Altech adds two more to portfolio

Altech adds two more to portfolio

Altech Computers has boosted its storage and systems hardware stable with two new vendor deals.

The hardware distributor will now carry Thecus' range of network storage appliances and digital data archive products. It has also brought ASRock on board to broaden its motherboard range.

Altech national sales manager, Kevin Hartin, said the two Thecus models would have broad appeal because it included an enterprise-class N4100 and a SOHO-targeted N2100. These offered up to 2TB of storage capacity.

"We also carry Repotec, but that is a standalone product and is nowhere near as advanced as Thecus," he said. "The form factors also mean the products aren't out of place in an office or home environment."

With the market already spending $4000 on media hub PCs, home users would not be troubled at spending $2000 on a terabyte of storage, Hartin claimed.

"What you don't want to do is keep putting more hard drives on a PC because they just add incremental noise and heat," he said. "Instead, why not run a Media Center PC with a single hard drive and a Thecus box stored away in a cupboard or home office."

On the systems side, the signing of ASRock would help whitebox builders boost their volume PC sales, Hartin said.

The two signings come during a major expansion period for Altech. In recent weeks the vendor has also signed Jablotron to grow its security business and moved further into AV with a range of projectors and plasma screens from Panasonic.

"We have always been bullish," Hartin said about the moves. "We've got aggressive growth plans."

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