Peak Development Ltd announced as TKR’s first etail & retail distributor

4 November 2008, London: The Key Revolution (TKR), developers of the portable office and secure virtual network solution, Mobiu, have today announced a distribution partnership with Peak Development Ltd, the UK’s leading flash memory distributor.

TKR’s partnership with Peak Development marks a major milestone for the distribution of Mobiu and will introduce the ground-breaking solution to a range of well known etail and retail resellers. Mobiu will be stocked by Peak for distribution from the week of 27 October.

Robert Baseley, Managing Director at Peak Development comments, “In the current market environment, we are seeing our reseller partners begin to focus much more on product innovations that specifically tackle the business issues thrown up by the downturn. One of the key issues for their customers at the moment is cost effective data security when working away from the office which makes Mobiu a very timely product for us to be involved in.”

Adrian Burholt, CEO of The Key Revolution comments, “Peak has great channels into the etail and retail market place and they’ve been consistently enthusiastic about the product. Peak’s market is a natural fit with the capabilities Mobiu offers, and we’re looking forward to marketing the brand together”.

The Mobiu secure virtual network solution offers mobile computing to small/medium businesses and consumers. Mobiu is an advanced USB based device with a SIM card that plugs into a computer and enables the user to automatically store and back up the latest versions of all documents in designated file locations. Mobiu can then securely unlock, access and use all files, data and applications safely, securely, and privately, from any online PC running Windows XP or Vista, in any location. Services included with Mobiu are:

  • Plug and play ability
  • SIMAssured chip and pin access system
  • Web-browsing without leaving a ‘footprint’
  • File and folder back-up across multiple PCs direct to MobiVault secure server hosted by NTT Europe Online and powered by Sun Microsystems
  • Shared MobiRoom private workspaces that can be set up simply and easily where colleagues and friends can be invited to join and share information
  • Remote ‘kill’ feature to disable the Mobiu if the owner reports it as lost/stolen
Mobiu provides 5 gigabytes of file storage and is fully compatible with Windows XP and Vista operating systems. Mobiu uses patented technology in its SIMAssured Technology Platform to provide a secure central gateway.

Pricing: SRP £150 including VAT

The Key Revolution was created by a team of ex-Vodafone employees to license and commercialise technology patented by Vodafone. This technology enables internet users to securely authenticate themselves and encrypt their data using the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) - familiar to billions of mobile phone users worldwide. The Key Revolution was licensed to use the technology in September 2007 in return for an early equity stake. The first product from The Key Revolution based on its SIMAssured™ technology platform is Mobiu, a portable office solution which uses a unique SIM enabled solution to access files and applications securely from any online PC running Windows XP or Vista.

Peak Development Ltd is the UK’s leading Flash Memory provider. They offer a continually expanding range of products from retail packaged Memory Cards for Digital Cameras and Mobile Phones to highly specified OEM solid state drive for industrial applications. The portfolio of new products continues to grow and currently includes everything from mobile scanning equipment to satellite navigation.

Source: Clarke Mulder Purdie