Software briefs: Calytrix, Working Systems, Panviva

Software briefs: Calytrix, Working Systems, Panviva

Calytrix gets defensive

Western Australian software developer Calytrix Technologies has signed an agreement with a Commonwealth Government defence agency, which will see both companies enhance Calytrix's simulation development products. Calytrix's SIMplicity product is a software tool that enables developers to create distributed simulations for activities such as staff training or product development. The developer's first deal will be 10 licences for the Australian Defence Simulation Office (ADSO), a branch of the knowledge systems division at Australian Defence Headquarters. Defence will receive royalties from future versions of the SIMplicity product, as its staff will provide technical advice and verification for the product to be endorsed by other Government agencies.

Working with the Govt

ASX-listed developer Working Systems has signed its second government deal in as many months. Working Systems has signed a five-year contract with the NSW State Contracts Control Board on behalf of NSW Health for the supply of an electronic discharge referral system to be implemented in NSW hospitals. Last month, the WA-based developer signed an agreement with the ACT Department of Health, Housing and Community Care for a mental health information system implementation. The deals have come to fruition at a time when the company has been in need of some positive cash-flow opportunities.

New GM for Panviva

Local developer Panviva has announced the appointment of a new general manager for Australia and New Zealand. Searching for a new leader with experience in negotiating partnerships and opening up international sales opportunities, the developer has appointed John Harriott to the top job. Harriott has been employed in the IT industry for over 17 years with the likes of Wang, IBM and CSC.

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