The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2007-03-07T14:00:00Z TechnologyOne enables flexible online permit process for small and home business 2007-03-07T14:00:00Z technologyone-enables-flexible-online-permit-process-for-small-and-home-business Brisbane - 7 March, 2007 – TechnologyOne, the leading Australian software developer, has announced that the City of Charles Sturt has successfully implemented its ePermits solution, providing an online channel for council residents and local businesses to apply for council permits. ePermits was developed in collaboration with the City of Charles Sturt in response to their need for a user-friendly, fully integrated property and rating solution. The solution developed is part of TechnologyOne’s suite of self-service applications, which is already being used by a number of local authorities throughout and . The e-permit process provides a flexible and time-efficient avenue to apply for permits. Applications can be researched, prepared and submitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We are always looking for ways to make it easier for our small businesses and ratepayers to interact with Council”, said Sandie Starr, General Manager, City Services, City of Charles Sturt . “ePermits provides a streamlined and efficient process, making the permit application process easier and quicker.” This process also enables the City of Charles Sturt to implement a new self-service, customer centric business model, which helps to anticipate and meet the rapidly changing demands of their ratepayers. “This partnership illustrates our commitment to our customers in the Local Government sector to keep pace with legislative changes and meet the growing expectations of ratepayers for flexible services,” said TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco . “We pride ourselves on providing solutions to our customers that deliver real benefits to ratepayers. Our relationship with local government sector spans more than a decade and, in that time, we have established ourselves as a leading supplier of innovative, integrated enterprise solutions,” he said. ---ends--- Note to Editors: The City of Charles Sturt received funding of $390,559 through the Commonwealth Government’s Regulation Reduction Incentive Fund, which aims to reduce the regulatory and compliance burden for small and home-based businesses. Five of the most requested permits available through the process are: Mobile vending Outdoor dining Parking (temporary exemption) Real estate signage Skip bins (urgent and non-urgent requests) About Technology One Limited Technology One Limited (TechnologyOne) has been providing comprehensive and deeply integrated enterprise business software solutions for over 20 years. The company’s unique value proposition, The Power of One, is that it develops, markets, sells, implements and supports its own world class, fully integrated software solutions including Financials, HR & Payroll, Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Budgeting, Property & Rating, Student Management and Works & Assets. The company’s new generation Connected Intelligence (Ci) solution suite is based on leading edge, state of the art technology and backed up by a substantial research and development program to ensure it continues to provide its clients with a significant competitive advantage and long term security. For further information visit: www.technologyonecorp.com Contact DetailsIssued on behalf of TechnologyOne by Espresso Communications. For more information, please contact Sally Robinson , Espresso Communications, Phone (02) 9357 5544 or sally@espressocomms.com.au. Lose the wires but keep the music playing 2007-03-01T20:00:00Z lose-the-wires-but-keep-the-music-playing Sydney, 2 March, 2007 – Leading consumer electronics brand GEAR4 has announced the launch of BluPhones; a uniquely designed set of wireless stereo headphones for Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, laptops and MP3 players. With BluPhones, you can enjoy the 2-in-1 functionality of a Bluetooth headset and wireless headphones. You will never miss an important phone call with BluPhones. The headphones alert you to incoming calls and allow you to pause your tunes through a small and sleek multi-function button on the headset. After you have finished your call, your tunes will automatically restart. BluPhones are designed to turn heads with their compact, sleek, and lightweight design giving you maximum comfort, portability and style from every angle. The BluPhones receive and play Bluetooth stereo streaming audio data direct from mobile phones or music players that support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for advanced stereo. The headphones also work with many non-A2DP Bluetooth devices in mono. “We’ve designed the BluPhones with sound quality and fashion in mind” says Jamie Dudderidge, managing director APAC of GEAR4, “The headset style design provides superior sound quality and the compact form factor eliminates the bulk and wires of standard headphones, providing a sleek solution for your music needs”. “As more stereo Bluetooth mobile phone models become available in Australia, consumers want a single device that provides them the convenience of a hands-free headset coupled with the headphones for their listening pleasure. GEAR4 is providing a stylish and innovative way for consumers to enhance their listening experience through the BluPhones.” The BluPhones are the first in a new range of GEAR4 accessories that will be launched this year. The "Music on your Mobile" range is designed specifically for the music-phone market and will allow you to stream your tunes where you listen to them most - in the home, driving or taking a walk. Features: - Weighs only 26 grams - Works as a hands-free headset for any Bluetooth mobile phone - 5 hour music playing / talk time - 60 hours standby time - Plays music in stereo from any A2DP Bluetooth device and in mono for most other Bluetooth devices - ends - Pricing and Availability The GEAR4 BluPhones retails at $129.95 and will be available from April 2007. Stockists: 02 9965 7247 For further information or to obtain a unit for review, please contact Helen Smith at Espresso Communications on: 02 9357 5544 or via email at helen@espressocomms.com.au. About GEAR4 - www.gear4.com Launched in 2006, GEAR4 is a range of consumer technology accessories for the iPod and other digital devices. The new range and brand has been developed from PodGear, the successful UK-based brand of iPod accessories that was formed in 2004 by Disruptive Technology Channels. The GEAR4 range includes accessories for the iPod and other digital devices; products such as mobile speakers, chargers, protective cases, cables and much more. GEAR4 is Europe's No.1 home-grown iPod accessory brand and aims to emulate this success within other digital product sectors such as gaming and telecommunications. The company prides itself on manufacturing the most innovative, stylish and exciting digital accessories available on the market. The accessories are tailored to the whole of the iPod range with expansion planned. Sleek and chic, GEAR4 provides essential equipment for the iPod generation to help you 'Free Your Tunes'.