th to the 29th of November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.  About Expotrade  Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar. For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com Why Change from a Perfectly Good Analogue Two Way Radio? 2017-08-14T13:44:09Z why-change-from-a-perfectly-good-analogue-two-way-radio Analog has been around for a long time, during which time innovation has reached its peak with this form of technology. When there was nothing left to add to analog, digital radio systems were invented in order to allow for the feature-rich options today’s advancing society demands. Digital two-way communications started revolutionizing the way mobile professionals communicate back around 2008. Digital radio offers many advantages over analog, including improved voice quality with greater coverage, better privacy, better battery life and more. That’s why it’s important to consider migrating to digital communications every time you review your two-way fleet – so when you’re ready to upgrade, you’ll choose a system with the greatest benefits for the long term. Here are a few of the “pros” in a bit more detail: Better Voice Quality – Because a digital radio has automatic error correction, it rebuilds voice sounds and maintains the clarity of the voice, even if a signal is badly corrupted. And since speech is digitally-encoded, you benefit from smarter capabilities, such as advanced software algorithms that can deliver clear voice in the most extreme conditions. Machine clatter, the crowd noise around you, or radio interference have little or no impact on your transmission, so your message gets through. Better Capacity – Digital technology has much greater spectrum efficiency so that it can, for example, accommodate two completely separate “channels” in one 12.5 kHz channel. As well as making more efficient use of radio spectrum, this also minimizes your licensing costs. With digital two-way radio communications, you can immediately double the capacity of your existing 12.5 kHz channel and enable many more people to communicate without worrying about privacy or interference. Better Coverage – Digital radios have built-in error correction to eliminate static and make sure voice calls are heard clearly over a greater range. That’s why at the far edge of coverage, even with similar signal strength, digital radio will be clear while analog voice will be garbled and masked by static. There’s no interference, background noise or distortion. Better Battery Life Shift-long battery life is a challenge for mobile devices. Digital technology is much more energy-efficient than analog, though, which means it reduces battery drain and improves talk time. A two-way radio battery will last up to 40% longer when you use a digital radio. While both analog and digital radios consume about the same power in standby mode, once you start transmitting, digital radios are much more efficient. This is critical for frequent and heavy users who depend on their radios to last the entire shift and can’t stop to replace batteries or recharge radios. Misconceptions about the migration include: Making the Switch is Costly. Not so. Systems like MotoTRBO is a cost-effective way to reduce your expenses, while providing more features to your employees, making them more effective. Additionally, digital radios double the capacity of your existing 12.5 kHz channel which minimizes license costs and increases the flexibility of your currently licensed spectrum. Two-Way radios are a Fading Technology. Not so. Digital technology  brings interoperability to two-way radios, with instant unified communications across locations, networks and devices including smartphones, landlines, and PCs. Combine that with better voice quality, capacity, coverage, and battery life, and you realize you’re not talking about a fading technology. Transitioning to Digital is Complex. Not so. Moving from analog to digital is easy. Once you decide to make the switch, you don’t have to rip and replace. Make the move in stages and use your analog and digital radios simultaneously. It’s your choice whether and when you move one person, a business unit, or your entire organization. For Australia wide sales goto (https://miningtelecoms.com). With over 14 years of experience, with all the leading manufacturers, you’ll get the information you need to help make a great choice for your organization. Be Smart and Considerate, Conroy Removals Offers Tips for Moving with Pets 2017-08-14T02:53:13Z be-smart-and-considerate-conroy-removals-offers-tips-for-moving-with-pets Moving house is a significant change for everyone, including family pets. Australia’s leading packing and moving company Conroy Removals says while transporting animals families need to be aware of pet stress levels and work towards easing the transition. The company provides a whole range of services such as packing by trained professionals, easy insurance, motor vehicle shipping, foreign exchange, pet transportation, house cleaning and valet unpacking. Moving house is particularly confusing for animals. While the process may be exciting for the family pets are likely to be distressed by the upheaval. On their website