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Virtensys adds Keating Technologies as Canadian Representative

Company Taps Into Established Channels and Expertise

Manchester, England and Beaverton, Ore. – Virtensys™, Ltd, a provider of I/O virtualization solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with Keating Technologies. Under this agreement, Keating will help drive Virtensys’ channel expansion in the Canadian market and build on the company’s strong growth across various vertical markets in the U.S. As the Canadian Virtensys representative, Keating will deliver integrated sales and marketing solutions to its vast network of Canadian value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators who are bringing the Virtensys I/O virtualization solutions to their end users.

“We are very pleased to add Keating as a representative partner. Keating’s complementary product portfolio and its experience with customer deployments in our target markets align very well with Virtensys’ sales objectives,” said Steve Calkins, vice president of worldwide sales at Virtensys. “Our I/O virtualization systems are very well received by customers, resulting in recent successes from small to large IT environments. The partnership with Keating – backed by their excellent reputation and connections in the region – will strengthen our customer relationships and accelerate the company’s revenue growth in Canada.”

“We have a strong track record of helping U.S.-based technology companies bring their IT solutions to Canada,” said Alex Nobile, vice president and general manager at Keating Technologies. “We have already seen strong demand for the Virtensys I/O virtualization products from customers to help them increase their data center agility to quickly respond to changing business needs while reducing their costs and management expenses. The outstanding functionality and capability of Virtensys’ products combined with Keating’s relationships and knowledge of the Canadian VAR and reseller landscape will form the basis for dynamic growth opportunities.”

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (northeast Toronto), Ontario, is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1.3 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services, including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal.

About Virtensys Ltd
Virtensys develops industry-leading, patented PCI Express-based I/O virtualization products for servers and storage platforms, revolutionizing the way I/O infrastructures are deployed and used in data centers, and significantly improving data center agility, performance and I/O utilization while reducing costs, power consumption and management expenses. The deployment of the IOV systems is totally non-disruptive and dramatically reduces IT complexity and expenses. The company was founded by leading technologists in the fields of high-performance switching, networking, and systems design, and is backed by several premier technology venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.virtensys.com.




Keating Technologies announces sales and marketing partnership with IOGEAR

Toronto, ON – IOGEAR, a leading connectivity manufacturer of networking, mobility and desktop technology solutions, recently announced that it has chosen Keating Technologies to represent its product line in Canada.

IOGEAR provides complete KVMP (keyboard, video, mouse, peripheral), connectivity, networking, A/V digital home, mobility and desktop solutions. IOGEAR’s products decrease office clutter and energy consumption, reduce electronic waste, enable computer sharing at home and in the office as well as enhance mobility and efficiency when on-the-go.

“IOGEAR has a proven track record of bringing high-quality products to consumers around the world. We place a premium on providing outstanding service to our customers, and Keating’s integrated approach to sales, marketing and support makes it a perfect fit for the IOGEAR brand,” said Doug Turner, director of sales North America for IOGEAR. “We are excited about this new relationship and working with Keating to introduce our innovative products to Canadian consumers.”

“IOGEAR brings innovation and value to a great variety of product offerings,” said Larry J. Keating, president and CEO of Keating Technologies. “With its ‘Believe in Green’ philosophy, IOGEAR has earned its reputation as an environmentally aware company. We are confident that this is a timely message that will strongly resonate in the Canadian marketplace.”

Alex Nobile, vice president of sales and general manager for Keating Technologies, adds that the outstanding functionality and capability of IOGEAR products, combined with Keating’s relationships and knowledge of the Canadian retail and VAR landscape, will form the basis for dynamic growth opportunities. “We are looking forward to bringing the IOGEAR brand of quality and innovation to Canadian consumers, SMBs and mobile professionals”.

IOGEAR’s products are distributed in Canada through Ingram Micro, Synnex, Tech Data and D&H.

For more information about IOGEAR’s innovative technology solutions, please visit www.iogear.com.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (northeast Toronto), Ontario, is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services, including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR headquartered in Irvine, CA, offers innovative Consumer Electronics and IT solutions that enable convergence through connectivity in the home, at the office and on the go. Founded in 1999, the company provides a broad range of products that help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste.

The company is environmentally conscious and emphasizes conserving natural resources to employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives. In addition, IOGEAR has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant one tree for every product purchased on its Web site or by members of its GREEN initiative partner program.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. For further information, please visit IOGEAR’s Web site at www.iogear.com or the company’s blog at www.iogear.com/blog/. IOGEAR can also be followed on Twitter @IOGEAR.




