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  # 1371558 21-Aug-2015 13:11
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That's a shame. One of our customers had a box about 15 years ago. I thought the idea was sound, but price was too high. 

Surprised another party didn't come along and buy them up cheap and add them to existing infrastructure. Perhaps the business was viable if expenses were lowered.


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  # 1371573 21-Aug-2015 13:15
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Not surprised, My only dealings with them years ago were not good and they were very rigid and inflexible 




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  # 1371586 21-Aug-2015 13:38
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Looks like we will need another solution soon then.

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  # 1371587 21-Aug-2015 13:44
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freitasm: Funny how they had a NBR print article today (as mentioned on that link) saying how great the company was doing...




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Barely a week after director and minority shareholder Bill Farmer bragged to NBR about his company’s success in the North American market, the company has closed its doors.

 

An in-depth interview given by Mr Farmer now looks like nothing more than a snow job."

ugh - that is super extra shady. Business going under is bad news, directors lying about performance a week before liquidation is close to criminal isn't it?

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  # 1371633 21-Aug-2015 14:47
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freitasm: Funny how they had a NBR print article today (as mentioned on that link) saying how great the company was doing...




" Barely a week after director and minority shareholder Bill Farmer bragged to NBR about his company’s success in the North American market, the company has closed its doors. An in-depth interview given by Mr Farmer now looks like nothing more than a snow job."

ugh - that is super extra shady. Business going under is bad news, directors lying about performance a week before liquidation is close to criminal isn't it?


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  # 1371719 21-Aug-2015 16:30
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this is really not good, have alot of customers using Mako products around New Zealand :/

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  # 1371727 21-Aug-2015 16:36
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What specifically differs Mako from other products?





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well, the main difference compared to other routers in this scenario,  is if they shutdown / close access to the "cloud" control panel, its going to leave owners of the mako unable to make any changes to their mako, produce any reports etc


that back end system is still online at the moment, if it doesn't stay that way its going to be a big problem for there customers



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  # 1371736 21-Aug-2015 16:55
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dan: well, the main difference compared to other routers in this scenario,  is if they shutdown / close access to the "cloud" control panel, its going to leave owners of the mako unable to make any changes to their mako, produce any reports etc


that back end system is still online at the moment, if it doesn't stay that way its going to be a big problem for there customers




Almost certainly someone will come along and take that side of it over I'd suspect. If I had a few million spare, I'd probably consider it myself.

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  # 1371738 21-Aug-2015 17:00
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Almost certainly someone will come along and take that side of it over I'd suspect. If I had a few million spare, I'd probably consider it myself.



frankly i would go halves with you. huge money in the yearly service fees they got coming in, literally 10 minutes before i saw this thread i had just bought a 800$ licence for a customer for another year.

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  # 1371751 21-Aug-2015 17:26
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have some 3rd party info from others partners who deal with mako networks via their account managers, that some auckland staff received there final pay and that is it they are done there

some other info:

the cloud control system is apparently fully in the US now no longer in Albany/Auckland 
the US side of the operation it is apparently to keep running for usual now  (take with a grain of salt)


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SecureME has a big contract with the ministry of health i believe it is.
Real pain trying to do stuff at a pharmacy because almost every pharmacy in NZ has one of those mako routers and you have to contact some company in auckland that had the contract to install them everywhere.




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raytaylor: SecureME has a big contract with the ministry of health i believe it is.
Real pain trying to do stuff at a pharmacy because almost every pharmacy in NZ has one of those mako routers and you have to contact some company in auckland that had the contract to install them everywhere.


I've installed over 800 of these SecureME routers across NZ for the NZ Lotteries Commission and also many Pharmacies (used to work for that company you speak of).

From what I know this is very bad news for a couple of roll-outs that have just happened. I know of many more (large) ongoing projects taking place at the moment with Spark and don't see any other product fit for the purpose of what they're trying to use them for. Honestly I'd say that Spark will be the ones who will have to do something about it as they've got some very massive contracts out there.




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