The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-13T02:15:27Z Milestone shipment of Bridgestone off-the-road tyres arrives in Port Hedland WA 2021-01-13T02:15:27Z milestone-shipment-of-bridgestone-off-the-road-tyres-arrives-in-port-hedland-wa Milestone shipment of Bridgestone tyres arrives in Port Hedland The first shipment of Bridgestone off-the-road (OTR) tyres from Japan arrived in Port Hedland Monday evening which marks the company’s first direct and recurring maritime freight service in the Pilbara. “We are delighted with our inaugural direct freight service to Port Hedland which brings several benefits to our customers and the region as a whole,” said Gerry Duffy, Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia (BMSA) Chief Executive Officer. “The direct freight service aims to increase customer value by reducing the time and distance that tyres need to travel to their sites while improving safety and environmental outcomes”, Duffy added. Previously, Bridgestone Japan shipped OTR tyres to Fremantle which were then transported by customers to their respective sites in the Pilbara. With the new direct freight service, truck movements between Fremantle and the Pilbara will be reduced. The milestone shipment includes a range of Bridgestone OTR tyres from 24 to 63 inches in diameter. After clearance, the tyres will be stored at the BMSA Pilbara Mining Solution Centre (PMSC) in Wedgefield. Roger Johnston, Pilbara Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer also added, “Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) is pleased to be facilitating direct freight shipments as a result of upgrades to our port’s biosecurity facilities.” PPA’s biosecurity certification gives importers certainty that a wider range of products, including containerised cargo such as tyres, can now enter Australia through the Port of Port Hedland. About BMSA BMSA support industries across the country through a unique business model combining products, maintenance and services. The PMSC is the first mining solution centre in the world to be certified by Bridgestone Japan.  Opened in 2017, the PMSC was based on the concept of “Pit to Port,” supplying products used in these facilities such as tyres, hydraulic hoses and conveyor belts as well as providing related services on a one-stop basis. These services include tyre fitting, tyre repair, wheel repair, wheel maintenance and conveyor belt maintenance. PMSC partners with customers in managing their mining facilities to improve productivity, increase asset value and optimise costs.  For more company news, visit bridgestoneminingsolutions.com.au IMAGES https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e5a4foebl0ldpu7/AAB9T2BHxJVgUS0vw0q9i3hLa?dl=0 Q&A information is available on request. For further media information please contact: Contact details :  Lorenzo Gella (lorenzogella@bsem.com.au) Phone: (02) 9722 6183           Macquarrie Now a Senquip Distributor 2021-01-06T02:37:01Z macquarrie-now-a-senquip-distributor Senquip is pleased to announce Macquarrie, Australia’s leading integrator of control, monitoring & protection solutions for engines and machinery, as a Senquip distributor. Macquarrie is a technology focused engineering business providing standard and custom-built, leading-edge solutions for diesel engines, diesel driven equipment, and off-highway machinery. Senquip is an Australian manufacturer of rugged, programmable, sensor gateways that connect any industrial sensor or system to the Senquip Portal or a server of your choice. Together, Macquarrie and Senquip bring an all Australian solution to remote monitoring and control of engines and machinery. “We always look for partners who are highly specialised and are able to offer the best technical support. Macquarrie is the perfect partner for Senquip” said Norman Ballard, CEO of Senquip. “The Senquip sensor gateways bring the reliability and flexibility required to enable Macquarrie to offer remote monitoring and control to all our customers” said Timara Talbot, General Manager of Macquarrie Corporation.  For more information, contact Macquarrie at +61 3 9358 5555 or sales@macquarrie.com.au. The Quickly and Easily Value Your Car For Free 2020-12-29T08:22:00Z the-quickly-and-easily-value-your-car-for-free It doesn’t matter what is the condition of your vehicle, with the help of a no-obligation car valuation you can easily set a good asking price for it. 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Report calls for targeted support to assist businesses to build resilience in supply chain. 2020-12-01T23:47:53Z report-calls-for-targeted-support-to-assist-businesses-to-build-resilience-in-supply-chain The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems are under tension trying to maintain business as usual while navigating the “4 C’s” – COVID-19, Corporate Social Responsibility, Climate Change and Consumer Behaviour. As a call to action, the Advisory Board Centre established the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Project Advisory Board, to explore strategic support required to elevate what is often a tactical discussion to a boardroom imperative to build resilience and drive performance in the sector. Companies are looking to build resilience in their manufacturing and supply chain and build capacity to respond rapidly to future shocks and gain momentum with moonshot thinking. Rapid political developments, technological advancements, a shift towards consumers buying niche products and global pandemics have revealed the weakness that lies at the heart of the current model of manufacturing and supply chain. The Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Project Advisory Board  included living research gathered from 65 advisors with global expertise and industry consultation with Captains of Industry and key stakeholder groups representing over 60,000 businesses.  