Keating Technologies increases sales team – Richard Macklan joins as Eastern Region Channel Manager

Toronto, ON – Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch-outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Macklan as Eastern Region Channel Manager, to its sales team. With over 25 years of sales experience and a solid track record of partner and multi-channel development, Richard will be responsible for building partner relationships, account development and growing sales in the Eastern Region.

“We are thrilled Richard has joined the Keating team,” said Larry Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies Inc. “His enthusiasm coupled with extensive industry knowledge and a strong channel background make him a perfect complement to our sales team.” “Richard’s understanding of client representation, commitment and strong dedication to enhancing and maintaining relationships is directly aligned with Keating’s brand,” said Alex Nobile, vice president, sales and general manager. “Keating is in a growth and expansion mode and Richard will lead in driving sales growth in the Eastern Region.” Before joining Keating, Richard was Director of Sales at Poseidon Solutions, Inc., a leader in providing electronic payment solutions to the SMB market in Canada. Previously, Richard held senior positions at Buffalo Technology, Inc., ABT Advanced Biometric Technologies, Inc, NEC Technologies, Inc., Insight Canada and Ingram Micro Canada.

Keating Technologies offers an integrated representation strategy combining customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven sales ability, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment with increased customer satisfaction for its clients.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a three time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, Montreal and Markham. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.




Overland Storage forges sales and marketing relationship with Keating Technologies to increase market traction in Canada

Company Bolsters Channel Penetration of End-to-End Data Protection Offerings by Aligning with Canada’s Leading Branch Outsourcing Company

San Diego, CA  - Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive sales and marketing relationship with Keating Technologies, a company that provides leading branch outsourcing services to the Canadian marketplace. As Overland’s representative in Canada, Keating will deliver integrated sales and marketing services to value-added resellers and distributors of Overland’s complete array of end-to-end data protection solutions, including REO SERIES® disk-based VTL appliances, NEO SERIES® and ARCvault™ tape libraries, Snap Server® NAS appliances and ULTAMUS® RAID high-performance storage.

According to Ravi Pendekanti, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Overland Storage, the alliance with Keating Technologies will enable Overland to accelerate its momentum in the Canadian marketplace while ensuring that its customers receive the highest levels of responsive service and support. “We are delighted to partner with Keating Technologies as they are an acknowledged leader with a strong track record of helping U.S.-based technology companies build a strong marketing presence throughout Canada,” he says. “Keating’s stellar business reputation and in-depth knowledge of the storage industry will prove invaluable in elevating Overland’s brand awareness in Canada while enabling us to steadily accelerate our sales growth within the region.”

“Overland Storage is a leading innovator of data protection storage appliances for the small, mid-sized and distributed enterprise markets” said Larry J. Keating, president and CEO of Keating Technologies. “With their recent acquisition of the Snap Server product line from Adaptec, Overland has a well rounded family of products consisting of SAN, NAS, Disk and Tape back-up and we are excited to help them grow in the Canadian market.”

More than 1.5 exabytes of storage are safeguarded by Overland’s family of data protection products, which are deployed by mid-range and distributed organizations worldwide. Many of the world’s leaders in the financial services, healthcare, education, oil and gas, law enforcement and manufacturing industries trust Overland to keep their mission-critical data optimized, protected and readily available.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (northeast Toronto), Ontario, is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services, including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Vancouver and Markham. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

About Overland Storage
Overland Storage provides affordable end-to-end data protection solutions that are engineered to store smarter, protect faster and extend anywhere – across networked storage, media types, and multi-site environments. Overland Storage products include award-winning NEO SERIES® and ARCvault® tape libraries, REO SERIES® disk-based backup and recovery appliances with VTL capabilities, Snap Server® NAS appliances, and ULTAMUS® RAID high-performance, high-density storage. Overland sells its products through leading OEMs, commercial distributors, storage integrators and value-added resellers. For more information, visit Overland’s web site at www.overlandstorage.com.

Except for the factual statements made herein, the information contained in this news release consists of forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects, as well as words such as “believe,” “hopes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “plans,” “anticipates” and variations thereof, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and the company’s actual results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include: unexpected delays or costs related to the acquisition and integration of the Snap business; possible delays in new product introductions and shipments; failure to achieve desired benefits from cost-cutting measures; market acceptance of the company’s new product offerings; the ability to maintain strong relationships with branded channel partners; the timing and market acceptance of new product introductions by competitors; worldwide information technology spending levels; unexpected shortages of critical components; rescheduling or cancellation of customer orders; loss of a major customer; general competition and price pressures in the marketplace; the company’s ability to control costs and expenses; and general economic conditions. Reference is also made to other factors detailed from time to time in the company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release.




