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Beaver brings Helius to Australia

Beaver brings Helius to Australia

Systems integrator, Beaver Computing, has been appointed as the sole reseller of Helius networking products for Australia and New Zealand.

Sydney-based Beaver is currently negotiating a dealership arrangement with Telstra and hopes to incorporate the Helius products into a networking solution for the telcos BigPond Broadband Satellite service.

Helius, a Fortune 500 company in the US, has developed a router that works with Telstra’s one- or two-way satellite service to offer networking capabilities to customers with multiple workstations. It is also suitable for sites with diverse operating systems because it works with Mac, Linux, Unix or Windows.

“We will be looking at clients who can’t get DSL or cable services and consider ISDN to be a bit expensive,” Beaver director, Peter Alcorn, said.

“The solution enables customers to get full broadband speed and streaming while sitting in the middle of a farm with a battery and a generator.

“A lot of this business will be routers linking headquarters to regional offices.”

Formed in 1995, existing Beaver customers include everything from small businesses to multinational mining companies operating in rural areas. The company was also considering other ways of creating additional revenue streams because of a perceived downturn in the integration market, Alcorn said.

“We are thinking of bringing some wireless products in from the US, including 2.4GHz wireless amps and directional antennae,” he said. “Combining this with a bridge should provide a fast wireless link.”


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