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Avnet Abacus and PUI Audio sign European distribution agreement on audio components range
Avnet Abacus, an interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributor and a regional business unit of Avnet, has been appointed European distribution partner by PUI Audio, a provider of broadcast audio components. The deal extends the existing agreement between PUI and Avnet in the Americas. Avnet Abacus will provide design support to customers throughout Europe and its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom on PUI Audio's range of acoustic audio devices, including the vendor's new Audio Sound eXciters, Slim-Line Micro Speakers and forthcoming Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones.
PUI Audio's new line of Sound eXciters transforms nearly any object into an audio generating device. Instead of relying on a diaphragm attached to the voice coil to generate sound, eXciters are designed to couple the voice coil directly to the inside surface of an object, transforming that object’s outer surface into an invisible, protected speaker. Without the need for mounting into an optimised enclosure or specialised chambering and venting to allow sound out, PUI Audio's eXciters can be mounted within hermetically-sealed packaging for waterproof/dustproof applications and afford more freedom for customers in outer case design. In addition, when the eXciter vibrates the surface of a product, audio is generated in a planar-wave fashion creating a more linear frequency response, meaning listeners can be positioned up to 90° off-axis of the excited surface and experience the same sound quality as a listener positioned directly in front of the excited surface. PUI Audio's Slim-Line Micro Speakers are designed for use where space is limited, such as in smartphones, tablets, laptops, as well as in wearable technology and IoT devices such as WiFi-enabled thermostats. PUI Audio will also soon offer Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones. Instead of following the design of traditional capacitive MEMS microphones, trapping air between layers, PUI Audio's piezoelectric MEMS diaphragm travels freely with sound making for improved fidelity and noise-rejection. With their IP68 rating, these new microphones are waterproof, dustproof, particle-resistant and shockproof. Also featuring a fast start-up time and low quiescent current draw, these microphones are ideal for use in nearly any application driven by voice capture and voice control.
"PUI's audio products undergo rigorous testing throughout manufacture, and customers are assured of the very highest standards of quality control across the range", commented Alan Jermyn, vice president of marketing for Avnet Abacus. "This partnership, founded on quality and service, is a key advantage for customers in Europe, with our product specialists located close by to offer design support for a range of sound requirements using PUI’s innovative audio components."
"Our experience with Avnet in the Americas has delivered excellent results, and we have every confidence in repeating this success in Europe by bringing Avnet Abacus on board as a European distribution partner", said Brian Coleman, global distribution manager at PUI. "Along with product innovation, our family business is built on superior customer service and quality. Avnet Abacus will be a great asset in ensuring that these values are met with efficiency and reliability, and with strong technical know-how, to support and help grow our customer base in Europe."
Bullboat goes swimming with Speaqua
Waterproof speaker vendor Speaqua Sound Co. has appointed consumer electronics specialist Bullboat as official distributor. Bullboat is currently pushing its products in Europe through its offices in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Joobot chooses Digitrading
Benelux: Kickstarter-backed startup Joobot, which has developed a do-it-all DSLR smart controller named CamBuddy Pro, has appointed Dutch consumer electronics specialist Digitrading as its official distributor for the Benelux region.
Exertis collaborates with ClearOne
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has secured a distribution agreement with ClearOne, a vendor specialized in the design and development of innovative conferencing, collaboration, and network streaming & signage solutions for voice and visual communications that provide unprecedented levels of functionality and reliability. Designed for both small business and large enterprises, their audio and visual solutions are simple to deploy either locally or within the cloud, highly affordable and easily scalable. Michael Thompson, Exertis UC business manager, said: "ClearOne represents an important addition to our growing collaboration portfolio, ticking all the boxes for our resellers and their end users in terms of technology, budget and functionality. Their Spontania product will be of particular interest to the channel enabling customers to deploy cloud based media collaboration without the need for expensive infrastructure." The ClearOne product range represented by Exertis spans: Software-based collaboration solutions with the flexibility of integrated traditional & cloud video conferencing and wireless presentation with low-cost appliances for any size room; and a broad portfolio of award-winning UC Voice products designed to enhance the user’s conferencing experience. Spontania is a cloud video and web conferencing solution that can connect hundreds of users in a single meeting across multiple devices such as mobile, PCs, telephones and room devices. Providing a truly powerful, flexible and scalable video conferencing solution, it can be deployed on-premises or as a cloud service. "Exertis has built a highly respected industry reputation and formed long-term relationships with resellers as a trusted and go-to IT resource", said Andrew Loadman, representing ClearOne Sales, N. Europe & Oceania. "Their strong reputation and robust reseller channel will significantly increase the accessibility and drive of our Media Collaboration products in Ireland and the United Kingdom."
Brodos gets exclusive with Coolpad
Germany: telephony specialist Brodos has secured an exclusive distribution deal with mobile phone vendor Coolpad.
