Friday, November 9th, 2018 - Opmantek

Councillor & Judge Glenn Tozer, Gold Coast City Council states the importance of “Training in a virtual environment is revolutionary in lowering the risk and injury rate of employees in our workplaces.”


On Wednesday evening, 24thof October three of the highest achieving groups from Griffith multimedia, design and IT presented their Industry Project in competition for $2000 of funding - finalists included: Virtual Soccer Coach, CSI Application and Vision VR.  


The Opmantek award winning group Vision VR were able to utilise the unique capabilities of VR, to tackle complex issues of health and safety for factory and production line workers. This allows employees to familiarise themselves with training, machinery and daily operations. The detailed and varied training modules allow for the guiding and assessment of employees’ safety, featured knowledge and protocols. With the support and funding from Opmantek, these Griffith University students will continue to lead the development of safer overall operations for future companies and employees.


Councillor Tozer advises students and innovators trying to break into various industries “First you actually need to start, anyone can have a great idea, the difference between those who become phenomenally successful is the execution. Ensure to seek support from the community, with organisations such as the Gold Coast Innovation Hub. Overall, the Opmantek prize provides students the opportunity to develop business solutions and systems, to solve current issues in our community and workforces.”


Griffith University ICT & Work Integrated Learning Project Professor, Dr Andrew Lewis confirmed “Opmantek have given students the opportunity to work with not only their own company but exterior organisations, allowing them to learn, make mistakes and grow their technical abilities to succeed in their future workplaces.” 


Opmantek Chief Technology Officer & NMIS Founder, Keith Sinclair who was also an executive judge believes that the “Opmantek and Griffith University community project brings value to the IT industry. “It was great to see training, learning and safety aspects featuring in the student projects, as well as reusability and business strategy integration being applied. For student and innovators to be successful in the technology industry and the workforce as a whole, you must have passion, conviction and persistence to drive you forward.” 



About Opmantek: 

Opmantek is a multi-award winning Software Company operating in the field of Intelligent Network Management and IT Audit software.

Opmantek’s commercial open source network management, and IT audit software, helps IT teams detect faults, review current and historical network performance, and predict where future failures are likely to occur.

Opmantek software is used by more than 100,000 organisations in 130 countries and manages some of the world’s most complex IT environments, including some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers, managed service providers and banks.

While building their community of users, Opmantek has also sought to build the local Innovation community through the sponsorship and support of a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the knowledge, opportunity and expansion of innovative businesses. Opmantek are proud to partner with Griffith University for the 6th year to showcase and celebrate local talent and increase awareness of the Industry Projects program that Griffith deliver each semester.


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About Griffith:

At Griffith, remarkable is the norm. a relatively young university. In just four decades, it has grown from one campus and 451 students to become a comprehensive, multi-campus institution, with 50,000 students and over 200,000 graduates.

Griffith’s department of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in particular, bridges the gap between university qualification and work experience. It is an essential part of preparing for the job market and enhancing employability. 

Never losing sight of its progressive beginnings and everything they do—from education to research and community engagement—are designed to not only meet, but improve the new world for students, graduates and the communities they encounter.


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Sharon Hunneybell is the General Manager at Opmantek and a well known innovation leader in Australia and joined Opmantek in 2015 to work as an entrepreneur and as founder Danny Maher’s right hand. Sharon is a highly awarded technology executive and is named an ‘Innovation Champion’ by the Australian Government.

Sharon Hunneybell
M: +61 7 3102 3042

Griffith University

Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Today Griffith ranks among the top five per cent of the world’s universities.

Griffith's School of Information and Communication Technology produces skilled graduate and postgraduate professionals who are highly in demand and at the forefront of information and emerging technologies.

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Matt McGrath
M: +61 7 5678 0325

Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK)

Opmantek is a multi award winning Software Company operating in the field of Network Management and IT Audit.

Every six minutes somewhere in the world, a new organization implements an Opmantek product.

Opmantek’s commercial open source network management and IT audit software helps IT teams detect faults, review current and historical network performance, and predict where future failures are likely to occur.

Opmantek software is used by more than 70,000 organizations in 130 countries, and manages some of the world’s most complex IT environments including some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers, managed service providers and banks.

Opmantek is a public company with corporate headquarters in Australia and listed on the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB:OMK)

Sharon Hunneybell
M: +61731028310


GOLD COAST, QLD – Opmantek along with Griffith University are pleased to acknowledge the community project success of student innovators, who have utilised Virtual Reality (VR) and investigative applications to create tech with a community conscience.



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