iOmniscient’s Automated Response System Wins Australian Innovation Challenge


iOmniscient, the leader in providing intelligent analytics solutions has just won ‘The Australian Innovation Challenge 2014’ for the most innovative Information and Communication Technology.

The Award was for iOmniscient’s latest product which uses artificial intelligence to significantly reduce the response time for emergency services during accidents.

The Automated Surveillance Action Platform (ASAP™) is a system that recognizes that an accident or other incident has occurred using CCTV cameras.

From the camera itself the system automatically locates the nearest available first responder (which could be a police vehicle, the fire brigade or other emergency services) and sends them a video of the incident with instruction on how to reach it.

The response time of a typical accident was consequently reduced from an average of 25 minutes to less than five minutes and greatly decreased the workload of control room staff.

Being in its fourth year, The Australian Innovation Challenge rewards innovations to help drive some of the nation’s best ideas to market.

The awards are run by The Australian newspaper in association with Shell and with the support of Australian Government’s Department of Industry.

The Challenge received hundreds of entries and iOmniscient’s Automated Response System was finally selected in competition against four other shortlisted finalists.

The different projects were judged against criteria such as technological excellence, novelty, level of international impact, sustainability, and evidence of an explicit strategy for securing public adoption and use.

“We are proud to contribute to a smarter and safer future with the help of our patent-pending technology that reduces Response Times for emergency services by up to 80 per cent. It helps to make the user more productive and effective in supporting the public when there are accidents and other emergencies,” said Ms. Ivy Li, Managing Director, iOmniscient.