Conroy Removals provides tips to make pet transportation simpler and to ensure they stay safe, comfortable and calm during the journey. To keep pets relaxed and happy it is important to continue their routines as long as possible. Pets should be the last thing that should be moved to the new home. Their bedding, litter and feeding areas and routine should be untouched till the last day. Their immediate environment should be kept free of the frenzy of packing, organising and cleaning. Keeping them close and secure, ideally in kennel or cage in the family vehicle, will make the process less stressful. Favourite toys and blankets that provide comfort should also be taken along. At the new house a closed bedroom or garage should be set up with food, litter and sleeping areas so that they arrive to a familiar environment. Once settled, pets should be introduced to the new home at their pace. Family members should keep the animal indoors till they seem adjusted to new surroundings. Conroy Removals is a lifesaver for people and their pets moving locally, nationally or internationally. As a reliable pet courier, the company can arrange transport locally or to a new country. The company will make the move as easy as possible as they cover initial transport involving collecting the precious pet from the house using appropriate pet transport crates, veterinary inspections, export declaration, flight bookings, pre-travel pet accommodation and transport to the airport. For queries and rates Conroy Removals can be contacted by calling 1800 640 774 or sending an email to brisbane@conroyremovals.com.au.  For more tips on moving with pets: https://www.conroyremovals.com.au/blog/top-5-tips-moving-pets Why consider a Tier 3 DMR Two Way Radio Solution over Tier 2? 2017-08-10T14:09:12Z why-consider-a-tier-3-dmr-two-way-radio-solution-over-tier-2 Two Way Radios - Tier 3 Trunking The Tait DMR Tier 3 solution offers a number of additional benefits compared to DMR Tier 2: 1/ Channel Availability   A DMR Tier 3 Trunked two way radio network uses a control channel that manages traffic. DMR Tier 2 uses allocated channels, when a channel is busy a user cannot use the channel. Tier 3 will allocated the use to an idle channel. 3/ A Two Way Radio True Network A DMR Tier 3 solution networks all repeaters to a centralized point called a node.  4/ Inter site communications Ability to communicate at multiple sites 5/ User security Teir 3 Two Way Radio Networks only allows authorized terminals and personnel to use the communication network 6/ Call Priority The system can be configured for different user and call type priority levels.  As an authorized dealer of Motorola, Hytera, Tait and Kenwood, MiningTelecoms designs, supplies and commissions Network Radio Communications across all four manufacturers in Australia.   4 Benefits of Selling Your Scrap Car to Cash for Cars in Adelaide 2017-08-04T01:43:12Z the-reasons-most-people-avoid-cash-for-car-services-in-adelaide If you have an old car or one which has become too expensive to keep on the road, there are 2 main things you can do with it. One, let it rot and collect dirt and dust in your driveway. Two, sell it for top dollars in Adelaide. Of the two, the latter seems like a better plan compared to the former and Ezy Car Wreckers has come with some sure benefits you will reap by selling your scrap Car for Cash in Adelaide: You will sell the car very fast When selling your scrap car for cash in Adelaide, you don’t have to worry about searching for buyers, conducting an appraisal or pleading with the dealerships to accept the car. This makes the process of selling the car to be hassle free and if you wanted everything done in the same day, you could have the car removed and be paid in cash in just a matter of hours. You can sell any type of scrap car in Adelaide It doesn’t matter whether the car has hit the road in decades or whether it got involved in an accident a few weeks ago. Irrespective of the type, make or the actual condition of the car, you are assured to sell it anyway at Ezy Car Wreckers. All cars are accepted and the company is always eager to give you top dollars commensurate to the actual value of your car. So don’t hesitate to make the call, thinking that your car will be rejected. You don’t have to worry about the paperwork If it is going to be your first time selling a car, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of paperwork required. If you were to sell your car using the traditional approaches, then you have to deal with the paperwork on your own. But when you sell to Ezy Car wreckers, you will get free paperwork done for you by our staff which means, you won’t have any challenges with the paperwork at all. Free Removal services throughout Adelaide Suppose your car is not in operable condition and you wanted to sell to scrap metal yards in Adelaide, it will be upon you to transport the car to the dealer’s yard. The cost will be upon you and this reduce the amount of dollars you can get from the sale. But with cash for scrap cars services in Adelaide, the removal is completely free, thus, ensuring that you get more money from the sale. Contact Cash for Cars at 0431 346 388 for reliable car removal services in Adelaide.  