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Singapore companies win big at APICTA

Jack Loo | Oct. 18, 2010
Local firm Ephone a double winner

SINGAPORE, 18 OCTOBER 2010 - Singaporean companies have won four awards at the 10th International APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Awards), the highest number by a member economy.

 Singapore's feat was tied with host Malaysia which won the same number of awards. The awards were held last Friday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia.

 There were 180 nominations from 16 member economies for 16 categories. The members include Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

 Ephone International was the only company to bag two awards, the E-Health and Start-Up categories, for its product EPI Life, a device which allows a non-medically trained person to capture his or her heart rhythm measurement. EPI Life also scooped the prize for Most Innovative Product at the National Infocomm Awards in Singapore.

 The other awards were won by companies Smoov at the Communications Category and Scoreless Music at the New Media & Entertainment Category. Smoov's winning entry, is a community platform for application developers to load their software, while Scoreless Music's Scoreless Music Suite is an Apple app that teaches users to learn and play accompaniment music.

 Meanwhile, two companies G Element and Ohanae were awarded Merit Awards in the New Media & Entertainment and Security category respectively.



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