The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-04-29T20:14:23Z Opengear Targets APAC Enterprises with New Cellular-Enabled Solutions for Network Resilience 2018-04-29T20:14:23Z opengear-targets-apac-enterprises-with-new-cellular-enabled-solutions-for-network-resilience Brisbane, Australia – April 30, 2018 – Opengear (http://www.opengear.com/), a leading provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, today announced the release of two important additions to its popular IM7200 Infrastructure Manager and Resilience Gateway product lines that are specifically designed for use in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The IM7200 series provides secure out-of-band access into data centers and colocation facilities, while the versatile Resilience Gateway is used at other remote network sites such as branch offices and retail stores.   The new IM7200-2-LMP Infrastructure Manager and ACM7000-LMP Resilience Gateway both come with an embedded Sierra Wireless MC7430 module that provides support for frequency bands commonly utilized in APAC countries. Like all Opengear products, these solutions feature built-in Smart OOB™ technology for intelligent cellular-based out-of-band connectivity and Failover to Cellular™ for transparent failover and failback that maintains network uptime even during primary connection outages. Inclusion of the Sierra cellular module will provide enterprises with cellular connectivity and network resilience in conjunction with major APAC carriers (including Docomo, Telstra, KDDI, and Softbank).   While existing Opengear solutions for remote network access and management are currently used throughout Asia Pacific, the new products are particularly optimized for the region by supporting new frequency bands. These include Band 28 (700 Mhz), which is the preferred band for Optus and Telstra in Australia – and particularly common for use outside of metropolitan areas. The new models also carry CE, MIC-R, and MIC-T (Giteki) certifications, making these the only IM7200 Infrastructure Manager and Resilience Gateway models certified for use in Japan. APAC-based band support also paves the way for the devices to be used by enterprises within China, and can deliver faster download speeds – reaching up to 300 Mbps – for superior WAN failover.   “We’re proud to debut these new IM7200 Infrastructure Manager and Resilience Gateway models for implementation across the APAC region, and excited to introduce them to customers,” said Brendan Walsh, Director of Sales Asia Pacific, Opengear. “With these releases, Opengear is ready to proceed on a number of pending projects with major government, retail, and industrial partners. At the same time, these devices invite new customers in the region to more easily experience the reliable connectivity and network resilience that Opengear products capably provide.”   Both products are available immediately. The IM7200-2-LMP Infrastructure Manager is priced between $4,610-$8,110 AUD per unit, and the ACM7000-LMP Resilience Gateway is priced between $1,310-$1,935 AUD per unit. About Opengear   Opengear delivers secure, resilient access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, even when the network is down. Provisioning, orchestration and remote management of network devices, through innovative software and appliances, enable technical staff to manage their data centers and remote network locations reliably and efficiently. Opengear’s business continuity solutions are trusted by global organizations across financial, digital communications, retail and manufacturing industries. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Brisbane, Australia. For more information please visit www.opengear.com Amid Strong Year-Over-Year APAC Sales Growth, Opengear Announces New Partnerships and Hiring 2017-05-02T20:58:41Z amid-strong-year-over-year-apac-sales-growth-opengear-announces-new-partnerships-and-hiring Brisbane, Australia – May 3, 2017 – Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced new partnerships and hiring in support of sustained customer growth throughout the APAC region. Opengear has achieved a record increase in year-over-year sales growth for APAC, and sales have more than doubled in ASEAN countries.   “The tremendous growth we’re experiencing in the APAC region speaks to enterprises’ foundational need to maintain uptime of essential network infrastructure at an absolute maximum,” said Brendan Walsh, Opengear’s Sales Director for the APAC region. “Through our new partnerships, personnel, and industry outreach in APAC, we’re proud to say that Opengear is expanding its reputation as a highly capable provider of solutions that these enterprises can absolutely depend on.”   To continue expanding implementations of its solutions into more organisations throughout Asia, Opengear has hired Kelwin Chan as its new Sales Manager for ASEAN and Hong Kong. Based in Singapore, Chan joins Opengear with an ASEAN-specific background in effective product and sales management. He will focus on expanding Opengear’s presence across Asia, helping companies to strengthen their network resilience both in enterprise locations and in micro data centres.   To assist in further driving adoption throughout the APAC region, Opengear has partnered with Innovix Distribution Singapore, one of Asia’s leading technology distributors. A Fortune 500 company, Innovix has 60 years of distribution expertise in Asia and operates in nearly 50 locations throughout Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Malaysia. Innovix serves more than 80 leading enterprises, including many communications technology and solution providers which fit well with Opengear’s solutions. Given Innovix’s robust logistics capabilities for handling product distribution, Opengear will utilize Innovix to more rapidly and efficiently make its products available to Asia-based organisations.   