Keating signs agreement to represent Entrega to Canadian market

Toronto, ONĀ - Keating Technologies Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with Entrega Technologies Inc. of Lake Forest, California providing sales, marketing, customer service and technical support services for their complete line of USB products.

“With more than nine years of positive experience with Keating Technologies in previous business relationships, they were the ideal choice to manage our business in Canada.”, says Gregg Wilkes, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Entrega Technologies. “They have a stellar track record and reputation with other industry leaders, and are well positioned to provide immediate world class services to the Canadian channel and our customer base.”

Entrega Technologies Inc. recently announced a family of USB hubs and a PCI upgrade kits (June 25th) concurrently with Microsoft’s Windows 98 launch. The new products will facilitate deployment of USB for consumers looking for a simple, plug and play solution for adding peripherals to their PCs. Designed to operate optimally with Windows 98, USB offers one standard port, transfer rates up to 100 times faster than ordinary connections, easy peripheral hook-ups with automatic installation and configuration, hot swapping of peripherals without re-booting, and the ability to add up to 127 peripherals.

For the more than 100 million PCs that can be upgraded to USB, Entrega has developed a USB upgrade kit that includes a PCI add in card that provides two USB ports. This upgrade kit can also be a solution for users that have a USB-enabled PC but want to double their bandwidth.

Entrega’s new USB product family is 100 percent USB compliant and includes self-powered 4-port and 7-port hubs, a USB upgrade kit and a selection of cables. Additional USB products will be launched throughout the year. Entrega was founded last November. The company’s senior management team brings together successful careers in retail channel marketing of computer products and includes one of the three original authors of the USB specification.

“There is no doubt that USB provides an exciting opportunity for industry players, product developers, and the Canadian consumer of computer technology.”, stated Art Keating, Vice-President of Business Development for Keating Technologies. “In addition, we are familiar with the considerable management team at Entrega Technologies, and are very confident they will be a leader in the USB market space.”

Company Information
Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Entrega Technologies Inc. is a privately owned company formed in 1997 to develop, manufacture and market products based on USB technology. Entrega is a member of the USB Implementers Forum and a Windows 98 logo partner. The company’s senior management brings together eminently successful careers in retail channel marketing of computer products and major contributions to the creation of USB technical specifications.

Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading manufacturers’ representative in the microcomputer industry, proudly represents Entrega Technologies. With a staff of more that 90 employees, Keating provides integrated sales, marketing, and customer support services through offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.The company works with distributor and reseller partners to bring technology products and services to the Canadian consumer through retail, corporate, government, and education markets.