The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2004-03-29T14:39:00Z Panaseer tunes into Austereo 2004-03-29T14:39:00Z panaseer-tunes-into-austereo Panaseer announced today that it has won a three year multi-million dollar deal with Austereo to manage its Australia wide network. The deal encompasses the full management by Panaseer of Austereos voice and data network, with complete end-to-end networking solutions covering their customer premise equipment, external network links and facilities management services. Speaking on the announcement, Mr Des DeCean, Group General Manager, Engineering and IT for Austereo said, As Australias largest broadcaster, we needed a partner that would reduce our telecommunications costs without compromising on quality, and bring to the company value added services. He added, Austereo employs over 1,000 people, and our network is critical to our success as a broadcaster. Using Panaseers VPN solutions, Austereo will gain a five-fold increase in their network bandwidth due to the Ethernet to Ethernet network running at 10Mbit/s. Commenting on the expansion, Mr Ross Forgione, Group IT and Communications for Austereo said, The increased capacity has lifted our productivity and allowed us to integrate applications such as our web based CRM into the overall network. However, most importantly, we have achieved this with a low investment ratio. Mr Garry Gray, General Manager, Panaseer said of the win, Austereos network has demanding requirements and we have met those by delivering a mix of carrier diversity and solutions that best suit each application within the company. He added, We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Austereo and to build on this over the next few years. In a highly competitive environment the company was able to provide Austereo with a network that is reliable and flexible as well as cost effective. An example of this is the integration of live to air audio traffic leveraging the VPN service. Austereos Cyber Studio utilises this functionality, with the show being run in Sydney and broadcast live to air across Sydney and Melbourne. Mr Gray said, We see our role as Austereos partner in the development of innovative solutions to meet and exceed their telecommunications needs. Commenting on the partnership with Panaseer, Mr Forgione said, We were attracted to Panaseers position in the marketplace as an independent carrier. They have shown that they can deliver a tailored networking solution, yet give us the performance and price of a major player. We now have a robust voice and data network along with audio broadcasting. Our telecom spend is down and we have improved our audio quality, he added. About Panaseer Panaseer is Australias leading provider of managed telecommunications solutions. The company provides tailored outsourced networks that simplify communication complexities. The companys corporate customers enjoy the benefits of VPNs, for voice and data, video, and online applications. Delivering real value and cost savings. Panaseers team is passionately focused on delivering these customised telecommunications solutions that are driven by service level guarantees and the companys 100 man-years of expertise. The company bring efficiencies that reduce customers capital expenditure, and lower their operational costs, giving them a competitive advantage in their business. Panaseers solutions are developed to suit our customers applications, locations and budget, with a fully integrated national network that delivers assured service levels 24/7. About Austereo Austereo Group Ltd is the largest radio broadcaster in Australia. The company operates radio stations in all mainland Australia capital cities and the two major regional cities of Newcastle and Canberra. With two national networks, Today and Triple M, Austereos strengths lie in creative programming, effective sales and promotional strategies, and the development of non traditional revenue streams. These key competitive advantages have been exported to offshore markets, including Malaysia, Greece and the UK. The programming of Austereo stations is targeted to under 45 audiences. The success of the strategies is such that the network generally holds the number one or two ratings place in the vital 19-39 age audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle and Canberra. Austereo Group Ltd was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 5 March 2001. Panaseer Expands Business Offering with Commander Communications 2004-01-08T14:11:00Z panaseer-expands-business-offering-with-commander-communications Panaseer Limited (PSL) and Commander Communications Limited (CDR) announced that they have conditionally exchanged contracts in a deal that will see Commander acquire the Panaseer business (Jtec Pty Limited). The acquisition will further strengthen Panaseers position as Australias leading provider of managed Virtual Private Networks and enable expansion of its services to corporate and Government sectors within Australia. The addition of Panaseers business to that of Commander adds further