ASX-listed distributor Quadtel has signed a new retail distribution deal with two international vendors. US-based VisionTek and South Korea's Unitech are manufacturers of graphic cards, products Quadtel intends to push in the retail channel.
The main focus according to Quadtel's Paul D'Ambra are 3D graphic cards, which are designed to cope with the applications of video editing, video games and 3D animation. Quadtel will be representing a series of Optimus graphic accelerators by Unitech, as well as VisionTek's range of Xtasy graphic accelerators and graphic boards.
"The products are really for applications that require heavy graphic power such as games and editing software," D'Ambra said.
According to Quadtel, the major outlet that has hooked on to the deal is Australian retail giant Harvey Norman. Although Quadtel has made no specific sales forecasts for the products, the distributor hopes to be selling around $20,000 to $30,000 worth per month.
"Buyers tend to be a little wary of ordering large amounts of stock until the market is stable. The market changes so quickly," D'Ambra said.
"The distribution deals we have formed with Unitech and VisionTek are good news for Australia's vast number of computer gamers who can now access the world's leading graphics products through retail stores," said Rodney Orrock, Quadtel's CEO.
Similar products are also distributed by Innovision. The graphic cards can be found at computer retail outlet stores such as Harvey Norman, Dick Smith Electronics and The Games Wizards.