Internet access device vendor Moreton Bay was named as one of four finalists in the award for best networking product at Comdex Fall 1998.
This is only a day after announcing its partnership arrangement with communications and networking specialist Sirius Technologies.
Moreton Bay's ReadiShare is a newly released product designed for the SOHO market to provide a network for the small office or multi-PC home. It incorporates a four-port 10Base-T hub, two serial ports and a parallel port for a printer.
The Brisbane-based company, in partnership with Sirius, was using Comdex to launch its new networking products onto the US market. As well as ReadiShare, it unveiled (and nominated) EasiHub56, which combines a 56Kbps modem with a 3-port USB hub.
Moreton Bay has established a US office in California, and recently announced it will promote these other Sirius communications products into the North American market.
From the Comdex stand, Sirius Technologies business strategy manager, Cam Wayland, expressed his jubilance at the product being named as a finalist in the networking section, one of 10 categories of Comdex awards. "It's not only the US marketplace, there's a very strong international flavour, so this recognition could prove to be extremely valuable," Wayland said.
At the time of going to press, Best of Comdex winners had not been announced, but it's possible that the good news for Moreton Bay was going to get even better.