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AIIA celebrates Australian IT innovators

AIIA celebrates Australian IT innovators

iAwards 2009 winners spotlight Aussie innnovations

Victorian ICT minister, John Lenders.

Victorian ICT minister, John Lenders.

The breadth of Australian ICT innovation was recently on show with the announcement of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) 2009 iAwards winners.

The 27 winning entries across 19 categories were presented their awards in front of 600 attendees at the 2009 iAwards Gala Dinner held at the Crown Casino Melbourne on May 27 and hosted by Victorian ICT minister, John Lenders.

The awards, ranging from e-Health solutions to new forms of entertainment and 21st century business initiatives, highlighted Australian Innovation, AIIA CEO Ian Birks said in a statement.

“As the iAwards enters its 15th presentation this year, we continue to witness the strength of Australian technology innovation,” he said. ”These innovations will generate new market opportunities and improve the productivity of Australian businesses as a whole.”

“AIIA congratulates the winners of the 2009 iAwards as they have demonstrated clever ways to solve the challenges Australian and global industries are facing, through the use of ICT.”

The 2009 iAwards winners will be invited to represent Australia in the Asia-Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) in Melbourne later this year where they will compete with the best ICT companies recognised in the Asia Pacific region.

Video testimonials of award winners can be viewed here

The categories and winners are:

Communication

Winner: Mobile IP (QLD) for Free2move, an intelligent router that simultaneously accesses multiple uplink technologies while maintaining a static IP address. Free2move seamlessly transitions between prioritised uplinks to create a single, roaming point of connectivity for multiple applications and users.

e-Government

Winner: Mobile IP (QLD) for Free2move.

Merit: Partnership between the KAZ Group and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACT) with the Australian Maritime Identification System (AMIS), a powerful new capability that combines technology and operators collecting maritime data to analyse threats and risks. By presenting detailed, complex information in a single view for rapid decision-making, AMIS significantly enhances Government’s ability to respond proactively to maritime threats as far from Australia's shores as possible.

e-Health

Winner: HealthCube (ACT) for the Aged Care Medical Assessment Service which supports the efficient compilation of needs-driven, comprehensive medical assessments for Aged Care residents.

Merit: Mobilise IT (VIC) for Service Outlook Mobile Care, a unique application that enables Nurses, Carers, Therapists, Doctors and other medical specialties and practices to access and update key client/patient information via a PDA or Smartphone.

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