The Advisory Board Centre has released the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Project Advisory Board report Building Resilience – Foresight for a Changing World to capture the key outcomes of the research and its importance for businesses, the advisory community who support them and the wider collaboration ecosystem. Advisory Board Centre Founder and CEO, Louise Broekman, said that the report was a valuable foundation piece for business owner and boards to enable wider discussion. “The true value of research is realised when it is used to stimulate fresh thinking, robust discussion and informed action. We encourage those with an interest in the manufacturing and supply chain sector to use the Building Resilience – Foresight for a Changing World - report content to build conversations that are meaningful for you.” May Goodwin, Chair of the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Advisory Board, noted the importance of creating collaborative relationships to support businesses and the wider ecosystem. "Collaboration, as the new currency of COVID, can be a mechanism for bolstering agility and anti-fragility in the Manufacturing and Supply Chain sector." As the professional body for the global advisory community, the Advisory Board Centre recognises the valuable role of strategic Advisors to provide independent advice and drive critical thinking at a board level to lift end to end discussions about manufacturing and supply chain from operational to a strategic imperative for business owners and directors. By harnessing the collective intelligence of the global advisory community, we can empower boards with thinking systems that support strategic foresights and informed decision making. The Project Advisory Board included living research, interactive meetings to road-test results and a Captains of Industry panel featuring global leaders driving results in some of the world’s leading organisations.     The Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Project Advisory Board report Building Resilience – Foresight for a Changing World  is available for complimentary download via the link below. https://www.advisoryboardcentre.com/global-manufacturing-and-supply-chain-project-advisory-board-report-released/    About the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Project Advisory Board The Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Advisory Board was formed by the Advisory Board Centre to explore the constraints and opportunities for businesses and stakeholders within the sector. Commencing in August 2020, the Project Advisory Board was chaired by Mary Goodwin, Certified Chair.  Utilising the ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework™ as a foundation, the Project Advisory Board included global representation across industries and areas of expertise to provide diversity of thinking and robust discussions regarding sector constraints, opportunities, collaborators and ethical frameworks. The Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Advisory Board included representatives with deep expertise in manufacturing and supply chain including Deepak Subramanian, Unilever Vice-President Homecare, SEAA & Global Head, Fabric Enhancers Category, Robert Bruce, former Amazon Executive, Nicolas Villeger, Managing Director of Tradentry representing brands including Tesla, Coach and Estee Lauder. AAA City Removalist Is Proud to Be A Sponsor of the 30th WSABE Awards 2020 2020-11-19T04:01:58Z aaa-city-removalist-is-proud-to-be-a-sponsor-of-the-30th-wsabe-awards-2020 2020 has been a challenging year all around, but more so for small businesses. Now more than ever before, young and budding entrepreneurs need encouragement and acknowledgement of their efforts to lift their spirits and keep them striving forward with zeal, to help sustain their business and help boost our Australian economy. AAA City Removalist is excited to be a Sponsor of the ‘The Outstanding Business Leader’ category of the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) Awards, which recognises and celebrates the finest businesses in the Greater Western Sydney area. