The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-02-28T00:28:58Z News: Industrial IOT Innovator MOVUS Launches First Wireless, Intrinsically Safe, AI Condition Monitoring Tool 2019-02-28T00:28:58Z news-industrial-iot-innovator-movus-launches-first-wireless-intrinsically-safe-ai-condition-monitoring-tool Brisbane, February 28 2019 - MOVUS®, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched the most advanced and cost-effective intrinsically safe, certified condition monitoring technology in a bid to reduce maintenance costs. FitMachine EX has been built specifically for explosive environments where monitoring and maintaining the equipment is extremely hazardous, so safety is critical to engineering and maintenance processes. These include upstream oil and gas, refineries, industrial chemicals, mining and food processing sites. MOVUS designed FitMachine EX in partnership with major oil and gas companies following its win of the KPMG Energise 2.0 Accelerator Program sponsored by Woodside, Chevron, BHP, WesFarmers Chemicals and South32. MOVUS also undertook extensive certification process, included internal systems and processes, manufacturing auditing processes and material management control to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018, the quality system for manufacturing devices for Explosive Atmospheres. “From our work with major industrial organisations, we recognised the need for an intrinsically safe sensor. Safety is a core value at MOVUS and we are now excited to bring the FitMachine EX solution to market for the oil & gas, and food processing industries,” said Brad Parsons, Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We understand that these are extremely sensitive environments where equipment downtime directly impacts the bottom line. By providing the most advanced artificial intelligence-powered condition monitoring solution at a cost-effective price, FitMachine EX delivers a very compelling solution,” he added. MOVUS has chosen ALS as its main go-to-market business partner for FitMachine EX, due to ALS’s asset reliability and condition monitoring expertise in the heavy asset industries. “We have been working with MOVUS for more than twelve months and see great value in the FitMachine EX. Our clients have been asking for an intrinsically safe wireless sensor, and we are very pleased with this advanced technology, rigorous testing and certification, and the rapid development speed,” said Mushfiq Rahman, ALS Group General Manager. FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial intrinsically safe wireless sensor, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and an artificial intelligence engine. The system continuously monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are extremely valuable in avoiding unplanned downtime. MOVUS will showcase FitMachine EX at the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Conference in Perth March 13 - 15. FitMachine EX is available for pre-purchase now, please visit sales@movus.com.au / https://www.movus.com.au/ex to learn more. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with global customers across many industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, a compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. News: Industry 4.0 Innovator Launches Free Tool to Help Manufacturing and Industrial Businesses Save Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Each Year 2018-12-05T02:31:17Z news-industry-4-0-innovator-launches-free-tool-to-help-manufacturing-and-industrial-businesses-save-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-each-year Brisbane, December 5, 2018 - MOVUS, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched a free tool to help asset owners, reliability and maintenance teams, operations and technology executives quickly estimate the financial benefits of condition-based maintenance (vs. reactive and preventive maintenance) in their organisation. Built by engineers for engineers, MOVUS’ ROI Calculator provides either a basic or advanced interface to help professionals understand the potential cost savings they could make by minimising unplanned downtime and reducing maintenance costs, while extending equipment lifetime. The ROI calculator is a quick and easy to use resource for maintenance staff, planners, plant and production managers, operations professionals and executives to develop a business case for condition-based maintenance in their organisations. MOVUS also provides easy-to-adopt, tangible solutions via its FitMachine® sensor and dashboard to then deliver on these efficiencies for those keen to establish a condition-based maintenance strategy, but don’t know how or where to start. “As the voice of the Industry 4.0 technology in Australia, we are committed to educating the relevant industries on the benefits - financial, operational and environmental - of condition-based equipment maintenance,” said Brad Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We are simultaneously dedicated to then delivering the actual solutions needed to achieve these outcomes. We have done this by developing the most cost-effective, and easy-to-use and technologically advanced solution in our FitMachine platform. Businesses can literally save hundreds of thousands of dollars by moving to condition monitoring, so it’s a no brainer to instigate an initiative like this.” FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial wireless bluetooth sensor, industrial gateway, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and artificial intelligence engine. The system automatically monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are machine health, degradation, utilisation, energy consumption and more. For more information about MOVUS, please visit https://www.movus.com.au/ or to get started with the ROI Calculator and learn how to save money, visit https://www.movus.com.au/roi/. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with customers in the Asia Pacific region and across several industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. About Industry 4.0 Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0 as a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. News: MOVUS Launches Easy Monitoring Offer to Help Manufacturers Avoid Downtime Over Summer and Christmas 2018-10-29T02:30:00Z news-movus-launches-easy-monitoring-offer-to-help-manufacturers-avoid-downtime-over-summer-and-christmas Brisbane, October 29, 2018 - Manufacturers looking to keep normal services up and running over Christmas and summer can do so more easily and affordably, thanks to MOVUS, the provider of FitMachine, a simple-to-use and cost-effective solution for equipment monitoring. Fulfilling back orders and preventing critical equipment failures is a constant battle for Australian manufacturers, notably during November, December and January with more extreme weather and fewer staff on hand against the backdrop of a peak demand for products, especially for food and beverage companies. Consequently, MOVUS has launched “Industry 4.0 Made Easy” an offer to remove the headache for manufacturers for just $85 AUD per machine per month allowing customers to deploy predictive maintenance in a cost-effective way. FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial sensor, industrial gateway, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and artificial intelligence engine. The system automatically monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are machine health, degradation, utilisation, energy consumption and more. Once a MOVUS installer is onsite, the units can be installed in under five minutes each, with no need for