Opengear has also partnered with Sycomp, an internationally recognised systems integrator with a strong foothold in the APAC region. Specialising in innovative data centre and enterprise security solutions, Sycomp advises clients and performs installation and implementation of its partners’ technologies. With this partnership, Sycomp will now provide Opengear products to organisations ready to benefit from the company’s Smart OOB™ out-of-band management and Failover to Cellular™ capabilities.   “So many of our clients are highly connected enterprises for which business continuity is absolutely essential,” said Wayne Giles, General Manager – Asia, at Sycomp. “With Opengear as a partner, we’re able to offer clients intelligent and resilient network infrastructure management that safeguards their connections with their own customers.”   Opengear will also be heavily involved in Data Centre World 2017, coming up May 24-25 in Hong Kong. In addition to exhibiting, Brendan Walsh will also be speaking on the value of network resilience in the data centre. The session will highlight the implementation of out-of-band management with cellular failover as the “always on” access route of last resort, and look at potential efficiency improvements during deployment and remediation phases.   About Opengear   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. Opengear Press Contact Kyle Peterson Clement | Peterson kyle@clementpeterson.com Opengear’s Solutions for Remote Infrastructure Management Earn China Compulsory Certificate 2016-08-29T21:27:40Z opengear-s-solutions-for-remote-infrastructure-management-earn-china-compulsory-certificate Brisbane, AU – August 30, 2016 – Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced that the IM7200 Infrastructure Manager and CM7100 Console Server both earned the China Compulsory Certificate mark, having been successfully tested and approved for import, sale, and use (with non-cellular connections) throughout China. The designation allows Opengear to expand its presence in the APAC region and sell into the world’s second largest economy. The CCC process ensures that products are safe for use and operate in compliance with Chinese standards. These new certifications for the IM7200 and CM7100 mean that businesses with data centers and remote sites within China have a highly capable new solution for performing remote management and maintaining resilient, reliable connectivity with critical network equipment.  The IM7200 and CM7100 both feature Opengear’s built-in Smart OOB™ technology. This key capability gives IT administrators secure out-of-band access to all critical infrastructure, and also helps avoid network outages through intelligent automatic detection and remediation of common threats to uptime (such as device misconfiguration and lock up). The IM7200 and CM7100 also leverage physical sensors to monitor environmental conditions at remote locations, vigilantly guarding against extreme temperatures, water, physical tampering and other conditions, and then performing automatic responses (or sending proactive alerts) whenever necessary. The two products incorporate military-grade security and authentication measures, strongly supporting the safety of network infrastructure. “Intelligent out-of-band management of critical network infrastructure is essential for those companies where uninterrupted connectivity is necessary to conduct business,” said Brendan Walsh, Sales Director Asia Pacific, Opengear. “Opengear is proud to offer the IM7200 Infrastructure Manager and CM7100 Console Server as rigorously tested and certified solutions that carry the China Compulsory Certificate mark, and we are excited to assist companies in the Chinese market in maintaining the network uptime and business continuity they – and their customers – depend upon.” About Opengear 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. Press Contact Kyle Peterson Clement | Peterson kyle@clementpeterson.com   Opengear Presenting on the Power of Open Network Infrastructure at Canberra’s Technology in Government Conference 2016-08-01T22:39:19Z opengear-presenting-on-the-power-of-open-network-infrastructure-at-canberra-s-technology-in-government-conference Brisbane, AU – August 2, 2016 - Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced it is a 2016 conference partner and Silver Sponsor at Technology in Government, held 2-3 August at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Opengear will provide demonstrations of its award-winning product suite at the event (booth 7), and Brendan Walsh, Sales Director Asia Pacific at Opengear, will conduct a presentation for government IT leaders and solution providers on “The Move from Turnkey Infrastructure Management Products to Open Platforms.”  