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  • 6 July 2012 09:00

Opengear mines iAward gold in Queensland

Australian export success Opengear will represent Queensland in next month's national iAwards competition with its innovative Remote Infrastructure Management technology that can be used anywhere from a motorway to a mine. Call John Harris on 08 8431 4000 or email jharris@impress.com.au for details.

Australian export success Opengear has won a Queensland technology award for its Remote Infrastructure Management device that can be used anywhere from a motorway to a mine.

Brisbane-based Opengear, which this week collected the State iAward for the Tools and Infrastructure category, will now represent Queensland in the national competition in Melbourne next month.

Opengear won the iAward for its ACM5500 Remote Infrastructure Management Gateway, a next-generation network hardware device designed to deliver secure monitoring and management of critical Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) at remote sites.

Set up in 2005, Opengear designs, manufactures and sells smart infrastructure management solutions based on open standards. More than 80 per cent of its sales come from the US. Last year, the privately-owned company recorded growth of more than 60 per cent.

Opengear’s Remote Infrastructure Management Gateway equipment is already used throughout Queensland, including to monitor and manage communications cabinets along the recent $1.95 billion Ipswich Motorway extension.

The Queensland iAward is just the latest win for the ACM5500, which was only launched globally in January this year. In May, Opengear’s ACM5504-5-G-I Remote Infrastructure Management Gateway was named winner of the Most Innovative IT Hardware category in the 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards at the prestigious Interop technology trade show in Las Vegas.

Opengear’s National Sales and Business Development Manager ANZ Brendan Baker said the iAward was useful recognition of the robustness and relevance of the company’s Remote Infrastructure Management technology.

“Countries like Australia, with a large land mass and widespread population, have a pressing requirement for effective remote management solutions,” he said.

“The resources boom requires rapid expansion of information technology and operational technology to regional and remote locations. To keep up with this expansion and maintain service levels, IT managers, service providers and utilities providers need tools to enable not only remote status monitoring, but the ability to gain access and remediate problems when faults occur.

“We’ve received inquiries about our technology from companies in the resource sector. We see that mining companies in particular have a lot to gain from this approach.”

For media assistance or to organise an interview, call John Harris at Impress Media Australia on 08 8431 4000 or email jharris@impress.com.au

About Opengear http://www.opengear.com

Opengear (http://www.opengear.com) develops smart solutions for critical infrastructure management. Opengear’s Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) appliances secure and simplify remote monitoring, access and control of critical IT & network, and Operations Technology (OT) & industrial control systems. These smart appliances integrate next-generation automation and true out-of-band management technologies, ensuring Opengear’s customers maintain complete control over critical infrastructure – wherever, whenever.

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