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    Government Services, Building Industry and ICT
    The Honourable Simon Finn

    Queensland ICT companies scoop up international awards

    Government Services, Building Industry and ICT
    The Honourable Simon Finn

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Queensland ICT companies scoop up international awards

    Minister for Information and Communication Technology Simon Finn has congratulated two Queensland ICT companies who received accolades at the 2011 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, held in Pattaya, Thailand.

    Mr Finn said Queensland-based companies Transmax and NICTA had delivered an outstanding result for the state, showcasing their innovative ICT solutions to the world.

    “Six Australian companies were honoured at the APICTA Awards and the fact that two of these were from Queensland is a real testament to the world-class skill and talent of Queenslanders,” Mr Finn said.

    Transmax took out an outright win and a merit award for its STREAMS Motorway Management system.

    The company provides STREAMS to State and Local Government agencies to help them manage traffic congestion and road networks.

    STREAMS provides improved efficiency, lower risk and lower costs when compared with a set of separate systems performing the same functions.

    Research company NICTA was honoured with a win for its Face Search Engine technology.

    This innovation improves the speed and accuracy of recognising faces in low-quality video footage, such as that captured from CCTV cameras or mobile phones.

    Mr Finn said Transmax and NICTA won the right to compete in the APICTA Awards following successes earlier this year in the state and national iAwards, Australia's premier technology Awards program.

    “I recently congratulated all Queensland winners and merit award recipients of the national iAwards,” Mr Finn said.

    “The fact that two of these companies have now gone on to international success shows that Queensland innovators have no limits to what they can achieve.

    “The iAwards acknowledge those who are reaching for the skies and stretching the boundaries of what technology can do for all sectors.

    “Achieving international acclaim is the ultimate accolade for Transmax and NICTA, and I commend them on their efforts,” he said.

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