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Mitron appointed exclusive distributor for SMC Networks Wi-Fi Phone for Skype in Australia

  • 03 December, 2007 11:17

<p>Sydney, 3 December 2007 – Communications technology distributor, Mitron has been appointed as the exclusive Australian distributor for SMC Networks Wi-Fi Phone for Skype. This unique handset allows users to access their Skype account via any internet-enabled wireless access points, providing complete mobility, unlike other devices that must connect with a computer.</p>
<p>SMC Networks, a leading global technology provider of LAN hardware, broadband connectivity devices and SOHO/Home wireless products, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Mitron to launch the SMC WSKP100 Wi-Fi Phone for Skype to the Australian market. Mitron were chosen by SMC because of their thorough understanding of the Internet landscape in Australia, their depth of contacts within the local channel and their expertise with communication enabling devices.</p>
<p>According to Becky Ho, General Manager of SMC Networks Asia Pacific, the relationship with Mitron is a terrific step to bring the company’s world renowned communication technology into the Australian market.</p>
<p>“This product is a great solution for customers looking to take advantage of low cost, convenient phone calls, and we are very pleased that Mitron will partner with us to spearhead the Australian distribution. They have excellent credentials within this industry and we are looking forward to a very successful relationship with this product.”</p>
<p>Michael Boorne, Managing Director, Mitron, says that the agreement to distribute the SMC Networks Wi-Fi Phone for Skype will allow the company to enhance its product offerings to the channel and take advantage of the opportunities available in today’s digital age.</p>
<p>“We are proud to have been appointed as a distributor for the Wi-Fi Phone for Skype in Australia and have the opportunity to partner with a company who is recognised as the global leader in innovative and advanced communications products.” said Mr Boorne. “With more than three million Skype users in Australia, there is a large potential market for the SMC WSKP100. Its prospects look bright in Australia particularly as connectivity becomes a necessity. Consumers are increasingly tapping the potential of wireless networking drawn by its convenience, flexibility, as well as being compelled by the rising need for mobility. This innovative and cost-effective product will meet these changing needs.”</p>
<p>SMC’s WiFi Phone is Skype Certified and comes embedded with the widely recognised Skype Internet calling functionality. The handset allows users to access their Skype account via any free WiFi connection that does not require browser authentication using the 802.11 standard, allowing free calls to Skype users anywhere in the world and enabling calling to ordinary landlines and mobile phones using SkypeOut at a very low cost.</p>
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<p>About Mitron</p>
<p>Mitron is a growing Australian company which distributes technology-related communications tools, including SMC Network products and the Mitron range of ADSL, Router, Wireless and VoIP devices. Mitron specialises in the customisation and supply of these devices to Internet &amp; Voice Service Providers, Resellers and Retailers in Australia. For more information, visit www.mitron.com.au .</p>
<p>About SMC Networks</p>
<p>SMC takes the work out of networks, with high-performance, easy-to-use connectivity products for businesses and homes. Leveraging its more than 30 years’ market and technology experience with strong attention to end-user and reseller feedback, SMC Networks has set the standards for quality, reliability, ease-of-use, and affordability in network solutions and components. The company continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance products that benefit from the combination of its strong internal R&amp;D resources, global manufacturing resources and strategic relationships with technology innovators. From basic to leading-edge, SMC Networks’ portfolio of products provides solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses, corporate workgroups, branch offices, and home and small office environments.</p>
<p>The company’s commitment to providing unsurpassed service with a personal touch is backed-up by three year warranties for all of SMC’s products. With its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, SMC Networks supports its Asian market through offices located throughout the region. For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit www.smc-asia.com or call (65) 6338 7667.</p>

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