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August 2001

Uniterm Electronic Design and Manufacture is set to launch it's second thin client into the IT circuit in early October. The company states that, following the local launch of its Thin Client, it plans to take the product to a broader market, including the sub-Saharan region.

According to Angelo Borros, CEO at Uniterm, while the vendor is not specifically looking to recruit new partners to move the product, it will not turn away companies that feel they are suitable to be involved. "The thin client will move through our existing dealer base. However, should other companies feel that they are appropriate, they are welcome to approach us to get involved," he says.

Borros continues that, being "home-grown" Uniterm can provide direct technical service if desired. "Uniterm has recently formed a division within the company, called Uniterm Direct, where customers can have access to information, service and ordering facilities by phone or online."

He explains that the locally manufactured, Linux powered Thin Client was designed and introduced to stem competition from products manufactured in the East, he says. He adds that further enhancements have been implemented in the design of the Flash Disc. "The traditional disc on chip technology has been superceded by advanced embedded Linux technology and a Uniterm designed Resident Flash Array." Being a local manufacturer, he says, enables Uniterm to pass on the cost saving advantage of the Linux OS and the Resident Flash Array to the consumer.

The Flash Array, Borros says, is available in sizes from 8Mb to 128 Mb's. "Also, Linux users can easily embed any Linux applications directly into this platform, making it an attractive option for point of sale users and other organisations."