shutdowns, cutting or drilling. The installer will also train your team to install more sensors, should they be required. The pack contains everything manufacturers need to get started on their Industry 4.0 journey. For just $85 AUD per machine per month, MOVUS Industry 4.0 Made Easy offers: 10 FitMachine sensors 1 FitMachine Gateway The MOVUS fully-featured Dashboard, customised with your company logo, with machine trending and alerts via email and SMS Installation and training are fully included at your plant/factory/site Access to online help, training guides and support from the friendly MOVUS team “This offer is about making life easy for manufacturers during a seasonal time that is hallmarked by high product demand, staff shortages and weather extremes impacting equipment. We’re giving people access to the latest technology but in a really easy, low-risk way. It's a cost effective solution, that’s rapidly deployed, easy to use and easy to adopt,” said Brad Parsons, Founder and CEO of MOVUS. To get started, please visit https://www.movus.com.au/contact/sales/ About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company, headquartered in Brisbane, with customers across the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’s world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. About Industry 4.0 Insert Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0 as a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing[1][2][3][4] and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution.[5] MOVUS new office launch to be officiated by Hon. Kate Jones 2018-07-08T21:00:00Z movus-new-office-launch-to-be-officiated-by-hon-kate-jones Brisbane, Australia, July 9, 2018 – Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) machine monitoring solution FitMachine®, has opened its new offices today, officiated by the Hon. Kate Jones, Queensland Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development. MOVUS was a recipient of the Queensland Government’s Ignite Ideas Fund in 2016. It gave MOVUS the opportunity to accelerate the R&D of its FitMachine® solution and provided support in securing long-term contracts. The company has quadrupled in size from four to 16 current full-time employees and is investing in the next generation of STEM talent with 13 interns working across all four STEM disciplines. Developed and manufactured in Brisbane, FitMachine® is a world leading solution that combines Industrial Internet of Things sensors (IIoT), software-as-a-service, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help organisations proactively monitor and manage the condition and operating performance of their industrial machinery. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work, and minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. “The opening of the new offices and rapid growth of our team is testament to our clients and the industry in recognising the value of predictive maintenance,” said Brad Parsons, CEO and Founder of MOVUS. “We thank the Queensland Government for recognising the potential in the technology and awarding MOVUS the Ignite Ideas grant in 2016.” Minister for Innovation Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund is supporting businesses to turn their ideas into commercial reality. “Movus is a perfect example of the Ignite Ideas Fund supporting an innovative Queensland business grow and create jobs,” Ms Jones said. “Movus received $100,000 Ignite Ideas grant to develop the FitMachine and due to the success of this project Movus have employed an additional 12 staff and moved into a new office.” MOVUS serves the manufacturing, water utilities, agriculture, healthcare, tertiary education, mining, oil and gas sectors. It has already secured a growing list of domestic and international clients including Wesfarmers Chemicals, Melbourne Water, University of Queensland, Unitywater, and Bombardier Transportation among others. For more information, please visit MOVUS website. About MOVUS Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, MOVUS specialises in Industrial IoT (IIoT). Its FitMachine® technology transforms dumb machines into ‘smarter machines’ and enables this on a global level through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. Media Contact Shuba Paheerathan Progressiva M: +61 (0) 438 606 424 E: shuba (at) progressiva.com.au News: MOVUS Gets Investment Injection From Australia‚Äôs Largest VC Firms To Support Growth 2018-04-02T21:56:18Z news-movus-gets-investment-injection-from-australias-largest-vc-firms-to-support-growth Brisbane, April 3 2018 - Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and machine monitoring solution, FitMachine® ‘the Fitbit® for machines’, has secured $4.8M in Series A funding. The round, led by Blackbird Ventures, included Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital (Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment fund). The investment will allow MOVUS to scale up to international markets, further refine its product, expand its Research & Development Lab, and grow its Brisbane-based team. In just under two years, MOVUS has developed and launched a cost-effective Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensor and software-as-a-service (SaaS) monitoring platform, FitMachine. The platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help organisations proactively monitor, manage, and maintain the condition of their industrial machinery providing compelling return on investment by reducing the need for manual inspections and turning unplanned outages into planned situations. Known as Industry 4.0, the Predictive Maintenance market is expected to be a USD $5bn industry by 2021. With its disruptive FitMachine technology and uniquely customer-focused business model, MOVUS is poised to rapidly capture share in this growing market. “This Series A funding is critical as we are poised to scale with many new customer deployments which allow us to accelerate growth globally and pass on the benefits to customers via more rapid delivery of improvements. We’ll also be growing our engineering team and are particularly interested in people with a passion for hardware design and machine learning,” said Brad Parsons, CEO and Founder of MOVUS. “Our vision is to transform machines across their lifecycle to dramatically improve these industries for the benefit of the planet.” With a track record of investing in high growth digital businesses, Rick Baker, Co-Founder of Blackbird Ventures said “Industrial machinery is the engine room of our economy and the FitMachine plays a crucial role in ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently. We're proud to join the journey of MOVUS.” “Telstra is a national and global leader in IoT, with Australia’s largest IoT footprint that is already connecting more than two million IoT devices. We recently announced two new IoT technologies in our mobile network – Cat M1 and Narrowband, and in 2017 opened Australia’s first publicly-accessible Open IoT Lab in Melbourne,” said Matthew Koertge, Managing Director at Telstra Ventures. “We believe that MOVUS aligns well with our broader IoT strategy, providing a compelling IoT value proposition for machinery owners and a unique opportunity to capture value in the ‘Industry 4.0’ market.” MOVUS serves the transportation, oil & gas, mining, energy, manufacturing, water and utilities, agriculture, building & facilities management sectors. It has already secured a growing list of domestic and international clients including Wesfarmers Chemicals, Melbourne Water, University of Queensland, Unitywater, and Bombardier Transportation among others. For more information please visit MOVUS.