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Tandberg Data appoints Multimedia Technology as distributor

  • 05 November, 2008 10:29

<p>Sydney, November 5, 2008. Tandberg Data, a global supplier of data protection solutions, today announced the appointment of a new Australian distributor, Multimedia Technology Pty Ltd.</p>
<p>“As one of Australia’s premier national IT distributors, Multimedia Technology is ideally positioned to drive data storage sales,” says Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Tandberg Data. “Multimedia Technology is highly regarded in the industry as a long-established and well-funded company with a reputation for expertise and customer service that is second-to-none. We are delighted to welcome them on board.”</p>
<p>Multimedia Technology’s Marketing Manager, Philip Jackson, described Tandberg Data’s product range – from single drives to medium-sized tape libraries and disk-based products – as an ideal fit for the company’s marketing strategies.</p>
<p>“We were looking at offering solution sales supported by a number of our vendors, including Fujitsu servers and Cisco/Linksys networking solutions, that underpin the business continuity/disaster recovery environment,” said Jackson. “Tandberg Data’s technology is an excellent fit for our channel partners. We have people with the skill sets to support and market the technology and the knowledge base on how to present it to the marketplace.”</p>
<p>Mr Jackson said his company is working to align support and sales teams with Tandberg Data’s channel activities, including education and promotion activities which provide value propositions and will have a greater emphasis on product knowledge and applications. Over the coming months channel partners will be invited to attend education functions in which a range of end user activities will be outlined. Multimedia Technology pro-actively markets to over 5,000 channel partners, and has dedicated sales teams that support corporate, government, SMB/SME, education, consultants and system builders.</p>
<p>Mr Jackson, who is a 25-year industry veteran with high level data storage experience, believes the demand for storage will not be affected much by the current economic situation. While some organisations will extend their usual upgrade cycle, there is always a steady demand for data management and business continuity solutions. As budgets tighten, IT Managers will be under pressure to ensure that their backup strategies and business continuity plans are up-to-date and effective.</p>
<p>About Multimedia Technology</p>
<p>Multimedia Technology is one of Australia's premier national IT distributors, representing many leading IT/AV/Software and Communications vendors, both global and local.</p>
<p>With 18 years’ experience, the company listens to its partners and uses these relationships to fine-tune its model, bringing improvements across all aspects of the business. This translates into a model which is easy to communicate with, responsive to partners’ needs, competitive and market aware. The company slogan “Ask Multimedia” underpins an open door philosophy where everyone is accessible and accountable.</p>
<p>Core vendors include: SONY, Fujitsu, Cisco, Linksys, Pioneer, BenQ, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Olympus, NEC, Brother, Netcomm, Ricoh, Telstra, Tandberg Data, Shintaro and Nero. Multimedia Technology is committed to a growth strategy which provides opportunities for channel partners.</p>
<p>About Tandberg Data</p>
<p>Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection technologies. Tandberg Data offers of a complete range of tape libraries, tape autoloaders and tape drives (based on the LTO™, SLR™, and VXA® tape technology platforms), storage software, data media and disk-based storage such as the RDX® QuikStor™. These solutions are marketed exclusively through a channel of qualified resellers and distributors.</p>
<p>These solutions are underpinned by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Apple, and Dell and supported by all major operating systems and storage software applications to operate in heterogeneous network environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organisations with scalability, reliability, and backward compatibility features that ensure cost effective operation and long-term investment protection.</p>
<p>In addition to corporate offices in Oslo, Norway, TANDBERG DATA ASA has subsidiaries in the USA, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and Singapore, as well as branch offices in Italy, and China (PRC) and Brazil. TANDBERG DATA ASA is a publicly held company based in Oslo, Norway and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker=TAD).</p>
<p>TD Asia is headquartered in Singapore, with centralised Sales, Marketing, Finance, Administration, Logistics, Technical and a state-of-the-art Service and Repair Centre to cater for consumer needs worldwide.</p>
<p>APAC address:
20 Bendemeer Road, #04-05 Cyberhub Singapore 339914
Tel: +65 6396 0786
Fax: +65 6396 0787</p>
<p>For further information, please visit http://www.tandbergdata.com/apac</p>
<p>RDX QuikStor and SLR are trademarks of Tandberg Data ASA. VXA is a registered trademark of Tandberg Data ASA. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Mr Lim Cheng Chuan, Country Manager (Australia &amp; New Zealand)
Tandberg Data (Asia) Pte Ltd
Mobile: +61(0)-404 135 813
Email: lim.cheng.chuan@tandberg.com.sg</p>
<p>Mr Philip Jackson, Marketing Manager
Multimedia Technology Pty Ltd
+613-9837 2500
Email: prj@mmt.com.au</p>
<p>Huang Yanyi, Senior Marketing Executive
Tandberg Data (Asia) Pte Ltd
+65-6396 0786 or mobile +65-9232 9966
huang.yanyi@tandberg.com.sg</p>
<p>David Frost, PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
+612-4341 5021 or +61-(0) 408 408 210
davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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