Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology

January 30, 2006 10:09 ET

Alternative Technology Signs Distributor Agreement with IGEL Technology

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(CCNMatthews - Jan 30, 2006) -

Agreement Extends Alternative Technology's Offering in the Growing Market for Smartcard Security in Thin Client and Server-Based Computing Environments

Alternative Technology, the leading specialty distributor of security and access infrastructure solutions, announced at Citrix summit06 that it has signed a value-added distribution agreement with IGEL Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of Linux and Windows-based thin client solutions. Under the agreement, Alternative Technology will distribute IGEL's industry-leading thin client solutions to its network of resellers in the USA and Canada.

IGEL extends Alternative Technology's current portfolio of access infrastructure and thin client products by adding IGEL devices with integrated Smartcard readers to protect customer data against unauthorized access, spyware, worms, and Trojans.

"Alternative Technology is partnering with IGEL because of its technical and market leadership in an area that bridges our thin client and security lines with a Smartcard solution that runs on Linux and Windows platforms," said William R. Botti, president and chief operating officer of Alternative Technology. "It also enables use of the Citrix Smooth Roaming function to share active sessions between workstations by means of the IGEL Smartcard."

"We are selectively building our channel partners to continue our success in 2006," said Matthew Haynes, president of IGEL Technology, Inc. "Alternative Technology has an excellent reputation in the VAR community, particularly with its strong server-based computing and security focus, and its innovative technical services and training programs that will assist VARs in adopting and deploying our technology."

This agreement follows the recent announcement of the formation of IGEL Technology Inc. in the USA, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a 500% increase in U.S. business in 2005, and the release of IGEL-5512 XP Premium Clever Client with Windows XP Embedded.

About Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Security, and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Carlsbad, California; and Mississauga, Canada. For more information, go to:, e-mail: or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).

About IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology develops, produces and markets the full range of Linux-based and Windows-based terminals and thin clients. IGEL is a leader in technology and one of the top manufacturers in the world (ranking fifth among the most successful thin client manufacturers, according to IDC). The success of IGEL is based on four core competencies: Thin Clients -- The broad product line and the wide range of the innovative firmware; Development -- The ability to customize both firmware and hardware for individual customer requirements providing solutions to specific vertical market segments; Services -- Our support network ensures that customer requests are handled promptly maintaining business continuity; and Solutions -- IGEL Clever Clients have been successful worldwide and provide special solutions for many different industries. For more information, go to:, or call toll-free 877-GET-IGEL.

Contact Information

  • Alternative Technology
    Stanton & Associates Public Relations
    Mark Rieger, 720-234-5381
    IGEL Technology, Inc.
    Matthew Haynes, 954-739-9990