legitimacy to Commanders thrust of becoming a single source of voice, data and video systems, solutions and services to small and medium enterprises and selected corporate customers. Over the past two years, Panaseer has consistently achieved revenue growth rates in the managed outsourced telecommunications sector of over 40 percent per annum, along with customer acquisition rates in the order of 70 percent. Commenting on the announcement, Mr Noel Robertson, Managing Director, Panaseer said, To sustain our excellent performance and growth, we have been looking for the ideal partner within the market for a number of months. Commander brings to the table a strong financial position, a good client base and a complementary set of skills, products and experience. Mr Robertson has agreed to continue managing the Panaseer business. With a like customer base, the combined companies are ideally placed to be a greater force in the SME and corporate market for data, voice, video, mobility and managed networking solutions. Mr Robertson added, We see tremendous benefits in the areas of voice and data solutions. Panaseer will be able to leverage Commanders strength in voice, data, video and bundled offerings and Commander will benefit from Panaseers extensive experience in the corporate market including voice, data, outsourcing and fully managed networking solutions. The end result will be a company that can deliver best of breed and end to end telecommunication solutions effectively to Australian businesses. Commander Managing Director, Adrian Coote, said The Panaseer acquisition was a further step forward in Commanders strategy to continue to grow its national data presence and play a leading role in the convergence of voice and data. Panaseer provides Commander with additional critical mass in the data services business where we offer converged solutions to our SME and corporate clients. Both companies have solid partnerships with most of the worlds leading communication and IT vendors and providers, as well as a history of strong system integration and service delivery. Panaseer has a proud history of technical excellence, high customer service and market success and this will be welcomed by the Commander customer base as Commander continues with its strategy of offering 360 communication Data, Internet, Voice and Network, Mr Coote said. Key elements of the acquisition include: Main condition precedent: The shareholders of Jtecs parent company, Panaseer Limited (PSL) must approve the sale. Either party can terminate the agreement should this approval not be obtained by 12 February 2004. Acquisition funding: The acquisition will be funded from operational cash flows and Commanders $79 million line of credit with its bankers. Revenue/EPS impact: Commander anticipates the acquisition of the Panaseer business will deliver revenue in excess of $15 million from year 1, and be earnings per share (EPS) positive in the last quarter of FY2004. The acquisition is expected to be completed on or about 16 February 2004. About Panaseer Panaseer is Australias leading provider of managed outsourced telecommunications solutions. The company provides tailored outsourced networks that simplify communication complexities. The companys corporate customers enjoy the benefits of VPNs, for voice and data, video, and online applications. Delivering real value and cost savings. Panaseers team is passionately focused on delivering these customised telecommunications solutions that are driven by service level guarantees and the companys 370 man-years of expertise. The company bring efficiencies that reduce customers capital expenditure, and lower their operational costs, giving them a competitive advantage in their business. Panaseers solutions are developed to suit our customers applications, locations and budget, with a fully integrated national network that delivers assured service levels 24/7. One of Australias Largest Supply Chain Management Companies Selects Panaseer 2003-12-09T04:29:00Z one-of-australias-largest-supply-chain-management-companies-selects-panaseer Panaseer announced today that the K&S Group has awarded the company a two year contract valued at over $500,000 per annum. The renewal contract cements a relationship with the K&S Group that dates back to early 1998. The K&S Group of companies comprises four operating divisions from Freight, through to Integrated Distribution, Transport and Agencies. Mr Brian Wharton, IT Manager for the K&S Group said, Our company has been provisioning integrated transport, warehouse management and logistics for Australian industry for 55 years. We are now seen as a leader in supply chain transport solutions. He added, So it goes without saying that our network is mission critical in nature. We deal in real time service delivery and that means it is imperative that we have visibility of goods and transport from order through to receipt. Speaking on the announcement, Mr Noel Robertson, Managing Director, Panaseer said, We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with the K&S Group. We strive to meet and