Opengear Relocates Lead Developer to Open UK Office
Opengear (www.opengear.com) today announced plans to open a UK subsidiary in the South East of England. Opengear is a leading provider of next generation enterprise-grade remote infrastructure management solutions and their new office will enable them to meet the growing business opportunities in this area.
“Our open source platforms give network managers the virtual hands to securely monitor, access and control computing equipment and smart devices in remote sites. European nations are being driven to manage their economies more effectively and they are leading the way in smartening up their distributed infrastructure operations,” Bob Waldie, CEO of Opengear said.
“We are seeing tremendous growth opportunities in this region. One leadership example is solar power where Europe has more than 70% of the global cumulative photovoltaic installed capacity – and they certainly don’t enjoy 70% of the world’s sunshine!”, Bob said.
Opengear delivers its management products in Europe through distributor partners. The UK distributors are S-Connect Limited and Entrix Computing Limited. In setting up the UK office Opengear has relocated one of its lead engineers there to work with customers and channel partners. The company has also set up an online store www.opengearstore.co.uk to ensure prompt sample delivery.
As luck would have it the home of the engineer who relocated from Opengear’s R&D office in Brisbane to work at the Opengear Limited office was submerged in the recent devastating floods here last week. This event, plus other tales of community suffering from the floods prompted Opengear to initiate an internal program to donate profits to help flood victims in Queensland.
“Effective first January and going through to end March, we have committed to donate 25% of all sales revenues from our online store in Australia, and 5% of sales from our USA estore and our new UK estore to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal,” Bob Waldie said. “So if someone in Australia buys a CM4148 console server from us online for $2070, we will donate $517 of that to flood relief.”
Entrix Computing Ltd UK sells connectivity solutions, network equipment, media converter and Internet security products such as firewalls, web filtering and email filtering.
S-Connect Limited is the UK subsidiary of the pan-European SPHINX Computer Vertriebs GmbH with sales offices in Germany, Austria, Denmark, France, Spain, Switzerland and UK and has grown to be one of the leading European trade suppliers of data communication products.
Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear’s solutions, featuring embedded Smart OOB™ technology, equip our customers’ networks with intelligent automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and Silicon Valley, and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit www.opengear.com.