Kuala Lumpur – Embedded Wireless Labs is proud to announce that its development platform the EWL-Phoenix Network Series has been declared as a finalist in the MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2009 in the Best of Research & Development category.
The MSC APICTA, dubbed as the Oscars of the ICT is aimed at giving recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals, students, entrepreneurs, SMEs and organizations operating in Malaysia who have contributed to the development of the MSC Malaysia initiatives or in building applications and services for the benefit of Malaysia.
This year the MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009 celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a total of 18 awards, including Best of Research and Development projects – defined as any ICT research and creation, to discover and invent new knowledge, products, processes, and services or to create new and improved products, processes, and services required by market needs.
The EWL-Phoenix Network Series is certainly a strong contender in this category as it is a high performance development platform designed for triple play applications such as voice, data and video. EWL-Phoenix’s design integrates technologies such as WiMAX, WiFi, Fiber, Zigbee, VoIP and 3G HSDPA capabilities on a single board. It supports multiple VOIP, medical telemetry and upcoming LTE applications and functions as a 3G Router, WiMAX CPE and Optical Network Terminal. EWL will join other MSC Malaysia APICTA Awards short-listed nominees to present and demonstrate the EWL-Phoenix Network Series to the competition’s panel of judges on 14th September 2009. The MSC APICTA Awards Presentation Ceremony is on the 8th of October.
MDeC Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Badlisham Ghazali (inset) said the MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009, which carries the theme “Stimulating Creativity & Excellence in ICT”, is an ideal platform for creativity, innovation and excellence in our local ICT industry to be put forth under the spotlight. “This is part of our continued efforts to accelerate the development of the ICT industry, so that the country can realise its goal of becoming a knowledge-based economy,” said Badlisham.
In the competition, winners in each category will also have the chance to vie for the Prime Minister’s ‘Best of the Best’ award. Winners of the MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009 will attend a week-long Entrepreneurship Development Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA and represent the country at the APICTA 2009 in Melbourne, Australia in December. MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009 (www.mscapicta.com.my) is jointly organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), the driver of the MSC Malaysia initiative and the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM).
– Report by EWL Marketing. Images by EWL and MDeC.