Australia’s first Internet-enabled bus and a wireless network that’s making Darwin streets safer have delivered a hat trick of awards to Adelaide-based networking leader MIMP in the annual NECA awards.
The South Australian finals of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) awards, announced last Friday evening, acknowledged MIMP with a Perpetual Award as well as gongs for the i-Commute Internet-enabled bus and the Darwin Street Cameras multicast mesh wireless network.
MIMP General Manager Allan Aitchison said the three awards were a great recognition of two outstanding projects. “The i-Commute bus has attracted interest from all around Australia,” he said.
In the category for Victoria's Computer Systems & Software Services, Melbourne-based EBS received the highly recommended 95.68 per cent rating, based on seven assessment criteria: Time Related Service; Addressing Client Needs; Care and Attention; Value; Attitude; Communication; and Overall Perception.
In the Australian Achiever Awards, each criterion is rated individually in percentage terms and the final score is an amalgam of these. Anything above 80 per cent overall is regarded as exceptional and reflects outstanding customer service. A complete list of all businesses who have achieved over the last five years can be viewed at www.achiever.com.au/
Now into its 13th year, the Australian Achiever Awards provide an independent, unbiased award system based on assessment ratings from a business's own customers - an indication of a well-run business where satisfied customers are a sign that a business is healthy, worthy of praise and increased custom.
SA's latest wine region B&B sensation, the Old Church School, Carlsruhe south of Clare, has just launched its website at www.oldchurchschool.com.
Established by husband-and-wife team James and Jo Stewart-Rattray, the boutique bed and breakfast is a short drive to two of SA’s best-known wine-making regions, the Clare Valley and the Barossa Valley.
Since buying the former schoolhouse five years ago, Jo and James have transformed the empty building into Old Church School, Carlsruhe, a stylish executive hideaway complete with its own tennis courts.
Carlsruhe is a tiny rural community about 30 minutes south east of Clare, which is conveniently located just an hour’s drive from the State’s other famous wine-making district, the Barossa Valley.
Jo and James Stewart-Rattray fell in love with the Clare Valley when they returned to SA in the mid 1990s, deciding to build their dream home in Auburn, just south of Clare.