[Sydney, Australia, June 7, 2000]: Infrastructure, e-commerce, security,
Web development and content management developers were recognised for their
efforts in the Internet domain, with the Internet World 2000 Best of Show
Awards presented Wednesday at the event.
Twenty four companies were recognized for their work across various
Internet technologies at the sixth Internet World event, from more than
The award for best infrastructure product was presented to US firm F5 Networks, for its BIG/IP product that aims
to allow publishers to cope with increased demand on their networks and
ensuring high availability by load balancing.
Coollogic, which manufactures
Coollinux embedded Linux Operating Systems, earned a highly commended in the
infrastructure product category for its set tops box operating software that
is packaged with a satllite dish. Internet-enabled mapping solutions
provider ESRI Australia also earned a
highly commended for its products.
Telecommunications carrier Agile
Communications won the best infrastructure service award for its
Ethernet-based broadband, fibre, radio, ADSL and microwave data services
currently offered to South Australian consumers. Third party logistics
company Nexday was highly commended
for its e-commerce order fulfillment and logistics solution. Carrier Dragonnet also earned a highly commended
mention in infrastructure services for its work rolling out ADSL now to
boost Australian bandwidth.
Wireless technology providerNetline
Technologies won the best wireless offering award for its E-Fone mobile
email management system, which can be used from a touchtone or current
mobile phone. Wearable Internet product developer
Charmed Technologies earned a highly
commended in the wireless category for its range of wireless devices. The
company also presented its vision for a wireless future in the ‘Brave New
Unwired World’ fashion shows that were a feature of the Internet World
Software manufacturer Infomatec
Australia also received a highly commended for its Java Networking
Technology mobile engine, part of a system for delivering and customizing
wireless Internet content.
The best of show award for wireless service was presented to The Edge Consultants, for the company’s
suite of products and services built around and designed to converge the
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Internet content. Nokia’s WAP Server, which allows mobile
connectivity to a company’s legacy systems or the Internet, won a highly
commended, as did ADE Network
Technology for its high-bandwidth wireless connectivity within city
areas to create a wireless Local Area Network.
Security provider Jaws Technology
won the best security offering award for its products and services that
enable users to complete online backups over the Web, as well as email
encryption using its proprietary protocol.
Developer Bullant won the best of
show Web development category for its proprietary protocol to deliver rich
content to PCs, PDA
s and wireless devices, like a form of thin client
Development technology firm Ephox earned a highly commended for its EditLive! Web editing plugin, the first
that can be used with both Microsoft Explorer and Netscape Communicator.
Business messaging developer bChat
also won a highly commended mention for its B2B and B2C messaging solution
that allows inter-and intra-organizational applications to interact in real
Systems integrator Praxa won the
best content management award for its Digital Dashboard and Knowledge
Management offerings. Online publishing system developer Whitewolf Online earned a highly
commended for its websiteMAX publishing and content updating system, and DJJ Holdings earned a highly commended
for its SWiSH authoring tool which is designed to produce Flash text effects
The best of show e-commerce product award was presented to Creative Digital Technology, for its
Visual Agent Studio tool which allows portal builders and consumers to
construct their own portal using intelligent agent technology and simplified
scripting language. In this way, users can build a personal, dynamically
generated portal to facilitate e-commerce transactions, such as comparison
shopping and online banking or trading. This product was launched at the
Internet World show.
E-commerce technology developer Camtech won a highly commended for its
network of 100 resellers across the Asia Pacific region, and for its
consistent quality of e-commerce product service. Pure Commerce earned a highly
commended for its wireless e-commerce application, the wireless version of
its Pure Global Pay solution.
The awards were judged by staff from Internet World Australia magazine,
as well as ex-assistant editor of Internet World Paul Montgomery, who is now
the chief executive officer of ISP peering collective AusBONE.