Retriever Communications

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Retriever Communications
Industry Field Force Automation
Founded 1996 (1996)
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Key people
MD: Mary Brittain-White
Products Wireless Applications

Retriever Communications is a Wireless Application Service Provider for field force automation with its head office in Sydney Australia.


Retriever Communications was founded in 1996 by Mary Brittain-White to be a company solely focused on wireless field automation technology. The company was able to attract significant institutional funds for intellectual property development and today has ING, Venture Capital Partners, Momentum Fund and ADI amongst its shareholders.[1]

With success secured in Australia, Retriever and its partner network continued to market their wireless field automation solutions around the globe with current representations in Italy, London & Australia.

In 2006 Retriever joined the EPC Network Australian Demonstrator Project, and "tested the concept of paperless delivery and electronic proof of delivery (ePOD)". Retriever has involvement in this project by RFID enabling its application at CHEP and providing a scanning mobile application for handheld RFID readers, integrated to the Telstra system.[2]

Retriever provides mobile applications for a number of different mobile platform development options, and is the Microsoft Mobility Partner of the Year 2008 and Intermec Asia-Pacific Partner of the Year 2009.

Application development environment[edit]

Retriever uses an application development environment (Retriever ADE) to rapidly build and deploy mobile applications. Retriever ADE is a user interface tool to design application screens.


Retriever's focus is on a variety of horizontal industries including:


  1. ^ About Retriever, Sourced August 2009
  2. ^ EPC Network Australian Demonstrator Project extended to push E-capabilities, Sourced March 2007