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Monday 14 September 2020
Listeners can now find more Australian radio stations than ever on Google Nest devices, thanks to the new integration of RadioApp, the Australian radio industry’s official aggregator radio app, further expanding Australian radio’s accessibility across digital devices.
Now, more than 350 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations, including all commercial radio, ABC and SBS stations, are available via voice command on Google Nest speakers and displays.
The partnership between industry body Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and Google Australia has resulted in a simple, reliable and easy process for listeners to access live and local radio via Google Nest devices. As part of the integration, Google Nest smart device users only need to ask for the station or frequency they want to listen to.
“We have been working hard in partnership with Google locally and globally for the past 18 months to ensure that all commercial radio stations and DAB+ digital stations are easily available on Google Nest speakers and displays. There is great value for radio audiences in being able to enjoy their favourite local radio station on these devices using a simple voice request,” said Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer of CRA. “It’s also good news for advertisers looking to invest in audio, as the growth in smart speaker ownership, and radio’s presence on these devices, strengthens radio’s position and reach.”
According to the Infinite Dial Australia 2020 study released by Edison Research, 85% of Australians have an awareness of smart speakers. There has also been an increase in smart speaker ownership, with 17% of Australians owning a device in 2020, up from 13% in 2019 and a leap from the 5% recorded in 2018. The Edison Research study also showed that, of the smart speaker brands available in the country, 82% of smart speaker owners in Australia have Google Nest devices.
“This new integration of RadioApp on Google Nest devices gives listeners easier access to their preferred local radio stations and favourite radio personalities, all with a simple voice command,” said Mel Silva, Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand. “After many months of collaboration with CRA, it is great to see the results of our partnership become available for Australian radio listeners and Google Nest owners — and by making this radio content discoverable, it will provide incredible value for local radio stations and advertisers too.”
A multi-layered promotional campaign highlighting the functionality will roll out over the coming months through on-air promotion and radio commercials, as well as online promotion via content on radio station websites, display advertising and the RadioApp website. There will also be a selection of popular radio personalities acting as on-air ambassadors to promote the initiative.
The RadioApp on Google Nest devices initiative has been developed by Commercial Radio Australia in partnership with Google and leading radio mobile solutions provider All in Media (AIM), a division of Xperi, Inc.
Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
EcoTank Pro ET-16600 provides wide-format printing with high-yield and low-cost replacement ink bottles
SYDNEY, 10 September 2020 –Epson has launched the EcoTank Pro ET-16600, its second generation wireless all-in-one A3 wide format printer offering long life cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill supersized ink tanks. The ET-16600 includes enough ink to print many thousands2 of pages straight out of the box,, is powered by PrecisionCore® Heat-Free printing technology and delivers sharp text and colour prints up to A3+ (13″ x 19″).
EcoTank Pro ET-16600
It can also copy and scan pages up to A3 (11″ x 17″) and features a 500-sheet paper capacity and rear specialty-paper feed, plus a 4.3″ colour touchscreen for easy navigation.
Powered by PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology, Epson’s most advanced printhead technology, the EcoTank Pro ET-16600 multi-function inkjet printer ensures peak A3 productivity and flexible paper handling. It is primarily aimed at home and small office users who require A3 professional quality colour output with sharp text at an affordable cost per page.
For one upfront price, the Epson ET-16600 prints up to 4,500 pages in black2 and 2,800 pages in colour2 straight out of the box without worrying about ongoing ink replacement and costs.
That said, if and when you do run out of ink, replacement bottles that only cost from $24.99 hold enough ink for another massive 7,500 pages in black2 and 6,000 pages in colour2.
At the heart of the ET-16600 is the truly innovative PrecisionCore technology which features Epson’s advanced Thin-Film Piezoelectric (TFP®) elements produced via a MEMS manufacturing process using semiconductor micro-fabrication techniques.
Forming the foundations of this proprietary technology is the PrecisionCore MicroTFP print chip, a digital chip that produces dots at the micron level — 1/100th the size of a human hair. Each nozzle on the printhead delivers up to 50,000 droplets per second and it’s this extraordinary focus on accuracy and detail that enables PrecisionCore to deliver exceptional results.
For a machine that prints A3+, the ET-16600 is also fast with print speeds of up to 25 ISO ppm for black and white and 12 ISO ppm1 for colour prints that rival and beat many colour laser printers without compromising a single droplet of quali
There’s more reasons for packing a greater number of nozzles into a smaller surface area too, as this high-resolution inkjet printhead along with PrecisionCore Heat-Free technology, gives users ultra-sharp text, as well as stunning graphics and images — all with smooth gradations on both plain and specialty paper.
Did someone mention efficiency? The ET-16600 comes with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder and offers duplex print, scan, copy and fax functions. This means the ET-16600 is always ready to print with the two 250-sheet front loading paper trays plus the rear specialty tray to accommodate specialty media. In other words there are more ways for you to get creative by printing on envelopes, labels, card stock and more.
Wi-Fi Direct means no router is required enabling users to print from virtually any room anywhere. That said if you’re the type who likes cables, the ET-16600’s built-in Ethernet makes sharing the printer on your network quick and easy with a single wired connection too.
The EcoTank Pro ET-16600 comes loaded with connectivity convenience in the form of Epson Connect which enables you to print wirelessly from your iPad™, iPhone™, Android™ tablet or smartphone. You can also easily print documents, photos, emails and web pages while in your home, office or on the road and can scan your documents and save them to the cloud for access anytime, anywhere
It’s kind to the environment too as along with the big ink tanks creating zero cartridge waste, the EcoTank Pro ET-16600 includes features such automatic, two-sided printing and copying saving users up to 50% on paper supply.
In other words the EcoTank Pro ET-16600 not only provides brilliant results for the home and office, but also a smart value choice for the cost conscious consumer.
Epson’s new EcoTank Pro ET-16600 is available now via www.epson.com.au and from all authorised Epson retailers and resellers across Australia with an RRP of $1,699.00
Epson’s new EcoTank Pro ET-16600, its first wireless all-in-one A3+ wide format printer
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1 Black and colour print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See www.epson.com.au/printspeed for details, including complete ISO reports.
2 Yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 pattern with Epson’s methodology. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink colour. All ink colours are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colours must be available for printing.
3 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com.au/connect for a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps.
4 WiFi CERTIFIED™, level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. WiFi Direct may require printer software.
Max print resolution
Max scan resolution
Min. droplet size
Max A4 mono print speed (ppm) ISO:24734
Max A4 colour print speed (ppm) ISO:24734
Max A4 copying speed – Memo A4 ISO:29183
23 ipm (Black)
10 ipm (Colour)
Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi Direct / Ethernet
Yes / Yes / Yes
Smart device printing solutions
Epson Connect : E-mail print, Epson iPrint, Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint
Fax / ADF / Duplex ADF
Yes / Yes / Yes
4.3” Colour LCD
A4 paper capacity