Quantum/ATL expansion leads to reseller hunt
Quantum/ATL has expanded its Australian sales and support operation, opening offices in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
The company, which opened its headquarters in Brisbane in March this year, will assist distribution partners Ingram Micro and ACA Pacific in marketing its low-end automatic storage products such as LANvault as well as more high-end solutions.
Simon Bills has been appointed Australian and South Pacific sales operation manager.
"My role is to grow our business through existing VARs, such as Digital Storage and to appoint new ones, particularly for high-end automation products," Bills said.
HP announces SME PC
HP has announced its hp brio ba410 business PC for the SME market.
The slim-line PC includes a mini-tower design, easy-open chassis, removable I/O cards and easily changed hard drive. It can integrate either an Intel PIII 733 to 866MHz or Celeron 566 to 733MHz processor and 64, 128 or 256MB RAM, according to the company. Users can customise different components such as 56Kbps USB or 10/100 BT LAN card depending on their needs.
The brio ba410 comes with a 15 inch monitor and speakers and will be available in September for around $1777, including GST.
CHA offers notebook storage bundle
CHA has inked a deal with Toshiba and Iomega to bundle Toshiba's new notebook range with the Clik!PC card drive and two disks.
The offer is available for a limited time through CHA. The Clik!PC disks provide a hot-swappable removable storage solution, ideal for notebook users. The card backs up files automatically using Iomega's Quik Sync software and will be available with Toshiba's Satellite range through to the Tecra 8100 series.
APT distributes Wizcom
Advanced Portable Technologies (APT) has been appointed to distribute Wizcom's Quicklink pens.
The pen is a portable optical scanner with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities designed for the mobile niche market.
APT managing director Felix Wong said the company was planning to package the pens with other mobile products such as PDAs, phones and laptops.
"Our enviable reputation in the handheld and mobile phones marketplace encourages many manufacturers of unique products to invite us to become their national distributor."