BRISBANE, QLD – January 19, 2011: Opengear (www.opengear.com.au) today announced the opening of a UK subsidiary with offices in Slough in the South E ast of England, close to West London. 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. 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 http://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.”