Commercial Marine Solutions Providing Total Solution to Your Marine Needs 2017-07-28T07:23:27Z commercial-marine-solutions-providing-total-solution-to-your-marine-needs Commercial Marine Solutions is recognized as an international authority in the maritime shipping community and the company has one of the world's most experienced teams of marine industry consultants. Commercial Marine Solutions is passionate about creating an innovative, practical and cost-effective design and consulting solutions for the marine industry.  Commercial Marine Solutions specializes in consultancy, design, and engineering for marine and offshore vessels, from specific small tasks to complete engineering packages. Commercial Marine Solutions is a competent and flexible company, covering areas from naval architecture to structural and mechanical engineering, marine inspection, marine certification, safety and risk analysis, as well as systems and schematics. The spokesperson of Commercial Marine Solutions said “Our highly professional flexible workforce is able to propose an up-to-date design, incorporating the latest technological innovations. We provide excellent customer service. We assist owners in new build projects with concept and design development, engineering services and plan review as well as technical services.” Commercial marine solution offers decades of expertise delivering safety, reliability and integrity services to marine asset owners and operators throughout the project life cycle—from concept through new build planning to commissioning. ### About Commercial Marine Solutions Commercial Marine Solutions was incorporated in 2003 and is an independent consultancy providing design and marine consultants for commercial marine and defence industries. Sean Johnston is the principal of Commercial marine solution, he has more than 30 years' experience in the marine industry working with leading naval building  & marine companies providing his expertise as a naval architect Gold Coast. The team at CMS have extensive marine industry experience having been involved for more than 30 years within the marine industry both locally and international.  For more information about Commercial Marine Solutions’s scope of capabilities or to commission the services of the Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering firm for your commercial or private marine build, call +61 3 9429 2628 or visit www.cmsmdc.com Ready Track, a Solution to Problems of Fleet Industries 2017-07-27T10:21:23Z ready-track-a-solution-to-problems-of-fleet-industries Ready Track, a Sydney based GPS tracking devices manufacturing company provides a variety of easy to use advanced GPS vehicle tracking systems for the fleet industry that enhances safety, security, and effective management of fleet.  Knowing where your assets are, how they are doing, and when they will arrive can improve efficiency, ensure asset visibility, and increase revenue.  Companies with facilities spread across several locations and who interact with multiple suppliers, customers, and manufacturers struggle to maintain visibility of their assets as they move throughout the supply chain. Wirelessly tracking and monitoring these valuable assets, as well as the goods that they contain, is a complex process that requires experience, technology, and know-how. Ready Track provides owners and executives of these fleet industries with answers. Ready Track makes available a real-time and live vehicle location updates, vehicle speeds, as well as instant alerting to bad driver behavior. The spokesperson of Ready Track said “Our goal as a fleet management software company is always to design and deploy fleet management solutions that deliver an optimal user experience; all while ensuring the operational returns and savings can be quantified. Ready Track will reduce your company risks, and help you to take control of your business today.” Ready Track uses the latest technologies in GPS tracking devices which can help to ensure your high-value assets such as vehicles, fleets, or heavy machinery are safe, secure and where they should be, even when they aren't in your immediate area.  Ready Track combines smart devices, diverse networks, and robust applications to wirelessly track, monitor, and manage high value assets.    The spokesperson of Ready Track concluded “In today’s competitive environment, managers are looking for an affordable fleet management solution to ensure the right service or delivery gets to the right destination safely and efficiently, Ready Track provides the answer”  About Ready Track  Located in Melbourne, Ready Track is a GPS tracking company that provides GPS trackers and services for small, medium and large businesses. Its GPS tracking devices include vehicle and fleet tracking systems, asset trackers, trailer tracking systems, surveillance monitoring tools, people tracking devices and GPS asset protection equipment. Products are backed by knowledgeable sales and technical representatives to ensure users purchase the right systems that will work flawlessly. ### For more information, please contact: Ready Track Pty Ltd 32 Victoria Street, Smithfield NSW 2164 Australia Call: 1300 766 703 