Keating Technologies announces new addition to executive management team

Keating Names Alex Nobile, Vice President, Sales and General Manager

Toronto, ON – Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch-outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has appointed Alex Nobile, Vice President, Sales and General Manager. Alex will be responsible for the sales, marketing and operational leadership of the company’s portfolio of clients. He brings more than 20 years of expertise in product management, business development and sales management at several high-tech companies.

“We are excited to have Alex lead Keating’s sales, marketing and business development efforts,” said Larry Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies Inc. “He not only brings significant sales and marketing expertise to the company, but also a great track record of successfully developing and managing key relationships and will positively drive the company’s growth”.

Before joining Keating, Alex was Country Manager at NComputing, a leader in providing desktop virtualization software and hardware to the education and SMB market in Canada. Previously, Alex held senior management roles at Synnex as Vice President of Product Management, responsible for all vendor relationships and Vice President of Business Development, where he was responsible for negotiating partnerships and key strategic relationships with new vendors.

“My goal is to help Keating gain additional market penetration and develop deeper account relationships, as well as identify new business opportunities,” said Alex. “It is a very exciting time to join such a dynamic and successful company, and I look forward to contributing to its overall growth”.

“Alex’s extensive experience with leading technology companies, as well as his vision and innovative spirit makes him a valued addition to the Keating executive team”, said Larry.

Keating Technologies offers an integrated representation strategy combining customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven sales ability, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment with increased customer satisfaction for its clients.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a three time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Vancouver and Markham. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at 905-479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.




Lantronix selects Keating Technologies as manufacturer’s representative in Canada

Toronto, ON – Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), a leader in device networking and data center management technologies officially announced the addition of Keating Technologies Inc. as its exclusive channel manufacturer’s representative in Canada. Keating will handle all channel sales and marketing activity for distributors, resellers and end users in Canada. “We assessed the Canadian marketplace and determined that Keating was the right fit for our North American business strategy,” said Brad Painter, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Lantronix, Inc. “Keating’s reputation and expertise in the device networking and industrial automation industries will positively accelerate our sales growth in Canada. We are proud to have Keating as a partner in Canada.”

“Lantronix’s technology, innovation and product quality perfectly complement Keating’s mission of bringing leading-edge technology to Canadians,” said Larry J. Keating, President and CEO of Keating Technologies. “Bringing these technologies to Canada’s value added reseller network and enterprise customers is an exciting way to start 2008.” Lantronix, Inc. specializes in wired and wireless hardware and software solutions which allow virtually any electronic product to be network-enabled in order to remotely access, monitor and control it over a network or the Internet. Lantronix solutions are used in major vertical markets including security, industrial and building automation, medical, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center, and pro-AV/signage. Lantronix channel products are distributed in Canada through Tech Data Canada, Sak Data Products, Ingram Micro, ADI-Burtek, KMJ Communications and Arrow Electronics.

Information about all Lantronix products is available on the Lantronix website at www.lantronix.com.

About Lantronix
Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX) is a leading innovator in device networking technology. The company specializes in wired and wireless hardware and software solutions which allow virtually any electronic product to be network-enabled in order to remotely access, monitor and control it over a network or the Internet. Lantronix product portfolio includes Device Enablement solutions which provide a direct network connection to equipment and machines for remote monitoring and control, and Management and Control solutions which extend the ability to remotely manage IT equipment and literally thousands of networked devices, regardless of location, from a central point of access. Lantronix provides customizable technologies and solutions that are used by original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) design engineers to network-enable their products, IT administrators to manage data center and network infrastructure, and systems integrators to provide complete, remote device management solutions for their customers. With nearly two decades of networking expertise and more than 30,000 customers worldwide, Lantronix solutions are used in every major vertical market including security, industrial and building automation, medical, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center, and pro-AV/signage. The company’s headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, Markham and Montreal.




Keating Technologies announces new addition to executive management team

Keating Names Frank Dion, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Toronto, ON - Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch-outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has appointed Frank Dion, vice president, sales and marketing.

“Frank brings a remarkable collection of skill and experience to this position,” said Larry Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies Inc. “His knowledge of sales, marketing and management combined with his proven track record in business development makes him the ideal candidate to enhance our sales strategy and assist in furthering our award-winning business practices”.

No stranger to the technology industry, Dion will continue to develop Keating’s sales strategy as the demand for total technology solutions becomes increasingly important. As a member of the company’s executive management team, Dion will enhance the sales and client marketing structure in order to gain additional market penetration, develop deeper account relationships, identify new business opportunities, and improve Keating’s day-to-day management practices.

