Green IT scores wins at iAwards

ICT award winners include CSIRO's Phenonet

Winners of the state iAwards have been announced, with Green IT and e-health initiatives from across Australia dominating multiple categories. The awards recognise excellence in ICT.

The CSIRO won the Sustainability and Green IT category as well as the R&D category in the ACT for its Phenonet project.

The technology, which was developed by the CSIRO, uses smart wireless sensors nodes that record environmental conditions while setting up a network able to wirelessly transfer data to databases.

Other winners in the sustainability and green IT category included Integrated Research for PowerMinder (NSW), Systar for iSystain (Qld), the CSIRO (Tas) and the La Trobe University Centre for Technology Infusion (Vic).

National ICT Australia (NICTA) scored a win for its Intelligent Fleet Logistics project in the NSW R&D category. The project was recognised for its ability to cut costs for the transport industry while reducing carbon emissions.

NICTA’s director of infrastructure, transport and logistics, Rob Fitzpatrick, said the system uses math based research and artificial intelligence, and is being used in transport industry trials to find the quickest routes for suppliers needing to deliver goods to clients.

“Industry is already showing that they can double their profits, reduce carbon emissions and increase safety by using NICTA’s approach to solving multiple constraints much faster than traditional methods,” Fizpatrick said.

“The system has been used in prototype trials for the analysis of line-haul route optimisation for two national consumer goods manufacturing companies and the results have been very encouraging.”

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