Fax: 1300 766 163 Email: sales@readytrack.com.au Website: www.readytrack.com.au Xplore Offers Dramatically Increased Performance for Category-Leading 12” Rugged Tablet with New Intel® PCIe Solid State Drives 2017-07-19T23:17:42Z -367 AUSTRALIA, Sydney, July 20, 2017 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) today announced that the fastest rugged tablet available today, the Windows®-powered XSLATE R12, is gaining another significant boost in speed, power and storage capacity as Xplore becomes the first rugged tablet manufacturer to integrate Intel® PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD) into its portfolio. The performance-accelerating Intel PCIe SSDs are now shipping as a standard feature on all XSLATE R12 Intel Core® Series i7 models, including a new 1TB configuration option. The new drives deliver over 2X improvement in disk performance, and when combined with the i7 vPro processor, a 48% improvement in overall system performance*. “Xplore is deeply committed to bringing the latest technology and innovation to our rugged mobile customers, and that is demonstrated once again with our new enhancements to the XSLATE R12,” explained Brett Gross, ANZ Director Xplore. “Our long-standing technology collaboration with Intel is delivering improved productivity and performance to applications that require significant data storage and/or data processing, especially those used by manufacturers, utilities, first responders and field service organizations.” Some of the mobile workers who will immediately benefit from the Intel PCIe SSD-equipped XSLATE R12 include those who: Opt not to store data in the cloud, either due to security concerns or application design, and instead need to store locally on the rugged tablet; Frequently rely on data- and graphics-intensive applications, such as those used to generate 3D CAD drawings or GIS location intelligence; or Have historically been forced to delete files to make room for the large amount of inspection, investigation or quality control photos and videos captured in a day’s work. “The Xplore XSLATE R12 with an Intel Core i7-7600U processor and an Intel 600p Series PCIe-based SSD is, by far, the fastest rugged tablet we have ever tested,” noted Conrad H. Blickenstorfer, editor, RuggedPCReview.com. “It's amazing how Xplore's proactive adoption of leading edge technology is boosting rugged tablet performance to levels thought impossible just a short time ago." The Intel-powered XSLATE R12 is prepared to multi-task in any demanding work environment, whether that be in hand or in a Secure Mobile Dock. It’s equipped with pen and touch capabilities and backed by a Bluetooth™-connected keyboard that’s always on call when needed to complete more data-intensive tasks. The standard hot-swappable battery is critical for long shifts while the large, outdoor-viewable display is protected by Corning® Gorilla Glass® for damage-resistant, day-and-night viewing. This highly flexible rugged tablet also features more connectivity options than others in its class, including antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 and True Serial port dongle, and a SlateMate barcode reader and HF RFID reader combo. The XSLATE R12 is available with multiple internal configurations, including a 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 vPro processor with Windows® 10 and 6th generation Intel Core i5 with Windows 7, 8.1 or Windows 10. For more information on the new XSLATE R12 rugged tablet lineup, please visit www.xploretech.com/XSLATER12. *According to Passmark testing conducted in July 2017. About Intel Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com. About Xplore Technologies Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Siemens Launches Digitalize 2017 to Advance Australia’s Digital Future 2017-07-18T22:00:09Z siemens-launches-digitalize-2017-to-advance-australia-s-digital-future To be held on 30 August in Sydney, the full day conference will showcase the real-world applications of digitalization in energy, infrastructure, industry and the workforce Keynote address by technology thought-leader Steve Vamos, former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Australia and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific, will explore the behaviours that contribute to a high performing board in an era of constant change. Forum will feature a number of prominent guest speakers including Kumar Parakala, Global Digital Leader, GHD, Stefan Bungart, Head of Digitalization, Siemens Power Generation Services, and others. Siemens today announced that its annual digitalization conference, ‘Digitalize 2017’, will be held at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. The conference will discuss and debate how digitalization is revolutionising the workforce, industry and the energy and infrastructure sectors. The theme of the conference comes at a critical time, following reports by the Digitisation Index for Australia concluding that despite significant strides made with technology, Australia lacks the digital maturity to compete in an increasingly connected and globalised economy. It also points to a growing gap in the economy between digitally mature firms and