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March 28th, 2008
Indji Watch wins at WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards

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PR – Indji Watch,
the world’s first online hazard monitoring system, as been announced as
the winner of the online category at the Western Australian Information
Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAITTA).

Indji Watch
uses an online browser to display a single view of hazard and risk data against
the physical location of assets in real-time, providing up to-the-minute notifications
that enable users to reduce or avoid damage to property, injury or loss of
life.

Indji Watch
began with the EMDP demonstrator project in 2004, funded by the Cooperative
Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC SI).  Based on the learning from the
EMPD the product was then developed by iintegrate Systems, a research and
development subsidiary of geospatial consultancy, NGIS Australia.  The
Australian Government also supported the development of Indji Watch technology
in 2006 with a Commercial Ready Grant. 

iintegrate Systems CEO, Adam Hender, accepted the award on behalf of the Indji
Watch team, saying that the awards will help take the product to the next
level.

“To have Indji Watch recognised
as the leading online product by industry peers is a big
accomplishment.  I’m really proud that the product has been formally recognised
as a winner in such a competitive category at WAITTA.”

“This win is particularly
important for the next phase of growth for IndjiWatch because it demonstrates
to new overseas markets, who are likely to have never heard of Indji Watch
before, that our product is truly innovative and ground-breaking.”

 “This award wouldn’t
have happened without a lot of hard work from the talented development team at
iintegrate Systems, together with the support of Cooperative Research Centre
for Spatial Information (CRC SI) and AusIndustry, and WAITTA,” he said.

The Online category at the WAITTA recognises
excellence in the use of IT&T to provide information and services, with a
focus on customer interface, ease-of-use, user acceptance and innovation.  The awards
have been conducted annually since 1991 by the WA Branch of the Australian
Computer Society Inc. 

Indji Watch
already warns potential bushfire damage to electricity network transmission
infrastructure and tracks the path of fire using live feeds from satellites for
assets across Australia.

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