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle CREATING VALUE THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT   For AAA City Removalist, community engagement has always been a core part of our culture. We’ve been a partner of the WSABE Awards for many years, sponsoring awards as well as being one of the judges. This year’s WSABE Awards is even more special as it is a testament to our community’s perseverance and strength. Even in the face of adversity, the people of our community and greater Australia have united and pushed through it all and we want to support and encourage their sheer grit and resolution. WSABE AWARDS 2020: WHO, WHERE AND WHEN Spanning over three decades, the WSABE Awards has been critical in identifying business leaders in the Greater Western Sydney area and lauding them for their vision and work. This year, the keynote speaker is the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne. The WSABE Gala evening is to be held on Friday, 20 November 2020 at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The elite Sponsors include AAA City Removalist, Commonwealth Bank, City of Parramatta Council, Parramatta Chamber, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), EnergyAustralia, Parramatta Light Rail, University of New England, Wenty Leagues and more. WHY IT MATTERS The current challenging landscape has pushed emerging entrepreneurs to look for creative ways to enhance their customer experience and achieve success. Never before has the age-old adage ‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions’ rung truer. AAA City Removalist recognises that it’s not been easy. We want to encourage the businesses in our local community and show them that their efforts have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. After all, for Australia to flourish, our local communities and businesses need to succeed. Growing our local communities and building micro-economies will lay the foundation for a stronger and more stable nation. We are so grateful to be a part of this effort, doing our bit to help the bigger picture, as we believe that without a team effort, nothing is possible. HOW AAA CITY REMOVALIST DEALT WITH THE PANDEMIC For AAA City Removalist, our fast response to COVID19 helped us resume our moving/removal services as usual. Being a Professional Removalist, the very nature of our business meant we had to take strict measures to ensure the safety of our employees, alliance partners, customers and the general public. We put in place a detailed guide to educate and train our team to keep our communities safe while ensuring business went on as usual. Since furniture relocations were an essential service and not something our customers could simply put off doing, we rose to the challenge by providing them with a safe and secure move. And we’re happy to say that it’s been a challenging but gratifying year. Our customers are elated with our service, our employees and alliance partners are happy that their jobs haven’t been jeopardised and that’s what matters the most to us.  As we edge towards the end of this year, it’s time to stop looking back and start looking forward to the future, which is full of endless possibilities. When we come together and take on adversity hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things. After all, it’s bigger than you and me, it’s about our community. As always, we look forward to helping our community in the best way possible, as well as our customers & staff, who are the ‘cornerstone’ and heartbeat of our business. Contact us at 02 97371111  JESI poised for accelerated global growth 2020-11-11T05:48:38Z jesi-poised-for-accelerated-global-growth Brisbane, 11th November 2020: Innovative remote worker and journey management company JESI, has received a multi-million-dollar funds injection from Microsoft aligned VC firm, Future Now Capital Management. The investment will serve to fast-track JESI’s global growth rollout and underpin its ‘customer first’ value add strategy. With the recent appointment of Chairperson Brad Seymour, who has an established reputation for scaling global business’, the JESI company is geared and supported to take on the exciting next phase of its customer-centric expansion.Queensland headquartered, JESI has developed market leading SaaS solutions that significantly improve the protection, monitoring and management of remote and mobile workforces. With origins and a strong presence in the global resources sector, JESI counts Rio Tinto, Orica, BHP, Sandvik among its clients. Other target industry verticals include NGO’s, linear infrastructure and AEC.Already on a growth trajectory, JESI has seen a strong up curve in business and interest through the COVID months with scalable functionality in the solution able to provide a connected eco-system for ‘work from home’ employees. Clearly though, the Future Now investment will turbocharge staff growth, service capabilities and development projects. “Technology integrations will be a key development focus in achieving the company projected growth outcomes” said Kathy Wilson General Manager of Customer Success. “our existing customers are looking to evolve with interoperability solutions and connected technology. JESI software enables them with a compelling value proposition”.JESI CEO Joe Hoolahan said, “The pandemic has bought to the fore the need for enterprises to protect their workers as they work remotely while at the same time ensuring they remain connected. We are also acutely aware that reliable activity data is increasingly becoming a key business metric and we already witnessing how our customers are using the data to drive workforce