less digitally mature firms, with the latter running the risk of being left behind. Providing the keynote address at this year’s forum is renowned technology thought-leader Steve Vamos, former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Australia and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific. Mr Vamos, currently in the process of writing his first book, has twice been listed by the Australian Financial Review as one of the most influential members of the Australian technology industry. At Digitalize 2017, Mr Vamos will explore the behaviours that contribute to a high performing board in an era of constant change. Mr Vamos is an advocate for Conscious Capitalism and was the founder and President of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE), a not for profit think-tank that aimed to encourage and promote new and better leadership and management practices. Mr Vamos will be joined by a number of high-profile speakers including: Kumar Parakala, Global Digital Leader, GHD, the recipient of SEARCC & ACS Digital Disruptors' International Professional of the Year 2016 Award and the Queensland Government Leadership Excellence Award. Mr Parakala will discuss how the efficient use of skills relating to location intelligence, virtual reality, visualisation, and data analytics can optimise processes, resolve challenges, predict future scenarios and make the right business decisions. Stefan Bungart, Head of Digitalization, Siemens Power Generation Services, a passionate entrepreneur and thought leader creating a vision and strategy for the future of digital services, influencing effectively across organisations to drive strategy execution and adoption. Jeff Connolly, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Australia and New Zealand, the first Australian to hold this position since 1984. Mr Connolly is a member of 11 boards including serving as Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Task Force. In addition, he is the Vice President of Australian Industry Group and the founding member of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council and member of the Victorian Government Future Industries Ministerial Advisory Council. Speaking about the forum, Mr Connolly said: “Digitalization is the key to success in ‘future-proofing’ Australia’s investments in critical infrastructures and getting the most out of the country’s resources. As the world enters into a fourth industrial revolution driven largely by the merging of automation and digitalization, organisations face a growing challenge of turning data into valuable information that can increase speed and impact of innovation. As a result, Siemens is creating a bridge between real and virtual worlds that will open doors to new opportunities, new ways to compete and for Australia to use its renowned ingenuity. “With operations in 190 countries, Siemens is ideally placed to share knowledge and insights on how companies and industries can realise the full potential of embracing digital technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, increase flexibility and productivity – ultimately becoming more competitive. Digitalize 2017 is a timely reflection of how Australian companies can embrace ingenuity and intelligent technology to expand their local footprint.” This year’s conference, Digitalize 2017 – the second such event Siemens has held in Sydney, Australia – will include discussions across four key themes: Workforce Attracting talent in the digital age The workforce of the future Disruption of education, and implications for the workforce Infrastructure Smart resilient cities Planning and financing for infrastructure investments Intelligent transport systems Energy Australia’s energy transformation Digital services Distributed energy systems Industry The Digital Enterprise Jumping the innovation “Valley of Death” Driving innovation in Food & Beverage ​ For registration and more details see https://www.siemensdigitalize2017.com/ Event details: Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017 Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm, followed by networking drinks Location: Sheraton on the Park, Sydney Registration fees: Early Bird Registration - $150.00 (*Please note that the early bird registration expires on 31st July at midnight) Standard Registration - $250.00 ​ You can also join the discussion on Twitter using #digitalize2017. * Further sessions will be confirmed later. Media contact for journalists Ms. Krupa Uthappa p: +61 3 9721 7681 krupa.uthappa@siemens.com Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com. Buy Subaru Used Car Parts in Melbourne to Repair Your Car 2017-07-18T04:14:55Z buy-subaru-used-car-parts-in-melbourne-to-repair-your-car Getting your car fixed up can be relatively cheap if you undertake the task yourself. Don’t spend your money on brand new parts when there is quality used parts available. The team at Atlas Car Removals salvage parts and re-condition them to sell at affordable prices. Here’s how to determine where to buy Subaru parts to repair your car.   