"Our whole office is based on Intel Architecture," says Dave Upton. "The equipment has been reliable
with a minimum of downtime."
Intel has powered Travel.com.au from the very beginning. Booking an airline seat involves using extremely complex
databases. Travel.com.au needed this information to be accessible at the customer's fingertips, with a minimum
of waiting time.
To provide a leading edge travel service online requires continuous upgrading of very complex databases. Gair says
continuing to improve technology will make the experience much better for the customers - "and there's a lot
of work that goes into that."
To stay in front, Upton believes you have to "click your Website over every six to eight months."
Over the last two years the company has built up an enormous bank of knowledge from their customers about online
To cater to those requirements, Travel.com.au
12 Pentium III Xeon processor-based servers
- Windows NT
- Unix databases
is currently developing a rich media format on the site with the
help of Intel technicians.
The expanded site will offer fast, cutting edge displays of videos and graphics, including 360 degree views
of hotel rooms.
"People have been looking forward to that experience online, but before now it took too long to download,"