The 2014 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) have recognised some of the most innovative new products and technologies in the market, with augmented reality application Augview taking out the Innovation and Commercialisation Award.
This follows Augview’s success at the inaugural New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards, where the company took out the Supreme Excellence Award and the award for Innovation and Commercialisation.
Following this win, Augview, along with other State and Country Spatial Excellence Awards winners from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, made up the finalists who were nominated for the 2014 APSEA Awards.
At a Gala Dinner in Brisbane last night, Augview Business Development Manager Melanie Langlotz accepted the award on behalf of the Augview team.
Augview Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mike Bundock, said:
“The integration of an augmented reality capability into a mobile GIS application opens up enormous opportunities for utilities, councils and underground asset owners to reduce their operating costs, enjoy efficiency gains and improve health and safety outcomes for their employees.
“We’re thrilled that our technology has been recognised at the APSEAs. Augview is achieving new milestones every week, and the rate at which we continue to develop this technology is rapid.
“We look forward to continuing to provide new and existing customers with this transformative technology which is really changing the way the construction and asset management industries relate to the built environment around them.”
Since being launched into the market, Augview is now being used by utilities, contractors and asset managers all around the world, making the task of spatially locating and identifying underground assets considerably easier, and also enabling in-field capture and maintenance of asset data.
About the APSEAs
The APSEAs are unique, in that they are the only awards for the Asia-Pacific region that recognise, at the same event, the excellent achievements of both individuals and organisations engaged in the spatial information industry across the region.
Hosted jointly by SSSI and SIBA, and in conjunction with Locate15, the awards showcase the technical diversity and innovation evident across the spatial industry. For more information on the award finalists for this year, click here.
Augview Limited is an augmented reality software development company specialising in the visualisation of asset data. The company provides utility and telecommunications companies with augmented reality capabilities - equipping field service personnel with cutting edge functionality which provides direct business benefits.
Augview Limited was formed in 2012 in response to a large shift in the IT market. Realising that there were a growing number of businesses who were looking for smart mobile solutions that made their workforce more productive using the hardware and technology that they had already adopted, the company decided to focus on the development of a new augmented reality GIS product.
After researching the mobile hardware market it became apparent that the global workforce was on the verge of a major transformation, shifting away from the office workstation and into something much more agile; smartphone and tablet computing. Augview also realised that many of the limitations which in the past had restricted mobile computing were being solved at a rapid rate. As a result the company decided to use their extensive knowledge of the utility, telecommunications and IT industries to build a product which took advantage of this new technology, and solved problematic issues which have frustrated geospatial businesses for years.