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Jx2 Technology to launch VINx2 at WineTech 07

Jx2 Technology will be launching its innovative new Winery Information System, VINx2, during WineTech from July 29 to August 1, 2007.

Jx2 Technology will be demonstrating its new system at WineTech 2007, as well as offering special introductory packages.

“We understand things have been tough, particularly for wine producers with smaller economies of scale. Our goal is to improve business efficiency with a winery-specific, affordable and easy-to-use software solution,” said Jamie Gilchrist, co-founder of Jx2 Technology.

According to Jx2 Technology, VINx2 is a cutting edge software solution designed to streamline the flow of information within a winery environment. The software does more than simplify record keeping; it traces the history of a wine from grape to bottle, and delivers:

• live integration to Bureau of Meteorology weather statistics

• bar-coded cellar worksheets for staff resource planning

• streamlined information flow to accounting packages (e.g. MYOB)

• rich management reports to identify product loss, asset usage and staff productivity

• statutory (LIP, LRS) compliance, and

• a radical approach to online help and training with Jx2’s own interactive video feed.

VINx2 allows wine producers to do all this and more, conveniently and securely from any Internet-connected computer (PC, Macintosh or Linux) whileat the winery, office, on-the-road or at home.

Jx2 Technology also takes the hassle out of data back-ups, software updates and system maintenance by providing a fully managed service that includes flexible phone, web or email support.

“Like a lot of small business owners, winemakers may prefer to catch up on book keeping in the comfort of their own home. With this in mind, we are offering flexible support options allowing winemakers to contact us at a time that suits them” Gilchrist said.

VINx2 was designed and built with the help of “Mac” from Mac Forbes Wines. Mac is an experienced winemaker who worked closely with Dr John Middleton from Mount Mary before further refining his style overseas. Today he is based in the Yarra Valley and has recently become the first Australian winery to log-on to VINx2.

“The team at Jx2 are determined to develop this winery software into the most flexible and user friendly there is available… The most pleasing aspect for me is not just the record keeping but what can be distilled from the data which can save time and assist in your winemaking", Mac said.

In early 2007, Jx2 Technology conducted an online survey for over 1500 wineries and gave away a luxury trip for two to WineTech 2007.

“The purpose of the survey was to introduce ourselves to the wine industry and better understand the broader technical needs of Australian wine producers.” Gilchrist said.

For further information visit http://www.jx2.com.au

WineTech is presented by the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Reed Exhibitions and the Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA)

For information on WineTech 2007, visit http://www.wine.reedexhibitions.com.au

For information on AWITC, visit http://www.awitc.com.au

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