Adelaide software engineering company, Innovation Science Pty Ltd, outgunned ICT companies from 16 countries throughout the Asia Pacific region to win the prestigious 2009 APICTA Award for Research & Development. More than 500 international guests gathered at the APICTA Gala Awards dinner held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne last night to await announcement of the awards.
More than 150 innovative ICT organisations from across the Asia Pacific competed for an APICTA trophy. Entry to the competition was by invitation only to those ICT companies that had already achieved outstanding success in national competitions.
Innovation Science won the award for its Rapid Passenger Tracking software solution. The software quickly isolates the set of passengers that are of relevance to any incident that occurs on large subway systems such as the London Underground and Hong Kong MTR. The patent-pending process for analysing train locations and passenger entry/exit information allows investigators to determine the set of potential witnesses, casualties and perpetrators for any subway crime. Initially designed in response to the threat of major terrorist incidents such as the 7/7 London bombings, the solution incorporates additional features that make it suitable for efficiently analysing both major and minor crimes. “Even suspected pick-pockets can be identified using the software”, explains Mr. Michael Haddy, CEO of Innovation Science.
The Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) is an international awards program established in cooperation with 16 member economies including Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
What others are saying about the 2009 APICTA Awards…
- “Australia snares 3 gongs at APICTA awards”, ComputerWorld, http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/330412/australia_snares_3_gongs_apicta_awards/, 18 December 2009.