Try Your Dealership If you’ve got a Subaru you can get in contact with your dealership and they will be happy to assist. If they haven’t got the part they will order it in for you. When you buy through them they will provide a warranty if you experience any problems. Whilst this is somewhat convenient and guarantees you’ll have a part in excellent condition, it’s a really expensive option. You don’t have to compromise on quality when looking at used Subaru parts in Melbourne. Sparing yourself the extra expense of purchasing new is unnecessary when you can get a second hand part in great condition.  Head Online Internet shopping is very popular and is another option when looking at purchasing a particular car part. You can search for it and find thousands of sellers to ensure you get the cheapest price. Whilst you can save big bucks on parts using this way you can’t be 100% sure about what you have bought. There’s no guarantee the part will do what it should. It could be damaged or in poor condition. Saving money on second-hand Subaru parts is a good idea; however, this should be done by compromising on quality.  Find a Reputable Used Parts Dealer If you want a reasonably priced and quality part for your car without the headaches that can come with online shopping try your local second-hand parts dealer. An experienced used parts dealer will have a large inventory that has a large range of parts. Having a record of all of their parts makes it easy for you to chase particular used Subaru parts in Melbourne. Unlike internet shopping, you know you are getting a great product as their knowledgeable technicians recondition the part before selling. Ring around to find the part you are after and pick up the part on the same day.  Buying brand new parts is expensive and when you can get a used part that does the same job it makes sense to opt for second hand. The internet can assist with your search for second-hand parts but doesn’t assure you of the state it’s in. Phone or visit your local auto parts dealer to check if they have the part. If you are looking for Second Hand Parts for Cars Total Car Removals will be able to assist you. Browse us online at https://www.atlascarremovals.com.au/ New Used Cars Parts Yard In Melbourne 2017-07-18T02:20:06Z aus-auto-parts-new-used-cars-parts-yard-in-melbourne 4 Easy Ways to Get Your Vehicle Looking and Feeling New  With dents and dings, and wear and tear, the attraction and performance of a used vehicle can begin to diminish.  While you might not be ready to upgrade to a new car, there is a way to bring back the polish, shine and performance of your vehicle.  Consider the following tips to bring your used vehicle back to the sharp image that gives it the lift it needs.  And, you the pride you once shared.  Recondition Your Headlights  When the headlights are dim, not only does the vehicle's appearance fade, safety is also jeopardised.  By simply reconditioning the headlights you can make your car look and feel years younger.  Headlights can be restored a number of ways.  Likely the quickest and easiest way for DIY auto owners to restore their vehicle is to purchase a DIY headlight restoration kit.  There are many on the market, and with a little effort and elbow grease, you will restore your headlights to a bright and brilliant renewal.  You can also replace the headlights, which is a little costlier.  Either way, reconditioning your headlights will add years to your vehicle and enhance your safety while driving.  Install Seat Covers  Car seats can take a great amount of abuse over the years, and if yours show the signs of wear and tear, replacing them will give the interior of the vehicle a new look.  When it comes to seat covers, you’ll have many choices, choosing the color, type of fabric and style that best suits your tastes and matches your vehicle.  Seat covers are something that is also easy to install.  Upgrade the Radio  There is nothing more enjoyable than listening to clear music while in your auto.  Upgrading the radio system in your vehicle is something that adds value and enjoyment, and not a high dollar upgrade. Swap out your system for a new one.  Used auto parts Victoria outlets are a great place to find a quality system at an affordable price.  Revamping Performance Having a vehicle that loses power is discouraging and can be dangerous at times.  Revamping your vehicle's performance by replacing old components with used car parts Victoria is a great way to improve its performance.  Recycled parts are affordable, and one that allows you to replace things that will enhance the performance of your vehicle.  Do a check up on your vehicle and consider if replacing components like the alternator, air flow sensor, fuel filter and other easy to replace components will make a difference in its performance.   With a few upgrades to your vehicle that aren’t necessarily costly, you can improve the look, feel and performance of your vehicle. 