Linux based solutions developer Tuxia has teamed up with Australian-based company hardware vendor VXL to roll out a series of Thin Client and high end corporate solutions.
According to the new contract, Tuxia's Linux 2.4 kernel based software suite will be integrated into VXL's Netica product range to provide Thin Client solutions into legacy and Tarantella markets alike.
Tuxia general manager Ivan Lobo said the most important aspect of the deal is the opportunity it opens up for the channel, in terms of access to local developers.
"Most Thin Client solutions currently available in Australia come shrink wrapped from overseas," Lobo said. "Our channel partners in Australia will now be able to get access to customised products, which is just not possible at the moment."
Lobo explained that the new deal with VXL would represent up to 40 per cent of Tuxia's new business and said the Thin Client market was set for growth, despite the general market gloom.
"There are huge opportunities in the education sector, in call centres, and any other type of data-centric industry," Lobo said. "We are looking to take Thin Clients to the next level in terms of flexibility for the channel and addressing their requirements through our local customisation capacities."