exceed our customers expectations with network solutions that deliver on both quality and price competitiveness. Mr Robertson added, Our ability to fulfil K&S Groups diverse needs has seen Panaseer implement one of the most comprehensive range of products and services available to our customer base. The contract covers an array of application gateways, enabling the integration of PBX and key systems to facilitate an advanced private telephony network; a dial-in Intranet facility; and transparent inter LAN connectivity between all offices; ATM switching services and network access technologies such as, Fibre and DSL. Network security has also been improved, with the addition of redundancy and disaster recovery facilities. Mr Wharton said, Through the review and optimisation of the network we have been able to realise savings of over $140,000 per annum in telecommunications costs. The new network has lead to higher productivity levels along with greater network availability. Mr Wharton commented, Through using Panaseer to manage our network we are able to focus our IT efforts on providing client based services. He added, Panaseer has responded to our ever changing environment and without compromising on quality of service or the development of new applications. About Panaseer Panaseer is Australias leading provider of managed outsourced telecommunications solutions. The company provides tailored outsourced networks that simplify communication complexities. The companys corporate customers enjoy the benefits of VPNs, for voice and data, video, and online applications. Delivering real value and cost savings. Panaseers team is passionately focused on delivering these customised telecommunications solutions that are driven by service level guarantees and the companys 100 man-years of expertise. The company bring efficiencies that reduce customers capital expenditure, and lower their operational costs, giving them a competitive advantage in their business. Panaseers solutions are developed to suit our customers applications, locations and budget, with a fully integrated national network that delivers assured service levels 24/7. About K&S Group With our head office located in Mt Gambier, the K&S Group has been providing transport, warehousing and logistics support to Australian Industry for more than 55 years. In that time our expanded capabilities and our willingness to adapt our operations to meet the unique needs of Australian business, means that we are a leading supplier of supply chain solutions in Australia. Recognised as a true multi modal provider and maintaining an outstanding facility and resource base, K&S controls one of the largest company owned fleets in Australia, over 90,000 sq m of warehousing and a large range of rail and sea containers. Our range of services is provided through four operating divisions K&S Freighters Road, rail and coastal sea forwarding in support of full and break-bulk loads. K&S Integrated Distribution Warehousing, storage and local distribution K&S Agencies Provision of Ampol fuel distribution throughout the South East of South Australia and South West Victoria K&S (NZ) Limited Provision of full truckload and break bulk distribution throughout New Zealand including specific support to Fletcher Challenge Forests Each of these operating divisions is strategically placed to service its own specialised market. The divisions can also combine under a seamless structure to provide total supply chain solutions, including information and IT based logistics solutions. Our flexibility and our ability to adapt our divisional structure to meet market imperatives, has also allowed us to create specific client based structures that provide dedicated support to key customers. Panaseer launches complete managed Internet services offering for mid-sized corporates 2002-03-20T19:18:00Z panaseer-launches-complete-managed-internet-services-offering-for-mid-sized-corporates Australian-owned specialist telecommunications services provider Panaseer, has launched a complete managed Internet services offering for Australias mid-sized corporates. The service, EasyStreet eVPN, offers a full range of the latest Internet services - from access, domain name registration and re-delegation, email and web hosting, to managed firewalls and telehousing - in individually tailored packages. EasyStreet eVPN service offers significant savings on Internet related costs for mid-sized corporates. In addition, the service offers high reliability and security and is maintained, optimised and continually monitored. According to Bruce Hampel, Panaseers chief operating officer, With the eVPN Internet services, Panaseer offers mid-sized corporates the opportunity to use their IT resources more efficiently. IT staff no longer have to use valuable time to source and manage Internet services. Panaseer will advise on the best combination of services for each business and will implement, maintain monitor and optimise them. Our business partners no longer have to be concerned with making costly investments in Internet hardware and software, or