movement efficiencies,” Joe Hoolahan added.JESI is the first investment for newly founded, Future Now Capital Management, a Sydney based venture capital firm. In 2019 Future Now Capital Management executed a world first partnership with Microsoft that will see investors in the Fund gain direct exposure to companies selected for Microsoft’s accelerated growth programs. Future Now Capital Management will oversee the Fund’s investments into, and the growth strategies of, the portfolio companiesBrad Seymour, JESI Chairperson said, “I am incredibly excited about firstly, the product excellence and relevance of JESI in today’s new world, and secondly, the opportunity for JESI to grow exponentially with Future Now’s backing. I look forward to working with the team through this scale-up stage and beyond.”JESI Management Solutions are now actively recruiting talent to join their team. To explore what roles are on offer refer to the https://jesi.io/careers-at-jesi/ page. 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Senquip Wins "Outstanding Startup" Award 2020-11-04T01:38:38Z senquip-wins-outstanding-startup-award Senquip™ is thrilled to have been announced as winner of the Outstanding Start-up award at the 2020 Hunter Manufacturing Awards. Last Friday evening, October 23, marked the 16th year of the prestigious Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA), recognising and acknowledging manufacturing in the region of the Hunter, Central Coast, and mid North Coast. The night was a chance to celebrate the resilience of the local manufacturing sector in what has been an unprecedented year of disruption due to Covid-19, and showcase, profile and promote the hard work, diligence and ability of businesses to adapt to a changing environment. "This time last year, we had wrapped up the 2019 event and looked forward to reconvening in February to kick off planning for 2020. Little did we know that 2020 would be a year, the likes of which none of us have ever experienced," HMA chairman Steve Smith said. Senquip, a manufacturer of IoT Sensor Gateways for mining, infrastructure, transport, and industry believes in manufacturing in Australia.  “The small amount more that it costs to manufacture high-tech goods in Australia is more than paid for in the quality and reliability achieved” said Norman Ballard, CEO of Senquip™. Senquip™ manufactures Sensor Gateways that can connect to any industrial sensor and send the data measured to the Senquip Portal or a customer server or SCADA system.  FourPL Announces Strategic Partnership with SnapLogic to Simplify and Accelerate Process Integrations 2020-10-26T02:41:08Z fourpl-announces-strategic-partnership-with-snaplogic-to-simplify-and-accelerate-process-integrations-1 Melbourne, 26 October: FourPL, a leading Australian IT consulting company specialising in supply chain and procurement, has announced a strategic partnership with SnapLogic, provider of the #1 Intelligent Integration Platform. The partnership will enable customers to seamlessly connect their Coupa and third-party systems, automating business processes faster and improving decision making. FourPL is a preferred SnapLogic reseller and consulting partner in Australia delivering a unified view in Spend Management (Coupa) and Business Automation. “We are excited about this partnership with SnapLogic and believe that we will be able to support our customers in integrating solutions and business processes in a much shorter time so they can start realising value from their cloud solutions that are common in today’s modern hybrid landscape,” says FourPL’s COO Chris Poulton. “Fast, seamless data flow across the end-to-end spend management supply chain provides organisations with the real-time visibility and control they require to effectively manage their spend and deliver faster value at lower costs,” says Brad Drysdale, Field CTO at SnapLogic. “FourPL has deep knowledge and expertise in spend management and understands the integration challenges organisations face. We’re excited to work with FourPL to help our customers integrate and automate their spend management processes and get the most out of every dollar.” SnapLogic’s self-service, AI-powered integration platform helps organisations connect applications and data sources, automate common workflows and business processes, and deliver exceptional experiences for customers, partners, and employees. Thousands of enterprises around the world rely on the SnapLogic platform to integrate, automate, and transform their business. -Ends-   About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Our focus is to help large companies recognise where they can gain value with technology, understand how a technology initiative is performing, help them buy a solution, or deliver the outcome/service they require. We have specialist systems expertise within the domains of Spend Management, Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. www.fourpl.com.au  Instant Windscreens & Tinting wows customers with new automation technology 2020-10-19T05:55:34Z instant-windscreens-amp-tinting-wows-customers-with-new-automation-technology 20 OCTOBER: Instant Windscreens & Tinting’s mobile workforce has taken to the road with brand new industry