PC Briefs: Bluechip and LG, Tel.Net, Palm

PC Briefs: Bluechip and LG, Tel.Net, Palm

Bluechip signs with LG

Sydney-based Bluechip Infotech is targeting the mid-range to high-end of the monitor and optical storage markets after signing a “business partner” deal with LG. It will add the products to its existing distribution rights with Acer and its exclusive Australian deal with Aopen. “We talked to Samsung and LG but felt LG would be more suitable for us because Samsung sells to almost anybody,” Bluechip’s managing director, Johnson Hsiung, said. “LG has been successful in developing its brand in the channel during the past two or three years because its consumer products have been successful. We are getting channel requests for its products.” LG account manager Mario Casuscelli, said there was a possibility that Bluechip could step up into a full distribution role if it was successful under the current arrangement.

Tel.Net offers SCM package

Tel.Net Media has released its Secure Content Management (SCM) software package for Solaris and Linux platforms. The suite comprises employee Internet management, email scanning, and anti-spam solutions software. CEO, Kim Oishi, described it as a range of products that offers a tailored solution, with the various applications operating autonomously or combined into a package. Tel.Net’s Unix based application has been integrated with Sophos Anti-Virus through a global OEM agreement to complete the total SCM solution.

Palm reports third quarter loss

Palm has posted a third quarter loss, announcing revenues for the period fell sharply compared to Q3 of the previous year. The company posted revenue of $US209 million, in line with reduced guidance provided last month, but down from last year’s third-quarter revenue of $US293 million. Net loss was $US172 million including a restructuring charge of $US40 million and impairment charges of $US102.5 million. For the third quarter of 2002 net income was $US2.9 million.

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