12/8/2003 - EmergeCore Networks, a leader in the development of high-value, low-cost integrated IT solutions for small business and branch offices, announced that Target Distributing is the second distribution partner to sell its initial inventory of the "IT in a Box"® IT-100 all-in-one network appliance, in its first two weeks. The first was MDS.
These rapid sales of the IT-100 signal an increasingly strong market acceptance of the IT-100, Emergecore and Target Distributing representatives said. As orders continue to come in through Target Distributing's online and toll-free catalogs, new inventory of the IT-100 is being routed from Emergecore Networks.
"The value of the 'IT in a Box' to our reseller customers is based on its comprehensive networking features available in a small, portable package at such a low cost," said Tim Rogers, sales manager for Target Distributing. "The IT-100 has obviously proven to be a real advantage the past few weeks as a significant answer to the flexible networking needs of the small and medium-sized business market we serve with EmergeCore Networks."
Dave Brown, CEO of EmergeCore said, "Target Distributing's fast sell-out of their initial inventory demonstrates the increasing interest and value of the IT-100 in the VAR channel. This experience further solidifies our position as a leader for small business and branch offices as we continue to pursue and implement high-value, low-cost integrated IT solutions."
The IT-100 combines 20 gigabytes of storage Express Setup, Multiple Domains, Web Server, FTP Server, File Server, Alarms, Proxy Server, NAT, 4 Port Switch, Website Builder, eCommerce, Upgrade, Router, Domain Users, DNS Server, Email Server, DHCP Server, Statistics, Firewall, Wireless Access Point, Backup/Restore and VPN services in a single $1,395 device.
For small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) or branch offices, the new IT-100 eliminates the need for costly IT support. Even a non-technical person can set up and manage the IT-100 through the CoreVista Web® browser interface. There's no software installation required.
The GUI windows-like interface of the CoreVista Web software is so simple that even a non-technical staff member could set up the network in minutes. The resulting network can support PCs, Macintosh workstations, and Unix machines-basically any device with an Ethernet or wireless access point, including laptops, Tablet PCs and PDAs.
Founded in September 2000, EmergeCore Networks is focused on the further development of "IT in a Box"®, IT-100 all in one networking solutions for small business and branch office customers. To reduce costs and simplify IT solutions, small businesses are focusing on simple, easy to manage technologies. EmergeCore Networks developed the IT-100 specifically to address the infrastructure technology needs of the small business customer. The IT-100 all in one IT solution provides the support, services, and functionality required for the small business owner.
EmergeCore is a private company based in Boise, Idaho. For more information about EmergeCore, readers can visit the company's website at www.emergecore.com.
About Target Distributing
Target Distributing Co. is a Germantown, Md. based wholesale distributor of telecommunications products, blank audio, video and data media, A/V hardware and office automation equipment with over 25 years of national experience. Target Distributing's Audio/Video division is a full-line distributor of blank audio, video and computer data media for Sony, Maxell, Fuji, TDK and also carries a full line of televisions, camcorders, VCRs and professional portable tape recorders. Target Distributing's telecommunications division carries four different key system lines - Panasonic, Vodavi, NEC, and Comdial. The company is also one of the largest Plantronics telephone headsets and Polycom audio/video conferencing distributors in the country. For more information visit www.targetd.com
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