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By certifying four of the company’s popular rugged tablets – the XSLATE R12, the XSLATE B10, the Bobcat, and the F5m – to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services, Xplore is accelerating and simplifying the integration of rugged mobility solutions into today’s industrial manufacturing and field applications. Xplore has been working with technology innovators such as Microsoft for more than 20 years to engineer rugged tablet-based mobility solutions that boast the right feature sets, workflow capabilities, and accessories for customers’ current and future business needs. With Xplore’s Windows-powered rugged tablets now Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, it will be easy and quick for manufacturers, utilities, public safety agencies and other customers to deploy completely integrated mobile workforce solutions within their existing technology architectures. “With the increased connectivity and digitalisation occurring across industries, the need for rugged mobility is only increasing. Xplore has always built our rugged tablets with customers’ interoperability requirements in mind. They’re meant to stay in the field for 3-5 years minimum. As such, we ensure our mobile computing platforms can connect to a host of operational technologies and specialty peripherals,” said Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates Xplore’s ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested device and operating system combinations. We not only decrease the usual customisation and work required by other devices to achieve compatibility, but we accelerate customers’ efficiency gains and overall mobility ROI when they deploy an Xplore Windows tablet.” “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world,” said Barb Edson, general manager for Data Platform and Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.” IoT projects are complex and take a long time to implement. Customers find that choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud can be time-consuming. To jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, customers are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite. Learn more about this collaboration at Azure Certified for IoT and explore the Azure IoT Suite today. About Xplore Technologies Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. # # # IFS empowers service engineers with mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens 2017-07-07T01:16:27Z ifs-empowers-service-engineers-with-mixed-reality-using-microsoft-hololens Melbourne, 7 July, 2017: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the launch of a new proof of concept, developed by the company’s innovation think tank IFS Labs, to reinvent field service management. IFS Labs has developed an integration between the enterprise applications suite IFS Applications and Microsoft HoloLens that enables service engineers to visualise holographic IFS software data on the HoloLens screen, which is plotted directly on the asset they are to service. The data is displayed directly in front of the engineer’s eyes, enabling technicians to use both hands when servicing the asset. By displaying information as a real-time overlay, engineers get immediate access to relevant asset-specific data such as service history, performance analysis, and temperature levels. HoloLens will also make it possible to action the data in real time by clicking a “work guidelines” button to access service instructions stored in IFS Applications. By leveraging the integrated HoloLens camera, the solution also makes it easy to document the asset and the service performed, and store the information in IFS Applications for future reference. “We are very excited to present this proof of concept that we believe has the potential to revolutionise the way we think of field service management,” IFS Labs director Bas de Vos said. “By leveraging the Microsoft HoloLens, we can help service personnel navigate complex environments and access critical asset information to realise major benefits such as increased productivity and first-time fix rates. Field service management is a highly prioritised area for IFS where we have been categorised as leaders by analysts. We will keep pioneering this field with innovative solutions that provide tangible business benefits.” Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft HoloLens said, “We see great potential for using the mixed reality capabilities of Microsoft HoloLens with enterprise software like IFS Applications to empower field service technicians with innovative tools that boost productivity. Microsoft values the collaboration with IFS that helps expand both of our markets and creates new offerings and added value for our customers.” IFS Labs is exploring making the concept available for other IFS software products in the future. Learn more about the projects currently researched by IFS Labs here: www.ifsworld.com/corp/solutions/ifs-applications/ifs-labs/. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,300 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ Hire experienced Melbourne removalists for interstate moving 2017-07-05T09:39:45Z hire-experienced-melbourne-removalists-for-interstate-moving When you have to move from one place to another or we can say from suburbs to another, you need to take care of lots of things and the whole process is stressful. Moving from one house to another with all your furniture and other properties is quite a tough job and that is where you can take help from the professional. Transcorp Removals & Storage has years of experience in the business and that is why the company is capable of offering quality services to all of their customers. The company has experienced team of removalists in Melbourne.   