MinerLabs Group Flies High for Singapore by Winning Gold at Asia Pacific ICT Awards


Singapore, 13th December 2017 – Singapore company MinerLabs Group has clinched the Gold Award in the Media and Entertainment category for its Video Assure cloud video monitoring solution at the 2017 regional Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards held in Dhaka, Bangladesh earlier this week.  MinerLabs' Video Assure is designed to help broadcasters, operators, and rights owners intelligently manage their global video streaming services.

Besides MinerLabs, Singapore firm LDR Technology also won honours and received a merit award in the Tourism and  Hospitality category for LocoMole, a location-based experiential travel app that caters to users who prefer to explore travel destinations by themselves.

Team Singapore led by Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) together with Mr Zunaid Ahmed Palak,
Honorable State Minister ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication & Information Technology,
Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh at 2017 APICTA Awards. A total of 4 organisations represented Singapore this year.

Led by Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), Team Singapore was represented by four organisations with five nominations. The other Singapore companies who took part at the awards include Hammer Studio, who was nominated for
MUNZILI, a 3D Floor Planner, interior Design and redecoration app in the Start Up category; and FoodZaps Technology, who was took part in the Tourism and Hospitality category for FoodZaps, a Hybrid and do-it-yourself mobile point-of-sale (POS) for the F&B industry.

Awards A Good Benchmark and Partnership Platform for Singapore Companies

On winning the Gold award and joining the competition, MinerLabs Group Managing Director, Mr James Miner said: “Representing Team Singapore was an honour. The SITF team were amazingly supportive. We learned that the quality of entries across all APICTA categories was world class, and the results were incredibly close.  We are proud to bring home a big win for Singapore!”.

“We are proud to get the award. The competition has sharpened our thoughts and helped us to learn from the best.  Most importantly, it provides a platform for us to network with other industrial leaders and innovators, and to form good business partnership that can help us scale our operations around the world,” said LDR Technology CEO, Mr Png Bee Hin. 

Mr Roselan Araf, founder of Hammer Studio, said standing up against competition from countries in the region has given him a good benchmark of their capabilities to us and going to Dhaka, Bangladesh has shown him the new opportunities and possibilities that the country provides.

“I am glad to know that every participating nation is seeking innovation and breakthrough for their economies though ICT,  and in the unified spirit of knowledge sharing and networking,” said Ms Rina Loh, FoodZaps Co-founder.

The APICTA Awards, an annual ICT competition now in its 17th year, is aimed at recognising innovative ICT products, solutions, services and applications developed from each participating economy. This year’s APICTA awards saw a total of 66 judges, drawn from government, academia and the industry, taking part as well as 173 nominations coming from 13 economies across the Asia Pacific. A total of 17 Gold winners and 49 Merit recipients were recognised for their submissions.

“APICTA is an established platform for our local start ups and organisations to compare and benchmark against their regional counterparts. We are pleased to be taking part again on this year’s awards. They serve as an opportunity for business networking and motivation for the industry to strive towards excellence,” said Ms Shirley Wong, Exco Member of APICTA representing SiTF. 

Appendix: List of Singapore APICTA 2017 award winners and participants


Media and Entertainment Technology


MinerLabs Group Pte Ltd

Video Assure


Video Assure is a cloud-based over-the-top (OTT) video monitoring solution, designed to help broadcasters, operators, and rights owners intelligently manage their global video streaming services. Featuring an industry first 7-day streaming quality forecast, Video Assure provides real-time video quality scoring (vQoS), insights, reporting and alerts , ensuring better experiences for online video audiences.


Tourism and Hospitality

LDR Technology Pte Ltd

(LDR was also a finalist in the Start Up category with LocoMole)



LocoMole is an experiential travel app that is designed and developed to meet the fast growing and rapidly changing profile of travellers all over the world, who prefer to explore travel destinations by themselves. The LocoMole app provides more than 750 interactive sites of interests with more than 10 themes (e.g Heritage, Culture, Nature, Leisure, Battlefield and Heartland etc) in Singapore for travellers to explore by using their own smartphone device.



Start Up

Hammer Studio Pte Ltd


MUNZILI is a 3D Floor Planner , interior Design and redecoration app. This app cuts the time to create a 3D visualization of an interior space by 70% compared to Autodesk or Google 3D designing products. By providing, 3D ready interior material from real vendors and by cutting the need to render the raw design at all.


Tourism and Hospitality

FoodZaps Technology Pte Ltd



FoodZaps is the world’s first Hybrid and do-it-yourself (DIY) Android Mobile Point of Sale (POS) for cafes, restaurants, bars and food trucks (F&B industry). FoodZaps has Patent filed for its fail-safe electronic restaurant management system. F&B (restaurant, cafe, bar and food truck) can carry out operations, take orders, send to the kitchen, view report, even in the midst of unstable or no internet for up to a week!

About The APICTA Awards


The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) is an annual international awards program organised by APICTA. It aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business-matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.

Participants of the awards program comprise members of the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance APICTA. They are guided by the Framework of Cooperation identifying how member-economies can work together in support of the Awards Program as well as other programs that foster development and growth of the ICT industry in the region. APICTA Members include Australia, China, Bangladesh, Brunei, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong and Nepal.


About SiTF

Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is Singapore's premiere infocomm industry association. Our corporate members range from local startups, small and medium-sized enterprises and multinational corporations. SiTF advocates for the ICM (information, communications and media) industry, collaborates with our diverse members and partners to champion the transformation of ICM technology and promote innovation. Together with various stakeholders, SiTF promotes emerging and innovative technologies such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation and Fintech.

SITF will be rebranded as SGTech from 2 January 2018.

As featured by 
Tech Revolutionist [Thursday, 14 December 2017]

MinerLabs Group Flies High for Singapore by Winning Gold at Asia Pacific ICT Awards