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COMPANY NEWS New company launches software for all budgets Two health IT industry professionals, Lucas Isola and Rocko Stojiljkovic, shared a love of boating. On a day trip, they moored up at a dock for a lunchtime stop-over and were handed a carbon copy of a bill for the dock fee. In an increasingly high tech world, this gesture seemed not only behind the times but, more worryingly, open to abuse and loss of revenue to the dock owner. It comes as no surprise that two IT experts – especially professionals working with the critical accuracy essential in health applications – would formulate an idea for a new type of marina management software. But they knew it had to be secure, simple, versatile; and most important of all, very affordable. In January this year, Isola and Stojiljkovic launched a new marina management platform on iPad and web via their new company, Molo. Designed in collaboration with marina managers and owners, it is easy to use and cheap to operate. Reservations are created with a few simple clicks and payments are processed in the office or on the docks with just a few taps on the iPad. There is no need for expensive servers, networks or IT employees in order to run Molo. Everything is accessible through an iPad or web browser and is backed up in the cloud. It represents a low investment but gives the marina operator an opportunity to decrease costs, reduce accounts receivable, accept all types of credit card at a low fixed rate, track electricity usage, manage staff and more. Molo pricing is subscription-based and is matched to the number of slips in the marina. Monthly prices start at US9 per month for a 100-slip marina and there are no contracts to negotiate and no list of add-on fees to work through. All the customer needs is an iPad, a computer and an internet connection. Molo sets up all marina slips and fees and can backload any data at no additional cost. Multiple marina locations can be handled easily. A free 30-day trial period is offered. Contact Molo in NY, USA on email: lucas@ getmolo.com 60 years of buoyancy Polyform, a recognised leader in the manufacture of buoys and fenders for various maritime applications, celebrates its 60th anniversary. Known around the world for its easily recognisable red and blue inflatable buoy – the company hallmark – Polyform was established in Ålesund, Norway in 1955. It claims to have been the first company in the world to produce an inflatable, rotomolded soft vinyl buoy – and the product was immediately accepted on domestic and overseas markets. In the 1970s and 1980s specially designed, in-house constructed machinery for the manufacture of both buoys and fenders was developed and put into use. This was a unique breakthrough in manufacturing methodology at the time. Today, Polyform offers a very broad range of products for marine, fishing, aquaculture, oil and other offshore industries and bases its success on a combination of superior production technology and the formulation of From the archives; Polyform manufacturing equipment in the early days. unique materials. R&D is continuous. “Ever since the start in 1955, our company The iconic rotomolded soft vinyl buoy. has been committed to further expanding the range, and further developing, customising and improving the individual products,” says CEO Vidar Aasestrand. “I am convinced that this is an important reason for our success and I am looking forward to the next chapter.” Contact Polyform in Norway on email: mail@polyform.no www.marinaworld.com - March/April 2015 49

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