Tech Data selected as a strategic global distribution partner by Dell EMC
Broadliner Tech Data has been selected as a key global distribution partner by Dell EMC, the leading provider of converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. Tech Data becomes a key global distributor that will carry the entire Dell EMC product line in both the Americas and Europe. Reseller partners across Tech Data's entire footprint now have access to the full Dell EMC portfolio, including an extensive and innovative range of flash storage, hybrid cloud, and advanced data center solutions. "We appreciate Dell EMC's continued trust in Tech Data and are excited to continue to serve as a global partner to help accelerate their growth in the channel", said Rich Hume, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Tech Data. "With our end-to-end expertise, strategic focus on helping our partners capitalize on third-platform technologies, and our longstanding relationships with Dell and EMC, we are well-positioned to help solution providers capture growth opportunities with the newly combined Dell EMC."
"As we launch the extraordinary Dell EMC Partner Program, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Tech Data", said Jim DeFoe, senior vice president, Dell EMC. "Tech Data is well positioned to help Dell EMC resellers grow their businesses by selling best-in-class technology and services. With Tech Data, our resellers have an excellent opportunity to maximize the value of distribution." In the EMEA region, Dell EMC is distributed by Tech Data in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Feeder expands on the rugged market
French multispecialist Feeder, which is an historic distributor of Panasonic rugged notebooks, has decided to strengthen its portfolio in this field, with two additional vendors, Getac (rugged notebooks and tablets) and Energizer (rugged smartphones - through the owner of the licence for this kind of products, Avenir Telecom). Both partnerships covers the French-speaking territories Feeder covers, that is, beside France, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and French-speaking Africa (managed from France).
Exertis provides Next-Generation Network Access Control, Visibility and Management solution for resellers
United Kingdom: the Value division of broadliner Exertis has signed a distribution agreement with Portnox, a vendor of network access control and management solutions designed to ensure security and compliance for businesses of all sizes and vertical markets. Exertis will provide resellers with the opportunity to deploy Portnox products and innovative technology both on-premises and in the cloud. Portnox CORE is an on-premises solution that scales to accommodate an increasing number and variety of devices, locations and environments delivering centralised, agentless, real-time device awareness and control. Portnox CLEAR, a SaaS cloud-based platform, delivers continuous, off- and on-premises risk monitoring of all enterprise endpoints as well as ease of use with a pre-setup infrastructure. CORE also delivers risk adaptive access over the VPN utilizing two factor authentication approach enabling access not only by the user strong identity, but also based on the device risk score when accessing through VPN.
Jason Hill, Exertis security sales director, said: "Portnox's CORE and CLEAR offerings meet all levels of Network Access Control needs, budgets and deployment preferences. Their solutions can be rapidly deployed in any environment, regardless of size and scale as they do not require any appliances, agents or changes to existing infrastructure. With Portnox, resellers can reduce the security risk and improve network control of their end customers by ensuring that only approved and authenticated devices are on the network."
Portnox was recently recognised for its pedigree with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership based on its analysis of the NAC industry. Ofer Amitai, Portnox, CEO, said: "Portnox is truly excited to join forces with Exertis to help increase our expansion in the United Kingdom with our comprehensive and innovative network security solutions, targeting new and existing customers. We believe the relationship will grow quickly as our network security solutions become top of mind for organisations."
Ingram Micro distributes Chipolo
Germany: broadliner Ingram Micro has expanded its smartobject portfolio with Chipolo Bluetooth smart object trackers.
Avigilon signs Nordic distribution agreement with EET Europarts
Scandinavia: the security division of broadliner EET Europarts has inked a distribution deal with IP-based video-surveillance vendor Avigilon, covering the whole region. Avigilon offers the world's most powerful end-to-end security system, including HD video surveillance, Self-learning video analytics and IT-friendly access control. The distribution agreement with EET Europarts includes distribution rights for Avigilon's systems and solutions in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The product portfolio will be distributed through EET Europarts' professional network of specialized surveillance and security installers and resellers.
"I am really pleased with this cooperation, and I am convinced that it will strengthen EET Europarts's position as a genuine value added distributor of professional high-end and end-to-end solutions, since Avigilon is an absolute leader in total solutions for the security industry", says Bo Ørbjerg, Group Sales Director, Surveillance & Security at EET Group. "In cooperation with Avigilon we are able to offer our professional dealers and installers a highly qualified technical support 24/7/365… even on Christmas Eve, if a critical installation requires it."
Avigilon designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions.
"EET Europarts is present in all four Nordic countries with a very active sales force, and with an ambition to provide the very best service", says Michael Kragh, Nordic Sales Director at Avigilon. "Furthermore, EET Europarts has for the past few years grown its Pan-European distribution bigger and stronger, and expanded the sales and product team with very skilled employees. EET Europarts is highly recognized as a professional distribution partner with wide competences in the security and surveillance business, and we look very much forward to the co-operation."
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