July 3, 2013 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) has been honoured in three prestigious categories of The Australian Business Awards 2013: Business Innovation; Best Industrial Product and Product Innovation.

David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless, says the business and product awards provide important recognition of the organisation’s commitment to driving innovation and advancing business efficiency, productivity and profitability through the development of highly adaptable wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies.

"It is a tremendous honour to have won The Australian Business Award for Best Industrial Product in addition to winning both the award for Business Innovation and Product Innovation for the second year running. These accolades acknowledge the continued success of our M2M innovation strategy which has enabled us to partner with global industry leaders and grow our presence in M2M markets worldwide," he said.

Now in its eighth year, The Australian Business Awards is a highly regarded national program with an established set of business and product award categories assessing the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and responsibility. The program engages with leading corporate, government and non-government organisations across key industry segments, including financial, manufacturing, professional services, energy, telecommunications, construction, transport, healthcare, education, food services and retail. Winners of the program are publicly honoured for their industry-leading initiatives and products.

NetComm Wireless was established over 30 years ago and is today recognised as one of the world's most innovative companies. The Australian Business Award for Innovation was won by NetComm Wireless for a second consecutive year for its successful transition from a company that transformed consumer communications into a company that is now pioneering wireless M2M communications through the development of technologies that support the remote monitoring and management of equipment and systems across diverse industry sectors in areas such as: health, retail, utilities, security, transport, meteorology and mining.

The Australian Business Award for Best Industrial Product acknowledges the unique M2M customisation capabilities of the NetComm Wireless M2M WiFi Router with Voice (NTC-40WV); and The Australian Business Award for Product Innovation recognises the groundbreaking impact of the NetComm Wireless Outdoor 3G WiFi Router with Voice (NTC-30WV) on enhancing wireless communications in weak coverage areas, both on land and offshore.

Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director, The Australian Business Awards says, “ NetComm Wireless is a worthy recipient and has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that stands out amongst a dynamic field of Australia’s elite.

“The Australian Business Awards recognise our most innovative organisations, their outstanding achievements and contribution to the Australian economy. The awards raise the bar across all aspects of quality management and provide organisations with ways to review their business and product performance as well as identify their core strengths,” Ms Johnston adds.

“An Australian Business Award solidifies NetComm Wireless' place as a leader alongside our best in business. As well as achieving outstanding outcomes, the honourees have enhanced the reputation of their professions and have demonstrated their best endeavours across business, industry and the community. Australia’s modernised economy is providing a stable platform for a wide spectrum of sectors to increase their competitiveness through concerted ICT development, manufacturing innovation, a dynamic services sector, a growing knowledge economy and a world class primary sector.”

The Australian Business Awards 2013 saw one hundred winners (ABA100) announced across twenty business and product award categories. The business entries were assessed using key criteria covering planning, research and development, execution and implementation, impact and outcomes, performance management and industry contributions. The product entries were assessed using key criteria covering product features, benefits, performance and sustainability.

Media contact:
Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager
Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com

About NetComm Wireless
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For over 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com