With over 20 years of senior management experience working for such companies as ACENetx Inc., Toshiba and Computerland Canada, Dion provided expert advice and direction with respect to business strategy. Most recently, Dion was president and CEO at North Aurora Technology, a business development consulting practice, where he successfully developed product and sales strategies for several businesses in the Greater Toronto Area.

“Since first learning about Keating in 1988, I have seen how their Total Market Management strategy has delivered excellent value to technology companies,” said Dion. “I’m looking forward to working with the strong Keating team and to build and manage some of the world’s leading technology company’s presence in Canada”.

Keating Technologies offers an integrated services strategy combining customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven sales, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment with increased customer satisfaction.




Moxa Technologies USA, Inc. announces exclusive relationship with Keating Technologies, Inc.

Toronto, ON – Moxa Technologies USA, Inc. officially announced the addition of Keating Technologies Inc. as the exclusive sales and marketing representative for Canada. Moxa Technologies, a leader in the field of Device Networking, Industrial Networking and Communication products, has been very active and focused on growing business in the North American marketplace. “We surveyed the Canadian marketplace and determined that Keating was a perfect fit for our North American business strategy,” said Jeff Disbrow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Moxa Technologies. “Keating’s reputation and experience in the Device Networking and Industrial Automation Industries will most definitely accelerate our sales growth in Canada. We are proud to have Keating as a partner in Canada”.

“It’s very exciting to add Moxa Technologies to our client lineup,” said Larry J. Keating, President and CEO of Keating Technologies. “Moxa’s technology, innovation and product quality are a perfect match for Keating’s mission of bringing leading-edge technology to Canadians”.

Moxa Technologies, Inc., located in Brea, CA, is part of the Moxa Group – a leader in the field of device and industrial networking products. MOXA focuses on creating data networking products that provide system integrators and end-users with reliable and cost-effective Serial-to-Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet, and Serial-to-PC solutions. Moxa’s product lines include Multiport Serial Boards, Serial Device Servers, Industrial Ethernet Switches, Video over IP Servers, and Front-end Embedded Computers, and our customers come from a wide spectrum of business fields and endeavors, including industrial automation, POS/retail, telecommunications, financial services, security systems, traffic automation, and building automation.

Information about all Moxa products is available on the Moxa website at www.moxausa.com. You may also contact Moxa Technologies, Inc., directly by email at info@MoxaUSA.com, or by phoning 1-714-528-6777.

Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a three time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, Markham and Montreal.

The MOXA logo is a registered trademark of the Moxa Group. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Moxa Technologies, Inc.
3001 Enterprise Street #210
Brea, CA 92821
www.MoxaUSA.com
Toll-free: 1-888-MOXA-USA (1-888-669-2872)
Phone: +1-714-528-6777
Fax: +1-714-528-6778
Email: info@MoxaUSA.com

Moxa Technologies Canada
25 Royal Crest Court, Suite 200
Markham, ON L3R 9X4
Email: MoxaMarketing@keating.com




Keating Technologies introduces pay-as-you-go technical services

Markham, ON – Keating Technologies™ Inc. today launched Pay-As-You-Go Technical Services, its new technical support aimed at consumers and small and medium businesses.

Pay-As-You-Go Technical Services offers customers bilingual assistance with everyday technical problems relating to PCs and associated peripherals, such as printers, scanners, PDAs, routers, modems and wireless devices. It addresses a range of concerns from operating system issues to hardware compatibility and functionality.

Through this new service, Keating offers four levels of technical support starting from just $3 Canadian per minute or $23.99 Canadian per call: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, as well as On-site Installation and Manufacturers’ Warranty Repair Service.

Technology is in the centre of all communication activities today and enables sharing of information from personal relationships to everyday business operations. Relying on diverse technology solutions helps people access, manage, and interpret information more efficiently.

“Computers are becoming increasingly integrated in our everyday lives,” said Bill Keating, vice-president of technical and operations at Keating Technologies. “Nowadays, consumers can complete entire projects on a PC: from Internet browsing and research to typing documents and e-mails, viewing pictures and printing in colour. However, not everyone has the technical know-how to troubleshoot problems when they arise. That’s where we come in.”

With 94% first call resolution, Keating has focused strongly on customer retention and satisfaction over the past 17 years. Keating’s goal is to bring to market comprehensive services that address the specific requirements of the Canadian consumer and SMB markets.

“There are over 1 million small and medium businesses in Canada,” said Luc Villeneuve, vice-president of strategic development at Keating Technologies. “Many of these companies aren’t large enough to support IT staff, but still require technology to conduct business. Keating offers an affordable and convenient solution to their technology problems.”