technology that transforms the way customer service is delivered. Australasia’s largest independent fitting business, Instant Windscreens and Tinting was determined to remove their reliance on paper-based processes and operate with the lightest possible administrative workload. Their technology shopping list included the requirement to automate client communications, manage warranties, simplify OSH compliance, and support their mobile fitters by finding the fastest routes to and between jobs. RIGA JourneyPRO, an automated job management and tracking platform from local managed services partner, Real Innovation Group AU (RIGA), ticked all Instant Windscreens’ boxes and was implemented in 2019. RIGA JourneyPRO immediately improved the Instant Windscreens’ customer experience with its automated real-time alerts. “Multiple customers say that they love getting the SMS, and being able to click on a link and see that their fitter is on the way. They think it’s an excellent experience,” says Jolene Blair, Call Centre and Communication Manager for Instant Windscreens. “People go ‘wow, that’s different, that’s something we have never had before’.” And customers aren’t the only ones being wowed. Ruan Honiball, Instant Windscreens’ General Manager, says, “JourneyPRO is a ‘first-in-our-industry’ technology that improves our customer service offering, and claims back approximately 2,000 hours monthly in route scheduling for our branch management teams.” RIGA JOURNEY manages all Instant Windscreens’ jobs in one place. Mobile unit call outs are allocated using a simple drag-and-drop action. Job, insurance, warranties, inspection photos and customer documentation are stored in one easy-to-access digital repository. Every Instant Windscreens’ fitter has a Samsung tablet linked to JourneyPRO’s built-in route and service grouping capabilities. JourneyPRO also helps clients to understand their warranty coverage, which has made a huge difference, Blair reports.  “Because the fitter now has those details at hand, they can make customers more aware of what they’re entitled to. We also take photos of the vehicle before we work on it, and often find that customers weren’t aware of existing damage on other parts of the car. It protects us and reinforces to the customer that we have thorough processes.” With the field service experience nailed, RIGA recently rolled out Instant Windscreens’ new instore module. “We are very excited,” says Blair. “It provides our customers with a seamless experience whether they come into one of our branches or use our mobile service, with features like automated SMS notifications when the vehicle is ready.” Blair acknowledges that other big players in their industry are adopting similar platforms, and says it’s essential Instant Windscreens stays ahead of the game and remains competitive. “JourneyPRO has been a great differentiator for us, particularly with our larger customers. We’ve had very positive feedback from customers when we step them through the capabilities we have now, thanks to JourneyPRO.”   “For a business like ours, where we want to stay at the forefront of technology, we are always looking at ways to do thing better. One of the best things about working with RIGA is they help us do just that.” About Instant Windscreens & Tinting: Established in 1983, Instant Windscreens is now the largest independent fitting business in Australasia. As well as replacing and repairing windscreens, they tint vehicle, domestic and commercial windows. The company has 43 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand, backed by an impressive fleet of mobile fitters.  About RIGA Real Innovation Group (RIGA) produces innovative technology solutions and services for businesses and organisations across the globe, including ERP, enterprise management suites, ICT, and 24×7 managed service support for retail systems. RIGA has service desk staff, senior technical engineers, project managers, software developers and field engineers across offices located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Malaysia, Vietnam, and New Zealand. About JourneyPRO RIGA JourneyPRO is an automated job management and tracking platform providing: ·        End-to-end job management ·        Forecasted vs actual job costs ·        Automated reporting, fully customisable ·        Easy drag-and-drop job allocation ·        Job check-in and check-out ·        Optimised routing to save fuel and time ·        Ability to manage multiple scenarios on one job ·        Minimised paper handling with customer-linked document storage ·        OHS compliance, with onscreen equipment specific forms JWA PARTICIPATES IN BHP’S 2020 FATALITY REDUCTION PROGRAM 2020-10-14T11:32:16Z jwa-participates-in-bhp-s-2020-fatality-reduction-program JWA has entered two submissions to BHP’s 2020 safety initiative aimed at reducing workforce risks and eliminating mining fatalities across its global operations. Mining giant BHP has partnered with Australia’s leading mining equipment and technology body, Austmine, to launch a program inviting suppliers to develop innovative solutions to top ten safety risks faced by the miner, such as safety of vehicles and mobile equipment operating in pit or underground, fire and explosion, falling objects or electrical hazards.  