As data centers increasingly open up their network infrastructure through the use of software-defined networks and open source whitebox switches, a shift is occurring in what DevOps seek from their infrastructure management solutions. While traditional users are still exploring turnkey products in search of robust plug-and-play features and security, others are smartly turning to open platforms to meet their needs. Opengear’s session on this subject will make clear how this move creates opportunities for government entities – which can quickly benefit from the transparency, adaptability, and compatibility offered by open solutions. Technology in Government attendees will be able to learn how Opengear’s newest product releases maintain network uptime and provide resilient, secure management of resources at remote sites. Opengear will be exhibiting and demonstrating solutions that feature its Smart OOB™ out-of-band management technology. Smart OOB enables government agencies to remotely access distant sites and branches with superior network intelligence that provides automatic alerting, troubleshooting, and remediation. Further supporting always-on connectivity is Opengear’s Failover to Cellular™ capability. This embedded feature prevents network downtime vulnerabilities often found with landline-based connections (main line outages, natural disasters, downed lines, human error, etc.) by instead offering secure, automatic failover to high-speed 4G LTE or 3G cellular connections when primary connection issues occur. “Citizens count on the online delivery of government services to be absolutely available and reliable,” said Brendan Walsh, Sales Director Asia Pacific, Opengear. “Network uptime is critical for maintaining the public’s trust in government agencies to provide these services without outages or issues – it’s no different than customer expectations in the private sector. We’re proud to be showcasing Opengear’s powerful solutions for ensuring the dependable and resilient network connectivity that government entities need to safeguard this important trust.” About Opengear 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 sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit www.opengear.com. Opengear Announces New Brisbane Office, Surging Demand in Australia, APAC Region 2016-06-20T02:09:00Z opengear-announces-new-brisbane-office-surging-demand-in-australia-apac-region Brisbane, AU – June 20, 2016 – Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced the opening of its new office in Brisbane as it prepares for continued customer demand across Australia and Asia Pacific. This new dual-level, 568 square metre facility – located at 630 Coronation Drive in Toowong – becomes Opengear’s main research and development office. It will house an engineering team responsible for the hardware design and software development of Opengear’s award-winning product line. Opengear’s network resilience products have been honoured by the Queensland and Australian iAwards, CRN (as a Tech Innovator), and Gartner (as a Cool Vendor). This expanded facility is the result of Opengear’s continued growth in delivering intelligent solutions – featuring the company’s Smart OOB™ and Failover to Cellular™ technologies – for resilient management of critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear selected Toowong as the location for its new R&D centre in part because of the proximity to the prestigious University of Queensland, and for the local availability of skilled software and hardware engineers. Opengear has long had a strong presence in Brisbane. Customers in the area using Opengear solutions to manage their critical networks include the Queensland Police Department, Energex, NextDC, the University of Queensland, Griffith University, the Department of Transport, Ergon Energy, and Queensland Rail.  “We’re proud to have had over a decade of success helping organizations in Queensland, in Australia, and across the APAC region maintain business continuity thanks to Opengear’s solutions,” said Rick Stevenson, CEO, Opengear. “Our new facility will enable us to meet growing demand and continue to develop innovative technologies in IT infrastructure management. We’re pleased to invite local Opengear end users, our resellers and channel partners, and other interested individuals to attend.” The opening will be celebrated on June 23rd with festivities beginning at 5:30 in the afternoon. Attendees can enjoy refreshments and access to Opengear executive leaders and engineers, as well as available training workshops on the latest Opengear solution capabilities. An additional earlier training workshop for attendees will be held starting at 4:00pm; registration will be required as space is limited. About Opengear 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 sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit www.opengear.com. Opengear Demonstrating New Network Resilience Capabilities at Hong Kong’s Data Centre World 2016 2016-05-11T00:08:44Z opengear-demonstrating-new-network-resilience-capabilities-at-hong-kong-s-data-centre-world-2016 HONG KONG – May 11, 2016 - Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced its participation at Data Centre World 2016 in Hong Kong, held May 18-19 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Opengear is a Silver Sponsor at the annual conference, Northern Asia’s largest exhibition of data centre technologies. Opengear will demonstrate the latest additions to its data centre management solutions – essential for network resilience in the data centre – at booth K9. Data centre professionals can learn more about Opengear’s Smart OOB™ out-of-band management of power supply, network, server and environmental conditions, as well as how its Failover-to-Cellular™ technology automatically jumps to a 4G LTE or 3G cellular connection when primary connections fail. Opengear’s award-winning technologies continue to pave the way in keeping data centre networks resilient through intelligent remote monitoring and management. Opengear is also well-represented on the Data Centre World agenda, with Bob Waldie, Opengear’s Founder, delivering a session on how enterprises can move from turnkey infrastructure management products to open platforms in the data centre. Just as technology virtualisation has brought openness to data processing and compute solutions – enabling any OS or application to run on any hardware and with orchestration tools managing complexity – SDN and open source white box switches are now bringing that same openness to