Pay-As-You-Go Technical Services are available to all North American residents and companies by calling a toll-free line 1-877-WE-RESPOND (1-877-937-3776), or e-mailing PayAsYouGo@Keating.com.

For more information on Pay-As-You-Go Technical Services, visit www.keating.com.




Keating to Offer Permission-Based Email Marketing Products and Services Through Partnership with Roving Software

Toronto, ON and Waltham, MA – Keating Technologies Inc. and Roving Software Inc. today announced a sales and marketing partnership to bring Roving’s Constant Contact® Do-It-Yourself Email Marketing™ to the Canadian market.

Initial plans are to focus on the IT community by working with VARs and manufacturers to utilize, promote and sell Constant Contact in Canada. Since Constant Contact is an excellent low-cost marketing solution for small and medium-sized businesses of all types, the focus will also expand to other target markets such as professional services, dealer associations, travel and real estate to name a few.

With Constant Contact, small businesses and associations can drive sales and develop ongoing relationships with their customers, members and site visitors with easy-to-use, customizable, permission-based email marketing tools and services. Constant Contact makes it easy and affordable for small companies to build and manage permission email lists, create and send eye-catching HTML email newsletters, announcements and promotions, and track results with no technical expertise necessary.

“99.8% of all businesses in Canada are small businesses making it the ideal market for Constant Contact,” said Gail Goodman, chief executive officer, Roving Software. “Keating brings focus and market knowledge to our efforts, and this localization of our marketing initiatives will make us more successful in providing Constant Contact to Canadian businesses.”

“Constant Contact provides the solutions businesses need in order to use permission-based email marketing campaigns effectively, while conforming to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) coming into effect on January 1st, 2004,” said Larry J. Keating, president and chief executive officer of Keating Technologies.” An exclusively web-based solution with affordable monthly pricing and a user friendly interface make Constant Contact an outstanding and much needed service for businesses of all sizes across Canada.”

About Roving Software
Roving is the leading provider of Do-It-Yourself Email Marketing products and services to small and medium businesses (SMBs), associations and nonprofits. Constant Contact is affordable, easy-to-use and includes a free 60-day trial. Roving Software is funded by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Longworth Venture Partners and Hudson Ventures. For more information visit www.constantcontact.ca.




Leading Data Storage & Peripherals Manufacturer Signs Keating Technologies to Expand Their Presence in Canada

Toronto, ON – Acomdata, a leading provider of storage peripherals, wireless input devices and A/V convergence products, announces a sales and marketing partnership with Keating Technologies for the Canadian market.

“Acomdata’s relationship with Keating comes at the end of a long, extensive search for a key Canadian Sales & Marketing partner who is capable of sharing and implementing our ambitious vision for the future of computing,” says Michael Nitti, vice president of Acomdata.

Acomdata in the past three years has rapidly become one of the leading brand name manufacturers of external hard drives in the North American market. Through their innovation, value and first to market strategy, Acomdata is bringing the latest technologies to the market, at current technology price points.

Their first to market strategy has included such innovations as the first manufacturer in the world to ship a 6-card Flash reader, USB 2.0 hard drives, USB 2.0/FireWire combo drives and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 readers. Acomdata continues to differentiate themselves in the marketplace with features, style and elegance of not only their external hard drives but leading edge wireless input devices and A/V convergence products like the MultiMedia Viewer. Their latest product, the RocketPod, is a clear example of this, providing a modular, portable, elegant and high performance peripheral device.

“The external hard drive market is currently the 2nd fastest growing peripheral category in the world due to the rapid growth of the digital media market and the need to store photographs and digital film,” says Larry J. Keating, president and chief executive officer of Keating Technologies Inc. “With innovative products such as the RocketPod, Acomdata will quickly become a household name for not only storage devices but for wireless connectivity and A/V solutions within the home.”

Keating will broaden Acomdata’s retail presence through retail and mass merchants chains as well as through aggressive expansion of the VAR channel. With Acomdata’s leading edge products like the MultiMedia Viewer & RocketPod, Keating will have the opportunity to grow Acomdata’s presence into alternative channels.

About Acomdata
Acomdata has been an OEM supplier of computer peripherals for over 15 years to some of the world’s leading companies. Three years ago, Acomdata entered the North American market as a brand name provider of storage peripherals such as internal and external Optical Devices (CD/DVD-RW), Hard Drives and Flash Card Readers. Our corporate vision is to be first to market with leading edge high technology peripherals at compelling consumer price points. Acomdata’s product suite includes data storage, wireless input devices and A/V convergence products. For additional information go to: www.acomdata.com.