The submissions put forward by JWA aims to reduce traffic-related accidents in underground coal mines as well as provide stable ground access for haul roads, which are prone to accidents as erosion or soft ground conditions after heavy rains increase the likelihood of slippage, rollover or bogging of heavy machinery.  NAVIGATING IN UNDERGROUND COAL SHAFTS Studies conducted by the Australian Coal Industry's Research Program (ACARP), show that shuttle car movements in underground development roads is the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in underground coal mining, from potholes created from constant heavy-machinery traffic. Moreover, the use of water sprays to control coal mine dust also results in the roadways becoming a slurry mix of coal, clay and water overtime. The combination of soft floor conditions with pothole-riddled roads is a hazard for shuttle cars with 4-wheel steering, which increases the risk of the cars skidding and causing crush injuries. JWA’s DURA-BASE Composite Matting, which has been utilised for load spreading applications of over 3,200 tons, offers a ready solution to this commonplace hazard. DURA-BASE’s 105mm thick HDPE modular panels interconnect to form a solid surface to drive on, immediately improving road conditions to ensure workplace safety. Crucially, without the need for frequent pothole repairs required of concrete roads, combined with more efficient travel times by the shutter cars, the use of DURA-BASE mats can increase a mine’s production efficiency by six percent.1 The second pitch submitted by JWA offered a solution to ensure stable ground access for haul roads and heavy lift areas at mine sites.  HAUL ROADS - LIFELINE OF MINES Haul roads are the lifeline of all open pit mines and having a smooth and durable road profile is key to keeping productivity at an optimum. Having good roads are also key to increasing tyre-life of haulage machinery. JWA’s DURA-BASE matting provides a solid continuous stable surface that, unlike the current practice of using crushed rocks, is not subject to erosion and degradation due to use or heavy rainfalls, thus eliminating the need for frequent maintenance.  Importantly, matting effectively reduces the risk of loss of vehicle control and accident. Having a solid and durable roadway mitigates against serious incidents occurring due to vehicles encountering unexpected soft-sections of road, potholes and lack of visibility due to dust. The current practice of using crushed rocks require frequent repairs due to potholes, ruts or depressions that form because of damage from tracked machines, wheel rutting, spillage of material from trucks or most commonly, heavy rainfall turning the road into mud or flooding of the pavement. Crushed rocks and fill material also lead to excessive dust being kicked up in the air by moving vehicles, which is a safety issue due to visibility hazard. Dust also puts stress on machinery by clogging air filters, brakes and other moving parts.  Unfortunately, the practice of watering haul roads to control dust has created its own problems, such as roads becoming too slippery, paving the way for road degradation and loss of traction for mine vehicles.  “It is absolutely crucial that every worker has the safest working environment possible and we look forward to working with the mining majors to minimise traffic hazards in the industry,” said Hensley Wee, JWA’s Business Development Manager.   ABOUT JWA JWA is an Australian company committed to providing innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions to the resources and industrial sectors. Our company has supported major energy and infrastructure projects across the country, including the construction of LNG projects, road and rail programs and renewable developments. For more details on the use of DURA-BASE mats in underground coal mines, click on:https://www.jwaoil.com/news/eliminating-hazards-in-underground-coal-mine-devel For more on BHP’s 2020 Fatality Elimination Program, visit:http://www.austmine.com.au/Next-Steps-Towards-Fatality-Elimination CAN version of Senquip ORB 2020-10-13T04:01:16Z can-version-of-senquip-orb Senquip™ is pleased to announce a CAN bus enabled version of its popular ORB sensor gateway. The new CAN enabled ORB-C1 will allow connection to all kinds of machines, vehicles, and sensors.The CAN protocol eliminates the need for excessive wiring by allowing many electronic devices to communicate on the same two wires. The ORB-C1 takes advantage of this, enabling data from multiple sensors and systems to be measured and sent to the Senquip Portal, a company server, or SCADA system.In many cases, the protocol that is being used on the CAN bus is known, and so large volumes of understandable data can be extracted. Common CAN protocols supported by the ORB-C1 include: J1939 in trucks and busses, ISO11783 for agricultural tractors, ISO 11992 between trucks and trailers, NMEA 2000 for marine use, and CANopen for industrial sensors.Samples of the ORB-C1 are available now with production versions arriving in early November. For more information, please visit our website at www.senquip.com or see our user guide at http://docs.senquip.com/orbug/.