Agile software development specialist Company-X has taken home its second Reseller News Award.

Reseller News editor Leon Spencer presented Company-X co-founder and director David Hallett with the Innovation Award for an Independent Software Vendor on October 23.

The award recognised the work the Hamilton, New Zealand, based software specialist did in developing a voice-activated auditing application for state-owned-enterprise AsureQuality.

The application runs on the RealWear HMT-1 head-mounted tablet and enables AsureQuality’s inspectors to comment, take photographs and capture video during an inspection by voice alone.

Company-X won the Reseller News Homegrown Innovators Independent Software Vendors Award in 2017 after receiving rave reviews from Silicon Valley multi-nationals and the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for software designed and delivered. The One Network Road Classification Performance Measures Reporting Tool developed for the transport agency by Company-X also won the Road Infrastructure Management Forum Awards in 2017.

AsureQuality science and technology advisor Dr Harry van Enckevort was pleased to hear of the latest win.

“With our strong focus on innovation and technology, AsureQuality has enjoyed collaborating with Company-X on various projects,” van Enckevort said. “They always strive to deliver the right solutions for our needs. It’s great to have their achievements, including our voice-activated auditing application, recognised – congratulations to the team!”

Company-X augmented and virtual reality specialist Lance Bauerfeind was “exceptionally happy” with the award.

“It shows that Company-X is out there, on the edge, when it comes to developing new solutions,” Bauerfeind said.

“We have a really good feel of the augmented and virtual reality segment of the industry and what works and what doesn’t. We are able to analyse, pivot and keep our fingers on the pulse as we help bring efficiencies to business.”

Company-X co-founder and director Jeremy Hughes said the work done for AsureQuality was a great example of how the evolving and highly specialised technology could add amazing value to a business.

Hallett said: “Winning a Reseller News Innovation Award really does demonstrate that we are delivering on our promise of Silicon Valley savvy with a Kiwi can-do attitude.”