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Congratulations to the wireless whisky winners!

Glenmorangie Competition.JPGAt the end of May, the wireless market marked 25 years since the FCC first opened up the radio spectrum to allow unlicensed access for communications, paving the way for wireless technology to become the ubiquitous business and consumer enabler that we know, love, and swear loudly at when something goes wrong.

To mark the occasion, Network Noise and MicroScope have teamed up with wireless experts D-Link to offer a rather special prize, a vintage 1985 Glenmorangie single malt.

Described by London wines and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd as "voluptuous, mouth-watering, full-flavoured, rich and complex," this (increasingly) rare expression deserves to take pride of place in your drinks cabinet.

I am pleased to be able to tell you that the competition was a great success; evidently for better or worse there are some hardened Scotch drinkers in the channel, which is of course exactly how we like it.

So without further ado. 25 runners up will each receive a miniature bottle of The Glenrothes 1985, and they are, in no particular order...

Richard Coward - IML Technology

Peter Rudd - Ilkley Computers Ltd

Nick Mellors - ISPB Ltd

Andrew Slater - Quantix UK Ltd

Dan Howe - Speed Communications

Richard Penney

Peter Baron - Computacenter (UK) Ltd

Peter Holloway - Westcoast

Chris Harrison - Westcoast

Andy Hough

Nick Gushlow - Westcoast

Rebecca Falk - solologic Ltd

Karl Robinson - Stratogen

Roger Spencelayh - Computing Services

Christina Green - open2europe

Graham Bodley - Atos Origin

Kieron Moore - Outsource Solutions (NI) Ltd

Neil Martin - Panda Security

Bob Lewis - Gaia Technologies plc

Steve Swindles

Richard Sheppard

Charlie Swan - SCC

Simon Butterworth - SIBIT Ltd

Sarah Whaley - Prodec Networks Ltd

Graeme Wilson

However, only one lucky reader can win the classic 25-year old Glenmorangie, and our congratulations go to Softcat commercial director David Simpson, whose name was first out of D-Link's rather fetching hat.

I am assured that the bottle has been kept well away from any journalists on deadline, and will shortly be winging its way to Softcat HQ in sunny Marlow.

Thanks again to everyone who took part!

This was first published in July 2010

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