Hardware distributor, Multimedia Technology (MMT), has become the sole Australian wholesaler of Matrox graphics cards following months of negotiations.
MMT was initially given limited access to the graphics cards before securing an official distribution deal last week.
It had been sourcing stock from Matrox's previous sole distributor, Focal Point Digital, for nearly 10 years, MMT managing director, John Hassall, said.
The Matrox cards are designed for high-end workstation and enterprise environments such as the design, finance and banking, corporate and medical sectors.
Hassall said he was delighted to have secured the deal. The Matrox range will sit alongside MMT's existing graphics hardware portfolio, which includes gaming cards from XFX, broad-based models from Leadtek, and the Quadro workstation series from Nvidia.
"It helps to complete a total story in our range of graphic cards," he said. "Matrox has always been important in our line-up."
Matrox was forced to revamp its Australian channel after Focal Point Digital went into administration in April. Since then, the vendor has awarded distribution rights for its video editing products to NSW-based multimedia player, New Magic Australia.
Much like its previous local relationship, Hassall said Matrox had initially been looking for a single distributor to put most of its focus on the product set. In contrast, MMT offers a broad range of hardware from upwards of 30 vendors.
"I don't believe the single product model is right for Australia because customers like to consolidate buying decisions," Hassall said.
"This way we can offer resellers different products and brands for a solution."