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Locals make mark in top 50 shootout

WESTERN Australian technology companies have performed well in a competitive field to register highly in the recent Deloitte Fast50, a compilation of the fastest growing (in terms of revenue) technology companies across the nation.

Western Australian companies account for 60 per cent of the top 10 fastest growing tech firms. Following is a list of WA 2003 Deloitte Fast50 companies, with revenue growth averaged over the past three years.

Ranking 1: Digital Technology International (1406%)

DTI designs and manufactures world-class digital mobile surveillance systems to the transport sector. Its dominance in the niche sector is evident in a number of major international contracts and is currently capital raising in order to achieve further expansion internationally.

Ranking 2: Amcom Telecommunications (1061%)

Australian Telecommunications User Group Carrier of the Year 2003, Amcom Telecommunications was the first Australian carrier to deploy ethernet services across the metropolitan area. The company provides broadband solutions to businesses in Perth, Adelaide and Darwin and anticipates further growth off the back of its broadband network and associated service offerings.

Ranking 4: Empired Limited (951%)

IT software and services group Empired Limited has four business areas: infrastructure and integration services; application development; consulting services; and software systems. Empired is the result of the successful merge of two software companies BigRedSky Ltd and Tusk Technologies.

Ranking 6: ineedhits.com (780%)

Web optimiser ineedhits.com continues to enjoy significant growth by helping corporate web sites gain prominence in the world wide web search engines.

Ranking 14: PIVoD Technologies (325%)

PIVoD Technologies specialises in the use of video-on-demand technology. Market applications for this technology include management solutions for entertainment complexes and communication and entertainment systems for corporate and domestic markets. 

Ranking 27: Almos Systems Pty Ltd (174%)

Almos Systems designs and manufactures a wide range of meteorological and monitoring products. It works heavily in meteorological and telemetry system design and related applications, such as meteorology, networking and communications.

Ranking 28: Commtech Wireless (158%)

Commtech Wireless develops paging systems that have become an export commodity. It manufactures a wide range of products and its flagship product, BASEPage2000, is installed in over 3,500 sites globally, predominantly in the hospital and emergency services industries.

Ranking 33: Solar Energy Systems Limited (129%)

SES’s two technologies, Sun Tracer and the Sun Mill pumping system, have helped the company expand its revenue earnings. Both products are based on the simple use of technology and are pitched to operators in remote areas.

Ranking 34: pieNETWORKS Limited (126%)

PieNETWORKs is the developer of public Internet and email kiosks. The company has expanded its service offering to include corporate web site kiosks and its pay for use Internet kiosks are sold across the nation.

Ranking 41: Sanford Limited (113%)

Online financial services company Sanford Limited was taken over by IWL recently as proof of the potential of its online financial services platform. Sanford was formed by Stephen Goh in 1996 and has since developed a range of financial services for the online environment.

Ranking 43: FTR Pty Ltd   (101 %)

FTR has progressed from its research-orientated start to a commercial and market-driven organisation that now supplies courtroom digital audio recording systems to over 3,000 courtrooms in 13 countries around the world.

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