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MicroPower plans Australian expansion

AusBN – MicroPower Technologies has announced that it will expand the availability of its SOLVEIL surveillance solution in Australia.

Western Advance will partner with the company to address the growing need for perimeter and outdoor surveillance equipment.

Western Advance Commercial Security manager Simon Zola said: “We are always looking for innovative solutions that meet the needs of our clients and represent options for market growth.

“The MicroPower SOLVEIL solution clearly fits into this category.

“There is substantial market opportunity for solar, wireless surveillance solutions within our target markets and we look forward to delivering this unique platform to our customer base.”

MicroPower vice president of Global Marketing Dave Tynan added: "We constantly seek ways to increase our presence within high-growth markets and we see strong evidence of significant opportunity in Australia.

“Our relationship with Western Advance ensures we capitalise on customer demand for perimeter and remote site surveillance that is unencumbered by traditional boundaries.”


LG launches two new TV models

AusBN – LG (LSE: LGLD) is launching a new range of OLED, 4K, curved screen TV’s into the Australian market.

Two new models will be available, a 55-inch TV that will cost A$5999 and a 65-inch TV that will cost $9999.

Both models will have screen resolutions that are four times that of a full HD display with 3840 by 2150 pixels.

They are the first OLED display 4K TVs to be sold in Australia.

The screen life of the TVs is thought to be around 30,000 hours, which is the equivalent of watching TV for eight hours a day for 10 years.

Both TV models feature LG’s web OS 2.0 Smart TV platform, Harman/Kardon sound and the company’s popular magic remote control.

Harvey Norman will stock the initial roll out of the models before it becomes more widely available towards the end of this year.


Melbourne Storm club introduces Vix Technology

AusBN – Vix Technology has partnered with NRL club Melbourne Storm to successfully launch contactless payment and loyalty technology across the AAMI Park for the 2015 season.

The technology was first trialled during the 2014 NRL home and away season and it has now become a standard component of Storm’s membership and loyalty programme.

Each Storm membership card will be embedded with the new Vix SmartSite technology, which supports contactless reader hardware throughout the AAMI Park.

The cards will integrate payments, grant access to areas of the stadium and hold loyalty rewards.

Vix Technology CEO Steve Gallagher said: “Our data analytics provides Storm with a distinct advantage over competitors by gaining a deeper understanding of its member’s behaviour with insights on purchases, detailed demographic breakdowns and movement into and around the stadium.

“Our vision is to empower clubs, sponsors and stadiums to better reward and cater to their fans in real-time.”

Melbourne Storm marketing director Mike Billing added: “We’re making it easier for members to buy food, drinks and merchandise and connect with the club through the smartcard and mobile app, with the added bonus of earning loyalty points to access money-can’t-buy experiences, Storm and sponsor products through our Lightning Rewards programme.” 


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