Tuanz judges decide on ICT product of the decade

All previous winners of the best product or service category in the annual Tuanz Awards will be in the running to be named 'information and telecommunications technology product or service of the decade' in this year's awards. Finalists were announced on Friday and the winners will be named at an awards ceremony in Wellington on August 24.

All previous winners of the best product or service category in the annual Tuanz Awards will be in the running to be named "information and telecommunications technology product or service of the decade" in this year's awards.

The Tuanz also judges decided to split the category in order to recognise generic telecommunications advances as well as products and services.

Finalists were announced on Friday and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Wellington on August 24. Six categories are judged and a further three are subject to voting by Tuanz members.

Finalists for the 1999 Tuanz adjudicated awards are:

Amos Aked Swift Award for the Best Application of ICT:

Budget Special 1999; Television New Zealand

English OnLine http://english.unitecnolog.ac.nz; UNITEC

Mainland’s short messaging system; Vodafone NZ

Clear Communications Award for the Best Exporter of an ICT Product or Service:

Bougainville Telecommunications Project; Consultel Associates

DXR Product Line; Digital Microwave

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The Ericsson Award for the Best Media story or broadcast:

Richard Braddell, Business Herald; Tale of Two Countries Views on Competition

Russell Brown, Unlimited magazine; Telecom’s Xtra Agony

Paul Reynolds, National Radio; Discussions on the Kim Hill Show

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Saturn Award for the Most Innovative Use of Information and Communication Technology in Education:

English OnLine; UNITEC

PixelPark www.bears.co.nz; Pixel Park

www.tahatai.school.nz; Tahatai Coast School

http://online.waikato.ac.nz; Waikato University’s Online Learning Service

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The Telstra Award for the Best Example of ICT Supporting Business Expansion

2Day Internet

Saturn Communications

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Best ICT Product or Service:

America’s Cup Graphics; Animation Research

DXR; Digital Microwave (formerly MAS Technology)

Repartee Voice Mail; Amtel

Pre pay; Vodafone

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