with diagnosing and fixing problems across multiple suppliers. With EasyStreet eVPN, they have a single point of contact, and the full responsibility for the service operation lies with Panaseer. Cost savings on Internet services Panaseers EasyStreet eVPN services aims to save mid-sized corporates money on Internet services. The service is implemented for zero capital outlay and for a fixed, predictable monthly fee, and tailored to match the service needs of individual companies. The monthly fee also includes ongoing network operation, management and maintenance. Summary of Panaseers EasyStreet eVPN services: Internet access - eVPN provides a powerful and cost effective Internet connection, connecting geographically dispersed offices via secure network tunnels. It also provides company wide access to email, client servers and Intranet sites. Access is over dedicated lines and remote and mobile users can also dial in. eVPN Internet services are monitored and managed on a 24x7 basis through Panaseers Network Operations Centre. Hosting services eVPN gives customers access to the latest hardware, software and resources without the need for capital outlay. Email services are implemented, operated and managed, domain names registered or re-delegated and hosted by Panaseer. Panaseer also hosts customers websites on its secure web servers. Managed firewall High levels of security are a key feature of Panaseers eVPN service. eVPN uses a state-of-the-art managed firewall to deliver a secure connection between a customers network and the Internet. The firewall acts a s a gatekeeper the Internet and internal networks, ensuring only authorised traffic passes into and out of a customers network. It also eliminates the security risk associated with remote offices and mobile users dialing into a corporate network via the Internet. Panaseer tailors the firewall to match customers needs and it is monitored on a 24x7 basis. Telehousing As part of the eVPN offering, Panaseer offers a telehousing service, so that customers can save valuable office space by housing network equipment at Panaseers secure facility. Panaseers telehousing service includes 24x7 monitoring to ensure equipment is always working at optimum performance levels. Pricing and availability Panaseer's new EasyStreet eVPN service is available immediately. Pricing is tailored according to individual needs and is available on request. ENDS Background Panaseer is an Australian-owned telecommunications service provider established in October 1999 as part of the Techniche group (ASX:TEH 96.01%). Panaseer is focused on providing Australian corporates with tailored, integrated voice, data and Internet telecommunications solutions at lower cost. Panaseer has expertise developed from over 13 years of telecommunications hardware, service and industry experience. This experience includes providing telecommunications solutions for over 1,200 businesses, with over 7,000 offices and sites networked nationwide. Recognising the increasing complexity associated with designing and operating a telecommunications network, Panaseer simplifies the choice for Australian corporates by packaging the companys products, expertise, and services under a portfolio of managed services. Panaseer is derived from panacea meaning cure for many things, and seer being farsighted and wise. The company headquarters is in Ryde, Sydney, NSW and it has offices around Australia in mainland capital cities. Panaseer wins Australian Achiever Award 2002-02-04T23:17:00Z panaseer-wins-australian-achiever-award Australian Achiever Award for telecommunications services confirms Panaseers excellence in customer service Sydney, February 4, 2002: Australian-owned specialist telecommunications services provider Panaseer, has won an Australian Achiever Award for excellence in customer service in telecommunications services. The Awards, which are based on customer feedback in seven customer service categories, ranked Panaseers service as highly commendable, with a score of 89.41%. The Australian Achiever Awards are an independent, unbiased award system based on assessment ratings from businesses customers. Panaseers score of 89.41% was based on assessment and rating in the following areas: Time related service Client needs Care and attention Value Communication Overall perception According to Noel Robertson, managing director, Panaseer, This Australian Achiever Award recognises the high level of customer service we consistently deliver. It is very pleasing to Panaseer that the award comes as a direct result of the opinions of our customers. As a service organisation, we strive to maintain and continually improve our service levels and an award such as this shows us were on the right path. Panaseer is in a strong growth phase, despite the current economic conditions. We continue to win new business around Australia in our target market of medium-sized corporates, and many of our customers are also expanding their current contracts. This can be attributed to the strength of our offerings and the high-level of our customer service. ENDS