VIC6 Sponsors

VIC6 could not exist without the generous support and farsighted experience of our sponsors.
Many thanks for your contributions! Click logos to see Sponsor profiles:

Maddocks link       eVision link       La Trobe University link       AARNet-link      
Matrium-link       Nominum-link       Cisco-link       NeighbourhoodCable-link       PPS-link       LateralPlains-link

Member No. 2

Lateral Plains

Lateral Plains is a small company with a niche on the human side of Internet and related Information and Communications technology (ICT). The Vision and objective of the company is to assist and facilitate the transparent integration of ICT into the lives and operations of its clients.

Being based in the heart of regional Victoria, Lateral Plains has developed some unique expertise and understanding of regional and rural issues relating to Internet and related services. We have worked closely with communities, regional organisation, government bodies and locally based businesses and service providers in numerous initiatives to develop and enhance connectivity and service delivery in our region.

Member No. 3

PPS Internet

PPS Internet manages, operates, hosts, and protects web sites and servers. We monitor website security, performance and reliability. We optimise, analyse and administer websites, databases and email; develop back end solutions; manage web intellectual property; and register and maintain domain names.

PPS Internet has been operational since 1st July 1996. Our clients are web developers, corporate marketing and MIS departments, SME LAN administrators, system integrators and resellers. We are different because we are commercially viable and financially stable. We offer deep, extensive technical and e-business expertise, with no middle man - real facilities, real people.

Member No. 7

Neighbourhood Cable

Neighbourhood Cable operates retail and customer service facilities in each of its three markets, Geelong, Mildura and Ballarat. It provides Cable TV, Broadband and Phone services. Neighbourhood Cable also offers services outside of its HFC network, including wireless Internet and voice services, dial up Internet and ADSL broadband Internet. The company's CEO is Mr Ivan Slavich. The company's Regional Managers are Mr Colin Littlejohn (North West) and Mr Dane Hansen (Geelong). See

Member No. 9

Cisco Systems

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies.

Today, with more than 67,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as Application Networking, Data Center, Digital Media, IPICS, Mobility, Security, Storage Networking, TelePresence, Unified Communications, Video, and Virtualization.

Member No. 10


Nominum provides DNS and DHCP platforms with scalability, reliability, availability, and performance that are unmatched in the industry today. Nominum's DNS platform provides the most advanced layered security defenses available, protecting more than 150 million broadband households. Nominum's products were developed by engineering teams based on lessons learned from writing BIND (version 9) and ISC-DHCP (version 3). In contrast to open source solutions, Nominum's products are commercial grade and focus on carrier-class requirements. Nominum's DHCP and DNS solutions are fully IPv6 capable.

Member No. 21

Matrium Technologies

Matrium Technologies has been a leading supplier of test solutions for over 17 years. In conjuction with our partner Spirent Communications, Matrium is one of the few companies that can truly offer a complete testing solution for networks of today and the next generation. Spirent Communications can test the latest technologies over any network, any device, anytime, anywhere. Spirent's market-leading, award-winning solutions enable the development and deployment of next generation networking technologies, such as TV/PC/Mobile video applications, Data Centers, broadband services, 3G/4G wireless, Location Based Services, global navigation satellite systems, network security, and more. Together with our partners, Matrium Technologies can cover almost any requirement in the data and telecommunications field.

Member No. 22

AARNet Pty Ltd

AARNet Pty Ltd (APL) is the company that operates Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet). It is a not-for-profit company limited by shares. The shareholders are 38 Australian Universities and the CSIRO. AARNet provides high-capacity leading-edge Internet, optical transmission and dark fibre services for the education and research sector communities and their research partners. AARNet serves over one million end users who access the network through local area networks at member institutions.

AARNet runs IPv6 as a native protocol, including IPv6 multicast. AARNet also runs an IPv6 tunnel broker service designed to aid the deployment of IPv6 services in Australia, see

La Trobe University link
Member No. 32

La Trobe University

La Trobe University is one of Australia's leading research universities, with a world-wide reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Its vision is to continue to enhance its profile nationally and internationally to achieve wide recognition for delivering socially responsible, inclusive, relevant and radical learning, teaching and research. La Trobe University has five faculties offering a wide range of courses, research programs and study options.

The VIC6 Core Node is located at the University's Centre for Technology Infusion, which was established in 2007 as a Research and Product Realisation Centre at the University's R&D Park. It has established a state-of-art environment for academic and commercially relevant research, innovation and knowledge transfer, targeted towards high impact and strategic growth areas.

eVision link
Member No. 33


eVision was established in 1996 and is based in Melbourne. It is the developer and operator of, the cloud computing B2B Integration service used to host and automate the business processes and transactions of organisations with their trading partners and customers. Today, it is used across financial services, retail, manufacturing, supply chain and government, and by leading organisations such as Telstra, Target, Spotlight, Nissan and Toyota.

Service functionality combines B2B Integration, Web Forms, Business Intelligence and Business Process Management. The multi-tenanted architecture uniquely enables customer requirements to be configured, monitored and managed online via a browser. Customers enjoy a guaranteed service level provided through a secure, high-availability, high-performance and redundant production environment, backed-up by a full DR infrastructure.

Maddocks link

Member No. 34


With almost 400 people, and offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Maddocks offers legal expertise to a range of clients from sectors including infrastructure, financial and other services, and all levels of government, based on cultural values of diversity, collaboration, innovation and a rigorous pursuit of excellence. Maddocks has been accredited as an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women for the past five years and has been included on the ALB Fast 10 list of fastest growing Australian law firms.

At Maddocks we work closely with our clients to build long-term relationships. We foster a strong culture of quality, excellence, accessibility and integrity. Ranked 'Highly Recommended' in Legal Profiles, the national client guide to Australian law firms, Maddocks' Intellectual Property and Technology group assembles lawyers who have expertise in the following areas of branding, commercialisation of innovation, content, information technology, telecommunications and outsourcing.