Major networking brand Billion has launched the BiGuard 50G, a low-cost unit that provides Australian offices with a secure wireless network backed up by failsafe dual Wide Area Network (WAN) links.
Costing $653, the Billion BiGuard 50G is a standalone security gateway device that is designed for small to medium businesses seeking enterprise-level access and security.
The BiGuard 50G delivers a secure wireless environment through its built-in 802.11g access point, allowing you to quickly and easily set up a wireless network. The unit also provides always-on Internet access through two WAN connections, with an automatic fail-over feature that swaps to the second connection if the first one is disrupted.
The BiGuard 50G will be available nationally through Billion’s national reseller network from late October.
Global supplier of oil and gas exploration software Petrosys has opened its first office in Asia, in Kuala Lumpur, to support customers in the region’s rapidly expanding energy exploration industry.
The Malaysian support and business development centre for Petrosys further extends its international reach, building on the success of its existing offices in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. The Kuala Lumpur office will be headed by Michael Brumby, a senior Petrosys executive and global director of the company, who will hold the role of Asian Regional Manager for Sales and Services.
Mr. Brumby said Petrosys was opening its new office to meet the demand from its customers for local support services. “We are proud to take this latest step forward to enhance the range of business services and support accessible to our Asian customers,” he said. "With strong international prices for petroleum, Petrosys recognizes the oil and gas exploration sector in Asia has a bright future and we want to make a commitment to its success by investing in a local presence in the region.”
Enterprise software specialist CentricMinds has recruited an experienced technology executive to launch a multi-pronged sales campaign in the US that is intended to treble product sales in two years.
This week, the company revealed its CentricMinds content management system (CMS) is now used by more than 50,000 active users at nearly 300 sites worldwide. CentricMinds believes its successful software, which is used by customers ranging from BHP Billiton to the 40,000-student university, Unitec, in Mexico City, can undermine existing products by delivering better value for money.
The California office will be headed by Jim Prevatte, a technology veteran who was attracted by the market potential of CentricMinds. The Australian company also has a sales office in Sydney, a sales executive in Brisbane and its product development group based in Adelaide.
CentricMinds, which sells its software through a national and international reseller network, has customers in Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela.
Two upstream Petroleum software specialists – Petrosys 'the mapping guru' and risked resource & value ‘assessment wizard’ GeoKnowledge – are teaming up.
These industry leaders share a common vision. Both understand that continuous investment in new product development and strategic partnerships are vital to leverage specialist expertise that delivers more effective and efficient exploration decision-making. Under the teaming agreement, the partners expect to promote better integrated access to a growing range of analytic and mapping tools that are already a core part of the EP toolbox for over 3000 users at some 300 sites globally.
Petrosys CEO Volker Hirsinger is enthusiastic about the synergy between the two vendors, saying 'Access to GeoKnowledge's exemplary play and prospect evaluation tools will allow Petrosys users to better quantify their geotechnical assessments by effectively incorporating their understanding of risks and uncertainties. Existing corporate data sources accessed through Petrosys maps will provide a new level of support to exploration decision making when linked to GeoX's stochastic asset information.'
GeoKnowledge CEO Charles Stabell sees visualization providing complementary decision support, saying 'Petrosys established mapping and 3D visualisation tools, and their practical approach to fitting in with diverse GIS and information management strategies, make them a logical choice for extending the spatial functionality of GeoX. Improved visualization will provide greater understanding of risk and uncertainty in exploration and exploitation opportunities.’