Background Panaseer is an Australian-owned telecommunications service provider established in October 1999 as part of the Techniche group (ASX:TEH 96.01%). Panaseer is focused on providing Australian corporates with tailored, integrated voice, data and Internet telecommunications solutions at lower cost. Panaseer has expertise developed from over 13 years of telecommunications hardware, service and industry experience. This experience includes providing telecommunications solutions for over 1,200 businesses, with over 7,000 offices and sites networked nationwide. Recognising the increasing complexity associated with designing and operating a telecommunications network, Panaseer simplifies the choice for Australian corporates by packaging the companys products, expertise, and services under a portfolio of managed services. Panaseer is derived from panacea meaning cure for many things, and seer being farsighted and wise. The company headquarters is in Ryde, Sydney, NSW and it has offices around Australia in mainland capital cities. Panaseer appoints Peter Chalmers chief financial officer 2002-01-15T17:33:00Z panaseer-appoints-peter-chalmers-chief-financial-officer Australian-owned specialist telecommunications services provider Panaseer, has appointed Peter Chalmers as its new chief financial officer. This is the second in a series of appointments aimed at further strengthening the company and building Panaseers business nationally. Peters appointment follows the recent announcement that Noel Robertson has joined Panaseer as managing director. Peters main focus in his new role will be to support Panaseers growth with the implementation of a new financial system specifically designed for Panaseers service-focussed business. The system will ensure Panaseer has the tools, resources and backbone to further increase the quality of its customer service. Before joining Panaseer, Peter was the CFO and company secretary for telecommunications carrier equipment manufacturer, COM10 Pty Ltd. Prior to that, Peter was financial controller for telephone manufacturer, Exicom. He has also held senior accounting roles with Hunter Douglas, Life Savers and Ciba Geigy. Peter Chalmers said, Panaseer is in a very healthy financial position and has the potential for rapid and continued growth. It is exciting to be here during the early stages and play a key role in the strong management team that is going to make this happen. I look forward to applying my seven years of skills and experience in the telecommunications industry, and my years of service industry experience to my role with Panaseer. ENDS Background Panaseer is an Australian-owned telecommunications service provider established in October 1999 as part of the Techniche group (ASX:TEH 82.8%). Panaseer is focused on providing Australian corporates with tailored, integrated voice, data and Internet telecommunications solutions at lower cost. Panaseer has expertise developed from over 13 years of telecommunications hardware, service and industry experience. This experience includes providing telecommunications solutions for over 1,200 businesses, with over 7,000 offices and sites networked nationwide. Recognising the increasing complexity associated with designing and operating a telecommunications network, Panaseer simplifies the choice for Australian corporates by packaging the companys products, expertise, and services under a portfolio of managed services. Panaseer is derived from panacea meaning cure for many things, and seer being farsighted and wise. The company headquarters is in Ryde, Sydney, NSW and it has offices around Australia in mainland capital cities. Panaseer appoints Noel Robertson, managing director 2001-12-13T18:43:00Z panaseer-appoints-noel-robertson-managing-director Australian-owned specialist telecommunications services provider, Panaseer, has appointed Noel Robertson as its new managing director. This is the first in a series of appointments aimed at further strengthening the company and building Panaseers business nationally. In his new role, Noel will focus on the continued growth and development of Panaseers business in the Australian market. He will build on Panaseers strong internal technologies, skills and delivery capabilities with the implementation of a number of new service delivery systems. These will further enhance Panaseers service offerings, competitiveness and value proposition for Australian mid-sized corporates. Noel Robertson said, My main objective is to grow Panaseers core-business. This is an exciting, challenging and highly achievable task. Panaseer has already established itself and built a strong reputation as a quality supplier of telecommunications outsourcing services and packaged solutions. Panaseer has some key strengths focussed management, exceptional service delivery capabilities, a strong customer focus, and some of the best technical skills in the industry. These strengths present Panaseer with a great opportunity to continue to build our position in our market. Following the sale of our Jtec product business to Ericsson, Panaseer