MIMP connecting solutions www.mimp.com is an Australian-owned company that supplies, installs and supports high-capacity wide-band communications for the competitive business market. Established in 1985, MIMP has delivered digital transmission systems for customers nationally, in locations from metropolitan areas to the remote outback. MIMP clients include state and local governments, education, health and defence agencies and large corporations.

Australian network specialist MIMP has won another prestigious industry award, this time for a wireless network between two Adelaide zoos that will pay for itself within a year through improved productivity.

Adelaide-based MIMP connecting solutions won a NECA (National Electrical and Communications Association) award in SA, in the Environment & Energy Efficiency category, for delivering a cost-effective low impact communication solution that links Adelaide Zoo with Warrawong, a recently purchased property that could not even get a fast broadband connection.

Established in 1969 by revegetating dairy land with native trees and shrubs to attract native animals and birds, Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary contains 14 hectares enclosed by feral-proof fencing. Once the fence was completed, the bird population flourished and the release of many native animals began, including the elusive platypus. Today, it is home to 100 species of birds and many native mammals, most of which are nocturnal and highly endangered.

When the Royal Adelaide Zoological Society (Zoos SA) took over management of Warrawong, its only connection to the outside world was a low-speed 256 kilobit-per-second service at a very high cost. None of the business applications required by Zoos SA could run efficiently while Internet email was non-existent.

Wireless networking specialist MIMP computing solutions will this week reveal the secret of where its name came from in a sponsorship of the wombat enclosure at Adelaide Zoo, to be unveiled on Friday.

MIMP, which is responsible for ground-breaking wireless networking projects Australia-wide, is a long-time supporter of the Adelaide Zoo, providing both wireless and fibre-optic communications throughout its grounds.

Adelaide Zoo has recognised MIMP’s commitment by offering the Richmond-based company an opportunity to sponsor one of the animal enclosures.

MIMP General Manager Allan Aitchison said the company was delighted to accept this opportunity. “We decided to sponsor the wombat enclosure because my nickname is Wombat,” he said.

Allan Aitchison on the first i-Commute busAustralia’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.