networking. Attendees of this session will gain a clear understanding of the evolving infrastructure management requirements that this shift necessitates. Whereas traditional users will continue utilizing turnkey products for needs such as plug-and-play features or reliable security, a new breed of DevOps users will take advantage of open platforms to build their own secure stacks. Part of the conference’s track exploring Data Centres of the Future, it will also cover risks that sysadmins who manage compute infrastructure and user-facing applications will now face by managing networking as well. Attendees can hear Mr. Waldie’s talk on May 18, the first day of the conference, in the Virtualisation, Infrastructure, Storage and SDN theatre from 10:10-10:35am. “Technology is always evolving to become more connected and more open, and what’s going on in today’s data centre is really a great example of this,” said Rick Stevenson, CEO, Opengear. “We’re excited to participate in Data Centre World 2016, to share our solutions for safeguarding the resilience and uninterrupted connectivity of network infrastructure in the data centre, and to offer our vision for the future of this industry as open platforms invite in exciting new capabilities.” About Opengear Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear smart solutions equip our customers’ networks with smart automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in the USA with executive offices in New Jersey, a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. INDUSTRY SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE 2011-04-04T02:19:41Z industry-supports-government-open-source-initiative SYDNEY – APRIL 4, 2011Open Source Industry Association (OSIA) Chairman Stuart Guthrie today affirmed the Australian industry's support for the recent federal government changes in their open source procurement position."At the OSIA mid March board meeting in Canberra our directors unanimously accoladed the Australian Government's move to ensure agencies actively seek open source solutions when procuring software", said Mr Guthrie."However what particularly excites us in AGIMO's Open Source Software Policy is the commitment that our government will actively participate in and contribute to open source software communities," he said.The OSIA chairman expressed that many of their members were leaders in global open source software projects, and they looked forward to initiatives that would enable them to engage tangibly with government agencies.By way of example of international best practice in this area Mr Guthrie pointed theOpen Source Summit that the NASA agencyhosted in Mountain View last week. The object of this summit was to brainstorm with the community how the NASA agency can bolster its participation and make more contributions to the open source sector."In USA, the federal government has been embracing open source technology as a cost-effective and flexible way to deploy Web sites and other IT systems for some time," Mr Guthrie said. "But we are now seeing initiatives from agencies there that go beyond simply deploying open source solutions to derive short term economic benefit.""At OSIA we look forward Australian Government agencies adopting AGIMO new policy, so down the track our members can participate in similar events in Australia." he said.About OSIAOSIA (www.osia.net.au) is Australia's national Open Source Industry Association. OSIA mission is to further the cause of both Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Australia and to help its 200 members to improve their business success in this growing sector of the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market 2010-10-04T08:47:34Z opengear-extends-zenoss-to-create-new-abilities-to-remotely-access-and-monitor-it-infrastructure Opengear reduces Australian prices by 30% 2010-01-07T07:25:58Z opengear-reduces-australian-prices-by-30-1 BRISBANE – 8 January 2010 - Opengear (www.opengear.com.au), today announced they have reduced the list price of their console server and other management products in Australia by between 15% and 42%. "At Opengear over eighty percent of our sales are made to customers in USA Europe and Asia markets, where ICT prices largely are set in US dollars. So globally our prices have not moved." said Bob Waldie, founder and chairman of Opengear. "However the Australian dollar ramped over 2009 and clearly our economic outlook is strong. So we reset our Australian price book with a more bullish outlook at a 90 cent plus rate." The Australian dollar averaged 66.3 US cents during the first quarter of 2009. However the dollar strengthened over the year and the average exchange rate for the last quarter was 91 US cents. Like all globally competitive ICT companies, Opengear manufactures offshore where costs are have remained firm in US dollars. So they believe Australian customers should be enjoying similar price reductions from other ICT hardware product suppliers. "At Opengear we undertake all of our R&D in Australia and appreciate that our strong Aussie dollar is making life hard for all our exporters - be they farmers or software developers." Waldie said.“It is essential that small, medium and large enterprises as well as government take full advantage of the strong dollar for ICT." About Opengear Opengear (www.opengear.com.au) designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management and kvm over ip solutions for secure remote access and control of infrastructure. Opengear console servers are installed in more than 10,000 locations around the world. Opengear's open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for serial console ports, service processors, power solutions and environmental monitoring.