is now the single operating business and focus of our listed parent company, Techniche Limited (TEH). We have a solid customer base and strong and growing revenues. This has created a very firm base for our future expansion. Before joining Panaseer, Noel was commercial director and Board member with Vodafone Australia. Noel also held a number of senior management roles within Telstra over the previous five years. Noel holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. ENDS Background Panaseer is an Australian-owned telecommunications service provider established in October 1999 as part of the Techniche group (ASX:TEH 82.8%). Panaseer is focused on providing Australian corporates with tailored, integrated voice, data and Internet telecommunications solutions at lower cost. Panaseer has expertise developed from over 13 years of telecommunications hardware, service and industry experience. This experience includes providing telecommunications solutions for over 1,200 businesses, with over 7,000 offices and sites networked nationwide. Recognising the increasing complexity associated with designing and operating a telecommunications network, Panaseer simplifies the choice for Australian corporates by packaging the companys products, expertise, and services under a portfolio of managed services. Panaseer is derived from panacea meaning cure for many things, and seer being farsighted and wise. The company headquarters is in Ryde, Sydney, NSW and it has offices around Australia in mainland capital cities. Panaseer launches Australias first integrated VPN service aimed at mid-sized corporates 2001-09-12T20:21:00Z panaseer-launches-australias-first-integrated-vpn-service-aimed-at-mid-sized-corporates Australian-owned specialist telecommunications services provider Panaseer, has launched an expanded version of its EasyStreet Virtual Private Network (VPN) service aimed directly at mid-sized corporates. The service, which includes Frame Relay VPN and switched technologies, as well as upgrade options to Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) VPN, gives Australias 11,000 mid-sized corporates a quality, cost-effective and flexible solution to voice and data requirements. EasyStreet VPN is well established as the only VPN service to offer Australian businesses ATM technology ideal for high bandwidth voice, data, video and advanced applications, said Colin Fabri, EasyStreet product manager, Panaseer. It now also caters for the many mid-sized corporates with a multitude of sites that have predominantly data requirements and a need for a simple, cost-effective voice service. The service offers two new options EasyStreet Frame Relay VPN for reliable, efficient and cost effective data services, and EasyStreet Corporate Voice for discounted national long distance, international and fixed-to-mobile calls anywhere in Australia and the world. The combination of these two options in an EasyStreet VPN service provides a powerful, cost effective voice and data communications VPN package not previously available. Guaranteed cost savings By combining Frame Relay VPN technology and switched voice services, Panaseer is able to offer medium corporates guaranteed savings on their current communications costs. The service is implemented for zero capital outlay. A fixed, predictable monthly fee which is lower than typical current communications costs covers all data communications and a simple, tailor-made, discounted tariff structure for voice services. It also includes ongoing network operation, management and maintenance. This service caters for the thousands of Australian medium corporates who do not fall in Australias top 500 companies, and therefore do not receive optimum tailored and discounted rates from carriers. A wide range of medium-sized organisations, with telecommunications expenditure varying from $200,000 p.a. to $2 million p.a., can save with this service, said Colin Fabri. Panaseer is able to get significant discounts for our business partners because we broker the deregulated market to ensure we always deliver the best quality service for the lowest price in the market. A long-term, flexible network solution The expanded EasyStreet VPN service is part of Panaseers holistic approach to customers telecommunications requirements. Panaseer consults with its business partners and delivers tailored solutions that best match their business needs. This new service package allows us to provide solutions that are even more closely tailored to our partners requirements, said Colin Fabri. EasyStreet VPN is now a true hybrid networking environment with mixed access types combining seamlessly to carry their business communications traffic across Panaseers national backbone network. Hybrid networking allows the matching of the right access technology to the requirements of each business individual sites, to ensure their network operations are optimised in each part of their business. For example, when recommending a telecommunications solution, Panaseer will assess the size, structure, communications requirements and geographical