When it comes to cost, the company is providing up to the mark services at affordable rates. It helps their customers to move from one place to another in a cost effective way.   Transcorp Removals & Storage is not only limited to these services but it also offers packaging boxes and other supplies to reduce the stress level of the customers. The company managed to gather a team of professionals who are experienced and well trained, they can help you in the process and they also ensure that your property does not get damaged during the process.   The company is offering services for business relocation also and that includes office relocation, schools and libraries relocation, warehouse and factory relocation, hotels and restaurant relocation and along with all these it provides furniture recycling services. If you are buying new furniture for your new house, you can also approach the company for pickup and drop services at your location. So they are not only just professional Melbourne removalists, but they also offer different kinds of services. If you need to sore your property then also you can approach Transcorp Removals & Storage as it offers interstate storage, local storage, storage insurance, warehouse and distribution and storage boxes and material. So, it has end to end service option for their customers. The company is also providing packing and unpacking services. The company has also achieved the accreditation to the AFRA (Australian Furniture Removal Association), IAM (International Association Movers), and SSA (Self Storage Association).  About Company: Transcorp Removals & Storage is in the business of removal and storage for more than three decades. The company is providing complete solution for providing furniture from reputed retailers and manufacturers to residential and commercial property. The company has large network Australia wide and offers on time delivery to all their customers.Visit :- http://www.transcorpremovalsandstorage.com.au/ Contact Details: 29 Spencer Street Melbourne, Sunshine VIC 3020 27 - 31 Venture Way Melbourne, Braeside Vic 3195 Depots Located In - Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Gold Coast Toll-free (Australia): 1300 466 838 Fax Machine: +61 3 9314 0773 Email: enquiries@transcorpaustralia.com.au Ready Track, the Best Vehicle and Asset GPS Tracking System Provider 2017-06-30T04:13:25Z ready-track-the-best-vehicle-and-asset-gps-tracking-system-provider Ready Track Pty Ltd, a leader in Fleet / Vehicle Tracking, Asset Tracking, and Job Dispatching announced today an A-grade fleet tracking technology. The company provides ground-breaking live tracking through its GPS trackers. In this modern world, if a fleet business owner is not using GPS tracker, there’s a lot the business is missing out on. GPS trackers have features that don’t make work harder than necessary to stay up-to-date with first-rate mapping. Ready Track Pty Ltd offers a wide range of GPS tracking devices in Melbourne, Sydney and throughout Australia. Ready track provides SME sized fleets through to the largest industry fleets, from simple tracking to multi-sensor trackers. Fleet tracking increases productivity and profitability of individuals and companies, GPS tracking improves fleet business operations by increasing safety, providing inventory control, and vehicle monitoring. The spokesperson of Ready Track said “Ready Track fleet tracking devices and system is designed for reliability and ease-of-use, Ready Track Fleet Tracking solution lets you do it all. Our cloud-based solution gives you the information you need to decrease your overhead costs and maximize your revenue.”Ready Track Pty Ltd packages ranges from Plug & Play Vehicle GPS and Asset Tracking systems, to a complete 3G fleet management and dispatch system that will not only track the whereabouts of a vehicle, but also have the ability to monitor on-board diagnostics such as current speed, engine errors, fuel economy, harsh accelerating/braking, and geo-fencing.Whether a fleet business has been established for years or they’re just starting out in the fleet world, learning new tricks to keep the business operating up to speed is always a plus. It’s an increasingly efficient world to live in these days, one where people are always trying to strive towards being better. GPS tracking being implemented is an investment opportunity that offers a great return and allows improvement. Ready Track offers the best service.About Ready Track Pty LtdReady Track Pty Ltd head office is located in Sydney. The company offers vehicle GPS tracking system and asset GPS tracking device. The company has a diverse range of customers from all over Australia and other parts of the world. Ready Track strives to satisfy their customer and take customer service a top priority. ###For more information, please contact:Ready Track Pty Ltd32 Victoria Street,Smithfield NSW 2164AustraliaCall: 1300 766 703Fax: 1300 766 163Email: sales@readytrack.com.auWebsite: www.readytrack.com.au