Melbourne-based distributor, Centurion CD International, has rekindled a relationship with an optical storage provider after a three-year break.
Several years ago, Australian firm, Century CD, manufactured and sold devices for cataloguing, storing and managing CDs and DVDs. Centurion CD International was a reseller of these products. However, the high price and low demand saw Century CD shut up shop.
But it was not all done and dusted. One of the company's directors took the technology to Asia, and with cheaper overheads, set the business up under the new name of Digistore Solutions.
Managing director at Centurion CD International, Bijan Hoorba, said it renewed its partnership with Digistore about six months ago. Centurion has now been appointed exclusive distributor of the Digistore products in Australia and New Zealand.
Hoorba said it has signed up about 30 resellers, including Capax Technology and selected Harvey Norman and Domayne stores.
The Centurion CD/DVD product retails for $149 and can store up to 100 discs. The forthcoming Centurion DiscHub Optical Library will sell for $799.
Hoorba said the CD/DVD device was suited to all resellers.
"Because the product is so cheap, everybody can afford it. They can sell these to schools, mum and dads," Hoorba said. "Also, it is stackable, so larger organisations with backups that have large files will see a need for the products."