SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY : Advanced Logic Research Closes Deal With Poland for Sale of Computers
Advanced Logic Research Inc. has agreed to sell 300 computers to the Polish government in a deal the company valued at less than $1 million.
The Irvine personal computer manufacturer has been designated the sole supplier for the Polish government’s Central Statistics Office in Warsaw, said Dave Kirkey, vice president of worldwide marketing.
The computers will be used for various statistical analyses and census number-crunching, Kirkey said.
“We’ve been working on this deal for more than a year,” he said.
The selection of ALR as the agency’s sole computer supplier leaves the door open for more purchases in the future, Kirkey said.
ALR will supply low-end PowerFlex computers and its PowerPro computers, which can be hooked together to create a computer network.
ALR secured the sale through its East European distributors, PTH TechMex and TechMex Far East Pte. Ltd. in Warsaw.
Kirkey said the distributors would pay ALR hard currency for the computers and then supply them to the Polish government.
Kirkey said he expects the first shipments in about two months, after the company receives the necessary export licenses from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which regulates sales of technology equipment to Eastern Europe.