Gigabyte signs Synnex and Rectron

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Taiwan-based vendor Gigabyte Technology has signed Synnex and Rectron as distributors for all its wireless networking and communications products.

Taiwan-based vendor Gigabyte Technology has signed Synnex and Rectron as distributors for all its wireless networking and communications products.

Alan Chen, managing director at Gigabyte Australia, said the vendor would use the increase in broadband adoption to boost sales and introduce Australia to its networking and communications products.

"Much of the growth the Australian PC market is enjoying can be ascribed to the recent availability of broadband internet for mainstream consumers," he said.

Gigabyte had been selling wireless networking products for nearly two years. It provided wireless broadband routers, wireless access points, wireless and wired network adapters, Gigabit and 10/100 Ethernet adapters and various accessories, he said.

Kee Ong, a senior product manager at Synnex Australia, said wireless networking was a growing market.

"With this, the number of small and home office wireless networks is steadily increasing,” Ong said. “We see a lot of scope for Gigabyte Wi-Fi products as an entry level to mainstream solution for do-it-yourself networking users."

Jimmy Lu, country manager at Rectron Australia, said Gigabyte was a "strong brand" in PC componentry.

"We expect the market for PC components to continue to grow as the Australian consumer becomes more PC literate," he said.

Gigabyte's wireless products had a lot of potential in the Australian PC enthusiast market, Lu said.

A statement released by Gigabyte said Synnex and Rectron would distribute the vendor's whole range of networking and communication products, including Wi-Fi Alliance-certified offerings.

Gigabyte also made motherboards, VGA cards and other IT hardware, it said.

The vendor used Atheros 'Super G' chipsets to raise the top speed of wireless data transfer to a possible 108Mb/s.

Also, some of its products had technology -- dubbed 'Smart DHCP' and 'SmartSetUp3' -- aimed at letting users set up their own secure wireless networks without IP address clashes and network intrusion, it said.

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