Friday, 19 June 2009 12:02 PM
By George Kouroumalis
South Melbourne FC would like to congratulate George Parthimos and the team at miRoamer for their recent accomplishment of winning the AIIA (Australian Information Industry Association) 2009 iAward in the media and entertainment category.
In what is an amazing accomplishment for SMFC’s major sponsor, miRoamer was rewarded and selected for their introduction of the world’s first Internet car radio. This enables drivers worldwide to access internet radio through their car stereo from any location in the world.
In a model developed by leading car radio provider Blaupunkt, each driver will be able to tune into miRoamer’s extensive database of thousands of radio station, being able to listen to them with the simple click of a car stereo button. Users can also then store favourites and re-configure the stereo to enable them to have full control of the technology to make listening to their favourite channel much easier.
miRoamer’s corporate headquarters are in Doncaster, but the company also has offices in California and New York and plans to open a European office later this year, and another in Hong Kong in 2010.
Mr Parthimos has been in the information technology industry for two decades and has held management positions in the telecommunications, technology, banking, finance and government sectors.
In 2007 he was recognised by the now defunct Bulletin magazine as a member of its `smart 100’ list, which highlights the 100 brightest individuals in Australia.
miRoamer has been major sponsor of South Melbourne FC in the past 2 seasons, with the company logo proudly displayed on the front of the South Melbourne FC shirt and around the ground at Bob Jane Stadium.
We once again congratulate Mr Parthimos and those associated with miRoamer on this wonderful achievement.