disbursement of the company. For corporates with high call volumes, large data transfer requirements, and high-bandwidth applications in parts of their operation, Panaseer recommends Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology. Small-to-medium sites will require a lower cost Frame Relay service for data and switched service for voice. These services would then integrate seamlessly in a hybrid environment for a complete corporate network backbone. Most mid-sized corporates will only require EasyStreet FR VPN and EasyStreet Corporate Voice service currently. But as all or part of their business grows they are assured EasyStreet VPN provides an easy and flexible upgrade path, said Colin Fabri. Pricing and availability Panaseers new EasyStreet VPN package is available immediately. Pricing is available on request. ENDS About Panaseer Panaseer is an Australian-owned telecommunications service provider established in October 1999 as part of the Techniche group (ASX:TEH 83.57%). Panaseer is focused on providing Australian businesses and government departments with tailored, integrated voice, data and video telecommunications solutions at lower cost. Recognising the increasing complexity associated with designing and operating a telecommunications network, Panaseer simplifies the choice for its established and prospective customers by packaging the companys products, expertise and services under a portfolio of managed services. Panaseer is derived from panacea meaning cure for many things and seer being farsighted and wise. The company headquarters is in Ryde, Sydney, NSW and it has offices around Australia in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide. Australian Truck and Auto Parts selects Panaseers EasyStreet VPN to link nationwide offices 2001-09-10T21:00:00Z australian-truck-and-auto-parts-selects-panaseers-easystreet-vpn-to-link-nationwide-offices Melbourne-based Australian Truck and Auto Parts Pty Ltd (ATAP) has selected Panaseers EasyStreet Virtual Private Network (VPN) to link its offices across Australia. The fully-managed telecommunications solution will let ATAP concentrate on its core business, while benefiting from leading-edge network services and technology. EasyStreet VPN will link the Melbourne head office with branch offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth over a high capacity Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network backbone, with tailored Frame Relay access. This structure will provide ATAP high capacity data at guaranteed service levels. ATAP will pay no capital costs for the network, and will pay a fixed, predictable monthly fee for the service. ATAP is a leading supplier of parts and equipment to the transport industry. Recent business expansion and the implementation of a new ERP system created a need for upgraded telecommunications infrastructure. According to Colin Linke, systems accountant with ATAP, We recently implemented a Momentum Pro ERP system. We found it difficult to use this system to its full potential because our existing carrier-based telecommunications infrastructure had inadequate data capabilities. We needed a more robust solution to cope with our changed requirements. Panaseer judged best all-round fit ATAP conducted an extensive search for an appropriate infrastructure solution. Solutions from four major carriers, including the incumbent, were evaluated. Panaseers EasyStreet VPN was selected because it was judged by ATAP to be the best all-round fit. Panaseers fully-managed EasyStreet VPN represented the best value for ATAP, as it offered a full range of services and was tailored to match our needs, Colin Linke said. An important factor in our decision was that Panaseers EasyStreet VPN is a fully-managed solution. Panaseer will manage our data infrastructure from its state-of-the-art network operations centre (NOC) in Sydney, eliminating the need for us to have in-house expertise. All other solutions we evaluated required us to have in-house expertise. We feel very comfortable with Panaseer, as it has demonstrated a commitment to partner with us and a commitment to our transport and logistics industry market segment. ATAPs EasyStreet VPN service is currently being implemented. About Panaseer Panaseer is an Australian-owned telecommunications service provider established in October 1999 as part of the Techniche group (ASX:TEH 83.57%). Panaseer is focused on providing Australian businesses and government departments with tailored, integrated voice, data and video telecommunications solutions at lower cost. Recognising the increasing complexity associated with designing and operating a telecommunications network, Panaseer simplifies the choice for its established and prospective customers by packaging the companys products, expertise and services under a portfolio of managed services. Panaseer is derived from panacea meaning cure for many things and seer being farsighted and wise. The company headquarters is in Ryde, Sydney, NSW and it has offices around Australia in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide.