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Network Solutions Briefs: Integrity, Perle, AIPC

Network Solutions Briefs: Integrity, Perle, AIPC

Integrity cuts wireless NIC prices

Networking distributor Integrity Data Systems has cut the price of its wireless PC network cards by 15 per cent.

The price reduction for the ORiNOCO World Silver and ORiNOCO World Gold PC cards follows a 20 per cent drop during last year.

Integrity Data is flagging the eventual demise of wireless PC cards with prices dropping through the floor since the technology became a standard feature in most late model PCs and notebooks.

"They will ultimately become integrated into devices such as PCs and laptops," said Ross Chiswell, CEO of Integrity Data. "The markets most affected are education, major corporations, government departments and health."

Perle signs up Intel VARs

Access connectivity vendor Perle Systems has been quick to sign up a number of former Intel value added resellers after Intel announced it would be exiting the access server market earlier in the year.

After acquiring Shiva in 1998, the chipmaker pulled the pin on its remote access and serial product lines earlier this year. Since then, rival vendor Perle has been Johnny on the spot, picking up four distributor and reseller partners around the world.

Perle has signed massive US integration company National Business Group and Canadian distributor Datamex Technologies in North America. In Europe, the vendor has inked agreements with former Shiva reseller Qi in Holland and Interdata in France.

The new signings come after the vendor teamed with a raft of other channel companies to resell alternatives to Shiva's LanRover range last month. These include US-based companies CDW, Insight and Software House International as well as UK-based Abtec Network Systems and Grantham Sutch Associates. In Australia, Digital Networks and Rosser Communications have made the switch.www.perle.comAIPC WAPs into CRMCRM integrator Australian Information Processing Centre (AIPC) has found a wireless way to network its CRM offerings in the form of Nasdaq-listed developer Applix.

The integrator has partnered with Applix to distribute the vendor's Weblink 2000 product designed to deploy CRM applications to remote devices such as WAP-enabled phones, PDAs and notebooks, as well as via the Web.

Under the terms of the agreement, AIPC is authorised to distribute Applix's entire product range in Australia and New Zealand, according to a statement released by AIPC.


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