PERTH, Western Australia, Monday 23 June 2014 – Wireless telecommunications disruptor Norwood Systems is proud to announce it is the winner of two WAiTTA Incite awards for the company’s CORONA service platform. The WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) has been conducting an annual award since 1991. The purpose of WAiTTA is to recognise outstanding performance and contributions by members of the ICT community in Western Australia.
CORONA (COrporate ROaming Network Access) is a disruptive cloud services platform that transparently reduces roaming expenses for corporate international travellers, while delivering seamless connectivity to their corporate voice telecommunication networks when abroad.
The first Incite award was received for CORONA in the “Development Domain – New Product” category, which recognises an outstanding ICT product developed by an Australian organisation, which has been launched into production and sales. The award covers the whole field of ICT (software, hardware, firmware etc) and can be from an established or start-up organisation. Since launching in January, CORONA has seen growth rates of more than 500% per month on average, with users now on six continents.
Norwood’s second Incite award was received for CORONA in the “Industry Domain”, which recognises excellence in the application of ICT in a number of vertical markets that delivers productivity improvements. The CORONA service delivers significant reductions in roaming expenses by seamlessly utilising existing enterprise voice networks to intelligently route a company’s calls over both its own network and Norwood’s cloud-based network.
Norwood Systems CEO and founder, Paul Ostergaard, said that the whole Company was surprised and delighted to receive the two Incite awards.
“This is a significant honour for us, so soon after launching CORONA™ earlier this year, and we are humbled to receive these two awards. I’d like to thank WAiTTA, the judges and sponsors for continuing to put together such a special awards program, which truly showcases WA talent in the ICT sector,”
“Never before has it been easier for an ICT entrepreneur in Australia to launch their business, with a wealth of online information and cloud-based services to assist in setting off on the right foot. I truly believe we are at the dawn of a golden age for the ICT sector and tech entrepreneurship in this country, and the Incite awards certainly highlight this potential,” said Mr Ostergaard.
Norwood would also like to congratulate the other fellow finalists in the New Product and Industry Domain categories, which include Amcom, NEXTDC, ATCO I-Tek and Rio Tinto. Whilst Norwood was the Incite award winner in these categories, all of the finalists now proceed on to the National iAwards finals to be held on 29 August in Melbourne. The iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the ICT industry. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.
The Company’s core technology has been developed by Norwood Systems’ R&D team based in Perth, Australia, since early 2011 under the guidance of David Wilson, co-founder and CTO.