ACT-based GDB International has picked up exclusive distribution rights to Mediapac storage devices from US vendor, Audavi.
GDB managing director, Gene Bridge, said the business had been courting Audavi for some time. The company had worked with digital video recorder vendor, nNovia, which employs Mediapac technology in its products.
The Mediapac drives are the size of a standard floppy disk drive and enclosed in a toughened casing. Due to their standardised sizing, users can build them into PCs as a removable storage device.
"Mediapac is a ruggedised storage device," Bridge said. "In the past it's been known under the Hardtape brand because they have replaced tape-based units, but we will be marketing it as Mediapac here so the name doesn't confuse anyone."
Bridge said likely buyers of Mediapac would be the professional video market, government and defence applications.
"We think it's suitable for government-type situations where they can work in a location, pick it up and take it back to the workplace, then plug it in and transfer the data into an accessible form," he said.
GDB will have Audavi stock arriving in the week ahead.