Computing

Microsoft gives thumbs-up to South African company through OEM certification


Johannesburg, 27 Jun 2016
Read time 1min 20sec

Microsoft has recently awarded Turrito Networks, a MICROmega group company, OEM partner status, for its locally designed CloudGate desktop computing device.

The palm-sized computer, that boasts impressive benchmarks surpassing that of PCs double the price, is now available in a Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional version.

"Achieving OEM partner status with Microsoft is one of the key milestones we have set in the business, and supports us in providing not only a platform of choice for the majority of educational institutions, homes and SME businesses, but a cost effective computing alternative to traditional desktops," says Brian Timperley, MD and co-founder of Turrito Networks.

The CloudGate is available either as a 32GB or 64GB internal solid state drive and a SOC (System on a Chip) architecture, which the company believes positively impacts the device's performance capabilities.

As a unit which is easily capable of replacing existing desktops within a business or home environment, one of the most exciting aspects of CloudGate is it's price, from only R2 599 ex VAT. The entry level Windows 10 Professional model is just R4 499 ex VAT. This makes it one of the cheapest desktop computing devices available on the market.

Concludes Timperley: "Our Microsoft OEM partner status will help us more effectively deliver reliable, cost effective desktop solutions, and CloudGate is at the forefront of delivering Hybrid computing to a very clear gap in the market, with innovation and technology leadership."

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DUO Marketing + Communications Ayanda Siswana (010) 594 4700 ayanda@duomarketing.co.za
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