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World-first wireless webcasting system overcomes distance

  • 17 December, 2003 14:38

<p>Last week a cow in Gippsland was cleared of foot and mouth. What made this diagnosis unique was the fact that it was made remotely by two specialists sitting at their desks in Melbourne, watching a video stream and taking high quality stills.</p>
<p>Today, Innovation Minister John Brumby launched SquizBiz, the video-streaming technology that made this interactive diagnosis possible.</p>
<p>During his speech, Mr Brumby described SquizBiz as an “exciting, new and innovative technology” [that can] “deliver practical benefits across a variety of industries for remote visual communications.”</p>
<p>The launch, held at 10.30am in Melbourne, showcased this world-first product that’s been developed and primarily manufactured in Victoria, Australia by Momentum Technologies.</p>
<p>“This launch marks our first fully commercial version, and we’re thrilled to be able to get the benefits of SquizBiz into the hands of more people,” said Momentum Technologies Managing Director, Adele Whish-Wilson.</p>
<p>“From helping businesses get specialist support when they need it, to enabling virtual collaboration, SquizBiz is already saving organisations time, money and hassles,” said Ms Whish-Wilson.</p>
<p>Client Hugo Davidson, Managing Director of Catalyst Design, said: “SquizBiz has changed the way we do business. It’s reduced our travel costs, freed up time, increased our export market and ultimately increased our profit margins.”</p>
<p>SquizBiz is a hardware and software package that converts a standard video camera into a wireless webcasting system. It has many applications including remote diagnoses (e-health and vet consultations); virtual communications and collaboration; e-training; remote technical support; and much, much more.</p>
<p>The launch marks another major milestone for IT start-up company Momentum Technologies, in a year that has seen Momentum: receive a major grant, win an industry award, sign an export agreement with South Korea and partner with Telstra Country Wide to connect regional Australia with specialist services.</p>
<p>Momentum was one of only 19 companies awarded a Telstra Broadband Fund Grant in February. The Grant helped the company bring SquizBiz to the market, sooner.</p>
<p>About Momentum Technologies Group (MTG)</p>
<p>Momentum Technologies Group is a privately held streaming media company that develops and distributes high-performance wireless video streaming solutions. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Momentum provides the software, hardware and hosting services that enable businesses to communicate visually over the Internet and Intranets, saving them time and money. More information can be found at www.momentumgroup.com.au.</p>
<p>For further information and photographs contact Adele Whish-Wilson or Phillipa Martin on (03) 9533 2077 (adele@momentumgroup.com.au or phillipa@momentumgroup.com.au).</p>

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